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Education

  • HCPS announces back-to-school information

    As school resumes soon, Henry County Public Schools has released a schedule of open houses and student supplies list for the upcoming year.
    Important dates:
    • July 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — 10th to 12th grade schedule pick up at Henry County High School
    • July 28 — sixth grade jump start, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Henry County Middle School
    • July 28 — seventh grade orientation, 6 through 7:30 p.m. at Henry County Middle School

  • A science Sleuth

    Gabe Adams, for the third time, attended the “Summer Science Sleuths” program at Duke University in Durham, N.C., from June 13 to 27. Upon completion of the program, he was named a “Hartwell Scholar at Duke” during the graduation ceremony. This year, the students explored and studied the growth characteristics of bacteria, anatomy of the human brain and helped in the rehabilitation of green sea turtles and bottlenosed dophins. Adams is a sophomore at Henry County High School and the son of Jon and Sarah Adams of Bethlehem.

  • Fischer represents HCHS at ag leaders conference

    Henry County High School junior Joseph Fischer recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).
    Fischer and 45 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 21-25 at the University of Kentucky.
    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 14-18 at Murray State University for an additional 48 students.

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  • Shearer, Sarrett participate in Morehead University’s Early College Program

    Morehead State University’s Early College Program held its summer faculty meeting with nearly 75 high school personnel that will participate in the 2015-16 school year. More than 50 high and technical schools offered MSU classes with more than 2,000 high school students participating in the program.
    Among those attending from Henry County were Melissa Shearer and Linda Sarrett.
    Each course offered at the high school has the approximate cost savings of $1,000 per student while also allowing students to graduate from college up to a year sooner.

  • School briefs for July 15

    EKU announces Henry County graduates
    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,826 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2015 semester.
    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 15-16.
    Local EKU graduates include: Candace Ilene Wells, Eminence, Summa Cum Laude, bachelor’s of science in physical education; Mari Kaitlin Palmer, Pendleton, Magna Cum Laude, bachelor’s of science in occupational science; and Macie Shea New, Pleasureville, Summa Cum Laude, bachelor’s of science in occupational science.

  • Roberts earns WKU honors and gets accepted into nursing school program

    Hannah E. Roberts, recipient of the Kelly Jewell Memorial Scholarship and BES Scholarship, was named to Western Kentucky University’s Dean’s List for both the 2014 fall and 2015 spring semesters.
    To make the Dean’s List, student must take at least 12 or more hours of courses while maintaining a 3.5 GPA and above throughout the semester.
    Roberts has also been accepted into the WKU nursing program, to start in fall 2015.

  • School brief 7/1/2015

    Two earn honors at Campbellsville U.

  • Three locals attend Hugh O'Brian Youth seminar

    Three local students representing Henry County and Eminence high schools recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Kentucky Seminar held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond from June 10 to 14.

  • June adult ed prize winner

    Joyce Booth is June’s winner of the monthly Henry County Adult Education drawing. Booth has completed more than 40 hours of work in reading and math.  Her prize choice was a gift basket from Shelby RECC with a gas gift card donated by Dr. Bob Wagoner. The monthly incentive program was created to encourage students to “hang in there” until they meet their goals. Programs offered at the Adult Education Center include: GED classes, college brush up, NCRC employment certification, Para-Educator certification and more.