Jim Wilson

Free summer meals

Big Creek Missions is providing free summer meals & Transportation for kids! In addition to our locations, if your church or organization would like assistance with free meals for your VBS or event, please email info@bigcreekmissions.com. For a ride, text 859-379-5460. Weekdays: Goose Rock Elementary: 1:45-2:15 PM; Paces Creek: 11:00-11:30 AM; Governors Campground: 1:45-2:15 PM; Splash Pad: 1:45-2:15 PM.


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High-speed broadband

Brett Traver, executive director of Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED), introduces the eight finalists in the Moving Eastern Kentucky Forward with Broadband initiative. The finalists are London Utility Commission, Hazard Community and Technical College, Jackson Energy Cooperative, Addiction Recovery Care LLC, Interapt, Kentucky Innovation Network, University of the Cumberlands, and Eastern Telephone & Technologies.


The promise of accessible, high-speed broadband is motivating communities in Eastern Kentucky to come up with creative, innovative projects that will move Kentucky forward and create training and employment opportunities in a 21st Century digital economy. Eight finalists in the Moving Eastern Kentucky Forward with Broadband initiative pitched ideas for short- and long-term economic development projects that would leverage the state’s broadband initiative, KentuckyWired, to a panel of potential regional, state, and national funding agencies.


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Liquor World Owner Charged with Breaking Liquor Law

After being charged with breaking a liquor law he once tried to change, a Kentucky lawmaker is speaking out for the first time to WKYT. Police cited Morgan for the same alcohol violation back in 2015. A Clay County judge dismissed the case against Morgan calling the law unconstitutional. Rep. Wesley Morgan of Richmond owns a chain of Liquor World stores. You can watch the full interview with Rep. Morgan on Kentucky Newsmakers with Bill Bryant this Sunday at 6 a.m. on WKYT.


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Rogers Scholars

Clay County students Gabriel Crockett and Shelby Phillips have been selected by The Center for Rural Development to attend the 2017 Rogers Scholars program. Phillips and Crockett, both sophomores at Clay County High School, will join 62 high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky this summer for the 20th annual Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.


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Carloftis Garden

Eastern Kentucky University will hold a dedication ceremony for Carloftis Garden on Friday, May 12. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the garden, which is located near the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and Park Drive, adjacent to Turner Gate and New Martin Hall, construction of which will be complete this year. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony. The ceremony will include special remarks from Jon Carloftis, the Rockcastle County native and internationally renowned landscape designer who designed the campus space. Carloftis is a grandson of the late Verda Marcum and Bobby Bowling of Manchester.


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KSP Post 11 to Honor Fallen Troopers


Trooper Elmer Mobley, Jr.


May 14-20, 2017 has been designated National Peace Officer’s Memorial Week. As a part of the Kentucky State Police’s annual observance of this somber time, wreaths will be placed on the graves of the two Troopers, in the Post 11, London area, who died in the line of duty serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky. On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 10:30 AM, KSP Post 11 personnel will place a wreath at the grave of Trooper Elmer Mobley, Jr., at the Oneida Settlement School Cemetery, on Potter Branch Road off KY Highway 11 north of Oneida in Clay County.


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Occupational License

The County Clerks Office has Occupational License for sale to businesses that have Restaurant, Tobacco Products, Soft Drinks and Ice Cream as well as Pool Tables. Current licenses that are issued will expire on June 30, 2017 and are available to be issued or renewed at this time.


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