Today's News

  • Stop throwing away vegetables, can and freeze

    Yes, I know you are wanting to know why the Ag agent is talking about vegetable preservation, and I will let you know why.
    Don’t be like many gardeners I see and just throw away produce or let it rot.
    You have worked hard on your garden, so you should be able to reap the rewards of that garden.
    Like many gardeners, your garden is probably producing vegetables faster than you can eat them. Do not just give them away if you have too many.
    Think about preserving them by either freezing or canning.

  • Think about ways to keep cool this summer

    In the midst of summer, Kentucky’s extreme temperatures, high humidity and prolonged heat can make being outdoors uncomfortable and dangerous. During this time, it’s important for you to know the signs and symptoms and prevent heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps and the most serious heat-related illness, heat stroke (also known as sun stroke).

  • Summer of wonder and campfire teach cooperation and grit at eis

    EIS teachers invited select students to Summer of Wonder, a summer program June 18 - 31 to build confidence, leadership, cooperation and communication skills through fun activities. Campfire, for the younger kids, is an extension of EIS after-school care and cooperates with the public library to integrate problem-solving through S.T.E.A.M. activities.
    “We’re teaching old school. Some kids have never made a card by hand,” Campfire Director Joy Royalty said.

  • Summer of wonder and campfire teach cooperation and grit at eis
  • A missed opportunity

    By Carilynn Coombs

    A Modern Milkmaid, LLC

    Editor’s note: This column originally appeared on www.amodernmilkmaid.com.

    Last night, the Milkman, along with his parents, went to a town meeting to discuss a distillery potentially coming to our area. Now, if you aren’t familiar with Kentucky....we have a whole lot of bourbon.

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  • Local Buzz - June 27, 2018

    Public Service Announcement
    Effective July 1, 2018, all meetings held at the Henry County Courthouse located at 30 North Main Street, New Castle, will be moved to the Henry County Fair Grounds, 4H building, located at 1106 Castle Hwy, Eminence. These meetings include, but are not limited to: Henry County Fiscal Court, Henry County Board of Adjustments and Henry County Planning and Zoning.

    Church activities
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Public Records June 27, 2018

    Michael S. Mings, 24, Westpoint — arrested June 3 on Vernon Avenue for a bench warrant, Shelby, and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license
    Desarea C. Ortego, 24, Eminence — arrested June 8 on North Main Street for two bench warrants, Jefferson and Boone
    Shawn A. Allen, 30 Eminence — arrested June 10 on Apache Circle for assault, fourth, domestic violence, minor injury
    Kenneth R. Estes, 60, Eminence — arrested June 13 on Sulphur Avenue for assault, fourth, domestic violence, minor injury, and terroristic threatening, third

  • Japanese beetles ruin your day and your garden

    Sometimes, I have requests about subjects for my articles, and this week I got one — Japanese beetle control.
    These little critters have gotten into just about everything this year.
    A Japanese beetle is a 3/8-inch long metallic green beetle with copper-brown wing covers.
    They also have small white spots around their wing covers and down their abdomen.
    The reason these beetles are a problem is because they can feed on over 300 species of plants ranging from roses to poison ivy.
    They usually feed in groups, starting at the top of the plant and working their ways down.

  • Remember sun protection at the county fair

    After a long winter, many of us want to spend as much time as possible outdoors.
    As you venture outside, remember to protect yourself from sun and heat, no matter your age.
    Anyone who spends a considerable amount of time out in the sun with unprotected, exposed skin runs the risk of developing skin cancer.
    The fairer your skin, the greater your risk. Oftentimes, parents remember to put sunscreen on their young children but forget about protecting themselves.

    Older adults may choose not to wear sunscreen thinking, “the damage has already been done.” This is far from the truth.