News Center 22 10/9/17

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The Daily News reports
Middlesboro Police Officer Tom Burchettarrested Alicia Hensley on Oct. 5 following an alleged police chase.

Burchett stated in a police citation that Hensley, 47, of Clarksville, Tennessee, refused to stop during emergency lights and sirens which led to a pursuit through the city of Middlesboro. During the pursuit, Hensley drove a vehicle through an airport security gate back side fence, causing severe damage. Hensley also enter a restricted area of the airport marked for no unauthorized vehicles.

Burchett said the car Hensley was driving, a 1999 Mercedes Benz, was reported stolen. After the vehicular pursuit, Hensley exited the vehicle and began to flee on foot, leading to an arrest. During the arrest, Hensley pulled away from the officers.

Hensley was arrested on charges of receiving stolen property under $10,000, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

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Also from the Daily News

The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded the Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Appalachian Program a $596,250 grant as part of ARC’s POWER Initiative. The Southeast Kentucky Revitalization Project, coordinated by SKCTC Appalachian Program Director Robert Gipe, will provide workforce training designed to help the central Appalachian workforce participate in the renovation and re-invention of communities in the region. It will also engage developers in the re-creation of Appalachian towns and cities.

SEKYRP will train Eastern Kentucky workers in the construction trades, the hospitality industry, and design-related trades and connect them with employers and developers in their home communities. The project will provide training programs designed to get people back to work, prepare trainees for emerging work opportunities, and develop social and physical infrastructure better suited to seize economic opportunity and employ people in the future.

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The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports

Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Burton arrested a Pathfork man on multiple charges on Oct. 3 after a complaint was received at Post 10. The incident later resulted with a charge of promoting contraband at the jail.

According to Burton, while en route to Blue Diamond Camp in Pathfork, dispatch advised that the accused, Brandon Helton, 40, had two active warrants for his arrest.

“Upon arrival, (Helton) ran towards the backyard and hid behind a garage,” Burton stated. “(Helton) was non-compliant with the Troopers orders and began making unreasonable noise while being escorted to my cruiser.”

Helton was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and served the warrants.

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Updated: October 9, 2017 — 9:56 PM
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