Today's News

  • Meet the new editor of the Henry County Local

    “I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world,” said American publisher Henry Luce.
    That’s exactly why I wanted to become a journalist, too, way back when I was five years old. At that age, I was reading dozens of books a week, and while others were playing outside, I was observing and literally taking notes.
    Perhaps I was always meant to have this title: I am now the editor of your local news source, the Henry County Local.

  • No more Eminence Days or Ren Fair

    After today, I will no longer earn my living by attending jousts at the Ren Fair, high school dances or graduation or Campbellsburg Day.
    To echo Rev. Michael Duncan’s recent column on retirement, my exit within approximately four years of Melissa Blankenship hiring me was a foregone conclusion as soon as I accepted the position.
    Beth and I knew an extremely slim chance of being able to stay existed after she completed her medical school requirements at the University of Louisville.

  • Reckoning with Addiction: An ounce of prevention

    By John Inscore Essick

    Port Royal Baptist Church 

    Benjamin Franklin famously wrote that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  

    Franklin used this axiom in the early 1700s when pushing the city of Philadelphia to invest in fire safety and prevention.  

  • Will chickens come home to roost in Eminence again?

    A 10-year-old’s desire to keep chickens sparked a discussion about the ban on raising animals at the May 14 Eminence City Council.
    Reese Morgan, accompanied by family members, submitted the request in a letter along with copies of related ordinances from La Grange and Louisville for the council members to compare.
    The handwritten letter noted he would like to get three chickens for eggs.

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  • Local family searches for an organ donor

    New Castle native Phoebe Thurman-Thompson has gone through life knowing that at any moment the hereditary kidney disease that killed her father could strike her, too.
    Doctors have tested Phoebe every year since birth for signs of organ deterioration, she said. At 23, blood calcium levels began to rise and Thurman-Thompson consulted a nephrologist, a medical doctor who specializes in kidney care and kidney diseases.
    She received a kidney transplant 12 years ago and donated kidneys last from 10 to 12 years, and she’s in need of another now.

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  • Military Appreciation Day set for June 3

    The Service Members, Veterans and Families Taskforce (SMVF) invites Henry County military families to a Military Appreciation Day to honor vets and their families, who serve alongside service members.
    The organization wants to treat these families to a day of fun at Lake Jericho Recreational Area in Smithfield on Sunday, June 3, volunteer Richard Hayes said.
    Music, food, fishing poles, kayaks, rowboats, corn hole, a bouncy house, a bubble bus will be on hand.

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  • Adult education recognizes 11 GED graduates

    Henry County Adult Education honored 11 program graduates who earned their GEDs in a May 18 ceremony, according to a news release.
    “Earning your GED takes self-discipline and hard work,” Betty Rankin, the director, said. “Congratulations, graduates.”
    Three students earned their GED in the fall of 2017, including Robert Kidwell, Christina Rutherford. and Cheyene Smith. Eight others have earned their GED since the first of the year, including Kristan Fox, Rebecca Goodman, Morgan Gregory, Dylan Milby, Bailey Miller, Justin Robertson, Shaun Smith and Alexa Zinser.