According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, a Eubank woman, who was being sought on a Scott County District Court Warrant, was apprehended on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
At approximately 2:10 PM Tuesday afternoon, Sergeant Richard Smith and Sergeant Daryl Kegley of the Sheriff's Office, acting on information they received, located Angela M. Couch, age 31 of Old Somerset-Stanford Road, Eubank, Kentucky at the Colonial Village Apartments.
Ms. Couch was taken into custody on a Scott County District Court Warrant for: Failure to Appear. During the course of the arrest, various illegal drugs, as well as a syringe, were located on her person. She was additionally charged with: 1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or =2 Grams Methamphetamine). 2. Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Heroin). 3. Possession of Marijuana. 4. Drug Paraphernalia- Buy/Possess.
Angela M. Couch was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without further incident.
The Adair Co. Fiscal Court met on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Jim Leib has details.
The Adair County School Board met on Tuesday evening. Jim Leib has details.
JUNCTION CITY, KY. (June 25, 2018) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fire that damaged a residence on Hickory Lane in Junction City, during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 23, 2018.
The first call to 911 was reported just after 12:45 am, and when the fire was extinguished first responders noticed that the majority of the damage was isolated to the exterior of the mobile home. As a result of the initial investigation, investigators are attempting to identify a suspicious person that was seen wearing an orange shirt and gray sweatpants in the area just before the fire.
Anyone with information about the cause or person(s) believed to be responsible for setting the fire, are asked to call KSP Post 7 at 859.623.2404 or the Arson Task Force at 800.27ARSON (800.272.7766). The Arson Task Force is offering up to a $1000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for starting the fire.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Arson Investigator Pat Alford
The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 42 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort today. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 874 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Lt. Gov Jenean Hampton told the new troopers that they were coming on board during a time when the need for them was greater than ever. “Gov. Bevin and I are very grateful that you have chosen to serve,” she said, “and the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky have tremendous respect for what you do. God bless all of you and the family members that support you.”
The new troopers are part of the agency’s 96th cadet class. They reported for training on Jan. 7, 2018 in a class that consisted of 75 cadets. Thirty-three resigned during the program.
The training included more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study in subjects such as constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed vehicle pursuit, criminal investigation, computer literacy, hostage negotiations, evidence collection, radio procedures, search and seizure, crash investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, land navigation, electronic crimes, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials.
Several members of the class earned special recognitions including valedictorian Jacob Harper, of Somerset, Ky., and salutatorian Jarrod Lewis, of London, Ky.
Harper also received the Ernie Bivens Award, an honor presented to the cadet who, in the opinion of the KSP Academy staff supported by input from the cadets themselves, shows distinction as a class leader, strives for academic excellence and has excelled in all phases of the academy’s physical and vocational training.
John Holt, of Nebo, Ky., received the Commissioner’s Commitment to Excellence Award, which is presented to cadets who demonstrate leadership, the desire to get the job done and the determination to be the best every day.
Nine cadets earned Associate’s Degrees in General Occupational and Technical Studies from the Bluegrass Community and Technical College during the training. They include:
Shane Bowling, of London;
Corey Charles, of Belfry;
Tony Cornwell, of Paducah;
Jacob Harper, of Somerset;
Aaron Harris, of Rockholds,
Robert Hartley, of Mt. Washington;
Ethan Hartsell, of Olive Hill;
Shakori Needham, of London and
Cody Stiltner, of Pikeville.
“These cadets are the first to benefit from new hiring guidelines established by the legislature in 2017,” notes KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. “Previously, applicants were required to have 60 hours of college credit, two years of active duty military experience or two years of certified police officer experience. Now, anyone who possesses a high school diploma or GED and has three years of full-time work experience can apply for employment as a Kentucky State Trooper and earn an associate’s degree during the training process.”
The following is a list of the new troopers, their duty assignments and their hometowns or residences:
POST 1, MAYFIELD
Tony Cornwell, Paducah
John Holt, Nebo
Nathan Moore, Ludlow, Penn.
POST 2, MADISONVILLE
Austin Cornett, Somerset
POST 3, BOWLING GREEN
Aaron Hampton, Harlan
Aaron Harris, Rockholds
Robert Hartley, Mt. Washington
Bo Hubbard, Glasgow
Jarrod Lewis, London
Aaron Tucker, Stearns
POST 4, ELIZABETHTOWN
Thomas Czartorski, Louisville
Kevin Dreisbach, Louisville
James Ford, Magnolia
Elliott Young, Mt. Washington
POST 5, CAMPBELLSBURG
Jonathan Callis, Pleasureville
Zachary Edwards, Lawrenceburg
Zachary Napier, Mt. Washington
Craig Rose, Union
Jonathan Tanner, Warsaw
Evan Warrick, Greenwich, Ohio
POST 6, DRY RIDGE
Matthew Hilvert, Burlington
Matthew Semlar, Covington
POST 8, MOREHEAD
Jonathan Bobea, Bronx, NY
Ralph Bowling, London
Nathan Brown, Winchester
Ethan Crouch, Milltown, Ind.
Shakori Needham, London
Nathan Roark, Vicco
Adam Sandidge, Hodgenville
James Wright, Elizabethtown
POST 9, PIKEVILLE
Matthew Barger, Barbourville
Corey Charles, Belfry
Jarrett Fields, Whitesburg
William Howard, Harlan
Stefan Lewis, Smilax
Cody Stiltner, Pikeville
POST 14, ASHLAND
Aaron Caldwell, Harlan
Ethan Hartsell, Olive Hill
Charles Jones, Warwick, Ga.
POST 15, COLUMBIA
Jacob Harper, Somerset
POST 16, HENDERSON
Dalton Mellott, Centertown
Joseph Richling, Owensboro
Each new trooper will be supervised by a training officer for eight weeks after reporting to their post assignments.
KSP is now accepting applications for a cadet class tentatively scheduled to begin in April of 2019. For more information, visit the Kentucky State Police Recruitment website at http://kentuckystatepolice.org/recruitment/ . Applicants may also call the Recruitment office toll-free at 1-866-360-3165 during office hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or leave a message any other time.
All application materials must be completed and returned to the Kentucky State Police Recruitment Branch by Thursday, August 23, 2018.
(Metcalfe County, Ky June 25 2018) – On Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at approximately 10:03pmCT KSP Trooper Ricky Cross conducted a routine traffic stop on a green 1995 toyota pickup truck on Knob Lick Rd. Consent to search the vehicle was given resulting in Trooper Cross locating a small plastic bag in the ash tray containing a white powdered substance believed to be methamphetamine. After administering sobriety test, Trooper Cross arrested the driver, Stephen Tennant, age 44 of Burkesville charging him with Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine,) Possesion of drug paraphernalia, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc (aggravating circumstance) 1stoffense. A passenger in the vehicle, Tammy Lynn Thomas, age 43 of Livingston, TN was also arrested and charged with Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and Possession of drug paraphernalia. Both subjects were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.
(Taylor County, Ky June 25 2018) – On Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at approximately 1:34pmCT Trooper Marvin Blakey conducted a routine traffic stop on a black 2010 Kia on Bengal Road. Upon contact Tpr. Blakey detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The operator of the vehicle gave consent to search resulting in Tpr. Blakey locating a ”D.A.R.E.” bag containing a large amount of marijuana. Inside the large bag were several small individualized packages of marijuana. Upon further investigation a back seat passenger, Kern Kost, age 20 of Campbellsville stated that the marijuana belonged to him. Kost was charged with Trafficking in marijuana (8 ounces to <5 lbs.) 1st offense and Possession of drug paraphernalia. Kost was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
Adair County, Ky June 25, 2018) -Trooper Chase Willis is investigating a collision that occurred on Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at approximately 5:45pmCT on Pelham Branch Road 2.5 miles west of Columbia. 17-year-old Camillia Pearson of Columbia, KY was operating an eastbound 2002 Ford pickup when she entered a curve, lost control and went in to the west bound lane striking a 1994 GMC operated by Charles Kerr, age 56 of Columbia.
Kerr was uninjured. Pearson was transported to T.J. Health Columbia where she was treated and released.
Trooper Willis was assisted on scene by Adair County EMS.
From Larry Smith - GM 99.9 the Big Dawg
On Saturday, June 23, 2018 at approximately 11:40pmET, Chadwick Hagan was operating a 2007 Dodge Charger westbound on US 68 at a high rate of speed when he collided into the rear of a 2005 Honda Accord operated by Philip Benningfield.
Benningfield's vehicle was disabled. Hagen left the scene headed towards Campbellsville. Campbellsville police officer Richie French and Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Steven Dobson located the vehicle traveling west on Broadway. The vehicle was observed crossing the double yellow line multiple times and refused to stop. Hagen led officers on a pursuit into Adair County where KSP, Adair County Sheriff’s Office and Columbia City Police assisted in stopping the vehicle.
The vehicle was stopped on Edmonton Road after striking an Adair County Sheriff'a unit, subject was placed under arrest and transported back to Taylor County by the Taylor County Sheriff's Department.
Hagen was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center on the following charges:
(1) leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render Aid/assistance
(2) operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs first offense
(3) wanton endangerment 1st (police officer), 3 counts
(4) reckless driving
(5) fleeing or evading police, first degree (motor vehicle)
Subject also was charged with numerous traffic violations. Kentucky State Police has numerous charges in Adair County.
FRANKFORT, KY. (June 21, 2018) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced a Clinton County man has pleaded guilty to wanton endangerment, criminal mischief and terroristic threatening.
Daniel R. Guffey, 53, of Albany, pleaded guilty June 18 in Clinton Circuit Court to one count each of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree terroristic threatening.
Guffey is facing 5 years in prison and must pay $1,000 in restitution. He is scheduled to be sentenced July 12.
The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case, and Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions is handling the prosecution.
According to court records, on or about Nov. 7, 2017, Guffey kicked in the door to the residence of his estranged wife and discharged a firearm damaging her stove, while she and her minor son was present. Guffey also threatened to shoot his estranged wife.
Beshear said Guffey is currently on home incarceration.
The Kentucky State Police will not conduct driver testing in Russell County today (Thursday, June 21, 2018). This includes written and road test. The Russell County Circuit Clerk's office will be open normal hours for renewals and regular business.
An Adair County, KY man has been indicted by a Taylor County Grand Jury in Taylor County Circuit Court this week.
Chaz A. Shoffner was indicted on charges of Sexual Misconduct and is charged with Sodomy first degreeM victim under the age of 12.
An indictment is a legal accusation and does not imply guilt or innocence.
Russell County Jailer Bobby Dunbar has been named "Jailer of the Year" by the Kentucky Jailer's Association. Congratulations to Bobby Dunbar and to the Russell County Jail deputies and staff.
Sheriff Greg Speck reports that deputies responded to a one vehicle injury accident at 11:57 PM on Monday June 18, 2018 approximately 8.4 miles west of Somerset, Kentucky.
Deputy Marcus Harrison arrived on the scene of the accident on the Cumberland Parkway just east of the Nancy exit to find a single victim of the one vehicle accident. The semi-tractor and trailer involved in the accident was on its side in the median.
According to the statement of the driver, Charles Sutherland of Saltillo, Mississippi, he became distracted by his dog and left the roadway. The truck over turned on to its side and came to rest in the median. Mr. Sutherland was transporting a load of onions.
EMS personnel treated the victim at the scene for facial lacerations and arm injuries. He was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for further treatment. The dog did not sustain injuries in the accident.
Deputy Harrison was assisted at the scene by Sergeant Richard Smith and Deputy Steven Alexander of the Sheriff's Office. Nancy Fire Department volunteers and personnel of the Pulaski County Special Response Team were also on the scene.
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District starting at Roley Yuma Rd. and Dry Creek Rd. The advisory has been issued due to main line break. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bring the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using. The advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.
The Russell County School Board met on Monday evening. Jim Leib has details.
According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, two Somerset Village Apartment residents were arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop around midnight Thursday morning, June 14, 2018.
Deputy Brandon Smith was assisting KSP Trooper Adam Childress on the traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 192 and Grundy Road. Deputy Smith obtained permission to search the vehicle from the operator, Kelly A. Reynolds, age 48 of Somerset. Upon searching the center console of the automobile, Deputy Smith discovered a prescription bottle containing a white crystalline substance. He also located a black Velcro package with two oxycodone tablets inside.
Stacie L. Keith, 49, of Somerset, KY (a passenger in the vehicle) was observed by Deputy Smith placing an oxycodone tablet in her mouth that she had obtained from an empty cigarette pack.
Kelly A. Reynolds and Stacie L. Keith were both charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified). Stacie L. Keith was additionally charged with: Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Both individuals were lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without further incident. Further charges by Trooper Childress are anticipated.
Sheriff Greg Speck reports that a Somerset man was arrested on several charges including five outstanding warrants on Sunday June 17, 2018.
Deputy Marcus Harrison was conducting routine patrol at approximately 4 AM Sunday morning when he came upon a stalled vehicle in the roadway at the 6600 block of Rush Branch Road. Deputy Harrison's interview of subjects at the scene led him to believe that Justin L. Proffitt, age 29 of Somerset, Kentucky was in the area. Proffitt was being sought on five outstanding Pulaski County District and Circuit Court Warrants.
Deputy Harrison, with the assistance of officers from the Somerset Police Department and Constable Gary Baldock began a search of the area for the wanted individual. Deputy Harrison located Justin L. Proffitt at a residence at 6636 Rush Branch Road where he fled on foot. He was apprehended by officers after a short foot pursuit.
Proffitt was taken into custody without further incident and charged with the following:
1. Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (On Foot)
2. Disorderly Conduct, 2nd Degree
3. Criminal Tresspassing-2nd Degree
4. Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol)
5. Criminal Mischief, 3rd Degree
6. Pulaski District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear
7. Pulaski District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Pay Fines
8. Pulaski Circuit Court Indictment Warrant for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disp Auto-$10,000 or More but Under $1,000,000
9. Pulaski Circuit Court Indictment Warrant for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disp Auto-$500 or More but Under $10,000 (2Counts)
10. Pulaski Circuit Court Warrant for Robbery, 1st Degree and Persistent Felony Offender II.
Justin L. Proffitt was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.
Sheriff Greg Speck advises that a Crab Orchard, Kentucky woman faces several charges after being arrested at approximately 10:52 PM Thursday night June 14, 2018.
Deputy Ryan Jones made contact with a female victim at Hardees's Restaurant in Science Hill who advised that she had been forced to drive there at gun point. According to the victim, Heather Michelle Owens, age 37 of Crab Orchard had entered the victim's automobile near a residence on Cave Hill Road and forced her to drive to Science Hill. The victim was able to convince the suspect that the vehicle had run out of gasoline at Hardees in Science Hill.
Believing the automobile was out of gas, the suspect exited the vehicle. She was detained in the parking lot by a civilian who was also threatened by the suspect.
Upon arrival at the scene, Deputy Ryan Jones detained and interviewed Heather M. Owens. A handgun that was allegedly obtained from the residence on Cave Hill Road was located in Ms. Owens personal belongings.
Heather M. Owens was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center. While being processed at the jail, a baggie containing a white crystalline substance was found in the suspect's shoe.
Owens was charged with the following: 1. Unlawful Imprisionment-1st Degree. 2. Terroristic Threatening, 3rd Degree. 3. Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol). 4. Promoting Contraband-1st Degree.
The investigation is ongoing by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office with the possibility of additional charges being filed later.
On Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:50pmCT, Columbia Police Officer Anthony Darnell initiated contact with the operator of a 2005 Nissan car after he observed it parked behind a local business that was closed. The vehicle was operated by 49-year-old Vickie Jeffries of Columbia. After interviewing the driver, Officer Darnell (who was assisted by Officer Jamie Cole) believed there were narcotics in the vehicle but the owner denied consent to search the auto.
Then Columbia Police K9 Officer John Dial and his partner Gunner were called to assist. Upon arrival, a positive hit was made by K9 Gunner and his handler. A search was conducted and methamphetamine was located in the vehicle.
Officer Darnell placed Vickie Jeffries under arrest and lodged her in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Gunner has been with the department for only a couple months training and just recently got his certification in drug searches less than 48 hrs prior to callout.
Columbia Police Chief Jason Cross made this statement regarding the assistance of newly certified K-9 Gunner:
“This is a example of how beneficial the K-9 program is going to be to Columbia Police Department and it's ongoing commitment to combating the drug issues in Adair County. In less than 2 days of his certification the program has already had it's first success.“
A Buffalo, KY man was arrested during the weekend.
Campbellsville Police charged 33 year old Joshua Kendall of LaRue County, KY with Burglary, Stalking and Terroristic Threatening. Kendall was arrested Sunday and lodged in the Taylor County Jail.
A Frankfort, KY man was arrested by Campbellsville Police over the weekend.
The Russell Springs City Council met on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Jim Leib has details.
(Russell County, Ky June 14, 2018) – On June 13th, 2018 at approximately 4:46 PM CST Troopers from Post 15 who were working a narcotics investigation executed two search warrants simultaneously in Russell County which led to two people being arrested. Elizabeth Robertson, age 30 of Russell Springs was located in a residence on Jenny Lane by Trooper Martin Wesley and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, digital scales and small baggies. Damien Wilson, age 23 of Russell Springs was located in a residence on N U.S. 127 by Trooper Levi Scott and was also found with methamphetamine, digital scales and small baggies. Both of the individuals were charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (>or = 2 grams of Methamphetamine) and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. This case is under investigation by Det. Mike Dubree.
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ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
The Russell Springs Fire Department collected a total of $7,467.33 for the WHAS Crusade for Children. Money raised comes back to the county in the form of grants for special needs classrooms in the R.C. School System.
The Adair County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Jim Leib has details.
A Campbellsville, KY man was arrested on 3 counts of robbery Tuesday night.
Campbellsville Police told 99.9 The Big Dawg that 35 William K. Graham attempted to rob Dollar General Store on Broadway & Federal Place and was unsuccessful. Graham is also charged with robbing Dollar General Store on Old Lebanon Rd and fleeing with money. Graham then traveled to a convenience store on Greensburg Rd and attempted to rob that store but was unsucessful, fleeing the scene and colliding with another vehicle.
Graham is facing 3 counts of robbery, leaving the scene of an accident and other traffic violations. The arrest was made at 10pmET by Campbellsville Police with assistance from Kentucky State Police.
The Russell Co. Fiscal Court met on Monday evening. Jim Leib has details.
A Taylor County man is facing charges of Receiving Stolen Property after Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton & Deputy Robbie Vancleave obtained a warrant to search property at 4753 Knifley Road. Property was recovered from two separate burglaries.
43 year old Eric Smith of Knifley Road inTaylor County was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property. Charges of Burglary are forthcoming.
Smith is being held in the Taylor County Jail.
According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, Deputies were dispatched at approximately 12:45 PM to reports of a toddler walking in the roadway near the intersection of Grundy Road and Kuhnapfel Road in the eastern portion of Pulaski County.
Upon arrival in the area, Deputy Scott West located a female Caucasian toddler barefooted and clothed in only a diaper with no apparent injuries. She had been observed walking down the middle of the highway by Mr. Eric Bradshaw who was mowing his yard on Grundy Road.
Deputies Scott West and Anthony McCollum, along with 4th District Constable Gary Baldock, began an immediate search of the area to locate the parents or caregiver of the child. After officers searched house to house for two hours, Deputy West made contact with the toddler's father, James Tyler Neal. Mr. Neal had been contacted by the child's mother by phone and had begun a search of his residence when he realized the child was not there. He then left the residence and came upon the Deputies and identified himself as the father.
The toddler was taken into protective custody by Deputy West and was transported to the Department of Community Based Services for evaluation.
Deputy Scott West subsequently arrested James Tyler Neal, age 22, of Bolton Court, Somerset, Kentucky on a charge of Criminal Abuse, 2nd Degree (Child Under 12). He was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without incident.
This case remains under investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and the Department for Community Based Services.
According to Sheriff Greg Speck, deputies responded to a single vehicle fatal accident shortly after midnight on Monday, June 11, 2018.
Deputy Marcus Harrison arrived on the scene of the single vehicle accident on Highway 39 approximately ten miles north of Somerset to find a yellow 2004 Pontiac two door automobile on its top in a ditch off the roadway.
The single occupant of the vehicle, Madison A. Hannah, age 17 of Linkes Drive, Somerset was thrown from the vehicle wreckage. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Danny Karriker.
Deputy Harrison's preliminary investigation into the cause of the accident revealed that the vehicle was southbound on Highway 39 when it failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle left the roadway entering a ditch line and rolled over several times before coming to rest on its top off the roadway. Speed and wet road conditions may have been contributing factors in the cause of the accident. The victim was not wearing a seatbelt.
Assisting deputies at the scene were EMS personnel, Woodstock Fire Department volunteers, Somerset-Pulaski County Rescue Squad personnel as well as Trooper Adam Childers of the KSP.
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ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
Eric West of Russell Springs, KY hit a hole-in-one at the Columbia-Adair Co. Chamber of Commerce Golf T-ment on Thursday, June 7, 2018 to win the $10,000 prize! John Overby from Adair Progress interviewed Eric following the t-ment.
Due to widespread thefts from vehicles, the Greensburg Police Dept. suggests no matter where you park... at home, parking lots, etc., to lock your vehicle. If you opt to leave valuables in your locked car, put them out of sight. Thefts from vehicles have not only occurred in Greensburg, but in Campbellsville and other areas around the state. Don't be an easy target.... LOCK YOUR CAR!
The Taylor Co. Sheriff's Dept. conducted an undercover investigation regarding stolen firearms. The investigation led to the recovery of three stolen pistols and cash. One was reported stolen from the county and investigated by the Sheriff's Dept. and two were stolen from the city and investigated by Campbellsville Police Dept. Other theft charges are pending from the Taylor Co. Sheriff's Dept. and Campbellsville Police Dept.
The Campbellsville Police Dept. assisted in the undercover operation leading to the arrest of John Hall, 20, of Campbellsville, KY. He was charged with: Burglary 1st degree, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Theft by Unlawful Taking, Criminal Mischief, and 3 counts of Receiving Stolen Property. Hall was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center. The arrest was made at approx. 1pmET on Thursday, June 7, 2018 by Taylor Co. Deputy Branden Wilson.
This morning (Thursday, June 7) at 10:09amET, the Taylor Co. Sheriff's Office received a call to the Lucky Vista Motel on South Columbia Avenue of an accidental shooting. After arriving, 20-year-old Tyson Rice of Campbellsville, KY was found inside with a gunshot wound to the head. Preliminary investigation reveals that Mr. Rice and his brother were playing with a loaded 9mm when it discharged, striking Tyson Rice in the head. Rice was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital and then flown to the Univ. of Louisville Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. The investigation is on-going.
BB&T Bank on Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs, KY was robbed this morning. R.S. Police Dept. says a white male in his 30's or 40's is a suspect in the robbery. WAVE News will have more details as they are made available.
A boil water advisory was issued Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 2:02 pm for North 127 from Patty Ridge down to the Casey County line. Until further notice, boil water used for drinking and cooking for at least three minutes befores using.
A Nancy resident was injured in a single vehicle accident Tuesday morning, June 5, 2018 according to Sheriff Greg Speck.
At approximately 7:30 AM, Lieutenant Jon Williams of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call of an automobile accident at West Highway 80 and Lee's Ford Dock Road.
Upon arrival at the scene, Lieutenant Williams found a single victim suffering injuries from the wreck. James Fultz, age 30 of Nancy, Kentucky was westbound on Highway 80 when he failed to negotiate a curve and crossed into the eastbound lane and left the roadway. The 2011 Kia SUV travelled down the ditch line and struck a utility pole.
Mr. Fultz was treated at the scene by EMS personnel and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Deputy Steven Alexander and volunteers from the Nancy Fire Department assisted at the scene.
The Columbia City Council met on Monday. Jim Leib has details.
(Marion County, Ky June 5, 2018) 45 year old Howard K. Summers of Lebanon, Ky was arrested on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:13 PM EST on Ky 327 5 miles north of Lebanon by Trooper Nick Davis. Summers was indicted yesterday by the Marion County Grand Jury and charged with Murder, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Summers is believed to be responsible for the death of his wife Susanne Diane Summers on December 25, 2014. Summers was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.
On Sunday, June 3, 2018 at approximately 11:40pmCT, KSP Post 15 was notified that a Clinton County inmate, Ryan Tweedy, 32, of Paducah, KY had escaped from the Clinton County Jail. Troopers Allen Shirley & Adam Likins located the subject approx. one hour later, laying in an abandoned truck on U.S. 127.
Tweedy was charged with Escape 2nd degree, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree (on foot), Menacing, Resisting Arrest, Receiving Stolen Property less than $500, Disorderly Donduct 2nd degree, Criminal Trespassing 2nd degree and Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (excludes alcohol). Tweedy was lodged in the Clinton County Jail.
On Saturday, June 2, 2018 at approx.10amCT, Trooper Clint Bale conducted a routine traffic stop on a 2003 Hyundai on Bomar Heights in Columbia. The driver, 26-year-old William Miller of Columbia, KY informed Tpr. Bale that his license was suspended. Tpr. Bale noticed that Miller’s speech was slurred and observed a half full bottle of whiskey in the vehicle, and located a small plastic bag in Miller’s pocket containing a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine. Miller was transported to T.J. Health Columbia where he refused to submit to a chemical test.
Miller was charged with Failure to Wear Seatbelts, Possession of Open Alcoholic Container in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st offense (methamphetamine,) Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs 3rd offense and Driving on DUI Suspended License. Miller was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
According to Sheriff Greg Speck, two individuals were arrested on drug related charges after a search warrant was executed at a residence in Pulaski County Thursday night that concluded a six month investigation.
In December of 2017, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division received information Sarah Price, Age 25, and Rachel Perret, Age 24, were allegedly trafficking in heroin from a residence on Old Pisgah Church Road. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force worked in conjunction to begin an investigation into the allegations.
During the course of the investigation, detectives learned Price and Perret were travelling from Somerset to Cincinnati, OH 3-4 times per week to purchase heroin to bring back to Somerset to distribute.
Upon completing their investigation law enforcement officials from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Somerset Police Department, Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force, and the Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at 716 Old Pisgah Church Road.
Deputies went to the door of the residence to attempt to gain access to the residence, but had to forcibly enter the residence. Once inside the residence, Price was located in a bathroom and admitted to disposing of heroin in the sink drain as deputies entered the residence.
The search produced approximately 6 grams of heroin along with a small amount of marijuana. It was discovered during the search, Perret and Price had been to Cincinnati and had just returned prior to deputies arriving at the residence.
Both subjects were arrested and charged with the following:
Sarah A. Price, age 25 of Somerset, Kentucky:
1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Offense (heroin)
2. Tampering with Physical Evidence
Rachel K. Perret, age 24 of Somerset, Kentucky:
1. Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Offense (heroin)
2. Importing Heroin
Both subjects were lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without incident.
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