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McCreary road projects receive funding in state budget

Upchurch notes funding includes an access road to high school & railroad bridge By Eugenia Jones McCreary County’s State Representative Ken Upchurch of Monticello is pleased to announce that funding for several key road projects in McCreary County received funding in the recently passed Kentucky biennium budget for 2024-2026. According to Representative Upchurch, who is…

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Dump Days

Photo by Eugenia Jones McCreary Countians were busy hauling off unwanted, large items during McCreary County’s free dump days, held last Friday and Saturday.  As one of two annual weekends to dump large items at no cost, McCreary County residents took advantage of the opportunity.  This year, at least four boats were dropped off for…

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Case Dismissed

By Eugenia Jones The McCreary County Circuit Court case involving a charge of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property against former McCreary County School Superintendent John Gunn was dismissed earlier this month due to the unique circumstances surrounding the particular case, including the time, location, and surrounding circumstances of the incident.  A recent…

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Fiscal Court conducts business

By Eugenia Jones It will now be more difficult for residents to have a road added to the county road system.  During April’s regular meeting of McCreary County Fiscal Court, the court approved a change to the administrative code, putting a freeze on adding new roads to the county road inventory.  The change is a…

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Fill ‘er up

By Eugenia Jones It has been approximately eighteen years since an airplane coasted up to the pump at the McCreary County Airport in Pine Knot, KY to fill up with fuel.  That changed last Friday evening (April 12, 2024) when Tim Smith rolled up with his iconic 1946 Piper Cub to fill ‘er up. With…

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Feed America

Photo by Eugenia Jones Cleary Construction and Feed America First delivered enough food for three hundred McCreary County families.  The food was distributed at Whitley City Elementary for families county-wide at Whitley City Elementary on Saturday.  Lumber King of Whitley City used one of their forklifts to help unload the food. Ms. Lang and Mr.…

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World Immunization Week

World Immunization Week – celebrated every year in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives annually and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million…

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$4.3 million bond approved for athletic project

Project includes turf for two playing fields By Eugenia Jones   During a special meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, the McCreary County Board of Education acted in favor of a motion made by Board Member Cody Perry to proceed with a major athletic construction project, including the installation of turf on two existing ballfields,…

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USP McCreary celebrates 20 years One Team-One Mission

By Eugenia Jones {Editor} eugenia@highland.net By Eugenia Jones   United State Penitentiary McCreary (USP McCreary) celebrated its twentieth anniversary on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.  Before touring the facility, current and former USP McCreary staff and their family members, along with government officials and guests, attended Wednesday’s congratulatory ceremony.  Acting Warden Mickey Miller welcomed the standing-room-only…

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