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TC ENERGY TO CONDUCT PIPELINE TESTS IN KNIFLEY AREA

 

TC Energy will be conducting some tests on its pipeline system this week, looking to replicate the same pulsations experienced a couple of months ago. These tests and the pulsations do not represent any safety concern for the community around the pipeline. Engineers and operations personnel from the company continue to investigate the source of the noise heard in Adair County. TC Energy is committed to the safe and responsible operations of its system and will continue to work with local officials to keep them informed on the matter.  
 
 

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KY FISH & WILDLIFE HAS NEW APP

 

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has debuted a new app that will allow people to report suspected illegal activity. A statement from the agency says it has partnered with tip411 to create the KFWLaw app, which allows people to submit anonymous tips to law enforcement about fish, wildlife or boating. They can also report tips through text messages or the internet. The app will supplement the department’s longtime tip line, 1-800-25-ALERT. Officials say people should still dial 911 in an emergency.
 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP 11/12/19

 

The Russell County Fiscal Court met on Monday evening.  Here's Russell Co. Judge Exec. Gary Robertson....

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 

The Russell County Boil Water Advisory on Hwy 1729 from Hwy 2283 up to Sano Road has been lifted. The advisory was issued on Monday due to a water main break.

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DEER GUN SEASON IS UNDERWAY THRU NOV. 24TH

 
One of the favorite times of the year for tens of thousands of Kentuckians got underway Saturday, November 9th, 2019 as modern gun deer season opened statewide. The 16-day season closes on Sunday, November 24, 2019.
 
The season sits squarely in the rut, when male deer are most actively pursuing does to breed. Around 300,000 people hunt deer in Kentucky each year.
 
Dry, hot weather early in the season has affected this year's initial deer harvest.  we are still below the 10-year average for harvest at this time of the season, which is directly related to heat and drought."
 
Deer hunters have reported more than 21,500 deer harvested so far this season.
 
Hunters must check current regulations to ensure they are following all the legal requirements before going afield. Some general regulations and tips for this season include:
 
  • Kentucky's statewide limit is one buck per season. Harvest limits for does vary within the state's four deer hunting zones.
  • Zone 1 counties have the highest concentrations of deer; concentrations are lowest in Zone 4. The zone system allows hunters to help manage the deer herd.
  • The statewide deer permit allows the harvest of up to 4 deer.
  • Hunters may take an unlimited number of deer in Zone 1 counties with the purchase of additional deer permits. Each additional deer permit allows for the take of 2 deer.
  • Hunters in Zone 4 counties may only take 2 deer. Only one may be antlerless.
  • Hunters must have proper licenses, permits and hunter education certification, if required. Go online to fw.ky.gov for details.
  • Hunters may not bring whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose or caribou into Kentucky from another state. Brain or spinal material of the animal is prohibited as well. This is designed to help prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease into Kentucky.
  • Residents hunting out of state who wish to have their animal mounted should cape it and skull cap it - or have it done by a local processor or taxidermist in that state - before bringing it into Kentucky.
  • Hunters pursuing any species during the modern gun deer season must wear unbroken hunter orange visible from all sides on the head, chest and back at all times while in the field.
  • Licenses or permits may be purchased at any time by calling 1-800-598-2401, or visiting the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website at fw.ky.gov. Licenses are also available at hundreds of locations where sporting goods are sold.

 

Finally, the recent cold snap has all but put an end to a minor outbreak of hemorrhagic disease in deer this year. The disease, which is transmitted by midges, concludes when a hard freeze kills the insect carriers.
 
Biologists have not detected the presence of tuberculosis in Kentucky's deer, or chronic wasting disease in its deer and elk. "The Lower Peninsula of Michigan is the only place tuberculosis in deer can be found," Jenkins said. "We do not have tuberculosis in Kentucky."
 
For more information on deer hunting, visit the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife webpage at fw.ky.gov or consult the Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide, available free wherever they sell hunting licenses.
 

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AREA ARRESTS 11/12/19

 

  • Wayne Murrell, 40, Russell Springs - arrested early this morning (Tuesday) by the RCSO and charged with Assault, 4th Degree (Domestic Violence) with Minor Injuries.
  • Wesley Taylor, 31, Russell Springs - arrested by the RCSO on Monday night for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree (Drug Unspecified); Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon; Tampering With Physical Evidence; and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
 
  • Jose Gonzalaz, 76, Knifley - arrested by the ACSO on Monay night for No Operators License; Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle; and DUI.
 
Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING NOV. 12TH

 

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in Regular Session this evening at 6:00 PM in the basement of the Adair Annex. 
 
ACTION ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE:  
  • DAVID GODBY WITH BLUEGRASS CELLULAR-IPAD DISSUSSION 
  • DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE AWARD OF BOOM MOWER AND TRACTOR BIDS
  • PERMISSION FOR JUDGE TO SIGN RESOLUTION ON 6000 SERIES ROADS FROM STATE
  • JAIL REQUEST
  • TWO EXTENSION BOARD APPOINTMENTS 
  • A NATIONAL OPIOID LITIGATION RESOULUTION 

 

The meeting is open to the public.
 

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SPECIAL CALLED COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOV. 12TH

 
There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Columbia City Council on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at Noon in City Hall to open and accept bids on a 2017 or newer Fire Engine.  
 

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AREA ARRESTS 11/11/19

 

  • Alex Hopper, 19, Russell Springs - arrested early Sunday morning by RSPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine); DUI; Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle; Reckless Driving; No Registration Receipt; and Failure to Produce Insurance Card.
  • Christopher Thomas, 21, Jamestown - arrested overnight on Saturday night by RCSO and charged with DUI; Failureto Wear Seatbelt; and Failure to Signal.
  • Michael Russell, 44, Russell Springs - arrested Saturday afternoon by RSPD for Terroristic Threatening, 3rd Degree and Assault, 4th Degree (Domestic Violence)
  • Doris Roy, 31, Russell Springs - arrested Saturday by RCSO for Receiving Stolen Property (Under $10,000)
  • Andrea Fobbe, 37, Russell Springs - arrested Friday afternoon by RCSO for TBUT ($500 or More but Under $10,000). She was also served 2 warrants for other police agencies.

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
  • Billy Cranfield, 45, Spring City, TN - arrested by Cumberland Co. Sheriffs OFfice on Saturday night for Speeding; DUI; Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle; and Reckless Driving.
  • Robert Williams Clay, 53, Goodlettsville - arrested by CPD on Sunday evening for Public Intoxication and Driving on a DUI Suspended License

 

Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.

 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING NOV. 11TH

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will meet on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 6:00pmCT at the Russell County Courthouse in Jametown, KY. 
 
AGENDA 
WELCOME, PLEDGE & OPENING PRAYER 
MINUTES 
PAY BILLS 
DETENTION CENTER REPORT 
SHERIFF’S REPORT 
RC SHERIFF 2018 FINAL FEE SETTLEMENTS 
TREASURER’S MONTHLY SETTLEMENT REPORT & AE TRANSFERS 
TRANSFER $10,036.40 FROM GRANTS TO GENERAL FOR SAFE ROOMS 
RC CLERK – 2019 AMENDED BUDGET 
BUDGET AMENDMENT 19-08 
HEALTH INSURANCE – OPEN ENROLLMENT 
OPIOID LITIGATION FOR COUNTIES 
PAY PULASKI COUNTY $11,000.00 FOR REGIONAL SHELTER 
ROAD CHANGES 
OTHER BUSINESS 
ADJOURN 
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY 11/11/19

 

There is a Russell County Boil Water Advisory on Hwy 1729 from Hwy 2283 up to Sano Road due to a water main break. Until further notice boil all water used for drinking & cooking purposes for at least 3 minutes.

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ADAIR CO. JUDGE PROCLAIMS NOV. "NATIONAL VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILIES MONTH"

 

Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan signed a proclamation last week proclaiming the entire month of November as "National Veterans and Military Families Month". Judge Cowan asks all of Adair County to honor our heroic service men and women and their families during the month of November.
 
Pictured L to R: Joe Hare, Dickie Scholl, Ken Edwards, Judge Cowan, Robin Woodrum & RT Gossett
 
 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP


The Columbia City Council met for a special called meeting on Friday afternoon. Jim Leib has details...


 

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TAYLOR CO. INDICTMENTS

 

A Taylor Co. Grand Jury has returned numerous indictments. Larry Smith has details....

 

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ARRESTS 11/08/19

 

  • Dustin Stone, 32, Columbia - arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with Recovery of Stolen Property
  • Monica Nicole Thompson, 37, of Columbia - arrested early Thursday morning by ACSO for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree - Hallucinogen; Possession of Marijuana; Menacing; Disorderly Conduct; Resisting Arrest; Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; and Assault, 3rd Degree (Police or Probation Officer)

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

  • Timothy Hughes, 20, Russell Springs - arrested Thursday night by RSPD for Burglary, 2nd degree; Assault, 4th degree; Criminal Trespassing; Disorderly Conduct; and Possession of Marijuana

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.

 

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2 PEOPLE INJURED FOLLOWING ROLLOVER ACCIDENT IN ADAIR CO.

 
The Adair County Sheriffs Office responded to the accident that occurred on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 just before 11amCT, 7 miles south of Columbia on KY 61. The preliminary investigation showed that a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck, being operated by Rondell Davidson of Burkesville, KY was attempting to overtake several vehicles. One of the vehicles was a 1997 international dump truck being operated by Kenny Chapman of Columbia, KY. Chapman was slowing down, beginning to make a left turn from KY 61 into a private drive. The Chevy truck, operated by Davidson, struck Chapman's dump truck in the driver's side area. Davidson’s vehicle then left the roadway and overturned.    
 
The Columbia-Adair County Fire Department had to use extrication equipment to enable Adair EMS to access the patient, Rondell Davidson. Chapman and Davison were treated on scene and transported to TJ Health Columbia by EMS. 
 
Sheriff Josh Brockman is investigating the collision. 
 
 

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JUVENILE SHOT; ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED

 

Columbia, KY November 7, 2019) - On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at approximately 4:49pmCT, KSP Troopers from Post 15 responded to Gentry Mill Rd where a juvenile had been shot while operating an atv on the roadway. Preliminary investigations indicate that a male subject pursued the juvenile operating the atv on the roadway and discharged a firearm in the victims direction, striking him in the back and the leg. The victim was transported by personal vehicle to T.J. Sampson Hospital where he was treated and released.

 

Jamey Neat, 45, of Columbia, KY was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st degree and Assault 2nd degree. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Nick Davis.

 

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CPD'S K9 "ANN" TO RECEIVE PROTECTIVE VEST

 

By Officer Adam Cravens
 
The Columbia Police Department's K9 "Ann" will receive a bullet and stab protective vest, thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
 
K9 Ann's vest will be embroidered with the sentiment "Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always". Delivery is expected within 8 to 10 weeks.
 
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.
 
The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,500 U.S. made, custom fitted, NIJ certified protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $6.9 million dollars.
 
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
 
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 - $2,283 and a 5-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 

The Russell County Boil Water Advisory for Robertson Street, Butler Drive, and a section of Hwy 127 North down to Mark Bernard Estates, has been lifted. You no longer have to boil your water.

 

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AREA ARRESTS 11/07/19

 

  • Jamey R. Neat, 45, Columbia - arrested on Wednesday by KSP for Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree and Assault, 2nd Degree
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 
  • Tenika Pierce, 28, Breeding - arresed early this morning by RSPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Tampering With Physical Evidence; and Contempt of Court
  • Nicole Longino-Teodoro, 27, Russell Springs - arrested on Wednesday night by KSP for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree (Drug Unspecified); Theft of Identity; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Failure to Appear; and Contempt of Court
  • Byron Marcum, 36, Russell Springs - arrested Wednesday night by KSP and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; Failure of Non-Owner Operator to Maintain Insurance; Failure to Surrender Revoked Operators License; No Registration Plates; No Registration Receipt; Failure to Appear
  • Shannon Pardee, 46, Russell Springs - arrested Wednesday afternoon by RSPD for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd Offense
  • Amy McKinney, 32, Nancy - arrested by KSP on Wednesday afternoon and charged with 4th Degree Assault (Domestic Violence)
  • Todd Allen Lynch Jr., 24, Russell Springs - arrested Wednesday afternoon by RCSO for Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon
     

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

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LWC TO HOLD 17TH ANNUAL VETERAN'S APPRECIATION LUNCHEON NOV. 8TH

 
COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson College community will hold its 17th Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 8. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. CT in the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, Ky. The luncheon is open to veterans and their spouses or a guest, along with veterans' widows and widowers. There is no charge to attend the luncheon, but guests are asked to RSVP by contacting the LWC Alumni Office at alumni@lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8400.
 
This year's keynote speaker will be VFW State Commander Bruce Unland who served in the U.S Army. 
 
This is the 17th consecutive year LWC has held the luncheon. The event started in 2003 as part of the college's centennial celebrations and is coordinated by LWC's Office of Student Services.
 
The annual event is not held on Veterans Day so it does not conflict with community celebrations on that day.
 
LWC Veterans Appreciation Luncheon will be held at 11:30amCT on Tuesday, November 8, 2019. The luncheon is free to all veterans, veterans' survivors and a guest. Guests should RSVP by contacting Lindsey Wilson at alumni@lindsey.edu or 270-384-8400.
 

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KSP MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT - NOV. 2019

 
During the month of October 2019, there were 21 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.
 
There were 5 fatal collision during the month of October in the Post 15 area:
 
  • Donald Sparks, 66, of Bullitt County was killed on 10/02/19 in Taylor Co.
  • Paula Rainwater, age 45 of Taylor County was killed on 10/01/19 in Taylor Co.
  • Matthew Blake Burress, age 29 of Taylor County was killed on 10/16/19 in Taylor Co.
  • Darrell R. Stephens, 52, of Metcalfe County was killed on 10/12/19 in Metcalfe Co.
  • Melissa M. Nelson, 51, of Monroe County was killed on 10/25/19 in Monroe Co.

 

This brings our yearly fatality count to 22 compared with 26 through this same period in 2018.
Statewide fatality count stands at 621 compared with 613 through this same period in 2018.
 
During the month of October 2019, there were 825 citations written, 201 courtesy notices written, 17 complaints answered, 125 motorists assisted, 46 criminal cases opened and 173 criminal arrests made.
 

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MISSING MONROE CO. WOMAN

 

Tompkinsville, Ky. (November 6, 2019) - Kentucky State Police Post 15 in Columbia, KY is asking for the public's assistance in locating 21-year-old Katie Cawthorn of Fountain Run, KY.  Katie is a 5' 1", 150 pound, white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen on October 1st, 2019 wearing black pants, a pink shirt and brown boots.

 

If anyone has information regarding her whereabouts, please contact Kentucky State Police Post 15 at 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency. Tpr. Jonathan Paull is investigating.

 

 

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY 11/06/19

 
There is a Russell County Boil Water Advisory on Robertson Street (near the Save-A-Lot area), Butler Drive, and a section of Hwy 127 North down to Mark Bernard Estates. Boil all water used for drinking & cooking for at least 3 minutes until further notice.
 

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ADAIR CO. ELECTION RESULTS 2019

 
ADAIR CO. ELECTION RESULTS
 
 
 
 
Governor & Lt Governor 
Matthew G. BEVIN / Ralph A. ALVARADO (Rep): 3946 votes, 69.58%
Andy BESHEAR / Jacqueline COLEMAN (Dem): 1626 votes, 28.67%
John HICKS / Ann CORMICAN (Lib): 99 votes, 1.75%
 
Secretary of State
Michael G. ADAMS (Rep): 4033 votes, 72.35%
Heather French HENRY (Dem): 1541 votes, 27.65%
 
Attorney General
Daniel CAMERON (Rep): 4417 votes, 78.73%
Gregory D. STUMBO (Dem): 1193 votes, 21.27%
 
Auditor of Public Accounts
Mike HARMON (Rep): 4199 votes, 77.73%
Sheri DONAHUE (Dem): 1101 votes, 20.38%
Kyle HUGENBERG (Lib): 102 votes, 1.89%
 
State Treasurer
Allison BALL (Rep): 4460 votes, 81.03%
Michael BOWMAN (Dem): 1044 votes, 18.97%
 
Commissioner of Agriculture
Ryan F. QUARLES (Rep): 4327 votes, 78.53%
Robert Haley CONWAY (Dem): 1052 votes, 19.09%
Josh GILPIN (Lib): 131 votes, 2.38%
 
Judge of the Court of Appeals, 3rd Appellate District, 1st Division, Unexpired term
Jacqueline M. CALDWELL: 2016 votes, 59.75%
Michael O. CAPERTON: 1358 votes, 40.25%
 

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