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July 16, 2018

Resident of home where Crouch was found also arrested  

At approximately 3 am Saturday night Wayne County, W.Va. Deputies arrested Fugitive Mark Allen Crouch, of Columbus, Ohio in the Upper Silver Creek area of Crum after officers received information from the Mingo Co. Sheriff's Dept of a possible location for Crouch.

MARK A. CROUCH, (top) is accused of attacking Martin Co. Transport officer larry maynard, (shown when he was being transported to a loal Med center), and stealing the jailer's Transport vehicle. MARK A. CROUCH, (top) is accused of attacking Martin Co. Transport officer larry maynard, (shown when he was being transported to a loal Med center), and stealing the jailer's Transport vehicle. Crouch, 32, was wanted for Escape 1st Degree, Assault 3rd Degree - Police Officer , Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, and Felony Theft after he attacked and physically assaulted a Martin County transport officer in Johnson Co KY and stole his cruiser.

Crouch was also a wanted fugitive from Martin CO KY for Burglary 2nd Degree, Bail Jumping 1st Degree, and misdemeanor criminal mischief 3rd degree.

Christopher Chaffins was also arrested at the residence Crouch was located at for Warrants out of Mingo CO for Burglary, Petit Larceny, and Transferring or Receiving stolen property.

The US Marshals, WV State Police, and Fort Gay PD assisted in the arrest.

Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. Sheriff Thompson stated he is pleased with the multi-agency collaboration in the efforts of making these arrests of dangerous criminals.


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July 14, 2018


GEORGE'S CREEK, KY. --On July 11, 2018 at approximately 6:23 pm Lawrence County 911 received a call of a motor vehicle collision on Right Fork of Georges Creek Road.

The church van involved in the accident was damaged in the rear end. (PHOTO COURTESY MIKE WOODS LC EMER. MGT.)The church van involved in the accident was damaged in the rear end. (PHOTO COURTESY MIKE WOODS LC EMER. MGT.)Upon arrival it was found that Sylvia Miller, of Louisa was traveling West
on the roadway in a 2013 Nissan and did not see a church van driven by
Anna Childers, of Louisa stopped in a driveway to pick someone up.

Miller's car ran into the rear of the van. No one was injured on the van
but a passenger in Miller's car was transported to Three Rivers Medical
Center by Netcare Ambulance. The name and age of the injured person was not listed in the report.

Chief Sheriff's Deputy Mark Wheeler is in charge of the investigation.

Also responding was Lowmansville Fire Department and Lawrence Co. Emergency Management.


The 2013 Nissan involved in the crash had extensive damage.The 2013 Nissan involved in the crash had extensive damage.



JULY 14, 2018

Louisa-headquartered Addiction Recovery Care (ARC), HOLDS monthly convocation at Boone’s Landing in Yatesville Lake State Park

Now a Sober Christian
ARC intern, Matt Newsome, fixing the net
Owners of Addiction Recovery Care, Tim and Lelia Robinson
Nearly 600 people (clients and employees) attended ARC’s convocation this Wednesday.
ARC’s Education and Career Services Department - L to R - Brittany Parsons, Alanna Garden, Jonathan Hughes, Alice Southers, Amanda Grim
ARC clients performed skits during a talent show
Clients and staff of Lake Hills Oasis - an ARC owned and operated residential treatment center for men located in Somerset, KY
Winners of the Photo Scavenger Hunt!
ARC intern, Stevie Combs, showing off his talent on the guitar and microphone
ARC graduate Pete Finelli during the ARC Talent Show
Prayer changes things
Scott Robinson and Brandon Emory getting schooled at corn hole by John Holbrook
ARC CEO, Tim Robinson, and Chief of Staff, Matt Brown
ARC employees Ruth Hogsten and John Scaggs manned the prayer tent for the day
ARC graduate/employee, Matt Brown, with wife Summer Brown


JULY 13, 2018


On Wednesday, July 11th, the Louisa-headquartered treatment organization, Addiction Recovery Care (ARC), held it’s monthly convocation at Boone’s Landing in Yatesville Lake State Park.

ARC brings nearly 600 people together every month (300 employees and ~250 clients) to celebrate employee of the month awards, recovery successes, client graduations, and people who have went from crisis to career. With 150 of it’s 300 employees being in recovery from substance use disorder, ARC is one of the largest second-chance employers in all of Appalachia.

ARC began as a grassroots ministry in late 2010 as it opened Karen’s Place. Today it has grown into a holistic treatment organization that focuses on treating the whole person - mind, body, soul, and purpose. ARC now owns and operates a network comprised of thirteen residential facilities and six outpatient counseling centers.

Tim Robinson, CEO and Founder of ARC, said, “There is no silver bullet for this epidemic that we face as a society, but we have seen staggering amounts of success by treating people with dignity and respect, stabilizing their medical and clinical health, introducing them to the basics of spirituality, and creating a platform where they can discover their purpose and destiny.”

Wednesday’s event at Boone’s Landing focused on celebrating ARC’s re-accreditation from the internationally recognized Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). ARC received CARF’s highest stamp of approval - a three year re-accreditation.

Matt Brown, ARC graduate and Chief of Staff to the CEO, says “Addiction is losing in Louisa, KY. I can’t go anywhere in our wonderful city and not run into someone who is beating addiction and living a happy life in recovery. When I was in active addiction a little over four years ago, no one knew how to get help for their addiction or how to find treatment. Today help and hope are just a phone call away.”

Viewed as a state leader in comprehensive addiction treatment, ARC has a footprint that spans fourteen Kentucky counties.


*  ARC has a residential maternity center that cares for mothers throughout their pregnancy and allows mom and baby to return to residential care for up to three months after delivery. Nearly 90% of the babies born through Karen’s Place Maternity Center have been discharged from the hospital in five days or less (compared to an average hospital stay of over twenty days for a drug addicted baby).

*  Nearly 600 people made a decision to either be a first-time follower of Christ or refocused their relationship with Christ while in treatment with ARC in 2017.

*  ARC has created 200 jobs in the Big Sandy region and has 300 employees statewide.

*  150 jobs in Lawrence County.

*  Plans to hire 50 more employees in 2019 in Lawrence County and another 50-100 hires throughout the state in 2019.


To find out more about Addiction Recovery Care visit or call 606.638.0938. Help and hope are just a phone call away.

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