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Today's News

  • Teaching with Textiles

    The “quilt lady,” also known as Donna Duncan, stitched up another visit to Eminence Elementary on Jan. 16 to talk to students about textile arts.
    Duncan, an Eminence resident, has made plans to teach children about quilting — kindergarten through fifth-graders and adults during 48 presentations at 18 schools, churches and nursing facilities during one month — across Henry, Shelby and Jefferson counties.
    Duncan is a veteran quilter. She began the hobby 30 years ago and has taught quiltmaking for 32 years.

  • Father figures needed to mentor kids at New Castle

    New Castle Elementary Principal Austin Hunsaker needs Henry County men to step up. He knows what it’s like to have a positive male role model in the home and how it can help to create more positive influences in the school.
    This led to the creation of WatchD.O.G.S., short for Dads of Great Students.
    The kickoff is at Dads and Kids Pizza Night Jan. 25, 6 p.m., in the school cafeteria to highlight the positive impacts of male involvement in students’ lives.

  • Henry County native to challenge Massie in 4th district

    Democrats continue to line up to seek the party’s nomination to run for the 4th District congressional seat, including one with Henry County roots.
    Seth B. Hall has become the latest Democrat to announce his intention to challenge incumbent Thomas Massie, a Republican, according to a news release.
    Hall touted his Henry and Shelby county roots in developing his work ethic from when he helped his family raise tobacco, cattle and hay, the news release said.

  • Juvenile justice grants $174,000 to help youth

    A coalition working in Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties have received a $174,410 grant for the Youth Strong Initiative to build on existing mentoring efforts and to implement a parental training program, according to information from the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.
    The $900,000 dedicated to the statewide grants came from the savings by turning to more community-based services, treatment programs or alternatives to out-of-home placement for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, according to a news release.

  • Literary Q&A

    Eminence fourth-graders met nationally known children’s author Chris Grabenstein during a Skype session Tuesday, Jan. 9. Students got to ask the author questions they prepared beforehand.
    Teachers on the Fantastic Fourths team, as fourth-graders at Eminence Elementary are known, assigned Grabenstein’s book, “Mr. Lemoncello’s Library,” to read. Students also watched the Nickelodeon network movie based on the book. Grabenstein said that Lemoncello took two years to write — the longest of any he penned.

  • Loss of Dr. Bob shocks educators

    Dr. Robert “Bob” Wagoner, 66, former executive director of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) and superintendent of the Henry County Public Schools, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, from complications after he contracted the flu. Throughout his 26-year career, Wagoner rose quickly through Kentucky’s educational ranks — as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent for Bullitt, Woodford and Henry counties and later superintendent in HCPS. He also had served as the director of finance for Kentucky schools.

  • Suetholz to run for Senate; more file for election

    A Democrat has emerged to challenge the incumbent from Senate District 20 in the 2018 elections.
    Dave Suetholz, a labor attorney who lives on a farm outside of Eminence, recently announced his intention to seek the office currently held by Republican incumbent Paul Hornback, according to a news release.
    “I’m running for state Senate for the same reasons that led me to practice labor law for working people,” Suetholz said in a news release. “I was taught that we have an obligation to leave the world better than we found it.”

  • Grant to help with online database

    The Berry Center in New Castle recently received a $1,500 grant from the Kentucky Local History Trust Fund through the Kentucky Historical Society.
    Archivists at the Berry Center will use the money for collections management, according to archivist Michelle Guthrie, who wrote the grant application. The non-profit center’s mission is to preserve Wendell Berry’s work, as well as father his John Berry Sr. and his brother John Berry Jr.’s agrarian legacy.
    Established in 2011, the archive is located at the center’s Agrarian Culture Center and Bookstore in New Castle.

  • Henry County educators seek public input on graduate profiles

    Readying students for the future is an essential goal of Henry County Public Schools, educators say. In a move to ensure that the schools prepare students for the future, local educational institutions are incorporating graduate profiles.
    Henry County Public Schools are developing a similar program that stresses core competencies and skills.
    After completing extensive research, Henry County educators continue formulating their own graduate profile that HCPS Superintendent Terry Price said stresses core competencies and skills students need before they graduate.

  • Louisville man tries to flee from police

    When local authorities sought out a man with outstanding warrants Jan. 10, they captured their target after a foot chase and, as a bonus, seized 17 grams of crystal meth, according to information from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
    Authorities believed they could find Michael Joseph Lindsey, 19, of Louisville at a home in the 3500 block of La Grange Road, and Henry County Deputy Kyle Stewart and Sgt. Chase Dewitt went to see if that was true.
    When they went to the home, Lindsey tried to flee.