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Grimes Continues Historic Registration Drive

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2016) – The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election is less than one week away, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminded Kentuckians today. She is continuing her historic voter registration effort and made a stop at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College to encourage citizens to get registered and vote next month. 

"I am counting on Kentuckians to do their duty and vote on Nov. 8," Grimes told a large crowd of students, community members, and public officials. "But you have to be registered. With GoVoteKY.com we are helping to give a voice to even more Kentuckians at the ballot box. With your help, we've surpassed our goal with more than 60,000 Kentuckians registering or update their registration online. Let's make that number even bigger before the Oct. 11 deadline."

The attendees included students, faculty, community members and leaders. Several in the large, standing room only crowd registered for the first time. Grimes led a discussion on the future of Kentucky elections, benefits of online voter registration in cost savings and improvements in accuracy of voter rolls, and her proposal for early voting in Kentucky.

"Voting is a right that we hope Kentuckians will exercise on Nov. 8, especially our students and the voters of Elizabethtown," said Dr. Gwen Joseph, interim President of Elizabethtown Community & Technical College (ECTC). "Many men and women have dedicated and given their lives to defending that right, and we should honor them by going to the polls on Election Day. ECTC was excited and honored to be part of Secretary Grimes' GoVoteKY tour and we are committed to helping turn out the vote."

Grimes asked attendees to help get out the vote among their friends and family. She said the Commonwealth's low voter turnout trends must be reversed. In the 2015 general election, only 30.6% of registered Kentuckians cast ballots statewide. In May's primary election, just 20% of registered voters participated. 

"'We the people' – those are the first three words in our Constitution. They literally mean that it's up to us to make change and to 'form a more perfect union.' That starts at the ballot box. Let's get more people to the polls on Nov. 8," Grimes said.

Grimes has been engaged in a yearlong tour to get more Kentuckians registered to vote and to tout the Kentucky's new one-stop election portal, GoVoteKY.com. She has made nearly 20 officials stops on her tour at Kentucky colleges and universities and has conducted numerous meetings with civic and community organizations.

The deadline to register for the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. 11. 

OCTOBER 5, 2016


ARRESTS AT BACK AROUND NORMAL WEEKLY AVERAGE IN LAWRENCE COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA COUNTIES; MORE ARRESTS IN THE LAST FIVE DAYS THAN IN THE PREVIOUS EIGHT DAYS.

JAIL ARRESTS IN THE PAST FIVE DAYS HAVE ROSE UP SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE LAST DAY OF SEPTEMBER AND THE FIRST FOUR DAYS OF OCTOBER, THAN IN THE LAST SEVEN DAYS IN SEPTEMBER-UP TO THE FINAL DAY OF THE MONTH, IN LAWRENCE COUNTY AND THE NEIGHBORING COUNTIES THAT USE THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER. THE NUMBER OF ARRESTS IN THE AREA HAVE BEEN ABOUT AT OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE IN THE FEW DAYS WHEN COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS WEEKS DURING THE PAST FEW MONTHS THROUGH THE SUMMER.

From 12:01 A.M., September 30, 2016 to 11:59 P.M., October 4, 2016; 65 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky.

Out of the 65 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in this last 5 day period of September 30-October 4, 8 arrests were from Lawrence County.

For the month of September, 335 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of the 335 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in the month of June, 45 arrests were from Lawrence County.

From August 1 thru August 31; 395 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of the 395 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in the month of June, 67 arrests were from Lawrence County.

From July 1 thru July 30; 359 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of the 359 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in the month of June, 40 arrests were from Lawrence County.

The number of people booked each day from September 30 thru October 4 at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville was as the following: FRIDAY-SEPTEMBER 30: 21, SATURDAY-OCTOBER 1: SIX, SUNDAY-OCTOBER 2: 10, MONDAY-OCTOBER 3: 18, TUESDAY-OCTOBER 4: 10.

Those individuals arrested in Lawrence County in the past five days are the following:

Sean J. SeeSean J. See, 26, of Ashland, Kentucky; turned himself in September 30, 2016 at 10:48 A.M., to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department to serve a guilty plea jail sentence with: CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

Sherece N. BaldwinSherece N. Baldwin, 26, of Louisa, was arrested on September 30, 2016, at 8:01 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UN;AWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500, • KNOW FRAUDULENTLY USE ID CARD OR ELECTRONIC CODE FOR BENEFITS.

 

 

Michael NewsomeMichael Newsome, 53, of Ulysses, Kentucky; was arrested on September 30, 2016, at 9:43 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • INADEQUATE SILENCER (MUFFLER).

 

 

Justin McCoyJustin McCoy, 21, of Louisa, was arrested on October 1, 2016, at 10:24 P.M., by patrolman officer Jordan Miller of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE



 

 


Shelly M. TriplettShelley M. Triplett, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on October , 2016, at 10:48 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING ON SUSPENDING OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).

 

 

 


Lewis H. PinderLewis H. Pinder, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on October 3, 2016, at 5:11 P.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • NO OTHER STATE REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD, • DRIVING DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE - 2ND OFFENSE.

 

 

Robert E. ClayRobert E. Clay, 53, of Louisa, turned himself in October 3, 2016 at 7:47 P.M., to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department to serve a guilty plea jail sentence with: CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

 

ARRESTS AT 45% OF NORMAL WEEKLY AVERAGE IN THE LEVISA AREA;

LOCAL COURTS  HAVE BEEN CANCELLING SESSIONS TO RESCHEDULE AND CONSOLIDATE DUE TO LOW NUMBERS OF CASES ON THE DOCKETS IN LAST FEW WEEKS

 

JAIL ARRESTS IN THE PAST EIGHT DAYS HAVE PLUNGED BIG TIME IN LAWRENCE COUNTY AND THE NEIGHBORING COUNTIES THAT USE THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER. THE NUMBER OF ARRESTS IN THE AREA HAVE BEEN ABOUT 40% OF AVERAGE IN THE PAST WEEK WHEN COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS WEEKS DURING THE PAST FEW MONTHS THROUGH THE SUMMER. ON AVERAGE OVER OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, THERE BETWEEN 90 TO 120 ARREST SUSPECTS BROUGHT TO THE BSRDC PER SEVEN DAY WEEK (USUALLY BETWEEN 12 TO 18 INDIVIDUALS A DAY), WITH AROUND 10 TO 15 ARRESTS BEING FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY IN THE SAME SEVEN DAY AVERAGE,

From 12:01 A.M., September 22, 2016 to 11:59 P.M., September 29, 2016; 73 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky.

Out of the 73 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in this last 8 day period of September 22-29, 7 arrests were from Lawrence County. (There have been a total of 43 arrests so far this month in Lawrence County).

The number of people booked each day from September 22 thru September 29 at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville was as the following: THURSDAY-SEPTEMBER 22: 10, FRIDAY-SEPTEMBER 23: 11, SATURDAY-SEPTEMBER 24: THREE, SUNDAY-SEPTEMBER 25: FOUR, MONDAY-SEPTEMBER 26: 11, TUESDAY-SEPTEMBER 27: 12, WEDNESDAY-SEPTEMBER 28: 10, THURSDAY-SEPTEMBER 29: 12.

LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - SEPTEMBER 22-29, 2016

Those seven individuals arrested in Lawrence County in the past eight days are the following:


Alexis J. BoydAlexis J. Boyd, 22, of Louisa, was arrested on September 23, 2016, at 1:53 P.M., by deputy Charlie Curnutte, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING TWO BENCH WARRANTS FOR COURT.

 


Robert L. AckermanRobert L. Ackerman, 54, of Fort Gay, West Virginia, was arrested on September 24, 2016, at 1:00 A.M., by deputy Mason Keefer, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY).

 


Gloria AckermanGloria Ackerman, 51, of Fort Gay, West Virginia, was arrested on September 24, 2016, at 1:17 A.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, • CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (OPIATES), • PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT PROPER CONTAINER 1ST OFFENSE, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

 


Ava BlevinsAva Blevins, 30, of Louisa, was arrested on September 26, 2016, at 6:04 P.M., by Sergeant Ed Cordle, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

Candy N. MayCandy N. May, 20, of Louisa, was arrested on September 28, 2016, at 11:28 A.M., by deputy Karl Adkins, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 


Brenda S. FrazierBrenda S. Frazier, 43, of Louisa, was arrested on September 29, 2016, at 8:34 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS /ETC. .08 - 2ND OFFENSE, • NO OPERATORS-MOPED LICENSE, • NO REGISTRATION PLATES, • FAILURE OF NON-OWNER OPERATOR TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE.



 

Kelly Adkins FrazierKelly Adkins Frazier, 24, of Louisa, was arrested on September 29, 2016, at 8:34 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

Kentucky State Police Post 14 Ashland Safety Checkpoint Advisory

Ashland, Ky. (October 3, 2016)The Kentucky State Police at Ashland will be conducting safety checkpoints at various times and approved locations throughout the Post 14 District, which encompasses Boyd, Greenup, Carter and Lawrence counties.

These safety checkpoints are held in an effort to reduce alcohol and drug related crashes, ensure compliance with operator's license laws, and vehicle equipment safety and registration laws.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Master Trooper Michael Murriell

Public Affairs Officer

Kentucky State Police Post 14 Ashland Monthly Activity Report for September 2016

Ashland, Ky. (October 3, 2016)During the month of September 2016 there were 22motor vehicle collisions investigated by State Police working out of the Ashland Post in the four counties of Boyd, Greenup, Carter, and Lawrence. 

During September 2016 there was one fatality (Lawrence County – 1) in the Post 14 area. Statewide fatalities stand at 579 compared to 542for the same time period in 2015.

The following is a summary of activity for Post 14 Personnel for the month of September 2016:

           

Citations

 1450

Speed      

192

Seatbelt

89

Child Restraint

8

D.U.I. Arrests

29

Courtesy Notices

238

Complaints

584

Criminal Investigations 

45

Criminal Arrests

127

Motorist Assists

81

Inspections

1246

Process Service

84

Master Trooper Michael Murriell                                    

Public Affairs Officer

Lawrence County Fiscal Court 

Special Meeting Agenda

 September 30, 2016

 

    1. Opening Prayer
    2. Pledge of Allegiance
    3. Call Meeting to Order
    4. Adopt Resolution of the Lawrence County Fiscal Court Authorizing the Filing of a Kentucky Local Government Economic Development Fund (LGEDF) House Bill (HB) 303 Projects- $35,000.00
    5. Approve the Agreement and Resolution between the Commonwealth of Ky., Transportation Cabinet, Department of Rural and Municipal Aid and the Lawrence County Fiscal Court to replace bridge on Little Cat Fork and bridge on West Brown Rd.
    6. Set County Tax Rates (Real Estate, Tangible and Documented Water Craft/Aircraft
    7. Accept Special Districts Tax Rates
    8. Authorize PVA not to print any tax bill< $10.00
    9. Adjourn