The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center.
Warnie Mullins, 70, of Grayson, arrested by Grayson PD, on charges of speeding 26 MPH or more over the speed limit, first degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), and reckless driving, arrested and booked October 25.
Adam Moore, 40, of Garrison, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, for failure to appear, arrested and booked October 25.
Sherry Barker, 42, of Denton, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, for failure to appear, arrested and booked October 26.
Brett Bush, 38, of Grayson, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, inadequate silencer/muffler, and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, arrested and booked October 27.
William Jenkins, 38, of Grayson, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of failure to appear, receiving stolen property over $1,000 but under $10,000 in value, and theft by unlawful taking or disposition over $10,000 but under $1,000,000, arrested and booked October 28.
Aaron Perkins, 41, of Sandy Hook, arrested by Kentucky Department of Corrections, on a charge of interfering with communications, arrested and booked October 29.
Andrew Nunn, 22, of Olive Hill, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, on charges of fourth degree assault – domestic violence with minor injury, and failure to appear, arrested and booked October 29.
Ryan Bromwell, 37, of Olive Hill, arrested by Carter County District Court, charges unavailable, arrested and booked October 29.
Dustin Zeigler, 19, of Olive Hill, arrested by Kentucky State Police, on charges of first degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, no registration receipt, permitting operating of a motor vehicle with improper registration, arrested and booked October 29.
David Harlow, 43, of Grayson, arrested by Carter County Jail, charges unavailable, arrested and booked October 29.
William Williams, 43, of Olive Hill, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, on a charge of driving on a DUI suspended license, arrested and booked October 29.
Joseph Leamon, 40, of Grayson, arrested by Grayson PD, on charges of public intoxication on a controlled substance excluding alcohol, and second degree disorderly conduct, arrested and booked October 31.
George Savage, 49, of Grayson, arrested by Kentucky State Police, serving a warrant for parole violation, arrested and booked October 31.
Sancha Ferrell, 37, of Morehead, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, for failure to appear, arrested and booked October 31.
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police departments in each city, the county sheriff’s department, emergency ambulance service, fire department, and the health department – had all been “run ragged” by overdoses and other drug related incidents. However, the money can’t be used to directly reimburse them for their past costs, because of the requirement related to opioid abatement.
District 4 Magistrate Donnie Oppenheimer said he would like to see the funds used for drug enforcement programs. He expressed skepticism that drug treatment and education were sufficient alone, and suggested using funds to help law enforcement “get drugs off the street.”
Judge Executive Mike Malone, however, was not so quick to dismiss the impact of treatment and prevention education.
“You’ll never get it all off the street,” Malone said.
He said prevention and treatment could be successful, but required strict adherence to a program. It also often required cutting all ties with your former associates, something that can be difficult in a small and close-knit community.
Malone then shared an anecdote of an unnamed friend who moved to Grayson many years ago to escape his own addiction. This person, in need of a place to start over where his friends wouldn’t tempt him back into a lifestyle of drug use, came to Carter County after randomly sticking a pin in a map. Since moving here, Malone said, this person has married, raised a family, and been a successful and productive member of the community.
So, while recovery isn’t impossible, he said, it may require some difficult choices.
No matter what they end up doing with the funds, however, they all agree it won’t be enough to make up for everything that Carter County’s families have lost to the opioid epidemic.
In other action the court returned from executive session, to discuss employment and pending litigation, and made a motion to employ an individual in the road department, with his previous vacation time from another county position carrying over.
Malone also gave an update on the doughboy statue. The county was given a quote to repair the damage from the broken ankles that wasn’t any higher than the preservation quote they had previously received. Malone said the county has inquired about payment options and will pursue private donations as well as use available county funds to pay for the repairs to the statue.
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