The area's leading online source for news!
Louisa-Lawrence Co, KY

In God We Trust - Established 2008

Menu

June 9, 2018

 

 

THE MEETING FOR AMENDMENT 6 WAS OVER EXCESS FUNDS THAT THE COUNTY WASN'T EXPECTING WHEN THE BUDGET WAS SET. IT LASTED ALL OF 20 SECONDS AND WAS PRETTY STRAIGHT TO THE POINT.

Special Fiscal Court Meeting

The Lawrence County Fiscal Court held a Special Meeting on Friday morning June 8  to approve the first reading of Budget Amendment # 6.

This amendment to the County's budget was due to unexpected overages. Each year, a certain amount of revenue from various sources is expected and the budget is set accordingly. In this case, however, the county has received larger amounts that initially anticipated and, in order to be able to use those funds, the planned use must be approved by the Fiscal Court.

Amendment 6 requests to earmark the excess money into various funds used by the county.

Judge Executive Osborne has requested that the General Fund would be increased by $98,178.74.

Judge Osborne's office is also seeking to earmark $86,794.70 to the road fund, as road conditions in the county are always a major problem for residents.

With the influx of arrests in recent months, Amendment 6 is also seeking an additional $34,208.21 for the jail fund. The money can't be used in just any way the judge sees fit. It becomes a part of the regular budget and the judge must seek approval from the Fiscal Court.

The excess money is already in various accounts but Judge Osborne is seeking permission to move it all around for what he sees as most pertinent for Lawrence County and it's residents.

The amendment, as presented to the Fiscal Court, shows which funds money will be transferred out of.

A motion was made and seconded with unanimous approval.

 

June 3, 2018

JUNE 3, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

From 12:01 A.M. May 23 thru to 11:59 P.M., May 31, there were at least 102 individuals who were arrested and brought to be lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of those 102 or so, 14 of those arrested were from Lawrence County.

As of 6:00 A.M., Sunday morning June 3, there were 357 inmates lodged at Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville; in which the maximum designated capacity for the BSRDC is to hold 225 inmates. That is just under 59% overcapacity, and an all time high for the BSRDC. For comparison, the Pike County Detention Center in Pikeville, Kentucky, as of 8 A.M. Tuesday morning, May 29, has 394 inmates booked, in a facility that designated maximum capacity is for 400 inmates. That is at 98.5% capacity.

Another 4 Lawrence County residents were arrested elsewhere: 2 in Johnson County, 2 in Boyd County, and 1 Louisa resident who was transported to Carter County Ky. on a federal case by the U.S. Marshals Service.

The names and criminal charges of the latest 14 Lawrence County arrests ( and the 4 out of county arrests) are the following:



Kimbery MaynardKimbery MaynardKimberly Maynard, 20, of Louisa, was arrested on May 23, 2018, at 5:40 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• FAILURE TO APPEAR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry DanielsJerry DanielsJerry Daniels, 70, of Ulysses, Kentucky; was arrested on May 23, 2018, at 11:07 P.M., by trooper Bryan Layne of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with:

• ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (NO VISIBLE INJURY).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earl R. judeEarl R. judeEarl R. Jude, 30, of Tomahawk, Kentucky; was arrested on May 24, 2018, at 7:17 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION AUTO - $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000.

• PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER II.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Robert Parker Robert ParkerRobert Parker, 35, of Blaine, Kentucky; was taken into custody and booked on May 25, 2018, at 12:51 A.M., in the Lawrence County Court, by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentences

• CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Q. CyrusJoshua Q. CyrusJoshua Q. Cyrus, 43, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked on May 25, 2018, at 1:40 P.M., in the Lawrence County Court, by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with

• ASSAULT, 2ND DEGREE,

• INTIMIDATING A PARTICIPANT IN THE LEGAL PROCESS.



 

 

 

 

Segar AdkinsSegar AdkinsSegar Adkins, 19, of Louisa, was arrested on May 25, 2018, at 11:09 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$500,

• SERVING 2 BENCH WARRANTS FOR COURT,

• RECKLESS DRIVING,

• FAILURE OF NON-OWNER OPERATOR TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY,1ST OFFENSE,

• OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REV OPERATORS LICENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

Charles James HensleyCharles James HensleyCharles James Hensley, 22, of Louisa, was arrested on May 26 ,2018, at 1:04 A.M., by deputy Mack Wilhite of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• SERVING PAROLE VIOLATION WARRANT,

• SERVING 2 BENCH WARRANTS FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tabitha JudeTabitha JudeTabitha Jude, 47, of Louisa, was arrested on May 28, 2018, at 11:45 P.M., by a trooper of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with:

• PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin LesterKevin LesterKevin Lester, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on May 29, 2018, at 3:44 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin P. AccordBenjamin P. AccordBenjamin P. Accord, 47, of Louisa, was arrested on May 29, 2018, at 6:57 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS,

• OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE,

• IMPROPER REGISTRATION PLATE,

• NO REGISTRATION PLATES,

• FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE,

• CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL /SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.
.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jake WrightJake WrightJake Wright, 29, of Louisa, was arrested on May 30, 2018, at 2:08 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.



 

 

 

 

 

Christopher A. SkaggsChristopher A. SkaggsChristopher A. Skaggs, 40 of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested on May 31, 2018, at 7:32 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT,

• FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS

• DRIVING DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE - 1ST OFFENSE (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaitlin RinerKaitlin RinerKaitlin Riner, 23, of Louisa, was arrested on May 31,2018, at 11:28 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE),

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert CyrusRobert CyrusRobert Cyrus, 33, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on May 31,2018, at 11:39 P.M., by patrolman officer Shane James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE),

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

 

 

 



 

 

 

 


Douglas CastleDouglas CastleDouglas Castle, 52, of Louisa, was arrested in Johnson County on May 23, 2018, at 1:10 P.M., by an officer of the Painstsville Police Department, and was charged with:

• SERVING WARRANT FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY.



 

 

 

 

 

Rebeka K. LyonsRebeka K. LyonsRebeca K. Lyons, 38, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked in Johnson on May 23, 2018, at 1:52 P.M., by the Johnson County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentences

• CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 

 

 

Steve Ray MeeksSteve Ray MeeksSteve Ray Meeks, 62, of Louisa, was placed in the Carter County Detention Center, in Grayson, Ky., on May 23, 2018, at 3:27 P.M., by the U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE, for the status of:

• FEDERAL PRISONER HELD-IN TRANSIT/COURT/ SERVEOUT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracy H. SmithTracy H. SmithTracy H. Smith, 53, of Louisa, was arrested in Boyd County on May 30, 2018, at 2:24 P.M., by an officer of the Catlettsburg Police Department, and was charged with:

• SPEEDING 18 MPH OVER LIMIT,

• NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 1, 2018

Lawrence man arrested for DUI, leaving scene of Accident, Reckless driving.Lawrence man arrested for DUI, leaving scene of Accident, Reckless driving.

LOUISA POINT SECTION -- On May 29, 2018 around 10:30 pm Lawrence County E911 received a call in reference to a hit and run collision in the Point Section area of South Hwy 3 near Louisa.

According to the caller a white Chevrolet Duelly pickup had left the
scene of a collision heading South. While en route to the collision scene Deputy Mason Keefer came upon a second collision involving the white Duelly.

Upon investigation it was learned that Ricky Locklear, 57 of
Louisa had been traveling South on Hwy 3 when he abruptly slowed down in front of a vehicle driven by a juvenile, causing a collision.

After the collision Locklear fled the scene striking the guardrail multiple times and several mailboxes before running off the roadway at the intersection of South Hwy 3 and Hwy 644. Locklear was found to be intoxicated and was transported to TRMC due to injuries sustained in the second collision.

Locklear was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Reckless Driving and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 2nd offense.

Assisting were Louisa Police Department, Louisa Fire Department and Netcare Ambulance.

Deputy Keefer is in charge of the investigation.

 

   OUR LAZER SPONSERS

  Krik Law

SOMEMRSEP