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Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, saying that the Filipino people have been waiting for a change of government. “I am a fighter, and I will…

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California firefighters scramble to protect sequoia groves

By NOAH BERGER Associated Press THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Flames on Sunday reached a grove of sequoia trees in California as firefighters battled to keep fire from driving further into another grove, where the base of the world’s largest tree has been wrapped in protective foil. Fire officials warned that hot, dry weather and…

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Kentucky student learns results of project sent into space

By EMILY PORTER, The Daily Independent CANNONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Rachel Blevins has just begun her sophomore year at Boyd County High School, but she has already had an experiment sent to the International Space Station. Blevins’s mom found out about a space camp in Lexington that happened to be during fall break in 2019.…

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25 years   August 29, 1996

Kathryn “Kay” Anderson was appointed to serve as trial commissioner for Monroe County to fill the vacancy that was created when Russell Young was appointed the county judge-executive. She was appointed by the two District Judges in the 29th Judicial District, Steve Hurt and Roger Elliott.  Her responsibilities will handle much of the business to…

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50 years August 26, 1971

Three members of a Monroe County family were killed in an automobile accident on August 20 on I-65.  Anna Lois Myers, age 33, her daughter, thirteen-year-old Linda Ann Myers, and her husband, Junior J. Myers, age 35, died as a result of the Warren County accident. According to the State Police report, a car, carrying…

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25 years August 22, 1996 

The Monroe County School System is in its second week of classes.  Rachel Ford, director of student personnel, reports there are 2,106 students enrolled for this school year. Shannon Dyer, a senior, is the son of Richard and Kathy Hammer and is known locally for his singing talent.  This summer, Shannon was vacationing in Florida…

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50 years – August 17 1971

Tompkinsville Lions Club presented membership awards at their recent meeting.  Recipients of the 25- year pin were Tim Chism, Dr. J, M. Downing, C.S. (Pat) Hagan, and David Walden.  Judge Ralph Hagan received the 15-year pin. Three local farmers, John Doug Evans, Ralph Burnette, and Dewey Wilson, visited Lubbock, Texas, where they visited a feedlot…

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25 years August 15, 1996 .

Russell Young was sworn in as Monroe County Judge-executive on Wednesday.  Young, a Democrat, was appointed by Gov. Paul Patton to fill the vacancy when Mitchell Page resigned. Jo-Nez Apparel made the discussion to close permanently.  The factory manufactures ladies’ denim apparel.  Joanne Bowe, the owner of the business, said that NAFTA and “all the…

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50 yrs. Aug 12, 1971

50 yrs. Aug 12, 1971 S.D.Harlin Company building,  located in Gamaliel, was destroyed by fire on Aug. 7, 1971, The fire  was discovered shortly after closing.  It  was located in Gamaliel and had been in business for nearly 100 years. In 1874,  S.D. Harlin and two partners started the business as a pharmacy and general…

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