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ADAIR CO. TEMPORARY COOLING STATION

 
The Adair Annex will be open as a temporary cooling location from 8:00amCT until sunset through the end of the Excessive Heat Warning on Sunday, July 25, 2019. If you plan to be at the Adair Annex for this purpose, please check in at the Adair Co. Judge Executive’s Office.   
 
 

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ADAIR CO. ACCIDENT ON TUES. INJURES 1 DRIVER

 
The Adair County Sheriffs Office investigated a 2-vehicle accident on Tuesday that resulted in one of the vehicles overturning.
 
Deputy Josh Durbin investigated the accident that occurred on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 4:25pmCT at the KY61 south & Cumberland Parkway intersection. Tommy Ray, age 53 of Tennessee, was operating a 2018 Dodge Ram, attempting to make a left turn from the Cumberland Parkway exit ramp onto KY61. Mr. Ray pulled into the path of a 2004 Dodge Caravan, operated by 60-year-old Pat Morris of Columbia, KY who was traveling on KY61 headed towards town. The impact caused the Caravan to overturn, coming to rest approximately 200 feet from the point of impact.    
 
Pat Morris was treated for head injuries by Adair County EMS and transported to TJ Health Columbia for further treatment.  Tommy Ray was not injured.
 
The Adair County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation.

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING THURS. 1PM - SUN. 7PM

 
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ SUNDAY...
 
This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central
Indiana and Central Kentucky.
 
.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.
 
Very hot and humid conditions will push heat index readings over 100
degrees this afternoon. See Excessive Heat Warning for additional
details.
 
Widely scattered storms are possible through this evening. These
storms may produce brief torrential rainfall and locally gusty winds.
 
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.
 
A strong upper level ridge will persist through much of the weekend.
This will result in a prolonged period of hot and humid conditions
with heat indices ranging from 100 to as high as 110 degrees Friday
through Sunday. The highest heat indices will be near and west of
the I-65 corridor.
 
A cold front will move through the region late Sunday or Monday and
bring a round of storms.
 

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COLUMBIA ACCIDENT INJURES SEVERAL PEOPLE

 
On Saturday morning, July 13, 2019 Columbia Police Department Officers responded to a 2-vehicle accident with injuries on Hudson Street between A1 Auto and Don Franklin Ford.
 
The accident occurred when a 17-year-old operator of a 2008 Mercury Mariner pulled out of A1 and into the path of a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The Caravan was occupied by two adults, William Corbin and Alicia Burton, both of Columbia, KY. There were also a total of 10 juveniles, with ages varying from 2 to 14 in the van. Various parties were treated on scene by Adair EMS before being transferred to T.J. Health Columbia for further treatment. One was later transferred to the UofL Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
 
Sgt. Gary Roy was the investigating officer. He was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police, and the Columbia Fire Department.
 

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RUSSELL CO. BABE RUTH TEAM WINS EAST KY STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!

 

The Russell County 15 & under baseball team became the East KY State Champions this past weekend in Lexington, KY and are now off to Eau Claire, Wisconsin for the Ohio Valley Super Regional next week!

 

Some team members & coaches were guests on the WAVE Morning Show this morning to discuss fundraisers and their trip to Wisconsin......

 

 

A couple of fundraisers are being held to help support this group of young men. On Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 10am-2pm, there will be a Taco Lunch at the Community Center on Main Street in Russell Springs. On Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9am-2pm, they will have a Car Wash at the new FiveStar Food Mart near the Cumberland Parkway. Money donated will be used to help pay for the expense of rooms and travel for the team to the Ohio Valley Super Regional in Eau Claire Wisconsin starting July 25th 2019.
 

If you aren't able to participate in the fundraisers but still want to make a donation, here's a link to the team's GoFundMe page:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/2019-russell-co-15u-babe-ruth-state-champions?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=f52fc96767c1495aa7b069e71639bcad

 

 

 

 

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ADAIR SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARREST NEW HAVEN MAN ON DRUG CHARGES

 

A New Haven, KY man was arrested on felony drug charges over the weekend by the Adair County Sheriff's Office.
 
On Sunday, July 14, 2019 at approx. 3:00pmCT, Deputy Josh Durbin and K-9 "Nitro" was dispatched to Holmes Bend Rd after a suspicious male complaint was called in. The male was located around the campground area and identified as 28-year-old Gary Kinder of New Haven, KY. Following an investigation, Deputy's discovered the suspect was in possession of narcotics. Kinder was placed under arrest and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine), and Public Intoxication (excludes alcohol).
 
The investigation is continuing.  
 

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GREEN CO. MAN SHOT & KILLED ON TUESDAY

 

A Green County man was shot & killed on Tuesday in the Roachville community of Green Co. by his son-in-law. Our sister station (99.9 The Big Dawg) broke the story and Larry Smith has details......

 

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH THURS. - SUN.

 
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...
 
The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued an
Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon
through Sunday evening.
 
* TEMPERATURE...Heat indices ranging from 100 to as high as 110
  degrees will be possible each afternoon from Thursday into
  Sunday, with the highest heat indices west of I-65.
 
* IMPACTS...Several days of heat indices near or above 105 degrees
  could have a cumulative impact on some individuals, especially
  those who engage in prolonged outdoor work or other activities.
  Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of
  minutes. Never leave pets, children, or the elderly unattended
  in parked vehicles. The extended period of high heat and
  humidity can worsen the effects of heat stress.
 
An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot
temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and
high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in
which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay
in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up
on relatives and neighbors.
 

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2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN ADAIR CO. SENDS 4 PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL

 
A 2-vehicle accident on Monday in Columbia sent one driver and 3 juvenile passengers to the hospital. 
 
On Monday, July 15, 2019 the Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to the injury accident at the junction of Gaston Ave and Jamestown Street. The preliminary investigation determined that a 2006 Toyota Prius, operated by Brenda K Johnson of Illinois, pulled out onto Jamestown Street from Gaston Ave. When doing so pulled directly into the path of a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe operated by Macy Chamness of Columbia. 
 
Johnson & 2 juvenile passengers were transported to T J Health Columbia. One juvenile passenger in the Chamness auto was also transported to T.J. Health Columbia by Adair County EMS.
 
Adair County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Padgett is the investigating Officer. He was assisted on scene by Adair EMS, Adair County Fire Department, Kentucky State Police, and Columbia City Police.
 

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ADAIR CO. BOGUS CALLS.... BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!

 

Today (Tuesday, July 16, 2019), the Adair County Sheriff's Office has received several phone calls from Adair County residents stating they've received calls from the Sheriff's Office. The calls consist of people being told they have summons or warrants on them that do not exist. These callers are using names of employees of the Sheriffs Office. Sheriff Josh Brockman tells 92.7 WAVE News that the Adair County Sheriff's Office will not ever call and ask you for personel information over the phone! The office does not except payments for fines over the phone by credit card, nor do they ask for them. The Sheriff's Office also does not call and tell you they have a warrant and are on their way to pick you up if you don’t make a payment.
 
If you receive one of these calls, please do diligence in making sure you are speaking with someone from the Sheriff's Office. The number that is showing up on most of these calls is 270-290-1369. Sheriff Brockman says the scammers are probably using an app to change the number, and they are trying to track down the source of the calls. If you have any information, call 270-384-2776.
 
 
 

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UPDATE: HWY 80 IS OPEN FOLLOWING SEMI ACCIDENT

 
****UPDATE****
 
Hwy. E80 in Columbia, KY has reopened following a semi accident early this morning!
 
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A semi overturned in Adair County at approx. 3amCT in the 3900-4000 Block of Russell Springs Road, Highway East 80 in Adair County. Noone was injured. Expect delays and roadway closures during the cleanup process. 
 
 
 
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

The Russell County School Board met on Monday evening, July 15, 2019. Jim Leib has details......

 

 

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AREA ARRESTS 07/15/19

 
  • Anthony Smith, 63, Russell Springs - arrested by the RCSO on Monday morning for Public Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd offense
  • Randall Allen Walker, 41, Russell Springs - arrested by KSP at 12:30amCT this (Sunday) morning for Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License; DUI; Improper Registration Plate; and Failure to Produce Insurance Card
  • Kristopher Eugene Adkins, 26, Russell Springs - arrested around midnight on Saturday night on a Fugitive From Another State Warrant
  • Josh Gerlach, 33, Danville, KY  - arrested Saturday evening by KSP in Russell Co. for Failure to Operator Boat at Idle Speed and Operating a Boat/Watercraft While Intoxicated 
  • Everett McMullen Jr., 51, Williamstown, West Virginia - arrested by RCSO on Sunday evening for Theft by Deception (including cold checks under $500)
  • James Robinson, 52 and Pauline Robinson, 52, both of Russell Springs - were arrested on Sunday evening by the RCSO. James was charged with Driving on a DUI Suspended License, 2nd offense. Pauline was charged with Prescription Controlled Substance Not In Proper Container. 

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
 
  • Steven Brown, 23, Hodgenville - arrested by KY Fish & Wildlife on Sunday for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine), and Prescription Controlled Substance Not In Proper Container
  • Tussie Harper, 28, Columbia - arrested by Ky Fish & Wildlife on Sunday evening for Resisting Arrest; Failure to Appear; and 2 Probation Violations (for misdemeanor offenses)
  • Alfred Gansert, 59, Union City, TN - arrested Sunday night by KSP and charged with Reckless Driving; DUI; Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia

 

Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
 

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COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
On Saturday night, July 13, 2019 Officers with the Columbia Police Department responded to a report of an unresponsive male behind the wheel of a red Chevrolet at the Dollar General Store on South Hwy 55. The subject (20-year-old Austin Coomer of Columbia), was awakened and briefly checked out by Adair EMS. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of digital scales, an undisclosed amount of marijuana, a number of pills, and a large amount of cash. Coomer was charged with Public Intoxication, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Trafficking in Marijuana, 1st offense (all misdemeanors), and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Drug Unspecified), a felony.
 
CPD Officer Drew Conn was the arresting Officer. He was assisted on scene by Officer Anthony Darnell.
 

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REDUCE POTENTION RABIES EXPOSURE BY AVOIDING BATS & WILD ANIMALS

 
FRANKFORT, KY (Jul. 15, 2019) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), along with local health departments across the state, is reminding the public about the potential for rabies exposure from contact with bats and other wildlife.
 
“Bats become active during this time of year and that increases the possibility of exposure to rabies, which is a dangerous and life-threatening condition if contracted,” said Kelly Giesbrecht, DVM, MPH, state public health veterinarian with DPH. “We want to highlight the importance of rabies prevention and control efforts in our communities, while also reminding Kentuckians of the existing dangers of coming into contact with rabid bats and other wildlife. To avoid possible rabies exposure, wildlife should not be fed, handled or treated as pets.”
 
Rabies is a virus that affects the nervous system in humans, pets and wild animals. A person may contract rabies through a bite, scratch or saliva from an infected animal. Due to the small size of its teeth and claws, a bat bite or scratch may not be seen or even felt by the injured person. A potential rabies exposure should never be taken lightly. If untreated, rabies is fatal.
 
Bats that are active during the day or are unable to fly might be suspect for having rabies. To minimize the risk for contracting rabies, it is best never to handle any bat. If you find a bat in your home, call your local animal control office to collect the bat and call your healthcare provider or local health department to determine if preventive treatment is needed. Not all bats are positive, only a small percentage. However, caution should still be used around all bats. Bats are also very beneficial. They eat 600-1000 mosquitoes hourly!
 
To prevent bats from entering your home, carefully examine your home for holes that might allow bats to enter the residence. Any openings larger than a quarter-inch could allow for bat entry. These openings should be blocked either with stainless steel wool or caulking in the fall or winter so you do not unintentionally trap bats within your home. Between May and August, while bats are raising their young, it is illegal to remove bats. Consult with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife if you have a bat problem in your home during these months. Common ways for bats to enter homes include down the chimney, through openings around the chimney, through vents or openings behind shutters, under doors, siding, eaves or shingles.
 
Wildlife rabies cases, primarily in bats, raccoons, skunks and foxes, have been identified in the U.S., and these result in human and animal exposures requiring thousands of human rabies post-exposure treatments and animal euthanasia or quarantines.
 
Once clinical symptoms are present, there is no known medical cure for rabies.Symptoms include strange sensations at the site of the bite from a rabid animal, hallucinations and fear of water, all of which are quickly followed by death.
 
While rabies in humans is rare in the U.S. (usually only one or two human cases per year), the most common source of human rabies in the U.S. is from bats. Among the 19 naturally acquired cases of rabies in humans in the U.S. from 1997-2006, 17 were associated with bats. Among these, 14 patients had known encounters with bats. The last case of human rabies in Kentucky from a bat was in 1996. Rabies can be prevented by avoiding contact with bats and getting immediate treatment if you do come in contact with a bat that tests positive or isn’t able to be tested.
 
Points to remember to prevent rabies:
  1. Do not touch a bat!
  2. Teach your children: Do not touch a bat! 
  3. Keep your pets vaccinated.
  4. Do not interact or attract wildlife.
  5. Do not put food outside for wildlife and keep pet food covered.
  6. Talk to your healthcare provider about preventive shots if you believe you have been exposed to rabies.

 

For more information on bats and the potential to contract rabies visit: https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/bats/education/index.html

 

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SEMI TRUCK FIRE ON CUMBERLAND PARKWAY IN ADAIR CO.

 
The Columbia/Adair County Fire Department responded to the westbound lane of the Louie B. Nunn-Cumberland Parkway this (Sunday) morning at 9:57amCT at mile marker 46. A semi tractor-trailer (hauling a load of hay) was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. They were able to get the fire extinguished prior to the load catching on fire. The truck was owned by Branscum's Storage Inc. of Russell Springs, KY.  
 
19 firemen were on the scene for approx. 45 minutes.  
 
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
The Boil Water Advisory on Hwy 1545 in Russell County. KY has been lifted. You no longer have to boil your water.
 

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AREA ARRESTS 07/15/19

 
  • Randall Allen Walker, 41, Russell Springs - arrested by KSP at 12:30amCT Sunday morning for Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License; DUI; Improper Registration Plate; and Failure to Produce Insurance Card
  • Kristopher Eugene Adkins, 26, Russell Springs - arrested around midnight on Saturday night on a Fugitive From Another State Warrant
  • Josh Gerlach, 33, Danville, KY  - arrested Saturday evening by KSP in Russell Co. for Failure to Operator Boat at Idle Speed and Operating a Boat/Watercraft While Intoxicated 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.

 
  • Christian Stanley, 23, Columbia - arrested Saturday afternoon by KSP and charged with Reckless Driving; Disregarding Stop Sign; Failure to Wear Seatbelt; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; No Registration Receipt; No Registration Plates; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operator's License; and DUI
  • Gary Kinder, 28, New Haven, KY - arrested by ACSO on Saturday afternoon for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and Public Intoxicaion (excludes alcohol)
  • Brooke Newton, 28, Burkesville - arrested Friday night by BPD for Endangering the Welfare of a Minor; Disregarding a Stop Sign; and No Operator's License in her Possession
  • Chester Newport, 26, Burkesville - arrested by CCSO on Friday afternoon for Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree (on foot)

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

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HARDIN CO. MAN SUSTAINS SERIOUS INJURIES FOLLOWING MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN ADAIR CO.; SPEED BELIEVED TO BE A FACTOR

 

This morning (Friday, July 12) at 8:56amCT, the Adair County Sheriffs Office was dispatched to a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Holmes Bend Rd  and KY551. Upon their arrival, it was discovered that 31 year old Stephen Edwards of Hardin  County, KY was operating a 2008 Suzuki 1000 motorcycle, traveling north on KY 551 and failed to negotiate the curve. Edwards left the roadway, overturning the bike as he was thrown from it.   
 

Mr. Edwards was treated on scene by Adair EMS until the Air Evac helicopter landed. He was then flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. Mr. Edwards sustained serious head injuries and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Speed is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash as witnesses stated the bike had been traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the collision.    

Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman is investigating the accident. He was assisted at the scene by Kentucky State Police, Columbia Police, and the State Highway Department.
 

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WASHINGTON CO. MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING SHOOTING

 
(Springfield KY, July 12, 2019) On Thursday, July 11, 2019 at approximately 11:53 PM ET, Units from KSP Post 15 responded to a shooting incident that occurred at the intersection of U.S. 150 and KY 555.  When Troopers arrived, it was determined that Andre Hawkins, 32, of Lebanon, KY had been shot while he was in his vehicle at that intersection.  Hawkins left the scene and went to a nearby McDonalds to use his cell phone. Hawkins informed Police that Dyron Johnson from Springfield had shot him. Washington County EMS transported Hawkins to SpringView Hospital in Lebanon where he was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital. He is listed in stable condition.
 
Following further investigation, Units from Post 15 obtained and executed a search warrant in the city limits of Lebanon on West Chandler Street. Dyron A. Johnson, 38, of Springfield, KY was arrested and charged with Assault 1st degree and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon. Johnson was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. 
 
This incident is under investigation by Detective B.J. Burton. KSP was assisted by Springfield Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, and Washington County EMS.
 

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ARRESTS 07/12/19

 
  • Paul Abrell, 40, Columbia - arrested early this morning (Friday) by RCSO for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (excluding alcohol)
  • Kathy Sutton, 54, Jamestown - arrested by RSPD overnight and charged with No Tail Lamps; No Registration Receipt; DUI; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Drug Unspecified); and Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container
  • Jeremy Ping, 42, Russell Springs - arrested by KSP on Thursday night for Rear License Not Illuminated and DUI (Aggravating Circumstance)
  • Maggie Chumble, 47, Russell Springs - arrested by JPD on Thursday afternoon for TBUT Under $500

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.

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RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

 

The Russell Springs City Council met on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Jim Leib has details.......

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY 07/12/19

 
There is a Russell County Boil Water Advisory on Hwy 1545 (Bottoms Rd) from Edmonds Lane to Sano-Mt Olive Rd due to a water line break. Boil all water used for drinking & cooking purposes for at least 3 minutes. 
 

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AREA ARRESTS 07/11/19

 
  • Adrienne Jones, 36 of Jamestown -  arrested by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree (Drug Unspecified); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; DUI (Aggravated Circumstance); & Failure to Notify the Dept. of Transportation of Address Change
  • Coleman Ray Miller, 26, Jamestown - arrested overnight by JPD for Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence)
  • Stephen Boyd, 29, Columbia - arrested on Wednesday evening by and charged with Operating on a Suspended or Revoked LIcense; Disregarding a Stop Sign; and Failure to Wear Seatbelt

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
  • Vincent Bach, 32, Columbia - arrested Wednesday night by CPD and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance; No Seatbelt; Fleeing or Evading Poice, 2nd degree; and Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators LIcense 

 

Lodged in the Adair Co. Jail.

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TAYLOR CO. GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS

 

The Taylor County Grand Jury met this week and returned the following indictments:

  • William Cody Edwards, 42, Lisa Lane, Campbellsville, KY - Possession/Viewing Sexual Performance by a Minor (Class "D" Felony)
  • Joshua Judd, 2421 Penitentiary Bend Rd, Greensburg, KY - Promoting Contraband at the Taylor County Jail
  • Derrick Harris, Magnolia, KY - Receiving Stolen Property
  • Jeremy D. Wilhoit, 474 Attilla Road, Campbellsville, KY - Forgery
  • Tomas L. Cruz, Campbellsville - Identity Theft
  • Larhonda J. Perez, 208 Fairview Drive, Campbellsville, KY -  Identity Theft 
  • Nicholas J. Elmore, Campbellsville, KY - Theft, Criminal Mischief, Wanton Endangerment
  • Phillip J. Crump, Meadow Brook Drive, Campbellsville, KY - Wanton Endangerment and Criminal Mischief
  • Harley Cox, Campbellsville, KY - Forgery

 

The Taylor County Grand Jury indicted the following people on Drug Charges:
  • Wesley D. Mann of Campbellsville
  • Steven Matthew Wilson of Campbellsville
  • John Grubb of Campbellsville
  • Danny D. Jefferies of Lebanon
  • George P. Gribbins of Campbellsville
  • Justin Highfield of Campbellsville
  • Lisa M. Creason of Greensburg
  • Thor Polly of Greensburg

 

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