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14 May 13, 2021 News Outlook Young Rowan County couple I ‘ COMMUNITY Bflllflill'l' 0F Illll’E SGIIEIIIIIEII TO BENEFIT flllllllllEll IMPllfl'l'Ell BY charged with child abuse By Charles Mattox KyNewsGroup charles@kynewsgroup.com A young couple remains lddged in the Rowan County Detention Center (RCDC) on $15,000 cash bond following their recent indictment for allegedly abusing an infant child 1 Jeremiah “Michael” Frend, 20, and Kyona James, 19, who now list home addresses of West Liberty, were indicted by members of an April 29, 2021 Rowan County Grand Jury on one count each of criminal abuse, 1st degree- child 12 or under. According to the indict- ment, which was issued Jeremiah “Michael” Frend following the testimony of Kentucky State Police (KSP) Detective, Justin Reynolds, the alleged crime occurred on Dec. 1, 2020 and Dec. 20, 2020 in Rowan County when F rend and James “intentionally abused, and/ or allowed an infant child to suffer Kyona James serious physical injury or placed him in a situation that could cause serious physical injury, to wit: the child, L.F., suffered an in- jury to his neck that frac- tured vertebrae.” All persons are to be pre- sumed innocent until prov- en guilty or pleading guilty. By Charles Mattox KyNewsGroup charles@kynewsgroup.com A Morehead couple was recently indicted on charg— es of armed trafficking in a controlled substance and other criminal offenses. Christine Hall, 35, and Cecil Ousley, 68, both of Morehead, were named as co-defendants in a criminal indictment handed down April 29, 2021, by members of a Rowan County Grand Jury. Ousley and Hall were in- dicted together on charges of armed trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree-more than two grams of meth; armed traf- ficking in marijuana, less than eight ounces; and, armed possession of drug paraphernalia. Ousley was additionally indicted on a charge of pos— session of a handgun by a convicted felon. According to the indict- ments against the two, ‘which were issued follow- ing the testimony of Ken- tucky State Police Detec- tive, Justin Reynolds, the alleged crimes were com- mitted in Rowan County on Oct. 24, 2020. According to court docu- ment, on that day, Ken- tucky State Police (KSP) Officers confiscated almost three ounces of meth, and arrested Ousley and Hall, who police believe have been distributing metham- phetamine in the commu- nities of Martin and Floyd County for several months prior to their arrests. Hall, was arrested follow- ing a traffic stop in Mor- gan County that day and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree-meth after an un- specified amount of meth was found in her vehicle, according to a KSP Press release. “As a result of the arrest of Ms. Hall, Troopers and E3 00? 0°." I-z "4‘? Eco 58 w; m4 D<12 mo. Cecil Ousley Detectives were able to ob- tain a search warrant on a residence in Rowan County occupied by Cecil Ousley, 68 years of age, of More- head,” the press release states. “During the execu- tion of the search warrant, several illegal items were located in the, residence. The items included over 85 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, over 32 grams of Marijuana, nu- merous unidentified pills, a handgun, drug trafficking paraphernalia, a Pontiac GTO and a large undeter- mined amount of US. Cur- rency was seized.” According to the arrest citations of both Ousley and Hall, the value of the meth confiscated was al- most $12,000. “Mr. Ousley was pro- vided his Miranda rights and stated he has made at least nine trips to Louis- ville, Ky. over the last cou- ple of months were he has purchased approximately 1/2 pound to one pound of meth each trip. The meth- amphetamine was then given to his girlfriend, Ms Christine Hall, who would distribute the methamphet- amine within the Martina and Floyd communities.” “Mr. Ousley was ar- rested and charged (and has now been indicted on) Our members receive: - Whole Life Insurance Universal Life Insurance Christine Hall charges of: Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, lst Offense (>2 grams Methamphetamine) (Enhanced-While armed with a .22 caliber heritage pistol), Trafficking in Mari- juana (Less Than 8 Oz) (Enhanced), Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. In ad— dition to the charges Ms. Hall received during the traffic stop, she was also charged with the following charges: Trafficking in a ‘ Controlled Substance lst Degree, 1st Offense (>2 grams Methamphetamine) (Enhanced), Trafficking in Marijuana (Less Than 8 Oz) (Enhanced) and Possession of Drug Para- phernalia. This incident re mains under investigation by Kentucky State Police, Post 8, Morehea .” Hall and Ousley were lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center following their Oct. 24 ar- rest. Hall was released on Jan. 22, 2021 after posting $5,000 cash-bond. Ousley was released on Nov. 20, 2020 after posting $10,000 cash-bond. All persons are to be presumed innocent until pleading guilty or proven guilty. - Discounts2 at more than 30,000 retailers nationwide a Volunteer opportunities and family activities a Financial assistance if your home is damaged in a natural disaster WoodmenLife products include: I‘lfllllllllli: SEN. S'I'lllllll EllflflllllllflES (“IMMUNITY SIIPPIIIIT Following recent flood- ing events that have deci- .‘ mated Eastern Kentucky, -7 including Estill County and Powell County, State Senator Brandon Storm (R-London) is working to help spread awareness of an upcoming event called a Concert of Hope, which everyone can attend and eat for free. The free con- cert will take place in Pow- ell County and will feature local musical talent. The purpose of the event is to provide children impacted by recent flooding with new toys. The toys will be collected and distributed to kids all over the region by AMVETS in Clay City. The organizer of the event, Mr. Greg Rogers of Stanton, said he felt in- spired to put together an event that can help lift the spirits of children and the community. ‘ : "I was driving down the road, and suddenly God . put this idea in my heart. , Letter to the community from Harvey Tacke May 1,2021 Dear Citizens of Bath County: I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you, the citizens of Bath County, a host of partners and partner agencies too numerous. to name, and the more than 300 employ- ees who have educated our students over the 9 years that I have been here in Bath County. I have been so fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve this county as your school superintendent and be a part of such a great school district. For some time, Jan and- I have been discussing the timing of the end of my term in education, and now being blessed with our second grandchild, we feel the time is right It seems fitting to formalize All of a sudden, I was work- ing to put it together," Mr. Rogers said. "It's amazing how God has let everything fall into place too. All the equipment needed became available, local talent has volunteered to play, and all sorts of groups and people are stepping up to help. This is a true blessing, and I hope as many people as possible will come together to make it special." Attendees are asked to bring a new toy to con- tribute to the cause. Food will be free, but local first responders will be accept- ing donations. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, at 12:00 noon. The Concert of Hope will be held at Callie's Lake and Campground at 5515 Campton Road in Stanton, KY. Musical performers will include Buck Win- burn and Mountain Rain, Charlie Conkright and Hard Drive,'Maddie Mur- ray, String Theory, The those plaris now with no- tice of my retirement date ofJune 30, 2021. ‘ When I reflect over the last 38 years of my life in education, many moments come to mind. I picture events that will forever be emblematic of the teach- ing, coaching, importance, and pure privilege of edu- cating the children in Bath County. Among the most rewarding experiences were the opportunities to be in the schools with the students and watch- ing and listening to them; coming up with innovative ideas, strategies to move the school forward, to see so much rigor inthe classroom to be the best they can be, and with the community and school family always striving to make sure our students were the safest, healthi- lrwsiii. in; warm Lawful!“ WWmMmfinmat o v v Antiwar»! Goodwin Brothers, and the Spencer Boys. "I would love to see people from all over our 21st District join this great cause. It is time for us to start getting back to a sense of normality, and I cannot think of a better way to do that than coming together to do something greatfor our kids," said State Sena- tor Brandon Storm. "I'm hoping folks from Laurel, Jackson, Estill, Bath, and, Menifee Counties will at- tend this event to show our support for our Powell County neighbors. In case I can't attend, I wanted everyone to know about it I want to thank Greg Rogers, AMVETS, Callie's Lake and Campground, the talented performers, and everyone else who is making this possible. It's exciting to support a good cause." ‘ . ‘ ' tt est,'smartest, WorkLready, career-ready, and college- ready students in the state of Kentucky. No Superintendent can provide safety, secu- rity, and robust education without a team effort from all the teachers, teacher aides, bus drivers, cooks, janitors, maintenance, clerical, principals, assis- tant principals, counselors, school resource officers, administrators, directors, parents. gangrene;- extenaed faniil", bear" in education team, and all of , our community stakehold- ers. I have been fortunate to have a GREAT team sur- rounding me for my tenure here in Bath County; I will forever hold Bath County dear to my heart. Sincerely, Harvey Tackett Superintendent Canmtodayforaheemmuflon! 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