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Former pastor’s criminal past comes to light

Friday, October 17, 2014

The case of a former pastor of a Stanton church took a little more of a bizarre turn last Wednesday in Powell Circuit Court. Now it appears that he has a prior criminal history over 13 years ago. Barry N. Wethington, 35, of Lexington, turned himself in to Stanton Police on Oct. 3 after a... »

PCHS Homecoming Candidates

Friday, October 3, 2014
PCHS Homecoming Candidates

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Relay for Life Event set for this Saturday

Friday, October 3, 2014
Relay for Life Event set for this Saturday

Once again it is time for the community to come together to celebrate, to honor and to fight so others can live. That means it is time for the annual Powell County Relay for Life Event. This year’s event is scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 4 beginning at noon and running through midnight. And... »

PCHS faces second bomb threat

Friday, October 3, 2014

It happened again. Last Friday school officials found a note written in a restroom indicating that there was a possible bomb in the Powell County High School. This time the high school and middle school were evacuated and searched. No device was found, but it was obvious that school, fire and law enforcement officials were... »

Pirates crushed by Estill

Friday, October 3, 2014
Pirates crushed by Estill

The Powell County football team has been on a three week slide. The Pirates defense in those three weeks has given up an average of 40 points and the offense has only averaged nine points per game. The Pirates traveled to Estill County to face the Engineers last Friday as they tried to bounce back... »

Bomb threat at PCHS disrupts day, alleged suspect taken into custody

Monday, September 22, 2014
Bomb threat at PCHS disrupts day, alleged suspect taken into custody

By James Cook, Times Editor Maybe it was the drill the day before or possibly just someone being bored. It may even have been someone who wanted to get out of a test or assignment. We may never know for sure. But a bomb threat at the Powell County High School last Wednesday did... »

Stanton woman allegedly tried to hide needle under teens while being chased by police

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Stanton woman is behind bars on Monday after she’s accused of trying to hide a hypodermic needle under a couple of teens and running from police. Last Friday at about 6 p.m. Stanton Police Officer Phillip Frazier saw Nickie Jones, 26, in the Pine Creek Apartments area. Jones had a warrant out for her... »

Knox crowned as Miss Powell County 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014
Knox crowned as Miss Powell County 2014

It was a storybook ending for Manda Katherine Knox, affectionately known as “Katie” to all her friends, last Saturday night. Knox was one of 17 young ladies vying for the title of Miss Powell County. The competition was good and the ending was a surprise, for Knox as she won the crown as the pageant’s... »

Epperson gets new trial date and higher bond

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Brian Epperson DUI-Murder case saga continued last Tuesday in Powell Circuit Court. Two weeks ago Powell Circuit Judge Frank Fletcher removed himself from the case after it was remanded back following a decision from the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Fletcher stepped aside after the Epperson family showed displeasure in the way the case... »

Shoplifting suspect handcuffs himself

Friday, September 12, 2014

Officers face different situations with each call they answer. But hardly any of them have ever been as bizarre as the one Clay City Police Officer Billy Rice went on last Tuesday afternoon. Rice did not have to place handcuffs on a shoplifting suspect, because the suspect handcuffed himself. Rice was dispatched to the IGA... »

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