Local News

  • Sparrow soars to state post

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    So, how does a hometown girl from Point Pleasant end up with a gubernatorial appointment to a cabinet-level job in Frankfort?

    That question was recently put to Marcheta Sparrow, Secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.

  • Public Records for the week of June 2, 2010


    Stacy G. Morgan, 33, Eminence, to Scott A. Stewart, 32, Eminence.

    Georgia Danielle Webb, 25, Pleasureville, to Travis Slayden Ashcraft, 28, Bagdad.


    Michael Brandon Marshall, 31, Eminence, and Brittany Lee Marshall, 27, Eminence.

    Richard Wayne Clemons, 42, Sulphur, and Chrisana Jones, 48, Sulphur.

    Jeffrey Croxton, 34, Eminence, and Stacey Croxton, 40, Shelbyville.

  • Three vie for Eminence mayor

    General Manager

    The window to file for the Nov. 2 general election has passed, and in the last week, 57 people filed to run for local offices. The majority of those filing, did so Monday and Tuesday, just ahead of the 4 p.m., Aug. 10 deadline.

    The following races will appear on the ballot, along with federal, state and county partisan races whose slates were set after the May primary election:

    Eminence Board of Education

  • 18% of EIS students are from other districts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Parents have to make choices about their childrens’ education on a regular basis. Some, like Sherrie Lentini of Shelby County, even choose to inconvenience themselves a little in their quest for the best.

    Lentini is the mother of three EIS students who live in Shelby County. She drives about two hours back and forth each day because of the district’s unique offerings.

  • Public Records for the week of June 16, 2010


    Linda Neth, 25, Eminence, to Matthew Thomas McAllister, 25, Eminence.

    Stephanie M. Wakelam, 26, Florence, to Richard B. Putnam, 32, Pleasureville.

    Casey R. Sparkman, 25, Turners Station, to Daniel M. Hawkins, 22, Turners Station.

    Victoria B. Carter, 18, Pleasureville, to Timothy D. Wilson, 21, New Castle.

    Stacy Marie Milliner, 22, New Castle, to Timothy Wade Benham, 45, New Castle.


  • Wright: ‘It was a stupid thing I did’

    An Eminence man charged with 1st degree rape could serve 12 years in prison, according to a plea agreement entered last week.

    James W. “Foxy” Wright, plead guilty in circuit court last week to 1st degree rape and 4th degree assault, a class B felony and class A misdemeanor respectively. As part of the plea, the Commonwealth’s Attorney dropped the persistent felony offender status Wright was indicted for in 2009.

  • Public Records for the week of May 12, 2010


    Amber N. Combs, 18, Eminence, to Billy E. Rose, 18, Eminence.

    Tiffany Marie Reeder, 26, Eminence, to Michael Bruce Whitely, 28, Eminence.

    Marlena D. Sturgeon, 32, Pleasureville, to K. Oniel Sweet Jr., 27, Pleasureville.

    Property Transfers

    Sandra Joyce Stump, Carrollton, to Louis Douglas and Sarah Jane Barry, Turners Station. Property in Henry County; $1, fair market value is $247,000.

  • Public Records for the week of May 19, 2010

    District Court


    Monday, May 10

    Judge Jerry D.

    Crosby II

    Ronald W. Cravens, 1949, charges from 3/10: operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, BAC .08, 1st offense; rear license not illuminated. Not guilty, continued to 5/24.

    Estille T. Preston, 1974, charges from 4/23: failure to wear seat belts; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 2nd offense or greater. Not guilty, preliminary hearing 5/24.

  • C’Burg attorney: CVFD owes city $52k

    General Manager

    According to a legal opinion issued by Campbellsburg City Attorney Graham Whatley, the Campbellsburg Volunteer Fire Department owes the city $52,000.

    Within the 20-page document, and at Monday night’s council meeting, Whatley indicated that the city should be compensated $52,000 by the fire department. He argued that amount is the difference between what the city paid for repair of the fire department and the amount of insurance on the building.


  • Hartlage: ‘I thought it was okay’

    General Manager

    In a tense exchange with Magistate Nick Hawkins, Planning and Zoning Commissioner Roger Hartlage said he didn’t see anything inappropriate in the fill used to level off ground at SBH Properties in Pendleton.

    Hartlage and his supporters told magistrates during a special meeting last week that they didn’t have all of the facts when it came to the issue of Hartlage’s removal from the commission.