Today's News

  • GSP Profile - GraceAnne Dowden

    GraceAnne Dowden, 17, of Eminence is the daughter of Randy and Mona Dowden. Her grandparents are Betty Robison, and Glen and Lois Dowden.

    Why did you want to participate in the GSP program?

    I have heard great things about the program and I wanted to experience it myself. It is a great opportunity.

    What are you most looking forward to with the GSP program?

    The fun and new experiences. I am also looking forward to making new friends and good memories. Living at college for the summer sounds pretty good too.

  • GSP Profile - Brandon Mitchell

    Brandon Mitchell, 16, of Smithfield is the son of Tanya and James Mitchell. His grandparents are Edgar Mitchell, Kay Mitchell, Star Van Zile and Steve Van Zile.

    Why did you want to participate in the GSP program?

    To experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, benefits for college, chance to meet new people.

    What are you most looking forward to with the GSP program?

    Creating a bond with new people and making memories.

    What do you hope to study in college?


  • GSP Profile - Abigail Riley

    Abigail Riley, 16, of Eminence is the daughter of Dena and Jerry Riley. Her grandparents are John and Ann Ratliff, and Bob and Brenda Riley.

    Why did you want to participate in the GSP program?

    I wanted to go to GSP for the great experience and insight of what college will be like. Also, I’ve heard of so many great experiences from friends who have gone.

    What are you most looking forward to with the GSP program?

  • Local Buzz for the Week of April 25

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Church events

    Hopewell Baptist Church on KY 193 in Lacie will have an old fashioned revival with Bro. Dave Woosley at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 25. For more information call Pastor Mike at (502) 532-0596.

  • HEALTH: Do you have twinges in your hinges?

    The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation.

    Signs of arthritis include redness, heat, swelling and pain in the affected joints. According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are over 100 diseases under the “arthritis umbrella.”

    The two most common are osteoarthritis, which is a wearing down of the cartilage that cushions the bones where they meet, and rheumatoid arthritis, in which the joint lining becomes inflamed.

  • HEALTH: Stop smoking now, the benefits last for years to come

    Tobacco is a way of life for many in Kentucky.  We grow it, sell it, and smoke it.  When I was younger part of our family farm operation was raising tobacco.  Although my dad was a tobacco farmer, I never saw him smoke a single cigarette or use smokeless tobacco.  My grandfather was a heavy smoker and died of a massive heart attack at the young age of 37.  This life-changing event convinced my dad not to smoke and he reminded us of his dad’s fate as he told us not to smoke.

  • Please join us at the Farmers Market

    Farmers markets provide a chance for us to get high-quality, fresh foods and support the farmers in their community. Selling at the markets gives farmers a chance to tell others about their operation and agriculture in general.

  • Students plan windowsill gardens

    Fourth and fifth graders across the county planted windowsill gardens this month during 4-H school clubs.

    Each class begins by completing a seed identification activity that requires them to draw a picture of the seed and list them by name and variety.

    The seeds that were used for the garden include: pumpkin, green bean, corn, cilantro, zinnia and tomato.

    Students received a sectioned tray with each of the seed names already labeled and filled with moistened peat pellets. 

  • Poor is a matter of perspective

    Long ago, in a land far away, a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the rural countryside with the purpose of motivating his son to work hard by showing him how poor people can be. They spent a couple of days and nights helping with the daily activities of a poor family.  Sharing meals at night with the family, they learned a little about the rhythm of life on the farm.

    On their return home from the trip, the father asked the son, “How was the trip?”

    “It was great, Dad.”

  • An attitude of gratitude

    By Candy Clarke


    “An attitude of gratitude” sounds like a catchy phrase, but what does it mean? I once heard a motivational speaker challenging his audience to live each day with an “’attitude of gratitude.” I decided to play along. Just what was so intriguing about this attitude of gratitude concept?