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Today's News

  • Spanish Speakers

    Many elementary students in Henry County Public Schools have said hola to a new culture as the district’s English as a second language teacher expanded her duties this year.
    After working as the ESL teacher since 2007, Alicia Mantilla now leads half-hour Spanish classes in every elementary grade.

  • Reed takes an Alford plea for Main St. fire

    Just like his co-defendant, Steven Reed entered an Alford guilty plea in an arson case stemming from a fire in July of 2014 that destroyed several buildings along Main Street in downtown Eminence.
    Reed and his mother-in-law Yvonne Dawson were indicted by a Henry County Grand Jury on Oct. 23, 2015, alleging the two “committed the offense of arson in the second degree, a class B felony when with intent to destroy or damage a building, he/she intentionally started a fire at 5209 South Main Street in Eminence.”

  • Legislators consider a statewide ban on smoking at schools

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News

  • ‘God is working’ at Main Street Baptist

    Main Street Baptist Church in New Castle serves as “a place where God is working,” an inspiring place for worshippers, according to the associate pastor.
    The same spiritual desire that led to the creation of the church back in 1801 remains alive today, said Michael Rodgers, associate pastor. At the time, slaves and sharecroppers came together to provide a place to worship, both for themselves and for future generations.

  • College students may need shots

    Whooping cough. Measles. Meningitis. Just hearing these words can strike fear in most any parent or school teacher, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission.
     But it’s not just young school children who are at risk.
    College and university students can also get communicable diseases says Dr. Patty Swiney, a Kentucky family physician and mother who testified alongside House Health and Welfare Chair Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, recently in support of Wuchner’s House Bill 147.

  • Struck a chord

    A sign composed by Campbellsburg Elementary’s arts and humanities teacher recently struck a chord with country music superstar Garth Brooks.
    Between sessions with her students Jan. 27, Jessica Page carefully crafted a visual song request for her and husband Jake’s favorite, “She’s Every Woman,” that the artist could read from the stage at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.
    “I usually write in script, but I printed this poster so he could see it, and I tried to make it really clean and neat,” she said.

  • HCPS seeks search help for super

    Faced with replacing its superintendent, members of the Henry County Board of Education had three choices – do it themselves, contract with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) to conduct the search, or contract with the Kentucky School Board Administration (KSBA).
    Board members listened to presentations from both organizations and discussed the merits of each option at a special meeting of the board last Thursday. Board member Donnie Tipton was candid with one of the presenters.

  • Dill to sub for Durbin at help center

    Henry County Help Center now has an acting director, by necessity, as the director and founder will undergo surgery Feb. 17, but the mission of the food distribution network will not change, the officials say.
    Tests have confirmed that Director Joe Durbin needs surgery to remove a tumor on the upper lobe of his lung, he said. Doctors discovered the carcinoma by chance after an accident that occurred while Durbin was on a return trip from Dare to Care in Louisville. As Durbin sat at a red light in Shelbyville, another vehicle collided with his.

  • Preston gets 90 days for threatening

    A 23-year-old Pleasureville man accused of attempted murder for allegedly trying to electrocute his girlfriend in the tub pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges Jan. 26, according to Shelby County District Court records.
    Arrested by Shelby County deputies in December, Gregory S. Preston originally faced charges of attempted murder – domestic violence, criminal mischief and unlawful imprisonment.

  • Washington Lodge will soon mark an important occasion

    After two years of talking about the historic nature of the Washington Lodge in New Castle, local officials will now move to commemorate the fraternal order’s place in the city.
    Ever since the roof on the Odd Fellow’s building collapsed after a heavy snowstorm in March 2014, many locals including Main Street Manager Jeff Thoke noted it would be a shame to let the circa 1870s structure that’s been occupied by the Washington Lodge since 1886 deteriorate further.