Monday, 29 November 2010 15:49
KSP News Release:
On Saturday November 27, 2010 at 7:34 PM the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London received a report of a shooting incident on Beech Creek Road in Clay County.
Upon arrival officers located the victim, Douglas W. Roberts, 35, of Manchester, outside a residence with a single gun shot wound. Roberts was transported to the Manchester Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead by the Clay County Coroner Jim Trosper.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 November 2010 15:51
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:35
Six employees who were fired one day after the election were reinstated to their jobs Wednesday.
A press release issued Wednesday by Lexington Attorney Leslie P. Vose stated, “Mayor Carmen Webb Lewis and the Manchester City Council have reinstated the employment of Calvin Bishop, Phillip Brown, Travis Buttrey, Jeffrey Pennington, Scott Robinson and William Stivers and no paychecks will be missed. We hope this resolves the litigation and regret that these employees did not use the available grievance procedure.”
The statement went on to say, “Any personnel issues involving these employees may best be dealt with by the incoming Mayor and council members”.
This is the latest action that has been made by the City of Manchester after the lawsuit naming Mayor Lewis and the City of Manchester was filed in Federal District Court on November 8.
The lawsuit, which was filed by the six employees who were let go, alleged that their being fired was politically motivated because they did not support Lewis in the election.
However, the Attorney representing the six plaintiffs, Ned Pillersdorf says this does not resolve the lawsuit.
“I’m happy to see them reinstated to their jobs, however this does not resolve the lawsuit. In terms of resolving the case, we’re looking for the Mayor to personally compensate, to pay the claim out of her own pocket. It appears, from our perspective, that she’s the one that’s caused the havoc,” says Pillersdorf.
Pillersdorf says the City of Manchester was only named in the suit because the plaintiffs sought reinstatement to their positions.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:36
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:34
Angela Metcalf, 32, of Mill Pond, was found dead in her home Saturday.
Metcalf, according to police, was found by a neighbor.
“A neighbor went to check on her because they hadn’t seen or heard from her in a while,” said Goins.
The calls came in at around 11:43 AM that morning, after the neighbor found her.
Goins says Clay County EMS responded to the scene, but Metcalf was deceased when they arrived.
Goins, who is in charge of the investigation, says there is a death investigation open, and Metcalf’s body has been sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.
“At this time we do not suspect foul play,” says Goins.
Metcalf is survived by her daughter, Kayla Elizabeth Stewart, her mother, Ann May and step father, Harper Corder, her father, Stephen Metcalf of Sextons Creek, and her maternal grandparents, Kitty and Harold Sizemore, of Manchester.
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Meddel and Opal Metcalf.
Funeral arrangements for Angela Renee Metcalf will be held Wednesday, November 24th at the Britton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Manchester Memorial Gardens.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:35
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:29
Save-A-Lot in Clay County and the Manchester Elementary Resource Center have joined together to provide food for the holidays.
Local Save-A-Lot managers Mike Csaszar, Jimmy Goins, and Jim Howard, along with the help from the community, are working to created 285 meal kits, to donate to needy families during the holidays.
“This is the third year we’ve done this and is only made possible in part by the efforts of our Save-A-Lot customers who help by donating,” said Howard.
Four truck loads of canned and boxed food were provided by Save-A-Lot to create the 285 meal kits that were loaded and stored with help from several inmates at the Clay County Detention Center.
Perkins says the food will be distributed by local resource centers, and that anyone who may need a meal kit during the holidays is welcome to call their local resource center at any of the schools in the Clay School District.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:40
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:24
A traffic stop led to a methamphetamine trafficking arrest late Sunday night.
Sheriff’s Deputies Chris Curry and Raleigh Benge noticed Darlene M. Smith, 32, of Clay County, sitting in her vehicle along side South Highway 421.
Deputy Curry stated the two stopped to see if she needed any help, and observed Smith exhibited intoxicated behavior.
Deputies Curry and Benge searched Smith’s vehicle and discovered four bags of methamphetamine in her possession, along with other narcotics.
Smith was arrested and charged with public intoxication, trafficking a controlled substance in the first degree, possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, and drug paraphernalia advertisement.
Smith was taken to the Clay County Detention Center where she is being held on those charges.
No bond has been set as of press time.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:42
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