Today's News

  • 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.

  • Stop throwing away vegetables, can and freeze

    Yes, I know you are wanting to know why the Ag agent is talking about vegetable preservation, and I will let you know why.
    Don’t be like many gardeners I see and just throw away produce or let it rot.
    You have worked hard on your garden, so you should be able to reap the rewards of that garden.
    Like many gardeners, your garden is probably producing vegetables faster than you can eat them. Do not just give them away if you have too many.
    Think about preserving them by either freezing or canning.

  • Think about ways to keep cool this summer

    In the midst of summer, Kentucky’s extreme temperatures, high humidity and prolonged heat can make being outdoors uncomfortable and dangerous. During this time, it’s important for you to know the signs and symptoms and prevent heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps and the most serious heat-related illness, heat stroke (also known as sun stroke).

  • Summer of wonder and campfire teach cooperation and grit at eis

    EIS teachers invited select students to Summer of Wonder, a summer program June 18 - 31 to build confidence, leadership, cooperation and communication skills through fun activities. Campfire, for the younger kids, is an extension of EIS after-school care and cooperates with the public library to integrate problem-solving through S.T.E.A.M. activities.
    “We’re teaching old school. Some kids have never made a card by hand,” Campfire Director Joy Royalty said.