• By Kristen Lowry


  • By Kristen Lowry


  • Henry County Challenge Walk organizers handed out individual awards for the most steps traveled during the hour-long event Sept. 16. They include, in no particular order in the photo: under 12 age group, Anika Plum; Natalie Jeffries, 20 to 34 age group; John Logan Brent, 35 to 49, (with Terri Cummings standing in for him);  Barbara Gordon, 50 to 64; and Jack Baucom, 65 and older. Brent was the overall winner with 11,918 steps.

  • I’m guessing that the flu isn’t on your top-10 wish list, right? But just in case you get sick this flu season, here’s a list of 10 things you can do to help ease your symptoms — and to stop the flu in its tracks and protect others. 

  • Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets kept a vigil Sept. 11 at the flagpole in front of Henry County High School as a tribute to all those affected by the terrorist attacts that struck the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., in 2001. Cadets stood in 15 minute shifts for most of the school day. Present are Taylor Couch, Dylan Fortner, Collin Sampson and Alyssa Young.

  • Campbellsburg Second Baptist Church will celebrate Pastor E.B. Higgins Jr.’s 34-year pastoral anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 11:30 a.m. at Second Baptist Church, 9338 Main Street, Campbellsburg.

  • Major General Douglas Carver, U.S. Army, retired, highly decorated and former head of all chaplains, U.S. Army, will serve as the guest speaker at Smithfield Baptist Church on Sept. 17 through 20 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, and 6:30 p.m. nightly from Sept. 18 through 20, according to a news release.

  • Though the reenactment that will close down Main Street in Shelbyville begins with Henry Denhardt’s shooting, the telling of what happened to the Garr brothers afterwards will eschew the sensationalism that gripped the nation from 1936 to ’37, according to organizers from the Friends of Grove Hill Cemetery.

    Every year, the non-profit auxiliary group puts on a reenactment to help preserve and maintain the cemetery. 

  •  Susie Troxell of Eminence raised these green beans in her backyard garden. The beans just kept growing and growing until they reached 32 inches. She also grew pole beans, cabbage, tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, which all reached normal sizes, she reported. Troxell expected to can and eat the green beans.

  • A Henry County student was among those honored during the “Great Neighbor’ essay contest at the Kentucky State Fair Aug. 17, according to a news release.

    Open to Future Farmers of America and 4-H members, the contest encouraged youth to submit a short essay detailing how their participation in these organizations has empowered them to be a better neighbor. 

  • Need to shed 15 or 25 pounds? Try this trick: Pick up a 15- or 25-pound turkey in the grocery store or a bag of soil at the nursery. Then carry it around for a few minutes. 

    Did you find it tough to do? Extra pounds take a toll, don’t they? 

    But weight gain is often such a gradual process that you might not even realize it’s happening.

  • Her house set just off the hard-packed dirt road. (All the roads in the small village were dirt except for the main road, which was gravel.) 

    A woven-wire fence separated the yard from the road. 

  • “It was a dark and stormy night.” Those were the words Snoopy used to start each of his novels. 

    Charles Schultz, Snoopy’s creator, was not the first to use that line. 

    Some authorities claim it originated with English novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton and was an opening line in one of his novels written in 1830. 

    Others claim that Washington Irving used it as early as 1809.