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  • 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

  • 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.