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Today's News

  • HEALTH: Stop smoking now, the benefits last for years to come

    Tobacco is a way of life for many in Kentucky.  We grow it, sell it, and smoke it.  When I was younger part of our family farm operation was raising tobacco.  Although my dad was a tobacco farmer, I never saw him smoke a single cigarette or use smokeless tobacco.  My grandfather was a heavy smoker and died of a massive heart attack at the young age of 37.  This life-changing event convinced my dad not to smoke and he reminded us of his dad’s fate as he told us not to smoke.

  • Please join us at the Farmers Market

    Farmers markets provide a chance for us to get high-quality, fresh foods and support the farmers in their community. Selling at the markets gives farmers a chance to tell others about their operation and agriculture in general.

  • Students plan windowsill gardens

    Fourth and fifth graders across the county planted windowsill gardens this month during 4-H school clubs.

    Each class begins by completing a seed identification activity that requires them to draw a picture of the seed and list them by name and variety.

    The seeds that were used for the garden include: pumpkin, green bean, corn, cilantro, zinnia and tomato.

    Students received a sectioned tray with each of the seed names already labeled and filled with moistened peat pellets. 

  • Poor is a matter of perspective

    Long ago, in a land far away, a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the rural countryside with the purpose of motivating his son to work hard by showing him how poor people can be. They spent a couple of days and nights helping with the daily activities of a poor family.  Sharing meals at night with the family, they learned a little about the rhythm of life on the farm.

    On their return home from the trip, the father asked the son, “How was the trip?”

    “It was great, Dad.”

  • An attitude of gratitude

    By Candy Clarke

     

    “An attitude of gratitude” sounds like a catchy phrase, but what does it mean? I once heard a motivational speaker challenging his audience to live each day with an “’attitude of gratitude.” I decided to play along. Just what was so intriguing about this attitude of gratitude concept?

  • Nick Hawkins vies for Circuit Court Clerk

    Nick Hawkins
    30 • New Castle
    Magistrate, District 4

    Experience

  • Ky 146 $ approved

    After a tumultuous week in which the Kentucky 146 reconstruction project was out, then back in again, Governor Steve Beshear approved, mostly, the state’s two-year road plan.

    “The highway plan was delivered to (Beshear’s) desk at noon Thursday (April 12), which gave him just a few hours to go over it,” State Representative and Budget Committee Chairman Rick Rand told members of the Henry County Fiscal Court.

  • Gina Lyle vies for Circuit Court Clerk

    Experience:

    I am currently chief deputy circuit clerk and I have been since 2005 with Mary Lou Roberts. Leland Payton (former clerk) hired me in 1988 as a temp and I have been there 24 years. I have really enjoyed the job. We have some great people to work with and it is an important job.

    Why are you running for the position?

  • Berry speech focuses on community

    For many who leave  rural county settings for the big city, one’s identity is never truly separated from hometown, community or neighborhood. Many moved back home after college or jaunts into city life.

    The promise of more profitable opportunity, as well as economic challenges contributed to our societal departures from the agricultural landscape.

  • Shannon Treece to be new Eminence High, Middle School Principal

    Shannon Treece knew she wanted to be a teacher.

    Growing up on a dairy farm in Henry County, she didn’t know if she could make it through college. When she finally stepped into the classroom as a teacher, she knew it was where she wanted to be the rest of her life.

    Treece will start as principal of Eminence High/Middle School July 1. Her return to the county and community as an educator speaks to Treece’s desire for service.