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  • News briefs: DAVA members appointed to state

    DAVA members appointed to state
    Local members of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary have stepped up in state and district leadership positions, according to a DAVA news release. Linda Noel was recently elected as Kentucky DAVA First Junior Vice Commander.  In her new position, Noel will spearhead the state organization’s legislative activities in support of all veterans.

  • Men’s Health Fair set for Aug. 8 in Shelby

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, part of KentuckyOne Health, will hold its 15th annual Men’s Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon at the hospital located at 727 Hospital Drive in Shelbyville.  While walk-ins are accepted, men are encouraged to schedule an appointment.

  • New HCPS school resource officer named

    What once was a controversial move by school districts across the country is now an expectation of foundational school safety.
    “It used to be people asked why we needed an officer in school,” said Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams. “Now people would question us if we didn’t have an officer on staff.”

  • Curtsinger takes on new EIS job

    The woman many kids at Eminence Elementary School referred to as Gus’ mom the teacher last school year will now be known as Gus’ mom the assistant principal.
    Sherry Curtsinger’s youngest son was a kindergarten student last year. When she taught in his classroom, she gained the moniker and it caught on throughout the school. She’s called by many names — Mom, teacher, coach. Curtsinger gains a new title this year, assistant principal of Eminence Elementary School.

  • Creative Urge

    Kendra Douglas has shaped and molded the grief from the loss of her father into an intense period of artistic creation.
    Her father was Dewayne Douglas, a long-time teacher and coach at Eminence Independent Schools, also known as Coach D. She stood by his casket for seven hours while 2,500 people came to pay their respects and bid him farewell.
    “When my father passed away, it was incredibly moving the way the town responded to his loss,” she said.

  • Schools restart in August

    Students returning to Henry County and Eminence schools this fall will find a few changes happened during their summer vacations.
    Work continues on building a new wing on Eminence Independent Schools, the former KFC got torn down and the district acquired the old DeliPlus strip mall.
    Nine Henry County students will attend the newly opened iLead Academy, the regional school focusing on math and technology skills through project-based learning. The Henry County Board of Education named Randy Hartford as the new school resource officer at the high school.

  • A harvest of another kind

    One potential attraction to Saturday’s Henry County Harvest Showcase includes the haircut and beard trim that Henry County Help Center Director Joe Durbin will submit to at 2 p.m. as part of a successful fundraising campaign for the non-profit food pantry. Organizers set goals of trimming Durbin’s full beard if donors gave $5,000 and cutting his long hair if donors came up with another $5,000. Both goals have been surpassed. As a bonus, Help Center supporter Charles Clark has volunteered for a shave and a haircut at the showcase, too.

  • Friends For Michael poker Run

    On Saturday morning Friends for Michael held their sixth annual poker run, which started at Henry Christian Church outside of New Castle in Eminence and finished at Scriber’s Station after a two-hour ride through Owen County, Frankfort and Shelbyville.

  • Rotary welcomes new officers

    Jeff Miniard of Cedar Lake Lodge served as president of Eminence Rotary for the 2014-2015 year. At the July 6 meeting, Terry Johnson presented Jeff with a plague for his past year of service. The club honored and thanked Jeff not only for his service, but for the countless hours he put into this position during the year. Above, at the July 6 Eminence Rotary Club meeting, Jill Fallis, incoming president for 2015-2016 and Mike Patel, incoming president-elect for 2016-2017 were inducted into their new positions.

  • News briefs: DAVA earns state commendations

    DAVA earns state commendations
    At the Kentucky DAVA State Convention, Henry County Unit 155 was recognized for having the third largest percentage of membership growth of all units within the entire state of Kentucky.