Local News

  • Coach: Ricketts has strong chance of making state tourney

    Heading into Tuesday’s NCKC tournament, the Henry County High School boys’ golf team was coming off of a loss to Owen and Shelby County.

  • $150k animal shelter grant awarded

    Landmark News Service

    The approval of a state grant for $150,000 for the animal shelter proposed jointly by the fiscal courts of both Trimble and Henry counties has put the project on the fast track toward completion.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent confirmed Tuesday morning that the counties had received the $150,000 grant through the Animal Control Advisory Board, a division of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • HCPS takes .32% tax increase

    After years of taking the state-allowed four-percent tax increase, the Henry County Board of Education voted Aug. 25 to accept the compensating tax increase – one which would generate the same amount of revenue as last year, and would not substantially raise taxes on county property owners.

  • EIS, HCPS ACT scores improve

    Juniors in both the Eminence Independent and Henry County Public Schools systems performed well enough on the ACT last year to increase the average scores in all subject areas.

    Eminence’s average composite of 20.9 placed it seventh among the state’s districts.

    Additionally, more juniors in both districts met the designated benchmarks for the test’s subject areas — English, math, reading and science — compared to the previous years.

  • Parents, teachers adjusting to new grading system

    Special to the Local
    Two of the three elementary schools in the Henry County School District are changing the way parents will receive information about their children’s progress on report cards.
    Letter grades, used to rate academic success – or lack thereof – for generations of schoolchildren, will be replaced with numbers representing each student’s level of mastery of core subjects, as required by the state Department of Education.

  • For small churches, upkeep is costly

    When times are tight economically, most families will do what they can to cut spending so they can afford the necessities.

    Jeff Bramel, pastor of Pleasureville United Methodist Church, said sometimes hard times will force families to stop tithing, making a bad economy even worse for smaller churches like his.

  • Bank warns residents of phone scam

    A new phone scam has worked its way into Henry County, and its after your debit card number.

    Carroll Yates, President of Farmer’s Deposit Bank in Eminence, said his bank received one call Monday during business hours, and then several more after business hours about an automated call some customers — and non-customers — received.

    The source number for the automated call has varied, with one customer reporting that the caller ID showed their own phone number calling. Another reported a phone number out of Bedford, Texas.

  • Officials present plan for KY-146

    State transportation officials and representatives from GRW Engineers last week presented more specific details of preliminary plans to straighten and rebuild the section of Kentucky 146 from Ky. 153 in Pendleton to its junction with State Ky. 55 in New Castle.

  • Public record for the week of Sept. 7


    Brooke Erin Trammell, 32, Eminence, to Donald Paul Trammell, 31, Eminence.


    James Wallace Cox III, 50, New Castle, and Peggy Ray Payton, 53, New Castle.

    Michael Wilson Bayne, 50, Pleasureville, and Barbara Ann Bayne, 40, Shelbyville.

    William K. Eldridge, 58, Pendleton, and Teresa Lyn Eldridge, 48, Pendleton.

    Matthew T. Wells, 26, Eminence, and Rebecca Ann Devine, 30, Pleasureville.

  • KIPDA conducting diabetes needs assessment

    The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition is conducting an individual needs assessment project for invidiuals with diabetes.

    As part of the project, participants will be asked to complete a survey about their health concerns and needs  when it comes to managing their diabetes. The project targets residents who are over the age of 50 and have Type 2 diabetes.