Today's News

  • Primary elections are important, too

    The first election I ever covered for a newspaper is still rather firmly imprinted in my brain.

    Little more than a decade ago, I was working as an intern for the Evansville Press, a now defunct evening daily in my home town.

    I ran to about half a dozen different polling places as the polls were set to close, and then settled in for a night of election returns.


    By Joseph S. Yates

    When asked what I think about the prospect of a new courthouse, I offer a lawyer’s favorite response: “It depends.” I find myself approaching the issue not so much by considering whether our judicial and county offices need more space (they do) or whether the facilities for those who work in those offices are in dire need of modernizing (they are), but how this new building would affect the life of the city — the town where I grew up and have practiced law for the past 25 years.

  • Local buzz for the week of May 11, 2011

    Arts & crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Chamber of Commerce
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17. Tickets must be reserved by Thursday, May 12.

  • Local Faith

    Love who?

    Osama bin Laden is dead. The news of his death has given rise to some surprises — at least for me. For one thing, I had grown so used to his being out there and illusive, I truly had not given much thought to his ever being found or to justice ever being done. The news that he had been found and killed by American Armed Forces surprised me.

  • Church Directory

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church
    Rev. James Maroney
    9255 Main St., Campbellsburg • 532-0200
    Sunday School, 6:30 p.m.; Worship 7:30 p.m.
    Ballardsville Baptist Church
    Tiny Wolfenbarger, Pastor
    4300 S. Hwy 53, Ballardsville • 222-9165
    Sunday Early Worship, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.
    Berea Christian Church
    Anne Gregory, Pastor
    685 Franklinton Rd., Pleasureville
    Sunday School 10 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.

  • Eminence Middle School: Brianna Moore

    Brianna Moore is 13 and in 8th grade.

  • Henry County Middle School: Jesse Mann

    Jesse Mann is 14 and in 8th grade.

  • Battle of the books

    The Eminence Independent School Library sponsored the Eminence Middle School Battle of the Books from April 18-29. The Battle of the Books was a huge success with more than 50 students in the battle. This is the 6th year that Eminence Middle School has participated in the Battle of the Books!

  • 4-H Smart Shooters Season Begins

    The Henry County 4-H Shooting Sports program made a great showing at their first competition this year at the Brewer Invitational Kentucky Hunter Education Challenge.

    The event was held on April 23 in Mercer County and is based on the combined scores of team members in the following categories: Wildlife ID, Hunter Safety Test, Hunter Safety Challenge Course, Rifle, Archery and Shotgun.

  • Starting a home-based small business

    It is very satisfying and exciting when your hobby, be it cake decorating, woodworking or pottery, grows into something more. If customers are clamoring, you’ve outgrown the basement, and friends and family keep asking when and where you’ll sell your product, it’s time to consider taking it to the next step by opening for business.