• One of the blessings I’ve been privileged to have is that of owning, or being owned by, pets. Donna and I have had three—one at a time. All have passed from us but remain in our hearts. Here is the story of one of them.

  • William E. and Lois J. Edens Suter will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at their home in New Castle on Thursday, November 5, 2015. They were married at Judge Herrington’s home in Eminence on November 5, 1955. They have seven children, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

  • I’m better than you are. See you on the way to the top. Yeah, and I will wave at you on your way down.
    From preschool on, it seems almost everyone is trying to outdo everyone else.
    Who will be top of the class?
    Who will become the MVP for the game, the season?
    Who will take top honors at graduation? Who gets the most scholarship money?
    Who lands the best job out of college? Who becomes the CEO?
    Who dies with the most toys?
    Some will argue that the ones who come out on top are those with the most ambition.

  • During my childhood years, I learned the most important and basic skills a guy needs to survive in this world.
    I learned how to take care of myself and to share responsibilities for the home I shared with my parents and my sister Carolyn.
    Some of those skills were taught; others were learned from observation.
    I learned to hang up my wash cloth and towel and to rinse out the bathtub.

  • Meet six-year-old Jimmy.  He likes to climb all over furniture, run around and often speaks out of turn.  
    His mom reports that she is worn out because Jimmy just won’t mind.  
    His teacher says that Jimmy doesn’t pay attention in class and won’t finish his assignments.  
    Is he just a stubborn six-year-old boy with lots of energy or does he have a true disorder that needs medical treatment?  

  • Elias Jay-Landon Griffon Downey was crowned the 2015 Little Mr. Eminence Day, according to Michele Thompson.

  • Lois James will celebrate her 90th birthday on Aug, 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Campbellsburg Baptist Church.The family requests no gifts, just your presence and memories.

  • Edmond and Ruth Rockwell


  • “You just need to try harder!”
    Has anyone ever said that to you?
    It doesn’t always work. I would have loved being one of those guys who played basketball, baseball and football.
    Actually, I did . . . in backyards and driveways.
    When it came to playing on our school teams, I lacked the coordination to play basketball or baseball.
    All the “try-harder” I could muster was not enough.

  • Air Force Airman Travis J. Bell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
    Bell is the son of Joseph and Tonia Bell of Eminence and a 2015 graduate of Eminence High School.

  • 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.