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July 22, 2014

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By JANIE SLAVEN Record News Editor WHITLEY CITY — A bizarre turn of events led to the arrest of three individuals and the discovery of nearly two dozen marijuana plants Saturday evening. McCreary County Deputy Sheriff Jerry Meadows reports that the incident began at approximately 5:11 p.m. when officers were dispatched to North Highway 1651 to assist a woman claiming to be chased by several individuals. Near the George Jones Road railroad crossing, Dep. Meadows encountered Stacy M. Chumley, 19, of Harrodsburg, walking on foot. Her interview led officers to a residence on Hatfield Lane. While en route, they met up with Ricky Stephens, also of Harrodsburg, walking along KY 1651. Both Chumley and Stephens were held on suspicion of Public Intoxication. When officers arrived at the Hatfield Lane home to follow up on the initial complaint, they discovered around the back porch a total of 22 marijuana plants. Dep. Meadows told The Record that no charges have been filed yet in By JANIE SLAVEN Record News Editor LONDON — Six years after a $3 million judgment for the wrongful death of Alice Rose and her 10-year-old daughter Ashley, McCeary County has once again been sued by the family — this time involving the death of patriarch Charles Lee Rose. Rose was 43 when he died on February 24, 2014 — a week after his arrest for driving under the influence on Roundtop Road. Charles Axl Rose, the Revelo man's son and administrator of the estate, filed suit in the United States District Court at London in May. Named as defendants are McCreary County, McCreary County Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Gus Skinner and Deputy Sheriff Joe Horne individually, Wayne County, Wayne County Detention Center, Wayne Jailer Ray Upchurch individually as well as Wayne deputy jailers Lance Garrett, Danny Jarvis, Brad Tucker and Karen Goolby. According to the complaint, the elder Rose was pulled over by Dep. Horne around 6:31 p.m. on February 17 and subsequently arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a DUI- suspended license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence and other traffic-related offenses. The suit alleges that rose "exhibited symptoms of a drug overdose that were immediately obvious to the arrest officer" such as unresponsive pupils, slurred Tourism to Big South Fork Creates $16 Million in Economic Benefit By JANIE SLAVEN Record News Editor LONDON — A local man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to d i s t r i b u t e oxycodone. According to documents filed last Tuesday, United States District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove handed down a 189-month sentence to 48-year- old Timmie J. Parriman of Whitley City after he accepted a plea agreement last December acknowledging his guilt in a Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone. In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss a possession count with which he had also been charged. In accepting the agreement, Judge Van Tatenhove ordered Parriman to participate in a 500-hour drug treatment program while incarcerated. He will also be subject to four years of supervised release. Parriman was among six defendants indicted by a federal grand jury in July SKRECC Washington Youth Tour Special to The Record ONEIDA — A new National Park Service report shows that 565,063 visitors to Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in 2013 spent $16.3 million in communities near the park. That spending supported more than 200 jobs in the local area. "The Big South Fork is proud to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world," said Superintendent Niki Stephanie Nicholas. "We are delighted to share the stories of this place and the experiences available and to use the park as a way to introduce our visitors to this part of the country and all that it offers. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy - returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service - and it's a big factor in our local economy as well. We appreciate the partnership and support of our neighbors and are glad to be able to give back by helping to sustain local VOL. 95, NO. 47 WHITLEY CITY, KY 42653 606-376-5357 20 PAGES 50 ¢ 50 ¢ Established 1919 Pledged to no party's arbitrary sway, we hew to the lines of truth and edification of our people and let the chips fall where they may. ©2014 All Rights Reserved WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014 13-15 year old All Stars See Page 1B See Page 2B The McCreary County Record Your Hometown Newspaper since in 1919 Print subscriptions include access to the e-Edition. Go to, open the e-Edition portal and register. Subscribe to just the e-Edition for $15/Year. Call 606-376-5356 for more information. ▼ ▼ See DRUG RING, Page 2A Parriman sentenced to 189 months in federal penitentiary Call for aid leads to marijuana discovery ■ ■ One of six charged in oxycodone ring ▼ ▼ See ARRESTS, Page 2A Timmie J. Parriman Charles Lee Rose ▼ ▼ See LAWSUIT, Page 2A County facing new federal lawsuit ▼ ▼ See BSFNRRA, Page 2A Corder Flats Road was closed much of Monday after a tractor trailer overturned in a hairpin curve around 10:30 a.m. The West Knoxville Transport semi was attempting to make a delivery to OVC but its navigational system instead directed it onto the narrow county road between Marsh Creek and Hayes Creek. The accident was investigated by CVE Officer Duffy Sutton with Pine Knot firefighters assisting at the scene. Janie Slaven Photo 1 Wrong Turn… ■ ■ Charles Rose died shortly after February arrest ■ ■ 3 arrested in Saturday incident The National Park Service hosted a scoping meeting last week at the county park to gather public input on a project to address nine Kentucky sites contaminated by mine drainage and improve water quality in tributaries of the Big South Fork. Comments are due by Friday August 15. For more information, call the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area headquarters at 423-569-9778. Janie Slaven Photo Photo Courtesy Alvis Miller Sr.

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