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CCDC Open House

Clay County Detention Center will hold an Open House Thursday December 21 from 9 AM till 11 AM, 1 PM till 3 PM and 5 PM till 7 PM. Everyone must be cleared by metal sector and you can have no purses, cameras or cell phones. If you are under the age of 21 you must sign a waiver to enter secured areas. Refreshments will be served. For information call 606-598-2133.


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Operation Christmas Child

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Volunteers from the Cumberland Valley, KY Area Team are celebrating the collection of 11,400 gift-filled shoeboxes that will remind children around the world they are loved and not forgotten. The Cumberland Valley, KY Area Team is now thanking the Manchester community for their generous contributions already on their way to children in need worldwide. For many of these children, the shoebox gift will be the first gift they ever receive. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.


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Buckhorn Dinning Hall to Close for Winter

Three Kentucky state resort parks will temporarily close some operations this winter to allow renovations to be completed and to limit park expenses, Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland announced. The lodge and dining hall will be closed at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park in Perry County Jan. 1- April 30, 2018. Full time staff will be assigned projects at this or other state parks during this period of reduced hours. Buckhorn State Resort Park has adopted seasonal scheduling in previous years due to a low number of guest bookings. The park’s five cottages will remain open to the public.


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Dan Lawson Place

One of the most popular vacation destinations for people in Clay County is in the far eastern part of the Great Smokey Mountain State Park called Cades Cove. One of the stops on the driving tours on Cades Cove is the Dan Lawson Place. Dan Lawson is the Great Great Grandpa of Manchester Enterprise columnist Clay Lawson.


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Walk to Bethlehem

The annual Walk to Bethlehem will be Sunday, December 17 at 6:00 PM beginning at the Oneida Baptist Institute Chapel. This is always a special time of reflecting on the Savior’s birth as groups travel a luminary-lit path from the main campus to the “manger,” stopping along the way to hear the good news in word and song! There is a shuttle bus to return groups to the main campus from the farm. This event is sponsored by the OBI FFA chapter.


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Agriculture in the Classroom

Big Creek Elementary hosted Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom. Ms Jennifer Elwell presented the program on Kentucky Agriculture and the many ways it influences our lives. The students then moved to the different stations for hands on activities. Clay County Farm Bureau provides this program to Clay County Schools each year.


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Panco Adds Ark

The Panco Community Church in Clay County has added a new aspect to their playground, a large 30-foot ark. Jerry Rice, the pastor at the church said this does more than just provide a place for families to come, it helps keep them out of drugs, a big problem in the area.


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Rice receives WKU award


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Bowling Green, Kentucky – Western Kentucky University undergraduate students Meghan Rice, Amanda Poole, and Tradesha Chatman were honored in their University Experience classes for winning undergraduate research awards. Rice, a first-year student from Manchester, Kentucky, received the award for her annotated resource list based on the TED talk “How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger’s” by Alix Generous. Her instructor was Fallon Willoughby.


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