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Today's News

  • HCPS chooses Price as new superintendent

    Back in Henry County Public Schools for a year after two decades away, Terry Price recently became the board of education’s choice to fill the vacancy left by retiring Superintendent Tim Abrams.
    Being hired in 2016 as assistant superintendent marked Price’s return. He began his career in 1989 as a sixth grade teacher at Eastern for five years and then moved to the Henry County Middle School to teach literature and English. His year as assistant superintendent followed 20 years in administration in Bullitt County schools.

  • ‘Heart and Vision’

    When Steve Metcalfe retires after 23 years of teaching middle school science at Eminence Independent Schools, he’ll gladly leave behind standardized testing and grades. But he’ll continue to help the students with projects that benefit the community.
    Because of retirement rules, Metcalfe has to stay away from the school for 100 days, some of which he’ll kill with a long-awaited trip to New Zealand.

  • Eminence celebrates Mason’s 100th

    The fact that William Mason spent time on his 100th birthday May 19 delivering for Meals on Wheels — part of his volunteerism for years — sums up a lot about the centenarian’s life.
    His daughter Dorothy Mason Few described her father as showing love through doing.

  • Henry County Public Library has a busy summer planned

    The Henry County Public Library will offer more activities during the Summer Learning Program than ever before while children take their school break, according to information from the library.
    Some highlights of the activities include:

    • Summer Learning

  • Full summer feeding program schedule announced

    The Summer Feeding Program will begin at the Henry County Public Library and the Campbellsburg Community Center May 30, according to feeding program Director Gidgett Sweazy.
    Feeding will begin at the other sites on May 31. These include the United Methodist Church in Pleasureville, the First Baptist Church in New Castle and the Lockport Baptist Church.
    The summer feeding program is open to those aged 2 through 18 years old. The feeding program will operate Monday through Friday until Aug. 4, with the exception of July 3 and 4, she said.

  • Finnell named Kentucky Substitute Teacher of 2017

    Kelly Educational Staffing (KES) recently selected Dawn Finnell as the 2017 Kentucky Substitute Teacher of the Year for her time working at Henry County Middle School, according to a news release.
    The company known for supplying workers, through its specialty education arm, recognized Finnell “for outstanding performance and service” as a KES substitute teacher.

  • Local author pens undersea fantasy

    By Glen Jennings
    Landmark News Service

  • Bear sighting prompts warning for homeowners to hide food

    Bears range far and wide looking for food, which appears to now include a front porch in Smithfield, according to two area residents.
    Ken Potts reports that his wife saw a bear on their stoop at approximately 9:15 p.m. on May 11, where it was apparently interested in eating the cat food left there. The animal ran off when the porch light went on and the door opened.
    Potts called his neighbor and friend, Danny Stivers, over, and he photographed the damp paw prints left on the dry wooden porch.

  • Bus monitor pleads to sex acts charge

    A former Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) employee entered an Alford plea in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday to resolve the sex abuse charges against her.
    Tara Nutter, who was employed by HCPS as a bus monitor beginning in August of 2015, was accused of engaging in sex acts with an 18-year-old male student. However, the charges did not stem from that relationship, which was allegedly consensual, but from the fact that Nutter and the student engaged in those sex acts while on the school bus where other students under the age of 16 could have witnessed them.

  • Exporting libraries

    Having never seen a library while living in India, an Eminence businessman launched his own effort to bring these book repositories to his hometown school.
    In an inspirational talk to fifth-graders at Eminence Independent Schools, Bhupendra “Bill” Patel, who runs such local businesses as Country Boys, Subway and Country Express with brother Mike, told the students he wants to share the advantages that libraries provide with people back home.