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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Alleged counterfeiter arrested after trying for a second round

    Even as police studied security camera footage that showed the faces of suspects allegedly passing counterfeit bills at the Eminence McDonald’s to identify those involved, one suspect returned to the fast food restaurant May 8 to try again, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.

  • Crowd shows up at board of education to support McMahan

    Despite an outpouring of support from employees, parents and students, the Henry County Board of Education took no action on New Castle Elementary School (NCES) Principal Tara McMahan’s demotion.

  • Owen, several long-time employees retiring from Henry County schools

    Linda Owen’s way to celebrate after retiring from 40 years in education, 34 of them as a history teacher at Henry County Public Schools, includes an epic road trip to Alaska and three western states
    Two years ago, Owen told her sophomore class that when they graduate and leave the school, she will make her exit, too. Owen will leave somewhat regretfully, but acknowledges that after four decades it’s time.

  • Kentucky State Police lay a wreath to remember Trooper Powell

    On Thursday, May 11, Kentucky State Police Post 5 conducted a memorial service for fallen Trooper Delano G. Powell at his burial site at Sulphur Cemetery in Henry County, according to a news release.  
    Present at the service were troopers, detectives and civilian personnel from Post 5, Pastor Michael Duncan who officiated, and friends and family of the fallen trooper including his widow Barbara Teague and his son Stewart Powell.   

  • Henry County Schools honors 2017 graduates

     

    Henry County High School honored its graduating seniors who had earned academic honors and/or scholarships May 9.

  • Library receives $2 million grant for new facility

    Years of planning by Henry County Public Library officials to build a new, larger, modern facility recently paid off by landing a $2 million grant from the state, according to Director Jessica Powell.
    This will allow construction on the $3.3 million, 12,400-square-foot facility on the east side of East Broadway to begin, probably in spring 2018, on property the library board bought five years ago. The grant will pay the debt service on the building for 20 years.

  • Local survivor invited to Oaks

    Along with a special hat that a friend made for her visit to Churchill Downs, Bridgitte Raisor bought a pair of boots to walk in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade Friday.
    Though steady rain made the conditions less than ideal, Raisor took it in characteristic stride. After overcoming invasive ductal carcinoma, breast cancer, her experience confirmed that it’s important to always try to face adversity with positivity.

  • Children eat for free in summer feeding program

    Kentucky State University officials, with help from local partners, hope to feed 400 Henry County youth in a summer feeding program.
    Gidgett Sweazy, director of KSU’s efforts, benefitted from the input from Henry County native Ashley Craigmyle, who’s working with KSU Extension Service, while reaching out to the community about the summer program.
    In the past, the feeding program has stayed on the KSU campus, serving summer camps there, but this time officials wanted to take it on the road to underserved communities.