Today's News

  • EHS girls scrap against Lady Rockets

    General Manager

    Against one of the best pitchers in the state, the batting can be tough.

    And for the Eminence High School softball team, the hitting wasn’t happening last week against Shelby County’s Haleigh LeCompte. LeCompte pitched a perfect game, striking out 11 Lady Warriors in just five innings.

    “They had a really nice pitcher, and we struggled hitting it,” EHS coach Chris Nethery said. “We didn’t play horribly.”

  • Wrestlin’ for a good cause

    Staff report

    Mountain Wrestling Association will return to the Eminence Community Center on May 23 for another fund raiser.

    This time, the event will raise funds for the Pleasureville Bulldogs baseball team. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any team member for $7, and $1 from each advance ticket goes back to the team. Tickets at the door will be $8.

    MWA member D.J. Current said the group hopes to hold fund raisers each month at the Community Center. The last event raised more than $1,500 for the Maynes family, who lost their home in a fire.

  • Revenue to hold steady, 16 roads to get blacktop in 09/10

    General Manager

    Flat revenue. A substantial increase in county retirement contributions. Sixteen county roads to be paved. A $125,000 increase in ambulance service revenue.

    Those are among the more significant items in the proposed Henry County budget but they weren’t what generated the most conversation in a special budget meeting of the fiscal court Wednesday afternoon.

  • Evans returns from Iraq, Afghanistan

    Staff writer/photographer

    At 23, B.J. Evans of Turners Station likely has seen more of the world than many people twice his age.

    As a specialist in the U.S. Army he was stationed in Illesheim, Germany, three years, and did year-long tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Evans, a Henry County High School graduate, knew early on that the military was in his future. “I joined the reserves while I was still in high school in 2002 and went active duty in 2003,” he said.

  • Fire damages CFD station

    Staff writer/photographer

    A fire has destroyed the second floor of the Campbellsburg Fire Department, and damage to the remainder of the department is under examination.

    Campbellsburg Fire Chief David Noe said a fire was discovered on the second floor of the Campbellsburg Firehouse shortly after midnight Thursday, April 30.

  • Tied for 1st in state, Berry sets record

    General Manager

    Just what Ed Berry had for breakfast last Tuesday, Steve Frommeyer doesn’t know, but the Eminence High School senior apparently ate his Wheaties.

    In a track meet at Kentucky Country Day, Berry competed in just four events. He won three. He jumped and ran away with four personal bests. He even set a school record.

    “(Ed) probably had his best overall meet of his career,” Frommeyer said. Even teammate John Reed picked up a personal best.

  • "It's not a close call"

    District Court Judge Diana E. Wheeler will enter her decision in the competency hearing for murder suspect Warren Stone.

    Stone, 57, is charged with the February 2008 murder of his mother, Maralyn Stone Burchett.

  • In the right place, at the right time

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Easter Sunday evening, Jon and Tracey Park of Eminence decided it was time for a late-evening snack.

    Their trip to the Eminence Dairy Queen would help return 87-year old Don W. Taylor to his northern Kentucky home.

    Taylor had been reported missing when he didn’t return to his Florence home after attending Easter morning church services. He evidently lost his way, and ended up at Dairy Queen in Eminence several hours later.

  • HCHS track sends four to Eastern Relays

    Four Henry County athletes attended the Eastern Relays Saturday, April 25.

    Brittany Crawford placed fourth overall in the 100-meter hurdles, while Cassie Fischer completed in the one and two mile races, but coach Jacob Crowe did not have their results.

    Crowe said the team’s pole vaulters did not perform well, after previously meeting personal records.

    “They’ve moved up in poles, met their personal records, met their goals,” Crowe said. “We bought new poles and they’re still adjusting to them.”

  • Reports say Stone is not competent

    General Manager

    Whether or not an Eminence man is competent to stand trial is a decision now in the hands of a judge.

    On Thursday, April 23, Henry County District Court Judge Diana E. Wheeler heard testimony in the competency hearing of Warren D. Stone. Stone, 56, of Eminence, is charged with the February 2008 murder of his mother, Maralyn Stone Burchett.

    Clinical psychologist J. Robert Noonan testified during the hearing that Stone is not, and likely never will be, competent to stand trial.