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DRUGS, CASH, & GAMBLING MACHINES SEIZED AT 3 RUSSELL COUNTY BUSINESSES

 

Drugs, cash, & gambling machines were seized in Russell County over night.

 

Officers with the Russell County Sheriffs Office, Russell Springs Police Department, and the Ky State Police conducted 3 search warrants on monday night starting at 7pm. 

 

The Breakroom, The Lucky Seven, and  Laker Billards were searched in reference to promoting gambling in the 1st degree and drugs were seized. 

 

29 illegal gambling machines were seized with over $14,000.00 cash seized in the Search. 

 

All 3 agencies are involved in the investigation and the case will be presented to a Russell County Grandjury for Indictments. 

 

The Russell County Sheriff's Office reminds you, if suspect illegal activity, contact their anonymous tipline at 270-343-6600.

 

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NANCY MAN WHO RAN FROM CASEY COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED MONDAY

 

A Pulaski County man who ran from Casey County Deputies last week has been aprehended.


Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle says 47 year old Darryl Lee Durham, of Nancy, was seen loading stolen items into a van, driven by his sister, Teresa Daniel, 32 of Russell Springs, at a Truss Building on KY 910, last Tuesday. 


Daniel was taken into custody, however, Durham fled into a wooded area.


On Monday, Sheriff Weddle located Durham at his mother's residence on 910. He was caught as he attempted to flee out a back window.


Durham was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of Burglary-3rd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $1,000), & Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot).


Deputies Grider & Lynn assisted.

 

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ONE PERSON ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH STORAGE BUILDING BURGLARIES

 

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department investigating storage break-ins.


Deputies responded to the call at a storage building Saturday on Oak Hill Road, where several items were taken during the overnight hours.  Including a zero-turn mower and trailer, valued at $6000.  Several thousand dollars worth of tools and toolboxes were stolen as well.  


Surveillance photos showed a U-Haul truck at the scene.  


Sunday afternoon, Deputies spotted a matching truck in a driveway on Tanglewood Drive, where they made contact with Timothy K. Hill.  Through their investigation, they learned that Mr. Hill was involved in multiple burglaries of storage units.  The stolen mower was located on the property, along with a washer and dryer, dining room table and chairs, a "job box" set of tools, and a utility trailer. Total property stolen is believed to be in the area of $10,000 to 12,000 dollars.  


Deputies have learned, several other storage units have been broken into, and those investigations continue.  


32 year old Timothy K. Hill, of Sugar Tree Hollow Road, Tateville, was charged with Burglary, and Theft by Unlawful Taking over $10,000.  He was lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

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BURGLARY SUSPECT ON THE RUN

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help locating a suspect in a burglary investigation.
 

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Darryl Durham is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 606-787-9411 or 787-0288 to leave an anonymous tip. 


On Tuesday, Sheriff Chad Weddle arrested Durham's sister, 32 year old Teresa A. Daniel, of Russell Springs on charges of burglary 3rd degree (complicity), and theft by unlawful taking over $1,000. 


Durham was seen loading stolen items into a van driven by Daniel at KY 910 Truss Company. Daniel was located on Moxley Road, where Durham fled on foot into the woods. 


Teresa Daniel was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

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PULASKI FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Pulaski County Fiscal Court met in regular session recently.

Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...
 

 

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CITY OF LIBERTY WILL FLUSH HYDRANTS WED & THURS

 

The City of Liberty Public Works Department will be flushing fire hydrants on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Mayor Steven Brown...

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

 Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday. It was a short meeting with just a few items on the agenda.

 

 Magistrate's voted to adopt a water resolution for an expansion through East Casey Water concerning a new water tower. Judge Executive, Randy Dial...

 

 The Fiscal Court is seeking federal assistance to help repair damage from the floods earlier this year.

 That motion was approved.

 

 Also under General business, Luann Williams and Brent Ware were appointed to the Extension Board to fill two expiring terms.

 

 Under Road business the court received one bid for drain replacement on Bastin Creek...

 The bid was rejected so that Judge Dial can enter into negotiations.

 

 Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle gave his Department's monthly report for the month of October...

 

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CASEY COUNTY VFW GIVES BACK

 

Members of Casey County VFW held a cook-out fundraiser last week to help out a few local groups.
Post Commander, Glen Phillips Jr...

 


Cathy Williams is with Casey County Ky ASAP...
 


Thanks to the Casey County VFW for giving back to our community.

 

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2 IN CUSTODY AFTER MULTI-COUNTY PURSUIT

 

Two suspects are in custody after leading police on a chase through three counties.


On Monday, Bluegrass 911 was notified of a pursuit coming into Lincoln County from Rockcastle County. The pursuit had started in Madison County, continued into Garrard, then back into Lincoln. The chase continued across Saylor Ridge, where K9 Sgt. Michael Mullins successfully deployed a tire deflation device. 


The vehicle continued onto Ky 2750 before coming to a stop. Two men fled from the vehicle but were taken into custody. 


Officers from several law enforcement agencies participated in the pursuit, including:  KSP, Mt Vernon, Garrard County, and Brodhead Police Departments, along with Lincoln, Madison, and Rockcastle County Sheriffs Offices.

 

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RUSSELL SPRINGS WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

A Russell Springs woman arrested on drug charges at a local gas station.


Russell Springs Police Officer Debra Necessary responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver at a gas station on US 127. The driver, 43 year old Mistie L. Collins, was  unable to produce insurance and had an active warrant. She refused to exit the vehicle and was trying to throw down a bag of suspected methamphetamine. Collins was in possession of  several bags of meth, baggies, digital scales, and a glass pipe meth  inside.


Ms. Collins is charged with Possession of, and Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Insurance, and Resisting Arrest.


She was lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

 

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CASEY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD REPORT

 

The Casey County Board of Education met in regular session last night.
Here's Superintendent Barry Lee...

 


The two candidates selected for the KSBA Scholarship, one boy & one girl, were Brittney Snow, and Diego Alejandro Castillo.


The next regular meeting of the Casey County School Board will be Monday, Dec. 13th.

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

The Liberty City Council met in regular session Monday.

 

Under old business, a discussion was resumed from the last meeting concerning an odor at the lift station at Walnut Hill, also at Goose Creek Candles. It was determined the source was coming from Tarter Industries at Dunnville. Mayor Steven Brown…

Mayor Brown remains in negotiations with Tartars. No action was taken.

 

There was a lengthy discussion concerning zoning regulations in the city. Councilman Richard Montgomery said zoning regulations need to be updated as they are hard to enforce. He noted several residences and possibly at least one business in violation of those ordinances.

The issues of abandoned homes, aging mobile homes or manufactured homes were also discussed. No action was taken.

 

Mayor Steven Brown says he has been in touch with the Corps of Engineers concerning a flood plan for the city. He says federal funding has become available possibly up to 100%.

 

The next regular meeting of the Liberty City Council will be Dec. 13th.

 

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A Lincoln County couple were arrested on drug charges in Casey County, Saturday afternoon.

 

Deputy Gregory Hopkins, with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office, contacted the two, in a vehicle, as they were trespassing on private property on Long Hollow Road, about ten miles north of Liberty.

 

52 year old Mark D. Brown, of KY 906, Hustonville, was charged with Trespassing, Possession of Methamphetamine (less than 2 grams), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

45 year old Misty D. Brock, also of KY 906, Hustonville, was charged with Trespassing, Trafficking in Methamphetamine (over 2 grams), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Both were transported to the Casey County Jail.

 

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CASEY COUNTY MOURNS THE LOSS OF 2 TEENS

 

Casey County was rocked with two teen deaths within days of each other last week.
School Superintendent, Barry Lee..

 


According to the school, 15-year-old Brooklyn Clements, a sophomore, died Thursday when the ATV on which she was riding with a friend crashed. 


Clements was a volleyball and softball player and active in other activities.


Her death came just two days after 17-year-old Jordan Watson died when his motorcycle struck a pickup. His funeral was Sunday.


Services for Brooklyn will be Tuesday at 5pm at CCHS Gym.

 

 

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KSP INVESTIGATES FATAL CRASH IN CASEY COUNTY

 

Liberty, KY (November 4, 2021)

Kentucky State Police Post 15 is investigating a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred on November 2nd, 2021 at approximately 7:24 P.M. eight miles north of Liberty on U.S. 127.

Preliminary investigations indicate that a juvenile was operating a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle south bound on U.S. 127 when a 2020 Dodge pickup turning off of KY 906, attempted to turn north bound on U.S. 127 crossed in his path. The motorcycle struck the pickup in the left side and the driver was ejected.

The Dodge pickup was operated by 28 year old David Bugg of Danville. KY. Bugg had one passenger, 28 year old, Austin May of Perryville, KY.

The Juvenile was wearing a helmet and was transported to Ephraim McDowell hospital was he was later pronounced deceased.

Bugg and his passenger were both wearing seatbelts and were not injured.

This collision remains under investigation by Trooper Weston Sullivan. He was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel, Casey County EMS and the Casey County Sheriff’s Office.

 

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CCSO: 2 SUSPECTS ARRESTED AFTER BRIEF PURSUIT

 

Two people were arrested Wednesday after attempting to elude Police.

 

Deputy Gregory Hopkins, with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office, initiated a traffic stop on a 2000 Buick, traveling north on KY 1547 at a high rate of speed. The Buick fled behind a residence. The driver, 20 year old Jacob Eads, of KY 1547, Liberty, and his passenger, 53 year old Daniel John Smith, of Finley Owens Rd., Russell Springs, were found hiding behind a shed.

 

Mr. Eads refused field sobriety tests due to medical reasons. He was charged with DUI, Speeding, Fleeing/Evading Police-Motor Vehicle, & Driving on a DUI Suspended OL. Eads was also served with a warrant for Criminal Trespassing.

 

Mr. Smith was served with a warrant for Theft by Unlawful Taking-under $500.

 

Both men were lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

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ROCKCASTLE WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN CASEY COUNTY

 

A Rockcastle County woman was arrested on drug charges in Casey County, Tuesday.


Sheriff Chad Weddle responded shortly before 6am, to a call of a vehicle parked in the roadway on S. KY 501, about 10 miles east of Liberty. 


Upon arrival, he made contact with the driver, 35 year old Amy Lynn Brown, of Brodhead. Ms. Brown had slurred speach, and failed field sobriety tests. She stated she had smoked marijuana earlier. 


It is unknown how long the vehicle had been parked in the road, due to being out of gas.


A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a baggie of marijuana, a plastic container with marijuana inside, and a marijuana pipe.


Brown was placed under arrest and charged with Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

 

She was also served with a Rockcastle County warrant for Failure to Appear to answer charges of Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on Suspended/Revoked OL, No OL, Failure to Surrender OL, No Registration Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, & Improper Display of Registration Plates.

 

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CASEY COUNTY 4-H TEEN COUNCIL COLLECTS FOR ANGEL TREE

 

The Casey County 4-H Teen Council will be ringing the bell at local retailers this month, raising money for our Angel Tree program.


Meagan Klee is with 4-H, and our local UK Ag Extension Office...

 

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ADAIR COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 

An Adair County man is facing multiple drug charges after being arrested at a Russell County gas station Sunday.


Russell Springs Police Chief Tim Pierce, says Officer Debra Necessary responded to the Five Star gas station on a complaint. She made contact with the complainant and noticed the strong odor of marijuana. During a  search of the vehicle, a piece of a marijuana cigarette was produced. Located under the passenger seat was a bag containing cocaine, an Adderall pill, approximately 20 Xanax bars, digital scales, several bags, and approximately 3 ounces of marijuana, along with approximately $400 in cash.


21 year old Mandel D. Denton, of Breeding, KY was charged with: Possession of Marijuana, Cocaine-1st Degree, Unspecified Drugs-2nd & 3rd Degree, Trafficking Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


He was lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

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CASEY COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS

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SIGN UP NOW FOR THE NEXT COUNTRY HAM PROJECT

 

Adults and youth are invited to sign up for the up-coming Country Ham project, through the Casey County Extension Office.


We spoke with Meagan Klee about the program this week...


 

 

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PULASKI COUNTY ATTORNEYS LOCK HORNS OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM

 

Two Pulaski County attorneys lock horns outside the courtroom.
Jeff Henderson has the story...

 

 

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PULASKI PHONE SCAM ALERT

 

Pulaski County residents are being warned of a phone scam.

Jeff Henderson has details...

 

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PULASKI CO. FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

Pulaski County Fiscal Court met in regular session this week.
Jeff Henderson covered the meeting...

 

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SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO PURCHASE CITY PROPERTY FOR EXPANSION PROJECT

 

The City of Somerset will sell two pieces of property to the expanding Somerset Community College.
Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...

 

 

 

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