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Today's Features

  • One student from Henry County was among the 1,400 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Aug. 13 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.
    Christina Lyons, 1403 Radcliff Road, Smithfield, graduated with an MSN in primary-care nursing.

  • Pictured above are the Eastern Elementary School August students of the month. Back row, left to right: Ana Lopez, Mason McGuire, Ray Trippett, Isabella Bramblett, Isaac Logsdon, and Caylie Stone. Front row, left to right: Griffin Bom, Jenah Peyton, Lizzy Hansen, Kelli Booth, Madison Wilson, and Hannah Head.

  • Hay availability in Henry County and Kentucky may be short this winter because of weather events—last year’s drought, this year’s early record rainfall, and this year’s summer drought—both hay quality and yield are down.  Some effort at conservation and planning will help make hay last longer through the winter.

    Store hay inside a barn or other structure where it will remain dry.  Hay testing is the first step to knowing how much will be necessary to meet the nutritional needs of the animals to be fed, from horses to cattle to goats.

  • Submitted by Sue Barnett
    There is a song with lyrics that say, “If I can make someone happy as I travel on, then my life would not be in vain.”
    That is what Second Wind Dreams is all about. Our goal has been in the past to grant wishes and dreams to the residents at Homestead Nursing Home in New Castle. We’ve made their lives happier in many ways. Our dreams that have been granted in 2011 are:
    1. A Valentine party with music and decorations by the New Castle United Methodist women.

  • Submitted by Allie Hazelwood

  • Pictured are four generations of the Hackett family, William David Bruther, Christopher Matthew Bruther, Joy Denise Hackett James and Billy Gentry Hackett.

  • At the end of the school year, third grade students at Eminence Elementary were given a cabbage plant seedling. Students could plant the seedlings and track growth over the summer. Holden Hedges took the challenge. Along the way, he completed a weekly log to record watering and checked for any bugs. He grew a nine-pound cabbage plant! Holden has been entered as the class winner and is now in a drawing for a scholarship. The program was sponsored by Bonnie Plants.

  • Leon and Joyce Creech will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at their home with family and friends. They were married Sept. 16, 1961 at David’s Fork Baptist Church in Lexington. They have three children: Cheryl Kersey, Scott Creech and Sarah Embry. They also have two grandchildren, Kyle Kersey and Chris Embry.

  • The past week gave us ample opportunity to remember and reflect upon the devastating attack on the Twin Towers and our nation.  I didn’t need to read about Sept. 11, 2001, or see videos from that fateful day in order to remember. Those images are burned into my mind.  I see them without wanting to do so and I too vividly recall the way in which the events of that day changed the manner in which I looked at my neighbors — both those known to me and strangers I passed in crowded places.

  • Devin Shaw, 11, of Plesureville showed a purebred Berkshire gilt in the Kentucky State Fair and won third place in the 4-H Berkshire breeding gilt category, as well as 5th place in the open breeding gilt category. Shaw takes part in 4-H in Shelby County.