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Education

  • Students start a chain reaction

    During her brief life, Rachel Scott was devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of others.

    On April 20, 1999, Scott became the first victim of what was then the deadliest school shooting in America at Columbine High School in Colorado.

    After her death, Scott’s family picked up her goal of having a positive impact, and created Rachel’s Challenge.
    At Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools last week, students were presented with Scott’s story, and Rachel’s Challenge.

  • Wee Warriors program will remain for 2011-12

    Special to the Local

    The Wee Warriors afterschool program in Eminence will proceed for the 2011-12 school year.

    “We believe it’s a valuable program,” Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Buddy Berry said Monday.
    Lack of funding and low enrollment has put the decade-old program in jeopardy, but Berry said the board opted last week to continue the program.

    At its peak, the program had about 50 children, Berry said. This year, only 25 children are enrolled.

  • Jeffrey Peak honored

    Jeffrey Peak (left) was honored as a new CPA at the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants Spring Awards Banquet April 11. The oath of Kentucky CPA was administered by Cheryl Laloned (right). Jeffrey’s parents are Gregg and Suzanne Peak of Owenton; grandparents are Jesse and Evelyn Bourne of Owenton and Hugh and Mable Peak of Shelbyville.

  • Sarah Peak honored

    Sarah Peak (center) was recognized at the University Scholars Assembly of Eastern Kentucky University for the top award in the outstanding graduate thesis category. Also pictured are Dr. Jerry Pogatshnik (left) dean of the graduate school, and Dr. Nathan Tice (right) her thesis adviser. Sarah’s parents are Gregg and Suzanne Peak of Owenton; grandparents are Jesse and Evelyn Bourne of Owenton and Hugh and Mable Peak of Shelbyville.

  • EHS Grads enter art fair

    Submitted by LeeAnn Armstrong

    Three Eminence graduates who took part in the Shelbyville Art Fair and were honored for their work on July 28. Jesse Loaring, left, won 2nd place, and will be attending Jefferson Community College. Shane Armstrong, center, won the grand prize with his Michael Jackson themed artwork. Kaelin Wright’s self portrait won a first place award.

  • Families petition for bus service

    Families living on one of Henry County’s remote roads have petitioned the Henry County Board of Education for bus service for their children.
    In July, Jessie Decker presented a petition with 13 signatures on it to the board, in hopes that bus service would return to LeCompte’s Bottom Road. Many of the signees wrote “I pay school tax,” in the comment area next to their name and address.
    “Whereas we pay school taxes, we feel that we’re being discriminated against,” Decker said in a July phone call to the Local.

  • Graduation rates a mixed bag in Henry County

    According to a new federal formula for determining graduation rates, Henry County’s two school districts are on both sides of the state average.

  • New Castle Elementary ‘looks like a new building’

    When New Castle Elementary School students head back to school today, they’ll walk into a building that’s practically new.

    “What kids are going to see when they come back is new tile flooring throughout the hallways and cafeteria, new paint on all the classroom walls, new ceilings and lighting throughout the entire building,” Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams said. “It’s much brighter... but that does not complete the project.”

  • Embry James Stivers

    Embry James Stivers celebrated his first birthday with a Winnie the Pooh party at his home on April 13, 2011. Parents are Steven and Belinda Stivers of Campbellsburg.

    He has two older brothers, Avery and Gentry Stivers.

    Grandparents are Charles and Louise Walling of Pleasureville and Gary and Janice Stivers of Campbellsburg.

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