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    Vehicles Burst Into Flame Following Collision

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    In a report from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Keith Berry is the investigating officer in a two-vehicle head-on collision which occurred on Monday, June 26th at approximately 10:49 a.m. Berry said Austin G. Isaacs 21, Chestnut Flat Road, McKee, driving a silver 2011 GMC Sierra pickup truck was traveling north on Jackson County High School Road while Gregory B. Bingham 55, Highway 30 East, Tyner, was traveling south on Jackson County High School Road, driving a gold 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when both vehicles met in a curve. According to Berry, Isaacs stated Bingham was on his side of the roadway and ran into him. Bingham said, he got over as far as he could get on the right-hand side of the roadway in attempt to avoid the collision with Isaacs. However, Bingham stated Isaacs' vehicle was in his lane of travel at the time of the collision. According to the report both vehicles caught on fire and were burnt severely.

    Farmer’s Market Holds 2017 Grand Opening

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    The Jackson County Farmers’ Market Grand Opening was held Tuesday, June 27 at the Jackson County Farmers’ Market and Regional Food Center in Annville. 320 people were there to celebrate the opening of the 2017 farmers’ market season. Growers were selling fresh produce, food samples were distributed and there were “nutritious” games for the children. Some of the people/representatives in attendance were: Ralph Marcum, who was grinding corn meal, the Jackson County Fair Board had hot dogs available, Judge Executive Shane Gabbard and his sons provided great music for the event, JCHS and JCMS collected health data, Jackson County Public Library was represented with the bookmobile being made available, WWAG-Radio, Sharon Spencer, Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farmers’ Market Specialist, Kentucky Proud, Shane Baker, Field Representative, Office of the Governor Department of Local Government, as well as representatives from Head Start, Anthem BC/BS, Care Source and the Jackson County Health Department.