Today's News

  • Slow down and put the kettle on

    It was a seemingly innocuous comment. “I bought one of those Hot Pots,” a friend said. “I got tired of waiting for the tea kettle to boil water.”

    It was a sign of many things, not the least of which is how my friend and I have changed, or how our ways have parted, in the last 10 years.

    Waiting for a tea kettle to boil is among my favorite things in the morning.

  • HCHS SBDM elections

    Each year parents have the opportunity to be elected as a parent representative for the HCHS School Based Decision Making Council (SBDM).

    The council is composed of the principal, three teachers and two parent representatives.

  • What does wellness really mean?

    We often hear the term “wellness” and think “healthy” or lack of illness.
    Much study and research has been done in recent decades in the subject of wellness. We now know that wellness means much more than simply a lack of disease. It means to thrive in your life on a variety of levels.

  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

    I grew up in a small town where my family doctor delivered me and knew all about my interests, my grades and even the sports I played.

  • I don’t know which is more uncomfortable, the talking or the prep

    Many people my age (which if you have to ask, you’re not there yet) probably can agree on one thing.

    It’s hard to know which is more uncomfortable - preparing for a colonoscopy or talking to the doctor about why you think you need one.

    General opinion holds that the procedure itself is the easiest part - owing to the likelihood of extreme sedation.

  • 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

    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.