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  • 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?

  • 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?

  • Walker may be cleared

    John Walker may soon be cleared of charges in a family meth case.

    In 2012, a Henry County Grand Jury indicted Walker for unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, a class D felony.

    The indictment stemmed from a search of the family residence on Wolfpen Branch Road in May 2012. During that search, Kentucky State Trooper Mitch Hazelett found an active meth lab and materials for meth production in his parents’ Christina and Geremy Walker’s home.

  • McDonald’s building delayed

     
Eminence residents will have to wait for the arrival of McDonald’s until next year.


    Mayor Drane Stephens gave a progress report on numerous properties at the Eminence City Council meeting Monday, including CVS, the anticipated McDonald’s and the vacant KFC/Taco Bell property.


  • Take 5 with Ralph Fergueson

    Basic Bio

    From the four corners known as Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.

    Moved to Shelby County at 2 years old. Been in Kentucky for about 58 years.

    Graduated from SCHS in 1969. Former FFA and Odd Fellows member.

    Father bought land in Eminence in the early 1960s; lived in Shelby County 35-40 years near Simpsonville.

    What got you interested in farming?

  • Bardstown — More than just My Old Kentucky Home

    In this week’s one tank trip, I wanted show off some of the lesser known jewels of Bardstown and Nelson County.

    Bardstown’s usual suspects — My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Federal Hill, Heaven Hill Distillery and the Stephen Foster Story all merit a trip — but there are other attractions you don’t want to miss.