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Today's News

  • Review: Highlander has good food, service and company

    Great food, good service and a warm atmosphere make the Highlander, a new restaurant in Eminence, worth a try.

    My husband Ron and I attended the “soft” opening on Friday evening. At a soft opening, a new business can iron out the wrinkles and see how their customers react to the menu and how their employees get food from kitchen to table.

  • The other Christmas story

    The Christmas story most of us learned in church is a combination of stories recorded in the Gospels according to Luke and Matthew. We take what they recorded, which occurred over several months, and neatly package it into one spectacular night.

    Mary and Joseph arrive in Bethlehem . . . Mary gives birth to Jesus . . . Angels sing to shepherds and shepherds come to the manger to see Jesus . . . From far, far away, three Magi (or kings) show up with expensive gifts for Jesus, only to disappear as quickly as they came.

  • Legislative update from Rep. Rick Rand

    One of our country’s great success stories over the past 50 years is the steep decline in deadly auto accidents. Highway fatalities that exceeded 50,000 a year in the early 1970s have since dropped below 40,000, even with significant growth in the number of drivers on the road.

     Kentucky has taken full advantage of this welcome trend. In fact, 2013’s total was the lowest we’ve seen in the commonwealth since the late 1940s.

  • Get a photo with Santa, donate to local charities

    Want a photo with Santa? It’s not too late.

    Henry County High School teacher Phil Allen, a photographer for ten years, wanted to do something for local kids during the holiday season.

    A friend suggested using his skills for charity. On Dec. 15, Allen will be taking photos of local children with St. Nick in exchange for new toys for less fortunate kids.

  • 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.

  • Lady Cats pick up two district wins

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Eminence Warriors Dec. 4 and defeated their district rivals, 47-37, after falling behind early.

    The Warriors got off to a strong start when Emilie Ethington hit a 3-pointer on their first possession of the game. The long-range bomb put Ethington over the 1,000-point mark for her career and brought a momentary halt to the game as she was presented a game ball to commemorate the occasion.

    After the stoppage, Ethington hit two free throws to make it 5-0 with 5:29 left in the opening period.