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Eleven Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (Apr. 14 through Apr. 20)  5-3-08                           
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that eleven people died in ten separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, Apr. 14 through Sunday, Apr. 20, 2008.
Nine of the fatalities were traveling in motor vehicles. Six of the victims were not wearing seat belts.
One fatality involved a motorcycle that occurred in Hardin county. The motorcyclist was exiting the Natcher Parkway onto southbound I-65 when he lost control of his Harley Davidson motorcycle with sidecar.  After the motorcycle lost control, it struck a semi-truck before coming to a rest.  Those on the motorcycle included a man, his son and the man's girlfriend.  The man and his son walked away uninjured but the woman was killed in the crash. None of the victims were wearing helmets. 
A fatal ATV crash occurred in Warren county and the driver was not wearing a helmet.
Single-fatality crashes occurred in Bracken, Carter, Graves, Leslie, Lyon, Warren and Whitley counties. A double-fatality crash occurred on KY 210 in Taylor county.
The fatality in Bracken county was the result of a motor vehicle collision with a railroad train on Mary Ingles Highway in Mt. Olivet.
Through April 20, preliminary statistics* indicate that 209 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2008. This is 17 fewer than reported for this time period in 2007. Of the 175 motor vehicle fatalities, 115 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 13 motorcycle fatalities, eight were not wearing helmets. Twenty pedestrians have been killed. A total of 43 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.

"The Christmas Carol" to be presented at Museum on Dec. 13th

A dramatization of “The Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens will be presented at the Breathitt County Museum on Thursday, December 13th, at six o’clock in the evening.  The partial dramatization of this classic English Christmas tale will be presented by Dr. Wilfred Fisher.
Dr. Fisher, now retired, came to the campus of the Kentucky Mountain Bible College in December, 1939, where he served the school and the community for over 68 years.  He has been presenting this rendition of the Dickens’ story for many years to the students at KMBC and Mt. Carmel .  The museum is extremely delighted to have Mr. Fisher present this classic tale once again to all who wish to attend.  Prelude music will be provided by flutists Miss Cara Gabbard and Miss Meredith Yount. 
If you love a good ghost story, combined with a Christmas tale of Old England, or if you just want to get in the Christmas spirit, don’t miss this very special dramatization of “The Christmas Carol”.  At the end, you might just go away feeling as Scrooge did when proclaimed, "I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel; I am as merry as a school-boy.  I am as giddy as a drunken man.  A merry Christmas to every-body!  A happy New Year to all the world!  Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!"

Drainage pipe installation to result in closure of KY 1165 in Perry County on Tuesday, Sept. 25

JACKSON, KY – (Sept. 13, 2007) – Personnel from the Kentucky Department of Highways, Perry County Maintenance, will install a drainage pipe on KY 1165 at milepoint 2.3 on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The project will begin around 8:15 a.m. and will continue until approximately 2:30 p.m. During this time, the road will be closed to through traffic and motorists should plan their trips accordingly.

Letcher Co. Murder

On 07/03/07 at approximately 21:52 hrs. Kentucky State Police Post 13 received a call of a possible domestic dispute at 335 Cherokee Drive in the Deane community of Letcher County. The caller also advised he thought he heard a gunshot.
Upon arrival of Jenkins Police Dept., Letcher County Sheriff’s Dept, and the Kentucky State Police Mark Adams was found lying on the floor with a gunshot wound. Neon Emergency Medical Service removed the victim to a landing zone and Mr. Adams was flown to Holston Valley Medical Center. Mr. Adams was pronounced deceased at 00:12 by Dr. Earspiker.
The Perpetrator, Bobby G. Collins was arrested and lodged in the Letcher County Jail. The case remains under investigation by Det. Randy Combs.

KY 1350 in Owsley County to be closed for repairs May 29-30

JACKSON, KY – (May 3, 2007) -- In order to allow the Kentucky Department of Highways to replace a drainage pipe, KY 1350 in Owsley County will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 29 and 30. The closure will be at milepoint 1.95, between KY 1503 at Island City and KY 846 at Conkling. No marked detour will be posted, but motorists can use KY 1503 to KY 846 at Sturgeon, or KY 577 through Clay County to KY 11, as alternate routes.

House votes to restore vetoed projects

FRANKFORT -- House members today voted 94-5 to restore projects that were vetoed by the governor last year, completing one of the keystones of the House Democrats' Commitment to Kentucky Families.
The bulk of the 43 projects will take place on college campuses.  As a result, new classrooms, technology centers, student housing and other educational improvements will be constructed at universities across the state.
House Bill 1, sponsored by House Speaker Jody Richards, authorizes the approximately $11 million a year in debt service for the 25 General Fund projects.  Funds were appropriated in the state's current biennium budget; no additional funding is required.  In addition, $204 million of the college-related vetoed projects are in the form of agency bonds, to be paid by the universities themselves.
"Education is our highest priority," Richards said.  "Restoring these projects is an investment we think is absolutely essential to ensuring our students have the resources they need to be successful."
To applause, Richards also noted that the bill directs that coal severance funds are to be spent for counties' specific projects, such as water and sewer upgrades, park upgrades, fire department improvements, senior citizens centers, libraries, schools and other community projects.
Under the governor’s veto, counties were required to go through additional administrative hoops to access the funds for needed expenditures.
The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Donations to KSP Jonathan K. Leonard

(PIKEVILLE, KY) -- The family of Kentucky State Police Trooper Jonathan K. Leonard has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the KSP Post 9 “Shop with a Trooper” program, or to Trooper Island Camp, Inc. Trooper Leonard was killed in an automobile accident Dec. 19 in Pike County while on duty.
The “Shop with a Trooper” program matches children with state troopers who help them select and buy Christmas gifts. Trooper Island Camp, a non-profit organization, is a KSP summer camp where under-privileged children may spend a week of recreation at no cost to the child or their family. Checks should be written and mailed as follows: 
For Shop with a Trooper, make checks payable to KSPPA District 9 Shop with a Trooper and send to Kentucky State Police Post 9, c/o Vickie Charles, P.O. Box 2528, Pikeville, Ky. 41502.
For Trooper Island Camp, make checks payable to Trooper Island Inc. and send to Kentucky State Police, Media Relations, 919 Versailles Rd., Frankfort, Ky. 40601.

‘Dores Find Gold

Two of Eastern KY’s premier running backs faced off in the Black Gold Bowl at Perry Central on Friday, Sept. 15.  The Commodores found gold to bring home their first victory of this season in a barn burner over Knott County Central 31-20.  Knott Central fell to 2-3 on the season but proved that they were worthy opponents as they gave the ‘Dores all they could handle on the legs and shoulders of Gabe Owens, an extremely agile and effective running back.  Owens gained over 1800 yards last season and 600 plus yards through the first four games of this year. 
Not to be out done, Perry Central’s Brandon Willis showed the large crowd why he is the work horse of the Commodore offense.  Willis proved he could run and throw as he threw one touchdown pass to Demetrius Travis on the second quarter to give the Commodores the lead for good at 19-13.  Although the game featured excellent displays of athleticism and determination, it also gave way to inconsistent play by turnovers and penalties.  A great play would be followed by a mistake, followed by yet another great play.  With Perry Central leading 19-13 at the half and 25-13 after three, the game was still in doubt as both teams returned to their strengths by running ball well in spite of a slippery surface.  Again both Willis and Owens rose to the occasion by tremendous running.  This year’s Black Gold game proved to be golden and nail biter too.
Line Score
        1 2 3 4
KCC 7 6 0 7
PCC 7 12 6 6
KCC 23 yard run-Owens-Lindon kick, PCC-Miller 9 yard run-Amis kick
PCC-willis 60 yard run-kick failed, KCC-Lindon (Ratliff pass) 2 yard-kick failed
PCC-Travis (willis pass-60 yard)-kick failed, PCC-Miller 2 yard run. 2 point conversionfails, KCC-Owen 1 yard run, 2 point conversion failed, PCC-Travis (30 yard Amis pass) 2 point conversion fails.  PCC 1-4   KCC  2-3

Lexie Gibbs

I’m here with
Captain Lexie R. Gibbs III from the United States Army who is stationed in the 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas.  Captain Gibbs is a native of Breathitt County and has served In the U.S. Army for the last 16 years.  He has served two terms in the Middle East.  The first was in Kuwait (Intrinsic Action) in 1998-99 and the second was in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) in 2004-05.  Captain Gibbs has agreed to answer a few questions for the Kentucky Mountain News.
Pez:  Captain Gibbs, we know you are stationed in Fort Hood, but what exactly are your duties there?
Captain Gibbs:  I am currently the Troop Commander of Alpha Troop, 4th Squadron, 9th (US) Cavalry.  The unit is a armored reconnaissance squadron assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.  Alpha Troop’s task organization is two scout platoons, one mortar section, and one maintenance section for a total of about 105 soldiers. 
Pez:  Captain, I fully understand that with your past experience in the Middle East that you yourself are prepared, but how hard is it to prepare new recruits for what they are about to face?
Captain Gibbs:  Let me say just one word, “Sergeants”.  I cannot not even begin to try to prepare / train brand new soldiers of  the task of going into combat without the Non-commissioned Officers of the US Army.  Together with the squadron commander’s guidance, my Sergeants and I sit down and plan the training.  First we look at the individual soldier requirements…such as individual weapons (M4/M16/9MM) qualification, crew serve weapons (CAL .50 Machine Gun and M240B 7.62MM Machine Gun) qualification, physical fitness, and common task training.  Second we begin to conduct collective training for the scout crews (M1114 HMMWV Light Scout Gunnery and M3A3 Bradley Scout Gunnery), platoon lane training, troop lane training with the capstone event of a NTC rotation at Fort Irwin, CA.   During all of this we also take the time to prepare the families by establishing a well connected FRG (Family Readiness Group).  
Pez:  Captain, the war in Iraq has been a big issue within the U.S. and it seems that the people are basically split on this war.  I understand that you have your personal opinion of this war, but what do you think the consensus of the troops that you have come in contact with appear to be? 
Captain Gibbs:  My soldiers and I swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic and to obey the orders of the President and the officers appointed over us.  The US Army is comprised totally of volunteers.
Pez:  Captain, from your perspective, do you think we are making any progress in this war?  Basically, are we making a difference to the people of Iraq?
Captain Gibbs:  We are winning the war on Terrorism in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  I have witness first hand the successes we have experienced in Iraq.  The American soldier has demonstrated time and again his ability to adapt to any situation and to help those who are in need.  In the 2nd Brigade Combat Team we live what we call the “Blackjack Charge” which is Be Polite, Be Positive, Be Professional, Be Prepared to Help, and Be Prepared to Kill. 
Pez:  Captain, how do you feel about an immediate withdrawal from Iraq?
Captain Gibbs:  This is a decision made at echelons above me, all I can say is that men like me will continue to do our duty just as our forefathers in World War I, II, Korea, and Vietnam did.
Pez:  Captain, is there anything else you would like to say to the people of this area?
Captain Gibbs:  Thank you to all of those who pray for our soldiers and our mission.  Thank you for the continued support you give our soldiers during these trying times.  Together we will win the War on Terrorism and provide our children a better world to live in.

Jackson Lions Club Honors Members and Community

On Tuesday June 27, The Jackson Lions Club honored club members and a member of the community during an evening of dining and recognition.
Lions Club President Burton herald welcomed the audience of more than 40 who attended the festivity.
President Herald said he thanked everyone who came out to support the club and to recognize the individuals. Herald said, we do a lot to help our community and it makes me feel good to see someone using the Lions Club Building and the ball field.
Herald first made a presentation from Lions International to a Lions Club member who brought at least two new members into the club. This award went to Bobby Thorpe, Jr.
Officers for the year were introduced to the audience as Burton Herald, Jr.-President, Gladys Herald- Secretary Treasurer, David Caudill- Vice President, and Jim Baker- Tail Twister.
The awards committee then presented several awards.
Burton Herald,  Jr. received the Presidents Award from the club. Herald has been a Lion for over 20 years and President of the club for the past 6 years. 
The Secretary Treasurer award was presented to Gladys Herald. Yarn Spinner award was presented to Melinda Deaton and Gloria Hay received the Lion Tamer award.
Clara Gabbard was presented with the Citizen of the Year Award by the Club. Gabbard thanked those in attendance. She said “I love Breathitt County”. David Caudill the clubs Vice President said “ Clara is really concerned with the cultural advancement of our county and contributes to our area in many ways.
Robert Shelton was awarded the Lions Hall of Fame Award. The Vice president of the club said that Shelton contributes greatly to the club and is very supportive of it.
The Lion of the Year award was presented to Bobby Thorpe, Jr. Caudill said that Thorpe worked outstanding in projects and was very supportive of the club.
Lion Burton Herald said that the annual Lions Club Radio Auction will be held July 24-28 on WJSN Radio. Also that the clubhouse was available for use by the public for a nominal fee. The fee no where near covers the expenses that have to be paid for the building but it is the clubs contribution to our area.

Caption for photos- Clara Gabbard-Citizen of the Year, Robert Shelton-Lions Hall of Fame, and Bobby Thorpe, Jr. - Lion of the Year.

Fletcher Indicted

Kentucky Press Association News Bureau
For the first time since the merit-hiring controversy began last year, Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher has been charged with a crime. Thursday, a special grand jury in Franklin County issued indictments against Fletcher, including allegations of criminal conspiracy, official misconduct and political discrimination. The grand jury also returns indictments against Sam Beverage, a former highway engineer for the state, on perjury charges. Thirteen other
indictments were sealed. An arraignment hearing has been set for June 7. Fletcher is not
expected to attend the hearing. A special grand jury in Franklin County has been hearing testimony for
over a year concerning possible political influence in merit-system hiring. Fletcher is accused of using political connections and affiliations in hiring decisions against state law. The indictment says Fletcher and other state officials used the Governor’s Personnel Initiative to handpick job recipients based on party affiliation and donations.
If he is convicted, Fletcher could be removed from office and jailed. In August, Fletcher issued pardons for anyone, with the exception of himself, connected or charged in the scandal. Fletcher has said he has a “clear conscience” and has no plans to pardon himself. Fletcher said the allegations themselves are politically motivated by Attorney General Greg Stumbo. The controversy first came to light in November 2004 when an employee of the State Transportation Cabinet accused members of the Fletcher administration of using politics in hiring decisions.
In the summer of 2005, then-acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert, Deputy Secretary Jim Adams, Commissioner of Administrative Services Dan Druen, Fletcher’s chief of staff Dick Murgatroyd, and
transportation official Cory Meadows were indicted. All of the men were later pardoned by Fletcher for any potential wrongdoing.

Hybrids; Flexible fuel vehicles added to state fleet

FRANKFORT, Ky.— The Finance and Administration Cabinet’s Division of Fleet Management has replaced some larger, less fuel-efficient vehicles traditionally included in the state motor pool with more energy efficient and environmentally friendly models.
The state’s motor vehicle fleet currently has 19 hybrid vehicles. These vehicles include the Toyota Prius, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Ford Escape Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid and Honda Insight. These vehicles replaced larger SUVs and trucks that had previously been used primarily by field staff in the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet (EPPC), which estimates that its average fuel cost has been reduced by 52 percent as a result of this hybrid technology.
In comparison to traditional fuel-powered vehicles, the above-listed hybrids also reduced harmful emissions from approximately 109,000 pounds to approximately 2,250 pounds for the same mileage according to the Division of Fleet Management.
In addition to the introduction of hybrid technology to the fleet, nearly 1,200 flexible fuel vehicles are also currently included in the state’s motor vehicle fleet. These vehicles are designed to run on a mixture of unleaded gasoline and an alcohol fuel, either ethanol or methanol.
As aging vehicles are replaced in the state fleet, the division is also looking to replace larger vehicles with more energy efficient vehicles while still meeting agency needs. Smaller, lighter automobiles require fewer materials to produce and decreases emissions. Fleet Management is also investigating the use of electric service vehicles and other forms of fuel alternatives. 
Kentuckians will join others across the world in celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 22.  Spearheaded by the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, a number of state agencies, local governments, businesses and organizations have joined together to celebrate Earth Day in the Commonwealth.  Some of these partners have organized environmental activities throughout the month of April while others are providing information and resources on protecting Kentucky’s environment.
This is the third year in a row for a month-long, organized campaign in celebration of Earth Day.  Among activities planned are hikes, special events, college campus programs, environmental award presentations and demonstrations of new, environmentally friendly technology.  Visit the state Earth Day Web site at to learn more about Kentucky's Earth Day celebration


It Is Claimed That He Has Had Three Sets of Teeth
In His 130 Years of Life—Beats Boys In Shooting Matches Now
There is little doubt that John Shell, who has lived a century or more on Greasy creek, not far from the Leslie and Harlan lines, is the oldest man in the civilized world today. He admits being 115 years old, but all his old neighbors say he skips a year or two at a time very frequently in his reckoning. “Uncle Henry” Chappell, himself seventy years old, and one of the foremost citizens of that community, says Mr. Shell was an old man back as far as he can remember, and that he has a tax ticket showing payment of taxes by the old man in 1809, which would make the latter at least 130 or 131 years old. The old man says his mother had a record many years ago, but it was lost quite as many years ago and all accurate account has been lost. The case is to be reported to the National Geographic Society at Washington, D. C., for official investigation.
Mr. Shell’s oldest children are now about ninety years old, and he has several great-great grandchildren growing up, or nearly grown. He has about nine children living, and no effort has been made to count up the grand-children, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. The total will probably come close to two hundred. His eyesight is as good today as ever, and his greatest pleasure is to have the boys come in for old-time shooting matches, in which he generally bests the youthful present-day marksmen, most of them a hundred years, or more, younger than he.
He came to the Kentucky Mountains while the section was a real wilderness, following the hunting trails blazed a short time previously by Daniel Boone, and was himself a great hunter and marksman. He attributes his long and vigorous life to his outdoor living, at hunting mostly, and to his never-failing temperate habits. He never drank, ate, or used tobacco to excess at any time in his life. In fact, such indulgencies have, as matter of habit, always been very sparing with him.  From The Hazard Heral

Career Fair at Lees set for March 29

There are all kinds of different careers to discover and a Career Fair is the ideal place to learn about the many different options available. The Ready to Work program is hosting a career fair at the Lees College Campus of Hazard Community & Technical College on Wednesday, March 29, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 pm.  Many outside vendors will be participating as well as the program areas of the college.
Kim Barnes, Ready to Work Program Coordinator, said the Career Fair is a big attraction each year. “We open the doors to the public as well as our students because we want folks to know of the choices that are out there,” Ms. Barnes said. “The Career Fair is a great place to actually meet the people who work in the job areas. Those attending can go home with some wonderful items, good printed material, and a better understanding of what it takes to do the job.”
For more information, contact Ms. Barnes at 666-7521, ext. 73524 or 800-246-7521, ext. 73524 or e mail Bridgette Gross at

Underground marijuana operation found; father, son arrested on drug charges 1-18-0
A father and son have been arrested on drug trafficking charges by Operation UNITE after prescription pills and an indoor marijuana growing operation were discovered on their property Monday, January 16.
Kenneth Ray Noble, age 44, and his 20-year-old son, Kenneth Ray Noble Jr., were each charged with one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. The father was also charged with one count of third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
Both were lodged in the Three Forks Regional jail at Beattyville.
The elder Noble is currently awaiting trial on other drug charges stemming from an Operation UNITE roundup conducted nearly one year ago. On January 28, 2005, Noble was charged with two counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and one count of third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
Acting upon several complaints from the drug tip line and other information obtained during an investigation, detectives executed a search warrant at the Noble’s home on Beverly Drive in the Altro community of Breathitt County, located near the Perry County line off KY 28, said Mike Luttrell, manager of UNITE’s Kentucky River Task Force.
Monday evening’s search uncovered 17 OxyContin pills, 11 alprazolam pills (Xanax), and $5,630 in cash.
When detectives searched the outside of the home they spotted a window air conditioning unit near the floor of a tool shed and became suspicious, Luttrell said. After a closer examination they pushed the unit in and found two rooms that were being used to produce marijuana plants.
Each room was approximately 8 feet square with finished walls and a dirt floor, Luttrell said. Access to the rooms was through the floor of the tool shed.
Inside police confiscated grow lights, timers, fertilizer and other evidence indicating that marijuana had recently been grown there.
UNITE detectives were assisted in the search by members of the Appalachia HIDTA Task Force, which is comprised of officers from the Hazard Police Department, Kentucky State Police and the Perry County Sheriff’s Office. Also assisting was the Jackson Police Department.

Drivers alerted to changing traffic patterns at KY 15-KY 205 intersection in Breathitt County
JACKSON, KY - (Dec. 1, 2005) -- Drivers in Breathitt County are being cautioned to drive safely through an area of the county where traffic patterns have changed due to construction efforts.
The intersection of KY 15 with KY 205 and KY 1812 at Vancleve has been realigned as part of the ongoing project to construct a new four-lane alignment of KY 15.
In addition, speed limits on KY 15 at both the northern and southern ends of the project have been lowered to 45 miles per hour. Drivers may encounter periodic delays in these areas as construction on the $36 million project progresses. Traffic stoppages are necessary to preserve the safety of the traveling public when blasting is taking place or construction equipment is being moved.
Motorists are asked to "Drive Smart" and be alert for flaggers, workers and  equipment in the work zone. They are also reminded to slow down in construction zones, to obey posted speed limit reductions, and to pay  attention to any traffic control devices such as cones, barrels or barriers they may encounter in the work area. There may be delays in the work area, so drivers should plan their trips accordingly


LOCAL STUDENT TO COMPETE FOR MISS KENTUCKY TEEN USA 2006 NOVEMBER 25TH AND 26TH, 2005 The Center of Rural Development in Somerset, KY
Lindsey Hensley, 16, who attends Perry County Central High School, will compete for the title of MISS KENTUCKY TEEN USA 2006 on November 25th and 26th, 2005 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY. at 7 pm.
Lindsey Hensley is the daughter of James Darrell Hensley and Sheena Hensley.  She is a junior at Perry County Central High School.  Her grandparents are Euretta Jo Boleyn Watts and Ray Watts formerly of Hazard and Knott County and June Hensley Mullins formerly of Bulan, Ky.
Lindsey is on the honor roll, Beta Club, Student Council, a member of CASA (Commodores Against Substance Abuse), chosen to participate in Governors Scholars banquet, Boys Varsity Cheerleader for 2 years, STATE Cheerleading champs 2004 and has won several Art contests.  Lindsey’s other hobbies are singing, guitar, art, gymnastics, skateboarding, skim boarding, horseback riding, swimming and four wheeling. 
Businesses who donated to the Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2006 for Lindsey are Dr Petrey PSC at the Orthodontic Center in Hazard, Perry Oil Company of Hazard, R&R Mining Inc of Wise VA, LM Wright Trucking Inc of Isom,  Perry County Tire of Hazard, Breeding’s Plumbing & Electric Inc of Isom, Merle Normans of Hazard, and Dianne’s Formal Wear of Viper, Ky.  Thank you so much for your support to your community and this scholarship opportunity.
The MISS KENTUCKY TEEN USA is the Official Preliminary to the MISS TEEN USA pageant, jointly owned by NBC Television and Trump Productions.  The young woman chose as MISS KENTUCKY TEEN USA 2006 will go on to represent the state of Kentucky in the 2006 MISS TEEN USA competition to be broadcast LIVE on NBC television.

Another Breathitt Countian Killed after 3 car accident  11-1-05
Larry Little, 62, of Quicksand Road in Jackson was pronounced dead by Breathitt County Coroner at approximately 3:35 pm today. Mr. Little was traveling on Hwy 15 North when he attempted to turn into the Jackson Village Shopping Center, Wal Mart & Slones shopping Center, when he pulled into the path of Drewey Mullins Jr. 18, who was driving a 2000 Dodge Pick Up truck. A third vehicle was hit as a result of the accident but noone was hurt. 2 Occupants of the Dodge truck were taken to KRMC, and one passenger of the truck fled the scene. Mr Little was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is under investigation by the Kentucky State Police and the Breathitt County Coroners Office. Cause of death was not available at this time.

CLEP Youth Help with Hurricane relief  9-15-05
Delta Troop from the Cadet Leadership Education Program (CLEP) decided they needed to help in the relief effort with Hurricane Katrina.  Here they are at Wal-Mart and with Rose Wolfe after taking their personal money and buying items they thought would help in this effort.  Hats off to these young men and the entire staff at CLEP for their generous help.

Lewis Receives Promotion 9-15-05
Congratulations to the Cadet Leadership Education Program (CLEP) Superintendent, Jeff Lewis, on being named this years Department of Juvenile Justice's Superintendent Of The Year.  This is an very prestigious award within DJJ and only the best of the best receive it.  Congratulations Jeff, to you and your entire staff.