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Local News

  • CAIP deadline approaching

    Whether you want to start your own agriculture business or remain competitive with your current farm, having the financial resources available for start-ups or improvements can be daunting.

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board and the County Agricultural Investment Program may help ease the burden.

    At the end of May, the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board released $311, 894 in Henry County Agricultural Development Funds for the County Agriculture Investment Program.

  • Gaudy Potty flushed away?

    Someone has been naughty with the Gaudy Potty.

    The Homestead Relay for Life team had a minor set back last week when its great throne of shame and amusement disappeared from its last known destination. The Gaudy Potty, a favorite fund raising foil for everybody, last rested on the pristine lawn in front of Brammell and Clubb’s law office on Berry Street in New Castle. Despite rumors and suspicions, attorney Bill Brammell defends he and his partners’ innocence with great remorse.

  • Crestwood teen arrested in Pendleton

    By Jacquelyn Stoess Hack and Jonna Spelbring PRiester

    Police arrested an Oldham County teen for possession of heroin on Sunday, May  26.

    Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 arrested Cody Ray Russo, 18, of Crestwood, after they discovered he was allegedly in possession of eight ounces of heroin. 

    According to police, Russo pulled into a McDonald’s parking lot in Pendleton after being stopped for not wearing his seat belt around 9 p.m. Sunday, May 27.

  • KSP bust meth lab in Pendleton home

    Kentucky State Police seized a meth lab in Sulphur and arrested two Pendleton women after receiving a tip.

    Troopers went to 343 Wolfpen Branch Road on May 22 after receiving a tip that there was an alleged meth lab on the property. The troopers arrived about 1:30 p.m. and the residents of the house allowed them to enter. During the search, officers found ingredients for methamphetamine production and the alleged meth lab in a bedroom.  The police also found a 5-month-old infant and two children ages 2 and 6 in the residence.

  • Lane clears obstacles to graduate

    By Brad Bowman
    Reporter/Photographer
    Brandon Lane didn’t have a spring break like most high school students for four years.
    His freshmen year at Eminence High School he had 60 absences.  At first, he started failing classes. Friday night, Lane will become the first in his family to graduate high school and go on to college.
    “My father was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer. He was going every week for treatments for 48 weeks,” Lane said.

  • Eminence teen to participate in GSA

    Music is emotion for Lily Lyons.

    Lyons of Eminence will attend The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts this summer at Transylvania University, where she will receive instruction in instrumental music during her three weeks at the university with 225 students from 43 counties in Kentucky.

    Lyons, 17, started learning violin when she was 9 using the Suzuki method.

  • Main Street: Beautification 10 years in the making

    In the wake of big box grocery and department stores, the economy of small towns continues to decline rapidly.

    Unlike many cities where historic buildings are razed for parking lots and new property development prospects, New Castle’s downtown district remains intact.

    The renovation of New Castle’s Main Street historic buildings started as a plan to stem the flow of financial hemorrhaging by improving the façade of downtown. Main Street Manager Jeff Thoke affirms the design phase is just one part of revitalizing the community.

  • Project Linus aims to provide blanket coverage for children


    Becky Jew’s church challenged her to take on a mission she felt passionate about. She thought all night, but nothing came to mind. She credits her deceased mother for giving her the idea.
    “It was almost like my mom dropped the idea on my head from heaven,” Jew said. “My mother did Project Linus years ago in Virginia. She has since passed and this is a way I can honor her too.”
    When Jew looked into doing a local chapter, she found many chapters existed in Kentucky, but not in the area.

  • Analysis: New Castle surplus depends on depreciation

    Depending on which numbers are considered, the proposed 2012-2013 New Castle budget projects a deficit, and the city may have to dip into its reserves in the coming fiscal year.

    As presented on the proposed budget ordinance, the city projects total revenues for 2012-2013 at $1.106,704, while expenses are projected at $1,182,729, for a budget deficit of $76,025. That said, the city does come into the year with a beginning balance in its combined accounts of $820,157.

  • Road to graduation rough for Broughton

    Hannah Broughton turned 18 in March and easily could’ve decided not to make up the classes she missed but needed in order to graduate from high school.

    The obstacles she overcame in the last few months reach beyond those most high school seniors face, not because she was born with spina bifida, but because she almost died.
    Broughton didn’t know she had an infection. She just felt pain.