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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2021-03

PULASKI COUNTY SEMI CRASH: KY 70 CLOSED AT THE SCENE TODAY

 

State transportation crews say clean up of an 18-wheeler crash in Pulaski County will take longer than anticipated.


The truck, carrying candles, crashed a little after 7pm Tuesday night on Highway 70 at the intersection of Charles Elgin Road. 


Tuesday night, the special response team spent hours assessing the scene, putting tools in place to prevent stream contamination and using two large wreckers to pull the smashed truck and trailer from the creek.


The road at the scene will be closed until around 7pm Wednesday.


No further information has been made available.

 

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FARMS TO FAMILIES COMMODITIES TODAY

 

Farms to Families will distribute commodities for Casey County residents today at 10am at the Central Ky Ag-Expo Center, south of Liberty on US 127.


Please observe Covid safety protocols, stay inside your vehicle, and do not block traffic on 127.

 

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

Christopher W Richardson, 50 of Liberty, was arrested by Officer Christian with the Liberty PD for fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot, resisting arrest, reckless driving, 2 counts tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug unspecified 3rd degree, possession of meth 1st degree/1st offense, drug paraphernalia, trafficking in meth over 2 grams 1st degree/2nd offense, possession of marijuana, disregarding stop sign, & operating on suspended/revoked OL.

 

David A Lynn, 25 of Liberty, was arrested by Deputy Brown with the Casey Co SO for 2 counts assault 4th degree, trafficking in meth over 2 grams 1st degree/1st offense, & probation violation.

 

Jacob D Bernard, 25 of Columbia, was arrested by KSP for no registration plates/receipt, failure to produce insurance card, no insurance, trafficking in drug unspecified 1st degree/1st offense, tampering with physical evidence, operating on suspended/revoked OL, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Michael D Garrett, 53 of Gravel Switch, was arrested for possession of meth 1st degree/2nd offense, drug paraphernalia, possession of synthetic drugs 1st offense, possession of marijuana, no insurance, operating vehicle with expired OL, & no registration plates.

 

Doug L Foster, 38 of Columbia, was arrested by Officer Goodpastor with the Liberty PD for possession of meth 1st degree/1st offense.

 

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Robert W Stanley, 38 of Somerset, was arrested by Somerset PD for failure to appear, criminal mischief 1st degree, possession of date rape drug 1st degree/1st offense, & possession of marijuana.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Dennis M Williams, 22 of Parksville, was arrested by Danville PD for DUI, possession of marijuana, criminal mischief 3rd degree, & no insurance.

 

Angelica M Lewis, 30 of Harrodsburg, was arrested by Harrodsburg PD for possession of cocaine 1st degree/1st offense, possession of open alcohol container in motor vehicle, no registration plates, no insurance, & one head light.

 

Seth J Baker, 21 of Danville, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for possession of marijuana & drug paraphernalia.
 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE SENDS ONE PERSON TO THE HOSPITAL AND ANOTHER TO THE JAIL

 

One person hospitalized & another facing charges after deputies respond to the call of a domestic disturbance Thursday.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle responded to a call on E KY 70. The caller/victim stated that her boyfriend had struck her in the face several times. She was transported by EMS to the hospital where she was determined to have several fractured bones in her face and a broken nose. 

 

50 year old Johnny Watson, of Liberty, was arrested at a residence on Indian Creek and charged with assault 2nd degree (domestic violence). 

 

He was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

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CASEY COUNTY DUI ARREST

 

A local man is facing DUI charges following an accident Wednesday.

 

Deputy Geoffrey Brown with Casey County Sheriff's Department arrested 35 year old Kevin L. Lawson, of Windsor, after being dispatched to a non-injury accident on Thomas Ridge. 

 

Witnesses identified the driver as Lawson, who left the scene and was located at his parent's residence on KY 910. 

 

Lawson was transported to the Casey County Hospital where he called a lawyer and refused a blood test.

 

He was taken to the Casey County Jail on charges of leaving the scene of an accident-failure to render aid or assistance, and DUI-3rd offense.

 

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

Barbara A Downey, 46 of Shelbyville, was arrested by KSP for trafficking in meth over 2 grams, 1st degree/1st offense.

 

Jennifer N Renecker, 36 of Scottsburg, IN, was arrested by KSP for possession of meth 1st degree/1st offense.

 

Cammy J Payton, 46 of Hustonville, was arrested by KSP for 2 counts trafficking in meth 1st degree/1st offense.

 

Ashley L Ross, 34 of Russellville, was arrested by KSP for 2 counts of trafficking in meth complicity 1st degree/1st offense.

 

Courtney L Tindle, 22 of Shelbyville, was arrested by KSP for possession of heroin 1st degree/1st offense.

 

Branden M Hall, 28 of Liberty, was arrested by Chief Steven Garrett with the Liberty PD for public intoxication – controlled substance, possession of meth 1st degree/1st offense, possession of marijuana, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Ronald G Rose Sr., 41 of Eubank, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for disorderly conduct 2nd degree, menacing, & assault 3rd degree – police officer.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Lamont C Woods, 42, was arrested for possession of drug unspecified 1st degree/1st offense & possession of a handgun by convicted felon.

 

Chad M Neudecker, 36, was arrested for possession of meth 1st degree/1st offense, tampering with physical evidence, fraudulent use of credit card over $500, theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 & bail jumping 1st degree.

 

Tiffany L Ward, 31 of Lancaster, was arrested by KSP for DUI, possession of marijuana, no registration plates/receipt, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Derrick L Gude, 39, was arrested for possession of handgun by convicted felon & 2 counts trafficking in synthetic drugs 2nd offense.

 

Travis S Lighter, 34, was arrested for trafficking in sch I or sch II narcotic drug, 2 counts trafficking in sch III controlled substance, & trafficking in drug unspecified 1st degree/1st offense.

 

Michael Anderson, 36, was arrested for wanton endangerment 1st degree, possession of drug unspecified & heroin 1st degree/1st offense, & criminal mischief 1st degree.

 

Zachary W Bugg, 32, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking in heroin 1st offense.

 

Jessica N Byrd, 24, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking in heroin 1st offense.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Pamela Camp, 48 of Columbia, was arrested for 2 counts contempt of court, possession of meth 1st degree/1st offense, & promoting contraband 1st degree.

 

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

Charles L Miles, 48, was arrested by Marion Co SO for criminal mischief 1st degree, resisting arrest, operating on suspended/revoked OL, assault 3rd degree – police officer, & no insurance.

 

Lodged in the Marion County Jail.

 

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

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY LANDS $1.9M AGRIBUSINESS TRAINING FACILITY

 

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. Congressman James Comer (KY-01) has announced that the Russell County Industrial Development Authority received a $1,854,972 competitive federal grant to build a new agribusiness training facility.

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded funding to support the construction of a 12,815 square foot building with classrooms, a laboratory, a media room, administrative space, and a 1,250 square foot greenhouse. In its first three years, the facility will host classes for an estimated 870 high school and community and technical college students and will serve Adair, Casey, Clinton, Pulaski, Russell and Wayne Counties.

Senator McConnell's and Congressman Comer's offices contacted ARC in support of their constituent's grant application and its mission to strengthen the area's agricultural economy.

"Kentucky is at the center of our nation's agribusiness innovation. With this federal investment, a new generation will have the opportunity to become leaders in this growing field," said Senator McConnell. "It's a privilege to work with Congressman Comer as we deliver for Southcentral Kentucky students and families. I look forward to students taking the education they receive in this facility to transform the future of Kentucky agriculture."

"As a career farmer and Kentucky's former Commissioner of Agriculture, I understand that agriculture education goes hand in hand with workforce development in rural Kentucky. This grant will boost our economy by providing Kentucky students with access to a quality regional training center in Russell County," said Congressman Comer. "I was proud to work with Senator McConnell and the Russell County Industrial Development Authority to secure this vital federal funding that will enrich the lives of countless students."

"Agribusiness is a driver of economic growth in Russell County and the surrounding area, and the facility and programs supported by this investment will ensure a ready workforce is available for that growth to continue," said ARC Federal Co-Chairman Tim Thomas. "ARC is proud to work with leaders such as Senator Mitch McConnell and Representative James Comer to support projects like this, that can have significant impact on economic development in Appalachian Kentucky."

"On behalf of the board of Directors of the Russell County Industrial Development Authority, I would like to express our deep appreciation to Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman James Comer for their support of grant funds to develop the Lake Cumberland Regional Agriculture Technical Training Facility in Russell County," said Bennie Garland, Russell County Industrial Development Authority Executive Director. "This facility, which will be under the Russell County Board of Education's management, will provide the curriculum and instructors to teach high school vocational students agriculture growing and management techniques. Students attending this facility will come from surrounding counties to learn new state of the art technologies that ensure they will have the technical skills to enter into employment fields of animal and plant food production. With the recent developments that are now currently ongoing in Appalachia Kentucky by AppHarvest to build multimillion dollars greenhouses, this training facility will produce a well-trained and qualified workforce."

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CASEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER RUNNING FROM POLICE

 

Early Tuesday morning, Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Jayson Grider arrested Brian O. Padgett, 39, of Liberty, after receiving a call from a female needing help at Rubarts Ford Road.

 

Padgett's girlfriend stated that he assaulted her, tried to strangle her, then tried to run her over with his truck. She ran into the woods where Padgett caught up with her, and then tried to drown her in the river. Padgett left the scene and was arrested at a residence on Bowman Trail.

 

Padgett is charged with assault 4th degree (domestic violence), strangulation 2nd degree, and wanton endangerment 1st degree. He was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Sheriff Chad Weddle, LPD Chief Steven Garrett, and LPD Officer Hunter Christian assisted.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

Samuel L Lane, 36 of Middleburg, arrested by KSP for burglary 2nd degree, wanton endangerment 2nd degree, criminal mischief 3rd degree, alcohol intoxication in a public place, menacing, resisting arrest, & disorderly conduct 2nd degree.

 

Timothy Eads, 40 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for driving on suspended/revoked OL, possession of drug unspecified 2nd degree, drug paraphernalia, failure to notify DOT of address change, & DUI.

 

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Mariano Mez, 41 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset PD for no registration plates, no insurance, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – motor vehicle, wanton endangerment 1st degree – police officer, resisting arrest, & no OL.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Joshua T Wethington, 23, arrested by the Casey Co SO for possession of meth 1st degree.

 

Austin S Coomer, 22, was arrested for trafficking in a sch II narcotic drug – syn narc 1st offense.

 

Jessica N Byrd, 24, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking in legend drugs, & prescription-controlled substance not in proper container.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Douglas B Lay, 65, was arrested by Washington Co SO for sexual abuse 1st degree – victim under 12 years of age & persistent felony offender.

 

Lodged in the Marion County Jail.

 

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

 

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CASEY MAN FOUND HIGH & NAKED, ASSAULTS EMT's

 

On Monday, Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle responded to a call of an individual found in the bed of a truck on Hopewell Spur Road, naked, twitching, and talking out of his head.

 

Sheriff Weddle assisted in the transport of Austin B. Smither, 25, of Liberty, to the Casey County hospital for treatment. While in the ambulance, Smither assaulted two EMS workers, and another after entering the hospital.

 

Smither is charged with 3 counts of assault 3rd degree (ems, fire, rescue squad).

 

Smither admitted to taking LSD, heroin, and meth and was not arrested due to hospital treatment.

 

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

Garry S Miller, 42 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for DUI, possession drug unspecified 1st & 3rd degree, & probation violation.

 

Cole M Blevins, 28 of Eubank, arrested by Somerset PD for possession meth 1st degree.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Jeremy T Cosby, 27 of Louisville, arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking carfentanil/fentanyl derivatives 2nd offense, possession of handgun by convicted felon, wanton endangerment 1st degree – police officer, & driving on a suspended/revoked OL.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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DRUNKEN PIZZA RUN LANDS LIBERTY MAN IN JAIL

 

A Liberty man arrested after causing a disturbance at the Crocket Trail Store, late Sunday.

 

Deputy Geoffrey Brown with Casey County Sheriff's Department responded to a call shortly after 8pm, of someone yelling and threatening to kill someone at the store, about five miles West of Liberty. 

 

Deputy Brown confronted 52 year old Dwight E. Miller. When asked why he was yelling & screaming, Miller yelled it was none of the Deputy's business and tried to walk past. Miller ignored commands to stop, then resisted arrest as he was being placed in cuffs. Both Miller and Deputy Brown went to the ground in the scuffle. 

 

After being securely restrained, Miller was transported to the Casey County Hospital where he refused a blood test, but admitted consuming alcohol before driving to the store to buy a pizza.

 

Miller was charged with DUI, Disorderly Conduct, Menacing, Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree, & Resisting Arrest. He was taken to the Casey County Jail.

 

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PULASKI WOMAN UP THE CREEK IN CASEY COUNTY

 

A Pulaski County woman was arrested in the early morning hours Monday after getting her vehicle stuck in a Casey County creek.

 

Deputy Geoffrey Brown with Casey County Sheriff's Office, along with Special Deputy Brian King, responded to the scene, just after 12am, about 5 miles South of Liberty on Bill Brown Road. Upon arrival, they found 24 year old Ashley P. King, of Science Hill, in the drivers seat of a 2007 Nissan Altima, and another vehicle trying to pull her out of the creek.  Ashley told the deputies she had taken the wrong road and was trying to turn around when she got stuck.

 

Miss King failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Casey Co. Hospital for blood testing. 

 

She was cited to court for DUI, & No Insurance.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

Teresa A Daniel, 31 of Russell Springs, arrested by Casey Co Sheriff Chad Weddle for possession of meth 1st degree/3rd offense, possession of heroin 1st degree, drug paraphernalia, failure to appear, & possession of marijuana.

 

Brandie N Roberts, 23 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co SO for probation violation, promoting contraband, & possession of meth 1st degree/3rd offense.

 

Cody R Streeval, 28 of Columbia, arrested by KSP for failure to wear seat belts, driving on suspended/revoked OL, no insurance, drug paraphernalia, possession of meth 1st degree/2nd offense, DUI, possession drug unspecified 2nd degree, prescription-controlled substance not in proper container, possession of handgun by convicted felon, & failure to appear.

 

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

James D Huesman, 41of Nicholasville, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for trafficking meth over 2 grams 1st degree.

 

Michelle D Brunner, 52 of Independence, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for theft by unlawful taking under $500, public intoxication – controlled substance, possession of marijuana, & possession of drug unspecified 3rd degree.

 

Brandon M Boshears, 35 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset PD for trafficking marijuana & wanton endangerment 1st degree – police officer.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Kevin S Foley, 47 of Liberty, arrested by Harrodsburg PD for speeding 15 mph over the limit, possession of opiates & drug unspecified 1st degree, & possession of marijuana.

 

Jordan F Pitman, 35, arrested by Boyle Co SO for giving officer false identifying information, failure to appear, drug paraphernalia, trafficking in heroin, & trafficking meth over 2 grams, 1st degree.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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PULASKI COUNTY SHOOTING

 

Sheriff Greg Speck reports that on March 18, 2021 at around 9:30 PM, units were dispatched to
Faubush-Norfleet Road in Nancy, KY. The caller, Ronald Baker, told 911 dispatchers his son,
Samuel Baker (22yoa) had shot Robert Claunch (62yoa) at the Baker’s home. Mr. Claunch was
later pronounced deceased at the scene and transported by the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office.


Through the investigation, it was discovered Ronald Baker had tried to make Samuel Baker, his
son, leave the residence shortly after Samuel arrived. Ronald left the room and went into his
bedroom, hoping Samuel would then leave the residence. Ronald told investigators that Robert
Claunch had told Samuel to leave the residence as his father had asked, then shortly thereafter
Ronald said he heard gunshots coming from the area Robert and Samuel were. When Ronald
came back into the kitchen, he found Robert on the floor. Ronald then called 911 to report the
incident and to get medical attention for Robert. Samuel left from the scene in a vehicle that
could only be described as being loud.


A warrant was obtained for Samuel for the murder of Robert Claunch, and a search for him
began. Samuel Baker was located in Casey County by the Casey County Sheriff’s Office. A
Deputy with the Casey County Sheriff’s Office had got into a pursuit of the vehicle driven by
Samuel. The vehicle was abandoned, and Samuel fled on foot armed with a handgun with the
Casey County Deputy in foot pursuit. The Casey County Deputy was able to arrest Samuel after
chasing him about 300 yards into the woods. The handgun was located in the vicinity of the
arrest. Samuel was transported to the Casey County Detention Center.


Samuel Baker was charged with the following:
? Murder
? Fleeing and Evading, 2 nd Degree – Motor Vehicle
? Fleeing and Evading, 2 nd Degree – On Foot
? Reckless Driving
? Possession of Marijuana
? Suspended License
? No Insurance
? Resisting Arrest.


Mr. Baker has been lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.

 

On the Pulaski County District Court warrant for murder, Samuel is being held on a $125,000
cash or property bond.


Detectives were assisted at the scene by the Detective Eric Moore with the Kentucky State Police
and other troopers, the Faubush Fire Department and Somerset/Pulaski County EMS.


The murder investigation is ongoing by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigation Division and the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office.


If you have any information concerning this investigation, you are asked to contact the Pulaski
County Sheriff's Office at 606-678-5145.

 

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WARREN COUNTY MAN WANTED FOR MURDER IN PULASKI COUNTY ARRESTED IN CASEY COUNTY EARLY FRIDAY

 

A Warren County man, wanted on a murder charge in Pulaski County, was arrested just after 2am Friday on Chesnut Level Road.

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office says, Deputy Vance Davis arrested Samuel Baker, 22, of Bowling Green, after receiving a call of a tresspasser on Rainwater Rd. Deputy Davis located the suspect vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop, after it drove into a ditch and made a U-turn in the roadway, nearly striking the deputy's cruiser. The driver refused to stop and eventually lost control and drove off the road. The driver then fled on foot into a creek. 

 

Baker is charged with:
- reckless driving
- fleeing or evading police 2nd degree (motor vehicle & on foot)
- possession of marijuana
- driving on suspended or revoked operator license
- no insurance
- resisting arrest

 

Baker was also served a Pulaski County warrant for murder in connection to the death of Robert Claunch.

 

He was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

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2 CITED FOLLOWING AN EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT

 

Two people arrested following a single vehicle accident early Friday morning on US 127.


Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle responded to the scene shortly before 2:30am, about 10 miles South of Liberty, where he arrested Kevin Lawson, 35, of Windsor, and Teresa A. Daniel, 31, of Russell Springs. 


Lawson was charged with DUI. 


Daniel, a passenger in the vehicle, was charged with possession of Heroin 1st degree, possession of Methamphetamine 1st degree, 3rd offense, & possession of Marijuana &  drug paraphernalia.

 

Daniel also arrested on a Taylor County warrant failure to appear.

 

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TRANSPORTATION CREWS BEGIN TREATING FOR NOXIOUS WEEDS

 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month. The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highway rights of way to improve driver safety and ensure efficient maintenance operations.

 

The Cabinet, in accordance with KRS 176.051, targets Johnson grass, giant foxtail, Canada thistle, nodding thistle, common teasel, multiflora rose, Amur honeysuckle, poison hemlock, marestail, Japanese knotweed and kudzu.

 

“Left uncontrolled, noxious weeds can grow so large that they interfere with a driver’s line of vision on highways,” said Secretary Jim Gray. “Weed maintenance is important in preventing potential damage to pavement and embankments, as well as clogged ditches and drainage problems.”

 

Noxious weeds often invade and destroy the roadside turf grass, leaving these areas vulnerable to erosion. They can also smother native plants through rapid reproduction and long-term persistence.

 

Motorists are reminded to use extra caution when crews spraying for weeds are out on the roadways.

 

Property owners who are actively treating noxious weeds on private property may request the eradication of nuisance weeds found on adjacent state-owned right of way. A written application must be submitted to the property owner's local highway district office. To request an application, please contact the appropriate district highway office. Contact information may be found here.

 

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DIGNITARIES MEET WITH CITIZENS & BUSINESS OWNERS TO DISCUSS FLOOD OPTIONS

 

There was a special meeting yesterday at the Central Ky Ag Center to address the recurring flood problems in Liberty/Casey County.

 

I spoke with Senator Jimmy Higdon...

 

 

Dan Vogler with the Corps of Engineers told the audience that more study was needed, which could cost a quarter of a million dollars. Once completed, there will be further decisions to be made concerning environmental impacts to any course of action.

 

The maximum dollar amount to solve the problem cannot exceed $10 million dollars, and about $3 million of that will have to come from local sources.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

Ashley L Gaddis, 35 of Danville, was arrested by Mercer Co SO for possession of meth 1st degree/1st offense.

 

Rutherford Rouse, 31 of Danville, was arrested by Harrodsburg PD for resisting arrest, obstruction/interference with an officer, failure to produce insurance card, improper signal, & failure to appear.

 

Lonnie J Paschall, 25 of Dexter, was arrested by Harrodsburg PD for burglary 2nd degree, violation of a KY EPO/DVO, obstruction/interference with an officer, resisting arrest, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, & criminal trespassing 3rd degree.

 

Michael L Robbins, 40 of Danville, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for possession of heroin & meth 1st degree/1st offense, possession of drug unspecified 3rd degree, prescription-controlled substance not in proper container, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Bryan K Rhoades, 33, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking in heroin 1st offense, 2 counts drug paraphernalia, operating on suspended/revoked OL, resisting arrest, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, tampering with physical evidence, menacing, possession of marijuana, & possession drug unspecified 1st degree/1st offense.

 

Rocky R McCoy, 39, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for criminal mischief 2nd degree, public intoxication – controlled substance, menacing, resisting arrest, & possession of marijuana.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Richard S Gussler, 43, was arrested by Lebanon PD for failure to produce insurance card, possession of meth 1st degree/1st offense, possession of marijuana, operating on suspended/revoked OL, & trafficking in drug unspecified 3rd degree/1st offense.

 

Lodged in the Marion County Jail.

 

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

 

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LIBERTY MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES OVER NIGHT

 

A Liberty man arrested on drug trafficking charges, following a brief foot pursuit.

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office reports, Deputy Vance Davis, assisted by Liberty Police Officer Terry Zimmerman, arrested 39 year old Derrick Hamilton shortly before 1am Thursday morning. 

 

Deputies observed someone inside A&D Market, on Hustonville Street, after store closing hours. Hamilton was then seen around the back of the store. When questioned by officers, Hamilton attempted to flee on foot. 

 

Officers found a black bag & a black box on Hamilton. Inside, they found approximately 25 grams of methamphetamine in multiple bags, along with scales, needles, a pipe, straws, and over $250 in cash. Another $100 bill was also found where Officers first made contact.

 

Hamilton was arrested on charges of fleeing or evading police 2nd degree (on foot), trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree (meth), drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest.

 

He was transported to the Casey County Jail.

 

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4 ARRESTED ON DRUG & BURGLARY CHARGES

 

On March 14, the sheriff's office received a call of a burglary at a residence on Canoe Creek Rd. On March 17, Sheriff Chad Weddle, Deputies Jayson Grider, Brent Delp and Dustin Neat, and LPD Chief Steven Garrett and Officer Hunter Christian questioned Hunter Gillock, at his residence, about the burglary after a vehicle that was driven by Gillock was seen at the residence.

 

Hunter M. Gillock, 25 of Liberty, was arrested on charges of burglary 3rd degree and receiving stolen property under $10,000. Jacob E. Holt, 32, of Liberty, was also arrested on charges of burglary 3rd degree, theft by unlawful taking $500 or more under $10,000, and criminal mischief 1st degree and a warrant for failure to pay child support.

 

After a search of Gillock's residence, two others were also arrested: Madison Stephens, 22, of Liberty, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (meth), possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (heroin), and drug paraphernalia.

 

Sara Knifley, 24, of Liberty, was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (meth).

All stolen items were recovered.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

Jacob E Holt, 32 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co SO for non-payment of court costs/fees/fines, burglary 3rd degree, theft by unlawful taking over $500, & criminal mischief 1st degree.

 

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Anthony R Powell, 26 of Mt Vernon, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for contempt of court, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot, public intoxication – controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, promoting contraband 1st degree, & possession of meth 1st degree.

 

Ashley J Vaught, 30 of Bronston, arrested by Somerset PD for theft by unlawful taking shoplifting under $500, promoting contraband 1st degree, drug paraphernalia, & possession of meth 1st degree.

 

Kimberly M Snowden, 28 of Burnside, arrested by KSP for speeding 15 mph over the limit, fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle, DUI, failure to wear seat belts, license to be in possession, improper display of registration plate, & reckless driving.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Dakota S Perkins, 29 of Waynesburg, arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking heroin 2nd offense, trafficking meth over 2 grams, 1st degree/2nd offense, possession of drug unspecified 2nd degree, drug paraphernalia, & prescription-controlled substance not in proper container.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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PULASKI MAN SENTENCED TO 180 MONTHS FOR ARMED METH TRAFFICKING

 

Danny Butt, 48, of Science Hill, Ky., was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison on Wednesday, by U.S. District Judge Claria Horn Boom, after previously pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.       

 

According to Butt’s plea agreement, on August 11, 2020, law enforcement conducted a search warrant at Butt’s residence and found him in possession of 50 grams of methamphetamine, which he admitted was his and intended to sell.  In the same room, law enforcement found digital scales, baggies, syringes, cash, a loaded rifle, and a loaded pistol.  Butt admitted to owning the firearms to protect himself, his methamphetamine, and the proceeds.

 

Butt pleaded guilty in November 2020.

 

Under federal law, Butt must serve 85 percent of their prison sentence.  Upon Butt’s release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for four years.

 

Carlton S. Shier, IV, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Louisville Field Office and Greg Speck, Pulaski County Sheriff , jointly announced the sentence.

 

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Trimble.

 

This is case was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program (PSN), which is a nationwide, crime reduction strategy aimed at decreasing violent crime in communities.  It involves a comprehensive approach to public safety — one that includes investigating and prosecuting crimes, along with prevention and reentry efforts.  In the Eastern District of Kentucky, the U.S. Attorney coordinates PSN efforts, in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

 

This case is also part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s targeted initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws. Initiated by the Attorney General in the fall of 2019, Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence; enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes; improves information-sharing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when a prohibited individual attempts to purchase a firearm and is denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), to include taking appropriate actions when a prospective purchaser is denied by the NICS for mental health reasons; and ensures that federal resources are directed at the criminals posing the greatest threat to our communities. Click here for more information about Project Guardian.

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL REPORT: SEWER RATES

 

About a half a dozen local business owners attended yesterday's special work session of the Liberty City Council.

 

The only item on the agenda was a discussion of User Fees versus Utility Rates for sewer service.

 

There was a lengthy two & a half hour discussion, covering much of what the Council has been debating over the last year. 

 

Mayor Steven Brown...

 

 

The next regular meeting of the Liberty City Council is set for April 12th.

 

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

Jason D Selch, 42 of Hustonville, arrested by KSP for no registration plates/receipt, no insurance, no motorcycle OL, drug paraphernalia, & possession of marijuana.

 

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Kenny D Braden, 43 of Somerset, was arrested for possession of meth 1st degree.

 

Belinda S Leach, 43 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for failure to appear, possession of meth 1st degree, drug paraphernalia & tampering with physical evidence.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Michael Auberry, 40 of Bardstown, arrested by Boyle Co SO for 2 counts careless driving, driving on suspended/revoked OL, no registration plates/receipt, no insurance, driving on a DUI suspended OL 3rd offense, drug paraphernalia, DUI, & persistent felony offender.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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LIBERTY MAN CITED FOR LITTERING

 

On Monday, Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle charged Jeffrey Carmickle, 22, of Liberty, with theft by unlawful taking under $500 and criminal littering. 


Carmickle took mail from a mailbox on East 70 and threw it out on the side of the road. 


Carmickle has been instructed to pick up trash/garbage on both sides of the road from the junction of KY 198 to N KY 501 on KY 70.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

Whitney E Wheet, 26 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for public intoxication – controlled substance, criminal trespassing 3rd degree, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, & resisting arrest.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Mark E Gray, 48 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford PD for trafficking in carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives 2nd offense.

 

Timothy I Mayo, 31 of Louisville, arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking in meth over 2 grams 1st degree, possession of cocaine 1st degree, possession of marijuana, & no OL.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Megan R Smock, 31, was arrested by Lebanon PD for assault 2nd degree, possession of meth 1st degree, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Lodged in the Marion County Jail.

 

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

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.

 

Skipper Todd presented the Court with the annual report from the Conservation Board.

 

Post-audit excess fees were accepted from the Casey County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Also under general business, a vacancy was created on the Hospital Board by the resignation of Greg Lawhorn... 

 

 

The Court approved Brad Johnson to fill that vacancy for the remainder of the term.

 

Resurfacing operations have been recommended on Ky 501 & Ky 1859. Judge Executive, Randy Dial...

 

 

Those recommendations were accepted by the Court.

 

Under road business, the Fiscal Court declared a 1996 Ford F350, and some assorted lumber, to be sold as surplus property in a consignment auction at the Ag Center, Saturday, March 27.

 

Under jail business, Judge Executive Randy Dial submitted a budget as a work in progress to meet the April 1 deadline...

 

 

Also under jail business, there was some discussion concerning the current medical contract. In order to help cut costs, the Court voted to opt-out of the contract while keeping the same staff. This could potentially result in savings to the county of $7-$8,000 per month.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle gave his monthly activity report for the month of February... 

 

 

Judge Dial expressed appreciation to local volunteers who have stepped up to take part in the Casey County clean up challenge, presented by the tourism commission.

 

Magistrate Robbie Murphy also expressed appreciation to Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle for recent citations of littering offenders.

 

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court is scheduled for April 5th.

 

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ESCAPEES CAUGHT SHORTLY AFTER RUNNING FROM CASEY COUNTY JAIL

 

On Wednesday, March 10, Deputies were dispatched just before 6am to the Casey County Detention Center where two female inmates had escaped. 

 

The inmates were located in the bed of a truck at Smith Electric at 6:30am. 

 

Deputy Geoffrey Brown arrested Michelle L. Dreyer, 37, of Wilder, and LPD Officer Hunter Christian arrested Victoria J. Jones, 35, of Cincinnati. Both are charged with escape 2nd degree. 

 

Deputy Jayson Grider arrested Larry W. Hager, 37, of Pendleton, during a traffic stop on US 127. Hager is charged with DUI-controlled substance, driving on expired operators license, no insurance, and careless driving. 

 

Hager was also charged by Deputy Geoffrey Brown, along with Michelle L. Kraus, 41, of Covington, who was arrested by LPD Officer Hunter Christian, with escape 2nd degree (complicity) for their part in helping the two inmates escape.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

Christopher B Perin, 32 of Liberty, was arrested for possession of meth, drug paraphernalia, license to be in possession, & no insurance.

 

Victor T Collins, 27 of Lebanon, was arrested for failure to wear seat belts, inadequate silencer, failure to use child restraint device in vehicle, drug paraphernalia, & DUI.

 

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Freddie S Collett, 62 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for trafficking meth over 2 grams 1st degree, persistent felony offender, & possession of a handgun by convicted felon.

 

Tammy L Muncy, 50 of Ashland, was arrested for conspiracy to traffic controlled substance, possession of meth, & tampering with physical evidence.

 

James E Gleason, 35 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for speeding 10 mph over limit, failure to wear seat belts, DUI, resisting arrest, menacing, possession of firearm by convicted felon, possession of meth, drug paraphernalia, & violation of KY EPO/DVO.

 

Malasia R Cool, 27 of Burnside, was arrested for possession of meth, & theft by unlawful taking under $500.

 

Jerry W Reynolds, 34 of Burnside, arrested by Somerset PD, serving parole violation warrant & possession of meth.

 

Waylon L Polston, 35 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset PD for public intoxication – controlled substance, possession drug unspecified 3rd degree, & prescription-controlled substance not in proper container.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Marty A West, 57 of Junction City, arrested by Boyle Co SO for disregarding stop sign, possession of drug unspecified 1st degree, drug paraphernalia, & possession of handgun by convicted felon.

 

Jason A Brown, 39 of Danville, arrested by Boyle Co SO for 2 counts of contempt of court, failure to appear, bail jumping 1st degree, fleeing/evading police 1st degree-motor vehicle & on foot, wanton endangerment 1st degree – police officer, reckless driving, trafficking meth over 2 grams-1st degree, drug paraphernalia, improper signal, disregarding stop sign, resisting arrest, & disorderly conduct 2nd degree.

 

Donald W Jones, 48 of Perryville, was arrested for trafficking meth over 2 grams 1st degree.

 

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Minnie M Peterson, 31 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs PD for possession of meth, & marijuana.

 

Timothy S Miller, 38 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs PD for DUI, possession of meth, marijuana, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

James W Brady, 44, was arrested by Marion Co SO for improper use of blue lights, driving on suspended/revoked OL, no insurance, possession of marijuana, possession of meth, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Lodged in the Marion County Jail.

 

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

 

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SPEDA PROJECT UPDATE

 

Work on a $70 Million dollar project to help expand portions of KY 80 & KY 461, is underway in Pulaski County.

 

According to the Somerset Pulaski County Economic Development Authority, the project is made possible through local, state, and federal legislators and partners.

 

Jeff Henderson has details...

 

 

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2 CITED FOR LITTERING

 

Casey County Sheriff's Office cracking down on litter-bugs.

 

Thursday, after receiving a call of garbage dumped on Calhoun Creek, Sheriff Chad Weddle charged Michael E. Hall, 32, of Liberty, with criminal littering. Hall is to clean up the garbage along with both sides of the road from the junction of Dry Ridge and Calhoun Creek to the bottom of the hill on Calhoun Creek.

 

Wednesday, Sheriff Chad Weddle cited Katie Harris, 19, of Liberty, for criminal littering, after a large amount of trash was dropped on KY 1547. Harris is to remove the trash starting from the junction of W KY 70 to the one mile marker of 1547.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

Corey J Skaggs, 34, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking in meth over 2 grams 1st degree, tampering with physical evidence, & improper signal.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Roger W Baker, 26 of Eubank, arrested by Stanford PD for careless driving, driving on suspended/revoked OL, drug paraphernalia, license to be in possession, & promoting contraband 1st degree.

 

Anna Snow-Bryant, 37 of Stanford, arrested by Lincoln Co SO for trafficking heroin, endangering the welfare of a minor, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

Allison Dean, 27 of Albany, was arrested for 4 counts wanton endangerment 1st degree, possession of drug unspecified 1st degree, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Patricia Reid, 52 of Liberty, arrested by Russell Co SO for failure to wear seat belts, driving on suspended/revoked OL, DUI, trafficking meth over 2 grams 1st degree, trafficking marijuana, drug paraphernalia, & possession of drug unspecified 3rd degree.

 

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

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

 

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LIBERTY WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 

A traffic stop in Russell County Thursday afternoon leads to drug charges. 

 

Deputy Corey Meyer made the stop on Hwy 80 & arrested a former Russell Springs Woman, who now resides in Casey County. 53 year old Patrica A. Reed is charged with Driving on Suspended License, DUI-2nd Offense, Failure to wear Seatbelts, Trafficking in Controlled substance 1st degree-Methamphetamine, Trafficking Marijuana, Possession of Controlled substance 3rd degree, Drug Paraphernalia. 

 

Deputy Ron Golden and K-9 Yogi responded to the scene where the K-9 alerted on the vehicle. Almost 41 grams of Methamphetamine, over $2,600 dollars, and marijuana were located in the vehicle. 

 

Russell Springs Police, & Ky State Police assisted at the scene.

 

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2 ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES AFTER DANVILLE TRAFFIC STOP

 

Two people arrested on drug charges in a Danville traffic stop Tuesday.

 

Boyle County Sheriff's Department K9 Deputy Abbott and Deputy Hopper attempted to stop a Ford Mustang on Commerce Street. The Mustang continued traveling on  Shannon Ave. Deputies were finally able to block the Mustang after it turned into Holiday Inn and continued around the parking lot. 

 

The occupants of the vehicle were identified as 42 year old Max Joseph of Crab Orchard, and Jamie Fleming, age 41, of Danville. Found in their possession was Methamphetamine, Marijuana, scales, distribution bags and US currency.  

 

Both were lodged in the Boyle County Jail on numerous Drug Trafficking charges.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

Larry W Hager, 37 of Falmouth, arrested by Deputy Grider with the Casey Co SO for DUI, driving on expired OL, no insurance, careless driving, & escape 2nd degree – complicity.

 

Michelle L Kraus, 41 of Covington, arrested by Officer Christian with the Liberty PD for DUI-controlled substance, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, escape 2nd degree – complicity.

 

Emily R Crabtree, 54 of Rush, arrested by KSP for trafficking heroin-1st degree-over 2 grams.

 

Katie D Hundley, 27 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for possession of meth 1st degree, drug paraphernalia, possession drug unspecified 3rd degree, & license to be in possession.

 

Leandra J Henry, 26 of Campbellsville, arrested by KSP for possession of meth 1st degree, drug paraphernalia, possession drug unspecified 3rd degree, & serving parole violation warrant.

 

Chaz M Groves, 22 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for possession of meth 1st degree, possession drug unspecified 3rd degree, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Jordan K Luttrell, 27 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co SO for tampering with physical evidence & possession of meth 1st degree.

 

Larry R Hogue, 36 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co SO for no registration plates/receipt, driving on suspended/revoked OL, no insurance, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, & possession of meth 1st degree.

 

Kasey R Hall, 26 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for trafficking in controlled substance 1st offense, trafficking in heroin & drug unspecified 1st degree, tampering with physical evidence, possession of firearm by convicted felon, & engaging in organized crime.

 

Heather M Artrip, 34 of Ashland, arrested by KSP for possession of meth 1st degree.

 

Kristin N Pritchard, 36 of Barbourville, WV, arrested by KSP for burglary 3rd degree, identity theft, & possession of meth 1st degree.

 

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

 

Alex Oakes, 34 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs PD for drug paraphernalia, possession of meth 1st degree, & failure to appear.

 

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

 

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

 

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LIBERTY MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

A Liberty man arrested Tuesday on drug charges.

 

Deputy Jayson Grider, with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office, arrested 32 year old Dustin K. Luttrell during a traffic stop on Rule St. 

 

Luttrell is charged with:
- failure to or improper signal
- license plate not legible
- no registration plates/receipt
- no insurance
- possession of methamphetamine-1st degree, 2nd offense
- drug paraphernalia
- DUI-controlled substance
- possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

 

Liberty Police Chief, Steven Garrett, and K9 Mako assisted.

 

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PULASKI COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Pulaski County Fiscal Court met Tuesday.

 

Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...

 

 

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

Joseph D Phelps, 27 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset PD for criminal trespassing 3rd degree, possession meth-1st degree, possession 2nd degree-drug unspecified, & public intoxication – controlled substance.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Joey W Johnson, 48, was arrested for possession meth-2nd offense, promoting contraband 1st degree, possession of firearm by convicted felon, & possession of handgun by convicted felon.

 

Kayla D Mann, 33, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for possession 3rd degree – drug unspecified, possession meth & heroin – 1st degree, drug paraphernalia, & probation violation.

 

Tracy Stevens, 33, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for driving on suspended/revoked OL, possession 3rd degree – drug unspecified, & 2 counts of probation violation.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Amber Clements, 36 of Danville, arrested by Lincoln Co SO for possession of heroin-1st degree.

 

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

Jeffery D Milburn, 52 of Somerset, arrested by Russell Springs PD for trafficking meth-1st degree-over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia, & possession of firearm by convicted felon.

 

Jay Faulkner, 31 of Nancy, arrested by Russell Springs PD for no brake lights, no registration plates, no insurance, failure to notify DOT of address change, insufficient head lamps, possession of firearm by convicted felon, trafficking meth-1st degree-over 2 grams, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

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

 

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CASEY COUNTY MAN CITED FOR THREATENING FIREFIGHTER

 

A Casey County man was cited after he allegedly made threats against a first responder.

 

On February 28th, Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle cited 32 year old Timothy Pittman, of Liberty, on charges of disorderly conduct-2nd degree, and menacing, after Pittman made threats to a volunteer firefighter that was blocking traffic during flooding. 

 

Pittman then proceeded to drive into flood waters where a rescue had just taken place.

 

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SOMERSET CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

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

 

 

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CASEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING REPORT

 

Superintendent, Marion Sowders, comments from last nights meeting of the Casey County Board of Education...

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

 

Liberty City Council made in regular session Monday.

 

Chuck Dorman advised the council concerning the bridge on Napier Street. The bridge was damaged due to an auto accident some time ago, and has been deteriorating. 

 

 

Mayor Steven Brown said the council will seek an assessment by the state, and consult with local contractors to see what can be done to repair the bridge.

 

It was another long meeting with a very lengthy debate concerning utility rates for water and sewer. A proposal was made to leave the water rates unchanged, and adjust sewer rates to $12.50 per thousand gallons. The council approved a first reading of that ordinance. A second reading will have to be approved before any changes can be made.

 

The council also voted to pay for dumpster usage for flood victims concerning the 35 businesses affected. In addition the water and sewer bill for those affected businesses will remain the same as the previous month.

 

The council then went into executive session to discuss the acquisition of real property.

 

The next regular meeting of the Liberty City Council will be April 12th.

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

Jaylan S Waddle, 25 of Liberty, was arrested by KSP for drug paraphernalia & possession of methamphetamine.

 

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Dustin D Malicoat, 31 of Bronston, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for driving on DUI suspended OL, no insurance, improper registration plate, no registration receipt, theft of motor vehicle registration plate, open alcohol container in motor vehicle, license to be in possession, & DUI.

 

Rachel K Petriw, 36 of Science Hill, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for failure to appear & possession of methamphetamine.

 

David A Letner, 35 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for driving on a suspended/revoked OL, DUI, trafficking heroin over 2 grams & methamphetamine over 2 grams, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Dwayne Ballou, 60 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams.

 

Cynthia A Johnson, 43 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for driving on suspended/revoked OL, DUI, trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams & drug unspecified, trafficking in controlled substance 2nd & 3rd degree-unspecified, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Melissa M Lykins, 49 of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for possession/trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams, & drug paraphernalia.

 

John L Lykins, 53 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for possession/trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams, & drug paraphernalia.

 

James D Brown, 45 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside PD for trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams & carfentanil/fentanyl derivatives (2nd offenses).

 

Dustin A Girdler, 36 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co SO for theft by unlawful taking over $500, wanton endangerment 1st degree-police officer, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree-on foot, & possession of methamphetamine.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

 

Samantha D Keith, 29, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, trafficking methamphetamine-over 2 grams-2nd offense, drug paraphernalia, & possession of controlled substance 2nd degree-unspecified.

 

John W Huffman, 37, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking meth-over 2 grams-2nd offense, improper signal, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Shelly D Burton, 30, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for drug paraphernalia & trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams.

 

Daniel L Lawhorn, 41, was arrested for trafficking controlled substance 1st degree/2nd offense – drug unspecified.

 

Bryson D Sleet, 23, was arrested for possession of cocaine, methamphetamine, & drug unspecified & trafficking meth-over 2 grams-2nd offense.

 

James R Haddock, 42, was arrested for theft by failure to make disposition of property over $500, possession of cocaine, & marijuana.

 

Joshua B Ferguson, 37, was arrested for flagrant non-support, criminal possession of forged instrument 2nd degree, & possession of methamphetamine & heroin.

 

Adam T Waddle, 24, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for 2 counts of possession of meth, & trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree-unspecified.

 

Timothy J Buis, 53, was arrested by Pulaski Co SO for trafficking meth-over 2 grams.

 

Jaime N Fleming, 41, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking marijuana, & meth-over 2 grams, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Max B Joseph, 42, was arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking marijuana, trafficking meth-over 2 grams-2nd offense, drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree-motor vehicle, improper signal, & rear license not illuminated.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

Janet R King, 38 of Olive Hill, arrested by KSP for identity theft, possession of firearm by convicted felon, & possession of controlled substance 1st degree–drug unspecified.

 

Amanda K Valandingham, 41 of Olive Hill, arrested by KSP for possession of controlled substance 1st degree–heroin.

 

Jessica M Sincell, 34 of Grayson, arrested by KSP for trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree–drug unspecified.

 

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Nicholas L Hughes, 30 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset PD for wanton endangerment 1st degree, murder–police officer, fleeing/evading police 1st degree–motor vehicle, criminal mischief 1st degree, reckless driving, disregarding stop sign, disregarding traffic light, possession of marijuana, & resisting arrest.

 

Natasha L Morrow, 28 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset PD for cultivating in marijuana.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Faith L Taylor, 41, was arrested by Harrodsburg PD for possession of controlled substance 1st degree–methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, & no insurance.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Melissa A Stancill, 40, was arrested for possession of controlled substance 3rd degree–drug unspecified & prescription-controlled substance not in proper container.

 

Lodged in the Marion County Jail.

 

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

 

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BURGLARY INVESTIGATION

 

Two Lincoln County residents have been arrested on burglary charges, and investigators are searching for a third person involved.


On Monday, Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle arrested Steven Snyder, 41, of Stanford, and Carolyn Barrett, 35, of Waynesburg. Both admitted to entering a home and outbuilding on KY 198 and taking items along with Breanna Carroll.


Both are charged with numerous counts of Burglary. Snyder was also charged with some drug offenses.


Snyder was also arrested on a Lincoln County warrant for failure to pay child support and a Garrard County warrant for fleeing or evading police 1st degree.


Sheriff Weddle asks, if you know the whereabouts of Breanna Carroll, call the tip-line at  606-787-9411.

 

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

Kenneth J Creighton, 67 of Liberty, arrested by Officer Smith with Liberty PD for careless driving, no insurance, failure to notify DOT of address change, possession of open alcohol container in motor vehicle, driving on suspended/revoked OL, DUI, possession of marijuana, & drug paraphernalia.

 

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Ronald L Coffman Jr., 37, arrested by Boyle Co SO for failure to appear, trafficking in methamphetamine over 2 grams, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, & driving on a suspended/revoked OL.

 

Anrique G Ellery, 24, arrested by Boyle Co SO for trafficking in marijuana, drug paraphernalia, & failure to appear.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Gerald J Popplewell, 45 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Co SO for DUI, possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, & tampering with physical evidence.

 

David W Passmore, 42 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Co SO for failure to appear, contempt of court, & trafficking methamphetamine over 2 grams.

 

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

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

 

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STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL POSTPONED

 

Due to the continued serious flooding across many parts of central & eastern Ky, the National Weather Service offices, & Ky Emergency Management Agency have agreed to postpone the Statewide Tornado Drill that was scheduled for 10:07amET this morning (3/3/21).

 

They will reschedule the test & send out the new date/time.

 

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CASEY COUNTY SCHOOLS BACK TO IN-PERSON LEARNING TODAY

 

Casey County Schools return to in-person learning today (3-3-21), however some area roads are still impassible for busses.

 

Superintendent Marion Sowders...

 

 

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FLOOD CLEAN-UP

 

Clean-up continues today as several area businesses & homes were affected by weekend flooding. 

 

The flood waters rose and fell fairly quickly, but left behind devastating mess and debris.

 

The disaster is reminiscent of the flood event that happened a little over a decade ago. Some residents say they experienced flooding Sunday night, into Monday morning, in areas they've never seen before.

 

Nikki Johnson, with the Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce is helping co-ordinate volunteers on the Chamber Facebook page.

 

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

Steven Snyder, 41 of Stanford, was arrested by Casey Co Sheriff Chad Weddle for burglary 2nd & 3rd degree, theft by unlawful taking over $500, possession of controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, fleeing/evading police 1st degree – motor vehicle & contempt of court.

 

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Sarah Randolph, 31 of Stanford, was arrested by Lincoln Co SO for trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree/1st offense – methamphetamine over 2 gram & drug paraphernalia.

 

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session yesterday.

 

Sandy Simpson, a representative from James Comer‘s office, addressed the court. Simpson met with several local business owners and first responders Monday concerning the recent flooding in the area. She said Representative Comer extended his sympathy to the residents and businesses in Casey County, and that he was eager to be of assistance.

 

 

Under general business, the magistrates voted to accept pre-audit excess fees from the Clerk's office and Casey County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Also under general business, Anita Sellers was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Casey county library board due to a resignation. Her term will expire in August 2022.

 

Under Road business Casey County Judge Executive Randy Dial stated that he had declared a state of emergency due to the recent flooding, and that he will be applying for FEMA funds for disaster relief. He said there had been extensive flood damage at the Ag Center & Gateway Park, as well as several area roads and businesses.

 

Under jail business, Judge Dial, and Jailer Tommy Miller, have been discussing changes to medical services at the jail. Mr. Miller estimates proposed changes could potentially result in savings of about $150,000 annually, while keeping current doctors and nurses on staff.

 

There was a lengthy discussion concerning recent garbage buildup along county roadways due to an increase in public littering, and the fact that there are no inmates available, as well as jail staff to supervise roadside cleanup. With current Covid restrictions, it is unclear when that will be able to resume.

 

Under miscellaneous business, Judge Dial says there are positions available at the Central Kentucky Ag Expo Center. They are looking to hire, however they've had very few applications submitted.

 

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

 

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