Events

Cumberland Mountain Music is this Saturday, December 20 in the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) cumberland Gap Convention Center in Cumberland Gap, TN.

Bluegrass artist Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley will be playing along with other local talent.

Tickets are $12 for more information contact Donna Sullivan at 606-269-3404

Crime

Two women are accused of forging a name on a health document.
Vanessa J. Bevins, of Harrogate, and Lori Beth Berry, of Middlesboro, were both indicted for second-degree forgery. The charge is a Class D felony.

The indictment stated,  the two women signed the name of the alleged victim on an Authorization for Release of Personal or Protected Health Information form. It states the two performed the act “with the intent to defraud, deceive or injure another.”

The women were temporary employed through the Department of Workforce Investment Office of Vocational Rehabilitation at the time of the incident.

They sent forged information to Cherokee Health Systems instructing them to fax medical information of the alleged victim to the Vocational Rehabilitation Office.

The offense happened in August.

 

Other recent indictments and charges include:

• Timothy W. Davis, 36, of Middlesboro, theft of identity of another without consent;

• Mary Anne Wallace, 32, of Middlesboro, theft by unlawful taking under $500, first- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance;

LEE THEATRE

AT THE LEE THEATRE!!

On Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 pm. The movie, The National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, PG13 will be playing and  Sponsored by Litton Family Medicine and Southwest Heating and Air Conditioning, be ready to laugh for a good cause, donations of non-perishable foods accepted at the door.

Returning with his "Memories of Elvis" Show, Michael Hoover will be here Friday, December 19, 7:00 PM.  Call now to reserve your seat. Advance tickets on sale now at Town Hall, 204 Constitution Rd. or call with a credit card. $15 each. 276-546-4000. Don't have a BLUE CHRISTMAS with out him!

PG drug arrest

Two Pennington Gap residents were arrested on drug related charges after a search was done of the home .

Jimmy Dean Bailey, 35 and Connie Pace, 42 was arrested and charged with possession of schedule II, possession of schedule III and possession of marijuana.

Both are being held on secured bonds at the Southwest Regional Jail in Duffield, VA

Russell County man found

Russell County man is now in custody after being accused for shooting his brother.

Hubert Spivey was arrested by Russell County Deputies who believe Spivey shot his brother in Raven, VA after a fight.

His brother was taken to the hospital.

names of drug bust

Listed below is the names and charges for the individuals attested on Fridays drug bust.

 

Those arrested and their charges include:

• Michael Todd Williams, 34, of Pennington Gap, Va., distribution of a schedule III drug;

• Nrma Kay Music, 38, of Jonesville, Va., two counts of manufacture/distribute and sell/provide for resale a schedule I, II drug;

• Timothy Gilbert, 59, of Pennington Gap, two counts of sell/distribute a schedule III drug, manufacture/distribute a schedule I, II drug and conspire/provide resale of a schedule I, II drug;

• Vickie Cope, 46, of Jonesville, manufacture/distribute a schedule I, II drug and two counts of sell/distribute schedule III drug;

• Nathan Burke, 37, of Pennington Gap, sell/distribute a schedule III drug;

• Willie Ray Music, 27, sell/distribute a schedule III drug;

• Tiffany Renee Ledford, 40, of Pennington Gap, three counts of sell/distribute a schedule III drug;

• Sharon Lipps, 32, of Pennington Gap, sell/distribute a schedule III drug;

• Sadie Owens, 50, of Keokee, Va., schedule I or II drug possession;

• Kristina Lynn Huff, 27, of Keokee, three counts of sell/distribution of a schedule III drug and three counts of conspire/sell a schedule III drug;

• David Eugene Stapleton, 47, of Pennington Gap, three counts of sell/distribute a schedule III drug;

• Chad Allen Garrett, 32, of Keokee, sell/distribute a schedule III drug;

 

• David Eugene Bass, 47, of Pennington Gap, four counts of sell/provide resale of a schedule I, II drug and conspire to sell/provide resale of a schedule I, II drug;

 

• Donna Gail Bass, 40, of Pennington Gap, two counts of sell/provide resale of a schedule I, II drug and two counts of conspire to sell/provide resale of a schedule I, II drug;

 

• Angela Kay Crabtree, 39, of Pennington Gap, sell/distribution of a schedule III drug;

 

• Tommy Jay Collins, 37, of Ewing, Va., two counts of sell/distribution of a schedule III drug;

 

• David Miles, 43, of Rose Hill, Va., sell/distribution of schedule III drug;

 

• Aaron Moses Eldridge, 28, of Rose Hill, sell/distribution of a schedule III drug and two counts of manufacture/distribute a schedule I,II drug;

 

• Jeremiah Lynn Britton, 29, of Ewing, sell/distribute a schedule III drug;

 

• Harry Lee Smith, 69, Ewing, six counts of sell/distribute of a schedule III drug;

 

• Loretta Lynn Jones, 26, of Ewing, sell/provide resale of a schedule I, II drug and sell/distribute a schedule III drug;

 

• Jerald Lee Cox, 65, of Rose Hill, two counts of sell/distribute a schedule III drug and two counts of sell/provide resale of a schedule I, II drug;

 

• Jessica Ann Fee, 19, of Rose Hill, sell/provide resale schedule I, II;

 

• Nancy Eldridge, 56, of Ewing, two counts of sell/provide resale of a schedule I, II drug and sell/distribute a schedule III drug;

 

• Linda Kay Hatfield, 47, of Ewing, seven counts of sell/provide resale of a schedule I, II drug and two counts of conspire to sell/provide resale of a schedule I, II drug;

• Twauna Rose Eldridge, 52, of Rose Hill, sell/provide resale of a schedule I, II drug;

• Francis Ann Woods, 52, of Rose Hill, sell/distribute a schedule IV drug;

• Margaret Ann Baker, 28, of Rose Hill, manufacture/distribute a schedule I, II drug;

• Charles Isley, 47, sell/distribute a schedule III drug;

• Debbie Eldrige, 34, of Rose Hill, two counts of manufacture/distribute a schedule I, II drug and sell/distribute a schedule III drug;

• Clarence Garrett Small Jr., 38, of Ewing, sell/provide resale of a schedule I, II drug and conspire to sell/provide resale of a schedule I, II drug.

Board of Supervisors

The Lee County Board of Supervisors held their monthly meeting on December 16 at 5:00 pm.

For the departmental reports

Economic Development, Michael James discussed the job opportunities that is happening within the area.

CNA, RN LPN is needed at the Lee Health and Rehab in Pennington Gap.

Inn at Wise is accepting applications for multiple positions

O'Rilley auto parts is currently working on a solution which is setting back the opening of the new store, but should be open in a few weeks and is currently accepting applications.

Lee County Tourism, Ashley Seals, spoke about the current projects and projected projects for the upcoming year.  Currently she is working on the brochure and website and will be launching in the next few weeks.  Also a Appalachian Backroad brochure is being mapped out for scenic roads for motorcycles.  There are several different routes located in Lee County.

Tennessee residents arrested for drugs

Two Tennessee residents were arrested in Harlan, KY for drug possession.

On December 15, Kentucky trooper from Post 10 Harlan conducted a traffic stop on Jon Paul Ericson of Bean Station, TN and passenger Rhonda Davis from Rutledge, TN.

Officers smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle and  found over a pound of marijuana being located that was wrapped in plastic underneath the spare tire of the trunk. Drug paraphernalia items along with $600 in cash were also seized from the vehicle.

Ericson, 35, was arrested and charged with first offense trafficking in marijuana (8 ounces to 5 pounds), possession of marijuana, first offense DUI, careless driving and speeding 16 mph over limit.

Davis, 35, was also arrested and charged with public intoxication.

Both were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. The case is still under investigation by Partin.

School Board

The Lee County School Board held their monthly meeting on December 15 at 7:00 pm.

During the meeting St.Charles will receive the trophy for the highest percentage of Attendance for the month of November with 94.6%. Jonesville Middle School came in second with 94.3%.

Connie Daugherty, has been working on the 2015-2016 calendar. She presented the board with 3 calenders that she got recommenations from the schools.  A 4th calendar will be done with revisions from the Board and presented next month for approval.

The board approved 2 upcoming field trips one with Thomas Walker to start the planning for an International trip in July 2017 and Lee County Career and Technical Center will be going to Virginia Beach.

Backed up Traffic

In Clintwood, an overturned coal truck held up traffic.

The wreck happend on State Route 83, or Dickenson Highway in Clintwood. No one was hurt but the road was closed