Today's News

  • Eminence man arrested for copper theft

    General Manager

    An Eminence man has been arrested in connection to the theft of more than 2.5 tons of copper wire in Smithfield.

    John Brandon Thomas, 22, of Eminence, was arrested by Henry County Sheriff’s Office Detective Danny Stivers and charged with one count of theft by unlawful taking over $500, a class D felony. Stivers said he expects others to be arrested in connection with the case as well.

  • We women and our pocketbooks

    A woman and her pocketbook share a unique bond. A pocketbook serves not only as a carrying case for any number of “necessary” items, it is also a fashion statement, and in some ways a reflection of her personality. A woman is apt to fuss about her purse now and then while a man will tend to carry around the same old wallet until it is so worn that bills start falling out. Most women need a frequent change in purses. 

  • Kentucky remembers its veterans

    As Veterans Day is upon us, we must remember that our country stands tall because of what veterans did and the values they stand for. Although many of our country’s giants were veterans, it’s important to remember that many of the veterans who pledged their lives for our freedom are quiet heroes, common folk that we know as neighbors and friends and family members.

  • No child restraint device? No good excuse

    When I was a child, cars were not equipped with shoulder harnesses, only lap belts, and child safety seats had yet to be invented.

    I remember clambering over back seats to take a nap in the rear compartment of the station wagon. I remember sitting literally on the edge of the front seat gazing out the windshield at stars and the roadside scenery whizzing by seemingly inches from my face.

    It was fun, and luckily we were never in a wreck.

  • Henry County Olympians

    Tiny Pieces Inc., of New Castle, was recently represented by three children at the Kentucky State Special Olympic Equestrian Competition at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Oct. 4. All from Henry County, Jessica Hall, 9, Idarion Graham, 8, and Jared McBurney, 8, each participated in two classes in the Western Riding Division. Jessica earned a bronze medal (3rd) and a 4th place finish; Idarion earned a 5th place finish and a bronze medal (3rd) and Jared earned 4th and 6th place honors.

  • Wildcats run away with opening-round win

    The Henry County Wildcats scored 35 points in a big second half Friday night against Moore and came away with a convincing 57-27 win in the opening round of the Class 3-A state football playoffs.

    The Wildcats, who improved their overall record to 9-2, finished with 424 yards rushing, moved the chains for 27 first downs and had a number of players step up when they needed them the most. They host Elizabethtown this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the second round.

  • A history of violets

    Staff writer/photographer

    Local artists, artisans, farmers and merchandisers will populate more than 30 booths at the 17th Annual Extension Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Henry County 4-H Fairgrounds building.

    A wide variety of jewelry, paintings, candles, woodworking, photography and textiles will be represented.

    This year Pam Coombs has a few unusual things to sell.

  • After the storm

    Staff writer/photographer

    H.S. “Doc” Williams and June Shipp were without electricity at their Smithfield home for ten days following January’s ice storm.

    Besides leaving the couple without power, the heavy ice took down limbs from many of the farm’s mature trees.  “It took the tops off maples and walnuts,” Shipp said. “He (Williams) was out checking the damage and decided to make logs.”

  • Warriors XC closes out season at regional

    Because of ill-timed injuries and illnesses, the Eminence cross-country team had just three athletes compete at the Class A, Region Five meet Saturday at Trimble County Park, and none of them qualified for the state meet.

  • Council to consider last call change

    General Manager

    For now, New Year’s revelry in Eminence Bars will end as soon as Time Square’s giant glittering ball touches down.

    Monday night, Debbie Ball, of Rhinestone’s Bar and Grill, asked the Eminence City Council to consider extending the hours alcohol can be served in city limits to 2 a.m. on the New Year holiday only.