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Today's News

  • Devastating floods? What about earthquakes?

    In the wake of two devastating earthquakes – Japan’s in March and Haiti’s early last year – there has understandably been renewed interest in being better prepared if that type of disaster happens here.
    This coming winter will mark 200 years since a series of earthquakes along the New Madrid fault system literally shook the eastern half of the United States.  They caused the Mississippi River to run backward, and were felt as far away as New York City and Boston.

  • April is Financial Literacy Month

    April is Financial Literacy Month, and now is a great time to learn or review the basics of budgeting, saving, investing, responsibly using credit cards, managing your credit rating and protecting yourself from identity theft.

  • Correction

    The April 20 article about Daniel Shuck should have said he was indicted on two counts of 1st degree rape.

  • Henry County Rotary Club
  • Local Buzz for the week of 04/27/11

    Arts & crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Chamber of commerce
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17.

  • 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.