Today's News

  • Flashback on flooding: 1997 and 1937 floods

    The recent heavy rains had some residents talking about the similarities to the flood of 1997, when about 12 inches of water fell, not over the course of a couple of weeks, but in a single day.

    From March 1 to 2, 1997, a foot of rain raised the level of the Kentucky River four feet in about two hours’ time in Lockport.

  • Two of EHS Governors Scholars are best friends

    EHS juniors Nikke Gamble and Cadence Payne are best friends, and self-proclaimed hallway royalty. But this summer, the BFFs will split up for five weeks.

    Both earned their way into the 2011 Governor’s Scholars program, but want to go to different schools, as did fellow junior Rachel Metcalfe.

    Payne wants to check out Louisville’s Bellarmine University because of its photography curriculum and urban vitality.

    Gamble leans more towards the rural splendor and the academia of Centre College in Danville.

  • HCHS Air Force JROTC Dines Out

  • Concerns raised about New Castle’s appearance

    While appearances may not be everything, New Castle commissioners discussed several ways to improve the looks of their city Monday night.

    Theresa Skinner of the United Citizens Bank brought concerns about the condition of downtown buildings, specifically the Odd Fellows Lodge. “The white building across from the bank needs a lot of work,” she said. “Birds get in and then can’t get out.”

  • Celebration Kids is May 14; includes male beauty pageant

    A family event that has become tradition in Henry County is the Celebration Kids Fundraiser for the Henry County CARE Team.

    The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

    Children will enjoy playing in the bouncy room and slide, interacting with animals in the petting zoo plus lots of old-fashioned games.

  • News Brief

    The 29th Annual New Castle Spring Fling will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 11. There will be arts and crafts, flea markets, exhibits and food booths.  Booths are still available.

    The Spring Fling parade will begin at Henry County High School. If you or your club, would like to have a float or be in the parade, please contact the Spring Fling committee.

    Live entertainment will be available throughout the day, and there’s still room for more bands, cloggers, linedancers, tumblers and more.

  • News Brief

    At 7 p.m., Friday, May 6, the Eminence High School Drama Club will perform “The High-Schooler’s Guide to the Galaxy” in the EHS gym.  Admission is $3 per person.  Approximately 30 EHS students are involved in the production, either as actors or stage crew.  Please come out and support their efforts!

  • Local Buzz for the week of 04/04/11

    Arts and crafts

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

    Chamber of commerce
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17.

  • They say we look alike...

    With Mother’s Day approaching we thought we’d ask the Local’s Facebook friends to send us their pictures of mother-daughter look alikes. Do you have a look alike photo?
                        Send it in to editor@hclocal.com!

  • Wildcats beat Oldham County, 8-4

    The Henry County Wildcats beat Oldham County, 7-8, on Friday night in what was the only baseball game for Henry last week due to the weather.

    The Wildcats entered this week at 7-8 overall and have 11 games remaining in the regular season before the 31st District tournament arrives later this month.

    Henry coach Austin Hunsaker could not be reached for comments about the Oldham game, and no stats were available by press time. The game was at Oldham and lasted eight innings.