Lady Tigers pick up two more wins

Clay falls to Rockcastle on the road; beats Owsley County, Jackson County

Shelby Phillips launches a half-court shot just as time expired at the end of the second quarter. She made the shot to give her team the lead. Photo by James Phillips.

Shelby Phillips launches a half-court shot just as time expired at the end of the second quarter. She made the shot to give her team the lead. Photo by James Phillips.

The Lady Tigers are starting to find a ‘high’ gear as post season play looms upon us.

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Griffin murder trial delayed

Dwight Hughes to stand trial March 14 over 2014 shooting death of Brian Griffin, assault of shooting victim Jason Roberts

The trial date has been postponed until March 14 in the murder case against Dwight Douglas Hughes, age 61, of Fogertown, according to kycourts.net. The trial had been scheduled for Friday (February 5) in Jackson County.

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Judge vents frustration over DNA testing results

Accused appear in court for bond reduction hearing

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ASHLEY LAWSON (LEFT) and THOMAS MIRACLE appeared in Clay Circuit Court Monday for a bond reduction hearing.

“We don’t want to wait four or five years to get this case going” said Circuit Judge Oscar House Monday afternoon in describing his frustration over the period of time it is taking to get DNA and other forensic test results in the case of four defendants charged in the murder of Trevor Dykes.

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Former magistrate passes

CLINTON JOHNSON former magistrate in the Burning Springs community, died after a valiant fight against cancer.

CLINTON JOHNSON former magistrate in the Burning Springs community, died after a valiant fight against cancer.

A former Clay County magistrate has died after a valiant fight with cancer. Clinton Johnson, age 77, served Burning Springs, Fogertown, and Pin Hook communities as a Magistrate.

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‘THE CHAMPS’

FIRST NATIONAL BANK ELEMENTARY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Burning Springs caps off undefeated season with 41-31 victory over the Hacker Wildcats

Burning Springs’ Damien Duff attempts to get off a shot while Hacker’s Luke Nicholson applies the defensive pressure in the championship game. Photo by Tanner Hoskins.

Burning Springs’ Damien Duff attempts to get off a shot while Hacker’s Luke Nicholson applies the defensive pressure in the championship game. Photo by Tanner Hoskins.

It’s been over 20 years since Burning Springs had captured a boy’s basketball championship. They put that streak to an end Saturday night with a 41-31 win in the First National Bank Tournament championship.

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GILBERT HAS JERSEY RETIRED

Finished career as all-time leader in points, assists, steals

Jayme ‘Skooly’ Gilbert was honored Tuesday night as her jersey was retired at Clay County High School.

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SO CLOSE

Lady Tigers valiant effort comes up a little short in final minute loss

By Les Dixon Staff Writer

Whitney Sizemore makes a move to the basket in Clay’s loss. Photo by Mark Hoskins.

Whitney Sizemore makes a move to the basket in Clay’s loss. Photo by Mark Hoskins.

It took North Laurel more than 11 years to finally beat Clay County and now the Lady Jaguars have accomplished the feat twice in just a week.

But it wasn’t easy, though. If there is a silver-lining in a loss, Clay County found one in this one.

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JAGUARS SLAM TIGERS 61-57

North’s Broughton has buzzer-beater dunk to secure Jaguars top seed in upcoming district

By Les Dixon Staff Writer

North’s Jarrett Lipps goes in for the block against Clay’s Wes Wolfe. Photo by Mark Hoskins.

North’s Jarrett Lipps goes in for the block against Clay’s Wes Wolfe. Photo by Mark Hoskins.

When 49th District rivals Clay County and North Laurel meet on the court, you can expect one thing – the game will be a nail biter.

Tuesday match-up would be no different.

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