Clinton County, KY (November 30, 2018) - On Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at approximately 1:00pmCT, Trooper Jason Warinner assisted the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department and the Probation & Parole office in searching a residence 2 miles south of Albany on KY 738. The homeowner, Wesley Brumley, 27, of Albany, KY allowed units to search the residence, which is a condition of his parole release. While searching the residence units located small plastic baggies with one bag containing a white powdered substance, marijuana, glass smoke pipes, and syringes. Brumley, along with two females at the residence, Erica Lovett age 39 and Ashley Baker age 34, both of Albany, KY were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The subjects were lodged in the Clinton County Detention Center. Baker received additional charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense and promoting contraband 1st degree as a result of two baggies of methamphetamine being located on her.
(Adair County, KY November 29, 2018) - On November 27, 2018 at approximately 10:46pmCT, Trooper Levi Scott was on routine patrol 3 miles east of Columbia on TP Cundiff Rd when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2004 Pontiac for a traffic violation. As Trooper Scott was making contact with the driver, 25 year old Zachery Janes, and a passenger, 40 year old Richard Bernard, both of Columbia, a strong odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle and Janes appeared to be under the influence. Trooper Scott and Trooper Jonathan Carlock searched the vehicle resulting in digital scales, a small glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine in it, and several prescription pills being located. The driver stated that he had used methamphetamine earlier that day.
Janes was arrested and charged with failure to use turn signal, operating on suspended or revoked license, DUI 2nd, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), illegal possession of a legend drug, failure to produce insurance card, and prescription controlled substance not in proper container. Trooper Carlock arrested and charged Bernard with public intoxication, illegal possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine), and prescription controlled substance not in proper container. Both subjects were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
Two people were injured in a 2-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon, November 29, 2018.
Casey County Sheriff's Deputies Bryan Shepard and Geoffrey Brown responded to the scene shortly before 4pmET at the intersection of West KY 70 and South US 127. Two people were taken to the hospital with injuries. That intersection, near the Casey County Extension Office, has been the site of numerous vehicle crashes.
Sheriff Greg Speck reports that deputies responded to a 911 Dispatch of an injury accident on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the intersection of Highway 70 and Old Cuba Road.
At approximately 3:20 PM Wednesday, Deputy Danny Pevley arrived at the scene of a two vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Old Cuba Road and Highway 70.
Preliminary interviews of the vehicle operators indicated that Doug Peace, age 34 of Rainbow Terrace, Somerset, Kentucky was northbound on Old Cuba Road in a 2001 Hyundai Tiburon. As he proceeded through the intersection with Highway 70, he was struck on the driver's side by an eastbound 1991 Nissan pickup truck operated by Ruth A. France, age 41 of Eubank, Kentucky.
Pulaski County EMS personnel treated a passenger in the Hyundai, James Peace, age 31 of Somerset, Kentucky at the scene for injuries he sustained in the accident. He was flown from the scene by Air Methods to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for further treatment.
Deputy Pevley was assisted at the scene by volunteers of the Eubank Fire Department.
The accident remains under investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
The Taylor Co. Sheriff's Dept. made two arrests in connection to a theft.
On November 13, 2018 the Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a theft of a trailer. After conducting an investigation, Jarrett McCamish and Dalton Kent, both of Campbellsville, KY were charged with the theft and were arrested. The investigation is ongoing by Deputy Rodney Cox.
The Taylor Co. Sheriff's Office is reporting numerous vehicle break-in's in and around the Taylor Co. area.
The Sheriff's Office is urging citizens to remove items from vehicles or place them where items cannot be seen. Also, get in the the habit of locking your doors when parking at home and in & around businesses while shopping. Help make this Holiday Season "Worry Free".
A Russell County Grand Jury has returned indictments against 8 individuals.....
We remind our listeners that indictments are legal accusations and do not determine guilt or innocence.
According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, a traffic stop for expired registration plates led to the arrest of a Eubank, KY man on several charges on Friday, November 23, 2018.
Deputy Marcus Harrison was conducting routine patrol duties around noon Friday on West Hwy 635 when he observed a 2004 Grand Prix automobile with an expired registration sticker. After verifying registration with the driver, Deputy Harrison requested identification from the front seat passenger. Anthony Mullins, age 50 of Sandige Road, Eubank, Kentucky was unable to produce any personal identification for Deputy Harrison. A Social Security number provided by Mr. Mullins came back to another individual.
Shortly after providing the Deputy with false information, Mullins fled the scene on foot. Deputy Harrison, along with Lieutenant Jon Williams and Deputy Zach Mayfield, were able to apprehend Mullins after a foot pursuit through a nearby neighborhood. Apparently the subject had fled due to 3 outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Anthony Mullins was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center on the following charges:
1. Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (On Foot).
2. Criminal Tresspassing-3rd Degree
3. Criminal Mischief, 3rd Degree
4. Resisting Arrest
5. Disorderly Conduct, 2nd Degree
6. Theft of Identity of Another W/O Consent
7. Giving Officer False Identifying Information
8. Carrying a Concealed Weapon
10. Failure to Appear (Lincoln County Circuit Court Warrant).
11. Contempt of Court Libel/Slander Resistance to Order (Pulaski County District Court)
12. Failure to Appear (Pulaski County District Court)
Units were assisted at the scene by Trooper Willie Cowan of the KSP.
Anthony Mullins remains in the Pulaski County Detention Center awaiting an initial court appearance.
Several indictments handed down this week by the Casey County grand jury...
Adam Jeremy Ford age 25 of Liberty indicted for using electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activity, persistent felony offender 2nd degree, promoting a sexual performance by a minor under 16, possession and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, and criminal solicitation to commit rape first-degree.
Joshua Trent Roy age 37 of Liberty indicted for flagrant non-support (2 counts).
James Edward Stacy age 26 of Yosemite indicted for flagrant non-support.
Tanya Leeann McQueary age 31 of Kings Mountain indicted for making false statements to receive benefits over $100.
Mark Edward Cheesman age 57 of Windsor indicted for wanton endangerment 1st degree (4 counts), and violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO.
Kyle T Mattox age 38 of hustonville indicted for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree first offense methamphetamine.
William Michael Wethington age 23 of Liberty indicted for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree first offense methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Michael O Huff age 31 of Liberty indicted for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and public intoxication.
Joseph L Goforth age 56 of Liberty indicted for trafficking in marijuana less than 8 oz second offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, and bail jumping 1st degree.
Joshua Dwight Gamble age 31 of Liberty indicted for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree first offense methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a legend drug, reckless driving, and bail jumping 1st degree.
Alan Lee Gaddis age 40 of Liberty indicted for possession of controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and public intoxication.
Ryan Joseph Sheene age 36 of Liberty indicted for possession of controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and Criminal Trespass third degree.
Christopher Eads age 18 of Windsor indicted for wanton endangerment 1st degree, and criminal mischief 3rd degree.
Lori A Harmon age 52 of Hustonville indicted for possession of controlled substance 1st degree first offense methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, DUI aggravating circumstance, no insurance, and careless driving.
Chad Allen Peyton age 34 of Liberty indicted for fleeing or evading police 1st degree, persistent felony offender 1st degree, and disregarding a stop sign.
Rebecca Jean Hobbs age 40 of Elkhorn indicted for theft of identity, persistent felony offender 1st degree, giving a peace officer faults ID, driving on a suspended or revoked operator's license, no insurance, and expired registration plates and receipt.
We reminder listeners, an indictment is only a legal accusation, not an indicator of guilt.
On Saturday, November 24, 2018 at approximately 2:00pmCT, the Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle accident 8 1/2 miles south of Columbia on Hwy 900. The accident occurred when 20-year-old Tyler Helm of Columbia, KY was operating a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and a deer crossed his path. Helm swerved to avoid the deer and overcorrected and overturned.
Helm was treated by Adair EMS and transported to T.J. Health Columbia for injuries sustained.
Deputy Hitch is the investigating Officer.
The Taylor Sheriffs Dept investigated a 4-vehicle accident on Friday, November 23, 2018 on Hwy 55 (New Columbia Rd).
Max Wise, senator for Kentucky's 16th District, will speak at Campbellsville University on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Badgett Academic Support Center Banquet Hall, 110 University Drive, Campbellsville, KY. Senator Wise is one of the many speakers being hosted by CU's Quality Enhancement Project (QEP) and will speak about ethics in politics.
The Lincoln County Sanitation District has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) program. The project received honorable mention.
The recognized project, funded through the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority’s (KIA) Clean Water State Revolving Fund, involved construction of a sanitary sewage collection and conveyance system to serve 535 residential customers and 50 commercial customers in Lincoln County that had no sanitary sewer system.
The EPA called the project a “critical upgrade” for the area. Before the new system, sewage was disposed of through a combination of septic tanks and straight pipes, which resulted in discharges of raw sewage into waterways.
The project eliminated more than 220 failing septic tanks, 101 raw sewage discharges and two package treatment plants, affecting homes and businesses along U.S. 127 starting south of Junction City and proceeding to Hustonville.
The Liberty City Council met in a special called session yesterday to discuss the purchase of a new piece of equipment. Mayor Steven Brown...
The Council voted unanimously to proceed with the purchase.
Another special called meeting is scheduled for 5pm today for a second reading of a budget amendment, necessary for the purchase. The meeting will be held at City Hall and is open to the public.
The Russell County School Board met on Monday evening. Jim Leib has details.....
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2018) – With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining in a national effort to send Thanksgiving travelers an important lifesaving reminder to buckle up – every trip, every time.
“The upcoming holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year, so we’re asking motorists to always wear a seat belt,” said KOHS Acting Executive Director Jason Siwula. “If you buckle up, your risk of injury or death in a crash is greatly reduced. A seat belt is your best defense against an impaired, speeding or distracted driver.”
There were 1,090 crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday last year in Kentucky, resulting in 231 injuries and four fatalities. Of those fatalities, one was not wearing a seat belt and one involved alcohol.
“As we reflect on gratitude during this season of Thanksgiving, we asked fellow Kentuckians to share why they are thankful for their seat belt,” said Siwula. “These are real stories of lives saved just by taking a few seconds to buckle up.”
Of the 614 motor vehicle fatalities so far this year, 53.3 percent were not restrained.
“There is only so much the law can do,” said Siwula. “Personal responsibility behind the wheel is the key to saving more lives. We hope when people hear these stories on the radio, it will encourage motorists to use a seat belt – every trip, every time.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, proper seat belt use reduces the risk of fatal injury to front seat passengers by 45 percent and the risk of moderate to serious injury by 50 percent.
Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports that a Somerset, Kentucky resident was arrested on Saturday, November 17, 2018 following a traffic stop by Deputy Zach Mayfield.
Roscoe Sheerwood Godby, Jr., age 45 of Shopfield Road, Somerset was operating a 1998 Toyota Camry on Allens Way when Deputy Mayfield conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of Paul's Carwash South. Pulaski 911 Dispatch confirmed that Mr. Godby was being sought on a Kentucky Probation and Parole Warrant for violating the terms of his parole.
Deputy Mayfield placed Roscoe Godby, Jr. under arrest and with the assistance of Deputy Marcus Harrison began a search of the vehicle. The search produced 23.77 grams of suspected methamphetamine in a clear plastic baggie, 5 small baggies containing suspected methamphetamine totaling 9.17 grams, a small quantity of marijuana, four and a half xanax bars, eleven hydromorphone pills, two sets of digital scales and two glass pipes. In the trunk of the vehicle, deputies found 16 white pills later identified as promethazine. A search of Mr. Godby produced $213.00 cash which was also seized. A set of brass knuckles was located in the subject's back pocket.
Additionally, a Police Scanner was located in the vehicle at the time of the search.
Mr. Godby was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center on the following charges:
1. Carrying a Concealed Weapon
2. Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug
3. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree. 1st Offense (>or =2 gms.Methamphetamine).
4. Possession of Marijuana
5. Possession of Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree-Drug Unspecified
6. Drug Paraphernalia -Deliver/Manufacture
7. Possess/Use of Radio that Sends/Receives Police Messages.
8. Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Off. (<10 D>U> Drug Unspecified Sch. 1 & 2).
9. Absconding Parole Supervision (Warrant)
Sergeant Cary York and Deputy Aaron Curtis of the PCSO also assisted at the scene.
At last night's meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court, a visitor addressed the court.
Albert Thomas Jr., presented a petition from some of his neighboring residents, requesting black topping for School House Road.
Judge Executive Randy Dial explained the reasons why that would not be feasible...
Under General Business, a member of the Ethics Board, Jim Vaught, requested to be removed from that board. Judge Dial recommended Jennifer Collins to fill that seat. Collins is the Director of the Ag Center. The Court voted to accept Collins to replace Vaught.
The Court also accepted Excess Fees from the Casey County Sheriff's Office totalling just over $8,150.
The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court is scheduled for December 3rd.
The Kentucky State Police will begin accepting donations for their ninth annual “Cram The Cruiser” holiday food drive on Nov. 21. Designed to provide non-perishable food items for families in need throughout the Commonwealth, the campaign will continue through Dec.10.
“Hunger is an urban, suburban and rural problem,” says KSP spokesperson Sgt. Josh Lawson. “There is no area of the state where it does not exist. Through this program, we have an opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of our neighbors and participate in the spirit of the season.”
Collection sites for donations have been established at all of KSP’s 16 posts and six Commercial Vehicle Enforcement region offices throughout the state as well as the agency’s headquarters in Frankfort. Visit the KSP website at kentuckystatepolice.org for a listing of the locations.
KSP is also teaming up with Kroger and Pepsi for special collection events on Dec. 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at designated Kroger stores throughout the state. The locations include:
302 Brighton Park in Frankfort;
300 Trademore Center in Morehead;
890 Richmond Plaza in Richmond;
1650 Bryan Station Road in Lexington;
1265 Goss Ave. in Louisville;
808 N. 12th St. in Murray;
1670 Starlight Drive in Owensboro;
1019 Cumberland Falls Highway in Corbin;
181 S. Highway 127 in Russell Springs;
2835 S. Highway 27 in Somerset;
106 Marketplace Circle in Georgetown and
311 Boone Station Road* in Shelbyville (*11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
Suggested donations include non-expired canned fruit and vegetables, canned meat, macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned soups, chili or spaghetti sauce, brownie and cake mixes, coffee, water, powdered milk and juices.
The food will be distributed to local shelters, churches or other organizations in the areas where they are collected says Lawson.
“The holidays are a time when people come together to support one another. Last year, 419,507 pounds of food were donated from individuals, businesses, school groups, social clubs, scout troops and civic organizations throughout the state,” he notes. “Feeding our neighbors is a noble cause, but it takes a team effort. Together we can take a stand against hunger and help make the holidays bright for families in need this year.”
Click on the following link to view a video about the Cram The Cruiser program: https://youtu.be/s82XudR4698
Adair County (November 19, 2018) - On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Post 15 was notified of a prisoner who had escaped while being transported to an Adair County Court proceeding. Units from the Kentucky State Police and Columbia Police Department responded to assist the Adair County Sheriff’s Department in locating 25 year old William Loy of Columbia but were unsuccessful. On Sunday, November 18th, 2018, Trooper Clint Bale received information that the escapee was possibly armed and staying at a residence on Spring Street in Columbia. Trooper Bale along with several other units responded to the residence and attempted to call Loy out on the P.A. The home owner gave consent to search resulting in Loy being located hiding behind several mattresses. Loy was arrested and charged with escape 2nd degree and resisting arrest. Loy was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Trooper Bale was assisted at the scene by the Columbia Police Department, Adair County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.
On Thursday, November 15th, 2018 Detective Josh Dicken responded to the Taylor County Hospital Emergency Room to speak with a victim regarding an alleged rape that occurred Wednesday night. After collecting evidence and obtaining a statement from the victim, Detective Dicken along with units from the Campbellsville Police Department located the suspect, 33 year Christopher Roark of Louisville, at a residence in the city limits of Campbellsville. Roark was charged with Rape 1st degree; non-related outstanding warrants were executed by the Campbellsville Police Department. Roark was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports that on November 1, 2018 Samantha Poynter, age 26 of Somerset was arrested in West Palm Beach, Florida. Poynter’s arrest concluded a year-long investigation into a heroin ring operating in Pulaski County. Numerous agencies participated in the investigation including the Somerset Police Department, the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
In December of 2017 Narcotics Detectives with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office developed information that Samantha Poynter, along with numerous other individuals, was currently operating a heroin enterprise in Pulaski County. An investigation started into the drug trafficking organization which ultimately led Detectives to the source of Poynter’s heroin supply in Cincinnati.
The Sheriff’s Office contacted the DEA for assistance and discovered they were familiar with the source of Poynter's supply of heroin.
On January 11, 2018, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office received information that Poynter was on her way back to Somerset, from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was allegedly transporting a quantity of heroin. Law Enforcement officers from the Sheriff’s Office, Somerset Police Department, Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force, and DEA located heroin when they executed a search warrant at her residence later on the same date.
Law enforcement then focused their investigation into the alleged source of the supply of heroin, Stephen Ushery, age 35 of Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Ushery, also known as "Vito", had a residence in Pulaski County as well. Surveillance began on the Ushery residence as investigators continued to gather evidence into his drug enterprise. On September 13, 2018, Ushery was traffic stopped on East Highway 80 by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force, and the DEA. Ushery, along with a female in the vehicle, Kimberly Sweeten, age 35, was taken into custody. Ushery had a large amount of cash on his person at the time of the stop. A search warrant was then issued for Ushery’s Rosemont Avenue address in Pulaski County. Upon searching the residence, Detectives located approximately 40 grams of heroin inside of the residence.
Suspects in this case were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in October 2018.
The following individuals were indicted and have been arrested:
Samantha Jade Poynter, Age 26, Somerset, KY – Conspiracy to distribute over 100 grams of heroin
Stephen W. Ushery, Age 35, Cincinnati, OH – Conspiracy to distribute over 1000 grams of heroin
Kimberly Sweeten, Age 35, Cincinnati, OH – Conspiracy to distribute over 100 grams of heroin
Diana Chiree Sullivan, Age 26, Somerset, KY – Conspiracy to distribute over 100 grams of heroin
James T. Hargis, Age 31, Somerset, KY – Conspiracy to distribute over 100 grams of heroin
Sheriff Greg Speck stated, “Organizations like these have created drug problems for residents of our community and surrounding communities. Drug traffickers, from other states, with a supply of dangerous drugs infiltrate our neighborhoods with the sole purpose of profiting from the vulnerabilities of drug addicts.” Sheriff Speck also added “We are fortunate enough to have established great relationships with federal agencies, along with local agencies, to fight the flow of drugs. These partnerships are essential to the continued fight to combat the constant flow of heroin and other dangerous drugs, at their source, from entering our community.”
Fourteen civilian employees were honored today by the Kentucky State Police at a ceremony in Lexington highlighting their performance and public service during the past year.
“The Kentucky State Police has a wide array of individuals with diverse talents and skills who contribute to our public safety mission on a daily basis,” said KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. “Without them, our success would be impossible. I thank each of them for their service.”
Somerset resident Randall J. Adams was named 2018 KSP Civilian Employee of the Year. A 29-year veteran of the agency, Adam is a Police Telecommunicator II at KSP Post 15 in Columbia.
Adams distinguished himself during a 2017 incident when a military veteran, who suffered from PTSD, told his family that he was going to commit suicide somewhere in Cumberland County. Unable to make contact with the subject by phone, Adams left a voice mail message that he was also a veteran and just wanted to help. A short time later, the subject returned the call stating that he had already shot himself in the chest. Through labored breathing, the subject described his surroundings and Adams was able to direct troopers to the location. The subject was transported from the scene and received medical treatment that saved his life.
A Columbia, Ky. native, Adams is a 1978 graduate of Adair Co. High School and a 1983 graduate of Campbellsville University. He is the son of the late Jessie Adams of Columbia and Verlene Adams of Somerset.
Other KSP civilian employees who received awards included:
Administrative Services Award
Alicia Parham, Internal Policy Analyst III, Strategic Planning Branch
Supervisor of the Year Award
Heather Ellis, Administrative Section Supervisor, Intelligence Branch
Forensic Services Support Award
Carolyn Trader-Moore, Forensic Scientist Specialist II, Eastern Lab
Commercial Vehicle Support Award
Matthew Lawson, CVE Inspector II, Region 1-Henderson
Post Operations Support Award
Gary Hopperton, Maintenance Worker II, Post 6- Dry Ridge
David Maes, Administrative Specialist II, Post 1-Mayfield
Driver Testing Award
Harold Masden, Certified Driver’s Test Administrator I, Driver Testing Branch-Louisville
Police Communications Support Award
Randy Adams, Police Telecommunicator II, Post 15-Columbia
Megan Smith, Police Telecommunicator I, Post 12-Frankfort
Eric Smith, Police Telecommunicator II, Post 9-Pikeville
Supply/Properties Management Award
Charles Breidert, Automotive Technician IV, Supply Branch
Information Technology Award
Kim Bradley, Forensic Computer Examiner III, Electronic Crime Branch
Records Technical Support Award
Shane Adams, Administrative Specialist III, Criminal Identification & Records Branch,
Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons Section
Special Enforcement Support Award
Lynne Spencer, Criminal Intelligence Analyst II, Drug Enforcement/ Special Investigations West
(Adair County, KY November 17, 2018) - Trooper Daniel Forbis is investigating a two vehicle collision that occurred November 16th, 2018 at approximately 8:29amCT in the limits of Columbia at the intersection of North KY 55 and the Veteran’s Memorial Highway. Charles Shirley, age 75 of Columbia, was traveling south on KY 55 in a 2005 GMC truck. Shirley was slowing down for a red light when his vehicle was struck in the back by a 2015 Chevy Tahoe being operated by Brandy Hancock, age 40 of Greensburg. Both occupants were wearing a seat belt. Shirley was treated and released from TJ Health Columbia Hospital. Trooper Forbis was assisted at the scene by Adair County EMS.
The Adair Co. School Board met on Thursday evening.....
There is a Boil Water Advisory in Russell County on Dowell Rd, Charles E Peck Rd, Steve Dr and Joe T Petty Dr. for anyone who was without water due to a water line break. The Advisory is until further notice.
Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck warns the residents of Pulaski County of a scam that has affected some members of the community.
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office has had two complaints today (Tuesday). In this scam, the caller will tell people that they have missed a court date; failed to show up for Jury Duty; or failed to appear at a Grand Jury hearing. They will usually want you to buy prepaid credit cards, such as Green Dot cards. The scammer will give a phone number for you to call. When you call, the scammer will ask you to read the numbers off the card. When you do this, they have your money. The scammer uses threats to make you think you have no other option but to pay or you will be arrested. Today’s incidents involved the scammers telling the potential victim that they are from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office. You should know that the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office does not operate that way.
Sheriff Speck advises the public to “NOT SEND MONEY OR ANYTHING OF VALUE TO THESE INDIVIDUALS!” “DO NOT GIVE YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, OR ANY OTHER PERSONAL INFO. TO ANYONE OVER THE PHONE". You should contact authorities in the area (law enforcement) to ascertain the validity of any call like this. Authorities would not contact you by phone to get money to keep someone out of jail.
Since many of these scam operations are located outside the continental United States, prosecution or recovery of the victim’s money is very difficult.
The Casey County Health Department will have a walk In Hepatitis A vaccination clinic on Monday November 19th from 8-3:30. No appointment necessary.
The Casey County Health Department has vaccine available for insured and uninsured individuals.
Please call the health department at 606-787-6911 for more information.
A bomb threat was called into the Adair Judicial Center today (Tuesday) and a Russell Co. man has been arrested in connection with the threat.
According to Columbia Police Dept. Sgt. Jr. Murphy, the bomb threat was called in around 11:00amCT. A Jamestown, KY man was taken into custody just after 2:00pmCT in connection with the threat. 35 year old Nathan James Popplewell was arrested in the City Hall parking lot (across the street from the Judicial Center) and charged with Terroristic Threatening, 1st degree. A female, Yevonda Popplewell, was arrested on a bench warrant. According to police, the Popplewell's were scheduled to appear in Adair Circuit Court on Tuesday. Both were lodged in the Adair Co. Detention Center by Sgt. Murphy, who was assisted by Sgt. Gary Roy and the Adair Co. Sheriff's Office.
The Russell Co. Fiscal Court met on Monday evening, Nov. 12, 2018 for a regular monthly meeting. Here's R.C. Judge Exec. Gary Robertson.....
3 vehicles were involved in an injury accident in Liberty, KY on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.
It happened around 12:00pmET at the intersection of Wallace Wilkinson Blvd & Scanion Drive. The accident involved a Chevy Silverado Pick Up, an SUV, and a Mercedes car. Two Casey County EMS units responded, along with local law enforcement. No other information has been made available.
There is an accident this morning (Tuesday) on KY 49, about 1 mile out of Liberty. No injuries, however, the truck is in a dangerous position. Please use extra caution!
Wet road conditions led to a single vehicle accident near Liberty early this morning. The accident happened shortly after 5am on KY 49, about a mile out of Liberty. The driver of a Ford Ranger pickup failed to negotiate a curve and went into the ditch, blocking one lane of travel. No injuries were reported.
Cane Valley, KY (November 12, 2018) Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle collision on KY55 at Cane Valley Mill Road today at 12:07p.m. CST.
Preliminary investigations indicate that 21 year-old Aaron Richey of Glasgow was operating a 2018 GMC box truck traveling west on Cane Valley Mill Road, when his vehicle malfunctioned causing him to enter the path of a 2019 Peterbilt being operated by 32 year-old Mitchell Hughes of Bowling Green. Richey’s vehicle struck the side of the semi-trailer causing the vehicle to run off the roadway striking the guardrail. The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours causing motorists to detour onto Cane Valley Road.
Richey was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. Hughes was wearing his seat belt, he was treated and released at the scene by the Adair County EMS.
Officer First Class Casey Tooley is investigating and was assisted at the scene by KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement units, units from Post 15 Columbia, Adair County Sheriff, Fire, EMS and Rescue.
The temporary closure of KY 910 in Russell County originally set to begin Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 has been postponed and will now begin on Monday, Nov. 19.
The route will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning at KY 3525 (Gosser Ridge Road) and extending to the intersection of East Mt. Eden Road (mile point 6.5).
The closure is to allow crews to make the necessary improvements to the existing bridge structure for the ongoing Cumberland Parkway/KY 910 interchange project. The closure will be in place until all necessary work is completed on the structure. Signed detour routes will be posted via KY 80 and KY 910.
The closure date may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their own reports at www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application.
A Casey County man has been arrested in connection with a break-in at local grocery store.
Acting on information received from a Facebook tip Deputies Chad Weddle and Bryan Shepard identified Joseph "JoJo" Cooper as a suspect in the Davenport Grocery burglary. Deputies along with Liberty Police Officers Steve Garrett, K-9 Mako, Jayson Grider and Kentucky State Trooper Zach Scott, located Mr. Cooper on Neff Road. Officers located a stolen truck from Adair county along with several items stolen from the store and a theft that occurred on Tennessee Ridge.
Cooper is charged with Burglary 1st, Criminal Mischief 1st, Theft by unlawful taking of an automobile (3 counts), Criminal mischief 2nd, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Receiving Stolen Property and Fleeing or Evading Police 1st along with several other charges. Additional charges are pending. Cooper was lodged in the Casey County Jail.
Two Pulaski County men, accused of possessing about 125 pounds of cocaine at the time of a traffic stop last month in Hempstead County, Ark., will remain free while their cases proceed.
Johnnie Adams, 37, and Curtis Troxtle, 33, appeared in Federal Court Friday morning for detention hearings. The men were riding in a rented Ford Explorer Oct. 29 when stopped by Arkansas State Police for following too closely behind an 18-wheeler. A canine unit alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the car while performing a free air search. A black hard-backed suitcase containing 32 packages of suspected cocaine was found along with a duffle bag containing another 24 packages of suspected cocaine. Each of the packages weighed approximately 2.2 pounds. Police also recovered two pistols from the vehicle.
Ultimately the judge granted both men release. They will be supervised by U.S. Probation officials based in London, Ky. Each man must wear a GPS leg monitor and restrictions on their travel were imposed. Prosecutors say its likely the men will be indicted for an offense which carries a mandatory minimum 10-year prison term, if they're found guilty.
Danville Police have charged a man with assault after finding him hiding in a residence covered in blood.
Officers were called to Halladay Drive on a report of an assault there, but when they got to the scene, they say no one would respond to police. Investigators were able to look through a mail slot on the door, and saw a man later identified as Javier Lopez-Villareal, who had blood all over him. Further, police say Lopez-Villareal could be seen pushing a woman and holding her in a position where she could not open the door. Officers eventually forced entry into the home, and arrested Lopez-Villareal on assault, unlawful imprisonment, and criminal mischief charges. Police say he was highly intoxicated at the time and was taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center to be treated for a laceration to his eye. He was lodged in the Boyle County Jail following treatment.
Jim Leib has news from Thursday night's regular monthly Russell Springs City Council meeting . . .
A Casey County man has been found Not Guilty of Murder charges in connection to the death of another man following an altercation two years ago.
Jason Buis, of Yosemite, was accused in the death of Mark Ponder, also of Yosemite. Ponder suffered a heart attack hours after a fight with Buis in June of 2016. Three days later Ponder was taken off of life support and died. Buis was found guilty of 4th Degree Assault (a misdemeanor).
Lodged in the Casey County Jail.
Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.
Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.
Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Casey County Board of Education meets in regular session Monday at 7pm at the Casey County Middle School.
The meeting is open to the public.
Julie Spinx (Operation Christmas Child Regional Coordinator) and Mark Fudge (Community Relations Coordinator) were guests on 92.7 The WAVE on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
Here’s the interview from the “LISA LIVE 3 to 5” afternoon show:
A Russell Springs mother accidentally backed over her 4 year old son Wednesday morning.
Russell Springs Police say the 28-year old mom was backing her vehicle up to the apartment when she ran over the toddler. Investigators say she was unaware the child was out of the apartment. The boy was air lifted to UK Hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries, but officials say he was conscious and alert.
Thursday, November 8, 2018 Judge Gary D. Robertson and the Russell County Fiscal Court in conjunction with the Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland program will be giving out commodities at the Russell County Rescue Squad Building located on South Hwy 127 from 11 am - 1 pm 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.
Please share this announcement with those in need of basic food assistance.
POST ELECTION INTERVIEWS - RUSSELL CO.
Rusell County Circuit Clerk Tony Kerr:
Russell County Constable District 5 Richard Wooldridge:
Post election Adair County Candidate interviews.
Newly elected Adair Co. Judge Exec. Gale Cowan
New Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman
Newly elected Mayor of Columbia Pam Hoots
New Columbia City Council member Sharon Payne
Current Columbia Mayor Curtis Hardwick
Adair County PVA Candidates Landon Edwards & Scotty Neat
Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin
ADAIR COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS
Link to Adair County Statewide totals on Secretary of State website:
Link to Russell County Statewide Races:
The Russell County man accused in the shooting death of Brandy Johnson outside Coe's Stekhouse in Russell Springs last month has pled not guilty to murder Monday in Jamestown.
42-year-old Jason W. Clark will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, November 14th. Clark is lodged in the Russell County Detention Center with a bond at $1 million.
The Casey County Fiscal Court met regular session last night.
Under General Business there were two seats opening on the Extension Board. Barry Stringer's term was set to expire & he was reappointed to hold that seat for another term. Judge Executive Randy Dial recommended Brent Pennington to fill the second seat, being vacated by Brian Johnson. Both appointments were approved.
Judge Dial requested the court's permission to sign an emergency management grant program contract.
Casey County may be getting more discretionary funds from the state Department of Transportation. Here’s Judge Randy Dial...
Under miscellaneous business Judge Dial informed the court that the county did purchase a Back Hoe at the recent consignment sale held at the Casey County Egg Expo Center. Judge Dial said this saved the county quite a bit of money over purchasing a new one.
One other item of business at last nights meeting concerned a recent request by Hinkle Construction for the county to sign a contract agreement for payment of any future construction jobs.
Judge Randy Dial...
County attorney Tommy Weddle suggested the proposed contract by Hinckle was unacceptable, and he stated he would draw up a contract that will be more acceptable to both parties.
The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19th.
Situation Report - 01:40 11/6/18... from Adair County Emergency Management Director Mike Keltner
Multiple trees have been reported and roadways cleared starting at Cane Valley Mill Rd heading due East impacting Cane Valley Rd / Beechtop Rd area, Mt Carmel Rd / Holmes Bend Rd area.
Several barns and outbuildings are damaged near Mt Carmel Rd and Holmes Bend Intersection.
Several single trees have been reported down and cleared on White Oak Church Rd, Greensburg Rd and Knifley Rd.
The National Weather Service has not confirmed a site visit but a site visit has been mentioned on NWSChat.
Please use caution during the morning commute as unknown hazards or work crews may be present.
Photo of Mt Carmel Road debris by Bryan Coffey - Adair SAR and Adair EMS.
On Saturday, November 3rd, the Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to the 1000 Block of Green Hills Road to a single vehicle accident with injuries.
Dunnville, KY (November 5, 2018) Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle injury collision that closed one lane of US127 in the limits of Dunnville today around 12:01 p.m. ET.
Preliminary investigations indicate that 67 year old Steven Warfel of Portland, TN was operating a 2006 Peterbilt tractor-trailer traveling north on US127. Warfel failed to negotiate a curve, overturning his vehicle running off the roadway. A telephone pole was damaged causing the lines to fall across US127 closing one lane of the roadway.
Warfel was wearing his seatbelt and was transported to the Casey County Hospital and was later flown to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Sergeant Randall Honeycutt is investigating and was assisted on scene by members of the Kentucky State Police Post 15, Casey County Fire, EMS and Rescue Departments.
THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER LATE TONIGHT.
WEATHER SPECIALIST CRYSTAL SALLEE HAS AN UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...
STAY TUNED TO 98.7 THE BUCK & 92.7 THE WAVE FOR THE LATEST WEATHER UPDATES & POSSIBLE ALERTS TONIGHT.
A SEMI TRUCK OVERTURNED NEAR DUNNVILLE THIS AFTERNOON, SPILLING A LOAD OF MULCH AND CLOSING BOTH LANES OF US 127. CREWS WORKED FOR SEVERAL HOURS CLEARING THE MESS AND TRAFFIC WAS RE-ROUTED TO KY 206 & 910. NO WORD ON WHAT CAUSED THE WRECK & NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.
Arrests made in Adair & Russell counties over the weekend . . .
David Wheat, 25, Columbia . . .operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs - 1st offence, careless driving, failure to use child restraint device in a vehicle, and numerous other charges.
Samantha Jo Grider, 29, Russell Springs . . . trafficking in a controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense meth , possession of drug paraphernalia, promoting contraband, possession of a controlled substance -drug unspecified
Jo Ann Torres, 48, Russell Springs . . . trafficking in a controlled substance -1st degree, 1st offense meth, possesion of drug paraphernalia and other charges.
Lagena Bottoms, 47, Russell Springs . . . possession of controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and other charges.
Darrin Walters, 51, Columbia... operating motor vehicle under the influence of alchohol and/or drugs 4th offense, operating on a suspended or revoked license, fleeing or evading police, and numberous other charges.
Christy Lawless, 43, homeless . . .assault 2nd degree -domestic violence, giving officer false identifying information
Lodged in the Casey County Jail.
Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.
Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.
Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Police in Russell County made some arrests overnight involving unlawful transactions with a minor. Those arrested overnight include:
Russell County Sheriff Deputies Nathan Ginn and Mark Cromwell made the arrests. All were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
Russell County Sheriff's office is investigating and WAVE News will have more details when available.
The Pulaski County Major Crimes Task Force is conducting a homicide investigation involving a Eubank woman who was found deceased inside her home early this morning, November 1, 2018 on Goodhope Church Road in Eubank. The victim has been identified as Johnnie Faye Davis, age 59.
The Task Force identified a suspect in the case by the name of Brad Allen McMahan, age 34 from Maryville, Tennessee (Blount County) in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. Officers from the Task Force had been searching for Mr. McMahan throughout the day as well as following up on tips concerning the investigation.
At approximately 3:36 PM, acting on a tip, the Somerset Police Department stopped a pickup truck being operated by Brad McMahan. Mr. McMahan was subsequently arrested for the murder of Johnnie Faye Davis.
An autopsy will be performed in the morning (November 2, 2018) in Frankfort. McMahan will be lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.
The investigation continues by the Major Crimes Task Force.
A Casey County man will be wheelchair bound for several months while he recovers from a crash involving a school bus. His friends are trying to help him and his three children. They say “He’s got three broken ribs, a broken arm, a broken hip, a broken leg, two broken ankles, and his pelvis is crushed.” Mazen Homsi was on his way to work last week when he collided with a bus that was backing out on Highway 127. Homsi had to be cut from his car. He remains in the ICU. Friends have stepped in to help by building a ramp and widening doorways so he can get around in his home.
If you'd like to make a donation, there is a GoFundMe account set up on line for Mazen Homsi: https://www.gofundme.com/help-support-mazen-homsi
The Casey County Rebel Football team travels to Powell County Friday night.
They are coming off a big win last week, 37-0 over Adair County.
Coach Steve Stonebraker...
Catch the play by play action Friday night with Steven Brown & Dan Johnson here on your home for Casey County Rebel Football, 98.7 The Buck & Chasing The Buck Dot Com. Pre-game starts around 7:15 with the kick-off set for 7:30pm.
The Taylor County Public Library will host their very first Veteran's Cafe this Friday morning.
One of the organizers of the event, Bill Perkins, dropped by our studio this week to extend the invitation to all area veterans...
For more information, contact the Taylor County Library at (270) 465-2562.
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