Today's News

  • Grand Jury partially indicts Velazquez

    General Manager

    A Carrollton man charged in connection to a fatal drunk driving accident will not stand trial for manslaughter.

    In March, Estevan Velazquez, 25, of Carrollton was charged with leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid with death or serious physical injury, a class D felony, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence, second offense, a class B misdemeanor. He also was charged with second degree manslaughter and operating on a suspended or revoked license.


  • Renaissance Faire kicks off Saturday

    Staff writer/photographer

    If you’re looking for a little entertainment a lot closer to home, the Kentucky Highlands Renaissance Faire begins this weekend.

    The annual event features food and drink, games and shows, and several vendors.

    On Saturdays and Sundays from June 5 through July 11, the festival will be in full swing from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Choices are blessings, not burdens

    When I was newly married and in charge of a household for the first time, I considered shopping for groceries a lot of fun and I looked forward to the novelty of my weekly trip.  Pears?  Apples?  Grapes? Hamburger?  Pork Chops?  Roast?  Having the responsibility of making choices about which foods to buy for my husband and me was exhilarating, and I eagerly met the challenge.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Henry’s 7-5 win over Owen makes district title No. 5!!!

    The streak lives on.

    Each year since the Henry County softball team made the switch from the 30th District to the 31st District in the state’s 2006 realignment, the Ladycats have won the district title. This year was no different.

  • Need a daycation? Try a drive-in movie

    Staff writer/photographer

    This summer may be a good time to explore some novel “daycation” options. Since budgets are still tight and a trip to the beach possibly hazardous to your health, why not get creative close to home.

    The Stanford Drive-In and Flea Market is a 75-mile drive that offers first-run movies and great flea market deals.


  • We are on the right path

    Students may be settling into their summer break, but that doesn’t mean that it’s time to put away report cards just yet.  This is the time of year when we learn more about the progress our schools have been making.

    As it has been for some time now, the news is good.


    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Fire department is appreciated

    I had a chance on Saturday to go to the Fish Fry with my wife and kids at the New Castle Fire House. We had a very good time Everyone was just so friendly and helpful. You know they do a lot for our community with their volunteering and fund raising. They are always ready to do what needs to be done. We have a lot of fine folks, men and women in the local fire departments working to make Henry County a better and safer place. I cannot speak for others but as per the Cook family we are very proud of you guys and girls and we appreciate all that you do.

  • Henry County Fair kicks off Friday

    General manager

    At around the same time many Henry Countians will gather at Henry County High School for the Relay For Life event, the first event of the 2010 edition of the Henry County Fair will be underway.

    The fair starts Friday at 6 p.m. with the open dairy show, and runs through Saturday, July 3.

    Admission on most nights of the fair will be $10 again this year, except for Friday night, when there is no admission, Saturday, when the admission is just $8, and Tuesday evening when admission drops to $6 for family night.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 23, 2010

    Wednesday, June 23

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    Family Movie Matinee at the Henry County Public Library at 2 p.m. Movie and snacks free of charge. 

    Elmburg Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School through June 25 from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Thursday, June 24

  • Make a Splash this summer and read!

    “Make a Splash-READ!” Explore the world of water and water fun through stories, songs, games, and other activities about oceans, rivers, lakes and pools and the creatures that live there. The 2010 Summer Reading Program is open to children ages preschool through sixth grade, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, and more.  Parents of infants and toddlers can join the Wee Readers program which focuses on the six early literacy skills that every child needs in order to become successful readers.