December 6 Edition on News Stands Wednesday!

December 6 Edition on News Stands Wednesday!

12-6-17

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NO SURPRISE

Hacker, Paces Creek capture preseason tournament

It wasn’t a surprise to see Hacker and Paces Creek win the Memorial Hospital Preseason Tournament as they’re both predicted as top teams in their divisions.

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OPENING WEEKEND

Deer totals dropping since 2011; gun season starts Saturday

Declining deer numbers in the county could be blamed on a decrease in the acorn crop.

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WHEN COAL WAS KING

Over 45 years ago, B. Ray Thompson started Shamrock Coal Company from a little mine on Ulysse’s Creek near the Clay/Leslie Co. line. His coal company was a big part of the history of Clay County.

Shamrock Coal Company founder B. Ray Thompson was in Clay County last week with a film crew at his first mine site on Ulysses’s Creek near the Clay/Leslie line. Photo by James Phillips.

Shamrock Coal Company founder B. Ray Thompson was in Clay County last week with a film crew at his first mine site on Ulysses’s Creek near the Clay/Leslie line. Photo by James Phillips.

Back when Coal was King most people considered B. Ray Thompson, Jr. the King of Coal in Eastern Kentucky and Western Virginia.

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CHASE WRECKAGE LEAVES ONE JAILED

Walters faces auto theft, wanton endangerment charges following Fox Hollow police chase

A Manchester woman is facing several charges including auto theft and wanton endangerment following a run from police Sunday.
Manchester Police Sargent Jeff Collett observed a red Chevrolet S-10 truck that had been reported to officers as stolen a couple weeks earlier.

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REX GREER NAMED NEW FIRST NATIONAL LEADER

Bank will be remodeling the Manchester Square branch; new drive-thru lanes, parking lot coming

FNB executive vice-president LUKE SHEPHERD and new bank CEO REX GREER say a lot of changes are coming for the bank in the near future. Photo by Jim Wilson.

FNB executive vice-president LUKE SHEPHERD and new bank CEO REX GREER say a lot of changes are coming for the bank in the near future. Photo by Jim Wilson.

Both physical and personnel changes are occurring at First National Bank of Manchester. Rex Greer has taken over the role of President and CEO upon the retirement of Linda Gilbert.

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