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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Henry Co. Wildcats let one slip away

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    After Henry County started out sluggish Friday night against the visiting Grant County Braves, the Wildcats took control of the contest and built their lead to 13 points. The Wildcats, who outscored Grant during the first three quarters, looked like a team destined to win on Homecoming Night.

  • Comments returning to hclocal.com

    Since the launch of our new internet platform, we've been tweaking a few things.

    One feature we lost with the new platform was our old guestbook. Not many folks used it, however, so if you didn't know it was there, you certainly didn't miss it.

    We added a new feature to our Web site lst week, though that brings back the ability to comment on our site. Only instead of signing a guestbook, you'll actually be able to comment on each story.

    There is a catch, however — in order to leave a comment, you'll have to register with a valid e-mail address.

  • Shelby County Rockets blast away from Warriors

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    Eminence's Dre Banta had a career game against 8th Region powerhouse Shelby County last Tuesday night, but you never would have known it by looking at the scoreboard.

    The freshman scored 19 points, knocked down four three-pointers, was 5-of-6 from the free-throw line and pulled down six rebounds to surpass his previous best in each category. Meanwhile, teammate Ed Berry scored 14 points while the rest of the Warriors combined for just nine in the 70-42 loss to the visiting Rockets.

  • County clash Friday night

    Are you ready for round two? I am.

    When the county basketball teams take to the court in a few days, more will be at stake than another check in the win column — county pride is on the line. Pride that goes a long way when two rival schools separated by just four miles go at it in a heated showdown.

    The Henry County and Eminence girls' basketball teams will play each other this Friday at 6 p.m., followed by the boys at 7:30. And as always, I'm excited to get the show started.

  • Storms tear through county

    • By 1:45 Wednesday afternoon, Ky-145 and Ky-157 were again open.

    • A portion of the roof of historic Drennon Church was peeled back by wind, resulting in damage to the second floor of the church.