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Sarabeth Shields, 37, of Sand Gap was in Jackson County Circuit Court on Tuesday, July 02nd, 2019 before Judge Oscar Gayle House for a scheduled pretrial conference. Shields has been charged with two counts of murder along with several other offenses. According to the documents provided by t…

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JCHS Generals baseball stand-out Sidney Chrisman may have graduated from high school last year but he isn’t ready to hang up the baseball cleats just yet. Chrisman recently signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Union College next season. Generals Head Coach Dustin Coffey said, “I’…

The Jackson County Detention Center would like to congratulate Shawn Collins on completing his GED

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On June 27, 2019, the federal grand jury indicted (Indictment #6:19-36-REW) Mitchell Peters, 35, of McKee, KY on charges of distribution of a mixture or substance containing a detectible amount of methamphetamine (Count 1 – incident allegedly occurred on March 7, 2018) and possession with th…

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Foster Music Camp is held each summer on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. For two weeks students received daily instruction from EKU school of music faculty and a packed schedule of lessons, classes, concerts, recitals, and recreational activities. The grand finale concert was held…

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The Kentucky Legislative Research Commission released a list of new laws that will have a significant impact on many Kentuckians. Most of the new laws approved during the 2019 session of the General Assembly went into effect June 27. 68 Senate bills and 130 House bills became law. While near…

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A status hearing regarding the case against the defendant Lonnie Belt, 42, of McKee, KY was held in Jackson County Circuit Court on Tuesday, July 02nd, 2019. Belt was charged with murder on September 11th, 2017 after authorities found the deceased body of 5-year-old James Spoonamore. The mur…