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  • Former Henry County Middle School math and science teacher Jason Harris was ordained as a priest of the Catholic Church this past weekend at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville. 

    The celebration was the culmination of six years of study and service. The Local first wrote an article about Harris and his decision to change his career from teacher to priest one year ago.

  • Norma and Harrison Robinson will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 18.
    Norma and Harrison were married on June 18, 1955. The couple has four children: Sharon Bright, Vickie Ireland, Kim Patterson and David Robinson. They have eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Norma and Harrison were the owners of Robinson’s Farm Equipment in Eminence for over 50 years.
    A reception will be held on June 14, 2015, at The Dutch Meeting House in Pleasureville from 2 to 4 p.m.

  • By Jennifer Grove

  • “I don’t want you hanging around those kinds of people!”
    For as long as there have been parents and children, children have heard this from their parents and later said it to their own children.
    Wise parents understand that their children are shaped by those with whom they spend time.
    The parental warning reminds me of the title of sermon a college friend presented to his peers in a preaching class: “Lay Down with Dogs and Get Up with Fleas.”

  • By Drane Stephens

  • Screenings for Eminence Preschool will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday April 16 and Friday April 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eminence Elementary School.
    If your child will be 4 years old by August 1, he or she can be screened for EIS preschool program. Screening is necessary for placement so it is important to bring your child with you.
    Three-year-old children with a disability or developmental delay can be screened as well.

  • Arts & Crafts
    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.
    Church Activities

  • When I was a boy, I prayed to receive a horse.
    I didn’t get it.
    It was not the only thing for which I prayed that I did not get.
    I also prayed for my eyes to be healed so that I wouldn’t have to wear eyeglasses.
    More than half a century later, I still lack a horse, and I still wear glasses—now with tri-focal lenses.
    While I would have liked not to need eyeglasses, I am thankful for them and the vision they make possible.

  • Church Services
    and Activities
    The men of First Baptist Church Eminence, Rev. Charles H. Duncan Jr., pastor, will be hosting an Annual Men’s Day Fish Fry April 11 at 11 a.m. next to the Eminence Fire Department. This is one of the FBC Men’s Day projects, and the men would appreciate all those that will support their efforts. This fish fry is not only a project, but also gives an opportunity for the community to come out and enjoy food, fun and fellowship.

  • Matthew Ridge and Tiffany Kelley-Ridge, Eminence, announced the birth of their son, Dakota Aaron Ridge, born Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Norton’s Hospital, Louisville. He weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Greg and Sonya Kelley, Eminence, and Dale and Susan Ridge, Louisville.

  • William and Sarah Mason, who married in 1939, (he was  21, she was almost 19) will celebrate their 76-year anniversary April 8, 2015. Both have served their community throughout the years.  
    William was the first African-American elected to the Eminence City Council. Beginning in 1970, he served for eight years. He also ran for mayor.

  • Aimee Elizabeth Louden and Walter Mason Branham were united in marriage on Friday, January 16, 2105 at Sulphur Christian Church. The Rev. Richard Mardis, pastor of Church of Christ, officiated.
    The bride was given in marriage by her parents and children, Corey Webb and Hannah Embs. She wore a traditional princess gown of winter satin, overlayed in web netting lace with white and gold sequins. Seed pearls covered the entire bodice. The triple skirts were trimmed with five runners of sequins and pearls.

  • Editor’s note: This piece by community activist Mona Huff was originally published by the American Diabetes Association. Used with permission. Huff was one of 200 advocates from around the country convening in Washington, D.C, for the American Diabetes Association’s biannual Call to Congress March 10, and she wrote this article as a result.

    I am thankful and humbled to have been selected to attend Call to Congress.

  • By Jennifer Grove

  • As a physician it is my job to help each patient live the best quality of life possible.  
    Medications or surgical interventions help with many diseases, but these are just two ways to improve medical conditions.  
    Some of my greatest allies in improving patient outcomes are our very talented therapists.  
    The most utilized therapists are trained in speech, occupational and physical therapy.  These therapists are available to help patients in the hospital, clinic and home health settings.   

  • Dills celebrate 50 years

    Richard and Joyce Peyton Dills will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, March 27, 2015. The couple was married in Eminence on March 27, 1965.

     

    They have four children, Ernie Dills and James Dills, both of Eminence, Hazel Dills-Torres, LaGrange and Esther Simpson, Pleasureville.

  • Michael and Tina Lucas of Pleasureville, announce the engagement  and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leslie to Alexander Hollon, son of Michele Guerin and Patrick and Melanie Hollon.
    The wedding will take place Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 3 p.m. in Pigeon Forge, Tenn with a reception to follow.

  • When you go grocery shopping, you’ve probably seen some new terms on the labels of your favorite foods.
    Our UK Nutrition Specialist Janet Mullins says that these terms are not meant to cause confusion but can help us make more informed choices about the foods you eat.
    This is a good thing, as concerns among consumers about food origin, safety and quality continue to increase.
    Here is a list of terms found on food labels and their definition as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Food and Drug Administration.

  • By Drane Stephens

    Eminence Apothecary

     

  • On Valentine’s Day we celebrate with hearts and candy, but February is also a reminder to remember your own heart health.  
    Heart month can set the stage for good heart health for life.   Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  
    Heart problems account for one in every four deaths.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is making a national effort to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the United States.