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Today's News

  • 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

  • McDonald indicted for att. murder

    General Manager

    A man accused of firing shots at a house in southeastern Henry County has been indicted.

    Chester T. McDonald Jr., 34, of Frankfort was indicted for one count of attempted murder and two counts of first degree wanton endangerment.

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

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 16, 2010

    Wednesday, June 16

    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.

    All former employees and retirees of Madison’s Reliance/Rockwell/Baldor are invited to attend a reunion to be held at The Pines Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. in Madison, Indiana. Call (812) 265-3117 or (812) 866-5601 by Friday, June 13 for reservations and details.

  • Please don’t sell me your old junk

    Many of us sometimes have a hard time throwing things out. Clearly, in the back of our minds lurks the fear that we may need those objects some day.

    Or we hang onto things for sentimental reasons knowing that even the most trivial of trinkets can elicit fond memories of a favorite person, place, or trip. A cheap souvenir from a trip taken years ago can unleash a torrent of vivid recollections.

  • Harvest Showcase is July 31

    Please mark your calendars for this year’s Harvest Showcase on July 31. The Showcase committee has a mix of new events and old favorites that should prove to make this 11th annual event one of our best ever. As always there will be a farmer’s breakfast held by the Chamber of Commerce starting at 7:30.  This will be followed by Lunch at the Farmer’s Market with locally grown beef, pork, vegetables and homemade cantaloupe ice cream on the menu.

  • Honoring Our Troops Year-round

    Memorial Day is a day of remembrance unlike any other.  To some, it marks the beginning of summer festivities.  However, for service members, veterans and the loved ones of the fallen, it recognizes the ultimate sacrifice brave men and women have made to protect our freedom.

  • TJ Cooper ends EHS career tied for 11th at state

    Eminence’s TJ Cooper capped off his high school athletic career with an 11th-place finish at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championship.

    Competing in the smaller Class A competition at the University of Louisville on Saturday morning, Cooper cleared 5-foot-8 in the high jump, knocked off the crossbar on three attempts at 5-10 and tied with five other jumpers for 11th in the state.

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

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  • Study could have big impact

    The three lines in the state’s 283-page budget may have taken up little space, but the study they authorized on Kentucky’s corrections system could have a big impact in the years ahead.

    My colleagues in the General Assembly and I set this in motion because it will give us a chance to work with the Pew Center on the States, an independent and highly reputable non-profit organization that has undertaken in-depth looks at various government programs across the nation.