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TRAYVON MARTIN CASE: ATTORNEYS SAY ZIMMERMAN IS ISOLATED, STRESSED OUT — STORY ON A8 SEASONINGS I A4 VAUGHT’S VIEWS I B1 Southern servings Miller’s mom proud of son’s career at UK Mouthwatering recipes with Georgia-grown produce Advocate-Messenger The 75¢ | Danville, Kentucky www.amnews.com Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Man accused of scamming customers By DAVID BROCK dbrock@amnews.com A Boyle County man is in custody for allegedly scamming more than a dozen people in Boyle and surrounding counties out of thousands of dollars by telling them he would do work he never delivered on. Boyle County Deputy Sheriff Dustin Clem said when he and Kentucky State Police troopers caught up with Jeffrey Adams, 26, of Junction City on Monday, Adams was in Lincoln County facing unrelated charges. However, they were able to serve a warrant for several counts of theft by deception in Boyle, Clem said. According to Clem, Adams went to homes of at least 11, mostly elderly, Boyle residents promising to perform jobs such as tree removal or yard work. He requested half the amount it would take to do the work up front, which was typically $200, then never returned to the Clem said Adams would fill out a form similar to an invoice and give it to the victims with the amount charged to the resident written on it, but he usually did not include the work he intended to do. One of two victims who came forward over the weekend was Jeffrey Adams able to get in writing the work homes to do the work. Adams said he would do and Adams allegedly told people he failed to complete, which alwasn’t able to do the job because lowed Clem to obtain a warrant. he had sick family members, a A license plate number writclaim Clem said was also false. ten down by another victim first led Clem and state police to an address in Lincoln County before he was located on his way to court. In all, Clem said Adams probably had taken more than $3,000 from people in Boyle County alone over the last six months, and more reports are trickling in. There already were outstanding warrants for Adams’ arrest for doing the same thing to people in Anderson and Lincoln CITY MANAGER SEARCH Rain or shine? Danville asks committee to reconvene Two candidates for city manager withdraw By STEPHANIE MOJICA smojica@amnews.com Spring in downtown Perryville can be fragrant, beautiful and temperamental as the weather changes from one strolled street to the next recently. Joanna King/ jking@amnews.com SO YOU KNOW State auditor’s office unveils new website FRANKFORT (AP) — An updated website for the Kentucky auditor’s office allows individuals to report suspected waste and abuse. The site is called SAFE-house and is located at http://www.auditor.ky.gov. The auditor’s office already has a hotline at 1800-592-5378 to make allegations of misuse of public funds. The website allows users to submit electronic documents on a secure digital portal. The agency says reports made either by phone or website can remain confidential. Obama-Romney showdown starts with a harsh tone The 2012 presidential general election has begun. It won’t be pretty. Tuesday marked Day One, in essence, of the contest between the two virtually certain nominees, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. — Story on A8 Follow us on Facebook and Twitter ONLINE @ High: 50s Low: 30s Complete weather map, A10 INDEX TUESDAY MIDDAY Pick 3: 1-0-9 Pick 4: 4-0-7-8 EVENING Pick 3: 1-6-0 Pick 4: 0-9-6-0 Cash Ball: 6-9-10-32 Cash Ball 10 Kicker 5-5-1-1-0 5 Card Cash: 2H, 3D, 10C, 10S, 3H Mega Millions: 2-6-12-31-48 Mega Ball 25 Megaplier 4 A10 B6-B8 B9 A2 A2-A3 A9 A5 A4, A7 B1-B5 Vol. 146, No. 247 6 See DANVILLE, on A8 Narrow bridge on Parksville Crosspike to be replaced dbrock@amnews.com Clear. Areas of frost. Advice Classifieds Comics Deaths Local News Opinion Scrapbook Seasonings Sports Danville City Commission has asked its citizens committee to reconvene in its quest to recruit candidates for a new city manager. The unanimous vote came at a special meeting Tuesday after a nearly twohour executive session. During the session, commissioners interviewed two of the four candidates recommended by the citizens committee via Skype, said Mayor Bernie Hunstad. The other two candidates withdrew their applications. The committee received 12 applications with the names redacted and chose the top four to recommend to the City Commission. But the committee should have chosen the best seven in accordance with instructions given at a previous City Commission meeting, according to Hunstad. When the committee reconvenes, it should rank the remaining eight applications in order of preference so commissioners can decide who else to interview for the job. Commissioners requested the committee complete this task by Friday so the results will be available in time for a special commission meeting to be held Monday. Commissioner Kevin Caudill thanked the committee for its work. “Those two candidates (that we interviewed) were excellent,” Caudill said. “But we can’t make an educated choice with only two candidates.” During the meeting, committee Chairwoman Mary Stith Hamlin said she did not know if the group could reconvene in time By DAVID BROCK TONIGHT WWW.AMNEWS.COM KENTUCKY LOTTERY See SCAM, on A8 05358 12300 7 Printed on recycled paper © 2012 The Advocate-Messenger The Advocate-Messenger | www.amnews.com Boyle County will partner with the state to replace a narrow rural bridge that officials say has given them worries as it has aged over the last several years. At Tuesday’s Boyle Fiscal Court meeting, representatives from the Department of Highways District 7 office in Lexington said the project to rebuild the bridge on Parksville Crosspike is set to be bid on in June. The span, which is used by county school buses multiple times a day, should be completed by the time school starts next year. In 2011, the county opted to take $80,000 in state funds given to counties for bridge replacement and ask the state to essentially match its own contribution to address the structure. However, state preservation Judge-Executive Harold McKinney officials had questioned whether the railings on the bridge were historical and the project seemed in limbo. At Tuesday’s meeting, project engineer Bret Blair called it a minor miracle that Judge-Executive Harold McKinney was able See BRIDGE, on A8

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