Today's News

  • 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.

  • The Mets and Red Sox win HCYBL tournaments

    For one team, it was a shocker. For the other, it was dominance.

    After the season-ending tournaments two weeks ago, the Mets won the Henry County Youth Baseball League Major League division and the Red Sox won the HCYBL Minor League division. The Mets 5-3 win over the favorites Yankees in the championship game was a shock to most, while the Red Sox 14-2 win over the Reds in the finals for the younger players showcased the dominance they showed all season.


  • 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.