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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2021-01

RUSSELL COUNTY DRUG BUST

 

A Russell County man is facing drug charges after authorities executed a warrant at a residence in the Fonthill Community.

 

Sheriff Derek Polston reports that his department assisted members of the Ky State Police on a 'Drug Trafficking' Search Warrant, 5 miles East of Russell Springs on C. Westin Road. 

 

Following the search, 50 year old Bobby Beard was charged with trafficking Methamphetamine-1st degree-2nd or greater offense, and possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

 

Sheriff Polston says his department had conducted previous drug search warrants at the same address where Beard was arrested on drug charges. 

 

Ky State Police trooper Billy Begley is heading the Investigation. 

 

Russell County Citizens are reminded, if you suspect illegal drug activity, call the anonymous tipline at 270-343-8116.

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • Carson Doyle, 28 of Lexington, arrested by Adair Co SO, serving bench warrant, speeding 20 mph over the limit, trafficking marijuana, trafficking LSD, trafficking controlled substance 2nd/3rd degree-unspecified, prescription-controlled substance not in proper container, reckless driving, following another vehicle too closely, drug  paraphernalia, & trafficking opiates.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Jeffery G Reynolds, 38 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for possession of firearm by convicted felon, wanton endangerment 1st degree, & falsely reporting an incident.
  • Brandon C Schmiers, 36 of Eubank, arrested by Somerset PD for rear license not illuminated, license to be in possession, improper signal, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, criminal littering, no registration receipt, identity theft, DUI terroristic threatening 3rd degree, contempt of court, failure to appear, possession of controlled substance 1st degree-unspecified & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Melissa L Sims, 40, arrested by Danville PD for DUI, resisting arrest, possession of open alcohol container in motor vehicle, disorderly conduct 1st degree, assault 3rd degree – EMS, Fire, Rescue Squad, menacing, no OL, & obstructing a highway.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Jerome K Phillips, 44 of Danville, arrested by Garrard Co PD for disorderly conduct 2nd degree, resisting arrest, terroristic threatening 3rd degree, escape 3rd degree, assault 3rd degree – police officer, resisting arrest, & criminal mischief 3rd degree.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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CASEY COUNTY SCHOOLS NTI DAY #3 FOR FRIDAY 1/29/2021

Casey County Schools Superintendent Marion Sowders stated that Casey County Schools will operate as NTI Weather Day #3 for today Friday January 29th.

 

Students will continue their learning virtually through Google Meet with their teachers.

 

Please see the Casey County Schools District Facebook page, district website, or below for the assigned times.

 

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BEREA MAN CHARGED WITH SHOPLIFTING IN DANVILLE

 

A Madison County man arrested for shoplifting in Danville.

 

On Wednesday, Captain Casey McCoy with Boyle County Sheriff's Office was near Walmart when loss prevention reported a shoplifter fleeing from the store. McCoy spotted the suspect vehicle turning onto the bypass towards Stanford. A traffic stop was conducted and the suspect was identified as Anthony L. Clemmons of Berea. 

 

During the investigation, stolen items were found from Walmart and Hobby Lobby. Drug paraphernalia and suspected heroin was also found inside the vehicle. 

 

It was confirmed Clemmons had been trespassed from Walmart due to previous thefts. 

 

He's charged with:

  • Driving on suspended license
  • Burglary 3rd Degree
  • Theft by unlawful taking U/$500 (2 counts)
  • Possession of heroin
  • Drug Paraphernalia

Clemmons was lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Brittany C Riddell, 26 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for inadequate silencer, possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, DUI, & failure to appear.
  • Stephanie D Luttrell, 48 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Grider with Casey Co SO for failure to appear, probation violation, possession of methamphetamine-3rd offense, illegal possession of a legend drug, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, & no insurance.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Charles C Burkhart Jr, 44 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for burglary 2nd degree, theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, persistent felony offender, & contempt of court.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Matthew L Shannon, 27, was arrested for bail jumping 1st degree, possession of methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams, & theft by unlawful taking over $500.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Rickey E Byrd Jr., 35 of Danville, arrested by KSP for public intoxication – controlled substance & trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

  • Kyle L Wallace, 27, was arrested for failure to wear seat belts, fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle & on foot, wanton endangerment 2nd degree – police officer, improper passing, reckless driving, trafficking methamphetamine-2nd offense-over 2 grams, trafficking marijuana, & possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree-unspecified.

Lodged in the Marion Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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$ STORE FIGHT: 2 ARRESTED

 

Boyle County Sheriff's Office responded to an altercation Monday night around 7pm at the Dollar Store in Junction City. 

 

During the investigation it was found the suspects had left the scene before law enforcement could arrive. The investigation continued on Tuesday and the suspects were located. 

 

With the evidence provided and interviews of both suspects, John R Asbury and Jonathan R Asbury both of Junction City were arrested. They were transported to Boyle County Jail on charges of Assault 2nd Degree, Strangulation, and Terroristic Threatening.   

 

The investigation is ongoing, if you witnessed or observed this incident please contact Captain Casey McCoy or K9 Deputy TJ Wren at the Boyle County Sheriff's Office.

 

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CASEY COUNTY SCHOOL CLOSED TODAY

 

No school today in Casey County. 

 

Superintendent Marion Sowders...

 

 

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • James T Luttrell, 27 of Liberty, was arrested by KSP for drug paraphernalia & wanton endangerment 2nd degree.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Stephen T Miller, 38 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, & fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot & resisting arrest.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Jeffrey L Johnson, 56, arrested by Boyle Co SO for theft by unlawful taking over $500, criminal mischief 1st degree, criminal trespassing 2nd degree, tampering with physical evidence, & possession of burglary tools.
  • John R Asbury, 49, arrested by Boyle Co SO for assault 2nd degree, strangulation 2nd degree, & terroristic threatening 3rd degree.
  • Jonathan R Asbury II, 24 arrested by Boyle Co SO for assault 2nd degree, strangulation 2nd degree, & terroristic threatening 3rd degree.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Derick K Shirley, 30 of Waynesburg, arrested by KSP for assault 4th degree (domestic violence), drug paraphernalia, wanton endangerment 2nd degree, & endangering the welfare of a minor.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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SOMERSET MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES MONDAY

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports that on January 25, 2021, Lieutenant Daryl Kegley with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Narcotic's Division arrested Bobby Joe Inman, II, age 30, of Loveless Lane in Somerset, KY, following a weeklong drug investigation that ended with the service of a search warrant at the Loveless Lane residence.

Lieutenant Kegley, assisted by Deputy Trent Massey, Sergeant Cody Cundiff, and the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force, served a search warrant at Loveless Lane, where they located Mr. Inman, illegal drugs, and items usually associated with the sale of drugs. The drugs and contraband were seized and will be retained as evidence. Seized was approximately 2 grams of suspected Heroin. Another bag containing approximately 23 grams of a brown powder substance was seized, but it is unknown at this time what drug, if any, that it is and will be submitted with the other drugs seized to the Crime Lab for identification.

Bobby Joe Inman, II was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 2nd or Greater Offense – (less than 2 grams of Heroin)

Bobby Joe Inman, II was transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center, where he remains lodged as of this press release.

The case remains under investigation by Lieutenant Daryl Kegley and members of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Greg Speck asked if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can remain anonymous. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at http://www.pulaskisheriff.com.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Bobby J Inman II, 30 of Somerset, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for trafficking in Heroin-1st degree/2nd or greater offense – over 2 grams.
  • Jennifer L Fulkerson, 36 of Lexington, was arrested by Somerset PD for trafficking in Heroin-2nd or greater offense, & tampering with physical evidence.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

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

 

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SOMERSET CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

The Somerset City Council met in regular session Monday.


Jeff Henderson was there...

 

 

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LIBERTY MAN GRADUATES WITH ICONIC 100TH KSP CLASS

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2021) — Today, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Training Academy, along with the Governor’s Office and the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, presented graduation diploma’s to forty-five new troopers. These cadets have special significance as they represent the one-hundredth training class since the inception of the agency in 1948. 

 

KSP acting Commissioner Phillip Burnett Jr. said Cadet Class 100 should be proud of their accomplishments today but know that their actual journey begins in the morning. “Tomorrow will start the true ‘first day’ of their careers as Kentucky State Troopers. I challenge each of these new troopers to take that journey with humility, compassion, and a thirst to be better every day than they were the day before,” said Burnett.

 

The troopers earned their badges after completing twenty-four weeks of intense training while following ‘Healthy at Work’ guidelines, unlike any other cadet class in history have undergone. The training included more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study in subjects such as constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed vehicle pursuit, criminal investigation, computer literacy, hostage negotiations, evidence collection, radio procedures, search and seizure, crash investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, land navigation, electronic crimes, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials.

 

Cadet Class 100 was welcomed to their graduation by Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Mary Noble. “I have a feeling of special honor today to address the troopers behind us for their extraordinary accomplishments,” said Noble. “We started with eighty-two cadets and we ended up with forty-five troopers here today. It is truly a calling to become a Kentucky State Trooper.”

Executive Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown defined what sets the Kentucky State Police apart from others. “It’s a mystique that’s been built on ninety-nine other cadet classes of other men and women who have went out and served the commonwealth and I challenge you to carry on that mystique.”

 

KSP Academy Commander Shawn Darby noted that the Class 100 graduation fell on the anniversary date of the line of duty death for Trooper Anson ‘Blake’ Tribby who perished in 2013. “I’m proud to say that paying tribute to Trooper Tribby was the last detail for these cadets this morning,” said Darby. “As a team, the cadets performed an intense physical workout in honor of Tribby and then read his end of watch narrative.”

 

Several members of the graduating class earned special recognition's during the ceremony. The honor of Valedictorian was awarded to Trooper Robert Moster III and the Salutatorian was awarded to Trooper Chase Gilbert.

 

Trooper Tyler Bloodworth received the ‘Ernie Bivens Award’. This honor is presented to a cadet in each class who, in the opinion of the KSP Academy and fellow cadets, shows distinction as a leader, strives for academic excellence and has excelled in all phases of the academy’s physical and vocational training.

 

Seventeen cadets earned their Associate’s Degrees in General Occupational and Technical Studies from the Bluegrass Community and Technical College during their 24-weeks at the training academy. These cadets benefited from new hiring guidelines established by state legislature in 2017. Through this revision, anyone who possesses a high school diploma or GED, and has three years of full-time work experience can apply for employment as a KSP Trooper and earn an associate’s degree during the training process.

 

Cadet Class 100 graduates who earned an associate’s degree are:

Benjamin Allen, Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Joshua Diles, Phelps, Ky.
Nicholas Engler, Eddyville, Ky.
Kayla Gauze, Belfry, Ky.
Douglas Holt, London, Ky.
Hayden Kilbourne, London, Ky.
Trey Lovins, London, Ky.
Austin Mattingly, Bloomfield, Ky.
Colt McGuire, Campbellsburg, Ky.
Blaine Miller, Mt. Washington, Ky.
Kyle Nichols, Elizabethtown, Ky.
Adam Pierce, Elkhorn City, Ky.
Brandon Poole, Burkesville, Ky.
Matthew Purvis, Flemingsburg, Ky.
Thomas Sanders Jr., Richmond, Ky.
Jerry Sparks II, Grayson, Ky.
Justin Vanhook, London, Ky.

 

Cadet Class 100 graduates and their assigned posts are:

 

POST 1, MAYFIELD             
Tyler Bloodworth, Calvert City, Ky.
Nicholas Engler, Eddyville, Ky.
Marvin Morris, Morehead, Ky.

 

POST 2, NORTONVILLE
Kirby Broadbent, Roseville, Ca.
Ean Weber, Central City, Ky.

 

POST 4, ELIZABETHTOWN
Isaac Atwell, Glasgow, Ky.
Jesse Harp, Elizabethtown, Ky.
Blaine Miller, Mt. Washington, Ky.
Robert Moster III, Louisville, Ky.
Joseph Pineiroa, Bardstown, Ky.

 

POST 5, CAMPBELLSBURG
Tyler Davis, Barbourville, Ky.
Sean Felicicchia, Richmond, Ky.
Chase Gilbert, McKee, Ky.
Hayden Kilbourne, London, Ky.
Colt McGuire, Campbellsburg, Ky.
Kyle Nichols, Elizabethtown, Ky.
Jordan Votaw, La Grange, Ky.

 

POST 6, DRY RIDGE
Justin Corlis, Mount Olivet, Ky.
Douglas Holt, London, Ky.
Trey Lovins, London, Ky.
Joseph Mallory, London, Ky.
Matthew Purvis, Flemingsburg, Ky.
Justin Vanhook, London, Ky.

 

POST 8, MOREHEAD
Benjamin Allen, Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Alex Bryant, Jackson, Ky.
Patrick Carlisle, Morehead, Ky.
Austin Miller, Jackson, Ky.

 

POST 9, PIKEVILLE
James Cress, Slemp, Ky.
Joshua Diles, Phelps, Ky.
Dalton Kidd, Grethel, Ky.
Adam Pierce, Elkhorn City, Ky.
Christopher Tyree, Whitesburg, Ky.
Braxton Whitmore, Hazard, Ky.

 

POST 10, HARLAN
Brandon Pierson, Cumberland, Ky.

 

POST 12, FRANKFORT
Thomas Sanders Jr., Richmond, Ky.
Jared Zerhusen, Burlington, Ky.

 

POST 14, ASHLAND
Kayla Gauze, Belfry, Ky.
Wesley Music, Paintsville, Ky.
Jerry Sparks II, Grayson, Ky.
Skyler Taylor, Hazard, Ky.

 

POST 15, COLUMBIA
Austin Mattingly, Bloomfield, Ky.
Brandon Poole, Burkesville, Ky.
Jacob Smith, Liberty, Ky.

 

POST 16, HENDERSON      
Clayton Jones, Dixon, Ky.
Jay Newcom, Owensboro, Ky.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Mallory M Perry, 29 of Covington, was arrested by KSP for identity theft & possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine.
  • Michelle L Dreyer, 36 of Wilder, was arrested by KSP for criminal possession of a forged instrument 2nd degree, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine & heroin.
  • Jennifer Fryman, 36 of Independence, was arrested by KSP for tampering with physical evidence & promoting contraband 1st degree.
  • Ashley N Hicks, 27 of Covington, was arrested by KSP for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – drug unspecified & bail jumping 1st degree.
  • Jesus R Jimenez, 44 of Liberty, was arrested by KSP for leaving the scene of an accident – failure to render aid/assistance & DUI.
  • William R Mondie, 24 of Russell Springs, was arrested by Russell Co SO for receiving stolen property under $500, possession of controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, & criminal mischief 3rd degree.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Gary J Hudson Jr., 38 of Nancy, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for DUI, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, possession of marijuana, possession of open alcohol container in motor vehicle, drug paraphernalia, promoting contraband 1st degree, & tampering with physical evidence.
  • Steven W Reynoso, 35 of Somerset, was arrested by Somerset PD for 6 counts of failure to appear & trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/2nd or greater offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams.
  • James S Morris, 59 of Science Hill, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for DUI & possession of marijuana.
  • Daniel J Patton, 34 of Bronston, was arrested by KSP for reckless driving, failure to produce insurance card, no registration receipt, failure to wear seat belts, improper signal, disregarding traffic light, & DUI.
  • Richard D Walls, 39 of Somerset, was arrested by Somerset PD for operating on a suspended/revoked OL, rear license not illuminated, no insurance, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, & possession of marijuana.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

  • Allen D Moore Jr., 19, was arrested by KSP for speeding 26 mph or more over the limit, DUI, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Eric D Jarboe, 52, was arrested by Perryville PD for DUI, driving on a DUI suspended OL 2nd offense, failure to produce insurance card, resisting arrest, escape 3rd degree, reckless driving, fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle, wanton endangerment 1st degree – police officer, assault 3rd degree – police officer, speeding 25 mph or more over the limit, & possession of open alcohol container in motor vehicle.
  • Chelsea M Boures, 26, was arrested by Danville PD for assault 2nd degree, criminal trespassing 1st degree, criminal mischief 2nd degree, & DUI.
  • Jeremiah W Carrier, 39, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for operating on suspended/revoked OL, drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, & improper signal.
  • Justin A Kidd, 34, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st offense – heroin, 2 counts trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, trafficking in synthetic drugs 2nd or subsequent offense, possession of marijuana, endangering the welfare of a minor, drug paraphernalia, & possession of firearm by convicted felon.
  • Demetree R Masterson, 30, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, trafficking in synthetic drugs 2nd or subsequent offense, possession of marijuana, endangering the welfare of a minor, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Freddie Manning, 33, was arrested by Garrard Co PD for contempt of court, assault 4th degree, & strangulation 1st degree.
  • Betty Hartness, 39 of McKinney, was arrested by Garrard Co PD for identity theft, 3 counts burglary 2nd degree, burglary 3rd degree, engaging in organized crime, endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, 2 counts conspiracy to trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree/2nd or greater offense, tampering with physical evidence, & theft by unlawful taking under $500.
  • Billy Bunch, 42 of Waynesburg, was arrested by Lincoln Co SO for trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia, & possession of marijuana.
  • Chasity A Shirley, 32 of Waynesburg, was arrested for public intoxication – controlled substance, abandonment of a minor, endangering the welfare of a minor, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, menacing, assault 3rd degree – police officer, & assault 3rd degree – EMS, Fire, Rescue Squad.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

  • Paige M Robbins, 30 of Middleburg, was arrested by Russell Co SO for contempt of court, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance 2nd degree – drug unspecified, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, public intoxication – controlled substance, & wanton endangerment 1st degree.
  • Eric D Elmore, 33 of Williamstown, was arrested by Russell Co SO for failure to appear, trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia, & wanton endangerment 1st degree.
  • Brent Grimsley, 39 of Dunnville, was arrested by KSP for serving parole violation warrant, no insurance, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, license to be in possession, failure to notify DOT of address change, wanton endangerment 1st degree & DUI aggravator.
  • Kevin A Russell, 43 of Jamestown, was arrested by KSP for leaving the scene of an accident-failure to render aid/assistance, DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance 3rd degree – drug unspecified, & wanton endangerment 1st degree.
  • Christopher A Dickson, 22 of Columbia, was arrested by KSP for no registration plates/receipt, operating on a suspended/revoked OL, DUI, & failure to produce insurance card.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

  • Melinda G. Spaulding, was arrested for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – drug unspecified, trafficking in marijuana 1st offense, trafficking in a legend drug 1st offense, drug paraphernalia, & prescription-controlled substance not in proper container 1st offense.
  • Derrik Z Dowdy, was arrested for no registration plates, no insurance, operating on suspended/revoked OL, drug paraphernalia, trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – drug unspecified & methamphetamine over 2 grams, trafficking in a controlled substance 2nd degree/1st offense – drug unspecified, possession of a handgun by convicted felon, & receiving stolen property – firearm.
  • David L Harris, arrested for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine.
  • Curtis L Cunningham, 23, was arrested for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st & 3rd degree/1st offense – drug unspecified, trafficking in marijuana & legend drugs 1st offense, drug paraphernalia, & prescription-controlled substance not in proper container.

Lodged in the Marion Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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WAYNESBURG MAN ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING AT GARAGE

 

A Waynesburg man is in custody following a shooting Sunday that sent another man to the hospital.

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office received a call just after 12am Sunday from the Casey County Hospital of a male subject coming to the ER with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Deputy Brown made contact with the victim, Zackary Montgomery, who stated that 18 year old Antonio R. Mina had shot him during an argument at a residence on South Fishing Creek Rd.

 

A witness, Mr. William Gilpin, brought Montgomery to the hospital. He told investigators that Mina was still at the residence where the assault occurred. Officers went to the garage where Mr. Ras Cornett stated he didn't see the shooting, but heard the men arguing and the gun shot. Mina was found hiding behind a pickup truck in the garage. He told Deputy Brown that he was looking for a tool and woke Mr. Montgomery, who had fallen asleep in a chair. Mina claims this angered Montgomery, who came at him aggresively. Mina said his hand was already in his pocket to keep warm, which was also where his gun was located, and it discharged, striking Montgomery. 

 

Mina would not advise for sure what he had done with the firearm.

 

A Taurus 9mm was seized from Mr. Cornett to determine if it was used in the shooting.

 

Mina was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of Assault-1st Degree.

 

KSP Trooper Zach Scott, and LPD Officer Terry Zimmerman assisted.

 

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EXTENDED BOIL WATER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR TAYLOR & PARTS OF CASEY COUNTIES

***Locally in Casey County areas affected include Dry Creek, Bull Run, Sulphur Run, & Dug Hill.***

 

All Campbellsville water customers (All city/county customers)

 

Please be advised that a BOIL WATER ADVISORY has been issued for the areas above as of January 22, 2021 until further notice.

 

Due to the clear well line at the Water Treatment Plant having a leak and persistent with the Kentucky Division of Water Regulation 401 KAR 8:020 A break or rupture occurs that requires more than eight (8) hours to repair, with the eight (8) hours beginning when the water system becomes aware of the break. We are required by the Division of Water to issue a Boil Water Advisory to all Campbellsville Customers and Purchasers.

 

We are issuing this Boil Water Advisory only as a precautionary measure. While bacteriological contamination of the water has not been confirmed, the possibility of such contamination exists. This advisory is issued as a precautionary measure to protect the health and welfare of consumers in our Water System.

 

We have and are continuing to Microbiological Monitor weekly as well as check daily Chlorine residuals to ensure all safety and health is being met for our consumers. We will update customers if any change in water quality occurs.

Boil Water Advisory Procedures:

 

 

1.    Boil any water used for human consumption

2.    Boil water for short-term use only

3.    Bring water to a rolling boil for three minutes.

 

This will be an extended boil water advisory until further notice.

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Melissa A Wilard, 42 of Independence, was arrested by KSP for possession of methamphetamine.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Danny L New Sr., 56 of Burnside, arrested by KSP for speeding 13 mph over the limit, failure to wear seat belts, DUI, no insurance card, no registration receipt, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, & menacing.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Trevor J Allen, 18, was arrested by KSP for failure to wear seat belts, failure to notify DOT of address change, no insurance card, & DUI.
  • Corey V Hacker, 28, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for drug paraphernalia, obstructed windshield, improper signal, possession of methamphetamine, & marijuana.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Johnny Adkins, 40 of Stanford, arrested by Lincoln Co SO for burglary 1st degree, fleeing/evading police 1st degree-on foot, resisting arrest, & carrying a concealed weapon.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

  • Austin B Bartley, 21, was arrested for assault 4th degree, trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams, trafficking in marijuana, & wanton endangerment 1st degree.

Lodged in the Marion Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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PULASKI COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 17 YEARS FOR METH TRAFFICKING

 

A Somerset, Ky., man, Jimmy Siegfried Grider, 56, was sentenced to 206 months in federal prison on Tuesday, before U.S. District Court Judge Claria Horn Boom, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.         

  

According to his plea agreement, between January 2015 and September 2018, Grider admitted to conspiring with others to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and on March 28, 2018, law enforcement seized 187 grams of methamphetamine from his residence.  Grider admitted to developing an arrangement with a methamphetamine dealer, through whom he regularly obtained large quantities of methamphetamine, and then sold the methamphetamine in the Pulaski County area.                       

 

Grider was previously convicted for manufacturing methamphetamine in Pulaski Circuit Court in March 2005. Grider pleaded guilty to the federal charge in July 2020.

 

Under federal law, Grider must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 10 years, following his release.

 

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and J. Todd Scott, Special Agent in Charge, DEA, Louisville Field Division; Chief William Hunt, Somerset Police Department; Chief Wayne Bird, Williamsburg Police Department; and Sheriff Greg Speck, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, jointly announced the sentence.

 

The investigation was conducted by the DEA, Somerset Police Department, Williamsburg Police Department, and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.  The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Trimble.

 

The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice.  Learn more about the history of our agency at www.Justice.gov/Celebrating150Years.

 

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JUNCTION CITY DRUG ARRESTS

 

Two Junction City residents arrested on drug charges Thursday.

 

Boyle County Sheriff's Department K9 Deputy Tanner Abbott conducted a narcotics investigation on Shelby Street in Junction City. That led to a search warrant for the residence which resulted in two arrests and the seizure of illegal narcotics.

 

Deputies seized: 
Methamphetamine, Heroin , Steroids, Marijuana, Xanax, Suboxone, Handgun, Drug paraphernalia and US currency. 

 

Arrested:

  • Nicholas Duncan (33 years old), Junction City, KY
  • Jima Thomas (39 years old), Junction City, KY

 

Charges:
Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Steroids, Possession 2nd Degree, Possession 3rd Degree, Drug Paraphernalia , Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon.

 

Duncan and Thomas was lodged in the Boyle County Jail. 

 

Assisting deputies:

  • Deputy Hopper
  • Deputy Jewell
  • Deputy Simpson
  • Deputy Shepard
  • Deputy Brown

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LINCOLN COUNTY TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARRESTS

 

A traffic stop in Lincoln County lands two people facing charges.

 

Around 8:30pm Monday, K9 Deputy Michael Mullins and Deputy Dustin Phillips with Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office, conducted a traffic stop on Goshen Rd. K9 Luma was deployed around the vehicle and alerted to the presence of narcotics. During a search, approx 9 grams of suspected methamphetamine, baggies, scales and cash were recovered. 

 

The driver, 21 year old Amber Cooper, of Stanford, was arrested and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, License Plate Not Legible, No Insurance, & Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument.

 

A male passenger was arrested on unrelated warrants. 

 

Assisting were Deputies Harness, & Taylor, and Constable Eddie Brown.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Ginny L Godbey, 54 of Yosemite, was arrested by Casey Co Sheriff Chad Weddle for operating on a suspended/revoked OL, no insurance, possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree – drug unspecified, & burglary 3rd degree.
  • Brittany L Klump, 33 of Elsmore, was arrested by KSP for tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – drug unspecified, & 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine.
  • Victoria J Jones, 35 of Cincinnati, was arrested by KSP for possession of controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine & drug unspecified.
  • Kimberly L Browning, 40 of Erlanger, was arrested by KSP for 2 counts possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – drug unspecified.
  • Jennifer Brewer, 50 of Latonia, was arrested by KSP for 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine.
  • Jennifer R Mitchem, 40 of Covington, was arrested by KSP for unlawful distribution of a meth precursor 1st offense & possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – drug unspecified.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Jessica G. Willis, 33 of Burnside, was arrested by Somerset PD for public intoxication – controlled substance, promoting contraband 1st degree, & possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – heroin.
  • Ronald T Gleason, 32 of Burnside, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for no registration plates, obstructed windshield, & possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
  • Riley L Rowland, 34 of Somerset, was arrested by KSP for no registration plates/receipt, failure to produce insurance card, no insurance, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, operating on a suspended/revoked OL, DUI, & possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine.
  • Roy L Simpson, 47 of Nancy, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – drug unspecified & 2 counts of failure to appear.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

  • Franklin D Anness, 48, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for improper signal, fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle, reckless driving, wanton endangerment 1st degree – police officer, wanton endangerment 1st degree, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot, unlawful imprisonment 1st degree, drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance1st degree/1st offense – drug unspecified, nonpayment of fines, & 3 counts of contempt of court.
  • Tiffany N Crawley, 31 was arrested by Danville PD for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine & operating on a suspended/revoked OL.
  • Austin B Crowe, 27 was arrested by Harrodsburg PD for improper signal, operating on a suspended/revoked OL, improper display of registration plates, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Juan C Campos, 46 was arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – cocaine over 4 grams, drug paraphernalia, no OL, & rear license not illuminated.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Berry Trampus, 45 of Stanford, was arrested by Lincoln Co SO for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, & nonpayment of court costs/fees/fines.
  • Amber Cooper, 21 of Stanford, was arrested by Lincoln Co SO for license plate not legible, failure to produce insurance card, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia, & criminal possession of a forged instrument 1st degree.
  • Fadale Zamora, 29 of Lancaster, was arrested by Lancaster PD for strangulation 1st degree, wanton endangerment 1st degree, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, burglary 1st degree, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – heroin, possession of marijuana, violation of a KY EPO/DVO, drug paraphernalia, & probation violation.
  • John T Nicholson, 23 of Nicholasville, was arrested by Garrard CO PD for operating on a suspended/revoked OL, no registration receipt, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – drug unspecified, improper turning, no insurance, failure to produce insurance card, no tail lamps, reckless driving, & fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

  • Andrew S Rhodes, 34 of Russell Springs, was arrested by Russell Springs PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, possession of marijuana, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Tiffany A Johnson, 31 of Russell Springs, was arrested by Russell Springs PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, possession of marijuana, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Kathy Sutton, 56 of Russell Springs, was arrested by Russell Springs PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, possession of marijuana, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Philip Sutton, 48 of Jamestown, was arrested by Russell Springs PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, possession of marijuana, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

  • Charles D Fix, 39, was arrested for no registration plates, no insurance, operating on suspended/revoked OL, & failure to register transfer of motor vehicle.

Lodged in the Marion Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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DUMB CRIMINAL OF THE DAY: AZ MAN TRIES TO DRAG ATM FROM LOCAL STORE

 

An Arizona man was arrested on Burglary charges early Tuesday after authorities say he used his truck to try & pull an ATM machine from a local store.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle says an alarm company notified Casey Dispatch shortly before 3am, about an alarm at Crockett Trail General Store, seven miles West of Liberty on KY 70. The key holder stated he could see a truck in front of the store and a male subject walking around. 

 

Deputy Pierce with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office, and Officer Christian with Liberty Police Department responded to the scene. Officer Christian saw the truck leaving the store and attempted to stop it, however the driver fled toward Liberty, crashing at the bottom of Bell Hill.

 

The driver was identified as 37 year old Brandon Ferrell, of Mt. View, Arizona.

 

Security video shows Ferrell with a chain hooked to his truck, pulled the front door off the frame, then attempted to do the same with the ATM machine. Damages are estimated at over $2,000.

 

Ferrell was issued a citation due to injuries sustained in the wreck.

 

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4 FACING DRUG CHARGES IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 

On Friday, January 15, 2021, Officer Hayden Phillips was at a residence on Luda St. in reference to an anonymous drug complaint. Consent to search the residence was granted.

 

Officers located suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a stolen firearm.

 

Ronald Sharp, age 43 of Russell Springs, was charged with Trafficking in Con Sub 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.

 

Harley Russell, age 25 of Monticello, was charged with Trafficking in Con Sub 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine), and Drug Paraphernalia.

 

David Smith, age 50 of Russell Springs, was charged with Trafficking in Con Sub 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine), and Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Felisha Mann, age 32 of Russell Springs, was charged with Trafficking in Con Sub 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine) and Drug Paraphernalia.

 

All subjects were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

Officer Hayden Phillips was assisted on scene by Russell County Sheriff’s Deputy Corey Meyer, Deputy Ronnie Golden, and Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Begley.

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Casey County fiscal Court made in regular session Monday.

 

On approval of minutes from the last meeting Judge Executive Randy Dial asked that a statement be added from the last meeting from County Attorney Tommy Weddle  concerning COVID-19 liability...

 

 

The motion was made & approved.

 

Under the Treasurer's report, Judge Dial made a notation concerning the Jail budget...

 

 

Under General Business, there was a 2nd Reading & Adoption of a budget amendment...

 

 

The motion was made & approved.

 

Also under general business the court received six bids on a replacement of the chiller system at the Judicial Center. The lowest bid was from Comfort Systems USA at $165,000. The court voted to accept that bid.

 

Under Road Business, Judge Dial says the trucks that were ordered by the county for the road department are now in Louisville and should be delivered within the next week or so.

 

Under Jail Business, the Casey County Jail has taken in six new state inmates. Judge Dial says he will meet with medical providers in hopes of reducing those costs to the jail.

 

Under miscellaneous business, The judge asked the magistrates for a six-month extension on the policy concerning county employees receiving Covid pay...

 

 

The magistrates agreed and voted unanimously to extend the policy.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle give his department's monthly activity report for the month of December... 

 

 

Sheriff Weddle also gave the his department yearly activity report for 2020...

 

 

Also at last nights meeting the magistrates voted to reopen Gateway Park. Hopefully spring sports will be able to resume normal activities. The community center could also re-open soon, that was left up to the Judge's discretion.

 

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court will be Mon., Feb. 1st.

 

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DANVILLE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

 

A Danville, Ky., man, Lenoard Riley, 45, pleaded guilty on Friday, before Chief U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves, to transporting child pornography using the Internet.   

 

According to Riley’s plea agreement, he admitted that on July 30, 2017, he was in possession of 23 images and two videos of child pornography on his smart phone.  These images depicted children under 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  Riley further admitted that he knew the images he received, possessed, and transported through his computer involved minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.                       

 

Riley was indicted in March 2020.

 

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Steven L. Igyarto, Resident Agent in Charge, Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Security Investigations; and Lt. Colonel Phillip Burnett, Acting Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, announced the guilty plea.

 

The investigation was conducted by DHS-HIS and KSP-Electronic Crime Branch. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Marye.  

 

Riley is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, April 23, 2021. He faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years in prison. However, any sentence will be imposed by the Court, after its consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal sentencing statutes. 

 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.  Led by U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

 

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CASEY COUNTY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BEING FOUND HIDING IN A FARM HOUSE

 

A Casey County woman was arrested early Monday morning after being found hiding in a farm house.

 

Casey Co. Sheriff Chad Weddle reports around 3am, receiving a call from land owner, Kenny Clements, stating someone was in his farm house at 5612 Dry Ridge Road, about six miles east of Liberty. Upon arrival, officers found 54 year old Ginny Lynn Godbey, of Yosemite, hiding inside the house. Her vehicle was found hiden behind the house. No one else was in the house at the time, however, Deputies found foot prints in the snow, leading into the woods.

 

The house has been broken into in the past few weeks & numerous items taken.

 

Godbey was searched as she was taken into custody. A white pill, possibly Zanax, was found in her right front pocket.

 

She was charged with Burglary-3rd Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree-Drug Unspecified, No Insurance, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked OL.

 

Liberty Police Officer Christian assisted.

 

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KYTC OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENTS

 

For more than 70 years, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has paved the way for Kentucky’s youth to pursue rewarding careers in engineering by offering two scholarship programs that help pay for tuition and guarantee a job.

 

KYTC will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year to prospective and current college students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2021.

 

“Our scholarship program has a track record of producing future transportation leaders, like our Deputy Secretary, Mike Hancock, and our State Highway Engineer, James Ballinger,” said KYTC Secretary Jim Gray. “Investing in engineering education and providing hands-on work experience for Kentucky students benefits the entire commonwealth. It helps guarantee a talented workforce to keep transportation moving forward.”    

 

The Civil Engineering Scholarship is for students focusing on a four-year engineering degree who attend the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University or Kentucky State University. It is awarded to 10-20 new students and can be worth up to $51,000 (ranging from $6,200 to $6,600 per semester).

 

The Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship was established in 2009 and partners with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Each scholarship student will receive $3,000 per semester to complete an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology from either of the KCTCS campuses in Lexington or Prestonsburg. The Cabinet will award up to 10 scholarships to students to attend either campus.

 

Both of these scholarships provide employment during the summer and job placement at KYTC after graduation. Scholarship recipients agree to work for KYTC for a year for every year they received the scholarship. Former scholarship recipients have held top management positions at KYTC including multiple state highway engineers, chief district engineers and branch managers.

Deputy Secretary Hancock was a sophomore at the former Hopkinsville Community College when he applied for his scholarship. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1978.

 

“The Transportation Engineering Scholarship program is second to none,” Deputy Secretary Hancock said. “The scholarship program is one that caters to anyone and everyone. Once you’re in, and you begin to learn and you begin to grow in this system, the sky’s the limit. And I’m a classic example of that.”

 

A current scholarship student, Deyshon Ward, began as a math major at Kentucky State University. He now is a senior civil engineering major at the University of Kentucky. Ward has worked the last four summers in construction and maintenance in KYTC’s Lexington highway district. “It’s allowed me to see projects from start to finish,” he said.

 

“What excites me most about the program is that, after I graduate, I’ll be able to immediately work with the Transportation Cabinet, putting to use the skills I’ve worked hard to attain, with a degree, and to be able to see it pay off,” he said.

 

Ramona Brock, executive staff advisor and manager of the scholarship program, said, “The scholarships are just the beginning of a fulfilling career for many of the students who participate. Recipients have done well in their careers with KYTC. Some of them have attained the highest positions within the Cabinet, such as Cabinet Secretary, Deputy Secretary and State Highway Engineer.”

 

The application deadline for both scholarship programs is Feb. 1, and recipients will be notified in April.

 

For more information about these scholarships and other educational opportunities, please visit https://transportation.ky.gov/Education/ or call (502) 564-3730.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • David A Wethington, 26 of Liberty, was arrested by Deputy Brown with the Casey Co SO for assault 4th degree, menacing, resisting arrest, & parole violation.
  • Jacob Elmore, 23 of Liberty, was arrested by Officer Christian with the Liberty PD for assault 3rd & 4th degree, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, & wanton endangerment 1st degree.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Merenda E Ashburn, 30 of Eubank, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for operating on a suspended/revoked OL, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Timothy W Davis, 44 of Whitley City, was arrested by KSP for DUI, driving on a DUI suspended OL, no registration plates/receipt, improper display of registration plates, no insurance, failure to produce insurance card, license to be in possession, & failure to register transfer of motor vehicle.
  • Anthony B Mays, 47, was arrested for tampering with physical evidence & possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – drug unspecified.
  • Vyctoria M Poland, 29, was arrested for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/2nd offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams & drug paraphernalia.
  • Timothy N Jent, 48 of Bronston, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident failure to render aid/assistance, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – motor vehicle, terroristic threatening, reckless driving, & driving on a DUI suspended OL.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail

 

  • Monty J Anderson, 34, was arrested by Danville PD for operating on a suspended/revoked OL, endangering the welfare of a minor, failure to use child restraint device in vehicle, & no insurance.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Donald V Means Jr., 26 of Lancaster, was arrested by Garrard Co PD for no registration plates, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine & heroin, 2 counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500, failure to notify DOT of address change, tampering with physical evidence, theft of receipt of stolen credit/debit card, receipt of credit card lost with intent to use, & receipt of credit card in violation of KRS 434.570 & 434.610.
  • Dale Willis, 57 of Berea, was arrested by Garrard Co PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

  • Michael D Foster, 35 of Russell Springs, was arrested by KSP for rape 1st degree – incapable of consent, strangulation 1st degree, & incest – under 18 years of age.
  • Ronald J Sharp, 44 of Russell Springs, was arrested by Russell Springs PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, receiving stolen property – firearm, & possession of a handgun by convicted felon.
  • Harley D Russell, 26 of Monticello, was arrested by Russell Springs PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine & drug paraphernalia.
  • Felisha D Mann, 33 of Russell Springs, was arrested by Russell Springs PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams & drug paraphernalia.
  • David Smith, 51 of Russell Springs, was arrested by Russell Springs PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

  • Coty D Franklin, 27, was arrested for operating on a suspended/revoked OL, drug paraphernalia, & possession of synthetic drugs 1st degree.

Lodged in the Marion Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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KYTC DISTRICT 8 ROAD CLOSURE - CASEY COUNTY STARTING 1/15/2021

Casey County - KY 1742 will close beginning Friday, Jan. 15 at mile point 5.622 (Br. Of Dry Creek). Following a statewide load rating analysis of select steel culverts, KYTC bridge preservation engineers determined the closure was necessary due to deterioration and insufficient supporting material above the pipes. The structure will temporarily close to all traffic for the public’s safety.

 

The duration of the closure will be determined once restoration plans are confirmed. Signs and barricades will be posted. Traffic should detour using KY 1547, KY 1859, and KY 70. The closure location is between Sulphur Run Road and Harpers Way. Motorists are advised to plan more time for routine commutes as the detour will add a significant amount of travel time and traffic is expected to increase on the detour routes during the closure.

 

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SUICIDE PREVENTION: REACH OUT & SPEAK UP

 

The Somerset Police Department is helping get the word out about suicide prevention.

 

Jeff Henderson has details...

 

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • James M Whitaker, 28 of Columbia, arrested by KSP for trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams, complicity, & custodial interference.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Gary R Jones, 60 of Coopersville, arrested by KSP for DUI, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, & no insurance.
  • Janie M Cornett-Pyles, 38 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for assault 4th degree, theft by unlawful taking under $500, possession of methamphetamine, DUI, careless driving, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – motor vehicle, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, public intoxication – controlled substance, & disorderly conduct 2nd degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Vinson Whitehead, 49, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for possession of methamphetamine-2nd offense, drug paraphernalia, improper signal, & rear license not illuminated.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • William S Phelps, 39 of Liberty, was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine-over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia, parole violation, possession of marijuana, cultivating in marijuana, & 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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DISTRICT 8 ROAD CLOSURE - LINCOLN COUNTY 1/15/2021

KY 698 at McKinney Creek in Lincoln County Set for Closure Friday

Long-term closure necessary to address safety concerns

 

SOMERSET, Ky. (Jan. 14, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that KY 698 in Lincoln County will close beginning Friday, Jan. 15 at mile point 4.649 (McKinney Creek). Following a statewide load rating analysis of select steel culverts, KYTC bridge preservation engineers determined the closure was necessary due to deterioration of the steel pipes and insufficient supporting material above the pipes. The structure will temporarily close to all traffic for the public’s safety.

 

The duration of the closure will be determined once restoration plans are confirmed. Signs and barricades will be posted. Traffic should detour using KY 198. The closure location is between Rube Brown Road and Millie Petrey Lane.

 

Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their own reports at www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application.

 

Traffic information for the District 8 counties is also available at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.  

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KY 698 Closure Lincoln County

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KYTC SEEKING INPUT ON US-127 IMPROVEMENT STUDY IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 

Public input is needed to help the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) identify transportation concerns along the U.S. 127 corridor in Russell County between the Jamestown Bypass and KY 379.

 

KYTC along with the Lake Cumberland Area Development District and Stantec Consulting Services has been working to analyze existing conditions and wants to hear from you regarding your safety and traffic concerns within the study area.

 

Your input is essential to identify the needs of roadway users on a local and regional level. Please take a moment to help the team identify needs along the highway, by completing a short survey available at https://transportation.ky.gov/DistrictEight/Pages/US-127-Russell-Springs-Improvement-Study.aspx. The site also includes a story map which summarizes existing conditions in the study area and an opportunity for you to place points on an online mapping portal to enter location-specific data about existing traffic and safety concerns.

 

The study team will use engineering, traffic data (current and projected to 2045), and public input to help develop possible short- and long-term highway improvements. Another round of public involvement in late Spring 2021 will collect your input on any proposed improvements. Further funding will be necessary to advance any improvement concept identified as part of this study.

 

Please complete the survey by February 15, 2021. For additional project information or special assistance, please contact the KYTC Project Manager, Jeff Dick at JeffD.Dick@ky.gov or call 606-677-3507.

 

Updates can also be found at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.  

 

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LEGISLATIVE COFFEE COVERS SOME INTERESTING TOPICS

 

State Senator Jimmy Higdon & Representative Daniel Elliott were in Liberty, Thursday to meet with local residents and dignitaries to discuss concerns about the up-coming State Legislative Session.

 

Daniel Elliott says we've put a tough year behind us, and he remains cautiously optimistic about the year ahead...

 

 

Jimmy Higdon takes a look at what's next in Frankfort...

 

 

Some topics covered at the meeting included Pro-Life efforts in Kentucky, Vaccination concerns, some protective litigation legislation aimed at curbing frivolous lawsuits toward local and state entities, as well as possible impeachment proceedings for Gov. Beshear.

 

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BOYLE COUNTY DRUG ARREST

 

A traffic stop in Boyle County leads to drug charges.

 

The Sheriff's Department reports that around 10:30am Wednesday, Captain Casey McCoy conducted a narcotics investigation on West Jefferson Street in Danville. During the investigation a traffic stop was attempted on Mason Ave with the vehicle fleeing from McCoy. A short pursuit ended on Erskine Drive. The driver was identified as Howard Craddock of Danville.

 

Further investigation found Craddock had thrown heroin, prescription pills and marijuana from his vehicle during the pursuit. Cash and additional marijuana were found on Craddock’s person. 

 

Craddock was transported to Boyle Co. Jail on charges of:

  • Failure/improper signal 
  • Disregarding stop sign
  • Reckless driving
  • Fleeing/evading Police 1st (motor vehicle)
  • Trafficking heroin
  • Trafficking controlled substance 3rd Degree
  • Possession of marijuana 
  • Tampering with evidence 
  • Prescription not in proper container 
  • Drug paraphernalia 

 

Deputy Daylen Morris assisted in the investigation.

 

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PULASKI MAN ARRESTED AFTER FIGHTING WITH POLICE/EMS

 

A Somerset man was jailed after tussling with Police & EMS.

 

Pulaski Co. Sheriff Greg Speck reports that shortly before 2am Wednesday, Deputies Ryan Jones, Tan Hudson, Branson Patterson and Sergeant Steven Alexander responded to an urgent call to Samara Drive to assist the Somerset/Pulaski County Emergency Services with a combative person, identified as 29 year old Corey Upchurch, of Stewart Drive Somerset. Upchurch was reportedly fighting with personnel, there to help him with a medical emergency.

 

Deputies found Upchurch lying on the floor. When they tried to get him to his feet, he started fighting with them also. 

 

Corey Upchurch is charged with:
1. Two counts of Assault 3rd Degree (EMS, Fire, Rescue Squad)
2. Three counts of Assault 3rd Degree (Police Officer)
3. Menacing
4. Resisting Arrest

 

Only minor injuries reported. No First Responder received treatment for injuries nor did the assailant.

 

The case remains under investigation by Deputy Ryan Jones.

 

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PULASKI COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Pulaski County Fiscal Court met in regular session Wednesday.

 

Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...

 

 

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CASEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CLOSED TODAY

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office is closed today so that staff may attend a fallen officer's funeral in Green County.

 

Detective Tim Simpson, of Greensburg, was with KSP, & a former Deputy with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office.

 

Obituary

Timothy Neal “Tim” Simpson of Greensburg, Kentucky, son of Joyce Aleen Bonta Simpson of Greensburg and the late Billy Dean Simpson, was born on Sunday, October 14, 1962 in Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky and departed this life on Monday, January 11, 2021 at his home. He was 58 years, 2 months, and 28 days of age.


He had made a profession of faith in Christ, and was an active member of the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, proud father and grandpa. He loved his family with all his heart and would do anything for them. He was easily persuaded to do anything those grandbabies asked him to do. He was also proud to be a Kentucky State Trooper. He graduated in 1989 from the Academy where he served as Cadet Class #67 Chaplain. He worked the road from 1989 to 1994 at Henderson Post #16 then from 1994 to 2008, he became DESI West Drug Task Force Detective until retirement. Law Enforcement was in his blood and he couldn’t stay retired long, when he decided to return back to work, working for Campbellsville Police HIDTA Task Force as a detective from 2008 until 2012 in which he retired to take care of his wife and open SRC Firearms. He received a call asking for his help to clean up the streets in Casey County where he became a Deputy Sheriff with Casey County Sheriff Drug Enforcement from July 2019 to present. He absolutely loved law enforcement. He was the recipient of the Troopers Metal in 1992 for heroic measures and trooper of the year nominee 2007 and recipient in 2008. He was president of the Green County Sportsman Club from 2006 to present. He was a dedicated trap shooter and shot every Thursday night. He was also a former Green County Ambulance board member.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lana Carol Loyall Simpson of Greensburg, having united in marriage on December 9, 1983.


Other survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law: Samantha and Brian Morgan, Becky and Jeremy Benningfield, and C.J. and Derek Yates all of Greensburg; five grandchildren: Kimber Morgan, Barrett Benningfield, Steyr Benningfield, Ruger Yates, and Abby Yates; a sister: Gail Simpson of Greensburg; two sisters-in-law: Sherry Loyall and Mitzi Loyall both of Mt. Sherman; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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The funeral services for Tim Simpson will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Central Time, Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Greasy Creek Cemetery. Bro. Jonathan Meadows, Bro. Dale Curry, and Bro. Wilburn Bonta officiating.


A walk-through only visitation is requested from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M., Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7 A.M., Thursday until time of the funeral service.
Due to Covid-19 and State mandates, please continue to practice social distancing and facial coverings.


The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island, or Hosparus of Green River, which can be made at the funeral home.


For online condolences log onto: www.cowherdandparrott.com or Facebook.


PALLBEARERS:
Samantha & Brian Morgan, Becky & Jeremy Benningfield, C.J. & Derek Yates


SPECIAL PALLBEARERS:
Kimber Morgan, Barrett Benningfield, Steyr Benningfield, Ruger Yates, and Abby Yates


HONORARY PALLBEARERS:
Kentucky State Police, Casey County Sheriff’s Department, and any other Law Enforcement Officers

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Corey Upchurch, 29 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for assault 3rd degree – EMS, Fire, Rescue Squad, assault 3rd degree – Police officer, menacing, resisting arrest, & parole violation.
  • Tracy G Glover, 55 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams, no registration plates, & persistent felony offender.
  • Christopher S Meece, 34 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for possession of opiates, DUI, contempt of court, & 3 counts of failure to appear.
  • Erik R Foster, 40 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for 3 counts of failure to appear & trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • James H Craddock, 60, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for improper signal, disregarding a stop sign, fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, trafficking heroin, trafficking in a controlled substance 3rd degree-drug unspecified, tampering with physical evidence, & prescription controlled substance not in proper container.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Loria A Pruitt, 51 of Yosemite, was arrested by Stanford PD for burglary 3rd degree, possession of burglary tools, & criminal mischief 1st degree.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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SEN. JIMMY HIGDON & REP. DANIEL ELLIOTT COMING TO LIBERTY

 

State Senator Jimmy Higdon, and State Representative Daniel Elliott will visit Casey County for a Legislative Coffee, 8am Thursday at the Central Ky Ag-Expo Center.

 

They'll discuss the important issues up for consideration during the 2021 session of the Ky General Assembly.

 

The event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

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SAFELY DISPOSE OF YOUR MEDICATIONS

 

Take it to the box. Jeff Henderson reports from Pulaski County with a safe way to dispose of unused/expired medications...

 

 

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • Adam C Luttrell, 31 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Pierce with the Casey Co SO for trafficking in methamphetamine-over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia, no insurance, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, & no registration plates/receipt.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Demitri A Dailey, 20, was arrested by Danville PD for assault 4th degree & criminal abuse 2nd degree – child under 12 years of age.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.?

 

  • Michael G Coy Jr., 42 of Waynesburg, arrested by Lincoln Co SO for theft by unlawful taking over $500, 2 counts criminal mischief 1st degree, failure to appear, & 2 counts receiving stolen property over $10,000.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

  • Jesse Brown, 31 of Monticello, was arrested by KSP for speeding 26 mph or more over the limit, murder, DUI, wanton endangerment 1st degree, reckless driving, failure to wear seat belts, failure to use child restraint device in vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident failure to render aid/assistance, no insurance, & parole violation.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

 

The Liberty City Council met in regular session Monday.

 

The meeting began with the swearing in of the Council Members by Casey County Judge Executive Randy Dial.

 

The minutes of the last meeting were approved with one notation from Councilman Brian Beeler, who had requested an itemized breakdown of every customer's water and sewer bill for the past year. The sewer information was provided, however, the water information was not yet prepared... 

 

 

Further discussion on sewer rates were tabled for a special meeting to be called later, once all the information is compiled.

 

Mayor Steven Brown says a proposed hike in Kentucky Utility rates will affect the city's operational costs...

 

 

The Council voted for the City to join with the County to send a joint letter of protest to the PSC concerning the rate increase.

 

The job of setting Council salaries will be on the agenda at the up-coming special called meeting.

It was reported to the Council that there is a significant water leak on KY 49. The line running from Butcher Street to the city limits will likely have to be replaced, complete with hydrants and new taps for each customer... 

 

 

Estimates of the project were at least $500,000. There were several other leaks reported around the city. Councilman Richard Montgomery reminded the Council that the infrastructure is 50-60 years old and will likely continue springing periodic leaks until it can be replaced.

 

Councilman Andy Lawhorn requested City Department Heads be required to be present at future meetings.

 

The next regular meeting of the Liberty City Council will be Monday, Feb. 8th, though a special meeting will likely be called before that date. 

 

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CASEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING REPORT

 

The Casey County Board of Education met Monday.

 

Superintendent Marion Sowders...

 

 

The next regular meeting of the Casey County School Board will be Monday, Feb. 8th.

 

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SOMERSET CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

The Somerset City Council had some visiting dignitaries at their meeting Monday.

 

Jeff Henderson has the story...

 

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Justin T Cochran, 27 of Liberty, was arrested by Casey Co SO for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, 2 counts theft by unlawful taking over $500, & criminal mischief 1st degree.
  • Austin L Scott, 27 of Liberty, was arrested by Casey Co SO for assault 3rd degree – police officer, terroristic threatening 3rd degree, assault 4th degree, harassment – physical contact, & disorderly conduct 2nd degree.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Michael Westfall, of Garrard County, was arrested by Garrard Co PD for failure to appear, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – heroin, drug paraphernalia, & tampering with physical evidence.
  • Loria A Pruitt, 51 of Yosemite, was arrested by Stanford PD for disorderly conduct 2nd degree.
  • Jackie Shyrock, 62 of Lancaster, was arrested by Lancaster PD for criminal mischief 3rd degree, theft by unlawful taking parts from vehicle under $500, & resisting arrest.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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PUBLIC MEETINGS TODAY

 

  • Liberty City Council meets in regular session today at 5pm at City Hall.

 

  • Casey County Board of Education will host a Work Session at 5:30pm in the Library at Liberty Elementary. That will be followed by their regular monthly meeting at 7pm in the Gym at Liberty Elementary.

 

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PULASKI COUNTY DRUG ARREST

 

Sheriff Greg Speck reports that on January 7, 2021, Deputy Branson Patterson arrested Eric Nicholas, age 48, of Pond Meadow Road, Somerset, Kentucky following a traffic stop where suspected illegal drugs and cash were found and seized from his person.


Deputy Patterson stopped a 2013 Dodge Challenger on Pond Meadow Road for a traffic violation just after 10:00 PM. Mr. Nicholas was the driver of the car. He also had a female passenger in the car with him. During the investigation by Deputy Patterson, he located 3.9 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, 3.9 grams, suspected to be Heroin, and $9,701 in cash all on the person of Mr. Nicholas.
 

Eric Nicholas was charged with the following:
• Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 2 nd or Greater Offense (more than 2 grams of Methamphetamine)
• Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Offense (Heroin)
• No Insurance
• Persistent Felony Offender II

 

Mr. Nicholas has a prior criminal history of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in which he was sentenced in September 2017 and Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree for which he was sentenced in January 2012.
 

Eric Nicholas remains lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center as of the press release.
 

The case remains under investigation by Deputy Branson Patterson. He was assisted by
Sergeant Steven Alexander, Deputy Alex Wesley, and KSP.

 

The female passenger was identified as Autumn Decker, age 22, of Yellow Dog Road, McKee, Kentucky. She was charged with Disorderly Conduct, by Deputy Alex Wesley. She was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center and released just after 1:00 AM on the 8th.

Sheriff Greg Speck asked if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can remain anonymous. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at http://www.pulaskisheriff.com.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Eric D Nicholas, 48, of Somerset, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for no insurance, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st offense – heroin, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/2nd or greater offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, persistent felony offender, & parole violation.
  • Jeremy C Paul, 33 of Monticello, was arrested by KSP for possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a minor, 2 counts of being a fugitive, & 2 counts of failure to appear.
  • Cody J Baker, 28 of Pine Knot, was arrested for failure to appear, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Carli D Burton, 25 of Versailles, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for 2 counts of trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams.
  • Darlene J Hadley, 60 of Somerset, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Casey T Robinson, 31, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for promoting contraband 1st degree, possession of synthetic drugs 1st offense, tampering with physical evidence, operating on a suspended/revoked OL, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – heroin, possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Lanal K Faulkner, 43, was arrested by Danville PD for public intoxication – controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – heroin, tampering with physical evidence, & disorderly conduct 2nd degree.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.           

 

  • Bailey Goins, 21 of Lancaster, was arrested by Lancaster PD for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams & drug paraphernalia.
  • Ricky L Hale Jr., 38 of Brodhead, was arrested by Garrard Co PD for improper signal, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/2nd or greater offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, possession of marijuana, & persistent felony offender.
  • Brian K Miller, 44 of Danville, was arrested by Garrard Co PD for improper equipment, giving officer false identifying information, driving too slow for traffic conditions, identity theft, possession of marijuana, no insurance, & trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense = methamphetamine over 2 grams.
  • Richard A Humes, 37 of Lancaster, was arrested by Garrard Co PD for disregarding a stop sign, reckless driving, escape 3rd degree, wanton endangerment 1st degree – police officer, resisting arrest, & tampering with physical evidence.
  • Brittany Treadway, 27 of Stanford, was arrested by Lincoln Co SO for 2 counts failure to appear, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, tampering with physical evidence, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Nicole A Cromer, 48 of Brodhead, was arrested by Lincoln Co SO for no registration plates/receipt, rear license not illuminated, no insurance, driving on a DUI suspended OL 1st offense, drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree – drug unspecified, & improper registration plate.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

  • Krista Meece, 48 of Russell Springs, was arrested by KSP for non-payment of court costs/fees/fines, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot, resisting arrest, possession of controlled substance 3rd degree – drug unspecified, prescription-controlled substance not in proper container, trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense -methamphetamine over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia, & possession of marijuana.
  • Jason D Bernard, 40 of Russell Springs, was arrested by Russell Co SO for failure to appear, improper start from parked position, reckless driving, fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle, possession of open alcohol container in motor vehicle, failure to wear seat belts, no insurance, speeding 26 mph or more over the limit, improper signal, & no registration receipt.
  • Nolina D Camp, 45 of Jamestown, was arrested by KSP for possession of controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, & drug paraphernalia.
  • John M Camp, 46 of Jamestown, was arrested by Russell Co SO for possession of controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell Co Jail.

 

  • Elias Villa, 39 was arrested for trafficking in marijuana 1st offense, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, cocaine over 4 grams, heroin, & synthetic drugs, trafficking in controlled substance 3rd degree/2nd or greater offense – drug unspecified, drug paraphernalia, no registration plates, & no insurance.
  • Stephen L Trent, 28 was arrested for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine.

Lodged in the Marion Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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CASEY COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON ATV & DRUG CHARGES

 

A Casey County man arrested on ATV & drug violations Wednesday afternoon.

 

CCSO Deputy Jayson Grider arrested 29 year old Jeremi K. Luttrell, of Liberty, after he was seen driving a four wheeler on E KY 70 with a passenger, about nine miles East of Yosemite. 

 

Luttrell is charged with:
- all terrain vehicle violations
- driving on suspended or revoked operator license
- possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (drug unspecified)
- drug paraphernalia

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LIBERTY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

A Liberty woman arrested on DUI charges after a disturbance at an Elementary School.


Deputis Jayson Grider responded just before Noon Thursday to assisst School Resource Officer Hannah Lynn at Walnut Hill Elementary in reference to a woman appearing under the influence, there to pick up a child, who was not even at the school. 


The arrest citation says 31 year old Autumn Schoener couldn't follow directions, and would not cooperate, give her name, or answer any questions. Officers state she started cussing and causing an alarm. 


Schoener was taken into custody and is charged with public intoxication - controlled substance (excludes alcohol) and disorderly conduct 2nd degree.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Loria A Pruitt, 51, of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Brown with Casey Co SO: harassing communications, assault 4th degree, resisting arrest, & criminal mischief 3rd degree.
  • Randy L Bloodworth, 39 of Liberty, arrested by Officer Christian with Liberty PD: possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, & serving parole violation.
  • Autumn Schoener, 31 of Liberty, arrested by Deputies Jayson Grider & Hannah Lynn for public intoxication – controlled substance & disorderly conduct 2nd degree.
  • Jeremi K Luttrell, 29 of Liberty, arrested by CCSO Deputy Jayson Grider: ATV violations, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, possession of controlled substance-1st degree – drug unspecified, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Morgan D Wallace, 42 of Somerset, arrested by KSP: speeding 26 mph or more over the limit, reckless driving, racing on public highway, failure to wear seat belts, no insurance, improper signal, improper passing, & DUI.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Joseph A Morlock, 39, arrested by Boyle Co SO: possession of methamphetamine & drug paraphernalia
  • Jestine F Leach, 27, arrested by Boyle Co SO: possession of marijuana & 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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BOIL WATER ADVISORY

A boil water advisory has been issued customers of the McKinney Water District in Lincoln County.

 

This advisory affects residents at 1550 KY HWY 643 to Mike Genton Road, KY HWY 1948 & all roads leading off the main roads, until further notice.

 

McKinney Water District officials say approximately 280 customers will be affected by this advisory.

 

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

 

For more information contact your local water provider.

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • Monica G Gleason, 31 of Burnside, was arrested Pulaski Co SO for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, 2 counts failure to appear, & theft by unlawful taking auto – over $10,000.
  • Kenneth J Dyer, 35 of Russell Springs, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for rear license not illuminated, operating on a suspended/revoked OL, & trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams.
  • Robert D Dabney, 38 of Somerset, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Cedric D Thompson, 28, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, mincing, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – drug unspecified, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Jessica A Crawley, 31, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – drug unspecified, improper signal, license to be in possession, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.           

 

  • Anthony Harness, 53 of Lancaster, was arrested for sexual abuse 1st degree, unlawful transaction with a minor 1st degree – illegal sex act under the age of 18 years old.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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SOMERSET MAN ARRESTED WHILE TAKING PARTS FROM STOLEN VEHICLE

 

Pulaski Co. Sheriff Greg Speck reports that around 3:30am Wednesday morning, Deputy Branson Patterson arrested 46 year old Lewey Whitis, of Somerset, observing him working on a vehicle on the Southwestern By-Pass. Dispatch advised that Mr. Whitis had a Pulaski Circuit Court warrant on him where he failed to appear concerning child support. He was arrested on the warrant.

 

Further investigation found that Whitis did not own the vehicle he was working on but was in the process of stealing parts and items from the vehicle. Deputy Patterson also discovered drug paraphernalia consistent with the use of illegal drugs.

 

In addition to the warrant, Lewey Whitis was charged with:
1. Theft of Auto - $500 or more
2. Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree
3. Theft under $500
4. Public Intoxication – Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol)
5. Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possession

 

Mr. Whitis was lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

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3 CHARGED WITH DRUG TRAFFICKING IN PULASKI TRAFFIC STOP

 

Pulaski Co. Sheriff Greg Speck reports that on Wednesday, Deputies Tan Hudson and Alex Wesley stopped a 2000 Nissan Frontier on KY 1642 near the Slate Branch Super Stop. The driver, identified as 35 year old Kenneth Dyer, of Russell Springs and two passengers; Monica Garner (Gleason), age 31 of Burnside, and 38 year old Robert Dabney, of Somerset.

 

Deputies searched the truck & found two bags of suspected Methamphetamine, weighing approximately 2 grams, and $548 cash.

 

All three are charged with:

• Trafficking in Meth-over 2 grams.

 

Mr. Dyer also charged with:

• Driving on Suspended or Revoked Operator’s License 
• Rear License Plate not Illuminated

 

During the investigation, it was learned that Ms. Garner had Pulaski Co. Warrants on her for Failure to Appear, and for Theft of a 2018 Chevy Tahoe. This vehicle was recovered in North Carolina.  

 

All three were transported to the Pulaski County Jail.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Michael Wallace Jr, 27 of Tateville, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for menacing, resisting arrest, & terroristic threatening.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Andrew L. Horn, 36, was arrested by Harrodsburg PD for trafficking in heroin-2nd offense, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Jacob M Hendricks, 36, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for improper signal, license to be in possession, no insurance, disorderly conduct-2nd degree, obstructions/interference with an officer, & possession of marijuana.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.           

 

  • Cynthia A Johnson, 43 of Eubank, was arrested by Lincoln Co Constable, for possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, drug paraphernalia, & failure to appear.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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KSP INVESTIGATES DOUBLE FATALITY IN DUI CRASH

 

On January 04, 2021 at approximately 6:20 PM, the Kentucky State Police, London Post responded to a two vehicle collision that occurred on US 27 N at the intersection of 27 and KY 70 in Pulaski County.  

 

The initial investigation indicates that a 2012 Toyota pickup operated by Philip C. Hall, 39 years old of Eubank, KY, was traveling on west on KY 70, when he attempted to cross the northbound lane of US 27 and collided with a 1994 Ford pickup that was also traveling northbound on US 27, driven by Barbara Haste, 56 years old of Waynesburg, KY. Evidence at the scene and on the roadway appeared to show Mrs. Haste attempted to avoid the collision.

 

As a result of the collision, Barbara A. Haste and her passenger Diane Haste, 59 years old of Waynesburg, KY. suffered life threatening injuries, and died on scene. They both were pronounced deceased by the Pulaski County Coroner’s office. Mr. Hall nor his juvenile passenger were injured in the collision. An autopsy is scheduled for both Barbara and Diane Haste in Frankfort at the state medical office.

 

Alcohol is suspected in this accident toxicology is pending. Philip Hall was arrested and charged by the Pulaski County Sherriff’s Office. Charges below.

 

  1. Operating motor vehicle under the influence 1st
  2. Wanton Endangerment 1st
  3. Failure to use child restraint device in vehicle

 

KSP Post 11 Trooper Larkey is continuing the death investigation. He was assisted at the scene by Post 11 Personnel, the Pulaski County SRT, Eubank Police Department, Pulaski County Sheriffs Office, Eubank Fire Department, and the Pulaski County Coroner’s office.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Jaylan S Waddle, 25 of Liberty, was arrested by Officer Christian with the Liberty PD for 2 counts operating on a suspended/revoked OL, no tail lamps, no registration plates, disregarding stop sign, reckless driving, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, no insurance, & receiving stolen property under $10,000.
  • Melinda Belt, 28 of Jamestown, was arrested by KSP for speeding 23 mph over the limit, DUI, possession of open alcohol container in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, failure to wear seat belts, no registration receipts, failure to produce insurance card, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, & license to be in possession.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Joshua A Jones, 33 of Burnside, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for violation of a KY EPO/DVO, assault 4th degree, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot, resisting arrest, & possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense - methamphetamine.
  • Hubert L Corner, 51 of Eubank, was arrested by KSP for speeding 26 mph or more over the limit, reckless driving, failure to wear seat belts, failure to produce insurance card, improper signal, DUI, & resisting arrest.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Brian Ritchey, 49 of Hustonville, was arrested by Garrard Co SO for DUI, reckless driving, & no insurance.
  • John R Barber, 37 of Lawrenceburg, was arrested by KSP for careless driving, reckless driving, failure to wear seat belts, DUI, driving on a DUI suspended OL, failure to produce insurance card, resisting arrest, & menacing.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co Jail.         

 

  • Sydney H Foster, 48 of Albany, was arrested for parole violation, DUI, operating on a suspended/revoked OL, & possession of an open alcohol container in motor vehicle.
  • Jonathan A Stuber, 32 of Albany, was arrested for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, & drug paraphernalia.
  • William Sinclair, 33 of Clarksville, TN, was arrested by Russell Springs PD for drug paraphernalia & possession of controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine.
  • Alvin R Toler, 64 of Dickson, TN, was arrested by Russell Springs PD for DUI, no insurance, failure to produce insurance card, & possession of an open alcohol container in motor vehicle.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

  • Jennifer A Smith, 32, was arrested for no head lamps, possession of marijuana, & possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense - methamphetamine.
  • Jesse A Gregory, 39, was arrested for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 grams, trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in prescription blanks for legend drugs, trafficking in controlled substance 3rd degree/1st offense – drug unspecified, public intoxication – controlled substance, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Stephanie Roberts, 49, was arrested for one headlight, operating on a suspended/revoked OL, & possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/2nd offense – methamphetamine.

Lodged in the Marion 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 held their first regular session of 2021 Monday.

 

The magistrates voted to allow the apply for a grant for the Casey County Ambulance Service. Judge Executive Randy Dile...

 

 

Also under general business, the Court approved the Sheriffs Department budget, the County Clerks budget, and the Sheriff's advancement.

 

Under road business Judge Dial says there is no new information to pass along, other than the four new trucks ordered for the road department have a new production date of next Monday.

 

With County Jailer, Tommy Miller, in attendance there was a very lengthy discussion concerning jail business. 

 

 

The jail is currently housing about 133 inmates. About 38 of those are county inmates, 93 from the state, and a couple inmates from other counties. At this rate the county jail is losing about $100,000 a month, due to issues with COVID-19.

 

 

County Attorney, Tommy Weddle, warned the fiscal court that this is a long-term problem with no quick fix, and there probably needs to be a re-evaluation of jail operations and budget. 

 

Under miscellaneous business Judge Dial read a letter to the court from County Corner, Kurt Demrow, making another request for a second paid deputy at a rate of $250 per month. No motion was made and no action was taken.

 

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court will be Jan. 18th.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Brittany C Riddell, 26 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co SO for public intoxication – controlled substance & drug paraphernalia.
  • Christopher W Richardson, 49 of Liberty, arrested by Liberty PD for public intoxication – controlled substance.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

  • Hollie R Burton, 31 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset PD for leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid/assistance, drug paraphernalia, & serving parole violation warrant.
  • John C Phelps, 42 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for driving on a suspended/revoked OL & drug paraphernalia.
  • Shirley J Rose, 34 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for possession of methamphetamine.
  • Richard E Jackson, 47 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset PD for trafficking in methamphetamine.

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

  • Chad T Hardin, 45, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for speeding 26 mph or more over the limit, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign, wanton endangerment 1st degree – police officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, criminal mischief 1st degree, DUI, & fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle.
  • Ronnie B Rogers II, 39, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for improper signal, obstructed vision, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, 2 counts trafficking in heroin, possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree –unspecified, trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree-over 2 grams, trafficking in marijuana, & possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • David A Caudill-Bryant, 22, was arrested by KSP for failure to appear, no registration plates/receipt, improper display of registration plates, no insurance, failure to notify DOT of address change, & failure to wear seat belts.
  • Justin B Dean, 34, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for speeding 25 mph over the limit, possession of marijuana, & possession of a handgun by convicted felon.
  • Donnie B Adkins Jr., 40, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for possession of heroin-1st degree/2nd offense, public intoxication – controlled substance, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

  • Michael Young, 34 of McKee, arrested by Lincoln Co SO for reckless driving, DUI, improper turn, wanton endangerment 1st degree – police officer, wanton endangerment 1st degree, no insurance, no OL, improper signal, & fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – motor vehicle.

Lodged in the Lincoln Co Jail.         

 

  • Jeremy Thomas, 42 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell Co SO for 3 counts of serving bench warrant & possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, & drug unspecified.
  • Kayla King, 28 of Gray, was arrested by KSP for drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, serving parole violation warrant, & non-payment of court costs/fees/fines.
  • Wesley A Taylor, 32 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs PD for trafficking in methamphetamine-1st degree-over 2 grams.

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

  • Kelly A Garrett, 33, was arrested for trafficking in synthetic drugs 1st offense & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Marion Co Jail.

 

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

 

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