McCreary County Record

November 25, 2014

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John Chitwood Photo Janie Slaven Photo All four occupants of the above Ford F-150 had to be airlifted for medical treatment after it was rear-ended by a Dodge pickup (left) on US 27 just after 10 a.m. Saturday morning. According to McCreary County Deputy Sheriff Tom Smith, Mark A. Brown, 29, was stopped and preparing to turn into the Lord's Cafe entrance when northbound Aaron M. Jones, 16, struck the Ford from behind. Brown was ejected and his passengers — two women and a baby — were also airlifted. None were properly restrained. Jones was not injured. Traffic was briefly re-routed from the Cabin Creek and East Appletree lights. Assisting at the scene were KSP Trooper Willie Cowan, Whitley City firefighters, McCreary EMS as well as Search and Rescue. VOL. 96, NO. 13 WHITLEY CITY, KY 42653 606-376-5357 28 PAGES By JANIE SLAVEN Record News Editor PINE KNOT — As we gather together this week to give thanks, we should remember one of the county's most unique treasures. Last Wednesday, November 19, Fannie Morgan celebrated her 103rd birthday with a party at McCreary County Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she has lived since suffering a fall in October of last year. Miss Fannie's body may not be as strong as it once was but her mind is sharp as ever. She had no trouble telling activities director Robin Stephens what day it was when she went to wake Miss Fannie that morning. And she enthusiastically greeted family and friends who gathered in the cafeteria later that afternoon. Niece Betty Olson attributed Miss Fannie's longevity at least in part to her smile, which is also best remembered by her former students. Born to Willis H. and Sarah (Lawson) Morgan in Sawyer, Fannie graduated from Whitley City High School in 1931 and then attended Cumberland College. She joined By JANIE SLAVEN Record News Editor STEARNS — McCreary Academy, the district's alternative school, proved once again to be a controversial topic during last week's school board meeting. In April 2013, the McCreary County Board of Education split on a budget proposal that included moving the Academy from the basement of McCreary County Middle School to a wing of McCreary Central High School. At that time, newly appointed member Larry Davis sided with board chair Nelda Gilreath and vice-chair Roxanne Shook in support of what Superintendent Arthur D. Wright called a "transition" meant to save the district just over $200,000. Fellow members Brandon Kidd Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, The Record will be closed on Thursday and Friday. All Festival Chorus 50 ¢ 50 ¢ 50 ¢ Established 1919 Pledged to no party's arbitrary sway, we hew to the lines of truth and edification of our people and let the chips fall where they may. ©2014 All Rights Reserved WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014 Cheerleaders take 2nd @ Regionals See Page 1B See Page 12B By JANIE SLAVEN Record News Editor LONDON —Two federal inmates serving time on drug charges have been indicted separately by a federal grand jury after trying to break out of the pentitentiary at Pine Knot. Corey Adam Baker, 29, and Delman Demetrius Davis, 42, were charged with attempted escape in connection to an August 10 incident at USP McCreary but the indictment provides no further details about what happened. The Record has no file information on Baker, who is currently serving 14 months after having his probation revoked. The Associated Press reports that he was originally convicted in London of conspiracy to manufacture 100 or more marijuana plants in 2008. Baker will be arraigned on the new charge December 9. The Record did report on Davis, an alleged walkoff who was caught on August 10 with Teresa Phillips, 37, of New Market, TN. The couple were detained at 5:38 a.m. on Clear Creek Road near the prison's minimum-security camp. Phillips, who was charged locally with first- degree Escape as well as Possession of Marijuana, reportedly admitted to McCreary County Deputy Sheriff Jerry Meadows that she had taken Davis to an area motel then drove back so that Davis could sneak back into the camp. Her case was dismissed last month according to McCreary Circuit records. At the time, however, USP McCreary Camp Administrator Darrell Lennon reported at the time that staff observed Phillips' car enter Clear Creek Road where the inmate moved toward it — suggesting Davis never left the immediate area. Davis is serving 21 years in prison after being convicted in Greeneville, TN, of conspiracy to distribute cocaine (less than five kilograms but more than 500 grams). He is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charge on December 22. If convicted of attempting to escape, both defendants face up to five additional year in federal prison. A R e a s o n t o b e T h a n k f u l ■ ■ Incidents at USP McCreary occurred in August ■ ■ Board splits over move back to McCreary Middle Closed for Holiday Closed for Holiday ▼ ▼ See FANNIE, Page 2A ■ ■ Fannie Morgan celebrates 103 years Pictured above is Fannie Morgan's 1932 Mill Creek school portrait. 2 federal inmates charged with attempted escape ▼ ▼ See ACADEMY, Page 2A Academy Shakeup ( )#!####" # (! &#%(& ' $$" &% $e CD of "Looking Back, Volume I," can be purchased separately for just $6.95 "Looking Back, Volume I," published in 2006, is no longer in print. It is now available on CD. 1e entire book is in easy to read pdf format, using Acrobat Reader. See a collection of old photographs & information gathered over several years by The McCreary County Record, featuring people & places in & around McCreary County. Come by our Office on Main St in Whitley City or call 606-376-5357 Today! Marcus Bryant shows Fannie Morgan one of her birthday cakes during last Wednesday's celebration. Photo by Janie Slaven Janie Slaven Photo

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