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Albany – I came from here

Posted June 16, 2020 at 12:23 pm

by Hershel I. McKinley

Sweet cedar smoke hangs heavy over the courthouse square

Acrid spit of tobacco stains the sidewalk and road.

Mules, horses, and knives traded, sold and given away

Empty bottles of Coke, Nehi, and RC stacked in pyramid piles.

Sergeant York sat on a wooden chair in front of my Daddy’s store

Golden twists of tobacco in a hip pocket and a bandanna in the other.

Red tins of Prince Albert peek from faded overall bibs

Straw hats, broken and crumpled from toil, shaded sunburned necks.

Hamburgers cooked with onions on a grease

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    Nobly they fell while fighting for liberty

    Posted April 14, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Before the Korean Conflict there had been 39 military funerals in Clinton County, Kentucky, for WWII veterans (Source: The New Era, Oct. 1951). The first one held here for a Korean Conflict casualty was on December 2, 1951, when Luther

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    Minford Stearns was a prisoner of war

    Posted March 24, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    The Korean Conflict resulted in different emotions being brought back home to some Clinton countians. Six months after the fighting began on June 25, 1950, Private Joe Elmore’s family was told he was missing in action. His partial

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    Christmas Memories

    Posted December 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Let’s go back in your mind to Christmas memories when you were a child. Recently, I ran in to some old friends and we have been reminiscing about our Childhood Christmases! We talked about the candy we would receive as a

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    Hometown Heroes

    Posted June 20, 2018 at 8:48 am

    by Tammy Waid McClellan

    Wow! As I was driving through town Sunday after church I was pleasantly surprised by the “Hometown Heroes” banners that were displayed throughout our town.


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