The post-Thanksgiving gathering, scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at Eminence Christian Church, is certain to make participants feel pride in the arts and performers from Henry County, hence the name.
Martha Tarry Simpson, one of the organizers, said the participating artists, who are either from Henry County or have local ties, enrich the community.
It may not have generated much publicity, but Kentucky’s economy hit a high-water mark in October, when our civilian labor force saw its biggest one-month gain in at least 40 years. It grew by almost 15,000 during those 31 days, putting us just shy of two million people who are either working or actively looking for a job.
Although no one wants to think about the dangers in the world around us, the fact is that they are closer than we think.
For example, there are 57 registered sex offenders in Henry County and another 171 in the surrounding counties.
According to the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, in the United States, one in six women have experienced an “attempted or completed rape” and most rape victims are under 18 when first assaulted.
Jessica Wilkerson’s class at New Castle Elementary has been holding a drive to send books to students in eastern Kentucky who are without, according to a news release. They have collected over 2,000 books.
Now the class will raise the funds needed to send those books to Eastern Kentucky schools through a Christmas Fun Run. The cost is $10 for ages 13 and up, and $7 for kids 12 and under.
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, Judge Diane Wheeler and Henry County Attorney Virginia Harrod took time out of their busy schedule to speak to Bethlehem Girl Scout Troop 207 about careers, the courts and being honest and fair as positive examples about the meaning and the code of the entire Girl Scouts, according to the leaders. After a question and answer session the girls honored the women with a thank you gift and special judicial cookies.
October students of the month at Eastern Elementary School include, front, from left: Addi Cline, Karlie Woods, Dixie Jeffries.; second row: Eli Super, Azria Kelley, Conner Shaw, Josie Peyton; and, back: Arena Bohannon and Ellas Stivers.
Luckily in Kentucky, we don’t have harsh winters, but we still have to deal with ice whether around our homes or in the barn.
I have written before about the necessity of water for livestock and how important it is to have fresh, clean water at all times.
Also, winter feed such as hays and grains are low in moisture, so the animals’ water needs can be increased during cold weather.
If ice is present, your animals could become severely dehydrated. Below are a few options for keeping fresh water to your animals.
It’s nearly Thanksgiving, and soon delicious, juicy turkeys will take center stage at many of our holiday meals.
It’s so important that these birds are properly cooked and prepared, because we don’t want anyone to get sick from a food-borne illness.
It doesn’t matter whether you purchase a fresh or frozen turkey. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cooking safety tips for both on its Food Safety and Inspection Service website.