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Today's News

  • Water most important nutrient in summer

    Sometimes we discuss animal nutrition and almost forget the most important nutrient – water.

    No matter what animal and what we are feeding, nothing works correctly unless the animals have access to clean water. Reduction in weight gain, milk production, and animal performance are consequences of lack of an adequate water source.

  • Extension celebrates 100 years of food preservation

    For the past 100 years, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has improved the lives of families through educational programs in food preservation.

    Beginning in the spring of 1914, girls’ canning clubs were formed at the height of the canning season to teach young people how to safely preserve their harvests.

    In the 1940s amidst the back drop of World War II, agricultural and home demonstration agents encouraged Kentuckians to produce 75 percent of their food at home through a “live-at-home” campaign.

  • Women should be aware of heart disease

    In our society there is lot of talk about inequality between men and women, but there is one area in particular where the desparity has increased in record numbers – heart disease. Since 1984, more women than men have died from heart disease each year.

    One in three women die from heart disease, which equates to one woman every minute. Forty-three million women in the United States have cardiovascular problems and 90 percent of us have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.

  • Diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure — Oh, my!

    Jennifer Grove

    Bluegrass Drug Company

    The last couple of decades tell a “good news, bad news” story about diabetes. That’s the disease that makes it tough for your body to control blood sugar. Here’s a snapshot:

    In the last 20 years, the number of adults with diabetes has more than tripled. Nearly one in 10 now has the disease. That’s certainly not good news.

  • The mess in the middle east

    Mark Fassio

    Guest Columnist

    A few weeks ago the Local published a piece I wrote about the Russian power-grab of Crimea and its fomenting of unrest in Ukraine. With all the attention now ongoing in Iraq and Syria, I thought I’d try to explain what’s going on, and why. (My first region of study in the military was the MidEast, and I deployed there twice my career. This is déjà vu all over again.)

  • Letters to the Editor

    McConnell at center of dysfunction

    It isn’t a surprise that Jon Park would take to the pages of this paper to distort and mislead residents of Henry County on Alison Lundergan Grimes’ candidacy for U.S. Senate. After all, Park’s candidate – Senator Mitch McConnell – has no record to run on at all.

    But let’s take a look at the unsubstantiated arguments made and the very important issues conveniently ignored.

  • Owensboro girl killed in ATV accident

    A 12-year-old Owensboro girl was killed in an ATV accident on her grandparents' farm Wednesday night.

    Lillia Gray was visiting her grandparents, Lloyd and Patricia Gray at the farm in Smithfield when she lost control of the ATV she was operating and went over a hill, rolling the vehicle several times, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Sergeant Chad Taylor. According to Taylor, Gray was riding with her 15-year-old brother when he got off the ATV to open a cattle gate. He told Gray to drive the ATV through the gate when she lost control and went over the hill.

  • Grimes’ comments on coal stance murky

    By Jon Park

     

    A few weeks ago, a commercial began running with a mother thanking Alison Lundergan Grimes for a bill she pushed through the state house to help our military personnel vote.

    Sounds good right?

    Problem is, the bill Alison is touting as a crowning achievement of her work as Secretary of State, the Military Heroes Voting Initiative, is not what she had originally sought.  

    State Senator Damon Thayer, the Majority Floor Leader recently said, “We had to do major surgery to that bill.”  

  • Relay support appreciated in cancer fight

     

    By Phyllis Banta

     

    Being thankful is not always an easy thing to do.

  • New business is exciting in Henry County

     Being the Chamber director certainly has been fun this month.  Grand openings always make me happy, and we have had two in one week and another coming up on June 20 at noon.