Today's News

  • Grant restricts use of The Locker for public

    Amvets of America is still looking for a location in which to establish a post, but it likely won’t be in The Locker in New Castle.
    Representative from Amvets attended the New Castle City Commission meeting Sept. 12 to present a proposal to the town to use the property at 24 Main Street as its post.

  • Frontier-era Facelift

    One of the earliest homes in New Castle is getting a facelift, just weeks after the National Parks Service recognized the downtown as historic.
    In the 1790s, James and Thomas Pearce, two pioneers from Virginia, built four two-storied log cabins and settled what would become New Castle, according to the recently approved application for the downtown’s inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Three of the four log cabins still stand, originally used as homes and trading posts, remaining the oldest buildings in town.

  • Twin Oaks celebrates

    The week of Sept. 11 through 16 was National Assisted Living Week, and residents at Twin Oaks Assisted Living in New Castle held daily activities in alignment with the theme of “Staying Connected.”
    Monday was Art Day at Twin Oaks. Local artist Sharon Silvers provided an art class to help residents get connected with their artistic sides. The halls were also decorated with examples of photography.
    Tuesday was Health Day and a guest speaker from Kindred Home Health lead a discussion on basic health problems.

  • Celebrating a milestone birthday

    It’s not every day that someone gets to mark 100 years on this earth. But next month one resident at Twin Oaks Assisted Living will do just that, and administrators at the facility are asking the county to join in the centennial celebration.
    On Oct. 14, Aline Stivers will turn 100 years old, and Leanne Yancey, community manager of Twin Oaks, wants it to be a memorable occasion.

  • Local Buzz, Sept. 28, 2016

    Church Activities

    Rev. Paul Briscoe will be guest speaker at the Union Baptist Church Reunion Sunday, Oct. 2.
    Lunch served immediately following the worship service. 

    Pleasureville Baptist WMU will have a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. All money raised will go to the Samaritan Shoebox Ministry.

  • Public Records, Sept. 28, 2016

    Grand Jury Indictments, Sept. 2016

    Christopher Murray, DOB 02/11/1978, Louisville – fleeing or evading police, first (motor vehicle); operating on a suspended operator’s license; improper turn/drive lane to enter limited access; speeding 26 mph over; improper passing; failure to comply with helmet law over 21; unapproved or no eye protective device (motorcycle); reckless driving; and no or expired Kentucky registration plates

  • News about the flu vaccine

    by Jennifer Grove, Bluegrass Pharmacy

    It’s really tough to stay on top of all the health news these days. Since the flu season is right around the corner, here’s a snapshot of recent news stories about the flu vaccine. 


    Flu shot helps people with diabetes 

  • Second Wind Dreams recalls first wish ever granted
  • The first frost can change forage qualities

    by Levi Berg, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent

    Harvest is well under way for many crops and winter prep is starting. One precaution to watch is potential frosts. 

    The National Weather Service for Louisville states that the average first fall frost is around the end of October, but a frost can come at any time.