Dec. 30, 2013
Kyle Edward Porter, 23, Debord, KY, was arrested Dec. 25, 1.5 miles south of Louisa at 1504 St. Hwy. 3 on charges of Domestic Violence and Abuse, Duties of Law Enforcement.
According to the sheriff's report, Deputy Mark Wheeler responded to the above address in reference to the above subject arguing and trying to fight with his mother. Mother advised that Porter got upset because he got new boots for Christmas instead of money. She said he had picked up a garden tool and threw it at his brother and the door. She thought it hit the brother, brother said it hit the porch in front of him. Porter had left the scene, but returned and was arguing again. Porter said he was tired of his brother running his mouth. Porter was taken into custody to avoid further trouble and for the safety of all involved, due to him leaving and coming back.Lisa A. Ross, 50, Blaine, KY, was arrested Dec. 27, 23 miles west of Louisa at 3131 South Hwy. 21 and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Offense (drug unspecified). Amy R. Gantt, 24, Louisa, KY, was arrested on Third Street in Louisa, and charged with Public Intoxication Controlled Substances. According to the police report, a call was received that a female was staggering up the road. Deputy Keefer observed Gantt on Third Street, she was uneasy on her feet and had slurred speech. She said she had taken a nerve pill. Gantt was manifestly under the influence of controlled substance, and was a danger to herself. Subject was wearing dark clothing and walking on unlighted streets.
Kentucky Press News ServiceFRANKFORT – Kentucky State Police are gearing up for the New Year's Eve holiday, which is traditionally a time for festive events where people gather to ring in a new year. Many of these celebrations include the consumption of alcohol, lending way to the potential for impaired drivers on Kentucky roadways.Since the Thanksgiving holiday, KSP has been actively implementing the "Operation Holiday Lights" enforcement effort that includes nighttime seat belt enforcement and impaired driving crack downs.KSP spokesman Trooper Paul Blanton said in a news release that the agency will utilize all resources available in an effort to reduce loss of life on Kentucky roadways.“Kentucky is at the lowest number of highway fatalities since 1947,” Blanton said. “A part of that number is due to enforcement and education efforts about traffic safety. The other part is credited to the vigilance of motorists who wear seat belts, reduce their driving speed and utilize designated driver programs."As of Dec. 26, there have been 628 traffic deaths on Kentucky roadways. Even though that number is significant in size, it is 116 fewer traffic deaths than reported in 2012.“We are asking motorists to "finish strong" when it comes to their driving behavior,” Blanton said in the news release. “More drivers in Kentucky are making wise choices when it comes to traffic safety and we encourage them to remain vigilant with these practices.”Blanton said friends and family members to take the keys away from anyone who consumes alcohol and arrange for them to be driven home.“We know there are going to be holiday celebrations this time of year where alcohol will be consumed, so your best bet is to always designate a sober driver before the parties begin,” the KSP spokesman said.The national New Year's Eve holiday enforcement period begins Monday, Dec. 30, at 6 p.m. and extends through Jan. 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.“Make no mistake, our message is simple. If you are caught driving impaired, you will be arrested. We will be out in force to take drunk drivers off the road - and save lives that might otherwise be lost,” Blanton said.KSP established a toll-free number (1-800-222-5555) that citizens can call to report impaired or erratic drivers.
Deputy clerk Gloria Jean Christian and Clerk Chris Jobe show the certificate the office received recently for having a high achieving federal passport facility. Ms. Christian, who handles the program, said she had more than 175 passport applicatuons this year. Jobe said his office is the only place in the surrounding area that does it.
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