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Today's News

  • A lifetime in Extension: Carolyn Jeffries

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Carolyn Jeffries has devoted her life to working with Extension offices in various capacities. Whether it was working with 4-H or the Homemakers Association, Jeffries has made sure to be involved in every facet of the Henry County Extension office.

    Jeffries, a retired teacher, began her involvement in Extension when she lived in El Paso, Texas, as a member of the local 4-H Club when she was nine years old.

  • Eminence preschool/kindergarten registration begins this week

    Screenings for Eminence Preschool will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday April 17, and Friday April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at Eminence Elementary School.

    If your child will be four years old by October 1, he or she can be screened for EIS preschool program. Screening is necessary for placement so it is important to bring your child with you.

    Three-year-old children with a disability or developmental delay can be screened as well.

  • Divide and conquer strategy blurs vision

    Joseph Yates

    Average Joe

    A nice fellow has been traveling around the county lately, soliciting the assistance of others in helping those who are unable to help themselves. I intend to support his cause. I have seen his presentation twice—it is a gentle, soft-sell pitch in which he asks for our help. During both presentations he used the phrase “this is not a hand out.”

  • No budget, but several new laws will benefit Kentucky

    Traditionally, the last day of a legislative session is set aside just to consider any vetoes the governor may make.  Recently, however, the General Assembly has also used the time to wrap up a few lingering issues, and this year is no different.

  • Raising awareness of autism
  • New members boost county economy

    The Chamber of Commerce is always happy to welcome new members and we have several to introduce this month. CVS in Eminence, Homes Plus Realty owned by Robin Barmore, and Eminence Apothecary with pharmacist Drane Stephens in Eminence are looking forward to your checking out what they have to offer.

  • Public record for the week of April 16

    Eminence Police Arrests

    Billy Joe Young, 36, arrested April 11 on Fairview for Alcohol Intoxication in a public place, first and second offense

    John C. Wells, 19, arrested April 12 on Elm for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, less than 21 years of age

    HC Sheriff Arrests

    Denita Watkins, arrested April 11 by Rick Nelson for TBUT

    Justin Johnson, arrested April 10 by Rick Nelson two counts of failure to appear, contempt of court

    Kentucky State Police Arrests

  • Raising responsible children today
  • Black cherry trees can be dangerous

    When you drive through the rolling land in Henry County, you can find many black cherry trees, including some in farm fencerows. While standing upright, there is not much danger, but if one of these trees or a limb falls in a windstorm, there can be problems for livestock.

    The leaves of black cherry trees, especially wilted ones, are high in cyanic acid, which can kill livestock by depriving them of oxygen. You can reduce the likelihood of livestock losses due to wild black cherry trees by cutting them out of fencerows.

  • Applications now being accepted for ‘Farmer of the Year’

    The 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award.