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OCTOBER 18, 2017

OCTOBER 18, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN

THE INMATE POPULATION COUNT WENT THROUGH THE ROOF AGAIN AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE, HITTING A NEW RECORD, GOING UP TO NEARLY 320 INMATES BEING INCARCERATED AT THE JAIL OVER THIS PAST WEEKEND, IN A FACILITY THAT WAS BUILT WITH A DESIGNATED MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF HOLDING 225 INMATES. AS OF WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 17, AT 12:00 A.M., THAT NUMBER WAS SITTING AT EXACTLY 300.

THE JAIL HAS BEEN RECEIVING OVER 110 PRISONERS PER WEEK SO FAR THIS MONTH. IF THE RATE HOLDS THRU THE REST OF THE MONTH, THE JAIL COULD OVER 450 INMATES BEING BOOKED AND LODGED, WHEN IN 2016, THE AVERAGE MONTHLY RATE WAS 310 TO 360 INMATES BEING TAKEN TO THE BSRDC.

IN THE PAST SEVEN DAYS FROM 12:01 A.M. OCTOBER 11 THRU 11:59 P.M. OCTOBER 17; OUT OF THE AT LEAST 112 INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE, 15 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY. PLUS ANOTHER SIX LAWRENCE COUNTY RESIDENTS WERE ARRESTED IN VARIOUS COUNTIES ( ONE IN JOHNSON COUNTY, ONE IN BOYD COUNTY, THREE IN MARTIN COUNTY, AND ONE IN CARTER COUNTY) .

THAT IS COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS SEVEN DAY PERIOD FROM 12:01 A.M. OCTOBER 4 THRU 11:59 P.M. OCTOBER 10; OUT OF THE AT LEAST 113 INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE, 13 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY. PLUS ANOTHER SEVEN LAWRENCE COUNTY RESIDENTS WERE ARRESTED IN VARIOUS COUNTIES ( FOUR IN JOHNSON COUNTY, ONE IN BOYD COUNTY, ONE IN MARTIN COUNTY, AND ONE IN LOGAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY).

HERE IS THE DAILY ARREST COUNT FOR THE BSRDC THIS WEEK:

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11: 12
THURSDAY OCTOBER 12: 14
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13: 28
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14: 16
SUNDAY OCTOBER 15: 14
MONDAY OCTOBER 16: 14
TUESDAY OCTOBER 17: 14

HERE ARE THE LATEST 15 ARRESTS FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY ( AND THE 6 LAWRENCE COUNTY CITIZENS OUT OF COUNTY ARRESTS ) LISTED BELOW:

 


Lisa A. IssaLisa A. IssaLisa A. Issa, 52, of Barboursville, West Virginia; was arrested on October 10, 2017, at 9:48 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.



 

 

 

 

Melissa AlleyMelissa AlleyMelissa Alley, 39, of Ashland, Kentucky; was arrested on October 10, 2017, 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.



 

 

 

 

 

Michael W. MillsMichael W. MillsMichael W. Mills, 56, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested on October 11, 2017, at 11:08 A.M., by deputy Charles Curnutte of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE, 1ST OFFENSE.



 

 

 

 

Erin EvansErin EvansErin Evans, 47, of Louisa, turned herself in on October 11, 2017, at 3:27 P.M., to the BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER in PAINTSVILLE, were she booked on the charge of: • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY), plus she was given an additional charge of: • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE.



 

 

 

 

Michael L. RatliffMichael L. RatliffMichael L. Ratliff, 33, of Webbville, Kentucky, was arrested on October 12, 2017, at 3:48 P.M., by officer Billy C. Slone of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE), • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS, • PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR FELONY OFFENSE).

 

 

 

 

 

Joel D. StevensJoel D. StevensJoel D. Stevens, 59, of Louisa, was arrested on October 13, 2017, at 12:10 P.M., by sergeant Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhea Anna MannRhea Anna MannRhea Anna Mann, 19, of Louisa, was arrested on October 13, 2017, at 1:01 P.M., by deputy Rodney Lycan of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE), • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.



 

 

 

 

Christina MooreChristina MooreChristina Moore, 31, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested on October 13, 2017, at 1:54 P.M., by sergeant Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE, 1ST OFFENSE.



 

 

 

 

Jocelyn N. PickardJocelyn N. PickardJocelyn N. Pickard, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on October 13, 2017, at 6:27 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE, • FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE.



 

 

 

 

Joshua ThomasJoshua ThomasJoshua Thomas, 23, of Louisville, Kentucky; was arrested on October 13, 2017, at 6:31 P.M., by sergeant Ed Cordle of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.



 

 

 

 

Clarence Childers JrClarence Childers JrClarence Childers Jr., 46, of Louisa, was arrested on October 13, 2017, at 10:51 P.M., by deputy Mack Wilhite of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), • WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE-POLICE OFFICER, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES), 2ND OFFENSE, • DRIVING ON DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE -1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy M. ChandlerJeremy M. ChandlerJeremy M. Chandler, 33, of Louisa, was booked on October 14, 2017, at 11:46 P.M., after being taken into custody by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, to serve a pair of guilty plea weekend jail sentences: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER ( 2 SEPARATE COUNTS ).



 

 

 

 

Justin Lee HagerJustin Lee HagerJustin Lee Hager, 30, of St. Albans, West Virginia; was arrested on October 16, 2017, at 12:34 A.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000, • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000.



 

 

 

 

 Katrina Lynn Salmons Katrina Lynn SalmonsKatrina Lynn Salmons, 35, of St. Albans, West Virginia; was arrested on October 16, 2017, at 12:57 A.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000, • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000, • GIVING OFFICER FALSE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.



 

 

 

 

Tyler BurchettTyler BurchettTyler Burchett, 23, of Louisa, was arrested on October 16, 2017, at 2:38 A.M., by deputy Mack Wilhite of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (OPIATES).



 

 

 

 

Jerry ChildersJerry ChildersJerry Childers, 34, of Louisa, was arrested in Carter County on October 10, 2017, at 7:25 P.M., by trooper Bobby King of the Kentucky State Police-Post #14-Ashland, and was charged with: • SERVING PAROLE VIOLATION WARRANT



 

 

 

 

Steven G. HornSteven G. HornSteven G. Horn, 34, of Louisa, was arrested on October 12, 2017, at 8:10 A.M., by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • CRIMINAL TRESPASS-1ST DEGREE, • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION ALL OTHERS $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/ $10,000, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

Shane Kyle ShannonShane Kyle ShannonShane Kyle Shannon, 32, of Louisa, was arrested in Boyd County on October 13, 2017, at 12:39 A.M., by deputy Dustin Childers of the Boyd County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL), • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER ( 2 SEPARATE COUNTS ).

 

 

 

 

 


Treana JenningsTreana JenningsTreana Jennings, 35, of Louisa, was booked on October 13, 2017, at 6:00 P.M., after being taken into custody by the Martin County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/ SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 


James W. HarlessJames W. HarlessJames W. Harless, 50, of Louisa, was arrested in Martin County on October 17, 2017, at 1:26 P.M., by deputy Michael Housinger of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE, (METHAMPHETAMINE), • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS, • TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA ( LESS THAN 8 OZ.) 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

Christina K. FairchildChristina K. FairchildChristina K. Fairchild, 49, of Louisa, was arrested in Johnson County on October 17, 2017, at 4:38 P.M., by patrolman officer Woods of the Paintsville Police Department, and was charged with: CHARGES UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

October 17, 2017

“The Kentucky State Police examiners will not be giving permit/written exams or road tests on Friday, October 20th due to training/in-service. However, they will be here as regularly scheduled on Thursday.

Regular testing time for Lawrence County: Thursdays and Fridays, road tests 8:30am and all written exams begin at 11:30am - 2:00pm. Examiner does leave at 2:00pm. Motorcycle road tests are scheduled by appointment only through my office (606) 638-4215.”



 

LAWRENCE COUNTY FISCAL COURT

October 17, 2017

Regular Meeting Agenda

10:00 a.m.

 

  1.   Opening Prayer
  2.   Pledge of Allegiance
  3.   Call Meeting to Order
  4.   Approve minutes of the September 19, 2017 Regular Meeting
  5.   Approve Budget Amendment #2
  6.   Approve Treasurer's Request
  7.   Approve Bills
  8.   Accept Treasurer’s Report
  9.   Appoint Michelle Miller to the Northeast Community Action Bd. Exp. 10/19
  10.   Bert Ketchum to Speak on Opioid Legislation
  11.   Appoint Member to LC Recreation Board Exp. 10/19
  12.   Approve Lease Agreement for the Daughters of the American    Revolution Room.
  13.   Approve for Blaine Fire Dept. the Guideform Residental Antidisplacement and Relocation Assistance Plan of the Housing and Community Development Act
  14.   Approve for Blaine Fire Dept. the Fair Housing Resolution
  15.   Tim Houston to Speak on the Opioid Crisis
  16.   Bonnie Moore to Speak on Tax Increase
  17.   Approve $3.00 fee on the Credit Card Transactions at LC Park
  18.   Approve the Court to Seek Bids for Tractor and Bush hog
  19.   Proclaim October 22 to 28 LC Extension Homemakers Week
  20.   Approve Promotion of Joey Hickman to Mechanic Position 13.56 p/hr.
  21.   Discuss Hiring at Road Dept.
  22.   Public Comments
  23.   Adjourn

October 16, 2017

There is a phone scam going around again where the phone number can either an unknown number or it appears to be local number which sometimes has the name of a local person that you might even know.

From Chief Deputy Mark WheelerFrom Chief Deputy Mark Wheeler

The scammer/caller is spoofing a local number so that you will answer. When you answer it will likely be a computer generated voice which sounds like an actual person.

The initial conversation can vary but at some point they will ask, "Can you hear me?" One starts out by saying they are a Trip Advisor and actually says the call is being recorded and then asks, "Can you hear me?" Just hang up and do not answer as the " Yes" will be used later by the scammer to commit fraud under your name. Below are links to a couple news stories on the scam.


https://www.bbb.org/…/scam-alert-can-you-hear-me-scam-back…/

http://abcnews.go.com/…/fcc-warns-consumers-phone-sc…/story…

 

October 13, 2017

Nov. 17, 2017 exam site moved to Louisville

FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 13, 2017) - The Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) today announced a location change for the Nov. 17, 2017 Kentucky Property Valuation Administrator examination for prospective 2018 candidates.

Due to a scheduling conflict, the exam site has been moved to the Holiday Inn Louisville East, 1325 South Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222. It was originally to be held in Frankfort.

The 3.5 hour exam begins at 9 a.m. Sign in and onsite registration begins at 8 a.m.

To insure adequate seating is available, the department is requesting that participants pre-register for the exam. Pre-registration for the exam is now open to prospective 2018 candidates.

According to Kentucky statute, before anyone can appear on the ballot as a candidate for the office of property valuation administrator in any primary or general election, that person shall hold a certificate issued by DOR, showing that he or she has been examined by the department and is qualified for the office. For the full statute, click here

Pre-registration is easy via email or traditional mail. For both, indicate your interest in pre-registering for the PVA test on November 17, 2017, and include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. Send the email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line of “PVA test pre-registration”. Or, send a letter or completed registration form to Stacey Brown, Dept. of Revenue, Office of Property Valuation, P.O. Box 1202, Frankfort, KY 40602-1202.

ALL PRE-REGISTRATION FORMS SHALL BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN, November 10, 2017.

Once pre-registered, applicants will receive via email, an admittance slip for the test and the address of the location. Individuals taking the exam must bring their admittance slip and photo ID with them to be admitted to the testing facility. The required ID must include a photo. A driver’s license is preferred; a passport is acceptable.

For more information and a registration form, please visit the DOR website click here . Or follow the Kentucky Department of Revenue on Twitter @RevenueKY.