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Today's News

  • iLead Academy students can now take the Nursing Career Pathway

    The Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC) and its member school districts in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen, and Trimble Counties came together two years ago in an unprecedented, collaborative effort to create iLEAD Academy.  As Kentucky’s first regional high school, iLEAD vastly increases students’ access to career pathways leading to work in the region’s highest demand, highest wage occupations.   

  • Leadership Henry County project to provide park more tree cover

    The latest Leadership Henry County project will continue to grow and to green the Henry County Recreation and Services Park for years and decades to come.
    From nine different service project ideas, the Leadership Class of 2016 chose to plant dozens of native trees in the park, along with informational signs to educate the public about their characteristics.
    Levi Berg, the Henry County Cooperative Extension agent for natural resources and agriculture, suggested the idea in order to promote education of native tree stock.

  • Filming ‘Polycarp’ a memorable time for Turners Station actor

    Walking into her audition for the movie, called “Polycarp” after an early Christian church leader, Ilse Apestegui felt surprised that two teenagers organized the independent feature film production.
    That her “callback” after sending in a video reading for the part of Melina took place in a church in Loveland, Ohio, on the outskirts of Cincinnati, didn’t seem too unusual to her. It’s not uncommon to meet for auditions in available spaces that have nothing to do with film production.

  • Eminence in the spotlight

    Edutopia, an outreach arm of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, recently looked at Eminence Independent Schools through the lens of promoting innovative classrooms and student engagement.
    The filmmaker best known for the blockbuster Star Wars series established the educational foundation in 1991 after his children were born, according to the foundation website. He decided to try to make a difference to help schools reach their untapped potential and find ways to engage students and inspire them to become lifelong learners.

  • Wind, hail, twister sweeps through Pleasureville area

    Henry County experienced its second tornado in two months with the April 5 storm, but the hail that fell might have caused as much damage as the winds, said the director of the Henry County Emergency Management Agency.
    “I had the National Weather Service come out, and they said it was an EF-1 tornado,” Jody Rucker said, after accompanying storm surveyors around eastern Henry County April 6.
    Meteorologists typically consider an EF-1 tornado a moderate strength, but even at this level winds can reach around 110 mph, according to the NWS website.

  • Wildcats down Warriors, fall to Rebels

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    The Henry County Wildcats hosted cross-county rivals Eminence March 28 and came away with a 12-1 victory to go 2-0 in district play.

    The Wildcats jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first with the help of a two-RBI double by pitcher Daniel Murray, an RBI single by Blake Prather and a sacrifice fly by Dawson Armstrong.

  • Wright named new HCHS football coach

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    A person familiar to many people in Henry County was named the new high school football coach Thursday. Henry County High School athletic director Jon Kasten introduced Matt Wright to the football team as their new head coach in the HCHS auditorium.

    Wright has been the head coach at his alma mater, Fairdale High School, for the last four years. Before that Wright was an assistant at Fairdale for two seasons.

    Wright also has coaching experience at Henry County where he was an assistant coach for two years.

  • Lady Cats rout Gallatin

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    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Warsaw March 29 and came away with a resounding five-inning win over district rival Gallatin County.

    The Lady Cats failed to score in the first inning but then piled on the runs thereafter.

    They scored four in the second, five in the third, four in the fourth and three in the fifth. Gallatin County managed only one run in the bottom of the fourth despite having nine hits in the game.

    Haley Miles pitched all five innings for the Lady Cats and gave up two walks while striking out one.

  • UK fanatics go too far

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    Sometimes we take the words we use for granted. Take the word “fan” as it relates to supporters of sports teams. Fan is short for fanatic.

    Fanatic is defined in the Cambridge English Dictionary as “a person whose strong admiration for something is extreme and unreasonable.”

  • Archive is intact at its new home

    As the Henry County Historical Society takes on a lease at a new location, its president believes the non-profit organization will also get a new lease on life.
    Behind them are the days when the group has to spend time, energy and money on maintaining the Caplinger House, said historical society President Libby Howard. Volunteers will redirect its resources to focus on its mission of preserving important county documents and making them available to the public for historical and genealogical research.