Regarding the grand jury’s decision, Wright stated “Kentucky law gives citizens great latitude when it comes to defending themselves and their families, especially in their own home.” Wright also commended the Columbia Police Department and Sgt. Murphy for their thorough investigation of the incident.
Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports that Somerset man was arrested by deputies after a stabbing incident at 1:20 AM Tuesday morning, May 29, 2018.
Deputies responded to a 911 call from 122 Pine Hill Lane approximately 9 miles East of Somerset. Upon arrival at the residence, Sergeant Richard Smith located the victim of an assault, Desiree Marie Jimenez-Rossado, age 24 of the same address. The victim advised officers that her former boyfriend forced his way into the residence where he stole her telephone. Additionally he struck her several times on the head and stabbed her at least three times on the arm and shoulder, according to her statement. She was treated at the scene by Pulaski EMS personnel and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The perpetrator, identified by the victim as Elmer D. Ramos-Ocasio, age 22 of 2475 Barnsburg Road, Somerset, Kentucky had left the scene of the incident in a Chevrolet Malibu bearing temporary license plates.
Approximately an hour later, Deputy Steven Alexander observed an automobile fitting the description of the vehicle involved in the incident on South Highway 27 near Langdon Street. Deputy Alexander activated his emergency equipment to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle refused to stop and proceeded south on Highway 27 to the intersection with Oak Hill Road where the suspect was taken into custody by deputies with the assistance of officers of the Somerset Police Department.
Elmer D. Ramos-Ocasio was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention on the following charges: 1. Assault, 1st. Degree-Domestic Violence. 2. Burglary, 1st Degree. 3. Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle). 4. Resisting Arrest.
The Pulaski County Major Crimes Task Force, comprised of officers from the Kentucky State Police, Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Somerset Police Department and the Burnside Police Department, is continuing its investigation of the homicide of a Burnside, Kentucky man.
The victim, Arlie Owens, age 87 of Perkins Drive, Burnside, Kentucky was discovered by Deputy Scott West of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office on Friday morning at the victim's residence. The body of the deceased was transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort for an autopsy on Saturday morning May 26, 2018.
The Major Crimes Task Force is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing pickup truck owned by the victim. The vehicle is a White 2001 Ford Ranger (single cab) with Kentucky License Plate number 993-XWT.
If you see this truck, do not approach or make contact with the vehicle operator. Please notify one of the law enforcement agencies listed above or your local law enforcement agency.
The Adair County Fire Department responded to 294 Ben Smith Road off KY 704 to a field and hay fire after a power line had fallen and started the blaze. Prior to containing the fire, approx. 1 acre of grass and 2 rolls of hay burned.
12 firemen were on the scene for an hour and a half.
The Columbia-Adair County Fire Department will be out in full force at all of the major intersections that we have manned in the past on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 3pm-8pmCT and Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 8amCT-3pmCT. On Saturday at 6pmCT firefighters will participate in a live remote from Campbellsville with WBKO Channel 13.
If any churches or others missed firefighters on Sunday and have your money ready to turn in, contact Charlie Crawhorn at 270-634-3512 or Donald Hare at 417-505-9241. Firefighters look forward to seeing everyone this weekend at the roadblocks and remember.... 100% of every dollar donated goes to the children. Lets make this Adair County’s best year ever!
(Russell County, Ky May 27, 2018) – On May 26th, 2018 at approximately 12:07amCT Trooper Billy Begley conducted a routine traffic stop on a 2001 Pontiac on Main Street in Russell Springs. After noticing the driver and passengers were acting suspicious, Tpr. Begley requested that the Russell County Sheriffs Office come to assist. Deputy Evan Burton circled the Pontiac with his canine and stated that his dog had alerted on the vehicle. Trooper Begley then searched the vehicle and found a small bag with what is believed to be methamphetamine. He also found digital scales, marijuana, and a spoon. Tpr. Begley arrested Christopher Cape age 33 of Albany, KY, Clifton Collins age 45 and Felisha Mann age 31 of Russell Springs, KY, and Alan Hanson age 51 of Louisville, KY. They were all charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (>or =2 grams Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
Trooper Begley was assisted by Russell County Sheriffs office and Russell Springs Police Department.
(Marion County, Ky May 26, 2018) –Trooper Dexter Colvin is investigating a fatal collision that occurred May 25, 2018 at 11:19PM EST, six miles west of Lebanon on East Lovers Lane. 18-year-old David B. Lawson, of Lebanon, was operating an eastbound 2008 Ford F250 when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and struck a tree.
Lawson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County Coroner. A passenger in the vehicle, 21-year-old Shelby Goode, of St. Francis was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where she was later pronounced dead by the Jefferson County Coroner. Another passenger in the vehicle, 19-year-old, Jeremiah Moore, of Lebanon was transported to Springview Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. None of the occupants were wearing a seatbelt.
Trooper Colvin was assisted at the scene by the Marion County Coroner’s office, Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Marion County EMS, and Marion County Fire and Rescue.
Checks are ready to be picked up for anyone who worked the election polls on Tuesday. Any checks not picked up by 12pm noonCT on Friday, May 25, 2018 will be mailed. Checks may be picked up at Adair Co. Judge Executive Michael Lee Stephens Office in the Adair County Annex Building, 424 Public Square, Suite 1, Columbia, KY. Anyone with any questions may call the Judge's Office at 270-384-4703.
The Russell County School Board met on Monday evening, May 21, 2018. Jim Leib has details.
According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, deputies responded to a single vehicle injury accident at approximately 4:45 PM on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
Deputy Bruce Blevins arrived at the scene of the accident in the 4800 block of North Highway 39 to find a 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup truck in the ditch line with extensive front end damage. According to the vehicle operator, Travis Eversole, age 32, he was northbound on Highway 39 when he lost control of the pickup due to the wet roadway. The truck left the roadway and hit a concrete culvert.
Lindsey Eversole, age 32 was treated at the scene for head and leg injuries by Pulaski County EMS. She was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Units were assisted at the scene by volunteers from the Science Hill Fire Department.
The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.
The Court went into executive session for about ten minutes to discuss the aquisition of real property. No action was taken.
Judge Executive, Randy Dial, requested a motion concerning the purchase of property for a new 911 communications tower.
The motion passed by unanimous vote.
The Court heard the 1st Reading of the proposed 2019 budget, which was approved by unanimous vote.
All four magistrates voted to keep their current salary rate "as-is".
County Coroner, Curt Demrow, requested the court increase his salary to $10,000. The motion passed by a vote of 3-1, with Magistrate, Robby Murphy voting no.
The County Attorney salary was also designated to stay the same.
The County received 4 bids for Salt, with the lowest from the Morton Salt Company in the amount of $89.50 per ton. That's up from $74 from last year. The Court voted to reserved 200 tons.
The Court received only one bid for the construction of the new 911 communications tower.
The bid was accepted by unanimous vote.
Under Miscellaneous Business, an Ag Center employee has suffered some health issues. Judge Dial recommended the court hire Larry Buis as an additional Part-Time employee at $10 an hour. The motion was approved by unanimous vote.
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Edmonton, KY (May 21, 2018) Kentucky State Police Commercial Enforcement investigated a single vehicle collision that resulted in a fatality today on the Cumberland Parkway, near the 35 mile marker at 12:55pmCT.
Preliminary investigations indicate that 48 year-old Paul Edward Smith of Hot Springs Nagarland, AR was operating a 2011 Freightliner traveling east on the parkway. Smith for an unknown reason traveled through the median across the west bound lanes where he struck a guardrail and rock embankment. Smith who was unrestrained was pronounced dead at the scene by Metcalfe County Coroner.
Sgt. Randall Honeycutt is investigating and was assisted on scene by units from Post 15 Columbia, Barren-Metcalfe County EMS, Metcalfe County Fire, Rescue and Sheriff’s Department.
A Russell Springs man was arrested Sunday night on drug possession charges.
Deputy Dustin Bunch responded to a disturbance around midnight at a residence on KY 1545 “Bottoms Road” on the outskirts of the Russell Springs city limits. The investigation resulted in Tony Facundo, 61, being taken into custody for Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Opiates), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The drug possession charges were enhanced one degree by firearms.
Facundo was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, the fatal accident occurred on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 4:57pmET on Ebenezer Road in Campbellsville, KY in the Coburg area just outside Adair County. 18-year-old Alaina Adams, a Junior at Adair Co. High School, was traveling east on Ebenezer Road when she ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Adams was pronounced dead at the scene by the Taylor Co. Coroner's Office.
Taylor Co. EMS and Taylor Co. Fire & Rescue assisted at the scene.
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An investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department and Russell Springs Police Department resulted in two persons being arrested overnight for trafficking in Methamphetamine.
At 2:10amCT, a search warrant obtained by Det. Joey Hoover was executed at an apartment on Holt Lane behind the Midtown Plaza. During the search, K-9 Maxo alerted to the odor of controlled substances in the bedroom and bathroom. Approximately 11 grams of crystal meth, numerous syringes and other items of drug paraphernalia were found.
Kevin Estes, 32, and Laura Beth Brown, 44, both of Russell Springs, KY were arrested on charges of Trafficking in Over Two Grams of Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
The investigation and search were conducted by Sgt. Mark Cromwell, Deputy Dustin Bunch and Det. Joey Hoover with K-9 Maxo of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department and Officer Ethan Pike of the Russell Springs Police Department.
The Russell Co. Fiscal Court met on Monday evening. Jim Leib has details:
A traffic stop for improper equipment and registration resulted in the arrest of two men for trafficking in meth and other charges.
At approximately 10:00 p.m. Monday, russell County Sheriff Deputy Nathan Ginn stopped a 1997 Chrysler car on Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs for a defective headlight and improper registration plates. The driver, 32 year old Marlus Loy, was operating on a suspended license. As the investigation continued, a baggie containing suspected methamphetamine, numerous syringes, a set of scales and other drug paraphernalia items were found.
Loy, and a passenger, Justin Gregory, 39, of Science Hill, were both arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Loy was also charged with Operating on a Suspended License and several traffic offenses.
Both men were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. Deputy Ginn was assisted by Deputy Dustin Bunch and Russell Springs Police Officers Jeremy West and Ethan Pike.
(Taylor County, Ky May 14, 2018) – On Sunday, May 13, 2018 at approximately 8:04 pmET, KSP Trooper Daniel Forbis was stopping on South Central Avenue to assist Campbellsville Police Department with a traffic stop on a blue 2012 Hyundai Sonata. Trooper Forbis observed the male driver slam the driver door shut and take off at a high rate of speed, running a stop sign. Units then pursued the vehicle until it stopped on Bell Ave.
William E. Nugent, 56, of Campbellsville, KY was arrested and charged with Speeding 20 MPH over limit, Disregarding Stop Sign, Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree, (motor vehicle,) Wanton Endangerment-1st degree (police officer), Resisting Arrest, Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence Alcohol/Drugs .08 (agg circum) 3rd offense, Failure to Wear Seatbelts, and Possession of Open Alcoholic Container in Motor Vehicle (prohibited). Nugent was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
Trooper Forbis was assisted by Campbellsville Police Department and The Taylor County Sheriff’s Department.
A traffic stop Thursday morning on Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs resulted in two arrests.
Det. Joey Hoover, with Russell County Sheriff’s Department, stopped a vehicle driven by 50 year old Todd Dunbar, of Russell Springs. Dunbar was charged with Hindering Prosecution or Apprehension.
A passenger, Ashley Lay, 26, also of Russell Springs, KY was taken into custody on a warrant for Parole Violations. Lay was also charged with Promoting Contraband 1st Degree after being found in possession of Methamphetamine at the jail.
Both were lodged in the Russell County Jail.
The Russell Springs City Council met on Thursday evening. Jim Leib has details.
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Mark your calendars for the 400 mile yard sale Thursday, May 31 - Sunday, June 3, 2018. The sale is held annually across Kentucky's Scenic Byway Historic Hwy 68. The Yard Sale goes from Maysville, Ky. all the way To Paducah, KY then down To Paris, Tennessee. It's over 480 miles long! Go to http://www.400mile.com/ for more information.
According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, deputies responded to a stabbing incident in Bronston, Kentucky at approximately 8:14 PM on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
Upon arrival at the residence on 576 Jacksboro Road, Sergeant Kyle Wilson and Deputy Tim Pierce found a victim, Hawk Prather, age 52 suffering from a severe laceration to the face. Deputy Pierce learned that an altercation between Prather and his brother-in-law, Michael Charles, age 45 of the same address resulted in the wound to the victims face.
Hawk Prather was airlifted from the scene by Air Methods to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
No arrests were made on Thursday evening pending further interviews and investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
Units were assisted at the scene by volunteers of the Bronston Fire Department.
A one vehicle accident Sunday evening on Hales Highway slightly injured an Adair County woman and her four-year-old child.
Deputy Nathan Ginn’s investigation determined Jessica Melson lost control of her 2010 Ford Fusion while southbound on KY 379 resulting in the vehicle leaving the roadway and striking an embankment.
Melson and her child were initially checked at the scene by Russell County EMS personnel and then were taken by relatives to the Russell County Hospital for treatment and observation.
That wreck occurred at approximately 7:20 p.m. just south of Blair Schoolhouse Road.
A three vehicle collision at the intersection of west US 68 and Friendship Pike in Taylor County resulted in on taken to Taylor Regional Hospital Thursday afternoon. According to Taylor County Sheriff Deputy Mark Dicken, all three vehicles were westbound on Greensburg Rd as 60-year-old Carol Lane of Liberty was stopped at the light in a 2016 Kia. A 1998 Dodge pickup driven by 20-year-old Robert Maddox of Greensburg was unable to stop before rear-ending Lane's car which was then pushed into a third vehicle driven by Timothy Wilcoxson of Campbellsville. Lane was transported by Taylor County EMS to Taylor Regional Hospital complaining of neck and back injury. Taylor county Fire Department assisted on the scene.
A complaint of suspicious activity resulted in the arrest of a Casey County woman Thursday morning on drug trafficking charges.
At approximately 11:00 a.m., Sgt. Evan Burton came into contact with a 2015 Hyundai car in the parking lot of the Cumberland Lodge in Russell Springs occupied by two persons. Information in the initial complaint, coupled with information ascertained by Sgt. Burton, prompted him to deploy his partner, K-9 Matt, resulting in a positive alert by K-9 Matt to the odor of a controlled substance coming from the vehicle. The subsequent search led to the discovery of approximately 1 ½ grams of “crystal meth”, five syringes and $1,182 cash. Two of the syringes had a liquid mixture suspected of containing “meth”.
Adrian Ashley Lawless, 26, of Liberty, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth), Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
A male passenger from Kings Mountain was released after questioning.
Sgt. Burton & K-9 Matt were assisted by RCSO Lt. David Cain, RSPD Sgt. Chasity Shirley and RSPD Officer Nathan Antle.
The Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce Banquet is May 29, 2018.
SOMERSET, Ky. (May 2, 2018) – Beginning, Tuesday, May 8, KY 76 (Font Hill) in Russell County will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning at mile point 7 (Cooper Creek) and extending to the intersection of KY 80 (mile point 7.4).
The closure is necessary for the ongoing realignment project which will realign a section of KY 76 at Font Hill as it intersects with KY 80.
The closure is expected to last approximately 4 weeks. Upon reopening of the roadway traffic will be traveling on the newly constructed section of KY 76. Motorist are advised to pay close attention to signage.
Signed detour routes will be posted via KY 80 and KY 910.
Motorists are reminded that speed limits are reduced along KY 76 and KY 80 from 55 to 45 mph through this area.
The date and duration of closure may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their own reports at www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application.
Traffic information for the District 8 counties is also available at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.
Just after 12 noon on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Deputies responded to a call of an altercation with shots fired on Jack Miller Avenue, Russell Springs. The ensuing investigation resulted in the arrest of two teenagers for 1st Degree Wanton Endangerment. Noah Jones, 18, was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center and a 16 year-old juvenile was incarcerated in the state youth detention center in Columbia. The arrests were made by Sgt. Evan Burton & Lt. David Cain.
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