Local News Archives for 2018-07

ADAIR CO. SCHOOL SYSTEM EMPLOYEES TO REPORT AUG. 8

 
All classified and certified employees of the Adair County School System are to report to Adair County High School, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY, Wednesday morning, August 8, 2018, for opening day activities. Doors will open for registration at 7:15amCT and breakfast will be served from 7:30am-8:30amCT. The program will begin in the high school gymnasium at 8:30amCT. - Phyllis Curry, Academic Dean, 1204 Greensburg St, Columbia, KY. Phone 270-384-2476. 
 

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CIS RECEIVES $18,000 IN CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN FUNDING

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools recently received $18,000 in funding from the annual Crusade for Children fundraising drive. Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue personnel collect money each year through the Crusade for Children campaign to benefit children in local schools. At Campbellsville Independent Schools, the money will be used to purchase equipment to help students with speech language and literacy and social emotional curriculums. 

 

Joni Davis, director of special education at Campbellsville Independent Schools, recently accepted the funding on the District’s behalf. Pictured with Davis are Chris Allen of WBKO and Dawn Lee, President and CEO of Crusade for Children.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPT. HAS ADVICE FOR MOTORISTS DURING 127 YARD SALE

 
The 127 Yard Sale, scheduled for August 2nd thru the 5th, is bringing many people to the area and the Jamestown Police Department is requesting that motorists do not stop in traffic lanes unless there is an emergency, no stopping in the center turn lane expect to make a legitimate right of left turn, no parking on the sidewalks, slow down while proceeding through yard sale areas because the increase in traffic flow and pedestrians walking in or near the traveled portion of the roadway and be patient with other motorists.
 
In the event of an emergency, the department is asking folks to dial 911 and if not an emergency they can call the non-emergency line at 270-343-6600. Lastly, they’re telling folks to enjoy the yard sale and to have great time this week.
 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL 7/31/18

 

THE LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL HELD A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MONDAY.
 
FIRST ON THE ADGENDA WAS FINCANCING FOR THE CITY'S NEW GARBAGE TRUCK, AND THE PURCHASE OF SPECIAL GARBAGE CANS.
 
THE COUNCIL VOTED TO PURCHASE THE GARBAGE CANS AT A COST OF NEARLY $62,000.
 
CASEY COUNTY FIRE CHIEF, ROGER MARTIN, ADDRESSED THE COUNCIL TO ASK PERMISSION FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO APPLY FOR A LOAN. CHIEF MARTIN TOLD THE COUNCIL THE DEPARTMENT IS GETTING READY TO MAKE THE LAST PAYMENT ON THEIR LATEST FIRE TRUCK. THE NEW LOAN, IN THE AMOUNT OF AROUND $50,000, WOULD BE A FIXED RATE LOAN THROUGH THE STATE FIRE COMMISSION. THE MONEY WOULD BE USED TO PURCHASE A CASCADE SYSTEM FOR HIGH PRESSURE OXYGEN TANKS FOR THE SAFETY OF THE FIRE FIGHTERS.
 
THE COUNCIL APPROVED THE REQUEST.
 
THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE LIBERTY CITY  COUNCIL WILL BE AUGUST 13TH.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 7/31/18

 

Shortly after midnight, Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Geoffrey Brown and Constable District 4 Darrin Wesley arrested Natasha Robbins, 26, of Liberty. Ms. Robbins was arrested on a Russell County Bench Warrant.
 
Sunday night, Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Geoffrey Brown and Constable District 4 Darrin Wesley conducted a traffic stop on Blevins Rd off W Ky 70. Jordan T Smith, 19, of Columbia was arrested for no insurance, no registration receipt, possession of marijuana, & DUI.
 
Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Michael R. Watts, 63 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Assault-4th Degree (domestic violence), Resisting Arrest, & Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree.
 
Miranda L. Dorgan, 22 of Eubank, arrested by Burnside Police for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Reckless Driving, & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.
 
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
Michael D. Brackett, age 46, arrested by Danville Police for DUI-2nd Offense, Speeding (26 MPH over limit), Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Reckless Driving, & Failure to Signal.
 
Andrew D. Lamb, age 24, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), No Insurance, No Registration Plates, & Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.
 
Colton R. Ledford, age 21, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Controlled Substance, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, & Possession of Marijuana.
 
Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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TAYLOR CO. JAIL RIOT

 

(Taylor County-July 31, 2018) On July 31st, 2018 at approximately 1:05amET, Taylor County Dispatch contacted KSP Post 15 in Columbia requesting units respond to the Taylor County Detention Center due to a riot involving approximately 30 inmates. Units began arriving at the detention center at approximately 1:10amET and were assisted by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Campbellsville Police Department along with numerous Taylor County Deputy Jailers.  Shortly after the arrival of Law Enforcement, the jailers were able to detain and regain control of the inmates.
 
Through investigation it was learned that a disturbance had originated from one particular cell housing 37 inmates. Several of the inmates covered the cameras and detached a steel bedframe from the floor and began using it and other objects to destroy the interior of the cell. The inmates also used the bedframe to attempt to breach the door.  Significant damage was done to the interior of one cell and the wall was broken around the door nearly breaching it into a hallway.  Several inmates have been removed and transported to the Marion County Detention Center. The Taylor County Detention Center is now safely operational.  There were no injuries detected or reported at the scene. 
 
Trooper Dexter Colvin is continuing the investigation. Criminal charges are forthcoming.
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING JULY 31

 
The Russell County School Board will meet on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 4:00 PM at the Russell County Board of Education Central Office
 
AGENDA
 1. Call to Order
 2. Roll Call
 3. Adoption of Agenda
 4. July 16, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes
 5. Law Enforcement Service Agreement
 6. School Resource Officer Positions
 7. Individual Intellectual Assessment Specialist (IIA)-2nd Position
 8. Job Descriptions
    a. Individual Intellectual Assessment Specialist (IIA)
    b. Employee Benefits Specialist
    c. School Resource Officer (SRO)
 9. Licensed Psychological Practitioner Contract
10. Memorandum of Agreement- Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of Kentucky (SAFY of KY)
11. Memorandum of Agreement for Energy Manager
12. Executive Session-Pending Litigation Authorized by KRS 61.810, subsection (1)(c)
13. Resume Meeting
14. Public Comment
15. Adjournment
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT SPECIAL CALLED MEETING JULY 31

 
The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet for a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 1:00pmCT at the Adair Annex Basement Meeting Room.
 
AGENDA 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
                                 
  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  2. AWARD BID FOR STEEL FOR ROLLIN COOMER BRIDGE
  3. AWARD BID FOR RMA GRANT
  4. ROAD DEPARTMENT INCENTIVE PAY
  5. RESCHEDULE REGULAR FISCAL COURT MEETING
  6. ADJOURN
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 

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COLUMBIA MAYOR CURTIS HARDWICK FILES FOR RE-ELECTION

 
Columbia Mayor Curtis Hardwick has filed papers to run for re-election. Hardwick is seeking his 5th term in office. Only one other person has filed for this office: Columbia City Council member & former Mayor of Columbia, Pam Hoots. 
 
The filing deadline for non-partisan races is August 9, 2018.
 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES; STOLEN LAPTOP RECOVERED

 
(Taylor County, KY July 30, 2018) On Sunday, July 29, 2018 at approximately 11:07pmET, Trooper Dexter Colvin conducted a routine traffic stop in the limits of Campbellsville on Logan Street. The operator of the vehicle, Stephen Pilkington, age 28 of Campbellsville, KY had an outstanding warrant against him. Consent to search the vehicle was given, resulting in Trooper Colvin locating a stolen laptop in the front floor board. Pilkington was placed under arrest. Once inside the Taylor County Detention Center, Pilkington attempted to get rid of a small bag of suspected methamphetamine by throwing it on the floor during booking. 
 
Pilkington was charged with the outstanding bench warrant as well as, No Tail Lamps, Failure to Wear Seat Belt, Operating on Suspended or Revoked License, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, DUI 2nd offense, Receiving Stolen Property less than $10,000, Promoting Contraband and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  
 
Trooper Colvin was assisted by the Campbellsville Police Department.
 

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CLINTON CO. TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 
(Clinton County, KY July 30, 2018) On Saturday, July 28, 2018 at approximately 9:46pmET, Trooper Allen Shirley arrested 35 year old Phillip Campbell of Albany, KY following a routine traffic stop in the limits of Albany on US 127. Campbell was attempting to conceal something that led to a search of the vehicle. Trooper Shirley and Trooper Jason Warriner located marijuana, cash, digital scales and methamphetamine. Campbell was arrested and charged with Rear License Plate not Illuminated, Possession of marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine). Campbell was lodged in the Clinton County Jail. 
 

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150 BOXES DEDICATED TO OCC PROGRAM ON SUNDAY AT COLUMBIA BAPTIST CHURCH

 
Beth Rohrback, Coordinator of Church Relations for the Heart of Ky. Region, shared about her recent distribution trip to Malawi. Beth was part of a team that delivered Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes to needy children and families. She spoke during Christmas in July services at the Columbia Baptist Church on Sunday morning. CBC dedicated 150 boxes to the OCC program during the service. - Mark Fudge, for Operation Christmas Child 
 

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ONE INJURED IN 2-VEHICLE COLLISION IN CUMBERLAND CO.

 

(Cumberland County, Ky July 30, 2018) Trooper Allen Shirley is investigating a collision that occurred on July 27, 2018  at approximately 2:00  PM CST 12 miles south of Burkesville on Ky 61. Christopher Thompson, age 24 of Celina TN was operating a black 2007 Ford Taurus when he attempted to make a U turn and pulled into the path of a silver 2014 Chevy Cruze operated by 66 year old Doris Hamlett of Hilman TN. Hamlett was unable to avoid the collision and struck Thompsons vehicle in the driver side.  Mr. Thompson, and a passenger Patricia Thompson were both wearing seatbelts and were not injured. Hamlett was belted and transported to Cumberland County hospital by Cumberland County EMS for possible injuries. Trooper Shirley was assisted at the scene by Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, Cumberland County Fire and EMS. 
 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN DIES IN 1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT; HIS WIFE SUSTAINS MINOR INJURIES

 
A Taylor County, KY man was killed in a 1-vehicle accident on Friday, July 27, 2018 on Interstate 71 near Ashland; his wife sustained minor injuries. Alcohol/drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash.
 
According to a press release from the Ashland post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, at 5:55 a.m. on Friday, 58-year-old Eleanor Campbell of Campbellsville, KY drove her northbound 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier off the left side of the roadway about 2 miles south of the US 250 exit in Ashland. She lost control coming back across and went off of the right side of the road. The vehicle overturned several times before coming to rest against the right-of way fence.
 
Campbell's husband, Anthony E. Campbell, was partially ejected from the car and died from his injuries. Eleanor Campbell sustained minor injuries and was taken to University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center in Ashland, KY. 
 
Police say alcohol/drugs may have contributed to the crash and the Campbell's were not wearing seat belts at the time of the incident.
 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY

 

On Saturday, July 28, 2018 at approximately 10:00 A.M. the Campbellsville Police Department responded to a report of a Burglary at Shaw’s Chiropractic located at 1900 Greensburg Road.  An undetermined amount of cash and other items were reported stolen. After an investigation, Corporal Brian Morgan charged 28 year old Stephen Pilkington of Campbellsville with Burglary 3rd

 

Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018                 Time: 10:00 A.M.

 

Location: Shaw’s Chiropractic, 1900 Greensburg Road.

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department and Kentucky State Police.

 

Investigating Officers: Corporal Brian Morgan u/ 421

 

Approving Supervisor: Sgt. Shannon Wilson u/ 402

 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 7/30/18

 

Around 7:45pm Saturday, Casey County Sheriff’s Deputies Geoffrey Brown and Bryan Shepard arrested Anthony Allen, 51, of Liberty, for DUI, criminal mischief 1st, fleeing or evading police 1st in a motor vehicle, among several other traffic violations.
 
Anna M. Means, 44 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Chad Weddle with Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Illegal Possession of Legend Drug, Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, & Giving an Officer False ID.
Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Jordan A. Dove, 19 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Sexual Abuse-2nd Degree.
Trevor Howard, 20 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, & DUI.
 
Phillip J. Grundy III, 29 of Bronston, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Burglary-2nd Degree.
Addie S. Thompson, 20 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Felony Probation Violation.
 
Jessica R. Southerland, 25 of Harrodsburg, arrested by Somerset Police for Assault-4th Degree, & Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm).
 
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
 
William D. Rigdon, age 33, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
Hagen T. Smith, age 30, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Drug Unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Brandon T. Lannum, age 27, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Failure to Signal, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), No Insurance, & Possession of Burglary Tools.
 
Rigdon & Lannum were lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
 
Dale L. Blevins Jr., 43 of Hustonville, arrested by Hustonville Police for DUI. 
Blevins was lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 
 

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$26,250 APPROVED FOR ADAIR CO. YOUTH AG INCENTIVES

 

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board recently approved $26,250 in Ag Development Funds for an Adair County Youth Agricultural Incentives Program.  The focus of the program is on youth developing agricultural projects, as well as strengthening partnerships with school ag programs, Cooperative Extension, and 4-H/FFA organizations.   This is a cost-share program, and youth must be enrolled in elementary, middle or high school, or home school and be at least 9 years of age on January 1st.  Applications for the Youth Ag Incentives program will be available August 6 – August 24, 2018 at the Adair County Extension Office located at 409 Fairground Street in Columbia during regular business hours.  For information contact the Extension Office at 270-384-2317. 

 

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3 ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN ADAIR CO.

 
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports July 29, 2018 Adair County Deputy Joey Keith conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Ford pickup for carless driving.
 
After a roadside investigation, Deputy Keith asked assistance from Columbia Police Officer Johnny Dial and K-9 Gunner. With Gunner's help Deputy Keith was able to locate a bag of suspected methamphetamine. Deputy Keith placed the driver of the vehicle, 49-year-old Vicky Jeffries of Columbia, KY under arrest for Possession of Methamphetamine.Two passengers in the vehicle, 34-year-old Nicholas Murray of Columbia, KY and 30-year-old Christy Vaughn of Louisville, KY were also arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine.   
 
Deputy Keith was assisted on the scene by Deputy Durbin, Columbia Police Officer Charles Greer and Columbia Police Officer Johnny Dial with K-9 Gunner.
 

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2 GLENS FORK MEN KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT IN BOONE COUNTY

 
Courtesy Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
48-year-old Robert Lee Gilbert and his nephew, 34-year-old Preston Allen Gilbert of Glens Fork, KY died at approximately 10amET on Sunday, July 29, 2018 in a single vehicle accident in Boone County, KY.
 
The accident happened near Union, KY on Interstate 75 in the Southbound Lane near mile marker #176. Robert Lee Gilbert, 48, the driver of the pickup truck was airlifted from the scene of the accident to the University of Cincinnati Trauma Center were he was pronounced dead on arrival. A passenger, Preston Allen Gilbert, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Boone County Coroners Office.Reportedly the men were returning to Adair County from a visit with relatives in Ohio when the accident occurred.
 
Funeral arrangements for Robert Lee Gilbert and his nephew Preston Allen Gilbert will be announced later today (Monday, July 30th) by Stotts-Phelps-Mcqueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY.
 

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$151,000 APPROVED FOR 2018 ADAIR CO. CAIP PROGRAM

 
The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board recently approved $151,000 in Agricultural Development Funds for the 2018 Adair County CAIP program (County Agricultural Investment Program) to be administered by the Adair County Cattlemen's Association. This program is a 50% cost-share program with a maximum funding of $1,500 per farm operation. CAIP is designed to provide farmers with incentives to allow them to improve and diversify their current production practices. Applications for the 2018 Adair County CAIP program will be available August 6 - August 24, 2018 at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street in Columbia during regular business hours. For information contact the Extension Office at 270-384-2317.
 

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CASEY CO. MAN ARRESTED ON INDICTMENT WARRANT

 
(Russell County, KY July 27, 2018) On Friday, July 27, 2018 at approximately 8:56amET, Trooper Levi Scott served an indictment warrant at the Casey County Detention Center on Brian Monday, age 28 of Liberty, KY. The warrant was the result of a routine traffic stop from March 31, 2018 that led to drugs, drug paraphernalia, and a hand gun being located in the vehicle Monday was operating.
 
The case was presented to the Russell County Grand Jury, with the indictment warrant being returned. Monday was charged with Failure to Wear Seatbelt, Operating on Suspended or Revoked License, Failure to Maintain Insurance,1st offense, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance,1st degree, 1st offense (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine) and Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree. Monday remains lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.
 

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CLINTON CO. RESIDENTS CHARGED WITH RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY 

 
(Clinton County, KY July 27, 2018) On July 26, 2018 at approximately 1:21pmCT, Trooper Jordan Carter assisted the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department with a stolen vehicle they located on Sam Ayers Rd where the driver had fled on foot. Following a short foot pursuit Sheriff Guffey located the suspect, Benjamin Claywell, age 31 of Albany, KY attempting to hide in the back of a parked car on Mikels Rd. A passenger in the stolen vehicle, Deseria Riddle, age 23 of Albany, KY did not attempt to flee. Trooper Carter located a small glass smoke pipe in the vehicle containing drug residue.
 
Both subjects were arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property $10,000 or more, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense, (drug unspecified,) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Claywell was also charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree (on foot). Claywell and Riddle were lodged in the Clinton County Jail. 
 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

 
THE LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL WILL HOST A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AT 5PM, MONDAY, JULY 30TH AT CITY HALL.
 
AGENDA:
GARBAGE TRUCK
GARBAGE CANS
FIRE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT
 
 
THE MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 

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ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 

(Marion County, KY July 27, 2018On July 25, 2018 at approximately 7pmET, Trooper Clint Bale conducted a routine traffic stop on a green ATV, in the limits of Holy Cross on Rueben Smith Rd.  As Trooper Bale was approaching the driver, 43 year old James Pinkston of Bardstown, he observed him trying to conceal a small aluminum foil package and a small plastic bag underneath his leg. Pinkston informed Trooper Bale that the substances in the packages were methamphetamine and marijuana. Pinkston was then arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine,) Possession of Marijuana, Operating ATV on Roadway, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Pinkston was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.

 

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CASEY COUNTY INDICTMENTS 7/27/18

 

Several indictments were handed down by the Casey Co. Grand Jury this week...
 
 Brandy M Keith age 21 (address unknown), & Monnie Sue Reed age 41 of McKinney: bail jumping 1st degree.
 
 Asia L Tucker 26 of Waynesburg: possession of controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
 Caleb R Compton 27 of Liberty: unauthorized use of a motor vehicle 2nd or subsequent offense, custodial interference, terroristic threatening 3rd degree, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, Criminal Trespass 1st degree, and persistent felony offender 2nd degree.
 
 Shannon Renee Lawhorn also known as Shannon Renee Brown age 41 of Gravel Switch: possession of controlled substance 1st degree 3rd or subsequent offense methamphetamine, promoting Contraband 1st degree, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, and persistent felony offender 1st degree.
 
 Jordan Alexander Lynn 27 of Liberty: DUI 4th or subsequent offense aggravating circumstance, driving on a DUI suspended operator's license second offense aggravating circumstance, theft by unlawful taking over $500, criminal mischief 1st degree, resisting arrest, & leaving the scene of an accident failure to render Aid or assistance.
 
 Ricky N. Simpson 35 of Russell Springs: receiving stolen property over $500, driving on a DUI suspended operator's license, no registration receipt, expired registration plates, no insurance, and persistent felony offender 1st degree. 
 
James Shell 53 of Liberty: marijuana cultivation over 5 plants, and persistent felony offender 1st degree.
 
 We remind our listeners and indictment is only a legal accusation not an indicator of guilt.
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT SPECIAL CALLED MEETING JULY 27

 
The Adair County Fiscal Court will have a Special Called Meeting on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 9amCT in the Adair Annex Basement Meeting Room. 
 
AGENDA
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL                               
1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2. AMENDMENT TO ADMIN CODE – Section 6.3 (A)
3. BUDGET TRANSFERS
4. APPROVAL FOR JUDGE TO SIGN RMA GRANT ACCEPTANCE LETTER
5. RENTAL AGREEMENT WITH WILKERSON CONSULTING 
6. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE REPORT WITH POSSIBLE ACTIONS TAKEN
  • Personnel Committee Report Approval
  • Possible Hire at Recycling Center
  • Possible Hire for Litter Abatement
  • Incentive Pay for Working on Bridge
7. ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR CONTRACT
8. PERMISSION FOR JAILER TO BID HOME INCARCERATION CONTRACT
9. ADJOURN
 
This meeting is open to the public.
 

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MISSING TAYLOR CO. CHILD LOCATED

 

Campbellsville Fire Rescue was dispatched to a report of a missing person. Upon arrival, special operations personnel learned that a 10-year-old female had been missing since approximately 6pmET on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 with family searching the immediate area near a creek. Special Ops initiated the incident command system and immediately began deploying hasty search teams of rescue personnel and local farmers to high probability areas. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was deployed to perform aerial search pattern. Additional search and rescue teams were activated as a precautionary measure to continue search efforts throughout the night. A local farmer on a UTV located the subject approximately 1/2 mile from the initial planning point. No injuries reported.  

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY INDICTMENTS JULY 24, 2018

 
A Russell County Grand Jury returned numerous indictments on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. 
 
 
  • Cody Murray, 32, Jamestown, KY - 3 Counts of Manufacturing Methamphetamine
  • Justin Gillock, 23, Russell Springs, KY - Manufacturing Methamphetamine (3 Counts)
  • Shane Mullins, 33, Eubank, KY - Manufacturing Methamphetamine (3 Counts); Being a Persistent Felony Offender
  • Elisha Polston, 32, Russell Springs, KY - Manufacturing Methamphetamine (3 Counts)
  • Rachel Tarry, 28, Russell Springs, KY - Manufacturing Methamphetamine (3 Counts); Being a Persistent Felony Offender
  • Kevin Estes, 34, Russell Springs, KY -Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1,00 feet of a School; Poss of Drug Paraphernalia; Being a Persistent Felony Offender
  • Laura B. Brown, 44, Russell Springs, KY - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1,00 feet of a School; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Otis Watt, 36, Russell Springs, KY - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Being a Persistent Felony Offender
  • Shantale Kimbler, 20, Columbia, KY - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Giving Officer Falso Name; Poss. of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth); Resisting Arrest
  • Ashley Lay, 27, Russell Springs, KY - 2 Counts Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Meth); Promoting Contraband, 1st Degree; Possession of Drug Paraphenalia; Being a Persistent Felony Offender
  • Jonathan D. McElroy, 36, Russell Springs, KY -  Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Meth)
  • Rachel Jones, 33, Russell Springs, KY - Bail Jumping & Being a Persistent Felony Offender
  • Aaron Dennis Banks, 30, Jamestown, KY - Receiving Stolen Property over $10,000; Possession of a Controlled Substance (buprenorphine) a schedule II narcotic; Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Ashley C. Petrosky, 30, Miamisburg, Ohio - Receiving Stolen Property over $10,000; Possession of a Controlled Substance (buprenorphine) a schedule II narcotic; Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Derek Passmore, 31, Russell Springs, KY - Bail Jumping, 1st Degree
  • Ranney Dykes, 34, Russell Springs, KY - Bail Jumping, 1st Degree
  • Maynor Velazquez-Mendez, 27,  Russell Springs, KY - Rape, 2nd Degree (Indictment says he engaged in sexual intercourse with a person less than than 14 years old)
  • Ronald Sharp, 41, Liberty, KY - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree while in Possession of a Firearm; Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Larry N. Bryant, 39, Russell Springs, KY - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Tampering with Physical Evidence; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree, Buprenorphine, a schedule III narcotic
  • Brian Monday, 28, Liberty, KY - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree while in Possession of a Firearm; Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon (2 counts); Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Parhaphernia; Carrying a Concealed Weapon; Failure to Wear Seatbelt; No/Expired Registration Plates; Operating on a Suspended License; No Insurance; Being a Persistent Felony Offender
  • Ryan Sheene, 35, Liberty, KY - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree while in Possession of a Firearm; Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Parhaphernia; Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Michael Hogue, 37, Liberty, KY - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree while in Possession of a Firearm; Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Parhaphernia; Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Jerusha N. Fitzgerald, 44, Eminence, KY - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Joshua Smither, 22, Pleasureville, KY - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Adam Morris, 51, Louisville, KY - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Mackenzie Fitzgerald-Holloway, 19, Eminence, KY - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
 
We remind our listeners that indictments are legal accusations and do not determine guilt or innocence.
 

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WHAS CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN PRESENTS CHECK TO ADAIR CO. SCHOOL SYSTEM

 
WHAS 11 Larry Ledford and Crusade for Children CEO Dawn Lee visits Adair County Schools to announce the total overall donation of $59,696.00 raised from Adair County this year. WHAS presented a check in the amount of $29,700.00 to the school district for this coming school years grant request.  This will include request for Chromebooks and funds toward special education services. Funding raised in Adair County will always come back locally to the local school district.  Last year WHAS received a total of $32,785.09 with $49,000.00 coming back to the local school district for obtaining a handicapped accessible bus.  The school district is very appreciative of the community and fire departments for their hard work and dedication toward the crusade.
 
 
 
 
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07-24-2018 - Adair County Board of Education, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Larry Ledford-WHAS Left to Right are Crusade CEO Dawn Lee announcing the overall total collected in Adair County with firefighters from various local fire departments along with Kimberly Pelly.
 
 
 
 
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07-24-2018 - Adair County Board of Education, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Larry Ledford-WHAS Left to Right are (front row) Crusade CEO Dawn Lee, Special Education Director Anita Goode and Superintendent Dr. Pamela Stephens; (back row) Adair County Crusade Chairman Charlie Crawhorn and various firefighters from local fire departments with Kimberly Pelly.
 
 
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CHARGES RELATED TO CHILD PORN/SEXUAL ABUSE; 30 YEAR SENTENCE IS RECOMMENDED

 
JULY 25, 2018 – On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 46-year-old William Todd Bryant of of Snake Creek Road, Columbia, KY appeared in Adair Circuit Court and entered a guilty plea to numerous charges related to child pornography and child sexual abuse. Bryant pled guilty to 1 count of Human Trafficking, a Class B Felony. He also pled guilty to 45 counts of Sodomy in the Second Degree and 250 counts of Possession of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor.  
 
Bryant who was the former administrator of Liberty Care and Rehabilitation Center, appeared in Adair Circuit Court with his attorney, Hon. Theodore Lavit of Lebanon, and acknowledged that he was guilty of each of the 296 charges. One count of Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Minor was dismissed.  Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Wright is recommending that Bryant serve 30 years in prison for these crimes against children.  
 
The charges were the result of an investigation led by Kentucky State Police Trooper Adam Likins that began in May 2017. Likens was contacted by officials with the Department of Community Based Services regarding allegations that Bryant had sexually abused a child. The investigation corroborated the sexual abuse allegations and also uncovered thousands of images of child pornography in Bryant’s possession. 
 
Wright thanked Trooper Likens, the Kentucky State Police, and DCBS for conducting a thorough investigation in this case and helping to secure a guilty plea and lengthy prison sentence for Bryant. Final sentencing is scheduled for September 25, 2018, at 1:00 pm, before Adair Circuit Judge Judy Vance Murphy.
 

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TAYLOR CO. TEEN FACING SERIOUS CHARGES

 
On Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at approximately 8:40pmET, the Campbellsville Police Department arrested 18 year old Joseph Kameron Hughes of Campbellsville and charged him with: Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Attempted Auto Theft, Fleeing or Evading Police, Assault 4th and Menacing. 
 
The Campbellsville Police Department received a complaint at approximately 8:27pmET that an unknown male, who was later determined to be Joseph Kameron Hughes, had approached an elderly lady in the area of Beechwood Drive as she was pulling into her driveway and demanded her to give him her vehicle, but she refused and pulled away. Hughes then fled and attempted to gain entry to a neighboring residence by breaking a glass door and also attempted to get into a vehicle in the driveway. He then continued fleeing on foot toward Gardenia Drive where he kicked in a door to a residence on Gardenia Drive and entered the residence. While inside the residence, he demanded an elderly male to give him keys to his vehicle and when the elderly male refused to give him the keys, Hughes then punched and pushed the elderly gentleman to the floor.  Hughes then destroyed property inside the residence then fled the residence. He then fled to the area of T-Mart on North Central Avenue where he attempted to take a vehicle from a lady in the area of T-Mart and Dale Street.  While attempting to take the vehicle, Hughes struck a 14 year old juvenile female in the head with his fist.  At this point, officers with the Campbellsville Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff’s Office made contact with Hughes.  Hughes then continued to flee on foot and fought officers. After a struggle with officers, Hughes was finally taken into custody and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. 
 
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018                Time: 8:27 P.M.
 
Location: Beechwood Drive, Gardenia Drive, and North Central Avenue area.
 
Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Campbellsville Fire, and Campbellsville Taylor County EMS.
 

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AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 7/25/18

 

JONATHAN R. SANDS, 19, KELLI L. SANDS, 51, & DAVID D. SIZEMORE, 20, ALL OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY CHAD WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR CULTIVATING MARIJUANA (LESS THAN 5 PLANTS), & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
DARREN C. DAVIS, 28 OF MONTICELLO, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR NO TAIL LAMPS, RECKLESS DRIVING, NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, INADEQUATE MUFFLE, REAR LICENSE NOT ILLLUMINATED, LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, EXPIRED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & POSSESSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
KRISTA L. MEECE, 45 OF RUSSELL SPRINGS, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, OBSTRUCTED WINDSHIELD, DISREGARDING A STOP SIGN, RECKLESS DRIVING, SPEEDING (26 MPH OVER LIMIT), DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT), & NO INSURANCE.
 
NOAH T. BOLIN, 20 OF SCIENCE HILL, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (HEROIN/METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (HEROIN).
 
BRANDY P. BROWN, 27 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), & TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (HEROIN).
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
ANTHONY HALL, 31 OF WAYNESBURG, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DUI. 
 
JASON STAMPER, 53 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR DUI, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT TIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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CHS SBDM HIRES NEW PRINCIPAL

 
Campbellsville High School students will see a familiar face in the hallway this school year. 
 
CHS Site-Based Decision Making Council members have hired Campbellsville Elementary School Assistant Principal Weston Jones to take over the CHS principal post. Council members met in special session on Monday, July 23, to announce the appointment. Jones replaces David Petett, who, after one year as CHS principal, will now serve as Director of Food Service and Federal Programs.
 
Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith said Council members interviewed three quality applicants on Saturday, July 21. “But they wanted somebody in-house,” Smith said. “It was a tough decision for this Council.” Smith said he praises Council members for the time and thought they put in when considering the applicants. “I think Mr. Jones will do a fine job, and I’m sure he’s ready to go,” Smith said.
 
Jones, 32, graduated from Taylor County High School in 2004. He completed a bachelor’s degree in physical education at Campbellsville University in 2008, and a special education degree at CU in 2011. In 2017, Jones completed an instructional leadership degree with principalship at Western Kentucky University. He has worked for CIS for nine years, eight of which were spent teaching physical education at Campbellsville Middle School. Last school year, Jones was an assistant principal at CES. Jones has also served as a coach at CIS, in many capacities. He was the head softball coach for six seasons. Before that, he served as an assistant coach for three years. Jones also served as an assistant football coach for four years, and for two years each as head and assistant boys’ basketball coach. He is married to Hannah Jones, a third-grade teacher at CES. They have two children, Tate, 5, who will be a kindergartener at CES this school year, and Grady, 2. Jones is the son of Karen Jones and Mitchell Jones of Campbellsville. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, sports and spending time with friends and family.
 
Campbellsville Elementary School Assistant Principal Weston Jones has been named the new principal at Campbellsville High School. Jones has also served as a physical education teacher at Campbellsville Middle School and a softball, basketball and football coach.
 

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CIS STUDENTS REQUIRED TO HAVE VACCINES

 
Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students will be required to have some new vaccinations before starting school on Wednesday, Aug. 8. All students are required to have a current certificate of immunization status to attend a public school such as Campbellsville Independent Schools. For the 2018-2019 school year, students in kindergarten through their senior year of high school will be required to have two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine. Also, students age 16 and older must receive two doses of meningococcal ACWY vaccine to attend school. If the first dose was received at age 16 or older, the second dose is not required.
 
Other immunizations required include:
To attend kindergarten, all children at least 5 years old must have:
Five doses of DTaP or DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) or combinations of the two vaccines.
Four doses of IPV or OPV (polio), or combinations of the two vaccines.
Three doses of hepatitis B.
Two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella).
Two doses of varicella (chickenpox), unless a health-care provider states that the child has had a diagnosis of typical varicella disease or verification of a history of varicella disease by a health-care provider or a diagnosis of herpes zoster disease or verification of history of herpes zoster disease by a health-care provider.
 
To attend sixth grade, at age 11 and older, a child must have:
One dose of Tdap (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), if it has been at least two years since the administration of the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine.
Two doses of varicella (chickenpox), unless a health-care provider states that the child has had a diagnosis of typical varicella disease or verification of a history of varicella disease by a health-care provider or a diagnosis or herpes zoster disease or verification of a history of herpes zoster disease by a health-care provider.
One dose of MCV or MPSV (meningococcal vaccine).
 
For more information about the vaccines, visit www.ksba.org/ImmunizationsinKentucky.aspx or contact the Taylor County Health Department, located at 1880 N. Bypass in Campbellsville, at (270) 465-4191.
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
The Russell County Boil Water Advisory on Dowell Road and Joe T Patty Dr. has been lifted.
 

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TAYLOR CO. DOLLAR GENERAL BURGLARIZED

 

The Campbellsville Police Department is currently working a burglary at Dollar General Store at 3400 New Columbia Road.  On Saturday, July 21, 2018 Campbellsville Police received an alarm at the Dollar General location. Upon officer’s arrival, it was determined that the front door glass had been broken and entry had been gained. Beer and several cartons of cigarettes were taken. Upon reviewing the surveillance footage, it was determined that an unknown white male wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans was involved. 

 

Anyone with information in regards to this burglary please contact the Campbellsville.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 7/24/18

 

BRANDY P. BROWN, 27 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), & TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (HEROIN).
 
SONDRA K. JOHNSON, 45 OF EUBANK, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR IMPROPER DISPLAY OF REGISTRATION PLATES, DUI, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & POSSESSION OF OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE.
 
BRIANNA M. CLEM, 23 OF MT. VERNON, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DUI-2ND OFFENSE, & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
WILLIAM G. WOODRUM, AGE 39, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR DESERTION FROM ARMED FORCES.
 
ROY S. HELM, AGE 61, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION-2ND OFFENSE.
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
HEATHER FEESE, 33 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE.
 
MISAEL C. TOLEDO, 44 OF LEXINGTON, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DUI, LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT/FAILURE TO RENDER AID OR ASSISTANCE, & NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT TIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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COLUMBIA MAN CHARGED WITH VIDEO VOYEURISM

 

According to the Adair County Community Voice newspaper, Columbia Police responded to Walmart on Saturday, July 21, 2018 and arrested 46-year-old Billy Huddleston, a Walmart employee, after finding that Huddleston illegally filmed at least 5 males in the restroom by holding a cellphone camera over stall walls.

 

Huddleston was charged with five felony counts of video voyeurism and lodged in the Adair County Regional jail. The investigation is ongoing by Columbia Police Officer Charles Greer and Sgt. Gary Roy.

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GREEN CO. MAN ARRESTED ON INDICTMENT CHARGES

 

(Green County, KY July 23, 2018)  Following an investigation by Trooper Clint Bale, the Green County Grand Jury returned an indictment on Larry Bloyd, age 69 of Greensburg for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (opiates). Trooper Bale arrested Mr. Bloyd on East Columbia Ave Greensburg on July 22nd, 2018 at approximately 9:38amET. Bloyd was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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SYRINGES FOUND ON PARK PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT; PARENTS BE VIGILANT

 

The health-associated risks of drug use goes beyond the use of the illegal substance itself.   Columbia Police Officers are routinely removing syringes from sidewalks, ditch lines, parking lots and just recently in local parks.
 
In the latest removal, Columia Police Department Officer John Dial and K-9 Gunner were training at a local park. Gunner immediately went toward the playground equipment at the Columbia City Park and gave Officer Dial a positive hit signal.  When Officer Dial looked to see what he had found, he discovered Gunner was alerting on some syringes on the playground equipment.  
 
Columbia Police remind parents to be vigilant and if you see drugs or paraphernalia, please call police immediately so it can be disposed of properly.
 

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ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 
(Casey County, KY July 23, 2018) On Sunday, July 22, 2018 at approximately 9:23pmET, Trooper Jake Harper conducted a routine traffic stop 3 miles south of Liberty on US 127. 36 year old, Errick Hamilton of Liberty was operating a 1997 Mercury at a high rate of speed when he was pulled over by Trooper Jake Harper. Upon contact with Mr. Hamilton, Trooper Harper noticed that he appeared to be under the influence. As Trooper Harper asked  Mr. Hamilton to step out of the vehicle, Trooper Martin Wesley observed the driver attempt to conceal an item under a baseball cap in the seat beside him. After performing sobriety test’s the subject was arrested and a search of the driver's seat led to Troopers finding approximately 2 grams of methamphetamine in a plastic bag underneath the baseball cap. 
 
Hamilton was charged with Speeding 17 MPH over the speed limit, Failure to wear seatbelts, No operator’s license, Operating a Motor vehicle under the influence of Drugs/Alcohol, .08 – 1st offense, Possession of a Controlled substance, 1st degree, 3rd offense or > Offense ( Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Hamilton was lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.
 

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TWO INJURED IN 2-VEHICLE CLINTON CO. COLLISION

 
(Clinton County, Ky July 23, 2018) Trooper Jason Warriner is investigating a collision that occurred on Sunday, July 22, 2018  at approximately 12:53  PM CST on Hwy 1351, approx. 5 miles west of Albany.  Cheyiann Kopke, age 21 of Burkesville, KY was operating a west bound 2003 Chevrolet 4 door when she lost control of the vehicle due to rain slickened road conditions.  Kopke entered the east bound lane striking a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup being operated by 55 year old Russell Decker of Burkesville.  
 
Kopke and Decker were transported to Cookeville Regional Medical and treated for non life threatening injuries. A female juvenile passenger in the Kopke vehicle transported to the Clinton County Hospital by EMS for non life threatening injuries.  A passenger in the Decker vehicle, Bonnie Decker, age 58 of Burkesville was uninjured. All parties involved were wearing seat belts. 
 
Trooper Warriner was assisted on scene by Clinton County EMS.
 

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ADAIR CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND - JULY 23, 2018

 
ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND . . .
 
Ricky Pyles, 28 of Columbia, KY was charged with possession of controlled substance first degree (drug unspecified), public intoxication (excludes alcohol), drug paraphernalia buy/possess.
 
Eron Davis, 29 of Breeding, KY charged with drug paraphernalia buy/possess, serving bench warrant for court.
Brandon Horn, 35 of Edmonton, charged with theft by unlawful taking-over $500 bu under $10,000, burglary 3rd degree, contempt of court libel/slander resistance to order.
 
Johnathan Hutcheson, 33 of Glensfork, KY charged with assault 4th degree domestic violence.
 
Billy Huddleston, 46, of Columbia, KY charged with five counts of video voyeurism.
 
Cheyenne Haggadone, 20 of Columbia, KY charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operators license, drug paraphernalia buy/possess.
 
All were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

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RUSSELL CO. WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
A Jamestown, KY woman was arrested Sunday morning, July 22, 2018 on drug trafficking and other charges following an investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department.
 
At approximately 8:30 a.m. Lt. David Cain contacted Tonya Brown Harden, 33, at the Four Seasons Car Wash on North Main Street after learning the registration on the vehicle she was operating had been cancelled.
 
During the stop, Det. Joey Hoover utilized K-9 Maxo to sniff the exterior of the vehicle with K-9 Maxo alerting to the presence of the odor of narcotics emitting from the vehicle. A subsequent search resulted in the discovery of approximately four (4) grams of “crystal methamphetamine” and a set of digital scales.
 
Harden was arrested by Lt. Cain and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth, over 2 grams), Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No/Expired Operators License, No Registration Plates and No Insurance.
 

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HEALTHY KIDS CLINIC TODAY (MONDAY) AT ACHS GYM

 
Healthy Kids Clinic will be holding an immunization clinic on 9am-5pmCT, today (Monday, July 23, 2018) in the Adair County High School Gym, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. Please park behind the gym and enter through the back door. All students must have the first dose of the Hepatitis A vaccine before the first day of school. Also, students 16 years and older must have a meningococcal booster.
 
If you have any questions please contact your child's school or the Adair County Board of Education.
 
- Adair County Primary School 270-384-3367
- Adair County Elementary School 270-384-0077
- Adair County Middle School 270-384-5308
- Adair County High School 270-384-2751
- Adair County Board of Education 270-384-2476
 
IMPORTANT: These immunizations are mandatory. Please remember to park in back of school. 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 7/23/18

 
On Friday approximately 11pm, Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Shepard arrested Chad Peyton, 34, of Liberty. Mr. Peyton was arrested on a Casey county indictment warrant for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.
 
On Friday at 12pm, Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Geoffrey Brown arrested Ronnie S. Means, 39, of Bethelridge. Mr. Means was arrested on a Casey county indictment warrant for possession of a controlled substance 1st (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia. Assisting in the arrest were Sheriff Jerry Coffman, Deputy Chad Weddle, Liberty Police Officers Steve Garrett with K-9 Mako, Doug Tarter and Probation and Parole officer Keith Price.
 
Other arrests over the weekend...
 
DERRICK S. HAMILTON, 36 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR SPEEDING (17 MPH OVER LIMIT), FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE, DUI, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/3RD OFFENSE (METHAMPEHTAMINE), & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
DONALD D. PROPES SR., 66 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE 1ST/2ND OFFENSE, & DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
PATRICIA A. ABBOTT, 37 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, DUI-2ND OFFENSE (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-3RD DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER, & EXCESSIVE WINDOW TINTING.
 
JONATHAN R. DICK, 29 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DUI, NO INSURANCE, EXCESSIVE WINDOW TINTING, & FAILURE TO NOTIFY D.O.T. OF ADDRESS CHANGE.
 
ADALBERTO GURRIVEN, 27 OF MONTICELLO, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR RECKLESS DRIVING, FAILURE TO SIGNAL, NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE, & DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
 
ROBERT D. SHELTON JR., 18 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT), & RESISTING ARREST.
 
ROBERT D. SHELTON SR., 45 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, & MENACING.
 
BRIAN C. SHELTON, 33 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, MENACING, ASSAULT-3RD DEGREE (POLICE OFFICER), RESISTING ARREST, TERRORISTIC THREATENING-3RD DEGREE, & FAILURE TO DISPERSE.
 
HEATHER N. NEW, 29 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR RECKLESS DRIVING, LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, & DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
 
JOSEPH L. JONES, 18 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR FAILURE TO SIGNAL, DISREGARDING A STOP SIGN, NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE, OBSTRUCTED WINDSHIELD, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
TIMOTHY E. HAGER, 47 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. CONSTABLE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE, & PROMOTING CONTRABAND-1ST DEGREE.
 
ALISHA D. DECKER, 43 OF MONTICELLO, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (OPIATES), PROMOTING CONTRABAND-1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, & IDENTITY THEFT.
 
WILLIAM H. FUGATE, 40 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE/HEROIN).
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
KENNETH D. NORMAN, AGE 30, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON.
 
SETH D. FRAZIER, AGE 23, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA, TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE/HEROIN), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
 
TENA M. KING, AGE 49, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FAILURE TO SIGNAL, TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SBUSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, & FELONY PAROLE VIOLATION.
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
NICHOLAS OWENS, 27 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
CHRISTY J. JUDGE-EASON, 34 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FRAUDULENT USE OF A CREDIT CARD (UNDER $500), & UNLAWFUL ACCESS TO A COMPUTER-3RD DEGREE.
 
AMY L. THOMOPOULOS, 40 OF LEXINGTON, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR NO TAIL LAMPS, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (HEROIN), DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED OPERATOR'S LICENSE-3RD OFFENSE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, PROMOTING CONTRABAND-1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT TIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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NO FOUL PLAY IN DEATH OF R.C. MAN

 
Investigators say there was no foul play in connection with the death of a Russell Co. man who was found dead in his front yard last week.
 
Based on preliminary  results of an autopsy that was completed on Friday, foul play has been ruled out in the death of 51-year-old David W. Burton. Burton’s body was discovered in his yard on Delphia Street in Russell Springs on Thursday afternoon. 
 
The Russell County Coroner’s Office and Russell Springs Police Department are continuing the death investigation.
 

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POLICE WARNING.... SECURE YOUR VEHICLES AT NIGHT

 
Columbia Police would like to remind everyone to  secure their vehicles at night.
 
Over the last 3 nights, approximately 18 cars within the city limits have been broken into. In these cases, there was no forced entry. The suspect or suspects are simply going from driveway to driveway checking for unlocked cars. Items taken range from electronics, cash, change, sunglasses and a firearm.  
 
If you see anything or anyone suspicious in your neighborhood, please call 911. 
 

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R.C. "CAN MAN" ATTACKED BY DOG

 

A long time resident of Russell County known as “The Can Man” is being treated at Russell County Hospital after being dog bitten.

Jerry Gentry, who has walked the streets for many years picking up cans, was seriously dog bitten on Saturday. Gentry was found by Jamestown Utilities worker Chris Back who observed a trail of blood and called 911. 

There have been rumors circulating that Gentry was stabbed, shot or even run over by a car, but they are not true.... Gentry was attacked by a dog(s).

According to a post on Facebook by Detective Joey Hoover with the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation is ongoing in efforts of determining who owns the dog(s) that bit Jerry and whether or not any violations of the law occurred with this happening. 

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PULASKI CO. MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH R.C. BANK ROBBERY!

 
A Pulaski County man has been arrested in connection with a Russell Co. bank robbery.
 
55 year old Mark Loveless of Science Hill, KY was arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 21, 2018 in connection with the June 6, 2018 robbery of BB&T Bank on Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs. Loveless was charged with Robbery 1st degree. He was also served a bench warrant for Court. 
 
Loveless was lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center. 
 

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ADAIR CO. FAMILY OF 5 LOSES EVERYTHING IN HOUSE FIRE

 
The family of Fred and Katrina (Tweety) McCarrol and their 3 children of 245 Harrison Road, Knifley, KY lost their home and all contents on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 due to a fire. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer’s Office, 424 Public Square, Ste 3, Columbia, KY. For more info. call 270-384-2801.
 
 
NAME                    PANTS        TOPS/SHIRTS                    SHOES    
FRED                      36X30           MENS XL                        MENS 8.5    
KATRINA                   14           WOMENS LARGE             WOMENS 7    
SARAH - age 18         8            WOMENS MEDIUM          WOMENS 6.5    
TUCKER - age 10     8/10             YOUTH 8/10                   YOUTH 8.5    
MOLLY - age 3           3T                 KIDS 3T                           KIDS 7  
 

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TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 8PMCT/9PMET

 
...TORNADO WATCH 289 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT /8 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING...
 

 
TONIGHT
Severe storms are expected through this evening. Damaging winds,
large hail, and tornadoes are all threats along with very heavy
rainfall and intense frequent lightning. Have a way to receive
weather warnings and a plan of action. The storms should be out of
the area midnight.
 
SATURDAY-THURSDAY
Afternoon thunderstorms are expected Saturday and Sunday. A few
strong storms are possible on Saturday afternoon, mainly in south
central Kentucky. The main threats will be gusty winds and heavy
rainfall.
 
Scattered afternoon and evening storms are expected each day through
the next work week.
 
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
 
Spotter activation will be needed through this evening.

 
KENTUCKY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE:
 
ADAIR                ALLEN               ANDERSON
BARREN            BOONE             BOURBON
BOYLE               BRACKEN         BRECKINRIDGE
BULLITT             BUTLER             CAMPBELL
CARROLL          CASEY                CLARK
CLINTON        CUMBERLAND     EDMONSON
FAYETTE           FRANKLIN           GALLATIN
GARRARD          GRANT               GRAYSON
GREEN               HANCOCK           HARDIN
HARRISON          HART                  HENRY
JEFFERSON      JESSAMINE         KENTON
LARUE                LINCOLN             LOGAN
MADISON           MARION              MASON
MEADE               MERCER            METCALFE
MONROE           NELSON               NICHOLAS
OHIO                  OLDHAM              OWEN
PENDLETON     ROBERTSON       RUSSELL
SCOTT                SHELBY              SIMPSON
SPENCER           TAYLOR              TRIMBLE
WARREN        WASHINGTON     WOODFORD
 
 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 7/20/18

 

  • AMANDA L. PHILLIPS, 28 OF MONTICELLO, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
  • JESSICA F. DANIELS, 32 OF MONTICELLO, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & BAIL JUMPING-1ST DEGREE.
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
  • DERRICK L. HELTON, 27 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PROBATION & PAROLE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), PROBATION VIOLATION, DUI, & DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
  • LOGAN D. COMBS, 20 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA (LESS THAN 8 OZ.), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
  • TENA M. KING, AGE 49, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FAILURE TO SIGNAL, TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, & FELONY PAROLE VIOLATION.
  • CHRISTOPHER C. WADE, AGE 32, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR DUI, RECKLESS DRIVING, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, & FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS.
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT TIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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RUSSELL CO. MAN FOUND DEAD IN HIS FRONT YARD

 

Authorities in Russell County are conducting a death investigation after a man was found dead the front yard of his home.
 
Police responded to the call around 1:30pm Thursday on Delphia Street in Russell Springs. The man has been identified as 51-year-old David W. Burton who resided at the address. His body was sent to the State Medical Examiner's office in Frankfort. Investigators are hoping an autopsy will determine a cause of death.
 

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ARMED ROBBERY IN CASEY CO. TUES. NIGHT

 
The Casey County Sheriff’s Department is investigated an armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 just before midnight. Two suspects entered the Valero store at the junction of West KY 70 and Tennessee Ridge Road, wearing masks and left with an undetermined amount of cash. According to authorities, there's no surveillance video of the suspects at this time. 
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the Casey County Sheriff’s Department at 606-787-6821.
 

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COLUMBIA-A.C. CHAMBER WORKING WITH DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS TO INCREASE ACTIVITY

 
The Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce is working with downtown merchants.
 
In an effort to support local businesses in the downtown area, which includes the public square and areas immediately surrounding, the Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce is working with merchants on a plan to increase activity in the area.
 
The purpose will be to coordinate activities, publicize businesses, and to encourage others to locate in the area. One of their first projects will be “To the 9s Downtown Market,” which will start on August 10.
 
“We are hoping that this effort will encourage the community to visit local stores in our town,” said Ellen Zornes, Executive Director of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Currently around 15 stores will be participating in the event which include local boutiques, eateries, and specialty shops immediately around and one block off of the public square. 
 
 “The purpose is to support local business in the community and to showcase unique shops,” said Pamela Hoots, President of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce.
 
The 2nd Friday of each month local businesses will be encouraged to stay open later for customers in the area. The events will be publicized and communicated through local publications and the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce.
 
The focus is to bring people to the businesses and to encourage shopping local. The first Friday will be August 10 and the second one will be September 14. 
 
For information: Pam Hoots 270-250-7010
 

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY - KY 1798 IN TAYLOR CO.

 
Closure of KY 1798 between Sullivan Road and Old Stoner Creek Road will take place July 23rd through July 27th for repair. There is no opportunity for large trucks to turn near the work area so it is important operators detour accordingly and pay attention to signage.  Up to Sullivan School will be accessible from the Acton end of Stoner Creek (from KY 70).  Motorists can access up to Old Stoner Creek Road from KY 70 about mile before the county line.
 
 
 
 
 

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POLICE STANDOFF IN PULASKI COUNTY

 

A Pulaski County man was arrested after an all night stand-off with Sheriff's Deputies and members of the Kentucky State Police including the KSP Special Response Team as well as Constable Danny Weddle.  

 

Pulaski Sheriff, Greg Speck, says around 8pm Tuesday deputies responded to the call of a domestic dispute on Woods Road in Nancy, involving 55 year old Ange M. Lane, and his estranged wife, Nicole Lane, age 42.

 

Ms. Lane had fled to a neighbor's house after allegedly being assaulted by her husband at their residence.  She also advised deputies that Ange Lane was heavily armed, and threatened to kill her and any law enforcement officers if she called the police.  

 

Pulaski County EMS personnel treated Nicole for lacerations to the head and before taking her to Lake Cumberland Hospital.

 

Ange Lane refused repeated requests from officers to exit his home and surrender.  Mr. Lane’s 16 year old son and a female acquaintance, Amber Adams, age 32 remained in the residence.

 

The stand-off continued through the night until Chief Deputy Jeff Hancock contacted the Kentucky State Police for additional assistance.  In the early morning hours on Wednesday, members of the Kentucky State Police Special Response Team (SRT) arrived on scene to assist the Sheriff's Deputies and Troopers.

 

At 2:20pm Wednesday afternoon a pickup truck, occupied by Amber Adams and the juvenile left the residence. Both were interviewed and taken into protective custody.

 

Mr. Lane later exited the trailer and began a dialog with officers.  Members of the Kentucky State Police SRT were able to fire 40mm rubber rounds that temporarily disabled Mr. Lane, who was armed with multiple firearms.  The suspect was quickly disarmed and placed under arrest. Over 20 guns were recovered from the residence.

 

Ange M. Lane was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained during the apprehension.  He was later lodged in the Pulaski County Jail on charges of Assault, 1st Degree-Domestic Violence, Terroristic Threatening, 3rd Degree.  Additional charges are forthcoming.

 

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CONGRESSMAN COMER SELECTED FOR FARM BILL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

 
1st District Congressman James Comer will serve on the Farm Bill Conference Committee. Tammy Sexton has details.
 
 

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DROWNING AT BARREN RIVER LAKE STATE PARK

 
GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Kentucky say a woman has been found dead at Barren River Lake State Park.
 
News outlets report a conservation officer responded to the scene and found the body of 50-year-old Angela Dunagan on Monday afternoon. Lt. Jeremy McQueary with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife says the woman was on the lake with another person when the incident occurred.
 
Officials say a 911 call was made to report a possible drowning near Narrows Marina at the lake. A death investigation is ongoing.
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
The Boil Water Advisory on Highway 1611 in the Ono community of Russell County has been lifted. You no longer have to boil your water.
 

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ADAIR CO. FIRE DESTROYS VACANT HOME

 
The Adair County Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1820 Millerfield Road at 1:48amCT on Wednesday morning, July 18, 2018.  Upon firefighters arrival, the house was determined to be vacant and was totally engulfed in flames. The home was owned by Jonathon Gaskins and was a total loss.  There were 13 firemen on the scene for approximately 2 hours.  
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 7/18/18

 

  • LARRY N. BRYANT, 39 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY CHAD WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-3RD DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, & RESISTING ARREST.
  • DIXIE A. TURPIN, 30 OF BETHELRIDGE, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY BROWN WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERANLIA.
  • KENNETH M. WHEELER, 60 OF LAWRENCEBURG, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT/FAILURE TO RENDER AID OR ASSISTANCE, & WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE.

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LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.

 

  • RODNEY H. DAVIS, 44 OF EUBANK, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. CONSTABLE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-2ND DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), RESISTING ARREST, NO MOTORCYCLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE, & IMPROPER EQUIPMENT.
  • ALVIN A. APPLEBY, 71 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR UNLAWFUL TRANSACTION WITH A MINOR-2ND DEGREE.
  • CODY J. PATTON, 25 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR SPEEDING (26 MPH OVER LIMIT), RECKLESS DRIVING, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, FAILURE TO TRANSFER/REGISTER A MOTOR VEHICLE, & FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE).

LODGED IN PULASKI CO. JAIL.

 

  • MOLLY N. MONTERIUS, AGE 29, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (ON FOOT), RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (FIREARM), TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
  • ANDREA GRIBBINS, AGE 36, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION.

 

LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.

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

 

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UPDATE: WEST FRAZIER AVE, COLUMBIA HAS RE-OPENED

From Columbia-Adair Utilities . . .
 
West Frazier Avenue in Columbia has reopened after repairs this morning. The road is now open.
 

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ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO ARREST

 
(Clinton County, KY July 17, 2018) On July 12, 2018 just after 5pmCT, KSP Trooper Jordan Carter conducted a traffic stop 1 mile north of Albany on McWhorter Road. 50-year-old Michael Matthew of Albany was operating a 2003 Ford Taurus; he was unable to provide registration for the vehicle. After further investigation, Trooper Carter discovered the license plate appeared to have a homemade decal sticker showing it was valid. Matthew was arrested and charged with failure to wear seat belt, no registration plate, no registration receipt, failure to produce insurance  card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance 1st offense, operating on suspended or revoked license, display of illegal/altered registration plate, and criminal possession of a forged instrument 1st degree. Matthew was lodged in the Clinton County Jail.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN RUSSELL CO.

 
A Boil Water Advisory is in effect until further notice in Russell County on Highway 1611 due to a water main break.
 

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ALBANY, KY MAN WHO DISCHARGED FIREARM IN HOME OF ESTRANGED WIFE & CHILD, SENTENCED

 
FRANKFORT, KY. (Mon 16 Jul 2018) - Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Special Prosecutions announced on Monday that a Clinton County man has been sentenced to serve 5 years for 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.
 
On July 12, Guffey was sentenced to 5 years in prison and must also pay $1,000 in restitution.
 
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 November 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.
 

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R.C. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING REPORT

 

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

 

 

 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 7/17/18

 

MINDY L. POLSTON, 25 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE/HEROIN), & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
CODY J. PATTON, 25 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR SPEEDING (26 MPH OVER LIMIT), RECKLESS DRIVING, DRIVING ON SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, FAILURE TO REGISTER/TRANSFER A MOTOR VEHICLE, & FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE).
 
JORDAN R. HUNTER, 25 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE, & OPERATING AN ATV ON ROADWAY.
 
SELENA A. COUNSELOR, 19 OF BRONSTON, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SBUSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
 
KATI L. MONTGOMERY, AGE 38, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE), POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR.
 
MATTHEW L. ROSE, AGE 27, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE.
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT TIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 

THE CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET IN REGULAR SESSION MONDAY.
 
JAILER, TOMMY MILLER ADDRESSED THE COURT CONCERNING RENEWAL OF THE JAIL'S CELL PHONE CONTRACT, AND A $50,000 TECH GRANT FOR COMPUTER SYSTEM UPGRADES. THE COURT APPROVED PENDING A REVIEW BY COUNTY ATTORNEY, TOMMY WEDDLE.
 
MILLER ALSO PRESENTED THE COURT WITH A PROPOSAL FOR A STATE WORK RELEASE PROGRAM. IT'S BASICALLY THE SAME PROGRAM IN USE FOR LOCAL INMATES. MILLER PROPOSED A PILOT PROGRAM OF ABOUT 5 INMATES FOR A FEW MONTHS TO SEE HOW IT GOES. THE ISSUE WAS TABLED 'TIL NEXT MEETING, PENDING A REVIEW OF THE PROGRAM BY THE COUNTY ATTORNEY.
 
MILLER TOLD THE COURT THAT CONTRABAND HAS BECOME AN INCREASING PROBLEM FOR JAIL FACILITIES EVERYWHERE, INCLUDING CASEY COUNTY. HE PRESENTED A PROGRAM TO REPLACE STANDARD MAIL WITH A DIGITAL SERVICE, AND PROPOSED THE ACQUISITION OF A BODY SCANNER FOR THE JAIL. THE COST OF THE SCANNER IS $185,000, SET UP ON A YEARLY PAYMENT OF $25,000. THE MONEY WOULD COME FROM THE JAIL'S CANTEEN FUND. THE COURT TABLED THE ISSUE FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION.
 
TWO TERMS ARE NEARING EXPIRATION ON THE LIBRARY BOARD. THE COURT VOTED TO RE-INSTATE STACEY BEELER. KAY KING WAS VOTED IN TO FILL THE SEAT BEING VACATED BY MARK WOLFORD. THE TERMS ARE FOR FOUR YEARS.
 
THE COURT VOTED TO KEEP THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TAX RATES UNCHANGED FOR THE YEAR. THE RATE WILL STAY AT 4.3 CENTS PER $100 ASSESSED VALUE FOR REAL & PERSONAL PROPERTY, AS WELL AS MOTOR VEHICLES.
 
UNDER MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS, A PART-TIME SEASONAL EMPLOYEE AT THE AG CENTER REQUESTED HIS PAY PERIOD BE CHANGED FROM MONTHLY TO BI-WEEKLY. THE REQUEST WAS APPROVED.
 
AND THE COURT VOTED TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS, AS REQUIRED PER AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE KENTUCKY WIRED PROJECT.
 

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FORMER EMPLOYEE OF CONTAINER MANUFACTURING COMPANY GUILTY OF TAMPERING WITH CONSUMER PRODUCTS

 
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A former employee of a container manufacturing plant, located in Hart County, Kentucky, pled guilty in United States District Court to tampering with consumer products Friday before United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.
 
In 2016, Waylon J. Horton, age 44, worked as an employee of the container manufacturing plant in the area of Print Set-Up on the production line for Styrofoam drinking cups at a specific company facility in Horse Cave, Kentucky. On two separate occasions in July 2016, Horton, with reckless disregard for the risk of death or bodily injury it might cause, placed pieces of broken glass in Styrofoam drinking cups that were then shipped to fast food restaurants. Glass pieces were subsequently found in cups at three different restaurants in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. After receiving complaints, the container manufacturing plant put the distribution of Styrofoam cups that were produced in its facility on hold and seven additional boxes containing Styrofoam cups with broken glass were ultimately found.  
 
At sentencing, Horton could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison, a period of supervised release of up to three years, and fined up to $250,000. According to the plea agreement, Horton will also owe restitution in an amount to be determined at sentencing. Horton is scheduled for sentencing before Judge Greg N. Stivers on October 11, 2018, at 9:45 AM in Bowling Green.
 
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Amanda Gregory and Marisa Ford and is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hart County Sheriff’s Office. 
 

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8 CHARGED IN MARION AND TAYLOR COUNTY DRUG CONSPIRACIES

 
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States Attorney Russell Coleman today announced the arrests and indictments of eight defendants from Taylor and Marion Counties on conspiracy charges to sell methamphetamine and cocaine.  Multiple law enforcement agencies including the Kentucky State Police (KSP), the Columbia, Kentucky, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) served federal arrest warrants this morning in an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in south central Kentucky.
 
“These arrests and indictments are testament to a renewed sense of collaboration amongst those that protect our Commonwealth from narcotics trafficking” stated U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman “As long as some persist in flooding Kentucky communities with their poison, they will be met with federal, state, and local law enforcement standing shoulder to shoulder.”
 
Eight defendants were charged in three separate indictments on July 11, 2018, by a federal grand jury meeting in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Defendants Christopher Shipp, Matthew Smothers, and Patricia McNear are charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Marion County, Kentucky, between March and June of 2016.  Mickey DeWayne Watson is charged in a four-count indictment with possession and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Taylor County, Kentucky, during June and August of 2016. Further, William Downs, Rashad Dunn, Cali Gomez and Keyaira Grider are charged in a single count indictment with conspiracy to possess and intent to distribute cocaine base during April and May of 2016 in Taylor County, Kentucky.
 
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Larry Fentress and is being investigated by the KSP and the Columbia HIDTA Task Force with assistance from ATF, DEA and the Lebanon, Campbellsville, and Columbia Kentucky Police Departments. 
 
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The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
 

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METCALFE CO. DRUG ARREST

 
(Metcalfe County, July 16, 2018) – On Friday, July 13th, 2018 at approximately 5:38pmCT Troopers from KSP Post 15 responded to a residence on Billy Sparks Road in an attempt to execute an arrest warrant. Consent to search the residence was given resulting in a marijuana grinder, small plastic bags containing a crystal like substance, straws and glass smoke pipes being located. Trooper Ricky Cross arrested Nicholas Williams, age 19 of Edmonton, KY and charged him with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Williams was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. 
 

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CHS SBDM MEMBERS SEEK INPUT WITH PRINCIPAL SELECTION

 
Campbellsville High School Site-Based Decision Making Council members have begun the process to hire a new principal, and are now seeking input from community stakeholders.
 
On Monday, July 16, 2018 council members met to create a survey seeking input from parents, faculty/staff members, students and community members as to the qualities they would like to see in a new principal. Council members also met in closed session to discuss the questions they will ask candidates during interviews.
 
The survey is available on the District’s website at www.cville.kyschools.us. Links to the survey have also been posted on the Campbellsville Independent Schools pages on Facebook and Twitter. The survey will be open through Thursday, July 19, at noon.
 
The Council will meet in special session on Thursday, July 19, at 6 p.m. at Campbellsville High School. The meeting is open to the public. At that meeting, Council members will discuss applications and schedule interviews. 
 
CHS SBDM members are Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, CHS teachers Ben Davis, Anthony Epps and Tyler Hardy and CHS parents Lyle Knifley and Kayce Reynolds.CHS Principal David Petett recently resigned from his post, and will continue working for Campbellsville Independent Schools as director of food service and federal programs.
 
The CHS principal position was posted on Tuesday, July 10, and applications are being accepted.
 
For more information, visit http://www.cville.kyschools.us/employment
 

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LIBERTY MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

A Liberty, KY man was arrested on drug charges just before 9amET this morning (Monday). 
 
Casey Co. Sheriff Jerry Coffman arrested Daniel T. Abell, 26, of Liberty, charging him with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
He was lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 

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CARLISLE, KY MAN ARRESTED IN TAYLOR COUNTY -DUI AND OTHER CHARGES

 
A Carlisle, KY man arrested in Taylor County
 
An arrest was made over the weekend by Fish & Wildlife Conservation Officer John Harris. Harris tells Wave News that Billy Ison, 26 of Carlisle, KY was pulled over for a traffic stop on Wilson Creek Road in Taylor County at 5:14pmET on Sunday when he fled on foot. Ison was finally apprehended 2 hours later when he was found hiding in a fence row on Gumm Road about 7:15pmET. 
 
Ison is charged with Operating on a DUI Suspended License 2nd degree, Fleeing or Evading Police (on foot) 2nd degree and served with multiple warrants from Nicholas and Bourbon counties. 
 
Officer Harris was assisted by other fish and wildlife officers, Kentucky State Police and the Taylor County Sheriff's office.

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 7/16/18

 

On Saturday, approximately 9am, Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Bryan Shepard served an indicment warrant on James Phelps, 27, of McKinney. Mr. Phelps was arrested by Deputy Chad Weddle on June 14th for the theft of a trailer from Rock Lick Rd in the Science Hill area.

 

On Saturday, 5pm, Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Freeman Luttrell arrested Anna Wethington, 30, of Liberty, KY on a Taylor County indictment warrant for Burglary 3rd and Shoplifting.

 

OTHER WEEKEND ARRESTS...

 

BENJAMIN M. WEBB, 41 OF SOMERSET, KY ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR SPEEDING (7 MPH OVER LIMIT), RECKLESS DRIVING, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, DRIVING ON EXPIRED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, & DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
 
JAMES R. MOSES, 35 OF SOMERSET, KY ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DUI, & RECKLESS DRIVING.
 
SARAH M. STEVENS, 35 OF SOMERSET, KY ARRESTED BY KSP FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED, NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST/3RD DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
 
LONNIE R. CHANEY, 38 OF SCIENCE HILL, KY ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION (CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE), & POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
 
WESLEY S. CAUDILL, 41 OF SOMERSET, KY ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPEHTAMINE), & PUBLIC INTOXICATON (CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE).
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
KATI L. MONTGOMERY, AGE 38, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE), ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR, & POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
MATTHEW L. ROSE, AGE 27, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
SEAN C. BURTON, AGE 28, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR RECKLESS DRIVING, & DUI-2ND (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
 
ENIC W. ANDERSON JR., AGE 35, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (OVER $10,000).
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
JESSE GREGORY, 36 OF STANFORD, KY ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
 
TONY C. ESTES, 24 OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR DUI.
 
CHASTITY L. KESSLER, 33 OF LANCASTER, KY ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETMINE/HEROIN), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, RESISTING ARREST, & THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING-GASOLINE.
 
DAVID A. ZEZNANSKI, 32 OF STANFORD, KY ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & DUI.
 
ALL ARE  PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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BUSY WEEKEND FOR ADAIR SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: DRUG ARRESTS AND WRECKS

 
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Saturday, July,14,2018 at approximately 11:39pm Adair County Deputy Josh Durbin conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle that was observed leaving a construction site on South Highway 55. After a roadside investigation, Deputy Durbin placed a passenger in the vehicle 26-year-old Iesha Jones of Columbia under arrest for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver, 35-year-old Nicholas Murry was cited and released for driving on suspended license and rear license not illuminated. Deputy Durbin was assisted on the scene by Officer Jamie Cole and Officer Drew Conn with Columbia Police.
 

Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Sunday, July, 15, 2018 at approximately 3:49am Adair County Deputy Josh Durbin was dispatched to respond to a report of a suspicious male knocking on a door at a residence on Liberty Road. Deputy Durbin located 35 -year-old Byron Marcum who was arrested and charged with public intoxication controlled substance (Excludes Alcohol) and possession of methamphetamine. Marcum was also arrested for three warrants out of Russell County.

 

Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Sunday, July, 15, 2018 at approximately 4:08pm Adair County Deputy Derek Padgett responded to a single vehicle injury accident on Oak Grove Road. Deputy Padgett's preliminary investigation determined that 37-year-old Laramy J Conover was driving on Oak Grove when he lost control of his vehicle, left the road and stuck a tree head-on. Conover was transported by Adair County EMS to TJ Heath in Columbia where he was treated and released. He was then arrested by Deputy Joey Keith and charged with Driving Under the influence, Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance 1st offense. No/Expired registration plates. Deputies Keith and Padgett were assisted on the scene by Adair County EMS.
 
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports Sunday, July 15, 2018 at approximately 4:20pm Adair County Deputy Joey Keith responded to a two vehicle injury accident on Burkesville Road. Deputy Keith's preliminary investigation determined that 57-year-old Norman Warren of Magnolia was operating a 2005 Chevy driving North on Burkesville Road when he crossed the yellow line and struck the side of a 1995 Ford being driven by 53-year-old Dan Lawhorn of Breeding.  Norman Warren was transported by Adair County EMS to TJ Heath in Columbia where he was treated and released. He was then arrested by Deputy Keith for Driving Under the influence and possession of drug Paraphernalia. Deputy Keith was assisted on the scene by the Breeding Fire Dept, Adair County EMS, And SGT Jamie Richards with the Kentucky State Police.
 

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ADAIR SHERIFF LOOKING TO IDENTIFY THIS MALE IN REFERENCE TO THEFTS

 

The Adair County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the male in these photos in reference to recent thefts in Adair County. If you have any information on the identity of this male, please call the Adair County Sheriffs office at (270)384-2776 or Adair County Dispatch at (270)384-6464.

 

 

 

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PAVING OPERATIONS UNDERWAY ON CUMBERLAND PARKWAY IN ADAIR CO.

 

The Ky Transportation Cabinet District 8 advises motorists that crews are performing paving operations on the Cumberland Parkway in Adair County. Work began on July 9, 2018 at mile point 43, extending to mile point 48.1 (Petty's Fork). During these operations, the roadway is reduced to one lane. Work is expected to be completed in approximately 4 weeks.

 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING JULY 16

 
The Russell County School Board will meet on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 6:00pmCT at the Russell County Board of Education Central Office
 
AGENDA
1.Call to Order
2.Roll Call
3.Adoption of Agenda
4.Consent Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Payment of Bills
  • School Activity Fund Reports
  • Financial Report
  • Personnel Reports
  • Field Trips
5.Memorandum of Agreements for Mental Health Agencies
6.Job Description: Bus Mechanic
7.Termination of Cellular Service on Buses
8.RCMS Soccer Program
9.Custodian for School Nutrition Program
10.Addendum to the Extra Service Salary Schedule
11.Public Comment
12.Adjournment
 

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R.C. JAYCEES SAY NO TO DEMOLITION DERBY

 

The Russell County Jaycees met on Thursday evening and voted not to allow a local businessman to have a demolition derby at the Russell County fairgrounds. Lisa Clark has details: 

 

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CHS SBDM MEMBERS BEGIN PRINCIPAL SELECTION PROCESS

 
Campbellsville High School Site-Based Decision Making Council members have begun the process to hire a new principal. On Friday, July 13, Council members met for formal training on the process. The Council will meet in special session on Monday, July 16, at 9 a.m. at the Board of Education office. The meeting is open to the public. At that meeting, Council members will discuss gathering information from stakeholders, criteria for principal selection and interview questions.
 
CHS SBDM members are Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, CHS teachers Ben Davis, Anthony Epps and Tyler Hardy and CHS parents Lyle Knifley and Kayce Reynolds.
 
CHS Principal David Petett recently resigned from his post, and will continue working for Campbellsville Independent Schools as director of food service and federal programs.
 
The CHS principal position was posted on Tuesday, July 10, and applications are being accepted.
 
For more information, visit http://www.cville.kyschools.us/employment.
 

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COLUMBIA MAN CONVICTED OF ARSON & INSURANCE FRAUD

 
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A jury convicted a Columbia, Kentucky man yesterday following a five-day jury trial in United States District Court on charges of arson and insurance fraud, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.  The defendant set the fire, which destroyed his home, in order to collect on a $50,000 rental insurance policy.  An Adair County Volunteer Firefighter died while fighting the fire.
 
            “The men and women of our fire services are unsung heroes” said U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman “Greed-fueled arson that endangers those public servants will be appropriately dealt with by the Department of Justice.”
 
            The evidence introduced at trial established that the defendant, Steve Allen “Boo” Pritchard, 44, of Columbia, Kentucky, hatched a plan with his girlfriend, co-defendant Brandi Waggener, to set fire to their rental home, located in Columbia, Kentucky, during the early morning hours of June 30, 2011.  The Adair County Fire Department arrived on scene at approximately 3:12 AM.  While fighting the fire, Volunteer Fireman Charles Sparks suffered a heart attack on the second floor of the home.  He was rushed to the hospital and died eight days later on July 8, 2011.  In addition to his service as a volunteer firefighter, Sparks was a longtime Kentucky State Fire Marshal.  
 
            At trial, Pritchard provided an alibi that he was in Louisville delivering glass for his employer during the fire.  However, federal prosecutors disproved his alibi by introducing cell phone location data obtained by the FBI.  Several of co-defendants’ family and friends also testified that Pritchard had bragged about starting the fire in order to collect on the insurance policy.  Finally, federal prosecutors introduced evidence that established Pritchard had been involved in four previous fires that were set in order to collect insurance proceeds, one of which involved Pritchard setting fire to his own car.  
 
            Pritchard will be sentenced in Bowling Green on October 21, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. by United States District Court Judge Greg Stivers.  Pritchard faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 7 years in prison up to a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, $500,000 fine, and five years of supervised release.  Judge Stivers ordered Pritchard into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service after the jury announced its guilty verdict.  Waggener, who remains free on bond, has already pled guilty to both charges and is scheduled to be sentenced in Bowling Green on July 31, 2018 at 10:15 a.m.  
 
            Assistant United States Attorneys David Weiser and Nute Bonner are prosecuting the case.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.
 

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TWO PEOPLE ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN PULASKI COUNTY

 

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 Tuesday night, July 10, 2018.  

 

Tuesday afternoon, Deputy Marcus Harrison received information from Constable Mike Wallace and Constable Gary Baldock about the whereabouts of a subject wanted on Pulaski County Circuit Court Indictments.  Deputy Harrison located the suspect vehicle leaving the Bend of the Lakes area of Pulaski County and conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle.

 

Deputy Harrison approached the vehicle and located James Bradley Townsend, age 49 of Stevens Drive, Somerset, Kentucky, operating the vehicle.  Townsend was taken into custody. Upon searching the vehicle, officers located a large sum of cash. Deputy Harrison was assisted on the traffic stop and vehicle search by both Constable Wallace and Constable Baldock.

 

Upon further investigation, deputies gained enough information to apply for a search warrant for the Townsend residence on Stevens Drive.  Law Enforcement Officers converged on the residence and executed the search warrant. Several subjects were located inside of the residence.

 

During the course of the residential search, officers using the Sheriff's Office K-9 located approximately 46 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, and baggies.

 

One of the individuals in the residence, Felicia Dawn Young, age 31 of Highway 200, Monticello, Kentucky, was being sought on Wayne County Circuit Court Warrants and a Kentucky Parole Board Warrant.  While being placed under arrest, a search of Young also uncovered a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine in the pocket of her pants.

 

James B. Townsend was charged with:  1. Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine).  2. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 2nd or Greater Offense (>or = 2 grams Methamphetamine).  3. Persistent Felony Offender. (Number 2 and number 3 resulted from a Pulaski Circuit Court Indictment Warrant).

 

Felicia Dawn Young, (AKA Felicia Hicks) was charged with:  1. Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine).  2. Contempt of Court Libel/Slander Resistance to Order (3Counts). (All three counts resulted from Wayne Circuit Court Bench Warrants.)  3. Parole Violation (Warrant)

 

Both subjects were lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without incident.  Additional Charges are expected.

 

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the search warrant by the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force, Burnside Police Department, Constable Mike Wallace, and Constable Gary Baldock.

 

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GREEN CO. DRUG ARRESTS

 

(Green County, KY July 12, 2018) – On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at approximately 12:15 PM EST Trooper Scott Curry, Trooper Daniel Forbis and Greensburg Police conducted a knock and talk at a residence on West Buckner Hill Road after receiving an anonymous tip about possible drug activity at that residence. Upon contact with Jennifer Moss, age 34 and Brandon Shofner, age 27, both of Greensburg, gave consent for law enforcement to search the residence. Troopers located several smoke pipes with suspected marijuana and methamphetamine in them. 
 
Moss and Shofner were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine,) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana. 
 
Both subjects were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
 

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METCALFE CO. DRUG ARRESTS

 

Metcalfe County, KY July 12, 2018– On July 12th, 2018 at approximately 12:40 AM Troopers from Post 15 and Deputies from the Metcalfe County Sheriffs office served a search warrant at a residence located 10 miles southwest of Summer Shade on Randolph Summer Shade Road. Upon searching the residence units located marijuana, methamphetamine, digital scales and an undisclosed amount of cash. Trooper Ricky Cross arrested Bryan McCue, age 49 of Summer Shade, Thomas Stone, age 43 of Summer Shade and Christy Jones, age 32 of Scottsville for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (<2 gms methamphetamine), Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (methamphetamine,) Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug paraphernalia. Jones was also charged of Hindering Prosecution or apprehension- 2nd degree. 

 

All were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. Trooper Cross was assisted By Trooper Robert Maxwell and Metcalfe County Deputies Colby Romines and Charles Massey. 

 

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TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECK LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 

(Adair County, KY July 12, 2018– On July 11th, 2018 at approximately 11:00 p.m. Troopers from Post 15 were conducting a traffic safety check at an approved location on Fairground Street in Columbia. During the safety check Trooper Chase Willis made contact with a 2002 Buick Regal operated by Justin Carter, age 31 of Columbia. Trooper Willis observed signs of impairment, performed Standardized field sobriety tests and arrested Mr. Carter for DUI.  

 

While Tpr. Willis was performing sobriety tests, Columbia P.D. Officer Johnny Dial circled the vehicle with his canine Gunner, and informed Trooper Levi Scott that the canine had alerted narcotics in the vehicle. Tpr. Scott and Officer Dial then searched the vehicle and located a glass jar containing marijuana, methamphetamine and small digital scales. Trooper Scott then arrested the passenger, James Cary, age 29 of Columbia and charged him with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Meth), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

 

Both subjects were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

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METH LAB ARREST IN RUSSELL COUNTY EARLY THURSDAY

 
At approximately 4:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12th, a search warrant obtained by Deputy Dustin Bunch was executed at the residence of Cody W. Murray approximately 3 miles south of Jamestown. An active “meth lab” had been discovered earlier while officers were taking Murray and others at the residence into custody on arrest warrants on prior, unrelated cases.
 
The “meth lab” was neutralized and removed from the residence by RCSO Sgt. Mark Cromwell and RSPD Sgt. Chasity Shirley, certified technicians. All individuals located in the residence underwent decontamination procedures at the scene provided by the South Russell Fire Department.
 
A total of 5 persons have been charged and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center for Manufacturing Methamphetamine:
 
Cody W. Murray, 32, of Jamestown
Elisha Polston, 32, of Russell Springs
Rachel Tarry, 28, of Russell Springs
Shane Mullins, 33, of Eubank
Justin Gillock, 22, of Russell Springs
 
Conducting the investigation and arrests were RCSO Deputy Dustin Bunch, RCSO Sgt. Mark Cromwell, KSP Trooper Billy Begley, RSPD Sgt. Chasity Shirley and RSPD Officer Ethan Pike.
 
 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 7/12/18

 

JOHN R. TURPIN, 53 OF CLEMENTSVILLE, ARRESTED BY CONSTABLE MONDAY FOR ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE, CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, RESISTING ARREST, & ASSAULT-3RD DEGREE OF A POLICE OFFICER.
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
KYLE L. PENNINGTON, 30 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
WADE S. SMITH, 50 OF MONTICELLO, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR RECKLESS DRIVING, NO INSURANCE, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), & POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE.
 
ALISHIA Y. RODGERS, 42 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (HEROIN).
 
JAMES B. TOWNSEND, 49 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
JONATHAN T. ALLEN, 31 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATIOIN OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/3RD OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING RESIDENTIAL BREAK-IN

 
Columbia Police have arrested an Adair County man following a residential break-in. 
 
On Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Columbia Police responded to a residence on Keen Drive in the Green Hills Subdivision to a reported burglary. Upon arrival it was found that the back door of the home had been kicked in and items including, jewelry and a handgun, had been stolen. Officers were able to determine the incident happened between 2:30pm and 2:45pm. Officers were also able to get a description of the suspects clothing and facial description as he was seen running from the residence through the back yards of the subdivision.  
 
Officers later obtained a picture of the suspects video surveillance. At approx. 11:15 p.m. that vehicle was located, parked at Elizabeth Drive on Green Hills Rd, Columbia, KY. A search of the residence was conducted, resulting in all stolen items (including a handgun) being located.  
 
Jordan Perkins was taken into custody by Ofc. Charles Greer and Ofc Josh Brockman at 11:46 p.m. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of Burglary 1st degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500.00, and Criminal Mischief 2nd degree.
 
Officer Charles Greer was the arresting officer. He was assisted by Ofc Josh Brockman in the investigation. 
 
Columbia Police would like to give a special thanks to VFW Post 6097 for their assistance in this case. 
 

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RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETING JULY 12

 
The Russell Springs City Council will meet on Thursday, July 12, 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. ANGELA ARNETT GARNER, KENTUCKY NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION
b. JANETTE MARSON – RUSSELL COUNTY TOURISM ECONOMIC IMPACT
 
ADJOURNMENT
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 7/11/18

 

JAMES H. SHELL, 53 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR CULTIVATING MARIJUANA (OVER 5 PLANTS).
 
CHARITY EAST, 26 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (HEROIN/METHAMPHETAMINE), & TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA (LESS THAN 8 OZ.).
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
CHRISTOPHER M. PUCKETT, AGE 34, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN DEADLY LINCOLN CO. CRASH

 

THE LINCOLN COUNTY CORONER HAS IDENTIFIED THE MAN KILLED IN AN EARLY MORNING CRASH TUESDAY.

IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT TUESDAY, JUST SOUTH OF CRAB ORCHARD ON KY-39. THE LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS THE CAR LEFT THE ROAD & OVERTURNED BEFORE HITTING A TREE WITH VIOLENT FORCE. POLICE SAY 50 YEAR OLD LAWRENCE BURDETTE, OF MOUNT VERNON, WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

 

THE CRASH REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE MAN STABBED MULTIPLE TIMES

 

Campbellsville Police Say they were called to 122 Watson Court late Sunday, July 8, 2018 and found Bradley Ratcliff with multiple stab wounds. Witnesses say that Joseph Clements of Lebanon, KY forced his way into the Ratcliff home stabbing him mulitple times. Clements was leaving the scene when Campbellsville Police stopped his vehicle. Police say that Clements used his knife to cut Ratcliff's throat.

 

Campbellsville Police administered first aid. Ratcliff was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and Clements was taken to U of L Hospital in serious condition.

 

Criminal charges are forthcoming against Joseph Clements of Lebanon.

 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY

 

A Taylor County man has been arrested on Burglary charges,

 

Kevin D. Purkerson, 29, of Campbellsville, KY was arrested on Monday, July 9, 2018 by the Taylor County Sheriffs Dept. Purkerson was charged with Burglary, Criminal Mischeif and Fleeing/Evading Police. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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CASEY CO. BOARD OF EDUCATION 7/10/18

 

THE CASEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN REGULAR SESSION LAST NIGHT.
 
THREE COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS WERE NAMED IN RECOGNITION OF COMMUNICATIONS EFFORTS BETWEEN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND THE PUBLIC...
 
((CHAMPS))
 
SUPERINTENDENT, MARION SOWDERS, GAVE A PRESENTATION TO THE BOARD CONCERNING THE PLAYGROUND AT LIBERTY ELEMENTARY. HE TOLD THE BOARD THAT THE CURRENT EQUIPMENT WAS IN A STATE OF DIS-REPAIR. THE PROPOSAL WAS TO SCRAP IT AND BUILD AN INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND ON THE CURRENT SITE. MR. SOWDERS PRESENTED THREE DESIGNS FOR CONSIDERATION, WHICH WOULD ACCOMODATE CHILDREN FROM 5-12 YEARS OF AGE. THE ISSUE WAS TABLED FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION AT THE BOARD'S AUGUST MEETING.
 
TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR, CRAIG GRIFFIN, GAVE THE TRANSPORTATION REPORT...
 
((CRAIG))
 
SOME ITEMS OF INTEREST FOR APPROVAL ON THE CONSENT ITEMS LIST, INCLUDED ONLY TWO ON THE DROP OUT REPORT FOR THE YEAR, FREE LUNCHES FOR ALL STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE, JOHNSON CONTROLS WAS AWARDED A BID FOR AN UPDATE TO INTERCOM SYSTEMS, AND SEVERAL KITCHEN APPLIANCES WERE DECLARED SURPLUS PROPERTY.
 
MS. DEANA RICHARDS GAVE THE FINANCIAL REPORT...
 
((DEANA))
 
THE BOARD WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE LITIGATION.
 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL 7/10/18

 

THE LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL HELD THEIR REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING YESTERDAY AT CITY HALL.

 

THE COUNCIL HEARD A PRESENTATION FROM ANGELA ARNETT GARNER, WHO IS THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE LEGISTLATIVE & PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE FOR THE KENTUCKY INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, ALSO A COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR THE KENTUCKY NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION, BOTH ARE BASED OUT OF FRANKFORT. ARNETT ADDRESSED THE COUNCIL REQUESTING A PROCLAMATION FROM THE CITY, RECOGNIZING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY. THE PROPOSAL WAS TABLED FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION AT A LATER MEETING.

 

THE COUNCIL ALSO HEARD FROM A GROUP, REPRESENTING DOU COUNTY TELECOM, REQUESTING A FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE FOR THE CITY OF LIBERTY TO ENTER INTO A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH DOU COUNTY AS PART OF THE KY WIRED PROJECT. COUNCILMAN, NICK SCOTT MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE FIRST READING OF THE ORDINANCE. THE MOTION WAS SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN, BRIAN BEELER. THE MOTION PASSED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE.

 

THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL WILL BE AUGUST 13TH.

 

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ADAIR CO. WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR

 

Officer Davis with the Greensburg Police Dept. responded to a complaint of a small child walking alone in the roadway on East Columbia Avenue at 11:45amCT on Sunday, July 8, 2018. After Officer Davis located the child and ensured he was safe, an investigation ensued. Subsequent to the investigation, the child's mother, Mandy E. Bauer, 38, of Columbia, KY was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. Bauer was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.

 

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SPECIAL CALLED COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING JULY 10

 
There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Columbia City Council on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 4:45 p.m. at City Hall.  
 
AGENDA:
                
1. Call meeting to order
2. Open sealed bids for paving of City Streets advertised 6/28/18 issue of the Adair Progress
3. Motion to accept bids
4. Motion to adjourn
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOLS OPEN HOUSE & SUMMER REGISTRATION

 

Summer Registration Days
 
This event is for new and returning students
 
July 24th 12:00-6:00
July 26th 12:00-6:00
 
**The Summer Registration Days will be held at Adair County Elementary School to help accomodate a large turnout.
 
 
Adair County Schools Open House Dates/Times
 
Adair County Primary Center August 6th 4:00-6:00
 
Adair County Elementary School August 7th 4:00-6:00
 
Adair County Middle School August 2nd 4:00-6:00
 
Adair County High School
            Freshman Orientation August 6th 6:00
            Schedule pickup for grades 10-12 August 6th 8:00-2:00 
 
 
Adair County Schools 2018-19 School Calendar
 
Opening Day
Aug. 8
 
First day for Students
Aug. 9
 
Labor Day-Holiday-No School
Sept. 3
 
ERF Begins
Sept. 7
 
Fall Break
Oct. 8-12
 
Veterans’ Day Observed-No School
 
Parent Teacher Conference
Nov. 12
1:00-7:00
 
Thanksgiving Break-Holiday-No School
Nov. 21-23
 
Christmas Break-Holiday-No School
Dec. 19-Jan. 2
 
Martin Luther King Day-Holiday-No School
Jan. 21
 
Presidents’ Day-No School
Feb. 18
 
Spring Parent Teacher Conferences -No school
March 11
1:00-7:00
 
Spring Break-No School
April 1-5
 
ERF Ends
April 26
 
Last day for Students
May 16
 
Closing Day
May 17
 
 

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1-VEHICLE INJURY COLLISION LEADS TO DUI ARREST

 

(Clinton County, Ky July 9, 2018) -Trooper Jason Warriner is investigating a collision that occurred on July 8, 2018 at approximately 12:30pmCT on U.S. 127 in the limits of Albany. Daniel Duvall, age 29 of Albany, KY was traveling southbound on U.S. 127 when he failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck a building. Mr. Duvall and two juvenile passengers were not belted and were transported to the Clinton County Hospital where they were treated and released for minor injuries.

 

Duval was arrested and charged with the following: Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alc/Drugs/etc .08 (Agg Circum) 1st offense, Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License, Failure to Wear Seatbelts, Failure to use Child Restraint Device in Vehicle, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance/ 2nd, Wanton Endangerment- 2nd Degree and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon. 

 

Trooper Warriner was assisted on the scene by Clinton County EMS and Albany Police Department.

 

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PAVING BEGINS TODAY ON CUMBERLAND PARKWAY IN ADAIR CO.

 
The Ky Transportation Cabinet district 8 advises motorists that crews begin performing paving operations on the Cumberland Parkway in Adair County today (07/09/18). Work will be performed starting at mile point 43 and extend to mile point 48.1 (Petty's Fork). During these operations the roadway will be reduced to one lane. Work is expected to be completed in approximately 4 weeks.

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TAYLOR CO. MAN FACING HEROIN CHARGES

 

The Taylor County Sheriffs Dept responded to a car stalled in the road on Saturday night on Highway 68 (Greensburg Road) resulting in the arrest of 21 year old Monte Lamar Smith of Campbellsville. Smith was charged with Trafficking in Heroin and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was also wanted on an outstanding Taylor County warrant.

 

The arrest was made by Taylor County Deputy Tyler Finn. Smith was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.

 

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ADAIR CO. FAIR PAGEANTS/CONTESTS

 

Several pageants were held this weekend at the Adair County Fair and 92.7 has the results:
 
 
 
Miss Adair County Fair Pageant
 
Winner: Brooke Lee Bugg of Henderson County -16 year old daughter of Ron & Donna Jo Bugg
 
Miss Teen Pageant
 
Winner: MacKenzie Dayton Bennett - 14 year old daughter of Adam Bennett & Christy Burton of Columbia.  MacKenzie will advance to the Miss Kentucky Teen Pageant representing Adair County.
1st runner Up: Kaylyn Smith, the 14 year old daughter of Kirby & Andrea Smith of Campbellsville
2nd runner Up: Tie between Morgan Reynolds of Woodford Co. (14 year old daughter of Keli & Jeremy Reyolds) AND Erica Rena Hall of Adair Co. (13 year old daughter of Felicia & Michael Shockley) 
 
Miss Teen Adair County (for local contestants)
 
Winner: Beth Cowan - 13 year old daughter of Jamie & Gale Cowan of Columbia
 
Miss Pre-Teen Pageant
 
Winner: Haylin Makay Adams - 9 year old daughter of Tim & Amanda Adams of Cave City. Haylin will compete at the state level representing Adair Co. later on this year.
 
Miss Pre-Teen Adair County (for local contestants only) 
 
Winner: Gracie Denae Gist -11 year old daughter of Robby & Latasha Gist of Columbia
 
Little Mr. & Miss Adair Co. Fair
 
Winning Couple: Ila Ann Loy & Kaden Heath Jackson.
Ila is the 6 year old daughter of Matt & Megan Loy of Columbia; Kaden is the 6 year old son of Hunter & Kelly Jackson of Columbia.
 
Tiny Tot Contest (2-3 year olds)
 
Girls winner: Sawyer Raylee Toebbe - 2 year old daughter of Harvey & Demi Toebbe of Liberty
No boys competed in this category
 
Tiny Tot Contest for 3-5 year olds
 
Girls winner: Kynlee Marie Foster - 4 year old daughter of Mark & Shanna Foster of Columbia
Boys winner: Canyan Laken Bennett - 5 year old son of Adam & Chanessa Bennett of Russell Springs
 
Mister & Miss Sunshine Pageant
 
ALL of the contestants were winners: Allie Chadwell, Beth Ann Lawless, Jayden Wilkerson, Will Shepherd, Becky Stotts, Kaleb Greenwell, Bentley Hand, Audrie Ezra Hamilton, Rebecca Cheatham and Kylie Jo Inscho.
 
Coca Cola Talent Contest
 
Winner: Chloe Yates, 14, of Prospect, KY who done a gymnasticks & dance routine
1st runner-Up: Madison Stotts,16, of Columbia, KY who sang Strawberry Wine
2nd runner-Up: Ericka Hall, 13, of Columbia, KY who sang a song
 

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2 DRUG ARRESTS IN RUSSELL CO. FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

 

A traffic stop followed by a K-9 alert resulted in two persons being arrested Friday night in Russell County on drug trafficking and possession charges.
 
Just before 8:00 p.m. Deputy Nathan Ginn stopped a pickup truck on Maple Street for an equipment violation. After a brief conversation with the driver, Det. Joey Hoover utilized K-9 Maxo resulting in two positive alerts by K-9 Maxo to the odor of illegal drugs emitting from the truck. A subsequent search by officers resulted in the discovery of “crystal methamphetamine”, a “loaded syringe”, marijuana, other items of drug paraphernalia and various pills.
 
The driver, Johnathon Mark Blakey, 48, and a passenger, Brittany Dawn Gilpatrick, 27, both of Jamestown, KY were arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Gilpatrick was also charged with Illegal Possession of Legend Drug.
 
Both were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
KSP Trooper Billy Begley, RSPD Sgt. Bobby Pritchard and RSPD Officer Ethan Pike also assisted.
 

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NEW KY HOUSE BILL REQUIRES LWC HWC TO COLLECT SALES TAX

 
Kentucky House Bill 487, recently passed into law, requires the Holloway Health and Wellness Center to collect a 6% sales tax on memberships, pool parties, and products. This law went into effect on July 1, 2018 while we were closed for maintenance. This means that all new charges (both monthly and payments at the desk) will be subjected to the new tax.
 
Things effected:
memberships
rentals/pool parties
products
 
Things NOT effected:
special classes (i.e. lifeguard certification)
personal training
Silver Sneakers memberships
 
Please feel free to direct all questions or concerns to Abe Cross at crossa@lindsey.edu or 270-384-7380.
 

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BESHEAR ISSUES ALERT FOR MILITARY CONSUMER MONTH

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 6, 2018) – July is Military Consumer Month, and Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning veterans and military families to be on the lookout for the most common veteran-specific scams.
 
Beshear said the alert is part of his office’s “Mission Veterans Protected” (MVP) program aimed at helping Kentucky’s veteran community combat the findings in an AARP study where veterans are twice as likely to fall victim to fraud when compared to nonveterans.
 
“My office is currently working to help two widows of veterans who lost more than $43,000 to scammers pretending to be active duty soldiers,” Beshear said. “It is a disgrace that con artists target military families, and we are working to prevent these crimes by making sure Kentucky veterans, active duty service members, reservists and their families can identify the most common veteran-specific scams.”
 
Beshear said 3 of the top veteran-specific scams identified in the AARP study are:  
 

1. Charitable Donations Scams – When con artists lie and claim to be a veteran or service member who is collecting charitable donations to support other veterans and veteran causes. 

 

Tip: Verify all charities before making a donation and never send cash, wire money, pay in gift cards or use other untraceable methods of payment. Donors who are not familiar with a charitable organization can verify official organizations on CharityNavigator.org. Visit the Attorney General’s website to find additional charity research tools.

 

2. Military Discounts and Free Programs Scams – Scammers target veterans by claiming to offer military discounts or access to free goods and services through special government programs.

 

Tip: If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Many legitimate organizations do offer genuine discounts for veterans, but first research offers online and with the Better Business Bureau. Never provide sensitive personal or financial information in exchange for a “discount.”

 

3. U.S. Soldier Impersonation Scams – A variety of veteran scams appear as someone who pretends to be a U.S. soldier and claims he or she needs a friend, financial help or to sell goods and services for a cheap price. The scammers go as far as opening up fake social media accounts and use real names and photos of U.S. soldiers that they have stolen from real U.S. soldiers. 

 

Tip: If anyone you do not know contacts you and quickly asks for money it is most likely a scam. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command recommends soldiers and their families actively search social media sites to see if a scammer is using their name and information. Soldiers may conduct a Google image search of their social media profile pictures. If a soldier or a family member is being impersonated the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command offers a flyer that provides resources to help report and stop fake profiles.

 
Beshear said for additional information and a complete list of the top 10 veteran-specific scams visit the MVP website, which also provides a list of upcoming community events and a printable awareness poster. The MVP program has more than 30 community partners, including AARP Kentucky, who work to serve the nearly 300,000 veterans who call Kentucky home.
 
“Mission Veterans Protected” is the latest step Beshear has taken to both stop con artists and help protect veterans.
 
Most recently, Beshear announced his office assisted in shuttering the doors of a charity, VietNow National Headquarters Inc., that misled thousands of donors by claiming contributions supported local veterans.
 
Beshear recommends all Kentuckians stay ahead of scammers by signing up for his office’s Scam Alerts. To enroll text the words KYOAG Scam to GOV311 (468311) or online at ag.ky.gov/scams and select text message or email alert.
 

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JAMESTOWN LAKEFEST ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT

 

LAKEFEST ENTERTAINMENT THIS EVENING (SATURDAY)

 

6pm - Winding Creek Studio Band

7pm - Country Artist J.D. Myers

8:30pm - Country Artist Mo Pitney

10pm - FIREWORKS

 

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MISSING MARION CO. MAN HAS BEEN LOCATED

 
Columbia, Ky. (July 3, 2018) – Kentucky State Police are asking for the public's assistance in attempting to locate 39-year-old Shane Wright of Lebanon, KY.  Shane is a 5’10” 286 pounds, white male with brown hair and blue eyes.  He was last seen when he checked himself out of Eastern State Mental hospital on June 2, 2017.  
 
Mr. Wright's family has no idea where he may be. If anyone has information regarding his whereabouts, please contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 15 at 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency.  Tpr. Daniel Forbis is investigating.    
 
 
**********************************UPDATE*******************************************
 
Shane Wright was located by Falmouth Police Department on Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 8:41amCT and was arrested on outstanding warrants. Wright was lodged in the Pendelton County Jail. 
 

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R.C. FISCAL COURT MEETING

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will meet on Monday, June 9, 2018 at 6:00pmCT.
 
AGENDA
  • WELCOME, PLEDGE & OPENING PRAYER
  • MINUTES
  • PAY BILLS 
  • DETENTION CENTER REPORT
  • TREASURER’S MONTHLY, QUARTERLY & FISCAL YEAR END SETTLEMENT REPORTS
  • TRANSFER $25,000.00 FROM GENERAL TO TOURISM 
  • TRANSFER $14,495.00 FROM GENERAL TO 911 DISPATCH 
  • TRANSFER $538,015.00 FROM GENERAL TO JAIL 
  • TRANSFER $11,963.00 FROM GENERAL TO LGEA 
  • TRANSFER $10,000.00 FROM ABC TO 911 DISPATCH
  • TOURISM DIRECTOR – JANETTE MARSON
  • AFFIRMATIVE ACTION REPORT FOR FY 17-18
  • ROAD CHANGES
  • ADJOURN 
 

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ADAIR CO. ACCIDENT CAUSES DAMAGE TO SEVERAL VEHICLES AT LOCAL DEALERSHIP

 
Columbia Police responded to a single vehicle injury collision on Jamestown Street on Wednesday that resulted in damage to several vehicles at a Columbia auto dealership.  
 
On July 4, 2018 at 2:01amCT, Columbia Police Officer Drew Conn observed an auto collision happen in front of him while on patrol. 16 year old Shawn Harrison of Columbia, KY was operating a 2003 Dodge Durango headed north on Jamestown Street.  Harrison lost control of his vehicle and struck a parked vehicle in the parking lot of Franklin Nissan.  The vehicle then turned on its side, slid down the roadway and struck 2 more vehicles parked on the lot.  All 3 vehicles were owned by the dealership. Debri from the collision damaged a 4th vehicle on the lot also owned by Franklin Nissan.  
 
Harrison was treated on scene by Adair County EMS and transported to TJ Health Columbia. He was not belted at the time of the collision. 
 
At this time it is believed driver fatigue is a contributing factor. CPD Officer Drew Conn is continuing the investigation. 
 

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ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST IN ADAIR CO.

 
(Adair County, Ky July 5,  2018) – On Wednesday, July 5, 2018 at approximately 12:20amCT, Trooper Billy Begley conducted a routine traffic stop on a blue 2001 Chevy blazer on Jamestown Street in Columbia.  
 
Trooper Begley issued a citation to the driver for Failure to Wear Seatbelts while Columbia P.D. Officer Johnny Dial officer walked around the vehicle with his canine Gunner. Officer Dial stated that the canine positively alerted on the vehicle. Trooper Begley and other officers searched the vehicle and located a couple of syringes with a clear substance in them and a marijuana joint. All these items were found in a container belonging to a 19 year old passenger, Sabrina Lowther of Somerset, KY. Lowther was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Marijuana. Lowther was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. 
 
Trooper Begley was assisted by Columbia Police Department and the Adair County Sheriffs Office.
 

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SHOOTING IN PULASKI COUNTY

 

Pulaski Co. Sheriff Greg Speck reports that deputies as well as other law enforcement officers responded to a 911 call of a shooting in Eubank, KY at approximately 8pmET on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

 

Deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, KSP Troopers, Somerset Police Officers, Eubank and Science Hill Police Officers responded to 416 Northern Crossing Road, 10 miles north of Somerset to find a single victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

 

According to witness statements, a family dispute led to a physical altercation between family members at the residence and resulted in one individual being shot.

 

Dustin Sparkman, age 35 of 416 Northern Crossing Road was treated at the scene for a gunshot wound to the torso by Pulaski County EMS personnel and was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center by Air Methods.

 

Joseph Sparkman, age 56 of the same address was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of a knee injury received during the altercation.

 

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office. No charges have been brought at the time of the press release.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 7/5/18

 

KATELYN M. STAMPER, 19 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY CHAD WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE).
 
BRIAN R. MONDAY, 28 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY CHAD WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE), TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DISREGARDING A STOP SIGN, POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON, & DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
MARTI L. RUBARTS, 40 OF EUBANK, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAPHETAMINE), & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARPAHERNALIA.
 
GWENDOLYN COLEMAN, 47 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, & RESISTING ARREST.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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WASHINGTON CO. MAN CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT

 

(Washington County, Ky July 3, 2018 Trooper Daniel Forbis is investigating an unlawful imprisonment case that occurred Tuesday, July 3rd, at 12:15pmET on Coulter Lane in Springfield, Ky.  Ryan Curtsinger, age 20 of Springfield, unlawfully restrained Hannah Hardison, age 18 and 1 year old Riley Curtsinger, both of Springfield. During the incident Curtsinger assaulted Ms. Hardison. Ms. Hardison was transported to Springview hospital by a family member where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Curtsinger was arrested without incident and charged with: assault 4th degree (domestic violence), violation of a KY EPO/DVO, unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree and wanton endangerment 2nd degree.

 

Curtsinger was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. 

 

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COMMODITIES AVAILABLE TO RUSSELL COUNTY RESIDENTS - JULY 5, 2018

 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 Judge Gary D. Robertson and the Russell County Fiscal Court in conjunction with the Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland program will be giving out commodities at the Russell County Rescue Squad Building located on South Hwy 127 from 11am-1pm or until all commodities are given away.
 
For more information, please contact the office of Russell County Judge Executive Gary D. Robertson at 270-343-2112.
 

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STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED IN COLUMBIA

 

Columbia Police Department and Adair County Sheriff's Office have recovered a stolen vehicle taken from West Page St, Columbia on June 24, 2018.

 

According to the police report, the vehicle was recovered on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 3:17 pm when CPD Officer Kevin Atwood and Adair County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Hitch responded to a call that a vehicle that Columbia Police had been looking for was in the Creek View mobile home park. Upon arrival, a 2010 Mazda 6 was located.

 

A suspect in the theft, Larry Taylor, 38, of Adair County had been developed by CPD Officer Josh Brockman and a search of the area resulted in Taylor being found hiding in a closet of a mobile home. Deputy Hitch also found Taylor to be in possession of methamphetamine, scales, cash and a loaded firearm. Taylor is a convicted felon and unable to possess any firearm. Taylor was also served with 4 outstanding warrants of arrest including one from Probation and Parole.  

 

Taylor was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by Deputy Brandon Hitch on the warrants. Officer Brockman and Adair County Deputy Hitch will present their cases to the Adair County Grand Jury seeking indictments on the auto theft and drug charges.

 

Atwood and Hitch were assisted at the scene by Officer Jamie Cole, Sheriff Harrison Moss and Officer Josh Brockman.

 

 

 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
As of 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 the Boil Water Advisory starting at 1116-1203 Jamestown St., Industrial Park Dr., Parkview Dr. and 1561-1798 Hwy 55 South, 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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1-VEHICLE ADAIR CO. ACCIDENT SENDS DRIVER TO HOSPITAL

 
On Sunday, July 1, 2018, the Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle accident on Knifley Road. A preliminary investigation determined that Samuel Langham, age 25 of Knifley, KY was operating a 2007 Jeep Commander south bound on Knifley Road. Langham lost control of his vehicle in a curve at the junction of Holmes Bend Road and Knifley Road, and overturned several times before coming to rest on his side. Langham was transported to TJ Health Columbia for injuries sustained. 
 
Deputy Derek Padgett was assisted by Adair County Constable Jason Rector.
 

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MISSING PERSON

 
Columbia, Ky. (July 3, 2018) – Kentucky State Police are asking for the publics assistance in attempting to locate 39-year-old Shane Wright of Lebanon, KY. Shane is a 5’10” tall, weighs 286 pounds, a white male with brown hair and blue eyes.  He was last seen when he checked himself out of Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, KY on June 2, 2018.  
 
If anyone has information regarding his whereabouts, please contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 15 at 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency. Tpr. Daniel Forbis is investigating.    
 

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LIBERTY WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
On Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at approximately 11:00amET, Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Shepard arrested Tiffany Reid, 34, of Liberty. Reid was arrested on an indictment warrant for theft, promoting contraband and possession of methamphetamine.
 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE FIRE RUN

 

Campbellsville Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a report of an structure fire on Monday, July 2, 2018. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke coming from an electric panel in a bedroom. Firefighters extinguished the fire, conducted a primary search for occupants and provided an overhaul to the residence. There were no injuries reported and the home sustained moderate smoke and fire damage to the bedroom.

 

11-Firefighters on the scene

3-Apparatus on the scene

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 7/3/18

 

GARY A. SHARP, 30 OF BURNSIDE, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-3RD DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
ALEXANDER GOMEZ, AGE 25, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE, LICENSE PLATE NOT LEGIBLE, & DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
 
BILLY J. GRIDER, AGE 28, & CODIE M. WIDELL, AGE 26, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER, & POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
SAMUEL L. BLAKEY, 35 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE/3RD OFFENSE.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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MITCH McCONNELL AT CASEY CO. JUDICIAL CENTER TODAY

 

SENATOR MITCH McCONNELL WILL VISIT CASEY COUNTY TODAY (TUES., JULY 3, 2018). HE'LL BE AT THE CASEY COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER AROUND 3:30PM ET THIS AFTERNOON.
 

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KSP POST 15 MONTHLY REPORT

 

MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT

June 2018

 

Columbia, Ky. (July 2, 2018)   During the month of June 2018, there were 16 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.

 

There were no fatal collisions during the month of June in the Post 15 area.

 

This brings our yearly fatality count to 11 compared with 5 through this same period in 2017.

 

Statewide fatality count stands at 317 compared with 357 through this same period in 2017.

 

During the month of June 2018, there were 1035 citations written, 285 courtesy notices written, 1235 vehicles inspected, 710 complaints answered, 56 motorists assisted, 52 criminal cases opened and 235 criminal arrests made.

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ONE INJURED IN 2-VEHICLE COLLISION IN METCALFE COUNTY

 
(Metcalfe County, Ky July 2, 2018) - Trooper Ricky Cross is investigating a collision that occurred on July 1st, 2018  at approximately 5:38 PM CST on New Liberty Big Meadow Rd in Metcalfe county. Thaddeus Westmoreland, age 21 of Edmonton, was operating a 2005 GMC eastbound on New Liberty Big Meadow Rd when he had a steering malfunction. Westmoreland lost control of his vehicle and crossed into the west bound lane, striking a 2010 GMC pickup, operated by Timothy Adams, age 28 of Knob Lick.  A passenger, Ashley Westmoreland age 32 of Edmonton was transported by Barren/Metcalfe EMS to T.J. Sampson and was treated for minor injuries. Thaddeus and Ashley Westmoreland were not wearing seat belts. Timothy Adams, Holly Adams, age 27 of Knob Lick, and three juvenile passengers in his vehicle were all wearing seat belts and were uninjured. 
 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN CHARGED WITH ROBBERY & ATTEMPTED RAPE

 

On Saturday, June 30, 2018 the Campbellsville Police Department responded to Trendsetters Consignment located at 109 Nancy Cox Drive to the report of an armed Robbery. Upon officers arrival, it was determined that a male subject had held the clerk at gunpoint and attempted to rape her. The subject then took the money from the clerk and fled the scene.  A witness was able to obtain a license plate number of the suspect. After further investigation it was determined that 50 year old Michael H. Adams of Crescent Hill Drive, Campbellsville, KY was the suspect. Adams was taken into custody and a search warrant was executed on his residence and vehicle. Adams was arrested and charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Attempted Rape 1st Degree. Adams was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.  
 
The victim was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for injuries received during the incident. 
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 
Date Issued: 07/2/2018
Time Issued: 12:00 p.m.
 
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District starting at 1116-1203 Jamestown St., Industrial Park Dr., Parkview Dr., and 1561-1798 Hwy 55 South.
 
The advisory has been issued due to line modification. 
 
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 3 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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STOLEN VEHICLE INVESTIGATION IN CASEY COUNTY

 
The Casey County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of a 1999 black Chevrolet S-10 that was taken from west KY 70. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 606-787-6821 or any local law enforcement agency. The picture attached is not the actual vehicle, but similar.
 

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TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN A DRUG ARREST IN ADAIR COUNTY

 
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Monday, July,2, 2018 at approximately 2:00amCT, Adair County Deputy Joey Keith observed a 1998 Chevy driving carelessly and conducted a traffic stop on the Public Square. After a roadside investigation, Deputy Keith asked assistance from Columbia Police Officer Johnny Dial and K-9 Gunner. With K-9 Gunners help, Deputy Keith was able to locate a small amount of suspected methamphetamine inside the vehicle and placed the passenger, 35-year-old Nathan Curry under arrest for Possession of Meth. Curry was also arrested for an outstanding warrant. The driver, 44-year-old Carlos Grant was cited and released for Operating on a Suspended Operator's License. 
 
Deputy Keith was assisted on the scene by Deputy Josh Durbin Columbia Police officer, Greer Officer dial and K-9 Gunner.
 

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WANTED MAN ARRESTED IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 

A Russell Springs man wanted on a recent grand jury indictment and a warrant in connection with a meth trafficking charge was apprehended late Saturday night after fleeing from a vehicle being stopped by sheriff’s deputies.

At approximately 11:00 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. Mark Cromwell and Det. Joey Hoover initiated a traffic stop on a Chrysler van for a traffic violation on U.S. 127. After pulling off the main roadway into the parking lot of the Sunoco, the passenger jumped out of the vehicle and fled into a wooded area behind the convenient store. He was apprehended a few minutes later after exiting the woods and attempting to flee again near the Cumberland Animal Hospital.

Kirk Logan Caudill, 21, was arrested on a Russell Circuit Court Indictment Warrant charging him with Tampering with a Monitoring Device and Escape. Caudill was also charged with Fleeing or Evading Police on Foot, a Class “D” Felony.

Caudill was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

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RUSSELL CO. ACCIDENT/ARREST

 

A single vehicle wreck on “Bernard Ridge Road” sent a Jamestown man to the local hospital then to jail Saturday evening.

Sgt. Mark Cromwell’s investigation determined that 34-year-old William Seth Oaks lost control of the 1996 GMC truck on KY 619, the vehicle left the road and struck a tree. Oaks was transported by Russell County EMS to the Russell County Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. After being released from medical care, Oaks was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on charges of 3rd offense DUI and Driving on a DUI Suspended License.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 7/2/18

 

  • JODY K. PADGETT, 41 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY BRYAN SHEPARD WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DUI, POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, MENACING, INDECENT EXPOSURE-2ND DEGREE, & RESISTING ARREST.
  • ROGER N. MCDONALD, 40 OF DUNNVILLE, ARRESTED BY CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DUI, & POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-3RD DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
  • KRISTY R. HALL, 31 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY CHAD WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, & NO INSURANCE.
  • AMANDA B. HUTCHINSON, 43 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY CHAD WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), DUI (4TH), & DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE-2ND OFFENSE.
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
  • MICHAEL D. BURTON, 63 OF S.C., ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE, & LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT/FAILURE TO RENDER AID OR ASSISTANCE.
  • JAVIER V. VALLE, 44 OF BRONSTON, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR SPEEDING (20 MPH OVER LIMIT), FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), RECKLESS DRIVING, DUI-3RD OFFENSE (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE, LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, RESISTING ARREST, & ASSAULT-2ND DEGREE.
  • JAYME M. WITHERSPOON, 38 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (UNDER $500), TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
  • ABEL SALVADOR, 32 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DUI, POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, & DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
  • PRESTON J. SPENCER, 36 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE, & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
  • JORDEN E. HOLLY, 33 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR IMPROPER SIGNAL, TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE-1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND/3RD DEGREE, & PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER.
  • ANGELA L. WASHINTON, 48 OF FERGUSON, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE.
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
  • STACY L. JONES, AGE 32, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR IMPROPER SIGNAL, NO REGISTRATION PLATES, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
  • ELIZABETH STULL, 69 OF WAYNESBURG, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-2ND DEGREE, DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, RESISTING ARREST, ASSAULT-3RD OF A POLICE OFFICER, TERRORISTIC THREATENING-3RD DEGREE, & CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-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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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON NUMEROUS CHARGES

 
An Adair County man was arrested over the weekend following a complaint of a possible impaired driver.
 
On Saturday, June 30, 2018 at approximately 9:30 am, Adair County 911 received a complaint of a possible impaired driver traveling north on Campbellsville Road. Chief Deputy Aaron Rainwater along with Officer Josh Brockman were dispatched to Campbellsville Road where it was determined that 36 year old Scottie Allen of Columbia had wrecked his vehicle. Allen was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs (aggravated circumstances), resisting arrest, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, terroristic threatening 3rd degree, license to be in possession, reckless driving and two counts of assault 3rd degree on a police officer. Allen was transported to TJ Health Columbia for treatment and then lodged in the Adair County Jail. 
 
Deputy Rainwater is investigating the incident. He was assisted on scene by Sheriff Harrison Moss, Officer Jordan Dean, Officer Jamie Cole, Constable Joe Collins and Kentucky State Police.
 

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