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Nation Guard honors memory of fellow Guardsman

Photos by Emily Baker Members of the VFW Post 1410 of Corbin set up an information table at the National Guard Family Day event.

Photos by Emily Baker
Members of the VFW Post 1410 of Corbin set up an information table at the National Guard Family Day event. 

The Nation Guard post in Barbourville held its annual Family Day Sunday, Aug. 23, but this year was special.

Lisa Roark, Family Assistant Specialist for Ky National Guard Family Assistant Center, said, “This is Family day with a twist! Every year we have family day, but this year we wanted to honor the memory of Jonathan Roark who passed away in a car accident a few months ago.”

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Fine Arts Association begins season of music

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Special to the Mountain Advocate

The Fine Arts Association of Southeastern Kentucky, Inc. has announced its list of programs for the 2015-2016 season.

Aug. 29 – The Diamonds and Let’s Hang On, will be at Corbin High School. With tight vocal harmonies of the 1950s, The Diamonds pay tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Jersey Boys.

Oct. 24 – Jason Coleman, the grandson of Floyd Cramer, carries on his grandfather’s legacy with The Piano Magic of Floyd Cramer; Floyd was inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. His concert will be at the University of the Cumberlands Gatliff Building.

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GUILTY: Child sex abuser enters guilty plea

Photo by Emily Baker Jimmy Wayne Leach is escorted to a Knox County Detention Center van after a count hearing.

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Jimmy Wayne Leach is escorted to a Knox County Detention Center van after a count hearing.

Nearly a year after being arrested, Jimmy Wayne Leach, 59, of Barbourville, entered a plea to Judge Lay. Leach kept his head low and voice quiet as he pled guilty Wednesday, Aug. 19. Leach was arrested in Sept. 2014 and charged with three counts of first degree rape, three counts of first degree sodomy, three counts of incest and three counts of first degree sexual abuse.

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