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Woods Dies in Highway 80 Wreck

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A Manchester man was killed in a Laurel County wreck Monday morning.

According to Sheriff John Root, Laurel Sheriff’s Sgt Josh Gaylor is investigating a vehicle fatal traffic crash, which occurred on Ky 80, 8 miles east of London on Monday morning at around 11:38 A.M.

A 2001 Chrysler Town and Country van was westbound on Ky 80 in a curve and on a hillcrest when the van slid sideways on the rain slick roadway, and slid into the path of an eastbound 1988 Ford Ranger Pickup.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 13:48

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Fusner Behind Bars for Double Shooting

KSP Find Gun in Pond

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The gun suspected to have been used in a double shooting on Roots’ Branch last week has been found by Kentucky State Police Friday in Jackson County.

After investigating the shooting, KSP Trooper Jeff Senters determined the shooter to be 21-year-old Jeremy Fusner of Clay County.

Officers responded to the incident, which occurred around 10:52 AM Thursday morning. A neighbor had called 911 after one of the shooting victims, Michael D. Jones, 33, stepped out on the front porch, asking his neighbor to call police, saying there’s been a shooting.

Trooper Senters, along with Sheriff Kevin Johnson and Deputies Brian Jackson and Dewey Grubb, were the first to respond and contained the scene until other officers arrived.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 13:23

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Mother and 4-Month-Old Laid to Rest After Wreck

A mother and her four-month-old baby girl were laid to rest Monday, after their car overturned in a river along KY 11 last week.

Kimberly Jackson, 27, of Manchester was traveling southbound on KY 11 when the 1994 Toyota Camry she was driving went out of control in a curve.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 13:20

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‘Old Man’ Marcum Dies After Battle With Cancer

Clay County native Donald Marcum died last Wednesday at his residence in London, succumbing to cancer, which he had been battling for the last few years.

Marcum, better known to many as “Old Man”, was an avid sports fan of Clay County while being a citizen before moving to London to work at North Laurel High School as the school’s groundskeeper.

“Old Man” was an enthusiastic part of the North Laurel High School sports scene, known to many as Mr. North Laurel during his time there.

CCHS Tiger baseball coach Jason Smith fondly recalls being around Marcum growing up.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 13:18

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County Warns Horse Owners to Act Responsibly

County Attorney Clay M. Bishop, Jr. is warning horse owners in Clay County to keep their horses pinned up.

Bishop says the county is concerned about the liability of horse owners whose horses may cause traffic accidents if left to wander.

The Animal Control unit has had an up tick in reports of horses running loose in the county, wandering in other property owners’ yards as well as in roadways.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 13:17

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