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    Sheriff's Office Arrests 10 in Drug Bust

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    As a result of many reports from concerned citizens, ten individuals in Jackson County were arrested on illegal drug charges. On Thursday October 12, 2017, beginning at 0800 hours, personnel from the Jackson County Sheriff's office, McKee PD and Operation UNITE arrested a total of ten individuals on drug related charges. Jackson County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Lynn Goforth completed a six-month investigation that resulted in indictment warrants being issued on nine individuals, primarily in the Sand Gap community. Most charges are the result of illegal sale of Methamphetamine with a few charged with the illegal sale of Suboxone and Percocet.

    Death Penalty to Be Sought in Belt Murder Case

    By Mark Sulfridge
    McKee, Kentucky - Local veterans and officials gathered at the Jackson County Public Library Wednesday to officially launch a program to help local veterans get the care they need in one of the most rural areas of the state. "Today we want to celebrate that this Virtual Living Room is ready for operation," PRTC Chief Executive Officer Keith Gabbard said, addressing the crowd of about 40 people, which included several veterans. "The concept is to provide a comfortable living room environment for the veterans so they won't have to drive three hours for care." The Virtual Living Room program is a pilot project that allows veterans to connect with health care providers at the Lexington Veterans Administration Medical Center. Through the telemedicine program, vets can use a private room in the Jackson County Public Library to speak to their VA provider by webcam and computer. The high-speed internet connection is provided by PRTC.