• The Affordable Care Act is in fact a far reaching program that will impact us all and it is starting with the 2014/2015 tax filing season.
    The Affordable Care Act was passed with the goal of extending quality health insurance coverage to more Americans.  Beginning in 2014, the federal government, state governments, insurers, employers and individuals share the responsibility for health insurance coverage.  

  • The Disease by the Numbers

    Do you pay attention to health news? If so, you may know that the diabetes epidemic is enormous. But there could be a surprise or two for you in the numbers below.
    Nearly 1 in 10
     That’s how many people have diabetes in the United States.
    5.4 percent
    Fortunately, the number of new diabetes cases fell an average of 5.4 percent between 2008 and 2012.
    Researchers think some of this success is due to overall declines in obesity rates.
    Double trouble

  • Many of us make going to the doctor a priority, but what about the dentist?  
    Good oral hygiene can prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease.  
    Good oral health can also help you prevent an array of health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and preterm labor.  
    Your mouth is a window into the rest of your body.  Normally your mouth has lots of bacteria and good oral care such as brushing and flossing can keep these bacteria under control.  

  • While visiting family over the holidays from Pittsburgh, Rose Benedict wanted to remember their reunion by taking two five-generations photos with her father and mother. In one, her father John W. Ellis joins Benedict, Benita M. Netherton, Destiney M. Cook and Tymprynce M. Neal, going oldest to youngest from the right. In the second, Benedict’s mother, Arlis M. Ellis, steps in. The Ellises live in Campbellsburg. The family got together at the Best Western in La Grange Dec. 24.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Thomas Biven of Cox’s Creek, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24, 2014. They were married on Nov. 24, 1964 in Jeffersonville, Ind.
    Mr. Biven retired from Jeff Boat in Jeffersonville, Ind. in 2007. Mrs. Biven, the former Jessie Grace Smith from Henry and Shelby Counties, was a homemaker.
    They have two daughters, Kim Nalley, Bardstown and Robin Casey, Cox’s Creek; three grandsons; a granddaughter; two step-granddaughters; a great-grandson, a step-great-grandson and three step-great-granddaughters.

  • By Eleanor Jones Sharp

    Once Dr. Tom Jerry Smith told me, “Keep on writing!” He knew I was excited to write about bits and pieces about Drennon Springs.
    When some teenagers at Drennon Springs decided how fun time begins, we chose to have some hilarious fun. It was snowing, in all probability about three inches had fallen. It was enough to go sleigh riding.
    We were ready to go for a gigantic one-horse, or rather one-mule, sleigh ride on a two-horse sled we had.


    Bonnie and Wayne Ethington were married January 2, 1965, in Campbellsburg by the Reverend Harry Fegan, pastor of the Campbellsburg Methodist Church.



    As Mother Nature continues to give us more snow and ice there will be plenty of opportunity for falls.  


    According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 75 percent of people older than 65 have more than one chronic health problem. So, at this stage of life, it’s common to take many different drugs. 


    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.”


    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.