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Burglary gets Hillsboro man three years in prison

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After the judge denied a motion to withdraw a guilty plea to burglary, a Hillsboro man was sentenced to three years in prison for his first felony conviction.James D. Landrum, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree felony burglary last month, but tried to withdraw that plea on Thursday based on his co-defendants each having the opportunity to take a polygraph.But Prosecutor Anneka Collins said the attorneys for the co-defendants asked for the polygraphs, but Landrum’s attorney, Conrad Curren did not, and that if he had, Landrum would have been given the opportunity.But Curren said he was only made aware of the co-defendants’ polygraphs on Thursday, which led him to file for a motion to withdraw the guilty plea entered by his client.


Sosby hurls perfect game in 15-0 Lady ‘Cats victory

A 14-hit attack and a no-hit pitching performance from Kiley Sosby led the Whiteoak Lady ‘Cats to a 15-0 run-rule victory Wednesday at Ripley.Whiteoak scored seven times in the top of the first inning, added four more in the second, then played pile-on with one run in the third and three more in the fourth.Sosby pitched four innings. She pitched a perfect game, allowing no hits and no walks. She struck out 11.Jaycie Parr and Jayde Parr led the hit parade...

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LC girls jump out early, defeat Georgetown 9-3

After jumping out to an early lead the Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs never looked back and defeated home-standing Georgetown 9-3 in a non-league game Wednesday.The Lady Mustangs evened their record on the season at 5-5.Lynchburg scored four times in the first inning and added another run in the second to take a 5-1 lead, then tacked on four more in the fourth inning for a 9-1 lead.Georgetown scored once in the first inning and added solo runs in the fifth and s...

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Whiteoak falls 13-10 at Ripley

After giving up five runs in the bottom of the first inning the Whiteoak Wildcats rallied to take a short-lived two-run lead, but couldn’t hold on as they dropped a 13-10 Southern Hills Athletic Conference decision Wednesday at Ripley.Whiteoak fell behind 5-1 after the first inning, but answered with two runs in the top of the third and four more in the fourth to take a 7-5 lead, then gave up four in the bottom of the fourth and never recovered.Justin Emery started...

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Lady Lions come out on top in battle of top SHAC teams

The two top teams of the Southern Hills Athletic Conference met Wednesday in a softball game at the Fairfield Baseball and Softball Complex and Fairfield came away with an impressive 9-1 victory.It seems that every season the Fairfield Lady Lions (9-0 overall, 5-0 SHAC) and the Fayetteville Lady Rockets (2-6, 2-2 SHAC) battle for the league title. Fayetteville won the trophy in 2013, while Fairfield was the runner-up. Fairfield won league titles in 2011 and 2012, while Fayetteville...

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Bright Local elminates 2.5 teaching positions

Facing a $200,000 deficit this fiscal year in what has become an annual problem, the Bright Local Board of Education unanimously voted Wednesday night to eliminate two and a half teaching positions for next school year.The board voted to eliminate an elementary music teacher’s position, a junior high math teacher’s position and half of a high school language arts teacher’s position for juniors and seniors.

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Hillsboro tennis team blanks Waverly

The Hillsboro boys tennis team traveled to Waverly for a non-leagee game Wednesday and came home with a convincing 5-0 triumph.In first singles, Alex Rhoads (H) defeated Robert Fuska (W), 6-2, 0-6 and 6-2.In second singles, Zack Basford (H) defeated Allen Frantz (W), 6-2 and 6-2.In third singles, Michael Gunderman (H) defeated Tyrell Chenwith (W), 6-3 and 6-1.In first doubles, Ryan Palmer and Patrick Shanahan (H) defeated Morquez and Hitchens (W), 6...

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Greenfield has go ahead to open railroad project for bids

It’s been a while coming, but the village of Greenfield on Wednesday got the go ahead to put the long-awaited improvement and repairs project for the village’s rail spur out for bids, the city manger told council members at its regular meeting this week.After many months of dealing with title paperwork and the ownership-proving documentation of the 29 miles of railway, Greenfield Law Director Brian Zets reported to council that all of that had, finally, been completed a...

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