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Today's News

  • Sun tanning damages skin

    We all want beautiful and healthy skin, but some of us tend to equate beautiful, vibrant skin with tanned skin. Tanning is actually your body’s reaction to skin damage from ultraviolet rays.

    Both the sun and tanning equipment release two types of ultraviolet rays. UVB rays reach the top of the skin and are the likely cause of many types of sunburn.

    UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin. When your body is unprotected against UVA rays, it releases melanin, a pigment that darkens the skin.

  • Quite a capital experience

    There were 25 youth and adults that attended this year’s 4-H Capitol Experience in Frankfort. The 4-H Youth Development organization was there in full force with hundreds of youth attending from across the commonwealth.

  • House Bill 1 and your primary doctor

    Katherine Jett

    In 2008 Kentucky had the fifth highest rate of drug overdose in the country.

    Kentucky has one of the highest rates of pain medication prescribed per capita in the country. 

    More than 54 percent of the state’s residents have been prescribed a narcotic pain medication within the past five years. 

  • Pendleton man gets first anterior hip replacement in La Grange

     32-year-old Henry County man was the recipient of the first total hip replacement done at Baptist Health La Grange using the anterior approach on March 18. Nathan Townsend of Pendleton suffered a fractured hip joint and pelvis approximately two years ago in an automobile accident. As a result, he developed arthritis, which caused him a lot of pain and made it difficult to walk.

  • New Castle Elementary School Student of the Week: Brianna Curry

    Brianna is a 3rd grader at New Castle Elementary School.

    What is your favorite subject?

    I like science because you learn about snow and rain and the Earth.

    Do you have any pets?

    Two dogs: Jimma and Dixie. Two cats: Domino and Tiger.

    What do you do for fun?

    I like to watch movies. I like the Chipmunks it’s funny and dogs and cats. I also like to go to the stores and go shopping at the mall.

  • Eastern Students of the Month
  • Eastern Elementary School Academic Team

    Eastern Elementary School’s Academic Team competed in Regionals at Centerfield Elementary School on March 23. Desmond Richardson placed 2nd in science and Maggie Jackey placed 4th in language arts.  Eastern’s future problem solving team placed 4th and the quick recall team placed 4th.  The Eastern Team was awarded the Hume Sportsmanship Award.

  • A 7-year-old shouldn’t have a ‘diyet’ list

    Perhaps you’ve seen it by now — the “diyet list” a 7-year-old wrote that was found by her mother.

    “17 pooshups 2 times a day.”

    “3 appals”

    “1 per”

    “5 glases of water”

    “jog up and down the driv way 3 times”

    Wow. The list, found by Australian Amy Cheney, hit news sites and fitness blogs with a collective gasp.

  • Public Record for the week of March 27

    Marriages

    Deanne Johnson, 42, Eminence, to Adam Russell West, 48, Eminence.

    Maria de Lourdes Salazar, 31, Pleasureville, to Timothy Donald Moore, 29, Pleasureville.

    Desiree A. McGraw, 27, Pleasureville, to Derrick A. Ison, 28, Pleasureville.

    Divorces

    Joseph Ryan Scheuring, 29, Pendleton, and Heaven Leigh Johnson, 25, Pendleton.

  • Thunder rolls on HC sex offenders

     The Henry County Sheriff’s Department hosted a five-county sex offender compliance check sweep, called Operation Rolling Thunder, with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies last week.

    The U.S. Marshals Service from the eastern district of Kentucky coordinated the sweep by supplying law enforcement with 168 sex offender dossiers for the five counties of Trimble, Henry, Gallatin, Shelby and Carroll.

    There are 31 registered sex offenders in Henry County, according to the Kentucky State Police registry.