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May 17, 2018

Speed limit on Partridge Lane lowered to 20 MPH; All court members up for re-election, meeting short and 'sorta sweet'

LAZER lists Lawrence Co. salaries for 18-19 fiscal year

LOUISA, Ky. -- The Lawrence County fiscal court met on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, those in attendance were Judge John Osborne, Magistrate Earl Boggs, Magistrate Rick Blackburn, Magistrate Morris Howard and Magistrate John Lemaster. The meeting was called to order after the opening prayer and pledge.

Judge/Executive John Osborne sat next to a potential rival for his $89,000 job, Republican Earl Boggs at Tuesday's Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court meeting while Magistrate Rick Blackburn, also a Republican up for re-election in District 4, listens carefully..Judge/Executive John Osborne sat next to a potential rival for his $89,000 job, Republican Earl Boggs at Tuesday's Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court meeting while Magistrate Rick Blackburn, also a Republican up for re-election in District 4, listens carefully..

Lawrence County Fiscal Court, May 15, 2018

*  Motion by Earl Boggs, second by John Lemaster approved minutes at the April 17, 2018 regular meeting.

*  A motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn approved treasures request.

*  A motion by Earl Boggs, second by Rick Blackburn approved bills.
Motion by Rick Blackburn, second by John Lemaster approved treasures report.

*  Motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn approved recurring expenses for fiscal year 18/19.

*  Motion by Morris Howard, second by Earl Boggs set salaries fiscal year 2018–20 19. “There were not many changes in the salary schedules for the new year,” Osborne said. "The judge's salary every two weeks is $3,341.53 which is exactly what the sheriff’s is as well. That is followed by the County Atty. of $1909.44 every 2 weeks." (See complete list of salaries HERE)

John J. Lemaster was deep in thought during the meeting. Lemaster will be seeking his third term on the court this year.John J. Lemaster was deep in thought during the meeting. Lemaster will be seeking his third term on the court this year.*  Motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn approved health insurance renewal. (No price given)

*  A motion by Morris Howard, second by John Lemaster to authorize the clerk to advertise for bids on gravel, blacktop, pipe and fuel.

*  Motion by Earl Biggs, second by John Lemaster approved personnel policy and procedures and administrative code.

*  Motion by John Lemaster second by Rick Blackburn to reduce the speed limit on Partridge Lane to 20 mph.

*  A motion by Morris Howard second byJohn Lemaster accepted bids on road salt with Judge and Co Attorney.

*  Motion by Earl Boggs, second by John Lemaster approved agreement and resolution for county road aid cooperative program between the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation and Lawrence County fiscal Court.

*  Motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn approved payment for the Hickman Fork bridge construction.

 

The meeting was then adjourned .

May 15, 2018

LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - MAY 8-14, 2018

MAY 15, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN


From 12:01 A.M. May 8 thru to 11:59 P.M., May 14, there were at least 106 individuals who were arrested and were brought to be lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of those 106 or so, 17 of those arrested were from Lawrence County.

For most of last week, the number of arrests went substantially down in our area, which for a few days lowered the number of inmates being housed at the BSRDC. At the end of last week the number went down from the mid 350s at the beginning of May, to at the 310s. But arrests went back up over the weekend and thru Monday, raising the number of inmates being housed at the BSRDC

As of 6:00 A.M., Tuesday morning May 15, there were 336 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 50% over capacity. For comparison, the Pike County Detention Center in Pikeville, Kentucky, as of 6 A.M. Tuesday morning, May 15, has 371 inmates booked, in a facility that designated maximum capacity is for 400 inmates. That is at just over 94% capacity.

Another 4 Lawrence County residents were arrested in neighboring Kentucky counties ( 1 in Martin County, 2 in Johnson County and 1 Louisa resident arrested in northern Kentucky, not to far from Cincinnati).

The names and criminal charges of the latest 17 Lawrence County arrests ( and the 4 out of county arrests) are the following:

 

Trina CopleyTrina CopleyTrena Copley, 49, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on May 9, 2018, at 6:56 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

Robert A. WoodsRobert A. WoodsRobert A. Woods, 37, of Louisa, was arrested on May 9, 2018, at 8:45 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 10 D.U. DRUG UNSPECIFIED), • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE) [ 2 SEPARATE CHARGE COUNTS ], DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS ( 2 SEPARATE CHARGE COUNTS).

 

 

 

 

 

Josh RayJosh RayJosh Ray, 37, of Ashland, Kentucky; was arrested on May 10, 2018, at 5:13 A.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alisha MarlinAlisha MarlinAlisha Marlin, 38, of Grayson, Kentucky; was taken into custody and booked on May 10, 2018, at 11:56 P.M., in the Lawrence County Court, by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Arthur MullettJames Arthur MullettJames Arthur Mullett, 35, of Louisa, was arrested on May 11, 2018, at 1:20 A.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • MENACING.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roger BARNESRoger BARNESRoger Barnes, 32, of Louisville, Kentucky; was taken into custody and booked on May 11, 2018, at 2:40 A.M., in the Lawrence County Court, by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael CooperMichael CooperMichael Cooper, 33, of Nicholasville, Kentucky; was taken into custody and booked on May 11, 2018, at 2:53 A.M., in the Lawrence County Court, by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Erin CantrellErin CantrellErin Cantrell, 20, of Louisa, was arrested on May 11, 2018, at 4:23 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandi FanninBrandi FanninBrandi D. Fannin, 35, of Tomahawk, Kentucky; was arrested on May 12, 2018, at 4:45 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500, • CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 2ND DEGREE, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE), • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED.

 

 

 

 

 

Elvis SpenceElvis SpenceElvis Spence, 50, of Tomahawk, Kentucky; was arrested on May 12, 2018, at 4:46 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 2ND DEGREE, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
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Mark M. MolletteMark M. MolletteMark M. Mollette, 42, of Tomahawk, Kentucky; was arrested on May 12, 2018, at 5:05 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 2ND DEGREE, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE), • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.

 

 

 

 

 


Martin WinburnMartin WinburnMartin Winburn, 18, of Grayson, Kentucky; was arrested on May 12, 2018, at 10:29 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • RECKLESS DRIVING, • FAILURE TO OR IMPROPER SIGNAL.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Harold Robert JohnsonHarold Robert JohnsonHarold Robert Johnson, 40, of Tomahawk, Kentucky; was arrested on May 13, 2018, at 2:44 A.M., by deputy Mack Wilhite of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/ INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATING LICENSE, • FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT) • FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Paul MullettChristopher Paul MullettChristopher Paul Mullett, 39 of Louisa, was arrested on May 13, 2018, at 6:58 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED, • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 


David Ray FitchpatrickDavid Ray FitchpatrickDavid Ray Fitchpatrick, 39, of Louisa, was arrested on May 14, 2018, at 1:200 A.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY, • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) NO VISIBLE INJURY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sadie M. NapierSadie M. NapierSadie M. Napier, 36, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on May 14, 2018, at 2:00 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dustin L. ShookDustin L. ShookDustin L. Shook, 37, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on May 14, 2018, at 2:05 P.M., by sergeant Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY DECEPTION-INCLUDE COLD CHECKS UNDER/$500 ( 4 SEPARATE CHARGE COUNTS ).

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Keith A. PenixKeith A. PenixKeith A. Penix, 27, of Louisa, was arrested on May 8, 2018, at 10:19 P.M., by trooper Joseph of the Kentucky State Police-Post 9-Dry Ridge, Ky ( Grant County ), and was charged with: • ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIME.



 

 

 

 

 

Richard PackRichard PackRichard Pack, 40, of Louisa, was arrested in Martin County on May 11, 2018, at 2:47 P.M., by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY).



 

 

 

 

 

Walter D. WebbWalter D. WebbWalter D. Webb, 63, of Louisa, was arrested in Boyd County on May 11, 2018, at 2:26 P.M., by officer Donald A. Floyd of the Ashland Police Department, and was charged with: • FAILURE TO APPEAR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jospeh C. BurgessJospeh C. BurgessJospeh C. Burgess, 51, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked in Johnson County on May 14, 2018, at 7:04 P.M., by officer Zachary Mitchell, of the Paintsville Police Department , to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

May 14, 2018

Ky. Secretary of State announces shortage of poll workers for May 22 Primary election

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 14, 2018) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Monday issued a call for more poll workers for the May 22 Primary Election.

"It takes 15,000 poll workers to conduct our elections across Kentucky. In each cycle, the State Board of Elections and our county clerks and local parties work hard to recruit poll workers to conduct our elections at the local level," Grimes said. "This year, we are facing a shortage, so we need more Kentuckians to answer the call and sign up."

Voters interested in serving as poll workers are encouraged to call 502-782-7402 before 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 16.

Poll workers must be registered voters. An individual cannot serve if he or she is a candidate, has changed their party affiliation within the last year, or in a precinct where a spouse or an immediate relative is a candidate on the ballot.

Voters appointed as poll workers must attend a required training session before Election Day.

Poll workers are paid a minimum of $10 for attending a mandatory training session before Election Day, and a minimum of $60 per Election Day, as well as additional payment for mileage. Each county board of elections sets the rate for compensation.

 

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