Today's News

  • Luke Carter Baxter

    Raygan and Casey Baxter of Port Royal announce the birth of their son, Luke Carter Baxter, born May 23, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Billy and Connie Rearden, Bethlehem; Barry and Kathy Baxter, Lacie; David and Tabitha Perry, Owenton.

    Great-grandparents are Marrietta Catherine Owens, Lockport and the late Marvin Owens; Betty Baxter, Port Royal and the late Everett Baxter; Samuel Perry, LaGrange and the late Carrie Lee Perry.

  • Engagement: Parrish-Franklin

    Virgil and Mary Ann Parrish announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Parrish to Adam Franklin, son of Mark and Carren Franklin.

    The wedding will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 4 p.m. at Whitehall Historic Home and Gardens in Louisville. A reception will immediately follow.  All friends and family are invited to attend.

  • ‘Having a stroke isn’t the end of the world’

    On Nov. 8, 2010, Claude Salisbury was lying in bed, looking at his LED alarm clock. Suddenly, he said, his thought process just stopped.

    Salisbury sat up, leaned back and looked at his hand. He tried to will it to move, but it wouldn’t. In fact, he couldn’t feel his arm. He went to stand up and his legs failed him.

  • Everything old is new again in fitness

    Every woman knows that if she hangs onto some favorite item of clothing it will come into fashion again. For men it’s the width of the tie, the size of the jacket lapel, and the number of suit buttons that recycle again and again. Often there is about a 20-year turn around for styles in clothing, and the same holds true in other areas. When looking at current trends in fitness, one can see that many “old school” workouts are again popular. Just like fashion, the fabric may be updated, but the basic style is similar.

  • Getting ready to go back to school

    It’s hard to believe that the lazy days of summer are quickly coming to an end, and school bells are just around the corner.  You have probably already started buying new school clothes and school supplies.  An important thing to remember with each new school year is to make sure your child’s school entry or sports physical and vaccinations are up to date.  

  • Public Records for the week of July 27, 2011


    Courtney Nicole Rager, 23, Eminence, to Dallas Matthew McCutchen, 29, Eminence.

    Property Transfers

    Lisa Gaskins (FKA Lisa Douglas) and Charles Gaskins, Pendleton, to Kimberlee and Darrell E. Gray, Pendleton. Lot No. 3, Oakwood Park Subdivision; $155,000.

    Norberto Cravens, Smithfield, to Rhonda Combs, Louisville. Property in Henry County; Settlement agreement, fair market value is $10,000.

  • Enoch Welch to coach Wildcats

    Henry County High School athletic director Todd Gilley announced that Enoch Welch will take over the boys’ basketball program from Derek Springate, meeting with the players last Monday to be formally introduced to his new squad.

  • April 19, 1989: Wildcats walk past Warriors with narrow 8-7 victory

    Usually when the Eminence Warriors and the Henry County Wildcats meet on the diamond, the game features plenty of hitting and action. The first contest between the two rivals had plenty of action but the Wildcats took advantage of eight walks given up by the Warriors to take a narrow 8-7 victory.

  • Magisterial district lines to be redrawn

    According to the 2010 census, population in Henry County didn’t grow as much as it shifted from east to west.
    Growth in the county was very low, about 300. But the population shift was considerable.
    Because of that population shift, the county must redraw its magesterial district lines. The lines, while redrawn this year, would not take effect until 2013.

  • Holy Branch Gourds: A family affair

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    General Manager
    Holy Branch Gourds started, as so many things do, as a children’s project.
    Bonnie Lander already had a passing interest in painting gourds, but she turned that interest into a project for her children when they were young. But, as so often happens, as the children aged, they got interested in other things.
    The business formally began in 1983, and has grown from painted gourds to... just about anything.