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  • 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.

  • Chris and Kelly Satterly of Drennon Springs announce the birth of their son, Chakotay Vernon Satterly, born Monday, March 25, 2013, at Norton Suburban Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Tim and Melinda Sharp, and Vernon and Carolyn Sharp, all of Drennon Springs.

  • Quentin Ray Suter announces the birth of his brother, Waylon Van Suter, born March 12, 2013 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. He  weighed 7 pounds 8 ½ ounces and was 20 ½ inches long.

    Parents are Jeremy and Kassie Suter of Port Royal.

    Grandparents are Wendell and Kathy Hawkins of Port Royal, Mike and Bonnie Suter, Westport; Wayne and Donna Beckley, Pleasureville.

    Great-grandparents are Charlie Frazier, Carrollton; Garnett and Esther Suter, Lexington; and Bobby and Sue Kelley, Smithfield.
     

  • Greg and Sonya Kelley  of Eminence announce the marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Lynn Kelley to Matthew Alan Ridge, son of Dale and Susan Ridge, Louisville. The couple was united in marriage at 3 p.m. March 16, 2013, at Grace Baptist Church of La Grange by Pastor Dave Woosley.

    The couple had a winter wonderland wedding with red roses and trees of snow that surrounded the church. The bride wore a long white dress and veil with a diamond tiara. The groom wore an all white tuxedo with a red tie.

  • Amanda Lauren Rene Seaton and Michael Keith Watts were united in marriage at 3 p.m. March 23, 2012 in the chapel at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

    The bride is the daughter of Carl and Sharon Seaton, Hillsboro, Ore.  She is the granddaughter  of Dorothy Ashley, Owensboro and Barbara Riley Cisney, Louisburg. Her Godmother is Mona Santiago, Las Vegas, Nev.

  • Gene and Frances Ann Bennett of New Castle celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on March 14, 2013. Gene is the son of the late Mack and Ailene Bennett and Frances Ann is the daughter of the late John and Lucille Willoughby.
    Gene and Frances Ann have three daughters and four grandsons.
     

  • Nolan Payton, son of Todd Payton and Jennifer Thomas, both of Eminence, celebrated his first birthday with family and friends on Friday, March 1, 2013.
    Grandparents are Debbie Thomas, Pleasureville, and Betty Mae Evans, New Castle.
    Great grandparents are Maurice Payton and the late Minnie Payton.

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    200 Years Ago

    On March 1, 1813, George Scott was appointed guardian of Robert Tucker, Jacob Tucker and John Tucker, infant heirs of John Tucker (deceased) by the County Court.   Mr. Scott was required by law to post a bond of $500 to assure the Court that he would faithfully maintain the obligations of guardianship.  James Tucker and Thomas Tingle signed Mr. Scott’s bond as his surety.

     

    175 Years Ago

  • 200 Years Ago

    John Jones, Clerk of the Henry County Court, was allowed $2.37 for apprehending John Montgomery on a charge of felony and summoning three witnesses in behalf of the Commonwealth.

    At the February term of the County Court, Edmund Searcy was appointed to check the weights and scales at Sullinger’s Warehouse.

  • There are many gifts that we give to our families throughout our lives – time, love, money, attention; the list goes on and on.  One of the most valuable gifts we can give our families is to have a living will.
    I remember when my grandparents had failing health, and my family was caring for them.  They had living wills and had taken the time to let each of us know how they wanted to spend the final weeks and days of their lives.

  • Submitted by Josh Martin

    Former Major League Baseball player, Sam Ewing, once said that, “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” And for those of us who have been in the workforce for most of our lives, we know that his assessment is true.

  • 200 Years Ago

    The County Court ordered that William Jones, Deputy Sheriff, be paid $50 as part of his allowance as jailer.  The payment was to be paid out of the 1811 tax collection.

    Rudy Hendrix, Daniel Warble and Peter Kinder reported that they had been to view a possible route for building a road from Fore(e)’s Ferry on the Ohio River to New Castle.  They reported that a road cannot be built because of “a very steep hill” on the planned route.  

    175 Years Ago

  • Moses Winchell got his first deer recently. We felt the 8-year-old summed up the story quite nicely.
    “Hi my name is Moses Winchell. I am 8 years old.  I got a 10 point buck  with a 243. It was a huge buck!  I got it in rut. We had been in the blind for about 1 hour. Then my Uncle taps me, I look up, I see the buck! And then I shoot. Then he takes off. And then he drops.
    “The end.”

  • Editor’s note: The following was written by the author in response to a question from his grandson, Colby

     

    By Anthony T. Ellis

    Colby, to answer your question, how did I join the Navy? I received a NROTC scholarship from high school. There were 2,500 of us selected nationwide from 35,000 applicants. The idea was to supplement the officer graduates from the Naval Academy since the academy wasn’t producing enough officers to man the fleet.

    We were given regular commissions vs. reserve commissions.

  • 200 Years Ago

    On a motion by Hezekiah Fore, at the December term of County Court, it was ordered that Gavin Adams, Rhody Hendricks, Daniel Warble and Peter Kinder, or any three of them, being first duly sworn to view and mark a road to run from Fore’s (Foree’s) Ferry on the Ohio River to the town of New Castle. After examining the way chosen fairly and impartially they were to report their findings to the court.

  • Kentucky State Police are conducting the third annual Cram the Cruiser food drive for needy families in the area. The drive runs until Dec. 14. Non perishable food items may be brought to any KSP post location. In 2011, the campaign netted 50,931 pounds of food statewide.

  • Kelcey Stivers placed in the top 10 state finalists out of 120 girls at the pageant this summer.
    The National Pageant conducted in Anaheim, Calif., at Disneyland during Thanksgiving week. She represented Texas and had the opportunity to win her share of over $500,000 in cash and prizes.

  • 200 Years Ago

    At the November term of the Henry County Court, Daniel Farley, Justice of the Peace, reported that

    he had received the following fines for breach of peace; Adam Cocandofer - $3,  Nelson Wright - $3, Foster Hensley - $2; and William Rice - $2.  He paid the total amount to the court.

    John Stubbins presented the Court with a claim of $5 for keeping the stray pen for one year.  The claim was paid by the court on Nov. 2, 1812.