Local News Archives for 2018-08

COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETS SEPT. 4

 
The next regular meeting of the Columbia City Council will be on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.
 
AGENDA
Call to Order: 
Roll Call
Pledge of Allegiance
Citizens Comments
1st Item: Motion to Approve Minutes of August 6, 2018 Regular Called Meeting
2nd Item: Motion to Accept Minutes of July 10, 2018 Special Called Meeting
Mayor Comments
Council Comments
Motion to Adjourn 
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 

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MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN COLUMBIA FRIDAY

 
A 5-vehicle accident occurred in Columbia at 11:15amCT this morning (Friday). The crash resulted in 2 helicopters flying people out.
 
The wreck occurred at the intersection of Burkesville Road and the Columbia Bypass. The road was blocked to thru traffic for several hours while police investigated the accident. Several emergency agencies responded including the Columbia Police Department, Adair County Sheriff's Office, EMS, Fire Dept. and others. An official accident report has not been released at this time.

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CASEY CO. ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 8/31/18

 

PACO PAZ, 21 OF RUSSELL SPRINGS, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, & FAILURE TO REGISTER TRANSFER OF MOTOR VEHICLE.

LODGED IN THE CASEY COUNTY JAIL.

 

JENNIFER L. McCABE, AGE 36, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR DUI, CARELESS DRIVING, UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A LEGEND DRUG.

BRIAN A. RASNAKE, AGE 41, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, & THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING/SHOPLIFTING (UNDER $500).

BRADLEY C. WATTS, AGE 23, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING/SHOPTLIFTING (UNDER $500), & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

LODGED IN THE BOYLE COUNTY JAIL.

 

ROBERT L. REED, 28 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR DUI & FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS.

LODGED IN THE LINCOLN COUNTY JAIL.

 

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

 

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GREEN CO. JUVENILE THREATENS TEACHER

 
A Green County juvenile has been charged with threatening a teacher.
 
According to the Greensburg Police Dept., a 17 year old juvenile was detained by Green Co. High School Resource Officer Todd Rogers on Tuesday at approx. 11:45amCT after a complaint. The juvenile was charged with Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree and Abuse of a Teacher. The juvenile was released to his parents pending contact from the Green County Court Designated Worker.
 

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TAYLOR CO. DRUG ARRESTS

 
(Taylor County, KY August 30, 2018) On Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at approximately 9:31pmET, KSP Trooper Scott Curry was on routine patrol when he observed a black, 2017 Dodge pickup truck traveling west on Hodgenville Road at a high rate of speed. Trooper Curry initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver of the pickup, 29-year-old Sara Hartman and a passenger, 31-year-old Justin Ratliff, both of Campbellsville, KY. Upon contact Trooper Curry noticed that both subjects appeared to be under the influence. When he asked both subjects to step out of the vehicle, he observed Ratliff trying to conceal something in his pocket. After searching Ratliff, Trooper Curry located a glass smoke pipe in his pocket with suspected methamphetamine residue in it. Trooper Curry then searched the vehicle and located another glass smoke pipe, straws, several small baggies and approximately 8 grams of suspected methamphetamine. 
 
Hartman was arrested and charged with Speeding 23 MPH over the speed limit, No License in Possession, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, DUI 1st, Failure to Wear Seatbelt, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Ratliff was charged with Public Intoxication, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Wear Seatbelt and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Both subjects were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
 

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CASEY CO. ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 8/30/18

 

BOBBY L. HAGAN, 33 OF DANVILLE, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).

LODGED IN THE CASEY COUNTY JAIL.

 

JAMES A. SUMLER, 46 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR SPEEDING (19 MPH OVER LIMIT), RECKLESS DRIVING, NO TAIL LAMPS, NO INSURANCE, NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMNATED, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON.

LODGED IN THE PULASKI COUNTY JAIL.

 

MARY BEGLEY, AGE 63, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR DUI.

MELISSA WARREN, 40 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR RESISTING ARREST, & DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE.

BRITTNEY COPE, 29 OF MOUNT VERNON, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY PRUITT WITH CASEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR GIVING OFFICER FALSE ID, & THEFT OF IDENTITY.

LODGED IN THE LINCOLN COUNTY JAIL.

 

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

 

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R.C. SCHOOL BOARD TAX HEARING AUG. 30 & SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

 
Tax Hearing
August 30, 2018 5:30 PM
Russell County Board of Education Central Office
 
1. The Russell County Board of Education will hold a tax hearing beginning at 5:30 PM on Thursday, August 30, 2018. The proposed tax rate is 52.2 for real estate and personal property (tangible) with the motor vehicle (52.2) and utility (3%). The proposed rates will keep the current rates unchanged.
 

Russell County Board of Education Special Called Meeting
August 30, 2018 6:00 PM
Russell County Board of Education
Central Office 

 

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Adoption of Agenda

4. August 20, 2018 Meeting Minutes

5. 2018-2019 Tax Rates (Propose To Leave Rates Unchanged)

6. Public Comment

7. Adjournment

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CAR VS MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SENDS 2 TO HOSPITAL

 
On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 4:39pmCT, Adair County E911 Center received a call of a 2-vehicle auto accident involving a motorcycle 4 miles east of Columbia on Liberty Road. 
 
The Adair County Sheriff's Office responded and was able to determine that a 2008 Toyota car driven by Karen Terry of Columbia, KY had come to a stop on Liberty Road after a vehicle in front of her attempted to make a left turn onto Beulah Chapel Road. A 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle, being operated by Jonathan Neat of Columbia, KY was unable to stop and struck Terry's vehicle in the rear-end.
 
Jonathan Neat was transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair County EMS and airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital. A passenger on the motorcycle, Amanda Foster of Columbia, KY was transported to TJ Health where she was treated and released. 
 
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss and Deputy Brandon Hitch were the investigating officers.
 

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EARLY MORNING A.C. TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 
An early morning traffic stop resulted in an Adair County man being arrested on drug charges. 
 
On Monday, August 27, 2018 at 12:30amCT, Ofc. Jamie Cole initiated a traffic stop on a 2001 BMW for a registration violation.  After a roadside interview, it was found the operator had a suspended operators license and was in possession of marijuana in the vehicle. Arrested was Dioulde Niane, 22, of Columbia, KY on charges of Operating on Suspended Drivers License and Possession of Marijuana.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR AREAS IN LIBERTY

 

The Liberty City Water Plant has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the South end of Adams Street, along with Sanders, and Griffith Streets. Also, East Casey County Water District has a boil water advisory for Cedar Hill Road AND Shop Hill Road until further notice! Consumers in those areas should bring any water used for human consumption to a rolling boil for at least 3 minutes. This advisory remains in effect until further notice.

 

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HWY 127 CLOSURE IN RUSSELL COUNTY


SOMERSET, KY (Tue 28 Aug 2018) - The Kentucky Department of Highways will temporarily close U.S. 127 Business in Russell County at mile point 11.7 (Greasy Creek bridge), for bridge maintenance, beginning at 8amCT, Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Crews will close the route at approximately 8amCT and will re-open by approximately 6pmCT, each day, Tuesday, September 4 through Friday, September 7. The start date and duration may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. A detour route will be signed via KY 619. 
goky.ky.gov 

 

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ASPHALT TRUCK OVERTURNS ON EAST 80

 

An asphalt truck overturned on Russell Springs Road (Hwy 80) on Tuesday afternoon, August 28, 2018 at approx. 4pmCT. No one was injured.

 

 

 

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LAKE CUMBERLAND REGIONAL COLLEGE & WORKFORCE CTR GROUNDBREAKING

 
The groundbreaking of the new Lake Cumberland Regional College & Workforce Center was held on Tuesday afternoon.  The WAVE's Lisa Clark has details.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COLUMBIA POLICE ARREST ADAIR CO. MAN ON IDENTITY THEFT & DRUG CHARGES

 
On Sunday, August 26, 2018 while on patrol, K-9 Officer John Dial located a white male sitting inside a truck in the area of Dahoney Trace. The occupant appeared to be asleep or passed out. The officer initiated contact with the occupant to check on him and it was determined he was under the influence of an intoxicating substance.  
 
Officer Dial deployed his K-9 Gunny after his investigation revealed their may be a controlled substance in the vehicle. The K-9 gave a positive indicator on the location of drugs, and marijuana was recovered from the vehicle. The occupant, 28-year-old Corey Polk of Columbia, KY was also found to be in possession of another persons identification cards and financial information. Polk was arrested on charges of Public Intoxication (excludes alcohol), Theft of Identity, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage in Public (prohibited) and Possession of Marijuana. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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2 ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN COLUMBIA

 
(Adair County, KY August 28, 2018) On Sunday, August 26, 2018 at approximately 5:08pmCT, Trooper Nick Davis responded to Bomar Heights in Columbia in reference to a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway, blocking traffic. When Trooper Davis arrived, he observed a white, 1992 GMC pickup parked in the middle of the road. Trooper Davis made contact with the driver, 38 year old Curtis Keith of Columbia. Mr. Keith stated that he had ran out of gas. The driver of the vehicle consented to a search of the vehicle resulting in glass pipes, methamphetamine concealed in a cigarette pack, small baggies and a straw being found and confiscated as evidence.
 
Trooper Davis arrested and charged Keith, along with a passenger in the vehicle, 19 year old Breanna Taylor of Columbia, with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Keith received additional charges of operating on a suspended or revoked license, no operators license, failure to produce insurance card and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, 1st offense. Both were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. 
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD CALLED MEETING

 

The Adair Co. School Board held a special called meeting on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Jim Leib has details: 

 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT SPECIAL MEETING

 

THE CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT WILL MEET IN SPECIAL SESSION WEDNESDAY MORNING AT 8AM IN THE COURT ROOM OF THE OLD COURT HOUSE. THE MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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RUSSELL COUNTY METH BUST 8/28/18

 

On Monday, August 27, 2018 at approximately 11:40amCT, members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, Russell Springs Police Department and Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at 342 Voils Road, Russell Springs. The joint investigation and search resulted in 3 persons being arrested for Trafficking in Methamphetamine, one person was arrested for Possession of Meth, and more than 4 ounces of “crystal meth” was seized along with $3,978.00 cash.

Those arrested and the criminal charges they are facing include:

  1. Mary Jo Brown, age 51 – Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia & Possession of Marijuana.
  2. Bobby G. Smith, age 54 – Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Prescription Controlled Substance Not In Proper Container, Driving on Expired Operators License
  3. Daniel Joe Brown, age 39 – Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth)
  4. Daron McQueary, age 40 – Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth) & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

All four persons were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. More charges are likely when additional evidence is presented to a future session of the Russell County Grand Jury.

Officers involved in the investigation, search and arrests include: Sgt. Mark Cromwell, Sgt. Evan Burton & K-9 Matt, Det. Joey Hoover & K-9 Maxo, and Deputy Nathan Ginn of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department; Sgt. Chasity Shirley, Officer Ethan Pike and Officer Lucas Justice of the Russell Springs Police Department; Trooper Martin Wesley, Trooper Jordan Carter and Trooper Adam Likins of the Kentucky State Police and Officer Zach Carney with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife.               

 

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LAKE CUMBERLAND REGIONAL COLLEGE & WORKFORCE CTR GROUNDBREAKING AUG. 28

 
The groundbreaking of the new Lake Cumberland Regional College & Workforce Center will be held Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Here's Russell County School Supt. Michael Ford.  

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ADAIR CO. POLICE PURSUIT ENDS WITH SUSPECT CRASHING HIS VEHICLE

 
According to the Adair County Sheriff's Office, on Monday, August 27, 2018 at approx. 12:07pmCT, Adair County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Hitch was at a location on Carrie Bolin Drive attempting to locate a male subject with arrest warrants. Deputy Hitch noticed a male subject setting in a black jeep acting suspicious. When Deputy Hitch approached the vehicle and asked the male to stop, he started the vehicle and fled, striking another parked vehicle. Deputy Hitch pursued the vehicle and was able to get a visual on it. The vehicle traveled East on Russell Springs Road turning onto Christine Road then traveled onto New Concord Road when the vehicle lost control striking a tree. The male subject exited the vehicle and ran a short distance before he was detained. 
 
31-year-old Jeffrey Iames of Columbia, KY was arrested and charged with Fleeing/Evading Police in a Motor Vehicle 1st degree, Wanton Endangerment 1st degree (police officer), Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Reckless Driving, Fleeing/Evading Police on Foot 2nd degree, and Driving Without a License. Iames was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

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ADAIR CO. HEAD-ON COLLISION RESULTS IN ONE ARREST

 
Columbia Police investigated a 2-vehicle head-on collision in Adair County over the weekend. Officers believe the wreck is a result of drug impairment. 
    
According to the preliminary report, the collision occurred around 12pmCT on Saturday, August 25, 2018 when 37 year old Tara Hoover of Campbellsville, KY was traveling north on KY 55 and entered into the southbound lane. Hoover was operating a 2006 Dodge Charger and struck a 2013 Ford Explorer head-on. The Explorer was operated by Lou Ann Carter, along with a passenger, her 14 year old daughter. All parties were treated at the scene by Adair County EMS and transported to TJ Health Columbia for additional treatment. 
 
Hoover was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence of an Intoxicating Substance, along with several traffic violations.  Additional charges are expected as a result of the collision and will be presented to the Commonwealth by CPD Officer Drew Conn who is investigating the collision.   
 

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TAYLOR CO. LIBRARY CLOSURE

 
The Taylor County Public Library will be closed Friday, August 31-Monday, September 3, 2018 to allow for some exciting building improvements. It will re-open on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 with a fresh new look! Come check it out!

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HOT & HUMID TODAY (MONDAY)

 
Temperatures will rise to around 90 degrees today, and when combined with the humidity will lead to heat index readings in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees in some spots.
 
If you must be outside today be sure to drink plenty of water (start drinking before you feel thirsty) and try to take frequent
breaks in the shade or in air conditioning.
 

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PULASKI COUNTY BUS ACCIDENT

 

Sheriff Greg Speck reports that a Pulaski County School bus was involved in a non-injury accident at 7:18 am on Slate Branch Spur on Wednesday, August 23, 2018.

 

Lieutenant Jon Williams of the Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene of the accident to find an automobile and the school bus with front end damage to both vehicles. The operator of the school bus, Serena Bolin, age 40 of Somerset was westbound when it collided with an eastbound Chrysler automobile driven by Tiffany Elliott, age 39 of Somerset.

 

Preliminary indications of Lt. Williams's accident investigation found that both vehicles were negotiating a sharp curve when they had a front end collision.  There were several students on the bus at the time of the collision; however no one suffered any injuries in the accident.

 

The accident remains under investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

 

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PULASKI COUNTY DRUG ARREST 8/27/18

 

A Somerset man was arrested on several drug charges after a traffic stop by Trooper Adam Childress of the Kentucky State Police Wednesday evening, August 22, 2018.

 

At approximately 6:30 pm Wednesday evening, Trooper Childress observed a blue Pontiac G6 traveling on the 914 Bypass in Somerset.  A check of the registration plate revealed that the owner of the vehicle was wanted on a Circuit Court Incitement Warrant for Trafficking in Methamphetamine.

 

Trooper Childress conducted a traffic stop and made contact with its driver, David J. Suiter, age 37 of Joe Lewis Road, Somerset, Kentucky.  During the course of his investigation, Trooper Childress contacted Deputy Tim Pierce of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for his assistance in conducting a "walk around" of the vehicle using his canine Leo.

 

The canine gave a positive alert for drugs within the automobile.  Trooper Childress and Deputy Pierce located multiple baggies of a crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine, a baggie containing marijuana, 6 suboxone tablets, and 2 xanax pills and digital scales.

 

Trooper Childress arrested David J. Suiter and lodged him in the Pulaski County Detention Center under the following charges: 1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense-(>2 gms Methamphetamine).  2. Possession of Marijuana. 3. Possession of Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree- Drug Unspecified.

 

Trooper Childress also arrested a passenger in the car, Larry Walden, age 47 of Slate Branch Road, Somerset on a Pulaski County District Court Warrant for Failure to Comply.  He was also lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

 

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CASEY COUNTY ARRESTS 8/27/18

 

On August 19th, While investigating a complaint of a tent on private property, located on Green River Valley Rd, Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Weddle, Liberty Police Officer Jayson Grider discovered a moonshine still. Jacob D Ison, 44, of Liberty was cited for 1 charge of apparatus for unlawful manufacture alcoholic beverages, 1st offense. Several items were taken into evidence.
 
Shortly before 4pm Sunday, Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Weddle arrested Anthony Peyton, 23, of Liberty on a Casey County indictment warrant for possession of a controlled substance, (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
Around 2pm Friday, While executing a search warrant on Calvary Ridge Rd, Casey County Sheriff Jerry Coffman, Deputy Chad Weddle, Deputy Geoffrey Brown, Deputy Bryan Shepard, Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrrett and K-9, Officer Doug Tarter, Constable district 2 Ralph Mondie, Constable district 4 Darren Wesley arrested several suspects. 
 
Brandon Denton, 33, of Yosemite for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug paraphernalia, and Casey County warrant for failure to appear.
 
Joseph Goforth, 56, of Yosemite for trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 oz.) and Possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
Emerald A. Loveless, 18, of Science Hill. Ms. Loveless was charged with Possession of marijuana & Drug paraphernalia, & possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, (Methamphetamine).
 
William R. Rowland, 29, of Kings Mountain Ky. Mr. Rowland was arrested for Possession of Marijuana & drug paraphernalia, & possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, (Methamphetamine).
 
They were lodged in the Casey County Jail.
 

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CASEY COUNTY REBELS WIN OVER CAMPBELLSVILLE EAGLES

 

THE CASEY COUNTY REBEL FOOTBALL TEAM BROUGHT HOME ANOTHER WIN FRIDAY NIGHT, TAKING DOWN THE CAMPBELLSVILLE EAGLES 50-40.
 
LISTEN FOR A RECAP OF THE GAME AT 8:15 WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, STEVE STONEBRAKER.
 
THE REBELS ARE BACK ON THE ROAD THIS WEEK TO TAKE ON RUSSELL COUNTY.
 
CATCH ALL THE ACTION ON 98.7 THE BUCK AND CHASINTHEBUCK.COM.
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING AUG. 27

 
There will be a Special Called Adair County School Board Meeting on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Adair County Board of Education Conference Room for the purpose of:
 
   (1)   DISCUSSION/POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF 2018 TAX RATES
 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE NURSING HOME TO CLOSE

 

A Campbellsville, KY nursing home will soon be closing its doors. 

 

According to Louisville tv station WAVE, officials at The Grandview Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility confirmed that they will have meetings with families on Sunday, August 26 at 2 PM and 4 PM about the closing. They said that after the state received complaints about alleged neglect and abuse at the facility, investigators made multiple visits. 

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gave notice earlier this month that The Grandview Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility will not be participating in the Medicare program as of August 12. The agreement with Medicare was terminated because of a failure to meet Medicare's health and safety requirements, according to the notice. The facility has been notified that Medicare will cease to pay for services sent to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries admitted after August 12, 2018, although payment may continue for up to 30 calendar days for patients admitted on or before August 12, 2018.

 

The facility's 74 residents will be relocated across the state of Kentucky. CMS said they are closely monitoring the relocation of Medicare and Medicaid patients to other facilities. 

 

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JAMESTOWN FIRE SENDS FIRE CHIEF TO HOSPITAL

 
Fire and emergency personel responded to a fire Friday morning at approx.10amCT on Industry Drive in Jamestown, KY.
 
A controlled burn next to the building that housed the old Robert's Body Shop got out of control which resulted in the shop sustaining a significant amount of damage. Power lines were also down as a result of the fire. 
 
Jamestown Fire Chief Jeff Landers was injured and transported by Russell County EMS to the Russell County Hospital ER. Emergency Services said Chief Landers was struck in the head. 
 
The Jamestown and Russell Springs Volunteer Fire Department's were on the scene for several hours.
 

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SHAWN CHRISTY SPOTTED IN PENNSYLVANIA

 

There are new developments in the search for Shawn Christy, the man wanted by the FBI for threatening the president and other officials.
 
State and federal law enforcement looking for fugitive Shawn Christy were in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania early Friday morning after he broke into a home in Rush Township, PA late Thursday night.
 
Reportedly, Christy broke into a home along Ben Titus Road Thursday night. Roadblocks were put into place around the area while investigators searched for the 27-year-old. Ben Titus Road is approximately 5 miles away from McAdoo, Pennsylvania, Shawn Christy’s hometown. Christy is wanted by the FBI for making threats against President Donald Trump, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, and Adair Co. Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.
 
Earlier this week, police found a vehicle that Christy had allegedly stolen in Maryland in the parking lot of Walmart in Hometown, Pennsylvania. He has allegedly stolen at least 5 cars during a manhunt that began in June, and has been reportedly seen as far south as Kentucky (Adair County).
 
Christy is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about Christy’s whereabouts is asked to call 911. Federal authorities have announced a $20,000 reward for information leading Christy’s arrest.
 

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JAMESTOWN AND RUSSELL SPRINGS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS ON SCENE OF FIRE AT FORMER ROBERTS BODY SHOP BUILDING

 

Fire and emergency personel are on the scene of a fire at the former Roberts Body Shop on Industry Drive between 127 and Russell County Emergency Medical Services Headquarters.
 
According to officials, the fire started as a controlled burn that got out of control. Jamestown Fire Chief Jeff Landers was injured and transported by RCEMS to Russell County Hospital ER. Emergency Services said Chief Landers was struck in the head. 
 
The Jamestown and Russell Springs Volunteer Fire Department's are on the scene.
 

 

 

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LIBERTY MAN ARRESTED ON INDICTMENT WARRANT LAST NIGHT

 

Casey County man arrested on an indictment warrant for burglary.
 
Just before 11pmET on Thursday, August 23, 2018, Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Bryan Shepard arrested Ronald R. Glass, 34, of Liberty. Mr. Glass was arrested on a Casey County indictment warrant on E Ky 70 for Burglary, 3rd degree, Persistent Felony Offender, Theft by Unlawful Taking $500 or more but under $10,000.
 
He was taken to the Casey County Jail.
 

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BOOZE BURGLERS

 

Danville police asking for the public's help to find two guys who broke into Bluegrass Pizza and Pub.
 
They didn't steal cash, but did get away with hundreds of dollars worth of something else.
 
Surveillance cameras caught some images of the thieves walked out the back door.
 
The two broke in through kitchen window and started loading up bottles of liquor. They didn't touch any of the money that was in the register. Investigators think it may have been the work of past employees because they knew where the bottles of expensive alcohol were. That's pretty much all they took except for some ham and pepperoni, according to owner, Colin Masters.
 
They got away with a snack and more than $1,000 in alcohol.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact Danville Police at (859)238-1220.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 8/24/18

 

JOSHUA W. McELROY, 23 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY LIBERTY POLICE OFFICER SMITH FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION (CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE), DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, RESISTING ARREST, & 2 COUNTS OF POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-3RD DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
LODGED IN THE CASEY COUNTY JAIL.
 
ROBERT L. DRYDEN, 19 OF LOUISVILLE, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR ROBBERY-2ND DEGREE.
LODGED IN THE PULASKI COUNTY JAIL.
 
SCOTT D. LAKE, 53 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON, & POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN COUNTY JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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CASEY COUNTY REBEL FOOTBALL 8/24/18

 

CCMS Football won over Wayne County 26-6
CCHS Rebel golf defeats Southwestern by 15 strokes
Casey Boys Soccer defeats Wayne County 2-0
 
THE CASEY COUNTY REBELS ARE COMING OFF A HUGE WIN TO KICK-OFF THE SEASON LAST WEEK AGAINST BARREN COUNTY. TONIGHT THEY TRAVEL TO CAMPBELLSVILLE.
ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, STEVE STONEBRAKER...
 
CATCH ALL THE ACTION TONIGHT WITH STEVEN BROWN AND DAN JOHNSON STARTING WITH THE PRE-GAME AT 7:15, KICK-OFF AT 7:30, HERE ON YOUR HOME FOR CASEY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL REBEL FOOTBALL, 98.7 THE BUCK AND CHASING THE BUCK DOT COM.
 

 

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WOMAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN CONNECTION TO DEADLY BUGGY CRASH

 

The woman accused of hitting and killing an Amish man while driving intoxicated pleaded not guilty in court Thursday.
 
Police arrested 64-year-old Mary Carter of Crab Orchard in the case. She is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon on Highway 39 in Crab Orchard. The sheriff says an SUV driven by Carter hit the man from behind, and he was thrown from the buggy. The horse was able to run from the scene and is okay. The Lincoln County Coroner identified the victim as 52-year-old Bruce Troyer.
 

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RUBBER-MODIFIED ASPHALT GRANT FUNDING AWARDED TO ADAIR CO.

 
The Adair County Fiscal has been awarded funding for a thin rubber-modified asphalt (RMA) overlay project on West Egypt Road. This innovative RMA overlay consists of a new layer of rubber-modified asphalt applied over an existing solid foundation asphalt surface. If you are traveling in the Egypt community of Adair County in the coming days you’ll notice that there is a fresh new surface on West Egypt Rd. Gaddie-Shamrock won the bid to apply this material in Adair County and is laying this specialized rubber-modified asphalt today!
 
Rubber-modified asphalt contains rubber from recycled waste tires. The application of  RMA can reduce road noise, increase road life and reduce long-term maintenance costs. The use of RMA also advances the Energy and Environment cabinet’s goal of promoting the development of Kentucky markets for recycled waste tires and reducing the problem of illegal tire dumping.
 
The cabinet will perform short-term and long-term monitoring to assess the effectiveness of the rubber-modified asphalt projects. As a condition of the grant funding, Adair County’s Fiscal Court agrees to pay for the application of an equivalent area of conventional asphalt overlay to allow for comparison between conventional and rubber-modified asphalt. By applying both the RMA on West Egypt Road and conventional asphalt on Snake Creek Rd., tracking the effectiveness of the RMA will be an accurate comparison­ because both sections will experience the same weather conditions and approximately the same traffic flow.
 
Funding for this grant comes from the Kentucky Waste Tire Trust Fund, which receives funding from every new passenger tire sold in the commonwealth. In addition to providing funding for the development of markets for recycled waste tires, the fund also supports waste tire collection events, tire pile clean-ups, and grants for counties to manage waste tires. Adair County is fortunate to participate in each of these events and the Fiscal Court is excited to be included in the rubber-modified asphalt project as well.
 

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2 ARRESTED; STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED IN ADAIR CO.

 
(Adair County, KY August 23, 2018) On Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at approximately 9:46pmCT, Troopers Jake Harper and Levi Scott were on routine patrol on Arnolds Landing Rd in the Knifley community when they observed 2 suspicious people standing beside a 2012 Ford pickup. As soon as the subjects observed the state police cruiser, they attempted to get in their vehicle and leave. Trooper Harper and Trooper Scott made contact with 38 year old Joshua Cochran of Russell Springs and 28 year old Melinda Young of Magnolia, KY. Cochran appeared to be very nervous and agitated and kept asking them what he had done wrong. Trooper Harper observed several fishing rods in the bed of the pickup that had been reported stolen just moments before. Troopers conducted a search of the vehicle and contacted the victims of the stolen property, Arnold and Kenny Patterson, who responded to the scene and positively identified the fishing rods as being theirs.  A purse containing several syringes, methamphetamine and digital scales was also located in the vehicle. 
 
Cochran was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (methamphetamine,) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property U/$10,000, and Giving Officer False Identifying Information. Cochran was also charged with several outstanding Failure to Appear warrants.  Young was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine,) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Receiving Stolen Property U/$10,000. 
 
Both subjects were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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FUGITIVE SHAWN CHRISTY LAST SPOTTED IN MARYLAND IN ANOTHER STOLEN VEHICLE

 

A man wanted for threatening President Donald Trump and other officials may be traveling through Maryland.

 

A federal warrant was issued for 27-year-old Shawn Christy in June after he made threats on Facebook to the Northampton County district attorney.

 

Christy also has multiple arrests warrants in Pennsylvania for burglary, probation violation and failure to appear for an aggravated assault cause. He has threatened to use full lethal force on any law enforcement officer that tries to detain him.

 

The Marshals Service and FBI investigators learned Saturday that a 2001 Jeep Cherokee stolen from Timothy Gilliam--the brother of Adair County Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer--which they believed Christy was driving, was found in a wooded area in Nitro, W.V.

 

The next evening, the Allegany County Sheriff's Office in Maryland received a call of a suspicious man sleeping in a vehicle in Cumberland, Maryland. Authorities said the man fled, and investigators have identified the man as Christy.

 

On Monday, a business owner located in the vicinity where Christy had fled, reported a stolen 1997 GMC Sierra pickup truck with Pennsylvania license plate ZGL-2845. The Marshals Service said Christy is considered a suspect in the theft of that pickup truck.

 

Anyone with information about the vehicle or Christy should call 911 immediately or the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-926-8332. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

 

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BODY FOUND IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 

RUSSELL COUNTY -- Authorities in Russell County are investigating after a body was found in a wooded area.

It happened Wednesday in Russell Springs.

 

The coroner identified the body as 22-year-old Dalton Trent Maloy, of Clinton County. He was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is being performed today at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort to determine the cause of death. Foul play is not suspected.

 

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FATAL CRASH INVOLVING AN AMISH BUGGY IN LINCOLN COUNTY

 

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 12:30 pm today in reference to a fatal collision involving a passenger car and a horse drawn carriage on KY-39 in Lincoln County near Crab Orchard, KY.

 

The initial investigation indicates that Mary A. Carter was driving a silver 2005 Ford Expedition north on KY-39, and collided into the back of the horse drawn carriage.  As a result of the collision, Bruce Troyer, 52 years old of Crab Orchard, sustained fatal injuries after being ejected from the carriage.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lincoln County Coroner.

 

As a result of the ongoing investigation 64-year-old Mary A. Carter was arrested and is lodged in the Lincoln County Detention Center charged with Driving Under the Influence 1st Offense.

 

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Trooper David Hobbs.

 

 

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JAMES COMER WAS IN LIBERTY YESTERDAY 8/23/18

 

James Comer was the featured speaker at Wednesday’s meeting of the Casey County Chamber of Commerce. The Congressman stopped by our studio yesterday morning and spoke about several issues concerning our District, State, and Nation…

You can call Congressman Comer’s Tompkinsville office toll free at 1-800-328-5629.

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SINGLE ENGINE PLANE CRASH IN ADAIR CO.

 

On Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at approximately 1:41pmCT, the Adair County Sheriffs Office, along Adair County Fire Dept., Adair County EMS and Adair County Emergency Management were dispatched to the Adair County Airport to a possible plane crash. Upon arrival, it was determined that a single engine plane had come up short of the runway and traveled over a large embankment and into a fence. The pilot, 72 year old  James Michael Maloney and a passenger, 70 year old Linda Maloney, advised they experienced some problems with the aircraft and communicated on their radio for the nearest airport location, that being the Adair County Airport. The pilot advised that the plane had almost come to a stop, when it suddenly dropped off the end of the runway and was unable to stop, traveling down a large embankment, coming to rest in a fence. The pilot and passenger were not injured. 


KY-FAA out of Louisville, KY advised they would be investigating the next day (Thursday).

 

PHOTO COURTESY OF ADAIR CO. COMMUNITY VOICE

 

 

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CASEY CO. BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING 8/22/18

 

The Casey County Board of Education held a special called meeting last night concerning the All-Inclusive Playground Project at Liberty Elementary.

 

Superintendent, Marion Sowders…

 

The next regular meeting of the School Board will be Sept. 10th.

 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 8/22/18

 

Gary May, 42, of Liberty, was served an indictment warrant for possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 3rd or greater offense (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana.
Quinton Johnson, 35, of Liberty, served an indictment warrant for burglary, 3rd degree, persistent felony offender, theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000.
Austin Smither, 22, of Liberty, served an indictment warrant for receiving stolen property under $10,000.
Those warrants served by Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Bryan Shepard, Tuesday at the Casey County Jail.
 
Clifford J. Jarvis, 21 of Somerset, arrested for Burglary-3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, & Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $10,000).
Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.
 
Patrick W. Cook, 56, address unknown, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Possession of Controlled Substance, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Lorenzo A. Cerna, 22 of Lexington, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for DUI (Aggravating Circumstance), No Operator's License, No Insurance, & Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
Julie Powell, 38 of Stanford, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Theft by Unlawful Taking-Controlled Substance (Under $10,000), & Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Drug Unspecified).
Justin T. April, 26 of Stanford, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Assault-1st Degree.
Christopher C. Bennett, 31 of Waynesburg, arrested by KSP for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Drug Unspecified), & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.
 
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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LWC WELCOMES CLASS OF 2022

 
COLUMBIA, KY. -- Lindsey Wilson College Director of Student Activities Lafawn Nettles summed up the overarching message on Saturday afternoon when she told the new LWC students that Lindsey Wilson was filled with “limitless opportunities.”
 
The liberal arts college's faculty and staff officially welcomed members of the Class of 2022 on Saturday.
“Your success will result from hard work, fun and friendship. But the resources and tools you need to succeed are available at Lindsey Wilson,” said Nettles.
 
Although several hundred students began to move into the college's residence halls earlier in the month, the official welcome ceremony was held Saturday. College officials expect more than 1,100 students to live on campus in 2018-19. That will increase Columbia's population by about 25 percent for the next nine months.
 
LWC’s Vice President of Academic Affairs Patricia Parrish also encouraged the new freshmen at Saturday’s kick-off ceremony to take full advantage of opportunities provided by Lindsey Wilson.  
 
“I feel confident standing here today that if you take the opportunities you will be presented over the next four years then you will be ready to enter graduate school or to embark upon your professional career.”
 
LWC’s newest academic program for the 2018-19 school year is the Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies. The college has also added a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies to allow students to incorporate differing fields of interest into a college degree. LWC offers more than 30 undergraduate and three graduate-level programs in the liberal arts, as well as select professional studies in business, counseling and nursing.
 
“I look forward to seeing each and every one of you cross the stage and receive your degree,” said Parrish. “In order to achieve that, we will work to provide you with the opportunities needed for your success and support your efforts to maximize your education.”
 
LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. said members of the Class of 2022 will begin an exciting chapter in their lives when the fall semester begins Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
 
"You’ve made a great decision in attending Lindsey Wilson College," said Luckey, who just celebrated his 20th anniversary as the college's eighth president. " But the next decision I want you to commit to is to do more than just attend Lindsey Wilson -- I want you to finish. In fact, I want you to finish together. Your class, the Class of 2022, will accomplish amazing things together. Love each other and take care of each other because that’s what family is supposed to do. Welcome to this family and to your new home."
 
Freshman Emily Cecil from Burkesville, Ky., was among the more than 600 new college freshmen moving into the residence halls on Saturday.
 
"I'm from a small town and that's why Lindsey Wilson College appealed to me," said Cecil. "I feel like I'll be able to acclimate to a small school in a small town much more easily. I'm also excited about the chance to major in Human Services and Counseling."
 
When students arrived for the fall semester, they were greeted with a recently completed renovation to Biggers Sports Center. Home to Lindsey Wilson volleyball, wrestling and men’s and women’s basketball, Biggers received new bleachers and floors for the upcoming school year. Also added for the new school year is co-ed archery. The new sport is the first addition for LWC athletics since football in 2010. Led by Head Coach Mike Willis, 19 student-athletes have signed to compete for the 2018-19 season.
 
LWC Student Government Association President Jakob Beckley of Pleasureville, Ky., concluded the kick-off event by echoing the message of opportunity.
 
“I hope you are ready for what is about to be the best four years of your life. Being a Blue Raider is an incredible experience that gives you so many opportunities,” said Beckley. “Opportunities to meet new people, to make lifelong friends, to travel the world, to learn about subjects you’re passionate about, to eat a lot of mashed potatoes and to win an intramural championship.”
 
“Take advantage of each and every opportunity at LWC, because it will go by so quickly.”
 
 

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SUSPECT IDENTIFIED IN CIS VANDALISM INCIDENT

 
The person involved with a vandalism incident at Campbellsville Independent Schools has been identified.
 
Surveillance footage from Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 shows someone driving a silver Volkswagen on the Campbellsville High School football field, causing an undetermined amount of damage. The incident occurred at approx. 3 p.m. Information about the incident was posted on CIS social media accounts on Monday, Aug. 20, and a few hours later, the person pictured in the footage was identified. Campbellsville Police have contacted the individual and are investigating the incident.
 
CIS officials would like to thank community members and parents for sharing information about the incident via social media. 
 

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SOMERSET MAN ARRESTED AFTER TUSSLE WITH POLICE

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports that a Somerset man was arrested Friday, August 17, 2018 on various charges including assault of a police officer.

 

Deputy Matthew Bryant and Deputy Zach Mayfield received information that an individual who was being sought on a Pulaski County Circuit Court Warrant could be found at a residence on Murphy Avenue in Somerset.  

 

The Deputies, along with Officer Nick Taylor of the Somerset Police Department and Constable Gary Baldock obtained permission to search the residence at 102 Murphy Avenue.  

 

When officers searched the basement, they encountered an individual hiding from view.  Paul James Pitman, age 43 of White Street in Somerset was ordered to come out into full view of the officers.  Pitman failed to comply with officers commands and began to resist. Deputy Bryant deployed his taser and Deputy Mayfield and Officer Taylor were able to gain control of Mr. Pitman who continued to resist after being tased.

 

Paul James Pitman was charged with 1. Kentucky State Parole Violation.  2. Resisting Arrest. 3. Assault 3rd Degree-Police Officer or Probation Officer.  4. Terroristic Threatening, 3rd Degree.

 

Mr. Pitman was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without further incident.  No officers were injured in the encounter.

 

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MARION COUNTY COLLISION LEADS TO ARREST

 

On Monday, August 20, 2018 at approximately 11:08amET, KSP Trooper Dexter Colvin responded to a single vehicle non injury collision that occurred on Riley Gravel Switch Rd 4 miles southwest of Lebanon. The driver of the vehicle, Tiffany Southerland, 28, of Stanford, KY was operating a green 1999 Ford pickup truck owned by Cody Wren. Trooper Colvin observed a screw driver in the ignition switch and Ms. Southerland stated it was like that when she got in. Southerland stated that she was dropped off at a residence by the owners brother, Chad Wren, and he asked her to drive the vehicle to his house. Trooper Colvin spoke with the owner of the vehicle and he advised that it had been stolen and no one should be driving it because it does not have insurance or registration.

 

Trooper Colvin arrested and charged Southerland and charged her with No Registration Receipt, No Registration Plate, Failure of Non-owner/Operator to Maintain Required Insurance, 1st offense and Receiving Stolen Property. Southerland was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. 

 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT 8/21/18

 

The Casey County fiscal court met in regular session Monday. 
 
The main items on the agenda were setting tax rates. Jan Banks representing the Casey County Public Library Board of Trustees addressed the court...
 
Judge executive Randy Dial continued with Soil Conservation District, Motor Vehicle/Watercraft tax rates, and Sheriff's Tax settlement...

 

All were approved by unanimous votes. The next meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court will be Sept. 3, 2018.
 

 

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MOLD PROBLEM AT TAYLOR CO. JUDICIAL CTR

 

At a special called fiscal court meeting on Monday evening, August 20, 2018 in Campbellsville, KY, it was learned that mold is a problem at the Taylor County Judicial Center. Circuit judge Todd Spalding told the Taylor Fiscal Court that the mold is at dangerous levels. Court members are working to correct the situation. 

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING RECAP

 

The Russell County Board of Education had their regular monthly meeting on Monday, August 20, 2018. Here's the Wave's Jim Leib . . .

 

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COLUMBIA MAN APPREHENDED AFTER ELUDING POLICE MULTIPLE TIMES

 

Columbia Police, Kentucky State Police and Adair County Sheriff's office apprehended a male late Monday afternoon, August 20, 2018 after the suspect eluded police multiple times and then finally fled on foot. He was described to the public as a white male with multiple tattoos, short black hair, approximately 5'10" and 180 lbs. Rumors speculated, leaving many to believe officials were on the trail of fugituve Shawn Christie, however it was not.  Ricky A. Franklin, 32, of Columbia, KY was apprehended by KSP. He was arrested on three bench warrants and also charged with Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd degree.

 

Franklin was lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail. 

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CIS SEEKS COMMUNITY'S HELP IN VANDALISM INCIDENT

 
Campbellsville Independent Schools is seeking help from the community to provide information about a vandalism incident.
 
Surveillance footage from Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 shows someone driving what is believed to be a silver Volkswagen on the Campbellsville High School football field, causing an undetermined amount of damage. The incident occurred at approx. 3pmET.
 
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call CIS School Resource Officer Charlie Houk at (270) 465-8774 or CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith at (270) 465-4162 or (270) 403-1228.
 
The driver of this vehicle was captured on surveillance camera on Saturday, Aug. 18, driving on the Campbellsville High School football field, causing an undetermined amount of damage. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call (270) 465-8774, (270) 465-4162 or (270) 403-1228.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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REWARD INCREASES TO $20,000 FOR MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING PRES. TRUMP

 
Federal authorities have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man, Shawn Christy. The reward is now $20,000.
 
27-year-old Christy, who was recently in Adair & Green Co.'s, is accused of threatening President Donald Trump, other elected officials and Adair County native and Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer.
 
The U.S. Marshals service, the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service have asked the public for help but Christy should be considered armed and dangerous.  
 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 8/20/18

 

Around 6am Sunday, Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Weddle arrested Daphine M. Crowe, 43, of Liberty on W KY 70 for driving on DUI suspended license - 1st offense, possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana & drug paraphernalia.
 
On Saturday, 2pm, Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Weddle arrested Allison Jones, 22, on Taylor St Liberty. Ms. Jones was arrested on a Casey County Indictment Warrant for promoting contraband - 1st degree and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess.
 
James C. McAnninch, 34 of Liberty, arrested by Officer Ronnie Smith with Liberty Police for 2 counts of Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), & Resisting Arrest.
 
Lodged in the Casey County Jail.
 
Wilmouth L. Bray, 65 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Constable Wallace for Reckless Driving, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
 
Misty M. Stringer, 36 of Science Hill, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Depty Harrison for Harassing Communications, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Manacing, & 2 counts of Assault-3rd (Police/Corrections Officer).
 
Marcellus Grundy-Reed, 22 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police Officer Thomas for Reckless Driving, Inadequate Muffler, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, & DUI.
 
Anna F. Crow, 42 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputy Curtis for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
 
Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.
 
Gentry P. Wells, age 30, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Deputy Addison for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Heroin), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.
 
Sylvania Robbins, 48 of Crab Orchard, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy Mullins for DUI, Careless Driving, Rear License Not Illuminated, No Insurance, Driving on an Expired Operator's License, & Failure to Notify Department of Transportation of an Address Change.
 
Chace M. Heffner, 26 of Stanford, arrested by KSP for Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500-Auto).
 
Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.
 
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL CALLED MEETING AUG. 21

 
The Columbia City Council will meet in special called session on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in City Hall. Mayor Hardwick will be having a speaker at the meeting to talk about the School Resource Officer program wiht possible action to be taken. The meeting is open to the public.
 
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AUG. 20

 

The Russell County School Board will meet on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 6pmCT at the Board of Education Conference Room.

 

 

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TENNESSEE MAN WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER ARRESTED IN DANVILLE

 

A Tennessee man wanted on a warrant in Chattanooga for Attempted Murder-1st Degree was arrested Thursday in Boyle County.
 
Danville Police responded to Long Run Community Apartments to assist U.S. Marshals Service in locating 19-year-old Aaron T. Jackson. Police say he was taken into custody without incident, and lodged in the Boyle County Jail to awaiting extradition to Hamilton County.
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

The Adair County School Board met on Thursday evening, August 16, 2018. Jim Leib has details.

 

 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 8/17/18

 

On Thursday around 11am, Casey County Sheriff Jerry Coffman, Deputy Chad Weddle, Deputy Geoff Brown, Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett, and K-9 arrested Gary Hasty of Broadhead On N US 127 on 3 Madison Co. Warrants, 3 Rockcastle Co. Warrants, and 1 Laurel Co. Warrant. Hasty was also charged with Providing False Information to a Police Officer.

 

Around the same time, they also arrested Tammy McNew of Hustonville on N US 127 on a Casey Co Bench Warrant for Bond Violation. McNew was also charged with Driving DUI Suspended, and 2 counts of Disregarding Stop Sign. 

 

They were lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Jenny S. Meece, 45 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police officer Taylor for Cruelty to Animals-2nd Degree, & Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.

 

Leah D. Carrender, 52 of Monticello, arrested by Somerset Police Officer Greer for Burglary-3rd Degree, & Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500).

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Kenneth Reed, 34 of Middleburg, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Ferguson for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & License to be in Possession.

 

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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GREEN CO. DRUG ARREST

 
(Green County, KY August 15, 2018) On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at approximately 9:24pmCT, Trooper Scott Curry conducted a routine traffic stop on a white 1988 dodge pickup truck, 2 miles North of Greensburg on KY 61. The operator of the vehicle was cited for Careless Driving. A passenger in the vehicle, 34 year old Tony Wright of Greensburg, consented to a search resulting in a small zip up baggy being located in his pocket. The bag contained a small smoke pipe, a straw with residue, rolling papers, a small plastic bag with marijuana, a small vile believed to contain methamphetamine and a Xanax pill. Wright was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine,) Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree- drug unspecified, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container 1st offense. 
 
Wright was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
As of 9:30 a.m. on August 15, 2018 the boil water advisory starting at Tutt St., 601 & 517 Burkesville St., Bomar Heights, Harvey St. and all side roads in between has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia Office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.
 

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RUSSELL CIRCUIT COURT INDICTMENTS FILED AUGUST 14, 2018

 
Numerous Russell County indictments were filed Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in Russell Circuit Court . . .
 
Chad Davis, 23, Russell Springs, Shawn Davis, 24, of Columbia, and Gene T Smith, 44, Russell Springs - possession of a controlled substance
 
Rocky Weddle, 48, Russell Springs - possession of a controlled substance, fleeing or evading police, driving on a dui suspended license and other numerous charges
 
Susan Liver, 44, Columbia, Brandon Gillock, 38, William Chapman 23, Richard Rogers, 38 all of Russell Springs  - possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia
 
Kristie Weston, 31, Columbia - possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia
 
Brandon Gillock, 38, Russell Springs, William Chapman 23, Richard Rogers, 38 all of Russell Springs - possession of a controlled substance, posession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana
 
Mark Loveless, 55, Science Hill - robbery and persistent felony offender
 
Brian Scott Foley, 42 & Stephanie Morales, 34 of Russell Springs  - possession of a controlled substance, posession of drug paraphernalia, and Brian Scott Foley with other traffic violations
 
James T Griffin, 21, - possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia , driving on a suspended license, following another vehicle to closely
 
Clifton Mark Collins, Alan Hanson, Louisivlle, Felicia Mann, Russell Springs and Christopher Cape, Albany - trafficking in a controlled substance & possession of drug paraphernalia.  Cape was also charged on counts of posession of marijuana and persistent felony offender
 
Dillon Bozell, 25, Russell Springs - assault 2nd degree, unlawful imprisonment, terroristic threating, persistent felony offender
 
Danny Hill, 53, Jamestown - criminal trespass & alcohol intoxication
 
Joseph Hammond, 31, Jamestown - careless driving, operating on a suspended license, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender and other charges.
 
Damien N Wilson & Elizabeth Robertson of Russell Springs- trafficking in a controlled substance, Wilson also persistent felony offender
 
Dawn Sinclair, 41, Russell Springs - possession of a controlled substance, posession of drug paraphernalia and other charges
 
Patrick Hardin, 26, Russell Springs - robbery, theft by unlawful taking, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, persistent felonyy offender
 
David Johnson, 38, Albany - murder, criminal intent to commit murder, wanton endangerment, kidnapping, custodial interference, persistent felony offender
 
An indictment is a legal accusation and does not imply guilt or innocence.
 

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BOMB THREAT IN COLUMBIA

 

There was a bomb threat made Tuesday afternoon in Columbia, KY.

 

According to the Adair County Sheriff's office,  Adair County 911 received a call of a bomb threat around 1:00 pm Tuesday. An unknown person advised that there was a bomb in the Adair County Judicial Center.  Members of the Adair County Sheriff's office, Columbia Police Department and Kentucky State Police evacuated and searched the building. A short time later it was determined that the building was safe to re-enter.  Adair County Sheriff's office is investigating.

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REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE LEADS TO DRUG ARREST IN ADAIR COUNTY

 
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at approximately 9:56pmCT, Adair county Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle on New Concord Road, Columbia, KY.
 
Deputies located the vehicle at New Concord Road & Christine Road. Deputies located 31-year-old Jesse Abell passed out behind the wheel of the vehicle. In a roadside investigation deputies located a small amount of methamphetamine inside the vehicle and it was determined that Jesse Abell was under the influence. Abell was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence 1st offense, possession controlled substance 1st degree (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
Deputy Josh Durbin is leading the investigation. He was assisted on the scene by Deputy Brandon Hitch.

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 8/15/18

 

Nicholas T. Lynn, 39 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Jamie Walters with Casey County Sheriff’s Office for Assault-2nd Degree, & Assault Under Extreme Emotional Disturbance.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Carolyn J. Beamer-Sullivan, 25 of Somerset, & Juan F. Lopez, 32 of Lexington, both arrested by Pulaski County Constable Wallace for 3 counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Heroin/Methamphetamine/Unspecified), & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (Non-Narcotic).

Robert C. Godsey, 51 of Science Hill, arrested by Somerset Police Officer Greer for No Insurance, No Registration Plates, Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Failure to Render Aid, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Possession of Marijuana, & Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

All suspects presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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STOLEN VEHICLE INVESTIGATION 5/15/18

 

Kentucky State Police are investigating a stolen vehicle.
 
A 2002 Dodge 2500 truck, white with black trim, & black 20 inch wheels was reported stolen around 2:30am yesterday morning from Northern Russell County.  The truck has a KY tag # 390-WJV & was last seen headed North on US 127.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact KSP Trooper Martin Wesley at 270-384-4796.
 

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DR. BEN ARNOLD FILES FOR MAYOR OF COLUMBIA

 
A third candidate has filed for Mayor of Columbia.
 
Dr. Ben Arnold, who ran as a write-in candidate for Mayor in 2014, filed his papers on Tuesday. He will run against incumbent Mayor Curtis Hardwick and former Mayor Pam Hoots in the Nov. 6th, 2018 General Election.
 
Tuesday, August 14th was the final day to file candidacy papers for non-partisan races.
 

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ADAIR CO. BALLOT POSITION PUBLIC DRAWING AUG. 16

 

There will be a public drawing (Pursuant to KRS 118.225) for ballot position at 2:00pmCT on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in the office of Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer, 424 Public Square, Ste 3, Columbia, KY. 

 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AUG. 16

                                 
The Adair County School Board will meet on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 6:00pmCT at the Adair Co. Board of Education Central Office Conference Room.
 
 
**Meeting called to order**
 
***Dr. Stephens and Adair County Board Members will open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance***
 
AGENDA
1.   APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
 
CONSENT AGENDA
3.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
4.   APPROVAL OF TREASURER'S REPORT
5.   APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF BILLS
6.   APPROVAL OF ADMISSIONS AND RELEASE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS FOR
        THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
7.   APPROVAL TO REVISE DATE FOR SURPLUS AUCTION FROM AUG. TO SEPT.
8.   REVIEW/APPROVAL OF ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE 2017-2018
        SCHOOL YEAR
9.   APPROVAL OF ASSURANCES IN GMAP CONSOLIDATED APPLICATIONS
10.   APPROVAL OF DECLARATION OF TECHNOLOGY ITEMS AS JUNK FOR
        DISPOSAL OR RECYCLING
11.   DATA SECURITY AND BREACH NOTIFICATION UPDATE
12.   APPROVAL OF MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA) WITH SOMERSET
        COMMUNITY COLLEGE RETROACTIVE TO JULY 31, 2018
13.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION
 _________________________________________________________
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
14.   SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
15.   PUBLIC COMMENTS
16.   APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Renae Smith
17.   BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS UPDATE - David Jones
18.   ANNUAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT REPORT - John Shelley
19.   APPROVAL TO REVISE STIPEND ON SALARY SCHEDULE FOR ADAIR COUNTY
        HIGH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT HEADS
20.   APPROVAL TO REVISE OUR CURRENT SALARY SCHEDULE TO INCLUDE 21ST
        CENTURY COORDINATORS
21.   DISCUSSION ON TAX RATE FOR 2019 - Renae Smith
22.   ADJOURNMENT
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 

The Russell County Boil Water Advisory on Hwy 910 and the Gosser Ridge area has been lifted.

 

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ADAIR CO. NON-PARTISAN CANDIDATES - TODAY IS DEADLINE TO FILE!

 
 
ADAIR CO. NON-PARTISAN RACES
 
SCHOOL BOARD
 
DISTRICT 1 
Terry Harvey (Incumbent) 
 
DISTRICT 3
Lisa Burton (incumbent)
 
DISTRICT 5  (for unexpired term of Mike Harris)
Michael George Payne 
Troy H. Grider
 
COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL 
Dr. Ronald Rogers (incumbent)
Craig Dean (incumbent)
Anthony “Craig” Lasley (incumbent)
Mark Harris (incumbent)
Linda Waggener (incumbent)
Amy Pike
Gordon “Taff” Neal 
Sharon Payne
 
MAYOR OF COLUMBIA
Pam Hoots 
Curtis Hardwick (incumbent)  
 
SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD
Julie Day (filed on Aug. 13th)
Danny Wilkinson
Mike McMinoway
 
The deadline to file for the office of Mayor, City Council, School Board Districts 1, 3 & 5, and Soil Conservation is today (Tuesday, August 14) at 4:00pm local time.
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY 08/14/18

 
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District starting at Tutt St., 601 & 517 Burkesville St., Bomar Heights, Harvey St. and all side roads in between.
 
The advisory has been issued due to main line break. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bring the water to a rolling boil for 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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ADAIR FISCAL COURT RECAP

 

The Adair Co. Fiscal Court met on Monday evening for a Special Called Meeting. Jim Leib has details.

 

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SOMERSET MAYOR ACCUSED OF HIT & RUN

 

SOMERSET POLICE HAVE CITED THE CITY’S MAYOR IN A HIT AND RUN INVESTIGATION.

 

A TEENAGE GIRL WAS STRUCK WHILE RIDING HER BICYCLE SUNDAY. THE DRIVER FLED THE SCENE.  THE VICTIM WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE LAKE CUMBERLAND REGIONAL HOSPITAL. SHE WAS LATER FLOWS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY MEDICAL CENTER IN LEXINGTON FOR TREATMENT.

 

MAYOR EDDIE GIRDLER IS CHARGED WITH LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT, FAILURE TO RENDER AID OR ASSISTANCE.

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL 8/14/18

 

THE LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL MET IN REGULAR SESSION MONDAY.

 

ON THE AGENDA WAS A SECOND READING OF AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH DOU-COUNTY TELECOM. MAYOR STEVEN BROWN HEARD FROM AN ATTORNEY REPRESENTING DOU-COUNTY…

 

THE COUNCIL VOTED TO ACCEPT THE SECOND READING, AND WILL ADVERTISE FOR BIDS ON THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT.

 

IN OTHER BUSINESS, MAYOR STEVEN BROWN SUGGESTED SOME CITY STREETS IN NEED OF BLACKTOP REPAIR…

 

THE NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL WILL BE SEPTEMBER 10TH.

 

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT SPECIAL MEETING 8/14/18

 

THE CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT HELD A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING THIS MORNING IN THE COURTROOM OF THE OLD COURTHOUSE.
 
THERE WAS ONLY ONE ITEM ON THE ADGENDA THIS MORNING.
 
HERE'S CASEY COUNTY JUDGE EXECUTIVE, RANDY DIAL...
 
 
AS YOU HEARD, THE MOTION CARRIED, GIVING JUDGE DIAL PERMISSION TO SECURE FINANCING FOR THE E-911 COMMUNICATIONS TOWER PROJECT.
 
THE NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT IS MONDAY, AUG. 20TH AT 5PM IN THE JUDICIAL CENTER.
 

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CASEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING 8/14/18

 

THE CASEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN REGULAR SESSION MONDAY NIGHT. 

SUPERINTENDENT MARION SOWDERS...

THE BOARD WILL HOST A SPECIAL SESSION NEXT WEEK, CENTERED ON THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND PROJECT, AND A PUBLIC HEARING ON SEPT. 6TH, CONCERNING THE TAX RATE.

 

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PAZ-HOLLEY FUNDRAISER REACHES GOAL!

 

FROM PAZ-HOLLEY COMMITTEE:
 
The donations we received today (Monday, August 13th) have put the icing on the cake! We have the money needed to purchase the Paz Holley family a home plus we are receiving even more donations. Praise God! There is a brighter future for this family because of the love and generosity of so many! The partners with Joy Ministries extends a heartfelt and sincere thank you to anyone who has donated to this project. We had 44 churches, several businesses and many, many individuals share the vision to help this family. We especially thank Joy Ministries for being the host non-profit agency, Bull Run Music Festival for starting the donations, Daryl and Connie Kemp and the Adair County Retired Teachers for hosting successful luncheons, and the ACHS students and staff for their awesome contributions! Stacy Hatcher has been the great motivator in recruiting donations to finish up the project fund raising phase. Thanks to the local radio stations for supporting the project by broadcasting public service announcements, the local newspapers for publishing information and Columbia Magazine which has been instrumental in promoting the project by donating free advertising.
 
The public campaign began March 12th and finished up 155 days later. God gave us the keys to unlock several doors. The project is anointed by God! Aside from Lindsey Wilson College, we believe this project has been the largest one time fund raising event ever attempted in Adair County.
 
Now as we turn our attention to property acquisition, we thank Adanta for working with us in selling the property for a very fair price, Mike McKinney Land Surveying Company for donated survey work and Mike Harris for donated attorney services. Any extra funds we receive will be used for repairs of the house and also be held in escrow for taxes or insurance. We will be receiving needed supplies and appliances in the days ahead as we make preparation for occupancy. We plan to offer an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony just before the family moves in.
 
‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself” Matt. 22:37, 39.
 
Thank you,
Paz-Holley Project committee members
 

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RECKLESS DRIVING LEADS TO ARREST

 

(Metcalfe County, KY August 13, 2018) On August 9th, 2018 at approximately 9:57pmCT, KSP Trooper Ricky Cross was on routine stationary patrol on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway when he observed a maroon 2009 Infiniti traveling east near exit 27 at a high rate of speed. Trooper Cross activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the driver.  The driver attempted to exit the parkway too fast and crashed into the guard rail. 

 

26 year old Scott Thompson of Edmonton, KY was arrested and charged with Speeding 26 MPH <, Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), Wanton Endangerment- 1st degree, Criminal Mischief, 1stdegree, Reckless Driving and Failure to Produce Iinsurance Card. Thompson was taken to T.J. Sampson Hospital for medical clearance and lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 8/13/18

 

Shortly after 7pm Saturday, Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Weddle responded to a three vehicle accident on Ky 49.  At the scene Deputy Weddle arrested Jasper L. Blaylock, 39, of Liberty for DUI, disregarding a stop sign, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, wanton endangerment - 1st degree, driving on a suspended or revoked operator license, leaving the scene of accident-failure to render aid or assistance.

Rebecca M. Schuler, 32 of Waynesburg, arrested by KSP for Burglary-3rd Degree, & Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Mark W. Bradley, 51 of Somerset, arrested by Officer Salmons with Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office for DUI.

Brent M. Dobbs, 35 of Somerset, arrested by KSP Trooper Wells for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), & No Registration Plates.

Tammy R. Ballou, 50 of Burnside, arrested by Officer Roberts with Burnside Police for Burglary-2nd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $10,000), & Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

Ken M. Richardson, 48 of Somerset, arrested by Trooper Cowan with KSP for Kidnapping a Minor.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Pascual Fuentes, age 30, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, & Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.

Parker A. Jeter, age 21, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, & Trafficking in Marijuana (Over 8 ounces).

Pamela Whitis, age 62, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff’s Office for Speeding (15 mph Over Limit), Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Opiates), Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Darryl K. Whitley, age 29, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, Reckless Driving, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, No Operator’s License, & License to be In Possession.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Dakota S. Perkins, 27 of Waynesburg, arrested by Officer Kirkpatrick with Stanford Police for 2 counts of Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine/Heroin).

Matthew Hume, 30 of Lancaster, arrested by Stanford Police for Criminal Littering, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Heroin).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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WATER OFF THIS MORNING IN RUSSELL SPRINGS - BOIL WATER ADVISORY TO FOLLOW

 
RUSSELL COUNTY - WATERLINE REPAIR & BOIL WATER ADVISORY!!!
 
The water will be off on Highway 910 from Rexroat Butcher Road up to Highway 3525 and also including the Gosser Ridge area due to waterline repair. A Boil Water Advisory will be in effect until further notice for anyone out of water this morning (Monday).

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2 KILLED IN TAYLOR CO. IN HEAD-ON COLLISION

 

Two people were killed as a result of a head-on collision over the weekend in Taylor County, KY.

 

According to witnesses at the scene, 21-year-old Brandon Henry of Campbellsville, KY who was operating a 2015 Volkswagon, was attempting to pass three vehicles in a no passing zone on Hwy 210. Before he could return to the west bound lane, an eastbound 2008 Chrysler being driven by 53-year-old Mark Isham of London, KY approached. Isham drove into the emergency lane to avoid Henry's auto. At the same time, Henry attempted to avoid Isham's vehicle by driving into the eastbound emergency lane and the vehicles struck head-on. Mark Isham was pronounced dead at the scene by the Taylor Co. Coroner. Brandon Henry was treated at the scene by Taylor Co. EMS and transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where he died a short time later. Henry's passenger, Katelyn Carnes of Glendale, KY was treated at the scene and flown by Air Evac to Univ. of Louisville Hospital. 

 

The accident occurred at 6:15pmET on Highway 210 and was investigated by Dickie Benningfield with the Taylor County Sheriff's Office. Taylor Co. Fire & Rescue assisted at the scene.

 

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LOGGING ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF TAYLOR CO. MAN

 
A logging accident has claimed the life of a Taylor County man.
 
On Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:52amET, the Taylor County Coroner's Office was notified by Green County E-911 to respond to the Liberty Church Road area of Green County to a logging accident. A male, identified as Donald Ray Dease of Campbellsville, KY was pronounced dead at the scene by Taylor Co. Coroner Daniel Cook from injuries sustained in the logging accident.
 
The incident was investigated by the Green County Sheriff's Office, Deputy A. Rainwater, and the Taylor County Coroner's Office. Other agencies assisting were the Green County Fire Dept., Green County Rescue Squad and Green County EMS.
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN CONVICTED OF CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MAIL FRAUD

 
FRANKFORT, KY - (Fri 10 Aug 2018) A Federal jury sitting in Frankfort has convicted Ronnie C. Rodgers, 62, of Columbia, KY of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and securities fraud, arising from the sale of interests in oil and gas exploration ventures in South Central Kentucky, between 2007 and 2017.
 
Summary of prosecution case: 
 
Rodgers, along with his brother, Ricky Rodgers, sold interests in oil and gas programs in Adair, Clinton, Pulaski, and Warren Counties, and various sites in Tennessee, utilizing false and misleading representations about the chances of hitting productive oil wells, the length of time the wells would produce, and the amount of profit the investors could expect. The investments, totaling around $10 million, were sold under the names Rick-Rod Oil, Big South Resources, R&R Plus, and Hydro & Green Global Energy. 
 
United States District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove scheduled sentencing for December 5, 2018, in Frankfort. Rodgers faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, on the single count of conspiracy. 
 
The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Securities. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ken Taylor and Neeraj Gupta.
 

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SUSPECT WHO THREATENED PRESIDENT & DAKOTA MEYER SPOTTED IN WEST VIRGINIA

 
According to the FBI, the man accused of threatening President Donald Trump an Adair County, KY Medal of Honor recipient and other public officials was last seen Thursday afternoon, August 9, 2018 in West Virginia driving a Jeep stolen in Kentucky.
 
The FBI released surveillance photos of the man they believe is 27-year-old Shawn Christy, driving east on Interstate 64 in Huntington, West Virginia, in a green 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. KSP said Christy stole the Jeep from the Adair County home of Timothy Gilliam, the brother of Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer. 
 
Christy, of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, was issued a federal warrant on June 19 after police said he made threatening posts about Trump. Law enforcement officials have been searching for Christy in central and western Kentucky. Christy is believed to be armed and dangerous and has threatened to use "full lethal force on any law enforcement officer" that tries to detain him.
 
KSP says it believes Christy may have broken into Gilliam's home in Adair County where he stole the Jeep, a mail delivery truck with a black hood with the Kentucky license plate number of 095WYT. When Gilliam returned home on Thursday evening, he found the front door had been kicked in. Police discovered that someone had also stolen food out of the refrigerator.
 
Meyer, Gilliam's brother, is from Columbia, KY and was married to Bristol Palin, the daughter of 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. 
 

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MORE ADAIR CO. INDICTMENTS

 

An Adair County Grand Jury has returned several indictments. The WAVE's Lisa Clark has details: 
 

 

 

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SHAWN CHRISTY MANHUNT CONTINUES

 

On Thursday evening, August 10, 2018 at approximately 6:23pmCT, Dakota Meyers’ brother, Timothy Gilliam arrived home to his residence on Brockman Keltner Rd in Adair County and found that the front door had been kicked in. Units from Columbia Post 15 responded and cleared the residence and discovered that someone had stolen food out of the refrigerator and a green 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a black hood out of the detached garage. Gilliam showed Troopers surveillance videos and it appears that the suspect is Shawn Christy who recently has made threats to President Trump and Dakota Meyer. The U.S. Marshall Service continues to lead the manhunt investigation and the burglary and stolen vehicle investigations are being led by Trooper Chase Willis. 

 

 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 8/10

 

BRIAN C. ABNEY, 43 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY KSP TROOPER COWAN FOR CARELESS DRIVING, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), POSSESSION OF AN OPEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, NO INSURANCE & NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT.

 

JOSHUA R. HOLLON, 31 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE OFFICER GREER FOR THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING/SHOPLIFTING (UNDER $500), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.

 

LODGED IN THE PULASKI COUNTY JAIL.

 

DARRYL K. WHITLEY, AGE 29, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE OFFICER RAY FOR DUI, RECKLESS DRIVING, FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR’S LICENSE, & NO OPERATOR’S LICENSE.

 

LODGED IN THE BOYLE COUNTY JAIL.

 

FREDDIE W. DENSON, 48 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE OFFICER KIRKPATRICK FOR RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (FIREARM), SELLING A FIREARM TO A PERSON PROHIBITED FROM POSSESSING A FIREARM, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A FORGED INSTRUMENT-1ST DEGREE.

 

ROBERT DEVINE, 25 OF EUBANK, ARRESTED BY KSP TROOPER STEVENS FOR THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING/SHOPLIFTING (UNDER $500), & CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE.

 

LODGED IN THE LINCOLN COUNTY JAIL.

 

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

 

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AUTHORITIES STILL LOOKING FOR FUGITIVE

 

A manhunt is still underway for a Pennsylvania man accused of making a threat against President Trump and war hero Dakota Meyer of Adair County.
 
Officials issued a federal warrant for 27-year-old Shawn Richard Christy in June after he threatened Pennsylvania District Attorney John Morganelli. In a Facebook post, Christy wrote: "Keep it up Morganelli, I promise I'll put a bullet in your head as soon as I put one in the head of President Donald J. Trump."
 
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Christy has threatened to use full lethal force on any law enforcement officers that tries to detain him.
 
Last Thursday, a 2012 Toyota Tundra was stolen in Poca, West Virginia. The vehicle was recovered Saturday night in Greensburg, KY. 
 
There are numerous state arrest warrants out for Christy including probation violation and burglary.
 
Christy is a white male, about 5'10 and weighs 160 pounds. Christy has a tattoo of a cross on his upper right arm, short dark blonde hair and a beard. He also speaks with a noticeable lisp and claims to be a survivalist, according to the FBI. 
 
A reward of up to $15,000 is being offered for information that leads to his arrest. The FBI advises that Christy should be considered armed and dangerous, and individuals should not attempt to arrest Christy. 
 
Anyone with information about Christy is asked to call the U.S. Marshals at 877-926-8332, or the FBI at 215-418-4000. 
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD CALLED MEETING AUG. 10

Russell County Board of Education Special Called Meeting, August 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Russell County Board of Education Central Office
 
AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. July 31, 2018 Special Called Meeting Minutes
5. 2018-2019 Tax Rates (Propose To Leave Rates Unchanged)
6. Contract Approval-Danville Office Equipment
7. Public Comment
8. Adjournment
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AUG. 13

 
ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT MEETING
SPECIAL-REGULAR MEETING
AUGUST 13, 2018 @ 6:00 P.M.
ADAIR COUNTY ANNEX BASEMENT
424 PUBLIC SQUARE, COLUMBIA, KENTUCKY 42728
 
AGENDA
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
ANNOUNCEMENTS                                 
1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES      
A.) July 10, 2018 Regular
B.) July 27, 2018 Special
C.) July 31, 2018 Special
      
3. DISBURSEMENTS
4. REPORTS  
A.)  SHERIFF'S REPORT
B.)  ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT 
C.)  G.R.A.S. REPORT 
           D.)  COMMITTEE REPORTS
           E.)  JAIL REPORT
5. TREASURER
A.) Treasurer’s Report
6. BUDGET AMENDMENTS 
7. TRANSFERS
A.)  Line to Line Transfers
B.)  Fund to Fund Transfers
8.    COURT ORDERS
9.    READING OF ROADS
10.  ACTION  ITEMS:
A.) Dr. Pamela Stephens – School Resource Officer
B.) Amendment to Admin Code – Section 6.3 (A)-2nd Reading
C.) Co. Clerk Year End Final Settlement 2017
D.) Approval of Sheriff 2017 Tax Settlement
E.) Hospital District Tax Rates
F.) ABC Office Rental at Courthouse
G.) City/County Agreement for Parks & Rec
H.) Parks & Rec Floor
I.) Board Appointment – Reappoint Wid Harris CAUD 4 year term
J.) Declaration of Surplus Property
K.) Jail Medical Contract
L.) Jail Home Incarceration Contract                                                                                                               
11.  PUBLIC COMMENTS
12.  ADJOURN
 
This meeting is open to the public.
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 
There is a Boil Water Advisory in Russell County in effect from the Highway 80 and 76 intersection down to Scales-Foley Road & all side roads off. The advisory is in effect until further notice.
 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 8/9/18

 

Shortly before 1pm Wednesday, Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Weddle and Constable Ralph Mondie arrested Ryan Sheene, 36, of Liberty. Mr. Sheene was arrested on Lower Brush Creek on an indictment warrant out of Russell County. Sheene was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (methamphetamine) possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal trespassing 3dr degree.

Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.

 

William J. Arnett, 29 of Somerset, arrested by Trooper Cowan with KSP for DUI-2nd (Aggravated Circumstance).

Michael S. Petriw Jr., 36 of Science Hill, arrested by Trooper Cowan with KSP for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Promoting Contraband-1st Degree, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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ADAIR CO. INDICTMENTS - AUG. 8

 
An Adair County Grand Jury has returned indictments against 4 individuals:
 
  • Jordan A. Perkins, 22, Columbia, KY  - Burglary, 1st degree; Theft by Unlawful Taking/Disposition, $500 or more but under $10,000; Theft by Unlawful Taking/Disposition, Firearm; Criminal Mischief, 1st degree
  • Jamie L. Scarborough, 30, Columbia, KY - Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, 2g+ Methamphetamine; Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree; Trafficking in Marijuana, <8oz, 1st offense; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Jordan Romaine Durham, 30, of Dixon Springs, TN  -  Bail Jumping, 1st degree
  • Britany Ann Durham, 28, of Dixon Springs, TN - Bail Jumping, 1st degree
 
An indictment is a legal accusation and does not determine guilt or innocence.
 

 

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RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETING AUG. 9

 
The Russell Springs City Council will meet on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 6:00pmCT.
 
AGENDA 
 
PRAYER
 
I. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
 
II. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES
 
III. ACCEPTANCE OF CASH DISBURSEMENTS & FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
IV. OLD BUSINESS
 
a) SECOND READING ORDINANCE 2018-03 - CEMETERY
V. NEW BUSINESS
 
ADJOURNMENT
 

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PULASKI COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD SEX CHARGES

 

Sheriff Greg Speck reports that a Science Hill man was arrested at 12:35 AM Wednesday morning, August 8, 2018 after an investigation by Sheriff's Deputies involving various sexual offenses involving minors.

 

Waynard Ray Hughes, age 69 of West Coleman Road, Science Hill, Kentucky was arrested by Sergeant Richard Smith after answering a 911 call of possible abuse of children at his residence on West Coleman Road.

 

Interviews of two female juveniles, ages 11 and 13 were conducted at the residence by Sergeant Smith and Department of Social Services personnel.

 

Waynard Hughes was arrested and transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center and charged with the following:  1. Rape, 1st Degree. 2. Sodomy, 1st Degree (6 counts). 3. Unlawful Transaction with a Minor, 1st Degree-Illegal Sex Act, Under 16 Years of Age (2 counts).

 

The investigation continues by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division.  Constable Gary Baldock assisted Deputies at the scene during the investigation.

 

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CONGRESSMAN JAMES COMER TOWN HALL IN LIBERTY

 

Congressman James Comer was in Liberty yesterday for a Town Hall meeting at the Judicial Center.

 

The Congressman started off the meeting with comments on getting the Farm Bill passed. Comer is on the Agriculture Committee, and Farm Bill Conference Committee. Current bill expires Sept. 30th.

 

Comer addressed the issue of health care, saying it was the biggest problem our country is facing. He said the biggest failure of Congress last year was not fixing the health care issue.

 

Congressman Comer also addressed foreign trade and it’s impact here in Casey County. He says if President Trump hasn’t negotiated a deal by Spring, there may be Congressional action. Comer says the return of manufacturing jobs with benefits is crucial to the future of rural America.

 

Comer represents Casey and 34 other counties in Central and Western Kentucky. His office is located in Tompkinsville.

 

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FAKE EMAILS IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 
In the past two days, the Russell Co. Chamber of Commerce has had two local businesses forward FAKE emails that were supposedly sent from the Chamber. Please continue to be careful in opening ANY email. ALWAYS check the sender’s email address…if it doesn’t look like a familiar name/address…DELETE IT! The Russell County Chamber NEVER attaches a "link"… they occasionally attach a file or picture, but NEVER a "link".
 

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COLUMBIA MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES

 
All 6 seats on the Columbia City Council are up for grabs in the November General Election. 
 
So far, incumbents Dr. Ronald Rogers, Craig Dean, AND Craig Lasley have filed for re-election to the council. Amy Pike also filed for a seat on the council on Monday, Aug. 6th.
 
Another council member, Pam Hoots, has filed for the office of Mayor. Incumber candidate and current Mayor Curtis Hardwick has filed for re-election. 
 
The deadline to file for the office of Mayor, City Council, School Board Districts 1, 3 & 5, and Soil Conservation is August 14, 2018 at 4pmCT.
 

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LWC OPENING WEEKEND IS AUG. 18-19

 
Columbia's population will increase by almost 25% during weekend of August 18-19, as more than 1,100 students are expected to move into the Lindsey Wilson College residence halls for the 2018-19 school year.
 
LWC's opening weekend is August 18-19, 2018 and fall classes will begin the week of August 20 on the A.P. White Campus.
 
The week sure to be a busy, but exciting time for students, faculty, and staff. 
 
"The first few days of the school year are probably some of my favorite every year," said LWC Director of Student Activities Lafawn Nettles, the organizer of opening week activities and events. "It's a little hectic, but it's all worth it to see students new and old come together and start to really feel like LWC is a second home."
 
"It can be a challenging time, a lot of new students are especially nervous when they first move in. Whether it's through carnival games, free pizza, or movie nights on the quad, we're doing everything in our power to make sure the transition is as seamless as possible for new students."
 
LWC Assistant Dean of Students Andy McAllister says that not only will students get to have fun and meet new people, they will also get to take care of finalizing all the paperwork they may need for class registration and make lasting memories.
 
"Move In Day is an important event for everyone at the College but more so for our students." said McAllister, "Among the registration process of finalizing paperwork and taking part of all the activities held throughout the day, new friendships are made, while others get to reconnect with old friends, and it seems as though the college comes back to life after summer break. Also, let's not forget the memories students will gain, as many experience their first Move In Day and become part of the LWC family."
 
Last year, 2,562 students - including 1020 residential students - attended LWC. Enrollment this year is expected to be comparable. Student body president, Jakob Beckley, says he's been anxious to get back on campus and meet the class of 2022.
 
"I have been waiting all summer to get back on the hill of Lindsey Wilson College," said Beckley. "The most wonderful time of the year is upon us as we usher in hundreds of new Blue Raiders into the Lindsey Wilson College family and I couldn't be more excited. From posts I've seen on social media to what I've heard from faculty and staff, we're expecting a great incoming class."
 
For a complete list of all Opening Week events, please visit Welcome Week PDF or contact Lafawn Nettles at nettlesl@lindsey.edu or 270-384-8033.
 
By Mariah Beasley, News Writer
 

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CONGRESSMAN COMER WILL BE IN RUSSELL CO. ON WED., AUG. 7TH

 
First District Congressman James Comer will be in Russell County on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Congressman Comer will be at the French Valley Business Park in Russell Springs at 8:30amCT to announce a new initiative for industrial development and recruitment for Russell County.  
 
 
At 10:00amCT, Congressman Comer will hold a Town Hall Meeting at the Lake Cumberland Area Devlopment District, 2384 Lakeway Drive, Russell Springs, KY. The public is invited to attend.
 

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FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER OPEN HOUSE AUG. 22

 

Family Medical Centers Open House August 22, 2018 from 1pm-3pmCT.

 

 

 

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FUGITIVE THREATENS PRESIDENT AND LOCAL WAR HERO

 
ADAIR COUNTY, KY -- Federal authorities narrow their search for a man who threatened the president and a local war hero. 
 
27-year-old Shawn Christy is wanted by the FBI for allegedly threatening President Trump, police officers and most recently Medal of Honor recipient and Kentuckian Dakota Meyer. Christy's pickup truck was found in Adair County, not far from Meyer's home. A federal warrant was issued in June after Christy threatened a district attorney, saying " I promise I'll put a bullet in your head as soon as I put one in the head of President Donald J. Trump."
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON NUMEROUS CHARGES AFTER INCIDENT AT HOSPITAL

An Adair County man was charged with multiple charges after incident at Parking Lot of TJ Health Columbia.
 
On Saturday, August 8, 2018, Columbia Police were dispatched to TJ Health in response to a request from security for assistance in removing a person from the property.  Officers observed him on the property and made contact, determining that he was under the influence of an intoxicating substance. They then advised 43 year old Christian Wheeler he was under arrest.   At that point, Wheeler began to resist officers and attempted to run at one point but was quickly caught. Wheeler continued to punch, kick and attempt to bite officers before he was subdued.  
 
Wheeler was charged with:
  • Public Intoxication
  • Assault 3rd degree (on a police officer) (3 counts)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Menacing 5 counts
  • Fleeing and Evading Police 2nd degree     
  
He was arrested by CPD Officer Jordan Dean who was assisted by Officer Jamie Cole, Constable Jason Rector, TJ Health security and Adair Co. Sheriffs Deputies.  
 

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COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTED IN RUSSELL CO. AUG. 9TH

 
On Thursday, August 9, 2018 Russell County Judge Exec. 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-1pmCT 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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RUSSELL COUNTY METH BUST

 
A traffic stop for defective lighting equipment resulted in a Jamestown, KY man being arrested for drug trafficking and evidence tampering.
 
At approximately 9:50pm Monday, Deputy Nathan Ginn was in the process of pulling a vehicle over on U.S. 127 North near Damron Creek Road when he observed the front seat passenger throw a yellow bag out the window. Moments later, the passenger, Michael D. Blakey, 53, was arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant from Fayette District Court. During a search of the nearby area, the yellow bag was located by Deputy Ginn. The bag contained smaller, individual baggies with approximately 5 grams of "crystal meth".
 
Blakey was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth) and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
 

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RUSSELL COUNTY MAN ARRESTED AFTER RUNNING FROM POLICE

 
A Russell Springs, KY man was apprehended on a Parole Violation warrant Monday afternoon and now faces new charges including Resisting Arrest and Fleeing from Police on Foot.
 
47-year-old Michael R. Kerr was taken into custody around 3:45pm off of Cleveland Road, about one mile east of Russell Springs. Kerr attempted to flee the residence by going through a hole in the mobile home’s flooring but was subdued moments later when he was tasered.
 
Kerr was arrested by Deputy Nathan Ginn, Deputy Lee Smith, Sheriff Clete McAninch and RSPD Officer Ethan Pike.
 

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2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN COLUMBIA INJURES BOTH DRIVERS

 
Columbia Police investigated an injury collision on Friday, August 3, 2018 that occurred at the intersection of Tutt Street and Yates Street.
 
The collision occurred when Cassandra Rowlett of Columbia, KY was operating a 2006 Pontiac, and pulled out of Yates Street into the path of Vicki Karnes, who was traveling west on Tutt Street in a 2004 Kia. Patients were treated and transported by Adair County EMS with non-life threatening injuries. 
 
The collision was investigated by CPD Sgt JR Murphy.  
 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

 

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

 

 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED 8/7/18

 
TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2018 - 9:58amCT: The boil water advisory for customers from Russell Creek Bridge on North 55 to Bypass intersection on North 55 and all side roads in between 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. - Columbia Adair Utilities District (CAUD)
 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT 8/7/18

 

THE CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET IN REGULAR SESSION MONDAY.

 

THE COURT RECENTLY ADVERTISED FOR BIDS FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FRANCHISE AGREETMENT AND RECEIVED ONE BID, FROM DUO-COUNTY TELECOM. THE COURT VOTED TO ACCEPT THE BID AND HEARD FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE, AWARDING THAT BID TO DUO-COUNTY, READ BY AN ATTORNEY REPRESENTING THAT COMPANY.

 

UNDER GENERAL BUSINESS, THE COURT VOTED TO RE-APPOINT SHIRLEY HINES TO THE AMBULANCE BOARD FOR ANOTHER TWO-YEAR TERM, AS HER CURRENT TERM WAS EXPIRING. MAGISTRAT ROBBIE MURPHY WAS THE ONLY OPPOSING VOTE.

 

THE COURT VOTED TO KEEP THE COUNTY TAX RATES UNCHAGED FROM LAST YEAR AT 6.7% PER $100 ASSESSED VALUE FOR REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY, AND FIRE ACRES 3 CENTS.

 

UNDER ROAD BUSINESS, THE COURT WILL APPOINT A 3 PERSON COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO REMOVING UNUSED ROADS FROM THE COUNTY INVENTORY.

UNDER JAIL BUSINESS, THE ISSUE OF AQUIRING AN INMATE BODY SCANNER FOR THE JAIL WAS TABLED UNTIL THE SEPTEMBER MEETING.

 

THE COURT THEN WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY AND POSSIBLE PERSONNEL ACTION. THE SESSION WENT FOR ABOUT 25 MINUTES WITH NO ACTION TAKEN.

 

THE COURT IS IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A NEW 911 TOWER. THE CONSTRUCTION BID WENT TO WORLD TOWER CORPORATION FOR A TOTAL PURCHASE & SET-UP FEE OF NEARLY $140,000. THE COURT APPROVED A PURCHASE ORDER FOR 30% UP FRONT, WHICH WAS JUST OVER $41,700. THE NEW TOWER SHOULD BE UP AND RUNNING WITHIN 8-9 WEEKS FROM START OF CONSTRUCTION.

 

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CASEY COUNTY SCHOOLS START THIS WEEK

 

TODAY (TUESDAY) IS A STAFF WORK DAY AT CASEY COUNTY SCHOOLS. 
 
TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IS OPENING DAY FOR STAFF, AND THURSDAY IS THE FIRST DAY BACK FOR STUDENTS IN CASEY COUNTY.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 8/7/18

 

LOGAN K. SANDLIN, 20 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY OFFICER THOMAS WITH BURNSIDE POLICE FOR REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED, INADEQUATE MUFFLER, IMPROPER DISPLAY OF REGISTRATION PLATES, NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, & DUI.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
CARLEY K. NORMAN, 48 OF LANCASTER, ARRESTED BY OFFICER MIDDLETON WITH STANFORD POLICE FOR RECKLESS DRIVING, AND DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED OPERATOR'S LICENSE-3RD OFFENSE.
 
SANDRA M. WILKERSON-MILES, 34 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY OFFICER WILLIAMS WITH STANFORD POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
 
DAVID L. CRESS, 57 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY OFFICER TAYLOR WITH LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DUI, BURGLARY-2ND DEGREE, & ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE.
 
PATRICK J. GARR, 44 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY OFFICER KIRKPATRICK WITH STANFORD POLICE FOR RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (FIREARM), CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON, & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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FUGITIVE WHO THREATENED PRESIDENT HAS TIES TO ADAIR & GREEN COUNTIES!

 

Fugitive has ties to Adair & Green Counties!

 

Clay Ridge, Portland, Milltown Areas of Adair County be very alert...  Be alert for any missing vehicles... Report any suspect activity to 911. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ADAIR CO. PRIMARY CENTER ANNOUNCES TRAFFIC PATTERNS FOR DROP-OFFS & PICK-UPS

 
It's back to school time and if you are planning on dropping off or picking up students, we want to help you do that as safely and quickly as possible. Here is the ACPC Traffic Pattern.
 
  • AM: Enter from Indian Drive or Bypass. Exit is right turn only to Bypass.
  • PM: Enter from Bypass. Exit is right turn only to Bypass.
 
Thank you for your patience as we all get into the swing of school again. - Debbie Bradshaw, Adair County Primary Center Principal
 

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4 CANDIDATES HAVE FILED FOR ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD SEATS

 
From Lisa Greer, Adair County Clerk
 
Incumbent Terry Harvey, current Vice-Chair of the Adair County School Board representing District 1, filed for re-election on Monday, August 6, 2018.
 
Michael George Payne, currently serving as School Board Member in District 5, filed Saturday, August 4, 2018, for the unexpired term of Mike Harris as a candidate for Adair County School Board District 5. Troy H. Grider has also filed as a candidate for School Board, District 5.
 
Incumbent Lisa Burton, current chair of the Adair County School Board, filed for re-election on Monday, August 6, 2018 as School Board Candidate in District 3.
 
The deadline to file for the office of Mayor, City Council, School Board Districts 1, 3 & 5, and Soil Conservation is August 14, 2018 at 4pmCT.
 

 

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3 CLINTON CO. DRUG ARRESTS AFTER A SEARCH OF TWO RESIDENCES

 

On Friday, August 3, 2018 at approximately 7:11pmCT, KSP Trooper Jordan Carter assisted the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department in executing a search warrant 6 miles west of Albany on Cedar Hill Rd. As a result of searching the residence, Trooper Carter and Sheriff Jim Guffey located several small bags of methamphetamine, digital scales, syringes, smoke pipes, liquid fire, lithium batteries, grinders and several prescription pills.
 
27-year-old Bobby Kennedy and 30-year-old Amanda Newberry of Albany, KY were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree 1st offense (drug unspecified), Unlawful Possession of a Meth Precursor, 1st offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree- drug unspecified, Controlled Substance Endangerment to a Child, 4th degree and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (< 2 grams methamphetamine.) Both were lodged in the Clinton County Jail. 
 
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On Friday night at 10:37pmCT, Trooper Jordan Carter assisted the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department in executing a search warrant at a residence 4 miles west of Albany on Martha Stockton Rd. As a result of searching the residence, Trooper Carter located several smoke pipes with suspected marijuana and methamphetamine residue in them. 
 
49-year-old LaDonna Kempton of Albany, KY was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine,) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Kempton was lodged in the Clinton County Jail.  
 

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RUSSELL CO. WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
A Russell Springs woman was arrested early Sunday on drug trafficking and evidence tampering charges following an investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department and Russell Springs Police Department.
 
Latisha Dawn Cooper, 32, was taken into custody at the Russell County Hospital emergency room where she had been taken following a traffic stop on U.S. 127 at the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway interchange. The investigation resulted in the discovery of approximately 8 grams of “crystal methamphetamine”.
 
Cooper was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams of methamphetamine) and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
 
The investigation is ongoing by RCSO Det. Joey Hoover, RCSO Deputy Nathan Ginn, RSPD Sgt. Chasity Shirley, RSPD Sgt. Bobby Pritchard and RSPD Officer Ethan Pike. Additional arrests are forthcoming.
 

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PULASKI COUNTY DRUG ARRESTS 8-6-18

 

4 Somerset, KY men were arrested in the early morning hours of Friday, August 3, 2018 following a joint investigation by Sheriff's Deputies and two Pulaski County Constables.

 

Approximately 2:30 AM Friday morning, Deputy Marcus Harrison was conducting a traffic stop of a vehicle in the Bend of the Lake Shores area of Pulaski County. He was assisted at the scene by Constables Mike Wallace and Gary Baldock.

 

During the course of the traffic stop, the officers observed a vehicle turn around in the roadway and retreat from the area at a high rate of speed. Deputy Harrison and Constables Wallace and Baldock attempted to overtake the vehicle. While doing so, the observed several individuals standing in a nearby yard. Those individuals began to flee on foot at the sight of the passing police vehicles.

 

Constable Wallace and Constable Baldock made contact with four individuals after observing one of them hide a shotgun in the bushes as well as a small baggie containing a white crystalline substance. Deputy Harrison located a fanny pack containing drug paraphernalia and a baggie containing 17 grams of methamphetamine as he approached the men being detained by the Constables.

 

After questioning the four individuals, Deputy Harrison obtained a search warrant for the residence of Jerry L. Townsend, age 44 and Rodney H. Davis, age 44 on Stevens Drive in Somerset. The search of the premises netted the discovery of several firearms (some without visible serial numbers), scales, bag of marijuana, baggie of heroin (suspected), baggie of methamphetamine and a baggie containing 9 unidentified pills. Approximately $800 cash was also recovered.

 

All 4 men were arrested and charged with the following:
 

Rodney H. Davis, age 44 of Stevens Dr. Somerset, Kentucky

1.  Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or =2gms.  Methamphetamine).

 

Jerry L. Townsend, age 44 of Stevens Drive, Somerset, Kentucky

1. Possession of Defaced Firearm

2. Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

3. Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon

4. Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st. Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 10 D.U. Drug Unspecified

5. Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense, (> or =2 gms. Methamphetamine)

6. Persistent Felony Offender I

 

Robin M. Brumley, age 39 of Sierra Drive, Somerset, Kentucky

1. Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz.) 1st Offense

2. Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (< 10 D.U. Drug Unspecified Schedule 1 and 2).

3. Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol).

4. Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense, (> or = 2 gms. Methamphetamine).

 

Oscar L. Harless, age 50 of Suncrest Drive, Somerset, Kentucky

1. Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 2 gms.  Methamphetamine).

2. Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol).

 

All 4 individuals were lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without further incident.

 

The investigation continues by Deputy Harrison and the Narcotics Division of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

 

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ADAIR COUNTY BOIL WATER ADVISORY 08/06/18

 
A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District (CAUD) for customers on Campbellsville Road, from Russell Creek Bridge on North 55 to Bypass intersection on North 55 and all side roads in between.
 
The advisory has been issued due to a main line leak. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure.
 
Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.
 
This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181. 
 

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KSP POST 15 MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR JULY, 2018

 
During the month of July 2018, there were 12 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 July 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 386 compared with 422 through this same period in 2017.
 
During the month of July 2018, there were 859 citations written, 209 courtesy notices written, 799 vehicles inspected, 584 complaints answered, 69 motorists assisted, 51 criminal cases opened and 246 criminal arrests made. - Tpr Nick Hale 
 

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ADAIR CO. SIREN TEST TODAY!

 

Regular Monthly Siren Test - today (Monday, Aug 6th) at 10:00a,CT 

 
Mike Keltner 
Director, Adair Co. Emergency Management
 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 8/6/18

 

Sunday around 4pm, Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Shepard arrested Gregory Black, 58, of Yosemite. Mr. Black was arrested on Means road and charged with DUI, and possession of open alcoholic container.
 
Around 1:40am Saturday, Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Geoffrey Brown, Liberty Police Officer Kerry Patten, Constable District 2 Ralph Mondie, Constable District 4 Darrin Wesley arrested Tracy G. Earles Jr, 26, of Liberty, at Westwood Dr Liberty Ky for DUI, menacing, fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (on foot), No Insurance, & disorderly conduct, 2nd degree.
 
Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
 
Barbie P. Schuitema, 29 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, & Menacing.
 
Melvin R. Cox, 49 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Careless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Improper Signal, & DUI-2nd (Aggravated Circumstance).
 
Lucas S. Boyd, 34 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Insurance, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Summer L. Lee, 33 of Nancy, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Robert E. Garland, 52 of Corbin, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
 
Lester Brown, 73 of Somerset, arrested by Ferguson Police on two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Drug Unspecified).
 
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
James W. Wilson Jr., age 45, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Disregarding a Stop Sign, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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CONGRESSMAN JAMES COMER HOSTS TOWN HALL IN CASEY CO.

 

Congressman James Comer will host a town hall meeting in Casey County on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 5:00 pm EDT at the Casey County Judicial Center, located at 231 Courthouse Square Liberty, KY. You are invited to attend to hear a Washington update from Congressman Comer and have the opportunity to ask him questions.

 

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RUSSELL CO. DRUG ARREST 8/6/18

 

A Russell Springs woman was arrested early Sunday on drug trafficking and evidence tampering charges following an investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department and Russell Springs Police Department.

Latisha Dawn Cooper, 32, was taken into custody at the Russell County Hospital emergency room where she had been taken following a traffic stop on U.S. 127 at the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway interchange.

The investigation resulted in the discovery of approximately 8 grams of “crystal methamphetamine”.

Cooper was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams of methamphetamine) and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

The investigation is ongoing by RCSO Det. Joey Hoover, RCSO Deputy Nathan Ginn, RSPD Sgt. Chasity Shirley, RSPD Sgt. Bobby Pritchard and RSPD Officer Ethan Pike. Additional arrests are forthcoming.

 

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FAKE MONEY IN CAMPBELLSVILLE

 

Campbellsville Police has received complaints of counterfeit currency being passed at local businesses. The counterfeit currency that has been recovered are $100 bills. Campbellsville Police encourages businesses and individuals to be watchful for suspected counterfeit money.  If you come in contact with any suspected counterfeit bills, please contact Campbellsville Police or your local law enforcement agency.

 

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C-VILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY 08/06/18

 

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Campbellsville Civic Center

7:00 PM

 

 

510.0   Call to Order………………………………………………………………………….Mayor Tony Young

 

511.0   Approval of Minutes

 

512.0   Financials

 

513.0   Reports

 

514.0   Old Business

            514.1   1st Reading of Ordinance #18-03 Annexing The Resort Green River, LLC property

                        Owned by Marie Tucker

515.0   New Business

            515.1   Re-Appointment of Frank Kidwell to Historic Preservation Commission

            515.2   Resolution #18-09 Acceptance of Roadways into City along Southern ByPass

 

516.0   Public Comments

 

517.0   Executive Session as allowed by KRS.61.810(b), Deliberations on the future acquisition

            or sale of real property by a public agency, but only when publicity would be likely to

            affect the value of a specific piece of property to be acquired for public use or sold by

            a public agency.

 

518.0   Adjournment

 

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GAS PIPELINE BLOWING DOWN TODAY IN ADAIR CO.

 

A gas pipeline company servicing a large transmission line will be “blowing down” a pipeline at a service point on Milltown Church Rd at approx. 2pmCT today (Saturday). This will create a loud noise that could last 2 hours or more after it begins.  
 

Mike Keltner 
Director,
Adair Co. Emergency Management
 

 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING 8-6-18

 

THE CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT WILL MEET IN REGULAR SESSION MONDAY, AUG. 6TH AT 5PM.
 
THE MEETINGS ARE IN THE COURTROOM OF THE CASEY COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER IN LIBERTY, AND ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 8/3/18

 

ANTONETTE M. VENTURA, 28 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, MENACING, & RESISTING ARREST.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
JAMES W. WILSON JR., AGE 45, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DISREGARDING A STOP SIGN, TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE), TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
JEFFREY L. SMITH, AGE 63, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
CHARLES R. KOON, 47 OF DANVILLE, & EMMA A. KOON, 44 OF LEXINGTON, BOTH ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), THEFT BY FAILURE TO MAKE REQUIRED DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY (OVER $500), & CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE.
 
SIERRAH TREADWAY, 21 OF STANFORD, ARRESTED BY STANFORD POLICE FOR DRIVING TOO SLOW FOR TRAFFIC CONDITIONS, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), & POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT TIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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ADAIR CO. PRESCHOOL LOCATED AT ACPC

 
Adair County Preschool is now located at the Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY. The phone number is: 270-384-3367.
 
If you have applied for preschool, you will be receiving a letter for a scheduled day and time for the preschool screening. It is very important that you and your child attend during the appointed time. This letter should arrive within the next week. Applications are still available at the Adair County Board of Education Central Office.
 

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HART CO. ACCIDENT INJURES TWO PEOPLE

 

A 2-vehicle crash on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 on Jackson Highway (31W) in Hart County, KY resulted in mulitple injuries. Kentucky State Police say the crash occured when 40-year-old Crystal Stines of Greensburg, KY crossed the center line and collided with an auto operated by 58-year-old Sally Howlett of Ohio.

 

Stines and Howlett both sustained multiple injuries and were transported to the hospital. The accident occured near Green River Bridge and was investigated by Kentucky State Police. 

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2 VEHICLE TAYLOR CO. ACCIDENT SENDS 2 TO THE HOSPITAL

 

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at approximately 7:30 P.M. the Campbellsville Police Department responded to a report of an injury accident on Kentucky 210 in the area of Walmart.

 

A 2006 Toyota Corolla operated by 63 year old Dawn Scripter of Perryville, KY collided with a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser operated by 21 year old Sarah Gaw of Campbellsville, KY. Scripter was ejected from the vehicle and flown to the University of Louisville Hospital by Air Evac. Gaw was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018     

 

Time: 7:30 P.M.

 

Location: Kentucky Highway 210 in the area of Walmart

 

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ADAIR COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT (JULY 2018)

 
ADAIR CO. SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY REPORT FOR JULY, 2018
 
114 WARRANTS OF ARREST SERVED
 
24 CRIMINAL CASES OPENED
 
6 CALL RESPONSE REPORTS WRITTEN
 
4 DOMESTIC ABUSE CASES WORKED
 
15 NON-INJURY ACCIDENTS WORKED
 
0   INJURY ACCIDENTS WORKED
 
39 OUT OF COUNTY TRANSPORTS
 
30 CITATIONS WRITTEN FOR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
 
33 CIVIL PROCESS PAPERS SERVED
 
6 CRIMINAL SUMMONSES SERVED
 
15 SUBPOENAS SERVED
 
128 HOURS OF COURT SECURITY PROVIDED
 
169 VEHICLE INSPECTIONS DONE 
 
21    ANIMAL COMPLAINTS
 
11 MOTORIST ASSISTED
 
687   911 CALLS
 
8 ALCOHOL RELATED CALLS
 
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

The Russell County School Board met on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Jim Leib has details.


 

 

 

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POST 15 TO CONDUCT SAFETY TRAFFIC CHECKPOINTS

 
(Columbia, Ky. (August 1, 2018) – Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland. Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats and informing the public about the use of seatbelts. These safety checkpoints will be conducted in various locations throughout the Post 15 area that are experiencing a high ratio of vehicular crashes resulting in injury and/or death compared to relatively low safety restraint usage ratio.
 

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ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR FORMER WALMART EMPLOYEE

 

A former Columbia Walmart employee who was arrested last month on several counts of Video Voyeurism has now been charged with Promoting a Minor in a Sex Performance. The arrest was made this afternoon (Wednesday) at the Adair Co. Jail.
 
46 year old Billy Huddleston was arrested on July 21, 2018 and charged with 5 felony counts of Video Voyeurism after police say he used a cellphone to film a 16-year-old male and four others (who appear to be teenagers) in the men’s restroom at Walmart in Columbia.
 
A 16-year-old male  reportedly saw a cellphone being held over his head on the side of a bathroom stall on July 21st and his parents contacted Walmart officials and law enforcement. Columbia police responded and Huddleston gave police consent to search his cell phone. That's when officers discovered at least 5 males had been filmed in the men’s restroom at Walmart, all appearing to be teenagers. 
 
Huddleston was additionally charged this afternoon (Wednesday, Aug. 1st) with Promoting a Minor under the age of 16 in a Sex Performance. He remains lodged in the Adair Co. Jail.
 
CPD Officer Charles Greer and Sgt. Gary Roy are continuing the investigation.
 

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PULASKI CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

A Nancy, KY man was arrested on various drug charges Tuesday evening, July 31, 2018 by Sheriff's Deputies after a suspicious person complaint was dispatched by the 911 Center.

 

At approximately 8:30pmET, Deputy Brandon Smith arrived at Lee's Ford Apartments on West Hwy 80 and made contact with an individual in the parking lot. Donald R. Dillon, 27, who was a resident of the apartments, was unsteady on his feet and appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Deputy Smith detected the smell of marijuana coming from Dillon's apartment and was granted permission to search the residence for illegal substances. The search resulted in the discovery of 2.1 grams of methamphetamine, a quantity of small baggies, scales, LSD in tin foil and $1,242 in cash.

 

Donald R. Dillon was placed under arrest and charged with: Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (>or =2 grams Methamphetamine); Possession of Marijuana; Drug Paraphernalia-Buy or Possess; Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (LSD).

 

Dillon was transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center without further incident.

 

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GREEN CO. TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DUI & DRUG ARRESTS

 
(Green County, KY August 1, 2018) On Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at approximately 10:26 p.m., Trooper Scott Curry conducted a routine traffic stop on a white 2004 Mitsubishi, 1 mile East of Greensburg on U.S. 68.  The operator of the vehicle, Christina Graham, 34, of Campbellsville, KY was under the influence and was arrested for DUI. A passenger in the vehicle, 30-year-old Alexandro Reyes of Greensburg, KY also appeared to be under the influence. Trooper Curry located a small bag of marijuana and cash in Reyes pocket. After searching the vehicle, Trooper Curry located more marijuana, methamphetamine, syringes, several small baggies, grinders, scales & prescription pills.
 
Reyes was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (< 2 grams Meth), Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree, Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug and Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container, 1st offense.
 
Graham and Reyes were both lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
 

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ADAIR CO. DOMESTIC CALL RESULTS IN TWO ARRESTS

 
On Monday, July 30, 2018 at approximately 8:25pmCT, Adair County Deputies Josh Durbin and Joey Keith were dispatched to a domestic dispute at a residence on Harris Road. After an investigation, Deputies Keith & Durbin were placing 51-year-old Darren Walters of Columbia, KY under arrest for Assault-4th Degree Domestic Violence, when 72-year-old Arnold Walters of Columbia, KY came out from the residence armed with a handgun and fired the handgun. Deputies were able to talk Arnold Walters into dropping the handgun, but Arnold Walters would not comply with any other commands. Deputies had to forcefully take Arnold Walters into custody and charged him with 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (police officer) and Resisting Arrest. 
 
Adair County Deputy Josh Durbin is leading the investigation and was assisted by Sheriff Harrison Moss, Officers with the Columbia Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Adair County Constable Jason Rector, and Adair County EMS.
 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 8/1/18

 

DONALD R. DILLION, 28 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE/LSD), POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
DERRICK L. JOHNSON JR., 30 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY BURNSIDE POLICE FOR SPEEDING (17 MPH OVER LIMIT), FAILURE TO SIGNAL, RECKLESS DRIVING, NO MOTORCYCLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE, FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY, NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT, NO INSURANCE, LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, DUI, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (HEROIN/METHAMPHETAMINE), CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON, POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY CONVICTED FELON, & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
LEWIS B. NOTTER, AGE 57, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT/FAILURE TO RENDER AID/ASSISTANCE, & DUI.
 
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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CASEY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING 8/1/18

 

The Casey County Board of Education held a special called meeting last night.

 

Crystal Claycomb, founder and Executive Director of Kendyl & Friends, addressed the Board concerning the construction of an all-inclusive playground at Liberty Elementary School.

The board committed $100,000 and voted unanimously to move forward with that project.

 

The board also voted to move forward on a couple of construction/renovation projects concerning the sports facilities, concessions, restrooms, and visiting locker rooms. The firm of Sherman-Carter-Barnhart was awarded the project.

 

The 2018-19 school year will begin with a Professional Development Day, Aug. 6th, followed by a Staff Work Day, Aug. 7th, Opening Day for Staff, Aug. 8th, and First Day for Students on Thursday, Aug. 9th.

 

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COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED TUESDAY NIGHT AFTER BRIEF FOOT PURSUIT

 
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Monday, July 30, 2018 at approximately 11:21pmCT, Adair County Deputies Josh Durbin and Joey Keith attempted a traffic stop on Campbellsville Road on a 2002 Chevy. The vehicle failed to stop and fled a short distance on Liberty Road where the driver, 44 year old Carlos Grant of Columbia, KY got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Deputy Durbin was able to deploy a taser ending the pursuit. 
 
Grant was arrested and charged with Rear License not illuminated, Fleeing or Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree (on foot) and Operating on Suspended/Revoked Operators License. Grant was also arrested on two warrants.
 
Deputy Durbin is leading the Investigation and was assisted by Deputy Keith, CPD Officer Drew Conn and Officer Johnny Dial with K-9 Gunner.
 

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