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On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 Deputy Zachary Bryant and Officer Jonathan Sizemore were investigating complaints of drug activity at a residence on CCC Bottom Rd in McKee, KY. During the investigation Officers made contact with the homeowner, Debora Powell, 33, of McKee and asked if there wa…

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Many of the residents in Jackson County are upset by a recent article written by 24/7 Wall Street that portrayed Jackson County as one of the 25 “worst” counties in the nation to live. The economy in the United States is doing well with joblessness recently hitting its lowest point since the…

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Jackson County Judge Executive Shane Gabbard and City of McKee Mayor John Tompkins met with representatives from FEMA at the beginning of this week to assess road damages that resulted from the recent flooding in the City and County. The county and city budgets are very tight and the communi…

The Jackson County community is heartbroken over tragic news that greeted them over the weekend. Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that killed an elderly woman in a Jackson County home Saturday morning. Firefighters say they were called to Morris Lane, off U.S. 421 in Sand G…

Unemployment rates in the Cumberland Valley District 5.6% between January 2018 and January 2019, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Harlan County recorded the highest rate at 7.3% and Laurel County…

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John Dixon, age 38, of Pilgrims Rest (McKee), Timothy Davidson, age 59, of Crane Creek Road (Manchester) and Teresa Taylor, age 41. Of HWY 1482 (Oneida) were arrested March 11 after Chief Deputy Clifton Jones, CSO Supervisor Dewey Grubb and CSO Coty Arnold responded to a complaint of a maroo…