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A Lawrenceburg woman remains behind bars after telling police that a “three-way went bad” July 31 at a residence on Lakeview Drive.
Courtney D. Chesser, 23, of 1072 Butler Drive, is charged with fourth-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place following the incident early that morning, according to a police report filed in Anderson Circuit Court.
Chesser was “intoxicated and yelling loudly, causing neighbors to come out of their homes,” according to a report filed by officer Clay Crouch of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
As he approached, Crouch said he could hear her down the street. When he went to the residence, Crouch said he was told those inside told Chesser to leave numerous times, but she refused and a physical altercation ensued, according to the report.
Chesser sustained unspecified injuries in the altercation, according to the report, which began as an argument over what she told him was a “three way” that resulted in a physical altercation.
Chesser was arraigned Aug. 1 in Anderson District Court, where she entered a plea of not guilty and was ordered held on a $2,500 surety bond.
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A local community health center is reaching out to help those who serve.
Officials from Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville gathered at the administrative offices of Big Sandy Health Care in Prestonsburg on Aug. 10 to learn about a program that will provide some free dental services to all sworn officers at the post.
“We’re providing certain dental services free for sworn officers,” Lewis said, noting he learned that the officers have health insurance for medical care, but many of them don’t have dental insurance.
“We live in troubling times for police officers and I’ve always been a strong supporter of police officers. I value what they do. They obviously play a critical role in our communities and we want to be partnered with them,” Lewis said.
BSHC operates five clinics in Floyd, Martin, Magoffin, Martin and Pike counties, and KSP Post 9 officers will receive some free dental care services at three of those locations: the Mud Creek Dental Clinic in Grethel, the Shelby Valley Dental Clinic in Pikeville and the Hope Family Dental Clinic in Salyersville.
Lewis explained that the program provides the opportunity for BSHC to “engage, invite and interact” with KSP. The program will be both beneficial for KSP, he explained, and for BSHC, as having KSP presence in clinics could deter issues.
“We’re doing it because we appreciate the work that you all do,” Lewis told KSP officials. “And also, we are very aware that having your presence in our clinics could be beneficial.”
He explained that when the clinic hires a new doctor, “drug seeking” patients will sign up to see that doctor in hopes of getting narcotics prescriptions. Sometimes, these individuals get “irate” and “threatening” when they learn they can’t get the drugs they seek. He said having troopers come in and out of BSHC facilities could deter some of those issues and, by providing services to the KSP, troopers will become familiar with the facilities and BSHC staff ,which may help if they are called to investigate an issue at one of the clinics.
Suzy Shearer, BSHC director of operations, handed out cards that identify free dental service eligibility to KSP Sgt. JP Cornett, Sgt. Shaun Little, Sgt. Chris Hicks, Lt. Jennifer Sandlin, Lt. Donnie Shearer and Cpt. Darren Stapleton on Aug. 10. She also provided cards for all other sworn officers at the KSP Post. Refreshments and cookies were also served.
“We can eat cookies now, since we have free dental care,” Sgt. Hicks joked.
Shearer, wife of Lt. Shearer, said the KSP holds a special place in her heart. She said her husband receives dental care through her insurance, but she understands that other troopers may not have dental care.
“I really do love you all and I’m so thankful for you,” she told them. “Whatever we can do to be a help to you all, we will do that.”
She and Lewis informed the KSP officials that they can also seek medical services at BSHC clinics.
Stapleton thanked BSHC for reaching out to help the post, saying that services from BSHC will be convenient because the clinics are located in every county served by the post. Post 9 employs 40 troopers, he said, 10 detectives and other sworn officers who lead special investigations.
Stapleton, who participated in the Blue Day for Blue Lights motorcade hosted by WMDJ in Martin last weekend, said he’s thankful to see community support like this.
“We’re seeing more and more the communities coming together and supporting law enforcement,” he said. “It’s a tough, tough time for everybody involved, but we’re going to continue to do the right thing and provide for our community. This is a people business, and a lot of times, when people see us, it’s at their worst time — it’s a car wreck or it’s a loved one who’s passed away. Things like this gives us the opportunity to present that we care about the community as well. They don’t always see that side, but I can understand that.”
The program announcement comes alongside several other community outreach programs BSHC is providing as part of National Community Health Center Week. Shearer reported BSHC clinics gave away “teacher survival kits” at schools near the clinics, care packages for fire departments, and other activities earlier in the week. Other activities, including a free car wash at the Physicians for Women Clinic in Auxier, clothing and pet donation drives and greeting card drive for soldiers are also planned.
By Mary Meadows
Floyd County Chronicle
Justin Ray Fluty, 21, Kenova, WV. To Allyson Faith Thornsberry, 20, Louisa, KY.
Jeremy Paul Brooks, 29, Huntington, WV. To Chassidy Nicole Marcum, 25, Fort Gay, WV.
Joseph Anthony Posani, 60, Westerville, OH. To Doris Duimstra, 63, Columbus, OH.
Lacy James Hall, 27, Louisa, KY. To Amanda Helen Holbrook, 30, Louisa, KY.
Toney Crawford, 55, Louisa, KY. To Carol Bryant Fann, 56, Louisa, KY.
Daniel Jason Jones, 37, Denton, KY. To Connisa Suzann Fannin, 26, Louisa, KY.
Kody James Adkins, 26, Louisa, KY. To Shelby Kathryn Elayne Blevins, 21, Louisa, KY.
Josh Triplett and Elly Triplett to AEG Mineral, LLC. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
Joe Randall Waugh and Debra Jean Waugh to James P. Kelly and Janet Pelfrey. Property located in near Fallsburg, in Lawrence County, KY.
Lydia M. Salyer, Trustee of the Lydia M. Salyer Revocable Living Trust to Barry Robinson. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
Charles E. Sammons and Judith A. Sammons to Dennis Ray Williams. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
Alfred James Hooper to Kenneth Piper. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
Ardys A. Barnett, Phillip Aaron Barnett and Danna Leann Spears, and Wesley Allen Barnett to Edgar Blankenship and Patricia Blankenship. Property located on State Route 2563 (Old US Route #23) near Louisa in Lawrence County, KY.
James Rodney Keaton to Tiffany McDowell. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc., to Rusty S. Whitt and Kristina Marie Whitt. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
Harry K. Fisher and Kathryn W. Fisher to AEG Mineral, LLC. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
Judith L. Alkire, David Alkire, Bessie Jean Fleming, Dudley M. Fleming, Woodrow W. Adams Sr., Sharon Adams, Chadwick Adams, Roberta Adams, Michael Adams, Cheryl Adams, Don Prince, Greg Prince, Johnna Prince, Trevor Prince, and Jeff Prince to Michael Steven Adams II. Property located on the waters of San Branch, in Lawrence County, KY.
Rita Faye Jordan Sprouse, Howard Sprouse, Jr., Bennie Howard Sprouse, parties of the first part, and Rita Faye Jordan Sprouse and Howard Sprouse, Jr., parties of the second part. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
Frances Hobbs as Executrix of the Estate of Alphoretta O’Daniel to Paul O’Daniel and Jennifer O’Daniel and Paul Tyler O’Daniel. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
Frances Hobbs as Executrix of the Estate of Alphoretta O’Daniel to Danny Holbrook and Edna Holbrook. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
Matthew D. Estep and Julie M. Estep to Bryce Chainey Davis. Property located in Lawence County, KY.
Ernest Webb and Connie Webb to AEG Mineral, LLC. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
David M. Henderson to Michael Smith and Karynn Smith. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
Joshua Luke Salmons and Amanda Rae Salmons to James E. Roberts and Tara D. Roberts. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
Roy Jude to Ronald E. Howard, Jr. and Connie Howard. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
Jerrell Marcum and Maxine Marcum to Joshua Ferguson. Property located on the left fork of Big Blaine Creek in Lawrence County, KY.
Jennifer Hillman to Donald Hillman II and Teresa Hillman. Property located on the middle Fork of Catts Fork in Lawrence County, KY.
Nathan Dale and Carrie Webb to AEG Mineral LLC. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
Bill Lemaster, Amanda Lemaster, Thelma Pauline Lycan, and Joseph Peck Chapman to Bobby Lee Roberts and Krissa Roberts. Property in Lawrence County, KY.
Joshua Lee Cook and Shana Ramey aka Shana Cook to Randall K. Ratcliffe. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
James Hager and Ivalean Hager to Raymond Hager. Property located in Lawrence County, KY.
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The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored 146 law enforcement officers from 125 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles at the 2016 Governor's Occupant Protection Enforcement Awards ceremony on July 27 at the 2016 Occupant Safety Award Ceremony.
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office as a whole wrote 161 Seat Belt, child Safety Seat and Booster Seat violations. Chief Deputy, Mark Wheeler wrote 89 of the 161 and received the award for the Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Department and its division.
Plaque states: GOVERNOR'S AWARD for Occupant Protection Enforcement Presented to Chief Deputy Mark Wheeler For Life-Saving Achievement inReducing Highway Fatalities and Injuries Presented on the 27th day of July, 2016
For more information http://transportation.ky.gov/highway-safety/pages/occupant-protection-awards.aspx
The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) honored 123 law enforcement officers from 103 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles.
One of those officers was Patrolman Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department.
Ptl. James led his department with the highest seatbelt enforcement citations. This is the second year in a row that Ptl James has won the award.
There were 672 highway fatalities in Kentucky in 2014, with 521 killed in motor vehicles. Of those 521 fatalities, 61 percent (319) were not wearing a seat belt.
LOUISA – This school year will mark the return of some friendly faces to Lawrence County Schools as Cincinnati-based firm K9 Resources will once again provide safety and security inspections of school buildings with specially trained K9 units and highly skilled experienced handlers in order to enhance the learning environment.
Superintendent Dr. Robbie Fletcher was quick to note the benefit of adding to the safety and security of students and staff.
"Mr. Vernon Hall, the staff of K9 Resources, and the Lawrence County Board of Education has worked very hard to reach an agreement for services to take additional steps in providing another layer of safety for our students. Everyone, from the students to the superintendent, can be checked for drugs or other illegal substances through the use of this company. As part of the agreement, no one gets advanced notice of when the group will show up to do a sweep of our schools. It is our hopes that this will deter anyone from bringing undesirable substances onto school property,” Fletcher said.
Lawrence County Schools turned to K9 Resources in order to provide this service due to the firm’s pedigree of success in providing detection of drugs, weapons and other contraband in serving law enforcement, businesses and school systems across a multi-state area.
From the company president Gene Patet: “We’ve worked with the Lawrence County School District to learn the issues that are facing the community and schools and what we will do is implement a tailored approach for the community and schools designed to their needs.”
The experience and history of the company is broad and deep in the area of interdiction and detection of contraband.
From the website of K9 Resources:
“K9 Resources is a privately owned firm with a primary focus on “Safe and Drug Free” Services to LEA, businesses and schools. Proven protocol and procedures are the cornerstones to providing thousands of sweeps annually using multiple canine teams. Our professionals have trained more than 700 local, state and federal officials, 1200 school administrators 5000 teachers and 400 business leaders.
Unlike most, detection work is what we do, all day everyday while working to establish and maintain only the very highest standards using one dog and one handler as one team. We exceed all local, state, and federal requirements to effectively perform all services provided.”
One of the primary benefits of working with K9 Resources is the specially trained canines at their disposal. These are passive detection animals that are prize for their specifically honed sense of smell, their intelligence and their general friendliness in working among and with the public. Patet said all of the dogs employed in the service are rescues.
Again, from the K9 Resources website:
“With rare exception, we train all of our own canines using documented scientific processes to ensure only the highest reliability. Each of our canines work and train daily using only certified materials and substances. Each team is independently certified by outside sources using blind and double blind techniques.”
The service team wouldn’t be complete without the skilled and dedicated handlers, who have years of experience in public law enforcement and spend more than 1,000 hours in specialized handling and certification training in order to perform these tasks efficiently and safely.