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BOYS & GIRLS 20TH DISTRICT BASKETBALL T-MENTS

 
 
 
BOYS T-MENT
Marion Co. beat Taylor Co. 66 to 53 on Wednesday night to advance to Saturday's championship game at 7:00pmET (6:00pmCT) at the Taylor Co. High School Gym.
 
Campbellsville and Adair Co. will play tonight (Thursday) at 7:00pmET (6:00pmCT) in the Boys 20th District T-ment.
 
 
GIRLS T-MENT
The Marion Co. Girls beat Adair Co. 59 to 39 on Tuesday night; Taylor Co. defeated Campbellsville 33 to 31. 
 
Marion Co. vs Taylor Co. this Friday night at 7:00pmET in the Girls Championship Game at Taylor Co. High School.

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ACHS FRESHMAN DIES WEDNESDAY

 

 

Dr. Pam Stephens, Superintendent of Adair County School s, released the following statement today (Thursday) concerning Elizabeth Smith, an Adair County High School student, who passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Today the Adair County Schools family mourns the loss of Ms. Elizabeth Smith. Elizabeth was a freshman at Adair County High School and passed away yesterday after an extended illness. As a school family we come together to support Elizabeth’s family and friends in this time of loss.   

 

Elizabeth’s faith was something we could all learn from. Throughout her illness she exhibited astonishing faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She never wavered from Him and we rejoice that her faith was such an inspiration to many.

 

Our staff, students, and school community extend our deepest sympathies to Elizabeth’s family. Today our families, our schools and our community will all be grieving but will support and love one another.

 

Last night our school system began implementing our crisis response plan. Counselors will be on sight to provide counseling for our students and faculty. We ask parents to please monitor your child’s behavior and let us know if you feel that your child needs to speak with someone.

 

May God comfort and bless Elizabeth’s family, friends and loved ones in the coming days.

 

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ELI FIRE DEPT RESPONDS TO HOUSE FIRE WED. NIGHT

 

Around 8:00pmCT, the Eli Fire Department was dispatched to a reported Structure Fire at 269 Highway 1383. The first arriving Engine radioed a confirmed Structure Fire with flames showing from side. Firemen were able to quickly attack the flames. The structure was an old church that had been converted into a home and all occupants were accounted for except the family pet who unfortunately perished in the fire. The building was approximately 30’ x 60’ in size with no basement. Crews made a great stop on the fire and additional crews were rotated out for several hours conducting an overhaul and checking for any hidden fires or hotspots.

 

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 5 hours and were assisted by members of the Jamestown Fire Dept. (who provided mobile air refilled air cylinders), and Russell Co. EMS personnel.

 

Displaced occupants of the residence are being assisted by the American Red Cross.  

 

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LAKE CUMBERLAND TOURISM COMMISSION MEETING RECAP

 

The Russell County Tourism Commission's monthly meeting was held on Wednesday, Feb. 26th. Here's Eric West with a recap......

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"GOD'S GLORY OVER BAM"


It has been 66 days since John "Bam" Carney of Campbellsville was hospitalized with a severe case of pancreatitis. Last night (Tuesday), the family reported that "Bam" continues to improve as he passed a swallowing test. Bam has also been able to drink water and is talking and getting stronger. The primary concern are the infection levels, but doctors remain optimistic. The family asks for your continued prayers.

 
A day of prayer and encouragement for Bam is planned for Friday, March 6th. Go to "God's Glory over Bam" on Facebook for details on hosting a prayer event.
 
John "Bam" Carney is hospitalized at Norton's Hospital in Louisville, KY.  He is the State Representative for Taylor and Adair Counties.

 

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY INDICTMENTS 2-26-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Russell County Grand Jury met Tuesday and handed up the following indictments...

 

Kaitlyn Nopp of Campbellsville and Justin Goodin of Lebanon - Knopp: Driving Under the Influence Goodin: Public Intoxication Both were indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree a Class D Felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Class A Misdemeanor.

 

Cody L. Cooper of Russell Springs - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree a Class D Felony a Class D Felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree a Class A Misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Class A Misdemeanor.

 

William C. Wilson of Russell Springs - Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, a Class D Felony.

 

Curtis Hendricks of Russell Springs - Theft by Unlawful Taking over $10,000 dollars, a Class C Felony and Criminal Mischief 1st Degree a Class D Felony.

 

Wolfgang Burkhart of Edmonton - Bail Jumping 1st Degree a Class D Felony.

 

Tony Owens of Somerset - Bail Jumping 1st Degree a Class D Felony.

 

Glen Blankenship of Russell Springs - Criminal Mischief 1st Degree a Class D Felony, and Persistent Felony Offender 1st Degree.

 

WAVE NEWS reminds listeners that an indictment doesn't express guilt or Innocence in these cases only that further court action is warranted.

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 

The Adair County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday. Jim Lieb files this report for WAVE NEWS... 

 

 

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ADAIR COUNTY INDICTMENTS 02/25/20


An Adair a County Grand Jury has returned numerous indictments. Click on link to read each indictment:

 

https://ridingthewave.com/assets/images/misc/Adair-County-Indictments.pdf

 

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COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED ON METH & OTHER CHARGES


Columbia Police Dept. Officers responded to a disturbance call at a basement apartment at the corner of Bomar Heights and Pine Tree Street on Monday night just after 7:30 PM.
 
Upon arrival, there were multiple individuals in and around the apartment. One subject present refused to follow basic commands to keep his hands outside of his pockets after being told repeatedly. Once detained, the subject was found to be in possession of one gram of suspected methamphetamine and was taken into custody.

Matthew Alexander, 22, of Columbia has been charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine). Alexander is currently on probation for fleeing and evading police stemming from an attempted traffic stop last Spring.

Officer Evan Burton was the arresting Officer. He was assisted on scene by Officer Drew Conn.
 

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R.C. WOMAN ARRESTED ON THEFT CHARGES


Brittney Helm, 30, of Russell Springs, KY was taken into custody by Russell County Deputy John Wine on charges of Theft by Unlawful Taking/Shoplifting under $500. The arrest was made on Monday evening. She was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

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R.C. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

The Russell County School Board met on Monday evening for the districts regular monthly meeting. 

 

The big topic on the agenda was a change in the school calendar for the 2020/2021 school year to now "have" school on Veterans Day. We asked Supt. Ford about the change... 

 


Ford went on to share with WAVE listeners the other items on the agenda... 

 

 

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JAMESTOWN FIRE DEPT. RESPONDS TO VEHICLE FIRE

 

The Jamestown Fire Department was dispatched out at 2:15pmCT on Monday afternoon to the report of a car on fire just off the Square. When the department arrived on scene they found a vehicle, owned by Jasmine Brooke York, with fire under the hood. The blaze was quickly extinguished.


Firemen were on the scene for approx. 30 minutes and were assisted by Jamestown PD and the Russell County Sheriff's Office.

 

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING RECAP

 

The Russell Springs City Council special called meeting was brief with only two items on the agenda. City Clerk Chris Ramsey has all the details for WAVE listeners... 

 

 

 

 

 

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TOMPKINSVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY


Tomkinsville, KY (February 24,2020) - On February 21st, 2019 at approximately 4:30 PM CST Trooper Allen Shirley, along with Officers from Tompkinsville Police Department, responded to an apartment that had been burglarized at the Green Hills Subdivision. Tonya Bartley stated that when she arrived home, she realized someone had entered her apartment, broken several items and stole her microwave. A nearby witness stated that he observed 65 year old Ted Frazier of Tompkinsville, KY leave the apartment carrying a microwave.

 

Tpr. Shirley located Frazier at his residence on South Main Street and placed him under arrest. Frazier was charged with Burglary 2nd degree, Theft by unlawful taking U/$500, and Criminal Mischief 3rd degree. Frazier was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. 

 

Tpr. Shirley was assisted by Officers Ricky Shirley and Aaron White.

 

 

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FATAL ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF ELK HORN MAN

 

An Elk Horn, KY man dies as a result of a single vehicle collision in northern Adair County on Friday night. 

On Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:19pmCT, Adair County 911 received a call of a single vehicle collision on Elk Horn Rd, approx. 15 miles north of Columbia. Adair County Deputy Joey Keith, along with additional emergency services, responded to the collision.

 
Preliminary investigation shows that Ronald Woodrum, 67, was operating a 2018 GMC Sierra truck traveling north on Elk Horn Road, along with a 3-year-old passenger. Woodrum lost control of his vehicle, leaving the roadway on the left side and striking a tree.

Woodrum was pronounced deceased at the scene; the 3-year-old child was airlifted to University of Louisville by helicopter. Seatbelts were in use for both driver and passenger. As of Sunday, the child has been released from the hospital.  

The investigation is continuing by the Adair County Sheriffs Office. Deputy Joey Keith was assisted on scene by Chief Deputy Justin Cross. 
 
Agencies responding: Knifley Fire Department, Columbia-Adair Fire Department, Adair EMS, Adair County Coroner's Office and the Adair County Sheriffs Office.  

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RUSSELL CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
Justin Weddle, 34, Russell Springs, KY was arrested by RSPD Officer Antle on Friday night for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree (Drug Unspecified); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Contempt of Court.
 
Weddle was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG & TRAFFIC CHARGES FOLLOWING FOOT PURSUIT

 
On Saturday morning, February 22, 2020 an attempted traffic stop was initiated on Oak Street and Edna Drive in Columbia, KY when the operator ran out of vehicle and fled on foot. The subject was apprehended shortly after attempting to flee. He was found hiding behind residences on Edna Drive. Officers also located a black bag containing narcotics and drug paraphenalia the suspect had discarded while running. 
 
Cory Wayne Polk, 29, of Columbia, KY was taken into custody and charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Fleeing or Evading Police (on foot), No Seatbelt, and Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License. Polk was additionally served an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation.
 
Officer Evan Burton made the arrest. He was assisted on scene by Columbia Police Dept. Officer Jordan Dean as well as Adair Co. Sheriff's Deputies Justin Cross and Chandler Staten.

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JAMESTOWN FD RESPONDED TO STRUCTURE FIRE ON SATURDAY

 

According to Jamestown Fire Chief Jeff Landers, the department was dispatched out at 4:45pmCT on Saturday, February 22, 2020 to a structure fire on Hwy 1680 South at Pleasant Hill. The structure was a lakehouse owned by Judy Johnson who reported that when she came home, she found heavy smoke in the residence. The first firefighter on the scene found heavy smoke and fire on the main floor. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze and discovered the fire apparently had started in the crawlspace under the main floor around the flu. Firemen were on the scene for approx. 3 hours. The home sustained light damage to the floor around the flu and smoke damage throughout the residence.

 

 

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RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING FEB. 24TH

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DRUG ARREST MADE AT COLUMBIA MOTEL; CASH & DRUGS CONFISCATED

 

The Columbia Police executed a search warrant within a room at The Sleep Inn, Friday, February 21, 2020 after beginning an investigation upon receiving a tip of drug activity. After conducting a search, Officers located and seized 5 stolen firearms as well as 4 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, digital scales, $9,742 in cash, Xanax and marijuana. 


Paul Cruse, 28, of Greensburg has been charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), Trafficking in Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Receiving Stolen Property.  

Officer Drew Conn was the investigating Officer. He was assisted on scene by Officer Jordan Dean, Deputy Justin Cross and Deputy Joey Keith.
 

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ON-FARM ENERGY GRANTS APPROVED IN RUSSELL CO.

 

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Gov. Andy Beshear, approved $92,714 in 10 on-farm energy efficiency projects across the Commonwealth at its monthly board meeting. Application and guidelines for the KADB’s On-Farm Energy Efficiency Incentives Programs are available online at ag-energy.ky.gov. 
 
Gov. Andy Beshear said, “These energy grants are the next step in funding agritech to improve efficiency and sustainability on Kentucky farms. With the latest innovations and technology, cost savings for our farmers and producers will result in economic growth in our rural communities.”
 
The On-Farm Energy Efficiency Incentives Program provides incentives for Kentucky farm families to increase energy efficiency of existing equipment or facilities. The program will provide 50 percent reimbursement of the actual cost of a qualified energy project, up to $10,000 plus the $150 third-party energy audit. Permissible items include, but are not limited to, energy audits, energy efficient farm building components, and on-farm energy upgrades.
 
Barren County
Charles Peden, a dairy farmer, was approved for $7,350 in State funds to replace an existing vacuum pump. 
 
Daviess County
Shady-Green, Inc., a horticultural operation, was approved for $10,150 in State funds to install a 7.7 kW solar array. 
 
Grayson County
Michael Geary, a poultry producer, was approved for $10,150 in State funds to replace plastic curtains and install sidewalls in his barns.
 
Metcalfe County
Two poultry producers were approved. Daniel Bilbrey was approved for $10,150 in State funds to replace plastic curtains and install sidewalls and a radiant heater in his barns. Michael Harmon was approved for $4,362 in State funds to install insulation on the exterior side of the wall framing in his barns. 
 
Muhlenberg County
Foxy Farm, LLC, a poultry operation, was approved for $10,150 in State funds to install LEDs, security lights and add ceiling insulation in his barns. 
 
Russell County
Timothy McGowan, a dairy farmer, was approved for $10,150 in State funds to replace lights, pumps and an automatic takeoff milker in his barn. 
 
Taylor County
James Cowherd, a dairy farmer, was approved for $10,150 in State funds to replace two existing refrigeration units. 
 
Warren County
Sumner Dairy, LLC was approved for $10,084 in State funds to install variable speed milk pumps, milk plate coolers and circulating fans.
 
The On-Farm Energy Efficiency Incentives Program is a competitive program. All applications are reviewed on a triannual basis and scored by a committee comprised of representatives from the KADB, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, USDA Rural Development and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Upcoming 2020 deadlines to apply for energy grants are April 24, August 28 and December 18.
 
For more information, contact Stefanie Osterman, County Programs Manager, at (502) 782-1763 or Stefanie.Osterman@ky.gov. 
 

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AG DEVELOPMENT BOARD APPROVES AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENTS IN WAVE AREA

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2020) - The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $1,467,261 in 32 agricultural diversification and rural development projects across the Commonwealth at its monthly board meeting, including projects in this area for Russell, Taylor, and Metcalfe counties.
 
On-Farm Energy Efficiency Incentives
The On-Farm Energy Efficiency Program provides incentives for Kentucky farm families to increase energy efficiency of existing equipment or facilities. Ten On-Farm Energy Efficiency grants were approved totaling $92,714 for recipients in Barren ($7,350), Daviess ($10,150), Grayson ($10,150), Metcalfe (2, $14,512), Muhlenberg ($10,150), Russell ($10,118), Taylor ($10,050), Warren ($10,084) and Webster ($10,150) counties.
 
4-H Country Ham Project
Metcalfe County 4-H Council, Inc. was approved for up to $1,446 in Metcalfe County funds to purchase 18 hams for Metcalfe County 4-H. Metcalfe County 4-H members that participate in the country ham project learn about the history behind curing hams, curing process, food safety, meat production and food preservation. For more information on this project, contact Amy Branstetter at (270) 432-3561 or ambr223@uky.edu.
 

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GOV. BESHEAR SIGNS MEASURE TO BETTER PROTECT CHILDREN AT SCHOOL

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2020) – In an effort to better protect children at schools throughout the Commonwealth, Gov. Andy Beshear signed the school safety measure Senate Bill 8 into law Friday. 
 
The bill, which received bipartisan support among state lawmakers, passing the Senate 34-1 and the House 78-8, requires the sworn law enforcement officers already serving in Kentucky schools, in accordance with the passage of SB 1 in 2019, to be armed and requires standards for security and training. 
 
“We cannot ask a school resource officer to be in a school to stop an armed shooter if they are not armed themselves,” Gov. Beshear said at the Capitol. “But we understand that there are some children in our schools that don’t feel safe because of the presence of an armed officer. And that is something we must address.”
 
Gov. Beshear and top administration officials have met with those concerned about the bill and have vowed to continue listening to those concerns as the curriculum for the training for these officers is developed.
 
The following is a statement from Kentucky Senate Education Chairman Max Wise regarding the signing of Senate Bill 8 into law:

“The signing of Senate Bill 8 into law is an incredibly important day for the Commonwealth. This new legislation, which goes into effect immediately, is crucial to the General Assembly’s continued efforts to protect Kentucky’s children, teachers and staff by improving the safety of our schools. I am appreciative of all those who provided the necessary input and support to see this measure come to fruition.”
 

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ADAIR CO. JUDGE EXEC. PROCLAIMS FEB. 22-29 AS FFA WEEK

 

Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan has proclaimed the week of February 22-29, 2020 as National FFA Week in Adair County. Be listening to 92.7 The WAVE for FFA messages throughout National FFA Week.
 
Pictured: Coleton Wall, Parliamentarian; Elizabeth Stamper, Secretary; Kiley Feese, Sweetheart; Jeanene Pike, Vice President; Judge Cowan; Ty Cheatham, President; Heidi McGrady, Treasurer, Rebecca Heuser, Reporter and Walter Baker, Sentinel. (Not pictured: Emmy Farmer, Student Advisor; and Brandi Grider, Historian)
 

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JAMESTOWN CITY COUNCIL MET LAST NIGHT

 

 

Jamestown City Council met last evening for their regular monthly meeting. 

 

2 items were on the agenda so the meeting was brief, Mayor Nick Shearer discussed what took place to WAVE NEWS... 

 

 

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