Today's News

  • 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


    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.

  • Burglar caught in the act by EPD

    Staff writer/photographer

    The scene has played out on countless television crime shows: an intruder breaks into a house while one of the residents is still home. A young girl hides in a closet while an intruder rifles through the family’s belongings.

    But that television scene became reality on North Main Street in Eminence on Oct. 15.

  • MacKenzie Peyton makes state finals, finishes tied for 51st in standings

    In what head coach Kathy Peyton described as an added bonus to an already outstanding season, Henry County’s MacKenzie Peyton advanced to the final day of the Leachman/KHSAA Girls’ State Golf Tournament last week, and ended up tied for 51st in the individual standings.

    MacKenzie, an eighth-grade student at Henry County Middle School, became the first girl athlete from Henry County to qualify for the event when she finished second at the Region Five tournament one week earlier.