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  • Home, ‘Sweet Home’


    Defoe, once known as ‘Sweet Home,’ had four grocery stores, a post office and two blacksmith shops.
    The idyllic town was formed on part of the Low Dutch Tract originally purchased by Dutch settlers looking to preserve their language, culture and religion without English influence.
    The town’s legacy has been recorded much like family history:  with personal recollections and affection. Three sources, two from the past and one from the present gave insight into a town left behind in the path of modern progress.

  • HEALTH: Do you have twinges in your hinges?

    The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation.

    Signs of arthritis include redness, heat, swelling and pain in the affected joints. According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are over 100 diseases under the “arthritis umbrella.”

    The two most common are osteoarthritis, which is a wearing down of the cartilage that cushions the bones where they meet, and rheumatoid arthritis, in which the joint lining becomes inflamed.

  • HEALTH: Stop smoking now, the benefits last for years to come

    Tobacco is a way of life for many in Kentucky.  We grow it, sell it, and smoke it.  When I was younger part of our family farm operation was raising tobacco.  Although my dad was a tobacco farmer, I never saw him smoke a single cigarette or use smokeless tobacco.  My grandfather was a heavy smoker and died of a massive heart attack at the young age of 37.  This life-changing event convinced my dad not to smoke and he reminded us of his dad’s fate as he told us not to smoke.

  • Nick Hawkins vies for Circuit Court Clerk

    Nick Hawkins
    30 • New Castle
    Magistrate, District 4

    Experience

  • Ky 146 $ approved

    After a tumultuous week in which the Kentucky 146 reconstruction project was out, then back in again, Governor Steve Beshear approved, mostly, the state’s two-year road plan.

    “The highway plan was delivered to (Beshear’s) desk at noon Thursday (April 12), which gave him just a few hours to go over it,” State Representative and Budget Committee Chairman Rick Rand told members of the Henry County Fiscal Court.

  • Gina Lyle vies for Circuit Court Clerk

    Experience:

    I am currently chief deputy circuit clerk and I have been since 2005 with Mary Lou Roberts. Leland Payton (former clerk) hired me in 1988 as a temp and I have been there 24 years. I have really enjoyed the job. We have some great people to work with and it is an important job.

    Why are you running for the position?

  • Berry speech focuses on community

    For many who leave  rural county settings for the big city, one’s identity is never truly separated from hometown, community or neighborhood. Many moved back home after college or jaunts into city life.

    The promise of more profitable opportunity, as well as economic challenges contributed to our societal departures from the agricultural landscape.

  • Shannon Treece to be new Eminence High, Middle School Principal

    Shannon Treece knew she wanted to be a teacher.

    Growing up on a dairy farm in Henry County, she didn’t know if she could make it through college. When she finally stepped into the classroom as a teacher, she knew it was where she wanted to be the rest of her life.

    Treece will start as principal of Eminence High/Middle School July 1. Her return to the county and community as an educator speaks to Treece’s desire for service.

  • Diabetes Education Day
  • Smith gets 60 days, no animals

    Despite a deal with the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Terri L. Smith will not regain ownership of the two dogs and two horses she’d asked for in exchange for a guilty plea to one count of second-degree cruelty to animals.

    The decision by Henry District Court Judge Diana Wheeler came as part of a more than three-hour long hearing Monday that included emotional testimony from Smith’s friends and family, as well as individuals who fostered some of the animals seized in the December raid.