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Today's News

  • Make your holidays green by reducing your environmental impact

    Often we associate environmental topics with springtime, but you can be environmentally friendly any time of the year.

    Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans produce an extra 1 million tons of trash per week. The holidays are a great time to reduce your waste and get young people interested in the environment. Here are some ways you and your children can reduce your impact on the environment while still enjoying the season and showing loved ones that you care.

  • Reasons for much seasonal thanks

    We have much to be thankful for at this time of year, when traditionally we pause after the yearly harvest. Especially pleasing is the custom we have established in this country for family gatherings.

    So many people are connected to Henry County and its’ agricultural past and present, and will be returning to visit family and friends. Our wishes from the Henry County Extension Staff are for your Thanksgiving holiday to be peaceful and pleasant.

  • Fooducate yourself with a new way to purchase food

    by Lindsey Seel

  • New shift in cholesterol treatment

    Cardiovascular disease will claim the lives of more than 600,000 Americans this year.

    It has long been known that high cholesterol levels are related to higher rates of vascular disease, heart attacks and strokes. For years physicians and patients have taken a reactive approach to high cholesterol and focused on “treating the numbers” to goal. Statin medications such as simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), pravastatin (Pravachol) and rosuvastatin (Crestor) are the most potent and popular medications prescribed to treat high cholesterol.

  • Our county budget: A difference between the state and the feds

    By John Logan Brent

    Today’s article will be the last in the series of county updates. Hopefully you have learned a few things about county government that you might not have known.

    For this final article, I want to talk about the county budget. As far as I am concerned, putting the budget together and then monitoring it is the most important responsibility that my office and the magistrates have. There aremore than 210 line items in this year’s $5.9-million budget.

  • Look everyday for thankfulness

    By Jon Park

    Tuesday was the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

    During the first few days of July 1863, Union and Confederate soldiers converged on Gettysburg, Pa., and fought a horrific, bloody battle that saw more than 50,000 deaths in just three days. That is almost as many deaths as in the entire Vietnam War. The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War. This war tore the nation and its families apart.

  • Time certainly goes by quickly near our holidays

    Thanksgiving is almost here, and very shortly, Santa will be coming down the chimney. We hope your busy days will allow time to shop our local businesses and make their cash registers ring. Nov. 30 is called Small Saturday as opposed to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

    Henry County is blessed with really interesting small businesses where you can find gifts of all types. Finders Keepers, Somewhere in Tyme and The Shop on Main in Eminence can be a great help if you are looking for a special gift.

  • All I’m asking: Just a little respect

    By Lance Minnis

     

  • Public Record for the week of Nov. 20

    Marriages

    Angela Zweydorf, Indiana, 42, to James Brewer, Indiana, 44.

    Suzanne Kephart, 67, Pleasureville to Harold Stivers, 68, Pleasureville.

    Paula Ernst, 33, Pleasureville to Lonnie Locklear, 60, Smithfield.

    Property Transfers

    Michael and Kelly Prenn, Campbellsburg to Amy and Treavor Smith, Campbellsburg, Lot #20 of Lakeview Subdivision, $68,500.

  • Eminence Elementary's student of the week Tyler Virgin

    Tyler Virgin is a second grader at Eminence Elementary.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Math. It’s a lot better this year. It’s easier because my teacher gives me stuff to make them( the problems) easier to do.

    What do you do for fun?

    I play games on my Xbox and Wii. I like to play Disney Infinity. I like to watch television and watch Spongebob and On Nick.

    Do you like to read?

    I have a Spongebob book and a couple of others.

    Do you like music?