Local News Archives for 2018-05

CRAPPIE USA T-MENT AT HOLMES BEND JUNE 1 & 2

 
Crappie anglers from several states will travel to Green River Lake at Columbia, KY to participate in a 2-day Super Event on the Crappie USA (CUSA) Tournament Trail. It has been rescheduled from an earlier date. Local and traveling anglers will be competing for cash, prizes, and an opportunity to compete at the 2018 CUSA Classic which will feature a guaranteed payout of $125,000 in cash and prizes.
 
Late registration and a pre-tournament seminar will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Adair County High School beginning at 5pmCT. A National Sponsor Field Test Product Drawing starts at 7:00pmCT. This seminar is open to the public. Those not fishing the event are encourage to attend this meeting and meet some of the region's top crappie anglers. 
 
The tournament weigh-in will be held on Friday and Saturday at Holmes Bend Marina & Resort, 5380 Holmes Bend Road., Columbia, KY beginning at 3pmCT. This is the perfect opportunity for non-competitors to learn how the big ones are caught. Interviews of the top 5 teams are conducted following the weigh-in.
 
 
Crappie USA "Free Crappie Kids Rodeo"
 
A FREE Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held in conjunction with the tournament. Sign up for the Rodeo is at Holmes Bend Marina & Resort. Sign up will be Saturday morning, June 6, 2018 at 8amCT. The Kids Rodeo is 9am-11amCT. The Crappie USA Kids Fishing Rodeo is a chance for children of the area to get out and enjoy nature, do a little fishing and win some prizes. The event is free to all children 12 years of age and under. All participants are eligible for a chance to win one of the six, Crappie USA $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded at the 2018 Cabela's Crappie USA Classic. All participating children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Crappie USA and their anglers have contributed $350,000.00 to the "Crappie Kids" Scholarships since 1997. CUSA is very proud to be a part of the education process for the youngsters who participate in their tournaments as adult/youth teams and those who fish in the Crappie USA "Kids Fishing Rodeos".
 
For more information on the CUSA events, the website is http://www.crappieusa.com 
 
 

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ADAIR CO. INDICTMENTS

 

An Adair Co. Grand Jury has returned several indictments: https://ridingthewave.com/assets/files/ADAIR-CO-INDICTMENTS-MAY-31-2018(1).pdf

 

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EXECUTION OF SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO ARREST

 
(Casey County, Ky May 30, 2018) – On May 29th, 2018 at approximately 2:30 PM EST Trooper Martin Wesley executed a search warrant at a residence on Wheeler Woods Spur Road in Liberty, Ky. While executing the search warrant Tpr. Wesley located several individualized small bags of marijuana, scales and hydrocodone pills. Mackenzie Luttrell age 20 of Liberty was arrested and charged with Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (drug unspecified) and Trafficking in marijuana (Less than 8 oz.) 1st offense.  Luttrell was lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT CALLED MEETING JUNE 1ST - AMENDED AGENDA

 
ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT SPECIAL CALLED MEETING - FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 AT 9:00amCT AT THE ADAIR COUNTY ANNEX BASEMENT MEETING ROOM
 
AGENDA (AMENDED)
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
 
1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2. DISBURSEMENTS
3. BUDGET TRANSFERS – Line to Line
 Fund to Fund
4. BUDGET AMENDMENT
5. COMMITTEE REPORTS – PERSONNEL
6. ACTION ITEMS:
A. Personnel Committee Recommendations
 
B. Approval to accept Federal Grant for Co. Attorney’s Victim  Advocacy Employee through the county 
1. Approval to hire Barbara Shepherd
2. Set Salary for Barbara Shepherd
C. Permission to settle insurance claim for Litter Abatement Truck
 
D. Approval to accept the KACo Reverse Auction low bid for Salt
 
E. Approval to accept HHW Grant
 
F. Approval to accept Recycling Equipment Grant
 
7. ADJOURN
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 5/31/18

 

LAUREN B. THOMAS, 27 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY SHEPARD WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR SPEEDING (26 MPH OVER LIMIT), & DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE-2ND OFFENSE.
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
JESSE N. McCOY, 32 OF MONTICELLO, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
JOHN M. ANDERSON, 52 OF CAMPBELLSVILLE, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE.
 
JONATHAN T. WHILES, 34 OF SCIENCE HILL, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR KIDNAPPING (ADULT), ESCAPE-1ST DEGREE.
 
MICHAEL J. WILSON, 31 OF EUBANK, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DUI-2ND (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), & ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
BRANDON L. DUNCAN, & DYLAN E. CASEY, BOTH AGE 18, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (OVER $10,000).
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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PRESS RELEASE CONCERNING SHOOTING DEATH OF DONTAY SANGSTER

 

On Friday, May 25, 2018, the Adair County Grand Jury heard testimony regarding the shooting death of Dontay Sangster, (age 28), which occurred shortly after noon on March 28, 2018, at a residence on Church Street in Columbia.  The investigation into the shooting was led by Sgt. Junior Murphy with the Columbia Police Department, who determined that Sangster had been shot by Michael L. “Ed” Dial.  Sgt. Murphy was assisted at the scene by other officers with the Columbia Police Department as well as deputies from the Adair County Sheriff’s Department.
 
According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Wright, the Adair County Grand Jury heard testimony from Sgt. Murphy and reviewed evidence in the case when they met for the May grand jury session. The grand jury deliberated and determined that Michael L. “Ed” Dial was legally justified when he shot Sangster earlier this year, and the grand jury declined to indict Dial for any criminal charge.  According to the investigation, Sangster had gone to Dial’s residence on Church Street in an attempt to locate Dial’s fiance’s daughter, Keyaire Grider, and children that the two had in common.  It was also learned that Sangster had previously made threats against Grider and other family members.  Sangster approached Dial’s residence while armed with a handgun and was met by Dial at the front door of the residence.  Due to earlier threats made by Sangster, Dial had also armed himself with a firearm when he realized that Sangster was at the residence.  Dial informed Sangster that neither Grider nor the children were at the residence at that time and asked Sangster to leave. Sangster then became aggressive and began to threaten Dial, at which time Dial fired a single shot which struck Sangster in the neck. Officers arrived and found Sangster lying on the ground a few feet from the front porch of the Dial residence with a handgun in his right hand. Sangster later died at the University of Louisville Hospital.

 

The Adair County Grand Jury issued a report which stated, in part, that “the use of deadly physical force by Michael L. Dial upon Dontay J. Sangster was justifiable because Michael L. Dial believed that such force was necessary to protect himself against death, serious physical injury, or a felony involving the use of force. As a result, the case has been considered and the votes of the Grand Jury are insufficient to return any indictment against Michael L. Dial.”  Based on the grand jury’s report, Dial will not face any criminal charges arising from the incident.
 

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.  

 

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MOTORISTS URGED TO USE CAUTION AS 400 MILE YARD SALE BEGINS THURSDAY

 
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 29, 2018) – Motorists traveling on U.S. 68 throughout Kentucky need to be aware of the annual yard sale event which is along the entire stretch of U.S. 68 in Kentucky. The event begins Thursday, May 31 and goes through Sunday, June 3. Motorists need to use extra caution when traveling on this route while this event is going on.
 
Slower traffic, distracted driving, increase in pedestrians, sight distance limitations and unusual parking conditions are some of the challenges motorists will face during this event. Motorists should always be aware of their surroundings. Slow down and be on the lookout for pedestrians, especially children. Just like in a construction zone, pay close attention when traveling through an area where multiple yard sales are taking place.  Don't allow electronic devices to be a distraction. 
 
Taking these simple steps can greatly reduce the risk of vehicle crashes and pedestrian strikes.
 
Check out the District 3 Twitter account at KYTCDISTRICT3 and Facebook account at KYTCDISTRICT3 for more information. Navigate traffic with KYTC, goky.ky.gov, and Waze, www.waze.com.
 

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COLUMBIA-ADAIR CO. CHAMBER BANQUET

 
Congratulations to all the award winners at last evenings Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce banquet. Our own Tammy Sexton was the recipient of the “Employee of the Year” award. 
 
Other winners were:
Business and Professional Man: Richard Phelps
Business and Professional Woman: Stacey Hatcher Wilson
Outstanding Health Advocate: Abe Cross
Educator of the Year: Sheila Willis
Agriculturist of the year: Day and Day
Volunteer of the year: Peggy Lawson
Industry/Business of the year: Brown and Brown
 
Music was provided by the Payne sisters (Sharon and Phyllis); the guest speaker was Adair County native Hilda Legg.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 5/30/18

 

  • TERESA A. DANIEL, 28 OF WINDSOR, ARRESTED BY RUSSELL CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE.
  • MACKENZIE A. LUTTRELL, 20 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA.
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
  • MICHAEL J. WILSON, 31 OF EUBANK, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DUI-2ND OFFENSE (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), & ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE.
  • TYLER R. MINIARD, 26 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR SPEEDING (12 MPH OVER LIMIT), NO INSURANCE, NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, & DUI-3RD OFFENSE.
  • PENNY A. BURTON, 42 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE, DUI-3RD OFFENSE (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), PROMOTING CONTRABAND-1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE.
  • JOHN H. GOSSETT, 36 OF BRONSTON, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (UNDER $500), & BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE.
  • ELMER D. RAMOS-OCASIO, 22 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), RESISTING ARREST, ASSAULT-1ST DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE), & BURGLARY-1ST DEGREE.
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
  • ALEXANDER GOMEZ, 25 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON.
  • CHRISTOPHER LAMB, 30 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR OBSTRUCTED WINDSHIELD, TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON.
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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SOMERSET MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A STABBING

 

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.

 

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RUSSELL CO. MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

 

An accident on Friday, May 25, 2018 involving a motorcycle and a utility line seriously injured a Russell Springs man.
 
According to the Russell County Sheriff's Department, 21 year old William “Colton” Hurt was southbound on U.S. 127 on a 2017 Honda motorcycle when he came across a utility line, a few feet off of the pavement. Hurt was struck in the neck area, knocking him off the motorcycle, onto the pavement. He was treated on scene by Russell County EMT's, then transported to EMS headquarters where he was airlifted to the U.K. Medical Center. Hurt was released late Saturday and continues home treatment while awaiting surgery.
 
The accident occurred around 12 noon Friday, May 25, 2018 approx. 4 miles south of Jamestown and remains under investigation.
 

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CASEY CO. MAN ARRESTED IN RUSSEL CO.

 

A Casey County man is facing numerous charges locally including drug trafficking.
 
Ronald J. Sharp, 41, of Liberty, KY was taken into custody late Saturday night, May 26, 2018 at the Springs Motel in Russell Springs by Russell County Deputy, Dustin Bunch, following an investigation that began as a disturbance complaint. 
 
Sharp was initially arrested on an outstanding warrant but further investigation resulted in charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth), Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. Just over two grams of "crystal meth" and a set of digital scales were found in a room being used by Sharp.
 
He was lodged in the Russell County Jail.
 

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PULASKI CO. MURDER INVESTIGATION

 

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.

 

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ADAIR COUNTY FIRE

 

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. 

 

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CRUSADE ROADBLOCKS THIS WEEKEND IN ADAIR CO.

 

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!

 

 

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ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARRESTS

 

(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. 

 

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BE AWARE: NEW MEDICARE SCAM!

 
Medicare recipients will soon receive a new card and Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning them to be aware of a new scam.
 
The new cards are designed to help minimize fraud by replacing members’ Social Security numbers with 11-digit ID numbers and are triggering scam warnings across the nation.  The cards have already been mailed to residents of some states, according to a schedule published by AARP, while Kentuckians will receive their cards sometime after June.
 
Beshear’s office reports scammers are pretending to be Center for Medicare and Medicaid employees calling enrollees and claiming they need to provide personal and financial information or a payment to receive, replace or activate their new card.
 
Medicare, the federal health insurance program for American 65 of age or older, was ordered by Congress in 2015 to change the ID number from social security numbers to a new system, and as long as a recipient’s address is up to date, they need do nothing.  But if an address has changed, they are urged to contact Medicare immediately.
 
This year, Beshear’s Office of Senior Protection and Mediation received reports of Medicare and other insurance scams in Anderson, Boone, Boyle, Gallatin, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Scott and Spencer counties.
 
There are 900,000 Medicare enrollees in Kentucky who will be receiving the new cards.
 

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MARION COUNTY FATAL ACCIDENT

 

(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.

 

 

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COLUMBIA PLANNING & ZONING SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MAY 31

 
The City of Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a special called meeting at 3pmCT, Thursday, May 31, 2018 at City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. The purpose of the meeting is to review site development plans for Whayne Supply to be located at Dohoney Trace.
 

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POST 15 TO CONDUCT SAFETY TRAFFIC CHECKPOINTS

  

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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ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO ARREST IN TAYLOR CO.

 

(Taylor County, Ky May 25, 2018) – On May 24th, 2018 at approximately 12:58 PM EST Trooper Daniel Forbis conducted a traffic stop for a speeding violation on a white 2015 Dodge truck, 5  miles south of Campbellsville on KY 55.  A passenger in the vehicle, Angela Carter age 39 of Brandenburg, Ky showed an active indictment warrant out of Breckinridge County.   Consent to search the vehicle was given resulting in Trooper Forbis locating a syringe filled with methamphetamine inside of a purse belonging to Ms. Carter. In addition to the indictment warrant, Carter was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine,) buy/possession drug paraphernalia.  She was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. 
 

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A.C. ELECTION CHECKS READY FOR PICKUP

 

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.  

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
The Boil Water Advisory on Highway 910 and E. Mount Eden Rd. area due to water line work near the Cumberland Parkway has been lifted.
 

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PULASKI CO. ACCIDENT 5/24/18

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck advises that deputies responded to a single vehicle injury accident at approximately 2 PM on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
 
Upon arrival at the scene 18 miles east of Somerset on Highway 192, Deputy Brett Thomas found a single victim of the mishap.  Investigation at the scene revealed that Vera L. Johnson, age 86 of Highway 192, Somerset, Kentucky apparently left the roadway due to unknown causes.  The 2018 Kia Optima she was operating hit a guard rail and several trees before coming to a rest several yards from the roadway.
 
The Pulaski County Rescue Squad and volunteers from the Mt. Victory Fire Department freed the victim from the wreckage.  Ms. Johnson was treated at the scene by Pulaski County EMS and was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky for treatment of her injuries by Air Methods.
 
The extent of her injuries or present condition was unknown at the time of the Press Release.
 

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RUSSELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY GROUNDBREAKING

 
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 the Russell County Public Library held a groundbreaking celebration for the new public library, funded in part by a grant through the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, and to be located on the corner of Hwy. 127 & 92 in Jamestown next to the Dollar General Market. Library Director Lindsey Westerfield said there were about 200 community members in attendance, with community members and leaders represented as well as a large group of children who enjoyed a special children's groundbreaking ceremony as well. The project, which has been in the Library Board's long range plan for more than 15 years, is finally becoming a reality with a modern facility that will increase operations and services to the county. Both current library buildings will be consolidated in to the new facility, which is slated to be completed in the spring of 2019.
 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 5/24/18

 

MICHAEL E. BATES, 59 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR CARELESS DRIVING, DUI, & FAILURE TO NOTIFY D.O.T. OF ADDRESS CHANGE.
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
ANGELA J. GABBARD, AGE 45, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR DUI.
DEIDRE S. GRAVES, AGE 32, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR UNLAWFUL USE OF A COMPUTER-2ND DEGREE, & FRAUDULENT USE OF A CREDIT CARD (UNDER $500).
JAMES R. PADGETT, AGE 36, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR BURGLARY-1ST DEGREE, ASSAULT-1ST DEGREE, UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT-1ST DDEGREE, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-2ND DEGREE, & CRIMINAL TRESPASS-1ST DEGREE.
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
AVERY L. GREEN, 20 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR PROMOTING A MINOR IN A SEX PERFORMANCE, & USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE TO PROCURE A PEACE OFFICER POSING AS A MINOR FOR SEX.
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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MISSING CASEY COUNTY WOMAN

 
The case of a missing Casey County woman has been upgraded to a Golden Alert.
 
According to the Casey County Sheriff's Office, 49 year old Verginia Lee, was last seen on the morning of May 18th on Ronald Evans Road, Dunnville. She is described as a white female, 225 lbs, Blue Eyes, & Brown Hair and has no teeth.  She takes blood pressure medication, and is Diabetic. 
 
Anyone with any information on the where abouts of  Verginia Lee are asked to contact the Casey County Sheriff's Office 606-787-6821 or 911 dispatch. 
 

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INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE HAS FILED FOR A.C. MAGISTRATE DIST. 1

 
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Lloyd Alley filed as an Independent Candidate for Magistrate in District 1. Mr. Alley will be on the General Ballot against incumbent Harold Burton, who won the Republican Primary in the 1st District Magistrate's race on Tuesday. According to Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer, Mr. Alley filed his Statement-of-Candidacy on March 27, 2018 which made him eligible to file as an Independent Candidate.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24 HRS 5/23/18

 

RICKY N. SIMPSON, 35 OF RUSSELL SPRINGS, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY BROWN WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT, & RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (UNDER $10,000).
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
PARKER T. BEGLEY, 18 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR ONE HEADLIGHT, NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, INTERMEDIATE LICENSE VIOLATION, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
 
ALICIA G. HOMAN, 23 OF CELINA, OH, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR IMPROPER SIGNAL, DISREGARDING A STOP SIGN, RECKLESS DRIVING, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, & DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
 
KEVIN G. MITCHELL, 48 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
 
MISTY L. FLYNN, 39 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
 
BRENDA K. COOK, 55 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
 
CYNTHIA D. HELTON, 46 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
 
AARON T. HAMPTON, 25 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN HEROIN.
 
SHANNA D. TOMPKINS, 39 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, THEFT BY DECEPTION/COLD CHECKS (UNDER $500), & UNLAWFUL ACCESS TO COMPUTER-1ST DEGREE.
 
JIMMIE G. EASTHAM, 68 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
ROBERT S. KING JR., AGE 43, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, HEROIN, & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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2 RUSSELL CO. RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
Two persons were arrested Tuesday afternoon for trafficking in, and possession of methamphetamine.
 
Just before 12:30pmCT, Sgt. Evan Burton made contact with Joey Stiltz, 39, of Jamestown and Dawn Sinclair, 41, of Russell Springs, KY who were in a 2001 Mercury car in the parking lot of the Fairview Plaza at the intersection of KY 80 & KY 910. Sgt. Burton’s investigation included utilizing his partner, K-9 Matt. Subsequently, a quantity of “crystal meth”, marijuana and drug paraphernalia items were found.
 
Stiltz and Sinclair were both lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Lt. David Cain & Deputy Terry Burchett also assisted.
 

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RUSSELL COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD REPORT

 

The Russell County School Board met on Monday evening, May 21, 2018. Jim Leib has details.

 

 

 

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PULASKI CO. INJURY ACCIDENT

 

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.

 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT 5/22/18

 

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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CASEY CO. INDICTMENTS 5/22/18

 

RECENT INDICTMENTS HANDED DOWN FROM THE CASEY COUNTY GRAND JURY...

 

  • MICHAEL MORRIS KENNEDY (52), OF HUSTONVILLE:  THEFT OF SERVICES (OVER $500).
  • BOBBY RUSSELL MARTIN (40), OF PADUCAH:  POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE); & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
  • JOSEPH W. COOPER (19), ADDRESS UNKNOWN:  THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $500); POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
  • DENNIS KEITH DAVIS (32), OF WINDSOR:  RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (OVER $500-AUTOMOBILE).
  • JOEL "JODY" EVERETT YORK (36), OF LIBERTY:  ASSAULT-1ST DEGREE; PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER-2ND DEGREE; WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE; POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (METH); DUI-3RD OFFENSE (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE); & DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
  • JOSEPH LUKE WETHINGTON (36), OF LIBERTY:  POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON; POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE); POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE; RECKLESS DRIVING; NO INSURANCE; & NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
  • JEFFREY M. McQUEARY (44), OF LIBERTY:  KIDNAPPING; UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT-1ST DEGREE; & ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE.
  • NICHOLAS CHAD TURPIN (26), OF HUSTONVILLE:  BURGLARY-2ND DEGREE; THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $500); CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-2ND DEGREE; RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (FIREARM); POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE); POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
  • COURTNEY NICOLE TURPIN (29), OF LANCASTER:  BURGLARY-2ND DEGREE; THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $500); & RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (FIREARM).
  • HUBERT PRESTON SKIPPER, III (50), OF GRAVEL SWITCH:  RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (OVER $500); & PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER-1ST DEGREE.
  • JOSEPH W. COOPER (19), ADDRESS UKNOWN:  TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE); POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA; POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-3RD DEGREE (DIAZEPAM); NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE; NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT; NO INSURANCE; MENACING; & RESISTING ARREST.
  • ROBERT DOUGLAS YOUNG (33), MAGNOLIA, & JAMES L. JONES (38), OF WILLISBURG:  BAIL JUMPING-1ST DEGREE; PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER-1ST DEGREE.
  • RICHARD EUGENE BROWN (49), OF LIBERTY:  BAIL JUMPING-1ST DEGREE.
 
AN INDICTMENT IS ONLY A LEGAL ACCUSATION, NOT AN INDICATOR OF GUILT.
 

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RUSSELL CIRCUIT COURT FILED INDICTMENTS MAY 21, 2018

 
The following indictements were filed in Russell Circuit Court Monday, May 21, 2018 . . .
 
Reginald Petty, Jamestown, Ky - assault, wanton endangerment - 5 counts, criminal mischief.
 
Nolyn Beatty-Wallace, Russell Springs, Ky - criminal possession of a forged instrument - 7 counts, fradulent use of a debit card, unlawful receipt of a credit card.
 
Stacy Wilson aka Stacy Carta, Jamestown, KY - public intoxication, possession of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance not in proper container, possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
Terri Robertson, Russell Springs, KY - DUI, pssession of a controlled substance, wanton endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender.
 
Brandon Chapman, Russell Springs, KY - receiving stolen property
 
Adrian A. Lawless, Liberty, KY & Woodford Sheene, Kings Mountain, KY -trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender.
 
Kenneth M Bartrug, Russell Springs, KY - possession of a controlled substance.
 
Damian Anderson, Russell Springs, KY - unlawful transaction with a minor-6 counts, trafficking in a marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender.
 
Andy McClister, Jamestown, KY - theft by unlawful taking 2 counts, persistent felony offender.
 
James M. Whitaker, Jamestown, KY - bail jumping, persistent felony offender.
 
Joy E. Patterson, Russell Springs, KY - possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
An indictment is a legal accusation and does not imply guilt or innocence. 

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FATAL ACCIDENT ON CUMBERLAND PARKWAY IN METCALFE CO.

 

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.

 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 5/21/18

 

MATTHEW T. LYNN, 25 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (UNDER $10,000), & CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-3RD DEGREE.
 
MICHELLE A. PERRY, 27 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $500).
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
JAMES C. WEST, 40 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN (& POSSESSION OF) METHAMPHETAMINE, CARRING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & PROMOTING CONTRABAND-1ST DEGREE.
 
DONNA F. McCLURE, 72 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, & THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (UNDER $500).
 
AUSTIN S. VANOVER, 20 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (UNDER $500), & POSSESSION OF HEROIN.
 
NATHANIEL A. LOPEZ, 19 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
 
FRANK E. STRINGER, 55 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DUI-2ND (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
BRANDEN D. SAYLOR, 37 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR SPEEDING (10 MPH OVER), NO INSURANCE, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE, DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE, RECKLESS DRIVING, & TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE.
 
RAULANTIONIO G. SALDIVAR, 36 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), CARELESS DRIVING, GIVING OFFICER FALSE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE, & CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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RUSSELL CO. DRUG ARREST 5/21/18

 

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.

 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOLS PRESS RELEASE CONCERNING FATAL ACCIDENT

 
It is with great heartbreak and sadness that Adair County Schools has learned that Alaina Adams, a Junior at Adair County High School, passed away Friday afternoon due to an automobile accident.
 
As a district, we send our condolences and prayers to Alaina’s family. Our prayers also go out to Alaina’s many friends and loved ones. We pray that God wraps his comforting arms around Alaina’s family and friends in their time of loss and grieving.
 
Adair County School’s Crisis Response Team, made up of trained counselors, will be on site at each school on Monday to talk with students, parents and staff as they process their grieving and loss.
 
Thank you for your support of our students and staff as we work together to cope with this tragedy. Please feel free to contact your child’s school if you feel that someone needs to check on or speak with your child.
 
Again our thoughts, prayers and condolences are extended to the Adams Family.
 

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TAYLOR CO. SHERIFF'S DEPUTY & R.S. MAN INVOLVED IN 2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 
On Friday, May 18, 2018 at 5:12pmET, Taylor Co. Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens was responding to a fatal accident on Ebenezer Road. While heading south on Hwy 55, he encountered standing water in the roadway and his vehicle began to hydroplane. Dickens crossed the center line, leaving the roadway on the north bound shoulder. Another vehicle, a 1998 GMC being operated by Richard Hayes of Russell Spring, KY was heading north and left the roadway to the right. Both vehicles collided in the grass to the right of the northbound shoulder. 
 
Due to it being a county-owned car, Taylor Co. Sheriff Allen Newton requested KSP work the collision. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were towed due to being disabled. Hayes was cited for Expired License.
 

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FATAL ACCIDENT IN TAYLOR CO. FRIDAY CLAIMS LIFE OF A.C. TEEN

 

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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R.C. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MAY 20

 
The Russell County School Board will meet on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Jamestown Elementary School cafeteria.
 
AGENDA:
 
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. Student Recognition
5. Recognition: Russell County Education Association (RCEA) Teacher of the Month: Sarah Stapp
6. Consent Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Payment of Bills
  • School Activity Fund Reports
  • Financial Report
  • Personnel Reports
  • Field Trips
7. SY 2018-2019 Extra Service Salary Schedule Amendments
8. 2018-2019 Tentative Budget
9. School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC) Kentucky Education Technology System (KETS) Offer of Assistance
10. Contract/Memorandum of Agreement Approval
11. Out of State and/or Overnight Trips
12. Adjournment
 

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ADAIR CO. ACCIDENT SENDS DRIVER TO LOUISVILLE HOSPITAL; ALCOHOL MAY BE A FACTOR IN THE CRASH

 
A 1-vehicle accident over the weekend results in one person being flown to a Louisville hospital; Police say alchol may have been a factor in the crash.
 
The Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to the accident on Saturday, May 19, 2018 that occurred approximately 10 miles east of Columbia on Russell Springs Road (Hwy 80). 36-year-old Nicholas Kerns was traveling east in his 2003 ford pickup. Kerns vehicle crossed  the center line, traveled through the west-bound lane, crossed a residential yard and went airborne, with the vehicle coming to rest in the front yard of a second residence. 
 
Kerns was treated on the scene by Adair County EMS and transported to T.J. Health Columbia for treatment. He was later flown to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident. 
 
Adair Co. Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Hitch is the investigating officer.
 

 

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TAYLOR CO. ESCAPEE LOCATED & ARRESTED

 
(Taylor County, Ky May 18, 2018) On Thursday, May 17, 2018 at approximately 11:34amET, KSP Post 15 was notified that a Taylor County inmate, 29-year-old Jerry Jordan of Campbellsville, KY had escaped his assigned work detail at the Taylor county Recycling Center. The male subject was located near the Green River Plaza at approximately 3:40pmET by Trooper Dexter Colvin. Jordan was charged with Escape 2nd Degree and was transported to the Taylor County Jail.
 

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TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN DRIVER BEING ARRESTED ON NUMEROUS CHARGES

 
On Friday, May 18, 2018 at approx. 8:30amCT, KSP Trooper Levi Scott conducted a routine traffic stop on a 1998 Ford Mustang on  Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs, KY. Upon contact with the driver, 33-year-old Racheal Jones of Russell Springs, Trooper Scott confirmed that she had an active arrest warrant. Upon further investigation Trooper Scott found a small pouch of rolling papers, a glass pipe with burn residue in it, a Ziploc bag with marijuana and a blue pill bottle containing several different prescription pills.
 
In addition to the warrant, Jones was charged with Operating A Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, 2nd offense; Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Drug unspecified); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree (Drug unspecified); Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug paraphernalia; and Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.  
 
Jones was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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KSP ARRESTS 1 PERSON FOLLOWING SHORT PURSUIT

 

(Casey County, Ky May 18, 2018)  On Friday, May 18, 2018 at approximately 8:43amET, KSP Trooper Mike Woodrum responded to Fishing Creek Road in reference to the homeowner stating that there was a blue 1995 Chevrolet in his driveway with an unknown male in the driver seat who appeared to be passed out. The driver fled the scene as Trooper Woodrum approached the vehicle. After fleeing several miles, the Chevrolet (operated by 23-year-old Jeremy Sears of Hustonville) ran out of gas on Twin Oaks Road. Sears then fled on foot for a short distance before giving up.
 
Sears was arrested and charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree, (Motor Vehicle), Failure to wear seat belts, No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. 
 
Sears was Lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.
 

 

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SHORELINE COMMUNICATIONS ELECTION RESULTS

 

Tune in to 92.7 the WAVE and https://ridingthewave.com/ for complete election coverage on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. We'll have live reports from Russell & Adair counties. 

 

99.9 the BIG DAWG and https://wvlc.com/ will have complete election coverage on Tuesday with live reports from the Taylor Co. Courthouse.

 

98.7 the BUCK and https://chasinthebuck.com/ will have live reports from the Casey Co. Courthouse on Tuesday

 

CONNECTED TO OUR COMMUNITIES..... 92.7 THE WAVE, 99.9 THE BIG DAWG & 98.7 THE BUCK!

 

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KSP ARRESTS HART CO. MAN FOR CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OFFENSES

 
HORSE CAVE, KY (Fri. May 18) - On Thursday, May 17, 2018 at approximately 6:42 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Stephen W. Self, 36, on charges related to distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.
 
Self was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing files of child sexual exploitation online. 
 
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Horse Cave on May 17, 2018. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP's forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
 
Self is currently charged with three counts of distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor 1st offense. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
 
He was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.
 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 5/18/18

 

ZACKERY T. KEELEY, 18 OF BURNSIDE, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR CARELESS DRIVING, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, DUI, & POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE.
 
DANIELLE M. KEITH-HART, 31 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
RUSSELL L. MAYFIELD, 54 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-3RD DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A LEGEND DRUG, PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER, & PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
TRINNA A. LEATHERBURY, AGE 56, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE.
 
CLINTON L. HURLEY, AGE 35, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING-OVER $500, & UNLAWFUL ACCESS TO A COMPUTER-1ST DEGREE.
 
KAYLA GONZALES-GASKIN, AGE 30, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR UNLAWFUL ACCESS TO A COMPUTER1ST DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
TIMOTHY RITCHEY, AGE 48 OF LAWRENCEBURG, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR IMPROPER SIGNAL, REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED, DUI-2ND OFFENE (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT), POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, & FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS.
 
NICHOLAS A. JACKSON, 19 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, DUI-2ND (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, & PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER.
 
DENNY FREEMAN, 19 OF LAWRENCEBURG, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING-OVER $10,000.
 
MICHAEL STEPHENS, 39 OF DANVILLE, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ENDANGERMENT TO CHILD-4TH DEGREE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, & CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-3RD DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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ADAIR CO. FLAG DISPOSAL

 

Adair County is providing a new option for proper disposal of worn U.S. Flags!
 
In partnership with the National Association of Counties and the National Flag Foundation, Adair County has installed a flag retirement box, sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Counties, at no cost to the county, at the entrance to the Judge Executive- Michael Lee Stephen's office at the Adair County Annex. “It is with my greatest pleasure we are able to have this centralized location to honor our national flag along with the citizens of Adair County who have served our great nation!” said Judge Executive, Michael Lee Stephens. Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.  
 
The United States Flag Code prescribes flag etiquette-everything from flying it near other flags to instructions on how to raise and lower it. “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning” says the code. 
 
Members of the local VFW have graciously accepted the responsibility for the honorable and proper disposal of the worn flags. Per VFW member Joe Hare “This centrally-located drop-off provides convenience while respecting our national symbol.”
 
Left to right are: Joe Hare, VFW - Dwayne Litton, KACO Representative - Adair County Judge Executive, Michael Lee Stephens
 

 

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CASEY COUNTY AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 5/17/18

 

CASEY COUNTY AREA ARRESTS:

 

  • CHRISTOPHER J. PHELPS, 28 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, & POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-3RD DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
  • FLORA J. WEST, 39 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON, & THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (SHOPLIFTING).
  • LOGAN O. LAY, 18 OF SCIENCE HILL, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOR BURGLARY-1ST DEGREE, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING-FIREARM.

 

LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.

 

ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.

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RUSSELL CO. METH BUST 5/17/18

 

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.

 

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SPECIAL CALLED COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING MAY 17

 
The Columbia City Council will meet in Special Session to open and accept bids for a 1999 GMC Garbage Truck.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in City Hall.  
 

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BEWARE: BOGUS EMAILS

 
According to the Russell County Chamber of Commerce, several Russell Co. businesses are receiving an email stating that they have an unpaid invoice from the Chamber. Please note that this email was NOT sent from the Russell County Chamber. The Chamber would never send an invoice or email stating that you or your business owes anything. NEVER click on an attachment or a link if you don’t recognize the address or feel uncertain about the origin. It’s always best to call and check. If you look closely at the phone number or address, you will notice that it isn’t a local number or address. Be diligent in looking over ALL emails and never open or click on anything that doesn’t seem valid.
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MAY 17

 
The Adair County School Board will meet on Thursday, May 17,  2018 at 6pmCT at the Board of Education Conference Room on Greensburg St., Columbia. This is a Regular Monthly Board Meeting and it is open to the public.
                        
AGENDA
 
*Meeting called to order*
 
*Adair County Middle School will open the meeting with the Pledge of
    Allegiance*
 
1.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
  2.  APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
 
CONSENT AGENDA
 
  3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
  4.  APPROVAL OF TREASURER'S REPORT
 
  5.  APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF BILLS
 
  6.  APPROVAL TO WAIVE FEES FOR USE OF SCHOOL CAMPUS OR POSSIBLY
        ADAIR COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL BY ADAIR COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE
        COMMITTEE FOR RELAY FOR LIFE OF ADAIR COUNTY EVENT
  7.  APPROVAL OF OUT-OF-STATE TRIP BY ADAIR COUNTY PRIMARY CENTER'S
        STLP STUDENTS TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS AND TO TRAVEL BY BLUEGRASS
        TOURS CERTIFIED COMMON CARRIER
 
  8.  APPROVAL TO ACCEPT FY-18 KETS OFFER OF ASSISTANCE AND TO MATCH
        THE FULL AMOUNT
 
  9.  APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING CONTRACTS FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL
        YEAR:
  •  BLUEGRASS PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING SCHOOL BASED SERVICES
  •  HANDS UP THERAPY SERVICES, LLC
  •  ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY SERVICES
  •   VISION ITINERANT SERVICES
 
10.  APPROVAL OF GRREC MEMBERSHIP FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
 
11.  APPROVAL OF EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
 
12.  APPROVAL OF SALARY SCHEDULES FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
 
13.  APPROVAL OF SENIOR PORTRAIT BIDS FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
 
14.  APPROVAL TO ACCEPT SCHOOL BUS TIRE BIDS FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL
        YEAR
 
15.  APPROVAL TO ACCEPT FUEL BIDS FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
 
16.  APPROVAL OF ADAIR COUNTY PRIMARY CENTER PTO SCHOOLWIDE
        FUNDRAISER IN SEPTEMBER 2018
 
17.  APPROVAL OF ADAIR COUNTY PRIMARY CENTER PTO TO SALE KONA ICE ON
        A MONTHLY BASIS
 
18.  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION
 
_________________________________________________________
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
19.  SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
 
20.  PUBLIC COMMENTS
 
21.  APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Renae Smith
 
22.  APPROVAL OF TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR -
        Renae Smith
 
23.  BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS UPDATE - David Jones
 
24.  APPROVAL TO WAIVE FEES TO TRANSPORT ADAIR COUNTY PRIMARY STLP
        STUDENTS ON SCHOOL BUS TO LEXINGTON, KY TO MEET BLUEGRASS
        TOURS CERTIFIED COMMON CARRIER - David Jones
 
25.  DISCUSSION/APPROVAL TO CHANGE JUNE'S SCHOOL BOARD MEETING DATE
 
26.  ADJOURNMENT
 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 5/16/18

 

BENJAMIN M. ABNEY, 30 OF MT. VERNON, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR SPEEDING (10 MPH OVER), IMPROPER START, FAILURE TO SIGNAL, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED, & DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
 
GARY R. BOLIN, 61 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & METHAMPHETAMINE.
 
DAVID B. BELL, 60 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
WILLIAM T. DAVIDSON, AGE 29, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
 
TYRONE M. GUEST, AGE 33, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE-2ND OFFENSE.
 
RUSSELL RANDOLPH, AGE 49, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS, TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, & PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
AMANDA SNOW, 33 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, & CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARRESTS

 
(Metcalfe County, Ky May 15, 2018) – On May 14th, 2018 at approximately 2:55 AM CST Trooper Nick Davis conducted a routine traffic stop for a speeding violation 4 miles west of Edmonton on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway. Upon approaching the 2012 Nissan Altima, Trooper Davis detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Consent to search the vehicle was given and Trooper Davis located a mason jar full of individual packages of marijuana and a large sum of cash. Two of the passengers in the vehicle, 27-year-old Daledreka Wilson and 28-year-old Antonio Wilson, both of Corbin, KY, were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana, Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz.) 1st offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.
 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 

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

 

 

 

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LIBERTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG TRAFFICKING, FACES 7-YEAR SENTENCE

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May. 15, 2018) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced a Casey County man has pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine and to being a persistent felony offender.
 
William E. Bullock III, 39, of Liberty, pleaded guilty May 14 in Casey Circuit Court to one count of trafficking a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, less than two grams of methamphetamine and to being a persistent felony offender in the second degree. 
 
Bullock is facing seven years in prison, and he is scheduled to be sentenced June 11.
 
The Casey County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions is handling the prosecution. 
 
According to court records, the Casey County Sheriff’s Office found Bullock July 3, 2017, in possession of several small baggies containing methamphetamine packaged for individual sale and Bullock admitted to law enforcement that the methamphetamine was his.
 
“Protecting Kentucky’s citizens from drug traffickers and working to end the state’s drug epidemic is one of our top priorities in the Office of the Attorney General,” Beshear said. “I appreciate the hard work of the Casey County Sheriff’s Office and our Office of Special Prosecutions on this case.”
 
The Office of Special Prosecutions handling drug offenses is part of Beshear’s core mission to keep illegal drugs off the streets and away from Kentucky’s families.
 
In February, Beshear and his Office of Special Prosecutions announced that an Adair County woman was sentenced to seven years for making meth and endangering two minors in the process. 
 
Since taking office Beshear has been working with local law enforcement and community leaders to host substance abuse awareness forums across the state. The office has also been instrumental in numerous drug related arrests, including working with federal authorities to arrest a fentanyl dealer whose drugs killed several Kentuckians. 
 
Beshear is also working to hold drug companies who have contributed to the drug epidemic accountable. Last year, Beshear filed suit against drug manufacturer Endo Pharmaceuticals regarding its drug Opana ER. The suit alleges Endo violated state law and directly contributed to opioid related deaths and overdoses in Kentucky. 
 
Beshear has also sued four national opioid distributors, Pennsylvania-based AmerisourceBergen, Ohio-based Cardinal Health, San Francisco-based McKesson Corporation and New Jersey pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Ortho-McNeil subsidiaries.
 

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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FALLEN KSP TROOPER JOHNNY EDRINGTON MAY 16

 
Columbia, Ky. (May 14, 2018) – A memorial service for Fallen Trooper Johnny Edrington will be held on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST at the Brookside Cemetery. Brookside Cemetery is located on West Main Street in Campbellsville, Ky.
 
Tpr. Edrington was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Ky 80, seven miles west of London in Laurel county on December 20, 1988. His murder has never been solved and remains under investigation. Edrington's body was discovered lying in a ditch on an isolated stretch of road approx. 7 miles west of London on Ky. 1956 near the Laurel-Pulaski County line just after 2 a.m. He had a single gunshot wound to the head - inflicted by his own service weapon. According to the report, Edrington's vehicle was pulled off the side of the roadway with the emergency lights flashing. The investigation indicated Edrington was conducting a traffic stop and was shot as he approached another vehicle. 
 
Trooper Edrington, a Campbellsville native, was 34 years old at the time of his death and was a 3-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police, assigned to the London Post 11. He & his wife Dianna had been married just over 6 months and were expecting their first child at the time of his death.
 
Anyone with information on the case of KSP Trooper Johnny Edrington is urged to contact the London Post at (606) 878-6622.
 

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL 5/15/18

 

THE LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL MET IN REGULAR SESSION MONDAY.
 
MAYOR STEVEN BROWN ANNOUNCED THE CITY WILL RECOGNIZE NURSES WEEK AS THE WEEK OF MAY 6-12. THE PROCLAMATION WILL BE SIGNED AS SOON AS IT CAN BE PRESENTED TO THE COUNCIL.
 
FUNDING WILL BE MOVED FROM THE CITY's WATER/SEWER RESERVE TO PAY FOR A FILTRATION REPAIR AT THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT, IN THE AMOUNT OF JUST OVER $55,000. THE SECOND READING OF THE AMENDMENT WAS APPROVED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE.
 
THE COUNCIL ENGAGED IN LENGTHY DISCUSSION CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF A NEW, OR POSSIBLY A USED GARBAGE TRUCK. BIDS WILL BE ADVERTISED FOR TRUCKS THAT MEET SPECIFIC CRITERIA, NO OLDER THAN 2017, WITH A FIVE YEAR WARRANTY. THE MATTER WAS TABLED UNTIL THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING.
 
FOLLOWING THAT, THE COUNCIL WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS AQUISITION OF PROPERTY. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN. 
 

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CASEY CO. BOARD OF EDUCATION 5/15/18

 

THE CASEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN REGULAR SESSION LAST NIGHT.
 
ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, STEVE STONEBRAKER OPENED THE MEETING WITH THE PRESENTATIONS OF THIS MONTHS COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARDS...DONALD DURHAM PITCHED FOR THE CASEY COUNTY REBELS BASEBALL TEAM IN THE MID 1960's AND WENT ON TO PLAY IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES FOR THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, AND THE TEXAS RANGERS. HE HAS ALSO BEEN A GREAT BENEFACTOR OF OUR SPORTS PROGRAM. ALSO NAMED COMMUNITY CHAMPION THIS MONTH WAS DANIEL MEYER. HIS METAL FABRICATION COMPANY DONATED AND INSTALLED NEW LOCKERS FOR THE ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT IN AMOUNT OF ABOUT $43,000.
 
SUPERINTENDENT, MARION SOWDERS, RECOGNIZED A GROUP OF ASPIRING LEADERS.
 
THE ASPIRING LEADERS WERE
  • MELISSA GRIFFITH
  • ASHLEY DEAN
  • LESLIE PATTON
  • ANDREW CARY
  • STPHANIE MASSEY
  • KIM BALDWIN
  • AUDREY ROUSEY
  • MATTHEW WILLIAMS
  • CHRISTY WILSON
 
MR. SOWDERS ALSO AWARDED THE CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDS TO
  • CHRISTY LEE, LIBERTY ELEMENTARY
  • AMANDA WHITE, CASEY CO. MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • JOSH GIBSON, CCHS
 
THIS MONTH'S ATTENDANCE AWARD WENT TO LIBERTY ELEMENTARY, THE MOST IMPROVED WAS JONES PARK ELEMENTARY.
 
IN CONSENT ITEMS, THE BID FOR PEST CONTROL SERVICES WILL BE RE-BID FOR THE JUNE MEETING.
 
DEANA RANDALPH GAVE THE FINANCIAL REPORT.
 
THE BOARD THEN WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.
 

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TRAFFIC STOP FOR IMPROPER EQUIPMENT LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

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.

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TAYLOR CO. MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING SHORT PURSUIT

 

(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. 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 5/14/18

 

SYLVIA S. BRYANT, 22 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR DUI, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
WILLIAM D. DUNCAN, 45 OF EUBANK, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND/3RD DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER, NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, DUI.
 
JASON L. FRANK, 38 OF WINSLOW, AR, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR SPEEDING (10 MPH OVER LIMIT), NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), & POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON.
 
MICHAEL L. FRANK, 34 OF PHOENIX, AZ, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON, & CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON.
 
JAMES L. JONES, 38 OF WILLISBURG, ARRESED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR PAROLE VIOLATION, TRAFFICKING IN SYNTHETIC DRUGS, TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, IDENTITY THEFT, ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR, & UNLAWFUL TRANSACTION WITH A MINOR.
 
SHEILA KEITH, 27 OF WAYNESBURG, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE & SYNTHETIC DRUGS, UNLAWFUL TRANSACTION WITH A MINOR, HINDERING PROSECUTION/APPREHENSION-2ND DEGREE, & ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR.
 
LEWIS D. FOSTER, 34 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR ASSAULT-1ST DEGREE, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), & NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
 
CARLI D. BURTON, 22 OF BARBOURVILLE, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE.
 
ANTHONY MULLINS, 49 OF EUBANK, ARRESTED BY EUBANK POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE.
 
BRANDON N. BLAND, 37 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR DUI, RECKLESS DRIVING, NO INSURANCE, NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE & WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
CHRISTOPHER A. COATER, AGE 46, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DUI.
 
MAX B. JOSEPH, AGE 40, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE, & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
WILLIAM D. BROCK, 36 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR IMPROPER EQUIPMENT, REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED, OBSTRUCTED WINDSHIELD, NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT, IMPROPER REGISTRATION PLATE, IMPROPER DISPLAY OF REGISTRATION PLATES, DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION PLATE, FAILURE TO SURRENDER REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, FAILURE TO REGISTER TRANSFER OF MOTOR VEHICLE, FAILURE TO NOTIFY ADDRESS CHANGE TO DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION.
 
PAUL K. BOYD, 51 OF LANCASTER, ARRESTED BY LANCASTER POLICE FOR CRUELTY TO ANIMALS-2ND DEGREE, DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, & MENACING.
 
LUKE D. ROBINSON, 42 OF WAYNESBURG, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE, TERRORISTIC THREATENING-1ST DEGREE, FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (ON FOOT), & POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN RUSSELL COUNTY SUN. EVENING; ALCOHOL BELIEVED TO BE A FACTOR IN THE CRASH

 

Four persons were injured during a 2-vehicle collision just after 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening in the Royville community of Russell County.
 
R.C. Deputy Nathan Ginn’s investigation determined that a Nissan Xterra being driven by Pedro Nunez Cruz, 37, of Russell Springs, KY pulled from KY 1729 onto KY 80 and into the path of a westbound 1982 Winnebago motor home being driven by James Dill, 48, of Indiana, resulting in the vehicles colliding.
 
Cruz and his 8 year-old daughter were transported by Russell County EMS to the Russell County Hospital for treatment with Cruz later flown to the U.K. Medical Center.
 
Dill, and his wife Kasie, were treated at the scene but declined further treatment or transport to a medical facility.
 
Deputy Ginn was assisted at the scene by RSPD Officer Ethan Pike and members of the Russell Springs Fire Department.
 
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the cause of the wreck. The investigation is ongoing.
 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING MAY 14

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will meet on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6pmCT. 
 
AGENDA
  • WELCOME, PLEDGE & OPENING PRAYER 
  • MINUTES 
  • PAY BILLS 
  • DETENTION CENTER REPORT 
  • TREASURER’S MONTHLY SETTLEMENT REPORT 
  • 1ST READING ORDINANCE 18-04 BUDGET AMENDMENT 
  • 2ND READING ORDINANCE 18-02 - 2018-2019 FISCAL COURT BUDGET 
  • 2ND READING ORDINANCE 18-03 PRE-APPROVED RECURRING EXPENSES 
  • KY WIRED PROJECT – HOLLY HOPKINS SCOVILLE 
  • AMBULANCE BOARD APPOINTMENT 
  • OPEN BIDS FOR JANITORIAL SUPPLIES 
  • OPEN BIDS FOR FUEL, OIL, CHIP & SEAL, HOT MIX, BLACKTOP, POTHOLE PATCH, ROCK & TILE 
  • RESOLUTION 18-06 COUNTY ROAD AID 
  • KY SURPLUS - TRUCK 
  • PREAPPROVAL TO PAY LIBRARY WHEN FLOOD CONTROL MONEY COMES IN 
  • ADJOURN 
 

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ADAIR FISCAL COURT CALLED MEETING MAY 14

 
The Adair County Fiscal Court will have a Special Called Meeting on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 9amCT in the Adair Annex Basement Meeting Room. 
 
AGENDA
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 
PRAYER 
CALL TO ORDER 
ROLL CALL 
 
1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA 
2. DISBURSEMENTS 
3. APPROVAL FOR JUDGE TO SIGN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT W/CITY ON NCIC/LINK 
4. BUDGET TRANSFERS – LINE TO LINE 
5. LITTER ABATEMENT VEHICLE 
6. RECOGNITION OF KEVIN BRIDGEWATER 
7. ADJOURN 
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 

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TWO DRUG ARRESTS FRI. MORNING IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 
An investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department resulted in the arrest of two individuals on Friday morning on drug trafficking and possession charges.
 
At approximately 10:45amCT, 36 year old Otis Ray Watt of Russell Springs was taken into custody by Sgt. Evan Burton in the parking lot of the Springs Motel and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Watt was also served with a warrant for failing to appear in Adair District Court on March 26th to answer to charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
A short time later, 20-year-old Shantale M. Kimbler of Columbia, KY was arrested in the motel parking lot by Det. Joey Hoover & RSPD Asst. Chief Melissa Taylor and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Giving Police Officer False Identifying Information and Resisting Arrest.
 
Watt and Kimbler were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 5/11/18

 

PAULA R. GIBSON, 43 OF BURNSIDE, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
ANTHONY THOMAS, AGE 44, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FAILURE TO SIGNAL, DUI-2ND (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), & DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICNESE.
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
TRAVIS POPPLEWELL, 22 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR DUI, POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, & FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS.
 
KENDALL L. LAINHART, 29 OF LANCASTER, ARRESTED BY LANCASTER POLICE FOR ASSAULT-2ND (POLICE OFFICER), RESISTING ARREST, DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (ON FOOT), CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-3RD DEGREE, AUTO THEFT (OVER $10,000), MENACING, OBSTRUCTING AN OFFICER, FAILURE TO NOTIFY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OF AN ADDRESS CHANGE, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, WANTON ENDANGERMENT-2ND DEGREE, INTERFERING WITH A PEACE OFFICER IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTY, & WANTON ENDANGERMENT-2ND DEGREE (POLICE OFFICER).
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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METH ARREST IN RUSSELL SPRINGS

 

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.

 

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RS CITY COUNCIL RECAP

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SAMPLE PRIMARY ELECTION BALLOTS FOR RUSSELL CO. & ADAIR CO.

 

Click on link for Russell County Sample Ballot:

https://ridingthewave.com/assets/files/Russell-Co_-Sample-Ballot-May-22-2018.pdf

 

Click on link for Adair County Sample Ballot:

https://ridingthewave.com/assets/files/ADAIR-CO-SAMPLE-BALLOT-MAY-22-2018.pdf

 

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MAY PRIMARY ELECTION INFO.

 
The May Primary Election is fast approaching (May 22, 2018) and here are some important items to help make your voting experience pleasant and smooth.
 
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!
 
If you are unsure if you are registered or where to vote, go to www.elect.ky.gov, click on "Find my Polling Place", fill in the requested information, then click "submit". It will give you the precinct location and the capability to map your voter location. Of course you can always call your County Clerk’s Office for more information. In Russell Co. call 270-343-2125; in Adair Co. call 270-384-2801.
 
When you go to vote, be prepared to confirm your identity. Kentucky law requires the election officers to confirm (if not personally known) by the election officers.  Please have one of the following forms of identity available when you are ready to sign the roster:
  • Drivers’ License (does not have to be a Kentucky issued DL)
  • Social Security Card
  • Credit Card
  • Other ID
  • Any ID card with picture and signature of voter
  • Any Kentucky state government-issued ID card; and
  • Any United States government-issued ID card
 
This Primary Election, ALL voters have the privilege of voting regardless of their party affiliation. There will be a Republican Ballot, a Democrat Ballot and a Nonpartisan Ballot. Each ballot is different depending on your party affiliation. An individual whose political party affiliation is that of a Democrat or Republican and who changed their political party affiliation after the December 31st deadline, IS NOT permitted to vote in the Democratic or Republican party primaries, but the individual will be permitted to vote in the Nonpartisan races only. An individual registered in other, Constitution Party, Green Party, Libertarian Party, Reform Party, Socialist Workers Party or Independent Status will also vote the Nonpartisan Ballot only.
 
VIEW YOUR SAMPLE BALLOTS EARLY:
Go to https://www.sos.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx and click on sample ballots, then select Adair County OR Russell County and it will bring up a sample ballot that shows all candidates for every district.
 

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400 MILE YARD SALE MAY 31-JUNE 3

 

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.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 5/10/18

 

WILLIAM A. PHELPS, 19 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $500), & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE. 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
FRANCIS A. BRETTNACHER, 38 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), MENACING, POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, & FAILURE TO NOTIFY DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION OF AN ADDRESS CHANGE.
APRIL M. HALL, 32 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
DEVIN L. COFFMAN, AGE 22, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR DUI, & DISREGARDING A STOP SIGN.
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
TYRONE T. BRADLEY, 31 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE, & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETING MAY 10

 
The Russell Springs City Council will meet on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6pmCT at City Hall. 
 
 
 
AGENDA
PRAYER
I. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
II. ACCEPTANCEOFMINUTES
III. PAYMENT OF BILLS
IV. OLD BUSINESS
V. NEW BUSINESS
   a)  AWARD CITY SCHOLARSHIPS
   b)  ROAD AID AGREEMENT
ADJOURNMENT
 

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CASEY CO. TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO ARREST

 
On Monday, May 7, 2018 Trooper Jonathan Carlock was dispatched to Tarter Gate Plant 2, approximately one mile south of Liberty on US 127 in reference to a male subject operating a 2002 Ford Mustang refusing to leave the property. Upon further investigation, Trooper Carlock arrested 39-year-old Larry N. Bryant of Liberty, KY at 1:54amET. Bryant was charged with Driving Under the Influence Alcohol/Drugs 3rd offense or greater with aggravating circumstance, Criminal Trespassing 3rd, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree 1st offense – Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Disorderly Conduct 2nd, Resisting Arrest, License to be in Possession, and Failure to Wear Seat Belts. Bryant was lodged in the Casey County Jail.  
 
Trooper Carlock was assisted at the scene by Trooper Martin Wesley.
 

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SPEEDING VIOLATION LEADS TO ARREST FOR TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA

 
Campbellsville, KY (May 7, 2018) Kentucky State Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2017 Chevrolet yesterday around 7:24 am on Hodgenville Road 6 miles west of Campbellsville.  The driver who was identified as 21 year-old Anshawn Francis of Hopkinsville, KY was observed driving at a high rate of speed while passing another motorist.  During the investigation the driver was found to be operating on a suspended operator’s license and not wearing his seat belt.  Marijuana and digital scales were found in the vehicle along with a handgun.  Francis was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County jail and charged with Speeding, Failure to Wear Seat Belt, Operating on a Suspended License, Trafficking in Marijuana and Reckless Driving. 
 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT RECAP

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.
 
Under General Business, two checks were approved, totalling $880 to C&F Auto Repair for repairs made to County Road Department vehicles. The County Cooperative Extension Budget was also approved, at just over $200,000 dollars.
 
In Road Business, Judge Executive, Randy Dial, took time to thank a group of citizens for their road clean-up.
 
The Fiscal Court then went into executive session for about twenty minutes with no action taken.
 
The Court voted to hire Derek Sallee to the Road Department.
 
Under E-911 Business, Judge Dial asked for permission to aquire property to build a new communications tower.
 
A group from Duo County Telecom addressed the Court concerning a proposed Franchise Agreement in connection with the KY Wired Project. Judge Dial, and County Attorney, Tommy Weddle, told the Magistrates the most recent version of the propsal looked good.
 
The prosal is for a 20 year agreement with Dou County Telecom with a renewal option after 10 years. Judge Dial went on to propose the Court accept the agreement.
 
The first reading of the Franchise Agreement was approved by unanimous vote.
 
A first reading of the Budget will be presented at the next Fiscal Court meeting, scheduled for May 21st.
 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 5/8/18

 

SARAH M. HALL, 21 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KY FISH & WILDLIFE FOR DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), DISREGARDING A STOP SIGN, REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED, & FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS.
 
WILLIAM K. BAKER JR., 27 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, INSTRUCTIONAL PERMIT VIOLATIONS, LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION NO INSURANCE, NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT, REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED.
 
LAURIE A. CAIN, 40 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DUI.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
WILLIAM CHASTEEN, 43 OF LANCASTER, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE.
 
ROSE MILLS, 41 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR ONE HEADLIGHT, LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, DUI, NO INSURANCE, NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS 5/7/18

 

LARRY N. BRYANT, 39 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR DUI-3RD OFFENSE (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, METHAMPHETAMINE & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, & RESISTING ARREST.
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
DUSTIN C. HAMLIN, 34 OF WHITLEY CITY, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT/FAILURE TO RENDER AID, & CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-3RD DEGREE.
 
WILLIAM E. BROWN, 35 OF SCIENCE HILL, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
JULIA F. STRINGER, 50 OF BURNSIDE, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
ANGELA N. BURDINE, 27 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR OBSTRUCTED WINDSHIELD, NO REAR VIEW MIRROR, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, COCAINE & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & TRAFFICKING IN HEROIN.
 
JOHN L. FAIN, 46 OF MOUNT VERNON, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR DUI, DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, DISREGARDING A TRAFFIC LIGHT, LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, & FAILURE TO NOTIFY D.O.T. OF AN ADDRESS CHANGE.
 
RODNEY W. LOVELESS, 34 OF EUBANK, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE ON A WARRANT FOR PAROLE VIOLATION, PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT), TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE, & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
WILLIAM W. WILSON III, 35 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR SPEEDING (26 MPH OVER), RECKLESS DRIVING, FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH HELMET LAW, IMPROPER SIGNAL, LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), RESISTING ARREST, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), & POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE.
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
TIMOTHY R. COULTER, AGE 40, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & NO INSURANCE.
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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STABBING INVESTIGATION IN PULASKI CO.

 

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.

 

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ADAIR CO. WOMAN INJURED IN A RUSSELL CO. ACCIDENT

 

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.

 

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KSP OFFERS FREE SCHOOL SAFETY RESOURCE FOR EDUCATORS

 
As part of its Safe Schools Program, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is rolling out a new video, ‘Be Prepared, not Scared’, that provides tips for keeping children safe in schools.
 
The video is designed for pre-school through elementary-level students and is available free of charge through the KSP website. KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders said the concept of the video is to prepare young children for potential school dangers without frightening them. The video features several safety topics including active shooter, stranger danger and other safety drills that often occur in schools. 
 
The ‘Be Prepared, Not Scared’ video can be downloaded from the KSP website at http://kentuckystatepolice.org/safe-schools-program/
 

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3 VEHICLES COLLIDE AT INTERSECTION OF GREENSBURG RD & FRIENDSHIP PIKE IN TAYLOR COUNTY

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.

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CASEY CO. WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN RUSSELL CO.

 

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.

 

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COLUMBIA-ADAIR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BANQUET MAY 29; HILDA LEGG SPEAKER

 

The Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce Banquet is May 29, 2018.

 

 

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KY 76 IN RUSSELL CO. TEMPORARILY CLOSED BEGINNING MAY 8

 

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.   

 

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RUSSELL CO. TEENS ARRESTED, SHOTS FIRED

 

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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RUSSELL COUNTY CANDIDATE LIST

 
COMPLETE RUSSELL CO. CANDIDATE LIST 
 
 
 
 
County Judge Executive:
Gary D. Robertson (D) Incumbent
Clarissa "Moochie" Hart (R)
Landon Helm (R)
 
County Attorney:
Kevin S. Shearer (R) Incumbent
 
County Clerk:
Sue Popplewell Brockman (R) Incumbent
 
Sheriff:
Clete McAninch (R) Incumbent
Gerald Murray (R)
Larry M. Grider (R)
Derek K. Polston (R)
Michael "Toe Joe" Bray (D)
 
Circuit Clerk:
Tony D. Kerr (R) Incumbent
Joanna Trautman (R)
Barry K, McKinley Jr. (D)
 
Property Valuation Administrator:
Tim Popplewell (R) Incumbent
 
Jailer:
Bobby S. Dunbar (R) Incumbent
Harold Michael Milam (D)
 
County Surveyor:
Robert "Bobby" Smith (R) Incumbent
 
Coroner:
Michael Reynols (R) Incumbent
Mark Coots (R)
Larry D. Skaggs (R)
Clifton Bunch (D)
 
Magistrate District #1
Terry Waddell (R) Incumbent
Terry "Butter" McQueary (R)
Jearmy "Hog" Wilson (R)
 
Constable District #1
Keith Scholl (R)
Perry Brumley (R)
 
Magistrate District #2
Patrick Loy (R) Incumbent
Randall Bunch (R)
Mickey Garner (R)
 
Constable District #2
Oris L. Roy (R) Incumbent
Roger Russell (R)
Paula Glover Mann (R)
 
Magistrate District #3
Ronald D. Johnson (R) Incumbent
Jordan Davis (R)
Spencer A. Roy (R)
Darry Flatt (R)
James B. Clark (D)
Jesse L. Roy (D)
 
Constable DIstrict #3
Kenny Luttrell (R)
David A. Bernard (R)
 
Magistrate District #4
Steve Richardsons (R) Incumbent
Barry Wilson (R)
Robert Coppage (R)
Larry Withers (R)
 
Constable District #4
Greg Hammond (R) Incumbent
John Wayne Grimsley (R)
J. R. Hall (R)
Daron Russell (R)
 
Magistrate District #5
Larry W. Holt (R) Incumbent
Ryan Vaughan (R)
 
Constable District #5
Ralph E. Hammond (R) Incumbent
Richard A. Wooldridge (R)
John S. Casey (R)
Aron Houdini (D)
 
City of Jamestown Mayor:
Nicholas J. Shearer (Incumbent)
Harold Powell
 
School Board District #2
Sheila Wicker (Incumbent)
 
School Board District #4
Richard "Dick" Kazsuk (Incumbent)
 

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RUSSELL CO. TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 
(Russell County, May 2, 2018) At 6:48AM CST, Trooper Martin Wesley was on routine patrol on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway in Russell County where he observed a 2013 Dodge Ram speeding. Trooper Wesley initiated his emergency equipment to conduct a traffic stop for the violation. Upon contact with the driver of the vehicle, Ruben Rodriguez, age 41 of Somerset, KY gave consent to search the vehicle where Trooper Wesley located a black box in the dash compartment that contained methamphetamine. 
 
Rodriguez was arrested and charged with Speeding 20 MPH over, Failure to Wear Seatbelts, Operating on Suspended or Revoked License, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Russell County Jail.  
 
Trooper Wesley was assisted at the scene by Trooper Lincoln Lawless and Canine Ziggy.
 

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OUTBUILDING FIRE ON WHEET ROAD TUESDAY AFTERNOON IN ADAIR COUNTY

 

The Adair County Fire Department responded to an outbuilding fire at 4:44 PM Tuesday afternoon at 77 Wheet Road to property owned by Brenda Popplewell. Upon arrival, the property was completely engulfed in fire.  The fire is believed to have started from a trash fire that got out of control. Eleven firemen were on the scene for approx. 1 hour.  
 

 

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DONATIONS NEEDED FOR BURN OUT VICTIM

 
Alan (Neil) Cape lost his home and all the contents located at 3339 Melson Ridge Road on April 24th, 2018 due to a fire.  Alan was hospitalized for a short time due to burns received in the fire. Alan wears 42x30 pants, 2x shirts and size 12 shoes. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Items can be dropped off at the Adair County Clerk’s Office, 424 Public Square, Ste3, Columbia, KY during normal business hours.  Phone: 270-384-2801.
 

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VOTING DEADLINE FOR ADAIR CO. CHAMBER AWARDS IS TODAY (TUES.)

 
The deadline for voting in the Columbia-Adair Co. Chamber of Commerce 2018 Awards is today (Tuesday, May 1st) at 3pmCT. Categories include: Agriculturist of the Year, Professional Business Woman, Professional Business Man, Educator, Employee, Health Advocate, Business/Industry, and Volunteer of the Year. 
 
Voting is limited to Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce members. All categories in the Awards (except Agriculturist of the Year) are limited to Chamber members.
 
For Election Rules and other details, call 270-384-6020.
 

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KSP POST 15 MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR APRIL, 2018

 
During the month of April 2018, there were 9 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington. 
 
There were three fatal collisions during the month of April in the Post 15 area:
  1. Tisha N. Allen, 25, was killed on 04/07/18 in Metcalfe County
  2. Dale R. Conner, 55, of Green Co., KY was killed on 04/24/18 in Green County
  3. Breonn A. Groce, 16, of Clinton Co., KY was killed on 04/25/18 in Clinton County
 
This brings our yearly fatality count to 10 compared with 3 through this same period in 2017.
 
Statewide fatality count stands at 193 compared with 230 through this same period in 2017.
 
During the month of April 2018, there were 938 citations written, 241 courtesy notices written, 1164 vehicles inspected, 652 complaints answered, 49 motorists assisted, 44 criminal cases opened and 273 criminal arrests made.
 

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SENATOR MAX WISE ANNOUNCES ANNUAL TOWN HALL DATES

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 27, 2018) –  State Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) has announced the dates and locations of his annual town halls.
 
“Town halls offer a great opportunity for constituents throughout my District who elected me into office to have the opportunity to express their ideas, opinions, concerns and participate in the legislative process,” said Senator Wise. “With so many issues surrounding educational policy and funding during the 2018 Legislative Session, I decided to host all of my town halls at each of the eight school systems that I represent. This will enable all educators and other constituents in Senate District 16 to hear directly from me and to answer any questions or concerns that they may have.”
 
The following are the dates and locations for the town halls: 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Campbellsville Independent Schools
Campbellsville High School’s Hamilton Auditorium 
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Central Time
Russell County Schools
Russell County Auditorium Natatorium Complex 
 
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Central Time
Cumberland County Schools
Cumberland County High School Gymnasium
 
Monday, May 7, 5:00 p.m. Central Time
Adair County High School
Adair County High School Gymnasium
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Central Time
Clinton County Schools
Clinton College & Career Center
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Taylor County Schools
Roger D. Cook Auditorium
 
Monday, May 14, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Joint Town Hall meeting with Representative Ken Upchurch
Wayne County Schools
Wayne County High School Auditorium
 
*Please note the McCreary County Town Hall date is still pending but will be published as soon as it is confirmed*
 
If you have any questions or comments about these issues or any other public policy issue, please call me toll-free at 1-800-372-7181 or email me at Max.Wise@LRC.ky.gov.  You can also review the Legislature’s work online at www.lrc.ky.gov.
 

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