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Bath County News-Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper COMMUNITY March 17, 2011 9 Woman pleads guilty, to amended charges By Charles Mattox News Editor A woman facing over 20 years in prison has avoided an April trial after pleading guilty to amended rape charges. Ladonna Noble, 28, was facing a maximum penal- l lll ty of over 20 years impris- onment if found guilty of the charges of rape, third degree, use of a minor in a sexual performance and being a persistent felony offender, second degree. Noble entered guilty pleas to the amended charge of complicity to rape, third degree, with the other two charges be- ing dismissed, following her guilty plea in Bath Circuit Court Jan. 26. By making a plea deal, Noble avoided a sched- uled April 5 jury trial in Bath Circuit Court. Noble is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday. Members of a Bath Ccounty Grand Jury in- diicted Noble and co-de- fe;ndant Jeremy Robin- sore in Nov. 2009. with tbae alleged offense being co)mmitted from April 15, 2009 to May 15, 2009. Court documents indi- csate that Kentucky State Police veteran Trooper Joe Veeneman filed a complaint against Noble and Robinson alleging Noble, a convicted felon, aided Robinson in engag- ing in sexual intercourse with a person less than 16-years of age. According to a 'Com- monwealth's Recom- mendation' document on the guilty plea to the LETTERS TO THE EDITOR N.E. "Ernie" Burton Approximately five months ago, between 2 and 5 p.m., I walked into the O.P.D. dispatch of- fice and reported a com- plaint to the Sheriffs Deputy and the O,P.D. dispatcher. I stated that I firmly believed a meth lab was presently oper- ating near the Owings- ville First Church of God on Slate Avenue. The caustic chemical smell was overwhelming as I rode my motorcycle on Slate Avenue between the church and Mt. View apartments. Neither the deputy, or lady dispatch- er seemed concerned. On March 5, I ask the O.P.D. police chief what became of the people that were cooking the meth, and he said that he was not aware of a complaint pertaining to a meth lab. I ask the chief to search his dispatch records and let me know if he could find my complaint and to speak with the sheriffs deputy. The chief replied that he hardly ever saw the deputy and it would be too difficult to contact him. I contacted the deputy ( difficult ? ), and the depu- ty told me that he did not investigate my complaint, or file a report. The dep- uty also stated that the dispatcher did not call a patrolman or file a com- plaint while he was there. Upon searching the ,dis- patch records, a com- plaint of a chemical Smell was reported in the same area, and a patrolman was dispatched on Aug. 21, 2009, at 8:04 p.m.. If this was my complaint, why did it take three to six hours to respond to such a serious crime. The O.P.D. chief further went on to say the patrolman reported he could smell the chemicals, but could not determine the source of the smell. I asked the chief why such a serious complaint was not given more attention, he stated the patrolman was not trained to find a meth lab. The dispatch records show that the patrolman was on the scene less than twenty minutes from ar- rival to departure. That was the end of the in- vestigation, even though people could be currently living in a toxic, contami- nated household in the middle of Owingsville. When I ask the Chief of Police if he would accom- pany me on a door to door questioning of households about the chemical smell, he replied " NO". I am astounded that we have a deputy sheriff that re- fused to investigate, or a city police department that does a weak inves- tigation, of such a poten- tially serious criminal, and health danger to the citizens. The convicted felon that was the main culprit in our corruption problem of funding voter fraud was excluded from jail time, while others were not. Thanks to some that still practice old school style politics, speaking on his behalf at his sentence hearing. Why weren't these civic leaders, or the Sheriff, speaking up on behalf of the citizens of this countY , that were victimized by this felon? If you want a changel you will have to make an effort to convince other voters to join with you, and elect a sheriff that is capable and willing fix this mess. There is no doubt the people in- volved in illegal activi- ties. from drugs to voter fraud, will be getting out the vote to keep things as they currently are. If a wild animal, and not drugs, were killing off one citizen a month in the county, and maiming many more, everyone would be up in arms. You can be as- sured I will not "tip off' felony offenders in this county when they are under investigation, and I will work to change the image of our sheriffs de- partment. I am withdrawing my offer of a $500 reward to the first person that furnishes information that leads to the con- viction of anyone com- mitting voter fraud. I YOUR CHOICE: Triple Trust Beef Cattle Pasture Mix: Hay or Graze "One Bag Does It All" Contains: U.K. Forage Program Seeds -OR- Peck's Regular Pasture Mix Contains: Older Seed Varieties amended charge, Noble would be sentenced to three years imprison- ment with the Com- monwealth having, "no recommendation" on the possibility of probation being granted. Public Defender Jay Barrett is Noble's attor- ney. believe my offer has led people to feel a false sense of security, and complacency. Even with the conviction, and re- moval, of several public office holders five years ago, we have not made much progression away from the old school poli- tics. Like a drug addict, over the years we have developed a culture of acceptance thai/will not change until we hit rock bottom. Any help before that time will only pro- long the suffering. When the caustic chemicals of a meth lab start peeling the paint off of our churches, may- be then you will hear the wake up call. I am N.E. "Ernie" Burton, candi- date #2 on the ballot for sheriff. Write or Call for a Complete Price Listl Yes, We Stock U.K. Forage Program Seeds/ TT-350 Red Clover Cert. Persist Orchardgrass Cert. Potomac Orchardgrass Cert. Treasure Timothy Jumbo Ladino Clover TT-500 Alfalfa 405 Alfalfa KY. 31 Fescue With 10% Orchardgrass s21.00 50,b. Falcon IV Lawn Fescue s44.50 5o00b. Photo by Ron Weaver Red-White scrimmage Clark Kissick launches the pass down field during the Red-Whito scrimmage. See story on page 11. Submitted by G. McKenzie, BCHS Caleb Johnso Taking Care of Business Caleb Johnson has been selected by BCHS Business Principles teacher Kristal Robinson as winner of this week's Honors Board. Robinson says she made her choice because, "Caleb Johnson is a very enthusiastic and business-minded individual. He arrives each day with a positive attitude and a desire to learn...and excels in all his projects. Caleb's team is currently ranked 38 out of 451 in the stock market game. He truly shows leadership qualities while working with his team." Along with striving to maintain his current 4.0 GPA through daily class work responsibilities, Caleb is a member of Future Business Leaders of America, Youth Advisory Board, Fellowship of "Christian Athletes, and the Spanish Club. Outside of school, Caleb attends Greater First Baptist Church where he is actively involved in youth group activities. His hobbi*es include basketball and soccer. Caleb's future plans include becoming a general manager. 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