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9-20-17

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Robbins Tasered While Running From Police

Timothy Robbins

Timothy Robbins

Timothy Robbins age 47 of Memorial Drive (Manchester) had to be tasered twice during an arrest attempt by Kentucky State Police Troopers.
Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper Jarod Smith was looking for Robbins on KY 80 when he was spotted in a parking lot in front of Sibert’s Trailer Park. When he saw police he went over a fence onto Paw Paw Road. Smith shouted a verbal command to stop but Robbins refused.

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Two Sentenced in Federal Drug Case

Stephen Shane Slone

Stephen Shane Slone

Malla McCown

Malla McCown

Two co-defendants of Eugene Slone of Paw Paw have been sentenced in association with his drug case. Ruth Beckner and Malla McCown were sentenced in Federal Court in London.
Slone is charged with killing two people in Knott County in 2012 allegedly because they providing information to law enforcement which led to drug charges against Slone. The last action in his case was a review of a sealed motion in March.

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Hearing Scheduled in Earl Woods Murder Case

Kathy L. Stewart

Kathy L. Stewart

Joshua Morsch

Joshua Morsch

Kathy L. Stewart and Joshua Morsch are scheduled to be in Clay Circuit Court Thursday (April 9). Stewart is charged with: convicted felon in possession of a firearm; complicity to commit murder; complicity to commit robbery (first degree) and complicity of theft by unlawful taking (firearm). Morsch is charged with murder; robbery (first degree) and theft by unlawful taking (firearm).

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Hoskins dies at home Sunday

Sharon Hoskins

Sharon Hoskins

Sharon Hoskins, 60, of Oneida, passed away Sunday at her home following a long illness. Her husband Ralph Hoskins is currently serving as Leslie County School Superintendent.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM Wednesday at the Britton Funeral Home Chapel with Jonathan Coots, Ed Jr. Hensley, and Governor Brereton Jones officiating.
A complete obituary can be found in this week’s paper.

Promize Zone Community Forum Held

Several Clay County officials and interested citizens were at a Promise Zone Community Forum at the “Crawdad” Building. This was an opportunity to meet the Promise Zone Coordinator Sandi Curd, find out what has happened in the last 12 months; reviews the strategic plans developed from last year’s listening session and learn about new partners.

Several Clay County officials and interested citizens were at a Promise Zone Community Forum at the “Crawdad” Building. This was an opportunity to meet the Promise Zone Coordinator Sandi Curd, find out what has happened in the last 12 months; reviews the strategic plans developed from last year’s listening session and learn about new partners.

Eight scheduled for sentencing

John Evans

John Evans

Tammy Hopkins

Tammy Hopkins

John Holland

John Holland

Thomas Guth

Thomas Guth

Stephen Jewell

Stephen Jewell

George Wagers

George Wagers

Amanda Roberts

Amanda Roberts

Thomas Patterson

Thomas Patterson

Eight people are scheduled to be in Clay Circuit Court Monday April 6 for sentencing in theft and drug cases.

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Fight with Baseball Bat Leads to Arrest

Marty Scott Wombles

Marty Scott Wombles

A Manchester man has been arrested after a Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper investigated a report of a fight involving baseball bats.
Marty Scott Wombles, age 46 of Vista Road (Manchester) was charged with Public Intoxication controlled substance (excludes alcohol). According to his arrested citation when KSP Trooper Derrick Combs arrived on the scene Wombles threw down his baseball bat. After Combs spoke to Wombles it was determined he was “manifestly under the influence”.

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Clay ranked as one of the unhealthiest counties in the state

The 2015 County Health Rankings for Kentucky have listed Clay County as one of the unhealthiest counties in the state. The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation compiled the list. The rankings fall into two categories: factors and outcomes. Generally, health factors and outcomes reflect income and education levels.

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