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    Hammonds Gets 50 Years in Murder Case

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    A murder trial that began on Monday, February 10, and ended on Thursday, February 13, when the jury returned their verdict. The Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Harold Rader and Bobby L. Hammonds' attorneys, Brian Barker and Garrett Gabehart, called several witnesses to testify to the events of the day which ended in the death of Whitney Venable and Joey Marcum, who Bobby Hammonds had been indicted for their murders and other charges relating to their death on December 28, 2017. Hammonds was arrested on April 27, 2018 after a lengthy investigation by Detective Adam Hall, Kentucky State Police Post 7 Richmond. An indictment was returned against Hammonds on May 1, 2018, charging him with the murders and other counts including tampering with physical evidence and arson.

    Fiscal Court Discusses Roads at Regular Meeting

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    Jackson County Fiscal Court held their regular meeting on Tuesday, February 11, after the devotion and the Pledge of Allegiance, Judge Executive Shane Gabbard called the meeting to order. The first item on the agenda was David Hoffman presenting the Rural Secondary Roads Program Recommendations for Jackson County this year. Approximately 3.4 miles of KY 3447 beginning at Morrill and approximately 3 miles of KY 2003 beginning at the junction of KY 2002 will be paved this coming year. The fiscal court will also receive $233, 674 in flex funds to resurface various county roads with. The magistrates, who were all in attendance, said they had all been busy addressing flooding issues on the roads in their districts the past few weeks.