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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Hutcherson-Alberts

    Greg and Beverly Hutcherson of Pleasureville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Lindsey Mae Hutcherson to Alec Christopher Alberts, son of Earl and Marilyn Alberts of Hopkinsville.

    The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Henry County High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Louisville pursuing a master's degree in diatetics. She resides and works in Louisville.

  • Banta-Benham

    Cameron Banta and Nicole Benham of Bethlehem announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Anderson County High School and is employed with Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort.

    The groom-elect is a 2006 graduate of Henry County High School and also is employed with Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort.

    The wedding will take place in Gatlinburg, Tenn.,  at the end of June 2012.

  • Gentlemen, start your engines

    Students in Lyndsey Davie’s small-power class at Henry County High school recently received a gift of 10 brand-new engines from Briggs & Stratton.

    During the class, Davie said, the students learn about safety, tools, engine principles, carburetion, pistons, ignition systems, engine performance, and careers and entrepreneurship, spending equal time in the classroom and in the shop.

  • USDA announces CRP signup

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program general signup, which begins March 12 and ends April 6.

    CRP is a voluntary program available to agricultural producers to help them use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits. In return, USDA provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance.

  • Protecting yourself from scam artists

    While we were lucky this time, many Kentuckians have lost a lot as a result of the March 2 tornadoes. As those hit the hardest begin to piece together their lives and rebuild, they should be on the lookout for those who may want to prey on their misfortune. Many times, after an area has been hit by a natural disaster, it will see an influx of scam artists and fly-by-night contractors, so take heed and keep these pointers in mind in case we are ever hit again.