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  • ‘Re-’ is the key for EIS

    In a July 28 open house, students and parents of Eminence Independent Schools will see a refurbished elementary school and gymnasium.
    EIS drafted a bid, which was sent to the state, for several aspects of the renovations, including demolition. That bid was accepted.

    Because of that and by investing a great deal of their own sweat equity, Superintendent Buddy Berry calculated their savings at about 40 percent.
    “We did over $80,000 of work ourselves,” he said. “When you have talented folks, it goes a long, long way.”

  • Brammell really ‘cuts the mustard’

    When a 21-year old hears the battle cry of “Road Trip!!!” there is only one thing to do: hop in the car with a buddy and start driving.

    Recently, newly graduated University of Kentucky senior Reese Brammell answered that siren call, but in a most unusual way.

    Brammell explained from on the road in Fargo, N.D. “I was looking for anything over-the-top fun, exciting and entertaining,” he said. “I Googled ‘fun things to do after graduation.’”

  • Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

    On Friday, June 24, Henry County’s Relay for Life teams gathered at Henry County High School to celebrate and remember cancer survivors and those whose lives were cut short by the disease. Above, survivors and their families take to the track for the first lap. At right, Suzanne Nelson and Terry Heffley work on Team Dunavan’s tent site — a Candyland theme. Below, Diana Berry places a photo of Marla Young during a ceremony honoring the former Relay for Life chairwoman.

  • Thumbs up to the lunch lady

    EIS students need only to give the lunch lady a thumbs-up this fall to receive their noon-time meals.

    New biometric technology in the cafeteria will read each child’s thumbprint to validate his or her identity.

    Superintendent Buddy Berry said the biggest advantage is that students can only access their own accounts. “Kids can’t type in another code,” he said. “Besides that, it’s just really cool.”

    Another plus is that parents may check how much money they have left in the child’s account online.

  • Becoming a Cancer Warrior

    In 2006 the National Cancer Institute cited Kentucky as having a higher than national average rate of death from cancer.   The primary reason cited was lung cancer death from smoking.  Inactivity, diet and excess weight are also to blame according to the American Cancer Society.

    Health advocates in Kentucky still have much work to do when it comes to persuading Kentuckians to adopt healthy lifestyle choices and gain better access to health care so that they can get diagnosed and treated. 

  • Good nutirition during pregnancy is vital

    Submitted By James N. Martin Jr., MD, President, The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    As your baby’s sole source of nutrition during pregnancy, eating a well-balanced diet is essential. Many women have questions about how many more calories they need, what is safe to eat, and what foods to avoid. 

  • Allergies in the Ohio River Valley

    The Ohio Valley is full of lush rolling hills, beautiful rivers and lakes, and unfortunately abundant allergens which garnered nearby Louisville the ranking of the second worst city in America for allergies by the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America.   If you are one of the few people that live in this area that does not suffer from allergies, consider yourself lucky.  The rest of us have a love-hate relationship with our beautiful area and the pollens and molds that can cause such misery. 

  • C’Burg sewer has ‘some major issues’

    The pictures before them were, Campbellsburg City Council members joked, akin to the results of a colonoscopy.

    If that were the case, the patient — the city’s sewer system — is quite sick. “We’ve got some major issues here,” council member Jennifer Bratton said.

    And thanks to those major issues, Carrollton Utilities likely won’t be taking over the system anytime soon.

  • Lace up, it’s time to Relay

    It all comes down to this. Twelve hours of fun, music, food, walking, fundraising and most importantly — celebrating the lives of cancer survivors and remembering those who weren’t so lucky.

    Friday night, at 7 p.m., the 2011 Henry County Relay for Life will get underway with opening ceremonies, but survivor registration begins at 6 p.m.

    This year’s Relay will include a tribute to former Henry County Relay for Life chairwoman, Marla Young, who lost her battle with cancer in November 2010.

  • A wish come true

    The memory of swimming with dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Fla., puts an instant smile on the face of eight-year-old Savannah Taylor.
    It was the Make-A-Wish Foundation that made that smile possible.