Today's News

  • The real cost of diabetes runs deep

    The recent grant of $2.5 million to Henry, Shelby and Bullitt Counties has shone a light on the problem of diabetes in our area. These counties have a multi-million dollar grant over the next few years because they have a significantly higher incidence of diabetes. That may seem like a huge amount, until you recognize that the cost of medical care and lost productivity for diabetes in Kentucky is more than $2 billion annually.

  • Forum participants share diabetes experience, concerns

    Sharon Potts is one of six siblings. Five of those siblings have diabetes.
    “I’ve had it for 15 years,” she said. “I hate taking medications and I’ve been insulin dependent for five years.”

    Smithfield’s Judy Bender said coping with the disease is still confusing after two years of dealing with it.

    Dallas Milliner sympathized and singled out Cook’s pharmacist George McDonald for helping him learn about diabetes. “I had a hard time finding information,” he said.

  • What you can do to make your doctor better

  • Wet weather is setting records

    Without question, the extremely wet weather pattern we experienced last week is one to remember. In fact, this looks like the wettest April EVER in much of Kentucky. The record for Louisville is 11.10 inches back in 1970.

  • Take the 40-gallon water challenge

    Come on, Kentucky—Georgia and Alabama are leaving us in the dust! Yes, it’s just a friendly competition, but we need all the help we can get to prove Kentucky cares about the environment.

    Help the Commonwealth win the water conservation challenge by participating. Here’s how you can save 40 gallons of water a day for your county and Kentucky.

  • Grant awarded to McKinney
  • Eastern Elementary Student of the Week: Ben Fisher

    Ben Fisher is 10 and in 5th grade.
    Principal Sharon Bright said Ben is a remarkable young man with great solid values and is a wonderful leader. He plays violin in the orchestra. “He wanted to play a solo for the PTO,” she said. “His mom has to tell him to stop practicing.”

    How did you celebrate Easter?
    We went to an Easter Egg Hunt at Lockport Baptist Church. They had an Easter breakfast with hash browns and eggs. Then we went to the cross and sang and read a passage from the Bible.

  • 50th Anniversary: Hayden

    Constance and George (Pete) Hayden will celebrate 50 years of marriage on April 29, 2011. They were married in 1961 in Eminence. Constance, the former Connie Henderson, retired from General Electric Company and George retired from Fischers Packing Company.

    The Haydens have three children: Veronica, Alan (Dena) and David, all of Louisville. They also have five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    The couple will celebrate with family and friends and a later vacation is planned to the Holy Land.

  • 50th Anniversary: Young

    Wm. Rodney and Linda Stivers Young will celebrate 50 years of marriage. They were married on May 7, 1961, at Pleasureville Christian Church. Rev. William Decker performed the ceremony and Rev. Jack Austin of Pt. Pleasant Christian Church assisted.

    Rodney is the son of the late Raymond and Mary Alice Young. He is semi-retired from PBI Bank. Linda is the daughter of the late Ralph and Mable Stivers. She is a homemaker.

  • Birth: Noah Braylin Hill

    Teresa Hughes of Shelbyville announces the birth of her son, Noah Braylin Hill, born Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20 ½ inches long.

    Noah has one sister, Hailey Hughes, age 10.

    Grandparents are Vicky and Randy Kelly and Johnnie Tindal.