Local News

  • Forum will focus on economic development

    As candidates for local office approached the November 2010 general election, one thing was clear: economic development was a hot topic.
    And at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, an Economic Development forum at the Henry County Tri-County Community Action Agency facility will attempt to bring clarity to what is already in place and present new options.

  • Born to be wild pigs

    At first, nobody believed Frank Corolla.

    “I saw one (while) bow hunting a few years ago, and everyone said ‘yeah, right.’ I thought it was just somebody’s pig that got loose,” he said. “I went over a hill, and never saw it again.”

    What Frank Corolla saw once four years ago, and what trail cameras confirmed last summer, was a wild pig in the woods of eastern Henry County. The pig likely was part of a wild or feral pig colony, the existence of which has been rumored for years.

  • Sparring with ‘The Greatest’

    In the 1950s, Donald Hill of Eminence had two options when he needed to get to the Columbia Boxing Gym in Louisville for training: either use his older brother’s 1950 Chevy to make the round trip to the legendary boxing gym, or hitchhike to Louisville and ride a Greyhound bus back to Lincoln Institute, where he went to high school.

    Either way, he was getting to that gym.

  • His work is a dream

    DJ Downey did not rush starry-eyed from Bethlehem to Hollywood with dreams of becoming a movie star.  Still he has wound up with his name on the credits of ten big studio movies since 2009.

    Downey is an Operations Systems Administrator for Dreamworks Animation SKG. When asked to describe that designation in “dummy” terms, he said it’s a lot of engineering.

    Downey is a 1995 graduate of Henry County High School who, admittedly, drifted a bit before finding his niche.

  • Stephens resigns jailer job

    Ronnie Stephens, who in November won a very hotly contested race for Henry County Jailer, has resigned his position just two months into his term.

    Stephens submitted his resignation to Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent last week, and it is effective Friday, Feb. 25. Brent notified members of the Fiscal Court in advance of last week’s regular meeting, and on Monday said that Deputy Jailer Billy Sanders would take over as Jailer upon Stephens’ departure.

  • Program to help bone density

    Bone density improved in women within a few months of doing Bones for Life® lessons, the program’s originator Ruthy Alon reported at the Aerospace Medical Association’s annual meeting. The women learned to do weight-bearing movements with an efficiently aligned spine.  “Bones for Life® improves posture, restores equilibrium, and enhances the pleasure of moving,” said Alon. “Your bones reliably sustain your weight, and movement becomes pleasurable, inspiring self confidence and biological optimism.”

  • Small steps to better health

    It may sound counter-intuitive, but it’s worth the drive to find someplace to walk in Henry County.

    Town and village dwellers have ready access to downtowns and/or neighborhoods with sidewalks, but if what you crave is countryside, you’ll have to get in the car.

    Both New Castle’s courthouse square and the downtown Eminence shopping are walker friendly, and the county’s two official trails are nearby.

  • Maybe Life’s too Easy

    by Peggy Tschauner Fit for Life

    Many people feel that life these days is pretty tough, but research and our health are proving that life is too easy. How can life be easy with the economy declining, scarcity of jobs, and overscheduled lives? The facts prove that Grandpa was right when he said, “you kids have it so easy.”

  • What is a Chamber of Commerce?

    We are delighted to be part of the business page in the Local, and this month we want to share some information as to what the Chamber does in Henry County.  The Chamber is a volunteer organization of the businesses, industries, churches, civic organizations and individuals whose main objectives are to promote and protect the economic well-being of the communities and to help build better communities.  The

  • Pleasureville man charged with 20 counts of rape

    A Pleasureville man remains behind bars after Kentucky State Police charged him with 20 counts of first degree rape.
    Daniel Shuck, 37, was arrested Sunday afternoon and entered a not guilty plea in Henry County District Court on Monday to all charges, which also include one count of fourth degree assault – domestic violence.
    He is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center and on Monday his bond was set at $250,000 cash, with a condition that he have no contact with the alleged victim.