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Today's News

  • 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.

     

  • Henry at top in Shelby fastpitch league

    Playing in the Shelby County 10-and-under girls’ fastpitch league, the two Henry County teams filled the top two spots in the regular season and faced off in the season-ending tournament to dominate league play.

  • The Mets and Red Sox win HCYBL tournaments

    For one team, it was a shocker. For the other, it was dominance.

    After the season-ending tournaments two weeks ago, the Mets won the Henry County Youth Baseball League Major League division and the Red Sox won the HCYBL Minor League division. The Mets 5-3 win over the favorites Yankees in the championship game was a shock to most, while the Red Sox 14-2 win over the Reds in the finals for the younger players showcased the dominance they showed all season.

     

  • Recipe for a Cure

    Butch Banta, New Castle Baptist Church Relay Team, said it right when he wrote: RECIPE FOR A CURE: Take one big caring community and; A group of dedicated medical professionals and scientists; With one healthy dose of charitable contributions; In one great common place; Mix together for 12 hours.; Take this mixture along with; All others from around the country and; You take ONE GIANT STEP; Toward a cure for one terrible disease.

     

  • 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.

  • Thanks for the memories

    I just wanted to comment on the touching story I “got” to read and enjoy about Ben Coomes and the return of his wife’s class ring from Eminence High School, circa 1962 — go Warriors (Class of 1986), loud and proud!

  • 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