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October 14, 2014

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FAMILY TRAGEDIES Record Staff Report FRANKFORT — A local hero was honored last week by state and national officials. Arlie "Pooh" Hill III's name was one of four added to Kentucky's Fallen Firefighter Memorial in a service held last Wednesday in Frankfort. The Memorial was erected in October 1999 as a joint effort by the Kentucky Firefighters Association, Kentucky Professional Firefighters Association of Fire Chiefs, Frankfort Fire and EMS, and Kentucky Fire Commission. It includes more than 200 names of Kentucky firefighters who have died in the line of duty. According to Ronnie Day, executive director of the Kentucky Fire Commission, there is an average of 115 firefighter deaths nationwide per year. While the state average is two, the names added last week were the first needed in three years. Over the weekend, Hill's name also was among the 107 added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Hill was 37 with more See Page 1B Head Start visits WCFD By JANIE SLAVEN Record News Editor PINE KNOT — A near head-on collision last week night has claimed the lives of a local father and son while leaving a third man seriously injured. The accident occurred just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, on the north side of Job Corps Hill on US 27 when — according to the Kentucky State Police — a northbound 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Shea A. Coffey, 29, of Stearns, crossed the center-line and struck a southbound 2002 Buick LeSabre driven by Palace O. Anderson, 68, of Strunk. By ROB MCDANIEL Commonwealth Journal SOMERSET — A Stanford man is facing some serious charges following an apparent road rage incident that occurred in August 2013. A grand jury handed down a one- count indictment in Pulaski Circuit Court against Troy A. McAninch, 24, of Neals Creek School Road, Stanford charging the man with first-degree assault. According to the indictment McAninch is charged with shooting Luster L. "Levi" Rose of Parkers Lake with a firearm causing serious physical injury under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life. Rose was allegedly shot on Aug. 1, 2013 by McAninch on the Ky. 914 bypass. By JANIE SLAVEN Record News Editor WHITLEY CITY — At press time, authorities were investigating the cause of a fire that killed a family of three early Sunday morning. The trailer fire reportedly broke out around 5:30 a.m. with both Whitley City and Pine Knot firefighters responding to battle the blaze, just behind Glory Way Church off Williamsburg Street on Sycamore Trail. Once the flames were extinguished, three bodies were discovered in a bedroom. The victims have been identified as David D. Perkins, 52; his wife Lisa Young, 48; and their two-year-old granddaughter Shaelynn Nikol Crabtree. The preliminary investigation indicated that all three appear to have died of smoke inhalation, but autopsies were scheduled for Monday to confirm cause of death. Kentucky State Police Arson Investigator Brian Lewis and Detective Billy Correll are VOL. 96, NO. 7 WHITLEY CITY, KY 42653 606-376-5357 28 PAGES 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, OCTOBER 15, 2014 www.mccrearyrecord.com Raiders v. Corbin See Page 14A ▼ ▼ See FIRE, Page 2A Man indicted for shooting local truckdriver Couple & granddaughter killed in fire ■ ■ Sycamore Trail blaze broke out Sunday ■ ■ Firefighter's name added to state, national memorials ▼ ▼ See HILL, Page 2A ▼ ▼ See CRASH, Page 2A Father and son die in Pine Knot crash Samuel Anderson Palace Anderson ▼ ▼ See ROAD RAGE, Page 2A Courtesy Kentucky Fire Commission ■ ■ Other driver involved in fender-bender shortly before The family of the late Arlie "Pooh" Hill III attended the Kentucky's Fallen Firefighters Memorial ceremony last Wednesday. A national service was also held this past weekend in Maryland. Hill Honored The McCreary County Record Your Hometown Newspaper since in 1919 Print subscriptions include access to the e-Edition. Go to www.mccrearyrecord.com, open the e-Edition portal and register. Subscribe to just the e-Edition for $15/Year. Call 606-376-5356 for more information. 50 ¢ 50 ¢ Firefighters were forced to cut through this Buick LeSabre in order to recover the body of driver Palace Anderson. His son Sam, a passenger in the vehicle, died later. Three were killed early Sunday morning in a trailer fire on Sycamore Trail, just off Williamsburg Street in Whitley City. David Perkins and his wife Lisa Young were in their bedroom with two- year-old granddaughter Shaelynn when the blaze broke out around 5 a.m. Both Whitley City and Pine Knot firefighters were dispatched to the scene. Janie Slaven Photo David Perkins Shaelynn Crabtree Lisa Young Janie Slaven Photo

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