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  • 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.

  • Devon and Angie Ellis will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Nov. 17, 2012. They were married in Louisville on Nov. 17, 1962.
    Devon was born and raised in Henry County. He is a U.S. Army veteran and son of Jaybird and Viola Ellis.
    Angie was born and raised in Louisville. Her parents are Edwin and Helen Johnson.
    The couple has three children, daughter, Evon and two sons, Devon Jr., and Wiliam Dale. 
    Devon and Angie Ellis live in Valley Station. They also have six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
     

  • When your child thinks about the doctor’s office he probably has memories of shots, swabs for strep throat, or being given yucky tasting medications. 

    While those tasks are necessary to keep children healthy, pediatricians also strive to focus on keeping the whole child healthy.  This includes encouraging language development and promoting childhood literacy. 

  • On Sept. 28, Henry County competed against Bullitt and Shelby Counties in the Tri-County Walk Against Diabetes. Dallas Milliner, a member of the KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition and the Henry County Group receives the trophy from Barbara Gordon, Director of Social Services for KIPDA.  The Henry County Community came in full force with 121 walkers and 784,591 steps to win the challenge between Henry, Shelby and Bullitt Counties.  This will be an annual event to promote awareness of the need for activity for all citizens, but especially those who live with diabetes.

  • From the Kentucky Health News Network

    From the food we eat to the products we use, there are a lot of misconceptions about what may increase the risk of developing breast cancer. There are known factors, like genetics, that are well documented. But what about lifestyle issues like having a nightly cocktail or using deodorant?

  • 200 Years Ago

    On Oct. 3, 1812, Jesse Moreland delivered the head of one wolf above the age of six months to Deputy Sheriff W. Webb for payment of bounty.  Amount of bounty not noted.

    Levi Scott posted a marriage bond for 50 pounds on Sept. 29, 1812, and secured a license to marry Letticia Shelton, daughter of George Shelton.  They were married on Oct. 1, 1812, by Thomas Vandever, Minister of the Gospel.

    175 Years Ago

    Henry Sudduth was allowed $6 by the county court for constructing a coffin for William Argo, an indigent person.

  • Gayle and Jane Mann will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 25. They were united in marriage on August 25, 1962 in Milltown, Indiana.

    The couple moved to Henry County in 1966 when i-71 was being built. Gayle was a construction worker. He retired from the Henry County Road Department.  He also served 30+ years  on New Castle Fire Department and as an EMT on volunteer ambulance service. He operated the Welding Shop with partner Roger Golden before going to work for the county.

  • Second Wind Dreams Project-Sewing for Seniors:  Edith Tennill, a member of the Second Wind Dreams Committee organized a sewing workday at the New Castle United Methodist Church this past Saturday to make a special fabric bib for residents at Homestead Nursing Center.  There were volunteers from the Smithfield Christian Church, the New Castle Baptist Church, the Simpsonville United Methodist Church, the Pleasureville United Methodist Church and of course the New Castle United Methodist Church working on the project from 10:00 until 2:00 and they completed about 60 bibs.

  •    
    By Sandy Powell

    Henry County     Public Schools
    When school begins in August, students at Henry County High School who dream of a career in the medical field will have a golden opportunity to enroll in the Health Science Program--a stepping stone to many careers in the health care industry.

  • Submitted by
    Bruce Owens
    Director Henry County Emergency Management Agency
    Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.
    Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.

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    When Mona Huff began her weight-loss journey, she started with adjusting her diet.

    But diet only got her so far. She realized she had to do more.

    “I realized how important walking was to my own personal health,” she said. “As I started losing weight, I got to a certain level, and got my blood sugar to a certain level, but it wouldn’t get any better.”

    So she started researching what she could do to get her blood sugar to more healthy levels.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Randy S. Tingle of Campbellsburg celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 15, 2012. Randy and Sherian were married at Sulphur Baptist Church in 1962. They have three children: Tina (David) Smith, Tracy (Hershel) Pennington and Troy (Danyel) Tingle. They also have eight grandchildren.