Local News Archives for 2019-07

JPD REQUESTS MOTORISTS FOLLOW RULES DURING 127 SALE

 

Jamestown Police Dept. urges motorists to adhere to safety recommendations during 127 Yard Sale!

 

 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 07/31/19

 
The Russell County School Board will meet on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 4:30 PM at the Lake Cumberland Regional College & Workforce Center Construction Site Trailer,190 Erik Lane, Russell Springs, KY.
 
AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. July 15, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes
5. Proposed Change Order-Lake Cumberland Regional College & Workforce Center
6. Memorandum of Agreements for Mental Health Agencies
7. Revised Job Description
8. Public Comment
9. Adjournment
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY 07/31/19

 

There is a Russell County "Boil Water Advisory" in Cooper Mobile Home Park, off Short Street in Russell Springs, KY due to a water line repair. Boil all water used for drinking & cooking purposes for at least 3 minutes until further notice.

 

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HUNTING FOR A JOB? WATCH OUT FOR SCAMMERS!

 
FRANKFORT, KY. (July 30, 2019) – If you are on the hunt for a job, watch out for scammers, Attorney General Andy Beshear warned today.
 
Beshear said his office has received employment scam complaints from residents in Boone, Boyle, Fayette, Franklin, Hardin, Jefferson, Johnson, Madison, Shelby, Taylor and Woodford counties totaling more than $24,000 in losses this year.
 
While employment scams come in many forms, including paying upfront for sham job placement services or providing personal and financial information after accepting a fake job offer, Beshear said the largest losses in Kentucky involve work-from-home scams.
 
The scams often involve a victim who is quickly hired and asked to deposit a company check into their bank account to purchase a computer for their new job. The victim then thinks they are sending the computer to the company to have specific software installed, but they are really sending it to a scammer who keeps the computer. The fake check then bounces leaving the victim liable for the cost of the computer and other possible fees from an overdrawn account.
 
“Always be wary of work-from-home postings that require few qualifications yet offer easy schedules and big paychecks,” Beshear said. “Just remember, if the job offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
 
Beshear says the scams can appear through text messages, unsolicited job inquiry phone calls, emails, fake job postings and on social media platforms.
 
Beshear recommends Kentuckians watch for these red flags to spot job scams:
 
Requests upfront payment
Companies that guarantee jobs, but require payment for training materials, certification fees or a placement fee are likely scams. Legitimate companies and employers shouldn’t require any payment for the promise of a job.
Offered access to special job postings
Use caution when dealing with those who promise to provide access to job postings for a cost. Know that all open federal government positions can be accessed free at usajobs.gov. 
Sounds too good to be true
Job postings promising large salaries to work from home, requiring little experience, typically are scams. Remain cautious if you receive a job offer without completing an in-person interview or receive an unsolicited call that says you have been hired.
Immediately asked to provide sensitive personal or financial information 
Jobseekers are often asked to provide Social Security numbers and other personal and financial information as part of the hiring process. Take extra time to verify a company and application before providing sensitive data.
 
Beshear said there are many legitimate companies offering recruitment and job search services, but Kentuckians should know that real companies will provide a complete contract for services, including what services your contract covers and what happens if you do not find a job.
 
Beshear asks Kentuckians to report any instances of potential job scams to his office at 888-432-9257 and file a complaint online.
 
Since taking office, Beshear has returned $2.1 million to the pockets of scammed Kentuckians. He has made protecting Kentucky families, especially seniors and veterans, from abuse and exploitation a priority by setting up the state’s first scam alert system.
 
Kentuckians can sign up to receive Scam Alerts by texting the words KYOAG Scam to GOV311 (468311) or enrolling online at http://ag.ky.gov/scams and selecting either text message or email alerts.
 

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RUSSELL CO. MAN ARRESTED IN ADAIR CO. FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

 
Christopher Corbin, 35, of Jamestown, KY was arrested early this morning (Wednesday) by the ACSO and charged with: DUI; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree (Drug Unspecified); and Prescription Controlled Substance Not In Proper Container.
 
Corbin was lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP 07/30/19

 

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

 

 

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KSP UPDATE ON FATAL LARUE CO. COLLISION

 
***UPDATE***UPDATE***
 
Hodgenville, KY. (July 30, 2019) – Kentucky State Police Post 4 has released the name of victim of the single vehicle collision resulting in a fatality that occurred on July 24, 2019 in Larue County as Derek Austin Highbaugh (24) of Bonnieville, Ky.
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Hodgenville, KY. (July 25, 2019) – Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a single vehicle collision in Larue Co. Wednesday night. On July 24, 2019 at approximately 10:49 P.M. ET, KSP Post 4 received a call from Larue County Dispatch of a single vehicle collision near 3857 Tanner Road (also known as KY 357)  in Larue County. The preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford 350 was traveling south on KY 357 when for unknown reasons the vehicle crossed the center line before leaving the roadway and striking a tree. According to witnesses the vehicle burst into flames on impact. 
 
The driver and only occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Larue County Coroner’s office and was taken to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy and positive identification. The identity of the driver will be released after positive identification and notification of next of kin. KSP Post 4 was assisted at the scene by the Larue County Sheriff’s Office and Larue County EMS. The collision is under investigation by Trooper Alex Ware. 
 

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RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS 07/30/19

 
  • Eddie pierce, 31, Russell Springs - arrested Monday morning by RSPD for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine), and Contempt of Court
  • Neysa Richardson, 29, Liberty - arrested Monday morning by RSPD for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine), and Promoting Contraband
  • Charles Clark, 47, Russell Springs - arrested by RSPD on Monday afternoon for Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree
  • Bradley Richardson, 43, Russell Springs - arrested by JPD on Monday afternoon for Assault, 4th degree

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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ADAIR CO. GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS 07/29/19

 

An Adair County Grand Jury has returned several indictments. Lisa Clark has details.....

 

 

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GREEN CO. MAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGES

 
Greensburg, Ky. (July 29, 2019) – On Sunday, July 28, 2019 at approximately 8:34amET, Trooper Clint Bale responded to a residence 10 miles north of Greensburg on Summersville Coakley Rd in reference to an altercation between a female and her 48-year-old son, Mark Lobb. Upon arrival, Trooper Bale located Lobb in the backyard arguing with a neighbor. Lobb appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) and was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. 

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SEARCH OF DUNNVILLE RESIDENCE LEADS TO ARREST

 
Dunnville, Ky. (July 29, 2019) – On Sunday, July 28, 2019 at approximately 1:47pmET, Trooper Zach Scott received information of a subject cultivating marijuana in a residence located in the city limits of Dunnville on Dogwalk Street. Upon arrival, Trooper Scott and Trooper Clint Bale observed marijuana growing in plain view, through a window of the residence. A search of the residence and out-building resulted in Troopers locating 5 marijuana plants. Nicholas Hall, age 23 of Dunnville, KY was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Cultivating Marijuana (5 plants or more), 1st offense. Hall was lodged in the Casey County Jail.
 

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CLINTON CO. DR. SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS

 
BOWLING GREEN, KY. - Dr. Michael Lee Cummings, 64, of Albany, KY was sentenced on July 24, 2019 to 30 months of prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a fine of $400,000, by District Court Judge Greg Stivers, First Assistant United States Michael A. Bennett announced Monday.  Cummings was also ordered to reimburse the Bureau of Prisons for the costs of his incarceration.  
 
Cummings was originally indicted on April 12, 2017 and on March 19, 2019 he pleaded guilty to 13 counts of illegally prescribing controlled substances outside the course of professional medical practice and without a legitimate medical purpose. 
 
Dr. Cummings ran a family practice in Albany for many years. A federal investigation began in 2015 after a Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure expert found that Dr. Cummings’s treatment of several patients fell below minimum standards of care, and after the Clinton County Coroner noticed several overdose deaths involving Dr. Cummings’ patients, according to a Sentencing Memo filed before the Court. The federal investigation revealed that patients drove from as far as Indianapolis to obtain prescriptions from Dr. Cummings.  
 
According to the Sentencing Memo, the investigation further discovered that every single year from 2009 through 2014, Dr. Cummings was in the top 1% of all Kentucky primary care prescribers for Oxycodone, hydrocodone, and benzodiazepines. Between 2009 and 2014 Dr. Cummings wrote prescriptions for an average of over 249,000 oxycodone pills, 438,000 hydrocodone pills, and 347,000 benzodiazepine pills per year. Each year from 2009 through 2014, Dr. Cummings prescribed approximately 10 times as many hydrocodone and benzodiazepine pills as the average Kentucky primary care prescriber, and approximately 20 times the number of Oxycodone pills as the average Kentucky primary care prescriber. In 2012, for example, Dr. Cummings wrote enough prescriptions to provide every man, woman, and child in Albany with 230 hydrocodone pills, 134 Oxycodone pills, and 178 benzodiazepine pills, the Sentencing Memo said.  
 
As part of the investigation, medical experts reviewed several of Dr. Cummings’s patient charts and found, amongst other things, that Dr. Cummings: 1) failed to establish an objective pain diagnosis; 2) failed to establish treatment plans and goals;  3) excessively prescribed “highly addictive drugs” without sufficient documentation; 4) failed to take action even when patients failed urine drug screens and pills counts; 5) failed to take action when KASPER reports were suspicious for drug abuse; 6) prescribed dangerous combinations of controlled and non-controlled substances; and 7) continued to prescribe opioids and benzodiazepines to patients for years without evidence of clinical improvement, which was detailed in the Sentencing Memo before the Court. 
 
For example, on August 26, 2010, Dr. Cummings’ noted that his office received a report that his patient, S.F., was “selling oxy.”  On October 20, 2010 Dr. Cummings received another report that S.F. was “selling meds.” Nonetheless, Dr. Cummings continued refilling S.F.’s prescriptions, and on December 20, 2010 Dr. Cummings inexplicably doubled S.F.’s prescription for oxycodone. Moreover, on December 20, 2010 Dr. Cummings also prescribed Xanax for S.F., even though S.F.’s urine drug screen reflected that S.F. tested negative for the Xanax Dr. Cummings had prescribed in November.
 
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David Weiser and Ann Marie Blaylock, and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Kentucky State Police, and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of the Inspector General.
 

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AREA ARRESTS 07/29/19

 
  • Christopher Dale Harvey, 35, Columbia - arrested by CPD this morning (Sunday) for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (excluding alcohol)
  • Charles Dallas Neal, 34, Columbia - arrested by CPD early this morning (Sunday) and charged with Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (excluding alcohol)
  • Stanley Carl Michael, 51, Burkesville - arrested by CCSO on Saturday night for DUI, 4th or subsequent offense, and Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 
  • Ricky Steve Bernard, 61, Russell Springs - arrested by JPD Sunday night for DUI; No Registration Plates; Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle
  • Curtis Montgomery, 25, Russell Springs - arrested Saturday morning by KSP and charged with Driving on a DUI Suspended License, 2nd offense; Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance; No Registration Plates; DUI; Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree
  • Phillip Ashbrook, 46, and Tonya McBeath, 43, both of Russell Springs - arrested Saturday afternoon by RSPD for Assault, 4th degree (Dating Violence) with no visible injuries

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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TIPS FOR ATTENDING 127 YARD SALE

 

  • Be there early – even “too early”: As with every flea market event, the best vintage finds at the 127 Yard Sale are to be discovered on the first day – don’t wait until the weekend, when the onslaught of visitors reaches its peak. Some professional dealers even arrive before the official start on Thursday to snatch the real treasures.

 

  • Don’t overestimate how far you will drive in a day: The 127 Corridor Sale may not run 100% continuously along 930 miles, but there are so many tempting stops along the way that you can expect to only drive about 50 miles a day.

 

  • Book your hotel or campsite in well in advance: Check Booking.com for hotel deals with free cancellation to book well in advance without risking anything if you change your plans. Alternatively, check out the beautiful campsites along the way!

 

  • Be prepared to squeeze your finds into your ride: It’s not only a matter of space, but also preparation! Limit your luggage for the 127 Yard Sale, but bring empty boxes and bubble wrap or furniture blankets to protect fragile items. Many 127 Yard Sale vendors will not provide these items for you.

 

  • Bring plenty of cash to the 127 Yard Sale: Cash is king at the 127 Yard Sale, and you don’t want to lose precious time looking for a cash machine. Be careful, however, and do not stash everything at one place.

 

  • Try local foods: No need to lose space in your car by bringing snacks from home. At the bigger stops, you almost always will find food trucks with local specialties and carnival food.

 

  • Come with the right expectations: Most visitors come to see the unusual and socialize. It’s the perfect North-South US road trip for everybody who is looking for an authentic taste of American vintage, mixed with scenic views of golden wheat fields. Don’t forget to have fun on this 127 yard sale treasure hunt!

 

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2 ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN RUSSELL CO.

 
Two Russell Co. residents were arrested on drug charges following a search of a residence in the Eli community of Russell Co. over the weekend.
 
According to Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston, the residence searched was at 60 Old Tucker Road on Saturday night around 10:00pmCT. 37 year old Jacob Smith and 59 year old Carol Bishop were both charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree, 1st offense (Pills). Deputy Kenny Perkins is the lead investigator and more arrests may be forthcoming. 
 
Sheriff Polston reminds all Russell County citizens that if you suspect Drug Activity in your neighborhood, to call the Russell County Sheriff's Office Drug/Wanted Persons Tip-line at 270-343-8116. All callers will remain anonymous. 
 

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2 ADAIR CO. RESIDENTS FLOWN TO LOUISVILLE HOSPITAL FOLLOWING ACCIDENT THAT EJECTED BOTH

 
Adair County Deputy Josh Durbin was dispatched to the scene of the accident that occurred on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1:34amCT on KY206 (Liberty Rd). Crystal Arsin, 40, of Columbia, KY was traveling east on Hwy. 206 in a 1999 Ford F-150, when she dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway and overcorrected, which caused the truck to overturn multiple times. Arsin and a passenger, 19-year-old Amy Padgett of Columbia, KY were ejected from the vehicle. Neither were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.
 
Adair EMS treated Arsin & Padgett at the scene before transporting them to TJ Health Columbia. Both women were then airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital for further treatment.
 
The Adair County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation.   

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R.C. BABE RUTH 15U TEAM WINS OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL T-MENT!

 
*****UPDATE 2*****
 
Russell Co.15u won the Ohio Valley Super Regional in Eau Claire Wisconsin. They beat Okolona 5-3 and are headed to the World Series held in Bismarck, North Dakota in a couple of weeks!
 
******UPDATE******
 
Russell Co. won the 11:30am game today (Sunday) and will play again at 2pm this afternoon against Okolona (also from Kentucky).
 
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The Russell County15 & under Babe Ruth Team defeated Wisconsin last night 4-3. Russell Co. was down 3-0 going into the last at bat, and came back and won! They went 3-0 in pool play beating Northern Indiana, West Va & Wisconsin. Russell Co. is the #2 seed, which means they get a bye. Russell County plays at approx. 11:30amCT today (Sunday). The team only has to win 2 games to win it and go to the World Series!
 
Watch the tournament live..... go to: https://www.ifan.tv/event/show/452585537?dy=28&mth=7&yr=2019 and click on channel 2.
 
 
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
As of 3:30pmCT on Saturday, July 27, 2019 the Boil Water Advisory for customers on Hwy 900 and all side roads, from 6809 Hwy 55 South to 8593 Hwy 55 South and all side roads, Old Glensfork Rd and Yellow Hammer Rd has been lifted by the Division of Water. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have boil your water.
 

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ONE INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE COLLISION

 

Russell Springs, KY (July 26, 2019) – Trooper Zach Scott is investigating a single vehicle injury collision that occurred on July 25th, 2019 at approximately 9:21pmCT, 8 miles south of Russell Springs on KY HWY 379. Ellen Moore, age 62 of Jamestown, was operating a south bound 2005 Nissan when she struck a calf that had entered the roadway. Moore was wearing her seat belt and transported by EMS to the Russell County Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. 

 

Trooper Scott was assisted at the scene by the Russell County Sheriff’s Department and Russell County EMS.  

 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN SHOT; CHARGES PENDING

 

The Taylor County Sheriff is investigating a  shooting in Mannsville.

 

Sheriff Allen Newton told 99.9 Big Dawg Radio that Ben Begley was shot by Derek Salters of Taylor County on Friday afternoon following a dispute beteween the two men. Begley was shot with a shotgun and airlifted to UK Hospital in Lexington. The incident occurred at 3890 Raikes Hill Road in Mannsville, and charges are pending in the case.

 

Sgt Mark Dicken is the investigating Officer.
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
The Boil Water Advisory in Jamestown has been lifted!

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ARRESTS 07/26/19

 
  • Michael Rogers, 30, Columbia - arrested by CPD early this morning (Friday) for Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence)

 

Lodged in the Adair Co. Jail.
 
  • Trent Tieman, 54, Russell Springs - arrested by KSP Thursday night and charged with Bail Jumping; Persistent Felony Offender; Contempt of Court; & Probation Violation (for Felony Offense)
  • Matthew Thrasher, 30, Albany - arrested by CCSO Thursday night for Fleeing or Evading Police (on foot); Probation Violation (for Felony Offense)
  • Michael Cordell Ruhl, 48, Albany - arrested Thursday afternoon for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.
 

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KSP CHARGES WAYNE CO. MAN WITH CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OFFENSES

 
Monticello, Ky. (July 25, 2019) - On Thursday, July 25, 2019 the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Christopher R. Welch, 39, on charges related to prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor.
 
Welch was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect communicating with a 14 year old female online. 
 
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Monticello on July 25, 2019. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
 
Welch is currently charged with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure minor and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Both charges are Class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison. Welch was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.

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2-VEHICLE GREEN CO. CRASH SENDS 3 TO HOSPITAL

 

The Green County Sheriffs Dept. investigated a 2-vehicle accident in the Bloyds Crossing community on Wednesday afternoon, July 24, 2019. 
 
According to Green County Deputy Adam Rainwater, a car being driven by Patrick Callinan of Russell springs, KY failed to stop at the intersection of Hudgins Hwy & KY61, colliding with an automobile driven by Janice Richard of Columbia, KY.
 
Callinan was airlifted to the U of L Hospital in Louisville. Richard and a passenger, James Richard of Columbia, KY were transported to Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg by Green County EMS.
 
The accident occurred at 4:22pmCT on Wednesday.
 

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ADAIR CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 
Date Issued:  07/25/2019
 
Time Issued  2:34 P.M.
 
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers on Hwy 900 and all side roads in between, from 6809 Hwy 55 South to 8593 Hwy 55 South and all side roads in between and Old Glensfork Road, Yellow Hammer Road. The advisory has been issued due to main line leak. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using. This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.

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CUMBERLAND CO. MAN KILLED IN 2-VEHICLE MOTORCYCLE VS TRUCK COLLISION

 
Burkesville, KY. (July 25, 2019) – Trooper Jason Warinner is investigating a 2-vehicle fatal collision that occurred on Wednesday afternoon, July 24, 2019 at approximately 1:47pmCT, 1 mile west of Burkesville on HWY 90. Preliminary investigations indicate that 63-year-old Roger Spivey of Celina, TN, was travelling west on KY 90 in a 1996 Dodge Ram. Spivey was attempting to make a left turn when he was struck on the driver side by a 2005 Harley Davidson being operated by 79-year-old Leslie Thrasher of Burkesville, KY. Spivey, along with a passenger, 56-year-old Teresa Spivey of Celina, TN, were both wearing a seatbelt and were not injured. Thrasher was wearing a helmet; he was transported to Cumberland County Hospital by EMS where he was pronounced deceased. 
 
KSP Trooper Warinner was assisted at the scene by Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, Burkesville Police Department, Cumberland County EMS, Burkesville and Marrowbone Fire Departments, Cumberland County Rescue, and Emergency Management.
 

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ARRESTS 07/25/19

 
  • Jason Bailey, 38, Russell Springs - arrested early this morning by KSP for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Contempt of Court. 

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
 
  • Holdyn Vance, 20, Columbia - arrested Wednesday night by KSP for Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; DUI; No Registration Receipt; and Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance
  • Amber Taylor, 21, Campbellsville - arrested by CPD on Wednesday night for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Phillip Ford, 43, Burkesville - arrested by CCSO on Wednesday evening for DUI; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Failure to Wear Seatbelt
  • Jamie Scott'Cross, 30, Albany - arrested by KSP overnight and charged with Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and DUI

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

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KSP INVESTIGATES FATAL COLLISION IN LARUE CO.

 
Hodgenville, KY. (July 25, 2019) – Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a single vehicle collision in Larue Co. Wednesday night. On July 24, 2019 at approximately 10:49pmET, KSP Post 4 received a call from Larue County Dispatch of a single vehicle collision near 3857 Tanner Road (also known as KY 357)  in Larue County. The preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford 350 was traveling south on KY 357 when for unknown reasons the vehicle crossed the center line before leaving the roadway and striking a tree. According to witnesses the vehicle burst into flames on impact. 
 
The driver and only occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Larue County Coroner’s office and was taken to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy and positive identification. The identity of the driver will be released after positive identification and notification of next of kin. KSP Post 4 was assisted at the scene by the Larue County Sheriff’s Office and Larue County EMS. The collision is under investigation by Trooper Alex Ware. 
 

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MARIJUANA PLANTS SEIZED IN RUSSELL CO. THIS MORNING; ARRESTS FORTHCOMING

 
Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston and Deputy Nathan Ginn conducted an early morning search of property located off Hwy 1611 on Branchview Road in the Ono community of Russell County. 20 marijuana plants being grown were seized and arrests are forthcoming. 
 
Sheriff Polston reminds all farmers and landowners in Russell County to be on the lookout for marijuana being grown on their property. This is prime time for plants to be seen in areas where they need sunlight to continue to grow. 
 
If anyone suspects illegal drug activity in your neighborhood or on your farm, please contact the Russell County Sheriffs Office Drug/Wanted Persons Tip-line at 270-343-8116.
 

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GREEN CO. TEEN & 3 JUVENILES CHARGED WITH BURGLARY

 

 

 

Greensburg Police Officer Matney investigated an alleged burglary that occurred on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at approx. 5:30pmCT. At 10:15pmCT on Wednesday evening, 18-year-old Kanin I. Dziabula of Greensburg, KY and three male Green Co. juveniles (two 17-year-olds & one 13-year-old), were arrested in connection with the burglary. They were each charged with Burglary, 2nd degree. Dziabula was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center and the juveniles were released to their guardian with a promise to appear in court. 

 

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3 PEOPLE ARRESTED IN COLUMBIA FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

 

 

On Wednesday evening, July 24, 2019 Columbia Police Dept. Officers initiated a traffic stop on Fairground Street just before the intersection of Campbellsville Street. A brief search of the vehicle led to drug-related charges and traffic violations, as well as the execution of an indictment warrant.
 
41-year-old Brant Lane of Columbia, KY was charged with a total of 4 traffic violations including Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle. A passenger, 29-year-old Jonathan Richard of Jamestown, KY was taken into custody with an active indictment warrant from Russell Springs. Another passenger, 21-year-old Amber Taylor of Russell Springs, KY was found to be in possession of paraphernalia and narcotics. She was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine). 
 
CPD Officer Evan Burton made the arrest. He was assisted on scene by KSP Trooper Levi Scott, Adair Co. Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Hitch, and CPD Officer Adam Cravens.
 

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN JAMESTOWN

 
A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for Little Indian Dr. off Hwy 127S in Jamestown, KY below Wolf Creek Dam. The advisory was issued just before noon on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 due to a broken water line. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking & cooking for at least 3 minutes. For more inforation, call the Jamestown Water Dept. at 270-343-4135.
 

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KY 70 IN CASEY CO. TEMPORARILY CLOSED NEXT WEEK

 
SOMERSET, Ky. (July 24, 2019) – The Kentucky Department of Highways will temporarily close KY 70 in Casey County to through traffic beginning at the Casey/Taylor County line (mile point 0) and ending at mile point 4 (Wolford-Murphy Road), next week, as crews work to replace cross drains beneath the roadway.
 
Crews will close the route on Monday, July 29, Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 at approximately 9 a.m. EDT and will re-open by approximately 2 p.m. EDT each day. The start date and duration may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.  
 
Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their own reports at www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application. 
 
Traffic information for the District 8 counties is also available at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.   
 

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3-VEHICLE HIT & RUN RESULTS IN ADAIR CO. TEEN BEING CITED FOR LEAVING THE SCENE

 
The Columbia Police Department responded to a hit and run 3-vehicle collision on Jamestown Street in Columbia on Monday evening, July 22, 2019.
 
Cheyayne Coffey, 25, of Columbia, KY had stopped her 2013 GMC Terrain, waiting to turn on Montgomery Street, when a 1996 Toyota Corolla failed to stop and made contact with a 2008 Ford Fusion, operated by Brandon Bair, 18, also of Columbia, KY who was stopped behind Cheyayne Coffey. The impact sent Bair's vehicle into Coffey's, causing damage to both automobiles. The operator of the Corolla did not stop and fled the scene. The Corolla was later located, parked and abandoned, at the Jim Blair Center. Contact was made the same evening with Austin Arnold, 19, of Columbia, KY who was confirmed as the driver at the time of the accident. Arnold was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

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

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
The Boil Water Advisory for the Mount Olive Road area of Russell County has been lifted. You no longer have to boil your water!
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGE

 
Chris Patrick Benham, 39, of Columbia, KY  was arrested on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 by the Adair Co. Sheriffs Office and charged with Assault, 2nd degree. He was lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
Benjamin Smith, 75, of Columbia, KY was arrested Tuesday morning by the Adair Co. Sheriffs Office and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine). He was lodged in the Adair Co. Jail.
 

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LARUE CO. DEATH INVESTIGATION LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF 3RD BODY

 
**UPDATE**UPDATE**
 
Roanoke, Ky. (July 23, 2019) - Kentucky State Police Post 4 has released the names of two of the deceased victims that were found at the River Road residence in the Roanoke Community of LaRue County. One of the victims has been identified as Nicole Murray (39) of New Haven. The other victim has been identified as Brittany Wilson (33) of Louisville, who was found dismembered in a freezer at the same River Road residence from an incident that had occurred sometime before July 22nd  in Jefferson County. 
 
KSP believes that Nicole Murray was a victim of a domestic situation in which she was shot twice and as a result died at the scene on River Road. It was determined that the suspect, after killing Murray, notified a family member and confessed to killing both Murray and Wilson before taking their own life. Based on evidence found at the River Road residence and information obtained from the family member, KSP notified Louisville Metro Police who in turn began a death investigation with assistance from KSP Post 4. LMPD and KSP’s search of a residence at 6004 Ashby Lane where able to confirm that in fact Wilson was murdered at the Ashby Lane residence, on a unknown date before July 22nd. The investigation into Wilson’s murder is being handled by LMPD’s Homicide Unit.
 
KSP believes the suspect (the third deceased), after killing Murray and speaking with a relative by phone, set the residence on fire before taking their own life. KSP is awaiting positive identification from the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s office before the name can be released. The investigation into the two deaths that occurred in Larue County is on-going by KSP Post 4.     
 
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Roanoke, Ky. (July 22, 2019) – Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers and detectives respond to a shooting in LaRue County that later lead detectives to a residence in Jefferson County. The investigation from the earlier incident on River Road in LaRue County has yielded the discovery of a third deceased person on the property. Detectives are currently investigating this death as a separate but related, incident. 
 
The investigation has led detectives to a residence in Jefferson County located at 6004 Ashby Lane in Louisville where a second scene is being processed by KSP Post 4 and Louisville Metro Police Department. The names of the victims are being withheld until an autopsy by the Kentucky Medical examiner’s office can be performed and  notification can be made to next of kin. More information will be released as it becomes available. 
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL DIST. EMPLOYEES REPORT AUG. 7TH; KEYNOTE SPEAKER CARL HURLEY!

 
 
All employees of the Adair County School District, both classified and certified, are to report for your first day of the 2019-20 school year on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Opening day activities will be held at Adair County High School, with doors opening at 7:30amCT for registration. 
 
Breakfast will be served at 7:45amCT in the cafeteria and the program will begin at 9amCT in the gymnasium. The keynote will be delivered by nationally recognized humorist and motivational speaker Dr. Carl Hurley. 
 
Following the morning program, employees will report to their designated school or department and follow instructions given to them by their principal or immediate supervisor.
 

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TRAFFIC ALERT - KY 70 CLOSURE IN TAYLOR CO.

 
Maintenance crews will be replacing a cross drain on KY 70 between Stoner Creek and the Casey County Line beginning Wednesday, July 24th. Work will require closure of the road. Local access will be maintained.  Motorist traveling toward Liberty will use KY 659 back to KY 70.  Motorists traveling toward Campbellsville will use KY 1752 to KY 76 back to KY 70. With favorable weather in our forecast, work should be complete and the road reopened before the end of the day on Friday.

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY DUE TO MAIN LINE BREAK

 
A water line break in Russell Co. is affecting water pressure this morning (07/23/19). 
 
There has been a water main break on Mt Olive Road, therefore a Boil Water Advisory is in effect on Hwy 1729 from 1803 to 3065, Hwy 1729. The Advisory also includes Mt. Olive Rd, West 76 (from Mt. Olive Circle Road to the Adair County line), Carlos Foley Road and Miller Short Road. The Boil Water Advisory is in effect until further notice. 
 
The R.S. Water Dept. is currently working on correcting the problem and water pressure will be back to normal ASAP.
 

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ARRESTS 07/23/19

 

  • Keyaira Grider, 23, Columbia - arrested by CPD on Monday night for Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators LIcense; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; No Registration Receipt; and was served a Warrant for another Police Agency. Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
  • Steven Adam Knight, 52, Burkesville - arrested Monday afternoon by CCSO for 4th degree Assault (Domestic Violence). Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
  • Tamara Conover, 42, Russell Springs - arrested Friday night and charged with Possession of Methamphetaminee, Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia. RSPD Officers responded to a fight in progress call which led to Conover's arrest. She was lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.

 

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LARUE CO. DEATH INVESTIGATION LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF 3RD BODY

 
Roanoke, Ky. (July 22, 2019) – Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers and detectives responded to a shooting in LaRue County, KY that later led detectives to a residence in Jefferson County, KY. The investigation from the earlier incident on River Road in LaRue County has yielded the discovery of a third deceased person on the property. Detectives are currently investigating this death as a separate but related, incident. 
 
The investigation has led detectives to a residence in Jefferson County, 6004 Ashby Lane in Louisville, where a second scene is being processed by KSP Post 4 and Louisville Metro Police Department. The names of the victims are being withheld until an autopsy by the Kentucky Medical examiner’s office can be performed and notification can be made to next of kin. More information will be released as it becomes available. 
 

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2 GREEN CO. ARRESTS

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Faith R. Hilbert, 40, Greensburg - arrested Sunday evening at 8:30pmCT following a traffic stop. Hilbert was arrested on a Green Co. District Court Warrant for Theft of Idenity of Another Without Consent. She was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center. Greensburg Police Officer Davis made the arrest.
  2. James C. Scott, 35, Campbellsville - arrested by Greensburg Police Officer Matney who responded to an assault complaint on Sunday afternoon. Scott was charged with DUI and Assault, 4th degree (minor injuries). He was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.

 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING JULY 23

 
THE ADAIR COUNTY SCHOOL  BOARD WILL MEET ON TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 IN THE BOARD CONFERENCE ROOM AT 6:00 P.M. FOR A "SPECIAL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING".
 
**Meeting called to order**
***Pledge of Allegiance***
***Prayer*** 
  1.   APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  2.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA   
 
CONSENT AGENDA
  3.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  4.   APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT 
  5.   APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF BILLS    
  6.   APPROVAL OF SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE LOCAL WELLNESS POLICY
  7.   APPROVAL OF ADULT SCHOOL LUNCH PRICE INCREASE
  8.   APPROVAL OF PROCUREMENT PLAN UPDATE
  9.   APPROVAL OF SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE PIZZA BIDS 
        FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
10.   APPROVAL OF ADAIR CO. SCHOOLS EMPLOYEE 
        MANUAL FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
11.   APPROVAL OF ACPC SCHOOL-WIDE FUNDRAISER 
        FOR  2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR 
12.   APPROVAL OF ACES SCHOOL-WIDE FUNDRAISER
        FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
13.   APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING CONTRACTS FOR 
        2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR:
  • HANDS UP THERAPY SERVICES, LLC
  • ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY SERVICES
  • VISION ITINERANT SERVICES
  • VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COMMUNITY WORK TRANSITION PROGRAM
14.   APPROVAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES CONTRACT FOR THE 2019-2020 
        SCHOOL YEAR
15.   APPROVAL OF DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE 2019-2020 INTERAGENCY 
        AGREEMENTS
16.   APPROVAL OF DISTRICT FUNDING ASSURANCES IN GMAP FOR THE 2019-2020 
        SCHOOL YEAR     
17.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION 
 _________________________________________________________
 
REGULAR AGENDA  
18.   SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT    
19.   PUBLIC COMMENTS
20.   APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Renae Smith 
21.   RECOGNITION OF MAGGIE YOUNG, JUNIOR AT ACHS 
22.   APPROVAL OF KSBA ANNUAL POLICY & PROCEDURE UPDATES – Robbie 
        Harmon
23.   APPROVAL OF 2019-2020 STUDENT CODE OF ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR & 
        DISCIPLINE – Robbie Harmon 
24.   APPROVAL OF REVISED SALARY SCHEDULES
25.   ADJOURNMENT
 

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KSP RECOGNIZES CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES AT ANNUAL CEREMONY (INCLUDING 1 FROM KSP POST 15, COLUMBIA)

 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 19, 2019) – Kentucky State Police honored 14 civilian employees on Friday, July 19, 2019 at a ceremony in Lexington, KY. These award winners have exceled in public service and dedication to the agency this past year.
 
KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders spoke prior to the ceremony thanking the winners for their dedicated service.
 
“We know that every one of our civilian employees is a Godsend to this agency,” said Sanders. “When the hot calls come in from the public these folks are there to answer the call – whether it be from dispatch, the garage, the crime lab or any of our administrative offices.”
 
LaGrange resident Kevin R. Woosley was named 2019 ‘KSP Civilian of the Year’. An 18-year veteran of the agency, Woosley is an Internal Policy Analyst III at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort. 
 
Other KSP civilian employees who received awards included:
 
Police Communications Support Award
  • Ronald Cobb, Police Telecommunicator II, Post 2-Madisonville
  • Whitney Lyell, Police Telecommunicator II, Post 5-Campbellsburg
  • Brian White, Police Telecommunicator II, Post 9-Pikeville
 
Post Operations Support Award
  • East Troop - Ronnie Gross, Maintenance Worker II, Post 13-Hazard
  • West Troop - Brittany Kenyon, Administrative Specialist II, KSP Post 15 - Columbia
 
Supply/Properties Management Award
  • Steve Grose, Automotive Technician II, Supply Branch
 
Drivers Testing Award
  • Karen Williams, Certified Driver’s Test Administrator I, Drivers Testing Branch - Ashland

 

Forensic Services Support
  • Brittney Givens, Forensic Scientist Specialist II, Southeast Laboratory

 

Information Technology Award
  • Vivian Cai, Data Base Analyst IT, Communications & Computer Technologies - Frankfort

 

Records Technical Support Award
  • Erin True, Administrative Specialist III, Criminal Identification & Records Branch - Frankfort

 

Commercial Vehicle Support Award
  • April Sears, Administrative Specialist III, Central Region CVE

 

Special Enforcement Support Award
  • Dacia Wood, Criminal Intelligence Analyst I, Post 6 – Dry Ridge – Intelligence Branch

 

Administrative Services Award
  • Kevin Woosley, Internal Policy Analyst III, Headquarters – Technical Services Division 

 

Supervisor of the Year Award
  • Beverly Wagoner, Forensic Laboratory Supervisor, Southeast Laboratory

 

PHOTO CAPTION: Award winners pictured from left to right: Karen Williams, Ronald Cobb, Beverly Wagoner, Whitney Lyell, Kevin Woosley, Erin True, Steve Grose, Brittney Givens, Brian White, Brittany Kenyon, Dacia Wood, Vivian Cai, Ronnie Gross, and April Sears.
 
 

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KY 100 IN CUMBERLAND CO. REDUCED TO 1 LANE BEGINNING MONDAY

 
 
SOMERSET, Ky. (July 19, 2019) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 office advises motorists that beginning Monday, July 22, KY 100 in Cumberland County will be reduced to one lane as crews perform rock removal. 
 
The lane closure will begin at the Cumberland/Monroe County line (mile point 0) and extend to mile point 1 (Mud Camp Creek). Work will be performed Monday – Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, each day.
 
Traffic will be controlled by flaggers. Drivers should expect long delays and are encouraged to allow extra time in reaching their destination. 
 
The lane closure is expected to last four weeks. Duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.  

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COLUMBIA RECEIVES GRANT FROM WALMART FOUNDATION

 
The City of Columbia has received a $3500.00 grant from Walmart Foundation to be utilized for their parks and recreation program.
 
According to Walmart’s program, they seek to create value in their communities in which the stores are located; and, participate with local grants supporting programs to help communities thrive.
 
Walmart’s more than two million associates worldwide are residents, neighbors, friends, and family to thousands of communities.
 
The grant was done in a presentation with Walmart associates at the local store on Burkesville Road. Attending were Mayor Pamela Hoots, as well as Craig Lasley and Terry Johnson from the parks and recreation department.
 
“We appreciate the support of Walmart,” said Mayor Hoots. “Their commitment to our community is outstanding.”
 
The Walmart associates have also been working on a location next to city hall, which will be used for local residents in visiting the town.
 

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AREA ARRESTS 07/22/19

 
  • Phillip Franklin, 46, Columbia - arrested on Saturday afternoon by KSP and charged with No Registration Plates; No Registration Recipt; Failure to Maintain Insurance, 2nd offense; Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle; Careless Driving; Disregarding a Stop Sign; and Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree
  • Kai Hadley, 23, Burkesville - arrested Thursday night by BPD for Reckless Driving; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2st degree (Meth); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Possession of Marijuana
  • James Edward Goodin, 57, Columbia - arrested by KSP on Sunday night and charged with Harrassment (No Physical Contact); Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; and Resisting Arrest

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 
  • Blake Aultman, 36, Greenville, Ohio - arrested early Monday morning for Criminal Mischief, 1st degree; Reckless Driving; and Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Jeffery Allen Emore, 44, Jamestown - arrested Saturday night by KSP for Criminal Mischief, 3rd degree; Criminal Trespassing, 3rd degree; Fleeing or Evading Police (on foot); Failure to Wear Seatbelt; Failure to Maintain Required Insurance; No Registration Receipt; and No Registration Plates
  • Terry Ashley, 48, Nicholasville, KY -  arrested early Sunday morning for Operating a Boat/Watercraft While Intoxicated or Under the Influence; Motorboats to be Registered & Numbered; and Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES

 

An Adair County man was arrested on Felony drug charges following a traffic stop.


At approximately 1:00amCT this morning, 26 year old Majid Alshaheen of Columbia, KY was arrested after Adair County Deputy Josh Durbin initiated a traffic stop on Callahan Loop in the Knifley community.  K-9 Nitro alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics in the vehicle, and the subsequent search of the auto revealed Methamphetamine.   
 
Alshaheen was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of:
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine) 
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Operating on a Suspended license 

The Adair County Sheriffs Office is continuing the investigation.
 

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ADAIR CO. TEMPORARY COOLING STATION

 
The Adair Annex will be open as a temporary cooling location from 8:00amCT until sunset through the end of the Excessive Heat Warning on Sunday, July 25, 2019. If you plan to be at the Adair Annex for this purpose, please check in at the Adair Co. Judge Executive’s Office.   
 
 

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ADAIR CO. ACCIDENT ON TUES. INJURES 1 DRIVER

 
The Adair County Sheriffs Office investigated a 2-vehicle accident on Tuesday that resulted in one of the vehicles overturning.
 
Deputy Josh Durbin investigated the accident that occurred on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 4:25pmCT at the KY61 south & Cumberland Parkway intersection. Tommy Ray, age 53 of Tennessee, was operating a 2018 Dodge Ram, attempting to make a left turn from the Cumberland Parkway exit ramp onto KY61. Mr. Ray pulled into the path of a 2004 Dodge Caravan, operated by 60-year-old Pat Morris of Columbia, KY who was traveling on KY61 headed towards town. The impact caused the Caravan to overturn, coming to rest approximately 200 feet from the point of impact.    
 
Pat Morris was treated for head injuries by Adair County EMS and transported to TJ Health Columbia for further treatment.  Tommy Ray was not injured.
 
The Adair County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation.

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING THURS. 1PM - SUN. 7PM

 
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ SUNDAY...
 
This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central
Indiana and Central Kentucky.
 
.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.
 
Very hot and humid conditions will push heat index readings over 100
degrees this afternoon. See Excessive Heat Warning for additional
details.
 
Widely scattered storms are possible through this evening. These
storms may produce brief torrential rainfall and locally gusty winds.
 
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.
 
A strong upper level ridge will persist through much of the weekend.
This will result in a prolonged period of hot and humid conditions
with heat indices ranging from 100 to as high as 110 degrees Friday
through Sunday. The highest heat indices will be near and west of
the I-65 corridor.
 
A cold front will move through the region late Sunday or Monday and
bring a round of storms.
 

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COLUMBIA ACCIDENT INJURES SEVERAL PEOPLE

 
On Saturday morning, July 13, 2019 Columbia Police Department Officers responded to a 2-vehicle accident with injuries on Hudson Street between A1 Auto and Don Franklin Ford.
 
The accident occurred when a 17-year-old operator of a 2008 Mercury Mariner pulled out of A1 and into the path of a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The Caravan was occupied by two adults, William Corbin and Alicia Burton, both of Columbia, KY. There were also a total of 10 juveniles, with ages varying from 2 to 14 in the van. Various parties were treated on scene by Adair EMS before being transferred to T.J. Health Columbia for further treatment. One was later transferred to the UofL Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
 
Sgt. Gary Roy was the investigating officer. He was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police, and the Columbia Fire Department.
 

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RUSSELL CO. BABE RUTH TEAM WINS EAST KY STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!

 

The Russell County 15 & under baseball team became the East KY State Champions this past weekend in Lexington, KY and are now off to Eau Claire, Wisconsin for the Ohio Valley Super Regional next week!

 

Some team members & coaches were guests on the WAVE Morning Show this morning to discuss fundraisers and their trip to Wisconsin......

 

 

A couple of fundraisers are being held to help support this group of young men. On Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 10am-2pm, there will be a Taco Lunch at the Community Center on Main Street in Russell Springs. On Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9am-2pm, they will have a Car Wash at the new FiveStar Food Mart near the Cumberland Parkway. Money donated will be used to help pay for the expense of rooms and travel for the team to the Ohio Valley Super Regional in Eau Claire Wisconsin starting July 25th 2019.
 

If you aren't able to participate in the fundraisers but still want to make a donation, here's a link to the team's GoFundMe page:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/2019-russell-co-15u-babe-ruth-state-champions?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=f52fc96767c1495aa7b069e71639bcad

 

 

 

 

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ADAIR SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARREST NEW HAVEN MAN ON DRUG CHARGES

 

A New Haven, KY man was arrested on felony drug charges over the weekend by the Adair County Sheriff's Office.
 
On Sunday, July 14, 2019 at approx. 3:00pmCT, Deputy Josh Durbin and K-9 "Nitro" was dispatched to Holmes Bend Rd after a suspicious male complaint was called in. The male was located around the campground area and identified as 28-year-old Gary Kinder of New Haven, KY. Following an investigation, Deputy's discovered the suspect was in possession of narcotics. Kinder was placed under arrest and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine), and Public Intoxication (excludes alcohol).
 
The investigation is continuing.  
 

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GREEN CO. MAN SHOT & KILLED ON TUESDAY

 

A Green County man was shot & killed on Tuesday in the Roachville community of Green Co. by his son-in-law. Our sister station (99.9 The Big Dawg) broke the story and Larry Smith has details......

 

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH THURS. - SUN.

 
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...
 
The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued an
Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon
through Sunday evening.
 
* TEMPERATURE...Heat indices ranging from 100 to as high as 110
  degrees will be possible each afternoon from Thursday into
  Sunday, with the highest heat indices west of I-65.
 
* IMPACTS...Several days of heat indices near or above 105 degrees
  could have a cumulative impact on some individuals, especially
  those who engage in prolonged outdoor work or other activities.
  Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of
  minutes. Never leave pets, children, or the elderly unattended
  in parked vehicles. The extended period of high heat and
  humidity can worsen the effects of heat stress.
 
An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot
temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and
high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in
which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay
in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up
on relatives and neighbors.
 

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2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN ADAIR CO. SENDS 4 PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL

 
A 2-vehicle accident on Monday in Columbia sent one driver and 3 juvenile passengers to the hospital. 
 
On Monday, July 15, 2019 the Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to the injury accident at the junction of Gaston Ave and Jamestown Street. The preliminary investigation determined that a 2006 Toyota Prius, operated by Brenda K Johnson of Illinois, pulled out onto Jamestown Street from Gaston Ave. When doing so pulled directly into the path of a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe operated by Macy Chamness of Columbia. 
 
Johnson & 2 juvenile passengers were transported to T J Health Columbia. One juvenile passenger in the Chamness auto was also transported to T.J. Health Columbia by Adair County EMS.
 
Adair County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Padgett is the investigating Officer. He was assisted on scene by Adair EMS, Adair County Fire Department, Kentucky State Police, and Columbia City Police.
 

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ADAIR CO. BOGUS CALLS.... BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!

 

Today (Tuesday, July 16, 2019), the Adair County Sheriff's Office has received several phone calls from Adair County residents stating they've received calls from the Sheriff's Office. The calls consist of people being told they have summons or warrants on them that do not exist. These callers are using names of employees of the Sheriffs Office. Sheriff Josh Brockman tells 92.7 WAVE News that the Adair County Sheriff's Office will not ever call and ask you for personel information over the phone! The office does not except payments for fines over the phone by credit card, nor do they ask for them. The Sheriff's Office also does not call and tell you they have a warrant and are on their way to pick you up if you don’t make a payment.
 
If you receive one of these calls, please do diligence in making sure you are speaking with someone from the Sheriff's Office. The number that is showing up on most of these calls is 270-290-1369. Sheriff Brockman says the scammers are probably using an app to change the number, and they are trying to track down the source of the calls. If you have any information, call 270-384-2776.
 
 
 

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UPDATE: HWY 80 IS OPEN FOLLOWING SEMI ACCIDENT

 
****UPDATE****
 
Hwy. E80 in Columbia, KY has reopened following a semi accident early this morning!
 
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A semi overturned in Adair County at approx. 3amCT in the 3900-4000 Block of Russell Springs Road, Highway East 80 in Adair County. Noone was injured. Expect delays and roadway closures during the cleanup process. 
 
 
 
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

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

 

 

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AREA ARRESTS 07/15/19

 
  • Anthony Smith, 63, Russell Springs - arrested by the RCSO on Monday morning for Public Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd offense
  • Randall Allen Walker, 41, Russell Springs - arrested by KSP at 12:30amCT this (Sunday) morning for Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License; DUI; Improper Registration Plate; and Failure to Produce Insurance Card
  • Kristopher Eugene Adkins, 26, Russell Springs - arrested around midnight on Saturday night on a Fugitive From Another State Warrant
  • Josh Gerlach, 33, Danville, KY  - arrested Saturday evening by KSP in Russell Co. for Failure to Operator Boat at Idle Speed and Operating a Boat/Watercraft While Intoxicated 
  • Everett McMullen Jr., 51, Williamstown, West Virginia - arrested by RCSO on Sunday evening for Theft by Deception (including cold checks under $500)
  • James Robinson, 52 and Pauline Robinson, 52, both of Russell Springs - were arrested on Sunday evening by the RCSO. James was charged with Driving on a DUI Suspended License, 2nd offense. Pauline was charged with Prescription Controlled Substance Not In Proper Container. 

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
 
  • Steven Brown, 23, Hodgenville - arrested by KY Fish & Wildlife on Sunday for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine), and Prescription Controlled Substance Not In Proper Container
  • Tussie Harper, 28, Columbia - arrested by Ky Fish & Wildlife on Sunday evening for Resisting Arrest; Failure to Appear; and 2 Probation Violations (for misdemeanor offenses)
  • Alfred Gansert, 59, Union City, TN - arrested Sunday night by KSP and charged with Reckless Driving; DUI; Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia

 

Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
 

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COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 
On Saturday night, July 13, 2019 Officers with the Columbia Police Department responded to a report of an unresponsive male behind the wheel of a red Chevrolet at the Dollar General Store on South Hwy 55. The subject (20-year-old Austin Coomer of Columbia), was awakened and briefly checked out by Adair EMS. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of digital scales, an undisclosed amount of marijuana, a number of pills, and a large amount of cash. Coomer was charged with Public Intoxication, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Trafficking in Marijuana, 1st offense (all misdemeanors), and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Drug Unspecified), a felony.
 
CPD Officer Drew Conn was the arresting Officer. He was assisted on scene by Officer Anthony Darnell.
 

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REDUCE POTENTION RABIES EXPOSURE BY AVOIDING BATS & WILD ANIMALS

 
FRANKFORT, KY (Jul. 15, 2019) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), along with local health departments across the state, is reminding the public about the potential for rabies exposure from contact with bats and other wildlife.
 
“Bats become active during this time of year and that increases the possibility of exposure to rabies, which is a dangerous and life-threatening condition if contracted,” said Kelly Giesbrecht, DVM, MPH, state public health veterinarian with DPH. “We want to highlight the importance of rabies prevention and control efforts in our communities, while also reminding Kentuckians of the existing dangers of coming into contact with rabid bats and other wildlife. To avoid possible rabies exposure, wildlife should not be fed, handled or treated as pets.”
 
Rabies is a virus that affects the nervous system in humans, pets and wild animals. A person may contract rabies through a bite, scratch or saliva from an infected animal. Due to the small size of its teeth and claws, a bat bite or scratch may not be seen or even felt by the injured person. A potential rabies exposure should never be taken lightly. If untreated, rabies is fatal.
 
Bats that are active during the day or are unable to fly might be suspect for having rabies. To minimize the risk for contracting rabies, it is best never to handle any bat. If you find a bat in your home, call your local animal control office to collect the bat and call your healthcare provider or local health department to determine if preventive treatment is needed. Not all bats are positive, only a small percentage. However, caution should still be used around all bats. Bats are also very beneficial. They eat 600-1000 mosquitoes hourly!
 
To prevent bats from entering your home, carefully examine your home for holes that might allow bats to enter the residence. Any openings larger than a quarter-inch could allow for bat entry. These openings should be blocked either with stainless steel wool or caulking in the fall or winter so you do not unintentionally trap bats within your home. Between May and August, while bats are raising their young, it is illegal to remove bats. Consult with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife if you have a bat problem in your home during these months. Common ways for bats to enter homes include down the chimney, through openings around the chimney, through vents or openings behind shutters, under doors, siding, eaves or shingles.
 
Wildlife rabies cases, primarily in bats, raccoons, skunks and foxes, have been identified in the U.S., and these result in human and animal exposures requiring thousands of human rabies post-exposure treatments and animal euthanasia or quarantines.
 
Once clinical symptoms are present, there is no known medical cure for rabies.Symptoms include strange sensations at the site of the bite from a rabid animal, hallucinations and fear of water, all of which are quickly followed by death.
 
While rabies in humans is rare in the U.S. (usually only one or two human cases per year), the most common source of human rabies in the U.S. is from bats. Among the 19 naturally acquired cases of rabies in humans in the U.S. from 1997-2006, 17 were associated with bats. Among these, 14 patients had known encounters with bats. The last case of human rabies in Kentucky from a bat was in 1996. Rabies can be prevented by avoiding contact with bats and getting immediate treatment if you do come in contact with a bat that tests positive or isn’t able to be tested.
 
Points to remember to prevent rabies:
  1. Do not touch a bat!
  2. Teach your children: Do not touch a bat! 
  3. Keep your pets vaccinated.
  4. Do not interact or attract wildlife.
  5. Do not put food outside for wildlife and keep pet food covered.
  6. Talk to your healthcare provider about preventive shots if you believe you have been exposed to rabies.

 

For more information on bats and the potential to contract rabies visit: https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/bats/education/index.html

 

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SEMI TRUCK FIRE ON CUMBERLAND PARKWAY IN ADAIR CO.

 
The Columbia/Adair County Fire Department responded to the westbound lane of the Louie B. Nunn-Cumberland Parkway this (Sunday) morning at 9:57amCT at mile marker 46. A semi tractor-trailer (hauling a load of hay) was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. They were able to get the fire extinguished prior to the load catching on fire. The truck was owned by Branscum's Storage Inc. of Russell Springs, KY.  
 
19 firemen were on the scene for approx. 45 minutes.  
 
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 
The Boil Water Advisory on Hwy 1545 in Russell County. KY has been lifted. You no longer have to boil your water.
 

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AREA ARRESTS 07/15/19

 
  • Randall Allen Walker, 41, Russell Springs - arrested by KSP at 12:30amCT Sunday morning for Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License; DUI; Improper Registration Plate; and Failure to Produce Insurance Card
  • Kristopher Eugene Adkins, 26, Russell Springs - arrested around midnight on Saturday night on a Fugitive From Another State Warrant
  • Josh Gerlach, 33, Danville, KY  - arrested Saturday evening by KSP in Russell Co. for Failure to Operator Boat at Idle Speed and Operating a Boat/Watercraft While Intoxicated 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.

 
  • Christian Stanley, 23, Columbia - arrested Saturday afternoon by KSP and charged with Reckless Driving; Disregarding Stop Sign; Failure to Wear Seatbelt; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; No Registration Receipt; No Registration Plates; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operator's License; and DUI
  • Gary Kinder, 28, New Haven, KY - arrested by ACSO on Saturday afternoon for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and Public Intoxicaion (excludes alcohol)
  • Brooke Newton, 28, Burkesville - arrested Friday night by BPD for Endangering the Welfare of a Minor; Disregarding a Stop Sign; and No Operator's License in her Possession
  • Chester Newport, 26, Burkesville - arrested by CCSO on Friday afternoon for Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree (on foot)

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

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HARDIN CO. MAN SUSTAINS SERIOUS INJURIES FOLLOWING MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN ADAIR CO.; SPEED BELIEVED TO BE A FACTOR

 

This morning (Friday, July 12) at 8:56amCT, the Adair County Sheriffs Office was dispatched to a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Holmes Bend Rd  and KY551. Upon their arrival, it was discovered that 31 year old Stephen Edwards of Hardin  County, KY was operating a 2008 Suzuki 1000 motorcycle, traveling north on KY 551 and failed to negotiate the curve. Edwards left the roadway, overturning the bike as he was thrown from it.   
 

Mr. Edwards was treated on scene by Adair EMS until the Air Evac helicopter landed. He was then flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. Mr. Edwards sustained serious head injuries and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Speed is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash as witnesses stated the bike had been traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the collision.    

Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman is investigating the accident. He was assisted at the scene by Kentucky State Police, Columbia Police, and the State Highway Department.
 

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WASHINGTON CO. MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING SHOOTING

 
(Springfield KY, July 12, 2019) On Thursday, July 11, 2019 at approximately 11:53 PM ET, Units from KSP Post 15 responded to a shooting incident that occurred at the intersection of U.S. 150 and KY 555.  When Troopers arrived, it was determined that Andre Hawkins, 32, of Lebanon, KY had been shot while he was in his vehicle at that intersection.  Hawkins left the scene and went to a nearby McDonalds to use his cell phone. Hawkins informed Police that Dyron Johnson from Springfield had shot him. Washington County EMS transported Hawkins to SpringView Hospital in Lebanon where he was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital. He is listed in stable condition.
 
Following further investigation, Units from Post 15 obtained and executed a search warrant in the city limits of Lebanon on West Chandler Street. Dyron A. Johnson, 38, of Springfield, KY was arrested and charged with Assault 1st degree and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon. Johnson was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. 
 
This incident is under investigation by Detective B.J. Burton. KSP was assisted by Springfield Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, and Washington County EMS.
 

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ARRESTS 07/12/19

 
  • Paul Abrell, 40, Columbia - arrested early this morning (Friday) by RCSO for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (excluding alcohol)
  • Kathy Sutton, 54, Jamestown - arrested by RSPD overnight and charged with No Tail Lamps; No Registration Receipt; DUI; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Drug Unspecified); and Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container
  • Jeremy Ping, 42, Russell Springs - arrested by KSP on Thursday night for Rear License Not Illuminated and DUI (Aggravating Circumstance)
  • Maggie Chumble, 47, Russell Springs - arrested by JPD on Thursday afternoon for TBUT Under $500

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.

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RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

 

The Russell Springs City Council met on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Jim Leib has details.......

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY 07/12/19

 
There is a Russell County Boil Water Advisory on Hwy 1545 (Bottoms Rd) from Edmonds Lane to Sano-Mt Olive Rd due to a water line break. Boil all water used for drinking & cooking purposes for at least 3 minutes. 
 

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AREA ARRESTS 07/11/19

 
  • Adrienne Jones, 36 of Jamestown -  arrested by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree (Drug Unspecified); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; DUI (Aggravated Circumstance); & Failure to Notify the Dept. of Transportation of Address Change
  • Coleman Ray Miller, 26, Jamestown - arrested overnight by JPD for Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence)
  • Stephen Boyd, 29, Columbia - arrested on Wednesday evening by and charged with Operating on a Suspended or Revoked LIcense; Disregarding a Stop Sign; and Failure to Wear Seatbelt

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
  • Vincent Bach, 32, Columbia - arrested Wednesday night by CPD and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance; No Seatbelt; Fleeing or Evading Poice, 2nd degree; and Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators LIcense 

 

Lodged in the Adair Co. Jail.

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TAYLOR CO. GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS

 

The Taylor County Grand Jury met this week and returned the following indictments:

  • William Cody Edwards, 42, Lisa Lane, Campbellsville, KY - Possession/Viewing Sexual Performance by a Minor (Class "D" Felony)
  • Joshua Judd, 2421 Penitentiary Bend Rd, Greensburg, KY - Promoting Contraband at the Taylor County Jail
  • Derrick Harris, Magnolia, KY - Receiving Stolen Property
  • Jeremy D. Wilhoit, 474 Attilla Road, Campbellsville, KY - Forgery
  • Tomas L. Cruz, Campbellsville - Identity Theft
  • Larhonda J. Perez, 208 Fairview Drive, Campbellsville, KY -  Identity Theft 
  • Nicholas J. Elmore, Campbellsville, KY - Theft, Criminal Mischief, Wanton Endangerment
  • Phillip J. Crump, Meadow Brook Drive, Campbellsville, KY - Wanton Endangerment and Criminal Mischief
  • Harley Cox, Campbellsville, KY - Forgery

 

The Taylor County Grand Jury indicted the following people on Drug Charges:
  • Wesley D. Mann of Campbellsville
  • Steven Matthew Wilson of Campbellsville
  • John Grubb of Campbellsville
  • Danny D. Jefferies of Lebanon
  • George P. Gribbins of Campbellsville
  • Justin Highfield of Campbellsville
  • Lisa M. Creason of Greensburg
  • Thor Polly of Greensburg

 

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MARION CO. DEATH INVESTIGATION

 

Lebanon, KY. (July 10, 2019)  On Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at approximately 8:57amET, Kentucky State Police Post 15 was notified of a possible deceased male located outside of a residence on Fairgrounds Road in Lebanon. Upon arrival, units discovered the deceased male was 39-year-old Christopher Thompson of Lebanon. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed.  This investigation is being led by Detective Joshua Dicken.

 

 

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CPD ARRESTS 2 MEN FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

 
On Tuesday afternoon, July 8, 2019 Columbia Police Dept. Officers initiated a traffic stop on Greensburg Street and Jones Street. As the Officer approached the vehicle, he observed the driver attempting to conceal a clear plastic baggie with a white substance inside. The individual was immediately taken into custody. After the K-9 unit was utilized, CPD Officers also located marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
 
David Rooksberry, 39, of Campbellsville, KY was charged with a total of 6 traffic violations as well as Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine). A passenger, 38-year-old Lucas Brinkman, was also taken into custody with 2 active warrants, including probation violation.
 
Officer Evan Burton made the arrests. He was assisted on scene by Deputy Josh Durbin and Officers Kevin Atwood & Adam Cravens.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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DEA & FBI AT COLUMBIA DR'S OFFICE & HOME TODAY

 
Local and federal law enforcement officers raided a local doctor’s office this (Wednesday) morning.
 
According to the Adair County Community Voice (http://www.adairvoice.com), members of the DEA and FBI joined officers from the KSP Drug Enforcement and Special Investigations (DESI), Kentucky Office of the Inspector General, the Adair Co. Sheriff's Office & Columbia Police Dept. at Dr. Viorel Boborodea’s office (better known as "Dr. B") at 803 Burkesville St., Suite B, AND at  Dr. Boborodea’s residence at Woodland Acres in Adair County.
 
"Dr. B" is a suboxone provider and has a family medicine practice in Columbia. His office is located next to Dr. Anne Burton’s office (New Path Medical Center) at 805 Burkesville St. Dr. Burton’s office was NOT part of the search.  
 
(Pictures courtesy of Adair County Community Voice)
 
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 

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

 

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AREA ARRESTS 07/10/19

 
  • Matthew Martin, 31, of Dunnville, KY - arrested Tuesday evening and charged with Burglary, 3rd degree; Burglary, 2nd degree; Theft by Unlawful Taking (Firearm); and Theft by Unlawful Taking ($500 or more but under $10,000). Martin was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
  • Michael Harmon, 29, Elkhorn, KY -  arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with Theft of Identity Without Consent. He was lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.
  • William Miller, 28, Lebanon - arrested Tuesday by ACSO and charged with Driving on a DUI Suspended License, 1st offense (Aggravating Circumstance), and served 2 Warrants (for other police agencies). Miller was lodged in the Adair Co. Jail.

 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN ARRESTED AFTER THREATS TO POLICE & HIMSELF

 

Campbellsville Police arrested 37-year-old John Mascarenas after he made threats toward police and to harm himself, Police converged on an area near the Trace Creek Park and arrested Mascarenas on the charge of Wanton Endangerment (on a police officer), Public Intoxication and Possession of Marijuana. He was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.

 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT CALLED MEETING JULY 10

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will have a "Special Called Meeting" on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 1:00pmCT at the Russell County Courthouse in Jamestown.
 
AGENDA 
  • RESOLUTION 19-12 - MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT WITH KY TRANSPORTATION CABINET - FLEX FUNDING 
  • ADJOURN 

 

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CUMBERLAND CO. FISCAL COURT AWARDED $441,730 IN DISCRETIONARY FUNDS FOR CRITICAL PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENTS

 
SOMERSET, Ky. (July 8, 2019) – During Monday’s Cumberland County Fiscal Court meeting, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $441,730 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on seven roads. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. The investment supports Governor Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.
 
“The Bevin Administration continues to focus on taking care of what we have at both the state and local level to address critical infrastructure needs that improve safety and support job creation and retention,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “This funding builds upon existing transportation investments and allows the Cabinet to collaborate with local governments to identify projects that will have large impacts to communities.”
 
Cumberland County Judge-Executive John Phelps Jr. identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county.  
 
“Thank you to Governor Matt Bevin for recognizing the needs that Cumberland County has for resurfacing this portion of our county roads,” said Judge-Executive Phelps. “Myself and all of the magistrates understand how tight transportation funds currently are. This is the largest amount of discretionary funds that Cumberland County has received since my tenure as Judge Executive began in 2011. I’m sure the ability to give Cumberland County this amount of funding this year is due to the better management of transportation funds by the Bevin Administration.”
 
Projects submitted to the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid for discretionary fund consideration were evaluated by KYTC district staff to assess the condition of roads and determine the most critical needs based on factors such as safety, economic impact, and traffic volumes.
 
The roads set to be addressed provide access to more than 87 homes.The Cumberland County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the county for the projects.
 
Resurfacing work will address:
  • Lewis Creek Road (County Road 1467) from milepoint 1.06 to milepoint 1.296
  • Garrett Creek Road (County Road 1319) from milepoint 1.64 to milepoint 3.032
  • Zeketown Road (County Road 1227) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 2.32
  • Lawson Bottom Road (County Road 1021) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 4.415
  • Brush Creek Road (County Road 1009) from milepoint 0.84 to milepoint 1.89
  • Joe Scott Road (County Road 1157) from milepoint 0.44 to milepoint 1.10
  • Beech Grove Road (County Road 1347) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 2.10

 

 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT AWARDED $313,539 IN DISCRETIONARY FUNDS FOR KY 910 & KY 76 INTERSECTION REALIGNMENT

 
During Monday's Russell County Fiscal Court meeting, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $313,539 in discretionary funds for the realignment of the KY 910 and KY 76 intersection. 
 
Resurfacing and shoulder work will address the KY 910/ KY 76 intersection from milepoint 5.469 to milepoint 5.83. The investment supports Governor Matt Bevin's commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.
 
"The Bevin Administration continues to focus on taking care of what we have at both the state and local level to address critical infrastructure needs that improve safety and support job creation and retention," said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. "This funding builds upon existing transportation investments and allows the Cabinet to collaborate with local governments to identify projects that will have large impacts to communities."
 
The intersection is heavily used by motorists accessing Lake Cumberland and the improvements will better handle large boats, campers and commercial vehicles traveling through the area.
 
"I would like to thank Governor Bevin, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and District 8 for their help with securing the funding for this project," said Russell County Judge-Executive Gary Robertson. "This realignment project will help out with safety and high traffic issues at the intersection of KY 910 and KY 76."
 
Projects submitted to the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid for discretionary fund consideration were evaluated by KYTC district staff to assess the condition of roads and determine the most critical needs based on factors such as safety, economic impact, and traffic volumes.
 
"I'm happy to learn that Russell County has received funding to realign this intersection," said Sen. Max Wise. "This infrastructure upgrade will certainly benefit this community by ensuring that it has safe and dependable roadways."
 
KYTC is responsible for all phases of work.
 
 

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1 PERSON INJURED IN VEHICLE VS MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN CASEY CO.

 
Liberty KY (July 9, 2019) – KSP Trooper Billy Begley is investigating a 2-vehicle injury collision that occurred on Friday, July 5th, 2019 at approximately 5:26pmET, 17 miles east of Liberty on KY 70. 17-year-old Emily Gillock of Liberty, KY was east-bound on KY 70 operating a 2013 Hyundai, when she attempted to turn into a private drive and turned into the path of a west-bound 2017 Kawasaki motorcycle, operated by 51-year-old Kenneth Warner of Science Hill. Gilllock was belted and not injured. Warner was not wearing a helmet and was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY by private vehicle for treatment of minor injuries.   
 

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SPORTS REACH CHAMPIONS WEEK JULY 8-12 IN COLUMBIA

 
The week of July 8-12, 2019 has been proclaimed as "Sports Reach Champions Week" in Columbia, KY as the result of a proclamation issued by Columbia Mayor Pamela Hoots. The proclamation is in recognition of their appearance in the Baseball Youth Nationals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The youth group members were named as Ambassadors of our Community by Mayor Hoots.
 
Team Members: J.T. Loy, Isaac Rodgers, Bryce Russell, Alex Martin, Dalton Campbell, Brody Brock, Zane Gist, Tristen Stotts, Mason Coffey, A.J. Witherspoon, & Jasper Kemp. Coaches: Roy Coffey, Dustin Martin, Dennis Reeves, & Jason Stotts.
 
 

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

 
Gerald Knight, 46, of Russell Springs, KY was arrested on Monday afternoon and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine). Knight was lodged in the Adair County Jail.
 

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DANVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH RAPE IN ADAIR CO.

 

49 year old Thomas L. Pennington of Danville, KY was arrested on Monday, July 8, 2019 by the ACSO and charged with 2 counts of Rape, 3rd degree. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP

 

The Russell County Fiscal Court met on Monday evening. Jim Leib covered the meeting and got a statement from Russell Co. Judge Exec. Gary D. Robertson......

 

 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING JULY 9

 
The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in Regular Called Session on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 6:00pmCT in the basement of the Adair Annex located at 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The public is invited to attend. 
 
 
AGENDA
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
 
1.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES 
  • June 25, 2019 Minutes-Regular 
3.  DISBURSEMENTS
4.  REPORTS
  • SHERIFF’S REPORT 
  • ROAD DEPT. REPORT 
  • G.R.A.S. REPORT 
  • COMMITTEE REPORTS 
  • JAIL REPORT 

5.  TREASURER

  • TREASURER’S REPORT 
  • 4TH QUARTER REPORT 

6.  BUDGET AMENDMENTS 

7.  TRANSFERS 
  • LINE TO LINE TRANSFERS
  • FUND TO FUND TRANSFERS

8.   COURT ORDERS 

9.   READING OF ROADS
 
10.  ACTION ITEMS:
  • COLUMBIA-ADAIR COUNTY AIRPORT 
  • PAYPAL FOR GRAS
  • PERMISSION FOR TREASURER TO ADVERTISE AUDIT IN LIEU OF YEAR END SETTLEMENT
  • NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
  • 1ST READING ADMINISTRATIVE CODE CHANGE 
  • 2ND READING TO AMEND ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING PARKS & REC BOARD
  • JAIL MEDICAL CONTRACT
  • AMENDMENT TO FIRE DEPT. ORDINANCE-1ST READING  
  • SHERIFF BROCKMAN’S 2018 TAX SETTLEMENT
  • KACO LOAN FOR SHERIFF’S VEHILCES
  • 911-MOVE DUSTIN POSEY FROM PT TO TEMPORARY FULL TIME

11.  OTHER BUSINESS
12.  PUBLIC COMMENTS
13.  ADJOURN   
                                               

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WEEKEND AREA ARRESTS 07/08/19

 
  • Rebecca Hensley, 31, Jamestown - arrested on Friday, July 5, 2019 for DUI; Prescription Controlled Substance Not In Proper Container; Possession of Marijuana; Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree
  • David Brandon Runyon, 31, Columbia - arrested just after midnight on Friday night by RSPD and charged with DUI; Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence); Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; No Registration Receipt
  • Jeffrey Wright, 45, Jamestown - arrested on Saturday, July 6, 2019 by RSPD for Failure of Non-Owner/Operator to Maintain Required Insurance; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; 2 counts of Contempt of Court
  • Reynaldo Alverez Morales, 30, Jamestown - arrested Friday afternoon, July 5, 2019 by KSP for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol); Possession of Marjuana; Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container; Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree
  • Deborah Bell, 49, Albany - arrested on Thursday, July 4, 2019 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Fraudulent Use of Credit Card; Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container
  • Marco Guzman, 27, Jamestown - arrested by KSP on Sunday afternoon for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 3rd or more offense in 12 months, and Drinking an Alcholic Beverage in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd Offense
     
Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
 
  • Buddy Dyer, 32, Burkesville - arrested Friday afternoon by CCSO for Receiving Stolen Property (under $10,000)
  • Oscar Farlee, 27, Burkesville - arrested Friday afternoon by BPD for Receiving Stolen Property 
  • Robert Deaton, 37, Burkesville - arrested Thursday night, July 4th by CCSO for Menacing and Disorderly Conduct
  • Sarah Wilson, 42, Columbia - arrested by KSP on Sunday night for Driving on a DUI Suspended License, 1st offense, and Contempt of Court
  • Dianna Dobson, 32, Columbia - arrested by KSP on Sunday for Public Intoxication; Menacing; Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree (on foot); & Resisting Arrest
  • Carlton Dobson, 38, Columbia - arrested Sunday by KSP and charged with One Headlight; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; Failure of Owner to Maintain Insurance; Disorderly Conduct; Menacing; DUI; Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & Rear License Not Illuminated
 

Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.

 

 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE MAN ARRESTED ON NUMEROUS CHARGES IN GREENSBURG

 

Greensburg Police has charged 51 year old Mark Winston Taylor of Campbellsville, KY with Theft of Vehicle Registration Plate, No Insurance, No Registration Receipt, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, Improper Equipment, and Display of Illegal/Altered Registration Plate following a traffic stop in Greensburg, KY on Saturday afternoon, July 6, 2019. Taylor was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.

 

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TAYLOR CO. SCHOOL BOARD

 

The Taylor County School Board will meet tonight at 6:00pmET. The meeting will be at the central office on Broadway and is open to the public.

 

 

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AUTO ACCIDENT IN TAYLOR CO.

 

A Taylor Co. teenager escaped serious injuries after wrecking his auto on Friday night, July 5, 2019.

 

Taylor County Sherfiff Alan Newton tells 99.9 the Big Dawg that 17-year-old John Roby of Campbellsville, KY failed to negotiate a curve on Bengal Road (Hwy 323) near the Taylor/Green County line, ran off the roadway and overturned in a field. Roby was treated at the scene by Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS.
 
The accident was investigated by Deputy Brent Burkhead. He was assisted on sdene by Deputy Robbie VanCleave and Taylor Co. Fire/Rescue.
 
 
 

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TAYLOR CO. MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY

 

A 38 year old Harrodsburg, KY man was arrested after being witnessed breaking into buildings on New Lebanon Road and Palestine Road in Campbellsville, KY early Sunday morning, July 7, 2019.

 
Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton told 99.9 The Big Dawg that Mike Ronald Evans II was found hiding in a car. Evans was charged with Burglary, 3rd degree and lodged in the Taylor County Jail. Deputy Paul Pinson made the arrest. He was assisted by the Campbellsville Police Dept.
 
 

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COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF METH & OTHER CHARGES

 
On Friday, July 5, 2019  while on general patrol, Columbia Police Dept. Officers came upon a male and female on Greensburg Street in the midst of a verbal altercation. After stopping and speaking with both subjects, it was discovered there was an active domestic violence order in place against the male subject. Upon a search of the male, there was a white crystal substance and paraphernalia located. 
 
Allen Glen Yates, 55, of Columbia, KY was taken into custody and charged with Violation of an EPO/DVO, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st offense (Methamphetamine). Yates was lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail by CPD Officer Evan Burton, who was assisted on scene by Officer Jordan Dean.
 

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MISSING JAMESTOWN TEEN - PUBLIC'S HELP NEEDED

 

A 17-year-old Jamestown teenager remains missing!

 

 

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ADAIR SEARCH & RESCUE IS DISBANDING

 

According to Adair Search & Rescue Board of Directors Chairman Shannon Rowe, effective immediately Adair Search & Rescue will cease to operate. Rowe says after many discussions and every effort made to resolve many issues that has faced the organization, the Board of Directors felt the dissolution of the organization was the best option.

 

 

 

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TRUCK IT UP IS THIS FRIDAY, JULY 12TH!

 
Truck It Up is here! On Friday, July 12, 2019 food trucks from throughout the state will be coming to Columbia for an event to be held in the city parking lot just across from City Hall at the corner of Campbellsville Street & Merchant Street.
 
“We are anticipating trucks to start arriving at around 9:00amCT,” said Mayor Pamela Hoots. The trucks will be setting-up and the event will start at around 11:00amCT. “We urge people to use caution in this area,” said Hoots, “We anticipate a high volume of traffic throughout the day.”
 
Food trucks include: Epic Meats (Summit) of Science Hill; Ben’s Jammin Ice Cream and Other Treats from Bardstown; Wild Bill’s Taste Buds of Elizabethtown; Shogun from Bowling Green; First Baptist Church of Columbia; Mimi’s Ice of Columbia; and Happy Hawg Barbeque of Russell Springs. 
 
Hoots also noted that various local & area musicians and groups will be performing.
 
There'll be something for everyone, from ribeye steaks, bratwurst, fried bologna, & nachos, to barbeque, hamburgers, chicken wings, fish, ice cream & more!
 
“This event will be the same evening as "To The Nines" for July. Shops on and one block off the square will be open for everyone’s convenience,” concluded Hoots. The parking lot will be blocked off on Thursday afternoon. Anyone with vehicles is encouraged to have them moved by 4:00pmCT. 
 
Proceeds from the event will be going to purchase handicapped accessible equipment for city parks. For further information, please contact City Hall at 270-384-2501. 
 

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3 RUSSELL COUNTIANS ARRESTED FOLLOWING SEARCH OF RESIDENCE

 
 *** The Larry Gillock arrested is not to be confused with the business owner, 71-year-old Larry Gillock (owner of Wolf Crek Resort Park in Russell Co.) ***
 
Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston reports that a search warrant was executed at 340 Roy Lane in the Salem/Gosser Ridge area of Russell County on Friday night, July 5, 2019.
 
Arrested were:
  • Larry Gillock, age 51, & Lisa Gillock, age 45, both of Russell Springs: Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree (Drug Unspecified); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Sarah McNay: arrested on Outstanding Warrants

 

All three were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
Deputy Kenny Perkins is heading the imvestigation and was assisted at the scene by other members of the Russell County Sheriffs Office and Constable Kenny Luttrell. 
 
If anyone suspects illegal drug activity in your neighborhood, please contact the Russell County Sheriffs Office Drug/Wanted Persons Tip-line at 270-343-8116. Your call will remain anonymous. 
 

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ADAIR SHERIFFS OFFICE ARREST 2 CASEY CO. RESIDENTS ON DRUG CHARGES

 

On Thursday, July 4th, at 11:10amCT, Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman arrested Chris Schuber, 35, and Michelle Perry, 36, both of Liberty, KY on drug charges. 

 
The incident occurred 19 miles east of Columbia on Sanders Ridge when a search of a residence resulted in locating methamphetamine, a large quantity of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
 
Sheriff Brockman was assisted by Deputy Chandler Staten, Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle, & KSP.

Both were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of Marijuana; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 

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EXECUTION OF SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO ARREST IN ALBANY

 

Albany, Ky. (July 4, 2019) – On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at approximately 5:11pmCT, Trooper Jordan Carter assisted the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department in executing a search warrant at a residence on Fairgrounds Road in the limits of Albany.  While searching the residence Tpr. Carter located a large amount of suspected methamphetamine. 

 
Arnold Bell, age 53 of Albany, KY was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree 1stoffense (methamphetamine), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1stdegree 1st offense (> 2 or + grams methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bell was lodged in the Clinton County Jail.
 

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FIREWORKS SAFETY

 
We know fireworks are fun. Unfortunately, fireworks can cause serious injuries to children, including devastating burns and other injuries. The best way to keep your children safe is to not use any fireworks at home. Attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals.
 
More than 3,000 children under the age of 15 are sent to the emergency room each year in the United States because of fireworks. Sparklers, which are typically viewed by parents as relatively harmless fireworks for children, account for one-third of the injuries to children under 5. 
 
If you plan to use fireworks, make sure to follow these tips to keep your kids as safe as possible. 
 
  • Closely supervise children around fireworks at all times.
  • Little arms are too short to hold sparklers, which can heat up to 1,200 degrees. How about this? Let your young children use glow sticks instead. They can be just as fun but they don’t burn at a temperature hot enough to melt glass.
  • Always have a bucket of water and/or a fire extinguisher nearby. Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly.

 

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TRANSPORTATION CABINET OFFICIALS TO ATTEND RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING TO MAKE FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT

 
Somerset, Ky. (July 3, 2019) – A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) official will attend the Russell County Fiscal Court meeting Monday, July 8, 2019 to make a transportation funding announcement.
 
 
WHAT:      Transportation funding announcement
 
WHO:       KYTC Dept. of Rural & Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II
 
WHERE:   Russell County Courthouse, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY 
 
WHEN:     Monday, July 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. CT
 

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KSP PARTICIPATING IN OPERATION C.A.R.E. THIS 4TH OF JULY

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 1, 2019) – Kentucky State Police is participating in Operation C.A.R.E (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the Fourth of July holiday season.  Beginning on July 3, 2019 and extending through July 5, 2019 at 11:59 P.M. – KSP Troopers will be taking part in a national effort to increase officer presence on Interstate and U.S Highways. Occurring during specific high crash periods, troopers will focus on keeping the roads safe during times of holiday traffic. 
 
KSP Troopers and Officers will put a high emphasis on all traffic enforcement violations including: speeding, failure to wear safety restraints (seatbelt), impaired/distracted driving, and commercial vehicle enforcement. In this nationwide blitz to increase safety on the roads, troopers are encouraged to report all road activity that could be dangerous to others.
 
“KSP is committed to protecting travelers on our roadways, and troopers will be working vigilantly this Fourth of July holiday to keep impaired and dangerous drivers off the road,” said KSP spokesman Sergeant Josh Lawson. “We are urging all drivers to do their part to keep our roads safe by obeying Kentucky traffic laws, operating their vehicle with courtesy, and being aware of others while driving.”
 
KSP offers drivers the following tips to increase safety awareness on the roads during the July 4th holiday:
  • Slow down - especially in bad weather, construction areas, heavy traffic and unfamiliar locations
  • Buckle Up - Click It or Ticket, ensure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained. It’s the law.
  • Move Over for first responders - Kentucky passed a law in 2003 requiring motorists to move to the adjacent lane when approaching an emergency or public safety vehicle. If it’s impossible or unsafe to change lanes, motorists must slow down and use caution. KSP says failure to comply can result in fines, jail time or both.
  • Eliminate distractions while driving - stay alert, monitor weather and road conditions wherever you are traveling.

 

In concordance with Operation C.A.R.E, if you see a troublesome driver or any suspicious road conditions this holiday season, please contact your local KSP Post or law enforcement agency. Don’t know your post location in Kentucky? Visit http://kentuckystatepolice.org/post-locations/ to find your local KSP Post. KSP encourages everyone on and off the Kentucky’s roadways to stay safe this Fourth of July holiday.
 

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KSP POST 15 MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT - JUNE 2019

 
Columbia, KY (July 1, 2019) During the month of June 2019, there were 27 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.
 
There were 4 fatal collision during the month of June in the Post 15 area:
  • Akeem D. Williams, 26, of Jefferson Co. was killed on 06/05/19 in Clinton Co.
  • Dawn M. Miles, 42, of Adair Co. was killed on 06/13/19 in Taylor Co.
  • Kendra Moore, 18, of Cumberland Co. was killed on 06/25/19 in Metcalfe Co.
  • Jeffrey G. Price, 76, of Clinton Co. KY was killed on 06/27/19 in Clinton Co.

 

This brings our yearly fatality count to 10 compared with 15 through this same period in 2018.
 
Statewide fatality count stands at 330 compared with 326 through this same period in 2018.
 
During the month of June 2019, there were 1207 citations written, 213 courtesy notices written, 1949 vehicles inspected, 551 complaints answered, 79 motorists assisted, 75 criminal cases opened and 276 criminal arrests made.
 

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

 
A Russell County man has been arrested on drug charges as the battle to crack down on illegal drugs in Russell County continues.
 
According to Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston, a search warrant was executed overnight (just after midnight) on Brown Road in Jamestown just outside city limits. Seized was cash and 13 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Arrested was Derek Neathery, 38, of Jamestown, KY. He was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. More arrests are forthcoming.
 
Russell Co. Deputy Nathan Ginn is heading the investigation along with other members of the Russell County Sheriffs Office. 
 
Sheriff Polston reminds our listeners that if you suspect drug problems in your neighborhood, please call the Drug/Wanted Persons Tip-line at 270-343-8116. You can remain anonymous.
 

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KSP INVESTIGATES INJURY ACCIDENT ON KY 70 IN CASEY CO.

 
Clementsville, KY (July 1, 2019) Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle injury collision on Monday, July 1st, 2019 at 8:27amET, 10 miles east of Liberty on KY 70.
 
Preliminary investigation indicates that 23 year-old Trevor Dowell of Tateville, KY was operating a 2000 Western Star tractor-trailer traveling East on KY 70.  Dowell came into a curve causing his passenger side wheels to drop off the right side of the roadway.  When the vehicle dropped off the roadway, the load shifted causing the vehicle to strike a culvert and overturn.  Dowell was transported to Lake Cumberland Hospital in Somerset by the Casey County EMS with non-life threatening injuries
 
Officer First Class Casey Tooley is investigating and was assisted on scene by other KSP personnel, Casey County Fire, EMS and Kentucky Department of Transportation.  
 
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555).  Citizens can call to confidentially report impair drivers or any criminal activity.  You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app.  The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior.  The app is available for IPhone, IPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple or Google Play stores.  Download the KSP mobile app by searching “KSPOLICE” in the app store and you can also follow along on twitter @KYStatePolice. 
 

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AREA ARRESTS 07/01/19

 
  • Brandon Knight, 38, Jamestown - arrested Friday night for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Probation Violation (for Felony Offense)
  • John Mitchell Johnson, 20, Russell Springs - arrested by RCSO on Sunday afternoon for DUI; Failureto Wear Seatbelt; Driving Without a License/Negligence In Accident; Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle; and Failure to Maintain Insurance
  • Onza Wilson, 80, Russell Springs - arrested Sunday night by the RCSO for TBUT (under $500); and Failure to Maintain Required Insurance

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
 
  • Preston Cappiello, 18, Columbia - arrested Sunday night by KSP for Insufficient Head Lamps; Reckless Driving; Failure to Notify Dept. of Transportation of Address Change; Operaint on a Suspended or Revoked License; DUI; Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree (Motor Vehicle); and served 2 Bench Warrants for Court
  • Ritchie Dean Lawson, 32, - arrested Friday afternoon for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); Tampering With Physical Evidence; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Kathryn Marie Hadley, 38, Columbia - arrested Friday night by CPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Giving Officer False Identifying Information; and served 3 Warrants for other Police agencies
  • Charles Scott McFarland, 40, Columbia- arrested Friday by CPD for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Meth); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Dewayne Melson, 52, Columbia - arrested Sunday afternoon by ACSO for No Registration Plates; Possession of Marijuana; Possession of a Controlled Substance; Improper Display of Registration Plates; Failure to Maintain Insurance; and served 2 Bench Warrants for Court
  • Raven Willis, 27, Columbia - arrested Saturday afternoon for Burglary, 2nd degree and Criminal Mischief, 3rd degree

 

Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.

 

 

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