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Corbin Times Tribune (Newspaper) - June 5, 1991, Corbin, Kentucky Balloon trip local teen gets weekend Surprise a Page 6 game 2 bulls to even series a see sports a it mob a Tribune Cumberland Falls vol. 98, no. 131 Corbin by. Parole Board denies release of Brothers by Susan Phelps London Bureau London by. A the state parole Board has denied the Early release of two Brothers convicted for brutally slaying a Lily couple eight years ago. Susie j. Bowman 79, and her husband James Murphy Bowman 88, were found beaten and stabbed to death on june 26, 1983. Convicted for the murders were Brothers Johnny Cager Leach then 16, and James Clifford Leach then 19, both of Lily. According to a spokeswoman with the parole Board the Brothers were eligible for parole this month. The Board deferred the parole hearing for James Leach for 12 years. He will be up for parole consideration in 2003, she said. His brother Johnny Leach was denied parole and must serve his prison term a through dec. 19, 2030, she said. James Leach was sentenced to a life term and Johnny was Given a 55-year prison term. They were indicted for murder by a Laurel county grand jury on aug. 11, 1983. The elder Leach brother was charged with first degree robbery first degree burglary first degree robbery and theft by taking a Lawn Mower a pistol and a watch belonging to Bowman. The Bowmans bodies were found about 7 . By a Kentucky state police trooper who was called by a neighbor to investigate after one of the Leach Brothers was reportedly seen pushing the Lawn Mower from the Bowmans property according to earlier reports. The trooper found Bowmans body in a Recliner in the couples White Frame House and mrs. Bowmans body was discovered off a gravel Road near the House in a wooded area. Autopsies showed Bowman died As a result of 27 Stab wounds As Well As massive wounds to the head including a gunshot wound to the head and his wife As a result of multiple injuries to her body according to court records. The Brothers were arrested a few Hundred Yards from the Bowmans residence. They were held in jail on More than a million Dollar Bond until their trial which was moved to Boyle county in september 1984. The murders shocked the Community. A few Days after the killings the leaches House was set afire and police believed this was the work of unknown vigilantes according to court records. Corbin Industrial commission begins drive for new members by David Taylor staff writer As the nation struggles to pull out of a recession challenges faced by Industry Are mounting and a Corbin group is trying to ease the Burden on local employers. The Corbin Industrial development commission is primarily known for its work in recruiting new Industry but executive director Gene Hunt said its role has expanded. Quot years ago people who worked to recruit Industry were known As a smokestack chasers Quot Hunt said. A that has been replaced by a economic not Only Are we recruiting but we take care of our existing Industry the commission kicked off a membership drive thursday and chairman Gerald Baker said the 72-member group Hopes to net 100 new members by june 28. A we feel that every businessman charged in shooting by Susan Phelps London Bureau London. By. A a Whitley county Man has been charged with the shooting death of a 24-year-old Williamsburg Man. Kentucky state police det. Col an Harrell served an arrest warrant at 11 . Tuesday against Ricky Martin Shelton 31, of Nevisdale. Shelton was charged with first degree manslaughter and taken to the Whitley county jail he said. Shelton was charged with manslaughter rather than murder on the recommendation of Whitley county Commonwealth attorney Allen Trimble based on information surrounding the death of Leon Wilson 24, of Williamsburg according to the detective. Police said a mud Ball May have sparked a fight Between the two men on sunday. Wilson was shot once in the Chest about 8 . Sunday near the Junction of Powers hollow Road. 14 Miles East of Williamsburg on Kentucky 904. Harrell said the Man and his wife were Enro Ute to pick up their children who were visiting a relative. Apparently Wilson a vehicle was hit by a mud Ball thrown from a passing vehicle and he turned his vehicle around and followed the car police said. Shelton is accused of grabbing Wilson a pistol from the dashboard Ana the weapon fired during a struggle police said. Harrell said apparently the two men did not know each other and two others in Shelton a vehicle will not be charged in connection with the shooting. Should belong to the Corbin Industrial commission Quot Baker said. A it has one ultimate goal of creating jobs therefore making the county a better place to work and live for everyone. A everyone should put something Back into the Community by supporting the commission a he said. A a it a a business expense but its the Best business expense you can Hunt said the Day to Day duties of the commission Range from recruitment to providing contacts for local businesses who need assistance. Quot we can put them in Contact with people in state government who can help with whatever questions they might have such As finance or permitting Quot Hunt said. A we act primarily As a Liaison or conduit for before selecting a site for a new Plant an Industry May look at 30 Sites Over six states Hunt said. The commission works to Advance Corbin on the list of prospective Sites. A we Are looking for anyone to join Quot he said. A we done to want retailers or Small businesses to think they Are not impacted because they a Industry and retailers Are interdependent Quot Hunt said. A you must have the Industrial base there to make it All Click. You must have that there to spawn the other things that make the commission is one of few like it in the state which is funded primarily by private contributions. Hunt said and those contributions Are vital to continued work. Annual membership dues Are $100 for professional individuals $300 for professional firms $100-$200 for Small business or Industry $300 for major business or Industry and $500 for other interests. For More information Contact Hunt at 528-1853. News beat Lily firefighters Battle morning Blaze London by. A twelve firefighters with the Lily Volunteer fire department battled a Blaze that severely damaged a Mobile Home today. Fire chief Michael Bryant said no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire that damaged the trailer of Alene Woods has not been determined. The fire was reported at 6 36 . At her residence located on Lily Road. Firefighters stayed at the scene for nearly an hour he said. The Laurel county Volunteer fire department assisted. Landfill opposition wants on Agenda Williamsburg a a group of citizens concerned about solid waste issues has asked to be placed on the Agenda for the june 13 Whitley county fiscal court meeting. The county chapter of kentuckians for the Commonwealth approached the court last month and requested that a solid waste advisory Board be put in place to assist solid waste director Marc Hensley in preparing the county a 10-year plan. Berry s world a nah summer vacation it la be Good to have a break from political they plan to return this month and request that the court pass a Resolution creating such a Board which is provided for in the new state solid waste Bill. Deaths Leon Wilson Myra Williams William Mcqueary see Page 2 inside 6 7 Erma 6 12 13-14 12 Wink 4 4 or. Peter 16 Lewis 4 James 4 6 people in the news Page 7 11 10-11 7 today in 4 wednesday june 5, 1991 16 pages 359 hedging on the Job photo by Rodney Maro Ison . Postal service employee James Myers trims Hedges outside the Corbin Post office earlier Siler May be considered for new Bench by Susan Phelps London Bureau London by. A a local Federal judge May be a candidate for a seat Chi the . Sixth circuit court of appeals in Cincinnati. According to a published report Eugene Siler or. Is seriously being considered for the seat vacated More than two years ago. Apparently the 54-year-old judges background is being thoroughly checked by the Siler Federal Bureau of investigations and the american bar association a a procedure that is done before a selection is made by the president of the United states according to the report. Slier is a Williamsburg native and is currently the . District court judge for Eastern Kentucky serving in the London District a we have heard nothing from the White House on the Mark Day spokesman for sen. Wendell Fords office in Washington d.c., said today. He said Ford had submitted three names and Siler Wasny tone of the names. The names submitted were of other kentuckians Walter Baker a state senator from Glasgow Francis Mellon a Louisville attorney and John West a Lexington attorney he said. Day said he did t know who recommended Siler. Steven Law chief of staff fear sen. Mitch Mcconnell a Washington office be reached today about whether the nomination was made by the Republican senator who had earlier recommended state court of appeals judge re. Dyche Iii of London. A Telephone Call by a times Tribune reporter to the White houses press office concerning who recommended Siler and the status of the upcoming appointment was not returned today. Siler Wasny to in court in London today and be reached for comment by Telephone at his Home. Laurel county cares blossoms Long after Gulf War has ended by Susan Phelps London Bureau London. By. A it began with collecting names and placing Orange ribbons on House fronts. Then it snowballed into hundreds of packages being mailed to local troops. Today Laurel county cares has blossomed into lifelong friendships. Founder Linda Reep of London remembers How the organization with More than three dozen Active members began. Her Nephew. Clay Harris a Marine was sent to the persian Gulf in August. His Mother called her and asked if she d help put out Orange ribbons a a Symbol honouring those serving in operation desert shield and later operation desert storm. As More and More Laurel county servicemen and women began to ship overseas. Is. Reep said with the help of her father and daughter names and addresses were collected. A it kind of snowballed. I began sending Small packets to 15 troops at the first of by october 15-Pound packages of miscellaneous items were sent to 44 and in november the number had grown to 61. By this time More parents and family members of other troops became involved. One Mother handmade Christmas stockings for each service member. Collection boxes were placed throughout the town. The number then grew to 130, said is. Reep. With such a Large number of troops the organization needed a name. A right around september i was searching for a name. Laurel county cares a somehow the name just seemed right Quot she said. By december support groups were formed for parents spouses and other family members. They would meet once a week on sunday afternoon. Now with the War Over. Laurel county cares still plays an Active role in the lives of servicemen and women. A it seems when the War was Over we were More Active Quot is. Reep said. For the past two months the group has hosted Welcome Home potluck dinners. Is. Reep said. Also when a troop member returns Home members go to his or her Home and decorate it with flags and yellow ribbons. A for eight months we have been just soaked in it Quot she said. Quot i Hope it has had an Impact. It has impacted my for Peggy inks the group has helped her tremendously during the time her daughter Ethel inks a naval officer served six months at a Fleet Hospital. A i feel i have made some True lifelong friendships a said mrs. Inks. A we have something in common with our children and loved ones in the service. It really helped me Cope with it. You knew there was someone there for you. Listening understanding and praying. I appreciate them from out of my heart. I love she was also Able to Complete two songs about the War. A i had the words in my mind during the War. But i finish them until the War was Over Quot said mrs. Inks. Mrs. Inks recently recorded the two patriotic songs in Nashville Tenn. She said they should be released in a few weeks. She wrote the lyrics music and performs the songs. One song a living in the Usa Quot reminds americans How Lucky they Are to be living in United states. The other song reminds americans to be thankful for their blessings. The lyrics in part Are a thanks for the prayers and flags and yellow ribbons flown and thanks to the children and for our Welcome Home. And thank god for Blessing the Usa again. Serving the Tri counties of Whitley Laurel and Knox

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