Today's News

  • Public records for the week of May 11, 2018

    Sheriff’s Dept arrests
    Thomas L. Velten, speeding 16 over, DUI 1st; arrested by Keith Perry on 5/5.
    David Baumia, FTA, arrested by Rick Nelson on 5/9.
    Connie Smith, FTA, arrested by Rick Nelson on 5/9.
    Charles Hinkle III, flagrant nonsupport, arrested by Rick Nelson on 5/10.
    Carl Schmickle III, FTA, arrested by Rick Nelson on 5/11.
    Robert Newberry, receiving stolen property under $10,000; PFO, arrested by Rick Nelson on 5/12.

  • McAlister sentenced to 20 years

    Last week, a father had the chance many parents of abuse victims never get. In Henry County Circuit Court, he faced Anthony McAlister, the man convicted of abusing his sons.

    The father delivered a short, but scathing indictment of the man convicted of sex crimes against his two boys at the sentencing phase of the trial.

  • It’s ‘No Lost Cause’ for Raymer-Brown

    Two local enterprising women have wrapped production on their first full-length feature film, No Lost Cause.

    The “story with a moral” sprang from the imaginations of Ashley Raymer-Brown and Rachael Yeager after a discussion about unconditional love. Both have worked in live theatre and were ready to stretch their skill sets.

    Yeager, at just 21, has already worked as an actor, production assistant, assistant director and in script supervision.

  • Starview: From dairy to nursery

    What began as a family owned dairy farm in 1971 turned into what may be one of Henry County’s best kept secrets.

    In 1971, John, Jim and Ed Ott moved to Henry County and invested in a 400-acre dairy and produce farm. About 20 years later, the trio decided it was time to stop milking  the cows and start growing a few more plants. Starview Greenhouses was born.

  • The Care Team Connection

    Submitted by S. LuAnn Mink, RN
    For the Henry County CARE Team

    A growing number of people are turning to cutting and other self harming behaviors as a means of dealing with emotional pain. These deliberate actions of injury generally begin in early adolescents, then become more pronounced in teenagers, and may continue into adulthood. 

  • Celebration Kids
  • Dancin’ to the music

    On Saturday, May 14, Eminence High School students gathered at Louisville Glassworks for their prom, which included an hour-long glass blowing demonstration (top right). Clockwise from the top, Trey Paris shows off his dancing moves. Keelie Dyson reacts after dancing with Dre Banta, right. Jennifer Moore twirls her dress before the big dance gets started. Candace Wells and others dance together. Cassidy Spies and Chris Crenshaw share a quiet moment outside of the dancing group. The dancing kicked off with a bit of a conga line as the students danced through the room.

  • Primary elections are important, too

    The first election I ever covered for a newspaper is still rather firmly imprinted in my brain.

    Little more than a decade ago, I was working as an intern for the Evansville Press, a now defunct evening daily in my home town.

    I ran to about half a dozen different polling places as the polls were set to close, and then settled in for a night of election returns.


    By Joseph S. Yates

    When asked what I think about the prospect of a new courthouse, I offer a lawyer’s favorite response: “It depends.” I find myself approaching the issue not so much by considering whether our judicial and county offices need more space (they do) or whether the facilities for those who work in those offices are in dire need of modernizing (they are), but how this new building would affect the life of the city — the town where I grew up and have practiced law for the past 25 years.

  • Local buzz for the week of May 11, 2011

    Arts & crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Chamber of Commerce
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17. Tickets must be reserved by Thursday, May 12.