Local News Archives for 2019-03

ADAIR - RUSSELL CO. WEEKEND ARRESTS

 
ADAIR CO. ARRESTS
  • Derek M. Otterson, 29, Columbia - arrested after midnight on Saturday night by KSP and charged with Speeding; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree (Police Officer); Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree (motor vehicle); Improper Windshield; Reckless Driving; Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance; Failure to Register or Transfer Motor Vehicle
  • Bobby J Spencer, 42, Columbia - arrested on Friday by the ACSO on a Fugitive From Another State Warrant. Spencer was also served a Bench Warrant for Court
  • Tonya Dykes, 40, Branson, Missouri - arrested Sunday for Theft by Deception (including cold checks)
     
All were lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
 
 
RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS
  • Bradley Worley, 39, Russell Springs - arrested on Sunday afternoon by the RCSO for Assault, 4th degree (minor injuries)
  • Kent Chisenhall, 44, Russell Springs - arrested early this morning (Monday) by the RSPD for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/DRugs; Failure to Register or Transfer Motor Vehicle; No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt, Failure to Produce insurance Card; Failure to Maintain Required Insurance, 2nd offense; Failure to Notify Dept. of Transportation of Address Change; & Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree
  • Michael Robertson, 43, Jamestown - arrested by the Jamestown Police Dept. for Assault, 4th degree (minor injuries)
  • David Smith, 21, Russell Springs - arrested on Sunday by KSP for DUI; Assault, 4th degree (domestic violence) minor injuries; Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle; Criminal Mischief, 1st degree; & Unlawful Transaction with a Minor, 3rd degree.  

 

All lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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CENTRAL KY ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS

 

Richard L. Hines II, 47 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Trafficking in Marijuana, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Victoria A. Griffith, age 23, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

Destiny N. DeWitt, 25 of Campbellsville, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, No Insurance, & Cited for Failure to Appear.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Billy S. Wilson, 42 of Waynesburg, arrested by Stanford Police for Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Resisting Arrest.

Terry Britt, 43 of Albany, arrested by KSP for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS 03/28/19

 
  • Karen Downey, 39, Jamestown arrested Thursday, March 28, 2019 by the RSPD for Theft By Unlawful Taking $500 or more but under $10,000; Unlawful Access to Computer, 1st degree; 2 counts of Failure to Appear; & Contempt of Court
  • Max Goodwin, 54, Russell Springs - Endangering the Welfare of a Minor

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
 

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LINCOLN CO. MAN ARRESTED IN ADAIR CO. ON DRUG CHARGES

 
Joseph R. Sheene, 36, of Kings Mountain was arrested by the ACSO on Thursday, March 28, 2019 for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); & Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine). 
 
Sheene was lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
 
 

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KSP TROOPER BEING SUED FOR $1 MILLION

 
A KSP Trooper is being sued for $1 million by a Marion Co. man who says the Trooper used excessive force following a traffic stop.
 
Robert Burke Jr., of Lebanon, KY (who is being represented by Lebanon attorney Theodore "Ted" Lavit), is suing Trooper Daniel Forbis of Campbellsville and the Kentucky State Police for an altercation that occurred on December 10, 2017 during a traffic stop. Burke is alleging that Forbis used unjustifiable force, intimidation and excessive force. As a result, Burke claims he’s suffered numerous physical injuries and emotional pain and suffering. Forbis says he was operating within the law and his jurisdiction as a state trooper, and that any injuries Burke received were “the result of his own negligence or misconduct.”
 
Burke is suing Forbis individually as a trooper/entity of the Kentucky State Police for $1 million. A hearing date has not yet been set.
 

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GREEN CO. TEEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED CHASE

 
A Green County teenager was arrested on numerous charges following a high-speed chase on Wednesday night.
 
At 8:45pmCT, Greensburg Police Officer Whitlow attempted to stop a vehicle being driven by 19-year-old Elijah Ratliff of Greensburg, KY following a traffic violation. Ratliff accelerated to approx. 100mph in an attempt to elude Officer Whitlow. The vehicle turned off Hwy 68 onto Marshall Ridge Road, still at an excessive speed. Ratliff then turned off Marshall Ridge Road onto Nunn Road, abandoned his vehicle, ran on foot, telephoned the 911 Center and reported his vehicle stolen. A short time later, Ratliff was located and arrested. He was charged with: Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, Fleeing or Evading Police, Falsely Reporting an Incident, Possession of Marijuana, DUI, Possession of Acohol by a Minor, Improper Start, Disregarding a Stop Sign, and Speeding. Ratliff was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.
 
Officer Whitlow was assisted by Greensburg Police Dept. Lt T. Moon, Green Co. Deputy Sheriff Judd and Green Co. Constable Childress. 
 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION ANNOUNCES THEME & GRAND MARSHAL FOR 2019

 
The Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration is proud to announce  this year’s theme is “Moments in Time!”  This theme is in conjunction with the announcement of this year’s Grand Marshal, Richard Robards. Richard is a former publisher for the Central Kentucky New Journal. For the past several months he has been sending us back in time by posting old file photos from the News Journal since the 1970’s. Seeing how these old photos have made such an impact in our community and has inspired us all to “reflect back” , we are honored to name Richard as our Grand Marshal and we hope you’ll join us by participating in this year’s events.
 
Civic groups, churches, businesses, and organizations are encouraged to sign up for the Taylor Regional Hospital parade, and to create a float based off one of Richard’s photos or some “moment in time” that is special to you! Whether it be a high school reunion, sporting event, or even just a photo that has a special meaning to your organization, these floats will be a reflection of what our community has meant to us.
 
Stay tuned to 99.9 the Big Dawg and www.CampbellsvilleFourthOfJuly.com for more info to come. Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration will be celebrating 44 years this year. Come be a part of “Moments in time”!
 

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CUMBERLAND CO. DEATH INVESTIGATION

 
Cumberland County, KY. (March 28, 2019) On Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at approximately 3:40 PM CST, Kentucky State Police Post was notified of a possible deceased male floating in a creek near KY 61 north in Cumberland County.  Upon arrival, units discovered the deceased male was 28 year old Jordan Moore of Burkesville, who had been entered as a missing person on February 15th, 2019. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed. This investigation is being led by Detective Kenny Brown. 
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD CALLED MEETING MARCH 28

 
Russell County Board of Education Special Called Meeting
March 28, 2019 1:00 PM
Russell County Board of Education
Central Office
 
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. March 18, 2019 Meeting Minutes
5. Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center-Proposed Change Orders
6. Non-Traditional Instruction Program 2019-2020 Application Renewal
7. Memorandum of Agreement-Lake Cumberland District Health Department
8. Out of State and/or Over Night Trips
9. Adjournment

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RUSSELL CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
Jonathan Davis, 36, of Russell Springs, KY was arrested by the RSPD early Thursday morning, March 28, 2019 for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Davis lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
Lonnie Mann, 24, of Columbia, KY was arrested on Thursday, March 27, 2019 by the Columbia Police Dept. for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & Only One Headlight. Mann was lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
 

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LIBERTY MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

 
Liberty, KY (March 26, 2019) - On Saturday, March 23, 2019 at approximately 11:09pmCT Trooper Billy Begley was on routine patrol four miles west of Middleburg on Short Town Rd when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2003 Chevy Impala for a traffic violation. Consent to search the vehicle was given resulting in Trooper Begley locating digital scales and a small plastic container with suspected methamphetamine inside of it. Benjamin McKinney, age 35 of Liberty, KY (who was a passenger in the vehicle) was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine), Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (drug unspecified), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. McKinney was lodged in the Casey County Detention Center. 

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CASEY COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTS 14 PEOPLE

 

  • Carla R. Wilcher, 51 of Liberty:  Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Heroin).
  • Keith R. Taylor, 45 of Whitesburg:  Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine); No/Expired Registration Plates; Improper Registration Plates; No Insurance-2nd Offense; Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle; No Registration Receipt; & No Operator’s License.
  • Harley R. Meeks, 19, & Ethan D. Atwood, 20, both of Liberty:  Burglary-3rd Degree; & Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500).
  • Chad D. Atwood, 40 of Liberty:  Receiving Stolen Property (over $500); Tampering with Physical Evidence; & 2 counts of Persistent Felony Offender-2nd Degree.
  • Eric S. Herring, 38 of Stanford:  Receiving Stolen Property (over $500); Criminal Mischief-1st Degree; Theft by Unlawful Taking-Gasoline (under $500); & 2 counts of Persistent Felony Offender-1st Degree.
  • Adam R. Rakes, 39 of Campbellsville:  Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (Opioid).
  • Amber N. Wall, 34 of Yosemite:  Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/3rd Offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified); Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified); & Possession of Marijuana.
  • Ethan C. Whited, 28 of Stanford:  Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle); Failure to Wear Seat Belts; Disregarding a Stop Sign; Reckless Driving; Speeding (26 mph Over Limit); No/Expired Registration Plates; No Registration Receipt; & No Insurance.
  • Jason M. Clements, 41 of Liberty:  Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine); No Insurance; Excessive Window Tinting; No/Expired Registration Plates; No Operator’s License; & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Joseph A. Singleton, 54 of Liberty:  Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree; Tampering with Physical Evidence; & Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.
  • Jason E. Luttrell, 34 of Liberty:  Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine); Tampering with Physical Evidence; Promoting Contraband-1st Degree; Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree (Police Officer); DUI-2nd Offense; No Insurance; Failure to Wear Seat Belts; Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia; & 3 counts of Persistent Felony Offender-1st Degree.
  • Hope N. Dempsey, 33 of Liberty:  Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine); Tampering with Physical Evidence; Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree; Resisting Arrest; Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia; & 2 counts of Persistent Felony Offender-1st Degree.
  • Jason A. Reusser, 44:  29 counts of Sexual Crimes against Children (multiple victims of various ages, some younger than 12).

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

 

 

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TRANSPORTATION CABINET OFFICIALS TO ATTEND CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING

 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials will attend a meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court, Monday, April 1, 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

 

Where:           Casey County Courthouse

           625 Courthouse Square

           Liberty, KY 42539

 

When:            Monday, April 1, 2019

           5:00 p.m. ET

 

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COLUMBIA PROCLAMATION SIGNING MARCH 29

 
The City of Columbia will be having a proclamation signing, recognizing March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The signing will be held at City Hall at 10:00amCT and all Vietnam War Veterans are welcome to attend.

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GREEN CO. MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

 

Following a traffic stop on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 9:40pmCT, Greensburg Police Officer Whitlow arrested 25-year-old Jonathan L. Smith of Greensburg, KY for Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operator's License, Speeding 20mph over the Limit, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance, Failure to Register or Transfer Motor Vehicle, No Registration Plates, and No Registration Receipt. Smith was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.

 

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RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS

 
  • Barry Appleby, 32, Jamestown - arrested Tuesday by KSP for Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree; D.U.I.; Leaving the Scene of an Accident; Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree; Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle; Resisting Arrest; Failure to Notify KY Transportation Dept. of Address Change; Failure to Maintain Insurance; Failure to Register Motor Vehicle; & being a Persistent Felony Offender
  • Verlin Daniel, 54, Russell Springs - arrested on Tuesday for Tampering with Physical Evidence; & served a Parole Violation Warrant
  • Ashley Johnson, Russell Springs -  arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear

 

Both Daniel & Johnson were lodged in the Russell County Jail by R.C. Deputy Sheriff Nathan Ginn and other members of the Russell County Sheriffs Dept.
 

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CASEY CO. MAN INDICTED ON 29 COUNTS OF CHILD SEX ABUSE

 

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced a 29-count indictment of a man previously living in Casey County on charges related to the alleged sexual assault of minors.
 
On March 25, a Casey County grand jury returned the 29-count indictment against Jason Alexander Reusser, 44, on first, second and third-degree rape, first and second degree sodomy, incest, criminal abuse, and intimidating a participant in the legal process in the first degree. The charges are Class A, B, C and D felonies. 
 
The case involves the abuse of multiple children. The charges span from August 1, 2007 up to the date of the defendant’s arrest, January 19, 2012. 
 
Beshear’s office assumed prosecution of the case in June 2018. 
 
In 2016, the original indictment in the case was tried by another prosecution office and resulted in a hung jury. The 2019 indictment is a superseding indictment. 
Reusser is expected to be arraigned in Casey Circuit Court at 10 a.m. on April 8.
 
A charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 3/27/19

 

Barry R. Appleby, 32 of Jamestown, arrested by KSP for Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance, DUI-3rd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change, No Insurance, Failure to Transfer Motor Vehicle, & Resisting Arrest.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

Richard L. Cummins Jr., age 43, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, & DUI. 

Jeremy B. Wilson, age 38, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Rear License Not Illuminated, DUI, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Marijuana.

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. MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING 1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 
On Saturday, March 23, 2019 at approx. 11:30pmCT, the Adair County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident 5 miles east of Columbia on KY 80. 18-year-old Seth Deckard of Columbia, KY was operating a 1996 Toyota when he ran off the road. Deckard was arrested by Adair Co. Deputy Joey Keith and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, No Insurance and No Operators License. Deckard was transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair EMS and taken into custody after being released from the hospital. Deputy Keith is continuing the investigation.
 

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SPECIAL CALLED ADAIR FISCAL COURT MEETING MARCH 28

 
The Adair County Fiscal Court will have a Special Called Fiscal Court meeting Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8:30amCT in the basement of the Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The meeting is open to the public. 
 
AGENDA
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL 
                       
  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  2. BUDGET AMENDMENT-2nd READING
  3. LINE TO LINE BUDGET TRANSFERS
  4. AAA/WBKO-APPROVAL TO PUT CAMERA ON ANNEX
  5. PRESENTATION OF JAIL BUDGET 2019-2020
  6. APPROVAL OF APPLICATION FOR PROJECT -SCOPE AND BUDGET-TVA FUNDS TO EDA
  7. APPROVAL OF AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION FOR TVA FUNDS TO EDA
  8. APPROVAL TO HIRE PT 911 EMPLOYEE
  9. ADJOURN  

 

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ADAIR CO. ARREST

 
Steven Huff, 34, Columbia - arrested on Monday evening by the ACSO for TBUT (Shoplifting); Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License; & Failure to Produce Insurance Card
 

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COLUMBIA SIDEWALK PROJECT

 
The City of Columbia will be starting a sidewalk project in the second curve on Greensburg Street at the intersection of Dillon Street. Construction will begin at approximately 6:00amCT on Monday morning, April 1, 2019. Traffic control will be in place by the City of Columbia. If you have questions, please call Columbia City Hall, 270-384-2501.
 

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LIFE 101 AT CCHS

 

Juniors at Casey County High School are getting a dose of real life today.

 

Meagan Klee, with Casey County 4H, stopped by our studio last week to tell us about "Life 101"...

For more information on this, or other 4H programs, contact Meagan at the Casey County Extension Office, or find her on Facebook.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 3/26/19

 

  • Kelly M. Foster, 32 of Liberty, arrested by Taylor County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Joseph L. Jones, 19 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for Failure to Signal, Rear License Not Illuminated, Reckless Driving, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, License to be In Possession, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Giving Officer False ID, No Operator's License, Identity Theft, Probation Violation (Felony Offense), Possession of Handgun by a Convicted Felon, & Cited for Failure to Appear, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
  • Vanessa D. Gibson, 38 of Bronston, arrested by Burnside Police for Giving an Officer False ID, Promoting Contraband, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Cited for Non-Payment of Fines.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Kimberly Tillet, 50 of Hustonville, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Reckless Driving, Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, Possession of Marijuana, & Possession of Controlled Substance (drug unspecified).

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. ROAD NOW OPEN

 

The L. Hancock Road in Adair County, KY is now open.

 

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3 ADAIR COUNTIANS ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
Three Adair County residents were arrested on drug charges after a search warrant was executed at a residence on G Stephens Road in northern Adair County. 
 
On Friday, March 22, 2019 Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman, Chief Deputy Justin Cross, and Deputies Josh Durbin & Chandler Staten executed a search warrant at a residence suspected of illegal narcotics activity owned by Troy Harris. Located during the search were individual bags of Methamphetamine, scales, drug paraphernalia, cash (suspected as proceeds from the sale of narcotics), firearms illegally possessed by a convicted felon, and equipment commonly used in the manufacture of Methamphetamine.  
 
48-year-old Troy Harris of Adair County was arrested on charges of:
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon &
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 

 

Also arrested was 27-year-old Erin Thompson and 40-year-old Joshua Adcock both of Columbia, KY. They were charged with:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine).

 

All were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING SEARCH OF RESIDENCE

 
An Adair County man was arrested on drug trafficking charges on Friday after a search of his residence. 
 
At 12:23amCT on Friday, March 22, 2019 the Adair County Sheriffs Office conducted a search of a residence in eastern Adair County off TP Cundiff Rd that was suspected to be used for the illegal sale of narcotics. During the search, individually packaged Methamphetamine was located along with pills, loaded syringes, drug paraphernalia, digital scales, and cash (suspected as proceeds from the sale of drugs).  
 
Arrested and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail was 40-year-old Joseph Trumpis of Columbia, KY. Trumpis was charged with:
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine)
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree and
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia  

 

Adair Co. Sheriffs Deputy Chandler Staten is continuing the investigation. He was assisted on-scene by Chief Deputy Justin Cross and KSP Trooper Billy Begley.
 

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PULASKI WOMAN INJURED IN 2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck reports that on March 22, 2019 at approximately 8:30 AM a woman was injured in a collision with another motor vehicle at the intersection of KY 90 and Jacksboro Road.

 

Deputy David Wesley responded to the scene where he found one victim, Barbara Sawyer, 62, of Somerset, KY suffering from injuries she sustained in the accident. Deputy Wesley’s investigation of the accident found that Ms. Sawyer was westbound on KY 90 when another vehicle, driven by Larry Cook, 67, of Bronston, KY pulled from Jacksboro Road into her path and they collided.

 

Deputy Wesley’s investigation revealed that Mr. Cook had pulled to the intersection of Jacksboro Road and KY 90. He failed to see Ms. Sawyer’s vehicle and pulled onto the roadway in front of her. Mr. Cook was not injured but Ms. Sawyer was treated by Somerset/Pulaski County EMS and later transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

 

Deputy Wesley was assisted at the scene by the Somerset/Pulaski County EMS and Bronston Volunteer Fire Department.

 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 3/25/19

 

  • James A. Abbott Jr., 52 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Failure to Appear, & Resisting Arrest.
  • Jessica G. Willis, 31 of Burnside, arrested by Burnside Police for Failure to Appear, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), License to be in Possession, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Possession of Marijuana.
  • Joshua T. Coots, 26 of Science Hill, arrested by Ky Fish & Wildlife for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Insurance, No Registration Receipt, & Failure to Appear.
  • Larry R. Brinson, 55 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified).
  • Kassie G. Nicholas, 30 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for DUI, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License.
  • Ignacio Brasfield, 38 of Hustonville, arrested by KSP for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/3rd Offense (Methamphetamine), Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Cited for Failure to Appear, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
  • Jeffrey D. Clark, 22 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Controlled Substnace-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Jerry W. Wright Jr., 48 of Trafalgar, IN, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Rear License Not Illuminated, Careless Driving, Improper Display of Registration Plates, No Registration Plates, No Insurance, Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, & DUI-2nd Offense.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Matthew R. Jones, 28 of Jamestown, arrested by Ky Park Rangers, serving warrant for another police agency, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Travis W. Brewster, 31 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell County Sheriff's Office serving warrants for court & other police agency, Trafficking in Marijuana, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Cody J. Ryan, 22 of Middletown, OH, arrested by Jamestown Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & No Insurance.
  • Courtney Gray, 25 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Resisting Arrest.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Brandon D. Whilham, age 29, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree (Police Officer), & Flagrant Non-Support.
  • Rhonda C. Tyree, age 43, arrested by Junction City Police for DUI, No Registration Receipt, & No Insurance.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Mary E. Bryant, 27 of Mt. Vernon, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.


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

 

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CLINTON CO. DR PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGAL DISTRIBUTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

 
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Dr. Michael L. Cummings, 63, a family practitioner in Albany, KY pleaded guilty on Tuesday, March 18, 2019 to 13 counts of prescribing controlled substances without any legitimate medical purpose and outside the course of professional medical practice, announced First Assistant United States Attorney Michael A. Bennett.
 
According to the plea agreement, between May 7, 2012 and April 1, 2014 Cummings prescribed Oxycodone and OxyContin, a Schedule II controlled substance, and alprazolam and zolpidem tartrate, Schedule IV controlled substances, to S.F. without any legitimate medical purpose and outside the course of medical practice. 
 
Between May 14, 2012 and February 10, 2014, Cummings prescribed hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance, Valium, and diazepam, a Schedule IV controlled substance, to S.C., without any legitimate medical purpose and outside the course of professional medical practice.
 
Cummings prescribed Oxycodone and Endocet, Schedule II controlled substances, hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance, and alprazolam, a Schedule IV controlled substance, to J.S. between June 18, 2012 and November 5, 2014, without any legitimate medical purpose and outside the course of professional medical practice.
 
Between January 30, 2013 and April 15, 2015, Cummings prescribed hydrocodone polistirex, a Schedule II and Schedule III controlled substance, and alprazolam and phentermine, Schedule IV controlled substances, to J.Y., without any legitimate medical purpose and outside the course of professional medical practice.
 
Cummings prescribed Oxycodone and Endocet, Schedule II controlled substances, hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance, and alprazolam and diazepam, Schedule IV controlled substances, to C.C. between May 1, 2012 and February 27, 2015, without any legitimate medical purpose and outside the course of professional medical practice. 
 
The charges Cummings pleaded guilty to carry a maximum term of imprisonment of 145 years, a combined maximum fine of $7.25 million, and 3 years of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for June 19, 2019, before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Greg N. Stivers.  
 
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David Weiser and Ann Marie Blaylock, and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Kentucky State Police.
 

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RUSSELL-ADAIR CO. ARRESTS

 
RUSSELL COUNTY
  • Matthew Roy Jones, 28, Jamestown - arrested early Sunday by Kentucky Park Rangers and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree (Drug Unspecified); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and served a Warrant for another police agency
  • Travis Brewster, 31, Jamestown - arrested by the RCSO on Saturday for Trafficking in Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; served 3 Bench Warrants for Court; and 2 Warrants were served for other police agencies
  • Javier Ramirez, 33, Russell Springs - arrested by the RSPD overnight on Saturday night for No Operators Moped License and D.U.I.
  • Cody James Ryan, 22, Middletown, Ohio - arrested by the Jamestown Police Dept. on Friday night for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); & Failure to Maintain Required Insurance
  • Daniel Travis Abell, 27, Liberty, KY - arrested by the RSPD on Friday for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia & Contempt of Court

 

ADAIR COUNTY
  • Jordan C. Antle, 35, Columbia - arrested by the CPD overnight and chaged with Public Intoxication (excluding alcohol); & Criminal Mischief, 2nd degree
  • Joshua Dial, 21, Columbia - arrested by KSP overnight for D.U.I.; Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle; & Driving on a DUI Suspended License
  • Terry Noe, 31, Columbia - arrested on Sunday for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place (1st & 2nd offense)
  • Chris Patrick Benham, 39, Columbia - arrested by the CPD on Sunday for Theft by Unlawful Taking (Shoplifting under $500); & Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (exluding alcohol)
  • Susan Livers, 45, Columbia - arrested overnight on Saturday night by KSP for D.U.I.; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked LIcense; Failure to Surrender Revoked Operators License; Failure to Produce Insurance Care; Rear License Plate Not Illuminated; Possession of Marijuana; 2 counts of Failure to Appear; & a Probation Violation (for a felony offense)
  • Troy Harris, 49, Columbia - arrested Friday night for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Angela Smith, 45, Liberty - arrested on Friday by the CPD for Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine)

 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY
  • Angel Anderson, 19, Burkesville - arrested on Friday by the CCSO for D.U.I.; No License in POssession; Failure to Wear Seat Belt; & served a Bench Warrant for Court
  • Eugene Albert Poore, 43, Burkesville - arrested overnight by the Burkesville Police Dept. for Wanton Endangerment, 2nd degree
     

 

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SHENANDOAH AT 50TH LAKEFEST CELEBRATION JULY 6TH

 
The LAKEFEST Celebration in Jamestown, KY will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year! It is Russell County's longest-running Independence Day celebration. The 2-day festival features pageants, vendors, children's events, and one of Kentucky's premier 5K/10K races. The Saturday night concert draws thousands of folks who fill downtown to enjoy some great music and a spectacular fireworks display. This year's Saturday night concert headliner is the Grammy, CMA, and AMA award winning group: Shenandoah! This group is celebrating 30 years with the nationwide “Shenandoah 30th Anniversary Tour". Mark your calendar and make plans to be in Jamestown July 5th & 6th, 2019 for the 50th Anniversary LAKEFEST Celebration!
 

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ARREST WARRANT LEADS TO FELONY CHARGES

 

Russell County, KY (March 22, 2019) - On March 21st, 2019  at approximately 7:20pmCT, KSP Trooper Billy Begley, along with officers from the Russell Springs Police Department, responded to a residence on Hwy E 80 to attempt to execute a probation violation warrant on 22-year-old Kirk Caudill of Russell Springs.  As Trooper Begley entered the residence, Caudill became combative and attempted to flee. Caudill was arrested and charged with assault 3rd, resisting arrest, wanton endangerment 2nd degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia in addition to the probation violation warrants. Caudill was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. 

 

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RUSSELL/ADAIR ARRESTS 03/22/19

 

 

 

 

 

RUSSELL COUNTY ARRESTS
  • Courtney Gray, 25, R.S. - arrested by the RSPD early this morning (Friday) for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & Resisting Arrest
  • Joey Lynn Popplewell, 39, R.S. - arrested early this morning (Friday) by the RSPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Resisting Arrest; & 3 counts of Contempt of Court
  • Kirk Caudill Logan, 22, R.S. - arrested Thursday evening by the RSPD for Assault, 3rd degree (Police or Probation Officer); Resisting Arrest; Wanton Endangerment; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & 2 counts of Contempt of Court

 

ADAIR COUNTY ARRESTS
  • Joseph Trumpis, 40, Columbia - arrested overnight by the ACSO for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & served a Bench Warrant for Court
  • Lonnie Maynard, 58, Columbia - arrested Thursday night by KSP for DUI & Careless Driving
  • Joshua Humphrey, 25, Columbia - arrested by KSP on Thursday for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia & Failure to Appear

 

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FORMER GREENSBURG ATTORNEY SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN PRISON

 
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – United States District Court Chief Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced, Campbellsville, Kentucky, attorney, Danny Butler, to 8 years in federal prison followed by 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $1,293,072.84 in restitution for a scheme to obtain money from clients of his legal practice, by means of misappropriating funds, in order to pay personal expenses including gambling losses, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system. 
 
“Lawyers have a solemn duty to protect their clients’ interests and at a minimum, be trustworthy,” stated U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman. “Danny Butler abandoned these principles and will pay a steep price.”
 
Butler was indicted on November 15, 2017. According to a sentencing memo before the Court, from August 2009 through October 2016, Butler used his position as an attorney to steal funds from his clients causing a loss of over $1.2 million dollars to his client victims who were a combination of estate and general civil law practice clients. 
 
During the period of the theft, Butler incurred approximately $1.5 million in gambling losses. Butler used the stolen money to fund his gambling habits as well as to fund payments to other clients in a “Ponzi” type fashion. Butler used the theft from his clients to fund an extravagant lifestyle. 
 
Butler misappropriated funds from the following clients:
· Approximately $148,106 from the estate of L.A.;
· Approximately $29,987.07 from the estate of L.P.;
· Approximately $401,500 from the representation of B.M.;
· Approximately $50,000 from the representation of D.M.;
· Approximately $50,000 from the estate of D.B.;
· Approximately $90,000 from the representation of J.R.B.;
· Approximately $90,000 from the estate of E.U.;
· Approximately $25,000 from the estate of E.M.;
· Approximately $59,000 from the representation of J.W.S.;
· Approximately $25,000 for the representation of E.S.; and
· Approximately $125,000 from the estate of L.P.M. 
 
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Bryan Calhoun and Nicole Elver, and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
 

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AREA ARRESTS 3/22/19

 

  • Casey County Court Security Officer Roger Vaughn arrested Michelle Ann Perry, 28, of Liberty Manor, on a bench warrant of failure to pay court costs, fees, or fines on charges of permitting unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree (drug unspecified).
  • Using information received from their anonymous tip line, Sheriff Chad Weddle, Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett, and Constable Darrin Wesley arrested Belinda Spears, 38, of Liberty Manor. Spears was arrested on a bench warrant for failure to appear on charges of drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender, and trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense.
  • Also arrested was Bethany M. Roberts, 24, of Liberty Manor for hindering prosecution or apprehension 2nd degree.
  • Casey Sheriff's Deputy Robin Lynn served an indictment warrant and a bench warrant on Gregory Warren Atwood, 32, of Jackie Dr. Atwood was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense and drug paraphernalia. Atwood was also served a bench warrant for failure to appear on 2 counts of theft by deception-include cold checks under $500.
  • Amanda J. Lay, 40 of Dunnville, arrested by Liberty Police Chief Garrett for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Jesse E. Ginter, 30 of Morehead, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, No Registration Plates, No Insurance-2nd Offense, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License.
  • David W. Lloyd, 31 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Identity Theft, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
  • William D. Duncan, 46 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI-2nd Offense.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Courtney Gray, 25 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Controlled Subtance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Resisting Arrest.
  • Joey L. Popplewell, 39 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, & 3 counts of Contempt of Court.
  • Kirk l. Caudill, 22 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer), Resisting Arrest, Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree (Police Officer), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Probation Violation (Felony Offense), & 2 counts of Contempt of Court.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Antonio L. Palmer, 47 of Danville, arrested by Lancaster Police for Burglary-1st Degree, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Interference with an Officer, & Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.
  • Brittany N. Robbins, 29 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Deputy Brown for Robbery-1st Degree.

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. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

The Adair County School System has a new employee.... "Annie", a canine narcotics specialist. The Adair Co. School Board met on Thursday evening, March 23, 2019 and introduced "Annie". Jim Leib has details.....
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INJURY COLLISION ON KY 90 IN METCALFE CO.

 
Summer Shade, KY (March 21, 2019) - Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle injury collision today (Thursday) 4 miles East of Summer Shade on KY90 at 8:52amCT.
 
Preliminary investigation indicates 26-year-old Sabrina Heaton of Burkesville was operating a 2013 Dodge when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a guardrail. Heaton then crossed the roadway, running off the road striking an embankment and a tree. Heaton was transported to TJ Samson Hospital by the Metcalfe County EMS with non-life threatening injuries.  Heaton was wearing her seat belt at the time of the collision
 
Senior Officer Casey Tooley is investigating and was assisted on scene by the Metcalfe County Fire, EMS and Sheriff’s Office.  
 
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555). Citizens can call to confidentially report impair drivers or any criminal activity.  You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for IPhone, IPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple or Google Play stores. Download the KSP mobile app by searching “KSPOLICE” in the app store and you can also follow along on twitter @KYStatePolice. 

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BLOOD DRIVE IN LIBERTY TODAY

 

The Central Ky Blood Center is hosting a Blood Drive today at the Casey County Extension Office on South Hwy 127. Mandy is an organizer with the Blood Center...

Again that blood drive goes until 6pm this evening at the Extension Office.

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AREA ARRESTS 3/21/19

 

  • On Wednesday, Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle, assisted by the Casey County Sheriff Dept-Liberty PD Drug Interdiction Team, arrested Joseph Garry Rowland, 41, of W KY 70 during a traffic stop on KY 206. Rowland was arrested for speeding 11 mph over limit, driving on suspended or revoked operator license, no insurance, and DUI-3rd offense.
  • On Tuesday, Casey County Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard, Deputy Tim Pierce and KSP Tpr. Billy Begley conducted a traffic stop on US 127 north of Liberty. Sheriff’s K9 Ronnie alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Justin Brown of Liberty was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of a controlled substance 2nd and 3rd degree and drug paraphernalia along with several traffic violations. Gregory Atwood was arrested for possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree and drug paraphernalia.
  • Also Tuesday, Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard and Deputy Tim Pierce arrested Ethan Whited of Liberty on an indictment warrant for possession of a controlled substance (meth) and drug paraphernalia.

Other arrests over the last 24 hours...

  • Jacob T. Brewer, 29 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Geoff Brown with Casey County Sheriff's Office for Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's License-2nd Offense.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Brittany R. Cassidy, 24 of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for One Headlight, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Failure to Wear SEat Belts, DUI-2nd Offense, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
  • Thomas L. Albery, 30 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for DUI, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, No Operator's License, License to be In Possession, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Failure to Notify DOT of an Address Change, Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines, Failure to Appear, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Thomas J. Arthur, 32 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Joseph M. Hatterman, 28 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Franklin Aguiar, age 43, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, & Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.
  • Timothy L. Poynter, age 44, arrested by Danville Police for Theft by Unlawful Taking/Shoplifting (under $500), Burglary-3rd Degree, & Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree.
  • James A. Holloway, age 34, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Receiving Stolen Property (over $10,000).

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Richard Jonson, 43 of Crab Orchard, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), No Operator's License, & Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree.
  • Paul D. Brown, 40 of Lancaster, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500), Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Receiving Stolen Property (under $10,000).

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. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MARCH 21

 
The Adair County School Board will meet for a regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:00pmCT at the Board of Education Conference Room.  
 
 
 **Meeting called to order**
***ACHS students will open the meeting with the Pledge of Pledge of Allegiance***
 **Recognition of Jerry Dale Sneed, Veteran**  
 
BOARD AGENDA              
  1.   APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  2.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA 
 
CONSENT AGENDA
  3.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  4.   APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT 
  5.   APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF BILLS    
  6.   APPROVAL OF MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA) WITH SCC
  7.   APPROVAL OF MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA) WITH MIDWAY UNIVERSITY
  8.   APPROVAL TO WAIVE FEES FOR USE OF ACHS & ACES FOR OUTDOOR EXPO
  9.   APPROVAL TO WAIVE FEES FOR USE OF ACMS GYM FOR A FUNDRAISER 
10.   APPROVAL OF BG-5 ON ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL RE-ROOF PROJECT        
11.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION 
 _________________________________________________________
 
REGULAR AGENDA  
12.   ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
13.   RECOGNITION OF NEW NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHERS
14.   SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT     
15.   PUBLIC COMMENTS
16.   APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Renae Smith 
17.   BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS UPDATE – David Jones
18.   ADJOURNMENT
 

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RUSSELL/ADAIR ARRESTS

 
RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS

 

  • Brittany N Holt, 28, Windsor - arrested Tuesday by the RSPD for Poss of Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Poss of Drug Paraphernalia; Poss of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (Opiates); & Contempt of Court
  • Justin W. Hile, 32, Russell Springs - arrested Tuesday by KSP for Driving on a DUI Suspended License, 1st offense; Failure to Maintain Required Insurance; Possessing a License when Privileges are Revoked; & Failure to Surrender Revoked Operators License
  • Lonnie M Turner, 39, Russell Springs - arrested on Tuesday by the RSPD for Failure to Appear; Probation Violation (for a Felony Offense); & served a Parole Violation Bench Warrant
  • Frederick C. Katon, 25, Russell Springs - arrested early Wednesday morning by the RSPD for Contempt of Court; & Failure to Appear
  • Christopher S. Hadley, 24, Columbia - arrested by Probation & Parole on Tuesday for non-payment of Court Costs, Fees or Fines
  • Jillian Underwood, 34, Campbellsville - arrested by Campbellsville Police Dept. for Criminal Mischief, 1st degree
  • Tony Lowhorn, 34, Albany arrested by KSP for Possession of Marijuana, Failure to Wear Seatbelt, & served a Parole Violation warrant?


Lodged in the Russell County Jail

 
ADAIR CO. ARRESTS
  • Richard P. Baldwin, 28, Columbia - arrested by the ACSO for Flagrant Non-support


Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail

 

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1 ADAIR CO. ROAD OPEN; 1 STILL CLOSED

 
Snake Creek Road in Adair County, KY is now OPEN. Water is no longer over the road and bridge. Water is still close to the road so please continue to use caution in this area.
 
L. Hancock Rd. was first reported to be reopened on Thursday, March 21, 2019 but work is taking longer than expected and this road will be closed until Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
 

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MARION CO. MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPING A MINOR, BURGLARY & OTHER CHARGES

 
A Marion County man arrested for the Rape of a minor, Burglary & other charges.
 
On March 11, 2019 at 5:33pmET, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, assisted by Marion County sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police, executed a search warrant at a residence in Raywick, KY where several electronic devices were seized and arrested Charles Spurlock III, charging him on an arrest warrant with Rape 1st Degree (victim 14 years old), Burglary 2nd Degree, and Use of a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance.
 
The charges came after an investigation of a complaint that Mr. Spurlock forced his way into a residence in Campbellsville, KY earlier this year and sexually assaulted a 14 year old female and used a cellphone to video the crime.
 
Spurlock was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center and bond was set at $1000,000.00 cash.
 

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CASEY COUNTY ARRESTS 3/20/19

 

On Tuesday, Casey County Sheriff's Office, Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard arrested Jesse Galloway, 25, of Liberty. Mr. Galloway was arrested on 2 indictment warrants for trafficking in a controlled substance, persistent felony offender, promoting contraband, possession of a controlled substance (meth) and tampering with physical evidence. 

 

Also Tuesday, Sheriff Chad Weddle, Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard and Deputies Geoff Brown and Jayson Grider arrested James Terry, 33, of Liberty on Jackie Drive. Mr. Terry was arrested on a warrant for theft, probation violation, flagrant non support and assault 4th domestic violence.

 

Sheriff Chad Weddle served an indictment warrant on Rabecca J. Hobbs, 40, of A. Cox Rd. Hobbs was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia.

 

Deputy Tim Pierce served Rachel L. Woodrum, 31, of Butcher St an indictment warrant on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT A LIBERTY HOUSE FIRE

 

Liberty Vol. Fire Fighters responded to the call of a house fire just after midnight on Tuesday. Upon arrival to the scene on Beldon Ave,, flames were showing from the structure. Fire personnel encountered heavy fire coming from the front of the home. They made a quick attack and knocked down the fire. 

 

12 Fire fighters were on scene for approximately 5 hours, with two engines and the Chief's vehicle responding to the scene.

No injuries were reported.

 

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CASEY COUNTY INDICTMENTS 3/20/19

 

Ronnie Frank Parton, 42 of Liberty:  possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/3rd offense (methamphetamine), & possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Billy Joel Miracle, 34 of Stanford:  possession of controlled substance 1st-degree (methamphetamine) & possession of drug paraphernalia.

Gregory S. Crew, 40 of Liberty:  trafficking in a controlled substance first-degree (methamphetamine).

Rachel Lynn Woodrum, 31 of Liberty:  possession of controlled substance 1st degree/3rd offense (methamphetamine), & possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Rebecca Jean Hobbs, 40 of Elkhorn; Ethan C. Whited, 28 of Stanford; & Warren G. Atwood, 32 of Liberty:  possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/3rd offense (methamphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Jessie D Galloway, 25 of Liberty:  promoting contraband-1st degree, tampering with physical evidence, possession of controlled substance 1st degree/3rd offense methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance 2nd-degree (buprenorphine), Trafficking in a controlled substance-2nd degree (drug unspecified), and multiple counts of being a persistent felony offender-1st degree.

Zachary Timothy Cochran, 29 of Liberty:  trafficking in a controlled substance 2nd-degree (drug unspecified), being a persistent felony offender-1st degree, & promoting contraband-1st degree.

An indictment is only a legal accusation, not an indicator of guilt.

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING 3/20/19

 

The Liberty City Council held a special called meeting yesterday. On the agenda was a discussion about garbage collection.

A representative from Republic Waste, Mr. Greg Butler, addressed the council concerning a bid for privatized collections of municipal & commercial waste in the city limits...

Republic currently handles garbage collections in Danville, Stanford and other neighboring communities. The city of Liberty just recently purchased a brand new garbage truck and new garbage cans for the city, which would hopefully be purchased by Republic waste. The council took no action, as they are required to advertise for bids.

A special committee was formed to discuss flood mitigation options. That committee will be made up of three city council members including Richard Montgomery, Carla Turner, and Micah Meece, as well as other members from the Tourism Commission and local business owners. The group will look at options submitted by the US Army Corps of Engineers to try and determine a course of action and submit that to the Corps for cost analysis.

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
As of 9:23amCT on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 the Boil Water Advisory for Columbia-Adair Utilities District customers on Tutt Street, Bomar Heights and all side roads in between, Willis Street, & Loy Street has been lifted by the Division of Water. This means your water is safe for human consumption and you no longer have to boil your water.

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RUSSELL CO. SHERIFFS OFFICE PUBLIC MEETING MARCH 28

 
The Russell County Sheriffs Office will have its 1st public meeting on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 6:00pmCT at the old Russell County Courthouse in the circuit court room. Topics to be discussed include: the county's drug problem, school safety, and church security. Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston & Deputies will be on hand to answer any questions the public has. 
 
Sheriff Polston will be a guest on the WAVE Morning Show this Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 7:45am to tell us more about the upcoming meeting.
 

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING RECAP

 
The Russell Springs City Council held a special called meeting on Monday morning. The only item on the agenda was 2nd reading of ordinance 2019-01, amendments to the city’s alcohol beverage control ordinance, which establishes guidelines regarding Sunday alcohol sales in city limits. The ordinance passed 4 to 2, which means alcohol can be purchased by the drink on Sunday's from 1pm to midnight. Council members Larry Skaggs, David Blakey & Tommy Holt voted in favor of the ABC ordinance; Ricky Barnes & Timmy Hudson voted “NO”; Council member Sherry Daniel abstained from voting, therefore her vote went with the majority.
 

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2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN CASEY COUNTY

 

Deputy Geoff Brown with the Casey County Sheriff's Office responded to a 2-vehicle accident last Wednesday.

 

It happened shortly before 10amET, about 6 miles South of Liberty on Highway 127. The accident report says 69 year old Nancy Luttrell of Liberty, KY was attempting a left turn from Robin Drive onto South 127 and collided with a 2006 Toyota Tundra pickup, operated by 51 year old Donnie Sharp of Nancy, KY as he pulling from a grocery store parking lot, heading North on 127. There was moderate damage to both vehicles, but no injuries reported.

 

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HOUSE FIRE IN LIBERTY MONDAY NIGHT

 

The BUCK has a report of a house fire that occurred just after midnight on Monday night on Beldon Avenue in Liberty.

Police & Fire personnel responded to the scene and dowsed the flames, but the fire apparently re-ignited and fire fighters had to return. There's no word on what caused the fire, or if there were any injuries. No other information has been made available by authorities.

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT 3/19/19

 

The Casey County fiscal Court met in regular session on Monday, March 18, 2019.

 

A visitor addressed the court concerning water damage to his property. Mr. Bruce Floyd owns a farm at the foot of Grove Ridge and Bastin Creek Road. Representing a group of neighboring property owners, Mr. Floyd told the court that the county had installed a drainage tile with in the last three or four years that has been causing flooding problems to his property and others. No action was taken. 

 

Under jail business, Judge Executive Randy Dial told magistrates about a request for an extension to a service agreement with a communications company in order to access potential grant money... 

County attorney Tommy Weddle  questioned whether the court should enter into a contract longer than an elected official’s term of office. The issue was tabled until next meeting. 

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court meets again on April 1, 2019.

 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

Russell County students last day of school will be May 23rd; Teachers last day will be May 24th. The RCHS Graduation Ceremony will also be held on Friday, May 24th. These dates were announced at last nights meeting of the R.C. School Board.  Jim Leib has more details on the meeting......
 

 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 3/19/19

 

  • Matthew T. Alexander, 20 of Columbia, arrested by KSP for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Rufus G. Beard, 39 of Nancy, arrested by Somerset Police for Burglary-2nd Degree, & Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500).
  • Jared A. Rhodus, 31 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for No Registration Plates, Display of Illegal/Altered Registration Plate, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, DUI-2nd Offense.
  • April L. Hampton, 37 of Crab Orchard, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Cedric B. Roy, 20 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Marijuana.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Jacob T. Gordon, age 26, arrested by Danville Police for Burglary-3rd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking from Building (over $500), Theft from Vehicle (under $500), Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Criminal Mischief-1st Degree, Theft of Property Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Gregory T. Hume, age 34, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Heroin), & Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Opiates).
  • Dillon B. Perry, age 20, arrested by KSP for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Assault-2nd Degree, & Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Ivory D. Coulter, 31 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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RUSSELL/ADAIR ARRESTS MONDAY

 
RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS
  • Amanda Woodrum, 29, Russell Springs - arrested Monday by Drug Court & charged with Contempt of Court Libel/Slander Resistanc to Order

 

ADAIR CO. ARRESTS
  • Tori Kelsey, 25, Columbia - arrested by the ACSO on Monday for Contempt of Court Libel/Slander Resistanc to Order
  • Cyvesck D. Miller, 29, Campbellsville - served a Bench Warrant for Court
  • Robert Morrow, 30, Columbia - arrested by the CPD for Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree
  • Chester Voils, 25, Russell Springs - arrested by the CPD for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition (Shoplifting)

 

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ADAIR COUNTY INDICTMENTS - 03/18/19

 

An Adair County Grand Jury has returned several indictments.
 
 
  • Lois Elaine Mattingly, 40, Columbia, KY - Criminal Abuse, 1st degree
  • Jordan Wade Grant, 21, Columbia, KY - Possession or Viewing of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor; Distribution of Obscene Matter to Minors, 1st offense
  • Patrick L. Stotts, 38, Columbia, KY - Assault, 2nd degree; Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree; Menacing
  • William Junior Huff, 48, Hazard, KY - Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; Persistent Felony offender, 1st degree
  • James David Burnette, 51, Knifley, KY - Custodial Interference (2 counts); Unlawful Transaction with a Minor, 1st degree; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Disregarding a Stop Sign; Failure to or Improper Signal
  • Wyatt T. Long, 31, Columbia, KY - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Heroin); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Operating a Motor Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc., 1st offense; Reckless Driving; Rear License Not Illuminated; Failure to Wear Seat Belt
     
 
According to the indictments, the following four individuals established a criminal syndicate in order to steal retail merchandise from Columbia Walmart with the intent to resell the stolen merchandise:
 
  • Joy D. Ballard, 50, Austin, KY 
  • Richard Anthony Ballard, 48, Austin, KY
  • Charles Jason Ballard, 43, Austin, KY 
  • Ernest Wilson, III, 25, Munfordville, KY 


They were each charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking/Disposition ($500 or more but under $10,000) AND Theft of Retail Merchandise for Resale. Charles Jason Ballard was also indicted for being a Persistent Felony Offender.

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

 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY 03/18/19

 

Date Issued: 03/18/2019
Time Issued: 1:15pmCT
 
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers on Tutt Street, Bomar Heights and all side roads in between Willis Street and Loy Street. The advisory has been issued due to a main line leak. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes before using.
 

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MISSING CASEY CO. TEEN

 
Liberty KY (March 18, 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 white female, 5’ 6 ”tall, 165lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen on Murphy Wolford Rd in Liberty, KY on February 26, 2019 at approximately 8:30pmET.
 
If anyone has information regarding her whereabouts, please contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 15 at 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency. Tpr. Billy Begley is investigating.
 

This is the 2nd time this year Hayley has went missing. She was reported missing on February 10th and was located safe on February 22nd and released to the custody of her guardian.

 

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RUSSELL/ADAIR ARRESTS

 

RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS - SUNDAY
  • Brian Scott Foley, 43, Russell Springs - arrested by the RSPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Marijuana; & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Donald Griffith, 35, Faubush - arrested for Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle; No Registration Plates; No License in Possession; Failure to Maintain Insurance, 2nd offense; & served a Bench Warrant for Court
  • Marco Guzman, 27, Jamestown - arrested by the RCSO for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd offenses
  • Michael A. Rubbo, 24, Russell Springs - arrested by the RSPD for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, 1st offense

 

ADAIR CO. ARRESTS - SUNDAY
  • Virginia New, 33, Columbia  - arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving; No Operators Moped License; & Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc. (aggravating circumatance), 1st offense
  • Brandon Frausto, 25, Columbia - arrested by KSP for Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle; & Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc (aggravating circumstance)
  • Derek Otterson, 29, Columbia - served a Bench Warrant for court

 

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PULASKI CO. WOMAN MISSING

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck is requesting the assistance of the public in helping locate a missing female from the Science Hill area of northern Pulaski County.  Joyce Ard is 73 years old with brown eyes and brown hair. She is 5’4” and weighs approximately 135 pounds. She was last seen on March 12, 2019 around noon. She has a valid driver’s license and left in a Chevrolet Malibu, 4 door, white passenger car on her way to Somerset, Kentucky for a doctor’s appointment. The car has a valid KY license plate, 294-GHS. Joyce Ard does have some medical conditions that require treatment.  

 

Attached is a photo taken from her driver’s license in 2015. If you have seen this individual, please notify the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 606-678-9145 or any law enforcement agency. You can also notify the 911 Dispatch Center.

 

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ADAIR CO. ROAD CLOSURE

 
The L. Hancock Road in Adair County is closed to through traffic today (Monday, March 18th) through Thursday, March 21, 2019 while repair work and concrete is being poured at the bridge. Please use an alternate route during this time. If you have any questions, please call Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan’s Office at 270-384-4703.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 3/18/19

 

Elijah B. Barnett, 25 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for Speeding (15 mph over limit), One Headlight, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Danny R. Lanpheare, 44 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for No Tail Lamps, Inadequate Muffler, Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change, & DUI. 

 

Amber M. Riley, 21 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for Speeding (24 mph over limit), Reckless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Registration Receipt, DUI-2nd Offense, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Amy S. Phelps, 43 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified).

 

Trevor A. Jones, 28 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, DUI, & Possession of Open Alchoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.

 

Wayne T. Tidwell, 24 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

 

Brittany S. Bailey, 27 of Russell Springs, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, & Citation for Contempt of Court/Failure to Appear.

 

Alex B. Jones, 52 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, & Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree.

 

Sammy Akers, 73 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Promoting Prostitution, & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Opiates).

 

Estle V. Ridner, 45 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Burglary-1st Degree.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Brian S. Foley, 43 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Michael A. Rubbo, 24 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

James A. Crockett, 42 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Menacing, Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, & Harassing Communications.

 

Deana S. Bell, 50 of Albany, arrested by KSP for Assault-3rd Degree (on Corrections Employee), Escape-3rd Degree, Menacing, Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree, & Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.

 

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

Alan S. Hendren, age 54, arrested by Danville Police for Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Failure to Render Aid/Assistance), & Reckless Driving.

 

Stephanie Mullins, age 35, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Disregarding Stop Sign, Failure to Signal, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Tanner M. Holland, age 21, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

 

Logan R. Ramsey, age 20, arrested by Danville Police for Indecent Exposure, & Harassment.

 

Homer J. White, age 32, arrested by Danville Police for Violation of a KY EPO/DVO.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Erin Wright, 38 of Eubank, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Menacing, & Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree.

 

Devin B. Snow, 22 of Hustinville, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Resisting Arrest, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Bail Jumping-1st Degree, Assault-1st Degree (Domestic Violence), Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (On Foot), Probation Violation (Felony Offense), & Citation for Failure to Appear.

 

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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MISSING LIBERTY MAN FOUND SAFE

 

A Liberty, KY man who was reported missing over the weekend, has been found safe.
 
Lexington Police issued a Golden Alert for 82-year-old Jesse Atwood late Friday evening, March 15, 2019. Family members thought he may have been headed back home in Liberty in a 2007 Ford Focus. They said Atwood has dementia and COPD. 
 
Jesse Atwood was found safe in Winchester, KY on Saturday morning, March 16, 2019.
 

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RUSSELL/ADAIR CO. ARRESTS

 
RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS:
  • James Crockett, 42, Russell Springs - arrested Sunday morning by the Russell Springs Police Dept. for Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; Menacing; Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree; Resisting Arrest; & Harassing Communications
  • Raymond L. Johnson, 29, Russell Springs - arrsted Friday by the Russell County Sheriffs Office for Public Intoxication (excluding alcohol); Criminal Trespassing, 1st degree; Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, 1st Offense
  • Austin Tyler Hardin, 21, Russell Springs - arrested Friday by the Russell Springs Police Dept. for No Registration Receipt, No Registration Plates; Operating a Vehicle with Expired Operators License; Non-Payment of Court Costs, Fees or Fines; & Failure to Appear

 

ADAIR CO. ARRESTS
  • Brett Scholl, 18, Columbia - arrested on Friday by KSP for Disregarding a Stop Sign; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; Possession of Marijuana; Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc., 1st offense; & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle
  • Lisa Creason, 40, Columbia - arrested on Friday by KSP for Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc., 1st offense; Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree (drug unspecified)
  • Sean B. Pennington, 51, Columbia - Served a Bench Warrant for Court 
  • Nichole Whetstone, Russell Springs - served a Warrant by another agency
  • Brittany Brown, 26, Columbia - served a Bench Warrant for Court

 

OTHER AREA ARRESTS INCLUDE:

  • Annual Dale Flinchum, 43, Elk Horn - arrested by KSP on Saturday night for Failure to Produce Insurance Card; No Registration Receipt; Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs;Etc. (aggravating circumstances); & Fugitive from Another State
  • Christian G. Jones, 44, Burkesville - arrested Friday by Cumberland Co. Sheriffs Office for Fleeing or Evading Poice, 2nd degree (on foot); Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; & Failure to Produce Insurance Card
  • Jeffery Doug Spears, 54, Burkesville - Theft by Deception (includes cold checks)
  • Deana S. Bell, 50, Albany - arrested on Friday by KSP for Assault, 3rd degree (Inmate Assault on a Correctional Employee); Escape, 3rd degree; Menacing; Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree; & Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

 

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JOY MINISTRIES FUNDRAISER

 

Maggie Coleman with J.O.Y. Ministries was a WAVE guest earlier this week.  J.O.Y. Ministries is having a fundraiser to raise $12,000 to build an emergency shelter for the homeless on the county parking lot beside the 911 Call Center. Attached is the interview.

 

 

 

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

 

The Russell Springs City Council met on Thursday evening. Jim Leib has details.......

 

 

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LAKE CUMBERLAND CLEAN-UP PLANNED

 

Volunteers are needed to help clean up around Lake Cumberland, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Burnside Island State Park. Debris has settled above the shoreline in several areas after last month's historic flooding.


Tammie Nazario, President and CEO of Eastern Kentucky PRIDE (Personal Responsiblity In a Desirable Environment), says, "Debris and trash are all around the shorelines. It's a great opportunity to plan a cleanup and remove as much as possible while it's all concentrated."


Several fishing tournaments are planned this spring that should each attract hundreds of anglers to the lake.Tourism brings in millions of dollars annually for the five counties surrounding Lake Cumberland. Gloves, trash bags, safety vests and bins will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to dress for weather and terrain, particularly regarding footwear.


The Burnside Island cleanup will be from 9am to noon on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Volunteers should report to the first covered pavilion across from the park pool, where registration will begin at 8am.

 

 

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RUSSELL/ADAIR CO. ARRESTS MARCH 14-15

 
RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS
Christopher Flanagan, 40, Russell Springs - arrested by RSPD for Failure to Appear
Joshua Eugene York, 32, Russell Springs - arrested by RSPD for Alcohol Intoxication
Byron Marcum, 35, Russell Springs - arrested by RSPD for Failure to Appear
Otha Grider, 44, Russell Springs; Rachel Jones, 34, Jamestown; & Dawn Sinclair, 42, Jamestown - all arrested by the RCSO for Contempt of Court  
 
Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail
 
ADAIR CO.ARRESTS
John Murphy, 33, Columbia - arrested by ACSO for Poss of a Controlled Substance (Meth); No Registration Plates; and served a Bench Warrant for Court
Misty Justice, 40, Gray, KY -- arrested by KSP for Speeding 20 MPH Over the Limit; Failure to Produce insurance Card; Failure to Wear Seat Belt; Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc.
Michael Birdwell, 25, R.S. - arrested by KSP for Failure to Appear
Cody Willis, 29, Burkesville - Assault 4th degree; and Disorderly Conduct
 
Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail
 

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HEP-A OUTBREAK

 

Kentucky is experiencing the worst Hepatitis A outbreak in the nation. 

 

With 4,288 cases reported including 2,065 (48%) hospitalizations and 44 deaths reported through March 2, 2019.  

The Lake Cumberland region has a total of 129 cases; 50 in Taylor, 50 in Pulaski, 15 in McCreary, 5 in Casey, 3 in Adair, 3 in Green, 2 in Russell County and 1 in Wayne.

 

The majority of cases have been reported among those who use illicit drugs and/or are homeless.  A contaminated food source has not been identified and transmission is believed to have occurred through person to person contact. Transmission of the virus occurs via oral contact with contaminated hands or objects.

 

Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice, fatigue and fever. Individuals are contagious 2 weeks before and 1-2 weeks after symptom onset. The average incubation period of Hepatitis A is 4 weeks.

 

Hepatitis A is vaccine preventable and can be largely prevented with good hand washing habits. In order to prevent the outbreak from spreading in Lake Cumberland, anyone who uses illicit drugs (both injection and non-injection), and the homeless should be vaccinated immediately.

 

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AREA ARRESTS 3/15/19

 

  • On Thursday, Casey County Court Security Officer Roger Vaughn served bench warrant on Patricia Reid, 50, of Old Dry Ridge. Reid was served on failure to pay court costs, fees, or fines on charges of no registration plates/receipt, failure to wear seatbelts, improper display of registration plates, no insurance, and DUI.
  • April S. Hall, 25 of Campbellsville, arrested by Deputy Brown with Casey County Sheriff's Office for Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, DUI, & No Insurance.

Taken to the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Estil V. Ridner, 45 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Burglary-1st Degree.
  • James P. Bray, 49 of Bronston, arrested by Burnside Police for Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Failure to Render Aid/Assistance), No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, License to be in Possession, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Driving Without a License/Negligence in Accident, DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Joseph L. Mofield, 34 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Burglary-3rd Degree, & Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500).
  • Amber M. Milburg, 26 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, & Citation for Failure to Appear.
  • Austin W. Harris, 32 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (drug unspecified), Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Citation for Failure to Appear.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Tanya D. Raider, age 40, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Possession of, and Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs.
  • Zachary L. Dawson, age 28, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs-2nd Offense, & Possession of Synthetic Drugs.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • David V. Sears, 50 of Hustonville, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for DUI-2nd Offense, No Registration Plates, 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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R.C. 4-H SHOOTING SPORTS PRACTICE CANCELLED

 

Russell County 4-H shooting sports practice has been cancelled this afternoon due to the possibility of severe weather.

 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOLS DISMISSING EARLY

 

Adair County Schools are dismissing at 1:30pmCT this afternoon due to the possibility of severe weather.

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GREEN CO. SCHOOLS DISMISSING EARLY TODAY

 

Green County schools will be dismissing at 12:45pmCT this afternoon due to the threat of severe weather.

 

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ACPC CANCELS CAMP CASEY & PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

 

Adair County Primary Center Parent-Teacher Conferences canceled for tonight and no Camp Casey today due to the threat of severe weather.

 

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ACES AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES CANCELED TODAY!

 
All after-school activities at Adair County Elementary School have been cancelled for this afternoon due to threat of severe weather.

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CIS DISMISSING EARLY DUE TO THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER

 
Because of the threat of severe weather, Campbellsville Independent Schools will dismiss at 2 p.m. today. This will allow time for students and staff members to get home safely. All after-school activities will be canceled today. Specifically, this will include Campbellsville Elementary School's Wings Express activities and supper feeding program. CES Goes Hollywood will be rescheduled at a later date.
 

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT - THURSDAY

 
***SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT***
 
 
 
Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and
evening with damaging winds as the primary threat. Tornadoes and hail
are also possible. Heavy rainfall may result in localized flooding.
 
Outside of thunderstorms, strong winds blowing from the south will
gust as high as 40 to 50 mph today. Winds of this magnitude can blow
around small items, topple weakly rooted trees, and make travel
difficult on east-west oriented roads.
 
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotters are asked to report any severe weather, strong winds, heavy
rainfall, or flooding impacts today.

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ADAIR ANNEX BASEMENT OPEN FOR SHELTER

 
The Adair Annex Basement will be available for temporary storm shelter until the storms have passed.  

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RUSSELL/ADAIR ARRESTS

 
RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS  
  • Rebecca Polston, 34, arrested by the Jamestown Police Dept. for Contempt of Court and Resisting Arrest
  • Gregory Osborn, 35, Russell Springs - arrested by the Russell Co. Sheriffs Office for Assault, 4th degree (domestic violence)
  • Lisa Gay Mitchell, 55, Jamestown - arrested by the Jamestown Police Dept. for Theft by Unlawful Taking (shoplifting less than $500)

 

ADAIR COUNTY ARRESTS
  • Charles Pennington, 38, Columbia - arrested by the Adair Co. Sheriffs Office for Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree
  • Charles Thurman, 31, Burkesville - arrested for Burglary, 2nd degree and Criminal Trespassing, 3rd degree
  • David Russell Miller, 47, Columbia - arrested for a Probation Violation (for a felony offense)
  • Alex Pierce, 20, Columbia - arrested by the Adair Co. Sheriffs Office for Driving on a DUI Supended License
  • David McGraw, 33, Columbia - arrested Tuesday by the Adair Co. Sheriffs Office for Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree
  • Iesha Jones, 28, Columbia - Contempt of Court
  • Stephanie Cruse, 24, Edmonton - arrested by the Adair Co. Sheriffs Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Opiates)
  • Daniel Henley, 40, Knifley - arrested by the Adair Co. Sheriffs Office for Trafficking in Marijuana

 

  

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NORTH HWY 55 TO BE EXPANDED IN TAYLOR CO.

 

Taylor County Judge Executive Barry Smith was a guest on the Big Dawg morning show yesterday (Wednesday) and announced that work will begin soon on Highway 55 North (Columbia Road) in Taylor County. Transportation officials are expected to add another lane, making it a 2 + 1 road as was completed in Adair County two years ago. This would be one more phase of the Heartland Parkway road project. The exact project start date has not been announced at this time. 

 

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AREA ARRESTS 3/14/19

 

  • Casey County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard arrested Janal L. McKinney, 39, of Jamestown on Wednesday. McKinney was arrested for failure to pay court costs, fees, or fines on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
  • Michael L. Cooper, 36 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Deputy Brown for No Registration Plates/Receipt, DUI-3rd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's License-2nd Offense, No Insurance, & Failure to Wear Seat Belts.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Christy A. Watson, 36 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Robin E. Bruin, 55 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Failure to Signal, DUI, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Trafficking in Marijuana.
  • Melissa D. Feyka, 50 of Nancy, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Marijuana, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
  • James H. Acey Jr., 67 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI.
  • Shawn B. Lykins, 25 of Science Hill, arrested by Science Hill Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Helen R. Hurd, 33 of Louisville, arrested by Somerset Police for Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Heroin), & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
  • Meagan L. Bender, 23 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Failure to Appear.
  • Jared A. Rhodus, 31 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for DUI, Improper Registration Plate, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License.
  • Johnny D. Brown, 45 of Ferguson, arrested by KSP for DUI, & Parole Violation.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • McKenzi T. Lewis, age 25, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Speeding (17 mph over limit), Careless Driving, & DUI.
  • Billy W. Votaw III, age 22, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for No Brake Lights, No Registration Plates/Receipt, DUI-2nd Offense, & Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.


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

 

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WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8pmET/7pmCT

 

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING... * TIMING...THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING. * WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 40 TO 50 MPH. * IMPACTS...TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES MAY FALL AND SOME WEAKENED TREES MAY BE UPROOTED, LEADING TO POSSIBLE POWER OUTAGES. DRIVING MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON EAST-WEST ROADS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OF OVER 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT... ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

 

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SNAKE CREEK ROAD CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC

 
Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan would like to remind the residents of Adair County that Snake Creek Road is still closed to through traffic due to water still being across the Snake Creek Road Bridge. Signs have been posted on multiple occasions and are being taken down repeatedly. Judge Cowan is asking that people please leave the barricade signs in place for the protection and safety of our citizens. This is not only causing a danger to our citizens, but also costing the tax payers of Adair County in overtime pay when our road department is being called out all hours of the night to put the signs back up. This picture was taken at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The Public will be notified as soon as the bridge is safe to cross.
 
 
 

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR WAVE LISTENING AREA

 
 
 
...Strong to Severe Storms Possible Thursday Afternoon...
...Periods of Gusty Winds Today and Thursday...
 
A strong low pressure system will move out of the Central Plains
into the Upper Midwest Thursday. Ahead of this storm, breezy
conditions will develop across Kentucky and southern Indiana this
afternoon. Winds from the south will gust to 35 to 40 mph this
afternoon in areas west of I-65.
 
This system will continue pushing against higher pressure off the
eastern U.S. coast Thursday and cause gusty south winds, with
peak gusts...outside of thunderstorms...likely in the 40 to 45 mph
range.
 
Then expect new storms to develop Thursday afternoon and form
into a line by evening. The afternoon storms could produce
damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and hail as well as frequent
cloud to ground lightning and brief heavy rainfall. Now is a good
time to check your methods for receiving warnings and have a plan
of action for what you would do in case a warning is issued.
 

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2 CUMBERLAND CO. RESIDENTS JAILED IN ADAIR CO. FOR ASSAULT

 
Donnie Dwayne Norris, 35, and Stepanie Cope, 26, both of Burkesville, KY were arrested this morning (Wed.) by the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office for Assault, 4th degree (domestic violence) No Visible Injury; Endangering the Welfare of a Minor; and Menacing. Stephanie Cope also charged with an additional 4th degree Assault charge with Minor Injury. Both were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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KY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TOBACCO BAN

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A bill that would ban tobacco products in Kentucky public schools has passed through the House.
  
House Bill 11 bans the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes on the grounds of K-12 public schools. It passed on a vote of 85-11. Critics of the measure argue it's not necessary because many schools already implement similar rules. It now heads to the Senate.  
 

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RUSSELL/ADAIR CO. ARRESTS

 
 
 
 
 
 
RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS - TUESDAY, MARCH 12:
  • Lisa Gay Mitchell, 55, Jamestown - arrested earlier today (Wed.) by the Jamestown Police Dept. for Theft by Unlawful Taking (Shoplifting less than $500)
  • Dustin Powell, 32, Liberty - arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Methamphetamine & Non-payment of Court Costs, Fees or Fines
  • Adam Matthews, 30, Jamestown - arrested by the Jamestown Police Dept. for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Failure to Appear
  • Felicia Nicole Nava, 30, Jamestown - arrested by Jamestown Police Dept. for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Gregory Osbourne, 35, Liberty - arrested by the Russell Springs Police Dept. for Public Intoxication (Excluding Alcohol)
     
The following were arrested and charged with Contempt of Court:
  • Kory Kraner, 25, Columbia
  • Eddie Pierce, 30, Russell Springs
  • Brandon Johnson, 36, Windsor
  • Christopher Cape, 34, Albany
     
ADAIR COUNTY ARRESTS
  • James Absher, 56, Columbia - arrested on Tuesday for a Parole Violation
  • Matthew Alexander, 20, Columbia - served a Bench Warrant for Court by the Columbia Police Dept.
  • David McGraw, 33, Columbia - arrested Tuesday by the Adair Co. Sheriffs Office for Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree
  • Iesha Jones, 28, Columbia - Contempt of Court
  • Stephanie Cruse, 24, Edmonton - arrested by the Adair Co. Sheriffs Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Opiates)
  • Daniel Henley, 40, Knifley - arrested by the Adair Co. Sheriffs Office for Trafficking in Marijuana

 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 

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


 

 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON MARIJUANA CHARGES

 
An Adair County man was arrested on drug charges following a search of his residence.
 
On Sunday, March 10, 2019 just after midnight, Adair County Sheriff’s deputies Joey Keith, Chandler Staten and Justin Cross executed a search warrant at the home of Kameron Ford, age 21, on Powell Rd. Deputies seized packaged marijuana, cash, and drug paraphernalia. 
 
Ford was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of Trafficking in Marijuana over 8 ounces.    
 
Kentucky State Police assisted on scene. 

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AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

On Tuesday, Casey County Deputy Geoffrey Brown, assisted by Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett and K9 Mako, arrested Christina Duncan, 39, of School House Rd. Duncan was arrested during a traffic stop on Old West KY 70. Mako alerted on the vehicle and Duncan was charged for no registration plates/receipt, driving on suspended or revoked operator license, no insurance, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense (methamphetamine), and trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree (methamphetamine). Duncan was served an indictment warrants for bail jumping 1st degree, and failure to appear on a charge of drug paraphernalia. Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard served an indictment warrant on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, and DUI.
Lodged in the Casey County Jail.


Lisa M. Gooch, 48 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
Nathan K. Lee, 29 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Failure to Appear Citation, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, & Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.


Felicia N. Nava, 30 of Jamestown, arrested by Jamestown Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Adam N. Mathews, 30, of Jamestown, arrested by Jamestown Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Failure to Appear.
Dustin W. Powell, 32 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
Lodged in the Russell County Jail.


Matthew A. Raley, age 19, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree, & Unlawful Imprisonment-2nd Degree.
Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.


Brandon Dawson, 21 of Berea, arrested by Stanford Police for Trafficking in Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.


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

 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT APPROVES SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES

 

The Russell County Fiscal Court met on Monday evening, March 11, 2019 and voted 3 to 2 to approve the sale of alcohol on Sunday's. The WAVE's Jim Leib spoke with Russell County Judge Executive Gary D. Robertson following the meeting.....

 

 

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RUSSELL/ADAIR CO. ARRESTS

 
A Dunnville, KY man was arrested on numerous charges in Russell County on Monday.
 
Bobby Passmore, age 40, was arrested by KSP for Contempt of Court; Failure to Wear Seat Belt; Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc. (aggravating circumstance); No Registration Plates; No Registration Receipt; Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance; and Failure to Produce Insurance Card.
 
OTHER RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS:
  • Michael Shane Moon, 46, of McAlester, Oklahoma - arrested overnight by the RSPD for Poss of Methamphetamine, Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia
  • David Antle, 48, Jamestown - served a Bench Warrant for Court by the Jamestown Police Dept. and a Warrant for another police agency
  • Dennis Franklin, 56, Jamestown - Contempt of Court 
  • Teresa Ann Daniel, 29, R.S. -  Contempt of Court
  • Dennis Grimsley, 40, R.S. - Contempt of Court
 
ADAIR COUNTY:
  • Chris Stubbs, 45, Jamestown - arrested by the Adair County Sheriffs Office for Manufacturing Methamphetamine
  • Samantha Kuhn, 26, Columbia - Adair County Sheriffs Office served a Warrant for another police agency

 

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APPLE FESTIVAL PLANNING MEETING

 

The Apple Festival Committee will host their monthly planning meeting this evening at 6pm at their office on Beldon Street in Liberty. The meeting is open to anyone interested in helping out with this year's event.

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 3/12/19

 

  • Michael S. Moon, 46 of McAlester, OK, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Jackie L. Price, 23 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for DUI-2nd Offense, Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's License, & Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Kyle Z. Keaton, 30 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Resisting Arrest.
  • Linda F. Dillman, 54 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st/3rd Degree (drugs unspecified), & Non-Payment of Fines.
  • Timothy E. Jones, 57 of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Justin D. Gaudinier, age 27, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Rear License Not Illuminated, DUI, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Delano Miller, 21 of Stanford, arrested by Lancaster Police for Speeding (26 mph over limit), Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), & Possession of Marijuana.
  • Robbie W. Tinsley, 31 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines, Probation Violation, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Dillon B. Perry, 20 of Crab Orchard, arrested by KSP for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Assault-2nd Degree, & Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
  • Edward L. Penman, 49 of Paint Lick, arrested by Stanford Police for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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CASEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING 3/12/19

 

The Casey County Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting last night at the Board Annex.

Here's Superintendent, Marion Sowders...

The last day of school for students will be May 23rd, with Graduation set for Friday, May 24th.
 

The Board has scheduled a Special Meeting for next Tuesday at 7pm at their Central Office.

 

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2 ADAIR COUNTY RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
2 Adair County residents arrested on drug charges after a search of their residence. 
 
On Friday, March 8, 2019 at 6:00pmCT, Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman, Chief Deputy Justin Cross, Deputy Josh Durbin, and Deputy Chandler Staten went to a residence off Neat Hollow Road to conduct a search of the residence due to suspected narcotics being sold at the home. During the search, several bags of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were discovered in the home.  
 
The following people were arrested: 
 
  1. Christopher Carson, 37, of Columbia - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine), a Failure To Appear warrant for Adair District Court was executed, and an EPO was served
  2. Rebecca Young, 32, of Columbia - Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine), and Tampering with Physical Evidence 
     
The case is being investigated by Deputy Sheriffs Justin Cross & Josh Staten. 
 

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COLUMBIA ACCIDENT SENDS 4 PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL

 
A 2-vehicle accident on Friday in Adair County sent four people to the hospital.
 
The accident occurred at 11:40amCT on Hwy 55 North. 37-year-old John Smith of Columbia, KY was operating a 1995 Ford F-150. He experienced some vehicle problems and moved over to the southbound shoulder of the highway. 23-year-old Natalie Bryant was operating a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and was also traveling south. She failed to slow down and was unable to negotiate around John Smith and struck his auto in the rear. 
 
Natalie Bryant was taken to TJ Health Columbia by Adair EMS and later transferred to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.  John Smith and two passengers, Sarah Smith & Christopher Keith, were transported to TJ Health by Adair EMS where  they were treated and released. 
 
Adair County Deputy Sheriff Brandon Hitch investigated the collision. He was assisted by the Columbia Police Department.
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG & FIREARM CHARGES

 
An Adair County man has been arrested on drug and firearm charges.
 
On Friday, March 8, 2019 Adair County Sheriff's Deputies went to the home of 34-year-old Eric Rowe on West Barbee Street in Columbia, KY after being contacted by KY Probation and Parole that Rowe had an active probation warrant and was possibly in possession of a firearm.   
 
Upon arrival, Eric Rowe was found in a bedroom of the residence and was taken into custody.  He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail for a Probation Violation, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine), and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
 
The Adair County Sheriffs Office was assisted by Kentucky State Police. 

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RUSSELL COUNTY ARRESTS

 
Four Casey County residents were arrested over the weekend in Russell Co. on drug charges.
 
23-year-old Jordan Wheat, 22-year-old Tyler William Luttrell, and 19-year-old Tara Duncan all of Liberty, KY and 21-year-old Page Maynard of Dunnville, KY were arrested on Saturday, March 9, 2019 by the Russell Springs Police Dept. for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Wheat was also charged with Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License, Carrying a Concealed Weapon & Improper Parking.
 
They were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
Other Russell County arrests:
  • Noah Jones, 19, Russell Springs - arrested Friday, March 8, 2019 by the Russell County Sheriffs Office for Possession of Mariuana & Drug Paraphernalia, and for a Probation Violation
  • April Weston, 34, Russell Springs - arrested by the Russell Springs Police Dept. for Failure to Appear
  • Justin William Turner, 23, Jamestown - arrested Sunday, March 10, 2019 by the Russell County Sheriffs Office for Contempt of Court
  • Michael Ratliffe, 37, Winchester, KY -  served a warrant by the Russell Co. Sheriffs Office for another police agency
 

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WEEKEND POWER OUTAGE

 

Over 1,000 customers of South KY RECC were without power over the weekend in Pulaski County.

 

South Kentucky RECC posted about the outage on social media Saturday night. It is unclear what caused the outage but storms were in the area during the time of the outage. Crews worked late into the night to restore power.

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS 3/11/19

 

On Friday, Casey County Deputy Jayson Grider assisted by Deputy Brian Sears served warrants on Christopher M. Sirk, 24, of KY 49 and Candance M. Curry, 32, of Somerset. Sirk was arrested on a Pulaski County bench warrant for failure to appear on a charge of operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator license. Sirk was also charged with possession of marijuana. Curry was arrested on a Pulaski County bench warrant for failure to pay court costs, fees, or fines on charges of assault 4th degree (no visible injury) and resisting arrest.

Dustin W. Powell, 32 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.

Joshua W. McElroy, 24 of Liberty, arrested by Liberty Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, & Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified).

Norma J. Polston, 55 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff's Office for Reckless Driving, DUI-3rd Offense, No Operator's License, No Insurance, Possession of Marijuana, & Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.

George L. Coffey Jr., 49 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff's Office for DUI-4th Offense.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Jason T. Jasper, 30 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance.

Floyd H. Mounce, 44 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Reistration Receipt, No Insurance, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).

Kellie D. Walters-Ely, 43 of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine/Opiates), Trafficking in Marijuana, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Insurance, Reckless Driving, & DUI.

Alvera M. Burkett, 34 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine/Opiates), & Trafficking in Marijuana.

Jeremy A. Molen, 34 of Nancy, arrested by KSP for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine/Heroin), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Ronnie K. Fry, 46 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, & Menacing.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Jordan Wheat, 23 of Liberty, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Improper Parking Violations, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Tyler W. Luttrell, 22 of Liberty, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Sara P. Maynard, 21 of Dunnville, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Tara Duncan, 19 of Liberty, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Noah Jones, 19 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell County Sheriff's Office for Probation Violation, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

Tiffany T. McCowan, age 35, arrested by Danville Police for Unlawful Access to Computer-1st Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500), & Theft of Identity.

Brittany Kennedy, age 29, arrested by KSP for Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Carfentanil or Fentanyl Derivatives).

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Steven Mullins, 42 of Stanford, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), Unlawful Imprisonment-1st Degree, & Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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GOV. MATT BEVIN IN COLUMBIA MARCH 12

 

Governor Matt Bevin will hold a town hall meeting at Lindsey Wilson College on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Bevin will field questions in an open community forum about economic development as well as other key issues and initiatives that impact Kentucky. The talk will be held from 12:30-2:00pmCT at LWC in V.P. Henry Auditorium. Everyone is welcome!

 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING MARCH 12

 
The regular monthly meeting of the Adair County Fiscal Court will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 6:00pmCT at the Adair Annex Basement. 
 
AGENDA
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
 
1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • February 12, 2019-Regular Meeting 
  • February 28, 2019-Special Called Meeting 
     
3. DISBURSEMENTS 
 
4.   A.)  SHERIFF’S REPORT
      B.)  ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT
      C.)  G.R.A.S. REPORT
      D.)  COMMITTEE REPORTS
      E.)  JAIL REPORT 
 
5.TREASURER
  • TREASURER’S REPORT
     
6. BUDGET AMENDMENTS
 
7. TRANFERS
  • LINE TO LINE TRANSFERS
  • FUND TO FUND TRANSFERS 
     
8. COURT ORDERS
9. READING OF ROADS
 
10. ACTION ITEMS:                        
  • RURAL SECONDARY ROAD AND FLEX FUND DISCUSSION
  • APPROVAL TO BID MACK DUMPTRUCKS
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD-TVA FUNDING
  • SHERIFF DEPARTMENT CREDIT CARD
  • NETCHEX PROCESSING FEE 4% INCREASE 
  • CONSTABLES
  • JAIL POLICY AND PROCEDURES
  • PERMISSION TO ADD BENISHA JOHNSON AS A SIGNER ON CHECKS
  • BREEDING FIRE DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR FUNDING-$2500.00
  • KNIFLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR FUNDING
  • RECIND ROAD DEPARTMENT TRUCK # 13 FROM SURPLUS
  • 911 PT NEW HIRE
     
11. OTHER BUSINESS
12. PUBLIC COMMENTS
13. ADJOURN                               
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 

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GREEN CO. INDICTMENTS


The Green County Circuit Court grand jury returned indictments against the following individuals on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 . . .
 

Jacob Thompson, Twin Creek Dr., Campbellsville, KY  Count 1 - Burglary, 3rd degree. Count 2 - Criminal trespassing, 2nd degree. Count 3 - Public intoxication, controlled substance, excludes alcohol.

 

Robert L. Cundiff, Jr., Ralph Vaughn Rd., Greensburg, Count 1 - Murder. Count 2 - Tampering with physical evidence

 

Alexandro Reyes, Albert Smith Rd., Greensburg, KY  Count 1 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, <2g meth. Count 2 - Trafficking in marijuana, <8oz, 2nd offense. Count 3 - Fraudulent firearm transaction. Count 4 - Drug paraphernalia, buy/possess. Count 5 - Public intoxication controlled substance, excludes alcohol. Count 6 - Disorderly conduct, 2nd degree. Count 7 - Illegal possession of a legend drug. Count 8 - Controlled substance prescription not in original container, 1st.

 

Christina N. Graham, Hwy 566, Magnolia, KY Count 1 - Possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, methamphetamine. Count 2 - Drug paraphernalia, buy/possess. Count 3 - Operating a motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., .08, 1st offense. Count 4 - No tail lamps. Count 5 - Failure to produce insurance card. Count 6 - Failure to wear seat belts.

 

Alexandro Reyes, Albert Smith Rd., Greensburg, KY  Charged with 1 count. Count 1 - Possession of firearm by convicted felon.

 

Sharon R. Gregory, Ralph Vaughn Rd., Greensburg, KY  Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, 2g+ methamphetamine.

 

Robert L. Cundiff, Ralph Vaughn Rd., Greensburg, KY  Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, 2g+ methamphetamine. Count 2 - Possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Tamara A. Wright, Ralph Vaughn Rd., Greensburg, KY  Charged with 2 counts. Count 1 - Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, 2g+ methamphetamine. Count 2 - Possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Mark A. Rice, Gabe Rd., Greensburg, KY  Charged with 6 counts. Count 1 - Possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, methamphetamine. Count 2 - Drug paraphernalia, buy/possess. Count 3 - Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., .08, 2nd offense. Count 4 - Possession of marijuana. Count 5 - Failure to wear seat belts. Count 6 - Failure to produce insurance card.

 

A reminder to Big Dawg listeners an indictment is a legal accusation and does not determine guilt or innocence.

 

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TAYLOR CO. INDICTMENTS

 

The Taylor County Circuit Court grand jury in Campbellsville returned indictments against the following individuals on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 . . .

 

Daniel L. Lawhorn, Columbia – trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance 3rd degree – drug unspecified, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs

 

Ronnie E Garrett, Campbellsville – possession of a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine)

 

Brittany M Sammons, Campbellsville – promoting contraband 1st degree, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine).

 

Wendell D King, Campbellsville – trafficking in marijuana 1st offense, drug paraphernalia.

 

John W Jackson, Campbellsville – robbery 2nd degree, TBUT or disposition under $500, persistent felony offender.

 

Jennifer Holderfield, Campbellsville – possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense -drug unspecified, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree. 1st offense – heroin, promoting contraband, drug paraphernalia.

 

Nickolas Snow, Campbellsville – burglary 3rd degree, TBUT or disposition auto $500 or more but under $10,000, criminal mischief 1st degree.

 

Roy A Garrett – Campbellsville – burglary 2nd degree, criminal mischief, drug paraphernalia.

 

Chad A Warner, Casey Creek – possession of a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana.

 

Mykah L Wyatt, Campbellsville – possession of a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Deeanna Fay Webb, Campbellsville – possession of a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, regulations necessary to implement KRS 150 purpose – defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a decaying deer head from historical or archeological site or aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.

 

Tammie Spurling, Campbellsville – trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense methamphetamine.

 

Andrew M. Spaulding, Campbellsville – trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense cocaine, drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possession of marijuana, speeding.

 

Brad L Smith, Louisville – trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense methamphetamine, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, failure to produce insurance card, persistent felony offender.

 

James T Fulks, Campbellsville – rape 3rd degree, sodomy 3rd degree.

 

Casey Hancock, Campbellsville – promoting contraband 1st degree, persistent felony offender.

 

Christy L Rattliff, Campbellsville – possession of controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, promoting contraband 1st degree.

 

Jeffrey Michael Roution, Campbellsville – criminal possession of a forged instrument 1st degree, persistent felony offender.

 

A reminder to Big Dawg listeners an indictment is a legal accusation and does not determine guilt or innocence.

 

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EAST CASEY WATER HAS ISSUED A BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 

East Casey Water has issued a Boil Water Advisory for Turkey Foot Gap to the county line on Kentucky 78. Customers in that area should boil any water used for human consumption until further notice. If you have questions, contact your water provider.

 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL DISTRICT FEDERAL PROGRAMS MEETING

 
Pursuant to federal regulation, there will be a meeting for any persons who are interested in information about the various Federal Programs offered through the Adair County School District. The meeting will be held on Thursday March 28, 2019, at 9:00amCT in the board room of the Adair County Board of Education, 1204 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY.  For more information, contact John Shelley at 270-384-2476, ext. 2010.
 

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AG TAG PROMOTION

 

If you have a Farm Tag license plate on your vehicle, you're due to renew your tags by the end of the month. It's also an opportunity to help out local 4H & FFA programs in Casey County. Megan Klee is with our local program director...

If you have questions, call or stop by the County Clerk's Office, or call Megan at 606-787-7384.

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Liberty City Council scheduled for Monday, March 11, 2019 has been canceled. A special called meeting will be scheduled later this month.

 

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FATAL TAYLOR CO. ACCIDENT

 

A Taylor County woman died in a 2-car crash on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Campbellsville, KY.

 

62-year-old Sharon Clark of Campbellsville, KY was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident that occurred at 7:59pmET on Thursday. Clark was operating a 2013 Mazda, traveling east on Greensburg Road, when the vehicle struck a deer. Clark overcorrected and crossed over into the westbound lane. Another vehicle, being driven by 51-year-old Timothy Shirley of Summersville, KY was traveling west and struck Clark's auto in the rear passenger side. Shirley and two passengers, 53-year-old Lisa Shirley and a 2-year-old female, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital. One of the passengers was later flown to Vanderbilt Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

 

Taylor County Deputies Paul Pinson and Mark Dickens investigated the fatal accident. They were assisted on scene by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS, Green Co. EMS, and Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire & Rescue.

 

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MASSIVE CLEAN-UP AWAITS AT LAKE CUMBERLAND

 

A massive cleanup awaits areas around Lake Cumberland following  record flooding last month.

 

Lake managers say there is a tremendous amount of debris left behind by the lowering lake. Huge logs and garbage cover the parking lot and boat ramp at Waitsboro Landing. Even though the lake has dropped 20 feet since reaching its record height, Burnside Marina's boat ramp remains closed. It is unknown when cleanup will begin, as crews are waiting for Lake Cumberland to continue dropping. The rate is currently one foot per day.

 

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SPRING FORWARD THIS WEEKEND!

 
This Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 a.m., we’ll turn our clocks ahead one hour. Most of the United States will spring forward Sunday, except for Hawaii and Arizona, which opted out of daylight saving time.
 
Daylight saving time was first introduced over a century ago in order to conserve energy and save money. However, there is not much evidence that this practice helps conserve energy or money.
 
Nowadays, no effort is required in changing clocks as in the U.S. smartphones, computers and digital clocks all “spring forward” on their own. However, manual updating is required for analog watches, microwaves and other appliances.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 3/8/19

 

On Thursday, Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle, along with Deputy Jayson Grider and Probation and Parole Officer Keith Price, made 2 arrests:

 

  • Joshua M. Weddle, 39, of Weddle Dr., Liberty, KY - arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 3rd or greater offense (methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. He was also served a warrant for Parole Violation.
  • Latasha N. Popplewell, 31, of Russell Springs, KY - arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Popplewell was served a Russell County warrant for Failure to Pay court Costs, Fees, or Fines on charges of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree (drug unspecified). She was also served a Boyle County warrant for fraudulent use of a credit card and unlawful access to computer 2nd degree, an Adair County warrant for failure to appear on charges of Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (excluding alcohol) and Criminal Trespassing 3rd degree, a Taylor County warrant for Probation Violation on charges of Burglary 3rd degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition (shoplifting under $500), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Prescription Controlled Substance not in proper container,1st offense.
     

Weddle & Popplewell were lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Kelly D. Gimple, 40 of Pendleton, IN - arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), & Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon.
  • Ashley N. Acrey, 28 of Monticello, KY - arrested by KSP for Speeding (26 mph over limit), Improper Equipment, Careless Driving, No Insurance, & DUI.
  • Jennifer A. Lopez Maldonado, 35, of Monticello, KY - arrested by KSP for DUI, & Failure to Notify DOT of an Address Change.
  • Shane R. Savage, 44 of Monticello, KY - arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Marijuana, Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Promoting Contraband-1st Degree.
  • Ignacio Brasfield, 37 of Hustonville, KY - arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
  • Frances D. Quesenberry, 31 of Somerset, KY - arrested by KSP for Speeding (15 mph over limit), Reckless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, No Insurance, No Registration Plates/Receipt, & DUI.
  • Charles E. Jasper, 30 of Somerset, KY - arrested by Somerset Police for Burglary-3rd Degree, & Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Matthew Leibrock,19 - arrested by Harodsburg Police for DUI, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Christen J. Fields, 25 of Lancaster, KY - arrested by Lancaster Police for 2 counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Heroin), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT/ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING MARCH 11

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court Road Committee will have their Quarterly Meeting at 5:30pmCT on Monday, March 11, 2019 (prior to the Fiscal Court meeting) to discuss road repairs, safety and other issues relating to the operation of the Road Department.
 
 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will meet on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6:00pmCT at the Russell County Courthouse.

AGENDA
  • WELCOME, PLEDGE & OPENING PRAYER 
  • MINUTES 
  • PAY BILLS 
  • DETENTION CENTER REPORT 
  • TREASURER’S MONTHLY SETTLEMENT REPORT 
  • AE TRANSFERS & PRE-APPROVAL OF END OF QUARTER AE TRANSFERS 
  • 1ST READING BUDGET AMENDMENT 19-03 
  • TRANSFER $83,623.12 FROM GENERAL FUND TO GRANTS FUND FOR SAFE ROOMS 
  • TRANSFER $8,552.72 FROM GRANTS FUND TO GENERAL FUND FOR VOCA REIMBURSEMENT 
  • KAYLA FRYE – KY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION RURAL & SECONDARY ROADS 
  • RC CLERK – 2019 AMENDED BUDGET 
  • RUSSELL COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD CHAIRMAN – JOHN STIVERS – AIRPORT UPDATE 
  • 2ND READING ORDINANCE 19-02 – ABC ORDINANCE 
  • RCIDA BOARD APPOINTMENTS 
  • HOSPITAL BOARD APPOINTMENTS 
  • OTHER BUSINESS 
  • ADJOURN 

 

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ADAIR/RUSSELL ARRESTS

 
  • Garret Waggener, 19, of Columbia was arrested on Thursday, March 7, 2019 by KSP and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc., 1st offense. Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
  • Andy McClister, 37, of Jamestown, KY was arrested on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by the Jamestown Police Dept. for Criminal Trespassing, 1st degree. He was lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.
  • Connie Miller, 54, Columbia - arrested by Probation & Parole for a Probation Violation (technical violation)
     

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CUMBERLAND CO. MAN ARRESTED ON SEX ABUSE CHARGES

 
(Cumberland County, KY March 7, 2019)  Kentucky State Police arrested a Cumberland County man on Wednesday March 6, 2019 at approximately 2:00 PM CST following an extensive investigation of an alleged Sexual Abuse. Sammy Gibson, 33, of Burkesville, KY was charged with Sexual Abuse 1st degree (victim under 12 years of age) and Sexual Misconduct. Gibson was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. This case remains under investigation by Detective Kenny Brown.
 

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MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 6, 2019) – By a vote of 16-1-1, the House Judiciary Committee has voted along bipartisan lines to approve a measure that would make Kentucky the 34th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana. 
 
HB 136, sponsored by Rep. Diane St. Onge of Fort Wright and Rep. Jason Nemes of Louisville, is aimed at helping Kentuckians find relief from the pain often associated with chronic illnesses. 
 
“This consensus legislation was crafted based on the input of numerous stakeholders, and will improve the quality of life of our fellow citizens suffering from chronic pain and life-altering illnesses, for which no traditional medicine has been effective,” St. Onge said. 
 
The measure is the product of numerous compromises and discussions with a broad range of stakeholders. Notably, the bill no longer allows consumption of medicinal marijuana by smoking. It also prohibits the “home grow” element formerly in the legislation, which allowed up to six plants to be cultivated by patients themselves, and establishes a list of qualified medical conditions to provide guidelines for a recommendation.
 
According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, four out of five people who try heroin started with prescription opioids. Other studies have shown that states with legalized medicinal marijuana see prescription painkiller overdose rates at 25 percent lower than states who do not have not legalized medical marijuana.
 
Neither Nemes nor St. Onge support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes.
 
“A strong majority of Kentuckians support medical marijuana, in addition to a strong majority of House members,” Rep. Nemes said. “Now is the time for us to provide our people with a remedy for ailments that numerous studies prove to be effective. It’s time for us to let the doctor decide.”
 
Under the terms of the legislation, the use of medical marijuana would be regulated by the Public Protection Cabinet.
 
The bill now advances to the full House of Representatives for consideration. It has 43 cosponsors, including members from both parties.

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CONGRESSMAN COMER ANNOUNCES 2019 ART COMPETITION

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman James Comer (KY-01) is pleased to announce the start of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. The United States House of Representatives hosts this competition each year to recognize talented young artists from across the country.  
 
High School students in the 1st District of Kentucky are encouraged to participate. The winning artwork of the 1st District's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on House.gov's Congressional Art Competition page. The second-place winner’s artwork will be displayed in Congressman Comer’s office for the year.
 
The first-place winner, in addition to having their art hanging in the Capitol all year, will receive two roundtrip Southwest airline tickets to come to a reception in Washington, D.C. in June. Also, winners can receive a $3,000 yearly scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) or Tennessee Wesleyan College. 
 
All entries are due on April 26th. Entries can be sent to the District Office in Tompkinsville. Entries can also be dropped off at the Paducah or Madisonville offices, if you call ahead of time. For more information on the rules and where to send the artwork, you can visit Congressman Comer’s website and the art competition page located here.
 
“The Congressional Art Competition is a chance for the gifted students of the 1st Congressional District to showcase their talents. I encourage students to participate, and I look forward to seeing all of the artwork,” said Rep. Comer. 
 
If you have any further questions, call the Washington Office at 202-225-3115 and ask to speak with Kaity Wolfe.
 

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CUMBERLAND PARKWAY DELAYS TODAY

 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 Office advises motorists to expect delays on the Louie B. Nunn/Cumberland Parkway in Russell County today, March 7, as crews will be setting bridge beams as part of the KY 910 interchange project.

 

Work is scheduled to begin at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday and should be completed this afternoon by 4 p.m. Rolling road blocks will be utilized on the parkway both east and west bound to hold traffic for approximately 15 minutes at a time while the new beams are set in place. 

 

The duration of work 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.

 

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/ADAIR CO. ARRESTS

 
Two Russell Co. men were arrested on Wednesday:
 
  • Bryan Lynch, 47, Jamestown - arrested by the Russell Springs Police Dept. for Receiving Stolen Property (less than $10,000). Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.
  • Brandon Crawhorn, 34, Russell Springs - arrested by the Russell Co. Sheriffs Office for 2 counts of non-payment of court costs, fees or fines. Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.
  • Dennis Lynn Smith, 59, Columbia - arrested earlier today (Thursday) by Probation & Parole for a Probation Violation for a felony offense. Lodged in the Adair Co. Jail.
  • Robbie Burton, 49, Columbia - arrested Wednesday by Probation & Parole for a Probation Violation (for a technical violation). Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.

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CASEY COUNTY WOMAN APPREHENDED

 

Earlier this week, the Casey County Sheriff's Office posted their Most Wanted list on social media. One person listed was taken into custody Wednesday.

 

Sheriff Chad Weddle, along with Deputy Brian Sears, Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett, K9 Mako, and Constable Darren Wesley using information obtained from the sheriff's office tip line, arrested Stephanie D. Luttrell, 46, of W KY 70. Luttrell was arrested at Monticello Bank and was charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia. Luttrell was also served a bench warrant for failure to appear on a charge of theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $500. Luttrell was also served a bench warrant for a probation violation on charges of DUI, no insurance, no registration plates, 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree - drug unspecified, drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender, probation (for felony offense), shock probation in felony convictions, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (drug unspecified).

 

She was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 3/7/19

 

  • Ashley J. Vaught, 28 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance, & Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified).
  • Joyce K. Wofford, 38 of Bronston, arrested by KSP for DUI-3rd Offense, & Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's License-2nd Offense.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Larry Adams, 28 of Waynesburg, arrested by Lincoln County Constable for Unlawful Transaction with a Minor (Controlled Substance).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

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STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL A SUCCESS

 

The Statewide Tornado Safety Drill was held this morning at 9:07amCT. Many schools, businesses, etc. participated in the drill. 

 

 


 

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KENTUCKIANS WARNED OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER SCAM

 
FRANKFORT, KY. (March 6, 2019) – Following a warning to Kentuckians earlier this year about a surge in scams through tax season, Attorney General Andy Beshear said there are widespread reports of ‘suspended’ Social Security number scams.
 
“This tax season scammers are working overtime to steal Social Security numbers, identities and tax refunds,” said Beshear. “As the Social Security scam continues to spread and claim victims, I want Kentuckians to know they should never hesitate to hang up on a caller who asks for their Social Security number – no matter who they say they are.”
 
A Jefferson County resident recently received the scam call, which appeared to be from an actual Social Security Administration (SSA) phone number. The scammer claimed the victim’s Social Security number had been suspended due to suspicious activity and to use her Social Security number again she must verify it and other personal information or risk arrest.
 
Over the past 6 months Beshear’s office has received nearly 20 formal complaints of Social Security scams from Kentuckians in Boone, Breckenridge, Calloway, Campbell, Clark, Fayette, Hardin, Harrison, Henderson, Jefferson, Laurel, Letcher, Metcalfe, Spencer, and Trigg counties. 
 
The scam was also recently reported by the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office.
 
Reports of the scam are also occurring across the country, including in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi and Ohio.
 
Beshear said the scam is so widespread that the Federal Trade Commission issued an alert after more than 35,000 people reported the scam last year with financial losses totaling more than $10 million, compared to $210,000 in 2017. 
Beshear’s Office of Senior Protection and Mediation asks Kentuckians to follow these tips to help avoid Social Security scams, which can lead to identity and tax refund theft:
 
· Hang up on anyone who calls you and asks for your Social Security number, bank account information or credit card number.
· Know that the SSA is not suspending your Social Security number, nor will they call and threaten you or demand money. 
· Do not trust a caller ID, as scammers use technology to spoof valid phone numbers. To verify any suspicious call contact the real SSA at 1-800-772-1213.
 
Victims of a Social Security scam may also find out that the scammer used the information collected over the phone to file a tax return and claim a fraudulent refund. The victim only becomes aware of this crime when they are unable to file their own taxes because the scammer already used their Social Security number to file. 
 
Kentuckians who have experienced tax-related identity theft should follow guidance provided on the IRS website, which includes filing a complaint at identitytheft.gov and placing fraud alerts on credit records. 
To report scams to the Social Security Administration’s Fraud hotline dial 1-800-269-0271, and visit Beshear’s website to file an online consumer complaint. 
 
One of Beshear’s top priorities is to protect Kentucky consumers, especially seniors, from scam phone calls. 
 
Beshear, joining 53 of the nation’s attorneys general, sent a letter to the U.S. Senate yesterday to urge the passage of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act. The attorneys general say the legislation would require voice service providers to participate in a call authentication framework to help block unwanted calls and create an interagency working group to take additional actions to reduce scam calls and hold telemarketers and robocallers accountable.
 
Since taking office, Beshear’s scam protection team has returned more than $2 million back to Kentuckians who were victimized by businesses or con artists. 
 
Beshear encourages Kentuckians to use the National Do Not Call Registry provided by the FCC and to report scam calls via his office’s online form.
 
To help Kentuckians stay ahead of scammers Beshear launched Scam Alerts. To enroll in the scam warning system, text the words KYOAG Scam to GOV-311 (468-311) or online at ag.ky.gov/scams and select text message or email alert.

 

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ADAIR COUNTY MAN AIRLIFTED AFTER ROLLOVER ACCIDENT; CHARGES TO BE FILED

 

An Adair County man was airlifted after a rollover accident on KY 704.  Charges to be filed as a result of the accident. 
 
On Monday, March 4, 2019 Adair Co. Sheriff Josh Brockman and Deputy Josh Durbin were dispatched to a single vehicle collision with injuries approximately 6 miles south of Columbia on KY 704.  Adair County 911 received a call of a vehicle rollover with the driver being ejected.
 
Cody Gadberry, 23, of Columbia, KY  was operating a 1998 Chevrolet pickup north on Ky 704 at a high rate of speed and lost control of the truck.  The vehicle began to skid sideways down road before overturning twice and coming to rest on its top.  During the rollover, Garberry (who was not wearing a seatbelt) was ejected.  
 
Gadberry was treated at the scene by Adair EMS and rushed to TJ Health Columbia where he was airlifted by Air Evac to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY for treatment of head injuries. Upon his release from medical care, Gadberry will be facing charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine). 
 
The collision and investigation was conducted by Deputy Durbin, and assisted by Sheriff Brockman. Other agencies responding to the scene wer the Columbia-Adair County Fire Department, Adair EMS, and Air Evac. 
 

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ADAIR COUNTY ARRESTS

 
Adair County arrests on Tuesday, March 6, 2019:
 
  • Jeffrey Iames, 32, Columbia - arrested by the Columbia Police Dept. for Burglary, 2nd degree; Public Intoxication; Criminal Mischief, 3rd degree; and was served a Bench Warrant for Court 
  • Jerri Holland, 58, Jamestown - arrested by the Columbia Police Dept. for Theft By Unlawful Taking (Shoplifting); Public Intoxication; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree (drug unspecified); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Eric Rowe, 33, Columbia - arrested by KSP for Probation Violation for a felony offense; Contempt of Court; Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon; Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Lauren Smith, Louisville - arrested by KSP for Possession of Marijuana; Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs
  • Christopher Dale Harvey, 34, Columbia - arrested by the Adair County Sheriffs Office for Public Intoxication 
  • Timothy Wheeler, 45, Columbia - served a bench warrant for court by the Columbia Police Dept.

 

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CASEY COUNTY INDICTMENTS 3/6/19

 

  • Jesse D Galloway age 25 of Liberty indicted on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine-Firearms enhanced, persistent felony offender 1st degree, 3 counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, DUI 3rd offense, possession of controlled substance 2nd degree-Suboxone, possession of drug paraphernalia, no registration plates/receipt, failure to wear seatbelts, no windshield, failure to register transfer of Motor Vehicle, possession of a defaced firearm, no insurance, no operators license, and license to be in possession. 
  • David R Lynn age 35 of Liberty indicted on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense methamphetamine Firearms enhanced, Trafficking in marijuana 2nd offense firearms enhanced,  Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon two counts, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance 3rd degree, and possession of a two-faced firearm.
  • Samantha L Dilbeck age 35 of Liberty indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/3rd offense-Methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and public intoxication.
  • Gregory S Crew age 40 of Liberty indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Christina D Duncan 39 of Liberty, & Michael V Harmon 28 of Dunnville, both indicted on charges of bail jumping 1st degree.
  • Joshua M Weddle age 29 of Liberty indicted on charges of possession of controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
  • Tricia A Sheene age 54 of Kings Mountain indicted on charges of possession of controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, reckless driving, and improper registration plate.
  • Jonathan B Thomas age 19 of Liberty indicted on charges of terroristic threatening 2nd degree, and tampering with physical evidence.
  • Matthew W Mason age 33 of Columbia indicted on charges of promoting Contraband first-degree, and possession of controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense methamphetamine.
  • Chad D Atwood age 40 of Liberty indicted on charges of possession of controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Timothy W Passmore age 39 of Russell Springs indicted for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, promoting Contraband first-degree, persistent felony offender 1st degree, and assault fourth-degree.
  • Natasha D Wright age 35 of Danville indicted for criminal possession of a forged instrument 2nd degree (9 counts).
  • Samantha J Fields age 27 of Columbia indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense methamphetamine, possession of marijuana & drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended or revoked operator's license, and DUI.
  • Anna M Means age 45 of Liberty indicted for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Gary M Chadwell age 56 of Liberty indicted for DUI 3rd offense aggravating circumstance, driving on a suspended or revoked operator's license, possession of controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense methamphetamine, no insurance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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

 

 

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3 INJURED IN 2-CAR CASEY CO. CRASH

 

A two-car accident sent one driver and two small children to the hospital early Tuesday.

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office responded to the call around 8:30amET. The accident occurred 10 miles west of Liberty on KY 1615 (Tennessee Ridge). 80-year-old Shirley DeGeer of Jack Hollow Road, Liberty, KY was driving a 2007 Chrysler Sebring headed east, when she crossed the center line in a curve & struck a 2009 Chevy Impala operated by 30-year-old Kimberly Martin of KY 1547, Liberty, KY who was traveling west. The impact caused severe damage to both cars.

 

Martin and 2 passengers: Luke Gibson (an infant) and 4-year-old Aaron Gibson both received first aid at the scene by Casey County EMS & were then transported to Casey County Hospital for further treatment. Ms. DeGeer was not injured.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle investigated the accident.

 

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STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL MARCH 6TH

 
The Statewide Tornado Drill will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 9:07amCT. Local warning sirens will sound along with the drill!
 
 

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ADAIR COUNTY WOMAN FACES DRUG CHARGES

 

On Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:21pmCT, the Adair County Sheriffs Office conducted a traffic stop on a 2001 Buick operated by 39-year-old Angela Robinson of Columbia, KY. Deputies became suspicious there was illegal narcotics in the vehicle and called for the drug K-9 "Gunner" to assist in the search. With Gunner's assistance, a bag containing suspected methamphetamine was located inside the vehicle. 
 
Robinson was arrested by Deputy Chandler Staten and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, 1st degree and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Deputy Staten was assisted by Chief Deputy Justin Cross, Deputy Joey Keith and K-9 Officer John Dial, along with Gunner.
 

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R.C. MAN INJURED IN 1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 
The Russell County Sheriffs Office investigated a 1-vehicle accident on Monday, March 4, 2019.
 
Mark Deel of Jamestown, KY was operating a 2007 Pontiac on Old Clear Springs Road around 8:30pmCT when he lost control and hit an earth embankment, causing the car to flip over and eject him from the auto. Deel was flown out by Emergency Helicopter. Impairment is believed to be the cause of the accident. 
 
R.C. Deputy Sheriff John Wine is investigating the accident. He was assisted on scene by Sheriff Derek Polston, the Jamestown Fire Department and Russell County EMS.
 

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RUSSELL-ADAIR CO. ARRESTS ON MONDAY

 
Four arrests in Russell & Adair Counties on Monday, March 4, 2019:
 
  • Jeremy Dee Whittle, 28, Jamestown - arrested by the Jamestown Police Dept. for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (excluding alcohol)
  • Kameron Ford, 21, Columbia - arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, and No Moped Operators License
  • Virginia New, 33, Columbia - arrested by the ACSO for Possession of Marijuana & Public Intoxication (excludes alcohol)
  • Jacob Keltner, 23, Columbia - arrested by the Columbia Police Dept. for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree (drug unspecified) and Public Intoxication (excluding alcohol)

 

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KSP TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECK POINTS

 

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual.  These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance, and registration violations.  A complete list of traffic safety checkpoint locations can be found at http://kentuckystatepolice.org/post-locations/post-7/post-7-checkpoints/ .

 

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DANGEROUS WATERS AROUND WOLF CREEK DAM

 

Water levels at Wolf Creek Dam have reached historic levels and some areas are still under water. 

 

While levels are dropping, water is still pounding over the dam, creating violent water conditions. Last week, officials say it dangerous to even be near the area. Employees at a local food shack were only allowed back to work a few days ago. Boaters will also have to wait before they can get back in the water because the boat ramps in the area are gone.

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT 3/5/19

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.
 

Under General Business ...
The court voted to accept the conservation district budget for filing purposes only. Excess fees were accepted from last year from the outgoing Sheriff Jerry Coffman in the amount of just over $105,440 subject to audit. Clerks excess fees in the amount of $95,000 were accepted subject to audit.

 

Casey County Judge Executive Randy Dial asked for check approval in connection to the new 911 communications tower project...

Under road business, Judge Executive Randy Dial presented the court with proposed secondary rural road projects for the county ...

County Attorney Tommy Weddle asked about a new exit ramp that was under construction. Judge Dial ...

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle presented his monthly activity report for the month of February ...

The next regular meeting of the Casey County fiscal court is scheduled for Monday, March 18. 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS 3/5/19

 

  • Jason M. Clements, 41 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Deputy Grider for No Registration Plates, No Insurance, Excessive Window Tint, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Brian L. Jones, 34 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Cecil L. Sergent, 64 of Eubank, arrested by KSP for No Registration Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, Driving on an Expired Operator's License, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, DUI, Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (Drug Unspecified), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Promoting Contraband-1st Degree.
  • Kimberley L. Allen, 55 of Edgewood, arrested by Somerset Police for Reckless Driving, DUI, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Michelle L. Hall, 41 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Opiates).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Jeremy D. Whittle, 28 of Jamestown, arrested by Jamestown Police for Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance.
  • Robert Grimsley, 41 of Dunnville, arrested by KSP for Speeding (25 mph over limit), Reckless Driving, No Registration Receipt, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, & Improper Passing.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • William T. Burkhart, age 26, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Jamison W. Ball, age 18, arrested by Danville Police for Criminal Trespass-1st Degree, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, & Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer).

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

 

The Columbia City Council met on Monday, March 4, 2019. Jim Leib has details......
 

 

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RUSSELL/ADAIR CO. ARRESTS

 
 
 
 
 
RUSSELL CO.
  • Mark Deel, 38, Jamestown - arrested overnight by the Russell County Sheriff's Office  for Menacing & Public Intoxication
  • David Scott Meyer, 51, Russell Springs - arrested around midnight on Friday night by the Russell Springs Police Dept. for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
  • Timothy McWhorter, 31, Russell Springs - transported from Hart Co. on Friday afternoon for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (drug unspecified) and Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License

 

They were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
ADAIR CO.
  • Christopher Dale Harvey, 34, Columbia served a Bench Warrant for Court by the Adair Co. Sheriff's Office 
  • Derrick Flatt, 29, Russell Springs - arrested by KSP for Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia; Improper Equipment; and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs
  • Ricky Franklin, 32, Columbia - served a Bench Warrant for Court by the Adair Co. Sheriff's Office 
  • John Estle, 25, Russell Springs - served 3 Warrants by the Columbia Police Dept. for other police agencies 
  • Paul Abston Jr., 36, Columbia - arrested by the Adair County Sheriff's Office for Public Intoxication and served 2 Warrants for Court
  • Angela Robinson, 40, Columbia - arrested on Saturday by the Adair County Sheriff's Office for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine)
 
They were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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SENATOR MAX WISE'S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

 
The fifth week of the 153rd Regular Session of the General Assembly was marked by the first bills of the year being delivered to the governor, including a sweeping measure to enhance school safety across Kentucky.
 
The bill, named the School Safety and Resiliency Act, was a legislative priority and given the designation of Senate Bill 1 after the slaying of two students at Marshall County High School last winter in Benton. Many of SB 1’s provisions were suggested during eight months of testimony, research and study by the bipartisan, bicameral School Safety Working Group (SSWG).
 
SB 1 would create Kentucky’s first school safety marshal, similar to the state fire marshal. It would also expand the use of school resource officers, create a statewide anonymous safety tip line, and aim toward a goal of one counselor with mental health training for every 250 students in a school.
 
Senate leaders acknowledged that many school districts would require additional money to implement all provisions of the omnibus bill, but pledged to fund the measure during next year's regular session of the General Assembly. That's when legislators are constitutionally tasked with passing a biennial budget for the state.  I was honored to carry this critical piece of legislation along with my co-chair, Representative Bam Carney, as well as the members of the SSWG.
 
The other four bills to arrive on the governor’s desk by Thursday evening also originated in the Senate. They are as follow:
 
  • Senate Bill 4, a measure that would require mandatory electronic filing of all candidates’ campaign finance reports by the May 2020 primaries;
  • Senate Bill 31, a measure that would ensure that children in out-of-home care have visitation opportunities with siblings who have been placed in different homes;
  • Senate Bill 32, a measure that would create a certification process for water well drillers’ assistants; and
  • Senate Bill 77, a measure that would allow people to join Kentucky’s organ donor registry via the Internet.
 
The Senate also passed a number of other bills this week in the hope that those measures would make it all the way to the governor’s desk during this short, 30-day session. Final adjournment is scheduled for March 29.
 
Senate Bill 2 would allow lawsuits involving the state to be moved out of Franklin County, the place a majority of those types of suits are filed. It would do this by establishing a random drawing to determine where a case is heard. The drawing would be held if a party in the lawsuit involving the state requests such a change.  Supporters said Franklin Circuit Court wields an inordinate amount of influence over state policies under the current system and that it has become a de facto “super” circuit court. 
 
Senate Bill 6 would require disclosure of executive agency lobbyist compensation. It would also prohibit compensation contingent on the awarding of a government contract. Supporters said SB 6 would provide oversight, in part, by requiring executive branch lobbyists to register and list their clients, which is already required of legislative lobbyists. SB 6 passed by a 36-0 vote and is being considered in the House. 
 
Senate Bill 60 would move the candidate filing deadline from the last Tuesday in January to the first Friday following the first Monday in January. Supporters said the change would eliminate the perception that state lawmakers don't do much until the filing deadline has passed. The legislature convenes on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January – about a month before the current filing deadline. SB 60 passed by a 35-0 vote and is being considered in the House.
 
Senate Bill 57 would expand the number of Kentuckians eligible to have low-level felonies expunged from their criminal records. It would do this by allowing discretionary expungement for all Class D felonies except those that involve a breach of public trust, sex offenses, crimes against children, and violent crimes that may cause serious bodily injury or even death.
 
Skeptics of broad expungement policies praised a provision of SB 57 that would require people to wait ten years after their conviction before they are eligible for the expungement program. Another compromise would allow prosecutors to object to specific expungement requests.  SB 57 also kept the $500 application fee in place, but established a payment program to make it more affordable to low-income citizens. Some legislators hope that future bills will give judges the discretion to set the fee. SB 57 passed by a 35-2 vote and is being considered in the House.
 
Senate Bill 205 would reform Kentucky’s system of guardians ad litem -- lawyers appointed by the court to represent the best interests of children involved in the judicial process. It would do this by creating the Department of Child and Family Advocacy, modeled after Kentucky’s Department of Public Advocacy. It would be funded more efficiently using the $15 million currently spent on guardians ad litem in addition to federal tax dollars available for the new structure.
 
The supporters said Kentucky’s current guardians ad litem system has a documented record of failing children for decades. Critics of SB 205 said the measure would create an additional level of bureaucracy centralized in Frankfort and away from the majority of citizens. It passed by a 23-12 vote and is being considered in the House.
 
If you have any questions or comments about these issues or any other public policy issue, please call the toll-free line at 1-800-372-7181 or email me at Max.Wise@LRC.ky.gov.  You can also review the Legislature’s work online at www.lrc.ky.gov.
 
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Note: Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) represents the 16th District which encompasses Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties.  He is the chairman of the Education Committee; as well as co-chairman of the Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee, and the School Safety Working Group. Senator Wise is also a member of the Senate Economic Development, Tourism and Labor Committee; the Health and Welfare Committee; the Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee; the Budget Review Subcommittee on Economic Development and Tourism, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, and the Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation.  For a high-resolution .jpeg of Senator Wise, please visit: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/pubinfo/Portraits/Senate16.jpg
 

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CASEY CO. AREA WEEKEND ARRESTS 3/4/19

 

Casey County Deputy Jayson Grider arrested Gregory T. Galloway, 30, of Red Hill Rd on Friday.  Galloway was arrested on a bench warrant for unpaid child support, also arrested on bench warrant for failure to appear on charges of theft by unlawful taking, probation violation (for felony offense), and shock probation in felony convictions, and a bench warrant for unpaid fines, fees, or court costs on a charge of assault 4th degree (domestic violence) minor injury.

Virginia K. Lee, 55 of Greensburg, arrested by Deputy Grider with Casey County Sheriff's Office for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Michelle L. Hall, 41 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Opiates).

Acton J. Roberts, 40 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Careless Driving, & DUI. 

Sherry A. McCloud, 43 of Bronston, arrested by Burnside Police for Reckless Driving, Improper Signal, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Registration Plates/Receipt, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st/3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).

Micheal D. Fisher, 39 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), & Probation Violation (Felony Offense).

Larry B. Scott, 31 of Liberty, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st/2nd Degree (drug unspecified), Failure to Appear Citation (Misdemeanor), Failure to Signal, Rear License Not Illuminated, Careless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Insurance, No Registration Receipt, License to be In Possession, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, & DUI-2nd (Aggravated Circumstance).

Erik R. Foster, 38 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI-3rd (Aggravated Circumstance), Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's License, Possession of Controlled Substance-3nd Degree (Amphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

David W. Goodin, 44 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Rape-1st Degree (Domestic Violence).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Mark A. Deel, 38 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell County Sheriff's Office for Menacing, & Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance.

David S. Meyer, 51 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Contempt of Court/Resistance to Order, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

Darriel S. Jamison, age 31, arrested by Danville Police for Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance, & Possession of Controlled Substance (drug unspecified).

Jamison W. Ball, age 18, arrested by Danville Police for Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance, & Possession of Synthetic Drugs.

Sanchez L. Bailey, age 26, arrested by Danville Police for DUI-2nd Offense, Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's License (Aggravated Circumstance), Possession of Synthetic Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot).

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

Shonda L. Falconberry, 36 of Crab Orchard, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Heroin), & Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.

Dallas Worley, 20 of Waynesburg, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Receiving Stolen Property (over $10,000).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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FLOOD WARNING FOR WOLF CREEK DAM FLOODGATE RELEASE

 
The National Weather Service in Louisville has extended the Flood Warning for a Dam Floodgate Release in North central Clinton County, Southwestern Russell County, Southeastern Monroe County & Central Cumberland County until 2:45 PM CST Monday.
 
On Saturday afternoon, Wolf Creek Dam continued to report elevated water release from the dam since the reservoir continues to run high.  This flood gate release, combined with existing high water in the  warning area, has caused flooding along the Cumberland River which  will continue until the release at Wolf Creek Dam ends.
 
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
 

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RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL CALLED MEETING MARCH 4

 
The Russell Springs City Council will have a Special Called Meeting on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7:00amCT at R.S. City Hall.
 
AGENDA
  • MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
  • PURCHASE OF PROPERTY
  • ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting is open to the public.

 

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ADAIR CO. HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE

 

The Columbia-Adair County Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call that came in at 11:50pmCT on Friday night to a large residential fire at 1021 Buel Collins Road at a home owned by Willard Fudge. Upon firefighters arrival, the fire was coming from the roof and the house was a total loss.   
 
16 firemen from the Adair County Fire Dept. were on the scene for almost 4 hours. The Adair County Fire Dept. would like to thank the South Russell and Breeding Fire Departments for their assistance in helping fight this fire.  
 

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CRAPPIE USA TRAVELS TO GREEN RIVER LAKE

 
Louisville, KY – (February 24, 2019) - Crappie anglers from several states will travel to Green River Lake to participate in a two-day Crappie USA (CUSA) Tournament Trail event presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s. Local and traveling anglers will be vying for cash, prizes, and an opportunity to compete at the 2019 CUSA Classic which will feature a guaranteed payout of $125,000 in cash and prizes. 
 
Green River Lake is known for its abundant population of crappie. It is a riverine reservoir with a surface area of 12.8 miles to be combed and fished by crappie anglers. Green River Lake is one of those bodies of water where a variety of methods can be used to catch crappie. Whether you’re are a single pole jigger, spider rigger, or long line troller, you can apply your skills at Green River. Legal size on the lake is 9 inches or more. Make your plans now to sign up and feel the thump.
 
How to Enter 
Teams may consist of one or two anglers, with a third member allowed if the angler is under the age of 16 years old. Early registration can be accomplished on the CUSA website at https://www.crappieusa.com/Tournament_Registration.cfm. Teams may also enter by calling (502) 384-5924 or by entering at the mandatory pre-tournament seminar on the night before the tournament begins. Entry fees vary by length of tournament. All fees are posted on the website linked above. Late entries are subject to a $25.00 late fee.
 
Participating anglers must be a member of the American Crappie Association (ACA). Follow the link below to view the various membership levels. Each membership will include a subscription to the official publication of Crappie USA, one of the top crappie fishing publications in the nation. https://www.crappieusa.com/Membership_Information.cfm. 
 
Registration and Seminar 
Late registration and a pre-tournament seminar will be held the day before the tournament at Adair County High School, 520 Indian Dr., Columbia, KY.
 
Registration begins at 5:00 pm. A National Sponsor Field Test Product Drawing accompanies the seminar starting at 7:00 pm local time. This seminar is open to the public. Those not fishing the event are encouraged to attend this meeting and meet some of the region’s top crappie anglers. 
 
The Weigh-In Site 
The tournament weigh-in will be held at Holmes Bend Marina & Resort Inc., 5380 Holmes Bend Rd., Columbia, KS 42728 beginning at 3:00 pm. This is the perfect opportunity for non-competitors to learn how the big ones are caught. Interviews of the top 5 teams are conducted following the weigh-in.
 
Sponsor and Host Lodging Site
The Columbia-Adair County Tourism Commission welcomes all Crappie USA anglers and their guests to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the local attractions. For more information on the area visit the website at www.tourismcolumbiaky.com or call (888) 837-8012.
 
The number of rooms in the area may be limited. It is recommended that participants make their reservations early.
 
Crappie USA "Free Crappie Kids Rodeo"
A FREE Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held in conjunction with the tournament at the weigh-in site. 
 
Sign up will be Saturday morning at 8:00 am. The Kids Rodeo is from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. The Crappie USA Kids Fishing Rodeo is a chance for children of the area to get out and enjoy nature, do a little fishing and win some prizes. The event is free to all children 12 years of age and under. All participants are eligible for a chance to win one of the six, Crappie USA $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded at the 2019 Cabela's Crappie USA Classic.  An adult must accompany all participating children.
 
Crappie USA and their anglers have contributed $360,000.00 to the "Crappie Kids" Scholarships since 1997. CUSA is very proud to be a part of the education process for the youngsters who participate in the tournaments as adult/youth teams and those who fish in the Crappie USA Kids Fishing Rodeos.
 
The Classic Championship
The CUSA Classic Championship will be held October 23-26, 2019 on Old Hickory Lake, Gallatin, TN. It features a guaranteed payout of $125,000 in cash and prizes. 
 
National Sponsors
National Sponsors of Crappie USA are: Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Mustad Hooks, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Talon, Lake Master Maps, Gamma, B’n’M Poles, Driftmaster Rod Holders, Ego Nets, Xtreme Bait Systems, Cumberland Crappie Double Seats, Brushpile Crappie, Charlie Brewer Slider, Crappie Now Magazine, Church Tackle Co., Jenko Fishing, Big Bite Baits, Lake Cumberland CVB, Crappie Magnet, AWD Baits, EFX Graphics, Fin n’ Frames, Crown Trophy, and JR Madd Breading. 
 
For more information on the Classic and other CUSA events visit the website at http://www.crappieusa.com and the Crappie USA Tournament Trail Facebook Page. 
 

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FRANKLIN CO. MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER

 
(Liberty, KY March 1, 2019) On Thursday, February 28, 2019 38-year-old John Whitaker of Frankfort, KY appeared in Casey Circuit Court answering to charges he received following a fatal collision that occurred July 8, 2017 five miles north of Liberty on US 127. Whitaker entered a guilty plea for Manslaughter 2nd degree, 3 counts of Assault 2nd degree, Assault 4th degree, and DUI 2nd (aggravated circumstance). Whitaker received 20 years; final sentencing is scheduled for May 13th, 2019.  The investigation was led by Trooper Adam Likins with assistance from other accident reconstructionist.

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KY HOUSE PASSES "IN GOD WE TRUST" BILL

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky House has passed a bill requiring public schools to display the national motto, "In God We Trust." 
 
The measure calls for the motto to be displayed prominently in public elementary and second schools beginning in 2019-2020. 
 
The bill now goes to the Senate. 
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 

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


 

 

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RUSSELL/ADAIR CO. ARRESTS 03/01/19

 

 

Russell/Adair County Arrests:

 

  • William Tomblin, 35, Columbia - served a Bench Warrant for court by the Columbia Police Dept. 
  • Christy Farley, 31, Jamestown - arrested Thurs. day Russell County Sheriffs Office for Non-payment of Court Costs
  • Joshua Bowling, 36 Russell Springs - Russell Springs Police Dept. for Driving on a DUI Suspended License; Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 
  • Paul Downs, 32, Russell Springs - arrested by Russell County Sheriffs Office for Contempt of Court
  • Gregory Marshall, 58, Columbia - arrested by the Columbia Police Dept. for Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; Menacing; Public Intoxication (controlled substances excluding alcohol)
  • Gary Runyun, 44, Columbia - arrested by KSP for being a Fugitive
  • Jennifer Burchett, 35, Columbia - served a Bench Warrant for court by the Columbia Police Dept.
  • Shane Mullins, 34, Eubank, KY - arrested by the Jamestown Police Dept. for Trespassing, 3rd degree and for a Parole Violation
  • Brian Stephens, 23, Evarets, KY -  arrested by the R.C. Sheriffs Office for Contempt of Court
  • Terena Lynn Bernard, 42, Russell Springs - arrested by the R.S. Police Dept. for Failure to Appear and Non-payment of Court Costs, Fees or Fines
  • Branden York, 31, Russell Springs - arrested by KSP on a Warrant for  Parole Violation
  • Briann Bottom, 21, R.S. - arrested by the R.S. Police Dept. for No Registration Plates; No Registration Receipt; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs (aggravating circumstances); and Poss of Marijuana
  • Kathryn Hadley, 38, Columbia - arrested by KSP for Probation Violation for a felony offense
  • Dustin Stone, 31, Columbia - arrested Wed. by the Columbia Police Dept. on a warrant for Parole Violation

 

 

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