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    One Vehicle Accident Claims the Life of Local Man

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
    The investigation continues in a one vehicle accident which occurred on Saturday, July 26th, that claimed the life of a young man from Annville. According to a report from Kentucky State Police Post 11 London, they received a report of a single vehicle accident on Alderson Branch Road in Clay County at approximately 11:46AM on Saturday. Upon his arrival, Trooper Benjamine Graves determined that a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, operated by Brandon P. Watkins, 23 was traveling Southbound on Alderson Branch Road when his vehicle dropped off the left shoulder of the roadway, going over an embankment, and striking a tree head on. Watkins was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Clay County Coronerís Office. The report stated he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision. The cause of the collision is still under investigation by Trooper Graves, who is in charge of the investigation.

    1500 Attend Back to School Giveaway

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
    According to Debbie Turner, blessings were in abundance last week at the annual clothing, back to school, and furniture give a-way held at Bond Baptist Church. It was a huge success with, helping over 1,500 people from Jackson and surrounding counties. Churches from near and far reached out to work for one common goal, to help those who are less fortunate. Turner said, ďWe set out on a mission to be the LORDís hands and feet in a world where missionary work is slowly dwindling away and the teachings and preaching of the Bible are nothing more than suggestions to those that will listen. There are a slew of individuals and mission teams from all over the state that made this possible and must be thanked for their contributions but we should all remember that none of this would have been possible without Godís hand.Ē Turner added that she would personally like to express her most sincere appreciation to all the organizations involved in making this give-a-way a success. Oakland Baptist Church from Bowling Green provided a 53 foot long trailer full of clothing, shoes, washing detergent, back to school supplies, food and furniture. They work ALL year to see that these items make it to this area and continue to slave over the process of giving it out to citizens of this county. Aside from this, they also grilled for the crowd, providing over 800 burgers, hotdogs, chips, & sodas. Godís Care Ministry (Kenny Kysar and Family) of Corbin brought back-to-school supplies, clothing, and house wares and sent volunteers to help.