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Police arrest third suspect in tragic shooting

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Powell County father said words can’t describe how angry and hurt he was when on Christmas Eve he saw a television news report claiming his daughter, 19-year-old Amber Caudill, was pregnant when she was fatally shot in a home invasion that occurred Dec. 23 in Winchester. Marc Caudill said he’s furious the information got... »

Rogers named to KWC Dean’s List

Friday, January 2, 2015

Kentucky Wesleyan College announces the Fall 2014 Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must attain a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours. Powell County native, Keeley Rogers, a freshman, majoring in elementary education, was named to the Dean’s List. She is the... »

Powell student graduates from MSU

Friday, January 2, 2015

Morehead State University’s Fall Commencement exercises were held Dec. 13, with more than 600 degree candidates participating. Among those who took part in the ceremonies was Whitney J. Briscoe of Stanton, who was a candidate for a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing. She was congratulated by MSU President Wayne D. Andrews. »

Clay City woman dies after being hit by stray shot

Friday, January 2, 2015

A young Powell County woman is dead and three others are in critical condition after a home invasion at an apartment complex in Winchester last week. Winchester Police Department Capt. James Hall said officers were dispatched to Apt. 47 at The Summit apartment complex located on Oxford Drive around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23. “When we... »

Accident claims Clay City man’s life

Friday, December 26, 2014

A Powell County man test driving a vehicle crashed last Friday and the accident has taken a tragic turn. Officials say that Tracy Gene Profitt, 75, ran off the road on Highway 82, also known as Irvine Road, flipping the truck last Friday afternoon.  According to a witness, Kevin Ball, who was coming out... »

Suspect in hit/run has a lot to think about

Friday, December 26, 2014

Decisions, decisions. Some good, some bad but all will make a difference in someone’s life every day. It has been over a year since two employees of the EZ Stop Market in Clay City were run over by a car and a third one was injured after three men got into a verbal altercation with the... »

Epperson Retrial delayed

Friday, December 19, 2014
Epperson Retrial delayed

For one family it could be a holiday nightmare that never seems to end and for the other Christmas come early. The second trial for a Clay City man who had his manslaughter conviction overturned has been delayed again. Instead of a January trial date, the re-trial of Brian Epperson will now take place... »

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Help Powell Search & Rescue The Powell County Search and Rescue Team is running the snack bar at the AmVets Post #67 in Clay City every Monday night 6-9 p.m. during bingo, as their main fundraiser to buy and maintain equipment. The team is made up all local volunteers who respond not only to woodland emergencies such... »

Fires destroy two homes just before the holidays

Friday, December 19, 2014

A couple of families are now facing the holidays without a home to live in. Fire crews in Powell County have been busy with two big fires in recent days. One in Clay City and one in Stanton. Last Sunday, just after 1 p.m. firefighters were dispatched, along with police and and an ambulance to... »

Legal woes increase for former pastor

Friday, December 12, 2014
Legal woes increase for former pastor

The last time a former pastor was in Powell Circuit Court there was talk about another warrant possibly coming into play from Lexington. Barry N. Wethington, a man who pastored a church in Powell County until he was released about a year ago, is already facing charges of third degree rape in Powell County.... »

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