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Education

  • Earns Google certification

    Bo McGehee, a junior at Henry County High School, has become the first student to be named a Google Level I Certified Educator. “Typically teachers get to show they know how to use Google apps for instruction in the classroom,” said HCPS Chief Information Officer Nikkol Bauer, but McGehee’s teachers encouraged him to pursue the certification. McGehee hopes to earn additional technology certifications during his senior year, then plans to attend college to pursue a degree in engineering.

  • Teeth need love too

    A “sweet tooth” brought some “floss-some” valentines and toothbrushes to
    Eminence Elementary students on Valentine’s Day for Dental Health Month, according to educators.

  • Adult education and career services are available to locals

    The services and programs of the Kentucky Career Center, Adult Education, Kentucky Career Youth Center and Work and Learn are available to Henry and Shelby County residents who have employment and/or work needs, according to a news release from Henry County Adult Education. They provide a wide range of services that are all free.  
    Together, these programs provide career advice on getting a job or a better paying job.  

  • School briefs for Feb. 22, 2017

    Several locals make the UK dean’s list
    Students from Henry County to make the University of Kentucky dean’s list included Sydney L. Abrams, Sean McCoy Adams, Kelley Rose Berry, Jacob K. Buckley, Heather Ryann Calhoun, Kennedy Anne Fitzgerald, Luke Crimmins Gardiner, Ryan Mitchell Gidzinski, Jennifer C. Harney, Matthew Wayne Hasty, Jaycie Cheyanne Heath, Kaylee Rae Kroyer, Harold E. Shoop III, Lexington Mary Souers, Tiffany Nicole Thomas, Rachel Lorraine Vegh, Charles Bradley West and Lauren Nicole Wood, according to information from UK.

  • School briefs for Feb. 15, 2017

    Smith graduates Summa Cum Laude

    Fleet Smith graduated from Kent State University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, according to a news release. Smith is among nearly 3,000 students who received bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, associate and educational specialist degrees during Kent State’s 2016 Fall Commencement ceremony.

    Howard earns honors at Centre College

  • Eminence students tee off in golf club
  • Eminence First-graders tell who they melt for in book launch
  • New Castle Elementary School earns Energy Star certification

    New Castle Elementary School has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA, according to a news release from the federal agency.

  • HCPS members recognized

    Henry County Board of Education members were celebrated at the Jan. 26 meeting in recognition of School Board Appreciation Month. Preschool classes presented each board member with a personalized painted wall plaque depicting the state of the Kentucky, as Danney Chisholm receives his above. Eastern Elementary School Principal Chelsey Tingle, left, handed a personalized basket to each board member. Henry County High Principal Shannon Sageser presented each member with an etched tumbler, created by the school’s engineering class.

  • School briefs for Feb. 8, 2017

    Webb earns honors at Campbellsville
    Courtney Paige Webb of New Castle, a freshman at Campbellsville University, has been named to the spring dean’s list, according to information from the school.