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Today's News

  • Son charged in mothers death

    Landmark News Service

    A 55-year-old mentally handicapped man was arrested for murder Friday night after police say he bludgeoned his mother to death at their Eminence home.

    Maralyn "Lynn" Burchett, 78, was found dead by family members at her Shadyview Drive home sometime Friday afternoon.

    Burchett's son, Warren D. Stone, was charged with capital murder in her slaying after police stated he confessed to the crime.

    "There was an argument and he killed her," Eminence Police Chief Carey Duncan said.

  • Bridge Aftercare - life beyond prison

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    It's a number Vincent Ingabrand won't forget anytime soon - 165580.

    The number is the designation he earned during the first of his stints in the state penitentiary. Ingabrand has been a resident of eight county jails, two penitentiaries and five institutions in nine years.

    Just 23 days after leaving the penitentiary in 2006, he found himself back in jail because of a DUI.

    But now, Ingabrand is trying to walk the straight and narrow.

  • Senate bill would scratch CATS assessment

    By Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    Educators and others testified at the Capitol Thursday about a bill to replace the state's student-testing system with nationally standardized tests.

    Senate Bill 1 would eliminate the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, or CATS, including its multiple-choice testing in the areas of arts and humanities. Portfolio components meant to judge schools on student writing abilities would also be abolished under SB 1. Both measures were mandated under the sweeping Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990.

  • News briefs for March 5, 2008

    Henry County Relay for Life

    Mark your calendars for the following fundraisers all held in an effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society:

    * New Castle United Methodist Church will be having a Chili, Soup, Sandwich and Dessert luncheon at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 9. Donations will be accepted.

    * Barb's Bud's will sponsor the first ever Henry County Tractor Run on Saturday, April 12. More Details will be announced at a later date.

  • Thanks for hard work after storms

    Our farm received considerable damage in the February 5 storms. Our electric service and telephone service, like several others in the area, was out for two days. KU was swamped with repair calls but did an amazing job in restoring service, working past midnight. The dedication of their employees, working long hours in difficult conditions, needs to be recognized.

  • SULPHUR SCHOOL SCORCHED

    By Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    Arson hasnt been ruled out in a Sunday night blaze that destroyed the former Sulphur High School on Ky. 157.

    Smoke and flames billowed from the abandoned hilltop structure and could be seen for miles away, according to reports from fire officials and witnesses. Only the building's brick facade remains. At least 20 firefighters from four fire departments responded to the fire that took nearly three hours to squelch.

  • Girls Scouts thank Judge-Executive John Logan Brent

    The Girl Scouts of Henry County would like to thank Judge-Executive John Logan Brent for his help during our Girl Scout cookie delivery. The use of the 4-H building for distribution and his help when we ran into a gigantic snag during delivery is greatly appreciated. The Girl Scouts are now ready for your yearly cookie sales and a little ice storm couldn't keep us down! Thank you Judge Brent!

    Beth Cain, Henry County Girl Scout Service Unit Manager

  • Community Calendar for March 5, 2008

    Wednesday, March 5

    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.

    Childrens 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.

    Henry County Middle School Site-Based District Meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in the HCMS conference room.

  • Keep making waves to open the pool

    I really appreciate all that the Making Waves committee has done to help open the pool. Even if the pool is unable to open this summer, it just needs to get open sometime in the next couple of years to give the kids something cool and fun to do in the summer. That's why I have some ideas of how to get the pool open and keep the pool open and going.

  • 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."