Cumberland County News

Posted February 6, 2019 at 9:24 am

A Burkesville man has been sentenced in the death of Michael “Munk” Taylor, 38, also of Burkesville, who was found dead with a gunshot wound on October 12, 2016.

Daniel Arthur Blair, 62, was sentenced last Thursday, January 24 in Cumberland County Circuit Court.

Blair pled guilty to manslaughter first degree and received a sentence of 15 years. He also pled guilty to tampering with physical evidence and received a five year sentence. The sentences will run consecutively for 20 years with credit for jail time served.


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 advises motorists that crews began performing bridge rehabilitation projects on KY 61 and KY 90 structures over the Cumberland River in Burkesville this past Monday, February 4.

Beginning on the above date, the KY 61 bridge (mile point 10) will be reduced to one lane as crews begin work. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers until barrier walls have been placed, at which time temporary traffic signals will be installed on the north and southbound approaches.

In addition, lane widths will be reduced to 10.5 feet.

Lane closures are scheduled to be performed later this spring on the KY 90 (mile point 14.1) structure. The work being performed at this time will have little to no impact on traffic.

Work on both structures is expected to be completed by November 30. The date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.

Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to allow extra time in reaching their destination.