The manager of the Manchester Heights Apartments, said to have left 54 senior citizens in the 5-story complex for six hours with no electric or heat during one of the coldest nights in decades, has been arrested. James Oberly, of Manchester, is charged with wanton endangerment second degree.
The first winter storms of the year wreaked havoc in Clay County when icy road conditions and record breaking low temperatures resulted in dozens of emergencies throughout the county.
Fifty-four senior citizens were evacuated from their apartments on one of the coldest nights in Clay County in decades. Authorities are investigating what happened, and who should be held accountable.
All residents of the Manchester Heights Apartments, an elderly housing complex, were evacuated Monday night after losing electricity and heat. Fifty-four residents were transported by local police, public transport and ambulance services to a nearby church and motel for warm shelter.
“So Far Appalachia: An American Mythology” is the story of a Clay County family, the Bakers, who came to America in 1604 from northern England. They provided guns to the colonies during the Revolutionary War. They foraged and trapped with Daniel Boone.
While a considerable amount of media attention has been given to the SOAR Summit held last month in Pikeville, another meeting held the following day covered a topic just as important for boosting Eastern Kentucky’s economy, say area artists.
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