Local News

  • Lack of rain hits pasture, tobacco hard

    General Manager

    As lawns turn a dismal shade of brownish green, homeowners are painfully aware of the lack of rain.

    Bare ground throughout the area is so parched, cracks spread endlessly. And there’s little rain in sight.

  • Whatcha got cookin?

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Anyone delivering a book or video into the after-hours slot at Henry County Library last Friday evening may have wondered if the place was haunted by gourmet ghosts.

    The aromatic enticement of simmering garlic, sage and red onions had to be hard to ignore.

  • Stewart’s offers guns and collectibles

    Staff writer/photographer

    As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention.

    Such was the case when New Castle resident Tim Stewart found himself without a job in May, having been laid off after 23 years with CLC Air in Indiana.

  • Mark’s Barbershop now offering apparel

    General Manager

    Two-year-old Xavier Rutledge sat on a special perch in the barber’s chair, eyes transfixed on a television nearby.

    Focused on a cartoon, Rutledge didn’t seem to notice that barber Mark Blackburn was trimming the toddler’s locks. Not all barbers will cut children’s hair, Blackburn said, because children can be, well, squirmy.

  • TCCAA teddy bear sign ups to start

    The Henry County branch of the Tri-County Community Action Agency will begin accepting applications for this holiday season’s Teddy Bear Tree this weekend. Parents may apply for their children ages newborn to 13 to receive Christmas gifts of clothing and toys for families in financial need. Apply from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from Oct. 18 to 29 at Cook’s in Eminence. Teddy Bears may be adopted from Nov. 1 to 19. Wrapping paper, bows, etc. also are needed. Non-food items like toiletries are requested as well. Applicants must meet financial need guidelines.

  • Public Records for the week of October 13, 2010


    Rebecca Danielle McCarthy, 20, La Grange, to Joshua Alan Louden, 21, La Grange.

    Megan Nicole Bryant, 23, Eminence, to Justin Castle Finch, 24, Shelbyville.

    Brittany Nicole Clifford, 24, Sulphur, to Aric Thomas Way, 31, Sulphur.


    Raymond R. Runion, 29, Eminence, and Miranda McClaskey, 29, Eminence

    Nicholas Scott Rosenberger, 25, Louisville, and Brittany L. Payton, 24, Turners Station.

  • Public Records for the week of August 18, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Austin T. Doane, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 8/6.

    George F. Crawford, receipt of stolen property over $500, arrested by Danny Stivers on 8/9.

    Richard W. Tugend, 8 counts of failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 8/9.

    George Morgan, 4th degree assault, arrested by Rick Nelson on 8/10.

    John E. Martin, DUI 1st, arrested by Keith Perry on 8/11.

    Tramaine L. Watson, failure to comply, arrested by Rick Nelson on 8/12.

  • JROTC cadets want your soles

    Staff writer/photographer

    Give them your old, your worn-out, your shoes you no longer yearn to wear.

    As part of its community service goals for the 2010-2011 school year, the Henry County High School JROTC unit will help others by collecting shoes for charity. Lt. Col. Mark Fassio said shoes collected during Homecoming Spirit Week will be recycled for EDGE Outreach’s Shoeman Water Projects in Haiti.


  • Liter’s seeks space

    Staff writer/photographer

    A conditional use permit application that would allow Liter’s Quarry in Lockport to complete the purchase of a 62-acre tract adjoining current operations has been tabled until Oct. 25 by the Henry County Board of Adjustments.

    Liter’s Vice-President of Operations Barry Hornback said the tract is needed to expand the mine’s underground area only. “We will not be adding buildings or structures,” he said.

  • 200 years strong

    Staff writer/photographer

    Just a couple miles east of Defoe is a small white church with a big history.

    Members and ministers past and present packed into Union Baptist Church last weekend to celebrate the church’s 200th anniversary.

    Memories threaded from person to person as people in the congregation stood to add a piece. “I remember that rock wall out front was always full of men,” one woman recalled.