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December 13 Edition on News Stands Wednesday!

12-13-17

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TIGERS TAKE CORBIN TO THE WOODSHED

Clay racks up possibly the most lopsided win in the rivalry’s history

By Les Dixon
Staff Writer

Will Sexton battles Corbin’s Cam Sizemore for a loss ball in the Tigers 77-45 rout of the Redhounds last week. Photo by Mark Hoskins.

Will Sexton battles Corbin’s Cam Sizemore for a loss ball in the Tigers 77-45 rout of the Redhounds last week. Photo by Mark Hoskins.

MANCHESTER — The Clay County Tigers looked in mid-season form while the Corbin Redhounds looked like they are a work in progress during Monday’s contest.

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Hunting Continues

5-yr.-old Tucker Hammons Smith killed his first deer, an 11 pt. with a 23 inch spread.

5-yr.-old Tucker Hammons Smith killed his first deer, an 11 pt. with a 23 inch spread.

Michael Spurlock bagged this 14 pt. buck over the weekend.

Michael Spurlock bagged this 14 pt. buck over the weekend.

Southern Brothers help Laurel Creek Residents have a Merry Christmas

Members of the Southern Brothers and several students from Big Creek Elementary School were on hand Sunday at Laurel Creek Health Care Center to present several residents with gifts candy and cards. The Southern Brothers also presented a 50-inch TV to be used in the Rec Room.

Shop with a Tiger

Coach Robert Marcum and the Clay County Tiger basketball team were at Walmart for the “Shop with a Tiger” program. One basketball player from each grade school was host by the Tigers and allowed to choose Christmas gifts.

Christmas Bazaar Photo Album

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Christmas Bazaar Photo Album – Part 1 of 3

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Kentucky State Police, Post 11 traffic safety checkpoints

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The Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London, which provides coverage for Clay, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance and registration violations.

Clay native charged in murder of Madison County dispatcher

DUSTIN SPARKS, of Sexton’s Creek, has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a Madison County dispatcher. Sparks told police he committed the crime because he was in fear for his life.

DUSTIN SPARKS, of Sexton’s Creek, has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a Madison County dispatcher. Sparks told police he committed the crime because he was in fear for his life.

Police say a friendly get together among friends turned deadly and left a Clay County man charged with murder in a stabbing at an Owsley County home Friday night, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Robert Purdy.

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STIVERS LAUDED IN WASHINGTON

State senator awarded Legislator of the Year for nation

State Senator ROBERT STIVERS was named the Legislator of the Year in an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. last week. Stivers is shown here with his wife REGINA, Clay Circuit Clerk JAMES PHILLIPS, MARIAN DAVIS, Knox Co. Clerk MIKE COREY and congressman HAL ROGERS. Photo by Jay Nolan.

State Senator ROBERT STIVERS was named the Legislator of the Year in an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. last week. Stivers is shown here with his wife REGINA, Clay Circuit Clerk JAMES PHILLIPS, MARIAN DAVIS, Knox Co. Clerk MIKE COREY and congressman HAL ROGERS. Photo by Jay Nolan.

In Kentucky, we understand what being the best in the nation means. From basketball to horseracing, we know that even when blessed with great talent, becoming number one also requires focus, skill, some luck, and tremendous amounts of old fashioned hard work.

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ARNETT’S FORK STANDOFF

Robert Collins hides under bed; standoff lasts two hours

When Clay County Sheriff Deputies went to a home on Arnetts Fork Road, just off Double Creek in Red Bird, Monday evening to serve an indictment warrant, they ended up in a two-hour standoff with a convicted felon with a gun.

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