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  • Fremd Mansion had cursed history

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    Editor’s note: This isthe first installment of a series of local lore and haunted history.

  • Conservation honors Stivers farm

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    The annual Henry County Conservation District’s Board of Directors Awards night honored the preservation of Henry County’s farmland, resources and rural lore.

  • New Castle’s got milk

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    New Castle Elementary students armed with enthusiasm and milk mustaches learned about the benefits of milk and the dairy farmers who produce it.

    On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the school celebrated and hosted the 14th anniversary World School Milk Day. Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, school and local government officials attended the event, which included a meet-and-greet with a couple local dairy farmer Curtis Coombs’s Holsteins.

  • Byron Crawford on hand for Hammer Smith’s award

    The Patrick Henry Award evening was full of rib jabs, jollies and a few affectionate jeers.

    Hammer Smith will join six other recipients of the Patrick Henry Award presented by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Eminence Rotary Club and the Henry County Historical Society.

    Wendell Berry, John Berry Jr., John W. Smith Jr., Claude A. Berry Jr., Martha Tarry Simpson have received the award. Carl L. Rucker presented Smith with the award after a bit of rib jabbing by regional storyteller, former journalist and radio personality Byron Crawford.

  • A history mashed and soured by prohibition

    The facts about the beginnings and end of the Eminence Distillery Company have faded just as the yeasted scent of roasting sour mash whiskey which once permeated the city’s air. 

    According to a 1902 Henry County Local article, The Eminence Distillery Company — once known as the Fible and Crabb Distilling Company — was supposedly built in 1875 and owned by the Renz family. Charles Bright managed the distillery and a Sanford Insurance map dating from 1908 lists Newman Clock as the watchman.

  • S. Walker enters plea

    Sabrina Walker has entered a plea deal in a 2012 case involving a meth lab in her family’s home.

    Walker pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday, Sept. 13 and was released from monitored conditional release. Charges for manufacturing meth, three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, unlawful possession of a meth precursor and unlawful distribution of a meth precursor were dismissed as part of her plea.

  • Past towns swallowed by history

    The method of transportation for goods, services and the general population shaped the birth of towns, cities and county regions.

    The Kentucky River, horse and buggy, the railways, and the interstate have contributed to a town’s prosperity and its disappearance. Larger towns with different names have absorbed micro-communities that once flourished with their own history and landmarks of commerce whether it be a general store, a blacksmith shop or just a riverboat’s stop on its way to or from Frankfort. Henry County has several of these type of towns.

  • Henry County Help Center will open in November

    Joe Durbin’s father told him if he could help someone and didn’t it was immoral.

    After 22 years in the Navy as a hospital administrator and staying actively involved in community service, Durbin decided he wanted to do something for Henry County residents.

    With the support of New Castle United Methodist Church, Durbin will open the Henry County Help Center at the Eminence United Methodist Church in November.

  • Celtic Fest

     

    The Central Kentucky Celtic Festival and Highland Games started with a commanding opening ceremony performed by multiple pipe and drum bands from Louisville and as far away as Illinois.

    Aside from pipe and drum competitions, attendees watched the heavy athletic competition involving the caber toss and hammer throws or the open archery contest.

    Children attending the festival enjoyed visiting the Faewood Fairie Grove and were entertained by Oakley the Fairie and the Faewood Faemily fairies.

  • Take 5 with Sue Frazier

    Basic bio

    Henry County Native

    20+ years at Campbellsburg Elementary

    2 sons Josh and Owen

    Why did you come to Campbellsburg Elementary to work?