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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Results of the March 28 Henry County 4-H Communications Event

    The Henry County 4-H Communications Event was held March 28 at the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service Office.
    The following are the results in the Speech Division: 17-to-18-year-old – Camryn McManis received a blue ribbon and champion on her speech entitled “The Fifth ‘H’ in 4-H.”
    In the 12-year-old category – Ella McManis received a blue for her speech on “Things Parents Say;” Ethan Ryan received a red on his speech about the Holocaust; Dustin Turner received a blue and champion on his speech entitled “From the Backside.”

  • Rosen Lobbies for hemp

    Chad Rosen of Victory Hemp Foods in Campbellsburg continues to be at the forefront of the effort to legalize hemp as a cash crop for farmers. This time, Rosen was among the industry leaders who met with Sen. Mitch McConnell before the Senate majority leader announced he would file a bill involving the legal status of the crop. “McConnell’s hemp bill intends to remove Industrial Hemp from the Controlled Substance Act and move the task of administering the program to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is where it belongs,” Rosen said.

  • New lawn equipment dealer is on the ‘cutting edge’

    A Defoe business owner plans to use his skills working on heavy equipment to provide cutting edge sales and service for lawn care needs.
    Marlin Miller’s original plan involved opening a custom welding and equipment repair shop, but he then heard from neighbors in Defoe they needed someone who could provide dependable service for their mowing equipment.
    As a result of that input, Miller recently opened Cutting Edge Farm and Lawn at 9160 Castle Highway, where he will offer sales and service equipment.