Local News

  • Eminence still undecided about chickens

    A local 10-year-old will have to wait another month to learn if his desire to keep chickens will be allowed in Eminence.
    Reese Morgan submitted a request in May to ask Eminence City Council members to have three chickens for eggs. Reese is on the autism spectrum and said he would use the chickens as “therapy animals.”
    At the follow-up city council meeting last week, Mayor Drane Stephens said he was still “uncomfortable” making a first reading of the amendment to allow the animals at city residences.

  • McDonald’s in Eminence cracking down on security

    The Eminence Police Department is “actively working” to diminish concerns of loitering young adults in the McDonald’s parking lot in Eminence.
    George Saliba, owner of the McDonald’s restaurant in Eminence and 13 other locations, voiced his concerns at the Eminence City Council meeting last week about the loitering kids who have caused “trouble” outside his restaurant for weeks. He said three young adults, in particular, were the cause of the problems.

  • National childhood cancer act helps local child

    Eminence resident Johnna DeWitt has spent the past eight months helping her one-year-old daughter beat brain cancer. A national bill passed on May 22 might make it easier for her to do so.
    On June 5, President Donald Trump signed the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Act, a bipartisan bill that will advance research and treatments for pediatric cancer. The bill received unanimous approval in the U.S. Senate on March 22 and passed by voice vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 22.

  • Can’t make it to Relay For Life? You can still honor your loved one

    If you’re unable to make it to The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Henry County on June 23, you can still honor your loved one.
    Luminaria bags and a Lantern of Love can be purchased before the ceremony to remember the passing of a family member or friend of cancer.
    During Relay For Life, participants will share in a Luminaria Ceremony to remember those individuals who have been affected by cancer.

  • KBA honors Ben Coomes at annual convention in Lexington
  • Eminence Police warn local banks after failed robbery Monday

    The Eminence Police Department responded to a failed robbery attempt at Limestone Bank around 11 a.m. Monday.

    The two clerks inside told police that a male, approximately 6 feet tall, thin and wearing all black, approached the bank’s locked front door and shook it violently for three to five seconds before fleeing. The suspect was carrying a bag and did not appear to be armed.

    Other details about the suspect’s appearance are currently unknown, Eminence Police officer Mike Wells said.

  • Henry County man killed in wreck Friday

    This story was written by the Owenton News Herald.

    A Henry County man is dead following what the Owen County Sheriff’s Office is calling a “tragic accident” near Gratz.

    Emergency personnel responded to dispatch near the 8200 block of Gratz Road, at 3:46 p.m., Friday, after the brakes failed on a truck hauling 7 tons of fertilizer, according to Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich.

  • Henry County residents involved in fatal Shelbyville crash, KSP investigating

    Two Henry County residents were involved in a multi-vehicle crash Saturday that left two people dead and several injured in Shelbyville.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Bernie Napier said they received the call around 7:18 p.m. Saturday regarding a collision in the northbound lanes of Freedom’s Way in Shelbyville.

  • 5-year-old discussed in murder case

    A Henry County woman who is accused of being involved in the fatal shooting of her husband was in Oldham County Circuit Court last week to discuss the status of her 5-year-old son.
    Tasha Bentley is being held in jail in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband Gary Bentley, 33, Dec. 10, and prosecutors note in court papers she could face the death penalty.
    The Commonwealth asked for Circuit Court Judge Karen A. Conrad to sign an order on Thursday releasing records from Centerstone Mental Health Services where Tasha Bentley’s son has been in therapy.

  • Amendment says ‘yes’ to distilleries in county

    After a second reading at Henry County Fiscal Court of an ordinance that allows distilleries into the county under certain conditions, local cities are now adopting the amendment.
    The cities of New Castle and Pleasureville both approved the amendment on June 4, which requires distilleries to store bourbon on tracts of at least 50 acres and include one tasting room, warehouse, rack house and craft distillery. An additional warehouse or rackhouse may be approved for each 50 neighboring acres.