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McKee City Council Holds Regular Meeting
By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
The McKee City Council held their regular meeting on Monday, April 21st at 7:00pm with all council members present except JoAnn Gabbard and Margaret Rader who were absent due to illness. Mayor John Thompkins called the meeting to order with the meeting opening with a prayer by Councilman Phillip "Worm" Johnson, which was then followed by the Pledge. The first item on the Agenda was the minutes of the February 24th Special Meeting and the March 26th Special Meeting which were both accepted and approved by the council. The first reading of the Ordinance Designating a One Way Street for 3rd street (this is the alley behind S & T Hardware). Mayor Thompkins said that due to safety issues he and the council agreed that 3rd Street should be one way. This information will be published in the local papers prior to the signs being put up on at the entrance of 3rd Street and Water Street. The second reading for this ordinance will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd and will be published shortly after. Also a safety issue was in the CCC Bottom area. The Council heard the first reading designating a one way street from BAE to McKee Manor Apartments. This to will be published in the local papers after the final reading and approval.
JCHS Holds Prom on Saturday
By Kernel Banks, Reporter/Staff Writer
On Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 6:00 pm students from Jackson County High School started arriving at the Stratton Building at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. It was a night of glamour, dance, and entertainment for the young adults. Basketball, Football, Volleyball and all study material was set aside and a fun filled evening took their place. Soft drinks, snacks, music and dance were set forth. The last formal evening for many of the seniors was an evening to be remembered for the rest of their lives. Photos, laughter, emotions, and friendship was shared. There were no negative feelings; all that was present were a lot of smiles on a lot of happy students. Standing on the balcony of the Stratton Building, on a warm April evening looking out over the pond, the young adults were admiring the beauty of nature about them. Young adults were standing there in formals, evening gowns, suits, and tuxedos. As I watched over these young men and women, a thought passed through my mind. In the grand scheme of things, barely any time has passed and these children who had just been brought home in baby blankets were now entering the building in their formal wear, this was another generation of seniors completing their general education and was now ready to burst into the world.