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1 Arrested After Fatal Martin County Shooting DEBORD, Ky. (EKB)– Kentucky State Police officials confirm that a death investigation is underway this morning in Martin County, following a shooting on Electra Glide Lane, off of Davella Road, at Debord. The shooting happened around 3 o’clock Wednesday morning. Police confirm 46-years-old Rodney Stepp was found dead on the scene. No information has been released on the events leading up to the shooting. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office was the first agency to arrive on the scene. One person was arrested on charges unrelated to the shooting. Link Two men allegedly kill stray dog to stage crime scene after assault MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) – Two men were arrested after allegedly killing a stray dog and using its blood to stage a crime scene, Martin County Sheriff’s deputies say. Jeffrey Spence, 26, and Casey Spence, 19, both of Tomahawk, Kentucky, are charged with first-degree assault, second-degree criminal trespassing, and theft by unlawful taking or disposition (a motor vehicle). Deputies say both men were arrested Saturday night for falsely reporting an incident. They were arrested again Tuesday afternoon for the additional charges above. Around 4 a.m. Saturday, a deputy responded to an assault. Investigators say a man, identified as Fred Daniels, was hit in the head with a crowbar four times in the road near his home in Tomahawk. Daniels, who had to have...

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Murder, Drugs and Theft… Oh My!

LOUISA The Kentucky State Police have arrested and charged a Martin County resident with two counts of murder after a shooting in Lawrence County. Elden Shannon Muncy, age 21, of 4701 Buffalo Horn in Martin County is lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, according to police. Read the Full Story Amanda Hall was a promising high school student in Martin County who found herself addicted to opioids after pain from a car wreck led her to a hydrocodone prescription. By age 18, she was getting arrested for public intoxication. A few years after that, in 2010, Hall graduated to non-violent drug-related felonies and went to prison. Read the Full Story John Allen, 46, of Martin, Ky., theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking and being a persistent felony offender; Michelle L. Allen, 43, of Martin, Ky., theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking and being a persistent felony offender; Chris Damron, Elkhorn City, Ky., theft by unlawful taking; Gregory Blake Hackney, 50, of Steele, Ky., operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault. Delilah S. Horn, 59, of Inez, Ky., theft by unlawful taking; James D. Lawson, 52, of Varney, Ky., theft by unlawful taking, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, fleeing or evading police and being a persistent felony offender; Nathaniel Lester, 29, of Steele, Ky., receiving...

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Harmon Releases Audits for Martin County!

Harmon Releases Audit of Martin County Sheriff’s Gas, Oil and Unmined Coal Tax Settlement FRANKFORT, Ky. – State Auditor Mike Harmon today released the audit of the sheriff’s settlement – 2015 gas, oil, and unmined coal tax settlement for Martin County Sheriff John Kirk. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account, and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office. READ THE COMPLETE REPORT Harmon Releases Audit of Martin County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement FRANKFORT, Ky. – State Auditor Mike Harmon today released the audit of the sheriff’s settlement – 2015 taxes for Martin County Sheriff John Kirk. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account, and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office. READ THE COMPLETE...

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Wilma Sharon Jordan Obituary

Wilma Sharon Jordan 71, of Lovely, Kentucky passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. She was born on June 11, 1946, in Logan County, West Virginia to the late James and Martha Jo Bailey. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Johnny McCoy, three siblings, Podge Bailey, Diane McCoy and Sue Conrad and niece and nephew, Kimberly and Donald McCoy. Wilma is survived by her husband, Jackie L. Jordan of Lovely, Kentucky, son, Johnny McCoy and wife Michelle of Inez, Kentucky, three grandchildren, Beth McGinnis and husband, Gregory, Justin McCoy and wife, Kelsey and Kara Burke and husband, Gage all of Inez, Kentucky along with five great-grandchildren, Ally and Kylee McGinnis and Jennah, Lilly and Ava McCoy. She is also survived by one brother, Joey Bailey of Dry Ridge, Kentucky. Funeral services will be held at the Callaham Funeral Home in Inez, Kentucky on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 11:00 am with Bubby Davis officiating. Burial will follow at the Riverview Memorial Gardens in Louisa, Kentucky. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Friday, September 1, 2017, from 6:00-9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the Community Hospice, In Memory of Wilma Sharon Jordan, 1480 Carter Ave, Ashland, Kentucky 41101. Arrangements are under the...

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Evalina Messer Obituary

Evalina Messer Lackey 72, of Dingess, West Virginia passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017, at Logan Regional Medical Center in Logan, West Virginia. She was born in Dingess, West Virginia on April 28, 1945, to the late Compton Basil and Nancy Kirk Messer. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by five siblings, William M. Kirk, Byrd Messer, Grant Messer, Doris Messer Wilson and Louise Messer Irving. Evalina is survived by her husband, Ernest “Bud” Lackey of Dingess, West Virginia, three sons, Ronald Ray (Carla) Vinson Jr. of Dingess, West Virginia, Ernest Ishmael (Cheryl) Lackey of Ashboro, North Carolina and Steve (Kathy) Lackey of Burlington, North Carolina, two daughters, Nicole (Leslie) Dillon of Chapmansville, West Virginia and Sandra Dee Lackey of Appleton, WI along with 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two siblings, Pearl Messer (Jesse) Browning and Wilburn (Brenda) Vance both of Dingess, West Virginia and special family members, Barbara Messer (Carter) Wilson, Kimberly Wilson (Ronnie) May, Kevin (Beth) Wilson, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Helen Stepp, Cora Evelyn Dillon, Florence (Babe) Lackey and Virginia Dempsey. Evalina was a member of the Neely Branch United Baptist Church, where she was loved dearly. Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Hope Freewill Baptist Church in Dingess, West Virginia on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at 12:00 pm with Curtis Booth, Russell Ball and Michael...

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