The Adair County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday afternoon. Jim Leib has details.....
Tompkinsville, KY. (October 25, 2019) – Kentucky State Police investigated a two-vehicle collision, which resulted in a Tompkinsville woman being killed on KY 163 this morning around 6:24amCT.
Preliminary investigation indicates 35-year-old Nicholas Cunningham of Tompkinsville was operating a 1998 Mack dump truck traveling north on KY 163 inside Tompkinsville. Cunningham was stopped to make a left hand turn into J. Stephens Construction, when a 2013 Audi being operated by 52-year-old Melissa Nelson of Tompkinsville struck the rear of the dump truck.
Nelson was not wearing her seat belt and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Monroe County Coroner. Cunningham was uninjured and wearing his seat belt.
Officer 1st Class Casey Tooley is investigating and was assisted on scene by Sgt. Randall Honeycutt, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, EMS, Fire and Rescue.
On Thursday, October 24th, 2019 the Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to the 2-vehicle head-on collision that occurred approximately 6 miles east of Columbia on Hwy 80 (Russell Springs Road).
On Tuesday, October 22, 2019 indictments for Trafficking In a Controlled Substance 1st Degree and 2nd Degree were served on Campbellsville resident Ricky Barnett. These indictments conclude a 6-month investigation that began after complaints from the community. The investigation was conducted by Kentucky State Police DESI WEST, the Columbia Area HIDTA Drug Task Force, the Campbellsville and Columbia Police Departments.
On Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 3:18pmET, the Campbellsville Police Department responded to an injury collision at the intersection of Kentucky 210 and North Bypass. A 2006 Ford F-150, operated by 24-year-old Zachary T. Carmichael of Greensburg, KY collided with a 2015 Nissan Altima being operated by 56-year-old Bonnie F. Durham of Greensburg, KY.
Durham was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville-Taylor Co. EMS for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Carmichael was not injured.
Campbellsville Police Officer Josh Patrick investigated the accident. He was assisted on scene by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS and the Campbellsville Fire Dept.
The Adair County Sheriff’s Office responded to a logging accident 16 miles east of Columbia in the Neatsville community of Adair County.
On Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11:30pmET, Officers with the Campbellsville Police Department responded to the Windstream building at the intersection of North Central Avenue and East Broadway in reference to an individual passed out in a vehicle. Once officers arrived, they discovered a male passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle in the alley beside the Windstream building. Once they were able to awaken the male, he was identified as 22-year-old Dylan Tate of Campbellsville, KY.
After an investigation, Officers determined that Dylan Tate was under the influence. As Officers attempted to place him under arrest, he began to resist. After a brief struggle, Tate was arrested and charged with Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License, No Insurance, DUI 2nd, Menacing, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief 2nd degree, and Assault 3rd degree on a police officer. Both officers sustained minor injuries.
Campbellsville Police Dept. Officers Jacob Hedgespeth and Officer Aaron Fields investigated the incident.
On Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11:51amET, the Campbellsville Police Department responded to an injury collision in the area of KY 210 (Campbellsville Bypass and Jefra Avenue). A 2004 Pontiac, operated by 66-year-old Hilda Lynch of Campbellsville, pulled into the path of a 2008 KIA operated by 17-year-old Jacob Ewing, also of Campbellsville.
Lynch was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department, Campbellsville Taylor County EMS, and Campbellsville Fire.
Investigating Officers: Officer Aaron Fields
A Russell Co. Grand Jury has returned indictments. Lisa Clark has details.....
An Adair County man was arrested on Meth charges after authorities investigated a complaint.
The Russell Co. School Board met on Monday evening. Jim Leib has details......
An Adair Co. Grand Jury has returned numerous indictments. Lisa Clark has details...
Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
Date Issued: 10/17/2019
Time Issued: 2:45 p.m.
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District on 1405-610 Campbellsville Rd, N. Bramlett St., Pickett Hill Rd, W Barbee St., W Page St., Parrott Ave., Grant Ln, and Joe R. Barbee Rd. The advisory has been issued due to a reduce in pressure.
Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure.
Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes before using.
The 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.
On Monday, October 14th, 2019 the Adair County Sheriff's Office investigated a Domestic Assault that took place around the 2300 Block of Russell Road. A 42-year-old female was assaulted, which caused multiple facial fracture injuries.
Following a preliminary investigation, 30-year-old Derek W. Brown of Columbia, KY was arrested and charged with Assault, 2nd degree - Domestic Violence. Brown was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. The investigation is on going by Deputy Derek Padgett.
The Taylor Co. Sheriff's Office responded to a 1-vehicle fatal accident at 5:47amET this (Wednesday) morning on Speck Ridge Road. 29-year-old Matthew Burress of Elkhorn, KY was operating a 2011 Chevrolet traveling west on Speck Ridge Road, when it appears he lost control in a curve, traveled off the roadway and down an embankment. Burress was ejected from the auto. He was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor Co. EMS where he was pronounced deceased by the Taylor Co. Coroner.
Deputy Rodney Cox was the investigating officer.
The Russell County Boil Water Advisory on Robertson Street near the Save-a-lot area including Butler Drive and Highway 127, and a section from Butler Drive north to Reeder Road has been lifted. The Advisory was issued on Monday, Oct. 14th due to a water main break.
The Russell County Fiscal Court met last evening. Jim Lieb has details....
Edmonton, Ky. October 14, 2019) - Trooper Jonathan Paull is investigating a collision that occurred Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at approximately 4:00pmCT on Glasgow Road at the intersection of Wisdom Road, approx. 5 miles west of Edmonton, KY. 34-year-old Tyra Cross of Gamaliel, KY was operating a 2003 Chevy van eastbound on Wisdom Road attempting to turn onto Glasgow Road, when she failed to see a 2002 Harley Davidson Motorcycle traveling westbound. As Cross turned onto Glasgow Rd, she struck the motorcycle being operated by 52-year-old Darrell Stephens of Edmonton, KY.
Cross was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Stephens was not wearing a helmet and was airlifted from the scene to Vanderbilt Hospital in Tennessee, where he is listed in critical condition.
KSP Trooper Paull was assisted at the scene by additional members of the Kentucky State Police, Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Department, Barren-Metcalfe EMS, Edmonton Fire Department, and Summer Shade Fire Department.
Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
The Jamestown City Council will have a Special Called Meeting on Monday, Oct. 14th, 2019 at 6:00pmCT. The purpose of the meeting is 1st Reading of Ordinance 2019-003 (Ad Valorem Tax) and 1st Reading of Ordinance 2019-0004 (Parking Ticket). the meeting is open to the public.
Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
The Russell Springs City Council met on Thursday evening. Jim Leib has details.....
On Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 9th, 2019 the Adair County Sheriff’s Office arrested 62-year-old Roy Stephen Helm in the Sano community of Adair County. Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman received information from Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston of Helm possibly living in the Sano area near the Adair/Russell Line and was not in compliance with his mandated responsibilities of notifying the authorities of his address change and whereabouts. Failure to comply with the sex offender registration is a Class D Felony in KY.
With the assistance from KSP Criminal Intelligence Analyst Stacy Kelsay, Helm’s identity was confirmed and information was obtained that probable cause existed that he was not in compliance. Sheriff Brockman located Helm in a barn 12 miles east of Columbia where he was arrested and lodged in the Adair Co. Jail.
The Adair County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday evening. Jim Leib has details....
From Campbellsville Municipal Water & Sewer Systems......
Hwy 55, New Columbia Rd, Coburg--possible side roads connecting
This notice is to inform you that the areas listed above may be without water service during the hours of approximately 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM Eastern Time tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 9th). This outage is necessary for the relocation of our water lines for the State Department widening the road on Hwy 55.
Please contact our office at 270-789-3133 if you have any questions.
The Columbia City Council met on Tuesday evening. Jim Leib has details.....
5. Treasurer’s Report - Quarterly Report
8. Court Orders
Effectively immediatey, the Russell County burn ban is now lifted. However, the state-wide burn ban imposed by the Kentucky Division of Forestry is still in effect from 6:00am - 6:00pm and not within 150 feet of a wooded area. For any questions or concerns, please call Russell Co. Judge Exec. Gary D. Roberton's office at 270-343-2112 or Russell Co. Emergency Management Director H.M. Bottom at 270-585-1416.
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
The following is an email sent on Friday, Oct. 4th from Trans Canada Energy:
There is a Russell County Boil Water Advisory in the Mcclendon Ridge area. Roads involved include: Frontage Road, McClendon Lane, Roarke Road, Bernard Farm Road, and JDB Road. Boil all water used for drinking & cooking purposes for at least 3 minutes.
On Thursday, October 3, 2019 just before 12:00 noon CST, Columbia Police Dept. Officers arrived at a residence on Bomar Heights to attempt to locate an individual with multiple drug-related outstanding warrants from Adair and Russell Counties. The party was located within the premises, hiding in a closet, and was taken into custody. After apprehension, the party was found to be in possession of narcotics.
William Miller, 28, of Columbia, KY has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. Miller’s warrants included a Drug Court Violation in Adair County and a Warrant of Indictment for Possession of Methamphetamine from Russell County.
CPD Officer Drew Conn was the arresting Officer. He was assisted by Deputy Justin Cross.
SOMERSET, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2019) – During a meeting with officials from the City of Russell Springs, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $137,700 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Dowell Road, Gentry Mill Road and Cade Road. 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.”
City of Russell Springs Mayor Eddie Thomas identified these roads as being among the most critical in the city.
“I would like to thank Governor Bevin and his Administration for their commitment to helping Russell Springs grow and prosper,” said Mayor Thomas. “Without the support of Governor Bevin, I know these road projects would not be possible.”
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 pleased to see that Russell Springs has received funding for these much-needed resurfacing projects,” said Sen. Max Wise. “I look forward to their completion knowing the community will benefit greatly from upgraded roadways. I’d like to thank the Governor for working with the General Assembly to ensure we have funding for road repairs throughout the Commonwealth.”
The roads provide access to more than 50 homes, 11 businesses and the local hospital.
“Resurfacing Dowell, Gentry Mill and Cade roads will go a long way toward making driving in Russell Springs both smoother and safer,” said Rep. Jeff Hoover. “I’m extremely pleased to see that this area is a priority for the Transportation Cabinet.”
The Russell Springs City Council is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the city for the projects.
Resurfacing work will address:
SOMERSET, Ky. (Oct. 2, 2019) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II will visit Russell Springs on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 to make a transportation funding announcement.
What: Transportation funding announcement
Who: KYTC Department of Rural & Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II
Where: Russell Springs City Hall
When: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. CDT
At approximately 8:00amCT this morning, 27-year-old Daniel P. Turner of Columbia, KY was traveling south on Hwy 76 in a 2006 International Tri-Axle dump truck when his right tires left the roadway. Turner attempted to pull back onto the roadway and overcorrected, causing the truck to overturn onto the drivers side.
It has been brought to the Russell County Chamber's attention that there is a party that is making phone calls (from a 'private' number) requesting $500.00 to renew their subscription in the Russell County Business District catalog.
Keep in mind that the Chamber will ALWAYS identify themselves as being with the Chamber and will NOT call from a 'private' number. Also, at the moment, there isn't a catalog of Russell County businesses.
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