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ASAP meeting presents approved budget, elects new chairperson and discusses upcoming events...

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The Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP), Lawrence County Division, met Friday, Jan. 17 at the Lawrence Co. Health Dept. to present the 2014 budget which has been approved.  Other items on the meeting agenda included the election of a new chairperson as well community updates and upcoming events.  

Angela Bramblett welcomes those in attendanceAngela Bramblett welcomes those in attendanceAngela Bramblett, Pathways Prevention Specialist, opened the meeting by welcoming everyone, and updating member information.  Lunch was served, and the meeting began.

The 2014 approved project budget totaled $16,232.64 with the 2013 carryover, and included monies for such projects as substance abuse treatment programs by Pathways and Cornerstone Christian Counseling, smoking cessation classes by LC Health Dept., and materials for AA/NA.

Other items in the budget included regular operation funds such as personnel, training, fees, rent, and other necessities.

Faith Frazier, former Director of the LC Health Dept. had held the position of Chairperson of the local ASAP board, but due to her resigning and moving from the area, the position reverted to Carolyn McGuinn, who was doing double duty, also serving as Vice-Chairman.  Dr. Shelia Kensinger, CEO of Cornerstone Christian Counseling  and Riverview College of Christian Counseling in Louisa, was voted in as the new Chairperson and will serve in that position until the next election.

The date for the 2014 Health and Wellness Expo was announced, which is set for Sat. April 12 at the Lawrence Co. Community Center.  The Expo is a popular event geared toward health and wellness in which many different vendors set up providing information, demonstrations and presentations on various health topics.  Carolyn McGuinn, Nutritionist with the LC Health Dept., said this year the Expo will include a 5K Run, raising money for 4H Camp.

The Expo will host free health screenings and a couple of new vendors will participate this year. Representatives from Hospice and then VA will be present.  

For vendor information, you may call the Health Dept., at 606-638-4389.  

The 'Build Your Nest Baby Fest' will be held again this year, although the date has not been determined.  The Baby Fest will be full of information regarding baby and parent needs, lots of prizes and giveaways.  Date will be posted when  announced.

Community updates included several programs in conjunction with the LC School Resource Centers including informative classes such as parenting, cooking, coupons, shopping, literacy, and a clothing giveaway. For more information on these events, you may email Noel Goble at kristinia.goble@lawrence.kyschool.us.

It was also announced that the Point Of Hope -- substance abuse recovery facility located on the Point Section in Louisa, is currently at full capacity with 14 people living in the quarters and participating in the program.  Also, Guardian Angels, an emergency housing facility is currently being built in Louisa and will hopefully be open sometime this spring.  These programs are from the Father Beiting Mission Center (FBAMC) in Louisa who are also seeking donations to continue and expand such projects.

'Stand Up For Children' will be held April 18, which is a child abuse prevention and awareness program.  More information on this event will be available soon.

The meeting was adjourned, and the next ASAP meeting was tentatively set for March 21, 12:00 noon at the LC Health Department.  

LPD gets two new officers

Julius Music, Louisa Mayor Ted Preston, and Hunter V. JamesJulius Music, Louisa Mayor Ted Preston, and Hunter V. James

 

"The Louisa Police Department still has one more opening for anyone who is interested in law enforcement," Louisa Police Chief Greg Fugitt said as he introduced two new officers to their department during the Louisa City Council meeting Tuesday evening.

Julius R. Musick and Hunter V. James both have been sworn in as the newest members of the department.

“These young men are the future of the Louisa Department and once they have completed their training I feel like they will be excellent officers for the city," chief Fugitt said.

According to Fugitt, both officers will be heading off to the Department of Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Academy in February for 19 weeks of training. Afterwards, they will have to complete the LPD Field Training Program which is an 8 week program under direct supervision of a senior officer.

"These officers were among 13 applicants that were called in for a written test and oral interview. The top 7 scorers were then sent to take the physical agility test and physiological test in which only 3 passed. Those 3 applicants then went through a drug screen, background investigation and polygraph test in which these officers were the ones that passed and completed all phases.

“The police department still has one position open, anyone wish to be considered for employment should submit their applications to the city clerk.”

Lawrence Sheriff' Arrest Report

Jan. 14, 2014

Everett Scott, 24, Inez, was arrested Jan. 11, four miles west of Louisa at Five Forks Hill, and charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.  According to the police report,  a disturbance complaint call was received on the above subject, who left the scene on foot before officer arrived.  Scott was in the roadway on  Rt. 3 North, at Five Forks Hill. Deputy Bowen observed that Scott had a very strong odor of alcoholic beverage and he admitted to drinking beer and whiskey.  Officer Bowen was concerned for Scott's safety and was afraid Scott would get hit by oncoming traffic. He was manifestly under the influence.

Alison Fitzgerald, 26, Louisa, KY, was arrested Jan. 11, at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, and charged with Burglarly and Criminal Mischief.

Subject was served a warrant.

Scott M. Donahoe,  18, Louisa, KY, was  arrested Jan. 8, 18 miles north of Louisa at 830 North Hwy. 3, and charged with Fleeing and Evading Police.  

According to the police report, Deputy Mark Keefer went to the above subject's house to serve  warrants from Boyd Co. and Lawrence Co. While knocking, Keefer said Donahue made eye contact with him and then jumped into a bedroom and then to another bedroom, and then jumped from the second story to the ground and fled into the woods. Subject was apprehended when trying to get back into the house. Donahue had the intent to  flee from police in order to avoid court.  Subject recognized officer as a Sheriff's Deputy.

On a separate citation, Donahoe was arrested  for Failure to Wear Seatbelt and Operating on Suspended License.  Donahoe was also charged with Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance.

Daryl W. Hensley, 36, was arrested Jan. 8, seven miles  west of Louisa at Hwy. 321, Millers General Store, and charged with Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence and Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle.  

According to the police report, Deputy Mark Wheeler responded to Millers General Store on Hwy. 32, in reference to male subject passed out in vehicle with beer cans and liquor bottles in the vehicle.  Upon arrival, Deputy Wheeler located Hensley who was passed out, with vehicle running, in drive with foot on brake.  Officer put the vehicle in park and turned it off. Hensley said he had dropped a friend off, then stopped there, and said he had been drinking. Subject was unsteady on his feet, lethargic, had  slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Odor of alcoholic beverage was about person, and he was not able to perform sobriety test.  

On a separate citation, Hensley was charged with Tampering With Physical Evidence. Hensley was asked multiple times if he had anything on him. Pat down did not produce anything. Once turned over to transport, subject took a Fentanyl patch off upper arm and put it in his mouth, trying to get rid of, and destroy it. Transport officer saw him, told him to throw it out, he then produced, and admitted to officer what he had done.

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