Today's 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. 

  • Paynter tackles injuries in final season


    Victoria Paynter’s soccer career at the University of the Cumberlands came to an end two weeks ago, and the former Henry County Lady Cat is glad that she went out on a high note after three years of hardship, injury and coaching changes.

    In Paynter’s first three years, the Patriots won eight games and lost 43 overall and were 3-23 in the Mid-South Conference. This year the team won 10 games, lost five and drew three to make it by far the most successful season in Paynter’s four years at the school.

  • Staying on board Stoops' ship - sort of

    The only thing that kept Big Blue Nation from turning the wrong kind of blue during November was the flying start that the University of Kentucky’s basketball team got off to.

    The Cats have already made quick work of that team from Durham whose name we don’t speak.

  • HCMS building relationships through intramurals


    Henry County Middle School Rrincipal Lucia Hughes with the help of Assistant Principal Phillip Guthrie started an intramural program at her school this year with the express purpose of getting more kids involved in school activities.

    The school has offered intramural volleyball on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. during the fall and the turnout has been good.

    “On our best nights we’ve had up to 65 kids,” Hughes said. “We want this to be fun – not about competition.”