February: Winter storm hits hard


(1) A severe winter storm with snow and ice left approximately 12,000 Southeastern Indiana homes – including many in Switzerland County – without power for as much as five days. Workers from Southeastern Indiana REMC worked tirelessly to restore power to homes, with more than 30,000 man hours being logged.

(2) An early morning fire completely destroyed the home of the Ronnie Proctor family in Vevay. Investigators believed that the fire started in the basement, but were still investigating leads.

(3) The Switzerland County Lady Pacer basketball team drew Lawrenceburg in the bye game of the IHSAA Sectional that was played in Milan.

(4) Michael Bailey of Louisville was captured and arrested after he attacked Switzerland County Sheriff’s deputy Jay Thomas and then stole his police cruiser. The incident happened during a routine investigation of a traffic accident.

(5) After a delay due to winter storms, the girls basketball sectional finally got underway, and after defeating Lawrenceburg to advance to the championship game, Coach Wayne Ellegood’s Lady Pacers saw their season come to an end with a loss in the title game to Southwestern.

(6) Switzerland County High School was presented with a special “Sportsmanship Award” by the Indiana High School Athletic Association. Randy Barrett of the IHSAA came to Switzerland County and presented the award during a special halftime ceremony.

(7) Carrie Truax was crowned as the 2007 Queen of Hearts at Switzerland County High School. Emilee Waldron was the first runner up; Jessica Wolfe was the second runner up; Kylie Floyd was the third runner up; Jenna South was the fourth runner up; and Kara Hudson was chosen as Miss Congeniality. Other contestants included: Beth Abbott, Brenna Green, Rachel Gurley, Brittany Hall, Jill Hazeldean, Kayla Keith, Morgan Nay, Heather Peacock, Ashley Thornton, and Ashley Turner.

(8) The Jefferson-Craig Drama Club presented “The American Revolution: 1763-1789” in the high school cafeteria. Students took on roles of important people in American history, telling the story of the first states and the revolution.

(9) Caught up in the excitement of the girls basketball sectional tournament, high school athletic director Kent Dunning painted himself orange and led the crowd in cheers during the semifinal game of the tourney.

(10) Emilee Waldron earned the highest score in the entire ninth district of the American Legion on the Americanism and Government test that is given each year. She is the daughter of Dorie and Greg Peelman of East Enterprise and Tony Waldron of Versailles.