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Today's News

  • Barn quilts finding their way into Henry County

    Staff writer/photographer

    Situated on a bend in the road along Cedarmore Road near Pleasureville, the geometric red, white and blue vanes of a windmill-patterned quilt square dominate Patsy Brewer’s gray barn.

    Brewer, a 50-year Henry County resident, says she first saw pictures of the roadside art form in a country-themed magazine. The photos reminded her of her beloved grandmother, Nora Chisholm, an avid quilter who recently passed away.

  • For the first pick, the Bulls select...

    After I drafted high school football players in Henry County for the 2008 NFL draft and wrote about it, I received lots of comments all positive about the column. Of course, it was just for fun, and Im sure not everyone agreed with my picks.

    Now, thanks to some people in the community that liked the idea and thought I should do it for basketball as well, Im at it again.

  • Bacon and eggs with a side of friendship

    By Erin Melwing

    News Intern

    Every morning at 6 a.m., several men migrate to the same table at Chat ‘n’ Nibble restaurant in Eminence to settle all the world’s problems, according to Frank Marlow, a retiree of Ford Motor Company and former owner of Five-Star in Eminence.

    “We’ve got Bush right where we want him,” Jim Bennett, a retiree of Kentucky Utilities, said.

    A mixture of retired, not-so-retired and working men make up the regular morning crowds at the Chat ‘n’ Nibble.

  • Jim McKee umpiring Olympic trials

    While the top athletes in the country are vying for elusive spots on the USA team this week in Eugene, Ore., Jim McKee of Henry County will be alongside the top tier athletes as an umpire. This makes McKees second umpiring stint at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials he also worked at the 2004 trials in Sacramento, Calif.

  • For pageant director, it's about teaching confidence

    News Intern

    Year after year, Brenda McGlothin, Henry County Fair Pageant Director, returns to the Henry County fair pageant circuit for another season of helping girls become the leaders of tomorrow.

    “The biggest thing is just giving the girls confidence in themselves and being able to be in front of people,” McGlothin said. “A lot of children might do a pageant just for the fun of it and it might give them confidence that they didn’t have before.”

    McGlothin has been involved with pageants for about the last 20 years.

  • Henry County Community Calendar for July 2, 2008

    Wednesday, July 2

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Community Library open to the public from 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

    Thursday, July 3

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4:30 p.m. and meeting at 5 p.m. New members welcome.

    Friday, July 4

  • Campbellsburg White Sox claim HCYBL title

    The Campbellsburg White Sox picked a good time to peak as they swept through the Henry County Youth Baseball Leagues 8-10 division with a perfect 4-0 record in the double-elimination tournament, ending with a 17-7 win over the Pleasureville Bulldogs last Monday night at Pleasureville's field.

  • Close To Home: Join in the blast from the past at the Ren Faire

    News Intern

    Unlike anything else the county or surrounding area has to offer, the Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival allows patrons to escape the 21st century and lose themselves in 14th century Scotland.

    “The Renaissance experience allows you to escape from the stress and pressures of the current century and embrace things of old,” Regina De Caro, a Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival vendor of three years and herbalist, said. “It’s phenomenal.”

  • Traffic stop turned chase results in deadly

    Staff writer/photographer

    An attempted traffic stop turned deadly early Thursday morning after an Eminence man led a Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy on a brief chase that ended with an accident on Kentucky 146.

    Steven Jeffries, 50, of Eminence was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Henry County Coronor Jimmy Pollard.

  • Chris Cole wins Rod and Club tournament

    When a storm swept through the Henry County area last Saturday at 5 p.m., two hours before the scheduled start of the Henry County Rod and Gun Club fishing tournament, it shrunk the turnout to just 37 less than half of the number of fishermen and women that fill the lakes bank at a typical tournament.

    But in the end, after 12 hours of non-stop fishing, the predicted bad weather had stayed away in a turn of events that left those along the bank pleased. And the severe thunderstorm watch that lasted until 2 a.m. never flourished.