Local News

  • Capstone Produce Auction celebrates grand opening

    As Amish families prepared their produce — watermelons, tomatoes, squash, okra and more — for Friday morning’s regular produce auction at Capstone Produce, some special visitors milled about.

    Those visitors included representatives from the state department of agriculture, Judge-Executive John Logan Brent, Valu-Market representative Derek Robinson, and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. And all were on hand for the grand opening of Capstone Produce Auction, and celebrating getting local food to regional businesses.

  • It’s hot outside, but 72 Degrees year round for Browns

    Just over two years ago, Robert and Sabrina Brown had their home weatherized.

    While having their home evaluated through the Tri-County Community Action Agency’s home weatherization program, they got a unique offer.

    “They actually were out here to evaluate our house,” Robert Brown said, “and (the inspector) wanted to look at the heating and air (unit).”

  • Next stop? Campbellsburg station

    When the Campbellsburg train depot burned down in October 2009, it left a hole on the city’s Main Street.

    Though it hadn’t been used in years for much more than storage, the depot stood as a symbol of the city’s heritage for many residents.

    Tuesday night, the city’s government was poised to make a step toward restoring at least a piece of that heritage.

  • ‘Having a stroke isn’t the end of the world’

    On Nov. 8, 2010, Claude Salisbury was lying in bed, looking at his LED alarm clock. Suddenly, he said, his thought process just stopped.

    Salisbury sat up, leaned back and looked at his hand. He tried to will it to move, but it wouldn’t. In fact, he couldn’t feel his arm. He went to stand up and his legs failed him.

  • Magisterial district lines to be redrawn

    According to the 2010 census, population in Henry County didn’t grow as much as it shifted from east to west.
    Growth in the county was very low, about 300. But the population shift was considerable.
    Because of that population shift, the county must redraw its magesterial district lines. The lines, while redrawn this year, would not take effect until 2013.

  • Holy Branch Gourds: A family affair

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    General Manager
    Holy Branch Gourds started, as so many things do, as a children’s project.
    Bonnie Lander already had a passing interest in painting gourds, but she turned that interest into a project for her children when they were young. But, as so often happens, as the children aged, they got interested in other things.
    The business formally began in 1983, and has grown from painted gourds to... just about anything.

  • HCHS students to get schedules next week

    Henry County High School students may pick up schedules July 26- 28. Pick up times are:
    July 26 and 27 – 1 to 7 p.m.
    July 28 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Students must pay instructional fee of $60 when picking up schedules.
    Students on free/reduced lunch are not required to pay instructional fee.
    Parking passes can also be purchased at this time for $5 each. Parents and students will park in the front parking lot and enter through the front entrance.

  • Oldham crash injures Henry County teen

    Police are investigating the cause of a fatal crash near the intersection of U.S. 42 and Ky. 524 about 5 p.m. Sunday.

    Preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford F-250 pick up truck was traveling westbound on U.S. 42 when the vehicle struck the guardrail on the northside of the roadway.  The truck exited off the southside of the road.

    Trent H. Hunter, 18, of La Grange was driving. Clinton P. Diven, 18, of Pendleton  and Johnathan R. Powell, 18, of Prospect were passengers.

  • La Grange teen arrested for ‘prank’

    A so-called prank left more than 1,000 Oldham and Henry County homes with little or no water pressure this week as firefighters scrambled to shut off gushing fire hydrants and police searched for the pranksters.

    Oldham County Dispatch received calls from 100 to 150 homeowners without water late Tuesday and heard reports that the driver of a blue Jeep Cherokee had been opening hydrants.

  • Lightning strike sends Cropper father and son to hospital

    A lightning strike sent a father and his young son to the hospital Sunday evening as storms rolled through Shelby County.

    Shad Hinkley, 40, and his 11-year-old son Braedin, who are from Cropper, were fishing at the farm of Gene Wilder at 7248 Bagdad Road when the incident happened, said Dora Wilder, the mother of Gene Wilder.

    The two were fine by Monday, and Hinkley’s son had already been released from the hospital.

    Hinkley said they were preparing to leave the pond as the lightning started, but they hadn’t been there too long.