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    Sheriff Hays Urges Walker Safety After Pedestrian Hit

    By Sue Caldwell
    Jackson County Sheriff Paul Hays and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office are issuing a warning to pedestrians. If you must walk on the highway in the evenings, always walk facing the traffic, not away from it, and wear high visibility clothing. Hays said we have been having a lot of complaints of pedestrians walking on the roadways at night wearing clothing that cannot be seen by the drivers of the vehicles. One such incident occurred last Thursday, September 13 at approximately 9:48 pm, which resulted in injuries when a pedestrian was walking north on the shoulder of the north bound lane of US HWY 421 near Tyner and was hit by a vehicle driven by an older female citizen. According Hays, she called him after she hit the pedestrian and said she had stopped, and the pedestrian said he did not need medical attention and told her that he was fine, and she could go on.

    County Working To Improve School Safety

    Submitted
    On Wednesday, September 12th, representatives of Jackson county public schools, Jackson County emergency management, and the city of McKee police department, met with Fayette county public schools and their Law Enforcement Division. The meeting was focused on school safety and lockdown procedures. During this time, representatives from Jackson county were able to witness how Fayette County school system conducted their lockdown procedures at a high school. Chief Jonathon Sizemore with the McKee Police Department stated that FCPS Division of Law Enforcement has been at the forefront of school safety and security within the state of Kentucky for over 30 years, and it was very informative on how they prepare for situations such as an active shooter situation. Chief Sizemore went on to say, I have had the pleasure of working with several of the officers who part of this exercise and I hope that it was beneficial and a learning experience for all involved.