William H. Mason, 97, of Eminence felt fascinated with airplanes as a youth, but felt less than enthusiastic about his service during World War II when the Navy tapped him as a stateside aviation machinist mate.
Mason is one of several World War II veterans who will be recognized for his service during this year’s New Castle Patriotic Festival June 13, the 70th anniversary of the war’s conclusion.
Nine Henry County students will join the first class at the iLEAD Academy, the regional career academy focusing on technology, math and advanced manufacturing that launches in the 2015-2016 school year.
Superintendents of school districts in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties have cooperated to open Kentucky’s first regional career academy, so their students can experience the competitive advantages of a curriculum that will prepare them for the highest-demand, highest-wage jobs around.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet warns motorists to drive safely while crews handle improvements on these Henry County highways:
• Northbound Interstate 71 - Lane closures and delays possible between mile points 24.7 and 28 due to anchor work for median cable barriers. Lane closures are possible weeknights from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. Speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 mph.
U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Kentucky affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides on April 2-17, 2015.
Point Pleasant Christian Church will host Vacation Bible School July 6-10, beginning at 6 p.m. each night, for ages 3 to completed seventh grade.Visit Hometown Nazareth, where Jesus was a kid and explore what it was like to live in the town where Jesus grew up. Each evening begins with a light supper.
Austin Armstrong, a former track and field athlete at Henry County High School, recently completed his second year as a student-athlete at Lindsey Wilson College.
Armstrong, who competed in discus, shot put and high jump in high school, has added several new events to his resume since joining the Blue Raiders track team. Last year he competed in javelin as well as the events he competed in during his high school years. This year Armstrong took a big step when became a decathlete.