Local News Archives for 2017-11

GREEN CO. WOMAN KILLED IN ACCIDENT

 

A Green Co. woman is dead as a result of an auto accident on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.

 

The accident occured on Columbia Highway (Hwy. 61) in Greensburg. According to the Green Co. Sheriff's Office, 29-year-old Linda Kay Comer of Green Co. was killed as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.

 

92.7 The WAVE has Linda Comer's obituary posted on this website. Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS 11/30/17

 

Ricky D. Marcum, 30 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI-1st Off, and Wanton Endangerment-2nd Deg.
 
Corey Upchurch, 26 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Burglary-3rd Deg, & Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $10,000).
 
Both were lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
Maron T. Mebrahtu, age 32, arrested by Danville Police for Possession/Trafficking Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Cocaine), Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Rear License Not Illuminated, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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KY 76 REDUCED TO ONE LANE FOR TREE TRIMMING

 
By Amber Hale, Public Information Officer
KY Transportation Cabinet, District 8, Somerset, KY
 
SOMERSET, KY (29 Nov 2017) - KY 76 in Adair County is reduced to one lane as crews perform tree trimming along the state right of way. 
 
Work is being performed beginning at the intersection of Duckbill Road (mile point 5.9) and will end at the Casey Creek bridge mile point 10.9 with traffic controlled by flaggers.
 
Work is expected to last two weeks. The duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to allow extra time in reaching their destination.
 
Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their own reports at www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application. You can also get traffic information for the District 8 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8. 
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN ADAIR COUNTY

 
A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District as of 5:00 p.m. on November 29, 2017 for customers on Keltner Town Road, Keltner Mill Road and all side roads in between. The advisory has been issued due to a main line leak.
 
Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore the 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. CAUD is equal opportunity provider and employer. “Deaf, Hard of hearing and Speech Impaired users, call the Kentucky Relay Service at (800)648-6056. Give the communications assistant our phone number to contact us.”
 

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JAMESTOWN POLICE INVESTIGATED 1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 
A 1-vehicle accident in Jamestown on Tuesday evening sent the driver to the hospital. Police say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.
 
The accident occurred at 7:10pmCT on Hwy 92 (Boat Dock Road) across from Jamestown Elementary School. A 2006 Chevy passenger car being operated by 67-year-old Roger Jett of Jamestown, KY lost control and struck a utility pole, continued on and struck a tree. Jett was transported to Russell Co. Hospital by Russell Co. EMS for treatment of his injuries. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the accident, that remains under investigation by Officer Wesley of the Jamestown Police Dept. 
 
Russell County EMS, Jamestown Fire Deptartment and the Russell Co. Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED FOR RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

 
Columbia Police arrested an Adair Co. man on theft charges while assisting with a Taylor County Sheriffs Dept. investigation.
 
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2017 Columbia Police Officer Charles Greer received a call from Detective Benningfield with the Taylor County Sheriffs Department. Benningfield advised that he was investigating the theft of an enclosed trailer took from Taylor County and he received a tip that the trailer was possibly at a location on Short Street. Ofc. Greer and Ofc. Jordan Dean responded to the area and located the trailer that was believed to be stolen. Positive ID was then made by Detective Benningfield and the trailer was confiscated to be returned to the owner.
 
CPD Ofc. Charles Greer arrested 26 year old Josh Sexton of Columbia, KY on charges of Receiving Stolen Property over $500 but less than $10,000. Sexton was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail and will face additional charges pertaining to the theft in Taylor County.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY - GREEN HILLS, HWY E 80 ADAIR COUNTY

BOIL WATER ADVISORY
Date Issued 11/29/2017
Time Issued   9:00 A.M.
 
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers on Greenhills Road to East 80 and all side roads in between, Summer Hill, Horton Estates, Autumn Loop, Snow Crest Dr, from Greenhills Road to Cloverport Dr on Liberty Road, Cloverport Dr and Creekport Dr .
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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RUSSELL CO. INDICTMENTS - NOV. 28

 
A Russell Co. man has been indicted on multiple counts of Rape, Incest and Sodomy.
 
41-year-old Billy Joe Bennett of Russell Springs, KY was indicted by a Russell Circuit Court Grand Jury on Tuesday for 48 counts of Rape, Incest and Sodomy. According to the indictment, Bennett engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with a relative less than 12 years old.
 
 
Other Indictments Include:
 
  • Mitchell McCarty, 27, Russell Springs, KY -  Assault, 1st Degree and Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree. According to the indictment, while under the influence of drugs or other intoxicating substances, McCarty caused a wreck that resulted in serious physical injury to Anthony Lawhorn.
  • Shelby A. McGowan, 65, Russell Springs, KY - 1 count of Assault, 2nd Degree; 3 counts of Assault, 4th Degree; 5 counts of Wanton Endangerment; Terroristic Threatening, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. According to the indictment, Shelby McGowan intentionally caused physical injury to Larry McGowan by hitting him in the head with a wooden mallet, and also caused physical injury to Peggy McGowan and Kressa Bunch. The indictment also says that Shelby McGowan pointed a gun at AND threatened to kill James McGowan, Peggy McGowan, Lela McGowan and Kressa Bunch. 
  • Robert Bryant, 55, Horse Cave, KY - DUI, 4th or greater offense; Careless Driving; Failure to Wear Seat Belt; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; Improper Registration Plate; No/Expired Registration Receipt; Possession of Open Alcohol Beverage Container; Operating on a Suspended License.
 

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GREENSBURG ATTORNEY APPEARS IN FEDERAL COURT ON WIRE FRAUD CHARGES

 
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Greensburg, KY, attorney was charged with multiple counts of wire fraud as part of a scheme to obtain money from clients of his legal practice, by means of misappropriating funds, in order to pay personal expenses including gambling losses announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.
 
Danny P. Butler, 71, of Campbellsville, KY was charged by federal grand jury indictment on November 15, 2017 and made a first appearance in federal court today (Tuesday). Butler has state felony charges pending in Larue County, KY. He is currently in federal custody.
 
According to the indictment, Butler was an attorney licensed with the Kentucky Bar Assoccation who was authorized to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He operated a legal practice in Greensburg, located in Green County, KY, and provided clients with a broad range of legal services including probate, general civil, and government benefits.
 
Butler maintained seven bank accounts which he used for both personal and business purposes. From about August of 2009 through October of 2016,  Butler used the bank accounts to routinely commingle client funds, and often to misappropriate funds from one client to distribute funds to other, unrelated clients. He also used client funds from the bank accounts to make cash withdrawals and pay personal expenses. In addition, he transferred client funds from business bank accounts to his personal accounts.
 
From 2009, through 2015, Butler incurred personal gambling losses, totaling $1,648,613 that he paid for, in large part, by the misappropriation of funds from eleven clients. 
 
If convicted at trial, Butler could be sentenced to no more than 20 years in prison, fined $250,000, and be required to serve a three year period of supervised release.
 
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Bryan Calhoun and H. Joseph Pinto, III and is being investigated by the FBI and Kentucky State Police.
 
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The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
 
LINK TO CHARGES:
 
 
 

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SUE STIVERS DAY DEC. 8

 

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 is Sue Stivers Day in Adair County.

 

 

 

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JR THOMPSON NAMED KHEAA OUTREACH COUNSELOR FOR CASEY CO.

 
FRANKFORT, KY - (27 Nov 2017) - JR Thompson is the new Casey County outreach counselor for the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
 
"I am eager to ensure that Kentucky students are provided the best service in our efforts to bring awareness about financial aid programs, KHEAA resources and anything that would help them achieve success after high school," Thompson said.
 
In addition to schools, Thompson will work with adult education centers, state agencies and other groups. He can be reached at jrthompson@kheaa.com or 502-229-1147.
 
"We are so pleased that JR has joined the KHEAA outreach team," KHEAA Director of Outreach Services Kim Dolan said. "He has a wealth of college access knowledge and a passion for helping students, which will make him a great asset to the South Central Kentucky region."
 
Thompson has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of the Cumberlands. Before joining KHEAA, he was director of scholarships and academic advisor at Somerset Community College
 
KHEAA is the state agency that administers the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), need-based grants and other programs to help students pay their higher education expenses.
 
To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to gotocollege.ky.gov. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call 800-928-8926, ext. 6-7214.
 

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ADAIR CO. JAYCEES RADIO AUCTION DEC. 4 & 5

 

The Adair Co. Jaycees Radio Auction is coming up Monday & Tuesday, Dec. 4 & 5, 2017 from 6-10pmCT on 92.7 The WAVE and www.ridingthewave.com.

 

Click link for list of Auction Items:

 

https://ridingthewave.com/assets/files/2017%20Jaycees%20Radio%20Auction%20items.xlsx

 

 

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ADAIR CO. HOUSE FIRE ON MONDAY

 

The Adair County Fire Department responded to a residential house fire Monday afternoon at 2:09 PM.  The house was owned by Charlotte Huckaby and ocated at 575 Gentry Mill Road.

 

Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke coming from the front of the house.  Firefighters were able to contain the damage to a 1-bedroom area.  Twelve firemen were on the scene for approximately an hour and twenty minutes.

 

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AG DEPARTMENT POSTER - ESSAY CONTEST BEGINS

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has put out a call for submissions from school children for its annual poster and essay contest.
 
The agency says in a statement that students can submit a poster, an essay or a digital image about the theme, which is “From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate.” Entries must be submitted by April 2, 2018 and winners will be notified on May 4.
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said a complex network including farmers, processors and retailers are involved in getting food to people and he hopes the contest encourages students to explore where their food comes from.
 
Each winner will receive a $100 award from Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom and will be recognized at an awards ceremony.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS

 

William D. Luttrell, 43 of Dunnville, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI-1st Off, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/3rd Off (Methamphetamine), Driving on a DUI Suspended License-1st Off, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Esker A. Gilpin III, 21 of Liberty, arrested by Taylor Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI (under 21), Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, & Theft by Deception (Cold Checks, under $500).
 
All were lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Daulton D. Williamson, 21 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Disregarding a Traffic Light, & Failure to Wear Seat Belts.
 
William S. Bourne, 44 of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument-2nd Deg (Identity), Unlawful Access to Computer-1st Deg, & Giving False Statement/Identity to obtain Credit Card.
 
Both were lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
Andrew Hardin, age 25, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Unlawful Transaction w/Minor-1st Deg (Illegal Sex Act, vic under 16), & Prohibited Use of Electronic Communications to Procure a Peace Officer, posing as a Minor for Sex.
He was lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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INJURY COLLISION ON KY 55 IN ADAIR COUNTY

Columbia, KY (November 27, 2017) Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle injury collision on KY 55 near the intersection of Montpelier Road today around 1:19 p.m. CST.

 

Preliminary investigations indicate that 29 year-old Dennis Rowe of Columbia was operating a 2007 Mack Dump Truck traveling north on KY 55.  Rowe’s vehicle dropped off the shoulder of the roadway, when he attempted to regain control, the load of rock he was carrying shifted causing the vehicle to overturn.  KY 55 was closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the collision. 

 

Rowe was wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision and was transported to T. J. Health Hospital by the Adair County EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

 

Sergeant Randy Honeycutt is investigating and was assisted by the Adair County Sheriff’s Department, EMS and Kentucky Highway Department.

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JAMESTOWN MAN ARRESTED IN CASEY CO.

 

A Russell County man was arrested after running from police in Casey County Monday.
 
Trooper Zack Scott with KSP arrested 27 year old Christopher D. Woodall, of Jamestown, around 3:15pm on Merritt Ridge.
 
Woodall is charged with Fleeing/Evading Police 1st/2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle/On Foot), Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, DUI-2nd (Aggravating Circumstance), Driving on a DUI Suspended License-2nd Off, No Moped License, Failure to Comply w/Helmet Law (over 21), No Eye Protection (Motorcycle), Careless Driving, No Registration Plates/Receipt, Registration/Title Requirements (vehicle not to operate on Highway), and other charges, with further charges pending in Russell County.
 
He was lodged in the Casey County Jail.
 

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KART RACING REMOVED FROM CASEY CO. AG/EXPO CENTER

 

There will be no more indoor racing at the Casey County Ag Expo Center.
A statement released on ARS Kart Racing Promotions face book page stated their contract with the facility had been voided due to damages sustained over the last two weeks.  Reportedly, bathrooms were damaged with stalls broken, oil poured in parking lots, destroyed tents left on the grounds, with numerous other items.
The post has since been removed due to too much activity, according to ARS Kart Racing.
 

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TRUCK VS TRAIN ACCIDENT

 

Sheriff Greg Speck

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office

P.O. Box 752 Somerset, Kentucky 42502

Phone (606) 678-5145   Fax (606) 679-3119

PRESS RELEASE


November 27, 2017




According to Sheriff Greg Speck, deputies responded to a train vs. pickup truck accident at approximately 9:15 pm on Saturday, November 25, 2017.


Deputy Ricky Shirley arrived at the scene of the collision at Antioch Road and Railroad Drive in Tateville and found an unoccupied maroon 1997 Ford pickup truck involved in the crash.  The pickup truck was registered to Mickie T. Swilley of Holiness Church Road, Tateville, Kentucky.  No driver was located at the scene.  According to Ms. Swilley, her son, Kenneth W. Gill, age 36 of Tateville was the last known operator of the vehicle.


The train conductor advised Deputy Shirley that moments before the collision he observed a male subject exit the vehicle which was stationary on the tracts.  No indications of injuries were apparent at the scene and the driver could not be located.


The accident remains under investigation by Deputy Shirley of the Sheriff's Office.

 

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

Murdock M. Simpson, 25 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for DUI-3rd Off, Failure to Signal, License to be in Possession, & Driving on a DUI Suspended License-1st Off (Aggraving Circumstance).
 
Michael S. Sutherland, 23 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Off (Narcotics).
 
Antolin D. Rodriguez, 50 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Careless Driving, Disregarding a Traffic Light, No Moped License, No Registration Plates, No Insurance-1st Off, DUI-1st Off (Aggravating Circumstance).
 
Jason C. Hopkins, 39 of Nancy, arrested by KSP for Rear License Not Illuminated, Careless Driving, No Insurance-1st Off, Manufacturing Methamphetamine-1st Off, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor-1st Off, Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child-1st Deg, Wanton Endangerment-2nd Deg, & Wanton Endangerment-2nd (Police Officer).
 
Jaylen G. Beaty, 21 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Resisting Arrest, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Deg, Criminal Trespassing-3rd Deg, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Trafficking in a Simulated Controlled Substance-1st Off, Probation Violation, Giving Officer False ID, & Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon.
 
Roger W. Baker, 23 arrested by KSP for No Motorcycle Operator's License, Possession of an open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Deg, Wanton Endangerment-2nd Deg (Police Officer), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (drug unspecified), Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container-1st Off, Improper Registration Plate, No Registration Plate/Receipt, Rear License Not Illluminated, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Obstructed Vision/Windshield, & No Insurance-1st Off.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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ADAIR CO. HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE

 
The Adair County Fire Department responded to a residential house fire Sunday morning at 10:17 a.m. to 700 Snake Creek Road. Upon arrival, the house was totally engulfed in flames. Fifteen firemen were on the scene to bring the blaze under control. The property owner was John Kennedy and the home was a total loss.
 
The cause of fire is undetermined at this time. The fire department was on the scene for one hour and 45 minutes.  
 
Donald Hare, Program Director
AE-56 Danville, KY
haredonald@air-evac.com 
 

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CASEY COUNTY FATAL COLLISION

 
Liberty, Ky. (November 26, 2017) – Tpr. Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred on Saturday, November 25th, 2017 at approximately 7:52 PM EST on US 127, 2 miles north of Dunnville.  58-year-old Joseph L. Galloway, of Harrodsburg, was operating a southbound motorcycle when the bike left the roadway and struck a guardrail.  Galloway was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Casey County Coroner.  Galloway was not wearing a helmet.
 
Tpr. Likins was assisted at the scene by the Liberty Police Department, Casey County EMS and Dunnville Fire Department.  
 

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ADAIR CO. TEEN INJURED IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT

 
An ACHS student was injured following a tractor accident over the weekend.
 
Dylan Hancock, the son of Barkley & Brandy Hancock of Columbia, reportedly was run over by a tractor on Saturday. Dylan was airlifted to U of L Hospital following the accident. Dylan underwent leg surgery this morning. There were no internal injuries found but he does have multiple fractures and will have a long road of recovery ahead. 
 

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"SHOP LOCAL" AND "SHOP AT HOME" CAMPAIGNS BEGIN

It’s time once again for the Shop Local campaign to spotlight local businesses, November 22 - December 13, 2017 in Adair County and November 21-December 19, 2017 in Russell County.  
 
Businesses participating in Adair County will have a "Shop Local " decal. Shoppers will be able to enter their names for five $100 drawings held throughout the Shop Local Campaign.  Adair County Chamber president Ellen Zornes says, "This is just our way of saying, “Merry Christmas” to our valued Chamber of Commerce members, and let the shopping begin!"
 
In Russell County, "Shop at Home" participants will have entry boxes for customers to enter for the drawing of their choice of $100 gift certificate or 2 $50 gift certificates from the participating business.  Drawings will be held every Tuesday afternoon throughout the "Shop At Home" campaign in Russell County. Russell County Chamber president, Eric West says, "The Russell County Chamber of Commerce asks that you take special consideration this time of year and please do business with them during the holiday season."
 

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RUSSELL CO. DRUG ARRESTS

 

Investigations by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department resulted in the arrest of six persons Wednesday for Trafficking in Methamphetamine and other charges.

At 3:00 p.m. Deputy Ethan Pike & Det. Joey Hoover conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Buick on KY 80 in front of Russell Springs Manor. The roadside investigation included Deputy Pike deploying K-9 Maxo which alerted to the odor of illegal drugs emitting from the vehicle. A search of the car resulted in the discovery of approximately 6 grams of “crystal meth”, a set of digital scales and several syringes in the glove compartment. All four occupants were arrested and charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Those charged included: Brian Stephens, 22; Derek Passmore, 30; Lakeisha Chrzan, 20; (Chrzan is pronounced Shawn) and Jonathan Leake, 32, all of Russell Springs.

At 7:40 p.m. a Search Warrant was executed at 2661 Blairs Schoolhouse Road resulting in the arrest of two persons, the discovery of a “one step meth lab” and the seizure of approximately 13 grams of Methamphetamine.

Tony Scott Scales and Dana Bell Kinnett, both 41, were arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth).

All persons charged were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

Officers participating in the investigations included Sheriff Clete McAninch, Deputy Ethan Pike, Deputy Nathan Ginn, Deputy Lucas Justice, Det. Joey Hoover and Sgt. Mark Cromwell of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department; Officer Chasity Shirley of the Russell Springs Police Department and KSP Trooper Billy Begley.

 

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RECENT ARRESTS

 

Jonathan L. Luttrell, 30, of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine).
 
Brittany E. Lovell, 25, of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st/3rd Deg-1st Off (drug unspecified), Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container-1st Off, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug, & Giving an Officer False ID.
 
William B. Bailey, 32, of Bronston, arrested by KY Fish & Wildlife for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Trespassing-3rd Deg, & Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance).
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law
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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL

 

The Liberty City Council met in special session Wednesday.
 
On the agenda was a second reading of an amendment to the Nuisance Ordinance, which passed by unanimous vote.
 
The council discussed adopting a 1% Occupational, or payroll tax for workers employed in the city limits. Liberty is one of very few cities in the state that doesn't have an occupational tax. Concerns were raised about the affect on lower income employees. Mayor Steven Brown said, based on the current minimum wage, at 40 hours a week, the tax would run around $150 for the year. He also suggested that if the Pension Reform passes, the city of Liberty will have to pay around $70,000 next year and that money will have to come from somewhere. The proceeds from the proposed tax could also fund beautification projects to make our city more appealing. The council approved the first reading.
 
There was a lengthy debate concerning an ordinance regulating Mobile and Temporary businesses in the city, such as food trucks that are currently allowed to set up in close proximity to similar permanent businesses. Councilman Doug Johnson said several local business owners expressed their support for such an ordinance to restrict mobile vending, and encourage a vested interest in our city and our local economy. There was some opposition. Councilman Andy Lawhorn asserted such an ordinance could possible open the door to problems down the road that might adversely affect permanent businesses. Mayor Brown called for a motion to approve the first reading. Doug Johnson made the motion, however, it died for lack of a second motion.
 
The council then went into executive session to discuss Property and Personnel issues.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED IN RUSSELL CO.

 

The Boil Water Advisory for Hales Highway (Hwy 379) in Russell Co. has been lifted!

 

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PULASKI CO. DRUG ARREST

 

According to Sheriff Greg Speck, an investigation by the Narcotics Division of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of a Bronston man on Tuesday afternoon, November 21, 2017.

 

Detectives from the Narcotics Division of the Sheriff's Office issued an "Attempt to Locate" request on a vehicle suspected to be involved in drug trafficking in Pulaski County.  Sergeant Richard Smith made contact with the driver of a vehicle fitting the description of the ATL at Denny's Shell Station on South Highway 27.

 

After interviewing the driver of the vehicle and a passenger in the van, a quantity of substance believed to be cocaine was recovered and the driver, James Michael Washington, age 41 of 2130 Highway 90, Loop 2, Bronston, Kentucky was arrested.  Mr. Washington was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense >4 grams.

 

A search warrant for Mr. Washington's residence in Bronston was executed shortly after his arrest.  Deputies seized several vehicles as well as $2600 cash and 4 sets of digital scales.  Deputies were assisted in the search of the residence by troopers of the Kentucky State Police.

 

James M. Washington was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without incident.  The investigation continues by the Narcotics Division of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

 

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WKDO "GOBBLE FOR BUCKS" WINNERS

 

Congratulations to the 5 lucky winners in our "Gobble for Bucks" contest on 98.7 The Buck. 

 

Jessica Cabassa, John Pittman, Teresa Ard, David Morris, & Rhonda Roy each won $100 in cash!

 

The contest was made possible by our participating sponsors:
 

  • Don Franklin Chrysler of Campbellsville
  • Green River Builders Supply
  • Integrity Staffing
  • Kathy's Flowers
  • Lawless Smith Appliance Center
  • Lewis Auto Salvage
  • Casey County Bank

 

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ARRESTS FROM THE LAST 24HRS

 

Robin R. Bingham, 40, of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, & Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine).
 
Paul E. Loveless, 38, of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Careless Driving, No Seatbelt, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, & DUI-1st Off.
 
Jordan S. William, 26, of Eubank, arrested by Eubank Police for Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Parphernalia, & Terroristic Threatening-3rd Deg.
 
James M. Washington, 41, of Bronston, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/2nd Off (Cocaine).
 
Fred R. Boynton, 54, arrested by Danville Police for DUI-1st Off (Aggravating Circumstance), Disorderly Conduct-2nd Deg, Menacing, & Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
 
Anita M. Sallee, 47, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Tiffany A. King, 36, arrested by Danville Police for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Heroin), Theft of Identity, & Possession of Marijuana.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL-SPECIAL MEETING

 

The Liberty City Council will host a special called meeting today at 5pm at City Hall.
The meeting is open to the public.
 

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KSP HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE BEGINS NOV. 22

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2017) – Kentucky State Police will begin accepting donations for their 8th annual “Cram The Cruiser” holiday food drive on Nov. 22. Designed to provide non-perishable food items for families in need throughout the Commonwealth, the campaign will continue through Dec.11.
 
“Food is one of the most basic human needs,” says KSP spokesperson Lt. Michael Webb. “Unfortunately, hunger is present throughout all areas of the state. Through this program, we can all help make the season brighter for our neighbors in need.”
 
Collection sites for donations have been established at all of KSP’s 16 posts and six Commercial Vehicle Enforcement region offices throughout the state as well as the agency’s headquarters in Frankfort. Visit the KSP website at kentuckystatepolice.org for a listing of the locations. 
 
KSP is also teaming up with Kroger and Pepsi for special collection events on Dec. 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at designated Kroger stores throughout the state. The locations include: 
 
1309 US 127 South and 302 Brighton Park in Frankfort; 
300 Trademore Center in Morehead
890 Richmond Plaza in Richmond
1650 Bryan Station Road in Lexington
291 N. Hubbards Lane and 2219 Holiday Manor US 42 in Louisville
3040 Dolphin Drive in Elizabethtown
1670 Starlight Drive in Owensboro
1019 Cumberland Falls Highway in Corbin
181 S. Highway 127 in Russell Springs 
2835 S. Highway 27 in Somerset 
106 Marketplace Circle in Georgetown 
311 Boone Station Road* in Shelbyville (*11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
 
Suggested donations include non-expired canned fruit and vegetables, canned meat, macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned soups, chili or spaghetti sauce, brownie and cake mixes, coffee, water, powdered milk and juices. 
 
The food will be distributed to local shelters, churches or other organizations in the areas where they are collected says Webb.
 
“Last year, 339,656 pounds of food were donated from individuals, businesses, school groups, social clubs, scout troops and civic organizations throughout the state,” he notes. “Their spirit of giving had a significant impact and helped take hunger out of the holidays for many families.”
 
 
 
 

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2017 GOBBLE FOR BUCKS WINNERS!

 

 

92.7 THE WAVE "GOBBLE FOR BUCKS" WINNERS:

 

  1. MICHELLE BENNETT-COLUMBIA
  2. REBA SMITH-JAMESTOWN
  3. BRENDA DESPAIN-CAMPBELLSVILLE
  4. JOE HINKLE-RUSSELL SPRINGS
  5. CHERYL GILPIN-COLUMBIA

 

CONGRATULATIONS & HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

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ADAIR CO. COMMUNITY HEALTH SURVEY

 
If you live or work in Adair County please take the Health Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Adair_CHS
 
Jelaine Harlow - Health Educator 3
Adair & Casey County
Adair County Health Department
270-384-2286, ext. 3221
www.lcdhd.org 
 

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SPECIAL CALLED ADAIR FISCAL COURT MEETING NOV. 28

 
The Adair County Fiscal Court will be having a special called meeting in the Adair County Courthouse Annex basement Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. CT. The public is invited to attend.
 

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ACUTE HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK!

 
Acute Hepatitis A Outbreak – Cases Reported in Multiple Counties
Virus Genotype Matches Outbreak Reported in California
 
 
FRANKFORT, KY (Nov. 21, 2017) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has declared an outbreak of acute hepatitis A with cases in multiple counties in Kentucky.  
 
In total, 31 cases of acute (rapid onset with symptoms of illness) Hepatitis A  have been reported throughout Kentucky in 2017, a 50 percent increase above the average of 20 cases per year reported over the past 10 years.  Twenty-two cases have been reported in Jefferson and surrounding counties. Jefferson County has had 19 confirmed cases, most of which have occurred since August.
  
DPH, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW), and other health departments have been working to stop the spread of Hepatitis A in the region. Common risk factors of homelessness or drug use have been identified among 12 of the cases in Jefferson County. No deaths have been attributed to this outbreak.
 
“Acute hepatitis A is a serious and potentially life-threatening infectious disease,” said Dr. Jonathan Ballard, State Epidemiologist for KDPH. “We are working to identify anyone who has been exposed to cases associated with this outbreak and urging those experiencing symptoms of the illness to contact their healthcare provider for appropriate evaluation and medical treatment, if necessary.” 
 
Public Health staff have conducted enhanced surveillance for acute hepatitis A cases, investigated each new case in a county to identify risk factors and close contacts, and recommended postexposure prophylaxis for susceptible close contacts.  In addition, laboratory specimens from recently diagnosed cases have been sent for specialized genetic testing of the hepatitis A virus at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.
 
Thus far test results match the genotype associated with an acute Hepatitis A outbreaks in California. 
 
“Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable illness. All children, aged 1 year through 18 years, are recommended to get the Hepatitis A vaccine as well as adults with increased risk factors or certain medical conditions,” said Dr. Ballard. “DPH is working with the LMPHW and other local health departments to develop an emergency vaccine distribution plan for the area most impacted by the outbreak.”    
 
Increased risk factors include homelessness; all forms of substance use disorder; people with direct contact with someone who has Hepatitis A; travelers to countries where hepatitis A is common; men who have sexual contact with men; household members or caregivers of a recent adoptee from countries where hepatitis A is common; people with clotting factor disorders, such as hemophilia.
 
In addition, DPH is activating the State Health Operations Center (SHOC) to Level 3 to help coordinate the public health response.      
 
Other than age-appropriate vaccinations, the best way to keep from getting Hepatitis A is to wash your hands using warm water and soap, to handle uncooked food appropriately and to fully cook food. Always wash your hands before touching or eating food, after using the toilet and after changing a diaper. When soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers.
 
Signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A include jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), dark-colored urine, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea and fever. The virus is found in the stool of people infected with Hepatitis A and is usually spread from person to person by putting something in the mouth (even though it might look clean) that has been contaminated with the stool of a person infected with Hepatitis A. It is often transmitted when people do not wash their hands properly or by eating uncooked or undercooked food.
 
Not everyone with the acute Hepatitis A virus infection will develop symptoms, however, if symptoms do develop, they may include fever, jaundice or yellowing of the skin, vomiting, fatigue, and grey-colored stools.  Persons with symptoms should seek medical care for prompt diagnosis and treatment.  
 
Additional information about Hepatitis A is available from the CDC at  https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/index.htm
 
 
 

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GREEN CO. WOMAN KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

 

A Greensburg, KY woman died in a 1-vehicle accident Monday afternoon.

 

63-year-old Franceda Gaddie Mudd was a passenger in an auto driven by her 16 year old grandson when the auto veered out of control on Hwy. 218 in the Newt Community, traveled down an embankment and overturned.

 

Mudd was pronounced dead at the scene. The 16 year old driver was airlifted to U of L Hospital.

 

The accident occurred at 12:03pm Monday afternoon and was investigated by the Green County Sheriffs Dept. 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

Jesse M. McFarland, 51 of Hustonville, arrested by KSP for DUI-2nd Off.
 
Melissa D. Feyka, 48 of Nancy, arrested by KSP for DUI-1st Off, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, & No Registration.
 
Jeremy L. Hatfield, 34 of Bronston, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine).
 
Amber J. Puckett, 42, arrested by Danville Police for DUI-2nd Off, and Driving on a DUI Suspended License-1st Off.
 
All supects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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TAYLOR CO. TORNADO CONFIRMED

 

 
An EF-1 Tornado confirmed in northern Taylor County on Cave Road, east to Owl Creek Road, east to Rafferty Road.
 
Saturday's storm in Taylor County left behind mangled trees, a collapsed barn, and piles of debris. The National Weather Service said Monday that data show an EF-1 magnitude tornado, with peak winds of 95 m.p.h., was on the ground for only about a minute, traveling about a mile and half.
 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT

 

The Casey Co. Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.
 
Before starting regular business, the court recognized Chase Fayne, recently appointed as President of the South East Casey County Fire Department. Fayne did not address the court, but said he was there to observe how they conducted their meetings.
 
County Judge Executive Randy Dial brought to the court's attention that the terms of office for four members of the County Water Board had expired. He recommended the court reappoint the four, Gary Johnson with a term to expire June 30th, 2022, Lily Sandusky with a term to expire June 30th, 2021, Ricky Carman with a term to expire June 30th, 2020, and John McQueary with a term to expire June 30th 2019.  The motion was passed by unanimous vote.
 
An affiliation agreement between Casey Co. Emergency Managment and the Lake Cumberland District Health Department was presented for the court's approval. The agreement was a "Mutual Aid" agreement for times of disaster. It was approved by unanimous vote.
 
Judge Dial submitted a check approval in the amount of $40 to a Campbellsville firm for cleaning the flag, which hangs at the Ag Center. With a replacement cost of around $800, the court happily approved the $40 cleaning fee.
 
The Casey County Jail requested the courts approval to enter into a contract to house Lincoln County prisoners at a rate of just over $31 a day, plus medical. That motion was also unanimously approved.
 
Finally, the issue of floor work at the Ag Center that was tabled from the last meeting, was re-tabled until a later date.
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD REPORT

 

The Russell Co. School Board met last evening. Lisa Clark has details.

 

 

 

 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN RUSSELL CO.

 

A Boil Water Advisory is in effect in Russell County..... Hwy. 279 from Hayes Chapel Road to the Esto Country Store, including Houston Lane and Panda Lane until further notice. The advisory is due to a water line break.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Bobby T. Richards, 27 of LIberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine).
  • Misty D. Bernard, 41, of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Chad Weddle with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/2nd Off (Methamphetamine).
  • Kathy A. Corrigan, 51 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI-2nd (Aggravated Circumstance), Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, No Headlights, & No Insurance-1st Off.
  • Charlette Newman, 46, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Opiates), Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Deg (drug unspecified), Possession of Marijuana, Tampering w/Physical Evidence, Promoting Contraband-1st Deg, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container-1st Off, & Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine).
  • Alfred S. Briscoe, 22, arrested by Danville Police for Wanton Endangerment-1st Deg, Menacing, & Terroristic Threatening-3rd Deg.

 

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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5 HURT IN PULASKI CO. PILE UP

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports a multi-vehicle accident south of Burnside on Highway 27 sent five victims to the Hospital around 11:30am Saturday.

 

The accident happened just north of the Burnside Island entrance way.

 

Jack McDaniel, age 69 of Troy, Ohio was operating a 2016 Toyota Highlander, stopped in traffic attempting a left turn, when he was struck in the rear by a 1999 Ford F350 pickup truck pulling a cattle trailer.  The truck was driven by Garin Wright, age 25 of Whitley City.

 

Three additional vehicles were unable to stop and a chain reaction resulted in a total of five vehicles being involved in the accident.  

 

Pulaski County EMS treated transported all five victims to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries (three adults and two juveniles).

 

Sheriff's units were assisted at the scene by KSP and volunteers from the Tateville and Burnside Fire Departments.

 

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LAST DAY OF OCC SHOEBOX COLLECTION

 
Russell & Adair County churches, organizations and individuals are urged to drop off their shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Today (Monday, Nov. 20) is the final drop-off day.
  
 

In RUSSELL COUNTY, boxes can be dropped off at Fairview Baptist Church located at the junction of East 80 and 910.
 
Collection Center hours are:
  • Monday  1pm-3pmCT
 
In ADAIR COUNTY, the drop-off location is Columbia Church of the Nazarene Wheet Fellowship Hall, 1200 Jamestown Street.
 
Collection Center hours are: 
  • Monday 9am-11amCT
 

Be sure to include a donation of $9 for each box to cover shipping and other project cost. Also starting this year, candy and toothpaste can no longer be included in boxes.
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
The boil water advisory on Bluebird Drive in Russell Springs, KY has been lifted. The advisory was issued last Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 due to waterline work.
 

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RUSSELL SPRINGS KOA WINS PRESIDENT'S AWARD

 
The Russell Springs KOA Journey Campground has earned the prestigious 2018 KOA President’s Award from Kampgrounds of America, the world’s largest system of family-friendly, open-to-the-public campgrounds. The award was presented Friday, November 17 at KOA’s Annual International Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. KOA is celebrating its 55th Anniversary in 2017.
 
The KOA President’s Award is presented annually to campgrounds that receive high scores in customer service from their campers, and also receive top scores in KOA’s annual Quality Review. 
 
KOA surveys hundreds of thousands of campers each year regarding their KOA camping experience.
 
“We know that the phenomenal success we’ve had at KOA for the past 55 years is all due to the wonderful camping experiences our campground owners provide to our guests,” said KOA President and CEO Pat Hittmeier. “Thanks to the investments made by our KOA owners, our campgrounds have never been in better shape. Our owners are always looking for ways to improve, and that’s reflected in the feedback we get from our campers.”
 
“It’s an honor to recognize these great KOA owners for their efforts,” Hittmeier said. “The KOA President’s Award is well deserved.”
 
To find out more about this KOA, any of the other 500 KOAs in the U.S. or Canada, go to www.KOA.com.
 

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NOV. PROCLAIMED NATIONAL HOME CARE MONTH IN R.C.

 
On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, Russell County Judge/Executive Gary D. Robertson signed a proclamation declaring November 2017 National Home Care Month in Russell County.
 
Click link to read proclamation:
 
 
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING NOV. 20

 
The Russell Co. School Board will meet on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 6:30pmCT.
 
A representative from Kentucky School Boards Association will be providing eMeeting training to the school board members before the regularly scheduled board meeting.  The training will begin at 4:30 PM (Monday, November 20, 2017) and will conclude before the start of the school board meeting at 6:00 PM.  The training will be held at the Russell County Board of Education (Central Office).  
 
AGENDA:
 
 
 
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING REPORT

 

Adair Co. School Board met Thursday evening. Jim Leib has details.

 

 

 

 

 

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SHRINER'S & KOSAIR CHARITIES GIVING BACK TO COMMUNITY

 
The Mark Twain Shrine Club & Kosair Charities once again partner to present Byron Moss, a student in Adair County Schools, with an Samsung Ipad. He was joined with his teacher and Special Education Director for the school district. Byron was ecstatic and said he was totally surprised. He wants to thank the Shriner's for the Ipad to be able to use for his classes and school projects.
 
Byron's mother, Jessica, said that it was great the Shriner's was able to help and provide her son with the Ipad and wants to send a huge Thanks to them and the school district for helping her son.
 
2017-11-16 Adair County Middle School - Left to Right are: Paul Smith, Shriner; Joe Flowers, Shriner; Robert Flowers, Shriner; Byron Moss, Student receiving the donation; Jessica, Byron's Mother; Sherry Stotts, Teacher and Anita Goode, District Special Education Director.
 
Photo by Jason Rector
 

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CASEY CO. PUBLIC MEETINGS

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court meets in regular session Monday at 5pm at the Judicial Center.
The Liberty City Council has a special called meeting on Wednesday at 5pm at City Hall.
Those meetings are open to the public.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS

 

Neyse R. Richardson, 28, of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Escape-3rd Deg, & Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine).
 
Walter B. Smith II, 31, of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controllede Substance-1st Deg/2nd Off (Heroin), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance.
 
Michael T. Davidson, 30, of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Disregarding a Stop Sign, No Seatbelts, No Insurance, No Registration, Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change, DUI-1st Off (Aggravated Circumstance), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/2nd Off (Heroin), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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MARION CO. MAN DIES IN CRASH

 

The victim of a deadly crash on I-64 near Frankfort is a Lebanon man. 
 
The Franklin County coroner says Aubrey Hill was killed in a crash with a semi around Noon Wednesday.
 

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ADAIR COUNTY INDICTMENTS

 

 

 

 

Adair Co. Grand Jury Indictments:

 

https://ridingthewave.com/assets/files/Adair-Grand-Jury-Indictments-NOV-2017.pdf

 

 

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TAYLOR COUNTY INDICTMENTS

 

  • Charles R. Wagoner, Jr., AKA Robbie Wagoner (11/26/1973), Sportsman Lake Rd., Campbellsville, KY Charged with Count 1 - TBUT or Disposition Auto over $10,000 or more but under $1,000,000. Count 2 - Leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance. Count 3 - Persistent felony offender, 1st degree. Bond set at $10,000 cash, no contact with victims.

  • Matthew R. Thompson (02/28/1985), Forgotten Fields Dr., Campbellsville, KY Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Theft by unlawful taking or disposition - auto over $500 or more but under $10,000. Bond set at $1,000 cash, no contact with victim.

  • Matthew R. Thompson (02/28/1985), Forgotten Fields Dr., Campbellsville, KY Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Burglary, 2nd degree. Count 2 - Criminal mischief, 1st degree. Bond set at $1,500 cash, no contact victim.

  • Jamia Murley (09/16/1977), Clara Ln., Campbellsville, KY Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000. Bond set at $1,500 cash, no contact with victims.

  • Walter Shane Murley (12/13/1973), Clara Ln., Campbellsville, KY Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000. Bond set at $1,500 cash, no contact with victims.

  • Albert A. Barker (11/2/1971), Carnation St., Campbellsville, KY  Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Burglary, 3rd degree. Count 2 - Persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. Bond set at $20,000 full cash, no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol, no contact with complaining witness.

  • Albert A. Barker (11/2/1971), Carnation St., Campbellsville, KY  Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Burglary, 3rd degree. Count 2 - Persistent felony offender. Same bond as 17-CR-0

  • Kori Posey (05/03/1985), William E. Lobb Dr., Greensburg, KY Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Promoting contraband. Count 2 - Possession of controlled substance, 2nd degree, drug unspecified. Bond set at $5,000 full cash.

  • Richard Conner (04/11/1979), Ashley Ave., Campbellsville, KY Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Assault, 1st degree. Bond set at $900,000 cash, no contact with victim.

  • Carlton Underwood (09/21/1962), Big Brushy Creek Rd., Campbellsville, KY Charged with 3 counts. Count 1 - Operate motor vehicle under influence alcohol/drugs/etc. .08 aggravating circumstance, 4th+ offense. Count 2 - Driving motor vehicle while license suspended for DUI, 3rd+ offense. Count 3 - Persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. Bond set at $25,000 full cash, no use of drugs or alcohol, no driving.

  • Brandi'Lyn Proctor (10/08/1984), Campbellsville, KY Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Burglary, 3rd degree. Count 2 - Theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more but under $1,000,000. Bond set at $5,000 full cash, no contact with complaining witness, no use of drugs or alcohol, no violations of the law.

  • Erik J. Sanders (05/21/1999), Union Church Rd., Columbia, KY Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Burglary, 1st degree. Count 2 - TBUT or disposition - firearm. Bond set at $10,000 full cash, no use of drugs or alcohol, no violations of the law, no contact with complaining witness.

  • Christopher Tucker (05/19/1977), Gaddis Ridge Rd., Elkhorn, KY Charged with 6 counts. Count 1 - Trafficking in controlled substances, 1st degree, 1st offense, 2g+ methamphetamine. Count 2 - Fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (on foot). Count 3 - Drug paraphernalia - buy/possess. Count 4 - Possession of synthetic drugs, 1st offense. Count 5 - Possession of marijuana. Count 6 - Persistent felony offender. Bond set at $1,500 cash.

 

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T.J. HEALTH COLUMBIA OFFERING PULMONARY CARE

 
T.J. Health Columbia will offer Pulmonary Care beginning on Monday, November 20.
 
Dr. Carlos Kummerfeldt, Laura Howard, APRN, and Amanda Parsons-Cole, APRN, will see patients in the T.J. Health Columbia Clinic (across from the hospital) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
T.J. Regional Health is proud to continue to expand our services in this community.
 
For an appointment, please call 270-384-0451.
 

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PULASKI CO. ACCIDENT

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports that deputies responded to a 911 call of a single vehicle injury accident at approximately 7 PM on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 on Old Waynesburg Road, Eubank, Kentucky.

 

Upon arrival at the scene, Deputy Zach Mayfield found a 2003 Hyundai Elantra and two victims involved in the accident.  Deputy Mayfield's investigation found that the driver, Meranda E. Ashburn, age 27 of Estill Hackney Road, Eubank was northbound when speed and wet road conditions caused her to lose control of the vehicle.  The Hyundai automobile left the roadway and struck a tree.

 

Eubank volunteer firemen and Pulaski County EMS personnel freed Ms. Ashburn from the wreckage as well as a two year old female toddler, Trinity L. Padget

of Estill Hackney Road, Eubank.

 

Both victims were transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of their injuries.  Trinity L. Padget was later transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center by ambulance for further treatment.

 

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Officer Warren King of the Eubank Police Department.

 

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SENATOR MAX WISE'S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

 
The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transitioned into this blustery November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.
 
This Thanksgiving season, I reflect on the many great men and women who have made sacrifices for our country and those who continue to make those sacrifices for the future of our nation. Many of our veterans and soldiers still defending our country are underserved in some manner. It is important that we give back by reaching out to our local Veterans Affairs offices and veteran-serving organizations by volunteering our time, talent, and financial assistance.
 
I also want to remember those who cannot fend for themselves, especially during the colder winter months. I encourage you and your family to reach out to your community in whatever means possible to ensure the homeless are sheltered and the hungry are fed this holiday season. There are so many ways we can give back to our local communities. Volunteering with your local church or food bank is a wonderful place to start.
 
Many of our cities also host a number of family-friendly holiday events in the days leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is a great time to get to know your neighbor and fellow citizens in addition to supporting our small local businesses. Please consider your locally-owned stores for your Christmas gifts this season—our small business owners are the backbone of our communities.
 
Finally, I want you to know that I have been hearing your legislative questions and concerns.  By traveling throughout my seven-county Senate District 16 and hosting pension town hall meetings, I am striving to live up to my campaign promise of being a listener to my constituents in a transparent manner.  Thank you also to those of you who have taken the time to contact me by phone, email or social media.  Although we have been busy in Frankfort preparing for a possible special session and the upcoming 2018 Budget Session, I always look forward to being home in my district hearing from my constituents and spending time with my family and friends. I hope you and your family have a blessed and safe Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, and football.
 
If you have any questions or comments about these issues or any other public policy issue, please call me toll-free at 1-800-372-7181 or email me at Max.Wise@LRC.ky.gov.  You can also review the Legislature’s work online at www.lrc.ky.gov.
 
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Note:  Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) represents the 16th District which encompasses Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties.  He is the chairman of the Education Committee, as well as co-chairman of the Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee and the Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation. He is also a member of the Appropriations and Revenue Committee; the Economic Development, Tourism and Labor Committee; the Health and Welfare Committee; the Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee; and the Budget Review Subcommittee on Economic Development and Tourism, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. For a high-resolution .jpeg of Senator Wise, please visit: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/pubinfo/Portraits/Senate16.jpg
 

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FIRE DESTROYS MOBILE HOME IN RUSSELL CO.

 
The fire occurred around 9:00pm on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 at a mobile home on Bluebird Drive in Russell Springs, KY. The structure was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Firemen were on the scene for approx. two and a half hours. The cause of the fire is being investigated but is thought to be electrical.
 

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RCSO NEEDS ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING INDIVIDUAL

 
The Russell Co. Sheriff's Office needs your help in locating an individual.
 
Christopher “Cody” Woodall currently has three arrest warrants including Bail Jumping 1st Degree. Woodall is approximately 5’11 tall, approx.190-200 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. 
 
Anyone with information on Woodall’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Russell County Sheriff’s Crime Tip-Line at 270-566-9111. Callers will remain anonymous.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN RUSSELL CO.

 
A Boil Water Advisory is in affect for Bluebird Drive, an area of Lakeway Drive, Remington Estates and the Jimmy Ave section due to waterline work on Bluebird Drive. This Advisory is in effect until further notice.
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING NOV. 16

 

The Adair Co. School Board will meet on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Board of Educ. Conference Room on Greensburg St., Columbia.

 

AGENDA:  https://ridingthewave.com/assets/files/Adair-School-Board-Agenda-NOV-2017.pdf

 

 

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ADAIR FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Adair County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday evening. Jim Leib has details.

 

 

 

 

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SHOOTING INVESTIGATION IN BOURBON CO.

 

Authorities responded to the call of shots fired in Bourbon County yesterday.

Police went to a home near the intersection of Walker Avenue and Pearl Street in Paris.

A female victim was transported to UK Hospital in Lexington for treatment.

No one have been made as of yet.

That investigation is on-going.

 

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CASEY YOUTH COALITION GET 1ST HEALTHY KY POLICY CHAMPION AWARD

 
(LOUISVILLE, Ky., November 14, 2017) A group of 19 Casey County High School Students are the first recipients of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's new Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion award for their work to change the smoking culture on their school campus. The Casey Youth Coalition's (CYC) campaign has helped reduce smoking, leading to a 10 percent decrease in 30-day tobacco use among 10th graders in 2016, for example. But with the youth smoking rate in Kentucky at 16.9 percent, more than double the national rate of 8 percent, the students say they still have work to do. 
 
"All of us are extremely proud of all we have accomplished because the school's environment has changed," said Delaney Sowders, Vice President of the CYC. "There's no tobacco smell when you enter our school. That has been a long-time problem. It took a lot of our time, commitment, ideas from a diverse group of students, support from our champions and funding, to accomplish this. We still need to work on the community's tobacco use on our campus." 
 
 
 
Casey Youth Coalition students include Emily Whitehurst, Jaden Brown, Braydon Brown, Morgan Smith, Brenna Hayes, Kylie Cosner, Chelsea Griffin, Taylor Beard, Seth Owens, Presley Woodrum, Courtney Britt, Dalton Summers, Delaney Sowders, Abigail Shakelford, Savannah Owens, Alyssa Jones, Austin Harne, Gracie Johnson, and Hannah McQueary. The students describe the CYC as "youth voices solving problems one step at a time," "changing your social environment," "changing the norms," and "youth empowerment."
 
"These young men and women understand that their active involvement is pivotal in changing both youth and adult attitudes about smoking on campus," said Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, who visited the campus this morning to present the award. "The Casey Youth Coalition has been working for two years to boost adherence to the district's 2015 tobacco-free campus policy, and this award recognizes their unrelenting efforts to change social norms about tobacco use."
 
Research shows that smoke-free and tobacco-free policies reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and help keep youth from initiating tobacco use. Smoking is prohibited inside federally-funded schools, but there are no federal restrictions on the use of other tobacco products, either indoors or outside, on school campuses. Just half of Kentucky's public school students are protected by tobacco-free policies that have been enacted by 36 percent of the state's school districts, according to the Kentucky Center for Smoke-Free Policy. Yet the Foundation's Kentucky Health Issues Poll has found that 85 percent of Kentucky adults favor tobacco-free schools. A tobacco-free schools bill passed the Kentucky Senate in 2017, but was not heard in the House.
 
Schools are highly visible places in communities, so tobacco-free campus policies can help change entire community norms to make tobacco use less socially acceptable. While most tobacco users comply voluntarily with such policies, achieving a truly smoke-free, or tobacco-free, environment requires education and monitoring to ensure compliance.
 
With the support of Casey County Public Schools Superintendent Marion Sowers and the Casey County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP), Casey Youth Coalition members have been using photographs and other messaging to educate fellow students the health risks of tobacco use and reminding students, faculty, staff and visitors that the campus is tobacco free. They also have helped identify hot spots where compliance was lower, and worked with the school system to reduce the opportunity for violations.
 
Josh Blevins, Principal, Casey County High School, encouraged other principals to give their students a voice in projects like this: "Find the leaders in your building and empower them," he said.
 
The Casey Youth Coalition is now eligible for the Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion of the Year award, which comes with a $5,000 grant from the Foundation to a Kentucky-based nonprofit of the winner's choice. The winner of that award will be announced next fall. Nominations for the Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion award are accepted at any time. See details on the Foundation's https://www.healthy-ky.org/about-us/healthy-kentucky-policy-champion-award.
 

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STATEMENT FROM KY HOUSE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE ON REP. JEFF HOOVER

 
Statement from Kentucky House Speaker Pro Tempore
David Osborne: Update on Rep. Jeff Hoover
 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 14, 2017) – “Rep. Jeff Hoover’s family has confirmed that he has been released from the hospital and is doing well. At this time, his family still requests privacy as he recovers at home.”
 

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2 RUSSELL CO. WOMEN ARRESTED IN TAYLOR CO.

 
 
Campbellsville Police are reporting the arrest of 2 Russell County women on theft and drug charges,
 
26 Tabitha Blackwell of Russell Springs was charged with Trafficing in Methamphetamine, Theft by Unlawfal Taking and Criminal Trespassing.
 
Latasha Popplewell was and charged with Prescription Drugs not in Proper Container, Theft, and Criminal Tresspassing.
 
Campbellsville Police made the arrest yesterday both women lodged in the Taylor County Jail.

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS

 

Jason E. Luttrell, 33, of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine).
 
Kathy D. Montanez/Zamarripa, 49, of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (drug unspecified), Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Deg (drug unspecified), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Timothy L. Brown, 28, of Russell Springs, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500), Criminal Tresspassing-3rd Deg, & Criminal MIschief-3rd Deg.
 
Robert A. Blevins, 36, of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Deg (drug unspecified), & Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
 
Jesse W. Vaught, 44, of Science Hill, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Speeding (15 mph over Limit), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Randy A. Gossett, 43, of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Heroin), DUI-1st Off, Tampering w/Physical Evidence, & Criminal Littering.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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CASEY CO. BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

The Casey County Board of Education met in regular session last night. 
 
The Casey County Bank, Monticello Bank, and Farmer's Deposit Bank were all hailed as Community Champions for their continued support of our local school system.
 
Several students were recognized for high academic and athletic achievements. 
 
A representative from Stiles, Carter & Associates presented the board with a favorable Financial Audit.
 
A representative from Branscum Construction told the board they should be laying asphalt this week (weather permitting), the roof is nearly complete, and the remaining glass should be in Thursday. On the interior, paint preparations should be underway next week.
 
Kevin Stevens presented the attendance award to Jones Park Elementary. Walnut Hill Elementary received Most Improved.
 
Principal Josh Blevins told the board, Casey County High School has an accontability schore of 80.9, highest the school's history. CCHS is in the top 57 schools in the state, with gains in all areas, including an ACT average composite score of 19.0.  Blevins says nearly three out of four seniors were disignated as college or career ready. He says the high school has a graduation rate of 96%.
 
Academic Specialist, Kim Johnson, addressed the board concerning the Gear Up program, a federally funded program that services the classes of 2020 & 2021. The program is grant funded. The budget for Gear Up is $65,000 dollars, which is up from last year. Johnson says the goals of the program are to Lift Educational Asperations, Build Academic Skills, Create College Pathways, and Foster Family Engagement.
 
Deana Randolph gave the financial report.  The General Fund cash is down $180K from last month. Anticipate receiving the first property tax receipts by November 10th. 20% of the budgeted General Fund has been spent, with 25% of the year elapsed. General Fund revenues are up $33K over the prior year, & General Fund expenditures are up $45K over the prior year.
 

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DRUG RELATED STABBING IN LINCOLN CO.

 

A Lincoln County juvenile is charged with stabbing two other youths.

Police say a drug related incident led to the stabbing Sunday night in Stanford.

The victims are listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

The suspect was arrested later in Danville, charged with two counts of first-degree assault, terroristic threatening and other drug-related charges.

Stanford Police say the two victims may face charges as well.

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R.C. FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Russell County Fiscal Court met on Monday. Jim Leib has details.

 

 

 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING NOV. 14

 
The Adair Co. Fiscal Court will meet for a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 at 6pmCST in the basement of the Adair Annex.
 
AGENDA
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
ANNOUNCEMENTS  
                               
1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES   
  • October 10, 2017 Regular       
3. DISBURSEMENTS
4. REPORTS  
  • SHERIFF'S REPORT
  • JAIL REPORT
  • ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT 
  • G.R.A.S. REPORT 
  • 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:
  • Permission for Judge to Sign Insurance Forms-Wrecked Sheriff Car
  • Sleep Inn Property Tax Waiver
  • Board Appointments – Extension District (2 Appointments)
  • Approval for Judge to Sign RCS Service Plan Agreement
  • 911 Mapping Pay
  • Approval for Judge to Sign Rollin Coomer Bridge Agreement with Greg Eastham
  • Salt Box Vendor for Road Dept. Trucks
  • Christmas in Columbia-Vendors  in Courthouse
                                                                                                                        
11.  OTHER BUSINESS
12.  PUBLIC COMMENTS
13.  ADJOURN
 
This meeting is open to the public.
 

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SECURITY CAMERAS ADDED AT JIM BLAIR PARK & REC CENTER

 
Families that utilize the Jim Blair Park and Recreation Center can feel more safe with the addition of new security cameras.
 
Director Lisa Handy says the cameras are up and running now. They record activities both inside and outside the building.
 
For information on scheduling use of the Jim Blair Park and Recreation Center (former Christian Life Center), 901 Hudson Street, Columbia, KY call (270) 634-2246.
 

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PLANE CRASH IN BARREN COUNTY KILLS 4 SOMERSET RESIDENTS

 

Four Somerset residents died Sunday afternoon when the small Piper PA32 airplane carrying them crashed in southern Barren County near Glasgow.
 
According to the Barren County Coroner’s Office, Somerset attorney Scott Foster, Foster’s 15-year-old son, Noah, local dentist Dr. Kyle Stewart and Somerset Police chaplain Doug Whitaker were the four people who died due to injuries sustained in the crash. The four had reportedly been on a hunting trip and were en route to Lake Cumberland Regional Airport in Somerset when the plane went down at approx. 2:30pm Sunday in a field on a farm just off Capitol Hill Church Road near Bewleytown Road in Barren County. The site where the remainder of the plane came to rest is several hundred feet from the roadway behind a line of trees near a small creek. 
 
Scott Foster, Stewart and Whitaker were pronounced dead at the scene. Noah Foster was pronounced dead later at a Bowling Green hospital.
 
The KSP and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.
 

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ACHS STUDENT PRESENTED WITH LIFE-SAVING GIFT!

 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 The Mark Twain Shrine Club and Kosair Charities partnered together to present Laura Furkins, a student at Adair County High School with an Inogene portable oxygen machine purchased through Community Health.  Her classmates, teachers and Special Education Director for the school district joined alongside Laura for the surprise presentation. Laura’s mother, Louise states that she is glad the Shriners helped in her daughter’s situation because the current one was becoming problematic. Louise feels the Shriners is a wonderful organization that helps kids in need and encourages others to join their organization.
 
 
2017-11-09 – Adair County High School Library, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY – Photo by Jason Rector
Pictured are (front row): Brooke Beard, Teacher; Anita Goode, District Special Education Director; Laura Furkins, Student receiving the donation and Robert Flowers, Shriner (back row) Paul Smith, Shriner; Richard Soule, Teacher and Joe Flowers, Shriner.
 
 
 

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CASEY CO. WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Misty L. Flynn, 39, of Somerset, KY arrested by KSP for DUI-1st Offense, No Insurance, License to be in Possession, Giving False ID to get Credit Card, Unlawful Access to a Computer-1st Degree.
  • Steven M. Cissell, 27, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Disregarding a Stop Light, No Registration Plates, No Insurance, Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Degree/1st Offense (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Dewayne J. Hoge, 53, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Tampering w/Physical Evidence, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/1st Offense (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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4 DRUG ARRESTS IN ADAIR COUNTY

 
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Sunday morning, November 12, 2017 at approximately 12:02amCT, Deputy Josh Durbin responded to a welfare check at 31 L Hancock Road, in the Vester community of Adair County. Upon arrival, Deputy Durbin observed an active meth lab in the back floor of a vehicle at that residence occupied by 41 year old Michael Corbin of Columbia, KY.
 
Corbin was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine 2nd offense, Manufacturing Methamphetamine 2nd offense, Unlawful possession of a Meth Precursor 1st offense and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
 
Also arrested on the scene for a warrant out of Green County for drug charges was 33 year old Lisa Burton.
 
Cited for court and released were:
  • 35 year old John Davis of California on charges of Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug
  • 48 year old Robbie Burton of Columbia, KY for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana.
 
Deputy Durbin was assisted on the scene by Sheriff Harrison Moss, Trooper Shirley and officer Shirley with the Tompkinsville Police Department for meth lab clean up.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED IN RUSSELL CO.

 
The Boil Water Advisory on old Jamestown Road off of Highway 1611 in Russell County has been lifted.
 

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CONGRATS ADAIR COUNTY BAND!

 

Congrats to the Adair County Marching Band on winning the Class A Bands Of America Championship in Indianapolis, IN over the weekend! 
 
The band also won awards for Best Music, Best Visual and Best overall effect. The Adair Co. Marching Band has won a total of 22 State Championships and 6 Grand National Class Championships!

 

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TWO ADAIR COUNTY RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON DRUG & THEFT CHARGES

 
Two Adair County residents were arrested after a call was answered on reported barn lumber theft.
 

Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Friday, November 10, 2017 at approx. 6:30amCT, Chief Deputy Aaron Rainwater responded to Melson Ridge Road on a complaint of individuals stealing barn lumber. Upon arrival, 28 year old Patrick Loy and 28 year old Crystal Bennett both of Columbia, KY, were arrested on charges of Criminal Trespassing 3rd degree, Criminal Mischief 2nd degree, Theft by unlawful taking (barn lumber) and trafficking in Methamphetamine more than 2 grams. Loy and Bennett were lodged in the Adair County Jail on $10,000.00 bonds. More charges are pending in this case. 

 
Deputy Rainwater was assisted on scene by Constable Joe Collins.
 
Sheriff Harrison Moss would like to ask the public for help in preventing and solving other barn lumber thefts as it has became an ongoing problem in Adair and surrounding counties. If you have and information please call the Adair County Sheriff's Office at 270-384-2776 or Adair County 911 Dispatch at 270-384-6464.
 
 

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KY'S FORMER REPUBLICAN HOUSE SPEAKER HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's former Republican House speaker has been hospitalized days after resigning his leadership position amid sexual harassment allegations.
    
A family member says Jeff Hoover had a heart-related issue and has asked for privacy until they issue a further statement.
    
Sunday, Hoover, 57, acknowledged he was one of four lawmakers who settled a sexual harassment allegation outside of court with a member of the House Republican Caucus' staff. Hoover denied the harassment allegation. He said he sent inappropriate but consensual text messages.
    
While Hoover resigned his leadership position, he remains in the legislature. House GOP leaders have hired a Louisville law firm to investigate the matter.
    
Hoover was elected speaker in January, the first Republican to have the job in nearly 100 years. He has been in the legislature for 20 years.
    
Hoover's father, Welby Hoover, died in 1986 shortly after being elected to the House of Representatives. Welby Hoover died before he could take office. Hoover's mother, Mae Hoover, won the special election to replace her husband in the legislature and served one term.
    
Last year, Hoover told The Associated Press that he had been diagnosed with diabetes like his father.
    
"It is something I am concerned about, something I try to watch," Hoover said at the time.
 

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RUSSELL COUNTY CANDIDATES

 

 

 

 

RUSSELL CO. RESIDENTS WHO HAVE FILED FOR OFFICE:

 

 

COUNTY JUDGE EXEC.

Moochie Hart

Landon Helm 

 

COUNTY CLERK

Sue Popplewell Brockman, incumbent 

 

CIRCUIT COURT CLERK

Tony Kerr, incumbent 

 

CORONER

Michael Reynolds, incumbent 

Mark Coots

 

PVA

Tim Popplewell, incumbent 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Kevin Shearer, incumbent 

 

SHERIFF

Clete McAninch

 

JAILER

Bobby Dunbar

 

MAGISTRATE

District 1

Terry Waddell, incumbent

 

District 2

Patrick Loy, incumbent

Mickey Garner

Randall Bunch

 

District 3

James B Clark 

Ronald Johnson, incumbent 

 

District 4

Steve Richardson, incumbent 

Barry Wilson

 

District 5

Larry Holt, incumbent

 

CONSTABLE

District 1

Keith Scholl
 

District 3
Kenny Luttrell
 

District 5

Richard Wooldridge

 

Candidates have until January 30, 2018 to file the necessary paperwork with the County Clerks office.
 

 

NON-PARTISAN RACES (CITY OFFICES & SCHOOL BOARD SEATS)
 
MAYOR - JAMESTOWN
Nick Shearer, Incumbent 
 
Candidates running for non-partisan offices have until August 14, 2018 to file. 
 
 

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OVER 150 VETERANS HONORED AT LWC LUNCHEON

 
More than 150 area veterans and their guests were honored Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at the 15th-annual Lindsey Wilson College Veterans Appreciation Luncheon. More than 20 LWC students were in attendance at the event to greet, serve and assist the veterans and their families during the luncheon. 
 
Dean of Students, Chris Schmidt says that this event has become a highlight at LWC.
 
"This has become one of the best days we have on campus," said Schmidt. "We have the opportunity to remember and honor those men and women who served our country. Today we have the opportunity to say thank you for your service."
 
Major Paul Smith, a retired Marine Corps Veteran, the guest speaker at the event, says that he believes there is no greater honor than earning the title of a veteran.
 
"You as a veteran soldier stand for a tradition that has no shortcuts," said Smith. "You can't buy your way into the service. Once in you can't lie, cheat, or steal your way up. You should be proud of the title not because it was given to you, but because you earned it. And because you earned it, why do you not show this pride every day?"
 
By Venus Popplewell, LWC Director of Public Relations
 

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CASEY CO. ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Joseph E. Lynn, 50, of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place-1st & 2nd Offense, Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Failure to Render Aid, No Insurance, No Registration Plates, No Moped Operator's License.
  • Jacob K. Dick, 26, of Science Hill, arrested by Somerset Police for Improper Display of Registration Plates, Rear License Not Illuminated, Improper Signal, DUI-1st Offense, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, & No Insurance.
  • Distin Sowder, 27, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Heroin), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Offense (drug unspecified), Giving Officer False ID.
  • Matthew L. Rose, 27, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Posssession of Controlled Substance-1st Offense (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Tanner B. Barrett, 22, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Offense (Heroin).
  • Megan N. Jones, 29, arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Offense (Methamphetamine).

 

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN RUSSELL CO.

 
There's a Boil Water Advisory on old Jamestown Road off Hwy.1611 in Russell County. Until further notice boil all water used for drinking & cooking purposes for at least 3 minutes.
 

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LIFE FOR PULASKI WOMAN'S KILLER

 

The confessed killer of a Pulaski County woman will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Dwight Mitchell Bell was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Thursday. 

Ruthie Carolyn New was found dead in the activity center of the Denham Street Baptist Church in August. Bell stole New's car, but was later found in Tennessee.

During the sentencing Thursday, the judge called Bell a thief who “stole a life and the innocence from the community." 

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COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES AFTER THEFT COMPLAINT

Columbia Police arrested a man on drug charges after a theft complaint .

 

On Wednesday Columbia Police Department responded to a local retailer on Hudson Street to a reported theft . Upon arrival officers located the individual still on the property where he was taken into custody. 

 

According to the report, police arrested 26-year-old Josh Ford of Columbia on the following charges:

- Public intoxication excludes alcohol

- Possession of Marijuana

- Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500

 

The arrest was made by Columbia Police Officer Charles Greer who was assisted by Officer Josh Brockman.

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
An Adair County man was arrested on drug charges after Columbia Police responded to a 911 complaint.
 
According to the police report, on Tuesday, Novemer 7, 2017 Columbia Police responded to an apartment complex off Greensburg Street.  The female caller advised a man was behind a dumpster yelling out obscenities. Upon arrival, officers searched the area and located the man who had climbed a tree in attempt to hide from officers.  
 
Arrested was 19-year-old Chris Dickson on charges of:
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine 
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Public Intoxication excludes alcohol 
  • Criminal Trespass 3rd degree
 
Dickson was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by CPD Ofc. Josh Brockman, who was assisted by Ofc Charles Greer.  
 

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ADAIR CO. CANDIDATES

 
Adair County residents who have filed for office:
 
 

JUDGE EXECUTIVE:
Gale Cowan, Republican
Larry Russell Bryant, Republican
Brandon "Bo" Biggs, Democrat
Michael Lee Stephens, Democrat, Incumbent
 
COUNTY ATTORNEY:
Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin, Republican, incumbent
Bethany Stanziano Sparks, Democrat
 
COUNTY CLERK:
Lisa Greer, Republican, incumbent
 
COUNTY PVA:
Landon Edwards, D
Ken Hill, R
Scotty Neat, R
Jordan A. Burton, R
 
SHERIFF:
Harrison Moss, Democrat, incumbent
Josh Brockman, Republican
Dallas Luttrell, R
 
JAILER:
Buddy Powell, Republican
Joey White, Republican, incumbent

 
 
MAGISTRATE:
District 1:
Dave Thomas, Republican
Harold Burton, Republican, incumbent 
Terry Sullivan, Republican
Tony Denton, Republican
 
District 2: 
Doug Campbell, Republican
Daryl Flatt, Republican, incumbent
 
District 3:
Sammy Baker, Republican, incumbent
Matthew Hadley, Democrat
 
District 4:
Perry Reeder, Republican, incumbent
Sandra J. Kerns, Republican
Chris Janes, Republican
 
District 5:
Billy Dean Coffey, Republican
 
District 6:
Tony Gabehart, Jr., Republican
Greg Caldwell, Republican, incumbent
Daril Salyers, Republican
 
 
District 7:
Terry Hadley, Republican, incumbent 
Stephen Foster, Republican
Billy Rowe, Republican
Michael Bryant, Republican
 
 
CONSTABLE:
District 1:
William Bill Troutwine, Republican, incumbent
 
District 2:
Craig Bennett, Republican 
 
District 3:
Robert Loy, Republican, incumbent 
John Chicoine, Republican
District 4:
Jeff Dickson, Republican
Ed Wigal, Democrat, incumbent
John G. Waddell, Democrat
 
District 5:
Kenneth (Kenny) Downey, Republican 
Tim Bottoms, Republican
 
District 6:
Jason Rector, Republican, incumbent
 
District 7:
 
 
Offices on the ballot in 2018: County Judge Exec., County Clerk, County Attorney, County PVA, County Surveyor, County Sheriff, County Coroner, all seven Magisterial seats, Circuit Court Clerk, Columbia Mayor, City Council and two School Board Seats (Divisions 1 & 3).
 

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CASEY CO. CANDIDATES

 
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 was the opening day to file to run for public office. The following list of candidates (who have filed to run for office so far) was obtained Wednesday from Casey County Clerk, Casey Davis' Office. 
 
Magistrate:
District 1:  Kenny Morgan, Cecil Roy, &Rickie Patten.
District 2:  Bart Woodrum 
District 3:  Robby Murphy
District 4:  Steven A. Cochran, & Jamie Maupin
 
Constable:
District 1:  Roger Garrett
District 2:  Ralph Mondie & Joe Edwards
 
County Clerk: 
Casey Davis
 
Sheriff: 
Chad Weddle & Kenny Patten
 
Coroner:
Curt Demrow
 
Circuit Clerk:
Craig L. Overstreet
 
Judge Executive:
Randy Dial.
 
These are the candidates who have filed to run for public office as of November 8, 2017. The filing deadline for the May Primary is January 30, 2018.
 

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KSP ACTIVITY REPORT FOR OCT. 2017

 
Columbia, Ky. (November 8, 2017) – During the month of October 2017, there were 14 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.
 
There were five fatal collisions during the month of October in the Post 15 area.
 
Charles Curtis Reeder, 52 years old of Russell Co KY was killed on 10/01/17 in Russell Co KY
Terry Paul Angel, 52 years old of Clinton Co KY was killed on 10/13/17 in Cumberland Co KY
John F. Bush, 54 years old of Adair Co KY was killed on 10/14/17 in Adair Co KY
Ryan C. Cleary, 31 years old of Cumberland Co KY was killed on 10/24/17 in Cumberland Co KY
Joshua R. Cochran, 28 years old of Taylor Co KY was killed on 10/24/17 in Taylor Co KY
 
This brings our yearly fatality count to 19 compared with 30 through this same period in 2016.
Statewide fatality count stands at 634 compared with 694 through this same period in 2016.
 
During the month of October 2017, there were 894 citations written, 151 courtesy notices written, 1631 vehicles inspected, 717 complaints answered, 63 motorists assisted, 49 criminal cases opened and 172 criminal arrests made.
 

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CASEY COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR DEFRAUDING THE FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION

 
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. –  A Casey County, KY, man was sentenced today (Wednesday, Nov. 8) in United States District Court by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 12 months in prison and 3 years supervisory release, with the first 12 months spent in home confinement. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $689,104.28 to the Farm Services Agency for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the Farm Credit Administration by concealing the sale of grain to unauthorized purchasers, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.
 
Christopher S. Fair, 38, of Liberty, KY, previously entered a guilty plea to two counts of a criminal indictment including converting assets pledged to the Farm Credit Administration and bankruptcy fraud. 
 
According to the plea agreement, between July 18, 2012, and October 29, 2013, defendant Fair obtained loans from Central Kentucky Agriculture Credit (CKAC) and secured these loans with the proceeds of expected grain sales and pursuant to the loan agreements, Fair was only authorized to sell grain to authorized buyers. CKAC is a subsidiary of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Credit Administration, and the loans were guaranteed by the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA).
 
Contrary to the loan agreement, and without CKAC’s knowledge or consent, Fair sold his grain to unauthorized purchasers, and transferred the proceeds of those sales to bank accounts under his own control and the control of others, including a bank account under the name FJ Holdings, an entity created by Fair’s friend, Timothy Jaynes. Fair subsequently used those proceeds for his own personal benefit.  Fair ultimately defaulted on the CKAC loans, resulting in a loss to FSA of $689,104.28.  
 
In July 2013 Fair filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection and knowingly and fraudulently concealed his property and proceeds from his creditors and the US Trustee, including proceeds held in bank accounts under the names FJ Holdings and Jman Farms, LLC.  Jman Farms LLC was created by another of Fair’s friends, at Fair’s request, for the purpose of hiding Fair’s assets from creditors.
 
Defendant Jaynes, 51, of Casey County, was charged in a separate case by Criminal Information and pled guilty in U.S. District Court to converting assets pledged to the Farm Credit Administration Defendant. Jaynes was sentenced to serve three years of probation with supervision, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $50,000 to the Farm Service Agency. 
 
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and is being investigated by the Department of Agriculture, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the US Bankruptcy Trustee’s Office. 
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS

 

Becky L. Vaughn, 31, of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Obstructed Windshield, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine).
 
Christy M. Griffith, 43, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Improper Signal, Tampering w/Physical Evidence, Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Dakota Moore, 22, arrested by Danville Police for two counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500), and Burglary-2nd Deg.
 
Glen H. Taylor, 60, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500).
 
Sheri Humston, 36, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500), Burglary-3rd Deg, Engaging in Organized Crime, & Theft by Deception (cold checks-under $10K).
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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MISSING CAVE CITY TEENAGER FOUND

 
On Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 a.m., police in Nashville, TN located Adrianna Wood, a missing juvenile from Cave City.
 
Through the investigation officers with the Cave City Police Department received a lead, which led to locating Adrianna. The 13-year-old, who goes by Anna, was last seen at her home in Cave City on November 1. Officials say 19-year-old Roberto Solis was also located with Wood. Police say Solis was served with an active warrant for kidnapping-minor and will be extradited.
 
The Cave City Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, The National Center for missing and exploited children, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, La Vergne TN police department, Smyrna TN police department, and Nashville Metropolitan Police Department.
 

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2 VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN R.C. INJURES ONE PERSON AND KILLS LIVESTOCK

 
A 2-vehicle collision late Monday night on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway injured one person and killed livestock being transported.
 
Russell Co. Deputy Sheriff Dustin Bunch’s investigation determined the collision occurred at 10:50 p.m. when a 1999 Chrysler van operated by Francis Brettnacher, 39, of Nancy, KY rear-ended a cattle trailer being pulled by a 2013 Ford F-150 truck operated by Logan Smith, 24, of Russell Springs, KY. Both vehicles were westbound near the 64- mile marker when the collision occurred.
 
Brettnacher was transported by Russell County EMS to the Russell County Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Smith escaped injury. Two of the six cattle being transported were killed, others were injured.
 
Sgt. Mark Cromwell assisted with the investigation.
 
 

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CLINTON CO. DEPUTY JAILER CHARGED WITH ARSON!

   
Albany, Ky. (November 7, 2017) – 31-year old Adam L. Smith, of Albany, was arrested today at 1:18 PM CST at the Albany Police Department and charged with 1 count of Arson, 1st Degree and 20 counts of Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree.  Smith, a Clinton County Deputy Jailer, is believed to have intentionally started a fire in a storage closet inside the jail that was occupied by 19 inmates and 1 other deputy jailer.  
 
No one was injured and the inmates were evacuated and moved to Russell and Pulaski County jail.  State and local fire officials stated that the entire jail suffered extreme smoke damage.  
 
Smith was lodged in the Adair County Jail.  Detective Kenny Brown, Arson Investigator Alex Wesley and the State Fire Marshall's office are investigating.  Albany Fire Department responded to the fire.  
 

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STOLEN VEHICLE INVESTIGATION IN ADAIR CO.

 
 
An investigation continues into the theft of a truck from an automobile dealership which was later found totally destroyed by fire.
 
A 2004 Chevrolet truck was found burning around 4:50 a.m. Monday on B.A. Coffey Road, about two miles east of Russell Springs off KY 619. Later Monday morning, the truck was reported stolen from IGO Motors on KY 80 near Russell Creek Hill in Adair County.
 
Anyone with any information pertaining to this case is encouraged to call the Russell County Sheriff’s Crime Tip-Line at 270-566-9111. Callers will remain anonymous!

 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 

 
 
The Boil Water Advisory for the Hwy 1383 area in Russell County has been lifted.
 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

 

The Columbia City Council met last evening. Jim Leib has details.
 
 
 

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GREEN CO. MAN CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

 
A Summersville, KY man will go to prison on manslaughter charges after being convicted by a Green County Jury on Friday in Greensburg.
 
Will Calhoon was found guilty in the stabbing death of Gerald Scott also of Summersville. Calhoon was also found guilty on "Persistant Felony Offender" charges.
 
The crime occured last year at Scott's residence on Hudgins Highway just north of Summersville.
 
The jury is recommending 10 years on the manslaughter charge and 25 years on the " Persistant Felony Offender" charge.
Sentencing for Will Calhoon will be in December in Greensburg.
 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT REPORT

 
The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday night.
 
A property owner from the Mount Olive area addressed the court, requesting the county clean up a section of Sand Black Road. Judge Executive Randy Dial informed her the county never adopted that section of road and by law is not allowed to maintain it. He also advised he would have the Road Department to take a look in the morning to confirm the measurements and the extent of county maintenance.
 
In general business, the fiscal court reviewed a quote from B&H Cleaning to refinish the floor at the County Pork Producer's building at the Ag Center. The quote was in the amount of $7,500 to remove the tile, ad color, stain/seal the 7,200 square foot floor. The new floor would require much less maintenance. The court is currently paying about $1,200 a year to strip & seal the tile floor, which is coming up in several places. The issue was tabled for further discussion at the next meeting.
 
In Road Business, a Backhoe and LowBoy trailer were designated surplus property. Also, a public hearing was held prior to the fiscal court meeting for public comment concerning a road name change. South Brown Ridge Road stretches from Casey into Pulaski County. Pulaski has already changed that section of road to Ozark Road. The Fiscal Court voted to rename Casey's section of the road to match Pulaski County. 
 
Under miscellaneous business, in light of the request by Dou County Telecom to enter into a franchise agreement, County Attorney Tom Weddle advised the court to consider hiring an attorney that specializes in franchise agreements to take a look at the counties current agreements. He suggested Linda Ain, who specializes in Telecommunications agreements, at a rate of $300 an hour. Judge Executive Randy Dile expressed the value of going into negotiations at least 'as informed' as the parties we'll be dealing with. Weddle also pointed out the benefit being able to gain uniformity in county franchise agreements to be consistent with other parts of the state in order to gain better service to Liberty and all of Casey County from our utility providers. The motion to hire Linda Ain passed in a unanimous vote.
 
Judge Dile advised the court he would have some options to discuss at the next meeting concerning County communications issues and equipment.
 
In closing, the Fiscal Court welcomed Charles VanLeuven, who was recently named as the new Editor and General Manager of the Casey County News. VanLeuven hails from Idaho. 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 
Joshua W. Pruitt, 26, of Liberty, arrested by KSP for Disregarding a Stop Sign, Driving on an Expired Operator's License, No Insurance, DUI-2nd (Aggravating Circumstance), Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), & Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
 
Nicholas R. Louthen, 30, of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Burglary-1st Deg, Theft by Unlawful Taking (Firearm), & Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.
 
Craig A. Castle, 22, of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Off (Cocaine).
 
Lonnie L. Coffman, 49, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Defacing a Firearm, Possession of Drug Paraphrenalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance-3rd Deg (drug unspecified), & Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container-1st Off.
 
Evan D. Denham, 40, arrested by Danville Police for DUI-1st Off (Aggravating Circumstance), No Registration Plates, No Insurance.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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4 ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN RUSSELL CO.

 
Four persons arrested on drug charges Sunday evening in northern Russell County.
 
Russell Co. Sheriff Clete McAninch & Deputies were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on U.S. 127 near the intersection of KY 76 when a Dodge Ram truck attempted to avoid the checkpoint. The truck was stopped moments later in the parking lot of Lakeside Motors.
 
The driver and one passenger were wanted on drug-related warrants in Boyle, Bullitt and Jefferson counties.
K-9 Matt alerted to the odor of narcotics. A search of the truck resulted in the discovery of approximately 2 grams of “crystal meth”, a glass “smoking pipe” and a small quantity of marijuana.
 
The driver, Jerusha Fitzgerald, 43, of Eminence, KY, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-Meth, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. Fitzgerald was also served with an indictment warrant from Boyle County charging her with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-Meth in connection with her arrest in Danville on August 5th (2017).
 
The front seat passenger, Adam Morris, 50, of Louisville, KY was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Morris was also served with warrants from Bullitt and Jefferson counties on various charges including Possession of Meth.
 
The rear seat passengers were also arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. They are Mackenzie Fitzgerald Holloway, 18, of Eminence and Joshua Smither, 21, of Pleasureville, KY. 
 

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RUSSELL CO. DRUG ARREST

 

A Russell Springs man arrested Saturday night on domestic violence and drug-related charges.

Nathan J. Quillen, 39, was taken into custody by Deputy Evan Burton and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center for Domestic Violence 4th Degree Assault.

Later that same night, Deputy Dustin Bunch was called back to the same location for further investigation that resulted in additional charges against Quillen including Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree-Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

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GUILTY PLEA IN PULASKI MURDER CASE

 

The man accused of the murder of a Pulaski County woman has plead guilty.

Dwight Mitchell Bell was charged in the August death of 70 year old Ruthie Carolyn New.  Her body was found in the activity center of the Denham Street Baptist Church. Bell fled the scene in New's vehicle. He was later found in Dandridge, Tennessee.

In 1999, Bell was convicted of Manslaughter for the death of his father in Indiana. He was also wanted in Indiana on a strangulation charge.

Bell is expected to be sentenced on Murder and Robbery charges Thursday. 

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 
There is a boil water advisory in Russell County on Highway 1383 due to a water line repair. The advisory will remain in effect until further notice.
 

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ADAIR AUDIBLE WARNING SIREN TEST CANCELLED

 
Today’s regularly scheduled audible warning siren test will be cancelled to avoid any confusion. 
 
Mike Keltner - Adair Co. Emergency Management Director

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ADAIR CO. TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN TWO DRUG ARRESTS

 
A traffic stop for reckless driving late Saturday night in Adair County turned into felony drug charges for an Adair County man and a Russell County man.
 
Deputy Josh Durbin conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Dodge on Vester Road around 1:30am Saturday morning after observing the vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and driving all over the road. The vehicle was being operated by 23 year old Damien Wilson of Russell Springs, KY. After investigation, Wilson was arrested and charged with Reckless Driving, Operating on a Suspended License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Methamphetamine.
 
A passenger, 23 year old Cody Cowan of Columbia, KY was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Methamphetamine.
 
Deputy Durbin was assisted by Deputy Keith with the Adair County Sheriff's Department.
 

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SEMI OVERTURNS ON FRI. IN ADAIR CO.; DRIVER ESCAPES INJURY

 
A semi loaded with vinegar overturned in Adair Co. on Friday afternoon.
 
The Adair County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to the accident that occurred approx. 8 1/2 miles from Columbia on Hwy. 55 South. Deputy Joey Keith's investigation determined that 59-year-old Steven Miles of Louisville, KY was driving a semi fully loaded with cases of vinegar traveling north on South 55 when, for an unknown reason, dropped off the right shoulder of the road.  Miles was unable to bring the semi back onto the road and flipped. The semi then traveled approx. 75 feet before coming to rest on its side. 
 
Miles was not injured in the accident. The highway was blocked off for approx. 10 hours while emergency personnel cleaned up the accident. 
 
Deputy Keith was assisted on the Scene by Deputy Padget, Deputy Durbin, Sheriff Moss, Kentucky State Police, Adair County Fire Dept., Adair County EMS and Adair County Emergency Manager Mike Keltner.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

Lee H. Coleman, 38, of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), & Probation Violation.
 
James L. Hines, 53, of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/2nd Off (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering w/Physical Evidence, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Deg/1st Off (drug unspecified).
 
Heather M. Wilson, 33, of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Driving on a DUI Suspended License-1st Off, No Insurance, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernlia, Resisting Arrest, & Reckless Driving.
 
Christopher W. Morton, 50, of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for No Tail Lamps, No Insurance, Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle, DUI-1st Off (Aggravating Circumstance), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, & Possession of a Controlled Substance-3rd Deg (drug unspecified).
 
Tucker R. D. McAlpin, 24, of Nancy, arrested by KSP for Speeding (22mph over the limit), Reckless Driving, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Deg (Motor Vehicle), Criminal Tresspassing-2nd Deg, No Registration, No Insurance, DUI-1st Off, Criminal Mischief-1st Deg, Wanton Endangerment-2nd Deg (Police Officer), & Operating an ATV on the roadway.
 
Byron S. Gossett, 40, of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), & Non-Payment of Fines.
 
Jimmy Crews, 55, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Burglary-2nd Deg, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Deg (on foot), & Resisting Arrest.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN ADAIR CO. INJURES TWO PEOPLE


The Columbia Police Department was dispatched to a 2-vehicle injury collision on KY 55 north Thursday night at approx 7:45pm.
 
The collision occurred when 36-year-old Adrian Stotts and his wife 34-year-old Ashley Stotts of Columbia, KY were operating a 2013 Toyota Scion and had stopped in the left lane of traffic, which is also used as a passing lane, awaiting to make a left turn into a local business parking lot. While awaiting traffic, the Stotts vehicle was struck in the rear by 24-year-old Dakota Bigerstaff who was operating a 2015 Dodge Rogue.
 
Adrian and his wife Ashley were transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair County EMS. Adrian was then transferred by Air Evac life flight to the University of Louisville Med Center.  As of this release on 11-5-17, he is still listed in serious condition. His wife Ashley was treated and released. Bigerstaff was not injured in the collision.
 
The collision is being investigated by CPD Ofc Josh Brockman.
 

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U.S. SEN. RAND PAUL RECEIVES SUPPORT AFTER ASSAULT

 
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he has received overwhelming support following an injury after an assault at his home. Paul posted on his Twitter account Sunday that he and his wife were grateful for the support "after Friday's unfortunate incident." Kentucky State Police say Paul had minor injuries. Police arrested 59-year-old Rene Boucher and charged him with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault with a minor injury. 
 

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VETERANS BEWARE!

 
As we honor those who have served our country this Veterans Day, know that scammers go to great lengths to target their money, their benefits, and their commitment to current and former soldiers.
 
How It Works:
 
Targeting veterans can take many forms:
 
  • The Cash for Benefits Scheme: Predatory lenders target veterans in need of money by offering cash in exchange for future disability or pension payments. These buyouts are typically a fraction of the value of the benefit.
  • The Update Your Military File Scam: A caller claims to be from the Department of Veterans Affairs and asks to “update” your information, but really is hoping to get personal information to steal your credit.
  • Charity Scams: A caller claims to be raising money for disabled veterans or veterans with cancer. But often, the so-called charity is not registered with the government and/or uses most of the money to raise more funds and pay their salaries.
  • Veterans Choice Program Scam: Scammers set up a phone number nearly identical to the number veterans dial to find out if they are eligible to use approved health care providers outside of the VA system. The person answering the phone tells the caller of a rebate he can get by supplying credit card information. Make sure to dial the correct number for the VCP: 1-866-606-8198.
 
What You Should Know:
 
  • If you are a veteran, you are unfortunately a target, so be mindful of this reality in your day-to-day transactions.
  • The Veterans Administration will never call you, e-mail or text you to verify or update your information.
  • The old adage applies here – if it’s too good to be true, it usually is.
  • What You Should Do:
  • Check out charities at www.give.org or www.charitynavigator.org before giving any money. Make donations directly to the veterans’ organizations you know.
  • Only work with VA-accredited representatives when dealing with VA benefits; you can search for them online at the VA Office of General Counsel website. 
 
When it comes to fraud, vigilance is our number one weapon. You have the power to protect yourself and your loved ones from scams. Please share this alert with friends and family.
 

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MISSING CAVE CITY TEEN

 
Adrianna Wood (also known as Anna Wood) was last seen at her residence in Cave City, on November 1st. Wood is a 13-year-old girl, who was wearing a white shirt and black pants with pink rose earrings when she went missing. She is described as a white female, standing at 5'6, weighing 100 lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes. If you have any information on her whereabouts, contact Cave City Police at (270) 651-5151.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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TRAFFIC ALERT - SEMI OVERTURNED IN ADAIR CO.

 
TRAFFIC ALERT: OVERTURNED SEMI - SOUTH 55 AT CEDAR CREEK - 8600 BLOCK OF SOUTH 55 WILL BE CLOSED INTERMITTENTLY DURING TRUCK REMOVAL, AVOID THE AREA AND USE CAUTION WHEN TRAFFIC IS ALLOWED TO PASS THE ACCIDENT.
 

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TWO RUSSELL COUNTY RESIDENTS CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE

 
A joint investigation by the Russell County Attorney’s Office, Cabinet for Health & Family Services Child Protection Division and the Russell County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in the arrest of a Russell Springs mother and her boyfriend for Criminal Abuse of two children.
 
The investigation began Monday, October 30th, when suspected abuse of a child was reported to the local social services office. That phase of the investigation resulted in three children being removed from the residence and placed in safe environments that same evening.
 
On Friday morning, Jessica Caseman, 26, and Scott Crabb, 39, were arrested at 347 Lakeway Hills, Russell Springs, on warrants obtained by Det. Joey Hoover charging both with two counts of Criminal Abuse 2nd Degree.
 
Caseman and Crabb were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center by Deputy Ethan Pike and Officer Nathan Bradshaw of the Russell Springs Police Department.
 

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2 DRUG ARRESTS MADE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP IN R.C.

 
A traffic-stop for an equipment violation turned into a DUI & drug trafficking arrest Thursday night.
 
Just before 7:30 p.m., Deputy Ethan Pike observed a 1989 Honda car pull onto U.S. 127 from West KY 76 with no tail-lights. Deputy Pike pulled the vehicle over moments later at the intersection of Damron Creek Road. The car was being operated by Ryan Sheen, 35, of Liberty.
 
The roadside investigation resulted in Sheen being arrested for DUI 3rd Offense, Driving on DUI Suspended License, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon.
 
A passenger, 39 year old Rabecca Hobbs of Elkhorn, KY was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Both were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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KSP TRAFFIC CHECKPOINTS POST 15 AREA

 
By TFC William R. Gregory Public Information Officer
 
Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will be conducting 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 that are experiencing a high ratio of vehicular crashes resulting in injury and/or death compared to relatively low safety restraint usage ratio. 
 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOV. 6

 
The Columbia City Council will have a regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 6pmCST in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.
 
AGENDA:
 
Roll Call
____Craig Dean ____Linda Waggener____Craig Lasley ____Dr. Ronald P. Rogers____Mark Harris____Pam Hoots
 
Pledge of Allegiance
 
Citizen Comments
 
- 1st Item: Motion to Approve minutes of the October 2, 2017 regular called meeting. 
 
- 2nd Item: 1st Reading of Ordinance No. 100.27
An ordinance enacting and adopting a Supplement to the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, KY
 
- 3rd Item: 1st Reading of Ordinance No. 100.28
An ordinance enacting and adopting a Supplement to the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, KY
 
- 4th Item: Motion to Approve Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Design Services for Sidewalk Improvement DDS Engineering, PLLC. 
 
- 5th Item: Motion to approve recommendation from the City of Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission to amend the City of Columbia Official Zoning Map effecting a request for a Zone Change from R2 Low-Moderate Density Residential to I-1 light industrial for a lot located at 415 Wain Street (PVA Map No. 000-04/05-013.00).  Property owned by John Wethington and Tom Wethington. 
 
- 6th Item: Sidewalk Committee Update
 
- 7th Item: Motion to appoint Stephen Baker to the Parks and Recreation Board to replace Debbie Yates - Term to expire June of 2020.
 
 
Mayor Announcements
 
Council Comments
 
Motion to Adjourn 
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY - COLUMBIA/ADAIR UTILITIES- BURKESVILLE RD

 

The BOIL WATER ADVISORY has been lifted for for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers from 7917 Burkesville Road to 9135 Burkesville Road, Antioch Church Road, F Burris Road, Bird Road, D Gowen Road, R Gowen Road . The advisory was 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.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED FOR HWY 80 IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 
The BOIL WATER ADVISORY in effect for a portion of HWY 80 in Russell Springs, KY from Milton Heights to Tonkin Drive, Old Columbia Road and all the roads off Old Columbia Rd, as well as the Gentry Mill Road area has been lifted! You no longer have to boil water if you live in this area. 
 

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CASEY CO. ACCIDENT

 

At least one person sustained serious injuries in a single vehicle accident in Casey County yesterday.
 
Emergency Services personnel responded to the scene shortly before 11am Thursday near the Ellisburg Church on KY 78. The victim was air lifted from the scene by Air-Evac. Brush Creek Volunteer Fire Department also responded. No further information has been made available.
 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN DIES IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

 
A Campbellsville man died after his motorcycle collided with a Fed Ex Truck on Barney School Road on Thursday, Taylor Co. Sheriff Allen Newton told Big Dawg News that 46 year old Bobby L. Veatch was operating a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle when the vehicles collided, Veatch was pronounced dead by Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook. The Fed Ex truck was operated by Cody Stillwell of Breckinridge County, who was not injured. The mishap occured at 3:57pm and was investigated by Taylor county Deputy Sheriff Mark Dicken.
 

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CHRISTMAS IN COLUMBIA PARADE DEC. 2

 
The 27th Annual Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce Christmas in Columbia Parade will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 starting at 6:00 p.m. The theme is: “A Bluegrass Christmas” and participants will line up starting at 4:30pmCT at Industrial Drive off Hwy. 55 South. Judging of floats will begin at 4:45pmCT. To register for the Parade call the Chamber office at 270-384-6020. All entries must be registered in advance. Deadline to register: Thursday November 30, 2017. There is no fee charged for entering. NO FOUR-WHEELERS ALLOWED!
                                                                   
 
PRIZES
  • Float Division - Adair County: 1st Place  $250; 2nd Place $150; 3rd Place $75
  • Non-Float Division: 1st Place $75; 2nd Place $50
  • Out-of-County Float Division: 1st Place $100; 2nd Place $75


 

Parade Rain Date: Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
 

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TAYLOR CO. INJURY ACCIDENT

   
Columbia, Ky. (November 2, 2017) – Trooper Pete Binkley is investigating a collision that occurred at 5:57amET on KY 210 at the intersection of Attila Rd. in Taylor County. 57-year-old Lowell Keith Cochran of Louisville, KY was operating a northbound 2005 Chevrolet passenger car on KY 210 when he hydroplaned, left the roadway and overturned. Cochran was ejected from the vehicle and was flown from the scene to University of Louisville hospital.
 
Trooper Binkley was assisted at the scene by the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department.

 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY - RUSSELL SPRINGS - MILTON HEIGHTS, TONKIN DRIVE, OLD COLUMBIA RD AREA

 

There is a BOIL WATER ADVISORY in effect for a portion of HWY 80 in Russell Springs, KY from Milton Heights to Tonkin Drive, Old Columbia Road and all the roads off Old Columbia Rd, as well as the Gentry Mill Road area. This is due to a line break and repair. The Boil water advisory is in effect until further notice.

 

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS SUNDAY!

 
 
It's that time of year again! On Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 a.m., Daylight Saving Time will end and the clocks will fall back one hour. This makes for darker days, but we'll gain an extra hour of sleep. It's also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.
 
Americans, except for those in Arizona, Hawaii, and a few territories, participate in the practice, which is meant to reduce electricity usage by extending daylight hours.
 
Despite being practiced by many, lawmakers in several states are increasingly trying to avoid the time change, claiming it is unnecessary.
 
Daylight Saving Time occurs twice a year where we change our clocks forward an hour in the spring and back an hour in the fall.
 
FAST FACTS ABOUT THE TWICE-YEARLY CHANGE:
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017 - Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am. Set clocks back one hour.
  • Sunday, March 11, 2018 - Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 am. Set clocks ahead one hour.
  • It is "Daylight Saving Time" (singular), not "Daylight Savings Time" (plural).
  • Beginning in 2007, Daylight Saving Time starts in the United States on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
  • Timeline: 1784 - The idea of daylight saving is first conceived by Benjamin Franklin.
  • 1914-1918 - Britain goes on DLS during World War I.
  • March 19, 1918 - The Standard Time Act establishes time zones and daylight saving. Daylight saving is repealed in 1919, but continues to be recognized in certain areas of the United States.
  • 1945-1966 - There is no federal law regarding Daylight Saving Time.
  • 1966 - The Uniform Time Act of 196 establishes the system of uniform Daylight Saving Time throughout the United States. The dates are the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. States can exempt themselves from participation.
  • 1974-1975 - Congress extends DLS in order to save energy during the energy crisis.
  • 1986-2006 - Daylight Saving Time begins on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October.
  • August 8, 2005 - President George W. Bush signs the Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law. Part of the act will extend Daylight Saving Time starting in 2007, from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.
  • 2007 - Under the new laws, all of Indiana now observes Daylight Saving Time, where only certain areas of the state did before.
  • Exceptions in the United States: In the United States, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not follow DLS.
  • The US territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and American Samoa also do not observe DLS.
  • What countries follow Daylight Saving Time? About 70 countries around the world observe DLS.
  • Many countries near the equator do not adjust their clocks for daylight saving.
  • Neither China nor Japan observe DLS.
  • Some countries refer to "Daylight Saving Time" as "Summer Time."
 
 
 

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SCAM ALERT!

 
Buyer Beware: Tractor, Truck Sale Ads Ripe with Con Artists 
 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2017) – Today, a scam alert was issued by Attorney General Andy Beshear to warn Kentuckians about fraudulent advertisements placed in the classified section of local Kentucky newspapers and online. 
 
Beshear said Kentuckains in several counties including Bath, Barren, Franklin and Jefferson have reported replying to classified ads for a deeply discounted John Deere tractor, Toyota or Chevrolet pickup truck that turned out to be a scam. 
 
The complainants state that the classified ad appears normal at first and includes a price for the item and a contact phone number. Once an interested buyer places a call, however, they do not speak with anyone, but rather start receiving text messages or emails from a so-called Air Force Sergeant “Molly Carter” stationed at Cavalier AFB in North Dakota.
“Carter” claims she is selling the item at a deep discount because it belonged to her late husband, and she is leaving soon for an overseas deployment and cannot afford to keep it. “Carter” even offers to send detailed photos of the items and guarantees delivery once she receives payment.
 
“This scammer tells one of the cruelest stories we have heard,” Beshear said. “They lie about the death of a spouse and service to our county in order to profit off hardworking Kentucky families. While my office is working to track down this con artist, I want Kentuckians to be aware and avoid falling victim to this woeful scheme.”
 
Beshear’s office and the Kentucky Press Association (KPA) are working together to ensure all Kentucky newspapers are constantly on the alert for any kind of advertising that could be fraudulent and detrimental to their readers.
“We appreciate the Attorney General’s Office for being responsive to our inquiries about questionable ads,” said David T. Thompson, executive director of the Kentucky Press Association. “This is a constant concern of Kentucky newspapers and we will continue doing all that we can to protect Kentucky consumers. KPA notifies all newspapers when it is alerted to a scam ad being circulated widely, even in other states, and our Kentucky newspapers notify us when they receive a fraudulent ad. Not every single ad can be stopped, but for the ones that do end up being published there are perhaps a hundred that were caught before publication and thrown away.”
Beshear said his office has also verified with the Cavalier Air Force Base that a “Sergeant Molly Carter” is not a member of its installation. The military base also confirmed that it has received multiple complaints from across the country reporting the same scheme. 
 
Beshear said while the current scam reports identify the name “Sergeant Molly Carter,” scammers constantly take on new identities and develop new plots, which is why verifying online private sellers is always tricky. 
 
To help Kentuckians avoid falling victim to this type of scam, the Office of the Attorney General offers these initial tips: 
 
Be wary of too-good-to-be-true prices 
If a price of a product seems too good to be true, it probably is. Compare prices of identical goods online in order to see if you are getting a good deal verses being duped. For vehicle sales, request copies of titles and local tax receipts to help confirm the seller and vehicle’s legitimacy, and obtain the VIN number and run a vehicle history report.
                                                                                                         
Research the seller and attempt to view the product in person
Research the seller online and reject high-pressure sales tactics. Ask the seller if they are willing to meet you in a safe location to view the product in person – if they are unwilling, this is a warning sign that it could be a scam. 
 
Only use verified methods of payment 
Never wire money, use gift cards or reloadable cards, reputable sellers and companies do not use these methods of payment. You may also verify with the sales website if you are unsure of whether to proceed with the transaction.

 
Kentuckians who want assistance verifying a scam or reporting a scam can contact the Office of the Attorney General at 888-432-9257 or file a consumer complaint online. 
 
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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TAYLOR CO. MAN AIRLIFTED FOLLOWING 1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 
The Taylor County Sheriff's Office investigated a single vehicle accident today (Wed., Nov. 1st) at 2:52pmET on KY Hwy 289 (Old Lebanon Road). 
 
54-year-old Mickey McFall of Campbellsville, KY was operating a 2000 Chevy van, traveling South on Hwy 289 approx. 8 miles north of Campbellsville. McFall crossed the opposing lane of travel, leaving the roadway and striking a bridge wall head-on. McFall was extricated from the vehicle by CTC Fire/Rescue and the Taylor Co. Volunteer Fire Dept. He was airlifted from the scene by AirEvac for injuries sustained in the accident.
 
T.C. Deputy Branden Wilson was assisted on scene by CTCEMS, CTC Fire/Rescue, Taylor Co. Volunteer Fire Dept. and Deputy Stephen Dobson.
 

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ADAIR CO. WOMAN AIRLIFTED FOLLOWING 1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 
On Monday, October 31, 2017 the Adair County Sheriff's Office, along with Adair EMS and Fire Department, responded to a single vehicle accident on Knifley Road.
 
Mrs. Anna Perkins of Knifley was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo when she dropped off the shoulder, over-corrected, crossed the roadway and hit a ditch cut, which caused the vehicle to overturn. Perkins was extricated by the Fire Department and was flown from the scene to University of Kentucky Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident.
 

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AREA HALLOWEEN ARRESTS

 

Harold Campbell Jr., 39, of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Assault-4th Deg (Domestic Violence),
Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Failure to Render Aid, Resisting Arrest, & DUI-2nd.
 
Cory A. Smith, 28, of Somerset, arrested by Ferguson Police for Burglary-3rd Deg.
 
Mark Shelton, 33, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Unlawful Transaction with a Minor-1st (Illegal Sex Act/under 18), Prohibited use of Electronic Communications to Procure a Minor for Sex.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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CASEY CO. INDICTMENTS

 

  • Brian Wesley Means (50), of Yosemite:  Bail Jumping-1st Degree; Persistent Felony Offender-1st Degree; Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine); Tampering w/Physical Evidence.
  • Jantzen C. Hale (36), of Liberty:  Bail Jumping-1st Degree; Persistent Felony Offender-2nd Degree; Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Stephan R. Smith (23), of Liberty:  Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree; DUI-1st Offense (Aggravating Circumstance); No Insurance.
  • Brandon Lee Johnson (35), of Liberty:  4 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument-2nd Degree; Complicity to Theft of Identity.
  • Ivy M. Kidd (32), of Liberty:  Complicity to Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument-2nd Degree; 2 counts of being a Persistent Felony Offender-2nd Degree; Theft of Identity.
  • William Ed Bullock III (39), address not given:  Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Degree; Persistent Felony Offfender-1st Degree.
  • Rabecca J. Hobbs (39), address not given:  3 counts of Burglary-3rd Degree; Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500), Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree; Persistent Felony Offender-2nd Degree.
  • John Laurence Morgan (54), Cookeville, TN:  DUI-1st Offense; Trafficking in Marijuana-1st Offense (over 5 lbs.); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

An indictment is only a legal accusation, not an indicator of guilt.

 

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