• A distinguished rating is music to the Henry County band’s ears

    The Henry County School Band large ensemble earned a distinguished rating March15 at the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) for the region five festival, held at North Oldham High School.
    The bands at the recent festival didn’t compete against one another. The HCHS musicians competed against themselves, vying for distinguished standing, according to HCHS Band Director Chip Anderson. Achievement is either surpassing the band’s previous rating or retaining the high quality already achieved.

  • Campbellsburg students try to catch leprechauns for St. Patty’s Day

    Campbellsburg Elementary kindergarteners engineered traps to capture the elusive leprechaun on Friday. Students, including Tucker Tingle and Xander Rahm, at left, who worked together, under the guidance of teacher Megan Hook, decided what materials to use, solved problems, worked together in teams and used creativity to make the traps. But when the students got to school Monday morning and checked the traps, no leprechauns were caught.

  • 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.