Tuesday May 27, 2014

DRIVER RUNS CHECKPOINT IN NEON & ALMOST HITS OFFICER

Neon Police say one of their officers was nearly hit head on when a drunk driver ran through a safety checkpoint Friday Night.  Officers say around 11:30 p.m. 25 year old Dianah Lynn Wyatt approached the checkpoint on Highway 805 near Cromona, stepped on the gas and forced Officer Tim Miller to jump for safety.Officers stopped her about one and a half miles down the road and placed her under arrest.  She is charged with driving under the influence, wanton endangerment and no insurance.



FREAK ATV ACCIDENT IN BELL COUNTY KILLS MAN

A Mount Vernon man died in what some people call a freak accident Friday.  We are told it all happened while Jesse McFerron was trying to help someone get their ATV unstuck at The Wilderness Trail off Road Park in Bell County.  That is when officials say the winch and tow being used snapped under tension and whipped back hitting McFerron in the back of the head.  He was taken to Pineville Community Hospital where the coroner pronounced him dead.


WHITESBURG MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

As 21 shots rang out in downtown Whitesburg, folks gathered to honor veterans past and present.  And while many took the day off with friends and family, the crowd attended the ceremony to remember.  Veterans stood at attention through prayer, speeches, and song among those for whom they fought for. Some vets say they hope to include the younger generation in their close-knit brotherhoods.



CLICK IT OR TICKET THROUGH JUNE 1ST

Kentucky State Police are out enforcing their "Click It or Ticket" campaign. Over a two week span, troopers will aggressively target drivers who choose not to wear seat belts or use child safety restraints. Getting caught will leave you with a $25 dollar fine, but not getting caught could cost even more. Last year during the four day holiday weekend, seven people were killed on Kentucky roads. The "Click It or Ticket" enforcement campaign runs through June 1st.



JACKSON COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Richmond man is dead after a crash in Jackson County on Sunday. Jackson County Coroner Melvin Lakes says Jeffrey Cramer, 40, of Richmond, was killed when the truck he was in went airborne across Highway 421 and struck an embankment. Cramer was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.  speed is considered a factor in the accident.

HOARDING IN CORBIN

Corbin city leaders are cracking down on a hoarding situation in town. They gave Lawrence Johnson 20 days to clean up his house. Friends are helping him clear off his property. The outside of the home has defined Johnson in recent years, but there's much more to his story. He's from Hungary and came to America after his family's bakery was taken away.  The goal is to remove the house and everything else on the property, leaving only a patch of grass behind. Johnson has until June 6 to clean up the property.