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The Manchester Enterprise: News

"Bopper" wants clean air

William “Bopper” Minton, famous for his participation in the CBS show The Amazing Race, told state regulators last Wednesday evening (May 9) that a coal company is polluting the air in his neighborhood, and causing his daughter health problems.

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Clay eight say trial judge made mistakes, was biased

The attorneys for the Clay Eight defendants have filed appeal briefs claiming that the trial judge made numerous errors and was biased against their clients.

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Brumley indicted for killing sheriff

The Clay County Grand Jury has returned indictments against 10 people, including one for the killing of a former sheriff, and another for abuse of a corpse.

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Possible Oneida draws overflow crowd

An overflow crowd jammed into the meeting room of the Clay County School Board Monday night to let the board know they do not want the Oneida Elementary School to close.

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Uncle charged with shooting niece

A Manchester woman, 19-year-old Brittany Hooker of Locust Street, was shot in the right eye Thursday evening at her home, and her uncle has been charged with the crime.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Hooker was flown to a Tennessee hospital where she underwent surgery. Hooker, who is still listed in critical condition, is expected to recover but she has lost the sight of her eye, and the bullet is still lodged in her brain.

Hooker’s uncle, Mark Minton, 35 of KY 687, shot her using a .38 caliber pistol, police said.  He was charged with assault in the first degree, manufacturing methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence.

Police said that an argument had erupted over Hooker’s boyfriend wrecking Minton’s vehicle earlier in the day.

The boyfriend, Robert Banks, 22, also of Locust Street, was charged with resisting arrest, criminal mischief and manufacturing methamphetamine.

The Sheriff’s Office said the call came in a 7:39 p. m.

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