Today's News

  • Recipe for a Cure

    Butch Banta, New Castle Baptist Church Relay Team, said it right when he wrote: RECIPE FOR A CURE: Take one big caring community and; A group of dedicated medical professionals and scientists; With one healthy dose of charitable contributions; In one great common place; Mix together for 12 hours.; Take this mixture along with; All others from around the country and; You take ONE GIANT STEP; Toward a cure for one terrible disease.


  • Capstone produce: ‘We just try to have fun’

    Staff writer/photographer

    Although Capstone Produce Market’s auctions cater mostly to commercial buyers, the Campbellsburg facility is open to all.

    One customer, farmer Mark Barrow of Sulphur said he used to be best known as a tobacco farmer, producing his own brand of homegrown Kentucky Black Gold cigars.

    Now he grows and sells heirloom tomatoes by the semi-full to restaurants and retail outlets in Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati.

  • Thanks for the memories

    I just wanted to comment on the touching story I “got” to read and enjoy about Ben Coomes and the return of his wife’s class ring from Eminence High School, circa 1962 — go Warriors (Class of 1986), loud and proud!

  • Reaction to cruising is mixed

    General Manager

    After the dust settled, proponents and opponents of cruising in Eminence agreed on one thing — the June 4 event was huge.

    But even for some proponents, the event may have been a little too big.


    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Love’s labor at Gregory Farms

    Staff writer/photographer

    On an unreasonably scorching first day of summer, Barbara Gregory sat under the shade of a blue tarp positioned under an enormous sugar maple tree.

    Gregory administered cool water CPR to a potted flower wilting from the heat, but, even though the thermometer registered 91 degrees at 10 a.m., a cool breeze ruffled the pansy’s delicate flowers.

  • Fire claims 37 years of memories

    General Manager

    From the smoldering remains of a home on Franklinton-Point Pleasant Road volunteer fire fighters carried a scorched cedar chest.

    Denny Washburn, with the Pleasureville Fire Department walked over to the chest, and lifted the lid and smiled. The contents, though a bit damp, were mostly okay and intact.

    After removing some of the more intact contents from the house, it was a small ray of sunshine on a cloudy day marred by a fire that destroyed the home of 82-year-old Leona Knight Grigsby.


  • Chamber presents awards to residents, businesses

    In March, the Henry County Chamber of Commerce presented awards to a number of recipients in various areas. This program is an initiative on the part of the Chamber to recognize the fine people living in our county. It is hoped that this will be an annual event with nominations coming from the county.

    Citizen of the Year — Rev. Michael Duncan, pastor of Eminence Baptist Church

  • McDonald indicted for att. murder

    General Manager

    A man accused of firing shots at a house in southeastern Henry County has been indicted.

    Chester T. McDonald Jr., 34, of Frankfort was indicted for one count of attempted murder and two counts of first degree wanton endangerment.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 16, 2010

    Wednesday, June 16

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    All former employees and retirees of Madison’s Reliance/Rockwell/Baldor are invited to attend a reunion to be held at The Pines Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. in Madison, Indiana. Call (812) 265-3117 or (812) 866-5601 by Friday, June 13 for reservations and details.

  • Please don’t sell me your old junk

    Many of us sometimes have a hard time throwing things out. Clearly, in the back of our minds lurks the fear that we may need those objects some day.

    Or we hang onto things for sentimental reasons knowing that even the most trivial of trinkets can elicit fond memories of a favorite person, place, or trip. A cheap souvenir from a trip taken years ago can unleash a torrent of vivid recollections.