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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.

  • 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.