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Education

  • HCPS grads receive KEES awards

    Five 2016 graduates of Henry County High School have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), according to a news release. To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.
    Local scholars are Sarah Foree, Jaycie Heath, Sophia Hughes, Austin Taylor and Rachel Vegh.

  • Masons encourage attendance

    The Masons of Simpson Lodge 189 in New Castle, shown here with Principal Tara McMahan and counselor Lori Duvall, recently donated several bikes to New Castle Elementary School as an attendance incentive for children for the 2016-2017 school year.

  • Over the summer, Lineman, Vegh enrolled in PEPP Scholars

    From June 15 to July 16, Micah Lineman and Rachel Vegh of Henry County High School attended a highly competitive and very challenging four and a half week academic residential program at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, according to a news release. The class average GPA was 3.89, with an average overall ACT score of 28.3 with an average Science ACT score of 27.9.

  • Kinderstart helps new students make the transition to NCES
  • NCES meet and greet hailed as a success

    New Castle Elementary School held its meet and greet Aug. 1, and Prinicipal Tara McMahan called it a complete success with more than 400 in attendance. “It was a perfect start to the school year,” she said. Students went back to school for the year Aug. 10.

  • Potts’ project helps NCES library
  • School briefs: HCPS sets open houses

    HCPS open houses set for new school year
    Open houses for Henry County Public Schools have been set for the district’s five schools.
    Dates and times include:
    • Campbellsburg Elementary Open House – Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m. for kindergarten, 6 p.m. for all grades
    • Eastern Elementary Open House – Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m. for kindergarten, 7 for all grades
    • New Castle Elementary Meet and Greet – Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. for all grades
    • Henry County Middle School:
    — Sixth-grade Jump Start: Aug. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    — Seventh-grade Orientation: Aug.2 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • School briefs for July 6, 2016

    Several locals achieve honors at UK

    The University of Kentucky has released its dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester.  
    A total of 6,640 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance, including several from Henry County.  

  • School briefs for June 22, 2016

    Three locals make WKU honors list
    Three local residents attending Western Kentucky University recently received recognition in their fields of study, according to information from WKU.
    To make the dean’s list, students need to have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the president’s list have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0.

  • School briefs for June 15, 2016

    Ray will perform as a music ambassador
    One June 25, more than 200 student musicians will gather at the University of Louisville for five days of rehearsal and performances prior to departing to seven European countries for a 16-day tour as Kentucky Ambassadors of Music.
    Among them will be Hayley Ray, of Louisville, who is the daughter of John Nelson II, granddaughter of John and Gwen Nelson and great granddaughter of Martha and McCoy Tarry and LaVerne and J.W. Nelson.