Nicholasville police investigating firearm burglary
Nicholasville police are investigating a burglary that occurred at 112 Orchard Court sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday and 4 a.m. Monday.
Police believe the unknown suspect entered through a window. Anyone with information on this case should call the Nicholasville Police Department at (859) 885-9467.
Jessamine sheriff deputies arrest two in fraud case
Two Lexington people were arrested and charged with trafficking in Financial Information and fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 within a six-month period following an incident at Southern State in Nicholasville on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
According to a news release from the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office, Johnathan Henry, 26, of 213 W. 6th St., Lexington, and Yana E. Ison, 25, of 4390 Clearwater Way No. 2303, Lexington, were arrested.
“They purchased merchandise with a stolen credit card,” Jessamine County Chief Deputy Allen Peel said. “They had several credit card numbers in their possession; that’s where the trafficking in Financial Information charge came from, and that’s a felony.”
JSO worked with detectives of the financial crimes unit of the Lexington Division of Police and the United State Secret Service on the case.
Trafficking in Financial Information is a Class C felony, punishable by 5-10 years in prison, if convicted. The fraudulent use of a credit card charge is a misdemeanor.
The investigation is still ongoing, Peel said.
Henry and Ison were taken to Jessamine County Detention Center where they bonded out. Peel said Henry has a 2 p.m. Oct. 12 court date; Ison will appear in court at 2 p.m. Oct. 3.
Nicholasville gas station sells $1 million lottery ticket
Most people expect payday to come on Friday, but for one lucky person in the Nicholasville area, payday came after lottery drawings last Wednesday, Sept. 21.
No one won the $25 million Powerball jackpot, but according to a news release from the Kentucky Lottery Corporation, the second prize winning ticket was sold from the Prime Star No. 7 gas station, known as T-Mart, located at 980 S. Main St. The T-Mart will receive $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.
Normally the second-prize award is $200,000, but the person who purchased the ticket chose to play the “Power Play” feature, which upped the prize to $1 million. The winning ticket matched all five numbers but not the Powerball in the Powerball jackpot drawing Wednesday night. The winning numbers were 12-47-48-52-55. The Powerball was 13 and the Power Play number was 4.
The winner has 180 days to claim his or her ticket, and the Kentucky Lottery Corporation encourages the ticket holder to sign the back of the ticket immediately.
Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is estimated to be $30 million with a cash option amount of $18 million.
Beshear appoints Baugh to airport zoning commission
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Phillip J. Baugh Jr. of Nicholasville to the Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission to serve for terms expiring Aug. 8, 2015. Baugh replaces Robert S. Michael, whose term has expired.
School board approves softball trip to Myrtle Beach, tables dance trip
The Jessamine County Board of Education voted 4-1 to approve an East Jessamine High School softball trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., at its meeting Monday night.
While recommended for approval contingent upon the boosters paying for players who couldn’t afford it, the spring-break trip was voted on individually because of concerns board member JoAnn Rohrback raised about the travel distance. Rohrback was the lone “no”¿vote.
Also on the agenda Monday was a field trip for the East Middle dance team to attend a national competition in Orlando, Fla., in February. The district does not classify dance as a sport, so it does not fall under the policies for athletic trips. The board voted 4-1 to table the item until its next meeting, with Rohrback casting the lone dissenting vote.