To the Residents of Oak Grove/Mohawk Community:
One month ago, a request was made to help raise money to purchase and install a new fire hydrant for the community. I am very happy to report that this community came together, supported this project, and was able to raise the needed funds for not one, but for two hydrants in this community.
At this time, the appropriate forms have been signed and one hydrant has already been ordered. It should be installed at the entrance of NE Reed Road. The second hydrant will be ordered and installed on Oak Grove Church Road.
I am very proud of the community and of the responses that I received while going door to door. Thank you all for your generosity and support.
Daniel Johnson, Fire Chief
Chalybeate Volunteer Fire Department
Several of our readers sent in reports, comments, and photos of happenings during the Black Friday shopping event around Bowling Green on November 27th.
Darren Doyle, story and photos
Emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle accident in the 4000 block of Chalybeate Road (KY HWY 101) near the Edmonson/Warren line around 7pm on Wednesday evening.
Police said that David Mize, 22, of Mammoth Cave was traveling southbound in a 2006 Ford Focus when he collided with the rear of a 2004 Honda Accord driven by Shannon McCoy of Chalybeate.
Officials said that Mrs. McCoy was stopped, waiting to turn into her driveway when she was hit. "All I know is that I was about to pull into my driveway, and the next thing I know, I was spinning around," Mrs. McCoy said.
Mr. Mize said he came over a hill and saw the car, but simply didn't have time to stop. Mize's daughter, a toddler, was with him in the vehicle, but secure in her car seat. Amazingly, there were no injuries. The toddler was comforted when a member of the fire department gave her a stuffed animal.
Mrs. McCoy had some Christmas gifts in her trunk, one being a large box of Lego blocks. The box was destroyed in the wreck and emergency workers had to clear hundreds of Legos out of the road, along with a host of broken car parts.
The road was down to one lane for a while and eventually shut down for a wrecker service to clear one of the vehicles.
Responding to the scene was the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Edmonson EMS, Chalybeate VFD, and a member from Kyrock VFD.
photos courtesy of Daniel Massey
Firefighters were called out around 1:30am on Tuesday morning as they responded to a fire at an abandoned house near the JR. Food Store in Bee Spring.
One firefighter said the cause of the fire seemed suspicious and that state officials were investigating as a possible arson case.
The Kyrock, Brownsville, Bear Creek, and Anneta Fire departments all responded to the blaze. The house was a total loss. No injuries were reported.
We're thankful that we live and work in Edmonson County, and for all the folks that make it great. From all of us, to all of you, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful upcoming Holiday Season.
May God richly bless you and yours today and everyday.
-From the EdmonsonVoice.com staff:
Edmonson Voice Staff
Police said multiple calls were made to dispatch to report a reckless driver in the Poplar Springs Road area on Sunday, November 22. Local officers soon found a vehicle matching the description of the reckless driver and they said the vehicle crossed over the center line several times in a one mile stretch.
Police then made a traffic stop on the vehicle which was driven by Charlie Hayes, 53, of Huff. Officers said Hayes showed obvious signs of intoxication and when field sobriety tests were administered, police said Hayes showed multiple clues of being under the influence of alcohol.
Hayes was arrested and charged with Operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense, Possess open alcohol beverage container, Failure to wear seat belts, and Careless driving.
Hayes was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. Assisting the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office in the incident was the Brownsville Police and Edmonson County EMS.
Edmonson Voice Staff
Local police were conducting a road safety checkpoint on KY 185 near Independence General Baptist Church yesterday when a Brownsville man stopped around 3:45pm and gave them what he claimed to be his real name and date of birth.
One of the deputies said that he recognized the man as a former school acquaintance and knew the info he was giving was false. After further investigation, police discovered that the man's true identity was actually Kevin Dalton, 29, of Brownsville, and that he was also wanted on an outstanding child support warrant that police said was in the amount of $17,000.
Dalton was arrested and charged with Contempt of court libel/slander resistance to order, Flagrant non-support, and Giving officer false name/address.
Dalton was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail on two cash bonds, one in the amount of $14,718, and another for $17,000.
On November 16, 2015 the Edmonson County Grand Jury returned the following indictments:
Cody D. Brady, Bail jumping in the first degree. Persistent felony offender in the second degree.
Kevin Dalton, Flagrant non support.
Donna Moore, 28 counts of entering false information to produce a title document. 28 counts of processing prohibited when property tax account delinquent.
Jeffrey Sowders, Possession of controlled substance in the first degree. Possession of drug paraphernalia.
Esther York, Flagrant non support.
Stephen Ashley, 28 counts of entering false information to produce a title document. 28 counts of processing prohibited when property tax account delinquent.
Mickey L. Shelton, 3 counts of sexual abuse in the first degree.
Howard W. Baird, 10 counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor- victim under sixteen. 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. 2 counts of sexual abuse in the first degree- victim under twelve. 10 counts of use of a minor in a sexual performance.
Elliot Skaggs, Forgery in the second degree. Second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Theft by deception over $500. Burglary in the second degree. Burglary in the third degree. Theft by unlawful taking $500.
Brent Moretz, Bail jumping in the first degree. Persistent felony offender in the second degree.
Mary Foley, Flagrant non support.
Walker Humphrey, Manufacturing methamphetamine. Trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree. Unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor. Possession of a controlled substance in the first degree. Possession of a controlled substance in the first degree- methamphetamine. Possession of marijuana. Possession of drug paraphernalia. Tampering with physical evidence.
Brandon Embry, Burglary in the first degree. Theft by unlawful taking- firearm. Theft by unlawful taking over $500.
James W. Mattingly, Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, firearm enhanced.
Michael Johnson, Carrying concealed weapon. Violation of Kentucky Emergency Protection Order/Domestic Violence Disorder. Trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, firearm enhanced.
Douglas Saltsman, Tampering with physical evidence. Persistent felony offender in the first degree.
Woody Woodson, License not in possession. Giving a false name to a police officer. No Kentucky registration plates. No registration receipt. Non-owner failure to have insurance. Possession of a controlled substance in the second degree. First degree wanton endangerment- police officer. First degree fleeing or evading police. Possession of marijuana. Possession of drug paraphernalia. Possession of a controlled substance in the first degree. Persistent felony offender in the first degree.
Byron Alford, Criminal mischief in the first degree. 3 counts of violation of Kentucky Emergency Protection Order/Domestic Violence Disorder. Stalking in the first degree. 4 counts of harassment- no physical contact.
Jonathon M. Humphrey, Manufacturing methamphetamine. Trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree- methamphetamine. Unlawful possession a methamphetamine precursor. Possession of a controlled substance in the first degree. Possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, third or greater offense. Possession of marijuana. Possession of drug paraphernalia. Persistent felony offender in the first degree.
Patrick Burns, Tampering with physical evidence. Persistent felony offender in the first degree.
An indictment is only a formal charge and is not an admission of guilt. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Edmonson District Court was held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. The Honorable Judge John M. McCarty presiding.
Charles Ray Hayes, Operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense. Possess open alcohol beverage container. Failure to wear seat belts. Careless driving. Pleaded not guilty to all charges. Pretrial conference for 2-2-16.
Rickey Mullikin, Reckless driving. Operating on suspended/revoked operator's license. Failure to surrender revoked operator's license. Failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, 1st. Pleaded not guilty to all charges. Pretrial conference for 12-15-15.
Paul Collins, Theft by unlawful taking or disposition, all others under $500. Criminal mischeif-3rd degree. Possession of burglary tools. To plea on 12-15-15.
Brandi Nicole Darst, Speeding 23mph over limit. Will attend County Attorney Traffic School.
Brooklyn R Smith, Operating on suspended/revoked operator's license. Pleaded not guilty. Pretrial conference for 4-26-16.
Steven L Todd, Speeding 20mph over limit. Possess open alcohol beverage container in motor vehicle, Instructional permit violations, Failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security. Failed to appear, $500 cash bench warrant issued.
Quintin Hornback, Criminal trespass- 1st degree. Pleaded not guilty. Pretrial conference for 12-15-15.
Edmonson Voice Staff
At Monday's fiscal court meeting, County Clerk Kevin Alexander announced that the County Election Board is looking into the possibilities of making changes in the current polling location system in Edmonson County.
It's no secret that many voters in the Wingfield community were unhappy when they were no longer allowed to vote at the Wingfield Firehouse. Some have to drive ten miles or more to vote at South Edmonson Elementary.
"The previous Election Board voted to do that," said Clerk Alexander. "It's my understanding that the reasons were high costs of having two polling places in one magisterial district, as well as possible parking issues at the Wingfield Firehouse."
The Chalybeate/Wingfield voting district has the highest number of registered voters, as well as voter turnout in the entire county. Alexander says it only makes sense to look into the possibilities of reopening the polls in Wingfield for the next election.
"Right now, we have several issues that need to be looked at," he said. "We've got District 3 (Rocky Hill) that currently has two polling places, which are at Rocky Hill and The Community Church. They have a small amount of registered voters compared to other places in the county, so is it best to consolidate two polling places into one? We're discussing it."
He also brought up examples of how lines are drawn throughout the county, many of which do not make sense, logistically. "We have someone who lives a few feet on the north side of the river, within Brownsville City limits, and they have to vote at Bear Creek. There are people in the Indian Creek area that are voting in Lincoln. The next-door neighbor to Kyrock Elementary can't vote there because of these lines, and it doesn't make sense."
Alexander said the most common complaints about voting locations are based around "Why do I vote there, when I live over here?" Alexander said those were very legitimate questions.
"This should be about doing everything we can to provide more opportunities and easier circumstances for Edmonson County residents to get out and vote, and that's what we're trying to do."
Alexander said the Election Board would likely vote on polling places like the Wingfield Firehouse issue in December, but re-drawing the lines for the districts would have to be done by fiscal court. He said the Election Board will continue to research all options and would likely make a recommendation to the fiscal court to see if some of these changes are made.
(Horse Cave, KY)- On Tuesday, November 24, 2015 the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green was conducting a traffic safety checkpoint at the intersection of Old Lexington Road and Old Glasgow Road.
At approx. 12:32 pm, Joey Cash (21) of Bowling Green, was operating a 2004 GMC Pickup when he drove through the checkpoint at a high rate of speed and did not stop. Troopers pursued after Cash northbound on Old Glasgow Road for a short distance before he turned on a side road and lost control of his truck and hit a fence. At this time Cash fled on foot where he was apprehended by Troopers without any further incident.
Cash was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail where he was charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Driving on DUI Suspended Operators License, and other various traffic related offenses.
The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper Ben Whitlock. He was assisted by Troopers Jonathan McChesney and Ronnie Reynolds.
(MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. – November 24, 2015) December marks the end of the season for certain services at Mammoth Cave National Park, including the picnic area and campgrounds.
The picnic area, Maple Springs Group Campground and Mammoth Cave Campground (near the visitor center) will be closed December 1, 2015, throughFebruary 28, 2016.
Houchin Ferry campground will remain open through the winter. Backcountry campsites on the north side of Green River will be available year round.
Darren Doyle, story and photo
Judge Wil Cannon presented a delinquent Recreational and Transient Room Tax repayment plan agreement to the fiscal court at today's meeting that will require The Fortress Group, owner of Park Mammoth Resort to pay a total of $92,789.73. The amount reflects totals from 2010 to 2014.
According to the written agreement, The Fortress Group owes Transient Room Taxes in the amount of $50,950.55, which include penalties and interest, and $41,839.18 in Recreational Taxes, also with penalties and and interest.
All recreational businesses that offer services inside the county (horseback riding, golf, ATV's, etc.) are required to pay a Recreational Tax, the monies of which help fund the county Parks and Rec program. All businesses that offer sleeping accommodations (bed in breakfast, cabin rentals, etc.) must pay a county Transient Room Tax. According to several at today's meeting, Park Mammoth charges their patrons these fees, but hasn't paid the taxes to the county.
"They collected this money, they charged the guests in their hotel these taxes, and then they (Park Mammoth) kept them, and they lived off of them, they kept their business running with that," said Rhonda Clemmons, with the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Board. Clemmons was also appointed by the county earlier in the year to seek out businesses that owed these taxes and collect them. "Greg's (Hudson) program (Parks and Rec) and my programs have both suffered over the last 4 years from lack of funding," she continued. "I've had to go part time, trails haven't been kept up, and you see other things that are affected from this. We've given and given, and I think it's time we do something about this."
Cannon said the county ordinance that was first passed in 1987 regarding payment of these taxes needed to be amended to include specific language regarding payment plans in situations like this one.
"As it stands right now, they're making money off the county because they're taking that money in but not collecting it for us, (the county)" said Tourism Board Member Cindy Rich. "They've done this all the way back since they bought it."
Cannon said his goal was to work out an agreement where the taxes are paid but Park Mammoth still remain in business. "We'd rather just have the money because the county needs it," he said. "But if we can figure out a way that Park Mammoth can pay us what they owe, including penalties and interest in full, and stay in business, that's the best option for everyone."
We asked the simple questions of "why did this go on for five years and escalate to this point?" "Was this company made aware of these taxes, and the penalties and interest for not paying them on time?"
Cannon said he wasn't sure if the company fully knew about it. Magistrate Johnny Brooks, who served with the previous administration, said he wasn't aware of the taxes.
"To our understanding, it was a verbal agreement made by the previous administration," said Clemmons. "I'd like to thank Judge Cannon for that when he took office, it was the first time someone told Parks and Rec and the Tourism Board what was going on with this, because we did not know."
Nick Noble, of The Fortress Group, said he and his company have been open with the county from day one on this issue. "Yes, there's a portion of Room and Rec tax that we've been unable to pay," he said.
When Noble was asked how the amount escalated to the almost $93K today, he said "I'm not sure how to answer that. We purchased a business in Edmonson County that had been struggling for many, many years and we tried to turn it around. We started new businesses within that business. It's been a big challenge, but we've had a lot of success, so I'm not sure how to answer that."
We asked if The Fortress Group was made aware of the Rec and Room Taxes by the previous administration, going back to 2010. "They've always been up front with us and we've always tried to communicate with the fiscal court, yeah, and I've always tried to be up front with them as well," Noble said.
We simply asked Noble if it was safe to assume that Park Mammoth simply was unable to pay the taxes to the county. "That would be correct, or we would've. We've got a payment plan put together to pay all the interest and penalties, and we're going to live up to that. We've never hidden from this, we understand it's been out in the open. We know it's our responsibility and we have to take care of it."
Noble made note that his company employs over 40 people. "I don't know how many employers in Edmonson County have more than that, but it can't be too many," he said. "We're bringing people in from all over the country to big events. Prior to our ownership, Park Mammoth had struggled for a long time under the previous owners. It's taken an absolute Herculian effort to turn that around. We're having a lot of success in lots of areas, other areas not so much. We're pouring our hearts and souls into it, we've been up front with everyone about everything, and we're doing our best to keep the business open, make profit, keep people employed, and grow."
Noble said his company looked at Park Mammoth as a "diamond in the rough," with so many things to offer with the raw ingredients it has to be something more.
"It's uphill, but we're up for the challenge," he said. "We will work with the county to make sure all this is taken care of. We're not trying to run away from anything."
The current payment agreement states that the company will pay $4394. 86 within 30 days of signature with another $4394.86 in six months from signature, with a $1,400 monthly payment for the next 5 years. Some court members brought up the point that a simple 5 year agreement would not work because accruing penalties and interest would keep the balance from being paid within 5 years with the amount of the listed monthly payment.
Magistrate Mark Woosley made a motion to re-write the payment agreement where it states that payments will be made until the balance is paid in full, not 5 years, and that if payments are late, then and only then would the county take other legal action. The motion was seconded by Magistrate Johnny Brooks.
The new agreement will be in order once it's signed by both the Judge Executive and The Fortress Group.
Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle has released the activity report for October 2015. He reported the following:
:The following locations are approved safety traffic checkpoints in Edmonson County used by local law enforcement:
Darren Doyle story and photos
Local firefighters were called out to a grass fire on Noah Bledsoe Road in Chalybeate today across from the Lake Forrest Subdivision. Several neighbors took to the fire with shovels and rakes to help the Chalybeate Fire Department. Members from other local departments were on hand as well.
A local resident who did not give his name, was burning some cardboard boxes and windy conditions caused the fire to spread faster than he could handle. Although approximately three to four acres burned, it was a grass field only and no other property damage was sustained.
No injuries were reported.
(Bowling Green) – Kentucky State Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers will help brighten the holiday season for families in need this year through the sixth annual Cram The Cruiser food drive, which begins Nov. 23 and continues through Dec. 11.
“Service to those in need goes hand-in-hand with our law enforcement mission,” says KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer. “It’s a way to repay the local communities that support us throughout the year.”
Food collection sites have been established at all 16 KSP posts throughout the state and at the agency’s headquarters in Frankfort. (Visit the KSP website at kentuckystatepolice.org for a listing of the post locations. http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/post.htm)
Locally you can drop your food donations off at KSP Post 3 Bowling Green at 3119 Nashville Road. Also, we will be set up at Kroger on Campbell Lane in Bowling Green on Tuesday, December 1st and at Houchens in Glasgow on Tuesday, December 8th from approx. 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Suggested non-perishable food donations include canned fruit and vegetables, canned meat, macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned soups, chili or spaghetti sauce, brownie and cake mixes, coffee, water, powdered milk and juices.
The food will be distributed at post level to local shelters, churches or other organizations serving those in need.
KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb said the agency collected more than 232,011 pounds (116 tons) of food statewide during last year’s Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.
“Last year, KSP Post 10 in Harlan led all KSP posts and CVE regions with 43,825 pounds of food collected,” said Webb.
Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in the local post and region areas. Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 500,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across the Commonwealth.
“Cram the Cruiser is a great example of law enforcement partnering with civic organizations, businesses and private citizens to make a real difference in local communities throughout the Commonwealth,” says Brewer.
A statement today from Mammoth Cave National Park gave an update on the search for Randy Rascoe. It said:
Monday, November 23: we do not have any searchers in the field today. Park staff are reviewing the search plan and the areas that have been searched. We have requested assistance from the Civil Air Patrol, and are following up on information about Randy Rascoe's last whereabouts.
The family continues to request help from the public regarding information about Randy -- please call the Park Watch telephone line at (888) 219-1599.
photo or Randy Rascoe released by his family
Edmonson Voice Staff
On Thursday, November 19, 2015, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Mammoth Cave National Park staff began to investigate an abandoned vehicle in the visitor center parking lot, according to a press release from the park.
The vehicle is registered to Randy Rascoe, a native of Glasgow, Ky. Park rangers performed a hasty search of the headquarters area, with no results, and Mr. Rascoe's family was notified.
The press release also stated that on Friday, November 20, Park staff, Edmonson County Emergency Management Director Pat Prunty, and seven volunteers from Edmonson County searched park facilities and about a ¼-mile radius from the location of the visitor center parking lot, with no results.
On Saturday, November 21, the search was expanded with the help of volunteers from Hart County Rescue Squad, Butler County Rescue Squad, Edmonson County Search and Rescue, and Park staff. Edmonson County volunteers also used a search dog.
Pat Prunty said the area that was being searched is what would seem to be a logical area near the visitor's center. "On Saturday, we wanted to concentrate on an area that was approximately 1150 acres," he said. "We received a wind advisory around 1:30 pm, and because of so much debris in the park, it was best if we postponed the search until conditions improved. There were only two small areas left to search within our designated area, probably about an hour's worth."
Sheriff Shane Doyle said the sheriff's office has not been asked to join the search at this time. "We have no jurisdiction in Mammoth Cave National Park and we only respond to that area when we're requested to do so," he said. "We're readily available should our office receive a request for any type of assistance."
Vickie Carson, Public Information Officer for the park, said the search had continued on Sunday morning. "Today, we have Edmonson County volunteers and park staff covering the remaining area as well as previously searched areas," she said. "Mr. Rascoe's family said he enjoys the outdoors and it's assumed he may have taken a trail here in the park." Carson also said there was no proof that Rascoe had been an actual visitor of the park, or that he'd purchased any type of tour.
Carson said the car was parked in an area where it would be difficult to notice that it had been there for an extended period of time. "The family is also looking into other possibilities that we don't know."
Above: photos of Randy Rascoe, submitted by his brother, Steve Rascoe
Prunty said a thorough search from all agencies had been conducted, which included the Green River and all the bluff areas as well. He said a cadaver dog had been utilized, but that it had not picked up any scent or signal.
Carson extended thanks and appreciation to all the help so far. "We appreciate our local volunteers so much."
A statement from the park said that Mr. Rascoe has not communicated with his family for several months.
The family has asked for anyone with knowledge of Mr. Rascoe to contact the Park Watch phone line at (888) 219-1599, to leave a recorded message.
photos courtesy of Edmonson County Gifted and Talented
Several ECHS juniors attended Kentucky Youth Assembly, a legislative program sponsored by Kentucky YMCA, in Louisville, November 19-21.
Students presented a legislative bill in front of approximately 1,000 high school students across the state. The group spent numerous hours preparing over the last several months and gained valuable leadership experience.
This trip was sponsored by the district Gifted and Talented Program. Advisors Britney Cole and Dana Lindsey led group activities for this conference.
Edmonson Voice Staff
Local police responded to a complaint of what appeared to be an intoxicated man pushing a bicycle northbound on 31W Friday afternoon. County deputies said they found the man passed out, highly intoxicated on the steps of Icy Sink Church.
Police said the man, Buddy Casaglio, 22, of Clarksville, TN, had been hitchhiking in the area and was picked up earlier by a local resident. "Casaglio apparently told the resident that picked him up that he was headed to a friend's house," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "When the local resident asked him where the friend lived, Casaglio told him it was the 'last city in Kentucky'."
Doyle also said the resident reported that he tried to help the Tennessee man, but the man was so drunk that he couldn't talk to him. "The resident apparently asked Casaglio if he knew how to get to his friend's house and Casaglio said 'one of them big highways'."
Casaglio was arrested and charged with intoxication in a public place. He was transported to the Hart County Jail.
"This man put himself in danger by pushing his bike on a busy highway while intoxicated. We don't arrest people just to be doing it, we do it for the safety and well being of everyone," Doyle said.
Darren Doyle, photos
Members of the Chalybeate Fire Department responded to a brush fire in a wooded area today on Oak Grove Church Road. A witness said a resident was burning trash in a barrel near the woods line and burning embers were blown into the woods. Recent heavy rains provided enough moisture in the ground to help conditions.
Luckily, the woods only suffered surface damage as only a handful of firefighters were needed to snuff out the blaze. The home was okay as well.
Edmonson Voice Staff
Michael Adams, 21, of Panama City Beach, FL was found guilty of sexual abuse--1st degree on Thursday, November 19th in a trial by jury. Adams was indicted by a Grand Jury on 6/16/14 and arrested on a warrant on 7/20/14.
Adams was accused by an Edmonson County 14 year old juvenile girl of inappropriate touching of the genitalia while she slept. KSP Trooper Tommie Walters was the investigating officer.
Commonwealth Attorney Tim Coleman was the prosecuting attorney in the case. Local officials said that Coleman, who has always had a strong stance on sexual assault and abuse cases, presented a solid case for the Commonwealth.
According to officials, Adams was supposed to be a friend of the juvenile's family and was visiting.
The jury recommended the maximum penalty of 5 years in the state penitentiary.
Via Kentucky State Police:
(Scottsville, KY)- While attending a football game at Allen County High School on Saturday, November 14, Gabriella Doolin could not be located by her family. Gabriella was then reported missing to Allen County Dispatch at 7:40 PM. An immediate search of the area was conducted and at 8:05 PM, the Kentucky State Police were notified that her body had been located in a wooded area near the school. Since that time, a vigorous investigation has taken place day and night into the circumstances surrounding her death.
Today at 11:23 AM, an arrest warrant was issued and 38 year old Timothy Madden of Scottsville was arrested and was lodged in the Allen County Jail. He was later transferred to the Barren County Detention Center.
Madden was charged with:
This is still an ongoing investigation and no further details can be released at this time. The investigation is being led by Detective Wesley Medley, where he was assisted by the Detectives of Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green, KSP Forensics Lab, Medical Examiner’s Office, Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Scottsville Police Department, Allen County Coroner’s Office, Allen County EMS, Scottsville Fire Department, and the Allen County Rescue Squad.
The Edmonson County EMS put two new ambulances to service this week. The first one is already on the road as it was put to work on Monday, November 16, and the other one is set to be inspected this week. EMS Director Keith Sanders said it should go into service on Friday, November 20.
Edmonson District Court was held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. The Honorable Judge John M. McCarty presiding.
Alvin E. Courtney, Operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense, pleaded guilty. Failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation, dismissed. Total fines and costs $728.
Christopher Todd Richards, Manufacturing methamphetamine, 1st offense. Possessing controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense. Convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Controlled substance endangerment to child, 4th degree. Possession of marijuana. Drug paraphernalia- deliver/manufacture. Pleaded not guilty to all. Pretrial hearing 11/24/15. Bond to remain, declined attorney.
Patrick Kyle Roby, Carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Possessing controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense. Drug paraphernalia- buy/possess. Pleaded not guilty to all. Pretrial hearing 11/24/15.
Derrick W. Mercer, No/expired registration plates. No/expired Kentucky registration receipt. Failure to produce insurance card. Proof shown on all counts, all charges dismissed.
John T. Borders, Speeding 16mph over limit. Pleaded guilty, fined $32. Failure to wear seat belts. Pleaded guilty, fined $25. No/expired registration plates. Proof shown, dismissed. No/expired Kentucky registration receipt. Proof shown, dismissed. Total fines and costs $175.
Jeffrey K. Carnes, Operating on suspended/revoked operators license. Proof shown, dismissed.
Deondra M. Archie, Speeding 25mph over limit, limited access. Failed to appear, notice sent to Department of Transportation.
Jerrell W. Mayo, Speeding 15mph over limit. Continued for 11/24/15.
Samuel P. Whittington, Speeding 18mph over limit. Paid.
Molly M. Childress, Possessing open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Any non criminal charge not covered by these codes. Signed agreed order.
Tanya L. Winburn, Speeding 15mph over limit. Pleaded guilty. Operating on suspended/revoked operators license. Proof shown, dismissed. Possessing license when privileges are revoked/suspended. Proof shown, dismissed. Failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation. Proof shown, dismissed. Failure to produce insurance card. Proof shown, dismissed. Total fines and costs $184.