March 29 Edition on News Stands Wednesday!

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Stivers on Whitley Mining Death

“I am saddened to hear of the tragic passing yesterday of coal miner Joseph Partin of Whitley County. Our community and our commonwealth grieve with his friends and family. This accident hits close to home with my family, as this young man worked with my son for a number of years. I offer my greatest condolences to all who knew and loved Mr. Partin.” Senate President Robert Stivers.


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Suspect possibly charged in body discovery

The body discovered Sunday on White’s Branch Rd. in Clay County has been identified as that of Shannon Vaughn, 36, of East Bernstadt Road in Laurel County. On Thursday morning, state police charged a known associate of Vaughn’s, Jeffrey Scott Taylor, 47, of 1136 Sasser Road, London; with murder and tampering of physical evidence. It is unknown if he has been charged with her murder, but Vaughn’s Facebook page has numerous photos of her and Taylor posted to it.
An official release has not been made in the case and we will keep you updated as we find out more information.

Largemouth Bass Removal Set for Jackson County’s Beulah Lake

The Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources plans to remove smaller largemouth bass from Beulah Lake, also known as Tyner Lake, in Jackson County to improve the quality of bass in the lake. The removed bass will be released into the ponds on the Rockcastle River Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The Engineering Division of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will install a courtesy dock on Beulah Lake this fall.


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Down-payment assistance loans

Two hundred low-income families each will receive a $10,500 downpayment assistance loan to help them with home purchases thanks to a $2.1 million grant awarded to Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union (ACFCU). Potential buyers, realtors and others needing further information about program participation should contact Curtis Montgomery, ACFCU’s Partner Support Coordinator, at (800) 378-3778, (423) 230-2648 or cmontgomery@myacfcu.org. ACFCU will partner with multiple housing-related organizations across Clay and 29 other counties in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee, and plans to complete the program over two years starting this month.


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Making an Impression

A free workshop for artists in and around Owsley County will be held from 1-4 PM April 1 at Owsley County Action Team, Old Highway 11 in Booneville. In business, making a first impression is important, but jewelry maker and business owner Theresa Jean Kibby of Somerset said artists who are taking their studios on the road to craft shows can do things to make that process a little easier. Kibby and Morehead artist Jennifer Reis will teach the workshop, titled “Marketing, Pricing and Making an Impression,” is one in a series of workshops for makers of handcrafted products.


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