Local News

  • Vacant home destroyed by fire

    Pleasureville Fire Department volunteers responded to an early morning blaze Nov. 30 that destroyed a mostly vacant home on Castle Highway, according to Pleasureville Chief Denny Washburn.
    Volunteers answered a 9-1-1 call to 14290 Castle Highway, near the Franklin County line, at 12:30 a.m.  
    A neighbor reported the fire after seeing orange flames nearby and smelling smoke.
    Firefighters found the home fully engulfed when they arrived on scene, Washburn said.

  • Two women arrested in Hall murder

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

  • Voters to decide on alcohol sales

    One of only three “moist” counties in Kentucky, Henry could turn completely “wet” during the special election Dec. 15, depending on what the voters say.
    Placed on the ballot after a successful petition campaign, citizens will only answer one yes-or-no question at the polls: “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in all precincts in Henry County, Kentucky?”

  • Henry educators plan to meet ‘delivery targets’

    Much like a business, a school district should set goals in order to drive its results. At its most recent school board meeting, principals of all the Henry County Public Schools discussed their delivery targets, or test score goals, with members.

  • Christmas in New Castle
  • Light Up Campbellsburg
  • An Afternoon for the Arts

    Photos by Melissa Blankenship/Local


    Eminence Christian Church was packed Sunday afternoon for the sixth Henry County Pride in Arts event, which showcases local talent in the areas of music, poetry and prose. 

  • New Theatre Downstream production introduces ‘Corney County’

    This weekend, The Theatre Downstream will stage a holiday-themed world premier, written by Ashley Raymer-Brown, according to a news release from the theater company.
    “It’s Christmas and it’s time for the annual Corney County Talent Show,” the release said about the original work’s plot. “But this year, the regular director has been called out of town to direct the musical version of ‘Gone with the Wind,’ leaving Pippa Hart, brand new stage manager, to run the show.”

  • Tech adoption helps Puckett reach students

    Ten years ago when Cara Puckett applied for National Board Certification, one of the required elements was demonstrating use of technology in the classroom.
    “Back then, it was showing a movie on the VCR and using an overhead projector,” Puckett, a veteran teacher with 22 years of experience said.
    Now that it’s time to renew her certification, the Eminence High School English teacher will have a tough time choosing which element of technology she now uses in the classroom to highlight in her application.

  • Triple threat Trey takes the stage in ‘Charlie Brown’

    It takes some people a lifetime to discover their true passion.
    Trey Paris found his in the sixth grade.
    “I did my first musical at Shelby County Community Theater and I’ve loved it ever since,” Paris said of his role as part of the ensemble of ‘Give my Regards to Broadway.’ “I do love acting. It’s something I’ve always been very passionate about.”