According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, an investigation by the Narcotics Division of the Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of a Nancy, Kentucky man on Monday afternoon, February 26, 2018.
Acting on intelligence gathered by Narcotics Detectives, a Search Warrant was obtained for a residence on Hilltop Drive in Nancy, Kentucky.
Sheriff Speck and Detectives from the Sheriff's Office, along with officers from the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force and Constable Mike Wallace executed the Search Warrant at approximately 4:30 PM Monday afternoon.
Officers located approximately 6 ounces of marijuana, 2 grams of suspected methamphetamine, a handgun, digital scales, and baggies.
Dustin Louthen, age 37 of 306 Hilltop Drive, Nancy was arrested and charged with: 1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (<2grams Methamphetamine). 2. Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon. 3. Trafficking in Marijuana (Less than 8 ounces) 1st Offense.
Dustin Louthen was transported to Pulaski County Detention Center without incident.
The Russell Co. School Board met on Monday evening. Jim Leib has details:
A Greensburg, KY teen has been charged with Terroristic Threatening in connection to threats involving Green County High School.
According to the police report from the Greensburg Police Department, a 15-year-old juvenile was charged with Terroristic Threating, 3rd Degree on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 in connection to an incident at Green County High School. The court designated worker was contacted and the juvenile was released to his parents pending a court appearance.
Greensburg Police were assisted by Kentucky State Police during this incident.
According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, an off road ATV accident Saturday night, February 24, 2018 proved fatal for a Burnside, Kentucky man.
At approximately 11:50 PM Saturday evening, Deputy Ryan Jones responded to a 911 call of a single vehicle accident with injuries near the intersection of Danny Drive and Pine Grove Road in Burnside, Kentucky.
Upon arrival at the scene, Deputy Jones found a 2017 Polaris Razor off the roadway on its top. The accident investigation revealed that the Razor was southbound on Pine Grove Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway. The operator of the vehicle, Garry L. Baker, age 41 of Colleen Drive, Burnside, Kentucky was pinned under the ATV. Mr. Baker's juvenile son was thrown from the wreckage and sustained minor injuries.
Personnel from the Somerset-Pulaski County Rescue Squad and Tateville Fire Department freed the victim from the wreckage where he was pronounced deceased by Pulaski County Deputy Coroner Danny Karriker.
Pulaski County EMS personnel treated the juvenile victim of the accident for non life threatening injuries and transported him to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for further treatment.
Tpr. Charles Hedgespeth is investigating a collision that occurred Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 10:51 p.m. EST, 1 mile west of Lebanon on KY 208. 17-year-old Olivia Ford, of Lebanon, was operating a northbound 2015 Chevy Camaro when the vehicle dropped off of the right shoulder. Ms. Ford overcorrected the Camaro and crossed into the path of a southbound 2011 Buick Enclave operated by 46-year-old John Wright. The Enclave struck the Camaro in the passenger side.
Olivia Ford was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County Coroner. Wright and 3 juvenile passengers, 12-year-old Madison McDonald, 11-year-old Olivia Wright and 13-year-old Jasper Wright were transported to Springview Hospital in Lebanon. John Wright was pronounced dead at the hospital. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Madison McDonald and Olivia Wright were treated for non life threatening injuries. Jasper Wright was transported to the University of Louisville where she is listed in stable condition.
Tpr. Hedgespeth was assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriff's office, EMS, Fire and Rescue, Coroner, Lebanon Fire Department and additional KSP units.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. Friday, Sheriff Clete McAninch received a complaint of a threatening message that was sent to a student. Upon investigation, a 17 year old male (not enrolled in the local school system) was taken into custody by Sheriff McAninch and charged with Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree. He is being held in the Adair Youth Detention Center pending further court action.
Gov. Matt Bevin on Friday, February 23, 2018 declared a statewide emergency in response to continued heavy rainfall events which have caused widespread flooding and damage to critical infrastructure across Kentucky.
Beginning on Feb. 9, 2018 severe storms produced heavy rain and strong wind gusts, causing flooding, landslides and mudslides and resulting in injuries and major impacts to infrastructure, agricultural production and governmental, commercial and private properties.
In light of recent events, a prayer walk will be held around the schools in Adair County at 2pmCT on Sunday, February 25, 2018.
Anyone in the community is invited to come and help pray over students and school employees. Meet in the circle in front of the Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, and open and close with group prayer.
Russell Springs, KY (February 22, 2018) Kentucky State Police investigated a 2-vehicle collision on US 127, 6 miles north on Russell Springs on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 5:21pmCT that resulted in the death of an Adair County man.
Preliminary investigations indicate that 31 year-old James Spires of Columbia was operating a 1997 Toyota traveling north on US 127, when he crossed the center line into the path of a 2016 International Tractor-Trailer, being operated by 38 year-old Earl Luttrell of Russell Springs.
Luttrell was wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision and was not injured. James Spires was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Russell County Coroner’s Office.
Sergeant Randall Honeycutt is investigating and was assisted by Units from Kentucky State Police Post 15, the Russell County Sherriff’s and Fire Department.
A 2-vehicle accident involving two pickup trucks has occurred this afternoon (4pmCT hour) in Green County on Hwy. 61 just past the Rock Quarry. Please avoid the area if possible. Traffic is being allowed to proceed but is moving very slowly.
An investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department resulted in the arrest of a Russell Springs man for trafficking in Methamphetamine and the seizure of nearly three ounces of the drug.
At approximately 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, a 2007 Saturn car operated by 47-year-old Dagan Hatter, was stopped on KY 80 at the intersection of College Street in Russell Springs. A few minutes later, Det. Joey Hoover deployed his K-9 partner, Maxo, with K-9 Maxo alerting on the driver’s side of the car to the odor of controlled substances emitting from the vehicle. Subsequent to K-9 Maxo’s alert, R.C. Sheriff Clete McAninch discovered a gray plastic bag tied in multiple knots in the shape of a ball in the front passenger seat. That bag contained a separate clear bag with approximately 2.7 ounces, or 77 grams, of “crystal methamphetamine.
Dagan Hatter was arrested and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth) over 2 grams, a Class “C” Felony.
Deputies/Officers also participating in the investigation, traffic stop and arrest included RCSO Deputy Dustin Bunch, RSPD Sgt. Nathan Bradshaw, RSPD Officer Nathan Antle, RSPD Officer Jeremy West and JPD Officer Jeremy England.
A Taylor County man was arrested yesterday afternoon after the Taylor County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a domestic dispute on Mt Gilboa Road.
According to the report, when Deputy Dickie Benningfield arrived on the scene, he learned that 32-year-old Bobby Cox of Mt Gilboa Road had discharged a shotgun into the side of a vehicle while the vehicle was occupied by an adult female. Cox was located and charged with first degree wanton endangerment. He was lodged in the Taylor County Dentention Center.
Kentucky State Police assisted at the scene.
Greensburg Police arrested two women after responding to a call of a woman locked in a vehicle.
On Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 9:25pmCT, Office McCullough arrested Charlotte Alexander, age 54 of Glasgow, KY for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol. Also arrested was Alisha Alexander, age 26 of Louisville, KY for Alcohol Intoxication. Both were lodged in the Taylor Co. Dentention Center. The arrests were made at 216 S Main Street in Greensburg, KY.
Pulaski Co. Sheriff Greg Speck advises that a North Carolina fugitive was arrested by deputies on Saturday, February 17, 2018.
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office received a tip that Erica Fike, age 30 of Havelock, North Carolina was staying at a residence on Sugar Tree Hollow Road in Burnside, Kentucky. Ms. Fike was being sought by the Carteret County Circuit Court in North Carolina on eight outstanding Felony Warrants.
Deputy Richard Shirley located the suspect at the residence at approximately 2 am Saturday morning. Erica Fike was taken into custody without incident by Deputy Shirley with the assistance of Deputy Tim Pierce and KSP Trooper Travis Thompson.
Fike was charged with:
Erica Fike was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center where she awaits extradition to North Carolina.
According to Sheriff Greg Speck, on Friday, February 16, 2018 a Parkers Lake, Kentucky resident was injured in a single vehicle accident on South Highway 27 near Keno Road in Pulaski County.
At approximately 7 PM Friday evening, Deputy Richard Shirley responded to a 911 call of a single vehicle accident seven miles south of Somerset on Highway 27. Upon arrival at the scene, Deputy Shirley found a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina in the ditch on the northbound side of the highway. The vehicle operator, Margaret Hall, age 46 of Williamsburg, Kentucky was northbound on Highway 27 when the accident occurred. According to Ms. Hall's account of the accident, she struck trees and large boulders in the roadway from a recent rock slide. Her vehicle then left the roadway and came to rest in a ditch. The front seat passenger, Shirley Petry, age 49 of Parkers Lake, Kentucky was temporarily entrapped in the wreckage. She was freed from the vehicle by personnel from EMS and the Tateville Fire Department. Ms. Petry was transported to LCRH for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Neither Margaret Hall, nor a backseat passenger, Mark Petry, age 43 sustained any injuries in the accident.
The accident remains under investigation by Deputy Shirley of the Sheriff's Office.
Elizabethtown, KY – Kentucky State Police Post 04 is asking for the public's assistance in locating two wanted fugitives. Camryn Hope Cooper (19), left, of Hopkinsville, KY, and Charles Jeremy Keith (20) of Lebanon Junction, KY, are both wanted in connection to a January burglary that occurred in the Iberia community of Grayson Co., KY. Both suspects have active criminal warrants for Burglary 1 st degree in Grayson County. Anyone with information is asked to contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766- 5078 or your local Law Enforcement. - Tpr. Jeff Gregory
There will be no driver testing Thursday in Taylor County and no driver testing Friday in Adair County due to sickness.
The Adair Co. School Board met on Tuesday evening. The WAVE's Lisa Clark has the details:
The Adair Co. Fiscal Court met on Tuesday evening. Jim Leib has details:
From the Lousiville National Weather Service:
Waves of rainfall across the lower Ohio Valley can be expected through the end of this week. Additional rounds of rain are possible Saturday and then again early next week. Widespread amounts of 2 to locally 4 inches are forecast over the next 7 days, and this could aggravate ongoing flooding problems and also result in new river flooding. Monitor the latest forecasts as the forecast confidence increases in where the heaviest rain will fall over the next several days.
If you know that your roadway or private drive has flooding issues, please use this advance notice to prepare.
The Russell Co. Fiscal Court met for a regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018. Jim Lieb has details:
According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, a Eubank man was arrested after he allegedly discharged a firearm into a vehicle near his residence on Ben Thompson Road.
At approximately 10:24 PM on February 10, 2018, Deputies Richard Smith and Bruce Blevins responded to a shot fired complaint on Smith Ridge Road. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victims. During the investigation, Deputies learned an adult male driver and a juvenile passenger were traveling on Ben Thompson Road when they encountered water across the roadway. As the driver attempted to back up and turn around, someone shot through the back glass of the vehicle. An Examination of the vehicle by Deputies revealed the bullet traveled through the back window, grazed the driver's side headrest, and exited through the frame near the driver's side window. Reportedly the juvenile passenger saw the perpetrator aiming at the vehicle and warned the driver resulting in the driver leaning forward to avoid the shot.
Sheriff's Deputies and units with the Kentucky State Police traveled to the residence near where the victims reported the shot was fired through the vehicle. When officers arrived, they encountered Danny L. Conley armed with a rifle. When officers announced their presence, Mr. Conley went back into the residence and shut the door. Danny Conley came out a short time later and surrendered.
Danny Lee Conley, age 65, of Ben Thompson Road Eubank, KY was charged with two Counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree and lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.
According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, a Somerset man was arrested on numerous charges on February 8, 2018 as a result of a Pulaski County Circuit Court Indictment. In September of 2017, Detective Cody Cundiff of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division began an investigation into allegations concerning Larry Dale Lawson Jr. and two juvenile victims. As a result of a six-month long investigation, Detective Cundiff submitted his findings to the Pulaski County Grand Jury and an indictment was returned.
On February 8, 2018, Detective Cundiff arrested Larry Dale Lawson Jr., age 41, of Bullock Cemetery Road on the Pulaski County Circuit Court Indictment charging Lawson with the following offenses:
Mr. Lawson is currently lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center. Bond is currently set at $200,000 cash.
Two Russell County men are behind bars following their arrest Saturday on drug trafficking charges.
While on patrol at approximately 11:45 a.m., Det. Joey Hoover turned on a green Ford F250 truck on KY 910 after receiving information that Craig Irvin was a passenger in the truck, which was being driven by Thomas Fortenberry. Irvin was being sought on a drug trafficking warrant.
Fortenberry turned onto Old Hoppertown Road. About a half mile later, as Det. Hoover’s patrol vehicle was approaching the truck, it quickly pulled off the side of the road with Irvin exiting the truck and fleeing on foot. Irvin crossed over a fence and ran down a hill toward the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway. Several city, county and state law enforcement officers searched the area but did not locate Irvin.
Thomas Fortenberry was arrested and charged with Hindering Prosecution & Apprehension 2nd Degree and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
Approximately 11 grams of “crystal meth”, 1 gram of a yet to be determined substance, and a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol were seized as evidence.
At approximately 9:00 p.m. Saturday, Craig Allen Irvin was apprehended without incident at a relatives' residence on Rolling Hills Road, just off KY 910.
Irvin was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center by Sheriff Clete McAninch & Deputy Evan Burton on a warrant for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth) stemming from a recent investigation by the sheriff’s department.
Numerous other charges will be filed against Irvin on Monday in connection with Saturday’s incident on Old Hoppertown Road.
The Russell Springs City Council met on Thursday evening. Jim Leib has details.
Three people were arrested Wednesday evening on drug trafficking and other charges in the parking lot of the 127 One Stop at the intersection of U.S. 127 North & KY 76, about 4 miles north of Russell Springs.
Approximately 15 grams of “crystal meth”, two handguns, digital scales and $598.00 cash was seized. Brown, Patten & Grant were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
The arrests were made by RCSO Deputy Dustin Bunch, RSPD Sgt. Bobby Pritchard, RSPD Officer Nathan Antle, RSPD Officer Ethan Pike and KSP Trooper Billy Begley.
The Columbia City Council met on Monday evening. Jim Leib has details.
Two persons were arrested early this morning (Monday, Feb. 5, 2018) after a Russell County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle in the Eli community that had a “meth lab” inside it.
At approximately 3:00 a.m., Deputy Dustin Bunch pulled over a KIA SUV near the Eli Café’ after observing the vehicle being operated in a suspicious manner. A few moments into the vehicle stop, the passenger told the Deputy there was a “meth lab” under his seat.
In addition to the “one step meth lab” underneath the front passenger seat, numerous precursors were also found in the vehicle.
The driver, 26 year old Denisha Brown of Russell Springs, and the passenger, 34 year old Brandon Luttrell of Dunnville, were both arrested and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on numerous charges including Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Possession of Meth Precursors.
Deputy Bunch was assisted by Sgt. Mark Cromwell and Detective Joey Hoover of the sheriff’s department and Officer Ethan Pike of the Russell Springs Police Department.
An investigation into stolen property by Sheriff Clete McAninch & Deputies led to the arrest of a fugitive from Indiana and the discovery of a “meth lab” near Russell Springs.
Danny W. Ingram, 43, was arrested by Sheriff McAninch around 8:30 p.m. Thursday at a residence on Little Clifty Creek Road in the Royville community. Ingram is wanted by Indiana authorities for Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs. Soon after taking Ingram into custody, Sheriff McAninch, Deputy Evan Burton & Det. Joey Hoover began smelling a strong chemical type odor in the area of the driveway. Moments later they observed a plastic soft-drink bottle with what appeared to be “sludge” from a very recent “meth cook”. The tenant of the residence granted permission for a search of the property which resulted in numerous “meth precursors” being found adjacent to the driveway, in a fence row, and at the base of the back porch to the residence.
Precursors/chemicals found included: Muriatic Acid, salt, filters, lithium, a two-liter bottle with strong odor of fuel, rubber hoses with bottle caps and two additional plastic soft-drink bottles recently used for “cooking meth”. The hazardous “one step meth lab bottles” were processed and safely decontaminated by Sgt. Mark Cromwell, a certified Meth Lab Technician.
Ingram was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on charges of being a Fugitive from Justice and Manufacturing Methamphetamine. The investigation is continuing. Additional charges are forthcoming.
A Jamestown, KY man was arrested late Thursday night for selling Methamphetamine as part of an investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department.
David L. Russell, 35, was taken into custody at 11:30 p.m. at his residence in the ABC Apartment Complex on Airport Road in Jamestown. Russell is charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree - Methamphetamine. He was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.
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