Local News

  • Family reinvents Eminence restaurant

    In the heart of Eminence lies a jewel of the county — the multi-acre Kentucky Renaissance Fair. And its owners, the Frederick family, assisted by their daughter Holly Kinderman, will host a grand opening of a new venture—the Highlander Restaurant and Pub—Dec. 15 on the site of the old Scriber’s Station eatery and bar.

  • Kentucky State Police accepting donations for charity

    The Kentucky State Police will begin accepting donations for their ninth annual “Cram the Cruiser” holiday food drive on Nov. 21. Designed to provide non-perishable food items for families in need throughout the commonwealth, the campaign will continue through Dec.10.

  • Dollar General breaks ground in Pleasureville

    A new Dollar General broke ground recently for a newly planned store on Castle Highway in Pleasureville.

    The building will sit next to Limestone Bank (PBI) on Castle Highway. Mike Thompson will take the reins of the store as general manager when it opens, date still to be determined.

    The store will offer an expanded food section, to include produce, Thompson said.

    When the new Dollar General opens, it will rent from owner Susan Cox Development, located in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • A rose by any other name: Boutique to open soon

    Amber Adkins’ eight years of retail experience found the 29-year-old wanting to own her own store.

    As of Dec. 1, Adkins, a Henry County native, will open the Ellen Rose boutique, her 3-year-old daughter’s two middle names. The doors will open at 10 a.m. with fanfare —a ribbon cutting, McDonalds giveaways and 15 percent off coupons.

  • ‘Field of Dreams’ not just a movie; photography studio now open

    Mike Roberts loves sports so much that, after his Eminence Independent School (EIS) football coaching days ended after 14 years, he still looked for a way to stay involved with EIS teams.

    Although Roberts’ day job is at Steel Technologies in Eminence—he’s worked there 30 years—the shutterbug bit, and he began looking for ways to use photography, a hobby he picked up after he bought a single-lens reflex digital camera to chronicle his son’s senior year in 2016.

  • Eminence horsewoman wins world championships

    Amanda Knippenberg, of Eminence, has a lot to smile about.

    Not only did the horsewoman earn enough points to receive an invitation to the Adequan Level 2 Champion title at the 2018 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from Nov. 1 to Nov. 7, but won first place in the junior barrel racing class.

    Knippenberg rode 4-year-old filly Strawfly Perks Alive, out of mare Strawfly Special and stallion Perks Alive, to victory in the prestigious American Quarter Horse Association competition, Level 2 Barrel Racing. 

  • Legislative update from Rep. Rick Rand

    FRANKFORT – Earlier this fall, the University of Kentucky officially opened a new research facility designed to do one thing: Find new ways to defeat the diseases that take far too many of our loved ones.

  • One more weekend of ‘White Christmas’ at Theatre Downstream

    The opening weekend of the Irving Berlin musical, “White Christmas” has come and gone, but you still have a chance to watch The Theatre Downstream’s production this weekend.

    The essential story is the same as the movie, with new characters and new songs, according to co-director Ashley Raymer-Brown. She, along with co-director Kevin L Whitt, have brought the beloved holiday musical to life at the Henry County High School auditorium.

  • Kentucky Office of Highway Safety reminds Thanksgiving travelers to wear a seat belt – every trip, every time

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2018) – With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining in a national effort to send Thanksgiving travelers an important lifesaving reminder to buckle up – every trip, every time.

  • Group brings Pride in Henry County Arts, Music, Poetry and Prose

    Martha Tarry Simpson and Wayne Sparrow created a “dream child” after hearing friend Todd Campbell’s stories about growing up in Henry County.

    In 2009 Simpson decided their friend’s orations, mostly about Campbell’s grandmother, were too precious not to share with the community. 

    Simpson went on a mission to produce a show that featured not only Campbell and his work, but to showcase other artists, musicians and artisans.