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  • The life Aquatica

    As a child, Travis Sullivan would get kicked out of his house for bringing home snakes and lizards. Now, he runs a business doing just that.

    Sullivan, a Florida native, started working with exotic fish, aquariums and reptiles at age 4. He owned his first business in his early 20s.Sullivan’s love for nature and animals led him to an apprenticeship with a man who had monkeys and he also learned how to do bronze and copper sculpting.

  • Cedar Lake residents help at Campbellsburg


    Tish Stewart Director of Health Services for Cedar Lake’s Park Place wants to break down stereotypes and misconceptions about Park Place residents and integrate them into the community.

    Park Place residents Stephanie and Chris, last names withheld on request, recently joined the cafeteria staff at Campbellsburg Elementary. The two helped during lunch with various jobs under the supervision of staff members from Park Place. Stewart emphasized the residents are like everyone else.

  • ‘If they can do it, Henry County can’

    On Hickory Hill Road in the Stonehurst subdivision sits an abandoned mobile home, burned so badly that the south end of the trailer has no shell, the interior visible from the street.

    Next door sits a neatly kept mobile home with a for sale sign in the yard.

    Stonehurst resident Jim Edds told the Henry County Fiscal Court last month that the abandoned mobile home makes it very difficult for the owners of the property next door to sell their home.

    Edds said the owner is frequently absent, and not paying property tax.

  • Loving, and resettling, a place

    Mary Berry Smith’s vision comes from a love of place and a pragmatic approach for resettling it.

    With a Berry Center sponsored farming degree, set to launch fall 2013 at St. Catharine College, the acquisition of donated land for a potential farm school in Henry County and planning a three-day conference where farmers, activists and scholars will develop an approach for resettling America’s rural landscape, Smith emphasizes the need for the center to work on many things at once.

  • Sheriff, committee agree on budget

    The Fiscal Court Budget Committee and the Sheriff’s Department compromised to make necessary cuts without cutting the Sheriff’s law enforcement services to the county.

  • Henderson House dates back to early 19th century

    The history of the Isham Henderson House just outside New Castle city limits holds a fragmented piece of our county and nation’s dark, and violent, history.


  • Eminence schools receive PEAK Award

    Eminence Independent School Superintendent Buddy Berry considers receiving the PEAK award a validation of hard work and just the beginning of the district’s results.

    The Kentucky School Board Association presented Eminence Independent Schools with the Public Education Achieves in Kentucky Award. The implementation of the district’s initiative for engaging students in learning through the Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education model has helped retain students with new opportunities.

  • Updated: Fatal tractor-trailer accident shuts down southbound lanes on I-71

    By Brad Bowman



    A fatal tractor-trailer crash shut down the south bound lanes of I-71 at the 63 mile marker earlier this morning. According to Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Brad Arterburn, officials have since opened one southbound lane near the overpass by the Glencoe Exit. Police have not released the identity of the victim yet.

  • KY 146 realignment route chosen

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has chosen the realignment route for KY 146 with the least amount of invasive construction, and work is slated to begin in 2016.

    At the end of April, the KYTC held a public meeting at New Castle Elementary School with project managers and engineering firm GRW Inc. Engineers and transportation cabinet officials presented three routes on aerial and survey maps for the public. The cabinet has chosen alternate 3 with finalized design plans projected by early 2013.

  • Taking LEGOs to the Xtreme

    Eminence Middle and High School Robo Challenge Xtreme teams learn collaboration, teamwork and problem solving while building and programming LEGO robots in Steve Metcalfe’s LEGO Robotics Club.

    Students design and program their own LEGO robots to achieve 14 different missions for themed competitions at the regional and state levels. Students can’t rely on remote control, but embrace the disciplines of math, science, technology and engineering for programming turns and tasks requiring sensor recognition of colored pieces.