October 11 on News Stands Wednesday!

October 11 on News Stands Wednesday!

10-11-17

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New Board Members Informed About Money Crunch

Leewood Cornett and Anthony Lovett took the oath before the meeting got underway and they quickly learned the board is facing a money crunch in coming months.
Superintendent Dr. Amon Couch recognized the board members for all their work, as January is National Board of Education member month.

New school board members Anthony Lovett (left) and Leewood Cornett were sworn in by county clerk Mike Baker before their first meeting Monday. Lovett, pastor of Horse Creek Baptist was invited by Kentucky State Senate President Robert Stivers to lead the Governor, senators, house members and other elected officials in prayer at the start of the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address last night (Wednesday) in the House Chambers in the State Capitol Building.

New school board members Anthony Lovett (left) and Leewood Cornett were sworn in by county clerk Mike Baker before their first meeting Monday. Lovett, pastor of Horse Creek Baptist was invited by Kentucky State Senate President Robert Stivers to lead the Governor, senators, house members and other elected officials in prayer at the start of the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address last night (Wednesday) in the House Chambers in the State Capitol Building.

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Former District Judge Renee Muncy honored

Former District 41 District Judge Renee Muncy was honored during a retirement dinner at Manchester Community Center. She is pictured with her three circuit clerks and former clerk Bobby Morris. (L-R) Carmolitta Pace, Leslie County; Bobby Morris, Jackson County; Judge Muncy; Doris Ward, Jackson County and James Phillips, Clay County. (Photo courtesy of James Phillips).

Former District 41 District Judge Renee Muncy was honored during a retirement dinner at Manchester Community Center. She is pictured with her three circuit clerks and former clerk Bobby Morris. (L-R) Carmolitta Pace, Leslie County; Bobby Morris, Jackson County; Judge Muncy; Doris Ward, Jackson County and James Phillips, Clay County. (Photo courtesy of James Phillips).

Historical Bible Reading

Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society President M.C. Edwards participated in the public reading of the Bible in downtown Manchester.

Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society President M.C. Edwards participated in the public reading of the Bible in downtown Manchester.

History was made in Manchester over a 75-hour span when the entire text of the Bible was read in downtown Manchester.

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MANCHESTER PASTOR WILL LEAD INVOCATION FOR GOVERNOR’S STATE OF THE COMMONWEALTH ADDRESS AT INVITATION OF SENATE PRESIDENT

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Anthony Lovett, pastor of Horse Creek Baptist will present the invocation to the joint chambers of Kentucky’s General Assembly tomorrow night in Frankfort. Kentucky State Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester), the presiding officer of the general assembly, invited Lovett to lead the Governor, senators, house members and other elected officials in prayer at the start of the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address for 2015. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 PM, Wednesday, January 7, 2015, in the House Chambers in the State Capitol Building.

Big Creek man arrested for DUI on ATV

Donnie Smith

Donnie Smith

A Big Creek man was arrested for DUI on an ATV while transporting several cases of beer. Manchester Police Officer Logan Wolfe observed Donnie Smith, age 55 of Big Creek while he was on routine patrol. A four-wheeler at CMR Quick Stop which was loaded with several cases of beer. After an investigation Wolfe arrested Smith and charged him with operating ATV on roadway; no operators license; and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol.

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Sizemore asks “improper” FBI contact be included as evidence in murder case

Gerald L. Sizemore

Gerald L. Sizemore

*** UPDATE *** Kentucky.com is reporting that Jimmy Benge and Gerald Sizemore are expected to enter a guilty plea in this case…..

Gerald Lee (Jerry) Sizemore has asked a federal court to expand the scope of and continue an evidential hearing on Tuesday at the United States Courthouse in Lexington in the Eli Marcum murder case to hear “evidence of FBI misconduct and consider an appropriate remedy”.
Sizemore, Jimmy D. Benge and Vernon Renus “Red” Delph were charged with murder in the December (2012) brutal death of federal informant Eli Marcum in count two of a March (2013) federal indictment. Delph has entered a guilty plea and implicated Sizemore and Benge in the murder.

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Thompson, Willoughby, and Edwards indicted

Amber Willoughby

Amber Willoughby

Philip Thompson

Philip Thompson

Michael L. Edwards

Michael L. Edwards

Two high profile cases were the last two indictments returned by the Clay County Gray Jury in 2014. Amber Willoughby and Phillip Thompson were indicted in a child abuse case involving a four year old child. Michael Landon Edwards and his girlfriend and grandfather were indicted for a shooting that occurred in the WalMart parking lot.

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Pre-Trial Hearings scheduled in rape, assault and weapons cases

Quintin Metcalf

Quintin Metcalf

Bradley Minton

Bradley Minton

Pre-Trial hearings have been scheduled in Clay Circuit Court Monday January 5 for Quintin Metcalf, Wendy Mills, Rodney MacClaine Smith and Bradley Shawn Minton on various charges according to courts.ky.gov. According to usleagal.com a pretrial hearing is a proceeding held before a trial to simplify the issues of law and fact and stipulate certain matters between the parties, in order to expedite justice and curtail costs at the trial.

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