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  • Pictured are four generations of the Hackett family, William David Bruther, Christopher Matthew Bruther, Joy Denise Hackett James and Billy Gentry Hackett.

  • At the end of the school year, third grade students at Eminence Elementary were given a cabbage plant seedling. Students could plant the seedlings and track growth over the summer. Holden Hedges took the challenge. Along the way, he completed a weekly log to record watering and checked for any bugs. He grew a nine-pound cabbage plant! Holden has been entered as the class winner and is now in a drawing for a scholarship. The program was sponsored by Bonnie Plants.

  • Leon and Joyce Creech will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at their home with family and friends. They were married Sept. 16, 1961 at David’s Fork Baptist Church in Lexington. They have three children: Cheryl Kersey, Scott Creech and Sarah Embry. They also have two grandchildren, Kyle Kersey and Chris Embry.

  • The past week gave us ample opportunity to remember and reflect upon the devastating attack on the Twin Towers and our nation.  I didn’t need to read about Sept. 11, 2001, or see videos from that fateful day in order to remember. Those images are burned into my mind.  I see them without wanting to do so and I too vividly recall the way in which the events of that day changed the manner in which I looked at my neighbors — both those known to me and strangers I passed in crowded places.

  • Devin Shaw, 11, of Plesureville showed a purebred Berkshire gilt in the Kentucky State Fair and won third place in the 4-H Berkshire breeding gilt category, as well as 5th place in the open breeding gilt category. Shaw takes part in 4-H in Shelby County.

  • Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.
    Pleasureville United Methodist Church will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the church. The cost is $6 which includes sausage, drink and all you can eat pancakes.

    Church Services

  • By JEFF MOORE
    The News-Democrat

    The families of Army National Guard’s Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery in Carrollton are getting ready for an expected deployment sometime in 2012.

    Preparedness for what lies ahead was the message delivered by speakers and unit leaders at the National Guard unit’s annual family picnic Sunday.

  • Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series previewing the Froggy Field Party, set for Sept. 10 at the Kentucky Renaissance Festival.

    By Brett Waford
    Special to the Local

    When Chris Janson pulls into Eminence on Saturday, Sept. 10, for the Froggy Field Party 3, he’ll feel right at home.  He spent the first 18 years of his life at the end of a gravel road surrounded by corn and soybeans just like in Henry County.

  • 1951

    Woman held for slaying

    An all-day drinking party in a Shelby County farmhouse ended with the shotgun slaying Tuesday night of Robert “Red” Lewis, 35.

    In a signed statement made before three State policemen, Mrs. Maggie Smith, 29, Louisville, said she shot Lewis, a tenant farmer with whom she had been living for two months “as man and wife.”

    County Attorney William H. Hayes quoted her as saying, “It was either him or me.”

  • 200 Years Ago

    George Armstrong received $1.50 from Sheriff John Dodd as bounty on the head of one wolf, which he killed in Henry County.

    On Aug. 11, 1811, Robert Hunter married Fanny Payne, daughter of R. B. Payne.  The Marriage Bond, for 50 pounds, was co-signed by Row Thomas.

    A claim for $3 was paid to Theodicous Vanosdol  by Joel Jackson, Deputy Sheriff, for assisting in the search for and guarding Benjamin Yount after his capture.

    175 Years Ago

  • Submitted by Eleanor Sharp

  • Every woman knows that if she hangs onto some favorite item of clothing it will come into fashion again. For men it’s the width of the tie, the size of the jacket lapel, and the number of suit buttons that recycle again and again. Often there is about a 20-year turn around for styles in clothing, and the same holds true in other areas. When looking at current trends in fitness, one can see that many “old school” workouts are again popular. Just like fashion, the fabric may be updated, but the basic style is similar.

  • It’s hard to believe that the lazy days of summer are quickly coming to an end, and school bells are just around the corner.  You have probably already started buying new school clothes and school supplies.  An important thing to remember with each new school year is to make sure your child’s school entry or sports physical and vaccinations are up to date.  

  • Pictured above are five generations of the Kemper family. Clarice Kemper; son, Darrell Kemper; granddaughter, Diane Rabourn; great-granddaughter, Lacie Booher; and great great grandson, Landon Booher.

  • Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church services
    The New Castle United Methodist Church will be having their Sun Harvest County Fair VBS Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. which will include supper, music, crafts and Bible stories. The commencement will be Sunday, July 24 at 11 a.m. This is for those age 2 through fifth grade.

  • While watching an episode of All in the Family, “Edith’s Crisis of Faith,” a few nights ago, I found myself thinking about Jesus.  Funny how that happens; but why shouldn’t Jesus show up in a sitcom?  Back in the day, he certainly showed up in lots of places considered odd by those who knew how a Messiah should act and with whom he should be found.

  • Submitted by Eleanor Sharp

    An excellent, noted carpenter, Will Tingle — a board member and deacon of the church — remodeled the chapel in 1926. When you look at the steeple at the front of the chapel, you would see what a superb builder he was. The hand carved circle, which was centered on this masterpiece proudly displayed these words, Drennon Springs Chapel — 1862.

  • 200 Years Ago

    Poindexter Thompson filed a claim for $9 with the Henry County Court for his services as a patroller.  Patrollers were appointed by the Court to serve as sentries or watchmen who were assigned for service in specific districts of the county.

    On July 17, 1811, Adam Cokendofer and Samuel Rice, his surety, posted a bond of 30 pounds for a license for Adam to marry Kitturah Rice. As Kitturah was under the age of 21 her father, William Rice, gave his signed consent for the marriage. 

  • July, 1951

    In spite of threatening skies and weather reports of showers and humidity, the largest crowd in history turned out Wednesday for the 50th Annual I.O.O.F. Picnic and Henry County Home-Coming at the I.O.O.F. Park near Eminence.

    The crowd was slow to gather in comparison to 20 years before. The executive committee secretary, Carl Wade, reported late in the afternoon that 200 more adult tickets had been sold this year than in the history of the celebration.

  • Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church events

    Henry Christian Church will be having Sophia Foree and family at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10 sharing their photos and experiences of their recent visit to the “Beautiful Land” of Israel.
    Port Royal Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school beginning July 11-15, 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly.