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RUSSELL SPRINGS NATIVE ADMINISTERS AN INFLUENZA SHOT DURING AN INFLUENZA VACCINE EXERCISE

 

SANTA RITA, GUAM (Oct. 14, 2021)

  Quartermaster 1st Class Daniel Hernandez assigned to the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6), receives an influenza shot from Hospitalman Seaman Jovani Lucas, right, from Russell Springs, Ky., assigned to U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), during an Influenza Vaccine Exercise.

  Jackson, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

  With more than 90 percent of all trade traveling by sea, and 95 percent of the world’s international phone and internet traffic carried through fiber optic cables lying on the ocean floor, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity and security of the United States is directly linked to a strong and ready Navy.

USS Jackson (LCS 6) Sailor Receives Influenza Shot

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf/released)


CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT DECLINES DUO-COUNTY REQUEST FOR $135K

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court held a special meeting Friday morning to address a request from Duo-County Broadband. Judge Executive, Randy Dial...
 


Magistrate Bart Woodrum asked about the coverage area proposed by Windstream and Duo-County...
 


The Court voted against the $135,000 contribution, instead, submitting a letter of community support to each of the two companies.


In other business, the court adopted some plans & procedures in accordance with a Community Development Block Grant.
 


Included were: an Anti-Displacement & Relocation Plan; Grievance Procedure; Resolution Governing Access to Public Records; Procurement Code; Title 6 Implementation Plan; Drug Free Workplace; Fair Housing Resolution; & Affirmative Action Plan.


Under road business, the court approved a resolution giving Judge Executive Randy Dial authority to sign an anticipated Discretionary Agreement with the Ky Transportation Cabinet.


In closing, Judge Dial reaffirmed Trick or Treat hours in the County for Saturday, Oct. 30th from 4-8pm.

 



LIBERTY WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

A woman is facing drug charges after Deputies respond to a call of stolen championship dogs.


Deputy Jayson Grider responded to the call around 1pm Wednesday, about eight & a half miles west of Liberty on Casey Creek Road, where he encountered 34 year old Krista Michelle Clements, of Possum Trot Rd., Liberty. Grider's report says Clements was irate and causing a disturbance. He says she would not comply with commands and appeared to be under the influence of Meth. She stated she was a Meth user.


Ms. Clements is charged with Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.


She was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 


LIBERTY MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

A Liberty man was arrested on drug charges Sunday evening.

 

Casey County Deputy Grider stopped a '95 Ford Van, about 12 miles west of Liberty on KY 70, for canceled registration. The driver, 51 year old James Keith Passmore, of Caney Fork, Liberty, stated he had no insurance on the vehicle. He also had two warrants for his arrest and was taken into custody. 

 

Upon arrival at the Casey County Jail, Deputy Grider noticed a crystal like substance in the floor of his cruiser. Mr. Passmore stated that he found some Methamphetamine in a cigarette pack and tried to throw it out the window of the cruiser, spilling some in the process.

 

He was charged with No Registration Plates, No Insurance, Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense, Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Failure to Appear.

 

As he was being booked into the jail, Deputy Jailer Josh Underwood located a baggie of Marijuana, and a white plastic pill bottle containing Methamphetamine inside Mr. Passmore's anal cavity. He was additionally charged with Promoting Contraband-1st Degree, Possession of Marijuana, & Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.

 


HOPPED UP ON FROG HOLLOW

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports that on October 18, 2021, Deputy Tan Hudson was conducting routine patrol when he discovered a vehicle operating suspiciously. Deputy Hudson was on a traffic stop when he observed a vehicle turn down West Frog Hollow Road. Deputy Hudson completed his traffic stop and went to West Frog Hollow Road and found the vehicle in a driveway, blacked out. Deputy Hudson parked in an area to observe the vehicle.

 

A short time later the vehicle left the residence. Deputy Hudson observed the vehicle commit a traffic violation and conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle. Deputy Hudson approached the vehicle and found the operator of the vehicle was Nancy Crout, age 39, of Nicholasville. Crout advised Deputy Hudson they stopped on West Frog Hollow Road to switch drivers, because the passenger, Joseph Wilson, age 52, of Louisville, did not have a valid driver’s license.

 

Crout gave consent for Deputy Hudson to search the vehicle. Deputy Hudson, along with Deputy Nathan Meadows, began searching the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, they located a baggie containing approximately 10 Xanax in the middle of the car. They located a stolen handgun Crout’s purse, along with suspected methamphetamine and Xanax.

 

Upon further search of the vehicle, Deputies located a Nike bag in the backseat. A search of the Nike bag revealed approximately 55 grams of suspected methamphetamine, approximately 10 grams of Fentanyl, 2 suspected Xanax, 11 suspected Gabapentin, baggies, and digital scales. Deputies located a bottle with approximately 30 Xanax. Deputies also located approximately $750.00 in cash.

 

Nancy Crout was charged with the following charges:

 

Charge #1 - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense over 2 grams methamphetamine

 

Charge #2 -  Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Offense Fentanyl

 

Charge #3 -  Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree 1st Offense less than 20             dose units

 

Charge #4 - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree 1st Offense less than 20 dose units

 

Charge #5 -  Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess  Charge #6 - Rear License Not Illuminated

 

Charge #7 - Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon

 

Joseph Wilson was charged with the following charges:

 

Charge #1 - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense over 2 grams methamphetamine

 

Charge #2 -  Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Offense Fentanyl

 

Charge #3 -  Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree 1st Offense less than 20             dose units

 

Charge #4 - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree 1st Offense less than 20 dose units

 

The drugs will be submitted to the Kentucky State Police Crime Lab for identification.

 

Ms. Crout and Mr. Wilson were transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center where they remain lodged as of this press release. 

 

Deputy Tan Hudson is continuing the investigation. 

 

Sheriff Greg Speck asked that if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact our office at 606-678-5145. You can remain anonymous. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at  http://www.pulaskisheriff.com

 


PULASKI CO. CONSTABLE SENTENCED

 

A former Pulaski County Constable has been sentenced to over 10 years in prison.
Jeff Henderson has the story...

 

 

 


CCSO: STOLEN TRACTOR RECOVERED

 

Three men are facing charges in connection with a stolen tractor.


Casey Co. Sheriff Chad Weddle was able to recover a tractor on Oct. 4th that was reported stolen in September. 


26 year old William M. Wethington, of Liberty, and Joseph Ethan Chesser, 32, of Bethelridge, were arrested and charged with receiving stolen property over $1,000 but less than $10,000. 34 year old Otis Collins, was also charged.


Citizens are reminded, if you suspect illegal activity, call the Casey County Sheriff's Office anonymous tip-line. You can call any time and leave a message at 606-787-0288. 

 


CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.

 

Representatives from Duo County Broadband addressed the Court, including Bryce Bailey, and Attorney H.K. Cooper. Duo County is applying for a state grant for a $9 million project extending fiber optic service along 127 and Kentucky 70 to the county line. They are asking Casey County to provide $135,000 for the county's participation. Attorney HK Cooper...

Judge Executive Randy Dial questioned the representatives if this proposal was not already included in their company's original proposal...

There was no action taken, however the fiscal court will meet in a special called session Friday morning at 10 o’clock at the Judicial Center to make a decision.

 

The court advertised for audit bids for the county for fiscal year 2021 and received two bids. The audit was awarded to Piercy-Gray, a firm out of Louisville, for $16,000.

 

Under Road Business, the court will advertise for bids for a drainage replacement project on Bastin Creek.

 

In Miscellaneous Business, the fiscal court set trick-or-treat hours in the county for Saturday, October 30th, from 4-8 PM.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle gave his department's monthly report...

 



RUSSELL SPRINGS FIRE CHIEF H.M. BOTTOM PASSES AWAY

 

A beloved Russell County public servant has passed away.


A social media post by the City of Russell Springs says City Fire Chief, and Russell County Emergency Managment Director, H.M. Bottom, passed away Saturday.


The post says Russell County lost a beloved father, brother, friend, and mentor. HM Bottom spent the better part of his life in service to our community. Whether fire, flood, or car accident, HM was there. 


The City of Russell Springs is grieving with the Bottom family. The Mayor, City Council, and City Staff, offer sympathy and love. 


Funeral Service will be held at Russell Springs First Baptist Church at 1pmCT on Wednesday.


Friends may visit 4-8pm Tuesday and after 8am Wednesday at the church. 

 


CCSO INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office is investigating a two vehicle fatal accident, which occurred around 1pm on Saturday, Oct. 2nd.


The accident happened on Chelf Ridge Road, KY 1552, about 7 miles north of Liberty.


Authorities tell us 69 year old Martha J. Allison, of Snake Ridge Rd., Liberty, died as a result of her injuries.


She was driving a 2003 Mazda 6 when she collided head-on with a 2010 Toyota Tundra, driven by 32 year old Daniel K. Tarter, of Chelf Ridge Rd., Liberty. 


Deputy Gregory Hopkins is investigating.


Lincoln Co. EMS also responded.

 


RCSO: TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 

A Russell County traffic stop leads to drug charges.


Russell Springs Police Chief Tim Pierce says Officer Hayden Phillips conducted a traffic stop for speeding early Friday. Upon contact, the male driver seemed extremely nervous. K-9 Joli indicated a positive alert on the vehicle, which led to the discovery of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.


44 year old Jesse M. Kane, is charged with Speeding 18 MPH over limit, Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia.


Officer Phillips was assisted on scene by RSPD Sergeant Parrish, Deputy Pierce and KSP Trooper Begley. 


Mr. Kane was lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 


SOMERSET MAN FACING DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING EARLY MORNING TRAFFIC STOP


Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports that 44 year old  William Rogers was arrested around 3am Tuesday morning during a traffic stop by Deputy Tan Hudson and Trooper Adam Childress. 


The officers stopped a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer, driven by Rogers, on US 27 in Somerset, at the Quality Inn. A search, located over 5 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, and nearly $2,400 dollars cash. 


Officers also searched Mr. Rogers hotel room and located an additional 115.8 grams of methamphetamine and items normally used in the sale and use of illegal drugs.


William Rogers lodged in the Pulaski County Jail on charges of  Trafficking Meth-1st Degree-over 2 grams, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Somerset Police Officers, Taylor Cundiff and Derrick Glover assisted 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS

 

  • Maggie E Rodgers, 20 of Dunnville, was arrested by Officer Christian with Liberty PD for possession of meth 1st degree, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Steven M Clements, 24 of Liberty, was arrested by Officer Christian with Liberty PD for failure to wear seat belts, driving on suspended/revoked OL, possession of meth 1st degree, & drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • David R Pyles, 44 of Eubank, arrested by Deputy Hudson with Pulaski Co SO for drug paraphernalia, promoting contraband 1st degree, & public intoxication – controlled substance.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Kimberly B Lay, 31, was arrested by Officer Young with Springfield PD for possession of meth 1st degree.

Lodged in the Marion County Jail.

 

All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 


RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • Kody Vanhoose, 19 of Hustonville, arrested by Trooper Begley with KSP for one headlight, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, & DUI.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • William C Rogers, 44 of Somerset, arrested by Deputy Hudson with Pulaski Co SO for trafficking meth over 2 grams 1st degree, & drug paraphernalia.
  • Hayden L Campbell, 42 of Eubank, arrested by Officer Greer with Somerset PD for possession of meth 1st degree, & criminal trespassing 2nd degree.
  • Judy A Short, 47 of Ferguson, arrested by Deputy Smith with Pulaski Co SO for possession of meth 1st degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • James Tudder, 50 of Russell Springs, arrested by Trooper Begley with KSP for drug paraphernalia, possession of meth 1st degree, & tampering with physical evidence.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Kimberly B Lay, 31, was arrested by Officer Young with Springfield PD for possession of meth 1st degree.

Lodged in the Marion County Jail.

 

All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 


PULASKI CO. FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Pulaski County Fiscal Court met in regular session Tuesday.

Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...

 


RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • William B Gibson, 43 of Danville, was arrested for trafficking meth over 2 grams 1st degree, 3 counts persistent felony offender 2nd degree, 2 counts possession of drug unspecified 1st degree, trafficking drug unspecified 3rd degree, drug paraphernalia, DUI, & driving on a suspended/revoked OL.
  • Jacob Elmore, 24 of Liberty, was arrested for 2 counts violation of a KY EPO/DVO, wanton endangerment 1st degree, possession of meth 1st degree/2nd offense, assault 3rd & 4th degree, 2 counts drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, tampering with physical evidence, & endangering the welfare of a minor.
  • Ronnie G Godbey, 53 of Yosemite, was arrested for possession of meth 1st degree, driving on a suspended/revoked OL, no insurance, & improper/no windshield.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Joshua C Zachary, 39 of Eubank, was arrested by Deputy McLin with Pulaski Co SO for giving officer false identifying information, failure to appear, & possession of drug unspecified 1st degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Tonie L Matherly, 47, was arrested by Deputy Gash with Jessamine Co SO for possession of meth 1st degree.
  • Heather M Feese, 36, was arrested by Deputy Wren with Boyle Co SO for possession of meth 1st degree, 2 counts theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting, burglary 3rd degree, & 4 counts non-payment of fines.
  • Candace L Thompson, 24 was arrested by Deputy McCoy with Boyle Co SO for possession of a controlled substance.
  • Casey S Armstrong, 46, was arrested by Officer Megilligan with Danville PD for rape 2nd degree & unlawful transaction with a minor 1st degree, & illegal controlled substance under 18 years of age.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 



LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

The Liberty City Council met in regular session Monday.

 

Trick-or-treating hours were set for Saturday, October 30th from 4 PM to 7 PM.

 

The council heard a second reading of an ordinance relating to the property tax rate for the city. Mayor Steven Brown…

The ordinance was approved. The only nay vote was from Councilman Richard Montgomery.

 

Under old business Councilman Brian Beeler asked about the progress on the bridge at Bent Creek Estates otherwise known as the old Mays Trailer Park.

No action was taken.

 

Under New Business, there have been reports of a stench coming from sewer lines, starting at Tarter Industries in Dunnville. Mayor Steven Brown…

No action was taken. Mayor Brown says he is continuing negotiations with Tarter’s concerning the cost.