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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.

 

May 12, 2018

Lawrence County Fiscal Court

May 15, 2018

Regular Meeting Agenda

10:00 a.m.

 

AGENDA

  1. Opening Prayer
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Call Meeting to Order
  4. Approve Minutes of the April 17, 2018 Regular Meeting
  5. Approve Treasurer’s Request
  6. Approve Bills
  7. Approve Treasurer’s Report
  8. Approve 1st Reading of FY 18/19 Budget
  9. Approve Recurring Expenses FY 18/19
  10. Set Salaries FY 18/19
  11. Approve Health Insurance Renewal
  12. Authorize Clerk to advertise for bids on gravel, blacktop, pipe, fuel, etc.
  13. Approve Personnel Policy & Procedures and Administrative Code
  14. Approve Speed Limit Reduction on Partridge Lane to 20mph
  15. Accept Bids on Road Salt (KACO) with Judge and Co. Attorney Approval
  16. Approve Agreement and Resolution for County Road Aid Cooperative Program between Commonwealth of Ky. Transportation and LC Fiscal Court
  17. Kentucky Wired to Speak
  18. Approve Payment to E & E Construction for Hickman Fork Bridge
  19. Public comments
  20. Adjourn

May 9, 2018

LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - APRIL 30-MAY 7, 2018

MAY 8, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

 

From 12:01 A.M. April 30 thru to 11:59 P.M., May 7, there were at least 112 individuals who were arrested and were brought to be lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of those 140 or so, eight of those arrested were from Lawrence County.

As of 8 P.M., Tuesday evening May 8, there were 323 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 49% overcapacity. For comparison, the Pike County Detention Center in Pikeville, Kentucky, as of 8 P.M. Tuesday evening May 8, has 370 inmates booked, in a facility that designated maximum capacity is for 400 inmates. That is at 95% capacity.

But the numbers of inmates being currently lodged at the BSRDC are lower than they were at the end of April into the first of May, as the number of arrests in the Big Sandy region have gone down in the last several days since before and over this past weekend.

Another 4 Lawrence County residents were arrested in neighboring Kentucky counties ( 2 in Martin County, 2 in Johnson County ).

The names and criminal charges of the latest 8 Lawrence County arrests ( and the 4 out of county arrests) are the following:



Richard HuntRichard HuntRichard Hunt, 18, of Warfield, Kentucky; was arrested on April 30, 2018, at 7:46 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500,

• UNLAWFUL TRANSACTION W/MINOR 3RD DEGREE.



 

 

 

 

 

Waymond D. CarrWaymond D. CarrWaymond D. Carr, 65, of Louisville, Ky; was arrested on May 2, 2018, at 1:33 A.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,

• POSSESSION OF OPEN ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN MOTOR VEHICLE PROHIBITED..

 

 

 

 

 

Travis FallsTravis FallsTravis Falls, 38, of Louisa, was arrested on May 2, 2018, at 12:14 P.M., in the Lawrence County Court by court security officer Karl Adkins. of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with, via a grand jury indictment:

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



 

 

 

 

Melvin G. HarmonMelvin G. HarmonMelvin G. Harmon, 27, of Webbville, Kentucky; was taken into custody and booked on May 2, 2018, at 12:21 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Michael P. McCormickMichael P. McCormickMichael P. McCormick, 56, of Louisa, was arrested on May 2, 2018, at 1:47 P.M., by sergeant Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• FUGITIVE FROM ANOTHER STATE - WARRANT REQUIRED.



 

 

 

 

 

Thomas M. ParkerThomas M. ParkerThomas M. Parker, 68, of Louisa, was arrested on May 4, 2018, at 8:07 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS /ETC. .08 - 2ND OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

Kibbey D. GollihueKibbey D. GollihueKibbey D. Gollihue, 26, of Grayson, Kentucky; was arrested on May 5, 2018, at 3:09 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert CyrusRobert CyrusRobert Cyrus, 33, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on May 7, 2018, at 9:38 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • UNAUTHORIZED USE OF MOTOR VEHICLE-1ST OFFENSE, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE).


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Audrey HornAudrey HornAudrey Horn, 30, of Louisa, was arrested in Johnson County on April 30, 2018, at 9:18 P.M., by officer Keith Maynard, of the Paintsville Police Department, and was charged with:

• PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR FELONY OFFENSE).



 

 

 

 

David A HarmonDavid A HarmonDavid A Harmon, 57, of Louisa, was arrested in Martin County on May 1, 2018, at 2:26 P.M., by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE).



 

 

 

 

 

James R. CastleJames R. CastleJames R. Castle, 53, of Louisa, was arrested in Johnson County on May 3, 2018, at 10:49 A.M., by deputy Steven Sluss, of the Johnson County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY).



 

 

 

 

James W. HarlessJames W. HarlessJames W. Harless, 51, of Louisa, was arrested in Martin County on May 5, 2018, at 3:00 P.M., by deputy Michael Adams of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE),

• OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS /ETC. .08 - 3RD OFFENSE,

• TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE,

• PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER I,

• REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED.

 

 

 

 

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