Today's News

  • New Castle Christian welcomes a new minister

    Staff writer/photographer

    New Castle Christian Church’s new pastor Tommy Lanham is accustomed to living in a small town.

    He grew up in a little place called Keavy in Laurel County, but Lanham and his family most recently lived in Nicholasville.

    “If you live more than 15 miles from Keavy, you’ve never heard of it,” he said.

    Lanham and his wife, Tammy, have two children — Appolonya, 6, and Dylan, 3.

  • I sure do miss the rivalry

    I was ready for this one.

    I had my schedule all planned out: a pre-game story on the upcoming Henry County-Eminence baseball showdown to increase the hype in this week’s issue, followed by in-depth coverage complete with plenty of pictures next week. I even highlighted the game in the Spring Sports Preview released last month as a must-see game.

    April 28 was a day I had circled, but I was wrong.

  • It’s election season, choose wisely

    It is election time again. The purpose for my letter is two fold.

  • Public Records for the week of January 27, 2010


    William Hill Wall Jr., 52, Campbellsburg, and Dawn Marie Matthais, 39, Arkansas.

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Joseph E. Foree, probation violation, arrested by Rick Nelson on 1/14/10.

    Deanna Morgan, second degree possession of a forged instrument, arrested by Rick Nelson on 1/14/10.

    Beatrice Martin, theft by deception less than $500, arrested by Rick Nelson on 1/20/10.

  • Gala to create murder mystery

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Henry County Historical Society does not condone criminal intent, so justice and dinner will be served at this year’s gala event, “Murder in May.”

    Festivities begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 15 at the Smith-Berry Winery, New Castle where a well-seasoned traveling troupe of characters from Random Acts will give a murderer his comeuppance in a courtroom “dramedy.”

  • It’s a first win for the Warriors

    After starting out with six straight losses, the Eminence baseball team won its first game of the season last Monday night in a 11-2 outing over Silver Grove.

    It was not only the first check in the win column, but the best overall game the Warriors have played this season. They finished with 14 hits, committed just one error and Brandon Mitchell was solid on the mound. It was, in the words of head coach Mark Payton, the first complete game they have put together.

  • Public Records for the week of February 3, 2010


    Nicole L. Oak, 26, Pleasureville, to Ricky N. Wentworth Jr., 26, Eminence.

    Kimberly Dawn Gaines, 39, Bethlehem, to Shawn Louis Law, 31, Bethlehem.

    Emma T. Foree, 44, Eminence, to Alfonzo L. Taylor, 48, La Grange.

    Martha Mae McClain, 47, Campbellsburg, to David Murray, 48, Campbellsburg.

    Property Transfers:

  • Eminence resident arrested in Shelbyville

    Tabitha L. Barnes, 50, of 100 Sunnyside Road in Eminence was arrested April 24, at 800 Main St. No. 20 and charged with operating on suspended or revoked

    operator’s license, failure to wear a seat belt, giving a false name or

    address to a police officer and having only one headlight. She also had

    multiple warrants for her arrest, including a Henry County warrant for cold

    checks, a Bullitt County warrant for theft by unlawful taking, and a warrant

    from an unknown county for parole violation on a felony offense.

  • EHS softball on longest streak this decade

    Entering his first season in charge of the Eminence softball team, Bill Covington had one focus in mind — building the program with progress throughout the entire season. He took a big step up last week.

  • Council member sounds off on mayor’s communication

    Last week’s paper reported the Campbellsburg City Council’s disappointment with Mayor Jan Fletcher.  Specifically, the mayor sought out and hired a new attorney to represent the city; fired its current city attorney, but didn’t let the council know he had done so.  The Local accurately reported the council’s concerns, except for one main aspect.  The mayor was asked by City Councilman Rex Morgan if he had considered any Henry County-based attorneys for the position.  The mayor responded that he had tried to contact Attorney Bill Brammell, but an o