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McCreary’s new senator visits County

  On Wednesday (9-21-22), Kentucky’s 25th State Senate District Senator, Robert Stivers (Republican), visited McCreary County for the first time since being named McCreary County’s Senator due to mandated redistricting of Kentucky’s state senatorial districts.  Prior to redistricting, State Senator Max Wise was elected and served as McCreary County’s state senator in Kentucky’s 16th District. …

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Rest Easy, 7409

Community mourns loss of beloved firefighter and deputy, Josh Goodin After winning his first fight against cancer and then waging a second courageous battle against terminal cancer, McCreary County lost one of its finest when the end of watch came early on Saturday morning (9-24-22) for North McCreary County Fire Department Assistant Chief and McCreary…

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2nd person files as a write-in candidate

  Magistrate race heats up in District 4 A second write-in candidate has registered for McCreary County’s November General Election. On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Sue Ann Cooper, a Deputy Clerk at the McCreary County Circuit Court Clerk’s office, finalized her write-in candidacy for District 4 Magistrate.  Cooper faces off against the incumbent Republican candidate,…

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“Someone had to do it”

EMS Director Jimmy Barnett explains why he approached Fiscal Court about incentive plan “If someone isn’t willing to step up and do something,” McCreary County EMS Director Jimmy Barnett declared adamantly. “Nothing ever changes.” In general, Barnett’s philosophical declaration about initiating change for the sake of improvement applies to all situations; however, his declaration currently…

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Blazin’ Hot Bluegrass

  Photos by Eugenia Jones Blazin’ Bluegrass 2022 was a hot, hot success with an overwhelming number of festival-goers turning out for the event. With three days of music, food, crafts, vendors, and fellowship, the festival celebrated its twentieth anniversary by offering something for everyone.  

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10% of MC’s eligible children have registered for free books

It’s not too late to sign up Approximately 117 (10%) McCreary County children, age birth to five years, registered for participation in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of McCreary County during the program’s kickoff event held Thursday (9-15-22) at the McCreary County Public Library. Hosted by the local nonprofit organization, Friends of the McCreary County Library,…

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2022 McCrearyFest kickoff is September 30; parade is October 1

By Eugenia Jones eugenia@highland.net It’s time to cook up a pot of chili, put on your dancing boots, and get those floats ready for this year’s annual Mc­CrearyFest Festival and Parade on Main Street in Whitley City. McCreary Coun­ty Tourism Director, Michelle Perry, an­nounced the McCrearyFest Scavenger Hunt begins on Monday, September 26 and ends…

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Write-in candidate enters magistrate’s race

The McCreary County General Election has heated up with the entry of a write-in candidate in the Magistrate’s race for District 3. Kathy King, a Deputy Clerk at the McCreary County Circuit Court Clerk’s office, finalized her write-in candidacy on Wednesday, Septem­ber 7, 2022. King will face off with incumbent Republican candidate, Bobby Strunk, who,…

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Blazin’ Bluegrass heats up this weekend

Enjoy bluegrass/gospel music at this weekend’s Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival This year, fans of The Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival will celebrate twenty years of blazin’ hot success on September 15, 16, and 17 (Thursday, Friday, Sataturday) at the Sand Hill RV Camp. The annual autumn festival, which draws fans of bluegrass/gospel music from surrounding states and across…

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