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MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING PURSUIT

 
(Metcalfe County, KY September 21, 2018)  On Friday September 21, 2018 at approximately 1:31 AM CST Trooper Ricky Cross was on routine patrol on KY 163 in Metcalfe County when he observed a 1998 Honda motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed. Tpr. Cross turned on his emergency lights and the operator of the motorcycle attempted to elude by quickly turning on to Cedar Flat Curtis Rd. The operator of the motorcycle then turned onto Glen Shaw Rd. and lost control when he failed to negotiate a curve.  Tpr. Cross made contact with the driver 30 year old, Anthony Garret of Sumer Shade and arrested him for Fleeing or evading police 1st degree (motor vehicle,) DUI 1st aggravating circumstance, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine,) driving too fast for traffic conditions, improperly on the left side of road and possession of drug paraphernalia. First aid was given at the scene by Barren/Metcalfe EMS, but he refused any other medical attention. Garret was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. 
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT CALLED MEETING

 
The Adair County Fiscal Court will have a Special Called Meeting on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at 9:00amCT at the Adair County Annex basement meeting room.
 
AGENDA
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
                                 
  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  2. APPROVAL TO HIRE TEMPORARY PART TIME LITTER ABATEMENT EMPLOYEE-ROBERT DEAN - $9.60 PER HOUR
  3. APPROVAL TO PURCHASE TRUCKS/EQUIPMENT AT SURPLUS AUCTION UP TO $50,000
  4. APPROVAL FOR TREASURER TO DO WIRE TRANSFER FOR TRUCKS/EQUIPMENT
  5. BUDGET TRANSFERS
  6. ADJOURN
 
This meeting is open to the public.
 

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SCAM ALERT!!

 
ATTENTION COLUMBIA-ADAIR CO. CHAMBER MEMBERS:
 
If you receive an email that says it’s from the Chamber of Commerce and is asking for money, it’s a scam! It will look official, but the email address will be incorrect. Delete...Delete...Delete because it’s a scam!
 
Ellen Zornes 
Columbia-Adair Co. Chamber Exec. Dir.
 

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COUNTY AUDITS TO BE RELEASED MONDAY

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 20, 2018) – Mike Harmon, Kentucky’s 47th Auditor of Public Accounts, announced his office will release the following county audits on Monday, September 24, and will be posted on the web at auditor.ky.gov

 

2016 Audits

Floyd County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement-Gas & Oil

Garrard County Sheriff Fee Account

Grant County Sheriff Fee Account

Livingston County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement

Rowan County Clerk Fee Account

 

2017 Audits

Adair County Clerk Fee Account

Allen County Sheriff Fee Account

Hopkins County Fiscal Court

Magoffin County Fiscal Court

Russell County Sheriff Fee Account

 

 

 

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BOYLE COUNTY DRUG BUST 9/21/18

 

On Thursday, September 20, 2018 the Boyle County Sheriff's Office conducted a search warrant at 32 E. Madison Ave. in the city of Danville, KY. This was initiated due to findings made during a lengthy drug investigation in Danville. Sheriff Robbins and numerous deputies discovered approximately 800 dosage units of Fentanyl, a very dangerous schedule II narcotic, hidden within the apartment. Deputies also discovered a large amount of cash.

 

Lamar M. Ford, 30, of Danville, KY was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl) and Driving on a Suspended License.

 

Primary investigating Deputies are Casey McCoy, Keith Addison and Tanner Abbott.

 

Ford was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center.

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL 9/21/18

 

The Liberty city Council held a special called meeting Thursday. 

 

The council approved a resolution awarding a telecommunications franchise agreement to Duo County Telecom as part of the KY Wired Project.  

 

The 2018 property tax rate will remain unchanged from last year. The council had a first reading of a garbage ordinance for the city of Liberty. Here's Mayor Steven Brown... 

 

 

The council will have a second reading of the garbage ordinance at a special meeting next week. 

 

A representative from the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission, Angel Arnett-Garner, addressed the counsel concerning the declaration of an Indigenous Peoples Day for the city of Liberty. The day is nationally recognized on Columbus Day and the council is leaning toward declaring that day as recognized by the city as well.  No action was taken. A proclamation is being prepared and will be addressed next week's special meeting. 

 

Trick-or-treating hours were set for 4-7pmET on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in the city limits. 

 

The City Council will meet again in a special session on Tuesday at 4pmET.

 

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CASEY COUNTY MEN INJURED IN TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 

Two Casey County men and another driver injured in a two vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Pulaski County.

 

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded shortly after 6am, 12 miles east of Somerset on KY 80.

 

Investigators say a 2006 Chevy Pickup, driven by 66 year old John Asher, of Corbin, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a 2009 Chevy car operated by Andrew McQueary, age 25, of Dunnville.

 

He and a passenger, Daniel Bastin, age 24 of Liberty, were treated at the scene by Somerset EMS and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment. John Asher sustained minor injuries and was treated on scene for minor injuries.  

 

Personnel from the Shopville Stab Fire Department and the Kentucky Safe Patrol also responded.

 

The investigation is ongoing by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

 

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SOMERSET WOMAN INJURED IN A SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 

One person injured in a single vehicle accident in Pulaski County early Wednesday.

 

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene about 6 miles north of Somerset at the intersection of Beech Grove Road and Oil Center Road.

 

24 year old Stetson Dick, of Somerset, told Deputies his brakes failed, causing him to lose control of a 2002 Chevrolet pickup and strike a tree.

 

A passenger, Megan Stacy, age 21, also of Somerset, was ejected from the vehicle. She was treated on scene by Somerset EMS, and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

 

Science Hill Fire personnel assisted.

 

The investigation is ongoing by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
As of 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018 the Boil Water Advisory for customers from Hwy 55 down to Russell County line on Hwy 92 and all side roads in between, and for customers from 8593 Hwy 55 South to 11099 Hwy 55 South and all side roads in between, has been lifted by the Division of Water. This means your water is safe for human consumption and you no longer have to boil your water.
 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 9/20/18

 

  • ALAN L. GADDIS, 40 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY CHAD WEDDLE WITH CASEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION, & POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPEHTAMINE).

LODGED IN THE CASEY COUNTY JAIL.

 

  • JULIE A. MOUNCE, 45 OF SOMERSET, ARRRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DUI.
  • KATELYN M. STAMPER, 20 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION (CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE).
  • CHARLES W. WHITIS, 56 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).

LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.

 

  • SARA B. SIMPSON, AGE 35, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR DUI, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.
  • AMANDA G. WROBLESKI, AGE 28, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.

LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.


ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY MARIJUANA BUST

 

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m. a Search Warrant obtained by Sgt. Evan Burton was executed at 22 Scholl Street, Jamestown, resulting in the seizure of just over one pound of Marijuana, drug paraphernalia items and one arrest.

 

Robert Russell, 37, was charged with Trafficking in Marijuana, over 8 ounces less than 5 pounds, a Class “D” Felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

 

Russell was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

 

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KY'S 2018 HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM

 

Frankfort, KY - After an extensive evaluation and review process, Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) announced today that 50 grant recipients will receive nearly $3 million under Kentucky's 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program to purchase law enforcement, fire and emergency services equipment to counter threats of terrorism in the Commonwealth.
 

  • $18,900 - City Of Campbellsville for Critical Inrastructure - Power Equipment
  • $2,800 - City of Edmonton for Critical Infrastructure - Physical Security
  • $55,000 - Marion Co. Fiscal Court for Communications - 911
  • $69,150 - Metcalfe Co. Fiscal Court for Communications - Infrastructure
  • $31,000 - City of Somerset for First Responder - Medical


"Ensuring the safety and protection of Kentucky's citizens, property and resources is of paramount importance," said Gov. Bevin. "Therefore, we take a very deliberative approach to the annual Homeland Security Grant process. Our KOHS team has carefully evaluated each application and allocated funding on the basis of most critical need." 

For the 2019 federal fiscal year, KOHS will administer $2,869,600 in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants to city and county governments, fire protection districts and area development districts to purchase first responder equipment, communications equipment and critical infrastructure protection. 

A major initiative this year was to increase the Commonwealth's ability to respond to, mitigate and recover from complex coordinated attacks. KOHS dedicated significant resources in this grant cycle toward building Kentucky's collective capacity to counter such potential threat events. Grants awarded this year will enable Jefferson County, Fayette County and the City of Benton to acquire multipurpose special operations vehicles to be used regionally to support operations well outside of these cities' borders.

"This was a particularly challenging year as KOHS received so many more grant requests than funding is available to fulfill," said KOHS Executive Director John Holiday. "This placed an even greater importance on determining how scarce grant dollars could be put to use in the most efficient and effective manner for the first responders of the Commonwealth and the people they serve throughout Kentucky."

The 2018 grant process was extremely competitive. For the current grant cycle, KOHS received 269 applications requesting nearly $17 million, nearly six times the available funds. The 50 grants awarded will be spread across 36 Kentucky counties. A major focus this year was increasing resources to deter, respond to and mitigate potential complex coordinated attacks to the Commonwealth. Many of the projects will have an anti-terrorism impact well beyond the awarded counties' borders.

"I wish we could offer funding to every county and city within the Commonwealth," Holiday stated. "Each is dealing with their own financial challenges. However, we must apply critical thinking and utilize a regional approach to allocate money based on need and greatest public safety impact." 

For a complete listing of the 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program awardees, visit: http://homelandsecurity.ky.gov/Pages/Grants.aspx.

 

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WEA & EAS TESTS POSTPONED TO OCT. 3

 
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the nationwide test of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and the Emergency Alert System (EAS), originally scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 2018, has been postponed to the back-up test date of Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  The WEA test will originate at 2:18 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and the EAS test will originate at 2:20 p.m.  The test is being rescheduled due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.  
 
All Participating Commercial Mobile Service Providers and EAS Participants are required to participate in this nationwide test.  EAS Participants shall file the “day of test” information sought by ETRS Form Two at or before 11:59 PM EDT on October 3, 2018.  EAS Participants shall file the detailed post-test data sought by ETRS Form Three on or before November 19, 2018.
 
For further information regarding the nationwide EAS test, contact Austin Randazzo, Attorney Advisor, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-1462 or austin.randazzo@fcc.gov, or Gregory Cooke, Deputy Chief, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-2351 or gregory.cooke@fcc.gov.
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 
BOIL WATER ADVISORY
 
Date Issued: 9/19/2018
Time Issued: 10:00 A.M.
 
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers Hwy 55 down to Russell County line on Hwy 92 and all side Roads in between and for customers from 8593 Hwy 55 South to 11099 Hwy 55 South and all side roads in between. 
 
The advisory has been issued due to main line leak for Jamestown Water. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure.
 
Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.
 
This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.
 

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CASEY CO. JAIL ESCAPEE

 

***UPDATE***
 

AN ESCAPEE FROM THE WORK CAMP IN LIBERTY IS NOW BACK IN CUSTODY.

LIBERTY POLICE REPORTED THAT 46-YEAR-OLD JENNIFER SHACKELFORD HAD WALKED AWAY SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT.  SHE WAS BEING HELD ON CHARGES OF THEFT, TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, AND THEFT OF IDENTITY. SHACKELFORD WAS FOUND WALKING ON BRYANT RIDGE AROUND 11AM THIS MORNING (WEDNESDAY) AND TAKEN BACK INTO CUSTODY.

 

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Liberty Police on the lookout for an escaped inmate please say 46 year old Jennifer Shackelford of Middlesboro walked away from the Work Camp last night on Campbellsville Street.


 She was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with grey sweatpants she took a shower curtain and a small black bag with her.
 She was being held on charges of theft, tampering with a witness and theft of identity. Jennifer Shackelford described as 5 feet 4 inches tall about 180 lb with dark curly hair.  Any one with information as to her whereabouts asked to contact law enforcement or Liberty Police at 606-787-6371.

 

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PULASKI MAN INJURED IN 1-CAR ACCIDENT

 

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1:19pmET, Pulaski County 911 received a call of an accident involving injuries on KY HWY 39 and Talon Way. Deputies reported that a 2004 Honda van driven by Michael T. Reilly, 67, of Eubank, KY was traveling southbound on KY 39 when he lost control of his vehicle and overturned multiple times. Mr. Reilly was ejected from his vehicle and was flown from the scene by Air Methods to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY for treatment of injuries. His medical condition is unknown at this time.  

 

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Deputies were assisted at the scene by Somerset EMS, Somerset Fire and Air Methods.

 

The investigation is ongoing by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
As of 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 the Boil Water Advisory for customers from Hwy 55 down to Russell County line on Hwy 92 and all side Roads in between, and for customers from 8593 Hwy 55 South to 11099 Hwy 55 South and all side roads in between has been lifted by the Division of Water. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.
 

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RUSSELL CO. MAN GUILTY ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2018) – Attorney General Andy Beshear announced a 54-year-old Russell County man has been found guilty of possessing and distributing child pornography. 
 
On Friday, Sept. 14, a Russell County jury found Robert Helton, of Russell Springs, guilty on five counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and five counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, class D felonies. 
 
“Improving the safety of our Kentucky children means working hard to catch and convict those who prey upon them,” Beshear said. “Our persistent law enforcement, victim advocacy and child sexual abuse prevention efforts are helping to give more Kentucky children the childhood they deserve.”  
 
The three-day jury trial resulted in guilty verdicts on all counts. The presiding judge at sentencing, set for Nov. 13, 2018, will determine a final sentence. 
 
The charges against Helton stem from a March 2014 investigation by the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Criminal Investigations, Cyber Crimes Branch. 
 
At the time, investigators executed a search warrant at Helton’s home in Russell Springs, and determined someone at the residence was using a computer to share and possess images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children. 
Investigators seized computers and electronic devices, and following an investigation and forensic exam by the Cyber Crimes Branch, Helton was indicted on the 10 counts by a Russell County grand jury in June 2014. 
 
The Russell County Sheriff’s Office and commonwealth’s attorney assisted the Cyber Crimes Branch on the case. 
The work of the Cyber Crimes Branch is part of Beshear’s core mission to keep sexual predators away from Kentucky’s families and children. 
 
Beshear’s office also supports child sexual abuse prevention programs through the administration of the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board that allocates dollars from the Child Victims’ Trust Fund.
 
In the current fiscal year, the fund is providing over $100,000 to support state and regional prevention programs, as well as $78,000 in grants to cover costs associated with more than 1,000 child sexual abuse medical exams. 
 
Beshear’s office has awarded more than $410,000 in statewide and regional Child Victims’ Trust Fund grants and trained hundreds of individuals, whose organizations serve over 100,000 Kentucky children, on how to protect them from sexual abuse. 
 
The office has also set a record pace with the arrest of more child predators than ever before.
 
Beshear said Kentuckians have a moral and legal duty to report any suspected incidence of child abuse and child sexual abuse to local law enforcement or to Kentucky’s Child Abuse hotline at 877-597-2331 or 877-KYSAFE1.
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SEPT. 20

 

The Adair County School Board will meet for a Regular School Board Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at 6:00pmCT at the Adair Co. Board Conference Room.

 

AGENDA


**Meeting called to order**

***Adair County High School will open the meeting with the Pledge of
     Allegiance***

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 OF STUDENT TEACHER AGREEMENT WITH CAMPBELLSVILLE
        UNIVERSITY

  7.   APPROVAL OF ADAIR COUNTY PRIMARY CENTER SCHOOL-WIDE FUNDRAISER

  8.   APPROVAL OF OUT-OF-STATE TRIP BY ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FFA
        STUDENTS TO INDIANAPOLIS, IN.

  9.   APPROVAL OF OUT-OF-STATE TRIP BY ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL AP
        EUROPEAN CLASS/WORLD CIVILIZATION CLASS TO NASHVILLE TN

10.   APPROVAL OF REVISED PROCEDURES 09.425 AP.1 AND 09.425 AP.2

11.   APPROVAL OF KENTUCKY INCENTIVES FOR PREVENTION (KIP) SURVEY

12.   APPROVAL TO WAIVE FEES FOR USE OF ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
        TENNIS COURTS BY LWC TENNIS TEAMS

13.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION
 _________________________________________________________

REGULAR AGENDA

14.   SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

15.   PUBLIC COMMENTS

16.   RECOGNITION OF 2017-2018 ATTENDANCE WINNERS - Robbie Harmon

17.   APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Renae Smith

18.   BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS UPDATE - David Jones

19.   APPROVAL TO PURCHASE TWO (2) NEW SCHOOL BUSSES THROUGH THE
        KISTA PROGRAM - David Jones

20.   APPROVAL TO CHANGE LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHER'S NUMBER OF
        DAYS REQUIRED TO WORK TO RECEIVE FULL PAY

21.   APPROVAL OF WORKING BUDGET FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR - Renae
        Smith

22.   ADJOURNMENT

 

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JAMESTOWN WATER DISTRICT BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
The Jamestown Water District has lifted the Boil Water Advisory on Hwy 55 from the Jct. of Hwy 379 to the Adair Co. line. The advisory was issued on Monday due to a main line break.
 

 

 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
(Adair County, September 18, 2018) On Sunday, September 16, 2018 at approx. 2:10amCT, KSP Trooper Nick Davis, Tpr. Allen Shirley and Adair County Sheriff's Deputy Joey Keith responded to a residence on Liberty Rd in Columbia investigating a possible drug complaint. While units were inside the residence, a blue Ford Ranger being operated by 31-year-old Joseph Baker of Columbia, KY pulled in the drive and parked behind the residence. As Trooper Davis walked outside to make contact with Baker, he located a shotgun in plain view of the pickup truck. While Trooper Davis was searching the vehicle, he observed Baker had attempted to discard a small red flashlight. Deputy Keith opened the flash light and located a bag of suspected methamphetamine.
 
Baker was placed under arrest and charged with: Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; Possession of Marijuana; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree,1st offense (methamphetamine); Tampering with Physical Evidence; Driving on a Suspended License 1st offense; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License; No License In possession; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; and Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance, 1st offense.
 
Baker was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. 
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY


BOIL WATER ADVISORY
Date Issued:  9/18/2018
Time Issued:  8:00amCT

 


A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers Hwy 55 South down to the Russell County line on Hwy 92 and all side Roads in between, and for customers from 8593 Hwy 55 South to 11099 Hwy 55 South and all side roads in between. The advisory has been issued due to main line leak for Jamestown Water .
            

Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes before using. This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.


For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.

 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF 2 RESOURCE OFFICERS

 

The Russell County School Board met on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Here's the Wave's Jim Leib with details . . .

 

 

 

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TRAFFIC STOP IN CASEY COUNTY LEADS TO DRUG ARRESTS

 

On Sunday, September 16, 2018 at approx. 12:30pmET, KSP Trooper Billy Begley was on routine patrol 5 miles north of Liberty, KY on Junior Murphy Rd when he observed the operator of a red 2007 Pontiac not wearing a seatbelt. Trooper Begley initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver of the vehicle, 34-year-old Jason Luttrell and a passenger, 33-year-old Nicole Dempsey both of Liberty, KY. Deputy Weddle and Constable Mondie arrived on scene to assist. Consent to search was given and Officers located a syringe in Luttrell’s front pocket. In the vehicle they located a small bag of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and an unidentified prescription pill. Tpr. Begley searched a purse belonging to Dempsey and located a syringe and a glass smoke pipe with residue inside of it.

 

Trooper Begley placed both subjects under arrest and transported them to the Casey County Detention Center. When Tpr. Begley arrived at the jail, he found two additional small bags of suspected methamphetamine in his back seat that weren’t there prior to their arrest.

 

Luttrell was charged with Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, DUI 1st, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (<2 grams methamphetamine), Tampering with Physical Evidence, Promoting Contraband 1st degree, Failure to Produce Insurance Card and Wanton Endangerment-2nd degree (police officer).

 

Dempsey was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (<2 grams methamphetamine), Tampering with Physical Evidence, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree.

 

Trooper Begley was assisted by the Casey County Sheriffs office and a Casey County Constable.

 

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FARM SAFETY & HEALTH WEEK

 
Frankfort, KY - Farmers put their health, and even their lives, on the line to provide the food and fiber we all depend on, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said in proclaiming the week of Sept. 16-22 as Farm Safety and Health Week.

"Farmers encounter many hazards in their work from machinery, livestock, chemicals, extreme weather, and other factors," Commissioner Quarles said. "A death or injury on the farm is a tragedy in itself, but it also can disrupt the operation and even result in the loss of the farm. I encourage all Kentucky farmers and farm workers to put safety first at all times during Farm Safety and Health Week and all year long."

Commissioner Quarles pointed out that some farmers must move large, heavy machinery on the roadways, especially during peak harvest season in the fall, and he urged Kentucky motorists to take extra care when encountering a tractor, combine, or other farm implement.

To commemorate Farm Safety and Health Week, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's (KDA) Farm & Home Safety Program will conduct a Pep Rally for Life on Sept. 13 in Murray. High school students will watch as local emergency responders treat "victims" of a mock farm accident.

"It's important to encourage our young people to establish safe habits at an early age," Commissioner Quarles said. "Making safety a priority can reduce the risk of harm and even save lives."

The Farm & Home Safety Program travels to schools, civic group meetings, and major events such as the National Farm Machinery Show and the Kentucky State Fair. Program staff use a rollover tractor simulator, a miniature grain bin and wagon, a power takeoff (PTO), an anhydrous ammonia tank, and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to demonstrate some of the hazards of farming and rural life.

The number of fatalities in agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting in Kentucky totaled 13 in 2017, according to the Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program's annual report.
 
 

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ADAIR COUNTY BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 

As of 2:08pm on September 17, 2018 the boil water advisory for customers from 45 Hwy 900 to 2700 Hwy 900, Powell Creek Road, Arlis Grant Road, Joe Tom Grant Road, Crocus View Road, and Wellie Grant Road has been lifted by the Division of Water. This means your water is safe for human consumption and you no longer have to boil your water.

 

 

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VOTER INFORMATION

 
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 is the last day to register to vote in the November 6th General Election. The Adair Co. Clerk's Office has sent answers to some frequently asked questions. 
 
How do I register to vote:  Adair County Clerk’s Office, 424 Public Square Suite3, Columbia, KY (by submitting a voter registration card by mail or in person), or online at http://govoteky.com
 
How do I check to see if I am registered to vote? You can verify your voter registration online at http://govoteky.com or coming into the Clerk’s Office or calling 270-384-2801
 
Do I have to register before each election? No, once you have register to vote, you do not have to re-register for each election.  Re-registration is necessary only if you have moved or legally changed your name.
 
I recently moved, do I have to update my registration? Yes, updating your registration is necessary if you have moved or legally changed your name.  You can make updates to your registration online, or by submitting a voter registration application by mail or in person.
 
The deadline to register has passed; can I still update my registration?  No, once the voter registration deadline has passed, the voter registration rolls are frozen until after the next election.  Any changes made after the deadline, please come to the Clerk’s Office or call 270-384-2801.
 
I am U.S. Citizen residing overseas or military, how do I register to vote?  For information on how to register or obtain a ballot, visit Military and Overseas Voters (http://govoteky.com/voters/pages/military-or-overseas-voters)
 
I am 17 years old, can I register to vote? State law allows for pre-registration at 17 years of age, but you must be 18 years of age on or before the next General Election Day (November 6) to vote.  
 
For additional information or questions, contact your local County Clerk's office. In Adair Co., the number is 270-384-2801.
 

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JAMESTOWN BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 

The Jamestown Water District has issued a Boil Water Advisory in effect until further notice due to a main break from the junction of Hwy 379 to the Adair County line on Hwy 55. This includes all side roads for this section of 55. Any water used for consumption should be bought to a boil for at least 3 minutes.

 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 
As of 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2018 a Boil Water Advisory is in effect for consumers of the Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers from 45 Hwy 900 to 2700 Hwy 900, Powell Creek Road, Arlis Grant Road, Joe Tom Grant Road, Crocus View Road and Wellie Grant Road. The advisory has been issued due to main line leak. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply, therefore the boil water advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes before using.
 
This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.
 
For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.
 

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ADAIR MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING POLICE PURSUIT

 

(Adair County, September 17, 2018) On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at approximately 4:45pmCT, KSP Trooper Allen Shirley was on routine patrol on KY S61 in Adair County when he observed a black 1985 Kawasaki motorcycle traveling southbound at a high rate of speed. The driver began to flee when Trooper Shirley attempted to initiate a traffic stop. After fleeing approx. 5 miles, the driver of the motorcycle, 36 year old Benjamin Issacs of Breeding, KY pulled over on the shoulder of the roadway. 
 
Trooper Shirley arrested and charged Issacs with Speeding 26 MPH over the Speed Limit, Reckless Driving, Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree, (motor vehicle), Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance 1st offense, No Registration Receipt, No Registration Plate, Operating on Suspended or Revoked License, and Improper Passing. A passenger on the motorcycle, 36-year-old Amanda Reidenbach of Breeding, KY was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Indiana.
 
Both subjects were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. 

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS 9/17/18

 

Jason E. Luttrell, 34 of Liberty, KY arrested by KSP Trooper Begley for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, DUI, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Tampering with Physical Evidence, Promoting Contraband-1st Degree, No Insurance, Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree (Police Officer), & Probation Violation for Felony Offense.

 

Hope N. Dempsey, 33 of Liberty, KY arrested by KSP Trooper Begley for Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Trafficking in Controlled Sbustance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Resisting Arrest.

 

Ricky Robbins, 50, of Liberty, KY arrested by Officer Grider with Liberty Police for DUI, Failure to Transfer a Vehicle, No Insurance, & License to be in Possession.

 

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

James F. Jasper, 61 of Somerset, KY arrested by KSP for No Insurance, Rear License Not Illuminated, Failure to Dim Headlights, Reckless Driving, & DUI-3rd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance).

 

Crystal L. Hines, 32 of Science Hill, KY arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

 

Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.

 

William R. Hacker, age 20, arrested by Danville Police for Obstructing a Highway, DUI, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Tiffany Southernland, age 28, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

 

Stewart W. Chritison, age 51, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

 

Dakota A. Noe, age 20, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Theft by Unlawful Taking (Firearm), Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Violation of a KY EPO/DVO.

 

Natalie M. Noe, age 18, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Theft by Unlawful Taking (Firearm), & Tampering with Physical Evidence.

 

Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.

 

Shannon L. Snow, 34 of Kings Mountain, KY arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office for Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Indecent Exposure-1st Degree, & Assault-4th Degree.

 

Anthony C. McCool, 46 of Crab Orchard, KY arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, & Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

 

Mary Caruso, 39 of Stanford, KY arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office for Burglary-2nd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500), & Receiving Stolen Property (over $10,000).

 

Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.

 

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

 

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ONE PERSON INJURED IN 3 CAR ACCIDENT IN MARION COUNTY

 

KSP Trooper Clint Bale is investigating a  3-vehicle collision that occurred on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at approximately 5:26pmET, 8.6 miles east of Lebanon on Danville Hwy.  62 year old Shirley Lee of Lebanon, KY was traveling east on Danville Hwy in a 2008 Saturn Vue when she slowed down to make a right turn. Audrianna Clark, age 29 of Gravel Switch, KY was traveling east on Danville Hwy in a 2010 Ford Fusion when she slowed down after observing the vehicle in front of her slowing down to make a turn. Athena Abell, age 37 of Gravel Switch, KY was also traveling east on Danville Hwy in a 2002 Ford F250 when she failed to see the vehicles in front of her slowed down causing her to strike Clark’s vehicle in the back. Clark’s vehicle overturned causing it to strike Lee’s vehicle in the rear end. 

 

Clark was transported to Springview Hospital by Marion County EMS. Lee and Abell were uninjured. All occupants were wearing a seatbelt. 

 

Trooper Bale was also assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and Gravel Switch Fire and Rescue.

 

 

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JURY TRIAL RESULTS IN 20 YEAR SENTENCE RECOMMENDED FOR ADAIR CO. MAN

 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 – On Thursday, September 13, 2018, an Adair County Circuit Court jury convicted Phillip W. Mattingly, age 64, of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Other Substance Which Impairs Driving Ability (DUI), 4th Offense. The jury also convicted Mattingly of being a 1st-Degree Persistent Felony Offender and recommended that he serve 20 years in prison – the maximum punishment possible. 
 
According to testimony, Columbia Police Officer Josh Brockman received a call from a local business owner at approximately 7:00pmCT on September 27, 2017 who reported a possible drunk driver leaving his business on North Highway 55 in Columbia. Officer Brockman responded and caught up with the vehicle on North Highway 55 and observed the vehicle cross the centerline multiple times. The vehicle, operated by Mattingly, was stopped by Officer Brockman on KY 551. Brockman testified that Mattingly admitted that he had been drinking and that Mattingly appeared to be manifestly under the influence of alcohol. Mattingly refused to submit to tests of his blood, breath, and/or urine when requested by Officer Brockman. 
 
Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Wright prosecuted the case and presented evidence pertaining to the DUI in the first stage of the trial. During the penalty phase of the trial, Wright introduced evidence concerning Mattingly’s prior criminal record, including certified copies of three prior DUI convictions within the past 10 years. Wright also presented evidence that since 1993, Mattingly had been convicted of a total of eight prior DUIs and a total of eleven prior felonies, as well as numerous other criminal convictions in Marion, Taylor, Nelson, Warren, Washington, and Jefferson Counties. After hearing evidence pertaining to Mattingly’s prior criminal history, the jury deliberated for approximately 10 minutes before returning with their verdict fixing Mattingly’s punishment at 20 years’ imprisonment. Formal sentencing is scheduled for November 27, 2018 before Adair Circuit Judge Judy Vance Murphy.
 

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

 

The Wave's Jim Leib has news from Thursday's Russell Springs City Council meeting . . .

 

 

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R.C. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SEPT. 17

 
The Russell County Board of Education will meet on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Russell County High School (Library).
 
AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. Recognition: Russell County Education Association (RCEA) Teacher of the Month: Debbie Wilson
5. School Safety Director Jackie Grider will introduce new School Resource Officers: Troy Young & Jeremie West
6. Consent Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Payment of Bills
  • School Activity Fund Reports
  • Financial Report
  • Personnel Report
  • Field Trips
7. Russell County School Nutrition-Amendment to Procurement Procedure
8. Approval of Working Budget for SY 2018-2019 (FY 19)
9. Revised Section 6 Fund Allocations "KERA Money"
10. Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) / Literacy Specialist Position Funding
11. Shortened School Day for Student I.D.#S19-01
12. Fund Raiser Approvals
13. Out of State and/or Overnight Trips
14. Contracts & Memorandum of Agreements
15. Central Kentucky Aquatic Team, Inc. (Russell Co. ANC Facility Use Agreement)
16. Public Comment
17. Adjournment
 

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2-VEHICLE JAMESTOWN COLLISION INJURES ADAIR CO. MAN

 
A 2-vehicle accident this morning (Thursday) in Jamestown, KY injured an Adair Co. man. 
 
According to the Jamestown Police Department, the collision occurred at 10:50amCT at the intersection of US 127 Business and the 127 Bypass. Todd A. Herndon, 50, of Batavia, Ohio, was driving a 2015 Freightliner southbound on US 127 Business and was stopped at the traffic light at the intersection of the 127 Bypass when his vehicle was struck from behind by a 2012 Ford Box van being driven by Joseph Q. Graves, 31, of Columbia, KY.
 
Graves was treated at the scene by Russell County EMS and then transported to Russell County Hospital. Neither Herndon or his passenger, Raymond McKinney, 44, of Erlanger received injuries.
 
The collision is being investigated by Jamestown City Police Chief Jeff Kerns. Assisting at the scene were Russell County EMS, the Russell County Sheriff’s Office and the Jamestown Fire Department.

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CASEY COUNTY INDICTMENTS 9/13/18

 

  • Daniel T. Abell (26), Liberty: Bail Jumping-1st Degree.
  • Anna L. Scott (49), Liberty:   Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/3rd Offense (Methamphetamine).
  • Billy J. Carmicle (54), Yosemite:    Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/3rd Offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & Public Intoxication.
  • Linda S. Maynard (38), Liberty:      Assault-4th Degree/3rd Offense (Domestic Violence).
  • Johnathan W. Harmon (21), Elk Horn:    Fraudulent Use of Credit Card (over $500).
  • Michael A. Tetrault (26), Liberty:    Receiving Stolen Property (over $500); 4 counts-Persistent Felony Offender-1st Degree; Obscuring the Identity of a Machine (over $500); DUI; Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License; No Insurance; Expired Registration Plates; No Registration Receipt; Failure to Wear Seat Belts; Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500); & Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $10,000).
  • Larry N. Bryant (39), Liberty: Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (Buprenorphine); DUI (Aggravating Circumstance); & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License.
  • Kenneth M. Wheeler (60), Lawrenceburg:        Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Oxycodone); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (Buprenorphine); Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (Alprazolam); Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License; & Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.

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We remind our listeners that indictments are legal accusations and do not determine guilt or innocence.

 

 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT CALLED MEETING SEPT. 14

 
The Adair Co. Fiscal Court will have a Special Called Meeting on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at 9:00amCT at the Adair Co. Annex basement meeting room. 
 
AGENDA
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
 
  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  2. SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER DISCUSSION
  3. ADJOURN
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 

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"ALL IN FOR LWC FUNDRAISER" REACHES GOAL!

 
Lindsey Wilson College blew by the 3,000 donor goal and achieved 3,572 donors in 48-hours and added nearly $1.4 million to scholarship aid in this year's Chair's Challenge fundraising drive.
 
The drive was motivated by Lindsey Wilson College Board of Trustees and chair, Adair County native Allan Parnell, who offered to donate $1 million toward LWC student scholarship aid if 3,000 donors made gifts during the 48-hour period between September 11-12, 2018. This marked the 5th year in which Parnell has issued a 48-hour challenge.
 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

 
The Columbia City Council met on Wednesday evening to a short, but very important agenda. The 2018 Ad Valorem tax rate was reduced from last year's rate, good news for City of Columbia property owners. According to Mayor Curtis Hardwick, the decrease was due to an increase in property values. 
 
More good news for walkers and runners in the Greensburg Street area. The bid from Mid State Construction was accepted for the reconstruction sidewalk project and crosswalk addition.
 

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ADAIR CO. INDICTMENTS - SEPT. 12

 
An Adair County Grand Jury has returned indictments against 7 individuals:
 
  1. James T. Hash, Bridgeport Circle, Columbia, KY - Charged with 96 counts. Counts 1-16 - Rape, 1st degree. Counts 17-32 - Sodomy, 1st degree. Counts 33-48 - Sexual abuse, 1st degree. Counts 49-64 - Rape, 1st degree. Counts 65-80 - Sodomy, 1st degree. Counts 81-96 - Sexual abuse, 1st degree. Bail set at $100,000 cash.
  2. Tyler Jospeh Salmon, Yates St., Columbia, KY - Count 1 - Trafficking in marijuana, 8oz-5lbs, 1st offense. Count 2 - Possession of drug paraphernalia. 
  3. Nikki Lynn Riter, Guthrie St., Columbia, KY -  Count 1 - Trafficking in marijuana, 8oz-5lbs. Count 2 - Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense. Count 3 - Possession of drug paraphernalia. 
  4. Armando Penaloza, aka Armendo Penaloza, Carrie Bolin Dr., Columbia, KY - Count 1 - Assault, 2nd degree. Count 2 - Alcohol intoxication in a public place. 
  5. Aylia R. Hurt, Beech Rd., Burkesville, KY - Count 1 - Promoting contraband, 1st degree. Count 2 - Possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree. Count 3 - Possession of a controlle substance, 3rd degree. 
  6. Billy Huddleston, Jr., Hwy 768 E., Columbia, KY - Count 1 - Video Voyeurism. Count 2 - Voyeurism. Count 3 - Promoting a minor under age sixteen in a sexual performance. Count 4 - Promoting a minor under age sixteen in a sexual performance. Count 5 - Criminal attempt to commit promoting a minor under age 16 in a sexual performance. 
  7. Stephanie L. Cruse, Sam Gentry Rd., Greensburg, KY - Count 1 - Trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, 10+ DU opiates. 

 

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WATER IN RUSSELL CO. TURNED OFF FOR MAINTENANCE

 

The water in certain areas of Russell County will be shut down this week in order to do scheduled maintenance. Water will be turned off on Bluebird Drive, a section of Lakeway Drive from the Cumberland Parkway down to Hwy 127, including Remington Estates and the Jimmy Avenue area. This will take place at approx. 8:00amCT on Thursday, September 13, 2018 and these areas will be under a Boil Water Advisory after the water is turned back on. The advisory will be lifted as soon as results are received, possibly by midday on Friday, September 14, 2018.
 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

 

The Columbia City Council met on Monday evening in special session. Jim Leib has details....

 

 

 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 

As of 8:55 a.m. on September 12, 2018 the boil water advisory for customers from 591 Bull Run Road to 2164 Bull Run Road and Dwight Curry Road has been lifted by the Division of Water. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.
 

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ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET TUESDAY

 

The Adair County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Here's the Wave's Jim Leib . . .

 

 

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2 TENNESSEE RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN A.C. FOR SHOPLIFTING

 

28-year-old Mark Higgason and 27-year-old Kera Elrod of Tennessee were arrested Wednesday morning, September 12, 2018 after an Adair County Deputy spotted a vehicle on Burkesville Road matching the description of an auto that had fled from Wal-Mart in Columbia after stealing several items. A traffic stop was conducted and several stolen items were found in the vehicle.

 

Higgason was arrested and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500.00 and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under The Influence of Alcohol/Drugs. Passenger Kara Elrod was arrested on charges of Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500.00, Possession of Marijuana, and on two outstanding Barren County warrants.

 

Both were lodged in the Adair County Jail.

 

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TAYLOR CO. TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 
(Taylor County, KY September 11, 2018) On Friday, September 7, 2018 at approximately 9:47pmET, Trooper Clint Bale was on routine patrol in the limits of Campbellsville on S. Central Avenue, when he observed a silver 2002 Nissan Altima with one headlight illuminated. Prior to initiating a traffic stop, Trooper Bale observed the driver throw, what appeared to be a prescription pill container, out of the window. 25 year old Deshawn Douglas of Lebanon, KY was detained while Trooper Bale retrieved the item thrown from the vehicle. Douglas confessed the container had cocaine and Lortabs in it.
 
Douglas was arrested and charged with Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (cocaine), Tampering with physical evidence, One headlight, Failure to or improper signal, Possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree (drug unspecified), Possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree (drug unspecified) and Prescription controlled substance not in proper container - 1st offense.
 
Douglas was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. 
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 

Date Issued: 9/11/2018
Time Issued: 9:50 A.M.
 
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers from 591 Bull Run Road to 2164 Bull Run Road and Dwight Curry Road. The advisory has been issued due to main line Leak.       
 
Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.
 
 
This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.
 

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GREENSBURG CITY COUNCIL MET SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

Greensburg City Council met Monday, September 10, 2018. Mike Wilson has the news . . .

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH

The Russell County Fiscal Court met Monday, September, 10, 2018. Jim Leib has more . . .

 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING SEPT. 11

 
The Adair County Fiscal Court will have a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at 6:00pmCT 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      
A.) August 13, 2018 Special-Regular
B.) August 20, 2018 Special
      
3. DISBURSEMENTS
4. REPORTS  
A.)  SHERIFF'S REPORT
B.)  ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT 
C.)  G.R.A.S. REPORT 
          D.)  COMMITTEE REPORTS
          E.)  JAIL REPORT
 
5. TREASURER
A.) Treasurer’s Report
 
6. BUDGET AMENDMENTS 
7. TRANSFERS
A.)  LINE TO LINE TRANSFERS
B.)  FUND TO FUND TRANSFERS
 
8.    COURT ORDERS
9.    READING OF ROADS
 
10. ACTION  ITEMS:
 
A.) Setting County Tax Rates
B.) Acceptance of SPGE Tax Rates
  1. Soil Conservation District
  2. Extension District
  3. Library District
  4. Hospital District
  5. School District
  6. Ambulance District
  7. Health District
  8. Airport District
C.) Approval to sign Litter Abatement Grant
D.) Removal of Spraying Incentive for Road Dept. Employee
E.) Board Appointment-Hospital Board (fill expired term of Richard Grant)
F.) Board Appointment – Parks & Rec Board
G.) Personnel – Possible Hire for Litter Abatement
H.) Approval to advertise for Recycling Trailers (grant money)
I.) Approval of Bid for Parks & Rec Floor contingent to City Approval
J.) Conservation District Dead Animal Program Funding Request
K.) Appointment of Medical Director for E911 Center
L.) TAC Officer Incentive Pay
M.) Updates for Online Banking
N.) Emergency Homeless Shelter – JOY Ministries
                                                                                                                      
11.  OTHER BUSINESS
12.  PUBLIC COMMENTS
13.  ADJOURN
 
This meeting is open to the public.
 

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CLINTON COUNTY WOMAN KILLED IN TWO-VEHICLE COLLISION

 

(Clinton County September 10, 2018) Trooper Jason Warinner is investigating a two vehicle collision that occurred on September 9th, 2018 at approximately 12:15 PM CST on Hwy 90 at the intersection of Hwy 558. 


Lillie Griffin, 81, of Albany, KY was operating a 2004 Nissan passenger car westbound on KY 90 attempting to turn on Ky 558 when she failed to yield the right of way of the oncoming eastbound vehicle operated by Steven Willoughby, 29, of Wichester, KY. Willoughby, unable to stop, collided with Griffin, striking her vehicle on the passenger side. Griffin and a passenger in the Willoughby vehicle, 57 year old Linville Willoughby, were wearing seatbelts. Steven Willoughby was unrestrained.  All occupants were transported to the Medical Center in Albany where Griffin was pronounced deceased by the Clinton County Coroner. Linville and Steven Willoughby were treated and released with minor injuries. 

 

Trooper Warinner was assisted at the scene by additional Kentucky State Police personnel, Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, Clinton County EMS, and the Clinton County Fire Department. 

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ADAIR COUNTY MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE COLLISION

 

(Adair County September 10, 2018) Trooper Billy Begley is investigating a collision that occurred on September 9th, 2018 at approximately 9:28 AM CST on Fairplay Road 1 Mile south of Columbia. Eldridge Hoover, age 85 of Columbia, was operating a 2005 Nissan truck southbound on Fairplay Road when he dropped off the right shoulder of the road, overcorrected and overturned striking a utility pole, coming to final rest in a creek.  Hoover was wearing a seat belt; he was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adair County Coroner.

 

Trooper Begley was assisted at the scene by additional members of the Kentucky State Police, Columbia Police Department, Adair County Sheriff’s Department, EMS, Fire and Rescue. 

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2 MARION CO. TEENS DEAD FOLLOWING EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT

 
This morning (Sunday, Sept. 9) at 12:26amET, the Marion Co. Sheriff's Office received a report of a 1-vehicle collision on St. Joe Road (Hwy 412) approx. 4 miles west of Lebanon, KY. 16-year-old Davis M. Rafferty of Lebanon, KY was operating a 1999 Ford pickup truck when he lost control in a curve. The vehicle traveled off the right shoulder of the roadway, then re-entered the roaway and crossed to the opposite lane before exiting off the left shoulder and striking several trees before coming to rest in a wooded area.
 
Two passengers, 17-year-old Joseph M. Robey and 17-year-old Timothy A. Smith both from the St. Francis community of Marion County, KY were prounced dead at the scene by the Marion Co. Coroner. Three other passengers were 16 & 17 year old males from Marion Co. All were terated at the scene and transported to Springview Hospital by Marion Co. EMS. 
 
Deputy Sheriff Tristan Hayden is in charge of the investigation. Raywick Fire and Marion County Rescue assisted at the scene. 
 

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ANOTHER MYSTERIOUS ANIMAL DEATH IN MONROE CO.

 
Another animal has been found dead under unusual circumstances in Monroe County.
 
According to WBKO channel 13, a calf was found dead Saturday in the same general area where a number of other animals have been found killed. It is unclear if any of the deaths are connected. Three horses, a pit bull and a husky were found dead recently in the Bill Butler Spur area of Tompkinsville. Authorities believed at first the animals might have been killed by a wild animal, but fish and wildlife officials later said that did not appear to be the case.
 
The incidents remain under investigation.

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ILLEGAL GAMBLING MACHINES SEIZED IN CASEY CO.

 
According to the Casey County Sheriff's Office, a total of 21 illegal gambling machines were seized from around the area Thursday morning. The Sheriff's Office executed four search warrants resulting in the seizure of machines from the Valero Gas Station, Crockett Trail General Store, S & T Market, and Breeden & Withers Grocery.
 
No other details are available at this time.
 

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2 R.C. DRUG ARRESTS

 

 

 
An investigation by Russell Co. Deputy Sheriff Evan Burton resulted in the arrest of two persons Thursday afternoon on multiple drug related charges. 
 
At approximately 12:45pmCT, Deputy Burton made contact with 32-year-old Casey M. Glover (aka Casey Montgomery) and 30-year-old Clifton Daniel Bault in the parking lot of the Eli Plaza. During the investigation Deputy Burton deployed K-9 Matt, who detected the odor of controlled substances coming from the vehicle Glover and Bault were in. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 13 grams of "crystal meth" in Glover's handbag as well as pills and drug paraphernalia items.
 
Glover was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams of meth), Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bault was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 
 
Both were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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MORE RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS

 

Darren Neat, 49, of Russell Springs, KY was arrested at 1:25amCT on Friday, September 7, 2018 on a probation violation for a felony offense.

 

Perrone Marcum, 36, Russell Springs, KY was arrested at 2:05amCT on Friday, September 7, 2018 for Contempt of Court Libel/Slander Resistance to Order.

 

Both were lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.

 

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R.C. MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT

 
(Russell County, KY September 7, 2018) On Friday, September 7, 2018 at approximately 1:30amCT Trooper Billy Begley was informed by a third party that a female had been assaulted by her boyfriend two days ago. Trooper Begley spoke with Mellissa Loy, who stated she was assaulted by her boyfriend, Ricky Roy on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.  At approximately 2:20amCT, Trooper Begley located and arrested 46-year-old Ricky Roy of Russell Springs, KY on Decatur Rd. Roy was charged with Assault 2nd (Domestic Violence) and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. 
 

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ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP IN TAYLOR CO. LEADS TO ARREST

 
(Taylor County, KY September 7, 2018) On September 6th, 2018 at approximately 9:27pmET, Trooper Clint Bale was on routine patrol in the city limits of Campbellsville on South Central Avenue, when he observed the operator of a 1988 dodge pickup not wearing a seatbelt. As Trooper Bale followed the vehicle, the operator made a quick turn onto Carden Street and then Eggers Street without giving a turning signal. Trooper Bale then initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, 24 year old Jason Atwood of Campbellsville, KY and a passenger, 33 year old Michael Ryan of Scottsboro Alabama. Mr. Atwood consented to a vehicle search. Officer French located a small bag between the driver and passenger seat with a glass smoke pipe containing white residue inside of it and a clear bag containing a white crystal like substance, believed to be methamphetamine. 
 
Jason Atwood was arrested and charged with Failure to Wear Seatbelts, Failure to or Improper Signal, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance, Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operator's License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (drug unspecified).  Michaed Ryan was arrested on outstanding bench warrants.
 
Both subjects were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. Trooper Bale was assisted by Campbellsville Police.
 

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COLUMBIA SIDEWALK PROJECT BID OPENING SEPT. 10

 
There will be a bid opening on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Columbia City Hall at 3:00pmCT to receive bids for the Greensburg Street/Sidewalk Reconstruction Project - Proposed Sidewalk & Pedestrian Crossing. All previously advertised requirements must be met prior to submittal. 

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COMER RECEIVES "TAXPAYERS' FRIEND AWARD" FOR VOTING RECORD ON FISCAL ISSUES

 
WASHINGTON, DC - The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has recognized Congressman Comer for having one of the strongest voting records in Washington, DC with regards to his attention to fiscal issues and watching out for the interests of taxpayers. Congressman Comer has been a dedicated supporter for lowering taxes and maintaining the characteristics of limited government and economic freedom. This year, Congressman Comer is one of only 66 House members to earn the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for his distinguished voting record during the 2017 Congressional session.
 
“This is a huge honor for me. I’ve worked diligently to do my part to ensure the government is operating effectively and not unnecessarily interfering in the lives of American citizens, especially when it comes to the use of taxpayer funds. It is my responsibility to my constituents to oversee good stewardship of taxpayer dollars, and I’m eager to continue my work to eliminate wasteful spending and protect Americans’ hard-earned dollars,” Congressman Comer said. 
 
NTU, which has arguably the best, most comprehensive fiscal policy scorecard, included 98 Senate votes and 198 House votes in the 2017 scorecard. NTU’s rating program is designed to calculate a Member’s voting record on fiscal responsibility by evaluating every vote that has an impact on tax, spending, trade, and regulatory policy utilizing a methodical weighting system. Congressman Comer scored 88 percent (an “A” rating) on the group’s rating scale, the highest of the Kentucky House delegation. In comparison, the House average was just 51 percent, while the Senate’s average was 44 percent.
 
“Only lawmakers with a voting record that is the best-of-the-best will earn NTU’s Taxpayers’ Friend Award,” said Pete Sepp, president of NTU. “Congressman Comer has demonstrated a tireless commitment to supporting taxpayers’ interests in Washington, and a dedication to solving the government’s tax-and-spend problems with action rather than just words. Fixing America’s budget problems takes hard work, and he has been doing that work every single day.”
 
NTU has recognized Representatives and Senators since 1979 who annually earn high voting scores to qualify them for the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award.” See NTU’s full 2017 congressional scorecard and further analysis here.
 

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OFFICIALS MEET TO DISCUSS COLUMBIA BYPASS

 

Adair County Judge Executive Mike Stephens hosted a meeting near the intersection of the Columbia Bypass and Burkesville Road on Wednesday afternoon to discuss what can be done to stop the wrecks at this intersection. Representative Bam Carney was there and spoke with the WAVE's Lisa Clark following the meeting.

 

 

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MARION CO.MAN DROWNS IN GREEN RIVER

 

A Marion County man died after he fell from his boat into Green River Lake on Wednesday in Taylor County.

 
Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook told 99.9 The Big Dawg that 64 year old John Switser drown after falling from the boat. Witnesses say that Switser's boat was traveling in circles when it was noticed that he had fallen from the watercraft into the lake. Switser's body was pulled from Green River just before 6:00pmET this afternoon. 
 
The boating mishap occurred at 11:00amCT on Wednesday morning near Emerald Isle Marina just off Smith Ridge Road in Taylor County.
 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE RESTAURANT WORKER DIAGNOSED WITH HEP A

 
A Druther's Restaurant food prep worker has Hepatitis A, according to officials from the Taylor County Health Department and Lake Cumberland District Health Department. The report states that while it is rare for restaurant patrons to become infected with the hepatitis A virus due to an infected food handler, anyone who consumed food or drink at Druther’s Restaurant Aug. 14 through Aug. 26 may consider the Hepatitis A vaccination," the release stated. Druther's is cooperating fully and working on getting all employees vaccinated.
 

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R.C. FISCAL COURT & ROAD COMMITTEE MEETINGS SEPT. 10

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will have a SPECIAL CALLED MEETING  in conjunction with the Road Committee on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at 5:30pmCT. The committee will discuss road repairs and safety & other issues relating to the operation of the Road Dept.
 
 
The Russell County Fiscal Court Meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at 6:00pmCT.
 
AGENDA 
 
  • WELCOME, PLEDGE & OPENING PRAYER 
  • MINUTES 
  • PAY BILLS 
  • DETENTION CENTER REPORT 
  • TREASURER’S MONTHLY SETTLEMENT REPORT 
  • AE TRANSFERS & PRE-APPROVAL OF END OF QUARTER TRANSFERS 
  • TRANSFER $10,000.00 FROM ABC FUND TO GENERAL FUND – REPAY START UP COSTS 
  • ROCKET DOCKET – MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT RENEWAL 
  • INTERLOCAL ROAD AGREEMENT – RC FISCAL COURT & CITY OF JAMESTOWN 
  • TAX RATES FOR SPECIAL DISTRICTS 
  • AMBULANCE GRANT 
  • 2ND READING - PARTIAL CLOSURE OF FOLEY ROAD 
  • ADJOURN 
 

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GREEN RIVER LAKE DROWNING

 

A drowning has occurred at Green River Lake off Smith Ridge Road near the Emerald Isle Marina area. No other details are available at this time.

 

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2-YEAR-OLD BARREN CO. TODDLER DIES AFTER ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING

 
A 2-year-old Barren Co. toddler who was accidentally shot by a sibling, has died.
 
The Barren County Sheriff's Office investigated the accidental shooting Tuesday morning around 8:45. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The department said the shooting happened at an Amish home on Buck Creek Road. Detectives determined a 2-year-old was shot by a juvenile sibling while the sibling was handling a loaded rifle. The children had been upstairs to get some items for a parent prior to the shooting. 
 

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BE AWARE OF THE GRANDPARENT SCAM!

 
 
Our grandparents are often among the most important people in our lives. As we celebrate them on September 9, know that they are at risk for the “grandparent scam.” Here’s how grandparents are targeted. 
 
HOW IT WORKS: 
 
  • You get a frantic call from someone claiming to be your grandson or granddaughter.  The caller says there’s an emergency and asks you to send money right away. But there’s a good chance this is an imposter trying to steal your money through the “Grandparent Scam.”   
  • Scammers usually claim to be in a desperate situation, such as being involved in a car accident or needing money to get out of a legal mess. The caller poses as your grandchild, or a law enforcement officer or attorney calling on your grandchild’s behalf – whatever it takes to sound convincing. 
     
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
 
  • The caller may have personal information, such as family member’s names that they could have found on social media sites.
  • The caller will likely ask that you send the money by wire transfer or gift card.
  • They will likely beg you to not tell anyone. 
     
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
 
  • Try to reach the person the caller is claiming to be directly. If you can’t reach him or her, contact a friend or family member to try and validate the emergency.
  • Ask some questions that would be hard for an imposter to answer, like a pet’s name or a mother’s birthday.
  • Don't send money unless you're sure the situation is real. 
 
When it comes to fraud, vigilance is our number one weapon. You have the power to protect yourself and your loved ones from scams. Please share this alert with friends and family.
 
 

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ADAIR WOMAN ARRESTED IN FRIDAY THEFT

 

An Adair County woman was charged with theft after investigation of stolen appliances.


On Friday, August 31, 2018 the Columbia Police department responded to a reported theft in the 500 block of West Barbee Street. During the investigation, police discovered that an air conditioning unit and a kitchen stove had been stolen from the property. On Monday, September 3, 2018 Officer Josh Brockman located the items on New Concord Road and returned them to the owner. 


36-year-old Jessica Morrison of Columbia, KY was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500 and lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.

 

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ANOTHER ACCIDENT HAS OCCURRED ON THE COLUMBIA BYPASS

 
The second serious accident in four days occurred on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2018 on the Columbia Bypass, at the intersection of the Bypass & Burkesville Road. Columbia Police investigated the collision that resulted in one patient being flown from the scene by Air Evac.

 

The collision occurred at 12:38pmCT when a 2005 Chevy Cobalt, operated by 45-year-old Dawn Murray of Columbia, KY entered into the intersection while traveling north on Burksville Street without right-of-way. The vehicle was struck by a 2018 Freightliner being driven by Tony Lowe of Somerset, KY who was traveling north-west on the Bypass with right-of way. The collision resulted in Dawn Murray being airlifted from the scene by the Air Evac Lifeteam. She is listed in critcal condition.

 

CPD Sgt Murphy is continuing the investigation.

   

 
Photo Courtesy of www.columbiamagazine.com
 

 

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2-VEHICLE C-VILLE COLLISION

 

A 2-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Hwy 55 South and Lone Valley Road in Campbellsville, KY.

 

A 2013 Jeep being operated by 16-year-old Wesley Burton of Campbellsville, KY crossed into the path of a 2015 Lexus being operated by 66-year-old Janella Sullivan of Russell Springs, KY. Sullivan was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries. A passenger in Burton’s vehicle was also transported to Taylor Regional Hospital. Burton later went to the hopital by private means for treatment of possible injuries. 

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METCALFE CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
(Metcalfe County, KY September 3, 2018) On Saturday, September 1, 2018 at approximately 3:50pmCT, Trooper Ricky Cross responded to the intersection of Granville Sexton Rd and East Fork Rd in reference to a subject in a red Chevrolet Cobalt blocking the roadway. Upon arrival, Trooper Cross observed the Cobalt parked halfway in the road. 28 year old Justin Harper of Edmonton was passed out in the driver seat, with the keys still in the ignition. Trooper Cross observed a marijuana grinder in the subject’s lap. The subject then woke up and tried to hide the grinder. Consent to search the vehicle was given resulting in a small amount of marijuana, a white powdered substance believed to be cocaine, and a straw. 
 
 
Following field sobriety test, administered by Trooper Cross, Harper was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree 1st offense (cocaine), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, DUI 2nd (aggravating circumstances), Driving on Suspended License - 1st offense (aggravating circumstances), Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance 1st offense, No Operators License and No Registration Plates. Harper was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.  

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5-VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON COLUMBIA BYPASS

 
On Friday, August 31, 2018 Columbia Police investigated a 5-vehicle collision resulting in multiple people being transported to the hospital for treatment. 
 
Preliminary investigation by CPD Sgt Jr. Murphy shows that a 2003 F-250 pulling a trailer was traveling North on the Columbia Bypass. The operator, Blake Milby of Mount Sherman, KY experienced trailer brake failure as he was approaching the intersection and was unable to bring his vehicle and trailer to a stop. The F250 struck a 2007 Ford Edge traveling north being operated by Monica Janes of Columbia, KY.  The impact propelled the Janes vehicle into the intersection where it struck a 3rd vehicle (a 2008 Chevy Malibu) traveling south operated by 61 year old Beverly Burress of Elkorn, KY, with the Janes vehicle overturning.  The F-250 (being operated by Blake Milby) continued on and struck a 4th vehicle, a 2005 Ford F-250 with a boat in tow that was traveling south, being operated by 45-year-old Stuart Secuskie of Louisville, KY. Secuskie's vehicle then struck a 5th vehicle (a 2017 Nissan Altima) that was traveling south, being driven by 26-year-old Rebecca Redmond of Columbia, KY. 
 
The operators of Units 1, 2 & 3 (Blake Milby, Monica Janes & Beverly Burress) were treated at the scene by Adair EMS before being transported to TJ Health Columbia for further treatment. Monica Janes had to be extricated from her vehicle by the Columbia-Adair County Fire Department before transport.  
 
The investigation is ongoing by Sgt. Murphy and the Columbia Police Department. Adair County EMS, the Columbia-Adair County Fire Department and the Adair County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.
 

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ADAIR CO. MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SENDS OPERATOR TO HOSPITAL

 
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 11:40amCT, Adair County Deputy Josh Durbin responded to an injury accident involving a motorcycle on Hwy 900.
 
Preliminary Investigation determined that 75-year-old Kenneth Walker of Columbia, KY was driving east bound on Hwy 900 when he lost control in a curve due to a mechanical malfunction. Walker then traveled off the left side of the road striking a fence, traveling down the fence for a short distance with the motorcycle coming to rest on its side. Walker was thrown on the other side of the fence. He was treated by Adair County EMS on the scene then transported to TJ Samson Hospital in Glasgow, KY. 
 
Deputy Durbin was assisted on the scene by Adair County EMS.
 

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