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Today's News

  • Local artists will have their own stage at Field Party 3

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a four-part series previewing the Froggy Field Party, set for Sept. 10 at the Kentucky Renaissance Festival.

    By Brett Waford
    Special to the Local

    When the Froggy Field Party 3 pulls into Eminence Saturday, Sept. 10, it will have more artists than ever before.  Traditionally a one stage show, this year a second stage has been added to give local talent the chance to share their original music.

  • Students start a chain reaction

    During her brief life, Rachel Scott was devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of others.

    On April 20, 1999, Scott became the first victim of what was then the deadliest school shooting in America at Columbine High School in Colorado.

    After her death, Scott’s family picked up her goal of having a positive impact, and created Rachel’s Challenge.
    At Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools last week, students were presented with Scott’s story, and Rachel’s Challenge.

  • Fourth graders see wheat from field to table

    Thanks to Robbie and Katie Sue Yount, the fourth graders of Henry County had a unique experience this past Thursday.   For the second year the Younts have welcomed the youth to their farm to see how wheat is grown, cut, harvested, ground and made into bread.

  • National woes a chance to examine family budget

    Recent national and global economic news has been troubling, with significant long-term issues that contribute to financial uncertainty.

    While it’s important to remain aware of these issues, concern is better channeled into productive action on a more personal level, such as examining your family’s budget and making decisions that wisely use money.

    As the nation discusses a long-term spending plan, that conversation provides an important reminder to review household spending.

  • Youth Ag Day steps back in time

    Certainly one of the biggest events in Henry County over the past week was the Antique Farm Machinery Show at Robbie and Katie Sue Yount’s Farm near Bethlehem.  The Friday and Saturday event had plenty of steam engines, antique tractors, horses and farm machinery involved in numerous demonstrations.  A good crowd was on hand to enjoy the great hospitality and opportunity to step ‘back in time’ when farming had a different, maybe more important, connection to the community. 

  • Local Buzz for the week of August 31, 2011

    Arts & Crafts Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church services

    Pleasureville United Methodist Church will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the church. The cost is $6 which includes sausage, drink and all you can eat pancakes.

  • Public Record for the week of Aug. 31, 2011

    Property Transfers

    Randall and Annelies Roberts, Pleasureville; Kathleen Roberts, Frankfort; Dorislynn Leach, Lexington; Dale Roberts (AKA Willis D. Roberts) and Betty J. Roberts, Pleasureville, to Mark A. Roberts, Pleasureville. Property in Henry County; $100,000.

    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Carrollton, Texas, to Bree T. Fowler, Eminence. Property in Henry County; $77,000.

  • Birth - Landon Tyler Booher

    Jeremy and Lacie Booher announce the birth of their son, Landon Tyler Booher, born June 14, 2011, at Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Lawrence and Diane Rabourn and Dewayne and Leisa Booher, all of Pendleton.

    Great-grandparents are Darrell and Barbara Kemper; Bobby and Sarah Rabourn; Carol and Sam Booher and Bill and Judy Masters.

  • Engagement - Grigsby-Clark

    Laurie Beth Grigsby and William H. Clark Jr. (BJ) of Frankfort announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby and Doris Grigsby and Ricky and Ellen Rynes, all of Eminence.

    The groom-elect is the son of William H. Clark Sr, New Castle and Barbara Flack, Crestwood.

    The wedding will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Pleasureville Baptist Church.

  • More evidence we need the REINS Act

    Traveling through Kentucky’s Fourth District during the August district work period, I have had the chance to speak with a number of small business owners, local bankers, health care providers and farmers who are very concerned about the impact of new regulations on their businesses.  They want to know: what is being done to deal with the unaccountable onslaught of these job-crushing rules?