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  • Henry High, Middle get highest marks ever on school report card

    When the Kentucky Department of Education released the school report cards for 2015, it showed big gains at both Henry County High and Middle schools.
    The school report cards show, among other things, how well schools and districts met required performance goals on educational objectives based on results on standardized testing. The state keeps tabs on how well the schools do meeting the “annual measureable objectives,” which go up every year.

  • Substance abuse help starts with SOS for Addictions

    Families facing an addiction crisis need to know where to go for assistance, Kim Hinkel knows from personal experience. To close that informational gap, she took it upon herself to launch a website called SOS for Addictions.
    Though Hinkel admits she’s not a technology expert, she had the idea after seeing a commercial for Angie’s List, a site dedicated to sharing consumer reviews of local businesses.

  • Forging Her Own Way

    Debbie Hinds of Pendleton crafted her own way forward when jewelry sales became common at the art shows where she set up booths. Her lightbulb moment for her new offerings came from her homemade candles.
    The way she makes her Copper Tree Studio candles ensures they appeal to customers both aesthetically as a decorative piece for the home and pleasant for the odors from the essential oils she uses.

  • Stivers will celebrate 100 years on Oct. 14

    Aline Stivers, a resident of Twin Oaks Assisted Living, is just days away from marking a milestone in her life that few ever reach. On Oct. 14, Stivers will turn 100 years old.
    “I didn’t set a goal that I wanted to live to be 100, I’ve just lived each day as it comes and tried to live a good, clean life,” Stivers said. “I’ve never drank and never smoked, neither one. And I’ve always gone to church. I’m still a member down at Bethlehem Baptist. I’m supposed to be the oldest member there now.”

  • School bus cameras to capture passing motorists

    If a motorist passes a Henry County Public Schools bus with the stop arm out, educators will go to the video in order to prosecute the offender.
    District leaders have made the investment to install cameras on the exterior of an undisclosed number of school buses in order to keep students safe, explained Kevin Whitt, transportation director.
    Placed just under the stop arm, the camera captures images of the make and model of the vehicles, the license plates and the drivers who pass when the flashing red lights are on and the stop sign is out.

  • Magistrates add temporary housing clause in 1st read

    Language inserted into a planning and zoning proposal will allow county residents to temporarily live in a camper or recreational vehicle while they build a new house, based on a discussion at the Sept. 20 Henry County Fiscal Court meeting.
    The magistrates split even after adding compromise language to the proposal meant to keep residents from living in substandard housing. This required Judge-Executive John Logan Brent to cast the deciding vote at the fiscal court meeting.

  • Her business is in the bag

    Each time Lois Stickler relocated her sewing career zipped in a different direction. After moving to Henry County in 2014, she’s got her new business in the bag.
    Stickler and husband Jeffrey decided to buy a Dutch colonial home north of New Castle after he retired from his job at MetLife in New York City, when the company wanted him to work from a Florida office.
    Rather than stay with the company, the Sticklers decided it was time to be closer to their son who lives in Ballardsville and runs his own construction company.

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  • News briefs for Sept. 28, 2016

    Conference to focus on meaning of gospel
    New Castle Christian Church, in partnership with other local churches, will host the Recover Conference Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend the conference, and it is open to all.
    “Essentially, the idea behind the conference is the church in America has largely lost its understanding of the Bible, and we’re trying to recover an understanding of what the Bible actually teaches,” according to New Castle Christian’s pastor, Trask Murphy, who is an organizer of the conference.