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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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Lester Messer Obituary

Lester Messer 89, of Ferguson Branch Rd., Dunlow, West Virginia went home to be with the Lord on August 25, 2017, at home with his wife and family by his side. Born November 1, 1927, in Breeden, West Virginia, he was the son of the late, Bryant Messer and Rhonda Marcum Messer Dillon. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three brothers, Gilbert Messer, Clellen Messer and Montie Messer, one sister, Betty Meade and one son, Kenneth Lyle Messer. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ethel Griffin Messer, two sons, Chuck Messer and Paul (Kathy) Messer, one daughter, Eva Messer Foster and a special granddaughter they raised, Lila Spaulding Elms, one brother, Edward Messer and a special nephew, Stanley Messer. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 1 great great-grandchild. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, where he received a Medal of Honor and a purple heart. He was an avid car lover. He was kind and a loving, caring man, who valued every minute of life. He was loved by all, many nieces and nephews with whom he loved. He will be missed by all. Per his wishes, there will be no services. Lester donated his body to the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. There will...

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