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Man Flown To U.K. Hospital After Accident
By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
In a report from the Jackson County Police Department, Lt. Keith Berry said a one vehicle injury accident on Sunday, April 13th, at approximately 10:29am and resulted in the driver being charged with a DUI. Berry said Laura A. Lamb 33, Conway Road Tyner, with a passenger Joey Marcum 31, were traveling East on Lower Dry Fork Road toward KY 89 North in the northern part of Jackson County, when she ran off the right hand side of the roadway and her Gold 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup struck a tree head on. Berry said while speaking with Lamb he noticed a strong order of an alcoholic beverage omitting from her person and she also had slurred speech and according to Berry, she stated she had been drinking alcohol beverages prior to the collision. A can of Bud Light beer which was half full and a half pint of Vodka that was also half full was located in the vehicle.
JCHS Prepares for Prom Promise
By Kernel Banks, Reporter/Staff Writer
The Jackson County High School staff is supporting Prom Promise 2014. Friday. April 18, 2014 at 9:00 am, The Jackson County Emergency Dispatcher will be sounding the tones for a mock exercise for a Prom Night Accident. This mock exercise has proven to be a big success in the past five or more years. Focusing on the liabilities and repercussions of alcohol and drugs while driving, this is a very educational exercise on the awareness of teenage activity. The Jackson County High School Junior/Senior Prom has been held at the Eastern Kentucky University Campus for the last few years. Since this has been the practice, along with Prom Promise, the accident rate and traffic violations have been eliminated. Young adults enjoy the location and very few leave the Prom site until the time of closure.