Today's News

  • Soldier, Teacher, Preacher

    Despite being born a slave in Shelby County, Elijah Marrs learned to read and write and left a record of his time as a Civil War soldier, an educator and a minister, with the ordination of the influential black leader occurring in New Castle.

  • Local road projects in Bevin’s plans

    Despite $1 billion less in state road funds to work with, Gov. Matt Bevin’s 2016-2022 Recommended Highway Plan contains millions in funding for transportation projects in Henry County.
    Bevin submitted his first six-year road plan to the General Assembly, promising to use the $6 billion in state and federal funds “to address the critical transportation needs” across Kentucky.

  • Game introduces EIS students to new worlds

    One afterschool activity at Eminence Independent Schools offers students the chance to build new worlds, block by block.
    To an outsider, it can be a perplexing place, where lush green forests suddenly give way to huge skyscrapers or colorful statues of Santa Claus or castles with labyrinths and secret passages.

  • Legislators at work
  • Fiscal won't expand Sunday alcohol sales

    Despite some initial discomfort treating restaurants and stores that sell alcohol differently on Sunday sales, Henry County Fiscal Court decided Jan. 19 not to extend local permission for “carryout” in a split vote.
    This differed from an attitude expressed at a special meeting Jan. 13, where the magistrates developed the outline on the alcohol sales ordinance. Getting the initial outline done at the special meeting allowed the magistrates to hold a first reading at their regular meeting.

  • Park hired to oversee constituent services

    After the election of Matt Bevin to the Kentucky governor’s office, an Eminence man also occupies a new office at the state capital.
    Known to many as the chairman of the Henry County Republican Party and the secretary for the GOP 4th District region, Jon Park recently became the executive director of constituent services, working for the new state administration. He now makes the 45-minute drive to work every day, but the commute east on Interstate 64 doesn’t bother him.

  • Local Buzz, February 10, 2016

    Church Activities and Services

    First Presbyterian Church is hosting a Bible study each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. using the old Andy of Mayberry T.V. show.  It is a lot of fun to watch the old shows and discuss a biblical topic brought out in the episode. For more, contact Terry Johnson at onepres@bellsouth.net or call 502-845-4132.

  • Public Records, February 10, 2016

    KSP arrests

    Jasmine Williams, DOB 11/15/1995, Calhoun, Ga. — arrested Feb. 1 at Interstate 71 near the 34 mile marker south bound by Trooper Johnson for possession of marijuana

    Joseph Probus, DOB 9-17-1975, Louisville — arrested Feb. 2 at Interstate 71 near the 35 mile marker by Trooper Ferris for possession of a controlled substance; prescription controlled substance not in proper container; license to be in possession

  • Senate bill adds pro-life measure, Georgia Powers honored

    The fifth week of the 2016 Legislative Session in Frankfort was historic in a number of ways. Governor Matt Bevin signed his first piece of legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 4. We also said goodbye to former Ky. Senator and civil rights activist, Georgia Davis Powers.

  • Budget top priority, but other bills under consideration

    Just as it is often said that games are won or lost during practice, a similar principle applies as well to legislation.  Before a bill can clear the House or Senate, it has to make it through a committee first.

    That groundwork is especially crucial when it comes to the budget, which Gov. Bevin proposed late last month and the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee began reviewing in-depth last week.  The chamber is on track to complete this work and vote by the early days of March.