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Jobe's office gets good report card

Chris Jobe at Fiscal Court  meetingChris Jobe at Fiscal Court meetingFRANKFORT, Ky. – State Auditor Mike Harmon today released the audit of the 2015 financial statement of Lawrence County Clerk Chris Jobe.

State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

Auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the financial statement presents fairly the receipts, disbursements and excess fees of the Lawrence County Clerk in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

The clerk’s financial statement did not follow this format. However, the clerk’s financial statement is fairly presented in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting, which is an acceptable reporting methodology. This reporting methodology is followed for all 120 clerk audits in Kentucky.

The auditor noted no instances of noncompliance.

The auditor also noted no matters involving internal control over financial reporting and its operation that were considered to be material weaknesses.

The county clerk’s responsibilities include collecting certain taxes, issuing licenses, maintaining county records and providing other services. The clerk’s office is funded through statutory fees collected in conjunction with these duties. The audit report can be found on the auditor’s website.

 

LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - FEBRUARY 14-20, 2017

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN

 

Jeremy Vanover Jr. Jeremy Vanover Jr. Jeremy Vanover Jr., 39, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; was arrested on February 14, 2017, at 11:58 A.M., by trooper Bradley Couch, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • FAILURE TO APPEAR.



 

 

 

 

 

Timothy ScottTimothy ScottTimothy W. Scott, 43, of Louisa; was arrested on February 14, 2017, at 7:00 P.M., by trooper Bradley Couch, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged via a grand jury indictment with: • DISTRIBUTION OF MATTER PORTRAYING SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY MINOR, 1ST OFFENSE, • POSSESS/VIEW MATTER PORTRAY SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY MINOR.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Joshua K SleasmanJoshua K SleasmanJoshua K. Sleasman, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on February 14, 2016 at 7:08 P.M. by officer Billy C. Slone of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with: • PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR TECHNICAL VIOLATION).

 

 

 

 

 


Cole F. MayCole F. MayCole Frederick May, 33, of Louisa, turned himself in on February 15, 2017 at 2:59 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve jail time for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur A. Holbrook IIIArthur A. Holbrook IIIArthur A. Holbrook III, 33, of Louisa, turned himself in on February 15, 2017 at 3:11 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve jail time for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 

 

 


Robert A. CyrusRobert A. CyrusRobert A. Cyrus, 18, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on February 16, 2017, at 3:42 A.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SPEEDING 05 MPH OVER LIMIT, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/ INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

 

 

 

 

 


Angel CantrellAngel CantrellAngel Cantrell, 49, of Louisa, was arrested on February 16, 2017, at 9:10 P.M., by patrolman officer Julius Musick, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION - SHOPLIFTING $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000.



 

 

 


Christina CollinsChristina CollinsChristina Collins, 31, of Louisa, was arrested on February 16, 2017, at 9:10 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • BURGLARY, 3RD DEGREE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billie C. VoorhiesBillie C. VoorhiesBillie C, Voorhies, 57, of Louisa, was arrested on February 16, 2017, at 9:10 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION - SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tommy L. CantrellTommy L. CantrellTommy L. Cantrell, 50, of Louisa, was arrested on February 16, 2017, at 9:19 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION - SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.



 

 

 

 


Travis E. LayTravis E. LayTravis E. Lay, 20, of Louisa, was arrested on February 16, 2017, at 9:44 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION - SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500 (2 SEPARATE CHARGE COUNTS).

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly R. ClickKelly R. Click

 

Kelly R. Click, 34, of Inez, Kentucky; was arrested on February 16, 2017, at 10:11 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR FELONY OFFENSE).



 

 

 

 

 

Bobby D. BishopBobby D. BishopBobby D, Bishop, 46, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on February 16, 2016 at 10:28 P.M. by officer Billy C. Slone of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with: • PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR TECHNICAL VIOLATION).Bobby D. BishopBobby D. Bishop

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas T. HackneyNicholas T. HackneyNicholas T. Hackney, 26, of Louisa, was arrested on February 18, 2017, at 3:15 A.M., by deputy Dwayne Bowen of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SPEEDING 15 MPH OVER LIMIT, • NO REGISTRATION PLATES, • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD, • OPERATING VEHICLE WITH EXPIRED OPERATORS LICENSE.

 

 

 

 

 


Michael l. FanninMichael l. FanninMichael L. Fannin, 50, of Louisa, was arrested on February 19, 2017, at 3:21 A.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/ INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carol WestfallCarol WestfallCarol Westfall, 43, of Walton, Kentucky; was arrested on February 19, 2017, at 8:33 P.M., by patrolman officer Julius Musick, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/ DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

Ethan H. SentersEthan H. SentersEthan H. Senters, 26, of Louisa, was arrested on February 20, 2017, at 10:53 A.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: FLAGRANT NON SUPPORT.

 

 

 

 

(Tuesday) February 21, 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 January 24th Meeting                
  5.   Approve 1st Reading of Budget Amendment # 3
  6.   Approve Treasurers Request 
  7.   Approve Bills
  8.   Accept Treasurer’s Report
  9.   Approve Ky. Transportation Rural Secondary Program 2017-2018 F-Y 
  10.   Appoint Member to Lawrence County Tourism Bd.
  11.   Approve Resolution to Apply for KCHS Funds for Fire Depts.
  12.   Accept Bids on Blaine Fire Dept. Surplus    
  13.   Approve Tax Revenue from Eastpark to be Returned to Eastpark for Upkeep     
  14.   Approve Regulations on Pipe on all County Road Entrances
  15.   Approve Truck Lease with Worldwide Equipment 
  16.   Open Bids on Homeland Security Grant for Lommansville Fire Dept.  
  17. Public Comments
  18.   Adjourn 

 

 

The Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The meeting was called to order after the pledge and the opening prayer.

Several items on the agenda were approved by unanimous vote.

*  Motion by John J Lemaster, second by Earl Boggs to approve the minutes of the January 24th meeting.

*  Motion by Rick Blackburn, second by John Lemaster to approve the !st reading of the Budget Amendment

*  Motion by John J. Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn to approve the Treasurer's Request

*  Motion by Earl Boggs, second by Rick Blackburn to approve the bills for the month

*  Motion by Earl Boggs, second by John J.  Lemaster to approve the Treasurer's Report

*  Motion by Rick Blackburn, second by John J. Lemaster to approve the Ky Transportation Rural Secondary Program FY 2017-2018. There are 94,225 miles of State Highways in Lawrence Co that are classified as the Rural Secondary Sustem.  The allotment for the Lawrence Co. Road Secondary Program for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 is $ 1,446,290.

*  Motion by Earl Boggs, second by John Lemaster to appoint Brenda Hardwick to the Lawrence Co. Tourism Board

*  Motion by John J. Lemaster , second by Morris Howard to approve Resolution to Apply for KCHS funds for fire depts.

*  Motion by John J. Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn to approve truck lease with Worldwide Equipment so the County can haul its own gravel.

Two motions were tabled for a later discussion.

The bids on the Blaine Fire Dept. Surplus were rejected as they were too low.

The issue of returning funds to the East Park (FIVCO industrial park project in Greenup Co. that supposed to include Lawrence Co.) for revenue to keep the park open was tabled until the County Attorney and Court have questions they have answered.

"I didn't think it was addressed properly," Co. Atty. Mike Hogan said. "I don't see the benefit of the project. I would like to see a profit/loss statement for East Park for the last 5 years. I would like to look at the finances of the park. "

The meeting was then adjourned.

Those in attendance were John Osborne County Judge, Earl Boggs Magistrate, Rick Blackburn Magistrate, John J. Lemaster Magistrate, Morris Howard Magistrate, Mike Hogan County Attorney, Garret Roberts Sheriff and Chris Jobe County Clerk.


LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - FEBRUARY 8-13, 2017

FEBRUARY 14, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN


18 PEOPLE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN 4 DAY PERIOD, 16 OF THEM OF WHICH OCCURRED WITHIN A WINDOW TIME FRAME OF LESS THAN 33 HOURS.

David Smith and Amanda BowenDavid Smith and Amanda Bowen

Jack D. Smith, 43, of Inez, Kentucky;  appeared Friday, February 10, in Lawrence County circuit court, he is scheduled to go on trial for capital murder in a Martin County case where he is accused, along with  of killing two adults and an 8-year-old child.

The trial has been moved to Lawrence County and scheduled for later this year where, along with Amanda Bowen is accused of killing two adults and an 8-year-old child.

Smith's defense team said a medical doctor found evidence of brain damage and other neurological problems. The Commonwealth Attorney's office is requesting their own psychological and neurological evaluations.

State prosecutors say Smith, along with Bowen, shot and stabbed Tina Goble, her granddaughter Trinity Maynard, and Goble’s boyfriend Cannie Johnson, and then set their Martin County home on fire nearly three years ago.

Smith’s trial is set for May 1. Bowen’s is scheduled to begin April 17 in Johnson County, Kentucky.



 

Grover Shawn CopleyGrover Shawn CopleyGrover Shawn Copley , 40, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on February 9, 2017, at 2:33 P.M., by Sheriff Garret Roberts, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 2ND > OFFENSE (-DRUG UNSPECIFIED), • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS, • RECKLESS DRIVING.

 

 

 

 

 Randy T.L. Justice Randy T.L. JusticeRandy T. L. Justice, 38, of Louisa, turned himself in February 9, 2017, at 5:23 P.M., to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea weekend jail sentence with: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herman BerryHerman BerryHerman Berry Jr., 54, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on February 9, 2017, at 6:14 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • FAILURE TO APPEAR (2 SEPARATE COUNTS).



 

 

 

 


Harlen Lee HarlessHarlen Lee HarlessHarlen Lee Harless, 31, of Inez, Kentucky; was arrested on February 9, 2017, at 6:21 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION - SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.



 

 

 

 

Joseph McCoyJoseph McCoyJoseph McCoy, 19 of Louisa; was arrested on February 9, 2017, at 10:30 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • NON PAYMENT OF FINES.

 

 

 

 

 

Joni L. MooreJoni L. MooreJoni L. Moore, 38, of Louisa, was taken into custody on February 9, 2017, at 10:37 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James, of the Louisa Police Department, to serve a guilty plea weekend jail sentence with: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 


Keith PenixKeith PenixKeith Penix, 26, of Louisa, was taken into custody on February 10, 2017, at 12:41 A.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James, of the Louisa Police Department, to serve a guilty plea weekend jail sentence with: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ronald Lee WardRonald Lee WardRonald Lee Ward, 37, of Louisa; was arrested on February 10, 2017, at 12:44 A.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE).

 

 

 

 

 

Molly Obrien RatliffMolly Obrien RatliffMolly O'Brian-Ratliff, 24, of Louisa; was arrested on February 10, 2017, at 5:07 A.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • NON PAYMENT OF FINES.

 

 

 

 

 


Shawn A. FitzpatrickShawn A. FitzpatrickShawn A, Fitzpatrick, 21, of Louisa, was taken into custody on February 10, 2017, at 12:59 P.M., by the Lawrence County Court, to serve a jail sentence with: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Carlos R. HayesCarlos R. HayesCarlos R. Hayes, 48, of Louisa, was arrested on February 10, 2017, at 1:08 P.M., by Chief Greg Fugitt of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • NON PAYMENT OF FINES, • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000, • PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER II.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert K. CopleyRobert K. CopleyRobert K. Copley, 31, of Crum, West Virginia; was arrested on February 10, 2017, at 4:56 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (< 10 D.U. DRUG UNSPECIFIED SCHEDULE 1 & 2), • NON PAYMENT OF FINES.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Amanda ThomasAmanda ThomasAmanda Thomas, 34, of Louisa, was arrested on February 10, 2017, at 8:33 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION - SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherry BowenSherry BowenSherry Bowen, 31, of Louisa, was arrested on February 10, 2017, at 8:35 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION - SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Todd Fitzpatrick Todd FitzpatrickTodd Fitzpatrick, 22, of Louisa, was arrested on February 10, 2017, at 11:00 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • CUSTODIAL INTERFERENCE - FELONY.



 

 

 

 


Justin C. FreelJustin C. FreelJustin C. Freel, 33, of Wellington, Kentucky, was arrested on February 11, 2017, at 4:52 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles WrightCharles WrightCharles Wright, 47, of West Liberty, Kentucky; was arrested on February 12, 2017, at 4:03 P.M., by trooper Forrest NewsomE, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • THEFT BY DECEPTION-INCLUDE COLD CHECKS UNDER/$500.