Today's News

  • School districts meet all but one of their NCLB goals for 2009-2010

    General Manager

    According to testing data released last week, both Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools met all but one of their No Child Left Behind goals for the 2009-2010 school year.

  • It’s time for Whatley to go

    In April 2010, Campbellsburg made a mistake. A big one. One that’s already cost them more money in legal fees than they spent from January 2008 to December 2009, and cost them dearly in terms of reputation.

    They, or more specifically Mayor Jan Fletcher, hired Crestwood attorney Graham Whatley to represent the city.

    Twice Whatley was publicly rude and disrespectful toward a duly elected member of the council, practically accusing her of a horrendous crime simply because her husband happens to be the fire chief.

  • Council questions contract

    General Manager

    In a special meeting Monday night, the Campbellsburg City Council learned that a contract between Graham Whatley and the City of Campbellsburg may not be valid.

    Members of the council last week called for a special meeting after receiving Whatley’s contract, which they said contained false information.

  • Wildcats drop ‘winnable’ soccer game to Owen Co.

    Playing against the one team they had beaten this season, the Henry County Wildcats lost to Owen County, 3-0, last Thursday night in what was their final home soccer game of 2010.

    The Wildcats beat Owen on Aug. 19, but could not repeat with another win exactly five weeks later to drop their overall record to 1-10 heading down the final stretch.

  • “Here we go again”

    Mayors running for city council and city council members running for mayor. Sounds like a revolving door of the same ideas and the same intrusive rules and regulations. I see no change at all. As I said before the last election we need new people with new ideas.

  • Residents encouraged to submit questions for election forums

    Beginning Oct. 12, the Henry County Local will host the first of three local election forums.

    The first forum will be held at Henry County High School at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the auditorium.

    Residents are encouraged to submit questions for the candidates to Henry County Local editor Jonna Spelbring Priester by Oct. 8. Questions can be mailed to 18 S. Penn Ave., Eminence, Ky., 40019, or e-mailed to editor@hclocal.com. Or, you can call in or fax your questions to 845-2858 or 845-2921.

  • Support LeeAnn Armstrong

    It’s been a wonderful summer here in Eminence. The activities - Music on Main, DJ in the Park, movie night and even cruising - have been a perfect time to get out of the house and socialize for all ages.

    We are fortunate to have a city council that isn’t satisfied with just being a city, but wants to build community among the residents. The planning and execution of these activities deserves our gratitude and support.

  • EIS to get cleaned up

    Staff writer/photographer

    New Eminence Independent Schools superintendent Buddy Berry is not afraid to get his hands dirty.

    At the September school board meeting Berry said he is making a clean-up of the schools a top priority. “It got to the point where we questioned whether it even could be cleaned or is it just an old building,” he said.

    Berry called in a professional cleaning company to evaluate the situation and was told the building could be put to rights.

  • Few states can match Kentucky’s automotive record

    When it comes to the automotive industry, few states can match Kentucky’s record.

    Our association with Henry Ford, for example, stretches back almost a century, when in 1912 he opened a sales and service office in Louisville.  A few years later, that city was producing 7,000 vehicles, and a few years after that it became home to the country’s first modern assembly plant.  Now, Louisville’s two production facilities – one that began in 1955 and the other in 1969 – are regularly among the company’s leaders.

  • Public Records for the week of August 11, 2010


    Cynthia M. Abbott, 18, Pleasureville, to Aaron R. Armstrong, 21, Pleasureville.


    Harold Todd Carter, 45, Smithfield, and Patricia Heidi Carter, 45, Smithfield.

    James B. Darius, 46, La Grange, and Frances Faye Winters, 45, Eminence.

    Larry C. Thompson, 53, Eminence, and Leeann M. Thompson, 53, Eminence.

    Arthur Engle IV, 44, Sulphur, and Robin Engle, 41, Sulphur.

    Zoning permits