July 3, 2009
HARRODSBURG - The owner of a Mercer County wrecker service was killed Wednesday afternoon while he worked on a truck at his home. Mercer County Coroner Sonny Ransdell said Eddie Goodlett, 48, was at his Chinn Lane home working on a rollback truck when the accident occurred. "He had a rollback braced so that he could repair a track underneath," Ransdell said. "The rollback slipped off of the brace and pinned him by the chest. " Goodlett, who owned Goodlett's Wrecker Service in Harrodsburg, was pronounced dead at 5:19 p.m. Ransdell said that the cause of death was traumatic compressive asphyxiation.
June 15, 2009
It was about 7 one recent morning, and a young customer came to the counter at Chills Quick Stop on Lexington Road. He wanted to buy a soft drink. He also wanted to make a complaint, albeit a good-natured one. "It's hard to find a parking space out there with all the coffee drinkers jamming the lot," he told cashier Elaine Rainey. "Sometimes I want to call a tow truck. " Rainey laughed and then made a bee-line to the back of the store where about a half dozen customers were gathered around three tables.
April 23, 2009
WINCHESTER POLICE Charged - James Miller, 24, of 478 Ritz Court, was charged Wednesday with receiving stolen property over $300. - Chasity Tays, 33, of 107 E. Lexington Ave., was charged Wednesday with failure to appear. - William S. Tays, 39, of 107 E. Lexington Ave., was charged Wednesday with failure to appear. - Ernest C. Campbell, 52, of 525 N. Main St. Apt. 10, was charged Wednesday with failure to appear. - William B. Yeaples, 36, of Paris, was charged today with careless driving and driving under the influence of intoxicants.
December 22, 2008
Editor's note: Taken from the Danville 911 records, the Police Blotter represents a history of the initial calls and the information used by the dispatcher to send officers to investigate complaints. It is not necessarily an indication of what the officer found upon arrival at the scene, or of how the complaint may have been dealt with. DECEMBER 19 12:16 a.m., suspicious male in the median on Lexington Road is trying to flag down traffic; unable to locate. 12:23 a.m., caller's roommate at Super 8 Motel pulled a knife on him and caller is requesting to file a report; both parties are now separated; caller refused to prosecute.
September 12, 2007
PERRYVILLE - The driver of a pickup truck was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after his truck hit a house on North Bragg Street. George Devine, 40, of Harrodsburg was charged with second offense of driving under the influence of intoxicants by Perryville Police Chief Merl Baldwin and taken to the Boyle County Detention Center at 4:47 p.m., according to Danville-Boyle County 911 records. Devine was released after posting a $200 bond. Devine said today that a tire on his truck blew, causing the vehicle to leave the street and hit a corner of the house at 109 N. Bragg St. His 1996 Chevrolet pickup got stuck in the front yard of the house and had to be removed by a tow truck, he said.
September 28, 2006
Officials say the weather is to blame for the death of a Jessamine County woman early Saturday morning. Crystal Cook, 32, of Nicholasville, died after driving her 1985 Nissan pickup into high waters on Little Hickman Road, near Brumfield Road in northern Jessamine County. According to Jessamine County Coroner Bobbye Ballard, the cause of death was drowning. Cook's two male passengers, Ricky Welch and Jason Smith, managed to exit the upside-down truck and get to safety after the crash that occurred around 12:30 a.m., said Capt.
January 13, 2004
Mother Nature combines with humans to throw all kinds of road hazards at drivers, but Ben Sparks ran into a rare one New Year's Eve. The Tuggle Road resident has been driving a NAPA semi on the interstates of America for 36 years, the last 17 with his wife, Ruby, serving as copilot. The past two years, they've been leaving their home every Tuesday for a NAPA distribution center in Indianapolis, where they pick up their company truck and head for the west coast. After deliveries and the return trip, it's usually Saturday before they're back in their own beds.