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    Festival of Hope Raises over $44K for Cancer Fund

    Submitted by Beverly Fee
    The 2014 Jackson County Cancer Fund was a triumph by raising over $44,000.00 at the Festival of Hope: Bladder Cancer Awareness and Research. Cancer can be such an ugly word but with support, prayers, and assistance it can be less of a burden. Many people gathered at the Gray Hawk Park for the Festival of Hope (FOH) this past Saturday to find comfort, healing, and support from others who have faced cancer or who have lost a loved one to the disease. This year the FOH consisted of a Survivors lap, which is an inspirational time when survivors are invited to hold a balloon and walk the track together and at the end of the lap they release the balloons into the air as a symbolism that they are winning their battle. During the event we also held a Dog Show, a Car Show, and a Mule Pull that were enjoyable. The entertainment opened up the New Zion Express, then the Burns Family, and the Kirby Knob Boys. At the end of the evening, the luminaries were lit around the track while participants walked in silent reading the names as they made the lap.

    Student Named Somerset Community College Emerging Student Leader

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    Somerset, KY (September 16, 2014) – A Jackson County student has been named the recipient of the Somerset Community College (SCC) Emerging Student Leader Award for September 2014. April Robinson, of Tyner, was named the recipient of the award, which is sponsored by SCC’s Student Government Association and presented to students who serve as campus leaders and role models. Robinson, who was home-schooled, is currently completing her Associate of Arts Degree with plans to transfer to a four-year institution. She has served as president of SCC’s Creative Writing Club. Under her leadership, the club received the campus impact award as the “Most Improved Student Organization” in 2014 and was the winner and top fundraiser in the Annual Winter Variety Show, a fundraiser for Camp Heart-to-Heart.