2-21-18 Edition on News Stands Wednesday!

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2-21-18

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TIGERS TAKE TITLES AT KBA TOURNEY

Coach Denver Word’s 8th grade team thwarts Knox Co. twice

Coach Denver Word (left) and his 8th grade CCMS KBA tourney champions

Coach Denver Word (left) and his 8th grade CCMS KBA tourney champions

Coach Denver Word’s 8th grade Tiger team took first place in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Showcase over the weekend at the Kentucky Basketball Academy (KBA) in Lexington.

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CCHS Christmas Concert

The Clay County High School Music Department Christmas Concert was held at the CCHS Auditorium. The high school choir sang “All I want for Christmas is You” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. The Children’s Choir sang “Winter Wonderland” and “Jingle Bells”. The Band played “Jingle Bell Jazz” and “The Names’ Clause, Santa Clause”.

(photo by Brian Smallwood)


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Three Die In Wreck that shut down Parkway near Manchester

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Clay County Coroner Danny Finley has identified three people killed in a crash on the Hal Rogers Parkway.  Judy Ann Adams Pennington, Charlene Lowe and Tiffany Williams all died in the wreck. Williams was about eight months pregnant. All three were from Leslie County.

http://www.wymt.com/content/news/Wreck-shuts-down-Hal-Rogers-Parkway-outside-Manchester-coroner-called-to-scene-362985881.html

The accident stopped traffic on the Parkway between Manchester and Big Creek (Photo by Brian Smallwood)

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New Program seeks to help Clay Veterans

Program serves low income, homeless and at-risk rural veterans

The Reaching Rural Veterans Initiative is a new effort that will help address the needs of veterans in Clay County. Started by the VHA Office of Rural Health and working with the Military Research Institute at Purdue University in Indiana, the VA Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and The Remnant Bread of Life Church and Food Pantry in Manchester this program desires to help our veterans.

Greta Raleigh, Program Director at the Remnant Food Pantry said, “We just want our veterans and their families to know we care about them. We are here to pray with them, assist them with food, or just sit and talk if that’s what they need or want. We want to say thank you to all of our veterans for their service and the sacrifices that they and their families have made.”

If you are a veteran or know a veteran in Clay County please come by the food pantry or call for more information. They are located at 1 Fayette Properties Suite 1-E or call 606-598-8888 for more information. A day has been set aside each month for just veterans and their families. Come and be a part of this new program.

The program was recently featured on WYMT-TV

http://www.wymt.com/content/news/Veterans-receive-free-meal-in-Clay-County–362860951.html

 

 

NO ARREST IN DOUBLE MURDER

Elderly couple shot, killed in driveway of their home; authorities quiet on possible motives, suspects

State Police Detective MICHAEL KING (standing) and Sheriff Kevin Johnson (far right) and officers with the KSP Crime Scene Investigation Task Force prepare to process the scene of the double homicide at the home of Leon and Shirley Jackson. Photo courtesy of Clay Co. Coroner Office.

State Police Detective MICHAEL KING (standing) and Sheriff Kevin Johnson (far right) and officers with the KSP Crime Scene Investigation Task Force prepare to process the scene of the double homicide at the home of Leon and Shirley Jackson. Photo courtesy of Clay Co. Coroner Office.

State police are keeping a tight seal on news of possible leads in a double murder near Manchester last week.

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Clay couple loved by many

LEON and SHIRLEY JACKSON, recently became active in church. Shirley is a former employee of the Laurel Creek Health Care Center and was loved by the staff.

LEON and SHIRLEY JACKSON, recently became active in church. Shirley is a former employee of the Laurel Creek Health Care Center and was loved by the staff.

Family and friends of Shirley Fee Jackson will gather together Thursday night at Britton Funeral Home to say good-bye to a member of the Jackson family for the second time this week.

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RICHIE FARMER SET FOR RELEASE FRIDAY

RICHIE FARMER will be released Friday. His father Richard will celebrate his 70th birthday that day and says this is the best present he could ever get.

RICHIE FARMER will be released Friday. His father Richard will celebrate his 70th birthday that day and says this is the best present he could ever get.

Getting older is something that most don’t look forward to. But for Richard Farmer, getting older on Friday is a special day for him, his son Richie will be coming home.

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Deadline nearing for Republican Caucus

Participants must be registered by December 31

If you’re interested in participating in the first Republican Caucus to choose the Republican nominee for President of the United States in Kentucky, you better be registered by December 31st for the party.

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BALLARD RUINED

Tigers come from behind to clutch victory from old rival Bruins

Trey Farmer scored his 1,000 point of his Tiger career in a win over Louisville Ballard Saturday night in the Bobby Keith Classic. Photo by Mark Hoskins.

Trey Farmer scored his 1,000 point of his Tiger career in a win over Louisville Ballard Saturday night in the Bobby Keith Classic. Photo by Mark Hoskins.

Just like in 1987, Clay mounted a comeback to steal a win over Louisville Ballard Saturday night in the Bobby Keith Classic, 81-77. The win was exemplified with a Blake Smith dunk with only seconds remaining.

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