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  • Minigrants strengthen personalized learning at Henry schools

    Fifteen teachers in Henry County spent last year working on strategies to give each student a voice and a choice in how they learn. As they return to their classrooms, they are armed with new resources to zero in on what works, according to a news release from the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative.

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  • Turning up the volume on recycling

    Many people who had been stumped about how to get rid of their large, old television sets took advantage of Eminence Speaker’s community electronics recycling event.
    With the electronics company ramping up its own recycling program, company officials decided to open participation to the community a service by allowing residents to dispose of a wide range of electronic items with the Sept. 15 event.

  • Area Republicans gather in support of party
  • Always a pleasure to be in Pleasureville


    The town of Pleasureville celebrated its annual Pleasureville Day Saturday, offering city-wide yard sales, booths, food, a parade, live music and a street dance.

  • Henry County Diabetes walk sees healthy crowd
  • Dollar General literacy grant will help fund ‘Boot Camp’ at Eminence

    Eminence Middle School students can earn stripes by participating in a year-long reading “boot camp,” according to school library media specialist Dena Riley.
    Armed with $3,000 in funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to stock up on supplies, the boot camp program will target both students and their families, she said.

  • Church hopes to grow with Sept. 26 event

    Turners Station Baptist Church members want to revitalize their congregation and their building and take on local mission outreach. First, the church will reintroduce itself to the wider Henry County community with a special event Sept. 26 off Hwy. 55.
    Established in 1876, membership in the Baptist church rose and fell with the fortunes of Turners Station. But with stability in the pulpit, church member and an organizer of the Fall Fellowship event Johnny Doll says it’s time to rebuild the congregation and its involvement in the life of the community.

  • Mobile Mission

    As about a million bike enthusiasts converged on the recent Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota, Pastor Tommy Purvis shared his personal message of hope with hundreds of attendees there.
    While he said reputed thugs known as “1 Percenters” worked to recruit new members nearby, Purvis joined with other missionaries and the many thousands of people who stopped in the tent and signed up for a free Harley Davidson giveaway, organized by the Dakota Baptist Convention, he said. Attendees only had to listen for three minutes to a message to qualify for the drawing.

  • Crouch submits Alford plea

    Kevin L. Crouch, 41 of Pendleton, entered an Alford plea in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday.
    Crouch, who was originally charged with two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree against a victim under the age of 12, pleaded to an amended charge of wanton endangerment, first degree.