Local News

  • Lending a hand

    Every year, usually in March and April, college students across the nation plot just what they’ll do for their spring break.

    Many plan trips to places warmer, sunnier and sandier than their dreary dorm rooms. Some head for Florida, some to Mexico and other international locations. A few may opt for a ski trip.

    But a dedicated few volunteer their time to help others. And they pay to do it.

  • ‘Bursting at the seams’

    For better or worse, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department is growing.
    “We’re doing a lot more law enforcement, and with the court system... we’re doing a lot for them,” Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens told the fiscal court last week. “We are bursting at the seams.”
    Bursting at the seams, he said, is leading to “some very interesting problems.”

  • Wreck kills young mother

    A 23 year-old Oldham County woman has died as a result of injuries sustained in a collision in Henry County on Tuesday, March 15.

    Kentucky State Police public information officer Trooper Michael Webb said Sarah M. Cornish, of La Grange, was on her way to work at Park Place community living center in New Castle.

    She was traveling East on Kentucky 146 at 6:55 a.m. when she lost control in a sharp curve at Dawkins Lane, causing her vehicle to hit a nearby tree. 

    “We have had wrecks there over the years,” he said.

  • What once was stolen has now been found

    That which was lost has now been found.

    The Sulphur Christian Church bell, stolen about 1.5 weeks ago, has been found.

    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Trooper Michael Webb said in the course of investigation, troopers received a tip about the bell’s whereabouts.

    According to a Campbellsburg Post 5 media release “it was determined that Eric C. Klink, 34 years old from Bedford, stole the bell from the church.”

    Cathy Lawrence’s parents donated the bell to the church.

  • Activity is up at WAC

    Since Eminence Independent Schools assumed operation of the Warrior Activity Center, formerly the Eminence Community Life Center, attendance at the facility has increased.

    WAC director Alex Jensen told EIS board members that new recreational and educational opportunities are the key. Jensen used a PowerPoint presentation to highlight the programs.

    Attendance at the EIS After-School Program was doubled from a year ago. From January through February 2010 the program attendance was 317. For the same period in 2011 there were 652 sign-ins.

  • Starvin Marvin gives back

    Marvin and Julie Whitesides opened Starvin’ Marvin’s Restaurant in Pendleton just last year, but when an EF3 tornado leveled two homes in Eminence last month decided they needed to help.

    Marvin Whitesides said Janet Spies and Ronnie Graves, whose home was one of two destroyed by the tornado, are regulars at the cafe. “He comes in sometimes two, three times a day,” he said, “and Janet comes in about three times a week.”

    So, one night last week Whitesides cooked up enough fried chicken and fixings to feed up to 150 people.

  • Two arrested for 6-mile break-in

    Just why they thought it was a good idea isn’t clear.

    Sarah Russell, 26, of Louisville and Zachary Ethington, 19, of Eminence, pleaded not guilty on March 7 to charges connected to a burglary at Six Mile Jamboree. The two were caught along with a juvenile. Both Russell and Ethington were charged with 3rd degree complicity to commit burglary and 2nd degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Thornton indicted for DUI, wanton endangerment

    A Milton woman found asleep at the wheel of her still running car, with two small children in the back seat, in November has been indicted.

  • Four-Day Yard Sale to be held on Ky Hwy 55

    Residents and businesses along Ky Hwy 55 in the counties of Carroll, Trimble, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Nelson, Washington, Marion, Taylor, Adair and Russell are welcome to participate and join in a four day yard sale being held April 14th through April 17 along Hwy 55. Each participating person or business is responsible for promoting the event in their own county, however the Finchville Ruritan Community Center is sponsoring the event and can post a map to let others know where you are. For more information please call (502) 834-7754.


  • Wind catches burn pile flame, leads to field fire

    On Monday afternoon scanners blasted an alarm of a grass fire at the Smithfield Cemetery that was spreading.

    Lake Jericho fire chief Guy Coombs said Morris Clark, Jr. was clearing limbs and other debris at Smithfield Cemetery.

    The wind caught his burn pile and flames quickly spread toward the adjoining property of Minice McAlister. “It was lucky the fields were mowed around it,” Coombs said.

    He said Clark and his wife, June, fought it on their own using a yard rake and shovel, but couldn’t contain the fire.