Friday, April 15, 2011
EKB Capsule News...Kentucky...4-16-'11
- Bass Webb, who made headlines when he spit on Bourbon District Judge Vanessa Dickson during a hearing in August 2009, pleaded not guilty Friday to an assault charge. Webb was charged with third-degree assault and with being a first-degree persistent felony offender after he was accused of spitting in the face of corrections officer Roy Compston at the Fayette County Detention Center on February 2nd. A Fayette County grand jury recently indicted Webb on those charges. Webb also is accused of murder in the death of former girlfriend Sabrina Marie Vaughn in Montgomery County. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison last month after being found guilty of felony assault and being a persistent felony offender in Fayette Circuit Court after throwing a telephone at corrections officer Bryan Richardson during a disturbance involving several prisoners at the Lexington jail in June. Webb is being held at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in West Liberty.
- Republican gubernatorial candidate Bobbie Holsclaw has released income tax returns showing that she made $131,965 last year. Holsclaw released the information at a news conference in Louisville on Friday and challenged her two GOP primary opponents, state Senate President David Williams and Louisville businessman Phil Moffett, to do the same, but both have said they will not release their income tax forms. Voters will go the polls May 17th to choose the Republican nominee. The winner will face Democratic Governor Steve Beshear and independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith in the November general election. Neither Beshear nor Galbraith has a primary opponent. Holsclaw was the first of the gubernatorial candidates to report campaign contributions so far this year. Her report showed that she had raised just more than $7,000.
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