Local News Archives for 2019-02

GREEN-TAYLOR WATER DISTRICT BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Green-Taylor Water District for all of Metcalfe County on Green-Taylor Water. The advisory has been issued due to main water line repairs. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes before using.

 

Date issued: 02-25-19

Time issued: 11:50 am CST

 

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KY SNAP BENEFITS DISTRIBUTED MARCH 1

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2019) - The Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) announces that most Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for March will be distributed this Friday, March 1.
 
The schedule change shortens the time recipients have to wait for additional SNAP benefits following changes that had to be made last month due to the partial federal government shutdown.
 
Assistance benefits for these customers will be loaded to customer accounts/EBT cards. Customers can use these funds immediately at any authorized retailer.
 
Officials remind SNAP beneficiaries they will not receive any additional SNAP benefits for the month of March.
DCBS administers SNAP in Kentucky. At the federal level, SNAP is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
 
For information about applying for food benefits, log on to the Cabinet’s homepage: chfs.ky.gov and type SNAP into the “What can we help you find” search bar.
 

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TIME CHANGES MARCH 10TH

 
Get ready – it will soon be time to spring forward.
 
Daylight Saving Time (or "fast" time)starts March 10, 2019, moving clocks ahead one hour. The official start time for the change is 2 a.m. Sunday morning, so most people conduct the annual “spring forward” ritual before they go to bed Saturday night.
 

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ADAIR/RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS FEB. 25-27

 
ADAIR CO. ARRESTS
 
  1. Ashton Nixon, 23, Columbia - arrested late Tuesday night by Adair Co. Deputy Sheriff Joey Keith for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, 1st offense
  2. Brandon Gadberry, 38, of Russell Springs, Marsh England, 41, & Matthew Sroka, 32, of Columbia were served Bench Warrants for Court
  3. Craig Sneed, 44, Columbia - arrested by KSP on Tuesday for Speeding; Careless Driving; Driving on a DUI Suspended License, 1st offense; Failure to Wear Seat Belt; and Failure to Produce Insurance Card
  4. Juan Navrro, 29, Columbia - arrested Monday by the Columbia Police Dept. for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, 1st offense; Failure of Non-Owner Operator to Maintain Required Insurance; and Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  5. Tasha Spaulding, 32, Columbia - arrested on Monday by the Adair Co. Sheriff's Office on a Fugitive from Another State warrant

 

RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS
 
  1. Jonathan McElroy, 36, Russell Springs - arrested Tuesday by KSP for Contempt of Court Libel/Slander Resistance to Order
  2. Joshua Eugene York, 32 Russell Springs - arrested Monday by the R.S. Police Dept. for Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence); Menacing; Parole Violation (for technical violation)
  3. Amanda Woodrum, 29, Russell Springs - arrested Monday by Probation and Parole on a warrant from another police agency, a bench warrant for court, and for Probation Violation
  4. Brandon Tyler Bratcher, 25, Monticello - arrested Monday by the R.S. Police Dept. for Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine), 1st degree; Possession of a Control Substance, 2nd degree (Drug Unspecified), and was served a parole violation warrant
 

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KY LEGISLATIVE ACTION

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky lawmakers reject a bill that would have raised the smoking age to 21. 
 
Senate Bill 249 would have banned anyone under 21 from using tobacco products in Kentucky. Altria, one of the largest tobacco companies, supported the bill, saying it would put tobacco in line with alcohol. Lawmakers were concerned that tobacco companies were turning to overseas growers at the expense of Kentucky farmers. 
 
Lawmakers will have a chace to vote on the bill again next month. 
 
 
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- An abortion bill has cleared the Kentucky House. 
 
Representatives approved a measure that would ban abortion for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the unborn child's sex, race, color, national origin or disability. It's one of several anti-abortion bills being considered by the legislature. 
 
Opponents argue abortion is a woman's choice -- not lawmakers. The ACLU says it will challenge the bill in court if it becomes law. 
 
The measure now goes to the Senate. 
 
 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) --  A bill mandating that bicyclists under the age of 12 wear helmets passed a House committee on Tuesday.
 
Rep. Regina Huff, R-Williamsburg, the sponsor of the legislation says 90 percent of traumatic brain injuries can be avoided by helmet use.  “There are no fees attached for violations, it is simply to protect the heads of our children 12 and under when riding their bikes.” Huff says similar bills she sponsored the past 2 years have passed the House, but have never been acted upon in the Senate.  
 
The bill won unanimous consent and now heads to the House floor.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 2/27/19

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle arrested Jermaine C. Graham, 24, of Russell Springs on Tuesday. Graham was arrested on a Pulaski County warrant for failure appear on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (methamphetamine) and shock probation in felony convictions.
 

Other arrests over the last 24 hours...


Joey D. Stiltz, 42 of Jamestown, arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License.
Lodged in the Russell County Jail.


Michelle M. Bryant, 26 of Whitley City, arrested by Somerset Police for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, & Assault-2nd Degree.
Caitlyn M. Evans, 20 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Heroin), DUI, & No Operator's License.
Wyatt F. Dalton, 19 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Heroin).
Rebecca L. Decker, 36 of Burnside, arrested by Burnside Police for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, License to be In Possession, & DUI-2nd (Aggravated Circumstance).
Jordan T. Maybrier, 23 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Unlawful Transaction with a Minor-2nd Degree, & Engaging in Organized Crime.
Rebecca A. Richardson, 38 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Theft by Unlawful Taking-Auto (over $500).
Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.


Bradley C. Watts, age 23, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methaphetamine), & Unlawful Imprisonment-1st Degree.
Brandon C. Douglas, age 32, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for 2 counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Heroin), Trafficking in Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (Drug Unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.


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

 

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL CALLED MEETING FEB. 28

 

The Russell Springs City Council will have a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:00amCT.
 
AGENDA:
I. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
II. EXECUTIVE SESSION PER KRS 61.810 (1)(C)
III. POSSIBLE PURCHASE OF PROPERTY
IV. INCLUSION OF ROADS FOR CITY MAINTENANCE
IV. ADJOURNMENT
 

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L.C. STATE RESORT PARK CUTTING DOWN DEAD ASH TREES

 

Several hundred dead ash trees will be cut down at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park to make the park safe for guests and staff members.
 
The ash trees were infected by the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species that first arrived in the U.S. in 2002 and in Kentucky in 2009.
 
Crews will be cutting trees along roadways, near buildings and other public areas through 2019. Because the trees are dead, they are more likely to fall and pose a safety hazard.
 
The Emerald Ash Borer larva lives under the bark of ash trees, feeding on the water and nutrients, eventually leading to the tree's death. Small trees die within 1-2 years, and larger trees die within 3-4 years. All types of ash trees can be infected.
 
The insect has been found in about 89 Kentucky counties, mostly in the eastern and central part of the state.
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

The Russell County School Board met on Monday evening, February 25, 2019. Jim Leib has details........

 

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORIES LIFTED

 

The Russell County boil water advisories on Highway 127 and on Fairview Church Road has all been lifted

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GOV. BEVIN DECLARES STATEWIDE EMERGENCY

 
Gov. Matt Bevin has declared a statewide emergency in response to continued heavy rainfall which has caused widespread flooding and critical infrastructure damage across the Commonwealth.
 
The Governor's executive order enables the mobilization of state resources to be to be utilized in support of cities and counties as needed.
 
Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) activated the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) on Friday, Feb. 22, at a Level 4. To date, KYEM has received 36 county and 11 city state of emergency declarations. The Division is in daily contact with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assisting in mitigation efforts in response to record level water releases at Wolf Creek Dam and flood fighting efforts at Smithland.

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RUSSELL CO. MAN ARRESTED FOR SEEKING SEX WITH MINOR

 
A Russell County man has been arrested and charged with allegedly seeking sex with a minor.
 
According to KY Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office, 30-year-old Michael John Davidson of Russell Springs, KY traveled from Russell County to Frankfort last Friday, February 22, 2019 attempting to meet a minor for sex as part of the AG’s cyber unit’s undercover operation. During the cyber investigation, Davidson sent sexual images of himself over the internet and discussed meeting the “minor” to perform sex acts.
 
Davidson was immediately arrested by AG cyber investigators with the assistance of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Secret Service. He was charged with one count of the prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor for sex and a related drug charge.
 
Davidson is currently lodged in the Franklin County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond.
 
Beshear’s Cyber Crimes Unit focuses on arresting predators who seek to harm children in Kentucky communities and on the internet. According to the AG’s office, over the past three years, the number of arrests, indictments and convictions by Beshear’s cyber investigators has reached historic levels, totaling more than 150.
 

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CASEY COUNTY MISSING PERSONS

 

A Casey County teenager, reported missing last Wednesday was found safe over the weekend.

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office is still investigating other missing persons cases:

 

  1. Verginia Ann Lee "Gina" Evans has been missing since May of 2018. She was last seen in the Dunnville area. She's described as a white female, 50 years old, 5'10" with short dark hair.
     
  2. 42 year old Benson Lee Spears was last seen Dec. 9th, 2015 in Liberty. He's described as a white male, 5'8"l, 160-170 pounds, balding with gray hair & green eyes.
     
  3. Charles Lewis Randolph, age 64, was last seen Oct. 21, 2009. He is a white male, 5'5" tall, 150 pounds, gray hair & green eyes.
     

These are active investigations. Anyone with information as to their whereabouts are asked to contact local authorities, or call the Casey County Sheriff's anonymous tip-line at 606-787-0288.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 2/26/19

 

  • Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle, along with Deputy Jayson Grider, arrested Jerry L. Watson, 71, of Russell Springs, on an indictment warrant for bail jumping 1st degree. Watson was also arrested on two Casey County bench warrants for failure to appear on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense (methamphetamine) and failure to pay court costs, fees, or fines on charges of failure to wear seat belts, no insurance, failure to notify address change to dept of transportation, and prescription controlled substance not in proper container 1st offense. Watson was also served a Jessamine County bench warrant for no insurance, no registration receipt, and speeding 10 mph over limit.
  • Sheriff Chad Weddle, along with Deputy Jayson Grider, arrested Patricia A. Reid, 50, of Russell Springs. Reid was arrested on an indictment warrant for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Reid was also arrested on a bench warrant for a probation violation for charges of public intoxication - controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine), tampering with physical evidence, and probation violation (for felony offense).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Gregory K. Jones, 56 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Joshua G. Godbey, 37 of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for Rear License Not Illuminated, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Insurance, Driving on Expired Operator's License, DUI, Reckless Driving, & Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Maria L. Alverez-Hernandez, 36 of Somerset, arrested by Lancaster Police for Speeding (16 mph over limit), & No Operator's License.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.


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

 

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RECORD LAKE LEVELS

 

Lake Cumberland has reach record levels after heavy rains hammered southern Kentucky for several days.

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the lake was at 755 feet above sea level Monday morning. There was about 45,000 cubic feet of water being released from the lake every second as all the spill gates are open. 83 percent of the flood control pool is being used, and the dam was releasing around 60,000 cubic feet of water per second by Monday afternoon.

 

Access to the lake and the Cumberland River below the dam is being limited because of the high water. Only one of the marinas has working electricity at the lake, and many of the boat ramps are closed.

 

Officials say if not for dams like Wolf Creek, the Cumberland River in Nashville would have exceeded flood stage by 15 feet.

 

 

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TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT IN LINCOLN CO.

 

An overturned tractor-trailer caused a significant traffic backup on US 27 in Lincoln County yesterday.

 

It happened near the intersection of Tick Ridge Road at US 27. The semi was carrying cardboard. KY Transportation Cabinet says the roadway was shut down for several hours. No injuries reported.

 

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ADAIR CO. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT UPDATE

 

As rainwater has receded, we are left with overflow from Green River Lake creating a back-up issue on Snake Creek Road at the Snake Creek Bridge, which will remain closed until the lake levels are lowered.
 
Some of the lake access roads can be impacted also.
 
L Hancock Road at the bridge is closed until repairs can be made.
 
Remember... TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN
 
Mike Keltner 
Director,
Adair Co. Emergency Management
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snake Creek Bridge (Photo from Mike Keltner)
 
 

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MISSING CASEY CO. TEEN FOUND SAFE

 

***UPDATE*** 

 

Columbia, KY (February 25, 2019) – 17-year-old Hailey Brown was located Friday, February 22, 2019 and released to her guardian.   

 

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Liberty  KY (February 19, 2019) – Kentucky State Police is seeking assistance from the public in attempting to locate 17 -year-old, Hayley Brown, of Liberty, KY.  Hayley is a 5’ 06 ” 165 pound, white female with brown hair and blue eyes.  She was last seen on Murphy Wolford Rd on February 10th, 2019  at approximately 3:00 PM EST.

 

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ADAIR CO. WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

Terry Noe, 31, of Columbia, KY was arrested by KSP on Saturday, February 23, 2019 and charged with Assault, 4th degree; Promoting Contraband, 1st degree; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Drug Unspecified). Noe was lodged in the Adair Co. Detention Center.

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STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED IN RUSSELL CO.

 
Russell Co. Judge Executive Gary Robertson has declared a "State of Emergency" in Russell County due to flooding. WAVE News spoke with Judge Robertson this morning.....
 
 
The declaration was signed earlier today (Monday, Feb. 25th) and says the county has sustained heavy rainfall and is experiencing heavy flooding. Damage assessment is not completed at this time and this situation creates a considerable hardship for the citizens of Russell County. Judge Robertson directs the local Emergency Operations Plan to be fully executed; the Russell County Emergency Manager shall direct the Emergency Management Dept. to provide assistance from available local resources and shall coordinate all agencies of local govt. to provide assistance to Russell County. 
 
Under this State of Emergency, the Russell County Judge Executive can waive procedures and formalities otherwise required by the law pertaining to: 
  • performance of public work
  • entering into contracts
  • incurring obligations
  • employment of permanent & temporary workers
  • utilization of volunteer workers
  • rental of equipment
  • appropriation & expenditure of public funds

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OHIO WOMAN ARRESTED IN R.C. FOR DUI

 
An Ohio woman was arrested over the weekend in Russell County for DUI.
 
Elizabeth Sacre, 42, of Hamilton, Ohio was arrested by the Russell Springs Police Dept. for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, 1st Offense. Sacre was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

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FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR SOME SOUTH CENTRAL KY COUNTIES

 
 
 
The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a
 
* Flood Warning for...
  A Dam Floodgate Release in...
  North central Clinton County in south central Kentucky...
  Southwestern Russell County in south central Kentucky...
  Southeastern Monroe County in south central Kentucky...
  Central Cumberland County in south central Kentucky...
 
* Until 230 PM CST Monday.
 
* At 2:26pm Sunday, Wolf Creek Dam reported increased water
  release from the dam since the reservoir is running high due to 
  recent rainfall over the last few days. This flood gate release
  combined with existing high water in the warning area will cause 
  new flooding along the Cumberland River starting this evening &
  continuing through the overnight hours until the release ends.
 
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Burkesville, Leslie, Meshack, Blythe, Ellington, Bow, Creelsboro,
  Grider, Vernon and Stalcup near the Cumberland River.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most
flood deaths occur in vehicles. Should the bridge on highway 912
flood, do not attempt to cross it.
 
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.
 

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CASEY CO. TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARRESTS

 

A Casey County man arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop Sunday.


Casey Sheriff's Department, Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard and Deputy Vance Davis stopped a vehicle on highway 206 at the intersection of Ewing Ridge. Deputy Tim Pierce and K-9 Ronnie also responded, with the K-9 alerting to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. A search resulted in the recovery of over 11 grams of methamphetamine. 


Victor Collins, & Ariel Gordon of Elk Horn, KY along with Jason Bruner & Kayla Aldridge of Bradfordsville, KY were all arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree methamphetamine. Collins was also charged with several traffic violations. All four were lodged in the Casey County Jail.
Deputies Jayson Grider and Geoffrey Brown assisted.

 

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STATE OF EMERGENCY IN CUMBERLAND CO.

 
A State of Emergency has been declared by Cumberland County Judge Executive John Phelps and Burkesville Mayor Billy Guffey due to the record level discharge from Wolf Creek Dam causing flooding along the river and backwater on tributaries. Citizens downstream are being warned.
 
The following is a statement released by the Judge, Mayor and Cumberland County Kentucky Emergency Management, "To the Citizens of Burkesville and Cumberland County...
 
Due to the amount of rainfall, and the water being released from Wolf Creek Dam, we are experiencing flooding in many areas of the county. The rain may have stopped, but the river is expected to rise to historic levels. And this may not happen until tonight, tomorrow, or the next day.
 
Roads and bridges closed or in danger of being closed follow: 
  • Scott's Ferry Road
  • Garmon's Ferry Road
  • Goose Creek Road
  • Lawson's Bottom Road which is Hwy 912
  • 704 at the 4 mile marker from 61N
  • Cumberland Drive between the Housing Authority and Cliff Street
  • Gary Morgan Road at 61N
  • Jackson Hollow Road
  • Goose Creek Bridge is closed
  • Otter Creek Bridge is closed but you can gain access by the hill to Hwy 449
  • Garmon's Ferry Bridge closed
  • State Bridge in Lawson's Bottom closed
  • Crocus Creek Bridge at Bakerton will be closed as will the bridge on Leslie. Due to flooding in the Arat community, when this bridge closes there will be no access to areas of Leslie below the bridge.
     
Other areas that are affected, or possibly will be, are basically anywhere that you have seen backwater from the Cumberland River.
 
If you live in one of these areas, or another that you have concern about, we ask that you SERIOUSLY CONSIDER going to a friend or family members home in a safe area if possible. We will be opening at least one Receiving Center for those people that have no other choice of where to go. But we would like to stress that if you can stay with someone until the threat has subsided, please do so, so that we may accommodate those with serious need and nowhere else to go first.
 
To make sure we know where everyone is we will need to document your information at the receiving centers. So, an ID will be required to stay. For our record keeping and your safety.
 
PLEASE be aware of your surroundings and give yourself time to leave your home safely if you think the water might get to your home.
 
We need to make it clear that this water will NOT recede quickly. The water may not go down for up to a week. With the dam releasing 60,000 cubic feet per second today, we have no knowledge of what that will look like. The river could rise a couple more feet or 10 or 15 feet, we just don't know.
 
If you have an emergency please call 911.
 
if you need to talk to someone, call Cumberland Co. Emergency Management Director Greg Cary at 270-406-2923, or County Judge Executive John Phelps at 270-459-0241, or Burkesille Mayor Billy Guffey at 270-406-0189."
 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 2/25/19

 

  • Victor T. Collins, 25 of Elkhorn, arrested by Deputy Davis with Casey County Sheriff's Office for Failure to Dim Headlights, No Registration Plates/Receipt, Failure to Register/Transfer of Motor Vehicle, Obstructed Windshield, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Ariel D. Gordon, 24 of Elkhorn, Kayla M. Aldridge, 30, & Jason Bruner, 37, both of Bradfordsville, arrested by Casey County Deputy Davis for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Anna A. Shadoan, 32 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Drug Unspecified).
  • Pearl A. Hall, 29, of Monticello, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Adam L. Cody, 29 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Constable Monday for No Registration Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of, and Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Resisting Arrest.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Jakob K. Jones, 23 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Rear License Not Illuminated, Careless Driving, DUI, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Austin B. Powell, 21 of Sandgap, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for DUI, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Russell A. Edwards, 42 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, & Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance.
  • Tammy J. Headrick, 44 of Monticello, arrested by KSP for Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500).
  • Bryan M. Sears, 42 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine).
  • Joshua L. Ware, 28 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Receiving Stolen Property (under $10,000), & Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified).
  • Britney L. Bunch, 19 of Columbia, arrested by KSP for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Michael S. Nichols, 31 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for One Headlight, No Tail Lamps, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle & On Foot), Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, & Parole Violation Warrant.
  • Elizabeth J. Sacre, 42 of Hamilton, OH, arrested by Russell Springs Police for DUI.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

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

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR DUNNVILLE AREA

 

The East Casey County Water District has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Dunnville area at 501 on south 127 to the county line, including Goose Creek and River Road. Customers in those areas should boil all water used for human consumption, bringing to a rolling boil for at least 3 minutes, and boil water for short term use only. This advisory will be in effect until further notice. If you have questions, contact your water provider.

 

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ADAIR CO. FLOODED ROADS UPDATE

 

6:30pmCST UPDATE

 

Green River above the lake has begun backing up creating issues:

 

2044 Snake Creek Road at Snake Creek bridge has water covering the bridge at 6:00pmCT

 

Dunville Road (where it parallels the river near the Adair/Casey County line) has impassable water

 

Russell Creek at the Milltown gauge crested at 8:15pmCST at 18.38’ and maintained within 3’ until 3:00pmCST where the level was 15’ and 9.41’ at 6:30pm…

 

Kemp Rd and the Russell Creek bridge at the Adair/Green County Line has impassable water at 5:00pm…

 

Paul Rodgers Rd just past the Kemp Rd bridge has impassable water at 5:00pm…

 

Road closures due to damage:

L Hancock Road at the bridge

Eunice Spur Road near the end

 

 

Mike Keltner 

Director, Adair Co. Emergency Management

 

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SNAKE CREEK RD CLOSED

 

Snake Creek Road is closed at Snake Creek Bridge due to back-up from Green River. Snake Creek Road is accessible from either Hwy 206 or Hwy 551. Plan accordingly if you travel Snake Creek Rd.  

 
TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!
 
 
 
 

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THE LATE BOBBY BROCKMAN TO RECEIVE BOB MILLER AWARD

 
Campbellsville High School graduate the late Bobby Brockman will be honored next month for his contributions to Kentucky athletes and coaches. The Kentucky High School Coaches Association gives out an annual award, named after Bob Miller, who was one of its founding coaches. The award goes to a deserving individual in Kentucky for their contribution and service to student athletes and coaches in Kentucky. Brockman is the award recipient for 2019. He will be honored at this year’s Kentucky High School Athletic Association boys’ state basketball tournament on Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. in Rupp Arena in Lexington. 
 
Brockman covered local sports for the Central Kentucky News-Journal for more than 32 years. He was a sports historian for Campbellsville University athletics and served as the sports editor for The Big Dawg and Wave radio stations. Brockman covered all fifth region sports, along with statewide and national sporting events, and was considered a local legend and sports aficionado for the entire region and state.
 
He graduated from Campbellsville High School, where he was a manager for coach Jerry Parker and the boys’ basketball team — the last team in CHS history to win the fifth region tournament, in 1973.
 
Brockman continued his education at the University of Tennessee, working as a student manager for famed coach Ray Mears. Years later, it would be safe to say that anyone who watched, played, listened to or talked about sports around the state knew the name Bobby Brockman.
 
Brockman died on Jan. 7, 2018, at age 61. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sonja Noel Brockman, 3 daughters: Rachel and Melanie who graduated from CHS, and Savanna Brockman who is a junior at CHS. He is survived by a granddaughter, Eden. 
 
Brockman was also recently inducted into the Fifth Region Athletic Director’s Hall of Fame.
 

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MILLTOWN ROAD OPEN; 2 OTHERS REMAIN CLOSED

 

Milltown Road in Adair County is now open. The road was closed for flooding on Saturday afternoon and remained closed until Sunday afternoon. L. Hancock Road and Eunice Spur will remain closed until repairs can be made.

 

Water from Green River still covers portions of Old Dunville Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 6:00PM CST

 

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ THIS EVENING...
 
Strong, very gusty west winds will occur today behind a cold front. Frequent gusts of 35 to 45 mph are expected with isolated gusts over 45 mph. This will cause limbs and some trees to fall, and could cause some power outages.
 
Spotters should report strong wind gusts and any downed trees or limbs today.
 

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HIGH SPEED PURSUIT RESULTS IN CPD CRUISER BEING DAMAGED

 
***********UPDATE*************
 
WAVE News has learned that the suspect is Michael Nichols, 31, of Russell Springs, KY. He was arrested by Russell Springs police and charged with Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License; Only One Headlight; No Tail Lamps; Fleeing or Evading Police on Foot AND in a Motor Vehicle; Served a Parole Violation Warrant. Nichols was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a high speed pursuit that ended in Adair County early this morning (Sunday, Feb. 24) and a Columbia Police Dept. cruiser sustained severe damage after being rammed by the suspect's vehicle. 
 
At 5:40amCT, officers from the Russell Springs Police Dept. entered Adair County in pursuit of a maroon 2016 Nissan Altima. Adair Co. Deputy Sheriff Joey Keith joined in the pursuit near the Adair County line on KY 80 to assist. Pursuit speeds reached up to 120 mph as they headed toward Columbia. 
 
As the pursuit approached Columbia city limits, Columbia Police Officer Adam Cravens attempted to block the road to keep the pursuit from entering into the city where morning traffic was picking up. At this point the fleeing suspect rammed Officer Cravens cruiser and continued on. Although it didn’t immediately stop the suspect, Officer Cravens efforts resulted in heavy damage to the suspect's vehicle that eventually forced him off the road and into an earth embankment about a quarter mile past the impact, just shy of Columbia city limits.  
 
At that point, the suspect fled the vehicle with a Russell Springs Police Officer and Adair County Deputy Joey Keith in foot pursuit. They lost the subject in thick overgrowth; however, 40 minutes later Adair Co. Deputy Sheriff Dereck Padgett located the suspect hiding under a truck at a local business (MLS) next to Russell Creek approximately ½ mile from where the chase began. The suspect was taken into custody by Deputy Padgett where he was released to the Russell Springs Police Dept. to be taken back to Russell County to face multiple charges.
 
The suspect will also face charges that will be filed by the Adair County Sheriffs Office for Wanton Endangerment 1st degree (Police Officer) for striking Officer Cravens cruiser, Criminal Mischief 1st degree for the severe damage to City of Columbia police cruiser, and Possession of Methamphetamine that was discovered when Deputy Padgett took the suspect into custody.   
 
Responding agencies include Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman, Columbia Police Chief Jason Cross and multiple officers from their departments, Russell County Sheriff Derrick Polston, Russell Springs Police Chief Joe Michael Irvin and multiple officers from their agencies, and Adair County EMS.
 

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MILLTOWN ROAD CLOSED

 

According to Adair Co. Emergency Management Director Mike Keltner, Milltown Road remains closed this morning (Sunday, Feb. 24th).
 
Photo taken at 10:30amCT on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019
 

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RECORD HIGH WATER LEVELS AT LAKE CUMBERLAND

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The water level at Lake Cumberland is at a near record high due to recent heavy rains, so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is releasing the largest ever quantity of water from the lake at Wolf Creek Dam, which could exacerbate flooding of low-lying areas along the Cumberland River below the dam.
 
Up until now, water managers at the Corps’ District headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., said the largest amount of water ever released from the dam is 40,000 cubic feet per second in January 1974. However, releases at Wolf Creek Dam rose to 45,000 cfs Saturday afternoon, and are expected to increase to 60,000 cfs by noon on Sunday.
 
Saturday afternoon the level of Lake Cumberland stood at 749.74 feet, the highest observation since the record of 751.69 set in May 1984.  That means more than 70 percent of the flood control pool in the lake is currently being utilized.
 
“Our water managers constantly monitor how the precipitation affects lake levels and are proactive as possible to ensure we are making controlled releases to mitigate future possibilities of even larger releases,” explained Lt. Col. Cullen Jones, the ACE Nashville District commander.
 
Jones said 60,000 cfs means that water will completely fill the river channel downstream of the dam.  Coupled with rain runoff it will impact low-lying areas and cause some backwater with other small streams that run into the river, he said.
 
The Corps of Engineers is working with state officials to communicate with land owners downstream and to get the word out about these increases for public safety.  The Nashville District is communicating with the Louisville District Emergency Management Operations Center and they are in turn communicating with Kentucky Emergency Management in Frankfort.
 
Southeast Kentucky is forecast to receive another two to three inches of rain before it ends Sunday, with the higher amounts near the Tennessee line, according to the National Weather Service.
 
Michael Dossett, director of Kentucky Emergency Management, said, “With the expectation of additional heavy rainfall, we are constantly monitoring developments in the State Emergency Operations Center.  Communities and citizens are asked to be on high alert for continuing flooding conditions.  Emergency preparedness is key - have a plan and act on that plan.”
 
Anthony Rodino, Nashville District Water Management Section chief, continues to reinforce the message that the Nashville District has to increase releases to regain storage in the reservoir.
 
The flood control pool at Lake Cumberland spans elevations 723 to 760, which allocates 2,094,000 acre feet of storage in the pool and allows for storage of 6.78 inches of rainfall runoff from the 5,789 square-mile watershed.  In calendar year 2019, Corps’ rain gages have recorded a basin average rainfall total of 16.2 inches in the Wolf Creek watershed.
 
Residents can contact emergency managers for Russell County at 270-343-2112, Ext. 1402; Clinton County at 606-387-8636; Cumberland County at 270-864-2511, Ext. 339; Wayne County at 606-348-3302; and Monroe County at 270-487-5505 for more information about the releases at Wolf Creek Dam.  
 
Dossett adds: “We are asking that everyone remain vigilant during these flooding conditions and continue to monitor the developing high-water issues.”
 
 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District officials talk about increasing releases at Wolf Creek Dam with Kentucky Emergency Management officials this morning from the Nashville District Emergency Management Center in Nashville, Tenn. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin) 

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WATER OVER DUNNVILLE ROAD

 

Water over Dunnville Road, according to Magistrate Harold Burton.

 

TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORIES

 

There is a Boil Water Advisory in Russell Co. on Dickerson Ridge down to the Casey County line due to a line break.
 

There is also a Russell County Boil Water Advisory on Fairview Church Road due to a water line break.

 

Boil all water used for drinking & cooking for at least 3 minutes.

 

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ADAIR CO. FLOODED ROAD UPDATE!

 
Sunday Morning Update: Plan for extra travel time as needed this morning. While most roadways listed last night have resolved, others could be damaged or remain flooded. Some closures are likely to remain in effect this morning as road crews assess any damages from last nights flooding. 
 
Russell Creek at the Milltown gauge has plateaued just above 18’ but the roadway (Milltown Road) is still flooded and closed.
 
 
 

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MAN RESCUED SATURDAY DUE TO HIGH WATER

 
On Saturday night at 10:25pmCT, a call was received at Adair E911 Dispatch of a male on a roof of his vehicle in the water at the flooded Taylor Ford Road Bridge. Adair EMS,  Breeding Technical Rescue Team, Adair Search and Rescue, Columbia Adair Fire Department, Adair EM and Adair Sheriff Office responded. The victim was removed from the vehicle and moved to safety without incident.
 
TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!
 
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

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

 

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METCALFE SHERIFF ANNOUNCES MULTIPLE ARRESTS FROM WARRANT SWEEP

 

Between February 16, 2019 and February 18, 2019 deputies with the Metcalfe County Sheriff's office in Edmonton, KY conducted multiple operations in an effort to locate several fugitives.  The operations resulted in the location and arrests of multiple fugitives with oustanding arrest warrants in the region.

 

The following were located and arrested:

 

  • James K. Armstrong, 20, Edmonton - executed three warrants for "contempt of court" for Metcalfe Circuit Court.
  • Annetta  M. Canales-Lopez, 44, Summer Shade - executed warrant for "nonpayment of fines" for Metcalfe Circuit Court.
  • Brittney L. Gilbert, 20, Columbia, KY - executed warrant for "nonpayment of fines" for Russell Circuit Court.
  • Ollie D. Campbell, 43, Edmonton - executed warrant for "probation violations" for Metcalfe Circuit Court.
  • Richard C. Billings, 47, Edmonton - executed bench warrant for Metcalfe District Court.
  • Stephanie S. Campbell, 40, Edmonton - executed warrant for "failure to appear" for Metcalfe Circuit Court; executed indictment warrant for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, terroristic threatening for Adair Circuit Court.
  • Ricky A. Jones, 19, Edmonton - executed warrant for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, possession of marijuana, posession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication for Adair Circuit Court. 


All were lodged in the Barren County Jail.

 

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ADAIR CO. RECEIVES GRANT FOR SPAY & NEUTERING

 
The Adair County Fiscal Court along with Green River Animal Shelter would like to announce the availability of a Grant awarded to Adair County residents from the Department of Agriculture in the amount of $2,000 for spay and neutering of 7 Female Cats, 8 Male Cats, 7 Female Dogs, and 7 Male Dogs that will be made available to the residents of Adair County on a first come first serve basis for low income individuals. Vouchers for the grant will be given out thrul May 31, 2019 or until the $2,000 has been exhausted. To qualify, you must be a resident of Adair County and bring a copy of your W2 or 2018 taxes into Judge Executive Gale Cowan’s office for approval to receive a voucher for the designated Clinic performing the spay and neutering services.  
 

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TAYLOR CO. ACCIDENT FEB. 21ST

 
A Taylor County man was treated for non life threatening injuries following a 1-vehicle accident in Campbellsville on Thursday, February 21, 2019.
 
At 7:53pmET last evening, the Taylor Co. Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle injury collision at the intersection of Spurlington Road and Barney School Road. Tom H. Smith, 80, of Campbellsville, KY was operating a 2015 Dodge Ram pickup truck, traveling east on Spurlington Rd when he jumped a curb and struck a tree head-on. Smith was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campellsville Taylor Co. EMS with non-life threatening injuries. 
 
Taylor County Deputy Mark Dickens investigated the accident. Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire & Rescue responded and assisted at the scene.

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 2/22/19

 

On Thursday, Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard and Deputy Geoffrey Brown arrested Rhonda Couch, 44, of Liberty on Parton Road. She was arrested on a failure to appear bench warrant for DUI, drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain insurance and operating on an expired license.

Also Thursday, Sheriff Chad Weddle, along with Deputies Jayson Grider, Vance Davis, Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett, and K9 Mako arrested Matthew Passmore, 33. Passmore was arrested on a bench warrant for failure to pay court costs, fees, or fines on charges of criminal trespassing 3rd degree and theft by unlawful taking or disp contents from vehicle under $500. Passmore was also served a complaint warrant for fleeing or evading police 2nd degree (on foot).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Gary W. Godby, 58 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Assault-2nd Degree.

Gary Hudson Jr., 36 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Burglary-2nd Degree, Escape-2nd Degree, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Reisting Arrest, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Roger D. Peavler, age 67, arrested by Danville Police for DUI-2nd Off.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Lisa A. Snow, 41 of Kings Mountain, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Driving on a DUI Suspended License, License to be in Possession, & No Insurance.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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CASEY CO. MAN ARRESTED IN ADAIR CO. FOLLOWING PURSUIT

 

A Casey County man was arrested following a pursuit.
 
On Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:42pmCT, Adair Co. Sheriff Josh Brockman attempted to stop a 2003 Nissan SUV after it was observed operating on KY 55 with no headlights. The vehicle failed to stop and continued toward town. It came to a stop after turning on several city streets in a driveway on North Bramlett Street. 
 
The driver, 40 year old Roger McDonald of Casey County, KY was arrested by Sheriff Brockman on the following charges: 
 
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle under Influence of Drugs 
  • Operating on DUI suspended license 
  • Possession of Controlled Substance, 2nd degree 
  • Possession Drug Paraphernalia 
  • No Insurance 
  • Failure to illuminate Headlights 
 
He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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KY 1552 IN CASEY CO. CLOSED FEB. 27 FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

 

SOMERSET, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2019) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 advises motorists that beginning Wednesday, Feb. 27, KY 1552 in Casey County will be temporarily closed to through traffic at mile point 1.22 (Long Branch) for bridge replacement.

 

Work is expected to be completed by June 1. Signed detour routes will be posted.

 

The starting date and duration 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.

 

This bridge is part of KYTC’s Bridging Kentucky program. Bridging Kentucky includes more than 1,000 state, county, and municipal structures that are rated in poor condition or have restricted weight limits. More than 70 of the bridges on the list are currently closed to traffic. Each bridge will be addressed in the next six years, either replaced with a new structure designed to last at least 75 years or rehabilitated to extend its life by at least 30 years. Those with restricted weight limits will reopen to school buses, emergency vehicles, commercial trucks, as well as passenger vehicles. For more information on the Bridging Kentucky program visit www.BridgingKentucky.com.

 

Traffic information for the District 8 counties is also available at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.  

 

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RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS

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  • John Robert Dearing, 45, Jamestown - arrested Wednesday for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth); Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; No license in Possession; Rear License not Illuminated; Failure to Notify Dept. of Transportation of Address Change; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Persistent Felony Offender 
  • Debbie Mann, 45, Russell Springs - arrested Wednesday for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Tampering with Physical Evidence; Promoting Contraband; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Persistent Felony Offender 
  • Eric Wesley, 46, Russell Springs - arrested Wednesday for Probation Violation
  • Randy Copley, 47, Russell Springs - arrested Wednesday for Probation Violation 
  • Logan Lee Withaar, 30, Russell Springs - Possession of Methamphetamine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Contempt of Court Libel/Slander Resistanc to Order
  • Dawn Sinclair, 42, Jamestown - arrested by the R.C. Sheriffs Office for Contempt of Court Libel/Slander Resistanc to Order
  • Sandy Perkins, 51, Monticello, KY - arrested Tuesday by the R.C. Sheriffs Office for Failure to Appear
  • James Garrett, 18, Russell Springs - 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment; Assault 1st degree; Assault 4th degree
  • Eddie R. Pierce, 30, Russell Springs - arrested Tuesday by KSP for Rear License Not Illuminate; No Tail Lamps; Improper Registration Plate; No Registration Receipt; Failure of Non-owner/Operator to Maintain Required Insurance ; No Seatbelt; Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs; No Licsense in Possession; Failure to Appear

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1 ADAIR CO. ROAD RE-OPENED; 2 REMAIN CLOSED

 
Adair County Road Foreman Barry Hamlett has opened Allen Schoolhouse Road, one of three roads closed on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 due to flooding. The other two (Arnold’s Landing and L. Hancock Roads) remain closed until further notice.

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 2/21/19

 

Carlson J. Wallis, 50, of Jamestown, KY arrested by Burnside Police for Improper Turning, Failure to Signal, Rear License Not Illuminated, License to be in Possession, No Insurance, No Registration Receipt, No Operator's License, & DUI.

Tyler G. Collins, 31, of Waynesburg, KY arrested by Pulaski County Constable for DUI.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Robert O. Jewell, 45, arrested by Danville Police for Possesion of Controlled Substance (Cocaine/Methamphetamine).

Travis M. Thompson, 22, arrested by Danville Police for Improper Turning, & DUI.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOLS CLOSED REST OF WEEK

 

Adair County schools are out the rest of the week due to illness.

 

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AREA BOAT RAMPS CLOSED

 

The U.S. Corps of Engineers has closed area boat ramps due to rising water levels: Site 1, Smith Ridge, and Wilson Creek Recreational Area.

 

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FLOOD WARNING FOR RUSSELL, ADAIR & 4 OTHER COUNTIES

 
The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a
 
* Flood Warning for...
  Clinton County in south central Kentucky...
  Russell County in south central Kentucky...
  Monroe County in south central Kentucky...
  Cumberland County in south central Kentucky...
  Metcalfe County in south central Kentucky...
  Adair County in south central Kentucky...
 
* Until 515 PM CST Wednesday.
 
* At 1114 AM CST, phone calls to county and state road departments
  reported light to moderate rain from Tompkinsville to Edmonton to
  Columbia to Russell Springs to Albany. They report all ditches and
  culverts are bankfull and some county roads are closed due to high
  water. All are very concerned about additional rainfall leading to
  future flooding of roadways.
 
  Up to two inches of rain have already fallen and additional
  rainfall amounts of a around an inch this afternoon will
  cause flooding.
 
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Columbia, Tompkinsville, Albany, Jamestown, Edmonton, Burkesville,
  Leslie, Russell Springs, Gamaliel and Fountain Run.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
 

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ADAIR CO. ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

 
L. Hancock, Arnold’s Landing & Allen Schoolhouse Roads have been closed due to flooding until further notice. 
 

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CASEY COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSING EARLY TODAY 2/20/19

 

CASEY COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL DISMISS STUDENTS AT 12pmET TODAY DUE TO HIGH WATER. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR MOST OF THE STATE IN EFFECT UNTIL 7amET THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2019. 

 

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SOMERSET SINKHOLE

 
A Somerset garbage truck driver was leaving a parking lot when the ground underneath gave way. A sinkhole had opened up and the garbage truck was stuck several feet down. The driver was not injured.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS 2/20/19

 

On Monday, Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle, along with Deputies Jayson Grider, Bruce Blevins and Nick Scott arrested Eric L. Terry, 36, of Michael Drive. Terry admitted to taking a table saw and some electrical wiring during a burglary/theft on January 24, 2019. Terry is charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500 and burglary 3rd degree.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Gary E. Malicoat, 53 of Bronston, arrested by KSP for Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Aggravated Circumstance), DUI-2nd, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle, No Registration Plates/Receipt, & No Insurance.

Dallas L. Overton, 27 of Burnside, arrested by Burnside Police for Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, No Insurance, No Registration Receipt, & DUI.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Willie J. Willis, age 34, arrested by Danville Police for Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (on foot), Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Disorderly Conduct-1st Degree, & Resisting Arrest.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Ken Berry, 43 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Prostitution.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE IND. SCHOOLS OUT REST OF WEEK DUE TO ILLNESS

 
Because of illness, there will be no school in the Campbellsville Independent School System for the remainder of the week, to include Wednesday, Feb. 20, Thursday, Feb. 21, and Friday, Feb. 22. School will resume on Monday, Feb. 25.

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NEW KY DRIVERS LICENSES INFO.

 

Following a statewide rollout starting in March 2019 and ending in May, all driver’s licenses, permits and personal IDs will have new security features, arrive in the mail 5-10 business days after residents apply at their local Circuit Court Clerk’s office, will be moving to an 8-year lifespan and have new pricing. Once available in your county of residence, the next time you renew your current credential or if you are a first-time cardholder, you'll choose a credential in one of two new versions: standard or Voluntary Travel ID credential. Voluntary Travel ID versions have all the benefits of a standard credential plus they are federally accepted to board U.S. domestic flights and access restricted federal facilities once REAL ID enforcement begins nationwide on October 1, 2020. Documentation is required when applying for a Voluntary Travel ID, if you are a first-time cardholder or if you want a standard credential and your personal information has changed.

 

On Tuesday afternoon, the WAVE's Lisa Clark talked with Special Assistant to the KY Commissioner of Vehicle Registration, Adam York, along with Russell Co. Circuit Clerk, Tony Kerr and Adair Co. Circuit Clerk Dennis Loy about the new drivers licenses. If you missed the interview, click here to listen...... 


 

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METCALFE CO. SCHOOLS CLOSED REST OF WEEK

 
Metcalfe County Schools will be closed Wednesday, Thursday & Friday this week due to illness. No school on Feb. 20, 21, and 22, 2019. These will be NTI Days 4, 5, and 6.
 

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NANCY MAN LEADS PULASKI DEPUTIES IN PURSUIT

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports that a Nancy, KY man faces several charges after he attempted to flee from a Deputy on Saturday morning, February 16, 2019.

 

At approximately 6:00amCT Saturday morning, Sergeant Cary York observed a green 2015 Kia Soul driving erratically in the 3800 block of Oak Hill Road. When Sergeant York activated his emergency equipment to conduct a traffic stop, the driver failed to comply.

 

The pursuit continued into the parking lot of Oak Hill Baptist Church where the subject continued driving recklessly in circles. After several minutes, the driver complied with the deputy's commands to exit the vehicle.

 

Douglas Eugene Gilbert, 30, of Highway 3277 in Nancy, KY was arrested and charged with:
 

1.  Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs 1st Off

2.  Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operator's License

3.  Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle)

4.  Failure to Produce Insurance Card

5.  Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree-Police Officer

 

In the course of Sergeant York's investigation of the incident, he learned that Mr. Gilbert had been involved in an earlier accident on the same date near a residence on Ferry Road. A residential mailbox and a utility pole were damaged in that accident. Subsequently, an additional charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident was also brought against Mr. Gilbert by Sergeant York.

 

Douglas Eugene Gilbert was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without further incident. Detective Joey Johnson of the Sheriff's Office and officers from the Somerset Police Department assisted at the scene.

 

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MISSING CASEY COUNTY TEEN

 

Kentucky State Police are seeking assistance from the public in attempting to locate 17-year-old Hayley Brown of Liberty, KY.  Hayley is a white female, 5’6”, 165lbs with brown hair & blue eyes. She was last seen on Murphy Wolford Rd in Casey County on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at approximately 3:00pmET.

 

If anyone has information regarding her whereabouts, please contact Kentucky State Police, Post 15 at 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency. Tpr. Zach Scott is investigating.   

 

 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT 2/191/9

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday. 

Under general business the court voted to accept the 2018 Sheriffs tax settlement.   

In light of the new consumer price index the court also voted for a cost-of-living adjustment for county employees. Here’s county judge executive Randy Dial. 
 


That motion was approved.

The fiscal court also approved a Policy & Procedures manual submitted by Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle...  
 


County Attorney, Tommy Weddle, recommended that all county employes follow suit. Judge Dial said all county employees, and elected board members will be required to review and sign the county's administrative code.

Also under miscellaneous business judge Dial told the magistrates that the homeland security grant has been approved for the 911 communications tower project, installation should begin next week... 

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court will be March 4th.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 2/19/19

 

Ethan C. Whited, 28 of Stanford, arrested by Deputy Grider with Casey County Sheriff's Office for Speeding (26 mph over limit), Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Disregarding Stop Sign, Reckless Driving, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), No Registration Plates/Receipt, & No Insurance.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Eddie R. Pierce, 30 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for No Tail Lamps, Rear License Not Illuminated, Improper Registration Plate, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, DUI, License to be In Possession, & Failure to Appear.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

Curtis A. Keith Jr., 26 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Aggravated Circumstance), No Operator's License, License to be In Possession, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified), DUI-2nd (Aggravated Circumstance), No Insurance, Assault-2nd Degree (Domestic Violence), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

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

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RUSSELL COUNTY INDICTMENTS

 
A Russell County Grand Jury has returned several indictments:
 
  • Nicholas S. Fields, 38, R.S. - Receiving Stolen Property; Theft by Deception over $500; Persistent Felony Offender
  • Deborah D. Mann, 45, R.S. - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Tampering with Physical Evidence; Promoting Contraband; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Persistent Felony Offender
  • Patricia Carrender, 48, Monticello, KY - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Rachel Jones, 34, R.S. - D.U.I. 2nd Offense; Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree; Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Troy Doss, 44, R.S. - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of Marijuana; Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • William C. Wilson & Erica Reidmueller both of R.S. - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Dustin Powell, 32, Columbia - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Meth)
  • Robert P. Bell, 52, R.S. - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Hydrocodone)
  • James Brizendine, 18, R.S. -  3 counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree; Assault 1st degree & Assault 4th degree

Indictments are legal accusations and do not determine guilt or innocence.

 

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ROCK SLIDE AT WOLF CREEK DAM

 

According to reports, US 127 near Wolf Creek Dam is closed due to a rock slide. The rock slide occurred just a few feet from the dam, with most of the rock falling on the highway. No other information is available at this time.

 


 

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CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS NEW ANONYMOUS TIP LINE

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle says the Sheriff's Office now has an anonymous and confidential tip line.


If you have information to report, call 606-787-0288 anytime and leave a message.

 

 

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METCALFE CO. MAN ARRESTED ON INDICTMENT CHARGES

 

(Metcalfe County, KY February 18, 2019)  Trooper Bobby Maxwell conducted an extensive sexual abuse investigation that resulted in the Metcalfe County Grand Jury returning an indictment on 41 year old Teddy Blakley of Edmonton for Rape 1st degree victim < 12, Sexual Abuse 1st degree victim U/12, Rape 1st degree, and Sodomy 1st degree. Trooper Maxwell arrested Blakley at his residence on Society Hill Rd in Edmonton on February 15th, 2019  at approximately 3:45pmCT. Blakley was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

 

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ADAIR CO. COUPLE ARRESTED FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

 
On Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 6:18pmCT, Adair Co. Deputy Sheriff Josh Durbin initiated a traffic stop on a 1996 Dodge passenger car on Hwy 55 North. During the stop it was believed that the operator was under the influence of an intoxicating substance. The driver, Joseph Trumpis, was also found to be operating on a suspended operators license. He was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs, Operating on a DUI Suspended License, No Insurance and No Tail Lamps. 
 
A female passenger was also arrested. Amanda Northrup of Columbia, KY was charged with Alcohol Intoxication, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd degree, and Promoting Contraband 1 st degree.   
 
Both Trumpis and Northrup were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by Deputy Josh Durbin. He was assisted by Deputy Brandon Hitch and KSP Trooper Billy Begley. 

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CONGRESSMAN JAMES COMER ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY OFFICE HOURS IN CASEY COUNTY TODAY 2/18/19

 

Congressman James Comer's District Director, Sandy Simpson, will host office hours on behalf of the Congrressman in Casey County today (Monday) to help 1st district residents with federal casework issues.  She'll be at Liberty City Hall, 518 Middleburg Street, Liberty, from 3pm-4pmET.

 

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CASEY PROPERTY TAXES: 2nd NOTICE

 

Casey County Sheriff's Office says Second notices for 2018 property taxes are being mailed. 

You have until April 15 to pay your property taxes at the sheriff's office.

They are now able to take credit/debit card payments at the Sheriff's Office.

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WEEKEND ARRESTS 2/18/19

 

  • On Saturday, Casey County Deputies Geoff Brown and Vance Davis conducted a traffic stop on US 127 north of Liberty. Bradley Hale, 31, of Russell Springs was arrested for texting while driving, careless driving, possession of open alcoholic container and DUI.
  • Kelly E. Allen, 36 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff's Office for Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, & Assault-3rd Degree (Police/Probation Officer).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Brian A. Lynch, 47 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell County Sheriff's Office for Receiving Stolen Property (under $10,000).
  • Ricky J. Roy, 46 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Violation of a KY EPO/DVO, & Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence).

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Curtis A. Keith Jr., 26 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on a DUI Suspended Ooperator's License (Aggravated Circumstance), No Operator's License, License to be In Possession, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, DUI-2nd (Aggravated Circumstance), No Insurance, & Assault-2nd (Domestic Violence).
  • Kenneth D. Holts, 37 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Heroin), & Resisting Arrest.
  • McKenzie R. Hargis, 33 of Bronston, arrested by KSP for DUI, Burglary-1st Degree, & Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance.
  • Jamie D. Oakes, 37 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Menacing, Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer), & Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance.
  • Douglas E. Gilbert, 30 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for DUI, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle), No Insurance, & Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree (Police Officer).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • William Z. Turk, age 26, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Cody S. Preston, 23 of Junction City, arrested by KSP for Receiving Stolen Property (over $10,000), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Heroin), Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, & Possessing License when Privileges are Revoked.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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PHONE FRAUD REPORTS IN COLUMBIA

 
The Columbia Police Department has been receiving reports of phone fraud and phishing scams, and would like to remind everyone to protect your personal information.
 
Impersonators will call or e-mail, posing as various businesses, companies or government entities requesting your Social Security number or banking information. Do NOT give out your personal or financial information over the telephone, through the mail, or over the internet unless you have initiated the contact or know who you are dealing with. 
 
If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, contact law enforcement. For more information on protecting your identity, or victims of identity theft, visit http://www.identitytheft.gov/.
 

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METCALFE CO. PHONE SCAM

 
Edmonton Water Works has been notified that someone using the name of Green Wave Water District is calling their customers stating that their water bill is delinquent and services are being disconnected if payment is not made. This name is not associated with Edmonton Water Works in any way and is a scam.
 
Here are some Do's & Don'ts from AARP on how to avoid phone scams:
 
DO'S:
 
  • Do put your phone number on the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry. It won’t stop spam calls, but it will make them easier to spot because most legitimate telemarketers won’t call you if you’re on the registry.
  • Do consider using a call-blocking mobile app or device to screen your calls and weed out spam and scams. You can also ask your phone-service provider if it offers any blocking tools.
  • Do hang up on illegal robocalls.
  • Do slow down and ask questions of telemarketers. Legitimate businesses and charities will answer questions and give you time to consider a purchase or donation. Scam callers will pressure you to commit right away.
  • Do independently research travel deals, charities or business and investment opportunities you hear about by phone.
 

 

DONT'S:

 

  • Don’t answer calls from unknown numbers.
  • Don’t return one-ring calls from unknown numbers. These may be scams to get you to call hotlines in Caribbean countries that have U.S.-style three-digit area codes, and you could incur hefty connection and per-minute fees.
  • Don’t follow instructions on a prerecorded message, such as “Press 1” to speak to a live operator (it will probably lead to a phishing expedition) or press any key to get taken off a call list (it will probably lead to more robocalls).
  • Don’t give personal or financial data, such as your Social Security number or credit card account number, to callers you don’t know. If they say they have the information and just need you to confirm it, that’s a trick.
  • Don’t pay registration or shipping charges to get a supposed free product or prize. Such fees are ploys to get your payment information.
  • Don’t make payments by gift card, prepaid debit card or wire transfer. Fraudsters favor these methods because they are hard to trace.

 

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PAROLE OFFICER ARRESTED ON OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT

 
Burkesville, Ky. (February 15, 2019) - On Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Kentucky State Police Post 15 received a complaint from a Parolee in Cumberland County regarding her Probation Parole Officer, 33 year old Tyler Young of Albany KY. 
 
Following a 3-day covert investigation Young was arrested this afternoon (Friday) and charged with Sexual Abuse 1st degree and Official Misconduct 1st degree. Young was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. 
 
This case remains under investigation by Detective Kenny Brown.
 

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2 MISSING TEENS FOUND SAFE

 
Two area teenagers reported missing earlier this week were found safe on Thursday night.
 
According to Metcalfe Co. Emergency Management, 13-year-old Isaiah Wilson of Edmonton and 15-year-old Andriana Wood of Breeding were found around 11:30pmCT on Thursday, February 14, 2019. The teens were reported missing on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. 
 
Officials want to thank the public for their assistance. No other information was released.
 
 

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

 

The Russell Springs City Council met on Thursday evening, February 14, 2019. Jim Leib has details.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 2/15/19

 

  • On Thursday, Casey County Deputy Tim Pierce assisted by Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard, arrested Jonathan D. Brown, 38, of Singleton Dr. during a traffic stop at Gateway Park. Brown was arrested on five Casey County bench warrants for failure to pay court costs, fees, or fines on four charges of theft by deception-include cold checks under $500. Brown was also arrested on an Adair County bench warrant for theft by deception-include cold checks under $500. Brown was also served an indictment warrant for theft by unlawful taking or disp all others $500 or more but under $10,000, fleeing or evading police 2nd degree (on foot), and public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol).
  • Sara P. Maynard, 21 of Dunnville, arrested by Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle for Reckless Driving, DUI, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Alejandro Barradas, 38 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Improper Equipment, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, & No Operator's License.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Jacob R. Fairchild, 30 of Lancaster, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Public Intoxication, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Possession of Burglary Tools.
  • Randall B. Angel, 37 of Somerset, arrested by KY Fish & Wildlife for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon.
  • Amber M. Milburn, 26 of Somerset, arrested by KY Fish & Wildlife for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Ricky Robbins, 51 of Liberty, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Burglary-3rd Degree, & Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance.
  • Johnny Adkins, 38 of Waynesburg, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Burglary-3rd Degree.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT CLOSES WESTBOUND LANE OF CUMBERLAND PARKWAY

 
A semi truck accident Thursday morning, February 14, 2019 resulted in the Cumberland Parkway westbound lane in Adair Co. to be shut down for several hours. 
 
The tractor trailer accident occured at 11:00amCT on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway (westbound lane) at the 37 mile marker (going towards Edmonton from Columbia). The road was closed for approximately 4 hours, but is now open. No one was seriously injured.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 2/14/19

 

Kari T. Hogue, 33 of Liberty, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/3rd Offense (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Lodged in the Casey County Jail.


Jeffrey A. Baird, 56 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Speeding (20 mph over limit), No Registration Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, Driving on Expired Operator's License, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, & DUI.
Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.


Justin M. Lankford, age 34, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Assault-4th Degree (Domestic), Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (on foot), & Criminal Mischief-1st Degree.
Richard A. Humes, age 35, & Leigh Cross, age 31, both arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for 3 counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Heroin/Methamphtamine/drug unspecified) (2nd offense for Meth), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Humes also for Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon.
Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.


Johnny Adkins, 38 of Waynesburg, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Burglary-3rd Degree.
Angela Bowman, 35 of Manchester, arrested by KSP for No Insurance, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, Reckless Driving, Improper Use of Dealer Tags, Failure to Notify Address Change to DOT, Driving on Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument-2nd Degree, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.


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

 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 

The Adair Co. Fiscal Court met on Tuesday evening. Jim Leib has details.... 

 

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL MEETING FEB. 14

 
The Russell Springs City Council will meet on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 6:00pmCT.
 
AGENDA
PRAYER
I. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
II. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES
III. ACCEPTANCE OF CASH DISBURSEMENTS & FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
IV. OLD BUSINESS
V. NEW BUSINESS
  • MAYOR'S UPDATE
ADJOURNMENT
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 48HRS 2/13/19

 

  • Jeffery N. Shaw, 59 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff, Chad Weddle, for DUI-2nd Offense.
  • Ronald C. Satterly, 37 of Liberty, arrested by Sheriff Chad Weddle for Theft by Unlawful Taking (Firearm).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Brandon K. Knight, 38 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Frederick C. Katon, 25 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for Speeding (26 mph over limit), Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Reckless Driving, & Rear License Not Illuminated.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Mark A. Bauer II, 31 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for Failure to Illuminate Headlights, No Tail Lights, Rear License Not Illuminated, No Registration Plates/Reciept, License to be In Possession, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Matthew R. McGowan, 19 of Russell Springs, arrested by Pulaski County authorities for Robbery-2nd Degree.
  • Evan M. Jones, 27 of Somerest, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Probation Violation.
  • Alicha D. Eastridge, 36 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Tampering with Physical Evidence, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance.
  • James W. Rose, 29 of Monticello, arrested by Burnside Police for Obstructed Windshield, No Tail Lights, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, License to be in Possession, Driving on Expired Operator's License, DUI-2nd (Aggravated Circumstance), Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Trafficking in Controlled Substance (drug unspecified).
  • Rebecca L. Decker, 36 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Controlled Substance (drug unspecified), & Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance.
  • Tyler B. Stewart, 18 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for 2 counts of Burglary-3rd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking (over & under $500), & Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Henry T. Walker, 42 of Danville, arrested by KSP for Retaliating Against Participant in the Legal Process, Assault-4th Degree (domestic violence), Criminal Mischief-1st Degree, & Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $10,000).
  • Regina M. Walker, 39 of Danville, arrested by KSP for Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.


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

 

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ADAIR CO. INDICTMENTS - FEB. 12

 
An Adair County Grand Jury has returned numerous indictments:
 
  • Kathryn Marie Hadley, 38, Columbia - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Kaysie m. Matthews, 36, Columbia - Tampering with Physical Evidence
  • William Earl Corbin, 34, Columbia - Assault, 3rd degree (3 counts); Custodial Interference; Menacing; Obstructing Governmental Operations; Resisting Arrest
  • Alisha Burton, 22, Columbia - Assault, 3rd degree; Custodial Interference; Menacing
  • Darrin E. Walters, 51, Columbia - Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, 4th or subsequent offense (aggravating circumstance); Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st & 2nd degree; No Operator's License; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; Failure to Notify Dept. of Transportation of Address Change
  • Timothy G. Russell, 34, Russell Springs - Possession of Methamphetamine; Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of Marijuana; Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/etc.; Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Samuel Joseph Hicks, 40, Marysville, Tennessee - Sodomy, 3rd degree; Rape, 3rd degree; Unlawful Transaction with a Minor, 1st degree; Prohibited Use of Electronic Means Originating or Received within the Commonwealth of Kentucky to Induce a Minor to Engage in Sexual or Other Prohibited Activity (2 counts). The indictments are a result of Hicks coming to KY and engaging in sexual intercourse with a female under 16 years of age.
  • Matthew L. Sroka, 32, Columbia - Sexual Abuse, 1st degree
  • Lucas B. Parnell, 40, and Jeannie M. Wheeler, 42, Columbia - Burglary, 2nd degree; Theft by Unlawful Taking $500 or more; Criminal Mischief, 2nd degreeLucas Parnell was also indicted for Burglary, 3rd degree, a second count of Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500), and for being a Persistent Felony Offender
 
Indictments are legal accusations and do not determine guilt or innocence.
 

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RUSSELL COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED THROUGH MONDAY 2/18/19

 

Russell County schools are closed the rest of the week due to illness. (NTI Days 6-8) Classes will resume on Tuesday, February  19, 2019. No school on Monday due to President's Day.

 

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2 JUVENILES MISSING FROM METCALFE/ADAIR

 
The Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office and Metcalfe County Emergency Management need your help locating a missing Juvenile. 
 
   
   Name: Isaiah Anthony Lane Wilson
   
Age: 13
   Height: 5’8”
   Weight: 145 lbs.
   Eyes: Blue
   Hair Color: Blonde
   Hair Length: Shoulder Length
 
Isaiah Wilson was last seen at his residence at 3210 Reece Hurt Road, Edmonton, KY. He is believed to be traveling with Andriana Wood who is missing from Breeding, KY.

  
   
   Name: Andriana Wood
   Age: 15
   Hair color: blonde
   Eyes: blue
 
 
 
 
 
If you have info. on either of these individuals, please contact the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office at 270-432-3041 or local law enforcement.
 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 

 

 

 

The Russell County Fiscal Court met on Monday, February 11, 2019. Jim Leib has details......

 

 

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CASEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION 2/12/19

 

The Casey County Board of Education met last night. There were several excellent demonstrations by some of the students in the district. Superintendent Marion Sowders... 

 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL 2/12/19

 

The Liberty City Council met in regular session Monday at City Hall. Several local business owners attended the meeting, along with representatives of the Chamber of Commerce. 
 

There were a couple of items on the agenda that sparked some lengthy debate. The first of which was garbage collection rates in the city. Mayor Steven Brown... 

The Council is considering a usage based rate. 

That item was tabled until next month‘s regular meeting. 
 

The other item on last nights agenda that also sparked some lengthy conversation concerned flooding issues around Liberty, addressed by a Hydrologic Study recently completed by the Corps of Engineers...  

No action was taken.

 

The next meeting of the Liberty city Council will be May 11th.

 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

A Taylor County man was arrested Friday, February 8, 2019 by the Adair County Sheriff's Department after a search warrant was issued on his vehicle. According to the press release, the Adair County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY on a 2005 Buick owned and registered to 64-year-old Ricky Barnett of Taylor County.

 

Barnett was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (oxydodone) and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Chief Deputy Justin Cross made the arrest and was assisted by additional deputies along with Columbia Police Department Officer John Dial and K-9 "Gunner".

 

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TAYLOR CO. INJURY ACCIDENT

 

Big Dawg news reports on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at approximately 5:06pmET, the Campbellsville Police Department investigated an auto collision with injuries on Hwy 210 at the intersection at Colton’s Steakhouse. After an investigation, it was determined that a 2004 Chevrolet pick-up being operated by 21 year old Emily Carroll of Elk Horn, KY turned into the path of a 2004 Saturn being operated by 65 year old Connie Knopp of Lebanon, KY. 

 

Ms. Knopp and two passengers, 67 year old Danny Knopp and 15 year old Madison Knopp, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment. Two additional passengers in the Knopp vehicle, 44 year old William Knopp and 6 year old Draven Knopp were not injured. Emily Carroll also escaped injury.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 2/11/19

 

  • On Friday, Deputy Jayson Grider, along with Sheriff Chad Weddle and Deputy Vance Davis, arrested Todd M. Emerson, 54, of College St., Liberty.  Emerson was indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking over $500, and criminal mischief 3rd degree.
  • Dennis L. Morgan Jr., 39 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Deputy Tim Pierce for Violation of a KY EPO/DVO.
  • Jordan C. Hale, 27 of Liberty, arrested by Liberty Police Officer Martin for Burglary-1st Degree, & Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Cody J. Overby, 26 of Lake Village, IN, arrested by Russell County Sheriff's Office for Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500), Rape-3rd Degree, & Unlawful Transaction with a Minor (Victim under 16 YOA).

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Keelin C. Gray, 39 of Bronston, arrested by Burnside Police for Failure to Signal, Following too Closely, Reckless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, & DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Jelena M. Bernard, 40 of Russell Springs, arrested by Somerset Police for Manufacturing Methamphetamine, & Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500).
  • Travis W. Rose, 32 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police while serving a warrant for Parole Violation for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Resisting Arrest, & Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer).
  • Vanessa M. Baker, 27 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Ronald T. Gleason, 30 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Aaron L. Blaketer, 29 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree, & Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Failure to Render Aid/Assistance.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Stacy A. Devine, age 35, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Tampering with Physical Evidence, Promoting Contraband-1st Degree, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Joshua L. Dial, age 33, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Praphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.


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

 

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CONG. COMER'S DISTRICT DIRECTOR (SANDY SIMPSON) TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN 1ST DISTRICT

 
Congressman James Comer's District Director, Sandy Simpson, will host office hours on behalf of the Congressman in the WAVE listening area to help 1st District residents with federal casework issues.
 
  • Adair County - Adair Annex, Tuesday, February 12th, 2:30 to 3:30pmCT, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY 
  • Russell County - Russell County Courthouse, Fiscal Courtroom, Monday, February 18th, 10:00 to 11:00amCT, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY
  • Metcalfe County - Metcalfe County Government Center, Tuesday, February 12th, 10:30 to 11:30amCT, 201 North Main Street, Edmonton, KY
  • Taylor County - Taylor County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Courtroom, Wednesday, February 13th, 1:30 to 2:30pmET, 203 North Court Street, Campbellsville, KY 
  • Casey County - Liberty City Hall, Monday, February 18th, 3:00 to 4:00pmET, 518 Middleburg Street, Liberty, KY
  • Cumberland County - Veterans Memorial Community Center, Thursday, February 21st, 1:00 to 2:00pmCT, 213 Upper River Street, Burkesville, KY 
  • Clinton County -  Clinton County Courthouse, Circuit Courtroom, Thursday, February 21st, 3:00 to 4:00pmCT, 100 South Cross Street, Albany, KY

 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING FEB. 12

 
The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6:00pmCT in the basement of the Adair County Annex basement. The meeting is open to the public.
 
AGENDA
Pledge Of Allegiance
Prayer
Call To Order
Roll Call
Approval Of Agenda
Approval Of Minutes
  • January 8, 2019 Minutes-Regular
  • January 15, 2019 Minutes-Special
  • January 25, 2019 Minutes-Special
Disbursements
Sheriff’s Report
Road Department Report
G.R.A.S. Report
Committee Reports
Jail Report
Treasurer
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Quarterly Report
Budget Amendments
Transfers
  • Line To Line Transfers
  • Fund To Fund Transfers
Court Orders
Reading Of Roads
Action Items:
  • Permission for HARP to come to the March Fiscal Court Meeting and demo voting machine. (Approximately 15 minutes)
  • Permission to participate in the 2019 Kentucky Waste Tire Event
  • Permission for Judge Executive Cowan to sign the 2019 Kentucky Waste Tire Agreement
  • 2018 Final Settlement of Clerk’s Fees
  • Cold mix for the City of Columbia
  • Airport Board
  • Mack Truck discussion
  • Shelter Grant permission to advertise and make vouchers
  • Jail Surplus Discussion and received Bids
  • Renewal of Cintas Service Agreement for Uniforms
  • Permission to accept a donation of a car for 911 from the City
  • Discussion to surplus current 911 car online
  • 2018 Final Tax Settlement for Sheriff
  • USDA Grant-Sheriff Vehicles
  • Permission for Road Foreman to apply for Notary Public
Other Business
Public Comments
Adjourn
 

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PUBLIC HEALTH CONTINUES TO PROMOTE HEPATITIS A VACCINATION

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2019) – People who are considered high risk for exposure to the Hepatitis A virus should get vaccinated as soon as possible to avoid contracting the virus and lessen the spread of the disease. High risk groups include individuals who use illicit drugs, close contacts of illicit drug users, and homeless people.
 
The Department for Public Health (DPH) is making this recommendation as part of its efforts to respond to the ongoing outbreak of Hepatitis A. Since the outbreak began in August 2017, reported cases continue to rise and have now been recorded in 103 of Kentucky’s 120 counties.
 
“If you are at-risk of exposure to the Hepatitis A virus, we urge to get vaccinated immediately. Immunizations can be obtained from a healthcare provider, pharmacies, and clinics throughout the state. Local health departments have limited vaccine supply for at-risk individuals who are uninsured,” said DPH Commissioner Dr. Jeff Howard. “In addition, if you live in a county currently experiencing an outbreak, we also urge you to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A as well as continue to practice regular and thorough hand washing, particularly if you are engaging with any of the high risk groups.”
 
About 80% of cases in the current outbreak are people in the high risk groups. Other priority populations include:
 
  • People with direct contact with someone who has Hepatitis A (particularly during their infectious period)
  • Men who have sexual contact with men
  • People who are at increased risk of complications from Hepatitis A (e.g., people with chronic liver disease)
 
As of Jan. 26, 3,819 cases have been reported in Kentucky due to the outbreak. A recent year-end review of Kentucky mortality records revealed additional deaths, increasing the total known deaths to 40 associated with the current Hepatitis A outbreak. Counties have reported 1,862 hospitalizations due to Hepatitis A.
 
To date, 80 counties have reported five or more cases, meaning they meet the threshold for what is considered an outbreak of Hepatitis A virus. Boyd, Carter, Fayette, Floyd, Jefferson, Kenton, Laurel, Madison, and Whitley counties report 100 or more cases associated with the outbreak.
 
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease of the liver, which causes inflammation of the liver and affects the organ’s ability to function. Signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A include nausea, diarrhea, and loss of appetite, fever, fatigue, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), clay-colored bowel movements, dark-colored urine, and abdominal discomfort. Signs and symptoms usually appear 2-4 weeks after exposure, but may occur up to 7 weeks after exposure. Children under 6 years of age with Hepatitis A often show few signs and symptoms.
 
Hepatitis A virus is found in the stool of infected people, and is usually spread person-to-person when infected people do not properly wash their hands or do not have access to proper sanitation. Transmission typically occurs when a person ingests infected fecal matter, even in microscopic amounts, from contact with contaminated objects, food, or drinks. DPH recommends frequent hand washing, particularly after using the restroom, or before eating, to prevent transmission of hepatitis A and many other common diseases.
 
To prevent new cases from occurring, DPH has partnered with local public health staff, health care providers, correctional facilities, faith-based organizations, homeless shelters, and substance abuse treatment centers to vaccinate people who are at the highest risk of getting Hepatitis A. People who have had Hepatitis A disease or previously received 2 doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine do not need to be immunized.
 
“Vaccination of high risk groups is crucial to stopping the outbreak in Kentucky,” added Dr. Howard. “If you or someone you know might be at risk for Hepatitis A, please get vaccinated as soon as possible at your local health department, primary care physician’s office, or local pharmacy. If you suspect you might have Hepatitis A infection or are experiencing symptoms (including, vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice/yellowing of the skin and eyes), you should seek medical care immediately.”
 
Individuals also are advised to contact their local health department or the Reportable Disease program at DPH at (502) 564-3261.
 
Since 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that all children receive the Hepatitis A vaccine series. DPH recommends children aged 1 to 18 years receive the two-dose Hepatitis A vaccine, as well as at-risk adults. Kentucky now requires all students in kindergarten through 12th grade to have two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine in order to attend school or receive a provisional certificate of immunization.
 

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GOLDEN RULE-WILSON REAL ESTATE & AUCTION WINS AWARDS AT KY AUCTIONEER'S CONVENTIONS

 
The Kentucky Auctioneers Association Convention was held this weekend in Bowling Green, KY. Chris Wilson, broker & auctioneer with Golden Rule Real Estate & Auction Co. was named one of the top 10 auctioneers in the state for 2019. The company also won three marketing awards. Congratulations to Golden Rule Wilson Real Estate & Auction Company, with offices in Columbia and Russell Springs, KY!
 
 
 
 
 

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ACES ACADEMIC TEAM NAMED DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S CUP CHAMPIONS

 
The ACES Academic Team traveled to Campbellsville Elementary on Saturday, February 9, 2019 to compete in the District Governor's Cup Competition. The young team took away several top finishes which resulted in them being named District Governor's Cup Champions overall. 
 
RESULTS
 
Future Problem Solving Team - 1st Place. Team members are: Abbie Kemp, Hannah Kotter, Natalea Kaylor, Harli Polk, Hailey Thomas, Sophie Eaton, Sophey Smith, Tyler Grant &  Jacob Bailey. The coach is Jeana Pike.
 
Written Composition - 1st Place, Hannah Kotter; 3rd Place, Abbie Kemp; 4th Place, Bailey Coffey
 
Language Arts - 1st Place, Kinzlee Akin
 
Math - 1st Place, Kinzlee Akin
 
Social Studies - 2nd Place, Nia McNeiley; 4th Place, Jay Whalen
 
Arts/Humanities - 3rd Place, Callie Compton
 
Coach - Lisa Newell
 

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C-VILLE BOARD OF EDUC. MEMBER TO BE INDUCTED INTO 5TH REGION HALL OF FAME

 
Campbellsville Board of Education member Mitch Overstreet has been chosen as this year’s Campbellsville High School inductee into the 5th Region Athletic Director’s Hall of Fame.
 
Overstreet attended CHS from 1976 to 1980. During his 4 years at CHS, Overstreet was the Eagle football and basketball manager, trainer and statistician. He also ran track for the Eagles. In 1979, Overstreet began his career and love of coaching youth football for the Campbellsville Community Club Eagles. He served youth at Campbellsville and Taylor County schools in a feeder program to their respective schools. Overstreet retired from the volunteer coaching position in 2013 after 35 years of service. He served the CHS athletic programs after graduating, as the video operator for the football and basketball programs, a volunteer position he had for 10 years. In 2006, Overstreet was elected to serve on the Campbellsville Board of Education. He is now in his 13th year of service. He has been married to Karen Overstreet for 21 years.
 
CHS will recognize Overstreet on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at half time of the boys’ varsity game vs. Green County. The night begins with the girls’ match up at 6 p.m. A reception for Overstreet will be hosted in the cafeteria at the conclusion of the game. All former players and friends are invited to attend. Overstreet will also be recognized before the girls’ region championship game at Green County High School on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
 

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BOBBY BROCKMAN TO BE INDUCTED INTO 5TH REGION HALL OF FAME

 
The late Bobby Brockman will be inducted into the 5th Region Athletic Director’s Hall of Fame. 5th  Region Athletic Director’s Association members unanimously voted to induct Brockman, to represent all 18 schools in the fifth region. Brockman covered local sports for the Central Kentucky News-Journal for more than 32 years. He was a sports historian for Campbellsville University athletics and served as the sports editor for 99.9 The Big Dawg and 92.7 The Wave radio stations. Brockman covered all 5th region sports, along with statewide and national sporting events, and was considered a local legend and sports aficionado for the entire region and state.
 
He graduated from Campbellsville High School, where he was a manager for coach Jerry Parker and the boys’ basketball team — the last team in CHS history to win the fifth region tournament, in 1973. Brockman continued his education at the University of Tennessee, working as a student manager for famed coach Ray Mears. Years later, it would be safe to say that anyone who watched, played, listened to or talked about sports around the state knew the name Bobby Brockman. Brockman’s enthusiasm for sports was evident through his personality and work ethic.
 
As if work and raising a family was not enough, he also made time to coach local softball leagues and enjoyed the camaraderie of the lunch crowd at Jeff’s Food Mart. Those who knew Bobby know he was the encyclopedia for all things sports. His knowledge and devotion to national, state and local sporting events was by far one of his finest attributes and a demonstration of his talents as a writer, and more importantly, as a person. 
 
Brockman died on Jan. 7, 2018, at age 61. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sonja Noel Brockman. Brockman is also survived by 3 daughters, Rachel and Melanie, who graduated from CHS, and Savanna Brockman, who is a junior at CHS. He is survived by a granddaughter, Eden.
 
CHS will recognize Brockman on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at half time of the boys’ varsity game vs. Green County. The night begins with the girls’ match up at 6 p.m. A reception for Brockman will be hosted in the cafeteria at the conclusion of the game. All friends and family members are invited to attend.
 
 
 

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SCHOOL SAFETY BILL APPROVED BY KY SENATE

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Senate has unanimously approved a school safety bill - a top priority for this year's legislative session. 
 
The measure calls for more resource officers and mental health professionals in schools. It also requires active shooter training for school staff. 
 
The bill was crafted in the wake of the Marshall County High School shooting last year that killed two students. The bill is sponsored by Republican Senator Max Wise of Campbellsville
 
It now goes to the House. 
 

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TRANSPORTATION CABINET OFFICIALS TO ATTEND RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING AS PART OF LISTENING TOUR

 
Somerset, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2019) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials will attend a meeting of the Russell County Fiscal Court next week, Monday, Feb. 11, to invite input from local officials on the county’s most pressing transportation infrastructure needs as part of a statewide listening tour.
 
What: Listening tour to invite input on local transportation needs
 
Who: KYTC Dept. of Rural & Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II & Chief District Engineer Tamra Wilson
 
Where: Russell County Courthouse, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY 
 
When: Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. CT

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NEW PRINCIPAL AT RSES

 
Russell Springs Elementary School has a new principal. In an email from R.C. School Supt. Michael Ford, he congratulates Rene Gossage on being selected for the position:
 
On behalf of Russell Springs Elementary School’s site base council, I am pleased to announce that Rene Gossage has been selected as RSES’ new principal. Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Gossage.
 
Thank you.
Michael A. Ford, Superintendent
Russell County Schools
 
 

 

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CIS STUDENTS TO ATTEND SCHOOL FRIDAY, FEB. 15

 
Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students will attend school on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The day was originally scheduled to be a teacher work day, with students not attending class. Students will now attend school that day, and will be released at 1 p.m., as on all Fridays. The change is being made because students have already missed three days of school this year, with several weeks of winter still ahead. There will be no school on Monday, Feb. 18, in honor of Presidents Day. For more information, call 270-465-4162.

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2019 KY LEGISLATURE ACTION

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. - A Kentucky Senate committee has passed a bill that would prevent people with serious mental illness from being executed. 
 
Sponsored by Republican Senator Julie Raque Adams and three Democrats, the measure would apply to those who were mentally ill when they committed the crime. 
 
Democratic Senator Robin Webb is concerned the legislation would exclude the mentally ill who go undiagnosed. 
 
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FRANKFORT, Ky. - A measure that would ban smoking on the campuses of all schools in Kentucky is on its way to the full House. 
 
The House Health and Welfare Committee unanimously passed House Bill 11, which would bar the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes on all school-owned properties, including all school events on school property. 
 
Similar bills have been filed in past legislative sessions, but have gained little or no traction. 
 
Sponsor Kim Moser says the bill has the support of Kentucky School Boards Association, the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, and 87 percent of Kentucky adults in a statewide poll. 
 
Sen. Ralph Alvarado has filed a companion bill, Senate Bill 27. 
 
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FRANKFORT, Ky. - The state Senate has approved legislation that would give Kentuckians more opportunities to register as an organ donor. 
 
It would allow people to register when they log into a website used to sign up for state services. 
 
People can sign up as an organ donor when they renew their driver's license. That happens every four years. 
 
But the state is soon moving to an eight-year renewal cycle, and the Trust for Life is worried the drop-off in annual license renewals will lead to fewer people registering as donors. 
 
The measure now goes to the House. 
 
 
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FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would make strangulation a felony crime in Kentucky. 
 
Supporters of the measure say Kentucky is one of only three states that have not passed such legislation. 
 
The committee heard testimony from a domestic violence survivor who was strangled. 
 
The state's public advocacy director opposes the bill, saying strangulation is already covered under the assault law. 
 

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ADAIR CO. INDICTMENTS 02/07/19

 

An Adair County Grand Jury has returned indictments against 5 individuals.

 

  • Derek W. Brown, 29, Columbia, KY - Flagrant Nonsupport; Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree
  • William James Rucker, 30, Columbia, KY - Flagrant Nonsupport; Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree
  • Joseph C. Claywell, 34, Burkesville, KY - Promoting Contraband,1st degree (for bringing marijuana into the Adair Co. Jail)
  • Eugene Greg Wilson, 54, Columbia, KY - Assault, 2nd degree
  • Zachary Dwight Jensen, 39, Columbia, KY - Bail Jumping, 1st degree 

 

An indictment is a legal accusation and does not determine guilt or innocence.

 

 

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KY CONSERVATION OFFICER TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECKPOINTS IN FEB.

 
Columbia, KY –  Kentucky Conservation Officers will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout Green River Wildlife Management Area during the month of February to check motorist for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes. Conservation Officers utilize safety checkpoints in an effort to promote safety for motorists and outdoor enthusiasts using WMA’s and to provide a deterrent for those who violate Kentucky Revised Statutes and Kentucky Administrative Regulations.
 
Traffic safety checkpoints allow Conservation Officers to periodically focus its efforts on checking for violations that ultimately increase the safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth who recreate on Kentucky’s Wildlife Management Areas. The goal of Conservation Officer traffic safety checkpoints are to provide a high visibility, public safety service targeting motor vehicle compliance and safety. Drivers who encounter a traffic safety checkpoint are requested to have readily available their operator’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and vehicle registration receipt. Drivers with this documentation in hand and no other violations of the law, can expect their delay to be brief. Kentucky Conservation Officers are committed to providing a safe environment for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources managed lands.
 
Below is a list of supervisory-approved traffic safety checkpoint locations for Adair and Taylor Counties:
 
Adair County
Snake Creek Road – Snake Creek Boat Ramp Green River Wildlife Management Area
 
Taylor County
Wilson Creek Road – Green River Wildlife Management Area 
 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL CALLED MEETING FEB. 11

 
The Columbia City Council will have a Special Called Meeting on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
 
AGENDA
  • Call To Order
  • Roll Call
  • Discussion of Farmers Market agreement
  • Adjourn

 

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2 INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CASEY CO. ACCIDENT

 

Casey County, KY (February 6, 2019) – Sergeant Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at approximately 12:50pmET on KY 49 six miles north of Liberty, KY. Preliminary investigations indicate that Peggy Long, age 58 of Liberty, KY was operating a 2000 Nissan Maxima, south bound on KY 49 when she lost control of her vehicle, dropped off the right side of the roadway, struck an earth embankment and overturned. Long and a passenger, Amy Mina, age 38 of Liberty, KY were both wearing seatbelts and were transported to Casey County Hospital by Casey County EMS where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

 

Sgt. Likins was assisted at the scene by Casey County Fire and EMS.

 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING FEB. 11

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will meet on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6:00 P.M.
 
AGENDA  
  • WELCOME, PLEDGE & OPENING PRAYER 
  • MINUTES 
  • PAY BILLS 
  • DETENTION CENTER REPORT 
  • DETENTION CENTER BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 19-20 
  • TREASURER’S MONTHLY SETTLEMENT REPORT 
  • KYTC COMMISSIONER TOMBLYN – RUSSELL COUNTY INFRASTRUCTURE 
  • RC CLERK – 2018 FINAL FEE SETTLEMENT REPORT 
  • RC SHERIFF – 2018 FINAL FEE SETTLEMENT REPORT 
  • RC ATTORNEY – K9 
  • 2nd READING ORDINANCE 19-01 – OCCUPATIONAL TAX 
  • 1ST READING ORDINANCE 19-02 – ABC ORDINANCE 
  • RESCUE SQUAD AFFILIATION AGREEMENT 
  • OTHER BUSINESS 
  • ADJOURN 

 

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JUSTICE DEBRA HEMBREE LAMBERT OFFICIALLY SWORN INTO OFFICE

 
FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 6, 2019 – Justice Debra Hembree Lambert was formally sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky at a ceremony Monday, February 4, 2019 at the state Capitol in Frankfort. Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. administered the oath of office to the court’s newest justice, who was elected in November to serve the 27 counties of the 3rd Supreme Court District.  
 
Justice Lambert is the first woman from the 3rd District to serve on the Supreme Court and on the Court of Appeals, where she was a judge for four years before being elected to the Supreme Court. She is also the first justice to have served as a Family Court judge. 
 
“I am pleased that a person of Justice Lambert’s capability is joining this court,” Chief Justice Minton said at the investiture. “All of Kentucky – all of us – will benefit from her practical experience in Kentucky’s courtrooms and her pioneering spirit as she joins this court in a pivotal time, as we have the challenge of leading the Judicial Branch through the changing realities of American law. I am looking forward to the contributions you will make as a member of this court.”
 
Justice Lambert said she was a “proud, authentic mountain girl” and that her upbringing in the small Eastern Kentucky town of Greasy Creek made her passionate about justice and a level playing field for all people. 
 
“I know each case file is more than just a number,” she said. “It contains the livelihood, and perhaps liberty, of real people.”
 
During the ceremony, Justice Lambert’s fellow justices offered advice and encouragement, with several complimenting her compassion and commenting that it would be positive to have the experience of a Family Court judge on the Supreme Court bench.
 
“Justice Lambert, you have earned your place on this court,” said Justice Daniel J. Venters (ret.), who Justice Lambert succeeded on the court following his retirement. “You have won the confidence, trust and affection of the people in our region.”     
 
Justice Lambert was surrounded by friends and family at the event, including husband Joseph Sharpe, sons Joseph and John Lambert, and stepdaughter Chelsea Sharpe Woolums and her husband, Evan Woolums. Joseph Patrick Lambert, who is an attorney, made the motion for her to take the oath of office and John held the Bible for his mother as she took the oath. The justice was initially sworn in prior to taking office Jan. 7.
 
Other speakers at the ceremony were Court of Appeals Judge Sara Walter Combs and attorney Stephen C. Cawood of Pineville. The Rev. David Gambrel, who is the Lincoln County property valuation administrator, provided the invocation, and Aden Amburgey, a  Rockcastle County High School student, sang “My Old Kentucky Home.”    
 
Justice Lambert
Debra Hembree Lambert was elected to the Supreme Court of Kentucky in November 2018. She serves the 3rd Supreme Court District, which is composed of 27 counties.
 
Justice Lambert came to the Supreme Court after four years on the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Her election to the 3rd Appellate District, Division 1, in November 2014 made her the first woman from the 3rd District to serve on the Court of Appeals. Likewise, Justice Lambert is the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court from the 3rd District.
 
Prior to taking the appellate bench, Justice Lambert was a circuit judge/ Family Court division for the 28th Judicial Circuit, composed of Lincoln, Pulaski and Rockcastle counties. She was appointed to that seat in 1999 by then-Governor Paul E. Patton. While a Family Court judge, she created the first Drug Court in the area. She was recognized for her efforts in 2002 when the National Association of Drug Court Professionals inducted her into the Stanley M. Goldstein Drug Court Hall of Fame. She also volunteered in area middle schools, working 10 weeks each semester with at-risk children and families in an effort to help them avoid truancy charges. Justice Lambert volunteers as a certified suicide prevention trainer, training others to properly intervene to prevent suicide.
 
Justice Lambert grew up in Bell County. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University, where she graduated with distinction. She went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1989. After completing a juris doctor, Justice Lambert practiced law in Mount Vernon. During that time, she also served as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney and city attorney for the city of Mount Vernon. In 2007, Justice Lambert resumed her private practice of law in Mount Vernon until her election to the Court of Appeals in 2014. 
 
Justice Lambert and her husband, Joseph Sharpe, reside on Lake Cumberland in Burnside in Pulaski County. She is the mother of two sons, Joseph Patrick Lambert and John Ryan Lambert, and two stepdaughters, Jessica Sharpe and Chelsea Sharpe Woolums. She is also the nonna of Sam Stringer.
 
Supreme Court of Kentucky
The Supreme Court is the state court of last resort and the final interpreter of Kentucky law. Seven justices sit on the Supreme Court and all seven justices rule on appeals that come before the court. The justices are elected from seven appellate districts and serve eight-year terms. A chief justice, chosen for a four-year term by fellow justices, is the administrative head of the state’s court system and is responsible for its operation. The Supreme Court may order a ruling or opinion to be published, which means that the ruling becomes the case law governing all similar cases in the future in Kentucky.
 
Surrounded by her family, Justice Debra Hembree Lambert is sworn in by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. as a Supreme Court justice. She took the oath of office at a ceremony Feb. 4 at the state Capitol in Frankfort. 
 

After being sworn in as a Supreme Court justice, Justice Debra Hembree Lambert dons her judicial robe Feb. 4 in the Supreme Court Courtroom at the state Capitol in Frankfort. To Justice Lambert’s left is Justice Lisabeth T. Hughes, who she will sit beside while hearing cases. 

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
The Boil Water advisory on old Jamestown Road in Russell County has been lifted.
 

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3 PULASKI COUNTY MEN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, three men face various drug charges after a Sheriff's Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Tuesday evening, February 5, 2019.

 

At approximately 9:22 PM Tuesday night, Deputy Steven Alexander was conducting routine patrol when he observed a 2006 Chrysler 300M with only one functioning headlight on Highway 3091 (Wilson Road). Deputy Alexander initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the operator of the vehicle, Tommy Wayne Vaughn Jr. age 41 of Stringer Road, Somerset, Kentucky.

 

After interviewing the driver, Deputy Alexander was unable to obtain consent to search the vehicle after suspecting the possible presence of illegal substances in the automobile. Deputy Brandon Smith and his drug detecting K-9, Leo were summoned to conduct a "walk around" of the subject's vehicle. A positive alert from the canine led to a search and discovery of approximately 14 grams of suspected heroin and 25 grams of suspected methamphetamine.  Drug paraphernalia and approximately $2,000 cash was also seized.

 

Tommy Wayne Vaughn Jr. was arrested and lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without incident.  Deputies Alexander and Smith were assisted at the scene by Sergeant Richard Smith, Sergeant Kyle Wilson, Deputy Ryan Jones and Sergeant Daryl Kegley of the Sheriff's Office as well as officers from the Somerset Police Department and the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force.

 

The Narcotics Division of the Sheriff's Office began an investigation into illegal drug trafficking based on information gained from the traffic stop.  Detective Sergeant Daryl Kegley of the Narcotics Division obtained a search warrant for a residence on Waycross Street in Somerset, Kentucky. Law Enforcement officials from the Sheriff's Office, Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force and the Burnside Police Department executed the search warrant at approximately 1:36 AM Wednesday morning, February 6, 2019 at the Waycross residence where they made contact with two adult males and two juveniles.

 

Dennis Craig Shumaker, age 60 of Waycross Street, Somerset and Shmaure De-Quan Woods, age 26 of Philadelphia Drive, Dayton, Ohio were arrested after 46 grams of suspected heroin, 64 grams of suspected methamphetamine, digital scales, and baggies as well as a small amount of marijuana were discovered in the search of the residence.

 

Two juveniles in the residence were taken into protective custody by personnel from the Department of Community Based Services.

 

Shumaker and Woods were transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center.

During booking procedures, jail personnel discovered contraband on Mr. Shumaker consistent with methamphetamine.

 

The three individuals arrested in the investigation were charged with the following:

 

Tommy Wayne Vaughn, Jr.

1.  Operating Vehicle with One Headlight

2.  Rear License Plate not Illuminated

3. License Plate Not Legible

4.  Driving on DUI Suspended License

5.  Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Heroin).

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

 

Dennis Craig Shumaker

1.  Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Heroin).

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

3.  Promoting Contraband


 

Shmaure De-Quan Woods

1.  Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Offense (Heroin).

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

 

The investigation continues by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force.

 

Note:  The total amount of drugs confiscated was: 89 grams methamphetamine and 60 grams of heroin.

 

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2 MURDER SUSPECTS CAPTURED IN ADAIR CO. ON TUESDAY

 
Two murder suspects were apprehended in Adair County on Tuesday evening.
 
According to the Adair County Community Voice, law enforcement received a call at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday that shots had been fired from the window of a vehicle traveling toward Columbia on Ky. 55 south. Deputy Sheriff Brandon Hitch met a vehicle matching the description, a 90s model S-10, on Ky 55 and attempted to initiate a traffic stop after turning onto Ky. 704. The vehicle continued for a short distance and pulled up to a barn at a private residence.
 
Two male occupants then fled on foot. Kentucky State Police and Columbia City Police were already headed to the scene to assist the sheriff’s department and the two men were quickly apprehended.
 
The men arrested were Alexander Hamilton, 22, of Kingsport, Tenn., and Joseph “JoJo” Clark, 22, of Bald Knob, Ark. Warrants had been issued for both men from Kingsport, Tenn., where a shooting took place on Monday. According to the Times News in Kingsport (timesnews.net), the shooting occurred around 5:45 p.m. Monday at Stonecrest Apartments. Trevor L. Reed, 30, died shortly after being transported to the hospital. A female, Shyane I. Bishop, 27, died Tuesday morning. According to news reports, the suspects knew the victims. At the time, Hamilton and Clark were charged with second degree murder and attempted second degree murder.
 
A female was also with the two suspects when they were arrested in Adair County. Samantha Glenn, 25, of Kingsport, Tenn., was also arrested. The three face charges locally of fleeing and evading police, 1st degree and 2nd degree; wanton endangerment; possession of a stolen firearm; possession of a stolen license plate; and public intoxication. Hamilton was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence.
 
The Adair County Sheriff’s office obtained fugitive from justice warrants and notified Tennessee authorities of the capture. They will be held at the Adair County Regional Jail awaiting extradition to Tennessee to face murder charges.
 
“We are pleased no one was hurt during their apprehension,” Sheriff Josh Brockman said in a press release issued Tuesday night. “Due to the dedicated work of the Adair County Sheriff’s office, Kentucky State Police, and the Columbia Police Department, the suspects were removed safely from the community.”
 
 

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NO SCHOOL THURSDAY & FRIDAY IN CASEY & RUSSELL CO.

 

There will be no school in CASEY & RUSSELL COUNTY on Thursday, February 7, 2019 due to widespread illness. This will be NTI Day 5.  Please remember that there is already a scheduled day off in Russell County on Friday (no NTI).  No school on Thursday and Friday.  NTI day 5 only on Thursday.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 2/6/19

 

  • Virginia Adkins, 36 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Shimaure D. Woods, 26 of Dayton, OH, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Heroin/Methamphetamine).
  • Jaminie P. Patel, 21 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Careless Driving.
  • Tommy W. Vaughn Jr., of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Heroin/Methamphetamine).
  • Ablaza L. Shelton, 30 of Burnside, & Jordan R. Prince, 30 of Somerset, both arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), & Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon. Prince also for Parole Violation.
  • Melanie R. Price, 40 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Theft by Unlawful Taking (Shoplifting under $500), Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Ann E. Ellis, 46 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Controlled Substance (drug unspecified).
  • Lance O. Mounce, 38 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Probation Violation (Felony), & Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Offense (Methamphetamine).
  • Jonathan A. Davis II, 40 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Rear License Not Illuminated, Obstructed Windshield, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Registration Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

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

 

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DEATHS IN TENNESSEE HAVE TAYLOR COUNTY CONNECTION

 
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating the deaths of 2 people found dead in a burned car in west Tennessee on Saturday morning, Feb. 2, 2019.
 
Special Agents, authorities from Tennessee Fire Investigative Services and the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department responded to the report of a burning vehicle in Dyersburg, Tennessee off of Great River Road. The badly burned car is believed to be a 2018-2019 silver Ford Edge rental car from Campbellsville, KY. The remains of two people were found inside the car; a black man in his 20's and a white woman in her 30's. Police believe the two deceased are likely from the Campbellsville area and traveled through Nashville before arriving in west Tennessee.
 
A cash reward is being offered to anyone with information concerning the incident. Call in TIPS to CrimeStoppers at (731) 285-TIPS or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND .
 

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CIS STUDENTS TO ATTEND SCHOOL FRIDAY, FEB. 15

 
Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students will attend school on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The day was originally scheduled to be a teacher work day, with students not attending class. Students will now attend school that day, and will be released at 1 p.m., as on all Fridays. The change is being made because students have already missed 3 days of school this year, with several weeks of winter still ahead. 
 
There will be no school on Monday, Feb. 18, in honor of Presidents Day.
 
For more information, call (270) 465-4162.
 

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CHS BASKETBALL HOMECOMING CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED

 
Campbellsville High School is celebrating its basketball homecoming this week with several special events. This year’s homecoming king and queen will be crowned on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 in a special ceremony at halftime of the CHS boys’ varsity basketball game vs. Bethlehem. A junior varsity game begins at 6 p.m., with the varsity match up to follow. 
 
This year’s king and queen and prince and princess candidates were recently announced. Prince and princess candidates come from the freshman, sophomore and junior classes.
 
Representing the Freshman class are: Olivia Fields, Rylee Petett, Dakota Harris and Blake Settle. 

Representing the Sophomore class are: Carly Adams, Kenzi Forbis, Tristin Faulkner and Reggie Thomas.
 
Representing the Junior class are: Ashalique Adams, Abie Angel, Zoe McAninch, Malachi Corley, Taekwon McCoy and Gavin Johnson.
 
King and Queen candidates, from the Senior class are: Natalie Caldwell, Salena Ritchie, Christa Riggs, Hayley Stapleton, Jason Agee, Ceondre Barnett, Davon Cecil and Ryan Kearney.
 
 
 
CHS basketball homecoming king and queen candidates are: from left, front row, seniors Natalie Caldwell, Christa Riggs, Salena Ritchie and Hayley Stapleton. Second row: seniors Ceondre Barnett, Davon Cecil, Ryan Kearney and Jason Agee. Prince and princess candidates are, from left, third row: juniors Ashalique Adams, Zoe McAninch and Abie Angel. Fourth row: Malachi Corley, Gavin Johnson and Taekwon McCoy. Fifth row: freshmen Olivia Fields and Rylee Petett and sophomores Kenzi Forbis and Carly Adams. Back: freshman Blake Settle and sophomores Tristin Faulkner and Reggie Thomas. Absent from the photo: freshman Dakota Harris, a prince candidate.

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
The Russell County Boil Water Advisory in the Highway 1383 area has been lifted. 
 

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CASEY CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN COLUMBIA

 
An early morning traffic stop in Columbia resulted in a Casey Co. man being arrested on drug charges. 
 
On Friday, February 1, 2019 at approx. 7:30amCT, Chief Deputy Justin Cross and Adair Co. Sheriff Josh Brockman conducted a traffic stop on a 2010 Ford Mustang in the limits of Columbia. As a result of the stop, 40 year old Larry Bryant of Liberty, KY was arrested and charged with: Operating a Motor Vehicle on a Suspended License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine). 
 
Bryant was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. The Columbia Police Dept. assisted at the scene. 
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN CRITICALLY INJURED FOLLOWING MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

 
An Adair County man was airlifted from the scene following a collision on Hwy 61N on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.  
 
The motorcycle vs vehicle collision occurred at approx. 5:30pmCT. 64-year-old Marilynn Blair of Campbellsville, KY was traveling south on Hwy 61N at a high rate of speed. Blair topped a rise and struck a 2006 Honda motorcycle in the rear being operated by 70-year-old Thomas Hardison of Columbia, KY. The impact sent the motorcycle over 300 feet from the point of impact before coming to rest. Hardison was found in the roadway 215 feet from the impact.   
 
An Air Evac helicopter was called to the scene by Adair County EMS and Thomas Hardison was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where he is listed in critical condition; Marilynn Blair was not injured. 
 
Adair County Deputy Sheriff Josh Durbin is investigating the accident.
 

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ADAIR CO. HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE

 
The Adair County Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residential house fire on Tuesday morning, February 4, 2019 at 2:56amCT at 520 Portland Road. The home was owned by Lisa Crawhorn and was a total loss. 18 firemen were on the scene for about 2 hours.  

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL RECAP

 

The Wave's Jim Leib has news from the Columbia City Council  . . .

 

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CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE MONTHLY REPORT

 

CASEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE MONTHLY REPORT - JANUARY 2019

  • # of Miles driven = 14,893
  • # of Criminal Summons Served = 47
  • # of Warrants Served = 84
  • # of Cases Opened = 21
  • # of Hours of Court Security Worked = 807
  • # of Accidents Worked = 10
  • # of DUI's = 2
  • # of Vehicles Inspected = 78
  • # of Total Arrests = 110

 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT 2/5/19

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday. 


The meeting started off with a monthly activity report by Sheriff Chad Weddle...
 


At the last meeting of the Fiscal Court, Casey County Corner Kurt Demrow requested a second paid Deputy. The issue was tabled for further discussion and was picked up at last night's meeting. There was a lengthy discussion...
 


The minimum salary for a Deputy, set by the state, is $250 a month. The issue will be revisited during budget talks in the spring.


In other business, the court received their Consumer Price Index at 1.9%, it's down slightly from last year's rate of 2.1%.


The court voted to accept a memorandum of understanding between the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs and Casey County through the Judge Executives office. As a result, a Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs officer will visit the county each month to assist veterans and their families in applying for benefits and other issues.


The court also approved the yearly Waste Tire Amnesty agreement, which is coming up later this year.  
 

Under road business, Hinkle Repaving will be doing spot repairs on Gosser Ridge, and Thomas Ridge Spur. The court voted to withhold a $50,000 payment until repairs are made on those roadways to the Court's satisfaction.


The next meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court is scheduled for Monday, February 18, 2019.

 

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KY ATTORNEY GENERAL WARNS OF "SWEETHEART SCAM"

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2019) – As Valentine’s Day approaches, Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning Kentuckians to be wary of online dating scams that have already caused four victims in Campbell, Jefferson and Wayne counties to report losses of nearly $300,000 this year.
 
In each case, a “sweetheart scammer” used legitimate online dating websites Match.com and eHarmony to lure victims into a fake online relationship.
 
The scammer played on the victim’s emotions by duping them into sending thousands of dollars to supposedly help them get out of various types of legal or financial trouble.
 
Beshear said one victim lost more than $12,000 to their sweetheart scammer and even purchased a wedding dress for a supposed February 2019 wedding date.
 
Beshear said in 2017, the FBI reported sweetheart scams cost victims in the United States more than $211 million in losses, which makes it the second-largest online crime in terms of money taken from victims.
The largest online crime where victims lose the most money involves fake business phishing scams.
 
“As I have traveled the state over the last three years, senior citizens, many who recently lost their spouse, have repeatedly told me they were too embarrassed to report their financial losses and heartbreak after falling victim to a sweetheart scam,” Beshear said. “As Valentine’s Day approaches I encourage Kentuckians to talk with friends and family who are dating online or seeking companionship about the red flags associated with a sweetheart scammer.”
 
Red Flags of Sweetheart Scammer
· Asks you to leave the official dating or social media site and communicate directly via text, email or online chats.
· Falls in love or befriends quickly.   
· Says they are not able to meet in person. 
· Claims to have an emergency and needs money to get out of legal or financial trouble.
· Requests money sent using untraceable methods of payment.
· Claims they will pay you back when you meet. 
Sweetheart scammers also pretend to be someone they are not by stealing others photos to use on their dating profiles. Conducting a Google image search is one way Kentuckians may be able to detect a scammer who is using another person’s photo.
 
Beshear said he encourages everyone, especially veterans and service members who are often targeted by sweetheart scammers, to conduct regular image searches to ensure their photos are not being used improperly.
 
Since taking office, Beshear has made protecting Kentucky families from scams one of the top priorities for his office.
           
To stay ahead of scammers Kentuckians can sign up for the Office of the Attorney General’s Scam Alerts. To enroll text the words KYOAG Scam to GOV311 (468311) or online at ag.ky.gov/scams and select text message or email alert.
 

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RUSSELL COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING POLICE PURSUIT

 

Russell County, KY (February 4, 2019) - On Saturday, February 2, 2019 at approximately 4:22pmCT, off duty KSP Detective Nick Davis was in Jamestown, KY when he observed a 1998 Honda come to an abrupt stop in the roadway, almost causing an collision. Detective Davis could hear a male screaming and a child crying inside the vehicle. Detective Davis made contact with the driver, 30 year old Justin Belt of Jamestown, and noticed he smelled strongly of alcohol. Det. Davis identified himself and asked Belt to step out of the vehicle. Belt attempted to run over Det. Davis with his vehicle and fled the scene. Troopers Zach Scott and Jon Carlock arrived a short time later and located the vehicle at a residence on Mann Rd. Troopers located Belt sitting outside the residence and arrested him without incident.

 

Belt was charged with Reckless Driving, DUI 1st aggravating circumstance, Wanton Endangerment 1st degree (police officer), Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Fleeing or Evading Police (motor vehicle), Menacing, and Resisting Arrest. Belt was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

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2 BOIL WATER ADVISORIES IN RUSSELL COUNTY

 

A Boil Water Advisory is in effect in Russell County until further notice on Old Jamestown Road off Hwy 1611 due to a water main break.
 
A Boil Water Advisory is also in effect in Russell County on Hwy 1383 and all side roads due to a water main break.
 

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KSP POST 15 TO CONDUCT TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECKPOINTS (FEB 2019)

 

Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will conduct safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland.

 

Troopers will check for impaired drivers, children improperly 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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PURSUIT RESULTS IN THE ARREST OF DRIVER

 

Washington County, KY (February 4, 2019) - On Saturday, February 2, 2019 at approximately 7:49pmET, Trooper Daniel Forbis was on routine patrol in the limits of Springfield on the Hwy 150 Bypass when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2000  Malibu for a registration violation. Trooper Forbis turned on his emergency equipment to initiate the traffic stop when the vehicle fled. The driver continued west on US 150 running a stop light at the intersection of KY 555, and made several turns on different roadways, reaching speeds in excess of 100 MPH. The pursuit crossed into Nelson County and back towards Springfield on US 150 when the driver sideswiped a vehicle while attempting to pass and lost control of his vehicle striking an embankment. 

 

The driver, 25 year old Randy Whitis of Lebanon, KY was arrested and charged with speeding 26 mph over the limit, no registration plate, no registration receipt, fleeing or evading police 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment 1st degree, reckless driving, improper lane usage (vehicles keep right except to pass), failure to wear seatbelts, disregarding traffic safety device and DUI 1st offense. 

 

Whitis was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. 

 

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TAYLOR CO. TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARRESTS

 
Taylor County, KY (Feb. 4, 2019) - On Thursday, January 31, 2019 at approximately 11:28pmET, Trooper Jake Harper was on routine patrol in the limits of Campbellsville on US 68 when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2002 Avalanche for a speeding violation. As Trooper Harper made contact with the driver (41-year-old Efrain Duncan of Campbellsville, KY) he noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Trooper Dexter Colvin arrived to assist and made contact with a passenger, 29-year-old Dwayne Smith of Campbellsville. Trooper Harper performed a search of the vehicle and located digital scales, cash, and several small bags containing suspected controlled substances including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.
 
Trooper arrested and charged Duncan with Speeding 21 MPH over, License to be in Possession, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st offense (Heroin,) Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree 2nd or > offense (> or = 4 GMS Cocaine),  Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (>or = 2 GMS Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of drug paraphernalia. 
 
Smith was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st offense (Heroin), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree 2nd or > offense (> or = 4 GMS Cocaine), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st Offense (>or = 2 GMS Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both subjects were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. 
 

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PULASKI MAN ARRESTED ON WEAPONS CHARGES

 

According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, a Somerset man was arrested in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 3, 2019 after a traffic stop by a deputy yielded several firearms in the possession of a convicted felon.

 

At approximately 3:42 am Sunday morning, Deputy Branson Patterson observed a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck on the 914 Bypass with only one functioning headlight.  Deputy Patterson conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Tip Miller, age 31 of Chapel Street, Somerset, Kentucky.

 

Pulaski County 911 Dispatch advised the deputy that Mr. Miller was being sought on a Knox County Complaint Warrant for: 1. Engaging in Organized Crime.  2. Receiving Stolen Property (Firearms). 3. Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.

 

Tip Miller was immediately arrested by Deputy Patterson without incident.  A search of the pickup truck led to the discovery of eleven firearms and ammunition.  Additional charges were brought against Mr. Miller including: Failure to Wear Seatbelt.  2. Operating Vehicle with One Headlight. 3. Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon.

 

Assisting Deputy Patterson at the scene were Deputies Tan Hudson and Zach Bybee, Officer Eric Thomas of the Burnside Police Department and Constable Gary Baldock.

 

An investigation continues by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

 

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RUSSELL COUNTY COMMODITIES AVAILABLE THURSDAY

 

Russell County 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 Thursday, February 7, 2019 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.

 

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STAMP PRICE INCREASES

 

The cost of a Forever stamp has went up.

 

The U.S. Postal Service proposed the changes last October and were approved. The increase from 50 cents to 55 cents is the largest increase in stamp costs since 1991.

 

But while the first-class stamps will be more expensive, the USPS says it will lower the price per additional ounce for letters, decreasing from 21 cents to 15 cents.

It is also more expensive to ship items. Priority Mail flat rate prices have increased.  A medium flat rate box has increased to $14.35, up from $13.65.

 

The new prices went into effect on Jan. 27, 2019.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS 2/4/19

 

On Sunday, Deputy Tim Pierce, Deputy Jayson Grider and Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard conducted a traffic stop on KY 1547. 

 

Larry Ben Scott, 31, of Liberty was arrested for rear license plate not illuminated, driving on a suspended license, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, after Sheriff’s K-9 Ronnie alerted to the odor of narcotics.

 

On Friday, Sheriff Chad Weddle and Deputy Jayson Grider conducted a traffic stop on Bee Lee Spur on a vehicle that had no visible license plate. Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett and K9 Mako were also present. Steven Florence, 40, of Campbellsville was cited for operating on suspended or revoked operator license, no registration plates, and no insurance. He was arrested on a Franklin County warrant for parole violation. Florence was also served a Taylor County warrant for failure to appear.

 

Adam Ray Rakes, 39, of Campbellsville was arrested after Mako alerted on the vehicle. Rakes is charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia - buy/possess, and possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree - drug unspecified).

 

Also on Friday, Deputy Jayson Grider, along with Sheriff Chad Weddle, arrested Amber Wall, 34, of Calvary Ridge. Wall was arrested at Dollar General in Yosemite, for a bench warrant for failure to appear on charges of driving on suspended or revoked operator license and no insurance. While performing a search for weapons after Wall was placed under arrest, Deputy Grider found a clear plastic baggie containing meth, a container with marijuana, and bottles with various pills.

 

Wall is charged with: 

-possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (meth)

-possession of marijuana

-possession of a controlled substance 1st/3rd degree (drug unspecified)

All suspects were transported to the Casey County Jail.

 

Justin C. Belt, 30 of Jamestown, arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Wanton Endangerment (Police Officer)-1st Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Menacing, & Resisting Arrest.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

Thomas N. McVay II, 35 of Campbellsville, arrested by Burnside Police for Failure to Signal, Reckless Driving, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, Failure to Wear Seatbelts, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).

 

Johnny W. Troxell II, 38 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, & Persistent Felony Offender II.

 

Tip A. Miller, 31 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Engaging in Organized Crime, Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, One Headlight, & Failure to Wear Seatbelts.

 

Robert C. Brown, 44 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), No Registration Plates/Receipt, & No Insurance.

Timothy K. Burdine, 31 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth).

 

Jerry L. Ramsey, 58 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Violation of a KY EPO/DVO, Disarming a Peace Officer, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Resisting Arrest, & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.

 

Timothy L. Early, 48 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Meth).

 

Michael J. Perkins, 37 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Receiving Stolen Property (under $10,000), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified), & Probation Violation (Felony).

 

Ashley N. Bradley, 33 of Science Hill, arrested by Somerset Police for Receiving Stolen Property (under $10,000), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, & Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Devan C. Satterly, age 22, arrested by Danville Police for DUI.

 

Bethany J. Sperry, age 21, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Cocaine), Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Bryan E. Underwood, age 25, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Marijuana.

 

Patrick M. Sisco, age 33, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Disregarding Stop Sign, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Legend Drugs, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Karl J. Caldwell, age 35, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Legend Drugs, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Samantha L. Beals, age 28, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Giving Officer False ID, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Promoting Contraband-1st Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

 

Natasha L. Bryant, age 34, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

 

Donald L. Yankey, age 31, arrested by Danville Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Meth).

 

Justin A. Coulter, age 29, arrested by Danville Police for DUI-2nd Offense, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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R.C. MAN INDICTED IN CASEY CO.

 
A Russell County man was indicted last week in Casey County.
 
• Timothy W. Passmore, 39, Russell Springs - indicted on 6 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, 2nd degree and 6 counts of being a Persistent Felony Offender
 
An indictment is a legal accusation and does not determine guilt or innocence.
 

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RUSSELL CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING AN INDIVIDUAL

 

The Russell County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance in locating an individual involved in two different incidents on Friday.
 
The first incident took place in the Jimmy Avenue area of Russell County when an older man with grayish, balding hair reportedly pointed a gun at a female juvenile and left the scene. He was believed to have been driving an older model green Lincoln; however, Sheriff Derek Polston told WAVE News on Saturday that it may have been a smaller car. The second incident occurred a short time later when the subject was seen behind a school bus off Voils Road. Some girls got off the bus and the man got out of his vehicle and asked the students their names. No child was actually abducted.
 
If you have any information, please call Russell County Dispatch at 270-343-6600 OR the Russell County Sheriff’s Office weekdays from 8am-4pm at 270-343-2191.
 

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DEPT. FOR PUBLIC HEALTH INVESTIGATES VACCINATION-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2019) - The Department for Public Health (DPH) is investigating multiple infections associated with vaccinations given by  Location Vaccination at various businesses in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana since Sept. 1, 2018.  The Mt. Sterling-based vaccine provider is owned and operated by Fairshinda Sabounchi McLaughlin under the medical license of Dr. Paul E. McLaughlin. 
 
Individuals with vaccination-associated infections related to this provider have experienced redness, pain or tenderness, swelling, and the development of hard lumps, or nodules, at the injection site. Though Location Vaccination has stopped administering immunizations, it is still possible individuals previously vaccinated by this provider could develop an infection. Symptoms may start from a few days to more than 12 weeks after vaccination. Medical care is advised since infections will likely not get better on their own.
 
“If you received vaccine from this provider, we strongly encourage you to consider getting another round to ensure you are fully immunized and not at risk for contracting illness,” said Dr. Jeff Howard, DPH commissioner. “We believe negative side effects associated with this investigation to be linked to improper storage and handling of the vaccine. We want to emphasize that there is no evidence to suggest that there is an issue with the vaccine supply.  The provider has stopped vaccinating and there is no continuing risk to the public.”
 
DPH has notified medical providers of this situation. Current evidence suggests that these infections were caused by contamination and that the vaccinations may not be effective. Any businesses who believe Location Vaccination (or anyone representing this company) provided vaccination to their employees should notify their employees immediately and contact DPH at (502) 564-3418. Most of the vaccinations were administered at businesses in central Kentucky but Location Vaccination provided services in other areas of the Commonwealth as well as locations in Indiana and Ohio.
 
“It is important that individuals vaccinated by this company seek appropriate medical evaluation and treatment,” added Dr. Howard.
 
DPH continues to strongly encourage vaccination to protect against hepatitis A, seasonal influenza and all vaccine-preventable diseases.
 
Additional information is available at http://chfs.ky.gov/.
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 

A Boil Water Advisory is in effect in Russell County for the Lakeway Mobile Home Park on Lakeway and Bluebird Drive, #1 thru #30. The advisory was issued Friday afternoon due to water line repairs.

 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL DISTRICT ATTENDANCE

 

In an email from Russell Co. School Supt. Michael Ford today, he says attendance numbers are not bad at all:

 

I know there has been a lot of talk regarding other school district’s low attendance #s…we are holding our own!  Our lowest school is 92.03% and this is Fridaysmiley.

Michael Ford
 
 
 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE BAKERY ON NATIONAL TV FEB. 4

 
A Campbellsville bakery will be featured on national tv on Monday night, February 4, 2019.
 
Cakes by Camille, owned by Shanon Camille O'Banion & Andrea Harmon, is a bakery on East Main Street in Campbellsville. The business will be featured on the Food Network show “Winner Cake All”  at 10pmET on Monday night. The bakery will be hosting a watch party at the store on Monday beginning at 8pmET. On the show, four teams (of 2 people each) compete for a cash prize. 
 

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CONG. COMER ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY OFFICE HOURS WITH DISTRICT DIRECTOR

 

TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. – Congressman James Comer’s District Director, Sandy Simpson, will host office hours on behalf of the Congressman in Adair County to help first district residents with federal casework issues.
 
Tuesday February 12th
2:30 - 3:30 pm CST
Adair County Annex Building
424 Public Square
Columbia, KY
 
For a complete list of community office hours throughout the district, you can visit Congressman Comer’s website comer.house.gov/services/mobile-office-hours

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS 2/1/19

 

Alex S. Hopper, 19 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for No Tail Lamps, Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change, License to be In Possession, No Insurance, & DUI.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

Joshua R. Wesley, age 38, arrested by Danville Police for Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's Licnese, Disregarding Traffic Light, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Heroin/Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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CASEY COUNTY INDICTMENTS 2/1/19

 

  • Emily Luttrell Devore age 26 of Liberty, & Brandon G. Chapman, 30 of Russell Springs, both indicted for burglary 3rd degree and theft by unlawful taking over $500.
  • Randy L Bloodworth age 37 of Liberty, indicted for receiving stolen property over $500.
  • James D Lee, 41 address unknown, indicted for bail jumping first degree.
  • Jerry D Lynn age 63, and Nicholas T. Lynn, age 39, both of Liberty, indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, receiving stolen property over $10,000, obscuring the identity of a machine over $10,000, theft by unlawful taking over $500, and criminal mischief first-degree.
  • Austin Christian Stangle age 25 of Liberty indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, theft by unlawful taking over $500, and criminal mischief 1st degree.
  • Timothy W Passmore age 39 of Russell Springs indicted on six counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument 2nd degree, and being a persistent felony offender first-degree six counts.
  • Brian C Edens age 39 of Bethelridge indicted for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, and no/expired registration plates.
  • Janeilly Reusser age 21 address unknown, indicted on charges of burglary 3rd degree, and theft by unlawful taking under $500.
  • William R Mondie age 23 address unknown indicted on charges of burglary 3rd degree, and theft by unlawful taking under $500.
  • Jordan T Watson age 32 of Liberty indicted for burglary 3rd degree, being a persistent felony offender first-degree, and theft by unlawful taking under $500.
  • Ryan A Goode age 36 of Liberty indicted for possession of a handgun by convicted felon.
  • Christina D Duncan age 39 of Liberty indicted for DUI, reckless driving, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
  • Melissa A Wilard age 40 of Liberty indicted for possession of controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Justin T Cochran age 29 of Liberty indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $500, and criminal mischief 1st degree.

We remind our listeners and indictment is only a legal accusation not an indicator of guilt.

 

 

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