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Courthouse News
NEW DRIVERS
Lydia M. Jenkins of West Van Lear
Kyle A. Combs of Oil Springs
Mandy S. Rittenhouse of Stambaugh

MARRIAGES
Christopher Lee Castle to Angela Deskins
Barbara J. Church to James David Salisbury
Gracie Allison Louise Mullins to Ronald Paxton Reed
Kimberly Karen Davis to Wayne Douglas Davis
Jessica O’Bryan to Gregory Newsome, Jr.
Haley Renee Leedy to Justin Charles Webb
Carl Forest Pass Sr. to Michele Leigh Burchett
Shonda Ann Webb to Abraham Shane Molette

CHARGES FILED
Kory Lester Veal, 39, of Leander, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 3rd offense; failure to wear seat belts; possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure to produce insurance card; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security certificate.
Kimberly W. Potts, 53, of Salyersville, no/exired operators/moped license; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense.
Rhonda D. Curtis, 43, of Paintsville, theft by unlawful taking or dispossession, shoplifting under $500.
Steven Layne, 25, of Paintsville, operating ATV on roadway; driving on a DUI suspended license, 1st offense; failure of owner to maintain required insurance /security certificate; obstruction of justice, giving officer false name or address; burglary, 2nd degree; criminal mischief, 3rd degree.
Tommy Bray, 27, of Paintsville, obstruction of justice, giving officer false name or address.
Karen Sue Stanley, 56, of Staffordsville, criminal mischief, 2nd degree.
Charley J. Taylor, 30, of Van Lear, harassment, no physical contact.
Linda Faye Castle, 60, of Louisa, theft by deception, writing cold checks under $500.
Kenneth L. Meek, 61, of West Van Lear, public intoxication by controlled substance.
Sanjay Kumar Srivastava, 53, of Van Lear, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st & 2nd offense; resisting arrest; disorderly conduct, 2nd degree.
John F. McCoy, 32, of Louisa, terroristic threatening, 3rd degree; flagrant non-support.
Keith J. Davis, 36, of Inez, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree; obstruction of justice, interference with an officer.
Michelle Davis, 29, of Inez, public intoxication by controlled substance.
Jeffery Earl Blair, 39, of Staffordsville, public intoxication by controlled substance.
Christopher D. Hall, 32, of Prestonsburg, flagrant non-support.
Brandon Medlock, 21, of Paintsville, assault, 4th degree, minor injury; disorderly conduct, 2nd degree; terroristic threatening, 2nd degree.
Craig Doug Bays, 50, of Dwale, theft by unlawful taking or dispossession, $500 or more but under $10,000.

CIVIL SUITS
The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company vs. Kenneth Music, foreclosure.
Sherry Lynn Carter vs. William Wayne Carter, domestic & family.
LVNV Funding, LLC vs. Georgene Slone, contract.
Americredit Financial Services Inc. vs Nathan Messer, et al, contract.
Walter Lee Curtis vs. Kimberly Kelly, domestic & family.

PROPERTY TRANSFERS
Carolyn Hill to Charles F. Morman and Danielle N. Reed.
Audry Jean Cooper to Donnah L. Howard, property in Oil Springs.
Rex Stapleton, Jr. to Mikayla Brooke Crider.
Robert E. Castle and Frieda Ann Castle to Gregory Castle and Myra Jo Castle, property on Davis Branch.
Twelve Oaks Properties, LLC to Evan D. Bays and Brook L. Bays, property at Richmond Hills Estates.
Harold D. VanHoose and Ruby K. VanHoose to Richard O’Neil Conley.
The Judith Bocook Trust to Justin Pratt.
Judith Crider, Gaylena Holbrook, Judith Jolene Lemaster, Courtney Riley, Scott Riley, Samuel Crider and Susan Crider to Jeneana Crider, property on Rock House Branch.
Spring Hill, LLC to Francisco Robels and Yesenia Martinez, property at lot #2, Kaladar Estates, Staffordsville.
Jeff S. Horn to Larry Keith Horn and Lorene Horn.
Larry Keith Horn and Lorene Horn to Jeff S. Horn.
Maxanna Mae Bennett to Alan May and McKenzi May.
Benson Blair and Wonell Blair to Ranae B. Daniels.
Mary J. Teeters and Brad Teeters to Joseph B. Tharp, III, property on Burnt Cabin Rd.
Dewey Arms and Virginia L. Arms to Dennis Sanor and Susan Sanor.
Robert VanHoose, Judith VanHoose, and Michael Nathanael VanHoose to Dennis Sanor and Susan Sanor, property on Buck Horn Branch of Little Paint Creek.
David Sellards to Kimbery D. Moore.


Courthouse News
NEW DRIVERS
Austin M. Burkett of Hagerhill
Caleb K. Price of Paintsville
William R. Hedrick of Staffordsville

MARRIAGES
Kathy Mae Mollette to David Keith Centers
Debra Jean Blankenship to Rexford Stapleton, Jr.
Jayson Ray Vanhoose to Casey Dee Green.

CHARGES FILED
James R. Smith, 50, of Oil Springs operating motor vehicle under influence alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; ffailure to produce insurance card.
Brandon Cronin, 31, of Paintsville, reckless driving; failure to wear seat belts; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure to produce insurance card; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, 1st offense; possession of open alcohol beverage container in motor vehicle; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; no operators/moped license.
Mary-Ellen Tomblin, 32, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license; failure to wear seat belts; license to be in possession.
Jeffery Allen Nezbeth, 48, of Ulysses, no/expired registration receipt; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure to produce insurance card; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license; failure to surrender revoked operators license; possessing license when privilages are revoked/suspended; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security certificate, 1st offense.
David M. McCoart, 47, of Van Lear, assault, 4th degree, domestic violence, no visible injury.
Roy A. Conn, 36, of Ashland, obstruction of justice, giving officer a false name or address; public intoxication by controlled substance.
David S. Dalton, 42, of Hagerhill; alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st & 2nd offense; disorderly conduct, 2nd degree.
Brittany Rose Fraley, 28, of Grayson, improper display of registration plates; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license; failure to produce insurance card; possessing license when privileges are revoked/suspended.
Shannon C. Ross, 40, of Williamsport, public intoxication by controlled substance; possession of marijuana; theft by unlawful taking or dispossession, shopliftin under $500.
Carl D. Estep, 70, of Hurley, failure to operate boat at idle speed in harbor/congested area.
Shawn Easley, 27, of Wittensville, fugitive from another state.
Shannon M. Hampton, 35, of Richmond, 2 counts flagrant non-support
Richard Walace Roberts, 47, of River, theft by failure to make required disposition of property.
Gordon D. Stapleton, 62, of Sitka, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 3rd offense; driving with DUI suspended license, 1st offense; failure to or improper signal; no/expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; no motorcycle operators license; failure to produce insurance card; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security certificate, 1st offense; possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), 1st degree, 1st offense.
Alicia L. Cox, 36, of Paintsville, possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), 1st degree, 1st offense; possession of marijuana; drug paraphernalia to buy/possess.
Sterling M. Hayes, 23, of Louisa, possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), 1st degree, 1st offense; possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified.
Amanda Lynn Kirk, 40, of Pilgrim, theft by deception, cold checks, under $10,000.

CIVIL SUITS
Earl Wright vs. Raymond E. Pennington, contract.
Daurice Williams vs. Judith M. Delaney, contract.
Midland Funding, LLC vs. Clarence Baldwin, contract.
Midland Funding, LLC vs. Frances Cantrell, contract.
Richard Baisden, et al, vs. Justin Morman, personal injury

PROPERTY TRANSFERS
Eli Schneider and Henrietta Schneider to B.F. Cooper and Audrey Jean Cooper, property in Oil Springs.
John M. Jayne and Nell Jayne to Michael Keith Ferguson and Timothy Davis Ferguson.
SBLH Land, LLC to Hay Mineral Resources, LLC.
Brian Ann Music and Larry Music to SBLH Land, LLC.
James Castle and Mary Castle to SBLH Land, LLC.
Jonathan Collins and Jessica Collins to SBLH Land, LLC.
Ronnie Ward to Anthony Dentro.
Richard O’Neil Conley and Neva Conley to Harold D. VanHoose.
Sandra Ward Bartlett and Leslie W. Bartlett to Howes Coal and Land Company, LLC, mineral deed.
Christopher Ward and Bonnie J. Ward to Howes Coal and Land Company, LLC, mineral deed.
John R. Simonton and Barbara Simonton to Nathanial Dial and Jayme Dials.
Jerred Wesley Curtis and Liberty Curtis to Courtney Arnett and Trenton Arnett.
Pelphrey Investments to MLP Investments, LLC.
Pelphrey Investments to MLP Investments, LLC.
Madalynn L. Pelphrey Trust and Nicky C. Pelphrey as trustee to MLP Investments, LLC.
Pelphrey Investments, LLC to Kentucky Real Estate Investments, Inc.
Mark A. Maggard to James S. Maggard and Belinda Maggard.
Carolyn Hill to unverified.


Courthouse News
NEW DRIVERS
Jacob R. Brown of River
William D. Hitchcock of River
Brionna L. Flowers of Van Lear
Mason G. Blanton of Oil Springs

MARRIAGES
Jason Thomas Marlow to Rochelle Lynn Daniels.
Lori Ann Stone to Michael Shawn Moore.
Kathren Elouise Tackett to Joseph Nicholas Halliday.
James J. Minix to Prudie Mae Wallen.
Christopher James Hill to Mary Elizabeth Davis.
Jordan Lee Tyler McFarland to Kelsey Marie Farmer.
Karla Trusty to William Elbert Perry
Ronnie David Knox to Alecia Michelle Conley.
Robert Douglas Arnett to Annette Mullins.

CHARGES
Gregory Vanhoose, 52, of Paintsville, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 3rd offense; driving on a DUI suspended license, 1st offense.
Jack R. Cline, 33, of Paintsville, public intoxication by controlled substance; drug paraphernalia to buy/possess.
Katie Baker, 29, of Paintsville, parent/custodian send child to school, 1st & 2nd offense.
Dustin Flannery, 19, of Paintsville, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st and 2nd offense.
John Powell Taylor, 47, of Thelma, public intoxication by controlled substance.
Maranda Nicole Newsome, 35, of Paintsville, theft by unlawful taking or dispossession, under $500; criminal trespassing, 3rd degree; possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified.
Christopher W. McPeek, 29, of Virgie, theft by unlawful taking or dispossession, shoplifting, under $500; possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified; drug paraphernalia to buy/possess; menacing; obstruction of justice, giving officer false name or address.

CIVIL SUITS
Beverly Jean Mead vs. James Mead, domestic & family.
Kelli Breann Hatfield vs. Kevin Cory Hatfield, domestic & family.
Hospital of Louisa, Inc. vs. James Z. Howard, contract.
Tidewater Motor Finance vs. Phillip W. Castle, contract.
Genelle Hamilton vs. Kelly Dingus Castle, domestic & family
Edith Daniels vs. Michael Gilliam, et al, personal injury.
Minerva Ellen Arnett vs. Jeffery R. Arnett, domestic & family.

PROPERTY TRANSFERS
Stephen Craig DeLong and Lisa Delong to Kirby Bowling, property in Stafford Addition.
David Howard to Ralph David Blakeman and Elma Fay Blakeman, property on Ky. Rt. 201.
Robin Ward O’Bryan and Jeff O’Bryan to Samuel Ray Hughes and Tina Gay Hughes, property on Barnett’s Creek.
Billy Jude and Kimberly Jude to Dennis William Ousley, III, and Jessica Marcella Ousley, property on Wiley Branch.
Arbra Huff to Robert Huff.
Rex Scarberry and Tammy Scarberry to Tiffany Tackett and Trent Tackett, property on Frank Vanhoose Branch.
Stonewall Jackson and Deborah Jackson to Jerry Blanton and Krista Blanton.
Bill Calhoun and Peggy S. Calhoun to William J. Castle and Johnda L. Castle.
Matthew Shane Sellars and Crystal M. Layne to Roscoe Click and Brittany Click.
James A. Kirk and Lucy B. Click to William Bradley Johnson, property in Hammond.


Courthouse News
MARRIAGES
Jesse James Dean O’Dell to Sheila Jean McSurley
Stacey Lee Castle to Jeremy Todd Johnson
James Robert Freeman to Donna Jean Compton-Freeman
Rachel Nicole Root to Kris Addison Hurst
Zachary Ryan Sergent to April Lynn McCarty

CHARGES FILED
John David Endicott, 29, of Auxier, failure to wear seat belts; no/expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure to produce insurance card; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security certificate, 1st offense; failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation; operating vehicle with expired operator’s license; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol, 1st offense; improper/no windshield.
Gary M. Ratliff, 41, of Thealka, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st and 2nd offense; disorderly conduct, 2nd degree; menacing.
Jeffery C. Williams, 44, of Staffordsville, no/expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; no motorcycle operators license; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license; failure to register transfer of motor vehicle; registration and title requirements for vehicle not operated on a highway; failure to surrender revoked operators license; possessing license when privileges are revoked/suspended.
Harold D. Waller, 49, of Paintsville, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st and 2nd offense; menacing; disorderly conduct, 2nd degree; resisting arrest.
Sean D. Blevins, 19, of Grayson, one headlight; possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle; drug paraphernalia to buy/possess; possession of marijuana.

CIVIL SUITS
Tyra Aleesa Bell vs. Joseph Cory Johnson, domestic & family.
Frank Stanley vs. Tom Selvage, personal injury.
Gerald Salyer, II, et al vs. Anthony B. Lyons, personal injury.
Coddie Jude, et al vs. Health Systems of Kentucky LLC, et al, personal injury

PROPERTY TRANSFERS
Bayview Loan Servicing to Edward E. Pack, property at Old Jenny’s Creek Rd.
Arnold Crum and Sheila Crum to Paul B. Fairchild.
Stec. Tim, acting United States Marshal and Dena Fannin to USDA Rural Development, U.S. Marshal’s Deed.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Ashley M. Bartley.
Joshua Perry, Stephanie Perry and Stephanie M. Bailey to Steven A. Sayegh and Nadine Trucios, property on Cox Branch.
William P. Johnson and Bonita Johnson to Jerry D. Daniels and Vicky Daniels, property on the west side of Davis Run Rd.
Citizens Bank of Kentucky to Megan J. Jones.
Justene Pelphrey and Paul Pelphrey to Kristy Lambert.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Charles L. Stiltner and April R. Stiltner, property in West Van Lear.
Eric Scott Vanhoose to Charles Eugene Ratliff and Marianne Wingard Ratliff, property at Vanhoose Driver of Tutor Key.
Frances Fannin and Norman Travis Blevins to Frances Fannin.
Meade Investments, Inc. to Elizabeth Hughes and Delbert Hubbard.
Bobby Grant Ratliff and Dorothy Ratliff to Echo Ratliff, property at lot 15, Mayo Addition of Paintsville.
Stephen Craig DeLong and Lisa Delong to unverified.


Courthouse News
NEW DRIVERS
Ronald Z. Butcher of Williamsport

MARRIAGES
Jennifer Sue Collins to Jeremy Ryan Morris
Gina Ann Howard to Bruce Nelson Lee
Chelsea Lynn Marsilette to Brandon Michael Butcher
Victor Lewis Pratt III to Sheila Shawn Leist
Earl Wiley Daniels to Lisa Renee Daniels

CHARGES FILED
Melinda C. Ray, 44 of Salyersville, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol, 3rd offense; failure to produce insurance card; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; instructional permit violations; improper equipment.
Kimberly Rae Wells, 37, of Boons Camp, theft by unlawful taking or dispossession under $500.
Tara N. Lycans, 33, of Jeffery, fugitive from another state, warrant required (non-criminal).
Gary M. Ratliff, 41, of Thealka, assault, 4th degree, minor injury.
Danny Lee Hicks, 48, of Paintsville, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st & 2nd offense.
Troy C. Jude, 24, of River, unlawful transaction with a minor, 3rd degree.
Allison Frazier, 21, of Meally, unlawful transaction with a minor, 3rd degree.
Gregory Layne Vanhoose, 52, of Meally, possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified; controlled substance prescription not in original container, 1st offense.
Jerry Clemons, 34, of Hagerhill, theft by unlawful taking or dispossession under $500.
Billy Daniels Shepherd, 38, of Meally, criminal trespassing, 3rd degree; possessing license when privileges are revoked/suspended; failure to surrender revoked operators license.
Venessa Fairchild, 34, of River, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified; controlled substance prescription not in original container, 1st offense; endangering the welfare of a minor; criminal simulation, 1st degree; failure to produce insurance card; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; resisting arrest; disorderly conduct, 1st degree.
Jimmy David Mullins, 46, of Staffordsville, two charges of wanton endangerment , 1st degree.

CIVIL SUITS
Donnie R. Bowen vs. Michelle Martin, domestic & family.
Juanita Michelle Peracchio vs. Michael Leonard Peracchio, domestic & family.
Leisa Marie Tackett vs. Christopher Jay Tackett, domestic & family.
Jenniver Leann Gamble Owens vs. Jonathan Colby Owens, domestic & family.
Julia Ratliff vs. Paintsville Investors, LLC, et al, other.
Crystal Leonard vs. Frank Wiszniewski, et al, personal injury.
Portfolio Recovery Assoc., LLC, vs. Fredili Deguzman, contract.
Willa Webb vs. Paintsville Investors, LLC, et al, personal injury.
Tiffany McCarty vs. Ali Zadeh, property rights.

PROPERTY TRANSFERS
Harold Samuel and Louise Samuel to Jamie Blair and Randy Blair, property in Van Lear.
Stephen J. Williams and Johnna Williams to Tracy Ousley.
Emogene Burton to Larry Smith and Linda Smith.
Ella Faye Ratliff to Brian Lee Vanhoose.
Jeff Scott and Cynthia Scott to Obie N. Blair, property on Tom’s Creek.
Russell Lee Lemaster and Joyce Carol Lemaster to Neal Burchett and Brenda Burchett, property on Tom’s Creek.
HSBC Bank USA to Forest W. Newsome, Jr., property in Hagerhill.
Robert Wade Baldwin and Rebecca Baldwin to Robert N. Howard.
Paula S. Wright, co-executor of Mary Short Estate and Alicia McKenzie, co-executor of Mary Short Estate to Paula S. Wright, co-executor of Mary Short Estate and Alicia McKenzie, co-executor of Mary Short Estate, property on east side of Ky. Rt. 321 portion of Mayo Plaza.
Alice Jewell Stambaugh to Glenda Grayson, Karen Branhm and Deanna Burke, property in Nippa.
Paul Fannin and Linda Cheryl Fannin to Diane N. Pelphrey.
Betty Collins to Chad Daniel Collins.
Edgar Burchett and Kimberly A. Burchett to Dustin A. Burchett, property on Tom’s Creek.
Richard Fraley ad Nora Fraley to Jonathan Paul Newman and Rebecca Ann Newman.
Norman Travis Fannin and Frances Fannin as POA to Frances Fannin (Collins).
Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC to Edward E. Pack, property on Old Jenny’s Creek Rd.
Arnold Crum and Sheila Crum to Paul B. Fairchild.
Paul L. Fairchild to Paul. B. Fairchild, property on Pigeon Roost Rd.



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