Today's News

  • Brantley Jaxon Lee

    Amanda Lee announces the birth of her son, Brantley Jaxon Lee born May 5, 2013, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
    Grandparents are Rodney and Adrian Lee, Franklinton.
    Great-grandparents are Kathy Calvert, Cropper; and Annabell Knight, Lockport.

  • Bobbi Grace Perkinson

    Patrick and Susan Perkinson announce the birth of their daughter, Bobbi Grace Perkinson born Feb. 27, 2013, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
    Grandparents are Betty Smith, Columbia and the late Bobby Smith; Gary and Bonnie Perkinson, La Grange; and Pat Perkinson of New Castle.

  • Eastern Elementary School Students of the Month

    the Eastern Elementary April students of the month: Brianna Babish, Blake Clark, Noah Cecil, Savannah Drury, Haley Starks, Brianna Koenig,  Gracie Broughton, Madyson Simpson, Shelby Aldridge, Zachary Webster, Johnny Rivera and Paige Moore.

  • YoCo attends drinking prevention conference

    Several members of Youth Coalition traveled to a regional underage drinking prevention conference in Louisville last week to provide a presentation titled, “Empowering Youth to be Agents of Change.” Members that attended were, from left to right: Morgan Miller, Sophie Hughes, Ethan McCleskey, Rebecca Spreitzer, Shelby Abrams and Renee Toole.

  • Public Record for the week of May 22


    Kenneth Hamilton, , 35, Crestwood, and Louicindy Hamilton, 27, Sulphur.

    Robert Dixon Jr., 42, Pendleton, and Tammy Dixon, 51, Pendleton.

    Larry Sculley Sr., 63, Turners Station, and Phyllis Sculley, 51, Turners Station.

    Sean Mudd, 33, Simpsonville, and Cassandra Mudd, 31, Eminence.

    Property Transfers

  • ‘I gave him two $5s’

    A man broke into a New Castle home Thursday night, robbing the resident at gunpoint before fleeing on foot.

    Nancy Clark said by the time she heard the sound of her back door getting kicked in on La Grange Road in New Castle, the unidentified man was in front of her.

    “I was just sitting in my living room and heard this big bang,” Clark said. “By the time I heard he was right here in front of me.”

  • Comer takes hemp to the hill

    After a three-day blitz on Washington, D.C., this month, James Comer, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, felt assured industrial hemp had enough support for legalization.

    Jonathan Miller, member of the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission, former state treasurer and deputy political director for the Clinton/Gore 1992 presidential campaign, traveled with Comer and State Sen. Paul Hornback for nonpartisan talks.

  • A home of history and heart

    Diana Powell and Garry Baxter love family and country life.

    The couple’s recent renovation of Powell’s grandparent’s home led them not just on a journey of family history, but a discovery of historical significance for Henry County.

    Powell grew up in Woodford County and spent summers at her grandmother Pearl Duncan Powell’s house on Drennon Road. Her grandparents had bought the home in the 1920s and operated a dairy farm and grew tobacco.

  • Smith-Berry celebrating 11 years; introducing new wines

    Chuck Smith thinks there’s a wine for everyone.

    The Smith-Berry Winery’s multi-medal win earlier this year may have proven just that.

    Wineries throughout the United States put more than 5,500 entries of their best-bottled wines on the table for the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Smith said competition officials waived the winery’s entry fee just to have him, a winery from Kentucky, in the competition.

  • Outstanding Educator - Eminence Independent Schools: Kristan Lively

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce honored Kristan Lively as an outstanding educator for Eminence Independent Schools.

    Basic Bio

    Originally from Kentucky moved to Arizona and graduated from Joseph City High School.

    Attended Spalding University for a business undergraduate degree and masters in education.

    Currently working on leadership program at University of Cumberlands.


    What do you think led to you being chosen for Outstanding Educator?