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    JCHS Celebrates Class of 2017 Graduation

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    On Saturday, May 20th the Jackson County High School Class of 2017 commencement ceremony was held in the high school gymnasium. The morning began with the JCHS band performing "Pomp and Circumstance" followed by The Jackson County AJROTC Color Guard while Jacob Bruce Wright gave the invocation. JCHS Principal Keith Hays welcomed everyone to the event and relayed to the graduating seniors just how proud their parents, their relatives, their friends, the JCHS staff, and the community was of their accomplishments. One thing that Mr. Hays challenged each graduating senior with was to, Be kind. Be compassionate. Be an encourager. Mr. Hays continued, It seems that every news channel is reporting negative gloom and doom and why they are right and someone else is wrong. We all make mistakes. I challenge you to be quick to forgive and slow to judge. Look for the positive. Lend a helping hand. Smile. Help someone who is hurting. Life has a lot of obstacles. Be a positive difference maker. Focus on what you have instead of what you do not. Live. Love. Laugh. God Bless the Class of 2017.

    Local Man Involved In Fatal Accident

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    On Sunday, May 21st at approximately 11:00pm, Kentucky State Police investigated the third fatal collision that occurred in Jackson County in the last week. According to the report from KSP Post 7 Trooper Robert Purdy, the initial investigation indicates that a 1997 Ford Ranger was traveling north on US-421, when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The truck crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 1970 Chevrolet pick-up truck operated by Jack D. Jones, 55 years old of McKee. Jones, who was unrestrained at the time of the collision, was fatally injured, and pronounced deceased at the scene by Jackson County Deputy Coroner Lonnie Hacker.