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Mourners of teen whose caregivers let him ‘rot’ were told: ‘Cherish the good memories’

Mourners paid respects Thursday to 18-year-old Joseph “Joey” Bishop, who died Feb. 11 from an infection caused by multiple bedsores discovered on his body. The teen had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and neighbors were unaware that he was living at home. His mother, Jamie Bishop, 40, and his grandparents, Raymond Martin, 67, and Sharon Martin, 65, remain jailed on second-degree manslaughter charges in his death. Among Joey’s pallbearers were Ludlow Police Chief Scott Smith and Detective Eric Love, who are investigating his death.

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Driver of truck dies after hitting tree

One person died after a single-vehicle crash in Laurel County Thursday afternoon. A pickup truck was westbound on Ky. 472 at about 4:45 p.m. when it rounded a curve and the driver lost control. The truck hit a tree and caught fire, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

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