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Today's News

  • 11 Wildcats make football all-district team

    Submitted

    The Henry County Wildcats’ football team was well represented on the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association Class 3A District 3 All-District team. Eleven players made the team and nine more earned Honorable Mention status.

    Cameron Johnson and Bodie Clark made both the defensive team and the offensive team. Johnson was named as a wide receiver and defensive back and Clark made it as a full back and linebacker.

  • Tobacco GAP meetings offered Jan. 30

    Because of buyer/manufacturer concerns, an annual training for tobacco producers called Tobacco GAP Certification was made mandatory a couple of years ago.  
    GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices, and the trainings include information on Tobacco Production, Environmental Stewardship and Labor Management/ Worker Safety.   
    UK Extension Agronomist Dr. Bob Pearce spearheads the Kentucky Tobacco GAP Training efforts, in cooperation with a new organization known as “GAP Connections.”   

  • ACA to cause changes on your tax return

    The Affordable Care Act is in fact a far reaching program that will impact us all and it is starting with the 2014/2015 tax filing season.
    The Affordable Care Act was passed with the goal of extending quality health insurance coverage to more Americans.  Beginning in 2014, the federal government, state governments, insurers, employers and individuals share the responsibility for health insurance coverage.  

  • Millions of Americans suffer from diabetes

    The Disease by the Numbers

    Do you pay attention to health news? If so, you may know that the diabetes epidemic is enormous. But there could be a surprise or two for you in the numbers below.
    Nearly 1 in 10
     That’s how many people have diabetes in the United States.
    5.4 percent
    Fortunately, the number of new diabetes cases fell an average of 5.4 percent between 2008 and 2012.
    Researchers think some of this success is due to overall declines in obesity rates.
    Double trouble

  • Good dental hygiene boosts overall health

    Many of us make going to the doctor a priority, but what about the dentist?  
    Good oral hygiene can prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease.  
    Good oral health can also help you prevent an array of health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and preterm labor.  
    Your mouth is a window into the rest of your body.  Normally your mouth has lots of bacteria and good oral care such as brushing and flossing can keep these bacteria under control.  

  • Cattlemen donate to Help Center

    Joe Durbin, left, with the Henry County Help Center, received a check for $1,000 from Irvin Kupper, president of the Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association, at the group’s January meeting.

  • Ky. Farm Fest booth deadline approaching

    Booth applications are due by Jan. 31 for the two-day July event known as Kentucky Farm Fest to be held in Crestwood.
    Kentucky Farm Fest offers hours of hands-on agriculture workshops, interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, a 44-foot mobile science unit, juried artists, food, hands-on nature exhibits, interactive barn displays, kids’ nature crafts, live animals, live cooking demos and live bluegrass entertainment.
    Booths are available for food products and artists .
    Cost for the food booths up to Jan. 31 is $25 and $50 after.

  • Add more ‘Z’s in your life for good health

    We all want a good night’s sleep, but for some of us, sleep is hard to come by.
    If you experience trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, awakening too early or never feeling rested, you are not alone.
    Many adults experience sleep disturbances at some point. The National Institutes of Health estimates that nearly 30 percent of the general adult population complains of sleep disruption, and about 10 percent has functional impairment in the daytime that is a telltale sign of insomnia.

  • Senate passes four bills in first week of session

    By Paul Hornback, State Senator

    “Creating Kentucky jobs and strengthening Kentucky families” — this is how our caucus defined the overall goals of the Senate this session, and I’m proud to report that four of our priority bills to accomplish those objectives passed the Senate in our first week and are now on the way to the House.

  • Mesker: a legacy cast in iron

    Unexpectedly, I felt a burst of Evansville, Ind., hometown pride while talking to New Castle Main Street Manager Jeff Thoke last week.

    It didn’t occur to me while seeking the history of the city’s Locker building — on which there’s still a lot of blanks to fill in, if anybody out there would like to help — several artifacts from 160 miles away would turn up.