Local News

  • 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.”

  • Six More Weeks

    By Brad Bowman


    With another round of winter weather, Henry County and the surrounding region saw totals Monday ranging from 3-8 inches of snow accumulation. At the time of press, Henry County is expected to have another bout of rain, freezing rain and possible snow hit the area Tuesday night.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman for District 5, Andrea Clifford said rain negates most preparatory work crews can do.

  • EIS students work DreamBox

    By Brad Bowman


    Eminence Elementary students game their way into math proficiency with learning software and a little fun.

    Using the DreamBox math app on iPads, students create a character, an avatar, and navigate through a fictional landscape of fairies, pirates, dinosaurs and animal eye candy with individual math games tailored to their abilities. The games challenge each student’s grasp of mathematics, customized and measured individually, in order for them to take it to the next level of learning.

  • Baldwin arraigned in Pendleton woman's murder case


    Landmark News Service

    Robert Louis Baldwin III was arraigned in Trimble County Circuit Court on Thursday, Jan. 16, on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence. Baldwin is accused in the brutal killing of 24-year-old Angela Long, whose remains were discovered Nov. 27, in the mobile home residence of her father at 34 Kenlee Drive south of Bedford.

  • New Castle to purchase parking lot

    By Brad Bowman


    New Castle City Commission has entered an agreement to purchase the parking lot by Starvin’ Marvin’s Restaurant in New Castle for $50,000.

    In a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 22, the commission met and decided in a four to one vote to buy the property before anyone else did after it was put on the market. New Castle Mayor Dennis Benham thought the acquisition vital for New Castle’s future.