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Columns and Editorials

  • Reflections on 2011 in commonwealth

    As we approach the final days of the year and literally wrap up a hectic month of shopping, it’s good to take a moment to reflect on what the past dozen months have brought.

    While the times have been tough for far too long now, there have been some encouraging signs that the Commonwealth is getting back on its feet.

  • On your mark, get set, go Relay!

    Are you ready for fun, friendly competition, fresh new ideas and most importantly, ready to help fight back against cancer?

    Then… On your mark, get set, go!

    We are about to kick off our annual event in Henry County and anxiously waiting to share in the excitement with all of you!

    Our annual kick off celebration is slated for 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at the Henry County 4-H building.

  • Tips for spending wisely during the holidays

    With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to remember to reduce holiday stress and the post holiday bills by developing a budget for gift giving, food and entertainment expenses. 

  • Find ways to meet youth physical activity guidelines

    Children’s activity levels have dropped in recent decades through a number of factors, among them, cultural shifts in the way parents and supervisors address issues of child safety and supervision, differences in built and outdoor environments, to an increase in screen time. The days of neighborhood kids safely playing kick-the-can in bucolic suburbs have given way to supervised meetings and organized activity, increased school hours with less physical activity built into the day and greater use of electronic media.

  • Celebrating the 'gift of all time'

    “‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”

    Clement Clarke Moore’s poem never ceases to move me.  It awakens memories of Christmases past and hopes for Christmas present.

    Christmas Eve in my childhood home was a grand time. Our decorated Christmas tree would have beneath it a scattering of wrapped presents, but my sister and I knew that come Christmas morning, those few presents would be dwarfed by the many that would be left by Santa Claus.  

  • County Government Recap for 2011

    With the end of the year approaching, I thought it might be fitting to share a few of the county’s accomplishments for the year, as well as a few facts about county government you might not know.  

  • Points are right, approach was wrong

    It was clear from the beginning of last week’s Pleasureville City Commission meeting that there was tension.
    At one point, the “discussion” truly had the feel of a spat between sisters, more than a reasoned and rational commission meeting.

  • 1861: W.W. Clubb reimbursed for $29.40 in food, cloth and more

    175 Years Ago

    In the early years of Kentucky, when fences were very rare, it was legal to “take up” and care for stray farm animals.  The finder reported the stray to the sheriff who listed the animal along with a description in the stray book.  If an owner was not found for the animal the finder could keep it.  If the owner was found he could pay the finder for keeping the animal and take it back. 

  • 1861: W.W. Clubb reimbursed for $29.40 in food, cloth and more

    175 Years Ago

    In the early years of Kentucky, when fences were very rare, it was legal to “take up” and care for stray farm animals.  The finder reported the stray to the sheriff who listed the animal along with a description in the stray book.  If an owner was not found for the animal the finder could keep it.  If the owner was found he could pay the finder for keeping the animal and take it back. 

  • 1961: Bethlehem Post Office busy at Christmastime

    1961

    Library receives $2,100 state grant

    The Henry county library has received a Kentucky state aid grant of $2,100, Fred Thompson, president of the library board, announced Monday.

    State aid for library and bookmobile service is awarded yearly on an achievement basis. This year’s grant to Henry County includes $1,000 which is received annually as a result of the successful Library District vote.