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August 13, 2018

HALF A DOZEN LOUISA RESIDENTS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN NEARBY COUNTIES IN RECENT WEEKS

AUGUST 13, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

 

 

Mitchell L. JeffersonMitchell L. JeffersonMitchell L. Jefferson, 53, of Louisa, was arrested in Carter County, Ky., on July 22, 2018, at 6:16 P.M., by a trooper of the Kentucky State Police-Post 14-Ashland, Ky., and was charged with:

• OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/ INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE,

• FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS.



 

 

 

 

Thomas J. BentleyThomas J. BentleyThomas J. Bentley, 33, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked in Pike County Ky. on July 27, 2018, at 4:52 P.M., by the PIKE COUNTY DETENTION CENTER, and was facing for:

*  HOLD FOR DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 7-27-18 BOYD COUNTY TO BE TRANSFERRED FOR SERVE IN STATE PRISON FOR 3 YEARS.



 

 

 

 

Jeff L. MitchellJeff L. MitchellJeff L. Mitchell, 53, of Louisa, was arrested in Rowan County, Ky., on July 29, 2018, at 1:22 A.M., by an officer of the Morehead Police Department, and was charged with:

• PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL). Jeff Mitchell's bond was set at $250 full cash.



 

 

 

 

Adam Levi FeltyAdam Levi FeltyAdam Levi Felty, 27, of Louisa, was arrested in Greenup County, Ky., on July 31, 2018, at 11:03 P.M., by a trooper of the Kentucky State Police-Post 14-Ashland, Ky., and was charged with:

• POSSESSION OF OPEN ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN MOTOR VEHICLE PROHIBITED,

• FAILURE TO OR IMPROPER SIGNAL,

• OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

Amy MollettAmy Mollett Amy L. Mollett, 36, of Louisa was arrested in Martin County, Ky., on August 1, 2018, at 1:12 A.M., by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE),

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS,

• POSSESSION CONT SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED,

• PRESCRIPTION CONT SUB NOT PROPER CONTAIN 1ST OFFENSE,

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED,

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).



 

 

 

 

Johnny Ray MooreJohnny Ray MooreJohnny Ray Moore, 71, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked in Boyd County Ky., on August 3, 2018, at 10:16 A.M., by the BOYD COUNTY DETENTION CENTER, and was facing for:

• 7 DAY SENTENCE; 1 DAY SERVED; 8/3-8/5 10 A.M.-10 A.M. SERVED CONSECUTIVE WEEKENDS UNTIL COMPLETE



 

 

 

 

Ryan Chad HayesRyan Chad HayesRyan Chad Hayes, 31, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked in Johnson County on August 9, 2018, at 6:44 P.M., by the Johnson County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence:

• CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

August 13, 2018

14 arrested in Lawrence County

AUGUST 13, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

In the 6-plus day period from 12:00 P.M. August 6 thru to 4:47 P.M. August 12, there were at least 90 individuals who were arrested and were brought to be lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of those 90, 14 of those arrested were from Lawrence County.

For comparison, the previous 12 day period from 6:00 P.M. July 25 thru to 6:00 P.M., August 6, there were at least 143 individuals who were arrested and were brought to be lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of those 143, only 8 of those arrested were from Lawrence County.

Going back to the start of 12:01 A.M. July 25 thru to until 4:47 P.M. August 12, Lawrence County arrests out of the total arrests brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville was 24 out of 240. That is an even 10%. Two dozen out of 20 dozen total. 24 versus 216 of the 3 other official counties who are members and use the BSRDC jail (Johnson, Magoffin, and Martin counties ), with in addition also Morgan and Elliot counties.

The inmate count was at 303 as of 11:00 P.M. Sunday night August 12, but jumped overnight into early Monday morning 5 A.M. tp 315, for a facility that as built for a designated maximum capacity of 225.

The names and criminal charges of the latest 14 Lawrence County arrests are the following:


John David YoungJohn David YoungJohn David Young, 46, of Louisa was arrested on August 6, 2018, at 12:06 P.M., by trooper Forrest Newsome of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with:

• NON-PAYMENT OF FINES.



 

 

 

 

Evan L. SizemoreEvan L. SizemoreEvan L. Sizemore, 24, of Lovely, Kentucky; was arrested on August 7, 2018, at 5:35 A.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE).

 

 

 

 

 

Devana LycansDevana LycansDevana Lycans, 29, of Fort Gay, West Virginia was arrested on August 7, 2018, at 11:56 A.M., Sheriff Garrett Roberts of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE),

• TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

Ronnie MesserRonnie MesserRonnie Messer, 47, of Tomahawk, Kentucky; was arrested on August 7, 2018, at 6:31 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• FAILURE TO OR IMPROPER SIGNAL,

• NO REGISTRATION PLATES,

• NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT,

• FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD,

• NO OPERATORS-MOPED LICENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

James SloneJames SloneJames Slone, 45, of Topmost, Kentucky; was arrested on August 8, 2018, at 11:38 A.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$500,

• PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE),

• FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT),

• OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 2ND OFFENSE,

• FAILURE OF NON-OWNER OPERATOR TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE.



 

 

 

 

Amanda CharlesAmanda CharlesAmanda Charles, 36, of Louisville, Kentucky, was taken into custody and booked on August 8, 2018, at 12:24 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence:

• CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 

 

Loretta WallerLoretta WallerLoretta Waller, 41, of Louisa, was arrested on August 8, 2018, at 4:17 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department , and was charged with:

• THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.



 

 

 

 

Mark C. CaudillMark C. CaudillMark C. Caudill, 31, of Louisa, was arrested on August 8, 2018, at 4:23 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL),

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED.



 

 

 

 

Tyler BranhamTyler BranhamTyler L. Branham, 34, of Louisa, was arrested on August 9, 2018, at 5:35 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• PROMOTING CONTRABAND - 1ST DEGREE,

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED)

#3 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA,

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.



 

 

 

 

Crystal G. WheelerCrystal G. WheelerCrystal G. Wheeler, 40, of Louisa, was arrested on August 10, 2018, at 1:57 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE)-[ 2 SEPARATE COUNTS CHARGES],

• TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (< 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE),

• TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (< 20 D.U. DRUG UNSPECIFIED SCHEDULE 3),

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS [2 SEPARATE COUNTS CHARGES],

• POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA,

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE).

 

 

 

 

 


Joshua Lee RatliffJoshua Lee RatliffJoshua Lee Ratliff, 35, of Louisa, was arrested on August 10, 2018, at 5:41 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• ESCAPE 2ND DEGREE-(IDENTIFY FACILITY), • SERVING PAROLE VIOLATION WARRANT.



 

 

 

 

David OsborneDavid OsborneDavid Osborne, 33, of Kermit, West Virginia; arrested on August 12, 2018, at 9:05 A.M., by sergeant Chuck Jackson, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS,

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE).



 

 

 

 

Shannon L. JudeShannon L. JudeShannon L. Jude, 41, of Louisa, arrested on August 12, 2018, at 11:41 A.M., by sergeant Chuck Jackson, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE).

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Jonah Lewis Skaggs12. Jonah Lewis SkaggsJonah Lewis Skaggs, 28, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested on August 6, 2018, at 1:48 P.M., by trooper Forrest Newsome of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with:

• NON-PAYMENT OF FINES.

 

 

 

 

 

August 10, 2018

UTILITIES BOARD ASKS CITY TO APPLY FOR $1.5 MILLION LOAN FOR SEWER I & I PROJECT

Louisa Utilities meeting logoLouisa Utilities meeting logo

LOUISA PUBLIC UTILITIES BOARD

REGULAR SESSION

August 7, 2018

 

The Louisa Water and Sewer Commission met in regular business session August 7, 2018 with Mayor Harold Slone presiding. In attendance were Board Members Steven Lycans, Jeff Kinser, Heath Preston, and Sam Lester. Others in attendance were Randy McDaniels, Bud Adams, Troy Hogge, Mark Stevens and Jason Helton.

 

  1. Call to order, 6:05pm

  2. Motion by Jeff Kinser Second by Sam Lester  to approve minutes from June 2018 meeting. All approve.

  3. Motion by Heath Preston, Second by Sam Lester to approve July 2018 Minutes, All approve.

  4. Board heard update from Troy Hogge, with Kentucky Engineering Group on the downtown water main replacement project. He advised that the project is progressing, they are currently working on the logistics of removing customers off the old line and connecting them to the new line. Plans are 90% complete and will go to Division of Water for approval. Project is expected to go to bid for construction by the end of September. Project will also include replacing a Pressure reducing Valve that was installed in 1973. It was also proposed to add Wilson St. to the project to resolve water pressure  related issues. Jeff Kinser inquired if Kentucky Engineering would provide an inspector for the project to ensure quality of construction. Troy Hogge Advised they would. This project will replace some of the oldest remaining water lines in the system.

  5. Board discussed the Sewer I & I project to approve a resolution to apply for a KIA loan for funding of the project. It was determined that the project would greatly increase the Wastewater Plant efficiency by eliminating a significant amount of storm drainage from the system, it would also replace the deteriorating sewer main running through the north end of downtown, some of which is nearing 100 years old, this would eliminate the risk of failure of the main line. Mayor Slone advised that the project is approximately $2.9 million, with half of the amount being forgiven through grants, Making total cost to the City Approximately $1.5 million. Board determined that by elimination of the Infiltration, it would eliminate some of the strain on the current wastewater plant until a new plant could be constructed in the near future. Motion was made by Heath Preston, Second by Jeff Kinser, to adopt the resolution to apply for the KIA Loan A19-02, for the Sewer I & I project. All approve. Will go to City Council for final approval.

  6. Board discussed changing flow of high bottom lift station, to redirect to the main lift station at the WWTP, to stabilize flow into the plant. This was original design and could potentially eliminate retention time problems at the plant during high flow events.

  7. Wastewater Plant supervisor advised that they just completed annual inspection from State EPA, Inspector noted good marks and improvements in plant and lift station operations as well as good and improving compliance.

  8. Board reviewed request by Big Sandy Water District to extend their purchase agreement until 2059 in order for BSWD to apply for a USDA loan. Motion by Jeff Kinser for Bud Adams to contact BSWD for clarification of request. Will approve at a later date as long as agreement doesn’t freeze rates paid by BSWD.

  9. Adjourned at 8:04pm

 

 

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