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  • Louisville groomers’ roots are firmly planted in Henry County

    William and Khris Berry share their roots in Henry County, but now their pet grooming and day care business has expanded to two states. The couple, co-owners of three See Spot Grooming salons in Prospect, on Shelbyville Road and Lime Kiln Lane in Louisville, grew up together.

  • Graduating into retirement

    Carole Sue Truman got the surprise of her career at Henry County High School during graduation practice on May 25.

    The longtime secretary of the high school was sitting at the piano, getting ready to rehearse for the last time when principal Shannon Sageser told her to come to the stage.

    “He handed me that cap and gown and said ‘Put this on.’ I said ‘What? It’s 90 degrees in here.’”

  • Historical society picnic brings the past home

     The Henry County Historical Society will hold a family-friendly event to share the history of Drennon Springs with the community.

    Drennon Christian Church will host the free event, which will begin with a picnic.

    The star of the evening is Drennon Springs, known for its salt flats and sulfur springs ‑ and its interesting past.

  • Kentucky Heritage Council honors two organizations

    The New Castle Grand United Order of Odd Fellows and New Castle Main Street, Inc., received a Grassroots Preservation Award at the 2018 Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation presentation on May 30 at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort.

    Richard Smith, Grand Noble for the lodge accepted the award on behalf of the group.

  • Hepatitis A reported in Henry County

    Hepatitis A, the virus responsible for a 629-person outbreak in Kentucky reared its ugly head in Henry County recently. 

    Health officials are trying to keep the virus at bay through education and communication.

  • Veterans receive quilts from local group

    Disabled veteran Jami Anna Rose Williamson recently received a special gift – a Quilt of Honor to honor her military service and her giving spirit.
       The Future Federal Retirees Quilting Guild (FFRQG), a group of mostly retired and active employees from Robley Rex VA Medical Center, known as the VA hospital, in Louisville, create 12 quilts a year for vets.

  • Paralyzed and praying: 21-year-old with lupus staying strong

    Savannah Mertz turned 21 years old in early May, but unlike many young women her age, she didn’t go out on the town with her best friends.

    Once an esteemed softball player, Mertz loved to workout and planned to return to college to play her favorite game, but those plans changed in December of last year when she can down with a mysterious illness.

  • Suspicious package found at Pilot

    The following is an update of information after the Local's publication on Wednesday.

  • Westerman joins family in Eminence, opens art studio and gallery

    Artist and photographer Kevin Westerman recently opened Westerman Art Studio and Gallery in downtown Eminence, which houses a working art studio and gallery space.
    Westerman’s work currently adorns gallery walls with pin-and-ink drawings, photographic prints and his latest love — acrylic pouring, a painting technique that creates uniquely patterned artwork.
    Westerman also accepts commissioned work.

  • Blade inducted into the Ordnance Hall of Fame

    Eminence native Victor Blade retired with a distinguished record in the U.S. Army in 2012 and on May 1 at Fort Lee, Va., the Army honored him in its 2018 Ordnance Hall of Fame for accomplishments during his 36-year career.
    The awards began in 1969 and the group recognizes retired veterans and civilians for achievements in the ordnance and logistics field who contributed positive and significant contributions to the Ordnance Corps.