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Hometown hero award event postponed to spring

SALYERSVILLE – The “Terry Miller’s Hometown Jam,” slated for this Saturday has been canceled due to the inclement weather forecast for this weekend.

With the remnants of Hurricane Ian scheduled to make its way to Eastern Kentucky starting Friday night through early next week, there’s a strong chance for storms on October 1, which was the date scheduled for the event.

The main purpose of the event was to establish “The Carter Conley Memorial Hometown Hero Award,” which will be given annually to residents who have given their time, talents, skills and energies to making this a better place to live.

Carter Conley, who founded and led the Magoffin County Rescue Squad from 1976 until his death last year due to complications from COVID-19, left a legacy of commitment to the people of Magoffin County, which is the spirit the city, county, and MCHS79, Inc., are planning to honor with this award each year.

While the free community concert is now postponed until the spring, the first recipient of the Hometown Hero award will be musician Terry Miller.

“Terry Miller has enriched the lives of thousands of Magoffin County’s people over the last fifty years. Proms, parties, family gatherings, funerals, Founders Days and Community Days, it seems that just about everyone has been touched by Terry’s music at some point in their lives”, said Shepherd.

Miller, 66, is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter noted for his long stint fronting the Dixie Bridge Band with siblings Debbie Allen and Sam Miller, bandmates Doug Joseph, John Randall Salyer and others.

The SI will release the rescheduled date of the free community concert to celebrate the Hometown Hero Award when those plans are announced.

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