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May 22, 2018

UPDATE: 9:00AM WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 -- Jordan Harper,15, of Blaine is now out of ICU as of yesterday and expected to make a full recovery after his dirt bike accident that happened on MAY 21.

The new rider has 2 broken ribs, a broken vertebrae and a punctured lung. While there is no doubt he will remember the accident and have difficulties with pain throughout his life, it could have been much worse, this community knows all too well after losing a high school age boy within less than a mile of Harper's accident just less than 2 years ago.

 

 

UPDATE: 11:00am Tuesday -- As of 9:00 A.M this morning, Jordan Harper remains in the ICU at The Pikeville Medical Center with several serious injuries. The accident happened yesterday evening in the Martha/Blaine area of Lawrence County.

Many agencies responded including BVFD, LCEM, HealthNet and Mason Keifer and Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Department. The accident remains under investigation by Deputy Mason Kiefer. We will continue to update the condition of the Lawrence County High School student as details are known.

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MARTHA, Ky. -- A dirt bike accident Monday evening leaves 15 year old LCHS student Jordan Harper fighting for his life with a severe back injury.

Jordan HarperJordan HarperThe accident happened around 7:30 P.M between Martha, Ky. and Blaine.

Healthnet flew Harper to Pikeville Medical Center due to the weather at the time.

Blaine Volunteer Fire Dept., Netcare Ambulance, Sheriff's Deputies Mark Wheeler and Mason Keifer, and Lawrence County Emergency Management director Mike Woods were all on the scene to assist.

More detail about his condition will be released when known.

Blaine Volunteer Fire Dept., Netcare Ambulance, Sheriff Deputy Mark Wheeler and The Lawrence County Emergency Management, Mike Woods were all on the scene to assist.Blaine Volunteer Fire Dept., Netcare Ambulance, Sheriff Deputy Mark Wheeler and The Lawrence County Emergency Management, Mike Woods were all on the scene to assist.

 

May 21, 2018

The 'mortar boards' went flying when dismissal was declared last Friday.The 'mortar boards' went flying when dismissal was declared last Friday.

LOUISA, KY. -- On Friday evening 143 young men and women said good-bye to 12 years of Lawrence County Schools in a grand ceremony and in front of the usual packed house at LCHS.

After the L.C. Band played Pomp and Circumstance, Supt. Dr. Rob Fletcher welcomed everyone to the bittersweet ceremony especially for family and friends of the graduates.

"The Lawrence County Senior Class of 2018 has been a part of some great accomplishments their four years. They have seen high levels of success in the classroom and in the athletic arena," Fletcher said. "They are leaving some large Bulldog paw prints to fill."

"Their high school careers were punctuated by a great graduation ceremony hosted by Mrs. Moore and her staff," Fletcher added.

LCHS Principal Christy Moore introduced the guest speaker for the event, Lawrence County's very own, Miss Jenna Blair Kelly.

Jenna Kelly is a 2008 Lawrence County graduate and went on to graduate from the University of Louisville with a bachelor's in communication. Even though she began as a small town girl, she is now a model and actress that resides in New York.

 

 

 

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LCHS principal Christy Moore introduces guest speaker Jenna Kelly at graduation Friday night.LCHS principal Christy Moore introduces guest speaker Jenna Kelly at graduation Friday night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenna has been featured in two films alongside Bruce Willis, (Precious Cargo, and Acts of Violence) and for the past decade, she has modeled internationally with brands such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Maybelline, Sam Edelman, Target, Macy's and more.

It's apparent the girl from a small town has made it, she has made her dreams come true.

That was exactly what she encouraged each and every person in that gymnasium to know. "Dreams that seem impossible are obtainable with hard work and dedication, no matter where you're from."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Luck Lawrence County High School Class of 2018!

 

 

May 18, 2018

SIX METH TRAFFICKERS NABBED IN PAST TWO DAYS

LOUISA/FT. GAY -- Over the past 2 days three drug suspects were arrested in Louisa by Louisa PD and Chief Greg Fugitt for active warrants issued by the WCSD Drug Enforcement Unit. All suspects are charged in separate Crystal Methamphetamine cases.

The US Marshals Cuffed Task Force assisted on locating the suspects.

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Jason Meadows is charged with Possession with intent to deliver, Conspiracy, and Pseudoephedrine Altered.

Bobby Mays is charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver and Pseudoephedrine Altered.

Sarah Hylton is charged with Pseudoephedrine Altered.

Wayne Co. Sheriff Rick Thompson stated this being a border county - state, that he appreciates the hard work and cooperation of law enforcement from other jurisdictions.

 

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