Today's News

  • Sparrow soars to state post

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    So, how does a hometown girl from Point Pleasant end up with a gubernatorial appointment to a cabinet-level job in Frankfort?

    That question was recently put to Marcheta Sparrow, Secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.

  • Busy summer for Ally Vaughn

    Between the final day of high school classes on June 2 and the opening day this Wednesday, Ally Vaughn has had one busy summer.

    During the 10-week span, the Henry County High School junior spent time in Indianapolis, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Chicago, Ohio and North Carolina, playing for the Louisville Lady Sluggers 18U Softball Team.

  • Public Records for the week of June 2, 2010


    Stacy G. Morgan, 33, Eminence, to Scott A. Stewart, 32, Eminence.

    Georgia Danielle Webb, 25, Pleasureville, to Travis Slayden Ashcraft, 28, Bagdad.


    Michael Brandon Marshall, 31, Eminence, and Brittany Lee Marshall, 27, Eminence.

    Richard Wayne Clemons, 42, Sulphur, and Chrisana Jones, 48, Sulphur.

    Jeffrey Croxton, 34, Eminence, and Stacey Croxton, 40, Shelbyville.

  • FFM golf scramble, 5K next month

    The annual Friends For Michael golf scramble and 5K run are set for next month with the scramble on Wednesday, Sept. 15, and the run on Saturday, Sept. 25.

    It will be the 10th consecutive year of the golf outing and the 14th year of the 5K run, two of the bigger events the local organization hosts each year to raise money for spinal-cord injury victims and research. FFM president Matthew Brent said those two, along with the dinner in June, are the three events that are the focal point and generate the most money.

  • Three vie for Eminence mayor

    General Manager

    The window to file for the Nov. 2 general election has passed, and in the last week, 57 people filed to run for local offices. The majority of those filing, did so Monday and Tuesday, just ahead of the 4 p.m., Aug. 10 deadline.

    The following races will appear on the ballot, along with federal, state and county partisan races whose slates were set after the May primary election:

    Eminence Board of Education

  • 18% of EIS students are from other districts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Parents have to make choices about their childrens’ education on a regular basis. Some, like Sherrie Lentini of Shelby County, even choose to inconvenience themselves a little in their quest for the best.

    Lentini is the mother of three EIS students who live in Shelby County. She drives about two hours back and forth each day because of the district’s unique offerings.

  • Public Records for the week of June 16, 2010


    Linda Neth, 25, Eminence, to Matthew Thomas McAllister, 25, Eminence.

    Stephanie M. Wakelam, 26, Florence, to Richard B. Putnam, 32, Pleasureville.

    Casey R. Sparkman, 25, Turners Station, to Daniel M. Hawkins, 22, Turners Station.

    Victoria B. Carter, 18, Pleasureville, to Timothy D. Wilson, 21, New Castle.

    Stacy Marie Milliner, 22, New Castle, to Timothy Wade Benham, 45, New Castle.


  • Wright: ‘It was a stupid thing I did’

    An Eminence man charged with 1st degree rape could serve 12 years in prison, according to a plea agreement entered last week.

    James W. “Foxy” Wright, plead guilty in circuit court last week to 1st degree rape and 4th degree assault, a class B felony and class A misdemeanor respectively. As part of the plea, the Commonwealth’s Attorney dropped the persistent felony offender status Wright was indicted for in 2009.

  • Public Records for the week of May 12, 2010


    Amber N. Combs, 18, Eminence, to Billy E. Rose, 18, Eminence.

    Tiffany Marie Reeder, 26, Eminence, to Michael Bruce Whitely, 28, Eminence.

    Marlena D. Sturgeon, 32, Pleasureville, to K. Oniel Sweet Jr., 27, Pleasureville.

    Property Transfers

    Sandra Joyce Stump, Carrollton, to Louis Douglas and Sarah Jane Barry, Turners Station. Property in Henry County; $1, fair market value is $247,000.

  • TD Club to host concert for football program

    After a wild offseason, Henry County’s football program is putting together the pieces with Lyndon Johnson in charge.

    In an attempt to provide for a team that has gone through three head coaches between the final game in 2009 and the opener in 2010, the Touchdown Club has announced it will host a concert on Aug. 28 at the Steel Technologies Shooting Range. The fundraiser, which includes three bands, will start at 7 p.m. and last until midnight. Ticket prices are $5 each bought in advance or $7 on the day of the concert. All proceeds will go toward the football program.