Local News

  • Rough Crossing

    Families on Wolfpen Road recently learned a status change on their bridge created an impediment for buses, disrupting their normal transportation routine just as students head back to school.
    The Wolfpen Road bridge creek serves as the only way in or out for the estimated 150 or so homes in the Pendleton area. The bridge over a medium-sized creek for the county road dates back to 1919.

  • Dawson hears her sentence for arson

    Yvonne Dawson, who pleaded guilty to arson and trafficking in a controlled substance last month, received her sentence Aug. 4 in Oldham County Circuit Court.
    Dawson will serve five years for each trafficking charge and another 10 years for the arson, with all three to be served concurrently for a total of 10 years. Her sentence was probated after she was given credit for time served. She’ll be on probation for five years.

  • Ducharm to work for Americorps

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    Although very recently graduated from college, Michael Ducharm has thrown himself in the midst of a whirlwind training session to prepare him for just about anything.
    “I’m still in training, and I’m really excited about the possibilities on what kind of work I’ll be getting into,” he said.
    The Pleasureville resident who moved to Kentucky from California at the age of 12 is two weeks into a training program for AmeriCorps.

  • Price returns to Henry schools as assistant superintendent

    Henry County Public School’s new assistant superintendent feels glad to be back in the district where he began his educational career at Eastern Elementary 27 years ago.
    Originally from Shelby County, Price landed his first job at Eastern as a sixth grade teacher.
    “I really knew nothing about Henry County at that point, and asked where the school was and they told me how to get there,” he recalled. “I drove about half-way and turned around because I thought there couldn’t be a school this far out.”

  • Rotary honors Hammer Smith with the Andy Anderson Award

    The Rotary Club of Eminence recently honored history teacher, schools administrator and local historian as the latest Andy Anderson-Paul Harris Fellow.
    For the benefit of honoree Earl T. “Hammer” Smith and Rotary’s latest inductee, Jessica Powell of Henry County Public Library, emcee Michael Duncan at the clubs Aug. 1 meeting provided some background on the more than 100-year-old organization and its founder.

  • Sidewalk battle spills over to a new location

    After feeling as though his business was being targeted by the city of New Castle, Bob Cook, owner of Henry County Helping Hands, alerted the city to another business in town that had violated a recently passed ordinance.
    In July, New Castle implemented an ordinance that prohibits the placement of merchandise on the sidewalk in front of a business, something that Cook had frequently practiced.

  • Brewer recognized for safety efforts

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored 146 law enforcement officers from 125 agencies across the Commonwealth, including a trooper from Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg, for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles, according to a news release.
    The honoree from the sixth district was Trooper Barrett Brewer.

  • Defoe tapped for distillery, history park

    The original vision for buying a hog farm in Defoe involved having a place to teach his son the value of hard work, said the owner and founder of Patriot Brands. That changed after Damien Prather researched the old Low Dutch barn that came with the property.
    The idea to create Six-Mile Creek Distillery — a $5 million investment in an 8,000-square-foot facility that will employ 15 when it opens in 2017 — sprang from what Prather learned about the early Kentucky settlers.

  • Welcome to the EDhub

    Community members and students were able to interact with Eminence Independence Schools’ expanded and enhanced facility when educators celebrated with a grand opening July 31 and hosted an open house Aug. 1, giving many their first look at the first major expansion to the city’s schools for 70 years.

  • Eades plans to revive his evangelism by hitting the road

    A revival first brought Eminence United Pentecostal Church’s latest preacher here, and he recently resigned from that pulpit to hit the road again.
    When Robert Eades arrived here in 2000 with wife Sherri and their children Kaitlyn and Brennen, it was at the invitation of his predecessor, who was soon to retire, to evangelize and to sing, after hearing him during a camp choir. At first, they didn’t intend to stay.