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  • In the summer of 1979, I began conversations with five men — Robert Moore, Andrew Johnson, Edward Mitchell, Douglas Payton and Ben Coomes — that would ultimately lead to my serving for more than 38 years as pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church.
    The years I’ve spent in this community and with Eminence Baptist Church have blessed me and shaped me more than I have blessed or shaped the community.
    I cherish this marvelous relationship which came to an end on April 8, 2018.
    One does not spend 38-plus years with one church merely because one wants to do so.

  • Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. recently announced that Jennifer Rieffer has been promoted to general manager for WDKY, a FOX affiliate in Lexington, according to a news release.
    An Eminence High School Class of 1991 graduate, Rieffer, formerly Frazier, has recently been named the general manager at Fox 56. She is the daughter of current and lifelong Eminence residents Harold and Marilyn Frazier. She succeeds Ronna Corrente, who left for a position as vice-president and general manager in Baton Rouge.

  • Kentucky State University’s Land Grant Program will open the doors of its Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC) to the public for an exciting community event, according to a news release. It will host an open house event on Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the over 300-acre property in Henry County.
    Families and community members are invited to join the university representatives for guided wildflower walks — departing at 1:30 and 3:15 — as well as fishing, hiking and exploring the picturesque outdoors.

  • Judy Lyons submitted this photo of a family reunion in Hilton Head, S.C., of her extended family, which has deep roots in Henry County. John Reuben (1856 -1918) and Annie Elizabeth Hudson (1862-1946) were life-long members of the church and Point Pleasant Community in Henry County, as were their children Lindsay Hudson and Bessie Hudson Yount, she explained. They made their living by farming.

  • Based on the most recent science, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released at the beginning of 2016. Before you say, “here we go again,” let’s take a closer look.
    The guidelines may sound familiar, but there are some differences from years past.
    Overall guidelines For the most part, these guidelines don’t advise you about how much to eat of different foods, such as vegetables or meat.
    Instead, they focus on helping you fit healthy eating into their own unique lifestyle.

  • TNT Auction Services owner Tommy Tingle cuts the ribbon in front of the new business. Friends, family, Henry Count Chamber of Commerce officials and the Campbellsburg mayor were on hand to celebrate. Tingle will operate out of the former Brewer Home and Farm Supply on Main Street, where he spent a lot of time when he accompanied his father there. For more information about TNT, call (502) 379-1490 or go to its Facebook page.

  • Gov. Matt Bevin recently joined the Kentucky State Police to announce the launch of the Angel Initiative, according to a news release. The Angel Initiative encourages individuals suffering with a substance use disorder to visit a local KSP post for assistance with treatment.
    The program encourages individuals seeking addiction treatment to visit a KSP post, where he or she will be paired with a local officer who will assist with locating an appropriate treatment program.

  • Youth Strong organizers have scheduled a meeting March 27 at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg about how people can get involved in an in-school mentoring program.
    The mentoring program gives students extra guidance with the goal of helping them to reach their potential, discover their strengths and become successful, organizers say.
    Student mentoring will be supported hrough a grant received by the 12th Judicial District in Henry, Oldham and Trimble county schools.

  • Camryn McManis earned the 4-H Gold achievement award after competing with program members across the state. She is the first and only Henry County student to earn the honor since the program began a decade ago.
    As a gold recipient, McManis is eligible for the next step – the Emerald Award, according to Cathy Toole, Henry County 4-H Extension agent.
    The win surprised McManis. “I felt honored when I received gold. I never in a million years thought I would get it.”

  • Easter is just around the corner.
    Did you know that Easter is on April Fool’s Day this year?
    It is quite the appropriate day for Easter!
    On what we now call Good Friday, those who opposed Jesus managed to silence him for good.
    They nailed him to a cross and let him die.
    A bystander took his body and buried it.
    The deed was done.
    The Man was dead, and his disciples were hiding in silence.
    Then came Sunday, and the silence was shattered.
    The tomb in which Jesus had been buried was empty.

  • When Miranda Douthitt began working with the Kentucky Youth Career Center, she showed her commitment to a fresh start by moving to Eminence.
    This made it easy to get to her eight-week-long internship with Holly Kinderman at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce.
    Douthitt and Kinderman have Renee Walters at the KYCC office to thank for getting them together as part of the suite of services the agency provides to young people who are entering the workforce, Kinderman said.

  • Volunteers gathered Saturday at the Relay For Life kick-off benefiting cancer research held at the Henry County Fairground’s 4-H building.
    Relay chair Chesi Woods, flanked by her mother, Kim Jewell, husband Vincent and their kids, explained why research counts then introduced speaker, attorney and cancer survivor Virginia Lee “Jenny” Harrod.

  • Older adults are often burdened with a variety of health conditions, sometimes coupled with loneliness, anxiety and depression, according to a news release. A strategy to engage primary care practitioners in meeting behavioral health needs of older adults is at the heart of a new federal grant awarded to the University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging (ISHOA).

  • With tax season in full swing, Attorney General Andy Beshear and AARP Kentucky issued a scam alert to help Kentucky families protect their tax returns from being stolen by scammers, according to a news release.
    Beshear and AARP officials said tax identity fraud occurs when someone uses your Social Security number to file a tax return in your name, before you file in order to steal your refund.
    Tax-related scams, including identity fraud are reported in Kentucky, with more than 120 reports made to the Office of the Attorney General last year, representing families in 43 counties.

  • After completing sophomore-level education, Zach Castillo was out of school for two years before Henry County Judge Executive John Brent referred him to the Kentucky Youth Career Center (KYCC), according to a news release. There, he worked with staff members to set and achieve personal and professional goals.
    Castillo now attends Job Corps, which is the largest free residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16 to 24.
    At Job Corps, Castillo is working toward earning his high school diploma and CDL certification.

  • Students and Friends of the Library pitched in on projects during the first annual Make a Difference Day, Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Henry County Public Library.
    Volunteers made greeting cards for a nursing home, toys for an animal shelter, cookies for first responders, bookmarks for the bookmobile and toiletries for a women and children’s shelter.
    Henry County High School seniors Gabe Adams, 18, and Emma Topp, 17, wanted to give back to the community. “The library has always been here for me, so I want to give back,” Adams said.

  • After a potentially life threatening bout with her Crohn’s disease and septic shock in 2016, Lyndi Carnal pulled through with a heart to help others.
    Mother Tiffany also found a cause to work on, after fearing the doctors relied far too much on addictive medications in her daughter’s treatment. Tiffany went on a crusade to promote natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals.
    Doctors diagnosed Lyndi with Crohn’s at 14. She faced numerous hospitalizations due to complications from the autoimmune disease. At 17, Lyndi was gravely ill in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital during December 2016.

  • It’s not easy being a Wildcat fan when you live in the Music City — especially when you work for another SEC school.
    No matter what, Rachel Sims, an alumna of the communication sciences and disorders graduate program in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, will always bleed blue, according to a University of Kentucky News profile of the Wildcat alumna.
    Originally from Eminence, Sims now lives in Nashville, where she works for Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a speech language pathologist (SLP).