The area's leading online source for news!
Louisa-Lawrence Co, KY

In God We Trust - Established 2008

Menu

July 31, 2018

Kentucky woman's disappearance is subject of second National TV show

A second cable network specializing in true-crime stories will air an episode this month on the investigation into the disappearance of Crystal Rogers.

The Investigation Discovery channel announced Monday that this coming Sunday’s episode of “On the Case” with Paula Zahn would focus on the missing Bardstown woman.

It airs 10 p.m. EDT Sunday on Investigation Discovery, available on Bardstown Cable’s expanded basic service on channel 77 and in high-def at 677.

A 94-second video trailer included with the announcement shows Zahn interviewing family members including Rogers’ mother and sister, as well as Jonathan Snow, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office detective investigating her disappearance.

“Do you think she ever left the farm that night?” Zahn is shown asking Snow at one point.

“I think she left the farm, yes,” Snow answers.

“Dead… or alive?” Zahn asks.

“I don’t know,” Snow replies.

Police have said they believe Rogers was last known to have visited the family farm of her boyfriend at the time, Brooks Houck. He told investigators Rogers returned with him from the farm on the night of July 3, 2015, and he last saw her when he went to bed that night. He said she was on her phone playing video games. When he awoke the next morning, he said, she was gone. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, which is working the case, has named Houck as a suspect in Rogers’ disappearance.

The farm was searched at least twice during the investigation, as well as several other properties connected to the family.

Clips from the video indicate there will be re-enactments interspersed between interviews. Some shots from video include pans across farming implements while ominous music plays and another showing a shovel dragging along the ground.

Airing its episode Sunday gives Discovery a jump on its chief competitor, Oxygen Network, which is set to air the first two of a six-hour series on Rogers starting at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, Aug. 11.

“On the Case” was launched in 2009 and describes itself on its Facebook page as “Paula Zahn presents intense interviews and first person accounts to uncover the truth.” Zahn is a former journalist and anchor on Fox News and CNN, and ABC and CBS News earlier.

“In each episode of ‘On the Case,’ Zahn tracks the real-life drama of each story by featuring the personal points of view of the people closest to the case, including exploring the motivation and thought processes of the men and women responsible for these crimes,” it states.


July 30, 2018

Solicitation of minor occurred over Instagram, Snapchat apps 


FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 30, 2018) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit today announced a 27-year-old Jefferson County man has been arrested and charged with six counts of allegedly possessing child porn; six counts of allegedly Eric Clifford SutherlandEric Clifford Sutherlandusing of a minor in a sexual performance and one count of allegedly seeking sex with a minor.

Eric Clifford Sutherland was arrested July 27 and lodged in Louisville Metro Corrections on a $75,000 full cash bond after Beshear’s cyber investigators issued several search warrants over the course of their investigation.

Beshear’s investigators launched a joint investigation with the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) after the federal agency received an initial complaint via its national reporting system earlier this month from a family in Southern Indiana.

The complaint, routed to the federal agency’s Louisville field office, alleged that the victim, a minor, was solicited for sexual images by a Louisville adult. The solicitation occurred over Instagram and Snapchat applications earlier this year.

Beshear said the suspect was determined to be Sutherland who initially pretended to be a female and sent multiple sexual images and videos to the minor. It’s alleged that Sutherland then threatened to publish images of the victim if the minor did not meet him in person.

During the investigation by Beshear’s cyber investigators, online account records were recovered and showed that Sutherland repeatedly friended juveniles and then immediately asked to receive images from them.

Multiple electronic devices were recovered from Sutherland and from his residence. Several child sex abuse images were located on one of the devices.

“The Internet can be a dangerous place for our children, and nearly every online platform or app can be abused by sexual predators who are looking to exploit them,” Beshear said. “My office is committed to working with law enforcement partners, like in this case with Homeland Security Investigations, to do everything we can to protect children and keep our communities safe.”

Beshear’s office has reached historic levels in stopping child predators with more arrests, charges and convictions than ever before.

The Cyber Crimes Unit is a part of the Kentucky Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which works to reduce the number of child predators going after Kentucky’s children.

The unit works with other state, local and federal partners, like HSI, to ensure child predators are caught quickly. With some of the most advanced technology in the Commonwealth, the unit is a valuable resource to law enforcement agencies in Kentucky.

Beshear said with the ever-changing cyber landscape, the unit is dedicated to educating its detectives on the most current techniques and technologies to keep pace with those seeking to harm our children.

Beshear said that Kentuckians have a moral and legal duty to report any instance of child abuse to local law enforcement or to Kentucky’s Child Abuse hotline at 877-597-2331 or 877-KYSAFE1.

 

July 30, 2018

SILVERLINER trains first class of welders for new plant in Pikeville; 50 to start, 300 more hires expected

PAINTSVILLE, KY. – Big Sandy Community & Technical College (BSCTC) and SilverLiner together with Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), Big Sandy Area Community Action Program, and LKLP Community Action Council celebrated SilverLiner’s inaugural class of welders from the Workforce Solutions Welding Training on the Mayo campus. These students are well-trained and ready for a career in new and emerging industries in eastern Kentucky.

SilverLiner Group Press:  Chris and Heather Tomlinson, SilverLiner Owners, Dr. Sherry Zylka, BSCTC President/CEO, Kelli Chaney, Dean of Career Education and Workforce Development at BSCTC, and Trish Adams from EKCEP take a photo with the first cohort of SilverLiner graduates at Big Sandy Community and Technical CollegeSilverLiner Group Press: Chris and Heather Tomlinson, SilverLiner Owners, Dr. Sherry Zylka, BSCTC President/CEO, Kelli Chaney, Dean of Career Education and Workforce Development at BSCTC, and Trish Adams from EKCEP take a photo with the first cohort of SilverLiner graduates at Big Sandy Community and Technical College

SilverLiner, owned by Chris and Heather Tomlinson will open later this year. It is a new business to be located in the Pike County Industrial site. They will start with around 50 employees and expand to up to 300 over the course of five years. They will offer production of custom tanker trucks.

Chris Tomlinson, a Floyd County native shared that he had worked in 14 states to make a living for his family and wanted to be home in eastern Kentucky and help our region overcome the war on coal.

“I had an idea, shared my idea and had all sorts of folks reaching out to help me get this started because they believed in what SilverLiner was doing.” said Tomlinson.

Chris Tomlinson and his wife Heather, SilverLiner owners congratulated students at the recent SilverLiner graduation ceremony.  The Tomlinsons personally thanked and congratulated each student and spent time with their families who attended a reception following the graduation ceremony.Chris Tomlinson and his wife Heather, SilverLiner owners congratulated students at the recent SilverLiner graduation ceremony. The Tomlinsons personally thanked and congratulated each student and spent time with their families who attended a reception following the graduation ceremony.

BSCTC President/CEO Dr. Sherry Zylka was honored to share the evening with the trainees and is looking forward to helping to continue to grow this endeavor.

“Together we can achieve so much with collaboration and continuing to offer educational and training opportunities. New business and Industry are coming to this area and this group of graduates with SilverLiner represent an exciting beginning.” said Zylka

SilverLiner applicants went through a rigorous interview process and spent countless hours working hands on with Tomlinson and the SilverLiner team prior to celebrating with their families at graduation.

“These guys should be so proud of what they’ve done. They are who I am going to the world with.” said Tomlinson.

For more information about how you can become part of the SilverLiner team, contact Danny Tonkin, Director of Business and Industry Development by calling 606-788-2812.

 

 

 

SOMEMRSEP