Today's News

  • Eminence is a blessed home for preacher

    Pastor Michael Thomas, 61, preaches to the congregation at Pleasant View Baptist in Shelby County, but has lived his entire life in Eminence, except for a few years in the U.S. Air Force. He met his wife Valerie at Eminence High School, raised two daughters and enjoys friendships old and new.
    Born and raised in Eminence, Thomas attended the town’s First Baptist Church with his family.
    “I grew up there,” he said. “If you lived in my father’s house, you went to church on Sunday and sometimes we’d stay all day until 5:30 — whenever they were ready to leave.”

  • New Management

    The community of Pleasureville got its wish — Main Street Cafe will continue operating under new management.
    Instead of Rachel Yoder and sister Clara running the restaurant and bakery in downtown Pleasureville, the family of Joe and Traci Throne and Angie Beavers will sell meals and donuts alongside the farmers market produce, gifts and arts and crafts.
    After learning that building owner Cheryl Clark wanted to find someone else to operate the eatery, Beavers found it was a perfect opportunity for the farm-to-table restaurant she has long wanted to open.

  • Fight breaks out over attempted marijuana theft

    Local juveniles allegedly attempted to steal marijuana at gunpoint in a Jan. 23 incident at Eminence Village Apartments, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper. This led to a fight among an unspecified number of juveniles that police had to break up.
    Police received a report of several juveniles fighting at the apartments, the chief said. When Officer Phillip Parham responded, he found the fight had moved to the end of Dobner Way and then onto the school parking lot near the ball fields at Crabb Avenue.

  • Eminence native went on to study at UK, work at Vanderbilt

    It’s not easy being a Wildcat fan when you live in the Music City — especially when you work for another SEC school.
    No matter what, Rachel Sims, an alumna of the communication sciences and disorders graduate program in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, will always bleed blue, according to a University of Kentucky News profile of the Wildcat alumna.
    Originally from Eminence, Sims now lives in Nashville, where she works for Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a speech language pathologist (SLP).

  • Five local races will appear on primary ballot

    While there’s interest in a few other races in the May 22 primary, the race for the Henry County Judge-Executive Office seems like the one to watch. It’s the only local office with candidates vying for the party nomination among both Democrats and Republicans.

    As incumbent John Logan Brent seeks to return to office, he faces a challenge from fellow Democrat Glenn Baxter. On the Republican ballot, Bonnie Martin-Duke and Danny Cravens will compete to seek who will appear on the ballot in November.

  • May 22 primary to feature five races

    Voters will decide five local party nominations during the primary election May 22, including for the Democrat and Republican candidates for judge-executive.

    Two Democrats filed for the judge-executive office with the county clerk by the Jan. 30 deadline including incumbent John Logan Brent and challenger Glenn Baxter.

    On the Republican ballot, voters will choose between Bonnie Martin-Duke and Danny Cravens for judge-executive.

  • Frost seeding for pastures and hay fields

    Yes, I know. I have written about frost seeding once this year, but I wanted to share this information again. Grasses and legumes start to thin throughout the years and causes a decrease in forage production.
    A technique called “frost seeding” is a great way to increase your pasture and hay field production without completely renovating your pastures and hay fields.
    Frost seeding is when seed is broadcast onto the ground between Feb. 10 and March 1, and as the ground freezes and thaws, the seeds are worked into the ground and germinate in the spring.

  • Local Buzz - Jan. 31, 2018

    Church Activities
    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room.
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Life Church will have Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange.

    Civic Organizations
    Eminence Rotary Club meets at noon at Henry Christian Church every Monday.
    The New Castle Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Buddy’s Place in New Castle.

  • Public Records Jan. 31, 2018

    Robert C. Rankin, DOB 9/29/59 — trafficking in a controlled substance, meth, first; possession of a controlled substance, meth, first; and possession of drug paraphernalia
    Shawn L. Law, DOB 10/7/78 — possession of a controlled substance, meth, first; and possession of drug paraphernalia
    Dakota R. Dawson, DOB 2/13/98 — possession of a controlled substance, meth, first; and possession of drug paraphernalia
    Leslie A. Nation, DOB 5/7/80 — possession of a controlled substance, meth, first; and possession of drug paraphernalia

  • HCPS reach out to the public for help on graduate standards