http://www.hclocal.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Henry schools seek max revenue http://www.hclocal.com/content/henry-schools-seek-max-revenue <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.5px; line-height: 10.5px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Galliard'"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px">Henry County Public Schools officials are considering a 68.5 cent-tax rate in order to get a 4 percent increase in revenue, according to information from Superintendent Tim Abrams.</span></p> Good returns http://www.hclocal.com/content/good-returns <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/colorful.jpg" alt="Youth ages eight and up gathered in the Henry County Public Library to participate in one of several offerings of “adventures in art” during one of the library’s many summer activities. The painting for the non-artist class involved painting abstract trees as an easy introduction. Dylan Lanham painted a colorful landscape." title="Youth ages eight and up gathered in the Henry County Public Library to participate in one of several offerings of “adventures in art” during one of the library’s many summer activities. The painting for the non-artist class involved painting abstract trees as an easy introduction. Dylan Lanham painted a colorful landscape." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.5px; line-height: 10.5px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Galliard'"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px">Patrons of the Henry County Public Library who regularly check out the free materials and services can get a good return on their tax dollars, said Library Director Jessica Powell in a report at the August meeting of the Fiscal Court.&nbsp;</span></p> Senate candidates spar at Farm Bureau forum http://www.hclocal.com/content/senate-candidates-spar-farm-bureau-forum <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/grimes.jpg" alt="Kentucky Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes (at left) speaks after the Farm Bureau forum. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell takes questions from reporters after the Farm Bureau event Wednesday." title="Kentucky Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes (at left) speaks after the Farm Bureau forum. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell takes questions from reporters after the Farm Bureau event Wednesday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 9.5px; font: 8.5px Interstate"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px"><b>BY TAYLOR RILEY</b></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 13.6px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 8.5px; font: 7.5px Interstate"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px">LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE</span></p> City workers wade into hornets' nest http://www.hclocal.com/content/city-workers-wade-hornets-nest <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hornets_stung_dixie.jpg" alt="Isaiah Dixie got stung by hornets in three places last Wednesday on the way to school in Eminence. City workers who responded to the King Street incident found hundreds of the wasps swarming the area. They took steps to remove the hive, so no one else would get stung." title="Isaiah Dixie got stung by hornets in three places last Wednesday on the way to school in Eminence. City workers who responded to the King Street incident found hundreds of the wasps swarming the area. They took steps to remove the hive, so no one else would get stung." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.5px; line-height: 10.5px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Galliard'"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px">Eminence city employees neutralized a hornets&rsquo; nest on King Street Wednesday, after the aggressive wasps stung a resident of Hillcrest Street three times.</span></p> Growing in Grace Childcare opens in Eminence http://www.hclocal.com/content/growing-grace-childcare-opens-eminence <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bouncyseats.jpg" alt="Growing in Grace Childcare, which recently opened in Eminence by Cathy Moore, specializes in daycare for infants and toddlers, such as Silas McTigue (at left) and Brantley Owens." title="Growing in Grace Childcare, which recently opened in Eminence by Cathy Moore, specializes in daycare for infants and toddlers, such as Silas McTigue (at left) and Brantley Owens." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.5px; line-height: 10.5px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Galliard'"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px">A new childcare facility specializing in providing services for infants and toddlers opened on Aug. 4 in Eminence.&nbsp;</span></p> Truman pleads guilty in solicit murder case http://www.hclocal.com/content/truman-pleads-guilty-solicit-murder-case <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.5px; line-height: 10.5px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Galliard'"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px">A 69-year-old New Castle woman charged last December with murder solicitation of her ex-husband pleaded guilty Thursday to a lesser charge in Henry County Circuit Court.</span></p> Medical furlough ordered in bank robbery case http://www.hclocal.com/content/medical-furlough-ordered-bank-robbery-case <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span>At a preliminary hearing Monday, Corey Washburn was awarded a medical furlough so he could pursue in-patient treatment for mental health issues.</span></p> <p> <span>On Aug. 9 Washburn was charged with first degree robbery when he grabbed a stack of cash from a teller&rsquo;s window at United Citizens Bank in New Castle. A customer detained Washburn until police arrived and took the 21-year-old into custody.</span></p> <p> <span>At his hearing, his public defender explained her client had established competency issues.</span></p> Top of the class http://www.hclocal.com/content/top-class <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wright_at_work.jpg" alt="Kristan Wright, a Henry County resident who teaches ag at Seneca High School in Jefferson County, works in the school greenhouse with two students. Wright recently earned recognition as the Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher of 2014." title="Kristan Wright, a Henry County resident who teaches ag at Seneca High School in Jefferson County, works in the school greenhouse with two students. Wright recently earned recognition as the Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher of 2014." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.5px; line-height: 10.5px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Galliard'"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px">From a shy student, Henry County resident Kristan Shaw Wright has moved to the front of the class at Seneca High School in Jefferson County, after being inspired by her own agriculture teacher.</span></p>