Hello All, Just wanted everyone to be notified of the public meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 15th at 6 p.m. This meeting is set to discuss the Heavy Weight Trucks Ordinance. We would like for all interested parties to attend this open discussion. Thanks, John OsborneLawrence County Judge-Executive
KSP Releases ‘KSP TV’ Episode Highlighting Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 (FRANKFORT, KY.) - Kentucky State Police (KSP) released the fourth episode of ‘KSP TV’ today highlighting the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer says the newest episode of KSP TV is available on the agency YouTube station and will start appearing on public access stations across the state. “This episode details the history of the Commercial Vehicle Division and provides an insiders’ look at what goes on during scale house operations,” says Brewer. “Traffic safety is paramount to our agency and this division plays an intricate part of that effort.” KSP TV consists of short films in documentary style format that highlight the inner workings of the agency, giving the public an opportunity at a unique look inside of the agency. To view KSP TV, you can follow this electronic link http://www.youtube.com/user/kentuckystatepolice?feature=mhee . For more information about Kentucky State Police social media sites please contact the Public Affairs Branch at (502) 782-1780.
KSP Public Affairs Officer Michael Murriell supplied the information on commercial vehicle news
With the start of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) this week, Attorney General Jack Conway and Community Action Kentucky warn consumers seeking heating assistance to be leery of scam artists."Many consumers seeking home heating assistance are elderly or vulnerable citizens who are at high risk for scams," Conway said in a news release. "I want to make sure Kentuckians who need a helping hand this winter don't fall victim to scam artists seeking to profit from the suffering of others."The LIHEAP Subsidy component began Nov. 5 and will run through Dec. 14. During this time, CAK's 23 Community Action Agencies will take applications for low-income households in need of home heating assistance."It is important to note that LIHEAP is operated solely by Kentucky's Community Action Agencies and that applications for home heating assistance are only accepted at local CAA offices or designated sites in each county," Rob Jones, executive director of Community Action Kentucky, said. "If you are solicited by phone or email to participate in LIHEAP for a fee or by providing personal financial information, it is a scam."To further protect Kentucky's low-income and vulnerable citizens, Community Action Kentucky and Conway are distributing informational posters to Community Action Agencies listing some of the most common scams, including:Calls from debt collectors. If you are uncertain about whether you owe a debt ask for proof of the debt in writing. Do not provide personal information. If callers harass you by phone, send a written notice that they stop calling you. Report abuse to Attorney General's Office.-Automated calls from "Cardholder Services" claiming to reduce your credit card interest rate. Beware, these calls are an attempt to enroll you in a debt consolidation service for a fee. If you need credit counseling, seek advice through a non-profit credit counseling organization. Call the National Foundation for Credit Counseling at 800-388-2227 for help.-Calls from Sweepstakes or lotteries. If callers ask for money up front to pay "fees or taxes," it is illegal. If you are sent a check, beware, the check is fake and the bank will hold you responsible. If you wire money to the "promoter," your money is gone! All foreign sweepstakes and lotteries are illegal.-Calls from the "876" area code. This is a Jamaican area code. Many scams come from this area. Also, beware that scammers can "spoof" the number from which they are calling and "trick" your caller ID. Calls may appear to be from a local source, but they are actually from out of the country.To protect against fraud, report scams to the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-888-432-9257 and to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-382-4357.
Kentucky Press News Service
Lawrence County Sheriff's arrest report
Nov. 5, 2012
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reported five arrests over the past week. Among those arrested was a 53 year old woman from Inez who was arrested on assault charges.
According to the police report, Janet Davis was arrested October 31 after deputies responded to Tad More Road on a 911 call. The caller, Steve Moore, said Davis was out of control and violent. When police arrived they found Davis throwing objects that belonged to Moore and breaking them. Davis, who was naked, ran to the bathroom and refused to come out. After some time she agreed to come out and get dressed. Deputies reported that after getting dressed she was combative and swinging at Moore and officers and was refusing to leave the premises. Moore suffered scratches and marks on his shoulder and neck area. After being placed under arrest, Davis again became combative and uncooperative and was kicking the windows and glass divider in the police cruiser. Police said she had been drinking liquor prior to the incident. She was charged with fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest and third degree criminal mischief.Josh Ferguson, 22, of Blaine was arrested November 2 and charged with domestic violence/duties of law enforcement after police responded to south highway 201 on a call from Ferguson's mother Tina who said her son was trying to kick in her door.
According to the arrest report, the mother advised her son was yelling and cursing at her while trying to get in the home. While in the home he busted several items and beat a frying pan on the counter saying he would beat his mother's head. The mother told police she was afraid for her health and safety and that Ferguson has a history of violence. Police placed him under arrest and removed him from the home.Kenneth Fitch, 39, of Blaine was arrested November 3 and charged with first offense DUI after deputies received a call of a collision on US 23 and KY 581. When they arrived the driver, Fitch, said he was driving from Ashland. Police noticed the smell of alcohol on him he seemed confused. Fitch had hit the center divider of the highway. After failing a field sobriety test he was placed under arrest.Cody Thompson, 21, of Fort Gay, W.Va. was arrested November 4 after deputies received a call about a suspicious vehicle parked at the Louisa Church of God on the Point Section. When deputies arrived they found four people in the vehicle. One of them threw something out the window as deputies pulled in to the parking lot which was later determined to be a marijuana joint. When Thompson rolled down the window, deputies said the vehicle smelled like burning marijuana. They also located rolling papers in the glove box. Accompanying Thompson were three female juveniles, two ages 15 and also a 14 year old, Two of which said they were smoking it, too. Thompson was arrested and charged with three counts of unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.Corey Ryland, 32, of Louisa was arrested November 3 and served a bench warrant on a violation of withholding orders issued for child support.
All were lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.
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