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RUSSELL COUNTY JUDGE EXECUTIVE ROBERTSON SPOKE TO WAVE NEWS ABOUT HIS DECISION TO NOT SEEK ANOTHER TERM IN OFFICE

Russell County Judge Executive Gary Robertson spoke to WAVE NEWS Wednesday concerning his recent decision to not seek another term in office.  Robertson said he was a firm believer in term limits and would not seek re-election for the office in 2022. Filing for the County offices up for election next year will be begin later this year. Robertson went on to say that it had been a pleasure to serve the citizens of Russell County during his 3 terms as County Judge Executive and his term as magistrate for the county before seeking the judge's office.
 

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY INDICTMENTS 09/14/21

 

A Russell County Grand Jury has returned numerous indictments. The WAVE's Lisa Clark has details....

 

 

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11 COVID-19 DEATHS TODAY IN LAKE CUMBERLAND DISTRICT

 
Of today’s (Wednesday's) 345 reported cases, 301 (87%) were unvaccinated and 114 of today’s cases (33%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when at indoor settings where there are large crowds.
 
Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 13.45%.
 
Deaths: We are sad to report 11 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 558 deaths resulting in a 1.7% mortality rate (about 1 in 59) among known cases. This compares with a 1.28% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.61% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.
 
Hospitalizations: We presently have 47 cases in the hospital. This is 2 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,544 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.71% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 21) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.31%. The latest data shows that 100% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 37.66% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.
 
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 32,810 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 15.71% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 1.18% are reinfections, and 5.36% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases). In the last week, 6.01% of our new cases were breakthrough cases.
 
Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 227 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 18; Casey: 12; Clinton: 6; Cumberland: 5; Green: 13; McCreary: 17; Pulaski: 49; Russell: 45; Taylor: 47; and, Wayne: 15. In all, we have released 95.3% of our total cases.
 
Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 107 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 994 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,815.
 
Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Family, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 16% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).
 
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 345 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 40; Casey: 10; Clinton: 14; Cumberland: 10; Green: 31; McCreary: 26; Pulaski: 70; Russell: 49; Taylor: 73; and, Wayne: 22. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00806. This means our total case count is projected to double every 86.37 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.
 
We moved one case from Taylor County to Green County today after an address verification. We also deleted one Wayne County case that was found to be a duplicate.
 
The 11 deaths include 4 in Pulaski, 3 in Green, 1 in McCreary, 1 in Adair, 1 in Taylor and 1 in Wayne County. 10 of the 11 had not been vaccinated. 
 
Again, citizens are encouraged to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of the 18,741 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.64% were unvaccinated.
 
The area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average:
  • State – 59.00%
  • Taylor – 51.20%
  • Pulaski – 47.95%
  • Russell – 45.25%
  • Green – 39.96%
  • McCreary – 39.95%
  • Cumberland – 39.69%
  • Wayne – 39.01%
  • Clinton – 37.20%
  • Adair – 36.95%
  • Casey – 34.28%

 

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KSP Arrests 2 People in Connection with a Fire that Destroyed a Jamestown Business

 
Jamestown, KY (September 15, 2021) - The Kentucky State Police arrested two people today after conducting a 7-month investigation of an arson that destroyed Triple Crown Outfitters Lodge in Jamestown, KY in February of this year. 
 
33-year-old Sarah Turner-Lykins of Jamestown, KY was charged with Arson 2nd degree. 41-year-old Richard Carlisle of Owensboro, KY was charged with Complicity to Arson 2nd Degree. Both subjects were lodged in the Daviess County Detention Center. 
 
This investigation was conducted by Detective Terry Scott.
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ADAIR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SEPT. 16TH

 
The Adair County School Board will meet on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 (for the regular monthly meeting) at 6:00pmCT at the Adair County Board Conference Room.
 
BOARD AGENDA 
 
**Meeting called to order**
***Supt. Dr. Stephens & Board Members will open meeting with Pledge of Allegiance***
***Prayer*** 
 
1.    APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2.    APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA 
 
CONSENT AGENDA
 
3.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES
4.    APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT
5.    APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF BILLS
6.    APPROVAL OF SHORTENED SCHOOL DAY WAIVER TO KDE FOR A STUDENT
7.    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION
____________________________________________________________________
 
REGULAR AGENDA 
 
8.     SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
9.     ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY DAYS FOR COVID-19 ILLNESS/QUARANTINE. THESE DAYS ARE FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
10.   APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER #1 TO DPO2 FOR MODERN WELDING FOR A CREDIT IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,396.00
11.   APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER #5 TO JENKINS-ESSEX IN THE AMOUNT OF $10, 396.00
12.   APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER #6 FOR THE SOFTBALL PRESSBOX TO GCI IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,147.13.
13.   APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER #7 FOR EXCAVATION OF ROCK AT THE SANITARY LINE IN THE AMOUNT OF $12,823.65
14.   APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER #8 FOR ELECTRICAL METER WIRING AT THE BASEBALL PRESSBOX IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,215.75
15.   APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER #9 FOR ADA ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE SOFTBALL PRESSBOX IN THE AMOUNT OF $14,973.00.
16.   APPROVAL OF BG1 FOR ADAIR COUNTY PRESSBOX PROJECTS
17.   APPROVAL OF PAY APP #8 TO JENKINS-ESSEX FOR ADAIR COUNTY PRESSBOX PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $48,583.53
18.   APPROVAL OF PAY APP #11 TO JENKINS-ESSEX FOR ADAIR COUNTY PRIMARY PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,138.00
19.   APPROVING 5K CROSS COUNTRY FUNDRAISER FOR SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 AT 6 PM CST.—Sheila Willis
20.   APPROVAL OF ADAIR COUNTY PRIMARY CENTER SCHOOLWIDE FUNDRAISER FOR OCTOBER 22, 2021-NOVEMBER 5, 2021—DEBBIE BRADSHAW
21.   THE ADAIR COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION IS CREATING A FULL-TIME DISTRICT-WIDE AG TEACHER POSITION FOR THE 2022/2023 SCHOOL YEAR (240 DAYS).  THE POSITION IS TO SERVE HALF TIME (1/2) ACMS AND HALF TIME (1/2) ACHS. 
22.   BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS UPDATE – Steve Burton
23.   APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Renae Smith
24.   APPROVAL OF WORKING BUDGET FOR THE 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR—Renae Smith
25.   UPDATES ON ARCHITECT AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS
26.   PUBLIC COMMENTS
27.   ADJOURNMENT
 

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ADAIR COUNTY BOIL WATER ADVISORY 9-14-21

 
Date Issued: 9/14/2021
Time Issued: 6:15 pm 
 
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers at 7993-10799 Knifley Rd and side roads in between including Robinson Ridge Rd., 475-511 Tucker Warren Rd., Casey Creek Rd., Callahan Loop, Pike Ridge Rd., Hovious Ridge Rd., Genesis Rd., R Beard Rd, Wildlife Ln., Harrison Rd., Ray Boss Rd., Gumm Rd. The advisory has been issued due to 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 three 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.
 

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AREA ARREST 9-15-21

 

An Albany, KY man was arrested on drug charges overnight by Kentucky State Police.

 

Justin Gibson, 26, was taken into custody by Trooper Begley on the following charges:  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Cocaine), and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth). He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

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ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT MEEING RECAP 9-14-21

 

The Adair County Fiscal Court met last night. Jim Lieb was at the meeting for WAVE NEWS and files this report...
 

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON SEX ABUSE CHARGES

 
Tory Ryder, 53, of Russell Springs was arrested Tuesday afternoon by the RCSO and charged with Sexual Abuse 1st degree, Unlawful Imprisonment, and Assault 4th degree (Domestic Violence) with minor injuries. He was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

 

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Gov. Beshear: Federal Government Announces Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Shortage Due to Extraordinary Demand

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 14, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said the federal government announced a change in the way COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments will be distributed among states due to supply shortages and extraordinary demand across the country.

 

Health care providers will no longer be able to order the treatments directly; instead, state governments will supervise the distribution of a capped number of treatments delivered to them each week.

 

“I have a concern that some Kentuckians who are hesitant about the vaccine are placing faith in monoclonal antibodies. What this shortage ought to tell you is that if you’re unvaccinated and you get really sick, not only might there not be a bed in the hospital for you because they are so full, but that monoclonal antibody treatment might not be there for you either,” said Gov. Beshear. “That thing you’re counting on might not be available. What is available, and there are no supply issues at all, are these safe and effective vaccines.”

 

Yesterday, Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, explained monoclonal antibodies are synthetic, laboratory-created antibodies. They give patients a temporary immune boost, ideally helping people who are already sick have a milder disease. They do not teach a patient’s body how to create its own antibodies.

 

“Monoclonal antibodies are an important tool, but we have another alternative, vaccinations. Vaccines prime your immune system to create natural antibodies that your own body will produce to create a natural immune response that then can protect you for at least eight months or more,” said Dr. Stack. “It’s a lot easier to get vaccinated than to get monoclonal antibodies.”

 

During the week ending Sept. 7, 2021, 3,642 treatment courses of monoclonal antibodies were used in Kentucky. As of Sept. 7, Kentucky hospitals have 9,363 monoclonal antibody treatment courses on hand.

 

Currently, monoclonal antibody treatments are available at 139 locations across Kentucky.

 

Despite the national shortage of the treatments, the Governor said his administration will continue to do everything in its power to get available monoclonal antibodies to as many Kentucky health care facilities as possible.

 

Gov. Beshear added: “Listen, even if you disagree with me – even if you’ve stood outside my house or this Capitol and yelled about me – I care about you. I care about you and your families and I want you to be safe. These vaccines are safe. Please, go out and get yours.”

 

As of today, 59% of all Kentuckians have had at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 69% of eligible Kentuckians – ages 12 and up – have had at least their first dose.

 

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Adair Magistrate in Louisville Hospital....

 

District 7 Magistrate Terry Hadley had a medical emergency earlier today (Tuesday) and is currently in a Louisville Hospital, according to Judge Exec. Gale Cowan. Any constituent in District 7 who may need assistance is urged to call the Adair County Judge's Office at 270-384-4703 or any other Adair County Magistrate. Judge Cowan asks that you pray for Magistrate Hadley and his family during this difficult time.

 

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Glasgow Woman Arrested on Meth Charges Following Traffic Stop


On Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 4:02pmCT, Adair County Deputy Kenny Perkins initiated a traffic stop for a registration violation 8 miles east of Columbia on Snake Creek Road. The stop was a result of increased patrol in the area due to multiple complaints from area residents of possible drug activity in their community. 

During a roadside interview, Deputy Perkins suspected the operator was in possession of controlled substances. A search of the auto was conducted and methamphetamine, along with other suspected controlled substances, were located.
 
Arrested was Paula Johnson, 36, of Glasgow,  KY. She was lodged in the Adair County Regional Charge on the following charges:

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree (methamphetamine)  
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree (drug unspecified) and
  • Expired Registration Plates


The sheriffs office is continuing the investigation.

 

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AREA ARREST 9-14-21

 

A Somerset, KY woman was arrested Monday morning in Russell Springs on a Warrant for Court and other charges.

 

Mary Darnell, 20, was taken into custody by RSPD Officer Necessary on Monday morning on a Warrant for Court, 2 counts of Non-Payment of Court Costs, Fees or Fines, and Giving an Officer False Identifying Information. She was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP 9-13-21

 

The Russell County Fiscal Court held their regular monthly meeting on Monday evening. Judge Gary D. Robertson tells WAVE LISTENERS what took place... 
 

 

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JAMESTOWN EXPLOSION OCCURRED MONDAY

 

According to Fire Chief Jeff Landers, members of the Jamestown Fire Department were dispatched out just before 7pmCT on Monday to the report of an explosion on E. Cumberland Ave. Firemen found a trash fire in a vacant lot. The fire is still under investigation to try to determine what caused the explosion. The Jamestown Fire Dept. was assisted by the Jamestown Police Department. 

 

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Gov. Beshear: 'I Am Asking You to Break the Thanksgiving Dinner Rule to Get People Vaccinated'

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky currently ranks third in the nation for the highest number of new daily COVID-19 cases per capita, with a seven-day average of approximately 90 new cases reported per 100,000 people.

 

“I am asking you to break the Thanksgiving dinner rule and have a tough conversation with those you love and care about who are hesitant to get the vaccine,” said Gov. Beshear. “It won’t be easy. But they are more likely to listen to a friend or family member, and that one conversation could save their life.”

 

The Governor highlighted a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study that found people who were not fully vaccinated this spring and summer were more than 10 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19, than those who were fully vaccinated.

 

“Today, I have 38 COVID patients on my unit. That is every room that we could possibly open and every patient we could possibly take care of,” said Laura Gevedon, RN, shift supervisor for the Pikeville Medical Center COVID unit. “Every patient that we have had say that they regret not getting their COVID-19 vaccine. They wish that they had never listened to anyone who said not to get it. They regret waiting. Get the vaccine and wear a mask.”

 

She added: “Last week, a man had a BiPAP on and was maxed out on his oxygen, but he was dropping. He told me to take it off and let him die. I told him that he had more fight and we weren’t going to do it. I called his wife and she talked to him convinced him to give it a little while longer. His BiPAP was so loud that his wife couldn’t hear what he was saying, so I asked him what he wanted me to tell her. He wanted me to tell her that he loved her and that he would be on the ventilator by that evening. Two hours later, he was unresponsive so we put him on a ventilator. The next day he passed away. That is my every day.”

 

“One thing that we have noticed recently is a big influx of COVID-19-positive patients that are younger. The ones that are the sickest are the ones who are unvaccinated,” said Alicia Hume, RN, clinical outcomes specialist at the Medical Center at Bowling Green Emergency Department. “The ones who are vaccinated aren’t getting as sick and typically don’t have to be admitted unless they have some comorbidities or health problems prior to coming in.”

 

“In addition to helping take care of patients when we have had such a high influx, I also work with our specialty infusion clinic giving the Regeneron antibody infusions. We have seen a lot of success with this, and the folks who are able to get in to get the infusions are all feeling better,” said Melissa Gilpin, BSN, clinical nurse educator at the Medical Center at Bowling Green Emergency Department.

 

“Unfortunately, we just can’t keep up with the demand. We have so many positive patients come in and we don’t have enough time or space to give them this treatment that could be helpful. We are overwhelmed, and our staff is tired. They are wanting to do the best they can for this community. Get your vaccines, wear your mask and stay safe.”

 

COVID-19 Case Information Update
Number of people who have received at least one vaccine dose in Kentucky: 2,618,081
Number of people who received at least one vaccine dose since Friday: 26,219

 

Sept. 11, Cases: 4,470
Sept. 11, Deaths: 18
Sept. 12, Cases: 3,111
Sept. 12, Deaths: 21

New Cases Today: 2,426
New Deaths: 29
Today’s Positivity Rate: 13.70%
Current Hospitalizations: 2,446
Current Intensive Care Admittances: 646
Currently on Ventilators: 411

 

The Governor said after receiving new census data, the state now will be able to report percentages of Kentuckians 12 and older and ages 12 to 17 who have been vaccinated; demographic information for more than 170,000 additional vaccinated Kentuckians; and the number of Kentuckians vaccinated, rather than the number of people vaccinated in Kentucky.

 

The Governor said he could now report that 59% of all Kentuckians, including those that are too young to be eligible, have gotten at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose; 69% of Kentuckians 12 or older, or 69% of all eligible Kentuckians, have gotten at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose; and 71% of Kentucky adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

 

COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatments
Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, updated Kentuckians on the use and availability of monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19 patients. During the week ending Sept. 7, 2021, 3,642 treatment courses of monoclonal antibodies were used in Kentucky. As of Sept. 7, Kentucky hospitals have 9,363 monoclonal antibody treatment courses on hand.

 

Monoclonal antibody treatments are available at 139 locations across Kentucky.

 

“Monoclonal antibody administration in Kentucky has expanded dramatically,” said Dr. Stack. “In the last eight weeks, we have gone from about 204 monoclonal doses given in the beginning of July all the way up to 3,642 doses given through last Wednesday. That is an 18-fold increase in just eight weeks.”

 

Dr. Stack explained that monoclonal antibodies are synthetic, laboratory-created antibodies. They give patients a temporary immune boost, ideally helping people who are already sick have a milder disease. They do not teach a patient’s body how to create its own antibodies.

 

“Monoclonal antibodies are an important tool, but we have another alternative, vaccinations. Vaccines prime your immune system to create natural antibodies that your own body will produce to create a natural immune response that then can protect you for at least eight months or more,” said Dr. Stack. “It’s a lot easier to get vaccinated than to get monoclonal antibodies.”

 

K-12 School Testing Program
Dr. Stack also updated Kentuckians on the state’s school testing program, and said parents and school leaders can find more information here: https://govstatus.egov.com/K-12-kentucky-school-testing-program.

 

“We stood up, using federal funds, a testing program where every single county in the commonwealth should have access to an approved testing vendor,” said Dr. Stack. “There are probably around 2,000 schools within the commonwealth. There’s no way that is going to work more effectively than having the local school and local district involved to refine and tailor the program to them. We’re going to put together the guidance we have to give in one packet all information that schools will need to know for how to do layered mitigation, how to do testing as a tool to help keep people safe from COVID, to keep sick people out of the school setting and to give other guidance for how to be isolated or quarantine.”

 

Kentucky National Guard Assisting Overwhelmed Hospitals
The Governor said the Kentucky National Guard is handling COVID-19 testing at some of the state’s most overwhelmed hospitals to assist with staff shortages.

 

Last week, he announced that along with the four hospitals that already have National Guard teams on the ground at their facilities, 21 more hospitals will receive assistance from an additional 310 soldiers and airmen.

 

They will assist with non-clinical functions within the hospitals for a maximum of two weeks. Ten to 30 members will be deployed to each facility in the next week. They are assisting with logistical and administrative support to allow hospital staff to focus on patients. To learn more, see the full release.

 

“There will now be 411 Kentucky National Guard members in 25 Kentucky hospitals helping to expand their capacity and ability to respond to this dangerous surge,” said Gov. Beshear. “Our Guard is stepping up yet again to help the commonwealth and our people. Thank you to you, your families, your employers and your community for you continued sacrifice and service.”

 

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DROWNING VICTIM RECOVERED

 

UPDATEThe drowning victim is 52-year-old Brian Keith Patterson of Shepherdsville, KY who had a houseboat at Lake Cumberland.

 

On Friday, September 10, 2021 the Jamestown Dive Team was called by the Jamestown Police Department due to a missing person report of an individual that was last seen on Thursday night around 11:00pmCT at the Jamestown Marina.

 

Upon investigation by JPD and upon speaking with the Dive Captain, it was determined that more than likely the missing person was in the water. The rest of the Jamestown Dive Team was informed to respond to the Jamestown Marina around 11:15amCT on Friday. Upon searching in multiple locations around the Marina using the FIFISH and sonars, the person of interest was found in 82 ft. of water and was successfully removed from the water and turned over to the Russell County Coroner’s Office and the Fish and Wildlife Department.  

 

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2-Vehicle Columbia Accident Sends Several to Hospital


The Columbia Police Department investigated a 2-vehicle collision with injuries on Sunday night, September 12, 2021 just after 7:30 PM on Jamestown Street. 


The collision occurred when a white GMC Terrain, operated by Phyllis Smith, crossed the center line in a slight curve and struck an oncoming vehicle that was being operated by Melinda Stapleton.

Stapleton was transported by ambulance to TJ Health Columbia for possible injuries. Three passengers, including two juveniles, were also taken to TJ Health for precautionary reasons. Smith denied EMS treatment but was later taken to TJ Health by private vehicle.
 
Officer Trevor Foster investigated the collision. He was assisted by Sgt Drew Conn. The Columbia Fire Department and Adair EMS also responded. 
 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MET IN SPECIAL SESSION FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Jim Liebe was at the meeting for WAVE NEWS and spoke with Mayor Pamela Hoots... 

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS 09/12/21

 
  • John White, 46, of Russell Springs, KY - arrested early Sunday morning by the RCSO for DUI and Disregarding a Stop Sign.
  • Anthony Burton,  41, of Winchester, KY - arrested early Sunday morning by KY Fish & Wildlife Resources for Operating a Boat/Watercraft while Intoxicated.
  • Nathan Kenworthy, 37, of Mooresville, IN - arrested on Saturday by RCSO for Resisting Arrest, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct, and Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.
  • Edward Herring Jr., 31, of Richmond, KY - arrested Saturday afternoon by KSP for Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.
  • Jae Dee Warner, 36, of Russell Springs, KY - arrested on Saturday afternoon by KSP for Improper Equipment, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and failure to Notify Dept. of Transportation of Address Change.
 
Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
 
  • Kenny Dotson, 36, of Edmonton, KY - arrested by CPD early Sunday morning for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Matthew Edward Farthing, 37, of Richmond, KY - arrested on Saturday afternoon by CPD for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (Excluding Alcohol).
 
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED 09-12-21

 

As of 9:35amCT on Sunday, September 12, 2021 the boil water advisory for customers starting on 270-2151 FairPlay Rd and all side roads in between has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia Office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.

 

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ADAIR MAN ARRESTED ON COUNTERFEIT MONEY CHARGES

 

On Saturday, September 11, 2021 the Columbia Police Department received a call from a local restaurant just before midnight stating they had been given a counterfeit $100 bill during the night. Workers identified the party who provided the fake bill and the male subject was located at a residence on Parkway Manor Lane. He admitted to using the counterfeit bill and was taken into custody.

 

28-year-old Schyler Kjelson of Columbia, KY has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree (a class D felony) and was also served multiple outstanding warrants.

 

CPD Officer Trevor Foster made the arrest.

 

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ADAIR BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED


As of 1:00pm on September 11, 2021 the boil water advisory for customers starting on 2601-3091 FairPlay Rd. And 1662-2421 Hwy 55 S has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia Office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.

 

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ADAIR COUNTY BOIL WATER ADVISORY 9-10-21


Date Issued:  9/10/21

Time Issued:  6:15 pm

 
BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers at 270-2151 FairPlay Rd and all side roads in between.
  The advisory has been issued due to 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 three 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.

 

 

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COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES BY FBI

 
A Columbia man has been arrested by the FBI and is accused of distributing child pornography through a social messaging app.
 
According to the Adair County Community voice, 39-year-old Matthew Ross Mouser was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 8th after being interviewed by an FBI agent.  Mouser reportedly began messaging with an undercover FBI agent in June of this year using an app popular with sexual predators. Mouser allegedly sent the agent 2 photos involving the sexual abuse of a 4-year-old female, and stated that he raped the child. He said he was also considering the sexual abuse of a 7-year-old male child. During the interview, Mouser reportedly told agents that his statements in the messaging app were only fantasy.
 
Matthew Mouser is currently charged with the distribution of child pornography and is being held in the Warren County Detention Center. He is scheduled for a detention hearing in Bowling Green this Monday, Sept. 13th.
 
Mouser has been a coach with the youth football league in Adair County. The league issued a statement on social media on Wednesday stating they have cut ties with this coach.
 
To read more, pick up a copy of the Adair County Community Voice.

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