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Today's News

  • 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.”   

  • Hope Health receives smoking cessation grant

    Hope Health Clinic recently announced that it has received a $10,000 CVS Health Community Grant.
    The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Health, as part of its commitment to help people achieve their best health by providing financial assistance to programs that are focused on smoking cessation and prevention.
    The support from CVS Health will help Hope Health Clinic offer smoking cessation classes over a period of two years.  Patients will be connected with a wellness coach to help assure continued success with smoking cessation.

  • 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

  • Scrap metal truck wreck snarls 55

    A 2007 International tractor-trailer shut down Highway 55 when it strewed a load of scrap metal along a curve just north of Eminence Friday.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper Patrick Stucker responded to the accident at 11:22 a.m. and found the International truck from Crenshaw and Sons Inc., Louisville, still upright, but its trailer overturned in the ditch, according to Trooper Mitchell Hazelett, KSP Post 5 spokesman.

  • 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.  

  • Prior to publishing, book began as family teaching aid

    The Pearson household in Pendleton has several good readers and one writer.
    For Amy Pearson, 30, a mother who home schools and serves as a substitute teacher in Trimble County, the impulse to help her oldest child learn to read caused her to put pen to paper.
    At that point, she had no thoughts of publishing her own work.

  • 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.

  • Help Center launches Fifth Thursday give aways

    The Henry County Help Center will give away bread and produce on the fifth Thursday of the month, beginning Jan. 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m., according to Director Joe Durbin.
    The give away is open to all Henry County residents on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Participants will need to bring identification that shows they live in Henry County.
    Participants need to bring their own boxes and bags to fill, Durbin said.
    No volunteers will be available to help with carrying the items to vehicles.

  • Ham day

    Saturday morning brought 4-H’ers and community members to the Henry County Extension Office for its annual Ham Day. What began as a 4-H project of curing a country ham has grown into a community event now that Henry County’s Extension Office has a ham house to hang the hams for curing.