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    A Wayne County man, charged with murder in connection with the November 2016 death of his wife, has entered a guilty plea to the charge of second degree manslaughter.

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    Monday, January 20 is a day to celebrate and remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Discolored water has been an issue that the Monticello Utility Commission has been dealing with for several weeks.

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Strong storms moved through the county on Saturday, January 11, taking down trees, electric lines and damaging structures

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Boats and boat slips at Conley Bottom Resort sustained damage, ad did a feed shed that was leveled in Murl community.

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The swinging bridge at Ritner sustained some damage during a recent 

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Wayne County Lady Cardinal basketball Coach Mark McKinley and 

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Amber Jones drives in for a layup as Wayne County hosted Danville Saturday afternoon. The Lady Cardinals came out with the win. See next week's edition for details.

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    A bill to raise the legal age for buying all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, in Kentucky from 18 to 21 was pre-filed this month by State Sen. Ralph Alvarado of Winchester.

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    A Wayne County man accused of murder in the shooting death of his brother-in-law entered a not guilty plea to the charge during an arraignment held Monday, December 16.

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Brooklyn Adkins, the two-year-old daughter of Chad and Brittany Adkins, was delighted with the items she found in her Christmas stoking.

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    Four pieces of commercial property along KY 90 and Bypass 90 are now part of the City of Monticello. The city council met in special session on Tuesday, December 17 and unanimously approved the second reading of the two ordinances annexing the property into Monticello's corporate limits.

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    ETA Precision Rescue has been awarded the bid for the ambulance remount project. Bids were reviewed by Wayne County Fiscal Court during their meeting on Thursday, December 12.

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        A 66-year-old Northern Kentucky man died in the Shinbone area of Lake Cumberland on Sunday,  December 15. Officials are uncertain the cause of his death, but stated that no foul play is suspected.

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    The audit report for the Wayne County School District for 2018-2019 was a good one. The school board reviewed and approved the audit report during their meeting held on Tuesday, December 10.

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Joselyn Nelson, as the  Littlest Tree, Joseph Carlton, as Santa, and Bryleigh Lawson, as Mrs. Claus, delighted the audience with their performance.                           

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Second grader Payton Smith portrayed an elf in a Christmas program at Bell Elementary School.

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    Preparations are currently underway for the 2020 national census and the new federal head count may mean boundary changes for congressional, legislative and magisterial districts.

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    The annexation of four pieces of property into the city limits will likely become official next week, when Monticello City Council will finalize the process. Special meetings have been set for Monday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 17 in regard to the annexation.

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    "Best parade ever.' That's what many members of the Monticello-Wayne County Chamber of Commerce have been hearing from local residents who enjoyed the 49th annual Christmas Parade, which was held Friday, December 6.

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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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    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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