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  • With tax season in full swing, Attorney General Andy Beshear and AARP Kentucky issued a scam alert to help Kentucky families protect their tax returns from being stolen by scammers, according to a news release.
    Beshear and AARP officials said tax identity fraud occurs when someone uses your Social Security number to file a tax return in your name, before you file in order to steal your refund.
    Tax-related scams, including identity fraud are reported in Kentucky, with more than 120 reports made to the Office of the Attorney General last year, representing families in 43 counties.

  • After completing sophomore-level education, Zach Castillo was out of school for two years before Henry County Judge Executive John Brent referred him to the Kentucky Youth Career Center (KYCC), according to a news release. There, he worked with staff members to set and achieve personal and professional goals.
    Castillo now attends Job Corps, which is the largest free residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16 to 24.
    At Job Corps, Castillo is working toward earning his high school diploma and CDL certification.

  • Students and Friends of the Library pitched in on projects during the first annual Make a Difference Day, Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Henry County Public Library.
    Volunteers made greeting cards for a nursing home, toys for an animal shelter, cookies for first responders, bookmarks for the bookmobile and toiletries for a women and children’s shelter.
    Henry County High School seniors Gabe Adams, 18, and Emma Topp, 17, wanted to give back to the community. “The library has always been here for me, so I want to give back,” Adams said.

  • After a potentially life threatening bout with her Crohn’s disease and septic shock in 2016, Lyndi Carnal pulled through with a heart to help others.
    Mother Tiffany also found a cause to work on, after fearing the doctors relied far too much on addictive medications in her daughter’s treatment. Tiffany went on a crusade to promote natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals.
    Doctors diagnosed Lyndi with Crohn’s at 14. She faced numerous hospitalizations due to complications from the autoimmune disease. At 17, Lyndi was gravely ill in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital during December 2016.

  • It’s not easy being a Wildcat fan when you live in the Music City — especially when you work for another SEC school.
    No matter what, Rachel Sims, an alumna of the communication sciences and disorders graduate program in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, will always bleed blue, according to a University of Kentucky News profile of the Wildcat alumna.
    Originally from Eminence, Sims now lives in Nashville, where she works for Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a speech language pathologist (SLP).

  • As you started into the new year, did you resolve to have healthier habits? Many people do. But a long-term study found that Americans are not doing as well as they were 20 years ago in maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle. And that increases their chances of having a heart attack, stroke or heart disease.
    Life’s Simple 7. In the study, the percentage of Americans who met all these heart-healthy lifestyle goals — what the American Heart Association calls Life’s Simple 7 — dropped from 8.5 percent to 5.8 percent:
    • Eat a balanced diet.
    • Be active.
    • Manage your weight.

  • By Holly Kinderman
    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

  • Henry County Public Library’s Bookmobile has added a couple stops on its winter tour this January, according to the librarians.
    The Bookmobile’s schedule includes visits to:
    • Eminence Village — first and third Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m.
    • Windy Hills Apartments — second and fourth Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m.
    • Lake View Apartments — first and third Thursdays from 4 to 4:55 p.m.
    • Campbellsburg Community Center — first and third Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m.
    • Osage Estates — second and fourth Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m.

  • Whatever our economic status, we all have treasures — items from which we will be parted only as a last resort.
    As I look around the room in which I am writing this article, I see books. Lots of books.
    Books are among my most prized possessions.
    Should I some day have to downsize and not have room for them all, I already know there are some books from which I will not be parted.
    They will go with me even if I have to stack them on my bed.
    Some things are treasures because of what they are.
    Others are prized because of who gave them to us and/or what they represent.

  • Darlene celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday Jan. 6.
    Her children are Kim Williams, Kevin Marsee (Maria), Jay Winiecki (Melyssa), Tammy Murphy (Kevin) and Shaun Winiecki (Chyree). She has eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

  • It’s certainly not a cure-all. But it’s pretty impressive.
    Exercise is one of the few things that can help prevent or slow the development of most — if not all — major health problems. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, bone loss — to name a few. Topping things off, exercise can help ease the aging process, for example, by strengthening and stretching muscles and joints.

  • By Holly Kinderman 

    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year ~ Christmas is almost here!

    We are less than a week away from Christmas and I’m sure some of you have last minute shopping to do, so don’t forget our small businesses here in Henry County that have unique gifts and gift certificates available.

  •  While wintery weather interfered with travel outside, especially on nearby Interstate 71, organizers proceeded with the Snowflake Pageant as part of Campbellsburg Light Up Dec. 9 in the comfort of the community center. 

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  • When my sister and I were young, we played church. 

    Church was what we knew. We went to church twice on Sunday and again on Wednesday. 

    Most of our friends were from church, and almost all the parties we attended were parties connected with church. 

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    Players at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair regailed attendees at the Dickens Christmas Festival with the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a cold-hearted miser who hated the holiday, but who changes after a visit from his late business partner, Marley, and three ghost in the classic 1843 novella.  

  • Showtimes for the Theatre Downstream’s production of “Annie” during its final weekend include Dec. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m., as well as Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. Tickets available at www.TheTheatreDownstream.com or at the box office at the Henry County High School auditorium, which opens one hour prior to the show. 

  • The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has declared an outbreak of acute hepatitis A with cases in multiple counties in Kentucky. 

    In total, 31 cases of acute (rapid onset with symptoms of illness) Hepatitis A  have been reported throughout Kentucky in 2017, a 50 percent increase above the average of 20 cases per year reported over the past 10 years.