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Education

  • Lyons graduates IWU

    One student from Henry County was among the 1,400 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Aug. 13 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.
    Christina Lyons, 1403 Radcliff Road, Smithfield, graduated with an MSN in primary-care nursing.

  • EIS, HCPS ACT scores improve

    Juniors in both the Eminence Independent and Henry County Public Schools systems performed well enough on the ACT last year to increase the average scores in all subject areas.

    Eminence’s average composite of 20.9 placed it seventh among the state’s districts.

    Additionally, more juniors in both districts met the designated benchmarks for the test’s subject areas — English, math, reading and science — compared to the previous years.

  • Parents, teachers adjusting to new grading system

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN
    Special to the Local
    Two of the three elementary schools in the Henry County School District are changing the way parents will receive information about their children’s progress on report cards.
    Letter grades, used to rate academic success – or lack thereof – for generations of schoolchildren, will be replaced with numbers representing each student’s level of mastery of core subjects, as required by the state Department of Education.

  • Hands that Serve

    Every Friday, countless children leave school and head home not knowing whether or not they’ll have something to eat over the weekend.In 2007, Eminence Independent Schools began addressing that problem with the Backpack Buddies Program. Until last year, no similar program was available in Henry County Public Schools.
    Enter Hands that Serve, Hearts that Care.

  • 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.