Last week I participated in Henry County High School’s Operation Preparation.
Lawyers, detectives, farmers and other professionals sat down and discussed with high school and 8th grade students about their respective occupations. We gave out salary ranges, academic requirements, the skills needed for our job and answered student questions.
I was asked what disciplines my occupation required such as oral or written skills, math or science.
I received an interesting Facebook message from my niece; she said that she thought New Year’s resolutions were a very bad idea because January is such a rough time to commit to anything.
It is the end of the holiday season and may be depressing for many and the weather is usually cold and grey. So she said why not make a Spring Equinox Resolution to go into effect on March 20! Spring seems like a better time to make some positive life changes. So why not plan to attend one of these interesting sessions and resolve to get involved.
As I write this column on Monday afternoon, I’m looking at a white landscape. But the snow is rapidly disappearing, and it is likely that a rapid growth of lawn grass is not far behind. That first spring mowing, usually in late March, begins your most important annual lawn duties.
The first mowing makes the lawn look spring-like and very attractive. So, when the first clumps of grass grow above the mowing height, mow, even if a lot of the yard doesn’t need to be mowed yet.
Somewhere in Tyme with Roberta Blakemore and Bonnie Martin have both become a part of the Chamber. Their business is on Main in Eminence and it has a wide variety of antiques and collectibles arranged in an attractive setting.
If you need help with GED, skill brush-up, job skills, keyboarding, and many other free classes offered by another new member Jefferson Community and Technical College for Henry Co. Adult Education, call Tricia Miracle at (502) 686-0726. Classes in many needed areas are offered in each of our towns.
Unemployment rates fell in 83 Kentucky counties between January 2012 and January 2013, while 33 county rates increased and four stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.