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Today's News

  • Vandals target one grave in Point Pleasant cemetery

    Officials are seeking information on vandalism reported over the weekend at Point Pleasant Cemetery.

    Detective Danny Stivers of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that family members noticed damage to the headstone at the grave of Lewis Jennings. Stivers said Jennings’ mother had visited the gravesite on Saturday and everything was fine. However, on Sunday, police were told that a visiting family member who stopped by the cemetery on the way back home to Ohio reported finding damage there.

  • Pair arrested for 2-county, 3-car spree

    A Bedford couple was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 8, on several charges of car theft after a spree that started Monday, Nov. 7 in Trimble County and ended in Henry County.

    According to a news release, Kentucky State Police Troopers Brad Arterburn and Trooper Zack Morris were recovering a stolen Ford Mustang on Wooded Ridge Road in Henry County when they spotted the couple in a minivan, which also turned out to be stolen.

  • Suit seeks legal definition of 
'territory'

    This afternoon new case law could be made, defining just what a “territory” is under state laws regarding local option votes.

    On Oct. 19, Joe Yates filed a civil suit on behalf of New Castle resident Linda Golden against Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent.

  • HCSO makes arrest in Cook’s robbery

    A bit of luck and some good, old-fashioned police work led to the arrest of the man who allegedly robbed Cook’s Pharmacy employees at gunpoint on Thursday, Nov. 3.

    Detective Danny Stivers with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Brandon L. French, 31, of Bagdad was arrested Friday night, Nov. 11, while being held at the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Stivers said after the robbery, he had contacted Officer Rodney Kidd of the Simpsonville Police Department, which had been investigating a similar crime there.

  • Budget will be top priority in 2012 
session

    When the General Assembly opens the 2012 Regular Session in early January, there is no doubt what the top issue will be: enacting the state’s budget for the next two years.  Redrawing state House, Senate and congressional districts, something done after each census, will likely be prominent as well, especially in the session’s opening weeks.

  • Using best practices to improve government

    Advances in computer and information technology are changing the way we live and work.  While the private sector has set the pace using new technology to improve performance, government lags behind.  The failure to adopt these best practices makes government agencies and programs less efficient in delivering service to Americans and less cost-effective for taxpayers.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Nov. 16

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Church Services

  • HONOR ROLL

    NEW CASTLE ELEMENTARY

    Fourth Grade

    Mrs. Pollard: Isaac Klempner*, Tyler Massey*, Maggie Whaley*, Ryan Archer, Zachary Dowden, Luke Hall, Brooklyn Mays, Jake McCoun, Albert Morriss, Chelsey Satterfield and Brady Sexton

    Ms. Turner: Jada Medina*, Christopher Clarke*, Phoenix Begley, Isabella Dale, Ben Hunter, Sara Justice, Kailey Kays, Kylie Turner, Jaime Woodson and Abby Morrison

  • Dinner conversation with Paul

    By Michael Duncan
    Pastor, Eminence Baptist Church

    I like having dinner with friends. The menu is immaterial, though a tasty meal well-served is nice. The best part of dinner with friends is the conversation. No matter how often I share dinner with a friend or friends, there is always something new to learn and share; and there is, of course, the joy of revisiting a shared past.

  • Middle school students get a dose of Reality

    Last Thursday more than 350 students from Eminence Independent Schools and Henry County Public Schools participated in the Reality Store. This event allows students the opportunity to see how difficult it can be to make ends meet financially, month to month.