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Date: 08-07-2015

A Floyd County circuit judge dismissed a lawsuit last week that had been filed by a wife whose husband took his own life after he learned his federal disability benefits had been suspended.

Emma Burchett had sued Eastern Kentucky disability attorney Eric Conn because Leroy Burchett, her husband, took his own life when he received a letter saying his disability payments had been suspended, WYMT-TV reports.

More than 1,000 of Conn's clients had their disability benefits temporarily suspended. Social Security later reinstated the benefits temporarily.

Judge Thomas Smith dismissed Mrs. Burchett's lawsuit because she testified she didn't foresee her husband's suicide and that Conn could not have foreseen it either.

More than 8 percent of Kentucky and West Virginia residents receive disability payments, among the highest rates in the U.S. That includes about 25 percent of the residents of Kentucky's 5th Congressional District who receive some type of Social Security benefits. Those include retirement, disability and survivor benefits, the station reported. 

JULY 30, 2015

Lawrence County Courthouse report;

Deeds, Marriages, and civil lawsuits

Lazer Jennifer Ferguson


John Thompson to Patricia Cox, Gary Thompson and Lenora Azbill

Philip and Donna Triplett to Sonja Pack

Thomas and Patsy Ekers, Deborah and Kenneth Critser, Sheila and Stanley Howard, Linda Ekers, Patsy and Billy Chesnut to Ekers Derefield Farm LLC

Deborah Hanshaw, Lawrence Cordle to Hedge Fund Film Partners and Jenna Kelly

Michael Beck by POA, Kelly Beck attorney in fact, Kelly Beck to Gilbert and Joy Dillow

James and Pamela Osborne to Donald and Krista Jarrell

Lifestar Ambulance to Rueben and Donna Lycans

Kevin and Vicki Young to Kevin Young and Kurt Young

Richard Pope, Rita and Elmer Pack, Ronald and Anna Pope, William Short, Marcus Short, Karen Short and Beverly Pope to William Short

Lawrence County Kentucky, Lawrence County Fiscal Court and John Osborne County Judge Executive to Banner and Joan Castle

Marie Maynard, Audrey Ormandy, Maxine Damron, Gloria Tackett by POA, James Tackett Attorney in Fact, Timothy Tackett Attorney in Fact, James and Beth Tackett, Timothy and Tammy Tackett to Kimberly and David Muncy

James Robertson and Gary Robertson to Michael Hogan, Trustee: Strawman Deed

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to KAJA Holdings 2 LLC

Michael Hogan, Trustee to James Robertson and Gary Robertson

Land Contract

Eugene and Janet Hall to Samuel Delong and Teresa Jarrett


Marriages July 14 to July 29

Amanda Sparks to Darrell Wright, Jr

Norma Caudill to Phillip Caudill 

Drema Pridemore to Robert Blake

Kelsey Block to Christopher Stratton


Civil suits

First Commonwealth Bank of Prestonsburg Inc vs Larry and Leisa Salyer

KY Tax Bill Servicing INC vs Lewis H. Pinder II etal. Foreclosure

KY Tax Bill Servicing Inc vs Jonathon and Brenda Lowe, Frank Ward and unknown spouse, Wendell Ward and unknown spouse, NYTIS Exploration Company, Paul Blair. Foreclosure

KY Tax Bill Service vs Chester Crawford and unknown spouse, Louisa Community Bank, County of Lawrence KY. Foreclosure

KY Property Tax Investments vs Arnold Kitchen. Foreclosure

Inez Deposit Bank vs John Moore. Foreclosure

Darlene Thompson et al vs Clarence Thompson. Family and domestic

Discover Bank vs Virginia Maynard. Contract

KY Tax Bill Servicing vs John T. Price. Foreclosure

Bobby Marcum vs Juanita Lynn Castle Marcum. Domestic and family

B Kaquna LLC vs Moore C. Sale of structured settlement payments

Cabell Huntington Hospitcal Inc vs Jacquiline A Hall. Contract

Billy J. Fitzpatrick vs Steve Patrick. Personal injury

Armelda Runyon vs George Runyon. Domestic and family

James and Sheila Hooser vs Mitchell and Tamara Goble. Domestic and family

Deborah Pauley vs. William Pauley. Domestic and family

Bradley Harless vs Jennifer Harless. Domestic and family

A&J Rental Properties vs Dovi Moore. Contract

Addiction Recover Center LLC vs Unknown party and Wells Fargo Bank

Martha Bowen vs Helen Marcum. Domestic and family



Date: 08-04-2015

Beshear announces $266,000 in refunds to coal counties; Lawrence County gets just under $3,000, Martin gets $5,775 and Johnson $5,000 


Kentucky Press News Service

Frankfort – Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that fiscal courts in 34 counties will receive refunds totaling $266,141.66 from mining permit and acreage fees. 

“Our coal-producing counties are our partners, and these funds provide a direct benefit for their efforts,” Beshear said in a statement. “Every effort is being made by this administration to help the mining industry extract coal in a manner that is safe, efficient and protective of our environment.”

The Department for Natural Resources collects mining permit and acreage fees and returns a portion of the fees to coal-producing counties for projects that the fiscal courts deem beneficial to their communities.

Refunds range from $62.50 to $42,562, with 12 counties each receiving more than $10,000. 

This list includes the counties and refund amounts:


Bell County Fiscal Court $24,162

Boyd County Fiscal Court $312.50

Breathitt County Fiscal Court $11,987

Clay County Fiscal Court $1,100

Daviess County Fiscal Court $1,850

Elliott County Fiscal Court $500

Estill County Fiscal Court $125

Floyd County Fiscal Court $19,333

Harlan County Fiscal Court $17,079

Henderson County Fiscal Court $750

Hopkins County Fiscal Court $2,150

Jackson County Fiscal Court $62.50

Johnson County Fiscal Court $5,000

Knott County Fiscal Court $17,845

Knox County Fiscal Court $1,825

Lawrence County Fiscal Court $2,929

Lee County Fiscal Court $250

Leslie County Fiscal Court $19,637

Letcher County Fiscal Court $9,054

Magoffin County Fiscal Court $8,087

Martin County Fiscal Court $5,775

McCreary County Fiscal Court $437

McLean County Fiscal Court $437

Morgan County Fiscal Court $100

Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court $3,025 

Ohio County Fiscal Court $5,550

Owsley County Fiscal Court $2,104

Perry County Fiscal Court $30,683

Pike County Fiscal Court $42,562

Pulaski County Fiscal Court $62.50

Rockcastle County Fiscal Court $62.50

Union County Fiscal Court $2,625

Webster County Fiscal Court $3,037

Whitley County Fiscal Court $25,637