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Today's News

  • Public Record for the week of August 3, 2011

    Marriages

    Michele Lee Oller, 40, Eminence, to Chad Elliott Straughn, 30, Eminence.

    Divorces

    Phillip Gene Crawford, 55, Turners Station, and Crystel Renea Ferguson, 43, Campbellsburg.

    Michael Ray Gorbrant, 63, La Grange, and Saundra Kaye Hume, 65, Louisville.

    Gary Allen Davis, 32, Pleasureville, and Candie Christine Murphy, 33, Pleasureville.

    Christopher Lee Stangle, 28, Lockport, and Kelly Nichole Sharp 24, Lockport.

    Daniel Thomas Taylor, 29, Smithfield, and Shana Marie Taylor, 29, Pleasureville.

  • 4-H country ham project: teaching kids hands on where food comes from

    Kentucky’s 4-H country ham project teaches kids where food comes from and reinforces Kentucky’s rich heritage of dry-cured hams, similar to age-old practices used to make Italy’s prosciutto, Spain’s jamón ibérico and Germany’s Black Forest.

  • How dry was July?

  • Give infants and toddlers a good start

    Recent findings indicate that even infants and toddlers are now at risk for becoming obese. Current national figures for infants and toddlers show that one in 10 is overweight, and more than 20 percent of children between the ages 2 and 5 are already overweight or obese.

    Early obesity can lead to adult overweight or obesity and the chronic diseases that stem from weight management issues. Reversing this alarming trend is critical for parents or care-givers to ensure health for children as they grow up. Recommendations include the following:

  • Aug. 1951: Shooting suspect ‘It was either him or me’

    1951

    Woman held for slaying

    An all-day drinking party in a Shelby County farmhouse ended with the shotgun slaying Tuesday night of Robert “Red” Lewis, 35.

    In a signed statement made before three State policemen, Mrs. Maggie Smith, 29, Louisville, said she shot Lewis, a tenant farmer with whom she had been living for two months “as man and wife.”

    County Attorney William H. Hayes quoted her as saying, “It was either him or me.”

  • 1836: Man paid $6 for his work on courthouse roof

    200 Years Ago

    George Armstrong received $1.50 from Sheriff John Dodd as bounty on the head of one wolf, which he killed in Henry County.

    On Aug. 11, 1811, Robert Hunter married Fanny Payne, daughter of R. B. Payne.  The Marriage Bond, for 50 pounds, was co-signed by Row Thomas.

    A claim for $3 was paid to Theodicous Vanosdol  by Joel Jackson, Deputy Sheriff, for assisting in the search for and guarding Benjamin Yount after his capture.

    175 Years Ago

  • Variety of men and women led the Drennon flock

    Submitted by Eleanor Sharp

  • Local Buzz for the week of August 3, 2011

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Blood drive

    New Castle Christian Church is hosting a blood drive in Trent Hunter and Clint Diven’s honor from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, at the New Castle Christian Church gym, 260 S. Main Street, New Castle.

    Church events

  • Bravery and grace, despite her pain

    Pain was clearly etched on her face, and she gripped her daughter’s hand like a vice while a registered nurse changed a wound dressing.
    Within a few minutes the change was complete, the vacuum pump for the wound turned on and Mary did the strangest thing.

    She thanked the RN despite the obvious pain she had just caused. “Thank you, hon,” she said, squeezing the nurse’s hand.

    Mary is one of two women in my life who I am proud to call mother, though her title has a step- in front of it.

  • Looking for more players

    In an effort to attract more football players to a struggling Henry County Youth Football League, most notably the Eastern Colts, the deadline for signups has been extended to Aug. 19.
    Players report to JAM Day this Saturday for weigh ins and to submit a completed roster — which in the past served as the cutoff point for players to join one of the five teams in the league — but they can continue to signup during the next two weeks.
    Overall, the numbers are alarmingly down from past seasons in the HCYFL, lower than they’ve been in years.