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  • Wildcats band together to search for solutions to school violence

    Sophomores Sydney Bastin and Alyssa Wilson created the Henry County High School Wildcat Walk-up to stand with students on the 19-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings that ended 13 lives. Students across the country walked out of classrooms at 10 a.m. to honor those killed in school halls, cafeterias and classrooms.
    Unlike those protests, Bastin and Wilson wanted to discourage angry chants and violent images at marches convened during class time, opting instead for a positive, quiet and non-disruptive event held before the first bell rang.

  • Anonymous tip leads to Ethington’s capture

    An anonymous tip April 19 led to the capture of a 26-year-old Smithfield man after a pursuit from Cropper Road to McCoun Road, according to a Kentucky State Police spokesman.
    Police sought and the court indicted Zachery Ethington after he fled from a March 9 traffic stop in Campbellsburg at a high rate of speed, eventually wrecking outside Port Royal and then continuing on foot.

  • Bond revoked for woman charged in husband’s death

    Prosecutors have convinced a circuit court judge to hold Tasha Bentley, the 34-year-old woman accused of killing her husband at their Troutman Hill Road home, without bond.
    Tasha Bentley remains in the Carroll County jail in connection with the fatal shooting of Gary Bentley, 33, Dec. 10, and prosecutors note in court papers she could face the death penalty.

  • News briefs: Deadline looming for scholarship fund

    Deadline looming for scholarship fund

  • EHS students will soon go on an odyssey to Iowa

    Even after his retirement, Steve Metcalfe gets to work with bright, inquisitive students as a coach for the Eminence High School Odyssey of the Mind team, which will soon head to Iowa to compete in the 2018 World Finals.

  • Henry County is fertile ground for agricultural education and educators

    As five days worth of special educational activities during Ag Week at Henry County High School approaches April 30, the current ag teacher reflected that she and many  colleagues have thrived in the county’s rural environment.

  • Positive Power

    Instead of focusing on the possibly dire results of drug and alcohol use, organizers of the VIP poster campaign hope providing positive role models among students will inspire others to live clean.

  • Large supply of Narcan donated to responders

    Eminence Apothecary recently received a large batch of overdose-reversing Narcan from Cardinal Health, but the local pharmacy can’t sell any of it. Instead the international healthcare company wants the naloxone given away to police and first responders for free.

  • News briefs: Main Street to host April 21 benefit for Miller family

    Main Street to host benefit for Millers
    Main Street Café in Pleasureville will host a benefit April 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. to assist the family of Madison Justice Miller with ongoing medical expenses, according to a news release.
    Madison, now nearly 2 years old, was born with a congenital heart defect. Doctors diagnosed her at four days old as having Trisomy 18 – Edwards syndrome, leading to her spending the next 11 months in and out of the hospital.

  • EIS teacher to become an explorer

    An Eminence Elementary School’s geography teacher’s penchant for leafing through National Geographic magazines will soon transport him on a journey of a lifetime.
    The renowned publication and its partner recently chose Donnie Piercey as one of 40 educators from around the world as one of its National Geographic Society and Lindblad Expeditions Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The fellowship comes with a trip south on one of the fleet’s ice-breaker ship to frozen Antarctica.