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McKee Man Third Arrested for Theft of Auto Parts
By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
An arrest has been made after a lenghty investigation headed by Lt. Keith Berry of the Jackson County Police Department. On Saturday, July 12th, a local man ,Jason Sparks 39, Lower Adkins Town Rd McKee, was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking and burglary 3rd degree by Officer Ethan Lakes. In a warrant signed by Berry on Monday, June 9th, 2014, the criminal complaint read that in February 2014 Sparks took an exercised control over movible property of another with the intent to deprive them therof. The defendant entered a storage bin belonging to Eddia Horn and removed automobile parts valued at $70,000.00 or more. The defendant had no right or authority to enter Horn's storage bin and did so with the intent to commit a crime.
Jackson Co. Schools Receive Art Education Grants
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Fourteen Kentucky schools will receive a fiscal year 2015 Teaching Art Together grant from the Kentucky Arts Council to conduct artist residencies with students during the first half of the school year. The Teaching Art Together grant allows teachers across the Commonwealth to collaborate with practicing, professional artists from the arts council's Teaching Artist Directory to design and implement one- to four-week residencies. "The Teaching Art Together grant enables local, seasoned artists to engage students in the creative process and share their knowledge with Kentucky teachers," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "Through the program, schools find new and innovative ways to incorporate arts education into everyday curriculum."