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Only voters in affected area can vote on annexation

 

The Louisa City Council met for the regular monthly meeting at 7pm on May 9, 2017 at the Louisa City Hall. Those in attendance were Mayor Harold Slone, Ronald Cordle Member, Mitch Castle Member, Tom Parsons Member, John Nolan Member, Eldred Adams City Attorney. Absent was Lisa Schaeffer. and David McKenzie, who resigned his position earlier this month due to personal reasons.

Adams reviewed the guidelines for replacing him on the Council.

The majority of the meeting was taken up by questions and concerns regarding the city's decision to explore the benefits of annexing the property along Rt 2565 and Highbottom. Around 30-35 interested residents showed up for the meeting.

The Mayor explained in detail the reasons for annexation and took questions from the audience.

The biggest concern was there continued to be a lack of information for the residents.

"It was advertised in the Big Sandy News, Levisalazer.com and Hometown TV" the Mayor told the crowd so we are making our best effort to every person affected,: Slone said. Tom Parsons added that the City is doing much better with Mayor Slone. "I have lived here for 27 years I know we must grow to expand our services."

Pat Derefield commended the city on its snow removal and her desire for her children to have a better place to live and raise their kids. She also complained of the noise at the car wash. She was assured this would be looked into.

It was also explained that only the residents living in the affected areas would be eligible to vote on the annexation.

There will be one additional meeting for residents to voice their opinions before the issue goes before the Council.

That meeting is scheduled for June 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

It was reported that $140,000 was spent on resurfacing and fixing potholes this past year. This is up from the $112,000.00 used from former Mayor Teddy Preston's contingency fund in the first year of Mayor Slone's term.
 
*  Motion made to approve the minutes of the April 11th and 25th meetings by Tom Parsons, second by John Nolan. All were in agreement.

*  No Motion made on request from Marla Balaklaw to consider a 2 yr contract on services to monitor bills by Stolie-Mitchell.

*  Motion made by John Nolan, second by Mitch Castle to consider Municipal Aid Cooperative Program. All were in agreement.

*  Motion to approve the City of Louisa budget FY2017-2018 by Mitch Castle, second by John Nolan. All were in agreement.

*  Motion to approve the restructured budget for the Water/Sewer Department FY 2017-2018 by Mitch Cordle, second by Tom Parsons, All were in agreement. (SEE LAZER STORY ON THE WATER BOARD MEETING).

* Motion made by Mitch Castle, second by Ron Cordle to accept the pending deeds and easements so that the City can acquire the part of the sewer now run by the County.

*  The bid for the Fire Department Turn Out Gear was awarded to Dils Fire and Safety for the amount of $21,434. The high bid was also accepted for the sale of the ditch witch for $5,701.

The meeting was then adjourned.


METH-DUO DISCOVERED AFTER THEY WERE FOUND PASSED OUT IN CAR WITH MOTOR RUNNING IN LOUISA

Ashley M Horn and Willis G. HornAshley M Horn and Willis G. Horn

MAY 11, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN

A Martin County couple was charged with trafficking meth after being found passed out in their vehicle.

According to the arrest report, just after 8 P.M. Monday night, May 8, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department responded to an emergency call of a man and a woman passed out in their vehicle in Louisa.

Upon the arrival of sheriff's deputies at the scene, they found 26-year old Ashley M. Horn and 26-year old Willis G. Horn, both from Inez, apparently passed out inside their vehicle while it was still running.

Ashley Horn was allegedly found passed out in the passenger seat with money in her lap. Upon searching the vehicle, officers found over one-thousand dollars in cash, two syringes, a set of scales, approximately 2 grams of what is believed to be meth and other narcotics as well as a 9mm handgun.

Both Ashley and Willis Horn were arrested and charged with trafficking and other drug related charges. They were lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, with Willis Horn being booked at 10:06 P.M. and Ashley Horn then booked at 10:17 P.M.

Ashley M. Horn was charged with: • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUB(EXCLUDES ALCOHOL), • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE), • TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

Willis G. Horn was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE), • CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON.

Both of the Horns were released soon thereafter on Bail Bonds on Tuesday afternoon.

The case remains under investigation by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department.

 

Marriages

Nathaniel Cole Holder, 32, of Denton, Ky. to Vanessa Rae Burke, 32, of Denton, Ky.

Kinda Nicole York, 28, of Louisa, KY. to Tyler Austin Howard, 24, of Louisa, Ky.

Steven Carl Yaunk, Jr., 47, of Louisa, Ky. to Stephanie Dawn Hall, 44, of Louisa, Ky.

Tammy Due Accord, 43, of Louisa, Ky. to Danny Robertson, 59, of Fort Gay, WV.


Jordanne Marie Neace, 20, of Louisa, Ky. to Roy Dewayne Spillman, Jr. , 24, of Louisa, Ky.

Brenda Kay Vaughn, 47, of Louisa, Ky to Michael Anthony Akers, 53, of Louisa, Ky.

Danielle Brooke Hatten, 18, of Ashland, Ky, to Richard Tyler Hoffman, 20, of Milton, WV.

Megan Ann Hanson, 20, of Louisa, Ky. to Job Elisha Napier, 21, of Louisa, Ky.

Richard Phillip Graham, 36, of Blaine, Ky. to Jessica Marie Barker, 36, of Blaine, Ky.

DEEDS

(Due to the number of deeds recorded in April, this is only the first half. The rest will be posted later this week)

David Marcum and Leeann Marcum to Elmer Marcum. Property located in Richardson area of Lawrence Co.

David Roberts, Lisa Kise, William Waller, Dinah Waller, Robert Kise to Michael James Murriell, and Brandi Watson Murriell. Property in Lawrence County.

Cliff and Jamie West to SBLH Land, a LLC of Ashland , Ky. Property in Lawrence County. Mineral only.

Devin L. and Jeffery Marsillett of Blaine, Ky. To SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Property located on Hood Creek in Lawrence Co.

Charles Michael Short, to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Property on Little Blaine Creek in Lawrence County. Mineral only.

Lenwood Howell and Cora Howell to SBLH Land,a LLC of Ashland, Ky. Property in Lawrence County. Mineral only.

Roger and Wanda Ross to SBLHLand, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Property in Lawrence County. Mineral only.

Roger Jude of Blaine, Ky. to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Property in Lawrence County, Ky.Mineral only.

Pamela Pope of Louisa, Ky. to SBLH Land, LLC, of Ashland, Ky. Property located on Big Blaine creek in Lawrence, County. Mineral only.

John and Rena Withrow of Webbville, Ky. to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Property in Lawrence County.Mineral only.

Larry Matthew Wells ana Peggy Wells, Blaine, Ky. to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Property in Lawrence County. Mineral only.

William and Nancy Chandler of Seabrook, SC to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Mineral only.

Isaac Randolph Hinkle and Beverly Hinkle of Louisa, Ky. to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Mineral only.

David and Geraldine Riley of Blaine, Ky. to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Mineral only.

Regina Chaney and Laikan Lester of Louisa, Ky. to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Property on Big Cat Fork in Lawrence Co. General Warranty Deed.

Harold S. AndVirginia Chandler of Dayton, Ohio to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, KY. Property in Lawrence Co. Mineral only.

Lonnie Laney and Anita Laney to Johnathan Caudill and Ashley Caudill. Property in Louisa, Ky.

N & S Construction Company, INC, of Lavalette, WV to Clayton Sherman and Carol A. Sherman. Lot in Indian Meadows of Lawrence Co., Ky.

Bobby Ray Kelley and Dorothy Kelley of Webbville, Ky. to Earlene Faye Kelley of Webbville, Ky. Tract of land of Little Fork of Little Sandy River in Lawrence County, Ky.

Clarence Wheeler of Minford, Ohio to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Mineral only.

Alford Comer of Minford, Ohio to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Mineral only.

Elmer Brafford of South Point, Ohio to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Mineral only.

William Sturgill of Lakeland, Fl. to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Mineral only.

Merven and Janet Comer of Minford, Ohio to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. mineral only.

Melvin and Shirley Comer of Norwalk, Ohio to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky.
Mineral only.

Kenneth Ray and Paulett Bays of Minford, Ohio to SBLH Land, LLC of Ashland, Ky. Mineral only.

CIVIL SUITS

Wendy Jude vs Joseph Marcum
Domestic & Family- Child Support

Emma Pridemore vs Jason McKinney
Domestic & Family- Child Support

Emma Pridemore vs Carla Conn
Domestic & Family- Child Support

US Bank National Association vs Patricia Chaffins
Foreclosure

Louisa Community Bank vs David Roberts
Debt collection in the amount of $6,569.60

Louisa Community Bank vs Ronald Perry
Debt collection in the amount of $10,174.72

Jimmie L. Stapleton vs Rosie M. Stapleton
Domestic & Family, restraining order

Peggy S. Jude vs Lonnie Jude
Dissolution of marriage

Walter Chaffins vs Whitney D. Chaffins
Dissolution of marriage

Brittany Endicott vs Timothy Endicott
Dissolution of marriage

Megan D. Bailey vs Willie M. Bailey
Dissolution of marriage

Jack Howard vs Stacy Howard
Dissolution of marriage

Gracie Zahner vs Michael Zahner
Dissolution of marriage

Inez Deposit Bank vs Donna Fannin ET, AL (unknown heirs of William Fannin) Motion for affidavit for appt. of warning order

Inez Deposit Bank vs Estate of Joe Norman Pack, ET, AL
Motion for affidavit for appt. of warning order

Louisa City Council

Agenda

May 9, 2017 -- 7:00pm

Louisa City Hall

 

*  Call to order.

*  Pledge of allegiance and Prayer.

*  Mayor comments.

*  Old Business

*  Approve minutes for April 11, 2017 and April 25, 2017.
New Business

*  Schooley Mitchell.

*  Open Bids-Fire Department Turn-Out Gear.

*  Approve first second of Ordinance 92-02-A, “Amendment to Ordinance Relating to Regular Monthly Meeting Time of Louisa City Council”.

*  Consider Municipal Aid Cooperative Program.

*  Approve City of Louisa budget FY 2017-2018.

*  Approve Louisa Utility budget FY 2017-2018.

*  Annexation comments.

*  Council comments.

*  Audience comments

*  Executive session.

*  Adjourn.

 

 

 

REGIONAL JAIL STILL WAY OVER CAPACITY

MAY 1, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN


OUT OF THE 62 INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE FROM 12:01 A.M. APRIL 25 THRU 11:59 P.M. APRIL 30, 11 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY, OF WHICH 5 WERE FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO TURNED THEMSELVES IN FOR CONTEMPT GUILTY PLEA JAIL SENTENCES.

AND THERE WAS ALSO A SPIKE IN THE NUMBER OF INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE OVER THE WEEKEND. ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON APRIL 29, THERE WERE 282 INMATES BEING HOUSED AT THE BSRDC, A FACILITY DESIGNED TO HOLD A DESIGNED MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF 225 INMATES. BY 7 P.M. MONDAY MAY 1, THAT NUMBER WAS BACK DOWN TO 262 INMATES.

THE NAMES OF THE ELEVEN MOST RECENT LAWRENCE COUNTY ARRESTS IN THE LAST SIX DAYS ARE THE FOLLOWING:

 

 Lowell Justin Maynard Lowell Justin MaynardLowell Justin Maynard, 28, of Louisa, was arrested on April 25, 2017 at 11:56 A.M., by the Lawrence County Court, and was charged via a grand jury indictment: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE), • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS, • THEFT BY DECEPTION-INCLUDE COLD CHECKS UNDER/$500, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED.



 

 

 

 

Joshua Lee RatliffJoshua Lee RatliffJoshua Lee Ratliff, 34, of Louisa, turned himself in on April 26, 2017 at 2:10 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail time sentence for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexis P. CarterAlexis P. CarterAlexis P. Carter, 27, of Louisa, turned herself in on April 26, 2017 at 2:22 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail time sentence for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stacy D. Horn ChildersStacy D. Horn ChildersStacy D. Horn-Childers, 34, of Louisa, turned herself in on April 26, 2017 at 2:26 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail time sentence for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arlene FalesteadArlene FalesteadArlene Falestead, 46, of Louisa, was arrested on April 26, 2017, at 2:30 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500,• CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-2ND DEGREE.



 

 

 

 

 


Travis A. CordleTravis A. CordleTravis A. Cordle, 31, of Louisa, turned himself in on April 26, 2017 at 2:33 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail time sentence for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 

 

 

Tommy R. CastleTommy R. CastleTommy R. Castle, 20, of Louisa, turned himself in on April 26, 2017 at 2:36 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail time sentence for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Eugene HallEugene HallEugene Hall, 58, of Louisa, was arrested on April 26, 2017, at 9:57 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • RECKLESS DRIVING, • POSSESSION OF OPEN ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN MOTOR VEHICLE PROHIBITED, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE), 2ND OFFENSE.



 

 

 

 

 

 William D. Curtis William D. CurtisWilliam D. Curtis, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on April 27, 2017, at 5:23 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua AndrewsJoshua Andrews


Joshua Andrews, 29, of Louisa, was arrested on April 29, 2017, at 3:33 A.M., by trooper Bradley Couch, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • FAILURE TO OR IMPROPER SIGNAL, • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, • RESIDENTS NOT TO USE LICENSE OF OTHER STATES, • FAILURE TO NOTIFY ADDRESS CHANGE TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jo Ann AdkinsJo Ann AdkinsJo Ann Adkins, 43, of Louisa, was arrested on April 29, 2017, at 5:00 A.M., by trooper Bradley Couch, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE) 1ST OFFENSE, • FAILURE TO OR IMPROPER SIGNAL, • POSSESSION OF OPEN ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN MOTOR VEHICLE PROHIBITED, • RESIDENTS NOT TO USE LICENSE OF OTHER STATES.