The Boil Water Advisory for Hwy 910 in Russell County has been lifted.
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.
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.
An Adair Co. Grand Jury has returned several indictments: https://ridingthewave.com/assets/files/ADAIR-COUNTY-INDICTMENTS-APRIL-25-2018.pdf
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.
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.
Absentee Ballots may be requested by:
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.
A Taylor County Grand Jury has returned several indictments: https://ridingthewave.com/assets/uploads/TAYLOR-CO.-INDICTMENTS-APRIL-17-2018.pdf
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
The Russell County School Board met on Monday evening. Jim Leib has details.
The Russell Springs City Council met on Thursday evening. Jim Leib has details.
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.
The Adair County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday. Jim Leib has details.
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.
The Russell County Fiscal Court met on Monday evening. Jim Leib has details.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to the Methamphetamine, also seized was $400 dollars cash and a 2007 Chevrolet truck.
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.
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.
...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.
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.
Adair County Grand Jury indictments - April 2, 2018
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.
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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