Local news in brief
Jan 10, 2007 at 11:51 AM
Jonesville man accused of stealing copper
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JONESVILLE - A Jonesville man has been charged with break and enter and grand larceny in the November theft of copper wiring from a Powell Valley Electric Cooperative warehouse. Harvey Haynes, 23, Route 4, Box 4302, was arraigned on the charges Wednesday in Lee County General District Court and will face a preliminary hearing Feb. 21. He is free under a $5,000 unsecured bond. According to an arrest warrant obtained by Jonesville Police Chief Denise Bledsoe, she was dispatched to investigate a theft of six rolls of wiring from the PVEC warehouse on Nov. 30, where the manager said someone gained access to the building through a broken window. The following day, Investigator Taylor Scott from the Lee County Sheriff's Department called her from a local scrap dealer who had 92 pounds of copper wiring. The dealer and a worker both identified Haynes as the person who sold the copper, and the warehouse manager identified the wiring as some of the approximately 200 pounds taken. The estimated value of the wiring was $1,030.
Author to speak at Northeast State
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BLOUNTVILLE - Patsi B. Trollinger, author of an award-winning new children's book, "Perfect Timing," will speak at Northeast State Technical College on Feb. 5 as part of Black History Month observances. Trollinger, a native of Sullivan County, now lives in Central Kentucky. Her book explores the life of Isaac Murphy, an African-American jockey. The picture-book biography was illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. "Perfect Timing" has been honored by the Junior Library Guild and has received strong reviews in Booklist and the Chicago Tribune. Murphy was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times, and he is considered one of the top riders of all time. Trollinger will speak at two different times on Feb. 5, and both events will be open to the public at no charge. Times and location are to be announced. For more information contact Jim Kelly, instructor of U.S. history and humanities, at 279-7669, ext. 7669.