Today's News

  • Henry County Fiscal Court bids farewell to departing magistrate

    The Henry County Fiscal Court bade departing magistrate Nick Hawkins a fond farewell as he resigned in August to take a leadership position with the Communication Workers of America union in Georgia.

  • SBA offers storm assistance in Henry County

    The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Kentucky affected by severe storms, tornadoes, winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides on July 11 to 20.

  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is Downstream’s latest production

    The Theatre Downstream and Henry County High School will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Performances will be at the John W. Smith Auditorium at Henry County High School.
    “The cast is a mixture of both veteran theatre actors and students from the surrounding area,” according to a Theatre Downstream news release about the production. “With 426 shows and over 300 years of combined theatrical experience, this show promises to be an exceptional experience not to be missed.”

  • A cool day in Campbellsburg

    The August weather for the rescheduled Campbellsburg Day last Saturday, after being rained out of its regular date in June, could not have been much more comfortable. The community celebration attracted many Henry County Fair queens, imaginary princesses, firefighters, a superhero, football players, businesses, politicians and a crowd of locals.

  • Spanish students in for cultural experience

    While Aurora Benavente-Beamonte of Benicassim, Spain, teaches Spanish at Henry County High School, she’s also immersing herself in American culture to benefit her English students back home.
    Teaching at her fourth location in the United States, Benavente has seen a lot of the country and made a lot of friends.

  • Time for us to 'come together...right now'

    By Mark Fassio, guest columnist

    DISCLAIMER:  If this piece makes it into the Local, you’ll be reading it as I’m emerging  from cancer surgery #4.  So if there’s any objections to what I’ve written, wait for my post-op recovery before coming after me, ok?

  • Local Buzz, August 19, 2015

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.


    Church Activities  and Services

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will celebrate Choir Appreciation Day on Sunday, Aug. 23, during the 11 a.m. service. The speaker will be Minister Brenda Higgins, Associate Minister of Bethesda Church, Shelbyville.

  • Public Record, August 19, 2015

    EPD arrests 

    Bonnie Shuck, DOB 6/7/1962, Pleasureville — arrested Aug. 11 at Elm Street by Officer Parham for speeding 11 mph over the limit; careless driving; and operating a motor vehicle under the influence

    Daniel Marcum, DOB 6/2/1977, Campbellsburg — arrested Aug. 13 at Sulphur Avenue by Officer Bailey as a fugitive from another state; and drug paraphernalia – buy or possess

  • Help!

    The beginning of a new school year always brings back a recurring theme as I try to cover sports in the county.

    Unless a) my cloning project is finally successful, b) I figure out how to be in two places at once, or c) I completely abandon my family and live in my car, I cannot possibly cover every level of participation in local sports.

    I would try to cover everything myself but I do enjoy seeing my family a little during fall sports season.

  • Wildcat golfers win two matches


    The Henry County boys golf team got their season under way last week with three matches against local rivals.

    The Wildcats took on South Oldham Aug. 10 and came up on the short end of a 176-188 score.

    Isaac Klempner led the way for the Wildcats with a 42. Alex Hadden and Dillon Allen both shot 45 and Luke Kent rounded out the team scoring with a 56. Jakob Beckley was the team’s fifth golfer and shot 58.