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Local News Archives for 2021-11

RUSSELL CO. BOIL WATER ADVISORY 11-30-21

 
There is a boil water advisory in Russell Springs in the Cliffs area off Highway 76. The advisory was issued on Tuesday morning due to a water main break. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking & cooking purposes for at least 3 minutes before using.
 

AREA ARREST 11-30-21

Coleman Miller, age 29, of Jamestown was taken into custody by Officer England with the Jamestown Police Department. Coleman was charged with Contempt of Court Libel/Slander Resistance to Order and Resisting Arrest and lodged into the Russell County Detention Center.

 

Wayne Murrell, age 42, of Russell Springs was arrested my Trooper Poole with the Kentucky State Police just before 8:30 last evening. Murrell was charged with Speeding 22 mph over the Limit, Failure to or Improper Signal, Inadequate Silence (Muffler), Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possession, Possession Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (Meth) and Operating Motor Vehicle under Influence of a Controlled Substance – 1st. He was lodged into the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

KSP Investigating Murder in Russell County

 

Russell Springs, KY (Nov. 29, 2021) Detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 15 are conducting a murder investigation in Russell County, KY. On Friday, November, 26, 2021 at approximately 12:52pmCT, KSP Post 15 was notified by the Russell Springs Police Department requesting assistance with an investigation of a deceased male found outside his camper with apparent stab wounds at the Eagles Nest RV Park in Russell Springs, KY. The victim was identified as Glenn Coffey, 38, of Russell Springs, KY. He was pronounced deceased by the Russell County Coroner.

 

Through investigation, detectives were able to discover there had been a dispute between the victim and his husband, 27-year-old Jordan Coffey of Russell Springs, KY.  A warrant was obtained and Jordan Coffey was located and arrested in Cookeville, TN by the Putnam County Sheriff Department and lodged in the Putnam County Jail.
 

This incident remains under investigation by KSP Det. Nick Davis. Det. Davis was assisted by other KSP personnel, Russell Springs Police Department and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.
 

Columbia Man Arrested on Meth Charges Following Traffic Stop

 

Columbia Police, while on general patrol on Sunday night, November 28, 2021 came upon a vehicle that had ran off the roadway on Young Street. After making contact with the operator, it was determined that a male subject was under the influence and was placed into custody. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine was located by Officers. 


Larry Shawn Phillips, 46, of Columbia has been charged with DUI 1st, operating on a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and theft by deception.

Officer Trevor Foster made the arrest. He was assisted on scene by Sgt Evan Burton. 
 

WEEKEND ARRESTS 11-28-21

 
  • Craig Bruner, 61, of Jamestown - arrested on Friday afternoon by KSP for Obstructing Governmental Operations, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Marijuana, Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication. 
  • Stacy Powell, 52. of Rockwood, TN - arrested Friday night by RSPD for DUI.
 
Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
  • Jason Bowers, 37, of Burkesville - arrested by CCSO on Saturday afternoon for Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd degree, Discharging a Firearm Across Public Road, and Disorderly Conduct.
 
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

Russell Springs Christmas Parade Winners

 

Best Dressed Window on Main Street: First National Bank (Main Street Branch)

 

Best Antique/Classic Car: 1951 Ford driven by Timmy Hudson

 

Best Small Float/Entry: Cash Express

 

Best Large Float/Entry: Superior Battery

 

Best Youth Entry: Russell County 12U Softball


OVERALL BEST OF PARADE WINNER: Russell County Jaycees Adult Float "A Soldier Comes Home for Christmas"

 

Thank you to the over 100 entries in this years parade and to the judges who had an incredibly difficult job. Winners, trophies and prizes will be presented  on Thursday, December 9th at 6pm at the Russell Springs City Council meeting.

 

Possible Homicide Investigation Underway After Russell County Man Found Deceased


According to Russell County Coroner Mark Coots, the body of 38-year-old Christopher Glenn Coffey of Russell County was found at the Eagles Nest RV Park on Hwy 127 in the Middletown community on Friday, November 26, 2021. A knife wound was discovered and the case is being investigated as a possible homicide.

 

Coffey was pronounced dead around 12:35pmCT on Friday afternoon. The body was taken to Louisville for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
 

The Russell Springs Police Department, Kentucky State Police, and the Russell County Coroner's Office are continuing the investigation.  

 

LCDHD COVID-19 REPORT WEDNESDAY EVENING; NO REPORT THURS. OR FRI.

 

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no local reports available on Thursday or Friday this week. LCDHD staff will continue working positive cases and reports will resume on Monday, November 29.

 

Of today’s 115 reported cases, 89 (77%) were unvaccinated and 23 of today’s cases (20%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 7.05%.

 

Deaths: We are sad to report 12 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 726 deaths resulting in a 1.71% mortality rate (about 1 in 58) among known cases. This compares with a 1.39% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.61% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 89 cases in the hospital. This is 5 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,781 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.21% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 24) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.21%. The latest data shows that 96.08% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 25% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 42,354 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 20.28% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 1.42% are reinfections, and 5.06% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases).

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 69 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 12; Casey: 4; Clinton: 2; Cumberland: 2; McCreary: 10; Pulaski: 20; Russell: 9; Taylor: 8; and, Wayne: 2. In all, we have released 97% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 34 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 556 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,709.

 

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Family, Businesses, and Medical Facilities.

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 115 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 18; Casey: 7; Clinton: 9; Cumberland: 5; Green: 6; McCreary: 4; Pulaski: 20; Russell: 13; Taylor: 20; and, Wayne: 13. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00193. This means our total case count is projected to double every 358.64 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.

 

The deaths reported today include a Wayne County resident (unvaccinated). We also were made aware of an additional 11 deaths from a state audit of death certificates. These include:  a Clinton County resident (unvaccinated), a Green County resident (unvaccinated), a McCreary County resident (unvaccinated), three Pulaski County residents (all unvaccinated), two Taylor County residents (both unvaccinated), and three Wayne County residents (all unvaccinated).

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 28,285 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.94% were unvaccinated.

 

State and local vaccination rates can be found at the following link:  https://dashboard.chfs.ky.gov/views/KYPublicFacingDashboard_16191000580170/KentuckyCOVID-19Vaccination?:iid=1&:isGuestRedirectFromVizportal=y&:embed=y

 

AREA ARREST 11/26/21


Kayla Quinn, 29, of Warren, Michigan was taken into custody by Officer Daniel with the Burkesville Police Department around 4:30pmCt on Thursday afternoon. Quinn was charged with Speeding over 26mph over the Speed Limit, DUI (Aggravated Circumstances), Disorderly Conduct, 1st Degree and Resisting Arrest. She was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

AREA ARRESTS 11-24-21


Two people were arrested on drug and other charges by KSP early Wednesday morning in Russell County.


Patricia Norris, 40, of Russell Springs was taken into custody just after 2 a.m. by Trooper Begley and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (more than 2 grams of Meth), Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possession, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree – Drug Unspecified.

 

Jeremiah Grider, 31, of Russell Springs was also taken into custody and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Meth), Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possession, Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8oz) 1st Offense, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree – Drug Unspecified.

 

Both were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

 

Gov. Beshear Encourages Kentuckians to Fight Hunger by Participating in KSP 'Cram the Cruiser'

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 23, 2021) –Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) encouraged Kentuckians to consider participating in ‘Cram the Cruiser’ by donating non-perishable food items to help feed Kentucky families in need this holiday season. The collection begins Tuesday, Nov. 23, and concludes Dec. 6, 2021

 

“The holidays can be tough for families, but one area that should not be stressful is having the ability to sit down together and share a meal,” said Gov. Beshear. “My administration is committed to fighting hunger and helping to ensure that no family in Kentucky goes to bed hungry. I appreciate KSP for caring for all Kentuckians not just by protecting their lives but serving them so their most basic need is met.”

 

‘Cram the Cruiser’ is a statewide effort hosted by all 16 KSP posts, and the collected food is distributed to local food banks, shelters, churches and other organizations. 

 

Throughout the food drive, troopers will be staged at grocery and retail stores accepting items including canned fruit and vegetables, canned meat, macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned soups, chili or spaghetti sauce, brownie and cake mixes, coffee, water, powdered milk, and juices. Food items may also be dropped off at local post locations.

 

A simultaneous statewide signature eventis planned on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in each post area as the final push for the campaign.

 

Capt. Paul Blanton, KSP Public Affairs Commander says ‘Cram the Cruiser’ has become a friendly competition among posts to see who gathers the most food. In 2019, KSP collected 473,235 pounds (236 tons) of food, with Post 16 Henderson topping everyone at 60,925 pounds collected. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the food drive was canceled in 2020.

 

“Some of our troopers get creative during these events,” said Capt. Blanton. “They partner with their retail store to host hotdog stands, play holiday music and bring in Santa Claus himself to make the day more festive.”

 

In Jan., Gov. Beshear signed a proclamation declaring Jan. 28, 2021, as Hunger Free Day in Kentucky and made a surprise donation to the group Feeding Kentucky of nearly $16,000 left over from the Beshear-Coleman inaugural fund. Read the full press release here

 

The mission of KSP is to promote public safety through service, integrity and professionalism using partnerships to prevent, reduce and deter crime and the fear of crime, enhance highway safety through education and enforcement, safeguard property and protect individual rights.


This year, the number one priority for KSP is creating a better Kentucky by making the commonwealth’s streets safer, communities stronger and the nation more secure by providing exceptional law enforcement made up of a diverse workforce. For more information about career opportunities with KSP visit their website.
 

Center for Rural Development Accepting Applications for the 2022 Rogers Scholars Program


The Center for Rural Development is now accepting applications for the 2022 Rogers Scholars Program.

 

Rogers Scholars — The Center’s flagship youth program — is open to high school rising juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky seeking to build their skills in leadership, entrepreneurship, technology, and community service.

The program provides valuable leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for young people to fulfill their potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders. 

 

To be eligible for Rogers Scholars, you must:

  • Be a current sophomore in high school.
  • Live in The Center for Rural Development's 45-county primary service area. The service area consists of the following Kentucky counties: Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Harlan, Jackson, Jessamine, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Taylor, Wayne, Whitley and Wolfe.
  • Have a strong interest in developing skills in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship, and community service.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4 point scale).

 

For more information or questions about the application process, call Allison Cross, Community Liaison and Youth Programs Coordinator, at 606-677-6000 or email across@centertech.com.

The deadline to apply for the Rogers Scholars program is Jan. 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM (EST). 

*Tentative dates for the Rogers Scholars program have been scheduled for June 5-10, 2022 at Morehead State University and July 24-29, 2022 at Lindsey Wilson College.

 

Raids Made for Illegal Gambling in Russell County


The Russell County Sheriffs Office, Russell Springs Police Department, and Ky State Police executed 3 search warrants on Monday evening starting at 7pm. The Breakroom, The Lucky Seven, and Laker Billards were searched in reference to promoting gambling 1st degree. Drugs were seized as well as 29 illegal gambling machines and more than $14,000.00 in cash.
 

All 3 agencies are involved in the investigation and the case will be presented to a Russell County Grand jury for indictments.
 

If anyone suspects illegal gambling or drug activity, contact the Russell County Sheriffs drug/wanted persons tip-line at 270-343-6600 or the Russell Springs Police Department tip-line at 270-566-9111.

 

 

Gov. Beshear: Get COVID-19 Vaccination, Booster to Stay Safe This Thanksgiving

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear wished all Kentuckians a happy Thanksgiving and provided guidance on how to stay safe and protect loved ones during the holiday week.

 

“Hospitalizations and requests for monoclonal antibody infusions are ticking up,” said Gov. Beshear. “We do not want to see that. We need to be really careful with Thanksgiving this week, as well as Christmas coming up. But unlike last year, there is an opportunity for this holiday season to be safe and pretty normal for you and your family if you follow the precautions you need to.”

 

The Governor encouraged Kentuckians to:

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccination;
  • Get a vaccination booster (all Kentucky adults are now eligible for a booster);
  • Stay home and avoid gatherings if they feel sick;
  • Wear masks if indoors and unvaccinated and/or not boosted, and
  • Keep gatherings small.

 

The Governor said earlier today, he announced Everybody Counts, a new program that will help every Jefferson County Public Schools graduate who doesn’t currently have a plan for after high school graduation to secure one of three pathways: a job at one of four companies, post-secondary enrollment or both. The program will begin this school year and will be in place to assist the class of 2022. To learn more, see the full release.

 

COVID-19 Case Information, Vaccinations Update
Number of people who have received at least one vaccine dose in Kentucky: 2,650,790

Number of people who have received a vaccination booster in Kentucky: 504,028

Nov. 20, Cases: 2,048
Nov. 20, Deaths: 42
Nov. 21, Cases: 1,018
Nov. 21, Deaths: 15

New Cases Today: 822
New Deaths: 44
Today’s Positivity Rate: 6.56%
Current Hospitalizations: 809
Current Intensive Care Admittances: 203
Currently on Ventilators: 101

 

During the week ending Nov. 21, 11,572 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Kentucky, and the average test positivity rate was 6.13%.

 

AREA ARRESTS 11-22-21

 

Charles Gaskins, 35, of Russell Springs was taken into custody by Officer Necessary with the Russell Springs Police Department just before 5 this morning. Gaskins was charged with Disorderly Conduct, 2nd Degree and Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol). He was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

King Martin, 61, of Cave City was arrested by Officer Tweedy with the Burkesville Police Department just after 1 a.m. this morning. Martin was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence Alcohol/Substance 2nd (Aggravated Circumstances) Possession of Marijuana, Indecent Exposure, 1st Degree, 1st Offense and Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle Prohibited. Martin was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.  

 

WEEKEND ARRESTS 11-21-21

 
  • April Roy, 45, of Jamestown - arrested by RSPD late Saturday night for Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd degree (Drug Unspecified), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Non-Payment of Fines.

Lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 
  • Randy Crawhorn, 31, of Campbellsville, KY - arrested by the TCSO on Saturday morning for Rape 3rd degree.
  • Brad Callinan, 23, of Russell Springs - arrested by CPD on Friday night for Public Intoxication and was served three bench warrants for court.
 
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

Adair County: Thankful for Organ Donation

 

November 19, 2020 – As the holidays are approaching, communities are looking forward to spending the holidays back in-person with their loved ones. For the families waiting on a life-saving organ transplant, the holidays are bitter-sweet. Over 1,000 Kentuckians are waiting for their transplant, a gift they will not find wrapped under the tree.

 

In efforts to save and heal lives through organ and tissue donation, the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life is focused on public education and growing the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry in partnership with Donate Life Kentucky. This month, Donate Life Kentucky is challenging high school students and community members to a “Duet for Life.” This is the first time the annual challenge has taken place on social media, where they will incorporate the ever-popular duet TikTok trend, which allows app users to split their viewing screen and create content alongside a pre-existing video. Winners could receive up to $1,000 in scholarship awards.

 

“Spreading holiday cheer is easy! Registering as an organ donor is a priceless gift – hope. We challenge Adair County to join in on the festivities and participate in this year’s ‘Duet For Life,’” said Dennis Loy, Adair County Circuit Court Clerk.

 

Educating Kentuckians is made possible thanks to philanthropic partners like our Circuit Court Clerks, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kosair Charities, and the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates. Their continued generosity allow many Kentucky families the opportunity to spend the holidays together.

 

For more information about participating in ‘Duet For Life,’ visit https://donatelifeky.org/outreach/.

To join the TFL mission, you may join the Organ Donor Registry in the following ways:

 

  • Online 24/7 at RegisterMe.org
  • Driver’s License Renewals: Check with your local Circuit Court Clerk and KYTC office to confirm renewal processes by visiting https://bit.ly/driverlicenseky.
  • On your Apple iPhone, go to the Health App and toggle “organ donor.”

 

 

About Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life 

The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life (TFL) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that informs, educates, and encourages Kentuckians to be registered organ & tissue donors to save lives. TFL was founded in 1992 as the charitable arm of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks. The dollar donations at driver’s license counters and other philanthropic partners, including KODA, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and Kosair Charities, fund the statewide community outreach & public relations efforts to grow the Registry. For more info call 1-866-945-5433, email: info@trustforlife.org or visit www.donatelifeky.org

 

 

 

R.C. EMS BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPECIAL MEETING NOV. 30TH

 

UPDATE: Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the Special Called Meeting that was initially scheduled for Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 will be moved to Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 1:30pmCT.

 

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The Russell County EMS Board of Directors will be holding a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM. 
 
AGENDA
Call Meeting to Order 
Establish a Quorum 
 
Old Business 
Old Ambulance Transfer 
COVID Update 
 
New Business
Executive Session: KRS 61.810 (1) (f) Personnel 
 
Adjourn 

Participation in Columbia Christmas Parade Continues


Participation continues in this year’s Drive-Through Christmas planned to start on December 10th at the Little League Park on Joe Johnson Road. 

 

The welding class at the Adair County High School under the direction of Barney Taylor have constructed a mailbox that will be used to drop off letters to Santa Claus during the event. 

 

Every child that drops a letter in the mailbox (with their name and address) will be responded to if done prior to December 21 (in order to receive prior to the Christmas holiday). 

 

Students participating were: Skyler Hare, Conor Smith, Jarrett Janes and Preston Edwards. 

 

“We appreciate Mr. Taylor, the Adair County High School welding class, and these students for helping us make this year’s Drive-Through a success,” said Mayor Pamela Hoots. 

 

Adair County House Fire on Thursday


The Adair County Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 2:27pmCT on Thursday afternoon at 1461 Keltner Rd. Upon arrival, there was heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the residence. The home was under renovations and owned by Billy Withers.
 

There where 13 firefighters the on scene for approx. 1.5 hours. No injuries were reported.

 

 

Jamestown City Council Meeting Recap


Jamestown Mayor Nick Shearer spoke with WAVE NEWS following the meeting and discussed what took place...

 

 

Dukes, Oliver Pick Up MSC Awards For Third Straight Year; 15 Blue Raiders earn All-MSC Honors

 

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Lindsey Wilson football head coach Chris Oliver was selected as the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Ron Finley Coach of the Year while Cameron Dukes repeated as the Craig Mullins MSC Bluegrass Offensive Player of the Year, conference officials announced on Thursday. It’s the third straight year this duo has won these awards.

 

Dukes helped the Blue Raiders capture the Bluegrass Division title for a second year in a row, throwing for 1,670 yards and 19 touchdowns in just eight games this season. He added 216 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns to help Lindsey Wilson post a 10-0 record and the automatic bid into the NAIA Football Championship Series.

 

Dukes is the third Blue Raider in program history to repeat as an MSC Player of the Year. He joins Branden Cresap who did it on offense in 2013 and 2014 and Trent Mueller who managed the honor on defense in 2017 and 2018.

 

Oliver picks up his fifth Coach of the Year honor after guiding Lindsey Wilson to its fourth perfect regular season and fifth divisional title. The award comes on the heels of being named the 2020 Howard Schellenberger Coach of the Year earlier this season.

 

In addition, Eli Cross, Joe Gressette, Jaleel Warren, Joshua Lewis, Dukes, Jaylen Boyd, Ian Sauter, David Hylick, Luke Bowman, Cashawn Beasley and Robert Carter were all named First-Team All-MSC selections as Dawson Oliver, Darius Clark, Cameron Thurman and Darius Hylick each collected second-team conference honors. 

 

The individual awards and all-conference teams are selected by a vote of the Bluegrass Division’s coaches. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own players.

 

Twenty-nine players earned first-team all-conference honors and 28 were selected second-team all-conference as voted on by the coaches. Ties for all-conference teams were not broken.

 

Georgetown’s (Ky.) DJ White is the MSC Bluegrass Defensive Player of the Year. In addition to the players of the year, Bethel’s (Tenn.) James Dixon is the Bluegrass Offensive Freshman of the Year and Pikeville’s (Ky.) Jonathan Morton is the Bluegrass Defensive Freshman of the Year.

 

Lindsey Wilson opens postseason play on Saturday when they welcome Montana Western to Parnell Family Stadium for the NAIA Football Championship Series Opening Round. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. CT.

 

AREA ARRESTS 11-18-21

 

Michael Neathery, 33, of Burkesville, KY was arrested just after 10:30 last evening by Officer Williams of the Burkesville Police Department. Neathery was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense Drug Unspecified, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possession.

 

Dale Cross, 63, of Burkesville, KY was taken into custody by Deputy Daniels with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office just after 8 yesterday morning. Cross was charged with Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree- Police Officer, Terroristic Threatening, 2nd Degree, Wanton Endangerment – 1st Degree, Knowingly Abuse/Neglect of Adult by Person and Public Intoxication- Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol) both were lodged into the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

Gov. Beshear Proclaims November Lung Cancer Awareness Month

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear joined advocates at the state Capitol to proclaim Lung Cancer Awareness Month in the commonwealth, and he encouraged Kentuckians to learn more about lung cancer, its risk factors and screening options.

 

“Kentuckians suffer from lung cancer at a much higher rate than the rest of the country,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are seeing improvements in screening and early detection, but there is still much work to be done to educate our people about prevention and to encourage them to get help once they receive a diagnosis.”

 

Accepting the Governor’s proclamation on behalf of the Kentucky LEADS Collaborative was Dr. Timothy Mullett, a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Mullett also is the medical director of Markey Cancer Center Affiliate & Research Network, a program that provides high-quality cancer care and high-priority clinical trials, and serves as the chair of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

 

“Kentucky is home to some of the worst cancer rates in the country, and lung cancer is at the top of that list. The good news is that our methods for lung cancer screening, treatment and prevention have significantly improved over the years, and because of our collaborative work in early detection in lung cancer, we are seeing decreases in late-stage lung cancer that we have not seen before,” Mullett said. “Our work is drawing the attention of national organizations like the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the American Cancer Society to develop solutions that can be applied across the nation. I’m proud to be here today alongside so many other organizations and individuals who are pushing for more research and resources to help reduce the impact of this disease in the commonwealth.”

 

Joining Gov. Beshear and Dr. Mullett was lung cancer survivor Scott Kindred, founder of STAGES, a support group for lung cancer patients at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. Scott has had a remarkable cancer journey, developing into an advocate for himself and helping others touched by lung cancer be their own advocates as well.

 

Kindred said, “It’s so important that patients and survivors with lung cancer can get information so they can understand about the disease and its treatment and to connect with other survivors to know they are not alone.”

 

Other patient advocacy organizations represented at the event include the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, Go2 Lung Cancer Foundation, Kentucky Cancer Consortium and LUNGevity Foundation.

 

Kentucky has the highest lung cancer rate in the nation, with more than 89 of every 100,000 people diagnosed, and a death rate 50% higher than the national average.

 

While Kentucky is second in the nation in lung cancer screening, nearly 11% of those diagnosed with lung cancer do not receive cancer treatment – a significantly higher rate than the national average.

 

For Kentuckians who are or were smokers, screening for lung cancer is particularly important. Lung cancer screening is recommended for adults who have no symptoms, but who are at high risk for developing disease because of their smoking history and age. If you meet all of these criteria, you are eligible for screening:

  • You are 50-80 years of age.
  • You averaged one pack of cigarettes per day for 20 years or two packs a day for 10 years.
  • You currently smoke or quit smoking within the past 15 years.

 

If cancer is found early, there are more treatment options available for patients and the chance of survival is much higher. To learn more about the lung cancer screening program at UK HealthCare’s Markey Cancer Center, click here.

For more information about lung cancer, see the American Lung Association’s State of Lung Cancer 2021 report.

 

Kentuckians who do not have access to the health care necessary to provide lung cancer screening opportunities or treatment can seek access by enrolling for health care coverage at kynect.ky.gov. To get help signing up, Kentuckians can also call help lines for kynect benefits 1.855.306.8959, kynect health coverage 1.855.459.6328.

 

Enrollments received through Dec. 15, 2021, will qualify for coverage that begins Jan. 1, 2022. For Kentuckians who enroll between Dec. 16, 2021, and Jan. 15, 2022, coverage will start Feb. 1, 2022. Enrollment in a commercial plan will remain open on kynect.ky.gov through Jan. 15, 2022. To learn more, see the full release.

 

Gov. Beshear Authorizes COVID-19 Vaccination Boosters for All Kentucky Adults

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order that qualifies every person 18 years old or older and living or working in the commonwealth to get a COVID-19 vaccination booster six months after their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, or two months after a single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

 

The Governor said Kentucky was seeing declines in COVID-19 case numbers and the test positivity rate for many weeks, but recently those numbers have begun to plateau or even slightly increase.

 

“We are moving into the amazing holiday season with Thanksgiving, Christmas and other gatherings, which unfortunately are especially risky for COVID-19 being able to spread,” said Gov. Beshear. “Because of that, it’s more important than ever that we get people vaccinated and get people their boosters to push their immunity up to the highest levels, because over time that immunity wanes.”

 

Gov. Beshear noted that cases are spiking again across Europe, which increases his concern for the trajectory in Kentucky’s case numbers without increased vaccinations and boosters. Until today, based on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, Moderna and Pfizer booster shots have been limited to Kentuckians who are over 65, have significant underlying conditions or are exposed to many people through their work.

 

“Folks, you really need to get vaccinated and get this booster, and now it should be fairly easy. It’s going to make you much safer over the next several months,” said Gov. Beshear.

As of Wed., Nov. 17, more than 437,000 Kentuckians had received a booster.

At least five other states so far have taken similar steps to expand eligibility including, Arkansas, California, Colorado, New Mexico and West Virginia. According to reports, the Food and Drug Administration could authorize booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for all adults as early as this week.

 

Two Columbia Homes Destroyed by Fire

 
The Columbia City Fire Department responded to a residential house fire Sunday morning at 12:33amCT at 325 Parrot Avenue. Upon firefighters arrival, the house was completely engulfed in fire and was a total loss. There were 10 firemen on the scene for 2 hours.
 
The Adair County Fire Department responded to a residential house fire Tuesday morning at 8:40amCT at 1005 Russell Road to property owned by Don Yates. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single story residence completely engulfed in fire and the home was a complete loss. There were 15 firemen on the scene for 2.5 hours.
 

AREA ARREST 11-17-21

Thomas Holder, age 44, of Nashville Tennessee, was arrested by Deputy Hitch of the Adair County Sheriff’s Office just after 2 yesterday afternoon. Holder was charged with Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon and Trafficking in Marijuana (8 oz to 5lbs). He was lodged into the Adair County Regional Jail.

Columbia's Fall Decorating Winners Announced

 

The winners of the City of Columbia’s Fall Decorating Contest have been announced. Prizes were sponsored by Mayor Pamela Hoots.
 

  • 1st place business: Southern Nest Realty
  • 2nd place business: Animal Care Vet Center
  • 1st place home: Richard Schwartz
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tammy Stotts and Pam Hoots

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leila Jones and Pam Hoots

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Schwartz and Pam Hoots 

 

Gov. Beshear: New Kentucky COVID-19 Cases Appear to Be Hitting a Plateau After Weeks of Decline

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky appear to be hitting a plateau, after declining for seven weeks in a row. 

 

“The top line here is it does look like we’ve plateaued. That’s not a reason to think that there is another surge,” said Gov. Beshear. “It looks like we have plateaued on the positivity rate at about 5.5%. We are still at a very serious level.”

 

In Kentucky, children make up 25%-30% of all new COVID-19 cases.

 

COVID-19 vaccines are safe for this age group. During the Pfizer vaccine clinical trials, there were no serious side effects among any of the study participants. The vaccine was found to be 90.7% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 for this age group.

 

The following Kentucky organizations have come together to recommend and encourage COVID-19 vaccination for all children age 5 and older: the Kentucky Department for Public Health, the Kentucky Primary Care Association, the Kentucky Medical Association, Kentucky Voices for Health, the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Kentucky Hospital Association, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Kentucky Nurses Association.

 

The Governor encouraged parents and caregivers for this age group to talk to their health care provider or pharmacist about scheduling their child’s COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

 

In addition, all eligible vaccinated Kentucky adults can now get any of the three COVID-19 vaccination boosters: Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. To learn more, see the full release.

 

COVID-19 Case Information, Vaccinations Update
Number of people who have received at least one vaccine dose in Kentucky: 2,611,059

Number of people who have received a vaccination booster in Kentucky: 425,401

Nov. 13, Cases: 1,561
Nov. 13, Deaths: 45
Nov. 14, Cases: 747
Nov. 14, Deaths: 11

 

New Cases Today: 726
New Deaths: 10
Today’s Positivity Rate: 5.73%
Current Hospitalizations: 719
Current Intensive Care Admittances: 191
Currently on Ventilators: 105

 

During the week ending Nov. 14, 9,506 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Kentucky, and the average test positivity rate was 5.65%.

 

The Governor said Europe is becoming COVID-19’s epicenter again, accounting for half of the latest infections and deaths, emphasizing the need to stay vigilant as Kentucky’s case numbers plateau.

 

Memorial Ceremony for More Than 10,000 Kentuckians Lost to COVID-19
Yesterday, Gov. Beshear held a memorial ceremony for more than 10,200 Kentuckians lost to COVID-19. First Lady Britainy Beshear, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, religious leaders, health care heroes, the Lindsey Wilson College Singers and the Kentucky State Police Honor Guard also took part in the service.

 

“When we look back on our fight against this virus, we’re going to look at what we were doing and how hard we were fighting the whole time, not just at the beginning,” said Gov. Beshear. “And that’s why we need everybody, collectively as a commonwealth, to do the things now that we know can help protect us, like getting vaccinated, getting your booster if you’re eligible and getting your kids vaccinated.”

 

During yesterday’s ceremony, the Governor announced that Kentucky-native Amanda Matthews, artist and chief executive officer of Lexington-based Prometheus Foundry, has been commissioned to create the permanent Team Kentucky COVID-19 Memorial, which will be located in Monument Park on the Kentucky State Capitol grounds.

 

A COVID-19 Memorial Advisory Panel, which included health care heroes, family members and loved ones of those lost and COVID-19 survivors, selected the final design for the memorial.

 

To learn more, see the full release.

 

Gov. Beshear, Congressman Rogers Award More Than $9 Million in Grants to Support Economic Development Projects in Eastern Kentucky
Today, Gov. Beshear and U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced $9.18 million in Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization Program funds for economic development projects in 10 Eastern Kentucky counties. To learn more, see the full release.

 

“When completed, these projects will help support local communities and spur economic growth in Martin, Letcher, Floyd, Leslie, Knox, Knott, Owsley, Boyd, Pike and Perry counties,” said Gov. Beshear. “This program has a proven record of creating jobs in Eastern Kentucky, and these grants are another solid building block to help us build a better Kentucky for all of our families.”

 

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Impacts in Kentucky
Gov. Beshear celebrated President Joe Biden signing the bipartisan federal infrastructure bill into law, which includes multibillion-dollar investments in Kentucky.

 

“The bipartisan infrastructure bill is going to be transformational for this commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear. “It’s going to help us build the infrastructure we need to ensure an economy that is on fire doesn’t just continue for three years, but for the next thirty years.”

In addition to American Rescue Plan Act funding, under the bipartisan infrastructure bill, Kentucky will receive:
 

  • More than $4.7 billion over five years to repair roads and bridges and create high-quality, well-paying jobs for Kentucky families;
  • $647 million to improve water infrastructure;
  • $100 million to provide high-speed internet coverage across the state, and 1.4 million Kentuckians (33%) will also be eligible to apply for the “Affordable Connectivity Fund” to expand access to high-speed, affordable internet;
  • $391 million over five years in public transportation funding;
  • $204 million over five years to improve airports;
  • $69 million to expand the state’s electric vehicle charging network;
  • $19 million to protect against wildfires;
  • $18 million to protect against cyberattacks; and
  • Benefits from a $3.5 billion national investment in weatherization, which will reduce energy costs for families and small businesses nationwide.

ADAIR SCHOOL BOARD MONTHY MEETING NOV. 18TH

 

The Adair County School Board will meet on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 6:00pmCT at the Adair County Board Conference Room. The meeting is open to the public with social distancing guidelines in place.

 

BOARD AGENDA
 

**Meeting called to order**

***Supt. Dr. Stephens & board members will open meeting with Pledge of Allegiance***

***Prayer***

 

  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  2. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  2. APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT
  3. APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF BILLS
  4. APPROVAL TO MATCH FY-2022 1ST KETS OFFER OF ASSISTANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $21,905.00
  5. APPROVAL OF SHORTENED SCHOOL DAY WAIVER TO KDE FOR STUDENT 
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  6. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION

 

REGULAR AGENDA

  1. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

  1. APPROVAL OF 2022/2023 CALENDAR COMMITTEE—Dr. Pamela Stephens

 

  1. APPROVAL OF THE 2020/2021 AUDIT REPORT-(VIRTUAL) Mike Jones, Mather & Company

 

  1. REQUEST TO BID AUDITORS FOR THE 2021/2022 FISCAL YEAR

 

  1. APPROVAL OF ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOFTBALL TO TRAVEL TO PIGEON FORGE, TN, THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022 THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2022, PENDING COVID19 RESTRICTIONS.

 

  1. DISCUSSION/APPROVAL TO ALLOW FIELD TRIPS FOR ADAIR COUNTY SCHOOLS FROM 8 AM – 2 PM, MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY, PENDING COVID19 RESTRICTIONS AND APPROVAL BY STEVE BURTON, TRANSPORTATION/MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR (EXTRA CURRICULAR AND OVERNIGHT TRIPS REQUIRE TWO (2) WEEKS NOTICE/APPROVAL WITH TRANSPORTATION /MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR, STEVE BURTON PENDING COVID19 RESTRICTIONS AND DRIVER AVAILABILITY.  OUT OF STATE TRIPS ALSO REQUIRE PRIOR BOARD APPROVAL.)

 

  1. APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Renae Smith

 

  1. BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS UPDATE – Steve Burton

 

  1. PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

  1. ADJOURNMENT

 

 

ACCIDENT CLOSES CUMBERLAND PARKWAY ON SUNDAY

 

The Cumberland Parkway was shut down for a while on Sunday evening after a vehicle struck a deer and then caught fire. Emergency officials were on the scene for several hours clearing the Parkway after the incident.

 

92.7 will have more details as they are made available.

 

 

ADAIR BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED 11-14-21

 

As of 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, 2021 the boil water advisory for customers starting at 12107-15560 Burkesville Rd, Reese Hurt Rd, Shady Ridge Ln has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia Office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.

 

RUSSELL COUNTY ARRESTS

 
Russell Springs Police made a couple of early morning arrests:
 
  • Roger Harmon, 38, of Russell Springs was arrested this morning by Officer Necessary and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, DUI, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle, Failure to Use Child Restraint Device in Vehicle, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
  • Tony Huff, 39, of Liberty, KY was charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, and Failure to Use Child Restraint Device in Vehicle.
 
Both were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

COLUMBIA BOIL WATER ADVISORY 11-13-21

 

Date Issued:  11/13/21

Time Issued:  1:15 p.m.

 

BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers at 12107-15560 Burkesville Rd, Reese Hurt Rd, and Shady Ridge Ln. The advisory has been issued due to a main line break. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure.

 

Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes before using. This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.

 

For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.

 

R.C. SHERIFF'S FACEBOOK LIVE AUCTION TOTAL IS.....

 

The final total of the Russell County Sheriff's Facebook Live Auction for Shop/w/Cop and Christmas at Fair Oaks Nursing Home is $26,693.75!  Sheriff Derek Polston says they have been getting donations ever since the auction last week. The money was turned over today (Friday) to Neil Bell, Treasurer and Secretary for the Lake Cumberland Area Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #68. Again, thanks to everyone who helped, donated and purchased items!

 

Wind Gust will be an Issue again today in the Area...

Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph possible today...

Southwesterly winds will increase this morning as a secondary cold
front approaches the region. The highest wind gusts are expected
between 10 AM EST and 7 PM EST.

Gusty winds will be capable of blowing around unsecured outdoor
objects. These winds may cause difficult driving conditions for
large profile vehicles... use extra caution.

Jamestown Mayor Nick Shearer will be taking a position with the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency

As announced yesterday on WAVE NEWS, Jamestown Mayor Nick Shearer will be resigning his position at the end of this year. Shearer has taken a position as the Executive Director of the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency. Shearer said the new position will give him the opportunity to help so many people in the ten county area that he will be serving. The Jamestown City Council will have 30 days to appoint a new mayor for the city following the resignation or the position would be filled by Governor Andy Beshear.

Lake Cumberland District Health Department shares Tips to be Prepared for Winter Driving

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department has released tips to get your vehicle ready for cold weather use before winter arrives. Service the radiator and maintain antifreeze level. Check your tires’ tread or, if necessary, replace tires with all-weather or snow tires. Keep the gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines. Use a wintertime formula in your windshield washer. Prepare a winter emergency kit to keep in your car in case you become stranded. The kit should include:

Cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries; Items to stay warm, such as extra hats, coats, mittens, blankets, or sleeping bags; Food and water; Booster cables, flares, tire pump, and a bag of sand or cat litter (for traction);

Compass and maps; Flashlight, battery-powered radio, and extra batteries; First-aid kit; and Plastic bags (for sanitation).

63 New Covid-19 Cases in L.C. District; 1 New Death

 

There will be no report in observance of Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, 2021. Reports will resume Friday, November 12, 2021.

 

Of today’s 63 reported cases, 51 (81%) were unvaccinated and 21 of today’s cases (33%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 5.37%.

 

Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death since our last report. We have experienced a total of 697 deaths resulting in a 1.69% mortality rate (about 1 in 59) among known cases. This compares with a 1.33% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.62% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 61 cases in the hospital. This is equal to what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,743 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.23% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 24) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.21%. The latest data shows that 91.3% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 23.68% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 41,253 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 19.75% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 1.38% are reinfections, and 5.22% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases).

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 48 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 2; Casey: 2; Clinton: 2; Cumberland: 4; Green: 2; McCreary: 10; Pulaski: 13; Russell: 3; Taylor: 8; and, Wayne: 2. In all, we have released 97.5% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 14 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 349 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,715.

 

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Family, Businesses, and Medical Facilities.

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 63 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 8; Casey: 4; Clinton: 1; Green: 2; McCreary: 9; Pulaski: 21; Russell: 4; Taylor: 9; and, Wayne: 5. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00139. This means our total case count is projected to double every 497.49 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.

 

The death reported today was a Pulaski County resident (vaccinated).

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 27,184 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.78% were unvaccinated.

 

State and local vaccination rates can be found at the following link:  https://dashboard.chfs.ky.gov/views/KYPublicFacingDashboard_16191000580170/KentuckyCOVID-19Vaccination?:iid=1&:isGuestRedirectFromVizportal=y&:embed=y

 

R.C. FISCAL COURT CALLED MEETING NOV. 12TH

 

The Russell County Fiscal Court will have a Special Called Meeting on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 10:00amCT in the Court Room of the Russell County Courthouse. 

 

AGENDA:

  • Cancel 2 Dodge Truck Orders
  • Purchase GMC Dump Truck under State Price Contract
  • Adjourn

 

 

Gov. Beshear to Hold Memorial Sunday to Remember 10,000 Kentuckians Lost to COVID-19

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said he will hold a memorial to remember more than 10,000 Kentuckians lost to COVID-19 on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. EST on the State Capitol grounds.

 

The Governor invited all Kentuckians to watch the memorial live on his Facebook and YouTube pages.

 

“Today, we surpassed another grim milestone in our fight against COVID-19 – 10,019 Kentuckians lost,” said Gov. Beshear. “My faith teaches me that these are children of God, irreplaceable to their families and their communities. That each time we lose someone – especially this many people – it tears at the fabric of who we are. COVID-19 has been the No. 3 cause of death in Kentucky last year and this year, so far. It’s important that we grieve together, and that we recognize those who have been lost and the families who are struggling with that loss.”

 

During the memorial, the Governor will officially announce the artist commissioned to create a monument to honor those lost and the sacrifices Kentuckians made during this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. The Team Kentucky COVID-19 Memorial will be constructed in the Monument Park on the State Capitol grounds; its artist was selected by an advisory panel formed of first responders, health care heroes and family members of those lost.

 

COVID-19 Case Information, Vaccinations Update
Number of people who have received at least one vaccine dose in Kentucky: 2,576,911

Nov. 6, Cases: 1,158
Nov. 6, Deaths: 35
Nov. 7, Cases: 585
Nov. 7, Deaths: 19

New Cases Today: 642
New Deaths: 26
Today’s Positivity Rate: 5.44%
Current Hospitalizations: 687
Current Intensive Care Admittances: 196
Currently on Ventilators: 121

 

During the week ending Nov. 7, 7,919 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Kentucky and the average test positivity rate was 5.47%.

 

Gov. Beshear Urges Eligible Kentucky Adults to Get COVID-19 Vaccination Booster
Gov. Beshear said as of Monday, 345,887 Kentuckians have received a booster. The Governor said hospitalizations among vaccinated Kentuckians are increasing over time as immunity likely wanes. Boosters help individuals protect themselves and others better as immunity from the initial vaccine dose(s) can decrease.

 

All eligible vaccinated Kentucky adults can now get any of the three COVID-19 vaccination boosters: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Gov. Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear received their COVID-19 vaccination boosters during last week’s Team Kentucky update.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5 to 11
The Governor said now that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially recommended the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, Kentucky parents and caregivers are now able to book an appointment for their children. Gov. Beshear said his 11-year-old daughter received the first dose of the vaccine today.

 

To find an available appointment for this age group, visit vaccines.gov and click on “Find COVID-19 Vaccines.” From there, parents and caregivers can sort by zip code and vaccine options.

 

The Pfizer vaccine has been found to be over 90 percent effective at preventing COVID-19 in this age group.

 

“I’ve waited for this day for a long time. I can’t tell you how relieved I am as parent,” said Gov. Beshear. “As her dad, I’ve worried about her possibly getting exposed at home, or at school – other parents know, when you’re worried about your child, you worry about everything. So this is special. This is a safe vaccine that will give her and can give your kids extra protection.”

 

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Impacts in Kentucky
Gov. Beshear celebrated the recent passage of the bipartisan federal infrastructure bill that includes multibillion-dollar investments in the commonwealth.

 

“Not only are these once-in-a-generation investments, they’re good investments – when we invest in our infrastructure, we unlock potential and we reduce costs in the future. We make ourselves more resilient to the natural disasters we see far too often, and we make it safer when we put our kids in the car,” said Gov. Beshear. “It helps us ultimately to be more competitive worldwide and it helps ensure that we are still the world economic leader.”

 

In addition to American Rescue Plan Act funding, under the bipartisan infrastructure bill, Kentucky will receive:
 

  • More than $4.7 billion over five years to repair roads and bridges and create high-quality, well-paying jobs for Kentucky families;
  • $647 million to improve water infrastructure;
  • $100 million to provide high-speed internet coverage across the state, and 1.4 million Kentuckians (33%) will also be eligible to apply for the “Affordable Connectivity Fund” to expand access to high-speed, affordable internet;
  • $391 million over five years in public transportation funding;
  • $204 million over five years to improve airports;
  • $69 million to expand the state’s electric vehicle charging network;
  • $19 million to protect against wildfires;
  • $18 million to protect against cyberattacks; and
  • Benefits from a $3.5 billion national investment in weatherization, which will reduce energy costs for families and small businesses nationwide.

 

2021 HUNTING SAFETY

 

By: Mike Keltner - Adair Co. Emergency Mgt. Director

 

Adair County responders have been requested at two serious hunting accidents (an arrow injury and a gunshot wound) in the past few weeks. Many accidents can be easily avoided! I hope by reviewing the included tree stand fall infographic produced by the National Deer Association and the hunting checklist provided by Project Child Safe, an error may be avoided. Be safe! 

 


 

 

 

AREA ARREST 11-11-21

Carol White, age 49, of Burkesville, was arrested just after 12 noon Wednesday by Deputy Daniels of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. White was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Meth), Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree- Drug Unspecified, Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possession and Failure to or Improper Signal. White was lodged into the Adair County Regional Jail.

T.J. REGIONAL HEALTH BARIATRIC SEMINAR NOV. 15TH

 
T.J. Regional Health will be offering a bariatric seminar for people who have been thinking about bariatric surgery. The seminar will take place at T.J. Health Columbia Primary Care located at 810 Jamestown Street, Columbia. People seeking more information regarding bariatric surgery are encouraged to attend our information seminars to learn more about our program so you can move forward with confidence. During our seminars, you will hear directly from our surgeon and care team about everything it takes to achieve weight loss surgery success. Lifestyle changes, how the procedures work and how you may feel after surgery will be discussed. The next meeting will be held on Monday, November 15th starting at 5:00pmCT. For more information, please contact Megan Asberry at 270-659-5945.
 
 

Russell County High School Senior Information

 

Seniors will be bringing home the graduation ordering information packets they have received from today’s meeting (extra packets in the front office). 

 

Campus Order DeadlineTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2021 from 10AM-2PM in the lobby at RCHS.   

We ask that all seniors have their orders placed ONLINE PRIOR to this ON-CAMPUS DATE. If you don't have your order placed online by this date, you are welcome place your order in person.

 

Click here to order online:  https://highschool.herffjones.com/secom/home        

 

Click here for the senior grad item catalog:  Senior 2022 Graduation Catalog     

 

If you order online…Several of the "Early Delivery" items that are ordered such as 2022 souvenir tassels, t-shirts, hoodies, etc will be delivered at school on the date listed above

 

"Avoid the Lines" -  We ask that all seniors place their order online prior to this campus order date. We will then have all of your Early Delivery items packed and ready for you to pick up on that day.

 

All other senior items ordered including the cap/gown and graduation announcements will be delivered in April 2022.  

 

For ease of ordering and payment, the Herff Jones Company is offering a deposit system for the larger graduation orders. The final balance will not need to be paid in full until March 1, 2022.  

 

Deposit System:

Order total:   $0 - $100 = Full Payment

                       $100 - $300 = $100 Deposit

                       $300+ = $150 Deposit

 

Here is how to order:

Online at:  highschool.herffjones.com   

At School:  During your Campus Order Date

Mail your order form to:  Herff Jones Company

                                          1848 Cargo Court

                                          Louisville, KY 40299

 

 

Rick Etienne

Herff Jones Company

1848 Cargo Court

Louisville, KY 40299

(502) 240-0505

 

AREA ARRESTS 11-10-21

 

Lawrence Conner, 74, of Jamestown was arrested by Deputy Bradshaw with the Russell County Sheriff’s Office just before 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Conner was charged with Terroristic Threatening, 3rd Degree. He was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

Ronald Bunch, 47, of Columbia, was arrest by Deputy Hitch with the Adair County Sheriff’s Office just after 6 last evening. Bunch was charged with Public Intoxication Controlled Substance (excludes alcohol) and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Meth). He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

MONDAY COVID UPDATE: 84 New Cases and 4 New Deaths in Lake Cumb. District

 

Of today’s 84 reported cases, 74 (88%) were unvaccinated and 24 of today’s cases (29%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 5.44%.

 

Deaths: We are sad to report 4 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 681 deaths resulting in a 1.66% mortality rate (about 1 in 60) among known cases. This compares with a 1.33% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.62% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 62 cases in the hospital. This is 1 less than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,740 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.24% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 24) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.22%. The latest data shows that 56.6% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 22.97% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 41,085 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 19.67% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 1.39% are reinfections, and 5.26% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases).

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 135 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 4; Casey: 4; Clinton: 13; Cumberland: 10; Green: 5; McCreary: 15; Pulaski: 34; Russell: 14; Taylor: 27; and, Wayne: 9. In all, we have released 97.7% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 55 more than the new cases we added since our last report. This leaves us with 283 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,714.

 

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Family, Businesses, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 0% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 84 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 7; Casey: 2; Clinton: 9; Cumberland: 4; Green: 11; McCreary: 6; Pulaski: 13; Russell: 3; Taylor: 22; and, Wayne: 7. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00142. This means our total case count is projected to double every 489.13 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.

 

The 4 deaths reported today (Monday, Nov. 8th) included two Pulaski County residents (both unvaccinated) and two McCreary County residents (both unvaccinated).

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 27,016 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.74% were unvaccinated.

 

State and local vaccination rates can be found at the following link:  https://dashboard.chfs.ky.gov/views/KYPublicFacingDashboard_16191000580170/KentuckyCOVID-19Vaccination?:iid=1&:isGuestRedirectFromVizportal=y&:embed=y

 

For more statewide information click: statewide information.

 

Russell Springs City Council Meeting changed this month

 

In Observance of Veteran's Day, the regularly scheduled Russell Springs City Council Meeting set for Thursday, November 11th has been canceled. There will be a Special Called Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 6:00pmCT.

 

Phones and Internet back Operational at Adair County Judges Office

 

From Judge Gale Cowan:

 

Update: Phones and Internet are again operational at the County Judges Office.  

 

Adair County Judges Office phones and internet are out. If you need immediate assistance please call 270-250-3271.

AREA ARREST 11-9-21

 

Andrew Weiss, 23, of Burkesville, KY was taken into custody on Tuesday morning by Deputy Daniels with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Weiss was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (more than 2 grams of Meth), Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified), Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possession, Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License and Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container 1st Offense. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

Russell County Sheriffs Office Activity Report

 

Russell County Sheriff's Department Monthly Activity Report for October, 2021....
 

  • 911 Calls for Service - 793
  • Mental Health Transports - 16 
  • Court Papers Recieved - 53
  • Court Security Transport Mile - 1644
  • Criminal Summons - 12
  • Vehicle Inspections - 38
  • October Tax Collection - $7,312,388.07

 

Latest Filings for Local Offices

 

WAVE NEWS will continue to update listeners on the latest filings for local offices as they're sent in by the County Clerks. 

 

 

In Adair County...

  • Incumbent Josh Brockman - Sheriff 
  • Daryll Flatt - Magistrate District 2 

 

In Russell County...

  • Incumbent Paula Glover Mann - Constable District 2 
  • Kimberly Fenske - County Clerk 
  • Incumbent Tim Popplewell - PVA
  • Incumbent Kenny Luttrell - Constable District 3 

 

 

Russell County Fiscal Court Meeting Recap

 

Russell County Judge Executive Gary Robertson spoke with WAVE NEWS following Monday nights Fiscal Court meeting... 
 

 

SEN. RAND PAUL AT COLUMBIA BUSINESS NOV. 10TH

 

Please join Senator Rand Paul in Columbia, KY for a Special Recognition of Day & Day Feed Mill on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Day & Day, 1011 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY. 

 

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccinations available for ages 5-11 at T.J. Regional Health

 

T.J. Regional Health is now offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 through 11 at the T.J. Health Pavilion in Glasgow.

 

The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that all eligible children ages 5 and older get immunized against COVID-19 as soon as they can. At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is the only option currently authorized for children. It was found to give kids strong protection against COVID-19, including against the Delta variant.

 

Dr. Beth Brooks, a Pediatric Provider with T.J. Regional Health explained that, “The internet can be extremely helpful, but it also has a lot of misinformation regarding the vaccine for children. For reliable, evidence-based information, it’s best to consult with your child’s doctor.”

 

Appointments can be made by going online at TJRegionalHealth.org/vaccine.

 

Columbia Boil Water Advisory 11-8-21

 

Date Issued: 11/8/2021

Time Issued: 3:00 P.M.

 


A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers for Bomar Heights, Tutt Street and all side roads north of Tutt Street. The advisory has been issued due to main line leak. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes before using. This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.

 

Russell Springs Woman Arrested Over the Weekend on Drug Charges

 

According to Russell Springs Police Chief Tim Pierce, Officer Debra Necessary received a complaint in regards to a possible impaired driver at a gas station on US 127. When Officer Necessary made contact with the driver, they were unable to produce insurance and after checking through Dispatch, it showed that the driver had an active warrant. When the driver was asked to get out of the vehicle, they refused. While resisting, the driver was trying to throw down a bag of suspected methamphetamine. The driver had several bags of suspected methamphetamine, baggies, digital scales and a glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine inside.

 

Mistie L. Collins, 43, of Russell Springs, was taken into custody and charged with the following: Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Offense, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure of Owner To Maintain Required Ins/Sec, 1st Offense and Resisting Arrest.

 

Collins was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center by Russell Springs Police Officer Debra Necessary.

 

KSP Arrest Clinton County Man On 152 Counts Of Child Pornography

 

Albany, KY (November 8, 2021) - On Friday, November 5th, 2021 following an investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 15, Christopher Thrasher, 39, of Albany, KY was indicted on 152 counts of Possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by minor Under the age of 12. Thrasher was located and arrested at his residence in Albany, KY. on Friday by the investigating officer, KSP Trooper Jason Warriner. Thrasher was lodged in the Clinton County Detention Center. 

 

RUSSELL CO. TOWN HALL MEETING WITH SEN. MAX WISE DEC. 9TH

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 8, 2021): Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) will be in Russell County for a town hall meeting next month.

 

The town hall will focus on issues relating to the upcoming 2022 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Over the past several months, Senator Wise and fellow lawmakers have dedicated time to speak with stakeholders and experts on Kentucky’s most pressing issues and determine legislative priorities to address them. Interim committee meetings have focused on the direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and critical issues surrounding education, the state budget, health care, the economy, child welfare, and many others. 

 

“I am excited to be in Jamestown for this year’s Russell County town hall event. Speaking directly to citizens of the 16th Senate District is something I always enjoy doing and benefit from as an elected official,” Senator Max Wise said. “The past two years have brought many challenges, and I am eager to be with local leaders and constituents to discuss them. Between the pandemic and our constitutional requirement to pass a 2-year state budget and potentially complete decennial redistricting, we have a busy 60-day session ahead of us. I am grateful for the efforts of Rhonda Redmon and the Russell County Chamber of Commerce to make this event possible. I look forward to seeing everyone in person.”

 

The town hall is scheduled for Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 12 noon Central Time at the Russell County Public Library, 535 North Main Street, Jamestown, KY 42629.

 

Per the Constitution of Kentucky, the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly will convene on Tuesday, January 4.


For more information on Senator Max Wise or to contact his office, please visit legislature.ky.gov.

 

WEEKEND AUCTION BY THE RUSSELL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

The Lake Cumberland Fraternal Order of Police Auction this weekend was a huge success with a lot of money raised…

 

According to Sheriff Derek Polston, over $25,000 dollars was raised over the weekend by the auction held on Facebook. The money will be used for the Shop with a Cop and their Christmas at FairOaks Nursing Home event. Sheriff Polston wanted to thank everyone who donated and bid and bought at the auction and made it a success!

83 New Covid-19 Cases and 2 New Deaths in Lake Cumberland District - NOV. 5TH

 

Of today’s 83 reported cases, 65 (78%) were unvaccinated and 28 of today’s cases (34%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 5.19%.

 

Deaths: We are sad to report 2 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 677 deaths resulting in a 1.65% mortality rate (about 1 in 61) among known cases. This compares with a 1.32% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.62% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 63 cases in the hospital. This is equal to what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,736 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.23% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 24) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.22%. The latest data shows that 86.79% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 27.63% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 41,001 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 19.63% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 1.38% are reinfections, and 5.27% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases).

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 51 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 6; Casey: 1; Clinton: 4; Cumberland: 3; Green: 3; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 14; Russell: 9; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 5. In all, we have released 97.5% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 30 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 338 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,714.

 

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Family, Businesses, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 0% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 83 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 7; Clinton: 13; Cumberland: 5; Green: 4; McCreary: 8; Pulaski: 16; Russell: 13; Taylor: 13; and, Wayne: 4. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00137. This means our total case count is projected to double every 506.81 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.

 

The deaths reported today included 2 Wayne County residents (both unvaccinated).

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 26,932 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.73% were unvaccinated.

 

State and local vaccination rates can be found at the following link:  https://dashboard.chfs.ky.gov/views/KYPublicFacingDashboard_16191000580170/KentuckyCOVID-19Vaccination?:iid=1&:isGuestRedirectFromVizportal=y&:embed=y

 

For more statewide information click: statewide information.

 

LWC Football dominant in 77-14 win over Campbellsville to retain Highway 55 Trophy

 

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Top-ranked Lindsey Wilson football captured a pair of cherished trophies today with a 77-14 win over visiting Campbellsville (Ky.) at Parnell Family Stadium.

 

The Blue Raiders (9-0, 6-0 in the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division) retained the Highway 55 Traveling Trophy -- the sixth straight win in the series with the Tigers (1-7, 1-5). Lindsey Wilson improves to 8-4 all-time against Campbellsville.

 

Lindsey Wilson also captured sole possession of the MSC Bluegrass Division and a berth into the NAIA's Football Championship Series which begins in two weeks. The divisional title is the third straight for the Blue Raiders and fourth in five seasons.

 

Lindsey Wilson accumulated a season-high 635 yards of total offense -- just 26 yards off the program record. The Blue Raiders finished with a balanced attack in their final regular-season home game of the season, running for a season-high 395 yards while completing 12-of-14 passes for 240 passing yards.

 

Jaylen Boyd and Griffin Swinea each amassed 100-yard rushing days. Boyd finished with 108 yards on 10 carries -- his program-leading 12th 100-yard game -- while Swinea notched the century mark for the first time in his career with 104 yards on 12 carries.

 

Eleven different players registered at least one carry en route to a 7.6 7.6 yards per carry average to go along with seven rushing touchdowns.

 

Boyd and Jbias Dawson each ran for two scores while Swinea, Kobe Belcher, and D'Mauriae VanCleave each had one.

 

Cameron Dukes led an efficient passing attack, completing nine of 10 passes -- in less than two quarters of play -- for 192 yards and three touchdowns. He was one of five quarterbacks to take a snap during the game. Ethan Cash added a 3-for-3 day for 48 yards and one touchdown.

 

While the offense produced its most prolific numbers of the season -- including a season-high 77 points -- the defense continued its string of games with multiple takeaways.

 

The Blue Raiders forced three turnovers -- interceptions by Bryson Fields and Cordarien Trice to go along with a fumble recovery -- to elevate its takeaway total to 24 for the season. It marks the fifth time in nine games this season Lindsey Wilson has for at least three turnovers and the eighth time with at least two takeaways.

 

The Lindsey Wilson defense disrupted the Campbellsville offense for much of the game, recording double-digit tackles-for-a-loss (10) while logging five sacks. Brandon Fields led the Blue Raiders with six tackles, three tackles-for-a-loss, two sacks, and a forced fumble. Thirty-one players recorded at least one tackle in the win.

 

The Blue Raiders jumped out to a 15-0 lead on rushing touchdowns by VanCleave and Boyd.

Following a Campbellsville score, the Blue Raiders scored 42 unanswered first-half points to take a 57-7 lead into the locker room.

 

Darius Clark, Joshua Lewis -- who finished with team-highs with five catches for 92 yards -- Noel Patterson, and Tanner Wade all caught a touchdown in the first half while Boyd and Belcher each added rushing scores to aid in the largest halftime lead of the season for Lindsey Wilson.

 

After scoring a touchdown on all six of its first-half possessions, Lindsey Wilson did not let up in the second half. The Blue Raiders finished the game scoring on 11 of 12 possessions. The lone non-score came inside the red zone on kneel-downs to end the game.

 

Dawson found the endzone twice in the second half while Swinea scored once to increase the lead to 77-7 early in the fourth quarter.

 

After the break, Lindsey Wilson almost went exclusively to the ground game -- running the ball on 32 of its 35 offensive plays in the half. The Blue Raiders finished the half eating up nearly 22 of the 30 second-half minutes. For a second straight week, Lindsey Wilson set a season-high for first downs. After 35 last week, the Blue Raiders moved the chains 37 times today.

 

The Highway 55 win coincidentally marks the 55th program victory at home while extending the overall winning streak to a program-record 20 games -- all since February 2021.

 

Lindsey Wilson returns to action at 12:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, November 13, as the Blue Raiders travel to Cumberlands (Ky.) for the regular-season finale in Williamsburg, Ky.

 

Russell County Man Arrested on Meth Charges following Overnight Traffic Stop


Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston reports the arrest of 37-year-old Derick Robinson of Russell Springs on 11/6/2021 after Deputy Dustin Bunch made a traffic stop on North Hwy 127 in the Womack Road area of Russell County at 12:08amCT. He was charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 2nd or greater offense (Methamphetamine) and Possession of  Drug Paraphernalia. Approx 17 grams of Methamphetamine were confiscated.

 
If anyone suspects drug activity in their neighborhood, please contact the Russell County Sheriffs Office Drug/Wanted Persons tip-line at 270-343-8116. All callers will remain anonymous. 
 

LWC Football To Celebrate Senior Day This Weekend

 

COLUMBIA, Ky. – The No. 1-ranked Lindsey Wilson football team will celebrate senior day this Saturday as they welcome in rival Campbellsville (Ky.) in the Battle of Highway 55. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. CT at Parnell Family Stadium.

 

Before the game, Lindsey Wilson coaches and family members will honor 12 seniors in Jaylen Boyd, Jordan Boyd, Darius Clark, Eddie Davis, Cameron Dukes, Joe Gressette, Michael Leslie, Daniel Coxhead Mantell, Shea Martin, Dawson Oliver, Dimitrius Patterson, and Cameron Thurman.

 

The Blue Raiders (8-0, 5-0 MSC) enter the game after defeating No. 22-ranked Bethel (Tenn.) 41-30 away from home. On a career record-making day, Dukes recorded his 100th career passing touchdown in the game while Boyd recorded his 34th career rushing touchdown, a new program record.

 

As a team this season, the Blue Raiders are averaging 41.3 points per game, the 12th best average in the country, while also producing 420 yards of offense per game. The offense has gone 63-130 on third down, producing the 2nd best third-down conversion rate in the NAIA.

 

Defensively, the Blue Raiders rank 3rd in the nation in defensive interceptions with 17 and 4th in interception return yards with 297 on the season.

 

As for the Tigers (1-6, 1-4 MSC), they enter the match on a three-game losing streak and lost 42-3 to No. 8-ranked Georgetown (Ky.) at home on October 30th in their last outing.

 

Campbellsville is led offensively by Josh Meglis with 869 passing yards and seven touchdowns on the season. Running back D’Anta Sipp leads the team with 772 rushing yards and three touchdowns, while Luke Sheperson has been the primary target on the receiving end with a team-high 26 receptions for 301 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

 

On defense for the Tigers, Jacoby Miguel leads the team with 47 total tackles while Kale Hagan has a team-high 2.5 sacks this season. Anton Fant leads the Tigers with three interceptions.

 

As a team, the Tigers are averaging 20.9 points per game and 326 yards of offense per game.

 

This will be the 12th all-time meeting between these programs with Lindsey Wilson winning the last meeting 49-21 on April 1st. The Blue Raiders lead the all-time series 7-4 and will clinch the Bluegrass Division title with a victory.

 

Live video and stats will be available for the game. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30pmCT at Parnell Family Stadium.

 

TIME CHANGES THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 7TH

 
It's that time of year again! On Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 2:00 a.m., Daylight Saving Time will end and the clocks will fall back one hour. This makes for darker days, but we'll gain an extra hour of sleep. It's also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.
 
Americans, except for those in Arizona, Hawaii, and a few territories, participate in the practice, which is meant to reduce electricity usage by extending daylight hours.
 
Despite being practiced by many, lawmakers in several states are increasingly trying to avoid the time change, claiming it is unnecessary.
 
 
Daylight Saving Time occurs twice a year where we change our clocks forward an hour in the spring and back an hour in the fall.
 
FAST FACTS ABOUT THE TWICE-YEARLY CHANGE:
  • Sunday, November 7, 2021 - Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am. Set clocks back one hour.
  • Sunday, March 13, 2022 - Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 am. Set clocks ahead one hour.
  • It is "Daylight Saving Time" (singular), not "Daylight Savings Time" (plural).
  • Beginning in 2007, Daylight Saving Time starts in the United States on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
  • Timeline: 1784 - The idea of daylight saving is first conceived by Benjamin Franklin.
  • 1914-1918 - Britain goes on DLS during World War I.
  • March 19, 1918 - The Standard Time Act establishes time zones and daylight saving. Daylight saving is repealed in 1919, but continues to be recognized in certain areas of the United States.
  • 1945-1966 - There is no federal law regarding Daylight Saving Time.
  • 1966 - The Uniform Time Act of 196 establishes the system of uniform Daylight Saving Time throughout the United States. The dates are the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. States can exempt themselves from participation.
  • 1974-1975 - Congress extends DLS in order to save energy during the energy crisis.
  • 1986-2006 - Daylight Saving Time begins on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October.
  • August 8, 2005 - President George W. Bush signs the Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law. Part of the act will extend Daylight Saving Time starting in 2007, from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.
  • 2007 - Under the new laws, all of Indiana now observes Daylight Saving Time, where only certain areas of the state did before.
  • Exceptions in the United States: In the United States, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not follow DLS.
  • The US territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and American Samoa also do not observe DLS.
  • What countries follow Daylight Saving Time? About 70 countries around the world observe DLS.
  • Many countries near the equator do not adjust their clocks for daylight saving.
  • Neither China nor Japan observe DLS.
  • Some countries refer to "Daylight Saving Time" as "Summer Time."

 

KSP Post 15 Investigates Fatal Collision In Monroe County

 

Tompkinsville, KY (November 5, 2021) - Kentucky State Police Post 15 is investigating a 2-vehicle fatal collision that occurred on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at approximately 2:56pmCT, 2 miles south of Tompkinsville on Hwy 163.

 

Preliminary investigations indicate that 45 -year-old Danny Grooms of Gainesboro TN was operating a 2000 Honda motorcycle northbound on Hwy 163, when a 2007 Subaru turning onto Hwy 163 pulled into his path. The motorcycle struck the Subaru in the left side and the driver was ejected. The Subaru was operated by 46-year-old Kaye McKinney of Glasgow, KY. Mr. Grooms was wearing a helmet but succumbed to injuries he sustained as a result of the collision. Grooms was pronounced deceased by the Monroe County Coroner.

 

This collision remains under investigation by Trooper Mathew Brumley. He was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel and Monroe County EMS.

 

AREA ARREST 11-5-21


Trooper Brumley with the Kentucky State Police arrested Nicole Hicks, 37, of Columbia just after 1 a.m. Friday morning. Hicks was charged with Driving on a DUI Suspended License – 1st Offense, Operating Motor Vehicle Under Influence Alcohol/Substance 2nd (aggravated circumstances), Possession of Open Alcohol Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle, Theft of Identity of Another Without Consent, Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess, and Promoting Contraband 1st degree. She was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.    
 

3 More Candidates File for Office in Russell County

 

Three additional candidates have filed for office in Russell County:
 

  1. Jeff Aaron - Constable District 1
  2. Robert Coppage - Magistrate District 4
  3. Kenny Luttrell (incumbent) - Constable District 3 


 

KSP Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting in Marion County

 

Lebanon, Ky. (November 4, 2021) –The Kentucky State Police (KSP) has been requested by Marion County dispatch to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 1:29 pm EST on Thursday, November 4, 2021 in Marion County. 


At the request of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, KSP’s Critical Incident Response Team arrived on scene and the investigation into the incident remains ongoing. 

A male suspect was transported by Air Evac to UK Healthcare Hospital in Lexington, and remains in critical condition. A Marion County Deputy was transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, and is in stable condition. 

KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the commonwealth as requested by local law enforcement agencies. KSP is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. To protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it is KSP standard operating procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered.

 

Timelines to complete investigations vary based on the complexity of the case.
 

LCDHD COVID-19 UPDATE: 103 NEW CASES; NO NEW DEATHS

 

Of today’s 103 reported cases, 89 (86%) were unvaccinated and 24 of today’s cases (23%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 5.05%.

 

Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 674 deaths resulting in a 1.65% mortality rate (about 1 in 61) among known cases. This compares with a 1.32% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.62% mortality rate at the national level.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 63 cases in the hospital. This is 3 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,732 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.24% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 24) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.22%. The latest data shows that 75.93% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 31.58% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 40,852 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 19.56% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 1.37% are reinfections, and 5.3% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases).

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 83 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 16; Casey: 1; Clinton: 12; Cumberland: 3; Green: 5; McCreary: 8; Pulaski: 12; Russell: 6; Taylor: 13; and, Wayne: 7. In all, we have released 97.6% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 20 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 311 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,714.


Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Family, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 0% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 103 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 17; Casey: 1; Clinton: 10; Cumberland: 6; Green: 9; McCreary: 8; Pulaski: 20; Russell: 5; Taylor: 24; and, Wayne: 3. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.0015. This means our total case count is projected to double every 463.38 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 26,783 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.70% were unvaccinated.

 

Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average (last updated 10/27/2021).

 

State – 62.00%
Taylor – 54.43%
Pulaski – 51.32%
Russell – 47.77%
Green – 43.11%
McCreary – 42.75%
Wayne – 42.79%
Cumberland – 42.08%
Clinton – 40.89%
Adair – 39.31%
Casey – 36.78%

 

For more statewide information click: statewide information.

 

LWC Mosaic Campus Ministry Collecting Food for J.O.Y. Ministries, Thanksgiving Meals

 
COLUMBIA, KY - In preparation for the approaching Thanksgiving holiday, Lindsey Wilson College Mosaic Campus Ministries is partnering with area churches for a food drive. 
 
From now until November 22, non-perishable foods can be dropped off to Instructor of Religion and LWC Chaplain Ben Martin in the basement of the John B. Begley Chapel, 302 Lindsey Wilson Street. This is the second year LWC has helped to collect Thanksgiving-related food for area families. 
 
“Mosaic Campus Ministry collected over 150 pounds of food during last year’s November food drive,” said Martin. “LWC’s campus and community always respond to the call anytime they are asked for assistance. We hope our contributions will reach even more families this year.” 
 
J.O.Y. Ministries will use the items collected to provide Thanksgiving food boxes to food-insecure individuals and families in the Columbia/Adair County Community. 
 
The following items are in greatest need: stuffing mix/Stove Top, yams, potatoes, corn, green beans, mac and cheese, boxed desserts, soups, vegetables, rice, tuna, and canned pastas.
 
For more information about the J.O.Y. Ministries Thanksgiving food drive, please contact Ben Martin at martinb@lindsey.edu or call 270-849-5918.
 

KSP Post 15 to Conduct Safety Traffic Checkpoints


Columbia, KY (November 4, 2021)  Kentucky State Police Post 15 will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton, and Cumberland counties. These checkpoints will be conducted as part of Post 15’s highway safety efforts. Troopers will be checking for violations of Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws relating to motor vehicle equipment safety, licensing of drivers, motor vehicle registration, and operation of motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants.

 

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision In Casey County


Liberty, KY (November 4, 2021) - Kentucky State Police Post 15 is investigating a 2-vehicle fatal collision that occurred on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 at approximately 7:24pmET, 8 miles north of Liberty on U.S. 127.
 

Preliminary investigations indicate that a juvenile was operating a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle south bound on U.S. 127 when a 2020 Dodge pickup, turning off of KY 906, attempted to turn north bound on U.S. 127 and crossed in his path. The motorcycle struck the pickup in the left side and the driver was ejected. The Dodge pickup was operated by 28 year old David Bugg of Danville. KY. Bugg had one passenger, 28 year old Austin May of Perryville, KY.
 

The juvenile was wearing a helmet and was transported to Ephraim McDowell hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Bugg and his passenger were both wearing seatbelts and were not injured.
 

This collision remains under investigation by Trooper Weston Sullivan. He was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel, Casey County EMS and the Casey County Sheriff’s Office.

 

ADAIR COUNTY CANDIDATES FILING FOR OFFICE...

 

Incumbent Adair County Attorney: Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin

Incumbent Adair County Judge Executive: Gale Cowan

Incumbent Adair County Constable District 6: Jason Rector

Incumbent Adair County Clerk: Lisa Greer

Incumbent Adair County Property Valuation Administrator: (PVA) Landon Edwards

Adair County Jailer: Jeremy Wethington

RUSSELL COUNTY CANIDIDATES FILING FOR OFFICE....

 

The opportunity to file for local offices started Wednesday, November 3, 2021 and several people did so in Russell County…

 

County Judge:

Clarissa Moochie Hart

Clete McAninch

 

County Clerk:
Sherita Medaris

Patti Glover

Ammy Riggins Melson

 

Jailer: 
Bobby Dunbar

 

Coroner:
Mark Coots

 

County Attorney:
Kevin Shearer

 

Sherriff:

Derek K. Polston

Nicholas R. Bertram

 

Magistrate #1

Terry Waddle

 

Magistrate #2

Mickey Garner

 

Magistrate #3

Zach Wilson

 

Magistrate #4

Steve Richardson

 

Constable #4

Greg Hammond

 

Constable #5

Richard A Wooldridge

 

All County and City Offices will be up for election in 2022. Wave NEWS will pass along to our listeners who has filed as they’re made available by the County Clerks in Adair and Russell County.

 

71 New Covid-19 Cases; No New Deaths in Lake Cumberland District

 

Of today’s 71 reported cases, 63 (89%) were unvaccinated and 21 of today’s cases (30%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 5.05%.

 

Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 674 deaths resulting in a 1.65% mortality rate (about 1 in 61) among known cases. This compares with a 1.32% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.62% mortality rate at the national level.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 60 cases in the hospital. This is 3 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,728 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.24% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 24) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.22%. The latest data shows that 75.47% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 28.95% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 40,749 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 19.51% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 1.37% are reinfections, and 5.32% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases).

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 47 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 4; Casey: 1; Clinton: 4; Cumberland: 4; Green: 5; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 10; Russell: 4; Taylor: 10; and, Wayne: 3. In all, we have released 97.6% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 23 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 291 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,714.


Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Family, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 0% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 70 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 9; Casey: 3; Clinton: 2; Cumberland: 3; Green: 5; McCreary: 15; Pulaski: 19; Russell: 2; Taylor: 3; and, Wayne: 9. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00151. This means our total case count is projected to double every 460.41 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.

 

One case was removed from the Pulaski County numbers tonight as it had been reported in error.

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 26,680 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.68% were unvaccinated.

 

Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average (last updated 10/27/2021).

 

State – 62.00%
Taylor – 54.43%
Pulaski – 51.32%
Russell – 47.77%
Green – 43.11%
McCreary – 42.75%
Wayne – 42.79%
Cumberland – 42.08%
Clinton – 40.89%
Adair – 39.31%
Casey – 36.78%

 

For more statewide information click: statewide information.

 

Moderna COVID-19 Booster Clinic Friday, Nov. 12th in Columbia

 

T.J. Health Columbia will be offering another Moderna COVID-19 booster clinic on Friday, November 12th, 2021 from 7:30AM to 12PM at the V.F.W. Post located at 500 Greenhills Road in Columbia. Individuals interested in a Moderna booster shot can schedule an appointment by calling the T.J. COVID Hotline at 270.659.1010 or go online at TJRegionalHealth.org/vaccine.

 

 

RUSSELL COUNTY BOIL WATER ADVISORY 11-3-21

 

There is a Russell County boil water advisory on Highway 76, between Scales Foley Road and up to Highway 80. Boil all water used for drinking and cooking for at least 3 minutes.

 

COLUMBIA-ADAIR BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

 

As of 10:22 a.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 the boil water advisory starting at Woody Ave, E Frazier Ave, and E Guardian St. has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia Office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.

 

City of Columbia 2nd Annual Drive-Through Christmas

 

The City of Columbia is planning their 2nd annual drive-through Christmas. Last year’s event held at the Little League Park on Joe Johnson Road was a success for the community.

 

If your organization, church, group, business, or family would like to do a display, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 270-384-6183.

 

The following businesses are tentatively planning on participating at this time:

United Citizens Bank

First and Farmers

A1 Auto Sales

Adair Progress

Cash Express

Cumberland Pipeline

Milltown Methodist Church

Bloomington Chapel Church

Hot Prints


In addition, Bloomington Chapel Church will be doing their live Nativity scene; tentatively scheduled on Friday and Saturday, December 17 and 18.

 

A mailbox for letters to Santa Claus is being planned for the Park. Any child that puts their name and address on the envelope will be responded to.

 

A management class from Lindsey Wilson College will be participating. They will be having treat bags for children; as well as other planned activities. If you would like to donate candy to this group, there will be a tote in the back of city hall to drop off your candy.

 

If you would like to participate with a display or if you would like to sponsor a display, please let the Mayor’s Office know.

 

AREA ARREST 11-3-21

 

Christopher Harmon, 39, of Liberty, KYwas arrested by Trooper Begley with the Kentucky State Police on Tuesday evening. Harmon was charged with Failure to Illuminate Head Lamps, Reckless Driving, Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License, Theft of Identity of Another Without Consent, and Fugitive (warrant not required). Harmon was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

ADAIR COUNTY SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS

 
ADAIR COUNTY SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS
51st District KY State Representative seat left vacated by John Bam Carney who passed away last summer.
 
CUMULATIVE TOTAL SO FAR:
REPUBLICAN: MICHAEL "SARGE" POLLOCK - 1797
DEMOCRAT: EDDIE ROGERS - 379
INDEPENDENT: TIMOTHY SCHAEFER - 70
 
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 2,246
 
Totals are from Absentees and Early Voting, plus the following Adair County voting locations: Adair Annex, Jim Blair Center, Trinity Church, Knifley, Fire Dept. & Breeding Fire Dept.
 

TAYLOR COUNTY 51ST DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS

 

TAYLOR COUNTY SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS
8 of 8 voting precincts in for 51st District Kentucky State Representative.

 

REPUBLICAN: MICHAEL "SARGE" POLLOCK - 3,420

DEMOCRAT:  EDDIE ROGERS - 1,321
INDEPENDENT: TIMOTHY SCHAEFER - 91

 

TOTAL VOTES CAST: 4,835
 

COLUMBIA BOIL WATER ADVISORY 11-2-21

 

Date Issued: 11/2/2021

Time Issued:  8:30 AM

 

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District on Woody Ave, E Frazier Ave, E Guardian St. The advisory has been issued due to a tie in. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bring the water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes before using. The advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.

 

ADAIR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORT FOR OCTOBER

ADAIR CO. SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY REPORT FOR OCTOBER, 2021

 

47           WARRANTS OF ARREST SERVED

 

8              CRIMINAL CASES OPENED

 

9              CALL RESPONSE REPORTS WRITTEN

 

5              DOMESTIC ABUSE CASES WORKED

 

35           ACCIDENTS WORKED

 

11             OUT OF COUNTY TRANSPORTS

 

26           CITATIONS WRITTEN FOR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

 

40           CIVIL PROCESS PAPERS SERVED

 

2              CRIMINAL SUMMONSES SERVED

 

98           SUBPOENAS SERVED

 

146         HOURS OF COURT SECURITY PROVIDED

 

283         VEHICLE INSPECTIONS DONE

 

12             ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

 

12           MOTOR ASSISTS

 

604         911 CALLS

 

13             ALCOHOL/ DRUG RELATED                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

14,313    MILES DRIVEN                                                 

COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

 

Jim Lieb covered Monday evenings Columbia City Council meeting for WAVE NEWS and files this report... 
 

 

JUDGE EXECUTIVE GALE COWAN PROCLAIMS NOVEMBER DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH

November is American Diabetes Month. Judge Executive Gale Cowan recently signed a proclamation for November Diabetes Awareness Month in Adair County.

 

Recent studies shows Adair County with 14% of adults with Type 2 diabetes. Learn more about how to prevent diabetes and how to manage diabetes at the free diabetes education classes offered by the Adair County Health Department. For more information please call 270-384-2286 Ext 1158

TAYLOR COUNTY ARREST

 
Danny Tungate, 56, of Campbellsville, KY was arrested by the Taylor County Sheriffs Office on Monday morning for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO, and Persistent Felony Offender. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

Russell County Native Named Volleyball Coach of the Year; Leads Daviess County to Back-to Back Regional Championships

 

Russell County's Tyla Bailey, head coach of The Daviess County High School Volleyball Team, led her team to back-to-back Region Championships! Coach T. played on the Lady Laker Volleyball team from 2007-2010 before graduating and moving on to play at the collegiate level.  On Thursday night, October 28, 2021 her Daviess County team won the 3rd Region Tournament for the second year in a row, advancing on to the state volleyball tournament Monday night, November 1st. Tyla has also been named the Region 3, 2021 Coach of the Year.

 

 

Senator Max Wise Issues 'No-Shave November' Challenge To Fellow Lawmakers, Others

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 1, 2021): Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) invites members of the Kentucky General Assembly and all who wish to participate to join in his ‘No-Shave November’ challenge.

 

The goal of No-Shave November is to increase cancer awareness and raise funds for nonprofit cancer awareness and prevention organizations. It was made popular in 2009, two years after the death of Matthew Hill, a colorectal cancer patient. Participants put away their razors and clippers for the month and embrace their hair, which many cancer patients lose during cancer treatment.


“Cancer impacts the lives of far too many, directly and indirectly. That includes members of the Kentucky General Assembly, their families and friends, and staff in the legislative branch. I feel a responsibility to do my part to take the fight to cancer,” Senator Max Wise said. “‘No-Shave November’ is an engaging way for us to unite with a common goal and to have some fun while doing it. I issue this challenge to my colleagues in the legislature, but I invite everyone to participate: statewide officeholders, local public and private leaders, and others. Together we can make a positive difference.”

 

Participants are encouraged to contribute to a nonprofit organization of their choice that is working to eradicate the disease once and for all.


For more information on Senator Max Wise or to contact his office, please visit legislature.ky.gov.

 

RUSSELL COUNTY BOIL WATER ADVISORY 11-1-21

 

There is a Russell County Boil Water Advisory in effect for Pinetop Road, Oliver Thomas Road, and a section of 910 from the Casey County line to the Cumberland Parkway. The advisory was issued earlier today (Monday) due to a water main hit on the Casey County side of 910. Boil all water used for drinking and cooking purposes for at least 3 minutes until further notice.

 

 

Gov. Beshear: Sign-Ups Open on State-Based Marketplace for Quality Health Plans

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2021) – Gov. Andy Beshear is reminding Kentuckians that the health coverage annual enrollment period opens today, Nov. 1, providing citizens of the commonwealth the opportunity to sign up for commercial plan coverage that begins in 2022.

 

In addition, Kentuckians have a new place for enrolling: kynect.ky.gov.

 

“Starting today, Kentucky families can go online and shop and save on quality health care coverage,” Gov. Beshear said. “Health care is a basic human right, and the healthier we all are, the better spot we are in to build a better Kentucky and further boost our booming economy.”

 

Enrollments received through Dec. 15, 2021, will qualify for coverage that begins Jan. 1, 2022. For Kentuckians who enroll between Dec. 16, 2021, and Jan. 15, 2022, coverage will start Feb. 1, 2022. Enrollment in a commercial plan will remain open on kynect.ky.gov through Jan. 15, 2022.

 

The commonwealth’s state-based marketplace, kynect, opened Oct. 15 for Kentuckians to browse and compare plans. In just the past few days, hundreds of Kentuckians have visited the portal, allowing them to research plan options and get ready for enrollment. The site also offers information about other benefits and resources, such as child care, elder care, food benefits, help with utilities, transportation, job training and veterans’ benefits.

 

Since Oct. 15, portal visitors have seen plan information from two new health insurers that offer coverage in select counties: Ambetter from WellCare of Kentucky and Passport Health Plan by Molina. Plans also are available from Anthem and CareSource. Portal visitors also can access information about a vision plan from VSP that will be offered in 2022 through kynect.ky.gov.

 

Kentuckians currently enrolled in Medicaid can switch their Managed Care Organization on the portal through Dec. 1. Kentuckians who are eligible for Medicare health or prescription drug benefits can enroll on the medicare.gov site.

 

According to Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander, two questions about the open enrollment period frequently pop up.

 

“We hear from single parents that every dollar counts. Parents ask how to find affordable health insurance,” Friedlander said. “The answer is that Kentucky, like every state, offers free or low-cost health insurance to qualifying children under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, called KCHIP in our commonwealth. You can go to kynect.ky.gov to check to see if your child is eligible. Depending on your income level, you may also qualify for Medicaid. If you’re not eligible for Medicaid or KCHIP, you still might qualify for tax credits.”

 

The other commonly asked question, Friedlander said, is how to choose among several different plans. Keying in your zip code on the kynect.ky.gov portal displays what plans are available and provides details needed to help make a choice.

 

“Make sure your provider and preferred hospital are in-network for cost-savings. Pay attention to distance between you and any specialists you may see. Take a look not just at the monthly premium, if you’ll have one, but also, at any deductibles or out-of-pocket costs,” Friedlander said.

 

Get help choosing a plan

 

Exceptions for enrollment
Special Enrollment Periods are available to consumers looking for commercial coverage who experience a life event, including getting married, having a baby or moving, without having to wait for the open enrollment period. New Medicaid beneficiaries may enroll in Medicaid at any time. Open enrollment is the only chance for beneficiaries already receiving Medicaid to switch plan providers.

 

Kentuckians who are about to turn 65 and qualify for Medicare may enroll outside of Medicare’s annual election period: each year, Oct. 15 – Dec. 7. The initial Medicare enrollment window spans seven months around the beneficiary’s 65th birthday, beginning three months before the month of your 65th birthday, the month of your 65th birthday, and ending three months after it.

 

kynect relaunched
On Oct. 4, the Governor took another major step forward in his commitment to providing quality health care to Kentuckians and announced that kynect, the state-based health insurance exchange, would reopen Nov. 1, 2021, to provide Kentuckians easier access to health coverage and other benefits. The move was approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

RS City Council Special Called Meeting Nov. 2nd

 

RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

NOVEMBER 2, 2021

10:00 A.M.

 

  1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. NEW BUSINESS
  • EXECUTIVE SESSION UNDER KRS 61.810 (1) (b) – DISCUSSION OF THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF PROPERTY
  • RESOLUTION 2021-08: AUTHORIZATION TO PURCHASE PROPERTY AND OBTAIN FINANCING
     

ADJOURNMENT

 

RUSSELL CO. COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION NOV. 4TH

 

Thursday, November 4, 2021 Judge Gary D. Robertson and the Russell County Fiscal Court, in conjunction with the Feeding America program, will be giving out commodities at the First Baptist Church located at 392 E Hwy 80 (across from the Dollar Store) beginning at 12:00 noon until all commodities are given away. This will be DRIVE THRU ONLY! NO ONE WILL BE PERMITTED TO GET OUT OF THEIR CAR.
 

For more information please contact the office of Russell County Judge/Executive Gary D. Robertson at 270-343-2112.

 

KSP Post 15 Promotes Officers into Leadership Roles

 

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman joined Kentucky State Police (KSP) to recognize the promotion of 26 troopers and officers who were promoted since May 1, 2021 including one lieutenant colonel, one major, four captains, four lieutenants and 16 sergeants where commissioned with a mission of creating a better Kentucky through public safety efforts and service to all Kentuckians.

During the ceremony, KSP Commissioner Phillip Burnett, Jr. challenged troopers and officers to strive for excellence. "It's an incredible responsibility. You've earned it, but now you have to keep earning it, each and every day. I have every confidence that you will do just that, never allowing anything to tarnish the accomplishments you have worked so hard to achieve.”

 

Post 15 area promotions include:

  • Sergeant Derek A. Cundiff was promoted to lieutenant and is assigned to the CVE Central Region.
  • Trooper Kenneth W. Brown was promoted to sergeant and is assigned to Post 15 Columbia.


The mission of KSP is to promote public safety through service, integrity and professionalism using partnerships to prevent, reduce and deter crime and the fear of crime, enhance highway safety through education and enforcement, safeguard property and protect individual rights.

 

Sgt. Kenny Brown and Lt. Derick Cundiff

 

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