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Finances, fee offices reports included in March agenda

Lawrence County Fiscal Court 

Regular Meeting Agenda

March 21, 2017



  1.   Opening Prayer
  2.   Pledge of Allegiance
  3.   Call Meeting to Order
  4.   Approve minutes of the February 21, 2017 Meeting 
  5.   Approve 2nd Reading of Budget Amendment #3
  6.   Approve 1st Reading of Budget Amendment #4
  7.   Approve Treasurer’s Request 
  8.   Approve Bills 
  9.   Approve Treasurer’s Report
  10.   Approve Eastpark to Keep Tax Money
  11.   Approve the Jail Fund Budget FY 17-18
  12.   Approve 1st Reading on Pipes onto County Road Entrances
  13.   Accept Clerk’s 2016 Financial Report pending audit – (Clerk)
  14.   Accept Clerk’s Excess Fees
  15.   Accept Sheriff’s 2016 Fee Settlement pending audit-(Sheriff)
  16.   Accept LC Conservation District Annual Budget FY 17-18
  17.   Accept Bids on Blaine Fire Department Equipment
  18.   Approve Resolution for Contract Between Professional Services and Lawrence County Fiscal Court and Fivco ADD
  19.   Approve Agreement Between LC Fiscal Court and Legend Outfitters at the Lawrence County Beach
  20.   Approve Agreement Between LC Fiscal Court and Legend Outfitters at the County Store and Putt-Putt Golf
  21.   Approve Proclamation Making April Spring Clean-Up Month 
  22. Public comments
  23. Adjourn

Do not try to engage, call law enforcement 

LONDON, Ky. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) – have announced a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of Bobby Green.

Bobby GreenBobby GreenGreen, a convicted felon, is wanted on two outstanding state arrest warrants charging him with wanton endangerment of a police officer, 2nd degree; possession of methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree; fleeing or evading police, on foot and with a motor vehicle, 1st degree; and theft by unlawful taking.

Green is a white male, 40 years old, 5’10,” 175 lbs., blonde hair, blue eyes with numerous tattoos, who should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not try to engage, call law enforcement.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867) or KSP at (606) 878-6822 or 1-800-555-2222. Tips can also be submitted by visiting or by using the mobile “ReportIt” app. All information may be given anonymously, and all calls will be kept confidential.

More information about ATF and its programs can be found at


MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT)- A Martin County family said they couldn't believe their eyes after they say they saw their neighbor shoot a horse.

Mary Maynard and her mother said they saw the horse fall down a hill where it laid for about 30 minutes.

Maynard said she saw the neighbor then tie a strap around the horse and drag it up the hill where she says her neighbor shot it once more.

Police said the horse, which belongs to a home down the road, was shot multiple times and found dead on the back of the neighbor's property.

Maynard said the sight was so awful she had trouble sleeping last night.

"I just, I was in shock because I've never seen anybody do anything like that," Maynard said.

Sheriff John Kirk said others have come forward saying this isn't the first time something like this has happened.

He said there's better ways to deal with an animal that comes on to your property.

"You should either call the sheriff's department and let them know that they're there or or call the animal owner instead of taking the law into your own hands," Kirk said.

(Editor's Note- I saw a FB message from my friend and former student Shaunda Crum last week describing what I suspect is the same incident reported by WYMT above. But she said Sheriff Kirk's deputies came to the scene but said since they didn't see it happen, they couldn't make an arrest.)




Overcrowding at regional jail in Paintsville, rainy weather and return of major winter cold temperatures put the kibosh on arrest numbers in Lawrence county and surrounding counties this month.

The number of arrests so far this March have dropped significantly in both Lawrence county and the neighboring counties, when compared arrest levels in January and February.

There are likely 2 factors for this:

1. The recent rain and major thunderstorms that had brought back major cold winter weather in one of our most warmest and nearly snow free winters we have ever had, which has led law enforcement locally and the Big Sandy area to take advantage of the unusually warm winter to round up and catch a lot of criminals in the first two months of 2017. That has led to the likely major second factor:

2. In the last week 2 weeks of February and first 10 days of March, the number of inmates at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville has been at extremely higher than normal levels. In fact during the first weekend of March, the number of inmates that were booked and housed reached a record number -270- in a building that was built and designed for a maximum capacity of 225 inmates, and during the most of 2016 usually had a daily average of around 200 inmates.

Jail officials were becoming concerned that the extreme overcrowding was causing rising tensions among the inmate population and that it would lead to one or more serious "disturbance incidents" soon.

With the drop in the arrests in recent days, at the regional jail had dropped, where at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning March 15, the number of inmates is at a more tolerable count of 237.

In Lawrence county, in a 14 day period from February 14-28, there were 33 arrests. Of which 4 or 5 were guilty plea jail sentence contempt suspects.

In a 14 day period from march 1-14, there were 16 arrests of which 3 were guilty plea jail sentence contempt suspects.

There were 8 suspects this past week that were arrested mainly for minor offenses. Those 8 suspects are the following:

John C. ThomasJohn C. ThomasJohn C. Thomas, 27, of Louisa, was arrested on march 8, 2017, at 12:46 p.M., by deputy karl adkins of the lawrence county sheriff department, and was charged with: • serving warrant (for other police agency).






Arthur A. HolbrookArthur A. HolbrookArthur A. Holbrook III, 33, of Ashland, Kentucky; turned himself in on March 8, 2017 at 12:46 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve jail time for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.







William W. ChafinWilliam W. ChafinWilliam W. Chafin, 24, of Louisa, was arrested on March 9, 2017, at 5:28 A.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department and was charged with: • CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, • CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 3RD DEGREE.









Green W. RameyGreen W. RameyGreen W. Ramey, 36, of Louisa, was arrested on March 10, 2017, at 12:56 P.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with via a grand jury indictment: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION AUTO - $10,000 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$1,000,000.







Steve MundellSteve MundellSteve Mundell, 23, of Hyden, Kentucky, formerly from Louisa; turned himself in on March 10, 2017 at 7:00 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve jail time for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.








Charles MooreCharles MooreCharles Moore, 54, of Louisa, was arrested on March 11, 2017, at 12:42 A.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • MENACING.





Thaddeus Henson Thaddeus Henson Thaddeus Henson, 23, of Louisa, was arrested on March 11, 2017, at 7:59 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 (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE) - 1ST OFFENSE.


Ashland, Ky. (March 9, 2017)The Kentucky State Police Post 14 Ashland is investigating a theft which occurred on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Dollar General Store in Westwood, KY. 

An unidentified male and female entered the business and removed several items without paying.  The pictured female distracted the store employee while the male removed many items totaling several hundred dollars in value.

Ashland thieves March 9 2017Ashland thieves March 9 2017 

The case remains under investigation by Master Trooper Jim Ryland and at this time the identity of the subjects is unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 14 at 1-800-222-5555.