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    Murder and Intrigue come to the Stage at Henry County High School as HCPS Theatre is proud to announce its production of “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie. 

  • James T. and Eileen M. Prewitt, Shelbyville, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.  A renewal of vows followed by a reception in their honor will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Pillars Assisted Living Community of the Masonic Home of Shelbyville in Shelbyville.
    The couple was married at the historic Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg, West Virginia on November 4, 1944.  They have one son, Charles, married to Patricia Trumbo Prewitt, and two grand-daughters, Lee and Elizabeth.

  • Joe Durbin, director of the Henry County Help Center, presented the Volunteer of the Quarter Award to Debra Fisher (center) recently, as Rev. Jean Hawxhurst, the Frankfort district superintendent for the Methodist churches, looks on.

  • Berea Christian Church Disciples of Christ Pastor Barbara Minton said the church’s 175th anniversary held Oct. 19 was a big success. “Good food, good conversation, good weather — what more could we ask for?” she said.  “We gathered for the various events with former members, former pastors, as well as friends and pastors from other congregations.  Several came from quite a distance and others from the immediate community.  In short, we experienced a blessed time in our little congregation.”

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    As I look back on my years with the Chamber, I am always amazed at the changes that have taken place.  

    One of the best happenings is the new community center in downtown Campbellsburg.  

  • Michael Duncan

    Pastor, Eminence Baptist Church

    “You sure do have a lot of doubts for a man who is supposed to be a preacher.”

    I never knew if the man who said that was upset with me, surprised, or trying to give me a nudge toward not pursuing ministry. Perhaps he was trying to do all three.

    It was in 1974, and I was preaching a revival near Hardinsburg, Kentucky, at a church pastored by one of my seminary friends.

  • In our society there is lot of talk about inequality between men and women, but there is one area in particular where the desparity has increased in record numbers – heart disease. Since 1984, more women than men have died from heart disease each year.

    One in three women die from heart disease, which equates to one woman every minute. Forty-three million women in the United States have cardiovascular problems and 90 percent of us have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.

  • Jennifer Grove

    Bluegrass Drug Company

    The last couple of decades tell a “good news, bad news” story about diabetes. That’s the disease that makes it tough for your body to control blood sugar. Here’s a snapshot:

    In the last 20 years, the number of adults with diabetes has more than tripled. Nearly one in 10 now has the disease. That’s certainly not good news.

  • When Jesus sent his disciples out to share his story, he anticipated their not being welcomed everywhere they went. He told them, “When you enter a town and are not received, go out in the street and say, ‘The only thing we got from you is the dirt on our feet, and we’re giving it back. Did you have any idea that God’s kingdom was right on your doorstep?’ [Speaking to the disciples, Jesus added,] Sodom will have it better on Judgment Day than the town that rejects you’” (Luke 10:10-12, The Message).

  • The child was out of control. He had been running and shouting and climbing over pews since he had walked in the door of the church. He had come with his grandmother; and to her credit, she had tried a time or two to calm him down. It hadn’t worked.

  • The Skidmore family was involved in the first 4-H Club in Henry County. Our father, L. C. Skidmore, Jr., was a member of the first club, started by C. C. Malone, the first County Agent of Henry County, in the mid-1920’s.

    I (Mary Lynn) spent many Sunday mornings with my dad in his latter years and he shared a lot of his memories with me. Many of those fond memories were of his experiences in 4-H and his love of the cattle business.

  • Gary and Marcella Yount, of Cropper, will celebrate their 50th anniversary March 29. Marcella Peyton married Gary Yount in Lockport on March 27, 1964. The have two children: Penny Yount (John Roude) Nutter,- Defoe, Brian Yount- Shelbyville.

    Grandchildren: Katherine Michele Fields, Shelbyville.Tara Nutter, Defoe, John Clinton Nutter, Shelbyville, and Kari Yount, Shelbyville.

    The couple are members of Cropper Baptist church where Gary serves as a deacon. The couple have five great grandchildren: Dillon, Amelia, Jayden, Jaylen, and Jayda.

  • By Hammer Smith

     

    200 Years Ago

    In a will written on Oct. 8, 1813, by Michael Hesler, it is ordered that his estate be disposed in the following manner: Jacob Hesler, his brother, was to receive all of his estate after his debts and accounts were paid. Out of the estate, Jacob Hesler was to pay $0.25 to his brother, John Hesler; $0.25 to his sister, Clorey; $1 and six pence to his brother William; and $1 and six pence to his sister, Betsy. Under the will, Jacob Hesler was to take their father and keep him until his death.

    175 Years Ago

  • 200 Years Ago
    On Aug. 20, 1813, the court ordered the sheriff to arrest Thomas Hankins and hold him safely until the September to satisfy the Commonwealth of the sum of $1.87 recovered in Court against him for prosecuting a summons against him for failing to give in his list of tangible property in 1811.
    175 Years Ago

  • One July 3, 1813, Chestley Vest posted a marriage bond of 50 pounds in order to secure a license to marry Elizabeth (Eliza) Dean, daughter of John Dean.  David Taylor signed as surety on his bond.  The wedding, presided over by the Rev. Thomas Vandever, Minister of the Gospel, was held on July 4, 1813.

    175 Years Ago

  • Eminence Rotary Club inducted two new members on April 22nd, 2013.  Pictured are club President, Melvin Shiltz and member Michael Duncan welcoming new members Jill Fallis, Administrator of Homestead Nursing Center and Doug Schlosnagle, CEO of   United Citizens Bank and Trust Company.  The Eminence Rotary Club has been supporting The Henry County Community since 1928. For more information about our club, look for us on  Facebook.

  • Town and Country Homemaker Club shows well at State Cultural Arts Competition.  Melissa Beatty received a blue and champion in pen and ink with roughing. Yvonne Clark received a blue for her pen and ink,  a blue on her beaded jewelry, a blue on her original design jewelry, and a blue on her decorative painting. And Ruth Earl Harrod received a blue on her knitting and a blue and champion on her beaded scarf.

  • 200 Years Ago

    After being appointed guardian of Mitchell Young, infant heir of Robert Young, deceased, on May 3, 1813, John Woodfill and his sureties, Andrew Woodfill and Henry Banta, posted a $300 bond.  By posting the bond John Woodfill stated that he would faithfully discharge his duties as guardian of young Mitchell.

  • If you take the average American and ask them if they take prescription medications almost half will answer yes. 

    This shouldn’t come as a surprise given the fact that the media is flooded with pharmaceutical commercials on television, in magazines, and online.  Take a look in your medicine cabinet, kitchen cabinet, even the bottom of your purse – odds are you will find some type of pill.  Centers for Disease Control data published in 2010 highlighted increasing trends of prescription use in the United States.