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  • 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.

  • Nadine Glenrose Roberts Wilson celebrated her 93rd birthday on June 13, 2011, with family and friends at Homestead Nursing Home.  She was born June 13, 1918, to W.B. and Lou Lily Roberts of Shelby County. She had four brothers and five sisters. She was married to Harry Lee Wilson for 60 years. They had three children, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

  • The recent grant of $2.5 million to Henry, Shelby and Bullitt Counties has shone a light on the problem of diabetes in our area. These counties have a multi-million dollar grant over the next few years because they have a significantly higher incidence of diabetes. That may seem like a huge amount, until you recognize that the cost of medical care and lost productivity for diabetes in Kentucky is more than $2 billion annually.

  • Sharon Potts is one of six siblings. Five of those siblings have diabetes.
    “I’ve had it for 15 years,” she said. “I hate taking medications and I’ve been insulin dependent for five years.”

    Smithfield’s Judy Bender said coping with the disease is still confusing after two years of dealing with it.

    Dallas Milliner sympathized and singled out Cook’s pharmacist George McDonald for helping him learn about diabetes. “I had a hard time finding information,” he said.

  • Constance and George (Pete) Hayden will celebrate 50 years of marriage on April 29, 2011. They were married in 1961 in Eminence. Constance, the former Connie Henderson, retired from General Electric Company and George retired from Fischers Packing Company.

    The Haydens have three children: Veronica, Alan (Dena) and David, all of Louisville. They also have five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    The couple will celebrate with family and friends and a later vacation is planned to the Holy Land.
     

  • Wm. Rodney and Linda Stivers Young will celebrate 50 years of marriage. They were married on May 7, 1961, at Pleasureville Christian Church. Rev. William Decker performed the ceremony and Rev. Jack Austin of Pt. Pleasant Christian Church assisted.

    Rodney is the son of the late Raymond and Mary Alice Young. He is semi-retired from PBI Bank. Linda is the daughter of the late Ralph and Mable Stivers. She is a homemaker.

  • by Michael Duncan

    Pastor, Eminence Baptist Church

    I sometimes forget how many years I’ve lived (a nice way of saying I sometimes forget how old I am).  Whenever my mind starts recalling old songs, I’m reminded.

    As a child, I loved sitting in the living room listening to my mom’s records.  You remember records, don’t you?  They were round discs made of vinyl.  You placed a disc on a turntable, gently placed the stylus arm down onto the disc, and there was music—beautiful stereophonic music. 

  • Melvin Rowe, artist and creator of Louisville’s Pottery Rowe, has been shaping his world in clay since 1971.

    But this will be his first year to go medieval in Henry County.

    During a phone interview, Rowe said he was working on shaping clay into a two-and-a-half inch clay dragon that will slither up the side of a drinking mug to be peddled at the Kentucky Renaissance Faire this summer. Gargoyles and castles are not far behind.

  • We often hear the term “wellness” and think “healthy” or lack of illness.
    Much study and research has been done in recent decades in the subject of wellness. We now know that wellness means much more than simply a lack of disease. It means to thrive in your life on a variety of levels.

  • I grew up in a small town where my family doctor delivered me and knew all about my interests, my grades and even the sports I played.

  • Many people my age (which if you have to ask, you’re not there yet) probably can agree on one thing.

    It’s hard to know which is more uncomfortable - preparing for a colonoscopy or talking to the doctor about why you think you need one.

    General opinion holds that the procedure itself is the easiest part - owing to the likelihood of extreme sedation.

  • Arts and crafts

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

    Chamber of commerce
    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking dinner on Tuesday, March 29.
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17.

  • Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.” (Matthew 18:21-23 ESV)

  • Apostolic Pentecostal Church
    Rev. James Maroney
    9255 Main St., Campbellsburg • 532-0200
    Sunday School, 6:30 p.m.; Worship 7:30 p.m.
    Ballardsville Baptist Church
    Gary French, Pastor
    4300 S. Hwy 53, Ballardsville • 222-9165
    Sunday Early Worship, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.
    Berea Christian Church
    Anne Gregory, Pastor
    685 Franklinton Rd., Pleasureville
    Sunday School 10 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.

  • The Campbellsburg African American school got a new roof in 2010 after being listed in the Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory. The property is now under the care of Mrs. Jean Fields.

  • Submitted by
    Eleanor Sharp