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Money for kids program stolen from library

Friday, March 21, 2014

Apparently it takes all kinds in this world. We have all seen grainy video footage of people taking jars of money off of counters at stores or taking money from Salvation Army bell ringers during the holidays. But a library? That is exactly what happened last Tuesday at the Powell County Public Library. A shoe... »

3-20 Obituaries

Friday, March 21, 2014

Wendell Brewer, 79 Wendell Orbie Brewer, 79, husband of Maria T. Brewer, Troy, Alabama, passed away Saturday, March 1. He was born July 30, 1934 in Lee County to the late Lenox and Sadie Centers Brewer. He was a retired Air Force Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Maria T. Brewer; sons, Robert Hutson (Nina) and Marvin Brewer;... »

Lady Pirates finish season in region finals

Friday, March 14, 2014
Lady Pirates finish season in region finals

“Free throws.” That was the one word response from Powell County Lady Pirates head coach Ken Jones after last Saturday night’s 14th Regional Championship Game. The Lady Pirates had just battled the Perry County Central Lady Commodores for the right to represent the region at the girl’s state tournament. The Lady Pirates had made history just... »

Pharmacist pleads guilty to drug charge, gets probation

Friday, March 14, 2014

A former pharmacist at a local pharmacy has decided to accept an offer from the Commonwealth Attorney’s office and will receive probation. Anthony E. Samaan, of Lexington, took a deal that gave him a five year sentence. But that will be probated for five years, so he will not have to go to jail. Samaan,... »

‘#wegotthis’ Powell sweeps district

Friday, March 7, 2014
‘#wegotthis’ Powell sweeps district

It was a week of ups and downs for Powell County basketball. But in the end the school’s motto, #wegotthis, was very fitting. The Pirates entered the tournament on a six game skid and was not favored by some to advance past the first round. Meanwhile the Lady Pirates have been the expected champion all... »

Stanton vs. Clinic: Both sides claim law on their side

Friday, March 7, 2014

The question about whether a new drug rehab clinic in Stanton will remain open at their current location is still up in the air. But the battle lines seem to be distinctly drawn over the issue. The City of Stanton filed an appeal early last month of their own board of adjustment’s decision to issue... »

Clinic fires back

Friday, February 28, 2014

It was bound to happen. The owners of the Renewed You Clinic has filed a suit against the city and the board of adjustments in what appears to be the opening rounds of a battle that may be around for a while. The suit was filed in Powell Circuit Court on Feb. 17 and is... »

Barr discusses economy, job growth and Obamacare

Friday, February 28, 2014
Barr discusses economy, job growth and Obamacare

It does not take a brain surgeon or rocket scientist to figure out that the economy affects everyone. So it would be prudent to get economic, business and political leaders together to discuss how to help a community. That is what Kentucky’s Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr (R) is doing by holding business related... »

Community Foundation helps others help their community

Friday, February 14, 2014
Community Foundation helps others help their community

There are people who spend most of their lives trying to help their neighbors and friends. They donate to projects and attempt to make Powell County a better place. There are many others who want to but may not know how they can. Often times those who want to help continue their path until they... »

Local pharmacy competing to help patients

Friday, February 14, 2014
Local pharmacy competing to help patients

Despite what leaders in Washington, D.C. say, if you have had to purchase any prescriptions in the past few months then you know the cold, hard facts. The facts are that the cost of many medications has skyrocketed. There are some big name stores that seem to be able to provide generic medications at... »

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