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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Fatal wrecks down in 2017 on Ky. roads, first decrease since 2013

    Preliminary figures indicate highway fatalities in Kentucky declined in 2017 to 770, down from 834 in 2016, a news release from state public safety officials. According to the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and the Kentucky State Police (KSP), this is Kentucky’s first roadway fatality decrease since 2013, when 638 fatalities were recorded.
    KOHS Executive Director Dr. Noelle Hunter commends Kentuckians for taking responsibility behind the wheel.

  • Murder motive tied to $1M life insurance policy

    Documents filed in the murder case against Tasha Bentley, the 34-year-old Henry County woman accused of killing her husband, reveal a possible motive in the crime.
    Tasha Bentley remains in the Carroll County Jail under a $1 million bond in connection with the shooting death of Gary Bentley, 33, at the couple’s home at 672 Troutman Hill Road Dec. 10.

  • HCHS releases a statement about the Jan. 24 violence threat

    On Thursday morning, the Henry County Public Schools administration released this statement about concerns about school violence that exploded on social media Jan. 24.

    Henry County Public Schools’ first priority is to ensure that our students are safe. Any and all threats made against our schools or students will be taken seriously. All threats are investigated by the district and local law enforcement.

  • Warriors wallop Wolverines, 74-63

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors hosted the Walden Wolverines in their final home game of the season and celebrated senior night with an 11-point victory.

    Both teams got off to a slow start after senior night festivities but Trey Gregory’s put back got the Warriors ahead with 5:52 left in the first period.

    After Walden tied it, Josh Dotson scored on a layup to give the Warriors the lead for good.

    The Warriors finished the opening period leading 10-6 before opening up the offense in the second period.

  • EHS girls defeat Villa Madonna, 50-39

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors girls basketball team travelled to northern Kentucky Friday night to take on the Villa Madonna Blue Lightning and came away with a win that was more lopsided than the score indicates.

    Eminence jumped out to a 26-9 lead after one period of play as senior Tavi West exploded for 14 points in the opening quarter. West hit three 3-pointers in the opening frame.