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Police Department Bust Nets 23 Arrests
By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
After several months of investigation by Jackson County Police Department Lt. Keith Berry, Chief Lynn Goforth, Officer Ethan Lakes, Jackson County Detention Center Jailer Bill Dunn, Charlie Ward, and Dorsey Creech, they met with law enforcement from Kentucky State Police Post 7 and 11, US Forest Service, KSP Marijuana Eradication Team, Madison County Sheriff Department, Kentucky National Guard and The DEA early Tuesday morning, July 22nd armed with 36 warrants for the arrest of local residents on various drug and theft charges. The drug bust started at 9:30 am when all the officers went in different directions to pick up the ones they had the warrants for. Shortly after the officers returned, one by one, bringing those arrested to the rear of the Justice Center where they were processed and detained to be transported to the Jackson County Detention Center by Jailer Dunn and his staff. According to information from Berry and Goforth, out of the 36 warrants the officers made 23 arrests on charges from child support warrants to assorted drug charges.
Kiwanis Announces Parade Theme
The Jackson County Kiwanis Club announced today that the theme for the 2014 Jackson County Homecoming Parade, to be held on Saturday, August 30th, is: HOMETOWN TRADITIONS. The parade is organized in cooperation with the Jackson County Fair Board, and the many businesses, industries, agencies, and clubs of Jackson County. As usual, all are invited to participate in the parade. Of special interest every year are the very imaginative floats entered in the parade. Fletcher Gabbard, chairman of the Kiwanis Parade Committee noted: “This years’ theme, Hometown Traditions, should generate some great floats.” Beauty Pageant winners and special group displays will be an important part of the parade. The Honor Guard, Fire Departments, Classic Cars, Horses & Riders, Horse-Drawn Vehicles, Other Vehicles, and Walkers make a complete parade for Homecoming. The assembly for the parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Bond Memorial Park and the BAE parking lot. And the parade will start at 1:00 p.m.