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  • Alcohol sales petition hits goal

    If Roger Hartlage has his way, registered voters in Henry County will have the opportunity to say yes or no to a plan to amend the county’s alcohol laws.

    The magistrate, who represents District 2 on Fiscal Court, has been helping to collect signatures for a petition to put the issue of by-the-drink alcohol sales on the ballot. That would change Henry to a “moist” county, meaning alcohol sales are limited to only a specific class of restaurants.

  • EIS, HCPS fail to make all NCLB goals

    According to data released Tuesday morning, just 42.6 percent of the state’s school districts met all of their NCLB goals. Neither Henry County Public nor Eminence Independent Schools were among those schools.

    Both districts failed to meet all of their NCLB goals; EIS met six of 10, while HCPS met eight of its 13 goals.

    While EIS fell short on meeting any of its math goal – as well as failing to meeting the math and reading goals for students on free/reduced lunch, HCPS failed to meet its reading goals.

  • HC Animal Clinic makes history

    When researchers in Australia were developing what would become adipose stem cell therapy, they tested the procedure on goats.

    And since introducing the procedure to the world, it’s been used to repair tissue damage in a wide variety of animals: cats, dogs, horses, even camels and a parrot.

    Earlier this year, Dr. Clark Slone and the Henry County Animal Clinic used the procedure to treat the arthritic knees of Mongo the dog — who now gets along better than he has in years.

  • Coach: Ricketts has strong chance of making state tourney

    Heading into Tuesday’s NCKC tournament, the Henry County High School boys’ golf team was coming off of a loss to Owen and Shelby County.

  • $150k animal shelter grant awarded

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Landmark News Service

    The approval of a state grant for $150,000 for the animal shelter proposed jointly by the fiscal courts of both Trimble and Henry counties has put the project on the fast track toward completion.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent confirmed Tuesday morning that the counties had received the $150,000 grant through the Animal Control Advisory Board, a division of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • HCPS takes .32% tax increase

    After years of taking the state-allowed four-percent tax increase, the Henry County Board of Education voted Aug. 25 to accept the compensating tax increase – one which would generate the same amount of revenue as last year, and would not substantially raise taxes on county property owners.

  • EIS, HCPS ACT scores improve

    Juniors in both the Eminence Independent and Henry County Public Schools systems performed well enough on the ACT last year to increase the average scores in all subject areas.

    Eminence’s average composite of 20.9 placed it seventh among the state’s districts.

    Additionally, more juniors in both districts met the designated benchmarks for the test’s subject areas — English, math, reading and science — compared to the previous years.

  • Parents, teachers adjusting to new grading system

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN
    Special to the Local
    Two of the three elementary schools in the Henry County School District are changing the way parents will receive information about their children’s progress on report cards.
    Letter grades, used to rate academic success – or lack thereof – for generations of schoolchildren, will be replaced with numbers representing each student’s level of mastery of core subjects, as required by the state Department of Education.

  • For small churches, upkeep is costly

    When times are tight economically, most families will do what they can to cut spending so they can afford the necessities.

    Jeff Bramel, pastor of Pleasureville United Methodist Church, said sometimes hard times will force families to stop tithing, making a bad economy even worse for smaller churches like his.

  • Bank warns residents of phone scam

    A new phone scam has worked its way into Henry County, and its after your debit card number.

    Carroll Yates, President of Farmer’s Deposit Bank in Eminence, said his bank received one call Monday during business hours, and then several more after business hours about an automated call some customers — and non-customers — received.

    The source number for the automated call has varied, with one customer reporting that the caller ID showed their own phone number calling. Another reported a phone number out of Bedford, Texas.