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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

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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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Motions to be heard in Jackson Murder Case

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Clayton Jackson

Motion hearings are scheduled for Clayton Dewayne Jackson and Michael Elam Monday January 5 in Clay Circuit Court according to courts.ky.gov. According to usleagal.com a motion hearing provides judges with an opportunity to hear oral arguments, in addition to the written motion and memoranda submitted to the court.
Clayton Dewayne Jackson was indicted and charged with murder (five counts), arson (first degree) and theft by unlawful taking in an incident that claimed the lives of five members of a Red Bird family.

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Recycle your old Christmas tree

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A natural Christmas tree is a holiday season tradition in many households.

Cherished are the memories made around it and dreaded is the day when it must come down, even if the needles are dropping like confetti on New Year’s Eve revelers.

A Christmas tree’s usefulness doesn’t end when the holidays are over.

They may be recycled for mulch or donated to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to provide more cover for fish – and better opportunities for anglers.

The department is accepting natural Christmas trees free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, garland and any other decorations at more than 30 drop-off locations across the state through Jan. 15, 2015. To find the nearest location, visit the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website at fw.ky.gov. Click on the “Fish” tab and choose “Fishing Home” from the dropdown menu. A link for the Christmas tree recycling program appears on that page.

Fisheries personnel collect the donated trees and bundle them to create fish attractors that will be submerged in lakes across the state. These brush reefs provide new cover for all fish and nursery habitat for young fish. They also attract baitfish and algae, providing food for young fish and other aquatic organisms.

New habitat is placed in lakes year-round by fisheries personnel. The Global Position System (GPS) coordinates of these features are plotted on lake maps available on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website.