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  • Head Six Miles South at the county fair Wednesday night

    Staff writer/photographer

    Changing a band’s name and personnel is a rock-and-roll tradition and one that has paid off for bandmates and longtime friends Jamie Tingle and Chad Heightchew of Pleasureville.

    When interviewed by The Local in 2008, they were trying out a blues and classic rock format in a band dubbed Bluesneck.

    But in 2009, the guys shed that skin and reformed as Six Miles South. The new band now has two new members and a tried-and-true sound all are comfortable with.


  • Capstone produce: ‘We just try to have fun’

    Staff writer/photographer

    Although Capstone Produce Market’s auctions cater mostly to commercial buyers, the Campbellsburg facility is open to all.

    One customer, farmer Mark Barrow of Sulphur said he used to be best known as a tobacco farmer, producing his own brand of homegrown Kentucky Black Gold cigars.

    Now he grows and sells heirloom tomatoes by the semi-full to restaurants and retail outlets in Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati.

  • Reaction to cruising is mixed

    General Manager

    After the dust settled, proponents and opponents of cruising in Eminence agreed on one thing — the June 4 event was huge.

    But even for some proponents, the event may have been a little too big.


    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Love’s labor at Gregory Farms

    Staff writer/photographer

    On an unreasonably scorching first day of summer, Barbara Gregory sat under the shade of a blue tarp positioned under an enormous sugar maple tree.

    Gregory administered cool water CPR to a potted flower wilting from the heat, but, even though the thermometer registered 91 degrees at 10 a.m., a cool breeze ruffled the pansy’s delicate flowers.

  • Fire claims 37 years of memories

    General Manager

    From the smoldering remains of a home on Franklinton-Point Pleasant Road volunteer fire fighters carried a scorched cedar chest.

    Denny Washburn, with the Pleasureville Fire Department walked over to the chest, and lifted the lid and smiled. The contents, though a bit damp, were mostly okay and intact.

    After removing some of the more intact contents from the house, it was a small ray of sunshine on a cloudy day marred by a fire that destroyed the home of 82-year-old Leona Knight Grigsby.


  • Chamber presents awards to residents, businesses

    In March, the Henry County Chamber of Commerce presented awards to a number of recipients in various areas. This program is an initiative on the part of the Chamber to recognize the fine people living in our county. It is hoped that this will be an annual event with nominations coming from the county.

    Citizen of the Year — Rev. Michael Duncan, pastor of Eminence Baptist Church

  • McDonald indicted for att. murder

    General Manager

    A man accused of firing shots at a house in southeastern Henry County has been indicted.

    Chester T. McDonald Jr., 34, of Frankfort was indicted for one count of attempted murder and two counts of first degree wanton endangerment.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Henry County Relay for Life events

    Henry County’s Relay For Life event is scheduled for Friday, June 25, beginning at 7 p.m. Please visit www.relayforlife.org/henryky for more information about the event and the upcoming fundraisers going on in the community.

    Father’s Day Raffles

    United Citizens Bank, New Castle United Methodist Church Team and Baptist Hospital Northeast Team are doing Father’s Day Raffles.

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  • Group offers ‘scholarship’ for Safe Return program

    Staff writer/photographer

    Easter Sunday 2009 had a happy ending for an 87-year-old Northern Kentucky man suffering from dementia thanks to the actions of Eminence couple Jon and Tracey Park and Officer Rodney Hawkins of the Eminence Police Department.

    But, it could have ended badly for Don W. Taylor and his family.

    He was reported missing when he didn’t return to his Florence home after attending Easter morning church services. He evidently lost his way, and ended up at Dairy Queen in Eminence several hours later.

  • Building ‘the last biggest one’

    Staff writer/photographer

    Former pilot and ex-Marine Don Seligman’s hobby takes up a lot of room.

    His Campbellsburg garage is literally packed to the rafters with built-to-scale military airplanes.

    Some are arranged on long tables appearing ready to taxi down a runway while others are suspended by wires from the ceiling.