The Manchester Enterprise: News

Springing Eternal

A carpenter with the county, Larry France, helped to design and build a more convenient spot for people who prefer spring water in the Oneida community. County Judge Executive Joe Asher says that after receiving several complaints issued by Oneida residents about the growth of weeds around the area. “We hope that this will make getting the spring water there more convenient, and we feel the people of that community are very deserving,” says Judge Asher.


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Clay Students to Get Leg Up

Clay County students will soon be seeing the benefits of a federal program that is designed to improve educational achievement and healthy development.

Clay County’s Federal Program Coordinator Susan Burgan told the members of the school board Monday night that Clay, Jackson and Owsley counties are to receive assistance through Berea College for a $30 million Promise Neighborhood Grant.

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Two injured at Burning Springs


A Burning Springs woman, 79-year-old Marina Marcum, was transported to Manchester Memorial Hospital Monday for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries she received in a two-vehicle accident on KY 421 at Burning Springs.  She is shown here just after being pulled from her car.  According to Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Randy Rader, Marcum pulled her Dodge Neon out from North Manchester Water into the path of a Nissan Altima driven by Jonathan Wagers, 28 of Manchester.  Wagers was also taken to the hospital.  Rhonda Frost, 28 of Manchester, and two small children, Emily Wagers and Jonathan Wagers, were passengers in the Wagers vehicle.  They were not transported.  The accident occurred at 9:10 a. m.

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Memorial Hospital Welcomes Two New OB/GYN Physicians

Ian Sink, DO, OB/GYN and Sandra Murphy, MD, OB/GYN recently joined the medical team at Willowbrook Women’s Center.   Dr. Sink and Dr. Murphy began work on January 2 and are looking forward to working with the women of this community.  With the departure of Dr. Boborodea, these doctors will step in to provide medical services for both new and current patients.
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Beauty and the Beast


Monday’s snow left a scene of pastoral beauty at Big Hickory Golf Course.  Clay County’s schools closed early as some roads became slick.  Sunshine and near whiteout conditions alternated through the day, and led to 14 automobile accidents in the county.  According to Manchester Dispatch, there were 10 accidents reported to them.  None had injuries.  Kentucky State Police in London had reports of four accidents in Clay County.  One injury was reported.  Two of the mishaps involved vehicles sliding off the roadway.  “The first snow incident was yesterday here in the county,” reported John Dobson, public information officer with the Kentucky Department of Highways.  “The state is well stocked (with salt) and we do not anticipate any shortages for the remainder of the season.”

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