Local News

  • Local man charged with sex abuse

    By Brad Bowman


    A Henry County man has been charged with two counts of sexual abuse with a minor under 12 years old.

    The Henry County Grand Jury indicted Kevin L. Crouch, 40, of Pendleton, with two counts of 1st degree sexual abuse, a class C felony.

    According to the grand jury indictment, the victim was less than 10 years old at the time the alleged abuse occurred

  • Woman gets 5 years after infant tested for heroin

    By Brad Bowman


    A Henry County woman gave birth to a baby born with traces of cocaine, heroin and marijuana in its system and will serve five years on probation violations.

    Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad ordered Tiffany Gibbs, 23, of Pleasureville, to serve five years on numerous probation violations per Commonwealth Attorney Barry Moore and probation and parole officer, Matt Hudson’ recommendations.

  • Henry County Black History: The Fisher Family

    By Brad Bowman


    One of the oldest African-American families in Henry County, the Fisher family, came to Eminence and started farming, but family values sowed a tradition of service.

  • Farm Bill gives and takes away

    By Brad Bowman


    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Vanceburg) celebrated with other Kentucky legislators the amendment for hemp production, which survived the passing of the Farm Bill in early February.

    The amendment is a small victory toward making hemp farming a reality in Kentucky.

  • Take 5 with Lily Anna Tillman

    Basic bio

    Eminence High School Junior

    Sec. of EIS Book Club

    Sec. of EIS Technological School Association

    Ariel in upcoming EIS production of “The Little Mermaid”

    outside school achievements

    A Minion of Mischief actress in the student guild at the Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival

    One of 10 selected for the WFPK and Whole Foods Market sponsored Power of Music Project.


    How did you get interested in writing and performing music?

  • Eminence Council reports progress

    By Brad Bowman


    McDonald’s franchise owner George Saliba gave an update to Eminence City Council members about the new McDonald’s, which broke ground Monday on Main Street in Eminence.

    The store will open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the week and 12 a.m. on Saturdays. Saliba said the store will hire a 55 to 60 person crew, which will include 10 managers. Some employees from the Pendleton store, Henry County residents, will move to the new location.

  • Quilt show: An artistic expression

    By Brad Bowman


    Donna Duncan travels around from schools to community events showing off quilts more like works of art than the traditional quilts your grandmother made.

    In the A New Box of Crayons Trunk Show, Duncan presents and displays 31 quilts inspired by the new box of crayons theme.

  • Couple acquitted

    By Brad Bowman


    A jury in Henry County District Court acquitted Bob and Ann Cook in a county ordinance case spanning five years with a possible 365 violations.

    Years of paperwork with motions for dismissal on both sides, complaints filed with the state over Henry County’s building and zoning permit process and numerous continuances have made for an exorbitant legal process.

  • Eastern Elementary String Program gets donations


    Bruce Scott wanted to level the playing field for students who want to pursue music.

    Scott, a retiree who plays cello in the Louisville Philharmonia Orchestra, took an instructional course on repairing violins. Last week, he donated two restored violins to Eastern Elementary Arts and Humanities teacher Amy Knight.

    Equipped with new rosin and a case, the refurbished violins look new and are ready to play a reel.

  • Bonus plan ordinance created for New Castle


    Employees in the city of New Castle have received bonuses in the past, but now there will be an ordinance in place to structure those year-end and anniversary bonuses.

    “It was okay that we had given bonuses. It wasn’t illegal,” said Mayor Denny Benham. “We just didn’t have an ordinance that addressed it.”