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The Laurel County Animal Shelter is at Ky. 192 and Ky. 229 on Chris Hamlin Lane. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs and $65 for cats, which includes spaying or neutering. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 2 …

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Saint Joseph London hosted the "Walk to Remember" Saturday on the Lake Walking Path. The walk served as a day of remembrance for families who have lost children. After strolling across the hospital lake, families released balloons, many of which marked with messages to their loved ones. | 

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Last week gifted and talented students at London Elementary worked with Mr. Shawn Sizemore on a STEM project to develop pipelines using only scrap paper and a limited supply of masking tape. The pipelines had to be at least five feet long and had to have two 90 degree angles. In addition, a …

The clock is ticking on the deadline to apply for the 2020 Jackson Energy Essay Scholarship. High school seniors who plan to attend an accredited college or a trade program in the fall of 2020 are invited to apply for a $2,000 scholarship by November 29, 2019.

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A local student and aspiring pilot earned his wings earlier this month. On his uniform rests a shiny metal badge depicting a set of wings. Billy Epperson, a junior at South Laurel High School and a Flight Commander in the AFJROTC program, is on his way to earning his pilot's license.

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November was declared Backpack Program of Laurel County Month during a recent London City Council Meeting. Since its formation in January 2019, the Backpack Program has been helping more than 800 Laurel County children have something to eat over the weekend.

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Honoring Laurel Countians who served in the military was part of an annual event hosted at the Laurel County Public Library last week as Veterans Day approached.

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Wildcat Harley-Davidson hosted the Military Appreciation Lunch Monday afternoon. Sgt. Ball's Mess Hall offered free food and drinks to all active, former-active and retired members of the military. Logan Gray performed live music for veterans and their families. | Photos by Dillan Combs

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Gifts by local businesses and craftsmen were on display at the London-Laurel County Community Center Saturday. Wooden knick-knacks, custom crochet toboggans and sweet treats made up some of the goods available.

Weather forecasts for rapidly dropping temperatures and snowfall proved accurate as most Laurel Countians awoke to a dusting of snow on their vehicles and the ground. Roadways, however, were clear and Laurel County was one of few school systems in southeast Kentucky that held classes on Tues…

FRANKFORT- State Rep. Robert Goforth is asking for feedback from his constituents before lawmakers return to Frankfort in January for the 2020 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

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The ninth annual Veterans Day parade and ceremony was held in downtown London last Saturday. The ceremony honored all veterans from all military service, regardless of length or era, and celebrated the American heritage of freedom. The yearly event is coordinated by Laurel County Judge Execu…

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FORT GIBSON, Okla. (BP) -- It has been nearly 18 years since the darkest day of Lonnie Rowan's life. On Dec. 31, 2001, Rowan fell into a brush fire on his Ft. Gibson, Okla., property. With burns over 35 percent of his body, doctors gave him a 1 percent chance to live.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Michael Bublé has announced 27 new North American tour dates in 2020 following the phenomenal global success of his “An Evening With Michael Bublé Tour.” The new leg of dates begins in Jacksonville, Florida on March 17 with stops in Boston, San Francisco, Vegas and making i…

Pastor Dustin Sims and members of Horse Creek Baptist Church invite all to join in the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the church and the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the present building at its Homecoming Sunday, Nov. 10.

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While the majority of the races Tuesday were far from close, just more than 5,000 votes separate Governor-elect Andy Beshear and current Governor Matt Bevin.

MANCHESTER, Ky. – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists the railroad crossing at KY 354 (Tobacco Road; mile point 0.596) in Laurel County will be closed beginning Friday, November 8 at 7 a.m., and is expected to re-open at 7 p.m. due to a rail crossi…

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Laurel Sheriff John Root provided a Sheriff's deputy and detective to conduct a drug education/ school safety program at East Bernstadt Elementary School recently. Pictured is School Resource Officer Deputy Brad Mink along with D.A.R.E. Instructor Detective Kyle Gray who conducted the progra…

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes received a written recanvass request from Governor Matt Bevin on Wednesday. The request seeks a recanvass of all precincts in all Kentucky counties. Unofficial vote totals currently show Bevin with a 5,189-vote deficit to his oppone…

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