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Property Stolen in Ohio Located in Jackson Co.
By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
In a press release from City of McKee Chief of Police Jonathon Sizemore, he said on Friday, October 2nd, following a tip received by District 3Constable Billy Abner, he along with Abner located approximately $150,000 dollars of stolen property behind an abandoned house in the Sand Gap community off of highway 2004. According to Sizemore, located on the property was a 1999 Dodge dually truck with a custom flat bed and diesel fuel tank. Attached to the truck was a 2011 bison 3 horse trailer with living quarters. Officers also located a Miller 400 air pack welder/air compressor with a custom deutz engine. The welder was on a black tag along trailer that also had a job box on it that contained air hoses and steel shims. In the same area a white box trailer was located and recovered.
Local Veterans Honored in Washington, D.C.
It was a day of memories accompanied by deep sighs, awed expressions, some laughs and a few tears as 68 Kentucky veterans viewed war and military memorials erected in their honor. Earl Coffey of McKee was among the record contingent of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans who traveled to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26 as part of this yearís Honor Flight. The 98-year-old World War II veteran represented Jackson Energy Cooperative. This is the fifth year Kentuckyís Touchstone Energy Cooperatives partnered with the Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter to sponsor an Honor Flight. Veterans participating in this yearís Honor Flight departed Lexingtonís Blue Grass Airport early in the morning for a full day of honors and sightseeing in the nationís capital. The trip culminated with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.