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  • 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.

  • By Deanna Fields

    Submitted by the Henry County CARE Team

  • One student from Henry County was among the 1,400 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Aug. 13 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.
    Christina Lyons, 1403 Radcliff Road, Smithfield, graduated with an MSN in primary-care nursing.

  • Pictured above are the Eastern Elementary School August students of the month. Back row, left to right: Ana Lopez, Mason McGuire, Ray Trippett, Isabella Bramblett, Isaac Logsdon, and Caylie Stone. Front row, left to right: Griffin Bom, Jenah Peyton, Lizzy Hansen, Kelli Booth, Madison Wilson, and Hannah Head.

  • Hay availability in Henry County and Kentucky may be short this winter because of weather events—last year’s drought, this year’s early record rainfall, and this year’s summer drought—both hay quality and yield are down.  Some effort at conservation and planning will help make hay last longer through the winter.

    Store hay inside a barn or other structure where it will remain dry.  Hay testing is the first step to knowing how much will be necessary to meet the nutritional needs of the animals to be fed, from horses to cattle to goats.

  • Submitted by Sue Barnett
    There is a song with lyrics that say, “If I can make someone happy as I travel on, then my life would not be in vain.”
    That is what Second Wind Dreams is all about. Our goal has been in the past to grant wishes and dreams to the residents at Homestead Nursing Home in New Castle. We’ve made their lives happier in many ways. Our dreams that have been granted in 2011 are:
    1. A Valentine party with music and decorations by the New Castle United Methodist women.

  • Submitted by Allie Hazelwood