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    Harsh Road Conditions Lead To Accident

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
    In a report from Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Paul Hays was the investigating officer in a one vehicle accident that occurred on Monday, February 8th, at approximately 10:30am. Kasandra Cox 20, HWY 2004, McKee, was traveling North on US 421 6 miles north of Sand Gap, when due to the road surface being wet from the rain and snow, she rounded a curve and lost control of her vehicle on the slippery surface. This caused the vehicle to go into a skid and leave the road on the southbound side. Her White 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo then struck a tree on the passenger side wrapping it around the tree. Cox was removed from the vehicle by Sand Gap volunteer fire department and was transported to Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond by Jackson County EMS where she is expected to fully recover.

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler visits PRTC in McKee

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    McKEE, Kentucky — FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler visited McKee, Kentucky, Monday to highlight Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative’s success in creating a high-speed, fiber optic network in one of the most rugged and economically depressed areas of the country. “I hope you folks realize what a big deal this is, and what a big deal connecting every home and business to highspeed fiber is,” Wheeler said. The chairman says he often speaks in other communities around the nation and across the world. “Now, I’m going to be talking about Jackson County in those other places. And I’ll tell them that, ‘If they can do it up in those hollers, you can, too."