“This is the largest crisis our county has faced” was how Assistant Clay County Emergency Management Director Brian Jackson described the current water outage suffered by county residents.
“Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” When Samuel Taylor Coleridge, wrote these words in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” he was not thinking about Clay County but those words certainly apply.
Manchester City Council and Mayor James Garrison discussed taxes, Y-Hollow, cell phones, board members, water and trail town during their February meeting.
While Clay County residents are digging out from under the largest snowfall of this century they are also keeping their eyes on a weather forecast that is predicting temperatures below freezing until the weekend with a possible -15 to -20 on Thursday morning with additional snowfall possible. Long-range forecasts call for a high in the forties Saturday with freezing rain changing to all rain by the afternoon.
Clay County Deputy Chris Curry along with Laurel Sheriff’s Deputies Kyle Gray and Brandon Broughton have recovered a reported stolen pistol according to a press release from Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Manchester Police Officer Kelly Johnson responded to Walmart to investigate an intoxicated male causing a disturbance inside the store and located Michael Reid.
A second pretrial conference in the murder case against Dwight Douglas Hughes, age 61 of Fogertown is scheduled for Friday (February 20) in Whitley County before Judge Paul Winchester beginning at 10 AM.
Manchester Police Officer Jeff Couch responded to Walmart to investigate a shoplifting complaint and located Johnny Davidson, age 35 of Manchester with Walmart asset protection after he was observed removing his old shoes replacing them with new ones and concealing other items. Davidson had an outstanding warrant from Harrison and Clay counties. Davidson was charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting), criminal trespassing (third degree) and failure to pay fines.