Today's News

  • Stivers going to ‘start waking people up’

     “You’re probably going to start getting some calls.”

    That, Henry County Sheriff’s Department Detective Danny Stivers predicted, will happen when the HCSD starts patrolling Pleasureville at 3 and 4 a.m. In particular, he warned that angry parents, whose children are being returned to them in the wee hours of the morning, might be a little miffed.

    “After 2 a.m., if they’re under 18, we’re going to start waking people up,” Stivers told the Pleasureville City Commission.

  • Henry sending some inmates to Shelby

    The Shelby County Detention Center has been home to an average of a dozen extra inmates a day from Henry County for the past three months, Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits said.

    “They were taking them to Carroll County, but Carroll County is full, so they started bringing them here,” he said.

    Waits said he and Henry County Jailer Scott Southworth do not have a formal contract.

    “We don’t have an actual contract right now, but we do have an agreement,” he said.

  • Pendleton man chargd with the rape of a minor

    A Pendleton man has been arrested for allegedly raping and sodomizing a 13 year-old in her grandmother’s house.

    Dwayne R. Whitman, 55, of Pendleton was arrested on July 3 and charged with  1st degree rape, 1st degree sodomy and 1st degree sexual abuse with a victim under 12 years of age. The victim disclosed to authorities she had been sexually abused by Whitman from June 2011 to February 2012. Whitman was arrested after his DNA was found in the victim’s bedroom, which corroborated the girl’s account of abuse.

  • Local Buzz for the week of July 11

    Arts &crafts

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

    Church services

    Sulphur Christian Church will have VBS from 6:30 to 8 p.m. nightly through July 13. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Commencement will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 15. Please call Pastor Jeff Maggard at (502) 544-6946 for more information.

  • Awed: God takes notice

    A young boy stood in the center of the driveway of his family’s home. Beside him was a small telescope, mounted on a tripod. It was early in the afternoon on a hot summer day. The boy had attached a round, white screen to the eyepiece of the telescope.

    According to the boy’s science teacher, a total eclipse was to happen on that particular day. The telescope with its white screened eyepiece was aimed directly at the sun.

  • Saluting youth sports coaches

    Today marks one month on the new job for me. I have to say that it has been an awesome experience, so far. My co-workers have made the transition from education to journalism easier. They have been great in helping me figure this gig out.

  • Living the wild life

    Joe Guthrie grew up in Drennon Springs living like many rural kids do. He hunted, fished and hiked on and around his parents’ farm and along Drennon Creek.

    That rural background led him to dedicate his life to preserving wilderness areas and the species that inhabit them.

    In his youth, Guthrie played a variety of sports including football, baseball, track and cross-country.

  • Michels takes the lead on cross country


    Victoria Michels will be the next head cross country coach at Henry County High School.

  • Not your average, ordinary treehouse

     Amy Shea asked her father to build something for her kids to play on.

    Ten years and more than 40 feet of wooded walkways later, the tree house her father built connects two households and more than two generations of a family. The structure is so big it can’t be properly contained in one photo.

    Randy Berry makes his living as a carpenter, but according to Shea, Berry’s selfless devotion to family built the tree house containing a pagoda, spiral staircases and over seven swing sets on it.

  • EIS gets secret donation

    A donation from an anonymous source will allow qualifying Eminence High School sophomores to take the ACT and possibly attend classes at Bellarmine University as part of the school’s mission to make its students college and career ready.

    Eminence Independent School Board Superintendent Buddy Berry confirmed Monday that an anonymous donor will give the gift of opportunity to qualifying sophomores.