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Louisa City Council June 13, 2017

Louisa citizens attended the meeting to express their opposition to the proposed annexation of new properties.Louisa citizens attended the meeting to express their opposition to the proposed annexation of new properties.
 
The Louisa City Council met for the monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Those in attendance were Mayor Harold Slone, Mitch Castle Council, Ron Cordle Council, Matt Brown Council, Lisa Schaeffer Council, Tom Parsons Council, John Nolan Council and Greg Fugitt Louisa Police Chief.

The Mayor explained to the audience and council that the newly purchased garbage truck is awaiting some minor alterations and then it will be road ready.

Mayor and Albertville Mission Group representativesMayor and Albertville Mission Group representativesMayor Slone also recognized a Mission Group from Albertville, GA who graciously decided that Louisa would be their summer home away from home. The volunteers will be helping the elderly and those less fortunate with repairs and improvements to their homes.

A large majority of the meeting focused on the 3 options for the Council on annexation.

Several residents from Highbottom and Springhill were in attendance and expressed a strong feeling about not wanting to be annexed into the City of Louisa.

Their concerns were not new ones. Most of them just did not accept the proposal because they have been against it in the past and just do not want to become a part of the city.

The Council discussed the options and came to the conclusion to annex the strip of land on Rt 2565 and Rt 644 to include the businesses along that strip. It will involve a few residents who live in the area. (subject to vote by those who live on the proposed annexed area)

Mitch Castle made the motion, second by John Nolan to proceed with this route. The next step is to contact a surveyor to lay out exactly what land and businesses will be included. All members were in agreement.

*  Motion made by Ron Cordle, second by John Nolan to approve the Second Reading of the Amendment Ordinance 2016-06-A Establishing the Meeting Time and Date for the Louisa Utility Board. The meeting was changed to the first Tuesday of the month.

*  Motion by John Nolan, second by Ron Cordle to approve the Second Reading of the Amendment Ordinance 2017-03 Establishing the Annual Budget for the FY 17/18 for the City of Louisa

*  Motion by Ron Cordle, second by Tom Parsons to approve the Second Reading of the Amendment 2017-04 Establishing the Budget for the Louisa Utility Board for FY 17/18

*  Motion by Mitch Castle, second by John Nolan to approve the Second Reading of Ordinance 2017-05 Compensation of City Employees pursuant to KRS 83A.070

*  Motion by Ron Cordle, second by Tom Parsons to approve the Second Reading of Ordinance 2017-06 Compensation of Utility Board Employees pursuant to KRS 83A.070

*  The Mayor proposed an alternate way to pay for the new Mini Excavator. Instead of borrowing the money at a rate of 7.5% interest, the City has in its possession an old CD valued at more than the expected purchase amount of the new peice of equipment. The City would make monthly contributions toward the CD until the balance was restored to the original value. This would allow the City to enjoy the benefits of the new excavator without incurring any new debt. Motion made by Lisa Schaeffer, second by Tom Parsons, all in agreement to proceed .

*  Motion made by John Nolan, second by Ron Cordle to advertise for bids for the construction of the new City Garage Buildings. Two buildings are needed. One for equipment and the other for the storage of salt needed for the winter. This would help the City cleanup and organize this area. Funds needed for the project came from the sale of land to the State of Ky.

The Mayor also swore in the newest member of the City of Louisa Police Department. Officer Shane James, is the son of Bobby and Bridget James of Louisa, Ky. (See separate Lazer story)

The meeting was then adjourned.

 

Mayor Slone swears in new Louisa policeman

Officer James swearing inOfficer James swearing in

Louisa Mayor Harold Slone with Police Chief Greg Fugitt swear in new city police officer Shane James at the city council meeting. Patrolman James is the son of Bobby & Bridgett James of Louisa.

Officer James with parents Bobby & Bridgett James of Louisa.Officer James with parents Bobby & Bridgett James of Louisa.

See Lazer story later today...


Theft ring charged in June indictments; Lawrence Grand Jury returns multiple other charges

The home of a couple presently doing time for Trafficking is burglarized and the 3 people responsible are caught and indicted this month. Heather and Glen Fluty had been awaiting their sentence in Federal court when their garage was burglarized.

 

Here are the June indictments:


Jimmy D. MaynardJimmy D. MaynardJimmy Dale Maynard, 38 of Louisa, KY indicted for MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE 1st offense, (class B felony that carries a penalty of 10 to 20 years) PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER (enhancement)

The Grand Jury charges that on or before May 3rd, 2017 in Lawrence Co., Mr. Maynard was acting alone in complicity with Christina M. Moore, Curtis Rowe, William Perry and/or Michael Mills knowingly and unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamine or being in possession of the chemicals and equipment to manufacture methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. The defendant also charged with Persistent Felony Offender for having been convicted of a previous felony. Bail set at 10,000.

On a separate indictment:

Jimmy Dale Maynard, 38 of Louisa indicted on POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE 1st degree, (a class d felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years) USE/ POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 1 st offense (class A misdemeanor) ASSAULT IN THE 4th DEGREE (class A misdemeanor)

The grand jury charges that on or before April 6, 2017 the defendant committed the offenses by knowingly and unlawfully possessing methamphetamine, I controlled substance possessing a torch tip top two pieces of aluminum foil with burn marks, three coffee filters and two lightbulbs. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully assaulted his domestic partner Christina Moore, causing physical harm to her. Bail set at 5000.

 

 


Michael Mills, 57 of Lomansville, KY. Indicted on MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE (a class B felony with a penalty of 10 to 20 years)

The Grand Jury charges that on or before May 3, 2017 in Lawrence County that Mr. Mills acting alone or in complicity with Curtis Dale Rowe, Jimmy Dale Maynard, Christina M. Moore and/or William George Perry knowingly and unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamine or being in possession of the chemicals and equipment to manufacture methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Bail set for 20,000.

 

 

 

 

Curtis RoweCurtis RoweCurtis Dale Rowe, 42 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE 1st offense (a class B felony with a penalty of 10 to 20 years) and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER (an enhancement) The Grand Jury charges that on or before May 3, 2017 in Lawrence County that Mr. Mills acting alone or in complicity with Michael Mills, Jimmy Dale Maynard, Christina M. Moore and/or William George Perry knowingly and unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamine or being in possession of the chemicals and equipment to manufacture methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, the defendant having been convicted of a previous felony is charged with persistent felony offender. Bail set at $30,000.

 

 

 

 

Christina MooreChristina MooreChristina M. Moore, 31 of Lomansville, KY. Indicted on MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE (a class B felony with a penalty of 10 to 20 years) The Grand Jury charges that on or before May 3, 2017 in Lawrence County that Mr. Mills acting alone or in complicity with Curtis Dale Rowe, Jimmy Dale Maynard, Michael Mills and/or William George Perry knowingly and unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamine or being in possession of the chemicals and equipment to manufacture methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Bail set for $20, 000.

William George Perry, 46 of Louisa, KY. Indicted on MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE (a class B felony with a penalty of 10 to 20 years)

The Grand Jury charges that on or before May 3, 2017 in Lawrence County that Mr. Mills acting alone or in complicity with Curtis Dale Rowe, Jimmy Dale Maynard, Michael Mills and/or Christina Moore knowingly and unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamine or being in possession of the chemicals and equipment to manufacture methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Bail set for $20, 000.

James BurchetteJames BurchetteJames Burchette, 38 of Louisa, KY. Indicted on 2 COUNTS OF RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER $10,000 (a class D Felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years)

The Grand Jury charges that on December 11th, 2016 through December 29th, 2016 in Lawrence Co. the defendant was knowingly and unlawfully in possession of a 2001 Honda Shadow motorcycle stolen from Glenn Fluty of Louisa with a value of $2500. Mr. Burchette knowingly and unlawfully possessed a Honda 500 Foreman ATV stolen from Glenn Fluty with a value of $1000. Bail set at $5000.

ON A SEPARATE INDICTMENT:

James Burchette, 38 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER 10,000 (a class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years) The grand jury charges that on or about November 12, 2016 through January 12, 2017 in Lawrence County that the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a 1999 GMC Sierra pick up truck stolen from Alesha and Jonathan Stacy.


William J. McCoyWilliam J. McCoyWilliam McCoy, 45 of Louisa, KY. Indicted on BURGLARY IN THE 3rd degree (a class D Felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years) THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OVER $500./COMPLICITY (a class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years)

The Grand Jury charges that on or before December 11, 2016 through December 29, 2016 in Lawrence County Kentucky, William McCoy acting alone or in complicity with William Green Ramey and Crystal Cordle knowingly and unlawfully entered and remained in an out- building owned by Glenn Fluty with the intent to commit a crime of theft. Mr. McCoy acting alone or in complicity with Green Ramey and Crystal Cordle knowingly and unlawfully taking a 2001 Honda shadow motorcycle valued at 2500 Suzuki 50 model dirt bike valued at $200, a Kawasaki 110 model dirt bike valued at 200, and a Stihl brand trimmer valued at 200, a Stihl brand brush cutter valued at 300., A projector valued at 200, chainsaw valued at 75, a reciprocating saw valued at 75, a Honda Fourman valued at 1000., air compressor, craftsman tool box, tool bucket and a miter saw valued at 75., and $1450. Worth of various hand tools from Glen Fluty. Bail set for $5000.00.

On a separate indictment:

William J. McCoy, 45 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER 10,000 ( a class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years) The grand jury charges that on or about September 2, 2016 the defendant acting alone or in complicity with Green Ramey committed the offense of receiving stolen property by knowingly and unlawfully being in physical possession of a 1993 Chevrolet Silverado pick up stolen from Helen Spence. Bail set at 5,000.

 

 

 

William RameyWilliam RameyWilliam Green Ramey, 37 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on BURGLARY IN THE 3rd DEGREE (a class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years), THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OVER $500. (a class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years)

The Grand Jury charges that on or before December 11, 2016 through December 29, 2016 in Lawrence County Kentucky, Mr. Ramey acting alone or in complicity with William McCoy and Crystal Cordle knowingly and unlawfully entered and remained in an out- building owned by Glenn Fluty with the intent to commit a crime of theft. Mr. Ramey acting alone or in complicity with William McCoy and Crystal Cordle knowingly and unlawfully taking a 2001 Honda shadow motorcycle valued at 2500 Suzuki 50 model dirt bike valued at $200, a Kawasaki 110 model dirt bike valued at 200, and a Stihl brand trimmer valued at 200, a Stihl brand brush cutter valued at 300., A projector valued at 200, chainsaw valued at 75, a reciprocating saw valued at 75, a Honda Fourman valued at 1000., air compressor, craftsman tool box, tool bucket and a miter saw valued at 75., and $1450. Worth of various hand tools from Glen Fluty. Bail set at $5000.

On a separate indictments:

William Green Ramey, 37 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER $10,000 (a class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years) The Grand Jury charges that on or about September 2, 2016 that William Green Ramey acting alone or in complicity with William McCoy committed the offense of receiving stolen property by knowingly and unlawfully being in physical possession of a 1993 Chevrolet Silverado pick up stolen from Helen Spence.

William Green Ramey, 37 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING UNDER $10,000. (a class D felony with A penalty of 1 to 5 years) The grand jury charges that on or about November 2, 2016 in Lawrence county Kentucky William Remy committed the offense of theft by unlawful taking by taking a 1999 GMC Sierra pick up truck belonging to Jonathan and Alesha Stacy. Bail set at $5000.

 

 

 

Crystal Dawn CordleCrystal Dawn CordleCrystal Cordle, 45 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on BURGLARY IN THE 3rd DEGREE (a class D felony without penalty of 1 to 5 years) THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OVER $500./Complicity (a class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years)

The Grand Jury charges that on or before December 11, 2016 through December 29, 2016 in Lawrence County Kentucky, Ms. Cordle acting alone or in complicity with William McCoy and William Ramey knowingly and unlawfully entered and remained in an out- building owned by Glenn Fluty with the intent to commit a crime of theft. The defendant acting alone or in complicity with William McCoy and William Ramey knowingly and unlawfully taking a 2001 Honda shadow motorcycle valued at 2500 Suzuki 50 model dirt bike valued at $200, a Kawasaki 110 model dirt bike valued at 200, and a Stihl brand trimmer valued at 200, a Stihl brand brush cutter valued at 300., A projector valued at 200, chainsaw valued at 75, a reciprocating saw valued at 75, a Honda Fourman valued at 1000., air compressor, craftsman tool box, tool bucket and a miter saw valued at 75., and $1450. Worth of various hand tools from Glen Fluty. Bail set at $5000.

On a separate indictment:

Crystal Dawn Cordle, 45 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON (a class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years) The grand jury charges that on or before March 22, 2016 in Lawrence county Kentucky, Crystal Dawn Cordle committed the offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon buy knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of a Remington 770 300 Win Mag Bolt Action Rifle after having been previously convicted of a felony.

 

 

 

 

Keith HammondsKeith HammondsKeith Hammond, 50 of Louisa Ky. Indicted on BURGLARY IN THE 1st DEGREE (a class B felony with a penalty of 10 to 20 years) 2 counts of POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON/COMPLICITY (class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years) and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER (an enhancement)

The Grand Jury charges that on or before May 14, 2017 Keith Hammons acting alone or in complicity with Jesse Taylor committed the offense of burglary by knowingly and unlawfully entering the residence of Joe Osborne and John Osborne in Webbville, Ky. With the intent to commit the crime of theft and upon flight was armed with various firearms, The defendant possessed a 12 gauge shotgun after having been previously convicted of a felony, and possessed a 50 caliber black powder rifle after having been previously convicted of a felony, The defendant having been charged in the indictment along with the previous felony is charged Persistent Felony Offender.

 

 

 

 

Holly Johnson, 39 of Webbville, Ky. Indicted on RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY/Firearm/Complicity (a class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years)

The Grand Jury charges that on or before May 14, 2017 in Lawrence County the defendant acting alone or in complicity with Jesse Taylor committed the offense by knowingly and unlawfully being in physical possession of a 12 gauge shotgun and a 50 caliber black powder rifle stolen from the residence of Joe and John Osborne in Webbville, Ky. Bail set at $5000.

 

 

 

 

Travis E. LayTravis E. LayTravis Lay, 21 of Louisa , Ky. Indicted on POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE , 1st degree,(a class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years) OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL/DRUGS FIRST OFFENSE (class A misdemeanor), BUY/POSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (class A misdemeanor) FAILURE TO WEAR SEATBELT (violation), NO OPERATORS/MOPED LICENSE (class A misdemeanor)

The Grand Jury charges that on or about March 26, 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed methamphetamine, a controlled substance, The descendent operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other substances that impair a drivers ability to operate that motor vehicle, the defendant possessed a digital scale, the defendant operated a motor vehicle without the use of seat belts and without the proper operators license. Bail set at $5000.

 

 

 

 

Marissa Doss, 21 of Prichard, WV indicted on POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (a class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 3 years) POSSESSION /USE DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (class A misdemeanor) POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (class B misdemeanor).

The Grand Jury charges on or about April 21, 2017 the defendant committed the offense of possession of a controlled substance by knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of hydrocodone, the defendant committed the offense of possession by knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of a digital scale, The defendant committed the offense of possession of marijuana by knowingly and unlawfully possessing marijuana. Bail set at $5000.

 

 

 

 

David Bryan JohnsonDavid Bryan JohnsonDavid Brian Johnson, 40 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on ESCAPE IN THE SECOND DEGREE (a class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years) FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE IN THE SECOND DEGREE ON FOOT (class A misdemeanor) RESISTING ARREST (class A misdemeanor), and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER (an enhancement) .

The Grand Jury charges that on or before May 20th 2017 in Lawrence County, David B. Johnson committed the offense of Escape by knowingly and unlawfully escaping the custody of the Lawrence County Sheriff's department by fleeing on foot while being in custody on a felony indictment. The defendant committed the offense a Fleeing/ Evading Police by knowingly and unlawfully disregarding the orders of chief Deputy Mark Wheeler's orders to “stop” who had an articulable reason suspicion that the crime of escape had been committed, The defendant committed the offense of resisting arrest by knowingly and unlawfully disregarding chief Deputy Mark Wheeler's commands while preventing the officers working in his official capacity from placing the defendant under arrest, having been convicted of a previous felony, the defendant is charged with Persistent Felony Offender. Bail set at $15,000.

 

 

 

 

 

Christina CollinsChristina CollinsChristina Collins (aka Christina Turner, aka Christina Neubig), 32 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on BURGLARY IN THE THIRD DEGREE (class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years)

The Grand Jury charges that on February 16, 2017 Christina Collins committed the offense of burglary unknowingly and unlawfully entering and remaining in Walmart of Louisa after previously being banned from the store. Bail set at $5000.

 

 

 

Jesse W. Taylor, 36 of Webbville , Ky. Indicted on RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY/Firearm/Complicity (a class D felony with a penalty of 1 to 5 years) The Grand Jury charges that on or before May 14, 2017 in Lawrence County the defendant acting alone or in complicity with Holly Johnson committed the offense by knowingly and unlawfully being in physical possession of a 12 gauge shotgun and a 50 caliber black powder rifle stolen from the residence of Joe and John Osborne in Webbville, Ky. Bail set at $5000.

An indictment is not proof of guilt but that there is enough evidence to take the case to Circuit Court.