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Today's News

  • HCPS members recognized

    Henry County Board of Education members were celebrated at the Jan. 26 meeting in recognition of School Board Appreciation Month. Preschool classes presented each board member with a personalized painted wall plaque depicting the state of the Kentucky, as Danney Chisholm receives his above. Eastern Elementary School Principal Chelsey Tingle, left, handed a personalized basket to each board member. Henry County High Principal Shannon Sageser presented each member with an etched tumbler, created by the school’s engineering class.

  • Sheriff’s office says good-bye to Benham after 19 years of service
  • ‘The Miracle worker’
  • EIS tries a new approach to teacher training

    In an effort to make its compensation more competitive and increase teacher engagement in professional development, Eminence Independent Schools has introduced the concept of micro-credentialing.

  • Dill to sub for Durbin at help center

    Henry County Help Center now has an acting director, by necessity, as the director and founder will undergo surgery Feb. 17, but the mission of the food distribution network will not change, the officials say.
    Tests have confirmed that Director Joe Durbin needs surgery to remove a tumor on the upper lobe of his lung, he said. Doctors discovered the carcinoma by chance after an accident that occurred while Durbin was on a return trip from Dare to Care in Louisville. As Durbin sat at a red light in Shelbyville, another vehicle collided with his.

  • Preston gets 90 days for threatening

    A 23-year-old Pleasureville man accused of attempted murder for allegedly trying to electrocute his girlfriend in the tub pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges Jan. 26, according to Shelby County District Court records.
    Arrested by Shelby County deputies in December, Gregory S. Preston originally faced charges of attempted murder – domestic violence, criminal mischief and unlawful imprisonment.

  • Struck a chord

    A sign composed by Campbellsburg Elementary’s arts and humanities teacher recently struck a chord with country music superstar Garth Brooks.
    Between sessions with her students Jan. 27, Jessica Page carefully crafted a visual song request for her and husband Jake’s favorite, “She’s Every Woman,” that the artist could read from the stage at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.
    “I usually write in script, but I printed this poster so he could see it, and I tried to make it really clean and neat,” she said.

  • HCPS seeks search help for super

    Faced with replacing its superintendent, members of the Henry County Board of Education had three choices – do it themselves, contract with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) to conduct the search, or contract with the Kentucky School Board Administration (KSBA).
    Board members listened to presentations from both organizations and discussed the merits of each option at a special meeting of the board last Thursday. Board member Donnie Tipton was candid with one of the presenters.

  • Don’t overlook the Earned Income, Child tax credits

    Millions of workers could overlook important federal tax benefits because they simply don’t know about them.  
    The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit can make a real difference for workers who are struggling to make ends meet.  
    The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit available to qualifying lower-wage workers and their families.
    Workers earning less than about $50,000 from wages, self-employment or farming in 2016 could qualify.

  • Deadline to enter in the 4-H Communications Program is Feb. 27

    Henry County 4-H will hold its annual Communications Program on March 28, 6 p.m., at the Extension Office.
    Many past 4-H members state that public speaking is a skill learned in 4-H that had the greatest impact on their career success.
    The communications program allows youth the opportunity to explore and develop abilities in public speaking, personal expression and interaction with others. Youth have the chance to participate in speeches, demonstrations and the variety show. Youth can participate in more than one event.