A local family will be without a home this Christmas after a massive fire swept through their home on Monday morning, destroying everything they own.
The fire, at 1200 Greenbriar Rd in Manchester, engulfed the home of Deborah Reid who was at work at Laurel Creek Healthcare when the fire broke out.
Clay County kids face too many challenges, says a recent index ranking by Kentucky KIDS COUNT. Perhaps of greatest concern is the widespread lack of economic security for many of our area children. In Clay County, 42.5% of children live in poverty. 13.5% of parents are unemployed, with 68% facing high rental cost burden. Children in poverty face substantial, long-term risks that stifle opportunities for later success.
Following a devastating fire that destroyed the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter, the shelter contracted to accept Clay County strays, hope is now on the horizon. Through an outpouring of donations, both monetary and equipment, and a reduced rental agreement on the former A&J Lawnmowers building, Clay, Knox, Whitley, and McCreary County strays will soon have a new home.
Larry "Cornbread" Barker, celebrated DJ and owner/operator of WKLB AM 1290 and FM 104.5 Radio in Clay County, passed away December 13, 2013 at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Manchester, KY. The popular DJ and U.S. Veteran was 71 years old.
This holiday season, Clay County, Manchester and state law enforcement will be cracking down on drunken drivers throughout the county during the aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign. From December 13, 2013, to January 1, 2014, state and local law enforcement will be watching for drunk drivers to help keep roads safe for holiday travelers.
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