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Today's News

  • Harvest Showcase is set for July 26

    News Intern

    Known as the largest all-local all-agricultural festival in the state of Kentucky, the Henry County Harvest Showcase is quickly approaching.

    The event will be held at the Henry County Fairgrounds Saturday, July 26.

  • H.C. Board of Education visits construction site

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Board of Education Chairman Harold Bratton had more than a few questions for the architect and construction manager of the Henry County High School renovation project.

    Bratton questioned Architect Kelly Crocker and construction site manager Darrell Hayden on a list of change orders up for board approval.

  • Smith family looking toward the future

    General Manager

    Under normal circumstances, 8-year-old Tyana Smith is like most children her age.

    She loves Hannah Montana, cheese pizza, McDonalds and the colors pink and purple. A second grader at New Castle Elementary School, Tyana’s favorite school subject is spelling.

    On a recent family pool outing, Tyana had fun splashing around her two brothers and two half-brothers.

    According to her mother Peggy Smith, Tyana normally is quite active, and it’s not uncommon for the second grader to run around doing flips and cartwheels.

  • Thank you, and goodbye, Henry County

    Summer has always had a special place in my heart for a number of reasons.

    Primarily, I yearn for summer because the thought of sleeping in until my eyes open sounds like bliss every time I hear my alarm clock screech the other months of the year.

    My internship with the Henry County Local was not only a job, but it was a learning experience that a classroom setting simply can not offer.

  • Frankfort Perspective

    It has been nearly 60 years since Kentucky undertook its first comprehensive assessment of what is easily the Commonwealth’s most abundant natural resource: Our forests.

    Since then, four other surveys have taken place, with the most recent completed in 2004. Last spring, state and federal forestry officials publicly unveiled what they found.

  • Relay follow up will be at fairgrounds this weekend

    Staff writer/photographer

    The 2008 American Cancer Society Relay for Life, cut short on June 27 due to threatening weather, will regroup on Saturday, July 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

    The abbreviated event raised approximately $80,000 according to Team Recruitment Chair, Diana Berry. The original goal was $120,000.

    The centerpiece of the rescheduled event will be the ceremonial lighting of handheld luminaria candles and reading of names of those who have passed on.

  • Elston case sent to grand jury

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County District Court Judge Diane Wheeler ruled Monday that there is enough probable cause to proceed with a murder case involving a New Castle man.

    Robert Steven Elston, 54, is charged with second-degree murder in the July 6 shooting death of Joseph Burch, 31, at the New Castle apartment complex where Elston resides. Burch died of a single gunshot wound to the chest that entered his left lung and exited through his ribcage in the back.

  • Resident questions council about money jars

    Staff writer/photographer

    During the regular meeting of the Eminence City Council Monday night, resident Marcia Clark asked just what had become of pool donations made in jars at area businesses.

    “What happened to the jars?” she asked. “How much money was collected?”

    Eminence Police Chief Carey Duncan reported that — at Mayor Jim Pettit’s request — he questioned Doug Gingrich about the jars.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 16, 2008

    Wednesday, July 16

    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.

    American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Eminence Speaker, 838 Mulberry Pike, Eminence.

    Thursday, July 17

    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 18

  • Camp teaches youth about horses

    News Intern

    Surrounded by horses since they were young, sisters Sarah Lyons and Stephanie Mahoney have made horses their livelihood.

    “Both my sister and I have equine degrees from Midway College,” Lyons said. “We’ve had Morgans and shown Morgans my whole life. We kind of built up into a little business, Royal Acres Morgans.”