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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING NOV. 19

 

The Russell County Board of Education will meet on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Russell County Board of Education Central Office.
 
AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. Recognition: Russell County Education Association (RCEA) Teacher of the Month: David Boger
5. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes
B. Payment of Bills
C. School Activity Fund Reports
D. Financial Report
E. Personnel Reports
F. Field Trips
6. Presentation of Fiscal Year 2018 Audit
7. Revised Job Description-Early Childhood Community Liaison
8. Addendum: Educational Consultant Services Contract-Sharon Mudd
9. Pre-Apprenticeship Program
10. Shortened School Week for Student I.D.#S19-02
11. Liability Insurance for Bus Fleet
12. Fees/Charges
13. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Checklist for Lake Cumberland Regional College & Workforce Center
14. Out of State and/or Overnight Trips
15. Public Comment
16. Adjournment
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING REPORT

 

The Adair Co. School Board met on Thursday evening.....  

 

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 

The Russell County Boil Water Advisory that included Dowell Rd, Charles E Peck Rd, Steve Dr and Joe T Petty Dr. has been lifted.
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY


There is a Boil Water Advisory in Russell County on Dowell Rd, Charles E Peck Rd, Steve Dr and Joe T Petty Dr. for anyone who was without water due to a water line break. The Advisory is until further notice.

 

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RUSSELL CO. MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER APPEARED IN COURT NOV. 14

 

A Russell Co. man accused of shooting and killing his step-cousin last month was in court on Wednesday.
 
At a preliminary hearing on November 14, 2018 in front of Judge Scarlett Latham, 42-year-old Jason W. Clark had his case waived to the grand jury. Clark is charged with Murder in the shooting death of 35-year-old Brandy Johnson on Oct. 28, 2018 outside of Coe’s Steakhouse in Russell Springs, KY where she was a waitress.
 
Clark pled not guilty earlier this month. His bond remains at $1 million. Police said Clark bought the gun the same day of the shooting with the intent to kill Brandy Johnson. According to Kentucky State Police, Clark confessed to the shooting.

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ADAIR INMATE ESCAPES

 
An Adair County inmate escaped last night while being transferred from the Adair Judicial Center to the Adair County Regional Jail.
 
According to police, the inmate escaped just before 11:00pmCT Tuesday night. He is 25-year-old William Loy, who is 5’6” tall, weighs 140 pounds and has brown hair. Loy was last seen wearing a red & black jacket and no shoes. If you have any information on Loy’s whereabouts, call 911.
 
 
 
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING NOV. 15

 
The Adair County School Board will meet for a "Regular School Board Meeting" at 6:00pmCT on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at the Adair Co. Board of Education Conference Room.
 
***Meeting called to order***
***Adair County Elementary students will open the meeting with the Pledge of  Allegiance***
***School Showcase presented by Adair County Elementary School Students***
 
AGENDA
1.   APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
 
CONSENT AGENDA
  3.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  4.   APPROVAL OF TREASURER'S REPORT
  5.   APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF BILLS
  6.   APPROVAL TO WRITE WHAS GRANT FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
  7.   APPROVAL OF REVISED PROCEDURE 09.12 AP.2
  8.   APPROVAL OF PURCHASING PROCEDURE GUIDELINES FOR FUND II FEDERAL  GRANTS
  9.   APPROVAL OF SHORTEND SCHOOL DAY/WEEK FOR FOUR (4) STUDENTS
10.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION
 _________________________________________________________
 
REGULAR AGENDA
11.   SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
12.   PUBLIC COMMENTS
13.   APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - David Jones
14.   PRESENTATION OF AUDIT REPORT FOR 2017-2018 - Mike Jones, Mather &  Company
15.   BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS UPDATE - David Jones
16.   REPORT ON EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO KRS 61.810(1)(F) STUDENT  DISCIPLINE
17.   ADJOURNMENT
 

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NOVEMBER - AMERICAN DIABETES MONTH

 
November is recognized as American Diabetes Month here in the United States.  November 14th is World Diabetes Day across the globe.  County Judge Executive, Gary Robertson, has signed a Proclamation declaring November 14th as Diabetes Awareness Day in Russell County.  If you have diabetes, take steps today to improve your control -- it is not always easy, but it is worth it!  If you don’t have diabetes, talk to your health care provider to see if you are at risk.  For additional information about diabetes contact your local health department and speak to the diabetes educator.  
 
Pictured is: Judge Robertson, signing the Proclamation for Diabetes Awareness Day, November 14th  and Jamie Lee, RN, CDE, Diabetes Education Coordinator for the Lake Cumberland District Health Department
 

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ADAIR CO. BOMB THREAT UPDATED

 

Columbia Police are investigating a bomb threat to the Adair Judicial Center.
 
On Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11:54amCT, Adair County 911 received a call that the Adair Judicial Center would blow up in 20 minutes. Court Security Officers along with the Sheriffs Department and Columbia Police, immediately began evacuating the building. The Columbia-Adair County Fire Department and other emergency services were placed on standby. Officers conducted a search of building and the building was reopened in approximately 1 hour. Circuit Court was in session at the time of threat. 
 
Once the building was opened, Officers turned their focus toward the origin of the call.   Officers were able to track down the call and after investigation determined that 36-year-old Nathan James Popplewell of Jamestown, KY had purchased a non-contract phone on Tuesday morning and placed the call. The call was an attempt to keep his wife from appearing in court as she was on the docket for 1pm. 
 
Popplewell was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by Columbia Police Sgt. Jr Murphy who was assisted by Sgt Gary Roy. Popplewell was charged with Terroristic Threatening 1st degree. The charge is a Class C felony and can carry a sentence of a minimum 5 years up to 10 years if convicted. 
 
Columbia Police are continuing the investigation. 
 

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FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR GREEN/LARUE CO. LINE ON TUES.

 

Hodgenville, KY (November 13, 2018) - Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a 2-vehicle collision in Larue Co. on Tuesday morning, November, 13, 2018.  
 
At approximately 11:33amET, KSP received a call of the 2-vehicle collision on Campbellsville Road (KY 210) in Larue County.  Joseph Bell (29) of Radcliff was traveling east on Campbellsville Road in a 2012 Honda Accord. Jose A. Gonzalez-Tigane (31) of Louisville was traveling west in a semi-tractor trailer on Campbellsville Road. For unknown reasons Bell crossed the centerline and into the path of Gonzalez-Tigane’s vehicle. 
 
Bell and a passenger, Jeffery Holtzclaw (33) of Radcliff, KY, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Larue County Coroner’s Office. Gonzalez-Tigane was not injured. The affected area of Campbellsville Road was shut down for approximately 4 hours to allow troopers to investigate the collision.
 
The collision is still under investigation by Trooper/Reconstructionist Brandon Brooks.
 

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JURY SCAM

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck warns the residents of Pulaski County of a scam that has affected some members of the community.

 

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office has had two complaints today (Tuesday). In this scam, the caller will tell people that they have missed a court date; failed to show up for Jury Duty; or failed to appear at a Grand Jury hearing. They will usually want you to buy prepaid credit cards, such as Green Dot cards. The scammer will give a phone number for you to call. When you call, the scammer will ask you to read the numbers off the card. When you do this, they have your money. The scammer uses threats to make you think you have no other option but to pay or you will be arrested. Today’s incidents involved the scammers telling the potential victim that they are from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office. You should know that the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office does not operate that way.

 

Sheriff Speck advises the public to “NOT SEND MONEY OR ANYTHING OF VALUE TO THESE INDIVIDUALS!” “DO NOT GIVE YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, OR ANY OTHER PERSONAL INFO. TO ANYONE OVER THE PHONE". You should contact authorities in the area (law enforcement) to ascertain the validity of any call like this. Authorities would not contact you by phone to get money to keep someone out of jail.

 

Since many of these scam operations are located outside the continental United States, prosecution or recovery of the victim’s money is very difficult.

 

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HEP-A CLINIC

 

The Casey County Health Department will have a walk In Hepatitis A vaccination clinic on Monday November 19th from 8-3:30. No appointment necessary.

The Casey County Health Department has vaccine available for insured and uninsured individuals.

Please call the health department at 606-787-6911 for more information.

 

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KY GETTING $2.5 BILLION FROM TOBACCO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky is on track to get $2.5 billion as part of a 20-year-old Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.
 
According to KNN, since the first payment in 1999, Kentucky has collected more than $2 billion under the agreement reached by the tobacco industry and state attorneys general. According to Kentucky's Attorney General, the Settlement Agreement has helped early childhood education, health programs, cancer research and more. Kentucky received $102 million in April and is on pace to collect another $5 million over the next five years, bringing the total for Kentucky to nearly $2.5 billion.
 
 

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R.C. MAN ARRESTED AFTER ADAIR CO. BOMB THREAT

 

A bomb threat was called into the Adair Judicial Center today (Tuesday) and a Russell Co. man has been arrested in connection with the threat.  

 

According to Columbia Police Dept. Sgt. Jr. Murphy, the bomb threat was called in around 11:00amCT. A Jamestown, KY man was taken into custody just after 2:00pmCT in connection with the threat. 35 year old Nathan James Popplewell was arrested in the City Hall parking lot (across the street from the Judicial Center) and charged with Terroristic Threatening, 1st degree. A female, Yevonda Popplewell, was arrested on a bench warrant. According to police, the Popplewell's were scheduled to appear in Adair Circuit Court on Tuesday. Both were lodged in the Adair Co. Detention Center by Sgt. Murphy, who was assisted by Sgt. Gary Roy and the Adair Co. Sheriff's Office.

 

 

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CASEY CO. MAN CHARGED WITH RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

 
(Casey County, KY November 12, 2018) - On November 11, 2018 at approximately 9:38 AM EST Trooper Zach Scott, Deputy Chad Weddle, and Liberty Police Chief Steve Garrett responded to a residence 10 miles north of Liberty on Neff Road after receiving information that a stolen Ford truck was parked at that residence. When units arrived Trooper Scott observed the possible suspect, 20 year old Joseph Cooper of Liberty, flee from the residence.  Trooper Scott apprehended and arrested Cooper charging him with receiving stolen property under $10,000, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree, (on foot), menacing, resisting arrest, criminal mischief 1st, criminal mischief 3rd, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Cooper was lodged in the Casey County Detention Center. 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 

The Russell Co. Fiscal Court met on Monday evening, Nov. 12, 2018 for a regular monthly meeting. Here's R.C. Judge Exec. Gary Robertson..... 

 

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3-VEHICLE COLLISION IN LIBERTY MON.

 

3 vehicles were involved in an injury accident in Liberty, KY on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.

 

It happened around 12:00pmET at the intersection of Wallace Wilkinson Blvd & Scanion Drive. The accident involved a Chevy Silverado Pick Up, an SUV, and a Mercedes car. Two Casey County EMS units responded, along with local law enforcement. No other information has been made available.

 

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ONE LANE OF KY 49 BLOCKED THIS (TUES.) MORNING

 

There is an accident this morning (Tuesday) on KY 49, about 1 mile out of Liberty. No injuries, however, the truck is in a dangerous position. Please use extra caution!

 

***UPDATE...

Wet road conditions led to a single vehicle accident near Liberty early this morning. The accident happened shortly after 5am on KY 49, about a mile out of Liberty. The driver of a Ford Ranger pickup failed to negotiate a curve and went into the ditch, blocking one lane of travel. No injuries were reported.

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HWY 55 REOPEN AFTER ACCIDENT

 

****UPDATE****

 The roadway (Hwy 55 in Cane Valley) has now reopened to normal traffic. 
 

Cane Valley, KY (November 12, 2018) Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle collision on KY55 at Cane Valley Mill Road today at 12:07p.m. CST. 

 

Preliminary investigations indicate that 21 year-old Aaron Richey of Glasgow was operating a 2018 GMC box truck traveling west on Cane Valley Mill Road, when his vehicle malfunctioned causing him to enter the path of a 2019 Peterbilt being operated by 32 year-old Mitchell Hughes of Bowling Green.  Richey’s vehicle struck the side of the semi-trailer causing the vehicle to run off the roadway striking the guardrail.  The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours causing motorists to detour onto Cane Valley Road. 

 

Richey was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.  Hughes was wearing his seat belt, he was treated and released at the scene by the Adair County EMS.  

 

Officer First Class Casey Tooley is investigating and was assisted at the scene by KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement units, units from Post 15 Columbia, Adair County Sheriff, Fire, EMS and Rescue.

 

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ROAD CLOSED DUE TO INJURY COLLISION IN CANE VALLEY

 
Kentucky State Police are currently on the scene of a 2-vehicle injury collision involving commercial motor vehicles at the intersection of KY55 and KY633.  The roadway has been closed to allow for crews to clean up the collision scene.  All motorists are being detoured onto Cane Valley Road and back onto KY55.  The road is estimated to be closed for up to 4 hours.  Once the roadway is open, WAVE News will have more information. 

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RUSSELL CO. INJURY COLLISION

 
(Russell County, KY November 12, 2018) – Trooper Zach Scott is investigating a 2-vehicle collision that occurred Friday, November 9, 2018 at 4:37pmCT approx. 3 miles south of Russell Springs at the intersection of KY 92 and KY 379.  Kyle Dalton, 26, of Russell Springs, KY was traveling south on KY 379 in a 2013 Nissan Rogue when he slowed down to turn into a parking lot.  Rodney Snow, 69, of Jamestown, KY was also traveling south on KY 379 in a 2006 Trailblazer; he failed to observe Dalton had slowed down and struck the back of Rogue's vehicle.
 
Dalton and Snow were wearing seatbelts and were treated and released from the Russell County Hospital. Trooper Scott was assisted at the scene by Trooper Allen Shirley, Russell County EMS, and the Russell County Sheriff’s Department.
 

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ADAIR CO. WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

 
An Adair County woman was arrested last week following a traffic stop.
 
On Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at approximately 4:13pmCT, Columbia Police Officer Drew Conn initiated a traffic stop on a red 1994 Mustang on KY 55 north.  As a result of the stop and investigation, Officer Conn called for assistance from Officer John Dial and his K-9 "Gunner".  A positive hit was made by the K-9 and a search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine,  digital scales, syringes and additional separate baggies. 
 
Jessica Parson, 25, of Columbia, KY was placed under arrest on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree (methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Officer Drew Conn is continuing the investigation. 
 

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RUSSELL CO. ROAD CLOSURE POSTPONED

 

The temporary closure of KY 910 in Russell County originally set to begin Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 has been postponed and will now begin on Monday, Nov. 19. 

 

The route will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning at KY 3525 (Gosser Ridge Road) and extending to the intersection of East Mt. Eden Road (mile point 6.5).

 

The closure is to allow crews to make the necessary improvements to the existing bridge structure for the ongoing Cumberland Parkway/KY 910 interchange project. The closure will be in place until all necessary work is completed on the structure. Signed detour routes will be posted via KY 80 and KY 910. 

 

The closure date may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their own reports at www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application. 

 

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CASEY CO. MAN ARRESTED ON BURGLARY & OTHER CHARGES

 

A Casey County man has been arrested in connection with a break-in at local grocery store.


Acting on information received from a Facebook tip Deputies Chad Weddle and Bryan Shepard identified Joseph "JoJo" Cooper as a suspect in the Davenport Grocery burglary. Deputies along with Liberty Police Officers Steve Garrett, K-9 Mako, Jayson Grider and Kentucky State Trooper Zach Scott, located Mr. Cooper on Neff Road. Officers located a stolen truck from Adair county along with several items stolen from the store and a theft that occurred on Tennessee Ridge. 


Cooper is charged with Burglary 1st, Criminal Mischief 1st, Theft by unlawful taking of an automobile (3 counts), Criminal mischief 2nd, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Receiving Stolen Property and Fleeing or Evading Police 1st along with several other charges. Additional charges are pending. Cooper was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

 

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PULASKI CO. MEN ARRESTED IN ARKANSAS WITH OVER 100 POUNDS OF COCAINE

 

Two Pulaski County men, accused of possessing about 125 pounds of cocaine at the time of a traffic stop last month in Hempstead County, Ark., will remain free while their cases proceed.

 

Johnnie Adams, 37, and Curtis Troxtle, 33, appeared in Federal Court Friday morning for detention hearings. The men were riding in a rented Ford Explorer Oct. 29 when stopped by Arkansas State Police for following too closely behind an 18-wheeler. A canine unit alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the car while performing a free air search. A black hard-backed suitcase containing 32 packages of suspected cocaine was found along with a duffle bag containing another 24 packages of suspected cocaine. Each of the packages weighed approximately 2.2 pounds. Police also recovered two pistols from the vehicle.
 

Ultimately the judge granted both men release. They will be supervised by U.S. Probation officials based in London, Ky. Each man must wear a GPS leg monitor and restrictions on their travel were imposed. Prosecutors say its likely the men will be indicted for an offense which carries a mandatory minimum 10-year prison term, if they're found guilty.

 

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DANVILLE MAN ARRESTED AFTER POLICE FIND HIM COVERED IN BLOOD

 

Danville Police have charged a man with assault after finding him hiding in a residence covered in blood.


Officers were called to Halladay Drive on a report of an assault there, but when they got to the scene, they say no one would respond to police. Investigators were able to look through a mail slot on the door, and saw a man later identified as Javier Lopez-Villareal, who had blood all over him. Further, police say Lopez-Villareal could be seen pushing a woman and holding her in a position where she could not open the door. Officers eventually forced entry into the home, and arrested Lopez-Villareal on assault, unlawful imprisonment, and criminal mischief charges. Police say he was highly intoxicated at the time and was taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center to be treated for a laceration to his eye. He was lodged in the Boyle County Jail following treatment.

 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING NOV. 12

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will meet on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. 
 
AGENDA 
 
WELCOME, PLEDGE & OPENING PRAYER 
MINUTES 
PAY BILLS 
DETENTION CENTER REPORT 
TREASURER’S MONTHLY SETTLEMENT REPORT 
1ST READING - BUDGET AMENDMENT 18-06 
TRANSFER $300.00 FROM GENERAL TO GRANTS FOR SAFE ROOMS 
KY TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT 8 – JEFF DICK – RESOLUTION 18-13 
HEALTH INSURANCE – OPEN ENROLLMENT 
RUSSELL COUNTY SHERIFF 
PAY PULASKI COUNTY $11,000.00 FOR REGIONAL SHELTER 
PAY KY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION $11,500.00 FOR KY HWY 558 PROJECT 
ABC INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF JAMESTOWN 
E-911 INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT 
TP MECHANICAL AGREEMENT 
OTHER BUSINESS 
ADJOURN 
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING NOV. 13

 
The Adair County Fiscal Court will have a Special Regular Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at 1:00pmCT at the Adair Annex basement meeting room.
 
 
AGENDA
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
ANNOUNCEMENTS
                                 
1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES      
  • October 9, 2018 Regular
  • October 25, 2018 Special      
3. DISBURSEMENTS
4. REPORTS 
  • SHERIFF'S REPORT
  • ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT 
  • G.R.A.S. REPORT 
  • COMMITTEE REPORTS (Nuisance, Solid Waste)
  • JAIL REPORT
5. TREASURER
  • Approval of Treasurer’s Report
  • Line change in receipts for Transfer Station Franchise Fee
  • Line change in appropriations for Sales Tax
6. BUDGET AMENDMENTS 
7. TRANSFERS
  • LINE TO LINE TRANSFERS
  • FUND TO FUND TRANSFERS
8.    COURT ORDERS
9.    READING OF ROADS
 
10. ACTION  ITEMS:
 
A.) Approval to sign Supplemental Flex Agreement
B.) Resolution adopting Supplemental Flex
C.) Columbia-Adair County Airport Board request for annual funds
D.) Search and Rescue request for annual funds
E.) Accept National Recycling Trailer bid for Cardboard Receptacles (Recycling Grant)
F.) Implementing Sales Tax
G.) Approval for Sales Tax to be retroactive to July 1, 2018
H.) Service contract for 911 with RCS Communications
I.) Approval to sign JOY Ministries contract
                                                                                                                      
11.  OTHER BUSINESS
12.  PUBLIC COMMENTS
13.  ADJOURN
 
This meeting is open to the public.
 

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RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

 

Jim Leib has news from Thursday night's regular monthly Russell Springs City Council meeting . . . 

 

 

 

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CASEY CO. MAN FOUND NOT GUILTY IN CONNECTION WITH 2016 DEATH

 

A Casey County man has been found Not Guilty of Murder charges in connection to the death of another man following an altercation two years ago.
 

Jason Buis, of Yosemite, was accused in the death of Mark Ponder, also of Yosemite. Ponder suffered a heart attack hours after a fight with Buis in June of 2016. Three days later Ponder was taken off of life support and died. Buis was found guilty of 4th Degree Assault (a misdemeanor).

 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 11/9/18

 

  • Jody K. Padgett, 42 of Liberty, arrested by Officer Jayson Grider with Liberty Police for Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree, & Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Jerrod W. Mikel, 33 of Louisville, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Heroin).
  • Lauriston J. Lynch, 45 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving, No Registration Receipt, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Insurance, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), No Operator's License, Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Ozzie Barron, 52 of Bronston, arrested by Burnside Police for No Registration Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, License to be in Possession, No Operator's License, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Possession of Marijuana, & Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Christopher J. Risner, age 25, arrested by Danville Police for Speeding (20 MPH over limit), & DUI-3rd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance).

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Timothy L. Poynter, 43 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Possession of Controlled Substance (Heroin), & Resisting Arrest.
  • Michael A. Coleman, 29 of Stanford, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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CASEY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 11/12/18

 

The Casey County Board of Education meets in regular session Monday at 7pm at the Casey County Middle School.

The meeting is open to the public.

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ADAIR CO. PROPERTY TAX BILLS HAVE BEEN MAILED

 

The Adair Co. Sheriff's Office would like to remind property tax payers that tax bills were mailed 3 weeks ago. To receive a 2% discount, you must have them paid on or before Nov. 15, 2018. If you did not receive your bill, call the office and they will be happy to give you the amount due. Office hours are 8:00am-4:00pm, closed from 12:00-12:30pm for lunch. Call 270-384-2776.
 

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

 

Julie Spinx (Operation Christmas Child Regional Coordinator) and Mark Fudge (Community Relations Coordinator) were guests on 92.7 The WAVE on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

 

Here’s the interview from the “LISA LIVE 3 to 5” afternoon show:  

 

 

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOV. 8

 
The Russell Springs, KY City Council will meet on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at 6pmCT
 
AGENDA:

PRAYER
  • MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
  • ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES
  • ACCEPTANCE OF CASH DISBURSEMENTS & FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
  • OLD BUSINESS
  • NEW BUSINESS
  • 2017-2018 AUDITOR'S REPORT
  • ADJOURNMENT

 

 

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CHILD INJURED IN RUSSELL SPRINGS

 

A Russell Springs mother accidentally backed over her 4 year old son Wednesday morning.


Russell Springs Police say the 28-year old mom was backing her vehicle up to the apartment when she ran over the toddler. Investigators say she was unaware the child was out of the apartment. The boy was air lifted to UK Hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries, but officials say he was conscious and alert.

 

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COMMODITIES AVAILABLE TO RUSSELL COUNTY RESIDENTS - NOVEMBER 8, 2018

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018 Judge Gary D. Robertson and the Russell County Fiscal Court in conjunction with the Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland program will be giving out commodities at the Russell County Rescue Squad Building located on South Hwy 127 from 11 am - 1 pm or until all commodities are given away.


For more information please contact the office of Russell County Judge Executive Gary D. Robertson at 270-343-2112.
Please share this announcement with those in need of basic food assistance.

 

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ELECTION NIGHT INTERVIEWS - RUSSELL CO.

 

POST ELECTION INTERVIEWS - RUSSELL CO.

 

Rusell County Circuit Clerk Tony Kerr:

 

 

Russell County Constable District 5 Richard Wooldridge:

 

 

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ELECTION NIGHT INTERVIEWS - ADAIR CO.

 

Post election Adair County Candidate interviews.

 

Newly elected Adair Co. Judge Exec. Gale Cowan

 

 

New Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman 

 

 

Newly elected Mayor of Columbia Pam Hoots

 

 

New Columbia City Council member Sharon Payne

 

 

Current Columbia Mayor Curtis Hardwick 

 

 

Adair County PVA Candidates Landon Edwards & Scotty Neat

 

 

Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin 

 

 

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R.C. MAN ARRESTED AFTER ROAD RAGE INCIDENT

 
A Russell Co. man was arrested on Tuesday night after a road rage incident.
 
The incident occurred on Lakeway Drive just after 8:00 pm.  45-year-old Patrick Mark Kimes allegedly got into a verbal dispute with another motorist and parked his vehicle in a residential yard on Lakeway Drive. Kimes was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, 1st offense and Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.  He was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. 
 
The Russell Springs Police Department investigated the incident and was assisted by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office.

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ADAIR CO. ELECTION RESULTS

 

ADAIR COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS 

 

 

 

 

US Representative, 1st Congressional District
James R. COMER (REP), 5624 Votes
Paul WALKER (DEM), 1273 Votes
 
State Senator, 16th Senatorial District
George Maxwell "Max" WISE (REP), 5691 Votes
Nicole Britton (WRITE-IN), 339 Votes
 
State Representative, 51st Representative District
John "Bam" CARNEY (REP), 5353 Votes
Richard Steele (WRITE-IN), 629 Votes
 
PROPERTY VALUATION ADMINISTRATOR
Jeffrey Scott NEAT (REP), 2954 Votes
Landon EDWARDS (DEM), 4292 Votes
 
COUNTY JUDGE/EXECUTIVE
Gale Burris COWAN (REP), 3964 Votes
Michael Lee STEPHENS (DEM), 3281 Votes
 
COUNTY ATTORNEY
Jennifer HUTCHISON-CORBIN (REP), 6088 Votes
Bethany STANZIANO (DEM), 1093 Votes
 
SHERIFF
Josh BROCKMAN (REP), 4637 Votes
Harrison MOSS (DEM), 2705 Votes
 
MAGISTRATE - District 1
Harold BURTON (REP), 647 Votes
Lloyd ALLEY (IND), 282 Votes
 
MAGISTRATE - District 3
Sammy L. BAKER (REP), 671 Votes
Matthew HADLEY (DEM), 284 Votes
 
CONSTABLE - District 4
Jeff DICKSON (REP), 650 Votes
John G. WADDELL (DEM), 321 Votes
 
Justice of the Supreme Court, 3rd Supreme Court District
Debra Hembree LAMBERT, 3333 Votes
Dan BALLOU, 2091 Votes
 
ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD - DISTRICT 5
Troy H. GRIDER, 589 Votes
Michael George PAYNE, 568 Votes
 
COLUMBIA MAYOR 
Ben ARNOLD, 341 Votes
Pamela J. HOOTS, 496 Votes
Curtis HARDWICK, 443 Votes
 
CITY COUNCIL City of Columbia (Top 6 Vote Getters Win)
  1. Sharon Lorene PAYNE, 739 Votes
  2. Mark D. HARRIS, 737 Votes
  3. Ronald "Butch" ROGERS, 698 Votes
  4. Craig DEAN, 697 Votes
  5. Linda WAGGENER, 660 Votes
  6. June PARSON, 617 Votes
  7. Anthony "Craig" LASLEY, 604 Votes
  8. Amy PIKE, 406 Votes
  9. Taft NEAL, 250 Votes
 
Constitutional Amendment: Are you in favor of providing constitutional rights to victims of crime, including the right to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect, and the right to be informed and to have a voice in the judicial process?
 
YES, 3062 Votes
NO, 3064 Votes

 

Link to Adair County Statewide totals on Secretary of State website:
https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/…/…/en/summary.html

 

 

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RUSSELL CO. ELECTION RESULTS

 

RUSSELL COUNTY WINNERS
 
 
 
US REPRESENTATIVE, 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
James R. COMER (REP) 6,013
Paul WALKER (DEM) 1,118
 
STATE SENATOR, 16TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT 
George Maxwell 'Max' WISE (REP)  5,894
Nicole Britton (WRITE-IN)       5 
 
CIRCUIT CLERK 
Tony D. KERR (REP) 5,822
Barry K. McKINLEY JR. (DEM) 1,524
 
COUNTY JUDGE/EXECUTIVE
Clarissa 'Moochie' HART (REP) 3,693
Gary D. ROBERTSON (DEM)       3,713
 
SHERIFF 
Derek K. POLSTON (REP)    6,162
Michael 'Toe Joe' BRAY (DEM) 1,257
 
JAILER 
Bobby S. DUNBAR (REP)    6,355
Harold Michael MILAM (DEM) 898
 
CORONER
Mark A. COOTS (REP) 5,528
Clifton BUNCH (DEM) 1,631
 
MAGISTRATE - 3RD DISTRICT 
Ronald D. JOHNSON (REP)  1,127
Jesse L. ROY (DEM) 543
 
CONSTABLE - 5TH DISTRICT 
Richard A. WOOLDRIDGE (REP) 1,004
Aron HOUDINI (DEM) 250
 
JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT, 3RD SUPREME COURT DISTRICT 
Debra Hembree LAMBERT      4,282
Dan BALLOU 1,521
 
MAYOR CITY OF JAMESTOWN 
Nicholas J. SHEARER 349
Richard BENNETT 192
Harold POWELL 22
 
CITY COUNCIL CITY OF JAMESTOWN 
Terry ROBERTSON 365
Barry COFFEY 358
Regena HINTON 335
Larry Joe MURRAY 334
Mitchell MARCUM 281
Tony Huston WRIGHT SR. 275
Joey BELL 253
Robert E. BURTON II. 110
Larry APPLEBY JR. 103
 
 
MAYOR CITY OF RUSSELL SPRINGS 
Eddie THOMAS 533
Eric SELBY 464
 
CITY COUNCIL CITY OF RUSSELL SPRINGS 
Dean 'Julio' BURTON 277
Sherry Bottom DANIEL 515
Timmy HUDSON 568
David C. BLAKEY 598
Larry D. SKAGGS 573
Charles 'Chuck' GOSSETT 341
Ricky BARNES 585
Tommy HOLT 572
 
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF PROVIDING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO VICTIMS OF CRIME, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO BE TREATED FAIRLY, WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT, AND THE RIGHT TO BE INFORMED AND TO HAVE A VOICE IN THE JUDICIAL PROCESS? 
 
YES 3,271
NO 3,060

 

 

 

 

Link to Russell County Statewide Races:
https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/…/…/en/summary.html

 

 

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RUSSELL CO. MURDER SUSPECT PLEADS NOT GUILTY

 

The Russell County man accused in the shooting death of Brandy Johnson outside Coe's Stekhouse in Russell Springs last month has pled not guilty to murder Monday in Jamestown.

 

42-year-old Jason W. Clark will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, November 14th. Clark is lodged in the Russell County Detention Center with a bond at $1 million.

 

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TORNADO CONFIRMED IN ADAIR CO.

 
Initial damage assessment reports indicate an EF1 tornado, with an approximate path length of 3 miles, passed through part of Adair County last night (Monday), according to Adair Co. Emergency Management Director, Mike Keltner. More accurate information will be made available as data is reviewed and a report is made from the National Weather Service.   
 

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ADAIR CO. TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN 2 ARRESTS

 
(Adair County, KY November 5, 2018) On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at approximately 11:05pmCT, Trooper Billy Begley was on routine patrol in the limits of Columbia, KY when he observed a 2006 Equinox traveling on the Columbia Bypass with a rear license plate not illuminated. Trooper Begley initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, 48 year old Jo Ann Torres and a passenger 29 year old Samantha Grider, both of Russell Springs. Trooper Begley had information that Torres had been selling methamphetamine. Columbia Police Officer Johnny Dial and K9 Gunner assisted resulting in the canine making an alert on the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle units located a small glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue and a couple small bags of suspected crystal meth.
 
Trooper Begley arrested Torres charging her with rear license plate not illuminated, failure to produce insurance, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Grider was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine), promoting contraband- 1st degree and possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree – drug unspecified. Both subjects were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 
Trooper Begley was assisted by Columbia Police Department and the Adair County Sheriff’s Office. 
 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT 11/6/18

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met regular session last night. 

Under General Business there were two seats opening on the Extension Board.  Barry Stringer's term was set to expire & he was reappointed to hold that seat for another term.  Judge Executive Randy Dial recommended Brent Pennington to fill the second seat, being vacated by Brian Johnson. Both appointments were approved. 

 

Judge Dial requested the court's permission to sign an emergency management grant program contract. 

Casey County may be getting more discretionary funds from the state Department of Transportation. Here’s Judge Randy Dial...

Under miscellaneous business Judge Dial informed the court that the county did purchase a Back Hoe at the recent consignment sale held at the Casey County Egg Expo Center. Judge Dial said this saved the county quite a bit of money over purchasing a new one. 

 

One other item of business at last nights meeting concerned a recent request by Hinkle Construction for the county to sign a contract agreement for payment of any future construction jobs. 
Judge Randy Dial...

County attorney Tommy Weddle suggested the proposed contract by Hinckle was unacceptable, and he stated he would  draw up a contract that will be more acceptable to both parties.

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19th.

 

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STORM DAMAGE IN ADAIR COUNTY OVERNIGHT

Situation Report - 01:40 11/6/18... from Adair County Emergency Management Director Mike Keltner
 
Multiple trees have been reported and roadways cleared starting at Cane Valley Mill Rd heading due East impacting Cane Valley Rd / Beechtop Rd area, Mt Carmel Rd / Holmes Bend Rd area.  
 
Several barns and outbuildings are damaged near Mt Carmel Rd and Holmes Bend Intersection. 

 

Several single trees have been reported down and cleared on White Oak Church Rd, Greensburg Rd and Knifley Rd. 

The National Weather Service has not confirmed a site visit but a site visit has been mentioned on NWSChat. 

Please use caution during the morning commute as unknown hazards or work crews may be present.  

 

 

Photo of Mt Carmel Road debris by Bryan Coffey - Adair SAR and Adair EMS.  

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ADAIR CO. ACCIDENT RESULTS IN ARREST OF DRIVER

 

On Saturday, November 3rd, the Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to the 1000 Block of Green Hills Road to a single vehicle accident with injuries.


A preliminary investigation determined that Theresa Savage, 49, of Louisville, KY was traveling west in a 2005 Nissan Maxima, when she failed to navigate a left hand curve. Savage then overcorrected, resulting in the vehicle flipping several times until coming to a stop. Savage was transported by Adair County EMS to T.J. Health Columbia for treatment of injuries sustained.
 
Upon being medically cleared and released from the hospital, Savage was placed under arrest for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol .08 or higher. She was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Alcohol is believed to be the determining factor in the collision.

The Adair County Sheriff's Office was assisted on the scene by Columbia Police Department, Adair County EMS, and Constable Jason Rector.
 

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INJURY COLLISION IN CASEY CO. CLOSES 1 LANE OF US127 FOR HOURS

 

Dunnville, KY (November 5, 2018) Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle injury collision that closed one lane of US127 in the limits of Dunnville today around 12:01 p.m. ET. 

 

Preliminary investigations indicate that 67 year old Steven Warfel of Portland, TN was operating a 2006 Peterbilt tractor-trailer traveling north on US127.  Warfel failed to negotiate a curve, overturning his vehicle running off the roadway.  A telephone pole was damaged causing the lines to fall across US127 closing one lane of the roadway. 

 

Warfel was wearing his seatbelt and was transported to the Casey County Hospital and was later flown to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  

 

Sergeant Randall Honeycutt is investigating and was assisted on scene by members of the Kentucky State Police Post 15, Casey County Fire, EMS and Rescue Departments.

 

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CASEY CO. ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 
(Casey County, KY November 5, 2018) On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at approx. 7:19pmET while on routine patrol, Trooper Zach Scott initiated a traffic stop on a 2007 Pontiac for a cancelled registration plate violation. Upon contact with the driver, 25 year old Jesse Galloway of Liberty, KY, Trooper Scott discovered a small glass pipe in plain view in the center console with suspected methamphetamine residue inside of it. Consent to search was given resulting in 4 small bags of suspected methamphetamine, scales, prescription pills, 2 firearms and a large sum of cash being located. 
 
Trooper Scott arrested and charged Galloway with No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree 1st offense (amphetamine), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree 1st offense (2 grams methamphetamine), DUI 3rd aggravating circumstance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Defacing a Firearm and Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance. Galloway was lodged in the Casey County Detention Center. Trooper Scott was assisted by Trooper Allen Shirley. 
 
 

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KY 910 ROAD WORK IN R.C. BEGINS NOV. 12TH

 
Beginning, Monday, Nov. 12, KY 910 in Russell County will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning at KY 3525 (Gosser Ridge Road) and extending to the intersection of East Mt. Eden Road (mile point 6.5).
 
The closure is to allow crews to make the necessary improvements to the existing bridge structure for the ongoing Cumberland Parkway/KY 910 interchange project. The closure will be in place until all necessary work is completed on the structure. 
 
Signed detour routes will be posted via KY 80 and KY 910.
 
The closure date may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their own reports at www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application.
 

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ROAD WORK ON CUMBERLAND PARKWAY IN ADAIR CO.

 
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has temporarily reduced the Louie B. Nunn/Cumberland Parkway westbound to one lane in Adair County as crews perform maintenance operations to the Russell Creek bridge (mile point 56.25). Speed limits are also reduced from 70 to 55 mph through the work zone. In addition, lane widths are restricted to 12 feet.
 
The lane closure will be in place until all necessary operations have been made. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to allow extra time in reaching their destination.

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STRONG STORMS POSSIBLE THIS EVENING; ADAIR ANNEX OPEN FOR SHELTER

 
A very strong storm system will impact the area from this evening into tonight. Strong to severe thunderstorms are likely. The main storm threat will be damaging winds. Other threats include brief tornadoes and flash flooding from heavy rainfall.
 
The Adair County Courthouse Annex Basement will be open tonight (Monday) for temporary storm shelter. 
 

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SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE TONIGHT

 

THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER LATE TONIGHT.

WEATHER SPECIALIST CRYSTAL SALLEE HAS AN UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...

STAY TUNED TO 98.7 THE BUCK & 92.7 THE WAVE FOR THE LATEST WEATHER UPDATES & POSSIBLE ALERTS TONIGHT.

 

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TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT NEAR DUNNVILLE CLOSES US 127

 

A SEMI TRUCK OVERTURNED NEAR DUNNVILLE THIS AFTERNOON, SPILLING A LOAD OF MULCH AND CLOSING BOTH LANES OF US 127. CREWS WORKED FOR SEVERAL HOURS CLEARING THE MESS AND TRAFFIC WAS RE-ROUTED TO KY 206 & 910. NO WORD ON WHAT CAUSED THE WRECK & NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

 

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SIREN TEXT CANCELLED TODAY

 
The Adair County audible siren test for today (Monday) has been cancelled to avoid any confusion. The sirens were tested silently this morning.  
 
Mike Keltner - Director, Adair Co. Emergency Management
 

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ADAIR & RUSSELL CO. WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

Arrests made in Adair & Russell counties over the weekend . . .


David Wheat, 25, Columbia . . .operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs - 1st offence, careless driving, failure to use child restraint device in a vehicle, and numerous other charges.


Samantha Jo Grider, 29, Russell Springs . . . trafficking in a controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense meth , possession of drug paraphernalia, promoting contraband, possession of a controlled substance -drug unspecified 


Jo Ann Torres, 48, Russell Springs . . . trafficking in a controlled substance -1st degree, 1st offense meth, possesion of drug paraphernalia and other charges. 


Lagena Bottoms, 47, Russell Springs . . . possession of controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and other charges. 


Darrin Walters, 51, Columbia... operating motor vehicle under the influence of alchohol and/or drugs 4th offense, operating on a suspended or revoked license, fleeing or evading police, and numberous other charges. 


Christy Lawless, 43, homeless . . .assault 2nd degree -domestic violence, giving officer false identifying information 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 11/5/18

 

  • William R. Rowland, 29 of Kings Mountain, arrested by Casey County Deputy Brown for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Randy L. Bloodworth, 37 of Liberty, arrested by Liberty Police Chief Garrett for Theft by Unlawful Taking-Auto (Over $500).
  • Jesse D. Galloway, 25 of Liberty, arrested by KSP Trooper Scott for No Registration Plates/Receipt, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (Amphetamine), DUI-3rd (Aggravated Circumstance), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, Defacing a Firearm, No Insurance, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, License to be in Possession, Permitting Operation of Motor Vehicle with Improper Registration, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle, & Improper Equipment.
  • Dixie A. Turpin, 30 of Bethelridge, arrested by Casey County Deputy Brown for Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Walter B. Smith II, 32 of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving, No Insurance, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operators License, DUI, Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine & Heroin), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Roberta L. Estep, 48 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for DUI-2nd. 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Leonel Mendez, age 53, arrested by Danville Police for DUI-2nd, Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Failure to Render Aid/Assisance, No Insurance, Failure to Give Right of Way to Emergency Vehicle.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Dylan T. Walls, 18, & Kesandra L. Williams, 18, both of Waynesburg, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Theft by Unlawful Taking-Auto (over $10,000), Criminal Mischief-1st Degree, & Criminal Trespass-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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"KNOW BEFORE YOU GO" (ELECTION INFO.)

 
Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 6, 2018) is Election Day. 
 
Here are some things you need to know:
 
  • Polls will be open from 6:00am- 6:00pmCT
  • Be prepared to show ID
  • If you’re not sure you’re registered or where to vote, know before you go by calling the Clerk’s Office in your county or go to https://elect.ky.gov
  • Voters in the city please make sure to check both sides of your ballot
  • Absentee machines are open today (Mon.) from 8:00am-4:00pmCT for anyone who qualifies to vote absentee
 
The Adair County Clerk’s Office will be closed for any vehicle transactions tomorrow (Tuesday) due to the Election. The Deed Room will be open as usual.
 

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KSP MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT - OCT. 2018

 
During the month of October 2018, there were 16 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.
 
There were three fatal collisions during the month of October in the Post 15 area:
  1. Odellia Jones, 88, of Russell Co. was killed on 10/03/18 in Russell County, KY.
  2. Aaron Petranek, 38, of Metcalfe Co. was killed on 10/06/18 in Metcalfe County, KY.
  3. Joseph Bailey Smith,18, of Marion Co. was killed on 10/18/18 in Marion County, KY.
 
This brings our yearly fatality count to 26 compared with 17 through this same period in 2017.
 
Statewide fatality count stands at 598 compared with 665 through this same period in 2017.
 
During the month of October 2018, there were 803 citations written, 184 courtesy notices written, 814 vehicles inspected, 513 complaints answered, 56 motorists assisted, 54 criminal cases opened and 317 criminal arrests made.
 

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RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS INVOLVING UNLAWFUL TRANSACTION WITH A MINOR

 

Police in Russell County made some arrests overnight involving unlawful transactions with a minor.  Those arrested overnight include:

 

  • Roy Ogle, 18, Russell Springs
  • Steven Tyler, 19, Dunnville
  • Jessica Burton, 21, Dunnville
  • Bailey Sullivan, 19, Russell Springs 

 

Russell County Sheriff Deputies Nathan Ginn and Mark Cromwell made the arrests. All were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

Russell County Sheriff's office is investigating and WAVE News will have more details when available.

 

 

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PULASKI COUNTY WOMAN KILLED IN HER HOME

 

The Pulaski County Major Crimes Task Force is conducting a homicide investigation involving a Eubank woman who was found deceased inside her home early this morning, November 1, 2018 on Goodhope Church Road in Eubank. The victim has been identified as Johnnie Faye Davis, age 59.

 

The Task Force identified a suspect in the case by the name of Brad Allen McMahan, age 34 from Maryville, Tennessee (Blount County) in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. Officers from the Task Force had been searching for Mr. McMahan throughout the day as well as following up on tips concerning the investigation.

 

At approximately 3:36 PM, acting on a tip, the Somerset Police Department stopped a pickup truck being operated by Brad McMahan. Mr. McMahan was subsequently arrested for the murder of Johnnie Faye Davis.

 

An autopsy will be performed in the morning (November 2, 2018) in Frankfort. McMahan will be lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

The investigation continues by the Major Crimes Task Force.

 

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GO FUND ME ACCOUNT SET UP FOR CASEY COUNTY MAN

 

A Casey County man will be wheelchair bound for several months while he recovers from a crash involving a school bus. His friends are trying to help him and his three children. They say “He’s got three broken ribs, a broken arm, a broken hip, a broken leg, two broken ankles, and his pelvis is crushed.”  Mazen Homsi was on his way to work last week when he collided with a bus that was backing out on Highway 127. Homsi had to be cut from his car. He remains in the ICU.  Friends have stepped in to help by building a ramp and widening doorways so he can get around in his home.

 

If you'd like to make a donation, there is a GoFundMe account set up on line for Mazen Homsi:  https://www.gofundme.com/help-support-mazen-homsi

 

 

 

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ADAIR CO. MAN GETS 30 YEARS FOR ARSON & INSURANCE FRAUD

 
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Columbia, Kentucky man was sentenced today in United States District Court by Judge Greg Stivers to 360 months of imprisonment on charges of arson and insurance fraud.  Steve Allen “Boo” Pritchard, 44, started a fire that completely destroyed his rental home to collect on a recently purchased $50,000 rental insurance policy. Columbia/Adair County Fire Department Assistant Chief Charles Sparks died fighting the fire.
 
“While this 30 year sentence does not return a devoted public servant, friend, and family member to the Adair County community, it should give crystal clear notice to those who would engage in arson for profit that the United States Attorney’s Office will seek significant punishment for such conduct,” stated U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman. 
 
Brandi Pritchard, Steve Pritchard’s co-defendant and then girlfriend, purchased a $50,000 renter’s insurance policy on June 24, 2011.  Shortly thereafter Steve Pritchard, of Columbia, Kentucky, hatched a plan to set fire to their Columbia rental home, and the fire was set during the early morning hours of June 30, 2011.  The Columbia/Adair County Fire Department arrived on scene at approximately 3:12 a.m.  Assistant Chief Charles Sparks suffered cardiac arrest while fighting the fire on the second floor of the home.  He was rushed to the hospital but never regained consciousness and died eight days later, on July 8, 2011, at the age of 49.  In addition to his volunteer fire fighting, Sparks was also a longtime Kentucky State Fire Marshall.  Mr. Sparks was survived by both of his parents, his wife, and his son.  
 
At his July 2018 trial, Pritchard provided an alibi that he was in Louisville delivering glass for his employer during the fire.  However, his alibi was disproved by cell phone location data obtained by the FBI.  Several witnesses also testified that Pritchard had bragged about starting the fire to collect on the insurance policy.  It was also established at trial that Pritchard was involved in setting four previous fires to collect insurance proceeds, including two other residences and two cars.  The jury found Pritchard guilty as charged after a four day trial.  
 
At Pritchard’s sentencing, Sparks’ mother, Mrs. Helen Sparks, told Judge Stivers, “Our lives have never been the same since the early hours of June 30, 2011.”  Judge Stivers called Pritchard’s crime a “dastardly and depraved act” before imposing Pritchard’s 30-year term of imprisonment.  
 
Pritchard’s co-defendant, Brandi Pritchard, who remains free on bond, has already pled guilty to arson and wire fraud and will be sentenced by Judge Stivers in Bowling Green on November 13, 2018.  
 
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David Weiser and Nute Bonner and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Kentucky State Police.
 

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CASEY COUNTY REBEL FOOTBALL 11/2/18

 

The Casey County Rebel Football team travels to Powell County Friday night.

They are coming off a big win last week, 37-0 over Adair County.

Coach Steve Stonebraker...

Catch the play by play action Friday night with Steven Brown & Dan Johnson here on your home for Casey County Rebel Football, 98.7 The Buck & Chasing The Buck Dot Com. Pre-game starts around 7:15 with the kick-off set for 7:30pm.

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VETERANS CAFE

 

The Taylor County Public Library will host their very first Veteran's Cafe this Friday morning.

One of the organizers of the event, Bill Perkins, dropped by our studio this week to extend the invitation to all area veterans...

For more information, contact the Taylor County Library at (270) 465-2562.

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ADAIR CO. STUDENTS SUSPENDED TODAY

 

Some Adair County High School students were suspended today (Oct. 31, 2018) due to inappropriate attire and posting pics on social media. Here's Adair Co. School Supt. Dr. Pamela Stephens.......

 

 

 

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GREEN CO. HIGH JUVENILE ARRESTED

 
A Green County High School student has been arrested for Abuse of a Teacher.
 
This afternoon at 12:30pmCT, Greensburg Police responded to a complaint at Green Co. High School. Lt. Moon charged a 15-year-old female with Abuse of a Teacher and Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree. The juvenile was released to her parents pending contact from the Green County Court Designated Worker.

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RUSSELL CO. INDICTMENTS OCT. 31

 

The Russell County Grand Jury returned numerous indictments on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018.

 

 

  1. Cody Morrison, 22, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class D felony. In a separate indictment, Morrison was also charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class C felony, trafficking in a controlled substance within a 1,000 feet of a school, a class D felony, and with being a persistent felony offender, 2nd
  2. Mitchell Ballenger, 31, was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor, tampering with physical evidence, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree, a class B misdemeanor, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, a class A misdemeanor, possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree, a class A misdemeanor, possession of a controlled substance not in its proper container, a class A misdemeanor, and with being a persistent felony offender, 1st
  3. Christopher Cape, 33, and Nicole Tarry, 28, were each charged with receiving stolen property over $500, a class D felony, and with being persistent felony offenders, 1st Tarry was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class D felony, possession of a legend drug, a class A misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. Cape was also charged with fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor.
  4. Sarah Bethany Cook, 22, was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500, a class D felony, criminal mischief, 1st degree, a class D felony, three counts of criminal attempt to commit theft by unlawful taking over $500, a class A misdemeanor, two counts of criminal mischief, 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor, three counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500, a class A misdemeanor, and public intoxication.
  5. Michael Harmon, 28, was charged with improper registration plate, failure to maintain insurance, theft of identity, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, and with being a persistent felony offender, 2nd
  6. Jeff T. Scott, 50, was charged with assault, 3rd degree, a class D felony, and with being a persistent felony offender, 2nd
  7. Daniel Hammond, 39, and Matthew Jones, 28, were each charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.
  8. Robert Russell, 37, was charged with trafficking in marijuana over 8 ounces, under 5 pounds, a class D felony, and with possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.
  9. Steven L. Yager, 40, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class C felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.
  10. Christian L. Spiller, 22, was charged with two counts of wanton endangerment, 1st degree, a class D felony, criminal mischief, 1st degree, a class D felony, possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor, and operating on a suspended license.
  11. Amber Jones, 44, was charged with bail jumping, 1st degree, a class D felony.
  12. Matthew R. McGowan, 18, and Nathan Kelsay, 19, were each charged with burglary, 1st degree, a class B felony, three counts of theft by unlawful taking, firearm, a class D felony, and theft by unlawful taking over $500, a class D felony.
  13. Rachel Jones, 33, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.
  14. Jonathan McElroy, 26, and Amy McElroy, 32, were each charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class C felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.
  15. Jerome Summit, 44, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree, a class D felony, and two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class D felony.
  16. Steven L. Yager, 40, and Shelby Hunt, 26, were each charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree, a class D felony.
  17. Mark Williams, 25, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class C felony, and with being a persistent felony offender, 2nd
  18. Justin A. Gregory, 39, Emily Luttrell, 26, and Bryson McFall, 26, were each charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class C felony. Gregory was also charged with being a persistent felony offender, 2nd
  19. Cayce Fowler, 21, and Kevin Dick, 44, were each charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class D felony, and trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class C felony.
  20. Dana M. Kinnett, 42, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class D felony, and with being a persistent felony offender, 2nd
  21. Michael Blakey, 53, and William E. Miller, 48, were each charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class D felony. Walter Russell, 37, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense, a class C felony. Additionally, Blakey was charged with being a persistent felony offender, 2nd degree and Miller was charged with being a persistent felony offender, 1st
  22. Latisha Goff, 31, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree, a class D felony.
  23. Timothy N. Roy, 43, was charged with rape, 1st degree, a class B felony, sodomy, 1st degree, a class A felony, incest, a class B felony, and incest, a class A felony.
  24. Annalisa Foley, 51, was charged with four counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, 2nd degree, a class D felony, and two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card under $500, a class A misdemeanor.
  25. Steven Malloy Murphy, 42, was charged with burglary 2nd degree, a class C felony, theft by unlawful taking under $500, a class A misdemeanor, theft by unlawful taking over $500, a class D felony, and burglary, 2nd degree, a class C felony.
  26. Jennifer L. Meece, 50, was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card over $500, a class D felony, and with being a persistent felony offender, 1st

WAVE News reminds you that indictments are legal accusations and do not determine guilt or innocence.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 10/31/18

 

  • Kevin D. McCoy, 45 of Eubank, arrested by KSP for Careless Driving, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, & DUI.
  • Jennifer N. Meece, 36 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card (over $500), Recieving Stolen Property (under $500), & Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Bruce T. Schefter, age 56, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License.
  • William J. Stephens, age 18, arrested by Danville Police for Operating an ATV on Roadway, Careless Driving, & Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle).

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Kenneth D. McQueary, 60 of Stanford, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for DUI-2nd Offense.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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C.U. JOB/CAREER FAIR

 

Campbellsville University will host a Job/Career Fair on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 3:30 pm. in the Student Activiy Center Building on 106 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky. The event is free and open to the public.

 

There will be numerous employers on site including Adanta Group, AdventureServe Ministries, Astra Behavioral Health, Barefoot Republic Camp, Becker Professional Education, BelFlex Staffing, Bluegrass Cellular, Campbellsville University's Virginia Ponser Flanagan Technology Training Center, Campbellsville Fire Rescue, Carl M. Brashear Radcliff Veterans Center, Christian Academy School System, Communicare Services, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Curtis Maruyasu America, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Family Heritage, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Prisons USP McCreary, FiveStar, Frost- Arnett, Grandview Nursing and Rehab, Green River State Park, Hardin Memorial Health, HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Kentucky Career Center, Kentucky Christian Academy, Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, Kentucky State Police Post, Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency, Lexington Fire Department, Learning House Inc., Louisville Metro Police, Lowe's Home Improvement, Maryhurst,

Nesco Resources, KY- Office for the Blind, People Ready Staffing, Perspecta, Sizemore & Sizemore PLLC, Taylor Regional Hospital, Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, TG Kentucky, Thrivent Financial, Transamerica, US Air Force Special Ops and Walgreens.

 

Campbellsville University will have information booths for Campbellsville University Graduate Schools, School of Business, Economics and Technology, CU Cosmetology and CU Allied Health.

 

For those interested in attending, dress appropriately and bring your resume. For more information contact Campbellsville University Career Services at (270) 789-5192 or tmelmore@campbellsville.edu.

 

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KSP PROMOTES 77 OFFICERS

 

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky State Police recognized the promotion of 77 agency officers at a ceremony held October 26, 2018 in Lexington. Two lieutenant colonels, five majors, 12 captains, 22 lieutenants and 36 sergeants were commissioned.
Local Post 15 - Columbia promotions include Lieutenant Bradley L. Stotts, Trooper Adam L. Likins, Trooper Chase M. Willis and Trooper Joshua D. Wilson.


KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders told the new promotees that in their new roles they have one of the toughest jobs around. They have to satisfy those above them while encouraging and energizing those who work for them.

 

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GREEN CO. MAN ARRESTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY

 

Greensburg Police Officer Ian McCullough, with assistance of KSP Trooper Forbis, investigated and made an arrest in connection with an alleged armed robbery that occurred on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

 

At approx. 9:00pmCT on Sunday night, Officer McCullough responded to an armed robbery call at a residence on Columbia Avenue. Two hours later, KSP located the suspect vehicle which led to the arrest of 19-year-old Dalton W. Curry of 4129 Campbellsville Road, Greensburg, KY. Curry was charged with Robbery 1st degree, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.

 

 

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SCIENCE HILL MAN ARRESTED ON MURDER CHARGES

 

A Science Hill, KY man was arrested at 7pmET on Monday, October 29, 2018 on a Pulaski County District Court Warrant for Attempted Murder.  

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck along with Sgt. Richard Smith, Deputies Zach Mayfield, Matt Bryant & Marcus Harrison located David W. Irvine, age 38, at his residence on Vaught Ridge Road in Science Hill, KY. Irvine was being sought for allegedly firing several shots at his neighbor, Michael Warren on October 28, 2018.  Mr. Warren's residence is directly across the street from Mr. Irvine. The victim was able to flee from his residence on foot without suffering injuries from the gunfire.

 

David W. Irvine was taken into custody by Sheriff Speck without incident. Two loaded handguns were recovered near the suspect at the time of his arrest. David W. Irvine remains in the Pulaski County Detention Center under $500,000 cash bond.

 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 10/29/18

 

  • JENNIFER L. BROCK, 41 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Careless Driving, & DUI.
  • ABLAZA L. SHELTON, 30 of Burnside, arrested by Burnside Police for Speeding (5 MPH Over Limit), Reckless Driving, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • ALEESHIA B. DILLAHA, 34 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, & Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
  • KARLA D. VANOVER, 69 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance, Owner to Surrender Title on Destroyed Vehicle/Trailer.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • ROBERT E. PEAVYHOUSE, age 49, arrested by Junction City Police for Menacing, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place-2nd Offense, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree.
  • GLENLEE PHILHOWER, age 36, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of, & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine & Marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • DANIELLE N. MILLER, 25 of Stanford, arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office for Burglary-2nd Degree, & Possession of Controlled Substance.
  • ZACHARY T. ALCORN, 29 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place-2nd Offense, Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Disarming a Peace Officer, Assault-3rd Degree-Police Officer, & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.
  • LUKE D. ROBINSON, 43 of Waynesburg, arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office for Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Possession of Marijuana.
  • DEREK COUCH, 51 of Mount Vernon, arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office for Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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