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Today's News

  • The Meaning of Success

    By Lance Minnis

    The topic of success has been on my mind and in my conversation lately.

    A quick web dictionary search brings up several interesting definitions. My favorite, and the broadest, is simply “a result, or outcome.” Therefore, any result is a “success.” Probably the most commonly understood is ”the achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted” i.e. the completion of any task that has been planned and seen to its conclusion.

  • The Season Heats

    It is always a pleasure to welcome new members, and Crowe’s Chase, located on Little Dixie Road, is one of those non-profits that is working to make a beautiful area of eastern Henry County an ecological showcase.

  • Unemployment in 78 counties up

    Unemployment rates increased in 88 Kentucky counties between June 2012 and June 2013, while 26 county rates fell and six stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Stumbo’s stubborness is a problem for Ky.

    By Jon Clark

    Monday, the General Assembly began a special session called by Governor Beshear, to finish what should have been done a year ago. Redistricting. The Governor hopes the special session, which will cost over $60,000 a day, will only last five days, to “minimize the cost to taxpayers.”

    By law, the Commonwealth must reassess census data, and move House, Senate and Judicial districts as the population moves, so that districts have about the same population, across the state, to assure balanced representation.

  • 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.