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Out-of-Pocket Costs for Internet to Rise in Wayne County

By Tim Marema, Daily Yonder More than a third of Wayne County households may have to pay more for internet access by the end of April because a federal program that supports affordable broadband for lower-income families is running out of money. Over 2,800 of Wayne County’s 7,900 households are currently receiving $30 a month…

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South Kentucky RECC Sponsors Two Wayne County Students and others on Youth Tour

South Kentucky RECC sponsored seven local high school juniors recently, who spent the day touring the Kentucky Capitol on the 2024 Frankfort Youth Tour. The students learned about the strong connections between Kentucky electric cooperatives and state government. They also had the opportunity to hear from Governor Andy Beshear, State Representative Samara Heavrin and Secretary of…

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Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday morning

We “spring forward” one hour this  Sunday, March 10th. Daylight Saving Time is the practice of moving the clocks forward one hour from Standard Time during the summer months and changing them back again in the fall. It allows all of us to use natural daylight better: Moving the clocks forward one hour in the…

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Congrats to Band Members who attended MSU Honor Band Clinics

By Linda Jones Wayne County High School band students recently went on their second trip to the 64th annual Morehead State University Honor Bands Clinic from Thursday, February 15 to Saturday, February 17. The students that made the Honor Bands included:   ELLIOT BAND Kadence Fairchild – 4th Chair Alto Saxophone Jana Kachakeche – 8th…

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Over $15 Million in State Funding Awarded

Projects are part of Round 2 of the Kentucky Product Development Initiative Thursday, Governor Beshear announced more than $15 million in state funding going to support job growth and economic development across Wayne and 12 other counties. The latest round of funding was approved Thursday through the Kentucky Product Development Initiative (KPDI) and including local…

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Boys & Girls Basketball Advance to 12th Region

It has been a successful year for roundball in Wayne County this season.  Second year coach, Austin Shearer, has his girls’ basketball team ready for region competition after missing the region tournament for the first time since 2013.  The Lady Cardinals have a 14 and 16 record on the year, which included several tough matchups. …

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Council tries to make progress on ethics ordinance

By Allison Cross The City of Monticello met last week in hopes of making progress on both the ethics and procurement ordinances. The ethics ordinance, which will govern situations such as conflicts of interest and use of city property, etc, is still halted. However, the council made progress by coming to an agreement that they…

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Opportunites Abound for Unique WCHS Students

Opportunities truly abound for students of Wayne County High School. In addition to the variety of traditional degree programs, college classes, AP courses, and extracurricular activities that exist for students, the school also offers a non-traditional diploma through Kentucky’s Alternate Assessment program. According to the Kentucky Department of Education, “The Career Work Experience Certification (CWEC)…

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Annual Tornado Drill Next Wednesday

Our 2024 Kentucky Statewide Tornado Drill will take place at 10:07 a.m. next Wednesday, March 6th. During the drill, the National Weather Service, in partnership with Kentucky Emergency Management, the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee and Kentucky Broadcasters Association will issue a test tornado warning message. This will activate weather alert radios, outdoor warning sirens may…

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