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County Tax Rates Set

During their regular monthly meeting (9-8-22), McCreary County Fiscal Court set a compensating tax rate for the 2022/23 fiscal year. The compensating tax rate is a rate, which when applied to a taxing district’s assessment of property for the current year, produces revenue equal to or greater than that of the preceding year. The rates…

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We love you, Josh Goodin

Community gathers to support one of their own As the community gathered to support one of their own, it was an evening filled with emotion. Along with the many family members and friends who love him, thirty-two year old Josh Goodin’s family of first responders (including firefighters from adjoining counties) joined in a parade that…

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TN suspect nabbed in car theft

Last week, theft of a McCreary County automobile led law enforcement officers in two states to become involved in capturing the alleged perpetrator. McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters reports the owner of a 2018 Toyota RAV-4 called local 911 to report the theft of her vehicle on Thursday (9-1-22) at approximately 10:11 a.m. According to…

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School threat results in quick arrest

McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters reports that a variety of law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), worked together as a team to quickly make an arrest after administrators at McCreary Central High School were made aware of a post stating “School Shooting @ 10” appeared on the cell phone app, Yik…

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A New Voice In Town

By Mary Ellis You’ve heard the old saying, no news is good news. Here at The McCreary Voice, we’re pleased to announce a change of ownership which came about on Monday, August 29th. Our new owner is President of Adair Progress, Inc., Mrs. Donna Hancock of Columbia, Kentucky. Donna has been affiliated with ‘hot off…

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Daugherty Honored with a Quilt of Valor

By Eugenia Jones eugenia@highland.net On August 19, 2022, surrounded by family and friends at his home in Pine Knot, KY, ninety-eight year old Elisha Elbert Daugherty was presented with a Quilt of Valor. The Quilts of Valor are presented through a national organization honoring veterans with presentations of beautiful quilts as warm gestures of love,…

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The Search Continues

Numerous volunteers, including those with four wheelers and ATVs, gathered on Sunday (August 28, 2022) to search once again for Darlene Chitwood of Winfield, TN. The last confirmed sighting of Chitwood was on Saturday, June 18, 2022 as she was walking west on East Appletree Road in Revelo. Darlene parked her car at Big Blue…

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Dr. John Gunn addresses Chamber of Commerce

“Growing up, my life was filled with holidays, Sunday dinners, and celebrations,” McCreary County School District Superintendent Dr. John Gunn noted as he addressed the McCreary County Chamber of Commerce during their August meeting. “I had more cousins than you could shake a stick at. It was wonderful having all the family and good times,…

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Going Batty

Lynda Mills, local biologist, presents program about the often misunderstood bat   all, life can be hard enough for ordinary, four-legged, adorable, well-loved mammals trying to survive on this big ‘ole planet we call Earth. But when it comes to furry, night-time loving bats, they have to deal with batty rumors flying around that link…

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The McCreary County Voice sells to Adair Progress, Inc.

Voice Staff Report The McCreary County Voice, Inc. announced today, August 25, 2022, will be the last issue published by Patricia Stephens. The Voice has sold the assets of the newspaper to The Adair Progress, Inc. of Columbia, KY. The Adair Progress will take over the operations of The Voice on Monday, August 29th and…

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