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Essay nets student, grandma local, top state awards

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Angel Wynn’s assignment from fifth grade teacher Beth Howard at Black Mountain Elementary School was to write an essay on “Why my Grandparent should be the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year.”Some 300 words later and advancement through the judging process, Wynn has won several awards and now awaits a presentation in Louisville where she and her grandmother will be honored.

 

Cumberland council tables financial report

A Cumberland City Council member wanted answers concerning the city’s finances during the panel’s recent meeting.Council member Yvonne Gilliam asked why a change in the bookkeeping method approved by council in March had not been done.“We’ve got a transfer… into the payroll account that we shouldn’t even have,” said Gilliam.Council voted to discontinue the payroll account at the March regular meeting. Mayor Carolyn Ell...

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Evarts will see KY 38 paved through city

During a meeting of the Evarts City Council on Tuesday, council members were told confirmation has been received that KY 38, through the city, will be resurfaced before Oct. 15.“Last year I told council Rep. Rick Nelson told me he was going to try and get KY 38 paved through the city — never happened,” said Mayor Eddie Manning. “To my understanding something happened and they went over budget on another project, but he did call me about two weeks ago and sai...

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Fire destroys home at Totz

A fire in the Totz community early Wednesday morning destroyed the home of Glen Curry located on KY 522.A Putney Volunteer Fire Department official said his department was paged out at 8:30 a.m. He said the residence, located at 11607 Highway 522, was fully engulfed upon their arrival.It was reported that the homeowners were not at home during the fire and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.A fire official reported that Curry said he had built t...

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Road-spending plan passes state legislature

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky House and Senate lawmakers agreed Tuesday to a $4.1 billion road-spending plan on the Legislature’s final day, avoiding an expensive special session.The plan includes $5.2 billion worth of projects throughout the state. But as much as 25 percent of that money will not be spent. Lawmakers said they like to include a cushion in case some projects are delayed because of environmental concerns or problems acquiring land.

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HCHS students participate in PRIDE cleanup

Approximately 10 students from the Harlan County High School 21st Century program participated in a PRIDE Club cleanup at the school in late March.Students worked together to pick up trash from around the Coal Miners Memorial Stadium football/track complex.A larger school-wide cleanup is planned Friday.The 21st Century program offers numerous activities for HCHS students, including tutoring and credit recovery, as well as classes in music, web design, writing,...

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The unexpected — a great teacher

The unexpected things we receive in life are always the best.I am mindful that this statement can be made for all things good, but the unwanted unexpected things that are unwelcome do not fit into the ‘always best’ category.Recently I spoke at Encounter Community Church. Encounter is a new church plant in Ownesboro-Daviess County. Their intent is lead people to an encounter with Jesus Christ.On Saturday, the University of Kentucky played Wisconsin ...

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Boil-water advisory issued

Due to a line break, Cawood Water District has issued a boil-water advisory for all customers on KY 2425 at Catrons Creek until further notice.

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