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Bridal consultant charged with letting her kids grow marijuana

September 24, 2008

A Lexington bridal consultant has been charged with endangering the welfare of minors because, police said, she allowed her teenage son and daughter to grow marijuana at their home, according to court records.

Michele Hall Landers, an accredited bridal consultant who runs Bridal Potpourri on Clays Mill Road, has pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana and three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

Landers’ teenage son and daughter have been charged with cultivation and possession of marijuana and trafficking marijuana, court records say. Police also say Landers knew about what was going on and did not intervene. One of the daughter’s friends, a 15-year-old, was also involved.

Landers was charged with possession after police found her with 5 grams of marijuana cigarettes.

Bridal Potpourri, located at 3306 Clays Mill Road, offers brides held in designing wedding invitations, programs, map cards and event itineraries, according to the business Web site.

Her business has been featured in the Herald-Leader, Bluegrass Style and other publications. According to the Web site, Landers’ staff hosts two bridal shows each year and sometimes teach a wedding planning class at Lexington Community College.

Landers is expected to appear in court for a pretrial conference at 10 a.m. Oct. 15.


Reach Shawntaye Hopkins (859) 231-1386 or 1-800-950-6397, Ext. 1386.
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Two treated for smoke inhalation after fire

September 24, 2008

Two people were taken to a hospital early Wednesday following a fire in a south Lexington apartment off Wilson-Downing Road, Lexington fire officials said.

The fire was contained to the bedroom of one apartment at Whispering Hills Apartments, located at 3745 Camelot Drive, Battalion Chief Jim Wells said. It started about 5:40 a.m.

Two females were taken to a hospital to be treated for minor smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.


Ohio man found injured by Lexington roadside

September 18, 2008
shopkins@herald-leader.com

An injured Columbus, Ohio man was found lying on a road near the Clark County line Wednesday night, Lexington police said on Thursday.

Jeremy Leeper, 34, was driving from Florida to Ohio with others when the group stopped to let Leeper use the restroom, Officer Ann Gutierrez, a Lexington police spokeswoman said.

The others drove a short distance away to give Leeper some privacy, but they became concerned when he didn’t return to the vehicle, Gutierrez said.

They found Leeper bleeding on the side of the road, she said.

He was taken to Clark County Regional Medical Center then airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital. His condition was not immediately available Thursday.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies contacted Lexington police about the injured man about 10:10 p.m. But police believe the injury occurred about 7 p.m.

No arrests have been made.

One man found shot, another stabbed in North Lexington

September 18, 2008
shopkins@herald-leader.com

Lexington police were investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital Wednesday night when they found a second victim, another man who had been stabbed, officials said Thursday.

Police don’t know whether the incidents that occurred in a north Lexington neighborhood are related, said Officer Ann Gutierrez, a Lexington police spokeswoman.

Police received calls about gunshots fired in the area of Kemper Court and Whitney Avenue in north Lexington about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.

They found Tyrell Dumphord, 22, of Lexington, who had been shot in the leg, and he was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital.

“While they were searching the area, trying to secure the area and locate any kind of evidence, they located a second victim,” Gutierrez said.

The second victim, who was found at Whitney Avenue and Michigan Street, was stabbed, but he was not taken to the hospital.

No arrests have been made in the cases.

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August 28, 2008

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W.Ky. officer charged in fatal wreck

August 26, 2008

The Associated Press

A western Kentucky police officer has been indicted on a charge of reckless homicide.

The Paducah Sun reports that a Calloway County grand jury returned an indictment Monday against 29-year-old Murray police officer John Cooper. The charge stems from a March 18 wreck in which 68-year-old Ray Walker of Murray died.

The accident happened as Cooper was responding to a burglar alarm and hit Walker’s vehicle in the driver’s side. State police have said that Cooper’s lights and siren were on.

Police Chief Ken Claud declined to comment on whether Cooper would face internal disciplinary action.

Cooper is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 8.

Charges against Otis Hensley dropped

August 25, 2008

By Cassondra Kirby-Mullins
ckirby@herald-leader.com

HARLAN — Felony charges have been dismissed against Otis “Bullman” Hensley Jr., a two-time candidate for governor who was arrested a week ago after he offered to trade “a good fattening hog” for two female children in a supermarket.

Otis "Bullman" Hensley Jr.

Otis "Bullman" Hensley Jr.

Hensley said he was only joking when he made the statement to the aunt of a 13-year-old girl and her 11-year-old sister. He said is it was meant as a compliment.

However, the father of the girls, who said he did not know Hensley and was concerned about the statements, contacted the county attorney’s office. Hensley, 52, was arrested about 6 p.m. on Aug. 18 and charged with first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor under the age of 16.

During a hearing Monday, the father of the two children agreed to dismiss the charges on the condition that Hensley apologize for his words.

“I was just protecting my kids,” the father said today in court. “I think everyone would have done the same thing. My kids are my life.”