October 11 on News Stands Wednesday!

October 11 on News Stands Wednesday!

10-11-17

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New head man for Tiger Football

Justin Combs with wife Tiffany and son Jace.

Justin Combs with wife Tiffany and son Jace.

Justin Combs was introduced Tuesday evening as the new Clay County High School football coach. According to a press release from Clay County School Superintend Amon Couch, “Combs is highly regarded as one of the rising stars in this region as assistant coach.”

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Sizemore agrees to plead guilty to shooting at Hicks

Reva Hicks

Reva Hicks

Gerald Lee (Jerry) Sizemore agreed to plead guilty to new federal charges and avoided a possible death penalty in the Eli Marcum murder case. The new charge of Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm was the result of a February (2013) incident when he shot at Reva Hicks. The other charge, Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone was listed in previous indictments.

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Manchester man arrested after leading police in chase

Joshua W. Smith

Joshua W. Smith

Joshua W. Smith, age 34 of Manchester was arrested in Lexington after evading police in Laurel County. Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office that several deputies had gotten in a pursuit in southern Laurel County. Smith was wanted in Laurel and surrounding counties for several Burglaries, Robberies and Thefts and was operating a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado that had been stolen from Yadens Auto Sales in London. Smith was also known to be armed and had made threats toward law enforcement. Smith successfully managed to evade police in the stolen truck.

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Stivers sworn in

A group of Clay County citizens were on hand for the swearing in of Senate President Robert Stivers. (L-R) Clay Circuit Clerk James Phillips, Memorial Hospital President Erica Skula, County Judge Joe Asher, Senator Stivers, Mayor James Ed Garrison, Memorial Hospital’s Eric Lundy, Magistrate Harrison Pennington, and former County Judge James Garrison.

A group of Clay County citizens were on hand for the swearing in of Senate President Robert Stivers. (L-R) Clay Circuit Clerk James Phillips, Memorial Hospital President Erica Skula, County Judge Joe Asher, Senator Stivers, Mayor James Ed Garrison, Memorial Hospital’s Eric Lundy, Magistrate Harrison Pennington, and former County Judge James Garrison.

New CCHS Football Coach Hired

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Clay County Public Schools Press Release

The CCHS football hiring committee announced that it had selected CCHS’s next head football call – Coach Justin Combs.  Coach Combs is highly regarded as one of the rising stars in this region as assistant coach.

He played for Breathitt County High School under Coach Mike Holcomb when they won the state championship in 2002 and even coached under Holcomb at Breathitt County for three seasons.  While coaching defense at BCHS, Coach Combs and the team reaching the Regional Finals all three seasons.

After Breathitt, Coach Combs went to Pike Central to coach under Coach John Paul Chapmman as defensive coordinator.  This past year, Coach Combs has served as teacher and defensive coordinator in Magoffin County.  As coach, Coach Combs has coached in a regional final game 4 out of 5 years as defensive coach and has coached for teams that have won 4 district titles out of 5 years.

He has a young family and is excited about moving to Clay County and getting plugged into the community.  The committee is planning a formal press conference and reception for Coach Combs and his family on Tuesday.

MMH Welcomes First Arrival of 2015

Caleb Dalton Ray and parents Daniel and Holly Ray

Caleb Dalton Ray and parents Daniel and Holly Ray

At 9:48 AM on January 1st, Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) welcomed its first baby born in 2015. A baby boy, Caleb Dalton Ray, was born to Daniel and Holly Ray. The baby weighed 8lbs, 3oz and measured 21 inches.

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