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DUMB CRIMINAL OF THE DAY: AZ MAN TRIES TO DRAG ATM FROM LOCAL STORE

 

An Arizona man was arrested on Burglary charges early Tuesday after authorities say he used his truck to try & pull an ATM machine from a local store.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle says an alarm company notified Casey Dispatch shortly before 3am, about an alarm at Crockett Trail General Store, seven miles West of Liberty on KY 70. The key holder stated he could see a truck in front of the store and a male subject walking around. 

 

Deputy Pierce with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office, and Officer Christian with Liberty Police Department responded to the scene. Officer Christian saw the truck leaving the store and attempted to stop it, however the driver fled toward Liberty, crashing at the bottom of Bell Hill.

 

The driver was identified as 37 year old Brandon Ferrell, of Mt. View, Arizona.

 

Security video shows Ferrell with a chain hooked to his truck, pulled the front door off the frame, then attempted to do the same with the ATM machine. Damages are estimated at over $2,000.

 

Ferrell was issued a citation due to injuries sustained in the wreck.

 

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4 FACING DRUG CHARGES IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 

On Friday, January 15, 2021, Officer Hayden Phillips was at a residence on Luda St. in reference to an anonymous drug complaint. Consent to search the residence was granted.

 

Officers located suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a stolen firearm.

 

Ronald Sharp, age 43 of Russell Springs, was charged with Trafficking in Con Sub 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.

 

Harley Russell, age 25 of Monticello, was charged with Trafficking in Con Sub 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine), and Drug Paraphernalia.

 

David Smith, age 50 of Russell Springs, was charged with Trafficking in Con Sub 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine), and Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Felisha Mann, age 32 of Russell Springs, was charged with Trafficking in Con Sub 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine) and Drug Paraphernalia.

 

All subjects were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

Officer Hayden Phillips was assisted on scene by Russell County Sheriff’s Deputy Corey Meyer, Deputy Ronnie Golden, and Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Begley.

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Casey County fiscal Court made in regular session Monday.

 

On approval of minutes from the last meeting Judge Executive Randy Dial asked that a statement be added from the last meeting from County Attorney Tommy Weddle  concerning COVID-19 liability...

 

 

The motion was made & approved.

 

Under the Treasurer's report, Judge Dial made a notation concerning the Jail budget...

 

 

Under General Business, there was a 2nd Reading & Adoption of a budget amendment...

 

 

The motion was made & approved.

 

Also under general business the court received six bids on a replacement of the chiller system at the Judicial Center. The lowest bid was from Comfort Systems USA at $165,000. The court voted to accept that bid.

 

Under Road Business, Judge Dial says the trucks that were ordered by the county for the road department are now in Louisville and should be delivered within the next week or so.

 

Under Jail Business, the Casey County Jail has taken in six new state inmates. Judge Dial says he will meet with medical providers in hopes of reducing those costs to the jail.

 

Under miscellaneous business, The judge asked the magistrates for a six-month extension on the policy concerning county employees receiving Covid pay...

 

 

The magistrates agreed and voted unanimously to extend the policy.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle give his department's monthly activity report for the month of December... 

 

 

Sheriff Weddle also gave the his department yearly activity report for 2020...

 

 

Also at last nights meeting the magistrates voted to reopen Gateway Park. Hopefully spring sports will be able to resume normal activities. The community center could also re-open soon, that was left up to the Judge's discretion.

 

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court will be Mon., Feb. 1st.

 

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DANVILLE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

 

A Danville, Ky., man, Lenoard Riley, 45, pleaded guilty on Friday, before Chief U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves, to transporting child pornography using the Internet.   

 

According to Riley’s plea agreement, he admitted that on July 30, 2017, he was in possession of 23 images and two videos of child pornography on his smart phone.  These images depicted children under 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  Riley further admitted that he knew the images he received, possessed, and transported through his computer involved minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.                       

 

Riley was indicted in March 2020.

 

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Steven L. Igyarto, Resident Agent in Charge, Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Security Investigations; and Lt. Colonel Phillip Burnett, Acting Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, announced the guilty plea.

 

The investigation was conducted by DHS-HIS and KSP-Electronic Crime Branch. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Marye.  

 

Riley is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, April 23, 2021. He faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years in prison. However, any sentence will be imposed by the Court, after its consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal sentencing statutes. 

 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.  Led by U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

 

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CASEY COUNTY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BEING FOUND HIDING IN A FARM HOUSE

 

A Casey County woman was arrested early Monday morning after being found hiding in a farm house.

 

Casey Co. Sheriff Chad Weddle reports around 3am, receiving a call from land owner, Kenny Clements, stating someone was in his farm house at 5612 Dry Ridge Road, about six miles east of Liberty. Upon arrival, officers found 54 year old Ginny Lynn Godbey, of Yosemite, hiding inside the house. Her vehicle was found hiden behind the house. No one else was in the house at the time, however, Deputies found foot prints in the snow, leading into the woods.

 

The house has been broken into in the past few weeks & numerous items taken.

 

Godbey was searched as she was taken into custody. A white pill, possibly Zanax, was found in her right front pocket.

 

She was charged with Burglary-3rd Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree-Drug Unspecified, No Insurance, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked OL.

 

Liberty Police Officer Christian assisted.

 

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KYTC OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENTS

 

For more than 70 years, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has paved the way for Kentucky’s youth to pursue rewarding careers in engineering by offering two scholarship programs that help pay for tuition and guarantee a job.

 

KYTC will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year to prospective and current college students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2021.

 

“Our scholarship program has a track record of producing future transportation leaders, like our Deputy Secretary, Mike Hancock, and our State Highway Engineer, James Ballinger,” said KYTC Secretary Jim Gray. “Investing in engineering education and providing hands-on work experience for Kentucky students benefits the entire commonwealth. It helps guarantee a talented workforce to keep transportation moving forward.”    

 

The Civil Engineering Scholarship is for students focusing on a four-year engineering degree who attend the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University or Kentucky State University. It is awarded to 10-20 new students and can be worth up to $51,000 (ranging from $6,200 to $6,600 per semester).

 

The Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship was established in 2009 and partners with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Each scholarship student will receive $3,000 per semester to complete an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology from either of the KCTCS campuses in Lexington or Prestonsburg. The Cabinet will award up to 10 scholarships to students to attend either campus.

 

Both of these scholarships provide employment during the summer and job placement at KYTC after graduation. Scholarship recipients agree to work for KYTC for a year for every year they received the scholarship. Former scholarship recipients have held top management positions at KYTC including multiple state highway engineers, chief district engineers and branch managers.

Deputy Secretary Hancock was a sophomore at the former Hopkinsville Community College when he applied for his scholarship. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1978.

 

“The Transportation Engineering Scholarship program is second to none,” Deputy Secretary Hancock said. “The scholarship program is one that caters to anyone and everyone. Once you’re in, and you begin to learn and you begin to grow in this system, the sky’s the limit. And I’m a classic example of that.”

 

A current scholarship student, Deyshon Ward, began as a math major at Kentucky State University. He now is a senior civil engineering major at the University of Kentucky. Ward has worked the last four summers in construction and maintenance in KYTC’s Lexington highway district. “It’s allowed me to see projects from start to finish,” he said.

 

“What excites me most about the program is that, after I graduate, I’ll be able to immediately work with the Transportation Cabinet, putting to use the skills I’ve worked hard to attain, with a degree, and to be able to see it pay off,” he said.

 

Ramona Brock, executive staff advisor and manager of the scholarship program, said, “The scholarships are just the beginning of a fulfilling career for many of the students who participate. Recipients have done well in their careers with KYTC. Some of them have attained the highest positions within the Cabinet, such as Cabinet Secretary, Deputy Secretary and State Highway Engineer.”

 

The application deadline for both scholarship programs is Feb. 1, and recipients will be notified in April.

 

For more information about these scholarships and other educational opportunities, please visit https://transportation.ky.gov/Education/ or call (502) 564-3730.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • David A Wethington, 26 of Liberty, was arrested by Deputy Brown with the Casey Co SO for assault 4th degree, menacing, resisting arrest, & parole violation.
  • Jacob Elmore, 23 of Liberty, was arrested by Officer Christian with the Liberty PD for assault 3rd & 4th degree, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, & wanton endangerment 1st degree.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Merenda E Ashburn, 30 of Eubank, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for operating on a suspended/revoked OL, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Timothy W Davis, 44 of Whitley City, was arrested by KSP for DUI, driving on a DUI suspended OL, no registration plates/receipt, improper display of registration plates, no insurance, failure to produce insurance card, license to be in possession, & failure to register transfer of motor vehicle.
  • Anthony B Mays, 47, was arrested for tampering with physical evidence & possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – drug unspecified.
  • Vyctoria M Poland, 29, was arrested for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/2nd offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams & drug paraphernalia.
  • Timothy N Jent, 48 of Bronston, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident failure to render aid/assistance, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – motor vehicle, terroristic threatening, reckless driving, & driving on a DUI suspended OL.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

  • Monty J Anderson, 34, was arrested by Danville PD for operating on a suspended/revoked OL, endangering the welfare of a minor, failure to use child restraint device in vehicle, & no insurance.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Donald V Means Jr., 26 of Lancaster, was arrested by Garrard Co PD for no registration plates, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine & heroin, 2 counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500, failure to notify DOT of address change, tampering with physical evidence, theft of receipt of stolen credit/debit card, receipt of credit card lost with intent to use, & receipt of credit card in violation of KRS 434.570 & 434.610.
  • Dale Willis, 57 of Berea, was arrested by Garrard Co PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

  • Michael D Foster, 35 of Russell Springs, was arrested by KSP for rape 1st degree – incapable of consent, strangulation 1st degree, & incest – under 18 years of age.
  • Ronald J Sharp, 44 of Russell Springs, was arrested by Russell Springs PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, receiving stolen property – firearm, & possession of a handgun by convicted felon.
  • Harley D Russell, 26 of Monticello, was arrested by Russell Springs PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine & drug paraphernalia.
  • Felisha D Mann, 33 of Russell Springs, was arrested by Russell Springs PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams & drug paraphernalia.
  • David Smith, 51 of Russell Springs, was arrested by Russell Springs PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

  • Coty D Franklin, 27, was arrested for operating on a suspended/revoked OL, drug paraphernalia, & possession of synthetic drugs 1st degree.

Lodged in the Marion Co. Jail.

 

All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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KYTC DISTRICT 8 ROAD CLOSURE - CASEY COUNTY STARTING 1/15/2021

Casey County - KY 1742 will close beginning Friday, Jan. 15 at mile point 5.622 (Br. Of Dry Creek). Following a statewide load rating analysis of select steel culverts, KYTC bridge preservation engineers determined the closure was necessary due to deterioration and insufficient supporting material above the pipes. The structure will temporarily close to all traffic for the public’s safety.

 

The duration of the closure will be determined once restoration plans are confirmed. Signs and barricades will be posted. Traffic should detour using KY 1547, KY 1859, and KY 70. The closure location is between Sulphur Run Road and Harpers Way. Motorists are advised to plan more time for routine commutes as the detour will add a significant amount of travel time and traffic is expected to increase on the detour routes during the closure.

 

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SUICIDE PREVENTION: REACH OUT & SPEAK UP

 

The Somerset Police Department is helping get the word out about suicide prevention.

 

Jeff Henderson has details...

 

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • James M Whitaker, 28 of Columbia, arrested by KSP for trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams, complicity, & custodial interference.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Gary R Jones, 60 of Coopersville, arrested by KSP for DUI, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, & no insurance.
  • Janie M Cornett-Pyles, 38 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for assault 4th degree, theft by unlawful taking under $500, possession of methamphetamine, DUI, careless driving, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – motor vehicle, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, public intoxication – controlled substance, & disorderly conduct 2nd degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Vinson Whitehead, 49, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for possession of methamphetamine-2nd offense, drug paraphernalia, improper signal, & rear license not illuminated.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • William S Phelps, 39 of Liberty, was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine-over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia, parole violation, possession of marijuana, cultivating in marijuana, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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DISTRICT 8 ROAD CLOSURE - LINCOLN COUNTY 1/15/2021

KY 698 at McKinney Creek in Lincoln County Set for Closure Friday

Long-term closure necessary to address safety concerns

 

SOMERSET, Ky. (Jan. 14, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that KY 698 in Lincoln County will close beginning Friday, Jan. 15 at mile point 4.649 (McKinney Creek). Following a statewide load rating analysis of select steel culverts, KYTC bridge preservation engineers determined the closure was necessary due to deterioration of the steel pipes and insufficient supporting material above the pipes. The structure will temporarily close to all traffic for the public’s safety.

 

The duration of the closure will be determined once restoration plans are confirmed. Signs and barricades will be posted. Traffic should detour using KY 198. The closure location is between Rube Brown Road and Millie Petrey Lane.

 

Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their own reports at www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application.

 

Traffic information for the District 8 counties is also available at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.  

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KY 698 Closure Lincoln County

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KYTC SEEKING INPUT ON US-127 IMPROVEMENT STUDY IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 

Public input is needed to help the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) identify transportation concerns along the U.S. 127 corridor in Russell County between the Jamestown Bypass and KY 379.

 

KYTC along with the Lake Cumberland Area Development District and Stantec Consulting Services has been working to analyze existing conditions and wants to hear from you regarding your safety and traffic concerns within the study area.

 

Your input is essential to identify the needs of roadway users on a local and regional level. Please take a moment to help the team identify needs along the highway, by completing a short survey available at https://transportation.ky.gov/DistrictEight/Pages/US-127-Russell-Springs-Improvement-Study.aspx. The site also includes a story map which summarizes existing conditions in the study area and an opportunity for you to place points on an online mapping portal to enter location-specific data about existing traffic and safety concerns.

 

The study team will use engineering, traffic data (current and projected to 2045), and public input to help develop possible short- and long-term highway improvements. Another round of public involvement in late Spring 2021 will collect your input on any proposed improvements. Further funding will be necessary to advance any improvement concept identified as part of this study.

 

Please complete the survey by February 15, 2021. For additional project information or special assistance, please contact the KYTC Project Manager, Jeff Dick at JeffD.Dick@ky.gov or call 606-677-3507.

 

Updates can also be found at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.  

 

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LEGISLATIVE COFFEE COVERS SOME INTERESTING TOPICS

 

State Senator Jimmy Higdon & Representative Daniel Elliott were in Liberty, Thursday to meet with local residents and dignitaries to discuss concerns about the up-coming State Legislative Session.

 

Daniel Elliott says we've put a tough year behind us, and he remains cautiously optimistic about the year ahead...

 

 

Jimmy Higdon takes a look at what's next in Frankfort...

 

 

Some topics covered at the meeting included Pro-Life efforts in Kentucky, Vaccination concerns, some protective litigation legislation aimed at curbing frivolous lawsuits toward local and state entities, as well as possible impeachment proceedings for Gov. Beshear.

 

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BOYLE COUNTY DRUG ARREST

 

A traffic stop in Boyle County leads to drug charges.

 

The Sheriff's Department reports that around 10:30am Wednesday, Captain Casey McCoy conducted a narcotics investigation on West Jefferson Street in Danville. During the investigation a traffic stop was attempted on Mason Ave with the vehicle fleeing from McCoy. A short pursuit ended on Erskine Drive. The driver was identified as Howard Craddock of Danville.

 

Further investigation found Craddock had thrown heroin, prescription pills and marijuana from his vehicle during the pursuit. Cash and additional marijuana were found on Craddock’s person. 

 

Craddock was transported to Boyle Co. Jail on charges of:

  • Failure/improper signal 
  • Disregarding stop sign
  • Reckless driving
  • Fleeing/evading Police 1st (motor vehicle)
  • Trafficking heroin
  • Trafficking controlled substance 3rd Degree
  • Possession of marijuana 
  • Tampering with evidence 
  • Prescription not in proper container 
  • Drug paraphernalia 

 

Deputy Daylen Morris assisted in the investigation.

 

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PULASKI MAN ARRESTED AFTER FIGHTING WITH POLICE/EMS

 

A Somerset man was jailed after tussling with Police & EMS.

 

Pulaski Co. Sheriff Greg Speck reports that shortly before 2am Wednesday, Deputies Ryan Jones, Tan Hudson, Branson Patterson and Sergeant Steven Alexander responded to an urgent call to Samara Drive to assist the Somerset/Pulaski County Emergency Services with a combative person, identified as 29 year old Corey Upchurch, of Stewart Drive Somerset. Upchurch was reportedly fighting with personnel, there to help him with a medical emergency.

 

Deputies found Upchurch lying on the floor. When they tried to get him to his feet, he started fighting with them also. 

 

Corey Upchurch is charged with:
1. Two counts of Assault 3rd Degree (EMS, Fire, Rescue Squad)
2. Three counts of Assault 3rd Degree (Police Officer)
3. Menacing
4. Resisting Arrest

 

Only minor injuries reported. No First Responder received treatment for injuries nor did the assailant.

 

The case remains under investigation by Deputy Ryan Jones.

 

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PULASKI COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Pulaski County Fiscal Court met in regular session Wednesday.

 

Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...

 

 

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CASEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CLOSED TODAY

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office is closed today so that staff may attend a fallen officer's funeral in Green County.

 

Detective Tim Simpson, of Greensburg, was with KSP, & a former Deputy with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office.

 

Obituary

Timothy Neal “Tim” Simpson of Greensburg, Kentucky, son of Joyce Aleen Bonta Simpson of Greensburg and the late Billy Dean Simpson, was born on Sunday, October 14, 1962 in Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky and departed this life on Monday, January 11, 2021 at his home. He was 58 years, 2 months, and 28 days of age.


He had made a profession of faith in Christ, and was an active member of the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, proud father and grandpa. He loved his family with all his heart and would do anything for them. He was easily persuaded to do anything those grandbabies asked him to do. He was also proud to be a Kentucky State Trooper. He graduated in 1989 from the Academy where he served as Cadet Class #67 Chaplain. He worked the road from 1989 to 1994 at Henderson Post #16 then from 1994 to 2008, he became DESI West Drug Task Force Detective until retirement. Law Enforcement was in his blood and he couldn’t stay retired long, when he decided to return back to work, working for Campbellsville Police HIDTA Task Force as a detective from 2008 until 2012 in which he retired to take care of his wife and open SRC Firearms. He received a call asking for his help to clean up the streets in Casey County where he became a Deputy Sheriff with Casey County Sheriff Drug Enforcement from July 2019 to present. He absolutely loved law enforcement. He was the recipient of the Troopers Metal in 1992 for heroic measures and trooper of the year nominee 2007 and recipient in 2008. He was president of the Green County Sportsman Club from 2006 to present. He was a dedicated trap shooter and shot every Thursday night. He was also a former Green County Ambulance board member.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lana Carol Loyall Simpson of Greensburg, having united in marriage on December 9, 1983.


Other survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law: Samantha and Brian Morgan, Becky and Jeremy Benningfield, and C.J. and Derek Yates all of Greensburg; five grandchildren: Kimber Morgan, Barrett Benningfield, Steyr Benningfield, Ruger Yates, and Abby Yates; a sister: Gail Simpson of Greensburg; two sisters-in-law: Sherry Loyall and Mitzi Loyall both of Mt. Sherman; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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The funeral services for Tim Simpson will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Central Time, Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Greasy Creek Cemetery. Bro. Jonathan Meadows, Bro. Dale Curry, and Bro. Wilburn Bonta officiating.


A walk-through only visitation is requested from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M., Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7 A.M., Thursday until time of the funeral service.
Due to Covid-19 and State mandates, please continue to practice social distancing and facial coverings.


The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island, or Hosparus of Green River, which can be made at the funeral home.


For online condolences log onto: www.cowherdandparrott.com or Facebook.


PALLBEARERS:
Samantha & Brian Morgan, Becky & Jeremy Benningfield, C.J. & Derek Yates


SPECIAL PALLBEARERS:
Kimber Morgan, Barrett Benningfield, Steyr Benningfield, Ruger Yates, and Abby Yates


HONORARY PALLBEARERS:
Kentucky State Police, Casey County Sheriff’s Department, and any other Law Enforcement Officers

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Corey Upchurch, 29 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for assault 3rd degree – EMS, Fire, Rescue Squad, assault 3rd degree – Police officer, menacing, resisting arrest, & parole violation.
  • Tracy G Glover, 55 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams, no registration plates, & persistent felony offender.
  • Christopher S Meece, 34 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for possession of opiates, DUI, contempt of court, & 3 counts of failure to appear.
  • Erik R Foster, 40 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for 3 counts of failure to appear & trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • James H Craddock, 60, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for improper signal, disregarding a stop sign, fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, trafficking heroin, trafficking in a controlled substance 3rd degree-drug unspecified, tampering with physical evidence, & prescription controlled substance not in proper container.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Loria A Pruitt, 51 of Yosemite, was arrested by Stanford PD for burglary 3rd degree, possession of burglary tools, & criminal mischief 1st degree.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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SEN. JIMMY HIGDON & REP. DANIEL ELLIOTT COMING TO LIBERTY

 

State Senator Jimmy Higdon, and State Representative Daniel Elliott will visit Casey County for a Legislative Coffee, 8am Thursday at the Central Ky Ag-Expo Center.

 

They'll discuss the important issues up for consideration during the 2021 session of the Ky General Assembly.

 

The event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

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SAFELY DISPOSE OF YOUR MEDICATIONS

 

Take it to the box. Jeff Henderson reports from Pulaski County with a safe way to dispose of unused/expired medications...

 

 

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • Adam C Luttrell, 31 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Pierce with the Casey Co SO for trafficking in methamphetamine-over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia, no insurance, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, & no registration plates/receipt.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Demitri A Dailey, 20, was arrested by Danville PD for assault 4th degree & criminal abuse 2nd degree – child under 12 years of age.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.?

 

  • Michael G Coy Jr., 42 of Waynesburg, arrested by Lincoln Co SO for theft by unlawful taking over $500, 2 counts criminal mischief 1st degree, failure to appear, & 2 counts receiving stolen property over $10,000.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

  • Jesse Brown, 31 of Monticello, was arrested by KSP for speeding 26 mph or more over the limit, murder, DUI, wanton endangerment 1st degree, reckless driving, failure to wear seat belts, failure to use child restraint device in vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident failure to render aid/assistance, no insurance, & parole violation.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

 

The Liberty City Council met in regular session Monday.

 

The meeting began with the swearing in of the Council Members by Casey County Judge Executive Randy Dial.

 

The minutes of the last meeting were approved with one notation from Councilman Brian Beeler, who had requested an itemized breakdown of every customer's water and sewer bill for the past year. The sewer information was provided, however, the water information was not yet prepared... 

 

 

Further discussion on sewer rates were tabled for a special meeting to be called later, once all the information is compiled.

 

Mayor Steven Brown says a proposed hike in Kentucky Utility rates will affect the city's operational costs...

 

 

The Council voted for the City to join with the County to send a joint letter of protest to the PSC concerning the rate increase.

 

The job of setting Council salaries will be on the agenda at the up-coming special called meeting.

It was reported to the Council that there is a significant water leak on KY 49. The line running from Butcher Street to the city limits will likely have to be replaced, complete with hydrants and new taps for each customer... 

 

 

Estimates of the project were at least $500,000. There were several other leaks reported around the city. Councilman Richard Montgomery reminded the Council that the infrastructure is 50-60 years old and will likely continue springing periodic leaks until it can be replaced.

 

Councilman Andy Lawhorn requested City Department Heads be required to be present at future meetings.

 

The next regular meeting of the Liberty City Council will be Monday, Feb. 8th, though a special meeting will likely be called before that date. 

 

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CASEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING REPORT

 

The Casey County Board of Education met Monday.

 

Superintendent Marion Sowders...

 

 

The next regular meeting of the Casey County School Board will be Monday, Feb. 8th.

 

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SOMERSET CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

The Somerset City Council had some visiting dignitaries at their meeting Monday.

 

Jeff Henderson has the story...

 

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Justin T Cochran, 27 of Liberty, was arrested by Casey Co SO for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, 2 counts theft by unlawful taking over $500, & criminal mischief 1st degree.
  • Austin L Scott, 27 of Liberty, was arrested by Casey Co SO for assault 3rd degree – police officer, terroristic threatening 3rd degree, assault 4th degree, harassment – physical contact, & disorderly conduct 2nd degree.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Michael Westfall, of Garrard County, was arrested by Garrard Co PD for failure to appear, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – heroin, drug paraphernalia, & tampering with physical evidence.
  • Loria A Pruitt, 51 of Yosemite, was arrested by Stanford PD for disorderly conduct 2nd degree.
  • Jackie Shyrock, 62 of Lancaster, was arrested by Lancaster PD for criminal mischief 3rd degree, theft by unlawful taking parts from vehicle under $500, & resisting arrest.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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