The Manchester Enterprise: News

Liquor Mart and Liquor World Receive Packaged Licenses

Liquor Mart of Manchester LLC and Liquor World Express of Manchester have been named as the recipients of the retail packaged liquor licenses Tuesday.

This is according to Alcohol Beverage Control Officer Patrick Robinson, who received official word from State ABC Distilled Spirits Administrator Danny Reed Tuesday evening.

The licenses will not be officially issued until Wednesday, says Robinson.

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Pat House Leaves Legacy

A Clay County legend was laid to rest Friday. Though he is gone, his legacy will remain a staple of Clay County’s history.


Pat House, 90, of Manchester, passed away at his home Tuesday.

Pat was well known in the Manchester community as the owner and operator of Pat’s Snack Bar. Established in 1949, Pat’s Snack Bar was, for many years, one of the only restaurants where you could get a burger, chips, and a pop for one dollar.

Pat’s reputation for grilling up delicious burgers has been fastened in Manchester’s past for over 60 years, and will carry on after his death.

Pat is described by his son, Maurice House, as a man of great work ethic and integrity.

“He was a great father, a man of great integrity,” said House.

A long-time friend of Pat, James Phillips, says Pat House was a man he looked up to.

“I looked up to him because he was a basketball player, a business man, and a friend. Pat worked very hard and always had good advice, whether it was about life or finances,” says Phillips.

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Baby Clarissa Laid to Rest

Sester Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter

Baby Clarissa was laid to rest Monday at the Ball Cemetery on Sextons Creek the same day the man accused in her death pleaded not guilty in court.

A preliminary hearing has been set for November 28 for Bobby Sester, 23, of Oneida, for the charges of second-degree manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Clarissa Danielle Burkhart, the 14-month-old daughter of Curtis and Jessica Burkhart, died Thursday after she was run over by a truck driven by Sester.

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Slone Faces Charges in State Garage Thefts

A month and a half long investigation into recent thefts from the State Highway Garage led to the arrest of Joseph Slone Monday.

Slone, 27, of Manchester, was charged with two counts of third degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking, says Sheriff Kevin Johnson.

Early in October, Kentucky State Police received a report that various items had been stolen from the State Highway Garage. More than a week ago, the State Highway Department reported even more tools missing, says Sheriff Johnson.

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Walgreens Says They’re Not Looking

Short Says He’s Not Selling

A spokesperson with Walgreen’s said they were not looking at bringing a Walgreen’s to Manchester Tuesday.

“We have nothing slated for that area at this time,” said Robert Elfinger, the Media Relations person with Walgreens.

Sources had indicated that Walgreens was interested in buying property here, but Walgreens denies their interest in the area.

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