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AUGUST 18, 2017

Circuit Judge John D. Preston had a full plate this week with a docket including:

 

Kenneth Bolick, was sentenced to (2 years to serve) on COMPLICITY FALSE STATEMENT FOR PRESCRIPTION and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER was dismissed.

 

Gary H. CochranGary H. CochranGary Haven Mills Cochran, was present for a evidentiary on the charges of THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OVER $500 and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER. Noted on The case is that the defendant is competent to represent himself if he so chooses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Kelly K. Collins Kelly K. CollinsKelly K.Collins, was present on the charge TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1st degree. A trial date was set for February 5, 2018 with a report date of December 22, 2017.

On a separate case the defendant was present for PROBATION VIOLATION FOR FELONY OFFENSE, A hearing was held with a witness Billy Slone from P&P, the pre-trial diversion was set aside and sentencing will be held on August 30, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broderick Cyrus, was present on COMPLICITY TO MANUFACTURE METHAMPHETAMINE, 1st offense and COMPLICITY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (firearm) a trial date was set for February 14, 2018 with a report date of 12-22-17.

 

 

 

Marissa D. DossMarissa D. DossMarissa Doss, was present for a status hearing on 1st DEGREE POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, COCAINE, 1st offense, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA. TONY SKEENS TO SEND AN ORDER ABOUT REHAB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBERTY S. DRINKARDLIBERTY S. DRINKARDLIBERTY DRINKARD, was on the docket for FLAGRANT NON SUPPORT, PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER, 2nd degree. The defendant was not present and a bench warrant was issued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

James E. Fitzpatrick, was present for a motion to revoke probation. A hearing was set for 8-30-17.

 

 

 

 

 

Amy HodgeAmy HodgeAmy Hodge, pled guilty and will be final sentenced on 9-8-17 on charges of COMPLICITY TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1st offense (5 years) and PROMOTING CONTRABAND, 1st OFFENSE (5 years consecutive with supervised probation with other conditions).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joan C. KimbleJoan C. KimbleJoann Kimble, was sentenced to 1 year on COMPLICITY 1st DEGREE POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, DRUG UNSPECIFIED, sentenced to 12 months on COMPLICITY POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3rd degree, sentence to 30 days on COMPLICITY POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, AND 12 months concurrent on COMPLICITY TO POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

 

 

 

Travis E. LayTravis E. LayTravis Lay, was present on charges of, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2nd or greater offense, OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL/DRUGS, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT-BELTS AND NO OPERATORS LICENSE.

A hearing is set for August 30, 2017.

 

 

 

 

Alisha MartinAlisha MartinAlisha Martin, was arraigned on the charge of POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2nd OFFENSE (methamphetamine). Pre-trial was set for 9-8-17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bradley E. ParsleyBradley E. ParsleyBradley Parsley, was present for the charges of FLAGRANT NON SUPPORT (resolved) and arraigned on 1st DEGREE POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (cocaine), 1st offense. A public defender was appointed the defendant is to be evaluated for home incarceration and pre-trial set for 9-8-17.

 

 

 

 

 

Green RameyGreen RameyWilliam Green Ramey, The defendant pled guilty he and was sentenced to 5 years probation, to serve 365 days in county jail to run consecutive with other cases on COMPLICITY THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING, (with other cases to consider, sentenced to 10 years to serve). The defendant pled guilty and was sentenced to 5 years on COMPLICITY BURGLARY , 3rd degree, and 5 years concurrent on COMPLICITY THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OVER $500, 5 years probation on COMPLICITY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY, AND 5 years probation and consecutive to other cases on THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OVER $500. Final sentencing to be held on 9-8-17.

 

Michael Ratliff, was present for sentencing but the case was reset for August 30, 2017 on charges of CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A FORGED INSTRUMENT, 2nd degree and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER, 1st degree.

 

Joe Roberts, Pled guilty and was sentenced to 3 years on FLAGRANT NON SUPPORT and the PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER enhanced the three years to 10 years with probation supervised over five years with other conditions.

 

Jason M. SalyerJason M. SalyerJason Salyer, was sentenced to 5 years with a diversion and supervised probation on the charge of BURGLARY, 1st degree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayla Salyers, was present for a motion to revoke felony probation. A hearing set for August 30, 2017.

 

 

 

William Savage, was arraigned on COMPLICITY FALSE STATEMENT FOR PRESCRIPTION. Pretrial to be held on September 8, 2017. A public defender was appointed and bond is set for an in-home incarceration evaluation.

 

 

 

 

 

13. Amanda Thomas13. Amanda ThomasAmanda Thomas, Pled guilty and was sentenced to 3 years for TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, METHAMPHETAMINE, 3 years for 1st DEGREE POSSESSION OF HEROIN, 1st offense and 12 months concurrent for POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Vanatter, Pled guilty and was sentenced to 3 years for BURGLARY, 3rd degree and 3 years concurrent to each other (5 years probation) but consecutive to Boyd Co. case. Persistent Felony Offender was dismissed.

 

Shannon Jude, was present in court for a motion to reduce bond. Motion was denied.

 

Crystal Wheeler, was present for a bond decision. The defendant to be released from jail with time served. Charges were not noted on docket.

 

Eric Nolan, was present for a hearing on the charge of ASSAULT, 1st DEGREE. The hearing had a witness, Bob Crum, the court finds he is competent to testify at trial. Status hearing set for 9-13-17.

 

 

AUGUST 15, 2017

 A LAWRENCE COUNTY GRAND JURY met last week and came up with twenty seven indictments, many on Meth charges. The number of indictments could be due to the fact the GJ did not meet in July.


Michael D. BlankenshipMichael D. BlankenshipMichael D. Blankenship, 45, of Louisa, KY. Indicted on charges of 2 counts of TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHIN 1000 FT OF SCHOOL, TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, UNLAWFUL TRANSACTION WITH A MINOR IN THE THIRD DEGREE, RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER $500, and POSSESSION/USE OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

The Grand Jury charges that on or before March 30, 2017 the above named defendant committed the offenses by

1. knowingly and unlawfully being in possession with intent to traffic or by trafficking in a schedule II controlled substance, hydrocodone while being within 1000 feet of LEES.
2. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully was in possession with the intent to traffic or by trafficking in marijuana, hydrocodone within 1000 feet of LEES.
3. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully concealed, removed, destroyed, or altered physical evidence in which he believed would be used against him in an official preceding.
4. charged as a persistent felony offender for having been previously convicted of 2 prior felonies before these charges.
5. Knowingly and unlawfully induced, assisted, or caused a minor to engage in criminal activity, was in the possession of an iPhone 5 that was stolen from Fanny Robertson of Ft. Gay, WV with the value of $150.
6. Knowingly and unlawfully possessed rolling papers and an altered pipe.

 

Randy T. L. JusticeRandy T. L. JusticeRandy (Tap) Justice, 38 of Louisa, Ky. Was indicted on the charge of POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE 1st DEGREE. (A class D felony)

The grand jury charges that on or before May 18, 2016 the defendant acting alone or in complicity with Jasmine Mullins committed the offense by knowingly and unlawfully possessing a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine.

 

 

 

William J. McCoyWilliam J. McCoyWilliam Joseph McCoy, 45 of Louisa, Ky. Was indicted on charges of POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (class D felony) & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (class A misdemeanor)

The grand jury charges that on or about April 16, 2017 the above named defendant committed the offense by knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, The above named defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a set of scales and a butane torch lighter to be used for the ingestion and/or sale of drugs.

 

 

 

Aleisha MartinAleisha MartinAleisha Martin, 26 of Fort Gay, WV.  Was indicted on the charge of POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE 1st DEGREE (class D felony)

The grand jury charges that on or before June 8, 2017 for the above named defendant acting alone or in complicity with James Fitzpatrick, Marissa Doss, and Rhea Mann committed the offense by knowingly and unlawfully possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine.

 

 

James FitzpatrickJames FitzpatrickJames E. Fitzpatrick, 23 of Louisa, Ky. Was indicted on charges of POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (class D felony).

The Grand Jury charges that on or before June 8, 2017 that the above named defendant knowingly and unlawfully acting alone or in complicity with Marissa DOS, Alicia Martin and Rhea Mann committed the offense by knowingly and unlawfully possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine and a syringe.

 

 

 

 Jasmine Mullins Jasmine MullinsJasmine Mullins, of Louisa, Ky. Was indicted on POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (class D felony)

The grand jury charges that on or before May 18, 2016 the above named defendant acting alone or in complicity with Randy Justice committed the offense by knowingly and unlawfully possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine.

 

 

 

Charles Ashley SmithCharles Ashley SmithCharles Ashley Smith, 38 of Huntington, WV. Was indicted on THEFT BY DECEPTION UNDER $10,000 (class D felony).

The grand jury charges that on or before April 15, 2017 through May 1, 2017 and the defendant knowingly and unlawfully engaged in a scheme to defraud Cash Express by passing a check in the amount of $5,985.63 knowing that it would not be honored by the drawee.

 

 

 

Marissa D. DossMarissa D. DossMarissa Doss, 21 of Ft. Gay, WV. Was indicted on charges of POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (class D felony) and POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (class b misdemeanor)

The grand jury charges that on or before June 8, 2017 the defendant acting alone or in complicity with James Fitzpatrick, Aleshia Martin, and Rhea Mann knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, methamphetamine and possessed marijuana.

 

 

 

Rhea Anna MannRhea Anna Mann

Rhea Mann, 20 of Louisa, Ky. Was indicted on POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (class D felony) AND POSSESSION/USE OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (class A misdemeanor).

The grand jury charges that on or before February 25, 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed methamphetamine, the defendant also knowingly and unlawfully possessed a syringe.

Rhea Mann, 20 of Louisa, Ky. Was indicted on the charge of POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (class D felony).

The grand jury charges that on or before June 8, 2017 the above named defendant acting alone or in complicity with James Fitz Patrick, Marissa Doss, and Aleshia Martin knowingly and unlawfully possessed methamphetamine.

 

 

Timmy MullettTimmy MullettTimmy Mullett, 38 of of Louisa was indicted on POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (class D felony).

The grand jury charges that on or before April 7, 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and knowingly and unlawfully operated a motor vehicle without proper safety belts applied.

 

 

 

Justin MaxieJustin MaxieJustin Maxie, 36 of Louisa was indicted on POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (class D felony) AND USE OR POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (class A misdemeanor).

The grand jury charges that on or before June 7, 2017 the defendant possessed a controlled substance, methamphetamine and unlawfully possessed 2 syringes.

 

 

 

 Michael S. Henderson Michael S. HendersonMichael S. Henderson, 45 of Thurman, OH. Was indicted on BURGLARY IN THE THIRD DEGREE (class D felony) and CRIMINAL MISCHIEF IN THE FIRST DEGREE (class D felony).

The Grand jury charges that on or before April 10, 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully entered and remained in a storage rental unit owned by Jason and Michelle Lycans with the intent to commit a crime of theft, the above named defendant knowingly and unlawfully damaging destroying or vandalizing property estimated at $10,000, owned by Jason and Michelle Lycans .

 

 

 

Edgar MuncyEdgar MuncyEdgar Muncy, 53 of Columbus, OH. Was indicted on THEFT OF IDENTITY (a class D felony)

The grand jury charges that on or before March 13, 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed or used any former or current identifying information of another namely Edgar Muncy, Sr. of Louisa with the intent to represent themselves as the other person.

 

 

 

Stacey Michelle KeeseeStacey Michelle KeeseeStacey Keesee, 35 of Louisa, KY. Was indicted on ASSAULT IN THE FIRST DEGREE (a class B felony) which carries a sentence of 10 to 20 years if convicted, also CRIMINAL TRESPASS IN THE FIRST DEGREE ( class A misdemeanor.

The grand jury charges that on or about May 14, 2017 the defendant committed the offense by intentionally causing serious physical injury to another person namely Miss Melissa Dixon, by means of deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully entered in remained in the dwelling of Marco Cortes. Bond on this case was set for $15,000.

 

 

 

Travis E. LayTravis E. LayTravis Lay, 21 of Louisa, Ky. Was indicted on POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (class D felony) OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL/DRUGS FIRST OFFENSE WITHIN 5 YEARS (class A misdemeanor) FAILURE TO WEAR SEATBELTS, FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD AND NO OPERATORS.

The grand jury charges that on or before April 21, 2017,

1. the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, methamphetamine
2. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other substances that impair a drivers ability to operate that motor vehicle.
3. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully being in a motor vehicle without the proper seatbelt being used as defined in KRS 189.125
4. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully operated a motor vehicle without a copy of the required insurance card
5. The defendant failed to provide an operators License

 

 

 

 

Luke DingessLuke DingessLuke Dingess, 30 of Fort Gay, WV. Was indicted on POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (class D felony), USE/POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (class A misdemeanor) and OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL/DRUGS (class A misdemeanor).

The grand jury charges that on or before May 26, 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, methamphetamine, the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed 4 syringes, the defendant and knowingly and unlawfully operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, (first offense within five years) by operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of substances that impair a drivers ability to operate a motor vehicle.

 

 

 

Randall BowenRandall BowenRandall S. Bowen, 24 of Louisa, Ky. Was indicted on POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (class D felony)

The grand jury charges on or before May 22, 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a schedule II controlled substance, hydrocodone.

 

 

 

 

 

Christina CollinsChristina CollinsChristina Collins, 32 of Louisa, Ky. Was indicted on POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (class D felony)

The grand jury charges on or before February 25, 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed methamphetamine.

 

 

 

 

 

Freda DavisFreda DavisFreda F. Davis, 36 of Prichard, WV. Was indicted on BURGLARY IN THE THIRD DEGREE (class D felony) TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE (class D felony) POSSESSION Of A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE SECOND DEGREE (class A misdemeanor) USE/POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (class A misdemeanor) THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING UNDER $500 (class A misdemeanor) and POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (class B misdemeanor)

The Grand jury charges that on May 27th 2017 the defendant

1. Knowingly and Unlawfully entered and remained in a building, a Walmart located in Lawrence County, Kentucky with the intent to commit a crime, namely theft.
2. Knowingly and unlawfully destroyed, concealed or altered any physical evidence that she believed would be used against her in an official proceeding.
3. Knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, Suboxone.
4. Knowingly and unlawfully possessing a syringe.
5. Knowingly and unlawfully taking clothing merchandise from the Walmart located in Lawrence County, Kentucky.
6. Knowingly and unlawfully possessed marijuana.

 

 

 

Rachell D. PeppersRachell D. PeppersRachell D. Peppers, 31 of Ashland, KY. Was indicted on BURGLARY IN THE THIRD DEGREE (class D felony) PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER 1st DEGREE (an enhancement)

The Grand Jury charges that on or about May 27, 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully entered and remained in a building owned by Walmart of Louisa, KY. with the intent to commit the crime of theft, having been charged in the instant indictment, the defendant is now charged as a persistent felony offender in the 1st for the reason that the defendant was previously convicted of two prior felonies at the age of at least 18.

 

 

 

Derick DelkDerick DelkDerick S. Delk, 39 of Lebannon, KY. Was indicted on RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER $10,000 ( class D felony), POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE, COMPLICITY (class D felony), PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE (an enhancement) and POSSESSION/USE OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, COMPLICITY (class A misdemeanor)

The grand jury charges that on or before April 13, 2017 the above named defendant

1. Acting alone or in complicity with Roger Barnes Junior committed the offense by knowingly and unlawfully possessing a 2016 homestead brand 14” x 7” trailer stolen from D & D Data Company out of Frankfort, KY. With a value of $3800.
2. The defendant acting alone or in complicity with Robert Barnes, knowingly and unlawfully possessed a 2008 Polaris brand side-by-side ATV stolen from Mr. Matthew Rumpke from Louisville Kentucky with a value of $5000.
3. The defendant acting alone or in complicity with Roger Barnes knowingly and unlawfully possessed $750 worth of sheet metal tools and numerous hand tools stolen from Mr. Ronald Heller of Louisville KY.
4. The defendant acting alone or in complicity with Robert Barnes Jr. knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, methamphetamine .
5. Having been charged in the instant indictment the above, the defendant is now being charged as a persistent felony offender for having previously been convicted of two prior felonies.
6. The defendant acting alone or in complicity with Roger Barnes Jr. knowingly and unlawfully possessed an altered pipe containing chemical residue.

 

 

 

Roger Barnes JrRoger Barnes JrRoger Barnes Jr., 32 of Taylorsville, Ky. Was indicted on RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER $10,000 (class D felony) POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE/ COMPLICITY (class D felony) and POSSESSION/USE OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/COMPLICITY (class A misdemeanor)

The grand jury charges that on or before April 13, 2017

1. the defendant acting alone or in complicity with Derick Delk knowingly and unlawfully was in possession of a 2016 homestead brand 14 x 7 trailer stolen from D & D Data company out of Frankfort, Kentucky with a value of $3800.
2. the defendant acting alone or in complicity with Derick Delk knowingly and unlawfully it was in possession of a 2008 Polaris brand side-by-side ATV stolen from Mr. Matthew Rumpke from Louisville Kentucky with a value of $5000.
3. The defendant acting alone or in complicity with Derick Delk knowingly and unlawfully possessed $750 worth of sheet metal’s tools and numerous hand tools stolen from Mr. Ronald Heller of Louisville Kentucky.
4. The defendant acting alone or in complicity with Mr. Delk knowingly and unlawfully possessing methamphetamine.
5. The defendant acting alone or in complicity with Mr. Delk knowingly and unlawfully possessed and altered pipe containing chemical residue.

 

 

 


Gary H. CochranGary H. CochranGary Haven Mills Cochran Jr., 50 of Auxier, KY. Was indicted on THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OVER $500. (Class D felony) and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE (an enhancement)

The Grand jury charges that on March 5, 2017 the defendant acting alone or in complicity with Joann Kimble knowingly and unlawfully taking a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier valued at $1000, stolen from Timothy Young of Louisa Kentucky, having been charged in the instant indictment the defendant is now being charged as a Persistent Felony Offender.

 

 

 

Joan C. KimbleJoan C. KimbleJoann Kimble, 26, (address not given) was indicted on THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OVER $500.00 (class D felony)

The grand jury charges that on march 5, 2017 the defendant acting alone or in complicity with Gary Haven Mills Cochran Jr. committed knowingly and unlawfully taking a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier valued at $1000 stolen from timothy Young of Louisa Kentucky.

 

 

 

Joel D. StevensJoel D. StevensJoel Stevens, 59 of Louisa, KY. Was indicted on DRIVING DUI SUSPENDED 3rd OFFENSE (aggravating circumstances) (class D felony), OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS/ALCOHOL, 3rd OFFENSE WITHIN 5 YEAR (class A misdemeanor), POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE (a violation) and NO INSURANCE (class B misdemeanor).

The grand jury charges that on or before June 15, 2017 The defendant knowingly and unlawfully operated a motor vehicle while impaired, his license was suspended for violation, the defendant operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or substances that impair a driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle with at least two prior convictions within five years, the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed an open container of alcohol in the motor vehicle he was operating, The defendant failed to provide or maintain an insurance card.

 

 

 

John Evans copyJohn Evans copyJohn Wallace Evans, 60 of Louisa, KY. Was indicted on POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON ( class D felony)

The grand jury charges that on or before June 25, 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a 20 gauge shotgun after having been previously convicted of a felony.

 

A Grand Jury indictment is not proof of guilt or innocence. 

 

 

 

 

The Louisa City Council met Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at City Hall. Those in attendance were Mayor Harold Slone, Mitch Castle Member, Ron Cordle Member, Matt Brown Member, Lisa Schaeffer Member, Tom Parsons Member, John Nolan Member, Jason Helton Water and Sewer Clerk and Eldred Adams City Attorney.

 

The meeting was called to order after the opening pledge and prayer.

*  Approve minutes for July 11, 2017. - Motion by John Nolan, second by Lisa Schaeffer, all in agreement.

*  Motion by Ron Cordle, second by Mitch Castle to approve the 2016-2017 Budget adjustments. All revenue and expenditures are tracked daily.

LVFD Assistant Chief Jeff Kinser at city council meetingLVFD Assistant Chief Jeff Kinser at city council meeting

*  The bid for the Louisa Fire Department replacement of air packs went to DILS Fire and Safety of Huntington, WV for $128,524.92.

"This amount is less than the grant the Fire Department received," Assistant chief, Jeff Kinser said.  "The air packs are MSA brand with a 15 year warranty."

Motion by John Nolan, second by Ron Cordle to accept the bid. All were in agreement.

*  The bids for the new city buildings which include a salt shed and an equipment building were opened and read. The Council tabled the item because all of the bids were above the estimates given when the specifications were obtained for the buildings.

The lowest bid received was from Rose Roofing and Carpentry which was $22,000 for the salt shed (30x40) and $58,000 for the equipment building. The Mayor said he will check with the company that gave the estimate and communicate that to the Council.

*  The Council voted to approve the Drinking Water Project which replaces the oldest water lines in the city to include Boone, Pike, Lackey, Rice and Pocahontas.

The KIA loan was applied for over a year ago but the city decided not to do another huge project in addition to the Water/Sewer Rehab Project. The loan was $834,000 of which 50% would be forgiven leaving the City to repay $417,000 at 1.25% interest over a 30 yr term.

This project was approved last week by the Utility Board. Motion by Ron Cordle, second by Tom Parsons to approve this project. All were in agreement.

*  Motion by Tom Parsons, second by Matt Brown to approve Grant Source Professionals to assist again this year with the grant application for the Fire Department 2017.

*  A discussion took place about allowing the KY TrailTown Group, headed by Cathi Kise Wells, use of an office space within the Louisa Community Center. Louisa /Lawrence County is excited about applying for Trail Town Certification, Mayor Slone said.

*  Eldred Adams explained new liquor laws to those present.  

"As of 8-29-17 Kentucky Liquor Laws will change. The new law could possibly allow local city councils to approve or prohibit the sale of alcohol, by the drink only. Also, the 50% Food Consumption Rule no longer applies."

The City Council voted to prohibit the sale of alcohol by the drink (as in a bar or nightclub). Motion by Mitch Castle, second by Lisa Schaeffer. All were in agreement. The City's Ordinance will be amended and brought forth at next month's meeting.

*  Adams also updated the Council on the Deed prepared for the 167 sewer easements acquired by the city from the county. Motion by Ron Cordle, second by Matt Brown. All were in agreement.

The Council then went into Executive Session to review actual litigation and the purchase of real property. Upon return, Adams said that the Council had given him instruction on how to proceed with the possible real estate purchase.

The meeting was then adjourned.