Eli Marcum murder case
Six people charged with murder in three separate cases appeared in Clay Circuit Court Monday.
Former Manchester Police Officer Scotty Dean Sandlin was sentenced to five years Monday in Clay Circuit Court after pleading guilty to trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree.
The Manchester City Council Monday night approved an increase in fire protection fees for county residents, during a meeting that was raucous from nearly beginning to end.
All residents of the fire district, which extends five miles outside the city limits except Garrard, have been charged $50 a year. That was also true for churches. Multiple family dwellings and commercial property were being charged $100 a year.
After much wrangling, arguing, posturing and discussion, the council agreed in a five to three vote to raise the rates for residences and churches to $100 per year and for multiple family dwellings and commercial property to $150 per year.
Over 21,000 Kentucky children, 166 of them in Clay County, needed services by the state last year due to child abuse.
Kristy Hicks, 27 of Roots Branch, was arrested by Manchester Police last Thursday and charged with the murder of Samantha Gray, 36 of Roots Branch road.
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