Three Clay County residents are scheduled to face a jury trial in Clay Circuit Court Tuesday (January 6).
According to published reports Jimmy D. Benge and Gerald Lee (Jerry) Sizemore have pleaded guilty in federal court and will avoid a possible death penalty.
Leewood Cornett and Anthony Lovett took the oath before the meeting got underway and they quickly learned the board is facing a money crunch in coming months.
Superintendent Dr. Amon Couch recognized the board members for all their work, as January is National Board of Education member month.
History was made in Manchester over a 75-hour span when the entire text of the Bible was read in downtown Manchester.
MANCHESTER PASTOR WILL LEAD INVOCATION FOR GOVERNOR’S STATE OF THE COMMONWEALTH ADDRESS AT INVITATION OF SENATE PRESIDENT
Anthony Lovett, pastor of Horse Creek Baptist will present the invocation to the joint chambers of Kentucky’s General Assembly tomorrow night in Frankfort. Kentucky State Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester), the presiding officer of the general assembly, invited Lovett to lead the Governor, senators, house members and other elected officials in prayer at the start of the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address for 2015. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 PM, Wednesday, January 7, 2015, in the House Chambers in the State Capitol Building.
A Big Creek man was arrested for DUI on an ATV while transporting several cases of beer. Manchester Police Officer Logan Wolfe observed Donnie Smith, age 55 of Big Creek while he was on routine patrol. A four-wheeler at CMR Quick Stop which was loaded with several cases of beer. After an investigation Wolfe arrested Smith and charged him with operating ATV on roadway; no operators license; and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol.
*** UPDATE *** Kentucky.com is reporting that Jimmy Benge and Gerald Sizemore are expected to enter a guilty plea in this case…..
Gerald Lee (Jerry) Sizemore has asked a federal court to expand the scope of and continue an evidential hearing on Tuesday at the United States Courthouse in Lexington in the Eli Marcum murder case to hear “evidence of FBI misconduct and consider an appropriate remedy”.
Sizemore, Jimmy D. Benge and Vernon Renus “Red” Delph were charged with murder in the December (2012) brutal death of federal informant Eli Marcum in count two of a March (2013) federal indictment. Delph has entered a guilty plea and implicated Sizemore and Benge in the murder.
Kenneth Gregory and Darcy Randal Collins are scheduled for sentencing in Clay Circuit Court Monday January 5 according to courts.ky.gov.
Two high profile cases were the last two indictments returned by the Clay County Gray Jury in 2014. Amber Willoughby and Phillip Thompson were indicted in a child abuse case involving a four year old child. Michael Landon Edwards and his girlfriend and grandfather were indicted for a shooting that occurred in the WalMart parking lot.