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It is Box Turtle time again!These familiar turtles often go by the name "Terrapin". They are primarily active during the day and are most active during the morning and the late afternoon. They sometimes burrow into the mud during the hot weather, and overwinter by burrowing themselves into l…

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This week the string of positive economic news continued in the commonwealth. Kentucky’s sales tax receipts from April hit $486.5 million and our vehicle usage tax receipts hit over $64 million. These are the highest ever reported in the history of the commonwealth and they are generated sol…

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Jackson County Native, Tracy Farmer, a longtime Thoroughbred owner and breeder, won the second race at Churchill Downs over Derby Day weekend when his horse Alydiva edged out the competition (Surrealist) by a nose. Alydiva ran in third place for most of the one-mile race and surged just at t…

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Mrs. Coyle's Biology classes and Mrs. Bingham's Agriculture classes recently completed a landscaping project at the JCHS. They removed the weeds, laid down new mulch, and planted new greenery and shrubs. The school administration reported, “This beautification project has brought an impressi…

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 The Jackson County Little League announced via Social Media on Monday that the Girls “coach-pitch” games for Friday, May 7th are canceled due to a player testing positive for Covid-19. Parents were instructed to stay tune and they would be updated later on in the week regarding when games w…

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Scotty Davidson, 38, of Booneville, KY appeared before Judge Allen B. Roberts in District Court on Monday for arraignment on several charges. According to documentation obtained from the Jackson County Circuit Court Clerk, Deputy JR Weaver responded to a residence on Hwy 1071 in Jackson Coun…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 6, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear congratulated PACCAR Parts, as the distributor of aftermarket parts for heavy- and medium-duty trucks, trailers, buses and engines, broke ground on a $52.2 million, state-of-the-art parts distribution center in Louisville Riverport Auth…

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Amy Cubbage, general counsel for Gov. Beshear, updated Kentuckians yesterday on unemployment insurance (UI). Cubbage said claimants have made over 12,000 in-person appointments at the 13 Kentucky Career Centers across the state. In addition, UI staff have received more than 2,300 phone calls…