• Progress and Preservation
  • Thanks to optimists
  • We are going to miss you

     In the Oct. 3, 2012, Henry County Local Eminence Mayor Drane Stephens wrote an editorial stating:

    “It is very unusual for a city our size to only have one pharmacy. Consider Crestwood and Owenton. Both are smaller than Eminence and neither even have as much industry yet both support at least two pharmacies with Crestwood even supporting two large national chain stores. Competition does not kill businesses, it makes them stronger.”

  • Stop the mudslinging

    Dear Editor,

    I feel I need to respond to statements made by speakers at the Henry County Democrat Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner, as reported in the Henry County Local.

    Jerry Lundergan, father of Allison Lundergan Grimes, said “The Democratic Party of Kentucky has stood by and let the Republicans identify who we are.” No, y’all have done a pretty good job of that on your own. This summer’s Democratic National Convention showed everyone what the Democratic Party stands for.

  • Hello big chain, good-bye customer service

    Growth is good but at what cost?

    As of the up and coming 2014, Cook’s Pharmacy/True Value would have been in business for 50 years in our community. I can’t help but think how sad a family business that has had so much influence and been a part of many people’s lives in our community will be coming to an end.


    Did you realize that out of the 16 million Veterans who participated in WWII, there are only about 1.5 million still living. The U.S. is losing 800 to 1,000 WWII veterans every day, which means in five years most of the Greatest Generation will be gone.


    The Henry County Courthouse and Annex  will be closing at noon on Friday, March 29, 2013 in observance of Good Friday.
    Due to the Good Friday holiday, the Henry County Clerk’s Office will close at 11:30 a.m. Please do not wait until the last day to do your March renewals! The office will not open again until 8 a.m., Monday, April 1.

  • Do we embrace complacency or the future?

    Along with some of my fellow community members, I was grieved to hear that two more historic buildings were going to be demolished in order to create new businesses and jobs for Eminence. However, what saddens and perplexes me even more is that there have been many more that have fallen long before we arrived 17 years ago. Their memories remain in beautiful portraits that reside in City Hall.

  • Key bills make it to the Governor

    Although several major issues are still pending, the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work early last week, and for a “short” legislative session, there is already a fairly long list of key bills that have made it to Governor Beshear’s desk.

  • I just want my stairs back

    The stairs were removed from the inside wall of the KOI building on Main Street and laid out in the parking lot last week on their way to their new home in the new Browning’s building. I spent all one night cleaning off the loft we were going to use the steps on, only to find them gone. I have reported them to the police as stolen, however we have considered the possibility someone picked them up from outside the building thinking we were discarding them. If so, please bring them back. They are not yours. All will be forgiven!