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Today's Features

  • Itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, fatigue, these are just a few of the signs of seasonal allergies — also known as hay fever.
    And get ready: It looks like we may have a real doozy of an allergy season this year.
    Milder winter temperatures in places can cause plants to pollinate early. And a rainier spring leads to quick plant growth, as well as an increase in mold.  
    Allergic reactions mostly occur when your body responds to a “false alarm.”

  • Cooper Woods would like to announce the birth of his sister, Charlotte Beth Woods, born November 18, 2016, at Baptist Health in Louisville. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    Parents are Clint and Alicia Woods of New Castle.
    Grandparents are Dickey and Brenda Bethel, Warsaw and Steve and Iva Woods, Smithfield.
    Great-grandparents are Lucille Tindall of Campbellsburg and Joe Brady of Patriot, Ind.

  • Hubert “Shorty” and Judy Chesser celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, February 6, 2017. Mr. Chesser is retired from Oldham County Schools and Mrs. Chesser is an ordained minister.
    They have three children, Jeannean Heber of Pendleton, Sissy Shepherd of Bedford and Hubert Chesser Jr. of Lawrenceburg. They have eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    The couple is planning a celebration in April in Tybee Island, Georgia.
     

  • General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will host the 12th annual “It’s Sew Fine” Sewing Expo April 10 through12.
    The Expo provides sewing enthusiasts from this region of the country a chance to enrich their sewing skills in quilting, home décor and personal sewing.
    The Cooperative Extension Service, the educational outreach of the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University and Purdue University plan and conduct the regional sewing expo that has continued to grow since its beginning in 2005.

  • The Eminence Rotary Club hosted Stuart Alexander, the current Rotary district governor as their guest speaker Jan. 9. The club was presented with one of Rotary’s Best Community Service awards for their participation in the Farm City Day Lunch, held annually in Henry County. Alexander presented the award to club President Tim Lee.

  • Bob Brewer received the Henry County Help Center Volunteer of the Quarter award for his dedication to the food pantry. The latest quarterly dinner recognizing volunteers was held Jan. 19 at Lockport Baptist Church. Help center Director Joe Durbin presented Brewer with the award, and he received several gifts from sponsors, Chat ‘n’ Nibble, Scribers, Buddy’s Place and Valero.

  • Eight out of 10 people living with vision loss worldwide could have saved their sight through prevention or treatment.
    Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Of course, seeing your doctor for eye exams and treatment is key.
    Here are a few other things you can do help ensure your eyes have a bright future:

    Wear sunglasses
    Sunglasses that block 100 percent of ultraviolet-A and ultraviolet-B rays give you a big bang for your buck. They can:
    • Delay development of cataracts.
    • Prevent retinal damage.

  • By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
    Here once the embattled farmers stood,
    And fired the shot heard round the world.

    The shot heard round the world was fired at the battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson penned the words above commemorating the beginning of our Revolutionary War.