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Today's News

  • 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

    Bio

    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?

  • Take 5 with George McDannold

    Bio

    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?

  • Dill picked to lead Bat Cats

    Stuart Dill, who was an assistant baseball coach at Spencer County the last two years, has been named the new baseball coach for Henry County.

    Dill played baseball for the Bears in high school for seven years, starting off with the team as a sixth grader. He started his college career at Volunteer State and finished with two seasons as a pitcher for Indiana University Southeast.

  • Back for round 2 of fall sports

     

     

    The kids are back in school and the sports teams have been practicing for nearly a month, which means that the fall sports season is about to heat up.

  • Playing with pros

     

     

    Few athletes in Henry County have made it as far in the professional sports world as Steve Olsen who played football and baseball at Henry County from 1984 to 1988.

    Olsen  — a high school pitcher and quarterback — played baseball for the Eastern Kentucky Colonels from 1988 to 1991 and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1991.