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LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST JULY 15 - 21, 2016

 

From 12:01 A.M. July 15, 2016 to 11:59 P.M. July 21, 2016; 98 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of the 98 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in the nine day period of July 15 thru July 21, 11 arrests were from Lawrence County.

The number of people booked each day from July 15 thru July 21 at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville was as the following: FRIDAY - JULY 15: 23, SATURDAY - JULY 16: 13, SUNDAY - JULY 17: 7, MONDAY - JULY 18: 8, TUESDAY - JULY-19: 17, WEDNESDAY - JULY 20: 13, THURSDAY - JULY 21: 17.

Brian ThompsonBrian Thompson, 43, of Louisa, was arrested July 15, 2016 at 9:25 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY).



Brian A. BowenBryan A. Bowen, 23, of Louisa, was arrested July 16, 2016 at 3:04 P.M., by sergeant Ed Cordle of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

Roger BlackburnRoger Blackburn, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on July 17, 2016 at 2:00 A.M., by Lawrence County constable Paul Wells, and was charged with: • OPERATING ATV ON ROADWAY, • RECKLESS DRIVING.



Amber JusticeAmber Justice, 31, of Huntington, West Virginia; was arrested on July 17, 2016 at 11:55 P.M., by deputy Dwayne Bowen of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE).

Fred McConnellFred A. McConnell, 39, of Chesapeake, Ohio; was arrested on July 17, 2016 at 11:55 P.M., by Lawrence County constable Paul Wells, and was charged with: • ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE).

Edrick BallEdric Ball, 27, of Kermit, West Virginia ,was arrested July 19, 2016 at 2:03 A.M., by patrolman officer Julius Musick of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY).


Shawn A. FitzpatrickShawn A. Fitzpatrick, 31, of Louisa, was arrested on July 19, 2016 at 2:48 P.M., by deputy Dave Wallen of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING TWO BENCH WARRANTS FOR COURT.



Angela N. SmithAngela N. Smith, 27, of Louisa, was arrested on July 20, 2016 at 5:40 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:
• PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE(EXCLUDES ALCOHOL), • FUGITIVE FROM ANOTHER STATE - WARRANT REQUIRED.



Arthur StevensArthur Stevens, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on July 21, 2016 at 12:40 A.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:
• ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY.



Nathaniel F. HoustonNathaniel F. Houston, 21, of Louisa, was arrested July 21, 2016 at 4:52 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT-FAILURE TO RENDER AID OR ASSISTANCE, • FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE, • IMPROPER REGISTRATION PLATE, • NO REGISTRATION PLATES, • INSTRUCTIONAL PERMIT VIOLATIONS.



Wilma ShaddWilma Shadd, 64, of Harts, West Virginia; was arrested on July 21, 2016 at 8:10 P.M., by deputy Dwayne Bowen of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (<20 D.U. DRUG UNSPECIFIED SCHEDULE 3),• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST

Tina Jackson appointed to national council on disabilities

Overcoming one obstacle after another and inspiring many along the way, Tina Jackson, a disability rights advocate from Louisa, has been inducted into the Self-Advocate Leadership Circle of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities. 

Tina Jackson, a disability rights advocate from Louisa, has been inducted into the Self-Advocate Leadership Circle of the National Association of Councils on Developmental DisabilitiesAt 18 months old, Jackson was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and has overcome adversity with her determination that everyone deserves equality. She is an active advocate for herself and others throughout the state of Kentucky. The Self-Advocate Leadership Circle was established in 2014 to recognize those, such as Jackson, who show hard work and commitment to speak up for their rights and the rights of others with disabilities. Jackson was awarded this honor on June 16 at the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities' annual conference in Washington, D.C.

"I am extremely humbled and I know more people do what I have done," Jackson, who cannot physically speak, said via text message to the Bowling Green Daily News. "I was born with a lot of life challenges and a lot of highs and lows. This induction makes me feel that the work I have done to overcome my challenges has mattered and been recognized and may help others not to give up."

In previous years, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities sent applications to all 56 developmental disabilities councils asking if they were interested in submitting their top self-advocate for the Outstanding Self-Advocate Leader of the Year Award. Donna Meltzer, CEO of NAACD, said that they started the Self-Advocate Leadership Circle when they began receiving so many wonderful applicants for the award and wanted those people directly involved in their organization.

"We recognized that there was a wonderful group of people out there," Meltzer said. "As a national organization that is all about promoting the full inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we believe very strongly in the fact that people with disabilities should be a part of everything that we do."

Meltzer said there is no one particular set of responsibilities the members of the circle have, but what they have is an expectation to use their voice and better the organization. The circle was created to be an integrated part of the organization, not separate. Several members have served on the board of directors, the district planning committee and the annual conference planning committee. All members collaborated to work on a handbook called "The Art of Impact," a reference for self-advocates, new and experienced. Meltzer said she looks forward to working with Jackson.

"I have every belief that if she was submitted by her council and all the great folks there who work with her, that she’ll be an outstanding advocate for us and a real asset to everything that we do," Meltzer said.

For four years, Jackson served as a member of the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities, a group of 16 governor-appointed members. This council is composed of individuals with disabilities, family members of those with disabilities and representatives from major Kentucky agencies that serve people with disabilities. Jackson resigned from the council in 2014 to become site manager of the community initiative. Marylee Underwood, executive director of the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities, said Jackson is a creative and dedicated leader.

"She has worked tirelessly for decades and has rarely been given recognition," Underwood said. "She’s not the type of person who really seeks recognition, so it was really a pleasure to see that people were recognizing the value of her work."

In the 1980s and '90s, Jackson worked in the fields of social work and medical records. It was during this time, her physical condition became worse due to a series of seizures and strokes. For the past 30 years of her life, she has experienced tube feedings, the inability to physically speak and increasing visual issues. 

Problems with eating and drinking brought about the invention of, a now patented, assistive device called The Jackson PEG Tube Stand, created by her husband, Mark Jackson. She now sells the device to assist others in regaining independence after having a percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy feeding tube put in place. Jackson said all she does could not be possible without the love and support of her husband. 

"We work together and do for each other, but he has paid the higher price for my activism," Jackson said. "Giving up his work to be with me. He has been and will be an essential part of everything I do."

Through this next chapter as a member of the leadership circle and all of her activism, Jackson said it is important to her to be visible in the disabled community, especially to young people.

"I remember growing up and not seeing elderly disabled out being involved in the community," Jackson said. "Now that I am 60, I want to be able to be that person young people can see as active and involved, even with my many limitations.”

Equality for everyone is important to Jackson, who has been active in women's rights and racial equality as well. She said it's important for every single person to speak up on equality, social justice and inclusion. One topic she said her energy will be directed toward is cuts to home care for the disabled.

"I am concerned about inclusion in our society," Jackson said. "I am concerned about our country's government and the proposed changes in care for the disabled. We have made many positive changes with the registry of caregivers and the ABLE Act, but much is left to do."

By Hunter Frint
Bowling Green Daily News

LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST JULY 6 - 14, 2016

  

From 12:01 A.M. July 6, 2016 to 11:59 P.M. July 14, 2016; 115 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of the 115 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in the nine day period of July 6 thru July 14, FIFTEEN arrests were from Lawrence County. 

The number of people booked each day from July 1 thru July 5 at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville was as the following: WEDNESDAY-JULY 6: 16, THURSDAY-JULY 7: 9, FRIDAY-JULY 8: 25, SATURDAY-JULY 9: 5, SUNDAY-JULY 10: 10. MONDAY-JULY 11: 10, TUESDAY-JULY-12: 9, WEDNESDAY-JULY 13: 20, THURSDAY-JULY 14: 11.

THOSE ARRESTED INCLUDE:

Bobby JordanBobby Jordan, 62, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested on July 6, 2016 at 6:04 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SEXUAL ABUSE - 3RD DEGREE.

 

 

 

iCharles D. PerkinsCharles D. Perkins, 30, of Louisa, was arrested July 7, 2016 at 7:18 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY); for a warrant for indictment on organized crime charges out of Pike County, Kentucky.

 

 

 Jessica HolderJessica Holder, 26, was arrested July 7, 2016 at 9:51 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

Bethla StumpBethla F. Stump, 34, was arrested July 7, 2016 at 9:58 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

Shannon PenningtonShannon W. Pennington, 44, of Painstsville, Kentucky; was arrested on July 8, 2016 at 9:00 A.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • DRIVING DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE - 2ND OFFENSE.

 

 

Ian K. VahhornIan K. Vanhorn, 24, of Martha, Kentucky; turned himself in July 8, 2016 at 5:39 P.M., to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department to serve a jail sentence with: CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

Travis M. DingessTravis M. Dingess, 44, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on July 8, 2016 at 1:32 P.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:  • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

James Z. HowardJames Z. Howard, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on July 12, 2016 at 5:40 P.M. by officer Billy Slone of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with: • PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR FELONY OFFENSE).

 

 

 

 

Cole MayCole Frederick May, 32, of Martha, Kentucky; turned himself in July 13, 2016 at 12:13 P.M., to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department to serve a jail sentence with: CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

9. Bryan A. BowenBryan A. Bowen,  23, was arrested July 13, 2016 at 3:15 P.M., by sergeant Ed Cordle of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION BICYCLES UNDER/$500, • CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON.

Willian R. HolderWilliam Robert Holder, 26, was arrested July 13, 2016 at 6:07 P.M., by patrolman officer Steve Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

Larry Gene RatliffLarry Gene Ratliff, 54, was arrested July 13, 2016 at 8:24 P.M., by patrolman officer Steve Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

Christopher A. CaldwellChristopher A. Caldwell, 42, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on July 14, 2016 at 10:40 A.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • KNOW FRAUDULENTLY USE ID CARD OR ELECTRONIC CODE FOR BENEFITS.

 

 

 

 

Todd FirtzpatrickTodd Fitzpatrick, 21, of Louisa, as arrested July 14, 2016 at 6:15 P.M., by patrolman officer Steve Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING TWO BENCH WARRANTS FOR COURT.

 

 

 

Jason MaynardJason Maynard, 23, of Louisa, as arrested July 14, 2016 at 7:21 P.M., by patrolman officer Steve Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: CHARGES UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

Popular Blaine resident killed while working on vehicle

Josh Ferguson  died when a vehicle he was working on fell on him crushing him and killing him instantly Saturday.

 

WEBBVILLE, Ky. -- A local man was killed after a vehicle that he was working on accidentally fell on him near Webbville Saturday morning at around 8:00 A.M.

According to a release, Ferguson was trapped underneath the car and was pronounced dead on the scene due to the injuries he sustained. 

Josh was a resident of Blaine, Kentucky all of his life and was the son of David Michael & Tina Ferguson.

He worked as a mechanic at Louisa Tire & Auto. The entire community is mourning the loss of this young man and prayers continue to pour out as the news spreads. 

The accident is being investigated by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department. 

See funeral arrangements on Lazer Funeral Notices section HERE.

City has $25,000 in delinquent tax bills due, second notice to be sent...

 Council member Ron Cordle and Mayor Harold Slone. Cordle downplayed the importance of a curfew at City Park in Tuesday night's council meeting saying he wants to take care of it with as little "impact" as possible.

LOUISA, Ky. -- The July meeting of the Louisa City Council covered very little new business, but included some productive discussion concerning various issues. 

The meeting began with approval and discussion of old business, including the second reading of the Ordinance to Establish the Meeting Date and time for the Louisa Public Utilities Board.

For New Business, the City approved the Adoption of the Updated FIVCO hazard mitigation plan, which Mayor Slone explained, the city must have one on file to be eligible for FEMA assistance in the event of a disaster. 

Discussion was made on the issue of delinquent city property tax. City Clerk, Kathy Compton,  provided details of the City’s outstanding unpaid tax bills. Totals for the past 2 tax years were nearly $25,000 in unpaid taxes. 

Lengthy discussion of the delinquent tax issue was determined that a delinquent tax letter be sent as a first step, as Council and Compton estimate that a large amount of the outstanding amounts were just overlooked and could be paid with a reminder.

The city will take further enforcement action as necessary pending results of the delinquency letters. 

Council also discussed the fact that some residents of Lock avenue near Lockview Park are complaining of park patrons being in the park at late hours of the night causing an alleged noise problem, mostly basketballs bouncing and some yelling and fighting. 

Council Member Ronald Cordle said “ I think we need to try to address this issue with less impact as possible.” 

Police Chief Greg Fugitt, advised that "most of the late hour patrons of the Park are there to use the free wifi from the pool and charge their phones at the shelter". 

A park closing time was discussed, which would require an ordinance.

However, as a first step it was determined that the lights and power at the park shelter and city pool wifi would be shut off at a specified time. 

"Council discussed the issue and agreed that we turn off electric at all shelters and Internet from the pool by timer from 12:00am - 8am during the summer Memorial Day to Labor Day,  and 10:00pm-9:00am in winter months," Mayor Slone said. " The new park sign going up soon will have the hours of operation and rules of conduct on it."

Slone said the council hopes these steps will make the park less desirable to stay there into the early hours of the morning. Council will re-assess the issue at a later date to determine if further action is needed. 

Mayor Slone also discussed some street issues that the city needs to address at some point, Including severe flooding on Grant St. as well as a cave-in on Pike Street, near the intersection of Rice St.

Slone said city maintenance workers think they can redo the drainage system on Grant St., using city employees and resources, which would cost significantly less than hiring an outside contractor.

However, he also advised that the Pike Street cave-in, was on a scale too large for the equipment the city owns, and would likely need to be contracted out.