Local News

  • EIS partners with military academy

    It’s been several years now that Eminence Independent Schools (EIS) has partnered with the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center in Shelbyville to provide instructional support to the facility. Now the district has agreed to take on another off-district partner, one with a military approach near Fort Knox, the Kentucky National Guard Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy (BCA).

  • Thorntons proposed in Pendleton

    The Henry County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in April on two requests in connection to a proposal to build a Thorntons at the intersection of Interstate 71 and Ky. 153 in Pendleton.

    The planning commission published a notice to change the property at the southwest corner of the Pendleton intersection from A-1 agricultural to I-2 heavy industrial to accommodate the proposed development of the service business.

  • The ongoing fight against addiction

    “If this could happen to my family, this could happen to any family,” said Kim Hinkel of her experience with drug abuse. “Addiction can happen to anyone at anytime.”

  • New poultry restrictions

    In the last few weeks, avian influenza was detected twice in Tennessee and once in Kentucky, and because of this the Kentucky State Veterinarian has placed movement restrictions for poultry within the state and coming into the state. 

    Below is the information that was sent to the agriculture extension agents from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of the State Veterinarian.

  • Help others dream, spring clean and pack a pistol

    Second Wind Dreams

    Our local Second Wind Dreams program has been in existence since 2006 and has provided 390 dreams for residents of New Castle Nursing and Rehab.  

    We are currently doing a program called Music and Memory that provides personalized music to the residents, and we are in need of gently used or new iPods and also iTunes cards.  

  • Test your agriculture knowledge

    Spring has a lot of different meanings to people including the season’s first flowers, awakening of the trees and an overall sense of renewal. 

    It’s also the time farmers and gardeners across the United States begin planting some of the season’s first crops. 

  • School briefs, March 29, 2017

    Free GED testing

    The Henry County Adult Education center will officer free GED testing to Henry County residents until May 31, according to a news release. 

    For more information or to sign up, call (502) 686-0724 or visit the adult ed center at Eminence Christian Church.  

    The center is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to  7 p.m.


    Hawkins wins scholarship

  • Local restaurant employees recognized for performance
  • Henry School Board recognizes many accomplishments

    Although several students were recognized at the most recent Henry County Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Tim Abrams also called attention to the efforts of a central office staff member.

    Abrams shared with board members that administrative assistant Sharla Whitt had been “very instrumental” in compiling information from all three of the district’s elementary schools in preparation to write and submit a grant.  

  • Republican party officers elected