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Fred Thrasher Art Collection Auction

The legendary Fred Thrasher, a local artist form Clinton County, Kentucky whose works depicted the America of yesterday seen through the eyes of today, was a fixture of the art community for decades, with his final work coming in 2014. The themes of nature, of home, and of times gone-by and our own fond recollections…

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Hay availability in Kentucky may be short this winter

If you are a seasoned farmer, you probably already know that hay availability in Kentucky may be short this winter. Due to weather events—droughts and floods—both hay quality and yield are down. To ensure an adequate amount of hay, farmers should enact several measures. Store hay inside a barn, where it will remain dry. If…

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Test your knowledge of the common cold

Sniffles, cough, sore throat … these can be symptoms of any number of conditions, but are often a byproduct of the common cold. Colds are the result of more than 200 different viruses, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Adults experience an average of two to three colds per year, and rhinoviruses cause most of them.…

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The History of Pine Knot

Submitted by Peggy Wilson    The town of Pine Knot was situated at the highest elevation between Cincinnati Ohio and Chattanooga Tennessee, was referred to as “Highpoint” or “Commercial Summit” by the early settlers and railroad workers. Pine Knot had been a settlement many decades before the railroad arrived. Favorably located at the junction of…

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KSP Post 11 Host “Cram The Cruiser” Food Drive

Locally, Kroger in Whitley City will begin their “Cram the Cruiser’ campaign on Sunday, December 6.  Food donations from the public will be given to the McCreary County Christian Care Center to distribute to those in need.   Who: KSP Troopers, Officers and Volunteers from the Post 11 London Area. What: ‘Cram the Cruiser’ with…

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Kentucky State Police Post 11 Warns Public of Local Scams

LONDON – Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London has been contacted by concerned citizens regarding a phone scam in our area. Citizens have received calls from someone stating they are a trooper with KSP and there is civil litigation against them. The caller then demands an immediate payment over the phone to avoid being arrested.…

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Stay alert to avoid scams this holiday season

LG&E and KU offer important consumer tips on Utility Scams Awareness Day LOUISVILLE, – Today, Nov. 16, marks the seventh annual Utility Scams Awareness Day when Louisville Gas and Electric Company, Kentucky Utilities Company and Old Dominion Power Company join fellow utilities to raise awareness about common scams and how to avoid them. As the…

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Shop Local Event

Photo by Eugenia Jones The MCPL Shop Local Event with lots of vendors will be this Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  The holidays are quickly approaching and this one stop shopping event allows shopping for all holiday gift needs.  It’s a great opportunity to support local small businesses from McCreary County.

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Reminds Thanksgiving Travelers to Buckle Up and Put the Phone Down

FRANKFORT – With the holidays quickly approaching, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is providing Thanksgiving travelers important lifesaving reminders – buckle up and put the phone down. “The upcoming holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year, so we’re asking Kentuckians to protect themselves and other road…

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Community Dinner

Photo by Eugenia Jones Thanksgiving dinner came a bit early for more than 1,750 people who enjoyed this year’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by The Lord’s Cafe.  Each year, Crossroads Community Baptist Church and volunteers invite everyone to feast on a Thanksgiving dinner of turkey/ham and all the trimmings.  The meal is provided at…

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