Clay County’s Operation UNITE prevention programs held a banquet at Greenbriar Presbyterian Church featuring Tom Vicini, Operation Unite Region Two Coalition Coordinator. He told the large crowd that of the thirty-two counties in the coalition five of best projects are going on in Clay County. He thanked the church for an outstanding meal and told the youth in attendance he wanted more of them involved in decision making.
An incident that occurred in Clay County last week has gained statewide attention. A Perry County woman and two Clay County men were in Clay District Court for an arraignment Tuesday morning on charges of stealing a bottle of liquor while cooking meth in their vehicle.
A former Oneida Baptist principal now living in Tampa (FL) is recovering after he was shot in the stomach during a home invasion last week according to TV station WTSP.
UPDATE – Amy Burkhart was charged with murder by the Kentucky State Police Tuesday night.
A Sextons Creek woman was in Clay District court Monday for an arraignment after she was charged with criminal abuse by the Kentucky State Police (KSP) in the death of her husband. Charles Burkhart Jr., 32, died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.
Four Clay County residents are scheduled to go on trial before a jury in Clay Circuit Court today (Thursday) according to kycourts.net.
Kenneth Bowling, age 20 of Oneida was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs/alcohol (first offense) according to a press release from the Manchester Police Department.
Sergeant Jeff Collett received information from a passerby of a vehicle in the ditch on Greenbriar road. Collett located a white 1998 Chevrolet
Manchester is the first stop for Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED)’s Entrepreneurial SMARTS training course in 2015. Entrepreneurs and small business owners in Manchester and the surrounding communities are encouraged to register for the small business training course being offered January 22 and 29 and February 2 and 12 at the Clay County Cooperative Extension EXEL Building.
Participants receive a certificate recognizing their achievements and are eligible to apply for business startup or expansion funding from SKED’s loan funds. This nationally recognized course is valued at $250 per student. However, due to financial support through a grant from the ARC, combined with financial support from SKED, participants pay a mere $25 per person.
Entrepreneurial SMARTS is a four-session, 12-hour course designed to provide entrepreneurs with the knowledge and resource materials they need to get a new small business off the ground. This training also provides owners of existing small businesses the skills they need to become more successful and grow their businesses. To date, 368 aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners have completed entrepreneurial SMARTS training in 29 sessions.
Graduates include owners of existing small businesses, folks working to open their own small business in the near future, entrepreneurs seeking some direction on the basics of starting and managing a small business, retirees, college students, employees of nonprofit organizations seeking education and training to more effectively assist their constituents and people who are unemployed and seeking an alternative to the traditional job market.
Anyone interested in learning about starting and successfully operating a small business is encouraged to participate. For information about entrepreneurship training, contact SKED (606) 677-6100. To register, visit: www.southeastkentucky.com and click on the Training link.
The Clay County Fair Board discussed the possibility of having a small County Fair. The tentative dates of September 10th, 11th and 12th are subject to change.
Justin Combs was introduced Tuesday evening as the new Clay County High School football coach. According to a press release from Clay County School Superintend Amon Couch, “Combs is highly regarded as one of the rising stars in this region as assistant coach.”
Three more Clay County residents have been arrested in a drug ring that stretched from California to Georgia and centered at the home of meth dealer Roy Gibson of Upper Rader.