Today's News

  • BIRTH - Carly Mae Evans

    Troy and Cheryl Evans of New Castle announce the birth of their daughter, Carly Mae Evans born March 18, 2011 at Baptist Hospital East. She weighed 8 pounds 8.6 ounces and was 19 ¾ inches long.

    She has three siblings: Chase, Cydney and Carson.

    Grandparents are Dennis and Terri Vaughn, New Castle; William Smith and Kelly Mathis, Eminence; and Kenny and Sandy Evans, Port Royal.

  • BIRTH - Evelyn Victoria Evans

    Kenny and Amy Evans of Holly Ridge, North Carolina announce the birth of their daughter, Evelyn “Evie” Victoria Evans born March 2, 2011 at Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, North Carolina.

    She weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    She has one sibling, Austin.

    Grandparents are Robert and Kathleen Hallstrom, Pittsburgh, PA; and Kenny and Sandy Evans, Port Royal.

  • BIRTH - Dallas Michael Anthony McGuire

    Aury and Michael McGuire  announce the birth  of their son, Dallas Michael Anthony McGuire born March 15, 2011. He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    He has two siblings, Erica and Cloie.

    Grandparents are Angie Puckett, Carrollton and the late Michael Puckett; and Michelle McGuire, Carrollton.

    Great-grandparents are Celine Aaron, Texas and the late Roger Aaron; Norma Puckett, Carrollton and the late Charles Puckett and Betty McGuire, Carrollton.

  • BIRTH - Karissa Dawn Murphy

    Kevin and Tammy Murphy of Crestwood announce the birth of their daughter, Karissa Dawn Murphy, born March 8, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    She has four siblings: Shawn, Chris, Devon and Katelyn.

    Grandparents are Darlene Winiecki, New Castle and Thelma Murphy, Louisville.

  • Wet weather causing more delays

    Several people commented on my column last week where I mentioned our rain gauge volunteers and the diligent job they are doing reporting just how much and where the rains are occurring.  We can say with some assurance that this was the wettest April ever in Henry County, with every reporting station recording well more than the old Louisville record of 11.1 inches.  Our reports ranged from a low of 13.21 inches up to 17.90 inches, with most falling in the 14 to 15 inch range. 

  • District Communication Event results

  • Public Records for the week of 05/04/11

    Property Transfers:
    Springleaf Home Equity Inc., La Grange, to Susann Miller Graham, Crestwood. Property in Henry County; $16,500.
    Sheriff’s Dept. Arrests
    Joshua R. Clark, felony nonsupport, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/25.
    Michael J. Payton, 2 counts of failure to comply, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/26.
    Jeremy S. Wheeler, bond violation, arrested by Tommy Benham on 4/27.

  • AOC offers county new courthouse

    It was a surprise to John Logan Brent; he thought the meeting was going to be about something completely different.

    When representatives from the Administrative Office of the Courts set an appointment with him about three weeks ago, Brent thought it would be a discussion about handicap accessibility. Little did Brent know that AOC would drop a $12.5 million offer on his desk.

  • Council member gets 2nd DUI

    An Eminence City Council member has been arrested for driving under the influence.

    Council member Leo Mason was charged with his second DUI by Eminence Police Officer John Wilson on Saturday, April 30.

    Wilson wrote in the arrest citation that he saw a red Ford F-150 pull out of the Scriber’s Station restaurant parking lot around 10:15 p.m. The vehicle, he wrote, pulled out into oncoming traffic — including Wilson who was east bound on Elm. “I had to slam on my brakes and swerve right,” Wilson wrote.

  • Father & son charged w/ burglary

    Two alleged burglars, caught by Eminence Police on April 28, don’t just share a name — they’re blood relatives.

    Mark Johnson, 45, and his son Justin Johnson, 23, were arrested at a home on North Main Street in Eminence.

    The two reportedly forcibly entered a residence on McElroy in Eminence.
    Neighbors called police to report what they believed to be an assault.