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    Local Man Fatally Shot in Sand Gap Area

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
    The Kentucky State Police Post 7 Richmond, The Jackson County Sheriff's Department, and other officials responded to a shooting, which occurred at approximately 1:00pm on Tuesday, September 1st, in the 2250 Block of the Chestnut Flat area of Sand Gap in the northern part of Jackson County. The shooting resulted in the death of a Jackson County Resident. According to KSP Trooper Robert Purdy, the investigation is ongoing by Detective Rob Morris. However, the initial investigation indicates an altercation took place in the road way, which led to one male individual being fatally shot.

    Judge Executive Delivers Supplies to Flooded Areas

    Submitted by Judge Executive Shane Gabbard
    In a Press Release from Jackson County Judge Executive Shane Gabbard he said on Monday August 30th, he was fortunate to be able to visit the City of Paintsville in Johnson County. In July, Johnson County was one of the hardest hit Counties with flooding in the State. Several different places were donating food, water and clothing. Our county wanted to be able to help as well so I called the Judge Executive in Johnson County and he informed me that school supplies would be a great help. I started spreading the word and just as always, Jackson County came through. The supplies I took Monday was the second round of donations we have received from our Citizens here in the County. The Assistant Superintendent "Harry Burchett", informed me that 65 homes were destroyed and 4 people lost there lives in the flood. The Family resource Director was very thankful for the supplies and said "These are very needed." Hats off to our folks here helping neighbors you have never even met. Good Deeds never go unnoticed.