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Abandoned at Blaine...

Netcare Ambulance Lawrence Co. & Blaine Volunteer Fire Department responded to a one vehicle motor vehicle accident at KY 32 and Cains Cr Rd.

The call that went through Lawrence County 911 at a little after midnight Tuesday night. Lawrence County Deputy Sheriff Mack Wilhite also responded to the scene.

When the Emergency responders got to the site of the accident, the car was abandoned.

The late model car was traveling out of Cains Creek Rd, toward Rt. 32 when it went off the road into Butch Smith’s cow field ripping out the fence on its way down the hill.

The car belongs to Samantha Lewis; however she was not present at the scene when the responders got there. A 911 spokesman said she later returned and got the car about 1:20 am.

No charges have been filed at this time.   

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Pikeville Police Department’s K9, Yelo, receives body armor 

Appalachian News-Express

Pikeville Police Officer Josh Lawson poses for a photo with Yelo, showing the body armor which was donated to the department recently by Vested Interests in K9s. The vest is bullet- and stab-protective.Pikeville Police Department’s K9 Yelo has received a bullet- and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. 

K9 Yelo’s vest is embroidered with the statement “In memory of K9 Ike, Vancouver Police Department, WA.”

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, Massachusetts, whose mission is to provide bullet- and stab-protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. 

Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s has provided more than 1,900 protective vests in 49 states through private and corporate donations, at a cost of more than $1.7 million. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, Mich.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

In Louisa, police chieg Greg Fugitt said the police dog his department has doesn't require a vest.

"No we don't have one," Fugitt said. "Our dog is a single purpose narcotics only dog. Most duel purpose, narcotics/apprehension dogs use those vests." 

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050. Each vest has a value between $1,795 and $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of four to five pounds. 

There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Grant funds bulletproof vests for deputies

The Winchester Sun

All Clark County deputy sheriffs have better protection after getting new bulletproof vests, thanks to a grant from Kentucky Homeland Security.

Sheriff body armorClark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. said his office received the $13,300 grant a couple months ago, which would be used to purchase 20 new vests for his regular deputies and active reserve deputies.

“Our vests had expired,” Perdue said. “They have a five-year life on them. Ours have been a little outdated, and it was time for an upgrade.”

Perdue supplemented the grant with about $4,000 in drug forfeiture money to purchase better, more comfortable vests. He said deputies wore the old vests under their uniform shirts and they were bulky, hot and often uncomfortable.

The new style is worn over the uniform shirt and looks like a formal uniform on the front. Deputies can easily remove the vests if they will be working in the office, Perdue said.

The change has made a difference.

“I have guys who were reluctant wearing vests now like them,” he said. “Everybody’s wearing them now.”

Perdue said he saw other departments using this style of vest and thought it would work for his deputies. They also offer increased protection, he said, which has become even more critical in the wake of recent attacks on police in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

“With what we’re going through, it’s crucial,” Perdue said. 

“Anything can happen anywhere.”



Chester Campbell Jr., 35, Louisa, KY. To Katlin Elyse Ward, 28, Louisa, KY.

Travis Wade Batlett, 30, Louisa, KY. To Jazzmine Lee Daniel, 28, Louisa, KY.

James Edward Jackson, 70, Martha, KY. To Barbara Jean Gillium, 61, Plaincity, OH.

Roger Lee Muncy, 46, Prichard, WV. To Sherri Lynn Kirk, 48, Williamson, WV.

Joseph Lawrence Stafford, 19, Louisa, KY. To Ashley Page Anna-Marie Fitch, 19, Louisa, KY.

Christopher John Borders, 43, Louisa, KY. To Beth Ann Chapman, 45, Ulysses, KY.

Glenn Lee Stulley, 64, Sitka, KY. To Mollie Hackney, 58, Washington CA, OH.



Sharon Joy Jones Vs. Dennis Eugene Jones – Dissolution of Marriage

Hope S. Griffith Vs. Daniel C. Griffith – Dissolution of Marriage

Kevin Hughes Vs. Christina Hughes – Dissolution of Marriage

Commonwealth CD Fund, LLC, Vs. Jesse Daniels – Foreclosure

Michael Fannin, ET AL Vs. Bobbie J. Weiner – Personal Injury

Commonwealth CD Fund, LLC, Vs. Juanita Borders, ET AL. – Foreclosure

Cabell Huntington Hospital, INC., Vs. Angela E. Chaney

Heritage Acceptance Corporation, Vs. Nathaniel Meade – Contract

Stephanie Cordle Vs. James Cordle – Dissolution of Marriage

Justin Lee Neel Vs. Jordan Rose Neel – Dissolution of Marriage

Christina Kirk Vs. Dakota Kirk – Dissolution of Marriage

Crystal Jarrell Vs. Sarah H. Cook – Other

Brown Foodservice, INC., Vs. Kari Thornsberry – Contract

Ashley Kay Gartin Vs. Robert Joseph Gartin – Dissolution of Marriage

KY Foster Care Vs. Alexis J. Boyd – Complaint for Child Support and Medical Support

Discover Bank Vs. Timothy C. Christian – Contract

KY Foster Care Vs. Matthew Caudill – Complaint for Child Support and Medical Support

Misty Meade Vs. Mitchell Meade – Dissolution of Marriage



First Church of God of Martha, INC., to Phillip D. Keeton and Michelle L. Keeton. Property located in Lawrence County, Ky.

Warren Stambaugh and Marilyn Stambaugh to Elizabeth Ann Stambaugh Revocable Living Trust, by and through Warren Stambaugh Trustee. Property located on the waters of Still House Branch, a tributary of Georges Creek, Lawrence County, Ky.

Carolyn Sue Holley, acting solely in her capacity as executor of the Estate of Ronald Eugene Moore, Deceased, to Lori Lacy. Property located in Lawrence County, Ky.

Deborah Brock, Executrix of the Estate of Vaughn Chaffin, to Michael D. Wilks and Kayla D. Wilks. Property located on the waters of Big Blaine Creek about 8 miles north of Louisa, Lawrence County, Ky.

Lucy Jane Murray (now Brown) and Charles Brown to Robert J. Wohlsheid. Property is located in Lawrence County, Ky.

Benjamin Wellman and Jessie Wellman to Kimberly A. Strait, an unmarried woman, and Jerry R. Wells, an unmarried man. Property is located in Louisa, Ky.

Gary Moore to Lesley A. Dempsey. Property located in Lawrence County, Ky.

Johnny Cook and Willa Cook to Eddie J. Maynard and Alycia Maynard. Property located on the waters of Backbone Branch of Blaine Creek of the Big Sandy River, in Lawrence County, Ky.

Scott Johnson and Molly Johnson to Jamie Adams and Amanda Adams. Property located in Lawrence County, Ky.

Jamie Adams and Amanda Adams to Edgar Jeffereson Burchett and Kimberly Ann Burchett. Property located in Lawrence County, Ky.

Victoria Lynn Moore (now Purinton) and Donald Purinton to The Strickland Living Trust. Property located in Lawrence County, 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 near Fallsburg, in Lawrence County, Ky.



From 12:01 A.M. July 1, 2016 to 11:59 P.M. July 5, 2016; 55 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of the 55 arrested in this last five day period of June 23-30, just 7 arrests were from Lawrence County.

The number of people booked each day from July 1 thru July 5 at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville was as the following: FRIDAY - JULY 1: 21, SATURDAY-JULY 2: 14, SUNDAY-JULY 3: 9, MONDAY-JULY 4: 7, TUESDAY-JULY 5: 4.

Christina BetznerChristina Betzner, 26, of Lomansville, turned himself in July 1, 2016 at 12:26 P.M., to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department to serve a jail sentence with: CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.


Terry StapletonTerry M Stapleton, 57, of Louisa, was arrested July 1, 2016 at 12:41 P.M., by an officer with the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.



Matthew R. CaudillMatthew R. Caudill, 30, of Louisa, was arrested on July 1, 2016 at 8:30 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE)-[TWO SEPARATE COUNTS], • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, • FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE.

Stacy WorkmanStacy Workman, 42, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia; was arrested May 27, 2016 at 3:51 A.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL), • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

William G. CantrellWilliam G. Cantrell, of Louisa, was arrested July 2 2016 at 11:45 A.M., by an officer with the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) NO VISIBLE INJURY.


Eric Keith PridemoreEric Keith Pridemore, 42, of Staffordsville, Kentucky; was arrested July 2, 2016 at 10:40 P.M., by trooper Bryan Layne of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: CHARGES UNKNOWN.





Kaitlin RinerKaitlin Riner, 21, of Louisa, was arrested July 3, 2016 at 12:54 A.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY), for a bench warrant out of Montgomery County, Kentucky.