The Manchester Enterprise: News

There are no festivities in jail

 Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

As you celebrate the holiday season enjoying traditions, food, family and fun, be reminded that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force this holiday season to arrest anyone caught driving drunk behind the wheel.

“The message is simple: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” said Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) Director Bill Bell.  “As easy as that sounds, unfortunately many drivers still choose to jeopardize their safety and the safety of others on our roads by getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.”

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City Sees $23K in First Quarter Alcohol Taxes

The City of Manchester reports that they’ve collected nearly $10,000 in alcohol sales taxes the first quarter since sales began in September.

The first quarter was collected from August to October. Stop N’ Shop, Rite Aid, and Speedway all received retail beer licenses during the month of September.

Stop N’Shop was the first to receive their license on September 9, Speedway received their license on September 16, and Rite Aid received their license on September 26.

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Fire Claims 71-Year-Old Building

A suspicious fire has claimed a building in downtown Manchester that has been part of the landscape there for more than 70 years.

The fire began around 11:30 PM Thursday night where all the county Fire Departments, along with the London City Fire Department, responded to the fire on US 421, battling flames well into the Friday morning hours. Manchester Fire Chief Jamey Mills says that when the fire department arrived at the scene, the upstairs of one side of the building had heavy fire.

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Cops Chase Combs for Walmart Theft

A man has been arrested after being chased through Manchester Square Shopping Center and across the Hal Rogers’ Parkway Sunday.

According to police, Jonathan Combs, 19, of Paces Creek, is behind bars for theft by unlawful taking after Walmart security caught him stealing.

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County Signs Animal Shelter Contract with Knox-Whitley

County Judge Executive Joe Asher announced Tuesday the county’s intention to sign a contract with the Knox-Whitley Humane Association to take Clay’s stray dogs.

The decision came after the county’s attempt to write and pass an ordinance to satisfy a lawsuit filed against the county’s animal shelter under the former administration.

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