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  • Easter Egg Hunting

    New Castle Christian Church opened its doors to the community to host an Easter Egg hunt for all ages and hid about 1,500 eggs. The Szczepan family participated, and Eliza, 2, and Brody, 15 months, check out what their eggs contained afterwards in the church gym.

    Gracie Lucas, 7, removes the treats from inside the eggs to give them back to be reused next year.

    Macy Prenn, 5, of Eminence, found some eggs on a parked car overlooked by other hunters. Malachi Thomas, 6, reaches into a planter to grab an egg.

  • Fire destroy's Bert's Garage
  • Eastern students fight cancer with ‘Relay Recess’

    The halls of Eastern Elementary School rang with cheers for cancer survivors April 3 as students contributed to the fight against the disease with a Relay Recess.
    Students looked happy to be doing their part through the Relay for Life event, even though drenching rains kept the walkers inside.
    Beginning with a schoolwide assembly in the cafeteria, teacher Diane Dunavan shared her experience in surviving cancer.

  • Hemp food project puts down roots

    Having secured an option on eight acres in the Henry County Commerce Park for a hemp food products processing facility, entrepreneur Chad Rosen will turn his attention to raising capital for the project estimated at more than $4 million.
    Rosen met members of the Henry County Fiscal Court’s Economic Development Committee April 2 to sign the paperwork and pay the $4,000 for the option. The agreed to purchase price is $5,000 an acre.

  • A finger-lickin' good meal

    Volunteers from Second Wind Dreams served up a special meal of KFC fried chicken plus a visit from Col. Sanders look-a-like, Bob Thompson, from Lawrenceburg, for residents of both Providence and Twin Oaks in New Castle March 27. Second Wind Dreams strives to improve the quality of life of seniors by making some of their wishes come true. Every resident plus staff at the two residential living centers received a meal, which included 175 pieces of fried chicken, plus 50 chicken strips, as well as fried okra, mashed potatoes and a biscuit. 

  • Politicians support JCTC campus project
  • Eminence named District of Distinction

    In 2012, Eminence Independent Schools faced declining enrollment, had unmet progress goals from the state and only 39 percent of its seniors were graduating as college or career ready.
    Fast-forward to 2014 and Eminence became the first district in the state to reach 100 percent on that same benchmark. The district also went from not meeting Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) to being in the top 5 percent in the state and enrollment has grown by 40 percent in the past three years.

  • Beyond the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Robison looks for new ways to help

    Ariel Robison nominated herself for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last year, but now she’s thinking about more ways to help others who face losing loved ones to the deadly disease.
    In January 2014, Robison lost her mother, Alicia, to ALS, short for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe.
    Like so many others, Robison took up the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness about the disease.

  • Energy Stars

    Members of the New Castle Elementary Energy Team feel empowered in teaching their fellow students about electricity generation, efficiency, conservation and safety.
    One year after a group of New Castle fourth-graders won an all-expense-paid tour of Washington, D.C., as a part of the National Elementary Rookie of the Year Award, energy team members planned and held an energy fair in the school’s gym March 27.

  • Volunteers make help center award possible