Missouri Senator Challenged When Making Fun of Clay County

Elizabeth Powell, Professor of Psychology at St. Louis Community College challenged Jeff Smith, author of “Mister Smith Goes to Prison,” after he mocked Clay County in a public speech in St. Louis. Smith, a former Missouri state senator, broke a Missouri election campaign law. Powell listened as he bemoaned his prison assignment to — alas — Clay County, Kentucky. In his talk, he imitated the guards and prisoners with comical anecdotes. His mistake was opening the floor to questions after his talk and Powell was “loaded for bear”…

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49th District Championship RESCHEDULED

Tonights 49th District baseball and softball championships have been rescheduled for Thursday with each game starting at 6 p.m. in Jackson County. If, those games are canceled also, the softball championship will be played at noon on Friday with the time still undetermined for the boy’s championship.
The Tigers baseball and softball teams both will face North Laurel in the championship.

Obituary for Lucy Wagers

Lucy Wagers 91 died Monday
Funeral 1 PM Friday
Britton Funeral Home
Burial in Daniel Smith Cemetery
Visitation Thursday
Britton Funeral Home

Lucy Wagers, 91, of Manchester, KY, passed away Monday, May 22nd, at the Manchester Memorial Hospital. Lucy was born in Goose Rock, KY on January 3, 1926, a daughter of Lillie (Smith) and Robert Hibbard.

Lucy is survived by her daughter, Lillie Stewart and husband Oliver of Otter Creek and her son, Ance Wagers and wife Charlene of Island Creek.

She is also survived by 4 grandchildren Michael Wagers and wife Linda, Steven D. Wagers and wife Charla, Kim Neff and husband David, and Brian Oliver Stewart and wife Crystal. 11 great grandchildren Keshia Wagers, Will Wagers, Abby Wagers, Zachary Neff and wife Emily, Desiree Lunsford, Liz Neff, Dalton Jordan, Heidi Neff, Austin Wagers, Nick Wagers and Jaelyn Stewart and 1 great-great grandchild Jace Neff.

She will also be missed by her three special pets, Pepper, Miley and Bear. These were her babies.

Also surviving are two sisters, Sarah Tillery of Richmond, IN. and Lida Mae Miller of Little Rock, AK, and two brothers George Hibbard of Indianapolis, IN and Cloyd Hibbard of Manchester.

Lucy is preceded in death by her husband, RJ Wagers and her parents, Robert and Lillie (Smith) Hibbard, and by the following brothers and sisters, Ida Wombles, Joe Hibbard, Boyd Hibbard, Mary Smith and Hazel Reece.

Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 26th at Britton Funeral Home in Manchester, KY. Burial will follow in the Daniel Smith Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 6:00 PM on Thursday, May 25th at Britton Funeral Home in Manchester, KY.

Britton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Shriner’s Onion Sales

Ronnie “Onion Man” Gay would like to thank everyone who purchased Sweet Vidalia Onions in support of the Shriner’s. All proceeds are use to transport locals to Shrine Hospitals. He would like say a special thank you to the churches, organizations and individuals who helped. Onions are available at Benge Farm Supply as long as supplies last. The Onions are sold through the Leslie County Shrine Club a branch of Oleika Shrine Temple in Lexington.

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Pride Grant

The Clay County Fiscal Court receive a $1000.00 grant associated with the 2016 Spring Pride cleanup. The award was announced by Pride President/CEO Tammie Wilson. 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of PRIDE. The anniversary theme is “a generation of change”

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