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May 12, 2014

Grand Jury returns five indictments for 2nd degree burglary; 

A Lawrence County Grand jury released six indictments Friday in Lawrence Circuit court, all of them having to do with theft and burglary. The charges were listed as below:

 

Commonwealth of Kentucky VS. Bobby J. Triplett

TriplettTriplettBobby J. Triplett, 48 of Louisa, Ky was charged on or about April 12th, 2014 and was indicted for Burglary in the Second Degree a Class C Felony with Penalty of 5-10 years and fine not more than $10,000 and Burglary in the Third Degree a Class D Felony with Penalty of 1-5 years and fine no more than $10,000.

Triplett acting alone or in complicity with Dawn Baker (AKA: Dawn Burchett), committed the offense of Burglary in the Second Degree by knowingly and unlawfully entering and remaining in a dwelling house owned by Tom Ekers located on Deerfield Cemetery Road in Lawrence County, with the intent to commit the crime of theft.

Triplett also committed the offense of Burglary in the Third Degree by knowingly and unlawfully entering and remaining in a storage building also owned by Tom Ekers located on Deerfield Cemetery Road with intent to comit the crime of theft.The indictment was filed in open court on May 9th, 2014 and bail set at $10,000
 

 

Commonwealth of Kentucky VS. Dawn D. Baker

Dawn D. Baker, 41, of Louisa, Ky was charged on or about April 12th, 2014 and was indicted for Burglary in the Second Degree a Class C Felony with Penalty of 5-10 years and fine not more than $10,000 and Burglary in the Third Degree a Class D Felony with Penalty of 1-5 years and fine no more than $10,000.

Dawn D. Baker acting alone or in complicity with Bobby Triplett, committed the offense of Burglary in the Second Degree by knowingly and unlawfully entering and remaining in a dwelling house owned by Tom Ekers located on Deerfield Cemetery Road in Lawrence County, with the intent to commit the crime of theft.Triplett also committed the offense of Burglary in the Third Degree by knowingly and unlawfully entering and remaining in a storage building also owned by Tom Ekers located on Deerfield Cemetery Road with intent to commit the crime of theft. The indictment was filed in open court on May 9th, 2014 and bail set at $10,000
 

 

Commonwealth of Kentucky VS. Nicklos Maynard

Nicklos Maynard, 25, of Lancaster, OH was charged on or about November 29th, 2013 and was indicted for Burglary in the Second Degree a Class C Felony with Penalty of 5-10 years and fine not more than $10,000 and Burglary in the Third Degree a Class D Felony with Penalty of 1-5 years and fine no more than $10,000.

Nicklos Maynard acting alone or in complicity with James C. Taylor and Nannie Blackburn committed the offense of Burglary in the Second Degree by knowingly and unlawfully entering and remaining in a dwelling house owned by Arthur Maynard with the intent to commit the crime of theft.The indictment was filed in open court on May 9th, 2014 and bail set at $10,000
 

 

Commonwealth of Kentucky VS. James C. Taylor

TaylorTaylorJames C. Taylor, 47, of Pilgrim, KY. was charged on or about November 29th, 2013 and was indicted for Burglary in the Second Degree a Class C Felony with Penalty of 5-10 years and fine not more than $10,000 and Burglary in the Third Degree a Class D Felony with Penalty of 1-5 years and fine no more than $10,000 and Persistent Felony Offender in The First Degree.

James C Taylor acting alone or in complicity with Nicklos Maynard and Nannie Blackburn committed the offense of Burglary in the Second Degree by knowingly and unlawfully entering and remaining in a dwelling house owned by Arthur Maynard with the intent to commit the crime of theft.

Taylor, having being charged in the instant indictment with the Felony count is also being charged as a Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree for the reason the Taylor now more than 21 years of age, was previously convicted of the two prior felony charges with imposed term of one or more years in prison. The indictment was filed in open court on May 9th, 2014 and bail set at $10,000
 

 

Commonwealth of Kentucky VS. Nannie Blackburn

BlackburnBlackburnNannie Blackburn, 36, of Inez, KY. was charged on or about November 29th, 2013 and was indicted for Burglary in the Second Degree a Class C Felony with Penalty of 5-10 years and fine not more than $10,000 and Burglary in the Third Degree a Class D Felony with Penalty of 1-5 years and fine no more than $10,000 and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree.

Nannie Blackburn acting alone or in complicity with James C. Taylor and Nicklos Maynard committed the offense of Burglary in the Second Degree by knowingly and unlawfully entering and remaining in a dwelling house owned by Arthur Maynard with the intent to commit the crime of theft.

Blackburn having been charged in the instant indictment with the felony count is now being charged as a Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree for being more than 21 years of age, previously convicted of prior felony with imprisonment of one or more years.The indictment was filed in open court on May 9th, 2014 and bail set at $10,000
 

 

Commonwealth of Kentucky VS. Arthur A Holbrook IIl

HolbrookHolbrookArthur A Holbrook III, 30, of Louisa, KY was indicted with Theft by Unlawful Taking under $10,000 a Class D Felony with a penalty of 1-5 years and no more than $10,000 Fine.

Arthur A Holbrook III committed the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking Under $10,000 by taking a Apple Brand IPhone with case valued at $560.00 owned by Sara Young of Louisa, KY.The indictment was filed in open court on May 9th, 2014 and bond amount of $5,000.

 

An indictment is not proof of guilt or innocense, but a charge by a grand jury that there is enough evidence for a trial to be held on the charges.


May 12, 2014

One week to go...


...before 'crossroads'  Primary election; Two more 'Meet the candidates' events this week... 

 

With a week to go before the big day, candidates in the May 20 Primary election are set for a big week of showing their stuff to voters before they go to the polls in what some have called a pivotal election.

The impending closure of the Big Sandy Power plant, reductions in coal severance tax monies and miles and miles of roads in disrepair after an unusually bad winter, have made the selection of top notch leaders in Lawrence County even more important this year.Those who win election to office are facing a major task in getting the ball rolling economically. Lawrence County is at a crossroads of moving forward with bold new initiatives to spur the economy or to remain stagnant in a fast moving, high tech world.

In what many old timers used to call "Speakins" those running for office have already been asked for their views in "Meet the Candidates" venues at Webbville, Fallsburg, the Lawrence Co. Democratic Womens Club in Louisa and more. This week the Louisa city Council has invited them to speak at the regular monthly meeting and the local Youth Football League has a 'Pow Wow" planned that will be broadcast on the local radio station.

There is a big question as to whether the candidates (there are 57 this year) will fit in the tiny city hall, much less any voters, but for the first time in recent memory the show will go on Tuesday evening (See agenda below) and the Pow Wow will be held at the Lawrence Co. Community Center next to the high school on Thursday evening.

So far neither of those groups have provided a list of questions for the candidates or a time limit for speeches. Needless to say this will be an interesting week for politics watchers with several of the races apparently headed for down to the wire finishes.

All this in a Primary election with the big showdown coming this November in what we call the "Big Election" in these parts. But usually a lot is decided in the Primary as candidates who lose line up (or not) with the party winners for the Fall. (You can see a full list of candidates and a sample ballot in this section of The Lazer).


Louisa City Council

Agenda

May 13, 2014--7:00 PM

Louisa City Hall


1. Call to order.

2. Pledge of allegiance and prayer.

3. Approve minutes for 04-08-14 and 04-29-14.

4. Meet the candidates.

5. Schooley Mitchell report.

6. Louisa Police Department.

7. Louisa Fire Department.

8. Louisa Street & Sanitation Department.

9. Louisa Water & Sewer Department.

 Water leak adjustments.

 

10. Louisa Swimming Pool.

11. Personnel policy.

12. Budget FY 2014-2015.

13. Audience comments.

14. Executive session.

15. Adjourn.

 


May 6, 2014

Election Reminder from Lawrence County Clerk; Election is two weeks away; Conway announces for Gov. in 2015...

 

Due to the election the Lawrence County Clerk’s Office will be closed for business other than that pertaining to the election on May 20th 2014. We will reopen for regular business on Wednesday May 21st 2014.

Absentee paper ballot applications must be received in our office on or before May 13th 2014 by 4:00 pm. For those who meet the requirements you can currently vote absentee in our office during our normal business hours. The Deadline for voting absentee in house is May 19th 2014 until 4:00 pm.

For those who would like to check to see if they are registered to vote as well as their voting precinct and location, you can go to our website at www.lawrencekyclerk.comand click on the Find Your Precinct link on our homepage or you can also visit our Face Book Page Lawrence County Clerks Office as well and there is a link posted to that page.  

If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact us at 606-638-4108 or 606-638-0504.

--Chris Jobe

Election observations...

by Mark Grayson

There are 57 or so candidates in the May Primary causing County Clerk Chris Jobe to predict a large turnout May 20.

All but two races are being contested either in the Primary or for the General Election in November.

The two most hotly contested county-wide races in the Primary are expected to be the County Judge/Executive and the County Jailer.

The magistrate's race on the Democratic ticket in District 1 includes the County Road Foreman which is extraordinary because of the question of whether the road foreman can do favors on roads for votes. We can find no law against the practice or evidence that he has done so, but have received several questions about the situation.

Many voters are still confused as to where they vote and in what precinct because of changes made by the state government earlier this year.

The fiscal court has given full time jobs to workers who had been part time for two years in the last two weeks. The court also created an economic director job at $630 per month and given it to a current Judge's office employee. But she told The Lazer Friday that she will not accept the position. The judge has since reportedly offered the job to at least one other person who does not presently work for the county.

Sign gardens? The state highway dept. told candidates to remove election signs along the highway but it doesn't look to me like many of them have done so. Probably wouldn't do much good because the roads are so bad a driver risks breaking an axle it he/she looks off for a few seconds anyway. They don't bother me as long as they take them down when the election is over.

All three candidates for District Judge are from Johnson Co. The top two vote getters in the Primary will square off in November for the job.

For the first time in 25 years Democrat Representive Rocky Adkins is not on the ballot.

What do you think?

 

Election news for 2015

 

Date: 05-06-2014
 

 Conway to seek governor's mansion

Kentucky Press News Service
 

ConwayConwayIt's official. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced on the Internet Tuesday that he will run for governor in 2015. He becomes the first Democrat to announce his candidacy.
 
His running mate will be state Rep. Sannie Overly, D-Paris.

The 44-year-old Conway ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 2010 when he lost to Republican Rand Paul. 

Other Democrats are said to be considering running for governor too.

 Republican Hal Heiner of Louisville previously announced his gubernatorial candidacy.

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