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Today's News

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • Historical Society welcomes community to its new location
  • 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.

  • Local Buzz, May 17, 2017

    Church Activities

    Point Pleasant Christian Church has set a fish fry and special music as a youth fundraiser for a mission trip on May 20 at 6:30 p.m. It will feature Pastor Cory Murashige of New Castle Methodist and Chip and Katie Anderson. 

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held at the Antioch Baptist Church, 4247 US Hwy 421 S. in Bedford, 7 p.m., Thursday, June 1.

    Community Events

  • Public Records, May 17, 2017

    Circuit Court Arraignments May 2017

    Shane A. Sullivan – pleaded guilty on a Rocket Docket case to possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine) 

  • Kentucky tweaks education

    Education has come a long way in Kentucky over the past 30 years. Much of our progress began with the 1990 passage of KERA or the Kentucky Education Reform Act, which improved funding for K-12 education statewide from the mountains to the Mississippi. Today, that progress is seen in school facility improvements, better test scores, and a better educated Kentucky.

  • What happens in the interim

    Over a month has passed since the conclusion of the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly but my work as your senator has not slowed. Between answering your well thought-out letters and phone calls, I have been visiting with constituents in our district and listening to your concerns and preparing to discuss many of those topics during the interim.

  • App eliminates distractions while driving

    Distracted driving killed about 3,330 people in 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each day in the United States alone, eight people die and 1,161 sustain injuries due to a wreck involving a distracted driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

    But Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard hopes that while technology has contributed to the distractions, an app can also make the roads safer. Especially if it can be loaded onto the phones of young people who have less experience behind the wheel.

  • Henry County Schools honors 2017 graduates

     

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