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Willen is Elected Lake Cumberland Regional President

Junior FFA Member Lance Willen has just been elected as the Lake Cumberland Regional President. Autumn Sells and JD Riley served as voting delegates for Cumberland County and helped Willen in his campaign. He will serve his term his senior year during the 2023-23 school year.   Jackson Hix, Christian Sparks, Caleb Watson, and Karter…

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Crawley and Gilbert are Headed to the Nationals

  Crawley and Gilbert Qualify for Nationals By Jessica Pitcock CCN Sports The Cumberland County High School Bass Fishing Team competed in the Kentucky State Championship on Lake Cumberland this past weekend. Byren Crawley and Carson Gilbert are heading to the National Competition. They came in eighteenth place out of 218 boats. They will be…

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Vincent Hits First Varsity Career Homerun

Freshman Mollie Vincent goes yard for his first varsity home run during the Battle of the Barrens tournament this past weekend. The Lady Panthers have started the season off 0-4. Full stats and story will be in next week’s edition. Photo submitted by Nathalie Viincent      

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New Reporting Opens

The Governor announced the launch of a new website – – where Kentuckians can easily report food-borne issues. Previously when someone suspected what they had eaten made them ill, it was reported to district or local health departments via phone, then a decision was made as to whether further investigation was needed. The new…

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Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander, age 92 of Clinton Township, Michigan formerly of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Ascension Macomb – Oakland Hospital Warren Campus in Warren, Michigan. Elizabeth was born on December 22, 1929 in Cumberland County, KY to the late Sue Mattie Franklin.  She was a loving mother and homemaker and…

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Cheryl Riley Gilbert

Cheryl Riley Gilbert, age 47 of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the Medical Center at Albany. Cheryl was born on October 21, 1973 in Cumberland County, KY to the late Dalllas Riley and Betty Davidson Riley. She was an employee of Five Star Food Mart. In addition to her parents…

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