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  • Take 5 with Suzanne Schulte

    Bio

    Fairfield and Dayton High School

    Brown Mackie Vet Tech Degree

    Henry County Animal Control Officer

    Vet Tech in Oldham County

     

    Where did your interest in helping animals come from?

    I have always been into animals. I was like that as a kid. I did a lot of rescues. I am a vet tech in Oldham County and before that I would help with spay and neuter clinics. Now that I have a medical background, I get paid for things that I normally wouldn’t have.

  • The Louisville Metro area offers new destinations for regional locals

    A trip to the Louisville metropolitan area doesn’t always cross many locals’ minds, but a continuing revitalization of the area may change your mind.

    In this week’s one tank trip, I looked for a mix of family friendly destinations and those couples could enjoy.

    Travelers can reach downtown’s West Main Street in less than hour on the weekend. Unless an event clogs up the Third Street exit, you can find accessible parking at street level and save parking money for something more enjoyable.

  • Random kindness

    Eminence High School students didn’t know what school had in store for them last Wednesday, an early release day.

    Motorists traveling through Eminence may have seen students from the sophomore, junior and senior classes weed the flower bed across from Dairy Queen, holding signs in front of Eminence City Hall or even washing windows on Penn Avenue.

     Eminence Middle and High School Principal Shannon Treece said the staff gave the students a ‘Change the day Challenge.’

  • ACT data skewed

    Changes in the 2013 ACT score reports make comparisons in trend data for county schools moot.

    The ACT entrance exam included two different variables in its score reporting this year: students who received time extended accommodations and whose scores previously didn’t count; and ACT changed its benchmark scores, which are considered predictors of the ability of a student to make a B or C in related college courses.

  • EIS board approves tax increase

     The Eminence Independent School Board adopted a small tax levy increase for larger improvements in following years.

    The proposed 73.8-cent per $100 of assessed value rate on personal and real property is expected to raise about $1 million, and is 7.2 cents higher than the 2012/2013 rate.

    On proeprty valued at $100,000, that translate to an increase of $72 per year.

    The school board held a public hearing about the increase Aug. 14 with concerned residents.

  • Bramlage to open Women’s Total Fitness

    Ruth Bramlage struggled with her weight and rheumatoid arthritis before exercise freed her from large amounts of medication and a life of pain.

    Bramlage will open Women’s Total Fitness of Henry County in New Castle next to New Castle City Hall on East Cross Main at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9.

    Bramlage ran a successful fitness facility in Shelbyville and plans to do the same in New Castle. Bramlage will offer a circuit weight resistance and aerobic workout facility for women.

  • Nelson Co. couple joins federal lawsuit

    By Randy Patrick

    Jimmy Lee Meade and Luke Barlowe have been together for nearly 45 years, and they’ve been married since 2009, but Kentucky law doesn’t consider their wedding vows valid.

    The two men are determined to change that.

    Meade and Barlowe have joined two other gay couples in a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Louisville to try to force the state to accept same-sex marriages that occurred in states with laws allowing them.

  • 2nd graders are on the ball

    Ashley Troxell wants to keep her second grade students on the ball.

    Troxell , a New Castle Elementary second grade teacher, researched using balls for students to sit on during class as a healthy alternative to chairs. The students have responded to the added fun with more focus.

    “We are going to try to extend it to the whole second grade and use it as our pilot,” said Eric Davis, New Castle Elementary Principal.” I hired her and about a week later she brought the idea and research to me she had done on her own.”

  • Day trippin’ in Berea

    Berea continues growing from its roots as an antislavery community into a progressive city of the Bluegrass.

    The dramatic hills surrounding Berea are just 40 miles outside Lexington and less than two hours from Henry County.

    The city and its college grew around progressive ideas from Kentucky emancipationists Cassius Clay and John Gregg Fee.

  • Take 5 with George McDannold

    Bio

    Co-owner of Cook’s 1993 , partner since 1974

    Moved to Henry County 1973

    Covington Catholic

    University of Cincinnati Pharmacy school.

    Why did you decide to go to pharmacy school?