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LOCAL NEWS

SOMERSET UPDATE

 

Jeff Henderson gets an update on the City of Somerset, from Mayor Alan Keck...

 

CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

Casey County Fiscal Court met in a special session Monday.


Magistrates voted to give Judge Executive Randy Dial the authority to sign a discretionary agreement for paving work on South Fork Road...
 


Judge Dial told the Magistrates, he meets with FEMA officials today to discuss repairs to Gateway Park, or possibly moving the park to the Ag Center, as well as repairs to the Ag Center from flooding...
 


Judge Dial gave a flooding update and hopes that a new water-shed study may offer some new in-sight to the problem...
 


Judge Dial also gave an update on 911 service...
 


Casey Co. Sheriff Chad Weddle gave his office report...
 


The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 7th.

 

JUNCTION CITY SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 

Boyle County Sheriffs Deputies conducting a narcotics investigation in Junction City, obtained a search warrant which lead to an arrest.


Deputies along with Junction City Police, executed the warrant at a residence off Bellview Street, where they located methamphetamine, numerous baggies, several scales, and other drug paraphernalia. Also inside was a minor who lived at the residence, which is located within 1,000 feet of Junction City Elementary School.


Arrested was 52 year old Judith P Sims of Junction City. She is charged with:  Trafficking Methamphetamine, Trafficking Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a school, Unlawful Transaction with a Minor, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Sims was lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

BOYLE CO. PURSUIT LEADS TO ARREST

 

While on routine patrol, a deputy with the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2016 Kia passenger car for a traffic violation on US-127 Bypass in Danville. The vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed attempting to flee from the deputy.

The vehicle continued to flee north on US-127 into Mercer County disobeying several traffic laws. During the pursuit, the fleeing vehicle struck a deer, causing significant damage. The vehicle later became disabled in a corn field on Cardwell Tablow Road in Washington County. The driver then exited the vehicle and fled on foot where he was apprehended rather quickly.

Delbert Jones Jr was arrested and charged with the following:

-Speeding 26 MPH or > speed limit
-Fleeing or evading police, 1st Deg (motor vehicle)
-Fleeing or evading police, 2nd Deg (on foot)
-Reckless driving
-Operating on suspended/revoked operators license
-Failure to or improper signal
-No registration plates
-Failure to maintain insurance

The Boyle County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Danville Police Department, Harrodsburg Police Department, Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, Danville 911, and BlueGrass 911.

**Sheriff Derek Robbins asked that if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact our office at 859-238-1123. You can remain anonymous.**

 

TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST IN LINCOLN COUNTY

 

On January 4th, 2022, Deputy Price and Deputy Preston conducted a traffic stop on a black Chevy Malibu on Bowen Road after checking the vehicles registration and confirming the vehicle may not have insurance.

 

Upon traffic stop, the operator of the vehicle was asked if anything illegal was inside of the vehicle. The operator at that time handed over a small pipe used to smoke marijuana.

 

Upon search of the vehicle, deputies located a black box that was concealed under the dash and steering wheel by a hair band. Inside of the black box, deputies located a significant amount of suspected heroin, a significant amount of a white powdery substance that will be sent off to the K.S.P. lab to be identified, orange and white pills which was later identified as suboxine, very small amount of marijuana, US currency and other drug related paraphernalia.

 

Deputies then contacted K-9 Narcotics Detective (Sgt) Michael Mullins. Detective (Sgt) Mullins is the lead investigator and will be leading the prosecution of this case. Detective (Sgt) Mullins strives to ensure that the streets of Lincoln County are safe by continuing to attack and prosecute the drug pandemic our county faces.

 

The female operator was placed under arrests and charged with the following:

 

1) Trafficking in a controlled substance - Heroin

2) Possession of a controlled substance - Opiates

3) Drug Paraphernaila.

 

Also assisting on scene was Deputy Phillips.

 

As always, the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office would like to thank Bluegrass 911 Communications and Whitties Towing for assisting.

 

HOMEOWNER HOLDS INTRUDER AT GUNPOINT UNTIL OFFICERS ARRIVE

 

A homeowner holds an intruder at gunpoint until officer's arrive.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle responded to the call shortly before 11am Monday morning, about 12 miles South of Liberty on Cundiff Rd. The caller told 911 dispatchers that 54 year old Ricky Davis, also of Cundiff Rd., Dunnville, had entered her home without her permission. She stated that she told him to leave, but he refused, and at that time she pulled her gun on him.

 

The victim, Viola Luttrell, stated she was feeding her 7 month old baby in the living room when Ricky Davis walked in a side door without her knowledge. She told him to leave as she handed the baby to her other children and got her gun.

 

She was still holding Davis at gunpoint when Sheriff Weddle arrived.

 

The arrest citation states that Davis admitted using Methamphetamine earlier Monday, but he refused to answer any other questions.

 

Davis was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of Burglary-1st Degree, & Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance.

 

POLICE PURSUIT

 

A Pulaski County man is behind bars after leading police on a pursuit Friday.

Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...

 

PULASKI RECYCLE CENTER

 

The Pulaski County Recycle Center is planning for a big year.


Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...

 

LIVESTOCK EDUCATION CLASSES

 

Now is the time to sign-up for the Tri-County Livestock Education Series, presented by the UK Ag Extension Service.


Here's Ag Agent, Kelsey Woodrum...
 

 

 

DANVILLE PD SEEKS YOUR HELP TO ID BURGLARY SUSPECT

 

Danville Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a burglary investigation.

 

The break-in happened at B&L Jewelry in Danville Manor.  

 

Danville Police have posted surveillance video on their Facebook page and ask if anyone may have information as to the identity of the man in the video, to please contact the Danville Police Department.
 

Detective Mullins is heading up that investigation.

 

NEW FORM FOR AGRICULTURE TAX EXEMPT

 

Farmers are encouraged to fill out a new form and get a certificate to ensure their tax-exempt status.

 

Ag Agent Kelsey Woodrum is with the UK Ag Extension Office in Casey County...

 

For more information, call the Extension Office at 606-787-7384.

DEADLINE TO FILE TO RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE EXTENDED

 

Casey County Clerk, Casey Davis, gives us a run-down of the filings for public office...

 

The deadline to file for public office has been extended...

 

Mr. Davis says the deadline for Non-Partisan filings is June 7th.

STOLEN CAR, STOLEN GUN, & DRUGS

 

One person on drug charges Tuesday in Danville.

 

Boyle County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Danville Police, responded to the parking lot of Walmart in reference to suspicious activity. The caller gave the registration plate to Danville 911 which came back stolen out of Lexington. 

 

Deputies located a suspicious female, identified as Molly Pierce, of Nicholasville next to the Murphy’s Gas Station. Investigation revealed Ms. Pierce had an active warrant for her arrest. Found in her back pack/purse was 11.8 ounces of methamphetamine, 20 grams of heroin, 29 grams of cocaine, 6 suboxone pills, and $927 in cash. 

 

Ms. Pierce was also in possession of the keys belonging to the stolen vehicle. Surveillance cameras show her parking and getting out of the stolen car. A stolen handgun was also found in the vehicle.

 

Pierce was lodged in the Boyle County Jail on charges of Trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree (over 2 grams), trafficking in cocaine-1st degree (over 4 g), trafficking in heroin, possession of controlled substance 3rd-degree (drug unspecified), receiving stolen property over $10,000, receiving stolen property firearm, and contempt of court. 

SOMERSET CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

Somerset City Council met in regular session this week.

Jeff Henderson has the story...

 

CASEY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD REPORT

 

The Casey Co. Board of Education met in regular session last night.


Judge Executive, Randy Dial, read and signed a proclamation recognizing the Board members.


 

Here's Superintendent, Barry Lee...

 

Darrel Barlow was elected Board Chair, and Charles Durham Jr. was elected Vice Chair.

 

LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

Liberty City Council met in regular session Monday.

 

Three citizens addressed the Council concerning flooding issues from the creek near Butcher Street...

 

Councilman Brian Beeler asked about the status of a bridge project...

 

The Council also voted to declare a 2001 Freightliner Garbage Truck as surplus for scrap.

 

The Council then went into Executive Session to discuss Purchase of Real Property. No action was taken.

 

NANCY MAN FACING NUMEROUS CHARGES FOLLOWING DUI TRAFFIC STOP

 

Sheriff Greg Speck reports that on January 6, 2022, at 2:55 AM, Deputy Noah Wesley and Deputy Tan Hudson stopped a car because of a registration and equipment violation on the car.  When Deputies contacted the driver, they determined that he was under the influence.  

 

The driver was identified as Alonzo D. Holbrook, age 51, of Nancy, Kentucky.  

 

Follow-up investigation by the Deputies led to the discovery of suspected methamphetamine being found in the car.  Drug items were also found that are usually associated with the use of illegal drugs.  

 

After conducting a standard field sobriety test, the driver was arrested.

 

Mr. Holbrook was charged with the following:

Charge #1 – Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)  Charge #2 - Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess Charge #3 – Possession of Marijuana Charge #4 – Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance Charge #5 – Improper Display of Registration Plates Charge #6 – Failure of Non-Owner Operator to Maintain Required Insurance, 1st Offense Charge #7 – Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operator License Charge #8 – One Headlight Charge #9 – No Registration Plates.

 

The illegal drugs will be submitted to the Kentucky State Police Crime Lab for identification.

 

Deputy Noah Wesley and Deputy Tan Hudson are continuing the investigation. 

 

KSP POST 15 MONTHLY REPORT FOR DEC. 2021

 

During the month of December 2021, there were 19 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.

 

There was one fatal collision during the month of December in the Post 15 area.


Cody D. Gosser age 23 of Russell County KY was killed on 12/31/2021 in Russell Co KY.

 

This brings our yearly fatality count to 28 compared with 27 through this same period in 2020.

 

Statewide fatality count stands at 764 compared with 773 through this same period in 2020.

 

During the month of December 2021, there were 1180 citations written, 278 courtesy notices written, 461 complaints answered, 121 motorists assisted, 47 criminal cases opened and 253 criminal arrests made.

 

KYTC CREWS CONTINUE TO BATTLE SLICK ROADS

 

All roads in the district will remain covered and slick with compacted snow this morning until single-digit temperatures rise enough for salt and calcium treatments to become effective. Crews will continue plowing throughout the day.


Motorists are still advised to avoid travel. Interstates and parkways through the region are open but traffic is moving slow. Emergency response and towing resources continue to be in high demand.

 

Visit goky.ky.gov for state-wide road conditions. Our partners with law enforcement continue asking motorists not to call 911 or dispatch centers for travel conditions.

 

PULASKI PURSUIT

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports that on January 4, 2022, at 10:40 PM, Deputy Noah Wesley and Deputy Tan Hudson were going west on West Highway 80 when they observed a Saturn car traveling east at a high rate of speed. The Deputies turned around on the car which was maintaining a high rate of speed and driving recklessly.

 

A check of the license plates showed that the plates on this car belonged to another car.

 

A traffic stop was attempted but the driver refused to stop the car continuing to flee on West Highway 80. The driver attempted to make a left turn before Hacker Road but failed to do so causing him to lose control and wreck, disabling the vehicle.

 

The driver of the Saturn, then fled from the car on foot while Deputies gave chase. The Deputies were able to catch him and after a brief struggle with the suspect, he was placed under arrest.

The driver stated he ran because he knew he had warrants on him.

 

After the arrest, the Deputies located 10.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, baggies and $133.00 in cash.

 

The driver of the car was identified as William M. Burk, age 22, of Culver Lane in Stearns, KY. He was charged with the following charges:

Charge #1 - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense over 2 grams methamphetamine

Charge #2 - Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess

Charge #3 – Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle)

Charge #4 – Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (Foot)

Charge #5 – Reckless Driving

Charge #6 – Resisting Arrest

Charge #7 – Improper Display of Registration Plates

Charge #8 – Failure of Non-Owner Operator to Maintain Required Insurance, 1st Offense

Charge #9 – No Registration Plates.

 

Mr. Burk also had warrants on him for Contempt of Court where he had unpaid fines and court cost for previous drug related charges in Casey County. There was also a Probation Violation Warrant for Mr. Burk on those same drug related charges.

 

Mr. Burk was transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center where he remains lodged as of this press release.

 

The illegal drugs will be submitted to the Kentucky State Police Crime Lab for identification.

 

Deputy Noah Wesley and Deputy Tan Hudson are continuing the investigation. They were assisted by Deputy Ryan Jones and Lieutenant Richard Smith, as well as officers with the Somerset Police Department.

 

Sheriff Greg Speck asked that if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact our office at 606-678-5145. You can remain anonymous. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at http://www.pulaskisheriff.com

 

METH + AXE = UNHAPPY NEW YEAR

 

A Liberty man was arrested New Years Day.

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Department says Officers responded shortly before 5am, to the scene of a domestic disturbance, three miles west of Liberty, at a residence located at 29 Lanier Lane, where they found 28 year old Austin Lanier Scott, who was holding an axe.

 

Mr. Scott was told several times to drop the axe, but when he finally complied, he ran into his residence and had to be tazed. He was under the influence of Methamphetamine at the time, according to the arrest citation.

 

Scott was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of Public Intoxication, and Resisting Arrest.

RUSSELL COUNTY MAN & WOMAN FACING DRUG CHARGES

 

A man & woman arrested on drug charges in Russell County.

 

Sheriff Derek Polston reports close to 20 grams of suspected Methamphetamine was seized.
 
A search warrant was executed at 735 Roy Lane near the Gosseridge / Salem area of Russell County in the early morning hours Tuesday.

 

Arrested was 29 year old Jessica Helm. She's charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine 1st Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

 

Richard Rogers, age 42 from the same address, was also arrested and charged with Trafficking Meth 1st degree (Firearm Enhanced), Possession of a Handgun by a convicted felon, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

 

Both were lodged in the Russell Jail.

 

FEMALE DRIVER ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES DURING A TRAFFIC STOP IN LINCOLN COUNTY

 

Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies stop an erratic driver, and arrest a woman on drug charges.

 

Around 10pm Monday, Deputy Dustin Price and Sgt. Michael Mullins were on patrol when they observed a vehicle operating in a careless manner on US 150 East near Horton Cut-off.

 

During the stop, It was determined that the driver was under the influence. 

 

After placing the female under arrest, she stated that she had some "ICE" (Meth) in her sock.

Deputies also located marijuna in the vehicle.

 

The female driver is charged with:
 
1). Poss of cont substance (meth)
2). DUI
3). Careless driving.
 
Assiting was Bluegrass 911, Deputy Russell Preston and Long's Towing.

 

LINCOLN CO. TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 

One person arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop in Lincoln County, Monday night.

 

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Price and Sgt. Michael Mullins conducted a traffic stop on J. Shelton Road.

 

During the stop, It was discovered that the driver had (4) outstanding warrants as well as driving the vehicle on a suspended license.

 

Deputies also located suspected methamphetamine, and marijuna in the vehicle.

The male driver was placed under arrest and charged with:
 
1). Poss of cont substance (meth)
2). Rear License plate not illuminated
3). Driving on suspended OL.
4). (4) active arrest warrants.
 
Assiting was Bluegrass 911 and Long's Towing.