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Columbia-Adair Boil Water Advisory 7/1/22


Date Issued:  7/1/2022

Time Issued: 9:00 a.m.


A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for Columbia-Adair County Utilities District customers from 618 to 6905 Milltown Rd and all side roads in between, Portland Rd., Flatwoods Rd., Kemp Rd. and Bill Handy Rd. The advisory has been issued due to a main line break. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes before using. This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.

Traffic Blocked Around Jamestown Square for Lakefest Celebration


The Jamestown Police Department wants to remind our listeners that traffic will be blocked around the Jamestown Square beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday through 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. Traffic will be blocked up to 2 blocks in each direction from the square. Police officers and volunteers will be out assisting with traffic and signs will be posted.


The traffic flow is as follows: South bound on U. S. 127 business traffic will need to make right turn at the intersection of Shelby Street and travel to Ballard Street where a left turn can be made to access U. S. 127 Business South where they can make a right turn. If the motorist chose they may continue across 127 Business onto Ballard Street to the intersection of Jefferson Street where they may make a left turn to access Kentucky 92 (a right turn) to travel to the Jamestown Marina or residential areas off of Kentucky 92.


Motorist entering Jamestown from the south on U. S. 127 will need to make a right turn onto Ballard Street and a left turn onto Jefferson Street to access Kentucky 92 or they may continue across Kentucky 92 onto Jefferson Street then to Meadows Lane where a left turn can be made.


Motorist arriving at the intersection of Meadows Lane and East Cumberland Ave. or Kentucky 619 must turn right onto Kentucky 619 where they may travel on Kentucky 619 or make a left onto Scholl Street if they wish to access U. S. 127 Business North. Motorist after turning left onto Scholl Street must turn left onto Shelby Street to access U. S. 127 Business North. Once at the intersection of U.S. 127 Business motorist have the option of a right turn or travel across U. S. 127 Business onto Shelby Street to access U. S. 127 Business South. A one way traffic flow pattern around the perimeter of blocked access will be utilized for the expedient flow of traffic and will be in a counter clockwise direction. No left turns are permitted from: • Southbound on U. S. 127 (North Main Street) at Shelby Street (right turn only) • Northbound on U. S 127 Business (West Cumberland Ave.) at Ballard Street (right turn only) • Kentucky 92 from Jamestown Marina (Boat Dock Road) at Jefferson Street (right turn only) • Kentucky 619 (East Cumberland Ave) at Jefferson Street (right turn only)


Semi, Large Box Van Trucks and Boat Trailers of Excessive Length: Semi’s, large box van type trucks and boat trailers of excessive length which are traveling north or south and have no legitimate business in the Jamestown area are encouraged to utilize the U.S. 127 Bypass for traveling north or south around the Lakefest event during the hours specified in this news release, for street blockages.


During the fireworks display at 9 p.m. all traffic in and around Meadows Lane and East Cumberland Ave. will be shut down completely. Traffic in-bound on East Cumberland can still turn right onto Scholl Street.


2-Vehicle Collision Sends Russell County Woman to the Hospital

According to Russell Springs Police, the accident occured on Thursday morning on S. Hwy 127 around 6:30amCT. 25-year-old Tristan Adkins of Jamestown was operating a 2003 Chevy Pickup and struck a 2012 Kia Sportage being driven by 57-year-old Monica Burke of Russell Springs. Burke left the roadway and entered into the Valero parking lot with her auto coming to rest next to a semi trailer.
Monica Burke was treated and released at Russell County Hospital; Tristan Adkins was not injured. 
RSPD Officer Clete McAninch investigated the accident.



Josh A. Parnell, 27, of Columbia - arrested by the Columbia Police Dept. on Thursday for Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree.

Brian Hawkins, 53, of Burkesville was arrested by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday evening. Hawkins was charged with Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operator License, Possession of Methamphetamine 2nd Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Marijuana.


David Eugene Harding, 74, of Albany - arrested on Wednesday by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for Criminal Trespassing 3rd degree, No Operators License, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Drug Unspecified).


Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.  

Columbia Board of Adjustment Public Meeting July 14th

The City of Columbia Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.
The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider the following:
1. Request for Conditional Use Permit for property owned by Meyer Holding, LLC, Michael Meyer on 1 lot located at 496 Watson Street (PVA Map No. 051-02-00-011.07) The purpose is to operate as a short-term rental, Airbnb. 
The hearing is open to the public.

Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update


FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 30, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on economic development, grants for riverports, transportation funding to support economic development, the groundbreaking of Norton Healthcare Goodwill Opportunity Campus, Western Kentucky tornado recovery and COVID-19. He also named Dr. Aaron Thompson and the Thompson Scholars Program as this week’s Team Kentucky All-Stars.


Economic Development Momentum Continues to Grow
Today, Gov. Beshear highlighted two economic development projects in the commonwealth, totaling over $106 million in investment, which will create over 100 jobs.


Yesterday, Gov. Beshear joined officials in Shelby County and leaders from Wieland North America to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new $100 million copper and copper-alloy recycling facility that will create up to 75 quality jobs for local residents with additional job creation planned in the future.


Today, the Governor announced HHO Carbon Clean Systems LLC will locate its first Kentucky operation in McCracken County, with a $6.65 million investment creating 35 full-time jobs in the coming years.


“Just look at where we are. We set the lowest unemployment rate in Kentucky’s history in back-to-back months. We have the fewest Kentuckians on unemployment in the last 21 years,” said Gov. Beshear. “Yes, our present is challenging with everything we are facing, from a continued pandemic, to inflation, to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but our tomorrow is so exciting.”


Groundbreaking for Opportunity Campus in West Louisville
Gov. Beshear joined state and local official as well as leaders of Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and Norton Healthcare to break ground on a $100 million Opportunity Campus for West Louisville. Residents of West Louisville will have access to career and social services, run by Goodwill Industries. Norton Healthcare will be building a $70 million comprehensive health care center, which will be the first hospital in this community in more than 100 years. The Opportunity Campus will also include offices for other key partners providing services.


The project is expected to create more than 200 jobs in West Louisville with an average annual wage of $59,000. Another 200 jobs are being created during the building phase. This campus also expects to serve 50,000 people every year with programs and services that will enhance their lives and careers. The full economic impact from the campus is expected to be $18.7 million each year by helping place more than 600 job-seekers into full-time employment.


Infrastructure Investments 
Today, the Governor announced $499,000 in grants for eight projects at four of Kentucky’s riverports, including Eddyville, Hickman, Owensboro and Paducah. These grants will help riverport authority meet a range of needs for both capacity and operations.


In continuing his commitment to improving local roadways, Gov. Beshear announced more than $1.8 million in discretionary transportation funding to help four local governments make roadway repairs and improvements that will promote local economic development.


“Kentuckians deserve to have safe roads to travel on when they are taking their families to and from work, school and places of worship,” said Gov. Beshear. “Our local leaders know where we can make the most impact, so we are continuing to prioritize these projects to enhance safety in our communities, while also lifting up our local economies for future investment.”


Additional SAFE Funds for Tornado Recovery
Gov. Beshear announced a seventh round of awards from the West Kentucky State Aid Funding for Emergencies (SAFE) fund. The assistance announced today will go to two eligible Western Kentucky counties to help it the cost of restoration and recovery from the devastating December 2021 tornadoes.


The nearly $800,000 in funding announced today will cover expenses for more than $134,000 of FEMA-ineligible debris removal in Taylor County and more than $655,000 for the purchase of heavy equipment to facilitate debris removal in Hopkins County.


The Governor recommended the appropriation for the SAFE fund, and the 2022 General Assembly supported the aid through Senate Bill 150. The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management continues to receive additional applications for SAFE funding, which are being carefully reviewed to ensure the funds are used to their maximum benefit.


COVID-19 Update
Gov. Beshear said the state is experiencing a slight plateau, with 9,579 cases announced from June 21 through June 27. The positivity rate is also experiencing a plateau at 13.36% on June 26. Overall hospitalizations in Kentucky, as well as the number of patients in the ICU and on a ventilator, have moderately increased, but this increase is not expected to continue.


Team Kentucky All-Stars
On Monday, Gov. Beshear attended the annual Shape America Conference where he presented an award named after his aunt, Mary Ann Miller. The Governor recognized the Mary Ann Miller Thrive Award winners, the Thompson Scholars Program and the program’s namesake, the president of Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, Dr. Aaron Thompson, as this week’s Team Kentucky All-Stars.


“My aunt was a fierce and tireless champion for Kentucky’s young people, particularly for making sure they had access to quality education and health care,” said Gov. Beshear. “I know she would have been proud to see the Thompson Scholars Program and Dr. Aaron Thompson awarded for their contributions to our commonwealth and our students.”


The Thompson Scholars Program offers pre-K through 12th-grade students nutritious meals, tutoring instruction in leadership development, communication skills, local and cultural history, STEAM programming, college prep, field trips and civic engagement. Just under a year after opening its doors, Thompson Scholars is now serving about 100 students.


4th of July: Red Cross Offers Tips for a Safe Holiday


NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 30, 2022 —Independence Day is just ahead, and your plans might include fireworks displays, a backyard picnic, or perhaps fun at the beach. The American Red Cross offers these tips so you can enjoy a fun-packed, safe holiday.


“We’re all looking forward to the 4th of July holiday. It’s a time for fun with friends and family,” said Joel Sullivan, regional executive officer for the American Red Cross Tennessee Region. “We here at the Red Cross want everyone to enjoy their celebration and to be safe.”



The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public firework show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show. Many states outlaw most fireworks. Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks. If you are setting fireworks off at home, follow these safety steps:


  1. Never give fireworks to small children, and never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials. Always follow the instructions on the packaging.
  2. Keep a supply of water close by as a precaution.
  3. Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.
  4. Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight "a dud."
  5. Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.



  1. Wash your hands before preparing the food.
  2. Don’t leave food out in the hot sun. Keep perishable foods in a cooler with plenty of ice or freezer gel packs.
  3. If you are going to cook on the grill, never grill indoors. Keep the grill out in the open, away from the house, the deck, tree branches or anything that could catch fire.
  4. Always supervise the grill when in use. Don’t add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignited. Use the long-handled tools especially made for cooking on the grill to keep the chef safe.
  5. Make sure everyone, including pets, stays away from the grill.



Watch the weather and get out of the water at the first sign of lightning or the rumble of thunder. Stay indoors and away from water for 30 minutes after the last lightning flashes or thunder roars.

Plan ahead for aquatic activities:


  1. Swim only at a beach with a lifeguard, within the designated swimming area. Obey all instructions and orders from lifeguards and ask them about local conditions.
  2. Always designate a “water watcher” whose sole responsibility is to keep a close eye and constant attention on everyone in and around the water until the next water watcher takes over.
  3. Children, inexperienced swimmers, and all boaters should wear properly fitted U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets.
  4. Protect your neck – don’t dive in headfirst. Walk carefully into open waters. Watch out for and avoid aquatic life.
  5. If you are caught in a rip current, stay calm and don’t fight it. Swim parallel to the shore until you are out of the current. Then, turn and swim to shore. If you can't swim to shore, float or tread water until you are free of the rip current and then head toward shore. Draw attention to yourself by waving and calling for help. 


Download the free Red Cross First Aid and Swim apps for instant access to safety tips.


Area Arrests 6-30-22


Jared Lloyd, 44, of Jamestown, KY was arrested by Officer Begley with the Jamestown Police Department just after 11pm on Wednesday night. Lloyd was charged with Sodomy, 1st Degree – Incapable of Consent – Physically Helpless, Rape, 1st Degree – Domestic Violence, Persistent Felony Offender, Non-Payment of Court Cost, Fees or Fines and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Amy Wells, 43, of Russell Springs, KY was taken into custody Kentucky State Police on Wednesday evening and charged with Criminal Trespassing 3rd Degree.


Both were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.


Brittany Horseman, age 28, of Lexington, was arrested by Deputy Tweedy with the Adair County Sheriff’s Officer at 9 p.m. last night. Horseman was charged with Resisting Arrest, Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition Shoplifting, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place (1st and 2nd Offense), Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (On Foot). Horseman was lodged into the Adair County Regional Jail.


Two Metcalfe County Men Arrested Following Ongoing Drug Investigation

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022 the Columbia area HIDTA Drug Task Force executed a search warrant following an ongoing investigation in Metcalfe County. Investigators located a large quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription pills. Also, a large quantity of ammunition, a 9mm hand gun, and a large quantity of US currency was located. 

Justin Neal and Cory Jessie, both of Edmonton, KY were charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine) greater than 2 grams. Neal and Cory were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. 

The investigation is ongoing. Investigators were assisted by KSP Post 15 and the Metcalfe County Sheriffs Office.

Adair County Open Burn / Increased Fire Risk Advisor

Over the past few days, Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan, Adair County Emergency Management Director, County District and City Fire Departments have been monitoring the abnormally dry conditions.  


At this time we are reluctant to impose a county wide burn ban.  Counties to our north (Taylor and Green) are listed as being in moderate drought conditions and Adair County is listed as being abnormally dry.  Rain and storms are forecasted to begin Friday July 1st and continue until Tuesday, July 5th with a daily chance of 40-60%.  


If this forecasted moisture develops and fire reports remain low we hope that we can forgo an open burning ban.


This advisory serves as notice of increased fire risk in Adair County and that an increase of drought status, uncontrolled burns or fires may force implementation of a county wide burn ban.  


Please use caution if you must burn or use fireworks during this abnormally dry time.  


Drought status is shown in this link:



Mike Keltner 


Adair Co. Emergency Management

107 N High Street

Columbia, KY 42728

Mobile (270) 634-4555

Emergency (270) 384-6464



State Police Investigate Fatal Collision in Wayne County

The Kentucky State Police, London Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred at the intersection of KY 90 and KY HWY 1546 in the Monticello area of Wayne County at approximately 1:53 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

The initial investigation indicates that a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle operated by Michael W. McClellan, 28 years old of Monticello, KY, was traveling south on KY 90 at a high rate of speed when he struck a 2006 Chevrolet Pickup operated by Delmar G. Brumley age 81 of Monticello, and passenger Wendell R.  Kelsay age 71 of Monticello. Mr. Delmar and his passenger Kelsay was airlifted to the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington for life threating injuries. Mr. McClellan sustained fatal injuries in the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Wayne County Coroner’s office.

 An autopsy is scheduled for Mr. McClellan in Louisville at the state medical office.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 11 Trooper Dackery Larkey, He was assisted at the scene by Kentucky State Police personnel, Wayne County Constable, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Monticello Fire Department, AirEvac 79 and the Wayne County Coroner’s Office.

RSPD Ask for Help in Finding Stolen Trailer

The Russell Springs Police Department is asking for the public's assistance...the trailer pictured below was taken sometime between Friday (24th) night and early Saturday (25th) morning. If anyone has any information as far as the whereabouts or people involved in this theft, please call RSPD at 270-866-3636 or Russell County Dispatch at 270-343-6600.

Please feel free to share and thank you in advance!


Area Arrest 6-29-22

Jason Taylor, age 32, of Parksville Kentucky, was arrested by Deputy Tweedy with the Adair County Sheriff’s Office around 10:30 last night. Taylor was charged with Operating Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol – 1st, Leaving the Scene of Accident-Failure to Render Air or Assistance, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct, 2nd Degree.

Taylor was lodged into the Adair County Regional Jail.

2-Vehicle Accident Sends Two Adair County Women to Hospital

The Columbia Police Department responded to a 2-vehicle accident with injuries on Saturday evening, June 28, 2022 near the intersection of Burksville Street and Dohoney Trace. 

The accident occurred when Felicia Vanardsdale, 49, of Columbia appears to have turned onto Dohoney Trace coming from Fivestar while driving a 2015 Subaru and collided with a 2013 Kia Optima, operated by Renee Stinson, 52, also of Columbia. 

Both females were transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair EMS for treatment of possible injuries. 

Officer Josh Durbin was the investigating Officer. He was assisted on scene by Sgt Evan Burton. 

Adair Fiscal Court Meeting June 30th

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in special called session on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 9:00 A.M. CT in the basement of the Adair County Annex building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The public is invited to attend. 

Special Called CACEDA Meeting June 30th

The Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority, Inc. will have a special called meeting Thursday, June 30 at 8:00amCT in the Board Room of the Chamber of Commerce Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. The agenda is as follows:
  • Call to order: Bobby Morrison, President
  • Welcome
  • Determination of a Quorum
  • Enter into Executive Session 
  • Adjourn
The meeting is open to the public.

Transportation Crew Members Saddle Up to Compete in Regional "Roadeo" Safety Competition

Twelve Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) equipment operators will advance to represent Kentucky at the Southeastern Regional Equipment Operator’s Safety and Training Conference after earning high marks in the state-level competition hosted last Tuesday and Wednesday in Lexington.

The annual State Equipment Operators’ Safety and Training Conference, otherwise known as the Statewide Equipment Roadeo, is a respected event featuring the top two performers from six obstacle course competitions. The contestants were either the first or second-place winner in the district competition held in each of KYTC’s Department of Highways districts.

“Our crews operate heavy equipment that requires precision skills to perform critical maintenance activities, like plowing snow or hauling materials,” said KYTC Secretary Jim Gray. “The 16th annual event is an important safety training exercise to properly handle potentially hazardous equipment and machinery, and it’s an impressive showcase of our front-line crews’ mastery of the trade.”

Operators competed in six courses testing accuracy, agility and speed while operating heavy equipment like graders, backhoes, snow plows, tractors, and lowboys. During the backhoe competition, operators’ pick up five golf balls, one at a time, from a 4-by-8 foot box of sand with a spoon-like attachment on the backhoe bucket and drop them in narrow cylinders with openings as small as three inches.

The regional competition will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in September 2022. First and second place winners from each event are invited to compete.

State Competition Courses and Winners:

Tractor Truck with Lowboy Trailer

1st Place- Mathew Kirby, Highway District 10

2nd Place- Lewis Barrett, Highway District 7

3rd Place- Charlie Barnes, Highway District 10


Tandem Axle Dump Truck

1st Place- Darren Jackson, Highway District 7

2nd Place- Dustin Phillips, Highway District 4

3rd Place- Joshua Madden, Highway District 11


Single Axle Dump Truck

1st Place- Edward Howard, Highway District 2

2nd Place- Stanley Heisle, Highway District 7

3rd Place- Frederick Hylton, Highway District 10


Tractor with Mower

1st Place- Travis Padgett, Highway District 9

2nd Place- Adam Matherly, Highway District 8

3rd Place- Todd Plank, Highway District 9



1st Place- Joe Sharp, Highway District 8

2nd Place- Jeremiah Meyers, Highway District 9

3rd Place- Barry Johnson, Highway District 8


 Motor Grader

1st Place- Adam Matherly, Highway District 8

2nd Place- Brandon Slaven, Highway District 8

3rd Place- Hunter Sneed, Highway District 8


Area Arrest 6-28-22

Kendra Scott-Wright, age 31, of Burkesville was arrested by Deputy Daniels with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, just before 1 a.m. this morning. She was charged with Driving on a DUI Suspended License – 1st Offense, Ignition Interlock Driver License – Use Violation, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle Prohibited, Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition All Others and Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree.

Russell County Grand Jury Indictments 6-27-22

A Russell County Grand jury has returned indictments against 20 individuals....

  • Charles Curnutte, 54, of Jamestown - Burglary 2nd degree, Criminal mischief, Public Intoxication, and Possession of Burglar's Tools.
  • Richard Rodgers, 42, of Russell Springs and Jessica Helm, 29, of Jamestown - Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Rodgers was also indicted for Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon and Persistent Felony Offender.
  • David B. Johnson, 35, of Russell Springs - Speeding, Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License, Poss of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia, Theft of Identity, Wanton Endangerment, Failure to Notify DOT of Change of Address, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, and Persistent Felony Offender.
  • Ronald Litteral, 32, of Russell Springs - Failure to Wear Seat-belt, Obstructed Windshield, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, and Persistent Felony Offender.
  • Mistie Collins, 44, of Russell Springs - Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Persistent Felony Offender.
  • Ormit Kelsey, 32, of Russell Springs - Strangulation, 4th degree Assault, Unlawful Imprisonment, 2 counts of Resisting Arrest, Wanton Endangerment, Receiving Stolen Property, 3rd degree Assault, and Menacing.
  • Stanley Luttrell, 67, of Russell Springs, Jeffrey Price, 44, of Dunnville, Joseph Yeadon, 67, & Harold G. Powell, 66, of Jamestown, Daniel Burton, 55, of Columbia, and Rejeshkum Patel, 40, of New Jersey - Promoting Gambling by setting up a gambling device.
  • Jared Lloyd, 44, of Jamestown - Rape 1st degree, Sodomy, and Persistent Felony Offender.
  • Demetrias Matherly, 28, of Bethelridge, KY - Strangulation, Assault 4th degree, Wanton Endangerment and Persistent Felony Offender.
  • Alicia Ropp, 24, of Russell Springs - Bail Jumping.
  • Jessica French, 30, of Russell Springs - Fraud or False Statement in Obtaining Benefits over $1,000 (2 counts).
  • Georgianna Richardson, 67, of Jamestown - Failure to Illuminate Head Lamps, No Operator's License, Failure to Notify DOT of Change of Address, Possession of a Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, Trafficking in Hydrocodone, and DUI.
  • Jack Lusk, 34, of Jamestown - Theft by Unlawful Taking ($1,000 or more) and Persistent Felony Offender.
  • Jeremy Vanfleet, 39, of Russell Springs - Bail Jumping & Persistent Felony Offender.
  • Latasha Popplewell, 34, of Russell Springs - Bail Jumping & Persistent Felony Offender.
  • Shane Grant, 49, of Jamestown - Bail Jumping.


Indictments are legal accusations and do not determine guilt or innocence.


Early Morning Arrest 6-27-22


Billy Burton, age 32, of Columbia, was arrested by Deputy Tweedy of the Adair County Sheriff’s Office just before 5:30 this morning. Burton was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possession, Assault, 4th Degree (No Visible Injury) and Possession of Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree – Anabolic Steroid.


Dustin Alexander, age 41, of Scottsville, was arrested by Trooper Poole of the Kentucky State Police, just after 1 a.m. this morning in Cumberland County. Alexander was charged with Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Failure to Dim Headlights, Failure to or Improper Signal, Improper Turning, Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia – Deliver/Manufacture, Possession of Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree – Drug Unspecified and Operating Motor Vehicle Under/Influence of Controlled Substance – 1st.


Both men were lodged into the Adair County Regional Jail.

Adair Fiscal Court Meeting Agenda 6/27/22

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 4:00pmCT in the basement of the Adair Annex on the Public Square in Columbia. 
The meeting is open to the public.

Adair County Man Dies After a Vehicle He was Working on Falls on Him

On Friday, June 24, 2022 Adair County Deputies Derek Padgett and Chandler Staten responded to a call of assistance, 20 miles north of Columbia on Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn, KY. A preliminary investigation determined that 61-year-old William Thomas Brown of Elk Horn was at home working on his 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. Mr. Brown used a hydraulic bottle jack and a piece of wood to lift the vehicle off the ground. The ground in the area of the jack was not level causing the bottle jack to be unlevel in lifting the vehicle. Upon Brown getting under the vehicle, the weight of it shifted, causing the bottle jack to lean. The vehicle then fell, pinning Brown underneath it. William Thomas Brown of Elk Horn was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Adair County Deputies were assisted at the scene by Adair County Coroner Todd Akin, Adair EMS, the Knifley Volunteer Fire Department and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS.

Weekend Arrests



The following individuals were arrested over the weekend in the area....



  • Ernest Bradley Foley, 54, of Jamestown - arrested by the RCSO on Saturday night for Assault 4th degree (Domestic Violence).


Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.


  • Brenda Lee Fountain, 67, of Edmonton - arrested on Friday afternoon by KSP for DUI and Wanton Endangerment 2nd degree.
  • Sandy Marie Dean, 42, of Columbia - arrested by KSP on Friday night for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, Failure to Produce Insurance Card and Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance.
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

Columbia Man Airlifted to Lexington Hospital Following 2-Vehicle Collision

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022 the Adair County Sheriff’s Office  investigated a 2-vehicle collision at the intersection of Millerfield Rd and Edgar Jessie Rd.

A 2017 Kia Soul, operated by Cara Hadley of Columbia, was attempting to make a U-turn at Edgar Jessie Rd and turned into the path of a 2011 Ford van being operated by 29-year-old Dakota McGowan of Columbia. The van left the roadway and overturned.

McGowan and a passenger, Matthew Chapman, were ejected from the vehicle. Both were transported to Russell County Hospital by Adair EMS with McGowan being airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital for further treatment. Hadley and a male juvenile passenger were not injured.   

The collision was investigated by Deputy Tracy McCarol. The Adair County Fire Department also responded to the accident.

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