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    Dedication Ceremony Held for Veteran’s Monument

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
    On Friday, June 26th, in spite of the sweltering heat, several hundred people attended the dedication of the Jackson County Veterans Memorial near the Bond Memorial Park on McCammon Ridge Road. A lot of work had gone in to making the Veterans Memorial a reality, but the day had arrived for the Grand Opening. State and local Dignitaries were in attendance including Kentucky Lt. Governor Crit Luallen, State Senator Albert Robinson who is on the Veterans/Military Affairs Committee, State Representative Marie Rader, as well as local business leaders. Chairman of the Memorial Committee Rodney Chrisman welcomed everyone and read a letter, which was written by one of his grandmother's to the other grandmother dated 1943 in reference to their sons fighting in the war and voiced their concerns if they would return home safely. He used this as an example of how it affects everyone that has a family member in the military service. Sharon Hays did a wonderful job singing the National Anthem as Jackson County Veterans presented the flag. Chrisman, who was the Emcee for the event, said, “We have a lot of people to thank for making this day possible.”

    Local Man Arrested After Stabbing Father Multiple Times

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
    According to Jackson County Sheriff Paul Hays, on Thursday, July 2nd, at approximately 10:35am an altercation between a father and a son resulted in a stabbing, which sent the father to University of Kentucky Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition upon admission. Hays said Donald Shepherd 73, who resides on Hwy 2003 in Annville, was stabbed multiple times by his son Allen B. Shepherd 39. Reportedly the altercation took place at the residence when Allen Shepherd asked his father for money. When his father refused, the younger Shepherd attacked his father, who received multiple stab wounds and head trauma as a result of the assault. Although Donald Shepherd received major blood loss and head trauma, he was able to leave the scene of the attack and drive himself to the residence of Jackson County Deputy Sheriff Keith Berry. Berry and his wife Tiffany, immediately provided first aide to the elder Shepherd until Jackson County EMS arrived. He was then transported to St. Joseph Hospital in London where he was treated and flown to UK Medical Center.