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  • Henry County Teacher of the Year: Henry Co. Middle

    Henry County Public Schools released the names of the teachers who have been nominated for the 2019 Teacher of the Year honor. The winner will be announced at 6 p.m. March 7 at Henry County High School.

    Here is a profile of each of the schools’ choices:

    Subject: 6th grade Language Arts

    How long worked: 7 years at HCMS; 11 years in the district

  • Henry County Teacher of the Year: New Castle Elementary

    Henry County Public Schools released the names of the teachers who have been nominated for the 2019 Teacher of the Year honor. The winner will be announced at 6 p.m. March 7 at Henry County High School.

    Here is a profile of each of the schools’ choices:

    Subject: Special Education

    How long worked: 17 years

  • Henry County Teacher of the Year: Campbellsburg Elementary

    Henry County Public Schools released the names of the teachers who have been nominated for the 2019 Teacher of the Year honor. The winner will be announced at 6 p.m. March 7 at Henry County High School.

    Here is a profile of each of the schools’ choices:

    Subject: 2nd grade

    How long worked: 23 with the district; 9 years as a teacher

  • Henry County Teacher of the Year: Eastern Elementary

    Henry County Public Schools released the names of the teachers who have been nominated for the 2019 Teacher of the Year honor. The winner will be announced at 6 p.m. March 7 at Henry County High School.

    Here is a profile of each of the schools’ choices:

    Subject: Reading Interventionist

  • Henry County Teacher of the Year: Early Childhood Center

    Henry County Public Schools released the names of the teachers who have been nominated for the 2019 Teacher of the Year honor. The winner will be announced at 6 p.m. March 7 at Henry County High School.

    Here is a profile of each of the schools’ choices:

    Subject: Preschool

    How long worked: 3 years in preschool; 2 years as a family literacy advocate

  • Animal shelter searching for stolen dog set to be adopted

    The Henry-Trimble Animal Shelter and authorities are looking for a man who broke into the facility on Monday night and stole a dog waiting to be adopted.

    Irene, a border collie, who was set to be adopted by an elderly couple from Florence on Tuesday, was taken around 10 to 10:30 p.m. Monday.

  • Grain bin buckles, neighbors leap into action

    Just after Mark Roberts’ flight to Washington, D.C. landed, the farmer’s cell phone rang.

    On Feb. 4, an observant Pleasureville neighbor noticed a leaning grain bin on the Roberts farm along Bethlehem Road and called the grain farmer, who jumped on the next flight home.

    By the time Roberts reached the farm, a plan devised by neighbors and friends was well underway.

  • Davila takes plea deal for 2017 fatal DUI wreck

    Alora Davila took a plea deal presented by the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in the case of a fatal 2017 wreck that killed Eric Payton on Highway 153.

    Davila pleaded guilty Thursday to amended charges of manslaughter, wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle under the influence, aggravated.

    Upon a sentencing hearing, she is likely to spend less than a year of her 13 year possible sentence due to time served. Her sentence may also include Davila to be ordered to pay restitution of $13,741.60 to the family for funeral costs.

  • New Castle Fire Dept. receives new equipment

    A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant recently replaced 20-year-old breathing equipment with new harnesses, air tanks and masks for volunteer firefighters at New Castle Fire and Rescue (NCFR).

    NCFR applied for an $80,477 Assistance to Firefighters grant (AFG) in January 2018 and received notice of the award last October. 

    The matching grant asked NCFR to pay $2,523 of the total, rounding the equipment purchase to $83,000.

  • Lt. Governor candidate visits Henry County

    Stephanie Horne is running.

    Running for Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor with current Kentucky House of Representative Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins (D-99) at the top of the ticket on May’s Democratic primary ballot. 

    The field is thickening as weeks tick by.