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OUT OF THE 80 INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE FROM 12:01 A.M. APRIL 18 THRU 11:59 P.M. APRIL 24, 8 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY.

THE NAMES OF THE EIGHT MOST RECENT LAWRENCE COUNTY ARRESTS IN THE LAST SEVEN DAYS ARE THE FOLLOWING:


APRIL 25, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN


Earl M. HillEarl M. HillEarl M. Hill, 40, of Wayne, West Virginia; was arrested on April 18, 2017, at 1:49 P.M., by Sheriff Garrett Roberts of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • FLAGRANT NON SUPPORT ( 2 SEPARATE COUNTS), • NON-SUPPORT, • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 

 

Tara TincherTara TincherTara Tincher, 28, of Louisa, was arrested on April 18, 2017, at 6:44 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY.

 

 

 

 

 


John W. Rowe, 57, of Louisa, was arrested on April 19, 2017, at 2:43 A.M., by trooper Craig Morella, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE), • FAILURE TO NOTIFY ADDRESS CHANGE TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.



 

 

 

 

William W. ChafinWilliam W. ChafinWilliam W. Chafin, 28, of Louisa, was arrested on April 20, 2017, at 5:02 P.M., by patrolman officer Julius Musick of the Louisa Police Department and was charged with: • CRIMINAL TRESPASS-1ST DEGREE, • VIOLATION OF COURT ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina MooreChristina MooreChristina Moore, 30, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested on April 21, 2017, at 1:34 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ricky L. StevensRicky L. StevensRicky L. Stevens, 54, of Ulysses, Kentucky; was arrested on April 21, 2017, at 2:08 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • HARASSING COMMUNICATIONS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Travis E. LayTravis E. LayTravis E. Lay, 20, of Louisa, was arrested on April 21, 2017, at 9:16 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department and was charged with: • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, • NO OPERATORS-MOPED LICENSE, • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE).



 

 

 

Christopher W. RatliffChristopher W. RatliffChristopher W. Ratliff, 37, of Louisa, was arrested on April 24, 2017, at 12:04 A.M., by deputy Dwayne Bowen, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • FAILURE TO REGISTER TRANSFER OF MOTOR VEHICLE, • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE, • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION ALL OTHERS UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

UTILITY BOARD MEETING APRIL 18, 2017

lawrence Judge/Exec John Osborne at city utilities meeting Tuesday evening where he asked the city to take over the county sewer system which, he said, is too small and costs the county unnecessary moneylawrence Judge/Exec John Osborne at city utilities meeting Tuesday evening where he asked the city to take over the county sewer system which, he said, is too small and costs the county unnecessary money

The Louisa City Utility Board met for the regular meeting Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Those in attendance were Mayor Harold Slone, Mitch Castle member, Heath Preston member, Jeff Kinser member, Steve Lycans member, and Eldred Adams City Attorney. Absent was Sam Lester. 

Utilities board members Heath Preston and Jeff Kinser as well as ,ayor Slone listened to attorney adviser Bud Perry during the meeting. Lazer photo by Gina WoodsUtilities board members Heath Preston and Jeff Kinser as well as ,ayor Slone listened to attorney adviser Bud Perry during the meeting. Lazer photo by Gina Woods

The group received an update from P&A Engineering on the sewer rehab project. The contract between the City and the Engineering firm will be finalized after a few issues are revised, Mayor Harold Slone said.

P&A Engineering stood in agreement that they were ready to begin with short notice the camera process for the sewers. The contract will have to be reviewed and approved by the City Council.

Louisa Cit utility commission met Tuesday evening April 18Louisa Cit utility commission met Tuesday evening April 18

The commission also...

* A motion by Heath Preston, second by Mitch Castle to approve the minutes from the March regular meeting and the April 4th special meeting. All members in agreement.

* City employee Martin Wright then updated the committee on the water loss project. The City has purchased an iPad for a computer program that helps track and identify water loss areas and amounts. All departments will have to account for the water that is used.

* After a lengthy discussion about whether the City should take over the part of the sewer system run by the County, County Judge/Exec John Osborne stated, "The County just wants out of the sewer business. We have no reason to stay in that business. The County is losing money monthly."

An accounting of the revenue and expenses were discussed at length. In the end, a motion was made by Steve Lycans, second by Jeff Kinser to assume the responsibility of the sewer system and relieve the County of that liability. all were in agreement. The city council, however, must approve all actions of the sewer commission.

The City is taking applications and resumes for a Class 2 or Class 3 Wastewater Treatment Operator. The application can be found at the city's website. cityoflouisa.org

The meeting was adjourned.

 


Lawrence County Fiscal Court 

  Agenda

April 18th, 2017

 

  1. Opening Prayer
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Call Meeting to Order
  4. Approve Minutes from March 21th Regular Meeting 
  5. Approve 2nd Reading of Budget Amendment # 4
  6. Approve Treasurer’s Request
  7. Approve Bills
  8. Approve Treasurer’s Report  
  9. Discuss Garbage Rates
  10. Declare April Child Abuse Prevention Month
  11. Approve Agreement and Resolution for County Road Aid FY 17-18
  12. Approve Amendment to Personnel Policy
  13. Approve 2nd Reading of Encroachment Ordinance
  14. Approve Lease Agreement between LC Fiscal Court and No Limits Fitness
  15. Speaker for Kentucky Wired
  16. Accept LC Extension Bd. FY 17-18 Budget
  17. Declare April 2017 Distracted Driving Month
  18. Approve Lowering the Speed Limit in Highbottom and Springhill to 25mph
  19. Declare April 07 Arbor Day
  20. Declare May 2017 as Building Safety Month
  21. Public Comments 
  22. Adjourn

LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - APRIL 12-17, 2017

BULLIT COUNTY, KENTUCKY MAN ARRESTED ON MAJOR DRUG POSSESSION, OTHER FELONY CHARGES, INCLUDING BEING ESCAPED INMATE

OUT OF THE 71 INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE FROM 12:01 A.M. APRIL 12 THRU 11:59 P.M. APRIL 17, 10 WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY.

ALSO, THE NUMBER OF INMATES BEING HOUSED AT THE BSRDC IS CREEPING UP AGAIN, WHERE AS OF 9 P.M. TUESDAY APRIL 18, THE TOTAL IS 269 INMATES. THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER'S DESIGNATED MAXIMUM CAPACITY IS 225 INMATES.


THE NAMES OF THE TEN MOST RECENT LAWRENCE COUNTY ARRESTS ARE THE FOLLOWING:

APRIL 18, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN

 

 Charles D Perkins Charles D PerkinsCharles D Perkins, 24, of Louisa, was arrested on April 12, 2017, at 11:14 A.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department and was charged with: • FAILURE TO APPEAR.

Later on April 12, at 4:59 P.M., Charles D. Perkins, was taken into custody by deputy Akers of the Pike County Sheriff Department and was transferred to the Pike County Detention Center on Pikeville, on the failure to appear charge, and he is being held on no bond, where he remains in custody as Tuesday evening April 18.

 

 

 

 

 


Tommy CastleTommy CastleTommy Castle, 20, of Louisa, turned himself in on April 12, 2017 at 2:47 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve jail time for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 

 

 

Andrew PerryAndrew PerryAndrew Perry, 34, of Louisa, was arrested on April 13, 2017, at 1:33 P.M., by Sheriff Garrett Roberts of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • DOMESTIC ABUSE - DUTIES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Scott TriplettLeslie Scott TriplettLeslie Scott Triplett, 42, of Louisa, was arrested on April 13, 2017, at 2:11 P.M., by officer Boleyn, of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with: • PAROLE VIOLATION (FOR TECHNICAL VIOLATION).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derick DelkDerick DelkDerick Delk, 38, of Lebanon Junction, Kentucky; was arrested on April 13, 2017, at 8:37 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (COCAINE), • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, • FLAGRANT NON SUPPORT, • PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER I, • ESCAPE 2ND DEGREE-(IDENTIFY FACILITY), • TAMPERING WITH/PRISONER MONITORING DEVICE, • THEFT BY FAILURE TO MAKE REQUIRED DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY, • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000 ( 3 SEPARATE COUNTS), • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE), • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.



 

 

 

 

Michael GrahamMichael GrahamMichael Graham, 62, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on April 13, 2017, at 8:44 P.M., by trooper Daniel G. Vossmer, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT-FAILURE TO RENDER AID OR ASSISTANCE.

 

 

 

 

 


 Todd Fitzpatrick Todd FitzpatrickTodd Fitzpatrick, 22, of Louisa, was arrested on April 14, 2017, at 12:34 P.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • CUSTODIAL INTERFERENCE - FELONY.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Melissa R. Thompson Chafin Melissa R. Thompson ChafinMelissa R. Thompson-Chafin, 41, of Louisa, was arrested on April 14, 2017, at 1:01 P.M., by officer Billy C. Slone of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with: • PAROLE VIOLATION (FOR FELONY OFFENSE).



 

 

 

 


Joshua TriplettJoshua TriplettJoshua Triplett, 23, of Webbville, Kentucky; was arrested on April 15, 2017, at 4:05 P.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$500.



 

 

 

 

 


William J. McCoyWilliam J. McCoyWilliam J. McCoy, 45, of Louisa, was arrested on April 16, 2017, at 3:01 P.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE), • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, • OBSTRUCTED VISION AND/OR WINDSHIELD, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE, • FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT).

 

 

 

 

ALL IN THE FAMILY?

ONE OF CHARGED SUSPECTS IS YOUNG COUSIN OF MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF JOHN KIRK; ALSO ARRESTED ON SIMILAR CHARGES TWICE IN 2016

APRIL 14, 2017, written by WADE QUEEN

A stolen car is being arrestedin the photo above.A stolen car is being arrestedin the photo above.


JOHNNY STEVEN KIRK top and STEVEN CASEY MEADE.JOHNNY STEVEN KIRK top and STEVEN CASEY MEADE.Deputies from the Martin County Sheriff's Department arrested two men Wednesday after they say the stole a vehicle and sold it for cash.

Just a few days after the car was reported stolen two Martin County men were caught on video with the same car at a metal recycling shop.

"Once the camera had come on they re-winded it and found a silver dodge neon that was matching the description the owner had given me," Martin County Sheriff's Deputy Cody Lowe said.

Officers said Sunday evening was the last time the owner saw the car.

In a picture taken from security video you can see two men, who police said took the car to Howell's Recycle Center and sold it for cash.

"The car, actually when I looked it up on the warrant when I was trying to process for the warrant, the car booked for 2,260 something, he got 156 dollars out of the car," stated Deputy Lowe.

On Wednesday afternoon deputies served felony warrants and arrested Johnny Steven Kirk, 20, of Beauty, Kentucky, and Steven Casey Meade, 25, of Inez, Kentucky.

"When I was up there he was with the guy that he had got the car with," according to Deputy Lowe.

Deputy Lowe said he was able to use a receipt to prove Kirk and Meade sold the car.

Deputy Lowe is warning people to take extra security measures.

"Really I think that people need to invest in security systems around their home areas, you need to keep your doors locked and cars locked also because, I mean, these people are smart," Deputy Lowe said.

Deputies say they also received a signed statement from the owner of Howell's Recycle Center saying the two men sold the car.

The Martin County Sheriff Department charged both Johnny Steven Kirk and Steven Casey Meade with with the felony of: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION AUTO - $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000.

One of the suspects, Johnny Kirk, is a cousin of Martin County Sheriff John H. Kirk. Johnny Kirk was arrested by the Martin County Sheriff Department on similar charges twice in 2016. In August and November 2016, then 19 year old Johnny Kirk was arrested on the same single felony charge of receiving stolen property under $10,000 for both arrests.

Earlier in the year, in May 2016, Johnny Kirk was arrested by Martin County deputies for nine vehicle traffic citations offenses, which were: • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE, • NO REGISTRATION PLATES, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 2ND OFFENSE, • IMPROPER TOWING, • ESCAPING CONTENTS,SHIFTING OR SPILLING LOADS, • FAILURE TO REGISTER TRANSFER OF MOTOR VEHICLE, • FAILURE TO REGISTER TRANSFER OF MOTOR VEHICLE, • NO SEAT BELT ANCHORS, CHILD RESTRAINTS.