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Today's News

  • Rand: Kentucky has strong 
connection to the arts

    While Kentucky is widely recognized for such things as fried chicken, horses and bourbon, it could be argued that our connections to the arts are just as considerable.

    Legend has it, for example, that Kentucky was the first state to see a performance of a Beethoven symphony, which was conducted in Lexington in 1817.

    Several weeks ago, meanwhile, the world marked the 100th birthday of an American legend, William “Bill” Monroe, the founder of bluegrass music whose Ohio County home has become a shrine to many.

  • Public record for the week of Oct. 12

    Marriages

    Julia Dawn Spaulding, 26, New Castle, to Anthony Lee Smith, 28, New Castle.

    Lisa Michelle Banks, 18, Eminence, to Marvin Edward Brown Jr., 20, Eminence.

    Divorces

    John Clinton Childress, 53, Beattyville, and Lisa Marie Ingabrand, 46, Campbellsburg.

    Steven Ray Shields, 58, Carrollton, and Paula Jo Rook, 44, Campbellsburg.

    Jason W. Morris, 29, Sulphur, and LaTawnja D. Payton, 33, Eminence.

    Tony Dovon Brown, 48, Pleasureville, and Joyce Marie Walker, 43, Eminence.

  • Public Records for the week of Oct. 5, 2011

    Marriages
    Melinda Dawn Louden, 30, Eminence, to Ricky Joe Simmons Jr., 31, Eminence.

    Divorces
    Lowell Todd Sharp, 42, Campbellsburg, and Sandy Lee Mefford Sharp, 35, Campbellsburg.

    Property Transfers
    Doris A. Barton, Pendleton, to Doris A. Barton, Pendleton, Sheri Fenwick, Pendleton, and Vicke Bowman, Louisville. Property in Henry County; Fair market value is $280,000.

  • Oct. 1961: North and South P’Ville to vote to combine

    Oct. 19, 1951

    Former Henry boy killed in Korea in September

    Howard J. Mathis Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Mathis, was killed in action in Korea in September, according to a letter to the parents. He graduated from Campbellsburg High School where he played basketball for two years. He was born and reared in Henry County. He was registered and left from Henry County on Feb. 6, 1951. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Campellsburg Lodge of Masons.

    Mr. and Mrs. Mathis have received the following letter from his Commanding Officer

  • New locks installed at jail for $6

    200 Years Ago

    William Pemberton filed a claim for $1.50 with the Henry County Court for guarding William Carty and Jerry Sullivan while they were on trial.

    Sheriff John Dodd of Henry County paid Isaac Pendleton $6 for his services as patroller.

    W. Webb inspected and adjusted the weights and scales at the Westport Warehouse as per order of the County Court.

  • MyPlate: A new icon for eating healthy

    The MyPlate icon, with a plate, fork and drinking glass, simplifies the message for healthy eating. The plate is divided into four unequal sections — vegetables and fruits fill the left half, and grains and protein fill the right. The glass represents dairy products. The straightforward visual makes the recommendations for eating different food groups clear.

  • Beginning Farmers Program

    The Cooperative Extension Service is planning to offer a ‘Beginning Farmer Program’ soon.  Many details are yet to be determined, although we do expect there to be as many as 12 different sessions including both classroom lectures and field trip visits. The Department of Agriculture Economics at UK will be involved in the final program, tailored to fit the type of agriculture in the region, and the composition of the class.

  • 4-H State shoot results

    The Kentucky State 4-H Shoot was held Sept. 17-18. Henry County was well represented throughout the event with the following shooting sports members attending:  Jacob Yount, Jordan Campbell, Connor Toole, Todd Adams, James Pollard, Justin Yount, Jared Yount, Colt McGuire, Michael Murphy, Blake Jones, Devin Hagan, Clayton Perry, Jacob Wilson, Logan Yount, Jayson Murphy, Dylan Rankin and Gavin Robinson.

  • Birth - Ryan Hampton Nolin

    Bryan and Fran Nolin of Smithfield announce the birth of their son, Ryan Hampton Nolin, born Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Suburban Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.  He has one brother, Baylor Nolin.

    Grandparents are Rick and Mary Louise Schepman, New Castle and Ann and Allen Nolin, Smithfield.

    Great-grandparents are Layton and Betsy Rouse, New Castle; Robert and Irene Ison, Frankfort; Berdine Nolin, Smithfield; Jean Moore, Frankfort and the late Russell Nolin.

  • Luke Josiah Peiffer

    Adam and Shannon Peiffer of Belleville, Ill., announce the birth of their son, Luke Josiah Peiffer born Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at Belleville Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Steve and Reba Pollard, Campbellsburg; Ron and Peggy Zearing, Lexington, Ind.; Nancy Peiffer, Belleville and Ernie and Jane Peiffer, Prairie Du Rocher, Ill.

    Great-grandparents are David and Shirley Watson, La Grange, and Ernie Peiffer, Millstadt, Ill.