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Today's News

  • Trevor Payton selected as a Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation winner

    A fitness project founded by an Eminence student four years ago led him to swear off high-calorie drinks. It also contributed to his receiving $20,000 from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
    Each year, the foundation provides $3 million worth of awards to 150 students out of the more than 100,000 who apply, according to information from its website at http://coca-colascholars.org/.

  • Fairgrounds alcohol penalty to be financial

    Law enforcement officers won’t become a permanent fixture at the 4-H Fairgrounds to keep alcohol off the premises for weekend parties. Instead, Henry County can use a financial penalty against flagrant violators.
    The parks committee, led by Magistrate Jason Stanley, met to review the use of the 4-H building for private parties prior to the fiscal court’s full meeting Feb. 17, but the committee did not recommend any outright penalties against people who ignored the fairground’s ban on alcohol.

  • New ordinance to ban vandals, bullies from Eminence’s Coach D Park

    Defacing Eminence property, swearing and bullying are all violations that can get an offender banned from Coach D Park for at least 60 days and fined up to $250.
    Eminence City Council adopted rules and regulations pertaining to use of the park at their February meeting, after getting fed up with a number of acts of vandalism.
    In the future, anyone caught breaking the rules for the first time could result in a 60-day suspension from the park.

  • Rand is 'on call'
  • EPD drug bust nets four so far

    Four people have been charged with trafficking in controlled substances, after the Eminence Police Department obtained sealed indictments in a continuing investigation, according to Kevin Kemper, the agency’s next chief.
    Those charged include
    • Keevin Foree, 44, of Eminence
    Foree was arrested on an indictment for trafficking heroin during a Feb. 9 traffic stop on Highway 55.

  • Duncan retires, Kemper takes over as chief

    Leadership at the Eminence Police Department will change when Chief Carey Duncan retires at the end of February and Chief Kevin Kemper officially takes charge.
    Duncan’s second retirement
    This will be Duncan’s second retirement from law enforcement after capping a 24-year career with the Kentucky State Police, with 20 years of that being stationed at Post 5.

  • Live, from Austin

    When Rob Banta picked up his first guitar, playing didn’t come naturally right away. But now he’s issuing an indie-country concept album and getting ready to embark on a tour to promote it.
    The tour will bring him within about 76 miles from where he grew up on a farm in Smithfield, when he stops for an April 1 show at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.

  • No pressure, but let’s lower your blood pressure

    By Jennifer Grove

  • Basketball season leaves me odd woman out

    It’s a very awkward time of year for someone who is not a huge college basketball fan.

    Someone like me.

    I am not staying up late watching the games. I am not trolling facebook looking for extra tickets to games. No, I did not watch the game last night. I am not sweating my bracket.

  • Local Buzz, March 25, 2015

    Easter Programs

    Providence Baptist Church, 51 Louden Lane in Campbellsburg, will have a program, The Living Last Supper, Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m.  Communion to follow after the service. For more information call 532-6321.