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Today's News

  • Henry County math teacher to discuss Common Core on KET show

    On the next edition of Education Matters, panelists join host Bill Goodman to discuss the state’s adoption and adaptation of the national Common Core standards, which in Kentucky are known as the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS). Education Matters “Inside the Common Core” airs Monday, April 13 at 9/8 p.m. on KET.
    In Feb. 2010, Kentucky became the first state to adopt the national Common Core State Standards in mathematics and in English/language arts.

  • Politicians support JCTC campus project
  • Campbellsburg school to get upgrades

    When Campbellsburg Elementary students come back to school in the fall, they’ll walk into a brighter, better place to learn.
    “Improving the learning environment has been proven by study after study to be a very important factor in increasing student achievement.  It also improves morale of students, teachers and parents,” said Tim Abrams, superintendent of Henry County Public Schools. “Henry County is a wonderful community with awesome kids; they deserve nothing less than a top notch education in a top notch facility.”

  • Watershed Moment

    Students learn best when they get to wade into their lesson and get their feet wet, such as when the eighth grade science class at Henry County Middle School goes outside the classroom for their hands-on water quality studies.

  • Jailer bill can't break out of House committee

    Legislators worried about some county jailers slacking off on the job ran out of time to win approval for a Senate bill meant to increase accountability for the constitutional office during the 2015 General Assembly session, but it will be reintroduced in 2016.
    The schedule called for legislators to wrap up their work in Frankfort March 23-24.
    Senate Bill 184, drafted by state Sen. Danny Carroll, R-Paducah, gained the support of the full Senate and had a first reading before the House’s Committee on Local Government before the session’s end.

  • Bad weather extends the school year

    After a wild winter with record snowfall, both school districts in the county have modified their school calendars to get in all their required instructional time.
    According to regulation, schools must accrue 1,062 hours of instructional time.  Both districts had already scheduled more than the required number of hours into their calendar and have some flexibility in scheduling their make-up days.

  • Rotary holds 23rd annual Farm City Day March 23
  • No pressure, but let’s lower your blood pressure

    By Jennifer Grove

  • News Briefs: Paving work to take place on Hwy. 389

    Paving work to take place on Hwy. 389
    Workers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Henry County will greet spring by making resurfacing part of Hwy. 389 one of the year’s first road projects, according to spokeswoman Andrea Clifford. Lane closures and delays are possible are possible on Hwy. 389 between KY 561 and the bridge over Woodcock’s Branch (mile points 0 to 2) and between mile points 7 and 8 (near KY 22) due to asphalt resurfacing, she said.
    Tri-County board members needed

  • Agreement expected in 2012 case

    A 2012 rape case is close to being resolved in Henry County Circuit Court.
    Dwayne Ray Whitman, 57, of Pendleton, was indicted in August of 2012 and charged with one count of rape in the second degree, one count of sodomy in the second degree and three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree for alleged sexual contact with a female victim who was 13 years old at the time.