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  • Hamilton: ‘I am going to walk’

    Staff writer/photographer

    Betty Jean Payton Hamilton was in Eminence running routine errands on May 21 when she suffered a life-altering accident.

    The 76-year old New Castle resident had been to the bank and the grocery store, and stopped in at the pawn shop to chat with relatives.

    Hamilton then went to Southern States where she was going to grab some gardening plants.

  • ATVs create a ruckus in NC

    Staff writer/photographer

    September Tingle and her family’s all-terrain vehicles are the focus of neighborhood grievances in the Castle Creek subdivision south of New Castle.

    In May, a handful of residents came to the New Castle City Commission to air their complaints. At the June meeting, both sides of the argument were represented and packed the meeting room. Tingle said she was unaware the ATVs were considered to be such a problem.

  • Eminence to go with OneCall

    General Manager

    Notifying Eminence residents of special meetings, events or important alerts could become easier after a move by the city council Monday night.

    In a 4-2 vote, the council voted to contract with OneCall Now for a system similar to what the county government and both school districts use to notify residents and parents of emergencies and other situations.

  • Graduate is first in family with diploma

    Staff writer/photographer

    He is the first in his family to graduate from high school, and became a naturalized citizen only last year.

    Brian Dong, of Eminence, emigrated from the Fu Zhou province in China with his parents, Mei Chen and Xiao Dong, in 1997. He was just six years old.

    “We traveled from  place-to-place,” he said. “I went to different schools until I was in fifth grade.”

  • Baptist Hospital Northeast to offer prostate cancer screenings June 13

    Baptist Hospital Northeast will offer prostate screenings for men over age 50 and those at high risk for prostate cancer from 8:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 13, in the Ambulatory Care Center.

    Urologists Brooks Jackson, MD, and Christopher Smith, MD, will perform the digital rectal exams and Baptist Northeast Laboratory personnel will take blood samples to perform the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. There will be a $5 fee to help cover the cost of the blood test.

  • ‘I’m leaving!’

    General Manager

    Warren Stone held up his hands, twisting his cuffed wrists in the air. “I’m leaving,” he told other inmates from the Carroll County Detention Center.

    Six weeks after the hearing to determine Stone’s competency, Henry County District Court Judge Diana E. Wheeler ruled that the 57-year old mentally retarded Eminence man was indeed not fit to stand trial for the Feb. 29, 2008 murder of his mother, Maralyn Burchett.

  • Is your prescription available for pickup?

    As summer arrives, children and teens find themselves with more time on their hands and often less supervised by parents and other adults.  As parents, we must safeguard our homes and our children from access to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.  Prescription drug abuse is rising in popularity across the country.  So, parents, is your prescription available for pickup?

  • Family practice has grown for Campbellsburg doctor

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dr. Damon Gatewood’s family practice in Campbellsburg has undergone some major changes.

    “We’ve grown quite a bit,” he said.

    With an eye toward serving more families in the community, Gatewood said he added Nurse Practitioner Jan Powell to the staff and moved to a larger office in the industrial park.

    The new facility is 4,000 square feet and is located just inside the industrial park in front of the Kentucky State Police post.

  • P’Ville talks cops ... again

    General Manager

    Though some officials maintain the city simply cannot afford it, the Pleasureville City Commission turned its discussion, again, toward a police officer for the small town.

    During Monday night’s business meeting, the topic sprang up at different points, including the passage of the city’s 2009-2010 budget.

  • Learn some new moves with Tai Chi at enrichment center

    Staff writer/photographer

    Some regulars at the Henry County Life Enrichment Center recently took a break from their card games to work on Tai Chi moves with center director Bryan Raisor.

    Raisor became a certified instructor in the ancient exercise discipline in order to teach the group.

    “It relieves pain,” he said, “and it’s good for people in any physical condition.”

    The eight-week course is being offered under the auspices of the Arthritis Foundation.