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Today's News

  • A special kind of Homecoming
  • Get rid of the junk, New Castle citizens say

    Yards full of junk cars, trash, tall weeds and more.
    Citizens approached the New Castle City Commission at its August meeting to ask if something could be done about that sort of flotsam and jetsam in the yards in town.
    “There’s a yard on East Cross that’s got pallets, old cars and trucks and even an ambulance in the yard,” said Garrett Woods. “It’s fairly unsightly.”
    Another resident reinforced why it was important to keep yards in town looking up to code, at the very least.

  • Hawkins resigns from Henry Fiscal Court

    As Magistrate Nick Hawkins prepared to resign his elective office and to relocate to Henry County, Ga., he reflected on how many people from his home supported and inspired him to do for others.
    He saw a chance to help many people a leadership position for the southeastern district of the Communications Workers of America, an international labor union representing 700,000 workers in telecommunications, information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, healthcare, law enforcement, manufacturing and more.

  • Slippery subject: Knowing the basics of coconut oil

    For many years, the high saturated fat content of coconut oil made the oil a no-no for individuals looking to lose weight or live healthier lifestyles.
    Recent scientific reports have said saturated fat may not be as bad as once thought or as bad when compared to trans-fat. This has allowed coconut oil to gain popularity.  Nicole Peritore, one of our UK  Extension Specialists for family health sent us the following information on coconut oil.

  • Ideas for establishing late-summer forages

    By Levi Berg

  • Summer winds down

    By Cathy Toole

     

    4-H is always going full force over the summer, and now that school has started back up it means that summer is winding down for us.
    While we still have plenty to do in the winter, our warm weather activities are some of the best.
    We’re gearing up for the upcoming year and will start enrolling new members soon.

  • Pleasureville celebrates farmers market opening

    The small town of Pleasureville welcomed a big addition to Main Street in July with the grand opening of the Pleasureville Farmers Market.  
     The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) team began working with Pleasureville community leaders Susan Schlosnagle, Cheryl Clark and Jakob Beckley early in the development of the farmers market plan, and the three community leaders give the KCARD team credit for helping the market get off the ground.

  • Fun Henry County events remain in full swing

    By Paul Cole

  • FEMA to provide assistance for flooding damage

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides during the period of July 11-20.

  • Celebrating Eminence Day