Local News

  • Eminence’s new attraction is cool

    Saturday marked the opening day of the new splash pad in Eminence at Coach D Park. Several years in the making, city officials were on hand to greet visitors to the new free attraction and hand out free popsicles. The splash pad will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until cold weather closes it for the winter.

  • Second arrest made in prowling case

    A week after arresting a juvenile in connection with a report of prowling in Turners Station, Henry County Sheriff’s deputies charged a second man in that incident.
    Christian T. Lauderbaugh, 21, faces charges of second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal trespassing, as well as possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, after Deputy Keith Perry arrested him Aug. 26, according to police reports.

  • EIS classrooms serve up CoCoA

    For parents who want to break down a student’s grasp of classroom concepts beyond the regular A, B, C grading scale, Eminence Independent Schools has an app for that.
    Educators call the program CoCoA, which is short for the Competency Collector App, according to Larry Jesse, Eminence’s director of technology. It will allow teachers to record a student’s progress and share that information with parents.

  • A real ‘goat-getter’

    Jaycie Heath recently bested her 2012 performance at the Kentucky State Fair, when she won reserve grand champion market goat, by earning the top prize this year.
    While Heath reached the pinnacle in one species of livestock, she’s not ready to stop competing yet.
    The Henry County Future Farmers of America member who’s now attending the University of Kentucky earned the supreme grand champion during this year’s market goat competition.

  • Coming Home


    The 144th annual Homecoming Parade and Picnic was held Saturday in New Castle. Community members, family and friends enjoyed the time of celebration and reunion. 

  • Henry County finds fun at the Kentucky State Fair
  • Pleasureville veteran being recognized on the next Honor Flight

    James Wright Jr. of Pleasureville is one of the 43 war veterans who will travel from Lexington to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Aug. 27, as part of this year’s Honor Flight. Wright will travel with other Kentucky veterans from World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War for a one-day tour of war memorials erected in their honor in the nation’s capital.
    Wright, a 69-year-old Vietnam veteran, will represent Shelby Energy, which is sponsoring the all-expense paid trip. Wright, as a Marine corporal, was stationed in Da Nang, Vietnam from 1966 to1968.

  • Odd Fellows reach their goal for a new roof
  • Local champions at the Kentucky state fair
  • EIS students face new requirements

    Is it too much to ask that a senior in high school complete an extended internship? How about requiring an eighth grade student accomplish a service-learning project? Is it too stringent to require a kindergarten student to log at least one hour of community service?
    Administrators of Eminence Independent Schools don’t think so.