Two charged in Swifty robbery
The two Frankfort men charged after a bizarre Swifty Oil robbery were waived to grand jury in Franklin District Court Tuesday.
On Jan. 1, gas clerk John Traylor, 19, told police a man dressed in black with a ski mask entered the service station and demanded money while displaying a chrome gun.
Later, Warren Dunn, 19, was arrested after police saw a suspicious vehicle near Lyons Drive. Police found a gun, cash and a ski mask in the car – but the Chevrolet Cavalier was registered to Traylor.
Traylor was charged with complicity to commit first degree robbery and Dunn was charged with first degree robbery.
Franklin District Judge Chris Olds reduced the duo’s bonds to $2,500 each.
Traylor posted bond by Tuesday evening. Dunn remains at Franklin County Regional Jail.
KHS hosts MLK ceremony
The Kentucky Historical Society will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a ceremony at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History 4 p.m. Thursday.
The guest speaker is Roszalyn Akins, a Lexington native who taught in Fayette County Public Schools for 27 years and is currently dean of students at Leestown Middle School.
In 2006, she founded an academy for black males called Future Black Males Working with the mission to “educate, motivate and activate the potential for excellence that lies within every African-American male,” according to a KHS press release.
Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson will attend, and Abramson will present Pamela Smith-Wright, mayor pro-tem of Owensboro, with the Citizenship Award, the release says.