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The Adair County Fire Department responded to an outbuilding/kennel fire at 5:38 am on Saturday, Dec 16th. Upon arrival, the structure was engulfed in flames. Property owners are Rodney and Jessica Walley.  The building was a total loss and 8 puppies also perished in the fire.  There were 17 firemen on the scene for an hour and a half.

 

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Edmonton, KY (December 15, 2017) Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle injury collision on Tompkinsville Road near the intersection of Cedar Flat Curtis Road on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at approximately 2:05 p.m.

 

Preliminary investigations indicate that 35 year-old Bobby Acree of Summer Shade, KY was operating a 2004 Hyundai traveling north on Tompkinsville Road when he drifted into the path of a 1988 Kenworth being driven by 31 year-old Terry Meredith of Columbia, KY.  Meredith’s truck and trailer overturned closing Tompkinsville Road for several hours. 

 

Meredith was wearing his seat belt at the time of collision and was not injured.  Acree and a passenger 24 year-old Mariah Tweedy of Summer Shade were not wearing their seat belts.  Acree was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

 

Tweedy was arrested by the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st, Drug Unspecified and lodged in the Barren County Jail.  Drugs are suspected to be a factor in the collision.

 

Officer First Class Casey Tooley is investigating and was assisted at the scene by Metcalfe County Sherriff’s’ Office and Fire Department, Summer Shade Fire Department, Metcalfe County EMS, Kentucky Highway Department and Bluegrass Cleanup.

 

 

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INDICTMENTS
Robert Douglas Young, 33 of Magnolia:  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Travis L. Luttrell, 34 of Liberty:  Burglary-2nd Degree; Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500); & two counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument-2nd Degree.
Jeffrey B. Johnson, 28 of Bradfordsville:  Bail Jumping-1st Degree; & Being a Persistent Felony Offender-1st Degree.
Emma M. Bailey, 29 of Liberty:  Bail Jumping-1st Degree; & Being a Persistent Felony Offender-2nd Degree.
We remind our listeners, an indictment is only a legal accusation, not an indicator of guilt.
 

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The Adair County school board meeting date has been changed to Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be considered a Special Called School Board Meeting due to date change.


 

AGENDA

                                                                           

**Meeting called to order**

 

***Dr. Stephens and Adair County Board Members will open the meeting with the

     Pledge of Allegiance***

 

**Recognition of new Handicapped Accessible Bus partially funded by WHAS

    Crusade for Children and recognition of Local Fire Departments**

                                         

  1.   APPROVAL OF AGENDA

  2.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA  
 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

  3.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  4.   APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT

  5.   APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF BILLS     

  6.   APPROVAL OF THREE BG-4 FORMS FOR ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

        VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTER ON HVAC

  7.   APPROVAL OF BG-4 FORM AND BG-5 FORM FOR DEMO OF OLD BUS GARAGE

        FUEL TANK

  8.   APPROVAL OF BG-4 FORM AND BG-5 FORM FOR ADAIR COUNTY PRIMARY

        CENTER PARKING LOT

  9.   APPROVAL OF BG-5 FORM FOR ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL VIRTUAL

        LEARNING CENTER

10.   APPROVAL OF PAY APPLICATION #1618-3 TO ALT32 FOR ADAIR COUNTY

        PRIMARY CENTER PARKING LOT

11.   APPROVAL OF PAY APPLICATION #5 TO BRI-DEN FOR ADAIR COUNTY HIGH

        SCHOOL ROOF

12.   APPROVAL OF 2018-2019 CALENDAR COMMITTEE

13.   APPROVAL TO DECLARE TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AS SURPLUS PROPERTY

14.   APPROVAL TO WAIVE FEES FOR USE OF ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

        CAFETERIA BY THE COLUMBIA - ADAIR COUNTY TOURISM COMMISSION

15.   APPROVAL OF ADMISSION RELEASE COMMITTEE (ARC) CHAIRPERSON AT

        ADAIR COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

16.   APPROVAL OF 2017-2018 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) WITH

        THE OFFICE OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COMMUNITY WORK

        TRANSITION PROGRAM

17.   APPROVAL OF SHORTENED SCHOOL DAY FOR STUDENTS

18.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION

 _________________________________________________________

 

REGULAR AGENDA

 

19.   SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

20.   PUBLIC COMMENTS

21.   APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Renae Smith     

22.   APPROVAL TO SELL FM SYSTEM FROM PHONAK TO RUSSELL COUNTY

        BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR A HEARING-IMPAIRED STUDENT – Anita Goode

23.   APPROVAL OF APPLICATION FOR AN ALTERNATIVE MODEL FOR SCHOOL-

        BASED DECISION MAKING AT ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOR 2017-2018

        SCHOOL YEAR – Troy Young

24.   ADJOURNMENT

 

 

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Liberty, Ky. (December 15, 2017) – Tpr. Zachary Scott is investigating a collision that occurred on Friday, December 15, 2017 at approximately 12:50 AM EST on KY 837 in Casey County.  31-year-old Christopher C. Bennett, of Waynesburg, was operating a northbound 2003 Mercury Mountaineer when the vehicle dropped off the right shoulder causing Bennett to lose control of the vehicle.  The vehicle jumped a culvert and overturned.  
 
Bennett was transported to Ephraim McDowell in Danville for non life threatening injuries.  Tpr. Scott was assisted by Casey County EMS and the North Casey County Fire Department.   
 

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Big Dawg news has learned that numerous people will lose their jobs after Clacor on Columbia Highway 55 in Campbellsville will close it's Taylor County location. The company will close in February, 2018 according to sources. 

Clarcor makes air filters. Stay tuned to 99.9 The BIG DAWG and 92.7 the WAVE for more details.

 

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Kelly M. Smothers, age 37 of Columbia, KY arrested by the Marion Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off.
 
Jamie D. Mann, age 44 of Campbellsville, KY arrested by the Russell Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine.
 
April D. Morrow, age 35 of Columbia, KY arrested by the Adair Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-Methaphetamine.
 
All three were lodged in the Casey Co. Jail & are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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Columbia Police investigated a 3-vehicle collision this afternoon (Thursday) that resulted in the deaths of an Adair County man and a Russell County man; A third person is in critical condition.
 
 On Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at approximately 12:55pmCT, Columbia Police received a dispatch from Adair County 911 to respond to KY 80 East (Russell Springs Road). Officers were responding to a 3-vehicle collision with at least one patient entrapped. The preliminary investigation indicates that Jimmie Bennett, age 74 of Columbia, KY was traveling west on KY 80 in a 2010 Hyundai Sonata when he struck a 2000 Ford van being operated by 49 year old Micheal Bush of Columbia, KY in the rear of the auto. Bennett’s vehicle then crossed into the east bound lane of traffic where it was involved in a secondary collision in which it was struck in the drivers side of the vehicle by a 2016 GMC operated by 80-year-old Paul Banks of Russell Springs and his passenger 60-year-old Dwight D. Banks also of Russell Springs. 
 
Jimmie Bennett was pronounced dead at the scene by Adair Co. Coroner Todd Akin.  Micheal Bush, Paul Banks and Dwight Banks were all treated at the scene and transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair County EMS. Micheal Bush was treated and released. Paul Banks was flown by helicopter via Air Methods to University of KY Hospital in Lexington where he is listed in critical condition.  Dwight Banks was flown by helicopter via Air Evac to University of KY but was forced to make a landing due to the patients condition becoming severely unstable at Casey County Hospital. Banks succumbed to his injuries shortly after landing and was pronounced deceased. 
 
KY 80 remained shut down for approximately 2 hours while the scene was being investigated. CPD Sgt Gary Roy is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by Sgt. Jr Murphy.   
 
Responding agencies were the Columbia Police Department, Columbia Adair County Fire Department and Adair EMS. 
 
 
 
 

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Sheriff Greg Speck

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office

P.O. Box 752 Somerset, Kentucky 42502

Phone (606) 678-5145   Fax (606) 679-3119

December 13, 2017


Sheriff Greg Speck reports that deputies were dispatched to a 911 call of a single vehicle injury accident near the intersection of Highway 461 and East Highway 80 at 2:50 AM Wednesday, December 13, 2017.


Upon arrival at the scene near Jack's Grocery on the south side of the intersection of 461 and East 80, Deputy Marcus Harrison found a semi tractor-trailer some 800 feet off the roadway in a tree line near the grocery store.  The driver of the truck was located 30 yards from the wreckage in the woods adjacent to the scene of the accident.


Cassie French-Blash, age 34 of Temple Texas was the operator of the semi tractor- trailer.  He complained of hypothermia, chest and abdominal pains and was treated at the scene by Pulaski County EMS personnel.


Preliminary investigation by Deputy Harrison indicated that the tractor-trailer was southbound on Highway 461 at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at the intersection with East Highway 80.  The vehicle proceeded across both lanes of Highway 80 and travelled up the hill near Jack's Grocery where it was stopped by large pine trees behind the store.


Mr. French was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment.  The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.


Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Shopville Volunteer Fire Department and Trooper Adam Childress of the KSP.

 

 

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An Adair Co. man was arrested on drug charges earlier this week after an altercation.
 
On  Monday, Dec.12, 2017 at approximately 7:30pmCT, Columbia Police Officers Jamie Cole and Josh Brockman were dispatched to a reported altercation on Miller Street in Columbia involving two males fighting. Upon arrival, officers located parties involved and during investigation of the complaint it was found that Lewis Bardin age 37 of Columbia was in possession of methamphetamine as well as multiple used syringes. 
 
Bardin was arrested by CPD Ofc. Cole  on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
 

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From the Jamestown Water Dept.: 

 

The water service on Hwy 379 at Blair Schoolhouse Road and all side roads will be shut off at 8amCT on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 for repairs. The water dept. was originally going to shut it off today, but had to postpone until Thursday. When the water is turned back on, the Jamestown Water Dept. will issue a Boil Water Advisory.

 

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A Boil Water Advisory has been issued today (Wednesday) at Highway East 80 from the Hwy 76 and Hwy 80 intersection, down to the county line and the sides roads of which were without water due to a waterline tie-in at the Fonthill area where new road is going in. This boil water is in effect until further notice. Remember to boil water for at least 3 minutes before using for drinking and cooking. 

 

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Sheriff Greg Speck

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office

P.O. Box 752 Somerset, Kentucky 42502

Phone (606) 678-5145   Fax (606) 679-3119

PRESS RELEASE


December 12, 2017


A six month joint investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force has resulted in a countywide drug roundup that began at 7AM on Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Officers from various law enforcement agencies divided up into teams early this morning in search of approximately 48 individuals wanted on Pulaski County District Warrants and Grand Jury Indictments for various drug offenses.  The majority of drug offenses were for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree.


Individuals arrested in today's roundup were processed at the Hal Rogers Fire Training Center and transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center by Pulaski County Jail staff.


Sheriff Speck stated that his office will continue the aggressive pursuit of those individuals involved in the illegal drug trade in Pulaski County.

 

Arrested were:

Craig Castle, Age 32, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Cocaine)


Chelsea McGowan, Age 27, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine)


Connie Dabney, Age 42, Somerset, Cultivation of Marijuana, 5 or more plants


Brandon Bray, Age 33, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (4 counts)


Tony Hicks, Age 48, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)


Joshua Akin, Age 28, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)


Tyler Rose, Age 25, Whitley City, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)


Blake Tuttle, Age 25, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Promoting Contraband 1st Degree


Jeremy Hatfield, Age 34, Bronston, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)


James Fultz, Age 29, Somerset, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)


Ronnie Miller, Age 47, Somerset, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Tampering with Physical Evidence


Nicole Wilson, Age 35, Nancy, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified); Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)


Delmer Watson, Age, 39, Corbin, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)


Priscilla Bullock, Age 29, Eubank, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Heroin)


Jason Church, Age 45, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)


Codie Marcum, Age 25, Nancy, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)


Robert Coffey, Age 35, Faubush, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Heroin)


Austin Hill, Age 22, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)


Mindy Polston , Age 25, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)


Paul Chapman Jr., Age 28, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Persistent Felony Offender 2nd


Chaderic Molden, Age 37, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)


Carl Creech, Age 58, Burnside, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense (Drug Unspecified)


Rachel Casada, Age37, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Heroin)


Justin Ridner, Age 27, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)


John Rice, Age 63, Faubush, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified) (2 counts)


Aimee Stone, Age 41, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)


Georgina Carrender, Age 51, Bronston, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)


Gordon Cowan, Age 49, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts)


Angela Sexton, Age 47, Bronston, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified) (2counts)


Ashley Grundy, Age 31, Pine Knot, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense; Promoting Contraband 1st Degree


Lashaunda Dumphford, Age 32, Bronston, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)


George Johnson, AKA Buddy Gilmore, Age 54, Bronston, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (3 counts)


Ludwig Schmitt Jr., Age 49, Monticello, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Persistent Felony Offender 2nd


Keith Taylor, Age 44, Bronston, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Persistent Felony Offender 2nd


Ricky Bell, Age 57, Monticello, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Persistent Felony Offender 2nd


Gary Dunagan, Age 58, Bronston, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (3 counts)


Natasha Searight, Age 51, Monticello, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified)


Ronnie McCallister, Age 48, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts)


Jean Morgan, Age 47, Bronston, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)


Anthony Ingram, Age 55, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts); Persistent Felony Offender 1st


Sherry Gilmore, Age 42, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts); Persistent Felony Offender 2nd


Courtney Coffey, Age 27, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts); Persistent Felony Offender 2nd


James Scott Cowan, Age 50, Monticello, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Persistent Felony Offender 2nd


Bradley Hall, Age 36, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts)


Tyler Pitman, Age 20, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts)


Gara Bolin, AKA Gara Sherwood, Age 36, Nancy, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (2 counts)


Daulton Williamson, Age 22, Somerset, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)


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Power outage reported on KY 1859 (Chicken Gizzard Road) in Casey Co. 

 

A listener reports the power went out shortly before 5am this morning.

 

Crews are working on restoring power as quickly as possible.

 

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Columbia, Ky. (December 12, 2017) – Tpr. Allen Shirley is investigating a collision that occurred on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at approximately 5:10 PM CST 9 miles east of Columbia on KY 80.  
 
66-year-old Edward Irvin of Russell Springs, KY was operating an eastbound Chevy Colorado when the vehicle left the right side of the roadway, struck a rock wall and overturned.  Mr. Irvin was transported to TJ Health Columbia and treated for non life threatening injuries.  
 
Tpr. Shirley was assisted at the scene by Adair County EMS and Fire Dept.  
 

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A Lebanon, KY woman was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Taylor county after the vehicle she was riding in swerved to miss a deer in the roadway. 

 

According to Taylor County Sheriff Deputy Branden Wilson's investigation, Ruth D. Garrett, 61, of Campbellsville, KY was driving east on Saloma Road just before 6:00 am ET Tuesday. Garrett was driving a 2016 Kia about five miles west of Campbellsville when she lost control of the vehicle after swerving to miss a deer in the road. The vehicle left the right side of the road, struck a fence and a utility pole. 

 

A passenger, 29-year-old Destine E Garrett of Lebanon was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by CTCEMS for non-life threatening injuries. Garrett was not injured.

 

Deputy Wilson was assisted on the scene by Campbellsville Fire/Rescue and EMS.

 

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