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    Man Leads Police on 50 Mile Car Chase

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    In a uniform citation from Kentucky State Police Post 7 Richmond, Trooper Brumback observed Brent Anderson operating a motor vehicle on McCammon Ridge Road in McKee with one tail lamp and no seat belt. Brumback recognized Brent Anderson, 28, HWY 2003, McKee, who had an active warrant for his arrest. Brumback said he initiated his lights for a traffic stop and the driver fled at a high rate of speed. He then activated his siren and advised Post 7 Richmond the vehicle was not stopping. Anderson turned down multiple roads driving his green Ford Escort, extremely reckless on both sides of the roadway, speeding, and not using his turn signals.

    Jackson County’s New Budget to Go Into Effect July 1st

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    Jackson County Fiscal Court held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 13 at 9:00 am. The meeting was called to order by Jackson County Judge Executive Shane Gabbard after devotion and the Pledge to Allegiance. County Clerk Donald "Duck" Moore read the minutes of the April meeting, which were approved. After the judge's report, the magistrates reported that roadside mowing has begun. Be aware and watch for mowing tractors on the roadway. Sheriff Paul Hays said in his report they are still combatting the meth problems in the county. The jail report said they had introduced programs to help inmates get their GED and extend their education. The inmate labor has proven to be a great help to park and roadside maintenance in the county. Judge Executive Gabbard said the Fiscal Court must pay the workers for the upcoming primary election, which all three magistrates did. He continued; the new budget will go into effect July 1, 2019. The total to run county government will be around 6.8 million dollars. Judge Gabbard said anyone can receive a copy of the budget by stopping by his office.