A long time resident of Russell County known as “The Can Man” is being treated at Russell County Hospital after being dog bitten.
Jerry Gentry, who has walked the streets for many years picking up cans, was seriously dog bitten on Saturday. Gentry was found by Jamestown Utilities worker Chris Back who observed a trail of blood and called 911.
There have been rumors circulating that Gentry was stabbed, shot or even run over by a car, but they are not true.... Gentry was attacked by a dog(s).
According to a post on Facebook by Detective Joey Hoover with the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation is ongoing in efforts of determining who owns the dog(s) that bit Jerry and whether or not any violations of the law occurred with this happening.
A Pulaski County man has been arrested in connection with a Russell Co. bank robbery.
55 year old Mark Loveless of Science Hill, KY was arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 21, 2018 in connection with the June 6, 2018 robbery of BB&T Bank on Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs. Loveless was charged with Robbery 1st degree. He was also served a bench warrant for Court.
Loveless was lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
The family of Fred and Katrina (Tweety) McCarrol and their 3 children of 245 Harrison Road, Knifley, KY lost their home and all contents on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 due to a fire. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer’s Office, 424 Public Square, Ste 3, Columbia, KY. For more info. call 270-384-2801.
AMANDA L. PHILLIPS, 28 OF MONTICELLO, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
JESSICA F. DANIELS, 32 OF MONTICELLO, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & BAIL JUMPING-1ST DEGREE.
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
DERRICK L. HELTON, 27 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PROBATION & PAROLE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), PROBATION VIOLATION, DUI, & DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
LOGAN D. COMBS, 20 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA (LESS THAN 8 OZ.), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
TENA M. KING, AGE 49, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FAILURE TO SIGNAL, TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, & FELONY PAROLE VIOLATION.
CHRISTOPHER C. WADE, AGE 32, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR DUI, RECKLESS DRIVING, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, & FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS.
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT TIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
Authorities in Russell County are conducting a death investigation after a man was found dead the front yard of his home.
Police responded to the call around 1:30pm Thursday on Delphia Street in Russell Springs. The man has been identified as 51-year-old David W. Burton who resided at the address. His body was sent to the State Medical Examiner's office in Frankfort. Investigators are hoping an autopsy will determine a cause of death.
The Casey County Sheriff’s Department is investigated an armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 just before midnight. Two suspects entered the Valero store at the junction of West KY 70 and Tennessee Ridge Road, wearing masks and left with an undetermined amount of cash. According to authorities, there's no surveillance video of the suspects at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Casey County Sheriff’s Department at 606-787-6821.
The Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce is working with downtown merchants.
In an effort to support local businesses in the downtown area, which includes the public square and areas immediately surrounding, the Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce is working with merchants on a plan to increase activity in the area.
The purpose will be to coordinate activities, publicize businesses, and to encourage others to locate in the area. One of their first projects will be “To the 9s Downtown Market,” which will start on August 10.
“We are hoping that this effort will encourage the community to visit local stores in our town,” said Ellen Zornes, Executive Director of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce.
Currently around 15 stores will be participating in the event which include local boutiques, eateries, and specialty shops immediately around and one block off of the public square.
“The purpose is to support local business in the community and to showcase unique shops,” said Pamela Hoots, President of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce.
The 2nd Friday of each month local businesses will be encouraged to stay open later for customers in the area. The events will be publicized and communicated through local publications and the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce.
The focus is to bring people to the businesses and to encourage shopping local. The first Friday will be August 10 and the second one will be September 14.
Closure of KY 1798 between Sullivan Road and Old Stoner Creek Road will take place July 23rd through July 27th for repair. There is no opportunity for large trucks to turn near the work area so it is important operators detour accordingly and pay attention to signage. Up to Sullivan School will be accessible from the Acton end of Stoner Creek (from KY 70). Motorists can access up to Old Stoner Creek Road from KY 70 about mile before the county line.
A Pulaski County man was arrested after an all night stand-off with Sheriff's Deputies and members of the Kentucky State Police including the KSP Special Response Team as well as Constable Danny Weddle.
Pulaski Sheriff, Greg Speck, says around 8pm Tuesday deputies responded to the call of a domestic dispute on Woods Road in Nancy, involving 55 year old Ange M. Lane, and his estranged wife, Nicole Lane, age 42.
Ms. Lane had fled to a neighbor's house after allegedly being assaulted by her husband at their residence. She also advised deputies that Ange Lane was heavily armed, and threatened to kill her and any law enforcement officers if she called the police.
Pulaski County EMS personnel treated Nicole for lacerations to the head and before taking her to Lake Cumberland Hospital.
Ange Lane refused repeated requests from officers to exit his home and surrender. Mr. Lane’s 16 year old son and a female acquaintance, Amber Adams, age 32 remained in the residence.
The stand-off continued through the night until Chief Deputy Jeff Hancock contacted the Kentucky State Police for additional assistance. In the early morning hours on Wednesday, members of the Kentucky State Police Special Response Team (SRT) arrived on scene to assist the Sheriff's Deputies and Troopers.
At 2:20pm Wednesday afternoon a pickup truck, occupied by Amber Adams and the juvenile left the residence. Both were interviewed and taken into protective custody.
Mr. Lane later exited the trailer and began a dialog with officers. Members of the Kentucky State Police SRT were able to fire 40mm rubber rounds that temporarily disabled Mr. Lane, who was armed with multiple firearms. The suspect was quickly disarmed and placed under arrest. Over 20 guns were recovered from the residence.
Ange M. Lane was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained during the apprehension. He was later lodged in the Pulaski County Jail on charges of Assault, 1st Degree-Domestic Violence, Terroristic Threatening, 3rd Degree. Additional charges are forthcoming.
GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Kentucky say a woman has been found dead at Barren River Lake State Park.
News outlets report a conservation officer responded to the scene and found the body of 50-year-old Angela Dunagan on Monday afternoon. Lt. Jeremy McQueary with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife says the woman was on the lake with another person when the incident occurred.
Officials say a 911 call was made to report a possible drowning near Narrows Marina at the lake. A death investigation is ongoing.
The Adair County Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1820 Millerfield Road at 1:48amCT on Wednesday morning, July 18, 2018. Upon firefighters arrival, the house was determined to be vacant and was totally engulfed in flames. The home was owned by Jonathon Gaskins and was a total loss. There were 13 firemen on the scene for approximately 2 hours.
LARRY N. BRYANT, 39 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY CHAD WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-3RD DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, & RESISTING ARREST.
DIXIE A. TURPIN, 30 OF BETHELRIDGE, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY BROWN WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERANLIA.
KENNETH M. WHEELER, 60 OF LAWRENCEBURG, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT/FAILURE TO RENDER AID OR ASSISTANCE, & WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE.
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
RODNEY H. DAVIS, 44 OF EUBANK, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. CONSTABLE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-2ND DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), RESISTING ARREST, NO MOTORCYCLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE, & IMPROPER EQUIPMENT.
ALVIN A. APPLEBY, 71 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR UNLAWFUL TRANSACTION WITH A MINOR-2ND DEGREE.
CODY J. PATTON, 25 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR SPEEDING (26 MPH OVER LIMIT), RECKLESS DRIVING, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, FAILURE TO TRANSFER/REGISTER A MOTOR VEHICLE, & FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE).
LODGED IN PULASKI CO. JAIL.
MOLLY N. MONTERIUS, AGE 29, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (ON FOOT), RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (FIREARM), TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
ANDREA GRIBBINS, AGE 36, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION.
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT TIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
(Clinton County, KY July 17, 2018) On July 12, 2018 just after 5pmCT, KSP Trooper Jordan Carter conducted a traffic stop 1 mile north of Albany on McWhorter Road. 50-year-old Michael Matthew of Albany was operating a 2003 Ford Taurus; he was unable to provide registration for the vehicle. After further investigation, Trooper Carter discovered the license plate appeared to have a homemade decal sticker showing it was valid. Matthew was arrested and charged with failure to wear seat belt, no registration plate, no registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance 1st offense, operating on suspended or revoked license, display of illegal/altered registration plate, and criminal possession of a forged instrument 1st degree. Matthew was lodged in the Clinton County Jail.
FRANKFORT, KY. (Mon 16 Jul 2018) - Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Special Prosecutions announced on Monday that a Clinton County man has been sentenced to serve 5 years for wanton endangerment, criminal mischief and terroristic threatening.
Daniel R. Guffey, 53, of Albany, pleaded guilty June 18 in Clinton Circuit Court to one count each of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree terroristic threatening.
On July 12, Guffey was sentenced to 5 years in prison and must also pay $1,000 in restitution.
The Clinton County Sheriff's Office investigated the case, and Beshear's Office of Special Prosecutions is handling the prosecution.
According to court records, on or about November 7, 2017, Guffey kicked in the door to the residence of his estranged wife and discharged a firearm damaging her stove, while she and her minor son was present. Guffey also threatened to shoot his estranged wife.
MINDY L. POLSTON, 25 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE/HEROIN), & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
CODY J. PATTON, 25 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR SPEEDING (26 MPH OVER LIMIT), RECKLESS DRIVING, DRIVING ON SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, FAILURE TO REGISTER/TRANSFER A MOTOR VEHICLE, & FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE).
JORDAN R. HUNTER, 25 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE, & OPERATING AN ATV ON ROADWAY.
SELENA A. COUNSELOR, 19 OF BRONSTON, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SBUSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
KATI L. MONTGOMERY, AGE 38, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE), POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR.
MATTHEW L. ROSE, AGE 27, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE.
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT TIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
THE CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET IN REGULAR SESSION MONDAY.
JAILER, TOMMY MILLER ADDRESSED THE COURT CONCERNING RENEWAL OF THE JAIL'S CELL PHONE CONTRACT, AND A $50,000 TECH GRANT FOR COMPUTER SYSTEM UPGRADES. THE COURT APPROVED PENDING A REVIEW BY COUNTY ATTORNEY, TOMMY WEDDLE.
MILLER ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A PROPOSAL FOR A STATE WORK RELEASE PROGRAM. IT'S BASICALLY THE SAME PROGRAM IN USE FOR LOCAL INMATES. MILLER PROPOSED A PILOT PROGRAM OF ABOUT 5 INMATES FOR A FEW MONTHS TO SEE HOW IT GOES. THE ISSUE WAS TABLED 'TIL NEXT MEETING, PENDING A REVIEW OF THE PROGRAM BY THE COUNTY ATTORNEY.
MILLER TOLD THE COURT THAT CONTRABAND HAS BECOME AN INCREASING PROBLEM FOR JAIL FACILITIES EVERYWHERE, INCLUDING CASEY COUNTY. HE PRESENTED A PROGRAM TO REPLACE STANDARD MAIL WITH A DIGITAL SERVICE, AND PROPOSED THE ACQUISITION OF A BODY SCANNER FOR THE JAIL. THE COST OF THE SCANNER IS $185,000, SET UP ON A YEARLY PAYMENT OF $25,000. THE MONEY WOULD COME FROM THE JAIL'S CANTEEN FUND. THE COURT TABLED THE ISSUE FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION.
TWO TERMS ARE NEARING EXPIRATION ON THE LIBRARY BOARD. THE COURT VOTED TO RE-INSTATE STACEY BEELER. KAY KING WAS VOTED IN TO FILL THE SEAT BEING VACATED BY MARK WOLFORD. THE TERMS ARE FOR FOUR YEARS.
THE COURT VOTED TO KEEP THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TAX RATES UNCHANGED FOR THE YEAR. THE RATE WILL STAY AT 4.3 CENTS PER $100 ASSESSED VALUE FOR REAL & PERSONAL PROPERTY, AS WELL AS MOTOR VEHICLES.
UNDER MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS, A PART-TIME SEASONAL EMPLOYEE AT THE AG CENTER REQUESTED HIS PAY PERIOD BE CHANGED FROM MONTHLY TO BI-WEEKLY. THE REQUEST WAS APPROVED.
AND THE COURT VOTED TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS, AS REQUIRED PER AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE KENTUCKY WIRED PROJECT.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A former employee of a container manufacturing plant, located in Hart County, Kentucky, pled guilty in United States District Court to tampering with consumer products Friday before United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.
In 2016, Waylon J. Horton, age 44, worked as an employee of the container manufacturing plant in the area of Print Set-Up on the production line for Styrofoam drinking cups at a specific company facility in Horse Cave, Kentucky. On two separate occasions in July 2016, Horton, with reckless disregard for the risk of death or bodily injury it might cause, placed pieces of broken glass in Styrofoam drinking cups that were then shipped to fast food restaurants. Glass pieces were subsequently found in cups at three different restaurants in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. After receiving complaints, the container manufacturing plant put the distribution of Styrofoam cups that were produced in its facility on hold and seven additional boxes containing Styrofoam cups with broken glass were ultimately found.
At sentencing, Horton could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison, a period of supervised release of up to three years, and fined up to $250,000. According to the plea agreement, Horton will also owe restitution in an amount to be determined at sentencing. Horton is scheduled for sentencing before Judge Greg N. Stivers on October 11, 2018, at 9:45 AM in Bowling Green.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Amanda Gregory and Marisa Ford and is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hart County Sheriff’s Office.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States Attorney Russell Coleman today announced the arrests and indictments of eight defendants from Taylor and Marion Counties on conspiracy charges to sell methamphetamine and cocaine. Multiple law enforcement agencies including the Kentucky State Police (KSP), the Columbia, Kentucky, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) served federal arrest warrants this morning in an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in south central Kentucky.
“These arrests and indictments are testament to a renewed sense of collaboration amongst those that protect our Commonwealth from narcotics trafficking” stated U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman “As long as some persist in flooding Kentucky communities with their poison, they will be met with federal, state, and local law enforcement standing shoulder to shoulder.”
Eight defendants were charged in three separate indictments on July 11, 2018, by a federal grand jury meeting in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Defendants Christopher Shipp, Matthew Smothers, and Patricia McNear are charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Marion County, Kentucky, between March and June of 2016. Mickey DeWayne Watson is charged in a four-count indictment with possession and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Taylor County, Kentucky, during June and August of 2016. Further, William Downs, Rashad Dunn, Cali Gomez and Keyaira Grider are charged in a single count indictment with conspiracy to possess and intent to distribute cocaine base during April and May of 2016 in Taylor County, Kentucky.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Larry Fentress and is being investigated by the KSP and the Columbia HIDTA Task Force with assistance from ATF, DEA and the Lebanon, Campbellsville, and Columbia Kentucky Police Departments.
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The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
(Metcalfe County, July 16, 2018) – On Friday, July 13th, 2018 at approximately 5:38pmCT Troopers from KSP Post 15 responded to a residence on Billy Sparks Road in an attempt to execute an arrest warrant. Consent to search the residence was given resulting in a marijuana grinder, small plastic bags containing a crystal like substance, straws and glass smoke pipes being located. Trooper Ricky Cross arrested Nicholas Williams, age 19 of Edmonton, KY and charged him with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Williams was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.
Campbellsville High School Site-Based Decision Making Council members have begun the process to hire a new principal, and are now seeking input from community stakeholders.
On Monday, July 16, 2018 council members met to create a survey seeking input from parents, faculty/staff members, students and community members as to the qualities they would like to see in a new principal. Council members also met in closed session to discuss the questions they will ask candidates during interviews.
The survey is available on the District’s website at www.cville.kyschools.us. Links to the survey have also been posted on the Campbellsville Independent Schools pages on Facebook and Twitter. The survey will be open through Thursday, July 19, at noon.
The Council will meet in special session on Thursday, July 19, at 6 p.m. at Campbellsville High School. The meeting is open to the public. At that meeting, Council members will discuss applications and schedule interviews.
CHS SBDM members are Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, CHS teachers Ben Davis, Anthony Epps and Tyler Hardy and CHS parents Lyle Knifley and Kayce Reynolds.CHS Principal David Petett recently resigned from his post, and will continue working for Campbellsville Independent Schools as director of food service and federal programs.
The CHS principal position was posted on Tuesday, July 10, and applications are being accepted.
A Liberty, KY man was arrested on drug charges just before 9amET this morning (Monday).
Casey Co. Sheriff Jerry Coffman arrested Daniel T. Abell, 26, of Liberty, charging him with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
An arrest was made over the weekend by Fish & Wildlife Conservation Officer John Harris. Harris tells Wave News that Billy Ison, 26 of Carlisle, KY was pulled over for a traffic stop on Wilson Creek Road in Taylor County at 5:14pmET on Sunday when he fled on foot. Ison was finally apprehended 2 hours later when he was found hiding in a fence row on Gumm Road about 7:15pmET.
Ison is charged with Operating on a DUI Suspended License 2nd degree, Fleeing or Evading Police (on foot) 2nd degree and served with multiple warrants from Nicholas and Bourbon counties.
Officer Harris was assisted by other fish and wildlife officers, Kentucky State Police and the Taylor County Sheriff's office.
On Saturday, approximately 9am, Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Bryan Shepard served an indicment warrant on James Phelps, 27, of McKinney. Mr. Phelps was arrested by Deputy Chad Weddle on June 14th for the theft of a trailer from Rock Lick Rd in the Science Hill area.
On Saturday, 5pm, Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Freeman Luttrell arrested Anna Wethington, 30, of Liberty, KY on a Taylor County indictment warrant for Burglary 3rd and Shoplifting.
OTHER WEEKEND ARRESTS...
BENJAMIN M. WEBB, 41 OF SOMERSET, KY ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR SPEEDING (7 MPH OVER LIMIT), RECKLESS DRIVING, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, DRIVING ON EXPIRED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, & DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
JAMES R. MOSES, 35 OF SOMERSET, KY ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DUI, & RECKLESS DRIVING.
SARAH M. STEVENS, 35 OF SOMERSET, KY ARRESTED BY KSP FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED, NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST/3RD DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
LONNIE R. CHANEY, 38 OF SCIENCE HILL, KY ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION (CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE), & POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
WESLEY S. CAUDILL, 41 OF SOMERSET, KY ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPEHTAMINE), & PUBLIC INTOXICATON (CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE).
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
KATI L. MONTGOMERY, AGE 38, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE), ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR, & POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
MATTHEW L. ROSE, AGE 27, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
SEAN C. BURTON, AGE 28, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR RECKLESS DRIVING, & DUI-2ND (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
ENIC W. ANDERSON JR., AGE 35, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (OVER $10,000).
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
JESSE GREGORY, 36 OF STANFORD, KY ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
TONY C. ESTES, 24 OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR DUI.
CHASTITY L. KESSLER, 33 OF LANCASTER, KY ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETMINE/HEROIN), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, RESISTING ARREST, & THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING-GASOLINE.
DAVID A. ZEZNANSKI, 32 OF STANFORD, KY ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & DUI.
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Saturday, July,14,2018 at approximately 11:39pm Adair County Deputy Josh Durbin conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle that was observed leaving a construction site on South Highway 55. After a roadside investigation, Deputy Durbin placed a passenger in the vehicle 26-year-old Iesha Jones of Columbia under arrest for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver, 35-year-old Nicholas Murry was cited and released for driving on suspended license and rear license not illuminated. Deputy Durbin was assisted on the scene by Officer Jamie Cole and Officer Drew Conn with Columbia Police.
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Sunday, July, 15, 2018 at approximately 3:49am Adair County Deputy Josh Durbin was dispatched to respond to a report of a suspicious male knocking on a door at a residence on Liberty Road. Deputy Durbin located 35 -year-old Byron Marcum who was arrested and charged with public intoxication controlled substance (Excludes Alcohol) and possession of methamphetamine. Marcum was also arrested for three warrants out of Russell County.
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Sunday, July, 15, 2018 at approximately 4:08pm Adair County Deputy Derek Padgett responded to a single vehicle injury accident on Oak Grove Road. Deputy Padgett's preliminary investigation determined that 37-year-old Laramy J Conover was driving on Oak Grove when he lost control of his vehicle, left the road and stuck a tree head-on. Conover was transported by Adair County EMS to TJ Heath in Columbia where he was treated and released. He was then arrested by Deputy Joey Keith and charged with Driving Under the influence, Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance 1st offense. No/Expired registration plates. Deputies Keith and Padgett were assisted on the scene by Adair County EMS.
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports Sunday, July 15, 2018 at approximately 4:20pm Adair County Deputy Joey Keith responded to a two vehicle injury accident on Burkesville Road. Deputy Keith's preliminary investigation determined that 57-year-old Norman Warren of Magnolia was operating a 2005 Chevy driving North on Burkesville Road when he crossed the yellow line and struck the side of a 1995 Ford being driven by 53-year-old Dan Lawhorn of Breeding. Norman Warren was transported by Adair County EMS to TJ Heath in Columbia where he was treated and released. He was then arrested by Deputy Keith for Driving Under the influence and possession of drug Paraphernalia. Deputy Keith was assisted on the scene by the Breeding Fire Dept, Adair County EMS, And SGT Jamie Richards with the Kentucky State Police.
The Adair County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the male in these photos in reference to recent thefts in Adair County. If you have any information on the identity of this male, please call the Adair County Sheriffs office at (270)384-2776 or Adair County Dispatch at (270)384-6464.
The Ky Transportation Cabinet District 8 advises motorists that crews are performing paving operations on the Cumberland Parkway in Adair County. Work began on July 9, 2018 at mile point 43, extending to mile point 48.1 (Petty's Fork). During these operations, the roadway is reduced to one lane. Work is expected to be completed in approximately 4 weeks.
Campbellsville High School Site-Based Decision Making Council members have begun the process to hire a new principal. On Friday, July 13, Council members met for formal training on the process. The Council will meet in special session on Monday, July 16, at 9 a.m. at the Board of Education office. The meeting is open to the public. At that meeting, Council members will discuss gathering information from stakeholders, criteria for principal selection and interview questions.
CHS SBDM members are Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, CHS teachers Ben Davis, Anthony Epps and Tyler Hardy and CHS parents Lyle Knifley and Kayce Reynolds.
CHS Principal David Petett recently resigned from his post, and will continue working for Campbellsville Independent Schools as director of food service and federal programs.
The CHS principal position was posted on Tuesday, July 10, and applications are being accepted.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A jury convicted a Columbia, Kentucky man yesterday following a five-day jury trial in United States District Court on charges of arson and insurance fraud, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. The defendant set the fire, which destroyed his home, in order to collect on a $50,000 rental insurance policy. An Adair County Volunteer Firefighter died while fighting the fire.
“The men and women of our fire services are unsung heroes” said U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman “Greed-fueled arson that endangers those public servants will be appropriately dealt with by the Department of Justice.”
The evidence introduced at trial established that the defendant, Steve Allen “Boo” Pritchard, 44, of Columbia, Kentucky, hatched a plan with his girlfriend, co-defendant Brandi Waggener, to set fire to their rental home, located in Columbia, Kentucky, during the early morning hours of June 30, 2011. The Adair County Fire Department arrived on scene at approximately 3:12 AM. While fighting the fire, Volunteer Fireman Charles Sparks suffered a heart attack on the second floor of the home. He was rushed to the hospital and died eight days later on July 8, 2011. In addition to his service as a volunteer firefighter, Sparks was a longtime Kentucky State Fire Marshal.
At trial, Pritchard provided an alibi that he was in Louisville delivering glass for his employer during the fire. However, federal prosecutors disproved his alibi by introducing cell phone location data obtained by the FBI. Several of co-defendants’ family and friends also testified that Pritchard had bragged about starting the fire in order to collect on the insurance policy. Finally, federal prosecutors introduced evidence that established Pritchard had been involved in four previous fires that were set in order to collect insurance proceeds, one of which involved Pritchard setting fire to his own car.
Pritchard will be sentenced in Bowling Green on October 21, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. by United States District Court Judge Greg Stivers. Pritchard faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 7 years in prison up to a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, $500,000 fine, and five years of supervised release. Judge Stivers ordered Pritchard into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service after the jury announced its guilty verdict. Waggener, who remains free on bond, has already pled guilty to both charges and is scheduled to be sentenced in Bowling Green on July 31, 2018 at 10:15 a.m.
Assistant United States Attorneys David Weiser and Nute Bonner are prosecuting the case. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.
According to Sheriff Greg Speck, two individuals were arrested on drug related charges after a search warrant was executed at a residence in Pulaski County Tuesday night, July 10, 2018.
Tuesday afternoon, Deputy Marcus Harrison received information from Constable Mike Wallace and Constable Gary Baldock about the whereabouts of a subject wanted on Pulaski County Circuit Court Indictments. Deputy Harrison located the suspect vehicle leaving the Bend of the Lakes area of Pulaski County and conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle.
Deputy Harrison approached the vehicle and located James Bradley Townsend, age 49 of Stevens Drive, Somerset, Kentucky, operating the vehicle. Townsend was taken into custody. Upon searching the vehicle, officers located a large sum of cash. Deputy Harrison was assisted on the traffic stop and vehicle search by both Constable Wallace and Constable Baldock.
Upon further investigation, deputies gained enough information to apply for a search warrant for the Townsend residence on Stevens Drive. Law Enforcement Officers converged on the residence and executed the search warrant. Several subjects were located inside of the residence.
During the course of the residential search, officers using the Sheriff's Office K-9 located approximately 46 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, and baggies.
One of the individuals in the residence, Felicia Dawn Young, age 31 of Highway 200, Monticello, Kentucky, was being sought on Wayne County Circuit Court Warrants and a Kentucky Parole Board Warrant. While being placed under arrest, a search of Young also uncovered a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine in the pocket of her pants.
James B. Townsend was charged with: 1. Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine). 2. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 2nd or Greater Offense (>or = 2 grams Methamphetamine). 3. Persistent Felony Offender. (Number 2 and number 3 resulted from a Pulaski Circuit Court Indictment Warrant).
Felicia Dawn Young, (AKA Felicia Hicks) was charged with: 1. Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine). 2. Contempt of Court Libel/Slander Resistance to Order (3Counts). (All three counts resulted from Wayne Circuit Court Bench Warrants.) 3. Parole Violation (Warrant)
Both subjects were lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without incident. Additional Charges are expected.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the search warrant by the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force, Burnside Police Department, Constable Mike Wallace, and Constable Gary Baldock.
(Green County, KY July 12, 2018) – On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at approximately 12:15 PM EST Trooper Scott Curry, Trooper Daniel Forbis and Greensburg Police conducted a knock and talk at a residence on West Buckner Hill Road after receiving an anonymous tip about possible drug activity at that residence. Upon contact with Jennifer Moss, age 34 and Brandon Shofner, age 27, both of Greensburg, gave consent for law enforcement to search the residence. Troopers located several smoke pipes with suspected marijuana and methamphetamine in them.
Moss and Shofner were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine,) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana.
Both subjects were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
Metcalfe County, KY July 12, 2018) – On July 12th, 2018 at approximately 12:40 AM Troopers from Post 15 and Deputies from the Metcalfe County Sheriffs office served a search warrant at a residence located 10 miles southwest of Summer Shade on Randolph Summer Shade Road. Upon searching the residence units located marijuana, methamphetamine, digital scales and an undisclosed amount of cash. Trooper Ricky Cross arrested Bryan McCue, age 49 of Summer Shade, Thomas Stone, age 43 of Summer Shade and Christy Jones, age 32 of Scottsville for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (<2 gms methamphetamine), Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (methamphetamine,) Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug paraphernalia. Jones was also charged of Hindering Prosecution or apprehension- 2nd degree.
All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Trooper Cross was assisted By Trooper Robert Maxwell and Metcalfe County Deputies Colby Romines and Charles Massey.
(Adair County, KY July 12, 2018) – On July 11th, 2018 at approximately 11:00 p.m. Troopers from Post 15 were conducting a traffic safety check at an approved location on Fairground Street in Columbia. During the safety check Trooper Chase Willis made contact with a 2002 Buick Regal operated by Justin Carter, age 31 of Columbia. Trooper Willis observed signs of impairment, performed Standardized field sobriety tests and arrested Mr. Carter for DUI.
While Tpr. Willis was performing sobriety tests, Columbia P.D. Officer Johnny Dial circled the vehicle with his canine Gunner, and informed Trooper Levi Scott that the canine had alerted narcotics in the vehicle. Tpr. Scott and Officer Dial then searched the vehicle and located a glass jar containing marijuana, methamphetamine and small digital scales. Trooper Scott then arrested the passenger, James Cary, age 29 of Columbia and charged him with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Meth), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Both subjects were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
At approximately 4:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12th, a search warrant obtained by Deputy Dustin Bunch was executed at the residence of Cody W. Murray approximately 3 miles south of Jamestown. An active “meth lab” had been discovered earlier while officers were taking Murray and others at the residence into custody on arrest warrants on prior, unrelated cases.
The “meth lab” was neutralized and removed from the residence by RCSO Sgt. Mark Cromwell and RSPD Sgt. Chasity Shirley, certified technicians. All individuals located in the residence underwent decontamination procedures at the scene provided by the South Russell Fire Department.
A total of 5 persons have been charged and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center for Manufacturing Methamphetamine:
Cody W. Murray, 32, of Jamestown
Elisha Polston, 32, of Russell Springs
Rachel Tarry, 28, of Russell Springs
Shane Mullins, 33, of Eubank
Justin Gillock, 22, of Russell Springs
Conducting the investigation and arrests were RCSO Deputy Dustin Bunch, RCSO Sgt. Mark Cromwell, KSP Trooper Billy Begley, RSPD Sgt. Chasity Shirley and RSPD Officer Ethan Pike.
JOHN R. TURPIN, 53 OF CLEMENTSVILLE, ARRESTED BY CONSTABLE MONDAY FOR ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE, CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, RESISTING ARREST, & ASSAULT-3RD DEGREE OF A POLICE OFFICER.
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
KYLE L. PENNINGTON, 30 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
WADE S. SMITH, 50 OF MONTICELLO, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR RECKLESS DRIVING, NO INSURANCE, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), & POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE.
ALISHIA Y. RODGERS, 42 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (HEROIN).
JAMES B. TOWNSEND, 49 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
JONATHAN T. ALLEN, 31 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATIOIN OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/3RD OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
Columbia Police have arrested an Adair County man following a residential break-in.
On Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Columbia Police responded to a residence on Keen Drive in the Green Hills Subdivision to a reported burglary. Upon arrival it was found that the back door of the home had been kicked in and items including, jewelry and a handgun, had been stolen. Officers were able to determine the incident happened between 2:30pm and 2:45pm. Officers were also able to get a description of the suspects clothing and facial description as he was seen running from the residence through the back yards of the subdivision.
Officers later obtained a picture of the suspects video surveillance. At approx. 11:15 p.m. that vehicle was located, parked at Elizabeth Drive on Green Hills Rd, Columbia, KY. A search of the residence was conducted, resulting in all stolen items (including a handgun) being located.
Jordan Perkins was taken into custody by Ofc. Charles Greer and Ofc Josh Brockman at 11:46 p.m. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of Burglary 1st degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500.00, and Criminal Mischief 2nd degree.
Officer Charles Greer was the arresting officer. He was assisted by Ofc Josh Brockman in the investigation.
Columbia Police would like to give a special thanks to VFW Post 6097 for their assistance in this case.
THE LINCOLN COUNTY CORONER HAS IDENTIFIED THE MAN KILLED IN AN EARLY MORNING CRASH TUESDAY.
IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT TUESDAY, JUST SOUTH OF CRAB ORCHARD ON KY-39. THE LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS THE CAR LEFT THE ROAD & OVERTURNED BEFORE HITTING A TREE WITH VIOLENT FORCE. POLICE SAY 50 YEAR OLD LAWRENCE BURDETTE, OF MOUNT VERNON, WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.
Campbellsville Police Say they were called to 122 Watson Court late Sunday, July 8, 2018 and found Bradley Ratcliff with multiple stab wounds. Witnesses say that Joseph Clements of Lebanon, KY forced his way into the Ratcliff home stabbing him mulitple times. Clements was leaving the scene when Campbellsville Police stopped his vehicle. Police say that Clements used his knife to cut Ratcliff's throat.
Campbellsville Police administered first aid. Ratcliff was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and Clements was taken to U of L Hospital in serious condition.
Criminal charges are forthcoming against Joseph Clements of Lebanon.
A Taylor County man has been arrested on Burglary charges,
Kevin D. Purkerson, 29, of Campbellsville, KY was arrested on Monday, July 9, 2018 by the Taylor County Sheriffs Dept. Purkerson was charged with Burglary, Criminal Mischeif and Fleeing/Evading Police. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
THE CASEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN REGULAR SESSION LAST NIGHT.
THREE COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS WERE NAMED IN RECOGNITION OF COMMUNICATIONS EFFORTS BETWEEN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND THE PUBLIC...
SUPERINTENDENT, MARION SOWDERS, GAVE A PRESENTATION TO THE BOARD CONCERNING THE PLAYGROUND AT LIBERTY ELEMENTARY. HE TOLD THE BOARD THAT THE CURRENT EQUIPMENT WAS IN A STATE OF DIS-REPAIR. THE PROPOSAL WAS TO SCRAP IT AND BUILD AN INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND ON THE CURRENT SITE. MR. SOWDERS PRESENTED THREE DESIGNS FOR CONSIDERATION, WHICH WOULD ACCOMODATE CHILDREN FROM 5-12 YEARS OF AGE. THE ISSUE WAS TABLED FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION AT THE BOARD'S AUGUST MEETING.
TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR, CRAIG GRIFFIN, GAVE THE TRANSPORTATION REPORT...
SOME ITEMS OF INTEREST FOR APPROVAL ON THE CONSENT ITEMS LIST, INCLUDED ONLY TWO ON THE DROP OUT REPORT FOR THE YEAR, FREE LUNCHES FOR ALL STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE, JOHNSON CONTROLS WAS AWARDED A BID FOR AN UPDATE TO INTERCOM SYSTEMS, AND SEVERAL KITCHEN APPLIANCES WERE DECLARED SURPLUS PROPERTY.
MS. DEANA RICHARDS GAVE THE FINANCIAL REPORT...
THE BOARD WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE LITIGATION.
THE LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL HELD THEIR REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING YESTERDAY AT CITY HALL.
THE COUNCIL HEARD A PRESENTATION FROM ANGELA ARNETT GARNER, WHO IS THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE LEGISTLATIVE & PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE FOR THE KENTUCKY INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, ALSO A COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR THE KENTUCKY NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION, BOTH ARE BASED OUT OF FRANKFORT. ARNETT ADDRESSED THE COUNCIL REQUESTING A PROCLAMATION FROM THE CITY, RECOGNIZING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY. THE PROPOSAL WAS TABLED FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION AT A LATER MEETING.
THE COUNCIL ALSO HEARD FROM A GROUP, REPRESENTING DOU COUNTY TELECOM, REQUESTING A FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE FOR THE CITY OF LIBERTY TO ENTER INTO A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH DOU COUNTY AS PART OF THE KY WIRED PROJECT. COUNCILMAN, NICK SCOTT MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE FIRST READING OF THE ORDINANCE. THE MOTION WAS SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN, BRIAN BEELER. THE MOTION PASSED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE.
THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL WILL BE AUGUST 13TH.
Officer Davis with the Greensburg Police Dept. responded to a complaint of a small child walking alone in the roadway on East Columbia Avenue at 11:45amCT on Sunday, July 8, 2018. After Officer Davis located the child and ensured he was safe, an investigation ensued. Subsequent to the investigation, the child's mother, Mandy E. Bauer, 38, of Columbia, KY was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. Bauer was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.
(Clinton County, Ky July 9, 2018) -Trooper Jason Warriner is investigating a collision that occurred on July 8, 2018 at approximately 12:30pmCT on U.S. 127 in the limits of Albany. Daniel Duvall, age 29 of Albany, KY was traveling southbound on U.S. 127 when he failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck a building. Mr. Duvall and two juvenile passengers were not belted and were transported to the Clinton County Hospital where they were treated and released for minor injuries.
Duval was arrested and charged with the following: Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alc/Drugs/etc .08 (Agg Circum) 1st offense, Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License, Failure to Wear Seatbelts, Failure to use Child Restraint Device in Vehicle, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance/ 2nd, Wanton Endangerment- 2nd Degree and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon.
Trooper Warriner was assisted on the scene by Clinton County EMS and Albany Police Department.
The Ky Transportation Cabinet district 8 advises motorists that crews begin performing paving operations on the Cumberland Parkway in Adair County today (07/09/18). Work will be performed starting at mile point 43 and extend to mile point 48.1 (Petty's Fork). During these operations the roadway will be reduced to one lane. Work is expected to be completed in approximately 4 weeks.
The Taylor County Sheriffs Dept responded to a car stalled in the road on Saturday night on Highway 68 (Greensburg Road) resulting in the arrest of 21 year old Monte Lamar Smith of Campbellsville. Smith was charged with Trafficking in Heroin and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was also wanted on an outstanding Taylor County warrant.
The arrest was made by Taylor County Deputy Tyler Finn. Smith was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.
Several pageants were held this weekend at the Adair County Fair and 92.7 has the results:
Miss Adair County Fair Pageant
Winner: Brooke Lee Bugg of Henderson County -16 year old daughter of Ron & Donna Jo Bugg
Miss Teen Pageant
Winner: MacKenzie Dayton Bennett - 14 year old daughter of Adam Bennett & Christy Burton of Columbia. MacKenzie will advance to the Miss Kentucky Teen Pageant representing Adair County.
1st runner Up: Kaylyn Smith, the 14 year old daughter of Kirby & Andrea Smith of Campbellsville
2nd runner Up: Tie between Morgan Reynolds of Woodford Co. (14 year old daughter of Keli & Jeremy Reyolds) AND Erica Rena Hall of Adair Co. (13 year old daughter of Felicia & Michael Shockley)
Miss Teen Adair County (for local contestants)
Winner: Beth Cowan - 13 year old daughter of Jamie & Gale Cowan of Columbia
Miss Pre-Teen Pageant
Winner: Haylin Makay Adams - 9 year old daughter of Tim & Amanda Adams of Cave City. Haylin will compete at the state level representing Adair Co. later on this year.
Miss Pre-Teen Adair County (for local contestants only)
Winner: Gracie Denae Gist -11 year old daughter of Robby & Latasha Gist of Columbia
Little Mr. & Miss Adair Co. Fair
Winning Couple: Ila Ann Loy & Kaden Heath Jackson.
Ila is the 6 year old daughter of Matt & Megan Loy of Columbia; Kaden is the 6 year old son of Hunter & Kelly Jackson of Columbia.
Tiny Tot Contest (2-3 year olds)
Girls winner: Sawyer Raylee Toebbe - 2 year old daughter of Harvey & Demi Toebbe of Liberty
No boys competed in this category
Tiny Tot Contest for 3-5 year olds
Girls winner: Kynlee Marie Foster - 4 year old daughter of Mark & Shanna Foster of Columbia
Boys winner: Canyan Laken Bennett - 5 year old son of Adam & Chanessa Bennett of Russell Springs
Mister & Miss Sunshine Pageant
ALL of the contestants were winners: Allie Chadwell, Beth Ann Lawless, Jayden Wilkerson, Will Shepherd, Becky Stotts, Kaleb Greenwell, Bentley Hand, Audrie Ezra Hamilton, Rebecca Cheatham and Kylie Jo Inscho.
Coca Cola Talent Contest
Winner: Chloe Yates, 14, of Prospect, KY who done a gymnasticks & dance routine
1st runner-Up: Madison Stotts,16, of Columbia, KY who sang Strawberry Wine
2nd runner-Up: Ericka Hall, 13, of Columbia, KY who sang a song
A traffic stop followed by a K-9 alert resulted in two persons being arrested Friday night in Russell County on drug trafficking and possession charges.
Just before 8:00 p.m. Deputy Nathan Ginn stopped a pickup truck on Maple Street for an equipment violation. After a brief conversation with the driver, Det. Joey Hoover utilized K-9 Maxo resulting in two positive alerts by K-9 Maxo to the odor of illegal drugs emitting from the truck. A subsequent search by officers resulted in the discovery of “crystal methamphetamine”, a “loaded syringe”, marijuana, other items of drug paraphernalia and various pills.
The driver, Johnathon Mark Blakey, 48, and a passenger, Brittany Dawn Gilpatrick, 27, both of Jamestown, KY were arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Gilpatrick was also charged with Illegal Possession of Legend Drug.
Both were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
KSP Trooper Billy Begley, RSPD Sgt. Bobby Pritchard and RSPD Officer Ethan Pike also assisted.
Kentucky House Bill 487, recently passed into law, requires the Holloway Health and Wellness Center to collect a 6% sales tax on memberships, pool parties, and products. This law went into effect on July 1, 2018 while we were closed for maintenance. This means that all new charges (both monthly and payments at the desk) will be subjected to the new tax.
Things NOT effected:
special classes (i.e. lifeguard certification)
Silver Sneakers memberships
Please feel free to direct all questions or concerns to Abe Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-384-7380.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 6, 2018) – July is Military Consumer Month, and Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning veterans and military families to be on the lookout for the most common veteran-specific scams.
Beshear said the alert is part of his office’s “Mission Veterans Protected” (MVP) program aimed at helping Kentucky’s veteran community combat the findings in an AARP study where veterans are twice as likely to fall victim to fraud when compared to nonveterans.
“My office is currently working to help two widows of veterans who lost more than $43,000 to scammers pretending to be active duty soldiers,” Beshear said. “It is a disgrace that con artists target military families, and we are working to prevent these crimes by making sure Kentucky veterans, active duty service members, reservists and their families can identify the most common veteran-specific scams.”
Beshear said 3 of the top veteran-specific scams identified in the AARP study are:
1. Charitable Donations Scams – When con artists lie and claim to be a veteran or service member who is collecting charitable donations to support other veterans and veteran causes.
Tip: Verify all charities before making a donation and never send cash, wire money, pay in gift cards or use other untraceable methods of payment. Donors who are not familiar with a charitable organization can verify official organizations on CharityNavigator.org. Visit the Attorney General’s website to find additional charity research tools.
2. Military Discounts and Free Programs Scams – Scammers target veterans by claiming to offer military discounts or access to free goods and services through special government programs.
Tip:If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Many legitimate organizations do offer genuine discounts for veterans, but first research offers online and with the Better Business Bureau. Never provide sensitive personal or financial information in exchange for a “discount.”
3. U.S. Soldier Impersonation Scams – A variety of veteran scams appear as someone who pretends to be a U.S. soldier and claims he or she needs a friend, financial help or to sell goods and services for a cheap price. The scammers go as far as opening up fake social media accounts and use real names and photos of U.S. soldiers that they have stolen from real U.S. soldiers.
Tip:If anyone you do not know contacts you and quickly asks for money it is most likely a scam. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command recommends soldiers and their families actively search social media sites to see if a scammer is using their name and information. Soldiers may conduct a Google image search of their social media profile pictures. If a soldier or a family member is being impersonated the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command offers a flyer that provides resources to help report and stop fake profiles.
Beshear said for additional information and a complete list of the top 10 veteran-specific scams visit the MVP website, which also provides a list of upcoming community events and a printable awareness poster. The MVP program has more than 30 community partners, including AARP Kentucky, who work to serve the nearly 300,000 veterans who call Kentucky home.
“Mission Veterans Protected” is the latest step Beshear has taken to both stop con artists and help protect veterans.
Most recently, Beshear announced his office assisted in shuttering the doors of a charity, VietNow National Headquarters Inc., that misled thousands of donors by claiming contributions supported local veterans.
Beshear recommends all Kentuckians stay ahead of scammers by signing up for his office’s Scam Alerts. To enroll text the words KYOAG Scam to GOV311 (468311) or online at ag.ky.gov/scams and select text message or email alert.
Columbia, Ky. (July 3, 2018) – Kentucky State Police are asking for the public's assistance in attempting to locate 39-year-old Shane Wright of Lebanon, KY. Shane is a 5’10” 286 pounds, white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen when he checked himself out of Eastern State Mental hospital on June 2, 2017.
Mr. Wright's family has no idea where he may be. If anyone has information regarding his whereabouts, please contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 15 at 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency. Tpr. Daniel Forbis is investigating.
Columbia Police responded to a single vehicle injury collision on Jamestown Street on Wednesday that resulted in damage to several vehicles at a Columbia auto dealership.
On July 4, 2018 at 2:01amCT, Columbia Police Officer Drew Conn observed an auto collision happen in front of him while on patrol. 16 year old Shawn Harrison of Columbia, KY was operating a 2003 Dodge Durango headed north on Jamestown Street. Harrison lost control of his vehicle and struck a parked vehicle in the parking lot of Franklin Nissan. The vehicle then turned on its side, slid down the roadway and struck 2 more vehicles parked on the lot. All 3 vehicles were owned by the dealership. Debri from the collision damaged a 4th vehicle on the lot also owned by Franklin Nissan.
Harrison was treated on scene by Adair County EMS and transported to TJ Health Columbia. He was not belted at the time of the collision.
At this time it is believed driver fatigue is a contributing factor. CPD Officer Drew Conn is continuing the investigation.
(Adair County, Ky July 5, 2018) – On Wednesday, July 5, 2018 at approximately 12:20amCT, Trooper Billy Begley conducted a routine traffic stop on a blue 2001 Chevy blazer on Jamestown Street in Columbia.
Trooper Begley issued a citation to the driver for Failure to Wear Seatbelts while Columbia P.D. Officer Johnny Dial officer walked around the vehicle with his canine Gunner. Officer Dial stated that the canine positively alerted on the vehicle. Trooper Begley and other officers searched the vehicle and located a couple of syringes with a clear substance in them and a marijuana joint. All these items were found in a container belonging to a 19 year old passenger, Sabrina Lowther of Somerset, KY. Lowther was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Marijuana. Lowther was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
Trooper Begley was assisted by Columbia Police Department and the Adair County Sheriffs Office.
Pulaski Co. Sheriff Greg Speck reports that deputies as well as other law enforcement officers responded to a 911 call of a shooting in Eubank, KY at approximately 8pmET on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
Deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, KSP Troopers, Somerset Police Officers, Eubank and Science Hill Police Officers responded to 416 Northern Crossing Road, 10 miles north of Somerset to find a single victim suffering from a gunshot wound.
According to witness statements, a family dispute led to a physical altercation between family members at the residence and resulted in one individual being shot.
Dustin Sparkman, age 35 of 416 Northern Crossing Road was treated at the scene for a gunshot wound to the torso by Pulaski County EMS personnel and was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center by Air Methods.
Joseph Sparkman, age 56 of the same address was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of a knee injury received during the altercation.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office. No charges have been brought at the time of the press release.
KATELYN M. STAMPER, 19 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY CHAD WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE).
BRIAN R. MONDAY, 28 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY CHAD WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE), TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DISREGARDING A STOP SIGN, POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON, & DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
MARTI L. RUBARTS, 40 OF EUBANK, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAPHETAMINE), & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARPAHERNALIA.
GWENDOLYN COLEMAN, 47 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, & RESISTING ARREST.
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
(Washington County, Ky July 3, 2018) Trooper Daniel Forbis is investigating an unlawful imprisonment case that occurred Tuesday, July 3rd, at 12:15pmET on Coulter Lane in Springfield, Ky. Ryan Curtsinger, age 20 of Springfield, unlawfully restrained Hannah Hardison, age 18 and 1 year old Riley Curtsinger, both of Springfield. During the incident Curtsinger assaulted Ms. Hardison. Ms. Hardison was transported to Springview hospital by a family member where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Curtsinger was arrested without incident and charged with: assault 4th degree (domestic violence), violation of a KY EPO/DVO, unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree and wanton endangerment 2nd degree.
Curtsinger was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.
Thursday, July 5, 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 11am-1pm 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.
Columbia Police Department and Adair County Sheriff's Office have recovered a stolen vehicle taken from West Page St, Columbia on June 24, 2018.
According to the police report, the vehicle was recovered on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 3:17 pm when CPD Officer Kevin Atwood and Adair County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Hitch responded to a call that a vehicle that Columbia Police had been looking for was in the Creek View mobile home park. Upon arrival, a 2010 Mazda 6 was located.
A suspect in the theft, Larry Taylor, 38, of Adair County had been developed by CPD Officer Josh Brockman and a search of the area resulted in Taylor being found hiding in a closet of a mobile home. Deputy Hitch also found Taylor to be in possession of methamphetamine, scales, cash and a loaded firearm. Taylor is a convicted felon and unable to possess any firearm. Taylor was also served with 4 outstanding warrants of arrest including one from Probation and Parole.
Taylor was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by Deputy Brandon Hitch on the warrants. Officer Brockman and Adair County Deputy Hitch will present their cases to the Adair County Grand Jury seeking indictments on the auto theft and drug charges.
Atwood and Hitch were assisted at the scene by Officer Jamie Cole, Sheriff Harrison Moss and Officer Josh Brockman.
As of 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 the Boil Water Advisory starting at 1116-1203 Jamestown St., Industrial Park Dr., Parkview Dr. and 1561-1798 Hwy 55 South, has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia Office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.
On Sunday, July 1, 2018, the Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle accident on Knifley Road. A preliminary investigation determined that Samuel Langham, age 25 of Knifley, KY was operating a 2007 Jeep Commander south bound on Knifley Road. Langham lost control of his vehicle in a curve at the junction of Holmes Bend Road and Knifley Road, and overturned several times before coming to rest on his side. Langham was transported to TJ Health Columbia for injuries sustained.
Deputy Derek Padgett was assisted by Adair County Constable Jason Rector.
Columbia, Ky. (July 3, 2018) – Kentucky State Police are asking for the publics assistance in attempting to locate 39-year-old Shane Wright of Lebanon, KY. Shane is a 5’10” tall, weighs 286 pounds, a white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen when he checked himself out of Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, KY on June 2, 2018.
If anyone has information regarding his whereabouts, please contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 15 at 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency. Tpr. Daniel Forbis is investigating.
On Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at approximately 11:00amET, Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Shepard arrested Tiffany Reid, 34, of Liberty. Reid was arrested on an indictment warrant for theft, promoting contraband and possession of methamphetamine.
Campbellsville Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a report of an structure fire on Monday, July 2, 2018. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke coming from an electric panel in a bedroom. Firefighters extinguished the fire, conducted a primary search for occupants and provided an overhaul to the residence. There were no injuries reported and the home sustained moderate smoke and fire damage to the bedroom.