On Friday, June 19th, 2020 Deputy JR Weaver of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 14519 US Hwy 421 North near the top of Big Hill to investigate a two vehicle collision. Deputy Weaver arrived at the scene around 5:45 pm. Steven Parke, 52, of Irvine, KY stated that he was t…

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There were no long lines waiting folks at the single polling place open for in-person voting in McKee, KY. This year was unique with everyone being encouraged to vote via absentee mail-in ballot due to the emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic. Ballots sent through the mail must be p…

On, June 17, 2020 the Jackson County Fair Board voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 Jackson County Fair. They concluded that the continuing spread of Covid-19 and the number of unknown variables that come with an event of this size are just too great. Obstacles that were heavily considered …

This year the Kentucky primary election is very unique because of the threats associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic. Most people will be voting via absentee ballots even though a single polling place (the Old Courthouse in McKee, KY) will be open on election day (Tuesday, June 23rd, …

Lonnie Madden, Chief of the Sand Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue reported that they had responded to three structure fires in three days! The first one occurred last Thursday (June 11, 2020) when they responded to a fire on Knuckles Road. A small trailer was on fire and suffered substantial da…

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating an injury collision that occurred just before 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 13th, on US 421 in Jackson County. The initial investigation indicates, a 2016 Ford Fusion, operated by Lisa Cotton, 45 years old of Tyner, KY, was traveling nort…

Kentucky 89th District State Representative Robert Goforth was back in court Tuesday morning June 09th, 2020 for a preliminary hearing. Goforth was arraigned on domestic violence charges Monday, June 01, 2020 in a Laurel County Courtroom. Goforth entered a plea of “not guilty” at the hearing…

The sports world has been mostly dormant since the middle of March due to COVID-19. Since then, athletes, parents, fans, media, and everyone has wondered if sports would ever return, or at the very least wondered how different sport may look when it does resume. Summer break is usually a tim…