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Today's News

  • Children learn through play at Early Childhood Center

    Submitted by Sandy Powell

    Henry County Public Schools

    Learning begins very early in life, and at the Henry County Early Childhood Center, children have the opportunity to learn in a variety of fun and effective ways suitable to their age.

    The Early Childhood Center, in its second year of operation, is located next to New Castle Elementary.  Director of Instruction and ECC Principal Alysia Wedding reports that 122 3- and 4-year-olds are served through two Head Start and five Preschool classrooms. 

  • Testing results are a mixed bag

    With the release of statewide school test data last week, both Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools have work to do.

    Henry County and Eminence school districts received test scores Friday from the new Kentucky Assessment and Accountability System.

    Test data revealed areas the districts needed to address to meet the state’s new standards and exactly where they excelled statewide in others.

    Highlights

    Eminence Independent School District’s middle and high school both scored as proficient schools.

  • Eminence Speaker wins trade award

    The Martha Layne Collins International Trade Excellence Awards named Eminence Speaker its award winner this year as a creative international distributor committed to international trade and a valuable contributor to its local economy.

    Eminence Speaker employs 130 workers at its Eminence location was started 46 years ago by Bob Gault.  Eminence Speaker’s original site employed 30 people in a building. Gault moved his business to the area as it was a convenient location for shipping and in close proximity to Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati.

  • Decision 2012

    On Friday, Nov. 2, students at New Castle Elementary School cast their votes for president in a mock election. A student considers his choices. Members of the New Castle student council tally votes in between classes.  Cadance Raisor, 8, marks her choice for president. The results of the students’ vote were not available by press time.

  • A dose of reality

    County Extension agent Cathy Toole and volunteers throughout the community hosted the Reality Store Thursday in Henry County Middle School’s gymnasium.
    Students were given an occupation based off of their GPA and had to juggle other variables like children and if they were a smoker. Students went to different tables set up within the gymnasium where they could purchase things they would need later in life like health insurance, automobiles and real estate.

  • Painting with Sharon

    Henry County artist Sharon Silvers works with Campbellsburg 5th graders as part of the artist–in-residence program. Students painted a fall themed still life and the paintings will be displayed in the school library. Family Resource and Youth Services Center funded the art project. Silvers considers art a necessary discipline.
    “We need to keep arts in the schools,” Silvers said. “They (students) don’t get the opportunity to do this very often and it is something that helps them throughout their life.”

  • The Thomas Smith House

    Editor’s note: this is the first article of a series highlighting buildings in Henry County on the National Historic Registry.

    The history of the Smith house in New Castle intertwines with the historical thread of the county in such a manner it is impossible to exclude one from the other.

  • Public Record for the week of Nov. 7

    Marriages

    Anna Soto, Shelbyville, to Jon Bowman, Shelbyville.

    Amanda Boler, Campbellsburg, to Nicholas Barnes, Campbellsburg

    Kelly Case, Turners Station, to Brent Jones, Turners Station

    Anna Kunzler, Sulphur, to Bruce Scott, Frankfort.

    Nancy Jackson, New Castle, to David Ellingsworth, New Castle.

  • Ellis 50th Anniversary

    Devon and Angie Ellis will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Nov. 17, 2012. They were married in Louisville on Nov. 17, 1962.
    Devon was born and raised in Henry County. He is a U.S. Army veteran and son of Jaybird and Viola Ellis.
    Angie was born and raised in Louisville. Her parents are Edwin and Helen Johnson.
    The couple has three children, daughter, Evon and two sons, Devon Jr., and Wiliam Dale. 
    Devon and Angie Ellis live in Valley Station. They also have six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
     

  • Rick Rand for State House

    As election day — Tuesday, Nov. 6 — nears, the voters of Henry County will help decide who will represent them as their state representative in State House District 47 for the next two years. Currently we have a person who has served us as an outstanding legislator since 2003. That person is Rick Rand, someone who has always been there for the citizens of Henry County.