Today's News

  • Man charged with abuse of corpse evicted

    A Campbellsburg man who was arrested on charges of abusing a corpse and forgery after his girlfriend was found dead inside her home, is being forced from her home by her family, according to a court ruling this week.

    Patrick Hill, 57, was reportedly still living in the shed behind deceased Loretta M. Rusatsky’s property, although an eviction notice was issued on Nov. 20 by City Attorney William Brammell on behalf of Loretta’s brother and administrator of the estate Eugene Rusatsky, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

  • Eminence schools approves plan to build $5M gym

    Eminence Independent School Board members unanimously approved a $5 million building project at its regular meeting Nov. 20.

    EIS plans a new gym, adjacent to the current 80-year-old gym. On the wish list is a regulation high school gym, locker rooms, classroom space, concessions, offices and expanding the existing gym lobby.

  • 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.

  • New tourniquets awarded to Kentucky State Police

    Kentucky troopers, as all law enforcement, face the specter of danger every time officers respond to a call.

    When bullets fly or a fugitive rams a cruiser, seconds count.

    Troopers understand that a tourniquet on scene can save their own life and others before paramedics arrive.

    Routine calls, such as domestic abuse and traffic stops can escalate, and law enforcement officers never know when they are entering a volatile situation.

  • 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.

  • Sligo Baptist helps Kentucky State troopers send kids to camp

    Kids in dire straits may only dream of luxuries like summer camp.

    To give children in need the same opportunity to play and get away from home, just like their classmates, the Kentucky State Police created Trooper Island Camp over 50 years ago.

    The break from stressful family issues or economic hardship gives these kids an opportunity to attend camp they could not otherwise afford, Trooper Steven Dykes, public affairs officer at Post 5, said.

  • Dickens Christmas Festival strolls into the past
  • News briefs - Dec. 5, 2018

    Parham receives award

    Henry Countian Alicia (Ali) Parham recently received the Kentucky State Police Administrative Services Award. Parham is an Internal Policy Analyst III in the Strategic Planning Branch at the agency’s Kentucky headquarters in Frankfort. She is spearheading the Angel program, an initiative to stem the drug crisis throughout the commonwealth at all KSP posts. Parham is married to Eminence Police Department officer Phillip Parham.

    KSP safety checks

  • Local history: the Thomas Smith house

    By Corey Beatty

    Disclaimer: If you’ve started reading this article to hear the lurid tales of ghosts and murder often associated with this historic home, this won’t be the story you expected.

    At the request of the current owner of the Thomas Smith house, Tom Carpenter, I am going to focus on the deep, rich history of the home and how it came to be, which is a much deeper, more meaningful story than just a Halloween tale.

  • 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.