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  • Like child’s play

    Preschooler William Denny held his tongue just right to keep his alphabet tower from tumbling to the floor. He thinks he’s just having fun — and he is indeed — but he’s also honing skills he will use throughout his life.

    Besides teaching William his letters, the blocks help him develop balance and patience. The feeling he gets when he pulls his hands away and his creation stands tall is a satisfying sense of accomplishment.

  • Forum panel recommends regional approach

    “If you had to start from scratch... what would you do?”
    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent asked the simple question of four panelists recently during a forum on economic development.

    The response that was repeated most? Work at economic development using a regional approach.

  • KSP, HCSO involved in fatal shooting

    A state police trooper and a Henry County Sheriff’s Department Deputy are on paid administrative leave after being involved in a shooting last week that claimed the life of a Lockport man.

    Lewis Jennings, 24, of Lockport was shot by KSP Trooper Manny Soto and Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Murray early Thursday morning in his home at 641 Sawmill Rd. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard.

  • KSP, HCSD officers involved in fatal shooting

    A Lockport man is dead this morning after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement officers near Bethlehem.

    Lewis Jennings, 25, was fatally shot by Trooper Manny Soto, of Kentucky State Police Post 5, after holding his grandmother, Joyce Jennings, hostage for almost an hour.

    The officers were responding to an 11:54 p.m. domestic disturbance call at 361 Sawmill Road Wednesday.

  • Geotherm proposed for NCES

    As members of the Henry County Board of Education entered New Castle Elementary School for a called meeting last week, they heard a loud and unusual noise.

    Superintendent Tim Abrams told board members that was the sound of the last throes of the school’s cooling tower. He said local HVAC specialist Rick Fox has practically moved in to keep it going. Fox wasn’t comfortable with cleaning the cooling tower at the start of the school year.

  • FFA hosts ‘Animals for Learning’

    Even in a rural county with an agriculture base, many students grow up without a farming background. That often means they have little exposure to farm animals.

    The Future Farmers of America chapter at Henry County High School hopes to change that. The group held the “Animals for Learning” event in the new shop room last Friday at Henry County High School. An exercise in bringing live animals into the learning process was a huge success.

  • Local schools preparing for SB1 changes

    Local high schools are preparing for statewide testing challenges brought about by Senate Bill 1.

    Last week, Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams told his board members that just 25 percent of Henry County High School students who have taken the ACT are ready for college.

  • F3 destroys 2 homes

    As a cold, steady rain fell, Gregg Williams, along with friends and family members began sorting through the twisted, mangled pile that once was his home.

    A chilly wind whipped around them as they pulled clothes, camping gear, guitars and more from the rubble. The remnants of the home scattered east from the home toward a second home, owned by Janet Spies, that also was destroyed.

  • Account set up for tornado victims

    An account has been set up at Farmers Deposit Bank in Eminence to help the families who lost their homes in Monday morning's tornado.

    Donations may be sent to: Eminence Tornado Victims' Account; P.O. Box 126; Eminence, KY; 40019.

    Also, the families need help salvaging what property and personal items they can before more rain arrives. If you are interested in helping, please call Scott McClamroch at (502) 376-5245.

    E-mail us about this article at editor@hclocal.com.

  • Tornado levels two homes in Springhill Estates

    The National Weather Service has verified that an F2/F3 tornado touched down in Eminence's Springhill Estates early Monday morning.

    Part of a line of severe storms that roared through the region, the tornado destroyed two homes and one detached garage, but left nearby homes completely untouched.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Information Officer Trooper Michael Webb, the National Weather Service confirmed the the tornado this morning.