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Forward in the Fifth Hosts Educational Conference

WHO/WHAT: The educational landscape during the past few decades in Kentucky has been characterized by significant change. Individuals, leaders, and communities alike have become more concerned with the quality and value of education and the positive role it has in shaping Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

Forward in the Fifth, in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, is awarding $9,000 in funding support to five educational groups—located in Southern and Eastern Kentucky—to advance educational attainment throughout the region in its latest round of Local Education Affiliate Program (LEAP) grants.

Six communities will each receive $1,500 to use as “seed money” to address an educational issue in their local area. School systems in Pulaski, Monroe, and Clay counties who were awarded LEAP grants earlier this year during the initial funding cycle will give a brief overview of their completed projects and how they are changing the lives of students in their communities.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, 10 a.m. (EST)

WHERE: The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15), Somerset, KY

FYI: U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05)—who along with a group of local community and business leaders founded Forward in the Fifth 25 years ago—is scheduled to address the award recipients and invited guests.

The funding is part of the second phase of Forward in the Fifth’s efforts to engage local communities in education. Funds will be used to develop a local affiliate and work collaboratively as a county to reduce educational challenges and strengthen educational progress in the future.

Forward in the Fifth, a non-profit organization and an affiliate of The Center, works to reverse low educational attainment levels in the Fifth Congressional District. The organization strives to engage community stakeholders to advance the value of education; serves as advocates to advance all education systems to improve educational attainment; and supports schools and stakeholders to secure needed resources to improve the quality of education within their local communities.


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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:31


Manchester Resident Saves Dog’s Life

A Manchester girl saved a dog’s life last week.

Kimmy Deaton, 23, of Manchester, is an animal fan. She can often be seen walking her own dog, Sandy, around town. Rain or shine, she and Sandy walk every day.

It was an average day for Deaton on Friday, October 14, when she heard a commotion outside her house.
“It sounded similar to a dogfight. I got in my car and drove around the neighborhood, but I never could find the source,” says Deaton. Deaton says she heard more noise later that day, and went outside to see what the fuss was about.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:30

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Attorney Cited for Public Intoxication

A Manchester Attorney, Anthony Short, 46, was cited for public intoxication Monday.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2011 15:11

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Eight People Arrested in Round Two

Operation Avalanche - Round 2





Eight people were arrested Thursday night in round two of a drug bust, which has jailed 25 alleged drug traffickers.

Several people were arrested in the Horse Creek community, and three people were picked up outside of Sibert’s Market, an area the Clay County Sheriff’s Department says they receive complaints about weekly.

Sheriff Kevin Johnson says he hopes to send a message to people dealing drugs in Clay County.

“If you are not going to stop dealing dope, you better find another county to move to, because we are not letting up.”

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2011 15:09





It was a cold and cloudy day more than four decades ago on December 30, 1970, when a tragedy that claimed the lives of 38 miners from Clay and Leslie County occurred.

On that day, many lives were lost, and seventy-seven children were left without fathers.

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