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Citizen Voice & Times THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011 Proudly serving Irvine, Ravenna and Estill County WWW.CVT-NEWS.COM Copyright © 2011 Citizen Voice, Inc. Vol. 92 No. 45 20 Pages State police make arrests on local warrants By Rhonda Smyth CV&T News Editor The Kentucky State Police made several arrests in Estill County by serving arrests warrants requested by local police officers. On Dec. 2, Trooper J. Whitton arrested Kristen Neal, 24, of North Plum Street and charged her with a Class D felony, first degree criminal mischief. The warrant states that Neal intentionally damaged a 2008 Toyota Tacoma truck which belonged to Leonna Flynn on June 6. The warrant states that a metal object was used to make deep scratches down both sides of the vehicle. There were also large dents in both the driver’s side door and the passenger’s side door. Damages to the vehicle are estimated at $1,589.64. Trooper J. Brewer arrested Tarcia L. Richardson on Nov. 28 for a crime she is accused of committing on Sept. 2. The warrant Brewer served states that Estill Deputy Sheriff Karl Rifenbark brought the complaint against Richardson, 42, of Crestview Court. It states that on or about May 19, Richardson had in her possession a stolen check that she attempted to cash at Cash Express. The check was written to Richardson in the amount of $200. Richardson is charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and second degree identity theft, both Class D felonies. Bail was set at $650 cash. Trooper Charles Brandenburg arrested Dewayne K. Townsend, 30, of Winchester on Nov.25, charging him with theft by unlawful taking. The uniform citation prepared by Brandenburg states that Townsend admitted to taking items from Anthony Pasley of Betsy Lane in Estill County and selling them at a Winchester recycling center. The items taken were farm equipment, fencing, posts and various other metals. Bail was set at $5,000 cash. Trooper Brandenburg also arrested Dewayne K. Horn, 43, of Winchester Road. Brandenburg’s report states that he went to the residence to investigate a report that there was a suicidal male there. When the trooper arrived he discovered Horn had a handgun in the pocket of his hoodie and when Horn was asked to get on the ground he refused and had to be physically forced to the ground and handcuffed. Brandenburg stated on his report that after Horn was arrested, a white powder was discovered in a plastic bag in his wallet. The subject said it was cocaine and a field test proved it to be cocaine. The report states that after Horn was at the Estill County Jail, Brandenburg asked him if he wanted to harm himself and Horn said no. Horn is charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense; carrying a concealed deadly weapon and resisting arrest. Bail was See ARRESTS A3 CV&T photo by Rhonda Smyth Irvine First Church of God took first place at the Irvine-Ravenna Kiwanis Club Parade with their float “O Holy Night.” Kiwanis Parade, Elizabeth Witt Party draw more than 550 children By Rhonda Smyth CV&T News Editor The Irvine-Ravenna Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade and the Elizabeth Witt Christmas Party were well attended Saturday with around 570 children watching the parade and receiving gifts at the party. The weather was beautiful, a little “nippy” but with lots of sunshine. The children began lining up to get in the party at Irvine First Christian Church early, but rushed to the street when they heard sirens that heralded the arrival of the parade and with it Santa and Mrs. Claus. Led by Irvine, Ravenna and Estill County fire engines, the parade fea- tured floats that included those who were awarded prizes. They are first place, Irvine First Church of God; second place, Estill County Schools Bus Garage and; third place, Wisemantown United Methodist Church. The best children’s theme award went to Girl Scout Troop 663. The Kiwanis Club gave mon- etary awards to the winners ranging from $25 to $100. The Estill County Boy Scout Troops and the Estill High Junior ROTC served as color guards. Volunteers inside the church’s basement lined up around the wall and handed out necklaces, See PARADE A2 CV&T photo by Rhonda Smyth The Wisemantown United Methodist Church was awarded third place for their float “Master Fisher of Men was Born on Christmas.” (See more pictures from Saturday’s events on A2) Pools 11 and 12 of the Kentucky River to become part of the Kentucky River Water Trail By Lisa Bicknell CV&T Staff Writer On Wednesday evening, interested citizens, community leaders and organizers from Kentucky Riverkeeper met at Cedar Village Restaurant to discuss extending the Kentucky River Water Trail from pool nine in Madison, Clark and Fayette Counties to river pools 11 and 12 in Estill County. Jennifer Haywood of Richmond set up the meeting and is a volunteer with Kentucky Riverkeeper, an organization devoted to restoring and protecting the river and its tributaries. She was a primary organizer of the water trail in Madison County and is working on a grant CV&T photo by Lisa Bicknell application for the Estill Jennifer Haywood, a volunteer with Kentucky Riverkeeper, is working to extend the County project. Kentucky River Water Trail through pools 11 and 12 of the river. Randall Christopher is The eventual goal is pictured in the background. to have the Kentucky River Water Trail extend the entire length of the Kentucky River. The director of Kentucky’s Riverkeeper organization, Pat Banks, worked closely with Haywood to implement the water trail on pool nine. Banks is also a professional artist and a board member of the Kentucky River Authority. Banks said the development of the trail at pool nine has been deemed a “smashing success.” The project was recognized as one of the top two in the state in President Obama’s Great Outdoors Initiative through the US Department of the Interior. Water trails are defined as recreational waterways on a river, lake or ocean, which contain specific access points and sometimes primitive camping sites for canoers, kayak- ers and other small boat users. Besides recreational use, water trails create opportunities to educate the public about local water sources. They promote good stewardship of waterways and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of a region. Water trails can contribute to a healthy economy by providing opportunities for eco-tourism. Alison Bullock of the National Park Service also attended the meeting to offer support from the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program. Bullock explained that some parts of the initial phases of the project are already underway and include planning, identifying publically accessible lands and taking invento- See RIVER A3 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Local News......A2-3 Obits....A6 Editorial.......A4 Classifieds..A16-18 Op-Ed.........A5 Sports.........A10,11 108 S. 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