Today's News

  • Public Record for the week of Jan. 30


    Everett Floyd, Sulphur, 57, and Carla Staggs, Carrollton, 50.

    Paul McAlister, Shelbyville, 56, and Penny Winters, Eminence, 51

    Dennis Tingle Jr., 36, Pendleton, and Erica Cooper, 33, Pendelton.


    Ramona Wilson, Shelbyville, and Edward Sweeney and Michele A. Sweeney, Eminence. Property in Henry County; $195,000.

  • Student of the Week for Jan. 30: Eminence Elementary School Jadah Redmon

    Jadah is a 3rd grader at Eminence Elementary.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Math because we get to do math facts on the computer.  We answer division, multiplication  mostly those two.

    What would you like to do when you grow up?

    A lawyer because you make good money.

    Do you have any pets?

    Five. Two birds, two fish and a cat.

    Birds: Zack and Jack , Fish: Mr. Blue and Alleycat. Cat: Bella.

    What kind of music do you like?

    Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.

  • Student of the week for Jan. 30: New Castle Elementary School Zachary Walker

    Zachary is a 1st grader at New Castle Elementary School.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Science, because animals have a lot of amazing features. I like the zebra the best because of their stripes. I can tell which ones match because they have different patterns that they go in where they’re from.

    What would you like to do when you grow up?

    A country singer and play the drums, because it’s fun when you are playing the drums you can be really fast.

    Do you have any pets?

  • Rotary Club donates dictionaries

    Photos submitted by Karen Shannon
    Eminence Rotary Club members recently handed out a dictionary to every Henry County third grader at Eastern, New Castle, Campbellsburg  and Eminence Elementary Schools. This is part of The Eminence Club’s Literacy Program and has become an annual project. Pictured are members and students at the schools.

  • Former HCPS students return home to inspire young students

    Submitted by Sandy Powell

    Henry County Public Schools

    What better way to learn about college than from a student who has been there and experienced it?

    With many recent Henry County High School graduates home for Christmas break, the elementary schools took advantage of the opportunity and asked these college students to speak to elementary classes about their college experience.

  • Rural roots inspire modern soundscapes


    Gerald Plain weds his childhood life in rural Kentucky with modern classical composition.

    The winner of several fellowship awards, Plain scores his small town autobiography in his compositions.

  • USPS cutting hours

    Henry County residents can expect reduced hours at their local post offices by March with a reduction of hours in other locations.

    The cost cutting strategy will save the postal service what it hopes is an estimated half billion dollars annually.

    The U.S. Postal Service made a two-year strategy for reducing its lost revenue and financial instability by reducing hours across the nation.

    The U.S. Postal Service examined post offices throughout the county based on customer usage and have already had town meetings about the reduction.

  • Eminence and bank ‘grew up together’

    In 1967, John Heady, chairman of the Farmer’s Deposit Bank, wrote in a 100th year anniversary booklet that the bank and Eminence had grown up together.

    The building, which still stands on land given as a gift in 1871 by the Moody Hotel owners, will be demolished by the end of February as part of a development and new growth for the CVS pharmacy in Eminence.

  • Local named among the state’s best mid-sized weeklies

    Friday night, the Henry County Local was named as one of the top mid-sized weeklies in the state by the Kentucky Press Association.

    During the organizations Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers 2012 contest, the Local won 15 individual awards. The combined awards earned the paper 2nd place General Excellence in the mid-sized weekly division.

    Individual awards were:

    Brad Bowman

    First place General News for his story titled Small Voices, about child sexual abuse.

    Second place Best Business/Agribusiness story.

  • Thousands of acres... all for you

    A hike in the outdoors can prove therapeutic even during the winter months when one needs to ward off the weariness of cabin fever.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources owns and manages about 2,629 acres along the Kentucky River in Henry and Owen Counties where residents can do precisely that.

    On Kentucky 561 outside of Orville near Gest, a tract of the wildlife management area open to the public offers a hiking trail with a pond and an open field where dove hunts and other department activities are free for the public.