By Ailenea Sexton, EKU Manchester

When I think of a person who strives to make our county a better place, I think of Tess Lipps. Lipps is an active member of the Clay County community. He is the pastor of Manchester Gospel Missions. He started the Clay County Cancer Coalition, which provides wigs, turbans and gas cards to those who travel to receive cancer treatments. He is one of the founders of the local Upward Soccer, which is a Christian based program that develops athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. In 2014, Lipps was named Clay County’s “Man of the Year.”  He is a role model when it comes to making a positive impact in Clay County.