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  • Holiday Lights

    The community of Pleasureville gathered together Sunday night to ring in the holiday season with its annual Light Up Pleasureville event. Many of the activities in town were free including arts and crafts for children, pictures with Santa, a chili supper and a children’s choir performance. Children usually listen for Santa’s sleigh bells to signal his arrival, but for Light Up Pleasureville, Santa hopped a ride on a firetruck.

  • Berrys teach the teachers at conference

    Two members of the Berry family served as keynote speakers at a recent international education conference held in Orlando, Fla. just one mile from Disney Land.
    Fitting since Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Buddy Berry has on several occasions said he wants Eminence to be the Disney of schools.

  • Murder motive sought

    By Melissa Blankenship and Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

  • Senior Servings

    Each year, the Salvation Army donates enough food to the Henry County Senior Center, a service of the Tri-County Community Action Agency, to feed 15 families at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Food items include canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, rolls, cereal, chicken noodle soup, potatoes and a turkey or half a ham. The senior center selects the families who receive the meals.

  • Campbellsburg Adult Education Center to close Dec. 1

    Henry County Adult Education classes at the Campbellsburg center will cease after the first of December and the Eminence site will offer extended hours, according to site Coordinator Betty Rankin.

  • Churches work together to deliver love in a shoebox

    Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, packed up and ready for shipping, took up one wall of Henry Christian Church’s fellowship hall on the first stop as a part of the international outreach.

  • Efforts continue to save Odd Fellows Lodge

    Two recent accomplishments should cause fundraising on a new roof for the Odd Fellows Washington Lodge to pick up the pace, according to Jeff Thoke, New Castle Main Street manager.

  • Team player

    Jared McBurney is a huge sports fan according to anyone who knows him. He is a big fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the Indianapolis Colts. And he is not above trash talking fans of other sports teams.

    “He knows I like the Steelers and since they are not doing so well this year, he comes in every Monday and lets me know about it,” Eminence High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Chris Nethery said with a laugh.

  • Campbellsburg proposes new tax

    The proposed employment flat tax in Campbellsburg would have workers making $1,000 to $1,500 a month paying $10 each month under the new tax, according to a draft considered by the city council at its Nov. 16 meeting.

  • Three charged in murder

    Three Henry County men have been charged in the murder of a La Grange woman who was reported missing last Friday, according to Kentucky State Police.

    John Downey, 30 of New Castle, was charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, assault first degree and tampering with physical evidence.

    Joshua Sparkman, 30 of Campbellsburg, was charged with assault first degree.