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Today's News

  • Reflection on my Christmas memories

    By Jon Parks

    Did you see the video of the airline that set up a kiosk for their boarding passengers, and asked them what they wanted for Christmas? The airline took note and then ran out to buy those gifts: everything from socks and underwear to big screen televisions. When the passengers arrived at their designation, presents with their names came out on the carousel as they were waiting for their baggage. The airline gave them what they had asked for.

    As I look back on my favorite Christmas memories, I have discovered something.

  • A gift: Be someone’s Christmas joy

    I have to admit, I’ve had a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit this year.

    Typically I am that annoying person who starts playing Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving while I put up the tree and decorate the house. Usually, I’ve started Christmas shopping in October and would be pretty much done before Dec. 1. By now my coworkers and friends would be tired of the baked goods and yummy snacks I would have inundated them with on a daily basis.

    But this year is not typical for a number of reasons.

  • Keep fat and sugar away from your waistline with selective diet

    Many of us consume more solid fats and added sugars (SoFAS) than we should and especially at this time of the year. As a result, our waistlines expand, because these foods contribute more to weight gain than any other source of calories. So as we head into the time when we make New Year’s resolutions let’s try and stay off the SoFAS and the sofa too.

  • Learn how to design and modify your own clothing

    If you enjoy watching the clothing design shows on television and wish you could create your own clothing items then this is your chance. Two sewing clubs will begin meeting shortly after the New Year. The beginning club will be sewing 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Mondays starting Jan. 13. Those that have sewn previously in 4-H will be among the advanced group that will begin meeting 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursdays starting Jan. 9. The clubs will meet weekly until projects have been completed.

  • Plan adequately for spring calving cows

    Several of our commodity groups hold their annual meetings and educational conferences in the early part of the year, and 2014 opens with lots of opportunities to get needed information and networking. The Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will take place Jan. 6 through Jan.7,at the Embassy Suites Hotel near the old UK Coldstream Farm on Newtown Pike in Lexington. Details and registration information are available at http://bit.ly/1bZjBpI.

  • Shopping local is always better

    By Joe Yates

  • Getting out of the ‘Scrooge’ spirit

    By Joe Yates

    Today everything is dark gray. It is the time of year when the sun, mostly veiled by clouds, attends to us for a few short hours each day and quickly disappears. The snow and the frozen stuff came, as predicted; winter’s first pall covered the ground a bit early.

  • Holly-day Display

    By Brad Bowman
    editor@hclocal.com

    Larry Ramsey loves seeing cars stop and look at his Christmas light display.
    Strands of blue LEDs spiral the trees lining Larry and Carolyn Ramsey’s driveway and yard. Blue laser lights emit speckled patterns on his garage. Ramsey enjoys putting the lights up even it if takes hours to do.

  • Wildcats win Round 1

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Eminence Warriors on Dec. 10 in round one of the county rivalry and came away with an 81-56 victory.

    The game got off to a flying start as both teams attacked the basket aggressively. Austin Young scored the first basket of the game on a 12-footer before Shelby Armstrong scored 30 seconds later on a put back. The teams traded baskets until Landon New broke a 6-6 tie when he scored on a goaltending call to make it 8-6 with 5:18 left in the opening period.

  • Lady Cats down Warriors 49-13

    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Eminence Warriors on Dec. 10 and came away with a 49-13 victory.

    Ashley Craigmyle got the first bucket of the game on a put back and Cheyenne Clark hit a 3-pointer and layup to give the Wildcats an early 7-0 lead as the Warriors young team struggled to get their offense going.

    The Wildcats played 10 players in the first quarter and led 13-0 going into the second quarter.