January 15, 2006
Rear-end collision results in DUI LANCASTER - A Lancaster woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol about 10 p.m. Thursday after hitting another Lancaster resident who was attempting to turn into her driveway from Fall Lick Road. Kentucky State Police said Allison C. Bowman, 30, was charged with DUI with aggravators, careless driving and no insurance. She was lodged in the Lincoln County Regional Jail and released Friday after posting a $100 bond.
March 5, 2009
Sister's killer doesn't deserve parole Dear Editor: I am writing in outrage over the possible upcoming parole to Kentucky of Douglas G. Hodgkin, the convicted murderer and rapist of my sister, Jean Elizabeth Gillies. "Jeannie," a graduate student at the University of Mississippi, died at Hodgkin's hand in Oxford, Miss., on May 2, 1986. Over a period of hours, Hodgkin bound, gagged, stripped, raped and sodomized her, beat her on the head and face with a blunt object and then strangled her by hand in what the Mississippi state medical examiner at the time called "a quite severe sexual assault.
October 22, 2007
HARRODSBURG - Lee Anderson pleaded guilty this morning to murder and robbery charges in the January 2006 stabbing death of retired teacher Louise Pulliam, just before his trial was to begin. Anderson, 19, will have to wait until Nov. 13 to learn how much of the rest of his life will be spent in prison. Mercer Circuit Judge Darren Peckler has sentencing options ranging from 20 years to life without the possibility of parole. Anderson entered a conditional guilty plea, allowing him the right to appeal an earlier ruling by Peckler that he qualified for a possible sentence of life in prison with no parole.
June 1, 2009
After deliberating two hours Monday to convict Jamarkos Campbell of murdering Ryan Shangraw and Bo Upton, jurors took another hour to recommend he receive the maximum sentence of 25 years in prison before being eligible for a parole hearing. Actually, jurors recommended Campbell serve 50 years in prison before coming up for parole, but that is twice as long as allowed by Kentucky for a sentence involving a juvenile. Campell was 16 when he committed the murders inside Shangraw's trailer in Hubble in 2002.
June 18, 2006
LIBERTY - Joseph Matthew Ross, 25, of 408 Trammel St., has been charged with driving on a suspended license, resisting arrest and second-degree fleeing or evading police. Ross was arrested Monday after he was stopped on Trammel Street for a parole violation. Officer Steven Garrett said Ross ran into a house on Trammel Street. Ross was lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.
July 13, 2006
The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is proud to announce that its Executive Director, Carl Wicklund, was recipient of the 2006 United States Congress Victims' Rights Caucus Allied Professional Award on Friday, April 21, in Washington, D.C. Wicklund, a Nicholasville resident, was presented the award by Congressman Ted Poe, R-Texas, who lauded his work for victims. "Carl Wicklund is a unique individual. While most people associate probation and parole with convicted offenders," he said.
April 4, 2013
The following people were booked into the Jessamine County Detention Center on April 3, 2013, according to jail records: • Ronald R. Nelson, 43, charged with failure to appear • Cody A. Newland, 20, charged with violation of conditions of release • Kenneth Jett, 30, charged with operating on a suspended/revoked operator's license • Michael Hager, 25, charged with parole violation
November 13, 2007
HARRODSBURG - Lee Anderson was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the January 2006 murder and robbery of retired school teacher Louise Pulliam. Anderson, 19, addressed Pulliam's family and apologized during sentencing in Mercer Circuit Court. He blamed the crime on his drug abuse and said he would take it back if he could. Because Anderson received the maximum sentence possible, an appeal is likely.
October 20, 2010
Dear Editor, Oct. 14 marked the three-year anniversary of the death of Michael Lynn Price, my brother. He was a handicapped child who lived in a group home in Grayson, Kentucky. On Oct. 14, 2007, he lost his life because an employee sat on his back until he stopped breathing and died. Michael’s family recently received a letter from the parole office stating that this same person who took the life of an innocent person is wanting out on parole after only 18 months in jail.
January 14, 2004
HARRODSBURG - Nicarra Jones, who pleaded guilty last month to second-degree manslaughter in the death of her then 10-month-old son, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday afternoon. Jones stood quietly before Mercer District Judge Darren Peckler, who handed down the sentence based on recommendations from a Probation and Parole report and the commonwealth's attorney. She will receive credit for the 350 days she has served in the Boyle County Detention Center. Jones was indicted on a murder charge, but the charge was reduced, based on an offer from the prosecution.