News 9-11-2012

Head-On Collision Reported in Johnson Co. Late Monday Afternoon

Although information is scarce and not much has been released at news time, law enforcement and emergency medical officials here in Johnson Co. where busy late Monday afternoon around 5:10PM, after receiving reports of a head-on collision along Rt. 460 near the entrance to the Pepsi Plant. All that has been released is that emergency officials had to transport at least 2 of the injured to an LZ, which was set up at the Highland Elem. football field. Reports suggest the injuries are not considered life threatening. We hope to have further information later this afternoon. Working this accident, were members of the Rockhouse Fire & Rescue, Oil Springs VFD, W.R. Castle Fire & Rescue, Paintsville EMS, Johnson Co. S.O. and the KSP.

Two-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Two Roads in Greenup County, Ky.

Another accident Monday afternoon closes two roads in Greenup Co. Although not much information has been released at this time, information obtained saya that two-vehicle where involved in this crash. Officials say the crash was located along Pond Run Road in the Raceland community just after 5 p.m. and closed down a portion of both Pond Run Road and Raceland Avenue. Reports from the scene say there were injuries, but to what extent or how severe, is not known at this time. 

Martin Co. S.O. Investigating Several Cars Break-In's

According to reports from WYMT-TV, the Martin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of car break in's that happened Friday in Martin Co. Many of the cars had their windows broken and stole whatever items they could get out of the vehicles. The Sheriff's office says a total of around 10 cars were broken into and most in about a one mile stretch around the City of Inez. WYMT says Sheriff Garmon Preece believes one person is responsible for all these break-ins and that his department has some leads, but are continuing to search for more information. The public can help in this investigation by contacting the Martin Co. S.O. at 606-298-2828 if you have any information. In the mean time, Sheriff Preece suggests that people take all their valuable items out of their cars at night and to park your vehicle(s) in a well lit area, to try and prevent break-ins.

State Police Searching for the Car Involved in Deadly Pike County Crash

Reports out of Pike County from the KSP say they are searching for a vehicle involved in an deadly accident that killed a man Sunday night in that County. Police say just before nine, Merl Adkins was crossing U.S. 23 in the Caney Creek area, when he was hit by multiple vehicles, shuting down the road for several hours. Adkins was pronounced dead at the scene by officials, but no other injuries where reported. State Police describe the car that left the scene as a black vehicle with front end damage, but the make of the car has not been identified. Police ask that if anyone has any information about the accident or the vehicle in question, to please contact the Kentucky State Police in Pikeville at 1-606-422-7711.

Fatal Collision Carter County

According to a news release from the KSP in Ashland, troopers are investigating a collision that occurred yesterday afternoon around 5:02 pm on KY State Route 1 in Carter County, KY. The victim, 20 year old Arthur B. Sagraves of Grayson , KY , was operating a motorcycle Northbound on KY 1 when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail.  At the time of the collision Mr. Sagraves was not wearing a helmet and alcohol usage is not suspected.  Mr. Sagraves was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital and was pronounced deceased by Cabell County Coroner Todd Ferguson. This investigation is ongoing by KSP Tpr. Devan Cleaver.

Copper Thieves Steal from a Breathitt Co. AEP Substation over the Weekend

Officials report that copper thefts in Breathitt County getting out of control. The latest incident was located at the Haddix AEP substation in Breathitt Co. over the weekend,  stealing copper and tools. Reports suggest that the suspect got in the station by crawling through a hole under the fence. Police say that it's not only a nuisence and a crime, but the thieves are even putting their lives at risk. Police also say that anything above ground at these stations is iron clad and not worth anything.  Police ask if you have any information on this latest theft, to please contact local law enforcement.

August Receipts Up For Kentucky's General Fund

State officials say Kentucky's General Fund receipts increased 2.5 percent in August over last year, while the Road Fund fell 2.9 percent from a year ago, the first monthly decline since June 2010. The estimate for the year calls for General Fund revenue to increase 2.4 percent over last year. State Budget Director Mary Lassiter's office said revenues will have to grow 2.8 percent for the rest of the fiscal year to meet that. Revenue fell 2.3 percent in July from a year ago. Lassiter said the General Fund's two largest sources, individual income and sales taxes, have year-to-date declines through August. The Road Fund estimate calls for a 3.9 percent increase for the year. For August, motor vehicle usage collections decreased 13.5 percent.