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    Fiscal Court Holds First Meeting of New Year

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
    The Jackson County Fiscal Court held their first meeting of 2015 with Judge Executive Shane Gabbard calling the meeting to order after Devotion. County Clerk Donald R. Moore read the minutes of the previous meeting, which were approved and accepted. The first item on the agenda was the opening of bids for the slips on Hooten Road and Lakes Creek Road, which were awarded to local contractor Gordan Phillips in the amount of $312,822.00 for both slips. The visitors on the agenda were employees from AFLAC Insurance who explained the type of coverage they offer for county employees who want to be covered and pay for their own insurance. Judge Gabbard explained if an employee decides to take the insurance on his own, there will be no expense, whatsoever, to the Fiscal Court. After some discussion, Judge Gabbard thanked the representatives from AFLAC for coming and said he appreciated there information. The next item on the agenda was new business, with Gabbard giving his Judge's Report.


    Citizen's Tip Leads to Meth Arrests

    Story Submitted
    On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at approximately 9:30 pm, Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel Isaacs and Deputy Ethan Lakes, along with Constable Billy Abner, and KSP Trooper Glenn Reid responded to a complaint of a possible Meth Lab at the residence of Len Harrison on Lower Dry Fork Road in Sand Gap. Upon arrival, the officers smelled chemical odors consistent with Meth production. Officers proceeded to knock on the front door and observed two males run toward a bedroom and a female throw something into a wood burning stove. Len Harrison returned from the back bedroom and opened the front door. Deputy Isaacs persuaded the occupants of the residence to exit the premises for their safety. The other male ran from the back door and was pursued by Constable Billy Abner for a short time, but the subject eluded the Constable.