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  • 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.

  • Growth Project

    More than a dozen 4-H volunteers and two Kentucky Division of Forestry rangers with Dibble bars in hand made short work of planting almost 200 seedlings in the Henry County Recreation and Services Park April 3.
    Members of the Leadership Henry County Class of 2016 used the tree planting part of their community service project as an educational opportunity to teach 4-H youth about forest natural resources.

  • Goodloe moves to the other side of the curtain

    Frank Goodloe III always wanted to sing and act. Now he has the chance to make a difference producing, directing and choreographing Broadway shows as performance and visual arts director for Jewish Community Center’s CenterStage musical theater in Louisville.
    Recently appointed to the new post after holding an interim position, the Henry County native didn’t know whether he would like the “other side of stage” until he stepped in to help after the artistic director left in the middle of last year’s season.

  • Market glut threatens milk producers

    Kentucky Bluegrass Genetics of Eminence hopes it has found the formula to continue operating its dairy farm as the industry feels the impact of depressed prices and increased competition, according to the farm’s co-owner.
    Recently named the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) Member of Distinction, Mideast region, Lisa Gibson noted her farm has been working hard to diversify its services during a difficult time for milk producers.

  • Rosen Lobbies for hemp

    Chad Rosen of Victory Hemp Foods in Campbellsburg continues to be at the forefront of the effort to legalize hemp as a cash crop for farmers. This time, Rosen was among the industry leaders who met with Sen. Mitch McConnell before the Senate majority leader announced he would file a bill involving the legal status of the crop. “McConnell’s hemp bill intends to remove Industrial Hemp from the Controlled Substance Act and move the task of administering the program to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is where it belongs,” Rosen said.