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May 14, 2018

Louisa Police Sgt. Steve Wilburn found more than he was looking for during an arrest of a Martin County woman shopping at Wal-Mart. Several different drugs were discovered during the search which included K-9 Kenya.Louisa Police Sgt. Steve Wilburn found more than he was looking for during an arrest of a Martin County woman shopping at Wal-Mart. Several different drugs were discovered during the search which included K-9 Kenya.

LOUISA, Ky. -- On May 12, 2018 at 12:48pm Sgt. Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department was called to the Louisa Walmart in reference to a shoplifting complaint.

Brandi D. Fannin, 35 of Tomahawk, was witnessed by store employees “tag swapping” (placing lower priced tags on items). Louisa Police Chief Greg Fugitt said.

L to R, Brandi Fannin, Elvis C. Spence and Mark Mollette, all from Tomahawk, Ky.L to R, Brandi Fannin, Elvis C. Spence and Mark Mollette, all from Tomahawk, Ky.

 

During the course of the investigation by Sgt. Wilburn it was discovered that Ms. Fannin was in possession of several drug items and drug paraphernalia which included methamphetamine, suboxone, neurontin and valium.

Further investigation discovered that Ms. Fannin was with two male subjects that had already left the store and were waiting for her in a vehicle in the parking lot.

After locating the vehicle and the male subjects, Elvis C. Spence, 50, and Mark M. Mollette, 40, both of Tomahawk, Ky., Sgt. Wilburn and LPD K-9 unit Kenya did a search of the vehicle where more methamphetamine was located.

Brandi Fannin was arrested and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500, Conspiracy to Trafficking in Control Substance 2nd degree, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd degree.

Elvis Spence was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Trafficking in Control Substance 2nd degree and Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree.

Mark Mollett was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Traffick in Controlled Substance 2nd degree, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree and Possession of Marijuana.

All were lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Dentition Center.

Sgt. Wilburn was assisted by Deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department.

 

May 12, 2018

 Pinehill Cemetery in Louisa, Ky.Pinehill Cemetery in Louisa, Ky.

LOUISA, Ky. -- A Louisa, Ky. man is dead after a lawn mower accident at Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa, Kentucky Friday night just before 9 p.m. according to emergency officials.

Well known Lawrence Co. resident Buck Blankenship, 69, died after a lawnmower accident at the cemetery in Louisa. The cause of the accident and other details are pending Coroner Mike Wilson's report.

The Louisa Vol. Fire Department and Netcare Ambulance responded to the scene and a Medi-Vac helicopter was called but later cancelled and Blankenship was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The accident is still under investigation by the Louisa Police Department.

 See Obituary information on Lazer Obituaries HERE

 

May 10, 2018

NEW CITY BUDGET NEARS $2 MILLION, UTILITIES $3 MILLION

Louisa city Council meeting Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Louisa city Council met for their regular meeting on May 8, 2018 those in attendance were Mayor Harold Slone, Ronald Cordle Council, Matt Brown Council , Tom Parsons Council, John Nolan Council and Eldred Adams Jr. Attorney. Absent were Mitch Castle and Lisa Schaefer, Council Members.

The mayor updated the Council on several projects including:

...The tree  project in Louisa made possible by a Rotary Grant is almost complete with four of the seven trees being replaced and concrete poured.

...the two new cruisers for the police department should be in and ready to use by next week even if they aren’t marked.

...The third project he reviewed was the Riverwalk project. A kick off will soon be scheduled.

The meeting continued:

 

*  Motion by Ron Cordle second by Matt Brown to approve the minutes from meeting April 10, 2018

*  Motion by John Nolan, second by Ron Cordle to approve Summit Engineering for the Riverwalk project pending review from Eldred Adams. No total cost was mentioned.

*  Motion by Ron Cordle, second by Tom Parsons to approve the agreement for Municipal Road Aid.

*  Motion by Matt Brown, second by Ron Cordle to approve the first reading of an ordinance establishing the annual budget for the fiscal year 2018 through June 30, 2019 for the city of Louisa Kentucky.

The total estimated revenues for the city are $1,907,100 and appropriation of 1,901,582.45.

*  Motion by John Nolan, second by Ron Cordle to approve the first reading of an ordinance establishing the budget for the Louisa Utilities Board. The expected revenue for the year will be $2,930,738 with a budgeted expense of $2,217,616. "If there are no new big emergency expenditures this year we should see an increase in water revenue and in sanitation services, also alcohol sales are rising," Mayor Slone said.

*  Motion by Ron Cordle, second by John Nolan to approve the resolution for Bulldog Lane. According to the Ky Department of Highways this is a city street. Monies have been set aside by the Dept. for the paving of the street.

No one could remember when it became a city street. If you know please contact the Mayor.

In new business:

Louisa Police Chief Greg Fugitt said the city is interested in establishing a satellite police office at Bird Hayes manor in the coming months.Louisa Police Chief Greg Fugitt said the city is interested in establishing a satellite police office at Bird Hayes manor in the coming months.Police Chief Greg Fugitt said his department is trying to open a satellite police office located at Bird Hayes Manor.

"The Housing Authority overwhelmingly voted 'yes' on it," Fugitt said. "This would increase the safety of their residents and the community." 

Fugitt also reminded the community that the Louisa Police Department SUMMER SAFETY FEST would be occurring June 2 at Main St., Park from 2 to 4 PM.

The meeting was then adjourned to executive session to discuss a possible sale of property. There was no action taken.

The meeting was then adjourned.

 

LOUISA CITY COUNCIL HAS QUORUM FOR MAY REGULAR MEETING. Lazer photo by Gina WoodsLOUISA CITY COUNCIL HAS QUORUM FOR MAY REGULAR MEETING. Lazer photo by Gina Woods

 

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