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  • 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.

  • 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.