Clinton business owner killed in single vehicle accident

Posted February 19, 2014 at 3:01 pm

A Clinton County man and long-time local business operator was killed in a single-vehicle accident that occurred last Friday morning near his home.

James Michael Cooksey, 60, of Albany, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Clinton County Coroner Steve Talbott.

Cooksey owned and operated JMC Enterprises and was a dealer for SoftTub spa products. He was married to Janice Cooksey, the Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for First and Farmers National Bank in Albany.

According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, Cooksey was traveling west on KY 558 about eight miles east of Albany, operating a 2003 Ford F150 pickup when he ran off the roadway, struck a tree and the vehicle traveled over an embankment. Cooksey was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the report.

The accident occurred a short distance from the Cooksey home located on Hwy. 558 in the Marlow Community.

The accident is being investigated by Trooper Brian Gibson with the Columbia Post. Trooper Gibson was assisted at the scene by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, EMS, Coroner and Albany Fire Department.

(A complete death notice for James Michael Cooksey can be found on page 12).