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  • By Jennifer Grove

  • Sports these days have become a year-round endeavor.  
    There is more and more pressure for our children to be the best.  This often means starting organized sports at the age of three or younger and a push to “specialize” or choose a single sport at a young age.  
    As a pediatrician I get a variety of questions from parents on the best way to help children master skills, build strength and prevent injuries in sports. This discussion often leads to the question “When can my child start lifting weights?”

  • The Henry Central Class of 1955 celebrated their 60th reunion together at Our Best Restaurant on Saturday, June 27.   Those present included, from left, back row, W. T Bennett, James Foster, Gene Garrett, David Jones, Lewis Jones, C. M. Browning and John Owen Adams; and, front, teacher Jane Thurman, Patsy Sevier and June Smith.

  • When we were children, my sister Carolyn and I played church. She led the singing and I preached.
    During the preaching, she would be the congregation.
    At the end of most sermons, she “got saved.” What a successful preacher I was!
    I always wanted to become a spiritual giant — to really be somebody in the world of spirituality.
    Instead, I was born with clay feet. There is much I’ve wanted to do that I have not accomplished.
    There was much I was going to be that I have not become.

  • Roy and Judith Jackson

    Roy and Judith Jackson of Campbellsburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 26, 2015.
    They were married at Bethel Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio and now attend New Castle First Baptist Church in New Castle.
    The couple has farmed for more than 50 years and raise Angus and Sim/Angus cattle on Reality Farms LLC with their son.

  • Pvt. Dylan Wathen, formerly of Henry County, graduated from United States Marine boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, on Friday May 29, 2015. He is currently stationed at Camp Geiger, North Carolina, in Marine Combat Training. His mother is Martha Smith from New Castle.

  • 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