Columbia Police Dept. Officers responded to the single vehicle injury accident on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway on Friday evening, December 27, 2019.
46-year-old Trevor Smith of Russell Springs, KY was operating a 1994 Toyota truck, getting on the Parkway in the eastbound lane, when he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway, hitting a rock wall and overturning.
Trevor Smith was transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair EMS for treatment.
CPD Officer Drew Conn investigated the accident. He was assisted on scene by CPD Officers Evan Burton and Trevor Foster.
Lodged in the Adair Co. Regional Jail.
MARK CARNEY'S FACEBOOK POST:
On behalf of my entire family, we want to thank everyone for your prayers of healing and words of encouragement and support for Bam and our entire family during this sudden sickness he is dealing with.
He is in Norton’s hospital with a severe case of pancreatitis and lots of infection. After he had went to church Sunday he was eating lunch at moms house and after only 2 or 3 bites he started getting real sick and we thought it was a virus. Went to emergency room around 4 am Monday morning. Quickly diagnosed as a very sick man with pancreatitis, sugar level at 590 and white blood count real high. Sent to Norton’s. They had five cases that day and said his was by far and away the worse they had. Had two surgeries late Monday. Been in ICU since then. Some things got critical today. Have started dialysis to assist the kidneys in their work and clean the blood. Doctors say he is probably the sickest patient they have in hospital now. We have a cousin who is a nurse who came up today and gave the family some positive encouragement. Could have feeding tubes for weeks and drain tubes for months.
We are so thankful to God and His healing powers and so grateful for everyone who is praying. God Bless you all.
The family of Bam Carney.
On Tuesday, December 24, 2019 just after 4PM, Columbia Police Officers located a red Chevy pickup truck on Tutt Street after receiving complaints on the vehicle in the area. When Officers approached the vehicle after initiating a traffic stop, an open alcoholic beverage container was in plain view. There was also a 19-month-old male child in the truck with the driver.
After conducting on sight field sobriety tests, Officers placed James Taulbee, 49, of Winchester, KY in custody. Taulbee was transported to TJ Health Columbia where he refused blood draw. He was then transported to the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of DUI (2nd offense), Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Vehicle, and Wanton Endangerment 2nd degree.
The mother of the 19-month old toddler was contacted and was placed into her care.
CPD Officer Evan Burton made the arrest. He was assisted on scene by Officer Jordan Dean.
Liberty, KY (December 24, 2019) - On Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 3:20pmET, Trooper Billy Begley was on routine patrol 5 miles west of Liberty on KY 206 when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2005 Dodge pickup for a registration violation. Tpr. Begley made contact with the driver, 32 year old Buddy Bernard of Russell Springs, KY. Consent to search the vehicle was given, resulting in Tpr Begley locating several small bags containing suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, syringes and prescription medications.
Bernard was arrested and charged with No Registration Receipt, No Registration Plate, No Insurance Card, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance 1st offense, Failure to Notify Address Change to the Dept. of Transportation, Owner to Notify Clerk of Residence of Name Change, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine), and Possession of Marijuana. Bernard was lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.
The Adair County Sheriffs Office and Columbia Police Department arrested 2 Taylor Countians on Trespassing and Methamphetamine charges early Sunday morning.
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
Lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.
Casey County Schools are on a 2-hour delay this morning due to fog & freezing temperatures.
The Adair County School Board will meet on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 6:00pmCT at the Board of Education Conference Room at 6:00pmCT.
The Russell County School Board met on Monday evening. Jim Leib has details....
A Casey County man is safe after first responders rescued him from rising waters. KNN's Paul Miles has details....
According to Adair County Judge Exec. Gale Cowan, there are still some flooded roadways this morning (Tuesday)....
After we talked with Judge Cowan, she called back to let us know that Charlie Morrison Road is impassable this morning.
If you know of other roads please call Adair County 911.
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
Lodged in Russell County Detention Center.
Early this (Sunday) morning just after 4:00amCT, Columbia Police Dept. Officers were dispatched to a suspicious person call in the Crestview subdivision off Rice Drive. Upon making contact with a female dressed in black and walking barefoot, it was determined the subject was intoxicated.
When attempting to place her into custody, she began to flee on foot before quickly being apprehended and arrested.
Candace Hough, 34, of Glasgow, KY was charged with Public Intoxication, Criminal Trespassing, Fleeing and Evading on Foot, and Disorderly Conduct.
Officer Adam Cravens made the arrest. He was assisted on scene by Deputy Josh Durbin.
The Russell Springs City Council met on Thursday evening. Jim Leib has info. on the meeting.....
An Adair County man arrested after a search of his residence on KY 61 North around the 4000 block.
At 12:41amCT this morning, Sheriffs Deputy Chandler Staten and KSP Trooper Jacob Harper conducted a search of a residence occupied by 39-year-old Brandon Blair. Located and seized was marijuana, baggies, scales, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.
At 1:05amCT this morning, Adair Co. Sheriffs Deputy Joey Keith initiated a traffic stop on a 2019 silver Jeep 4 miles north of Columbia.
The Adair County Sheriffs Office obtains warrants for the arrest of armed robbery suspects at Dollar General Store.
The Russell County Public Library is excited to announce that it will be open to the public in the newly constructed library building starting Thursday, December 12, 2019 and will hold the official Grand Opening Celebration on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 with a variety of activities planned that the entire community is invited to take part in.
On Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 9:00amCT, a massive, framed World War II-era American flag will be unveiled, given on permanent loan to the library by the Russell County Honor Guard. A special ceremony will be held to honor our veterans and celebrate the freedoms they fought for, including the freedom to read. All veterans are invited to attend.
At 10:30amCT on Tuesday, everyone is invited to the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, where those who have made this building possible will be recognized and the library will be dedicated to the county.
At 12:00pmCT on Tuesday, the library will host the Russell County Chamber of Commerce for their December meeting, sponsored by Branscum Construction. The meeting will feature a performance by the Lake Cumberland Community Orchestra and the guest speaker will be Senator Max Wise.
A head-on collision occurred just west of Campbellsville at 12:30pmET on Wednesday afternoon. Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton reports that 31-year-old Latasha Thompson of Campbellsville, KY was traveling west on U.S. 68 (Greensburg Road) when she turned into the path of 80-year-old Wendall Gilbert of Campbellsville,KY. The vehicle's hit head on. Thompson's vehicle waws then forced into a 3rd vehicle being driven by Teddy Wright.
Latasha Thompson was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. Gilbert & a passenger, Judith Gilbert, were ransported to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Wright was not injured.
The Adair County Sheriffs Office recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested 4 Jefferson County residents on various charges early this morning (Wednesday, Dec. 11th).
UPDATE: The Boil Water Advisory has been LIFTED!
The Adair County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday evening. Jim Leib has details....
The Russell County Fiscal Court met on Monday evening. Jim Leib has info.....
The Adair County Fiscal Court will have a Regular Called Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 at 6:00pmCT in the Adair Annex Basement Meeting Room. The meeting is open to the public.
The Columbia Police Department responded to a 2-vehicle sideswipe collision on Sunday evening that sent one driver to a Louisville hospital.
The accident occurred just before 5:00pmCT on Bomar Heights. Diontae Ennis, 30, of Columbia, KY was operating a 2019 Dodge Charger rental car from Ohio when he met a 2008 Ford Focus in a curve, being operated by 84-year-old Cassius Beard of Columbia, KY and the vehicles had a nearly head-on side swipe.
Mr. Beard was taken by EMS to TJ Health Columbia and was later airlifted to UofL Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Ennis was not injured.
CPD Officer Evan Burton investigated the collision. He was assisted on scene by Officer Jordan Dean and KSP.
1st - Russell Co. Special Olympics
2nd - Russell Co. Bus Drivers
1st - Cash Express
2nd - South Ky Recc
CLUB/CIVIC ORGANIZATION CATEGORY
1st - RCHS Drama Club
2nd - Russell Co. Jaycees
1st - Friendship Baptist church
2nd - Russell Springs Christian church
3rd - Cumberland Baptist church
1st - Artworks
Abby Wolford was named "MISS SANTA"
Russell Co. Schools 1st Place Float Winner - R.C. Special Olympics
26-year-old Sterling Duckworth of Campbellsville, KY was arrested by the Taylor County Sheriffs Office and charged with Assault and Strangulation of another person. Duckworth was arrested on Friday, December 6th, 2019 and taken to the Taylor County Detention Center.
Columbia Police Officer Trevor Foster graduated from The Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond on Thursday, completing 20 weeks of basic training. Foster was hired in May of this year before being sent to DOCJT. While in the academy Foster received awards in physical fitness and defensive tactics.
Foster pictured center with Chief Jason Cross (left), as well as Officer Evan Burton (right).
Indictments are legal accusations and do not determine guilt or innocence.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is underway. There are a few days left to sign up for heating assistance. Applications are accepted by the last name of head of household. For info:
Today is "H.M. Bottom Day" in Russell County, as proclaimed by Russell County Judge Executive Gary Robertson. The proclamation comes after R.S. Mayor Eddie Thomas announced that the R.S. Fire Station would be renamed the "H.M. Bottom Fire Station". Mr. Bottom has dedicated his life to public service, and it would be hard to find someone who is more well respected in Russell County.
A large crowd of friends, family members, firefighters, public officials, and others gathered at the R.S. Fire Dept. earlier today (Tuesday) for the renaming ceremony.
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
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