.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • From Mobley Stand to Bethlehem

    For decades, people from across the nation and several foreign countries send their Christmas cards to the little town of Bethlehem.

    The cards are sent there for the Bethlehem postmark and the ‘Three Wise Man’ cachet, designed by Mrs. Lee Peyton beginning in 1947, and may now include the town’s new stamp. The place once known as Mobley Stand bustled with the loud sounds of industry and innovative ideas.

  • Rankin began career with vehicle enforcement

    By Steve Doyle

    Landmark News Service

    Todd Rankin, the newest officer with the Simpsonville Police Department, may be familiar to some folks around Shelby County even before he puts on a uniform.

    Rankin, a former officer with Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement and most recently with Eminence Police Department, swore Wednesday morning that he never had fought a duel and would uphold the duties in his official ceremony before Mayor Steve Eden at Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Tintype is a piece of Henry History

    Tintype photographs populated the personal landscape of the Civil War era and most of the mid to late 1800s. 

    A Henry County resident recently purchased a tintype with the name of a Henry County resident Rosa (Rose) Timoney Hermans. Octacvia Tacy Lewis gave birth to Timoney in 1854 in Athens, Ohio. Timoney married James Hermans and lived in Eminence. Hermans died Feb. 11, 1932, in Henry County. No further photographic evidence can be found to ascertain whether the person in the tintype matches the same county resident named on the tintype’s paper case.

  • Take 5 with Sharon Bright

    Eastern 1-8th grade

    Henry County High School Graduate

    Married 38 years

    Two children

    B.A. Kentucky State University
    Masters UofL

    Rank 1 UofL

     

    What made you decide a career in education?

    I was very involved with the youth at my church. My husband said that I should think about going into teaching.

  • Earl “Hammer” Smith to receive Patrick Henry Award

    Earl Thomas “Hammer” Smith is the seventh winner of the Patrick Henry Award presented by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Eminence Rotary Club and the Henry County Historical Society. Hammer’s contributions to Henry County cover many years and range from teaching social studies at Henry County High School to being mayor of New Castle and serving on both the volunteer fire department and emergency squad.

  • EPD officer joins Simpsonville

     

    By Steve Doyle

    Landmark News Service

    Todd Rankin, a veteran officer with the Eminence Police Department, will join the Simpsonville Police Department, giving the city five full-time officers.

    Chief Chip Minnis delivered that news to the Simpsonville City Commission at its meeting Wednesday morning and said Rankin, who is on a long-planned cruise, would be sworn in next Wednesday by Mayor Steve Eden and be ready to go to work.

  • Take 5 with Suzanne Schulte

    Bio

    Fairfield and Dayton High School

    Brown Mackie Vet Tech Degree

    Henry County Animal Control Officer

    Vet Tech in Oldham County

     

    Where did your interest in helping animals come from?

    I have always been into animals. I was like that as a kid. I did a lot of rescues. I am a vet tech in Oldham County and before that I would help with spay and neuter clinics. Now that I have a medical background, I get paid for things that I normally wouldn’t have.

  • The Louisville Metro area offers new destinations for regional locals

    A trip to the Louisville metropolitan area doesn’t always cross many locals’ minds, but a continuing revitalization of the area may change your mind.

    In this week’s one tank trip, I looked for a mix of family friendly destinations and those couples could enjoy.

    Travelers can reach downtown’s West Main Street in less than hour on the weekend. Unless an event clogs up the Third Street exit, you can find accessible parking at street level and save parking money for something more enjoyable.

  • Random kindness

    Eminence High School students didn’t know what school had in store for them last Wednesday, an early release day.

    Motorists traveling through Eminence may have seen students from the sophomore, junior and senior classes weed the flower bed across from Dairy Queen, holding signs in front of Eminence City Hall or even washing windows on Penn Avenue.

     Eminence Middle and High School Principal Shannon Treece said the staff gave the students a ‘Change the day Challenge.’

  • ACT data skewed

    Changes in the 2013 ACT score reports make comparisons in trend data for county schools moot.

    The ACT entrance exam included two different variables in its score reporting this year: students who received time extended accommodations and whose scores previously didn’t count; and ACT changed its benchmark scores, which are considered predictors of the ability of a student to make a B or C in related college courses.