Local News

  • Fiscal Court amends nepotism ordinance


    The Henry County Fiscal Court last week passed an amendment to the nepotism ordinance on second reading during a special meeting.

    When Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens made it known that his son would go through the process for a full-time position as a sheriff’s deputy, the issue of nepotism came up in the county’s personnel policy and the ethics ordinance.

  • Take 5 with Harry Mitchell

    Basic bio

    New Castle native

    Henry Central High School graduate.

     Music B.A. and teacher certification for language arts at Georgetown University

    Language arts and social studies teacher for two years in Georgetown City System at junior high and high school level. Language arts and later music teacher at Henry County High School for 33 years. Substituted for 10 years after retirement.

    Played organ at the Shelby County Horse show for 15 years.

  • Help Center continues to grow and expand

    By Brad Bowman


    The Henry County Help Center in the Eminence United Methodist church continues to grow with donations and volunteers.

    On Thursday, Nov. 21, volunteers Rose Bertelkamp and Ruth Rockwell checked lists for food allergies and food preferences as they filled boxes with meat, potatoes, bread and toiletry items for families to pick up. Diabetic concerns and the size of the family play into what volunteers put in boxes.

  • Cemetery fence removal causes tension



    The recent removal of a wrought iron fence from around Point Pleasant Cemetery has been a contentious issue for some families who have loved ones buried there.

    In the last two weeks, Stanley Clark, sexton, started taking down the more than 100-year-old fence surrounding the cemetery.

  • Fast & fashionable

    Melissa Blankenship

    Landmark News Service

    A food truck might fill you up, but a visit from Eminence resident Sandi West’s fashion truck will make you fabulous.

    West recently premiered Sandi’s Styles: Fashion Boutique on Wheels. The mobile boutique features clothing and accessories for all ages and sizes and nothing is priced more than $50.

    “Everybody wants to look nice, no matter what size they are or how much money they have to spend,” West said. “I wanted to have something for everybody.”

  • Cburg Council looks at fairness

    One week after another Henry County city declined to consider a fairness ordinance, the Campbellsburg City Council asked their city attorney to draft a similar ordinance.

    Campbellsburg resident Punkin Burk approached the council about the ordinance, pointing to Pleasureville, where a similar ordinance died for lack of a second on a motion to adopt.

  • Opera:The soundtrack of a life

    Troy Cook didn’t let his small town upbringing stop him from a life on the big stage.

    From Eminence High School chorus and church youth choir to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the love of music has given Cook the soundtrack of his life.

    Cook started humming and singing as a child. He would carry home a  tune taught in nursery school in his head where he would play it out by ear on the piano. He would perform the songs from Little Orphan Annie in front of his family’s fireplace.

  • Woman reports drunk, gets 10 years

    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad ordered a woman to serve 10 years after the woman reported  intoxicated at Oldham County Jail.

    Melinda Bayorek previously requested Judge Conrad to allow her to serve 30 days, due to a violation, in Oldham County instead of Carroll County jail. Conrad consented to her request, but Bayorek tested upon arrival with a blood alcohol level of .206.

  • UCB to open new location in Eminence

    United Citizens Bank will add an Eminence branch by 2014 in the building formerly occupied by Five Star gas station, and projects additional expansions.

    Doug Schlosnagle, CEO of United Citizens Bank and Trust, said the bank’s board will accept bids for the additional construction needed at the location, but at this time, doesn’t have an exact opening date.

  • Eminence Middle School students get writing lesson from Ky author

    Jennifer Montgomery wanted her eighth grade students to learn about writing.

    The Eminence language arts teacher invited Contemporary Young Adult Kentucky author Katie McGarry to help.

    On Friday, Nov. 15, McGarry shared her experiences with Montgomery’s Eminence Middle School students.