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Today's News

  • Football alignment finalized for 2011-14

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved the state’s new football alignment last Monday afternoon, setting up what will be much change for teams all across Kentucky starting next school year.

    For the two county high schools, Henry County moves to District Three in Class 3A with Central, Elizabethtown and LaRue County, while Eminence also moves to District Three, in Class A, with Frankfort, Paris and Bracken County. Both teams will play in four-team districts, meaning they are guaranteed to advance into the state playoffs.

  • Thank you to EIS board for sprucing up the school

    I am writing this letter as a word of thanks to the Eminence Board of Education and its administration.

    Several weeks ago, while the students and staff were on fall break, the board hired a company to come into our district and make some necessary changes to the building.

  • Eminence: Stephens wins mayor

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    “I’m very glad it’s over. And very glad at the way it turned out,” Drane Stephens said Tuesday night.

    Stephens will serve as the next mayor of Eminence, taking 45.68 percent  (365 votes) of the almost 800 votes cast for that race. Fellow council member Shawn Bright took 29.4 percent  (235 votes) of the vote and challenger Manda Gingrich took 24.9 percent (199 votes).

  • Eminence candidates discuss city’s needs

    General Manager

    As with the candidates for Eminence mayor, candidates for the Eminence City Council listed jobs and economic development as their top concerns in an election forum on Oct. 14.

    Eight of the 12 candidates for the council were in attendance for the forum.

  • Gifted students focus on communication

    Staff writer/photographer

    Students in the Eminence Independent Schools’ gifted program have set some lofty goals.

    The program’s middle school students are working on a communications theme.

  • Council, mayor candidates want smart growth for Campbellsburg

    Staff writer/photographer

    Responsible growth is a common theme for candidates for Campbellsburg Mayor and City Council.

    During an election forum last week, candidates said while growth is coming, the growth should happen responsibly.

    Mayoral candidates are Rex Morgan and incumbent Jan Fletcher.

  • Dep. jailer charged w/ sex abuse

    Staff writer/photographer

    A Henry County Deputy Jailer has been accused of sexual misconduct with a female prisoner.

    Deputy jailer Tom Suter, brother of jailer J.C. Suter, turned himself in to Kentucky State Police, Thursday Oct. 28.

    According to the arrest warrant, Tom Suter was charged with 2nd degree sex abuse.

  • Public Records for the week of August 25, 2010

    Divorces

    Charles L. Hinkel III, 39, Louisville, and Kimberly A. Hinkel, 39, Louisville.

    Larry Joe Beckley, 35, Bethlehem, and Melissa Ann Browning, 43, Pleasureville.

    Timothy Donald Moore, 26, Pleasureville, and Melissa Rochelle Breeden, 33, Campbellsburg.

    Bryan Jerlane Imel, 47, Eminence, and Angela Marie Wolfe, 39, Eminence.

    Brian Scott Watson, 38, New Castle, and Amanda Jo Sparrow, 30, Pleasureville.

    Larry Larken Tuggle, 32, Eminence, and Jessica Delaine Dale, 28, Eminence.

  • Rape victim says charge is too low

    Staff writer/photographer

    The victim of a 2009 rape believes her attacker should have been charged with attempted murder.

    James “Foxy” Wright, of Eminence, entered into a plea agreement last month and was formally sentenced in Henry Circuit Court last week. Wright will serve 12 years for 1st degree rape, a class B felony, and 1 year for 2nd degree assault, a class A misdemeanor.

  • White responds to criticism

    Mike Ray is an honorable man.  I have known him since Protect Our Children, an organization that Pid Smith and I started to stop an illegal waste incinerator and which culminated in county-wide zoning. Since that time he has served Henry County in several capacities, the last as the appointed head of the Henry County Development Council.