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Posted December 12, 2018 at 10:20 am

The Wayne County Outlook

A local man was arrested on Saturday, December 1, after a search warrant was executed by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department at a residence on Pearl Smith Road.

According to Sheriff Tim Catron, deputies Joe Horne and Cody Neal conducted an undercover investigation that led to the search warrant.

After execution of the search warrant, multiple deputies with the sheriff’s department and Kentucky State Police troopers Adam Dodson and Matt Parmley seized over eight ounces of marijuana, over $8,300 in cash, numerous handguns and rifles, security systems, a digital scale and numerous drug paraphernalia.

William E. Lee of Monticello was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, eight ounces to less than five pounds, and possession of

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    Monroe is the latest small county jail to close

    (The following article was re-printed from the Thursday, August 25 edition of the Tompkinsville News)

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    One last week! As Monroe County Jailer Doyle Fox and his deputies prepare for their last shifts at the local jail, plans to handle prisoner transport are being made. Wednesday, August 31 was to be the last day that the present jail will be used as such after Monroe County Fiscal Court voted 5-1 to close the facility during its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 18.

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    Russell County Clerk receives alcohol sales petition

    (The preceding article is reprinted from the Saturday, November 21 edition of The News Register, Russell Springs, Kentucky.)

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    Thursday, November 17 at 11:30 a.m. it became official. Revive Russell, the committee gathering petitions for legalized alcohol sales in Russell County, turned in more than 2,800 petitions to the Russell County Clerk’s office for verification.

    According to rules set to allow for a special ballot, a petition must garner 25 percent of the total number of voters who voted in the nearest previous election,

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    The Times Journal

    Ronald Copley, who has been in prison serving time for the murder of his wife in November 2007, has been granted a new trial by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Appeals following its ruling of “ineffective assistance of counsel,” according to court documents obtained by the Times Journal.

    Copley, 69, pled guilty to the murder of Pamela Gayle Copley in November 2010 and was formally sentenced to 20 years in prison as part of a plea agreement with Commonwealth Attorney Matthew Leveridge. Under Kentucky law, this mean that Copley would have

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    The Herald Citizen

    The Wayne County Board of Education met in special session on Thursday, September 10 and approved a 1.6 cent tax increase on real and personal property.

    The board set the tax rate for real and personal property at 44.5 cents per hundred dollars assessed value.

    The rate last year was 42.9 cents.

    A public hearing regarding the four percent tax increase was held prior to the special meeting.

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    A new flag was raised over Conley

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    Wayne County Outlook

    The Wayne County Board of Education met in special session on Thursday, September 10 and approved a 1.6 cent tax increase on real and personal property.

    The board set the tax rate for real and personal property at 44.5 cents per hundred dollars assessed value.

    The rate last year was 42.9 cents.

    A public hearing regarding the four percent tax increase was held prior to the special meeting.

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    A new flag was raised over Conley

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    Times Journal

    The Russell Springs City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance at its regular meeting a week ago Thursday to begin two scholarships for Russell County students. The second reading will be at the council’s next meeting.

    Mayor Eric Selby said he had spoken with several different cities in the state of Kentucky who provide students with scholarship money on a yearly basis, in particular the city of Erlanger, on how best to approach a scholarship.

    “They have done a scholarship for several years and it has

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    Tompkinsville News

    A 17-year-old male juvenile faces a multitude of charges after a high speed chase that took place on Saturday night, February 8. According to Deputy Sheriff T.J. Hestand, the juvenile allegedly stole a 1994 Ford Ranger from the home of Larry Copass on Center Point Road. In the course of the investigation, Hestand notified the Tompkinsville Police Department to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

    When the Tompkinsville Police officers received the report that a truck matching the description had been seen in the area of Cloyd Spur Road, they attempted

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    Wayne County Outlook

    Most teenage boys are too busy gripping a video game controller or some other device to be interested in holding a gun or even deer hunting.

    But this past modern gun season, Cody McLean, 13, killed what could be the largest typical whitetail deer on the Boone and Crockett scoring system in Wayne County with the very first deer he ever killed.

    The kill ended a quest for the trophy buck McLean had stalked for nearly two years.

    “It was pretty cool, because it

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    Wayne County Outlook

    “It’s like joining a club, paying your dues and not being able to use all of the facilities,” said District Three Magistrate Dale Vaughn, as he urged the fiscal court to join the City of Monticello in an effort to persuade South Kentucky RECC officials to build a community room at their local office.

    During a meeting held Thursday, December 11, fiscal court agreed to write a letter–the second they will have drafted in the last couple of months–requesting that South Kentucky RECC CEO Allen Anderson and other officials with the electric

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