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    More than 100 entries and about 30 floats have signed up so far for the 2019 Monticello-Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, which is set for Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m.

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    The Monticello Police Department is continuing the investigation of numerous reports of shots being fired around this community last weekend, and they are seeking help from the public in solving what can best be described at this point as a mystery.

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Jackson Smith, son of Cole and Gabrielle Smith and a K4 student in 

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    Four people were arrested on Wednesday, November 20, after the Wayne County Sheriff's Office conducted a search of an apartment on Ridgewood Avenue.

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    It marked the first meeting for two new members when the Wayne County Library Board of Directors met on Wednesday, November 20.

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    There's not many nine-year-old boys who are eagerly awaiting their movie premiere. That makes Paul Michael Starnes, grandson of James and Geraldine Sexton of Monticello, very unique.

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    Election officials in Wayne County gathered on Thursday, November 14 at the courthouse to conduct a recanvass of votes cast on November 5 in the race for Kentucky governor.

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    During their meeting on Tuesday, November 12, the Wayne County Board of Education recognized Bell Elementary Principal Derrick Harris for 

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Carson New liked a handmade sheep, which he found at one of the booths.

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Payton Smith showed his Christmas list to Santa, while the two talked at Christmas Village Saturday at the ASPIRE Center. The annual event, sponsored by the Wayne County Extension Homemakers, is a great way to begin the holiday, with lots of unique gifts and decorations available.

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    Local voter turnout was much better than election officials anticipated for the Tuesday, November 5 general election.

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    Work continues to replace aging water meters with new automatic read meters, according to a report given to the Monticello Utility Commission during their meeting on Thursday, November 7.

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    There was even more good news for Monticello on Saturday, when officials from the Department of Local Government, including Commissioner Sandy Donahoo, stopped in to announce the approval of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

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    Monticello will benefit from discretionary funds awarded recently through the Kentucky Transpor-tation Cabinet's Rural and Municipal Aid program.

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    The roar of the cannons and the smell of gunpowder. The music, the dresses and the campsite. Get ready for what is believed to be the final reenactment at Mill Springs Battlefield, because it is expected to be among the largest the battleground has seen.

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    The man accused of abusing his stepdaughters and keeping the elder one hidden for more than two months has been found competent to stand trial.

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Cornstalks have been used to make a larger than life version of Cousin It from the Addams Family. People passing by the Dolen Farm on East KY 92 have had a chance to enjoy the Halloween decoration.

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A barn and silo are reflected in the clear water of a rural farm in 

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    The Wayne County Public Library will become a fine free library, following action taken by the board during a meeting on Wednesday, October 16.

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    With the new gymnasium floor at the ASPIRE Center now complete, members of the parks and recreation committee are making  plans to recognize local businesses and groups who have donated money to the project.

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The Wayne County High School Band treated the crowd at Friday night's 

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Members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 105 honored our 

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Obituaries

William Thomas Brummett, age 81 of Monticello, Ky., passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was born August 14, 1938 in Monticello, Ky. the son of the late Leslie Grant and Ina (Crabtree) Brummett. He is survived by one son-Andrew Brummett; and one si…

Billy Ray, age 62 of Monticello, Ky., passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 at Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, Ky. He was born February 9, 1957 in St. Louis, Mo. the son of Donald Ray and the late Cora Frances "Frankie" (Forbes) Ray. He is survived by his father-Donald Ray. He was prece…