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Today's News

  • 2011 food guidelines and the role of 4-H

    The newly released food guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicate a major shift in the recommendations that the agency is making for Americans. An increasing percentage of the population suffers from overweight, poor diet, obesity, forms of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses. The USDA’s revised guidelines are meant to raise awareness of the inherent risks in prevalent American lifestyle choices, characterized by an over-consumption of non-nutrient-dense highly processed foods and a sedentary lifestyle.

  • Prevent pasture bloat

     Spring brings with it a couple of big changes in a cow’s life.  Most of our momma cows have their calves in the spring and their need for high quality feed goes up greatly.  Luckily, this increased need happens at the same time our vast amount of cool season forages are growing rapidly after their winters nap.  However, there are a couple of potential forage related problems associated with early growth that we as animal caregivers need to be aware of and watch out for.  Grass Tetany and Bloat are the problems. 

  • Get extra money in your pocket

    In 2011, federal tax credits will mean more for working families than ever before.  As the economy struggles to recover from the recession, many working families can receive valuable federal tax credits.  These credits can help you pay bills and meet your children’s needs in the face of cutbacks at work and unemployment.  Working  individuals and families need to know that help may be available when you file your 2011 tax return.  You also need to know how and where to get assistance.

  • Local Buzz

    Arts and crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Chamber of commerce
    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking dinner on Tuesday, March 29.
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17.

  • Public Records

    Divorces
    Steven M. Swank, 50, Lawrenceburg, and Shirley D. Raisor, 45, Eminence.
    Tommy Wesley Priddy, 48, Pleasureville, and Melissa Jane Raisor, 39, Pleasureville.
    Jason William Chesser, 26, Pleasureville, and Felicia Ann Preston, 20, Eminence.
    Scottie Ray Crouch, 45, Shelbyville, and Melinda Carol Clark, 40, New Castle.
    Christopher Scott Gaddie, 36, Fisherville, and Samantha Jo Gaddie, 36, Campbellsburg.
    Donald Lynn Stewart, 56, La Grange, and Jennifer Gay Stewart, 46, Gent.

  • Lending a hand

    Every year, usually in March and April, college students across the nation plot just what they’ll do for their spring break.

    Many plan trips to places warmer, sunnier and sandier than their dreary dorm rooms. Some head for Florida, some to Mexico and other international locations. A few may opt for a ski trip.

    But a dedicated few volunteer their time to help others. And they pay to do it.

  • ‘Bursting at the seams’

    For better or worse, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department is growing.
    “We’re doing a lot more law enforcement, and with the court system... we’re doing a lot for them,” Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens told the fiscal court last week. “We are bursting at the seams.”
    Bursting at the seams, he said, is leading to “some very interesting problems.”

  • Wreck kills young mother

    A 23 year-old Oldham County woman has died as a result of injuries sustained in a collision in Henry County on Tuesday, March 15.

    Kentucky State Police public information officer Trooper Michael Webb said Sarah M. Cornish, of La Grange, was on her way to work at Park Place community living center in New Castle.

    She was traveling East on Kentucky 146 at 6:55 a.m. when she lost control in a sharp curve at Dawkins Lane, causing her vehicle to hit a nearby tree. 

    “We have had wrecks there over the years,” he said.

  • What once was stolen has now been found

    That which was lost has now been found.

    The Sulphur Christian Church bell, stolen about 1.5 weeks ago, has been found.

    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Trooper Michael Webb said in the course of investigation, troopers received a tip about the bell’s whereabouts.

    According to a Campbellsburg Post 5 media release “it was determined that Eric C. Klink, 34 years old from Bedford, stole the bell from the church.”

    Cathy Lawrence’s parents donated the bell to the church.

  • Activity is up at WAC

    Since Eminence Independent Schools assumed operation of the Warrior Activity Center, formerly the Eminence Community Life Center, attendance at the facility has increased.

    WAC director Alex Jensen told EIS board members that new recreational and educational opportunities are the key. Jensen used a PowerPoint presentation to highlight the programs.

    Attendance at the EIS After-School Program was doubled from a year ago. From January through February 2010 the program attendance was 317. For the same period in 2011 there were 652 sign-ins.