Corbin Times Tribune in Corbin, Kentucky
4 May 1998

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4 May 1998

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Corbin Times Tribune (Newspaper) - May 4, 1998, Corbin, Kentucky Education today May 4,1998 today s weather today s sports Wright direction head coach has South Laurel basketball program on track sports Page 6 career goals pm Whitley deca members attend annual conference education Page 5 4. J i a 4 rain Chance. High 65 tonight s weather Mes Tribune partly Cloudy. Low 43 no. 105 vol. 106 serving Southeastern Kentucky for 106 years 50 cents woman wounds alleged burglar suspect was trying to enter front door at time of shooting police say by Sondra Taylor staff writer an apparent burglary went bad for a 44-year-old Man who was shot in the forehead As he opened the door of the residence he intended on entering. Before he could Lay his hands on anything at the 1304 Miller Branch Road residence in Barbourville Gary Overton of Bimble received a one and a half Inch laceration to his forehead from a Bullet from a .38 Cal Ibur handgun fired by resident Nikki Warren. A the pulled the locked door open and had it opened when she shot him a Kentucky state police Looper Greg Pace said. According to police Warrens husband had left to go Hunting approximately 15 minutes before Overton arrived leaving Warren and their two daughters at Home. Warren was in bed when she heard an intruder on the Back deck of her Home trying to open the Back door. Warren was waiting with the gun in her hand when Overton opened the door. A she was pretty Shook up when we arrived a Pace said. A she and her daughters were scared to Overton was charged with criminal attempt to commit burglary and is being held in the Knox county jail after receiving treatment for his injuries at the Knox county Hospital. Pace was assisted at the scene by Knox Ems. Three Hurt in North Corbin wreck sunday times Tribune staff report an Accident which occurred sunday around noon in North Corbin has injured three people. According to witnesses september Howard 41, of Mozelle was driving a 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass when she struck a 1997 Gumc suburban in the rear that was stopped at the stoplight Kentucky state police trooper Stacy Trees said. The three passengers in the Oldsmobile were Howard 20-year-old Christopher Jaynes of Corbin and 12-year-old Nicole Felts of Mozelle. Howard received multiple injuries to the head face neck and Abdomen. Felts suffered severe injuries to his neck after his head went through the Windshield according to Elliott. Howard and Felts were flown to the University of Kentucky medical Center. Felts received facial injuries from Glass. None of the three were wearing seat belts Trees said. The two passengers in the suburban were wearing seat belts and complained of neck injuries but were not transported to a Hospital police said. Teens Hurt in Early morning wreck former Corbin football player released from Hospital passenger in serious condition by Kellee Edwards times Tribune City editor a former Corbin High school quarterback is recovering today after the saturday morning Accident that has left his passenger with serious injuries. Jerry Allen Baker ii and Timothy Douglas both 17, were transported to Baptist regional medical Center after the car Baker was driving lost control and was left curled around a Utility pole the Bottom half of the pole having sliced through the passenger Side of the vehicle. Sources said Douglas who lives in Emlyn suffered from a broken neck As Well As other injuries in the crash. He was transported to the University of Kentucky medical Center later saturday and is listed today in serious condition in the intensive care unit at the us medical Center a spokesperson at the Hospital said. Baker has been discharged from Baptist regional medical Center a Hospital spokesperson said this morning. Police said Baker was travelling South toward his Home on Cumberland Falls Highway around 4 50 . Saturday when his 1986 Ford Bronco lost control coming out of the curve one mile South of Corbin. Kentucky state police Looper Earl Nicholson said the vehicle veered Over onto the Grassy shoulder on the right Side of the Roadway then crossed Back Over both lanes of traffic before crossing a ditch line on the left Side of the Road sliding Side Jerry Baker released from Hospital photo by . Whitlock electricity was Cut off to part of Southern Corbin Early saturday morning when this Ford Bronco crashed into a Utility pole. A passenger in the vehicle Timothy Douglas remains in serious condition at the University of Kentucky medical Center. Ways and ramming into a Utility pole. The Impact of the hit snapped the pole causing businesses and residents in about a 2-mile radius to lose electricity for Over two hours. Both Baker and Douglas had to be extricated from the vehicle by volunteers from the Oak Grove Volunteer fire department. Baker a Junior at the Whitley county alternative school currently plays baseball for Whitley county High school. He enrolled at Whitley county toward the end of his fall semester at Corbin. Neither Baker nor Douglas were wearing a seat Belt police said. Mountain lifeline assisted at the scene. Six gun City to open in May Park promises jobs environmentalists fear Impact by Ann Gibson associated press writer parkers Lake by. Apr Tombstone junctions name predicted the ultimate Fate of one theme Park in close proximity to a Southern Kentucky nature preserve. Now a new theme Park across the Road from Tombstone Junction is again promising jobs and entertainment. But some environmentalists worry about its Impact to the natural setting of one of the states most popular tourist Sites. Just across the River from the viewing area for Cumberland Falls and its famed Moon Bow a hiking Trail leads to a smaller More delicate Cascade known As Eagle Falls. A further trek on a recently closed Trail through Cumberland Falls state Park nature preserve would Lead up a Ridge and to the Boundary the state Park shares with the Brand new six gun City. A a we re going to try to open May 18,�?� said Kathryn Lunsford Brown a co owner of the attraction operated in conjunction with the Eagle Falls resort amp hotel formerly the Holiday motor Lodge. A everyone seems to be a a we re trying our Best to make sure that nothing happens to the nature preserve. I done to think we re going to Hurt the nature Kathryn Lunsford Brown six gun City co owner real excited. A lot of people Are coming up and applying for locals remember working at Tombstone Junction and hearing such big name country stars there As Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton. The Park which opened in 1970, offered train rides and other entertainment in Western atmosphere. Tombstone was plagued by a series of fires and closed after being gutted in an october 1991 Blaze. Six gun City promises to feature country dancing and wild West shootouts. Lunsford Brown said she plans to hire up to about 70 seasonal workers about 40 of them full time. A this is a very economically depressed area a said Larry Lockhart Secretary treasurer of the Mccreary county tourism commission and operator of the big South Fork motor Lodge in Stearns. A every attraction we can have we support them fully. We desperately need to build around our tourism judge executive Jimmie Greene knows the need for jobs in his county which had an unemployment rate of nearly double digits last year 9.7 percent. He had mixed feelings about the now defunct Tombstone Junction though it provided jobs. A i thought Tombstone Junction was too close a Greene said referring to the Park that was across Kentucky 90 from the new attraction. A i done to want to see a circus built in the proximity of Cumberland a a we re trying our Best to make sure that nothing happens to the nature preserve a she said. A i done to think we re going to Hurt the nature the new development already has had one unintended effect on the Park. One Trail through the nature preserve has been closed because it inadvertently extended onto six gun City property environmentalists service at Odds Over Salvage logging Flat Rock by. Apr in the Daniel Boone National Forest a 3,000-acre Swath of twisted splintered Trees Marks the path of a windstorm that struck Kentucky the night of april 16. Some of the Trees Are 3-foot-thick Oaks sawed off 20 feet above the ground. Pine plantations established 10 or 15 years ago 2,000 acres in All were flatted by 20 inches of heavy Snow in february. The Trees 4 to 6 inches in diameter Haven to sprung Back and never will. Daniel Boone officials say the fallen Trees most of them Pines must be cleaned up to prevent severe fires and to give the Forest a fresh Start. But the Forest service Likely is headed for a showdown with environmentalists Over its plan to use loggers to Salvage some of the Timber. A a we be gone through a lot of soul searching Over How to approach this a Daniel Boone Timber management chief Rex Mann said last week. A a we re not going to Salvage All of it but we re trying to Correct the situation using Timber sales As a but the group Kentucky Heartwood which opposes logging in the Daniel Boone May Well oppose Salvage logging spokesman Andy Mahler said. A even though on its face it sounds like a reasonable idea we will be very sceptical of any proposal coming out of the Forest service a he said. The tangled mess of toppled Trees has blocked roads and trails and closed recreation areas. Nine year old died of drug overdose Coroner says by Kellee Edwards times Tribune City editor the 9-year-old girl whose sudden death has baffled local and state medical examiners for nearly a week apparently died from a lethal amount of a relatives anti depressants according to autopsy information released by Kentucky state police. Mercedes Lee Loughran Clontz Cornett of London appeared to be Normal and an average third grader april 24. The next morning the London elementary student collapsed and died while staying with her grandmother. Specialists called in last week after workers at the state medical examiners office in Frankfort could not determine a cause of death said saturday the child died from a lethal amount of medication Kentucky state police detective Johnny Phelps said. The dosage found in the child was enough to kill her within 15 minutes from consumption Phelps said. The detective said the medication belonged to one of Cornette a relatives. How or Why she took the pills is still under investigation but foul play is not suspected Phelps said. Cornett was transported to Mary mount medical Center shortly after 10 . April 25 after paramedics from ambulance inc. Of Laurel county revived the child at her grandmothers Home. An hour Long attempt to save Cornette a life in the emergency room of the Hospital came to a halt when Laurel county Deputy Coroner Doug Bowling pronounced the child dead. Laurel county Coroner de Bowling said previously that it is rare for initial autopsy reports to come Back empty. Phelps said specialists used toxicology reports which detail everything in the body at the time of death to determine the nature of How the child died. Phelps is investigating the death along with Laurel county Coroner de Bowling and Deputy Coroner Doug Bowling. Rogers says nearly $500,000 set aside for Daniel Boone times Tribune staff report the House of representatives and Senate both gave final approval to a $6 billion emergency spending Bill Friday which contains a Hal Rogers proposal of $461,000 to help with storm clean up in the Daniel Boone National Forest. President Bill Clinton is expected to sign the Bill into Law soon. A the february Winter storm caused $461,000 in damage in the Daniel Boone a Rogers said. A the damage was quite extensive. Over 1,100 Miles of trails and roads require slash and tree removal and the work is expected to take All summer to Complete. This emergency funding is absolutely critical so clean up of the Forest can proceed without when Rogers r-Ky-5, Learned that the Clinton administrations emergency request did not contain Money for the Daniel Boone he immediately set to work to secure funds. First he asked the Secretary of agriculture to who has jurisdiction Over the Forest service to make the funds available. Then when the emergency spending Bill came before the House appropriations committee Rogers who is a senior member of the committee successfully amended the Bill to increase the budget for the National Forest system by $461,000 to provide the funds needed for the Daniel Boone clean up. Of this amount $318,000 will be used for tree and slash removal on trails and $58,000 will be used to remove debris inside developed recreation areas according to a statement from Rogers office. Hal Rogers Money will repair damage today at a glance lottery saturday pick 3 4-3-7 pick 4 2-5-4-3 lotto by 17-19-20-22-34-36 Power Ball 3-14-19-37-494 sunday pick 3 2-4-7 pick 4 0-7-7-9today s obituaries Gilmore Elia William Wells Oak Grove Billy Samuel Bryant Ohio Gilmore Clifford Carson East Betstadt Frank Gwendolyn Jackson Flat lick Larry . 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