3 ID’d in Boyd horse shootings
DURBIN - Authorities have identified three suspects in a series of horse shootings last week in the Durbin area.
All three have admitted to being involved in one of the shootings and one confessed to actually pulling the trigger, the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department said.
Two of the suspects are juveniles and live in the Summit area, while the third is an adult who lives in the Durbin area. Charges are pending against all three, the sheriff’s department said.
The investigation is continuining and additional suspects could be charged, the sheriff’s department said.
Man charged in Elliott shooting
SANDY HOOK - Kentucky State Police on Sunday arrested an Elliott County man in connection with a shooting at a New Year’s Eve party.
Galen Conley, 58, of Dehart Road, was arrested on charges of first-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree terroristic threatening, according to a news release from the Morehead KSP post.
Conley was charged in the shooting of William Reed, 22, of Sandy Hook, at 1:22 a.m. Wednesday. According to the KSP, both men were attending a New Year’s Eve party when a fight broke out between them.
Reed was shot in the right shoulder. He was taken by a friend to Elliott County Ambulance Service and then transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital, where he was released after treatment.
Conley was lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.
The incident remains under investigation by Trooper Brandon Burton.
Safe Sitter class scheduled Jan. 18
RUSSELL - Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital’s Healthy Community Services will host a Safe Sitter classfrom 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at Bellefonte Centre, 1000 Ashland Drive, on the campus of OLBH.
The class will be in the Healthy Community Services’ classroom on the fourth floor. The cost is $35 and includes a Safe Sitter backpack, training manual and lunch.
Safe Sitter prepares ages 11 through 16 for the responsibilities of nurturing and protecting children. It teaches them how to handle crises, how to keep their charges secure and how to guide young children.
OLBH is a registered Safe Sitter teaching site and has been providing the program at the hospital for more than 20 years.
To register, call (606) 833-2273.
Flu clinic set in Catlettsburg
CATLETTSBURG - King’s Daughters Family Care Center in Catlettsburg will offer a flu vaccination clinic from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. No appointment is necessary.
The cost is $29, or bring an insurance card. Self-pay customers will be charged $23.20 if the balance is paid the day of the visit.
The center is at 4004 Louisa Road. For more information, call (606) 739-6095.
Advisory issued for Bellefonte
BELLEFONTE - The Russell water department has issued a boil advisory on Buena Vista and Mount Savage drives because of a water line break on Buena Vista.
Boyd extension meeting reset
CATLETTSBURG - The Boyd County Extension District board has rescheduled its meeting for 4:30 p.m. Monday at the extension office at 2420 Center St.
Wurtland council sets work session
WURTLAND - The Wurtland City Commission will have a work session at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the city building to discuss the wastewater treatment plant.
3 ID’d in Boyd horse shootings
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