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Locals express views during town hall meeting

Many voice concerns regarding Forest Service’s Jellico/Little Rock Creek proposal   “We live over there on Osborne Creek, and it is a beautiful place,” McCreary County resident Birdie  Lovett told U.S. Forest Service officials during a public meeting concerning the U.S. Forest Service’s proposed Jellico Vegetation Management Project held last week at the Whitley County…

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Crash results in pedestrian fatality

Another pedestrian has died as the result of a second fatal crash involving a pedestrian in McCreary County. The latest fatal crash occurred Saturday evening (11/19/22) shortly after 7:00 p.m. on U.S. 27 in Whitley City.   Thirty-five year old Kenneth L. Troxell was walking on U.S. 27 when he was hit by a red…

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Fiscal Court approves 2023 contract for trash pick-up

McCreary County Fiscal Court met for their regular November meeting (11-10-22) to deal with several routine items of business, including signing contracts for municipal trash collection and animal control shelter facilities. Items the Fiscal Court took action on included the following: Accepted bid proposal and signed contract with Scott Solid Waste for municipal trash collection. …

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Election results

New sheriff and school board members will take office Local voter turnout for the 2022 General Election was a bit higher than usual with 39% of McCreary County’s registered voters casting their ballots.  Of McCreary County’s 11,500 registered voters, a total of 4,505 cast their ballots.  Of those casting ballots, 1,343 chose to vote straight…

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Only you can prevent forest fires

Burn restrictions remain in effect to December 15 A National Wildfire Prevention and Education Team was recently activated to assist the Daniel Boone National Forest in conducting enhanced wildfire prevention activities due to the prevailing dry conditions across Kentucky.     The 5-member team worked in various parts of the national forest and surrounding areas…

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Whitley City Elementary honors Veterans

Last week, Whitley City Elementary organized a special event honoring Veterans. In addition to hosting a breakfast and special ceremony honoring veterans, the school’s old flag was retired and replaced with a new flag.  Judge Executive Jimmie “Bevo” Greene donated a new American flag to the school, and the local V.F.W. donated a state flag.…

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First step towards a modern Farmers Market

  McCreary County inched one step closer to having its very own state of the art Farmers Market when the McCreary County Agricultural Committee approved $1,000 of funding needed to move forward with the project.  While $1,000 may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, that action should release up to $250,000…

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Public meeting about Jellico/Little Rock Creek set

Proposal calls for timber harvest in area including McCreary’s Little Rock Creek Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the recently proposed Jellico Vegetation Management Plan which encompasses the Little Rock Creek portion of McCreary County is encouraged to attend the sole public meeting announced last week by the Stearns Ranger District of the Daniel Boone…

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Who let the dogs out?

McCreary County’s Officer Smitty tracks down the answer After enthusiastically stepping into the role when long-time Animal Control Officer Milford Creekmore went on medical leave, Officer Greg Smith (or Officer Smitty as he is better known) is happy to be McCreary County’s current Animal Control Officer. With two dogs of his own, Misty Dawn and…

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