Today's News

  • Stillwater to host state contest again

    Coming from all across Kentucky, the best water skiers in the state will converge at Stillwater Lake in Eminence this weekend for the Kentucky State Water Ski Championship.

    Stillwater is a privately-owned lake located between Eminence and New Castle on Highway 55. The last three times the lake played host to the state championship, sanctioned by the American Water Ski Association, were in 2008, 2005 and 2002. It is on a three-year rotation with lakes in Walton and Paducah.

  • Ben Schroeder decides late with Kentucky State

    In what turned into a fast-paced choice of picking a college within the last three weeks, Ben Schroeder has decided to play baseball for Kentucky State University.

    All the pieces just fell into place for Schroeder, the two-sport athlete for the Wildcats who ended up picking baseball over basketball and Kentucky State over all other schools.

  • MARCH 18, 1949: Regional Tourney to Eminence High

    FERN CREEK, KY — The Eminence High School basketball team won the Eighth Regional Tournament at Fern Creek Saturday night, defeating Fairdale 35 to 33, after trailing the entire game. With about a minute to go Wallace Lowry pitched in a field goal to go ahead.

    They entered the Kentucky State Tournament on Thursday.

  • Busch dominates field to take QS400


    Landmark News Service

    Kyle Busch, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, dominated the competition en route to capturing the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway, Saturday.

  • Remodeling of church began in 1926

    Submitted by Eleanor Sharp

    An excellent, noted carpenter, Will Tingle — a board member and deacon of the church — remodeled the chapel in 1926. When you look at the steeple at the front of the chapel, you would see what a superb builder he was. The hand carved circle, which was centered on this masterpiece proudly displayed these words, Drennon Springs Chapel — 1862.

  • 1811: Wolf’s head presented for bounty

    200 Years Ago

    Poindexter Thompson filed a claim for $9 with the Henry County Court for his services as a patroller.  Patrollers were appointed by the Court to serve as sentries or watchmen who were assigned for service in specific districts of the county.

    On July 17, 1811, Adam Cokendofer and Samuel Rice, his surety, posted a bond of 30 pounds for a license for Adam to marry Kitturah Rice. As Kitturah was under the age of 21 her father, William Rice, gave his signed consent for the marriage. 

  • July 1961: Harry Hill donates land to county for fair

    July, 1951

    In spite of threatening skies and weather reports of showers and humidity, the largest crowd in history turned out Wednesday for the 50th Annual I.O.O.F. Picnic and Henry County Home-Coming at the I.O.O.F. Park near Eminence.

    The crowd was slow to gather in comparison to 20 years before. The executive committee secretary, Carl Wade, reported late in the afternoon that 200 more adult tickets had been sold this year than in the history of the celebration.

  • Public Records for the week of July 6, 2011


    William R. Hillard Jr., 43, Simpsonville, and Mary Kristin Kelley, 39.

    Sheriff’s Dept arrests

    James S. McGaughey, FTA, arrested by Keith Perry on 6/23.

    William S. Fitgzerald, DUI, arrested by Tommy Benham on 6/24.

    Casey M. Wiggins, FTA, arrested by Rick Nelson on 6/27.

    Charles Solmonson, disregarding stop sign, driving on DUI suspended license, DUI 2nd, arrested by Keith Perry on 6/23.

  • Local Buzz for the week of July 6, 2011

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Church events

    Henry Christian Church will be having Sophia Foree and family at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10 sharing their photos and experiences of their recent visit to the “Beautiful Land” of Israel.
    Port Royal Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school beginning July 11-15, 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly.

  • Music, food and fun on 7/30