Today's News

  • Kentucky is faring well

    In today’s data-driven age, there is no shortage of comparative lists that states can use to check the progress they’re making.  The rankings may not shed much light individually, but when enough are brought together, a much clearer picture begins to emerge.
    With that in mind, Kentucky and 14 of her fellow southern states got a chance earlier this summer to see how each stacks up in some especially crucial areas.

  • Campbellsburg Elementary School Student of the Week: Logan Rice

    Logan is a 5th grader at Campbellsburg Elementary.


    Are you looking forward to middle school?

    Kind of, I don’t know if I am prepared for it. I don’t feel confident yet. I don’t know how I am going to do with all of those classes.

    What do you do for fun?

    I play with my brother. We ride bikes and play with our dog.

    What pets do you have?

    A lot of fish. We have mollies and goldfish. We also have a dog named cookie.

    What is your favorite subject?

  • Eastern Elementary School Student of the Week Ray Trippett

    Ray is a 5th grader at Eastern.


    Are you looking forward to middle school?

    Yes, I’m looking forward to going to a bigger school and making new friends.

    What’s your favorite subject?

    Math it is the easiest subject. I understand numbers really well. I like long division most of all.

    What do you do for fun?

    I like to play sports. I play baseball, basketball and football.

    What are your favorite teams?

    Miami Heat, UofK,  N.Y. Yankees, Ravens and the Jets.

  • Engagement: Castlen-Houston

    The Honorable Judge Joseph and Kaye Castlen of Owensboro, wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Megan Michelle, to Mr. Robert Nolan Houston. Mr. Houston is the son of Dr. John and Cheryl Houston, also of Owensboro. Miss Castlen is the granddaughter of the late Royal and Mary Thomas and Joseph and Margaret Castlen of Owensboro.  Mr. Houston is the grandson of the late Nolan and Doris Fisher and Tommie Hartman Houston of New Castle and the late Dr. Robert Houston.

  • 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


    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?