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  • Wednesday, January 5
    Eastern Elementary SBDM will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the school library.

    Thursday, January 6
    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

  • Garnet O. Brown, age 84 of Graefenburg, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Bradford Square Care and Rehabilitation Center in Frankfort. He was the son of the late Leonard Cranford and Hallie Mae Engles Brown. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

    He is survived by his wife, Lura Edith Brown; three daughters: Garnetta Faye Barnett, Anderson County; Linda Antoinette Sanford, Pleasureville; Debra Kaye Jennings, Irvine; and his son, Leonard Carrell Brown.

  • Teamwork is an important skill to learn.  Fourth and fifth graders throughout the county have been developing those skills this past month in 4-H school enrichment clubs. 

  • Last week, we listed several conferences and winter meetings for those interested in fruits and vegetables, horses, tobacco, sheep and goats, forages, and cattle.  We hope that you will make a point to get to the programs which interest you.  If you need more details, please contact the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 when we open up Monday, Jan. 3.

  • One structure fire was reported every 66 seconds in the U.S. in 2009, according to the National Fire Protection Association. To maintain a fire-safe home and keep your family safe this winter, follow these tips.
    If you are using kerosene heaters, be sure your heater is in good working condition. Clean off the carbon that may have built up around the exhaust parts. Be sure the heater has an emergency shut off in case the heater gets tipped over.

  •  Agriculture conference sponsored by Purdue in February will help  participants build their businesses and become stronger advocates for agriculture. The conference will be Feb. 24-25 at the Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel, 700 W. Riverside Dr., Jeffersonville, Indiana.
    “We hope the ladies gain information in areas that are important to the success of their agriculture enterprises, network with others and leave motivated to return to their farm or agribusiness,” said Purdue University Extension educator Elysia Berry, an organizer of the conference.

  • The hard winter we’ve had so far certainly takes our minds off the next growing season, yet farmers are called upon to make many decisions during this time which will affect new plantings and growing intentions.  Following are an abundance of opportunities to learn about the latest varieties, technologies, and other production practices.  Contact the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 for additional information.

  • Thursday, December 16
    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

    The County Kickers Line Dancing group meets on Thursday nights at the Henry County Fairgrounds 4H Building in New Castle. Lessons are held for beginners from 6 to 7 p.m.  and advanced lessons follow from 7 to 8 p.m. There is a fee of $20 per year. For more information contact Darlene Tipton at (502) 750-0954 or (502) 947-5160.

  • Bobby and Barbara Taylor will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 25. They have three children, Brenda King, Janis Haynes and Brian Taylor. They also have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • They have worked to improve our lifestyle through new cooking ideas and recipes, community projects and cultural advancement, and this year the Henry County Homemakers will celebrate their 73rd year and on Sunday, Jan. 23, from 2-4 p.m., we will be recognizing Extension Leaders from Homemakers, 4-H and Agriculture at a special reception to be held at Twin Oaks Assisted Living here in New Castle.

  • Here are a few tips from the UK Beef Cattle group for management of the beef herd at this time of year. 
    For spring calvers, body condition is important, so plan an adequate winter program for cows to be at least body condition score 5 (carrying enough flesh to cover the ribs) before the calving and breeding season.  This will help them to breed early in the spring.  Thin cows should be fed to regain body condition prior to winter.

  • eon and Joyce Creech, above, of Eminence were named ‘Henry County Cattleman of the Year’ for 2010 during Monday evenings Annual Cattleman’s meeting at the Extension Office. The 2011 Henry County Cattleman’s Board of Directors and Officers, below, were elected during Monday evening’s annual meeting.  Seated, from left to right: Treasurer Mary Bryant, Phillip Douglas, Vice President Judy Jackson, and Larry Bryant.  Standing, same order:  Brad Hargrove, Lloyd Gray, President Justin Atchison, Chris McBurney, and Secretary Johnny Allison.

  • Submitted by Penny Bland
    Pictured are the Eminence December students of the month. They are: Breigh Banta, Taylor Payton, Zackery Newton, Curtis Ethington, Messiah Sanders, Mariah Perry, Kenya Vargas, Abelardo Reza, Nathan Goss and Shelbie Roberts. Absent: Josephine Scott.

  • Thursday, December 9

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

    The County Kickers Line Dancing group meets on Thursday nights at the Henry County Fairgrounds 4H Building in New Castle. Lessons are held for beginners from 6 to 7 p.m.  and advanced lessons follow from 7 to 8 p.m. There is a fee of $20 per year. For more information contact Darlene Tipton at (502) 750-0954 or (502) 947-5160.

  • Shawn, Gregory, Tyler and Joshua announce the birth of their brother, Dylan Blake Delahanty born Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Parents are Jeff and Leslie Delahanty.

    Grandparents are Mike and Lee Delahanty, Pendleton; Steve Nation, Shelbyville; and Sheryl Wilson, Eminence.

    Great-grandmother is Rose Nation of Shelbyville.

  • Sara E. Yount and Jeffrey L. Pettingill, both of Louisville, were united in marriage Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, in Kauai, Hawaii. Todd Fuerte officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Leonard and Linda Yount of Pleasureville. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Louisville and is currently employed as the Dean of Graduate Admission at Bellarmine University.

    The groom is the son of Lou and Diana Pettingill of Ft. Meyers, Fla. He has his master’s degree from Capitol College and is currently employed with Humana, Inc.

  • We just celebrated the Thanksgiving season, and I’ve heard many folks talking about the good visits they had with family and friends.  Personally, that’s what I’m most thankful for.  Here in Henry County, we were thankful for the abundant rains which fell last Wednesday and Thursday.  More on that rain in a moment.

  • It’s pretty easy to gain 5-10 pounds from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Big holiday meals, parties and open houses, and candies, cookies and rolls are more available at home, work and school. All promote weight gain, and pair that with less time for exercise... well, you see the problem.

  • Underage drinking plagues our communities with property damage, an increase in crime, personal injury, and even death. The youth who engage in underage drinking generally do not set out to create mayhem. They believe drinking just means a good time. They don’t’ think about the future or fully understand the chance of negative consequences with their actions.