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Today's News

  • State enjoys academic success

    It may not have generated much publicity, but Kentucky’s economy hit a high-water mark in October, when our civilian labor force saw its biggest one-month gain in at least 40 years.  It grew by almost 15,000 during those 31 days, putting us just shy of two million people who are either working or actively looking for a job.

  • Be a community that welcomes the prodigal son

    The Surgeon General’s recently released report Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health (https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/surgeon-generals-report.pdf) has me thinking about the story Jesus told of a parent losing and receiving back a child (Luke 15:11-32).  

  • Paint a piggy bank to get kids thinking about money

    We all want our kids to develop financial savviness. Encouraging them to enter the Kentucky Saves Piggy Bank Design Contest is one way to start a conversation with them about smart money management.
    The contest, sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and its Managing in Tough Times Initiative, is held every fall in anticipation of Kentucky Saves Week.
    Kentucky Saves Week encourages people to start or increase their personal savings and will be Feb. 27 through March 4, 2017.

  • Paint a piggy bank to get kids thinking about money

    We all want our kids to develop financial savviness. Encouraging them to enter the Kentucky Saves Piggy Bank Design Contest is one way to start a conversation with them about smart money management.
    The contest, sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and its Managing in Tough Times Initiative, is held every fall in anticipation of Kentucky Saves Week.
    Kentucky Saves Week encourages people to start or increase their personal savings and will be Feb. 27 through March 4, 2017.

  • Paint a piggy bank to get kids thinking about money

    We all want our kids to develop financial savviness. Encouraging them to enter the Kentucky Saves Piggy Bank Design Contest is one way to start a conversation with them about smart money management.
    The contest, sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and its Managing in Tough Times Initiative, is held every fall in anticipation of Kentucky Saves Week.
    Kentucky Saves Week encourages people to start or increase their personal savings and will be Feb. 27 through March 4, 2017.

  • Is freezing already causing watering problems?

    Luckily in Kentucky, we don’t have harsh winters, but we still have to deal with ice whether around our homes or in the barn.
    I have written before about the necessity of water for livestock and how important it is to have fresh, clean water at all times.
    Also, winter feed such as hays and grains are low in moisture, so the animals’ water needs can be increased during cold weather.
    If ice is present, your animals could become severely dehydrated. Below are a few options for keeping fresh water to your animals.

  • Family meals: Commit to ‘Dining In’

    The Norman Rockwell painting of the family sitting around the dinner table seems to have been relegated to bygone days.  
    The busier we get, the harder it is to have a family meal.  
    Dec. 3 has been designated as “Dining In Day” and hopes to help us realize just how important family meals are.
    According to a recent study conducted by Columbia University, there are some benefits to eating as a family, including better school success, instilling family values and dealing with weight concerns.  

  • Students lead the class
  • Eastern Students of the month

    October students of the month at Eastern Elementary School include, front, from left: Addi Cline, Karlie Woods, Dixie Jeffries.; second row: Eli Super, Azria Kelley, Conner Shaw, Josie Peyton; and, back: Arena Bohannon and Ellas Stivers.

  • Legal experts hold court with girl scouts

    On Tuesday, Nov. 22, Judge Diane Wheeler and Henry County Attorney Virginia Harrod took time out of their busy schedule to speak to Bethlehem Girl Scout Troop 207 about careers, the courts and being honest and fair as positive examples about the meaning and the code of the entire Girl Scouts, according to the leaders. After a question and answer session the girls honored the women with a thank you gift and special judicial cookies.