This holiday season, Clay County, Manchester and state law enforcement will be cracking down on drunken drivers throughout the county during the aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign. From December 13, 2013, to January 1, 2014, state and local law enforcement will be watching for drunk drivers to help keep roads safe for holiday travelers.
A trial date has been set for Terry Smith, a Horse Creek man accused of heading a large scale drug trafficking organization, for February, 18, 2014. Smith, 53, is believed to have sent more than half a dozen people to out-of-state pain clinics to acquire oxycodone, according to investigators.
The Manchester Enterprise welcomes Gary Barnby as news editor. Barnby, a northern Ohio native, brings a fresh perspective and a creative style to Clay County.
Obama may not be popular in Clay County, where he won only 15% of the vote, but Obamacare is being implemented enthusiastically.
As coal careers continue to dwindle, crippling our local economy, what will the future hold for Clay County? 6,000 coal related jobs have been lost in the region since mid-2011 alone. The people of South Eastern Kentucky are suffering acutely.
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