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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2019-07

INVESTIGATION INTO UNDER AGE TOBACCO SALES IN CASEY COUNTY

 

Casey County authorities are cracking down on under age youth tobacco sales.

 

The Casey County Sheriff’s Office tells us Vasantkumar Patel, an employee of Sallie’s Country Store, was cited for sales of tobacco products to a person under the age of 18.

 

Sheriff Chad Weddle says his Office is involved in an on-going joint investigation, along with Liberty Police, and Alcohol Beverage Control Officers.

 

Authorities are currently looking for Vijaykumar Patel. He is a former employee at A&D Market in Liberty, who also sold tobacco products to a person younger than 18.

 

Numerous similar complaints have been received about these two stores, and others in Casey County. One such complaint came from the mother of a 13-year-old boy who purchased a JUUL starter kit from the A&D Market.

 

Sheriff Weddle reminds everyone that you must be 18 or older to purchase, or sell tobacco products.

 

If anyone has information about any store selling these products to under age customers, please contact the Casey County Sheriff’s Department, Liberty Police, or the Office of Alcohol Beverage Control.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Faith N. Hall, 35 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Theft by Unlawful Taking-PocketPicking (under $500), & Burglary-3rd Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Seth W. Ransdell, age 27, arrested by Danville Police for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Resisting Arrest.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF CASEY COUNTY

 

East Casey Water District has issued a boil water advisory for the following areas:

 

  • Poplar Hill Rd
  • Willow Springs Rd
  • Clear Branch Rd
  • Parton Rd
  • C. Wesley Rd

 

Customers in those areas should boil any water used for human consumption, bringing it to a rolling boil for at least 3 minutes, and boil water for short-term use only. 

 

This advisory will remain in effect until futher notice.

 

For more information, contact your water provider.

 

 

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EAST CASEY WATER: WATER OUT IN THE POPLAR HILL AREA THIS MORNING

 

We have a report of a water service outage this morning on Poplar Hill. 

 

East Casey Water District is aware of the problem, and are working to restore service.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Jacob E. Holt, 30 of Liberty, arrested by Officer Buis with Liberty Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Resisting Arrest, & Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot).
  • Lodged in the Casey County Jail.
  • Neysa R. Richardson, 29 of Liberty, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Promoting Contraband-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • John P. Hail, 40 of Somerset, arrested by Probation & Parole for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Bail Jumping-1st Degree.
  • Dalton A. Willard, 29 of Ferguson, arrested by Burnside Police for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, License to be In Possession, No Operator’s License, Driving on Expired Operator’s License, & DUI.
  • Edward M. Gilmore, 58 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Tammie R. Campbell, age 53, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for License to be In Possession, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Synthetic Drugs, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Daryl R. Meek, 59 of Lancaster, arrested by Garrard County Police for DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, & Assault-4th Degree (dating violence).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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MOTORCYCLE vs BUZZARD ACCIDENT INJURES LIBERTY MAN

 

A Casey County man suffered serious injuries when he collided with a buzzard while on his motorcycle.

 

The Casey County Sheriff’s Office tells us 54 year old Timothy Hughes, of Liberty, was riding a 1985 Honda 1100 motorcycle, headed south on US 127, when a he struck a buzzard. Hughes went off the right side of the road, through a fence, and was ejected from the bike.

 

Hughes was treated on scene by Casey County EMS, then flown by helicopter to University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for further treatment.

 

The accident happened shortly before 11am, Friday, about 7 miles south of Liberty.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle investigated.

 

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DUNNVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH MARIJUANA CULTIVATION

 

On July 28th, 2019 at approximately 1:47 PM EST, Trooper Zach Scott received information of a subject cultivating marijuana in a residence located in the city limits of Dunnville on Dogwalk Street.

 

Upon arrival Trooper Scott and Trooper Clint Bale observed marijuana growing in plain view, through a window of the residence. A search of the residence and out building resulted in Troopers locating 5 marijuana plants total.

 

Nicholas Hall, age 23 of Dunnville, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and cultivating in marijuana (5 plants or more) 1st offense.

 

Hall was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

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KY 698 IN LINCOLN COUNTY REDUCED TO 1 LANE BEGINNING WEDNESDAY

 

Beginning Wednesday, July 31 KY 698 in Lincoln County will be reduced to one lane between KY 3249 (mile point 10.2) and Waterworks Drive (mile point 10.7) as crews perform pavement repairs.

 

Temporary traffic signals will be in place on the east and west approaches for the lane closure.

 

The lane closure is expected to be in place approximately four weeks. The duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to allow extra time in reaching their destination.

 

For Kentucky’s latest traffic and travel information, visit goky.ky.gov or navigate traffic by downloading the free Waze app at www.waze.com. Motorists can also access traffic information for the District 8 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 and at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.  

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY WOMAN INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 

Trooper Zach Scott is investigating a single vehicle injury collision that occurred on July 25th, 2019 at approximately 9:21 PM CST, eight miles south of Russell Springs on KY HWY 379.

 

Ellen Moore, age 62 of Jamestown, was operating a south bound 2005 Nissan when she struck a calf that had entered the roadway.

 

Moore was wearing her seat belt and transported by EMS to the Russell County Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. 

 

Trooper Scott was assisted at the scene by the Russell County Sheriff’s Department and Russell County EMS.  

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Nicholas W. Hall, 23 of Dunnville, arrested by KSP for Cultivating Marijuana (over 5 plants), & Possession of Marijuana.
  • Ronnie D. Means, 62 of Waynesburg, arrested by Casey County Sheriff, Chad Weddle, on indictment warrants for No Registration Plates, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree (3rd Offense), Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Persistent Felony Offender-1st Degree.
  • Brent J. Grimsley, 37 of Liberty, arrested by Chief Garret with Liberty Police for Rear License Not Illuminated, DUI, No Operator’s License, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Failure to Appear.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Ricky S. Bernard, 61 of Russell Springs, arrested by Jamestown Police for DUI, No Registration Plates, Possession of Marijuana, & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Jacob Smith, 37 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified).
  • Curtis D. Montgomery, 25 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for DUI-4th Offense, & Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Ashley R. Wesley, 27 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Marijuana, & Theft by Unlawful Taking-Shoplifting (under $500).
  • Justin G. Bray, 30 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Unauthorized Parking in a Handicapped Zone, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Burglary-3rd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500), & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
  • Mark E. Keeney, 58 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Trafficking in Opiates-1st Degree, & No Registration Plates/Receipt.
  • George W. Houp IV, 48 of Murfreesboro, TN, arrested by Somerset Police for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Robert L. Davis, 50 of Burnside, arrested by KSP for DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, Reckless Driving, & License to be In Possession.
  • Jimmy L. Johnson, 27 of Nancy, arrested by Somerset Police for Criminal Mischief-1st Degree, No Insurance, Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Assault-2nd Degree, & Failure to Notify Address Change to DOT.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Thomas E. Southers Jr., age 38, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Kris L. Mitchell, age 40, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Trafficking in Methamphetamine/Heroin-1st Degree, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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THE CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT HELD A SPECIAL MEETING THIS MORNING

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in a special called session this morning.

 

It was a short meeting, with only one item on the agenda.

 

Casey County Judge Executive, Randy Dial called the meeting to order…

 

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY MARIJUANA INVESTIGATION

 

Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston and Deputy Nathan Ginn conducted an early morning search Thursday of property located off Hwy 1611 on Branchview Road in the Ono community of Russell County. 20 marijuana plants being grown were seized and arrests are forthcoming. 
 
Sheriff Polston reminds all farmers and landowners in Russell County to be on the lookout for marijuana being grown on their property. This is prime time for plants to be seen in areas where they need sunlight to continue to grow. 
 
If anyone suspects illegal drug activity in your neighborhood or on your farm, please contact the Russell County Sheriffs Office Drug/Wanted Persons Tip-line at 270-343-8116.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Ronald J. Gibson, 57 of Indianapolis, arrested by Liberty Police Officer Smith for DUI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, & No Registration Plates.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Mary K. Dufresne, 37 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Failure to Signal, Careless Driving, Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
  • Raven C. Phelps, 28 of Bronston, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
  • John C. Phelps, 40 of Bronston, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Methamphetamine, & Serving a Parole Violation Warrant.
  • James A. Eldridge, 30 of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Serving a Parole Violation Warrant, Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Benjamin M. Hull, age 22, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for Speeding (26 mph or more over limit), Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree (Police Officer), Reckless Driving, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Douglas E. Spurlock, age 53, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for No Operator’s License, & DUI.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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CASEY COUNTY WOMAN INJURED IN A SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT THURSDAY

 

One person injured in a single vehicle accident Thursday morning.

 

Casey County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene around 9am on KY 1547.

 

Investigators tell us Chelsea Matthews was driving a late model sedan when she apparently lost control due to unknown reasons. The car overturned near Allentown Stretch.

 

Matthews was treated on scene by Casey County EMS, then transported to Casey County Hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries.

 

Deputy Jayson Grider investigated.

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT SPECIAL MEETING 7/26/19

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court will hold a special called meeting Friday morning, July 26th at 9am at the old Courthouse.

 

The meeting is open to the public.

 

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KY 70 TEMPORARILY CLOSED AT CASEY/TAYLOR LINE NEXT WEEK

 

The Kentucky Department of Highways will temporarily close KY 70 in Casey County to through traffic beginning at the Casey/Taylor County line (mile point 0) and ending at mile point 4 (Wolford-Murphy Road), next week, as crews work to replace cross drains beneath the roadway.

 

Crews will close the route on Monday, July 29, Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 at approximately 9 a.m. EDT and will re-open by approximately 2 p.m. EDT each day. The start date and duration may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. 

 

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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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Randy K. Cooper, 35 of Monticello, arrested by KSP for Speeding (10 mph over limit), Careless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, No Registration Receipt, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Improper Passing, Failure to Signal, & Disregarding a Stop Sign.
  • Bobby L. Sullivan, 25 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer), Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Resisting Arrest, Menacing, Violation of a KY EPO/DVO, & Criminal Mischief.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Douglas Graves, 47 of Lancaster, arrested by Garrard County Police for DUI.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR PARTS OF RUSSELL COUNTY

 

A water line break caused many Russell County residents to wake up to no water service yesterday.
The break was on Mt Olive Road.


A Boil Water Advisory is in effect on Hwy 1729 from 1803 to 3065. The Advisory also includes Mt. Olive Rd, West 76 (from Mt. Olive Circle Road to the Adair County line), Carlos Foley Road and Miller Short Road. 


Customers in those areas should boil any water used for human consumption, bringing it to a rolling boil for at least 3 minutes, and boil water for short term use only.


If you have any questions, contact your water provider.

 

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CASEY COUNTY INDICTMENTS

 

 Casey County indictments...

  •  Edwin D.L. Laine age 25 address unknown,  assault 2nd degree, unlawful imprisonment 1st degree/2 counts, theft by unlawful taking under $500, violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO, endangering the welfare of a minor, and criminal mischief 3rd degree.
  •  Ronnie D Means age 62 of Yosemite,  possession of methamphetamine 1st degree 3rd offense, tampering with physical evidence, persistent felony offender 1st degree, DUI aggravating circumstance, and no or expired registration plates.
  •  Terry A Black age 44 of Waynesburg,  public intoxication, and tampering with physical evidence.
  •  Kyle D Leischner age 27 of Columbia,  possession of methamphetamine 1st degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
  •  Donald R Sanders age 67 of Liberty,  trafficking in methamphetamine 1st degree 2nd offense, persistent felony offender, possession of controlled substance 2nd degree, possession of a handgun by convicted felon, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
  •  Anna M Devine age 40 of Liberty,  possession of methamphetamine 1st degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, assault 3rd degree/2 counts, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, and 2 counts of menacing.
  •  Charles T Sanders age 24 of Liberty,  criminal attempt to commit murder, assault third-degree/2 counts, possession of methamphetamine 1st degree, Escape 1st degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, terroristic threatening 3rd degree, & 2 counts of menacing.
  •  Jo Ann Torres age 49 of Russell Springs,  possession of methamphetamine 1st degree 3rd offense.
  •  Warren G Atwood age 32 of Liberty,  bail jumping 1st, and persistent felony offender first-degree.
  •  James M Terry age 54 of Liberty,  bail jumping 1st degree.

 We remind our listeners and indictment is only a legal accusation, not an indicator of guilt.

 

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KY 70 CLOSED NEAR THE CASEY/TAYLOR COUNTY LINE

 

Maintenance crews will be replacing a cross drain on KY 70 between Stoner Creek and the Casey County Line beginning Wednesday, July 24th. Work will require closure of the road. Local access will be maintained. 

 

Motorist traveling toward Liberty will use KY 659 back to KY 70. 

 

Motorists traveling toward Campbellsville will use KY 1752 to KY 76 back to KY 70.

 

With favorable weather in our forecast, work should be complete and the road reopened before the end of the day on Friday.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Chris L. Weddle, 44 of Liberty, arrested by Liberty Police Officer Smith for Assault-1st Degree, & Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree.
  • Jeremy D. Cox, 41 of Hustonville, arrested by Deputy Loy with Casey County Sheriff’s Department for Careless Driving, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Jeffery D. Cutter Jr., age 32, arrested by Danville Police for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, & Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.
  • Brittney Hicks, age 19, arrested by Danville Police for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.
  • Michael T. Riney, age 23, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Aggravated Circumstance), Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & DUI.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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WAYNE COUNTY WALK AWAY INMATE BACK BEHIND BARS

 

A Florida man is back in custody after walking away from a Wayne County Jail, inmate work detail.


45 year old Robert Mullins, of Umatilla, Fla. is a state inmate being held for flagrant nonsupport out of Russell County.


He walked away from work release detail at the Wayne County courthouse. 


Mullins was arrested yesterday and is now facing additional charges of 2nd Degree Escape.

 

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WAYNESBURG WOMAN KILLED IN PULASKI COUNTY CRASH

 

According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, on July 21, 2019 a fatal accident occurred sometime late-night or early morning this date on East KY 452. 

 

Investigation shows that Kimberly M. Lane, age 37 of Waynesburg, KY was traveling west on KY 452 around the 4500 block when she ran off the shoulder of the roadway and traveled approximately 170 feet and collided with a tree.  It does not appear that Ms. Lane was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and sustained severe trauma from the impact.  

 

The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office arrived on the scene just after 8:00 AM and pronounced Ms. Lane deceased.

 

Ms. Lane was driving a 2006 Chevy pickup.  

 

The first call received on this accident was at 0727 by a passerby that saw the truck over the embankment. 

 

Science Hill Fire and Somerset/Pulaski County EMS were also on scene.  

 

The accident remains under investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Tara D. Corbin, 27 of Columbia, arrested by KSP for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), Promoting Contraband, & Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500).
  • Michael O. Huff, 32 of Louisville, arrested by KSP for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree/3rd Offense, Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Jeffrey A. Elmore, 44 of Jamestown, arrested by KSP for Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (on foot), Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Insurance, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree, & No Registration Plates/Receipt.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • France A. Helton, 37 of Columbia, arrested by Burnside Police for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Signal, & Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Sue A. Jones, 41 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Failure to Signal, Failure to Notify Address Change to DOT, No Insurance, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Linda S. Wilson, 55 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for No Registration Plates, No Insurance, Driving on a DUI Suspended License, & Reckless Driving.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Raymond A. Pendygraft, age 60, arrested by Danville Police for DUI.
  • Allison N. Kennedy, age 34, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for No Insurance, Trafficking in Mehtamphetamine-1st Degree, Trafficking in Legend Drugs, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Tierra L. Clark, age 31, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
  • Mary A. Rison, age 42, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • David R. Hall, 35 of Crab Orchard, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, & Unlawful Imprisonment-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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2 INJURED & 1 ARRESTED IN BOATING COLLISION ON LAKE CUMBERLAND

 

A Jessamine County man is facing numerous charges after two people were injured in a boating accident on Lake Cumberland Saturday.


Kentucky Fish & Wildlife says the head-on collision happened near Lowgap Island on Lake Cumberland.


48 year old Terry Ashley, of Nicholasville, was lodged in the Russell County Jail. He is charged with Operating a Boat while Under the Influence, Wanton Endangerment, & other charges.


The two injured boaters were transported to the Russell County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

 

 

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • Jason W. Antle, 40 of Campbellsville, arrested by Russell Springs Police on 3 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Kyle K. Wright Sr., 52 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense, Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Failure to Appear.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • William Maggard, 20 of Lancaster, arrested by Lancaster Police for Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Possession of Marijuana, Resisting Arrest, & Disorderly Conduct-1st Degree.
  • Stephanie Lamie, 20 of Lancaster, arrested by Lancaster Police for Obstructed Windshield, One Headlight, Glaring Headlights, Failure to Dim Headlights, No Insurance, Possession of Marijuana, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Reckless Driving, & Failure to Signal.
  • Jacob Tucker, 20 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for DUI.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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CASEY COUNTY KY ASAP RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT

 

A local group has received a significant federal grant to help them in their efforts to stop substance abuse.

 

The Casey County Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, or ASAP, was awarded the STOP Grant in the amount of $48,500 for four years to address under age alcohol use.

 

The mission of Casey County ASAP is to prevent & reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco & other drugs among youth and adults in our community.

 

Cathy Williams is the group director. For more information about the group, and what you can do to help, call the ASAP office @ 606-706-6552.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Timothy D. Daniel, 52 of Dunnville, arrested by KSP for DUI, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, & Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Amanda R. Gowin, 35 of Stearns, arrested by KSP for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (4 counts) (drug unspecified), Tampering with Physical Evidence, Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Promoting Contraband.
  • Jordan S. Smith, 28 of Somerset, arrested by Probation & Parole for Possession of Methamphetamine/Heroin-1st Degree.
  • Autumn N. Smith, 19 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Identity Theft, Bail Jumping, Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500), & Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer).
  • Addie S. Thompson, 21 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Methmaphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Valerie L. Johnson, 46 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Lyndon B. Dishman, 34 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Burglary-1st Degree, & Assault-2nd Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Rustin Wood, 24 of Lancaster, arrested by Garrard County Police for DUI-2nd Offense, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, No Insurance, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
  • Jessica Hurt, 31 of Lexington, arrested by Lincoln County Constable for DUI, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

 

Excessive Heat Warning 

From 2:00pm EDT, Thu Jul 18 until 8:00pm EDT, Sun Jul 21

Issued by: Louisville - KY, US, National Weather Service,

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ SUNDAY... * TEMPERATURE...HEAT INDICES RANGING FROM 100 TO 110 DEGREES WILL BE POSSIBLE EACH AFTERNOON FROM TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY, WITH THE HIGHEST HEAT INDICES ALONG AND WEST OF I-65. * IMPACTS...SEVERAL DAYS OF HEAT INDICES NEAR OR ABOVE 105 DEGREES COULD HAVE A CUMULATIVE IMPACT ON SOME INDIVIDUALS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ENGAGE IN PROLONGED OUTDOOR WORK OR OTHER ACTIVITIES. ALSO, CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES. NEVER LEAVE PETS, CHILDREN, OR THE ELDERLY UNATTENDED IN PARKED VEHICLES. THE EXTENDED PERIOD OF HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY CAN WORSEN THE EFFECTS OF HEAT STRESS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE, RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER, STAY IN AIR-CONDITIONING, STAY OUT OF THE SUN, AND CHECK ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. &&

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1 PERSON INJURED IN A PULASKI COUNTY ROLL OVER ACCIDENT

 

According to Pulaski County Sheriff, Greg Speck, Deputy Brandon Smith responded to a single vehicle accident on KY 196 in Nancy, KY.  When Deputy Smith arrived, he discovered a 2003 Toyota Tundra on its top. The Tundra was pulling a small fishing boat. The vehicle was being operated by a Ernest Larch, age 59 of Nancy, KY.  Mr. Larch was treated at the scene by Somerset/Pulaski County EMS and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The injuries appear to be non-life threatening.  There were no other passengers in the truck with Mr. Larch.  

 

It appears the vehicle was traveling westbound and was going into some S curves on KY 196 when the driver lost control striking an embankment and overturning.  The truck sustained major damage, but the boat and trailer only sustained minor damage. Wet roads may have been a contributing factor in the accident.

 

The Nancy Fire Department arrived at the scene and assisted with the injured and assisted the Sheriff’s Office during their investigation.    

 

The accident remains under investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

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2 PEOPLE INJURED IN A 2 CAR ACCIDENT IN PULASKI COUNTY MONDAY

 

According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, two people were injured in a two vehicle accident Monday morning, July 15, 2019 on Ferry Road in Somerset, Kentucky.

 

At approximately 11:02 AM, the 911 Dispatch Center advised Deputies Alex Wesley and Zach Mayfield of an injury accident with entrapment at the intersection of Ferry Road and Prather Cemetery Road.

 

 Upon arrival at the scene, Deputies Wesley and Mayfield found two victims suffering from injuries sustained in the collision.  

 

Preliminary investigation of the accident found that Wanda Lee Whitaker, age 70 of Hidden Springs Drive, Somerset was northbound on Ferry Road in a Gray 2014 Toyota van.  Apparently Ms. Whitaker crossed the center line and struck a southbound 2019 White Buick Enclave. The Buick was operated by Tommy Wiley, age 73 of Horizon Court, Somerset, Kentucky.

 

Both victims were treated at the scene by EMS personnel.  Ms. Whitaker was flown from the scene by Air Methods to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and Mr. Wiley was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

 

Three juvenile passengers in the van operated by Ms. Whitaker declined treatment or transport to the hospital.

 

Units were assisted at the scene by volunteers of the Parkers Mill Fire Department and the Pulaski County Rescue Squad.

 

The accident remains under investigation by Deputy Alex Wesley of the PCSO.

 

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CASEY COUNTY WOMAN INJURED IN A VEHICLE vs BUGGY ACCIDENT

 

A Casey County woman was injured in a vehicle vs horse/buggy accident Tuesday.

 

The Casey County Sheriff’s Office reports 39 year old Ella Gingrich, of Liberty, was headed south on Hwy 127 when she was struck from the rear by a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by 64 year old Victoria Allen, also of Liberty.

 

Gingrich sustained injuries to her head and was treated on scene by Casey County EMS, then transported to Casey County Hospital. She was later transferred to UK Hospital in Lexington for further treatment. No other injuries were reported.

 

The accident happened shortly before 1pm, about 5 miles south of Liberty.

 

Deputy Bruce Blevins investigated.

 

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NO ANNEXATION IN SOMERSET

 

The Mayor of Somerset puts an end to an on-going debate concerning annexation.

Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset…

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Casey County Sheriff’s Department, Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard, arrested Bennie Dunham of Liberty. Mr. Dunham was charged with DUI after he was involved in a single vehicle collision on east 70 in Yosemite.

Cited to appear in Court.

 

  • Danny L. Adams, 56 of Crab Orchard, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI-3rd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Aggravated Circumstance), & Careless Driving.
  • Aaron L. Walters, 25 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Speeding (26 mph or more over limit), Reckless Driving, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle), Disregarding Stop Sign, Failure to Signal, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on Expired Operator’s License, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Menacing.
  • Seayara M. Palmer, 30 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Opiates-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance).
  • Nicholas E. Palmer, 33 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Larry W. Fairchild, age 46, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for DUI, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Synthetic Drugs, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Tampering with Physical Evidence, & No Moped Operator’s License.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Kenneth Clark, 30 of Hustonville, arrested by Garrard County Sheriff’s Office for Failure to Appear, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Reckless Driving, & DUI.
  • Robert J. Durham Jr., 47 of Stanford, arrested for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Trafficking in Heroin, & Flagrant Non-Support.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

 

Excessive Heat Watch for Casey County, Kentucky

From 2:00pm EDT, Thu Jul 18 until 8:00pm EDT, Sun Jul 21

Action Recommended: Attend to information sources as described in the instructions

Issued by: Louisville - KY, US, National Weather Service,

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. * TEMPERATURE...HEAT INDICES RANGING FROM 100 TO AS HIGH AS 110 DEGREES WILL BE POSSIBLE EACH AFTERNOON FROM THURSDAY INTO SUNDAY, WITH THE HIGHEST HEAT INDICES WEST OF I-65. * IMPACTS...SEVERAL DAYS OF HEAT INDICES NEAR OR ABOVE 105 DEGREES COULD HAVE A CUMULATIVE IMPACT ON SOME INDIVIDUALS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ENGAGE IN PROLONGED OUTDOOR WORK OR OTHER ACTIVITIES. ALSO, CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES. NEVER LEAVE PETS, CHILDREN, OR THE ELDERLY UNATTENDED IN PARKED VEHICLES. THE EXTENDED PERIOD OF HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY CAN WORSEN THE EFFECTS OF HEAT STRESS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. &&

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PULASKI COUNTY FAIR GETS UNDERWAY

 

The Pulaski County Fair is going on this week.

Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...

 

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CASEY COUNTY APPLE FESTIVAL PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETS THIS EVENING

 

The Casey County Apple Festival Planning Committee will meet today at 6pm at their office on Beldon Avenue in Liberty.

 

The meeting is open to the public.

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.

 

First on the agenda, Kim Cain, with the District Health Department addressed the court concerning the tax rate. County Judge Executive, Randy Dial…

The tax rate was accepted.

 

Several 4H students from 4th grade to High School Freshman, presented their speeches for the 4H Ham Project, in preparation for competition at the State Fair.

 

Under Road Business, three vehicles were declared surplus to be sold at auction…

The motion was approved.

 

Also under Road Business, Judge Executive Randy Dial presented the Flex Fund Agreement.

That motion was also approved.

 

Under 911 Business, Judge Dial gave an update on the E911 tower project…

 

The Court went into Executive Session for about 35 minutes to discuss personnel. 

No action was taken.

 

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court will be August 19th.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Leonard A. Little, 46 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Insurance, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, & DUI-3rd Offense.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Joseph L. Denny, 28 of Lancaster, arrested by KSP for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & License to be In Possession.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Robin L. Snowden Jr., age 37, arrested by Danville Police for Burglary-2nd Degree, Possession of Burglary Tools, & Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO METH ARREST

 

A Liberty man was arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop Monday.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle noticed a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo traveling in the middle of the road on Butcher Street with very dark window tint. He initiated a traffic stop just before Noon on KY 70 near the Judicial Center. The driver, 26 year old Timothy S. Childress, stated he did not have a driver’s license. Canine “Mako,” with Liberty Police Department, alerted to possible drugs in the vehicle. A search uncovered a baggie containing a crystal substance believed to be Methamphetamine.

 

Childress stated he wasn’t sure about meth in the vehicle, but stated he had used meth 2 days ago. Field sobriety tests indicated Childress was driving under the influence of drugs. He was transported to Casey County Hospital for blood testing.

 

The window tinting was also tested and showed to be in violation of the 35% legal limit.

 

Childress was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of Carless Driving, Excessive Window Tinting, Driving on a DUI Suspended License, & Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense.

 

Sheriff Weddle was assisted on scene by Deputy Jayson Grider, Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett, K9 Mako, Officer Christian, & Constable Wesley.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Joshua W. McElroy, 24 address unknown, arrested by Liberty Police Officer Martin for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Unlawful Imprisonment-2nd Degree, & Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Craig A. Sworden, 40 of Science Hill, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Resisting Arrest.
  • Joshua M. Barnett, 32 of Science Hill, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Brenda S. James, 32 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Failure to Appear.
  • Matthew H. Rader, 32 of Monticello, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified).
  • Robert D. Dabney, 36 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Amanda C. Gross, 36 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Identity Theft.
  • James S. Cowan, 52 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines, Contempt of Court, Sodomy-1st Degree, Persistent Felony Offender I & II, Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Failure to Appear.
  • John E. Morrison, 55 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Possession of Marijuana.
  • Santiago E. Morales, 35 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, & No Moped Operator’s License.
  • Larry G. Ramsey, 47 of Ferguson, arrested by Somerset Police for Failure to Appear, Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
  • Michael E. Larussa, 51 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Failure to Appear.
  • Brian D. Jasper, 44 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, & Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Kirstie McDonald, 27 of Jenkins, arrested by Stanford Police for Possession of Heroin & Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
  • Matthew Barbour, 25 of Lancaster, arrested by Garrard County Police for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, & Assault-4th Degree.
  • Michael J. Guillen, 34 of Danville, arrested by Garrard County Police for Driving on a DUI Suspended License-3rd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance, Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500), Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, & Criminal Mischief.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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LINCOLN COUNTY HOUSE FIRE

 

Fire destroyed part of a Lincoln County home early this morning.

 

Firefighters responded to Danville Avenue in Stanford around 2:30am.

 

The fire apparently started in the living room near an air conditioner.

 

There were no working smoke alarms in the home, and the family was asleep at the time of the fire.

 

The family was able to make it out with no injuries reported. They are staying with relatives who live

nearby.

 

Firefighters are not clear on what ignited that fire.

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PICKUP OVERTURNS IN PULASKI COUNTY; 3 INJURED

 

According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, on July 11, 2019, at 11:13 a.m. Sheriff’s Units
responded to a report of a single vehicle injury accident on South US 27 in the Sloans Valley
area of Pulaski County.


Upon arrival, the subsequent investigation revealed that Larry Meadows, age 73, of Whitley
City, KY, was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Pickup truck northbound on US 27 when his tire blew
out causing him to lose control and collide with an embankment and overturn multiple times.


Mr. Meadows was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital by the Somerset/Pulaski
EMS. A passenger in the vehicle, Leanna Meadows, age 55 of Whitley City was also injured
and transported to LCRH by Somerset/Pulaski EMS. There were also four children in the
vehicle. One child, age 11 was injured and transported from the scene by Somerset/Pulaski
County EMS. The three other children in the vehicle were not injured. There ages are 13, 13
and 7.


Sheriff’s Units were assisted at the scene by the Tateville and Burnside Volunteer Fire
Departments.

 

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3 PEOPLE INJURED IN 2 CAR ACCIDENT IN PULASKI COUNTY

 

According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, on July 11, 2019, at 7:10 a.m. Sheriff’s Units
responded to a report of an injury accident on US 27 approximately 13 miles south of Somerset.
Upon arrival, the subsequent investigation revealed that David Schlosser, age 37, of Burnside,
KY, was operating a 2011 Ford southbound on US 27 when it spun out of control and was struck
by a northbound GMC operated by Patience Sharon, age 23, of Pine Knot, KY.


Mrs. Sharon and her passenger, Travis Sharon, age 23, also of Pine Knot were treated at the
scene by Somerset EMS and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Mr. Schlosser
was treated at the scene by Somerset EMS and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional
Hospital by private vehicle.


Travis Sharon was later transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment.
Sheriff’s Units were assisted at the scene by the Tateville Volunteer Fire Department.

 

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DEATH INVESTIGATION IN PULASKI COUNTY

 

According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, on July 1, 2019, a male individual age 62 years
of the Nancy, Kentucky area was reported missing to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies responded to his residence but could not locate him. The area searched by Deputies is
heavily overgrown. The Sheriff’s Office helicopter was used but the person could not be
located.


On July 8, 2011 Sheriff’s Deputies returned to his residence. His residence is in a secluded area,
with dense undergrowth. The residence was heavily secured from the inside. Investigation at
the residence led Deputies to believe that entry into the residence was necessary. With the
assistance of the Pulaski County Rescue Squad and the Nancy Fire Department, entry was gained
into the residence. A body was discovered in the residence. It is believed the body has been in
the house for some time. The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office came to the scene and removed
the body, which was taken from the scene to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office for an
autopsy. The cause of death is still being investigated at this time, but initially appears to be
from natural causes.


The investigation continues by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and the Pulaski County
Coroner’s Office.


The name of the victim has not been released due to waiting on the notification of next of kin
and positive identification of the deceased.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Richard S. Delong, 36 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for No Registration Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, & DUI.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Kathy Sutton, 54 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell Springs Police for No Tail Lamps, License to be In Possession, No Registration Receipt, DUI, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.
  • Jermey M. Ping, 42 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for Rear License Not Illuminated, & DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance).

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Steven E. Gillespie, 47 of Cincinnati, OH, arrested by KSP for DUI, & Improper Signal.
  • Derek J. Lockard, 40 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Susan M. Blanton, 52, & Mark A. Warren, 54, both of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Marijuana, & Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Timothy N. Jent, 46 of Corbin, arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving, No Registration Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, & Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug Unspecified).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • David A. Sparks, 23 of Lancaster, arrested by KSP for Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Abuse of a Corpse in connection with the death of Savannah Spurlock.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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LIBERTY MAN ARRESTED AFTER A HATCHET ATTACK ON HIS MOTHER

 

A Liberty man is accused of attacking his mother with a hatchet.

 

Casey County Sheriff, Chad Weddle, along with Deputy Jason Grider, responded to a 911 dispatch around 9:30am Thursday morning at 2075 Poplar Springs Road. 

 

The call came from Tony Luttrell, stating that 22 year old William Tyler Luttrell had attacked his mother, Michelle Luttrell.

 

Michelle identified her son as her attacker. She suffered deep cuts to her forehead and right arm. A helicopter was requested, but declined due to weather conditions. Michelle was transported to Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville by Casey County EMS.

 

Sheriff Weddle says Tyler Luttrell was found in an upstairs bedroom of the residence. He was ordered to put his hands behind his back, but jumped up with the hatched in his right hand. He ignored several commands to drop the weapon. That’s when Sheriff Weddle told him if he didn’t drop the hatchet, he’d have to shoot him. Tyler eventually complied and was taken into custody without further incident.

 

He was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of Assault-1st Degree (Domestic Violence). He was also served a Russell County indictment warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

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PULASKI COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Pulaski County Fiscal Court met in special session on Wednesday. 

 

Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...

 

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Adrienne Jones, 36 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Bryan D. Crozier, 40 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Resisting Arrest, & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.
  • Geovonia Coleman, 36 of Danville, arrested by Ky Fish & Wildlife for Failure to Appear, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Trafficking in Marijuana, No Insurance, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked License, & License to be in Possession.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Garnetta M. Benge, age 50, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for DUI, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked License, & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Micheal W. Edwards, 43 of Hustonville, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for DUI.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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DEATH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN MARION COUNTY

 

On Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at approximately 8:57amET, Kentucky State Police Post 15 was notified of a possible deceased male located outside of a residence on Fairgrounds Road in Lebanon.

 

Upon arrival, units discovered the deceased male was 39-year-old Christopher Thompson of Lebanon.

 

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed.  

 

This investigation is being led by Detective Joshua Dicken.

 

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • Jeffrey D. Bryant, 60 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Shepard with Casey County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, & Failure to Wear Seat Belts.
  • Sheriff Chad Weddle and Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett arrested Felicia Dorst, 29 of Liberty on an indictment warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Parapahernalia, & a bench warrant for Failure to Appear.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Vanessa M. Baker, 28 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Jessica D. Mink, 36 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified), & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-3rd Degree.
  • Stephanie L. Miller, 38 of Monticello, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Violating Conditions of Release, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Larry G. Cook, 67 of Bronston, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Levi T. Swann, 24 of Harrodsburg, arrested by Somerset Police for Failure to Signal, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on a DUI Suspended License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & DUI-3rd Offense.
  • Hank R. Smith, 27 of Somerset, arrested by Probation & Parole for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Violating Probation.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • David R. Brady, age 31, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Rear License Not Illuminated, One Headlight, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail

 

  • Margaret A. Sharp, 43 of Hustonville, arrested by Deputy Woodrum with Casey County Sheriff’s Office for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, & Assault-4th Degree.
  • Tiffany Jackson, 33 of Stanford, arrested by Garrard County Police for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs-2nd Offense, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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SOMERSET SCHOOL BOARD MEETING REPORT

 

The Somerset Board of Education met in regular session last night.

Jeff Henderson has details...

 

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PULASKI COUNTY MAN INJURED IN A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN CASEY COUNTY

 

Trooper Billy Begley, with Kentucky State Police, is investigating a two vehicle injury collision that occurred on July 5th, 2019 at approximately 5:26 PM EST, 17 miles east of Liberty on Ky 70.

 

17 year old Emily Gillock of Liberty, was east bound on KY 70, operating a 2013 Hyundai when she attempted to turn into a private drive, turning into the path of a west bound 2017 Kawasaki motorcycle, operated by 51 year old Kenneth Warner of Science Hill.  

 

Gilllock was belted and not injured.

 

Warner was not wearing a helmet and was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital by private vehicle for treatment of minor injuries.     

 

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PULASKI COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON WEAPONS CHARGES

 

Sheriff Greg Speck reports that a Bronston, Kentucky man was arrested Sunday, July 7, 2019 after deputies answered a 911 call of a disturbance at Cumberland Manor Apartments.

 

At approximately 10:30 am Sunday, Deputies Alex Wesley and Brandon Patterson arrived at Cumberland Manor Court Apartments and made contact with Michael Heath, age 37 of Forest Ridge Road, Bronston, Kentucky.  In the course of an investigation of the disturbance, Deputy Wesley learned that Mr. Heath was being sought on a Pulaski County Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for a court appearance.

 

Deputy Wesley conducted a search of Mr. Heath as well as his personal belongings and found a "sawed off" 12 gauge shotgun, a hatchet, three knives, a shank (type of small homemade knife), and a  BB handgun.

 

Michael Heath was arrested and charged with the following:

1.  Failure to Appear

2.  Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

3.  Carry Concealed Weapon by Prior Deadly Weapon Felony Offender

4.  Defacing a Firearm

 

Mr. Heath was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without incident.

 

The investigation continues by Deputy Alex Wesley of the Sheriff's Office.

 

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CASEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

 

The Casey County Board of Education had a short meeting last night.

Here's Superintendent, Marion Sowders...

The first day back for students will be Wednesday, Aug. 7th.

The next regular meeting of the Casey County School Board will be Monday, Aug. 12th.

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

 

The Liberty City Council met in regular session Monday.

 

At the top of the agenda was the city’s 3 Fire/Weather Alert sirens. The current sirens are Civil Defense sirens from the 50’s/60’s, and are becoming increasingly difficult to maintain due to the old wiring.

The Council opted to research the cost of switching to a radio control for each siren in the city.

 

The Council took time to hear from 3 members of our local 4H. Addie Davis, McKayla Hamilton, and Jaylynn Hamilton each gave a 3 minute speech on curing a country ham, in practice for competition at the Kentucky State Fair.

 

The Council approved a 2nd Reading of a Franchise Agreement with Charter Communications, pending an amendment to renewal notification from 3 years to 1 year.

 

Representatives from Rumke Santitation addressed the Council concerning their bid for garbage collection in the city.

Rumke had the highest bid to buy back the new garbage truck, just recently acquired by the city. Rumke’s is $250,000, which combined with the cost of the new garbage cans, would represent a loss of around $130,000 to the city. That cost would be off-set over time by cutting the cost of garbage can rentals. The issue was tabled for further analysis.

 

A proposed Inter-Local Agreement may provide a means to more collaboration between the City, County, and the Casey County Sheriff’s Department…

The motion was approved for the a 6 month trial project.

 

Also, Councilman, Larry Bowmer requested a Monthly Activity Report from the Liberty City Police Department.

 

The next regular meeting of the Liberty City Council is scheduled for Monday, August 12th.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Sheriff Chad Weddle and Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett arrested Felicia Dorst, 29, of Liberty on an indictment warrant for charges of possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense, Possession of Marijuana, & Drug Paraphernalia, & a bench warrant for failure to appear.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Rodney J. Smith, 53 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Assault-4th Degree (Dating Violence), & Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.
  • Larry G. Cook, 67 of Bronston, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Levi T. Swann, 24 of Harrodsburg, arrested by Somerset Police for Failure to Signal, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on a DUI Suspended License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & DUI-3rd Offense.
  • Hank R. Smith, 27 of Somerset, arrested by Probation & Parole for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Probation Violation.
  • Jonathan S. Whitaker, 29 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Burglary-3rd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500), Criminal Mischief, & Persistent Felony Offender 1.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

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

 

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SOMERSET CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

Jeff Henderson covered yesterday's meeting of the Somerset City Council...

 

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MISSING RUSSELL COUNTY TEEN

 

Help locate a missing teen...

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Leon Pettyjohn, 83 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, & DUI-3rd Offense.
  • Daniel A. Wilkinson, 23 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, DUI, & No Operator’s License.
  • Tami S. Campbell, 54 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Margaret A. Sharp, 43 of Hustonville, arrested by KSP for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, & Assault-4th Degree.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • David B. Runyon, 31 of Columbia, arrested by Russell Springs Police for DUI, Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), No Registration Receipt, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Larry M. Gillock, 51, & Lisa M. Gillock, 45 both of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Rebecca N. Hensley, 31 of Jamestown, arrested for DUI, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, Possession of Marijuana, & Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
  • Reynaldo A. Morales, 30 of Jamestown, arrested by KSP for Public Intoxication, Possession of Marijuana, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, & Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Bobby Hoskins Jr., 50 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Robbery-1st Degree, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Resisting Arrest, Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Charles D. Mounce, 59 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Kevin G. McFerron, 29 of Eubank, arrested by KSP for No Lights on Bicycle, Operating Non-Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Michael Heath II, 37 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon, Defaceing a Firearm, & Failure to Appear.
  • Trent D. Howard, 34 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Assault-4th Degree, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Resisting Arrest.
  • Bradley N. Young, 47 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for DUI-2nd Offense, Driving on a DUI Suspended License-2nd Offense, License to be In Possession, No Insurance, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, & Failure to Notify Address Change to DOT.
  • Dustin D. Daulton, 33 of Nancy, arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving, Rear License Not Illuminated, No Insurance, License to be In Possession, DUI, & Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Stanley L. Thompson, 40 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Burglary-2nd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking from vehicle (over $500), & Criminal Mischief-1st Degree.
  • Timothy L. Cooke, 28 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Speeding (20 mph Over Limit), Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, No Insurance-2nd Offense, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle), No Registration Plates, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
  • Jasey L. Catron, 36 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Kristi L. Langston, age 32, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Heroin-1st Degree.
  • John M. Essex, age 56, arrested by Mercer County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense, & Trafficking in Heroin.
  • Dejan Haddis, age 33, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, Disregarding Stop Sign, Reckless Driving, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked License, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Theft of a Firearm.
  • Kelly L. Beyersdoerfer, age 46, arrested by Junction City Police for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), No Registration Receipt, Possession of Methamphetamine, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Eli D. Wells, age 29, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Aiden S. Wells, age 23, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in & Possession of Heroin, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

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2 TRAPPED DOGS WERE RESCUED IN CASEY COUNTY

 

Members of the Liberty-Casey County Rescue Squad received a call for assistance from pet owners of 2 missing Jack Russell dogs, Sassy and Rex. After arriving on scene late in the evening of July 4th, it was apparent that the dogs had chased a raccoon under a rock bluff and deep into a crevice off of Bryant Ridge Rd.  After discussions with the pet owners, the Buckners, who had been trying to self rescue for nearly 4 hours, the decision was made to suspend efforts until day light the next morning. Units gathered back on scene with more man power and appropriate tools. With in 2 hours a successful rescue was achieved for both Sassy and Rex! Both dogs had been missing for a total of approximately 40 hours. They are now safe and sound with their loving owners Aaron, Amanda and Sarah. Liberty-Casey County Rescue Squad would like to the thank the Buckners for the opportunity to assist in this heart felt animal rescue. It just goes to show that in our small town emergency personnel will always pull together to get the job done!

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2 CASEY COUNTY RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN ADAIR COUNTY

 

On Thursday, Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman arrested Chris Schuber, 35, and Michelle Perry, 36, both of Liberty. 


The incident occurred 19 miles east of Columbia on Sanders Ridge when a search of a residence resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine, along with a large quantity of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.


Both were lodged in the Adair County Jail.


Sheriff Brockman was assisted by Deputy Chandler Staten, Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle, & Kentucky State Police.

 

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Amber Blakey, 41 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Driving on an Expired Operator’s License.
  • Melissa A. Halcomb, 52 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $1,000,000), & Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Preston T. Ridsdale, 58, & Darlene M. Thomas, 58, both of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Engaging in Organized Crime, Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Controlled Substance Endangerment to a Child-4th Degree, & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified).
  • Michael Wooley, 65 of Eubank, arrested by KSP for DUI, No Insurance, Rear License not Illuminated, Improper Signal, & Failure to Wear Seat Belts.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Arnold L. Cook II, age 44, arrested by Junction City Police for Auto Theft (over $500).
  • Hunter R. Claunch, age 25, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Trafficking in Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a School.
  • Rebecca Whitehouse, age 21, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Failure to Wear Seat Belts.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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TRANSPORTATION CABINET OFFICIALS TO ATTEND RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING TO MAKE FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT

 

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Dept. of Rural & Municipal Aid Commissioner, Gray Tomblyn II, will attend the Russell County Fiscal Court meeting Monday, July 8, 2019 to make a transportation funding announcement.


WHERE:   Russell County Courthouse, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY 


WHEN:     Monday, July 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. CT

 

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LIBERTY INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

 

The City of Liberty is gearing up for a great 4th of July celebration.

Organizer, Nicki Johnson says the line-up for the parade starts at 3:30...

Along with the parade, will be food, vendors, and a concert...

The grand finale of the evening will be a huge fireworks show...

For more information, call Nicki at 606-706-1310.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle arrested James Chad Peavley, 39, of Hustonville, for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $10,000; 2 counts), Burglary-3rd Degree, Theft by unlawful taking (under $500), & Receiving Stolen Property (under $10,000).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Derrick L. Neathery, 38 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Barry W. Kie, 31 of Bowling Green, arrested by Burnside Police for Reckless Driving, Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, License to be In Possession, No Operator’s License, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Wrongfully filling Prescriptions, & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Joshua S. Gillilan, 25 of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

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

 

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SEMI ACCIDENT IN CASEY COUNTY

 

Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle injury collision on Monday, July 1st, 2019 at 8:27amET, 10 miles east of Liberty on KY 70.

 

Preliminary investigation indicates that 23 year-old Trevor Dowell of Tateville, KY was operating a 2000 Western Star tractor-trailer traveling East on KY 70.  Dowell came into a curve causing his passenger side wheels to drop off the right side of the roadway.  When the vehicle dropped off the roadway, the load shifted causing the vehicle to strike a culvert and overturn.  Dowell was transported to Lake Cumberland Hospital in Somerset by the Casey County EMS with non-life threatening injuries

 

Officer First Class Casey Tooley is investigating and was assisted on scene by other KSP personnel, Casey County Fire, EMS and Kentucky Department of Transportation.  

 

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555).  Citizens can call to confidentially report impair drivers or any criminal activity.  You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app.  The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior.  The app is available for IPhone, IPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple or Google Play stores.  Download the KSP mobile app by searching “KSPOLICE” in the app store and you can also follow along on twitter @KYStatePolice. 

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session yesterday.

 

Brenda Carmichael and Linda Lee were reappointed to the Lake Cumberland Area Aging Council for another term.

 

The court voted to appoint Melissa Richards as Deputy Judge and Finance Officer at an additional $2,000 per year to her salary.

 

Two flood damaged desks at the Ag center, along with numerous items at the jail we’re all designated as surplus to be destroyed.

 

The council went into executive session for about 45 minutes to discuss personnel. No action was taken.

 

Judge Executive Randy Dial mentioned recent food-service bids that were discussed at a previous meeting, and told the Magistrates that he may have an alternative option...

The magistrates voted to advertise for bids for the alternative food service.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle gave his monthly report ...

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court will be Monday, July 15th.

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KSP POST 15 MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT

 

During the month of June 2019, there were 27 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 were four fatal collision during the month of June in the Post 15 area.

  • Akeem D. Williams, age 26 of Jefferson Co KY was killed on 06/05/19 in Clinton Co KY.
  • Dawn M. Miles, age 42 of Adair Co KY was killed on 06/13/19 in Taylor Co KY.
  • Kendra Moore, age 18 of Cumberland Co KY was killed on 06/25/19 in Metcalfe Co KY.
  • Jeffrey G. Price, age 76 of Clinton Co KY was killed on 06/27/19 in Clinton Co KY.

 

This brings our yearly fatality count to 10 compared with 15 through this same period in 2018.

Statewide fatality count stands at 330 compared with 326 through this same period in 2018.

 

During the month of June 2019, there were 1207 citations written, 213 courtesy notices written, 1949 vehicles inspected, 551 complaints answered, 79 motorists assisted, 75 criminal cases opened and 276 criminal arrests made.

 

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KSP POST 15 TO CONDUCT TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECKPOINTS

 

Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will be conduct safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland. 

 

Troopers will check for impaired drivers, children improperly restrained, and informing the public about the use of seatbelts. 

 

These safety checkpoints will be conducted in various locations throughout the Post 15 area that are experiencing a high ratio of vehicular crashes resulting in injury and/or death compared to relatively low safety restraint usage ratio.

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • On Saturday, Casey County Deputy Vance Davis, Sheriff Chad Weddle, and Liberty Police Officer Tyler Martin arrested Austun C. Reed, 20, of Liberty, for reckless driving and DUI. He was taken to the Casey County Jail.

Other arrests over the last 24 hours…

 

  • Carrie R. Johnson, 40 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Mark A. Deel, 38 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Joe B. Waddle, 60 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Insurance, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Daniel S. Patrick, age 36, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm).
  • Chelsea B. Dulovic, age 29, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Careless Driving, Promoting Contraband-1st Degree, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), & Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Josh R. Phelps, 37 of Hustonville, arrested by Stanford Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Criminal Trespassing-2nd Degree.
  • Nicholas McCullum, 21 of Lancaster, arrested by Garrard County Police for Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree (Police Officer), No Motorcycle Operator’s License, & Reckless Driving.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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KSP POST 7 TO CONDUCT TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECKPOINTS

 

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. 

 

These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

 

Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance, and registration violations. 

 

A complete list of traffic safety checkpoint locations can be found at http://kentuckystatepolice.org/post-locations/post-7/post-7-checkpoints/ .

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT MEETS TODAY

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court meets in regular session today at 5pm at the Judicial Center in downtown Liberty. 

 

The meeting is open to the public.

 

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CASEY COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS

 

  • Cassie D Curtsinger age 27 of Liberty indicted for theft of identity, persistent felony offender 2nd degree, promoting Contraband first-degree, possession of methamphetamine 1st degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Gary D Rogers age 45 of Liberty indicted for trafficking in methamphetamine 1st degree, persistent felony offender first-degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Blake E Keebortz age 25 of Hustonville indicted for criminal abuse 1st degree (victim under 12).
  • Joshua R Wesley age 38 of Liberty indicted for possession of controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense morphine, possession of controlled substance 3rd degree, and possession of marijuana.
  • Misty M Pascoe age 37 of Liberty indicted for trafficking in methamphetamine 1st degree 2nd offense, persistent felony offender 1st degree, and possession of marijuana & drug paraphernalia.
  • Brandon S York age 32 of Russell Springs indicted for possession of methamphetamine 1st degree 3rd offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, expired registration plates, and no insurance.
  • Ryan A Goode age 37 of Liberty indicted for possession of a firearm by convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication, and possession of a police radio.
  • Travis D crew age 36 of Dunnville indicted for trafficking in methamphetamine 1st degree 2nd offense, persistent felony offender 1st degree, fleeing evading police 1st degree motor vehicle, wanton endangerment 1st degree, DUI 2nd offense aggravating circumstance, speeding 26 miles per hour over the limit, reckless driving, improper registration plate, improper passing, no insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest.
  • Megan D Shuck age 24 address unknown indicted for trafficking in methamphetamine first-degree, persistent felony offender first-degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Timothy W Passmore age 39 of Russell Springs indicted for receiving stolen property over $500, criminal possession of a forged instrument 2nd degree 2 counts, license to be in possession, no registration receipt, and possession of marijuana.
  • Timothy J Bates age 55 of Liberty indicted for trafficking and methamphetamine first-degree, persistent felony offender 1st degree, possession of marijuana & drug paraphernalia.
  • Joseph L Goforth age 56 of Liberty indicted for bail jumping 1st degree, fleeing evading police 1st degree motor vehicle, and driving on a suspended or revoked operator's license.
  • Ethan C Whited age 28 of Stanford indicted for burglary second-degree.

We remind our listeners an indictment is only a legal accusation not an indicator of guilt.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Sierra Gaines, 22 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Davis with Casey County Sheriff’s Office, serving a Warrant for another Agency, & Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified).
  • Blake B. Keebortz, 25 of Hustonville, arrested by Deputy Lynn with Casey County Sheriff’s Office on an Indictment Warrant for Criminal Abuse-1st Degree (victim under 12).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • John M. Johnson, 20 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for DUI-2nd Offense, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving without a License/Negligence in Accident, Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle, & No Insurance.
  • Brandon K. Knight, 38 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Probation Violation (Felony Offense), Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Johnny S. Adkins, 38 of Waynesburg, arrested by KSP for Improper Use of Blue Lights, DUI, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
  • Jason S. Napier, 41 of Stanford, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon, & Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance).
  • Ashley R. Wesley, 26 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Jessica B. Pratt, 28 of Nicholasville, arrested by Somerset Police for Receiving Stolen Property (Under $10,000), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot).
  • Clifton Yates-Bryant, 26 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Receiving Stolen Property (under $10,000), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot).
  • Sierra P. Brumley, 28 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset PD for Careless Driving, Failure to Appear, Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines, DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), & Driving on a DUI Suspended License.
  • Joshua M. Carrothers, 28 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police on a Fugitive Warrant, & Possession of Marijuana.
  • Ignacio L. Cornett, 20 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Failure to Appear, Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Beverly A. Snow, age 57, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for Careless Driving, No Insurance, No Registration Plates, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd/3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Driving on an Expired Operator’s License, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, & DUI.
  • Zachary S. Angel, age 27, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for No Registration Plates, No Insurance-2nd Offense, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Charlie J. Ritchie, age 32, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Marijuana.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Jeffery L. Harrison, 49 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Auto Theft (over $500).
  • Darrel Herring, 35 of Covington, arrested by Lincoln County Constable for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Patrick M. Sisco, 33 of Liberty, arrested by Stanford Police for Careless Driving, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle/On Foot), Criminal Mischief-1st Degree, Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Unlawful Inprisonment-1st Degree, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, Bail Jumping-1st Degree, & Failure to Appear.
  • Michael D. Patterson, 57 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Failure to Illuminate Head Lamps, Communication Device Violation, & DUI-3rd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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BOYLE COUNTY JAIL INMATE DEATH INVESTIGATION

 

Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of an inmate at the Boyle County Jail last week.

 

24 year old Jaron Taylor, of Harrodsburg, was pronounced dead on Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 

 

Boyle County Coroner Dr. Don Hamner says Taylor was transported to the hospital from the jail. He says the cause is unknown at this time.

 

Jailer Brian Wofford said on Friday he had asked State Police to investigate Taylor’s death.

 

No further information was available.

 

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