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Today's News

  • Local Buzz for the week of March 28

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Church Services

    Eminence Christian Church will have its annual community wide Easter Egg hunt at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1, for ages 6 months to 12 years old at Eminence Christian Church.  Light meal served afterwards.

    Point Pleasant Christian Church will host Good Friday services at noon on April 6, with a potluck meal following.

  • Returning to the place of my dreams

    When I was young, I felt like a captive locomotive. Time didn’t move fast enough for me. I couldn’t satiate my young appetite for the world that waited beyond my rural landscape. Part of my childhood was spent here in Henry County.

    My father and my two sisters lived in Lockport. We had chickens, two turkeys — Tom and Jezebel — and enough farmland for my stepbrother and I to have the idyllic adventures typical of rural America boys. We didn’t have running water or cable television, but we didn’t need them.

  • HCHS wins one, loses one in 1st week

    It was a mixed bag for the Henry County Wildcats opening week. In three games last week, they lost one, won one, and a tie that was suspended due to darkness.

    The Cats opened the week with a come-from-behind win, thanks in part to strong play from Seth Williams.

  • Proposed merger includes Farmers Deposit Bank

    Farmers Deposit Bank of Eminence may be merging with Citizens Deposit Bank of Vanceburg, Ky.

    The Vanceburg bank has filed an application with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for consent to merge with Farmers and with Ohio River Bank, based in Ironton, Ohio.

    Neither FDB President Carroll Yates nor Michael Mineer, chief executive officer of Citizens Deposit, were available for comment on the merger on Tuesday.

  • Projects progress in Campbellsburg

    The City of Campbellsburg is one step closer to getting new sidewalks installed on Cardinal Drive and College Court.

    The City Council voted 4-0 on Monday, March 19, to hire the Heritage Engineering Firm of Jeffersonville, Ind., to do the work. Council members Shelley Noe and John Suter were not present at the meeting.

  • New faces coming to the Local

    Staffing changes at The Henry County Local mean some new faces joining the 155-year-old community newspaper, and in one case a new title.

    Jonna Spelbring Priester was promoted in January to publisher of The Henry County Local after five years as editor and general manager.

    Priester joined the Local in 2007 after working nearly five years at McLean County News, including a year and a half as managing editor. She maintains that her title is all that has changed — her duties and responsibilities remain the same as when she was general manager.

  • HCHS FBLA wins big

    On March 13, Henry County High School’s Future Business Leaders of America competed against 20 schools in their Regional competition at JCC Southwest in Louisville. 

    Sixty Henry County students competed in various business related events, with 37 students placing in their perspective event. These students are eligible to compete in the FBLA State completion on April 23.

  • Peyton Dale Preston

    Peyton Dale Preston celebrated his first birthday with a party at his grandparents' house on Saturday, March 17, 2012.

    Peyton was born on Friday, March 16, 2011.

    Parents are Travis and Bridgette Preston of Pendleton.

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

  • Rylee Daniel Elmore

    Amy Banta and Joey Elmore announce the birth of their son, Rylee Daniel Elmore born Feb. 3, 2012, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19¼ inches long.

    Grandparents are Mary Roberts of Bethlehem; Joyce and Melvin Patterson, Harrisonville; and Joseph Elmore, Louisville.

  • Hailey Nicole Banta

    Cameron Banta and Nichole Benham of Bethlehem announce the birth of their daughter Hailey Nicole Banta, born Feb. 21, 2012, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 4½ ounces, and was 20½ inches long.

    Grandparents are Amy Banta of Bethlehem and Sondra Goodlett and Lawrenceburg.

    Great-grandparents are Mary Roberts, Bethlehem, and Robert and Trish Banta, Pleasureville.