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    Two Local Men Arrested in Laurel County

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    In a report from Laurel County Sheriff John Root Deputy Tommy Houston was dispatched to investigate a complaint of two individuals asking for money at a business off Johnson Road, approximately 1/2 mile east of London on Friday morning January 13, 2017 at approximately 11:30 AM. When Deputy Houston arrived at the scene and investigated, he learned that the Jeep Cherokee the two individuals had driven there was a reported stolen vehicle – stolen out of Laurel County on KY 472 and reported as stolen to authorities in Clay County. In addition, drugs, and burglary tools were found in their possession. One of the individuals – Jesse Smith admitted to shooting Suboxone earlier on this date and both subjects were determined to be under the influence.

    Local Woman A National Finalist in Touchstone Energy’s “Who Powers You” Contest

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    Who Powers You? For thousands of people in Jackson County and beyond, the answer is, Linda Ealy. Ealy, who lives in the Bond community, was a national finalist in the Touchstone Energy “Who Powers You” contest. Electric cooperative members were asked to nominate someone from their local community who inspires them. Ealy was nominated by her daughter, Lindsey Gay, for her care of Gay’s 16-year-old brother, Isaac. Isaac suffered a traumatic brain injury in an ATV accident last July. Ealy was one of 62 people from across the country whose stories of giving, caring and community support were shared through the contest. Three prize winners and seven finalists were announced last week, and Ealy was among the finalists.