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Today's News

  • EHS students will soon go on an odyssey to Iowa

    Even after his retirement, Steve Metcalfe gets to work with bright, inquisitive students as a coach for the Eminence High School Odyssey of the Mind team, which will soon head to Iowa to compete in the 2018 World Finals.

  • News briefs: Deadline looming for scholarship fund

    Deadline looming for scholarship fund

  • Market glut threatens milk producers

    Kentucky Bluegrass Genetics of Eminence hopes it has found the formula to continue operating its dairy farm as the industry feels the impact of depressed prices and increased competition, according to the farm’s co-owner.
    Recently named the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) Member of Distinction, Mideast region, Lisa Gibson noted her farm has been working hard to diversify its services during a difficult time for milk producers.

  • Growth Project

    More than a dozen 4-H volunteers and two Kentucky Division of Forestry rangers with Dibble bars in hand made short work of planting almost 200 seedlings in the Henry County Recreation and Services Park April 3.
    Members of the Leadership Henry County Class of 2016 used the tree planting part of their community service project as an educational opportunity to teach 4-H youth about forest natural resources.

  • EIS teacher to become an explorer

    An Eminence Elementary School’s geography teacher’s penchant for leafing through National Geographic magazines will soon transport him on a journey of a lifetime.
    The renowned publication and its partner recently chose Donnie Piercey as one of 40 educators from around the world as one of its National Geographic Society and Lindblad Expeditions Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The fellowship comes with a trip south on one of the fleet’s ice-breaker ship to frozen Antarctica.

  • Goodloe moves to the other side of the curtain

    Frank Goodloe III always wanted to sing and act. Now he has the chance to make a difference producing, directing and choreographing Broadway shows as performance and visual arts director for Jewish Community Center’s CenterStage musical theater in Louisville.
    Recently appointed to the new post after holding an interim position, the Henry County native didn’t know whether he would like the “other side of stage” until he stepped in to help after the artistic director left in the middle of last year’s season.

  • News briefs: Main Street to host April 21 benefit for Miller family

    Main Street to host benefit for Millers
    Main Street Café in Pleasureville will host a benefit April 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. to assist the family of Madison Justice Miller with ongoing medical expenses, according to a news release.
    Madison, now nearly 2 years old, was born with a congenital heart defect. Doctors diagnosed her at four days old as having Trisomy 18 – Edwards syndrome, leading to her spending the next 11 months in and out of the hospital.

  • Egg Scramble

    Dozens of children enjoyed a chilly sunny day at the Henry County Recreational Park on Saturday. The Henry County Baptist Association sponsored the inaugural event and contributed more than 4,000 eggs filled with candy and toys. Thirteen churches participated.

     

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  • Grand jury indicts fugitive in March chase

    Even though he remains at large after leading police on a high-speed pursuit March 9, a 26-year-old Smithfield man has been indicted by the Henry County grand jury based on the incident.
    Zachary D. Ethington allegedly fled after Campbellsburg’s police officer, Tony Rucker, got behind a white sedan and turned on his blue lights for an ordinary traffic stop.
    Rucker had noticed that neither the male driver nor the female passenger were wearing their seatbelts at the time.

  • Schools aid homeless students

    Homeless children are everywhere — even in Henry County. Local schools continue trying to make sure their hardships aren’t compounded by those children missing out on class, too.
    Educators say 22 of Henry County Public School young people are homeless, while 93 out of 377 students in Eminence Independent Schools are without fixed, regular and adequate nighttime lodging, the key measure of homeless youth. Once a child is determined homeless, aid kicks in — shelter assistance, clothing and food donations, counseling, job placement for adults and economic education for the families.