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Today's News

  • KSU invites the public on a spring wildflower walk

    Kentucky State University’s Land Grant Program will open the doors of its Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC) to the public for an exciting community event, according to a news release. It will host an open house event on Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the over 300-acre property in Henry County.
    Families and community members are invited to join the university representatives for guided wildflower walks — departing at 1:30 and 3:15 — as well as fishing, hiking and exploring the picturesque outdoors.

  • Berry: Dairy farmers need solutions for overproduction issues

    By Wendell Berry “The Farmer’s Pride” for March 15 features a heartbreaking story by Carilynn Coombs about the “termination” by Dean Foods of its “milk procurement contract” with her family – along with more than a hundred other dairy farmers in Kentucky.

  • Use this to protect your bulls from getting tetanus

    In the United States, more than 17 million bulls that range in age from one day to one year are castrated yearly.
    You should give any calf castrated with an elastrator band tetanus prevention in the form of either tetanus toxoid (two doses required with the second given two weeks prior to castration), tetanus antitoxin (given the day of banding) or both in some cases.
    Tetanus is a potentially life-threatening neurologic disease affecting all species of domestic livestock, including cattle, so it’s important for producers to take steps to prevent it.

  • Homemakers to study small-scale gardening

    With more people living off the farm or in suburban areas, many think they do not have the space to garden.
    A new publication from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, ID-248: “Gardening in Small Spaces,” describes how you can garden in a limited area.
    Besides space, an issue that may limit gardening is sunlight.
    Most vegetables require full sun conditions, which equals six or more hours of direct sunlight each day.
    If you have an open yard free of tall trees or a south facing sunny patio, you should have sufficient light.

  • EIS teacher to become an explorer

    An Eminence Elementary School’s geography teacher’s penchant for leafing through National Geographic magazines will soon transport him on a journey of a lifetime.
    The renowned publication and its partner recently chose Donnie Piercey as one of 40 educators from around the world as one of its National Geographic Society and Lindblad Expeditions Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The fellowship comes with a trip south on one of the fleet’s ice-breaker ship to frozen Antarctica.

  • Growth Project

    More than a dozen 4-H volunteers and two Kentucky Division of Forestry rangers with Dibble bars in hand made short work of planting almost 200 seedlings in the Henry County Recreation and Services Park April 3.
    Members of the Leadership Henry County Class of 2016 used the tree planting part of their community service project as an educational opportunity to teach 4-H youth about forest natural resources.

  • Goodloe moves to the other side of the curtain

    Frank Goodloe III always wanted to sing and act. Now he has the chance to make a difference producing, directing and choreographing Broadway shows as performance and visual arts director for Jewish Community Center’s CenterStage musical theater in Louisville.
    Recently appointed to the new post after holding an interim position, the Henry County native didn’t know whether he would like the “other side of stage” until he stepped in to help after the artistic director left in the middle of last year’s season.

  • Market glut threatens milk producers

    Kentucky Bluegrass Genetics of Eminence hopes it has found the formula to continue operating its dairy farm as the industry feels the impact of depressed prices and increased competition, according to the farm’s co-owner.
    Recently named the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) Member of Distinction, Mideast region, Lisa Gibson noted her farm has been working hard to diversify its services during a difficult time for milk producers.

  • Eminence congratulates the academic team on a good year

    Eminence Independent School educators recently recognized the Academic Team for a successful year, including placing third in Quick Recall and fourth overall in regionals, as well as individuals winning their own awards. The individual winners included Blaze Berry, placing first in mathematics and third in language arts; and Gentry Stivers, placing fifth in social studies.

  • Work more healthy fruit and veggies into your diet

    We all know that we should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but many of us don’t get the recommended servings.
    Fruits and vegetables are important to our diet, because they provide necessary nutrients and are high in dietary fiber and low in calories, fat and cholesterol.
    Spring is an excellent time to try to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet, as all of them will be in-season at some point in the coming months.
    In-season produce is the peak of a particular fruit or vegetable’s freshness, which means its flavor is going to be wonderful.