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  • 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.

  • Bus monitor pleads to sex acts charge

    A former Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) employee entered an Alford plea in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday to resolve the sex abuse charges against her.
    Tara Nutter, who was employed by HCPS as a bus monitor beginning in August of 2015, was accused of engaging in sex acts with an 18-year-old male student. However, the charges did not stem from that relationship, which was allegedly consensual, but from the fact that Nutter and the student engaged in those sex acts while on the school bus where other students under the age of 16 could have witnessed them.

  • Rain holds off long enough for the Derby Hat Parade

    Despite an long stretch of rain that soaked everything during the days leading up to the Kentucky Derby, the precipitation ceased long enough on May 4 for the elementary students at Eminence Indepedent Schools to continue with the tradition of the Derby Hat Parade.