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Today's News

  • Prewitt Anniversary

    James T. and Eileen M. Prewitt, Shelbyville, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.  A renewal of vows followed by a reception in their honor will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Pillars Assisted Living Community of the Masonic Home of Shelbyville in Shelbyville.
    The couple was married at the historic Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg, West Virginia on November 4, 1944.  They have one son, Charles, married to Patricia Trumbo Prewitt, and two grand-daughters, Lee and Elizabeth.

  • HC Cattlemen's Annual Meeting

    The 2014 Henry County Cattleman of the Year was awarded to Phillip and Cindy Douglas Hickory Lane Farms during ceremonies Monday, October 27, at the Henry County Cattleman’s Annual Meeting.  The Cattleman of the Year criteria includes Livestock Production Skill, Leadership, Service to the Industry, Stewardship, and is selected by a committee of fellow livestock producers.  From left to right are 2014 Cattleman Association President John Brent Smith, Phillip Douglas, Cindy Douglas, and Michael Douglas.

  • Lockport man arrested

    An elderly man has been arrested in connection with an incident that happened last Thursday at the Shelbyville Walmart.
    Alexander Fisher, age 84, of Lockport, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old and resisting arrest.
    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy Rick Meadows said that Fisher did not know the child, who is 10 years old, but he apparently just targeted her while she and her parents were shopping at Walmart.

  • Team 'Fat Azz' winners in Biggest Loser contest

    The seventh annual year-end celebration for the Biggest Loser contest was held Sept 29. First place went to the team “Fat Azz” who lost a total of 10.20 prcent of their body weight totaling 110.7 pounds.  The group consisted of Tom and Kelsey Mings, Natalie and Paul Hanley, Dee Dee New and Ben Roberts (pictured at right). 
    The second team winner was “3 Guys Big as 5.”  They came in at 9.02 percent loss of their body weight totally 81.8 pounds.  The members of that team were Billy Quire, Alan Winchell and Jim Graham. 

  • Adult education expands class offerings in Eminence

    JCTC’s Henry County Adult Education will expand its Eminence location hours to four days a week to better help students there.
    Beginning Nov. 1, the hours at the Eminence Christian Church location will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., which will add about a day’s worth of time for clients 16 and older to come in for GED preparation, college prep, academic skills brush-up, National Career Readiness Certificate preperation and more.

  • Eminence Schools host innovative educators

    The hallways of Eminence Independent Schools were recently crawling with state-level educators from across the country for a site visit of an innovative Kentucky school district.
    They popped their heads in doorways to listen in on lessons and the more curious ventured into classrooms to sit and talk with students.
    Anita Bernhardt of the Department of Education in Maine was delighted by her conversation with second-grader Angelica Rangle.

  • Historical marker restored to its 'house'

    Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution Saturday rededicated the circa-1930s marker that commemorated “the religious and civic center of the Low Dutch Company,” at the Low Dutch Meetinghouse.
    The plaque originally placed by the Bland Ballard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recalls in a few words the purchase of 6,800 acres for the Low Dutch to form a religious colony in what would become Henry and Shelby counties.

  • Fisher honored by Help Center

    Joe Durbin, director of the Henry County Help Center, presented the Volunteer of the Quarter Award to Debra Fisher (center) recently, as Rev. Jean Hawxhurst, the Frankfort district superintendent for the Methodist churches, looks on.

  • Church anniversary celebrated

    Berea Christian Church Disciples of Christ Pastor Barbara Minton said the church’s 175th anniversary held Oct. 19 was a big success. “Good food, good conversation, good weather — what more could we ask for?” she said.  “We gathered for the various events with former members, former pastors, as well as friends and pastors from other congregations.  Several came from quite a distance and others from the immediate community.  In short, we experienced a blessed time in our little congregation.”

  • Severed arm found floating in Kentucky River

    The banks of the Kentucky River in Lockport produced a gruesome catch Friday afternoon.
    Fishermen found a human arm floating along the riverbank near the locks.
    “Our preliminary assessment, and this is totally preliminary speculation on our part until we can do more testing, is that the arm had been in the water for a minimum of three weeks,” said Henry County Coroner James Pollard.