Yukon

Survivor points to need for unified services

By Chris Eversole Shelia’s experience with the criminal justice system was not good for many years. Law enforcement officers sometimes didn’t believe her when they responded to her calls for help with domestic violence. Despite court protective orders, her ex-husband harassed her, her extended family and her employers through 6,000 derogatory text messages and in…

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City manager unveils ‘flat,’ $53M budget

Yukon city employees would receive a 3% cost-of-living increase, along with step raises under a proposed $53 million budget reviewed by the city council Wednesday in a special meeting. City Manager Jim Crosby described the proposed $53,261,169 budget as “flat.” It is up only slightly when compared to the city’s 2018-19 fiscal year budget. Crosby…

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Three Millers take individual honors

Yukon baseball’s strong season is being rewarded with postseason awards for several players. Senior shortstop Braylen Wimmer has represent the Millers on the all-star roster and will represent on all-state and all-conference rosters. “He’s getting the opportunity to go to South Carolina and play, and we’re very excited for him for that,” coach Kevin James…

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Yukon sales tax shows growth

As Yukon city officials prepare to meet Wednesday to discuss what City Manager Jim Crosby calls a “flat” budget, they got some good news. The city saw its first increased sales tax report in more than six months when compared to both the previous month and last May. The report, which was produced by the…

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Flooding closes roads, prompts rescues

Portions of Interstate 40 and State Highway 66 were among the roads that were closed Tuesday as floodwaters inundated the area, officials said. Andrew Skidmore, the director of Canadian County Emergency Management department, said dozens of roads were closed throughout the county after more than six inches of rain fell between Monday and early Tuesday.…

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Ex-teacher enters blind plea to sex charges

A former Yukon teacher has admitted that she had a sexual relationship with a student. Hunter Joanne Day, 23, entered a “blind plea” to charges of a second-degree rape and soliciting sex through technology during a hearing Tuesday. She could face up to 15 years in prison when she is sentenced at 1:30 p.m. June…

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