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.
Terry R. Smith has mailed documents seeking a new trial in federal court after he and his wife Gerry were found guilty by a jury on drug related charges. Terry was also found guilty in the death of Patty “Big Pat” Smallwood and on a gun charge.
On Monday December 8 Richard Lawson was getting ready to go to work as a long distance truck driver. His truck has yet to be back on the road after he was flown to UK for treatment and surgery following an assault and shooting in the Manchester Walmart parking lot about an hour later. Michael Edwards has been charged in the shooting.
Kenneth Ray Childers has been sentenced to 60 months imprisonment and four years of supervised release in a case concerning one of the largest pot raids in Clay County history. Co-defendant Lisa Ann Mosley was sentenced to 13 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release.