June 15, 2006:
RBS Council accepts resignation of City Judge.
The RBS Council accepted the resignation of City Judge Channie Newberry at their regular meeting on Thursday, June 8, and passed a motion to advertise the position.
Holly Doss, June Dairy month chair person was pictured with County Mayor Glen H. Donoho who signed a proclamation in celebration of June Dairy Month.
June 22, 2006:
Lafayette businessman dies in fiery Allen Co. accident .James Albert (Al) Smith, 52, of Lafayette died early Tuesday morning when his Ford Explorer struck a bridge abutment and burst into flames. The 7 a.m. accident occurred on Kentucky Highway 101 North of
June 29, 2006:
Two still hospitalized, four treated after E-coli outbreak at daycare. Six confirmed cases of a serious E. coli infection and four additional “suspected” cases are being looked into by the state Department of Health. All of the infected children, ages 5 and under, attended the same Key Road day care facility operated by Paulette Colter.
July 6, 2006:
Motorcycle accident claims life of James Waylon Arnett James Waylon Arnett, 29, of Moss was killed Thursday, June 29, when the motorcycle he was riding left the roadway and crashed.
July 13, 2006:
120 Marijuana plants found in Rocky Mound community. More than 120 hearty marijuana plants were discovered in the Rocky Mound community, by Macon County Sheriff's Detectives Jimmy Hardin and Bill Cothron, on Tuesday morning.
July 20, 2006:
James Thaxton hired new MCHS principal James (J.) Thaxton was hired this week as the new principal at the high school for the 2006-2007 school year. Thaxton has 28 years of experience in education and eight years in an administration position.
July 27, 2006:
Two vehicle accident claims one life Cindy Myers, age 41, died of injuries she sustained in a two vehicle accident Saturday, July 22. Myers' vehicle was struck while traveling on Hwy 10 North at approximately 10:55 p.m. by a 2001 Dodge pickup truck driven by 18-year-old Brandon Underwood of Lafayette.
August 3, 2006:
Local Reservists go to Middle East. On Tuesday, August 1, when the members of the 678th Personnel Services Battalion left the Army Reserves Center in Nashville they took with them two soldiers with family ties to Macon County: Sgt. Jeffrey Regan and Sgt. Robert Suteu.
August 10, 2006:
Linville, Gammons, Gann and Diane Cook victors in county-wide election races-Billy Wilmore and Jimmy Cook win school board seats Shelvy Linville elected as County Mayor, Mark Gammons elected as Sheriff, Rick Gann beat out incumbent Jennifer Hudson for Circuit Court Clerk and Diane Cook was elected Trustee.
August 17, 2006:
Two injured in four-wheeler accident Sunday afternoon. Ashley Gilbert, 17, suffered severe lacerations, a broken shoulder blade and a partially collapsed lung in the accident that occurred about 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon on the Hance Hollow Road near the Macon and Jackson County lines. A second youth, Bobby Knight, 15, of RBS, is reported to have suffered a broken arm in the accident.
August 24, 2006:
Kara Harper named MCHS Homecoming Queen Kara Harper has been named the 2006 Macon County High School Homecoming Queen. The court included Hunter Shrum, Elizabeth Cothron, Brittney Wilmore, Christina Yokley, Makayla Davis and Brooke Bowers.
Maurice Massey passes on at age 74. Maurice Massey, a man described by many who knew him as “as a classic gentleman” and “basically a great fellow,” died in his sleep early Saturday morning at his home in Brentwood, after two decade long struggle with cancer. He was 74 years old.
August 31, 2006:
Fleetwood closing Lafayette plant Fleetwood's Lafayette plant announced their closing in early September according to a corporate announcement made. The closing affected approximately 100 people and several office workers.
September 7, 2006:
13th Annual Makin' Macon Fit Festival this Saturday The 13th annual Makin' Macon Fit was scheduled to kick off Saturday, September 9th, at 7:30 a.m. New county officials were pictured taking the oath of office. Those pictured included Sheriff Mark Gammons, County Mayor Shelvy Linville, Circuit Court Clerk Rick Gann, and County Trustee Diane Cook.
September 14, 2006:
Motorist faces charges after striking bicyclist Teresa J. Moore was charged with driving on suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries after she attempted to overtake Jackie N. Dunlap, age 53, while participating in the 33 mile bike tour as part of the Makin' Macon Fit Festival. Dunlap suffered minor injuries.
September 21, 2006:
Lafayette man dies in one vehicle crash in Trousdale County. Ray Gene Woodard, Jr., age 28, of Lafayette was killed in a one vehicle accident Sunday, at 4 a.m. on State Rt. 10 in Trousdale County. The Chevrolet truck was traveling north on State Rt. 10 when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road, traveled down the ditch line 125 feet hitting a culvert, flipped over onto it's top in the road before coming to a stop, according to THP reports.
September 28, 2006:
Kara Mowell was crowned Miss Macon County High School, 2006, at the pageant held Saturday, September 23.
Two Lafayette men airlifted to Vanderbilt after Monroe County Kentucky wreck. Michael D. McLeary and David L. Krantz, both of Lafayette, were flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment of injuries they received in a two vehicle crash on KY 87, five miles wet of Fountain Run, KY.
October 5, 2006:
Four die in vehicle wreck in Monroe County Monday evening. Four people were killed, including a married couple from Red Boiling Springs, and a fifth individual was injured in a three vehicle collision on Kentucky state Highway 163 October 2.
Larry D. Hawkins and Dimple M. Hawkins of Red Boiling Springs, Robert E. Calvin of Tompkinsville and and Grover Evans were all pronounced dead from injuries they sustained in the accident.
October 12, 2006:
Macon County deputy and detective injured in four-wheeler and motorcycle wrecks. Michael Veatch, a deputy with the Macon County Sheriff's department was injured in a four-wheeler wreck about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 5, on the Williams Road. Bennie Hudgens, a detective with the sheriff's department and his wife Sherry were injured when they wrecked while traveling on a motorcycle on Old Hwy 52.
October 19, 2006:
Guy Holliman hired to serve as county attorney Lawyer E. Guy Holliman was introduced to the county commissioners Monday night by County Mayor Shelvy Linville as the new county attorney.
October 26, 2006:
RBSHS Senior Football players and cheerleaders honored at last home game. Seniors Jasper Turner, Jon Carver, Chris Jankowski, Trey Leonard and Cheerleader Kandra Williams were all honored at the RBS Bulldogs last home game of the 2006 season.
November 2, 2006:
“Wall that Heals” traveling exhibit opens at Citizens Bank. A 250-foot half scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall opened for exhibition in Lafayette Thursday.
November 9, 2006:
Motorcycle wreck reported Monday/ Kyle Witlow, 18, Westmoreland suffered back and leg injuries when he was thrown from his Suzuki motorcycle as the vehicle ran off the right side of the road as it was traveling west at about 3:25 p.m. on Monday, November 6. He was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center by helicopter for treatment of his injuries.
November 16, 2006:
Missing teen returns home unharmed. Ashley Diodato, the 16-year-old Macon County girl who was reported missing from her mother;s home over three weeks ago, was located, un harmed, in Shelbyville, according to the Macon County Sheriff's Department.
November 22, 2006:
Tragic accident claims the life of a young husband and father. Michael Alan Cassetty, 26, of Lafayette, passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on November 16, less than a week after being injured in a tragic accident on the job. He was an employee of J.C. Moss Electric Company in Henderson-ville and was on a routine service call at a Madison strip center, November 10 when something went terribly wrong. Michael left behind a wife and two small children.
Jack Leath, former Election Commissioner, passes away. Jack Leath, age 75, of the Siloam Community of Westmoreland passed away Monday, November 20th, after a long battle with cancer.
November 30, 2006:
Fire Destroys Westside Cabinet Shop. Firefighters from Lafayette, Westmoreland, South Allen County and Southeast Allen County Kentucky, responded to the fire at Hackert and Sons' Cabinets located at 2948 Rocky Mound Rd. The family business was completely destroyed by the fire. The Lafayette Fire Department reported using over 14,000 gallons of water between the time they arrived and when they departed just before 8:30 p.m.
December 7, 2006:
Smidebush named Nestle plant manager. New plant manager for Nestle Waters Bottling Facility is Mark Smidebush. He is am experienced plant manager coming from Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. in Florida, where he held overall responsibility for fruit processing for Ocean Spray brands.
December 14, 2006:
Dixon Springs “Drug Cave” house burns. State and local authorities are investigating a Tuesday night, December 5, fire that destroyed a $1 million gated A-frame house in the Cato community of Trousdale County. Arson was strongly suspected. The home hid an entrance to an underground marijuana growing operation whose owner was arrested in December 2005. This was the first of two fires which broke out at the same time and in the same general area.
December 21, 2006:
Deputy injured in chain reaction wreck. Macon Sheriff's Deputy Terry Atkins, 36, of Lafayette was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center Friday afternoon following an accident which “totaled” his 2000 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car. He was the only person injured in the three vehicle accident. A 17-year-old juvenile and 18-year-old Alaina Gregory were also involved in the accident.