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Today's News

  • Crash ends pursuit into Oldham County

    Allegedly caught on radar doing 20 miles per hour over the speed limit Hwy. 22 in Eminence, a suspect led police officers on a chase the evening of June 7 until he wrecked in Oldham County, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.
    The incident began at 7:30 p.m. when Officer Phillip Parham clocked a green 2000 Jeep Cherokee at 55 in the 35 mph zone near the school.
    “[Parham] got behind it and turned his blue lights on,” Kemper said. “[The suspect] accelerated to about 65 or 70 and just kept going.”

  • Three New Castle men charged with growing pot

    Three New Castle men have been charged with cultivating marijuana on their properties following a tip received by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
    Last Wednesday afternoon, Henry County Sheriff Deputy Chase Dewitt followed-up on a report of possible marijuana plants at a residence at 738 East Cross Main in New Castle. Upon arrival, the homeowner, David Woodrum Sr., gave Dewitt permission to search the property and admitted he was growing marijuana for his “personal use.”

  • HCPS will offer free meals

    Parents of preschool and elementary school students in Henry County will not have to endure a price increase for school breakfast or lunch next school year. Instead, they’ll get both for free.
    At its June meeting, the Henry County Board of Education acted on Superintendent Tim Abrams’ recommendation to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

  • Budget message raises new tax idea

    In order to position the City of Campbellsburg for new opportunities and growth, Mayor Rex Morgan talked about the need to raise funds through an employment-based tax.
    Morgan discussed the idea in his budget message prior to the second reading and approval of the revenues and expenses for fiscal year 2015-16 at the city council’s June meeting.

  • Friends for Michael hold dinner, auction

    The Friends for Michael Spinal Cord Injury Organization held their eighth annual dinner and silent auction at the Olmstead in Louisville Thursday evening.
    The dinner and auction kick off the organization’s fundraising efforts for the year.
    Proceeds go to help those with spinal cord injuries.
    Henry County resident Tyler Daugherty spoke to the crowd about how the group had helped him by donating funds to have his truck outfitted so that he could be more independent.

  • Hillsboro Road to close Monday for bridge work

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office recently announced closure of KY 997, also known as Hillsboro Road, in Henry County due to bridge replacement.
    A contract was recently awarded to replace the bridge over White Sulphur Fork at mile point 1.9 near Hebron Creek Road.
     KY 997 is scheduled for closure at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 6. A signed detour will be in place via KY 157, KY 1606 and US 421.
    KYTC awarded this construction project to Certified Construction Company of Kentucky LLC in the amount of $140,496.  

  • Rotary club recognizes Johnson

    Michael Duncan, Eminence Rotary Club Foundation Chairman, recently presented Rotarian Terry Johnson with the Paul Harris Fellow Award. A Paul Harris Fellow is an award given to a Rotarian in recognition of a donation to the Rotary Foundation of at least $1,000. The funds thus donated are used to support a number of Rotary projects aimed at educational and humanitarian programs around the world. The Eminence Rotary Club has been recognized for one of the highest per capita levels of Paul Harris Fellows in the district.

  • Tingle brings Home pageant prizes
  • Taking care of veterans should be a priority

    One of the ongoing challenges our country faces is making sure our veterans receive the full benefits they have rightfully earned.

    Unfortunately, as we discovered during a legislative meeting earlier this month, there are still some who are either unaware of what is available or who have become mired in bureaucracy.  The good news is that, thanks to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), we are making great strides in closing these twin gaps.

  • I'm going to need a giant can of hairspray

    Donald Trump and I have something in common, and it’s not the size of our bank accounts.

    Much like Trump, I, too, will report for jury duty this week. However, I won’t arrive in a limo, I won’t be allowed to park in a no parking zone and there won’t be any paparazzi there to capture my entry into the courtroom.