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MAY - YEAR IN REVIEW

 
Series: 2017 Year in Review | Story 7

December 29, 2017

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Leslie Snell takes a photo of Taylin Bauer, Jentry Snell, Chaelin Polk in front of the Creek Valley Middle School sign on the last day of school.

FORMER SIDNEY TEACHER PAINTS OFFICIAL KENTUCKY DERBY ART

Jim Cantrell, a former Sidney art teacher, was chosen as the official artist for the 2017 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks races.

He received the call from Churchill Downs last summer and completed the art in the fall.

Cantrell said it was an honor to be chosen.

"At first I didn't understand it, but it's turned out to be, not an ordeal, but it's something I'm not used to," he said. "All this celebrity, people stopping me on the street and that sort of thing."

Cantrell was reluctant at first, gallery owner and wife Jeannette Cantrell,...



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