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NOVEMBER 9, 2015

Louisa City Council

Regular November meeting         

November 10, 2015

7:00 PM

Louisa City Hall


Call to order.

Pledge of allegiance and Prayer.

Mayor comments. 

Approve minutes for October 13, 2015.

Levisa Lane.

Vehicle leasing 

Performance contract-Greg Copley, UK Applied Energy Research

Council comments.

Audience comments.

Executive Session.                                                                    


NOVEMBER 5, 2015


Civil Suits

Case Coal Sales, LLC vs . Everett Energy, LLC and Roger L. Kirk.- Roger Kirk asks complaint be dismissed for cost, attorney fees and all proper relief.

Rhonda Kitts vs. Kendall Slusher.- Kitts states on March 17, 2014 Slusher was operating a fully loaded coal hauling commercial vehicle in a negligent and unsafe manner resulting in injuries to her that incurred lost wages and medical expenses.

Commonwealth of Kentucky, ex. rel. Hannah Osborne vs. Harry D. Delong- Asks for Child support for minor child.

Janet S. Young vs. Stephen Edens - Grandmother and current legal custodian of minor children asks for child support?

Three Rivers Medical Center vs. Lowell Hayes- To claim debt of $17,974.56 for services provided by Plaintiff.

Monte Hay vs. EIP Ky. , LLC- Hay has requested EIP to stop misusing, interfering, and planning to interfere with his easement of property he owns in Lawrence County.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A vs . Michael B. Marshall and Diannia L. Marshall- Foreclosure on property.

Chester K. Spence vs. Rhea Dawn Cassady - Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.

Harold Diamond vs. Miles V. Diamond, Marina Diamond Kerr, Merilee Diamond Wilkerson- Petition for Partition of Real Property in Louisa of Lawrence County.

Jason Cook vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.- Plaintiff states on or about Feb. 15, 2015 he was injured on premises of Walmart Store, Inc. Located in Louisa, Kentucky.

Federal National Mortage Association, (Fannie May) vs. Todd Coverdale - Complaint for Foreclosure.

Commonwealth of Kentucky ex. rel. Cabinet for Health and Family Services , Melanie J. Derifield vs. Donald Pack- Petitioner has physical custody of minor children and asks Court to require Respondent to pay child support.

Nationstar Mortage, LLC vs. Steven Prater- Complaint for Foreclosure.



Brandon Charles Fitch, 29, Louisa, Ky. to Jessica Danielle Fletcher, 26, Inez, Ky.

Hurl S. Skaggs, 62, Blaine, Ky. to Glenda S. Lester, 62, Martha, Ky.

James Arthur Dalton, 50, Louisa, Ky. to Karen Lynn Marcum, 27, Louisa, Ky.

Joey Fletcher , 55, Ulysses, Ky. to Teresa Ann Martin, 52, Ulysses, Ky.

Michael Richard McQuate, 44, Minford, Ohio to Tammy Edith Carrol, 50, Minford, Ohio.

Charles Ricky Boothe, 54, West Pedro, Ohio to Lorri  Ellen Shumate, 50, West Pedro, Ohio.

Marion J. Myers, 68, Napoleon, Ohio to Sandra Lynn Jennings, 60, Napoleon, Ohio.

Kevin Tyler Mullett, 18, Louisa, Ky. to Brittany Faye Mckenzie, 18, Louisa, Ky.

Jacob Jay Thierry, 38, Fort Gay, W.VA to Dora Mabry Thierry, 37, Fort Gay, W.VA .

Donation Page Peck, 22, Huntington, W. VA , to Holly Diana Lee Hughes, 24, Huntington, W. VA.

William Michael Shay Wellman, 23, Webbville, Ky. to Donita Lavonne Damron, Webbville, Ky.

Christopher Louis Fannin, 30, Fort Gay, W. VA to Kayla Renae Baisden, 23, Fort Gay, West VA.

Rodney Keith Copley, 39, Fort Gay, W.VA to Earlena Rae Preston Spears, 44, Fort Gay, W. VA.

Tristan Michael Ray Bowens, 19, Louisa, Ky. To Tabitha Marie Wallace, 18, Louisa, Ky.

John Michael Howard, 22, Martha, Ky. to Josie Lashae Tolliver, 19, Martha, Ky.

Christopher Wesley Endicott, 25, Oil Springs, Ky. to  Sasha Lynn Dempsey, 27, Louisa, Ky.


Samuel S. Kingsmore and Phyllis Kingsmore, Louisa, Ky. , Janet K. Beckelheimer And Greg Beckelheimer, Louisa, Ky., Karen K. and William M. Kennedy, Lexington, Ky. in Deed of Conveyance with L & B Oil and Gas, Inc. of Harold, Ky.

Chris Jude, Lowmansville, Ky. in Deed of Conveyance unto Roy Jude, Lowmansville, Ky.

Mineral Deed-- Gary D. Truck, President of Big River Energy Corporation, Wayne, W Va in Deed of Conveyance with Denvil L. Gish and Clarence B. Gish, Rich Creek Road, Louisa, Ky. 

Ella Faye Bryant Blackburn, Louisa, Ky., Carol Fann, Louisa, Ky., Estill Dean Bryant and Beth Bryant of Washington Rd. Norwalk, Ohio, Eugene Bryant and Edna Bryant, Norwalk, Ohio, Ralph and Patty Bryant , Norwalk, Ohio, Billie Salyer and Ronald Salyer, Sandusky, Ohio, Curt Bryant, Jr. and Michelle Bryant, Pinnacle, Nortth Carolina, Crystal Bryant, King, North Carolina in Deed of Conveyance to Gerald Bryant of Georges Creek Rd, Louisa, Ky.

General Warranty Deed (Oil and Gas only) -- David and Kimberly Compton, Louisa, Ky. to AEG Mineral, LLC of Ashland, Ky.

General Warranty Deed ( Mineral Only) Troublesome Creek Gas Corporation, Pikeville, Ky. to AEG Mineral, LLC of Ashland, Ky.

General Warranty Deed ( Oil and Gas only) Willard and Patty Carter , Martha, Ky. to AEG Mineral, LLC of Ashland, Ky.

L and B Oil and Gas , Inc. Harold, Ky. on Deed of Conveyance with Grantees Leonard and Bulavene Hall. Harold, Ky.

Myrtle Lou Smith Morgan and Roy G. Morgan, Columbus, Ohio in Deed of Conveyance with Garfield and Sharon Horn Smith, Ulysses, Ky.

Thomas F. Bailey and Ruth A. Bailey of Hobe Sound. Fl. in Deed of Conveyance with Calvin Dale Workman , Louisa, Ky.

General Warranty Deed -- ( Mineral Only) -Troublesome Creek Gas Corp. to AEG Mineral, LLC, Ashland, Ky.

Gaye McKenzie Griffith and Billy Griffith, Louisa, Ky. in Deed of Conveyance Thomas F. Blevins and Patsy Blevins,  Louisa, Ky.    

Phyllis Pinson, Louisa, Ky. in Deed of Conveyance with Madison M. Preston , Louisa, Ky. and Cynthia S. Preston, Louisa, Ky.

Land Contract made with Christopher Keesee and Lisa Keesee, Meads Branch Rd., Louisa, Ky."Sellers" and Justin and Andrea Tackett, Meads Br. Rd., "Purchasers'.

Glenn Reeves and Patty Reeves, Thelma, Ky. (Johnson Co. ) in Deed of Conveyance with Danny and Kimberly Spence, Ulysses, Ky.

David and Linda Moore, Beauty, Ky. in Deed of Conveyance with Clelly Sally, Warfield, Ky.

Christopher T. Moore and Amy J. Moore, Louisa, Ky. in Deed of Conveyance with Trinity J. and Dorothy S. Moore. Webbville, Ky.




October 25, 2015 



Five Lawrence County residents were arrested on separate charges in areas outside of Lawrence County between October 5 and October 15.

Three were picked up in Johnson County, one in Rowan County, and the fifth was detained in Johnson County by a state parole/probation official.

The five people who were charged:

Amy Cornette Amy R. Gantt Shelby Barnette Angela webb 

Amy M. Cornette, 31, of Louisa, was arrested on October 5, 2015, at 2:43 P.M., by deputy Terry Tussy of the Johnson County Sheriff Office, and was charged with: • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER $10,000.

Amy R. Gantt, 26, of Louisa, was arrested on October 5, 2015, at 1:52 P.M. by deputy Richard Salyer of the Johnson County Sheriff Office, and was charged with: • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY)

Shelby Barnett, 24, of Lomansville, Kentucky, was arrested on October 8, 2015, at 4:43 P.M., by an officer from the Kentucky Department of Corrections - Probation & Parole, and was charged with: • PAROLE VIOLATION (FOR TECHNICAL VIOLATION).

Angela L. Webb, 43, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on October 14, 2015, at 5:43 P.M., by trooper Royce Collett of the Kentucky State Police POST 8 Morehead, and was charged with: • (4) SERVING BENCH WARRANTS FOR COURT.

Joshua Lee Ratliff, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on October 15, 2015, at 3:00 P.M.; by troopers from the Kentucky State Police POST 9 Pikeville, and was charged • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

Ratliff was arrested earlier this month on October 1 by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department on 3 charges, one of which was possession of the potent illegal street narcotic drug heroin. (SEE PREVIOUS LAZER REPORT)


OCTOBER 31, 2015


Louisa-resident Megan Patrick (center), a dispatcher at Kentucky State Police Post 14 in Ashland, received her KSP Telecommunications Academy diploma from KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer (right) and Jason Long, law enforcement training instructor (left), on Oct. 22 in Frankfort. The training included 236 hours of instruction during a six-week period. A 2012 graduate of Lawrence Co. High School and 2014 graduate of Ashland Community and Technical College, Patrick is the daughter of Jennifer Patrick of Louisa, Ky. To watch a short video about KSP telecommunicators, click on the following link: or visit www.kentuckystatepolice .org


Three New Troopers Assigned to Post 14 - CARTER COUNTY

Front Row Zach Scott, Back Left to Right Bradley Couch, Cory Tharp

(Ashland, KY) --   The Kentucky State Police has added three new troopers to the ranks at Post 14 in Ashland.

The new troopers are part of the agency’s 93rd cadet class. They reported for duty on May 24, 2015 in a class that consisted of 70 cadets.  Twenty-five resigned during the rigorous 23-week training cycle that followed. Four women started the program and one, Tiffany Bond, of Prestonsburg, completed the training. Two African Americans, one Asian American and one American Indian\Alaskan native also graduated in the class.  The graduation and commissioning ceremony of the 45 new troopers was held in Frankfort, KY on October 29, 2015.

The training included more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study in subjects such as constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed vehicle pursuit, criminal investigation, computer literacy, hostage negotiations, evidence collection, radio procedures, search and seizure, crash investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, land navigation, electronic crimes, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials.

The new troopers are:

TROOPER              BADGE                  

  Cory Tharp                     506            

  Bradley Couch             1177               

Zach Scott                     661                  

Tharp, of Argillite, KY, is a 2006 graduate of Greenup County High School and a 2011 graduate of Ashland Community and Technical College.

Couch, of Hazard, KY, is a 2007 graduate of Perry County Central High School.  He attended Hazard Community College and spent four years as an Officer with Hazard Police.

Scott, of Russell Springs, KY, is a 2010 graduate of Russell County High School and attended Western Kentucky University.

Each of the troopers will be assigned to Carter County and will be supervised by a training officer for six to eight weeks after reporting to their post duty assignments.

KSP is currently accepting applications for its next traditional, 23-week cadet class. The class is scheduled for the summer of 2016.  Applicants must be 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen, in good health and possess a valid driver’s license with no more than six driver demerit points. Applicants must also possess a minimum of 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university or be a high school graduate with at least two years of either active military duty or experience as a full-time, sworn law enforcement officer. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at and click on Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home for more information or to download an application. Anyone interested in obtaining more information after visiting the website can call 1-866-360-3165 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, or leave a message any other time.

Trooper First Class Michael Murriell

Public Affairs Officer

Ph: 606-928-6421





Sheriff's Report

Sept. 29-Oct. 9, 2015

Travis Hylton, 35, was arrested Sept. 29 on  Isaac Park Road, two miles  west of Louisa, and was served a parole violation warrant in a prior case. Arresting officer:  Mason Keefer.

Joshua Ratliff


Joshua Lee Ratliff, 32, was arrested Oct. 1 on Hwy. 2565, one mile south of Louisa and charged with Expired Temporary Plate, Drug Paraphernalia and Possession Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin).  

According to the police report, the subject's vehicle was stopped for expired temporary plate.  Upon consent to search, a small baggy was located with powder substance, which Ratliff identified to be Heroin, and also gave up a syringe. Subject was cooperative.  Arresting officer--Deputy Mark Wheeler. 



Leslie TriplettLeslie Scott Triplett, 40, Louisa, KY was arrested Oct. 11 inside the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, 26 miles south of Louisa, and served a bench warrant in a Boyd County case.  Bond was set at $1,500.  Arresting officer, Deputy Mark Wheeler.

Randall D. Donta II, 25, Ashland, KY, was arrested Oct. 10 at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office in the city limits of Louisa and served an indictment.  Bond set at $15,000.  Arresting officer, Deputy Mark Wheeler.

Lincoln P. Nutter, 30, Louisa, KY, was arrested Oct. 9 on Rt. 3, 1 mile north of Louisa and charged with Driving DUI Suspended License.  

According to the police report, Sgt. Chuck Jackson responded to a call at the above location and the subject told him that he and his friend was driving his car and wrecked by hitting a utility pole.  He advised that his friend of whom he did not remember his last name, took off to the tree line. Nutter had blood on his lips and teeth, had what appeared to be seatbelt marks on his left side.  Only the driver's airbag was deployed, and only the driver's side seatbelt was locked into position. Sgt. Jackson gave Mr. Nutter a sobriety test which he failed.  

Johnathan E. Lester, 26, Louisa, KY, was arrested Oct. 9, at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office in the city limits of Louisa, and served an indictment. Bond was set at $5,000.  Arresting officer, Deputy Michael Wheeler.

Travis A. Cordle, 26, Louisa, KY, was arrested Oct. 9,  at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office in the city limits of Louisa, and served an indictment.  Bond set at $ 15,000.  Subject turned himself in.  Arresting officer, Deputy Mark Wheeler.

David R. Gietzen, 25, Louisa, KY, was arrested Oct. 9, at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office in the city limits of Louisa and served an indictment.  Bond set at $10,000.  Subject turned himself in.  Arresting officer, Deputy Mark Wheeler.