Today's News

  • Births

    Travis and Bridget Preston of La Grange announce the birth of their son, Peyton Dale Preston, born March 16, 2011, at Baptist Northeast Hospital in La Grange. He weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long.

    Grandparents are Wayne and Paula Edens and Carl and Sissy Preston.

  • Births

    April Spinks and Jeff Wheeler, both of New Castle, announce the birth of their son, Ryan Eugene Bentley Wheeler born Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Baptist Northeast Hospital in La Grange. He weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long.

    Grandparents are Dale and Jackie Spinks, Lawrenceburg; Patty Wheeler, New Castle; and Richard Hart, Eldorado, Ark.

    Great-grandmother is Mary (Nanny) Spinks, Shelby County.

  • Engagement: Nolin-Turner

    Judy and David Nolin of Pleasureville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer L. Nolin to Charles E. Turner Jr., son of Charles and Marchetia Turner of Eminence and Sandy and Danny Krieger, McDaniels.

    The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Henry County High School and 2005 graduate of EKU. She is currently employed at OVEC Eminence Head Start.

    The groom-elect is a 1999 graduate of Eminence Independent School. He is currently employed at Cook’s Pharmacy in Eminence.

  • Engagement

    Eunice Metcalfe and Paul Woodcox announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katheryn Renee Woodcox to Darin Christopher Ison, son of Sharon Daughtery and Frank Ison.

    The wedding will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2011, at Henry Christian Church. A reception will immediately follow at the Cropper Firehouse. All friends and family are invited to attend.

  • Budget in the red

    “After eight years in the black, this year, it won’t happen.”

    That was the stern dose of reality Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent delivered to the Henry County Fiscal Court as it gathered April 28 for the first reading of the 2011-2012 budget.

  • They’re about Tractor Day

    According to the 2011 FFA shirts, the Henry County High School FFA is about Tractor Day, muddy trucks and the FFA. And on Thursday, May 5, they showed what they were about in greens, reds and yellows across new and old makes and models of tractors.

    Delayed by a couple of days, the students had crystal clear weather as they made the annual tractor parade from 4 Seasons BP to the parking lot of Henry County High School, where their fellow students waited to cheer them on.

  • Putting the Capstone in food banks

    The goal to provide better nutrition for the most vulnerable segments of the population starts with fresh produce “from apples to zucchini.”

    So says Tamara Sandberg, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks.

    Capstone Produce Auction owner David Neville also has been looking for a way to help narrow that gap.

  • New Castle to offer free Music and Movie at the historic Locker building

    Two adults and two children squeeze into the family’s gas-saving compact car and head for an evening at the Louisville multiplex theaters nearest to Henry County.

    What will it cost?

    In dollars, roundtrip gas could run about $10 plus at least $32 for movie tickets. Then there’s the popcorn and drinks.  If the grown-ups split a large and the little ones each have their own small (they don’t share quietly) the concession stand collects about $18.

    That adds up to $60... not including sales tax.

  • Hughes, Metcalfe also named Governors Scholars

    Hayden Hughes
    Hayden Hughes is a Henry County High School junior who admits he can’t possibly keep track of all his activities both in and outside of school.

    It took him a few seconds to recall the subjects of two essays he wrote for his application to the Governor’s Scholars program this summer. “I try to get all that stressful stuff out of the way,” he said, “and then forget about it.”

    He and Casey Davis were chosen from this years crop of juniors for the prestigious five-week program.

  • Join the walk for kids in need

    Court Appointed Special Advocates of the River Region serving Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties is proud to announce the 1st CASA Walk: A Walk for Kids in Need. The CASA Walk is a family-friendly, three-mile event to support the CASA mission, which is to support and promote volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children. The walk will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at Seven Counties Services (2141 Spencer Court) in La Grange. Participants can pre-register by visiting www.casarr.org/walk. Event-day registration begins at 8:15 a.m.