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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Two of three brothers allegedly involved in an assault were taken into custody.  Laurel Deputy Gary Mehler was dispatched to investigate the assault of a man at Pleasant View Mobile Home Park.  Deputy Mehler interviewed the suspect who told him three brothers who live behind him had jumped him.  The victim said he had been struck in the chest and the back of the head with a board, and hit in the face and mouth with a stick.  Deputy Mehler located two of the three brothers at their residence.  27-year-old Steven Douglas Mullins and 28-year-old Richard Allen Mullins were both charged with Second-Degree Assault.  The two were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.  Laurel County EMS assisted at the scene.

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A Barbourville man and woman were both arrested on a long list of charges.  Deputy Claude Hudson went to a residence on Broughton Hollow Road in an attempt to locate 34-year-old Fordie T. Burns who was wanted on a Knox County Felony Warrant.  Deputy Hudson had information that Burns and others were staying the night and taking drugs at a residence occupied by two elderly adults, one of whom was disabled.  Deputy Hudson arrived at approximately 6:50 AM and could hear two adults talking inside the house.  After knocking on the door, the two adults could be heard awakening an elderly female to answer the door.  Deputy Hudson entered the home and checked on the welfare of the elderly residents and then located Fordie Burns hiding inside a closet.  Deputy Hudson also located numerous used syringes and two plastic bags containing suspected Methamphetamine.  Burns and a woman identified as 34-year-old Jennifer Gray, of  Barbourville, were both arrested on numerous charges.  The two were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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Governor Bevin has signed a pension reform bill into law.  The bill preserves most benefits for current teachers and state workers, but would move new hires into a hybrid cash balance plan in an effort to save the state’s failing public pension system.  The governor says the bill is not perfect but has stated his position that it is best for Kentucky.  Among those opposing the plan are the Kentucky Education Association and Attorney General Andy Beshear, who is promising to take legal action against its passage.

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