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Today's News

  • EIS classrooms serve up CoCoA

    For parents who want to break down a student’s grasp of classroom concepts beyond the regular A, B, C grading scale, Eminence Independent Schools has an app for that.
    Educators call the program CoCoA, which is short for the Competency Collector App, according to Larry Jesse, Eminence’s director of technology. It will allow teachers to record a student’s progress and share that information with parents.

  • A real ‘goat-getter’

    Jaycie Heath recently bested her 2012 performance at the Kentucky State Fair, when she won reserve grand champion market goat, by earning the top prize this year.
    While Heath reached the pinnacle in one species of livestock, she’s not ready to stop competing yet.
    The Henry County Future Farmers of America member who’s now attending the University of Kentucky earned the supreme grand champion during this year’s market goat competition.

  • Local Buzz, August 24, 2016

    Church Activities

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will celebrate its Choir Appreciation Day on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. 

    Point Pleasant Christian Church Youth yard/bake sale will be held Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go to the shoebox postage fund.

  • Improvements in special education benefit Ky. students

    Before the mid-1970s, special education in our country’s public schools was all but non-existent. Many students were either outright denied the opportunity to attend because of their disability, or they received inferior instruction if they were able to enroll.

    That, thankfully, began to change in 1975, when Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and required each state to provide appropriate services in this critical area.

  • Public Records, August 24, 2016

    KSP arrests

    Leslie Nation, 36, La Grange — arrested Aug. 16 at Pollitt Circle by Trooper Sturgill for false reporting of an accident and public intoxication

    Natasha Drake, 32, Clarksville, Ind. — arrested Aug. 17 at Interstate 71, 35 mile marker, by Trooper Brewer for a bench warrant

  • Choosing to view the world in a positive light

    I have, at times, been accused of being a Pollyanna. It’s not an overly offensive name to be called, especially in light of the fact I’ve been called much worse.

    As a noun, Pollyanna means “an excessively or blindly optimistic person.” As an adjective, the descriptor takes a bit of a turn, being “unreasonably or illogically optimistic.”

  • Coming Home

     

    The 144th annual Homecoming Parade and Picnic was held Saturday in New Castle. Community members, family and friends enjoyed the time of celebration and reunion. 

  • Warriors rout Raiders in seasson debut

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors’ football team didn’t take long to get new coach Tye Lawson’s tenure off to a good start as they scored on their first possession of the game against Trimble County and went on to win 36-0.

    The Warriors held Trimble County on the first possession of the game and took over on downs at their own 40-yard line.

    Cameron Capps took the first hand off of the season and ran for 14 yards up the middle to set the tone for the rest of the game.

  • Wildcats defeat Carroll

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats golf team traveled to take on Carroll County Aug. 16 and came away with a 168-185 win. Alex Hadden led the way with a 38 followed by Isaac Klempner with a 40. Luke Kent and Will Peyton both shot 45.

    “I was happy with our play against Carroll,” HCHS Coach Ben Roberts said. “The play was a lot slower than we are used to and I thought our kids handled it great. We were able to get a good win over an NCKC team. Considering it was an away match, our kids put up decent scores.

  • Cougars blank Wildcats

    By Greg Woods

    sports@hclocal.com

    According to HCHS football Coach Jason Spencer, the Wildcats’ 14-0 loss to Bullitt Central in the Lincoln County High School Death Valley Bowl was about squandered opportunities.

    The Wildcats took their opening possession all the way to the Cougars’ 15-yard line but could not manage to get those last 15 yards to score early and put the pressure on Bullitt Central.