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  • There were four of us. We were boys on a mission of discovery. For more than a year, we had been trying to solve a mystery.
    We were as silent as mice as we hid behind the trees on the west side of the church parking lot.  
    The early dark of the evening aided us in hiding. Any minute we knew we would see them.  
    Jack had seen them go over and had called the rest of us to watch.  
    It was only a matter of time before they came back.
    They never stayed all that long, and they always came back.

  • Itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, fatigue, these are just a few of the signs of seasonal allergies — also known as hay fever.
    And get ready: It looks like we may have a real doozy of an allergy season this year.
    Milder winter temperatures in places can cause plants to pollinate early. And a rainier spring leads to quick plant growth, as well as an increase in mold.  
    Allergic reactions mostly occur when your body responds to a “false alarm.”

  • Eight out of 10 people living with vision loss worldwide could have saved their sight through prevention or treatment.
    Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Of course, seeing your doctor for eye exams and treatment is key.
    Here are a few other things you can do help ensure your eyes have a bright future:

    Wear sunglasses
    Sunglasses that block 100 percent of ultraviolet-A and ultraviolet-B rays give you a big bang for your buck. They can:
    • Delay development of cataracts.
    • Prevent retinal damage.

  • General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will host the 12th annual “It’s Sew Fine” Sewing Expo April 10 through12.
    The Expo provides sewing enthusiasts from this region of the country a chance to enrich their sewing skills in quilting, home décor and personal sewing.
    The Cooperative Extension Service, the educational outreach of the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University and Purdue University plan and conduct the regional sewing expo that has continued to grow since its beginning in 2005.

  • Hubert “Shorty” and Judy Chesser celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, February 6, 2017. Mr. Chesser is retired from Oldham County Schools and Mrs. Chesser is an ordained minister.
    They have three children, Jeannean Heber of Pendleton, Sissy Shepherd of Bedford and Hubert Chesser Jr. of Lawrenceburg. They have eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    The couple is planning a celebration in April in Tybee Island, Georgia.
     

  • Start planning now to attend 4-H Camp this summer.  Henry County will be attending Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp from June 6 to 9 for youth who are 9 years old through those who have just completed the eighth grade.  
    The theme for this year is a spin-off of Star Wars, “May the Clover be With You.” Campers will enjoy all the usual camp classes, such as canoeing, fishing, kayaking, archery, rife, high ropes, low ropes, swimming, nature and recreation.

  • Bob Brewer received the Henry County Help Center Volunteer of the Quarter award for his dedication to the food pantry. The latest quarterly dinner recognizing volunteers was held Jan. 19 at Lockport Baptist Church. Help center Director Joe Durbin presented Brewer with the award, and he received several gifts from sponsors, Chat ‘n’ Nibble, Scribers, Buddy’s Place and Valero.

  • The Eminence Rotary Club hosted Stuart Alexander, the current Rotary district governor as their guest speaker Jan. 9. The club was presented with one of Rotary’s Best Community Service awards for their participation in the Farm City Day Lunch, held annually in Henry County. Alexander presented the award to club President Tim Lee.

  • By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
    Here once the embattled farmers stood,
    And fired the shot heard round the world.

    The shot heard round the world was fired at the battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson penned the words above commemorating the beginning of our Revolutionary War.

  • Eugene and Katie Mahoney will celebrate their 60-year anniversary on Dec. 22. They were married on Dec. 22, 1956. They have three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Ray and Martha Nelson of Campbellsburg will celebrate their 50-year wedding anniversary on Dec. 14, 2016.

  • Christmas is just around the corner. Families and friends are planning for that perfect celebration as is so often portrayed in advertisements and in those beautiful cards we send and receive.
    There are Christmases that turn out that way. In our memory banks, we all have one or more of those perfect Christmases when it all came together.
    The problem is that Christmases are not always all we hope for them to be.
    There are those Christmases that fail to live up to our hopes.
    Someone who could have been present chose not to be.

  • KRISTEN LOWRY/SPECIAL TO THE LOCAL

    Wendell Berry signs a copy of one of his books for Tammie Lanham, pastor of Point Pleasant Christian Church in Henry County at the Berry Center’s open house Saturday. Other activities at the open house included a reception for Harlan Hubbard’s exhibition and a wood block print-making demonstration by Bill Caddell.

  • In the poem, “Trees,” Joyce Kilmer spoke the truth: “I think I shall never see/A poem as lovely as a tree.”
    Of all the living things I see, trees are my favorite. I mourn when one dies, and I cringe when someone cuts a living one down.
    One of my favorite trees was a large mulberry that grew in the backyard of my childhood home.
    It had perfect limbs for a climbing boy, and climb it I did. From high up in its branches, I could see forever. Of course for a boy, “forever” was not as far as it is for the man the boy became.

  • Henry Christian Church will serve as the collection site this year for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, according to a news release.

  • Eminence-resident Samantha Thompson (center), a dispatcher at Kentucky State Police Post 12
    in Frankfort, received her KSP Telecommunications Academy diploma from KSP Deputy Commissioner
    Alex Payne (right) and Blake Smith, KSP Post 16-Henderson Telecommunications Shift Supervisor and KSP Telecommunications Academy adjunct instructor (left), on Oct. 21 in Frankfort. The training included 236 hours of instruction during a six-week period. A 2014 graduate of Eminence High School, Thompson is the daughter of Dennis and Melissa Thompson of Eminence.