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LETTERs TO THE EDITOR

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Festival coming soon

This year the New Castle Patriotic Festival will honor World War II veterans.

On Saturday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. , we will have arts and crafts, flea markets, food booths, and there is still room for more booths.

We will have a parade. You can be in it with the celebrities, beauty queens, floats, businesses, political candidates, bicycles, tractors, etc.

Before the parade we will be handing out hand held American flags. After the parade there will be a meet and greet at New Castle Baptist Church in the fellowship hall.

The afternoon will feature talented performers, including Dave Stahl, County Kicker Line dancers, Megan Stout, Tim Pearson andFred Astaire LaGrange dancers.

The festival will again have a car, truck and motorcycle show. Registration is the day of the event for only $10 per vehicle.

The silent auction will be located in the rear of the Courthouse yard.

A street dance featuring the Untamed Country Band will take place that evening.

You can find all of this information on our website www.newcastleky.com or www.Facebook.com/new castle festivals.

We would like to thank our sponsors-H & R Block-Eminence & Shelbyville, True Home Value-Louisville, Sunrooms & More-Lexington, Shelby Energy Shelbyville, Rumpke-Cincinnati, Zaring and Sullivan Law Office-New Castle, Perry’s Tri-County Hardware & Lumber-Eminence, Arvin Sango-Campbellsburg, Providence New Castle (formerly Homestead Nursing Center)New Castle, Citizens Deposit Bank-Eminence, Pyles Body & Paint-Campbellsburg, Century 21 Abbot Realty & Auction-Carolyn Campbell Realtor Shelbyville. Without them it would be impossible to put on the festival. Thank them very much!

We hope to see everyone at the New Castle Patriotic Festival to honor the veterans.

— Charlie Sevier, New Castle Festivals Committee

Diabetes rates

Did you know that in 1995, about 120,000 Kentucky adults had been diagnosed with diabetes, and by 2010, the prevalence rate for diabetes had increased to 10 percent or approximately 370,000 adults? For 2012, this rate is slightly higher at 10.7 percent

In Henry County, we have nearly 2,000 citizens, or 12.7 percent, living with diabetes and many more with undiagnosed cases.

The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition ~ Henry County Chapter wants to help those living with diabetes to reduce their risk of complications. How can that happen? First, admit that you have diabetes and not a little bit of sugar. Second, admit the need for education. Studies show that persons living with diabetes who attend classes do better. Additionally, family and friends can accompany the person to learn about diabetes and healthier options.

Our next educational class starts on June 3 and will meet for six consecutive Tuesdays from 1p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Henry County Help Center located at 4844 North Main Street in Eminence. Pre-registration is required for the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Class. Contact Mona Huff at 845-6849 or monahuff.henrykipda@gmail.com. Today is the day to make a decision for better health!

— Mona Huff, Henry County Community Organizer