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Corbin Times Tribune (Newspaper) - April 6, 1990, Corbin, Kentucky Friday april 6,1990 tonight saturday mostly mostly i a Clear s Suim Low 20s High 40s Complete weather inside flying High see Page 4american league West preview sports farm Aid see Page 3b serving the Tri counties of Whitley Laurel and Knox county by. 18 pages today vol. 96, no. 80 Corbin Kentucky 35 per copy news beat parking near Laurel courthouse restricted inking at the Laurel county courthouse has been restricted. Signs restricting parking to 30 minutes were installed wednesday on parking meters on fourth Street next to the courthouse. In january the ils Cal court authorized the installation of signs As a service to residents doing business at the courthouse said one spokesman. Corbin men plead guilty to charges two Corbin men pleaded guilty in Laurel county circuit court wednesday to a reduced indictment charge. Larry w. Taylor 27, and Bobby Darrell Godsey 18, both of Corbin were named in a three count indictment for allegedly receiving stolen property by receiving and disposing of a Van and merchandise belonging to a save food Market of Corbin Jan. 29. The charges were amended to receiving stolen property by receiving pastry products valued at less than $ 100 belonging to a save food Market. Sentencing for the two men is scheduled for May 29. London Man injured in two car Accident a Vondon Man injured in a two vehicle Accident was dismissed from a local Hospital thursday. Tony Smith 19, of Barbour a Volle Road London was admitted for treatment at Mary mount Hospital wednesday and released the next Day according to a Hospital spokeswoman. London City police said Smith was one of two people injured in an Accident along Meyers Baker Road. The Accident happened at 12 17 . And was investigated by sgt. James Young. Police said Smiths 1971 Chevrolet pickup truck apparently was travelling at a High rate of Speed when it topped a Hill and hit the rear of a car before leaving the Roadway. The Driver of the car was identified As Jason Ward 18. Of any Lane London. Police said Ward was not injured but a passenger in Smiths vehicle was taken by ambulance to the Hospital. Passenger David Stuber 19. London was treated for injuries and released from Mary mount Hospital. Sprinkles in critical condition at Hospital former Knox county judge executive Camell sprinkles was in critical but stable condition this morning at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington following a heart attack thursday. According to Kim Lacy St. Josephus director of Public relations sprinkles is in the coronary care unit where All patients Are listed As critical. Sprinkle was flown by helicopter from Knox county general Hospital at 1 35 . Thursday. He was admitted to the Knox county Hospital around 9 . According to a Hospital spokeswoman. Laurel officials allot Money for sewer lines economic development Money will be used in Laurel county for the construction of sewer lines. The Laurel county fiscal court thursday voted to use $150, x 0 from the county economic development fund for the installation of a sewer line in the Industrial pm us. The court agreed to also give the Industrial authority $2,500 a month to pay olt one of its Loans. This Money will come from paybacks from other companies who received Loans once the lines Are installed a trucking company. Shippers express will locate on Kentucky 1535 off Kentucky 80. Judge executive Ledford Karr Sadd the company will bring 50 jobs to the Community. Police chief suspended for 45 Days by Donna Glenar staff writer Corbin police chief Carson Mullins will keep his Job. But will be suspended for 45 Days effective april 1. A three member panel of the Corbin City commission found Mullins guilty on two of 14 original charges following a four Day administrative hearing last week. The panel thursday disciplined Mullins for allowing a p or Sonal dispute to become a Public matter. In 1986 when he was a police officer Mullins had a Domestic dispute with his Fiancee Nancy Moses. He became chief in 1987. A in the last two years i have been harassed used framed and took to court Quot Mullins said after the decision was announced. A now hearing charges i do not hold anything against the hearing authority. They want to try to do things right. That a Fine but Don t Stop at me go All the Way Down the list to the after 45 Days. Mullins will be reinstated As police chief. All pay withheld from Mullins through March 31 As part of his prior suspension will be paid to him. He was suspended feb. 23. �?o1 tried to do my Job just As fairly and honestly As i could As police said Mullins. A in 45 Days or Carson Bullins will remain As chief whatever when i come Back to work even with the people that have charged me. Ill still try to be just As fair and just As honest in my Job As i sgt. Steve Lundy officer Bruce Rains and dispatchers Joyce Justice and Janet Hagen filed 14 charges against Mullins on feb. 19. On the second Day of the hearing their attorney. Timothy sheriffs discuss Lack of legislative action Crawford said they wished to drop eight of the charges with prejudice. Mullins had something to say about the officers that filed the charges against him. A the officers that accused me i Call them the Kettle of Black with All the things that they have done Quot Mullins said. A a Itie charges that they placed against me Itiat would be proved or disproved or whatever my ability As police chief was dropped by them. People have to sit and drag skeletons out of the commissioners Jeff Tipton Cleland Thorpe and Ekl Tye heard the Case last week and made the decision. Mayor Tom Thurston and commissioner Larry Stevens were unable to take part in the decision because they had been subpoenaed to testify in Mullins hearing which was held last week. A a in a so said Robert Cato. Mullins attorney. �?o1 still get to Call him chief. He a still a chief and we re tickled. I think the Council did a great Job. 1 think they tried to be As fair As they could. In a Crawford also claimed a Victory. A we were ecstatic Quot he said of the commissions decision. A we were pleased they found him guilty on those two charges. By Susan pin slips London Bureau for the third time sheriffs departments across the state were overlooked by the Kentucky general Assembly. A this is the third session we Haven to gotten anything Quot said Ray Stoess executive director of the Kentucky sheriffs association. Stoess. Along with two other association officials attended the District meeting held in in Ndon tie meeting was hosted by the Laurel county and Pulaski county sheriffs departments. A we did no to gain anything but we did no to lose anything this year Quot said District president Ray Power. Several pieces of legislation affecting sheriffs failed to pass this session. One of those would made sheriffs and deputies eligible for training incentive pay from the Kentucky Law enforcement fund. Money in the fund comes from surcharges on insurance premiums. According to the association Cash balances average $451,000 a no it nth for police and nearly $400,000 a month for firefighters. Sheriffs departments presently Are not covered under this fund. If the Bill had i Assed it would have permitted sheriffs and deputies to participate in the program. I Aurel county sheriff Floyd Brummett said he was disappointed it Wasny to passed because his deputies deserve the incentive pay. A it lies work 24 hours a Day Quot he said. . Gray a former House member who now lobbies for the association said sheriffs were overlooked. A basically what happened to us was with All the educational Reform and tax Issue there were Many important issues passed he said. A what it comes Down to is it appears if we re every going to pass anything in legislation we Are going to have to Seu to the leadership first before the rep. Tom Jensen a London said this general Assembly session was a very difficult session. With the main focus on education. It was a hard to draw attention to outlier he urged the association to continue its efforts and focus on Senate and House leaders. Of the 18 pieces of the legislative package presented by the association Only five v Ere approved. One of Fiose gaining approval was a Bill that allows county employees to retire after 27 years of service with no reduction in benefits. Currently employees must have 30 years of service. Three dead 18 injured in residential hotel fire Miami Beach Fla. At a fire swept through a residential hotel this morning killing at least three people injuring 18 and sending scores of elderly residents running into the Street officials said. Sixteen people were unaccounted for when the 3 . Fire at the Fontana hotel was brought under control after about five hours said assistant fire chief John Reed. The hotel is on famed Collins Avenue North of the beaches trendy Art Deco District. Mayor Alex Daoud said the intensity of the three alarm fire led investigators to suspect arson but Are officials said the report was speculative. Quot we have All the fire units of the City of Miami Beach working on the fire attempting to get it under police detective Jim Hyde said earlier Quot this is definitely the worst in be up to 200 residents of the three Story Fontana hotel and 175 to 200 in the adjacent Prince Michael hotel which was threatened for a time were evacuated police said. Residents said the fire broke out near the elevator Shaft in the front of the Fontana and Hyde said the two bodies were found in photo by Rodney Margison sgt. Steve Lundy and Nancy Botts a witness who testified during the hearing showed Little reaction to the decision made in the hearing of police chief Carson Mullins. A a we re pleased some action was taken against him. Its a significant step for the commission to discipline the chief of in a prepared statement Tipton said the commission found Mullins guilty of having a Domestic dispute with miss Moses in 1986 and that he broke furniture in her trailer. As a result. Miss Moses went to the Wilt Ley county jail seeking a warrant though she did no to acquire one. A not everything occurred like it did Quot said Mullins. A but i am guilty of four or five years ago of hav ing an argument with my the officers and dispatchers proved Tipton said that Whitley county sheriff h. D. Moses and several deputies investigated Mullins actions at miss Moses trailer at her request. He said Tes continued to Page 2 photo by Susan Phelps sheriffs and deputies from Laurel Wayne Oldham Boyd and Pulaski counties attended the District Kentucky sheriffs association meeting in London thurst Tey. From left Ray Stoess executive director Ray Powell president and Laurel county sheriff Floyd Brummett discuss recent legislative action affecting the departments. The lobby area. He put the number of people injured at 18. A a they re not Able to get inside yet a it la be All gone Quot police sgt. Jim Scarberry said three hours into the fire. Many of the residents were elderly and infirm according to Myrtle Jackson. 35. A yearly tenant on the second floor of the Fontana. She said she escaped out the Back door after the buildings managers ran through the he ways knocking on Dorrs. Is. Jackson said the smoke was too thick and there was no Chance to help anyone else a Quot no time to be a hero her Roommate. Joe Marcello. 32. Said he heard his smoke Alann which was installed to comply with a City ordinance requiring an electronic alarm in every Ijo Tel room. But he said he did no to realize the situation was serious until Olivia Mihal one of the owner managers started knocking on doors. By the time he gathered his passport and other papers he said the hallway was too Smoky to risk escape Down the stairs. Inside Abby Page in classifieds Smy of a a a a a a Page 7-8b comics Page 6b Page 4 Donna 4 or. Peter Cotta. Page 5 Lewis Grizzard. Pupp age 4 James 4 lifestyles .wmm.��. Page in people in the 2b scoreboard 9 sports television Page 2b today in history Page 4 deaths Janrose Elam. Dan lock hard. Othia Mcclure see Page 2. Berry s world sleeping Driver awakens when truck is hijacked by Susan Phelps London Bureau he was awakened by a Strong smell of alcohol. When he pushed Back the curtain of the trucks Sleeper a stranger. Not his partner was driving. For several hours he was a hostage in the hijacked tractor trailer. A a in a Happy to be alive. In a glad about Don meerhoff of Dayton. Ohio said in an interview at the London City i lice station today. Meerhoff and team Driver Charles Hansche a of Georgia had made a routine Stop in Iron Don at Childers Gulf station located near interstate 75 on Kentucky 80, they Are Drivers for a Dalr a next Day delivery air freight service which runs from Tennessee to Ohio. Hans hew went inside the station to eat breakfast at the restaurant at 4 . Today. He left meerhoff asleep to the 1990 International Eagle. Tire trucks engine was left running and the doors were unlocked. Quot tie smell of alcohol woke me said meerhoff. A i pulled Back the curtains and saw the Man. He ordered me into the front seat and said we have hijacked your according to meerhoff. The Man said he did no to want to Hurt him and would let him of t of the truck along the Road. A the told me to get out of the truck what 1 want. The Driver told me the Driver of the car had an Uzl so done to try anything Quot meerhoff said. Moments later the truck stopped. Meerhoff got out and saw a car behind the Rig. A i done to know what kind of car it was. It was an older Model and there was a Man inside. It was Daric outside and the lights were turned off Quot he said. Meerhoff ended up at a service station in Somerset and called police. But his partner had already alerted police. A when i came out from eating breakfast at 4 15 a. M., the truck was gone Quot Hans hew said. A i looked a Over the parking lot to see if he meerhoff had moved the when he locate the truck he called the London Laurei county dispatch Center. The tractor trailer Rig the car and two men were stopped at a Road Block set up by Pul Al county and Wayne county sheriffs deputies. Jackie e. Denney 32, of Monticello was charged with recent Vang stolen property and driving under the Iii hence. Richard d. Fenny cuff of Albany Driver of the car was charged with driving under the in Luence and expired registration plates. Both men Are being held in the Pulaski county jail. Quot there Wasny to a scratch on the truck and nothing was missing Quot said meerhoff. A attic officers did a hell of a continued to Page 2

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