Archive for April, 2012

Dreams come true for tornado victims thanks to ‘Operation Prom Project’

Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Dreams come true for tornado victims thanks to ‘Operation Prom Project’

At the age of seventeen a lot of things are important but it seems to most teens that age one of the most important things is prom. It is something you look forward to and something you prepare for many months. This weekend the students at PCHS will celebrate theirs. However, for some students this... »

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Greatest Show on Earth: The lying games are never in your favor

Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Greatest Show on Earth: The lying games are never in your favor

Once again spring is upon us and so are the pesky fly-by-night home repair and landscaping people. I have already been approached twice about sealing my driveway, twice about mowing my yard and making it look like a pro baseball field. I found that one funny because I was on my riding mower when... »

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4-12 Obituaries

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Herbert R. Cook, 68 Herbert Richard “Dick” Cook, 68, husband of Shirley Cox Cook of Greenway Road, Stanton, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Stanton Nursing Center.  Born in Dayton, OH he was a son of the late Herbert Lee and Josephine Kennedy Cook and he was a former printer with Meade Paper... »

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4-12 Community Calendar

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

SBDM Parent Election Nominations for parent representatives on the PCHS School-Based Decision Making Committee will be accepted until April 19.  The election will take place on Thursday, April 26 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the PCHS library.  Absentee ballots will be available April 20 until April 25.  Absentee ballots shall be returned by... »

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4-12 Court News

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Property Transfers •Powell County Industrial Development Authority Inc. to Powell County Fiscal Court, 2.69 acres-Reed Industrial Park. •Robert Stamper and Yvonne Stamper to Vanessa Durbin, 0.58 acres-Skinner Branch Road. •George V. Sparks and Naomi Faye Sparks to Jerry C. and Charlene Weaver, tract 2-Minor subdivision, $32,000. •Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to James Meade Jr., 1615 L. Hardwick’s... »

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The brownie burglar

Thursday, April 12th, 2012
The brownie burglar

Something woke me.  A crash?  Breaking glass?  My sleepy mind struggled to make sense of the sudden tingling that was running over me…fear.  Maybe I had dreamt it.  Rolling over, I checked the time on my alarm clock…12:30 a.m. Suddenly the unmistakable sound of shuffling could be clearly heard coming from the other end of... »

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Pirates sailing along, prepare for district foes

Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Pirates sailing along, prepare for district foes

The Powell County Pirates entered the week refreshed after their spring break trip to Myrtle Beach. The Pirates began the week, this past Tuesday, with their first 56th District game of the year against the Lee County Bobcats. Lee County has been a strong opponent for Powell especially in the last few seasons. Joey Johnson sat... »

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Dismissal proceedings approved for two EMS employees

Friday, April 6th, 2012
Dismissal proceedings approved for two EMS employees

A closed session seemed to have dominated the Powell County Fiscal Court’s special meeting last Wednesday. It was not supposed to be that way as other issues, including the Powell County Detention Center’s proposed 2012-2013 budget was on the agenda. But the closed session took longer than the rest of the business discussed by... »

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Medical emergency may have caused accident that damaged two businesses

Friday, April 6th, 2012
Medical emergency may have caused accident that damaged two businesses

A two vehicle accident on Main Street in Stanton Saturday afternoon sent a Beattyville man to the hospital after he hit a local Fish and Wildlife officer’s vehicle. It also closed two local businesses, both pretty important to young ladies trying to get ready for the PCHS Prom scheduled in about a week. Just after... »

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Look out for the Lunch Police

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Effective March 26, kids will be required to put fruits or vegetables on their trays in the lunch line. School cafeterias with salad bars must monitor the salad eaters “to ensure that students actually take the minimum required portion size” deemed nutritionally necessary for their age. No school kids will be served whole milk or... »

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