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Today's News

  • Aneszko, Jeffries on East All-Stars

    sports@hclocal.com

    Henry County Wildcat basketball players Jackson Jeffries and Coleton Aneszko participated in the East-West All Star game at Bellarmine University on Saturday night. Their coach, Enoch Welch, was a co-coach for the East team.

    The Kentucky High School Coaches Association event pits rising seniors from the Fifth and Sixth Regions against rising seniors from the Seventh and Eighth Regions.

    The West won the game 100-93 in a racehorse affair that saw a lot of end-to-end action.

  • Sports Brief-Youth softball sign-ups

    Submitted

    The Henry County Girls Youth Softball fall sign-ups will be held June 25 to July 21.

    You can sign up Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Affordable Signs and Apparel in Eminence in the old Dollar Store building.

    There is a $20 fee for each player.

    For more information contact Joey Shoenbachler at 220-8803.

  • Public record for the week of June 25

    KSP arrests June 14-22

    Kayce D. Proctor, 26, from Pendleton — arrested June 16 at Drennon Road in New Castle by Trooper Phelps for manufacturing meth; unlawful possession of meth precursor

    Westley Renfro, 25, from Pendleton — arrested June 16 at Drennon Road, New Castle for manufacturing meth; unlawful possession of meth precursor, failure of owner to maintain required insurance; no registration plates

  • 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.