Local News Archives for 2018-06

ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
As of 3:28 p.m. on June 29, 2018 the Adair Co. Boil Water Advisory starting at 2550 Sparksville Rd., 7917-9970 Burkesville Rd., Bird Rd., R Gowen Rd., F Burris Rd. has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia Office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.
 

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COLUMBIA RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE DIAGNOSED WITH HEP A!

 
A case of hepatitis A has been diagnosed in an employee who handled food at Anderson’s Pizzeria located at 1411 Campbellsville Road, Columbia KY.
 
While it is rare for restaurant patrons to become infected with hepatitis A virus due to an infected food handler, anyone who consumed food or drink at Anderson’s Pizzeria between June 7, 2018 – June 22, 2018 may consider Hepatitis A vaccination. Anderson’s Pizzeria is fully cooperating with the Health Department and all employees are being vaccinated. There is no risk of contracting hepatitis A from the establishment at this time, and no case of hepatitis A in the current Kentucky outbreak has been associated with food service establishments.
 
Vaccine is available through your local pharmacy, the Health Department and your health care provider.
 
Careful hand washing, including under the fingernails, with soap and water, along with vaccination of anyone at risk of infection, will prevent the spread of this disease.
 
Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver that can cause loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness, fever, stomach pain, brown colored urine, and light colored stools. Yellowing of the skin or eyes may also appear.  People can become ill up to 7 weeks after being exposed to the virus.
 
Hepatitis A usually spreads when a person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food, or drinks contaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person. The virus spreads when an infected person does not wash his/her hands adequately after using the toilet or engages in behaviors that increase risk of infection.
 
CDC recommends hepatitis A vaccination for the following groups:
 
All children at age 1 year
Travelers to countries that have high rates of hepatitis A
Family members and caregivers of recent adoptees from countries where hepatitis A is common
Men who have sexual contact with other men
People who use injection and non-injection illegal drugs
People with chronic (lifelong) liver diseases, such as hepatitis B or hepatitis C
People who are treated with clotting-factor concentrates
People who work with hepatitis A infected animals or in a hepatitis A research laboratory
 
For additional information on the larger outbreak occurring in Kentucky, please visit  https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dehp/idb/Pages/hepatitis.aspx.
 
For more information, please call Dr. Christine Weyman at (606) 678-4761, ext. 1110.
 

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ADAIR CO. WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
On Friday, June 29, 2018 at approximately 10:57amCT, Miriam Hoots, 51 of Columbia, KY was arrested on charges of Public Intoxication and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Methamphetamine) after she was observed walking on Montgomery Street while impaired. Hoots was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 
Adair County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Aaron Rainwater is investigating the case.
 

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WASHINGTON CO. HIGH SPEED CHASE LEADS TO ARREST

 

(Washington County, Ky June 29 2018) – On Thursday, June 28, 2018 at approximately 4:58pmET KSP Trooper Clint Bale was on routine patrol 10 miles north of Springfield on Brush Grove Road when he observed a 2015 Chevy Malibu travelling at a high rate of speed. As Trooper Bale turned on the vehicle to initiate a traffic stop, the driver sped up reaching 120 MPH. The driver turned on HWY 433 and parked behind a brick home in an attempt to hide.  20 year old Ryan Chesser of Springfield, KY was arrested and charged with speeding 26 MPH > speed limit, DUI 2nd offense with aggravating circumstance, operating on suspended or revoked license, and fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (Motor Vehicle). Chesser was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.
 

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DRIVER INJURED FOLLOWING 1-VEHICLE WRECK IN SPRINGFIELD

 

(Washington County, Ky June 28, 2018) -Trooper Clint Bale is investigating a collision that occurred on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at approximately 4:08pmET on Beechland Road in Washington County.  
 
Shannon Cunnningham, age 34 of Springfield, KY was travelling east bound in a 1998 Camaro when she entered into a curve and met an oncoming vehicle partially in her lane. Cunningham then swerved to avoid the collision, lost control of her vehicle and went down an embankment into a field. 
 
Ms. Cunningham was belted and was transported to Springview Hospital by Washington County EMS. Two Juvenile passengers in the vehicle were belted and were not injured.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 6/29/18

 

DONALD D. PROPES, 68 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY OFFICER SMITH WITH LIBERTY POLICE FOR RECKLESS DRIVING, DUI, NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, & 2 COUNTS OF FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS.
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
WILLIAM R. LYONS SR., 60 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (UNDER $500), & POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-3RD DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
TANNER M. HOLLAND, AGE 21, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
JAMES D. BROCK, AGE 57, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR IMPROPER EQUIPMENT, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), & DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
AUSTIN SMITH, 25 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR CIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, & DUI.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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PULASKI DRUG ARREST 6/29/18

 

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.

 

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HEAT ADVISORY THROUGH SATURDAY

 

Issued by: Louisville - KY, US, National Weather Service
 
...HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO HIGH HEAT INDICES... TEMPERATURES SHOULD TOP OUT IN THE LOW 90S THIS AFTERNOON. THE HOT CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH HIGH HUMIDITY WILL LEAD TO MAXIMUM HEAT INDICES PEAKING MOSTLY IN THE 100 TO 104 DEGREE RANGE ALONG AND WEST OF I-65. HEAT INDEX VALUES IN THE BLUEGRASS COUNTIES WILL LIKELY TOP OUT IN THE UPPER 90S. THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD ON SATURDAY, WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES REACHING 100 TO AROUND 105 DEGREES DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. KEEP HEAT SAFETY IN MIND THIS WEEKEND. CHECK ON YOUR NEIGHBOR, THE ELDERLY, AND ANYONE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TRY TO LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TO THE MORNING OR LATE EVENING.
 

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RUSSELL CO. RELAY FOR LIFE JUNE 29

 
The Russell County Relay for Life will be held Friday, June 29, 2018 at the RCHS Gym from 6pmCT until 2amCT. The theme is: Lights, Camera, Cure. Great food and fun games at each campsite, cake walks every 30 minutes leading up to the luminary service at 8:30pm. You may purchase luminaries at the Bank of Jamestown or First National Bank, or purchase on Friday evening. Luminaries cost $5 each and these are purchased in honor of OR in memory of an individual.
 
All local cancer survivors are invited to the annual "Survivor Dinner" at 5pmCT in the RCHS cafeteria. The survivors will be recognized at the event following dinner and lead the first lap of the evening.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED IN RUSSELL CO.

 
As of 12:35 p.m. on June 28, 2018 the boil water advisory in Adair County starting at Morrison Rd., Marvin Jones Rd., and State Park Rd. has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia Office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING JUNE 29

 
The Russell County School Board will meet on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the Russell County Board of Education Central Office.
 
AGENDA:
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes
B. Payment of Bills
C. Personnel Reports
D. Field Trip
5. Russell County Schools Design & Cafeteria Bid #FS-001-HS-- Virco, Inc.
6. Declare Surplus/Accept Sealed Bids: 2004 International Garbage Truck
7. Out of State and/or Overnight Trip
8. Permission for Early Entrance (Kindergarten)
9. Lake Cumberland Family Caregiver Program Grant
10. Memorandum of Agreement for Special Education Services-Lake Cumberland Head Start Program
11. 2018-2019 Principal's Combined Budgets
12. Additions to FY-18 Bid List
13. Renewal for Property, General Liability & Fleet
14. 2018-2019 District Funding Assurances
15. 2018 KSBA Policy Updates (#41)- Checklist- Final Reading
16. 2018-2019 Student Code of Acceptable Behavior and Attendance Policy
17. Executive Session (Superintendent Evaluation KRS 61.810(1)(k)/Preliminary Discussions) Sheila Wicker,
Board Chair
18. Resume Meeting
19. Superintendent Ford’s Summative Evaluation
20. Public Comment
21. Energy Manager Position (Informational Only)
22. Adjournment
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 

The Adair Co. Fiscal Court met on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Jim Leib has details.

 

 

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ADAIR COUNTY BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 
Date Issued: 06/27/2018
Time Issued:   3:10 p.m.
 
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District starting at Morrison Rd., Marvin Jones Rd., and State Park 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.
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

The Adair County School Board met on Tuesday evening. Jim Leib has details.

 

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RUSSELL CIRCUIT COURT INDICTMENTS FILED JUNE 26, 2018

 
The following indictments were issued this week in Russell Circuit Court . . .
 
Jonathan B. Tingle, 19, of Russell Springs - fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment-4 counts, speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol under age 21.
 
Kelly M. Foster, 32 & Connie Miller, 53 both of Columbia - possession of a controlled substance, wanton endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia. Foster also charged with giving officer a false name. Miller also charged with promoting contraband.
 
Kirk Caudill, 26 of Russell Springs - tampering with a prisoner monitoring device and escape.
 
Justin Gregory, 39 of Sciene Hill & Marlus M. Loy, 31 of Russell Springs- trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia,  no seatbelts. Loy was also charged with operating on a suspended license, one headlight, improper registration, no insurance. Gregory was also charged with being a persistent felony offender.
 
Joey Stiltz, 41 & Dawn L. Sinclair, 41 of Jamestown - trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, Stiltz was also charged with being a persistent felony offender.
 
Ruben F. Rodriguez, 41 of Somerset - possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on a suspended license, failure to wear seatbelt, and speeding.
 
Kevin D. Purkerson, 29 of Russell Springs - burglary, theft by unlawful taking, criminal mischief, fleeing or evading, possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
Robert W. Burke, 69, of Louisville - sexual abuse-2 counts, unlawful imprisonment-2 counts, wanton endangerment-2 counts. 
 
An indictment is a legal accusation and does not imply guilt or innocense.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 6/27/18

 

ZACHARY T. KALLOP, AGE 31, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (HEROIN), & THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (UNDER $500).
 
ROBERT L. DEVINE, AGE 27, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $500), ALSO FOR NON-SUPPORT.
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
DEVON BRANSON, 35 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY GARRARD COUNTY AUTHORITEIS FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $500), CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER, & CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE.
 
JEFFREY CUTTER, 31 OF DANVILLE, ARRESTED BY GARRARD COUNTY AUTHORITIES FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), TRAFFICKING IN SYNTHETIC DRUGS-1ST OFFENSE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, FAILURE TO NOTIFY D.O.T. OF ADDRESS CHANGE, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, & DISREGARDING A STOP SIGN.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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CLINTON CO. MAN AWARDED MEDAL OF HONOR

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today (Tuesday, June 26, 2018), President Trump posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Garlin Murl Conner in recognition of his extraordinary acts of bravery and selfless service to our nation during World War II. Congressman Comer joined First Lieutenant Conner’s family and friends at the White House to remember and honor this distinguished Clinton County native.
 
“It was an honor and a privilege to witness President Trump award our nation’s highest military distinction, the Medal of Honor, to First Lieutenant Garlin M. Conner of Clinton County, Kentucky,” said Congressman Comer. “For many years, First Lieutenant Conner’s wife, Pauline, and other members of his family and community have worked tirelessly to make this day possible. I was very proud to join Senator McConnell and Senator Paul in advocating for this American patriot to receive the recognition he so rightly deserves.”
 
In honor of First Lieutenant Conner, Congressman Comer entered the following tribute into the Congressional Record:
 
Statement of Representative James Comer
Submitted to the Congressional Record
June 26, 2018
 
Today is a momentous occasion for the family of a beloved Clinton County, Kentucky native and American hero, First Lieutenant Garlin Murl Conner. 
 
First Lieutenant Conner enlisted in the Army on March 1, 1941 and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He served on the front lines of ten campaigns, was injured seven times, and received a battlefield commission. While recovering from a serious hip wound at a field hospital in France, First Lieutenant Conner voluntarily left the hospital to rejoin his unit as Germany launched the brutal Operation Northwind to challenge the advancing Allied forces in the final months of World War II.  
 
On January 24, 1945, First Lieutenant Conner ran ahead of the defending force – in the face of intense enemy fire – to attain a better position to call in artillery strikes on six hundred advancing enemy soldiers during a three-hour onslaught. At times, he even called in artillery on his own position. His bravery that day not only distinguished him as an intrepid, selfless patriot, but also saved the lives of his unit. 
 
In acknowledgment of First Lieutenant Conner’s exceptional valor, President Donald J. Trump presented a posthumous Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military distinction, to his wife, Pauline Conner, in a ceremony at the White House today. 
 
The Medal of Honor commemorates the extraordinary sacrifice and bravery of American heroes like First Lieutenant Conner. Today, I join this Clinton County native’s family and friends in celebrating his legacy and honoring his noble service to our nation.
 

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KSP FIRE INVESTIGATION IN BOYLE COUNTY

 

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

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BANK ROBBERY INVESTIGATION IN CASEY COUNTY

 

MORE INFORMATION ON MONDAY'S BANK ROBBERY.
 
SOURCES TELL 98.7 THE BUCK THAT BANK SURVEILLANCE SHOWS TWO MASKED SUSPECTS, WEARING HOODIES, ENTER THE CASEY COUNTY BANK AT DUNNVILLE YESTERDAY SHORTLY AFTER 2PM.
 
AT LEAST ONE OF THE PERPETRATORS WAS ARMED WITH A GUN. MONEY WAS TAKEN FROM ONE TELLER ONLY. THE ROBBERS ENTERED AND LEFT THE BANK IN LESS THAN ONE MINUTE WITH AN UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF CASH.  
 
THE TWO MADE THEIR GET-AWAY IN A GRAYISH-BLUE LATE MODEL TOYOTA SEDAN WITH NO LICENSE PLATE. A PICTURE OF THE VEHICLE IS POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE, AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
 
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE CASEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
THEIR INVESTIGATION IS ON-GOING.
 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL 6/26/18

 

THE LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL HOSTED A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING YESTERDAY.
 
FIRST ON THE AGENDA WAS THE PURCHASE OF A GARBAGE TRUCK.
 
THE TRUCK CHOSEN BY THE COUNCIL IS A NEW 2019 MACK, EQUIPPED WITH A ROBOTIC SIDE ARM.  THE BID, FROM CENTRAL INDIANA TRUCK EQUIPMENT OUT OF INDIANAPOLIS, IS A PURCHASE PRICE OF JUST OVER $320,000. ESTIMATED DELIVERY IS ABOUT 60 DAYS. THIS TRUCK WILL ALSO REQUIRE THE PURCHASE OF SPECIAL GARBAGE CANS, WHICH WILL COST THE CITY AN ADDITIONAL $66,000. 
 
THE NEW TRUCK NEEDS ONLY ONE OPERATOR, WHICH SHOULD ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR COUNTY INMATE LABOR FOR GARBAGE PICKUP.
 
THE MOTION TO PURCHASE WAS MADE BY COUNCILMAN NICK SCOTT, SECONDED BY ANDY LAWHORN. THE MOTION CARRIED WITH ONLY CARLA WESLEY VOTING OPPOSED.
 
THE OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA WAS 2ND READINGS OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE '17/'18 BUDGET, AND A 2ND READING ADOPTING THE '18/'19 BUDGET. BOTH WERE APPROVED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE.
 
THE COUNCIL IS SCHEDULED TO MEET AGAIN ON JULY 2ND.
 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT CALLED MEETING JUNE 26

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will have a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10amCT
 
AGENDA  
  • WELCOME 
  • PAY BILLS 
  • AE TRANSFERS: TRANSFER $1,000.00 FROM GENERAL TO ROAD 
  • COMPLIMENT ADJUSTMENTS 
  • 2ND READING BUDGET AMENDMENT 18-05 
  • ADJOURN 
 

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TWO PERSONS ARRESTED IN GREEN CO. ON DRUG CHARGES

 
On Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at approximately 9:00amET, KSP Trooper Clint Bale was attempting to execute a warrant at a residence located 5 miles north of Summersville on Rountree Court.  As Tpr. Bale observed the residence a male exited the back door. Tpr. Bale  made contact with the male and a female, neither would provide identification. Both subjects initially gave Tpr. Bale fictitious names however he located an identification card with the male subject’s information. The female, Emily Wheatley, age 30 of Lebanon consented for Troopers to search the vehicle in the driveway along with the residence that she stated belonged to her. Upon searching the residence, Troopers located a marijuana smoke pipe and syringes. A clear bag with white powdered residue, a small package believed to contain methamphetamine and digital scales were located in the vehicle.
 
Tpr. Bale arrested Samuel Mudd, 21, of Lebanon, KY on an outstanding probation warrant, giving officer false identifying information and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense – (<2 grams methamphetamine.) Ms. Wheatley was charged with Giving Officer False Identifying Information and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense – (<2 grams methamphetamine.)
 
Both subjects were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. Tpr. Bale was assisted by Tpr. Marvin Blakey. 
 

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42 NEW KSP TROOPERS

 

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.

 

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RUSSELL CO. DRUG ARREST 6/25/18

 
A Russell Springs man was arrested on a felony drug trafficking charge following a traffic stop Monday morning just off Lakeway Drive.
 
Jonathon D. McElroy, 36, was taken into custody around 8:30 a.m. by RCSO Det. Joey Hoover and RSPD Sgt. Bobby Pritchard and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after just over a half-ounce of “crystal meth” and several syringes were found.
 
McElroy was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.    
 

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BANK ROBBERY MONDAY IN DUNNVILLE

 
The Casey County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle that was involved in a robbery at The Casey County Bank in Dunnville on the afternoon of June 25th. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Casey County Sheriff’s Department at 606-787-6821 or any local law enforcement agency.
 

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2 ARRESTED FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

 

(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. 

 

 

 

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ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 

(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. 

 

 

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ONE INJURED IN 2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN ADAIR CO.

 

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. 

 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 6/25/18

 

APRIL L. CRABTREE, 37 OF BURNSIDE, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR BURGLARY-2ND DEGREE.
 
DANIEL A. CRABTREE, 36 OF WHITLEY CITY, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR BURGLARY-2ND DEGREE, & FOR BEING A FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE.
 
ERIC J. BAKER, 42 OF BURNSIDE, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DUI-2ND (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
 
ROY E. GLOVER, 29 OF SCIENCE HILL, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR BURGLARY-2ND DEGREE, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $10,000), THEFT (UNDER $500), INDENTITY THEFT, KNOWINGLY ABUSE/NEGLECT OF AN ADULT, RECKLESS EXPLOITATION OF AN ADULT (OVER $300), & THEFT OF SERVICE.
 
RONALD L. BRISON, 26 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, RESISTING ARREST, TERRORISTIC THREATENING, ASSAULT-3RD DEGREE (POLICE OFFICER), ASSAULT-3RD (EMS/FIRE/RESCUE).
 
DOUGLAS J. QUEEN, 39 OF JOHNSON CITY, TX, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), RESISTING ARREST, ASSAULT-3RD (POLICE OFFICER), TERRORISTIC THREATENING-3RD DEGREE, & DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
JASON W. CARMAN, 40 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $500), & POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE.
 
RANDY WESLEY, 60 OF SCIENCE HILL, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-2ND DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
AGUILAR MANUEL, 36 OF HUSTONVILLE, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE, & NO INSURANCE.
 
ARMONDO TARASCO, 28 OF HUSTONVILLE, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DUI, & NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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TEEN FALLS AT WOLF CREEK DAM SUNDAY; CRITICAL CONDITION

 
Jamestown, KY -  A 17-year-old male has fallen from the guardrail viewing area just south of Wolf Creek Dam according to the Russell County Sheriff’s Office. 
 
According to the sheriff’s office, the victim fell about 200 feet and was partially in the water when South Russell Fire Dept. and Russell Co EMS arrived by boat.  He was brought to Halcomb’s Landing then airlifted by PHI Air Medical to UK Medical Center. The victim is in critical condition with a severe head laceration and possible broken bones. 
 
The sheriff’s office has confirmed it was an accident with no foul play. The young man was there with family when he lost his footing and fell. 
 
Photo courtesy of Larry Joe Smith
 

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HIGH SPEED CHASE RESULTS IN ONE ARREST


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.

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL 6/23/18

 

THE LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL HELD A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING FRIDAY.
 
THE COUNCIL CONDUCTED A FIRST READING OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE CURRENT BUDGET CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF PROPERTY. THE TOURISM COMMISSION IS BUYING THE FORMER READY MIX PROPERTY, AND THE PURCHASE MUST COME THROUGH THE CITY COUNCIL. THE PURCHASE AMOUNT OF $96,000 WAS DEPOSITED INTO THE CITY'S ACCOUNT SO THAT A CHECK COULD BE ISSUED FOR THE PURCHASE. THE AMENDMENT WAS APPROVED.
 
ALSO ON THE ADGENDA WAS MUNICIPAL ROAD AID FROM THE STATE TO THE CITY FOR STREET MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS IN THE AMOUNT OF $43,000. THE COUNCIL APPROVED.
 
THAT WAS FOLLOWED BY A LENGTHY DISCUSSION CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF A GARBAGE TRUCK.  
 
THE CURRENT TRUCK OWNED BY THE CITY IS NOW 18 YEARS OLD AND MECHANICAL FAILURES ARE CAUSING EXCESSIVE DISRUPTIONS IN SERVICE, ALONG WITH ADDED EXPENSE. THE ISSUE WAS TABLED WITH NO ACTION TAKEN.
 
THE LAST ITEM WAS A FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE NEW BUDGET WHICH INCLUDES AT 2% COST OF LIVING INCREASE FOR CITY EMPLOYEES. THE FIRST READING WAS ADOPTED WITH ONE NO VOTE FROM COUNCILMAN, DOUG JOHNSON.
 
THE CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET AGAIN ON MONDAY AT 5PM AT CITY HALL AND THE MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 

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ADAIR CO. WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
On Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 8:17amCT, Sgt. Gary Roy responded to a 911 complaint that a female was slumped over the steering wheel of a 1999 Mazda car with the vehicle running.
 
Upon arrival and contact with the individual, it was believed by Officer Roy that she was under the influence. After failure of a sobriety test, the driver was placed under arrest for Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence of intoxicating substance 1st offense. Also located during the investigation were methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
 
Dana Campbell, 34, of Columbia, KY was arrested on the following charges: Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence; No Insurance; Expired Registration; Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Sgt Roy is continuing the investigation.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 6/22/18

 

KRISTA G. HUGHES, 30 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DUI-2ND (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A  MOTOR VEHICLE, & LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT/FAILURE TO RENDER AID.
 
SIERRA D. LEWIS, 26 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR MAKING FALSE STATMENTS TO RECEIVE BENEFITS (OVER $100).
 
NATHAN J. TROXELL JR., 27 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST (POLICE OFFICER), CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-1ST DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
MICHAEL D. DUNN, AGE 54, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-2ND DEGREE, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (UNDER $500), & ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE-2ND OFFENSE.
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
CHRISTOPHER TERRY, 39 OF HUSTONVILLE, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED, NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT, IMPROPER REGISTRATION PLATE, DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), DUI-2ND (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), NO INSURANCE, CARELESS DRIVING, & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
 
SARA LITTLETON, 29 OF HUSTONVILLE, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
WILLIAM GROSS, 27 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR DUI, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED LICENSE, & POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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CLINTON COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY AFTER DISCHARGING FIREARM IN HOME OF ESTRANGED WIFE AND CHILD

 

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.

 

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TAYLOR CO. INDICTMENTS RETURNED JUNE 19

 
A Taylor County Circuit Court Grand Jury returned indictments on Tuesday, June 19, 2018:
 
Michael J. Clark, W. Loudon Ave., Lexington, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00136. Charged with 3 counts. Count 1 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, <2g meth. Count 2 - Drug paraphernalia, buy/possess. Count 3 - Persistent felony offender, 1st degree. Bond set at $5,000 full cash, no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol.
 
Kimberly M. Johnson, Handley Ave., Campbellsville, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00137. Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Promoting contraband, 1st degree. Bond set at $5,000 unsecure.
 
Joshua Watts, Davis St., Campbellsville, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00138. Charged with 3 counts. Count 1 - Possession controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, drug unspecified. Count 2 - Tampering with physical evidence. Count 3 - Fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree, on foot. Bond set at $5,000 full cash, no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol.
 
James Mull, W. Shore Dr., Campbellsville, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00139. Charged with 3 counts. Count 1 - Possession controlled substance, 1st degree, methamphetamine. Count 2 - Possession controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified. Count 3 - Controlled substance, prescription, no in original container, 1st offense. Bond set at $250 full cash, no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol.
 
Derek Harmon, Hodgenville Rd., Campbellsville, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00140. Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Fraudulent use of credit card over $500 and under $10,000. Count 2 - Persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. Bond set at $3,000 cash, no contact with victim.
 
Mykah L. Wyatt, Patterson Ct., Campbellsville, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00141. Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Theft by unlawful taking over $500 or more but under $10,000. Bond set at $5,000 full cash, no contact with complaining witness, no use of drugs or alcohol.
 
Malik L. Johnson, Handley Ave., Campbellsville, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00142. Charged with 6 counts. Count 1 - Possession controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, drug unspecified. Count 2 - Possession controlled substance, 3rd degree. Count 3 - No operators/moped license. Count 4 - Failure to wear seat belts. Count 5 - No/expired Kentucky registration receipt. Count 6 - No/expired registration plates. Bond set at $1,000 full cash, no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol.
 
Chaz A. Shofner, Paul St., Columbia, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00143. Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Sodomy, 1st degree, victim <12 years of age. Bond set at $50,000 cash, no contact with victim.
 
Bryson Sleet, Hardin Pl., Lebanon, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00144. Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Possession controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, cocaine. Bond set at $1,000 full cash, no violation of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol.
 
Toni Fackler, N. Jackson Hwy., Magnolia, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00145. Charged with 6 counts. Count 1 - Possession controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, methamphetamine. Count 2 - Tampering with physical evidence. Count 3 - Possessino of drug paraphernalia. Count 4 - TBUT or disposition all others, under $500. Count 5 - Criminal trespassing, 3rd degree. Count 6 - Persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. Bond set at $2,000 cash, no contact with victim/premises, no alcohol, no illegal drugs.
 
Gary D. Harris, E. Meadowcreek Rd., Campbellsville, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00146. Charged with 4 counts. Count 1 - Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, heroin. Count 2 - Possession of synthetic drugs. Count 3 - Drug paraphernalia, buy/possess. Count 4 - Public intoxication, controlled substance (excludes alcohol). Bond set at $500 full cash, no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol.
 
Freddie Moore, State Rte. 125, Amelia, OH - Indictment No. 18-CR-00147. Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Receiving stolen property, $10,000 or more. Count 2 - Operating on suspended/revoked operators license. Bond set at $10,000 cash, no contact with victim.
 
Robert E. Fisher, Mock Ave., Lebanon, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00148. Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, <2g meth. Count 2 - Persistent felony offender, 1st degree. Bond set at $5,000 full cash, no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol.
 
Christy L. Ratliff, Sportsman Lake Rd., Campbellsville, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00149. Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, <2g methamphetamine. Bond set at $15,000 cash.
 
Christy L. Ratliff, Sportsman Lake Rd., Campbellsville, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00150. Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, <2g methamphetamine. Count 2 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 3rd degree, 1st offense, 20-120DU drug. Bond set at $17,000 cash.
 
John L. Wilson, W. Columbia Ave., Greensburg, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00151. Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, 2g+ methamphetamine. Count 2 - Persistent felony offender, 1st degree. Bond set at $5,000 full cash, no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol.
 
Josh R. Hall, Hiestand Farm Rd., Campbellsville, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00152. Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, 2g+ methamphetamine. Count 2 - Persistent felony offender, 1st degree. Bond set at $23,000 cash.
 
Cassidy E. Miller, Smith Ridge Rd., Campbellsville, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00153. Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, 2g+ methamphetamine.
 
Abbie Anderson, Ashley Ave., Campbellsville, KY - Indictment No. 18-CR-00154. Charged with 4 counts. Count 1 - Theft of identity of another w/o consent. Counts 2-4 - Criminal possession of a forged instrument, 2nd degree. Bond set at $1,800 cash.
 
An indictment is a legal accusation and does not determine guilt or innocence.
 
 

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J.O.Y. MINISTRIES TEMPORARY SHELTER PROPOSAL

 
J.O.Y. Ministries has been working with local emergency management to provide temporary shelter to those that we find in immediate need. Dispatch and other officials routinely call J.O.Y. Board members asking if we can shelter a person or family in immediate need, and we gladly agree. 
 
We have had a good partnership with Dispatch and law enforcement and hope that will continue. We also receive people at the Crisis Resource Center during business hours that are homeless. Our budget allows us to spend $65 per family to house these persons for the night until we can help them find permanent shelter. 
 
Typically, we encounter such folks once or twice a week, sometimes more in the winter months. Our Board has recently decided that we can no longer house people where we have traditionally done so, due to the poor living, sanitation, and safety conditions we have witnessed there, nor do we feel safe as women handling these emergencies at all hours. 
 
We have joined in a discussion with Dispatch and proposed a solution that we both found amenable that creates a safer, healthier, and more efficient solution. Therefore, we want to appeal to the local governments to join us in developing and managing this alternative. 
 
We have researched the costs and propose the construction of a vinyl building to house a bathroom and simple sleeping area for four persons that is outfitted with insulation, electricity, air-conditioning, heat, and water for between $10,000 and $12,000. 
 
The facility would be managed and maintained by J.O.Y., but would be used by law enforcement, as well. 
 
We will be asking for the county and city government to approve this project and help with funding by donating land and/or money and allowing law enforcement to use the building and patrol the area when it is in use. 
 
If you are interested in hearing more details of this proposal and our initial plan for how it would work, please contact Maggie Coleman, J.O.Y. Ministries Treasurer, at 704-281-3055. 
 
By Maggie Coleman
 
 

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GREEN CO. FISCAL COURT TO RECEIVE $120,720 IN ROAD AID FUNDS

 
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (Thu 21 JUN 2018) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet last week announced that Green County Fiscal Court will receive $120,720 in County Road Aid emergency funds. 
 
These funds will be used for bridge repairs on Bluff Boom Road over Rocky Run, increasing safety for motorists who rely upon this route. 
 
"The Bevin administration is committed to the Cabinet’s mission of providing a safe, reliable transportation network for all Kentuckians," said Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas. "These emergency funds will help local governments repair and restore damaged infrastructure throughout their communities.” Green County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work.
 
By: Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 Elizabethtown, KY
 

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DRIVERS TESTING CANCELLED TODAY (THURSDAY) IN RUSSELL COUNTY

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.

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T.C. GRAND JURY INDICTS COLUMBIA MAN ON SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CHARGES

 

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.

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY JAILER NAMED "JAILER OF THE YEAR"

 

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.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 6/21/18

 

KALEB R. COMPTON, 27 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY COFFMAN WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $500), DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, & TERRORISTIC THREATENING-3RD DEGREE.
 
CLELL A. EVANS, 65 OF DUNNVILLE, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION.
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
ALISHA D. OAKES-WHILES, 36 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE.
 
ROBERT J. BEACH, 49 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE, PROMOTING CONTRABAND-1ST DEGREE, RECKLESS DRIVING, REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED, NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, RESISTING ARREST, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-3RD DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), INSTRUCTIONAL PERMIT VIOLATIONS, & LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION.
 
BENJAMIN A. MELTON, 23 OF SCIENCE HILL, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR ASSAULT-2ND DEGREE, & CRIMINAL ABUSE-1ST DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
MICHAEL D. DUNN, AGE 54, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-2ND DEGREE, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (UNDER $500), & ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE-2ND OFFENSE.
 
DAVID R. HAGER, AGE 43, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR DUI, CARELESS DRIVING, FAILURE TO ILLUMINATE HEAD LAMPS, NO TAIL LAMPS, IMPROPER SIGNAL, & FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS.
 
WALTER R. ROBERTS, AGE 45, & CHARLES W. OILER, AGE 43, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
LAUREN A. SHORT, AGE 26, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (HALLUCINOGEN), TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA (LESS THAN 8 OZ.), TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (HALLUCINOGEN).
 
LARA HUBBARD, AGE 28, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR DUI, POSSESSION OF HEROIN & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
TIMOTHY L. POYNTER, AGE 43, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF HEROIN & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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PINEVILLE MAN AND COLUMBIA WOMAN INJURED IN ACCIDENT ON S 61

 
On Monday, June 28, 2018 the Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to a two vehicle collision with injuries. The accident occurred on Burkesville Road near the 46 exit of the Louie B Nunn Parkway. The accident occurred when 73 year old James Burr of Pineville Ky was exiting from the 46 exit ramp turning onto Burkesville Road. Mr. Burr pulled into the path of 29 year old Jessica Gilbert of Columbia that was traveling South on Burkesville Road. The Gilbert vehicle struck the Williams vehicle. Mr. Williams was transported to T.J. Health of Columbia by Adair County Ems. Ms. Gilbert was later taken to T.J. Health by private means for injuries sustained.
 
The accident was investigated by the Adair County Sheriffs Office.
 
 

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3-VEHICLE CRASH ON N 55 IN ADAIR CO. SENDS 5 PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL

 
On Monday, June 18, 2018 the Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to a 3-vehicle accident at 6500 Campbellsville Road, Columbia.
 
A preliminary investigation determined that a white 2003 F-250 pickup truck pulling a ball hitch trailer, operated by Robert Lockey 54 of Columbia, KY was north bound on Campbellsville Road. A 2013 white Honda Odyssey operated by Helen Butler, 72, of Columbia, KY was in the northbound lane, stopped to make a left turn onto Farris Road. Lockey was unable to stop his vehicle in time and struck Butler's vehicle in the rear. The collision caused Butler's vehicle to travel into the southbound lane of traffic, colliding with the front of a black 2000 Frightliner Sterling dump truck operated by Brian Daniel, 43, of Albany, KY. The dump truck continued on and struck a guardrail then overturned over an enbankment.
 
Roberty Lockey and his passenger, 54 year old Laura Lockey of Columbia, KY were able to walk away with minor injuries. Helen Butler and her passenger, 73 year old Carolyn Humphress of Columbia, KY were transported by Adair County EMS to T.J Health Columbia for treatment of injuries. Brian Daniel was also transported by Adair EMS to T.J Health Columbia for treatment.
 
The Adair County Sheriff's Office was assisted on the scene by Adair County EMS and the Adair County Rescue Squad. The accident remains under investigation.
 

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DOG CAUSES ACCIDENT ON PARKWAY

 

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.

 

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WARNING FOR DOG OWNERS DURING HEATWAVE

 
Dog owners are warned to take special precautions during this heat wave. 
 
Veterinarians say dogs can suffer heat stroke after a walk in the park in this heat. Dogs don’t sweat like humans do, which means their bodies can’t cool off as efficiently. Dogs mostly cool themselves by panting. But dogs with short snouts such as pugs and English bulldogs can’t cool down nearly as quickly as other dogs. Always make sure there are places for your dog to drink water as you go outside in summer. 
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 

Date Issued: 06/19/2018
Time Issued:  8:40 a.m.

 

 

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.

 

 

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SPECIAL CALLED COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING JUNE 19

 
AGENDA
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING 
COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY JUNE 19, 2018
 
CALL TO ORDER:  SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL – JUNE 19, 2018 AT 5:30 P.M. IN CITY HALL.
 
1ST ITEM:  2ND READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 220.172
 
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, KENTUCKY
ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR (07/01/17) THROUGH (06/30/18), BY ESTIMATING REVENUES AND RESOURCES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATIONS OF CITY GOVERMENT
 
2ND ITEM:  2ND READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 220.173
 
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, KENTUCKY ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR (07/01/18) THROUGH (06/30/19), BY ESTIMATING REVENUES AND RESOURCES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF CITY GOVERNMENT
 
MOTION TO ADJOURN
 

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R.C. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

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

 

 

 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT 6/19/18

 

THE CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT HELD THEIR SECOND REGULAR MEETING OF THE MONTH LAST NIGHT.
 
JUDGE EXECUTIVE RANDY DIAL CONDUCTED THE SECOND READING OF THE BUDGET ORDINANCE.
 
THE COURT VOTED TO GIVE A RAISE IN PAY TO AN AG-CENTER EMPLOYEE. GARNETT LEE IS AN 8 YEAR EMPLOYEE. THE COURT RAISED HIS WAGE UP TO $10 DOLLARS AN HOUR TO MEET COUNTY MINIMUM GUIDE LINES.
 
THE FISCAL COURT ALSO APPROVED AN UP-DATE TO THE COUNTY'S SOLID WASTE FIVE YEAR PLAN, AS REQUIRED BY THE LAKE CUMBERLAND AREA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.
 
TWO CHECKS WERE APPROVED FOR PAYMENT TO HAYES HVAC FOR INSTALLATION OF TWO HEAT & AIR UNITS. ONE FOR THE PORK PRODUCER'S BUILDING AT THE AG CENTER, AND ONE FOR THE SENIOR CENTER.
 
THE FISCAL COURT VOTED LAST NIGHT TO ENTER INTO A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH DUO COUNTY TELECOM AS PART OF THE KENTUCKY WIRED PROJECT. THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT IS NOT TO EXCEED 20 YEARS.
 
THE COURT APPROVED A BID FOR HOT MIX ASPHALT FROM HINKLE CONTRACTING.
 
UNDER MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS, JUDGE DIAL RECOMMENDED THE COURT RE-APPOINT MITCHELL PHILLIPS TO THE PROPERTY ASSESSMENT BOARD, AS HIS TERM HAD EXPIRED. THE COURT APPROVED.
 
FOLLOWING REGULAR BUSINESS, COUNTY ATTORNEY, TOMMY WEDDLE, ADDRESSED THE COURT CONCERNING CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT. MR. WEDDLE SAID HIS OFFICE MAY, OR MAY NOT CONTINUE CHILD SUPPORT COLLECTIONS DUE TO SEVERAL STIPULATIONS SET DOWN BY THE STATE. HE SAYS THAT SO FAR, UNDER THE ADVICE OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION, HE HAS NOT YET SIGNED THE AGREEMENT. HE WENT ON TO ASSURE THE COURT THAT HE WOULD SEE TO IT THAT THE PEOPLE OF CASEY COUNTY WOULD CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THAT SERVICE, HOWEVER, IT MAY NOT BE FROM HIS OFFICE.
 

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SOMERSET DRUG BUST

 

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.

 

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PULASKI MAN ARRESTED ON NUMEROUS CHARGES

 

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.

 

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WOMAN FORCED TO DRIVE AT GUN-POINT

 

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.  

 

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ADAIR CO. WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

     

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.“

 

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BURGLARY & STALKING CHARGES AGAINST LARUE CO. MAN

 

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.

 

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FRANKFORT MAN CHARGED WITH ARSON

 

A Frankfort, KY man was arrested by Campbellsville Police over the weekend.

 

35 year old Larry Thomas Sharp was charged with Arson and Criminal Trespassing. Sharp was arrested Sunday on a warrant issued by the Taylor County Grand Jury. He was lodged in the Taylor County Jail.
 

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FATAL ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF ADAIR CO. MAN

 
A single vehicle accident just before 9:00 p.m. Sunday on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway claimed the life of an Adair County man.
 
Russell Co. Sheriff's Deputy Nathan Ginn's preliminary investigation determined Jimmy L. Hughes, 68, of Columbia, KY lost control of his Jeep Liberty while eastbound, resulting in the vehicle crossing the center median, striking and traveling through a guardrail, overturning, then coming to rest in a grassy area adjacent to the westbound lane.
 
Hughes was pronounced dead at the scene by the Russell County Coroner's office.
 
The accident occurred approximately 1 1/2 miles west of the Russell Springs interchange. Members of the Russell Springs Fire Department and Russell Springs Police Department also responded.
 

 

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MISSING CASEY COUNTY WOMAN 6/18/18

 

A Casey County woman has now been missing for a month.
 
49 year old Vergina "Gina" Evans-Lee was last seen May 18t, 2018 at 198 Ronald Evans Road, Dunnville, KY. She is described as a white female, 225 pounds with brown hair, blue eyes, & has no teeth. 
 
A "Golden Alert" remains in effect.
 
Anyone with information as to the where-abouts of Vergina "Gina" Evans-Lee is asked to contact the Casey County Sheriff's Department at 606-787-6821 OR 911 dispatch.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 6/18/18

 

CANDACE L. HERBERT, 21 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE.
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
MARTI L. RUBARTS, 40 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR RECKLESS DRIVING, & DUI-2ND (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
 
RUBY N. GOSSETT, 27 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE.
 
HERCULES J. WALKER, 38 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING-SHOPLIFTING (UNDER $500), & POSSESSION OF METHAMPEHTAMINE-1ST DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
HANNAH CARTER, 18 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR CRIMINAL TRESPASS-1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
CHRISTIAN L. STUBBS, 37 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR SPEEDING (9 MPH OVER LIMIT), POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
GERALD PELKONEN, 38 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE/MARIJUANA/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE.
 
CHRISTOPHER J. BROWN, 34 OF LANCASTER, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED, DUI, FAILURE TO NOTIFY DOT OF ADDRESS CHANGE, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, & POSSESSION OF LICENSE WHEN PRIVILEGES ARE REVOKED.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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MARION CO. MOTHER & SON ARRESTED BY KY FISH & WILDLIFE OFFICERS

 
FRANKFORT, KY (Fri 15 Jun 2018) - The report of a deer fawn being kept illegally led to drug charges against a man and his mother in Marion County.
 
On Monday, June 11, 2018 conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources charged 26-year-old Matt White, of Lebanon, KY with Holding Protected Wildlife and one count of Cultivation of 5 or more Marijuana Plants.
 
Officers also charged White's mother, 59-year-old Lebanon resident Mary Colvin, with Driving Under the Influence, Possession of Marijuana and having an Open Container of Alcohol in her Vehicle. Colvin arrived at the scene while officers were obtaining a search warrant for White's residence on McElroy Pike.
 
Conservation officers were called to the residence after receiving a report of a captive deer fawn. In Kentucky, it is illegal for the public to keep a deer fawn.
 
Deer typically give birth in May and June. Mothers leave their offspring for hours while they go off to feed. This behavior makes it more difficult for predators to find the fawns by looking for the mother. Young fawns also attempt to avoid predators by lying motionless to avoid detection. This also makes them susceptible to people carrying them off while the mother deer is away.
 
Conservation Officers Brandon Boone and Lee Keith went to White's house to investigate the captive deer report and discovered a fawn locked in a large dog cage outside of the garage. Upon further investigation, officers found multiple marijuana plants outside of the house and marijuana growing inside of the garage. Investigators said more charges may be forthcoming against White based on additional evidence found inside the house. 
 
White was arrested and lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. The fawn seized in the case went to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
 
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife advises people who find deer fawns to leave them alone. In cases where it is obvious the mother is dead, fawns unable to survive on their own can be taken to a licensed wildlife rehabilitation specialist.
 
Call 1-800-25-ALERT (1-800-252-5378) to report suspicious or illegal activity involving wildlife. Dispatchers staff the number 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
 

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GREEN CO. WOMAN INDICTED FOR EXPLOITING AN ADULT

 
A Green Co. woman has been indicted for exploiting another adult.
 
A Green County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Chelsea Squires who is charged with 1 count of Knowingly exploiting an adult. Squires is to have no contact with the complaining witness.
 
An indictment is a legal accusation and does not determine guilt or innocence.
 

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R.C. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING JUNE 18

 
The Russell County School Board will meet on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Russell County Board of Education Central Office.
 
AGENDA
 
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes
B. Payment of Bills
C. School Activity Fund Reports
D. Financial Report
E. Personnel Reports
F. Field Trips
5. Annual Board Action for Emergency Teacher and Emergency Substitute Teacher Certification.
6. Application for Adjunct Instructor Certificate/Rate of Pay
7. FY-19 Pay Dates
8. Bond of Depository
9. Performance Bonds
10. Renewal for Workers' Compensation Insurance
11. Use of Course Code 909999
12. 2018 KSBA Policy Updates (#41)- 1st READING
13. Contract/Memorandum of Agreement Approval
14. Out of State and/or Overnight Trips
15. Disposal of Lower-Level Bleachers at Russell County High School
16. Staffing: English Learner & Migrant Programs
17. Public Comment
18. Superintendent Evaluation
19. Procedure Review- Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
20. Adjournment
 

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R.C. CITY COUNCIL RECAP

 

The Russell Springs City Council met on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Jim Leib has details.

 

 

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SEARCH WARRANTS LEAD TO 2 ARRESTS IN RUSSELL CO.

 

(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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ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST IN RUSSELL CO.

 
(Russell County, Ky June 14, 2018) – On June 13, 2018 at approximately 1:45 PM CT,Trooper Levi Scott conducted a routine traffic stop on a gold 2000 Pontiac on Ky 619 . Upon contact with the driver, Joseph Hammond, age 31 of Russell Springs he gave Tpr. Scott a fictitious name and date of birth. Deputy Evan Burton then came to assist and informed Tpr. Scott that his canine alerted on the vehicle. While searching the vehicle Tpr. Scott found a small amount of methamphetamine, a suboxone pill, several syringes and two firearms.
 
Hammond was charged with Careless Driving, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense – (< 2 grams Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree, 1st offense – (20 D.U. Drug unspecified). Hammond was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. 
 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 6/15/18

 

  • JEREMIAH R. HARRISON, 36 OF BURNSIDE, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE, FALURE TO NOTIFY DOT OF ADDRESS CHANGE, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, POSSESSION OF OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, IMPROPER SIGNAL, NO INSURANCE, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), MENACING, DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, RESISTING ARREST, TERRORISTIC THREATENING-3RD DEGREE, & FAILURE TO ILLUMINATE HEAD LAMPS.
  • HEATHER M. OWENS, 37 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT-1ST DEGREE, TERRORISTIC THREATENING-3RD DEGREE, PUBLIC INTOXICATION (CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE), & PROMOTING CONTRABAND-1ST DEGREE.
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
  • HARLAN MADDEN, 20 OF STANFORD, & CHARLES HAYDEN, 31 OF HARRODSBURG, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE.
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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CASEY COUNTY INDICTMENTS 6/14/18

 

  • Casey Lauren Cox, (26) of Junction City:  Bail Jumping-1st Degree; Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine); & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • John L. Whitaker Jr., (37) of Frankfort:  Manslaughter-2nd Degree; 3 counts of Assault-1st/4th Degree; & DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravating Circumstance).
  • Rodney Lee Fair, (40) of Liberty:  Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Isaiah Lee Phillips, (30) of Parksville:  Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs-2nd Offense (Firearms Enhanced), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia; & Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon.
 
We remind our listeners, an indictment is only a legal accusation, not an indicator of guilt.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 6/14/18

 

  • NATHAN M. PURCELL, 27 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE.
  • KELLY A. REYNOLDS, 48 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE & A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED)-1ST DEGREE, CARELESS DRIVING, DUI-2ND OFFENSE, & WANTON ENDANGERMENT.
  • STACIE L. KEITH, 49 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE & CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
  • CRYSTAL D. BALLARD, 27 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE.
  • JACOB A. ROWE, 28 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING/SHOPLIFTING (UNDER $500), & POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE.

LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.

 

  • RODNEY M. NOAKES, AGE 29, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), & DISREGARDING A STOP SIGN.

LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.

 

  • WHITNEY D. SOARD, 31 OF FERGUSON, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR MURDER, ABUSE OF A CORPSE, & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.

LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.

 

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

 

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SOMERSET MOM ACCUSED OF FORCING CHILD TO DRINK GETS 20 YEARS

 
SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman accused of forcing her 14-year-old daughter to drink whiskey until she fell has had her probation revoked.
 
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the 35-year-old woman was sentenced last week to 20 years in prison. She had previously been placed on five years’ probation in lieu of serving prison time on several charges, including burglary.
A judge ruled she violated the terms of probation, which included a ban on possessing or drinking alcohol. In March, Somerset police were tipped off to a video in which the woman was heard saying they could get “a thousand million dollars” for the recording of her daughter.
 
She told police she was trying to teach the girl that drinking was bad.
Her charges in that case haven’t been resolved.
 
The Associated Press isn’t identifying the mother to prevent identifying the teen.
 

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL MEETING JUNE 14

 
The Russell Springs City Council will meet on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.
 
AGENDA:
 
PRAYER
I. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
II. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES
III. PAYMENT OF BILLS
IV. OLD BUSINESS
V. NEW BUSINESS
a) SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
b) INTER-LOCAL ROAD AGREEMENT WITH RUSSELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT
c) 2nd READING OF 2018-2019 BUDGET ORDINANCE 2018-04
d) 2nd READING OF AMENDED 2017-2018 BUDGET ORDINANCE 2018-05
e) SUSAN ADAMS WITH LAKE CUMBERLAND DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT
f) EXECUTIVE SESSION – KRS 61.801(1) (c)
ADJOURNMENT
 

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RCHS STUDENT ELECTED STATE FFA VICE-PRESIDENT

 
Amber Burton has been elected to serve as the 2017-2018 Kentucky FFA Lake Cumberland State Vice-President.  Amber is the daughter of Christopher and Regina Burton of Russell Springs, KY.  She is a member of the Russell County FFA chapter where her advisors are Bethany Garmon and Dustin Gosser.
 
Amber was one of 23 candidates who ran for State Officer from across the Commonwealth.  She completed an application and rigorous interview process. She was selected by a Nominating Committee made up of graduating senior FFA members and elected unanimously by the delegate body.  
 
State FFA Officers commit to a year of service to the organization.  State Officers complete extensive training following their election.  They travel several thousand miles representing the State Association at local and regional FFA events, agricultural meetings, and various other functions across the state.  Their year of service will conclude during the 90th State FFA Convention which will be held June 11-13, 2019 in Lexington.  
 
Kentucky FFA is an organization of over 14,000 middle and high school students enrolled in Agricultural Education courses.  The organization currently has 150 chapters in 115 counties.  Nationally, FFA has over 653,000 members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.     
 
 

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R.S. FIRE DEPT. COLLECTS OVER $7400 FOR CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN!

 

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.

 

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ONE PERSON INJURED IN 2-VEHICLE METCALFE CO. ACCIDENT

 
(Metcalfe County, Ky June 12, 2018) - Trooper Allen Shirley is investigating a collision that occurred Tuesday morning at approximately 9:32 AM CT on KY 90 at the intersection of KY 163 in Metcalfe County, KY.
 
David Clements, 56. of Nashville, TN was operating a 2017 Nissan van, traveling southbound on KY 163 when he failed to yield to thru traffic at the intersection of Ky 90. Clements proceeded to cross the intersection and pulled into the path of a 2005 white Chrysler van being operated by Rebecca Hughes, 56, of Burkesville, KY.  
 
Clements was belted and was transported by Barren-Metcalfe EMS to TJ Sampson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Rebecca Hughes was belted and was not injured. 
 
KSP Trooper Shirley was assisted at the scene by Metcalfe County Sheriffs office,  Metcalfe County Fire Department and Barren-Metcalfe EMS.
 

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KEITH ADKINS NEW LWC MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH

 
By Chris Wells, LWC Sports Information Director
 
COLUMBIA, KY - (Wed., June 14, 2018) - Keith Adkins has been named Lindsey Wilson College's men's basketball head coach, Lindsey Wilson athletics director Willis Pooler announced on Wednesday.
 
Adkins takes over for Paul Peck, who retired last week after more than 40 years of collegiate coaching. Adkins becomes the seventh coach in the program's history since Lindsey Wilson became a four-year institution in 1987-88.
 
"I am very grateful for the opportunity to be the next head men's basketball coach at Lindsey Wilson College," Adkins said. "I want to thank Dr. Bill Luckey (Lindsey Wilson president), Dr. Dean Adams (vice president for student services) and Willis Pooler for entrusting this program to my leadership. 
 
"My family and I are extremely excited about being a part of this very special institution."
 
In 18 seasons as a head coach, Adkins owns a 369-227 career record, including 11 20-win seasons. His teams won or shared three conference regular-season titles, three conference tournament crowns, and participated in 10 NAIA National Tournaments, including the last four.
 
Adkins was named the National Basketball Coaches Association-NAIA National Coach of the Year in 2014-15 and is a three-time Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year. He was selected by the Mid-South Conference's administrative council as the 2016-17 MSC Coaching for Significance award recipient.
 
Adkins ranks 14th on the NAIA's active coaches' wins list.
 
"I am incredibly excited that Coach Adkins is joining our staff," Pooler said. "He's an outstanding coach whose accomplishments in the NAIA and Mid-South Conference are well documented. 
 
"He is a high-character individual, who understands our mission and will provide excellent direction to our student-athletes," Pooler added. "I am looking forward to working with him and supporting his efforts as he leads our men's basketball program."
 
Adkins is very familiar with the Mid-South Conference - spending the last two seasons at Life (GA) and the previous 19 seasons at Campbellsville (KY).
 
He compiled a 47-23 record at Life while reaching two NAIA National Tournaments, including playing in the 2017 NAIA National Championship game. He guided the Running Eagles to the 2016-17 Mid-South Conference regular season and tournament titles before falling to Texas Wesleyan 86-76 in the national finals.
 
Last season, Adkins led Life to 21-12 overall record, reaching the NAIA National Tournament second round. It marked the four consecutive season Adkins' teams reached at least the round of 16. He has averaged more than 25 wins over the last four seasons.
 
Prior to coaching at Life, Adkins spent 16 seasons as Campbellsville's head coach following a three-year stint as an assistant coach for the Tigers. He was also an assistant coach at North Carolina-Greensboro for two seasons and at Pikeville (KY) for one season.
 
Adkins is excited to bring his coaching experience to Lindsey Wilson and building on the foundation left by Peck.
 
"I truly believe this is one of the best jobs in NAIA basketball," Adkins said. "Coach Peck had an incredible amount of success over the past 16 years and I know he leaves the program in great shape. It is an honor to take over where he left off and my goal is to bring the same type of success on and off the floor."
 
During his time at Campbellsville, Adkins won 322 games; including leading the Tigers to a 29-6 record in 2014-15 -- a single-season program record for wins.
 
The Tigers - who enjoyed a three-week stay at No. 1 in the NAIA poll that season - swept the Mid-South Conference regular season and tournament titles while reaching the national tournament's round of 16.
 
Adkins led Campbellsville and Life to the NAIA Fab Four (national semifinals) in back-to-back seasons in 2016 and 2017.
 
Campbellsville entered the 2016 national tournament as a No. 6 seed and proceeded to upset two higher-seeded teams before falling to the eventual national champion in the Fab Four. Life - a No. 3 seed in the 2017 tournament - knocked off a pair of No. 1 seeds and a No. 2 seed en route to the title game.
 
During the 2016-17 season, Adkins coached the MSC and NAIA National Player of the Year. He has coached five conference players of the year, 32 all-Americans and 33 All Mid-South Conference performers.
 
Adkins, a Paintsville, KY, native, holds a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He played two seasons at UNC Wilmington after beginning his collegiate playing career at the University of Notre Dame.
 
Adkins and his wife, Vanessa, have four children: Ashley, Bradley, Sarah, and Luke.
 
"Having spent nearly 20 years in this area and over 20 years in this conference, I am familiar with what comes with this opportunity," Adkins said. "I'm excited for the chance to work at a place that has won the past seven Mid-South Conference President's Cups and for an administration that puts a great deal of support into their athletic programs.
 
"Lindsey Wilson accomplishments on the conference and national levels say a lot about the leadership and commitment to being successful," Adkins added. "I can't wait to get started."
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 

The Adair County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Jim Leib has details.

 

 

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C-VILLE MAN JAILED ON ROBBERY CHARGES

 

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.

 

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AUTO ACCIDENT DAMAGES HOMES IN ADAIR COUNTY

 
On Monday, June 11, 2018, the Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle accident on Bill Turner Road. The vehicle was reported to have driven into a house. Upon arrival, law enforcement located a vehicle partially inside a home at 105 Bill Turner Road.
 
Preliminary investigation determined that 37-year-old Laramy Josh Conover of Columbia, KY was operating a 2005 Blue Chevy Colorado, pulling a single axle trailer, when his vehicle left the roadway. The vehicle and trailer grazed a utility pole that caused the trailer to break away from the truck. Conover's vehicle continued on and struck an out-building at 3009 Russell Springs Road (owned by Rebecca Grant) moving it from its foundation approximately 10 feet. Conover's vehicle then traveled into a home at 105 Bill Turner Road owned by Jody Perkins of Knifley, KY, moving it from its foundation approximately 3 feet. The collision caused significant damage to both structures.
 
Conover was transported by Adair County EMS to TJ Health Columbia for injuries sustained. Laramy Josh Conover was cited for Operating on a suspended Kentucky driver's license.
 
A medical emergency is believed to be a determining factor in the accident, but is still under investigation by The Adair County Sheriff's Office. The Adair County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Adair County EMS. 
 

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FRANKLIN CO. MAN ARRESTED ON CASEY CO. WARRANT FOR MANSLAUGHTER

 

On Monday, June 11, 2018, the Casey County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging John L. Whitaker, Jr., age 37, of Frankfort, with several criminal offenses resulting from an automobile collision that occurred in July 2017.  
 
Whitaker was charged with one count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree; three counts of Assault in the First Degree; three counts of Assault in the Fourth Degree; and one count of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUI), Second Offense, Aggravating Circumstance.  
 
According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Wright, the indictment alleges that Whitaker was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs when he caused an automobile collision that resulted in the death of Phillip Tayler Dillon, age 26.  The collision occurred on U.S. Highway 127 a few miles north of Liberty on July 8, 2017, and involved four separate vehicles.  Dillon was operating a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer and died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision after his automobile was struck by a 2013 Ford Expedition being operated by Whitaker.  Wright also stated that the assault charges are based on injuries which were sustained by others involved in the crash, including Jeffrey and Christy Sweet, both of Liberty, as well as Jordyn Harley, Monty Britton, and Whitaker’s two children – who were passengers in the Ford Expedition that Whitaker was operating.  
 
This case was investigated by Kentucky State Police Trooper Adam Likins, who testified before the grand jury.  Whitaker was arrested Tuesday afternoon (June 12, 2018) on the indictment warrant by officers with the Kentucky State Police - Post 12, Frankfort.  Whitaker’s bond was set at $100,000 cash pending his arraignment in Casey Circuit Court.
 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT RECAP

 

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

 

 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON THEFT CHARGES

 

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.

 

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PULASKI FATHER ARRESTED AFTER TODDLER FOUND WANDERING

 

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.

 

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SOMERSET MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

A Somerset, KY man was arrested on Sunday, June 10, 2018 on drug trafficking charges.
 
Deputies with the Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office made contact with 35 year old Brandon Keith at his residence on Hail Knob Road. He was being sought on a Pulaski Circuit Court Indictment Warrant for Trafficking in Methamphetamine. At the time of his arrest, Keith was in possession of a crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine weighing 14.5 grams. Keith was additionally charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (over 2 grams). He was lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail without further incident.
 

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CASEY CO. MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG TRAFFICKING

 

A Casey County man has pled guilty to drug trafficking charges.
 
Ricky Dale George (age 50) appeared in Casey Circuit Court, Monday, and entered a guilty plea to one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree [cocaine] and two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree [methamphetamine].  
 
These crimes occurred in June 2015 and were investigated by the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations (DESI) drug task force, which include officers from various law enforcement agencies – including Det. Dennis Allen with the Casey County Sheriff’s Department and other officers from Kentucky State Police, and Campbellsville Police Department.  
 
Ricky Dale George was indicted for selling cocaine and meth to an undercover informant.  Officers stopped George later and seized a quantity of meth, along with some of the “buy money” used in the cocaine transaction.  
 
Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Wright has recommended a sentence of 10 years in prison, to be served consecutively to a 5 year sentence that he is currently serving out of the Adair Circuit Court.  Wright commended local law enforcement officers for their efforts in seizing a large quantity of drugs in Casey County.  
 
Final sentencing is set for July 23rd, before Casey Circuit Judge Judy Vance Murphy.  
 

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SHOOTING IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

A Washington County man arrested on Assault charges over the weekend.
 
Kentucky State Police responded to the report of a shooting around 10:30pm Sunday night on McMurtry Lane.  Investigators say Michael Yocum, age 24 of Springfield, had gotten into an argument with his stepfather and shot him in the back.  Michael Churchill, age 47 of Springfield, KY was air lifted by Air Evac to UK Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. 
 
Yocum was charged with Assault 1st degree and lodged in the Marion County Jail. 
 
The Springfield Police Dept. & Washington County EMS also responded.
 

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PULASKI CO. FATAL ACCIDENT

 

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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WEEKEND ARRESTS 6/11/18

 

  • DAVID L. McQUEEN, 37 OF RUSSELL SPRINGS, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR DUI, CARLESS DRIVING, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, NO INSURANCE, NO REGISTRATION PLATES, LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, GIVING OFFICER FALSE IDENTIFICATION, & DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
  • GARY J. MAY, 42 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, & PROBATION VIOLATIONS.

LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.

  • STEPHANIE M. MATTHEWS, 20 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE.
  • STEPHEN T. MILLER, 35 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR DUI, NO TAIL LAMPS, & REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED.
  • BRANDON G. KEITH, 35 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF & TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE.

LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.

  • ANDREW J. WEST, AGE 30, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-2ND DEGREE, PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, RESISTING ARREST, & ASSAULT-3RD DEGREE OF A POLICE OFFICER.
  • ASHLEY N. DIVINE, AGE 33, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR DUI.
  • JOSEPH T. JONES, AGE 20, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR DUI, & NO INSURANCE.

LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.

  • JAMES JARVIS, 31 OF INEZ, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN LSD.

LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.

 

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

 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN DIES FROM ACCIDENTAL GUNSHOT WOUND

 
The 20 year old Campbellsville man who was shot in the head last week has died.
 
Tyson Rice was shot at Lucky Vista Motel after he and his brother were playing with a 9mm hand gun and the gun discharged, striking Rice in the head. Taylor County Sheriff Alan Newton said the incident was an accident. Rice died Saturday at U of L Hospital in Louisville, KY. The shooting incident occurred last Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
 

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ADAIR COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES BY CONSERVATION OFFICER FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH AT GREEN RIVER

Adair County Man Arrested On Drug Related Charge
4th District 
Green River Lake
 
Columbia, KY - On Friday, June 8th, 
Conservation Officer John Harris was patrolling the Holmes Bend area of Green River Lake when he contacted Howard Ryles (48), of Adair County. Further investigation led to the arrest of Ryles, who was lodged in the Adair County Detention Center on the following charges:
1. Possession of a Controlled 
Substance: Methamphetamine
2. Possession of Marijuana
3. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
4. Open Alcohol Container in a 
Motor Vehicle
5. Operating on a Suspended License
6. Failure to Wear Seatbelt
 
Kentucky Conservation Officers are committed to providing a safe, drug-free environment for the citizens of the Commonwealth to enjoy. To report suspected illegal activity please contact your local Kentucky State Police Post or dial 1-800-25-ALERT.
 

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FOOD MART ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED

 
A Russell County man was arrested on Friday evening, June 8, 2018 in connection with the armed robbery at the AV Mart on W Hwy 80 in Russell Springs, KY that occurred on Thursday, June 7th.  
 
According to the Russell Springs Police Department, 26-year-old Patrick Hardin of Russell Springs was arrested and charged with Robbery 1st degree, Receiving Stolen Property $10,000 or more and other charges. Harding was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. 
 

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CLINTON CO. MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN CONNECTION WITH R.C. SHOOTING

 
(Russell County, June 8, 2018) This morning at approximately 10:14amCT, units from KSP Post 15 were dispatched to a residence on Ky 92 in reference to a shooting that occurred following a custody dispute. When units arrived, they were informed that the suspect, David Johnson, age 38 of Albany, KY had left the scene in a blue & white GMC pickup and he had taken 3 juveniles against their will. At approximately 10:38amCT, that vehicle was located by Clinton County Sheriffs office in Albany and David Johnson was apprehended following a short pursuit.  None of the children were injured during this incident.  Johnson is being charged with the murder of Coty Lawhorn, age 28 of Russell Springs, as well as numerous other charges. Jessica Lawhorn, age 29 of Russell Springs, KY was flown to UK hospital. 
 
This incident is under investigation by KSP Detective Josh Dicken. 
 

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RUSSELL CO. SHOOTING.... TWO SHOT (1 CRITICAL)....SUSPECT APPREHENDED

 
SHOOTING IN RUSSELL COUNTY!!
 
According to police, two people have been shot (1 critically) at a residence on Hwy. 92 in Russell County, KY. Police have the alleged perpetrator in custody following a short pursuit in Clinton County. 
 
R.S. Police Chief Joe Michael Irvin says a mother was shot in the arm, and a man at the home was also shot, and he has suffered a significant injury. The shooter took the mother's three children, and police were able to capture him following a pursuit.
 
The three children are safe. Medical crews will check them out before the children are released to their grandmother.
 
The shooting was the result of a domestic-related issue.
 
 

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ROBBERY IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 

The Russell County Sheriff's Department is investigating an armed robbery!
 
At approximately 10:00pmCT on Thursday, June 7, 2018, the A/V Food Mart (formerly Minit Mart) on West KY 80 in Russell Springs was robbed. If you recognize anything about the perpetrator or the all-terrain vehicle in this picture, please call 911 or call/text the Crime Tip-Line at 270-566-9111. Callers will remain anonymous.
 
Officer Jeremy West of the Russell Springs Police Department is heading the investigation.
 
 

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SOMERSET MAN ARRESTED IN MURDER OF LINCOLN CO. WOMAN

 

A Somerset, KY man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Lincoln County woman.
 
45 year old Otha Wesley was previously identified as a suspect in the disappearance of April Lynn Neikirk. He was arrested on charges of murder and abuse of a corpse Thursday. Wesley is charged with murder, domestic violence; abuse of a corpse; and tampering with physical evidence. He was lodged in the Lincoln County Jail. 
 
Neikirk, 46, went missing April 25, 2018 and was officially reported missing on May 11, 2018. Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy Rob Oney has been working along side a private investigator, and Pulaski County Constable, Mike Wallace. The investigation took a turn with the discovery of Neikirk's body in southern Lincoln County.
 
Kentucky State Police then took the lead and made the arrest. Authorities say more arrests are possible.
 

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R.C. GOLFER HITS HOLE-IN-ONE AT COLUMBIA-ADAIR CHAMBER GOLF T-MENT!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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TAYLOR COUNTY INDICTMENTS - JUNE 7

 

A Taylor Co. Grand Jury has returned several indictments: https://ridingthewave.com/assets/uploads/Taylor-County-Indictments-June-7-2018.pdf

 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
As of 6:00 p.m. on June 7, 2018, the boil water advisory for customers at 4357-4566 Weed/Sparksville Rd., 7784-12036 Edmonton Rd. and all side roads between, Weed-Keltner Rd. and all side roads, and Keltnertown Rd. and all side roads has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia Office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.
 

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AREA VEHICLE THEFTS... POLICE SAY "LOCK YOUR VEHICLES"

 

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!

 

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TAYLOR CO. UNDERCOVER FIREARMS INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN ONE ARREST

 

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.

 

 

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ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING IN TAYLOR CO. LEAVES ONE IN CRITICAL CONDITION

 

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.

 

 

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RUSSELL CO. SCAM ALERT

 
It has been brought to the attention of the Russell County Chamber of Commerce that a company is calling local businesses claiming to be from the Russell County Chamber of Commerce and requesting information about your business. Please note:  THIS IS NOT FROM THE RUSSELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!  The Chamber has NOT contracted with a company to gather information about any company.  You will always be contacted by the Executive Director, Rhonda Redmon or in person. Also, be mindful of the ‘BOGUS’ emails that have been delivered. ALWAYS check the address and NEVER click on a link.  
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
The boil water advisory in Russell County on North Hwy 127 from Patty Ridge Road to the Casey line has been lifted.
 

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1 PERSON INJURED IN A 2-VEHICLE CUMBERLAND CO. COLLISION

 
KSP Trooper Jason Warinner is investigating a 2-vehicle collision that occurred on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 8:42amCT on West KY 90, 4 miles of west of Burkesville. Bobby Garmon, age 16, of Burkesville, KY was operating a westbound white 2002 Toyota pickup truck on KY 90 when he failed to see a stopped 2001 international dump truck, and struck it in the rear end. Garmon was wearing his seatbelt and transported to the Cumberland County Hospital by private vehicle.  Chris Coffey, age 41 of Albany, KY was exiting the dump truck when it was struck, and was not injured.
 
Trooper Warinner was assisted on the scene by Cumberland County Fire Department, EMS and Rescue.
 

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CASEY CO. DRUG BUST

 

Two Casey County residents arrested in connection with a drug investigation.
 
Deputies Bryan Shepard and Geoffrey Brown, with Casey County Sheriff's Department, conducted an investigation, which lead to a search warrant executed at 871 Bastin Creek Rd. Officers discovered Methamphetamine and other items used in the trafficking of the illicit drug. 31 year old Dustin M. Sheene, and 49 year old Anna Laura Scott, of Liberty, were both lodged in the Casey County Jail. 
 
Liberty Police Officer Jayson Grider and Constable Ralph Mondie assisted.
 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 6/7/18

 

DUSTIN M. SHEENE, 31 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY BROWN WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
JOHNNY B. DECKER, 41 OF TATEVILLE, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT), DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, RESISTING ARREST, MENACING, & PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
JAMES GREGORY, AGE 50, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $500).
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
TIMOTHY L. McCARTY, 54 OF HUSTONVILLE, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR DUI.
 
JEREMY MURRELL, 36 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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GOLDEN ALERT CONTINUES FOR MISSING CASEY CO. WOMAN

 

The case of a missing Casey County woman is still active.
 
49-year-old Virginia "Gina" Evans-Lee was last seen on May 18, 2018 at a residence on Ronald Evans Road in Dunnville, KY. She is described as a white female in her late 40's, 222 lbs., brown hair, blue eyes and no teeth. A Golden Alert remains in effect.
 
Anyone with info. is asked to contact the Casey Co. Sheriff's Office at 606-787-6821 or 911 Dispatch.
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY 6/6/18

 
A Boil Water Advisory is in effect in Russell County on North Hwy 127 from Patty Ridge down to the Casey County line. Please boil all water used for drinking & cooking purposes for at least 3 minutes until further notice.
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY ISSUED 6/6/18

 
Date Issued: 6/6/2018
Time Issued: 2:40 p.m.
 
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District starting 4357-4566 Weed/Sparksville Rd., 7784-12036 Edmonton Rd. and all side roads in between, Weed-Keltner Rd. and all side roads, and Keltnertown Rd. and all side roads. 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.
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
As of 3:55 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 the BOIL WATER ADVISORY for customers from 1915 Hwy 55 S to 2870 Hwy 55 S, State Park Road, Morrison Road and Marvin Jones Road has been lifted by the Division of Water. This means your water is safe for human consumption and you no longer have to boil your water.
 

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RUSSELL COUNTY BANK ROBBED THIS MORNING (WED.)

 

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.

 

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ADAIR CO. CRUSADE TOTALS

 

Click link to see Adair Co. Crusade totals since 1959.

 

https://ridingthewave.com/assets/files/A_C_-Crusade-Yearly-Totals-Since-1959.xlsx

 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY - N. 127 PATTY RIDGE DOWN TO CASEY CO LINE

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.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 6/6/18

 

  • WILLARD K. ALLEN II, 31 OF BURNSIDE, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR SPEEDING (19 MPH OVER LIMIT), IMPROPER SIGNAL, FAILURE TO NOTIFY D.O.T. OF ADDRESS CHANGE, NO INSURANCE, & DUI.
  • ARISTEO Z. GUEVARA, 54 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), & NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
  • ENIC W. ANDERSON JR, AGE 34, & AMY CARMICLE, AGE 33, BOTH ARRESTED BY JUNCTION CITY POLICE FOR WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE.
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
  • JEREMY MURRELL, 36 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE.
  • SHANNA M. SNOW, 40 OF HUSTONVILLE, ARRESTED BYLINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DUI-4TH OFFENSE.
  • JOSHUA L. SAMPLES, 18 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY LANCASTER POLICE FOR RESISTING ARREST, HINDERING A PEACE OFFICER FROM PERFORMING HIS DUTY, ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, HINDERING PROSECUTION OR APPREHENSION-2ND DEGREE, OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS, & CRIMINAL GANG RECRUITMENT.
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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PULASKI CO. ACCIDENT 6/6/18

 

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.

 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

The Columbia City Council met on Monday. Jim Leib has details. 

 

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MARION CO. MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER

 

(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. 

 

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PULASKI CO. ACCIDENT 6/5/18

 

Two people injured in a head-on collision Saturday night on Hacker Road, Somerset.
 
Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputies responded around 9pm.  They say Crystal Pitman, age 37 of Nancy, was westbound in a 2006 Suzuki Forenza when she crossed the center line into the path of a 2014 Toyota Corolla, operated by Benjamin Proffitt, age 42 of Somerset.
 
Pitman was extricated from the wreckage by Somerset Fire Department personnel and was treated at the scene by EMS before being transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.  She was later airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
 
Proffitt was also treated at the scene by EMS personnel and transported to LCRH for treatment.
 
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 6/5/18

 

ASIA L. TUCKER, 26 OF WAYNESBURG, ARRESTED BY OFFICER DOUG TARTER WITH LIBERTY POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
BRADEN BIGELOW, 22 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DUI, & POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE.
 
PATRICIA L. PARKS, 32 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR VIOLATION OF A KY EPO/DVO, RESISTING ARREST, & ASSAULT-3RD DEGREE (POLICE OFFICER).
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
RAYMOND RUZZANO, 45 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR SPEEDING (17 MPH OVER LIMIT), NO INSURANCE, NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE, DUI.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT 6/5/18

 

THE CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT MET IN REGULAR SESSION MONDAY.
 
MUCH OF MONDAY'S MEETING WAS FOCUSED ON AWARDING COUNTY BIDS. 
 
THE HEALTH INSURANCE BID WAS AWARDED TO KAY-CO/ANTHEM, WHICH WAS THE CURRENT BID HOLDER, WITH AN UP CHARGE OF $50 FOR THE YEAR IN THE COUNTY'S DEDUCTIBLE.
 
THE COURT ALSO DISCUSSED APPLYING FOR A RECYCLING GRANT OF NEARLY $30,000. 
 
JUDGE DIAL ALSO TOLD THE COURT THAT THE COUNTY'S TRUCKS ARE HEADED TO ALABAMA TODAY TO BE AUCTIONED OFF. NEW REPLACEMENT TRUCKS ARE SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE ON THURSDAY.
 

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KSP POST 15 ACTIVITY REPORT - MAY 2018

 
During the month of May 2018, there were 15 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area    There was one fatal collision during the month of May in the Post 15 area.
 
  • Alaina K. Adams, 18, of Taylor County was killed on May 18th in Taylor County
 
This brings our yearly fatality count to 11 compared with 5 through this same period in 2017.
Statewide fatality count stands at 260 compared with 294 through this same period in 2017.
 
During the month of May 2018, there were 1297 citations written, 262 courtesy notices written, 1455 vehicles inspected, 726 complaints answered, 62 motorists assisted, 66 criminal cases opened and 250 criminal arrests made.
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 
BOIL WATER ADVISORY
Date Issued: 6/4/2018
Time Issued: 2:30 P.M.
 
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers from 1915 Hwy 55 S to 2870 Hwy 55 S, State Park Road, Morrison Road and Marvin Jones Road. The advisory has been issued due to main line Leak. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure.
 
Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using. This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.
 
For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.
 

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CLINTON CO. JAIL ESCAPEE ARRESTED

 

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.

 

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ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP IN ADAIR CO. LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 

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. 

 

 

 

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2018 ADAIR CO. CRUSADE TOTAL AN ALL TIME HIGH!

 
Adair Co. Fire Dept.'s would like to thank everyone who supported the WHAS Crusade this past year. According to Public Info. Officer Donald Hare, the departments are excited to finally top the 2002 high total of $55,544.73! This year's total was an 85.16% increase over last years total of $32,795.09.
 
GRAND TOTAL COLLECTED IN ADAIR CO. - $59,746.69!
 
 
Adair Co. Firefighters travelled to WHAS in Louisville, KY on Sunday, June 3, 2018 to turn in money collected for the Crusade for Children. It was the first time in 17 years that Adair Co. firefighters made the trip to Louisville. In the past several years, money collected has been presented on Sat. afternoon at a live WBKO 13 remote in Campbellsville, KY. Local firefighters presented money collected live on WHAS TV (channel 11) on Sunday afternoon. 
 
Every dollar given in Adair County returns to Adair County in the form of a WHAS grant. The totals reported include the Columbia-Adair County Fire Department, Breeding Area Volunteer Fire Department, and Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department totals.
 
TOTALS BY DEPT.:
Columbia/Adair Co. Fire Dept.      $56,479.69 
Breeding Fire Dept.                         $2,450.00  
Knifley Fire Dept.                                $826.30  
GRAND TOTAL:                           $59, 746.69  

 

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS 6/4/18

 

ROY W. HINSCH, 53 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY CHAD WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR VIOLATION OF A KENTUCKY EPO/DVO, DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, RESISTING ARREST, & TERRORISTIC THREATENING-3RD DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
MELVIN J. BAKER, 37 OF BURNSIDE, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (FIREARM).
 
CAMERON G. FLYNN, 21 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR SPEEDING (7 MPH OVER LIMIT), RECKLESS DRIVING, NO INSURANCE, & DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
 
MICHAEL R. FAIRCHILD, 27 OF BURNSIDE, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR FRAUDULENT USE OF A CREDIT CARD (OVER $500).
 
MONICA P. REYNOLDS, 23 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN HEROIN.
 
KENNETH W. GILL, 36 OF TATEVILLE, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR IMPERSONATING A PEACE OFFICER, & DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
QULIDA HASHI, AGE 21, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), PROMOTING CONTRABAND-1ST DEGREE, & PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
JORDAN L. ELDER, 27 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, TERRORISTIC THREATENING-3RD DEGREE, & RESISTING ARREST.
 
ANDREW M. PASS, 30 OF DANVILLE, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE, & GIVING AN OFFICER FALSE IDENTIFICATION.
 
JOSE E. RODRIGUEZ, 20 OF DANVILLE, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, & SPEEDING (26 MPH OVER LIMIT).
 
DONALD K. HESTER, 42 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DISREGARDING A TRAFFIC LIGHT, FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), DUI-2ND (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), & NO INSURANCE.
 
JESSE J. ABEE, 30 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON, & TERRORISTIC THREATENING-3RD DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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2 ARRESTED FOR IMPORTING HEROIN FROM OHIO

 

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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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING JUNE 4

 
The Columbia City Council will meet for a regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Columbia City Hall at 6pmCT. The meeting is open to the public.
 
AGENDA
 
Call to Order: 
 
Roll Call
____Craig Dean ____Linda Waggener____Craig Lasley
 
____Dr. Ronald P. Rogers ____Mark Harris ____Pam Hoots
 
Pledge of Allegiance
 
Citizens Comments
 
1st Item: Motion to Accept Minutes of May 7, 2018 Regular Called Meeting
 
2nd Item: Motion to Accept Minutes of May 17, 2018 Special Called Meeting
 
3rd Item: Motion to Accept Resolution No. 2018-02: Resolution Adopting and Approving the Execution of a Municipal Aid Co-Op Program Contract between the Commonwealth of Ky and City of Columbia
 
4th Item: Motion to Accept Resolution No. 2018-03; Resolution of Adoption of the Lake Cumberland Area Development District Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan 5-Year Update
 
Mayor Comments
 
Council Comments
 
Motion to Adjourn 
 

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ADAIR CO. FREE TIPPING DATES JUNE 8 & 9

 
Adair County Judge Executive Michael Lee Stephens and the Adair County Fiscal Court are happy to announce that "Free Tipping" at the Mid-State Waste Transfer Station, 877 L. Willis Road, Columbia, KY will be held Friday, June 8, 2018 from 7amCT-3pmCT and from 7amCT until 12noonCT on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
 
Free tipping is a highly anticipated event providing an opportunity for residents of Adair County to clean-up their properties and dispose of unwanted items and materials properly. 
 
The Fiscal Court asks that residents choosing to take advantage of free tipping be patient as a considerable turnout is expected. It is also highly recommended that those hauling a load on a trailer or in the back of a pickup cover it or strap it down to avoid any of the materials flying off the back and littering the side of the roads. 
 
Free tipping will be available two days at the Mid-State Transfer Station, L. Willis Road, Columbia, KY: Friday, June 8, 2018, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. CT and Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 7 a.m.- 12 noon CT.
 
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: Tires, any hazardous waste materials, dirt, concrete, rocks, acetylene, oxygen, propane, or any other tank; steel cables, capacitors.
 
Paint cans will be accepted, but only if the contents have been previously dried with either sand and/or cat litter. Prior to the event citizens may contact the Judge Executive’s office for paint absorber until supplies run out.
 
Adair County Recycling Supervisor David Smith and other personnel will be on-site much of the day to assist with the unloading process. Driver's licenses will be checked to ensure the service is being utilized by Adair County residents. No commercial vehicles or waste will be accepted.
 
The Adair County Recycling Center accepts cardboard, plastics, newsprint, paper, steel and aluminum at 64 Service Road with personnel to help unload materials Monday-Wednesday from 7am-3pmCT. Bins are set up for collection every day. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of recyclable materials properly at their convenience.
 
For additional information, please contact Judge Executive Michael Lee Stephens' Office, Suite 1, Adair County Annex Building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. Phone 270-384-4703, during regular business hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 6/1/18

 

  • SARAH A. PRICE, 25 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN HEROIN, & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
  • RACHEL K. PERRET, 24 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN HEROIN, & IMPORTING HEROIN.
  • DANIEL P. YORK, 50 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR RAPE-3RD DEGREE, RAPE-1ST DEGREE (VICTIM UNDER 12), INCEST (VICTIM UNDER 12), FORCIBLE INCEST (VICTIM UNDER 18), CULTIVATION OF MARIJUANA (OVER 5 PLANTS), & POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.
     LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.

 

  • BRYAN W. GILLHAM, AGE 35, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, & IMPROPER SIGNAL.
     LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
    ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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