http://www.hclocal.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en EMT becomes SRO http://www.hclocal.com/content/emt-becomes-sro <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/josh_at_his_old_job_2.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Known for responding to all kinds of medical emergencies, the former director of Henry County EMS has traded his old post for a new beat.<br /> For Sheriff Danny Cravens and those on the interview committee, they saw a huge advantage in stationing a veteran paramedic in the schools.<br /> Having achieved all his emergency medical services goals, Josh Jamiel switched to law enforcement when he became the school resource officer for Henry County Public Schools.<br /> Henry County finds fun at the Kentucky State Fair http://www.hclocal.com/content/henry-county-finds-fun-kentucky-state-fair <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/at_the_henry_county_booth.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="134" height="85" /> Local champions at the Kentucky state fair http://www.hclocal.com/content/local-champions-kentucky-state-fair <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cattle_grooming.jpg" alt="Brad Taylor of Taylormade Farm in New Castle, shown here clipping an animal before the show, received Kentucky Grand Champion Red and White Female in the dairy competition." title="Brad Taylor of Taylormade Farm in New Castle, shown here clipping an animal before the show, received Kentucky Grand Champion Red and White Female in the dairy competition." align="left" hspace="6" width="108" height="85" /> EIS students face new requirements http://www.hclocal.com/content/eis-students-face-new-requirements <p> Is it too much to ask that a senior in high school complete an extended internship? How about requiring an eighth grade student accomplish a service-learning project? Is it too stringent to require a kindergarten student to log at least one hour of community service?<br /> Administrators of Eminence Independent Schools don&rsquo;t think so.<br /> Odd Fellows reach their goal for a new roof http://www.hclocal.com/content/odd-fellows-reach-their-goal-new-roof <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/odd_fellows_announcementpic1.jpg" alt="Standing in front of the historic building they have all been working so hard to save following its roof collapse last year, members of the Washington Lodge No. 1513, as well as members of the Historic Preservation Committee of New Castle, along with community members, celebrated a major announcement Saturday prior to the 144th annual Homecoming Parade for the Oddfellows. Former residents of New Castle for 17 years, Russell and Joan Louden, recently donated $30,000 to the cause. Russell Louden said he fondly remembers his time growing up with the Goodloe brothers and he and his wife wanted to give back to the community. Over $16,000 had already been raised, with about $6,000 spent on initial repairs and cleanup of the roof collapse. With the donation, the Lodge will have a roof installed before winter, which had been the goal of the group working to raise funds to benefit the historic organization and its meeting place. “We reached our goal, we’re going to get it done,” said New Castle Main Street Manager Jeff Thoke. “We’re going to get a roof on before winter. We never gave up on this.”" title="Standing in front of the historic building they have all been working so hard to save following its roof collapse last year, members of the Washington Lodge No. 1513, as well as members of the Historic Preservation Committee of New Castle, along with community members, celebrated a major announcement Saturday prior to the 144th annual Homecoming Parade for the Oddfellows. Former residents of New Castle for 17 years, Russell and Joan Louden, recently donated $30,000 to the cause. Russell Louden said he fondly remembers his time growing up with the Goodloe brothers and he and his wife wanted to give back to the community. Over $16,000 had already been raised, with about $6,000 spent on initial repairs and cleanup of the roof collapse. With the donation, the Lodge will have a roof installed before winter, which had been the goal of the group working to raise funds to benefit the historic organization and its meeting place. “We reached our goal, we’re going to get it done,” said New Castle Main Street Manager Jeff Thoke. “We’re going to get a roof on before winter. We never gave up on this.”" align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> Tax revenue remains flat for schools http://www.hclocal.com/content/tax-revenue-remains-flat-schools <p> Although both could have, neither school district in the county chose to increase their revenue from local taxes.<br /> Both Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools chose to implement the compensating rate for real estate and personal property this year, meaning they will gain about the same amount of revenue this year that they did in the last year.<br /> Pleasureville veteran being recognized on the next Honor Flight http://www.hclocal.com/content/pleasureville-veteran-being-recognized-next-honor-flight <p> James Wright Jr. of Pleasureville is one of the 43 war veterans who will travel from Lexington to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Aug. 27, as part of this year&rsquo;s Honor Flight. Wright will travel with other Kentucky veterans from World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War for a one-day tour of war memorials erected in their honor in the nation&rsquo;s capital.<br /> Wright, a 69-year-old Vietnam veteran, will represent Shelby Energy, which is sponsoring the all-expense paid trip. Wright, as a Marine corporal, was stationed in Da Nang, Vietnam from 1966 to1968.<br /> ‘Lines of Sight’ documentary wins prizes http://www.hclocal.com/content/%E2%80%98lines-sight%E2%80%99-documentary-wins-prizes <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lines_of_sight_jimhallsteveoldfield.jpg" alt="Artist Jim Hall, who was raised in the Campbellsburg area by tenant famers, and filmmaker Steve Oldfield accept their awards for the documentary “Lines of Sight,” about Hall turning his physical challenges into an vision in his painting." title="Artist Jim Hall, who was raised in the Campbellsburg area by tenant famers, and filmmaker Steve Oldfield accept their awards for the documentary “Lines of Sight,” about Hall turning his physical challenges into an vision in his painting." align="left" hspace="6" width="112" height="85" /><p> &ldquo;Lines of Sight,&rdquo; the documentary about painter Jim Hall, has won the Audience Choice Award at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival near Cleveland, according to a news release. The hour-long documentary was selected from among 70 films, including features from at least 10 countries. They also received an award in the Feature Documentary category.<br /> Director Steve Oldfield from Bellevue and the painter, Jim Hall, who lives in Cincinnati, accepted the award at a ceremony Sunday in Hudson, Ohio.<br />