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  • Sammie and Sarah Rison II of Campbellsburg announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Elizabeth Rison, born Oct. 10, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. She weighed 9 pounds, 14.3 ounces, and was 21 ½ inches long.

    She has two siblings, Tyler and Phylisity.

    Grandparents are Bill and Brenda Cox, Port Royal; Steven Lyons, Shelbyville; Sammie and Violet Rison; and the late Mary Etta Rison.

    Great-grandparents are Doug and Louise Butts; Shirley Lyons; and Gene Woosley.

  • Two weeks ago, I put the question To Coupon or Not to Coupon to you. Hopefully, that got your attention. This week, I’m going to take that further.

    The average family that coupons as I teach them how saves roughly $450 a month. That comes to $5,400 a year.

    Imagine what you could do with that money — put it toward your mortgage, pay down your bills, help pay for your child’s education, fund your retirement … The possibilities are endless.

  • Kevin and Cassie Tingle of Sulphur announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Rae Tingle, born Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Suburban Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Billy Dick and Robbie Jaehnigen, Sulphur; Patricia Hernandez, Eminence; Larry and Shelia Tingle, Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Paul and Vivian Dabkowski, Pendleton; Bobby and Ruth Earl Harrod, New Castle; Elnora McAllister, Eminence; Peggy Tingle, Eminence.

  • Monday night, they gathered at a leisurely pace at Harry Hill Park; men and women of various ages and various athletic abilities.

    Once the teams were assembled, they took the small baseball field, in turns, to boot a soft-ish rubber ball as hard as they could.

    With rules similar to adult co-ed softball, two teams kicked it out for five innings before Odds & Ends was declared the winner with 12 runs to Campbellsburg Baptist Church’s zero.

    The teams were gatherd as part of a small, but enthusiastic group of adult kickball players.

  • The Henry County Biggest Loser Contest has come to an end for 2011.  We thank everyone, North Central District Health Department, Henry County Extension Office, Henry Christian Church, and the contestants for participating in the contest. 

    Remember to continue to strive for the healthy lifestyle to make a difference in our community.  

    A total of 610.8 lbs were lost in our community.  Henry County, give yourself a pat on the back.

    1st place team

  • It is still a few weeks away but the Henry County Homemaker Organization would like to invite you to attend the 19th annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Henry County 4-H/Fairgrounds Building. We will have about 30 booths that will be just chock full of arts, crafts, goodies, and gifts for those holiday shopping lists. The senior citizens from Tri-County Community Action will be serving lunch throughout the day.

  • When Roddy Nolin was 18, his dad, Russell, a long-time bus driver for Henry County Public Schools, taught him how to drive a bus – in their driveway.

    A year after graduation, he was hired as a substitute driver for his dad’s route. Eventually, he was asked to drive a route for a woman driver who was in the hospital.

    Weeks passed by, and when the other driver still hadn’t returned to her route, then-Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Roy Winchester told Nolin to “drive it until you hear something.”

  • Allow me to introduce myself, if you will. My name is Darby Dugan, a.k.a. The Coupon Goddess, a moniker bestowed upon me by one of my friends after seeing the many postings that I put on Facebook of my coupon savings.

  • Kentucky farm women can get together to compare notes, listen to nationally prominent speakers, and enjoy a delicious Kentucky Proud meal at the 12th annual Kentucky Women in Agriculture Conference Oct. 26-28 at the Crowne Plaza-Campbell House in Lexington.

  • The Angus MacLean Tree Farm in Oldham County will be the site of this year’s Tree Farmer of the Year Field Day. The farm has been under active woodland management for more than 50 years, and the MacLean family has managed it to promote high-quality timber and wildlife habitat.

  • Oct. 19, 1951

    Former Henry boy killed in Korea in September

    Howard J. Mathis Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Mathis, was killed in action in Korea in September, according to a letter to the parents. He graduated from Campbellsburg High School where he played basketball for two years. He was born and reared in Henry County. He was registered and left from Henry County on Feb. 6, 1951. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Campellsburg Lodge of Masons.

    Mr. and Mrs. Mathis have received the following letter from his Commanding Officer

  • 200 Years Ago

    William Pemberton filed a claim for $1.50 with the Henry County Court for guarding William Carty and Jerry Sullivan while they were on trial.

    Sheriff John Dodd of Henry County paid Isaac Pendleton $6 for his services as patroller.

    W. Webb inspected and adjusted the weights and scales at the Westport Warehouse as per order of the County Court.

  • The MyPlate icon, with a plate, fork and drinking glass, simplifies the message for healthy eating. The plate is divided into four unequal sections — vegetables and fruits fill the left half, and grains and protein fill the right. The glass represents dairy products. The straightforward visual makes the recommendations for eating different food groups clear.

  • The Cooperative Extension Service is planning to offer a ‘Beginning Farmer Program’ soon.  Many details are yet to be determined, although we do expect there to be as many as 12 different sessions including both classroom lectures and field trip visits. The Department of Agriculture Economics at UK will be involved in the final program, tailored to fit the type of agriculture in the region, and the composition of the class.

  • The Kentucky State 4-H Shoot was held Sept. 17-18. Henry County was well represented throughout the event with the following shooting sports members attending:  Jacob Yount, Jordan Campbell, Connor Toole, Todd Adams, James Pollard, Justin Yount, Jared Yount, Colt McGuire, Michael Murphy, Blake Jones, Devin Hagan, Clayton Perry, Jacob Wilson, Logan Yount, Jayson Murphy, Dylan Rankin and Gavin Robinson.

  • Mark your calendar today—the next statewide 2nd Sunday is Oct. 9. 2nd Sunday is designed to get individuals, families and children moving and engaged in activity—whether they bike, walk, run, play or participate in fun and healthy activities.

    The idea for Kentucky’s focus on movement was inspired by a similar, popular event in Bogota, Columbia, where officials close more than 70 miles of roads to vehicles, opening them to local residents for exercise every Sunday.

  • The Henry County Extension Service and the Henry County Cattleman’s Association would like to invite you to the Regional Beef Field Day on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Taylor Cattle Farm at 7980 Hanna Road in Shelby County. 

    Registration will begin at 4 p.m., with farm tours starting about 5 p.m. 

    Topics and presentations will include limit feeding options, the Pfizer 50K program, carcass ultrasounding, and Marketing Options, as well as the History and an Overview of the Taylor Cattle Farm.

  • There are many opportunities for youth ages nine to 19 to develop new skills right after school.  The activities are held at the Henry County Cooperative Extension service from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  All of these activities are free!

  • Meet 6-year-old Jimmy. He likes to climb all over furniture, run around and often speaks out of turn. His mom reports that she is worn out because Jimmy just won’t mind. His teacher says that Jimmy doesn’t pay attention in class and won’t finish his assignments. Is he just a stubborn six-year-old boy with lots of energy or does he have a true disorder that needs medical treatment?

  • When word got out at Eminence High School that biology and chemistry teacher Dawn Welch had been diagnosed this summer with breast cancer, members of the volleyball team decided they wanted to do something to show their support.

    During tomorrow’s home volleyball game against arch-rival Henry County High School, the team is hosting a “Pink Out,” decorating the gymnasium in pink and encouraging everyone who attends to join them in wearing pink – the color associated with the fight against breast cancer.