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SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

 

Floyd, Lawrence projects approved for county road aid funds from KYTC

The Floyd and Lawrence County fiscal courts will receive money from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s County Road Aid Emergency fund for a bridge repair project in Floyd County and slide repair work in Lawrence County.

Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock announced the two projects as follows:

 * Floyd County: $8,000.00 for bridge repairs on Samons Branch Road (CR 1003) over Arkansas Creek.

* Lawrence County: $65,400.00 for slip/slide repairs on CR 1312, Little Cat Fork Road.

“These emergency funds are being used to repair roadways and to improve safety and mobility in Floyd and Lawrence counties,” said Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock. “These projects are examples of the cabinet’s commitment to providing a solid infrastructure in Eastern Kentucky and all across the commonwealth.”

The fiscal courts in the respective counties are responsible for administering the work.

 SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

LOUISA POLICE DEPT.

ARREST LOG

AUGUST, 2015 

1

8/4/15

Arnold, Joe

Louisa

M

W

32

 

A.I.

2

8/5/15

Vincell, Shirley

Louisa

F

W

27

 

Public Intox, Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Trespass 3rd

Wallace St

3

8/8/15

Mccoy, Billy

Louisa

M

W

   

Bench Warrant

Speedway

4

8/8/15

Davis, Helen

Louisa

F

W

58

 

Alch Intox., Resisting arrest

Lock St

5

8/10/15

Hensley, Terry

Louisa

M

W

41

 

Assault 4th, Criminal Mischief, Alch intox

Powhatten

6

8/11/15

Workman, Richard

Louisa

M

W

65

 

DUI 1st, Open Container, Failure to yeild, Failure to signal, no seatbelts

2565

7

8/12/15

Johnson, Donnie

Louisa

M

W

37

 

DUI 1st, CCDW, Assualt 4th, Open container

Public Way

8

8/12/15

Whitt, Alisha

Lousia

F

W

30

 

Alch Intox, Drug Para, Poss Cont Sub 1st, 3rd, Improper container

Public Way

9

8/13/15

Sizemore,Gary

Louisa

M

W

50

 

Bench Warrant

Adams St

10

8/13/15

Ritchie, Patty

Louisa

F

W

54

 

Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place

Lock Ave.

11

8/14/15

Jude, Shannon L

Louisa

M

W

38

 

Indictment

Lock Ave.

12

8/18//15

Ross,Bobby L

Louisa

M

W

26

 

Lawrence County Bench Warrant

Main Cross

13

8/20/15

Chapman, Ronnie L

Louisa

M

W

55

 

AI, Disorderly Conduct

Lock Ave.

14

8/20/15

Ritchie, Patty

Louisa

F

W

54

 

AI, Disorderly Conduct

Lock Ave.

15

8/23/15

Collins, Shelly

Louisa

F

W

27

 

Lawrence County Indictment, Johnson co. Bench Warrant

Pike St.

16

8/26/15

Marcum, Carl

Fort Gay

M

W

27

 

KY EPO/DVO Violation

Lock Ave.

17

8/27/15

Collins, Christina

Louisa

F

W

29

 

Lawrence County Bench Warrant

Lackey Ave.

18

8/27/15

Vincell, Shirley

Louisa

F

W

27

 

Lawrence County Bench Warrant

Pearl St.

19

8/28/15

Totten, Kevin A.

Louisa

M

W

39

 

2X Burglary 2nd, CCDW, Poss Handgun by Felon, No Seat Belt

Madsion

20

8/29/15

Cox, Jody C

Huntington

M

B

   

Served Bench Warrant

Fallscreek

 

September 2, 2015

FT. GAY MAN FLED FROM SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES WHILE BEING PROCESSED

Ryan C Powers On September 1st, 2015 Ryan C Powers, 33 of Fort Gay, WV was arrested for
Driving on DUI Suspended License, Fugitive from Justice from the State of
West Virginia for a parole violation on an original charge of Receiving Stolen Property and a bench warrant.

After being transported to the Sheriff's Office and while being processed, Powers fled from the deputies.

Powers is now facing an escape charge for fleeing as well as the other charges he was facing. Sheriff Garrett asked for anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ryan Powers to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.

Ryan Powers has been located and arrested. Thank you to everyone that got the word out.

 

Chief Deputy Mark Wheeler
Lawrence County Sheriff's Office
310 East Main Street
Louisa, KY 41230
Phone - 606-638-4368
Fax ----606-638-1316
www.lawrencecokysheriff.com

SEPTEMBER 7, 2015

Louisa City Council

Agenda

TUESDAY, September 8, 2015

7:00 PM

Louisa City Hall

 

  1. Call to order.
  2. Pledge of allegiance and Prayer.
  3. Mayor comments. 
  4. Approve minutes for August 11, 2015.
  5. Jim Bryant, City of Louisa Audit FY 2013-2014.
  6. Council comments.
  7. Audience comments.
  8. Executive Session.                                                                    
  9. Adjourn.

Date: 08-28-2015

Gay couple turned away 3rd time by Rowan clerk

 James Yates and William Smith Jr., a couple of nearly 10 years, left the Rowan County Courthouse on Thursday frustrated and angry after being denied a marriage license for the third time since the U.S. Supreme Court voted to force the Ky. government to accept same sex marriage earlier this summer.

MOREHEAD, Ky. - James Yates and William Smith Jr., a couple of nearly 10 years, left the Rowan County Courthouse on Thursday frustrated and angry after clerks refused them a marriage license for a third time in recent weeks.

But the pair promised to return.

"It's just making us want to press more," Yates said. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis “can’t get away with this because it will open the door for so many other rights to be just thrown away.”

Yates and Smith are among a handful of gay and straight couples who are still battling for marriage licenses in Rowan County two months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a constitutional right.

Rowan Co. Clerk Kim Davis has so far stood up to federal and state officials in her refusal to process same sex marriages because of her personal beliefs.On Wednesday, judges with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to stay an injunction against Davis, who has refused to issue licenses to all couples since the Supreme Court decision.

However, a deputy clerk told Yates and Smith on Thursday that the office is still subject to a temporary stay that won’t expire until Monday and that he was instructed not to provide the paperwork.

Yates was fighting back tears.

“They don’t like gays, and they don’t want them to get married,” he said outside. “And they will burn the earth and not let straight people in Rowan County get married either.”

Smith said Davis is now blatantly breaking the law and hiding behind religion to discriminate – the last thing he expected in Morehead, which has always remained open to the LGBT community, he said.

“We should be celebrating right now, enjoying our lives together and enjoying the fact that we could spend our lives together and have it recognized by our country,” Smith said. “Now we are just kind of on nerves.”

Davis argues that signing off on the licenses for same-sex couples violates her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning granted a preliminary injunction against Davis this month, writing that her religious convictions do not excuse her from performing official duties and upholding her oath of office. But Davis has appealed the order. (MORE)

By Mike Wynn
The Courier-Journal