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Today's News

  • Peniston named to University of Alabama dean’s list

    A local student has received honors from the University of Alabama after being named to the spring 2016 dean’s list, according to the office of the president.
    University officials congratulated Brennen James Peniston of New Castle for earning a GPA of 3.5 or better with at least 12 credit hours of course work.

  • Rotary elects new officers
  • New Castle thrift shop must keep goods off the sidewalk

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

  • Lodge still needs help with its roof

    The Grand United Order of the Odd Fellows won’t have to weather another winter without a roof, if donors help raise another $30,000, according to organizers of the Save the Washington Lodge campaign.
    Organizers continue to push to save the historic building the fraternal organization has occupied since 1886 and preserve it for the future. The fundraising work began after a heavy snowstorm caused the roof to collapse in March 2015.

  • Though summer ends, reading is year-round

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

  • Equestrian joins the horse park board

    Being appointed to the Horse Park Commission isn’t the first rodeo for a Henry County man in terms of service on a state board.
    When Gov. Matt Bevin revamped the Kentucky Horse Park Commission, he appointed a local businessman and horse owner to the oversight body for the 1,224-acre equestrian-themed state park in Lexington.

  • Parking rules loosened

    With plenty of available parking spaces to go around, letting two businesses and their employees park on Broadway for more than two hours at a time won’t hurt commerce, members of the Eminence City Council decided at their July 11 meeting.
    The discussion arose after an unnamed citizen parked a van and marked it for sale on Broadway in the vicinity of CVS and Citizens Deposit Bank, Mayor Drane Stephens explained at the outset.  Complaints came into the city offices about that, and Stephens got the police involved in order to move the vehicle.

  • Meaning of feminism is a full life

    By Jesse Harp, Intern

    “There’s nothing wrong with women having children, taking care of their homes and being domestic. That’s what they were created for, after all.”

    Something shattered inside of me when I heard these words come from a girl in one of my classes my first year of college. Suddenly every nuance of sexism I’ve experienced in my life was tossed onto the shore of my conscience by a new wave of passion.

  • Local buzz July 13

    KSP arrests

    Michael O’Brien, 46, Campbellsburg — arrested July 4 at Interstate 71, 32 mile marker south bound, by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Newberry for DUI, first, aggravated

    Cameron Rogers, 20, Crestwood — arrested July 5 at Interstate 71, 32 mile marker south bound, by Trooper Brown for DUI; failure to wear seatbelt; reckless driving; driving too fast for conditions; and possession of open alcohol container in vehicle

  • Public Records for the week of July 13

    KSP arrests

    Michael O’Brien, 46, Campbellsburg — arrested July 4 at Interstate 71, 32 mile marker south bound, by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Newberry for DUI, first, aggravated

    Cameron Rogers, 20, Crestwood — arrested July 5 at Interstate 71, 32 mile marker south bound, by Trooper Brown for DUI; failure to wear seatbelt; reckless driving; driving too fast for conditions; and possession of open alcohol container in vehicle