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Today's News

  • Survey finds believers likely to swap faiths

    By Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    What nearly started in a barn is now a way of life for Leon Tracy.

    Tracy, 66, is pastor and co-founder of Kentucky Cowboy Church, a non-conventional, non-denominational church near Pleasureville, where its not unusual to see denim-clad parishioners in Wranglers and Western hats. The "cowboys for Christ" were forced to gather at a Gest Road worship site, after insurance agents cited liabilities with holding services in a barn.

    "A lot of folks are horse people, they like to ride," Tracy said. "We're very relaxed."

  • Anderson 'has its way' with younger Warriors

    The Eminence Warriors basketball season came to a screeching halt last Tuesday night in the 30th District tournament, losing to powerhouse Anderson County in opening-round action inside Spencer County High School's gym, 77-28.

    For the Warriors, who won just two games during the regular season, it wasnt much of a contest as they struggled against the Bearcats from the get go and lost by 49 points.

  • Owen County proves too much for Ladycats

    The Henry County Ladycats bowed out of the 31st District tournament in the opening round last Tuesday night, but they got crucial experience with all of their players coming back minus senior Jean-Anne Moore. Owen County, who hosted the tournament, jumped out to an 11-3 lead after the first quarter and pulled away to a convincing 56-36 win.

  • Saying goodbye to seniors

    If not for two major injuries, things might have been a tad different for Joey Pollard. After all, Henry County's off-and-on starting guard during the previous four seasons had his first ACL tear as a sophomore and another tear as a junior.

    With injuries like those, you cant question the fact that Pollard could have had a more successful high school career. The questions come into play when thinking about how much more successful it would have been.

  • EHS archery heading back to state

    Placing third at the Region 3 tournament on Feb. 18 in Bullitt County, the Eminence archery team has now qualified for the Archery State Championships for the second year in a row.

    The squad - composed of two juniors, two sophomores, one freshman and 13 middle schoolers - is in its third year of competition and is already making a name for itself at the regional and state levels.

    "I was really proud of our kids," coach Dewayne Douglas said. "That (advancing to state) was our goal going in."

  • Cats dig early hole in opening-round loss

    The Henry County Wildcats dug an early hole against Gallatin County in the opening round of the 31st District tournament last Wednesday night, which proved too deep for the Cats to dig out of despite a few second-half spurts.

    In the end, Henry took a 59-40 loss to conclude its season at 7-19, while Gallatin improved to 21-7 and went on to win its third straight district title.

    Joey Pollard put Henry on the scoreboard first with a driving layup less than 15 seconds into the game, but Gallatin scored at the other end, took the lead a few plays later and never trailed again.

  • Hillz on hold

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    After the conclusion of Monday night's Henry County Planning and Zoning Commission's Board of Adjustments meeting, Vice Chairman Dennis Yeary put his left forefinger to his temple, and 'fired.'

    It was a gesture of frustration following a nearly two-hour long meeting that, for the fifth time, brought the Hillz-N-Hollarz off-road vehicle park before the board. Property manager Joe Lawson filed for a second conditional use permit for the park in January. The initial permit was suspended for violations of the permit conditions.

  • Suspect in 1984 Indiana murder has local connections

    Landmark News Service

    Parishioners who knew Mark Weeks, the former Defoe man, charged last month in the 1984 murder of an elderly Indiana woman, say he was a highly thought of church deacon, who led prayer and regularly partook in fellowship meals.

    Others remembered him as a firm father, who sometimes showed a rebellious streak.

    Weeks, 44, of La Grange, was extradited to Terre Haute, Ind. this month after new DNA evidence suggests he robbed and bludgeoned to death 89-year-old Loretta Keith in her home on April 18, 1984.

  • News briefs for February 27, 2008

    Shelby Energy Cooperative to inspect power lines by helicopter

    It's time to inspect the power lines of Shelby Energy Cooperative's system. Because the trees are bare, the winter months are the best time to check for broken insulators, broken cross-arms and other things that could cause outages.

    The helicopter service is scheduled to fly the first week of March in eastern Henry County and the north-western areas of Shelby County.

  • Preservationist:'Pretty won't cut it'

    Landmark News Service

    It will take more than "prettifying" buildings to renew interest in downtown New Castle, preservationists and other experts told city officials Monday.

    Public and private support is needed to forge an economically viable plan for the revitalization of the decaying county seat, they agree.