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July 3, 2018

A Louisa man misjudged the crossing and failed to notice an oncoming CSX train heading northbound and clipped the train with the front of his SUV this morning in downtown LouisaA Louisa man misjudged the crossing and failed to notice an oncoming CSX train heading northbound and clipped the train with the front of his SUV this morning in downtown Louisa

 

LOUISA, KY. -- On July 3, 2018 @ 09:28am the Louisa Police and Fire Departments responded to a vehicle versus train collision on Franklin Street.

Sgt. Ed Cordle discovered upon arrival that Victor Penix, 49 of Louisa, had misjudged the crossing and failed to notice an oncoming CSX train heading northbound. Mr. Penix attempted to back his vehicle up but was unable to clear the tracks causing the train to clip the front bumper of his 2002 GMC SUV.

No injuries were reported at the scene. The train suffered little to no damage, Penix' vehicle was able to be driven from the scene.

 

 

June 28, 2018

 

LOUISA, KY. -- In what was the last meeting of the current fiscal year Tuesday, the Lawrence County Fiscal Court cleaned up loose ends in the budget and awarded contracts for gravel, pipe and other materials for the upcoming year which begins July 1.

The meeting was postponed from its regular date (June 19) for a week because of other obligations by court members.

The official minutes of the meeting include the following information:

Meeting Opening

Opening Prayer

Pledge of Allegiance

Call Meeting to Order

Minutes and budget amendments

*  Approved minutes of the May 15, 2018

*  Approved 2nd Reading of FY18/19 Budget - This was to approve office and grant writing personnel in the judge's office to work with FEMA

*  Approved 2nd Reading of Budget Amendment #6 in which an unforseen budget surplus of more than $100,000 was added to the county's funding where most needed.

*  Approved Treasurer's Request

*  Approved Bills

*  Approved Treasurer's Report

*  Approved Applicant Agents Renewal FEMA - This was to approve office and grant writing personnel in the judge's office to work with FEMA

*  Approved Saddle Club Agreement — Extension to the existing boundary of the camp near Pleasant View Ridge adjacent to Ky. Rt. 215. Jim Smith, president of Lawrence Co. Saddle Club sent word to the court that his group would like to propose the development of 16 new campsites on the property. Motion by Rick Blackburn and second by Morris Howard. 

*  Authorized Clerk Chris Jobe to Advertise Surplus Property

*  Approve 4th of July Donation - $1,000. to City of Louisa.

*  Awarded Bids on Materials (gravel, blacktop, gas etc.) TO FOLLOWING COMPANIES. THE BID AWARD WAS SPLIT AND CERTAIN SIZE GRAVEL AND STONE WERE AWARDED INDIVIDUALLY THEY WERE FOR PIPE 

GRAVEL - Lawrence Co. Sand and stone, Big sandy Resources, Hanson Aggregate, Mountain Materials (Valley and Brushy), McKinney Hauling (for emergency situations),

BLACKTOP- American Asphalt of W.Va., Mountain Enterprises,

GAS & PIPE — BPI Plant, PIPE, -Consolidated Pipe and Supply Co., Ky. Contractor’s Supply. 

 

*  AEP Grant Money (Catrina Vargo) $101, 350 for an economic development from AEP. Moving towards gaining 85 acres from old Ky. Power.

CATRINA VARGO: "Funds from this grant will be used for required environmental studies at the industrial park located at the KY Power site, which is approximately 85 acres"CATRINA VARGO: "Funds from this grant will be used for required environmental studies at the industrial park located at the KY Power site, which is approximately 85 acres""We received the KEAP grant in the amount of $101,350. Funds from this grant will be used for required environmental studies at the industrial park located at the KY Power site, which is approximately 85 acres," Econimic Development adviser for the fiscal court, said. "These studies along with other requirements must be done in order for the park to move forward."

Vargo said several companies have shown interest in the site which is located adjacent to both, interstate, rail and river transportation.

"Companies have already shown interest in this site because of its prime location. We are working closely with One East Kentucky; doing everything we can to get a company in that park, but it must be move-in ready before a tenant can occupy it, Vargo said."

 


Public comments -- None.

Adjourn

 

June 23, 2018

LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - JUNE 17-22, 2018

JUNE 23, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

In the first 8 days in June, there were 14 arrests in Lawrence County, Since then, over the following 14 days, there have been 16 arrests in Lawrence County.

From 12:01 A.M. June 17 thru to 4:00 P.M., June 22, there were at least 73 individuals who were arrested and were brought to be lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of those 73 or so, just 9 of those arrested were from Lawrence County. Another 3 Lawrence County residents were arrested elsewhere: ( 1 in Martin County, 1 in Johnson County and 1 in Madison County ).

The names and criminal charges of the latest 9 Lawrence County arrests (and the 3 out of county arrests) are the following:

 

Micheal AndersonMicheal AndersonMicheal Anderson, 28, of South Point, Ohio; was arrested on June 18, 2018, at 7:48 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Erin BrownErin BrownErin Brown, 32, of South Point, Ohio; was arrested on June 18, 2018, at 7:56 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.



 

 

 

 

 

Terry M. JohnsonTerry M. JohnsonTerry M. Johnson, 34, of Louisa, was arrested on June 19, 2018, at 6:28 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS,

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

• NO REGISTRATION PLATES,

• DRIVING ON DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE -1ST OFFENSE.



 

 

 

 

 

Jason RatliffJason RatliffJason Ratliff, 45, of Louisa, was arrested on June 13, 2018, at 6:30 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, 1ST DEGREE,

• DOMESTIC ABUSE - DUTIES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT,

• WANTON ENDANGERMENT - 1ST DEGREE.



 

 

 

 

 

David W. FlemingDavid W. FlemingDavid W. Fleming, 56, of Lexington, South Carolina; was taken into custody and booked on June 20, 2018, at 12:36 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 FitzpatrickJames FitzpatrickJames Fitzpatrick, 23, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked on June 20, 2018, at 12:36 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber F. GilpinAmber F. GilpinAmber F. Gilpin, 28, of Louisa, was arrested on June 20, 2018, at 8:08 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

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

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

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS,

• PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly MaynardKimberly MaynardKimberly Maynard, 20, of Louisa, was arrested on June 21, 2018, at 4:10 P.M., by sergeant Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• THEFT OF SERVICES,

• WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE.



 

 

 

 

 

Aaron MaynardAaron MaynardAaron Maynard, 24, of Louisa, was arrested on June 21, 2018, at 4:17 P.M., by sergeant Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE,

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

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Carl F. CastleCarl F. CastleCarl F. Castle, 30, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked on June 20, 2018, at 5:48 P.M., by Sheriff John H. Kirk of the Martin County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence:

• CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER


Carl F. Castle was also arrested in Hart County, Ky. on June 4, 2018, at 1:46 P.M., by a deputy of the Hart County Sheriff Department ans was charged with:

• RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000.



 

 

 

 

 

Amanda ThomasAmanda ThomasAmanda Thomas, 35, of Louisa, was arrested in Madison County on June 21, 2018 at 9:53 A.M. by officer Littrell of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with:

• PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR TECHNICAL VIOLATION).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie A. MarcumStephanie A. MarcumStephanie A. Marcum, 34, of Louisa, was arrested in Johnson County on June 22, 2018 at 3:50 P.M. by officer Bolen of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with:

• PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR FELONY OFFENSE).

 

 

 

 

 

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