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  • 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.

  • The Henry County Public Library recently announced that library staff members Natalie Jeffries and Leslie McBride have completed the Public Library Institute (PLI). The Institute is offered yearly through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.
    PLI is an intensive two-week library science experience. During the Institute public library training was conducted and included hands-on and role-play activities. Topics such as customer service, library marketing, youth and adult services, cataloging, collection development and technology were covered.

  • Scott and Dianne (Woods) Adams will celebrate their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary on Oct. 15. They married on October 15, 1966, in Jamestown,Tenn.
    Scott Adams retired from Arkema in Carrollton and Dianne Adams is retired and a homemaker.
    The couple have five children, Billy Adams, Campbellsburg, Terry Adams, St. Louis Mo., Kenny Davenport, Shelbyville, Betty Rodgers, La Grange and the late Mary Ann Herrell.

  • By Michael Duncan

    Pastor, Eminence Baptist Church

  • Editor’s note: These recollections were written by Lori Wilson as told by her husband Henry County native Mark Wilson.

  • The week of Sept. 11 through 16 was National Assisted Living Week, and residents at Twin Oaks Assisted Living in New Castle held daily activities in alignment with the theme of “Staying Connected.”
    Monday was Art Day at Twin Oaks. Local artist Sharon Silvers provided an art class to help residents get connected with their artistic sides. The halls were also decorated with examples of photography.
    Tuesday was Health Day and a guest speaker from Kindred Home Health lead a discussion on basic health problems.

  • The 1956 graduate class of Pleasureville High School held their 60th reunion Saturday, June 18, at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. Present were, front row, from left: Billie Quisenberry Morgan, Aline Raisor Baugh and Ruby Fink Willhite; and back row: Margie Hoskins Wade, Wanda and Marlyn Browning, Gerald Spear, Kathleen Roberts, Jimmy Hall, Vaden Hardin, Alva Robinson and Paul McKee.

  • Campbellsburg Mayor Rex Morgan named Rev. Carl and Joann Rucker as Campbellsburg Day’s grand marshals for the community celebration June 18. To further recognize them, Morgan also presented the Ruckers with this plaque, saying he wanted to honor them for their   many years of contributions and service to the city and surrounding community.

  • Darrell and Linda Aldridge of Bagdad, owners of All the Way Shoppe catering, were married on June 30, 1966.
    They are the parents of Tony Aldridge (Meghan) of Bagdad, Keith Aldridge (Sheila) of Melbourne, Fla., Brian Aldridge (Sara) of Simpsonville; grandparents of Dara Barker (Josh) of Piedmont, S.C., Abbey Aldridge, Cooper Aldridge, Ethan Aldridge, Ellen Aldridge, Autumn Aldridge, Arron Aldridge, Alex Aldridge; great-grandparents of Tristan Rowlette and Jackson Barker.

  • James Beverly and Candice Brown recently announced their engagement and plans to be married in Crestwood this fall.
    James Beverly is the son of Wesley Sr. and Karen Beverly of Port Royal, a 12-year member of the Campbellsburg Volunteer Fire and Rescue and a graduate of Henry County High School.
    Candice Brown is the daughter of Gregory Sr. and Carolynn Brown of La Grange. She is an Army Reserve veteran and is studying for a bachelors degree in business management. She graduated from Oldham County High School.

  • On occasion, I find myself wishing I could turn back the clock.
    Actually, turning back the clock is not what I want to do.
    I want to roll back the calendar until we reach the mid-1950s.
    Ah, those were the days. I was a kid and was not held responsible for adult matters.
    It was a simpler time — simpler because someone else was in charge, including in charge of me.
    There is something else inviting about the mid-1950s.