Local News Archives for 2017-09

COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING OCT. 2

 
The Columbia City Council will meet on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at 6:00pmCT at City Hall. It's the regular monthly meeting for the Council.
 
AGENDA:
Citizen Comments
1st Item: Motion to Approve minutes of the September 5, 2017 regular called meeting. _____ Motion
2nd Item: Motion to Approve minutes of the September 7, 2017 special called meeting. _____ Motion
3rd Item: Motion to approve minutes of the September 11, 2017 special called meeting
4th Item: Motion to Pass Resolution No. 2017-4
5th Item: Motion to approve sidewalk repair proposal from Precision Concrete Cutting
6th Item: Discussion of possible amendment to the ABC Ordinance prohibiting Quota Retail Drink License for City of Columbia
7th Item: Sidewalk Committee
 

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LOUISVILLE ASST. COACH NAMED HEAD COACH

 
Louisville assistant coach David Padgett has been picked to lead the embattled basketball program. 
 
Padgett was named acting head coach in the wake of a federal bribery investigation that led to the suspensions of coach Rick Pitino and athletics director Tom Jurich. 
 
Padgett is 32-years-old and coming off his first season as an assistant following two seasons as Louisville's director of basketball operations. 
 
A three-year starting forward with the Cardinals under Pitino, Padgett has worked extensively with their frontcourt players while learning the ropes on the bench from his mentor. 
 

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LWC 2017 MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE WEEKEND SEPT. 30 & OCT. 1

 
The Blue Raider cycling team hosts the Lindsey Wilson College 2017 Mountain Bike Race Weekend Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1, 2017.
 
The two-day event kicks off at the Dr. Phil Aaron Cycling Complex on Saturday before shifting to Green River Lake State Park on Sunday.
 
Saturday begins with short track cross country racing. The men's 'C' heat begins at 8amCT followed by women's 'B' at 8:30amCT. The remaining short track heats are as follows: men's 'B' at 9amCT, women's 'A' at 9:30amCT and men's 'A' at 10:10amCT.
 
Racing concludes on Saturday with all categories of dual slalom. Qualifying begins at 12pmCT.
 
Cross country racing begins at 8amCT on Sunday with the three-lap men's 'A.' Next will be the two-lap women's 'A' at 8:05amCT and the two-lap men's 'B' at 8:10amCT. Cross country racing concludes with the women's 'B' and men's 'C' at 8:15amCT, and 8:20amCT, respectively.
 
 
By Anthony Latessa, LWC Athletics
 
 

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DR. PHIL AARON RECYCLING COMPLEX DEDICATED FRIDAY

 
Lindsey Wilson College honored beloved Columbia physician and longtime LWC supporter and alumnus at a dedication ceremony this afternoon.
 
The Dr. Phil Aaron Cycling Complex, was dedicated at the entrance to the park in the 200 Block of Bomar Heights, Columbia. 
 
For many years Dr. Aaron allowed the Lindsey Wilson cycling program to develop and train on the property located behind the former Aaron Medical Center. The cycling complex provided a venue for the team to begin hosting cycling events in 2008. After Aaron's death in 2016, the property was auctioned and Lindsey Wilson College became the official owner. 
 
Dr. Aaron attended Lindsey Wilson College in 1970. He is a lifelong proponent of LWC athletic and academic programs - notably, the LWC nursing program. 
 
By Venus Popplewell, LWC Director of Public Relations
 

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PENSION REFORM-TOWN HALL MEETING

 
Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative Daniel Elliott addressed a packed courtroom at the Casey County Judicial Center yesterday in a town hall forum concerning public pension reform.
 
Sen. Higdon told the crowd the legislature is largely to blame, and is working on a solution, however, they are dealing with massive shortfalls. The KERS retirement system is only about 17% funded, the CERS program is about 50-58% funded, the teachers retirement, or TRS system is at 55-56%, while the legistlative/judicial retirement system is 85% funded.
There were several questions from the audience concerning teacher sick days, benefits, and 401K's. Another concern is spikes in the systems from large numbers of people retiring at once to try & salvage their benefits, while leaving a struggling education system understaffed with inferior educators.
 
Both Higdon & Rep. Elliott assert there are no quick fixes, but the legislature is working on the problem.
It was suggested at yesterday's town hall that our state government follow the Tennessee model of higher sales taxes and lower, or no income tax to alleviate the financial burden.
 
Higdon says the goal is to find a fair and stable system.  He says there is no silver bullett, or magic wand to fix the problem.
We could see a special session sometime late October/early November.
 
If they can come up with a bill, and if it passes, it could take effect as early as July 2018.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS

 
Raul L. Torres, 44, of Liberty, arrested for DUI-2nd (Agg Circum).
 
Ashley N. Wooldridge, 29, of Somerset, arrested by KSP for DUI-1st Off, Reckless Driving, Improper Signal, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, Failure to Notify Address Change to DOT.
 
Jeremy L. Hatfield, 34, of Bronston, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), & Non Payment of Fines.
 
Eugenio C. Tecalco, 40, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI-4th (Agg Circum), Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, Driving on a DUI Suspened License-1st Off (Agg Circum), & No Insurance.
 
Zachary C. Hensley, 25, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Christopher A. Thomas, 27, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Marijuana, Carring a Concealed Weapon, No Tail Lamps.
 
All subects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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BIPARTISAN EFFORT FOR DISASTER RELIEF FUND IN KY

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 28, 2017) – The Kentucky House of Representatives, led by Speaker of the House Jeff Hoover, has organized a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the recent hurricanes, which have devastated parts of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and more.   More than $4,700 has been raised and all proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.

 

“Millions of people have been adversely affected by these catastrophic storms,” said Speaker Jeff Hoover. “Victims have lost loved ones, homes, and personal belongings. Establishing a fund to help people rebuild their lives is one small way we can give back to those who are suffering due to these unprecedented natural disasters.”

 

In a recent letter, Speaker Hoover called on all House members, Republican and Democrat, to participate in the effort. Funds donated by House members will go toward providing disaster victims with food, shelter, supplies, and health services, as well as emotional support. 

 

To donate to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts, please visit redcross.org/donate/donation or call 1-800-HELP NOW.

 

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BOYLE CO. FATALITY

 
Boyle County authorities responded to a two vehicle, fatal crash Wednesday evening.
 
The mishap occurred shortly before 7pm on Perryville Road, off of the Danville Bypass, near Boyle County High School. The Boyle County Emergency Management Director tells us Joseph Kelly, of Lexington, KY driving an SUV, crossed the center line, and collided head-on with a pickup truck. The woman driving the truck was pronounced dead at the scene. Kelly was taken to Ephraim McDowell Hospital for treatment.
 
The accident is under investigation, and police say charges are pending.
 

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RECENT ARRESTS - CASEY COUNTY

 
Kyle A. Howard, 26, of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Speeding 20 mph over the limit, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Deg (on foot), License to be in Possession, No Insurance, Failure to Wear Seat Belts.
 
Steven E. Glover, 29, of Science Hill, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Alec B. Camden, 25, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Meth).
All suspects are inocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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CASEY CO. YOUTH RECEIVE STATE HONORS

 
Some local youth received a state honor recently.
 
The Youth Empowerment System (YES) was created in 2002 to build the capacity for youth to plan, implement, and evaluate substance abuse prevention strategies in their communities.
 
The mission of YES is to promote the prevention of the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as violence.
Each year prevention specialists from across Kentucky recognize the efforts and creativity of Kentucky's young people by honoring an outstanding group of the year. 
 
The Casey County Youth Coalition accepted the Kentucky State Youth Empowerment System Award in Lexington.
 

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LOUISVILLE COACH RICK PITINO FIRED

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville has placed coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation. Interim university President Greg Postel said at a news conference Wednesday that Jurich is on paid leave, while Pitino is on unpaid leave. The coach's attorney, Steve Spence, told the Courier-Journal that Louisville has "effectively fired" Pitino. 

 

Interim university President Greg Postel told reporters at an afternoon press conference: "I'm more angry than embarrassed. We will be looking for someone with integrity. There's no reason this team can't have a good season. It is vital for this university to strictly adhere to the NCAA rules and of course federal law. Failure to do that would be a tacit endorsement of criminal behavior", Postel said.
 
Pitino's exit comes after the school acknowledged on Tuesday that the men's program is part of a federal investigation into alleged bribery of recruits. The 65-year-old coach was not named in the indictment that resulted in the arrest of 10 people including four assistant coaches at other schools and an Adidas executive.
 
It is the latest controversy for the Cardinals program. Pitino and Louisville are in the middle of appealing NCAA sanctions handed out in June following an escort scandal that unfolded nearly two years ago, which could cost the school its 2013 national title.
 

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CUMBERLAND PARKWAY EAST-BOUND LANES OPEN FOLLOWING ACCIDENT THIS AM

 

Columbia, KY (September 27, 2017) Kentucky State Police worked an accident this morning on the Cumberland Parkway that closed the east bound lanes until 1:30pmCT this afternoon.

 

According to police, a semi-truck wrecked on the Parkway west of the Columbia exit. The east bound lanes of the parkway were closed for several hours as a result of the accident for cleanup of the crash. 

 

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CASEY CO. ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 
Leon Pettyjohn, 81, of Liberty, arrested by Liberty Police for Careless Driving, DUI-1st Offense, & 2 counts of Failure to Wear Seat Belts.
 
Stefan R. Smith, 23, of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI-1st Offense (Aggravating Circumstance), Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, & No Insurance.
 
Michael E. Wells, 54, of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Carrying a Concealed Weapon, & No Insurance.
 
Garrad D. Rowland, 25, of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg./1st Off. (Methamphetamine).
 
Johnny Ray Hendrix Jr., 18, of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Burglary-2nd Degree, & Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance.
 
James L. Phillps, 54, of Stearns, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI-1st Offense, No Operator's License, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), & Promoting Contraband-1st Deg.
 
Jonathan E. Mills, 36, of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for DUI-2nd Off, & Careless Driving.
 
Robert M. Little, 75, of Somerset, arrested for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (drug unspecified).
 
Jessica Fay Clement, 28, arrested by Junction City Police for DUI-1st Off (Agg Circum).
 
All suspects are presummed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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RUSSELL CO. DRUG ARRESTS

 
Two Russell Springs residents arrested Tuesday by Russell County Sheriff Clete McAninch & Deputies on  drug charges.
 
Dana Carol Sandusky, 56, was arrested around 3:00 p.m. at her residence on L. Coffey Road. Sandusky is charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine & Morphine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Lacey L. Roy, 63, also arrested on L. Coffey Road, charged with DUI, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Resisting Arrest.
 
Both were lodged in the Russell County Jail.
 

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SQUIRREL POWER OUTAGE

 

A squirrel caused a power outage in Columbia this morning. 

 
Adair County Emergency Director Mike Keltner said that the power outage, that occurred around 8:30amCT, affected many Columbia residents as well as businesses. Keltner went on to say the outage was caused by a squirrel which short-circuited a line at a transformer substation in city limits. Power was out for a couple of hours.
 

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ACCIDENT IN A.C. THIS MORNING SENDS 1 PERSON TO THE HOSPITAL

 

A two vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer sends one person to the hospital.
 
According to the Adair County Sheriffs office, 35 year old Mary Higgins of Columbia was traveling north on Campbellsville Road this morning when she failed to see a tractor trailer making a left
hand turn into Pyles Transport. Higgins vehicle struck the tractor trailer in the rear. The truck was being operated by Terry Nevitt of Shivley KY.
 
Higgins was treated on scene by Adair County EMS and later transported to T J Health Columbia for further treatment. 
 
Chief Deputy Aaron Rainwater is investigating the accident.
 

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ACCIDENT AT US 127 & KY 70 IN CASEY CO.

 

A 2-vehicle accident happened around 12:45pmET this afternoon. Authorities are on the scene now with multiple ambulance and law enforcement personnel. Traffic is flowing normally in both directions. The scene is on South Hwy. 127 near the KY 70 intersection.

 

 

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MOBILE HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE IN ADAIR CO.

 
A mobile home has been completely destroyed by fire.
 
The Adair County Fire Department responded to 1187 Greens Hills Road to a vacant mobile home fire on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at 11:00amCT. The home was totally destroyed by the fire. Nine firefighters were on the scene for approx. 30 minutes. Carl Frodge owned the mobile home; Gary Mann owned the property it was setting on.
 

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2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN LIBERTY

 

WKDO has a report of a 2-vehicle injury accident this morning on Hwy 127 near the intersection of Trammel Street in Liberty. Motorists are advised to use caution.

 

 

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METCALFE MAN INDICTED FOR MURDER

 

A Metcalfe County man has been indicted by a grand jury for a murder in Summer Shade.  WBKO news reports according to court records, Bobbie Lawson of Summer Shade was indicted September 22. Lawson is charged with the murder of 30-year-old Bobby Hubert, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.  Police say Lawson and Hubert were roomates and became involved in an argument that lead to the shooting. Lawson is scheduled to be arraigned today. 

 

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CASEY CO. ARRESTS

 
Ginny L. Godbey, 51, of Middleburg, arrested by CCSO for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-2nd Deg/1st Off, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Deg (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Carla A. Randolph, 41, of Middleburg, arrested by CCSO on two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st/2nd Deg/1st-Offense (drug unspecified).
 
Tonya G. Phillippe, 39, of Dunnville, arrested by Liberty Police for DUI (Aggravating Circumstance), Reckless Driving, & Wanton Endangerment-1st Deg.
 
Douglas Richard Honeycutt, 32, of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police on charges of Murder, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
 
Scotty B. Wright, 28, of Russell Springs, arrested by Somerset PD for Robbery-2nd Deg, & Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.
 
Jessica D. Stephens, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Failure to Illuminate Headlights.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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PULASKI CO. SHOOTING

 
A Pulaski County man is charged with attempted murder after he allegedly fired shots at a man's home shortly after 8pm Sunday near Cotter Ave. and Mound St.
 
Police say 32 year old Douglas Honeycutt, of Somerset, had a violent confrontation with the man. The victim told investigators Honeycutt had threatened his life. The man says Honeycutt drove past him while pointing pistol in his direction and fired. Honeycutt was found at his residence, along with the vehicle matching the description of the one used in the incident. A spent, 9mm shell casing was found in the car, and  9mm handgun was inside the residence. Police say Honeycutt initially consented to a gunshot residue test on his hands, but then revoked that consent and tried to wash his hands to destroy evidence.
 
Honeycutt lodged in the Pulaski County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
 

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN C-VILLE ON MON. SENDS DRIVER TO HOSPITAL

 

A Taylor Co. man was flown to a Lexington hospital following a motorcycle crash Monday morning.  

 

Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox responded to the scene of a motorcycle wreck on Bradfordsville Road in Taylor County at 9:30 am ET. According to the report, Jeremy Perkins, 25, of Merrimac Road, Campbellsville was northbound on Bradfordsville Road on a 2015 Harley Davidson Motorcycle when he lost control, left the right side of the road and came to rest in a ditch.  

 

Perkins was air lifted to University of Kentucky Hospital for treatment of injuries. Taylor County EMS and fire assisted at the scene. 

 

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DISCOVER BEAUTIFUL FALL FOLIAGE ACROSS KY THROUGH THE COLORFALL PROGRAM

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2017) -The Kentucky Department of Tourism and the Kentucky Department of Parks is launching the 32nd year of the state’s ColorFall program. The ColorFall website, kentuckytourism.com/seasons/, highlights peak foliage viewing areas and exciting autumn events across Kentucky.

Kentuckians and visitors are also encouraged to use the hashtag, #kycolorfall to upload any fall photographs of the gorgeous scenery that can be found while traveling the scenic roads of the Bluegrass.

“Kentucky in the fall should be on the top of everyone’s travel list,” Kristen Branscum, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Tourism said.  “ColorFall is a very useful travel-planning tool, in that it allows you to track the colors by region.  You can travel the entire state and have a truly unique experience with the vibrant fall colors as your guide.”

For more than three decades, ColorFall has provided reports on stages of color changes from key locations across the state. On the ColorFall website, kentuckytourism.com/seasons/, there is a state map where fall colors can be viewed by region and there are blog posts that provide reports on stages of leaf changes from Kentucky State Park staff and naturalists and other volunteers throughout the Commonwealth. The color changes usually begin as early as September in the higher elevations of the eastern mountains and gradually progress to the west during October.

To learn more about Kentucky tourism, visit kentuckytourism.com.

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WEEKEND BANK ROBBERY IN TAYLOR CO.

 

Campbellsville Police are looking for a suspect in a weekend bank robbery.

 

Officers responded Saturday to an alarm at the Taylor County Bank’s Hwy 210 by-pass location. Witnesses told investigators that a white male driving a black Lexus ES sent a threatening note to the drive-thru cashier demanding money. Campbellsville Police posted pictures of the suspect and vehicle on their Facebook page.

 

Anyone with information may call the anonymous 'PRIDE' tip line at 270-469-7743.  

 

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PULASKI CO. FATAL ACCIDENT

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports that deputies were dispatched to a multiple vehicle injury accident, two miles

north on Highway 461 Friday morning.

 

Sergeant John Williams found three victims and three vehicles involved.  Larry Murray, age 39 of Lexington, driving a 2006 Ford pickup truck, drifted over the centerline and sideswiped a 2016 Kenworth tractor trailer operated by Anthony Orr, age 41 of Monticello. The pickup truck then struck a 2012 Kia head on.  The Kia was driven by Wilford Purcell, age 80 of Somerset.

 

Murray and his passenger, Shawn Conk of Lexington, were treated by Pulaski County EMS and airlifted from the scene by Air Methods to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for further treatment.

 

Purcell was pronounced dead at the scene by Pulaski County Coroner Clyde Strunk.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

 

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 

The boil water advisory has been lifted for Hwy 910 in Russell County.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
As of 9amCT, on Saturday, September 23, 2017, the boil water advisory for customers from 1672 Hwy South 55 to 7694 Hwy South 55, Marvin Jones Road, Morrison Road, State Park Road, Dale Morrison Road, 221 Fairplay Road to 1794 Fairplay Road and all side roads in betweenhas 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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METCALFE CO. TRAFFIC IMPACT REPORT FOR SEPT. 25-29

Summer Shade Road (KY 90) – Contractors will begin work on a resurfacing project on KY 90 in Metcalfe County Sept. 25-29. The project is 2 miles in length and begins east of the KY 163 intersection and extends east to Lemmon Road. Flaggers will be present to maintain traffic through the work zone.

 

 

 

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY US 68 in TAYLOR COUNTY

On Tuesday, September 26th, a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crew from Taylor county will begin a project to replace a section of US 68 (Broadway) in Campbellsville due to an issue with a sewer line, which will also be addressed during this time by the utility.  This work will require closure of the outside (Right) lane on the Westbound side between KY 289 to KY 323 (Old Lebanon Road to South Columbia Avenue, traffic signals 5 to 7). Minor delays will be possible.  Motorists should pay close attention to signage and are cautioned to slow down through the work zone. Work will take approximately 3 days to complete.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR HWY 910 IN RUSSELL COUNTY

A Boil Water advisory will be in effect until further notice for an area that had to be repaired in Russell County. The water was shut off for a time this morning to do the repair. This boil water advisory is for Highway 910 from Salem School to Fairview area including the McClendon Ridge area. A reminder to boil water for at 3 minutes before using until further notice. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR PARTS OF HWY 55 SOUTH IN ADAIR COUNTY

 

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers from 1672 Hwy South 55 to 7694 Hwy South 55, Marvin Jones Road, Morrison Road, State Park Road, Dale Morrison Road, 221 Fairplay Road to 1794 Fairplay Road and all side roads in between.

 

The advisory has been issued due to main line Leak. 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. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.

 

 

 

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PULASKI TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 

According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, a Science Hill man was arrested in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 20, 2017 on various drug related charges.

 

At approximately 1 AM Wednesday morning Deputy Brandon Smith conducted a traffic stop for speeding.  Deputy Smith's interview of the driver led to a subsequent investigation of individuals at the Budget Inn Motel on South Highway 27, Somerset, Kentucky.

 

A search of the motel room that was occupied by two male subjects produced two baggies containing three grams of a white crystalline substance presumed to be methamphetamine.  (The baggies will be submitted to the Kentucky State Police Laboratory for further analysis.)

 

Steven Coy Thompson, age 27 of Sam Jones Road, Science Hill, Kentucky was arrested without incident and taken to the Pulaski County Detention Center.  A search of Mr. Thompson at the jail by Detention personnel produced two pills identified as hydrocodone.  Thompson was charged with: 1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = to 2 gms Methamphetamine)  2. Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 2nd Offense-Drug Unspecified 3. Promoting Contraband-1st Degree.

 

Officer Billy Bolin of the Somerset Police Department and Trooper Adam Childress assisted Deputy Smith at the scene.  The case remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Office.

 

 

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JAMESTOWN POLICE CHIEF POLSTON TO RETIRE

 

 

Jamestown Police Chief Dereck Polston announced his retirement at Thursday night's Jamestown City Council Meeting. Polston will retire effective October 31, 2017. 

 

The council also swore in a new police officer, Heath Tarter. Tarter will be the first officer since 1998 to be sent to the police academy in Richmond. 
 

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ROLLOVER WRECK IN RUSSELL COUNTY SENDS TWO TO UK MEDICAL CENTER

 
Two persons were flown to the U.K. Medical Center following a single vehicle, rollover wreck just after noon Thursday.
 
Lt. David Cain’s investigation determined that Christian Spiller, 21, of Russell Springs, lost control of his 2000 Honda car while southbound on KY 379 just south of the Russell Springs City Limits, resulting in the vehicle leaving the roadway, striking a culvert and overturning twice, ejecting Spiller. Despite being injured, Spiller attempted to flee the scene on foot but was quickly apprehended. A passenger, Kimberly Erb, 19, of Lexington, was also injured. Spiller & Erb were transported by ambulance to the Russell County Hospital and then airlifted to the U.K. Medical Center for treatment of various injuries.
 
Lt. Cain’s investigation is ongoing. Charges are forthcoming.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TWO VEHICLE CRASH ON LOUIE B NUNN CUMBERLAND PKWY IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 

Emergency personnel were on the scene of a 2-vehicle injury accident in Russell County Thursday night around 7:30 pm CT on the Louie B Nunn Cumberland Parkway near the 68 mile marker.  Both east and westbound lanes were closed for a brief time to allow a helicopter to land on scene. Initial reports say three were injured . . . one transported by EMS, one transported by private means and one flown to University of Kentucky Hospital.  Kentucky State police and multiple agencies were on the scene last night. 92.7 will have more information as it becomes available later today.

 
 
 

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DRUG RAID IN RUSSELL COUNTY LEADS TO ONE MAN ARRESTED

 
 
 
Information provided through the Russell County Sheriff’s Crime Tip-Line resulted in the seizure early this morning of a “clandestine meth lab” and the arrest of a Russell Springs man for his second offense of Manufacturing Methamphetamine.
 
A Search Warrant obtained by Det. Joey Hoover was executed at 2:00 a.m. on a building adjacent to a residence at 45 KY 1729, near the intersection of West KY 80 & Beckham Ridge Road. The search resulted in the discovery & seizure of numerous apparatus and components used to “cook meth” as recent as Thursday evening. Edward D. Douglas, 47, of Russell Springs was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 2nd offense, a Class A Felony. At the time of his arrest, Douglas was on parole after serving part of a 5 year sentence for a November 2015 conviction in Russell Circuit Court for Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st offense.
 
The raid was conducted by Det. Joey Hoover, Sgt. Mark Cromwell, Deputy Nathan Ginn & Deputy Lucas Justice of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, Officer Bobby Pritchard of the Russell Springs Police Department, and KSP Troopers Billy Begley & Allen Shirley.
Douglas was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
You can report illegal drug activity & other crimes ANONYMOUSLY by calling or texting 270-566-9111.
 

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PRELIMINARY HEARING IN SOMERSET MURDER

 
The man accused of killing a pastor's widow in a Pulaski County church was in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.
 
Police say Dwight Bell went to the Denham Street Baptist Church last month where he killed 70 year old Carolyn New. A detective testified Wednesday that Bell was there asking for food because he was homeless. Testimony revealed New died from a laceration to the neck. Somerset police say Bell confessed to the murder. The judge sent the case to the grand jury which meets in early October. Bell remains in the Pulaski County Jail.
 

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LWC ATHLETICS PARTICIPATED IN MALVINA FARKLE DAY COMMUNITY SERVICE

 
Lindsey Wilson College student-athletes, coaches and administrators joined a campus-wide community service initiative around the Columbia area to commemorate Malvina Farkle Day on Wednesday. 
 
The Blue Raiders took a break from their regular academic and athletic obligations to help repay the community for their continued support. 
“Malvina Farkle Day is always a special day for our campus as we serve others,” Lindsey Wilson Athletics Director Willis Pooler said. “I’m proud of the work our student-athletes and coaches do to serve our local community. It gives them an opportunity to show appreciation for the support they receive from fans and friends in Adair and the surrounding counties.”
 
The wrestling, women’s soccer, football, bowling, cross country and track and field teams all participated in a community-wide trash pickup effort. The wrestling and junior varsity women’s soccer teams picked up trash along Jamestown Street within the city limits, while the varsity women’s soccer team cleaned the Adair County Little League Park. Members of the bowling program cleaned along Fairgrounds Street as the cross country and track and field teams hit Bull Run Road.
 
The football team collected trash along Highway 80 East and made their way into the Lindsey Wilson Sports Park and the surrounding area. The men’s basketball program spent the day painting the Courthouse on the square and washing windows.
 
Members of the men’s and women’s tennis, men’s junior varsity basketball, women’s basketball and cycling teams participated in campus improvement projects to the Henry Baughman Tennis Complex, Biggers Sports Center, the LWC Cycling Complex and the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining Center. 
 
The volleyball team visited the Ole Homeplace, an adult daycare health center, while the swimming team visited Summit Manor to spend time with the residents. The men’s soccer team went to the Adair County Primary Center and spent time with young students during physical education class.
 
“As our student-athletes embrace community service, they not only help others, but they themselves benefit from that community engagement,” Pooler said.
 
Malvina Farkle day is a yearly tradition at Lindsey Wilson College where the campus gives back to the surrounding area through community-service activities in the morning followed by fun and games in the afternoon. All classes are canceled so everyone can participate. 
 

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BOYLE CO. JUDGE EXECUTIVE HONORED

 
Boyle County Judge Executive, Harold McKinney, received the Service to Agriculture award Tuesday night at the Boyle County Farm Bureau's annual meeting in Danville. McKinney was cited for his leadership and assistance to agriculture in Boyle County. Farm Bureau President, Brad Godbey, made the presentation. 
 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON GREEN CO. WARRANTS

 

A Campbellsville, KY man wanted by the Green County Sherrif's Department has been captured. Shawn Cochran was arrested today in the Mac Pitman area of Taylor County after he wrecked while being pursued by Green and Taylor County officers. Cochran was wanted on several warrants out of Green County.

 

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BOYLE CO. MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE

A Boyle County  man is facing several years behind bars.
 
John Tompkins of Danville, KY was originally charged with attempted murder of a police officer. He led police on a high-speed chase in November of 2015. After crashing into a car, police say a shootout ensued. The driver of the car Tompkins struck is still recovering from severe injuries; none of the officers were injured. Tompkins' lawyers worked out a plea deal in July. Tuesday morning, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison and is eligible for parole.
 
 

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CASEY CO. ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 
Lindsey N. Sallee, 24, of Danville, arrested by KSP for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off, & Prostitution-1st Deg/1st Off.
 
Cassandra R. Stevens, 33, of Junction City, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine).
 
Kelly D. Myers, 35, of Junction City, arrested by Probation & Parole for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (drug unspecified).
 
Rebecca J. Hobbs, 39, of Liberty, arrested by CCSO for POssession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/2nd Off (drug unspecified), DUI-1st Off, Possession Controlled Substance-3rd Deg (drug unspecified), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, PFO-2nd.
 
Steven Coy Thompson, 27, of Science Hill, arrested by Somerset Police for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Meth)), Possession Controlled Substance-1st Deg/2nd Off (drug unspecified), Promoting Contraband-1st Deg.
 
Joshua Cody Partin, 24, of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Assault-4th Deg (domestic violence), Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Deg (on foot), Resisting Arrest, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place-1st/2nd Off, & Possession of Marijuana.
 
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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ADAIR CO. ACCIDENT SENDS 3 TO HOSPITAL

 
A single vehicle injury accident in Adair County sent three people to the hospital early Tuesday morning. 
 
Adair Co. Sheriff's Deputies responded around 5am. 28 year old Jessica Lewis of Columbia, KY was traveling on Greenbrier Road when she swerved to avoid a deer in the road. She and her two children traveled off the roadway and over an embankment. 
 
All three treated on scene by Adair County EMS, and transported to T J Health of Columbia.
 
Deputy Josh Durbin was assisted on the scene by members of the Breeding Volunteer Fire Department.
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SEPT. 21

 

The Adair Co. School Board will meet Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Board of Education conference room.

 

AGENDA:

 
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Consent Agenda
 
CONSENT AGENDA
Approval of Minutes
Approval of Treasurer's Report
Approval of Payment of Bills
Approval of of School-Wide Fundraiser by Adair County Primary Center School.
Approval of out-of-state trip by Adair COunty High School FFA to Indianapolis, IN
Approval of shortened school day for student
Approval of 2017-2018 PRIDE environmental education grant program
Approval of MOA for student teachers from EKU for 2017-2018 school year
Approval of Civics test to meet graduation requirement
Approal of Application No. 4 to Bri-den Company, Inc. for Adair County High School re-roof
Approval of P.O. 349 to Lewis T. Ollesheimer & Son, Inc, on Adair County High School Roof
Approval of BG-5 on Demo Old Fuel Tank from Old Bus Garage.
Acknowledgement of Personnel Action
 
REGULAR AGENDA
Superintendent's Report
Public Comments
Approval of Monthly Financial Statements - Renae Smith
Buildings and Grounds update - David Jones
Construction Updates - Mike Sparkman
Discussion/Approval of contract for black top at the Adair County Primary Center New Parking Lot
Approval to switch from paper based format of registrating students to 100% Infinite Campus Online Registration- Robbie Harmon
Approval of working budget for 2017-2018
Approval of lease agreement between Adair County Board of Education and T.J. Sampson Hospital for the Work Ready Skills Initiative Funding Program
Approval of Work Ready Skills Initiative funding agreement with Adair County School Board of Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Adjournment
 

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GOVERNOR PROCLAIMS SEPTEMBER AS PREPAREDNESS MONTH

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 19, 2017) – In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Gov. Matt Bevin has proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Kentucky.
 
Kentucky Emergency Management urges Kentuckians to “BE AWARE – BE PREPARED – HAVE A PLAN – MAKE A KIT.”
 
Kentuckians face threats to their safety and property throughout the year; from tornadoes, flooding, straight line winds, lightning, winter storms, man-made hazards, to daily emergencies.  Every household and every business should be prepared to face these challenges at any given time.  Disasters can occur at anytime, anywhere in Kentucky.  
 
As we have all seen recently with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and now impending Maria, preparedness can make the difference of saving your life or your family.  Supplies such as water, non-perishable food, flashlights and batteries, radios and first aid kits are easy to store, and can be lifesavers when a crisis hits.  A communication plan with family, friends and neighbors is also very important.
 
Michael Dossett, director of Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) stated, “During National Preparedness Month, the theme, ‘Disasters don’t plan ahead – You Can!’ is a great opportunity to remind our family, friends and neighbors of the importance of planning ahead, highlighted by the recent losses of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.”  Dossett went on, “ask yourself, what would you do in the next two hours, next two days and next two weeks following a disaster event to ensure the survival of your loved-ones?”
 
PLANNING FOR DISASTER:  “BE AWARE – BE PREPARED – HAVE A PLAN”
 
Be Aware: 
· Stay informed about risks in your communities and monitor weather forecasts.
· Own and monitor a battery backed-up or crank-type NOAA Weather Alert Radio. During threatening weather, stay tuned to your local broadcast stations.
· Discuss conditions with family members, and know their locations during dangerous weather.  
 
Be Prepared: 
· Discuss known risks with family members and neighbors.
· Develop and review your emergency plan periodically and update of necessary.
· Assemble an emergency kit(s) and refresh periodically. A kit should have enough food, water and medications for each family member for five days.
· Drill: practice your plan with household members.
 
Have a plan: 
· Share your plan with others, including friends or relatives in another region or even another state
· Medications - prepare a list of all prescription drugs.
· Utilities - Written instructions for how to turn off electricity, gas and water; if authorities advise   you to do so. (Remember, you'll need a professional to turn them back on.)
· Shelter - Identify safe locations within and outside your residence.
· Contacts - Written contact information for relatives, neighbors, utility companies, employers/employees and local emergency contact telephone numbers.
· Evacuate - Predetermine evacuation routes.  Identify where you could go if told to evacuate.  Choose several places, such as a friend or relative's home in another town, a motel or shelter.
· Children - Make backup plans for children in case you (or they) can’t get home in an emergency.
· Vehicles - Keep jumper cables in all vehicles at all times.
· Maintain at least a half tank of fuel in vehicles.
· Move vehicles away from under trees during possible wind events.
· Keep an emergency kit in all vehicles.
· During winter months, keep a blanket and bag of kitty litter in the trunk.
· Medications - prepare a list of all prescription drugs.
· Pets - have at least a 3 day supply of food and water for each pet.  Have carriers, a collar or harness with ID tag, rabies tag and a leash; familiar items such as treats, toys and bedding can help reduce stress for your pet.
· Share your plan with others, including friends or relatives in another region or state.
 
Make an emergency kit: 
· First aid kit and essential medications (to include prescription medicines). 
· Canned food and can opener
· At least three gallons of water per person
· Protective clothing, rainwear and bedding or sleeping bags
· Battery or crank powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries or crank recharging stations that are capable of recharging cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc.
· Waterproof matches and candles
· Local phone book
· Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members
· Extra set of car keys
· Cash – as much as you can afford!
 
For additional preparedness information, visit www.ready.gov and Kentucky Emergency Management at www.kyem.ky.gov. Follow @KYEMPIO on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and sign up for text alerts.
 

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CLINTON CO. DEP. JAILER ARRESTED

 

A Clinton County deputy jailer has been arrested.  50-year-old Tony Denney, of Albany, was arrested on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:06 PM and charged with Official Misconduct and Promoting Contraband. Denney is a Clinton County Deputy Jailer and the arrest is the result of an ongoing probe into contraband being introduced into a secure facility.  

 

If anyone has any information regarding this investigation, please contact Post 15 in Columbia at 1-800-222-5555.  Denney was lodged in the Clinton County Jail.  Tpr. Jason Warinner is investigating.  

 

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LWC 48-HOUR CHAIR'S CHALLENGE FUNDRAISER

 
By Venus Popplewell, LWC Director of Public Relations
 
Lindsey Wilson College Board of Trustees Chair and Adair County native Allan Parnell will donate $200,000 toward LWC student scholarship aid if 2,500 donors make gifts during the 48-hour period between September 19-20. This marks the fourth year in which Parnell has issued a 48-hour challenge.
 
LWC alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends have successfully met Parnell's challenge in each of the three previous years. Last year Parnell's pledge of $100,000 for 1,000 donors was met when the college received gifts from 1,934 donors (494 unique gifts contributed by the student body). In total, including Parnell's gift, the college raised $416,765 during the 2016 campaign.
 
Parnell is confident this this year will be no different.
 
"I'm excited to be part of Lindsey Wilson," said Parnell. "We not only teach good ethics and embrace Christian principles but we also teach and prepare students to be the future of this nation. You're going to see that we will get 2,500 plus donors this year."
 
William T. Luckey Jr., President of Lindsey Wilson College, is hopeful that the challenge will be met.
 
"I know and love the people and friends of Lindsey Wilson College and I believe we can do it," said Luckey. "I've always been told if you reach for the stars you may not end up with a star, but you also won't end up with a handful of dirt. So I'm asking anyone connected with Lindsey Wilson College to reach for the stars to help meet Mr. P's challenge to make a difference in the lives of our students."
 
To make a gift of any amount to the All In for LWC Chair's Challenge during September 19-20, you can give online by clicking on www.lindsey.edu/giving. You can also call the college's development office at 270-384-8400. Gifts can be restricted to a specific program or can be unrestricted to the general fund.
 

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ADAIR CO. GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS - SEPT. 2017

 

An Adair Co. Grand Jury has returned several indictments. Click on link below to view the Sept. 2017 indictments.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PULASKI COUNTY ACCIDENT

 
Two people injured in a two vehicle accident in Pulaski County over the weekend.
 
Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports that just after 7am Friday, deputies responded to the scene, 17 miles west of Somerset on Kentucky Highway 80. Sergeant Jon Williams' investigation determined that 49 year old Thomas Gambalie, of London, lost control of a 1991 Nissan and struck a 2017 Toyota, operated by McKayla Jones, age 21 of Windsor.
 
Both drivers were treated at the scene and transported to Lake Cumberland Medical Center by Pulaski County EMS.  Mr. Gambalie was later transferred to UK Medical Center in Lexington.
 
Sheriff's units were assisted at the scene by members of the Nancy and Faubush Fire Departments.
 
Fog may have been a contributing factor in the cause of the accident.
 
 

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TWO COLLISIONS INVESTIGATED BY COLUMBIA POLICE ON FRIDAY

 

Columbia Police investigate two injury collisions Friday afternoon.

 

On  9-15-17 at 4:51pm, Columbia Police Officers investigated a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on Burksville street . The collision occurred when 61 year old Micheal Bell attempted to cross Burksville street from West Guardian to East Guardian street in a motorized wheelchair.  Bell was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet truck operated by 22 year old Blake Karnes of Columbia. Bell was treated on scene by Adair County Ems and transported to TJ Health of Columbia where he was later transferred to the University of Kentucky hospital in Lexington. The Collision is being investigated by CPD Ofc. Josh Brockman.

 

 

 Approximately 20 minutes later, Columbia Police Officers were dispatched to Campbellsville Rd to a reported three vehicle injury collision. The collision occurred when unit 2 driven by 26 year old Brian Guffey and his Passenger 24 year old Monica Mcelyen were operating a 2007 Pontiac car and had stopped awaiting traffic to make a left hand turn into Shady lane. Guffey's vehicle was struck in the rear by unit 1 driven by 36 year old David Brockman operating a 1998 Chevrolet truck. The impact knocked Guffey's vehicle into the southbound lane of Campbellsville street resulting in them being struck a second time. They were struck head on by unit 3 a 2005 GMC truck operated by 56 year old Richard Shelton of Columbia and his passenger 55 year old Kathy Shelton.

 

The collision resulted in the occupants of unit 2 and 3 for a total of 4 people being transported by Adair County Ems to TJ Health of Columbia . The collision is being investigated by CPD Ofc Jordan Dean.

 

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CASEY COUNTY WEEKEND ARRESTS

 
Christopher L. Smith, 35, of Stanford, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Burglary-3rd Deg.
 
Brian Wesley Means, 50, of Liberty, arrested by CCSO for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/2nd Off (Methamphetamine), Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Failure to Appear.
 
Scott Jones, 28, of Hustonville, arrested by CCSO for TBUT (under $500).
 
All were taken to the Casey County Jail and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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ACCIDENT ON BULL RUN ROAD CAUSES POWER OUTAGE; ONE FLOWN TO UofL

 
On Saturday, September 16th, at approximately 10:45pm, the Adair County Sheriffs Office responded to a single vehicle accident on Bull Run Road. The accident occurred when a 2015 Kia car, being operated by 18 year old James Tyler Watt of Boston, Ky., along with passenger 17-year-old Aaron Hall of Leitchfield, Ky., failed to negotiate a curve when passing Dwight Curry Road on Bull Run Road. The vehicle dropped off the shoulder, striking a tree and traveling up the tree then striking a utility pole. The vehicle came to rest on its top with power lines and a transformer on the vehicle.
 
Two ambulances from Adair County EMS responded and treated both patients on the scene and transported them to T.J. Health Columbia. James Tyler Watt was flown to University Of Louisville Hospital for injuries sustained. Aaron Hall was treated at T.J. Health Columbia. There was a power outage for several hours as crews from Taylor County RECC worked to restore power.
 
Deputy Brandon Hitch was the investigating officer. He was assisted by Deputy Joey Keith along with Columbia Police Department and Adair Search and Rescue.
 
BULL RUN ROAD IS NOW OPEN AFTER BEING CLOSED FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE TO POWER LINES ACROSS THE ROADWAY!
 

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FATALITY IN RUSSELL CO. ON SATURDAY NIGHT

 
A Russell Springs man was killed in a single vehicle, rollover wreck early Sunday.
 
Deputy Dustin Bunch’s investigation determined Steven Williams, 38, lost control of his 2004 Dodge Ram truck at approximately 1:00 a.m. while eastbound on West KY 80 in the Royville community, resulting in the truck partially leaving the roadway, then coming back onto the roadway and rolling over several times before coming to rest on its top.
 
Williams was pronounced dead at the scene by Russell County Coroner Mike Reynolds. Williams was wearing his seat-belt. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the cause of the wreck.
 

 

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INJURY COLLISION ON GAMALIEL RD. IN MONROE CO. SEPT. 15

 
Gamaliel, KY (September 15, 2017) Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle injury collision on Gamaliel Road near the intersection of Sugar Grove Road today around 9:42 a.m.
 
 
Preliminary investigations indicate that 48 year-old Randall Stafford of La Fayette, TN was operating a 1987 Peterbuilt semi-truck traveling north on Gamaliel Road near the intersection of Sugar Grove Road, when he entered a curve causing the trailer to cross the centerline striking a 2002 Dodge pickup being operated by 20 year-old Austin Pruitt of Hardyville, KY.  The vehicle traveled down the side of the trailer being pulled by Stafford before striking the rear tires causing the Pruitt vehicle to spin out of control, strike a guardrail and overturn. 
 
 
Stafford was wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision.  Pruitt and 19 year-old Heather Ford of Monticello, KY were not wearing their seat belt.  Ford was transported to the Monroe County Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries by the Monroe County EMS.  
 
 
Officer First Class Casey Tooley is investigating and was assisted at the scene by Monroe County Sherriff’s’ Office, Gamaliel Fire & Rescue, and Monroe County EMS.
 
 
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555).  Citizens can call to confidentially report impair drivers or any criminal activity.  You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app.  The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior.  The app is available for IPhone, IPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple or Google Play stores.  Download the KSP mobile app by searching “KSPOLICE” in the app store and you can also follow along on twitter @KYStatePolice.
 

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R.C. FISCAL COURT CALLED MEETING SEPT. 18

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will have a special called meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
 
 AGENDA:
PUBLIC COMMENT ON 5 YEAR SOLID WASTE PLAN
TRANSFER $505.57 FROM JAIL TO ABC TO CORRECT A DEPOSIT ERROR
ADJOURN
 

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KY PREPARING FOR A FLOOD OF VEHICLES FOLLOWING HURRICANES

 
While Kentucky has not been directly affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Commonwealth could soon experience flooding of another kind: a rise in flood-damaged vehicles. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Vehicle Regulation (DVR) is preparing for an influx of title requests for vehicles that have been deemed a total loss due to natural disaster damage in states such as Florida and Texas, then brought to Kentucky to be “rebuilt.” 
 
“Our title requests for flood-damaged vehicles tripled after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Kentucky has a sizeable ‘rebuilt car’ industry, and many vehicles deemed as scrap or junk make their way into our state,” stated John-Mark Hack, commissioner for the Department of Vehicle Regulation. “Consumers need to be aware that many of these vehicles will be hitting the market, and there’s a potential for issues with a rebuilt automobile.”
 
Flood-damaged vehicles in other states are given a scrap title or junking certificate. Florida uses a certificate of destruction; Texas provides a non-repairable title. After arrival in Kentucky, flood-damaged vehicles undergo a “rebuild” process that typically involves only cleaning the interior and exterior and changing the system fluids. These vehicles are then sold at a significantly reduced cost. 
 
“If a buyer finds a deal on a vehicle that seems too good to be true, then it probably is,” stated Commissioner Hack. “While the automobile may appear to be in good physical condition and the engine runs well at the time, there’s a great potential for damage to the mechanical, electrical and safety components.” 
 
Under Kentucky’s current law, the title applicant must submit two photos of the vehicle and two estimates of damage costs: the fees for cleaning and changing fluids. If the damage cost is less than 75 percent of the vehicle’s retail value, then the DVR issues a new certificate of title. The new title is printed in red ink with the words REBUILT VEHICLE on the face of the title. This is done in an effort to alert consumers of the vehicle’s history. 
 
Consumers need to conduct research of their own before purchasing a rebuilt vehicle by obtaining a vehicle history report and having the vehicle inspected by a mechanic. Consumers should also be aware that obtaining a loan or insurance for these vehicles may be difficult. 
 
There are two other pieces of information that owners of rebuilt vehicles need to know. First, motorists driving a rebuilt car or truck back to the state where it was originally given a scrap title run the risk of the vehicle being confiscated if they are stopped by law enforcement. Second, these vehicles cannot be sold to consumers in most other states in the U.S. 
 
For more information, visit Drive.Ky.Gov, click on Vehicle Services at the top of the page and then click on Titles. 
 

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KSP POST 15 ACTIVITY REPORT - AUGUST 2017

 
During the month of August 2017, there were 15 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 was one fatal collision during the month of August in the Post 15 area.
- Ray Hurley Wease Jr, 22 years old of Washington County KY was killed on 08/31/17 in Marion County KY.
This brings our yearly fatality count to 12 compared with 21 through this same period in 2016.
 
Statewide fatality count stands at 481 compared with 525 through this same period in 2016.
 
During the month of August 2017, there were 1416 citations written, 229 courtesy notices written, 1470 vehicles inspected, 756 complaints answered, 79 motorists assisted, 51 criminal cases opened and 565 criminal arrests made.
 

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COLUMBIA UTILITIES DISTRICT BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED AS OF 9:43AM FRI., SEPT. 15TH!
 
A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District
for customers from Fairground Street to Greenhills Road and all side roads in between, All of Public Square, Public Square to Oak Street and all side roads, from stoplight at Jamestown Street and E 80 down to Russell Creek and all side roads, from E 80 back toward Public Square and all side roads, Wright Drive and all side roads, and all of Lindsey Wilson College.
 
The advisory has been issued due to main line Leak.
 
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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MORE BURGLARY ARRESTS

 
A Russell Springs man and woman have now been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into church and garage burglaries in late August.
 
Warrants for Receiving Stolen Property were served by Russell County Deputy Ethan Pike Wednesday evening on Chester Voils, Jr., 41, and Shelby Elizabeth Hunt, age 25.
 
Six persons have been charged in connection with the burglaries since the investigation began on August 30th. Most of the stolen property has been recovered. The investigation continues.
 

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY BOIL WATER - LIFTED

 

According to Terry Russell, the boil water advisory on Bluebird Drive, Lakeway Drive, Remington Estates and Jimmy Avenue in Russell Springs, Ky. has been lifted as of 9:12amCT Thursday, September 14, 2017.

 

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CASEY CO. WRECK

 
Casey County Emergency Responders went to the scene of a single vehicle accident with injuries around 2pm Wednesday.
 
A vehicle reportedly over-turned near the junction of KY 49 & Malone Cemetery Road near the Casey/Marion County line. No other information has been made available.
 

 

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DRUG ARRESTS

 

Two men were arrested on felony drug possession charges Tuesday evening.

Cody Overby, 25, of Russell Springs, and Cory Stone, also 25, of Columbia, were taken into custody by Deputy Evan Burton & Deputy Ethan Pike while the Deputies were at a residence on Wooldridge Schoolhouse Road to serve an arrest warrant on another individual.

Overby and Stone were both charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Both were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

 

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CASEY CO. GIRL INSPIRES

 
A viral video of a 4-year-old Casey County girl singing the national anthem was just the beginning for young Grace Anna Rodgers. She is now the subject of a book written by her Mom.
 
Angela Ray Rodgers says Grace Anna was born with a rare form of dwarfism that required over a dozen surgeries. Angela says Grace's life is about inspiring others. The book, 'Grace Anna Sings', which is also the name of her facebook page, is set to release on November 1st.
 

 

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MURDER SUSPECT CONFESSES

 
The suspect in the murder of a Somerset woman has confessed.
 
Somerset Police Chief William Hunt says Dwight Mitchell Bell confessed to the murder and robbery of 70 year old Ruthie Carolyn New. New's body was found in the activity center of the Denham Street Baptist Church August 24. Bell was found at a truck stop in Dandridge, Tennessee and arrested without incident. Bell was also wanted in Indiana on a strangulation charge as well. He was arraigned in court Wednesday morning.
 
Bell is lodged at the Pulaski County Jail. In 1999, Bell was convicted of manslaughter for the death of his father in Indiana. 
 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN ARRESTED AFTER STEALING AN AUTO & LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT

 

Today (Wednesday) the Taylor County Sheriff's Dept. investigated a complaint of an accident on Old Greensburg Road where the driver had fled the scene. During the investigation it was determined that the truck had been stolen from Hatcher's Auto Sales and that Charles R. Wagoner Jr. had stolen the truck. Deputies Bobby Gribbins and Tyler Finn assisted, along with officers from the Campbellsville Police Dept.

 

Wagoner was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Theft of an Auto.

 

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2 RUSSELL CO. MEN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
Two men were arrested in Russell Co. on Tuesday evening on felony drug possession charges.
 
25-year-old Cody Overby of Russell Springs and 25-year-old Cory Stone of Columbia were taken into custody by Russell Co. Deputies Evan Burton & Ethan Pike while the Deputies were at a residence on Wooldridge Schoolhouse Road to serve an arrest warrant on another individual.
 
Overby and Stone were both charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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ADAIR COUNTY 2017 PROPERTY TAX RATES

 

Click on link for a copy of the 2017 Property Tax Rates set at Tuesday night's Adair Co. Fiscal Court meeting. 

 

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TWO NEW ARRESTS IN RECENT RUSSELL COUNTY BURGLARIES

     Two more people have been charged as the investigation into recent burglaries in Russell County continues. According to the Russell County Sheriff's office, Deputy Ethan Pike arrested Curtis R. Hendricks, 53, of Russell Springs and Dana Bell Kinnett, 41, of Jamestown on warrants charging them with Receiving Stolen Property Tuesday evening.

 

     Both were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

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ARREST IN PULASKI MURDER CASE

 
Somerset Police have arrested a person of interest in the murder of Ruthie Carolyn New.
 
New was found deceased in the activity center of the Denham Street Baptist Church last month. Dwight Mitchell Bell was taken into custody without incident in Dandridge, Tennessee. He was arrested on charges stemming from the theft of New's vehicle. Bell was sentenced to several years in prison in 1999 for the death of his father in Indiana. 
 

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RUSSELL CO. TO PARTICIPATE IN FARM SAFETY WEEK

 
State Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has proclaimed the week of Sept. 17-23 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to call attention to the hazards unique to farming and encourage all Kentuckians to put safety first.
 
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Farm & Home Safety Program is collaborating with the FFA chapters in Carter and Russell counties to put on two "Pep Rallies for Life." The first event will be September 18 at 10amET at East Carter High School in Grayson for students from both county high schools - East Carter and West Carter. The second "Pep Rally" is set for Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 1pmCT, at Russell County High School2166 US-127 (campus address), Russell Springs, KY. 
 
In each event, local emergency responders will conduct a rescue from a mock all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident in front of students at the high school football field. Victims will be flown from the scene on medical helicopters.
 
The number of fatalities in agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting in Kentucky totaled 16 in 2016, according to the Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program's annual report.
 

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KSP SAFETY CHECKPOINTS

 

Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will conduct safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland. Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats, and informing the public about the use of seatbelts. These safety checkpoints will be conducted in various locations throughout the Post 15 area. 

 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY - RUSSELL SPRINGS

 

A boil water advisory is in effect for Russell Springs residents on Bluebird Drive, a section of Lakeway Drive, Jimmy Avenue and Remington Estates. The advisory was issued at 11:00 a.m.  today (Tuesday) due to a water line being hit. The advisory will be in effect until further notice.

 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT

 

On Monday, Sept. 8, 2017 at 1:54pm Columbia Police Officers received a dispatch from Adair County 911 of a Breaking and Entering in progress at Country Place Apartments. The caller advised dispatch that an unknown white male was trying to gain access into a vehicle that didn't belong to him. Officers arrived at the location within minutes and located the perpetrator in the drivers seat of a silver Nissan car. The window had been broken out and the operator was attempting to leave with the vehicle.

 

The incident resulted in the arrest of 32-year-old Julian Underwood of Columbia, Ky. on charges of Criminal Mischief 1st degree and Theft By Unlawful Taking (Auto) over $10,000. Underwood was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by CPD Sgt. Gary Roy who was assisted by Sgt. Jr. Murphy.
 

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LINCOLN CO. MAN CRUSHED BY AUTO

 

A Lincoln County man died over the weekend while working on a car.

 

Authorities say 33 year old Everett Hines of Stanford, Ky. was working on the car at his home Saturday night. The vehicle was up on ramps when it suddenly rolled off and landed on him. Hine's wife immediately notified EMS. The Lincoln County Coroner pronouned him dead on the scene. The cause of the accident is unknown.
 

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1 PERSON AIRLIFTED AFTER 2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT MONDAY in CASEY CO.

 

A two-car accident was reported on Monday afternoon on West KY 70 in Liberty, Ky. One person was trapped in their vehicle for a time, and a helicopter was called in to evacuate the wounded. The mishap occurred shortly after 3:30pm on Bell Hill. No other information has been made available at this time.

 

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CASEY CO. ARRESTS

 
Mark A. Hussey, 56, of Liberty, arrested Monday on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine, DUI-3rd, Driving on a DUI Suspended License-1st Off (Agg Circum), & No Insurance.
 
Omer L. Long Jr, 41, of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Chad Weddle with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place-1st & 2nd Off, & Criminal Tresspassing-3rd Deg.
 
April L. Browing, 35, of Crab Orchard, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
All suspects were taken to the Casey Co. Jail, & are presummed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 
 

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EQUIFAX DATA BREACH; TIPS TO AVOID IDENTITY THEFT

 
FRANKFORT, KY. (Sept. 11, 2017) – Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Scam Alert today (Monday) to help make Kentuckians aware of the Equifax data breach, and provided tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.  
 
Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit-reporting agencies, recently announced a major data breach that could affect about 143 million American customers. Equifax has indicated that from mid-May through July of this year hackers gained access to customers’ names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and some driver’s license numbers. Credit card numbers of about 209,000 consumers, and personal information in credit file dispute documents for about 182,000 consumers were also accessed.
 
Beshear said the Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection is investigating the events surrounding the data breach, including the company's response and the protections being offered to affected Kentuckians. “Kentuckians who may be involved should take immediate steps to closely monitor their credit, and report any suspicious credit activity to my office,” said Beshear. 
 
The Office of the Attorney General is asking Kentuckians who might be impacted by the breach to follow these steps to help protect against identity theft: 
 
    1) Check to see if your information was compromised. Verify if your personal information was impacted by visiting the Equifax website, equifaxsecurity2017.com. 
 
    2) Sign up for the free credit monitoring service. Equifax is offering a free year of TrustedID Premier credit file monitoring and ID theft protection for all U.S. consumers, whether or not their information was impacted. To sign up for the protection service, visit equifaxsecurity2017.com or call 866-447-7559, which is open every day, including weekends, from 7am to 1amET.
 
    3) Follow the Identity Theft Toolkit. The Office of the Attorney General’s online Identity Theft Toolkit provides systematic instructions on how to respond to possible identity theft. The toolkit includes information on how to place a credit report fraud alert, order credit reports and other helpful resources and contact information.
 
    4) Report suspicious activity. Contact the Attorney General’s data breach hotline, toll free at 855-813-6508 if you are a victim of a data breach or identity theft. 
 
As part of Beshear’s effort to protect Kentucky families from scams, fraud and identity theft he launched Scam Alerts – the state’s first direct text and email scam notification system. Kentuckians have recently received Scam Alerts on Hurricane Harvey scams, IRS scams Targeting Western Kentuckians and a scam targeting Kentuckians’ generosity to veterans. 
 
To stay up to date on new and trending scams Kentuckians should sign up to receive Scam Alerts from the Office of the Attorney General. To enroll text the words KYOAG Scam to GOV311 (468311), or enroll online at ag.ky.gov/scams and select text message or email alert.
 

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KYTC Issues Emergency Declaration in Advance of Hurricane Irma

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2017) – In anticipation of Hurricane Irma and its potential to cause damage to the southeastern United States, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas has waived certain regulations on commercial motor carriers involved in the relief effort.
 
Secretary Thomas issued an emergency declaration that provides temporary regulatory relief for crews heading to the affected areas to deliver goods, restore utilities and remove debris.
"Lifting these restrictions allows crews to assist with the relief effort as quickly as possible,” Secretary Thomas said.
 
The declaration exempts a driver’s hours of service limitation, suspends registration requirements and waives permit fees for overweight/over-dimensional vehicles. All other safety requirements will remain in effect for drivers.
 
The declaration expires on Sept. 27.
 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING SEPT. 11

 
The Russell Co. Fiscal Court will meet Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at 6:00pm.
 
AGENDA
WELCOME, PLEDGE & OPENING PRAYER
MINUTES
PAY BILLS
DETENTION CENTER REPORT
TREASURER’S MONTHLY SETTLEMENT REPORT
AE TRANSFERS & PRE-APPROVAL OF END OF QUARTER TRANSFERS
BRYAN SKINNER – ROSS, SINCLAIR & ASSOCIATES
2ND READING ORDINANCE 94-12-1A – AMENDED CODE OF ETHICS
TRANSFER $109,304.07 FROM GRANTS TO GENERAL FOR SAFE ROOMS
TAX RATES FOR SPECIAL DISTRICTS
AMBULANCE GRANT
FRIENDS OF LAKE CUMBERLAND
MICHAEL REYNOLDS – CORONER REPORT
ADJOURN
 

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RUSSELL CO. ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING SEPT. 11TH

 
The Russell Co. Fiscal Court will have a special called meeting in conjunction with the road committee on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at 5:30pm. As required by the Dept. of Local Govt., the Russell Co. Road committee will have their quarterly meeting to discuss road repairs and safety and other issues relating to the operation of the road dept.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN A.C. LIFTED

 
As of 11:55 a.m. on September 9, 2017, the boil water advisory for customers in Breeding area including 1222 Harrods Fork Circle, Breeding Loop, Independence Ridge and all side roads, L.Smith Road, Reese Hurt Road and all side roads, 89 Flatrock Road to 1425 Flatrock Road, Chestnut Grove Road and all side roads, Toria Road and all side roads 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 FISCAL COURT MEETING SEPT. 12TH

 
The Adair Co. Fiscal Court will meet for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at 6:00pmCT in the Adair Annex basement meeting room.
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS 
                                 
1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES      
    A.) August 8, 2017 Regular       
3. DISBURSEMENTS
4. REPORTS  
    A.)  Sheriff's Report
    B.)  Jail Report
    C.)  Road Dept.Report 
    D.)  G.R.A.S. Report 
    E.)  Committee Reports          

5. TREASURER’S REPORT-MOTION TO RECEIVE
6. BUDGET AMENDMENTS 
7. BUDGET TRANSFERS
8.  COURT ORDERS
9.  READING OF ROADS
 
10. ACTION  ITEMS:
    A.) Setting County Tax Rates
    B.) SPGE’s Tax Rates
         1.  Library District
         2.  Extension District
         3.  Soil Conservation District
         4.  Ambulance Service District
         5.  Health District 
         6.  School District
         7.  Hospital District
   C.) Adair Co. Admin Code Amendment – 2nd Reading
   D.) Personnel – Mike Keltner as Deputy Coroner Begin Date
   E.) Senior Citizens Facility MOA – Permission for Judge To Sign
   F.) Adair Co. Conservation District – Request for Funding
   G.) Approval of Sheriff 2016 Tax Settlement
   H.) Approval of Clerk 2016 Tax Settlement
   I.) Judicial Center Old Flag Pole – Permission to Donate to City
   J.) Heritage Council – Permission to Spotlight “Squarecrows”
   K.) Chamber of Commerce – Permission to place sign at Courthouse 
   L.) Permission for LWC Students to paint Courthouse Curb for Malvina Farkle Day
   M.) Open Bids for Road Department Trucks
                                                                                                                             
11.  OTHER BUSINESS
12.  PUBLIC COMMENTS
13.  ADJOURN

 

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GREEN RIVER CREP PROGRAM EXTENDED

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today (Friday) the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has agreed to extend the Green River Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (Green River CREP) for eligible contracts for an additional year.  
 
Earlier this year, USDA announced the termination of the program at the end of the current program agreement. In response, Senator McConnell contacted USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue on behalf of Secretary Charles Snavely of the Energy and Environment Cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky to request a one-year extension of the program. Today, USDA informed Senator McConnell that all eligible contracts that were set to expire on September 30, 2017, would be extended for an additional year, which will allow USDA to work with the state on a long-term agreement for financing the program moving forward.
 
The Green River CREP, established in 2001, covers the following counties in Kentucky: Adair, Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Russell, Simpson, Taylor, and Warren. It currently includes over 97,000 acres dedicated towards the conservation and improvement of water quality and wildlife habitat in the Green River Watershed.
 

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INJURY COLLISION ON NEW COLUMBIA RD IN TAYLOR CO.

 
Campbellsville, KY (September 8, 2017) Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle injury collision on New Columbia Road at the intersection of South Columbia Avenue today around 8:25 a.m. 
 
Preliminary investigations indicate that 41 year-old James Stotts of Columbia was operating a 2001 Dodge traveling north on KY55.  Due to the dense fog, Stotts was unable to see the traffic light at the intersection.  Stotts entered the intersection striking a 2011 Toyota being driven by 21 year-old Carlie Hazel of Campbellsville.  Hazel was attempting to make a left hand turn onto New Columbia Road from South Columbia Avenue when the collision occurred. 
 
Stotts and Hazel were both wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision.  A passenger in the Stotts vehicle 33 year-old Natasha Stotts of Columbia was not wearing her seat belt at the time of collision.  All three persons were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS with non-life threatening injuries. 
 
Sgt. Jason H. Morris is investigating and was assisted by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Campbellsville Police and Campbellsville Fire Department.
 
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555). Citizens can call to confidentially report impair drivers or any criminal activity. You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for IPhone, IPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple or Google Play stores. Download the KSP mobile app by searching “KSPOLICE” in the app store and you can also follow along on twitter @KYStatePolice.
 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL HEARS 1ST READING OF TAX ORDINANCE

 
The Columbia City Council met for a special called meeting on Thursday afternoon and heard 1st reading of the tax ordinance setting the tax rate for 2017. The Council went with the compensating rate, .259 cents of $100 assessed value. The ordinance provides a 2% discount for taxes paid on or before November 1, 2017, and all taxes not paid on or before January 3, 2018, will be delinquent and subject to a 10% penalty.
 
Second & final reading of the tax ordinance will be held at a future meeting of the Columbia City Council.
 

 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES 4% TAX RATE

 
The Adair County Board of Education has approved a 4 percent increase in the real estate property tax.
 
At a special called meeting on Thursday evening, the board voted 3 to 2 in favor of the 4% increase instead of the compensating rate. Board chairperson Lisa Burton made the motion to pass the 4% tax rate and the motion was seconded by board member Terry Harvey. Board member Mike Harris also voted in favor of the motion. The two board members who opposed were Daniel Adams & Jonathan Gaskins.
 
The 4% tax rate will generate $3.6 million ($3,606,055) for the district, $134,000 more than last year. If the compensating rate had been approved, it would've raised approximately $3.4 million (3,472,590). Local school districts can increase property taxes 4 percent every year, the most an entity can do without facing a rollback election. Last year, the board went with the compensating rate. The year before that, the board approved of a 2% increase. Adair County School Supt. Dr. Pamela Stephens tells WAVE News that the 4% increase gives the district the support needed to move forward.  
                                                                
With the 4% school tax increase, the rate for real estate & tangible property will be 53.5 cents per $100 of value. For example, the owner of a $100,000 home will see an increase of approx. $20.00 in school taxes.
The motor vehicle tax remains at 56.3 cents per $100 of value.
The utility tax will 
remain the same at 3%.
Aircraft are exempt from school district property taxes. 
Watercraft are not exempt, however the rate is unknown at this time. 
 
Only one person, Adair Co. resident Will Pilkington, questioned the school district's need for the hike at the beginning of the special called meeting.
 

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TAYLOR COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS

 
A Taylor County Circuit Court grand jury returned indictments against the following individuals on Tuesday, Sept. 5th:
 
Douglas D. Thompson (04/23/1972), Twin Creek Dr., Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00571. Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Assault, 4th degree domestic violence minor injury. Bond set at $2,500 cash, no contact with victim.
 
Rodney E. Parrish (06/08/1973), New Lebanon Rd., Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00141. Charged with 7 counts. Count 1 - Possession controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine). Count 2 - Driving DUI suspended license, 2nd offense (agg. circum.). Count 3 - Failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security 2nd offense. Count 4 - Operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs/etc, .08 (agg. circum.) 2nd offense. Count 5 - Failure to wear seat belts. Count 6 - No/expired registration plates. Count 7 - No/expired Kentucky registration receipt. Bond set at $20,000/10%, no alcohol use, no illegal drug use, no operate motor vehicle.
 
Phillip Seaborne (02/06/1963), New Columbia Rd., Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00142. Charged with 6 counts. Count 1 - Wanton endangerment, 1st degree. Counts 2-3 - Assault, 3rd degree - police officer or probation officer. Count 4 - Assault, 4th degree (no visible injury). Count 5 - Resisting arrest. Count 6 - Menacing. Bond set at $1,500 cash, no alcohol use, no illegal drug use, no contact with victims.
 
Damon R. Truax (03/03/1982), Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00143-001. Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Theft by unlawful taking all others, $500 or more but under $10,000. Bond set at $2,000 full cash, no contact with complaining witness, no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol.
 
Jonathan C. Rakes (06/19/1988), Bass Ridge Rd., Elkhorn, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00143-002. Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Theft by unlawful taking all others, $500 or more but under $10,000. Bond set at $2,000 full cash, no contact with complaining witness, no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol.
 
Jamia Murley (09/16/1977), Clara Lane, Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00144. Charged with 9 counts. Counts 1-9 - Criminal possession of forged instrument, 2nd degree. Bond set at $1,000 cash, no contact with victim.
 
Tracy Yocom (12/18/1985), S. Kenny St., Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00145. Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Possession controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine). Count 2 - Possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond set at $5,000/10%, no alcohol use, no illegal drug use.
 
Joshua Shuck (07/25/1991), S. Court St., Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00146. Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Criminal abuse, 1st degree, child 12 or under. Bond set at $5,000 full cash, no contact with complaining witness.
 
Marcia Yates (05/15/1980), Hidden Ln., Greensburg, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00147. Charged with 4 counts. Count 1 - Assault, 3rd degree, police/probation officer. Count 2 - Resisting arrest. Count 3 - Disorderly conduct, 1st degree. Count 4 - Terroristic threatening, 3rd degree. Bond set at $2,000 full cash, no contact with complaining witness, no use of drugs or alcohol, no violations of the law.
 
James L. Waldridge (03/10/1993), Anna Ct., Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00148. Charged with 3 counts. Count 1 - Possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine). Count 2 - Drug paraphernalia, buy/possess. Count 3 - Possession controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified. Bond set at $5,000 full cash, no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol.
 
Marhsa T. Morris (04/16/1961), W.J. Kerr Rd, Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00149. Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Burglary, 3rd degree. Bond set at $2,000 full cash, no contact with complaining witness, no use of drugs or alcohol, no violations of the law.
 
Daniel D. Marcum (05/26/1993), W. Columbia Ave., Greensburg, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00150. Charged with 7 counts. Counts 1-6 - Criminal possession of a forged instrument 2nd degree. Count 7 - Persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. Bond set at $3,000 unsecured, no contact with victim.
 
Danny Cox (10/23/1971), Gray Court, Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00151. Charged with 4 counts. Count 1 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense <2g heroin. Count 2 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st offense. Count 3 - Drug paraphernalia, buy/possess. Count 4 - Persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. Bond set at $15,000 cash.
 
Danny W. Cox (10/23/1971), Gray Court, Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00152. Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Promoting contraband, 1st degree. Count 2 - Persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. Bond set at $10,000 cash.
 
Cimorone R. Porter (01/13/1991), Sherdian Dr., Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00153. Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Assault, 1st degree. Count 2 - Persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. Bond set at $50,000 full cash, no contact with complaining witness, no firearms.
 
Cimorone R. Porter (01/13/1991), Sherdian Dr., Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00154. Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Possession of handgun by a convicted felon. Count 2 - Persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. Same bond as 17-CR-00153.
 
Gregory Lee (06/30/1981), Charlie Allen Rd., Raywick, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00155. Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Possession of controlled substance, 1st degree - methamphetamine. Bond set at $1,000 full cash, no use of drugs or alcohol, no violations of the law.
 
Jeff Watson (07/23/1972), Puryear Rd., Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00156. Charged with 9 counts. Count 1 - Use of a minor (U/16) in a sex performance. Counts 2-4 - Possess/view matter portray sexual performance by minor. Count 5 - Prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor/peace officer re sex offenses. Counts 6-7 - Use of minor to distribute material portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Counts 8-9 - Unlawful transaction with a minor, 2nd degree. Bond set at $10,000 cash, no contact with victims.
 
Julian Pierce (10/07/1996), Stone Quarry Rd., Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00157. Charged with 8 counts. Count 1 - Sodomy, 2nd degree. Counts 2-3 - Rape, 2nd degree. Counts 4-5 - Sexual abuse, 1st degree. Count 6 - Prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure minor/peace officer regarding sex offenses. Counts 7-8 - Possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Bond set at $50,000 full cash, no contact with complaining witness.
 
Adam Lee (01/29/1982), Countryview Ct, Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00158. Charged with 6 counts. Count 1 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense >2g methamphetamine. Count 2 - Possession of drug paraphernalia. Count 3 - Possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, drgu unspecified. Count 4 - Trafficking in synthetic drugs, 1st offense. Count 5 - Possession of marijuana. Count 6 - Persistent felony offender. Bond set at $5,000 full cash, no use of drugs or alcohol, no violations of the law.
 
Blanche Hoskins (03/29/1971), W. 3rd St., Corbin, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00159. Charged with 3 counts. Count 1 - Possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine). Count 2 - Possession controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified. Count 3 - Public intoxication, controlled substance. Bond set at $5,000 full cash, no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol.
 
Patrick Gabehart (05/12/1988), Southern Dr., Campbellsville, KY Indictment No. 17-CR-00160. Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Attempted burglary, 1st degree. Bond set at $10,000/10%, no contact with victim, no contact premises.
 
Indictments are legal accusations and do not determine guilt or innocence.
 

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ADAIR CO. ROAD HAS REOPENED

 
Adair County Road Foreman Terry Corbin would like to announce the repairs have been made to G. Cheatham Rd. and it is now open.
 

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ADAIR CO. SHERIFF'S ACTIVITY REPORT - AUG. 2017

 
Adair County Sheriff's Activity Report - August 2017
 
85 - Warrants of Arrest Served
13 - Criminal Cases Opened
8- Call Response Reports Written
8 - Domestic Abuse Cases Worked
21 - Non-Injury Accidents Worked
6 - Injury Accidents Worked
17 - Out of County Transports
19- Citations Written for Criminal Activity
40 - Civil Process Papers Served
13 - Criminal Summonses Served
10 - Subpoenas Served
149- Hours of Court Security Provided
188 - Vehicle Inspections Done
12 - Animal Complaints
10 - Motor Assists
651 - 911 Calls (Alcohol/Drug Related, 10)
 

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2 ACCIDENTS IN ADAIR CO. WEDNESDAY MORNING

 
Two early morning single vehicle accidents in Adair County sent two persons to the hospital for treatment.
 
This morning (Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017) at approximately 5:50AM Deputy Josh Durbin and Deputy Rainwater responded to the Louie B Nunn Parkway where a 2000 Dodge Caravan being operated by Stefan Williams of Lewisburg, Ky., was traveling east bound when he ran off the roadway and struck a guardrail. Williams was treated on scene by Adair County EMS and transported to TJ Health of Columbia where he was cited by Deputy Durbin for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs/Alcohol.
 
This morning (Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017) at approximately 8:15AM Deputy Aaron Rainwater was dispatched to the 44 mile marker of the Louie B Nunn Parkway for a single vehicle accident with injuries. 22 year old Paige Adams of Somerset, KY was traveling west bound when she advised another vehicle forced her off the road. Adams struck an earth embankment and was trapped in the vehicle for approximately 15 minutes before being extricated by members of the Adair County Fire Department. Adams was treated on scene by Adair County EMS and transported to TJ Health Columbia for further treatment.
 

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TWO IN CUSTODY AFTER STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED NEAR JAMESTOWN

 

An investigation by Lt. David Cain resulted in the arrest of two people Sunday morning and the recovery of a vehicle reported stolen by the Alexandria Police Department in northern Kentucky.

 

While on patrol, Lt. Cain observed a 2017 Ford car near the old Greasy Creek Bridge off U.S. 127 South. Upon approaching the vehicle, Lt. Cain found Aaron Banks, 29, of Jamestown, and Ashley Crystell Petrosky, 29, of Miamisburg, Ohio, sleeping inside the car. Further investigation revealed the car had been reported stolen.

 

Banks and Petrosky were both arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property Over $10,000 in value.

 

Banks was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Opiates), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Banks was also served with a warrant for Wanton Endangerment in connection with an incident in Jamestown several weeks ago.

 

Both were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

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ARREST MADE IN CHURCH & GARAGE BREAK-INS

 

An investigation by Russell Co. Sheriff Clete McAninch & Deputy Ethan Pike has resulted in the arrest of two persons and the recovery of numerous items stolen last week from a church and a garage.

 

Late Friday night, Bradley Hicks, 39, of Russell Springs, KY, was arrested by Sheriff McAninch & Deputy Pike and charged with breaking into the Faith General Independent Church on KY 76 West in the Webbs Crossroads community. More arrests are forthcoming in that case.

 

At 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Christopher L. Pickett, 39, of Wooldridge Schoolhouse Road, Jamestown, KY, was taken into custody by Deputy Evan Burton & Deputy Nathan Ginn on a warrant sworn-out by Deputy Pike in connection with the burglary of Kelly Comer’s garage on Old Columbia Road, Russell Springs. More arrests are forthcoming in that case as well.

 

Several items stolen from the Faith General Independent Church and numerous tools stolen from Comer’s garage have been recovered. Additionally, several items stolen from the Thomas Ridge Christian Church in Dunnville have also been recovered. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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DROWNING ON LAKE CUMBERLAND EARLY SUNDAY SEPT. 3RD

 

A Pulaski County man is dead and another is injured following a boating accident early this (Sunday) morning on Lake Cumberland.
 

Officials say 70-year-old Donnie Flynn and his son were taking part in a fishing tournament in the Camp Earl Wallace area in Wayne County.
Early this morning Flynn reportedly struck a rock embankment and the two men were thrown from the boat. Officials say heavy fog may have been a contributing factor.
 
Flynn was pronounced dead at approximately 8:20amET this morning.
 
Fish and Wildlife says the tournament was a fundraiser for a Somerset Police officer who has a son with special needs.
 

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ADAIR COUNTY INJURY COLLISION FRI. SEPT. 1ST

 

Tpr. Levi Scott is investigating a collision that occurred today (Friday) at approximately 6:50 AM CST at the 44 mile marker on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway. 38-year-old Kelly Crawhorn was operating a westbound 2013 Dodge Journey. After overtaking a semi truck, the auto hit a pool of water that caused Crawhorn to lose control of the vehicle, entering the median and overturning before coming to rest in the eastbound lane.  

 
Crawhorn and 2 passengers, 13-year-old Alley Crawhorn and 9-year-old Kenzy Crawhorn both of Columbia, were transported to TJ Sampson Hospital where they were treated and released. All three were wearing seatbelts.
 

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** REWARD OFFERED IN RECENT BURGLARIES **

 

The Russell County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two burglaries that occurred earlier this week along Old Columbia Road in Russell Springs. Two garages were broken into with several thousand dollars in tools stolen. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the thief(s).

 
Anyone with any information pertaining to these burglaries is encouraged to call the Russell County Sheriff’s Crime Tip-Line at 270-566-9111. CALLERS WILL REMAIN ANONYMOUS!
 

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KSP POST 15 REQUESTING ASSISTANCE IN SEARCH FOR SEX OFFENDER

 

Columbia, Ky. (September 5, 2017) – Dylan Jess McFarland was located and arrested on Friday, September 1st, 2017.

 

Columbia, Ky. (September 1, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police are attempting to locate 28-year-old Dylan Jess McFarland.  McFarland is a white, 5'11", 200 lb, white male with black hair and brown eyes.  He is a registered sex offender.  A warrant for probation violation has been issued and he is believed to be in the Monroe County area.  If anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts, please contact the Kentucky State Police at 1800-222-5555, Tompkinsville Police Department at 270-487-6191 or the Monroe County Sheriffs Department at 270-487-6622.   

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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CASEY CO. MAN ARRESTED ON THEFT CHARGES AFTER STEALING FROM FORMER EMPLOYER

 

A Casey County man has been charged with stealing from his former employer.

 

Hunter M. Gillock, age 21, of Liberty, Ky. was arrested Thursday on a warrant obtained by Det. Joey Hoover with the R.C. Sheriff's Office for Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $500 and for stealing several hundred pounds of copper between August 1-15, 2017 while employed at Stephens Pipe & Steel’s Decatur facility in northern Russell County.
 
Gillock was taken into custody by KSP Troopers Mike Woodrum & Dexter Colvin. He was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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CAUD BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 

As of 9:25amCT, Friday, September 1, 2017 the Boil water advisory issued Wed., Aug. 30th for customers starting at 4781-5278 Old Burkesville Road, 5505-7432 Burkesville Road, Hughes Road, Lasley Road, Jr, Loy Road, Corbin Road, Campbell Road, Damon Road has been lifted by the Division of Water. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water. 

 

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