Local News

  • TCCAA cuts 2 days a week at HC Senior Center

    Staff writer/photographer

    According to the Tri-County Community Action Agency, Henry County’s senior citizens will have to find somewhere else to eat a communal lunch, play cards and socialize on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Hours at the Senior Life Enrichment Center have been cut by 40 percent.


  • Public Records for the week of April 21, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Stuart M. Kaelin, 2 counts of failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/12.

    Angelique Matturo, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/14.

    Shelley R. Griffin, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/14.

    District Court


    Monday, April 12

    Judge Jerry D.

    Crosby II

  • Family Physicians Associates joins Jewish Phyisicians Group

    Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare announced last week that the Family Physician Associates practice will join the organization’s physician network effective Aug. 1. Partners in the FPA practice - Drs. Jim Smith, David Wallace, Edward Sames, Kenneth Gardner and David Jones – and their office staff will now be a part of the Jewish Physician Group.

  • Nature’s air conditioning at Squire Boone Caverns

    Staff writer/photographer

    As the heat wave moves relentlessly into the foreseeable future, a daycation surrounded by the natural air conditioning in Squire Boone Caverns could be just the thing.

    The caves are reported to “stay a pleasant 54 degrees year round.”


  • Old friends reunite for new beauty shop

    Staff writer/photographer

    Long-time friends and business partners Tracy Foree and Sue Ford recently opened Penn Avenue Salon in Eminence.

    As a grand opening special, they are offering $7 haircuts throughout the month of July.

    Foree said she’s been doing hair for 21 years. Ford has been cutting hair for about 17 years.

    Their specialty is cutting and styling ethnic hair including bi-racial and hispanic hair.


  • Bryant sentenced to 50 years

    Staff writer/photographer

    One of two men charged in connection to a 2008 home invasion in Smithfield has accepted a plea bargain.

    Robert Bryant, of Eminence, and codefendant Johnny Lee Gibson were arrested in May 2008 and charged with breaking into the home of Joe and Cheryl Bibelhauser.

    As part of his plea, Robert Bryant, of Eminence, was sentenced to a total of 50 years.


  • Public Records for the week of April 28, 2010


    Kelly Smith King, 36, Sulphur, to Kenneth Wayne Wathen, 42, Sulphur.

    Heather K. Shelton, 21, Pleasureville, to Brandon D. Shrader, 24, Pleasureville.

    Tammy Louise Murray, 38, Warsaw, to Richard Monroe Smith, 48, Turners Station.

    Violet K. Raisor, 71, Shelbyville, to Robert Coy Logan, 63, Shelbyville.

    Brittny K. P. Hamilton, 18, Turners Station, to Emmanuel T. Maddox, 19, Turners Station.


  • Summer Cooling Program 2010

    The Tri-County Community Action Agency began its Summer Cooling Program, July 12. The agency, located at 125 Park Road in New Castle asks that when applying for assistance to please bring the following:

    Recent electric bill (shut off notice)

    Proof of income (previous month) of everyone in household

    Names, birthdates and social security numbers of everyone in household

    Proof of current address (rent, receipt, lease or deed, property tax bill)

  • FRYSC to hold Hearts of Grace giveaway

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County’s Family Resource Center and Youth Services have partnered with community churches and community members for the Hearts of Grace Giveaway.

    Youth Services Center coordinator Karen Wilson said the overall concept is a yard sale with a twist — everything is free.

  • Do you take debit cards?

    General Manager

    Eminence residents soon will be able to pay their utility and tax bills by credit or debit card.