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  • Biggest Loser Weigh-in chatter

    Biggest Loser contestants keep trying.  They persevere.  Sometimes everything flows perfectly.  They are amazed at how well their eating and exercising stay on track. Other weeks are frustrating, yet they do not accept defeat but valiantly keep striving.  Through all challenges, Biggest Losers must discover how to stay balanced and keep their eyes on the goal of healthy weight loss.  Here is an inside look at the agony and the ecstasy of their ten-week commitment as heard from remarks at weigh-in.

  • Lawmakers ponder Sunday wine sales

    Landmark News Service

    Every Sunday, several carloads of visitors venture up the gravel drive leading to the Smith-Berry Winery tasting room.

    They come hoping to sample some of the New Castle winery’s products, but state law forces owner Chuck Smith to turn them – and the money they have to spend – away. Many leave frustrated, Smith said. “They’re mad, too; they’ve driven in off the interstate,” specifically to visit the winery.

  • Public Record for the Week of Dec. 31, 2008

    Property transfers

    Vincent O. MattinglyJr. , Living Trust, dated Jan. 22, 2004, to Glenn Apple. Property in Henry County, $15,000.

    James A. and Linda L. Wolfe, Campbellsburg, to Angela Marie Imel, Eminence. Property in Henry County; Love and affection, fair market value is $148,000.

    Henry County Fiscal court, by and through John Logan Brent, Henry County Judge/Executive, to Timothy J. and Bernadette P. Larson, Pendleton. Quitclaiming property in Henry County, fair market value is $2,500.

  • Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank earns 5-star ranking

    Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank takes great pride in receiving a 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability from BauerFinancial, Inc. 5-Stars is the highest rating attainable from the Nation’s Bank Rating Firm and is based on the overall financial picture of the institution.

  • Eminence sponsoring Eminence Day pageants

    The City of Eminence is sponsoring a Cutest Baby Contest for children birth to 23 months, a Cutie Pie Contest for children 2, 3 and 4 years old and a Little Miss and Mister Contest for couples ages 5, 6 and 7. The contests will be held on Eminence Day, Saturday, August 8.

  • Jacob performs Baptist Hospital Northeast’s first OtisKnee surgery

    Eugene Jacob, MD, orthopedic surgery, performed Baptist Hospital Northeast’s first OtisKnee® replacement surgery on Roy Lyons of Shelby County on April 21. Dr. Jacob is now one of only a handful of physicians in Kentucky doing the OtisKnee.

  • Harris answers new calling

    Staff writer/photographer

    Jason Harris once felt a calling to teach math to children. Now the former Henry County Middle School eighth grade math teacher is answering a higher calling.

  • Public Record for the week of February 4, 2009

    Traffic

    Monday, Jan. 26

    Judge Diana E. Wheeler

    David A. Nicoulin, 35, excessive windshield/window tinting; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, BAC .08, first offense, failure to wear seat belts. Not guilty, pretrial conference Feb. 23. Failure to produce insurance card, dismissed with proof.

    Charles D. Quire II, 30, failure to wear seat belts; failure to produce insurance card. Failure to appear, issue Department of Transportation and bench warrant, $500.

  • Public Record for the Week of Jan. 7, 2009

    Marriages

    Cherie Mae Gaines, 28, Pleasureville, to William Steve Schaffer Jr., 30, Pleasureville.

    Charlene Eva Maria, 55, Crestwood to George David Maria, 64, Crestwood.

    Kellie Jeanette Conaster, 19, Pleasureville, to Gilbert Franklin Chapman, 25, Pleasureville.

    Tiffany Ann Gibbs, 18, Pleasureville, to Justin Allan Price, 20, Eminence.

    Divorces

    James B. Potts, 47, Eminence, and Leslie C. Jenkins, 41, New Castle.

  • Benham returns to serve as NCFD chief

    Staff writer/photographer

    The new fire chief at New Castle’s volunteer fire department is not really new to the position.

    Tim Benham served in that capacity for ten years before relocating with his family to Shelby County in 2004. He said he remained involved with the New Castle department and rejoined when he moved back in 2008.

    Benham became chief again during the department’s annual elections.

    “I kept on with Relay for Life and the fish fries here,” he said.