Wayne County Outlook

Posted February 24, 2015 at 7:23 pm

Most teenage boys are too busy gripping a video game controller or some other device to be interested in holding a gun or even deer hunting.

But this past modern gun season, Cody McLean, 13, killed what could be the largest typical whitetail deer on the Boone and Crockett scoring system in Wayne County with the very first deer he ever killed.

The kill ended a quest for the trophy buck McLean had stalked for nearly two years.

“It was pretty cool, because it was the big one I had seen for two years,” McLean said. “I was feeling like I wasn’t going to hit it because I missed last year.”

McLean’s deer registered 182 0/8 on the Boone and Crockett scale.

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    Wayne County Outlook

    “It’s like joining a club, paying your dues and not being able to use all of the facilities,” said District Three Magistrate Dale Vaughn, as he urged the fiscal court to join the City of Monticello in an effort to persuade South Kentucky RECC officials to build a community room at their local office.

    During a meeting held Thursday, December 11, fiscal court agreed to write a letter–the second they will have drafted in the last couple of months–requesting that South Kentucky RECC CEO Allen Anderson and other officials with the electric

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    Cumberland County News

    The Burkesville City Council held a special call meeting December 9.

    The purpose of the meeting was the first reading of the Occupational License Tax Ordinance 2014-15, which will raise the occupational tax from one percent to two percent. Mayor Keith Riddle read the ordinance and City Attorney Angie Capps verified that everything was in order.

    The meeting was then adjourned.

    The council held another meeting December 18 (too late for press deadline.)

    Times Journal

    It’s been said that one of the true meanings of Christmas is in the giving, while one may have given a life for all, we can carry on the heart of that meaning through selfless giving to others.

    The children of Salem Elementary exemplified the spirit of giving last week through their Christmas Mission 2014; 12 Days to Make a Difference.

    Through the generous support of many individuals, businesses, and of course the students, Sale mElementary were able to fully stuff over 240 backpacks with goodies, essentials, toys

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    Overton County News

    Overton County Legislative Body soundly rejected the County Powers Act during the regular meeting held Monday, November 10.

    A public hearing was held at 5:30 p.m. to give residents an opportunity to comment on the act, which, pursuant to T.C.A. 5-1-118, would give the County Commission the authority to create ordinances.

    County Executive Ben Danner opened the floor for comment and the first seven residents to speak were opposed to the act, saying they want to keep their freedom from being told what they can and cannot do

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    Times Journal

    Local resident David McGowan had a bone to pick with the Russell County Fiscal Court at the monthly meeting on Monday, November 10.

    McGowan, owner of properties located around the area where A & S Protein, the animal rendering plant which was court ordered to permanently shut down from its operating location earlier in the year, approached the court and asked they consider a form of recompense for his financial loss, owing to what he said was the court’s involvement in the business.

    “What I would like to

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    The Herald News

    The only item of note on last week’s fiscal court agenda was the bid on the NOAA Weather Radios.

    As part of the May 2010 flood disaster relief program, the county was approved for a FEMA Weather Radio Initiative grant in the amount of $233,092 to purchase 6,500 National Weather Service radios for every county household and business. The funding breakdown is from three sources: the federal government is contributing around $175,000, with the state 12 percent and the county 13 percent, or around $30,000.

    The original plan

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    Times Journal

    Department of Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Tony Wilder joined Russell County Judge/Executive Gary Robertson on Monday, October 27, to announce $1 million in support of economic development and job growth in Russell County.

    The $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) will allow the Russell County Fiscal Court and the Russell County Industrial Development Authority (RCIDA) to purchase equipment to lease to local manufacturer Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc.

    Gov. Steve Beshear affirmed his support of the project.

    “I applaud Russell County for their

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    Overton County News

    Two men who allegedly impersonated police to gain entry and then pistol-whip an Overton County man in his home were arrested by Putnam County deputies Tuesday, October 16.

    According to an incident report from Overton County Sheriff’s Department, a Rickman man reported two men knocked on the door of his home Wednesday evening, October 15.

    The report narrative by Deputy James Elliott said, “When (victim) opened the door the two men yelled ‘Police’ and pushed their way into the home. As the two men were forcing their way

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    Wayne County Outlook

    One man has been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary that occurred at a rural church in Wayne County.

    According to Wayne County Sheriff Charles Boston, Richard J. Randolph, Jr., was charged with first degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more, theft by unlawful taking from a building $500 or more and criminal mischief first degree.

    He was lodged in Wayne County Detention Center.

    The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department responded to a burglary complaint on Saturday, October 25 at the

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