Today's News

  • Karie Powell returns to East-West Series

    Making her second consecutive trip to the University of Kentucky alongside the best softball players in the state, Karie Powell represented Henry County High School in the 14th annual East-West All-Star Series on June 19-20.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 7, 2010

    Wednesday, July 7

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    Free Family Movie Matinee at the Henry County Library at 2 p.m. Snacks are provided. For more information call the library at (502) 845-5682.

    Thursday, July 8

  • 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.

  • Back in the loop

    Vacations sure are tons of fun — my trip to Clearwater during the last few weeks was no exception as I rate it near the top of all my vacations — but it sure is tough getting back in the groove. I apologize up front if my work is a reflection of this. The first few days back after an enjoyable vacation could be the toughest, especially with all that has happened that has made me feel a bit out of the loop.

  • Williams starts a track series

    In an attempt to help revive track and field in the area, Henry County High School head track coach Sedrick Williams will host the Henry County Summer Track Series starting next Tuesday night and lasting through August.

    The Summer Series includes eight straight weeks of Tuesday night meets, open to all ages. The final meet is scheduled for August 31.

  • Thanks for support of Spring Fling

    I would like to thank everyone who came out to the 28th Annual New Castle Spring Fling on Saturday, June 12.  The rain held off and it was a success!  

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

  • It’s time for residents to speak up

    For several months, members of the Campbellsburg Fire Department have attended the city’s commission meetings, voicing their concerns about the state of the reconstruction of the fire station that burned in March 2009.

    It’s clear that their attendance is no longer sufficient — residents need to demand accountability for completion of the fire station project.

  • 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.

  • Tough spot

    With Ray Graham making the decision to leave Henry County for Lexington Christian Academy, there’s no denying the fact that the football program is in a tough spot.

    Graham knows it, he said the LCA administrators know it, HCHS Athletics Director Todd Gilley knows it, and those left behind to put the pieces back together know it.

  • How will you spend your $1 today?

    In the age of dollar value menus, dollar stores and 99-cent sodas, we often forget the real value of one dollar.

    Too often, we associate it with something cheap; something that, to be quite honest, probably isn't worth a buck.

    What if that $1 represented the amount of personal energy you have to spend every day?

    Last week, my soul sister shared something she overheard at a Rotary meeting.

    It came up as we talked about the various things people spend their energy on, or, as we were discussing — waste their energy on.