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Cuba Christmas parade, santa draw large crowd - PHOTO GALLERY

The annual Cuba Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade was held Saturday, starting at the Wagon Wheel and traveling down Historic Route 66 before turning onto Smith Street and ending at the Recklein Historic District, where Santa was on hand to greet children and hand out presents.

Drug raid finds meth, weapons, cash

    A raid conducted by members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Cuba Police Department, and South Central Drug Task Force turned up drugs, cash, and two weapons at a Cuba residence on Sunday, Dec. 8. Two people were taken into custody.

Bourbon School Board gives okay to $200,000 health insurance payment

    Like several other area school districts, the Bourbon School District was recently forced to pay a hefty health insurance assessment due to a shortfall in premiums to cover more than $6 million in benefit claims. The district is part of a 22-school health insurance consortium that operated on a self-funded plan managed by United Health Care (UHC).

Walmart transports wreaths for Wreaths Across America

    Two tractor trailers filled with wreaths left the St. James Walmart Distribution Center #6069 on Monday morning, to be delivered to veterans cemeteries across the United States. Walmart sponsors 15,000 wreaths to be placed at National Cemeteries in support of Wreaths Across America and National Wreath Day, which will be held this Saturday.

Council approves change in insurance provider

    The St. James City Council received health insurance quotes from Sheran Ashby, of Ashby Covenant Insurance, and was presented an update by Jim Fleming about rising insurance costs. The council voted to change insurance providers to avoid a 19 percent increase that would have been leveled against them by remaining with United Health Care (UHC).