Today's News

  • Murder motive sought

    By Melissa Blankenship and Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Mystery surrounds brothers' deaths

    Officials have yet to determine what killed two brothers and left a third incapacitated and very ill.

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, a concerned individual stopped at 469 River Road in Lockport to check on the occupants. Upon entering the home, two men were found unresponsive and a third was “very sick,” according to the 911 dispatch.

  • 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.