Local News Archives for 2018-04

ADAIR CO. PURSUIT RESULTS IN ARREST OF TENNESSEE MAN

 
On Sunday, April 29, 2018 at approximately 5:06 PM CST,  KSP Tpr. Nick Davis observed a green 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle traveling northbound on Ky 61 at a high rate of speed. Tpr. Davis initiated his emergency equipment in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop for the violation.  The suspect turned west on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway.  The pursuit lasted approximately 17 minutes, travelling 32 miles, reaching speeds in excess of 150MPH prior to the suspect being stopped.
 
40-year-old Jason Woodard of Hickman, Tennessee was arrested and charged with Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (motor vehicle), Speeding, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, along with several other charges. He was lodged in the Adair County Jail.  A passenger on the motorcycle, 36 year-old Jerri Woodard of Lawrenceburg, KY was not charged. 
 
KSP was assisted by Columbia P.D. and Adair County S.O. 
 

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THREE INJURED IN ROLLOVER ACCIDENT FRIDAY IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 
Three people were injured in a single vehicle, rollover accident Friday morning in the Half Acre community.
 
Sgt. Evan Burton’s investigation determined that Christian Furkin, 26, of Columbia, lost control of her 1999 Chevrolet truck on Old Clear Springs Road, resulting in the vehicle leaving the roadway, striking an embankment and then flipping at least once, ejecting Furkin.
 
Furkin was taken by Russell County EMS personnel to the Russell County Hospital and then airlifted to the U.K. Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
 
Two passengers were also injured and treated at the Russell County Hospital, Tyler Barrett, 36, of Columbia, and a two-year-old child.
 
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED HWY 910 RUSSELL COUNTY

 

The Boil Water Advisory for Hwy 910 in Russell County has been lifted. 

 

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ADAIR COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. INVESTIGATING DEATH AT KOZY CABINS OFF HWY 55 SOUTH

 
The Adair County Sheriff's Dept. is investigating a death in Adair County. 
 
On Friday, April 27, 2018 at approximately 10:32 p.m., Adair county 911 received a call of a unresponsive female at the Kozy Cabins off of Hwy South 55. Adair EMS along with Adair County Sheriff deputies and officers from the Columbia Police Department responded to the scene and located 46-year-old Penni Smyth of Austin, Kentucky not breathing. Emergency personal attempted to resuscitate the female but were not successful. Smyth was pronounced deceased at TJ Heath Columbia by Deputy Coroner Tony Bragg and sent for an autopsy.
 
During the course of the investigation, officers on scene located and confiscated an illegal moonshine still and approximately 9 gallons of moonshine from John and Peggy Haskell, owners of Kozy Cabins.
 
This investigation is ongoing with charges pending. Deputy Josh Durbin is investigating with assistance from sheriff Harrison Moss and Officers Cole and Brockman with Columbia Police.
 

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ADAIR COUNTY INJURY COLLISION

 

Columbia, KY. (April 26, 2018) Trooper Nick Davis is investigating a collision that occurred Thursday evening,  April 26, 2018  at 5:41 PM CST two miles north of Columbia on Pelham Branch Road.   Jacob Sturgeon, age 19 of Columbia,  was traveling south on Pelham Branch Road in a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer when he failed to negotiate a curve striking a guardrail.  Sturgeon, along with a 15 year old passenger, Malayziah Deel of Columbia,  were not wearing seatbelts.  Sturgeon was not injured.  Deel was treated and released from T.J.  Health Columbia.  Trooper Davis was assisted at the scene by Adair County EMS.

 

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LCADD RECEIVES $300,000 U. S. EPA BROWNFIELDS GRANT

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 26, 2018) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it has  selected the Lake Cumberland Area Development District to receive a $300,000 community-wide Brownfield Assessment Grant. The EPA selects recipients every year to receive funding for brownfield site revitalization. This helps local governments identify and redevelop vacant and unused properties, transforming communities and local economies. 
 
Funds from the Lake Cumberland Area Development District’s community-wide hazardous substances and petroleum grant will be used to assess brownfield sites in McCreary and Wayne counties, two of the 10 south-central counties served by the district. Grant funds also will be used to update a brownfields inventory and support community outreach activities.
 
“EPA brownfield grants provide a critical boost to help communities move these abandoned properties into safe and productive reuse,” said Amanda LeFevre, director of the state’s  Division for Compliance Assistance.
 
Brownfields are properties that have been abandoned or underutilized due to real or perceived environmental contamination. They can include old factories, abandoned hospitals, old schools, former service stations and mine-scarred lands. There are an estimated 8,000 brownfields across the Commonwealth. 
 
“Brownfields offer an opportunity for communities to reimagine properties that have been left behind as times and economies have changed,” LeFevre said.  “These grants help remove some of the initial barriers to redevelopment and aid in leveraging private and public resources to move projects ahead.”
 
For more information about these sites, visit https://cfpub.epa.gov/bf_factsheets/
 
Over the past 11 years, with the help of the Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has helped communities get more than $13.3 million in EPA brownfields’ grants to assess and remediate brownfields across the Commonwealth.
 
The Kentucky Brownfields Redevelopment Program offers assessment and grant review services, technical assistance and brownfields grant writing education to those communities and organizations that wish to revitalize properties with an environmental past.
 
If you are interested in brownfields revitalization and brownfields grants, contact the Kentucky Brownfields Redevelopment Program at 502-564-0323 or envhelp@ky.gov.
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL CALLED MEETING APRIL 27

 
The Russell Co. School Board will have a Special Called Meeting on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the Russell Co. Auditorium/Natatorium Complex (ANC)
 
AGENDA
1. Call to Order    
2. Roll Call    
3. Adoption of Agenda    
4. April 16, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes    
5. A BG-2 & BG-3 for the Lake Cumberland Regional College & Workforce Center, and Design Development Documents pending Kentucky Department of Education Approval.    
6. 2018-2019 Tentative District Staffing and SBDM Allocation Policy    
7. FY-19 Salary & Extra Service Salary Schedule    
8. Preschool Attendance Boundaries    
9. Family Resource Youth Service Center Positions    
10. Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) / Literacy Specialist Job Description & Position    
11. Capital Funds Request    
12. Non-Traditional Instruction Program 2018-2019 Application Renewal    
13. Adjournment  
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY APRIL 26

 
There is a boil water advisory in Russell County on Hwy 910 from Oliver Thomas Road down to Mount Eden Road. The advisory is due to water line relocation work where the new on/off ramps going on the Cumberland Parkway are located. 
 

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KSP ENCOURAGES CITIZENS TO PARTICIPATE IN "NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY"

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 25, 2018)  The Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are partnering on April 28, 2018 to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely. 
 
“National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and health issue by providing a convenient way for citizens to help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths,” says KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. 
 
“Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands,” he notes. “That’s dangerous and often tragic. This event gives people the opportunity to turn in their prescription drugs safely and anonymously.”
 
Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 16 locations throughout the state (see attached list). Locations are also listed on the KSP website at http://kentuckystatepolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018POSTTBL.pdf
 
Leftover or expired drugs can be harmful in a variety of ways, says Sanders. Out-of-date medications can degrade and lose their effectiveness. They can pose environmental pollution to water supplies if disposed of improperly. They can be accidently ingested by children, stolen, misused and abused.
 
According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
 
“Cleaning out old prescription drugs from medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers and beside tables can help reduce the diversion, misuse and abuse of these substances, including opioid painkillers,” says Sanders. “When in doubt, throw it out.”
 
Last year, citizens across the U.S. safely disposed of 456 tons of unneeded medications during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. KSP collected 1,648 pounds during two take back events.
 
KSP spokesperson Sgt. Josh Lawson advised that the program is designed to be easy for citizens and offered the following tips for those interested in participating:
 
?Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box located at the drop off location.  
 
?All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers will be accepted.  Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in original containers.  The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
 
?Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.   
 
?Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.
 
For more information about the Take Back program, contact KSP at 502-782-1780 or visit the DEA website at https://takebackday.dea.gov/
 
 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE TEEN FLOWN OUT FOLLOWING 1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 

A Campbellsville, KY teen was flown to a Louisville hospital following a collision late Wednesday night.

 

According to the Taylor County Sheriff's office, Kern Kost, 19, of Campbellsville was westbound on KY Hwy 70 at 2831 Elkhorn Rd when the 2014 Nissan he was driving crossed over the eastbound lane, left the roadway and overturned several times. Kost was ejected from the vehicle. Taylor County EMS and Taylor County Fire and Rescue assisted in the transport of the victim as he was flown to Louisville with unknown injuries.

 

Taylor County Deputy Mark Dickens is investigating the accident that happened at 11:23 pm ET Wednesday.

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON BURGLARY CHARGES

 

A Russell Springs man was arrested last night in connection with a residential burglary that occurred just over a month ago in the Esto community.
 
Matthew Jasper, 38, was initially taken into custody on a child support warrant from Russell County and a misdemeanor theft warrant from Adair County. Information provided to Sheriff Clete McAninch and Deputies resulted in Jasper also being charged with Burglary 2nd Degree and Theft by Unlawful Taking. Jasper is accused of burglarizing a house around March 21st during which numerous appliances and other items were stolen and sold. A social media post by the victim earlier this week prompted a call that led to Jasper and the locations of most of the stolen items.
 
Jasper was lodged in the Russell County Jail.
 

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ADAIR CO. INDICTMENTS APRIL 25

 

An Adair Co. Grand Jury has returned several indictments: https://ridingthewave.com/assets/files/ADAIR-COUNTY-INDICTMENTS-APRIL-25-2018.pdf

 

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CLINTON CO. FATAL COLLISION

 
(April 25, 2018) Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle collision that resulted in a fatality this morning (Wednesday) on KY 738, four miles west of Albany around 7:36 a.m. CT.
 
Preliminary investigations indicate that 16 year-old Breonna Groce of Albany was operating a 1997 Chevrolet traveling east on KY 738 when she dropped off the right side of the road.  Groce overcorrected crossing the roadway where she ran off the left side striking a fence.  The vehicle overturned and rolled multiple times, causing Groce whom was unrestrained to be ejected from the vehicle.   Groce was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clinton County Coroner.  
 
Sgt. Randall Honeycutt is investigating and was assisted on scene by units from Post 15 Columbia, Albany Police, Clinton County EMS, Fire and Sheriff’s Department.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY ISSUED BY CAMPBELLSVILLE WATER

 

Campbellsville Water has issued a Boil Water Advisory for all of Reids Chapel Road (including side roads) and all of Wise Road. The advisory has been issued to repair a main line. Until further notice, boil water used for human consumption at least three mniutes before using. This boil water advisory was issued 4/24/2018.

 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED BY GREEN-TAYLOR WATER DISTRICT

The Boil Water Advisory for the consumers of the Green-Taylor Water District for the intersection of hwy 61 N & Bluebird Lane to Rainbow Trout Rd and all side roads, including Buckner Hill, Hwy 88 to the Green River Bridge and all side roads, Hwy 323 to the Taylor County line, all of Gabe Rd and all side roads, hwy 569, Hudgins Hwy and all side roads, hwy 424 up to Lena Ward Rd including Lena Ward Rd. has been LIFTED.

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TENNESSEE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO TRANSPORTATION ACROSS STATE LINES OF MONEY AND SECURITIES TAKEN BY FRAUD

 
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee man pleaded guilty four counts of interstate transportation of stolen property yesterday, in United States District Court, before United States District Judge, Greg N. Stivers, to defrauding investors of $194,000 as part of a scheme to develop a call center in Tompkinsville, KY, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal prison system.  
 
John Cook, age 57, pleaded guilty yesterday to four counts of interstate transportation of stolen property. According to a plea agreement entered in open court, Cook admitted that in September 2013, he solicited $194,000 in investment funds from four individuals in Monroe County, Kentucky, for the purpose of developing a call center. In exchange for the investment funds, Cook provided a written promissory note explaining that the money would be used for the call center and described an unrealistic return on investment.    
 
Cook created Minority Holdings and Management LLC (“Minority Holdings”) in September 2013. The promissory notes were issued by Cook in the name of Minority Holdings. Cook also opened a bank account for Minority Holdings at the bank of Putnam County in Tennessee.  
 
Cook cashed the checks, deposited the checks in the Minority Holdings accounts, or converted checks to cashier’s checks.  Cook used a lot of the investment money to operate the Donoho Hotel located in Red Boiling Springs, TN.  Cook spent a minimal amount of investment funds on call center related expenses.  However a majority of the expenses of the account were used for the Donoho Hotel payroll and for his personal expenditures. There has been little to no development of a call center in Tompkinsville.  
 
Cook transported and caused to be transported from Kentucky to Tennessee, stolen, converted, and fraudulently obtained checks and monies from investors that he knew he was stealing, converting and taking by fraud at the time. All payments exceeded $5,000.  All payments were solicited in Monroe County in the Western District of Kentucky.   
 
Cook is scheduled for sentencing before Judge Stivers on July 31, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. CDT in Bowling Green.
 
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Joshua Judd and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
 

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ABSENTEE VOTING INFO.

 
ABSENTEE VOTING:  FOR MAIL OUT BALLOT
Primary: May 22, 2018
Mail-in Absentee Ballots: May be requested at any time
 
The following voters may apply to cast their votes by MAIL-IN absentee ballot if the application is received not later than the close of business hours seven (7) days before the May 22, 2018 election. The application has to be in house by the close of the business day, which is 4:00 p.m. on May 15 to receive your ballot. Therefore, please request your absentee in time to have the application before the deadline.
 
  • Voters who due to age, disability, or illness, will be unable to go to the polls on Election Day
  • Voter who is a resident of Kentucky who is a covered voter as defined in KRS 117A.101—military personnel
  • Military personnel confined to a military base on Election Day
  • Students who temporarily reside outside the county
  • Voters who temporarily reside outside the state but remain eligible to vote in this state (including vacationers)
  • Voters who are in jail and have been charged with a crime, but  not yet convicted of a crime
  • Voters whose employment location requires them to be present from the county all hours and days absentee voting is conducted in the clerk’s office...
  • Voters who are participants in the Office of the Secretary of State’s Address Confidentiality Program

 

Absentee Ballots may be requested by:

  • Mail in a written request with name, address, phone number and signature
  • Fax: 270-384-4805 with name, address, phone number and signature
  • Email: Lisa.greer@ky.gov with name, and phone number
  • Call: 270-384-2801
  • Personally come in: Adair County Clerk’s Office, 424 Public Square, Columbia KY
 
Once an absentee ballot is requested, you will be mailed an Application to fill out which has to be mailed by to the Clerk’s Office, once we receive the Application we then will mail your Ballot.  Please follow instructions completely when filling out your ballot.
 
Absentee voting on machines:
Absentee Machines will be opened Monday, May 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. cst until 4:00 p.m. CST after Monday the machines will be opened Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. CT to 4:00 p.m. CT and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT.  Machines will be opened until Monday, May 21 at 4:00 p.m. CT. Location of machine will be in Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer's office, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY 42728
 
The following voters may, at any time during normal business hours on those days absentee voting is conducted in the County Clerk’s Office, make application in person to the county clerk to vote on a voting machine in the county clerk’s office:
  • Residents of Kentucky who are covered voters as defined in defined in KRS 117A.010, who will be absent from the county on Election Day
  • Students who temporarily reside outside the county of their residence;
  • Individuals, and the spouse, who have surgery  scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day;
  • Individuals who temporarily reside outside the state but who are still eligible to vote in this state and who will be absent from the county on Election Day;
  • Residents of Kentucky who are uniformed service voters as defined in KRS 117A.010 confined to a military base on Election Day and who learn of that confinement within seven (7) days or less of the election and are not eligible for a paper absentee ballot.
  • A voter who is a pregnant woman in her last trimester of pregnancy at the time she wishes to vote.

 

 

Election Officials:
  1. Precinct election officer appointed to serve in a precinct other than his/her own
  2. Alternate precinct officer
  3. County Board of Elections members, staff, and deputy county clerks.
  4. State Board of Elections staff
A voter who will be absent from the county on Election Day but is not permitted to vote by mail-in absentee ballot
 
ELECTIONEERING BAN DURING ABSENTEE VOTING
The electioneering ban during absentee voting applies to the building, on days in which absentee voting is being conducted and prohibits election materials to be affixed to the interior and exterior of the building. No person shall electioneer within the interior of a building or affix any electioneering materials to the exterior or interior of a building where the county clerk’s office is located. No electioneering may be done within a 100ft of the entrance of said building.
 

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EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF GREEN CO. WOMAN

 
A Green County woman died early today (Tuesday) following a 2-vehicle accident just east of Greensburg on Campbellsville Rd. 
 
Green County Sheriff Robby Beard told 99.9 The Big Dawg that 55-year-old Dale Rae Conner of Greensburg, KY died after the vehicle she was operating was struck by John R. Boone Jr. of Campbellsville, KY. Boone told Sheriff Beard that his vehicle hydroplaned into the path of the Conner vehicle.
 
Dale Rae Conner was pronounced dead at the scene by Green County Coroner Carol Ray. Mr. Boone was transported by Green Co. EMS to Jane Todd Crawford Hospital for treatment.
 
The accident occurred at 1:30am this morning and was investigated by Green Co. Sheriff Robby Beard.
 

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ADAIR CO. MEET THE CANDIDATES APRIL 30-MAY 4

 
92.7 THE WAVE and the ADAIR COUNTY COMMUNITY VOICE are teaming up to provide voters a chance to learn about their Adair County candidates.
 
“MEET THE CANDIDATES” will air live on 92.7 the WAVE and www.ridingthewave.com beginning Monday, April 30, 2018. All candidates will be given the opportunity to spend 5 minutes telling listeners about themselves. Lisa Clark and Sharon Burton will moderate the event and have the chance to ask questions. 
 
SEND QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES TO: snburton@duo-county.com OR lisaclark@shorelinestations.com
 
The forum is for contested races only! We will have another “Meet the Candidates” before the November General Election.
 
The WAVE & The Times Journal will be having a “Meet the Candidates” for Russell County before the May Primary Election.
 
CANDIDATE SCHEDULE:
 
Monday, April 30
  • 6:00pm - Jailer
  • 6:30pm - Sheriff
  • 7:00pm - Constable
 
Tuesday, May 1
  • 6:00pm - Magistrates - Districts 1, 2 & 3
  • 7:00pm - Magistrates - Districts 4, 6 & 7
 
Thursday, May 3
  • 6:00pm - PVA
  • 6:30pm - County Clerk
  • 7:00pm - Commonwealth Attorney
 
Friday, May 4
  • 6:00pm - County Judge Exec.
 

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DUI FOR BOYLE CO. MAN AFTER FAILING TO YIELD FOR AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE

 

Authorities in Boyle Co. have arrested a man on DUI charges after he refused to move aside for an emergency responder vehicle.
 
31-year-old Richard C. Farris, Jr. was arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Deputies on Monday. Farris was charged with Failure to Give Right-Of-Way to an Emergency Vehicle, DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), No License in Possession & Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree. 
 
Farris was lodged in the Boyle County Jail.
 

 

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2 TRANSFERRED TO UK MEDICAL CENTER & 2 TAKEN TO LAKE CUMBERLAND REGIONAL HOSPITAL FOLLOWING CRASH ON 127 BYPASS

 

Four people were injured when two vehicles collided just after 7:30 p.m. Monday on the U.S. 127 Bypass in Jamestown.

 

Sgt. Mark Cromwell’s investigation determined a 1998 Ford Ranger operated by Gary Vance, 23, of Louisville, KY was attempting to turn left from southbound HWY 127 onto KY 92, pulling into the path of a northbound Mitsubishi being driven by Sherry Bradley, 61, of Jamestown, KY resulting in the collision.

 

Both drivers were injured as well as two passengers in the car: Shane Hatfield, 41, and 9-year-old Jocelyn Bradley.

 

Vance and Hatfield were both initially treated at Russell County Hospital and later transferred to the U.K. Medical Center. Sherry and Jocelyn Bradley were both taken to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

 

Sgt. Cromwell was assisted at the scene by Deputy Nathan Ginn. The Russell County EMS was assisted by the Jamestown Fire Department.

 

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SPECIAL CALLED COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 23

 
The Columbia City Council will meet in special called session on Tuesday, April 23, 2018 at 4:45pmCT in City Hall.  
 
AGENDA:
 
1.) Motion to approve minutes of the April 2, 2018 Regular Called Meeting 
2.) Motion to adjourn
 

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ADAIR CO. ACCIDENT SENDS TWO PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL

 
Two Adair County residents were airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital following a single vehicle collision over the weekend. Police say speed & alcohol may have been contributing factors.
 
On Saturday, April 21, 2018 at approx.12:45amCT, the Columbia Police Department was dispatched to Fairground Street to a reported injury accident.  Upon Officers Josh Brockman and Jamie Cole's arrival, it was discovered that one passenger had been ejected completely and the operator of the vehicle was partially ejected from the driver's window. Two additional passengers had freed themselves from the auto. The driver, Kemet Rufus, was pinned as a result of the crash and had to be extricated by mechanical means.
 
Rufus was operating a 1996 Geo Tracker traveling east on KY 206 when he attempted to overtake a vehicle and lost control. Rufus left the right side of the roadway and struck a road tile, sending the vehicle airborne before overturning twice, coming to rest on its top 150 feet from where it left the roadway.  
 
The driver, Kemet Rufus, was treated on scene by Adair EMS and transported to TJ Health Columbia and then airlifted to University of Louisville via Air Evac.
 
A passenger, Kanissaai Thompson (who was completely ejected & not belted), was treated by Adair EMS and transported to TJ Health Columbia and was also airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital 
  
Two other passengers, Dereck and Alexus Grant, were taken to TJ Health Columbia where they were treated and released. 
 
The collision remains under investigation by Ofc. Brockman. Alcohol and speed are suspected as contributing factors. Charges are pending results of blood evidence collection sent to the KSP Central Lab for analysis for presence of alcohol & drugs.
 

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BURKESVILLE MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING POLICE PURSUIT IN ADAIR CO.

 
A Cumberland Co. man was arrested on numerous charges following a police pursuit on Sunday evening in Adair County.
 
On Sunday, April 22, 2018 at approx. 6:19pmCT, Adair County Deputy Sheriff Joey Keith located a stolen 1989 GMC pickup driving on the Columbia Bypass. Deputy Keith attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle did not stop and lead Deputy Keith on a short pursuit traveling at speeds over 100 MPH. The pursuit came to a end when the vehicle ran out of gas on Pelham Branch Road. 
 
27-year-old Jonathon Neathery of Burkesville, KY was taken into custody. Neathery was charged with Driving on a DUI Suspended License (1st offense), Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree (motor vehicle) and Possession of Methamphetamine. 
 
Deputy Keith was assisted on the scene by Adair Co. Deputy Brandon Hitch and Columbia Police Officer Jamie Cole.
 

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NEW PARK MGR. AT GREEN RIVER LAKE STATE PARK

 
Wes Lanham has been named the new park manager at Green River Lake State Park in Campbellsville, Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland announced on Friday, April, 20, 2018.
 
Lanham, a native of Corbin, KY earned his degree in recreation and park management administration from Eastern Kentucky University. He worked most recently as the manager at the Shiloh Roadhouse in London and was the director of parks and recreation in Corbin.
 
Green River Lake State Park covers 1,331 acres next to Green River Lake. It includes a campground with 157 campsites, laundry, restrooms and dump station. There is also a marina, beach, picnic shelter, mini-golf and 28 miles of multi-use trails. For more information about this and other Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov
 

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TAYLOR CO. INDICTMENTS

 

A Taylor County Grand Jury has returned several indictments: https://ridingthewave.com/assets/uploads/TAYLOR-CO.-INDICTMENTS-APRIL-17-2018.pdf

 

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HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE PASSES COMER'S FARM BILL AMENDMENT

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the U.S. House Agriculture Committee approved Congressman James Comer’s amendment to the Farm Bill.
 
The amendment will provide the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) with accurate population information when determining if a county is eligible for Rural Development funding. This type of funding includes Rural Broadband grants and loans, Community Facilities grants and loans, home loans and more.
 
This is especially important for counties like Adair County. The county currently has a population of 19,485 people. It’s also home to a regional jail that serves surrounding counties. Congressman Comer’s amendment excludes people incarcerated on a regional basis from the total population, which helps counties approaching the 20,000 population cap for some Rural Development programs.
 
This provision ensures the USDA can accurately count the members of a community with the ability to utilize Rural Development programs and pay taxes to support repaying loans.
 
“Counties like Adair shouldn’t be denied the opportunity to address the needs of their rural communities because they are working with their neighbors for the benefit of the entire region. I’m proud the House Agriculture Committee approved my amendment to ensure places like Adair County are on a level playing field to compete for funding,” said Congressman Comer.
 

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POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION OF DROWNING VICTIM CONFIRMED

 
Jamestown, KY, April 19, 2018 - Russell County Coroner’s Office and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources are conducting a joint investigation into the discovery of a body on Lake Cumberland. The body of Danny Hatter, a 60 year old male from Liberty, KY was discovered near a private dock located on Lilly Creek on Lake Cumberland at approximately 10pmCT on Sunday, April 15, 2018. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Russell County Coroner, Michael Reynolds. An autopsy conducted on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort, KY determined the preliminary cause of death to be consistent with drowning. 
 
Danny Hatter was reported missing to the Casey County Sheriff’s Office in early March, 2018 by family. 
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
As of 1:25 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 the Boil Water Advisory for all customers County & City wide has been lifted by the Division of Water. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.
 

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RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

 
The Russell Springs City Council will have a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
 
AGENDA:
Kevin's Kids Donation
Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Donation
Park Vehicle Discussion
Adjournment
 

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ATTN: CAUD CUSTOMERS - MAIN LINE HAS BEEN REPAIRED

 
The Columbia/Adair Utilities District main line leak has been repaired and customers no longer have to conserve water. There is a County/City Boil Water Advisory until further notice. 
 

 

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PRE-PROM MOCK ACCIDENT IN ADAIR CO. APRIL 20

 
On Friday morning, April 20, 2018 a Pre-Prom mock accident will be held on Adair County School grounds.  The action will start at approximately 8:30amCT. 
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 
Date Issued: 4/19/2018
Time Issued: 3:37 P.M.
 
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers County and City wide. The advisory has been issued due to main line Leak.            
 
Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure.
 
Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.
 
This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.
 
For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.
 

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HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE PASSES COMER'S FARM BILL AMENDMENT

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the U.S. House Agriculture Committee approved Congressman James Comer’s amendment to the Farm Bill.
 
The amendment will provide the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) with accurate population information when determining if a county is eligible for Rural Development funding. This type of funding includes Rural Broadband grants and loans, Community Facilities grants and loans, home loans and more.
 
This is especially important for counties like Adair County. The county currently has a population of 19,485 people. It’s also home to a regional jail that serves surrounding counties. Congressman Comer’s amendment excludes people incarcerated on a regional basis from the total population, which helps counties approaching the 20,000 population cap for some Rural Development programs.
 
This provision ensures the USDA can accurately count the members of a community with the ability to utilize Rural Development programs and pay taxes to support repaying loans.
 
“Counties like Adair shouldn’t be denied the opportunity to address the needs of their rural communities because they are working with their neighbors for the benefit of the entire region. I’m proud the House Agriculture Committee approved my amendment to ensure places like Adair County are on a level playing field to compete for funding,” said Congressman Comer.
 

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FROST ADVISORY 12AM CT TILL 10AM CT FRIDAY

 
...A FROST ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EDT/MIDNIGHT CDT/ TO 10 AM
EDT/9 AM CDT/ FRIDAY...
 
The best chance for frost will be in the southern portion of the Bluegrass region, and in sheltered valleys and typical cold spots.
 
A Frost Advisory means that frost is expected. Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.
 

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COLUMBIA/ADAIR UTILITIES DIST. CUSTOMERS ARE ASKED TO CONSERVE WATER DUE TO LEAK

 
Columbia/Adair Utilities District has a main line leak on an 18” line from the Water plant into town. Everyone is asked to conserve water until further notice. Be listening to 92.7 the WAVE and https://www.ridingthewave.com for updates.
 
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED BY COLUMBIA ADAIR UTILITIES DISTRICT

 BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED - The boil water advisory for customers at 103-307 E. Guardian St., all of S. Reed St. , 203,209, 301 & 304 Burkesville St., 303 Monroe St and 104-106 Church 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.

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HOMEPLACE PLOW DAY & SPRING FESTIVAL IS APRIL 21, 2018

 
Homeplace on Green River’s Plow Day and Spring Festival will liven up southcentral Kentucky again April 21, 2018. This year will see antique tractors join the horse and mule plow teams, exhibits, demonstrations, arts and crafts sales, hands-on activities, historical reenactors and all kinds of animals.
 
There will be hay rides and a barrel train and petting farm for the youngsters. Artists and crafters will be selling their Kentucky-made products. There will be food vendors and all-day live music in the newly restored and renovated bank barn. All will be geared toward a day of family food and fun. The festival is from 9:00 until 5:00 Eastern Time.
 
Among the many exhibits and demonstrations will be a grist mill and butter-making, colonial re-enactors, horse shoeing, hand-on pottery making for the younger set, pocket knife whittling, draw knife and a shave horse demonstration, discussion on barrel racing on a horse by a professional woman barrel racer, arrowhead crafting, a grist mill and blacksmith. Hands-on activities will include butter making, a potter’s wheel, and a petting farm. Margie and Paul Phibbs from Barnett Creek Frarms will have the alpacas and alpaca wool products at the festival and Darlene Campbell will be displaying and showing natiive American languages, culture, customs and crafts. 
 
The $10 per car for admission includes all the activities except for products purchased from vendors.
 
 
 

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ONE PERSON INJURED FOLLOWING ADAIR CO. ACCIDENT INVOLVING A GARBAGE TRUCK

 
Adair Co. Sheriff Harrison reports that on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at approximately 4:01pm, the Adair County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a single vehicle accident with injuries around the 1500 block of Sano Road. A 1999 GMC Garbage truck being operated by 66 year old Jeffery Sparks of Columbia, KY was traveling north on Sano Road when the garbage truck dropped off the shoulder of the road and overturned. Sparks was treated on scene by Adair County EMS and transported to TJ Health Columbia for injuries sustained. 
 
Deputy Derek Padgett is investigating the accident and was assisted on scene by Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss and members of the Adair County Fire Department.

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KSP INVESTIGATES MONROE CO. INJURY COLLISION

 

Tompkinsville, KY (April 18, 2018) Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle injury collision on Old Temple Hill Road 10 miles east of Tompkinsville Wednesday at 7:36amCT.

 

Preliminary investigations indicate that 41 year-old Michael Bennett of Edmonton was operating a 2006 Freightliner traveling west on Old Temple Road when his load shifted causing him to run off the right side of the roadway and overturn.  Bennett was wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision.  Bennett was transported to the Monroe County Medical Center by the Monroe County EMS with non-life threatening injuries. 

 

Senior Officer Casey Tooley is investigating the collision and was assisted by Monroe County Emergency Management, EMS, Road Department and Sherriff’s Office.

 

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555).  Citizens can call to confidentially report impair drivers or any criminal activity.  You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app.  The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior.  The app is available for IPhone, IPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple or Google Play stores.  Download the KSP mobile app by searching “KSPOLICE” in the app store and you can also follow along on twitter @KYStatePolice. 

 

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PULASKI CO. MAN ARRESTED IN ADAIR CO. EARLY TUES. ON DRUG & OTHER CHARGES

 
A Pulaski Co. man was arrested on numerous charges in Adair Co. following an early morning traffic stop.
 
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at approximately 2:11amCT, Deputy Josh Durbin conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Chevy for having the wrong tag number on the vehicle. After a roadside investigation the operator of the vehicle, 35-year-old Joseph Williams of Somerset, KY was placed under arrest after he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a concealed handgun.
 
Williams was charged with Rear License not Illuminated, Improper Registration Plate,Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 
 
Deputy Durbin was assisted on the scene by Officer Dean with the Columbia Police Dept.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY - COLUMBIA/ADAIR UTILITIES

BOIL WATER ADVISORY

Date Issued: 04/18/2018

Time Issues:   8:00 a.m.

 

            A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District starting at 103-307 E Guardian St., all of S. Reed St., 203, 209, 301 & 304 Burkesville St., 303 Monroe St., and 104 & 106 Church St.

The advisory has been issued due to tying in new line.

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 three 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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CONGRESSMAN COMER RELEASES 2017 TAX RETURNS

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James Comer once again followed through on his promise of transparency by disclosing his 2017 personal income taxes. Comer was one of a few members of the entire U.S. Congress to disclose his 2016 personal income taxes.
 
“I promised my constituents that I would disclose my income taxes because I feel that taxpayers have a right to know where their leaders’ income originates, especially when those leaders vote on major tax reform legislation,” said Congressman Comer.
 
In keeping his pledge for transparency, Comer’s taxes and other information including financial disclosures, office expenses and travel expenses are posted under the Transparency and Financial Disclosures tab on his website.
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING APRIL 19

 
The Adair County School Board Regular Monthly Meeting will be Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6pmCT at the Adair County Board of Education Building Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.
 
AGENDA
***Adair County Primary Center will open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance*** 
Meeting will be called to order
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Consent Agenda
 
CONSENT AGENDA
Approval of Minutes of March 17, 2018
Approval of Treasurer's Report
Approval of Payment of Bills
Approval to Waive Fees for Use of Adair County Primary Center Cafeteria for a Relay for Life Fundraiser Retroactive to April 7, 2018
Approval to Waive Fees for Use of Adair County School Campus by Glens fork Church of The Nazarene for A Relay for Life Fundraiser
Approval of Capital Funds Request for 2017-2018 School Year
Approval for Adair County Board of Education School Food Service Department to Participate In The Summer Feeding Program
Approval of Schools’ Activity Budget for The 2018-2019 School Year
Approval of 2018-2019 District Technology Plan
Acknowledgement of Personnel Action
 
REGULAR AGENDA
Superintendent's Report
Recognition of STLP Students/Teacher
Public Comments
Approval of Monthly Financial Statements - Renae Smith
Approval of Revised 2017-2018 School Calendar - Robbie Harmon
Approval of Healthy Kids Clinic Contract – Robbie Harmon
Approval of Certified Evaluation Plan for 2018-2019 School Year
Approval of Superintendent Evaluation Plan for 2017-2018 School Year
Adjournment
 

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ADAIR CO. JAILER RELEASES STATEMENT FOLLOWING DEATH OF INMATE

 
BY: A.C. JAILER JOEY WHITE
 
First and foremost, I would like to send out my condolences to the family and friends of Glenn Morrison, Jr, age 33.
 
After being arrested, he was sent to TJ Health Columbia where the doctor medically cleared him for incarceration. 
 
At 1:36amCT on Sunday April 15, 2018 Morrison was booked into the Adair County Jail.
 
He was periodically checked on throughout the morning and all through the day by deputies per protocol.
 
During cell checks, Morrison was awake and was interacting well with deputies and cellmates in isolation.
 
Morrison was alert at breakfast (when he saw pre-trial for bond), and lunch-time, up until a cell check when deputies saw that he was distressed.
 
Deputies notified the jail nurse and me (Jailer White) and 911 was immediately called.
 
Upon arrival of EMS, Morrison walked to the stretcher and laid down. He was transported by EMS to TJ Health Columbia for further medical attention.
 
I'd like to say that Glenn Morrison JR was always respectful and would always joke and speak to you no matter where he was.
 
In closing, the jail staff and I will greatly miss him and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
 

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HWY 61 SOUTH REMAINS CLOSED AFTER CRASH TUESDAY MORNING

 

(Tuesday-5:20pmCT) Hwy 61 South between Breeding & Burkesville remains closed this evening. This section of road (approx. 3 miles south of the Adair/Cumberland County line) was closed following a police pursuit this morning at 7:19am that resulted in the suspect crashing his vehicle into a Cumberland Co. Deputy Sheriff's cruiser.

 

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CUMBERLAND CO. PURSUIT LEADS TO SUSPECT CRASHING AND AN OFFICER'S WEAPON DISCHARGING

 
COLUMBIA, KY (Tue 17 Apr 2018) - This morning at approximately 7:19amCT, the Cumberland County Sheriff's office received a call of a suspicious vehicle on Lawsons Bottom Road. A Cumberland County Deputy Sheriff responded to the area, located the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop which led to a pursuit. The Burkesville Police Department and KSP joined in the pursuit, which ended with the suspect vehicle crashing into a Cumberland County Deputy Sheriff's cruiser.
 
During the pursuit, a law enforcement officer's weapon was discharged, striking the victim. The victim was transported to Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington, KY where he is listed in critical condition. A female passenger in the vehicle was taken into custody for outstanding warrants. No one else was injured. 
 
The KSP Critical Incident Response Team is currently investigating the incident.
 
 

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COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATING INMATE DEATH

 

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, the Columbia Police Department was requested to initiate an investigation into the death of an inmate.

 

Preliminary investigation shows that 33-year-old Glen Morrison Jr. was brought into the facility and booked in at 1:36 a.m. on charges of Disorderly Conduct, Resisting  Arrest, Trespassing, Public Intoxication and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Morrison was transported to TJ Health Columbia for medical clearance prior to his booking as officers suspected him of swallowing narcotics.

 

Preliminary investigations show that jail deputies had contact with Morison on at least four separate occasions between 6:00am and 1:15pm. The interactions were to remove Morrison from his cell to complete a specific task. This does not include cell checks that are conducted every 30 minutes, all of which were observed to be okay. During ALL interactions, Morrison showed no signs of distress and he did not request medical attention.

 

At approximately 1:29pm, Morrison’s cellmates called to the attention of jail staff that he needed help. Jail deputies saw that he was shivering and lethargic and took him to the nurses station. At approximately 2:00pm, it was determined that Morrison needed to be transported to TJ Health for additional treatment and at 2:01pm dispatch was called. Adair County EMS arrived and Morrison walked himself over to the stretcher where he was then transported.

 

At 3:41 pm Morrison was pronounced deceased at TJ Health Columbia and Adair County Deputy Coroner Mike Keltner was notified. A review of security footage from a local business does show that it appears he removed something from his pocket and ingested it prior to officers reaching him before his arrest.

 

Sgt. Gary Roy attended an autopsy in Louisville on Monday morning, April 16, 2018 and the preliminary report indicates the following:

 

1- Foreign Material in distal esophagus

2- Pulmonary Edema

3- Absence of Lethal Trauma

 

A full report and toxicology are still pending and will be released to the office of Adair County Coroner Todd Akin and law enforcement when completed by the State Medical Examiners Office.

 

 

 

 

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HWY 61 CLOSED UNTIL APPROX NOON DUE TO ACCIDENT

 

As of 8:30amCT, traffic on Hwy 61S approximately 2 to 3 miles into Cumberland County, is reportedly being rerouted due to an accident. Breeding Loop is being used for southbound traffic rerouting. Road closure is anticipated over the next 3 to 4 hours.

 

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PULASKI CO. ACCIDENT 4/17/18

 

According to Sheriff Greg Speck, deputies responded to a two vehicle injury accident on Tateville-Antioch Road at approximately 8:38 AM on Monday, April 16, 2018.

 

Upon arrival at the scene, a half mile off South Highway 27, Deputy Zach Mayfield found three individuals suffering injuries from the accident.  Preliminary investigation by Deputy Mayfield found that Patricia C. Nicholas, age 49 of Racetrack Road, Burnside, Kentucky was southbound in a white 2000 four door Chrysler when she became temporarily distracted and drifted into the northbound lane.  Joshua M. Jones, age 30 of Old Patterson Branch Road, Somerset was northbound in a black 2000 Honda two door automobile when they collided head-on.

 

Patricia C. Nicholas declined treatment at the scene.  Joshua M. Jones was treated at the scene by Pulaski EMS personnel and was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment.  Two passengers in the Honda, Gerald W. Fusion, age 42 of Eubank, Kentucky and Marissa A. Jones, age 28 of Somerset, Kentucky were treated at the scene and later transported to LCRH for treatment of their injuries.

 

Members of the Tateville Volunteer Fire Department assisted units at the scene.

 

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

 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT 4-17-18

 

THE CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET IN REGULAR SESSION MONDAY.
 
PRIOR TO THE REGULAR BUSINESS, TWO CITIZENS ADDRESSED THE COURT SEEKING HELP WITH A SO-CALLED NEIGHBORHOOD TERRORIST.  THEY STATED CALLING THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE NUMEROUS TIMES, AND THOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL RUN-INS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE ACCUSED PERSON HAS YET TO STOP THE HARRASSMENT. THEY TOLD THE COURT THIS PERSON HAS THREATENED THE LIVES OF AT LEAST TWO INDIVIDUALS, AND EVEN FIRED ON OFFICERS. COUNTY JUDGE EXECUTIVE, RANDY DIAL, HEARD OUT THE COMPLAINTS, HOWEVER TOLD THE TWO THAT THE FISCAL COURT HAS NO AUTHORITY OVER THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. THE CITIZENS ALSO STATED SOME DISSATISFACTION WITH THE COUNTY DISPATCH SERVICE AND PROVIDED SOME DOCUMENTATION TO THE COURT. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN, HOWEVER, JUDGE DIAL ASSURED THEM HE WOULD LOOK INTO THE MATTER.
 
THE COURT WILL SOON BE ACCEPTING YEARLY BIDS.
 
JUDGE EXECUTIVE RANDY DIAL SAID THE COURT RECEIVED ONLY ONE BID ON DUMP TRUCKS. THE BID, FROM WORLD-WIDE EQUIPMENT, WAS ACCEPTED IN THE AMOUNT OF NEARLY $142,000 PER TRUCK, FOR THREE TRUCKS. SOME 2018 TRUCKS, ALONG WITH A '98 CHEVY 4X4, AND A '03 FORD 4X4, WERE DECLARED SURPLUS PROPERTY AND WILL BE SOLD IN JUNE.
 
SEVERAL COUNTY TRUCKS WERE DECLARED SURPLUS AND WILL BE SOLD IN JUNE.
 
A FIRST READING OF THE PROPOSED 2019 FISCAL BUDGET WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE NEXT REGULAR FISCAL MEETING, SCHEDULED FOR MAY 7TH.
 

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98.7 THE BUCK: ARRESTS 4/17/18

 

Joe Goforth, 55 of Yosemite, arrested by KSP for Hindering Prosecution of Apprehension-2nd Degree, Menacing, Resisting Arrest, & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.
Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Cody L. Montgomery, age 22, arrested by Danville Police for Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct-1st Degree, Escape-2nd Degree, & Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm).
Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
Travis Popplewell, 22 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree.
Donald K. Hester, 42 of Stanford, arrested by KSP, for Speeding 25 MPH over Limit, Disregarding Traffic Light, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Insurance, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), & DUI-3rd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance).
Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.
 
Jacqueline I. Rodriguez, 35 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Theft of Vehicle Registration Plate, No Registration Plates, & License to be In Possession.
Linda M. Wilk, 65 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI-2nd Offense, & No Tail Lamps.
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD REPORT

 

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

 

 

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CLINTON CO. INJURY COLLISION

 
Albany, Ky. (April 16, 2018) – Tpr. Alan Shirley is investigating a collision that occurred on Friday, April 13 at approximately 7:59 PM CST on KY 1266, 7 miles north of Albany.  53-year-old Lloyd W. Glover, of Albany, was operating a westbound 2016 Dodge when he lost control of the vehicle in a curve, left the roadway and struck a utility pole.  Mr. Glover was belted and transported by family members to the Clinton County Hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries.
 
Tpr. Shirley was assisted at the scene by KY Fish and Wildlife and the Clinton County Sheriff's Department.
 

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KSP ACTIVITY REPORT FOR MARCH, 2018

 
Columbia, Ky. (April 16, 2018) – During the month of March 2018, there were 13 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.
 
There was one fatal collision during the month of March in the Post 15 area.
  • Bruce Rule, 63, of Taylor Co. was killed on 03/14/18 in Taylor Co. 
 
This brings our yearly fatality count to 7 compared with 3 through this same period in 2017. Statewide fatality count stands at 142 compared with 171 through this same period in 2017.
 
During the month of March 2018, there were 1212 citations written, 326 courtesy notices written, 1151 vehicles inspected, 739 complaints answered, 93 motorists assisted, 68 criminal cases opened and 344 criminal arrests made.
 

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NICK HALE IS NEW PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER AT KSP POST 15

 
KSP Post 15 in Columbia announces new Public Affairs Officer, Nick Hale 
 
WHAT: Post 15 announces new Public Affairs Officer 
 
WHEN: Effective Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 
 
WHO: Senior Tpr. Nick Hale of Columbia, KY
 
WHY: Replacing former Public Affairs Officer, Master Tpr. Billy Gregory who will be transferring to Public Affairs Branch at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort, KY.
 
 

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RUSSELL CO. DEATH INVESTIGATION

 
Jamestown, KY, April 16, 2018 - The Russell County Coroner’s Office and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources are conducting a joint investigation into the discovery of a body on Lake Cumberland. The body of a male was discovered near a private dock located on Lilly Creek on Lake Cumberland at approximately 10:00pmCT on Sunday, April 15, 2018. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Russell County Coroner Michael Reynolds. At this time, the identity has not confirmed. An autopsy conducted today (Monday, April 16th) at the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort, KY determined the preliminary cause of death to be consistent with drowning. 
 
Positive ID has not been confirmed. WAVE News will have more information as it is made available. 
 

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98.7 THE BUCK WEEKEND ARRESTS 4/16/18

 

Gregory J. Sallee, 38 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Weddle with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Methamphetamine.
 
James E. Stacy, 26 of Hustonville, arrested by Deputy Weddle with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Burglary-1st Degree, Assault-4th Degree, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
 
Cecil D. Stacy, 27 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Weddle with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Burglary-1st Degree, Assault-4th Degree, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, & Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree.
 
All were lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Harold R. Ballou, 71 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), No Registration Plates, & Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
 
Johnathan L. Woster, 30 of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
 
Vinson L. Phelps, 31 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for Rear License Not Illuminated, Improper Signal, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, License to be in Possession, No Operator's License, DUI, & Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
 
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
Adrian A. Lawless, age 26, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, Possession of Methamphetamine & Marijuana, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
 
Steven B. Caldwell, age 51, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Methamphetamine, Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance, & Falsely Reporting an Incident.
 
Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
Tyler L. Calhoun, 25 of Danville, arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia, & Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor.
 
Shannon F. Luster, 45 of Richmond, arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office for Careless Driving, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia, No Insurance, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, & Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.
 
Derek Stevens, 28 of Stanford, arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office for Theft by Unlawful Taking (Farm Equipment-Over $500).
 
Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.
 
All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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REP. LINDA BELCHER FILES AMENDMENT TO REVERSE JUST-ENACTED PUBLIC PENSION LAW

 
FRANKFORT – Calling the new public-pension law, Senate Bill 151, a “major step backward for all of Kentucky,” state Rep. Linda Belcher has filed an amendment that would give the General Assembly a chance to reverse its actions before concluding the legislative session.
 
           “This law was introduced and passed in less than nine hours, with no actuarial study, no input from Democratic legislators and no public comment,” said Rep. Belcher of Shepherdsville. “Thousands of teachers and public workers have since rallied in opposition, public-opinion polls show little support and the Attorney General’s office has filed suit, claiming there are more than a dozen violations with this law. With my amendment, we have the chance to correct this mess and return to the bipartisan reforms that were working.”
 
           “The 2013 reforms to the pension system were approved the right way,” House Democratic Leader Rocky Adkins added. “They were done transparently and with stakeholder input and they’ve maintained solid public support.  They’ve also proven to be the right choice for Kentucky, because the full funding they mandated enabled our retirement systems to post double-digit investment increases. As I have said many times, all we need to do is keep what we have and fund it. Under the new law, however, we will pay billions of dollars more than necessary over the next 30 years while new teachers and tens of thousands of public workers will get much less in retirement. That’s just wrong.”
 
           Rep. Belcher’s amendment – which is attached to Senate Bill 113, an unrelated retirement measure – would completely remove the enacted language of Senate Bill 151, the public-pension bill that many also call the sewage bill because that was the original subject matter of Senate Bill 151. “It’s our hope that the Republicans will show their support for government workers, educators and first responders by calling Senate Bill 113 so we can act on my amendment,” Rep. Belcher said.
 
           She added that “if the sewage/pension bill is allowed to stand, it will cause irreparable harm to the teaching profession, which I know well since I dedicated my career to education. These teachers do not receive Social Security, so this change to a 401(k)-style retirement for new teachers puts them at much greater financial risk. The local and state government workers hired since 2014 will share that same worry about their pensions by having a reduced benefit. With these changes, it will now be much tougher for us in the years ahead, to get the teachers and public workers we must have and that taxpayers deserve.”
 
           Both Rep. Belcher and Leader Adkins said that, if the amendment is not approved, they would seek to have the law retroactively overturned when the 2019 Regular Session begins.
 

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KY GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S 2018 SESSION ENDS

 
FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 regular session ended this evening, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and numerous other measures that will affect people throughout the state.
 
Most new laws – those that come from legislation that don’t contain emergency clauses or different specified effective dates – will go into effect in mid-July.
 
A partial list of bills approved this year by the General Assembly include measures on the following topics:
 
Abortion. House Bill 454 will prohibit a certain type of abortion procedure, known as a D & E, if a woman is more than 11 weeks pregnant. The legislation does not ban other types of abortion procedures. (Enforcement of this new law has been temporarily halted by a federal judge until motions challenging the measure are heard in June.)
 
Abstinence Education. Senate Bill 71 will require the inclusion of abstinence education in any human sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases curriculum in Kentucky high schools. 
 
Bicycle safety. House Bill 33 will require drivers to keep vehicles at least three feet away from bicyclists during an attempt to pass. If that much space isn’t available, the driver must use “reasonable caution” when passing cyclists. 
 
Breweries. House Bill 136 will increase what breweries can sell onsite to three cases and two kegs per customer. Another provision will allow breweries to sell one case per customer at fairs and festivals in wet jurisdictions. 
 
Budget. House Bill 200 will guide state spending for the next two fiscal years. The plan fully funds the state’s main public pension systems at the levels recommended by actuarial analysis. It calls for 6.25 percent baseline cuts for most state agencies, although some agencies are spared. Agencies that will avoid cuts include the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Kentucky State Police, and local school-based Kentucky Family Resource and Youth Services Centers. The budget plan will boost base per-pupil funding for K-12 education to a record level of $4,000 per student in each fiscal year.  It also includes more than $60 million in new revenue to help implement proposed adoption and foster care reforms and tens of millions of dollars to hire more social workers.
 
Dyslexia. House Bill 187 will require the state Department of Education to make a “dyslexia toolkit” available to school districts to help them identify and instruct students who display characteristics of dyslexia.
 
Financial literacy. House Bill 132 will require Kentucky high school students to pass a financial literacy course before graduating. 
 
Foster Care and Adoption. House Bill 1 intends to reform the state’s foster care and adoption system to ensure that a child’s time in foster care is limited and that children are returned to family whenever possible. It would expand the definition of blood relative for child placement and ensure that children in foster care are reunified with family or placed in another permanent home in a timely manner.
 
Gangs. House Bill 169 will establish penalties for criminal gang-related crimes, especially those involving gang recruitment. The legislation will make gang recruitment a felony instead of misdemeanor for adults and make minors involved in such activity face felony charges in certain cases. 
Jail security. House Bill 92 will allow jail canteen profits to be used for the enhancement of jail safety and security. 
 
Organ donation. House Bill 84 will require coroners or medical examiners to release identifying and other relevant information about a deceased person to Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates if the person’s wish to be an organ donor is known and the body is suitable for medical transplant or therapy. 
 
Pharmacies. Senate Bill 5 is aimed at ensuring that independent pharmacists are fairly reimbursed for filling prescriptions of Medicaid recipients. This measure will place the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services in charge of setting the reimbursement rates for a pharmacist. The rate is currently set by pharmacy-benefit managers hired by the state’s Medicaid managed-care organizations.
 
Police cameras. House Bill 373 will exempt some police body camera footage from being publicly released. It will exempt the footage from certain situations being released if it shows the interior of private homes, medical facilities, women’s shelters and jails or shows a dead body, evidence of sexual assault, nude bodies and children.
 
Prescription medicines. Senate Bill 6 will require a pharmacist to provide information about the safe disposal of certain prescription medicines, such as opiates and amphetamines.
 
Price gouging. Senate Bill 160 will clarify laws aimed at preventing price gouging during emergencies. The bill specifies that fines could be imposed if a retailer suddenly increases the price of goods more than 10 percent when the governor declares a state of emergency.
 
Public pensions. Senate Bill 151 will make changes aimed at stabilizing public pension systems that face more than $40 billion in unfunded liabilities. Changes proposed by the pension reform legislation include placing future teachers in a hybrid “cash balance” plan rather than a traditional benefits plan and limiting the impact of accrued sick leave on retirement benefit calculations.
 
Revenge porn. House Bill 71 will increase penalties for posting sexually explicit images online without the consent of the person depicted. The crime would be misdemeanor for the first offence and felony for subsequent offences. Penalties would be even more severe if the images were posted for profit.
 
Road Plan. House Bill 202 will authorize over $2.4 billion for bridges, repaving and other highway needs throughout Kentucky over the next two fiscal years.  
 
Tax reform. Tax reform provisions included in House Bill 366 will generate about $400 million in additional revenue over the next two years. The plan include a cigarette tax increase of 50 cents per pack and an expansion of the state sales tax to some services, such as landscaping, janitorial, laundry and small-animal veterinary services. It will also create a flat 5 percent tax for personal and corporate income taxes in Kentucky. The inventory tax would also be phased out over a four-year period. Under the plan, the only itemized deductions allowed would be for Social Security income, mortgage income and charitable giving. It would also disallow the deductions for such things as medical costs, taxes paid, interest expense on investments, and casualty and theft losses. It would also remove the $10 state personal income tax credit. 
 
Teen marriage. Senate Bill 48 will prohibit anyone under the age of 17 from getting married. It would also require a district judge to approve the marriage of any 17-year-old. While current law states 16- and 17-year-olds can be married with parental consent, a district judge can approve the marriage of a child below the age of 16 if the girl is pregnant.
 
Terrorism. Senate Bill 57 will allow a person injured by an act of terrorism to file a claim for damages against the terrorist in state court.  
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING APRIL 16

 
The Russell County School Board will meet on April 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Salem Elementary
 
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. Recognition: Russell County Education Association (RCEA) Teacher of the Month: Tammy Emerson
5. Campbellsville University 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients: Lisa Kerr (Elementary) Faith Womack (Middle) Davene DeVore (High School)
6. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes
B. Payment of Bills
C. School Activity Fund Report
D. Financial Report
E. Personnel Reports
F. Field Trips
7. Owner & Contractor Agreement-Russell Co. High School Bleacher Replacement
8. Amendment to the 2017-2018 School Calendar - Michael Ford, Superintendent
9. FY 18 Auditor Contract
10. Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. School Based Satellite Clinic Agreement (Healthy Kids Clinic)
11. Pulaski Co. Schools Payment for Pool Use
12. Memorandum of Agreements
13. Professional Growth & Evaluation of Certified Personnel  Tonya Adams- Director of Curriculum, Instruction,
PD & Federal Programs and Bethany Baird - Educator Effectiveness Coach
14. Naming Russell County High School Softball Complex & Russell County High School Football Pressbox
15. FY 18 Striving Readers Grant - Tonya Adams, Director of Federal Programs
16. Adjournment
 

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COLUMBIA/ADAIR EDA BOARD MEETING APRIL 17

 
The regular meeting of the Columbia/Adair County EDA Board will meet on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:00 am in the Board room of the Chamber of Commerce, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY with Mark Dykes, Chairman, presiding.
 
AGENDA
 
Presiding – Mark Dykes 
Welcome and Call To Order
Determination of a Quorum
 
Business:
Approval of Minutes as presented 
Approval of Treasurer’s Report as presented –Treasurer Ann Martin
 
Business: 
Portions of Adair County has been designated as an Opportunity Zone.
TVA funds to be disbursed to 39 TVA Counties, of which Adair County is one of the counties. What that means and how much funding to expect.
 
Other Business for discussion or Announcements:
 
Adjourn
 
Next meeting…May 15, 2018 – 8:00 AM
 

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98.7 THE BUCK: ARRESTS 4/13/18

 

Brandy Blackburn, 25 of Lancaster, arrested by KSP for DUI-2nd Offense.
 
Couch J. Roberts, 43 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Brown with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & No Insurance.
 
Jerry L. Watson, 70 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Brown with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, & Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified).
 
Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Regenia D. Carter, 27, & Willie E. Dugger, 33, both of Somerset, both arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), Receiving Stolen Property (under $500), & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
 
Ethan K. Fry, 18, & Kaysha M. Whitis, 19, both of Somerset, & Alexis D. Burton, 18 of Bronston, all arrested by Ky Fish & Wildlife for Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree, Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Donovan N. Hogue, 18 of Eubank, arrested by Ky Fish & Wildlife for Burglary-1st Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking (Firearm/Under $500), Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree, License to be in Possession, No Insurance, Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance, & Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Rayshon L. Parks, 27 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Indecent Exposure-2nd Degree, Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, & Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree.
 
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
Eli Wells, age 28, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Heroin & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
Keith P. Greer, 59 of Crab Orchard, arrested by Lancaster Police for DUI, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, & Resisting Arrest.
 
Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.
 
All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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E. CASEY CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 

East Casey Co. Water has issued a BOIL WATER ADVISORY on Chestnut Level Road, from Matherly Road to the top of the hill.
 
Until further notice, customers in those areas should boil any water used for human consumption.
 

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DISASTER DECLARATION FOR 22 COUNTIES INCLUDING METCALFE CO.

 
Frankfort, KY - President Donald Trump has authorized assistance for certain Kentucky counties that suffered significant damage as a result of the severe flooding event from Feb. 9 through Feb. 14.
 
"We are grateful for this official declaration by the President, which will allow Eastern Kentucky counties to access federal assistance to repair local infrastructure damaged by heavy rainfall this winter," said Gov. Matt Bevin. "Thanks to the collaborative efforts of local officials, Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), our affected communities are beginning the road to recovery."
 
The President's action grants public assistance to the 22 impacted counties to repair roads, bridges and other infrastructure. The declaration will also provide the Commonwealth with mitigation funds.
Counties included in this declaration include Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Metcalfe, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Whitley and Wolfe.
 
The severe weather system in mid-February produced strong winds and episodes of torrential rain which caused flooding, flash flooding, landslides and mudslides. Some impacted counties lost roadways, bridges and associated structures.
 
"Bringing federal assistance to Kentucky has been a team effort between our local, state and federal partners," said KYEM director Michael Dossett. "I am truly grateful that we can now begin the important process of moving recovery assistance into the declared areas."
 
Additional information about KYEM and FEMA's Public Assistance program can be found at 
 
By: Nicole Burton
 

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

The Russell Springs City Council met on Thursday evening. Jim Leib has details.

 

 

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RED FLAG WARNING DAY

 
Gusty winds are forecast today, with peak values generally 30 to 40 mph. Areas of the Bluegrass, including the Lexington metro could see longer periods with 40 mph or greater, where a Wind Advisory is in effect. In addition...lower humidities today could create dangerous burning conditions. The lowest humidities are forecast around the Lake Cumberland region, where a Red Flag Warning is in effect.
 
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday
Expect gusty winds, dry conditions, and some additional fire weather concerns for Friday. Thunderstorms will be possible Saturday and Saturday night ahead of an approaching cold front. Some of these storms could be strong with gusty winds and heavy rainfall.
 

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DIG SAFE BY CONTACTING KENTUCKY 811

 
April marks the 10th anniversary of National Safe Digging Month. In observance of the occasion, Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company are reminding area residents to have underground utility lines identified to avoid digging dangers.
 
The Federal Communication Commission’s designated call-before-you-dig number, 811, identifies buried lines that could be damaged as a result of excavation work. Residents can dial 8-1-1 or visit 811now.com to complete the online form and request underground facility markings at a single address.
 
Not only can digging without knowing the location of underground utilities result in serious injuries, service disruptions and costly repairs when gas, electric, communications, water and sewer lines are damaged; it’s also illegal. Kentucky law requires all excavators – whether a homeowner or contractor, and whether working on a small project such as installing a mailbox or a larger one like building a deck or laying a patio – to contact operators of underground utilities before performing any excavation work. 
 
According to Common Ground Alliance, a national organization focused on protecting underground utilities across the country, an underground utility line is damaged every nine minutes because someone decided to dig without first contacting 811. In fact, nearly 40 percent of homeowners surveyed earlier this year on behalf of the organization admitted they will not call 811 before starting projects that require digging, even though doing so reduces the chance of causing damage by 99 percent. 
 
HOW TO USE KENTUCKY 811:
 
  1. Start by planning ahead – Know what you plan to do, where you plan to do it and when you’d like to begin your dig.
  2. Contact Kentucky 811 by phone or online with 811Now.com – Submit locate requests at least two days before you plan to dig and provide the required information about your project. The Kentucky 811 phone service and 811Now.com can both be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  3. Wait the required time for marking – When you contact Kentucky 811, they coordinate with Kentucky 811 member utilities in your area, including KU and LG&E, to have underground utility lines marked. This work is performed at no cost to you. A "locate request" goes out to member utilities, including those who provide natural gas, electric, telephone, cable and water service. Crews either mark their underground facilities or notify the excavator they have no underground lines in the area.
  4. Respect the marks and dig with care - Markings are completed using paint or flags according to the standard color code system. If you have any questions, you should contact the appropriate utility directly. 
 
KU is a Kentucky 811 member only in certain areas of its service territory. KU customers can visit the company website to see if they need to call 811 or KU directly based on their location. 
 

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98.7 THE BUCK: ARRESTS 4/12/18

 

Shannon R. Lawhorn, 41 of Gravel Switch, arrested by Deputy Weddle with Casey Co. Sheriff's Dapartment on two counts of Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle/On Foot), Possesion of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Ronnie W. Bradshaw, 57 of Monticello, arrested by KSP for One Headlight, DUI, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/3rd Offense (drug unspecified), Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, & Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified).
 
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
Jamie D. West, age 29, arrested by Danville Police for Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug.
 
Christopher D. West, age 30, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Methamphetamine, & Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.
 
Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
Candice A. Moore, 33 of Paint Lick, arrested by Stanford Police for Reckless Driving, Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle).
 
Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.
 
All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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PULASKI CO. FATALITY 4/12/18

 

At approximately 5:30 PM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Deputies from the Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office as well as Officers from the Burnside Police Department responded to a 911 call of an injury automobile accident.

 

Upon arrival at the scene, Deputy Tim Pierce found a 1997 Ford Pickup Truck in the ditch on the north side of East Antioch Avenue.  The operator of the vehicle, Toni L. Sharma, age 55 of Foxwood Drive, Burnside, Kentucky was found to be unresponsive. She was removed from the vehicle and CPR was begun.

 

Acting Burnside Police Chief, Sergeant Mike Hill began an investigation at the scene of the accident to determine its cause.  Interviews with eye witnesses determined that Ms. Sharma was eastbound on East Antioch Avenue when the pickup she was operating began to drift across the westbound lane and came to rest in the ditch.

 

Pulaski County EMS continued life saving measures upon their arrival.  However, those efforts were unsuccessful and Ms. Sharma was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Anthony Gossett.  A passenger in the vehicle, Inderjit R. Sharma, age 59 of Burnside, Kentucky was uninjured in the accident.

 

Pre- existing medical conditions may have been a contributing factor in the cause of the accident which remains under investigation by the Burnside Police Department and the Pulaski County Coroner's Office.  

 

Assisting at the scene were members of the Burnside Fire Department and Constable Mike Wallace.

 

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CIRCUIT CLERK INSPIRES OTHERS THROUGH LIFESAVING ORGAN DONATION

 

Every April, the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life along with the entire United States celebrate National Donate Life Month.  This a time to focus national and local attention on every individual’s power to make life possible by registering his or her decision to be an organ and tissue donor and learning more about living donation. 
 
The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life partners with Donate Life America each year during National Donate Life Month to help illustrate the message of donation, Donate Life America creates unique artwork for each National Donate Life Month. The 2018 National Donate Life Month art was inspired by the image of a rainbow and Maya Angelou’s quote, “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” * 
 
Donate Life America chose this year’s artwork because often following a storm, the presence of a rainbow provides optimism and motivates us to endure through dark times. Organ and tissue donation is the bridge of comfort and hope between one family’s mourning and another’s healing — turning tragedy into renewed life. The Donate Life rainbow in the National Donate Life Month artwork rises from stormy clouds, recognizing that it takes both rain and light to create the gift of a rainbow. 
 
Maya Angelou’s message applies to people of all backgrounds and experiences, according to Shelley Snyder, executive director at the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life.  She said she greatly appreciates the work done by the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks and their employees in asking customers about joining the Kentucky Donor Registry and about donating $1 toward this lifesaving mission.
 
“Through life’s rainy days and toughest challenges, we need others to lift us up and give us light.  If someone I loved needed a transplant, we would all pray for someone else to help my loved one,” said Adair Circuit Court Clerk, Dennis Loy.  “By registering to be a donor and considering living donation, you can change one ray of light into a spectrum of healing and compassion.”  
 
Loy said that one of the ways this month will be celebrated is with 51 billboards across Kentucky and adjoining counties.  “We are thrilled to be able to honor donor families and feature recipients on our billboards during National Donate Life Month 2018,” Loy said. “From Kendall in Carroll County, who had a heart transplant as a baby and is now in college to Terrie, a donor mom whose son Sheldon saved several lives, the faces on the billboards embody hope.”  
 
Everyone can register the decision to be donor by saying “YES” when you renew your driver’s license at your Circuit Clerk’s office.  You can register online at RegisterMe.org (or in the Medical ID tab of the iPhone Health app). To learn more about being a living donor, visit DonateLife.net.
 
Currently, 56% of U.S. adults, and 55% of Kentucky, have registered their decision to make LIFE possible and be organ and tissue donors if that is possible when they die.  Yet the number of people in need of transplants continues to outpace the number of organs donated. Currently, 114,973 people are waiting for a transplant and a second chance at life, over 1000 kids and adults in Kentucky are waiting. On average, 22 people die each day because the organ they need is not donated in time—that is almost one person dying every hour. You can help by registering your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, and learning more about living donation.
 
“Everyone has the opportunity to be a rainbow in other people’s dark clouds through the gift of organ and tissue donation,” says LAST.
 
*Maya Angelou™ is a trademark licensed by Caged Bird Legacy, LLC
**Data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) as of March 29, 2018.
 
 
 
 
 

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RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 12

 
The Russell Springs City Council will meet on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.
 
AGENDA
PRAYER
 
I. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
II. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES
III. PAYMENT OF BILLS
IV. OLD BUSINESS
V. NEW BUSINESS
  •  KEVIN'S KIDS – KEVIN WILLIAMS
  •  FRIENDS OF WOLF CREEK NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY – SHEVAWN FOLEY
  •  ADJOURNMENT
 

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GUSTY WINDS & DANGEROUS BURNING CONDITIONS THURSDAY

 
...Gusty Winds and Dangerous Burning Conditions on Thursday...
 
A strong SW wind will develop on Thursday with sustained winds
between 15 and 25 mph, and peak gusts up around 35 mph by the late
morning into the afternoon. Travel may become difficult for high
profile vehicles, especially on E-W oriented roadways.
 
In addition, the strong winds combined with drying small fuels and
low relative humidity will make for dangerous burning conditions.
Consider finding another day to burn if you have plans for Thursday.
Fire growth and spread could become uncontrollable under
these conditions.
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
As of 9:56 a.m. on April 11, 2018 the boil water advisory for customers on Sanders Ridge Road, Moxley Road, Gennie Hill Road been lifted by the Division of Water. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.
 

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COLUMBIA SHOOTING VICTIM DIES

 
28-year-old Dante Sangster has died from a gunshot wound he sustained last month.
 
On the morning of March 28, 2018, Sangster went to the home of Michael Ed Dial at 200 Church Street, Columbia, KY and was armed with a semi automatic handgun. After a short interaction between Dial and Sangster at the doorway, a single shot was fired striking Sangster in the neck. Sangster was flown to University of Louisville Hospital where he has been in critical condition. Sangster died yesterday (Tuesday, April 10, 2018).
 
No charges are expected to be filed against Micheal Ed Dial.
 
The case remains under investigation by CPD Sgt Jr Murphy. 
 

 

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CASEY CO. BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING 4/11/18

 

The Casey County Board of Education met in regular session Monday.
 
Assistant Superintendent, Kevin Stephens, gave a construction report on Liberty Elementary School, citing some areas needing attention from the recent renovation. Those include Cameras, Gutters, HVAC, Leaks in the Foyer, & some touch up paint work.
 
The Attendance Awared went to Liberty Elementary. Walnut Hill received Most Improved. 
 
Mayor Steven Brown, and County Judge Executive, Randy Dial, proclaimed next week as Week of the Young Child.  
 
Mayor Brown read the proclamation.
 
In the line item consent items, the board voted to declare a 1988 Chevy Truck as surplus property. The board revised a policy on Student Welfare & Wellness, adding a Mental Health Professional to be hired and accepted the 1st reading of the policy.  The board also voted to enter into a service agreement with Security Voice/Safe-Voice Hotline, at a cost of just under $1,700, or about .75 per student.
 
Deena Randolph gave the board financial report.
 
The Board voted to create Special Needs Instructional Assistant for next year.
 
Last day of school for students is May 23rd, last day for staff is the 24th, and graduation will be held May 24th at 7pm.
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT RECAP

 

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

 

 

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GREEN CO. WOMAN ARRESTED ON ROBBERY CHARGES

 

The Taylor Co. Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a robbery complaint on Sanders Road in Campbellsville. Mr. Paul Farmer, a resident of the area, was located near his home with injuries to his face, legs and arms. Farmer stated a visitor to his residence (later found to be Crystal Stines, age 40 of Greensburg, KY) has stolen money from inside his residence. Stines was located inside a home near Farmer's property. During an investigation with Stines she admitted to taking the money and striking Mr. Farmer with a rock after he attempted to stop her from leaving. Stines was arrested and charged with Robbery 1st degree and lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center. 

 

Deputy Dickie Benningfield was the investigating officer.

 

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FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER HOOVER HAS SETTLED ETHICS COMPLAINT

 
Former Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover has settled an ethics complaint regarding a sexual harrassment settlement with a former legislative staffer. 
 
The Jamestown Republican agreed to admit the violation as part of an agreement today (Tuesday) before the Legislative Ethics Commission. 
 
It requires him to pay a $1,000 fine and admit he violated the ethics code. 
 
He admitted to sending inappropriate text messages but said everything that happened was consensual in prior statements. 
 
He also acknowledged a settlement where four GOP lawmakers gave the accuser $110,000. Hoover would resign as House Speaker following the admission. 
 
Three other lawmakers had their harassment complaints dismissed during a hearing last week.
 

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ADAIR COUNTY BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 
Date Issued: 4/10/2018
Time Issued: 12:00 P.M.
 
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers on Sanders Ridge Road, Moxley Road, Gennie Hill Road. The advisory has been issued due to main line Leak. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes before using. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.
 

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RUSSELL CO FISCAL COURT RECAP

 

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

 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORIES LIFTED IN RUSSELL SPRINGS

 

The Boil Water Advisories for Old Columbia Road, Gentriy Mill Rd and Pinetop Rd have been lifted. You no longer have to boil your water for drinking and cooking in these areas.

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL 4/10/18

 

The Liberty City Council met in regular session Monday.
 
Heather Cochran, with R.H.F. Consultants, gave a report on the city's Audit. She said the city got a "Clean Report" which is as good as it gets. The city is in good financial shape, and made some improvements over last year.
 
The Founder of Kendall & Friends, Crimson Claycomb, addressed the council about building an All Inclusive playground in Liberty. Her Non-Profit company has built several of the parks, starting in Mercer County.  The City Council is considering building the new playground, and is looking into Grants to fund the project.
 
April was declared PRIDE Spring Clean-Up Month.
 
The council heard a first reading of a Budget Amendment to the Water fund in the amount of just over $55,000 dollars to repair a water filter at the city water plant. A special meeting will be called for the 2nd Reading.
 
Liberty is in need of a new Garbage Truck.  The current truck has been experiencing mechanical failures. It costs the city $2,500 a week to rent a replacement.  The cost of the new truck, proposed at last night's meeting is nearly $248,000. It requires a special can which will cost nearly $62,000. The city will be taking bids for a comparable truck.
 
The Liberty Police Department is operating with expired bullet proof vests. The vests expired three years ago. Councilman, Doug Johnson proposed the vests be replaced ASAP, as the replacment cost of about $4,000, is miniscule compared to the liabilty to the city should one of the vests fail. The council voted to order the new vests for all City Police Officers.
 

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R.C. DRUG ARREST

 

A Russell County man has been arrested on a Grand Jury Indictment that accuses him of drug trafficking.
 
Acting on information received, Deputy Nathan Ginn obtained a search warrant Monday night for a residence about 3 miles south of Jamestown. The search was conducted around 8:45pm and resulted in 29 year old Thomas Fortenberry being found hiding in the attic of the house.
 
Fortenberry was lodged in the Russell County Jail on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (methamphetamine) and Hindering Prosecution or Apprehension.
 
Deputy Ginn was assisted by Deputy Lucas Justice and Det. Joey Hoover.
 

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING APRIL 10

 
The Russell Springs City Council will have a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6pmCT.
 
AGENDA
RESOURCE OFFICER DISCUSSION
PARK VEHICLE DISCUSSION
ADJOURNMENT
 

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MONTHLY ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING APRIL 10

 
The Adair Co. Fiscal Court will meet on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6pmCT at 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      
  •  MARCH 13, 2018 REGULAR
  •  MARCH 27, 2018 SPECIAL
       
3. DISBURSEMENTS
 
4. REPORTS
  • SHERIFF'S REPORT
  • JAIL REPORT
  • ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT 
  • G.R.A.S. REPORT 
  • COMMITTEE REPORTS
          
5. TREASURER’S REPORT – MOTION TO RECEIVE
6. BUDGET AMENDMENTS 
7. TRANSFERS
  •  LINE TO LINE TRANSFERS
  •  FUND TO FUND TRANSFERS
 
8.    COURT ORDERS
9.    READING OF ROADS
 
10. ACTION  ITEMS:
 
  •  EXTENSION DISTRICT – BUDGET PRESENTATION
  •  CONSERVATION DISTRICT – BUDGET PRESENTATION
  •  COLUMBIA/ADAIR CO. AIRPORT 
  •  HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT RESOLUTION
  •  APPROVAL FOR JUDGE TO SIGN GRANT RESOLUTION
  •  REQUEST TO INSTALL 3 LED LIGHT POLES-BACK TRACK @ JIM BLAIR CENTER
  •  PERMISSION TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS – JIM BLAIR CENTER FLOOR
  •  EASEMENT APPROVAL FOR VEHICLE TURNAROUND-BURTON GARMON ROAD
  •  PERMISSION TO PURCHASE RECYCLING VEHICLE
  •  SALARY/PAY RATE APPROVALS FOR 2018-2019 FY BUDGET
  •  2ND READING OF ORDINANCE TO CREATE E911 BOARD FOR NCIC/LINK
 
                                                                                                                          
11.  OTHER BUSINESS
12.  PUBLIC COMMENTS
13.  ADJOURN
 
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 

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ONE PERSON INJURED IN 2-VEHICLE COLLISION IN COLUMBIA MONDAY

 
Columbia Police investigated an injury collision today (Monday) on Campbellsville Street. 
 
The accident occurred when 44-year-old Carlos Grant of Columbia, KY was traveling north on Campbellsville Street in a 1993 Ford Ranger. Grant failed to bring his vehicle to a stop when traffic in front of him had slowed or stopped, resulting In him striking a 2004 Grand Jeep Cherokee in the rear. The Cherokee was operated by 64 year old Paula Vancleave. Neither driver was injured, however a passenger with Vancleave, 72 year old Glen Vancleave was treated at the scene and transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair EMS.
 
Grant was charged with Operating on a Suspended Drivers License, No Insurance and Expired Tags.  
 
The collision was investigated by Sgt. Gary Roy.
 

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FATAL ACCIDENT ON CUMBERLAND PARKWAY SATURDAY MORNING

 
A fatal 2-vehicle wreck occurred over the weekend in Metcalfe Co. on the Cumberland Parkway.
 
The accident occurred around 5 a.m. Saturday morning near mile marker 26. A vehicle driven by a woman along with another female passenger, both of Bowling Green, went the wrong direction by going east on the west bound side of the parkway and struck a truck. The two women are identified as 25 year old Tisha Allen and 23 year old Tamesha Turner.  Thomas Voils was the driver of the truck that the car struck head-on, causing the truck to flip over.  
 
Both women were ejected from the car. Tisha Allen was pronounced dead at the scene; Tamesha Turner was transported to T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Tommy Voils is in stable condition at Vanderbilt Hospital.
 
Police say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. 
 
The Metcalfe Co. Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident.
 

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MAN ON THE RUN CAPTURED BY ADAIR CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE

 

Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at approximately 10pmCT, the Adair County Sheriffs Office received information that a subject that had been on the run from authorities for several months had been spotted at a residence 6 miles east of Columbia on Liberty Road. 
 
Sheriff Moss and Deputy Brandon Hitch, along with KSP Trooper Chase Willis, responded to this location to attempt to locate the subject. Upon arrival, 21 year old Teddy Pyles of Columbia, KY was located and arrested on outstanding warrants for Flagrant Non-Support and Criminal Possession of a Forged Prescription 1st Degree. During the arrest, officers located substances that appeared to be methamphetamine. Pyles was transported to the Adair County Regional Jail and additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine). 
 
Deputy Brandon Hitch was the arresting officer.
 

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NEW WRITE-IN CANDIDATE FOR KY STATE REPRESENTATIVE OF 51ST DISTRICT

 

Richard Steele of Campbellsville, KY has registered as a write-in candidate for State Representative in the November general election. Steel is running for the 51st District seat (Adair & Taylor counties) against Republican incumbent John "Bam" Carney of Campbellsville, KY. 

 

 

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98.7 THE BUCK: WEEKEND ARRESTS 4/9/18

 

Julie M. Pittman, 33, of Liberty, KY arrested by Officer Garrett with Liberty police for Assault-4th Degree (Domestic/Child Abuse), Resisting Arrest & Disorderly Conduct. 

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
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Michael O. Hampton, 41, of Waynesburg, KY arrested by Somerset police on a Warrant for Parole Violation, Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property (over $500), Theft of Identity, Assault-4th Degree (Domestic), Trafficking in a Methamphetamine & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Dennis J. Goff Jr., 35, of Somerset, KY arrested by Somerset police for Carrying a Concealed Weapon & Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.
 
Sherril Harris Jr., 51, of Eubank, KY arrested by Eubank Police for Possession of Methamphetamine/Marijuana/Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
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Sara A. Littleton, 29, arrested by Danville police for Possession of Methamphetamine/Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Christopher L. Terry, 39, arrested by Danville police for DUI, No Registration Plates, Possession of Methamphetamine/Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Robert N. Aldrich, 31, arrested by KSP for Speeding (20 MPH over Limit), No Insurance, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Containter in a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Notify DOT of an Address Change, Driving on a DUI Suspended License-2nd Offense, DUI-3rd Offense & Recklesss Driving.
 
Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY ISSUED APRIL 7

 
There is a Boil Water Advisory in Russell Co. until further notice in the Shepherd Dr/Gentrymill Rd area and Old Columbia Rd due to a water main break.
 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING APRIL 6

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will meet on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. 
 
AGENDA
  • WELCOME, PLEDGE & OPENING PRAYER 
  • MINUTES 
  • PAY BILLS 
  • DETENTION CENTER REPORT 
  • TREASURER’S MONTHLY & QUARTERLY SETTLEMENT REPORTS & AE TRANSFERS 
  • RC CLERK – FINAL FEE SETTLEMENT REPORT 
  • KEVIN’S KIDS – RUSSELL COUNTY SCHOOL RESOURCE CENTER 
  • 1st READING 18-02 FISCAL COURT BUDGET FY 2018-2019 & RECURRING EXPENSES 
  • PAY RCIDA AS BUDGETED 
  • RESOLUTION 18-05 – HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT - RADIOS 
  • RC CORONER – MICHAEL REYNOLDS 
  • ADJOURN 
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 
A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for areas of Russell County until further notice. The advisory is for Pinetop Rd, a section of Oliver Thomas Rd and on Hwy 910 from the Casey County line down to east Mt Eden Rd. The Boil Water Advisory was issued on April 6, 2018 at 3:35pmCT.
 

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FREE TRASH DISPOSAL DAY IN RUSSELL CO. APRIL 18

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court and Morgan Sanitation will hold a Free Trash Disposal Day on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 8:00amCT to 5:00pmCT at the Russell County Landfill.  No tires will be accepted.  For more information, contact the Russell County Judge Executive's Office at 270-343-2112 or H.M. Bottom at 270-585-1416.
 

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SCIENCE HILL MAN AIRLIFTED AFTER 2 VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 

According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, a Science Hill, Kentucky man was airlifted to UK Medical Center after an accident on Highway 461 on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

 

Deputy Danny Pevley responded to a 911 call of a two car injury accident near the intersection of Tommy Road and Highway 461 at approximately 4:45 PM yesterday.  Upon arrival, Deputy Pevley found two automobiles involved in a rear end collision and one individual suffering injury from the accident.

 

According to Tamara Burton, age 50 of Broadhead, Kentucky; she was northbound on Highway 461 in a 2016 Nissan SUV.  She became temporarily distracted and struck a 2005 Ford SUV that was stationary in the northbound lane preparing to make a turn.  Dillon Meece, age 23 of Science Hill, Kentucky was operating the Ford SUV when it was struck in the rear.

 

Mr. Meece was treated at the scene by Pulaski EMS and was airlifted by Air Methods to UK Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

 

Tamara Burton did not sustain injuries in the collision.

 

Deputy Pevley was assisted at the scene by Shopville -Stab Fire Department volunteers.

 

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JAMESTOWN MAN ARRESTED IN COLUMBIA POLICE ON DRUG CHARGES

 
Columbia Police arrested a Russell County man on drug trafficking charges after investigating a theft. 
 
At 1:10amCT Friday, April 6, 2018 Columbia Police responded to a theft complaint at a local business on Burksville Road. Upon arrival and a search of the area, CPD Officer Josh Brockman located a male subject hiding in the back of a truck. Police discovered the suspect (identified as 38-year-old Michael Roeder) had in his possession several bags of suspected Methamphetamine along with pipes, syringes, digital scales, additional empty plastic baggies and various drug paraphernalia. 
 
 Roeder, of Jamestown was arrested on charges of:
 
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine 
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
  • Public intoxication excludes alcohol
  • Theft By unlawful taking under $500. 
 

In addition to the Methamphetamine, also seized was $400 dollars cash and a 2007 Chevrolet truck.

 
Officer Brockman was assisted by OfficerJohn Dial.  
 

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98.7 THE BUCK: ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 4/6/18

 

Terri D. Edwards, 49, of Liberty, arrested by Officer Smith with Liberty Police on charges of Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500), Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, & Possession of Marijuana.
 
Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Ronald L. Cook II, 34 of Science Hill, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Methamphetamine/Marijuana/Drug Paraphernalia, DUI, & Rear License Not Illuminated.
 
Kenneth F. Rose, 40 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Constable for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Assault-3rd Degree (Corrections Officer).
 
Richard C. Foreman, 46 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Menacing, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.
 
Gloria Ortega, 58 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Arson-2nd Degree, Tampering w/Physical Evidence, & Abuse of a Corpse.
 
Logan J. Meece, 20 of Monticello, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Heroin.
 
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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ADAIR COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES AFTER HAVING A SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN ON LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE CAMPUS

Columbia Police arrest Adair County man following suspicious person complaint .

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Columbia Police Department received a call from LWC public safety of a suspicious male walking around in campus property. 

 

Upon arrival Sgt Gary Roy located the person in question .  It was found that he was not a student and he was found to be in possession of a firearm and illegal narcotics.

Jeffrey Gilbert age 25 of Columbia was arrested on charges of:

- Possession  of  Controlled  Substance 1st degree  Methamphetamine

- Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd degree

- Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon

- Possession of a defaced firearm ( sawed-off shotgun )

- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Gilbert was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by CPD Sgt. Gary Roy who was assisted by Officer Charles Greer.

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NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM FOR PREMIER INTEGRITY SOLUTIONS

 
RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (April 3, 2018) – Kentucky’s leading drug and alcohol testing provider, Premier Integrity Solutions, announced its new executive leadership team today.  The Russell Springs-based business will be led by Kentuckians with long histories of service with the company, and who pledged to continue Premier’s standards of excellence and performance in drug and alcohol testing, background checks and client education.
 
Dwight Bastin is the new president, CEO and co-owner of Premier. Bastin co-founded the company in 1999. His decades-long sales career will be instrumental in securing new contracts, maintaining client satisfaction and driving Premier’s future growth. 
 
Angela Ragle is Premier’s new CFO and co-owner. Ragle joined Premier in 2007 and has served in a variety of capacities in the past 11 years. A lifelong resident of Russell Springs, she is committed to maintaining the company’s deep roots in that community while expanding Premier’s services throughout the country.
 
Molly Rose will serve as COO for Premier. With nearly nine years of service at the company, Rose will work directly with clients and laboratories to develop tailored plans for their success.
 
“From day one, our goal was to become a leading provider of drug and alcohol testing for community partners such as schools, judicial programs, drug courts and government entities. We achieved that goal quickly with our dedication to innovative technology paired with excellent customer service,” said Bastin. “I’m proud to lead this company into an exciting new era, in which we deepen our existing partnerships, pursue new and innovative testing practices, and develop specific plans to respond to our clients’ needs. Our success has always derived from our state-of-the-art diagnostics and relationship-driven service with our partners, and I will make sure that never changes. Furthermore, the remainder of the Premier leadership team is made up of individuals who’ve been with the company for decades.”
 
Michael West will serve as VP for Premier Judicial Solutions, a division of Premier Integrity. He manages criminal justice testing and electronic monitoring needs and is instrumental in maintaining and expanding Premier’s court service offerings.
 
Mike Bunch will serve as VP for Premier Drug Testing, a division of Premier Integrity. Bunch has extensive dealing with federally regulated and non-regulated testing.
 
Hayden Conn will serve as Information Technology Director (IT), writing and maintaining specialty software programs utilized by Premier Integrity to better serve clients’ specific needs. Few open market products and companies have robust, secure online portals.
 
 

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CAUD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING APRIL 5

 
The Columbia/Adair Utilities District (CAUD) Board of Directors will meet at 4:30pmCT, Thursday, April 5, 2018, for a special regular monthly meeting in the Board Room of the CAUD District Office at 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY.
 
AGENDA 
  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Approval of Bills
  4. Downtown Project
  5. Metcalfe County Connection
  6. Bypass Water Petition
  7. Sewer System Extension
  8. Natural Gas System/li>
  9. Sewer Report
  10. Water Report
  11. Adjourn
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
 

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JAMESTOWN MAN ARRESTED ON THEFT & DRUG CHARGES

 

An investigation by the Jamestown Police Dept. has resulted in the arrest of 36 year old Andy McClister of Jamestown, KY. McClister was arrested and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500.00 and Theft of a Legend Drug 1st Offense under $300.00. The arrest stems from an invstigation into several vehicle break-ins that have been reported to Jamestown Police this past weekend. The Jamestown Police Dept. would like to remind citizens to lock their vehicles and remove any valuables.

 

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COMMODITIES AVAILABLE TO R.C. RESIDENTS APRIL 5

 
Thursday, April 5, 2018, Russell Co. Judge Exec. Gary D. Robertson and the Russell County Fiscal Court, in conjunction with the Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland program, will be giving out commodities at the Russell County Rescue Squad Building located on South Hwy 127 from 11 am - 1 pm 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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PURSUIT OF STOLEN VEHICLE LEADS TO ARREST OF A TN. MAN

 
Kentucky State Police Bowling Green received a call of a stolen vehicle from Illinois traveling in the Bowling Green area on Interstate 65 today around 1:00pm CT.  
 
Preliminary investigations indicate that 56 year-old David Johnson of Nashville, TN had stolen a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze belonging to his girlfriend in Illinois. Johnson left the state traveling to his home in Nashville when local police in Illinois were using OnStar to track the vehicle. The vehice was pinged near Bowling Green on Interstate 65 traveling south.  Units located the vehicle around the 10 mile marker in Simpson County. When units attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver sped up resulting in an 8 mile pursuit. The driver was forced to stop, when OnStar disabled the vehicle north of the Franklin exit.  The driver was taken into custody, lodged in the Simpson County Jail and was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Speeding, Fleeing or Evading Police and Operating on a Suspended License.  
 
Officer First Class R. M. Murley is investigating and was assisted by Sgt. Brandon Ford.  
 

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FREEZE WARNING WEDNESDAY NIGHT THRU THURSDAY MORNING


...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT /11 PM CDT/ TONIGHT
TO 10 AM EDT /9 AM CDT/ THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Freeze
Warning, which is in effect from midnight EDT /11 PM CDT/ tonight
to 10 AM EDT /9 AM CDT/ Thursday.

* TEMPERATURE...Freezing or below for several hours. Lows 28 to
  30.

* IMPACTS...Widespread frost expected. Damage likely to
  vegetation that has progressed enough to be sensitive.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.

 

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RUSSELL SPRINGS MAN ARRESTED BY RUSSELL CO. SHERIFF DEPT.

 
A Russell Springs man is facing a multitude of felony charges after extensively damaging a relative’s home & property and then resisting arrest.
 
At 3:23 p.m. Tuesday, Deputy Evan Burton responded to a call for assistance at 83 Jimmy Avenue in Russell Springs. Upon arrival, Deputy Burton observed damage to the residence and two motorcycles caused by a pickup truck that was operated by 40-year-old Kevin Lawless.
 
While being taken into custody, Lawless pulled a knife on Deputy Burton, but he was quickly incapacitated by Deputy Burton’s taser.
 
Lawless was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on several charges including DUI, three counts of Wanton Endangerment, Assault 3rd Degree on a Police Officer, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, Resisting Arrest and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon.
 

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT DISMISSED AGAINST 3 REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS

 
The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint filed against three Republican lawmakers who signed a secret sexual harassment settlement last year.
 
The commission voted to dismiss complaints against Reps. Brian Linder, Jim DeCesare and Michael Meredith. A complaint against former House Speaker Jeff Hoover will continue.
 
The four lawmakers signed a secret sexual harassment settlement last year involving a woman who once worked for the House Republican Caucus. Hoover resigned as speaker in January and the other three lost their leadership positions. Hoover has denied sexual harassment, but said he did send inappropriate but consensual text messages.
 
Lawyers for the three say DeCesare and Linder sent text messages to the woman who made the allegations while Meredith said something "vulgar" to her.
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 

The boil water advisory in Russell County has been lifted. The advisory was issued on Monday due to a water main break on Old Columbia Road near Shepherd Dr.  Again, the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted.

 

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STORM LEVEL THREAT HAS INCREASED TO LEVEL 4!

 
The threat level for tonight’s storm has increased to Level 4 “Moderate Risk”. The expected timing is between 9:30PM to 1:30AM. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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AREA STORM RISK

 
The threat level for tonight’s storm has increased to Level 4 “Moderate Risk”. The expected timing is between 9:30PM to 1:30AM. 
 
Currently the expected arrival of tonight’s storms is between 9PM and 1AM.  The Adair County Annex Basement will be open as a shelter during the storms.  
 
This link provides tornado safety information: https://www.ready.gov/tornadoes
 
This link will allow you to be added to the Adair County Code Red Warning System based on your address: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/3F3DD4D1749D
 
 

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ADAIR CO. GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS

 

Adair County Grand Jury indictments - April 2, 2018

 

https://ridingthewave.com/assets/files/ADAIR-CO-INDICTMENTS-APRIL-2-2018.pdf

 

 

 

 

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PULASKI CO. DRUG ARREST 4/3/18

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports that a Burnside, Kentucky resident was arrested on drug charges following a 911 call of a domestic dispute in progress on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

 

Deputy Ricky Shirley responded to the domestic dispute at 11:45 PM Saturday night on Sexton Lane in Burnside, Kentucky.  Upon arrival at the residence, Deputy Shirley was initially denied entry. However, after smelling a strong odor of marijuana and hearing an altercation in the back of the residence, he made entry to investigate.  Two subjects involved in an argument were separated and a search of the residence was begun for additional individuals involved in the disturbance. Eight potted marijuana plants were located in the bathroom during the search as well a grow light and harvested leaves from some of the plants.

 

Harry Martin, age 31 of Sexton Lane, Burnside was taken into custody and charged with: Cultivating Marijuana (5 Plants or More) 1st Offense.  He was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without incident.

 

Deputy Shirley was assisted at the scene by Sergeant Richard Smith of the Sheriff's Office and KSP Troopers Corey Jones and Travis Thompson.

 

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3 RUSSELL CO. TEACHERS TO RECEIVE CU EXCELLENCE IN TEACHER AWARDS

 
The Russell County School System is once again joining with Campbellsville University in recognizing some great teachers across the state.  Here's Russell Co. School Supt. Michael Ford.
 
                                                  
 
The Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony is Saturday, May 19, 2018 in the Ransdall Chapel on the campus of CU. The 2019 Russell County award recipients are: Lisa Kerr from Salem Elem. School, Faith Womack from R.C. Middle School and Davene Davore from R.C. High School.
 

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KSP POST 15 TO CONDUCT SAFETY TRAFFIC CHECKPOINTS

 
Columbia, Ky. (April 2, 2018) – Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland. Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats and informing the public about the use of seatbelts. These safety checkpoints will be conducted in various locations throughout the Post 15 area that are experiencing a high ratio of vehicular crashes resulting in injury and/or death compared to relatively low safety restraint usage ratio.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN RUSSELL CO.

 
There is a water main break on Old Columbia Road near Shepherd Dr.  The water is off for repairs. There will be a Boil Water Advisory in this area of Old Columbia Rd and all side roads, part of Gentry Mill Rd, Rose St, & Village Drive until further notice. 
 

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SHOOTING INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

 
Columbia Police are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident that occurred on March 28, 2018 in the limits of Columbia, KY.
 
The investigation has revealed so far that 28 year old Dante Sangster had made multiple verified threats against the lives of 46 year old Micheal Ed Dial and/or his family members. Some threats were made as recently as within an hour of the incident.
 
On the morning of March 28, 2018, Sangster went to the home of Dial at 200 Church Street and was armed with a semi automatic handgun. After a short interaction between Dial and Sangster at the doorway, a single shot was fired striking Sangster in the neck. Dial called 911 and told them what happened. CPD Officers and Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene.
 
PHI airlifted Sangster to University of Louisville Hospital where he is still listed in critical condition. At this time no charges are expected to be filed against Micheal Ed Dial.
 
The case remains under investigation by CPD Sgt Jr Murphy. 
 
 
By Ofc. Josh Brockman, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department, Chief Jason Cross
 

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1-VEHICLE HYDROPLANING ACCIDENT IN ADAIR CO. INJURES ALABAMA MAN

 
On Sunday, April 1, 2018 at approximately 9:35pm, the Adair County Sheriffs office responded to a single vehicle injury accident on Campbellsville Road near the intersection of Ky 682. The accident occurred when 23 year old Christopher Fletcher of Montgomery, Alabama was traveling North on Campbellsville Road. Fletcher stated his 2010 Lexus hydroplaned and struck a guardrail. Fletcher was treated on the scene by Adair County EMS, with assistance from Taylor County EMS. He was then transported to T.J. Health Columbia for possible injuries. 
 
Deputy Brandon Hitch is the investigating officer. He was assisted by the Columbia Police Department and Constable Jason Rector.
 

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98.7 THE BUCK WEEKEND ARRESTS 4/2/18

 

Rodney W. Stevens, 38 of Somerset, arrested by the Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Criminal Trespass-1st Degree, & Possession of Burglary Tools.
 
Rashad M. Dunn, 28 of Campbellsville, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Criminal Trespass-3rd Degree, Disorderly Conduce-2nd Degree, & Resisting Arrest.
 
David L. Whitis, 56 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Harassing Communications, & Violation of a Stalking Restraining Order.
 
Timothy B. Schumacher, 33 of Woodstock, GA, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, Possession of Marijuana, & Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
 
John C. Dowden, 38 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI-2nd Offense, No Registration Plates, & No Insurance.
 
Samuel L. Baker, 19 of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Heroin/Marijuana/Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
Ozzie J. Steffen, age 36, arrested by KSP for Failure to Signal, Driving on an Expired Operator's License, Resisting Arrest, Menacing, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, Assault-4th Degree, & Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.
 
Jesse J. King, age 32, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI, & Careless Driving.
 
Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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PULASKI CO. STOLEN TRAILER: ARREST

 

Pulaski Co. Sheriff, Greg Speck, reports a Corbin, Kentucky man was arrested on theft charges on Friday, March 30, 2018.

 

At approximately 11:20 AM Friday morning, a home owner in Windy Hill Subdivision off south Highway 27 observed a man stealing a trailer from her yard.

The 911 Dispatch Center immediately advised officers county-wide to observe for a small silver blue pickup truck pulling a black trailer with drop gate driven by a Caucasian male.

 

Within minutes of the dispatched call, Deputy David Wesley observed a vehicle fitting the description eastbound on Highway East 80 near Sugar Hill.  Deputy Wesley conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the vehicle operator, Carl J. Smith, age 39 of Corbin, Kentucky.

 

Deputy Wesley obtained a positive identification of the suspect and the trailer after the victim was summoned to the scene of the traffic stop for eye witness identification.

 

Carl J. Smith was arrested and charged with: Theft by Unlawful Taking (Over $500 but Less than $10000.  He was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without incident.

 

Deputy Wesley was assisted at the scene by Deputy Danny Pevley of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

 

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