Local News

  • Questions continue over CFD

    General Manager

    “I believe we’ve got a deadline... July 2 that it should be completed.”

    Those were the words Campbellsburg Mayor Jan Fletcher had for his council last week in what initially was a brief update on the project to rebuild the city’s fire department.

    But members of the fire department wanted to know what would happen if that deadline wasn’t met.


  • In the spirit of friendliness

    General Manager

    It was a main course of fried chicken, with a side of pure friendliness.

    On Tuesday, June 29, as employees of Kissel Entertainment — the company that provides the rides and games for the Henry County fair — prepared for the day ahead, members of the county’s Baptist churches assembled a lunch of fried chicken with plenty of sides.

  • Bernheim offers a slice of nature heaven, just an hour’s drive away

    Staff writer/photographer

    Residents who want a quick getaway have a plethora of options for day trips. Among those is Nelson County’s Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    The Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest was established by Isaac W. Bernheim in 1929. He was a German immigrant who became a successful whiskey distiller, establishing the I.W. Harper brand.

  • Burglary suspects take gun

    Staff writer/photographer

    A group of juveniles is believed to have stolen a handgun in a string of break-ins last week in Pleasureville.

    The Henry County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the people responsible for three business break-ins.

    Sheriff Danny Cravens said someone broke into Beasley’s Garage, Pleasureville Florist and Pleasureville Pool Hall, all on Thursday, July 1.

  • 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