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    Chief Deputy Isaacs Hurt During Altercation

    By Sue Caldwell
    On Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021, at approximately 4:15 pm, Chief Deputy Daniel Isaacs received a call on his cell phone advising there was a large male subject was standing on the front porch at Isaacs' residence. Isaacs immediately responded and located Kevin Gene Gay, 47 years old of Brushy Ridge in Jackson County, standing on his porch. When Isaacs directed Gay to leave his porch, Gay refused. At that time, Isaacs' told Gay he was under arrest. According to the press release, Gay reached for his pocket. Sheriff Hays said Isaacs and Gay became involved in a physical altercation that ended in the arrest of Gay. Upon searching the pockets of Gay, Isaacs located a Taurus "Judge" weapon in his coat and a pair of brass knuckles in his pants pocket.

    Covid-19 Claims Life of a Jackson County Man

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter\
    Covid-19 cases, incident rates, and deaths are continuing to increase in Jackson County. On, Monday, November 29, Cumberland Valley District Health Department reported 15 confirmed cases from the week of Saturday, November 20, to Friday, November 26, as well as one new death. There were ten probable and 17 recovered in the county. There were no deaths in Clay or Rockcastle Counties. However, there were 14 confirmed in the community of Clay County, four probable and 33 recovered. In Rockcastle County, there were 16 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 33 probable and 49 recovered. The death in Jackson County was a 52 year old male was reportedly related to Covid-19.