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Sheriff’s Office Makes Multiple Drug Related Arrests
By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
In a press release from Jackson County Sheriff Sergeant Keith Berry, on Wednesday, April 8th he received a complaint that a female was at the Jackson County High School and was possible under the influence. When Berry arrived at the location he found Rhonda House-Watkins, 41 Annville, in a silver/gray Saturn parked in the middle of the roadway at the high school. According to Berry, Watkins was slumped over in the driver side seat and the vehicle was running. During his investigation he located a bag of marijuana, rolling papers, seven different types of pills, two bags of methamphetamine, drug ledgers and $900.00 in US Currency. Watkins showed signs of being impaired and after having failed several sobriety tests, Watkins was charged with DUI 2nd offence, along with operating motor vehicle on suspended/revoked operator license, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
JCMS Students Treated to Theatrical History Lesson
“Always be proud to be an Amerian,” were the words of wisdom Abraham Lincoln left with Jackson County Middle School students on Monday, just one day before the 150th anniversary of his assassination. Jim Sayre portrays Kentucky native son and 16th president of the United States Abraham Lincoln. Sayre performs his character as part of the Kentucky Humanities Council’s Chautauqua Series. Chautauqua actors portray historical figures, relaying their story through a monologue performance. Abraham Lincoln’s visit to Jackson County was sponsored by Jackson Energy, Citizens Bank and Toyota. Kentucky Humanities Council Executive Director Ben Chandler was on hand for the performance, and thanked the electric cooperative for supporting the program.