Local News Archives for 2019-04

ADAIR CO. CHECKPOINT LEADS TO ARREST

 
Columbia, KY (April 30, 2019) - On Sunday, April 28, 2019 at approximately 10:08pmCT, KSP Trooper Allen Shirley was on a Traffic Safety Checkpoint on Liberty Road in Columbia, KY when he made contact with 28-year-old Rachel Gaskins of Columbia, KY who was operating a 2008 Toyota Camry. Gaskins appeared to be under the influence. Following standard field sobriety tests performed by Tpr. Shirley, a vehicle search was conducted resulting in several syringes and suspected heroin being located.
 
Gaskins was arrested and charged with:
  • DUI 1st (aggravating circumstance)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Heroin)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Reckless Driving

 

She was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.  
 
 

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RUSSELL SPRINGS POLICE: RCHS PROM

 

Notice from the Russell Springs Police Department:

 

The 2019 Russell County High School Prom will be held at The Barn at Goose Creek (6863 East Ky 80) on Saturday, May 4, 2019 with the gates opening at 6:00pmCT, according to staff. The Prom will dismiss promptly at 11:00pmCT and students should be clear by approximately 11:30pmCT, according to traffic flow and any unforeseen events. No vehicles will be permitted to remain at The Barn after Prom dismisses. Due to traffic flow being rerouted to KY 80 for ongoing road construction of the 910 parkway interchange, motorists are asked to use caution and expect delays in the area.

 

The After-Prom will be held at the Russell Springs Methodist Church at “The Rock” located at 206 Jamestown Street in Russell Springs, KY with doors opening at 10:00pmCT and dismissal at 1:00amCT. All students are encouraged to attend!

 

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS (Pulaski/Boyle/Lincoln)

 

  • Natalie G. Hettmansperger, 30 of Science Hill, arrested by Science Hill Police for public intoxication (controlled substance), disorderly conduct-2nd degree, assault-3rd degree (police officer), resisting arrest, & promoting contraband-1st degree.
  • William M. Linville, 48 of Eubank, arrested by KSP for rear license not illuminated, failure to wear seat belts, no insurance, DUI, possession of controlled substance-1st degree (methamphetamine), & possession of marijuana.
  • Holland Cundiff Jr., 36 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for fleeing/evading police-2nd degree (motor vehicle), menacing, & resisting arrest.
  • Amy L. Lambert, 39 of Waynesburg, arrested by Somerset Police for non-payment of court costs/fees/fines, possession of controlled substance-1st degree/3rd offense (methamphetamine), bail jumping, promoting contraband, possession of controlled substance-1st degree (drug unspecified), & possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Michael O. Atkerson, age 28, arrested by Junction City Police for disorderly conduct-2nd degree, resisting arrest, & criminal mischief-3rd degree.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Salina M. Smith, 33 of Kings Mountain, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, & resisting arrest.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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CCSO CHECK POINT ARRESTS

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office conducted Traffic Safety Check Points last weekend resulting in two arrests.


Deputy Geoffrey Brown arrested Christopher M. Holt, 42, of Windsor and Mark T. McKinney, 45, of Oklahoma. Holt was charged with DUI, and Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle. McKinney was arrested for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place. Both were lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

 

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RUSSELL CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES 04/29/19

 

A Russell County man was arrested on Monday afternoon on numerous charges.
 
Randall Scott Conner, 44, of Russell Springs, KY was arrested Monday afternoon, April 29, 2019 by KSP and charged with DUI, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, Driving on a DUI Suspended License, & Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in the Motor Vehicle. Conner was lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.

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ADAIR CO. SHERIFF THANKS EVERYONE FOR DRUG TAKE BACK PARTICIPATION

 
The Adair Coubty Sheriffs Office participated in the National Prescription Drug Take back program on Saturday. 
 
The program is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration with a goal of removing opioids and other medicines that are unused from our community’s homes where they are vulnerable to misuse, theft , or abuse by family members and visitors including children and teens.  
 
The Sheriffs Office was set up in the shopping center on Jamestown street from the hours of 10am-2pm.  In 4 hours, over 60lbs of pills were collected.  These pills will be properly destroyed. This will also reduces the risk of ground water pollution as opposed to when they are flushed.  
 
Sheriff Brockman’s office was assisted by members of the Adair County EMS and the Adair County Judge Executive who all came by to help collect and sort the medicines. A huge thank you for their help, and thank you to the community for making the day a success!   

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PULASKI CO. WOMAN ARRESTED IN ADAIR CO. ON DRUG CHARGES

 
A Pulaski County woman has been arrested in Adair County on drug charges.
 
On Friday, April 26, 2019 at 1:00amCT, Adair County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a complaint on Allen Schoolhouse Road. As a result, Tasha Cox of Somerset, KY was arrested on charges of Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  
 
The arrest was made by Chief Deputy Justin Cross and Deputy Chandler Staten of the Adair County Sheriffs Office.
 

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LINCOLN COUNTY FFA SELLING PLANTS

 

Now is the time many home owners are looking to spruce up for spring. 

The Lincoln County FFA started selling plants this weekend at the Lincoln County High School. 

Lindsey Phillips is with the Lincoln County FFA & invites you to stop by for a great selection over the next three weekends...

 

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WEEKEND AREA ARRESTS (Casey/Russell/Pulaski/Boyle/Lincoln)

 

  • Joshua E. Evans, 30 of Hustonville, arrested by Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Pierce for no registration plates/receipt, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, no insurance-2nd offense, & driving on a DUI suspended operator's license-2nd offense.
  • Ethan C. Whited, 28 of Stanford, arrested by Liberty Police Officer Patten for Burglary-2nd Degree.
  • Douglas L. Foster, 36 of Columbia, arrested by Casey County Constable Mondie for public intoxication (controlled substance), flagrant non-support, possession of controlled substance, & possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

 

  • Lemuel H. Burton, 35 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for assault-4th degree (domestic violence), tampering with physical evidence, wanton endangerment-1st degree, possession of firearm by convicted felon, & criminal mischief-3rd degree.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.


Amy N. Creech, 37 of Pine Knot, arrested by Burnside Police for DUI (aggravated circumstance).
Berlin M. Smith Jr., 51 of Antioch, arrested by Burnside Police for speeding (26 mph over limit), reckless driving, failure to wear seat belts, failure to signal, desregarding stop sign, license to be in possession, driving on a suspended/revoked operator's license, DUI (aggravated circumstance), no registration plates/receipt, no insurance, fleeing/evading police-1st degree (motor vehicle) & 2nd degree (on foot), wanton endangerment-1st degree, & warrant for failure to appear.
Christopher A. Foster, 33 of Nancy, arrested by Ky Fish & Wildlife for reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, & failure to wear seat belts.
Ashley J. Vaught, 28 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI.
Christopher C. Price, 33 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for fleeing/evading police-1st degree (motor vehicle) & 2nd degree (on foot), & wanton endangerment-1st degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

 

  • Jeffrey B. Rogers, age 33, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for failure to wear seat belts, possession of controlled substance-1st degree (methamphetamine), & possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Justin M. Russell, age 37, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for driving on a suspended/revoked operator's license, possession of controlled substance-1st degree (methaphetamine), & possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Kayla D. Reardon, age 27, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for possession of marijuana & drug paraphernalia.
  • Taneisha N. Beasley, age 33, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for possession of controlled substance-1st degree (methamphetamine), possession of controlled substance-1st degree (drug unspecified), & possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

 

  • Jason S. Lopez, 41 of Hustonville, arrested by Stanford Police for possession of controlled substance-1st degree (heroin).
  • Freddie McKinney, 43 of Stanford, 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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AREA ARRESTS 04/29/19

 

  • Terry Noe, 31, Columbia - arrested Sunday morning by the ACSO for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Assault, 4th degree (Dating Violence - Minor Injuries); Promoting Contraband, 1st degree; Failure to Appear
  • Kelvin Riley, 53, Columbia - arrested Friday by KSP for Assault, 2nd degree (Domestic Violence)
  • Deus Rwaheru, 33, Bowling Green - arrested Sunday night by the ACSO for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc., 1st offense 
  • Mark Hesselman, 36 - arrested Sunday night by KSP for DUI; No Registration Receipt; No Registration Plates; No Operators-Moped License; Failure of Owner to Maintain Insurance; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Non-Payment of Court Costs, Fees or Fines
  • Rachel Gaskins, 28, of Knifley - arrested Sunday night by KSP for DUI; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Heroin); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Reckless Driving
  • Casey Bartram, 25, Campbellsville - arrested Sunday night by KSP for DUI; Reckless Driving; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; Failure to Wear Seat Belt; Rear License Not Illuminated; No Registration Plates; No Registration Receipt; Failure of Non-Owner Operator to Maintain Insurance
  • Chad Wilkerson, 37, of Whiteland, Indiana - arrested Sunday evening by BPD for Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000
  • Athena Brown, 37, Beachgrove, Indiana - arrested by BPD for Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000; & arrested on Two Fugitive from Another State Warrants

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

 
  • Lemuel H. Burton, 35, Russell Springs - arrested Saturday night by the RSPD for Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence); Tampering with Physical Evidence; Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree; Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; & Criminal Mischief, 3rd degree
  • Jonathan Wray Earl, 32, Albany - arrested Friday evening for Fleeing or Evading Police, 2 counts (Motor Vehicle & on Foot); Driving on a DUI Suspended License; Persistent Felony Offender; Parole Violation (for Felony Offense) 
  • Charelton T. Conner, 44, Campbellsville - arrested Friday for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st offense

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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ADAIR ANNEX CLOSED FOR BERNICE LOY'S FUNERAL

 

Offices in the Adair Annex will be closed on Monday (tomorrow) from 10:45am-12:00pmCT for the funeral of Bernice Loy, mother of Adair County Circuit Clerk Dennis Loy.

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ADAIR CO. GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS 04/26/19

 
An Adair County Grand Jury has returned the following indictments:
 
  • Angela Naomi Robinson, 40, Columbia- Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine);

 

  • Phillip L. Miller, 29, Columbia- Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree (3 counts); Fleeing or Evading Police; Resisting Arrest;  No/Expired Registration Plates; Operating a Vehicle with Expired Operator’s License

 

  • Randy D. Morgan, 26, Columbia - Fleeing/Evading Police; Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree 

 

  • David R. Miller, 48, Columbia & Daniel Cagney Burton, 34, Columbia - Both indicted for Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500 but less than $10,000. According to the indictment Miller & Burton stole a 1962 Dodge log truck from Charles Nathan Burton. Daniel Burton was also indicted for being a Persistent Felony Offender, 2nd degree.

 

  • Derek Otterson, 29, Columbia - Speeding (26mph or more over the limit); Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operator’s License; Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree (Police Officer); Fleeing or Evading Police; Improper Windshield; Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance; Failure to Register the Transfer of a Motor Vehicle; No Tail Lamps

 

  • Joseph W. Trumpis, 41, Columbia - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd or subsequent offense (2 grams or more of Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 3rd or subsequent offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 3rd or subsequent offense (Hydrocodone); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Tampering with Physical Evidence; Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree 

 

  • Amanda M. Northrup, 21, Columbia - Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree (Suboxone); Promoting Contraband, 1st degree 

 

  • Joseph Clark, 20, Columbia - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Fleeing or Evading Police; Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm)

 

  • Samantha G. Glenn, 25, Kingsport, Tennessee - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Public Intoxication; Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm)

 

  • Alexander M. Hamilton, 22, Kingsport, Tennessee - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree; Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm); Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree; Operating a Motor while Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs

 

 
INDICTMENTS ARE LEGAL ACCUSATIONS AND DO NOT DETERMINE GUILT OR INNOCENCE.
 

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ADAIR FISCAL COURT/BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

 
The Adair County Fiscal Court Budget & Personnel Committees will have a joint meeting on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 4:15pmCT at the Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. This meeting will also be considered a Special Called Fiscal Court meeting due to 4 Magistrates and the County Judge Executive being present. This will be a working meeting only and no action will be taken. This meeting is open to the public. 

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RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS 04/26/19

 
Cody James Overby, 26, Jamestown, KY - arrested Thursday afternoon by the RCSO for Rape, 3rd degree; Sodomy, 3rd degree; and 2 counts of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor. Overby lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
Buford Edward Shepherd, 47, Russell Springs was arrested by the RSPD for Burglary, 3rd degree; TBUT $500 or more; Giving Officer False Identifying Information; & 2 counts of Non-Payment of Court Costs, Fees or Fines. He was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
A Russell Co. man was arrested in Casey County this week on drug charges. According to the Casey County Sheriffs Office, 31-year-old Brandon York of Russell Springs was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance, No Registration Plates, and arrested on a Probation Warrant. York lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.
 

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TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECK POINTS FOR PROM WEEKEND

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office will conduct Traffic Safety Check Points this weekend.

Sheriff Chad Weddle...

Officers will be looking for impaired & distracted drivers, along with seat belt and child restraint use.

 

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2 PEOPLE ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN CASEY CO.

 

On Thursday, Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle charged Carolyn Foley, 39, of Liberty with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (meth) and promoting contraband 1st degree after Mrs. Foley was found with drugs inside the jail.


While patrolling on Red Hill Rd, Sheriff Chad Weddle approached two vehicles parked in a field. Brandon S. York, 31, of Russell Springs and Misty Pascoe, 37, of Liberty were arrested on probation warrants. York was also charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense (meth), drug paraphernalia, no insurance, and no registration plates. Pascoe was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense (meth), drug paraphernalia, and trafficking in marijuana 1st offense. Sheriff Weddle later charged York with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense (meth) and promoting contraband 1st degree after drugs were found in his cell.

 

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RECENT ARRESTS (RUSSELL/PULASKI/BOYLE/LINCOLN)

 

  • Cody J. Overby, 26 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell County Sheriff's Office for Sodomy-3rd Degree, Rape-3rd Degree, Unlawful Transaction with a Minor-1st Degree (Illegal Sex Act, victim Under 16), & Unlawful Transaction with a Minor-1st Degree (Illegal Controlled Substance, victim under 18).

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

 

  • Alexander K. Vest, 24 of Nancy, arrested by Ky Fish & Wildlife for Reckless Driving, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, Disorderly Conduct-1st Degree, Assault-3rd Degree (Police Office), Resisting Arrest, Menacing, & Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance.
  • Alyssa J. Raney, 23 of Nancy, arrested by Ky Fish & Wildlife for Disorderly Conduct-1st Degree, Resisting Arrest, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, & Menacing.
  • Nathaniel J. Clark, 35 of Monticello, arrested by Somerset Police for Burglary-2nd Degree, & Theft by Unlawful Taking from Building (under $500).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

 

  • Brigette G. Tecolapa, age 31, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, & No Insurance.
  • Earl W. Moore, age 30, arrested by Danville Police for Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance, Disorderly Conduct-1st Degree, & Resisting Arrest.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

 

  • Chassidy Midkiff, 39 of Stanford, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for DUI, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Inadequate Muffler, & Careless Driving.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.


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

 

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AREA ARRESTS (CASEY/PULASKI/BOYLE/LINCOLN)

 

  • Misty M Pascoe, 37 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Serving Parole Violation Warrant.
  • Brandon S. York, 31 of Russell Springs, arrested by Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Insurance, No Registration Plates, Serving Parole Violation Warrant.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Thelma D. Dykes, 53 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Sharon D. Lenox, 39 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified).
  • Michael T. Davidson, 32 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine/Heroin), & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Carl E. Dowell, 35 of Tateville, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for 2 counts of Burglary-2nd Degree, & Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot).
  • James C. Minnick, 26 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon.
  • Amber L. McGowan, 33 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for No Registration Plates/Reciept, No Insurance, License to be In Possession, Driving on Expired Operator's License, DUI, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Joshua D. Snavely, age 29, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, Assault-4th Degree (child abuse), & Criminal Abuse-1st Degree (victim 12 or under).
  • Amagan J. Coates, age 18, arrested by Danville Police for Unlawful Transaction with a Minor-2nd Degree, & Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (on foot).

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Melissa Pupmphrey, 43 of Hustonville, arrested by KSP for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, & Failure to use Child Restraint Device.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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MARION CO. MAN ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING HIS BROTHER

 
(Marion County, April 24, 2019) On Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at approximately 3:38pmET, Units from KSP Post 15 responded to Finley Ridge Rd in reference to a shooting incident that occurred following an argument between two brothers. When Troopers arrived, 63-year-old Walter Livers of Lebanon, KY stated he had been shot 3 times by his brother, Joseph Livers, age 66 of Lebanon, KY who had fled the scene. Livers was located a short time later by KSP and placed under arrest charging him with Assault 1st degree and Wanton Endangerment 1st degree. He was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. Walter Livers was taken to Springview Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. This incident is under investigation by Trooper Scott Curry.   

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AREA ARRESTS 04/24/19

 
  • Achilles Wayne Carter, 42, Columbia - arrested Wednesday night by the RSPD for Failure to Appear; No Registration Plates; Failure to Maintain Required Insurance; & Driving on a DUI Suspended LIcense.

He was lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.

 

The following individuals were lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail following their arrest:
 
  • Tasha Cox, 37, Somerset - arrested early this morning by the ACSO for Poss of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Heroin)
  • Angela Guerra, 46, Burkesville - arrested overnight by Burkesville Police for DUI; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & Rear License Not Illuminated
  • Brooke Newton, 28, Burkesville - arrested Wednesday for Endangering the Welfare of a Minor
  • Charles J. Thurman, 31, Burkesville - arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office for Criminal Trespassing, 3rd degree

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

The Adair Co. School Board met on Tuesday evening. Jim Leib has details.....

 

 

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R.C. CHAMBER BANQUET AWARDS

 
The Russell County Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held on Tuesday evening, April 23, 2019.
 
The following awards were presented:
 
  • President's Award (Outstanding Business of the Year) - Superior Battery of Jamestown, KY who recently done an expansion that added several new jobs
  • New Business of the Year - Jo'mel Seams Reasonable, Inc. of Jamestown, KY. The plant primarily manufactures zippered smooth-top mattress covers. The business just added 30 new jobs and has gotten a contract to work on mattress covers that prevent bed bugs.
  • Past President's Award - Randy Baird
  • Hall of Fame Award - Sharon Hill with McKinney & Blair insurance. Hill has served as treasurer of the R.C. Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years and just retired from that position.

 

Over $800 was donated to Kevin's Kids at last nights banquet. Steve Branscum accepted the donation on behalf of Kevin Williams who was unable to attend the banquet. Mr. Branscum read a letter from Kevin thanking everyone for their donations. 
 
A wonderful meal prepared by Lake Cumberland State Resort Park was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone in attendance!
 
 

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1 MAN ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING HIS BROTHER

 

A Marion County man has been arrested after shooting his brother following a dispute. 

 

On Tuesday, April 23, 2019 KSP from Post 15 in Columbia were dispatched to the Taylor/Marion County line where Joseph Lambert Livers allegedly shot his brother, Walter Livers, multiple times. Walter Livers was transported to a Louisville hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and Joseph Lambert Livers is charged with Assault,1st degree and Wanton Endangerment.  
 
Kentucky State Police Post 15 says the investigation is continueing.
 

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5 ARRESTED IN METCALFE CO. ON DRUG CHARGES (INCLUDING 2 ADAIR CO. RESIDENTS)

 
Edmonton, Ky. (April 23, 2019) - Kentucky State Police Post 15 assisted the Metcalfe County Sheriffs Department in several joint investigations which led to the Metcalfe County Grand Jury returning sealed indictments. On Monday, April 22, 2019 units arrested Barbara Brown, 68, of Knob Lick; Jeff Basil, 56, of Edmonton; and Dalton Ennis, 63, of Knob Lick, charging them with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Drug Unspecified). Ruby Taylor, 34, and Jeffrey Campbell, 44, both of Columbia, KY were arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Control Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine).  
 
All subjects were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

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RUSSELL CO. INDICTMENTS

 
A Russell County Grand Jury has returned the following indictments:
 
  1. Valerie Crabtree, 23, & Harry Bradfield, 32 of Russell Springs - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Meth); Endangering the welfare of a minor; Unlawful Transaction with a Minor; Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  2. Cody J. Overby, 26, Jamestown - Sodomy, 3rd degree; Rape, 3rd degree; two counts of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor; and being a Persistent Felony Offender
  3. Joshua Keen, 42, Campbellsville - Retaliating Against a Participant in the Legal Process
  4. Timothy Passmore, 39, Liberty - Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500, and being a Persistent Felony Offender
  5. Virginia Adkins, 37, Russell Springs - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Meth); Possession of Marijuana; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  6. Ravin Davis, 24, Jamestown - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Meth), and Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500
  7. Tara Duncan, 20, Liberty, William Luttrell, 22, Liberty, and Sara Maynard, 21, Dunnville - each indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Meth), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  8. Michael S. Moon, 46, McAlester, Oklahoma - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Meth); Possession of Marijuana; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  9. Melanie Burkhart, 49, & Johnathan Davis, 37, of Russell Springs - Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500, and being Persistent Felony Offenders
  10. Davis was also indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Meth); Tampering with Physical Evidence; and being a Persistent Felony Offender

 

INDICTMENTS ARE LEGAL ACCUSATIONS AND DO NOT DETERMINE GUILT OR INNOCENCE.
 

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R.C. MAN ARRESTED TUESDAY

 
  • Coleman Ray Miller, 26, Russell Springs - arrested Tuesday by the RCSO for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place (1st & 2nd Offense)

 

He was lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
 

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RECENT ARRESTS (CASEY/PULASKI/BOYLE/LINCOLN)

 

  • Casey County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard and Deputy Tim Pierce arrested James T. Cox, 23, of Campbellsville on Monday during a traffic stop on East KY 70. Cox was arrested on a Hart County warrant for receiving stolen property over $10,000, criminal mischief 1st degree, and theft by unlawful taking (auto) under $500. Cox was also arrested on a Green County bench warrant for failure to pay court costs, fees, or fines on a charge of drug paraphernalia and a Taylor County warrant for theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) under $500.
  • Other arrests over the last 24 hours...
  • Robert J. Coffman, 34 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

 

  • James C. Minnick, 26 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.
  • Amber L. McGowan, 33 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for No Registration Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, License to be in Possession, Driving on an Expired Operator's License, DUI, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon.
  • Jeremy G. Foster, 36 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), DUI-2nd Offense, & Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

 

  • Buddy Stanley, age 55, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Possession of/Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), No Insurance, No Registration Plates, & Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's License (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • John A Graves II, age 30, arrested by Danville Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Cocaine).

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

 

  • Sara Holt, 25 of Stanford, arrested by Lancaster Police for Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, No Insurance, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.


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

 

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PULASKI COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Pulaski County Fiscal Court met in regular session Tuesday.

Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...

 

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OPIOID CRISIS EVENT IS TONIGHT (TUESDAY)

 

The Community's Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis is this evening (Tuesday). See flyer for details.....

 

 

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NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY IS APRIL 27

 
Columbia, KY (April 23, 2019) - Kentucky State Police Post 15, in Columbia, KY will be participating in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00am-2:00pmCT.
 
The collection point will be located at Kentucky State Police Post 15, located at 1118 Jamestown Street Columbia, KY. All citizens that wish to participate may dispose of their current or outdated unwanted medication either in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual should remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
 
All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
 
Intravenous solutions, injectable medications and syringes will NOT be accepted due to the potential hazard posed by blood borne pathogens. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are NOT part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.
 
At the conclusion of the event, the Kentucky State Police will seal the drug disposal boxes in accordance with agency policy and procedure and store them until turned over to the DEA.
 

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TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECKPOINT STOP IN METCALFE CO. LEADS TO ARREST

 
Edmonton, KY (April 23, 2019) - On Monday, April 22, 2019 at approximately 1:00pmCT, KSP Trooper Allen Shirley was on a Traffic Safety Checkpoint on Greensburg Road when he made contact with 29-year-old Laura Crum of Louisville, KY who was operating a 2006 Dodge Stratus. Crum appeared to be under the influence. Following standard field sobriety tests performed by Trooper Shirley, a vehicle search was conducted resulting in suspected heroine, marijuana, and several prescription pills being located.
 
Crum was arrested and charged with DUI 1st; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Drug Unspecified); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree (Drug unspecified); Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Reckless Driving; & Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (Heroin).
 
Crum was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. 
 

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MOCK ACCIDENT DRILL AT CASEY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

 

Emergency Personnel and First Responders conducting a Mock Accident Drill today at the Casey County Middle/High School grounds.

 

Casey County Sheriff, Chad Weddle...

Sheriff Weddle says his deputies will be out in force this coming Prom Weekend, conducting Traffic Safety Check Points at various locations throughout the county.

 

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3 MEN LODGED IN RUSSELL CO. JAIL FOLLOWING ARREST

 
  • Billey Cox, 49, Louisville - arrested overnight by the RSPD for DUI; No Operators-Moped License; Speeding 26 MPH over the Speed Limit; Giving Officer False Identifying Information; & Contempt of Court (4 counts)
  • Jeremy York, 39, Albany - arrested Monday afternoon for Driving on a D.U.I. Suspended License, 2nd offense, Aggravated Circumstance; Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree (Motor vehicle); Reckless Driving; Speeding 26 MPH over the Speed Limit; Disregarding Stop Sign; Wanton Endangerment, 2nd degree; Persistent Felony Offender; & Probation Violation (for Felony Offense)
  • Justin Dean Stephens, 62, Jamestown - arrested Monday by the JPD on a Fugitive from Another State Warrant and Contempt of Court

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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SOMERSET CITY COUNCIL

 

Jeff Henderson reports from last night's meeting of the Somerset City Council...

 

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ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS (CASEY/PULASKI/BOYLE COUNTIES)

 

  • Kelly E. Allen, 36 of Liberty, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, & Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Ashley D. Phelps, 37 of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for Non-Payment of Fines, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Michelle L. Lour, 50 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Reckless Driving.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Jonathan R. Asbury II, age 22, arrested by Junction City Police for No Insurance, 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree, Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance, & Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.
  • William R. Boggs, age 52, arrested by Junction City Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot).

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

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2 ADAIR CO. RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON COCAINE & METH CHARGES

 
On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Deputy Brandon Hitch and Sheriff Josh Brockman responded to a residence in the Cane Valley Community to investigate a complaint. The investigation resulted in the arrest of 40-year-old Shannon Rogers who was charged with:
 
- Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Cocaine)
- Tampering with Physical Evidence 
- Outstanding Warrant of Arrest 
 
On Thursday, April, 18, 2019 Deputy Derek Padgett conducted a traffic stop in the 900 block of Jamestown Street that resulted in the arrest of 26 year old Majid Aishaheen also known as “Magic" who was arrested on the following charges:
 
- Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine)
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
- Outstanding Adair District Court Warrant of Arrest   
 
Both were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.  The Adair County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation.
 

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RUSSELL-ADAIR AREA ARRESTS 04/22/19

 

  • Brandon W. Irvin, 42, Russell Springs - arrested Sunday night by KSP for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Carrying a Concealed Weapon; Menacing; Resisting Arrest; Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; Criminal Mischief, 3rd degree; Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (excludes alcohol); Tampering with Physical Evidence; & Non-Payment of Fines

 

  • Sarah E. Cox, 38, Russell Springs - arrested Sunday night by KSP for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (excludes alcohol)

 

  • Kelly Jane Brown, 38, Albany - arrested Friday morning & charged with Burglary, 2nd degree

 

  • Jeremy Ball, 38, Jamestown - arrested Thursday by the RCSO for D.U.I.; Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance; & 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree

 

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.
 
 
  • Evans Momanyi, 40, Columbia - arrested Sunday night by KSP for D.U.I.; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; Rear License Not Illuminated; Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle; Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; & Resisting Arrest

 

  • Freddie Tucker, 68, Windsor - arrested Sunday night by Fish & Wildlife for 2 counts of Careless Driving; 2 counts of Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree; Criminal Littering; & Failure to Signal

 

  • Larry Glen Shirley, 52, Columbia - arrested Saturday by KSP for D.U.I., Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle, Failure to Wear Seat Belt, No Registration Receipt, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, and Rear License Not Illuminated

 

  • Andrew Powell, 20, of Campbellsville - arrested on Sunday by KSP for Possession of Marijuana, Speeding 20 mph Over the Limit, and D.U.I.

 

  • Dale Bowling III, 24, of New Madison, Ohio - arrested on Sunday by the ACSO and charged with 4th degree Assault

 

  • James Hatfield, 47, Lawrenceburg - arrested Saturday by the ACSO for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd Offense

 

  • Kenneth W. Harwood, 59, Burkesville - arrested by the BPD for D.U.I., Only One Headlight, and No Registration Plates

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 
 

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REMEMBER RADON ON EARTH DAY - TEST YOUR HOME

 
FRANKFORT, KY. (April 22, 2017) – As part of the Earth Day 2019, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is helping to spread the word about how important the environment is when it comes to your health. DPH is encouraging Kentuckians to learn more about the potential health effects of radon exposure and how to check your home for this potentially dangerous gas.
 
“Since it originated in 1970, Earth Day has served as a platform for education and advocacy efforts in support of a better world, cleaner air, and fresh water. Keeping with the spirit of the observance, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services encourages Kentuckians to learn more about the potential dangers of radon exposure and the various ways environmental factors play a role in one’s health,” said Dr. Jeff Howard, DPH Commissioner.
 
Radon occurs naturally in the environment and can be found in rocks such as granite and limestone. An odorless, colorless, tasteless gas, radon produces radioactive energy when it decays. The odorless gas can enter homes through cracks in walls, floors and foundations. It can also be released from building materials or through water originating from radon-contaminated wells, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Radon levels can be greater in homes and buildings that are well-insulated, tightly sealed or built on soil rich in the radioactive elements uranium, radium and thorium.
 
Many Kentucky counties are in zones predicted to have average indoor radon levels above what is generally considered to be safe (the action level for radon is 4 pico curies per liter of air), yet, fewer than 1 in 10 Kentucky houses has been tested for radon. More information about indoor radon potential across the state is available at Kentucky Envirohealthlink’s Radon in Kentucky interactive web application.
 
“Radon, combined with indoor second-hand smoke, increases chances of lung cancer,” said Rebecca Gillis, director of the Division of Public Health Protection and Safety. “The good news is that radon levels in a home can be dramatically reduced or even eliminated. Free kits are made available through the Kentucky Radon Program.”
 
“All homes should be tested for radon, regardless of geographic location,” said Clay Hardwick, coordinator for Kentucky’s Radon Program. “It doesn’t matter the type of home a person lives in, it is a good idea to test and find out what the radon level is for the home.”
 
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which supports DPH’s Radon Program through a federal grant award, elevated radon levels in the home are a common occurrence. In fact, an estimated 1 in 15 homes in the U.S. have high radon levels.
 
“Because of the ways that radon and tobacco smoke damage the lungs, high radon levels are especially dangerous for people who smoke,” said Benjamin Scott, an epidemiologist with Kentucky EnviroHealthLink, a website designated to exploring how the environment affects health. “Your environment matters, especially in the case of radon. Smokers who live in homes with high radon levels have a risk of lung cancer that’s 10 times higher than nonsmokers who live in homes with high radon levels.”
 
Radon builds up in homes over time and cannot be seen, tasted, or smelled. The only way to know if radon levels are elevated is to test, which is simple to complete and inexpensive. Test kits are available for free through several local health departments throughout the state, as well as through the Kentucky Radon program by calling (502) 564-4856.
 
Homeowners can test their homes with a simple kit and if their home has high radon levels, they can fix it. Radon reduction repairs can be done with the help of a licensed radon mitigation contractor.
 
For more information on radon, radon testing and mitigation or to order a test kit online, simply go to the Cabinet’s website: www.chfs.ky.gov and type “radon” in the “What can we help you find?” toolbar. The CDC also has a radon website at: http://www.cdc.gov/radon.
 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS CASEY/PULASKI/RUSSELL/LINCOLN COUNTIES

 

  • Nickolas T. Carman, 32 of Liberty, arrested by Liberty Police Officer Goodpastor for Disregarding a Stop Sign, Driving on a DUI Suspended License-2nd Offense, & No Registration Plates.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Kimberly L. Canada, 40 of Nancy, arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Emily M. Chandler-Taylor, 42 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substnace-2nd Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Marijuana, DUI, No Insurance, No Registration Plates/Receipt, Serving Parole Violation Warrant.
  • Brian D. Jasper, 44 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), License to be in Possession, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, No Insurance, & No Registration Receipt.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Brandon W. Irvin, 42 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Menacing, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
  • Sarah E. Cox, 38 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance).

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Kevin M. Alcorn, 53 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for DUI.
  • Eddie L. Burnside, 65 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, & Disorderly Conduct.
  • Richard E. Arnold, 48 of Paint Lick, 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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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING CHANGED OF APRIL 23RD

 

The Regular Adair County School Board Meeting that is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2019 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Adair County Board of Education Conference Room. This meeting is considered a Special Regular School Board Meeting due to the change in date.  

 
The public is invited to attend.
 
 
AGENDA                             
 **Meeting called to order**
***A student representative from each school building will open the meeting with the 
      Pledge of Allegiance***
  
  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 OUT-OF-STATE TRIP BY ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 
        ACADEMIC TEAM TO AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS
  7.   APPROVAL TO SUBMIT A WAIVER TO KDE FOR SHORTENED SCHOOL DAY FOR
        STUDENT
  8.   APPROVAL OF SENIOR PORTRAIT BIDS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
  9.   APPROVAL FOR ADAIR COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL FOOD
        SERVICE DEPARTMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM
10.   APPROVAL OF AUDIT CONTRACT FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR 
11.   APPROVAL OF ACTIVITY BUDGETS FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
12.   APPROVAL TO ACCEPT THE FY 2019 2ND KETS OFFER OF ASSISTANCE IN THE 
        AMOUNT OF $16,681.00 AND TO ESCROW FOR UP TO THREE (3) YEARS      
13.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION 
 _________________________________________________________
 
REGULAR AGENDA  
14.   SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT    
15.   PUBLIC COMMENTS
16.   APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Renae Smith 
17.   BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS UPDATE – David Jones
18.   APPROVAL OF OUT-OF-STATE TRIP AND REQUEST FOR TRANSPORTATION
        COST BY ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL HOSA TEAM TO ORLANDO, 
        FLORIDA – Jennifer Carter 
19.   APPROVAL OF HEALTHY KIDS CLINIC CONTRACT FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL 
        YEAR – Robbie Harmon 
20.   APPROVAL OF BG-5 ON ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL RE-ROOF PROJECT
21.   APPROVAL OF VETERINARY SERVICES FOR K-9 ANNIE 
22.   ADJOURNMENT
 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN INDICTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES

 

A Taylor County man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green on charges related to child pornography.

 

55-year-old James Wolfe of Campbellsville, KY is charged with accessing and possessing child pornography. The charges are related to alleged offenses committed in May, 2018.

 

Wolfe, who is lodged in the Oldham County Detention Center, faces 5-10 years in prison if convicted.

 

 

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PULASKI CO. P.R.I.D.E. CLEAN-UP

 

The Pulaski County P.R.I.D.E. "Clean Sweep" clean-up took place this week.

 

Jeff Henderson reports, it was a great turn-out...

 

 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT CALLED MEETING RECAP

 

The Adair County Fiscal Court held a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Jim Leib has details....

 

 

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ARRESTS 04/19/19

 
  • Majid F. Alshaheen, 26, Columbia - arrested Thursday afternoon for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Prescription Controlled Substance Not In Proper Container; & served a Bench Warrant for Court. Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.

 

  • Vincent James Bach, 32, Columbia - arrested early this morning (Friday) by the Jamestown Police Dept. for Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; served 3 Bench Warrants for Court

 

  • Dakota Peterson, 20, Russell Springs - arrested on Thursday evening by the RCSO for Assault, 4th degree (domestic violence)

 

  • Terry Noe, 31, Columbia - arrested Thursday by the ACSO for Pubic Intoxication of a Controlled Substance; Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place (1st & 2nd offense). Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.

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BOYLE/PULASKI ARRESTS 4/19/19

 

Arrests over the last 24 hours...

 

Gregory T. Suttle, 46 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for DUI-2nd Offense, No Registration Plates/Receipt, Improper Display of Registration Plates, & Failure to Wear Seat Belts.

Brian L. Mayfield, 47 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

David M. Young, 24 of Somerset, & Sarah M. Wilson, 54 of Ogden, UT, both arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Burglary-1st Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $10,000), Theft of a Firearm, & Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Zachary D. Boatley, age 26, arrested by Danville Police for Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Menacing, Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer), Criminal Mischief-1st Degree, & Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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ARRESTS 04/18/19

 
  • Justin M. Weddle, 33, Russell Springs - arrested on Wednesday by the RCSO for Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree - lodged in the Russell Co. Jail
  • Trevor Piercy, 18, Columbia - arrested Wedneday night by KSP for Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence) - lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
  • Paul Rondel Rose, 46, Somerset - arrested Wednesday night by the CCSO and charged with Manslaughter, 2nd degree - lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
  • Chris D. Cundiff, 38, Dunnville - arrested by CCSO this morning (Thursday) for Cultivating Marijuana (5 plants or more) - lodged in the Adair Co. Jail
     

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TAYLOR CO. MAN CHARGED WITH CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OFFENSES

 
Campbellsville, Ky. (April 18, 2019) - On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested William C. Edwards, 29, on charges related to possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.
 
Edwards was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect possessing files of child sexual exploitation online. 
 
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Campbellsville on April 17, 2019. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
 
Edwards is currently charged with forty counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor 1st offense. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. He was lodged in the Taylor County Jail.

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT CALLED MEETING APRIL 18

 
The Adair County Fiscal Court will have a Special Called Meeting this afternoon (Thursday) at 4:00pmCT at the Adair Annex basement meeting room.
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
 
AGENDA                                 
  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  2. OPEN BIDS FOR FORD F-150 FOR SHERIFF OFFICE
  3. AWARD BIDS FOR SHERIFF OFFICE VEHICLES
  4. FARMER’S MARKET REQUEST TO USE RESTROOMS AND DUMPSTER
  5. HIRE RECYCLING EMPLOYEE
  6. SET ADDITIONAL REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING DATES
  7. AAA-PERMISSION TO RUN CAMERA ON OUR INTERNET
  8. PERMISSON FOR SHERIFF DEPT. TO PUT AN AWNING AT ROAD DEPT. SITE OFF N. 55
  9. ADJOURN  

 

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CASEY COUNTY ARRESTS 4-18-19

 

  • Tabitha T. Edwards, 21 of Liberty, KY arrested by Sheriff Chad Weddle for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Ronnie S. Means, 40  of Bethelridge, KY arrested by Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Brown for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Gary T. Grider, 40 of Liberty, KY arrested by Sheriff Chad Weddle for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine).
  • Kari T. Hogue, 33 of Liberty, KY arrested by Casey County Deputy Brown for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/3rd Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Giving an Officer False ID.

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Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

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CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL CONDUCT TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECK POINTS

 

The Casey County Sheriff's Office will be conducting Traffic Safety Check Points in various locations through out the county. Sheriff Chad Weddle says his Deputies will be checking for impaired & distracted drivers, as well as seat belt and child safety restraint use.

 

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CASEY CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 

The Liberty Water Department has issued a Boil Water Advisory for all of Connor Street.

 

Boil any water used for human consumption, bringing it to a rolling boil for at least 3 minutes, and boil water for short term use only. This advisory is for Connor Street in Liberty, KY and is in effect until further notice.

 

If you have any questions, contact your water provider.

 

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CASEY CO. WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER HITTING FENCE AT TARTER GATE

 

A Liberty woman was arrested Wednesday morning after her car struck a fence at Tarter Gate #2 in Dunnville.

 

Casey County Sheriff, Chad Weddle, responded to the call around 8:30am. Upon arrival, he found 25 year old Courtney Harmon sleeping in the driver's seat of a 1999 Honda CRV with the keys in the ignition. Harmon failed a field sobriety test. 

 

She was charged with DUI and lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

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POWER OUTAGE IN R.C. THIS MORNING 04/18/19

 
No power in Jamestown and other parts of Russell County this morning due to a Kentucky Utilities main transformer being down. Power has now been restored. The cause is unknown at this time.
 
 
 

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LINCOLN CO. MAN KILLED IN 1-VEHICLE CRASH IN RUSSELL CO.

 
Russell Springs, Ky. (April 17, 2019) – Trooper Jonathan Carlock is investigating a single vehicle fatal collision that occurred Tuesday morning, April 16, 2019 at approximately 9:41amCT 5 miles north of Russell Springs on US 127. Walter R. Parsons, 59, of Stanford, KY was operating a northbound 2013 Nissan Juke when he dropped off the shoulder of the roadway, overcorrected, struck an embankment, and overturned several times. Parsons was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to the Russell County Hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. 
 
Trooper Carlock was assisted at the scene by Trooper Martin Wesley, Russell County EMS, and the Russell County Sheriff’s Department.
 

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CUTTHROAT TROUT RELEASED INTO CUMBERLAND RIVER

 
BURKESVILLE, KY. (AP) - The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has introduced 38,000 cutthroat trout into the Cumberland River, the first time the fish has been stocked in Kentucky.
 
The agency says the fish came from a hatchery in Arkansas, at no cost.
 
Crews with state Fish and Wildlife stocked 5,100 trout at Bakerton, 21,600 at Burkesville and 11,300 at the Kentucky 61 bridge, just downstream from Burkesville. The fish averaged just over 6 inches long.The cutthroat trout have similar regulations as brown trout in the Cumberland River: a one-fish daily creel limit and a 20-inch minimum size limit.
 
Dave Dreves, assistant director of fisheries for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, says the fish came from Norfork National Fish Hatchery in Arkansas.
 

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2 YEAR OLD ADAIR CO. TODDLER SHOT

 

A 2-year-old Adair County toddler has been shot in the head by a loaded gun that he found outside a home in Columbia, KY.
 
The Adair County Sheriff’s Office says the toddler is in stable condition at Norton's Childrens Hospital in Louisville. Reportedly, the 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old boy found the gun Sunday in an unlocked truck near the home. The gun “discharged by accident” and shot the toddler. 
 
No further information is available at this time. The Adair Co. Sheriff's Office & Child Protective Services are investigating.
 

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2 ADAIR CO. RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
Lewis T. Bardin, 38, of Columbia, KY was arrested in Russell County on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine). Bardin was lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
 
Shannon Rodgers, 41, of Columbia, KY was arrested on Tuesday afternoon for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Cocaine); Tampering with Physical Evidence; & served a Bench Warrant for Court. Rodgers was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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AREA ARRESTS (CASEY/PULASKI/BOYLE COUNTIES)

 

On Sunday, Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Tim Pierce arrested Clayton R. Harris, 48, of Dunnville. Harris was arrested during a traffic stop on S US 127 for speeding. He was also charged with DUI, & driving on suspended or revoked operators license. Harris was also arrested on a Casey County warrant for theft by deception- including cold checks under $500 and a Russell County warrant for contempt of court on charges of alcohol intoxication in public place, resident fishing without a license/permit, and driving without license/negligence in accident.

 

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

Other arrests over the last 24 hours...

Steven C. Thompson, 28 of Science Hill, arrested by KSP, serving a warrant for Parole Violation, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Marijuana & Synthetic Drugs, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Courtney R. Drury, 27 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Marijuana & Synthetic Drugs, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

Richard E. Johnson, age 46, arrested by Danville Police for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Tampering with Physical Evidence.

 

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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CUMBERLAND CO. MAN CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT

 

(Cumberland County, KY April 16, 2019  On Sunday, April 14, 2019 around 9:00PM CST, Kentucky State Police, Post 15 received a third party call reporting 49 year old, Tommy Thrasher of Burkesville was holding his wife and daughter hostage, refusing to let them leave.  Upon units arrival Stacy Thrasher and her juvenile daughter were able to safely exit the residence and taken to a safe location.  On Monday, April 15, 2019 at approximately 1:26PM CST, Trooper Allen Shirley arrested Tommy Thrasher one mile north of Burkesville on Scotts Ferry Rd and charged him with Unlawful imprisonment 1st degree, terroristic threatening 3rd degree, and menacing. Thrasher was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

 

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ACHS BAND WINS AWARD; FREE CONCERT APRIL 20

 
The Adair County High School Marching Band has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Sudler Shield Award from the John Philip Sousa Foundation. 
 
In celebration of the Sudler Shield Award, there will be an awards presentation and concert, featuring guest conductor W. Dale Warren, with the Adair County High School Band on Saturday, April 20, 2019 beginning at 6:00pmCT at Adair County Middle School. Band members will be recognized, along with directors and staff members. All community members, boosters, alumni, sponsors, friends, and family are invited to attend. Admission is free.
 
To receive this award is an honor; one that represents the rich tradition of excellence upon which the Adair County Band program continues to build upon. In October, the band won its 23rd State Marching Band Championship, which is the all-time record for most state championships of any band since the KMEA State Marching Band Championships began. Then, in March, the Adair County Concert Band earned straight Distinguished ratings at the KMEA Concert Band Assessment Event.
 
The purpose of this award is to establish and support international standards of excellence in musical performance, marching execution, choreography, and show design for high school, youth, or international marching bands and to identify, recognize, and honor outstanding high school, youth, and international marching bands who are at a world class level of excellence.
 

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ARRESTS 04/16/19

 
  • James W. Brown, 33, Russell Springs - arrested early this morning (Tuesday) by the ACSO for TBUT (Shoplifting under $500); & served 2 Bench Warrants for Court
  • Tommy Thrasher, 49, Burkesville - arrested Monday afternon by KSP for Unlawful Imprisonment, Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree; & Menacing

 

Both lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP 04/16/19

 

The Russell County School Board met on Monday evening, April 15, 2019. Jim Leib has details......

 

 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT AWARDED $540,000 IN DISCRETIONARY FUNDS FOR CRITICAL ROAD IMPROVEMENT

 

SOMERSET, Ky. (April 15, 2019) – During Monday’s Casey County Fiscal Court meeting, a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid official announced $540,000 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on five roads. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. The half a million dollar investment supports Governor Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

 

“The Bevin Administration continues to focus on taking care of what we have at both the state and local level to address critical infrastructure needs that improve safety and support job creation and retention,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “This funding builds upon existing transportation investments and allows the Cabinet to collaborate with local governments to identify projects that will have large impacts to communities.”

 

Casey County Judge-Executive Randy Dial identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county.   

 

“I would like to thank Governor Matt Bevin, Secretary Greg Thomas, and Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II for the approval of these requests through the governor’s discretionary fund,” said Judge-Executive Dial. “These funds will help tremendously in our efforts to make our county roads safer for the traveling public. I appreciate the Bevin administration’s commitment to work with local officials across the Commonwealth to address our infrastructure needs.”

 

Projects submitted to the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid for discretionary fund consideration were evaluated by KYTC district staff to assess the condition of roads and determine the most critical needs based on factors such as safety, economic impact, and traffic volumes.

 

“After a very wet winter, many Casey County roads are in need of resurfacing,” said Sen. Jimmy Higdon. “This $540,000 in discretionary funding will be a big help to many in Casey County. Thanks to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Governor Bevin for hearing our request for additional funding.”

 

The roads set to be addressed are used by many Amish businesses, as well as school buses carrying children to and from school.

 

Rep. Daniel Elliot also expressed his gratitude for the vital resurfacing work.

 

“I’m grateful to the Governor for his approval of these needed discretionary funds for Casey County,” said Rep. Elliot. “I will continue to work with both state and local elected officials to ensure that Casey County is able to meet the transportation needs of its citizens.”

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the county for the projects.

 

Resurfacing work will address:

 

  •          Lower Brush Creek Road (County Road 1254) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 2.02
  •          Lower Brush Creek Road (County Road 1254) from milepoint 2.02 to milepoint 3.80
  •          Oak Hill Road (County Road 1116) from milepoint 1.62 to milepoint 3.49
  •          Nubbin Ridge Road (County Road 1227) from milepoint 1.35 to milepoint 2.54
  •          Doe Creek Road (County Road 1046) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 1.72
  •          Lower Green Pond Road (County Road 1150) milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 0.85

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT 4/16/19

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session yesterday.

Miss Jill Horn with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet addressed the court on behalf of Commissioner of Rural Roads, Grey Tomlin, to announce the award of over a half million dollars in discretionary funds for county road work...

Casey County Judge Executive, Randy Dial, was greatly appreciative...

Chuck Dorman, Assistant Director of the Casey County Rescue Squad, addressed the court, announcing a grant to be used for purchase of swift water rescue equipment...

Under road business, Judge Executive Randy Dial addressed the magistrates concerning the County Road Aid Cooperative Agreement...

That resolution was approved.

Judge Dial also gave the court and update on the 911 tower project...

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court is scheduled for May 6th.

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AREA ARRESTS 04/15/19

 
A Russell County woman was arrested over the weekend on alcohol related charges.
 
  • Christy M. Farley, 31, Jamestown - arrested Saturday night by the RCSO for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place; Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; & served a Bench Warrant for Court. Farley was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

The following individuals were arrested & lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail:
 
  • Daniel L. Cramer, 46, Columbia - arrested Friday night by the ACSO for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Michael Corbin, 42, Columbia - arrested Friday afternoon by the ACSO for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Drug Unspecified)
  • Angel N. Dailey, 22, Monticello - arrested overnight by KSP for Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; DUI; Rear License Not Illuminated; & Failure to Signal
  • Anthony Byers, 35, Albany - arrested Saturday night by the CCSO for Speeding; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (Methamphetamine); & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Autumn Thompson, 28, Burkesville - arrested Friday night by the CCSO for Speeding 20 MPH Over the limit; Speeding 26 MPH or more over Speed Limit; Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree; Wanton Endangerment,1st degree; & Reckless Driving

 

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ADAIR CO. INDICTMENTS 04/15/19

 

An Adair County Grand Jury has returned numerous indictments:

 

  • James Timothy Cook, 59, Columbia - Trafficking in Marijuana, 8 ounces or more, 2nd or subsequent offense (Firearms Enhanced); Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon; & Possession of a Defaced Firearm
  • Jeffrey D. Bryant, 60, Dunnville - Poss of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (Methamphetamine); Operating a Motor Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc.; Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle; & Failure to Wear Seatbelt
  • Richard Alan Bernard (aka Richie Bernard), 40, Columbia - Theft by Unlawful Taking $500 or more; & Persistent Felony Offnder, 1st degree
  • Marsh R. England, 41, Columbia - Rape, 1st degree; & Unlawful Transaction with a Minor, 3rd degree (2 counts)
  • Derek Brown, 29, - Bail Jumping, 1st degree; Persistent Felony Offender
  • Brittany L. Meece, 28, Dunnville - Bail Jumping, 1st degree
  • Khalid Alshaheen, 24, Columbia - Bail Jumping, 1st degree
  • Jamie L. Scarborough, 31, Columbia - Bail Jumping, 1st degree; Persisten Felony Offender, 1st degree
  • Terry Lynn Noe, 31, Columbia - Promoting Contraband, 1st degree; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphenalia; Assault, 4th degree
  • Jimmy D. Robbins, 36, Liberty - Operating a Motor Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc. (aggravating circumstance) 4th or subsequent offense; Persistent Felony Offender; Operating a Vehicle on a Suspended Operator's License; & Reckless Driving
  • Ashley Ashbrook (aka Ashley Allen), 39, Campbellsville - Promoting Contraband, 1st degree; Persistent Felony Offender; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Morphine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; Resisting Arrest; Giving Officer False identifying Information; & Criminal Trespassing, 3rd degree
  • Bobby J. Lynn, 31, Russell Springs - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd or subsequent offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Contolled Substance, 1st degree, 3rd or subsequent offense (Oxycodone); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree (Buprenorphine); Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Operating a Motor Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc.; Failure to Wear Seatbelt; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; & Speeding 20 MPH Over the Limit
  • William Earl Miller, 49, Russell Springs - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon; Tampering with Physical Evidence; & Operating a Motor Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc.
  • Jennifer Ellen Polston, 48, Columbia - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Jeremy D. Whittle, 28, Columbia - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (Methamphetamine); & Possession of Marijuana
  • Christopher P. Carson, 35, Columbia - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (2 or more grams of Methamphetamine) (Firearms Enhanced)
  • Jonathan Terry Hadley, 36, Columbia - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

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

 

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SOUTH KY RECC OUTAGE UPDATE

 
South Kentucky RECC crews began working on the numerous outages caused by the wind at 6 a.m. Sunday (April 14) morning. 
 
At peak, the co-op had about 2,400 members without power from high winds and falling trees. The majority of the outages were in Pulaski County, but SKRECC V-P of Engineering Kevin Newton says there were restoration efforts across the system. 
 
“The outages were widespread across our entire system, but most were located in Pulaski County. Crews began working from early Sunday morning, and we called in contract crews to assist, as well.  SKRECC is still working cleanup on about 19 outages affecting about 73 members. “Every time we would get some members restored, we would have several more outages reported, due to falling tree limbs on lines. In all, we ended up with about 20 broken poles, and those slow restoration efforts.”
 
South Kentucky RECC CEO Dennis Holt says he is appreciative of the effort of the SKRECC employees that worked and for the assistance that was provided from contractors. “South Kentucky RECC has some of the best employees. They worked in extremely difficult conditions, away from their families, to restore electric to our members. We appreciate their dedication to our membership. We also want to thank the contract crews that came in to provide assistance.”
 
Holt and Newton both say that they are grateful for the patience, kindness and understanding shown to the co-op by the membership during the outage event. Newton adds that if anyone knows of any issues with trees or tree limbs, they should contact their local office and let them know so SKRECC can take care of it. 
 

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2 ADAIR COUNTIANS & A GREEN CO. MAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGES

 
According to the Adair County Sheriff's Office, on Thursday, April 11, 2019 Deputy Josh Durbin and Sheriff Josh Brockman conducted a traffic stop on a 2018 black Chevrolet SUV about 4 miles east of Columbia on KY 80. During the stop, probable cause was found for officers to believe there were controlled substances in the vehicle, but the owner would not consent to a search of his auto. Deputy Durban deployed his K-9 Nitro and a positive hit indicator was given on a particular area of the vehicle. A search of that area resulted in a quantity of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a pistol being located.  Dustin Shofner, 31, of Greensburg, KY was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Jail on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs.
 
 
On Friday, April 12, 2019 Adair Co. Deputies Justin Cross and Chandler Staten responded to an area off Cedar Street after receiving multiple drug activity complaints. The deputies located Daniel Cramer, 45, and Micheal Corbin, 36, both of Columbia, KY.  Both individuals were found to be in possession of methamphetamine and were placed into custody. They were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine) and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING APRIL 15

 
The Russell County School Board will meet on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 6:00pmCT at Salem Elementary School.
 
AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. Presentation by Salem Elementary School
5. Recognition: Russell County Education Association (RCEA) Teacher of the Month: Kim Weston
6. Campbellsville University 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients: Rebecca Skaggs (Elementary) Travis Miller (Middle) Greg Allen (High School)
7. Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center-Proposed Utilities Change Orders
8. Lake Cumberland Regional College and Workforce Center-Proposed Waterline Relocation
9. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes
B. Payment of Bills
C. Construction Funds
D. School Activity Fund Reports
E. Financial Report
F. Field Trips
10. 2019-2020 District Staffing and SBDM Allocation Policy
11. FY-20 Salary & Extra Service Salary Schedules
12. Capital Funds Request
13. Auditor Proposals
14. Revised Job Descriptions
15. Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. School Based Satellite Clinic Agreement (Healthy Kids Clinic)
16. Updated Certified Evaluation Plan
17. Out of State and/or Over Night Trips
18. Public Comment
19. Personnel Reports
20. Adjournment
 

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STORM DAMAGES COTTAGE AT LAKE CUMBERLAND STATE PARK; 6 OCCUPANTS ESCAPE! 

 
JAMESTOWN, KY (April 14, 2019) - In the early morning hours on Sunday, April 14, 2019 a storm knocked a tree down and the tree fell onto a cabin at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown, KY. Six guests were staying in the cabin, and luckily all six made it out. Emergency medical crews, Kentucky State Police and park staff responded quickly to the incident.
 
Authorities are still gathering information on this incident. According to a statement from Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, the safety of their guests remains their top priority.
 

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ADAIR CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. HAS NEW EMPLOYEE... K-9 "NITRO"

 
The Adair County Sheriff's Office is pleased to introduce its newest member of the team, K-9 "Nitro", a 1½ year old Belgian Malinois who has received his certification in narcotics detection of 5 controlled substances including: methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana. Nitro is also certified in human tracking, whether it be criminal or a missing/lost person. He will be handled and live with Adair Co. Deputy Josh Durbin, a 3½ year veteran of the office. Deputy Durbin has met all the qualifications and has received his certification as a K-9 handler. 
 
Nitro was purchased from Alpha Canines LLC, a Kentucky based kennel who specializes in law-enforcement dogs. The purchase of this dog was made possible by the support of the community in the form of donations. A list will be provided soon. 
 
According to Adair Co. Sheriff Josh Brockman, they're excited to get this program started and believes it will be beneficial in combating the drug problem in the county. Brockman goes on to say they know it will not stop the problem, but anything that helps them remove any narcotics from the community is one less opportunity that they'll fall into to the hands of our loved ones.
 

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ADAIR CO. WOMAN INDICTED BY GREEN CO. GRAND JURY ON DRUG CHARGES

 
Mercedes Luttrell of Columbia, KY was indicted last week for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Giving Officer False Identifying Information. 
 
An indictment is a legal accusation and does not determine guilt or innocence.

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SEARCH OF CLINTON CO. RESIDENCE LEADS TO ARREST

 
Albany, Ky. (April 12, 2018) - On Thursday, April 11, 2019 KSP Trooper Jordan Carter received information about a subject trafficking methamphetamine out of a residence on KY 1576, 4 miles west of Albany. Tpr. Carter and Clinton County Deputy Chris McGuffin went to the residence and made contact with 33-year-old Sharla Brown of Albany, KY. Consent to search the residence was given resulting in units locating glass bongs, digital scales, several small clear baggies & methamphetamine. 
 
Brown was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (2 or more grams of methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Controlled Substance Endangerment to a Child, 4th degree. Brown was lodged in the Clinton County Jail.
 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Brian Padgett, 37, Liberty, KY arrested by Liberty Police Officer Smith for Menacing, Improper Registration Plate, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia
  • Kyndra S. Cochran, 22 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Constable Mondie for Speeding (13 mph over limit), Improper Registration Plate, No Insurance, & Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's License

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Karl J. Caldwell, 35, Stanford, KY arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon, Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Susan Mills, 52, Russell Springs, KY arrested by KSP for Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Meth), Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Allen D. Moore, 40, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Reckless Driving, Improper Passing, & Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's License-2nd Offense

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON SEX ABUSE CHARGES

 
Subsequent to a complaint of alleged sexual abuse, an investigation ensued which led to the arrest of 42-year-old Samuel Montgomery of Campbellsville. Montgomery was charged with 3 counts of Sexual Abuse, 1st degree. He was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center. The arrest was made on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:00amCT by Greensburg Police Officer Todd Rogers, who was assisted by KSP Trooper Charles Hedgespeth.
 

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APRIL, 2019 ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 

The Adair County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Jim Leib has details.....

 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS THE LAST 24HRS 4/11/19

 

  • Richard T. Jones, 48, of Lexington, KY arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Robert D. Martin, 51, of Science Hill, KY arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine)

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Heidi Hileman, 65, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Resisting Arrest.
  • Nancy R. Peyton, age 33, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Heroin), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

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

 

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 11

 
The Russell Springs City Council will meet Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:00pmCT.
 
AGENDA
PRAYER
I. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
II. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES
III. ACCEPTANCE OF CASH DISBURSEMENTS & FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
IV. OLD BUSINESS
V. NEW BUSINESS
a) KEVIN'S KIDS
b) DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAX PUBLICATION NOTICE
c) RURAL ROAD AID AGREEMENT
d) ADOPTION OF ROAD INTO CITY ROAD SYSTEM
ADJOURNMENT
 

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AREA ARRESTS 04/11/19

 
  • Alex Daniel Kemp, 20, Russell Springs - arrested on Wednesday by the RCSO for Assault, 4th degree (domestic violence); & Resisting Arrest 
  • Jimmie Crabtree, 69, Russell Springs - arrested on Wednesday afternoon by the RSPD for Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence); & Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place (1st & 2nd offense)

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center
 
  • Dustin Shofner, 31, Greensburg - arrested by the ACSO on Thursday morning for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); DUI; Improperly on Left Side of Road; Reckless Driving; Drug Paraphernalia - Advertisement; & No Operator's License
  • Larry Bryant, 40, Liberty - arrested on Wednesday afternoon by CCSO for Driving on a DUI Suspended License; & Rear License Not Illuminated 
  • Mario Diaz, 24, Russell Springs - arrested on Wednesday morning by the ACSO for DUI

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT LOCAL FAMILY KICKS OFF

 
Toddler Bella Streeval and family continue to battle her severe seizures. 2-year-old Bella has the most beautiful, long, brown hair. When down and sweetly flowing, it is a mix of little girl curls and ringlets. So thick and full one would never see the cochlear implant on each ear unless already aware of them. But the implants for this child are only a small piece to a much bigger story.   
 
Bella was born with numerous medical conditions. Her parents, Keith and Sarah Streeval, have weathered turbulent moments before with their loving girl but always worked diligently to meet each new need Bella developed. A perfect example is when Bella was only 6-months-old. Her doctors determined she was deaf in one ear and almost completely deaf in the other. Sarah immediately began researching any help available to rural Kentucky counties. She was determined to not only aid her own child but help other deaf children and adults in the area. Unsatisfied with the status quo, she dug deeper and found a way to secure a sign language teacher who taught a series of classes to anyone interested in participating. A proven “helper” by nature.
 
When they thought they were prepared to take on whatever Bella’s next new phase would be, the family was sucker punched with possibly the hardest part of their journey thus far. Earlier this year Bella began to experience seizures. Some episodes were so severe the strongest medications did little to help. Doctors were unable to control the numerous types she continued to have, so it was decided the best route would be surgery. On March 29th, a Vagal Nerve Stimulator was implanted with the hope of slowing her drug-resistant epilepsy.
 
Bella showed improvement during the first few days of healing and the family was thrilled at the thought of once again being together and at home. Unfortunately, the seizures recently returned and words like “grand mal”, “rescue meds”, and “PICU” have again become part of everyday language. 
 
It’s been 27 days (March 15th) since Bella was admitted to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville. Sarah, a self-employed counselor, has not left her daughter’s side. Keith, an employee at the Adair Youth Development Center, has used all the time off available to him to be with his baby girl and now the realization of “life goes on” pierces the heart. The demanding constants in life, such as monthly bills and necessities, don’t stop due to a sick child. It’s only due to the generosity of others that Keith is able to stay with his family through the ordeal.
 
The Streeval’s situation is a perfect reminder that there is true beauty living in a small town. Neighbor helps neighbor. Adair County has witnessed so many of our youngest fight astonishing battles, yet proving giants are beaten when one small community comes together with prayer, financial support, and volunteering.     
 
Bella has an infectious smile, one we must see returned to light up our tiny town. Her parents have never and will never give up. A family is stronger together and right now financial needs are preventing that reunion. The Streevals desperately need to surround Bella and build strength with each other to overcome repeating seizures, continuous days in a hospital room, and the potential for a more invasive surgery which doctors have held back as a sort of last ditch effort.
 
Besides her parents, Bella has a large extended family, including proud grandparents Barney and Doris Janes and Jeff and Dorinda Streeval.
 
There are several ways to show your support for this precious family:
 
• Monetary donations can be dropped off at any Columbia First & Farmers National Bank.
• Visit the Go Fund Me page set up for quick & easy giving: 
GoFundMe.com under “Support for Bella and Family Expenses” 
• Mail a card or donation to: The Streeval Fund, P.O. Box 1312, Columbia, KY 42728 (checks should be made out to Keith or Sarah Streeval)
 
For questions or general information, please contact Tiffany Kessler at 270-250-3778.
 

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FRAUDULENT MEDICAL BILLING SCAMS TARGETING KENTUCKIANS

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 9, 2019) – Following reports from Kentuckians, Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a scam alert to warn of medical billing scams targeting families.
 
Louisville residents have reported a suspicious van driving around paying Medicaid participants $20 for a DNA sample and health insurance information, while other senior Kentuckians are receiving calls offering medical devices through Medicare. One Warren County senior reported $1,300 in medical bills for back braces that were not medically necessary. 
 
Beshear said in both scenarios scammers try to steal the victim’s insurance and personal information in order to receive reimbursement for services or medical devices that were not provided or medically necessary.
 
“Scammers are exploiting Kentuckians’ medical needs in an attempt to take in illegal profits,” said Beshear. “Kentuckians should rely on the advice of their primary care physicians – not someone who is calling them by phone or driving by in an unmarked vehicle.”
 
Beshear’s office has recently received complaints related to medical scams in Ballard, Breckinridge, Clark, Fayette, Hardin, Jefferson, Jessamine, Lee, Letcher, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Perry, Pulaski, Shelby, and Warren counties. 
Kentuckians who may have provided their Medicaid information to a suspicious person or company are encouraged to call the Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Hotline at 877-228-7384. Beshear’s office stands ready to review any potentially fraudulent Medicaid billing claims.
 
Kentuckians who inadvertently responded to scammers offering medical devices or tests should also notify Medicare and/or Medicaid, or the appropriate health insurance provider, immediately, continually review statements and dispute inaccurate billings.
 
To help avoid medical billing scams, Beshear’s office recommends Kentuckians avoid responding to unexpected solicitors targeting only Medicaid or Medicare patients and always ask what doctor and provider ordered the test or device.
 
Beshear said anyone victimized by a scam can file a complaint with his office online https://ag.ky.gov/safeguarding-kentuckians/consumer-protection
 
Beshear has made protecting Kentucky families from fraud, abuse and scams top priorities for his office.
Efforts by Beshear’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse through civil settlements and criminal restitution have resulted in returning nearly $88 million in obligations to the state and federal Medicaid program, Medicare, Tricare, commercial payers and other entities.
 
Over the past three years, the office’s work has contributed to 58 convictions for Medicaid provider fraud or patient abuse, neglect and exploitation.
 
The Office of Senior Protection and Mediation works to help families avoid scams and recover when they fall victim.
Over the past three and a half years, the office has returned more than $2.1 million to Kentucky families – roughly $2,600 returned per day.
 
Kentuckians can stay ahead of scammers by signing up to receive Scam Alerts from the Office of the Attorney General. To join, text the words KYOAG Scam to GOV-311 (468-311) or online.   
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON NUMEROUS CHARGES FOLLOWING ADAIR CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATION

 
An Adair County man was arrested on drug & numerous other charges as a result of an investigation by the Adair Co. Sheriffs Office and a police chase involving multiple agencies.
 
On Friday, April 5, 2019 the Adair Co. Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence off Hutchison Loy Road to investigate a complaint about activities going on at the residence. Upon deputies arrival, methamphetamine and an indoor marijuana growing operation was located at the residence.  Home owner David Scotty Corbin was not there, but deputies were able to locate him a short time later in the limits of Columbia. A traffic stop was attempted to take Corbin into custody, which resulted in Corbin fleeing from police. That's when a police pursuit began involving multiple agencies including the Adair Co. Sheriff’s Office, Columbia City Police and Kentucky State Police. The pursuit ended in the south end of Adair County near the Chance community when Corbin went off the road onto old ATV trails in his 4x4, forcing officers to discontinue the pursuit.   
 
Around midnight last Friday night, information was received that Corbin was setting on an old trail off an area known as Tater Cave, so Sheriff Josh Brockman along with several deputies, multiple troopers, and Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Officers hiked into the area on foot making contact with Corbin about a mile into the trail. Corbin was able to get to his vehicle and elude officers once again heading out the other end of the trail.  
 
Warrants were obtained for Corbin's arrest and on Tuesday, April 9th around noon, Adair Co. Deputy Josh Durbin was able to get a location on Corbin and a vehicle description. Corbin's location was given out and CPD Officer Adam Cravens and Sgt Murphy were able to get him stopped on the Veterans Memorial Bypass and place him in custody. 
 
David Scotty Corbin, 39, was charged with:
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Cultivating Marijuana over 5 plants 
  • Fleeing and Evading Police, 1st degree 
  • Wanton Endangerment 
  • Criminal Mischief, 2nd degree 
  • Speeding 26 mph over 
  • Reckless Driving
  • Improper Passing 
  • Terroristic Threatening 

   

The investigation is continuing by the Adair County Sheriffs Office.
 

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ARRESTS 04/10/19

 
  • Ritchie Dean Lawson, 32, Burkesville - arrested Tuesday by BPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Driving on a DUI Suspended License; & Tampering with Physical Evidence
 
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail
 
  • Christopher Michael Austin, 43, Liberty - arrested by RSPD for Burglary, 3rd degree; Criminal Trespassing, 2nd degree; Theft of Services; & Violation of a Kentucky Emergency Protective Order (EPO)
 
Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center
 

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EXECUTION OF SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO ARREST

 
Albany, KY (April 9, 2018) - On Monday, April 8, 2019 Troopers from KSP Post 15 received information about a subject trafficking methamphetamine out of a residence on Wisdom Dock Rd, 3 miles west of Albany. A search warrant was obtained by Trooper Jordan Carter and executed at approximately 4:35pmCT. While searching the residence, Troopers located several small glass pipes, small baggies, digital scales, a handgun, a police radio, and a large amount of suspected methamphetamine.

 

39-year-old Joni Roberts of Albany, KY was arrested and charged with:

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree,1st offense (methamphetamine)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree,1st offense
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession/Use of a Radio that Sends & Receives Police Messages

 

Roberts was lodged in the Clinton County Jail. 
 

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AREA ARRESTS 04/09/19

 
AREA ARRESTS
 
  • Larry Daniel, 63, Russell Springs - arrested Monday by Jamestown Police for DUI and Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container
  • David Scott Corbin, 39 - arrested by RSPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; No Registration Receipt; & Failure to Maintain Required Insurance.
  • Lesley Parrish, 39, Russell Springs - arrested by RSPD for Theft by Unlawful Taking (Shoplifting under $500)

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center
 
  • James Brian Flowers, 43, Burkesville - arrested Monday by the Cumberland Co. Sheriffs Office for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs; No License in Possession; & Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Brandon Little, 38, Liberty - arrested Monday afternoon by KSP for Disorderly Conduct; Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs; & Failure to Wear Seatbelt
  • Justin Wisdom, 34, Burkesville - arrested Monday by the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine)

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

The Liberty City Council met in regular session Monday.

 

The Liberty Police Department is asking permission from the council to apply for a grant to purchase two new Dodge Charger patrol cars.

Mayor Steven Brown...

The motion was approved by unanimous vote.

 

Also on the adgenda was Garbage Franchise Rates. Recently, a representative of Republic Waste from Lincoln County, addressed the court concerning the out-sourcing for residential & commercial garbage collection in the city. After consideration, the council voted to advertise for Franchise Rate bids. 

 

The next regular meeting of the Liberty City Council is scheduled for May 13th.

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CASEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

 

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

Here's Superintendent, Marion Sowders...

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Board of Education is scheduled for May 13th.

 

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CENTRAL KY ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Lisa K. Troxtell, 52 of Bronston, arrested by Burnside Police for Reckless Driving, Obstructed Windshield, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, License to be in Possession, No Operator's License, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Notify DOT of an Address Change, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Keri L. Pukerson, 39 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Burglary-3rd Degree, & Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree.
  • Daniel L. Mullins, 42 of Kettering, OH, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Heroin).
  • Brandy P. Brown, age 28, arrested by Somerset Police for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Citation for Failure to Appear.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Larry Daniel, 63 of Dunnville, arrested by Jamestown Police for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Kamil Kaminski, 33 of Stanford, arrested by KSP for Crminal Abuse-1st Degree (child 12 or under).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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KSP ARREST MARION CO. WOMAN FOLLOWING ACCIDENT

 

Trooper Jake Harper is investigating a collision that occurred on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at approximately 7:57pmET, 14 miles south of Lebanon on St. Mathews Church Rd. Monaca Moore, 39, of Lebanon, KY was operating a northbound 2007 Chevy Cobalt when she lost control and ran off the roadway striking a utility pole. Moore was not wearing a seat belt and transported by EMS to Springview Hospital where she was treated and released. 

 

Moore was then arrested by Trooper Harper and charged with DUI 1st offense - aggravating circumstances, reckless driving, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct 2nd degree. Moore was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.  

 

Trooper Harper was assisted at the scene by Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Raywick Fire Department, and Marion County Rescue. 

 

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ADAIR CO. JUDGE EXEC.THANKS PRIDE CLEANUP PARTICIPANTS

 

Adair County Judge Exec. Gale Cowan wants to thank everyone who participated in the Annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Judge Cowan tells WAVE News that 22 volunteers cleaned up portions of 15 roads, with 54 bags of garbage picked up.
 
If you were not able to participate on Saturday, you can still pick up garbage. Stop by the Judge’s Office at the Adair Annex and get bags, vests, & gloves.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO ARREST IN METCALFE CO.

 
Edmonton, KY (April 8, 2019) - On Sunday, April 7, 2019 at approximately 4:41pmCT, KSP Trooper Ricky Cross was on routine patrol 12 miles southwest of Edmonton when he attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a Nissan Altima for a traffic violation. The driver of the Altima began to flee on KY 163, turning on and off several back roads before exiting the vehicle and running on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Trooper Cross was able to locate and arrest 38-year-old Nathan Pruitt of Edmonton. 
 
Pruitt was charged with: DUI, 2nd degree (aggravating circumstance); Fleeing or Evading Police (motor vehicle),1st degree; Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree (police officer), Fleeing or Evading Police (on foot), 2nd degree; Operating on Suspended or Revoked License; & Resisting Arrest. Pruitt was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. 
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING APRIL 9

 
The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:00pmCT in the basement of the Adair Annex. The meeting is open to the public.
 
AGENDA:
Pledge of Allegiance
Prayer
Call to Order
Roll Call
 
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
March 12, 2019-Regular Meeting
March 28, 2019-Special Called Meeting
3. Disbursements
 
4. Reports
A.) Sheriff's Report
B.) Road Department Report
C.) G.R.A.S. Report
D.) Committee Reports
E.) Jail Report
 
5. Treasurer's Report
  • Quarterly Report - 3rd Quarter
     
6. Budget Amendments
 
7. Transfers
A.) Line to Line Transfers
B.) Fund to Fund Transfers
 
8. Court Orders
9. Reading of Roads
 
10. Action Items:
  • Permission to Hire Seasonal Road Dept. Employees
  • Permission to Surplus Desk For County Clerk
  • Permission to Advertise County Clerk Desk at a Later Date With Other Surplus Items
  • Permission to Renovate The PVA office
  • Jail Policy and Procedures-2nd Reading
  • Appoint Board Member - Board of Assessment Appeals
  • Appoint A Chairman For Board of Assessment Appeals
  • Opening & Possible Award of Bids for Sheriff Vehicles
  • Adair County Board of Elections (Air Conditioners)
  • Appropriation of $60,000.00 per District For Blacktop and/or Chip and Seal
  • Rescind 911 Surplus Vehicle Fund
  • Approval of Resolution Adopting and Approving Participation of Rural Secondary Co-Op Agreement
  • Approval for Judge to Sign Rural Secondary Co-Op Agreement
  • Presentation of Extension District Budget
  • Approval of Health Insurance Quotes

 

11. Other Business
12. Public Comments
13. Adjourn
 
 

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MISSING METCALFE CO. TEEN HAS BEEN LOCATED

 

Edmonton, KY (April 8, 2019) – According to KSP, 15-year-old Amber Shirley of Edmonton, KY was located on Sunday night, April 7, 2019 and is now home with her family. Shirley was reported missing on January 18, 2019. 
 

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CENTRAL KY WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Logan W. Ponder, 18 of Liberty, arrested by Liberty Police for Criminal Trespassing-2nd Degree, DUI, & Possession of Marijuana.
  • Tracy M. Yocum, 33 of Campbellsville, arrested by KSP for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Promoting Contraband-1st Degree, & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Heroin & LSD).

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Virginia L. New, 37 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Beverly M. Abbott, 27 of Somerset, arrested by Burnside Police for No Registratioin Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, Failure to Signal, Rear License Not Illuminated, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Ryan C. Daulton, 29 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Speeding (26 mph over limit), Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Reckless Driving, Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree (Police Officer), Tampering with Physical Evidence, No Insurance, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, & Resisting Arrest.
  • Serenity L. Shumake, age 23, arrested by Ky Fish & Wildlife for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), No Insurance, & Failure to Wear Seat Belts.
  • Dale R. Branscum, 54 of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for DUI, Reckless Driving, & Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Jaylon T. Conwell, 20 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Violation of Ky EPO/DVO, Trafficking in Congtrolled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Illegal Possession of Legend Drug.
  • Joshua A. Rucci, 26 of Bardstown, arrested by KSP for DUI, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Cocaine), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Brian O. Muse, 39 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Edward L. Decker, 25 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for Speeding (26 mph over limit), DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Murder (Police Officer), Reckless DRiving, Improper Passing, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle & on foot), Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer), & Receiving Stolen Property (under $10,000).
  • Jeffery W. Holder, 43 of Ferguson, arrested by KSP for No Insurance, Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree (Police Officer), Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), Tampering with Physical Evidence, Criminal Mischief-1st Degree, Resisting Arrest, Speeding (26 mph over limit), Rear License Not Illuminated, Reckless Driving, Improper Passing, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Improper Signal, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Disregarding Stop Sign, No Insurance, & Mulitiple Citations for Failure to Appear.
  • Thomas A. Hamley, 38 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Insurance, & License to be in Possession.
  • Kyle W. Godbey, 38 of Science Hill, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Opiates).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Kirkland C. Willson, age 33, arrested by Danville Police for Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, No Registration Plates, & No Insurance.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Brennan Washington, 18 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Trafficking in Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.

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 & OTHER AREA ARRESTS 04/07/19

 
 

RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS
  • Rebecca Polston, 34, Jamestown - arrested by the JPD on Friday evening for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 3rd or more offense in 12 months
  • Jeremy Vanfleet, 36, Russell Springs - arrested by KSP on Friday morning for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (excluding alcohol); Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; Criminal Mischief, 1st degree; Non-payment of Court Costs, Fees or Fines; & served a Parole Violation Warrant


Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center
 

 
ADAIR COUNTY ARRESTS
  • Douglas Alexander, 39, Jamestown - arrested by the ACSO early Sunday morning for DUI and served a Bench Warrant for Court
  • William Grayson Riggins, 24, Russell Springs - arrested on Saturday afternoon by the ACSO for Driving on a DUI Suspended License, 1st offense; Failure to Signal; & served a Bench Warrant for Court
  • Laramy Joshua Conover, 37, Columbia - arrested by KSP on Saturday afternoon for Driving on a DUI Suspended License; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; & Failure to Wear Seatbelt
  • Cassie White, 37, Burkesville - arrested early Friday morning by CPD and charged with: Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Marijuana; & Promoting Contraband
     

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

 
CUMBERLAND CO. ARRESTS
  • Jasmine Singer, 36, Burkesville - arrested on Saturday by Burkesville Police for Driving on a DUI Suspended License, 1st offense; No Operators-Moped License; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance; No Registration Plates; & No Registration Receipt
  • Terry Rigsby, 56, Edmonton - arrested by the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office on Saturday afternoon for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (exluding alcohol); Disorderly Conduct, 2nd dgree; Resisting Arrest; Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree (Police Office); Assault, 3rd degree (Police or Probation Officer); Carrying a Concealed Weapon; Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine). 
  • Gene Allen Parrish, 29, Burkesville - arrested on Friday by Burkesville Police for Disregarding a Stop Sign; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); & Possession of Marijuana

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING APRIL 8

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will meet on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:00pmCT.
 
AGENDA
  • WELCOME, PLEDGE & OPENING PRAYER 
  • MINUTES 
  • PAY BILLS 
  • DETENTION CENTER REPORT 
  • TREASURER’S MONTHLY & QUARTERLY SETTLEMENT REPORTS & AE TRANSFERS 
  • KEVIN’S KIDS – RUSSELL COUNTY SCHOOL RESOURCE CENTER 
  • 1st READING ORDINANCE 19-04 FISCAL COURT BUDGET FY 2019-2020 & RECURRING EXPENSES 
  • 2nd READING BUDGET AMENDMENT 19-03 
  • PAY RCIDA AS BUDGETED 
  • RESOLUTION 19-04 – COUNTY ROAD AID MUTUAL AGREEMENT WITH KYTC 
  • OTHER BUSINESS 
  • EXECUTIVE SESSION CONCERNING PROPERTY, KRS 61.810 (1) (B) 
  • ADJOURN 

 

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CASEY CO. AREA ARRESTS OVER THE LAST 24HRS

 

  • Tiffany D. Evans, 41 of Eubank, arrested by KSP for DUI, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's Licesne, Failure to Surrender Revoked Operator's License, No Insurance, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle, No Registration Receipt, & Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change.
  • James E. Morgan, 39 of Somerset, & Jason B. Calhoun, 40 of Bronston, both arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Steven G. Allen, 45 of Somerset, arrested by Probation & Parole for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines, & Parole Violation (Felony Offense).

Lodged in the Pulaski County jail.

 

  • Troy T. Hoaglund, age 42, arrested by Boyle County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Failure to Signal, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.


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

 

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RUSSELL/ADAIR CO. ARRESTS 04/03/19

 
RUSSELL COUNTY
  • Jeremy Dee Whittle, 28, of Jamestown - arrested by KSP for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree (Drug Unspecified); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & only One Headlight
  • Justin Ray Ard, 35, Richmond, KY - arrested by the Jamestown Police Dept. for No Motorcycle's License; Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree; & Contempt of Court

ADAIR COUNTY

  • Terry Hollis, 54, Alabama - arrested by KSP for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Wesley Pitcock, 32 - arrested by CPD for Theft By Unlawful Taking 
  • Gregory Salyer, 43, Columbia - arrested by CPD for Public Intoxication

 

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KY TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS WILL NOT BE AT ADAIR FISCAL COURT MEETING

 
 
UPDATE: Due to scheduling conflicts, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Officials will not be in attendance at the Adair County Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday, April 9th. KYTC Officials will attend at a later date to be announced.
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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials, including KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas and Chief District Engineer Tamra Wilson will attend a meeting of the Adair County Fiscal Court at 6pmCT on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, to invite input from local officials on the county's most pressing transportation infrastructure needs as part of a statewide listening tour. The meeting will be in the Adair County Courthouse Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY.

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2-VEHICLE ADAIR CO. ACCIDENT SENDS ONE DRIVER TO A LOUISVILLE HOSPITAL

 
A 2-vehicle accident in Adair County on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 resulted in one driver being flown to a Louisville hospital.
 
According to the Adair Co. Sheriffs Office, the accident occurred in the 7500 block of Liberty Road (Hwy 206). 74-year-old Lemuel Gaskin of Columbia, KY was operating an eastbound 1994 Freightliner pulling a 2016 B&B 38 ft. trailer. Mr. Gaskin tried to brake to prevent from hitting a vehicle that was stopped in traffic making a left hand turn, and skidded into the westbound lane, striking a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe operated by 29-year-old Charles Hicks of Columbia, KY. Hick's vehicle continued on, striking a culvert and overturning before landing upright in a field. Charles Hicks was transported by Adair EMS to TJ Health Columbia and later flown by Air Med to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of injuries. Lemuel Gaskin was treated at the scene.
 
The Adair County Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by Sheriff Josh Brockman, Adair County EMS, the Adair County Fire Department, and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer C. Tooley
 
Adair County Deputy Sheriff Derek Padgett is investigating the accident.

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ADAIR CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. ACTIVITY REPORT - MARCH, 2019

 
ADAIR CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT. ACTIVITY REPORT - MARCH, 2019
 
60 WARRANTS OF ARREST SERVED
21 CRIMINAL CASES OPENED
5 CALL RESPONSE REPORTS WRITTEN
3 DOMESTIC ABUSE CASES WORKED
14 NON-INJURY ACCIDENTS WORKED
4   INJURY ACCIDENTS WORKED
36 OUT OF COUNTY TRANSPORTS
41 CITATIONS WRITTEN FOR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
34 CIVIL PROCESS PAPERS SERVED
5 CRIMINAL SUMMONSES SERVED
6 SUBPOENAS SERVED
250 HOURS OF COURT SECURITY PROVIDED
300 VEHICLE INSPECTIONS DONE 
25 ANIMAL COMPLAINTS
13 MOTOR ASSISTS
716 911 CALLS
26 ALCOHOL/ DRUG RELATED
 

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KSP POST 15 ACTIVITY REPORT - MARCH 2019

 
During the month of March 2019, there were 14 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.
 
There were no fatal collisions during the month of March in the Post 15 area. This brings our yearly fatality count to 1 compared with 30 through this same period in 2018. Statewide fatality count stands at 142 compared with 150 through this same period in 2018.
 
During the month of March 2019, there were:
 
930 citations written
254 courtesy notices written
1227 vehicles inspected
476 complaints answered
68 motorists assisted
41 criminal cases opened
207 criminal arrests made
 

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RUSSELL/ADAIR CO. ARRESTS 04/03/19

 
 
RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS
  • Joshua Keen, 42, Campbellsville - arrested by RCSO for Terroristic Threatening
  • Joshua Eugene York, 32, Russell Springs - arrested by RSPD for Criminal Trespassing & Criminal Mischief, 3rd degree

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center
 
ADAIR COUNTY ARRESTS
  • Marion Fisher, 38, Russell Springs - arrested on Tuesday by CPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Drug unspecified); Disorderly Conduct; Resisting Arrest; Assault, 3rd degree (Police or Probation Officer)
  • Wesley Pitcock, 32, Columbia - arrested by the CPD for Criminal Trespassing, 3rd degree
  • April Neathery, 37, Burkesville - arrested by the CCSO for Theft by Deception (including cold checks); Receiving Stolen Property (under $500); Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, 2nd degree (Identity); Promoting Contraband, 1st degree

 

All lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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KYTC PREPARES FOR MOWING SEASON

 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is gearing up for roadside mowing season, which stretches from May to October. State and contract crews will complete three mowing cycles, including litter removal on interstates, parkways and other primary routes throughout the state.

 

KYTC officials ask Kentuckians to do their part by keeping the state right of way clear of temporary signs and other obstacles that can obstruct the path of mowers and pose a hazard for mowing crews and motorists.

 

Kentucky law and Transportation Cabinet policy prohibit the placement of non-official signs of any type – for campaigns, yard sales or other advertising – on state highway right of way, utility poles, fences and guardrails or on road signs. Depending on size and construction, illegally placed signs are a distraction and can be a safety issue for motorists when blocking the view of oncoming vehicles.

 

Illegally-placed signs also can disrupt or endanger right-of-way operations such as mowing, ditch cleaning and litter removal, and can pose a direct safety hazard to motorists who run off the roadway – particularly when installed with large wooden or metal stakes.

 

Campaign signs and other signs placed on state right of way that restrict sight distance or interfere with mowing and maintenance operations will be removed by KYTC crews. Signs that are removed will be held at the state highway garage in each county of KYTC District 8 and kept for two weeks. Unclaimed signs will be discarded.

 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks that motorists use extra caution when traveling through these work zones.

 

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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CASEY CO. ARRESTS 4/3/19

 

  • On Tuesday, Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle and Deputy Bruce Blevins arrested William R Rowland, 30, of Liberty, on a Casey County indictment warrant for charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (meth), possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Rowland was also arrested on a Lincoln County warrant for child support.
  • On Monday, Sheriff Weddle arrested Chad Atwood, 40, of Liberty. Atwood was arrested on a bench warrant for failure to appear on charges of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 3rd offense (meth). Atwood was also indicted on charges of receiving stolen property under $10,000, persistent felony offender, and tampering with physical evidence.
  • On Monday, Casey County Deputy Robin Lynn and Probation & Parole Officer Patrick Campbell arrested Keith Taylor, 45, of Dunnville on a Casey County indictment warrant. Taylor is indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (meth), no registration plates, improper registration plate, no insurance, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, no registration receipt, and no operators license.
  • On Monday, Sheriff Chad Weddle arrested Carla Wilcher, 51, of Liberty. Wilcher was arrested on a warrant for a charge of theft by unlawful taking or disp purse snatching under $500. Wilcher was also served an indictment warrant for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (heroin).
  • Harley R. Meeks, 19 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Deputy Shepard for Burglary-3rd Degree, & Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500).
  • Warren G. Atwood, 32 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Constable Loy for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.


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

 

 

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PRIDE SPRING CLEAN UP IS SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH

 
PRIDE Spring Clean up is this Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Adair County.... "Team Up, to Clean Up"! Everyone should be at the back parking lot of the Annex building between 8:30- 9:00 a.m.  We will pass out vest, gloves, and garbage bags and get team members signed up.  Waivers will have to be signed by anyone participating and a parent will have to sign for minors.  If you don’t have a team to participate with, come on anyway and we will put you somewhere.  We will meet back at the Annex building at 12:00 noon to pass out t-shirts and have drawings for several door prizes. 
 
You may call the Judge’s office any time between now and Friday at 4:00pmCT to pre-register so we can get a head count of how many will be participating.  If you have any questions, please call Adair County Judge’s Office at 270-384-4703.
 

 
 

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MISSING TAYLOR CO. MAN

 
The Taylor Co. Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Delmer Thomas Curry. He was last seen on Monday, April 1, 2019 around 4:30pmET. No one has heard from him since, and he cannot be located. Mr. Curry is a white male, 5’6”, approx. 130lbs with blue eyes & grey hair.
 
If anyone has any contact or knows of Mr. Curry's whereabouts, please contact the Taylor County Sheriff's Office at 270-465-4351.
 

 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

 

The Columbia City Council met on Monday evening, April 1, 2019. Jim Leib has details.....

 

 

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ADAIR CO. WOMAN ARRESTED MONDAY

 
On Monday, April 1, 2019 Becky McClintock, 34, of Columbia, KY was arrested by the Columbia Police Dept. for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamin); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Opiates); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree (Barbituates); & Theft By Unlawful Taking (Shoplifting). McClintock was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE MONTHLY REPORT

 

 

 

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KSP POST 15 TO CONDUCT TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECKPOINTS

 

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

 

 

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CASEY CO. FISCAL COURT 4/2/19

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.

 

State Transportation Cabinet Officials, and other dignitaries addressed the court concerning transportation needs in our county. Among them, was Senator Jimmy Higdon...

Gray Tomblyn is the Commissioner of Rural & Municipal Aid with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet...

Under general business, a sound mixer was declared surplus property from the ag expo center. 

The court voted to reserve 250 tons of salt in the upcoming Kayco salt auction for next year.

Under jail business, some old monitors and an old time-clock was declared surplus property from the old 911 center. 

Casey County Sheriff, Chad Weddle, gave his department's monthly report for the month of March...

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court is scheduled for April 15, 2019. 

 

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ADAIR CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS 5 PEOPLE ON DRUG CHARGES

 
 
On Friday, March 29, 2019 Joseph Burton, age 20, was arrested following a traffic stop on Water Works Street. He was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under influence; Possession of Marijuana; & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Also on Friday, Adair Co. Sheriff's Deputies went to the home of Cody Gadberry in the Fairplay community. As a result of an investigation that began in early March, Gadberry was arrested on charges of  Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree; Possession of Marijuana; & an arrest warrant for Adair District Court was served. 
 
On Saturday, March 30, 2019 a traffic stop was initiated at mile marker 54 on the Louie B Nunn Cumberland Parkway. As a result, 38-year-old Sarah Cox of Russell Springs, KY was arrested & charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Also on Saturday, Adair Co. Sheriff's Deputies initiated a traffic stop on the Veterans Memorial Bypass. As a result, 27-year-old Samantha Fields of Columbia, KY was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Clifton Bault, 30, of Columbia, KY was arrested around midnight on Saturday night after Deputies responded to a reported non-injury collision.
 
Bault was charged with:
  • Operating a motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs 
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine)
  • Operating on DUI Suspended License & 
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 

 

All were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by the Adair County Sheriffs Office.
 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 1

 
The Columbia City Council will have a regular called meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 6:00pmCT at City Hall.
 
AGENDA
Call to Order: Regular Called meeting of the Columbia City Council - April 1, 2019, at 6:00p.m. in City Hall.
Roll Call:
Pledge of Allegiance
Citizen Comments
1st Item: Motion to Approve minutes from the March 4, 2019 Regular Called Meeting.
2nd Item: Second reading of Ordinance No. 450.14, "An ordinance creating a franchise for the erection, laying and maintenance of electric facilities and apprutenant facilities and equipment in, along and across the public ways, roads, streets, alleys and other public places in the City of Columbia, Kentucky: for furnishing and selling electricity by emans of said facilities; and providing for the sale of said franchise.
3rd Item: Motion to change part of the Feasibility Grant Study to remove the Retail Academy Study upon approval by USDA.
4th Item: Motion to pay a portion of the annual fireworks no to exceed $2,500.
Mike Glasgow - Fire Department
Monthly Report - Mayor Hoots
Mayor's Announcements
Council Comments
Motion to Adjourn
 

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CENTRAL KY WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • On Friday, Casey County Deputy Robin Lynn, and Probation and Parole Officer Keith Price arrested Ethan Atwood, 20, of Liberty. Atwood was arrested on an indictment warrant for burglary 3rd degree and theft by unlawful taking over $500.
  • Anna M. Means, 45 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle on indictment warrants for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/3rd Offense (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Jason M. Clements, 41 of Liberty, arrested by Sheriff Weddle on indictment warrants for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), No Insurance, Excessive Window Tint, No Registration Plates, No Operator's License, & Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Jared M. Allen, 30 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, & Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Failure to Render Aid/Assistance.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Vinson L. Durham, 40 of Science Hill, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Jonathan P. Stringer, 42 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Bradley N. Young, 47 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Failure to Signal, License to be In Possession, Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's License-2nd Offense, No Insurance, DUI-2nd Offense, Reckless Driving, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
  • Susan E. Hunter, 54 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-2nd Degree/2nd Offense (drug unspecified).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Kent Chisenhall, 44 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for DUI, Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle, No Registration Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, Failure to Notify DOT of an Address Change, & Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree.
  • David Smith, 21 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief-1st Degree, & Unlawful Transaction with a Minor-3rd Degree.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Richard O. Moore, age 32, & 24 year old Heather R. Moore, both arrested by Danville Police for Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.
  • Jacobie D. Harris, age 23, arrested by Danville Police for Rape-3rd Degree, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Use of a Minor in a Sex Performance (victim under 16), & Unlawful Transaction with a Minor-1st Degree (Illegal Sex act, victim under 16).

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

  • Sara Littleton, 30 of Hustonville, 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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E. COLI OUTBREAK IN KENTUCKY

 
Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) announced today that 20 Kentuckians have tested positive with a strain of E. coli O103. Public health investigators have not yet identified the source of the outbreak, but have noted that some sort of food distribution is a likely mechanism for this outbreak among many of the individuals afflicted by the sometimes life-threatening bacteria. The reported cases involve a number of children as well as adults, many of whom reside in Central Kentucky. No deaths linked to the outbreak have been reported but six people have been hospitalized.
 
Healthcare providers across the state have been notified of the outbreak and are advised to be alert for patients experiencing acute diarrheal illness, which could be associated with E. coli. Appropriate testing and investigative work will need to be completed to determine which cases are outbreak-associated. This is a particular strain of E. coli that produces a type of toxin (Shiga toxin) that can be dangerous for those infected.
 
"Exposure to E. coli bacteria can be debilitating and potentially life-threatening, especially for small children and individuals with weakened immune systems. With this in mind, the Department for Public Health has taken swift action to identify patients, ensure appropriate testing, and follow up care as we work to determine the source of the outbreak," said DPH Commissioner Dr. Jeff Howard. "Healthcare providers across Kentucky have been alerted to this potential threat and are working with us to make sure patients are identified and are receiving appropriate care. Meanwhile, we encourage all Kentuckians to be aware of the signs and symptoms of E. coli illness and to seek care if they are ill."
 
Symptoms of E. coli O103 illness typically include stomach cramps and diarrhea, including bloody diarrhea, and people generally become ill two to five days after consuming contaminated food. E. coli O103 disease sometimes leads to hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious complication that can cause kidney failure and can occur a week or more after the onset of diarrhea. Those most at risk of developing complications from E. coli infection include the very young, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems State health officials are working with staff at local health departments in the counties with suspected or confirmed cases to determine the source of the infections.
 
The public can help prevent E. coli infections by:
 
  • Washing hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water, especially before eating,after going to the bathroom,handling raw meat and eggs, and after handling or petting animals;
  • Thoroughly washing produce before eating;
  • Thoroughly cooking meat;
  • Cleaning and sanitizing food preparation areas;
  • Avoiding swallowing lake or pool water;
  • Drinking only pasteurized milk;
  • Frequently cleaning and sanitizing restrooms, including door knobs and faucets; and
  • Reporting diarrheal illnesses to your physician.

 

If you believe you have experienced symptoms of illness that could be associated with this E. coli outbreak, please consult your health care provider or your local health department.

 

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ATV ACCIDENT INJURES TWO IN CASEY COUNTY

 

Two people injured in an ATV accident in Casey County on Friday.
Casey County Sheriff's Deputies Geoffrey Brown and Vance Davis responded to the scene at the junction of Linnie Rheber Rd and Green River Valley Rd. 
The driver of the ATV was Justin Cooper, 39, of Junction City. Cooper along with his 9 year old son were were flown to UK Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 
Cooper was charged with DUI, driving on suspended or revoked operator license, and disregarding a stop sign.

 

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COLUMBIA ACCIDENT OVER THE WEEKEND INJURES 2 PEOPLE

 
The Columbia Police Department responded to a 2-vehicle injury collision at the intersection of Greenhills Road and Hwy 206 on Saturday, March 30, 2019 just before 4:00pmCT.
 
The accident occurred when a 2012 Hyundai Accent, operated by a 16-year-old female juvenile from Russell Springs, KY was turning onto 206 and struck by a 2011 Chevy Malibu, operated by 20-year-old Abby Gunter of Columbia, KY who was traveling east on 206.
 
Both vehicles sustained major damage and the roadway was temporarily shut down. Both drivers and a passenger in the Hyundai, 20-year-old Winston Wells, were admitted to TJ Health Columbia for treatment. 
 
Officer Adam Cravens investigated the collision. He was assisted on scene by Officer Jamie Cole, members of the Adair County Fire Department & Adair EMS.
 

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