Local News

  • Eastern Henry County landmark burns to the ground

    When Helen Doss woke up in the middle of the night early Friday morning, she thought her porch light was on.

    “I looked out the window to check it and it wasn’t the porch light,” Doss, who lives in a house across from and overlooking the former Woody’s Grocery Store, said. “Woody’s was on fire and the flames were that bright I could see them from up here.”

  • Multiple arrests made in roundup

    Several individuals in the region received a rather rude awakening last Wednesday morning when law enforcement came knocking on their doors to serve arrest warrants.

    “Usually we’re out late at night. Beginning at 6 a.m. gave us an element of surprise when people don’t expect to see the state police,” said Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Lawson. “The element of surprise also increases officer safety and historically results in less resistance.”

  • Trash collection schedule

    Rumpke’s waste and recycling collection will be delayed due to Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

    Rumpke service will not be affected on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of Christmas week. Service will not occur on Christmas day, Friday, Dec. 25, and collection will be delayed to Saturday. 

  • Teacher arrested for meth

    Over the weekend, a former Eminence Independent Schools teacher, Kristan (Lively) Smith was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.


    Smith, who is currently employed as a math teacher at Bullitt Central High School was arrested Saturday morning by Hillview Police. She faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance, first degree.

  • Road department employees honored
  • Barber shop now open in Eminence

    Jim Taylor of Pleasureville wanted to be his daughter’s first customer when she officially opened Eminence Barber Shop Dec. 18 at 5320 S. Main Street. 

    Kem Holthouser has been in the business for 11 years, first in Pleasureville and then La Grange. 

    Now, she decided to work closer to home with her new business. 

  • Governor's pardon means fresh start for Eminence native

    In his quest for a pardon, Brian Wright, 34, went beyond former Gov. Steve Beshear and sought help from several others, including President Barack Obama.

  • Local law enforcement officers awarded for efforts

    On New Year’s Eve, and on every other occasion, those who want to celebrate with alcohol should arrange for a designated driver, say two local law enforcement officers.

    Eminence Police Department’s Phillip Parham and Kentucky State Police Post 5’s Barrett Brewer recently received recognition for their accomplishments in nabbing drivers who had gotten behind a wheel after using alcohol or drugs.

  • Lions Club hopes to catch vision problems early

    A new community service project will see the New Castle Lions Club providing free vision screening for children, member Catherine McKinley says. 

    The KidSight vision screening is made possible through the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, and McKinley recently scanned 36 children at Peapod Preschool for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, strabismus, anisometropia and anisocoria.

  • STEM class crosses cemetery divide

    Building a bridge between two parts of Eminence Cemetery did more than satisfy educational requirements for Steve Metcalfe’s STEM class.
    Students in Eminence High School’s science, technology, engineering and math-based finished most of the construction on the bridge in one day, after spending time in the classroom planning, designing and calculating the materials for the job.