Today's News

  • KYTC recognizes Roads Scholars
  • More candidates sign up for 2018 elections

    A few races have shaped up as more candidates file with the Henry County Clerk’s office to participate in the 2018 elections.
    With candidate filing set to close Jan. 30, two people have filed to run for Henry County judge-executive. They are Bonnie Martin-Duke, a Republican, and incumbent John Logan Brent, a Democrat.
    Another countywide race involves the sheriff’s position. The two candidates to register include current law enforcement officer Keith Perry, a Republican, and Danny R. Stivers, a Democrat.
    For Henry County Fiscal Court, so far two districts have contested seats.

  • Tristan Ridge to open in February

    Tristan Ridge apartments for seniors will open in February in Eminence after three years of planning and more than a year under construction, according to the developers.
    One of the biggest development projects in Eminence in recent years, the Woda Group pursued the $6.7 million, 44-unit complex after receiving tax credits from the state, said Tammy Stansbury, vice president of the Woda Group. This funding will help keep the rents lower for the 55 and older seniors who will reside there.

  • Musical Journey

    Michele de Bruijin may sing the blues as the Sugar Queen, but she feels upbeat about the release of her debut album “340 Blues.”
    Those who graduated from Henry County High School in 1982 may remember her better as Michele Whigham, daughter of the late Dan and Velma Whigham, who lived in Smithfield. Dan was a farmer and Velma kept the bridal registry at Cherry House in La Grange.
    After she left Smithfield, her love of music has taken de Bruijin around the world.
    Her appreciation of music began during her youth here.

  • Pleasureville tries to clean up by hiring Durbin, too

    Though some Pleasureville residents reported they felt unfairly singled out in the city’s new push on ordinance enforcement, Joe Durbin told the city commission he’s trying to get 25 people to clean up their properties.
    Not long after the City of New Castle hired Durbin as its new code enforcement official, working five hours per week, representatives of Pleasureville met with him and asked him to take on similar responsibilities in their city, too.
    As a result, Durbin gave his first activity report at Pleasureville City Commission at the Jan. 2 meeting.

  • Murder motive tied to $1M life insurance policy

    Documents filed in the murder case against Tasha Bentley, the 34-year-old Henry County woman accused of killing her husband, reveal a possible motive in the crime.
    Tasha Bentley remains in the Carroll County Jail under a $1 million bond in connection with the shooting death of Gary Bentley, 33, at the couple’s home at 672 Troutman Hill Road Dec. 10.

  • Wildcats lose two of three games in HCIT


    The Henry County Wildcats opened play in the Henry County Invitational against Atherton Dec. 27 and fell to the Rebels 71-52. The Rebels jumped out to a big lead in the first quarter and then the Wildcats clawed their way back into the game before Atherton put on a closing run to seal the game.

  • Warriors win two in the Collegiate Classic


    The Eminence Warriors came back from their Christmas break to participate in the Collegiate Classic basketball tournament in Louisville.

    The Warriors took on Thomas Nelson in the first round and fell behind early before coming back to nearly overtake the Generals.

    Thomas Nelson led 17-15 after the first period. The Generals increased the lead to as much as 13 points in the second period before settling for a 32-24 halftime lead.

  • EHS finishes third in holiday tourney


    The Eminence Warriors girls team traveled to Northern Kentucky to play in the Villa Madonna Holiday Classic and came away with a 59-47 win in the first round over the Robertson County Lady Devils.

    The Warriors jumped out to an 8-3 lead in the first period but the Lady Devils stormed back to tie it at 8-8. The Warriors responded with a 3-pointer and were never tied or fell behind again in the game.

    Eminence outscored the Lady Devils 17-12 in the second period to lead 28-20 at halftime.

  • Public record for Jan. 3, 2018

    December indictments
    Bobby C. Beckley, DOB 2/18/1955, New Castle — convicted felon in possession of a handgun and trafficking in a controlled substance, first, meth
    Robert J. Gueltzow II, 10/6/1985, Eminence — trafficking in a controlled substance, meth, first; possession of a controlled substance, meth; possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to maintain required insurance/security, first; expired Kentucky registration plates; possession of marijuana; persistent felon offender, second