Local News

  • Chris Janson: Right at home

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series previewing the Froggy Field Party, set for Sept. 10 at the Kentucky Renaissance Festival.

    By Brett Waford
    Special to the Local

    When Chris Janson pulls into Eminence on Saturday, Sept. 10, for the Froggy Field Party 3, he’ll feel right at home.  He spent the first 18 years of his life at the end of a gravel road surrounded by corn and soybeans just like in Henry County.


    Landmark News Service

    A parade the likes of which have never seen before in Henry and Trimble Counties escorted the remains of longtime Trimble County businessman Paul Burrows to his final rites Friday. Burrows, 87, died Tuesday, Aug. 16.

  • State asking schools to go tobacco free

    Special to the Local

    State education and public health officials have joined forces to encourage school districts to implement policies that would prohibit the use of all tobacco products anywhere on school-owned property – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Eminence Independent Schools already is considering the prohibition.

  • Changes coming to Eminence’s Main Street

    Special to the Local

    The landscape in downtown Eminence will change later this week or early next week, when the former Cook’s Pharmacy building is razed to make room for a drive-through at the Farmers Deposit Bank main branch.

    The building, at the corner of South Main and East Broadway streets, formerly the location of the Vive Salon and Spa, was purchased by the bank, which plans to close it’s branch office at 5405 S. Main St., where the drive-through is now.

  • Body pulled from Lake Jericho

    Special to the Local

    An autopsy has determined that drowning was the cause of death for a Louisville man, whose body was found Saturday morning floating in Lake Jericho.

    Detective Jason Brown of Kentucky State Police Post 5 continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Latonio L. Hyatt, 22.

    According to a KSP news release, Hyatt’s family had reported him missing to Louisville Metro Police on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

  • Music is a family tradition for The Roys

    By Brett Waford
    When the two-time Inspirational Country Music Duo of the Year pull into Eminence on Saturday, Sept. 10, they will bring a change of tune to the Froggy Field Party. 

    Traditionally a country music only concert, The Roys bring their modern Bluegrass sound to the stage.   

  • Group provides support for home school families

    Christy Coleman decided to home school her children when she was still in high school – long before she married her husband, Micah, and became a mom.

    Part of her decision likely stems from her own academic experience: She attended a public elementary school, but in middle school was switched to a private school. In high school, she returned to public education.

  • Grand jury indicts two women in prescription pill scheme

    Two Henry County women have been indicted on charges that they were involved in a prescription drug scheme.

    According to a press releaes from Kentucky State Police, Fleicia Smith, 46, and Jessica Tuggle Dale, 29, were indicted after an investigation that began in July.

  • KSP, HCSO officers cleared in fatal shooting

    Two officers involved in a fatal shooting in March have been cleared by the Henry County Grand Jury.

    The Grand Jury met last week and issued a “no true bill” regarding the shooting that took place at 361 Sawmill Road.

    The No True Bill clears Kentucky State Police Trooper Manny Soto and Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Murray, who shot and killed 24-year-old Lewis Jennings, of Lockport in the March incident.

    The officers had responded to a 911 call from the residence regarding an intoxicated person firing a gun in the air.


    As the animal control officer for two counties – Henry and Trimble – Dan Flinkfelt spends a lot of his time on the road.