2-21-18 Edition on News Stands Wednesday!

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CCHS student dies in tragic accident

The Laurel County corner has reported that Christopher Hubbard age 17 has been killed as a result of an accident on HWY 192 in London near the Somerset Community College entrance. The accident is being investigated by the London Police Department.

According to social media Chris was a senior at Clay County High School. The accident occurred about 3:30 PM Thursday. A second passenger in the car, Cameron Asher was flown out by helicopter. His condition is not known at this time.

According to eyewitnesses at the scene the medical helicopter landed near the scene.

Heating assistance funds available for residents in need

Matching donations “pay it forward” to assist with utility bills

As the region’s unusually mild temperatures decline into those more typical of the season, some area residents may have trouble keeping their homes comfortable. For many, it’s during these times that we could all use the support of those around us.


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To assist community members who may have difficulty paying their heating bills during the winter months, Kentucky Utilities Company reminds customers the utility matches donations of residential customers who wish to “pay it forward” by contributing to WinterCare Energy Fund, the utility’s primary heating assistance program. The company matches these donations, $1 for $1, throughout the entire year.
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Jackson Energy Youth Tour Program

Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation’s capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.


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The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America’s rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.
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Tax Check-off to Help Communities Showcase History

A new tax check-off program debuting on the 2015 Kentucky state income tax return is designed to help build stronger history organizations across the commonwealth and instill pride in its communities.


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Donations for Kentucky’s Local History Trust Fund will help local historical organizations — museums, cemetery preservation groups, educators, genealogical societies and more — meet professional standards and share their community’s role in Kentucky’s development.
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Promise Zone marks two-year anniversary

More than $223 million in total funding announced

More than $223 million in funding has been announced in the eight-county Promise Zone since its designation two years ago.


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That means programs in Bell, Harlan, Letcher, Perry, Leslie, Clay, Knox and part of Whitley are seeing greater investments in areas such as online learning and other education initiatives, workforce training, business financing, broadband, infrastructure projects, tourism, and housing and energy-efficiency projects.
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Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament

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Kentucky State Police Post 11, London is hosting the 2016 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament on Saturday, April 23 (2016). It will be held at the General Burnside Island State Park Boat Ramp.


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Blast off at safe light, weigh-in at 4:00 PM. Entry fee is $100.00 per boat ( 2 people per boat ) with a 5-fish limit. Payout will be determined by number of entries.
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Third Annual Tribal Gathering

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The Tribe Of The Whitetop Band Of Native Indians Third Annual Tribal Gathering of the True Indigenous Native People of the America’s (Turtle Island) will be held Friday through Sunday on June 10, 11 and 12 at Beech Creek Recreation Center (Bert T. Combs Park) Governor’s RV and Campgrounds.


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The sign-in and celebration will be held each day from 10 AM until 10 PM (Sunday until noon).
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Be Smart About Your Heart

Manage the ABCs of Diabetes
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Many people with diabetes do not realize that having diabetes increases their chances of having a heart attack or stroke. While most people may think about diabetes-related health problems such as kidney disease, blindness and amputation, adults with diabetes are nearly two times more likely to die from heart disease or stroke than a person without diabetes.


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If you have diabetes, the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) and the Clay County Health Department wants you to know that you can lower your chance of having a heart attack or stroke by managing your Diabetes ABCs.
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White wins full tuition scholarship to UK

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Will White, the son of Joe and Beth White of Manchester, received four scholarships as a result of being the first place individual at the Math Counts chapter competition at Somerset Community College.


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He received a full tuition scholarship to the University of Kentucky, a $500 scholarship from the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, a $1000 renewable scholarship to Western Kentucky University, and a two-year scholarship to Somerset Community College.
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