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  • ‘Heart and Vision’

    When Steve Metcalfe retires after 23 years of teaching middle school science at Eminence Independent Schools, he’ll gladly leave behind standardized testing and grades. But he’ll continue to help the students with projects that benefit the community.
    Because of retirement rules, Metcalfe has to stay away from the school for 100 days, some of which he’ll kill with a long-awaited trip to New Zealand.

  • HCPS chooses Price as new superintendent

    Back in Henry County Public Schools for a year after two decades away, Terry Price recently became the board of education’s choice to fill the vacancy left by retiring Superintendent Tim Abrams.
    Being hired in 2016 as assistant superintendent marked Price’s return. He began his career in 1989 as a sixth grade teacher at Eastern for five years and then moved to the Henry County Middle School to teach literature and English. His year as assistant superintendent followed 20 years in administration in Bullitt County schools.

  • Historical Society welcomes community to its new location
  • Crowd shows up at board of education to support McMahan

    Despite an outpouring of support from employees, parents and students, the Henry County Board of Education took no action on New Castle Elementary School (NCES) Principal Tara McMahan’s demotion.

  • Henry County Schools honors 2017 graduates

     

    Henry County High School honored its graduating seniors who had earned academic honors and/or scholarships May 9.

  • Kentucky State Police lay a wreath to remember Trooper Powell

    On Thursday, May 11, Kentucky State Police Post 5 conducted a memorial service for fallen Trooper Delano G. Powell at his burial site at Sulphur Cemetery in Henry County, according to a news release.  
    Present at the service were troopers, detectives and civilian personnel from Post 5, Pastor Michael Duncan who officiated, and friends and family of the fallen trooper including his widow Barbara Teague and his son Stewart Powell.   

  • Bear sighting prompts warning for homeowners to hide food

    Bears range far and wide looking for food, which appears to now include a front porch in Smithfield, according to two area residents.
    Ken Potts reports that his wife saw a bear on their stoop at approximately 9:15 p.m. on May 11, where it was apparently interested in eating the cat food left there. The animal ran off when the porch light went on and the door opened.
    Potts called his neighbor and friend, Danny Stivers, over, and he photographed the damp paw prints left on the dry wooden porch.

  • Owen, several long-time employees retiring from Henry County schools

    Linda Owen’s way to celebrate after retiring from 40 years in education, 34 of them as a history teacher at Henry County Public Schools, includes an epic road trip to Alaska and three western states
    Two years ago, Owen told her sophomore class that when they graduate and leave the school, she will make her exit, too. Owen will leave somewhat regretfully, but acknowledges that after four decades it’s time.

  • Exporting libraries

    Having never seen a library while living in India, an Eminence businessman launched his own effort to bring these book repositories to his hometown school.
    In an inspirational talk to fifth-graders at Eminence Independent Schools, Bhupendra “Bill” Patel, who runs such local businesses as Country Boys, Subway and Country Express with brother Mike, told the students he wants to share the advantages that libraries provide with people back home.

  • Alleged counterfeiter arrested after trying for a second round

    Even as police studied security camera footage that showed the faces of suspects allegedly passing counterfeit bills at the Eminence McDonald’s to identify those involved, one suspect returned to the fast food restaurant May 8 to try again, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.