Local News Archives for 2019-11

RUSSELL CO. MAN FILES FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

 

A Russell Countian has filed to run for State Representative, a seat previously held for 24 years by Jeff Hoover, who is not seeking reelection.
 
Josh Branscum has filed as a candidate for State Representative in the 83rd District, comprised of Russell, Clinton, Cumberland and a portion of Pulaski County. He is employed by Branscum Construction Co. of Russell Springs, KY. His wife, Kara, is a teacher in Russell County. The couple has 2 children.
 
The filing deadline is January 10, 2020.
 

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ARRESTS 11/29/19

 

  • Christopher Coomer, 47, Columbia - arrested Thursday night by ACSO for Disregarding a Stop Sign; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine); and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Jeremy Kimbler, 46, Columbia - arrested by KSP on Wednesday night for Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; Failure to Appear; Failure of Owner to Maintain Insurance; and Failure to Produce Insurance Card.
  • Sonya Groce, 28, Burkesville - arrested on Thursday afternoon by CCSO for Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.

 

Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
 
 
  • Faith James, Hendersonville, TN - arrested in Russell Co. on Thursday by KSP on a Fugitive Warrant. 
 
Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

 

On Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 9:25pmCT, Adair County Sheriff's Deputy Chandler Staten observed a 1999 F-150 fail to stop at a traffic control device on Hwy 55 South. Deputy Staten initiated a stop of the vehicle and as a result, arrested 47-year-old Chris Coomer of Columbia, KY who was chargd with: Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device. Coomer was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 
Deputy Staten was assisted at the scene by Columbia Police Dept. Officer John Dial and K-9 "Gunner".
 

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IRVINGTON WOMAN ARRESTED IN ADAIR CO. ON METH & DUI CHARGES


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:

 

  1. Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (Methamphetamine)
  2. Possession of Marijuana 
  3. Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs 
  4. No Operators License 
  5. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 

The Adair Co. Sheriffs Office is continuing the investigation.
 

 

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2 TAYLOR CO. RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN CASEY CO. FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

 

 

Liberty, KY (November 27, 2019) - On Monday, November 25, 2019 at approximately 8:57pmET, Trooper Austin Cornett was on routine patrol on KY 70 in Yosemite when he initiated a traffic stop on a 1995 Ford F150 for a traffic violation. Upon making contact with the driver, 39-year-old Garnett Truman Glover of Elk Horn, KY Trooper Cornett detected the odor of marijuana coming from within the cab of the truck. With the assistance of the Casey County Sheriff’s Department & Canine "Ronnie", a search of the vehicle was conducted resulting in a Crown Royal bag containing drug paraphernalia, 2 small bags of suspected methamphetamine, and marijuana being located.
 
Glover was arrested and charged with Possession of a Control Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, DUI 1st, Failure to or Improper Signal, and Rear License Plate Not Illuminated. 
 
A passenger in the vehicle, 33-year-old Amber Fowler of Elk Horn, KY was also arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 
 
Glover and Fowler were both lodged in the Casey County Detention Center. 
 
 

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WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 4:00PM CT TODAY

 

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4:00PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
 
 
* WHAT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph
  expected.
 
* WHERE...Portions of south central Indiana and central Kentucky.
 
* WHEN...Until 5 PM EST /4 PM CST/ this afternoon.
 
* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
  result.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle...and be prepared for extra holiday travel
traffic. Secure outdoor objects.
 

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DRUG ARREST MADE FOLLOWING COLUMBIA TRAFFIC STOP


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.

 

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AREA ARRESTS 11/26/19

 

  • Charles Livingston, 32, Somerset  - arrested on Monday for TBUT $500 or more (Auto)
 
Lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.
 
  • Patrick Hardin, 28, Russell springs - arrested on Monday morning and lodged in the Adair Co. Jail for Robbery, 2nd Degree.
  • Shannon Caldwell, 43, Columbia - arrested on Monday night by CPD Officer Adam Cravens for Harboring a Viscious Animal.
  • Sabring Peters, 35, Irvington, KY - arrested on Monday night by the ACSO for DUI, No operators LIcense; Possession of a Controlled Substance,1st Degree (Meth); Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Danny Dale Hill, 54, Columbia - arrested by CDP on Monday afternoon for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place
  • David Wayne McGraw, 33, Russell Springs - arrested Monday afternoon for Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence) with Minor Injuries and Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.
  • Brad Smith, 41, Tompkinsville - arrested Monday afternoon for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetmaine).

 

Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.

 

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RUSSELL CO. MAN ARRESTED ON BURGLARY CHARGES; HOMEOWNER HOLDS HIM AT GUNPOINT

 

According to Russell Co. Sheriff Derek Polston, Deputies were responding to a burglary call on Webb Ridge Road on Monday night where a homeowner had a subject at gunpoint. 46-year-old Gale Meeks  of Jamestown, KY was charged with Burglary 2nd degree, Alcohol intoxication, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication. 
 
Deputies Corey Meyer and John wine made the arrest. 
 
Sheriff Polston reminds all Russell Co. residents that if you see something or someone suspicious in your Neighborhood, to contact Russell County Dispatch by dialing 911 or 270-343-6600, or if you have suspected drug activity to report, call the Russell County Sheriffs Office Drug/Wanted Persons Tip-Line at 270-343-8116.

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RUSSELL CO. INDICTMENTS 11/25/19

 

A Russell Co. Grand Jury has returned numerous indictments. Lisa Clark has details.....

 

 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING NOV. 26TH

 

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. CST in the basement of the Adair Annex. The meeting is open to the public. 
 
AGENDA
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRAYER
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL     
                     
 1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 
  • November 12, 2019-Minutes-Regular
 3. DISBURSEMENTS
 4. COMMITTEE REPORTS
 5. TREASURER
  • TREASURER’S REPORT                  
 6. BUDGET AMENDMENTS 
 7. TRANFERS 
  • LINE-TO-LINE TRANSFERS
  • FUND-TO-FUND TRANSFERS                                    

  8.  COURT ORDERS 

  9.  READING OF ROADS
 
10.  ACTION ITEMS:
  • RESOLUTION ON 6000 SERIES ROADS FROM STATE
11. OTHER BUSINESS
12. PUBLIC COMMENTS
13. ADJOURN             
                                                                  

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WEEKEND ARRESTS 11/25/19

 

  • Jordan Gabehart, 28, Russell Springs - arrested by RCSO on Sunday afternoon for Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License
  • Jennifer Summers, 40, Columbia - arrested Friday evening by KSP for Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property over $500; Fraudulent Use of Credit Card over $500; Contempt of Court; and 2 counts of being a Persistent Felony Offender
  • Katherina Rose Chapman,  22, Russell Springs - arrested Saturday morning by RCSO for Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol)
 
Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
 
  • Mario Vanegas, 49, Columbia - arrested by CPD on Saturday night for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and Assault, 4th Degree (Dating Violence)
  • Laramy Joshua Conover, 38, Columbia - arrested by CPD on Saturday evening for Driving on a DUI Suspended License (3rd Offense)
 
Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.

 

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EX-FUGITIVE SHAWN CHRISTY IN COURT TODAY

 

SCRANTON, Pa. (CNN) - A man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and Kentucky Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer is expected to take the stand Monday.
 
Police say Shawn Christy led them on a 3-month-long nationwide manhunt that included Adair County, KY last year.
 
Kentucky State Police said Christy was caught on surveillance video in August 2018 breaking into Meyer's home. Christy was captured about a month later near Columbus, Ohio.
 
During the trial proceedings Friday, the jury reviewed one of Meyer's Facebook posts directed at Christy and his father. It read: "It's just unfortunate that they didn't bring him and you out in a body bag." Meyer said in court that post shows his true feelings.
 
 

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AREA ARRESTS

 

  • Jeffery Reeder, 58, Jamestown - arrested by KSP on Thursday afternoon for DUI and Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage container in Motor Vehicle
  • Andrew White, 31, Columbia - arrested Thursday afternoon by KSP for Driving on a DUI Suspended License.
Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
 
 
  • Aylia R. Hurt, 28, Summershade - arrested Thursday afternoon by ACSO for Promoting Contraband, 1st Degree
Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

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

 

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T-GIVING TRAVELERS REMINDED TO "BUCKLE UP & PUT THE PHONE DOWN"

 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2019) – With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is sending Thanksgiving travelers important lifesaving reminders – buckle up and put the phone down.
 
“The upcoming holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year, so we’re extending our current ‘Buckle Up Phone Down’ campaign through Thanksgiving,” said KOHS Acting Executive Director Jason Siwula. “We believe that if all drivers practice these two simple behaviors, it will help prevent deaths and injuries on our roadways.”
 
There were 1,971 crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday last year in Kentucky, resulting in 420 injuries and seven deaths. Of those deaths, three were not wearing a seat belt and one involved distraction. 
 
“Sometimes even the most attentive drivers are involved in a crash caused by other drivers,” said Siwula. “That’s why wearing a seat belt is the best defense against serious injuries and death. It is your best protection against a speeding, distracted or drunken driver.”
 
As of Nov. 21, preliminary numbers indicate there have been 659 deaths in 2019, up 10 compared to the same time last year. Of those deaths, 265 were not wearing a seat belt and more than 140 involved distraction.
 
“A single death is frankly one too many and we’re asking for the public’s help,” said Siwula. “By making a commitment to practice these safe driving habits, we can make a difference and save lives.”
 
 
For more information please visit http://kyhighwaysafety.com/. 

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AREA ARRESTS 11/21/19

 

  • Justin Belt, 31, Jamestown - arrested Wednesday night by KSP and charged with Driving on a DUI Suspended LIcense, One Headlight, and Failure to Surrender Revoked Operators License. Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
  • Donnie Campbell, 46, Columbia - arrested by CPD on Wednesday night for Assault 4th Degree (Domestic Violence) with minor Injuries. Lodged in the Adair Co. Jail.
  • John Michael Thompson, 39, Columbia - arresed on Wednesday afternoon for No Operators License, No Registration Plates, and Failure of Non-Owner Operator to Maintain Required Insurance. Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.

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R.S. CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING NOV. 22

 

The Russell Springs City Council will have a Special Called Meeting on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at 7:00amCT at City Hall.
 
AGENDA
I. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
II. SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE 2019-05: AMENDMENT TO WATER RATE ORDINANCE 2018-01
III. SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE 2019-06: AMENDMENT TO SEWER RATE ORDINANCE 2018-02
IV. SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE 2019-07: AMENDMENT TO GARBAGE RATE
V. RESOLUTION 2019-06 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MAYOR THOMAS TO NEGOTIATE AND SIGN NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO FINANCE THE NEW RUSSELL SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT/ABC BUILDING
VI. ADJOURNMENT
 

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TJ REGIONAL HEALTH "DAY OF GIVING" NOV. 21ST

 
According to the press release, today is an opportunity for T.J. Regional Health to show our community that they're thankful for them! During this season of thanksgiving, T.J. team members are involved in giving back to those who depend on them for their healthcare. Departments have worked together to collect donations for community organizations, including the Columbia Food Pantry. All items will be collected today (Thursday, November 21st) and distributed to community partners.
 

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ADAIR CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 11/21/19

 

The Adair County School Board will meet on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Adair Co. Board Conference Room at 6:00pmCT.
 
AGENDA
 
 **Meeting called to order**
***Adair County High School Band will open the meeting with the 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 TO MATCH FY-2020 1ST KETS OFFER OF ASSISTANCE IN THE
        AMOUNT of $21,100.00
  7.   APPROVAL OF SHORTENED SCHOOL DAY WAIVER TO KDE FOR TWO
        STUDENTS
  8.   APPROVAL TO WRITE WHAS GRANT FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
  9.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION
 _________________________________________________________
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
10.   SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
11.   PUBLIC COMMENTS
12.   APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Renae Smith
13.   PRESENTATION OF THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AWARD
14.   APPROVAL OF THE 2018-2019 AUDIT REPORT - Mike Jones, Mather &
        Company
15.   APPROVAL OF THE SCHEMATIC DESIGN FOR THE ADAIR COUNTY PRIMARY
        CENTER PRESCHOOL ADDITION - David Jones
16.   APPROVAL OF BG-1 FORM FOR THE ADAIR COUNTY SOFTBALL AND
        BASEBALL PRESSBOX/CONCESSIONS/RESTROOMS - David Jones
17.   APPROVAL OF THE SCHEMATIC DESIGN FOR THE SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL
        PRESSBOX/CONCESSIONS/RESTROOMS - David Jones
18.   APPROVAL OF ADAIR COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION TREASURER
        EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020
19.   ADJOURNMENT
 

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AREA ARRESTS 11/20/19

 

A Green County man has been arrested on rape charges.

20-year-old George R. Anderson was arrested on Tuesday by Campbellsville City Police and charged with 1st Degree Rape and lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.
 
 
Other Area Arrests:
  • Steven Miller, 27, Virginia - arrested by RCSO on Tuesday for Burglary, 3rd Degree and TBUT $10,000 or More but Under $1,000,000. He was lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
  • Ricky Curtsinger, 57, Russell Springs - arrested by KSP on Tuesday morning for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 3rd or more offense in the last 12 months. Curtsinger was lodged in the Russell Co. Jail.
  • Alfred James Corselious, 34, Burkesville - arrested on Tuesday for Possession of Marijuana and lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
  • Hung Nguyen Thanh, 36, Columbia - arrested by ACSO on Tuesday night for Assault, 4th degree (Domestic Violence). He was lodged in the Adair Co. Jail.

 

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H&H LUMBER TO OPEN IN COLUMBIA

 

A new lumber company is set to start operation in Columbia. H&H Lumber will be a concentration yard, which means that wood will be brought in and stacked outside for air drying, and then will be put into a kiln to be dried. 
 
“We will also be planning wood for our customers; as well as other specialty jobs that may come along,” said Mike Pierce, who is the administrative manager.
 
The company is looking to be up and running within 30-45 days and turning out product. “We are initially planning to hire from 3 to 5 full and part-time employees, and as the business grows, also will our need for employees,” noted Pierce.
 
The business is owned by Randy Huff from Indiana, who worked originally as an ironworker for 15 years. He then started a multi-state vending company; and, it became one of the largest vending companies in the state of Indiana. Pierce and his wife managed a retail store and bar that were owned by Huff. 
 
Huff became involved in the lumber business in 2007 with a large wood chipping operation and then moved on to air and kiln drying of wood; initially on a custom basis.
 
Huff also served on his local school board in Sullivan, Indiana. “We are excited to be doing business in Columbia, “said Pierce. “It reminds us of our hometown of Sullivan, as the people we have met and done business with are very friendly and cooperative.”
 
In conclusion, he noted, “Our hopes are to build a successful business here in Columbia, expand and hire more people, and add to the economy.”
 
Pamela Hoots, Mayor of Columbia, said, “We are extremely pleased that H&H Lumber will be located in Columbia. We welcome them to our community.”
 
According to Bobby Morrison, chairman of the Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority, “We are pleased that H&H Lumber of Indiana will be locating in Columbia. This will assist our local logging and milling operations with a local market outlet for their products.”
 
H&H Lumber will be located off of Industrial Park Road in Columbia, KY.
 

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CITY OF COLUMBIA PROJECTS

 

The City of Columbia is continuing their work on a couple of projects.
 
The packages for the elderly will be distributed beginning later this week in conjunction with the Day of Giving. The city has also received donations of adult disposable undergarments (primarily for men). If you know someone who needs these, please contact Ann Marie Austin at City Hall.
 
The City's "Day of Caring" earlier saw 2 handicapped ramps built. The City is continuing to receive requests for ramps and has volunteers to build them, but funding is needed for the materials. If you would like to contribute to a ramp, please call 270-384-2501.
 

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RUSSELL CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING RECAP

 

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

 

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NEW RESTAURANT OPENING SOON IN COLUMBIA

 

The Cook Out restaurant will be coming soon to Columbia. According to a news release from Columbia Mayor Pamela Hoots’ office, Cook Out Restaurant is anticipating to open in the spring of 2020.
 
Cook Out has been in business for 28 years, beginning in Greensboro, North Carolina. They are currently working on a new location in Campbellsville, KY. Their menu items include: burgers, chicken, corn dogs, barbeque, quesadillas, and all types of sides. They also have approximately 50 flavors of milkshakes.
 
The location for the Columbia Cook Out restaurant will be on Jamestown Street. 
 
 

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ADAIR CO. INDICTMENTS

 

An Adair Co. Grand Jury has returned numerous indictments:

 

https://ridingthewave.com/assets/files/ADAIR-INDICTMENTS-NOV-2019.pdf

 

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WEEKEND ARRESTS

 

  • Charles Harper, Sr., 52, Edmonton - arrested on Sunday for Unlawful Imprisonment, 1st Degree and Wanton Endangerment, 2nd Degree
  • Kyndra Skye Cochran, 22, Liberty - arrested Friday night by RSPD for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine); Driving on a DUI Suspended License; Failure of Non-Owner Operator to Maintain Required Insurance; Failure to Wear Seatbelt; and Failure to Produce Insurance Card.
  • Curtis Hendricks, 55, Russell Springs - arrested Friday afternoon by RCSO and charged with Assault, 4th Degree (Child Abuse)
 
Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
  • Dustin Humphrey, 30, Burkesville - arrested Saturday evening by CPD for Criminal Mischief, 3rd Degree; No Registration Receipt; Failure to Produce Insurance Card; and served Warrant for other Police Agency.
 
Lodged in the Adair Co. Jail.
 

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**UPDATED** ESCAPED ADAIR CO. INMATES APPREHENDED

 
26-year-old Ryan Ellis of Nancy and 23-year-old Tyler Hollan of Albany were both apprehended in Clinton County on Sunday by the Clinton County Sheriffs Office. CPD Officers Jordan Dean and Jamie Cole traveled to Clinton and transported both men back to Adair Co. Both were serving the remainder of their time in the Adair County Class D work release facility, and walked away on Friday, November 15th. 
 
After interviewing the inmates, it was discovered once they had walked away from the Class D facility, they came into possession of a pickup truck in the Cane Valley community. Ellis advised he had discovered a rifle that was in the truck, and discarded it by throwing it out of a window. On Sunday evening, Columbia Police Officers went to Cane Valley and began a search for the firearm in an area described by Ellis. The firearm was found in a shallow creek bed just off Cane Valley Road. 
 
Charges are now pending against Ellis & Hollan concerning possession of the pickup truck and for the recovered firearm. The Columbia Police Department is continuing the investigation.

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ADAIR CO. MAN INJURED FOLLOWING ACCIDENT ON PARKWAY LAST WEEK

 

On Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:45amCT, Chief Deputy Justin Cross was dispatched to the 37 mile marker west of Columbia on the Cumberland Parkway.  
 
Jamie Boogle, 20, of Columbia, KY was operating a 2005 Scion, headed east on the Parkway, when he dropped off the roadway, traveled across the median and overturned, sliding across the eastbound lanes of the Parkway. The vehicle came to rest in a rock cut ditch. 
 
Boogie was treated on scene by Adair EMS and then transported to TJ Health Columbia for additional treatment.
 
Responding agencies were the Adair County Sheriffs Office, Adair EMS, and the Columbia - Adair County Fire Department. 
 

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ROLLOVER ACCIDENT INJURES ADAIR CO. WOMAN


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.

 
Hannah Higgs, 18, of Columbia, KY was operating a 2008 Ford Fusion when she lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway, went up an earth embankment and overturned. A passenger, Cheyenne Smith of Columbia, KY was treated on scene by Adair EMS and transported to TJ Health Columbia. Higgs was not injured. Seatbelts were in use at the time of the accident.

Chief Deputy Justin Cross is investigating  the collision. He was was assisted by Sheriff Josh Brockman and the Breeding Fire Department.     
 

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NOV. 18-22, 2019 PROCLAIMED ADAIR CO. BAND WEEK

 

The week of November 18 -22, 2019 has been proclaimed Adair County High School Band Week in Columbia as the result of a proclamation issued by Columbia Mayor Pamela Hoots. The Adair County High School Band was recently named the 2019 KMEA Class AAA State Champion. This was the band’s 24th state championship. “We appreciate the commitment of these students, staff, and parents to our community,” said Hoots.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED ON NUMEROUS DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

 
Gary Badley, 68, of Columbia, KY was arrested Saturday evening by KSP and charged with Trafficking in Mariujana; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree (Drug Unspecified); 2 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Trafficking in Legend Drugs; Possession of Marijuana; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; 2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Drug Unspecified); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree (Drug Unspecified); and Failure to Produce Insurance Card. 
 
Badgley was lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
 

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HUNTERS FACE PENALTIES FOR BRINGING WHOLE DEER & ELK CARCASSES INTO KY

 

 

From Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

 

Modern gun seasons for deer in surrounding states open as soon as this weekend. It’s a good time for big game hunters traveling outside of Kentucky to review the rules on bringing their harvests home.
 
Kentucky prohibits anyone from bringing whole carcasses of deer or elk into Kentucky from another state. This also applies to other big game, such as caribou or moose. Hunters may transport deer and elk carcasses taken in Kentucky anywhere in the state.
 
The ban is just one way the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is working to protect the Commonwealth’s deer and elk herds from chronic wasting disease (CWD).
 
The always-fatal neurological disease affects deer, elk, moose and caribou. It has not been detected in Kentucky. The movement of deer is a primary reason for the spread of CWD. An infected deer or elk can transmit the disease whether it is alive or dead.
 
Motorists who personally witness a vehicle with a whole big game carcass crossing the state line into Kentucky should report it immediately by calling 1-800-252-5378.
 
Another reporting option is a new online app recently launched by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. The free KFWLaw app lets people report violations anonymously. It can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. Links to the stores also are posted on the department’s website at fw.ky.gov/enforcement.
 
Hunters can bring their big game harvests back to Kentucky if they prepare them properly.
 
Deer carcasses cut into quarters are allowed as long as the head and spine are left behind. These are parts of the body that harbor CWD. Hunters may still bring in the animal’s antlers if they are attached to a clean skull plate rather than the intact head. Clean animal teeth, hides and finished taxidermy products can be brought back into the state.
 
Deboning the meat for travel is the best option, however, and can further reduce the chances of spreading CWD. Hunters can do this in the field or arrange for a processor to do the work.
 
Hunters wishing to bring back antlers from their harvests can line up a taxidermist in the state they are hunting to cape out the animal and remove its skullcap to prepare it for mounting, or simply do it on their own.
 
Chronic wasting disease has spread to nearly every state surrounding Kentucky. The disease has not been detected in Kentucky. This neurological disease may infect an animal for years before it shows symptoms.
 
With no known cure for this disease, the best way to combat it is to stop its spread into Kentucky.
 
For more information about CWD and the steps Kentucky is taking to prevent its introduction, go online to https://fw.ky.gov/Wildlife/Pages/Chronic-Wasting-Disease.aspx. For more information regarding regulations on transportation of harvested deer into the state, see the 2019 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide. These are available wherever hunting licenses are sold, or viewable online at https://fw.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.
 

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EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT SENDS TEEN TO LEXINGTON HOSPITAL; POSSIBLE CHARGES PENDING


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.

 

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COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT

 

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.

 

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NEW R.C. PUBLIC LIBRARY GRAND OPENING COMING SOON!


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.

 

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2 ADAIR CO. JAIL INMATES ESCAPE CUSTODY


On Friday afternoon at 4:30pmCT, two inmates at the Adair County Regional Jail walked away from the Class D facility. 
 
Ryan Ellis, 26, of Nancy KY and Tyler Hollan, 23, of Albany, KY were serving the remainder of their time within the Class D work release facility. They will now be facing an additional 5-year sentence each upon capture. Ellis, before his escape, had a possible release date pending an upcoming parole hearing.
 
Ellis is a white male, 5’8” tall, and weighs 170lbs. Hollan is a white male, 6’ tall, and weighs 158lbs. 
 
If anyone has any information leading to the arrest and capture of Ellis and Hollan, please notify local authorities. All callers will remain anonymous.

 
 

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RUSSELL CO. MAN SUSTAINS MINOR INJURIES FOLLOWING ROLLOVER ACCIDENT

 
The Adair County Sheriff’s Office investigated the single vehicle rollover accident 10 miles south of Columbia on Montpelier Road. The preliminary investigation shows that 54-year-old Harry Chastain of Russell County was operating a 1984 Chevrolet Suburban, traveling east on Montpelier Rd, when he dropped off the shoulder of the roadway, went up an earth embankment and overturned. Chastain was transported to Russell County Hospital for treatment of injuries. 
 
Adair Co. K-9 Deputy Josh Durbin investigated the accident.

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ADAIR CO. MAN SUSTAINS MINOR INJURIES & ARRESTED FOLLOWING ACCIDENT

 

On Monday, November 11, 2019 at 5:09pmCT, Deputy Josh Durbin was traveling on Quinn Hollow Road when he observed headlights over an embankment. Upon stopping to investigate, Deputy Durbin discovered that 46-year-old Jose Gonzales of Columbia, KY was operating a 2004 Hyundai and had lost control of the vehicle.
 
Gonzales was treated and released from TJ Health Columbia and then taken into custody by the Sheriffs Office on the following charges:
 
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs
  • No Drivers License
  • Possession of Open Alcoholic Container in Vehicle 

 

Gonzales was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by K-9 Deputy Josh Durbin.
 

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3 LODGED IN ADAIR CO. JAIL ON METH CHARGES

 
Steven Cage, 42, and Minnie Jo Graham, 56, both of Burkesville, KY and Kyle Dugard, 31, of Glasgow, KY were arrested on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 13th, 2019 by the Cumberland Co. Sheriffs Office and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Trespassing, 1st Degree. Dugard was also charged with Failure to Notify the Dept. of Transportation of Address Change.
 
They were lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.

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

 

Latessa Lynn Akers, 22, of Columbia, KY was arrested on Wednesday night, Nov. 13, 2019 by RSPD and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree (Drug Unspecified); DUI; and Disregarding a Stop Sign. Akers was lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.

 

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GET YOUR FLU SHOT NOW; BE PROTECTED FOR HOLIDAYS

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2019) - The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is encouraging Kentuckians to get vaccinated against the flu, as the holiday season is approaching.
 
“As the holidays approach, people will be traveling and families will gather together, increasing the potential for exposure to the flu,” said Dr. Angela Dearinger, Commissioner of DPH. “We are strongly urging anyone who hasn’t received a flu vaccine, particularly those at high risk for complications related to the flu, to check with local health departments or other providers.”
 
DPH officials are reporting 384 laboratory-confirmed flu cases in regions across the state since Aug. 4.
Infection with the flu virus can cause fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and body aches. Flu can be very contagious. It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to become fully effective, so it is very important to get the flu shot as soon as possible.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends flu vaccine for all individuals six months of age and older. People who are strongly encouraged to receive the flu vaccine because they may be at higher risk for complications or negative consequences include:
 
  • Children age 6 months through 59 months (less than 5 years); • Women who are or will be pregnant during the influenza season; • Persons 50 years of age or older
  • Persons with extreme obesity (Body Mass Index of 40 or greater); • Persons aged 6 months and older with chronic health problems; • Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities; • Household contacts (including children) and caregivers of children aged ≤59 months (i.e., aged <5 years, particularly contacts of children aged <6 months) and adults aged ≥50 years
  • Household contacts and caregivers or people who live with a person at high-risk for complications from the flu; and
  • Health care workers, including physicians, nurses, and other workers in inpatient and outpatient-care settings, medical emergency-response workers (e.g., paramedics and emergency medical technicians), employees of nursing home and long-term care facilities who have contact with patients or residents, and students in these professions who will have contact with patients

 

The flu vaccine has been changed to better protect against the types of flu that were seen last season.  Both the CDC and manufacturers of the flu vaccine report that there are no shortages of vaccine. Vaccination can be given any time during the flu season, but providers are encouraged to administer the vaccine as soon as possible. Medicaid, Medicare and most private health insurance providers cover flu vaccination as a preventive service.
 
The flu vaccine is especially important in light of the longest flu season the nation experienced last year. The CDC reports that more than 647,000 flu-related hospitalizations occurred and more than 61,000 people died as a result of the flu. In Kentucky, there were 194 flu-related deaths, two of which were children.
 
It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated before or during pregnancy. Antibodies cross the placenta and provide immunity to infants up to 6 months of age, when the infant is eligible to receive their dose of flu vaccine. Last season in Kentucky, there were infants less than one month old that had the flu.
 
"Getting the flu can be debilitating and sometimes life-threatening," added Dearinger. “Vaccination is the best tool we have to prevent the flu. It is also extremely important to take simple preventive steps to avoid the flu and other illnesses that tend to circulate at this time of year – wash your hands frequently, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and stay home when you are sick.”
 
DPH relies on sites such as doctors’ offices, hospitals and health departments to help track the level of influenza activity in the state and to identify which strains of the flu are circulating in Kentucky. These voluntary sites collect data and report influenza-like illness (ILI) cases according to age groups each week. This sampling represents only a small percentage of influenza cases for the state, but contributes to the ongoing assessment of flu activity in the commonwealth and helps determine the weekly level of flu activity.
 

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RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOV. 14TH

 

The Russell Springs City Council will meet on Thursday, Nov. 14th, 2019 at 6:00pmCT at R.S. City Hall. The meeting s open to the public.
 
AGENDA
PRAYER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
I. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
II. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES
III. OLD BUSINESS
IV. NEW BUSINESS
  • FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE 2019-05: AMENDEMENT TO WATER RATE
ORDINANCE 2018-01
  • FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE 2019-06: AMENDEMENT TO SEWER RATE
ORDINANCE 2018-02
  • FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE 2019-07: AMENDEMENT TO GARBAGE RATE
ORDINANCE 1999-02
  • EXECUTIVE SESSION PER KRS 61.810(1)(C) – DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED OR
PENDING LITIGATION
  • MAYOR'S UPDATE
ADJOURNMENT
 

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RECANVASS OF KY GOVERNOR'S RACE TODAY

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Election officials across Kentucky are preparing to double-check vote totals that show Republican Gov. Matt Bevin trailing Democrat Andy Beshear by more than 5,000 votes.
 
Bevin has refused to concede last week’s election and requested Thursday’s recanvass. He acknowledges it’s highly unlikely the outcome will change after checking to ensure results were tallied correctly.
 
Bevin’s options after that include contesting the election, which could put the outcome in the hands of state lawmakers
 
Beshear, the state attorney general, has declared victory and begun preparing to become governor next month.
 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE APARTMENT FIRE THIS MORNING

 

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.

 

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NOVEMBER PROCLAIMED "NATIONAL HOME CARE MONTH" IN COLUMBIA & ADAIR CO.

 

The month of November, 2019 has been declared as National Home Care Month in Columbia and Adair County as the result of a proclamation issued by Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan and Mayor Pamela Hoots.
 
The proclamation is in conjunction with Amedisys Home Health Care, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, and other home care and hospice agencies throughout the United States.
 
The proclamation in part says, “encourage the support and participation of all citizens in learning more about the home care and hospice concepts of care for the elderly, disabled, and infirm.”

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FATAL GREEN CO. ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF DRIVER

 

A fatal accident occurred on Tuesday night in Green County. The Big Dawg's Larry Smith has details.....

 

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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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FUGITIVE FROM OHIO ARRESTED IN RUSSELL CO.

 

According to Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston, 26-year-old Tyler J. Garman was a Wanted Fugitive out of the state of Ohio. Garman was charged with Assault, 4th Degree (Domestic Violence), which is a felony in Ohio. He was taken into custody following a traffic stop by Russell County Deputy Corey Meyer, and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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TAYLOR CO. WOMAN ARRESTED IN ADAIR CO.

 

Tara Hoover, 38, of Campbellsville, KY was arrested on Tuesday afternoon by the ACSO and charged with Wanton Endangerment, 2nd Degree. She was lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
 

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TC ENERGY TO CONDUCT PIPELINE TESTS IN KNIFLEY AREA

 

TC Energy will be conducting some tests on its pipeline system this week, looking to replicate the same pulsations experienced a couple of months ago. These tests and the pulsations do not represent any safety concern for the community around the pipeline. Engineers and operations personnel from the company continue to investigate the source of the noise heard in Adair County. TC Energy is committed to the safe and responsible operations of its system and will continue to work with local officials to keep them informed on the matter.  
 
 

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KY FISH & WILDLIFE HAS NEW APP

 

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has debuted a new app that will allow people to report suspected illegal activity. A statement from the agency says it has partnered with tip411 to create the KFWLaw app, which allows people to submit anonymous tips to law enforcement about fish, wildlife or boating. They can also report tips through text messages or the internet. The app will supplement the department’s longtime tip line, 1-800-25-ALERT. Officials say people should still dial 911 in an emergency.
 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING RECAP 11/12/19

 

The Russell County Fiscal Court met on Monday evening.  Here's Russell Co. Judge Exec. Gary Robertson....

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 

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.

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DEER GUN SEASON IS UNDERWAY THRU NOV. 24TH

 
One of the favorite times of the year for tens of thousands of Kentuckians got underway Saturday, November 9th, 2019 as modern gun deer season opened statewide. The 16-day season closes on Sunday, November 24, 2019.
 
The season sits squarely in the rut, when male deer are most actively pursuing does to breed. Around 300,000 people hunt deer in Kentucky each year.
 
Dry, hot weather early in the season has affected this year's initial deer harvest.  we are still below the 10-year average for harvest at this time of the season, which is directly related to heat and drought."
 
Deer hunters have reported more than 21,500 deer harvested so far this season.
 
Hunters must check current regulations to ensure they are following all the legal requirements before going afield. Some general regulations and tips for this season include:
 
  • Kentucky's statewide limit is one buck per season. Harvest limits for does vary within the state's four deer hunting zones.
  • Zone 1 counties have the highest concentrations of deer; concentrations are lowest in Zone 4. The zone system allows hunters to help manage the deer herd.
  • The statewide deer permit allows the harvest of up to 4 deer.
  • Hunters may take an unlimited number of deer in Zone 1 counties with the purchase of additional deer permits. Each additional deer permit allows for the take of 2 deer.
  • Hunters in Zone 4 counties may only take 2 deer. Only one may be antlerless.
  • Hunters must have proper licenses, permits and hunter education certification, if required. Go online to fw.ky.gov for details.
  • Hunters may not bring whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose or caribou into Kentucky from another state. Brain or spinal material of the animal is prohibited as well. This is designed to help prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease into Kentucky.
  • Residents hunting out of state who wish to have their animal mounted should cape it and skull cap it - or have it done by a local processor or taxidermist in that state - before bringing it into Kentucky.
  • Hunters pursuing any species during the modern gun deer season must wear unbroken hunter orange visible from all sides on the head, chest and back at all times while in the field.
  • Licenses or permits may be purchased at any time by calling 1-800-598-2401, or visiting the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website at fw.ky.gov. Licenses are also available at hundreds of locations where sporting goods are sold.

 

Finally, the recent cold snap has all but put an end to a minor outbreak of hemorrhagic disease in deer this year. The disease, which is transmitted by midges, concludes when a hard freeze kills the insect carriers.
 
Biologists have not detected the presence of tuberculosis in Kentucky's deer, or chronic wasting disease in its deer and elk. "The Lower Peninsula of Michigan is the only place tuberculosis in deer can be found," Jenkins said. "We do not have tuberculosis in Kentucky."
 
For more information on deer hunting, visit the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife webpage at fw.ky.gov or consult the Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide, available free wherever they sell hunting licenses.
 

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AREA ARRESTS 11/12/19

 

  • Wayne Murrell, 40, Russell Springs - arrested early this morning (Tuesday) by the RCSO and charged with Assault, 4th Degree (Domestic Violence) with Minor Injuries.
  • Wesley Taylor, 31, Russell Springs - arrested by the RCSO on Monday night for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree (Drug Unspecified); Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon; Tampering With Physical Evidence; and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.
 
  • Jose Gonzalaz, 76, Knifley - arrested by the ACSO on Monay night for No Operators License; Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle; and DUI.
 
Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
 

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ADAIR CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING NOV. 12TH

 

The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in Regular Session this evening at 6:00 PM in the basement of the Adair Annex. 
 
ACTION ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE:  
  • DAVID GODBY WITH BLUEGRASS CELLULAR-IPAD DISSUSSION 
  • DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE AWARD OF BOOM MOWER AND TRACTOR BIDS
  • PERMISSION FOR JUDGE TO SIGN RESOLUTION ON 6000 SERIES ROADS FROM STATE
  • JAIL REQUEST
  • TWO EXTENSION BOARD APPOINTMENTS 
  • A NATIONAL OPIOID LITIGATION RESOULUTION 

 

The meeting is open to the public.
 

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SPECIAL CALLED COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOV. 12TH

 
There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Columbia City Council on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at Noon in City Hall to open and accept bids on a 2017 or newer Fire Engine.  
 

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AREA ARRESTS 11/11/19

 

  • Alex Hopper, 19, Russell Springs - arrested early Sunday morning by RSPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine); DUI; Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle; Reckless Driving; No Registration Receipt; and Failure to Produce Insurance Card.
  • Christopher Thomas, 21, Jamestown - arrested overnight on Saturday night by RCSO and charged with DUI; Failureto Wear Seatbelt; and Failure to Signal.
  • Michael Russell, 44, Russell Springs - arrested Saturday afternoon by RSPD for Terroristic Threatening, 3rd Degree and Assault, 4th Degree (Domestic Violence)
  • Doris Roy, 31, Russell Springs - arrested Saturday by RCSO for Receiving Stolen Property (Under $10,000)
  • Andrea Fobbe, 37, Russell Springs - arrested Friday afternoon by RCSO for TBUT ($500 or More but Under $10,000). She was also served 2 warrants for other police agencies.

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
  • Billy Cranfield, 45, Spring City, TN - arrested by Cumberland Co. Sheriffs OFfice on Saturday night for Speeding; DUI; Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle; and Reckless Driving.
  • Robert Williams Clay, 53, Goodlettsville - arrested by CPD on Sunday evening for Public Intoxication and Driving on a DUI Suspended License

 

Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.

 

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RUSSELL CO. FISCAL COURT MEETING NOV. 11TH

 
The Russell County Fiscal Court will meet on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 6:00pmCT at the Russell County Courthouse in Jametown, KY. 
 
AGENDA 
WELCOME, PLEDGE & OPENING PRAYER 
MINUTES 
PAY BILLS 
DETENTION CENTER REPORT 
SHERIFF’S REPORT 
RC SHERIFF 2018 FINAL FEE SETTLEMENTS 
TREASURER’S MONTHLY SETTLEMENT REPORT & AE TRANSFERS 
TRANSFER $10,036.40 FROM GRANTS TO GENERAL FOR SAFE ROOMS 
RC CLERK – 2019 AMENDED BUDGET 
BUDGET AMENDMENT 19-08 
HEALTH INSURANCE – OPEN ENROLLMENT 
OPIOID LITIGATION FOR COUNTIES 
PAY PULASKI COUNTY $11,000.00 FOR REGIONAL SHELTER 
ROAD CHANGES 
OTHER BUSINESS 
ADJOURN 
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY 11/11/19

 

There is a Russell County Boil Water Advisory on Hwy 1729 from Hwy 2283 up to Sano Road due to a water main break. Until further notice boil all water used for drinking & cooking purposes for at least 3 minutes.

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ADAIR CO. JUDGE PROCLAIMS NOV. "NATIONAL VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILIES MONTH"

 

Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan signed a proclamation last week proclaiming the entire month of November as "National Veterans and Military Families Month". Judge Cowan asks all of Adair County to honor our heroic service men and women and their families during the month of November.
 
Pictured L to R: Joe Hare, Dickie Scholl, Ken Edwards, Judge Cowan, Robin Woodrum & RT Gossett
 
 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP


The Columbia City Council met for a special called meeting on Friday afternoon. Jim Leib has details...


 

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TAYLOR CO. INDICTMENTS

 

A Taylor Co. Grand Jury has returned numerous indictments. Larry Smith has details....

 

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ARRESTS 11/08/19

 

  • Dustin Stone, 32, Columbia - arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with Recovery of Stolen Property
  • Monica Nicole Thompson, 37, of Columbia - arrested early Thursday morning by ACSO for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree - Hallucinogen; Possession of Marijuana; Menacing; Disorderly Conduct; Resisting Arrest; Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; and Assault, 3rd Degree (Police or Probation Officer)

 

Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

  • Timothy Hughes, 20, Russell Springs - arrested Thursday night by RSPD for Burglary, 2nd degree; Assault, 4th degree; Criminal Trespassing; Disorderly Conduct; and Possession of Marijuana

 

Lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.

 

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2 PEOPLE INJURED FOLLOWING ROLLOVER ACCIDENT IN ADAIR CO.

 
The Adair County Sheriffs Office responded to the accident that occurred on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 just before 11amCT, 7 miles south of Columbia on KY 61. The preliminary investigation showed that a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck, being operated by Rondell Davidson of Burkesville, KY was attempting to overtake several vehicles. One of the vehicles was a 1997 international dump truck being operated by Kenny Chapman of Columbia, KY. Chapman was slowing down, beginning to make a left turn from KY 61 into a private drive. The Chevy truck, operated by Davidson, struck Chapman's dump truck in the driver's side area. Davidson’s vehicle then left the roadway and overturned.    
 
The Columbia-Adair County Fire Department had to use extrication equipment to enable Adair EMS to access the patient, Rondell Davidson. Chapman and Davison were treated on scene and transported to TJ Health Columbia by EMS. 
 
Sheriff Josh Brockman is investigating the collision. 
 
 

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JUVENILE SHOT; ADAIR CO. MAN ARRESTED

 

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.

 

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CPD'S K9 "ANN" TO RECEIVE PROTECTIVE VEST

 

By Officer Adam Cravens
 
The Columbia Police Department's K9 "Ann" will receive a bullet and stab protective vest, thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
 
K9 Ann's vest will be embroidered with the sentiment "Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always". Delivery is expected within 8 to 10 weeks.
 
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.
 
The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,500 U.S. made, custom fitted, NIJ certified protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $6.9 million dollars.
 
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
 
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 - $2,283 and a 5-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 

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.

 

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AREA ARRESTS 11/07/19

 

  • Jamey R. Neat, 45, Columbia - arrested on Wednesday by KSP for Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree and Assault, 2nd Degree
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 
  • Tenika Pierce, 28, Breeding - arresed early this morning by RSPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Tampering With Physical Evidence; and Contempt of Court
  • Nicole Longino-Teodoro, 27, Russell Springs - arrested on Wednesday night by KSP for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree (Drug Unspecified); Theft of Identity; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Failure to Appear; and Contempt of Court
  • Byron Marcum, 36, Russell Springs - arrested Wednesday night by KSP and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License; Failure of Non-Owner Operator to Maintain Insurance; Failure to Surrender Revoked Operators License; No Registration Plates; No Registration Receipt; Failure to Appear
  • Shannon Pardee, 46, Russell Springs - arrested Wednesday afternoon by RSPD for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd Offense
  • Amy McKinney, 32, Nancy - arrested by KSP on Wednesday afternoon and charged with 4th Degree Assault (Domestic Violence)
  • Todd Allen Lynch Jr., 24, Russell Springs - arrested Wednesday afternoon by RCSO for Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon
     

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

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LWC TO HOLD 17TH ANNUAL VETERAN'S APPRECIATION LUNCHEON NOV. 8TH

 
COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson College community will hold its 17th Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 8. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. CT in the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, Ky. The luncheon is open to veterans and their spouses or a guest, along with veterans' widows and widowers. There is no charge to attend the luncheon, but guests are asked to RSVP by contacting the LWC Alumni Office at alumni@lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8400.
 
This year's keynote speaker will be VFW State Commander Bruce Unland who served in the U.S Army. 
 
This is the 17th consecutive year LWC has held the luncheon. The event started in 2003 as part of the college's centennial celebrations and is coordinated by LWC's Office of Student Services.
 
The annual event is not held on Veterans Day so it does not conflict with community celebrations on that day.
 
LWC Veterans Appreciation Luncheon will be held at 11:30amCT on Tuesday, November 8, 2019. The luncheon is free to all veterans, veterans' survivors and a guest. Guests should RSVP by contacting Lindsey Wilson at alumni@lindsey.edu or 270-384-8400.
 

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KSP MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT - NOV. 2019

 
During the month of October 2019, there were 21 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 5 fatal collision during the month of October in the Post 15 area:
 
  • Donald Sparks, 66, of Bullitt County was killed on 10/02/19 in Taylor Co.
  • Paula Rainwater, age 45 of Taylor County was killed on 10/01/19 in Taylor Co.
  • Matthew Blake Burress, age 29 of Taylor County was killed on 10/16/19 in Taylor Co.
  • Darrell R. Stephens, 52, of Metcalfe County was killed on 10/12/19 in Metcalfe Co.
  • Melissa M. Nelson, 51, of Monroe County was killed on 10/25/19 in Monroe Co.

 

This brings our yearly fatality count to 22 compared with 26 through this same period in 2018.
Statewide fatality count stands at 621 compared with 613 through this same period in 2018.
 
During the month of October 2019, there were 825 citations written, 201 courtesy notices written, 17 complaints answered, 125 motorists assisted, 46 criminal cases opened and 173 criminal arrests made.
 

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MISSING MONROE CO. WOMAN

 

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.

 

 

 

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RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY 11/06/19

 
There is a Russell County Boil Water Advisory on Robertson Street (near the Save-A-Lot area), Butler Drive, and a section of Hwy 127 North down to Mark Bernard Estates. Boil all water used for drinking & cooking for at least 3 minutes until further notice.
 

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ADAIR CO. ELECTION RESULTS 2019

 
ADAIR CO. ELECTION RESULTS
 
 
 
 
Governor & Lt Governor 
Matthew G. BEVIN / Ralph A. ALVARADO (Rep): 3946 votes, 69.58%
Andy BESHEAR / Jacqueline COLEMAN (Dem): 1626 votes, 28.67%
John HICKS / Ann CORMICAN (Lib): 99 votes, 1.75%
 
Secretary of State
Michael G. ADAMS (Rep): 4033 votes, 72.35%
Heather French HENRY (Dem): 1541 votes, 27.65%
 
Attorney General
Daniel CAMERON (Rep): 4417 votes, 78.73%
Gregory D. STUMBO (Dem): 1193 votes, 21.27%
 
Auditor of Public Accounts
Mike HARMON (Rep): 4199 votes, 77.73%
Sheri DONAHUE (Dem): 1101 votes, 20.38%
Kyle HUGENBERG (Lib): 102 votes, 1.89%
 
State Treasurer
Allison BALL (Rep): 4460 votes, 81.03%
Michael BOWMAN (Dem): 1044 votes, 18.97%
 
Commissioner of Agriculture
Ryan F. QUARLES (Rep): 4327 votes, 78.53%
Robert Haley CONWAY (Dem): 1052 votes, 19.09%
Josh GILPIN (Lib): 131 votes, 2.38%
 
Judge of the Court of Appeals, 3rd Appellate District, 1st Division, Unexpired term
Jacqueline M. CALDWELL: 2016 votes, 59.75%
Michael O. CAPERTON: 1358 votes, 40.25%
 

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RUSSELL CO. ELECTION TOTALS

 
RUSSELL COUNTY ELECTION TOTALS
 
 
 
Governor of Kentucky
Republican Incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin  4,252 
Democrat Andy Beshear  1,571 
Statewide: BeShear 711,955 (49.18%); Bevin 707,297 (48.86%) 
 
Secretary of State 
Republican Michael Adams  4,553 
Democrat Heather French Henry  1,344 
Statewide, Michael Adams won the race.
 
Attorney General
Republican Daniel Cameron 4,728 
Democrat Greg Stumbo  1,194 
Statewide, Daniel Cameron won the Attorney General's race.
 
State Auditor
Republican Incumbent Mike Harmon  4,662 
Democrat Sheri Donahue  998 
Statewide, Harmon was re-elected.
 
State Treasurer
Republican incumbent Allison Ball 4,856
Democrat Michael Bowman   991 
Statewide, Ball was re-elected.
 
Agriculture Commissioner
Republican Incumben Ryan Quarles  4,826 
Democrat Robert Haley Conway  941 votes
Statewide, Quarles was re-elected to another term as Ag Commissioner.
 
Judge of the Court of Appeals, 3rd Appellate District, 1st Division
Jacqueline Caldwell received 2,131 
Michael Caperton’s 1,545 
Jacqueline Caldwell was elected to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
 
In the only local race:
Constable - 1st Magisterial District  (write-in candidates)
Jeff Aaron 107  (winner)
Keith Scholl 47 
David Redmon 28
Larry Grider 19 
 
Russell County had a 42.5% voter turnout in the Nov. 5th General Election.
 

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ADAIR CO. MOBILE HOME FIRE


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.  
 

 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

 

The Columbia City Council met on Monday evening. Jim Leib spoke with Mayor Pamela Hoots following the meeting....

 

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ARRESTS 11/05/19

 

  • April Weston, 35, Russell Springs - arrested Monday evening by RSPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Legend Drug; Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Promoting Contraband, 1st Degree; and Failure to Appear
  • Adam Lee, 37, Russell Springs - arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine); Promoting Contraband; and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine)

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

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Wanted Man Arrested in Taylor County

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

 

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Woman Facing Charges in Taylor County

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

 

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RUSSELL CO. SHERIFFS OFFICE GETS $97,000 GRANT

 

1st District Congressman James Comer was in Russell County earlier today (Monday) to make a big announcement for the Russell County Sheriffs Office! Sheriff Derek Polston and the Russell Co. Sheriffs Office will be receiving a grant totaling approximately $97,000 for the purchase of a boat to patrol Lake Cumberland. Here’s Congressman Comer....

 

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ARRESTS 11/04/19

 

  • Bobby Lynn, 31, Russell Springs - arrested early this morning (Monday) by RCSO for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine), 3rd or more Offense; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Drug Unspecified) 3rd or more Offense; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree (Drug Unspecified); Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; DUI, 2nd Offense; Failure to Wear Seatbelt; No Insurance; and Speeding 20 MPH Over Limit
     
  • Todd Dunbar, 52, Russell Springs - arrested by RCSO on Sunday morning for Child Neglect or Abuse, UJC

 

  • Eddie Pierce, Russell Springs - arrested by RSPD on Saturday night just after midnight for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine)

 

  • Shannon Pardee, 46, Russell Springs - arrested by KSP on Saturday night for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st & 2nd Offense and Failure to Appear

 

  • Timothy Lloyd, 40, Jamestown - arrested on Saturday evening by RCSO for Receiving Stolen Property (Under $500); TBUT (Shoplifting Under $500); Failure to Wear Seatbelt; No Insurance; Served a Parole Violation Warrant; and arrested on a Probation Violation (for a Felony Offense)

 

  • Juan Diaz Ramirez, 19, Russell Springs - arrested on Saturday by the JPD for No Operators - Moped License and DUI

 

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

 

  • Cory Graham, 30, Columbia - arrested early this morning (Monday) for Careless Driving; No Registration Plates: No Registration Receipt; Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle; Failure to Notify Dept. of Transporation of Address Change; and DUI, 2nd or more offense (Aggravating Circumstance)
     
  • Derek Otterson, 30, Columbia - arrested Friday afternoon by ACSO for Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (Police Officer) and Fleeing or Evading Police (Motor Vehicle)
 
  • Zack Cash, 26, Elizabethtown - arrested Friday night by KSP for DUI, Reckless Driving, No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt, Improper Display of Registration Plates, and Display of Illegal/Altered Registration Plate
 
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 
 

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COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOV. 4TH

 
The Columbia City Council will meet for a regular monthly meeting this evening (Monday, Nov. 4th) at 6:00pmCT.
 
AGENDA
CALL TO ORDER:  REGULAR CALLED MEETING OF THE COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2019 AT 6:00 P.M. IN CITY HALL
 
ROLL CALL
OPENING PRAYER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
CITIZEN COMMENTS
 
1ST ITEM: MOTION TO ADOPT MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 7, 2019 REGULAR CALLED MEETING.
 
2ND ITEM: 2ND READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 460.4 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE ORDINANCE 460.3 OF COLUMBIA, KENTUCKY
 
MAYOR’S ANNOUCEMENTS
COUNCIL COMMENTS
MOTION TO ADJOURN
 

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2 ADAIR CO. MEN ARRESTED ON BURGLARY CHARGES

 
On Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 6:42pmCT, the Adair County Sheriffs Office received a call from 911 that a homeowner in the Fairplay community had come home and found two males had been in his house, and they were fleeing the residence. Chief Deputy Justin Cross was dispatched to the call as the homeowner was attempting to follow the suspect's vehicle at a safe distance.
 
Deputy Cross was able to locate the auto, a 2001 white GMC, and initiated a felony traffic stop at the 46 mm on the LBN Cumberland Parkway. Upon approaching the vehicle, the passenger, later identified as 24-year-old Zachary Paul Derman of Columbia, KY exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Deputy Cross pursued and was able to apprehend Derman over a half mile away from where the pursuit began. The operator of the vehicle, 24-year-old Estes Owens was taken into custody without incident.
 
Both men were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on the following charges: 
 
  • Zachery Derman: Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree (on foot); Burglary, 2nd degree (residence); and Criminal Mischief, 3rd degree

 

  • Estes Owens: Burglary, 2nd degree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chief Deputy Justin Cross with the Adair County Sheriffs Office is continuing the investigation. 

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TEEN OVERDOSE; ADAIR CO. WOMAN ARRESTED

 
The Columbia Police Department responded with Adair EMS to First Choice Immediate Care just outside of the city limits for a possible juvenile drug overdose.
 
A 16-year-old male juvenile was transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair EMS for treatment. It was later found he had been allowed access to cannabis concentrate by using a vape pen. Cannabis or marijuana concentrate has a concentrated THC level that may range from 40-80%, while leaf base cannabis typically contains a THC level of no higher than 20%.
 
After a brief investigation, it was discovered that a female had allowed the juvenile to use the vape pen. She was identified and contact was made. The female admitted she had allowed use from her personal property for the juvenile to use, which resulted in his overdose. 
 
21-year-old Jessica Bennett of Columbia, KY was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Marijuana as well as Unlawful transaction with a minor 2nd degree (a class D felony). 
 
Officer Drew Conn was the investigating Officer. He was assisted by Officer Adam Cravens.
 

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LIHEAP APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED STARTING NOV. 4TH

 

Monday, November 4, 2019 begins the application process for the first segment, or subsidy component, of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – the federal government’s provision, started in 1974, for helping American’s at risk of losing wintertime heat. Applications are taken in order of the last name of the head of the household. 
 
The subsidy component helps residents of Kentucky that are at or below the federal poverty level. Most of these recipients are elderly or disabled. The LIHEAP subsidy component is given just once per winter, and the benefit amount is determined by three factors: the percentage of poverty level of the family’s income; the size of the household; and the type of heating used. 
 
Under the subsidy component, families are given vouchers toward their heating expense, not cash. In the South Kentucky RECC service territory, the voucher is sent directly to the provider. 
 
Bring the following with you when you apply:
  1. Proof of all household income for the preceding month (award letter, check stubs, etc.)
  2. Social Security Cards or Permanent Resident Cards (Green Card) for ALL household members
  3. The most recent heating bill or verification from landlord that the heating is included on the rent; statement from electric company if you participate in PrePay Program; and
  4. The most recent electric bill showing the physical/service address of the home and name on the account for all heating fuel sources and electric

Last names of heads of households beginning with A may apply on Monday, Nov. 4th.
 

For more information on when or how to apply, contact the Community Action Agency in your community. In Russell County call 270-343-4565; In Adair County call 270-384-2147.
 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE TEEN ARRESTED ON BURGLARY CHARGES

 

According to the Campbellsville Police Dept., on Monday, October 28, 2019 the Campbellsville Police Dept. responded to a burglary at Bear Safety on South Central Avenue. Numerous tools were taken from inside the business and a vehicle was also stolen. On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11:30amET, officers with the Campbellsville Police Dept. located the stolen auto being operated by 18-year-old Dakota Wilson of Campbellsville, KY. He was arrested and charged with Burglary, 3rd degree & Receiving Stolen Property (Under $10,000). Dakota Wilson was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.
 

Investigating Officers: Det. Josh Coffey, Officer Jonathon Leigh, and Officer Aaron Fields.

 

Campbellsville City Police are currently investigating several burglaries. You're urged to be on the look-out for people up to no good, and if you see suspicious activity, please contact authorities.
 

 

 

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RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN CAMPBELLSVILLE THURS. NIGHT

 

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.

 

 

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CAMPBELLSVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

 

Agenda

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Campbellsville Civic Center

7:00 PM

 

 

639.0   Call to Order

 

640.0   Approval of Minutes

 

641.0   Financials

 

642.0   Reports

            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

 

645.0   Comments

 

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

 

646.0   Adjournment

 

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LIBERTY MAN ARRESTED IN RUSSELL CO. ON NUMEROUS CHARGES

 

Christopher Michael Austin, 44, of Liberty, KY was arrested by the Russell Co. Sheriffs Office on Thursday night and charged with:

  • Violation of a KY EPO/DVO
  • Burglary, 3rd degree
  • Criminal Trespassing, 2nd degree
  • Theft of Services
  • Receiving Stolen Property (Under $10,000)
  • Terroristic Threatening
  • DUI, 2nd Offense
  • Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle
  • Failure to Produce Insurance Card
  • No Registration Receipt
  • Serving Warrant (for other Police Agency)

 

Austin was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

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