Today's News

  • Warm weather advances fruit season

    The unseasonably warm temperatures won’t absolve farmers in Henry County from the danger of frost, but it will accelerate the season for fruit bearing plants by as much as two weeks. 

    The recent temperatures reaching 70 degrees and above pose the greatest threat to Paul Tokosh’s Hillview Farm and Orchard, which includes 20 acres of apple, nectarine and peach trees. He also grows asparagus, potatoes and several varieties of berries. The warm weather will wake trees from their winter dormancy and the process cannot be reversed.

  • Meeting to focus on KY 146 changes

    The reconstruction project of KY 146 between Pendleton at KY 153 and U.S. 421 continues to create many concerns and contention for property owners along the route.

    Residents and public officials agree changes need to be made to increase safety and decrease accidents along the roadway.

    In an attempt to discuss those changes, representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and a project designer will host a public meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at New Castle Elementary School.

  • Minton’s long path to Eminence

    When the Rev. Dr. Thomas Minton decided not to take an appointment playing football at the naval academy and dedicated his life to ministry, his mother was thrilled.

    But his father didn’t initially share the enthusiasm. His father always prided his children on their athletic achievements. According to Minton, the choice he made at the young age of 19 wasn’t easy.

    “I spent the better portion of the night in prayer,” Minton said. “After a few hours of sleep, I woke without a doubt in my mind.”

  • Non-injury accident

    An accident at the intersection of Kentucky 55 and 22 in Eminence on April 4 resulted in no injuries, but could have been much worse.

  • Easter Morning Service celebrates: Rising Son

    Photos by Jonna Spelbring Priester
    New Castle Christian Church hosted a sunrise service Easter morning in the Henry County Recreation and Services Park near New Castle. Members of a variety of churches attended.Chris Manntold the Ressurection Story while the sun began to peek through a cloudy sky.

  • School brief

    Eminence Preschool and Kindergarten

    Eminence preschool and kindergarten registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Eminence Elementary School.

    Children who will be 4-years old by Oct. 1 may be registered for preschool; all children must be registered even if the child has attended the Head Start program. Head Start children will not need to be screened, but must come to registration, fill out a packet and turn in all required records.

  • MaGruder serves as a page


    During the 2012 session of the Kentucky General Assembly in Frankfort, Allison MaGruder was chosen to be a page for a day. She was sponsored by Rick Rand, State Representative for Henry County. MaGruder is a sixth grade student at Henry County Middle School and the daughter of Thad and Karen MaGruder. Allison was very pleased with the event and considered it a legislative learning experience. She and her family are most appreciative to Representative Rand for making her feel so special. Pictured are MaGruder and Rick Rand at the podium in the House Chamber.

  • Jesus is still an unfathomable story

    By Michael Duncan

    After 54 years of being a Jesus-follower, 44 of those as a pastor, I confess that the Jesus story remains an unfathomable story.

  • Easter egg hunt at Eminence Christian Church

    Aima Watson dances with her Easter egg bucket on her head Saturday in anticipation of the egg hunt at the Eminence Christian Church, Sunday, April 1. Because of rain early in the day, the event was moved indoors.

  • Public Record for the week of April 4


    Maria Guadalupe Hernandez, 40, Eminence, to Cornelio Resendiz Sanchez, 31, Eminence.

    Property Transfers:

    Mark C. Leisten; Barbara L. Leisten; and AC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, by Joseph S. Yates, Master Commissioner, New Castle, to Secretary of HUD, Oklahoma City, Okla. 402 Broko Lane, Smithfield; $43,334.