Local News

  • Eminence McDonalds shares during season of giving

    Kim Jamison takes her position as general manager at the Eminence McDonalds very seriously.

    Promoted in May, Jamison has been with the McDonald’s company for 18 years. She started when she was just 15 years old as a crew member and worked her way up to department head and is now in the top spot at the busy location.

    “It makes me feel really good,” Jamison said about her promotion. “I take a lot of pride in what I do. Everyone gets the best service, and (the restaurant) is clean and family-oriented.”

  • New Cut Road project to be discussed at Fiscal Court

    A notice of intention to discontinue a portion of a rural road has upset many citizens who live and travel on Highway 202.

    Kenny Tindle, Henry County Road Supervisor, sent a notice of intention to discontinue a portion of New Cut Road near Drennon to the Local last week. The notice proposed that the portion of the road begining at 3469 New Cut Road, on the Highway 202 side and a half a mile west toward Highway 193, would be discontinued.

  • Beatty adds Christmas spirit around world

    Malissa Beatty is many things: an artist, mother, grandmother, cancer survivor and Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild president. All of these things are every day of the year.

    But since the late 90s, at Christmastime, folks decorate their homes with over 3,000 Santas made by the artist—so far. 

    “It surprised me how popular they were,” the Pendleton resident said, referring to her handmade Kris Kringle and the missus. 

  • Surprise gift from HGTV celebrity couple relieves dairy farming family

    Dairy farmers across the state were hit hard and still worry about the future after Dean Foods abruptly dropped contracts in April with milk producers across the country, including local dairy Jericho Acres. 

    The dairy, owned by Guy, Denis and Curtis Coombs, didn’t have the luxury to dream after losing most of their cows, but a $50,000 windfall from HGTV personalities Chip and Joanna Gaines dovetailed with the family’s plan to recreate Jericho Acres.

  • Woman, accused of shooting husband, in court again

    Tasha Bentley was in court on Thursday in Oldham County in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband Gary Bentley, 33, on Dec. 10, 2017.

    Judge Karen Conrad discussed Bentley’s murder and tampering with physical evidence charges with prosecuting attorney Joshua Clubb and Bentley’s attorney Steve Romines on Dec. 6.

  • Man charged with abusing a corpse arrested again on charges of stealing her Jeep

     A Campbellsburg man, evicted from the home of his dead girlfriend, was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing her Jeep.

    Kentucky State Police received a complaint that Patrick Hill, 57, stole a blue Jeep from 251 Melody Lane, the property of Loretta Rusatsky who died on Oct. 21. The property and vehicle now belong to her brother Gene Rusatsky, executor of the estate, who made the complaint.

  • Light Up Eminence warms community hearts
  • Movie filmed in Henry County to be screened Friday

    Submitted by Bree Heightchew

    Public Relations Liaison for "The Hepburn Girls"

    On Friday, Dec. 7, all those with pride in the heritage of Henry County are invited to come out and enjoy a showing of "The Hepburn Girls," a film written by Ashley Raymer-Brown, a former student of Eminence Independent Schools and current president of the award-winning community theatre, The Theatre Downstream.

  • Secret Santa baskets to be given to special senior citizens; donations still needed

    By Taylor RIley


    Seniors are sometimes the most overlooked group of needy persons during the holiday season.

    Isolated, older men and women find that they are lonely during the colder months but with donations from a charitable cause, they might not feel so forgotten.

  • Eminence Independent Schools EdHub recognized for design, functionality

    The Eminence Independent School EdHub designers, Studio Kremer Architects, won recognition at the 2018 Kentucky Society of the American Institute of Architects annual ceremony recently for the open, windowed space.

    Kremer won in the Community Impact Excellence in Architectural Design under $5 million category.

    Included in the citation for the EdHub project are landscape architect CARMAN, structural engineer Slesser Engineering, mechanical and electrical engineer Kerr-Greulich Engineers and construction manager EH Construction.