Today's News

  • Dog walk/run to benefit Henry County’s animal shelter

    Dozens of dogs and their people ran or walked a one-mile trek through Henry County Recreational Park in New Castle Saturday in an event hosted by Eminence Elementary students with the goal of benefiting the county’s animal shelter.
    Participants paid $5 to register and brought needed shelter items such as bedding, treats and cleaning supplies.
    Some came to vie for the first-place medal, others enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the park on a bright cloudless day while some brought their kids to watch the event. Smiles, barks and excitement filled the park.

  • Harrod helps kickoff Henry County Relay for Life

    Volunteers gathered Saturday at the Relay For Life kick-off benefiting cancer research held at the Henry County Fairground’s 4-H building.
    Relay chair Chesi Woods, flanked by her mother, Kim Jewell, husband Vincent and their kids, explained why research counts then introduced speaker, attorney and cancer survivor Virginia Lee “Jenny” Harrod.

  • Outreach effort for elderly receives funding

    Older adults are often burdened with a variety of health conditions, sometimes coupled with loneliness, anxiety and depression, according to a news release. A strategy to engage primary care practitioners in meeting behavioral health needs of older adults is at the heart of a new federal grant awarded to the University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging (ISHOA).

  • Eminence students join girls’ club to forge friendships

    Middle school is challenging enough without feeling alone, according to Eminence educators involved with the girls’ club. Teenagers tend to flock to like-minded people, which can make others feel isolated.
    Eminence Independent Schools recently revived its middle school girls’ club under sponsor Molly Dentinger, the homeless liaison, to reach disaffected girls. The group is inclusive, welcoming, safe and ready to help, she said.
    Although the club focuses on at-risk behavior, the organization is open to every middle school girl.

  • Caribbean sounds ring through this musical passion project

    Eminence Independent School students play steel drums as a passion project under the direction of teacher Maura Ware, at left. Participating students are Josie Fitzgerald, Claire Kirschman, Abigail Tingle, Cali Harley and Anthony Wayman. “I decided to do steel drums for a passion project because it is an instrument that is widely used in our culture that many students and families do not know about,” Ware said. “I have a passion for music and love that steel drums allows students to learn about an instrument played in the Caribbean.

  • Country Co-Op

    The owners of Pink Elephant Farm and Kitchen, Smithfield, and Valley Spirit Farm, Campbellsburg, joined forces recently to merge their CSA operations. Their shared philosophy of healthy, chemical-free, natural food for area families is gaining customers around Henry County.
    Community supported agriculture programs take the form of a flat-fee subscription service for customers who receive fresh produce, dairy and meat.

  • Junior Leadership creates county slogan

    All it took for Henry County to adopt a slogan was a brief presentation by the young people in Henry County Junior Leadership to fiscal court Feb. 20.

    As the eighth grade students from Henry County Middle School go through an abridged version of Leadership Henry County, they continue to make progress on their project, which involves extending a warm welcome to visitors.

  • Deputies search for missing Pendleton man

    Henry County Sheriff’s deputies continue to search for a 39-year-old Pendleton man who has been missing since Feb. 10, after a member of his family made a missing persons report Feb. 14.

    Brian Michael Scott’s family sought help after not hearing from him as usual through phone calls or posts on Facebook, according to Deputy Chase Dewitt.

  • Local Buzz Feb. 28, 2018

    Church Activities

    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room. Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Life Church will have Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange.

    Civic Organizations

  • Public Record Feb. 28, 2018

    KSP arrests
    Kristopher Satraitis, 40, La Grange — arrested Feb. 24 at Manor Drive by Trooper Middleton for possession of a controlled substance, first degree; and possession of drug paraphernalia
    Paula Bright, 45, Franklinton — arrested Feb. 24 at Franklinton Road by Trooper Phelps for burglary, second; criminal mischief; tampering with physical evidence; failure to not provide DOT address change

    HC Sheriff Arrests
    Jennifer Kistner – arrested, Feb. 20, by Deputy Perry, probation violation, Shelby; and out of state warrant, Ind.