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May 21, 2018

The 'mortar boards' went flying when dismissal was declared last Friday.The 'mortar boards' went flying when dismissal was declared last Friday.

LOUISA, KY. -- On Friday evening 143 young men and women said good-bye to 12 years of Lawrence County Schools in a grand ceremony and in front of the usual packed house at LCHS.

After the L.C. Band played Pomp and Circumstance, Supt. Dr. Rob Fletcher welcomed everyone to the bittersweet ceremony especially for family and friends of the graduates.

"The Lawrence County Senior Class of 2018 has been a part of some great accomplishments their four years. They have seen high levels of success in the classroom and in the athletic arena," Fletcher said. "They are leaving some large Bulldog paw prints to fill."

"Their high school careers were punctuated by a great graduation ceremony hosted by Mrs. Moore and her staff," Fletcher added.

LCHS Principal Christy Moore introduced the guest speaker for the event, Lawrence County's very own, Miss Jenna Blair Kelly.

Jenna Kelly is a 2008 Lawrence County graduate and went on to graduate from the University of Louisville with a bachelor's in communication. Even though she began as a small town girl, she is now a model and actress that resides in New York.

 

 

 

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LCHS principal Christy Moore introduces guest speaker Jenna Kelly at graduation Friday night.LCHS principal Christy Moore introduces guest speaker Jenna Kelly at graduation Friday night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenna has been featured in two films alongside Bruce Willis, (Precious Cargo, and Acts of Violence) and for the past decade, she has modeled internationally with brands such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Maybelline, Sam Edelman, Target, Macy's and more.

It's apparent the girl from a small town has made it, she has made her dreams come true.

That was exactly what she encouraged each and every person in that gymnasium to know. "Dreams that seem impossible are obtainable with hard work and dedication, no matter where you're from."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Luck Lawrence County High School Class of 2018!

 

 

May 18, 2018

SIX METH TRAFFICKERS NABBED IN PAST TWO DAYS

LOUISA/FT. GAY -- Over the past 2 days three drug suspects were arrested in Louisa by Louisa PD and Chief Greg Fugitt for active warrants issued by the WCSD Drug Enforcement Unit. All suspects are charged in separate Crystal Methamphetamine cases.

The US Marshals Cuffed Task Force assisted on locating the suspects.

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Jason Meadows is charged with Possession with intent to deliver, Conspiracy, and Pseudoephedrine Altered.

Bobby Mays is charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver and Pseudoephedrine Altered.

Sarah Hylton is charged with Pseudoephedrine Altered.

Wayne Co. Sheriff Rick Thompson stated this being a border county - state, that he appreciates the hard work and cooperation of law enforcement from other jurisdictions.

 

May 17, 2018

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LOUISA, Ky. -- On May 16, 2018 the Louisa Police Department was requested, along with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, to assist Ky. Probation and Parole with a home visit on Powhatten Street for a parolee that did not comply with their conditions, due to there being multiple people seen at the residence.

BUSTED IN LOUISA, L to R April Harper, 34, Shannon Jude, 41,  Frank Spears, 34 and Chris RatliffBUSTED IN LOUISA, L to R April Harper, 34, Shannon Jude, 41, Frank Spears, 34 and Chris Ratliff

 

Upon arriving at the residence, officers encountered two males in the driveway who were found to be in possession of a crystallized substance believed to be Methamphetamine. One of the males was found to have a set of digital scales and cash on him which led officers to believe they were involved in the trafficking of Methamphetamine.

Other items of drug paraphernalia were located in the residence at that area commonly used in drug trafficking along with more of the crystallized substance. A narcotics field test was performed on a small sample of the crystallized substance that showed positive for Methamphetamine.

The following individuals were arrested:

April A. Harper of Louisa was arrested by Sgt. Steven Wilburn and charged with complicity to Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Harper was also charged with a parole violation by the Probation and Parole Officer.

Shannon L. Jude of Louisa was arrested by Sgt. Steven Wilburn and charged with Complicity to Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana.

Frank D. Spears of Louisa was arrested by Sgt. Chuck Jackson LCSO and charged with Complicity to Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine.

Christopher Ratliff also of Louisa was arrested by Sgt. Chuck Jackson LCSO and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Earlier in the day Sgt. Steven Wilburn and Chief Greg Fugitt arrested Jason D. Meadows from a vehicle in front of the residence. Meadows was wanted in the State of West Virginia for Drug Trafficking charges.

“Officers have been watching this residence for some time after receiving numerous complaints of heavy traffic,”  LPD Chief Greg Fugitt said.

Chief Fugitt advised that if you have any information of drug trafficking in Louisa or around Louisa please contact us at 606-638-4058.

All suspects were lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

 

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