LOCAL NEWS

Local News 9-19-2012

Paintsville P.D. Activity Reports

The following are news releases from the Paintsville Police Dept.

* According to a news release from the Paintsville PD, at approximately 2:20 pm officers were summoned to K-mart in reference to Loss Prevention having detained two adult shoplifters. Both were arrested and charged as follows:

- Jonathan L. Mullins, 31 of Oil Springs with Theft By Unlawful Taking(shoplifting) U/$500, Disorderly Conduct 1st degree. He was detained for concealing $99.96 worth of merchandise and began fighting with the store associate in the presence of several customers.
- Loretta Salyers, 44 of Banner with Theft By Unlawful Taking(shoplifting) U/$500, Public Intoxication Controlled Sub. She was detained for concealing $74.97 worth of merchandise. These incidents remain under investigation by Officers Nathan Caudill and Danny Smith.

* According to another news release from the Paintsville PD, at approximately 11:53 am Wal-mart Loss Prevention notified law enforcement that they had a female shoplifter in custody. Sara K. Hayes, 23 of Pikeville was arrested and charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking(shoplifting) U/$500. She was detained for concealing $71.31 worth of merchandise and was served with an outstanding Bench Warrant from Pike County. This incident remains under investigation by Capt. Bill Holbrook.

* According to another news release from the Paintsville P.D., at approximately 6:05 pm, officers responded to a complaint from K-mart in reference to several subjects entering and exiting the store numorous times and they appeared impaired. Officers located and subsequently arrested the following:
- Angel Howard, 27 of Salyersville for Public Intoxication, Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd degree, Prescription Controlled Substance not in original container, Promoting Contraband 1st degree.
- Helen Sizemore, 33 of Salyersville was charged with Public Intoxication, and was served with an outstanding Bench Warrant from Johnson District Court.
- Matthew Moore, 29 of Salyersville was charged with Public Intoxication.
- Stevie Carroll, Jr., 23 of Salyersville was charged with Public Intoxication and served with two outstanding Bench Warrants from Floyd District Court.
These incidents remain under investigation by Asst. Chief Mike Roe and Officer Paul Witten.

Felony Arrests-Carter County Meth Lab

According to a news release from the KSP, on Sunday September 16 State Police in Ashland received a tip of a suspected methamphetamine lab at a residence located on West Tom T. Hall Boulevard in Olive Hill, KY. Upon trooper’s arrival, they located a working methamphetamine lab, several precursors used to manufacture methamphetamine and a small amount of finished product (methamphetamine.)
The following individuals were arrested; charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree and lodged in the Carter County detention Center .

- Avery Binion, age 53 of Olive Hill, KY
- Tessa J. Rivers, age 21 of Morehead , KY

 Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigation and Olive Hill Police Department also responded and assisted. The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Tyrus Robinson and Avery Binion

Kentucky Plays Opening Act for Nation’s Only VP Debate

Kentucky gets a taste of the national spotlight next month when Centre College and AARP Kentucky co-host a Vice Presidential Festival on the same day the vice presidential candidates square off on the college campus in their only scheduled televised debate. AARP State Director Ron Bridges says the day-long event will help bring senior issues to the forefront and get students into the mix as well. "Social Security, Medicare, the entire financial security/health security debate needs to take place - not for just this generation, but for future generations." The festival begins at noon on Oct. 11 and is free to the public. The Marshall Tucker Band headlines the entertainment, which also includes Kentucky cellist Ben Sollee and other local performers. The event includes a "Debate Watch" party on Centre's festival lawn beginning at 8:30 p.m. "Debate Watch" co-chair Dr. Clarence Wyatt says Centre College is also hosting policy discussions on campus ahead of the Oct 11 events. "One of the things we are committed to do all the time is to help our students see how important issues play out - not just in the classroom, but every day in their lives and the lives of their families and friends." Bridges points to major benefits in using an "inter-generational" approach to issues that AARP embraces. "AARP members are not simply concerned about their current situation with regard to Social Security and Medicare. We want it to be available for our children and grandchildren." Details about the debate festival are available at www.centre.edu.

2 Local Businessmen Named 2012 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) Finalists

Paintsville business owners Bob and Tom Hutchison were recognized as 2012 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) finalists for their successful business accomplishments and exemplifying the spirit of entrepreneurship. The Hutchisons, owners of McDonald’s of East Kentucky, was nominated in the For-Profit Business category and honored on Sept. 10 at an EIEA luncheon and regional awards program at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. Fifteen small business owners, entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations in Southern and Eastern Kentucky were recognized at this year’s EIEA program for exemplifying the nimble and creative spirit of entrepreneurship.The EIEA program—honoring excellence since 2001—recognizes the region’s top small business owners, entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations within a 55-county region of Southern and Eastern Kentucky for their entrepreneurial spirit and helping grow the economy. The program is sponsored by Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Business and Technology, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED), and The Center. For more information on the EIEA program, contact The Center for Rural Development at 606-677-6000 or EKU’s College of Business and Technology at 859-622-2334. Visit The Center’s website at www.centertech.com or EKU’s EIEA website at www.eiea.eku.edu for additional information and a full gallery of photographs taken during the event.

Portion of Rt. 321 in Paintsville Renamed

On Monday, community and state leaders gathered here in Paintsville to present the family of Homer and Mary Short with a highway sign that will rename a section of KY 321 "Homer and Mary Short Memorial Drive." The Shorts were honored for their faithful investment in Paintsville and Johnson County which helped spark the local economy and the construction of the Mayo Plaza.