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DISTRICT 8 STATE CREWS READY FOR WINTER WEATHER

SOMERSET, Ky. (Nov. 30, 2020) – With more than 29,000 tons of salt on hand, combined with more than 80 snow plows, salt spreaders and other equipment ready in Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell and Wayne counties, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 8 crews are ready for winter weather duty.

 

KYTC has been monitoring this first winter weather event as it moves across the state. While some crews did some spot treating earlier this morning as of 2 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 30, all District 8 crews are on standby and ready to report when necessary.

 

Weather forecasts are calling for dropping temperatures and more snowfall throughout the evening and overnight hours which will create the potential for slick spots into Tuesday. 

 

Since October, district crews have been inspecting snow plows, calibrating salt-spreading equipment and developing snowstorm response procedures to keep District 8 state roads passable during inclement weather.

 

“We take snow and ice response very seriously,” Chief District Engineer James Jones said. “Highway safety is an essential function of the Transportation Cabinet, and our crews are prepared to meet that mandate by keeping our roads safe during bad weather.”

 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) mission is to keep traffic moving in a safe manner with an emphasis on maintaining mobility along critical corridors and priority routes. When bad weather hits, crews are assigned 12-hour shifts to plow and treat roads using a priority system based on the amount and nature of traffic within each individual county. Priority A routes include major through routes and are those most heavily traveled. Priority B routes include other important, but lesser traveled, state routes. Other roads fall into Priority C.

 

The Cabinet’s snow and ice information website, http://snowky.ky.gov, provides details about priority routes, helpful winter weather tips, fact sheets and videos on salt application and snow removal. 

 

In addition, the public can monitor winter operations in real time on the state’s interactive traffic system – GoKY.ky.gov – to find out what’s happening on state routes in their local counties.

 

“The Transportation Cabinet recognizes how important roadway conditions are to motorists, especially during winter storms,” Jones said. “Our highway crews often spend long hours away from home to keep roadways clear and safe for the traveling public. We appreciate their service.”

 

Throughout snow season, which runs from November to April, highway response teams across Kentucky serve weekly on-call rotations. The teams monitor weather reports when snow is in the forecast and determine when to activate the state’s arsenal of snow-fighting equipment, including more than 1,000 snow plows.

 

Be prepared:

 

The following measures will help keep motorists safe and prepared:

 

- Pay attention to weather advisories. Weather will impact your commute on some level.

 

- Travel only as necessary during major snow events. It’s better to be stuck at home than to be stuck on the road.

 

- Maintain a safe distance from snowplows and other heavy highway equipment.

 

- Do not pass snowplows on the shoulder.

 

- Allow time for a slower commute.

 

-Winterize vehicles.

 

-Supply vehicles with blankets, flash light and an emergency supply kit.

 

-Know before you go. Visit goky.ky.gov and download the free Waze app to check traffic conditions before you travel. You can also get traffic information for the District 8 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8

 

-Eliminate distractions (e.g. using phone and eating) while driving.

 

-Cooperate with the expectations of the Quick Clearance law, which requires drivers to move vehicles to the shoulder in the event of a non-injury crash.

 

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CASEY COUNTY INDICTMENTS

 

  • Daniel W Cornett, 32 of Liberty; trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/2nd offense - methamphetamine.
  • Chase M Ashley, 18 of Somerset; possession of controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, careless driving, failure to wear seatbelts, & violation of part 392 federal safety regulations - driving of a motor vehicle.
  • Jakob D Dean, 28 of Liberty; possession of a handgun by convicted felon, possession of controlled substance 1st degree/2nd offense-methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, & possession of controlled substance 2nd degree-Suboxone.
  • Kelsey L Patten, 28 of Liberty; trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree/2nd  offense-methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance 3rd degree-drug unspecified, possession of drug paraphernalia, & obstructed windshield.
  • Kevin C Estes, 35 of Russell Springs; possession of controlled substance 1st degree/2nd offense-methamphetamine, & possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Donna L Pittman, 60; Larry S Myers, 49; & Tarra A Partin, 41, all of Middleburg; burglary 3rd degree, theft by unlawful taking over $500, and tampering with physical evidence.
  • Brian M Noel, 37 (address unknown); 2 counts-burglary 3rd degree, 2 counts-persistent felony offender 1st degree, criminal mischief 2nd/3rd degree, 2 counts-theft by unlawful taking under $500.
  • Bradley B Cox, 19 of Liberty; promoting contraband 1st degree, possession of controlled substance 2nd degree-Suboxone.
  • Jordan B Wheat, 25 of Liberty; possession of controlled substance 1st degree/2nd offense methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, & driving on a suspended or revoked operator’s license.
  • Carlos E Lopez, 55 of Liberty; assault 3rd degree, terroristic threatening 3rd degree, resisting arrest, & menacing.
  • Dale L Meredith, 49 of Horse Cave; manslaughter 2nd degree, persistent felony offender 2nd degree, assault 1st degree, persistent felony offender 2nd degree, possession of controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI aggravating circumstances, violation of part 396.7 of the federal safety regulations inspect/repair/maintenance, & violation of part 392.4 of the federal safety regulations driving of a motor vehicle.

 

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

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Ronnie D Lee, 41 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co SO for public intoxication – controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, criminal mischief 3rd degree, & disorderly conduct 1st degree.
  • Russell S Whitt, 47 of Kings Mountain, arrested for failure to wear seat belts, drug paraphernalia, no insurance, no registration plates/receipt, & DUI.
  • Amanda S Wilson, 34 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co SO for leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid/assistance, possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, drug paraphernalia, no OL, & serving parole violation warrant.
  • Jacob C Simmons, 25 of Liberty, arrested by Liberty PD for theft by unlawful taking under $500, criminal trespassing 3rd degree, & public intoxication – controlled substance.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail

 

  • Brandy W Keith, 41 of Somerset, was arrested for public intoxication – controlled substance & disorderly conduct 2nd degree.
  • Joshua L Denney, 35 of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree-over 2 grams, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Michael L Cornwell, 38 of Somerset, was arrested for DUI & driving on a suspended/revoked OL.
  • Christopher M Hoskins, 20 of Somerset, was arrested for DUI, license to be in possession, & careless driving.
  • Gary R Jones, 60 of Coopersville, was arrested for reckless driving, & DUI.
  • Michael A Hulgin, 32 of Science Hill, was arrested for DUI, wanton endangerment 1st degree, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, & possession of defaced firearm.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

  • Hagen R Black, 27 of Danville, arrested by Boyle Co SO for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree/2nd offense, drug paraphernalia, improper signal, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, theft by deception – cold checks under $10,000, & criminal possession of a forged instrument 2nd degree.
  • Christopher S Brothers, 47 of Danville, arrested by Boyle Co SO for drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine-1st degree/2nd offense, & failure to appear.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Danny Peel, 22 of Waynesburg, was arrested by Lincoln Co SO for no registration plates/receipt, theft of motor vehicle registration plate, driving on a DUI suspended OL - aggravator, license to be in possession, & possession of marijuana.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

  • Jeramie C Graham, 26 of Russell Springs, was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree-over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree – drug unspecified, possession of marijuana, & persistent felony offender.
  • Johnny D Smith, 51 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell Co SO for theft by unlawful taking – over $10,000.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

  • Bryan H Simmons, 38, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Justin C Doughty, 24 was arrested for unlawful imprisonment 1st degree, assault 4th degree, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, & terroristic threatening 3rd degree.

Lodged in the Marion Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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NON-INJURY ACCIDENTS WEDNESDAY

 

Slick road conditions caused two separate non-injury accidents Wednesday.

 

The crashes happened within minutes of each other, about a mile apart on KY 49. 

 

The first, nearly 5 miles north of Liberty, around 1 O'Clock. The driver lost control and ran into the ditch in a curve. The vehicle came to rest partially in the roadway.

 

The second mishap happened just shy of the #4 mile marker a short time later. The driver slid off the road and the vehicle over turned, coming to rest on it's top.

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office responded to both scenes. The cars were towed.

 

No injuries were reported at either location.

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CASEY COUNTY SCHOOLS UPDATE

 

Virtual lessons will continue in Casey County Schools, however, small in-person groups will meet beginning next week.

 

Superintendent Marion Sowders...

 

 

 

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • Loria A Pruitt, 50 of Liberty, was arrested for criminal trespassing 1st degree & theft of services.
  • Austin T Hogue, 24 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co Sheriff Chad Weddle for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree/2nd offense, drug paraphernalia, & trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree-over 2 grams.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail

 

  • Tyler L Plummer, 35 of Danville, arrested by Boyle Co SO for criminal mischief 1st degree, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid/assistance, driving on a DUI suspended OL, & possession of an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
  • Jaharvas J Napier, 41 of Danville, arrested by Boyle Co SO for disregarding a stop sign, improper signal, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot, resisting arrest, & disorderly conduct 2nd degree.
  • Max B Joseph, 42 of Danville, arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking in marijuana 2nd offense, trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree/2nd offense – over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, & resisting arrest.
  • Justin D Smith, 31, was arrested by Harrodsburg PD for assault 1st degree & wanton endangerment 1st degree.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Alec B Camden, 28 of Danville, was arrested by Lancaster PD for possession of a methamphetamine-1st degree/2nd offense, giving officer false identifying information, assault 3rd degree – police officer, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot, & 2 counts drug paraphernalia.
  • Johnny D Smith, 51 of Jamestown, was arrested by Lincoln Co SO for DUI aggravator & no OL.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

  • Steven A Huff, 36 of Columbia, arrested by Russell Co SO for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, giving officer false identifying information, & probation violation.
  • Tammy G Pierce, 46 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree/2nd offense – over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia, & illegal possession of a legend drug.
  • April D Weston, 36 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Co SO for drug paraphernalia, & possession methamphetamine-1st degree.
  • Randy L Copley, 49 of Dunnville, arrested by KSP for trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree/2nd offense – over 2 grams, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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WIND ADVISORY TODAY

 

Wind Advisory from WED 5:00 AM EST until WED 5:00 PM EST
 

Action Recommended
Execute a pre-planned activity identified in the instructions


Issued By
Louisville - KY, US, National Weather Service


Affected Area
Casey County


Description
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST /4 PM CST/ THIS AFTERNOON...

 

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect until 5 PM EST /4 PM CST/ this afternoon.

 

TIMING...Through late afternoon and early evening.

 

WINDS...Gusty south winds between 30 and 40 mph. Some gusts over 40 mph expected.

 

IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured outdoor objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Travel on W to E oriented roadways could be problematic for high profile vehicles.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of over 40 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


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...Wind Advisory Today...

.An area of low pressure will move out of Missouri and into northern Indiana, dragging a cold front into our region by this evening. Ahead of this front, gusty winds between 30 and 40 mph are expected along with a few gusts over 40 mph at times.

 

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HART CO. MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A CASEY CO. INJURY ACCIDENT

 

The Kentucky State Police arrested 48-year-old Dale Meredeth today at his residence in Horse Cave, KY at approximately  7:47 A.M. CST. 

 

Meredeth was arrested on an Indictment Warrant for the following charges:

  • Manslaughter 2nd Degree
  • Persistent Felony Offender II
  • Assault 1st Degree
  • Persistent Felony Offender II
  • Drug Paraphernalia - Buy/Possess
  • Operating Motor Vehicle U/Influence 1st Degree Aggravating Circumstances
  • Violation Part 396 Federal Safety Regulations
  • Violation Part 392 Federal Safety Regulations

Sgt. Randall Honeycutt is investigating.

 

Original News Release Below:

 

Liberty, KY. (July 9, 2020) – The Kentucky State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury collision on KY 49 near Martens Road approximately 10 miles north of Liberty on Thursday around 1:04 p.m. ET.

 

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2001 Freightliner semi-tractor trailer being operated by 48-year old Dale Meredith of Horse Cave was traveling South on KY 49 when for an unknown reason he crossed the centerline. Meredith overcorrected causing the load of logs to shift traveling back into the oncoming lane striking a 2013 Chevrolet operated by 27-year old Ida Burton of Liberty.

 

Meredith and Burton were both air lifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital with severe injuries. 

 

Sergeant Randall Honeycutt investigated the collision, and assisted by Kentucky State Police, Casey Co Sheriff’s Office, EMS, and Fire Department.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Joshua L Daniel, 34 of Hustonville, arrested for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree/3rd offense, possession of controlled substance-1st/3rd degree-drugs unspecified, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail

 

  • Kevin J Sidwell, 31 of Somerset, arrested by Lake Cumberland Drug Task Force for improper signal, & trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree.
  • Jenny S Meece, 48 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for resisting arrest, assault 3rd degree – police officer, terroristic threatening 3rd degree & 3 counts of failure to appear.
  • Ricky Hurd, 61 of Sassafras, arrested for possession of firearm by convicted felon.
  • Amanda J Gross, 38 of Bronston, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree, & 2 counts of failure to appear.
  • Donnie L Glover, 45 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, & 2 counts of failure to appear.
  • Matthew B. Hughes, 31 of Burnside, arrested by Somerset PD for indecent exposure 2nd degree, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, menacing, 2 counts of assault 4th degree, criminal mischief 3rd degree, resisting arrest, assault 3rd degree – police officer, & public intoxication – controlled substance.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

  • Erin G Peavey, 39 of Liberty, arrested by Boyle Co SO for DUI, illegal possession of legend drug, & prescription-controlled substance not in proper container.
  • Joseph L Smith, 29 of Lexington, arrested by Danville PD for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree & drug paraphernalia.
  • Whitney J Hartner, 27 of Lexington, arrested for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, & failure to appear.
  • Weylin K Adams, 39 of Danville, arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking in carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives.
  • Oliver C Miller, 30 of Louisville, arrested by Boyle Co SO for no registration plate, DUI, possession of marijuana, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Vincent A Pascual, 23 of Stanford, arrested by Danville PD for DUI & no registration plates.
  • Chad E Curtsinger, 43 of Danville, arrested by Danville PD for public intoxication – controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, drug paraphernalia, & possession of a controlled substance 1st degree – drug unspecified.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Ernesto T Richards, 32 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell Springs PD for theft by unlawful taking – firearm.
  • Jonathan M Tate, 45 of Bardwell, arrested by KSP for 3 counts of defrauding a secured creditor over $500, DUI, possession of marijuana, failure to notify DOT of address change, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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3 CASEY COUNTY WOMEN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

Three Casey Co. women were arrested Thursday afternoon on drug charges.

 

Deputy Jason Grider, with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office, responded to a call of people taking items from property belonging to Jackie Rodgers, on Short Town Rd., about 9.5 miles North of Liberty. Upon arrival, Deputy Grider made contact with the driver of a '99 Ford Ranger, 60 year old Ginny L. Godbey, of Yosemite. Godbey failed field sobriety tests and stated she had previously smoked Marijuana and done Meth. The arrest citation states Gobey had a clear baggy in her pants pocket, containing a crushed Xanax pill. More Meth and drug paraphernalia were located inside the vehicle.

 

Godbey was charged with DUI-Controlled Substance, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Also arrested were 37 year old Roseane Lee, of Kings Mountain, and Misty D. Borden, age 42, of Liberty. Both were charged with Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Drug Paraphernalia.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Corey M Bryant, 20 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff Chad Weddle for failure to appear, theft by unlawful taking under $500, & illegal possession of blank prescription.
  • Douglas L Montgomery, 47 of Liberty, was arrested for cultivating in marijuana – over 5 plants.
  • Roseanne Lee, 37 of Kings Mountain, arrested by Deputy Grider with Casey Co SO for public intoxication – controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, & possession of methamphetamine-1st degree.
  • Misty D Hatter, 44 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Grider with Casey Co SO for public intoxication – controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, & failure to appear.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail

 

  • Johnathon P Strunk, 28 of Somerset, was arrested for parole violation, public intoxication – controlled substance, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

  • Aaron J Jackson, 25 of Danville, arrested by Danville PD for strangulation 1st degree, assault 4th degree, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct 1st degree, resisting arrest, terroristic threatening, & menacing.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Jerry L Petrey, 65 of Crab Orchard, arrested by Lincoln Co SO for probation violation, possession of methamphetamine-1st degree/2nd offense, possession of firearm by convicted felon, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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SOMERSET PULASKI COUNTY CHAMBER PARADE CANCELLED

 

The Somerset-Pulaski Co. Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade has been cancelled.

 

After consulting with The City of Somerset, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Lake Cumberland Health Department and numerous local business leaders, the decision was made to suspend this year's parade.

 

Executive Director Bobby Clue issued a statement saying, "The decision to cancel was difficult, but based on our mission to keep our community safe." 

 

If you have any questions, call the Chamber Office at 606.679.7323.

 

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • Sheriff Chad Weddle arrested Donna Watson, 51, of Liberty, as a follow-up to Operation T.I.M.S., on two indictment warrants for charges of trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree. Assisted by Deputy Jayson Grider, LPD Chief Steven Garrett, and LDP Officer Jordan Buis.
  • Jerry E Caldwell, 63 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. SO for cultivating in marijuana – 5 plants or more.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail

 

  • Destinee E Duncan, 25 of Monticello, arrested for criminal trespassing 2nd degree, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, resisting arrest, assault 3rd degree, & disarming a peace officer.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

  • Lesha A Cornett, 59, arrested for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, public intoxication – controlled substance, & probation violation.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • James M Whittaker, 27 of Columbia, arrested by Russell Springs PD for 2 counts probation violation, failure to appear, resisting arrest, reckless driving, trafficking in legend drugs, no insurance, no registration plates/receipt, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, criminal mischief 1st degree, improper registration plate, fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle, improper signal, disregarding a stop sign, driving too fast for traffic conditions, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine-1st degree/2nd offense, & wanton endangerment 1st degree – police officer.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING PURSUIT IN RUSSELL SPRINGS

 

On Tuesday, Russell Springs Police Officer Justice ran a license plate on a Nissan Maxima. The plate did not come back to that vehicle. Officer Justice initiated a traffic stop in the Walgreens parking lot. The vehicle fled. The pursuit lasted several minutes and came to a stop on McClendon Ridge Rd.

 

The driver, James M. Whittaker, age 27 of Columbia, was taken into custody.

 

Whittaker was charged with Improper Registration Plate, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Failure to Signal, Disregarding Stop Sign, Driving Too Fast for Traffic Conditions, Driving on Sus or Rev Oper License, Drug Paraphernalia, Poss of Con Sub 1st Deg, 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Wanton Endangerment 1st Deg Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Driving, Traff in Legend Drug, No Insurance, No Registration Plate/Receipt, Prescription Con Sub Not in Proper Container 1st, and Criminal Mischief 1st Deg.

 

Officer Lucas Justice was assisted on scene by RSPD Officers Hayden Phillips, & SGT Nathan Antle, Kentucky State Trooper Billy Begley, RCSO Deputies: Corey Meyer, Kenny Perkins, Nathan Ginn, and RC Constable Richard Wooldridge.

 

Whittaker was lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

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REFRAIN FROM OUTDOOR BURNING TODAY

 

Special Weather Statement until THU 3:00 PM EST

Action Recommended

Avoid the subject event as per the instructions

Issued By

Louisville - KY, US, National Weather Service

Affected Area

Casey County

Description

...Increased Fire Danger Today... Breezy conditions and very low relative humidities today will dry out vegetation, resulting in fires becoming difficult to control. Those with outdoor burning plans in south central Kentucky should use extreme caution, or postpone burning until conditions improve.

 

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LIBERTY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED PURSUIT

 

A Casey County man was arrested following a high-speed pursuit Tuesday morning.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle says Casey County Dispatch received a complaint around 8am, of a suspected impaired driver on Partin Ridge Road. Sheriff Weddle met the suspect vehicle, turned and activated his lights/siren. The driver, later identified as 34 year old Michael M. Morrow, Jr., of Liberty, fled onto Poplar Hill Road, and turned onto Elmore Road, then Ivan Godbey Road. The 1988 Chevy Pickup reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour. Sheriff Weddle lost sight of the vehicle, however, dispatch received a call of a male person walking on Ivan Godbey Road.

 

Morrow stated he was driving the truck, which had left the road and went over a steep cliff. Morrow also stated he had been using Methamphetamine & Suboxone.

 

Morrow was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of DUI-Aggravated Circumstance, Speeding 26 mph or more over limit, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree-Motor Vehicle, No Operator's License, & Failure to Appear.

 

 

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COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE TODAY

 

Kentucky leads Tennessee by 79 donors in the 33rd annual Big Blue Crush blood drive, according to the Kentucky Blood Center.

 

A total of 494 Solid Blue Fans donated on Tuesday compared to 384 for Tennessee.

 

The score after two days of competition is Kentucky 884, Tennessee 805, according to KBC.

KBC officials say: "There are three more days to help relieve the current blood shortage and build the holiday supply. As we move through the week, remember that blood donation is considered essential and safe.”

 

KBC and Medic Regional Blood Center in Knoxville annually compete to see whose donors can give the most blood the week prior to Thanksgiving.

 

Kentucky leads the rivalry 18 to 13 with one tie.

 

As a thank you for saving lives, Big Blue Crush donors receive a long-sleeved Crush T-shirt and are entered to win a 65” Samsung Crystal UHD television.

 

All donations are being tested for COVID-19 antibodies as well.

 

KBC urges Kentucky fans to help maintain the lead.

 

  • Casey County Cooperative Extension Office, S. 127, Liberty (12-6pm today!)
  • Somerset Donor Center, 10 Stonegate Centre (Stoplight 16A), Somerset

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well and healthy, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Michael M Morrow Jr., 34 of Monticello, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff C. Weddle for no OL, fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle, DUI, speeding 26 mph or more over the limit, & failure to appear.
  • Joshua L Dial, 34 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Grider with the Casey Co SO for reckless driving, fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle, instructional permit violations, & DUI.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail

 

  • Nathan J Bowling, 36 of Monticello, was arrested for criminal trespassing 3rd degree, menacing, & DUI – controlled substance.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

  • Ryan G Johnson, 59 of Harrodsburg, arrested by Boyle Co SO for no registration plates, no insurance, & possession of methamphetamine-1st degree.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.

 

The magistrates voted on two members of the County Extension Board, they were Robbie Vaught, and Katie Coffey. 

 

The court also held a 2nd reading & adoption of an ordinance concerning Court Fee's & Costs at the Judicial Center. That ordinance was approved.

 

Under Road Business, the court will advertise for bids on an 80/20 drain project.
Judge Executive, Randy Dial...

 

 

That motion was approved.

 

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

 

 

Judge Dial says Casey County is now a Red county, and there may be more Covid restrictions coming...

 

 

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court will be Monday, Dec. 7th.

 

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WATER/SEWER RATE RESTRUCTURE PROPOSAL

 

The Liberty City Council has been discussing Water & Sewer rates for quite some time.  

 

During a lengthy special called meeting last night, the council has proposed a new rate structure. 

Here's Liberty Mayor, Steven Brown...

 

 

City water/sewer customers should receive a letter this week with more information, and an invitation to another special meeting concerning the new rate structure, that is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 7th at 5pm.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Sharon K Wright, 34 of Somerset, arrested for burglary 3rd degree, possession of burglary tools, drug paraphernalia, identity theft, & failure to appear.
  • Robert W Stanley, 38 of Somerset, arrested for drug paraphernalia & prowling.
  • Jerry A Woods, 55 of Somerset, arrested for DUI, reckless driving, & no insurance.
  • Matthew O Neal, 27, Cassandra S Neal, 25, both of Monticello, arrested for robbery-1st degree, & burglary-2nd degree.
  • Mario Hernandez, 29, of Springfield, TN, arrested by KSP for careless driving, improper signal, rear license not illuminated, failure to wear seat belts, driving on suspended/revoked OL, possession of open alcohol container in a motor vehicle, & DUI.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

  • Parris O McGhee, 28 of Warren, MI, arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree-over 2 grams
  • Nichole L Mullins, 42 of Danville, arrested by Danville PD for receiving stolen property – firearm & possession of a handgun by convicted felon.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail

 

  • Christopher M Bunch, 22 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Co SO for rear license not illuminated, improper signal, no OL, possession methamphetamine-1st degree/2nd offense, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell Co Jail.

 

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

 

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PUBLIC MEETINGS TODAY

 

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

 

  • The Liberty City Council will hold a special called meeting today at 5pm at City Hall to discuss re-structuring water rates.

 

The meetings are open to the public.

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Avery C Estep, 28 of Crab Orchard, arrested by Deputy Brown with Casey Co. Sheriff’s Office for DUI, & Failure to Wear Seat Belts.
  • Lincoln B Wells, 31 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for failure to appear, one headlight, failure to wear seat belts, DUI, & no insurance.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail

 

  • Alicia L Shelton, 34 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset PD for harassing communications, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, resisting arrest, criminal mischief 3rd degree, & assault 3rd degree – police officer.
  • Amanda L Phillips, 30 of Monticello, arrested for public intoxication – controlled substance & disorderly conduct 2nd degree.
  • Paul A Wilson, 33 of Nancy, arrested by Somerset PD for public intoxication, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Loria A Pruitt, 50 of Yosemite, arrested by KSP for receiving stolen property over $10,000 & public intoxication – controlled substance.
  • Robert D Spurlock, 35 of Monticello, arrested by KSP for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree – drug unspecified, failure to appear, DUI, driving on suspended/revoked OL, license to be in possession, & failure to wear seat belts.
  • Joshua R Catron, 38 of Monticello, arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree-over 2 grams.
  • Kristie M Anderson, 31 of Monticello, arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree-over 2 grams.
  • Helen M Combs, 27 of Corbin, arrested for DUI, reckless driving, & menacing.
  • Joshua B Vanover, 29 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for escape 2nd degree, possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Benny L West, 50 of Monticello, arrested by KSP for assault 4th degree, criminal mischief 2nd degree, resisting arrest, terroristic threatening, & assault 3rd degree – police officer.
  • Ronnie B Miller, 27 of Nancy, arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place, & possession of methamphetamine-1st degree.
  • Brandon L Watkins, 35 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for DUI, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, license to be in possession, failure to wear seat belts, no insurance, failure to notify DOT of address change, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, & giving officer false identifying information.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail
 

  • Alvis M White III, 40 of Harrodsburg, arrested by Danville PD for driving on suspended/revoked OL, reckless driving, disregarding traffic light, improper lane usage, fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle, trafficking in carfentanil/fentanyl derivatives, & DUI.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail

 

  • Dakota A Sullivan, 27 of Columbia, arrested by Russell Springs PD for fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot, resisting arrest, theft by unlawful taking over $500, & theft by unlawful taking – firearm.

Lodged in the Russell Co Jail.

 

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

 

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MOTORCYCLE FATALITY

Trooper Matt Brumley is investigating a motorcycle fatality that occurred Thursday around 3:47pm on N US 127 near the Russell-Casey County line.

 

Preliminary investigations indicate that 22-year-old Austyn Deel of Russell Springs, was operating a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle southbound on 127 when he attempted to overtake several vehicles and ran off the roadway striking an earth embankment.

 

Deel was transported to the Russell County Hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. He was not wearing a helmet.

 

Trooper Brumley was assisted at the scene by additional KSP personnel, Russell County EMS, and the Russell County Sheriff’s Department.

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ARREST LEADS TO ILLEGALLY MADE NARCOTICS

Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron says a suspicious find during a traffic stop last week has to led to approximately 400 illegal narcotic Xanax pills, which has been sent to the KSP Laboratory for analysis & to also obtain an accurate count.

 

Deputy Derek Dennis conducted a traffic stop on South Main in Monticello after recognizing the driver, Tayshaun Stamper of Monticello, knowing he had an active arrest warrant.

 

A search of Stamper's vehicle resulted in approximately 400 Xanax pills with the marking Xanax-2. LAw enforcement suspected the pills might have contained fentanyl.

 

Sheriff Catron says, "These bars have been showing up in Wayne County and appear to have been made illegally by someone using a pill press and not being manufactured by a legal pharmaceutical company." Catron further stated, "This type of bar is well known to contain the drug fentanyl."

 

Stamper was arrested for traffickin in a controlled substance 3rd degree - drug unspecified & he was also arrested on a Wayne County warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on charges of operating on a suspended/revoked OL & a traffic violation.

 

He was lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

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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 Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, & Washington counties.

 

Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child saftey seats & informing the public about the use of seat belts.

 

These saftey checkpoints will be conducted in various locations throughout the Post 15 area.

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

Here's a look at the recent arrests over the last 24 hours or so:

 

Darrell L Jones, 41 of Harrodsburg, was arrested by Mercer Co SO for burglary 3rd degree & theft by unlawful taking over $500.

 

Noah R Brown, 23, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for alcohol intoxication in a public place 1st & 2nd offense, disorderly conduct 1st degree, & criminal trespassing 3rd degree.

 

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail

 

August Grey, 31 of Lancaster, was arrested by Lancaster PD for sexual abuse 1st degree – victim under 12 years of age.

 

Carlos R Carpenter, 24 of Lancaster, was arrested by Lancaster PD for public intoxication, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, menacing, & criminal mischief 3rd degree.

 

Lodged in the Lincoln Co Jail.

 

William J Gabreth, 34 of Russell Springs, was arrested by Russell Co SO for burglary 2nd degree, assault 4th degree, indecent exposure 2nd degree, terroristic threatening 3rd degree, criminal mischief 3rd degree, & disorderly conduct 2nd degree.

 

Armando Penaloza, 40 of Russell Springs, was arrested by KSP for disregarding a traffic light, & driving on a DUI suspended OL 1st offense.

 

Lodged in the Russell Co Jail.

 

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

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CASEY COUNTY HEALTH DEPT CLOSED 11/12-11/13

From the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, the Casey County Health Department will be closed tomorrow, Thursday November 12th & Friday November 13th, as they move into their new building.

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

Here is a look at your recent arrests over the last 24 hours in the listening area:

 

Jackie D Cooper, 18 of Liberty, was arrested by Liberty PD for improper signal, DUI, trafficking in marijuana 1st offense, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Randy Lawhorn, 58 of Liberty, was arrested for receiving stolen property under $10,000, persistent felony offender, & criminal mischief 2nd degree.

 

Lodged in the Casey Co Jail

 

Ester L Walls, 33 of Somerset, was arrested for no lights on bicycle & fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

Gregory T Hume, 36 of Harrodsburg, was arrested by Mercer Co SO for possession of a handgun by convicted felon, possession of firearm by convicted felon, & receiving stolen property – firearm.

 

Aaron S Canfield, 34 was arrested by Danville PD for alcohol intoxication in a public place 1st & 2nd offense, resisting arrest, & disorderly conduct 2nd degree.

 

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail

 

Christopher M Corbin, 36 of Russell Springs, was arrested by Russell Co SO for alcohol intoxication in a public place 1st & 2nd offense, burglary 2nd degree, criminal mischief 3rd degree, theft by unlawful taking under $500, & contempt of court.

 

Lodged in the Russell Co Jail.

 

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

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SOMERSET CITY COUNCIL REPORT

Somerset City Council met in session Monday evening, here's an update....

 

 

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CASEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING REPORT

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

 

Here is Superintendent Marion Sowders......

 

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

The Liberty City Council met in regular session Monday.

 

Pam Cain was appointed to the Housing Authority committee. Her term will expire November 30, 2024.

 

The division of water has approved plans for flood mitigation on the stream behind Butcher Street. Mayor Steven Brown...

 

 

The plan for flood medication will begin as soon as all property owners have signed permission.  

 

The city will be advertising for bids for removal of some homes declared as dilapidated houses. Mayor Brown...

 

 

Liberty tourism has proposed a plan for a 1 mile trail around the lake Liberty. Parsons construction, of Greensburg, estimates the trail alone would cost around $15,000. Tourism would cover the cost of the trail with the city providing labor for maintenance as needed.

 

There was another lengthy discussion concerning adjusting sewer rates for city customers. A special meeting will be held on Monday, November 16 to allow for public input.

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Maranda M Morris, 24 of Somerset, was arrested for 2 counts of wanton endangerment 1st degree, criminal mischief 1st degree, DUI, & leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid/assistance.
  • Brian S Neeley, 43 of Somerset, was arrested for burglary 3rd degree, possession of burglary tools, theft by unlawful taking under $500, criminal mischief 1st degree, & disorderly conduct 2nd degree.
  • Tayshaun Stamper, 21 of Monticello was arrested for trafficking in controlled substance 3rd degree – drug unspecified & failure to appear.
  • Matthew L Honaker, 35 of Burnside, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for failure to appear & possession of methamphetamine-1st degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

  • Tyler W Chumley, 29, was arrested for arson 2nd degree.

Lodged in the Boyle Co Jail

  • Joe C Ford, 51, was arrested by Danville PD for driving on a DUI suspended OL, DUI, & no registration plates.
  • Barry E Feese Jr., 30, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking in a methamphetamine-1st degree-over 2 grams, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co Jail

 

  • Amber York, 31 of Albany, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, & illegal possession of legend drug.
  • Katie N Carter, 25 of Sebee, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, & trafficking in methamphetamine-2nd degree-over 2 grams.

Lodged in the Russell Co Jail.

 

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

 

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CASEY COUNTY AMONG 4 COMMUNITIES TO RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDS TO KEEP DRUGS AWAY FROM KIDS

 

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today four Kentucky communities received a total of $500,000 for substance abuse prevention efforts. Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) James Carroll, also known as the Drug Czar, contacted Senator McConnell to share the recipients of the funding from the Drug-Free Communities Program. 

 

The following programs will each receive $125,000 for their addiction prevention efforts:

  • Casey County School District (Liberty)
  • Seven Counties Services (Louisville)
  • Oldham County Health Department (La Grange)
  • Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio (Edgewood) 

“The best time to stop addiction is before it begins. I’m grateful to my friend, Director Carroll, for investing additional federal resources into Kentucky’s comprehensive efforts to fight substance abuse,” said Senator McConnell. “Each of us has a responsibility to protect Kentucky’s young people from the dangers of drugs, and I’m proud to support these organizations leading the effort. The pandemic hasn’t shaken our focus on combating the scourge of abuse that tears Kentucky families apart, and we will continue working together to save lives from addiction.” 

 

Earlier this year, Senator McConnell applauded ONDCP’s investment of $1.75 million into Kentucky’s substance abuse prevention efforts. He also announced Seven Counties Services received $4 million from his Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to continue helping those in need toward long-term recovery during the pandemic. 

 

“Seven Counties Services is excited to continue working in the Graymoor-Devondale community of Louisville through the Drug-Free Communities Program,” said Abby Drane, President & CEO, Seven Counties Services / Bellewood & Brooklawn. “Last year, through collaboration with this community and youth groups, we provided critical drug prevention activities to more than 7,000 Graymoor-Devondale residents. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating an unprecedented need for services to youth in many of the communities we serve. We look forward to helping more young people reduce their risk of substance abuse in the upcoming year. Seven Counties Services greatly appreciates Senator McConnell’s commitment and advocacy to the youth in our community. His assistance securing these funds will provide much needed prevention services in the Graymoor-Devondale community.” 

 

“The Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County is excited to have received funding from the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program,” said Liz Burrows, Project Director of the Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County. “With this funding, we can continue to build on the success we’ve seen over the past six years in significantly reducing youth use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in our community. Senator McConnell has been a consistent voice of support for our community since our first application in 2014. We are grateful to Senator McConnell for his continued support of the DFC program, our grant application and our efforts to prevent youth substance use in Oldham County.”  

 

Since becoming Majority Leader in 2015, Senator McConnell has prioritized the fight against the opioid and substance abuse epidemic by increasing federal funding for the response. Under Senator McConnell’s leadership, Kentucky has received more than $275 million. He worked with the University of Kentucky to help secure an $87 million competitive federal grant—the largest in school history—to address the opioid crisis in high-risk communities. He has also helped secure the inclusion of some of Kentucky’s hardest-hit counties in the ONDCP’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program to promote coordination and support for law enforcement in Kentucky. 

 

Senator McConnell consistently draws attention to Kentucky’s prevention, treatment and enforcement efforts with the President’s Cabinet and federal agencies. Multiple Drug Czars have visited Kentucky at his request to see the innovative work being done in the Commonwealth. This year, Senator McConnell visited Volunteers of America Mid-States Freedom House in Clay County to discuss its treatment efforts. Director Carroll also attended at Senator McConnell’s invitation. 

 

In 2018, President Trump signed into law the landmark opioid and substance abuse bill Senator McConnell helped shepherd to enactment. The bill included his CAREER Act – which Congressmen Andy Barr (KY-06) introduced in the House – recognizing the connection among employment, housing, and long-term recovery. The legislation also contained the Senator’s Protecting Moms and Infants Act, which authorized an increase in federal funding to help babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).  

 

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CASEY COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER

**UP DATE from KSP**

 

Detectives from the Kentucky State Police Post 15 are conducting a murder investigation in Casey County Kentucky following a property dispute that occurred on November 4th, 2020 at approximately 5:44 PM four miles east of Liberty on Dry Ridge Rd.

 

During the investigation, it was determined that Randall Atwood, age 58 of Liberty, KY and Elza King, age 33 of Liberty, KY were involved in a verbal altercation over a property dispute. During the altercation Atwood retrieved his firearm and discharged the weapon striking King. King was fatally injured and was pronounced deceased by the Casey County Coroner.

 

Atwood was charged with murder and lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.

 

KSP was assisted at the scene by the Casey County Sheriff’s Department, Liberty Police Department, Casey County EMS, and Casey County Rescue Squad. This incident remains under investigation by Det. Marvin Blakey. 

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A Casey County man is facing murder charges following a shooting late Wednesday.

 

Local and state authorities responded to the call of shots fired in the Dry Ridge area around 5:30pm yesterday. Police radio reported the shooter was being detained and the weapon was secured, however, the victim was 10-7.

 

Trooper Blakely, with Kentucky State Police, arrested 58 year old Randall L. Atwood, of Liberty. He was lodged in the Casey County Jail, charged with murder.

 

No further information was available as of news time. 

 

We'll have more on this story as information is released by authorities.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Joshua A Harrison, 33 of Richmond, IN, arrested by the Pulaski Co SO for reckless driving, DUI, disregarding a traffic light, fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot, wanton endangerment 1st degree, possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, drug paraphernalia, speeding 26 mph over the limit, no registration receipts/plate, no insurance, improper display of registration plate, & fugitive from another state.
  • Lester Turner Jr., 53 of Ferguson, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree.
  • Terry K Watson, 35 of Somerset, was arrested by the Pulaski Co SO for DUI, possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

  • Akili O Simpson, 19, arrested by Danville PD for disregarding stop sign, & trafficking in marijuana.
  • Lodged in the Boyle Co Jail
  • Michael Atkerson, 29 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford PD for 2 counts of trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree-over 2 grams, assault 3rd degree - peace officer, disarming a peace officer, & resisting arrest.
  • Jansen L Penman, 30 of Lancaster, arrested by Lancaster PD for drug paraphernalia, DUI – controlled substance, possession of cocaine, heroin & methamphetamine-1st degree/2nd offense, & possession of synthetic drugs 2nd offense.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co Jail

 

  • Stephanie C Beeler, 39 of Jamestown, arrested for assault 4th degree, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, & terroristic threatening 3rd degree.

Lodged in the Russell Co Jail.

 

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

 

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LOCAL MAN FOUND SAFE IN TENNESSEE

 

The Golden Alert for a Casey County man has been cancelled.

 

Authorities tell us 60 year old Arnold David Lamb, has been found safe in Tennessee.

 

Mr. Lamb, who suffers from dementia, went missing Sunday evening.

 

Lakkin Allen, with Casey County Dispatch, says Mr. Lamb was located this morning and is safe at a hospital in Tennessee.

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Casey County fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.

 

The first item of business was a budget amendment. Casey county judge executive Randy Dial...

 

 

The court approved a check for $980 for 911 Tower frequency and license fees.

 

The magistrates approved a cares act resolution giving Judge Dial authority to seek coronavirus relief funding for the county...

 

 

Under road business the court approved and 80/20 bridge fund resolution.

 

 

The magistrates voted to approve a bid from STAPPS of Russell County for snow plows to go with the four new trucks that have been ordered...

 

 

Judge Dial thanked the Casey County Bank for providing lunch for county and city employees last week as part of a fundraiser for the Casey County honor guard...

 

 

Judge Dial added some comments concerning the last fiscal court meeting and a discussion of updating our county map to coincide with state maps and that was for measuring distances, not concerning the names of county roads...

 

 

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court will be Nov. 16th.

 

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TODAY IS ELECTION DAY!

 

Today is election day. 

 

There is only one polling location in Casey County, that is at the Pork Producer's building at the Central Ky Ag/Expo Center.

 

The poll will close at 6pm, if you are in line at that time, you will be allowed to vote.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Tommy E Hensley, 47 of Oneida, TN, arrested by KSP for failure to wear seat belts, driving on a DUI suspended OL - aggravator, DUI 3rd offense, possession of marijuana, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Daniel L Fair, 35 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co SO for no tail lamps, obstructed windshield, failure to wear seat belts, DUI, & parole violation.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail

 

  • Allen L Reynolds, 37 of Somerset, arrested for possession of a opiates-1st degree, & failure to appear.
  • Todd M Folger, 35 of Waynesburg, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for fleeing/evading police 1st degree – on foot & driving on a suspended/revoked OL.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

  • Dustin T Dragoo, 21 of Danville, arrested by Boyle Co SO for public intoxication – controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, & menacing.
  • Chad A Boyd, 38 of Danville, arrested by Boyle Co SO for strangulation 2nd degree, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree – drug unspecified, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, & failure to appear.
  • Thaddeus G Yulee, 55 of Harrodsburg, arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in heroin, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Kara J Anglin, 29 of Versailles, arrested for tampering with physical evidence, probation violation – felony offense, possession of controlled substance 1st degree – drug unspecified, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Marlaina M Jamison, 41, was arrested by Danville PD for public intoxication  - controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, & possession of controlled substance 1st degree – drug unspecified.
  • Brittany S Haight, 31, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, & trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree/2nd offense - over 2 grams.

Lodged in the Boyle Co Jail

 

  • Dennis Clem, 31 of Stanford, was arrested by Lincoln Co SO for unlawful transaction with a minor 1st offense – ill cont sub, phys inj.
  • David E Allen, 71 of Waynesburg, was arrested by KSP for trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree/2nd offense – over 2 grams.
  • Jennifer L Croll, 36 of Crab Orchard, was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree - over 2 grams.
  • Billy J Spoonamore, 65 of Crab Orchard, was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree - over 2 grams.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co Jail

 

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

 

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MONTICELLO MAN KILLED WHEN THE VEHICLE HE WAS RIDING IN CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF A TRACTOR TRAILER ON THE CUMBERLAND PARKWAY

 

On Saturday, October 31, 2020, Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green responded to a two vehicle injury collision just before 6:30 am.  The collision occurred westbound on the Cumberland Parkway near the 1 mile marker in Barren County.

 

The preliminary investigation indicated that 41 year-old Joseph Phelps of Dunnville, Ky, was operating a 2006 International Tractor Trailer in the right lane of travel on the Cumberland Parkway.  A 2001 Dodge pickup being operated by 35 year-old Luis Segura of Monticello struck the rear of Phelps’ trailer.  A passenger in Segura’s vehicle, 35 year-old William Barnes of Monticello, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroner’s Office. Luis Segura was flown to the Vanderbilt University Hospital and is listed in serious but stable condition.

 

The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper Mike Wathen.  He was assisted on scene by Park City Fire Department, Mammoth Cave Fire Department, Barren County Coroner’s Office, Barren/Metcalfe EMS, Barren County Sheriff’s Department, KSP personnel, and Kentucky Department of Transportation. 

 

No other details are available for release at this time.

 

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FINAL DAY FOR EARLY VOTING BEFORE ELECTION DAY

 

Tomorrow is election day, and that means today is the final day for EARLY voting.

 

Casey County Clerk, Casey Davis...

 

 

The single location for the voting in Casey County is at the Pork Producer's building at the Central Ky Ag-Expo Center, south of Liberty on 127.

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LCDHD: COVID NUMBERS ARE OFF

 

The Lake Cumberland area District Health Department says Covid-19 numbers are off.


Amy Tomlinson, with LCDHD, says, "Due to the recent surge in cases, and due to a medical absence of a key staff member, they are behind entering approximately 350 cases into the state system (roughly 4-5 days). While local numbers ARE CURRENT (as reported in their news briefs, and on their webpages), the numbers reported by the Governor’s Office and posted on the state’s COVID-19 webpage will be significantly off." 


Tomlinson says they have reported this through the State Department for Public Health to the Governor’s Office. 


The LCDHD serves the ten county area of:

  • Casey
  • Pulaski
  • Adair
  • Clinton
  • Cumberland
  • Green
  • McCreary
  • Russell
  • Taylor
  • Wayne

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Raymond Duncan, 18 of Liberty, was arrested for no OL, no registration plates, no insurance, DUI, possession of marijuana, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Dawn E Brown, 57 of Yosemite, was arrested for careless driving & possession of methamphetamine-1st degree.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail

 

  • Justin L Meredith, 33 of Monticello, was arrested for theft by unlawful taking over $500 & promoting contraband 1st degree.
  • Clayton K Sexton, 26 of Monticello, was arrested for burglary 3rd degree & theft by unlawful taking over $500.
  • Molly Rucker, 19 of Eubank, arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree - over 2 grams, tampering with physical evidence, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Alejandro Sanchez, 40 of Monticello, arrested for careless driving, no OL, DUI-2nd offense, & possession of open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
  • Jeremy R Fox, 27 of Winchester, arrested for DUI, wanton endangerment 2nd degree, driving on a DUI suspended OL, no insurance, & rear license not illuminated.
  • Dannie L Beasley, 47 of Bronston, arrested by KSP for DUI, no insurance, no registration plates/receipt, improper display of registration plate, improper equipment, improper windshield, failure to wear seat belts, & probation violation.
  • Jonathan J Gibson, 34 of Monticello, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for reckless driving, no OL, & DUI aggravator.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

  • Nathan R Lindsay, 43 of Danville, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, & criminal trespassing 3rd degree.
  • Jason Taylor, 40 of Danville was arrested for theft by unlawful taking over $500 & burglary 2nd degree.
  • David Tilsley, 32 of Danville, was arrested for fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 within a 6-month period & possession of heroin-1st degree.
  • Zachary M Beeman, 26 of Danville, was arrested for theft by unlawful taking over $500 & tampering with physical evidence.
  • Rodney L Edwards Jr., 46 of Danville, was arrested for 5 counts of burglary 3rd degree, 2 counts of criminal mischief 1st degree, burglary 2nd degree, theft by unlawful taking over $500, & tampering with physical evidence.
  • James B Wilcher, 36 of Crab Orchard, was arrested by Danville PD for possession of controlled substance 1st degree – drug unspecified.
  • Brad C Alcorn, 45 of Danville, arrested by Boyle Co SO for fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot, resisting arrest, assault 3rd degree – police officer, possession of marijuana, & criminal mischief 2nd degree.

Lodged in the Boyle Co Jail

 

  • Carolyn J Foley, 41 of Waynesburg, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, promoting contraband 1st degree, & theft by unlawful taking over $500.

Lodged in the Russell Co Jail

 

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

 

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