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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2020-03

DUI CRASH LEADS TO TUSSLE WITH DEPUTIES

 

A single vehicle accident led to a tussle with Police & DUI charges for a Casey County man.

 

Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a wreck on Wilson Ridge Road, shortly after 7pm Sunday evening.

 

Deputy Brian King was first on the scene and made contact with the driver, 29 year old Jordan Lynn, of 8434 KY 49, Liberty, who was still behind the wheel. King stated Mr. Lynn became outraged and started fighting. Deputy King tased Lynn twice, however, he continued to fight. Lynn then attempted to run, as Deputies Brown & Pierce arrived on the scene. He was taken to the ground and forced into handcuffs. 

 

Lynn refused medical treatment and was taken to the Casey County Jail, where he was given a breath test, which resulted in .193, well over the legal limit.

 

Lynn was charged with DUI-4th Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), Driving on a DUI Suspended License, Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, & other charges.

 

Deputy King was injured during the arrest, and went to the Casey County Hospital to be checked out.

 

Casey County EMS assisted at the scene.

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Jordan A. Lynn, 29 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Brown with Casey Co. Sheriff’s Office for DUI-4th Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Aggravated Circumstance), Disorderly Conduct-1st Degree, Resisting Arrest, Assault-2nd Degree (Police Officer), Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance, & Menacing.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Kyle W. Garrett, 35 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Chad C. Warren, age 24, arrested by Danville Police for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree (over 2 gms), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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BOYLE COUNTY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR STABBING BROTHER-IN-LAW & HUSBAND

 

A Boyle County woman is behind bars, accused of stabbing her husband, and her brother-in-law.

 

On Friday, Deputies Abbott, Bottom, and Lyons from the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office along with the Boyle County First District Constable responded to the area of ?10,000 Lebanon Rd.? for a report of two males (brothers) that had been fighting, and both had been stabbed. 

 

Both of the brothers had suffered stabb wounds and were transported to EMRMC by Boyle Co. EMS. 

 

Neither victim cooperated with law enforcement or provided any information regarding who had assaulted them. However, uninvolved witnesses that were at the scene at the time of the assaults stated to deputies that the brothers had been rolling on the ground, fighting when Melisa Hicks stabbed her brother-in-law several times and while doing so stabbed her husband once (unknown if intentional). 

 

Melisa Hicks was arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree and Assault 1st Degree-Domestic Violence. 

 

Deputy Tanner Abbott is investigating.

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PULASKI AUTHORITIES ARREST WINCHESTER WOMAN IN CONNECTION WITH A KIDNAPPING/SHOOTING

 

According to Sheriff Greg Speck, on Friday, March 27, 2020 at approximately 2:15 PM,
Sheriff’s Deputies, the Somerset/Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services and the Nancy
Volunteer Fire Department responded to Brock Road in Nancy, KY regarding a gunshot victim.


The victim was located and identified as Jermaine Bennett, Jr. from Winchester, KY. Mr. 

Bennett had been shot in the leg and had zip ties around a wrist and an ankle. He was flown, by
Air Methods, to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington for treatment of his injuries.
The Sheriff’s Office contacted the University of Kentucky Police Department who responded to
the hospital to contact the victim and further assist in the investigation.


Jayme Barker, age 34 of Winchester, Kentucky was quickly identified as a suspect but at the
time her whereabouts were unknown. The Sheriff’s Office contacted the Somerset Police
Department to assist with the investigation. Ms. Barker was thought to be in the Somerset city
limits at the time. The Somerset Police Department immediately responded, and two Detectives
were sent to the Sheriff’s Office to assist. Other Somerset Police officers were sent to a possible
location to see if Ms. Barker was there. She was not at that time.


The Sheriff’s Office and the Somerset Police Department, working together, located Ms. Barker
in Somerset on the following evening, March 28, 2020 at approximately 9:00 PM. She was
taken into custody and later charged with Kidnapping, Assault 1st, and Tampering with Physical
Evidence. She was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.


The Sheriff’s Office and the Somerset Police Department were assisted by the University of
Kentucky Police in this investigation.


This case remains under investigation by Detective Todd Wilson with the Sheriff’s Office’s
Criminal Investigation Division and Detectives with the Somerset Police Department.

 

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COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF FRIDAY 3/27/2020


Here is an update from The Governor's Friday March 27, 2020 5:00 News Conference:

 

COVID-19 Ph. #: 800-722-5725

 

COVID-19 website: kycovid19.ky.gov

 

COVID-19 Reporting Hotline: 1-833-KYSAFER (1-833-597-2337)

 

PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR CENSUS - this will set how federal dollars flow even after this pandemic.

 

NEW: All county Judge Executives & Mayors have been asked to close all public playgrounds, basketball courts, and parks as there is still congregating going on. He wants to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

 

NEW: Unemployment Insurance update: If you have applied for unemployment and have been denied, please hold on as you are eligible, it is having to be done manually within the system. You should receive a phone call later on next week to give a status of your claim as it is processed.

 

NEW: Per Gov. Beshear, if you are a Kentuckian living on the KY/TN border, you are asked not to go to TN unless it is for work.

 

NEW: 54 new cases since yesterday - Total # of cases now stands at 302. There have been 2 additional COVID-19 related deaths as well.

 

DO NOT TRAVEL - Unless it is to get to work or to get essential needs such as groceries, medications, etc.

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Samuel IJ Kane, 21 of Louisville, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for Speeding (10mph Over Limit), & DUI.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Danny C. Peel, age 22, arrested by Danville PD for Disregarding a Stop Sign, Instructional Permit Violations, DUI, Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Bobby J. Barnett, age 47, arrested by Danville PD for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Rear License Not Illuminated, & DUI.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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1st CORONAVIRUS CASE IN TAYLOR COUNTY CONFIRMED

 

The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Taylor County.

 

Crystal Sallee has details...

 

 

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • William B. Chapman, 35 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for Probation Violation (Felony Offense), Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (drug unspecified), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
  • Kenny Robertson, 65 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for Careless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Insurance, DUI, & Possession of Controlled Substance-1st/3rd Degree (drugs unspecified).

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Betty R. Jenkins, age 44, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Trafficking in Cocaine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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LCDHD: BUSINESS GUIDELINES FOR PERSONAL DISTANCING

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • David S. Meyer, 52 of Dunnville, arrested by Russell Springs PD for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Sandra G. Dix, 49 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell Co. Sheriff’s Office for 2 counts of Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

  • James Snow, 21 of Lancaster, arrested by Lancaster PD for Unlawful Imprisonment-1st Degree, Kidnapping-Adult, Driving on a DUI Suspended License, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle & on foot), Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree (Police Officer), DUI-2nd Offense, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), & Contempt of Court.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT: SOCIAL DISTANCING

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CASEY COUNTY COURTHOUSE IS NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

 

The Casey County Courthouse is now closed to the public.


Judge Executive, Randy Dial, says all offices are still in operation and staff are on duty to help you, however, all business will have to be conducted by phone, internet, e-mail, or fax.


County Clerk, Casey Davis' Office has been operating in this manner for about a week now...


 


Again, as of today, the Casey County Courthouse is closed to the public. All offices are still in operation. If you have questions, or concerns, you can contact each office by phone.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Randy A. Vaughn, 50 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle for Criminal Trespass-1st Degree, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), No Insurance, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & No Registration Plates.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Matthew S. Jones, 32 of Nancy, arrested by Deputy Hudson with Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for Identity Theft, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Promoting Contraband-1st Degree, Burglary-2nd/3rd Degree, & Criminal Mischief-1st Degree.
  • Cody W. D. Guffey, 23 of Ferguson, arrested by Ferguson Police for Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (motor vehicle), & 2nd Degree (on foot), Possession of Methamphetamine, Careless Driving, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change, No Registration Receipt, Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle, Failure to Appear, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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DUNNVILLE MAN CITED, FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 

A Dunnville man was arrested following a single vehicle accident Friday afternoon.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle responded to the scene, shortly after 3:30pm, about three miles North/West of Dunnville on Thomas Ridge Road.

 

The Driver, Thomas R. Leahman Jr, age 45, of 438 E. Pumpkin Chapel Road, Dunnville, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet.

 

Leahman failed Field Sobriety Tests and was cited for Driving Under the Influence.

 

No injuries were reported.

 

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2 DEAD IN MARION COUNTY CRASH

 

Two people died in a single vehicle accident in Marion County over the weekend.

 

KSP responded around 8am Sunday, about 7 miles south of Lebanon on KY 1157. 

 

Investigators say 21 year old Joshua Thomas of Lebanon was driving a 2011 Dodge pickup, when he failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and overturned coming to final rest in a creek. 

 

Thomas, and 21 year old Andrew Mays, who was a front seat passenger, were not belted and were pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County Coroner. 

 

Two other passengers, 20 year old Bryce Thompson, and 21 year old Jakie Mays Jr. were both transported to Springview Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

 

Tpr. Weston Sullivan was assisted at the scene by other Kentucky State Police personnel, Marion County EMS and the Marion County Coroner’s office. 

 

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY - KY 70 IN TAYLOR COUNTY

 

KY 70 (Liberty Road) will be closed between KY 1798 (Stoner Creek Road at Acton) and KY 337 (Bradfordsville Road) beginning Monday, March 23rd through Thursday, March 26th from 8am until 4pm, daily. 

 

Crews will be making cross-drain repairs. 

 

Local access will be maintained between the KY 1798 and KY 337 closure/detour points.

 

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CASEY CO. SCHOOL BOARD URGES STUDENTS TO COMPLETE NTI WORK

 

Casey County School Board reminds students of the importance of completing NTI assignments...

 

 

Casey County Schools remain closed through Spring Break, April 3rd.

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Rocky L. Weddle, 49 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Co. Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Methampehtamine-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

  • Julio C. Agueta-Ajanel, age 25, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Driving without a License/Negligence in Accident.
  • Daniel S. Turner, 40 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for DUI-4th Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), & Driving on DUI Suspended License-3rd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance).

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

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

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COVID-19 UPDATE FOR TAYLOR COUNTY RECC CUSTOMERS

 

Taylor County RECC's lobby and all Taylor County RECC's warehouses are temporarily closed to walk-in members/customers.

 

"We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause."

 

Taylor County RECC business and paying your bill can be done in the following ways:

-Via the website www.tcrecc.com

-Mobile App

-Mail

-Phone

-Night Deposit Box

-Bank of Columbia Drive-Thru

-Limestone Bank Drive-Thru

-Automatic Bank Draft

-Online bill payment through your bank website

 

"Our hope is to re-open the lobby to walk-in members/customers as soon as possible. Late fees & disconnects are suspended at this time. If you have questions or need assistance please call 270-465-4101 or 1-800-931-4551."

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CASEY COUNTY SHERIFF CHAD WEDDLE SAYS HIS OFFICE IS OPEN AND READY TO SERVE

 

Many people are worried about the Corona Virus. Businesses, Schools, Churches, Government Offices, all have been forced to make adjustments. With that in mind, Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle stopped by WKDO to re-assure our listeners that his office is open and here to serve...

 

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • David A. Wethington, 26 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Brown with Casey Co. Sheriff’s Office for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Possession of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • William W. Adkins II, 26 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset PD for DUI-2nd Offense, No Registration Plates, One Headlight, & Careless Driving.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Michael J. Rogers-Lamb, age 30, arrested by Danville Police for Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (on foot), Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, Burglary-2nd Degree, Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change, Resisting Arrest, & Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance).

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Robert A. Rhodus, 34 of Crab Orchard, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense, Possession of Heroin, Persistent Felony Offender-1st Degree, & Flagrant Non-Support.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL HOLDS WORK SESSION TO DISCUSS SEWER RATES

 

The Liberty City Council held a special called Work Session yesterday with one main item on the agenda, Sewer Rates.

 

Some comments from Mayor Steven Brown, & Councilman Richard Montgomery...

 

 

No action was taken yesterday, this was a work session to go over the finances of the operation.

 

The issue will be taken up at the next regular meeting of the City Council, scheduled for April 13th.

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KSP: GOLDEN ALERT FOR MISSING LANCASTER MAN

 

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is conducting a missing person's investigation after a Garrard County man was reported missing.


The initial investigation indicates Ashley Stephen Hansen, 44 years old of Lancaster, KY. was last seen Tuesday at Sam's Pawn Shop in Nicholasville, around 12:30 pm. 


Hansen is described as a white male, 5'8" tall, weighing 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap and a green army coat. Hansen is known to travel on foot or by way of hitchhiking. 


A Golden Alert has been issued by the Garrard County Emergency Management Agency, due to Hansen being reported to suffer from schizophrenia.


Anyone with information about Hansen's location is asked to contact local law enforcement or KSP Post 7 at 859.623.2404. 


The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Trooper Hunter Hensley.

 

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NOTICE FROM CASEY COUNTY AMBULANCE SERVICE

 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Casey County Ambulance Service will be closing its doors to the public effective immediately.

 

This is to ensure we are doing all we can to help reduce the potential spread of the coronavirus and to keep our staff and citizens safe throughout this time.

 

Even though the doors to our facility will be closed; our crews are here and ready to respond if you have an emergency.

 

If you have questions, feel free to contact us by phone (606) 787-8350

 

In case of emergency call 911

 

Thank You,

Kenny Turpin, Director

 

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NOTICE FROM EAST CASEY WATER

 

To our valued customers of the East Casey County Water District:

 

As we all are trying to deal with the (Covid 19) Coronavirus, our office is taking the necessary precautions for the health and safety of our community. 

 

Temporarily, we are asking our customers to please utilize the US Postal Service (USPS), our office drop box, payment by telephone (using your credit or debit card) or ACH (Automatic Payment Withdraw) for all your water needs.

 

Thank you for your corporation.  At this time the ECCWD is fully staffed and should you have any questions or concerns, please call

(606) 787-9961.

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL HOSTING SPECIAL WORK SESSION TODAY

 

The Liberty City Council will host a Special Called work session today at 5pm at City Hall.

 

The only item on the agenda is a review of the Sewer Budget.

 

The meeting is open to the public.

 

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KY TRANSPORTATION OFFICES CLOSED

 

Following the guidance of Governor Beshear to help stop the spread of COVID-19, all KYTC Department of Highways offices will be closed to the public until further notice.

 

This includes facilities like district offices, section offices, maintenance facilities, and warehouses.

 

You may still reach us by phone or email.

 

Visit transportation.ky.gov for updates.

 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

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CASEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS

 

Casey County Sheriff's Office COVID-19 Procedures
By Sheriff Chad Weddle
Casey County Sheriff's Office

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office is taking preventative measures to reduce potential spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Casey County. These measures will help to ensure police services to the residents of Casey County throughout this time. We must strive to take measures to protect our staff so that we can continue to serve and protect our community.

 

Most of our staff is in the low-risk category as far as serious health risk from COVID-19. However, we are at high risk as carriers due to the amount of contact we have with the public, especially the elderly.

 

Please be aware of the following:

~If you have not paid your taxes, please consider paying them over the phone (606-787-6821) by credit or debit, or mailing them to the Casey County Sheriff's Office, PO Box 100, Liberty, KY 42539.

~If you have applied for renewal of your CCDW license and your current license is not expired, please wait to come in and pick up your new license for 2-3 weeks.

~If you need to file a complaint and had planned on coming into the Sheriff's Office in person, call and ask to speak to a deputy by phone instead.

~If you want to make a non-emergency complaint, ask to have a deputy call you. It is not always necessary to file a report in person. (Dispatch 606-787-9411)

~When a deputy responds to your home, please step outside and talk to him to allow them to follow social distancing protocols of 6 feet.

~Deputies are sanitizing their patrol vehicles frequently during assigned shifts.

~Additional cleaning precautions have been implemented in the Sheriff's Office as well as the court house.

~Traffic laws will still be enforced for offenses of excessive speed, DUI, and reckless driving. Non-moving violations will be enforced at the deputies discretion. Public safety is always a priority.

 

We are in constant contact with our Emergency Management Director, County Judge Executive, and Governor Beshear's office. We assure everyone that we are doing our part during this time and we strive to provide uninterrupted service to our county.

 

Thank you,
Sheriff Chad Weddle

 

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PICK UP YOUR CASEY COUNTY SCHOOLS NTI PACKETS

 

Schools are closed due to the Corona Virus, but students are working from home...

 

 

 

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COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICES CLOSE

 

County Clerk’s Office across the state of Kentucky are still conducting business, but are now closed to in person visits.

 

Here’s Casey County Clerk, Casey Davis…

 

 

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TARTER FARM & RANCH SUSPENDS OPERATIONS

 

Citing concerns over Covid 19 the Corona Virus outbreak, Tartar Farm and Ranch Equipment says the company will suspend production operations effective Wednesday, March 18.

 

A social media post says the company plans to resume full production on Monday, April 6.

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.

 

Dwight Coffman was appointed to the Ethics Board to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Denny Johnson. Coffman’s term will expire in 2023.

 

Under General Business, the Court had a 2nd Reading & Adoption of 2 amendments to the Budget. The first totaling just over $655,700, and the second for just under $152,600. The Court also voted to accept excess fees from the Sheriff’s Department in the amount of just under $35,000.

 

Under Road Business, the Court declared some equipment as Surplus Property. A salt spreader, to be destroyed, and 2 Loaders that will be advertised for bids.

 

The Court met in an Emergency Meeting Friday, closing the Central Ky Ag Center to all activities for the next 30 days in concern over the COVID 19/Corona Virus.

 

Magistrate Bart Woodrum urged residents to buy local, and only what you need…

 

 

Rick Wesley, with Casey County Emergency Management, also addressed the Court…

 

 

Judge Executive Randy Dial says the Court has an Emergency Plan in place…

 

 

Judge Dial also mentioned that he would most likely declare a State of Emergency for Casey County, but that is not cause for alarm. The declaration would be necessary for the County to access Federal funds.

 

Extra health precautions are also in place at all County facilities, including the Jail, Judicial Center, and the Courthouse, where you must now enter through the back door, and those offices are being limited to only one person per office at a time. There are currently 21 cases of Corona Virus in Kentucky, but no confirmed cases in Casey County, or the Lake Cumberland Health District.

 

Sheriff Chad Weddle presented his monthly activity report…

 

 

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court will be April 6th.

 

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SOMERSET/PULASKI COUNTY HEALTH PRECAUTIONS

 

Jeff Henderson reports on the latest updates from Somerset-Pulaski County...

 

 

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STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR SURROUNDING COUNTIES

 

From a press conference held earlier Monday afternoon, Judge Executive Steve Kelley declared a State of Emergency declaration for Pulaski County being in effect as of today March 16th 2020 and go through April 16th 2020.

 

Kelley urges everyone to practice social distancing and have at least 2-3 weeks of supplies on hand.

 

Taylor County Judge Executive Barry Smith and Taylor County Emergency Management Director Ronnie Dooley have also declared a State of Emergency for Taylor County as of today March 16, 2020. Smith & Dooley both agree that everyone needs to practice social distancing and also asks to help with issue, by cancelling all in-person church services, all community meetings, gathering and other social activities for at least two weeks. 

 

There are NO cases of COVID-19 in Taylor or Pulaski Counties.

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PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAXES BY PHONE

 

Casey County Sheriff's Office reminds you, with everyone taking extra health precautions, that you can pay your property tax bill from the comfort of your home. 

 

The Sheriff's Office will accept credit card payments by phone. 

 

Call in your payment at 606-787-6821.

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CASEY COUNTY TEEN MISSING

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a MISSING JUVENILE.

 

17 year old Julia L. Goff is described as 

  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 160 lbs
  • Eyes: Green
  • Hair: Brown

Julia was last seen at her home on N KY 501, wearing blue jeans, a navy blue shirt, black boots, and a black coat. 

 

Julia has two tattoos: one on her left arm that reads "like father like daughter" and brass knuckles on her chest. 

 

If you see Julia or have any information on her whereabouts contact dispatch at 606-787-9411.

 

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8 ARRESTED IN RUSSELL COUNTY ON DRUG CHARGES

 

Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston reports the arrest of 8 people from traffic stops on suspected Drug Traffickers, and a Search Warrant executed at a residence on Coomer Road, off Bolin Road. 

 

Jordan Foley age 27, Gary Hansford 43, Jeremy Graham 23, Rebecca Hensley 32, Nathan Stargell 39, Marissa Keith 26, Josh Montgomery 35, Jeremy Ellison 40, were all arrested over the weekend on a variety of charges from Methamphetamine Trafficking, Possession of Controlled Substances, and outstanding warrants.

 

Deputies Nathan Ginn, Kenny Perkins, Chief Deputy Jerry Melton, Adair County Deputy Josh Durbin, and K-9 nitro, & KY State Police, all assisted in the Search Warrant. 

 

Sheriff Polston reminds all Russell County Citizens, if you suspect illegal Drug Activity, call the tip line at 270-343-8116 all callers will remain anonymous.  

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Joseph A. Randolph, 58 of Liberty, arrested by KSP Trooper Cornett for DUI.
  • Rocky D. Shelton, 28 of Monticello, arrested by Deputy Brown with Casey Co. Sheriff’s Office for Giving Officer False Identifying Information, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Persistent Felony Offender, & Failure to Appear.
  • Billy K. Hall, 29 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff Chad Weddle for Burglary-2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500, Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Resisting Arrest, & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Michael J. Galloway, age 28, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for Careless Driving, DUI, Possession of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, & Drug Parpahernalia.
  • Larry R. Phillippi, 36 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset PD for DUI, & Wanton Endangerment.
  • Christopher Terry, 37 of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for Theft by Unlawful Taking-Livestock (over $500), & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
  • Kevin E. Porron, 18 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset PD for Failure to Signal, DUI, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Jonah L. Moore, 36 of Ferguson, arrested by KSP for Speeding (15 mph Over Limit), Reckless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on Expired Operator’s License, Obstructed Windshield, Disregarding Stop Sign, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), No Insurance, Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines, & Flagrant Non-Support.
  • Bobbi J. Carmicle, 38 of Liberty, arrested by Somerset PD for DUI, No Registration Plates, No Insurance, Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree, & Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Donald W. Jones, age 47, arrested by Ky Fish & Wildlife for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Persistent Felony Offender.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Angela D. Tharp, 43 of Stanford, arrested by Hustonville PD for DUI-3rd Offense.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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KY COURTS SHUTTING DOWN EXCEPT FOR EMERGENCY CASES

 

FRANFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky's chief justice is ordering the state's court system to mostly shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Paul Miles has more...

 

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LCADD: SR. CENTER ACTIVITIES CANCELLED BUT MEALS WILL BE DELIVERED

 

The Lake Cumberland Area Development District is temporarily closing its Senior Citizens Centers for meals and activities at the facilities. 

 

Anyone that receives home delivered meals will continue to receive those in the same manner. 

 

Those that are transported to the center will begin receiving home delivered meals. 

 

Those that drive to the center, meals will be prepared and available with a time designated for pick up. 

 

Staff will be available to deliver the meals to your vehicle.

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT HELD AN EMERGENCY MEETING THIS MORNING

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in emergency session Friday morning to discuss a plan of action in response to the Covid-19 threat. 

 

Casey County Judge Executive, Randy Dial, tells WKDO News, per recommendations from the Governor, and following the lead of Local, State and Federal agencies, a local plan was adopted.

 

Effective immediately, all activities at Gateway Park and the Central KY Ag/Expo Center are suspended. 

 

The situation will be re-evaluated April 20th.  

 

Citizens should not be alarmed. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of the virus in Casey County, or the Lake Cumberland Area. This plan is a proactive approach to minimize the risk of exposure, and lessen the threat to the health and safety of the citizens of Casey County and the surrounding area. 

 

Dial says they will continue to monitor the situation and re-evaluate as needed.  

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • John M. Camp, 45, & Nolina D. Camp, 44, both of Jamestown, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Amy M. Angel, 39, Sherry Barnes, 40, & Brandy Beaty, 35, all of Albany, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Eric R. Storie, 46 of Albany, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Meth, & Resisting Arrest.
  • Lloyd Smith, 68 of Albany, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Meth & Marijuana.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

  • Jason A. Russo, 36 of Burnside, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Methamphetamine, Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500 (auto), Theft of contents from Vehicle over $500, Unlawful Access to Computer, Fraudulent Use of Credit Card over $500, Failure to Appear, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
  • Danny L. New Sr., 55 of Burnside, arrested by Probation & Parole for Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (motor vehicle), Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree, Trafficking in Opiates-1st Degree/2nd Offense, & Persistent Felony Offender-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Sarah J. McMullin, age 33, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Resisting Arrest.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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SCHOOLS CLOSING DUE TO CORONA VIRUS

 

Casey County joins the long list of schools across the state that are closing due to the Corona Virus...

 

 

  • Casey County Schools - until 4/3/2020 
  • Boyle County Schools - until 4/13/2020
  • Campbellsville Independent - 3/16/2020 to 3/27/2020 
  • Danville Independent Schools - until 4/13/2020 
  • Garrard County Schools - until 4/10/2020 
  • Green County Schools - until 4/10/2020 
  • Lincoln County Schools - until 4/13/2020 
  • Marion County Schools - until 4/13/2020 
  • McCreary County Schools - until 4/10/2020 
  • Pulaski County Schools - until 3/30/2020 
  • Russell County Schools - March 16 through March 27
  • Taylor County Schools - from 3/16/2020 to 3/27/2020


KHSAA Tournament has been cancelled. 

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CASEY COUNTY INDICTMENTS

 

  • Danielle N Sears, 26 of Middleburg, criminal attempt to receive stolen property over $10,000.
  • Charlie R Dye II, 40 of Science Hill, criminal attempt to commit receiving stolen property over $10,000.
  • Johnna Loray Atwood, 41 of Liberty, DUI-4th offense, & license to be in possession.
  • Brian M Noel, age 36 address unknown, possession of methamphetamine-1st degree/3rd offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Robert E Followell, 52 of Liberty, trafficking in marijuana 5 pounds or more, cultivating marijuana 5 plants or more, and failure to comply with sex offender registration.
  • Dameon D Devine, 30 of Campbellsville, burglary-2nd degree, persistent felony offender-1st degree, unlawful imprisonment-1st degree, fleeing/evading police-2nd degree, & receiving stolen property over $500.
  • Haley Ann Brown, age 18 address unknown, burglary-2nd degree, unlawful imprisonment-1st degree, fleeing/evading police-2nd degree, and receiving stolen property over $500.
  • Christopher S Durham, 40 of Yosemite, burglary-3rd degree, persistent felony offender-1st degree, theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, criminal mischief-1st  degree,
  • Christina M Criswell, a.k.a. Christina Shackleford, 32 of Waynesburg, criminal complicity to commit burglary-3rd degree, and criminal complicity to commit theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.
  • Michael L Padgett, 42 of Stanford, receiving stolen property over $10,000, criminal mischief-1st degree, and persistent felony offender-1st degree.
  • We remind our listeners an indictment is only a legal accusation, not an indicator of guilt.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Timothy Helm, 57 of Nancy, arrested by Russell Co. Sheriff’s Office for Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified), & Menacing.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

  • Tony M. New, 51 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for Burglary-3rd Degree, & Possession of Methamphetamine.
  • Michael W. Smurr, 39 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Failure to Appear.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Brandi N. Harmon, age 29, arrested by Junction City Police for Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia, Promoting Contraband-1st Degree, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Giving Officer False Identifying Information, & Contempt of Court.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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STRONG STORMS POSSIBLE, BE WEATHER AWARE!

 

Look for a round of potentially strong storms this afternoon & evening.

Here's Weather Specialist, Crystal Sallee...

 

 

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CCSO MONTHLY REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2020

 

FEBRUARY MONTHLY REPORT

  • 14,326 Miles Driven 
  • 38 Warrants Served 
  • 20 Cases Opened 
  • 554 Hours Worked By Court Security 
  • 7 Accidents Worked 
  • 3 DUI's 
  • 60 Vehicle Inspections 
  • 47 Total Arrests 
  • 28 Citations Written for Non-Arrestable Offenses 
  • 123 Total Citations 
  • 79 Total Summons, Subpoenas, and Evictions Served 
  • 340 Total Calls Responded To 
  • 1,498 Total Hours Worked By CCSO 

 

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CCHS LADY REBELS ADVANCE IN THE SWEET 16!

 

A big win the the Lady Rebels yesterday at Rupp Arena...

 

 

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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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VISITOR RESTRICTIONS DUE TO CORONA CONCERNS

 

Liberty Care & Rehabilitation Center has stopped all visitors in precaution for the care of their residents against the spread of the Corona Virus.

 

All families are being contacted, and any concerns with patients will be made by telephone to patients families. 

 

They ask that you please respect this decision as they care for our most vulnerable residents.

 

There have been no reported cases of the virus in Casey County.

 

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CASEY COUNTY WOMAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING SHORT PURSUIT

 

A plea for help leads to the arrest of a Casey County woman.

 

On Tuesday, Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle arrested Lee Ann Followell, 32, of Liberty. 

 

Deputy Davis had responded to an earlier call involving Followell who was uncooperative and fled causing around $850 in property damage. 

 

According to the arrest citation, Followell came to the home of Steve Lynn, on KY 49, stating she was in danger. The deputy states that she was very hyperactive and wouldn't get out of her car. She fled the scene and turned onto KY 1547 with the Deputy in pursuit.

 

Followell drove through a yard and struck a 2-wheel dolly and got her car stuck.  She then locked herself in the bathroom of the house after being let in by the owner. 

 

Followell is charged with:

  • criminal mischief 2nd degree
  • fleeing or evading police 1st degree
  • operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alc/drugs/etc
  • criminal trespass 1st degree
  • criminal mischief 3rd degree
  • disorderly conduct 2nd degree
  • failure of owner to maintain required insurance

She was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

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CCHS LADY REBELS PLAY TONIGHT IN THE SWEET 16!

 

 

There is no school today in Casey County, as the Lady Rebels head to Lexington to take the court tonight at Rupp Arena for the Sweet 16. Athletics Director, Steve Stonebraker...

 

 

Game time is 6:30pm, We wish the Lady Rebs the best of luck tonight!

 

If you can't make the game in person, you can watch it live on the internet ...

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/sports/basketball/kentucky?featured=gam514ff6aa20&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=PaidFacebook-GS&fbclid=IwAR0dDV-VafNR5EfwapZ9ifAvL1R0F_VI6PNHkRLq_MT8tW5fnc8Lpl7VaLc

 

 

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SOMERSET CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

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

 

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

 

The Liberty City Council met in regular session Monday.

 

The Council addressed a resolution regarding some un-named streets for the purpose of mapping.

Councilman Richard Montgomery made a motion to adopt & rename those streets...

 

 

The Council also approved a 2nd reading of an ordinance relating the formation of a Code Enforcement Board. Mayor Steven Brown...

 

 

The City is looking at an adjustment to Utility Rates. Mayor Steven Brown...

 

 

The Council took no action on the Sewer Rates. There is a special Work Session scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th at 5pm at City Hall.

 

That session will be open to the public.

 

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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...

 

 

The next regular meeting of the Casey County School Board will be April 13th.

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CCHS LADY REBELS HEADED TO THE SWEET 16!

 

The Casey County Lady Rebels are headed to Lexington this week!


Crystal Sallee has more...


 

 

 

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BOYLE COUNTY DRUG BUST

 

A Danville man is facing several drug charges after running from Police.

 

On Friday, Boyle County Sheriff's Department Captain Casey McCoy and Deputy Daniel Grigsby conducted a narcotics investigation in the Danville Manor parking lot. 

 

During the investigation Eldon Washington of Danville fled on foot. Washington dropped baggies containing narcotics and was eventually taken into custody behind the Danville Manor. 

 

Washington was found to have suspected heroin and cash on his person when taken into custody. Once all the items Washington had dropped were collected it was found an approximate total of 2 ounces of methamphetamine, 5 grams of heroin and 3 grams of synthetic marijuana. 

 

Washington is charged with fleeing/evading on foot, resisting arrest, tampering with evidence, trafficking methamphetamine, heroin and synthetic drugs. He was lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Hannah G. Collins, 18 of Liberty, arrested by Trooper Scott with KSP for DUI, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Registration Receipt, Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change, & No Insurance.
  • Cody M. Voit, 19 of Hustonville, arrested by Trooper Scott with KSP for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, & Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Steven Hunter, 55 of Somerset, arrested by Russell Springs Police on a Fugitive Warrant from another state, Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

  • Katrina L. Bogle, 44 of Glasgow, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator’s License, Possession of an Open Alcohol Container in a Motor Vehicle, & DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Anthony D. Cassidy, 26 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
  • Rockie C. Chick, 66 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia, & Failure to Appear.
  • Steven D. Nicholas, 37 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense (over 2 grams), Bail Jumping, & Failure to Appear.
  • Antoine W. Cowan, 38 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Possession of Marijuana.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Mark T. McKinney, age 46, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Terroristic Threatening-2nd Degree, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, & Possession of Open Alcohol Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Danny D. Yocum, age 30, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Methamphetamine.
  • Alec B. Camden, age 27, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff’s Department for Failure to Signal, Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia, & Possession of Open Alcohol Container in a Motor Vehicle.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • James Houston, 21 of Danville, arrested by Stanford Police for Trafficking in Methamphetamine & Heroin-1st Degree, & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified).
  • Ralph S. VanDyke, 36 of Danville, arrested by Lancaster Police for Failure to Illuminated Headlights, No Registration Receipt, Improper Equipment, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Possession of Open Alcohol Container in a Motor Vehicle, No Insurance-2nd Offense, & No Registration Plates.
  • Nazerth Miles, 18 of Waynesburg, arrested by Lincoln Co. Constable for Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Michael Padgett, 43 of Waynesburg, arrested by KSP for DUI, No Registration Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked License, License to be In Possession, Improper Display of Registration Plates, & Parole Violation.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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2 INJURED IN FBI SHOOTING IN PULASKI COUNTY FRIDAY MORNING

 

The Louisville office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation says one of their agents and one subject suffered wounds in a shootout this morning in Pulaski County.

 

Agents were apparently attempting to make an arrest.

 

Somerset Police confirm officers were at the scene but have released no further details.

 

A local source tells Buck News that the injured subject may be a Pulaski County Constable.

 

An FBI statement says the shooting happened while executing a federal warrant.

 

No word on the location of the incident, or the extent of injuries as of news time.

 

We'll have more information later as made available by authorities.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Kolby S. Conner, 22 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Co. Sheriff’s Office for possession of Methamphetamine, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render Aid/Assistance with death or serious injury, & possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

  • Devon M. Slone, 51 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for driving on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, & possession of methamphetamine & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Brittany E. Bugg, age 32, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff’s Office for possession of Heroin, tampering with physical evidence, promoting contraband-1st degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, & failure to appear.
  • William Turpin Jr., age 38, arrested by Danville Police for trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st degree (over 2 grams), & possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • James D. Snow, age 53, arrested by Danville Police for DUI.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Rodney D. Stamper, 28 of Lancaster, arrested by KSP for DUI.
  • Floyd Stevens, 53 of Danville, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff’s Office for possession of Methamphetamine.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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LADY REBELS CONTINUE DISTRICT ACTION THIS WEEKEND

 

The Casey County Lady Rebels brought home a win Monday night against SouthWestern in round one District play, and they're back in action tonight.

 

Athletics Director, Steve Stonebraker...

 

 

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BOYLE COUNTY FISCAL COURT VOTES TO COMPOST DEAD ANIMALS

 

Boyle County County Fiscal Court voted this week to compost large dead animals.

 

Under the agreement approved by the magistrates, the Soil Conservation District will pay the county $70,000 a year to compost animals at the Perryville Convenience Center.

 

The money will pay an employee to pick up dead animals at farms, get materials to cover the animals and other expenses.

 

The composting was the cheapest and most efficient option.

 

Last year, the Soil Conservation District paid for removal of over 2,000 dead animals, mostly from farms, and some from the local animal shelter.

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • Michael H. Mings, 21 of Greensburg, arrested by Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle for Theft of a Firearm, Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500), & Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument-3rd Degree.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Harry A. Smalley, 44 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Criminal Abust-1st Degree (Child 12 or under).
  • Leslie A. Decker, 40 of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, DUI, Possession of Heroin & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Taveon L. Goodman, age 21, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Violation of a KY EPO/DVO, & Discharge of a Firearm across a Public Road.
  • Michael B. Mattingly, age 38, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for DUI, No Registration Plates, No Insurance, Possession of an Open Alcohol Container in a Motor Vehicle, & Failure to Appear.
  • Deidre N. Head, age 34, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Careless Driving, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.
  • Jason A. Brown, age 38, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree (over 2 grams).
  • Adam T. Riddle, age 38, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Resisting Arrest, Possession of Methamphetamine-2nd Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Giving an Officer False Identifying Information.
  • Kimberly A. Watts, age 34, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Ricardo D. Hernandez, 24 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, & No Insurance.
  • Matthew T. Underwood, 32 of Lancaster, arrested by KSP for Felony Parole Violation, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Insurance, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, DUI, Possession of Methamphetamine, & Giving Officer False Identifying Information.
  • Jessica N. Jasper, 34 of Ferguson, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree (over 2 grams), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Driving on a DUI Suspended License-3rd Offense.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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PULASKI COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR MOVING 100 POUNDS OF METH PER MONTH

 

A Somerset man is accused of distributing pounds of Meth.

 

44 year old John Jason Hunt is charged with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. Police say he supplied multiple people one-pound quantities of meth on a weekly basis.

 

Members of Laurel County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration interviewed several people - from Lexington, Ky. to Lafayette, Ga. - who claimed to have either purchased meth from Hunt or assisted in delivering meth to Hunt.

 

One witness told law enforcement that Hunt "moved 100 pounds of meth every month."

 

In September 2018, the Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force in North Georgia executed search warrants on a house and storage unit in Lafayette, Ga., owned by Angela Hughes.

 

The storage building also had Hunt's name on it as someone who could access it.

 

Within the unit, law enforcement found a "meth conversion lab," along with over a  kilogram of liquid meth.

 

Hunt remains lodged in the Laurel County Jail.

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SOMERSET MAN FACING FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES

 

A Somerset man is facing federal drug charges for possessing and distributing meth.

 

55 year old Jimmy S. Grider was arrested Monday after being indicted on two counts of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

 

Grider appeared Tuesday in U.S. District Court in London, where he pled not guilty.

 

He was previously sentenced to 10 years in jail for manufacturing meth, so he could face a stiffer penalty if convicted of the new charges.

 

Grider is facing between 15 years and life in prison for the first charge, and between 10 years and life in prison for the second charge.

 

A tentative trial date has been set for May 7.

 

Grider is lodged in the Laurel County Jail.

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Melina Y. Bailey, 52 of Danville, arrested by Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Davis for Speeding 18 mph over limit, & DUI.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Christopher C. Littrell, 39 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree (over 2 grams), Trafficking in Legend Drugs, & Possession of Defaced Firearm.
  • Kyle L. Pennington, 32 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Burglary-2nd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking from Building (under $500), Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree, & Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.
  • Darrell D. Daulton, 39 of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for ATV Violations, License to be In Possession, DUI-2nd Offense, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Gomez Lopez Humberto, age 39, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, No Operator’s License, & No Insurance.
  • Alexandria G. Allen, age 18, arrested by Danville Police for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Resisting Arrest, & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.
  • Jacobie D. Harris, age 23, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for Unlawful Transaction with a Minor-1st Degree (Illegal Sex Act, Victim under 16), & Rape-3rd Degree.
  • Andrea D. Burns Sr., age 39, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance, & Persistent Felony Offender-2nd Degree.
  • Roger D. Peavler, age 68, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for DUI-4th Offense (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Stacy L. Jones, age 34, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree.
  • Richard A. Humes, age 36, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in Heroin-2nd Offense, Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Over 2 Grams), Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Multiple Counts of Contempt of Court.
  • Kassie J. Stutler, age 27, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Office for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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TORNADO DRILL THIS MORNING AT 10:07AM

 

There is a Statewide tornado drill schedule this morning as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.

 

Sirens across the Commonwealth will sound at approximately 10:07 a.m. this morning. It's the sound you would hear if there was a real tornado warning but this is just a test. Emergency managers ask that you DO NOT call 9-1-1 about this siren test.

 

All schools, government facilities, and the general public are encouraged to participate. This is great time to go over your plan in case you were ever to get caught in a tornado situation. Be sure your plan includes what to do before, during, and after a tornado, emergency contact list, safety kit, and talk about your safe places.

 

This is also a good time to change out the batteries in your smoke detector.

 

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KSP POST 15 MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2020

 

Columbia, KY (March 3, 2020) During the month of February 2020, there were 19 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.

 

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


Scott Patten age 32 of Washington Co KY was killed on 02/04/2020 in Washington Co KY.


Donald L Collins age 75 of Aledo TX died on 02/10/2020 from a collision that occurred on 01/31/2020 in Washington Co KY.

 

This brings our yearly fatality count to 3 compared with 0 through this same period in 2019.


Statewide fatality count stands at 81 compared with 109 through this same period in 2019.

 

During the month of February 2020, there were 1141 citations written, 283 courtesy notices written, 432 complaints answered, 85 motorists assisted, 49 criminal cases opened and 247 criminal arrests made.

 

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KSP POST 15 TO CONDUCT TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECKPOINTS

 

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

 

These checkpoints will be conducted as part of Post 15’s highway safety efforts.

 

Troopers will be checking for violations of Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws relating to motor vehicle equipment safety, licensing of drivers, motor vehicle registration, and operation of motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants.

 

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RCSO EXECUTES SEARCH WARRANT, ARRESTS FORTHCOMING

 

Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston says arrests are forthcoming, following the execution of a search warrant last night in the Webb’s Cross Roads/ Damron’s Creek Rd. Area of Russell County  On A.B. Roy Road. 

 

The Occupants of a trailer were not at home but warrants are being obtained on Two individuals suspected in trafficking in Marijuana, Methamphetamine and Cocaine. 

 

The investigation is continuing and arrest are forthcoming. Deputy Kenny Perkins is heading the investigation and was assisted by other members of the Russell County Sheriffs Office and Adair County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Durbin and his K-9 Nitro. 

 

If you suspect illegal Drug activity in your neighborhood, call the Russell County Sheriff's tip line at 270-343-8116 all callers will remain anonymous.  

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Kenneth D. Gibson, age 53, arrested by Danville Police for No Registration Plates, No Insurance, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, No Operator’s License, & DUI.
  • Jeffrey L. Wilson, age 58, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for License Plate Not Legible, & Possession of Methamphetamine & Cocaine.
  • Enrique Guzman-Gonzalez, age 32, arrested by Danville Police for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Burglary-2nd Degree, Unlawful Imprisonment-1st Degree, Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), Criminal Mischief, & Immigration Violations.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Robert L. Reed, 29 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Possession of Methamphetamine.
  • Logan Carman, 23 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Possession of Methamphetamine.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL WEDNESDAY MORNING 3/4/20

 

There will be a state-wide tornado drill Wednesday morning.

 

Weather Specialist Crystal Sallee has details...

 

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Richard S DeLong, age 37, arrested by Trooper Cornett with KSP for driving on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, DUI-2nd offense, and failure to notify address change to the department of transportation.
  • Robert T Evans, age 29 of Liberty, arrested by Officer Martin with Liberty Police Department for no registration plates or receipt, failure to wear seatbelts, no insurance, driving on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, improper registration, improper equipment, and DUI.
  • George L Coffey Jr, age 50 of Liberty, arrested by Officer Ronnie Smith with Liberty Police for DUI 4th offense, commercial vehicle violation, and no registration receipt.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Angela L Fields, age 43 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for possession of controlled substance 2nd-degree drug unspecified.
  • Coy A Marcum, 43 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Department for possession of methamphetamine, and serving a bench warrant.
  • Nick Kearns, age 38 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for DUI-2nd offense aggravated circumstance.
  • Shane M Grant, age 47 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for rear license not illuminated, no insurance, driving on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, no registration plates, and serving a bench warrant.
  • Adam N Matthews, age 31 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell County Sheriff’s Office for driving on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Billy W Stewart, age 34 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for DUI-2nd offense, careless driving, disregarding a stop sign, rear license not illuminated, and failure to signal.
  • Kenneth W Denney, age 33 of Crab Orchard, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for trafficking in methamphetamine, and failure to appear.
  • Glenn J Crabtree, age 68 of Monticello, arrested by Burnside Police for improper turning, failure to signal, no registration receipt, failure to wear seatbelts, and DUI.
  • Jimmy D Hill Jr, age 38 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for possession of methamphetamine, and failure to appear.
  • Gauge D Carrender, age 25 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for possession of methamphetamine.
  • Bryan J Beshears, age 42 of Ferguson, arrested by Somerset Police for failure to signal, driving on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, unauthorized parking in a handicapped zone, possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance, and DUI 3rd  offense aggravated circumstance.
  • Paul A Sharon, 42 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Trafficking in methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree drug unspecified, & Possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Ronald E Claiborne, 29 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for reckless driving, wanton endangerment-1st degree, leaving the scene of an accident-failure to render aid/assistance, & criminal mischief.
  • Joey L Ellis, 39 of Science Hill, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree, Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd/3rd degree drugs unspecified.
  • Christy J McKinney, 44 of Science Hill, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree, & failure to appear.
  • Lisa M Wilson, 54 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Constable for Hindering Prosecution/Apprehension-2nd degree, tampering with physical evidence, harassment, & trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 oz).
  • Tyler A Daulton, 30 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co. Constable for Trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 oz), Possession of Heroin, & Failure to Appear.
  • James T Coffey, 32 of Somerset, arrested by Probation & Parole for Trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree, & Felony Probation Violation.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Mitzi R Bledsoe, age 29, arrested by Danville Police for Assault-3rd Degree (police officer), Fleeing/evading Police-2nd degree on foot, resisting arrest, & criminal mischief-3rd degree.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Brenda L Turnbull, 58 of Lancaster, arrested by Lancaster Police for Trafficking in Carfentanil or Fentanyl Derivatives, & Possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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3 ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 

Three people arrested on drug charges over the weekend in Russell County.

 

Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston reports Adam Matthews age 31 of Russell Springs was taken into custody Saturday night after a traffic stop by Deputy Kenny Perkins at the Mt. Olive Church. He was charged with driving on suspended or revoked operators license, and possession of Methamphetamine and drug Paraphernalia. 

 

On Sunday evening Deputy Nathan Ginn arrested Coy Marcum age 43 of Jamestown for Possession of Methamphetamine, and served an active bench warrant. 

 

Also arrested was a Angela Fields age 43 of Russell Springs for possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree (pills). 

 

Sheriff Polston reminds all citizens that if you suspect illegal drug activity in your neighborhood, call the tip line at 270-343-8116, all callers remain anonymous.  

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