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APRIL 14, 2015

L to R: Jason Lycan, Louisa Bass Club member, Chris Jobe, Lawrence County Court Clerk, and Jodi Parsley, Lawrence County Circuit Court Clerk

By Catrina Vargo 

Louisa, KY -- As of April 1, 2015, two new specialty license plates are available in the state of Kentucky.   The "Donate Life" plate is part of the Circuit Court Clerk's program, 'Trust for Life,' promoting organ donation and raising awareness of this important cause.  

The other plate represents wildlife, depicting a fish, but not just any fish. The fish pictured on this license plate is the world record smallmouth bass, caught in south central Kentucky's Dale Hollow Lake in 1955. Proceeds from the sale of this plate will help fund wildlife education and conservation summer camps.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, KY offers over 100 specialty plates, most of which promote a special cause.  When a specialty plate is purchased, $10 is donated to the cause it represents.

County Court Clerk Chris Jobe said the plates are a great way to promote and support an organization you are interested in.

For more information, call 606-638-4108.

April 9, 2015

Voting starts for May Primary election...


Eligible voters may begin casting mail-in absentee ballots in Kentucky’s May 19, 2015, Primary Election. Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:

· Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens
· Students who temporarily reside outside the county
· Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)
· Voters who are incarcerated but have not yet been convicted
· Voters whose employment takes them outside the county for all days and hours the polling place is open
· Voters of advanced age or who suffer from disability or illness
· Voters who are participants in the Secretary of State’s Address Confidentiality Program

Voters may request an absentee ballot application from their county clerk in person or via telephone, fax, or email. Applications for mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the clerk’s office by no later than May 12, 2015, and the completed absentee ballot must be received by the county clerk by 6:00 p.m. local time on Election Day.

“Voting is both a right and a responsibility,” said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official. “I hope as many of Kentucky’s voters as possible will make their voices heard in our Primary Election.”

Pursuant to a new law championed by Grimes, the identities of absentee voters will not be disclosed until after the election. In the past, absentee ballot applications were subject to open records requests, making absentee voters particularly susceptible to attempts to purchase their votes.

“Voters should not be subject to undue influence or intimidation in casting an absentee ballot,” said Grimes. “I’m proud to stand up for our voters and the integrity of our elections.”

Individuals who do not qualify to vote by mail-in absentee ballot may still be eligible to vote in person prior to Election Day. In-person absentee voting will begin in all counties no later than 12 working days prior to the election, although county boards of elections may permit in-person absentee voting to start earlier. In-person absentee voting is conducted during the county clerk’s regular business hours on voting machines similar to those used on Election Day.

Persons with questions about absentee voting should contact their county clerk or the State Board of Elections. Additional information is also available at www.elect.ky.gov. For details about the Address Confidentiality Program, please visit www.sos.ky.gov.

 

Contact:
Lynn Zellen, Director of Communications
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
(502) 564-3490
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KSP NEWS RELEASE

Subject: Death Investigation - Boyd County

Advisory for: Monday, April 6, 2015

 

(Ashland, KY) --   The Kentucky State Police in Ashland is investigating a fatal shooting which occurred on Saturday April 4, 2015 just prior to 4:00 am at 1520 Oneal Drive in Rush, KY (Boyd County).

The Boyd County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance with an investigation involving a burglary at the residence on Oneal Drive, which resulted in Gregory W. Coddington being fatally shot by the homeowner.

Troopers and Detectives with the Kentucky State Police Post 14 responded and began an investigation into the shooting.  During the course of the investigation it was determined Gregory Wayne Coddington, age 45, of Sarasota, FL unlawfully forced entry into the residence and engaged in a physical altercation with the homeowner.  During the altercation the homeowner fired several shots from a handgun, fatally wounding Coddington.

At this time no relationship is known to exist between the homeowner and Coddington.  The incident appears to be random and additional details will be released as they become available.   

The following agencies responded and assisted during the course of the investigation:  Boyd County Sheriff’s Department, Boyd County EMS and the Boyd County Coroner’s Office.

The case is still under investigation by Detective Jeff Kelley.

 

Contact:

Trooper First Class Michael Murriell

Public Affairs Officer

Ph: 606-928-6421

APRIL 9, 2015 

 

 

by WADE QUEEN



Brenda Graves

Brenda G. Graves, 52, of Louisa, was arrested on March 31, 2015 at 10:37 P.M. by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Office and was charged with: TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE; POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.

 

 


George Anderson

George Anderson, 50, of Louisa, was arrested on March 31, 2015 at 11:01 P.M. by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Office and was charged with: RECKLESS DRIVING; OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 2ND OFFENSE; POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA; FAILURE OF NON-OWNER OPERATOR TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE.


Taylor HowardTylor A. Howard, 22, of Louisa, was arrested on April 1, 2015 at 11:53 P.M. by Sergeant Ed Cordle of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: ONE HEADLIGHT; OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATING LICENSE; NO REGISTRATION PLATES; NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT; FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE; FAILURE TO SURRENDER REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE.


Keith Ray

 

 

Keith Ray, 25, of Louisa, was arrested on April 2, 2015 at 1:02 A.M. by patrolman Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED; NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT; OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATOR LICENSE.

William Debord

 

 

William C. Debord, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on April 4, 2015 at 12:47 P.M. by patrolman Julius Musick of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY.

 

 


sarah mooreSarah Moore, 30, of Louisa, was arrested on April 4, 2015 at 6:51 P.M. by trooper Shane Copley of Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: OBSTRUCTED VISION AND/OR WINDSHIELD; NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT; FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD; OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATOR LICENSE; OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE; FAILURE TO NOTIFY ADDRESS CHANGE TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

 

 


Jonathan W. Caudill

 

Jonathan W. Caudill, 29, of Louisa, was arrested on April 5, 2015 at 9:14 P.M. by patrolman Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS; OPERATOR MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE; DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS; POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED.

 


Joshua B. Rose

​Joshua B. Rose, 28, of Louisa, was arrested on April 5, 2015 at 9:23 P.M. by patrolman Jordan Miller of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: PUBLIC INTOXICATION CONTROLLED SUB(EXCLUDES ALCOHOL); DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.


 

 

Bertha Meade

Bertha Meade, 52, of Louisa, was arrested on April 6, 2015 at 11:32 P.M. by patrolman Jordan Miller of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: BURGLARY, 3RD DEGREE.

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Vanover

 

Jeremy Vanover Jr., 37, of Louisa, was arrested on April 7, 2015 at 11:48 A.M. by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Office, and was charged with: FLAGRANT NON- SUPPORT


 

 

Terry HensleyTerry L. Hensley, 40, of Louisa, was arrested on April 7, 2015 at 2:30 A.M. by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Office, and was charged with: ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE); ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY.

 

 

 

 

 

Bench warrants served:

Scott E. Fisher, 44, of Coal Grove, Ohio, was arrested on March 31, 2015 at 12:49 P.M. by trooper Tim Duvall of Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.


Brandon Birt, 27, of Webbville, Ky, was arrested on April 1, 2015 at 11:35 A.M. by deputy Layne?? (Badge Number 262) of the Lawrence County Sheriff Office and was charged with: SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY).


Hansel Wiley, 44, of Louisa, was arrested on April 1, 2015 at 9:14 P.M. by Sergeant Ed Cordle of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

Cornelius R. Grimm, 51, of Louisa, was arrested on April 2, 2015 at 8:33 P.M. by patrolman Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.


Juanita J. Obryan, 35, of Louisa, was arrested on April 2, 2015 at 12:49 P.M.by trooper Shane Copley of Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY).

​Heather Gillman, 25, of Louisa, was arrested on April 7, 2015 at 6:08 P.M. by patrolman Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

Failure to Appear arrests:


​Stephen Johnson, 43, of Louisa, turned himself in on April 2, 2015 at 5:58 P.M. to the Lawrence County Sheriff Office and was charged with: CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



​Mark R. Ellis, 51, of Louisa, turned himself in on April 3, 2015 at 4:13 P.M. to the Lawrence County Sheriff Office and was charged with: CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



​Robert Dillman, 51, of Louisa, was arrested on April 3, 2015 at 5:38 P.M. by patrolman Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

MARCH 31, 2015

 

by WADE QUEEN

4 arrested in drug bust by city police during midnight traffic stop between courthouse and middle school.

Leonard brandon RiceLeonard Brandon Rice, 29, of Louisa, was arrested on March 24, 2015 at 8:52 P.M. by patrol officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: NO REGISTRATION PLATES; FAILURE OF NON-OWNER OPERATOR TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE; DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESSSION; POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA; POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).

 

Lora A. Clerihew

 

Lora A. Clerihew, 52, of Fort Gay West Virginia, was arrested on March 25, 2015 at 7:57 P.M. by patrol officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE); SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

Roger BlackburnRoger Blackburn, 21, of Louisa, was arrested on March 26, 2015 at 9:23 P.M. by patrol officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:FAILURE TO OR IMPROPER SIGNAL; NO REGISTRATION PLATES; NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT; FAILURE OF NON-OWNER OPERATOR TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE; OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE; CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON.

 

Tony J Moore

 

Tony J. Moore, 40, of Louisa, was arrested on March 26, 2015 at 10:51 P.M. by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Office and was charged with: POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON.

 

 

Jessee caudillJesse F. Caudill, 31, of Louisa, was arrested on March 26, 2015 at 10:48 P.M. by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Office, and was charged with: THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING/DISPOSITION-SHOPLIFTING (FELONY).

 

 

 

frank d spearsFrank D. Spears, 30, of Louisa, taken into custody by the Lawrence County Court on March 27 at 12:43 P.M.  and was charged with: CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER

 

 

 

kennth Ray PressleyKenneth Ray Presley, 46, of Louisa, was arrested on March 27, 2015 at 12:55 A.M. by patrol officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED.

 

 

 

Leslie Scott Triplett

 

Leslie Scott Triplett, 40, of Louisa,was arrested on March 27, 2015 at 12:55 P.M. by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Office,and was charged with: SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

Ronnie B. Shannon

 

Ronnie B. Shannon, 19, of Louisa, was arrested on March 27, 2015 at 12:32 A.M. by patrol officer Jordan Miller of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: TRAFFICKING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF SCHOOL; NO REGISTRATION PLATES; NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT; REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED; POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA; SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

Travis Harmon

 

Travis Harmon, 19, of Sitka, Kentucky,was arrested on March 27, 2015 at 12:44 A.M. by patrol officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: TRAFFICKING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF SCHOOLDRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESSION.

 

Wayne A. Reynolds

 

Wayne A. Reynolds, 22, of Louisa,was arrested on March 27, 2015 at 12:39 A.M. by patrol officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: TRAFFICKING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF SCHOOLDRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESSION.

 

Mark R. Ellis

 

Mark R. Ellis, 51, of Louisa, turned himself in on March 27, 2015 at 5:56 P.M. to the Lawrence County Sheriff Office, and was charged with: CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

Dewey Ramey

 

Dewey Danial Ramey, 48, of Blaine, Kentucky, was arrested on March 28, 2015 at 2:48 A.M. by trooper Patrick Hamilton of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

william O. Kennedy

 

William O. Kennedy, 48, of Webbville, Kentucky, was arrested on March 29, 2015 at 11:21 P.M. by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Office, and was charged with: ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY.