.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Features

  • “It was a dark and stormy night.” Those were the words Snoopy used to start each of his novels. 

    Charles Schultz, Snoopy’s creator, was not the first to use that line. 

    Some authorities claim it originated with English novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton and was an opening line in one of his novels written in 1830. 

    Others claim that Washington Irving used it as early as 1809. 

  •  

  •  

    During late spring, summer, fall, and any warm night during the winter, I’m often sitting on our screened-in back porch. 

  •  

    “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone.” Depending upon your age, these words may recall the lyrics of a 1970s folk song by Joni Mitchell. 

  • Kelly Educational Staffing (KES) recently selected Dawn Finnell as the 2017 Kentucky Substitute Teacher of the Year for her time working at Henry County Middle School, according to a news release.
    The company known for supplying workers, through its specialty education arm, recognized Finnell “for outstanding performance and service” as a KES substitute teacher.

  • There were four of us. We were boys on a mission of discovery. For more than a year, we had been trying to solve a mystery.
    We were as silent as mice as we hid behind the trees on the west side of the church parking lot.  
    The early dark of the evening aided us in hiding. Any minute we knew we would see them.  
    Jack had seen them go over and had called the rest of us to watch.  
    It was only a matter of time before they came back.
    They never stayed all that long, and they always came back.

  • Itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, fatigue, these are just a few of the signs of seasonal allergies — also known as hay fever.
    And get ready: It looks like we may have a real doozy of an allergy season this year.
    Milder winter temperatures in places can cause plants to pollinate early. And a rainier spring leads to quick plant growth, as well as an increase in mold.  
    Allergic reactions mostly occur when your body responds to a “false alarm.”

  • Eight out of 10 people living with vision loss worldwide could have saved their sight through prevention or treatment.
    Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Of course, seeing your doctor for eye exams and treatment is key.
    Here are a few other things you can do help ensure your eyes have a bright future:

    Wear sunglasses
    Sunglasses that block 100 percent of ultraviolet-A and ultraviolet-B rays give you a big bang for your buck. They can:
    • Delay development of cataracts.
    • Prevent retinal damage.

  • General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will host the 12th annual “It’s Sew Fine” Sewing Expo April 10 through12.
    The Expo provides sewing enthusiasts from this region of the country a chance to enrich their sewing skills in quilting, home décor and personal sewing.
    The Cooperative Extension Service, the educational outreach of the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University and Purdue University plan and conduct the regional sewing expo that has continued to grow since its beginning in 2005.

  • Hubert “Shorty” and Judy Chesser celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, February 6, 2017. Mr. Chesser is retired from Oldham County Schools and Mrs. Chesser is an ordained minister.
    They have three children, Jeannean Heber of Pendleton, Sissy Shepherd of Bedford and Hubert Chesser Jr. of Lawrenceburg. They have eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    The couple is planning a celebration in April in Tybee Island, Georgia.
     

  • Start planning now to attend 4-H Camp this summer.  Henry County will be attending Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp from June 6 to 9 for youth who are 9 years old through those who have just completed the eighth grade.  
    The theme for this year is a spin-off of Star Wars, “May the Clover be With You.” Campers will enjoy all the usual camp classes, such as canoeing, fishing, kayaking, archery, rife, high ropes, low ropes, swimming, nature and recreation.

  • Bob Brewer received the Henry County Help Center Volunteer of the Quarter award for his dedication to the food pantry. The latest quarterly dinner recognizing volunteers was held Jan. 19 at Lockport Baptist Church. Help center Director Joe Durbin presented Brewer with the award, and he received several gifts from sponsors, Chat ‘n’ Nibble, Scribers, Buddy’s Place and Valero.

  • The Eminence Rotary Club hosted Stuart Alexander, the current Rotary district governor as their guest speaker Jan. 9. The club was presented with one of Rotary’s Best Community Service awards for their participation in the Farm City Day Lunch, held annually in Henry County. Alexander presented the award to club President Tim Lee.

  • By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
    Here once the embattled farmers stood,
    And fired the shot heard round the world.

    The shot heard round the world was fired at the battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson penned the words above commemorating the beginning of our Revolutionary War.