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  • Henry County Conservation District annual meeting

    The Henry County Conservation District Board of Supervisors hosted its Annual Cooperator’s Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Cooperative Extension Building.  The large crowd began the evening with a grilled dinner. Afterward a program consisting of introduction and recognition of persons who are vital to the function of district services, as well as those who benefit from them.

  • Motorcycle accident kills Sulphur woman

    Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg responded to a fatal collision at 9:38 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Trimble County.

    Investigation revealed that Patrick Moore, 27, Sulphur, was operating a motorcycle near the Lions Acres clubhouse on U.S. 421 in Milton when he lost control of the motorcycle in a curve, and crashed into a nearby guardrail. Both Moore and his passenger, Catherine Nicole Straw, also 27 from Sulphur, were thrown from the motorcycle during impact.

  • ‘Final exams on steroids’

    Henry County Public School administrators are enthusiastic about a new testing program that replaces the state’s Commonwealth Accountability Testing System and better helps them track the academic progress of individual students throughout high school.

  • ‘Reading is fun’

    Henry County High School students celebrated “Literacy Week” on Tuesday with a special speaker.

    Sharon Draper – author of the 2010 book “Out of My Mind” – said she tells the story of how she became a writer to students all over the country, hoping to emphasize the importance of reading and literacy and to help young people see “how books are cool.”

  • Edelen, Kemper vie for state auditor

    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.

    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

    Adam Edelen

    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he’s had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • Alcohol sales petitions hit a snag

    A movement aimed at legalizing the sale of liquor by the drink in Henry County and in the city of New Castle may have hit a snag in the form of a state statute.
    County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said Monday that County Clerk

    Juanita Lashley had verified signatures on a petition filed with her office earlier this month. The petition included the required number of eligible signatures needed to put the issue on the ballot there.

  • TELL survey just one of many tools for EIS

    For Eminence High School, results of the TELL Survey  – Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning, administered in the spring by the Kentucky School Board Association – is only one tool to be used when working to make improvements, according to Principal Steve Frommeyer.

    “We are very conscious about constantly trying to improve, regardless of the survey,” he said. “We have had a number of initiatives put in place this year for our school improvement plan,” and none of them were based squarely on the TELL results.

  • Photo ID, addressing requirements separate candidates

    By Stephen Lega
    Landmark News Service

    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.

    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.

  • Committee looking at constable pay

    A committee charged with studying a proposal to pay the county’s constables is expected to present its recommendations at the Oct. 18 Henry County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Mike Robinson, District 2 constable, asked the court at its September meeting to consider paying the constables $1,000 per year to cover fuel expenses incurred when they are out on patrol or called out by dispatchers at Kentucky State Police Post 5 to handle a complaint.

  • A TELLing tool for improvement

    Henry County Public Schools are working to interpret the results of a survey administered last year by the Kentucky School Board Association to teachers statewide and convert the information into ways to improve the educational process.