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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Ladycats are third in home tournament

    By Tommie Kendall
    Sports Editor
    Hosting a tournament on the opening day of the 2011 golf season Monday, the Henry County Ladycats were third in the team standings and their top golfer MacKenzie Peyton was third individually against a 21-team, 73-player field.
    Playing on the same Henry County Country Club course that will host the regional tournament after the regular season in September, Sacred Heart won the team title with 317 combined points, Owen County was second at 355 and Henry was third at 367. There were 21 teams represented and 14 full teams.

  • MAY 25, 1967: Jim Green sets records in three sprints

    LEXINGTON, Ky — Those who watched sprinter Jim Green set three state records Saturday in Lexington, in the Class A Track and Field Meet know what the Eminence youth meant when he said:
    “There wasn’t anybody to push me, so I was just running against the clock.”
    Green had the crowd of about 1,500 buzzing at the University of Kentucky’s Sportscenter when he left his opposition far back in the 100, 220 and 440-yard dashes.
    Green provided Eminence with its only scoring punch with his three victories (worth six points each).

  • Teen dies from ATV wreck

    A Pleasureville family is in mourning after their teenage son was killed in a weekend accident.

    Greg Davis, 16, died as a result of injuries sustained when the ATV he was riding collided with another ATV on Wilson Road. Davis was flown by Stat Flight to University of Louisville Hospital, where he later died.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the accident also injured Davis’ passenger, who was not identified. The passenger was taken to Jewish Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the driver of the other ATV was not injured.