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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 High School honors senior award winners
  • 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

  • Henry County High School Class of 2017

    Friends and family of the Henry County High School graduates of 2017 packed the school’s gymnasium Friday night for commencement services. Principal Shannon Sageser congratulated the seniors on their accomplishment but also challenged them to ask themselves what their reactions will be with the storms of life to come.  

  • 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.