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.
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.
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.
A squirrel caused a power outage in Columbia this morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jamestown Police Chief Dereck Polston announced his retirement at Thursday night's Jamestown City Council Meeting. Polston will retire effective October 31, 2017.
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.
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.
The Adair Co. School Board will meet Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Board of Education conference room.
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.
An Adair Co. Grand Jury has returned several indictments. Click on link below to view the Sept. 2017 indictments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click on link for a copy of the 2017 Property Tax Rates set at Tuesday night's Adair Co. Fiscal Court meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Lincoln County man died over the weekend while working on a car.
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.
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.
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.
A Pulaski County man is dead and another is injured following a boating accident early this (Sunday) morning on Lake Cumberland.
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.
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).
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.
A Casey County man has been charged with stealing from his former employer.
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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