Today's News

  • Eades plans to revive his evangelism by hitting the road

    A revival first brought Eminence United Pentecostal Church’s latest preacher here, and he recently resigned from that pulpit to hit the road again.
    When Robert Eades arrived here in 2000 with wife Sherri and their children Kaitlyn and Brennen, it was at the invitation of his predecessor, who was soon to retire, to evangelize and to sing, after hearing him during a camp choir. At first, they didn’t intend to stay.

  • Safety is key as the new school year approaches

    When children go to school, the first priority involves giving students a safe and secure environment to learn in, local educators say.
    As the new school year approaches, educators with Henry County and Eminence districts have reviewed their precautions in a year the nation has been stunned by mass shootings such as the one at an Orlando, Fla. nightclub and ambushes of law enforcement officers.

  • Defoe tapped for distillery, history park

    The original vision for buying a hog farm in Defoe involved having a place to teach his son the value of hard work, said the owner and founder of Patriot Brands. That changed after Damien Prather researched the old Low Dutch barn that came with the property.
    The idea to create Six-Mile Creek Distillery — a $5 million investment in an 8,000-square-foot facility that will employ 15 when it opens in 2017 — sprang from what Prather learned about the early Kentucky settlers.

  • Harvest offers something for everyone

    A tradition that began 17 years ago to celebrate the agricultural roots of Henry County will again take place this weekend.

    On Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Henry County Fairgrounds, freinds and neighbors will gather at the Henry County Harvest Showcase to purchase fresh produce, browse local crafts and artwork, eat wonderful food prepared with locally sourced ingredients and be entertained with live music.

  • Much to be proud of in the Commonwealth

    When it comes to being home to icons known around the world, few states can compete with Kentucky.

  • Back to School: a handy health and safety checklist

    By Jennifer Grove, Bluegrass Pharmacy

    It’s just about that time again: Time to switch from swimsuits to school clothes and from beach bags to backpacks. That’s the easy part. 

    What about preparing your child to have the healthiest and safest school year possible? Here’s a handy checklist to help.

  • Local Buzz, July 27, 2016

    Church Activities

    The Trimble County Hymnsing will be held 7 p.m., Aug. 4, at the Callis Grove Campground off New Hope Road and 421 in Bedford. 

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will host a Community Youth Choir Workshop and Concert for youths ages 5 to 18. The workshop is Saturday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church located at 789 Clore-Jackson Road. The concert is Sunday, July 31, at 4 p.m. at the Collins High School Auditorium. 

  • Public Records, July 27, 2016

    KSP arrests

    Bobby Beckley, 61, Pleasureville — arrested July 19 on Sulphur Avenue in Eminence by Trooper Sturgill for terroristic threatening, third degree

    Roger Wilson, 32, Louisville — arrested July 19 on Pendleton Road by Trooper Dykes for flagrant non-support

  • Jim McKee retiring as USATF official


    Twenty years ago Jim McKee began officiating track meets to help Henry County track Coach Linda Sarrett. His children, James and Kelly, were on the team in the throwing events and Jim was always around. Sarrett asked if he would officiate the throwing events at some home meets and the rest is history.

    McKee went on to become a prominent official with USA Track and Field (USATF), the governing body of track and field in the United States.

  • Rio not stirring excitement in this fan

    The opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is just eight days away. In fact, some of the sports will begin Aug. 3 with preliminary competition or, in the case of soccer, group round games.

    Four years ago I wrote a long column on my obsession with the Olympics from the time I was a small child. It was just before the start of the London Games and I couldn’t wait to immerse myself in them.

    For some reason, I haven’t gotten that feeling this time around and I’m not completely sure why. It could be several things.