Local News Archives for 2019-05

ARRESTS 05/31/19

 
  • Melinda Belt, 26, Jamestown - arrested by KSP on Thursday night for No Registration Plates; No Registration Receipt; Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle; DUI (Aggravating Circumstance), 1st Offense
  • Joshua Giles, 34, Russell Springs - arrested Thursday evening by RCSO for Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence), Minor Injury
  • Bradley Richarson, 43, Russell Springs - arrested Thursday afternoon by RCSO for Criminal Trespassing, 2nd degree

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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FREE FISHING WEEKEND JUNE 1 & 2

 
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will celebrate Free Fishing Weekend June 1-2.
 
Free Fishing Weekend, an annual event since 1992, offers residents and non-residents the opportunity to fish Kentucky waters without a license or permit. Limits on the size and number of fish that anglers may keep still apply. Additionally, anglers may keep trout without possessing a trout permit during free fishing weekend.
 
LOCAL EVENTS JUNE 1ST:
  • Russell County: Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, 50 Kendall Road, Jamestown. Fishing from 9amCT to 3pmCT. Staggered fishing times for ages 5-15, starting with ages 5 to 6. Kids must be registered at least 30 minutes before fishing time. Prizes awarded. Anglers should bring their own tackle. No fly rods permitted. Kids fishing pool for ages 1 to 4 from 9amCT to NoonCT, with fishing rods provided. The hatchery is located 12 miles south of Jamestown off U.S. 127. Call the hatchery at (270) 343-3797 or go online to catcharainbow.org for more information.

 

  • Taylor County: Kids Outdoor Day, Green River Lake State Park, 179 Park Office Road, Campbellsville. Fishing from 9amET to 3pmET. Events will include fishing, archery, BB gun shooting, nature hikes, trap shooting, boating, game calling and more. Lunch provided. Call (270) 465-8255 for more information.
 
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources also stocks dozens of community lakes across the state as part of its Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) program. Most of these lakes received a stocking of catfish in May. To find the nearest lake, go online to fw.ky.gov then search under the keyword, "FINs."
 

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SPECIAL CALLED ACHS SITE BASE MEETING MAY 30

 
Adair County High School will have a special-called site based meeting today (Thursday) at 4pmCT in the library. The purpose of the meeting is to interview and discuss personnel with the possibility of consultation for hiring purposes.
 

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AREA ARRESTS 05/30/19

 
  • Clifford Barrows, 33, Russell Springs - arrested this morning (Thursday) by RCSO for Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree

 

The following arrests were made on Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

 

  • Terena Bernard, 42, Russell Springs - arrested by RCSO for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Failure to Appear
  • Brian Burchett, 42, Albany - arrested by the Clinton Co. Sheriffs Office for Receiving Stolen Property (Under $10,000)
  • James Robert Morton, 45, Nancy, KY - arrested by RCSO for Assault 4th degree (Domestic Violence) 
  • Leslie Todd Pritchard, 47, Byrdstown, TN - arrested by Clinton Co. Sheriffs Office for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Forged Prescription for Legend Drug; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Christopher York, 31, Albany - Menacing; Disorderly Conduct; TBUT (Under $500)
  • Ronald Daniel, 34, Albany - TBUT (Shoplifting under $500); Probation Violation (for Felony Offense)

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.

 

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT 05/30/19

 
***SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT***
 
Scattered thunderstorms are expected today as a cold front
approaches. The best chance of any strong or severe storms will be
this afternoon, especially in Kentucky. Other than lightning, locally
gusty winds and small hail will be the main threats. Some spots could
experience minor local flooding under the heaviest downpours,
especially in southern Indiana.
 
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.
 
Isolated to widely scattered storms also are possible Friday,
Saturday afternoon, and Sunday as a series of upper level
disturbances crosses the region. After a dry start to the work week,
another impulse will bring storm chances back to the forecast
Wednesday. Any of these storms can produce brief gusty winds, as well
as heavy rainfall.
 
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
 
Spotters are encouraged to report any stronger wind gusts, hail, and
minor flooding today.
 

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SEARCH WARRANTS EXECUTED AT 2 RESIDENTS RESULTS IN 3 DRUG ARRESTS AND THE RECOVERY OF STOLEN ITEMS

 

Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston reports that a search warrant was executed at 144 Luda Street in Russell Springs early Wednesday morning by members of the Russell County Sheriffs Dept. Numerous items that had been stolen in Russell County were recovered.

 

Information received at that location led officers to a residence on Alan Schoolhouse Road in Adair County where more stolen items were recovered and drugs seized after a search warrant was executed by the Adair County Sheriffs Office and KSP. 

 
Arrested were Roger Dean Weston and Dana Kinnett of Jamestown, KY and Justin Kilpatrick of Columbia, KY. Each were charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine) and Receiving Stolen Property over $500. Weston & Kinnett were also charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence.
 
The investigation is continuing and further arrests may be forthcoming. The case will be presented to the Russell County Grand Jury.
 
Russell County Deputy’s Kenny Perkins and Nathan Bradshaw, Russell Springs Police Officers Lucas Justice and Ethan Pike, the Adair County Sheriff’s Office and KSP assisted in both searches.
 
Sheriff Polston reminds everyone to call the drug/wanted persons tip-line if you have information on drugs, wanted persons or illegal activities. You will remain anonymous! The number is 270-343-8116.
 

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AREA ARRESTS 05/29/19

 
  • Kelsey Cook, 21, Russell Springs - arrested Tuesday morning by the RCSO for Assault, 4th degree; Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree; Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; Criminal Mischief, 2nd degree; and Theft by Unlawful Taking (shoplifting) under $500.
  • Christian Stanley, 23, Columbia - arrested by the JPD on Tuesday night for Public Intoxication (excludes alcohol).
  • Marco Guzman, 27, Jamestown - arrested by the RCSO on Tuesday evening for Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence) with minor injuries; Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 3rd or more offense in 12 months.
  • Ronald Daniel, 34, Albany - arretsed by the CCSO this morning (Wed.) for Theft by Unlawful Taking (shoplifting) under $500; and Probation Violation (for felony offense).
  • Jeffery Wright, 45, Jamestown - arrested earlier today by the JPD for Public Intoxication - Controlled Substance (excludes alcohol); Disorderly Conduct; and Prescription Controlled Substance Not In Proper Container.

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
 
  • Samantha Jo Grider, 30, Russell Springs - arrested by the ACSO on Tuesday afternoon for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine)

 

Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
 

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ADAIR CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS 3 ON DRUG CHARGES

 
The Adair Co. Sheriff’s Office arrested 3 people for the illegal sale or distribution of methamphetamine early this morning (Wednesday, May 29, 2019).
 
The Adair County Sheriff's Office obtained a search warrant for the home of Justin Gilpatrick in the 5000 block of Allen Schoolhouse Road. The residence and its occupants have been under investigation for reported drug activity. At approx. 2:00amCT this morning, the  Adair Sheriff‘s Office & their drug K-9 "Nitro", the Russell County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police executed the search warrant and located approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine (individually bagged), a stolen motorcycle, a stolen tv, and miscellaneous stolen tools from the State Dock.  
 
Justin Gilpatrick, 26, of Columbia, KY, along with 33-year-old Roger D. Weston and 42-year-old Dana Kinnett both of Jamestown, KY were arrested on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine) and Receiving Stolen Property over $500. Weston & Kinnett were also charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence.
  
All three individuals were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.  Adair County Deputy Brandon Hitch is leading the investigation with assistance from the Russell County Sheriffs Office and Kentucky State Police. 
 

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R.C. SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEAM TO COMPETE SATURDAY

 
The Russell Co Special Olympics Track & Field team, consisting of 13 athletes, will be competing in the State Summer Games May 31st & June 1st, 2019 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. They'll be competing in events such as: 100 Meter Dash, 50 Meter Dash, 50 Meter Walk, and Softball Throw. On average 1,200 athletes from across the state compete at the State Games every year. We wish these athletes the best of luck!
 
 

Russell Co. Special Olympics athletes pictured include: Easton Perkins, Emily Hall, Masyn Tucker, Matthew Pickett, Kaylie Bryant, Allison Frost, Jesse Bray, Jayden Damron, Bo Begley, Angie Hale, and Sameul Carter. Coaches: Stephanie Coffey, Andrew Rexroat and Heather Tuel.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bella Davis competing in the Area Track & Field Competition at Warren Central High School in April, 2019
 

 

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NEW RUSSELL CO. PROGRAM HELPS CHILDREN & YOUTH DEALING WITH VIOLENCE, ADDICTION & OTHER TRAUMA

 
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is funding a program in Russell County and nine surrounding counties to help children and youth dealing with violence, addiction and other trauma.
 
According to a news release, the foundation awarded $200,000 to the Louisville-based Bounce Coalition.
 
The group is already showing progress with a similar program in Jefferson County Public Schools. Accomplishments include fewer out of school suspensions, an improved school climate and increased parent engagement.
 
The foundation and Bounce hope similar results can be achieved in a rural setting. Bounce will work with Russell County Schools and the Lake Cumberland District Health Department.
 
Ben Chandler is president and CEO of the Foundation. He says the program will help children build resilience to “toxic stressors” that keep them from thriving throughout their lives.
 

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CUMBERLAND CO. COUPLE DIES IN HEAD-ON COLLISION; BURKESVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH DUI

 
Burkesville, Ky. (May 27, 2019) – KSP Sgt. Adam Likins is investigating a 2-vehicle fatal collision that occurred on Saturday night, May 25, at approximately11:08pmCT, 6 miles east of Burkesville on KY 90. Preliminary investigations indicate that Christian Parrish, 28, of Burkesville, KY was operating a 2000 Ford eastbound on KY 90 when he crossed into the oncoming westbound lane striking 2012 Nissan, operated by 67-year-old Barbara Arms of Burkesville, head-on. Mrs. Arms and a passenger, 74-year-old Bobby Arms of Burkesville, KY were both pronounced deceased at the scene. Parrish was transported to Cumberland County Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
 
Christian Parrish was arrested and charged with DUI 1st and Failure to Wear Seatbelt. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. 
 
Sgt. Likins was assisted at the scene by Cumberland County Fire, EMS and the Sheriffs Office.

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COLUMBIA NEWS RELEASE: FOOD TRUCKS COMING TO TOWN

 
Food trucks are coming to town. “We are planning a community event,” stated Columbia Mayor Pamela Hoots. “Food trucks will be setup similar to a food court offering different varieties of food. This will be an event that families can attend, socialize, and visit with their friends and neighbors.”
 
The food trucks will be set up in the city parking lot. The event is scheduled to provide a variety of food from vendors throughout the state. As a part of the event, a portion of proceeds will be dedicated toward improvement to help children and the elderly in our community.
 
The city is wanting to offer activities that families will be able to participate in. Entertainment will also be provided.
 
If you have a food truck, call city hall to reserve your spot. Places will be limited. “We are attempting to have a variety of food choices for the community,” said Mayor Hoots. If two food trucks serve the same items, the first to reserve will get the spot.
 
The event is tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 12, 2019. For further information, contact City Hall at 270-384-2501. You can talk with Ann Marie Austin, Rhonda Loy, Tiffany Collins, or Jada Atwood.
 

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SEVERE T-STORM WATCH FOR SOME KY COUNTIES

 
 
 
...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT/8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR SEVERAL KY COUNTIES IN THE WAVE LISTENING AREA INCLUDING: CASEY, GREEN, MARION & TAYLOR...
 
Scattered to numerous thunderstorms this afternoon and evening could produce locally damaging winds, large hail, and brief torrential downpours. The best chance for storms, and the strongest storms, will be across southern Indiana and into central Kentucky.
 
DAYS TWO-SEVEN.... Monday-Saturday
Along a warm front, isolated thunderstorms are possible through mid-afternoon Monday across parts of south-central Indiana and north-central and east-central Kentucky, with brief heavy rainfall and gusty winds possible.
 
Another weather system could bring isolated thunderstorms Wednesday, with a better chance for thunderstorms, a few possible strong, on Thursday.
 
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotters are encouraged to report instances of damaging wind and anysize hail to the National Weather Service in Louisville. 
 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS 05/26/19

 
  • Alan Leischner, 21, Columbia - arrested by KSP on Saturday for No Tail Lamps; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance; Improper Registration Plates; Failure to Display Hardship Driving Privileges Decal
  • Rodney Renfro, 58, Russell Springs - Operating a Boat or other Watercraft while Intoxicated; Failure to Illuminate or No Navigation Lights
  • Christopher Rowland, 20, Jamestown - arrested Saturday by JPD for Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence)
  • Joseph Martin, 44, Sadieville, KY - arrested Friday by the RCSO for DUI & Public Intoxication (excluding Alcohol)
  • Tony Burgin, 25, Louisville- arrested on Friday for Public Intoxication (excluding Alcohol)
  • Bryan Newman Tilford, 50, Louisville - arrested Friday for Public Intoxication (excluding Alcohol)
  • Bill G. Peterson, 53, Russell Springs - arrested Friday by RSPD for Failure to Appear; Parole Violation Warrant

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Lodged in the Russell County Jail.
 

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MISSING JAMESTOWN TEEN

 
The Jamestown Police Department is asking for your help in locating a missing juvenile.
 
Missing is 15-year-old Austin Passmore of Russell County. He is a white male, 5’6” tall, 150lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. Austin Passmore was last seen on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 as he ran from The Department of Social Services office in Jamestown. He was last seen wearing a tan shirt and blue jeans.
 
If you have information on the location of Austin Passmore, please call the Jamestown Police Department at 270-343-3300 or Russell County Dispatch at 270-343-6600.
 

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AREA ARRESTS - 05/24/19

 

  • Tabitha Blackwell, 28, Russell Springs - arrested by the RCSO on Thursday morning for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Heroin); Burglary, 3rd degree; Promoting Contraband, 1st degree
  • Gale Meeks, 45, Jamestown - arrested by RSPD for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (excludes alcohol)
  • Glen Vanderbilt, 55, Boston, KY - arrested Thursday night by JPD for DUI, 1st offense

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Chris Minton, 28, Burkesville - No Registration Plates, Failure to Maintain Insurance; DUI, 1st offense
  • Rebekah Jene Sallee, 27, Columbia - arrested Thursday afternoon by CPD for DUI; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License; Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

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ADAIR CO. OFFICES CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

 
Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan’s office, Adair County Recycling Department, Adair County Road Department, Adair County PVA Landon Edward’s office, Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman’s office, and Green River Animal Shelter will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 to celebrate Memorial Day. The Sheriff and Deputy’s will still be on patrol and available for emergency’s. They can be reached through Adair County 911.    
 

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2 INJURED IN 2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN CUMBERLAND CO.

 
Cumberland County, KY (May 23, 2019) – Detective Kenny Brown is investigating a 2-vehicle injury collision that occurred on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at approximately 1:38pmCT, 10 miles east of Burkesville on KY 1880. Joseph Branham, age 27, of Burkesville, KY was operating a 2004 Chevy pickup truck when he pulled out of a private driveway into the path of a 2001 Nissan operated by 31-year-old Carrie Stearns of Burkesville, KY. Stearns and a 3-year-old juvenile passenger were transported to Cumberland County Hospital by EMS for treatment of minor injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and the juvenile was properly restrained in a child safety seat.
 

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ARRESTS 05/23/19

 
  • Nicholas Aaron Bray, 26, Jamestown - arrested Wednesday afternoon for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine)
  • William M. Kelly, 40, Russell Springs - arrested Wednesday night for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd offense; Disorderly Conduct, 1st degree; Menacing
  • Sandra Kellam, 32, Russell Springs - arrested Wednesday night by KSP for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd offense; Disorderly Conduct, 1st degree; Menacing; Resisting Arrest

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center
 

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EMERGENCY ROAD AID FUNDS ANNOUNCED FOR FLOOD REPAIRS IN RUSSELL CO.

 
Somerset, Ky. (May 17, 2019) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has announced that $22,182 in County Road Aid emergency funds will be used for flood repairs on Little Indian Drive, Logan Antle Road and Riverview Drive in Russell County. 
 
“The Bevin administration is committed to the Cabinet’s mission of providing a safe, reliable transportation network for all Kentuckians,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “These emergency funds will help repair and restore damaged infrastructure throughout this community.”
 
The Russell County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work. 
 

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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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AREA ARRESTS 05/22/19

 
  • Joseph Trumpis, 40, Columbia - arrested this morning (Wednesday) by the ACSO for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd or greater offense (less than 2 grams of Methamphetamine)

 

  • Charlie Bybee, 37, Columbia - arrested by KSP on Tuesday night for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition (Shoplifting) over $500.

 

  • Stephanie Robinson, 38, Burkesville - arrested on Tuesday afternoon by BPD and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine)

 

Trumpis, Bybee & Robinson were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

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TENNESSEE MAN DEAD FOLLOWING CRASH ON CUMBERLAND PARKWAY

 
The name of the driver killed in a crash on the Louie B. Nunn (Cumberland Parkway) in Russell County has been released.
 
The 2-vehicle accident occurred 4 miles east of Russell Springs at 4:00pmCT on Monday, May 20, 2019. Billy Wilson, age 39, of Pleasant Plain, Ohio was operating a 2008 Nissan car traveling west on the Cumberland Parkway and collided with a 2013 Chevy Suburban that was traveling east, being driven by 52-year-old Christopher Kamerun Mcnnane of Nashville, TN who died from injuries sustained in the crash. 
 
Wilson was arrested for DUI and lodged in the Russell County Jail. Additional charges may be forthcoming. A female and 2 juvenile passengers with Billy Wilson sustained only minor injuries.
 
The deadly crash blocked the eastbound lanes for several hours. Russell County Deputy Nathan Ginn is investigating the accident.
 

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COLUMBIA POLICE DEPT. HAS NEW RADAR UNITS

 
In an effort to continue to promote safety and security for all residents of the community, the City of Columbia installed radar in all police vehicles during the first quarter of this year. 
 
“This is the first time in over 20 years that the city police has had radar units,” said Chief Jason Cross with the Columbia City Police Department. He noted that the units were procured with funding that the city receives from the alcohol beverage tax.
 
During the past 5 weeks, close to 60 citations have been written by the department with speeding. “We have had officers say that some are going 80 to over 90 miles an hour on the bypass,” said Mayor Pamela Hoots. “We originally started the process with courtesy notices; but, citations are being written by officers. We are trying to encourage drivers to slow down.”
 
Chief Cross notes that safety is the primary concern of the local police. “We want to ensure that our residents are safe on the roadways and in their homes in our town.”
 

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2-VEHICLE CRASH INJURES 2 IN CAMPBELLSVILLE; 1 DRIVER CHARGED WITH DUI

 

On Monday, May 20, 2019 at 3:18pmET, the Campbellsville Police Department responded to an automobile collision with injuries at the intersection of East Broadway and Lebanon Avenue. A Taylor Co. woman was charged with DUI following the accident.

 

A 2008 Cadillac Escalade, operated by 51 year old Bridget Jones of Campbellsville, KY collided with a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox, operated by 25-year-old Carla Delgado. As a result of the impact, the Delgado vehicle rolled over on its side. 

 

Delgado and Jones were both transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment of possible injuries. Bridget Jones was charged with DUI.

 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

The Russell Co. School Board met on Monday evening. Jim Leib has details....

 

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PRIMARY ELECTION DAY 2019

 
It's Primary Election Day in Kentucky. On the ballot are races for governor, secretary of state, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture, state treasurer and auditor of public accounts.
 
According to the secretary of state’s office, approx. 12.5 percent of registered voters are projected to cast ballots today in Kentucky.
 
Polls will be open until 6:00 pm local time. 
 

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AREA ARRESTS 05/21/19

 
Area arrests on Monday include:
 
  • Paul Daniel Wilcher, 38, Jamestown - arrested Monday afternoon by Kentucky Park Rangers for DUI and No Seatbelt
  • Billy Wilson, 39, Pleasant Plain, Ohio - arrested on Monday night by RCSO for DUI
  • Justin Weddle, 34, Russell Springs - arrested Monday night by the RSPD for Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree (on foot); and Contempt of Court
  • Kolby Scott Conner, 21, Russell Springs - arrested Monday by the RCSO for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (excludes alcohol) 

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center
 
  • Robert Nichols, 67, Columbia - arrested Monday night by CPD for Assault, 4th degree (Child Abuse)
  • Alfred James Creselious, 33, Burkesville - arrested on Monday by BPD for Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operator's License; and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine)

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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FATAL CRASH ON CUMBERLAND PARKWAY MON. AFTERNOON

 
The Louie B. Nunn (Cumberland Parkway) in Russell County was closed for several hours on Monday afternoon following a deadly crash.
 
The 2-vehicle accident occurred 4 miles east of Russell Springs at approx. 4:00pmCT. 39-year-old Billy Wilson of Pleasant Plain, Ohio was operating a 2008 Nissan car traveling west on the Cumberland Parkway and collided with a 2013 Chevy Suburban that was traveling east. The driver of the Suburban died from injuries sustained in the crash. The name of the driver has not been released pending notification of family members. 
 
Wilson was arrested for DUI and lodged in the Russell County Jail. Additional charges may be forthcoming. A female and 2 juvenile passengers with Billy Wilson sustained only minor injuries.
 
The deadly crash blocked the eastbound lanes for several hours. Russell County Deputy Nathan Ginn is investigating the accident.
 

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COLUMBIA ZONING BOARD TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING MAY 30

 
The City of Columbia Planning and Zoning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6 p.m. in Columbia City Hall.
 
The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider the following:
 
  1. Request for zone change from R2 Low-Moderate Density Residential to C2 Highway Oriented Commercial for a lot located at 511 Burkesville Street (PVA Map No. 000-05 05-004.00). The purpose is to re-locate an auto sales business. Property owned by Dustin Brockman.

 

The hearing is open to the public.
 

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WARM WEATHER BRINGS SEASON HOME REPAIR SCAMMERS

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 20, 2019) – With temperatures on the rise, Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking Kentuckians to use caution when hiring door-to-door contractors that promise too-good-to-be-true deals. Beshear says those “deals” can quickly turn into home improvement scams.
 
Over the past two years, Beshear’s office has received nearly 400 home repair scam complaints from Kentuckians in 25 counties, including Boone, Caldwell, Fayette, Franklin, Grayson, Jefferson, McCracken, Shelby and Warren Counties.
 
Fly-by-night businesses and door-to-door scam contractors take advantage of the home repair season by guaranteeing low prices and requesting upfront payment. But those contractors provide low-quality work or never complete the work, Beshear said, and sometimes demand thousands more than the agreed upon price.   
 
Last week, Beshear’s office recovered $7,000 for a Marshall County resident who was quoted a low price and then overcharged for gravel work once the job was completed.
 
“Often saying they are working in your neighborhood, scam contractors offer ‘special deals’ on home improvement services that usually end with Kentucky families losing their hard-earned money,” Beshear said. “Kentuckians should never agree to a ‘today-only’ deal and should always check references and receive multiple estimates before signing a contract.”
 
According to Bruce Gadansky, chief operating officer for the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Louisville, southern Indiana and western Kentucky, state residents should use trusted local contractors.   
 
“They’ll tell you they just happen to be in the neighborhood sealing driveways, or repairing roofs and they’ll give you a too-good-to-be-true price to do shoddy work and then attempt to charge you three times as much as they quoted,” Gadansky said. “If they come knocking on your door, no matter how much they want in, do not let them into your home. Use local contractors established in your community, those who work and live where you do. Check out your prospective contractor at bbb.org or call your local BBB.”
 
In addition to remodels and home improvements, the second most frequently reported scam involves roofing contractors. 
 
Beshear said not all door-to-door salespersons are scammers, but Kentuckians should exercise caution. Before committing to a door-to-door sales pitch, take time to follow these tips:
 
  • Be wary of a low price quote - If you receive an unusually low price quote, be suspicious. Before you complete any large home improvement project, consider getting multiple quotes from different contractors.
  • Verify and check online reviews - Verify that the contractor or business is registered to do business in Kentucky, also check business licensing requirements with your city or county government. Verify online reviews through the BBB, and ask for ID and contact previous customer references. 
  • Avoid upfront payment - If a contractor asks for upfront payment for a small home improvement job, this should trigger a red flag. Often times, very large projects require some type of upfront payment, but only after the contractor is properly screened and a guarantee contract is signed.
  • Do not fall for high-pressure tactics - Do not rush into making a decision. Tell the salesperson you need to discuss with your family, or you are not interested. Ensure any agreement is in writing and tell the salesperson you will review the agreement and get back in contact with them.

 

One of Beshear’s top priorities is to protect Kentuckians, especially senior citizens from scams, abuse and exploitation. Beshear said the best way to stay ahead of con artists is to be aware of new and trending scams by signing up to receive Scam Alerts from the Office of the Attorney General.
 
Scam Alerts provide Kentuckians a direct alert, including tips on how to avoid scams reported in Kentucky. To enroll, text the words KYOAG Scam to GOV311 (468311), or enroll online at ag.ky.gov/scams and select text message or email alert.
 
To report a scam contact the Attorney General’s Office at 888-432-9257 and file a complaint online: https://ag.ky.gov/consumer-protection/complaints/Pages/default.aspx.
 
When Kentuckians fall victim to scams and bad business practices, Beshear’s Office of Senior Protection is there to help them recover. Beshear’s administration has returned more than $2 million to Kentuckians, averaging nearly $2,600 a day back in the pockets of Kentucky families.
 

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ACHS CLASS OF 2019 COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES MAY 24

 
The Adair County High School Class of 2019 will hold its commencement exercises on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:00pmCT at the John Burr Memorial Gymnasium (526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY). Each senior who is participating in the graduation ceremony has been given 2 tickets for early entry. Ticket holders may enter the gym at 5:30pmCT. The general public may enter at 6:00pmCT. The lower two rows on each side of the gymnasium have been designated as handicapped seating and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Accommodations will be provided for those in wheelchairs. 
 
The class of 2019 is made up of 175 students. 86 students in the class have achieved a Latin honor academic recognition. 18 students have earned a Suma Cum Laude designation (weighted GPA of 4.0 or greater), 24 students have earned a Magna Cum Laude designation (weighted GPA of 3.5 to 3.99), and 44 students have earned a Cum Laude designation (weighted GPA of 3.0 to 3.49). Seniors will also be wearing zipper pulls that denote academic and technical readiness. 49 students have met both academic and technical readiness benchmarks, 34 students have met academic ready benchmarks, and 48 students have met career readiness benchmarks. 
 
Special music will be performed by the ACHS Band and the ACHS Choir. Colors will be presented by the ACHS Cadet Corps. The motto for the Class of 2019 is, "Our lives are before us, our pasts are behind us, but our memories are forever with us.” The class chose I’ll Always Remember You by Hannah Montana as the class song, the Peace Lily as the class flower, and red, white, and blue as the class colors. 
 

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AREA ARRESTS 05/20/19

 
  • William Chumbley, 43, Russell Springs - arrested Sunday night by the RSPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree (Drug Unspecified); and Contempt of Court
  • Ronnie Hall, 50, Nancy, KY - arrested by KSP on Saturday afternoon for Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; Failure to Notify the Dept. of Transportation of Address Change; No License in Possession; and served 2 Bench Warrants for Court
  • Courtney Gray, 26, Russell Springs, KY - arrested by the RCSO on Saturday evening for Fleeing or Evading Police (on foot); Receiving Stolen Property Under $500; Failure to Appear; and Probation Violation (for Felony Offense)
  • Alicen Garrett, 24, Livingston, TN - arrested by RSPD early Sunday morning for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Less then 2 grams of Methamphetamine); and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center
 
 
  • Nicholas Murray, 35, Columbia, KY - arrested Friday afternon by the ACSO for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); and served 3 Bench Warrants for Court
  • Tammy M. Jones, 42, Burkesville, KY - arrested Friday by the CCSO for Criminal Trespassing, 1st degree; and Resisting Arrest
  • Jimmy Webb, 52, Burkesville - arrested Sunday night by BPD for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & DUI

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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KY AG'S OFFICE URGES CITIZENS TO REPORT VOTING IRREGULARITIES TO ELECTION LAW VIOLATIONS HOTLINE

 
FRANKFORT, KY. (May 15, 2019) - The Attorney General’s office is urging Kentuckians to report any violations of Kentucky’s election laws to his office’s Election Law Violations Hotline. 
 
As the primary election approaches, the Office of the Attorney General’s hotline – available during regular business hours throughout the year – opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. Eastern time on Election Day. Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are encouraged to call it at 800-328-VOTE (8683). 
 
“Voters have the right to cast their ballots free of interference or intimidation,” said Deputy Attorney General J. Michael Brown. “Anyone with information about potential violations of election law should call our hotline. We will investigate each and every complaint to ensure a fair and honest election in the Commonwealth.”
 
By law, the Office of the Attorney General has jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute election law violations. In addition to the hotline, investigators from the office are stationed throughout the state on election day to respond to complaints quickly.
 
The Attorney General’s office coordinates election monitoring with the State Board of Elections, the Secretary of State’s office, Kentucky State Police, the U.S. Attorney’s office and the FBI. OAG staff review complaints and, when appropriate, refers them for further action.
 
Updates of complaints to the hotline during Tuesday’s primary election will be available to the public and media on the website and through the office’s social media. The web page will also provide the number and types of complaints received on the hotline leading up to the election. 
 
The Office of the Attorney General, by law, cannot provide details regarding specific complaints or pending investigations.
 
Kentucky law requires the Office of the Attorney General to conduct post-election audits in no fewer than 5 percent of Kentucky’s counties after each primary and general election.
 
Recently concluded post-2018 general election audits of Breathitt, Grayson, Greenup, McCreary, Washington, Webster counties showed no potential criminal activity.
 
Following the public drawing in November, the Department of Criminal Investigations Public Integrity Unit verified election forms and interviewed county officials as part of the audits. The unit investigates numerous areas of potential corruption, including election fraud.
 
The Special Prosecutions Unit, which investigates and prosecutes election law violations, then presented the audit findings to respective grand juries.
 
The office reminds members of the news media covering the election that they may be in the voting room for the limited purpose of filming the voting process. However, as per OAG 88-76, the media may not conduct interviews with voters inside the voting room, record the identity of voters or disrupt the voting process. See KRS 117.236.
 

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ORGAN DONATION REGISTRY HAS OVER 2 MILLION REGISTRANTS

 
Trust For Life, the charitable arm of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks, announced that the Commonwealth’s Organ Donation Registry now has over two million registrants. This is a major milestone for the nonprofit and its partner organizations, all of which support the lifesaving mission of organ, eye and tissue donation and education. 
 
The announcement comes on the heels of the passage of Kentucky Senate Bill 77 that Governor Matt Bevin signed into law this past March and which expands the state’s organ and tissue donor registration for its single sign-on system starting next January 1. The first of its kind in the nation, the new system will give Kentuckians the option of registering as organ donors when they log on to the Kentucky Online Gateway website at http://bit.ly/kyonlinegateway. KOG is a repository for state services, that will greatly be assisting the current Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ driver’s license program.
 
Everyone can register as a donor by saying “yes” at your Circuit Court Clerk’s office or going online to http://www.donatelifeky.org. There are no age limits or health requirements, everyone can register as a donor.
 
 

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RUSSELL CO. AWARDED EMERGENCY ROAD AID FUNDS FOR FLOOD REPAIRS

 
Somerset, Ky. (May 17, 2019) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has announced that $22,182 in County Road Aid emergency funds will be used for flood repairs on Little Indian Drive, Logan Antle Road and Riverview Drive in Russell County. 
 
“The Bevin administration is committed to the Cabinet’s mission of providing a safe, reliable transportation network for all Kentuckians,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “These emergency funds will help repair and restore damaged infrastructure throughout this community.”
 
The Russell County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work. 

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KY AG COMMISSIONER IN RUSSELL CO. TODAY

 

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was in Russell Springs this afternoon. Commissioner Quarles stopped by Russell Co. Farm Store for Customer Appreciation Day, and the WAVE's Lisa Clark had a chance to speak with him.

 

 

Lisa Clark & Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles

 

RCHS FFA Students awaiting the arrival of Commissioner Quarles

 

Tasha McElroy had a hot job today!

 

Commissioner Quarles greeting folks at RC Farm Store
 

Brian McElroy making sure the bottled water stayed iced down!

 

Lisa's 1st grade teacher from RSES "Ms. Jane" (Jane Johnson)

 

 

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COLUMBIA - ADAIR EDA BOARD MEETING MAY 21

 
The regular meeting of the Columbia/Adair County EDA Board will meet on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:00amCT in the Board Room of the Chamber of Commerce, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY with Chairman, Mark Dykes presiding.
 
AGENDA:
Presiding - Mark Dykes, Chairman
Welcome and Call To Order
Determination of a Quorum
 

Approval of Minutes as presented - Kenzie Rowe, Secretary

Approval of Treasurer’s Report as presented - Treasurer Ann Martin

 

Business: 

  • Discussion on the Industrial park road improvement project.
  • Proceed on advertising for bids on the project.

 

Other Business for discussion or Announcements
 
Adjourn
 
The next board meeting will be June 18, 2019 at 8:00amCT.
 

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CASEY CO. DRUG BUST RESULTS IN 2 ARRESTS

 
An anonymous tip led to the arrest of two men at a Casey County country store yesterday.
 
Sheriff Chad Weddle responded to the call at the junction of HWY 49 & KY 1547 around 9:00amET on Thursday morning, May 16, 2019 where he found a vehicle in the parking lot with a flat tire. A passenger in the car, 35-year-old Ronald Justin Lynn of Hustonville, KY stated the driver, Ryan Goode, 37, of Liberty, KY was inside the store. Goode was found hiding in a dark "Employee Only" room. The citation states Goode appeared hyperactive and unstable on his feet.
 
Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett and his K9 "Mako" also responded, with Mako alerting on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 2 baggies of Crystal Methamphetamine, a Meth Pipe, 2 empty baggies, a set of Digital Scales, a Loaded 12 guage Shotgun, and a Police Scanner radio.
 
Goode was charged with Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Methamphetamine & Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, & Possession/Use of a Radio that Sends & Receives Police Messages.
 
Lynn was arrested on outstanding Casey County warrants for Failure to Appear to answer charges of No Registration Plates, No Insurance, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, DUI, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License. Also on warrants out of Clinton County for Failure to Appear to answer charges of Possession of Marijuana/Drug Paraphernalia, License to be In Possession, Receiving Stolen Property (under $10,000), No Insurance, Failure to Register Transfer of a Motor Vehicle, DUI-2nd Offense, & Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified).
 
Both men were lodged in the Casey County Jail.
 

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AREA ARRESTS 05/17/19

 
  • Cassie White, 37, Burkesville - arrested Thursday evening by Burkesville PD for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); & Possession of Marijuana
  • Carlos Grant, 45, Columbia - arrested Thursday morning by CPD for Failure to Signal; Failure to Wear Seatbelt; & Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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ADAIR CO. ARRESTS 05/16/19

 

  • Kendall Warrington, 47, Columbia - arrested by KSP on Wednesday evening for Resisting Arrest; Menacing; Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; and 3 counts of Failure to Appear
  • Jose Madrigal, 43, Danville - arrested by KSP on Wednesday night for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc., 1st offense
  • Terry Simpson, 51, Columbia - arrested on Wednesday night by KSP for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc., 1st offense (aggravating circumstance)
  • Noah Dean Lankford, 57, Columbia - arrested overnight by KSP for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc., 2nd offense; and One Headlight
  • Tony A. Beard, 50, Columbia - arrested early this morning (Thursday) by ACSO for Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence) Minor Injuries

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KSP CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN MAY 20 - JUNE2

 
Columbia, Ky. (May 14, 2019) -The Kentucky State Police (KSP) will participate in this year’s national Click It or Ticket (CIOT) seat belt campaign, which will take place May 20 through June 2, 2019. CIOT is a highly visible seat belt enforcement campaign that includes highly visible enforcement and media messaging to ensure motorists are buckled up.  
 
According to NHTSA, in 2017, there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 55 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m.–5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. 
 
“The Click It or Ticket campaign is so important because it raises awareness about seat belt safety during the time period when seat belts are least used,” said [KSP Captain Official]. “With an increased number of cars on Kentucky highways during the Memorial Day holiday, it’s imperative we get the word out about the importance of seat belt safety.” 
 
“If the enforcement crackdown wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving, we’ll consider our campaign to be a success,” said [KSP Captain/Official]. “If you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please ask them to consider changing their habits. Help us spread this lifesaving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up—every trip, every time.” 
 

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AREA ARRESTS 05/15/19

 

The following arrests were made on Tuesday, May 14, 2019:

 

  • Virginia Adkins, 37, Russell Springs - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of Marijuana; & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Adkins was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
  • Bradley Richardson, 43, Russell Springs - arrested by the RCSO and charged with Criminal Mischief, 2nd degree. Richardson was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
  • Tyler Scott Grooms, 28, Columbia - arrested by the ACSO for Burglary, 3rd degree. He was lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
  • Demetrias Matherly, 25, Liberty - arrested by the ACSO for Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree and lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.

 

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COLUMBIA-ADAIR CO. CHAMBER AWARD WINNERS

 

The 2019 Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet was held on Tuesday evening at the LWC Cranmer Dining Hall. Former Kentucky House Speaker Jody Richards was the guest speaker, and awards were presented to various individuals.

 

AWARD RECIPIENTS:

 

BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR - Easton Bryant (North Century Pharmacy)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTSTANDING BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR - Pam Scott (Lewis Transport)

 

 

INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR - 313 Maple Florist & Gifts (Alexis Jennings)

 

 

OUTSTANDING AGRICULTURIST - Vicky Pike (Ms. Vicky's Angus Farms)

 

 

OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR - Kirby Hancock (ACHS Ag Teacher)

 


OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE - Teresa Bright (Adair Co. Extension Office)

 


OUTSTANDING HEALTH ADVOCATE - Jo Greene (First Choice Immediate Care)

 


OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER - Gina Baker (Downtown Days & Relay For Life)

 


 

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R.C. MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING SEARCH OF RESIDENCE

 
A Russell County man was arrested on drug charges yesterday after a search of his residence.
 
According to Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston, a search warrant was executed Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5:40pmCT at 386 J. Oaks Road in the Jabez community of Russell County where an indoor grow operation was discovered. As a result, Charles A. Faught was charged with Cultivating Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphanalia. 
 
Sheriff Derek Polston, Chief Deputy Jerry Melton, and Deputies Kenny Perkins & Nathan Ginn were involved in the search. 
 
Sheriff Polston reminds anyone that may have drug problems in their area, to call the Russell County Sheriffs Office Drug/Wanted Persons anonymous tip line at 270-343-8116.

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ABANDONED HOUSE DESTROYED BY FIRE IN ADAIR CO.

 
The Adair County Fire Department responded to an abandoned house fire on Sunday morning at 2:25amCT at 121 Bob Spencer Road. Upon firefighters arrival, the house was completely burned down and was a total loss. 16 firemen were on the scene for approx. 45 minutes.  
 

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ADAIR FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 

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

 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 
The Russell Co. Fiscal Court met on Monday evening, May 13, 2019. 
 
A $9.1 million budget was approved for the new fiscal year; the court approved of a utility easement at the Lake Cumberland Recreational area by a vote of 3 to 2; Two ambulance board members were appointed; and approval was given for a slide project on D. Mann Road. Russell County Judge Exec. Gary D. Robertson gives us a recap of the meeting.....
 

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AREA ARRESTS 05/14/19

 
2 Tennessee men were arrested in Russell Co. on Sunday morning, May 12, 2019 following a traffic stop.
 
 
Donald Lee Cooper, 53, of Cookeville, Tennessee and James Ryan Handy, 36, of Livingston, Tennessee were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Cooper was also charged with Failure to Appear and Non-Payment of Court Costs, Fees or Fines.
 
Both men were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center by Russell County Deputy Sheriff Nathan Ginn.
 
OTHER AREA ARRESTS:
 
  • Justin M. Weddle, 34, of Russell Springs - arrested Sunday for Criminal Trespassing, 3rd degree 
  • Curtis D. Montgomery, 25, Russell Springs - arrested Friday by the RSPD for DUI; Driving on a DUI Suspended License; Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance; No Registration Plates
  • Barbara Evelyne Wheeler, 48, Liberty, KY - arrested Sunday by the RCSO for DUI and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree (Drug Unspecified)
  • Douglas Wayne Polston, 55, Russell Springs - arrested Monday evening by the RSPD for Registered Sex Offender Residence Restrictions, 1st offense

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.

 

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ADAIR SHERIFFS OFFICE RECEIVES NEW PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST DEVICES

 
The Adair County Sheriff’s Office has received 3 new PBT’s (Preliminary Breath Test devices). 
 
Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman met last week with Aimee Weddle, a Prevention Specialist at the Adanta Regional Prevention Center in Somerset, KY and discussed the need the sheriff's office had for breath test devices. Less than a week later, (Monday morning) Weddle delivered 3 new ones to the office. The PBT's were received from Adanta Behavioral Health Services in conjunction with a grant the Adair Co. Sheriff's Office received . 
 
On behalf of the entire office, Sheriff Brockman wants to thank Ms. Weddle for her help, and Adanta for their work in the region. Sheriff Brockman says the PBT’s will be used roadside and at calls for investigative purposes.
 
The cost of PBT’s are approximately $600.00 each. With the grant and Weddle's assistance, the sheriff's office and Adair County taxpayers saved over $1800.00. 
 

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ADAIR CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE MAKES 3 FELONY DRUG ARRESTS

 
On Wednesday, May 8, 2019 the Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to northern Adair County to an area known as "Butler Branch" in response to a suspicious person call. Deputy Josh Durbin located 31-year-old Terry Noe lying in a ditch. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Noe was in possession of methamphetamine. Noe was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (methamphetamine). 
 
On Friday, May 10, 2019 the Adair County Sheriff's office conducted a traffic stop at 9:05pmCT on Campbellsville Street. The driver, Ashley Stotts, 35, of Columbia, KY was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine) and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree. The arrest was made by Chief Deputy Justin Cross and Deputy Chandler Staten. Stotts was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 
On Saturday, May 11, 2019 the Adair County Sheriff's Office was attempting to locate an Adair County man on an outstanding warrant. When the suspect saw deputies coming, he fled and attempted to hide. 47-year-old Timmy Franklin of Columbia, KY was located hiding in the bed of a truck and was arrested. Deputy Josh Durbin and his K-9 "Nitro" was called to assist. Nitro gave a positive indicator and methamphetamine was located. Franklin was arrested on an outstanding Adair District Court warrant and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Methamphetamine). He was lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail. Chief Deputy Justin Cross, Deputy Chandler Staten, Deputy Josh Durbin and K-9 Nitro all assissted in the arrest.
 

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FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

 

FoodStock, a Food Truck Festival, was held Saturday in Somerset.

Jeff Henderson was there with Mayor Alan Keck...

 

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ROAD CLOSURE IN METCALFE CO.

 
KY 163 (Tompkinsville Road) in Metcalfe County, KY will be closed beginning Monday, May 13th, 2019. Contractors are expected to work on a project that will replace the bridge and approaches over Rogers Creek.

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KBC CHURCH SECURITY CONFERENCE

 
Several church & public safety leaders from Adair and surrounding counties attended the Kentucky Baptist Convention - Church Security Conference in Bowling Green, KY on Saturday, May 11, 2019. In the ever changing world, the need for church and faith based event security is a must!  
 
 
Pictured left to right: Kevin Atwood, Columbia PD - School Resource Officer; Jimmie Cox, Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church - Ret. KSP; Josh Brockman, Adair Co Sheriff; Mike Keltner, Adair EM-EMS-Dep. Coroner 

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ADAIR COUNTY INDICTMENTS

 

An Adair County Grand Jury returned numous indictments on Friday, May 10, 2019

 

  • Joseph Elders, 32, Louisville - Bail Jumping; Persistent Felony Offender

 

  • Marion Fisher, 28, Russell Springs - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Assault, 3rd degree; Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree; Resisting Artest; Disorderly Conduct, 1st degree 

 

  • David S. Corbin, 39, Jamestown - Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree; Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree (6 counts); Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree (Police Officer) (5 counts); Criminal Mischief, 1st degree; Speeding 26 MPH or More Over The Limit; Disregarding a Stop Sign; Reckless Driving; Improper Passing; Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree (threatened to kill Michelle Corbin, according to the indictment); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Marijuana Cultivation, more than 5 plants, 2nd or Subsequent Offense 

 

  • Erik W. Thompson, 27, Columbia - Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of  Drug Paraphernalia 

 

  • Clifton Daniel Bault, 31, Columbia - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of  Drug Paraphernalia; D.U.I.; Driving on a D.U.I. Suspended License, 1st Offense (Aggravating Circumstance)

 

  • Lonnie L. Mann, 24, Columbia - Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of  Drug Paraphernalia; One Headlight

 

  • Troy E. Harris, 49, Columbia - Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd or subsequent offense (Less than 2 grams of Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (2 counts)

 

 

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AREA ARRESTS 05/10/19

 

  • Byron Marcum, 36, of Russell Springs - arrested Thursday by KSP for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia & DUI
  • Jamie Hurt, 39, Burkesville - arrested Thursday for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Disregarding a stop sign
  • Tyron Vanarsdale, 44, Columbia - arrested by the ACSO Thursday night for Violation of a Ky EPO/DVO

 

Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.

 
  • Christopher Michael Austin, - arrested for Burglary, 3rd degree; Violation of a KY EPO; Criminal Trespassing, 3rd degree; Theft of Services
  • Stephanie Miller, 31, Jamestown - arrested by the Jamestown Police Dept. for Theft by Unlawful Taking (Shoplifting under $500) & Public Intoxication (excluding alcohol)
  • Jonathan Davis, 37, Russell Springs - arrested by the RSPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Tampering With Physical Evidence; Theft by Unlawful Taking ($500 or more); Persistent Felony Offender; & issued 2 citations for Failure to Appear
  • Melanie Burkhart, 49, Russell Springs - arrested by the RSPD for Theft by Unlawful Taking ($500 or more); Persistent Felony Offender
  • Brandy Farrell Tolliver, 41, Russell Springs - arrested by the RCSO for Assault, 4th degree (domestic violence); Unlawful Imprisonment, 2nd degree

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.
 

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ADAIR CO. FIRE DESTROYS HOME

 
An Adair County woman and her 3 children lost everything in a house fire last evening.
 
Angela Parnell & her 3 kids lost everything in the fire that occurred on Thursday night in the Sparksville area. To donate items, call 270-634-3992.
 
 

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RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

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

 

 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING MAY 14

 

The Adair County Fiscal Court will have a Special Regular Called Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 4:00pmCT in the basement of the Adair Annex.
 
AGENDA
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
                                                    
1.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 
  • May 6, 2019 Special Called Meeting   
3. DISBURSEMENTS (BILLS)
4.A.) SHERIFF’S REPORT 
   B.) ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT 
   C.) G.R.A.S. REPORT 
   D.) COMMITTEE REPORTS 
   E.) JAIL REPORT 
 
5. TREASURER
  • TREASURER’S REPORT 
  • APPROVAL OF 2019-2020 BUDGET-1ST READING 
  • APPROVAL OF 2019-2020-STANDING ORDERS                
6.   BUDGET AMENDMENTS 
A) 2ND READING TO AMEND 2018-2019 BUDGET
7.   TRANFERS 
  • LINE TO LINE TRANSFERS
  • FUND TO FUND TRANSFERS                

8.  COURT ORDERS 

9.  READING OF ROADS        
10  ACTION ITEMS:                               
  • AMBULANCE BOARD APPOINMENT 
  • BREEDING FIRE DEPT. GRANT RESOLUTION-APPROVAL FOR JUDGE COWAN TO SIGN 
  • APPROVAL FOR AOC-COURT FACILITIES LOCAL GOVERNMENT REIMBURSEMENT FORM
  • ACCEPT/REJECT ROAD SALT BID THROUGH KACO REVERSE AUCTION
  • PERMISSION FOR JUDGE TO SIGN AUCTION CONTRACT AND INVENTORY LIST FOR J.M. WOOD AUCTION OF MACK TRUCK
  • PERMISSION TO SIGN MOA AGREEMENT WITH MARION CO. JAIL 
  • DECLARATION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR ROAD DEPT. 
  • APPROVAL TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS ON SURPLUS PROPERTY 
  • OLD ROLLIN COOMER RD. BRIDGE-DISSUSSION WITH POSSIBLE ACTION 
  • JELAINE HARLOW-COMMUNITY HEALTH UPDATE
  • TVA RESOLUTION-2020 FISCAL YEAR 
  • PERMISSION FOR THE JUDGE TO SIGN FIREWORK CONTRACTS- BETWEEN COUNTY/LWC & COUNTY/CASEY CREEK PYRO.
  • SOUTHERN HEALTH PARTNER RENEWAL
  • PERMISSION TO PAY THE JUDGE’S INCINTIVE PAY 
  • FISCAL COURT NO L0NGER RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING SALES TAX 
  • APPROVAL TO ADVERTISE ROAD BIDS 
  • OPEN DUMPTRUCK BIDS
  • AWARD/REJECT DUMPTRUCK BIDS
  • 911 DISPATCHER MOVE TO TEMPORARY FT FROM PT-SIERRA DURBIN 
  • DISCUSSION OF SCHOOL RESOURE OFFICER 
  • COUNTY CLERK’S CLAIM FOR CALCULATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE AND BOAT BILLS FOR 2018
  • GRADER REPAIR DISCUSSION  
11.    PUBLIC COMMENTS
12..   ADJOURN
 

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ADAIR CO. DRUG ARREST

 
Columbia Police Department Officers responded to a report of a possible car accident near the Lindsey Wilson College campus on Wednesday night, May 8, 2019 just after 10:00pmCT. A vehicle matching the initial description was located at Lindsey Wilson College. A person in the vicinity of the auto was briefly spoken to by responding Officers and found to be under the influence.
 
25-year-old Kemet Rufus of Columbia, KY was placed under arrested for Public Intoxication (Excluding Alcohol), Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Original Container, and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Opiates). He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 
Officer John Dial was the arresting officer. He was assisted by Officer Drew Conn.

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R.C. FISCAL COURT SPECIAL CALLED & REGULAR MEETINGS MAY 13

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will have a "Special Called Meeting" on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 5:45pmCT prior to the regular monthly court meeting for the purpose of holding a Public Hearing for LGEA & County Road Aid Funds. 
 
AGENDA:
  • PUBLIC DISCUSSION FOR USE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE 
  • PUBLIC DISCUSSION FOR USE OF COUNTY ROAD AID FUNDS. 
  • ADJOURN 

 

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will have a reguar monthly court meeting at 6:00pmCT on Monday, May 13, 2019. 
 
AGENDA 
WELCOME, PLEDGE & OPENING PRAYER 
MINUTES 
PAY BILLS 
DETENTION CENTER REPORT 
SHERIFF’S REPORT 
TREASURER’S MONTHLY SETTLEMENT REPORT 
2nd READING ORDINANCE 19-03 BUDGET AMENDMENT 
2ND READING ORDINANCE 19-04 - 2019-2020 FISCAL COURT BUDGET & RECURRING EXPENSES 
TRANSFER $3,264.00 FROM GENERAL TO GRANTS FOR VOCA GRANT 
TRANSFER $141,999.40 FROM GRANTS TO GENERAL 
RECYCLE ROLL OFF TRUCK LEASE – KACO & WORLDWIDE EQUIPMENT 
AMBULANCE BOARD APPOINTMENTS 
ACCEPT SALT BID FROM KACO REVERSE SALT AUCTION 
OPEN BIDS FOR JANITORIAL SUPPLIES 
OPEN BIDS FOR FUEL, OIL, CHIP & SEAL, HOT MIX, BLACKTOP, POTHOLE PATCH, ROCK & TILE 
LAKE CUMBERLAND RECREATION AREA EASEMENT 
D MANN ROAD SLIDE PROJECT 
LOGAN ANTLE ROAD BRIDGE PROJECT 
PREAPPROVAL TO PAY LIBRARY WHEN FLOOD CONTROL MONEY COMES IN 
DISCUSSION OF PURCHASE OF OLD RUSSELL COUNTY LIBRARY BUILDING 
OTHER 
ADJOURN 
 

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ARRESTS 05/09/19

 

  • Tenika Pierce, 28, Breeding - arrested early this morning (Thursday) by the RSPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Tampering with Physical Evidence; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Kenneth Maurice Bartrug, 36, Russell Springs - arrested Wednesday afternoon by the RSPD for Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; No Registration Plates; Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle; Failure to Maintain Required Insurance, 1st offense
  • Cody Gaines, 20, Russell Springs - arretsed Wednesday by the RSPD for Harassment (No Physical Contact), and Indecent Exposure, 2nd degree
  • Elden Passmore, 35, Russell Springs - arrested by the RCSO on Wednesday for Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree (motor vehicle); Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree (Police Officer); Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree; served 4 Bench Warrants for Court
  • Brant Lane, 41, Columbia - arrested early this morning (Thursday) by the RSPD for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Cocaine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Tampering with Physical Evidence
  • Tenika Pierce, 28, Breeding - arrested early this morning (Thursday) by the RCSO for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Tampering with Physical Evidence

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 
  • Brandon Jones, 33, Columbia - arrested Wednesday night by KSP for Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd dgree (on foot); Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (excluding alcohol); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Resisting Arrest; & served a Parole Violation Warrant
  • Kemet Rufus, 25, Columbia - arrested Wednesday by the CPD for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (excluding alcohol); Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance, 2nd offense; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Opiates); Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, 1st offense
  • April Osbourne, 34, Albany - arrested on Wednesday by the Cumberland Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Marijuana; Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance
  • Timothy Alexander, 37, Burkesville - arrested by the Burkesville Police Dept. for Assault, 4th degree (domestic violence) Minor Injuries
  • Lacy Grant, 47, Glensfork - arrested Wednesday evening by KSP for DUI & Driving on a DUI Suspended License, 1st offense

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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KEVIN'S KIDS $73,000 CHECK PRESENTATION

 
37% of Russell County children are living in poverty. The $73,000 raised this year for Kevin's Kids will certainly make a positive impact in many lives!
 
Kevin Williams, founder of Kevin's Kids, was in Russell Co. yesterday (Wednesday) to present the check to R.C. school officials. This year was the 6th annual concert held to raise money for Russell County children in need. The concert broke another record... $73,000! The money is solely used by the school’s Youth and Family Resource Center to buy essential items like clothes, shoes, back-packs, hygiene products, etc.
 
Over $270,000 has been raised in the past 6 years for Kevin's Kids and organizers will be meeting soon to begin work on next year's concert.
 
 

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL MEETING MAY 9

 
The Russell Springs City Council will meet Thursday, May 9th, 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) LCADD 50TH YEAR OF SERVICE RECOGNITION

b) COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

c) SHIRLEY ROBERSON – RUSSELL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT HEALTH

STUDY ASSESSMENT

d) JENNIFER HARDWICK – RUSSELL COUNTY CONSERVATION OFFICE

e) HIRING OF LIFE GUARDS

f) SALT BID

g) SURPLUS OF PROPERTY, EQUIPMENT, AND VEHICLES

ADJOURNMENT

 

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CASEY COUNTY VFW IN DANGER OF CLOSING

 

There is a very important meeting tonight at 7pm at the Casey County VFW.  Here's Post Commander, Claude Wyatt...

The post is located on West KY 70. For more information, call Claude Wyatt at 606-706-1715.

 

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LIBERTY MAN WANTED IN CONNECTION TO A STABBING

 

Liberty Police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect wanted in connection to a stabbing incident.

 

Edwin "Eddie" Lane is described as a white male in his mid 20's, small build with a beard and dark hair. He is believed to be in the Liberty area. An arrest warrant has been issued on charges of Assault-2nd Degree, and Unlawful Imprisonment. Liberty Police Chief Garrett warns if you see Lane, do not engage him, but contact law enforcement immediately.

 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING COLUMBIA AREA HIDTA DRUG TASK FORCE INVESTIGATION

 
On Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 members of the Columbia Area HIDTA Drug Task Force made an arrest following an investigation in Taylor County. Arrested was 21-year-old Michael Smithers Jr. of Campbellsville, KY. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Offense (Heroin) and Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree. More charges will be presented to a Taylor County Grand Jury and more suspects are expected to be indicted.  
 
The Columbia Area HIDTA Drug Task Force includes the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations WEST, KSP Interdiction, Columbia Police Department, and Campbellsville Police Department.  All agencies assisted in this investigation.
 

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LWC CAPTURES MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE PRESIDENT'S CUP

 
COLUMBIA, Ky. – For the 8th year in a row, Lindsey Wilson has captured the Mid-South Conference President’s Cup, conference officials announced on Wednesday.
 
The Blue Raiders also won the women's all-sports trophy as the men finished in second behind Cumberlands (Ky.) who tallied 68 total points.
 
Lindsey Wilson scored 133.5 points in the all-sports competition to capture the ninth overall cup in school history. The Blue Raiders tallied 64.5 points in the Men's All-Sports Trophy and 69 points in the Women’s All-Sports Trophy.
 
The points are awarded based on the final regular-season standings for each conference-sanctioned sport. The regular-season champion or event champion -- in the case where there is no regular season -- in each sport receives 10 points with second place receiving nine points, etc. The top seven male and top seven female team finish for each institution will generate the institution's overall totals.
 
Cumberlands (Ky.) finished second with 132.5 points, just one point off the pace Lindsey Wilson set while Campbellsville (Ky.) was third with 116.5 points. Cumberland (Tenn.) finished fourth with 107.5 points; Georgetown (Ky.) was fifth with 98.5 points and Pikeville (Ky.) tied for sixth with Shawnee State (Ohio) with 95.5 points. Rounding out the President's Cup standings is Life (Ga.) with 80.5 points.
 
In the spring, Lindsey Wilson picked up team championships in men's golf, softball, women’s tennis, men’s tennis and women’s outdoor track and field in the spring season.
 
Cumberlands earned spring championships in baseball, archery, women’s golf and men’s track and field while Cumberland captured the championship in women’s golf and men’s tennis. 
 
Lindsey Wilson is now the conferences all-time leader in Presidents Cup Trophies with nine in their history. Cumberlands has won eight cups for the second most in the MSC as Georgetown has four with two outright cups and a shared title for their third and a fourth cup. Campbellsville won the President's Cup twice and Cumberland owns one.
 
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES & OUTSTANDING WARRANTS

 
An Adair County man has been arrested on drug charges and on outstanding warrants. 
 
The Adair County Sheriffs Office was dispatched to the 800 block of Royal Oaks on a suspicious person complaint on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 2:30pmCT. When Deputy Derek Padgett arrived in the area, he located 39 year old Lonnie Taylor of Columbia, KY who matched the description that was given. Upon interviewing the suspect, over 6 grams of methamphetamine was located. It was also found that Taylor had 7 warrants for his arrest from Adair and Taylor counties.  
 
Taylor was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by Sheriffs Deputy Derek Padgett on the following charges:
 
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree methamphetamine . 
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • 7 Warrants of arrest executed 

 

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BODY FOUND IN TAYLOR COUNTY

 
A body has been found near the home of an elderly Taylor County man who was reported missing more than a month ago. Larry Smith has details.
 

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KSP CHARGES TAYLOR CO. MAN WITH CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OFFENSES

 
Campbellsville, Ky. (May 8, 2019) - On Monday, May 6, 2019 the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Reed E. Benningfield, 34, on charges related to promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance.
 
Benningfield was arrested as the result of an anonymous tip to the KSP Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect had successfully installed a video recording device to capture a female child in the shower. 
 
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Campbellsville on May 6, 2019. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
 
Benningfield is currently charged with three counts of promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance. Each charge is a Class-B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
 

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HOMELESS MAN ARRESTED IN CUMBERLAND CO. ON TUESDAY

 
A man who lists his address as "homeless" was arrested in Cumberland Co. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 on numerous charges.
 
Charles J. Thurman, age 32, was arrested by Burkesville Police for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of Marijuana; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (Excluding Alcohol); Resisting Arrest; and Violation of a Kentucky Emergency Protective Order (EPO).
 
Thurman was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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ACHS TEACHER ON JEOPARDY WAS WAVE GUEST TODAY

 

ACHS English Teacher Vicki Leibeck Owsley is appearing on Jeopardy Wednesday at 6:30pmCT. The show was taped in April, and Vicki was a guest on the WAVE Morning Show this morning (Tuesday). Vicki talked about her experience being on the long-time game show with host Alex Trebek......
 

 

 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE WOMAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING POLICE PURSUIT

 
Green County, KY (May 7, 2019) - On Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at approximately 7:59pmET, KSP Post 15 was notified that officers with the Campbellsville Police Department were in pursuit of a 2010 Chevy Impala being operated by LaRhonda Perez of Campbellsville, KY. Perez had active arrest warrants against her. Trooper Marvin Blakey joined the pursuit on KY 61N. The pursuit reached speeds in excess of 100 MPH as Perez crossed into Larue County on 31E toward Hodgenville, KY. She lost control of her vehicle in a curve near Save-A-Lot.
 
Perez was arrested on the following charges:
  • Speeding, 26 mph over the limit
  • Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree (motor vehicle)
  • Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree (police officer)
  • DUI 2nd (aggravating circumstance)
  • Reckless Driving
  • Improper Passing
  • Failure to Wear Seatbelts
  • Failure to Produce Insurance Card &
  • Resisting Arrest

 

LaRhonda Perez was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. 

 

 

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ADAIR CO. MAN & A PULASKI CO. WOMAN ARRESTED ON ROBBERY & KIDNAPPING CHARGES

 
An Adair Co. man and a Pulaski Co. woman have been arrested on armed robbery & kidnapping charges in connection with an incident in Pulaski County last week.
 
According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday, May 3, 2019, Blake Tuttle, 27, of Somerset, KY reported that he was robbed and kidnapped the day before (Thursday, May 2nd). Tuttle told Deputies that 30-year-old Joshua Akin of Columbia, KY had assaulted him with a handgun. He also stated that Akin and 26-year-old Amber Cole of Somerset, KY had held him for several hours, and then stole his 2011 Dodge Nitro. After Tuttle was released, a family member took him to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset for treatment of facial injuries.
 
At 9:13pmET on Friday night, deputies received information from the victim's father that he had found his son's stolen vehicle in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store on the corner of West Ky. 80 and Ky. 914. After arriving at the store, deputies were told that the two suspects fled on foot. Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office K-9 "Leo" & his handler were used to search the area. They found several small baggies containing "suspected methamphetamine" and a defaced 9mm handgun that the suspects allegedly discarded. Akin & Cole were eventually tracked to a nearby residence and arrested without incident.
 
Joshua Akin, 30, of Columbia, KY was charged with Robbery, 1st degree (Firearms Enhanced); Kidnapping (with Serious Physical Injury); Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon; Possession of a Defaced Firearm; and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (Less than 2 grams of Methamphetamine) (Firearm Enhanced).
 
Amber R. Cole, 26, of Somerset, KY was charged with Complicity to Robbery, 1st degree; Complicity to Kidnapping (With Serious Physical Injury); Possession of a Defaced Firearm; Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Less than 2 grams of Methamphetamine) (Firearms Enhanced)
 
Both are being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center without bond.
 

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AREA ARRESTS 05/07/19

 
  • Terry Noe, 31, Columbia - arrested Monday night for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd Offense; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); & Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd degree (Drug Unspecified)
  • David McGraw, 33, Columbia - arrested Monday evening for Terroristic Threatening & Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place
  • Lonnie Taylor, 39, Columbia - arrested Monday afternoon by the ACSO for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Kevin Adams, 54, Burkesville - arrested Monday morning by the ACSO for Burglary, 3rd degree

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

  • Nicole Tarry, 29, Russell Springs - arrested early Monday morning by the RSPD for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; Reckless Driving; Failure to Wear Seat Belt; & arrested on a Probation Violation (for a technical violation)
  • Sharla Lynn Brown, 34, Albany - arrested Monday morning for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Meth); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & Controlled Substance Endangerment to a Child, 4th degree

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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CASEY CO. MAN CONVICTED ON DRUG CHARGES; JURY RECOMMENDS 15 YEARS

 
On Monday, May 6, 2019 a Casey County Circuit Court jury convicted James H. Shell, age 54, of Marijuana Cultivation - 5 or More Plants. The jury also convicted Shell of being a 1st-Degree Persistent Felony Offender and recommended that he serve 15 years in prison. 
 
According to testimony at trial, Trooper David Long, an aerial spotter with the Kentucky State Police Marijuana Eradication Task Force, discovered marijuana plants growing in an area near Bryant Ridge Road in Casey County in July, 2018. The aircraft landed near the location of the marijuana plants and Long observed James H. Shell operating a chainsaw clearing a tree near several of the plants. KSP Detective Clint Walker, an officer with the Kentucky State Police Cannabis Suppression Unit, responded to that location and conducted further investigation which led to the discovery of 409 marijuana plants and several items of evidence which linked Shell to the marijuana. The plants were confiscated by the KSP Marijuana Eradication Task Force. Testimony at trial revealed that the plants had an estimated street value in excess of $818,000, with the potential to produce over 400 pounds of processed marijuana. 
 
Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Wright prosecuted the case and presented evidence pertaining to Shell’s cultivation of the marijuana in the first stage of the trial. During the penalty phase of the trial, Wright introduced evidence concerning Shell’s prior criminal record, including certified copies of prior convictions for Assault, Flagrant Nonsupport, and Escape. 
 
After hearing evidence pertaining to Shell’s cultivation of the marijuana and evidence of his prior criminal history, the jury deliberated and returned with their verdict fixing Shell’s punishment at imprisonment for 15 years. Wright commended Det. Walker and the other officers for their efforts in removing such a large quantity of illegal drugs from Casey County. Wright added, “my office will continue to aggressively prosecute those persons who choose to profit from the production and/or sale of illegal drugs in this jurisdiction.” 
 
Formal sentencing for James Shell is scheduled for July 8, 2019, before Casey Circuit Judge Judy Vance Murphy. 

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REAR-END COLLISION IN ADAIR CO. RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

 
On Sunday, May 4th, 2019 the Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to the 2200 Block of Hwy 55N to a 2-vehicle accident. A northbound 2002 Chevy Cavalier, operated by Diana Grider of Columbia, KY started to pass another vehicle and failed to observe a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by Tandy Rogers of Columbia, KY stopped in traffic waiting to make a left-hand turn. Grider then struck the rear of Rogers vehicle.
 
All occupants involved were treated and released by Adair County EMS.
 
Adair County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Padgett is investigating the collision. He was assisted on scene by Adair County EMS and Columbia City Police Officer Jamie Cole.
 

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CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session yesterday.

Judge Executive Randy Dial gave a first reading of the budget for fiscal year 2020. 

A check was submitted for approval for work toward the 911 tower project. Judge Dial...

The court voted to sign the discretionary money agreement concerning road funds recently awarded to the county. Judge Dial...

The court went into executive session for about 30 minutes to discuss personnel. No action was taken.

Judge Dial told the magistrates that he is still  checking into a body scanner for the jail...

Several weeks ago, County Corner Kurt Demrow asked the court to consider adding a second paid deputy for his office. The issue was tabled at that time, and was re-opened last night. The court voted to deny that request. 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle gave his activity report for the month of April...

The next regular meeting of the Casey County Fiscal Court will be on Monday, May 20th.

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GREEN CO. TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO 3 DRUG ARRESTS

 
Green County, KY (May 6, 2019) - On Sunday, May 5, 2019 at approx.8:16amCT, KSP Trooper Clint Bale was on routine patrol on Penitentiary Bend Rd when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2004 Nissan Maxima for a traffic violation. Tpr. Bale made contact with the driver of the vehicle, 25-year-old Jessica Jones of Columbia, KY. Consent to search the vehicle was given, resulting in Tpr. Bale locating marijuana, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, digital scales and plastic bags.  
 
Jessica Jones was arrested on the following charges: Failure to Wear Seat Belt, Operating a Vehicle with Expired Operator's License, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree (more than 2 grams of Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd degree (Drug Unspecified), and Tampering with Physical Evidence. 
 
2 passengers were also arrested: 
  • Joshua Judd, 30, of Greensburg, KY -  arrested and charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree (more than 2 grams of Methamphetamine), & Promoting Contraband
  • Dustin Jones, 34, of Greensburg, KY - charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree (more than 2 grams of Methamphetamine) and was also arrested on an Outstanding Parole Violation Warrant 

 

All subjects were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. 
 

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AREA ARRESTS 05/06/19

 
  • John Zimmerman, 25, Jamestown - arrested Sunday by the RCSO for Rape, 3rd degree & Assault, 4th degree (domestic violence). Lodged in the Russell County Jail.
  • Elizabeth Cauldwell, 53, Russell Springs - arrested Saturday night by the RSPD for Possession of Marijuana; 2 counts of Poss of Drug Paraphernalia; 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree (Drug Unspecified)
  • Elizabeth Schueler, 38, Nancy - arrested Saturday night for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (Excluding Alcohol). Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail
  • Elizabeth Marie Hollon, 42, Nancy - arrested Saturday night for DUI & Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree. Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.
  • Thomas Clayton, 57, of Jamestown - arrested by the RSPD for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place (1st & 2nd offense). Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
  • Brian E. Hawkins, 50, of Burkesville -  arrested Saturday night by the BPD for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Tampering With Physical Evidence; Failure to Maintain Required Insurance; No Operators - Moped License; & Failure to Signal. Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
  • Lisa Parrish, 28, Columbia - arrested Saturday night by KSP for DUI; Failure to Wear Seat Belt; One Headlight; & Improper Equipment. Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

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2 ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING PURSUIT

 

Casey County, KY (May 6, 2019) - On Friday, May 3, 2019 at approximately 4:45pmET, KSP Trooper Billy Begley attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 2003 BMW for a traffic violation on U.S. 127, 4 miles north of Liberty, KY when the driver began to elude police. The pursuit reached speeds in excess of 100 MPH crossing into Lincoln County and back into Casey County, turning onto KY 78 where the driver lost control of the vehicle at the intersection of KY 49. The Casey County Sheriff’s Department canine assisted at the scene, alerting on the passenger side of the vehicle. A search of the auto resulted in a large amount of suspected methamphetamine being located, along with several syringes and a large sum of cash. 
 
Trooper Begley arrested the driver, 34-year-old Travis Crew of Dunnville, KY and charged him with Speeding 26 MPH over the limit; Improper Registration Plate; Failure to Maintain Insurance, 1st offense; Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree (motor vehicle); Wanton Endangerment (police officer); Wanton Endangerment; Resisting Arrest, Reckless Driving, Improper Passing, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); DUI 2nd (aggravating circumstances); and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. A passenger, 24-year-old Megan Shuck of Liberty, KY was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Both subjects were lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.
 

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS FESTIVAL

 

A mental health awareness festival was held this weekend.

 

Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS (Casey/Russell/Pulaski/Boyle)

 

  • On Friday, Kentucky State Trooper Billy Begley, along with Casey County Sheriff's Deputies Tim Pierce and Geoffrey Brown, arrested Travis Crew of Dunnville. Crew was arrested for trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), DUI 2nd, drug paraphernalia, wanton endangerment 1st, fleeing or evading 1st, and resisting arrest along with several other traffic violations. Sheriff’s K-9 Ronnie alerted on the vehicle to the presence of narcotics with approximately 56 grams of methamphetamine located in the vehicle and 3,500 in cash.

Other weekend arrests...

  • Megan D. Shuck, 24 of Liberty, arrested by Trooper Begley for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

  • Elizabeth M. Hollon, 42 of Nancy, is charged with DUI, & Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
  • Elizabeth Cauldwell, 53 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
  • John C. Zimmerman, 25 of Jamestown, arrested by Russell County Sheriff's Office for Rape-3rd Degree, & Assault-4th Degree (domestic violence).

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

  • Michael L. Brennan, 41 of Monticello, arrested by Burnside Police for Reckless Driving, No Registration
  • Plates/Receipt, No Insurance, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Driving on Expired Operator's License, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Richard J. Beckman, 51 of Nancy, arrested by KSP for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Failure to Signal, License to be In Possession, Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's License (Aggravated Circumstance), No Insurance, Reckless Driving, & DUI-2nd (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • James E. Gossett, 65 of Nancy, arrested by KSP for Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Reckless Driving, & DUI.
  • Crystal L. Shemwell, 38 of Russell Springs, arrested by KSP for Failure to Appear, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Promoting Contraband-1st Degree.
  • Donald L. Rose, 31 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (drug unspecified).
  • Danny M. Hughes, 45 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski County Constable Gary Baldock for Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Driving on a Suspended Operator's License, Disregarding Stop Sign, Possession of Marijuana, No Insurance, & No Registration Plates.
  • Amber R. Cole, 26 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Robbery-1st Degree, Kidnapping (with Serious Physical Injury), Possession of Defaced Firearm, & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Joshua A. Akin, 30 of Columbia, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Robbery-1st Degree, Kidnapping (with Serious Physical Injury), Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, Possession of Defaced Firearm, & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine).
  • Dillard D. Akers, 47 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for No Registration Plates/Receipt, Improper Display of Registration Plates, No Insurance, Instructional Permit Violations, DUI, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, & Possession of of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified).

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

  • John A. Jackson, age 31, arrested by Danville Police for Speeding (23 mph over limit), Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, & Careless Driving.
  • Kenneth O. Campbell, age 33, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (motor vehicle), Reckless Driving, Disregarding Stop Sign, Menacing, Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree (Police Officer), Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Criminal Trespassing-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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ACHS TEACHER ON JEOPARDY GAME SHOW THIS WEEK

 
An English teacher at ACHS will be on “Jeopardy” starring Alex Trebeck this week.
 
Vicki Leibeck Owsley will be appearing on the game show on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019. It is "Teachers Tournament Week" on Jeopardy. The Teachers Tournament is held each season on the TV quiz show. Contestants are full-time teachers of students in grades K-12. A total of 15 players compete, plus one alternate who is invited as a standby. The winner receives $100,000 and a berth in the Tournament of Champions. 1st runner-up collects $50,000 and the 2nd runner-up wins $25,000 (or their combined scores from the two-game final, whichever are higher). Semifinalists who are eliminated collect $10,000 while those eliminated in the quarterfinals pocket $5,000. Check your local listings for time & channel.
 
Vicki Owsley will be a guest on the WAVE Morning Show tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7:45am!
 

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CASEY FISCAL COURT MEETS TODAY

 

THE CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT MEETS IN REGULAR SESSION TODAY AT 5PM AT THE JUDICIAL CENTER IN DOWNTOWN LIBERTY.

THE MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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DENSE FOG ADVISORY THIS MORNING UNTIL 9:00AM C.T.

 
...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10amET/9amCT THIS MORNING...
 
The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until 10amET/9amCT this morning.
 
* VISIBILITY...Less than a half mile in many locations, locally near zero in valleys near bodies of water.
 
* IMPACTS...Reduced visibility will make travel difficult. Motorists should be alert for rapid changes in visibility.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.
 

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GREEN CO. MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

 

Following a traffic stop on Saturday night, May 4, 2019 at 10:30pmCT, Jordan D. Milby, 27, of Greensburg, KY was arrested by Greensburg Police Officer Matney on a Green Co. District Court Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on the charges of Failure to Maintain Required Insurance and Failure to Report a Traffic Accident. Milby was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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AREA ARRESTS 05/05/19

 

  • Thomas Clayton, 57, of Jamestown, KY -  arrested by the RSPD for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place (1st & 2nd offense). He was lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
  • Brian E. Hawkins, 50, of Burkesville, KY -  arrested Saturday night by the BPD for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Tampering With Physical Evidence; Failure to Maintain Required Insurance; No Operators - Moped License; & Failure to Signal. Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
  • Lisa Parrish, 28, Columbia, KY - arrested Saturday night by KSP for DUI; Failure to Wear Seat Belt; One Headlight; & Improper Equipment. Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
  • Jeffrey Ragan, 59, of  Monticello, KY - arrested Saturday afternoon in Clinton County for DUI; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; Failure to Wear Seat Belt. Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

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3-VEHICLE R.C. ACCIDENT INJURES TWO PEOPLE

 
A 3-vehicle accident on Friday, May 3, 2019 on Hwy 127 in Russell Springs, KY resulted in two drivers being injured.
 
The accident occurred at approximately 11:50amCT in front of Anna’s Garden across from Russell County Elementary School. 68-year-old Freda Hodson of the Royville community of Russell Springs, KY was operating a Hyundai Elantra when she reportedly pulled onto Hwy 127 into the path of Dorlisa Beaty, who was traveling south in a Pontiac Sunfire. Beaty struck Hodson’s vehicle in the drivers side. After the impact, Hodson’s vehicle struck another auto, a Chevrolet S10, being driven by Kevin Hall who was traveling north on Hwy 127.
 
Freda Hodson was transported to Russell County Hospital and later flown to the UK Hospital in Lexington, KY where she is being treated for multiple injuries, including a broken neck and leg. Dorlisa Beaty was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset for treatment of a possible broken arm. Kevin Hall was not injured.
 
The Russell Springs Police Dept investigated the accident. They were assisted at the scene by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, Russell Springs Fire Department and Russell County EMS.
 

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CONGRESSMAN COMER ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY OFFICE HOURS

 

 

TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. – Congressman James Comer’s District Director, Sandy Simpson, will host office hours on behalf of the Congressman in Adair County to help 1st district residents with federal casework issues.

 

Thursday May 16th
10:00 am - 11:00 am CT
Adair County Annex Building

Basement Floor Meeting Room

424 Public Square

Columbia, KY

 

For a list of community office hours throughout the district, you can visit Congressman Comer’s website  https://comer.house.gov/services/mobile-office-hours

 

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CASEY COUNTY LITERACY GRANT

 

Casey County Schools were fortunate to receive a Half Million Dollar federal grant for literacy.

 

LuAnn Williams is with Casey Schools, along with District Literacy Coaches, Julie Hayes & Shelly Rousey...

For more information, contact LuAnn Williams at 606-787-6941.

 

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AREA ARRESTS 05/02/19

 
  • Tyron E. Vanarsdale, 44, Columbia - arrested Thursday night by KSP for DUI; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; Possession of Open Alcoholic Container in Motor Vehicle; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & Failure to Produce Insurance Card 
  • Jamie L. Mann, 37, of Russell Springs - arrested Thursday night by KSP for Pubic Intoxication (excludes alcohol); & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
  • Tommy Carey, 36, Burkesville - arrested by Burkesville Police for Disregarding a Stop Sign; DUI; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; 2 counts Theft by Deception (Includes Cold Checks); 2 counts Theft By Unlawful Taking (Shoplifting under $500); Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property 
  • Shannon G. Mercer, 44, Albany - arrested Thurday afternoon for Reckless Driving; DUI; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License 

 

Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail

 

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SOMERSET KIWANIS CLUB MEETING

 

Jeff Henderson covered Thursday's meeting of the Somerset/Pulaski County Kiwanis Club...

 

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ARRESTS (Casey/Pulaski/Lincoln)

 

A Liberty woman was arrested Thursday on a Fugitive Warrant from another state.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle, arrested 55-year-old Judy A. Russell, of 511 Walnut Hill Road, on an outstanding warrant from Ohio for Possession of Cocaine. She was lodged in the Casey County Jail. 

Deputies Grider & Sears assisted.

 

Other arrests over the last 24 hours...

  • Krista L. Meece, 46 of Russell Springs, arrested by Pulaski County Constable Baldock for Failure to Appear, & Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Gerald D. Simpson, 71 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Charlie H. Cheng, 29 of Lexington, arrested by Pulaski County Constable for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • Larry J. Whittle, 64 of Nancy, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified), & Promoting Contraband-1st Degree.
  • Mark A. Harris, 49 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for DUI, Reckless Driving, No Registration Reciept, & Failure to Wear Seat Belts.
  • Riley L. Rowland, 33 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), Possessing License when Privileges are Revoked, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Tyler G. Collins, 31 of Kings Mountain, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Public Intoxication (Controlled Substance), & Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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COLUMBIA POLICE DEPT. HAS 2 NEW OFFICERS

 

The Columbia Police Department has 2 new officers.
 
Trevor Foster and Evan Burton were officially sworn in on Wednesday. 25-year-old Foster is a former employee at the Adair Youth Development Center; 28-year-old Burton was a former 8-year deputy with the Russell County Sheriff’s Office.
 

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SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CIS BURGLARY

 
Campbellsville Independent Schools officials want to thank community members for providing information after a recent burglary. An individual committed a burglary at the Campbellsville middle and high school campus in the late evening hours on Sunday, April 28th. Security cameras captured the individual’s image, and CIS officials asked that anyone knowing his identity to report that information. Since information about the incident was released to the public, many residents have reported information about the crime. As a result, the person pictured in the security camera footage has been identified and charged. CIS School Resource Officer Charlie Houk wants to thank residents for their help. To report any additional information about the incident, call Houk at 270-465-5121 or 270-465-8774.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR DUNNVILLE AREA

 

There is a boil water advisory for the Dunnville area, including River Road and Hwy127, from Dogwalk to KY 910. Persons in that area should boil any water used for human consumption, bringing to a rolling boil for at least 3 minutes, and boil water for short term use only. If you have any questions, contact your water provider. This advisory remains in effect untily further notice.

 

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STABBING INCIDENT AT PCHS

 

According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, there was an altercation at the Pulaski County High School between two male students involving a knife. Information obtained during the initial response indicated the incident happened during class change in a boy’s restroom at approximately 1:00 PM. School Officials held the student body in place until the situation was secured and then the students returned to their regular schedule. One student was injured and transported to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital helipad where he was immediately taken by Air Methods and flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital. The extent of the victim’s injury is unknown at the time of this release.

 

One student was taken into custody by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer, Deputy Alex Wesley. This student is a juvenile and was later charged with Assault, 1st Degree. As of this release, he was still being held at the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

 

This was an isolated incident between the two students at the school and no other students were involved.

 

The criminal investigation is ongoing by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division and Kentucky State Police Detective, Eric Moore.

 

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KSP POST 15 MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT - APRIL

 

During the month of April 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 was one fatal collision during the month of April in the Post 15 area:

Walter R. Parsons, 59, of Lincoln Co., KY was killed on 04/16/19 in Russell Co., KY

 

This brings our yearly fatality count to 2 compared with 8 through this same period in 2018.
 

Statewide fatality count stands at 199 compared with 199 through this same period in 2018.

 

During the month of April 2019, there were 690 citations written, 223 courtesy notices written, 846 vehicles inspected, 522 complaints answered, 84 motorists assisted, 56 criminal cases opened and 201 criminal arrests made.

 

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ARRESTS (Russell/Pulaski)

 

  • Mitchell J. York, 37 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell County Sheriff's Office on a Parole Violation Warrant, Failure to Appear, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer), Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree, & Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree (Police Officer).
  • Billy Philpott, 48 of Columbia, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine).
  • Kimberly L. Philpott, 46 of Columbia, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Draven A. Clinton, 18 of Monticello, arrested by Somerset Police for Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer), Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

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

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AREA ARRESTS 05/02/19

 
  • Mitchell York, 37, Russell Springs - arrsted overnight by the RCSO for Alcohl Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd Offense; Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; Assault, 3rd degree (Police Officer); Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree; Wanton Endangerment, 2nd degree (Police Officer); Resisting Arrest; 2 counts of Failure to Appear; and served a Parole Violation Warrant
  • Billy Philpott, 48, Columbia - arrested Wednesday night by the RSPD for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine)

 

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.
 
 
  • Joshua Philpott, 26, Columbia - arrested overnight by KSP for Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon
  • Alison Jo Rice, 37, Columbia - arrested Wednesday night by Columbia Police for Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (excluding alcohol)
  • Michael Joseph Neathery, 30, Burkesville - arrested Wednesday evening by BPD for 2 counts of POssession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Poss of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Jimmie Otterson, 27, Burkesville - arrested by the BPD for DUI; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetmine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Drug Unspecified)
  • Amber Nichole Grubb, 29, Burkesville - arrested on Wednesday by the Cumberland Co. Sheriffs Office for DUI; Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle; Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

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WEED WHACKED

 

A Eubank man is facing charges following a single vehicle injury accident in Casey County Wednesday morning.

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle tells us the mishap occurred around 8am. 27 year old Devairo Whitehead was driving a 2001 Chevy Tahoe, headed south on KY 501, over the centerline, when he met another vehicle, overcorrected and overturned into a creek.

Whitehead broke his leg in the accident and was transported by Casey County EMS to Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville for treatment.

Sheriff Weddle reports Whitehead showed signs of impairment and stated he had smoked marijuana recently.

A back pack was found in the vehicle, which contained a bag of marijuana.

Whitehead was cited for DUI and Possession of Marijuana.

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LIBERTY MAN FACING ASSAULT CHARGES FOLLOWING FIGHT OVER DOG

 

A Liberty man was arrested on assault charges following an altercation over a dog.

Casey County Sheriff, Chad Weddle, responded to the call around 7:30am Wednesday at a residence at 3625 KY 1649. The property owner, Dean Clark, reported he had been involved in a physical altercation with 37 year old Michael W. Foster, Jr., of 3689 Poplar Hill Rd. in reference to dogs coming onto his property.

Clark stated Foster had struck him in the face with his and, then kicked him several times.

Foster said Clark had started the fight after he confronted him about chasing his dogs with a stick.

Foster was arrested on charges of Assault-4th Degree (minor injury).

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ADAIR CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. ACTIVITY REPORT APRIL 2019

 
ADAIR CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT. ACTIVITY REPORT FOR APRIL, 2019
 
 53    WARRANTS OF ARREST SERVED
 13    CRIMINAL CASES OPENED
  3     CALL RESPONSE REPORTS WRITTEN
  6     DOMESTIC ABUSE CASES WORKED
 12    NON-INJURY ACCIDENTS WORKED
  6     INJURY ACCIDENTS WORKED
 40    OUT OF COUNTY TRANSPORTS
 28    CITATIONS WRITTEN FOR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
 40    CIVIL PROCESS PAPERS SERVED
   3    CRIMINAL SUMMONSES SERVED
 20    SUBPOENAS SERVED
213   HOURS OF COURT SECURITY PROVIDED
545   VEHICLE INSPECTIONS DONE 
 13    ANIMAL COMPLAINTS
 14    MOTOR ASSISTS
737   911 CALLS
 15    ALCOHOL/ DRUG RELATED
 

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AREA ARRESTS (RUSSELL/ADAIR) 05/01/19

 
  • Jeffery Wright, 45, Jamestown - arrested by KSP for DUI; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree (Drug Unspecified); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Improper Equipment; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; & Prescription Controlled Substance Not In Proper Container, 1st offense
  • Charles D. Anderson, 50, of Burkesville - arrested Tuesday afternoon by CCSO for DUI and Driving on a DUI Suspended License, 1st offense (aggravating circumstance)
  • Brandon T. Bratcher, 25,  Monticello - arrested  this morning for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Narcotic)
 
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 
 
  • Sara Page Maynard, 21, Liberty - arrested Tuesday and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Meth) & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • James Leonard Smith, 59, Albany - arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with Burglary, 3rd degree and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon

 

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.
 

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SIGN UP NOW FOR 4-H CAMP

 

Now is the time to sign up for 4H Camp.

 

Here's Meagan Klee...

For more information, see Meagan Klee at the Casey County Extension Office on the 127 By Pass (1517 Wallace Wilkinson Blvd, Liberty, KY) or call 606-787-7384.

 

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ARRESTS (Casey/Russell/Pulaski/Lincoln)

 

  • Robert M. Lee, 45 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Lynn for No Registration Plates, No Insurance, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Dale R. Lanham, 39 of Kings Mountain, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration-2nd Offense, & Persistent Felony Offender.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Sara P. Maynard, 21 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Sheriff's Deputy Shepard for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lodged in the Russell County Jail.

 

  • Danny P. Goodman, 52 of Nancy, arrested by KSP for Inadequate Muffler, No Insurance, & DUI.
  • Rafael Lee Jr., 24 of Georgetown, arrested by Somerset Police for Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer), Resisting Arrest, & Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.
  • Tyresa L. Jarrell, 57 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, DUI-4th Offense, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Cecil R. Rubarts, 43 of Bronston, arrested by Burnside Police for No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, License to be In Possession, No Operator's License, & DUI (Aggravated Circumstance).
  • James P. Bray, 49 of Bronston, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Opiates), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's License-2nd Offense, & Failure to Appear.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Charles Lopez, 41 of Stanford, arrested by Stanford Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Heroin), Identity Theft, Obstructing Governmental Operations, & Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Carfentanil or Fentanyl Derivative).

Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

 

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

 

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C-VILLE IND SCHOOLS SEEKING COMMUNITY'S HELP IN SOLVING BURGLARY

 
An individual committed a burglary at the Campbellsville middle and high school campus in the late evening hours on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Security cameras captured the individual’s image, and CIS officials are asking anyone who knows his identity to report that information.
 
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact School Resource Officer Charlie Houk at 270-465-5121 or 270-465-8774. Information can also be reported to Campbellsville Police by calling 270-465-4122.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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