Local News

  • As temps drop, risk of chimney fires is up

    Staff writer/photographer

    Fireplaces provide warmth and a cozy glow in winter, but Henry County’s assistant emergency management coordinator Denny Washburn said a fireplace can be dangerous if the chimney is not properly maintained.

    Washburn, who also is Pleasureville’s fire chief, said Henry County has experienced three heating-related fires in recent weeks.

  • Public Record for the week of October 7, 2009


    Janie Annette Mazza, 40, Sulphur, to Stephen Marchell Beach, 45, Sulphur.

    Property Transfers

    Vivian and Theresa Powell, Campbellsburg, to Richard L. and Susan Vonnahme, Murray. Property in Henry County; $89,298.

    Charles and Joyce McCormick, Sulphur, to James W. and Iris D. Aneszko, Sulphur. Property in Henry County; $40,000.

  • Public Records for the week of August 12, 2009


    Jerome Smith, 40, New Castle and Crystal Lynn McCoy, 34, New Castle.

    Michael Eugene Cundiff, 46, Eminence, and Patricia Ann Cundiff, 43, Pleasureville.

    James Alan Meister, 39, Pendleton, and Leslie Jean Meister, 40, Pendleton.

    Joseph Wortham Sr., 28, Smithfield, and Rebekah Wortham, 26, New Castle.

    Christopher Lee Ellis, 32, Shelbyville, and Tina Marie Booher, 28, Smithfield.

    Henry County Sheriff’s Department arrests

  • Public Records for the week of August 19, 2009


    Todd Giddens Woodward, 37, Shelbyville, and Angelena Tramartana Woodward, 42, Eminence.

    David Martin Lyons, 43, Pleasureville, and Amy Michelle Lee, 28, Pleasureville.

    David Jake DeGrella, 22, Buckner and Amanda M. Taylor, 23, La Grange.

    Henry County Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Larry Marsee, third degree terroristic threatening, arrested by Danny Stivers on Aug. 6.

  • Public Record for the week of September 2, 2009

    Property transfers

    Federal National Mortgage Association a/k/a Fannie Mae, Chicago, to Max Kentucky Properties, New Castle. 1035 Drennon Road, Campbellsburg; $22,000.

    Estate of Janna Lee Owens King, by and through Executor Robert T. King III, New Castle, Robert T. King III and Janet King, and Robin Ann King Woods, Campbellsburg, to Kary A. and Jennifer Raymer Weihe, Louisville. Tract No. K of the Agricultural Division for Robert T. King Jr. and Janna Lee King; $34,000.

  • Sidewalk project delayed

    General Manager

    A long delayed sidewalk repair project in Eminence will be delayed, again.

    In 2008, Eminence was awarded a TEA-21 grant to repair some of its sidewalks. The grant would have provided the city with about $80,000, with the city chipping in an additional $20,000.

    Mayor Jim Pettit said the grant would help the city repair sidewalks in various parts of the city, including near Eminence School and on Sulphur Avenue, as well as, potentially, north and south Main Street, and portions of Elm Street.

  • Theiss closing Eminence store

    Staff writer/photographer

    Theiss Home Furnishings of La Grange has maintained its one and only satellite store in Eminence since 1981.

    Owner Wayne Theiss said his father, Bob Theiss began the business in 1945.

    “Then when I got out of college in 1970, I got into the business,” he said.

    Theiss said he has leased the building at 68 W. Broadway since that time.

  • Public Records for the week of October 14, 2009


    Andrea Renee Fink, 22, Pendleton, to Jacob David Clark, 28, Pendleton.


    Frank Martin Tansey Jr., 60, Smithfield and Judy Tansey, 62, Smithfield.

    David Lee Chesnutt, 54, Campbellsburg, and Theresa Lynn Chesnutt, 43, Turners Station.

    Property Transfers

  • Public Record for the week of September 9, 2009


    Mark Edward Louden, 37, Eminence, and Kelli Jo Godbey, 39, Eminence.

    Carlton F. Banner, 45, Smithfield, and Elizabeth A. Simmons, 44, Smithfield.

    Kevin Charles Burk, 52, Campbellsburg, and Valerie Carey Smith, 55, Pleasureville.

    District Court records:


    Monday, August 31

    Judge Jerry D. Crosby II

  • Eminence student wins Beta Club spelling bee

    Staff writer/photographer

    On December 11, Eminence Independent High School junior Shelby Cannon took first place in a spelling competition at the 69th Annual Kentucky Beta Club Convention held at the Galt House and Kentucky Convention Center in Louisville.

    There are competitions ranging from arts and crafts endeavors to academic subjects.

    Cannon said participants in academic competitions signed up and completed the tests on the spot.