• Henry County schools academic teams sweep in regionals

    Henry County Public Schools’ elementary academic teams recently competed at the regional Governor’s Cup, sweeping one portion of the competition to finish first, second and third. In the Future Problem Solving (FPS) competition, Eastern placed first, followed by Campbellsburg in second and then New Castle in third. The teams and their individual competitors won other honors as well. In a separate regional competition, Henry County Middle School placed fifth in quick recall, third in FPS and eighth overall.

  • Faul Farm provides advice on raising chickens to the Future Farmers of America

    Henry County Public Schools’ Future Farmers of America students took a field trip to Riverside Faul Family Farm in Sulphur March 9 to learn about raising chickens. The farm raises layers and broilers, manager Andre Faul Jr. said. He buys chicks and raises them in the farm’s pastures.
    After the birds have eaten everything that isn’t nailed down, usually every three to four days, he moves the coops by trolley to another section for fresh nutrition. “That’s healthier for the chickens and healthier for the consumers,” he explained.

  • Quarles promotes Ag Tag giving with county clerk, FFA and 4-H
  • Eastern arts and humanities teacher receives KEA inclusion award

    The Kentucky Education Association recently singled out Eastern Elementary arts and humanities teacher Robin Tillman as an educator who highlights diversity and individualism in her classroom.
    Tillman, who’s taught at Eastern for three years, won $200 in the contest and plans to spend it on art supplies for her students.
    “We always need art supplies,” she said. “I am very excited to be one of the winners.”
    Tillman read about the contest in an online Kentucky Education Association newsletter. “Diversity is a KEA priority.”

  • Campbellsburg Elementary honors students of the month
  • Caribbean sounds ring through this musical passion project

    Eminence Independent School students play steel drums as a passion project under the direction of teacher Maura Ware, at left. Participating students are Josie Fitzgerald, Claire Kirschman, Abigail Tingle, Cali Harley and Anthony Wayman. “I decided to do steel drums for a passion project because it is an instrument that is widely used in our culture that many students and families do not know about,” Ware said. “I have a passion for music and love that steel drums allows students to learn about an instrument played in the Caribbean.

  • Sunflowers in the style of Van Gogh fill Eastern Elementary after art project

    In the art world, sunflowers are eternally linked with one painter — Vincent Van Gogh. Sharon Silvers, artist-in-residence for Henry County Public Schools, teaches elementary students to appreciate the artist’s technique by taking them step-by-step through each aspect of one of Van Gogh’s sunflower masterpieces.
    On Thursday, Silvers captured the imagination of Robin Tillman’s fifth-grade art class at Eastern Elementary. The budding artists sketched each detail in pencil then painted in petals, stems and a vase.

  • Future farmers of america visit with legislators in frankfort

    The Henry County High School’s FFA chapter officers went to Frankfort Feb. 13 to talk to local legislators, Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, and Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, according to information from Krystin Moody, FFA reporter. With both legislators, the FFA members talked about the chapter and different things that affect the agricultural community, like water conservation efforts and road improvements. While there, the students took a tour of the state Capitol and sat in on the Ag Senate Committee meeting.

  • School briefs: Locals earn honors at EKU

    Local students receive honors at EKU
    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 3,661 students earned dean’s and president’s list honors for the fall 2017 semester.

  • Parliamentary team receives donation

    On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Henry County High School parliamentary procedures team traveled to Big Springs Country Club to conduct a meeting before the Kentucky Association of Parliamentarians (KAP). At the conclusion of the meeting, the team received a $100 donation from the organization. Pictured from left to right are Abby Tuggle, Claire Young, KAP President Mary Alice Oldfield, Nikki Perkinson, Chaney New, Jada Medina and Jagger Rice.