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Feeding the Furloughed

Feeding the Furloughed

Buffalo Wings & Rings in London is offering furloughed government employees free meals to help them through the government shutdown. Federal workers can get a free burger, wings, or quesadilla meal with a drink at no charge.Managers say the owners wanted to do this because they have seen firsthand the struggles the shutdown is causing those working without pay.The discount will continue through the government shutdown. You must have a government employee I.D. with you.




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On The Search For Copper Thieves

On The Search For Copper Thieves

Officials in Perry County are looking for copper thieves.The sheriff’s office says someone stole copper tubing from the outdoor heat pump at Community Harvest Church in Buckhorn.Deputies say they “plan to prosecute the thieves to the full extent of the law.”Anyone with information is asked to call 606-439-4523.




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Knott County Fiscal Court Votes For Partial Shutdown

Knott County Fiscal Court Votes For Partial Shutdown

Tuesday evening, the Knott County Fiscal Court voted in favor of a partial county government shutdown instead of adding any new taxes to people in the county.Because of serious financial trouble facing the county, three options were presented at the fiscal county meeting: Partial county government shutdown, a 2% occupational tax, or a 6% insurance tax.The court says the policy change will affect funds for roads and now the county will only be able to respond to emergencies.




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Johnson County Schools Closed For Hepatitis A Concern

Johnson County Schools Closed For Hepatitis A Concern

Johnson County Schools will be closed Wednesday after multiple cases of Influenza and a confirmed case of Hepatitis A. Superintendent Thom Cochran posted to the district’s Facebook page Tuesday night, saying the Johnson County Middle School staff member who was infected with Hepatitis A did not work in food service. The closure is a precaution. It will allow cleaning crews to sanitize the schools.




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West Virginia Stops Diversion Of 911 Funds

West Virginia Stops Diversion Of 911 Funds

In nearby West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday that he was pulling Senate bill 289, which would have reduced the amount of funding 911 centers receive across the state. According to the governor’s office, although the intention of the bill was to stop diversion of funds from non-911 related programs, the bill was ultimately going to reduce funding for the 911 centers. The governor heard the concerns of the first responder community, especially 911 personnel and determined that SB 289 needed to be pulled in order to protect funding for 911 centers.




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Keeping A Homeless Shelter Open

Keeping A Homeless Shelter Open

Volunteers at Warm Souls for Warn Soles in Manchester made the call to work extra hours to keep their homeless shelter open all day so people without a home did not have to freeze and stay out in the elements.”We had a concern for the overnight guests that we have here,” said Karen Lawson, a volunteer at the shelter.She and many others spent their Martin Luther King Jr. Day keeping the shelter open and allowing people in need to come in and stay warm. She says it’s her mission to help.




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