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Today's News

  • Even in the busiest part of season, scout out your fields

    Every year during late spring and early summer, I receive numerous questions about plant disease and insect damage.
    These calls can be anything from brown rot on grapes to alfalfa weevil control and everything in between.
    Probably eight out of 10 calls, my first question will be, “When did you start noticing this problem?” and usually the answer will be “Today!”
    By looking at the plant sample, it is clear that the problem has been happening for weeks.

  • Henry Countians earn ribbons at annual Extension Homemakers meeting

    The Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association (KEHA) convened at the Owensboro Convention Center May 1 through 4 for their 84th annual meeting.  More than 550 attendees from across the state took part in the four-day meeting that focused on “Mapping Our Future.”
    The annual state meeting provides a time for celebration, recognition, learning and fun.  
    Attendees participated in educational seminars addressing topics ranging from food fads to photography to leadership development.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Local author pens undersea fantasy

    By Glen Jennings
    Landmark News Service

  • 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.

  • ‘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