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HRMC New Arrivals
April 1
A son, Waylon James Salyer to Lynzee Howard of Salyersville.
April 2
A son, Andrew James Ralston to Marinalda and Tyler Ralston on Pikeville
April 3
A daughter, Melanie Abigail Grace Chaffins to Kayla and Jordan Chaffins of Prestonsburg.
April 4
A daughter, Christina Catherine Olinger to Alyssa Emmet Olinger and Christopher Troy Olinger of Louisa.
A daughter, Skyler Grace Hale to Ashley Makayla and Joshua Hale of Martin.
A son, trey Douglas Howard to Samantha Bailey and Dalton Howard of Salyersville.
A daughter, Rowan Ryannah Lyons to Brandi Lyons of Salyersville.
April 5
A daughter, Kylie Grace Johnson to Ashley Shelton and Tom Johnson, Jr. of Weeksbury.
A son, Austin Lee Hicks to Courtney Stephen of Garrett.
A son, Aiden Charles Keeton to Mable Louise Pratt of Salyersville.
April 6
A daughter, Paislee Marie Music to Brittany Nichole and Jon Michael Music of Paintsville.
A daughter, Kinslee Grace Music to Nichole and Jon Michael Music of Paintsville.
A son, Elijah Robert Holbrook to Makayla and Austin Holbrook of Blue River.
A daughter, Adalynn Nichole Bowen to Addie and Nicholes Bowen of Prestonsburg.
April 7
A daughter, Amelia Renae Hall to Amanda and Reynold Hall of Banner.
A son, Cameron Chase Burchett to Kayla Michelle Salyer of Prestonsburg.
April 8
A son, Aiden Alexander Henry Skeens to Tiffany Arms and Alexander Skeens of East Point.
April 9
A son, Brennon Kyler McKenzie to Kimberlee Hayden and Brandon McKenzie of Stambaugh.
A son, Clinton Lee Jervis, Jr. to Kelli and Clinton Jervis of Auxier.
April 10
A daughter, Allena Leann Cole to Georgia and Larry Cole of Staffordsville.
A daughter, Audrianna Marie Endicott to Deanna Dawn Ward of Warfield.
April 11
A daughter, Brandilyn June Allen to Andrea and Thomas Allen of Beaver.
A son, Remington Joel Mitchell to Destenie Lynn and Kyle David Mitchell of Banner.
A son, Elliot Michael Spradlin to Angela Lee and Michael Steven Spradlin of Louisa.
A daughter, Aubriana Zadira Tackett to Keisha Howard and David Tackett of Oil Springs.
A daughter, Adalynn Grace Fannin to Amber and Robert Fannin of Louisa.
April 12
A son, Bryson Cole Reed to Katrina Burke and Tyler Reed of Pikeville.
A daughter, Darbi Tate Cantrell to Casey Lynn and Aaron Douglas Cantrell of Oil Springs.
A son, Harrison Thomas Tipton to Allison Elizabeth and Stanley Thomas Tipton of Prestonsburg.
April 13
A son, Carter Jerry Lee Blevins to Brittany P. Blevins of Hagerhill.
A son, Braxton Cole Cisco to Jamie Tackett and Jamie Cisco of Martha.
A daughter, Heavenleigh Rayne Fogel to Kimberly Stanley of Bypro.
A son, Draven Nero Miller to Marissa Ann Fox and Joe Raymond Miller of Prestonsburg.
April 14
A son, Noah Rhys Howard to Shelby Osborne of Thelma.
A son, Bentley Allen Crum to Shalya Lee Hitchcock of Flat Gap.
April 17
A son, Axel Lee Cole Maynard to Natasha and James Maynard of Beauty.
April 18
A son, Joshua Luke Risner to Stanley and Sherry Risner of Salyersville.
A daughter, Daytona Blake Rowland to Tracie and Wesley Rowland of Oil Springs.
A son, Nathaniel Chase Hill to Kayla Machelle Sparks and Brandon Chase Sparks of Tram.
April 19
A daughter, Yartzy Amilea Novalee Carrasco to Kayla Jo Campbell and Mario Ulises Carrasco of Prestonsburg.
April 20
A son, Dodge Dean Owens to Bobbie Lee Nichole Owens of Oil Springs.
April 22
A son, Lincoln Kyle Shepherd to Justin Shepherd and Rebecca Piersall of Salyersville.
April 24
A daughter, Piper Madilynn Collins to Caitlyn LeShae Tackett and Robert Jeffery Collins of Auxier.
April 25
A daughter, Nevaeh Rayne Napier to Beverly Alexandra Napier of Sitka.
A son, Brendan Tyler Conn to Brandon and Brenda Conn of Dana.
A daughter, Layla Leigh Brooke Mullins to Courtney Rena Mullins of Inez.
April 26
A son, Wyatt Taylor McKenzie Johnson to Dakota Lambert and Ethan Johnson of Staffordsville.
April 27
A son, Lukas Jayce Charles Clatworthy to Whitney Lashelle Clatworthy and Jonathan Blake Clatworthy of East Point.
A daughter Lilly Denise Salyer to Savannah Nicole Salyer of Gunlock.
A daughter, Maci Brooke Blevins to Katie Jo Price of Morehead.
A son, Gunner Paul Gillispie to Millard and Angel Gillispie of Staffordsville.
April 28
A son, Jaxon Louis Perkins to Rain Angel and Ryan Gregory Perkins of Salyersville.


Courthouse News
NEW DRIVERS
Jonas G. Underwood of Flat Gap
Derick R. Tomblin of Paintsville
Briane L. Conley of Nippa

MARRIAGES
Shonda Ann Webb to Abraham Shane Mollett
Kerri Nicole Music to Jarred Newton Blevins
Clark Anthony Kidd to Brianna Deshae Blevins
Donnie Ray Bowen to Deadorah Leigh Bryant
John Rayburn Mollett, II to Ashley Ann Wittes
Erica Lynn Ash to Dusty Sue Gibson
Hannah Grace Fitch to Tyler Monro Caldwell

CHARGES FILED
Ervin P. Sartin, 49, of Topmost, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 3rd offense; failure to wear seat belt; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure to produce insurance card; improper equipment; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure to register transfer of motor vehicle.
Mark C. Caudill, 30, of Hagerhill, driving on a DUI suspended license, 1st offense; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; careless driving.
Charles H. Hamilton, 60, Owingsville, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; failure to wear seat belt; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license; display of illegal/altered registration plate; no/expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; improper display of registration plates; failure to produce insurance card; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security certificate.
Roy K. Allen, 39, of Salyersville, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; failure to wear seat belt.
Melinda Jo Mollett, 33, of Williamsport, public intoxication by controlled substance; possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified; promoting contraband, 2nd degree; controlled substance prescription not in original container, 1st offense.
Misty Marie Lemaster, 37, of East Point, no/expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure to produce insurance card; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance/security certificate, 1st offense; controlled substance prescription not in original container, 1st offense.
David Aaron Hoover, 19, of Hippo, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; no/expired registration plates; failure to produce insurance card; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security certificate, 1st offense; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation; possession of marijuana; drug paraphernalia to buy/possess.
Jordan Holdeman, 30, of Lexington, public intoxication by controlled substance.
Danny L. Futton, 58, of West Van Lear, menacing; terroristic threatening, 3rd degree; disorderly conduct, 2nd degree.
Karen Sue Blevins, 56, of Staffordsville, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree; resisting arrest.
Christopher A. McDavid, 44, of Van Lear, no/expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure to produce insurance card; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, 1st offense; registration and title requirements for vehicle not operated on a highway; improper display of registration plates; controlled substance prescription not in original container, 1st offense.
Angela G. Stiltner, 42, of Huntington, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs. 1st offense; failure to wear seat belt; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license; drug paraphernalia to buy/possess; resident not to use license of other states; failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation; failure to surrender revoked operators license; possessing license when privileges are revoked/suspended.
Samuel C. Furcolow, 30, of Paintsville, criminal mischief, 2nd degree.
Jennifer T. Maynard, 41, of Paintsville, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st & 2nd offense.
James A. Blackwell, 47, of Argillite, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree.
Dustin M. McCort, 29, of Dwale, assault, 4th degree, domestic violence, minor injury.
Gerald Frasure, 51, of Tutor Key, violation of Kentucky emergency protective order.
Chastity D. McDaniel, 39, of Paintsville, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st & 2nd offense.
James Baker, 25, of Paintsville, Alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st & 2nd offense.
April M. Trombley, 42, of Oil Springs, hindering prosecution of apprehension, 2nd degree.
Rebekah L. Nickell, 47, of Flat Gap, public intoxication by controlled substance; illegal possession of legend drug.
Retina Nicholle Meek, 36, of Paintsville, assault, 4th degree, domestic violence, minor injury; possession of controlled substance, 2nd degree, drug unspecified; drug paraphernalia to buy/possess.
Terry Eugene Hall, 47, of Paintsville, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified; possession of controlled substance, 2nd degree, drug unspecified; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance/security certificate, 1st offense; no/expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure to wear seat belts; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; drug paraphernalia to buy/possess; assault, 4th dqxegree, domestic violence, minor injury.
Kathy Branham Cochran, 61, of Pikeville, resident fishing without a license/permit.
James M. Rowland, 19, of Flat Gap, motorboats to be registered and numbered; no approved fire extinguisher.
Jim Bob Murry, 61, of Staffordsville, motorboats to be registered and numbered.
Nick E. McKenzie, 39, of Martha, resident fishing without a license/permit.
Carl D. Daniel, 32, of Tomahawk, drug paraphernalia to buy/possess; possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine).
John F. McCoy, 32, flagrant non-support.
Don Nicholas Ramey, 29, of Staffordsville, non/expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure to produce insurance card; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance/security receipt, 1st offense; drug paraphernalia to buy/possess; carrying a concealed deadly weapon; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; possession of controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine).
Samantha Fyffe, 27, of Prestonsburg, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree; possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, drug unspecified.
Sara J. Stambaugh, 24, of Paintsville, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine); possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified; drug paraphernalia to buy/possess; two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.
Stanley A. James, 32, of Paintsville, possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine); possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified; drug paraphernalia to buy/possess; two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

CIVIL SUITS
Gateway Financial Solutions vs. Joshua L. Short, contract.
Dorothy G. Slone vs. Aaron P. Crider, personal injury
Raygenia Kirk vs. Christina Marie Moore, et al, domestic & family
Jason Lee Sparks vs. Rhonda Sue Sparks, domestic & family.
Sandra Baldwin vs. Santander Consure, USA,et al, personal injury

PROPERTY TRANSFERS
David Sellards to Kimberly D. Moore.
Monie Castle Mullins, Monie Castle Baldwin and Richard Mullins to Robert Michael Baldwin.
Jared C. Waller and Kayla M. Waller to Mason Castle and Clair Castle, property in West Van Lear.
Priscilla Bocook to Jerry Wiley and Virginia Wiley.
Grace Pointe Full Gospel Church, God’s House of Prayer, God’s House of Prayer Inc., and James Horn to Grace Pointe Full Gospel Church, God’s House of Prayer, God’s House of Prayer Inc., and James Horn.
Glendora Vanhoose to Irvin Patrick and Claudia Patrick, property on Boyd Branch.
Winnie Hamilton, Robert Lee Hamilton, Diane Owens and Matthew Owens to Irvin Patrick and Claudia Patrick.
Alex A. Hubbard and Mae Hubbard to Arnold Dickerson.
Margaret Brown to Margaret Brown.
Margaret Brown to Margaret Brown.
Paul D. Brown and Peggy Brown, LLC to Margaret Brown.
Margaret Brown to Margaret Brown.
Margaret Brown to Margaret Brown.
Margaret Brown to Margaret Brown.
Margaret Brown to Margaret Brown.
Margaret Brown to Margaret Brown.
Margaret Brown to Margaret Brown.
Patricia Davis, Elbert Davis Jr. to Roy E. Daniel , Kimberly Daniel and Miguel A. Byron.
M.C.B. Reatly to Richard W. Patrick and Shawnah L. Patrick, property at 589 Ky. Rt. 993, Nippa.
Ralph Grimm and Francine Grimm to SBLH Land LLC.
Lindsey Mead and Katherine Mead to SBLH Land LLC.
Cynthia W. Korchunoff and Kim Korchunoff to Howes Coal and Land Company LLC, property on Burnt Cabin of Tom’s Creek.
Richard W. Hudgins to Howes Coal and Land Company LLC, property on Burnt Cabin of Tom’s Creek.
PHH Mortgage Corporation to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, property in Van Lear.


Kelly sits down on strikes in shutout win over Cards
BRAXTON KELLY allowed two hits and struck out 12 in earning the Eagles’ 10-0 win over Sheldon Clark in the first round of the 57th District Baseball Tournament Monday night at Eagles Field. Kelly and the Eagles improved to 27-7-1 on the season and have won 19 of their last 20 games.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles defeated the Sheldon Clark Cardinals 10-0 in six innings, behind a 12-strike out performance from junior right-hander Braxton Kelly in the first round of the 2017 57th District Tournament Monday night at the Johnson Central Baseball Field.
Kelly allowed just two hits and walked three batters in his six innings of work under miserable weather conditions and his offense scattered 10 on Cards’ ace Ethan Osborne, including a Geordan Blanton home run.


Community votes against nickel tax
By Elaine Belcher
News Editor

The special election for Johnson County voters on Tuesday, May 23 resulted in the “recallable nickel” $.057 school board tax, originally instituted in 2014, being recalled. The impact of this election is, however, still being calculated.
On Tuesday, a total of 2,829 voters turned out for the special election, with a result of 1,278 in support of the tax, and 1,551 against it.


The Downhomer
Dusk and dawn; day and night

I guess I have said a hundred times in a hundred different ways that I am an early riser. I have also said that it is just possible this was ingrained in me during early childhood by my dear old maternal grandfather. Just as he got up at 4 a.m., so did his household. Thus, those times when I was in attendance at that much-loved home away from home, so did I.
However, I do realize that this habit of going to bed at twilight, getting up before daylight was probably reinforced in me by all those years of having to get up early to go to work, and consequently more than ready to go to bed at a corresponding time frame.
Of course, there were those years that I worked the night shift, and had my circadian rhythm turned completely around, but for the most part now that I am older, I follow the early riser early to bed way of life I learned in childhood.
In fact, however it might have happened, that habit seems unbreakable. Set in stone, as to speak, is by now unbreakable… and I like it that way.
My kids scold me, tell me that I wouldn’t have to go to bed so early if I hadn’t gotten up that morning at the crack of dawn. I can never convince them that I do my best sleeping in the early hours of the night, work the most productively in the early hours of the morning. In fact, as for that getting up before the crack of dawn, I actually am up before that, and I appreciate some of the fringe benefits of this kind of lifestyle.
One such benefit happens when I am up early enough to see the first light of dawn as it creeps across the land. One minute, the earth is tucked deep in the blackness of night, then there is just a tiny little lessening of the darkness along the rim of the sky. Moment by moment it spreads, seeping upwards till night is gone and the whole eastern horizon is lit with light. Even as I watch, the light moves higher and higher, till finally, morning has risen and a new day has begun.
Moreover, even when it is a cloudy day with hardly any light at all, discerning minds can tell the difference between night and day.
I love to read those different verses in the Holy Bible, where God gives us a tiny glimpse into some of His creative power; love in particular those verses where He speaks about some of the mighty works He has done.
I like in particular what He said to Job in verse 4 of Chap.38, “Where were thee when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare it if thou have understanding.”
Then in verse 6, God continues, “Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the cornerstone thereof? When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Then in verse 31, He asks Job, “Cant’s thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?”
I love these verses in the book of Job, am awed that the names God gave those heavenly bodies are still the names NASA uses today.
However, because I am writing this time about dawn and twilight, about the difference between darkness and light, I include here another of the verses in the Book of Job which I find apropos to this subject:
This is back in Chap, 38, verse 19; where God asks Job, “Where is the way where light dwelleth? And as for darkness, where is the place thereof.”
Now, with science being what it is, we all know that because of our world‘s (God-triggered) rotation and revolutions, it is always night in one place while it is day somewhere else. Such a humanistic explanation for something so wonderful and mind uplifting.
So yes. I do love to see the dawning of day. And though I know about the science of it, I never cease to think it such an inadequate thing to say that every 24 hours, at some place on earth, a new day is born, while somewhere else it is night. Such a mundane way to explain something so ethereal and eternal.
I love the dawn. I enjoy watching how light comes, how the nighttime mists break up to creep across the land, down the hilltops and through the hollows. I hear when some first to waken, the early birds try out their voices.
I love that song. I find it more beautiful than anything man has so far composed. In addition to this in my imagination, when that first heralding song begins, I can almost sense how the trees where those birds have nested through the night will stretch themselves, shake out their limbs, as they too prepare to greet the sun.
Inanimate things, I believe trees do nevertheless know the voice of their creator. So I like to think that however inanimate they might be, trees, in submission and obedience to His command, will protectively nurture the more animate creatures that take shelter among their tresses through the long and dark night.
We all of us know that even a sparrow cannot fall unseen, for God has told us so. No wonder then, the birds begin to sing when morning comes. In addition, if by chance, in the course of its life, a bird does fall, all of nature will grieve. God also sorrows when it happens, just as He must be well pleased to see the birds building their nest, raising their young for the furtherance of their species.
And the trees that grow tall, then falls to become humus have their place in the scheme of things. We do know that when a tree does fall, the seeds they have dropped will spring up to start the process all over again.
And we, whom God made a little lower than the angels, could reasonably think ourselves the apple of his eye, providing we follow after the great pleasure there is in loving and serving Him.
No wonder I love those times he has made for us, this dusk of the day and the ensuing dawn that follows. No wonder I am fascinated by it. No wonder my going to bed, my getting up is determined by these precious, wonderful things.
Bottom line to all of this is that since time first began, words and words and more words have been used by poets and various people to describe those odd hours of the day that marks its ending at dusk, to be followed then by another dawn that begins another new day. As I say, people have written untold words on the subject. Now I have added my two cents worth.



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