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    Storm Leaves Many Without Power

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    This week’s snowstorm left just over 2,500 Jackson County residents without power and Jackson Energy crews worked around the clock to restore service. Early Monday morning, around 10,000 Jackson Energy members were impacted by outages that resulted from downed power lines and falling trees after heavy wet snow blanketed the region and a transmission line serving substations lost power. Outage numbers lowered substantially when power was restored to the transmission line. They began rising, however, as snow fell from tree limbs, which caused the tree limbs to hit electric lines, resulting in additional outages.

    Fiscal Court Holds Regular Meeting

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    Jackson County Fiscal Court held their regular meeting on Thursday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m. After devotion and the Pledge of Allegiance, the meeting was called to order by County Judge Executive Shane Gabbard. Next up was the reading of the minutes of the February meeting by County Clerk Donald "Duck" Moore. The next item on the agenda was Doug Hoffman, who presented the Flex Funds and Rural Secondary maintenance for state routes in our County this year. KY 3444 in Annville, a section of 2004 in Sand Gap, KY 2002 in Letterbox and KY 587 in New Zion will all see some resurfacing this year. The county will also receive $225,808 in additional blacktop funds this year to use on county roads. The next visitor on the agenda was Nadine White from Kentucky Retirement. She presented an update to the court on retirement that had not been paid for county employees in the later part of 15 and early part 16 by the former treasurer.