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  • 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.

  • Reckoning with Addiction: The work remains
  • Control weed threat to maintain beautiful gardens

    Like many around the county, weeds are trying to take over my garden, and it feels almost like a full time job trying to control the weeds.
    This is why I want to talk about garden weeds because everyone wants that beautiful, high producing garden.
    First off, why are weeds in your garden bad?
    Weeds cause many problems, but probably the biggest problem is weeds compete with your crops for nutrients, water and sunlight.
    Also, some weeds, like quackgrass, can chemically inhibit vegetable plant growth, and others are host for numerous insect pests and disease pathogens.

  • Growing and cooking herbs adds flavor to life

    We all want to eat food that tastes good. One of the most common ways we make food taste good is by adding salt. Unfortunately, most American diets are too high in sodium. Diets high in sodium can raise blood pressure, which can lead to many major health issues including heart disease and stroke. Herbs provide a great way for us to limit our sodium intake while still consuming flavorful foods.

  • Local Buzz - June 20, 2018

    Church activities
    The Evangelist Joseph Smith, associated with the ALJC Evangelistic Department, will speak at The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane, Bedford, Sunday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and be blessed.
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Drennon Christian Church meets most Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Check the Facebook page for the current schedule.
    Life Church will have Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange.

    Civic organizations