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Today's News

  • Cats relay despite weather, illness

    Despite warm temperatures this spring, the Henry County track team was hit by some of the coldest, wettest weather of the season when they hosted the Wildcat Relays on Saturday, April 21, and an all-comers meet on Tuesday, April 17.

    Injury and illness also plagued the Wildcats as several key members of the team missed the big day. On the previous Tuesday the Cats had a great day to host their third all-comers meet of the season.

  • The Cobras
  • State Champion

    Emma LaRoche, of Oldham County, competed Saturday at the USTA State Meet in Morehead. She won two state titles in her age category: State Champion, advanced beginner tumbling; and State Champion, beginner double mini. She won second place in novice trampoline, and received the high point award for tumbling.

    LaRoche is the great-granddaughter of Polly Troxell, of Eminence, and the granddaughter of Terry and Lewis LaRoche of Smithfield. Her parents are Melissa and Jerry LaRoche.

  • Public Record for the week of April 18

    Property Transfers

    Walter T. and Dorothy Nelson irrevocable trust agreement dated 1/23/06 by and through Walter E. and Peggy Ann Nelson, co-trustees, Bethlehem, to Walter E. Nelson, Pleasureville, and Peggy Ann Nelson, Frankfort. Property in Henry County; Provisions of trust agreement, fair market value is $250,000.

  • 2012 Leadership class; More power myths

    Congratulations to all of our Chamber award winners pictured last week in the Local.

    I also want to share information about our newest Leadership Henry County class. I will be going in detail about them in a future column, but today I want you to know who is learning about our beautiful county:  Jill Fallis, director of Homestead Nursing Center; Irene Smith; Helen Moore; Jo Ann Adams, owner of Sweet Home Spun; Joyce Meyer, webmaster; Kelly Dockter, Extension Assistant; Karen Shannon, and Connie Snowden.

  • It’s Allabout U

    Kathy Singleton and Stephanie Decker signed on for life when they decided to open All About U salon.  Quitting, failing, or retiring isn’t an option for them.

    The two met at Hair Designs in New Castle, where they worked together for nine years. They talked about exactly how they would want their own place to be, but Decker didn’t take Singleton seriously when she suggested they open their own salon.

  • Unemployment down from February 2011

    Unemployment rates fell in 111 Kentucky counties between February 2011 and February 2012, while nine county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

  • Host families needed for exchange program

    This summer, 15 young people from Japan and an adult chaperone will come to Kentucky to learn about American families and culture. A great way for you and your child to take part in this international experience is by becoming a host family for one of these students.

    Not only do 4-H host families get to enjoy helping the Japanese 4-H’er learn about American families and culture, but they also learn about Japanese culture, customs and history. Many times, lifetime bonds are created.

  • Tips for spring calvers

    • Continue to feed cows that have calved on an adequate nutritional plan to rebreed. Increase their feed after calving. Don’t let them lose body condition.  
    • Purchase replacement bulls at least 30 days prior to the start of the breeding season.  Have herd bulls evaluated for breeding soundness (10-20 percent of bulls are questionable or unsatisfactory breeders).  
    • Start breeding heifers one heat cycle before cows so that they have extra time to recover from calving next year.  

  • Diabetes Education Day is Saturday

    Plan now to attend the Diabetes Education Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Warrior Activity Center located at 297 West Broadway in Eminence. You can attend sessions all day or part of the day!  And you will come away discovering self-management tips to decrease the complications of diabetes.