Today's News

  • A healthier you: Get off the couch!

    BY Mark Brockman

    Guest Columnist

    Are you a pretender? That doesn’t sound good, does it? But pretending can be a great thing when used correctly.

    Here’s what I’m talking about: motivating oneself by using one’s imagination.

    Snoopy did it. Remember? “Here’s the World War I flying ace in his Sopwith Camel flying at 2,000 feet searching for a dog fight with the Red Baron . . .”

  • Leadership 2018 chooses project to help kids

    From fundraising to tree plantings, each leadership class completes a class-end project to benefit the county and its citizens.

    Class members visited factories, distilleries, a butcher shop, The Berry Center and much more, and ate lunch or breakfast in many Henry County restaurants.

    “A great way to understand how to help meet the needs of the community and grow as a leader is through education,” Leadership graduate Brett Waford said. “Leadership Henry County is the avenue to make that happen here.”

  • Local Buzz - Feb. 6, 2019

    Church activities

    Sulphur Christian Church meets for Worship and Wellness, a whole wellness program that includes spiritual, physical and emotional wellness, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday.

    Drennon Christian Church meets from 6 to 8 p.m. most Wednesdays. Check the Facebook page for the current schedule.

    Life Church will hold Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange.

  • BSE exam tests fertility in bulls and cows

    Every year, I will hear stories about how a majority of someone’s cows will come up open during pregnancy checks, and I will hear excuses such as “I think this poor quality hay caused my cows to be open,” or “This mineral was the problem.” However, in most cases, the trusty old bull is not performing as he should, and cows are coming up open. The easiest way to combat a bunch of open cows is to have a breeding soundness exam done on your bulls.

  • NCDHC grants Stop the Bleed kits and area schools

    A student or teacher is

    bleeding. Seconds tick away.

    Whether from an accident, natural disaster, fight, sports injury or active shooter situation, Stop the Bleed kit contents and training personnel hinder blood loss with a Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT), battlefield-level gauze with a solution that clots blood and other emergency medical supplies.

    At the time, the decision to use the kit may be deciding between life and death.

  • Black-owned businesses

    The term Black-owned businesses are rare in Henry County, but it wasn’t always so.

    In the next weeks, the Local will explore these long-past businesses and what they meant to the community.

    In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s African-American-owned businesses flourished here, many in Eminence and New Castle.

    Among them, a slaughterhouse, sanitation company, body shop, car wash, barber shop, hair salon, tavern and restaurant, most in Eminence, Campbellsburg, New Castle or points in between.


  • ‘Mommy, we saved us from the fire’: Pleasureville family speaks out after losing everything

    Joe and Ashley Bastin’s Pleasureville home caught fire at around 1:30 a.m. Jan. 30 on Marcus Street.

    The family, minus Joe who was not at home at the time, was sleeping soundly. They all nestled together downstairs in the heated living room, as they closed off the upstairs when it got cold. And it was cold; temperatures last Wednesday night plummeted to 4 degrees.

  • Pleasureville family of 7 loses everything in overnight fire

    A Pleasureville home caught fire at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Marcus Street.

    The family of seven, Joe and Ashley Bastin and their five children ages 6 months to 11 years old, who rented the home were not injured, Pleasureville Fire Chief Matt Woods said.

    Woods said the fire broke out due to an electrical issue.  Eminence, New Castle, Bagdad, Pleasureville and Campbellsburg Fire departments and EMS were on the scene.

  • EHS gets historic win over Gallatin, 58-54


    The Eminence Warriors did something they haven’t done in at least 20 years when they hosted Gallatin County Jan. 23. They beat the Lady Wildcats.

    The Warriors got off to a good start by going inside to Aaliyha Bailey. Bailey scored the first two baskets of the game before Lexi Tillett hit a 3-pointer to give the Warriors a 7-0 lead. After Gallatin County answered with a 3-pointer, Emilie Ethington hit a trey to make it 10-3.

    The Lady Wildcats scored the next four points to pull within three points.

  • HCHS Wildcats dominate Demons, 86-50


    When the Henry County Wildcats hosted Williamstown Friday night they jumped on top early and never let on their way to one of their most lopsided wins of the year.

    Dre Wright opened the scoring with a layup before Williamstown hit one of two free throws.

    Parker Stephens followed with a put back and then Ethan Lankford hit back-to-back layups as Henry County got out on the break and forced turnovers with their pressure defense.