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Today's News

  • Candace-less Lady Warriors take loss

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    While Candace Wells was on the sideline with a season-ending injury, the Lady Warriors took a 50-13 loss against the visiting Carroll County Lady Panthers last Friday night.

    Wells suffered a high-ankle sprain during the Louisville Collegiate loss a week before, which revealed a previous break that had not healed properly. The break — not the sprain — is what sidelined her for the rest of the season, Eminence coach Carter Martin said.

  • New Castle might consider skateboard ban

    Landmark News Service

    Growing complaints against skateboarders could prompt New Castle officials to tighten an ordinance addressing public safety.

    City Police Chief John Porter said Friday skaters, most of them teens, have been a nuisance at the bank, post office and other sites around the city.

    "It's any property they can get," Porter said. "The main problem is they're causing damage to businesses."

  • P&Z Board of Adjustment suspends Hillz-N-Hollarz permit for 60 days

    General Manager

    In a split vote, the Henry County Planning and Zoning Commission's Board of Adjustments temporarily suspended a conditional use permit, effectively shutting down a local business for 60 days.

    The move came at the end of a two-hour meeting in which Board of Adjustment members reviewed the entire conditional use permit — originally granted in June of last year — as well as a list of complaints and violations.

  • Senator Harris' Report from Frankfort

    This week we concentrated on the brave men and women in the military who are sacrificing so much during this time to defend our country and on the most defenseless among us, the unborn. "The Senate passed a series of bills to aid our military and comprehensive pro-life legislation.

  • Council makes waves for pool project

    Landmark News Service

    The Eminence City Council Tuesday agreed to forego raises and "put its money where its mouth is."

    The council unanimously voted to reject annual salary increases for itself and Mayor Jim Petitt.

    Instead, a $159 annual cost of living adjustment for each council member and a more than $753 annual boost for Petitt, will be diverted to help open the city's public swimming pool.

  • News briefs for February 13, 2008

    Elderly man caught for cocaine trafficking

    State police arrested an elderly man on drug charges about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, after witnesses said he was waving a weapon in the parking lot of the Pendleton Pilot Travel Center.

    Leroy Gamble, 71, of Smithfield, was charged with trafficking a controlled substance, after investigators said they found several ounces of cocaine, other drug paraphernalia and $4,043 in cash on him.

    Troopers were tipped off by a witness at the station, who allegedly saw Gamble waving what was believed to be a gun.

  • Gilley has his Cats on a roll

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    After dropping 12-of-13 games in a rough mid-season stretch, the Henry County girls' basketball team has turned those disappointing losses into needed wins.

    The Ladycats have won four of their previous five games and three in a row, including a Homecoming Night victory over Grant County (50-39) this past Friday which improved their record to 7-15 with six games remaining.

  • Community Calendar for February 13, 2008

    Wednesday, February 13

    Girls in Action (GAs) of Cropper Baptist Church meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The program is open to girls through age 12.

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children's Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Community Library open to the public from 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

    Thursday, February 14

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4:30 p.m. and meeting at 5 p.m. New members welcome.

  • County hit by severe thunderstorms one week, snow the next

    Snow and ice late Monday night created conditions treacherous enough to cancel school throughout the region.

    In Henry County, the snowfall began shortly after 5 p.m. and continued through the night. In the early morning hours, sleet and freezing rain began falling, creating what would become a slippery mess.

    Eminence Superintendent Donald Aldridge made the call just after 5 a.m. Tuesday morning to cancel school in the small district.

  • Grant gives jump start to Head Start

    By Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    Eminence Head Start operators recently said more than $4,200 in grants recently were used to upgrade the program's facilities. Nancy Shinault, child development specialist for the Early Head Start/Full-Day Full-Year Head Start program said the money was used to purchase materials and other furnishings, which will enhance the classroom environment for the program's 40 students. It will also help provide additional learning experiences for the children, she said.