Today's News

  • Control weed threat to maintain beautiful gardens

    Like many around the county, weeds are trying to take over my garden, and it feels almost like a full time job trying to control the weeds.
    This is why I want to talk about garden weeds because everyone wants that beautiful, high producing garden.
    First off, why are weeds in your garden bad?
    Weeds cause many problems, but probably the biggest problem is weeds compete with your crops for nutrients, water and sunlight.
    Also, some weeds, like quackgrass, can chemically inhibit vegetable plant growth, and others are host for numerous insect pests and disease pathogens.

  • Growing and cooking herbs adds flavor to life

    We all want to eat food that tastes good. One of the most common ways we make food taste good is by adding salt. Unfortunately, most American diets are too high in sodium. Diets high in sodium can raise blood pressure, which can lead to many major health issues including heart disease and stroke. Herbs provide a great way for us to limit our sodium intake while still consuming flavorful foods.

  • Local Buzz - June 20, 2018

    Church activities
    The Evangelist Joseph Smith, associated with the ALJC Evangelistic Department, will speak at The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane, Bedford, Sunday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and be blessed.
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Drennon Christian Church meets most Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Check the Facebook page for the current schedule.
    Life Church will have Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange.

    Civic organizations

  • Public Record - June 20, 2018

    Robert Greenwell — arrested June 1 for assault, fourth, domestic; menacing; and criminal mischief
    Lisa Modesty — arrested June 2 for operating a motor vehicle under the influence
    Charles Murphy — arrested June 4 for failure to pay fines
    Krystal Cobb — arrested June 4 for criminal mischief and criminal littering
    Glenda Holcomb — arrested June 4 for a probation violation
    Desmond J. Mason — arrested June 5 for assault, fourth
    Michael Mcanelly — arrested June 6 for failure to appear, Jefferson

  • Eminence still undecided about chickens

    A local 10-year-old will have to wait another month to learn if his desire to keep chickens will be allowed in Eminence.
    Reese Morgan submitted a request in May to ask Eminence City Council members to have three chickens for eggs. Reese is on the autism spectrum and said he would use the chickens as “therapy animals.”
    At the follow-up city council meeting last week, Mayor Drane Stephens said he was still “uncomfortable” making a first reading of the amendment to allow the animals at city residences.

  • McDonald’s in Eminence cracking down on security

    The Eminence Police Department is “actively working” to diminish concerns of loitering young adults in the McDonald’s parking lot in Eminence.
    George Saliba, owner of the McDonald’s restaurant in Eminence and 13 other locations, voiced his concerns at the Eminence City Council meeting last week about the loitering kids who have caused “trouble” outside his restaurant for weeks. He said three young adults, in particular, were the cause of the problems.

  • The path of acceptance

    A few years ago the parents of a friend of mine were given the heartbreaking news that their son, Greg, was going blind, and that nothing could be done. Everyone was torn with pity for them, but they remained calm and uncomplaining. One night, as I left their home, I tried to express my admiration for their courage.

  • National childhood cancer act helps local child

    Eminence resident Johnna DeWitt has spent the past eight months helping her one-year-old daughter beat brain cancer. A national bill passed on May 22 might make it easier for her to do so.
    On June 5, President Donald Trump signed the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Act, a bipartisan bill that will advance research and treatments for pediatric cancer. The bill received unanimous approval in the U.S. Senate on March 22 and passed by voice vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 22.

  • Can’t make it to Relay For Life? You can still honor your loved one

    If you’re unable to make it to The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Henry County on June 23, you can still honor your loved one.
    Luminaria bags and a Lantern of Love can be purchased before the ceremony to remember the passing of a family member or friend of cancer.
    During Relay For Life, participants will share in a Luminaria Ceremony to remember those individuals who have been affected by cancer.

  • KBA honors Ben Coomes at annual convention in Lexington