Local News Archives for 2017-12

KY 120 BIBLE READING MARATHON BEGINS AT 12:00AM JAN. 1, 2018

 
Kentucky 120 United Bible Reading Marathon is a State-Wide event inviting Kentuckians to join and read the Bible beginning at midnight, Monday thru Thursday, January 1 - January 4, for 90 hours of consecutive reading in their respective counties. Volunteers of all ages are welcome: adults, children, senior citizens, students, business people, civic leaders, everyone! This is a family friendly event-kids are welcome.
 
In Adair County, Laura Harris is the organizer and she says more volunteer readers are needed.
 
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Call Laura at 270-378-0777 if you'd like to volunteer.
 
The Bible Marathon originated from Pastor of Victory Christian Fellowship, Mark Harrell, in Sommerset, Ky. The first Bible Marathon was held in 2016. Pastor Mark said, "We began this as a vision to share the Word of God out loud in its entirety as a declaration that the Bible is the final authority. We were just going to host the Marathon with local pastors and their churches but we felt the Lord say expand it to the whole State. We want to see God move in Kentucky. I believe Reading the Word of God in unison over our State can help make that happen." 
 
Governor Matt Bevin signed a Proclamation for 2017, recognizing the history of Biblical principles and importance of its influence in the development of our nation by many of our great national leaders.
 

 

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1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN ADAIR CO. SENDS TWO TO THE HOSPITAL

 
A 1-vehicle injury collision on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 in Adair County sent two people to the hospital.
 
The Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to the 39 mile marker of the Cumberland Parkway to investigate the accident. Erb Roution of Greensburg, KY was operating a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling east, when the vehicle veered into the median and the operator over-corrected. The vehicle then slid out of control striking the guardrail, causing the vehicle to flip before landing on all four wheels.
 
Erb Roution and a passenger Norman Roution were transported from the scene by Adair County EMS to TJ Health Columbia and later transported by THI and Air Evac to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. 
 
The Adair County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Columbia Police Department, Adair County Fire Department and Adair EMS.
 

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2 CANDIDATES IN THE RACE FOR COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY - 29TH CIRCUIT

 
Two candidates have filed to run for the office of Commonwealth's Attorney for the 29th Judicial Circuit (Adair & Casey Counties). 
 
The candidates are: Roger P. Elliott of Columbia, Ky. and Brian Wright of Liberty, KY.
 
The Primary Election is on May 22, 2018.

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R.S. HIRES NEW CITY CLERK

 
Russell Springs has a new City Clerk. 
 
Christopher Ramsey, who is the current Russell Co. Deputy Judge, was hired by the City Council. The vote was unanimous, 6-0. Former clerk Wendy Burton retired, leaving the position open. A total of 19 applications were submitted.
 
The hiring of a city clerk was the only item on the agenda.
 

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TWO WANTED IN TAYLOR COUNTY BURGLARY CASE

 

The Taylor County Sheriff's Department is seeking the location of two identified subjects in connection to a burglary and criminal mischief case reported on Christmas Day at the former Taylor County Elementary Building on Lebanon Avenue in Campbellsville. 

 

The incident occured around 3:00pmET Monday, December 25, 2017 when two individuals identified as Jospeph A. Murrrell and Jesika Myers (AKA Jessica Johnson) were on video footage entering the building. Several electronic devices were taken. The suspects also damaged several interior doors while forcing their way into offices inside the building,  

 

Warrants have been obtained for their arrests. Anyone with information to their whereabouts is asked to please contact the Taylor County Sheriff's office. Deputy Robert VanCleave is investigating. 

 

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POTENTIAL PROPERTY INSURANCE SAVINGS TO THOSE LIVING NEAR BREEDING FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

Good news for residents in the Breeding community of Adair County. The Breeding Fire Department was recently inspected by ISO (Insurance Services Office) and the department is now a class 5/5Y public protection classifcation. This means If you live within 5 road miles of the Breeding fire station, this effects you and could result savings in your property insurance. 

 

The fire department says this doesn't take effect until April, 2018, but to watch for upcoming dates and times for property owners to come by the fire station to pick up a copy of the letter to present it to your insurance agent.

 

The Breeding Fire Department, located on Hwy 61 south in Columbia, KY does not guarantee how much the insurance savings will be.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 12/29/17

 

Christina J. Simpson, 29 of Liberty, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Careless Driving.
Norman S. Gossett, 52 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia, No Insurance, & No Registration.
William H. Fugate, 39 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Careless Driving, License to be in Possession, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, No Insurance, No Registration, & Failure to Wear Seatbelts.
Eric R. Gibson, 44 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Methamphetamine, & Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance.
Lacey P. Caudill, 24 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Assault-2nd Degree (Domestic Violence), & Criminal Mischief-1st Degree.
All were lodged in the Pulaski County Jail and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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ADAIR FISCAL COURT CALLED MEETING DEC. 29

 
 
 
 
The Adair Co. Fiscal Court will have a Special Called Meeting on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at 9:00amCT at the Adair Annex in the basement meeting room.
 
AGENDA
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
                                 
  1.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  2.  BUDGET TRANSFERS
  3.  BUDGET AMENDMENT – 2ND READING
  4.  PERMISSION FOR JUDGE TO SIGN 340-B FOR T.J. HEALTH COLUMBIA
  5.  PERMISSION FOR JUDGE TO SIGN SHERIFF’S STATEMENT OF AMOUNT TO BE ADVANCED
  6.  SET FISCAL COURT MEETING DATES FOR 2018 –  2ND TUESDAY @ 6:00 P.M.
  7.  ADJOURN
 
This meeting is open to the public.
 

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FATAL RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN JAMESTOWN EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

 
There was a fatal fire Thursday morning in Jamestown, KY. According to Jamestown Fire Department officials, they were called to a mobile home fire at 12:30 am at 100 Popplewell Street. The mobile home was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived. After the fire was extinguished, a body was located inside the structure and taken to Frankfort.
 
12 firefighters were on the scene for 4 1/2 hours battling the blaze. Jamestown Fire Chief Jeff Landers said the cold weather hampered efforts to fight the fire. 
 
According to Russell Co. Coroner Michael Reynolds, at this time the positive identification of the deceased and the cause of death are still pending further investigation and no additional information can be released at this time. 
 
 
The fire is still under investigation.   

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 12/28/17

 

James R. Hickey, 22 of Monticello, arrested by Somerset Police for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, & Indecent Exposure-2nd Degree.
 
Patricia L. Parks, 32 of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, Violation of a KY EPO/DVO, & Criminal Trespass-1st Degree.
 
They were lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
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Alfred S. Briscoe, age 22, arrested by Danville Police for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
 
Heidi Strahan, age 54, arrested by KSP for Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia & No Insurance.
 
Thomas Brummett, age 27, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Careless Driving, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, & Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
They were lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL CALLED MEETING DEC. 28

 
The Russell Springs City Council will have a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at 6pmCT.
 
1. Meeting called to order
2. Hire City Clerk
3. Adjourn 
 

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WASHINGTON CO. FATAL COLLISION

 
Springfield, Ky. (December 27, 2017) – Tpr Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred on Tuesday, December 26th at 3:46 PM on Bloomfield Road.  67-year-old Donald Ray Carney, of Springfield, was operating a 2008 Dodge Ram on Bloomfield Road when he lost control of the vehicle, exited the roadway, struck a culvert went airborne and landed, overturned, in the ditch line.  
 
Carney was pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington County Coroner and was not wearing a seatbelt.  Tpr. Likins was assisted on scene by the Washington County Sheriff's office, EMS and Rescue.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS 12/27/17

 

Jami L. Vaughan, 30 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Theft of an Automobile, Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500), Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Unlawful Access to Computer-1st Degree.
She was lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.
 
Thomas Brummett, age 27, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Careless Driving, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, & Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia.
Dequenton S. Alcorn, age 34, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified). They were lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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PULASKI METH BUST 12/27/17

 

Sheriff Greg Speck

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office

P.O. Box 752 Somerset, Kentucky 42502

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

            

Sheriff Greg Speck reports that a traffic stop for a moving violation led to the arrest of three individuals on the evening of December 23, 2017 on various drug related offenses.


At approximately 9:40 pm on Saturday night, Deputy Ricky Shirley of the Sheriff's Office observed a 2012 Honda Civic erratically driving on Highway 1247 near Burnside, Kentucky.  Deputy Shirley conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the vehicle operator, Daniel Brosnan, age 29 of Somerset, Kentucky.  After a short interview of the driver, Deputy Shirley called for a canine to conduct a "walk around" of the vehicle to detect the possible presence of illegal drugs.  A positive indicator by the canine led to the discovery of 2 syringes, and trace amounts of methamphetamine.  A check with the Pulaski 911 Dispatch also found that Mr. Brosnan was operating his vehicle on suspended licenses.


Mr. Brosnan was arrested and transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center.  During the booking process at the jail, the detention center body scanner discovered a hidden amount of methamphetamine in a baggie on his person leading to additional charges.  Daniel Brosnan was charged with:

1.  Operating a Motor Vehicle Under Influence Alcohol/Drugs, 2nd

2.  Driving DUI Suspended Licenses-1st Offense

3.  Careless Driving

4.  Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess

5.  Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Off (Methamphetamine)

6.  Promoting Contraban-1st Degree


A passenger in the Honda, Alice Haste, age 26 of Forrest Circle, Bronston, Kentucky was also arrested after a syringe was located on her person.  She was charged with:

1.  Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol)

2.  Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess



An investigation by deputies subsequent to the traffic stop and arrests of the above subjects led to the execution of a Search Warrant at a residence on Cumberland Drive in Bronston, Kentucky.  Deputy Shirley found Calvin Flynn, age 58 of Bronston at the residence where he was arrested on an outstanding Warrant for Failure to Appear to answer charges of Fleeing and Evading Police, 2nd Degree (On Foot).  While making the arrest, Deputy Shirley located a homemade drug pipe and 2 baggies containing a crystalline substance identified as methamphetamine while searching the suspect.  Mr. Flynn was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention on the following charges:

1.  Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)

2.  Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess

3.  Failure to Appear (District Court Warrant).


Deputies were assisted by the Burnside Police Department and the Kentucky State Police.

 

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CHRISTMAS DRUG ARREST 12/27/17

 

 

 

Pulaski Co. Sheriff Greg Speck reports that a Nancy, KY couple was arrested after a search warrant of their residence produced both heroin and methamphetamine on Christmas Day, 2017.


Deputy Brandon Smith obtained a search warrant for the residence of Pamela S. Henderson, age 47 and Douglas L. Henderson, age 47 of 10185 West Highway 80, Nancy, Kentucky after conducting an investigation of possible illegal drug activity.


Deputies executed the search warrant at approximately 9:50 pm on Christmas night.  The search produced a small quantity of heroin and methamphetamine as well as several needles, glass pipes with residue, sets of scales, and baggies inside the residence.


Both Pamela S. Henderson and Douglas L. Henderson were charged with:

1.  Poss of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)

2.  Poss of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Heroin)

3.  Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess


Pamela S. Henderson was also charged on a Pulaski County Circuit Court Warrant for a Probation Violation (For Felony Offenses).


They were lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without incident.

 

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FLU ACTIVITY WIDE SPREAD

 

 
FRANKFORT, KY (21 Dec 2017) - Department for Public Health (DPH) officials, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), now report "widespread" flu for the first time this flu season. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. 
 
The traditional flu season lasts from October through May. Increased flu activity began earlier this season than usual in Kentucky. Due to the early increased activity this year, both in Kentucky and nationally, increased flu activity is anticipated to continue for several months.
 
"With current widespread flu activity being reported in Kentucky, it is a still a good time to protect yourself and your family by getting a flu shot," said Dr. Jeffrey D. Howard, acting DPH commissioner. "The Department for Public Health is strongly urging anyone who hasn't received a flu vaccine, particularly children 6 months and older and those people at high risk for complications related to the flu, to check with local health departments or other providers about getting the vaccine."
 
Flu can be very contagious. Infection with the flu virus can cause fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and body aches. Persons who develop flu symptoms should seek medical advice about the need for a medical evaluation or treatment with an antiviral drug, which could shorten the course of the illness or reduce its severity. 
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips to stop the spread of germs:
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine)
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
 
Young children and those who are elderly or have chronic disease are especially vulnerable to the flu's more severe consequences. It takes about 2 weeks following the administration of the vaccine for the recipient to develop protection from the flu. There are ample supplies available throughout the state. Vaccinations are available at Kentucky's local health departments, pharmacies, and medical providers. Many health plans cover the cost of the vaccine with no copay. Kentuckians are advised to call before arriving for a vaccination.
 
DPH officials report weekly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national flu surveillance system. The weekly report is now available online at chfs.ky.gov/dph/epi/Influenza.htm and is updated each Friday before noon.
 

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TAYLOR CO. FATAL ACCIDENT

 

A Taylor County man died in a weekend crash.
 
Taylor County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the scene on Bear Track Road. Hunter Burton of Campbellsville, KY lost control of his pickup truck, which landed in a creek. When emergency personnel arrived, they were unable to locate him.
Burton was eventually found on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 not far from the accident location and was pronounced dead by the Taylor County coroner's office. 
 
Taylor County Sheriff Alan Newton says the accident is still under investigation.
 

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EXTREME COLD THIS WEEK, COLD WEATHER SAFETY FROM NWS

 
Are you prepared for this week's extremely cold weather?  The National Weather Service shares some cold weather safety . . .
Extremely cold air comes every winter in at least part of the country and affects millions of people across the United States. The arctic air, together with brisk winds, can lead to dangerously cold wind chill values. People exposed to extreme cold are susceptible to frostbite in a matter of minutes. Areas most prone to frostbite are uncovered skin and the extremities, such as hands and feet. Hypothermia is another threat during extreme cold. Hypothermia occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can produce.
 
Cold weather also affects crops. In late spring or early fall, early arrival of cold air can damage or kill produce for farmers, as well as plants and flowers at your home or business. A freeze occurs when the temperature drops below 32°F. Freezes and their effects are significant during the growing season. Frost develops on clear, calm nights and can occur when the air temperature is in the mid-30s. Each plant species has a different tolerance to cold temperatures. You may also want to check out the National Weather Service  winter safety site for snow and more cold season hazards information at nws.noaa.gov.
 

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CHRISTMAS ARRESTS 12/26/17

 

Douglas L. Henderson, 47 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Methamphetamine/Heroin/Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
Scott A. Spires, age 56, arrested by Danville Police for DUI.
Clifton A. Yates-Bryant, age 24, arrested by Danville Police for Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.
Dreama R. Bishop, age 28, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $10,000), & Theft of a Legend Drug. They were lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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STAY CALM AND DRIVE ON: DON'T LET ROAD RAGE RUIN YOUR HOLIDAYS

 

The holidays bring joy and cheer, but can also lead to increased stress and aggression behind the wheel. According to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year.
 
Approximately 8 million U.S. drivers engaged in more extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver. As a record 97.4 million drivers prepare to hit the road for the holidays, AAA warns drivers to avoid aggression when behind the wheel this holiday season. 
 
“The holidays can be stressful as driver’s head to busy shopping centers for that perfect gift or battle congested freeways while traveling,” said Theresa Podguski, Director of Legislative Affairs, AAA East Central. “Minor frustrations have the potential to turn deadly if drivers act out their anger on the road. Travelers should be sure to pack their patience and remember to be respectful when behind the wheel this holiday season.”
 
Nearly 3 in 4 drivers believe that aggressive driving is a bigger problem today than three years ago, while nine out of ten believe aggressive drivers are a serious threat to their personal safety.
 
AAA offers these tips to help prevent road rage this holiday season:
· Do Not Offend: Never cause another driver to change their speed or direction. That means not forcing another driver to use their brakes, or turn the steering wheel in response to something you have done.
· Be Tolerant and Forgiving: The other driver may just be having a really bad day. Assume that it is not personal.
· Do Not Respond: Avoid eye contact, don’t make gestures, maintain space around your vehicle and contact 9-1-1 if needed.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 12/22/17

 

Ashley M. Waychoff, 26 of Waynesburg, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia. She was lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Justin R. Price, 27 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Theft by Unlawful Taking (stealing contents from Vehicle).
 
Ardyth R. Prather, 37 of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for Possession of Child Pornography.
Catherine R. Young, 22 of Monticello, arrested by Somerset Police for Identity Theft, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance (drug unspecified), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Rachel L. Casada, 37 of Science Hill, arrested by Hardin Co. Authorities for Trafficking in Heroin.
Michael Heath 2nd, 35 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Assault-2nd Degree (Domestic Violence), Criminal Mischief, & Wanton Endangerment.
 
Derik C. Gossett, 29 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Methamphetamine.
 
Price, Prather, Cassada & Gossett were lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
Jenna L. McCoy, age 24, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Methamphetamine, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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CUMBERLAND CO. MAN CHARGED IN BOMB THREAT INVESTIGATION

 
Columbia, Ky. (December 21, 2017) – At approximately 8:31amCT, KSP Post 15 received a call from the Cumberland County Sheriff in reference to a bomb threat at the Cumberland County Justice Center. Three first responders in the community received a text message stating that there was a bomb in the Justice Center which was then evacuated and closed along with Main street and the surrounding area.  The building was searched and cleared by KSP personnel along with a KSP K9  and no threats were located.  The roadway was reopened at approximately 2:30 PM CST. 
 
The investigation resulted in the arrest of 28-year-old Joshua D. Norris of Burkesville, KY.  Norris was charged with 9 counts of Terroristic Threatening 1st Degree and lodged in the Adair County Jail.  Detective Kenny Brown is investigating.  
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 12/21/17

 

Scott W. Franklin, 44 of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Assault-2nd (Domestic Violence), Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer), Resisting Arrest, & Menacing.
 
Dustin W. Morgan, 31 of Burnside, arrested by KSP for Probation Violation, No Registration Plates, No Insurance, DUI, Possession of Methamphetamine, Controlled Substance-1st/3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Franklin and Morgan were lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
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Joseph H. Smith, age 50, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Methamphetamine & 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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FORMER MARION CO. RESIDENT GUILTY OF CONSPIRACY TO MANUFACTURE AND POSSESS MARIJUANA

 
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the guilty plea, by John Robert Boone, in United States District Court, before Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, to a single count of a Superseding Information on December 19, 2017. 
 
John Robert Boone a/k/a Johnny Boone, formerly of Marion County, Kentucky, has remained in the custody of the United States Marshals Service after being deported from Montreal, Canada in April of 2017. 
 
Yesterday afternoon, Boone pled guilty to a Superseding Information containing a single charge.  Boone admitted yesterday that on May 27, 2008, in Washington County, Kentucky, he conspired with other persons to possess more than 1000 marijuana plants, intending to cultivate and grow the plants and distribute the marijuana when the plants were harvested.  In furtherance of the conspiracy, Boone watered and fertilized the plants, and concealed them on a farm in Washington County on Walker Lane near his residence. 
 
According to the plea agreement, Boone faces a maximum prison term of five years, a fine of $250,000, and a possible three-year term of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for March 15th at 2:30, in Louisville, before Senior Judge Simpson.
 
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Larry Fentress.
 
 

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TAYLOR CO. 2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 
A semi and an SUV collided at the KY 210 and KY 744 intersection on Tuesday. 
 
According to the Taylor Co. Sheriff's Dept., the accident occurred at 11amET. Claybourne C. Engleman, 58, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, was traveling West on Kentucky 210 (operating a 2017 Peterbilt tractor trailer) approximately 7 miles west of Campbellsville, when Kenneth E. Atwood, 82, of Campbellsville, who was operating a 2013 Toyota SUV on KY 210, turned into the path of the semi causing the semi to strike his vehicle.
 
Engleman was transported by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS to Taylor Regional Hospital for injuries sustained.  Atwood was not injured.
 
TCSO Deputy Brandon Wilson was assisted on the scene by CTCEMS, Campbellsville Fire Department, and the Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department. 
 

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RUSSELL CO. INDICTMENTS

 

A Russell County Grand Jury returned several indictments on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017:

 

https://ridingthewave.com/assets/files/1-RC-Indictments-Dec-18-2017_pdf(1)(2).docx

 

 

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BURGER KING IN C-VILLE ON FIRE

 

According to Larry Smith with 99.9 the Big Dawg and 92.7 the WAVE, there's a fire at Burger King in Campbellsville this evening. More details as they are made available!

 

 

Following photos by Jill Wilson:

 

 

 

 

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ADAIR CO. ACCIDENT SENDS PASSENGER TO THE HOSPITAL

 
An Adair County woman was taken to the hospital following a 1-vehicle accident on Monday.
 
The Adair County Sheriffs Office responded to the single vehicle accident 11 miles north of Columbia on Milltown Road at 7:55pmCT. The accident occurred when 17-year-old Renita Vanarsdale of Columbia, KY lost control of her vehicle, traveling off the roadway striking a ditch and overturning. A passenger, 21-year-old Brittany Murphy was treated on the scene and transported to T.J. Health Columbia for injuries sustained. Vanarsdale was not injured. 
 
Deputy Brandon Hitch is the investigating officer assisted on the scene by Sheriff Harrison Moss.
 

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POLICE INVESTIGATE 2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON THE COLUMBIA SQUARE

 
Columbia police responded to a 2-vehicle accident on the Public Square on Monday morning involving two vehicles and city property.    
 
The collision occurred at 11:47amCT when 55-year-old Nancy King of Columbia, KY was operating a 1994 Cadillac on the Public Square, attempting to merge right to turn onto Jamestown Street. King stated that her auto had a mechanical failure resulting in her side-swiping a 2015 Dodge Ram operated by Melissa Burton of Columbia, KY then striking a brick bordered landscaped area on the corner of the Square.
 
Nancy King was taken to TJ Health Columbia where she was treated and released. Burton was not injured.
 
The collision is being investigated by CPD Officer Drew Conn.
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING AND POSS. OF DRUGS

 
An Adair County man was arrested on drug charges after shoplifting at Walmart.
 
On Monday, December 18, 2017 Adair County Sheriff's Deputies were participating in the annual "Shop with a Sheriff" program when they observed a subject attempting to leave Wal-Mart with stolen items. Upon further investigation the suspect, 28 year Ronald Litteral of Columbia, KY was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. 
 
Litteral was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Shoplifting less than $500. The suspect was also served with four outstanding warrants of arrest, three out of Russell County and one out of Adair County. Litteral was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 
The arrest was made by Deputy Joey Keith who was assisted by Deputy Brandon Hitch and Sheriff Harrison Moss.
 

 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED FOR POSS. OF DRUGS

 
An Adair County man was arrested early this morning (Tuesday, Dec. 19) on drug charges.
 
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that at approximately 1amCT Deputy Josh Durbin conducted a traffic stop on Elkhorn Road.  After a roadside investigation a passenger in the vehicle, 49-year-old Rory Shelanskey of Columbia, KY was taken into custody after he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.
 
Shelanskey was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and Posssession of Drug Paraphernalia. 
 
Deputy Durbin is the investigating officer.
 

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RUSSELL COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD REPORT

 

 

The Russell County School Board met on Monday evening. Here’s Superintendent Michael Ford:

 

https://ridingthewave.com/assets/uploads/RC%20school%20board%20edited%20.mp3

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 12/19/17

 

Anna M. Cummins, 43 of Danville, arrested by KSP for Possession of Methamphetamine.
She was lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Michael B. Bray, 36 of Bronston, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office on two counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking-Firearm.
Daniel E. Dick, 68 of Science Hill, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, & Wanton Endangerment.
Jacob W. Lemaire, 23 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine & Marijuana.
Bradley N. Young, 45 of Ferguson, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Heroin.
They were lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
Joshua C. Walker, age 30, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, & Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's License.
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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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT 12/19/17

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.

 

It was a brief meeting, lasting less than 15 minutes.

 

Jordan Hamilton addressed the court concerning Gateway Park.  Hamilton has a niece with special needs and suggested they consider updating the park with a special needs area where all children could interact and play together.  He presented the court with information and pictures of parks in other cities that have designated areas of all inclusive play equipment.  Judge Randy Dial invited Hamilton to take another look at our city park. Dial said some new equipment had recently been installed in the form of an all inclusive seat on the swings, which provides back support, and that parents can be seated with the child. Judge Dial also also informed the court that some updates have been recently completed on the Community Center at Gateway Park.  New windows have been installed, an area of siding replaced, and some paint work done.

 

With no further business, the meeting was adjorned.

 

The next scheduled meeting date falls on New Year's Day, so the next meeting of the Fiscal Court will be held on January 15, 2018.

 

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ADAIR COUNTY INJURY ACCIDENT

 

On Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 the Adair County Sheriffs Office responded to the single vehicle accident with injuries 11 miles north of Columbia on Milltown Road. 

 

The accident happened when 17 year old Renita Vanarsdale of Columbia, KY lost control of her vehicle the vehicle traveled off the roadway striking a ditch and overturning. A passenger, 21 year old Brittany Murphy was treated on the scene and transported to T.J. Health Columbia for injuries sustained. The operator was not injured. 

 

Brandon Hitch is the investigating officer. He was assisted on the scene by Sheriff Harrison Moss.

 

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ADAIR COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD REPORT

 

The Adair County School Board met on Monday evening. Jim Leib has details:

 

https://ridingthewave.com/assets/uploads/AC%20School%20Bd%20%20dEC%2018.wav

 

 

 

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PULASKI CO. ACCIDENT 12/18/17

 

Sheriff Greg Speck

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office

P.O. Box 752 Somerset, Kentucky 42502

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

 

According to Sheriff Greg Speck, a two vehicle accident Monday morning, December 18, 2017 sent one victim to the hospital.


At approximately 8:04 AM deputies were dispatched to a 911 call of a two vehicle accident ten miles from Somerset on Highway 39.  Upon arrival at the scene, Captain Troy McLin found a single victim suffering from injuries sustained in the accident.


Preliminary investigation by Captain McLin found that Chinna L. Brummett, age 56 of Broadhead, Kentucky was southbound on Highway 39 in a 1998 Mercedes Benz automobile when she apparently lost control of her vehicle.  The vehicle then slid into the oncoming traffic after rotating 180 degrees striking a northbound vehicle head on with the rear of her vehicle.  Robert A. Luber, age 65 of Somerset, Kentucky was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Pickup truck northbound on Highway 39 when the accident occurred.


Mr. Luber was treated at the scene by personnel from the Pulaski County EMS and was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of his injuries.


Slick road conditions may have been a contributing factor in the cause of the accident.


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


Sheriff's units were assisted at the scene by volunteers of the Woodstock Fire Department.

 

 

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12 ADAIR COUNTIANS GRADUATE FROM LWC

 

By Mariah Stearns

Twelve Adair County residents recently graduated from Lindsey Wilson College.

The 12 area residents were among 340 students who received undergraduate or graduate degrees at the college's 106th commencement ceremony, held December 9th in Biggers Sports Center.

The 12 area residents who received degrees from Lindsey Wilson were:

  • Samantha Ballou of Columbia earned a bachelor of arts degree in sustainability & energy apps
  • Tyler Bennett of Columbia earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration
  • Natalie Bertram of Columbia earned a bachelor of science degree in biology
  • Martin Blakenship earned a bachelor of arts degree in sustainability & energy apps
  • Johnathon Burbridge of Columbia earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration
  • Cheyayne Coffey of Columbia earned a bachelor of arts degree in human services and counseling
  • Jacob Harris of Columbia earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration
  • Paul Holland of Columbia earned a bachelor of arts degree in human services and counseling
  • Crystal Kimbler of Columbia earned a bachelor of arts degree in human services and counseling
  • Hayley McQueary of Columbia earned a bachelor of arts degree in communication
  • Virginia Turner of Columbia earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration
  • Sarah Wheeler of Columbia earned a bachelor of arts degree in contract/multi-disciplinary

 

Members of the first half of the Lindsey Wilson College Class of 2017-18 were told Saturday morning to go forward with a "glass half-full" attitude because a positive perspective will shape the way they lead and adapt to change. 

Those were the words 45-year automotive industry veteran and LWC trustee James J. Pike delivered at the college's 106th commencement ceremony, held Saturday morning in Biggers Sports Center. 

"We were always looking for people in my companies with a "glass half-full" outlook," said Pike. "It was the people with a positive perspective that made the best leaders."

"Everyone has leadership qualities. You may not be using it yet but it is within you. Expand, grow and nurture your leadership potential because you will use it forever - in your family, business, community and faith. And you have taken the first step today by becoming a college graduate."

LWC awarded an honorary doctorate to Pike and posthumously, to local businessman and LWC trustee Robert Lewis Garrison who passed away suddenly in November. Lindsey Wilson awarded 340 degrees at this year's winter commencement - 196 undergraduate degrees and 144 graduate degrees. The winter class also included LWC's first graduates from the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

 

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2 FIRES IN ADAIR CO. ON SAT.; MOBILE HOME DESTROYED

 
 
The Adair County Fire Department responded to two separate fires over the weekend, including one that destroyed a mobile home. 
 
The first fire occurred at 76 Hawk Branch Road in the Millerfield community at 12:14 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 201. Upon arrival, the mobile home was totally engulfed in fire and was a total loss.  Property owners are Ryan and Shannon Fuller.  Fiteen firemen were on the scene for 2 hours.  A wood stove is believed to be the cause of the fire.
 
The second fire was a grass fire that occurred at 12:48 p.m. Saturday at 4448 Hwy 900 at property owned by Steve Gagalio. According to the press releaes, damage was minor and 3 firemen responded to the fire and were on the scene for 30 minutes.  
 

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ADAIR COUNTY CANDIDATES - UPDATED DEC. 18

 
ADAIR CO. RESIDENTS WHO HAVE FILE 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, Democrat
Ken Hill, Republican
Scotty Neat, Republican
Jordan A. Burton, Republican
 
SHERIFF:
Harrison Moss, Democrat, incumbent
Josh Brockman, Republican
Dallas Luttrell, Republican
 
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:
PARTISAN RACES: County Judge Exec., County Clerk, County Attorney, County PVA, County Surveyor, County Sheriff, County Coroner, all seven Magisterial seats, Circuit Court Clerk
 
NON-PARTISAN RACES: Columbia Mayor, City Council and two School Board Seats (Divisions 1 & 3).
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

 
Columbia Police arrested an Adair County man on Thursday, December 14, 2017 after a traffic stop.
 
CPD Ofc. Drew Conn conducted a stop on a 2007 Chevrolet on Young Street in Columbia at approx. 7:45pmCT. According to police, 24-year-old Justin Bledsoe, who was operating the vehicle, was under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Bledsoe was also found to be in possession of a handgun as well as methamphetamine.
 
Bledsoe was arrested by Ofc. Conn and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of:
 
  •  Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs
  •  Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon
  •  Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree Methamphetamine
 
Ofc. Jamie Cole and Deputy Derick Padgett assisted with the arrest.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 12/18/17

 

Zackary D. Montgomery, 23 of Kings Mountain, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500 (Auto & Farm Equipment). He was lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Michael J. Bradley, 31 of Somerset, KY arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Burglary-2nd Degree, & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.
 
Flora J. West, 39 of Somerset, KY arrested by Somerset Police for Theft by Unlawful Taking, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Robert N. Padgett, 32 of Somerset, KY arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Burglary-2nd Degree, & Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place-1st & 2nd Offense.
 
They were lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
Michelle M. Sears, age 35, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Controlled Substance (drug unspecified), Possession of Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Edward Wilkerson, age 50, arrested by Danville Police for Assault-3rd Degree (Police/Probation Officer), DUI (Aggravating Circumstance), No Registration Plates, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Sears and Wilkerson were lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN JAMESTOWN LIFTED

 

The Boil Water Advisory for Blair School Road in Jamestown has been lifted. You no longer have to boil your water.

 

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FIRE ON SANO ROAD IN ADAIR CO.

 

The Adair County Fire Department responded to an outbuilding/kennel fire at 5:38 am on Saturday, Dec 16th. Upon arrival, the structure was engulfed in flames. Property owners are Rodney and Jessica Walley.  The building was a total loss and 8 puppies also perished in the fire.  There were 17 firemen on the scene for an hour and a half.

 

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METCALFE CO. ACCIDENT RESULTS IN DRUG CHARGES

 

Edmonton, KY (December 15, 2017) Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle injury collision on Tompkinsville Road near the intersection of Cedar Flat Curtis Road on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at approximately 2:05 p.m.

 

Preliminary investigations indicate that 35 year-old Bobby Acree of Summer Shade, KY was operating a 2004 Hyundai traveling north on Tompkinsville Road when he drifted into the path of a 1988 Kenworth being driven by 31 year-old Terry Meredith of Columbia, KY.  Meredith’s truck and trailer overturned closing Tompkinsville Road for several hours. 

 

Meredith was wearing his seat belt at the time of collision and was not injured.  Acree and a passenger 24 year-old Mariah Tweedy of Summer Shade were not wearing their seat belts.  Acree was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

 

Tweedy was arrested by the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st, Drug Unspecified and lodged in the Barren County Jail.  Drugs are suspected to be a factor in the collision.

 

Officer First Class Casey Tooley is investigating and was assisted at the scene by Metcalfe County Sherriff’s’ Office and Fire Department, Summer Shade Fire Department, Metcalfe County EMS, Kentucky Highway Department and Bluegrass Cleanup.

 

 

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ADAIR COUNTY INDICTMENTS - DEC. 15

 

An Adair Co. Grand Jury has returned several indictments. Click on link to view the complete list. Indictments are legal accusations and do not determine guilt or innocence.

 

https://ridingthewave.com/assets/files/Adair-County-Indictments-NOV-15.pdf

 

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CASEY CO. INDICTMENTS 12/15/17

 

INDICTMENTS
Robert Douglas Young, 33 of Magnolia:  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Travis L. Luttrell, 34 of Liberty:  Burglary-2nd Degree; Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500); & two counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument-2nd Degree.
Jeffrey B. Johnson, 28 of Bradfordsville:  Bail Jumping-1st Degree; & Being a Persistent Felony Offender-1st Degree.
Emma M. Bailey, 29 of Liberty:  Bail Jumping-1st Degree; & Being a Persistent Felony Offender-2nd Degree.
We remind our listeners, an indictment is only a legal accusation, not an indicator of guilt.
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING DATE CHANGED

 

The Adair County school board meeting date has been changed to Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be considered a Special Called School Board Meeting due to date change.


 

AGENDA

                                                                           

**Meeting called to order**

 

***Dr. Stephens and Adair County Board Members will open the meeting with the

     Pledge of Allegiance***

 

**Recognition of new Handicapped Accessible Bus partially funded by WHAS

    Crusade for Children and recognition of Local Fire Departments**

                                         

  1.   APPROVAL OF AGENDA

  2.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA  
 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

  3.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  4.   APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT

  5.   APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF BILLS     

  6.   APPROVAL OF THREE BG-4 FORMS FOR ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

        VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTER ON HVAC

  7.   APPROVAL OF BG-4 FORM AND BG-5 FORM FOR DEMO OF OLD BUS GARAGE

        FUEL TANK

  8.   APPROVAL OF BG-4 FORM AND BG-5 FORM FOR ADAIR COUNTY PRIMARY

        CENTER PARKING LOT

  9.   APPROVAL OF BG-5 FORM FOR ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL VIRTUAL

        LEARNING CENTER

10.   APPROVAL OF PAY APPLICATION #1618-3 TO ALT32 FOR ADAIR COUNTY

        PRIMARY CENTER PARKING LOT

11.   APPROVAL OF PAY APPLICATION #5 TO BRI-DEN FOR ADAIR COUNTY HIGH

        SCHOOL ROOF

12.   APPROVAL OF 2018-2019 CALENDAR COMMITTEE

13.   APPROVAL TO DECLARE TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AS SURPLUS PROPERTY

14.   APPROVAL TO WAIVE FEES FOR USE OF ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

        CAFETERIA BY THE COLUMBIA - ADAIR COUNTY TOURISM COMMISSION

15.   APPROVAL OF ADMISSION RELEASE COMMITTEE (ARC) CHAIRPERSON AT

        ADAIR COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

16.   APPROVAL OF 2017-2018 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) WITH

        THE OFFICE OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COMMUNITY WORK

        TRANSITION PROGRAM

17.   APPROVAL OF SHORTENED SCHOOL DAY FOR STUDENTS

18.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION

 _________________________________________________________

 

REGULAR AGENDA

 

19.   SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

20.   PUBLIC COMMENTS

21.   APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Renae Smith     

22.   APPROVAL TO SELL FM SYSTEM FROM PHONAK TO RUSSELL COUNTY

        BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR A HEARING-IMPAIRED STUDENT – Anita Goode

23.   APPROVAL OF APPLICATION FOR AN ALTERNATIVE MODEL FOR SCHOOL-

        BASED DECISION MAKING AT ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOR 2017-2018

        SCHOOL YEAR – Troy Young

24.   ADJOURNMENT

 

 

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CASEY CO. INJURY COLLISION SENDS ONE TO THE HOSPITAL

 
Liberty, Ky. (December 15, 2017) – Tpr. Zachary Scott is investigating a collision that occurred on Friday, December 15, 2017 at approximately 12:50 AM EST on KY 837 in Casey County.  31-year-old Christopher C. Bennett, of Waynesburg, was operating a northbound 2003 Mercury Mountaineer when the vehicle dropped off the right shoulder causing Bennett to lose control of the vehicle.  The vehicle jumped a culvert and overturned.  
 
Bennett was transported to Ephraim McDowell in Danville for non life threatening injuries.  Tpr. Scott was assisted by Casey County EMS and the North Casey County Fire Department.   
 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE INDUSTRY "CLARCOR" CLOSING

 

Big Dawg news has learned that numerous people will lose their jobs after Clacor on Columbia Highway 55 in Campbellsville will close it's Taylor County location. The company will close in February, 2018 according to sources. 

Clarcor makes air filters. Stay tuned to 99.9 The BIG DAWG and 92.7 the WAVE for more details.

 

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2 ADAIR COUNTY RESIDENTS AND 1 TAYLOR CO. RESIDENT ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

Kelly M. Smothers, age 37 of Columbia, KY arrested by the Marion Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off.
 
Jamie D. Mann, age 44 of Campbellsville, KY arrested by the Russell Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine.
 
April D. Morrow, age 35 of Columbia, KY arrested by the Adair Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-Methaphetamine.
 
All three were lodged in the Casey Co. Jail & are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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DEADLY ACCIDENT IN ADAIR CO. CLAIMS TWO LIVES

 
Columbia Police investigated a 3-vehicle collision this afternoon (Thursday) that resulted in the deaths of an Adair County man and a Russell County man; A third person is in critical condition.
 
 On Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at approximately 12:55pmCT, Columbia Police received a dispatch from Adair County 911 to respond to KY 80 East (Russell Springs Road). Officers were responding to a 3-vehicle collision with at least one patient entrapped. The preliminary investigation indicates that Jimmie Bennett, age 74 of Columbia, KY was traveling west on KY 80 in a 2010 Hyundai Sonata when he struck a 2000 Ford van being operated by 49 year old Micheal Bush of Columbia, KY in the rear of the auto. Bennett’s vehicle then crossed into the east bound lane of traffic where it was involved in a secondary collision in which it was struck in the drivers side of the vehicle by a 2016 GMC operated by 80-year-old Paul Banks of Russell Springs and his passenger 60-year-old Dwight D. Banks also of Russell Springs. 
 
Jimmie Bennett was pronounced dead at the scene by Adair Co. Coroner Todd Akin.  Micheal Bush, Paul Banks and Dwight Banks were all treated at the scene and transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair County EMS. Micheal Bush was treated and released. Paul Banks was flown by helicopter via Air Methods to University of KY Hospital in Lexington where he is listed in critical condition.  Dwight Banks was flown by helicopter via Air Evac to University of KY but was forced to make a landing due to the patients condition becoming severely unstable at Casey County Hospital. Banks succumbed to his injuries shortly after landing and was pronounced deceased. 
 
KY 80 remained shut down for approximately 2 hours while the scene was being investigated. CPD Sgt Gary Roy is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by Sgt. Jr Murphy.   
 
Responding agencies were the Columbia Police Department, Columbia Adair County Fire Department and Adair EMS. 
 
 
 
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED IN FONTHILL AREA-RUSSELL COUNTY

The boil water advisory on highway 80 and 76 in the Fonthill area of Russell County has been lifted. 

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PULASKI CO. TRACTOR-TRAILER ACCIDENT

 

Sheriff Greg Speck

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office

P.O. Box 752 Somerset, Kentucky 42502

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

December 13, 2017


Sheriff Greg Speck reports that deputies were dispatched to a 911 call of a single vehicle injury accident near the intersection of Highway 461 and East Highway 80 at 2:50 AM Wednesday, December 13, 2017.


Upon arrival at the scene near Jack's Grocery on the south side of the intersection of 461 and East 80, Deputy Marcus Harrison found a semi tractor-trailer some 800 feet off the roadway in a tree line near the grocery store.  The driver of the truck was located 30 yards from the wreckage in the woods adjacent to the scene of the accident.


Cassie French-Blash, age 34 of Temple Texas was the operator of the semi tractor- trailer.  He complained of hypothermia, chest and abdominal pains and was treated at the scene by Pulaski County EMS personnel.


Preliminary investigation by Deputy Harrison indicated that the tractor-trailer was southbound on Highway 461 at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at the intersection with East Highway 80.  The vehicle proceeded across both lanes of Highway 80 and travelled up the hill near Jack's Grocery where it was stopped by large pine trees behind the store.


Mr. French was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment.  The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.


Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Shopville Volunteer Fire Department and Trooper Adam Childress of the KSP.

 

 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

An Adair Co. man was arrested on drug charges earlier this week after an altercation.
 
On  Monday, Dec.12, 2017 at approximately 7:30pmCT, Columbia Police Officers Jamie Cole and Josh Brockman were dispatched to a reported altercation on Miller Street in Columbia involving two males fighting. Upon arrival, officers located parties involved and during investigation of the complaint it was found that Lewis Bardin age 37 of Columbia was in possession of methamphetamine as well as multiple used syringes. 
 
Bardin was arrested by CPD Ofc. Cole  on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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WATER WILL BE SHUT OFF THURS. ON HWY 379 IN JAMESTOWN FOR REPAIRS

 

 

From the Jamestown Water Dept.: 

 

The water service on Hwy 379 at Blair Schoolhouse Road and all side roads will be shut off at 8amCT on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 for repairs. The water dept. was originally going to shut it off today, but had to postpone until Thursday. When the water is turned back on, the Jamestown Water Dept. will issue a Boil Water Advisory.

 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY - HWY EAST 80 RUSSELL COUNTY

 

A Boil Water Advisory has been issued today (Wednesday) at Highway East 80 from the Hwy 76 and Hwy 80 intersection, down to the county line and the sides roads of which were without water due to a waterline tie-in at the Fonthill area where new road is going in. This boil water is in effect until further notice. Remember to boil water for at least 3 minutes before using for drinking and cooking. 

 

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TAYLOR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT ROGER COOK WILL RETIRE

 

Taylor County School Superintendent Roger Cook has announced that he will be retiring from Taylor County School District. Cook will retire at the end of June, 2018.

 

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PULASKI CO. DRUG ROUNDUP

 

 

 

 

A 6- month joint investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force has resulted in a countywide drug roundup that began at 7AM on Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Officers from various law enforcement agencies divided up into teams early this morning in search of approximately 48 individuals wanted on Pulaski County District Warrants and Grand Jury Indictments for various drug offenses.  The majority of drug offenses were for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree.


Individuals arrested in today's roundup were processed at the Hal Rogers Fire Training Center and transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center by Pulaski County Jail staff.


Sheriff Speck stated that his office will continue the aggressive pursuit of those individuals involved in the illegal drug trade in Pulaski County.

 

 

Arrested were:

 

  • Craig Castle, Age 32, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Cocaine)
  • Chelsea McGowan, Age 27, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine)
  • Connie Dabney, Age 42, Somerset, Cultivation of Marijuana, 5 or more plants
  • Brandon Bray, Age 33, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (4 counts)
  • Tony Hicks, Age 48, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)
  • Joshua Akin, Age 28, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
  • Tyler Rose, Age 25, Whitley City, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
  • Blake Tuttle, Age 25, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Promoting Contraband 1st Degree
  • Jeremy Hatfield, Age 34, Bronston, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
  • James Fultz, Age 29, Somerset, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
  • Ronnie Miller, Age 47, Somerset, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Tampering with Physical Evidence
  • Nicole Wilson, Age 35, Nancy, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified); Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)
  • Delmer Watson, Age, 39, Corbin, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
  • Priscilla Bullock, Age 29, Eubank, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Heroin)
  • Jason Church, Age 45, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)
  • Codie Marcum, Age 25, Nancy, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
  • Robert Coffey, Age 35, Faubush, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Heroin)
  • Austin Hill, Age 22, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
  • Mindy Polston , Age 25, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
  • Paul Chapman Jr., Age 28, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Persistent Felony Offender 2nd
  • Chaderic Molden, Age 37, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)
  • Carl Creech, Age 58, Burnside, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense (Drug Unspecified)
  • Rachel Casada, Age37, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Heroin)
  • Justin Ridner, Age 27, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)
  • John Rice, Age 63, Faubush, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified) (2 counts)
  • Aimee Stone, Age 41, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)
  • Georgina Carrender, Age 51, Bronston, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
  • Gordon Cowan, Age 49, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts)
  • Angela Sexton, Age 47, Bronston, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified) (2counts)
  • Ashley Grundy, Age 31, Pine Knot, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense; Promoting Contraband 1st Degree
  • Lashaunda Dumphford, Age 32, Bronston, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
  • George Johnson, AKA Buddy Gilmore, Age 54, Bronston, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (3 counts)
  • Ludwig Schmitt Jr., Age 49, Monticello, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Persistent Felony Offender 2nd
  • Keith Taylor, Age 44, Bronston, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Persistent Felony Offender 2nd
  • Ricky Bell, Age 57, Monticello, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Persistent Felony Offender 2nd
  • Gary Dunagan, Age 58, Bronston, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (3 counts)
  • Natasha Searight, Age 51, Monticello, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)
  • Ronnie McCallister, Age 48, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts)
  • Jean Morgan, Age 47, Bronston, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
  • Anthony Ingram, Age 55, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts); Persistent Felony Offender 1st
  • Sherry Gilmore, Age 42, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts); Persistent Felony Offender 2nd
  • Courtney Coffey, Age 27, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts); Persistent Felony Offender 2nd
  • James Scott Cowan, Age 50, Monticello, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Persistent Felony Offender 2nd
  • Bradley Hall, Age 36, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts)
  • Tyler Pitman, Age 20, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts)
  • Gara Bolin, AKA Gara Sherwood, Age 36, Nancy, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts)
  • Daulton Williamson, Age 22, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)

 

 

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POWER OUTAGE IN CASEY COUNTY

 

Power outage reported on KY 1859 (Chicken Gizzard Road) in Casey Co. 

 

A listener reports the power went out shortly before 5am this morning. Crews are working on restoring power as quickly as possible.

 

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ADAIR CO. INJURY COLLISION

 
Columbia, Ky. (December 12, 2017) – Tpr. Allen Shirley is investigating a collision that occurred on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at approximately 5:10 PM CST 9 miles east of Columbia on KY 80.  
 
66-year-old Edward Irvin of Russell Springs, KY was operating an eastbound Chevy Colorado when the vehicle left the right side of the roadway, struck a rock wall and overturned.  Mr. Irvin was transported to TJ Health Columbia and treated for non life threatening injuries.  
 
Tpr. Shirley was assisted at the scene by Adair County EMS and Fire Dept.  
 

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DEER IN THE ROAD CAUSES VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN TAYLOR COUNTY TUESDAY

 

A Lebanon, KY woman was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Taylor county after the vehicle she was riding in swerved to miss a deer in the roadway. 

 

According to Taylor County Sheriff Deputy Branden Wilson's investigation, Ruth D. Garrett, 61, of Campbellsville, KY was driving east on Saloma Road just before 6:00 am ET Tuesday. Garrett was driving a 2016 Kia about five miles west of Campbellsville when she lost control of the vehicle after swerving to miss a deer in the road. The vehicle left the right side of the road, struck a fence and a utility pole. 

 

A passenger, 29-year-old Destine E Garrett of Lebanon was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by CTCEMS for non-life threatening injuries. Garrett was not injured.

 

Deputy Wilson was assisted on the scene by Campbellsville Fire/Rescue and EMS.

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL-OCCUPATIONAL TAX HEARING

 

It was a packed house at the Liberty City Hall yesterday as residents and business owners attended a special hearing concerning the proposed 1% Occupational Tax.
 
The Tax was discussed at great length. The general consensus being that the tax is not welcome.
 
Mayor Steven Brown will now move to hold a work session to discuss the numerous concerns of the public and try to redraft the tax ordinance in hopes of making it more acceptable.
 
A Special Called meeting of City Council will then be held for the 2nd Vote.
 
Casey County is currently one of only a dozen communities in the state without some form of Occupational Tax.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA DRUG ARRESTS 12/12/17

 

Roy G. McClure, 27 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (pills). He was lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Derrick A. Hicks, age 20, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Criminal Mischief, DUI, Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Insurance, and several traffic infractions. 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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2 R.S. MEN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES

 
 
A vehicle-stop by Deputy Evan Burton just before 7:00 p.m. Sunday led to the arrest of two Russell Springs men on felony drug charges.
 
Deputy Burton’s investigation resulted in the arrest of James E. Robinson, 50, on charges of Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Tampering with Physical Evidence. A second passenger in the vehicle, 35-year-old Samuel E. Wilson was taken into custody on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth) and Possession of Marijuana.
 
 
 

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INDIANA TEEN CHARGED IN RUSSELL CO. BURGLARY

 

 

An Indiana youth has been charged with burglarizing Wolf Creek Marina over the weekend.

Video surveillance revealed the rear door of the marina was entered by a lone perpetrator late Saturday night with several hundred dollars worth of merchandise stolen.

An investigation by Lt. David Cain with the Russell County Sheriff’s Department determined the identity of the burglar. After contact was made with the young man’s father, he was brought in for questioning and the stolen merchandise was returned.

The 16-year-old is being charged in Russell Juvenile Court with Burglary 3rd Degree & Theft by Unlawful Taking. He was released to his parents pending further court action.

 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING DEC. 12

 
 
 
The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in the Adair Annex basement meeting room.
 
 
AGENDA
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
 
Announcements 
                                 
1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES      
A.) November 14, 2017 Regular
B.) November 28, 2017 Special
       
3. DISBURSEMENTS
 
4. REPORTS  
A.)  SHERIFF'S REPORT
B.)  JAIL REPORT
C.)  ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT 
D.)  G.R.A.S. REPORT 
E.)  COMMITTEE REPORTS
          
5. TREASURER’S REPORT-MOTION TO RECEIVE
6. BUDGET AMENDMENTS 
7. BUDGET TRANSFERS
8.  COURT ORDERS
9.  READING OF ROADS
 
10. ACTION  ITEMS:
  • Sheriff – Annual Order Setting Maximum Amount for Deputies
  • Approval of Sheriff 2018 Budget as a whole
  • Approval of Sheriff Advancement Bond
  • Clerk – Annual Order Setting Maximum Amount for Deputies
  • Approval of Clerk 2018 Budget as a whole
  • Approval  Marker in from of tree in remembrance of Bro. Payne
  • Amendment to Admin Code – Holidays – 2nd Reading
  • Amendment to Admin Code – Sick Time – 2nd Reading
 
                                                                                                                             
11.  OTHER BUSINESS
12.  PUBLIC COMMENTS
13.  ADJOURN
 
This meeting is open to the public 
 

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ONE INJURED IN TWO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN TAYLOR COUNTY FRIDAY

 

 

A Campbellsville woman was injured Friday in a traffic crash in Taylor County.

 

According to Deputy Dickie Benningfield's investigation, Douglas Williams, 54 of Campbellsville was stopped at the intersection of Stoner Creek Road and Highway 70 in a 2006 Kenworth hauling diesel fuel. When Williams pulled out having failed to notice a 2007 Chevy Cobalt driven by 18-year-old Alicia Ellsworth of Campbellsville. Ellsorth did not have time to stop before making contact with the truck and was injured in the accident. 

 

Ellsworth was treated at the scene by Taylor County EMS and transported to Taylor Regional Hospital with injuries to her arms and legs.  She was treated and released. Deputy Brandon Wilson and TAylor County Fire and Rescue assisted on scene.

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
The Boil Water Advisory in Russell County that included Jamestown St., Old Columbia Rd., Gentry Mill Rd., Rose St., Shepherd Drive and all areas that were without water, has been lifted.
 

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2 R.C. BROTHERS ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
An investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest Friday afternoon of two Jamestown brothers on felony drug trafficking charges.
 
Sheriff Clete McAninch & Deputies executed a Search Warrant at 172 Fox Point Road at 3:00 p.m. resulting in the arrests of Phillip Bernard, 55, and Ricky D. Bernard, 54, on charges of Trafficking in Marijuana Over 8 Ounces, Less Than 5 Pounds, enhanced by a firearm, a Class “C” Felony and Tampering With Physical Evidence, a Class “D” Felony.
 
Both were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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R.S. MAN INJURED IN 2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 
A two vehicle crash just before noon Friday seriously injured a young Russell Springs man.
 
The preliminary investigation determined John Curtis Robertson, 19, lost control of the 1990 Nissan pickup he was operating westbound on Mt. Pleasant Road resulting in the truck colliding head-on with a 2007 GMC Yukon being driven by Jason Austin Flatt, 19, of Russell Springs. Flatt had one passenger, 18 year-old Grayson Tea Pennington, also of Russell Springs.
 
Robertson was treated at the scene by Russell County EMS personnel and then transported to a “landing zone” coordinated by the Jamestown Fire Department just north of the KY 379 & KY 92 intersection. He was airlifted by PHI Air Medical to the U.K. Medical Center for treatment of multiple injuries.
 
Flatt and Pennington were checked out at the scene by Russell County EMS personnel but declined transportation to a medical facility.
 

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MARION CO. INJURY COLLISION

  

Columbia, Ky. (December 9, 2017) – Tpr. Daniel Forbis is investigating a collision that occurred Saturday at approximately 6:00 PM EST on US 0068 at the Taylor/Marion County line.  30-year-old Casey Sears of Bowling Green, KY was operating an eastbound 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis when the car crossed a patch of black ice causing Sears to lose control and cross into the path of a westbound 2007 Chrysler operated by 29-year-old Sommer Smith of Frankfort, KY.  The two vehicles collided causing the Mercury to catch fire.  

 

Sears was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where he was treated for non life threatening injuries.  Smith and two passengers were transported to Springview Hospital where they were transported for non life threatening injuries.  All occupants were wearing seatbelts. 

 

Tpr. Forbis was assisted at the scene by the Taylor County Fire and Rescue, Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS, Lebanon Fire Department, Marion County Fire and Rescue, Marion County EMS and Sheriff's Department.

 

 

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ADAIR CO. WOMAN INJURED AFTER HITTING ICY SPOT

 

The Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle accident with injuries on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway, seven miles east of Columbia.
 

The accident happened when 61 year old Pamela Kermeen of Columbia, KY was traveling west on the parkway and her vehicle hit an icy spot on the Russell Creek bridge, causing her vehicle to cross the guardrail into the east bound traffic. The vehicle came to rest in the center median.

 

Adair County EMS treated Mrs. Kermeen on the scene and transported her to T.J. Health Columbia for injuries sustained.

 

Deputy Brandon Hitch from the Adair County Sheriffs Office is the investigating officer. He was assisted on the scene by Columbia Police Officer Drew Conn.






 

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CONGRESSMAN COMER HONORS SUE STIVERS IN WASHINGTON

 
First District Congressman James Comer recognized Columbia resident Sue Stivers on the House floor this week in Washington. Congressman Comer honored her for work with the Cooperative Extension Service and throughout the community. "She’s not only helped local businesses thrive as the Executive Director of the Adair County Chamber of Commerce, but is involved in one of the main components of life in the area, Lindsey Wilson College," said Congressman Comer.
 
To hear Comer's comments, click on following link:
 
 

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WATER MAIN BREAK IN R.C.; BOIL WATER ADVISORY ISSUED

 

Russell Springs Water Department reports a water main break this morning on Gentry Mill Rd. The water department had to shut down the water for a time to repair and now a boil water advisory is in effect for Gentry Mill Rd and a secion of Old Columbia Road in Russell County. Until further notice boil all water used for drinking and cooking bringing the water to a boil for at least three minutes before using.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS 12/8/17

 

Julie P. Cowan, 42 of Ferguson, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-Cocaine.
 
Matthew C. Tunnat, 26 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Aaron W. Gleason, 28 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-Heroin & Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Possession of Controlled Substance-drug unspecified, Careless Driving, & Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.
 
Victoria A. Bolin, 31 of Burnside, arrested by KSP for Careless Driving, No Seat Belts, No Registration, No Insurance, License to be in Possession, DUI-1st Off, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance-drug unspecified.
 
Brandon L. Watkins, 32 of Ferguson, arrested by Somerset Police for No Registration Plates, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving on a Suspende/Revoked Operator's License, No Insurance, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of Police Radio, Theft of Identity, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, and on a Warrant for Parole Violation.
 
All were lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
 
Dallas B. Carlton, age 24, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Chadwich J. Abbot, age 34, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Unlawful Transaction with a Minor (Illegal Sex Act, victim under 16), Use of Electronic Communications to Procure a Peace Officer posing as a Minor for Sex.
 
Both were lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING DEC. 11

AGENDA

RUSSELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT

FISCAL COURT MEETING

DECEMBER 11, 2017

6:00 P.M.

 

The Russell Co. Fiscal Court will meet on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at 6pmCT.

 

AGENDA

  • WELCOME, PLEDGE & OPENING PRAYER
  • MINUTES
  • PAY BILLS
  • DETENTION CENTER REPORT
  • TREASURER’S MONTHLY SETTLEMENT REPORT
  • AE TRANSFERS & APPROVAL OF END OF QUARTER AE TRANSFERS AS NEEDED
  • 2nd READING BUDGET AMENDMENT 17-07
  • 1st READING BUDGET AMENDMENT 17-08
  • 2018 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
  • INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH WAYNE COUNTY FISCAL COURT
  • RC SHERIFF – AMEND DEPUTIES MAXIMUM SALARIES FOR 2017 BUDGET
  • RC SHERIFF – 2018 BUDGET, SALARY SCHEDULE & STATE ADVANCEMENT
  • RC CLERK –2018 BUDGET & SALARY SCHEDULE
  • TOURISM BOARD APPOINTMENTS
  • EXTENSION BOARD APPOINTMENTS
  • UPDATE ADMIN CODE – DATA BREACH POLICY
  • ROAD CLOSURE – PORTION OF WOMACK ROAD
  • ADJOURN 

 

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CONGRESSMAN COMER ANNOUNCES CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE WINNERS

 
WASHINGTON – Congressman James Comer (KY-01) recognizes Christian Berry and Austin Fitzgerald for winning the First District 2017 Congressional App challenge.
 
Berry and Austin are students at Campbellsville High School. Their winning app called, “Balls vs. Aliens and Spikes,” will be displayed in the Capitol for a year. 
 
“It’s great to see such imaginative students in the First Congressional District. Christian and Austin are a great example of the ingenuity and brilliance of many students across the district. I congratulate these two on creating an app that requires such creativity and precise coding. Technology is vital to this district, state and country, and competitions like these are important for our country in the future,” said Congressman Comer.
 
“Christian and Austin have shown substantial growth in not just coding skills, but also in problem solving and critical thinking and have learned how to work collaboratively with their peers.  These real-life skills will ensure their success in the future and possibly a career in Computer Science where many jobs are currently going unfilled.  Thanks to the organizers of the Congressional App Challenge for recognizing and encouraging our students,” said Sonya Kessler, teacher at Campbellsville Independent Schools. 
 
The Congressional App Challenge was created to help promote interest in STEM skills, abilities that are imminently important to the future of the United States. The competition is open to high school students across the first district. For more information on the 2018 competition, you can visit comer.house.gov.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN RUSSELL CO.

 
A boil water advisory is in effect in Russell County due to a water line break in the area of Jamestown Street and  Hwy 379 until further notice. Boil your water for at least 3 minutes before using for drinking & cooking.
 

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SCAM ALERT

 

Sheriff Greg Speck

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office

December 7, 2017


 


SCAM ALERT!!  Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck warns the residents of Pulaski County of a Scam that has affected some members of our community.


Individuals, identifying themselves as officials of Publishers Clearing House, are calling victims and advising them that they are the winner of large sums of cash and/or automobiles.  The victim is then instructed to send a money order or gift card to cover the taxes and expenses associated with transferring the gift they have won.


Sheriff Speck advises the public "do not send money, personal information or anything of value to these individuals!"


Since this scam is targeting the elderly, the Sheriff encourages families to discuss how to handle this type of call with their elderly relatives before becoming victims.  Since many of these scam operations are located outside the continental US, prosecution or recovery of the victim's money is very difficult.  Don't make losing money to a Scammer a "learning experience" for you or a family member.

 

 

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RECENT ARRESTS 12/7/17

 

John E. Williamson Jr., 31 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Co. Sheriff's Office for Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, DUI-1st Off, No Insurance.
He was lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Winston E. Hall, 23 of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine).
Jonathan R. Gross, 35 of Eubank, arrested by Somerset Police for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, & Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
They were lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
Jordon C. Campbell, age 26, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Unlawful Transaction w/a Minor (Illegal Sex Act, victim uner 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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PULASKI CO. MAN CHARGED WITH CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OFFENSES

 
SOMERSET, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2017) — On December 5, 2017, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Derek R. George, 73, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.
 
George was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.  
 
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Somerset on December 5, 2017. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing. 
 
George is currently charged with 10 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and one count of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, 1st offense. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. 
 
He was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 

Lifted: 12/7/17 at 10:15a.m.
 
As of 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017, the boil water advisory for 424 Wain St., Oak St., Ashley Court, Edna Dr., and 401-581 Oak St. has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia Office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.
 
 
 

Date Issued: 12/6/17

Time Issued: 8:52 a.m.

 

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District starting at 424 WAIN ST., Oak St., Ashley Court, Edna Dr., 401-581 Oak St. The advisory has been issued due to main line break.

 

Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bring the water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes before using.

 

The 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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A.C. JAYCEES SAY THANK YOU - URGE PICKUP OF AUCTION ITEMS

 

The Adair County Jaycee’s would like to thank everyone who helped with the 2017 Adair County Jaycee’s Radio Auction. This includes the media, people and businesses that donated items and everyone who purchased items. The Jaycee’s would like to remind bid winners they need to go by Flowers N Things, 310 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY to pay for their items. 

 

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MOTORCYCLE VS VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN CAMPBELLSVILLE RESULTS IN ONE ARREST

 
A 2-vehicle accident on Monday evening in Campbellsville resulted in the arrest of one driver for DUI.
 
On Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at 7:43pmET, 19-year-old Landon Chase Thomas of Campbellsville, KY was attempting to turn onto Water Tower Bypass off Roberts Road when he pulled into the path of a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle operated by James Taylor, 55, of Campbellsville, KY. 
 
Thomas and a passenger, 23-year-old Danielle Collison of Summersville, KY were not injured. James Taylor was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville-Taylor Co. EMS for treatment of minor injuries. 
 
Taylor was charged with DUI 2nd offense, No Registration and No Insurance. He was lodged in the Taylor Regional Detention Center after being treated for his injuries.
 
Taylor Co. Deputies Tim Coppage and Dickie Benningfield investigated the accident.
 

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TAYLOR CO. ACCIDENT SENDS T.C. TEEN TO LOUISVILLE HOSPITAL

 
A 1-vehicle accident on Tuesday evening resulted in a Taylor Co. juvenile being flown to a Louisville hospital.
 
The Taylor Co. Sheriff’s Dept. investigated the single vehicle injury accident that occurred at 7:32pmET.  A 17-year-old  female juvenile was traveling south on Davis Road, operating a 2008 Suzuki. The driver stated the vehicle left the roadway to the right, overcorrected, crossed over the opposing lane and struck a tree head-on. 
 
A male juvenile passenger was flown from the scene to Kosair Children’s Hospital with an apparent broken leg. The driver and another passenger were not injured. 
 
Taylor Co. Deputy Mark Dicken investigated the accident . Taylor Co. EMS and Taylor Co. Fire Dept. responded and assisted on scene.
 

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BOYLE CO. FATAL FIRE

 

A Boyle County woman is dead after her home caught fire early Monday morning.

 

It happened on Old Hustonville Road, just south of Danville. Firefighters say the fire broke out just before 1 a.m. Monday in the basement, before moving upstairs to the rest of the house. One woman died in the fire. The Boyle Co. coroner identified her as 64-year-old Gerri Compton. She was found in a bedroom at the back of the house. Compton’s body was taken to Frankfort for an autopsy. No foul play is suspected.

 

KSP is still investigating the cause of the fire.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 12/5/17

 

Ronnie B. Rogers, 36 of Junction City, arrested by KSP for Burglary-3rd Deg, & Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500.
He was loged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Nathan E. Ball, age 30, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Deg (drug unspecified), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container, & Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg (drug unspecified). 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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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT 12/5/17

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session last night.
 
Captain Chuck Dorman, of the Casey County Rescue Squad briefed the court on an equipment grant. This will be the first grant for the Rescue Squad since 2007, and will be used to replace protective clothing. The new gear will help reduce heat stress on the men, and greatly reduce entanglement issues, among other benefits. The grant was requested through Kentucky Emergency Management in the amount of nearly $8,600. The grant was awarded for 80%, with the rescue squad matching 20%. The total amount received is nearly $6,900 and will be used to purchase 12 sets of gear. This will be a pass through grant, meaning the funds will come to the Fiscal Court, then onto the rescue squad. Judge Executive Randy Dial asked for authorization in advance to sign over the grant agreement upon arrival. The motion was approved by unanimous vote.
 
The fiscal court went into executive session for about 15-20 minutes to discuss the future aquisition of property. No action was taken in that session.
 
In E-911 Business, Judge Dial asked for a motion to advertise for bids on a new Communications tower. The current 275 foot tower has been deemed unsafe to climb. Other options were explored, such as leasing space on current cellular towers, however, those towers were nearly half as tall. Thanks to a grant of nearly $100,000, the dispatch center has mostly all new equipment. With the hilly terrain of Casey County, Judge Dial asserted that even with the best equipment, our communications may still be lacking. The motion to advertise for bids on a new 300 foot tower to be built was approved by unanimous vote.
 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

The Columbia City Council met on Monday evening. Jim Lieb has details.

 

 

 

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ADAIR CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE MAKES DRUG ARRESTS

 
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Monday, December 4, 2017 after a lengthy investigation, a search warrant was obtained and six arrests were made at 31 L. Hancock Road in Adair County. 
 
Arrested were: 48 year old Robbie Burton, 39 year old Richard Bernard, 32 year old Brandon Jones, 32 year old Brittany Stone, 29 year old Felicia Woolridge and 38 year old Janet Bulington all of Columbia, KY.  Robbie Burton and Brandon Jones also had outstanding bench warrants from Adair County. 
 
All were charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Daraphernalia and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. 
 
Deputy Justin Cross is the lead investigator. He was assisted by Sheriff Harrison Moss and all Deputies from the Adair County Sheriff's Office.
 

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KSP ACTIVITY REPORT FOR DEC. 2017

 
During the month of November 2017, there were 28 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 four fatal collisions during the month of November in the Post 15 area.
 
Bobby L. Veatch, 46 years old of Taylor Co KY was killed on 11/02/17 in Taylor Co KY
Franceda K. Mudd, 64 years old of Green Co KY was killed on 11/20/17 in Green Co KY
Joseph L. Galloway, 58 years old of Casey Co KY was killed on 11/25/17 in Casey Co KY
Linda K. Comer, 29 years old of Green Co KY was killed on 11/29/17 in Green Co KY
 
This brings our yearly fatality count to 23 compared with 31 through this same period in 2016.
 
During the month of November 2017, there were 1082 citations written, 237 courtesy notices written, 1164 vehicles inspected, 682 complaints answered, 70 motorists assisted, 54 criminal cases opened and 185 criminal arrests made.
 

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ACCIDENT ON WHITE OAK CHURCH ROAD IN ADAIR CO.

 

KSP Sgt. Morris Farris is investigating a collision that occurred on Monday, December 4, 2017 on White Oak Church Road, in Adair County.
 
Tpr. Zachary Scott was operating a southbound 2015 Dodge Charger when he met a northbound 2011 Nissan Versa on a hill crest and collided driver side to driver side. Both vehicles were damaged. 
 
The operator of the Nissan, 24-year-old Tiana Feese, of Columbia, KY, and two passengers in her vehicle were wearing seatbelts. Ms. Feese sustained minor injuries but was not treated. 
 
Tpr. Scott was also belted and was taken to Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY, where he was treated and released.
 

 

PHOTO COURTESY OF BETH HOLMES WITH ADAIR CO. COMMUNITY VOICE

 

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LEGISLATIVE TIP LINE TO REPORT WRONGDOING

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (December 4, 2017) – Today, Reps. Ken Fleming, R-Louisville, and Rep. Kim Moser, R-Taylor Mill, filed a bill to create the Legislative Tip Line to confidentially report wrongdoing within the legislature, including harassment, discrimination, ethical or official misconduct, theft, and fraud. The tip line, created by B.R. 346, would be directly administrated by the Legislative Ethics Commission, which would have authority to investigate complaints against members of the General Assembly, employees of the legislature, legislative agents, and any other person interacting with members of the General Assembly or employees of the legislature. 
 
“In the wake of an ongoing investigation of a sexual harassment complaint in the Kentucky Legislature and a groundswell of complaints around the country, the need for a process to report complaints to an independent party is crystal clear,” said Rep. Fleming, who has been a leader on similar efforts in the past, notably during his tenure as a Louisville Metro Councilman. 
 
On Friday, a report that was commissioned by the House Republican Caucus was released that detailed procedural improvements concerning human relations practices surrounding the reporting of alleged wrongdoing. The report outlined items to be implemented, which will create some long-term solutions to flaws that currently exist in the process. As a result of the report, House Speaker Pro Tem David Osborne requested a recommendation on legislation before February 15, 2018, with the intent to pass before the legislature adjourns sine die on April 15.
 
“The measures suggested by the firm who issued the report will take necessary steps to improve the reporting process internally, and over the long-haul,” said Rep. Moser. “But the passage of this bill to create the Legislative Tip Line will be an immediate resource for anybody who is pressed to report serious wrongdoing within the legislature. This is a starting point. Rep. Fleming and I anticipate building on this through our work on the Ethics Reform Task Force, which we will be chairing. We must take action swiftly to correct any shortcomings that currently exist in the process.” 
 
B.R. 346 would require the Legislative Ethics Commission to ensure the tip line telephone number is available to employees, and accessible 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. Within two hours of receiving a compliant, the executive director of the commission will review the complaint, and will have 24 hours to notify the alleged perpetrator of the complaint and the allegations. Within 30 days of receipt of a complaint and the ensuing investigation, involving interviewing the complainant and perpetrator, the commission’s staff would give a status of the complaint to the commission’s Board and the Director of LRC, including those complaints that were resolved. However, should the commission determine the complaint is not resolved, the commission’s enforcement counsel shall file a complaint under KRS 6.686(1)(a). Should the commission determine a complaint is beyond its jurisdiction, it would be referred to another state or federal agency. 
 
Currently, complaints made by employees of the Legislative Research Commission are reported to the same body that investigates, and which reports to legislative leadership officers. As a result, there is no involvement by an independent, third-party with the ability to level disciplinary actions against any party. 
 
“This bill is part of a proactive approach to solve a serious issue,” said Fleming. “By implementing a new reporting system, with an independent agency, the process becomes more user-friendly and gives potential victims an avenue to truly address any wrongdoing, with an end goal of stopping any type of harassment culture that might exist in the Kentucky Legislature.” Other public and private organizations use a tip line such as New York State, City of Portland, Louisville Metro Government, Atlanta Public Schools, and many companies.
 
Employees who file complaints via the Legislative Tip Line will be protected from reprisal, including threats and the use of influence to discourage or interfere with any complaint. Annually, the commission will be required to publish a summary of complaints and distribute it to the members of the commission, the director of the commission, each member of the Legislative Research Commission, and the director of the Legislative Research Commission.  
 

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COMMODITIES AVAILABLE TO RUSSELL COUNTY RESIDENTS DEC. 7

 
Commmodities will be available Thursday, December 7, 2017 11 am - 1pm to Russell County residents.
 
Judge Gary D. Robertson and the Russell County Fiscal Court in conjunction with the Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland (@KnockOutHunger) program will be giving out commodities at the Russell County Rescue Squad Building 11 am - 1 pm ct Thursday or until all commodities are given away.
 
For more information please contact the office of Russell County Judge/Executive Gary D. Robertson at 270-343-2112.
 

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CAVE CITY TEEN DIES AFTER UTV ACCIDENT IN ADAIR COUNTY

 

Tpr. Levi Scott is investigating the death of 19-year-old Summer Piercy, of Cave City, KY. Ms. Piercy was pronounced dead by the Adair County Coroner at the scene of an ATV collision that occurred on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at approximately 3:03pmCT at the Pumpjack Off-road Recreational Park in Adair County. The collision occurred when 23-year-old Nicholas Sturgeon of Munfordville, KY was operating a 2014 Kawasaki Teryx and collided with a ditch that caused the ATV to flip. Sturgeon and Piercy, a passenger, were not wearing restraints.  

 

Tpr. Scott was assisted at the scene by Adair County Fire and Rescue, EMS, Coroner's office, Sheriff's office, Columbia and Breeding Fire Departments. The investigation is ongoing.

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 12/4/17

 

Christopher C. Davis, 29 of Dunnville, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine).
 
Jessica D. Stephens, 32 of Danville, arrested by KSP for Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine).
Both were lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Antoine W. Cowan, 36 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Stolen Mail.
 
Jordy A. Phelps, 32 of Science Hill, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Rear License Not Illuminated, & No Insurance.
 
David M. Hardwick Jr., 32, & Dale R. Jackson, 54, both of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Burglary-2nd Deg.
 
Vanessa D. Gibson, 37 of Bronston, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (drug unspecified), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance.
 
They were lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
 
Aaron R. Denny, age 35, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Improper Signal, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of Controlled Substance (Heroin), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Cameron L. McCullough, age 20, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Controlled Substance (drug unspecified), Possession of LSD, Trafficking in Marijuana, & Possession of Marijuana.
 
James G. Leese, age 33, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (drug unspecified), Possession of Heroin & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Craig Reynolds, age 63, arrested by Danville Police for DUI-1st Off (Aggravating Circumstance).
 
Those suspects were lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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CHRISTMAS IN COLUMBIA FLOAT WINNERS

 
 
The "Christmas in Columbia" parade was held on Saturday evening with Sue Stivers as Grand Marshall. Ms. Stivers has held the title of Chamber of Commerce President & Executive Director. She recently announced her retirement. 
 
There were a total of 78 entries in the parade and here's a list of the winners:
 
IN-TOWN FLOAT DIVISION:
Bloomington Chapel Church - 1ST PLACE 
Millerfield Brethren In Christ Church  - 2ND PLACE 
Damon's CTA - 3RD PLACE 
 
OUT-OF-TOWN FLOAT DIVISION:
Timmy Hubbard with his decorated Lawn Mower Pulled Train - 1ST PLACE 
 
NON-FLOAT DIVISION:
Jackie Burton on his decorated Golf Cart - 1ST PLACE 
Kathy Keith on her decorated Kawasaki Mule - 2ND PLACE 
Campbell's Concessions - 3RD PLACE
 

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ADAIR CO. VEHICLE PURSUIT LEADS TO ONE ARREST


Adair County Sheriff Harrison moss reports that on Friday, December, 1, 2017 Deputy Joey Keith was dispatched to a reckless driver complaint on Campbellsville Road. 

Deputy Keith located the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop approximately two miles up Campbellsville Road. The vehicle failed to stop and led deputy Keith on a pursuit going south on Campbellsville Road. The pursuit ended on W.G Reynolds Road when the operator of the vehicle, 31 year old Jennifer Tucker of Campbellsville, KY got out of her auto and attempted to flee on foot. She was apprehended after a short foot pursuit and taken into custody. 

Tucker was charged with Fleeing or Evading police 1st degree(motor vehicle), Driving on a DUI suspended License, Reckless Driving and Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle. 

Deputy Keith was assisted on the scene by Sheriff Harrison Moss and Kentucky State police.

 

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ADAIR CO. STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED; ONE PERSON ARRESTED

 
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at approximately 1:00pmCT, Deputy Aaron Rainwater was dispatched to Tom Tom's Auto Sales to investigate the report of a vehicle that was stolen from the car lot. Early this morning (Sunday) at approximately 12:10amCT,  Deputy Josh Durbin located the stolen vehicle driving on Neat Hollow Road.

The operator of the stolen vehicle, 46 year old David Miller was taken into custody and charged with Receiving Stolen Property $10,000 or more. 
 
Deputy Durbin was assisted on the scene by Deputy Hitch.

 

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ADAIR CO. MAN DIES FOLLOWING ACCIDENT ON HWY 80 FRIDAY EVENING

 

UPDATE: Injury Collision on KY80 in Adair County

 

Columbia, KY (December 2, 2017) Kentucky State Police received information that 71 year-old Danny Helm of Columbia died this evening as a result of injuries sustained in a two vehicle collision on KY80 near the intersection of Rutledge Road on Friday December 1, 2017.  He was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at the University of Kentucky Hospital.

 

The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Sergeant Jason Morris.  No other information is available at this time.

 

 

 

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2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN ADAIR CO. LEAVES ONE IN CRITICAL CONDITION

 

Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle injury collision on KY80 near the intersection of Rutledge Road around 6:21pmCT. 

 

Preliminary investigations indicate that 28 year-old James Burris of Columbia was operating a 2000 Freightliner semi traveling east on KY80. Burris crossed the center line striking a 2004 Ford being operated by 71 year-old Danny Helm of Columbia.  

 

Burris was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision and was transported to T. J. Health Hospital in Columbia.  Helm was wearing his seat belt and was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington with life-threatening injuries. Helm is currently listed in critical condition.

 

Burris was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Jail, charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

 

Sergeant Jason Morris is investigating and was assisted on scene by Sgt. Randy Honeycutt, Trooper Jonathan Carlock, Trooper Billy Begley, and Trooper Zack Scott with Kentucky State Police Post 15 Columbia, Adair County Sherriff’s Department, Air Evac 43, Adair County Fire, EMS, Columbia Police, and Kentucky Department of Highways.

 

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ACCIDENT ON HWY 80 (RUSSELL SPRINGS RD) CLOSES ROAD

 

 **UPDATE**

HWY 80 IS NOW OPEN FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT

 

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An accident involving a semi and another vehicle on Russell Creek Hill on Hwy. 80 (near 92.7 The WAVE) between Adair & Russell Co.'s closed the roadway and flew one out.

 

According to reports, a semi struck a vehicle head-on after passing several other vehicles. A helicopter landed to fly at least one person out. The WAVE will have more details as they are made available. The road remains closed to thru traffic. 

 

 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETS DEC. 4

 
The Columbia City Council’s regular monthly meeting will be on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at 6pmCT.
 
AGENDA:
 
 
 

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TWO RCHS STUDENTS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING ACCIDENT

 
A one vehicle accident Friday morning sent two Russell County High School students to the Russell County Hospital Emergency Room.
 
The wreck occurred at 7:15 a.m. on KY 379, about 5 miles south of Russell Springs, when Dontay Taylor, 18, of Jamestown, lost control of the 2009 Nissan he was operating northbound on KY 379, resulting in the vehicle crossing the southbound lane, leaving the roadway, striking a culvert, becoming airborne and crossing the Blair Road intersection, then striking an embankment before coming to rest on its side.
 
Taylor was transported by Russell County EMS to the Russell County Hospital while a passenger, Ceavan Josiah “CJ” Vonfumetti, 15, also of Jamestown, was taken by private vehicle to the Russell County Hospital.
 
Both were later released after treatment and observation.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 12/1/17

 

Ryan L. Caudill, 41 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Michael W. Stargle, 46 of Russell Springs, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI-1st Off, One Headlight, & Reckless Driving.
 
Both were lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
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David A. Fugate, 43 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI-1st Off, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Deg (on foot), Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Deg, Menacing, Terroristic Threatening-3rd Deg, Criminal Trespassing-3rd Deg, Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Failure to Render Aid, & Criminal Mischief-3rd Deg.
 
Vincente Vela Cruz, 35 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI-1st Off (Aggravating Circumstance), Possession of an Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, No Moped Operator's License, No Insurance-1st Off.
 
Troy W. Phelps, 39 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI-1st Off (Aggravating Circumstance), Wanton Endangerment-2nd Deg, & Reckless Driving.
 
Larry D. Lawson, 41 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for mulitple counts of Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.
 
Joshua A. Akin, 28 of Columbia, arrested by Science Hill Police for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine).
 
All were lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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