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October 18 on News Stands Wednesday!

10-18-17

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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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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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