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Today's Features

  • In the summer of 1979, I began conversations with five men — Robert Moore, Andrew Johnson, Edward Mitchell, Douglas Payton and Ben Coomes — that would ultimately lead to my serving for more than 38 years as pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church.
    The years I’ve spent in this community and with Eminence Baptist Church have blessed me and shaped me more than I have blessed or shaped the community.
    I cherish this marvelous relationship which came to an end on April 8, 2018.
    One does not spend 38-plus years with one church merely because one wants to do so.

  • Kentucky State University’s Land Grant Program will open the doors of its Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC) to the public for an exciting community event, according to a news release. It will host an open house event on Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the over 300-acre property in Henry County.
    Families and community members are invited to join the university representatives for guided wildflower walks — departing at 1:30 and 3:15 — as well as fishing, hiking and exploring the picturesque outdoors.

  • Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. recently announced that Jennifer Rieffer has been promoted to general manager for WDKY, a FOX affiliate in Lexington, according to a news release.
    An Eminence High School Class of 1991 graduate, Rieffer, formerly Frazier, has recently been named the general manager at Fox 56. She is the daughter of current and lifelong Eminence residents Harold and Marilyn Frazier. She succeeds Ronna Corrente, who left for a position as vice-president and general manager in Baton Rouge.

  • Judy Lyons submitted this photo of a family reunion in Hilton Head, S.C., of her extended family, which has deep roots in Henry County. John Reuben (1856 -1918) and Annie Elizabeth Hudson (1862-1946) were life-long members of the church and Point Pleasant Community in Henry County, as were their children Lindsay Hudson and Bessie Hudson Yount, she explained. They made their living by farming.

  • Based on the most recent science, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released at the beginning of 2016. Before you say, “here we go again,” let’s take a closer look.
    The guidelines may sound familiar, but there are some differences from years past.
    Overall guidelines For the most part, these guidelines don’t advise you about how much to eat of different foods, such as vegetables or meat.
    Instead, they focus on helping you fit healthy eating into their own unique lifestyle.

  • TNT Auction Services owner Tommy Tingle cuts the ribbon in front of the new business. Friends, family, Henry Count Chamber of Commerce officials and the Campbellsburg mayor were on hand to celebrate. Tingle will operate out of the former Brewer Home and Farm Supply on Main Street, where he spent a lot of time when he accompanied his father there. For more information about TNT, call (502) 379-1490 or go to its Facebook page.

  • Camryn McManis earned the 4-H Gold achievement award after competing with program members across the state. She is the first and only Henry County student to earn the honor since the program began a decade ago.
    As a gold recipient, McManis is eligible for the next step – the Emerald Award, according to Cathy Toole, Henry County 4-H Extension agent.
    The win surprised McManis. “I felt honored when I received gold. I never in a million years thought I would get it.”

  • Youth Strong organizers have scheduled a meeting March 27 at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg about how people can get involved in an in-school mentoring program.
    The mentoring program gives students extra guidance with the goal of helping them to reach their potential, discover their strengths and become successful, organizers say.
    Student mentoring will be supported hrough a grant received by the 12th Judicial District in Henry, Oldham and Trimble county schools.

  • Gov. Matt Bevin recently joined the Kentucky State Police to announce the launch of the Angel Initiative, according to a news release. The Angel Initiative encourages individuals suffering with a substance use disorder to visit a local KSP post for assistance with treatment.
    The program encourages individuals seeking addiction treatment to visit a KSP post, where he or she will be paired with a local officer who will assist with locating an appropriate treatment program.

  • Easter is just around the corner.
    Did you know that Easter is on April Fool’s Day this year?
    It is quite the appropriate day for Easter!
    On what we now call Good Friday, those who opposed Jesus managed to silence him for good.
    They nailed him to a cross and let him die.
    A bystander took his body and buried it.
    The deed was done.
    The Man was dead, and his disciples were hiding in silence.
    Then came Sunday, and the silence was shattered.
    The tomb in which Jesus had been buried was empty.