Local News

  • He could fix Anything

    Staff writer/photographer

    George Armstrong Sr., was known in Henry County as the man who could fix anything.

    Born March 9, 1907, the mechanically inclined Armstrong attended the King Street School in Eminence. The all black school housed elementary school through tenth-grade students.

    As a young man he apprenticed under Paul Land at an Eminence repair shop and worked with Land several years.

    By 1939, though, he was determined to go out on his own and opened Armstrong’s Garage and Repair on King Street.

  • Woman’s club changes scholarship guidelines

    The Campbellsburg Woman’s Club has changed the guidelines and opened its two scholarships (Mildred B. Scott and Kathryn Dunaway) to all graduating seniors in Henry County.

    Packets have been supplied to Eminence Independent as well as Henry County High Schools.  Home-schooled students also are eligible to apply. School counselors will make information available to interested students.

    Home-schooled seniors should contact Mrs. Pepper McKee at (502) 947-5509.

  • Tuesday morning snow brings ‘Every bit of 6 inches’

    While county roadways were mostly clear of drivers Tuesday morning, snow plow and salt crews were out in force — including Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent.

    Working one of the county’s salt trucks, affectionately nicknamed the ‘salt shaker,’ Brent said the county already had received “every bit of the six inches” forecast.

    By midmorning, the snow was falling so hard and fast that roads that already had been plowed didn’t look it.

  • Coleston attends AMTC

    Jenna Colston, seventh grader at Eminence Middle School, was selected to attend a life-changing event in Orlando, Florida called AMTC (Actors, Models and Talent for Christ). The convention was held at the Gaylord Palms Resort January 5 through January 11. AMTC promotes education and excellence for aspiring models and actors of all ages.

  • Got snow photos?

    Did you build a really cool snow man (or snow creature)? Did you have an epic snowball fight? Or do you have photos from Tuesday's snow that you think are fantastic?

    Send us your photos, and we'll put them on the Web site in a slide show, and some could be published in the Feb. 17, 2010, issue of the Local!


    E-mail your photos to editor@hclocal.com!

  • Free tax prep at TCCAA

    Free tax preparation will be offered to anyone over the age of 60, regardless of income level, at the Tri-County Community Action Agency Senior Life Enrichment Center at the Henry County Park, New Castle from 9 a.m. until noon, Tuesday, Feb. 16.

    People of any age with incomes less than $49,000 per year also may participate.

    For more information, call coordinator Margaret Mullins at (502) 845-7808.

  • Chamber to give awards at March meeting
  • Public Records for the week of December 2, 2009


    Eusebio Zaval Perez, 68, Eminence, and Ruth Ann McCoy, 62, Eminence.

    Beau David Joseph Maria, 25, Eminence, and Nicole Renee Martin, 24, Eminence.

    Noberto Rolando Cravens, 45, Turners Station, and Rhonda Lee Cravens, 44, Turners Station.

    Gail Everett Middleton, 61, Mt. Washington, and Denzell Ellis, 72, Campbellsburg.

    Damon Turner, 31, New Castle, and Jennifer Turner, 27, Shelbyville.

    Maurice D. Payton, 62, Frankfort, and Mary M. Metts-Payton, 64, Eminence.

  • CASA training will be in March

    The 2009/2010 Henry County Fiscal Court budget appropriated $1,000 to the CASA Program for Henry County.  Court Appointed Special Advocates is a primarily volunteer organization that advocates for children of abuse and neglect in Family Court.  The CASA program is in dire need of volunteers to advocate for those children of Henry County.  The next training is in March.  Please call as soon as possible for more information at, 502-225-4424 or you may also go to www. casariverregion.org.


  • HCPL wooing library lovers

    Staff writer/photographer

    Library lovers can demonstrate their affection this month by writing their sentiments on pink paper hearts at the Henry County Public Library.

    “They can write why they love the library,” director Joe Schweiss said, “then we’ll decorate the walls with the hearts.”

    Schweiss said the library belongs to the people of Henry County now more than ever.