Today's News

  • Having tomato problems this summer?

    One of the greatest pleasures many gardeners have is their bounty of tomatoes. Right off the vine, under some cottage cheese, or sliced thick over a big juicy grilled hamburger, anyone who loves fresh tomatoes is in a bit of heaven right now. But tomatoes don’t always grow with no problems, and we’ve had a lot of tomato questions this year. Let’s take a few moments to discuss some of the problems, causes, and some solutions.

  • Mathis-Fisher

    April Raisor and Brandon and Adam Fisher would like to announce the engagement and up coming marriage of their parents, Bradley Lynn Fisher and Becky Mathis. The wedding will take place on Sept. 2, at Elk Creek Vineyards. Invitations will be sent.

  • Walker may be cleared

    John Walker may soon be cleared of charges in a family meth case.

    In 2012, a Henry County Grand Jury indicted Walker for unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, a class D felony.

    The indictment stemmed from a search of the family residence on Wolfpen Branch Road in May 2012. During that search, Kentucky State Trooper Mitch Hazelett found an active meth lab and materials for meth production in his parents’ Christina and Geremy Walker’s home.

  • McDonald’s building delayed

Eminence residents will have to wait for the arrival of McDonald’s until next year.

    Mayor Drane Stephens gave a progress report on numerous properties at the Eminence City Council meeting Monday, including CVS, the anticipated McDonald’s and the vacant KFC/Taco Bell property.

  • Take 5 with Ralph Fergueson

    Basic Bio

    From the four corners known as Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.

    Moved to Shelby County at 2 years old. Been in Kentucky for about 58 years.

    Graduated from SCHS in 1969. Former FFA and Odd Fellows member.

    Father bought land in Eminence in the early 1960s; lived in Shelby County 35-40 years near Simpsonville.

    What got you interested in farming?

  • My country doesn’t sound like pop music

     I latched onto music at the same time my interest in literature exploded.

    Everyone has their own taste in music and literature, and each genre serves an individual purpose. I relax listening to Chopin or Nick Drake and rock out to the Rolling Stones or the Black Keys. When it comes to country though, I don’t put on this terrible pop fluff that everyone calls new country. My attendance at the Froggy Field Party 5 confirmed that. 

  • Bardstown — More than just My Old Kentucky Home

    In this week’s one tank trip, I wanted show off some of the lesser known jewels of Bardstown and Nelson County.

    Bardstown’s usual suspects — My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Federal Hill, Heaven Hill Distillery and the Stephen Foster Story all merit a trip — but there are other attractions you don’t want to miss.

  • Another Doping Scandal?



    It seems that Major League Baseball is taking another image hit this summer. Alex Rodridguez and several high-profile players have received lengthy suspensions for using performance-enhancing drugs; and in Rodriguez’s case trying to cover it up. But maybe it is not MLB that is taking the hit to their image this time. Maybe the individual players will take the hit.

  • HCCC hosts Champions tourney

    Henry County Country Club hosted the KPGA Junior Tournament of Champions on July 31 and Aug. 1. The tournament consisted of several age divisions for boys and girls.

    Two local players, Alex Hadden and Isaac Klempner, competed in the 11-12 age division and acquitted themselves well.

    Klempner shot 43 on the first day and 40 on the second to finish the 18-hole tournament with an 83, good for sixth place.

  • Lady Cats host invitational

    The Henry County girls’ golf team got their season under way with two tournaments this week.

    Saturday, the Lady Cats played in the Shelby County Invitational and on Monday they hosted their own tournament.

    The young team shot 398 Monday with MacKenzie Peyton leading the way shooting a 2-under-par 69, which was good for second place.

    Only Maddie Hamilton, one of the top-ranked players in the state from last year’s state champion team Sacred Heart could better Peyton, and shot a 68.