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Friday, December 21, 2012 Special Issue

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FIRST SWIM MEET North Laurel wins, South ���nishes fourth SPORTS 1C The friday We���re touching lives. 606-528-1212 Member of Baptist Healthcare Systems, Inc. SENTINEL ECHO Jail to earn extra fees INSIDE PAGE 3A DECEMBER 21, 2012 LONDON, KENTUCKY 75 CENTS A&B Quik Man shot in domestic incident Stop robbed at gunpoint No charges ���led BY NITA JOHNSON Staff writer An East Bernstadt man was ���own to a Lexington hospital following a domestic shooting incident on Wednesday night. Anthony Highley, 46, is reportedly listed in stable condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, after suffering a gunshot wound at a residence on Ky. BY NITA JOHNSON Staff writer Police are seeking information regarding the suspect of an armed robbery in northern Laurel County on Wednesday night. According to a press release from the Laurel County Sheriff���s Of���ce, the suspect is described as a white male who was wearing a black Suspect ski mask, camou���age sought jacket and blue jeans. He ���ed the scene in a dark Anyone with colored car. information The robbery took place regarding this around 8:40 p.m. Wednescase is urged to day when the lone male call the Laurel entered A&B Quik Stop, County Sheriff���s three miles north of LonOf���ce at 606don on Ky. 3434 (near East 864-6600. Bernstadt). He was carrying a semi-automatic pistol and demanded money from the clerk on duty. The man left the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Detective Daryl Zanet is investigating the incident. He was assisted by Sheriff John Root, Chief Deputy Eddy Sizemore, Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter, Deputy Greg Turner, Deputy Robbie Grimes, and Deputy Gilbert Acciardo. Anyone with information regarding the robbery is urged to contact the Laurel Sheriff���s Of���ce at (606) 864-6600 or Laurel Dispatch at (606) 878-7000. 3630 in the East Bernstadt. According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London, the shooting allegedly occurred around 9 p.m. Wednesday night. Highley and 42-year-old Jeanne Lawhorn, also of East Bernstadt, were involved in a domestic dispute that led to a physical altercation. During the argument, Lawhorn allegedly shot Highley. The press release states Lawhorn was interviewed after the shooting incident, but no charges have been ���led at this time, pending the outcome of the investigation. KSP Detective Doug Boyd is continuing the investigation. He was assisted at the scene by members of the Kentucky State Police Post 11, the Laurel County Sheriff���s Of���ce, London Police Department, and Laurel County EMS. NJOHNSON@SENTINEL-ECHO.COM Church ministry helps children of inmates NJOHNSON@SENTINEL-ECHO.COM Bomb threats were fake PHOTOS BY CARRIE DILLARD Aaron Eversole, 11, and his sister Katherine, 12, open Christmas gifts from their father, Darrell Eversole, at the First Baptist Church Angel Tree party Wednesday. Prison Fellowship Angel Tree shares love of Christ London Walmart, county jail receive threatening phone calls BY CARRIE DILLARD Editor Being apart from your loved ones at Christmastime is hard, said Sharon Eversole, for her and for her children. However, Eversole is living as if she���s a single parent because her husband, Darrell Eversole, is serving a 24-year sentence on a drug-related charge. For about 10 years now, First Baptist Church in London has participated in a special Angel Tree program to share the love of Jesus Christ with families like the Eversoles. The church held their annual Angel Tree party on Wednesday night, inviting 63 children and their caregivers to join them for food, fellowship and presents. The Prison Fellowship Angel Tree program was founded by Chuck Colson in 1976 for the purpose of reaching out to the children of inmates and their families at Christmas, a time when families should come together. ���I heard about this on the radio 10 years ago, on K-Love, and I felt led. I thought, ���we need to do this,������ said Kim Smith, director of children���s ministry at FBC. Through the nationwide program, prisoners sign their child or children up to receive Angel Tree BY MAGEN MCCRAREY Staff writer Bomb threats made to a local retail store and county jail Sunday were just that, threats. Through investigation, the London Police Department determined that no explosives were found at either location. Peggy S. Baker, 51, of 61 Blake Drive in London, was arrested for ���rst-degree terroristic threatening and third-degree terroristic threatening for threats made against the life of a London police of���cer. On Sunday, Dec. 16, the 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call at 2:28 a.m. from an employee at the London Walmart on Ky. 192 stating she had received a call at the store warning there was a bomb inside and was set to detonate. London Police responded to the call and immediately evacuated the building. An intense search then began for any suspicious items. No explosives were found. SEE THREAT, PAGE 3A INSIDE Each child poses with their gifts during the Christmas party. That photo is later sent to the incarcerated parent. Above, Nicholas Farley, 9, smiles for the camera. Arrests 8A ��� Church Directory 2-3B ��� Nascar 5C ��� Classi���eds 8C SEE MINISTRY, PAGE 3A ��� Comics 11C K EMPER H OLIDAY G IVEAWAY Now through December 24th Register to win! Dinette w/bench, LaZboy Recliner, England Sofa, 32��� ���at screen tv up to 24 Months FREE Financing* *with approved credit. See store for details Kemper Home Furnishings ��� US 25 South London ��� 864-4061

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