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Today's News

  • Understanding the basics of food labeling

    When you go grocery shopping, you’ve probably seen some new terms on the labels of your favorite foods.
    Our UK Nutrition Specialist Janet Mullins says that these terms are not meant to cause confusion but can help us make more informed choices about the foods you eat.
    This is a good thing, as concerns among consumers about food origin, safety and quality continue to increase.
    Here is a list of terms found on food labels and their definition as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Food and Drug Administration.

  • Don't skip out on your flu vaccination

    By Drane Stephens

    Eminence Apothecary

     

  • Think about your heart during February

    On Valentine’s Day we celebrate with hearts and candy, but February is also a reminder to remember your own heart health.  
    Heart month can set the stage for good heart health for life.   Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  
    Heart problems account for one in every four deaths.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is making a national effort to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the United States.  

  • Lady Cats roll past Warriors

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats got off to slow start but used good defense and the inside scoring of Megan Payton to pull away from Eminence for a 49-14 win in the first round of the 31st District tournament Monday night.

    The Lady Cats managed just seven points in the first period as the Warriors packed their zone defense around the 6’1” Payton to try and stop her potent inside game. But the Lady Cats’ defense smothered the Warriors’ offense as Eminence managed just three points from point guard Emilie Ethington.

  • Wildcats use patient play to beat Panthers

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats used a patient attack and solid defense to win their first round matchup with Carroll County, 48-34, in the first round of the 31st District tournament Monday night.

    The smaller Panthers played a zone defense that packed the paint and forced Henry County to move the ball patiently to find openings. The Cats got good 3-point shooting in the first period from Mason Heightchew and Jacob Watson to help loosen the Panthers’ defense.

  • Correction

     

    An article on Charles Simpson’s involvement in mapping the moon for the Apollo 11 mission in the Feb. 11 edition, used an incorrect nickname for Simpson. He was known as Sonny, not Jimmy. Also, a historic detail was incorrect — Astronaut Michael Collins remained in orbit while his colleagues touched down on the moon. The Henry County Local regrets the errors. 

  • Time to stop double-taxing Social Security

    On January 28, 2015, I introduced the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act (H.R. 589).  This bill would assist our struggling middle class by eliminating an unnecessary and unjust double-tax on seniors.  

  • I survived 'snow-magedon' 2015

    Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow.

    Sorry! Just reflecting my experience about what happens when people from the temperate zone of the United States (in the band that receives four separate and distinct seasons between the Arctic deep freeze in the North and the sweaty tropics of the Southeast and the sweaty arid desert of Southwest) receive inclement winter weather.

  • Local Buzz, Feb. 18, 2015

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Church Services

    The church sanctuary at Eminence Christian Church, 5333 S. Main Street in Eminence is open each Wednesday from noon until 1 p.m. for quiet prayer and reflection. All are welcome to come and go as time allows.

  • Search begins for new HC Chamber director

    I want to give a warm welcome to KU/LG&E as new members of the Chamber.  Our utility companies are wonderful supporters of our Chamber.

    As most of you are aware, I will be retiring from the Executive Director’s position on June 30.  The search has begun for a new director.  The position is listed in the classified section of this week’s Local, and I hope you will consider applying.