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Today's Features

  • Submitted by Josh Martin

    Former Major League Baseball player, Sam Ewing, once said that, “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” And for those of us who have been in the workforce for most of our lives, we know that his assessment is true.

  • Darrell and Linda Combs of Waddy announce the marriage of their daughter, Trini Hernandez to Jarrod Singleton of Smithfield, son of David and Karen Wilson and Marshall and Kim Singleton. The couple was united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, 2012, at Graefenburg United Methodist Church in Frankfort. Andrew Haire, Minister officiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Darrell Combs. Matron of Honor was Luis Hernandez, brother of the bride. Flower girl was Sara Shearer, cousin of the groom.

  • Nattalee Irene Webb was the first baby born at Baptist Hospital Northeast in 2013. She is the daughter of Tina Kemp, shown, and Ricky Webb of New Castle. She was born at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2. She weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz., and was 19 1/4 inches long. Nattalee Irene is also welcomed by her two siblings: Courtney Webb, 14, and Phillip Deaton, 12.

  • Campbell Scott Willis  was the first baby born at Clark Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Ind. He is the son of Courtney and Carden Willis, of Turners Station. He was born at 4:42 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Campbell weighed 11 lbs. 14 ounces, and was 22 inches long. Campbell Scott is also welcomed by a brother Clark Willis, 2.

  • John Mark and Leslie Chilton of Campbellsburg announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Kate Chilton born Nov. 6, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East.  She weighed 7 pounds,  11 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
    She has two siblings Noah and Hannah.
    Grandparents are Stephen and Becky Smith and Larry and Darlene Chilton.
    Great-grandparents are Myrtle Smith and Roger and Virginia Powell..
    Grandparents are Earl Wayne and Sandra Perry, Pendleton; Danny and Dianna Liter, Madison, Indiana; and Steve Abney, Campbellsburg.
     

  • Moises and Maricela Gomez of Brownsville, Texas,  announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage  of their daughter, Marlene Serrata Gomez, to Major Shane Alvin Crask, son of Garnett and Marcia Crask of Athens, Alabama.

    The groom-elect  is the grandson of Nell Kelley Thomas of Pleasureville and the late Cash R. Thomas. Major Crask is a 1997 graduate of the University of Alabama, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  He is currently serving in the United States Army at Fort Polk, Louisiana. 

  • 200 Years Ago

    The County Court ordered that William Jones, Deputy Sheriff, be paid $50 as part of his allowance as jailer.  The payment was to be paid out of the 1811 tax collection.

    Rudy Hendrix, Daniel Warble and Peter Kinder reported that they had been to view a possible route for building a road from Fore(e)’s Ferry on the Ohio River to New Castle.  They reported that a road cannot be built because of “a very steep hill” on the planned route.  

    175 Years Ago

  • Moses Winchell got his first deer recently. We felt the 8-year-old summed up the story quite nicely.
    “Hi my name is Moses Winchell. I am 8 years old.  I got a 10 point buck  with a 243. It was a huge buck!  I got it in rut. We had been in the blind for about 1 hour. Then my Uncle taps me, I look up, I see the buck! And then I shoot. Then he takes off. And then he drops.
    “The end.”

  • Camden James announces the birth of his brother, Luke Mathan James, born November 8, 2012. He weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    Parents are Jerry and Tracy James.
    Grandparents are Doug and Darlene Tipton, Terry and Robbie James and Fred and Donna Feltner.
    Great-grandparents are Harold and Edna Tipton, L.T. and Willie Belle James and Don and Martha King

  • Editor’s note: The following was written by the author in response to a question from his grandson, Colby

     

    By Anthony T. Ellis

    Colby, to answer your question, how did I join the Navy? I received a NROTC scholarship from high school. There were 2,500 of us selected nationwide from 35,000 applicants. The idea was to supplement the officer graduates from the Naval Academy since the academy wasn’t producing enough officers to man the fleet.

    We were given regular commissions vs. reserve commissions.