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Today's Features

  • Henry County High School prom gave students an opportunity to cut loose — and in some cases, cut up - as the end of the year and summer approaches. For the 2018 prom, partipants gathered at the high school for pictures in their fancy suits and flowing gowns before heading to the venue, Passalino’s, at the corner of Second and Market in downtown Louisville.

  • The North Central District Health Department will host an ongoing diabetes prevention class, Prevent T2, at the Henry County Health Department, from May 3 to Aug. 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m., according to a press release.
    The Prevent T2 lifestyle change program can help participants lose weight, become more physically active and reduce stress.
    This is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first six months, then once or twice a month for the following six months.
    For more information, contact the health department’s Lauren Wright or Amanda Stoess at (502) 633-1243.

  • More than 400 leaders of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association attended the 50-year anniversary state convention April 24 in Louisville, including several from the Henry County Retired Teachers Association, according to a news release.
    The theme was Teamwork: That’s What We Do! Issues covered included legislation, retired teacher advocacy and humor.
    Speakers included Tim Abrams, executive director of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, who discussed “The Importance of KRTA.”

  • In the summer of 1979, I began conversations with five men — Robert Moore, Andrew Johnson, Edward Mitchell, Douglas Payton and Ben Coomes — that would ultimately lead to my serving for more than 38 years as pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church.
    The years I’ve spent in this community and with Eminence Baptist Church have blessed me and shaped me more than I have blessed or shaped the community.
    I cherish this marvelous relationship which came to an end on April 8, 2018.
    One does not spend 38-plus years with one church merely because one wants to do so.

  • Kentucky State University’s Land Grant Program will open the doors of its Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC) to the public for an exciting community event, according to a news release. It will host an open house event on Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the over 300-acre property in Henry County.
    Families and community members are invited to join the university representatives for guided wildflower walks — departing at 1:30 and 3:15 — as well as fishing, hiking and exploring the picturesque outdoors.

  • Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. recently announced that Jennifer Rieffer has been promoted to general manager for WDKY, a FOX affiliate in Lexington, according to a news release.
    An Eminence High School Class of 1991 graduate, Rieffer, formerly Frazier, has recently been named the general manager at Fox 56. She is the daughter of current and lifelong Eminence residents Harold and Marilyn Frazier. She succeeds Ronna Corrente, who left for a position as vice-president and general manager in Baton Rouge.

  • Judy Lyons submitted this photo of a family reunion in Hilton Head, S.C., of her extended family, which has deep roots in Henry County. John Reuben (1856 -1918) and Annie Elizabeth Hudson (1862-1946) were life-long members of the church and Point Pleasant Community in Henry County, as were their children Lindsay Hudson and Bessie Hudson Yount, she explained. They made their living by farming.