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New Middletown Priest honored in Kentucky

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The influence of a local clergyman on other people's live goes far beyond the Valley.

The ceremonial ribbon was recently cut in Cumberland, Kentucky on the Amen Pavilion dedicated to Father Stephen Popovich, who for the past five years, has helped with cement work, painting houses, drywall and other construction projects for the needy in Harlan County.

Besides his mission work in Kentucky, Father Popovich is the former pastor of Saint Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown.

Last November, the father was injured in a traffic crash which left him paralyzed. Father Monsignor Robert Siffrin, Vicar General of the Youngstown Diocese, says Father Popovich is in good spirits and still undergoing physical and occupational therapy.

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