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  • EIS puts in bid on DeliPlus

    In the midst of an historic renovation, Eminence Independent Schools received new information that might drastically change its scope of work for one aspect of the project.
    Recently, EIS Superintendent Buddy Berry learned the proposed 2,200 square-foot expansion and renovation of the Warrior Activity Center would require the installation of a firewall to the tune of an additional $50,000.
    “There are unforeseen parts of a job,” Berry said. “Change orders like that happen.”

  • DAVA Elects new officers
  • KSP Honors Lyell

    La Grange resident Whitney Lyell (center) received a valedictorian certificate from Kentucky State Police Lt. Col. Brad Bates (right) and Law Enforcement Training Instructor Jason Long (left) during graduation ceremonies for the sixth class of the KSP Telecommunications Academy in Frankfort on May 22. A telecommunicator at KSP 5 in Campbellsburg, Lyell completed the six-week course with an overall grade point average of 99 percent. She is the daughter of Darrel and Cami Lyell of Sulphur.

  • Patriotic Festival to honor WWII vets

    Though the New Castle Patriotic Festival will offer a parade, food, arts, crafts and music on June 13, the real attraction will be the 25 World War II veterans in attendance.
    Organizers hope that people will come out and use the opportunity to honor these veterans on this 70th anniversary year of the end of the second World War, according to Jeff Thoke, New Castle’s Main Street manager and one of the festival’s organizers.

  • Primary outcome unchanged

    Henry County vote totals did not change during a recanvass requested by two statewide candidates in close Primary Election races.
    Henry County Board of Elections officials and interested onlookers gathered in the office of Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer May 28 to watch the recanvass in two races from the May 19 primary election for Kentucky governor and commissioner of the agriculture.

  • Animals for Learning held at Henry High

    Henry County High School agriculture students in grades 9 through 11 became the teachers when they presented information from their own projects to sixth-graders from the middle school at Animals for Learning on May 29. According to ag teacher Lindsey Davie, her students must have a project with an animal at home. The ag students set up 1.5-minute presentations with horses, dogs, chickens, turtles, goats and more. Each of the stations posed a simple question to the sixth-graders, such as how many eggs can a chicken lay a year, or how many babies can a rabbit have?

  • Saying good-bye to Eminence High
  • Veterans honored with Memorial Day service

    On Memorial Day, the Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary presented a program to honor those who had served in our country’s military. Rain moved the program from the Courthouse Lawn to the New Castle United Methodist Church, but the program itself moved the hearts of those who attended.

  • We Care holds sign-ups May 28

    A representative of the We Care energy-saving program through LG&E and KU will sign-up those eligible for assistance at the Henry County Help Center May 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    We Care offers weatherization and conservation advice at no cost to those who qualify, according to information from the program.
    Energy conservation efforts can include air and duct sealing and insulation; attic and wall insulation; water heater insulating jackets; energy-efficient water devices; heating and central air conditioning tune-ups; and more.
    Those eligible include:

  • Henry County’s Biggest Loser produces lots of winners

    Henry County’s Biggest Loser went through a make-over during it’s eighth season, according to a news release from community organizer Mona Huff.
    Based on the popular television show about weight control, Biggest Loser found success in helping participants take off many pounds, only to gain weight back later.
    So, organizers made the decision to change the focus from weight loss to focus on learning healthy lifestyles, the news release said. Losing pounds might be slower, but the end results would be more beneficial over the long term.