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Two arrested in Nada on drug charges

Friday, August 15, 2014
Two arrested in Nada on drug charges

By James Cook, CCT Editor The hits, or busts, just keep on coming. Acting on several complaints and following an investigation, two residents in the Nada are were arrested and are now facing drug charges. One is also facing 19 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Last Thursday the Powell County Sheriff’s... »

Task Force: Five meth labs found in a month

Friday, August 15, 2014

It seems to be an every week occurrence. The Powell County Sheriff’s Office receives a complaint, they do some investigating utilizing their drug task force led by former state police detectives and then a bust is made. Last week was no different. In fact over the weekend they even caught two people allegedly making... »

Moore’s sentence corrected, GPS days are credited

Friday, August 15, 2014

The defense asked and the time served for a man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter got a bolster. The days he was on GPS monitoring will count as time served. Powell Circuit Judge Frank Fletcher heard arguments last Wednesday on a motion made by public defender Lisa Whisman to correct the judgment in the... »

25th Stanton Corn Festival set for this weekend

Friday, August 1, 2014
25th Stanton Corn Festival set for this weekend

It’s almost time. Yes, school is scheduled to start next Monday. But before that the Stanton Corn Festival is set for this weekend. Not just any festival the 25th Annual Stanton Corn Festival. The festival is always held the first weekend of August and this year it will be held this Friday through Sunday at the... »

Moore sentenced to 10 years for manslaughter

Friday, August 1, 2014
Moore sentenced to 10 years for manslaughter

What if . . . That was the primary theme of a letter written by a man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the DUI death of an elderly woman. Johnny D. Moore, of Mount Sterling, pleaded guilty two weeks ago to striking Martha Vivian with his truck on Highway 11, also known as Black... »

Clay City increase water, sewer rates; planning for Ice Cream Social

Friday, August 1, 2014
Clay City increase water, sewer rates; planning for Ice Cream Social

The Clay City Council last Monday approved an increase in both the water and sewer rates, as was expected to help with the city’s share of payments made for the new wastewater system. The rates have been raised by Stanton as well to accommodate the issue, as both entities were advised it would probably... »

Powell Co. man pinned between vehicles

Friday, August 1, 2014

A man was struck and pinned between two vehicles on Spout Springs Road on July 9,  resulting in him being taken to Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Brianna P. Haddix, of 395 Mill Knob Road, Stanton, was driving a four door 2010 Ford Fusion that was parked in Spout Springs Road beside... »

County clerk arrested for DUI

Friday, July 18, 2014

Powell County Clerk Rhonda Allen Barnett has found herself in trouble with the law again. This time she was arrested for DUI after her truck hit a vehicle behind the Powell County Courthouse Tuesday morning. State police reports, they received a call from local law enforcement about the incident. State police was called because Barnett... »

Fire departments get AED

Friday, July 18, 2014
Fire departments get AED

Cardiac arrests can occur to anyone, at any time. Time is of the essence when it comes to saving lives. That is why knowing CPR is important. But having to administer CPR is only the start to help save lives, a simple device called an AED can also be helpful. But only ambulances or... »

Albert Martin Memorial Highway is dedicated

Friday, July 18, 2014
Albert Martin Memorial Highway is dedicated

Last Saturday Petty Officer Second Class Albert Martin was honored for his ultimate sacrifice during WW II. Martin was one of the over 300 men who perished in the initial attack on the USS Indianapolis in the final days of the war. The ship had just delivered the first war ready atomic bomb, which... »

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