Today's News

  • Home sweet home, the Grange has been in same family since 1840

    Staff writer/photographer

    When The Grange was built in 1840 things were different.

    The land grant for the 1,200 acre property was given to John Shelby Jenkins for his service as an officer in the War of 1812.

    The two-story brick house is in the federal/Greek revival style.

  • Keep our jailer, re-elect J.C. Suter

    I just want to say we don’t need a new jailer. J.C. has done an excellent job.

  • Starvin? Marvin might be able to help you

    Staff writer/photographer

    Starvin’ Marvin’s Country Kitchen at 11 Lake Jericho Road in Pendleton promises to live up to its name by serving authentic country dishes made from scratch with the freshest ingredients.

    Owners Marvin and Julie Whitehouse came upon the location, which used to house Mom’s Restaurant, while visiting friends in the area.

  • Community Calendar for the week of October 13, 2010

    Wednesday, October 13

    The Henry County Middle School SBDM will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room.

    Thursday, October 14

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

  • Lack of rain hits pasture, tobacco hard

    General Manager

    As lawns turn a dismal shade of brownish green, homeowners are painfully aware of the lack of rain.

    Bare ground throughout the area is so parched, cracks spread endlessly. And there’s little rain in sight.

  • Thank you to unknown caller

    The family and friends of Jackie Payne would like to thank the unknown person who rendered aid to him by calling 911.  Jackie had a motorcycle accident on Mulberry Pike on 10/6/10 at approximately 8:30 p.m.  He was unconscious and lying off the roadway when this unidentified male called for medical assistance.  We need more people like this in the world who are willing to go above and beyond.

    The family and friends of Jackie Payne


  • Whatcha got cookin?

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Anyone delivering a book or video into the after-hours slot at Henry County Library last Friday evening may have wondered if the place was haunted by gourmet ghosts.

    The aromatic enticement of simmering garlic, sage and red onions had to be hard to ignore.

  • Stewart’s offers guns and collectibles

    Staff writer/photographer

    As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention.

    Such was the case when New Castle resident Tim Stewart found himself without a job in May, having been laid off after 23 years with CLC Air in Indiana.

  • Mark’s Barbershop now offering apparel

    General Manager

    Two-year-old Xavier Rutledge sat on a special perch in the barber’s chair, eyes transfixed on a television nearby.

    Focused on a cartoon, Rutledge didn’t seem to notice that barber Mark Blackburn was trimming the toddler’s locks. Not all barbers will cut children’s hair, Blackburn said, because children can be, well, squirmy.

  • TCCAA teddy bear sign ups to start

    The Henry County branch of the Tri-County Community Action Agency will begin accepting applications for this holiday season’s Teddy Bear Tree this weekend. Parents may apply for their children ages newborn to 13 to receive Christmas gifts of clothing and toys for families in financial need. Apply from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from Oct. 18 to 29 at Cook’s in Eminence. Teddy Bears may be adopted from Nov. 1 to 19. Wrapping paper, bows, etc. also are needed. Non-food items like toiletries are requested as well. Applicants must meet financial need guidelines.