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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Kentucky Softball — For the Love of the Game

Photo by Gary Moyers TCP

For the Love of the Game—By John Huang

The UK Softball team advanced through the NCAA Lexington Regional on Sunday with an exhilarating 4-2 win over Illinois. The Wildcats, riding the golden arms of senior Meagan Prince and Junior Erin Rethlake together with the sizzling bat of freshman Alex Martens, swept through DePaul and the Illini twice this weekend to survive the double elimination format. Coach Rachel Lawson’s crew now stands with an impressive 39-17 overall record for the year. The unpredictable Wildcats were .500 in the always murderous SEC gauntlet, knocking off nationally ranked powerhouses such as Florida and Texas A&M along the way. Next up for Kentucky will be the NCAA Super Regional round, a familiar Wildcat stomping ground in four of the past five years. “The one thing that I can guarantee is that this team knows how to fight,” Coach Lawson recently said. As I covered the Softball Wildcats throughout this season, I frequently questioned what motivated the team to always battle and fight at such a high level.

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