Eight scheduled for sentencing

John Evans

John Evans

Tammy Hopkins

Tammy Hopkins

John Holland

John Holland

Thomas Guth

Thomas Guth

Stephen Jewell

Stephen Jewell

George Wagers

George Wagers

Amanda Roberts

Amanda Roberts

Thomas Patterson

Thomas Patterson

Eight people are scheduled to be in Clay Circuit Court Monday April 6 for sentencing in theft and drug cases.

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Fight with Baseball Bat Leads to Arrest

Marty Scott Wombles

Marty Scott Wombles

A Manchester man has been arrested after a Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper investigated a report of a fight involving baseball bats.
Marty Scott Wombles, age 46 of Vista Road (Manchester) was charged with Public Intoxication controlled substance (excludes alcohol). According to his arrested citation when KSP Trooper Derrick Combs arrived on the scene Wombles threw down his baseball bat. After Combs spoke to Wombles it was determined he was “manifestly under the influence”.

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Clay ranked as one of the unhealthiest counties in the state

The 2015 County Health Rankings for Kentucky have listed Clay County as one of the unhealthiest counties in the state. The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation compiled the list. The rankings fall into two categories: factors and outcomes. Generally, health factors and outcomes reflect income and education levels.

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County Fair Exhibits List Available Online

Clay County Fair Open Exhibits will be displayed during the fair September 10-12 at Clay County Excel Center. If you want to be included you need to get prepared now. You can find a link to a PDF copy of the Exhibits list at me.claylive.com.

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New Board Elected for HCFD

Clay County Sheriff Kevin Johnson discusses the Horse Creek Fire Department bylaws with some of the community members who were at a meeting Monday night. A new board was elected: Anthony Lovett, Daryl Turner, Kisha Hibbard, Jason Collett Mark Jackson and Ernest France. The Fire Department has been closed the past week after a dispute over an earlier election. Bush Fire Department was on standby to provide fire coverage if needed.

Clay County Sheriff Kevin Johnson discusses the Horse Creek Fire Department bylaws with some of the community members who were at a meeting Monday night. A new board was elected: Anthony Lovett, Daryl Turner, Kisha Hibbard, Jason Collett Mark Jackson and Ernest France. The Fire Department has been closed the past week after a dispute over an earlier election. Bush Fire Department was on standby to provide fire coverage if needed.

Smith charged with burglary of Paces Creek Elementary

John Wayne Smith was arrested at Manchester Memorial Hospital for causing a disturbance and trying to fight personnel. (Photo by Jason Combs)

John Wayne Smith was arrested at Manchester Memorial Hospital for causing a disturbance and trying to fight personnel. (Photo by Jason Combs)

A Manchester man has been arrested following an investigation into a burglary at Paces Creek Elementary School. The investigation began when Clay County Board of Education security noticed an individual at the school on a surveillance video.

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Hensley Celebrates National Agriculture Day

Margaret Hensley reads to second graders at Burning Springs Elementary School.

Margaret Hensley reads to second graders at Burning Springs Elementary School.

Margaret Hensley, Women’s chair for Clay County Farm Bureau joined over 50 volunteers across the state to spread the importance of agriculture to our youth. This program is designed to help them understand the importance of how agriculture affects their everyday life.

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Mystery Skull

What appears to be a human skull was found in Clay County Monday and has been sent to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office. Local law enforcement authorities are investigating after firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service found the possible human remains on Ephram Creek Road after fighting a forest fire, according to Clay County Coroner…

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