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Today's News

  • Cats never trail, up by as many as 28 in 15-point win

    Henry County and Eminence met on the basketball court for the final time this season Friday night, and the outcome was the same as the previous three times the two rival schools played - a Henry win.

    When the dust cleared inside Roy L. Winchester Gym, 10 different Henry players had scored, while just four Eminence players managed to chip in points, and the Wildcats came away with a 59-44 victory over the visiting Warriors. The Cats went in front less than 10 seconds into the game and were never seriously challenged as they got up by as many as 28 points and never trailed.

  • Showdown in New Castle

    Fittingly, Henry County senior Jean-Anne Moore gave the Henry County Ladycats just the spark they needed to distance themselves from Eminence in Friday's showdown against the visiting Lady Warriors.

    Moore, the only senior for Henry, scored 12 points, pulled down numerous rebounds and provided an inside presence, which allowed the Ladycats to come away with a 69-16 win on Senior Night. It was the most points Henry had scored all season, which came shortly after Moore was congratulated before her final home game.

  • County basketball teams set to open districts

    Wildcats

    The Henry County Wildcats lost to the Gallatin County Wildcats twice during the regular season, but coach Jason Holland likes his chances as the Wildcats and Wildcats will play each other Wednesday at Owen County High School. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

    "I feel good about our team right now," Holland said about the squad that has won two of its previous three games. "I hope we play well this week and then take it into the Gallatin game. I think we've gotten a lot better in the previous two weeks."

  • Legislative focus with Rick Rand

    While most legislative sessions are generally remembered for two or three major accomplishments, there are often dozens of other laws that positively affect our lives, even if they do not generate as much news.

    In recent years, we in the House have included many of these initiatives in our "Commitment to Kentucky Families" agenda. "Taken together, they are designed to improve our schools, our collective health and the way we interact with state government. "All are affordable, commonsense measures.

  • Storm damages historic church

    Landmark News Service

    One victim of last week's wind and rain was the historic Drennon Christian Church.

    One corner of the church's roof was peeled back in the storm.

    Despite the damage, the church did not cancel its Sunday services.

    Workers draped a tarp across the hole that tore into the church's aluminum roof. The storm caused more than $17,000 in damages to insulation, rafters and dry walling, according to initial estimates from Homes Plus Construction, the contractor handling repairs.

  • 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.