A boil water advisory is in effect for the Sunfish, Roundhill, and Huff communities due to valve break in the area. The Edmonson County Water District is in the process of replacing the broken valve, but it could possibly take a couple of days for the water samples to be approved. With the New Year's holiday this week, more of a delay than usual could be expected. We will stay in contact with the Water District while the situation is being handled.
A new group of county officials was sworn in by the Honorable Judge Ronnie Dortch in the Edmonson County District courtroom earlier today. Each office holder will officially assume their duties at midnight on Monday, January 5, 2015.
Above: (L-R) County Attorney J.B. Hines, Sheriff Shane Doyle, County Clerk Kevin Alexander, Judge Executive Wil Cannon, Jailer Hank Vincent, Constable Tim Skees, and Coroner Michael Alexander.
Four county offices will have newly elected men in charge, including County Attorney J.B. Hines, Sheriff Shane Doyle, County Clerk Kevin Alexander, and Judge Executive Wil Cannon. Tim Skees was sworn in as Constable. The courtroom was standing room only as friends and family members of each official were present at the ceremony. Hank Vincent (Jailer) and Michael Alexander (Coroner) were each re-elected to their offices.
Above: All county law enforcement officers were also required to take their oath for the upcoming term. This included the Sheriff, deputies, special deputies, detectives and courtroom officers.
Edmonson Voice Staff
A head on collision that occured on Friday December 12, 2014, on Ky 259 North, which claimed the life of 93 year old Juanita Sanders Vincent is now the cause of another fatality. Sharon Leeawona Hayes Manning, driver of the other vehicle who was air lifted to the hospital in Nashville, has died of complications from surgery along with critical injuries suffered in the crash.
Officials said that the woman had been in critical condition since being admitted to Skyline Medical Center on the day of the accident. She died approximately at 6pm last night.
Edmonson Voice Staff
About 4 months ago, we started telling folks about Edmonson County's first online news source. When we launched our site, the response was overwhelming and we're still growing every day. We've got great things planned for 2015, and we look forward to sharing it with you.
As all the shopping, hustle and bustle, food, family, and friends finally come together this Christmas, please take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of the season. We will be spending time with our own families throughout the next few days, but plan to be back bringing you news and info next week. God bless all of you this Christmas and thank you for reading and supporting the Edmonson Voice.
Yesterday around 3pm, a two-vehicle accident occurred in the 8000 block of Highway 259. A '97 Ford F-250 Pickup driven by Larry Neal Meredith 48, struck a red 1991 Chevy Pickup driven by a minor. As the minor attempted to back into his driveway, Mr. Meredith's truck hit the minor's vehicle, then left the roadway and struck a tree.
Despite the damage, Neither driver required medical attention. Edmonson County Deputy Jordan Jones was first on scene assisted by Deputy Stoney Phillips and Sheriff-Elect Shane Doyle.
Edmonson Voice Staff
Edmonson District Court was held on December 16, 2014.
The Honorable Judge Renona Carol Browning presiding.
Jeffrey Dean, Theft by deception including cold checks under $500. Pleaded guilty. Fined $500, suspended for two years on no similar offense. Court cost $154. Show cause hearing for 3/24/15
Tyrrell Ramon Walters, Assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced 30 days in jail plus $184. Show cause hearing for 4/8/15
Matthew Dylan Bell, Violation of EPO/DVO. Pleaded guilty. 10 days in jail suspended for 2 years on no similar offense. Court cost $184. Show cause hearing for 4/7/15
Mark Higgs, Operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs, Pleaded not guilty. Refusal to submit to breath/blood/urine test, pleaded not guilty. Possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle, pleaded not guilty. No or expired plates, dismissed without prejudice. Pre trial conference for 1/27/15.
Larry William York, Operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense. Pleaded guilty. 30 days in jail, credit for 8 days served, suspended for 2 years on no similar offense, license suspended for 60 days. Theft by unlawful taking under $500, dismissed without prejudice. Possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle, dismissed without prejudice. Drug paraphernalia, dismissed without prejudice. Total fines and court costs, $759, show cause hearing for 12/15/15.
Jerry Taylor Pedigo, Operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense. Pleaded guilty. 30 days in jail, credit for 8 days served, suspended for 2 years on no similar offense, license suspended for 60 days. Possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle, dismissed without prejudice. Operating on suspended/revoked operators license, dismissed without prejudice. Total fines and court costs, $728, show cause hearing for 12/15/15.
Hai V. Ho, Speeding, reckless driving, pleaded guilty. Fine plus court cost, $193. Failure to produce insurance card, dismissed without prejudice.
Lonnie James McCrady, Speeding, paid in full. Failure to notify address change to dept of transportation, dismissed without prejudice.
Heather King, No/expired registration reciept, no/expired plates, no tail lamps, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security. All charges dismissed with no court costs.
William Graven, Speeding, sentenced to traffic school. failure to produce insurance card, pleaded not guilty. Pre trial conference for 12/30/14. License to be in possession, dismissed without prejudice. Court costs $143, show cause hearing for 3/10/15
Heather King, Possession of marijuana, pleaded guilty, 30 days in jail, suspended for 2 years on no similar offense. Drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty, 30 days in jail, suspended for 2 years on no similar offense. Court cost $184, show cause hearing for 5/5/15.
Bobby J Lindsey, Possession of synthetic drugs, class B misdemeanor. Public intoxication of controlled substance. Failure to appear, bench warrant issued.
Travis S. Thomas, Possession of synthetic drugs, class B misdemeanor. Pleaded guilty. 30 days in jail, credit for 14 days served, suspended for 1 year on no similar offense. Public intoxication of controlled substance. Pleaded guilty. 30 days in jail, credit for 14 days served, suspended for 1 year on no similar offense. Court costs $184.
Bobbi J Harsha, Theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting under $500. Deferred for 6 months on no similar offense. Court costs $184.
Justin D Satterly, Public intoxication of controlled substance. Failure to appear, bench warrant served.
Daniel J Smith, Theft of services, 144 separate counts. Each count amended to misdemeanors. Pleaded not guilty, Pre trial conference scheduled for 1/13/15.
Eric Todd Lyvers, Possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense, (meth), Drug Paraphernalia, Operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs, obstructed vision and or windshield, persistent felony offender first degree, wanton endangerment 1st degree. Pleaded not guilty, Public defender appointed. Preliminary hearing for 12/23/14. Bond modified to $40,000 with 50% cash.
Sonino P. Jeffriee, Criminal mischief, 1st degree, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance, unauthorized use of motor vehicle 1st offense, pleaded not guilty. Public defender appointed, preliminary hearing for 12/23/14.
Korey A Baise, Criminal mischief, 1st degree, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance, unauthorized use of motor vehicle 1st offense, pleaded not guilty. Public defender appointed, preliminary hearing for 12/23/14.
It was a bittersweet occasion for some at today's fiscal court meeting. Not only was it the final meeting of the year, it was also the last one for Judge Executive N.E. Reed, a 21 year veteran of the office, as well as county treasurer Ann Bullock, District 2 Magistrate Willie Lindsey, and District 6 Magistrate Neil Vincent.
As today's meeting began, Parks and Rec Director A.B. Webb addressed the court and gave a heartfelt goodbye to Judge Reed, Treasurer Bullock, and both outgoing magistrates. The court then heard from county road foreman Ray Page. Page reported current projects in operation, such as backhoe work, multiple rocking areas, mowing and clearing, as well as ditching and road tiles in the various districts. Both Reed and Bullock praised Page for his leadership and the workmanship from the road department during their respective terms.
There was recognition of the outgoing magistrates and treasurer as Reed presented plaques to Willie Lindsey, Neil Vincent, and Ann Bullock. Judge Reed was also the recipient of plaques himself, as he was presented awards from Keith Sanders, director of the Ambulance Service, and from Ron Lafferty, director of the Drug Task Force.
Coroner Michael Alexander gave the yearly coroner's report. In addition to the report, he also explained the duties of the office of the coroner. He said that he must determine the cause and manner of death and that in some incidents, he and staff members are on a case for 16-20 consecutive hours. With specific detail, he reported that the county had 31 deaths in 2014.
The court also approved:
Ann Bullock also gave an emotional goodbye as she addressed the court. She thanked everyone for all their work and cooperation over the years. She said she plans to spend more time with her grandchildren. "I've enjoyed my 16 years as county treasurer," she said. "I've been by Judge Reed's side through thick and thin and I really enjoyed working with the court. I expect Edmonson County to keep making progress in the future." She also added, "It's bittersweet...I didn't think it would be, I thought I'd leave here jumping for joy! But I was a little sad because you make a lot of friends here. I wish all the new court the best."
Darren Doyle, Story and Photos
Yesterday evening at approximately 6:00 pm, a rollover collision occurred around the 1000 block of Wingfield Church Road.
The vehicle, a 2012 Toyota Camry operated by a Robert Keith of Galatin Tn, and Kevin Davis of Bowling Green was south bound, when it exited the right side of the roadway, the vehicle continued a few hundred feet then jumped a large culvert, then ramped off of an elevated driveway. The vehicle was airborne for a short time, and made 1.5 complete rolls before coming to final rest.
Both occupants were transported by Edmonson EMS to the Medical Center in Bowling Green where they were treated and released last night. The accident was worked by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department. Helping on scene was the Wingfield Volunteer Fire Department, Edmonson County JAWS, and numerous first responders.
Edmonson Voice Staff
Sheriff-Elect Shane Doyle has just completed 54 hours of new and continued training at the annual Kentucky Sheriff's Association Conference held in Bowling Green. Each year, the conference provides in-service training for all Kentucky Sheriffs, Deputies and other law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth.
Topics ranged from tax and fee collection, personnel laws, and liability to domestic terrorism, search and seizure, and surveillance. Over 200 sheriffs, deputies, and office staff from Kentucky were in attendance. Doyle will take office on January 2, 2014.
Attendees at the 2014 Kentucky Sheriffs Association, held at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green.
Edmonson Voice Staff
On December 16, 2014, the Edmonson County Grand Jury returned the following indictments:
Scott Lane, Possession of controlled substance in the first degree-second offense, firearm enhanced, Possession of firearm by convicted felon, Possession of drug paraphernalia, firearm enhanced, Persistent felony offender in the first degree.
Ronnie Lane, Possession of controlled substance in the first degree-second offense, firearm enhanced, Possession of firearm by convicted felon, Possession of drug paraphernalia, firearm enhanced, Persistent felony offender in the first degree.
Jeramie Sanders, Theft by unlawful taking over $500, Persistent felony offender in the second degree.
Steven J. Phelps, Trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, possession of controlled substance in the first degree (Meth) Trafficking in synthetic drugs, possession of synthetic drugs, persistent felony offender in the first degree.
Randall Decker, Manufacturing methamphetamine, second offense, Possession of controlled substance in the first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender in the second degree.
Christopher Slaughter, Manufacturing methamphetamine, Possession of controlled substance in the first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender in the second degree.
Arthur Bratcher, Manufacturing methamphetamine, Possession of controlled substance in the first degree, (meth) possession of drug paraphernalia.
Laura Westfall, Trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, possession of controlled substance in the first degree (meth) Trafficking in synthetic drugs, Possession of synthetic drugs.
Jessica Moore, Theft of identity, Theft by unlawful taking over $500, Unlawful access of a computer in the first degree.
Charlotte Newton, Manufacturing methamphetamine, Possession of controlled substance in the first degree, (meth) possession of drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender in the second degree.
Senate Duvall, Sr, Cultivating marijuana, five or more plants, trafficking in a marijuana over five pounds.
Austin Colgate, Assault in the first degree.
James Reynolds, Criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, theft by unlawful taking over $500, persistent felon offender in the first degree.
James Alan Higgs, Trafficking in marijuana-less than eight ounces, second offense, persistent felonyh offender in the first degree.
Dylean Clark, Assault in the first degree.
Ralph Fox, Jr, Burglary in the third degree (two counts), criminal mischief in the first degree, theft by unlawful taking over $500, (two counts).
Wesley Potter, Trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree.
Andrea Sowders, Trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree.
David Mize, Trafficking in controlled substances within 1000 of a school, persistent felony offender second degree.
Jason Salyer, Bail jumping in the first degree, persistent felony offender in the first degree.
Gary Highbaugh, Sr, Assault in the second degree, possession of controlled substance in the first degree, alcohol intoxication in a public place, trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, retaliating against a participant in the legal process, persistent felony offender in the first degree.
Note: An indictment is only a formal charge and is not an admission of guilt. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
ABOVE: Emergency personnel render aid to Lerica Highbaugh, (inside vehicle) after a two-car accident on Monday. Highbaugh was hospitalized from the incident. Bernice Childress, also involved (with red scarf) looks on.
On Monday, A 2004 Ford Taurus operated by Bernice Childress, 73, from Mammoth Cave was pulling from the parking lot at The Cee Bee Food Store. A 2001 Grand Prix operated by Lerica Highbaugh, 46, was south bound on Main Street. Ms. Childress pulled into the path of Ms. Highbaugh. Unable to avoid the collision, Ms. Highbaugh side-swiped Ms. Childress' vehicle.
Ms. Highbaugh was transported by the Edmonson County EMS to the Medical Center in Bowling Green where she was treated and released.
Today, Community Action of Southern Kentucky's Head Start in Edmonson County was officially adopted into Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Program in memory of Stoy E. Browning who passed away May 19, 2014. Made possible by a generous memorial contribution, all children that currently participate in the local Head Start will be enrolled in the program. After today, each child will receive one book per month mailed directly to their home until they reach the age of 5, at no cost to the family. Thus far, more than 42,900 books have been mailed to over 2,900 children in surrounding counties.
Laura Thomas, Director of Edmonson County's Head Start said the impact in the local program would be huge. "Things like this don't often happen here. Sometimes we get overlooked because we're a small county," she said. "We're very appreciative to the Browning family for doing this. For some of these kids, that means as many as 24 new books."
United Way of Southern Kentucky Board of Director Member and Edmonson County resident Craig Browning was humbled for he and his family to be part of the gift. "It's a very special opportunity to benefit these children," he said. The opportunity to give the gift of reading, especially this time of year, through the memorial fund that many contributed to is a very special moment." He also said that his late father, Stoy Browning, would have enjoyed watching the children with their new books. "Christmas was his favorite time of the year, and watching kids enjoy gifts was special to him," Browning said. "He would've been very pleased to see them opening their first book this morning."
United Way Staff members gift wrapped each book and volunteers on hand passed out the books, along with the Browning family, to each child in attendance today.
Browning said he has hopes of soon seeing a United Way campaign in Edmonson County. He said that it's one of the most powerful tools for investing back into the community. Within the past year alone, the organization has given approximately $20,000 to Edmonson County programs like the Family Resource Center, Adult Education, Adult Daycare, and more. "This money was raised by Edmonson County folks that work for a company outside the county that participates in United Way campaigns," he said. "Imagine how much more money could be brought to our communities if we also did that right here."
If you or your employer are interested in learning more about how United Way can work for your Edmonson County communities, click here for more info.
Darren Doyle, Story and Photos
(Bowling Green, KY)- On Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 7:53 P.M., Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green was contacted by the Bowling Green Police Department (BGPD) regarding an officer involved shooting at the Cabela’s Sporting Goods in the city limits of Bowling Green.
Preliminary investigation shows that Cabela’s Sporting Goods contacted BGPD regarding a subject that had taken a firearm from the shelf and placed it inside of his pants and proceeded to go into the restroom. The subject then left the restroom and proceeded to exit the store with the firearm still located in the front of his pants.
The Officer involved in the shooting has been identified as Officer Clifton Phelps, a three-year veteran of the Bowling Green Police Department.
Sources said that the weapon was an AR-type assault rifle with a folding stock, and the subject, identified as Elliott Cummings (33) of Napeirville, IL, took the rifle from a used-gun rack, but appeared to be an ordinary shopper at first. One Edmonson County resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said "I saw the guy before all this happened, he was just a few feet away from me. He acted normal as far as I could tell...he looked like a normal guy." Other sources said that immediately after leaving the bathroom, Cummings quickly headed for the store exit.
Another source said that police were waiting in the store parking lot as the subject exited the building. It was reported that the subject was ordered to stop, but Cummings ran and reached for the rifle, still in his pants, and that's when he was shot in his backside area by Officer Phelps.
Mr. Cummings was transported to the Medical Center and later transferred to the Skyline Medical Center, Nashville, TN where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Officer Phelps has been place on administrative leave per the BGPD policy.
The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Kentucky State Police Post 3 Investigative Sergeant Jermaine Savage.
Edmonson Voice Staff
Police credit the sweet tooth of two reported shoplifters as the reason for another DUI arrest. On Tuesday, Dec. 9th, Brownsville Police received a call of a reported shoplifter at Minit Mart in Brownsville. The suspect fled the store in what was described as a gold van. Officers located the van and stopped the vehicle on Veterans Way at the intersection of Beaver Dam Church Rd.
Upon further investigation, the stolen items were recovered, which included approximately five pounds of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. This led to the arrest of Larry W. York of Glasgow. Police also found open alcoholic beverages inside the van. York was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $500, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Also arrested was Jerry T. Pedigo of Glasgow. Pedigo was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, and operating on a suspended operator’s license.
York and Pedigo were lodged in the Hart Co. Jail.
Brownsville Police Officer Garth Avery was assisted on the scene by Kentucky State Police Trooper Chris Newkirk and Edmonson County Deputy Wally Ritter.
Edmonson Voice Staff
On Friday December 12, 2014, on Ky 259 North, A two vehicle, head on collision accident occurred, claiming the life of the driver of one vehicle, while the other driver was air lifted to the hospital in Nashville, and remains in critical condition.
The accident backed up traffic for over an hour, and Edmonson County Schools had to delay the afternoon bus rides home for about a half hour. The names of the parties involved are being withheld until investigation of the accident is completed.
Edmonson Voice Staff
Community cornerstone and long time local business Bank of Edmonson County has announced their plans for a new branch to be located in nearby Smiths Grove. The bank filed a legal notice with the FDIC on December 11, 2014 requesting the new branch. They predict the request will be completed and approved sometime in early January.
“Bank of Edmonson County is extremely excited about the opportunity to serve the Smiths Grove community," said Bank CEO Michelle Coleman. "We want the people of Smiths Grove to have a convenient banking location in their community and we wish to provide our local decision making and superior customer service. We invite them to visit our locations on Louisville Road in Bowling Green or Main Street in Brownsville during the FDIC application and construction process.”
Currently, there is only one local bank in Smiths Grove, PNC Bank, but it will be closing in February, 2015. Bank of Edmonson County plans on breaking ground in the spring of 2015 and hopes to be open and operating in the fall, later in the year. The new bank will be located at 156 Main Street in the center of town.
Edmonson County Middle School students use Venier Labquest and sensors to collect data for a research project that ECMS is doing in collaboration with Mammoth Cave National Park. The Venier Labquest and data sensors were purchased with proceeds from an educational grant that the middle school received from the DART Foundation.
BELOW: Chloe Collins, Mackezie Jones, Andy Embry, and Weston Hodges
Photo submitted by Charla Caudill
On Monday, December 8th around 7pm, Edmonson County dispatch was notified of a reckless driver that had crashed in a yard at the 7500 block of Brownsville Rd. Officer Garth Avery and Deputy Wally Ritter arrived on scene and found no one in the vehicle or around it.
Shortly after, officers were notified that the vehicle had been borrowed by Sonino Jeffries of Cave City and Korey Baize of Indianapolis, from a Steven Doty of Park City. Doty reported that Jeffries had borrowed the vehicle around 4 pm for a short trip to Park City and back. Doty stated that it had been several hours and he had not heard from them.
Jeffries and Baize were found walking on Brownsville Road just a short distance from the residence on foot.
Both were charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid and Criminal Mischief 1st degree. Both were lodged in Hart County Jail. ECSO was assisted in the case by KSP and BCPD.
Edmonson Voice Staff
Last night's school board meeting featured more than just business as usual as thirteen different students from South Edmonson Elementary were recognized and honored for achieving distinguished overall test scores (the highest marks possible) in reading and math.
Principal Jamie Woosley reported on the improvements that his school has made. Statewide, SEES has improved it's school wide testing scores a whopping 57% in just two years. Since 2012, the third and fourth graders' reading scores have increased 20%, math 15%, science 15%, while language arts rose 12%.
Woosley also said that while he's proud of these numbers, it takes more than numbers to prepare elementary school students for the future. He says "The Leader In Me" program is making an enormous impact at South Edmonson. "The Leader In Me focus on things not taught in regular subjects. It basically focuses on helping students do the right thing when no one is looking," he said. The program teaches about character, responsibility, helping others, and honesty. "The other day, a student was given two snacks from the vending machine as they tried to make a purchase. That student turned one of them into the office because they felt it was the right thing to do." He said that those small examples now can turn into much bigger things in the future.
From L-R: Danielle Hartz, Ryley Jones, Callie Webb, Principal Woosley, Cameron Whitfill, Lily Jayne Vincent, Brylee Honeycutt, Reagan Nunn, Claire Burklow, Alyssa Doyle, Glenna Crisp, Ty Brantley, Andrew Talley, MaKalee Thompson (D.Doyle)
Other local schools were also honored with high marks as ECHS was awarded the distinction of Proficient, and Kyrock Elementary and ECMS were both awarded Distinguished Honors, with ECMS rating in the top 95% statewide.
Above: We thought it would be ok to let them have a little fun...
Darren Doyle, Story and Photos
A good crowd was on hand last night as local business owners, residents, and county officials attended the annual Edmonson County Industrial Authority Christmas Dinner.
The YAMI Yahagi America Molding Inc won the Present Industry of the Year. Located off of 31-W on Sanders Road near Park City, the company is a Tier 3ISO Certified manufacturer of plastic injection molded automobile parts. Present Business of the Year was awarded to Stile Homes, a general contracting company, and Johnny Cummings won Present Citizen of the Year.
The Bowling Green Police Department has made a drug arrest and seizure of a large amount of pills.
On December 4th, 2014, officers were attempting to locate a person in the Greenwood area who was wanted. While following leads, officers spoke to employees of the Microtel Inn on Mel Browning Street and asked about suspicious activity in a hotel room. Officers made contact with Laura R. Woods, 29, Bowling Green, in room 227, where pills could be seen in plain view. Officer obtained a search warrant and located thousands of pills, over 7 ounces of methamphetamine and a large quantity of money.
Woods has been charged with Trafficking in a Controlled substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (less or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine) and Trafficking in a Controlled substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (greater than 10 dosage units of an unspecified drug).
Officers are sorting, identifying and counting the pills while detectives are attempting to locate other suspects. The investigation continues and the Bowling Green Police Department expects additional charges to be filed. The original wanted person has not been located and is not associated with this case.
Woods was arrested for similar offenses earlier this year when the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department responded to her residence on Chalybeate School Road. On June 4th, Sheriff-Elect Shane Doyle, Brownsville Police Chief Ricky Sanders and BPD Officer Garth Avery arrived in response to a domestic abuse call when Doyle noticed a large plastic bag of pills. Woods had already left the residence. Police then obtained a search warrant and discovered more pills, (some stored in a child's room) marijuana, syringes, liquid morphine, and a large assortment of survival equipment and firearms. Arrest warrants were issued and Woods was taken custody in Warren County soon after. She was out on bond from the prior offense when Bowling Green Police made the new arrest yesterday.
At 5:00 AM this morning Edmonson County dispatch received a call reporting a structure fire at 727 Mount Zion Road. When authorities arrived, they found a mobile home owned by Robert McCrady, rented by Tim Webb, that was completely engulfed in flames. The occupant had spent the night somewhere else that night and was not home. There were no injuries reported.
Brownsville, Bear Creek, and Kyrock Fire Departments responded to the blaze. Traffic was controlled by the Sheriff's Department.
Firefighters try to control the structure fire early this morning. (ESCO)
Edmonson Voice Staff
Today at approximately 3:30 PM, the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of two unresponsive men in a vehicle at the Dollar General Store in Chalybeate. Upon arrival, Sheriff-Elect Shane Doyle and Sheriff Wil Cannon said that they found Bobby J. Lindsey, 24, and Travis S. Thomas, 18, both of Chalybeate, unconscious in a Ford Contour belonging to Lindsey. After both suspects were awakened and became responsive, they were issued simple field sobriety tests, which they both failed.
Police found synthetic marijuana, more commonly known as "spice" in the vehicle. Both men were charged with public intoxication and possession of synthetic drugs and lodged in the Hart County Jail.
Sheriff-Elect Doyle said that synthetic drugs are especially dangerous. "They have different effects on different people, and can have a variety of effects on the same person if used more than once," he said. "We've seen vomiting, unconsciousness, and even paralysis."
Edmonson Voice Staff
Edmonson District Court was held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
The Honorable Judge Renona Carol Browning presiding.
Kenneth James Guntle, Criminal Mischief, 1st degree, amended. Criminal Mischief, 2nd degree, pleaded guilty. Alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st and 2nd offense, pleaded guilty. Terroristic threatening, 3rd degree, pleaded guilty. Disorderly conduct, 2nd degree, pleaded guilty. Ordered to pay $785 restitution by 8/25/15.
David L James, Terroristic Threatening, pleaded not guilty. Pre trial conference for 1/6/15, attorney appointed.
Michael Shawn Clark, Theft By Deception Including Cold Checks, Two Counts. pleaded guilty, fined $500 for each count, suspended for two years on condition no similar offense. Court costs $184, show cause hearing for 3/24/15.
Ronnie T Lane, Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, meth. Pleaded not guilty. Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, pleaded not guilty. Drug Paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty. Attorney appointed, preliminary hearing set for 12/16/14.
Scott D. Lane, Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, meth. Pleaded not guilty. Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, pleaded not guilty. Drug Paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty. Attorney appointed, preliminary hearing set for 12/16/14.
Eric Todd Lyvers, Assault, 4th degree, domestic violence, minor injury. Pleaded not guilty, Pre trial conference set for 12/23/14. Court costs, $184.
Police need your help in recovering some stolen property from the Chalybeate area from multiple thefts that have occurred during the last couple weeks. The Sheriff's Department says that Tommy Stewart, a local contractor, reported his enclosed 16ft cargo trailer loaded with tools and construction equipment stolen from a job site in the Lake Forest subdivision. Total value of the property was $11,000.
Police are also working a case of a stolen "Razor" ATV, from the residence of Mark Wilson, 2200 Chalybeate School Road. The vehicle is similar to the photo below, with custom molded doors and a front bumper.
The Sheriff's Department has also reported a burgundy, early 90's Kawasaki Brute Force four-wheeler from the residence of John Bewley, only 1/2 from the other ATV incident. If you have any information on these thefts, or if you've seen these items, please call the Sheriff's office at 270-597-2157. Sheriff-Elect Shane Doyle says to always make sure your property is secured. "Trailers need to be locked at the doors and hitch when unattended, and it's not recommended to leave tools and equipment on job sites." He also said it's always best to have ATV's in locked buildings or garages.