An Irvington, KY woman was arrested earlier this week following a traffic stop by the Adair County Sheriffs Office. She is facing methamphetamine and DUI charges.
On Monday, November 25, 2019 at 7:01pmCT, Deputy Joey Keith initiated a traffic stop on a 2004 Chevrolet car in the limits of Columbia. The roadside investigation led to the arrest of the operator, 35-year-old Sabrina Peters of Irvington, KY.
Peters was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on the following charges:
On Tuesday evening, November 26, 2019 Columbia Police Dept. Officers initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Campbellsville Street (HWY 55) and Knifley Road (HWY 551). A search of the auto was conducted which led to the discovery of suspected methamphetamine that a passenger in the vehicle had attempted to conceal in their food in a takeout box.
Stephon Boyd, 29, of Columbia, KY was taken into custody and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine >2 grams), a class C felony. The driver of the vehicle, Sierra Miller, 25, of Columbia, KY was cited for traffic offenses.
CPD Officer Evan Burton made the arrest. He was assisted on scene by Officer Drew Conn.
Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
A Russell Co. Grand Jury has returned numerous indictments. Lisa Clark has details.....
8. COURT ORDERS
The Adair County School Board met on Thursday evening. Jim Leib has details.....
The Russell Co. School Board met on Monday evening. Jim Leib has details.....
On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 the Adair County Sheriffs Office was dispatched to the injury collision on Flat Rock Road, 13 miles south of Columbia in the Breeding community.
From Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
The Columbia Police Department responded to the single vehicle injury accident early Sunday morning, November 17, 2019 on Fairground Street. The accident occurred when Riley Lynn Baker, 18, of Columbia, KY was operating a 2006 Nissan Altima which left the roadway and hit a tree head-on on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College.
Baker and her passengers, 18-year-old Ashley Pelston of Columbia, KY and a 17-year-old male juvenile, were transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair EMS for treatment. The juvenile was later flown to the UK Medical Center in Lexington, KY due to the severity of his injuries.
Baker was lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail after CPD Officers served an arrest Warrant for another police agency.
Officer Adam Cravens is investigating the accident, with possible charges pending. He was assisted on scene by Officer Jamie Cole and Deputy Josh Durbin. The Columbia-Adair Fire Dept. also responded to the scene.
On Saturday November 16, 2019 Columbia Police Dept. Officers responded to an active domestic violence call at the T & C Apartment Complex on Russell Road just after 7:00 PM. Upon arrival, Officers observed damage to the apartment as well as visible marks on a female victim at the residence. The male perpetrator attempted to become combative with arresting Officers before being taken into custody.
William Gordon Cravens, 47, a current Columbia resident, is facing multiple charges including Menacing, Resisting Arrest, Wanton Endangerment of Police Officers 2nd degree, Assault 4th degree (domestic violence with minor injuries) and Assault 3rd degree of a Police Officer.
Officer Adam Cravens was the arresting Officer. He was assisted on scene by Officers Drew Conn and Jordan Dean.
The Russell County Public Library has announced that it will be closing to the public on Friday, November 22, 2019 in order to begin moving to its newly constructed facility, located adjacent to the Dollar General Market in Jamestown, KY. The Library received a $2.6 million grant from the Kentucky Department of Libraries & Archives in 2017, making the construction project possible. The Library anticipates the closure will last between 2-4 weeks, and details for a grand opening will be released at a later date.
The Library reminds the community that items already checked out will be renewed and no overdue fines will be assessed during the transition. The book drop located at the old Main Library building in Jamestown will continue to be available to return items for the duration of the closure.
A complete list of Frequently Asked Questions is available on the Library's Facebook page, and the Library invites the entire community to stock up on reading material this week. For more information, contact the Russell County Public Library at (270) 343-7323.
Campbellsville Fire & Rescue was dispatched to an apartment fire early this morning (Thursday). Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the lower level apartments. CPD had all occupants evacuated. Upon evaluation, a second alarm was initiated for manpower and engine. Firefighters conducted a search of all the apartments, extinguished the fire, conducted a secondary search and provided overhaul. No injuries or fatalities reported. There was heavy smoke, fire and water damage to the apartment complex. The cause of the fire is undetermined and is under investigation.
24 Firefighters responded to the fire.
A fatal accident occurred on Tuesday night in Green County. The Big Dawg's Larry Smith has details.....
The Adair County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday evening. Jim Leib has details....
The Russell County Boil Water Advisory on Hwy 1729 from Hwy 2283 up to Sano Road has been lifted. The advisory was issued on Monday due to a water main break.
Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
The Columbia City Council met for a special called meeting on Friday afternoon. Jim Leib has details...
A Taylor Co. Grand Jury has returned numerous indictments. Larry Smith has details....
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
Columbia, KY November 7, 2019) - On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at approximately 4:49pmCT, KSP Troopers from Post 15 responded to Gentry Mill Rd where a juvenile had been shot while operating an atv on the roadway. Preliminary investigations indicate that a male subject pursued the juvenile operating the atv on the roadway and discharged a firearm in the victims direction, striking him in the back and the leg. The victim was transported by personal vehicle to T.J. Sampson Hospital where he was treated and released.
Jamey Neat, 45, of Columbia, KY was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st degree and Assault 2nd degree. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Nick Davis.
The Russell County Boil Water Advisory for Robertson Street, Butler Drive, and a section of Hwy 127 North down to Mark Bernard Estates, has been lifted. You no longer have to boil your water.
Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
Tompkinsville, Ky. (November 6, 2019) - Kentucky State Police Post 15 in Columbia, KY is asking for the public's assistance in locating 21-year-old Katie Cawthorn of Fountain Run, KY. Katie is a 5' 1", 150 pound, white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen on October 1st, 2019 wearing black pants, a pink shirt and brown boots.
If anyone has information regarding her whereabouts, please contact Kentucky State Police Post 15 at 1-800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency. Tpr. Jonathan Paull is investigating.
The Adair County Fire Department responded to 239 Patriot Drive on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:02amCT to a residential mobile home fire. The fire originated at the cook stove and was contained there with minimal damage to the property. There were 12 firemen on the scene for approximately 40 minutes.
The Columbia City Council met on Monday evening. Jim Leib spoke with Mayor Pamela Hoots following the meeting....
On November 4, 2019 around 1:42 A.M. Officer Leigh was on routine patrol at Five Star on Highway 210. Officer Leigh spotted Brian Fisher whom he knew to be wanted. Upon arresting Fisher he was found to be in possession of a large amount of Methamphetamine as well as Heroin. Fisher was charged with trafficking Meth Greater than 2 grams, and Possession of Heroin.
Date: Monday, November 04, 2019 Time: 1:42 A.M.
Location: Five Star on Highway 210
Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department
Investigating Officers: Jonathon Leigh U/417
Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson U/402
On Friday, November 1, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Campbellsville Police responded to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter. After an investigation, officers arrested 44 year old Wanda Manning of Stanford for shoplifting. During the investigation, Ms. Manning originally gave her sister’s name and information to the officers in an attempt to avoid the officers from finding out that Ms. Manning had outstanding warrants. Once at the jail, Ms. Manning attempted to take Meth inside the jail by hiding it in her pants. Once jail deputies located the meth, Ms. Manning then attempted to swallow it. She was subsequently charged with the following:
Theft of Identity of Another without Consent
Burglary 3rd degree
Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Meth)
Tampering with Physical Evidence
Promoting Contraband 1st degree
Date: Friday, November 1, 2019 Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: Wal-Mart and Taylor County Detention Center
Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department
Investigating Officers: Officer Jeston Weddle U/425
Last names of heads of households beginning with A may apply on Monday, Nov. 4th.
Investigating Officers: Det. Josh Coffey, Officer Jonathon Leigh, and Officer Aaron Fields.
Campbellsville Fire Rescue was dispatched to a fire at an abandoned house on Thursday night, Oct. 31st, 2019 at 111 Pine Street at 8:09pmET. Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the structure. Firefighters searched the residence, extinguished the fire and provided overhaul. No injuries were reported. The residence sustained heavy smoke, fire and water damage. The cause of the fire is undetermined and is under investigation.
22 Firefighters responded to the scene; 6 Apparatus on scene (Chief, Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Truck 1 and Rescue 1); Assisting Agencies: CTCEMS, CPD, CTCECC & KU.
Regular Meeting of the City Council
Monday, November 4th, 2019
Campbellsville Civic Center
639.0 Call to Order
640.0 Approval of Minutes
642.1 J.D. Chaney & Brianne Carroll from Kentucky League of Cities Presenting
State Representative Bam Carney with “Friend of Kentucky Cities Award”
642.2 Josh Pedigo-Campbellsville Water Co. Manager - Updates
643.0 Old Business
644.0 New Business
644.1 Michael George with Company Municipal Advisors
644.2 First Reading of Ordinance #19-07 Authorizing the Issuance of General Obligation
Bonds for the Purpose of Refunding Debt
644.3 Street Department- Approval to Surplus 1993 International Truck
644.4 Easement Request
646.0 Executive Session as allowed by KRS 61.810(1)(c) Discussions of proposed or pending
Litigation against or on behalf of the public agency
Christopher Michael Austin, 44, of Liberty, KY was arrested by the Russell Co. Sheriffs Office on Thursday night and charged with:
Austin was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
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