Today's News

  • Williams starts a track series

    In an attempt to help revive track and field in the area, Henry County High School head track coach Sedrick Williams will host the Henry County Summer Track Series starting next Tuesday night and lasting through August.

    The Summer Series includes eight straight weeks of Tuesday night meets, open to all ages. The final meet is scheduled for August 31.

  • Thanks for support of Spring Fling

    I would like to thank everyone who came out to the 28th Annual New Castle Spring Fling on Saturday, June 12.  The rain held off and it was a success!  

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

  • It’s time for residents to speak up

    For several months, members of the Campbellsburg Fire Department have attended the city’s commission meetings, voicing their concerns about the state of the reconstruction of the fire station that burned in March 2009.

    It’s clear that their attendance is no longer sufficient — residents need to demand accountability for completion of the fire station project.

  • Bernheim offers a slice of nature heaven, just an hour’s drive away

    Staff writer/photographer

    Residents who want a quick getaway have a plethora of options for day trips. Among those is Nelson County’s Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    The Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest was established by Isaac W. Bernheim in 1929. He was a German immigrant who became a successful whiskey distiller, establishing the I.W. Harper brand.

  • Tough spot

    With Ray Graham making the decision to leave Henry County for Lexington Christian Academy, there’s no denying the fact that the football program is in a tough spot.

    Graham knows it, he said the LCA administrators know it, HCHS Athletics Director Todd Gilley knows it, and those left behind to put the pieces back together know it.

  • How will you spend your $1 today?

    In the age of dollar value menus, dollar stores and 99-cent sodas, we often forget the real value of one dollar.

    Too often, we associate it with something cheap; something that, to be quite honest, probably isn't worth a buck.

    What if that $1 represented the amount of personal energy you have to spend every day?

    Last week, my soul sister shared something she overheard at a Rotary meeting.

    It came up as we talked about the various things people spend their energy on, or, as we were discussing — waste their energy on.

  • Why not consult an ethics committee?

    It seems as if the political witch-hunt of 2010 is underway and P&Z Commissioner Roger Hartlage is in the crosshairs.  While I’m not in support of any person running an illegal commercial landfill, what is underlying here is the rights of a property owner to do personally with their property what they choose, without the government interfering.

  • Burglary suspects take gun

    Staff writer/photographer

    A group of juveniles is believed to have stolen a handgun in a string of break-ins last week in Pleasureville.

    The Henry County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the people responsible for three business break-ins.

    Sheriff Danny Cravens said someone broke into Beasley’s Garage, Pleasureville Florist and Pleasureville Pool Hall, all on Thursday, July 1.

  • Head Six Miles South at the county fair Wednesday night

    Staff writer/photographer

    Changing a band’s name and personnel is a rock-and-roll tradition and one that has paid off for bandmates and longtime friends Jamie Tingle and Chad Heightchew of Pleasureville.

    When interviewed by The Local in 2008, they were trying out a blues and classic rock format in a band dubbed Bluesneck.

    But in 2009, the guys shed that skin and reformed as Six Miles South. The new band now has two new members and a tried-and-true sound all are comfortable with.


  • Henry at top in Shelby fastpitch league

    Playing in the Shelby County 10-and-under girls’ fastpitch league, the two Henry County teams filled the top two spots in the regular season and faced off in the season-ending tournament to dominate league play.