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  • EIS unveils partnership with Bellarmine University

    Tuesday morning, Eminence Independent Schools revealed a project they said was two years in the making.

    Eminence High School juniors and seniors will soon have the opportunity to take college courses at Bellarmine University for free.

    Juniors and seniors with qualifying ACT scores in math, English, reading and science can earn a dual high school and college credit while attending classes at Bellarmine’s campus.

  • ‘30 ft. is my living room’

    Twenty years ago, Paula and Brad Crawford talked about how one day the road in front of their home would need to be rebuilt.

    The couple both worked with the EMS in New Castle and knew a change was needed.

    “I have seen many wrecks. We knew Henry County was growing and with traffic coming from out of Oldham County traffic was going to get busier,” Crawford said.

    It’s going to be hard for Paula Crawford to let go of the house her and her late husband Crawford built in 1981.

  • Fiscal Court considers $5.8m budget

    With a few relatively minor changes, the Henry County Fiscal Court has approved the first reading of the 2012-2013 county budget.

    One key change for the county will be a continuing decline in revenue for EMS.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent told the court that EMS revenue is down about $250,000 from where it was in the past. Three years ago, he said, revenue was over $600,000 just for EMS, thanks primarily to non-emergency transports.

    As the economy worsened, the number of those transports dropped.

  • Lack of manpower key in N.C. ordinance

    As the mercury rises, so does the need to do lawn care and enforce city ordinances for those that don’t.
    In April, the New Castle City Commission held first reading of an ordinance creating a citation officer position during its last meeting to enforce such city ordinances. As the commission looks into the position, it also will consider solutions from other cities.

  • Home, ‘Sweet Home’


    Defoe, once known as ‘Sweet Home,’ had four grocery stores, a post office and two blacksmith shops.
    The idyllic town was formed on part of the Low Dutch Tract originally purchased by Dutch settlers looking to preserve their language, culture and religion without English influence.
    The town’s legacy has been recorded much like family history:  with personal recollections and affection. Three sources, two from the past and one from the present gave insight into a town left behind in the path of modern progress.

  • HEALTH: Do you have twinges in your hinges?

    The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation.

    Signs of arthritis include redness, heat, swelling and pain in the affected joints. According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are over 100 diseases under the “arthritis umbrella.”

    The two most common are osteoarthritis, which is a wearing down of the cartilage that cushions the bones where they meet, and rheumatoid arthritis, in which the joint lining becomes inflamed.

  • HEALTH: Stop smoking now, the benefits last for years to come

    Tobacco is a way of life for many in Kentucky.  We grow it, sell it, and smoke it.  When I was younger part of our family farm operation was raising tobacco.  Although my dad was a tobacco farmer, I never saw him smoke a single cigarette or use smokeless tobacco.  My grandfather was a heavy smoker and died of a massive heart attack at the young age of 37.  This life-changing event convinced my dad not to smoke and he reminded us of his dad’s fate as he told us not to smoke.

  • Nick Hawkins vies for Circuit Court Clerk

    Nick Hawkins
    30 • New Castle
    Magistrate, District 4

    Experience

  • Ky 146 $ approved

    After a tumultuous week in which the Kentucky 146 reconstruction project was out, then back in again, Governor Steve Beshear approved, mostly, the state’s two-year road plan.

    “The highway plan was delivered to (Beshear’s) desk at noon Thursday (April 12), which gave him just a few hours to go over it,” State Representative and Budget Committee Chairman Rick Rand told members of the Henry County Fiscal Court.

  • Gina Lyle vies for Circuit Court Clerk

    Experience:

    I am currently chief deputy circuit clerk and I have been since 2005 with Mary Lou Roberts. Leland Payton (former clerk) hired me in 1988 as a temp and I have been there 24 years. I have really enjoyed the job. We have some great people to work with and it is an important job.

    Why are you running for the position?