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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2019-08

CCHS REBEL FOOTBALL TONIGHT!

 

The Casey County Rebel Football team are back in action tonight as they travel to Rockcastle County.

 

Tune in for all the exciting play by play action with with Steven Brown & Dan Johnson on your home for Casey County Rebel Football, 98.7 The Buck, or click on the LISTEN LIVE button, on-line at www.chasingthebuck.com.

 

Pre-game will start a little after 7pm, with kick-off set for 7:30pm.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Dakota C. Harris, 22 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Disregarding a Stop Sign, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Reckless Driving, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st/2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle/On Foot), Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Driving on DUI Suspended License, Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Resisting Arrest.
  • Nolina D. Camp, 44 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Parpahernalia, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Nicholas W. Forbes, 31 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Stacey R. Kiskaden, 42 of Corbin, arrested by Somerset Police for Burglary-3rd Degree, Unlawful Access to Computer-1st Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking-Shoplifting (under $500), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Reba K. King, 60 of Danville, arrested by Stanford Police for DUI.
  • Jack C. Hill, 45 of Harrodsburg, arrested by Mercer County Sheriff’s Office on 2 counts of Trafficking in Heroin.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY MAN SENTENCED IN PATRICIDE CASE

 

A Russell County man sentenced to a decade behind bars in connection to the death of his father.

 

42-year-old Eric Wayne Pendleton of Russell Springs, received a 10 year prison sentence on Tuesday for murdering his dad, 66-year-old Montie Pendleton of Dunnville. 

 

In August 2016, police responded to a shooting on Little Clifty Creek Road, just west of Russell Springs. They found Montie Pendleton lying in the driveway. He had been shot once in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

 

Eric Pendleton pled guilty in June of this year. That's when the murder charge was amended to 1st degree manslaughter. 

 

The Russell County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police investigated the incident.

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Billie J. Lawhorn, 46 of Liberty, arrested by Adair County Sheriff’s Office for Speeding (26 mph Over Limit), Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change, DUI, Careless Driving, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Promoting Contraband-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Whitney D. Soard, 32 of Somerset, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for Criminal Facilitation to commit Murder, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
  • Cherish P. Rogers, 30 of Junction City, arrested by KSP for Burglary-3rd Degree, & Theft by Unlawful Taking (Over $500).
  • Christian L. Stubbs, 39 of Waynesburg, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified).
  • Brittany S. Haight, 30 of Stanford, arrested by KSP for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Rebecca N. Hensley, 31 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for DUI, Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug, Possession of Marijuana, Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, & Serving Warrant for Court.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Timothy A. Mincey, 48 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Constable Baldock for Wanton Endengerment-2nd Degree, Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), Violation of a Ky EPO/DVO, Possession of/and Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • James A. Casada, 34 of Science Hill, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, License to be In Possession, and 3 citations for Failure to Appear.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Jeremy Couram, 34 of Crab Orchard, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for DUI, & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Chasity Taylor, 24 of Stanford, arrested by Probation/Parole for Probation Violation (Felony Offense), & Possession of Heroin-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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RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • Stevie N. Sapp, 37 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for DUI-3rd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance).

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Robert D. Klaverweiden, 57 of Burnside, arrested by Burnside Police for License to be In Possession, No Operator’s License, & DUI.
  • Ricky L. Griffin, 53 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

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

 

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CCSO MOST WANTED LIST

 

The Casey County Sheriff’s Office has revised their Most Wanted List.
The following individuals are wanted on various outstanding warrants...

  • Jordan L. Raley, 23 (Apprehended)
  • Janice Manley, 41 (Apprehended)
  • Clinton D. Smith, 33
  • Katrina McMurray, 28
  • Emerald A. Loveless, 19
  • Joshua R. Cochran, 29
  • Sara P. Maynard, 21
  • Warren G. Atwood, 33
  • Natasha Wright, 36
  • Joshua T. Roy, 37

Anyone with information as to their where-abouts are asked to contact the Casey County Sheriff's Office.
Callers can remain anonymous through the Sheriff's Tip Line at 606-787-0288.

 

 

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PULASKI COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT K9 "WODAN" PASSES

 

Sheriff Greg Speck sadly announces the passing of a devoted member of the Pulaski County law enforcement community.

 

Wodan, the 11 year old Dutch Malinois canine of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office died of natural causes on Saturday evening, August 25, 2019.

 

The Malinois is a breed of canines bred in the Netherlands for Military and Police work that are known for their tracking skills, narcotics detection and their ferocity.

 

Wodan served the United States Military as a Special Forces canine in Afghanistan until the age of six when he was donated to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.  

 

Wodan began his career in Law Enforcement under the guidance of his handler, Sergeant Richard Smith, an eleven veteran of the Sheriff's Office.  He remained devoted to Sergeant Smith, his only handler, for five years until his death on Saturday.

 

Wodan was credited with locating missing persons, detecting illegal drugs, apprehending criminals and serving as a visible deterrent against crime at public events.  He anxiously awaited the call to duty, whether to search a building for an intruder or for "show and tell" at an Elementary School.

 

Sheriff Speck said, "Wodan was a valuable asset of the Sheriff's Office and the community.  He will be greatly missed."

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Jamie L. Whitaker, 35 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License.
  • Luther W. Price, 45 of Parkers Lake, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Richard G. Correll, 79 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, & DUI.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Angel Hall, 30 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for DUI-2nd Offense, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.

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 ON BURGLARY CHARGES

 

A Liberty man arrested early Monday on Burglary charges.

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office tells us that 30-year-old Jacob Holt, of 58 Davids Drive, Liberty, KY was arrested Monday morning. The homeowner at 70 Blevins Road, Liberty, KY reported that Holt had broken into his home sometime during the night. The victim found Holt in the bathroom and asked him to leave. Holt refused. 

 

Upon arrival, Officers found Holt hiding in a tree line near the residence. He refused to comply with commands and was dragged out of the woods and taken into custody.

 

Holt was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of Burglary-2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree, Criminal Trespassing-1st Degree, & Resisting Arrest.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle was assisted by Deputy Jason Grider, Liberty Chief of Police, Steven Garrett, Officer Buis, and K9 Mako.

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PULASKI COUNTY MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO SEVERAL STOLEN VEHICLES

 

According to Sheriff Greg Speck, Deputies arrested James Paul Bedwell, age 32 of Hayes Road in Eubank, KY today.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office has been looking for Bedwell for several days on theft related charges. He has eluded capture until today when he was apprehended.  

 

Initially, Bedwell was arrested on a warrant out of Lincoln where he was wanted for stealing a 1996 Jeep, Cherokee.  That vehicle was located in Science Hill on Sunday. It had been spray painted black everywhere but the hood. Deputy Zach Mayfield executed the Lincoln County Warrant charging him with Theft by Unlawful Taking Auto and Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree.  This case is being investigated by the Kentucky State Police in Lincoln County who had secured the warrant for his arrest.  Following the arrest, Bedwell was taken to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.  

 

Detective Joey Johnson and Detective Cody Cundiff (both had been investigating a stolen vehicle earlier in the day) interviewed Bedwell at the Sheriff’s Office.  Subsequent to that interview, Bedwell was charged with additional charges.  

 

Detective Joey Johnson charged Bedwell with Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $10,000 but Under $1,000,000. This charge arose from an investigation conducted by Deputy Joey Johnson with the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Deputy Zack Mayfield also with the Sheriff’s Office.  This concerned the theft of a 2016 Polaris Razor Side by Side. This side by side had sustained a lot of damage after it was stolen by Bedwell.  

 

After interviewing Mr. Bedwell, evidence was obtained and passed onto Chief Tony Duncan concerning the theft of a truck. With the evidence Chief Duncan had he was able to charge Mr. Bedwell with the theft of a 1994 F-350 dump truck, an investigation that the Eubank Police Department was working, and that Mr. Bedwell was a suspect in taken it. This truck had been stolen from Fred Phelps Road in Eubank.  

 

On August 25, 2019 Deputy Branson Patterson had responded to the theft of a pickup truck on Highway 39.  Today, this vehicle was recovered from a creek near Gilliland Lane. The vehicle had the wooden rails removed, the tires had been spray painted as well as the hood and rear fender.  Mr. Bedwell was charged with the theft of this vehicle as well.

 

Mr. Bedwell was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.  As of this press release, no bond has been set.

 

This investigation continues by members of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the Eubank Police Department and the Kentucky State Police.  Other charges could be forthcoming against Bedwell as well as other individuals as this investigation continues.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Christopher D. Cundiff, 39 of Liberty, arrested by Jason Grider with Casey County Sheriff’s Office for DUI, Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Shaun A. Johnson, 41 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for Receiving Stolen Property (Under $500), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance, & Serving Bench Warrants for Court.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Charles G. Meece Jr., 42 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Flagrant Non-Support.
  • Ablaza L. Shelton, 31 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Shaun C. Worley, 37, & Johnny B. Decker, 43, both of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Constable Baldock for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • William R. Somers Jr., 37 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Parole Violation.
  • James H. Sutton, 74 of Fultondale, AL, arrested by Somerset Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Menacing, & Resisting Arrest.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Deodric R. Nealy, age 26, arrested by Danville Police for Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), & Strangulation-2nd Degree.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Anthony J. Durham, 29 of Stanford, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence).
  • Jim E. Russell, 38 of Somerset, arrested by Stanford Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Eric K. Walls, 36 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Violation of a Ky EPO/DVO, & Burglary-2nd Degree.
  • Larry Adams, 28 of Waynesburg, arrested by Stanford Police for Speeding (26 mph Over Limit), Unlawful Imprisonment-1st Degree, Criminal Mischief-1st Degree, Driving on Expired Operator’s License, Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Failure to Dim Headlights, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), & Menacing.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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GOV. BEVIN: $139,000 TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR RUSSELL COUNTY

 

During Friday’s Russell County Fiscal Court meeting, Governor Matt Bevin announced $139,000 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Tarter Lane, Woolridge Schoolhouse Road and A.B. Roy Road. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. This significant investment supports the Governor’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

 

“We are pleased today to announce $139,000 in discretionary transportation funding that is being made available to the Russell County community,” said Gov. Bevin. “Local officials have worked closely with our Transportation Cabinet team to identify priority projects, as we invest in infrastructure upgrades that will significantly enhance safety, access, and economic opportunity.”

 

Russell County Judge-Executive Gary Robertson identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county.  

 

“I would like to thank Governor Bevin and KYTC Rural and Municipal Aid for their continued support in helping the Russell County Fiscal Court keep our county road infrastructure maintained for our citizens,” said Judge-Executive Robertson.

 

Projects submitted to the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid for discretionary fund consideration were evaluated by KYTC district staff to assess the condition of roads and determine the most critical needs based on factors such as safety, economic impact, and traffic volumes.

 

“Modernizing local infrastructure is one of the best routes to attracting and keeping businesses in a community,” said Sen. Max Wise. “Through increased safety and roadway improvements, these resurfacing projects are directly impacting Kentuckians and their communities. I would like to extend my appreciation to those involved for prioritizing Russell County in their resurfacing plans.”

 

The roads set to be addressed provide access to more than 40 homes and multiple side roads.   

 

“I appreciate Governor Bevin recognizing the continuing needs of our county and this part of the state,” said Rep. Jeff Hoover. “This money will help address some infrastructure needs.” 

 

The Russell County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the county for the projects.

 

Resurfacing work will address:

 

  • Tarter Lane (County Road 1637) – resurfacing 0.628 miles
  • Woolridge Schoolhouse Road (County Road 1131) – resurfacing 1.04 miles
  • A.B. Roy Road (County Road 1367) – resurfacing 0.722 miles

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • Natasha M. Coffey, 23 of Liberty, arrested by Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Methamphetamine, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Norma J. Brown, 39 of Columbia, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for DUI.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Tara L. Helser-Sellers, 43 of Burnside, arrested by Burnside Police for Reckless Driving, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change, & DUI.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Carol A. Cnagie, age 52, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Speeding (22 mph over limit), No Registration Plate, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Brad C. Alcorn, age 43, arrested by Danville Police for Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Jamie B. Broughton, 41 of Crab Orchard, arrested by KSP 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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DRIVER INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT WEDNESDAY MORNING

 

A Casey County teen was injured when he swerved to avoid a deer.

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene around 7am Wednesday, about 10 miles east of Liberty.  

 

18 year old Seth Ipock, of Gum Lick Rd., Liberty, was driving a '99 Infinity I-30, headed north on KY 501 when he swerved to avoid a deer in a curve.  Ipock lost control of the vehicle, which crossed the center line, ran off the left side of the road, struck a utility pole, then continued and struck a home, owned by Jimmy Burchell.

 

Casey County EMS took Ipock to the Casey County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

 

Sheriff Chad Weddle investigated.

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GAS LINES RE-OPENING THIS WEEKEND

 

Casey County residents along KY 49 may hear some loud noises.

 

Casey County 911 Dispatch advises that Texas Eastern has been releasing gas pressure in the lines as they prepare to restart service. 

 

Line 15 exploded earlier this month in Lincoln County, killing one person and injuring 6 others.

 

Two adjacent pipelines, 10/25, were also shut down by order of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, to assess the lines for any damage.

 

Lines 10 & 25 are expected to be restarted by Monday.

 

No word on when Line 15 might re-open.

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LANE CLOSURES ON CUMBERLAND PARKWAY NEXT WEEK

 

Beginning Monday, August 26, the Cumberland Parkway at the Fishing Creek bridge (mile point 84.4) in Pulaski County will be temporarily reduced to one lane as crews perform routine bridge inspections.

 

The lane closures are scheduled to take place Monday, Aug. 26, through Thursday, Aug. 29, and Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Friday, Sept. 6. Crews will be conducting inspections both east and west bound having only one direction reduced to a single lane at a time. The lane closures will start approximately 7 a.m. EDT each morning and ending by 7 p.m. EDT.

 

The dates and duration of the lane closures 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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CCHS FALL SPORTS BEGIN

 

Fall sports are underway. There is Soccer and Volleyball action tonight at Casey County High School.

Here's Athletics Director, Steve Stonebraker...

Casey County Rebel Football begins this Saturday.

Join us for Rebel Football all season here on 98.7 The Buck with Steven Brown & Dan Johnson.

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Travis W. Loveless, 42 of Somerset arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Disregarding Stop Sign, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • James W. Rose, 29 of Monticello, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Mitzi R. Bledsoe, age 29, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, No Insurance, & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.
  • Brad C. Alcorn, age 43, arrested by Danville Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Drug Unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Jason S. Bizzell, age 31, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Possession of Heroin-1st Degree.
  • Terry L. Gribbins Jr., age 38, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • David L. Cobb, 37 of Danville, arrested by Garrard County Police for DUI, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs-2nd Offense, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle), & No Insurance.
  • David Murphy, 48 of Danville, arrested by Garrard County Sheriff’s Office for Auto Theft (over $500).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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TEXAS EASTERN BLOWING GAS ON KY 49

 

From Casey County 911 Dispatch:  

 

Texas Eastern will be blowing gas on KY 49 for the next couple days.

 

There is no danger.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • On Tuesday, Casey County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard, Deputy Tim Pierce and Deputy Jonathan Black arrested 30 year old Tyler Barrett at his residence in Yosemite. He was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine (approximately 15 grams) and drug paraphernalia.
  • On Monday, Deputy Jayson Grider arrested Rustin J. Brown, 45, of Liberty during a traffic stop on Wallace Wilkinson Blvd. Brown was charged with careless driving, DUI-2nd offense, and driving on suspended or revoked operator license.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Sara R. Marcum, 30 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for DUI.
  • Luther W. Murphy, 56 of Williamsburg, arrested by KSP for Failure to Signal, Careless Driving, Obscured License Plate, DUI-3rd Offense, & No Insurance.
  • Angela R. Denny, 46 of Monticello, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, & Reckless Driving.
  • Robert E. Lee, 24 of McKee, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Marijuana, & 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
  • Lauriston J. Lynch, 46 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Resisting Arrest, Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer), & Menacing.
  • Matthew R. Davis, 26 of Eubank, arrested by Somerset Police for Theft by Unlawful Taking-Auto (Over $10,000), 2 counts of Criminal Mischief-1st Degree, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st/2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle), Speeding (16 mph over limit), Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Receiving Stolen Property (under $10,000), Reckless Driving, Possession of Burglary Tools, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree (Police Officer).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Brandon R. Grooms, age 38, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for No Tail Lamps, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, & DUI.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • John Stull, 50 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for DUI (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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WATCH FOR STORM DEBRIS THIS MORNING

 

Motorists are advised to use caution on your drive in this morning. There is debris from last night's storms. A tree limb is partially in the roadway on KY 49, about 5 miles north of Liberty. Also, patchy fog in the region this morning.

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.

 

Ron Schumard with the US Census Bureau addressed the court concerning local participation in the up-coming census...

The Census will begin April 1st, 2020.

 

Jan Banks with the Casey County Public Library presented the Library Tax rate to the court.  The rate remained unchanged from last year at 9.5 cents per $100 assessed value of real/personal property. The rate was accepted by the magistrates.  Miss Banks also announced a 2 year grant that was recently awarded to the library...

 

Judge Executive Randy Dial presented County Tax Rates...

The rates were approved.

 

Under Jail Business, the Court received one bid for food preparation for the Jail.  Judge Executive Randy Dial...

The food bid was tabled until the next meeting.

 

The Court voted to buy 3 new Mack trucks for the County Road Department. The winning bid came from World Wide Equipment at a cost of $144,000 per truck...

 

The Court voted to amend the Traffic Safety Checkpoint Policy for the Casey County Sheriff's Department.  Sheriff Chad Weddle presented the statement...

The amendment was approved.

 

Sheriff Chad Weddle also gave the monthly Sheriff's report for July...

 

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DANVILLE MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN PULASKI COUNTY

 

A Danville man was arrested on drug charges in Pulaski County over the weekend.


Deputy Marcus Harrison with Pulaski County Sheriff's Office assisted KSP Trooper Corey Jones on a traffic stop Sunday evening at the intersection of Puncheon Creek Road and Highway 635 in Science Hill.


The Deputy noticed a needle cap lying in the floorboard of the vehicle, a 1999 Jeep Cherokee, driven by, 48 year old Luther Fugate.


A thorough search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 10 bags of suspected methamphetamine (28.5 grams-total), several syringes, a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue and a small bag containing 2 Suboxone and 5 Clonazepam pills.  Deputy Harrison also recovered $230  in cash from the vehicle.


Mr. Fugate was placed under arrest for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Illegal Possession of Legend Drug, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree-Drug Unspecified, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Trooper Jones also served Mr. Fugate with a Boyle County Warrant for: Failure to Appear.  


Luther Fugate was lodged in the Pulaski County Jail without further incident.

 

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PULASKI COUNTY MOTORCYCLE CRASH

 

A Somerset man was killed in a motorcycle crash over the weekend.


Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputies resonded to the scene shortly after 8pm Saturday on Slate Branch Road. 


Investigators say the motorcycle appeared to have crossed the center line, and was struck by an oncoming pickup truck. 


26 year old Ryan Ray died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained during the collision. 


The driver of the truck, Edward Sartori, 69, also of Somerset refused EMS treatment or transport. 


The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Maegen A. Swartz, 29 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle for DUI-2nd Offense.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Jason L. Troxtle Sr., 36 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Rear License Not Illuminated, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
  • Lewis M. Brown, 54 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree (Police Officer).
  • Eli R. Gibson, 27 of Bronston, arrested by KSP for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Promoting Contraband-1st Degree, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance).
  • Ashley N. Bradley, 33 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Failure to Appear.
  • Thomas Arthur Jr., 32 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st/2nd/3rd Degree (drugs unspecified), Promoting Contraband-1st Degree, & Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • William H. Wheeler III, age 65, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance, & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Mark A. Anderson, age 23, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Wade B. Turner, age 32, arrested by Danville Police for DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), Driving on a DUI Suspended License, & Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.
  • Obie R. Wilson, age 42, & Joshua L. Carney, age 45, both arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of/and Trafficking in Methamphetaine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Parpahernalia.
  • Alexis D. Wright, age 21, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Marijuana, & Promoting Contraband-1st Degree.
  • Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.
  • Nancy Davis-Peyton, 34 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-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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RUSSELL COUNTY MAN FACING DUI CHARGES FOLLOWING WEEKEND ACCIDENT

 

A Russell County man was charged with DUI following a 1-vehicle accident over the weekend.


Russell County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene around 9:30pm Saturday evening, just South of Jamestown on Hwy 619. 


44 year old John Camp, of Jamestown, lost control of a 2000 Jeep, crossed the roadway & struck a culvert, causing the vehicle to overturn, travel down the ditch-line and catch on fire. 


Camp and a passenger, Randal Walker, 41, of Russell Springs, were both taken to Russell County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 


Camp was charged with DUI and taken to the Russell County Jail.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Ashley P. King, 23 of Liberty, arrested by Liberty Police Officer Smith for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • William E. Miller, 49 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for Theft by Deception-Cold Checks (Under $10,000), Identity Theft, Possession of Methampehtamine-1st Degree, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
  • Tansy L. Symonds, 33 of Lancaster, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Opiates-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Jaylan Waddle, 23 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence).
  • Justin M. Sharp, 31 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Multiple counts of Failure to Appear.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Ashley N. Bradley, 33 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & 3 counts of Failure to Appear.
  • Thomas J. Arthur, 32 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st/2nd/3rd Degree (drugs unspecified), Promoting Contraband-1st Degree, & Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
  • Mary A. Conrad, 41 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Elizabeth L. Watson, 47 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for DUI, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, & Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change.
  • Matthew T. Clark, 25 of Burnside, arrested by Somerset Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Brian Z. Brombach, age 27, arrested by Danville Police for Burglary-3rd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking-Shoplifting (under $500), & Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.
  • Casey T. Robinson, age 30, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Jessica B. Pemberton, age 23, arrested by Danville Police for Theft by Unlawful Taking-Shoplifting (under $500), Tampering with Physical Evidence, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Escape-3rd Degree.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Angela G. Denny, 52 of Lancaster, arrested by Garrard County Police for No Rear View Mirror, Obstructed Windshield, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of 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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CASEY COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS

 

Casey County indictments...

 

 Denise A Carpenter AKA Denise Prior, age 54, address unknown:  theft by unlawful taking over $500, and persistent felony offender 1st degree.

 

 Howard W Gribbins III age 42 of Lebanon:  theft by unlawful taking over $500, criminal mischief 1st degree, & persistent felony offender 1st degree.

 

 Jordan L Raley age 23 of Liberty:  theft by unlawful taking over $500, and criminal mischief 1st degree.

 

 William T Littrell age 22 of Liberty:  assault first-degree.

 

 Darren B Peterson age 33 of Liberty:  possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

 

 Jerome C Pennington age 43 of Russell Springs:  burglary 3rd degree, and theft by unlawful taking over $500.

 

 Kyndra S Cochran, age 22 of Liberty, and Ashley P King age 23 of Science Hill:  possession of controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

 Corey M Bryant age 19 of Liberty:  criminal possession of a prescription blank (8 counts), and theft by unlawful taking under $500.

 

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

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Katelyn E. Mulanax, 20 of Liberty, arrested by Liberty Police Officer Smith for Careless Driving, Registration Violations, No Insurance-2nd Offense, Failure to Wear Seat Belts (x 3), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Illegal Possession of Legend Drug.
  • Donald R. Cochran, 47 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle for Careless Driving, & DUI-3rd Offense.
  • Derick D. Terry, 37 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle for Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Burglary-2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, & Resisting Arrest.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Logan A. Sprague, 30 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Michael W. Smith, 43 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), License to be In Possession, No Insurance, No Registration Plates/Receipt, Failure to Notify Address Change to DOT, & Reckless Driving.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

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

 

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PULASKI COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING REPORT

 

Pulaski County Board of Education met this week, honoring Amy Smith from Memorial Education Center.

 

Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...

 

 

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1 PERSON INJURED IN A SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN CASEY COUNTY

 

One person was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident in Casey County yesterday on North KY 837.

 

Casey County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the scene around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. 

 

Deanna Forton was ejected from her Jeep in that roll-over crash. She was flown out from the scene. 

 

The severity of her injuries are unknown at this time.

 

Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard investigating.

 

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2 INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT NEAR LIBERTY

 

Two people injured in a single vehicle accident just after 10am Tuesday morning, 3 miles south of Liberty on US 127.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle reports 51 year old Rhonda Thompson, of Liberty, was headed south in a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer, when she lost control in a curve due to wet roads, crossed the center line, struck a guard rail & ran into the ditch.

 

Thompson and a passenger, 30 year old Chris Perrin, also of Liberty, went to Casey County Hospital by private means for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

 

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LIBERTY MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

 

A report of a suspicious person resulted in a Liberty man being arrested on drug charges.

 

Officers responded to the call shortly before 9am Wednesday. They found 36 year old Brian Noel on Montgomery Street, sitting in front of the Casey County Hospital.  Mr. Noel failed 3 field sobriety tests.

 

He told officers he had used Methamphetamine 3 days prior. An empty syringe was found in his back pack.

 

Noel was placed under arrest on charges of Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

He was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Sheriff Chad Weddle was assisted by Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett.

 

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PULASKI MAN ARRESTED ON RAPE CHARGES

 

Sheriff Greg Speck reports that on April 24, 2019 the Criminal Investigation’s Division of the
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into a Sexual Assault and Kidnapping of
an adult female.

 

The investigation initially led to a District Court Warrant being filed by the Sheriff’s Office against Gerald Avalon Hendricks of Science Hill, KY. The warrant charged Hendricks with two counts of Kidnapping an Adult and one count of Rape, 1st Degree.

 

On June 19, 2019 the warrant was served on Hendricks by Sergeant Kyle Wilson and Hendricks was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.
 

The investigation continued by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), led by Lieutenant
Bobby Jones, the Commander of CID.

 

On August 7, 2019, Lieutenant Jones appeared before the Pulaski County Grand Jury to present
this case and his office’s investigation. As a result, multiple indictments were returned for the
above charges as well as additional charges.

 

On August 8, 2019, Deputy Steven Alexander served multiple indictments on Gerald Avalon
Hendricks. The indictments were served at the Pulaski County Detention Center. The charges
are as follows:
• Rape 1st Degree, Sodomy, 1st Degree and Kidnapping – Adult
• Rape, 1

st Degree, Kidnapping – Adult

• Rape 1st Degree, two counts of Kidnapping – Adult (two victims of Kidnapping in this
charge – one of the victim’s in this case did not allege Rape (This was the initial District
Court Warrant)

 

Hendricks remains lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center under a $300,000 cash or
property bond. He is scheduled to appear in Pulaski Circuit Court on August 15, 2019 for
Arraignment.

 

The case remains under investigation by Lieutenant Bobby Jones and the Criminal Investigations
Division.

 

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SOMERSET CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

A special meeting of the Somerset City Council this week.

Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...

 

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PULASKI COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

Jeff Henderson reports from Tuesday's meeting of the Pulaski County Fiscal Court...

 

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GARBAGE DELAY IN LIBERTY

 

As the City of Liberty is currently in negotiations to privatize garbage collections, a problem with the city's new garbage truck has forced a delay in garbage pick-up.

 

Mayor Steven Brown made a one-call to citizens yesterday...

 

If your garbage has not yet been collected, please leave your cans out and it will be picked up as soon as possible.

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • James A. Hussey, 36 of Windsor, arrested by KSP for Cultivating Marijuana (over 5 plants).
  • Brian K. Henson, 43 of Dunnville, arrested by KSP for DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • David L. DeBord II, 45 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Disregarding a Traffic Light, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, DUI, & Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Stephen W. Mangrum, 56 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for Reckless Driving, Failure to Signal, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Insurance, No Registration Receipt, License to be In Possession, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Failure to Appear.
  • Joseph A. Caudill, 39 of Stanford, & Brian C. Moore, 38 of Somerset, both arrested by Somerset Police for Robbery-2nd Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

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

 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORIES IN CASEY & BOYLE COUNTIES

 

A boil water advisory from East Casey County Water for Goose Creek Road & 127 (from Dogwalk up to Jody Thomas Rd).

 

The Parksville Water District has issued a boil water advisory for the following areas in Boyle County and Casey County.

  • From 10600 Forkland Rd. to 18223 Forkland Rd.
  • Carpenters Creek Rd.
  • Butchertown Rd.
  • Tar Lick Rd.
  • Minors Branch Rd.
  • Gorley Rd.
  • Indian Springs Rd.
  • Elk Cave Rd.
  • Curtis Rd.
  • Medlock Rd.

 

Customers in those areas should boil any water used for human consumption until further notice.

If you have any questions, contact your water provider.

 

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TAYLOR COUNTY MAN ARRESTED AFTER POLICE CHASE THROUGH 3 COUNTIES

 

On August 12th, 2019 at approximately 1:24 AM EST Kentucky State Police Post 15 was notified that officers with Lebanon Police Department were in pursuit of a west bound 2005 Hyundai on US 68 operated by 39 year old William Robinson of Campbellsville.

 

Trooper Daniel Forbis took the lead in the pursuit in Taylor County and observed the driver run through several red traffic lights as it continued to flee at speeds in excess of 100 MPH, also driving on the wrong side of the road.

 

Sgt. Adam Likins set up a tire deflation device and was able to successfully disable the vehicle on US 68 in Metcalfe County.  Robinson lost control of the vehicle and ran off the roadway. Robinson jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot for a short distance before he was apprehended.

 

Robinson was arrested and charged with speeding 26 MPH over speed limit, no registration plate, no registration receipt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, reckless driving, disregarding a traffic control device, fleeing or evading police 1st degree (motor vehicle), fleeing or evading police 2nd degree (on foot), and resisting arrest.

 

Robinson was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. 

 

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CASEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING REPORT

 

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


Superintendent Marion Sowders gives some highlights of the meeting...
 


The Board also voted to set the local School Tax Rate at 4%.


A public hearing on the tax rate will be held at a special called School Board Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 5th at 6:30pm at the Board Annex on North Hwy 127.

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

 

The Liberty City Council met in regular session Monday.

 

The Council received one bid to update the aging Fire/Tornado Siren in town. That bid came form Sirens for Cities at nearly $7,800. Mayor Steven Brown...

The Council voted to purchase the Wireless Siren System.

 

Representatives from Rumke Sanitation returned to discuss their bid on Trash Collection in the city. After a lengthy discussion, the Council called a 15 minute recess. They returned and opted to table the issue to allow for further analysis concerning cost options for commercial customers.

 

The Council also discussed some streets in Liberty that are in dire need of repair. Mayor Steven Brown...

 

The next regular meeting of the Liberty City Council will be Monday, Sept. 9th.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Tracy D. Corn, 48 of Kings Mountain, arrested by KSP for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st/3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, & Possession of Drug Parpahernalia.
  • Miranda Richardson Martindill, 40 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Jason Grider with Casey County Sheriff’s Office for DUI, No Registration Plates/Receipt, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, No Insurance, & Serving a Warrant for another Agency.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Troy Huff, 56 of Somerset, arrested by Probation & Parole for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Terry L. Goodin, 36 of Springfield, arrested by KSP for Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines, Failure to Appear, Burglary-3rd Degree, & Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Julio C. Vazquez Rodriguez, age 31, arrested by Danville Police for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), No Operator’s License, & Reckless Driving.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Adam L. Johnson, 31 of Brodhead, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for DUI, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Insurance, Reckless Driving, & Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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EXPECT LOUD BOOMS TODAY ALONG KY 49 & KY 78 TODAY

 

Enbridge Pipeline Officials with Texas Eastern Gas Company will conduct Valve Testing at various times today (Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019). 

 

Casey County residents in the vicinity of KY 49 & KY 78 may hear loud booms and whistles as pressure is released from the lines. 

 

Do not be alarmed.

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2 MEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING A 2 VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN PULASKI COUNTY

 

According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, two Pulaski County residents were arrested after being involved in an injury accident on Sunday evening south of Burnside, Kentucky.

 

At approximately 9 pm Sunday evening August 11, 2019, 911 Dispatch received a call of a two vehicle injury accident in front of the Dollar General Store in Tateville, Kentucky.

 

Upon arrival at the scene of the accident, Deputy Tan Hudson found two pickup trucks involved in the collision as well as one victim suffering from injuries sustained in the mishap.  Deputy Hudson also made contact with a passenger from one of the trucks who advised that the operator had fled the scene in another vehicle. 

 

The Deputy observed the passenger, Dale Phelps, age 30 of Elrod Road, Somerset, Kentucky to have a strong smell of alcohol on his breath as well as appearing unsteady on his feet.  Mr. Phelps was placed under arrest for alcohol intoxication in a public place (first offense).

 

Deputy Hudson's investigation at the scene led him to Lakeview Drive where he made contact with a subject fitting the description of the individual who fled the scene of the accident.  James Hopkins, age 36 of Lakeview Drive, Burnside, Kentucky was arrested and charged with the following:

1.  Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree

2.  Operating Motor Vehicle under Influence of Drugs/Alcohol/Etc. .08 (Aggravating Circumstances) 1st Offense

3.  Leaving the Scene Of Accident-Failure to Render Aid or Assistance

4.  Driving DUI Suspended License-1st Offense (Aggravating Circumstances)

5.  Failure to Maintain Required Insurance (1st Offense)

6.  Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle Prohibited

 

Both Dale Phelps and James Hopkins were lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without further incident.

 

The injured victim of the accident, Ina Whitaker, age 44 of Whitley City, Kentucky, was treated at the scene by Pulaski County EMS personnel and was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

 

Deputy Hudson was assisted at the scene by officers of the Burnside Police Department, the Pulaski County Rescue Squad, Tateville Volunteer Fire Department and Deputies from the Sheriff's Office.

 

The accident remains under investigation by Deputy Tan Hudson. 

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Jayson Grider arrested Sergio Montanez, 38, of Liberty for careless driving, DUI, and no operator’s license Friday during a traffic stop on Carr Sasser Rd.
  • Amanda C. Vaught, 39 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Deputy Jason Grider for Careless Driving, & DUI.
  • Kevin R. Martin, 36 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Constable Ralph Mondie for Speeding (16 mph over limit), Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle), Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, DUI, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Scott J. Waddle, 44 of Liberty, arrested by Probation/Parole for Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Burglary-2nd Degree, & Persistent Felony Offender-2nd Degree.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Justin C. Belt, 31 of Jamestown, arrested by KSP for DUI-2nd Offense, Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree (Police Officer), Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Menacing, DUI-2nd Offense, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Failure to Use Child Restraint Device, Reckless Driving, Failure to Signal, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Christopher D. Camp, 20 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Defaced Firearm, Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines, Loitering, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Aldon McQueary Jr., 49 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for Failure to Appear, Probation Violation (Felony Offense), Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, & Persistent Felony Offender-1st Degree.
  • Torry Ryder, 51 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-2nd Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Christopher A. Decker, 38 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Eli R. Gibson, 27 of Bronston, arrested by KSP for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Possession of Marijuana.
  • James L. Hopkins, 36 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance, Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Aggravated Circumstance), No Insurance, & Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • William H. Jones, 46 of Somerset, arrested by Ky Fish & Wildlife for No Registration Plates, No Insurance, No Registration Receipt, & DUI.
  • Jill R. Keith, 46 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI-2nd Offense, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License.
  • William R. Graham, 33 of Perryville, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Failure to Appear, & Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Anna S. Harder, 24 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Resisting Arrest, Hindering Prosecution/Apprehension-2nd Degree, & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified).
  • April M. Hall, 34 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Failure to Appear, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Randy M. Burton, 51 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Marijuana, & Obstructed Windshield.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • David Yeager, 39 of Harrodsburg, arrested by KSP for DUI, Possession of Heroin-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, & Failure to Wear Seat Belts.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN ADAIR COUNTY

 

A Russell Springs woman was arrested in Adair County Thursday afternoon on drug charges.
 
The Adair County Sheriff's Office arrested 27 year old Nicolette Hare.

 

She was lodged in the Adair County Jail on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & served 2 Warrants.

 

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CASEY MAN ARRESTED ON DUI (DRUG) CHARGES

 

A Casey County man was arrested last night on DUI charges.

 

Casey County Constable Ralph Mondie initiated a traffic stop on a ’94 Chevy Pickup, operated by 49 year old Gregory Cochran, of Liberty, for failure to signal as he made a turn onto Reynolds Creek Road. Mondie requested assistance from Deputy Grider with Casey County Sheriff’s Office for a field sobriety test after Cochran admitted to smoking Marijuana.

 

Cochran failed the test and was taken into custody at the Casey County Hospital where he refused a blood test.

 

Cochran was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of DUI-2nd Offense, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Randy M. Burton, 51 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Marijuana, & Obstructed Windshield.
  • Amanda M. Rosengrant, 40 of Eubank, & Justin R. Stigall, 28 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Craig A. Sworden, 40 of Science Hill, arrested by Pulaski County Constable Baldock for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Brandan C. Simpson, 26 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, & Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Kenneth E. Johnson, age 52, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Taylor D. Shelton, age 59, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for DUI.
  • Iokepa J. Kaikala, age 31, arrested by Mercer County Sheriff’s Office for Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), No Operator’s License, Auto Theft, & Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.

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 SHERIFF'S OFFICE MONTHLY REPORT FOR JULY

 

 

  • Miles Driven 17,231
  • Criminal Summons Served 11
  • Warrant Served 40
  • Cases Opened 21
  • Hours Worked by Court Security 739.5
  • Accidents Worked 10
  • DUI's 2
  • Vehicle Inspections 84
  • Total Arrests 57
  • Citations for non-arrestable offenses 17
  • Total of citations written 125
  • Summons, subpoenas, and evictions served 76
  • Total calls responded to by The Casey Sheriff's Office 362

 

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KSP LOOKING FOR WALK-AWAY HARDIN COUNTY INMATE

 

On August 8, 2019 at approximately 12:32 P.M. ET, KSP Post 4 received a call from the Hardin County Control stating an inmate had walked away from the Hardin County Detention Center’s Substance Abuse Program (SAP) building located at 211 S. Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown. The preliminary investigation revealed, as the inmates were walking between the dormitory and classroom buildings, Jordan L. Geary, 22 of Louisville, fled on foot. KSP, Elizabethtown Police Department and Hardin County Sheriff’s Office searched the area, but was unable to locate Geary.

 

Geary is listed as a white male, 5’ 8”, 150lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and no shirt. Geary had recently been transferred to the HCDC from Jefferson County on a parole violation. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Geary is ask to contact KSP or your local law enforcement. The case is under investigation by Trooper James Gaither.

 

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KSP POST 4 CONTINUES TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECKPOINTS

 

The Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown covers 8 counties.  They include: Hardin, Jefferson, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Breckinridge, Larue, and Grayson.  The West Region covers 8 post areas.  They are: Post 1, Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 12, Post 15, and Post 16.

 

We will continue to conduct traffic safety checkpoints through August, September and the rest of 2019 looking for impaired drivers, unrestrained motorists, and other traffic violations at various locations throughout our post area. 

 

For the month of July 2019, Post 4 Troopers and Detectives wrote a total of 1,768 citations.  We removed 27 drunk drivers from Kentucky roadways and cited 494 speeders. 188 violators were charged with failure to wear a seatbelt and 6 citations were for failure to use a child restraint.  We investigated 59 collisions and conducted 1,530 vehicle inspections. 434 motorists were given a courtesy notice in lieu of a traffic citation for minor traffic offenses. We assisted 113 motorists stranded on Kentucky roadways and answered over 828 citizen’s complaints.  We were involved in 671 special details and conducted over 3 community programs that reached over 855 citizens of the Commonwealth.  Our Detectives and Troopers opened over 58 criminal cases, made 149 criminal arrests, and served over 93 criminal court documents. In addition, we contacted over 216 victims of crimes on cases that we investigated.  Additionally, we conducted over 23 school and business security checks throughout the entire Post 4 area. In total, Post 4 Troopers, Detectives, and Command Staff logged over 9,011 hours of service for the Kentucky citizens we served.

 

In addition to the Trooper and Detective monthly activity, Post 4 dispatchers logged over 1,786 data entries while still answering hundreds of calls from citizens in our area.

 

KSP Post 4 will be operating Road Safety Checkpoints as well as Speed Checkpoints throughout the 8 county Post 4 coverage area for the months of August/September and throughout 2019.

 

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CASEY COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING WORK ZONE ACCIDENT IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY

 

A Casey Co. man was arrested following an injury collision in a work zone in Cumberland Co. last week.


49 year old Del Quinton Warner, of Liberty, was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Jail following an accident on KY90, Friday night.


 Warner was charged with:

  • DUI
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree

Kentucky State Police investigated.

 

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CASEY COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGES

 

A Casey County man is facing drug charges following a traffic stop Wednesday morning, about 7 miles North of Liberty on KY 49.

 

Constable Ralph Mondie initiated the stop on a 2019 Harley Davidson, operated by 46 year old Mark A. Wethington, of Liberty, due to no license plate.

 

A search led to the discovery of a baggie, containing Methamphetamine, in Mr. Wethington’s watch pocket.

 

He is charged with No Registration Plates, No Insurance, No Motorcycle Operator’s License, & Possession of Methamphetamine. Wethington was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle was assisted by Constable Ralph Mondie, & Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard with Casey County Sheriff’s Office, and KSP Trooper Billy Begley arrested 39 year old Kevin J. Russell on 2 child support warrants at his residence on KY 49. Officers discovered over 150 grams of methamphetamine, various pills and a large quantity of cash inside the residence. He was charged with trafficking methamphetamine and trafficking marijuana along with several other charges.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Rodney J. Staley, 48 of Parkers Lake, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Failure to Signal, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Possession of Marijuana.
  • Jody L. Glover, 51 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving, No Registration Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator’s License (Aggravated Circumstance), DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), & Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle.
  • Jacob M. Vanover, 25 of Mount Vernon, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Disregarding a Stop Sign, Reckless Driving, & DUI.
  • Jerry L. Calhoun, 38 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for No Registration Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Joseph C. Edwards, 29 of Danville, arrested by Garrard County Police for Assault-4th Degree, Wanton Endangerment-1st/2nd Degree, Menacing, Burgalry-2nd Degree, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense, & Possession of 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 COMMUNITY COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY

 

Somerset Community College has partnered with Morehead State University.

 

Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...

 

 

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FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS TODAY

 

Casey County students go back to school today.

 

Here's Superintendent Marion Sowders...

 

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • William M. Burk, 20 of Science Hill, arrested by Casey County Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • David W. Gibson, 48 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Registration Reciept, No Insurance, DUI, & Careless Driving.
  • Daniel L. Todd, 37 of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for Careless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Phebe J. Wilson, 47 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense, Parole Violation (Felony Offense), & Promoting Contraband-1st Degree.
  • Shannon Tomblin, 41 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense.

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 15 MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT

 

During the month of July 2019, there were 20 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 two fatal collisions during the month of July in the Post 15 area.

Brad Maddox, age 44 of Green Co KY was killed on 07/01/19 in Green Co KY.

Leslie B. Thrasher, age 79 of Cumberland Co KY was killed on 07/24/19 in Cumberland Co KY.

 

This brings our yearly fatality count to 12 compared with 15 through this same period in 2018.

Statewide fatality count stands at 410 compared with 403 through this same period in 2018.

 

During the month of July 2019, there were 1081 citations written, 301 courtesy notices written, 1778 vehicles inspected, 599 complaints answered, 78 motorists assisted, 55 criminal cases opened and 211 criminal arrests made.

 

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1 PERSON INJURED IN A SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Trooper Dexter Colvin is investigating a collision that occurred on August 4th, at approximately 12:20 PM EST, on Mackville RD, 5 miles east of Springfield.  

 

Alyssa Baker, age 21 of Mackville, was operating a 2008 silver Nissan passenger car westbound on Mackville Road when she entered a curve, ran off the right shoulder of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned several times.  

 

Baker was belted and transported by EMS to SpringView Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

 

Trooper Colvin was assisted at the scene by Washington fire, EMS and rescue. 

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Kelly N. Davison, 20 of Hardyville, arrested by Liberty Police Officer Martin for DUI, Reckless Driving, One Headlight, & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Katelyn E. Mulanax, 20 of Liberty, arrested by KSP Trooper Cornett for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, DUI, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st/3rd Degree (drugs unspecified), Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Maegen A. Swartz, 29 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle for DUI-2nd Offense, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, & No Registration Plates.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Toby Grider, 57 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), License to be In Possession, No Insurance, Reckless Driving, & Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Matthew C. Joseph, 29 of Science Hill, arrested by Somerset Police for Theft by Unlawful Taking-Shoplifting (under $500), Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Improper Parking-Firelane, Permitting Motor Vehicle to Run Unattended, & Possession of Marijuana.
  • Joshua T. Roberts, 36 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for DUI, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License.
  • Brenda A. Stephens, 52 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Probation Violation (Felony Offense), Failure to Signal, No Registration Plates, No Insurance, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, DUI, & Possession of Drug Parpaphernalia.
  • Linda S. Wilson, 55 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for DUI-4th Offense, Driving on a DUI Suspended License-3rd Offense, No Registration Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, License to be In Possession, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, & Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change.
  • Dustin D. Daulton, 33 of Nancy, arrested by KSP for Probation Violation (Felony Offense), Speeding (15 mph Over Limit), Reckless Driving, License to be In Possession, No Insurance, & DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Steven T. Stroud, 61 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for DUI-2nd Offense, Driving on a DUI Suspended License, License to be In Possession, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, & Failure to Appear.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Michael B. Mattingly, age 38, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for DUI.
  • Tiffany L. Harlan, age 27, arrested by Danville Police for Possession/Trafficking in Heroin.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

 

Casey County Superintendent of Schools, Marion Sowders, stopped by to give us a back-to-school update...

 

 

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EAST CASEY WATER HAS LIFTED THE BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 

East Casey Water District has lifted the boil water advisory for 

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

Customers in those areas no longer have to boil their water.

 

If you have any questions, contact your water provider.

 

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Cindy W. Branscum, 62 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for DUI.

Lodged in the Russel County Jail.

 

  • Tyler B. Roberts, 25 of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified).
  • Kenneth D. Wells, 35 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, & Serving Parole Violation Warrant.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Franklin D. Anness, age 46, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Timothy L. Preston, age 50, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, No Registration Plates, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Burglary-3rd Degree, & Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500).

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Michael S. Lemay, 49 of Lancaster, arrested by Lancaster Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Resisting Arrest.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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KSP INVESTIGATE LINCOLN COUNTY BLAST FATALITY

 

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted early this morning following a fire in the area of Indian Camp Road, east of Stanford in Lincoln County. 

 

The initial investigation indicates that an underground gas pipeline ruptured at approximately 1:20 am, resulting in an explosion and fire that destroyed multiple residences.  As a result of the fire, Lisa D. Derringer, 58 years old of Stanford, KY, sustained fatal injuries, and was pronounced deceased by the Lincoln County Coroner.  She has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.  A Lincoln County Deputy and several other nearby residents sustained non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the fire, and were taken to Ephraim McDowell Hospital for treatment.

 

The ongoing death investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Detective Cameron Allen.  He was assisted at the scene by multiple agencies including KSP Personnel, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, ATF, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, Lincoln County EMS, Lincoln County EMA, Lincoln County Fire & Rescue, and the Lincoln County Coroner.  The ongoing investigation into the cause of the explosion is being conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and any further information will be released by their agency. 

 

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KSP POST 15 TO CONDUCT TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECKPOINTS

 

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

 

Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats 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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KY 698 IN LINCOLN COUNTY CLOSED FRIDAY

 

The Kentucky Department of Highways will temporarily close KY 698 in Lincoln County to through traffic between KY 3249 (mile point 10.2) and Waterworks Drive (mile point 10.7), Friday, Aug. 2.

 

The closure is for cross drain replacement beneath the roadway.

 

The route, which is currently reduced to one lane for pavement repairs, will close at approximately 9 a.m. EDT on Friday and will re-open to one lane by approximately 3 p.m. EDT. Motorists are reminded that this area will remain reduced to one lane for approximately three more weeks. The work dates 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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ONE DEAD, SEVERAL INJURED IN A LINCOLN COUNTY GAS LINE EXPLOSION

 

One person was killed and Highway 127 was shut down for a time this morning following a gas line explosion in the Moreland area.

 

Casey County Emergency Management Director, Rick Wesley, was at the scene this morning at the Lincoln County Emergency Command Post…

 

 

Multiple injuries were reported.

 

Lincoln County Coroner Farris Marcum confirms one person was killed. The victim's identity has not yet been released.

 

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