Today's News

  • Paralyzed and praying: 21-year-old with lupus staying strong

    Savannah Mertz turned 21 years old in early May, but unlike many young women her age, she didn’t go out on the town with her best friends.

    Once an esteemed softball player, Mertz loved to workout and planned to return to college to play her favorite game, but those plans changed in December of last year when she can down with a mysterious illness.

  • Retiring teachers make plans for life after teaching
  • Eminence seniors earn $800k in scholarship funding
  • Henry County woman, 72, dies in Shelby County wreck

    By Ashley Sutter


    Just hours into Sunday morning, the Shelby County Fire Department responded to a possible injury accident with a vehicle fire around the 3200 block of Eminence Pike.

    When they arrived on scene, they discovered a fully involved vehicle fire.

    Engine 3331 extinguished the fire to find the driver, 72-year-old Jerry Acox of Henry County, deceased inside the vehicle.

  • Local buzz - July 11, 2018

    Public Service Announcement
    Effective July 1, 2018, all meetings held at the Henry County Courthouse located at 30 North Main Street, New Castle, will be moved to the Henry County Fair Grounds, 4H building, located at 1106 Castle Hwy, Eminence. These meetings include but are not limited to: Henry County Fiscal Court, Henry County Board of Adjustments and Henry County Planning and Zoning.

    Church Activities
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Public records - July 11, 2018

    Paul C. Rankin — arrested June 15 for a probation violation
    Donald I. Moore — arrested June 18 for failure to appear
    Harold R. Cox — arrested June 20 for failure to appear and failure to pay
    Jennifer Benham — arrested June 23 for failure to appear
    Steven Kopecki — arrested June 25 for failure to appear
    Bridgette Breeding — arrested June 25 for possession of a controlled substance, meth, first; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; and possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, third

  • Retired pastor is constantly surprised by life

    By Michael R. Duncan
    Pastor Emeritus

    Life keeps surprising me. It started early. When I was in the second grade, I sat behind Vinus “Bo” Kelly, who was a big boy. Our teacher regularly used the blackboard (a slate board on which she wrote with chalk). Because Bo was big, I had trouble seeing the board. When I asked to be moved to a different seat so that I could better see the board, the teacher thought I had a vision problem. She sent a note home to my parents telling them I needed to have my eyes checked. I was surprised. Bo was my problem, not my eyes.

  • Catching the Rabbit

    By John Logan Brent

    Henry County Judge-Executive

    Monday night Fiscal Court entered into an option agreement to sell land at the Henry County Commerce Park to Rabbit Hole Distilling for the purpose of building a barrel warehouse.

    This is a significant formal step toward Rabbit Hole making Henry County their home. Discussions about Rabbit Hole and distilleries have been the buzz in the county for the last month. It has been a long time since I have had so many calls from so many passionate people about a single subject.

  • We aren't the enemy

    Recently, a local business owner I’ve never met offered to buy my staff’s lunch last Friday to show support for their local newspaper after what happened in Annapolis. I was completely taken aback by her kind gesture. We can’t accept gifts or meals but the call alone meant the world to us.

  • Business owners fell in love first, created enterprise after

    A sign in Johnson & Co. Flooring says, “This is all because two people fell in love.”
    Owners Angela and Chad Johnson met when “we were both ready for a new start,” Angela Johnson said.
    The couple, born and raised in Eminence, married two years ago. “Chad’s parents taught me,” Angela said, at Eminence Independent Schools.
    Chad’s experience laying floors – 20 years working with other companies – and Angela’s eye for design combined to create Johnson & Co. Flooring, a family-owned local business.