Bourbon and Leasburg News

FUMC supports Bourbon PD

    At their last Church Council meeting the members of the First United Methodist Church in Bourbon unanimously voted to show the local Bourbon Police Department their continued support of the service they provide to the community.

Park Board receives grant

    The Bourbon Park Board Commission received a $5,000 grant for continued park improvements from Impact 100 Crawford County.
    The board submitted an application to continue to work on shading for the Misting Station and a complete overhaul of the walking trail. The park board commission believes play is essential for us to thrive. The Park Board Commission operates from city budgeting and fundraising.

Fire chief suspended following fight with cops

    Bourbon Fire Chief Daniel Whatley has been placed on “indefinite suspension pending further investigation of serious charges” by the Bourbon Fire Protection District Board of Directors. The board issued a press release announcing the suspension on October 14, following an incident between the fire chief and Bourbon police on October 9 where Whatley allegedly fought with officers.

Bourbon fire chief charged with attacking police officer

• Teacher and EMT also face felony charges
    The Bourbon fire chief, a Sullivan high school teacher, and a North Crawford County Ambulance District paramedic have been charged with assault of a police officer and resisting or interfering with an arrest following an incident that took place in Bourbon beginning in the late hours of Friday, October 9, and continuing into the early morning hours of October 10.

Wanted man captured by local law enforcement

    A wanted man was apprehended by area law enforcement in the Bourbon area on September 29. According to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Kevin Griffin has pending charges in Crawford County for resisting arrest, unlawful use of a weapon, assault, and burglary. He is known as a habitual drug offender who behaves violently. Griffin had been an absconder for some time and had been eluding arrest.