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  • 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.

  • Denim day - step up to end sexual assault

    March is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Kentucky.  SAAM raises awareness of sexual violence and its prevention through special events, while highlighting sexual violence as a major public health issue and reinforcing the need for prevention efforts.

    The “Sexual Violence: kNOw MORE” campaign provides a great opportunity to get the word out!  The foundation of this campaign is sharing vital information in print and through special awareness activities such as Denim Day.  First, here are just a few of the myth-busting facts everyone should know.

  • Conservation District presents awards program

    The Henry County Conservation District Board of Supervisors co-sponsors each fall with Farm Bureau Federation, a Conservation Art/Writing Contest for all students in the Henry County and Eminence school systems.  On Thursday evening March 12 they hosted an Awards Program for the winners.   The theme of this year’s contest was “Working Trees: Kentucky Renewable Future”.  A large crowd of parents and students enjoyed a cook-out meal and an informative presentation from Steve Graves, Senior Forester from Kentucky Division of Forestry.  He reminded the

  • Doane earns ‘master municipal clerk’ designation

    The City of Eminence now has one of the 615 clerks worldwide who holds a Master Municipal Clerk designation working for them.

    Sandra A. Doane, City Clerk/Treasurer for the City of Eminence recently received her Master Municipal Clerk designation through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. 

    Doane joins a very elite group of clerks in Kentucky becoming only the ninth active clerk in the State of Kentucky who has achieved this prestigious designation by completing all of the master municipal clerk certification requirements.