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Two injured at Burning Springs

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A Burning Springs woman, 79-year-old Marina Marcum, was transported to Manchester Memorial Hospital Monday for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries she received in a two-vehicle accident on KY 421 at Burning Springs.  She is shown here just after being pulled from her car.  According to Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Randy Rader, Marcum pulled her Dodge Neon out from North Manchester Water into the path of a Nissan Altima driven by Jonathan Wagers, 28 of Manchester.  Wagers was also taken to the hospital.  Rhonda Frost, 28 of Manchester, and two small children, Emily Wagers and Jonathan Wagers, were passengers in the Wagers vehicle.  They were not transported.  The accident occurred at 9:10 a. m.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 14:20

 

Sheriff Warns Against Dangers of Bath Salts


A synthetic drug that has become increasingly popular among teens has Sheriff Kevin Johnson sending out a warning to parents.

“Bath salts”, which have primarily been banned in Kentucky after the passing of House Bill 121, which sent one Clay teen to the hospital, recently, says Johnson.

“Bath salts”, which have multiple street names such as Zoom 2, Aura, Vanilla Sky, White Lightening, and other names, and until recently could be found in stores under the guises of bath salts or insect repellants.

The synthetic drug contains an amphetamine-like substance, methylenedioxypryovalerone (MDPV) and mephedrone. It’s affects are reportedly similar to those had from synthetic-marijuana (Scooby Snacks), the sale of which was recently banned in Laurel County.

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Sheriff Warns Against Dangers of Bath Salts


A synthetic drug that has become increasingly popular among teens has Sheriff Kevin Johnson sending out a warning to parents.

“Bath salts”, which have primarily been banned in Kentucky after the passing of House Bill 121, which sent one Clay teen to the hospital, recently, says Johnson.

“Bath salts”, which have multiple street names such as Zoom 2, Aura, Vanilla Sky, White Lightening, and other names, and until recently could be found in stores under the guises of bath salts or insect repellants.

The synthetic drug contains an amphetamine-like substance, methylenedioxypryovalerone (MDPV) and mephedrone. It’s affects are reportedly similar to those had from synthetic-marijuana (Scooby Snacks), the sale of which was recently banned in Laurel County.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 14:11

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Smith, Sizemore Jailed for Stealing Truck

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Dewey Smith
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Joey Sizemore

Two young Clay County men will not be arraigned until Wednesday after stealing a truck from a construction site on Elk Mountain.

Dewey Smith, 21, and Joey Lee Sizemore, 20, were charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and criminal mischief.

According to Sheriff Kevin Johnson, the foreman of the Elk Mountain next exit construction site showed up to the job site early Wednesday morning and noticed a deuce and a half truck was not where it should’ve been. The foreman could hear the truck running, and when he located it, saw someone was driving it when there shouldn’t have been.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 14:08

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Police Say Few DUI’s from New Year’s Eve

City to Crack Down on No Insurance Drivers

New Years Eve celebrations had little affect on the city and county’s arrest reports over the weekend, says Police Chief Chris Fultz.

“New Year’s Eve went relatively smooth for us, with very few DUI incidents,” says Chief Fultz.

According to Fultz, there were only three DUI arrests made in the city. Two of those DUI arrests, Fultz says, were attributed to drugs.

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