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Sizemore really lived

Col. T.C. Sizemore passes at 94; wore many different hats in his career, former newspaper editor, teacher, sheriff of Clay County

By Mark Hoskins
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Col. T.C. Sizemore passes at 94; wore many different hats in his career, former newspaper editor, teacher, sheriff of Clay County

Col. T.C. Sizemore passes at 94; wore many different hats in his career, former newspaper editor, teacher, sheriff of Clay County

Revolutionary William Wallace once said, “Every man dies. Not every man lives.”

Not many get to actually live their life, most just go through the motions.

T.C. Sizemore really lived and his life was an inspiration to many over the years. He passed away Saturday at the age of 94.

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‘Boots’ will be missed by many

GERALDINE ‘BOOTS’ SMITH is shown being sworn in as a member of the Clay County School Board.

GERALDINE ‘BOOTS’ SMITH is shown being sworn in as a member of the Clay County School Board.

“Boots will surely be missed here in our county.” says Clay Lawson, talking about his good friend and fellow Sunday School teacher Geraldine “Boots” Smith who passed away Saturday. Most people who knew “Boots” share that same sentiment. That is especially true of her New Home Baptist Church family.

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TIGERS GOING AFTER 10th TITLE

Rematch with Knott County Central to open WYMT Mountain Classic on Wednesday, January 6th at 8:30 p.m.

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Clay County will be seeking their 10th WYMT Mountain Classic title as they open tournament play with the homestanding Knott County Central Patriots, Wednesday, January 6th at 8:30 p.m. at Knott County High School.

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TIGERS SLIP PAST WHITLEY

Wolfe, Sexton lead Clay to 53-41 win

Blake Smith (left) and Tyler Gray put the defensive squeeze on this Whitley County player during the Tigers 53-41 win Monday night. Photo by Les Nicholson.

Blake Smith (left) and Tyler Gray put the defensive squeeze on this Whitley County player during the Tigers 53-41 win Monday night. Photo by Les Nicholson.

Whitley County had the size advantage, but the talent of Clay County was just too much for the Colonels as the Tigers won their semi-final matchup, 53-41 Monday night in the Cumberland Falls Invitational.

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WOLFE NAMED TOP RECEIVER

Three others named to ALL-SEKC team

Wes Wolfe was named the Receiver of the Year in SEKC 3A/5A.

Wes Wolfe was named the Receiver of the Year in SEKC 3A/5A.

Several Tiger football players received SEKC honors recently.

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Shop with the Sheriff

Several local police were on hand for the “Shop with the Sheriff”. The program started at the County Community Center were over 100 kids were fed pizza before they were loaded onto a bus and taken to Walmart to shop. (photos by Jim Wilson)

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FIVE KILLLED: Gibson charged with murder

Update: The driver of the truck that caused the accident that killed five people on the Hal Rogers Parkway has be charged with four counts of Murder and DUI by the Kentucky State Police.

Jason Gibson age 40 of Big Creek was charged with: murder (four counts); wanton endangerment (first degree); fetal homicide (first degree) and operating motor vehicle under influence (alcohol/drugs/etc.) (first offense).

Leslie Co. family dies in head-on parkway crash

CHARLENE LEWIS died at the scene of the accident.

CHARLENE LEWIS died at the scene of the accident.

JUDY ADAMS PENNINGTON died at the scene.

JUDY ADAMS PENNINGTON died at the scene.

KYSON PENNINGTON, 2, died at the U.K. Medical Center

KYSON PENNINGTON, 2, died at the U.K. Medical Center

TIFFANY WILLIAMS and her unborn son perished in the crash.

TIFFANY WILLIAMS and her unborn son perished in the crash.

Funeral services were held Wednesday for five victims of a terrible accident that shut down the Hal Rogers Parkway Friday.

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‘NO TRUE BILL’ IN SHOOTING

Joe B. Collins released in shooting of his niece

Joe B. Collins was released from the Clay County Detention Center Thursday after a Clay County Grand Jury failed to return a True Bill against him, according to the Commonwealth Attorney’s office. He had been charged in the shooting death of his niece.

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