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  • Eminence to change schedule, adding two periods each day

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence High School soon will change its schedule, from five periods to seven, beginning with the fall 2009 semester.

    “We are very excited about the new master schedule,” EHS principal  said. “We are actually offering more choices, not less.”

    Class length will decrease from 80 minutes to 57 minutes. Frommeyer explained students received a double block of mathematics and language arts under the five-period policy.

  • Aldridge says he’s staying put

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Don Aldridge said he isn’t going anywhere.

    His statement was in response to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader listing Aldridge as one of five finalists for the Clark County Public Schools Superintendent.

    Aldridge said he sent out a few resumes recently. “I told the board two months ago I was going to interview for positions,” he said. “You have to keep those interview skills sharp.”

  • Hillz isn’t hollerin’

    General Manager

    A popular, but troubled, recreation park in Henry County has been closed — again.

    Hillz-N-Hollarz, an off road vehicle park in the Lockport area, was shut down in March after a meeting of the Henry County Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments, where the board reviewed the park’s conditional use permit.

  • Scholastic audit reveals deficiencies

    Staff writer/photographer

    Superintendent Tim Abrams told the Henry County Public Schools board the Kentucky Department of Education recently conducted a scholastic audit of Henry County High School.

    He said the audit contained 88 indicators of success graded on a one to four scale.

    “Nobody gets a four,” he said. “Three is fully functional.” Abrams said a score of two indicates that programs have been implemented and developed but still need improvement. A one means no improvement has been made.

  • Four Henry County residents nabbed in ‘Operation Spring Clean Up’

    Landmark News Service

    Local law enforcement had their own version of spring cleaning Friday morning, March 20, rounding up 17 of 26 individuals indicted recently by a Carroll County grand jury for drug trafficking.

    Four Henry County residents — Jeffrey Roberts, 20, New Castle; Yvonne Dawson, 57, Pendleton; Zackory Johnson, 19, Smithfield; and Duran Towles, 20, Pendleton — were arrested; each was lodged in the Carroll County Regional Detention Center.

  • Eminence, EIS to discuss community center ownership

    General Manager

    Months after it was first suggested by an outgoing city council member, the City of Eminence might consider giving control of the Eminence Community Life Center to the Eminence Independent Schools district.

  • ON THE RUN

    Landmark News Service

    Three Indiana prisoners remain on the loose after leading authorities into Kentucky.

    In Carroll County, men were beaten and tied up Monday, March 23, in a home on Kentucky 36 East, just south of Interstate 71.

    Their attackers are believed to be the three men who escaped Friday morning from Branchville Correctional Facility in Tell City, Ind.

  • Gardening on the rise as grocery budgets shrink

    Staff writer/photographer

    Last summer the regulars at the senior center in New Castle grew six hearty tomato plants just outside the center’s back door. The seniors tended the bright red beauties and enjoyed their flavor on salads and sandwiches.

    Whether it’s six tomato plants or a half-acre garden, backyard produce may offer a safe, abundant, relatively inexpensive alternative to supermarket fruits and vegetables.

  • Music seen as critical to education

    Staff writer/photographer

    Russell Cooper, director of vocal music and theater is giving the students of Henry County middle and high schools something to sing about.

    The choral program is on an upswing after declining numbers and little participation in the past.

    Cooper has 20 students in seventh grade chorus, 18 in eighth grade chorus and 21 in high school chorus. “It’s up from 12 in high school last year,” he said.

  • Dead animal removal continues

    General Manager

    After an unexpected halt, dead animal removal in Henry County has resumed.

    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said Monday afternoon that Warsaw-based Harmon Brothers is available to pick up dead animals, a service previously provided by Shelbyville-based Nation Brothers.