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Today's News

  • Public record for the week of June 25

    KSP arrests June 14-22

    Kayce D. Proctor, 26, from Pendleton — arrested June 16 at Drennon Road in New Castle by Trooper Phelps for manufacturing meth; unlawful possession of meth precursor

    Westley Renfro, 25, from Pendleton — arrested June 16 at Drennon Road, New Castle for manufacturing meth; unlawful possession of meth precursor, failure of owner to maintain required insurance; no registration plates

  • Water most important nutrient in summer

    Sometimes we discuss animal nutrition and almost forget the most important nutrient – water.

    No matter what animal and what we are feeding, nothing works correctly unless the animals have access to clean water. Reduction in weight gain, milk production, and animal performance are consequences of lack of an adequate water source.

  • Extension celebrates 100 years of food preservation

    For the past 100 years, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has improved the lives of families through educational programs in food preservation.

    Beginning in the spring of 1914, girls’ canning clubs were formed at the height of the canning season to teach young people how to safely preserve their harvests.

    In the 1940s amidst the back drop of World War II, agricultural and home demonstration agents encouraged Kentuckians to produce 75 percent of their food at home through a “live-at-home” campaign.

  • Women should be aware of heart disease

    In our society there is lot of talk about inequality between men and women, but there is one area in particular where the desparity has increased in record numbers – heart disease. Since 1984, more women than men have died from heart disease each year.

    One in three women die from heart disease, which equates to one woman every minute. Forty-three million women in the United States have cardiovascular problems and 90 percent of us have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.

  • Diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure — Oh, my!

    Jennifer Grove

    Bluegrass Drug Company

    The last couple of decades tell a “good news, bad news” story about diabetes. That’s the disease that makes it tough for your body to control blood sugar. Here’s a snapshot:

    In the last 20 years, the number of adults with diabetes has more than tripled. Nearly one in 10 now has the disease. That’s certainly not good news.

  • Public hunting land added in Henry

    The Kentucky River Wildlife Management Area has grown by more than a third in size with the $3.2 million acquisition of 926 acres of land in Henry County, state officials say.

    Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials found the tract located along Ky. 389, not far from Sharp’s Grocery in Glenmary, an attractive addition to its existing 2,629 acres in the wildlife management area (WMA).

  • Owensboro girl killed in ATV wreck

     

    A 12-year-old Owensboro girl was killed in an ATV accident on her grandparents’ farm on Wednesday night.

    Lillian Gray was visiting her grandparents, Lloyd and Patricia Gray at the farm in Smithfield when she lost control of the ATV she was operating and went over a hill, rolling the vehicle several times, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Sgt. Chad Taylor.

  • Morgan puts in 50 miles for Relay

     

    From at 2 p.m. June 20 and for about the next 25 hours, Rex Morgan couldn’t slow down much or he wouldn’t meet the ambitious goals he set for himself for Friday and Saturday.

    Close on the heels of crossing the finish line at the event at Henry County High School after walking a distance nearly equal to two whole marathons at Relay for Life, Morgan then spent several hours pursuing his mayoral duties by greeting the crowds at the Campbellsburg Day community celebration until about 3 p.m.

  • Fiscal deletes "ag operations" from nuisances

     

    No “agricultural operation” will run afoul of a Henry County nuisance ordinance, as fiscal court members discussed adding language to a proposal to clarify how it will impact agricultural operations at their June 17 fiscal court meeting.

    During a May reading of a proposal to clean up trashy properties in Henry County, a question arose about what effect the idea would have on farms and agricultural operations.

  • Eminence schools helped prepare Metcalfe for Ivy League

     

    While attending Eminence Independent Schools, Ballard Metcalfe was a typical student — he worked hard, kept his grades up and was committed to helping his community.

    Normal in every way. Except for graduating from the Gatton Academy and proceeding on to Princeton, where he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering two weeks ago.

    Metcalfe came to Eminence in middle school and found a community that supported him and taught him how to be more than just a good student.