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Assistant Pastor to Recover from Tree Stand Fall

Todd Hicks, Assistant Pastor at Manchester Pentecostal Church, is expected to recover after a serious fall from a tree stand Monday.

Hicks was taken to UK Hospital after his fall, where he underwent surgery.

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Shaker’s Re-Opens Under Original Ownership

Shaker’s Pizza of Manchester has re-opened under its original owner.

Bobby Roberts, who founded the pizza chain, says Shaker’s Pizza is dedicated to giving the community better pizza for a better price.

Shaker’s re-opened on Christmas Eve. Roberts says that business is booming.

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Unemployment Rates Rise 12.8 Percent in Clay

Unemployment rates fell in 114 Kentucky counties between November 2010 and November 2011, while six county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Jackson County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 15.1 percent. It was followed by Fulton County, 14.2 percent; Magoffin County, 14 percent; McCreary County, 13.9 percent; Meade County, 13.5 percent; Clay County, 12.8 percent; Bell County, 12.7 percent; Lee County, 12.4 percent; Menifee County, 12.3 percent and Wayne County, 12.2 percent.

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Gilbert Named FNB Interim-President

First National Bank of Manchester is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Interim-President, Lynda Gilbert.

Gilbert has worked at First National Bank for 40 years, and says she’s excited to be serving the community through her official capacity at the bank. Prior to being named Interim-President, Gilbert has served as CEO for the bank since 2005.

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Businessman and Philanthropist Jim Rose Passes


James Lawrence “Jim” Rose, age 73, died in Lexington, KY, on December 19, 2011, of complications from a recent heart attack.

Rose was a well known businessman and philanthropist from Clay County.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy Sizemore Rose, and by his son, James F. “Jamie” Rose (and his wife, Kris) and by his daughter, Sonya Rose Hiler (and her husband, Ken), all of Lexington, KY.

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