Local News

  • Special blood drive set for 4-year-old cancer patient

    The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in honor of 4-year-old Logan Collins.
    This is the second year Logan’s parents, Laura and Josh, have worked with the Red Cross to encourage others to give blood in honor of their son.
    Last June, Logan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
    Logan’s mom, Laura, says over the course of his treatment, he’s received several blood products and may use more in the future as he continues his fight.

  • Showcasing Henry County


    Hundreds of visitors enjoyed a beautiful Saturday in Henry County at the 16th annual Harvest Showcase. The largest all-local agricultural festival in the state showcases local produce, food, crafts, machinery, businesses and organizations. 

  • Skip Berry appointed to University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

    Claude A. “Skip” Berry, III was officially sworn in as a University of Kentucky Trustee on Thursday, July 23.
    The swearing in took place on the UK campus and was overseen by Board of Trustees Chairman O. Keith Gannon and UK President, Eli Capilouto.
    On June 26, 2015, Berry was appointed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Berry replaces Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton, who has been made a lifetime honorary trustee. Berry will serve a six-year term ending June 30, 2021.

  • Eminence independent Schools welcomes 17 new teachers
  • New Henry County teachers for 2015-2016 school year
  • News briefs: DAVA members appointed to state

    DAVA members appointed to state
    Local members of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary have stepped up in state and district leadership positions, according to a DAVA news release. Linda Noel was recently elected as Kentucky DAVA First Junior Vice Commander.  In her new position, Noel will spearhead the state organization’s legislative activities in support of all veterans.

  • Men’s Health Fair set for Aug. 8 in Shelby

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, part of KentuckyOne Health, will hold its 15th annual Men’s Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon at the hospital located at 727 Hospital Drive in Shelbyville.  While walk-ins are accepted, men are encouraged to schedule an appointment.

  • New HCPS school resource officer named

    What once was a controversial move by school districts across the country is now an expectation of foundational school safety.
    “It used to be people asked why we needed an officer in school,” said Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams. “Now people would question us if we didn’t have an officer on staff.”

  • Curtsinger takes on new EIS job

    The woman many kids at Eminence Elementary School referred to as Gus’ mom the teacher last school year will now be known as Gus’ mom the assistant principal.
    Sherry Curtsinger’s youngest son was a kindergarten student last year. When she taught in his classroom, she gained the moniker and it caught on throughout the school. She’s called by many names — Mom, teacher, coach. Curtsinger gains a new title this year, assistant principal of Eminence Elementary School.

  • Creative Urge

    Kendra Douglas has shaped and molded the grief from the loss of her father into an intense period of artistic creation.
    Her father was Dewayne Douglas, a long-time teacher and coach at Eminence Independent Schools, also known as Coach D. She stood by his casket for seven hours while 2,500 people came to pay their respects and bid him farewell.
    “When my father passed away, it was incredibly moving the way the town responded to his loss,” she said.