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  • By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
    Here once the embattled farmers stood,
    And fired the shot heard round the world.

    The shot heard round the world was fired at the battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson penned the words above commemorating the beginning of our Revolutionary War.

  • Eugene and Katie Mahoney will celebrate their 60-year anniversary on Dec. 22. They were married on Dec. 22, 1956. They have three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Ray and Martha Nelson of Campbellsburg will celebrate their 50-year wedding anniversary on Dec. 14, 2016.

  • Christmas is just around the corner. Families and friends are planning for that perfect celebration as is so often portrayed in advertisements and in those beautiful cards we send and receive.
    There are Christmases that turn out that way. In our memory banks, we all have one or more of those perfect Christmases when it all came together.
    The problem is that Christmases are not always all we hope for them to be.
    There are those Christmases that fail to live up to our hopes.
    Someone who could have been present chose not to be.

  • KRISTEN LOWRY/SPECIAL TO THE LOCAL

    Wendell Berry signs a copy of one of his books for Tammie Lanham, pastor of Point Pleasant Christian Church in Henry County at the Berry Center’s open house Saturday. Other activities at the open house included a reception for Harlan Hubbard’s exhibition and a wood block print-making demonstration by Bill Caddell.

  • 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.