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JAMES RAY “BUTCH” SMITH

EDMONTON – James Ray “Butch” Smith, 74, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021, at his home. Born June 10, 1946, he was the son of the late James and Thelma Martin Smith. He was a self-employed logger. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Norma Jean Bragg Smith of Edmonton; a daughter, Melissa…

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JACK DEMSEY ACREE

EDMONTON – Jack Demsey Acree, age 88, passed away November 3, 2020, at NHC Healthcare. He was an Army veteran and served in Germany. Jack was the second child born to the late Ledford Morris Acree and Laura Harper Acree of Edmonton. Jack married Kitty Sue Compton also of Edmonton who survives. Together they had…

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Paranormal Investigation: Bush’s Saloon

Paranormal Investigation: Bush’s Saloon Mary Beth Sallee   Are ghosts real? Do spirits exist? These are the million dollar questions that people ask, especially during the Halloween season. Paranormal can include anything considered beyond normal, from ghosts to big foot to UFOs. Haunted means there is an entity of some sort residing within an object…

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Caverna School raises taxes

By Mary Beth Sallee   The Hart County Fiscal Court met in session on Thursday, September 17.   Caverna School Tax Increase During the meeting, members of Fiscal Court discussed the tax increase as set forth by the Caverna Independent School District.   According to the document provided during the Court meeting, Caverna took the…

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Glass retires, Warf appointed director

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   After nearly four decades of service to the MCPL, Director Rhonda Glass is retiring. It was not an easy decision, but Glass is confident it is time. “My decision to retire came after careful consideration and much prayer,” she said. “The library has been such…

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Human Trafficking in Kentucky Part III: The solution is education

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   ‘I am not for sale’ When it comes to human trafficking in Kentucky, statistics show that the state has a fight ahead. Out of all 50 states, Kentucky was ranked ninth for new criminal human trafficking cases. Kentucky also ranked 25th in the United States…

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The great mask debate: respiratory therapist addresses dilemma

  Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc.   Over the past two weeks, much debate has occurred in regards to Governor Andy Beshear’s executive order mandating that masks be worn in public. One of the most notorious topics of discussion revolves around whether or not masks can actually help prevent or slow the spread of…

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2020 Relay for Life

The 2020 Relay for Life celebration theme was “Hope Will Never Be Canceled.” A very fitting statement due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The June 26th events were held on the historic courthouse lawn instead of the school gym this year. HOPE – This sign in the courthouse yard says it all. The letters were installed…

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Statewide guidelines for reopening Kentucky schools

Mary Beth Sallee Jobe Publishing, Inc.   On June 24, Governor Andy Beshear, along with Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman and Kevin Brown, Interim Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), announced the initial guidance for the reopening of Kentucky schools this fall. The “Guidance on Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky Schools” is a 24-page…

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CAROLYN RUSSELL

KNOB LICK – Carolyn Russell, age 81, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was the daughter of the late Leeper and Lizzie Beard Mitchell. Carolyn was a homemaker and farmer. She was of the Baptist faith. Carolyn was preceded in death by husband, Everett Russell. She is…

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