Manchester Enterprise 2-26-15 Edition

Manchester Enterprise 2-26-15 Edition

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Water – Water: Too Little

Laurel County Sheriff John Root donated a pickup truck load of bottled water to residents of Clay County to be distributed to those citizens without water. Pictured with the truck load of the water being delivered to Clay County Sheriff Kevin Johnson’s Office for distribution to Clay County residents is left to right: Laurel Sheriff’s Capt Chuck Johnson, Clay Sheriff’s Office Randy Craft, Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Clay Sheriff’s Office Gary Jordan and Darrell Goins and Manchester Fire Department member Josh Dinkins.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root donated a pickup truck load of bottled water to residents of Clay County to be distributed to those citizens without water. Pictured with the truck load of the water being delivered to Clay County Sheriff Kevin Johnson’s Office for distribution to Clay County residents is left to right: Laurel Sheriff’s Capt Chuck Johnson, Clay Sheriff’s Office Randy Craft, Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Clay Sheriff’s Office Gary Jordan and Darrell Goins and Manchester Fire Department member Josh Dinkins.

“This is the largest crisis our county has faced” was how Assistant Clay County Emergency Management Director Brian Jackson described the current water outage suffered by county residents.

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Water – Water: Too Much

Crews from Lockards Creek Fire, Manchester Fire, and Clay County Sheriff’s Department rescued three people from the top of their truck Sunday morning after it was swept off a bridge on Chop Bottom Road. (Photo from the Lochard’s Creek Fire and Rescue Facebook Page.)

Crews from Lockards Creek Fire, Manchester Fire, and Clay County Sheriff’s Department rescued three people from the top of their truck Sunday morning after it was swept off a bridge on Chop Bottom Road. (Photo from the Lochard’s Creek Fire and Rescue Facebook Page.)

“Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” When Samuel Taylor Coleridge, wrote these words in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” he was not thinking about Clay County but those words certainly apply.

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Snowed In!

Cleanup began in downtown Manchester Tuesday morning after a foot of snow blanketed the county Monday. City employee, Hugh Gregory works hard to uncover as much as he can before the next snowstorm.

Cleanup began in downtown Manchester Tuesday morning after a foot of snow blanketed the county Monday. City employee, Hugh Gregory works hard to uncover as much as he can before the next snowstorm.

 

While Clay County residents are digging out from under the largest snowfall of this century they are also keeping their eyes on a weather forecast that is predicting temperatures below freezing until the weekend with a possible -15 to -20 on Thursday morning with additional snowfall possible. Long-range forecasts call for a high in the forties Saturday with freezing rain changing to all rain by the afternoon.

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Davidson caught swapping shoes at Walmart

Johnny Davidson

Johnny Davidson

Manchester Police Officer Jeff Couch responded to Walmart to investigate a shoplifting complaint and located Johnny Davidson, age 35 of Manchester with Walmart asset protection after he was observed removing his old shoes replacing them with new ones and concealing other items. Davidson had an outstanding warrant from Harrison and Clay counties. Davidson was charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting), criminal trespassing (third degree) and failure to pay fines.

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CCMS Lady Tiger Softball Team Honored

The Clay County Middle School Lady Tiger Softball team was presented with a flag flown over the United States capital in the team’s honor at the request of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The CCMS Lady Tigers are the 2013 and 2014 SEKY Middle School Fast Pitch Champions.  Coaches Billy and Shelia Hurd say they are looking forward to another great season this year.

The Clay County Middle School Lady Tiger Softball team was presented with a flag flown over the United States capital in the team’s honor at the request of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The CCMS Lady Tigers are the 2013 and 2014 SEKY Middle School Fast Pitch Champions. Coaches Billy and Shelia Hurd say they are looking forward to another great season this year.

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