Today's News

  • EPD's Wells completes training

    Sergeant Mike Wells of the Eminence Police Department recently completed the 122-hour, three-week Academy of Police Supervision through the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond. It is one of the most challenging classes, both mentally and physically that is offered. Wells is the first officer from the Eminence Police Department to complete the program.   

  • Notice regarding Local

    Due to the Fourth of July holiday, early deadlines are in place for the Henry County Local’s July 5 issue. All content – advertising and submissions – must be received by 10 a.m. Friday, June 30, for inclusion in the July 5 edition.

    Also, because of our early deadline to go to press on Monday, July 3, by noon, all Henry County Fair coverage, from pageant winners to livestock shows to mud runs and tractor pulls, will appear in the July 12 issue of the “Henry County Local.”


  • New Kentucky laws go into effect at the end of the month

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2017 regular session will go into effect on Thursday, June 29, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission.

  • Commission rules LG&E, KU can increase rates

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission recently issued its ruling in the rate review for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, upholding the majority of the settlement reached by 18 interested parties to the case. 

  • HCPS to offer after school care this fall

    When school starts Aug. 9, parents of elementary students enrolled in Henry County Public Schools will have a convenient option for after-school child care.
    The After School Academy will provide on-site care from dismissal to 6 p.m. each school day at each of the three elementary schools in the district.

  • EIS volunteer to serve as officer for the Kentucky PTA

    A parent’s volunteerism at Eminence Independence Schools’ has graduated into a position with the Kentucky Parent-Teacher Association.
    In accepting the position as state secretary with the PTA, Virgil Berrong, 53, of Shelbyville stressed he wouldn’t have taken on the responsibilities with the non-profit advocacy organization if he thought it would interfere with the time he could spend volunteering at the Eminence schools.

  • Drumming and Dancing

    On a mission to teach children about the culture of Guinea in west Africa, Gregory Acker plays the flute on a traditional song from the village where his friend Hamidou Koi-vogui, shown playing a thumb piano, grew up. The two performed during the Summer Learning Program at the Henry County Public Library on June 16. For more photos, see page A4.

  • Eminence Fire raises a million dollars for Crusade for Children

    Crusade for Children organizers recently recognized the Eminence Fire Department for collecting more than $1 million in donations to benefit youth in Kentuckiana in addition to the $26,565 raised this year. Present are, from left, Chief Stevie Lucas, Chris Kushman, Ricky Spreitzer, Nick Marrow, Jeremy Lucas, Becky Lucas, William Dale, Missy Ayers and Cody Gilbert.

  • The Kentucky Renaissance Festival features carousing and kilts
  • Breeding attends sheriffs’ camp