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Today's News

  • Does scours get your cattle operation down?

    Every year, I hear producers discuss calf scours in their herds, and every year, those same producers will complain about growth rates of their calves and calf death.
    Scours is defined by neonatal calf diarrhea occurring within the first three weeks of a calf’s life.
    Rotavirus, coronavirus, bacteria (E. coli K99; Clostridium perfringens Type C, Salmonella spp.) and the parasite Cryptosporidia are the most common causes of neonatal calf diarrhea.

  • Let’s talk turkey about food safety

    It’s nearly Thanksgiving, and soon delicious, juicy turkeys will take center stage at many of our holiday meals.
    It’s so important that these birds are properly cooked and prepared, because we don’t want anyone to get sick from a food-borne illness.
    It doesn’t matter whether you purchase a fresh or frozen turkey. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cooking safety tips for both on its Food Safety and Inspection Service website.

  • Kenny graduates from KSP academy

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 39 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort recently. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 911 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.
     The new troopers are part of the agency’s 94th cadet class. They reported for duty on May 22 in a class that consisted of 66 cadets. Twenty-seven resigned during the rigorous 23-week training cycle that followed. Six women started the program and four completed the training.

  • Pride in Henry County Arts set for Nov. 27

    The post-Thanksgiving gathering, scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at Eminence Christian Church, is certain to make participants feel pride in the arts and performers from Henry County, hence the name.
    Martha Tarry Simpson, one of the organizers, said the participating artists, who are either from Henry County or have local ties, enrich the community.

  • Perry recognized for her volunteerism

    A sick grandmother once needed to make her medical appointment at Hope Health Clinic with her 6-year-old granddaughter in tow on a bitter cold winter day, according to clinic Administrator Janet Warren. Besides her health needs, the grandmother had a problem — her only operating vehicle didn’t have a back window.
    Warren might not have noticed, but when chatting with the visitors, she made a comment about the child still being in clothes people don’t usually wear in public.

  • Anti-drug effort leads to grief support group

    With Celebrate Recovery established to help people overcome addictions, two women are working to create a grief support group for Henry County.
    Barbara Minton and Bonnie Ethington met at a Celebrate Recovery organizational meeting, brought together with other faith leaders by Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent to find a way to battle the growing substance abuse epidemic.

  • Mary Poppins to take flight

    Making Mary Poppins soar in The Theatre Downstream’s next production is just part of the magic in store for audiences Dec. 1 through 4, according to directors Ashley Raymer-Brown and Kevin Whitt.
    The community theatre group threw themselves into the ambitious work of making the musical, partly based on the Disney movie, an evening of quality family entertainment.

  • A great day for Kentucky and America

    By Governor Matt Bevin

    History was made last Tuesday in both the Commonwealth and the nation. A political outsider won the presidency and did so while ignoring conventional political wisdom regarding campaign tactics. More importantly for the Commonwealth, a seismic political shockwave was felt across our state. 

  • Opinions are like noses, we all have one

    Speaking in absolutes will never benefit anyone.

    Classifying an entire segment of the population based on the thoughts, beliefs, words or actions of a few in that group devalues inherent individual belief systems. We are all individuals to be held accountable for our own actions, but in the end, we are far more alike than we are different.

  • Local Buzz, November 16, 2016

    Church Activities

    Grubridge Community Church will hold revival services Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. and Nov. 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. The evangelist will be David Smith, and there will be special music each service. Everyone is welcome.