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Today's News

  • New Castle Cafe in former Mom’s location, open in the evening

    Staff writer/photographer

    New Castle Cafe owners Marlene Brees and son, Mark, are keeping the welcome mat out six nights a week until 8 p.m. and residents are eating it up.

    “We’ve been doing pretty good in the evenings,” Marlene Brees said.

    The dinner menu includes a choice of five main-course meals including country-fried steak, oven-baked turkey and pork chops.

  • Henry will face top team in Class 3-A on the road

    Sports Editor

    A year after winning regular-season and postseason district championships, earning the No. 1 seed from District Four, hosting two state playoff games and advancing to the third round for the first time in school history, the Henry County Wildcats have gone 0-3 in the district and will play as the No. 4 seed in the first round of the playoffs next month.

  • Be safe, be seen on Halloween

    Submitted by Bruce Owens

    Director, Henry County Emergency Management

    Tips on designing and creating Halloween costumes at home to meet “See and be Seen” safety standards are being offered by the Kentucky Optometric Association in a pre-Halloween message to parents.

    According to the vision care organization, many Halloween accidents from skinned knees to pedestrian traffic fatalities, can be traced to a child’s inability to see steps, curbs and automobiles or to a driver’s failure to see a child in time to stop.

  • Warriors want to finish cross season with personal records

    Sports Editor

    For the first time since Scott McClamroch has been coaching the Eminence cross-country team, the Warriors won’t be in unfamiliar territory when they line up for their regional-championship meet this Saturday in Danville. Now, he hopes that will translate to an above-average performance for his young but improving squad.

  • Support Pauline “Polly” Troxell

    I am writing today in support of Polly Troxell for Eminence City Council. I do not live in the City of Eminence therefore I cannot cast a vote for Polly on November 4. However, I do work with Polly on a daily basis at the Henry County Senior Enrichment Center. Polly devotes numerous volunteer hours to the Senior Center and to the senior citizens of Eminence and Henry County. She cares about people and about doing the right thing. If elected she would serve the city of Eminence very well. Polly is dedicated to helping people in any way that she can.

  • Marine with local ties on leave from Iraq

    Staff writer/photographer

    Don’t let the quick, bright smile, small stature, or the fact that she’s a girl fool you. Lance Corporal Melissa Kendall of Cropper is a leatherneck — a U.S. Marine.

    As a field MP — or military police — she provides convoy and explosive ordnance disposal security in the deserts of Iraq. “I’m comfortable with my job,” she said.

  • High expectations

    General Manager

    It’s a basic philosophy — give students high expectations, and they will work to meet them.

    “I think the general culture of high expectations works very well in our favor, and keeps everybody focused and working,” Eminence Middle and High School principal Steve Frommeyer said.

    Those expectations are reflected in some of the school’s grading policies — the no D policy, and what is soon to be the no C policy.

  • Former magistrate wants to set the record straight

    I would like to set the record straight regarding the recent controversial letters to the Editor concerning the Eminence Fire Department building a new firehouse.

    Back in January I contacted Congressman Geoff Davis’s office concerning any possibility of any USDA Rural Development First Responder/Community Facilities Grants being available. I was told by, Tami Wilson, in Congressman Davis’s office that she did not believe the Eminence Fire Department was eligible for a grant under this funding, but she would plan to investigate.

  • EIS board hears concerns from daycare director

    Staff writer/photographer

    Wee Warriors Daycare director Rosalind Roberts told the Eminence School Board recently that she is discouraged.

    Roberts, who has directed Wee Warriors for ten years said the program is facing problems she thought were in the past. “We should be seeing things progressing,” she said. After the board’s Oct. 21 meeting, Roberts clarified, saying that her primary concern was scheduling.

  • Serial arsonist arrested for setting 9 fires

    Landmark News Service

    James Aaron Clark, 27, of Shelbyville, was arrested Wednesday on nine arson-related charges, after admitting that he set the fires as a way to relieve stress.  

    Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said that Clark is charged with one count of first-degree arson, a felony that carries a penalty of 20 years to life, three counts of second-degree arson, also a felony, and seven counts of criminal mischief related to the fires in Shelby and Henry counties.