Local News

  • ‘Sheer coincidence’ leads to arrest

    Staff writer/photographer

    Call it a local version of the television series “To Catch a Predator.”

    It began when an Oldham County teenager transposed a couple of numbers on her cell phone when making an outgoing call.

    Kentucky State Police say the number she inadvertently dialed allegedly belongs to Nathan Ashcraft, 27, of Sulphur.

    According to KSP Post 5 Public Affairs Office Trooper Michael Webb, Ashcraft began sending text messages and pictures of himself, of a sexual nature, to the girl, who is 14.

  • After 4 years, Shelbyville bypass finally opens

    Landmark News Service

    The scene on the Shelbyville Bypass was hectic on Nov. 3, with engineers, traffic personnel and contractors running all over the place.

    Excitement was in the air  — after years in the works and after one setback after another, the big moment had finally arrived: the long-anticipated highway was about to open.


  • Public Records for the week of November 10, 2010


    Christopher B. Tucker, 34, Eminence, and Crystol Lea Tucker, 34, Eminence.

    Zoning permits

    Nationwide Farm Supply, 7664 La Grange Road, Smithfield, 10/1, temporary office, fee $101, value $25,592.

    Jennie Snook, 632 Dawkins Lane, Sulphur, 10/1, deck, no charge under 100 square feet, value $500.

    Artilla Scisney, 9961 La Grange Road, La Grange, 10/5, house, fee $541, value $120,000.

  • Sewers and biz development top Eminence priority lists

    General Manager

    Candidates for mayor in Eminence all listed infrastructure and economic development as critical issues facing their city.

    Eight council candidates addressed the topics last week in a forum hosted by the Local and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce. The three mayoral candidates addressed the issues in that forum, and in a debate hosted by Eminence businesses Monday night.

  • Henry County resident sues health department director

    Landmark News Service

    A Henry County man is suing the director of the North Central District Health Department, claiming she fired him without cause.

    Wyatt Moody filed a civil suit Oct. 6 in Shelby Circuit Court against North Central District Health Department Director Renee Blair.

  • to Honor&Serve

    On May 5, 1941 William Frank Pollard was drafted into the U.S. Army.

    “I went in exactly seven months before Pearl Harbor,” he said.

    Pollard, 92, went from civilian life to military life in Washington, D.C., Norfolk, Va., and Seattle, Wash.

    After receiving his commission as a second lieutenant, Pollard marched off to war.

  • Anything good you could say, that was Marla

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County’s Relay for Life chairwoman lost her battle with cancer last week.

    Marla Young, 50, of Eminence died Wednesday, Nov. 3, after a battle that began with a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2004. She served as the county’s Relay for Life chairwoman from 2009-2010, and was committed to the job again for 2011.

  • Eminence: Stephens wins mayor

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    “I’m very glad it’s over. And very glad at the way it turned out,” Drane Stephens said Tuesday night.

    Stephens will serve as the next mayor of Eminence, taking 45.68 percent  (365 votes) of the almost 800 votes cast for that race. Fellow council member Shawn Bright took 29.4 percent  (235 votes) of the vote and challenger Manda Gingrich took 24.9 percent (199 votes).

  • Eminence candidates discuss city’s needs

    General Manager

    As with the candidates for Eminence mayor, candidates for the Eminence City Council listed jobs and economic development as their top concerns in an election forum on Oct. 14.

    Eight of the 12 candidates for the council were in attendance for the forum.

  • Gifted students focus on communication

    Staff writer/photographer

    Students in the Eminence Independent Schools’ gifted program have set some lofty goals.

    The program’s middle school students are working on a communications theme.