Today's News

  • Birth - Benjamin Gordon White

    Ben and Cassie White of Defoe announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Gordon “Bennie” White, born Friday, May 6, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Eddie and Judy Gordon, Eminence; Bob and Connie Rawlins, Smithfield; and Steve and Debbie White, Campbellsburg.

    Great-grandmother is Joyce White of Louisville.

  • Public Records for the week of July 13, 2011


    Linda Marie Beaton, 52, Shelbyville, to Jerold Douglas Bartram, 54, Shelbyville.

    Christina Victoria Adams, 24, Eminence, to Kevin Scott Gregory Jr., 25, Eminence.

    Dimantia Tiea Gaines, 18, Eminence, to William Patrick Washburn, 19, Eminence.

    Amber Lynn Perry, 35, Eminence, to Larry Wayne Powell Jr., 37, Eminence.


    Gary Joseph Grant, 50, Smithfield, and Tammy Lee Camfield, 44, Smithfield.

  • Fall sports start Friday

    The 2011-2012 school year is a month from starting, but the first round of high school sports are set to begin within days.

    Kentucky’s dead period ran from the last week of June through the first week of July, and starting this Friday the fall teams are eligible to have official practices. Footballs, volleyballs, golf balls and soccer balls are about to fill the air once again with unpredictable seasons looming ahead. Friday marks those starting points.

  • Stillwater to host state contest again

    Coming from all across Kentucky, the best water skiers in the state will converge at Stillwater Lake in Eminence this weekend for the Kentucky State Water Ski Championship.

    Stillwater is a privately-owned lake located between Eminence and New Castle on Highway 55. The last three times the lake played host to the state championship, sanctioned by the American Water Ski Association, were in 2008, 2005 and 2002. It is on a three-year rotation with lakes in Walton and Paducah.

  • Ben Schroeder decides late with Kentucky State

    In what turned into a fast-paced choice of picking a college within the last three weeks, Ben Schroeder has decided to play baseball for Kentucky State University.

    All the pieces just fell into place for Schroeder, the two-sport athlete for the Wildcats who ended up picking baseball over basketball and Kentucky State over all other schools.

  • MARCH 18, 1949: Regional Tourney to Eminence High

    FERN CREEK, KY — The Eminence High School basketball team won the Eighth Regional Tournament at Fern Creek Saturday night, defeating Fairdale 35 to 33, after trailing the entire game. With about a minute to go Wallace Lowry pitched in a field goal to go ahead.

    They entered the Kentucky State Tournament on Thursday.

  • Busch dominates field to take QS400


    Landmark News Service

    Kyle Busch, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, dominated the competition en route to capturing the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway, Saturday.

  • Remodeling of church began in 1926

    Submitted by Eleanor Sharp

    An excellent, noted carpenter, Will Tingle — a board member and deacon of the church — remodeled the chapel in 1926. When you look at the steeple at the front of the chapel, you would see what a superb builder he was. The hand carved circle, which was centered on this masterpiece proudly displayed these words, Drennon Springs Chapel — 1862.

  • 1811: Wolf’s head presented for bounty

    200 Years Ago

    Poindexter Thompson filed a claim for $9 with the Henry County Court for his services as a patroller.  Patrollers were appointed by the Court to serve as sentries or watchmen who were assigned for service in specific districts of the county.

    On July 17, 1811, Adam Cokendofer and Samuel Rice, his surety, posted a bond of 30 pounds for a license for Adam to marry Kitturah Rice. As Kitturah was under the age of 21 her father, William Rice, gave his signed consent for the marriage. 

  • July 1961: Harry Hill donates land to county for fair

    July, 1951

    In spite of threatening skies and weather reports of showers and humidity, the largest crowd in history turned out Wednesday for the 50th Annual I.O.O.F. Picnic and Henry County Home-Coming at the I.O.O.F. Park near Eminence.

    The crowd was slow to gather in comparison to 20 years before. The executive committee secretary, Carl Wade, reported late in the afternoon that 200 more adult tickets had been sold this year than in the history of the celebration.