Local News

  • KSP encourages drivers to prepare for winter conditions

    With the possibility of wintery weather moving into the commonwealth this week, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists to be prepared for hazardous driving conditions.

    “Winter driving can present formidable challenges including sleet, snow, slick roads, freezing temperatures and reduced visibility,” said KSP spokesman Sergeant Josh Lawson. “It can be a deadly combination if you’re not prepared.”

    KSP reported that slippery roads were the contributing factor in 12,772 crashes and 69 highway deaths in 2017.

  • BBB tips: Advice for holiday returns


  • Soul with a little bit of country

    Louisville-based singing group Linkin’ Bridge is on a mission to bring people together—all people.

    To that end, the African-American group starred in their own video at the Six Mile Jamboree, then performed for the audience Nov. 8. 

    The road to Henry County for the Louisville group drove right through “America’s Got Talent,” season 11. 

  • EIS students think of others at Christmastime

     ‘Tis the season for kids to think about their own Christmas wish list and dream of time opening presents and visiting family and friends, but two Eminence High School high students were thinking of a different list. 

    Ninth-grader Caleb Greer and eighth-grader Lizzie Sorrell gathered staff and student support to give to others.

     Sick kids

    EIS high school student Caleb Greer was sitting at his desk one day and thought about kids in the hospital who don’t have any family visits or only weekend visits.

  • Sevier sentenced to anger management

    A New Castle City Commissioner-elect who was charged with assault after an incident involving his mother at the La Grange Walmart pleaded guilty last week to an amended charge.

    Charles Sevier, 49, pleaded guilty to harassment (physical contact), no injury, on Dec. 12 and was given a 60 day-conditional sentence in jail, which could mean home incarceration.

  • Lawyer says statements not ‘valuable’ after fatal wreck

    A woman charged with murder after a May 2017 wreck killed a 34-year-old Louisville man, was back in court last week to file motions before her March 2019 trial.

    Alora Davila was charged with murder, driving under the influence of alcohol, two counts of wanton endangerment and other offenses after the two-vehicle accident on Lake Jericho Road on May 24, 2017. Police say her vehicle crossed the center line in a curve and struck an oncoming vehicle driven by Eric Payton.

  • Death penalty discussed for two men charged with murder

    The death penalty could be a possibility for two Henry County men who were charged with murder and arson.

    Gregory Heightchew and Joshua Jackson were in court Thursday to discuss their murder, arson, attempted murder and tampering with physical evidence charges after the October death of Elijah Creekmore.

    The co-defendants went in front of Judge Karen Conrad separately to discuss the case but were ordered to have no contact with each other, Creekmore’s family or Marcus Pinion, another alleged victim who survived.

  • Review: Highlander has good food, service and company

    Great food, good service and a warm atmosphere make the Highlander, a new restaurant in Eminence, worth a try.

    My husband Ron and I attended the “soft” opening on Friday evening. At a soft opening, a new business can iron out the wrinkles and see how their customers react to the menu and how their employees get food from kitchen to table.

  • Get a photo with Santa, donate to local charities

    Want a photo with Santa? It’s not too late.

    Henry County High School teacher Phil Allen, a photographer for ten years, wanted to do something for local kids during the holiday season.

    A friend suggested using his skills for charity. On Dec. 15, Allen will be taking photos of local children with St. Nick in exchange for new toys for less fortunate kids.

  • Eminence McDonalds shares during season of giving

    Kim Jamison takes her position as general manager at the Eminence McDonalds very seriously.

    Promoted in May, Jamison has been with the McDonald’s company for 18 years. She started when she was just 15 years old as a crew member and worked her way up to department head and is now in the top spot at the busy location.

    “It makes me feel really good,” Jamison said about her promotion. “I take a lot of pride in what I do. Everyone gets the best service, and (the restaurant) is clean and family-oriented.”