Today's News

  • Alabama couple ‘farms by bike’

    The 1,500-mile journey of Charlie Hunter and Stella Pfau began with a single idea.

    The Alabama natives felt the call of the open road and planned a trip by bicycle that would take them to farms throughout the southeast United States.

    That trip brought them to Henry County last week, where they stayed and worked at Carden and Courtney Willis’ A Place On Earth CSA farm in Turners Station.

  • Off to a smooth start

    For just under two weeks, Henry County has been at the helm of its own animal control, and so far, so good according to Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt.

    “It’s going a lot better than we had anticipated,” he said. The county officially took over animal control operations July 1, a day after the contract between Henry County and the Kentucky Humane Society expired.

  • Mission Possible: A twist on VBS

    Every summer, churches large and small take part in what has become a summer tradition: Vacation Bible School.

    Typically built around a theme, the week-long ventures, typically two to three hours long, involve plenty of activities and lessons about the Bible, and take place inside the church walls; with some activities outside. And they overwhelmingly are targeted at children.

    One local church is turning the VBS concept on its head.

  • Traffic jams snarl inaugural Quaker State 400 NASCAR race

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears
    Kentucky News Content Service

    Gov. Steve Beshear said Sunday he will work with officials at Kentucky Speedway to address the traffic flow and parking problems that plagued Saturday’s Quaker State 400.

  • Emergency Management issues advice for handling heat wave

    Submitted by Bruce Owens

    Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.

    Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.

  • Coupons are coming back July 20!

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting July 20, the Henry County Local will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.

    Inside the Local each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a Local subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Thanks for help with Summer Bash

  • Henry County Public Library has its biggest month ever

    The Henry County Public Library would like to thank the fine people of Henry County and the surrounding areas for a truly magical month.

  • Local Buzz for the week of July 13

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church services
    The New Castle United Methodist Church will be having their Sun Harvest County Fair VBS Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. which will include supper, music, crafts and Bible stories. The commencement will be Sunday, July 24 at 11 a.m. This is for those age 2 through fifth grade.

  • Gospel in a sitcom

    While watching an episode of All in the Family, “Edith’s Crisis of Faith,” a few nights ago, I found myself thinking about Jesus.  Funny how that happens; but why shouldn’t Jesus show up in a sitcom?  Back in the day, he certainly showed up in lots of places considered odd by those who knew how a Messiah should act and with whom he should be found.