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Investigators say there was no foul play in connection with the death of a Russell Co. man who was found dead in his front yard last week.
 
Based on preliminary  results of an autopsy that was completed on Friday, foul play has been ruled out in the death of 51-year-old David W. Burton. Burton’s body was discovered in his yard on Delphia Street in Russell Springs on Thursday afternoon. 
 
The Russell County Coroner’s Office and Russell Springs Police Department are continuing the death investigation.
 

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Columbia Police would like to remind everyone to  secure their vehicles at night.
 
Over the last 3 nights, approximately 18 cars within the city limits have been broken into. In these cases, there was no forced entry. The suspect or suspects are simply going from driveway to driveway checking for unlocked cars. Items taken range from electronics, cash, change, sunglasses and a firearm.  
 
If you see anything or anyone suspicious in your neighborhood, please call 911. 
 

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A long time resident of Russell County known as “The Can Man” is being treated at Russell County Hospital after being dog bitten.

Jerry Gentry, who has walked the streets for many years picking up cans, was seriously dog bitten on Saturday. Gentry was found by Jamestown Utilities worker Chris Back who observed a trail of blood and called 911. 

There have been rumors circulating that Gentry was stabbed, shot or even run over by a car, but they are not true.... Gentry was attacked by a dog(s).

According to a post on Facebook by Detective Joey Hoover with the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation is ongoing in efforts of determining who owns the dog(s) that bit Jerry and whether or not any violations of the law occurred with this happening. 

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A Pulaski County man has been arrested in connection with a Russell Co. bank robbery.
 
55 year old Mark Loveless of Science Hill, KY was arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 21, 2018 in connection with the June 6, 2018 robbery of BB&T Bank on Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs. Loveless was charged with Robbery 1st degree. He was also served a bench warrant for Court. 
 
Loveless was lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center. 
 

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The family of Fred and Katrina (Tweety) McCarrol and their 3 children of 245 Harrison Road, Knifley, KY lost their home and all contents on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 due to a fire. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer’s Office, 424 Public Square, Ste 3, Columbia, KY. For more info. call 270-384-2801.
 
 
NAME                    PANTS        TOPS/SHIRTS                    SHOES    
FRED                      36X30           MENS XL                        MENS 8.5    
KATRINA                   14           WOMENS LARGE             WOMENS 7    
SARAH - age 18         8            WOMENS MEDIUM          WOMENS 6.5    
TUCKER - age 10     8/10             YOUTH 8/10                   YOUTH 8.5    
MOLLY - age 3           3T                 KIDS 3T                           KIDS 7  
 

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...TORNADO WATCH 289 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT /8 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING...
 

 
TONIGHT
Severe storms are expected through this evening. Damaging winds,
large hail, and tornadoes are all threats along with very heavy
rainfall and intense frequent lightning. Have a way to receive
weather warnings and a plan of action. The storms should be out of
the area midnight.
 
SATURDAY-THURSDAY
Afternoon thunderstorms are expected Saturday and Sunday. A few
strong storms are possible on Saturday afternoon, mainly in south
central Kentucky. The main threats will be gusty winds and heavy
rainfall.
 
Scattered afternoon and evening storms are expected each day through
the next work week.
 
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
 
Spotter activation will be needed through this evening.

 
KENTUCKY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE:
 
ADAIR                ALLEN               ANDERSON
BARREN            BOONE             BOURBON
BOYLE               BRACKEN         BRECKINRIDGE
BULLITT             BUTLER             CAMPBELL
CARROLL          CASEY                CLARK
CLINTON        CUMBERLAND     EDMONSON
FAYETTE           FRANKLIN           GALLATIN
GARRARD          GRANT               GRAYSON
GREEN               HANCOCK           HARDIN
HARRISON          HART                  HENRY
JEFFERSON      JESSAMINE         KENTON
LARUE                LINCOLN             LOGAN
MADISON           MARION              MASON
MEADE               MERCER            METCALFE
MONROE           NELSON               NICHOLAS
OHIO                  OLDHAM              OWEN
PENDLETON     ROBERTSON       RUSSELL
SCOTT                SHELBY              SIMPSON
SPENCER           TAYLOR              TRIMBLE
WARREN        WASHINGTON     WOODFORD
 
 

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  • AMANDA L. PHILLIPS, 28 OF MONTICELLO, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
  • JESSICA F. DANIELS, 32 OF MONTICELLO, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & BAIL JUMPING-1ST DEGREE.
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
  • DERRICK L. HELTON, 27 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PROBATION & PAROLE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), PROBATION VIOLATION, DUI, & DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
  • LOGAN D. COMBS, 20 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA (LESS THAN 8 OZ.), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
  • TENA M. KING, AGE 49, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FAILURE TO SIGNAL, TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, & FELONY PAROLE VIOLATION.
  • CHRISTOPHER C. WADE, AGE 32, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR DUI, RECKLESS DRIVING, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, & FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS.
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
 
ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT TIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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Authorities in Russell County are conducting a death investigation after a man was found dead the front yard of his home.
 
Police responded to the call around 1:30pm Thursday on Delphia Street in Russell Springs. The man has been identified as 51-year-old David W. Burton who resided at the address. His body was sent to the State Medical Examiner's office in Frankfort. Investigators are hoping an autopsy will determine a cause of death.
 

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The Casey County Sheriff’s Department is investigated an armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 just before midnight. Two suspects entered the Valero store at the junction of West KY 70 and Tennessee Ridge Road, wearing masks and left with an undetermined amount of cash. According to authorities, there's no surveillance video of the suspects at this time. 
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the Casey County Sheriff’s Department at 606-787-6821.
 

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The Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce is working with downtown merchants.
 
In an effort to support local businesses in the downtown area, which includes the public square and areas immediately surrounding, the Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce is working with merchants on a plan to increase activity in the area.
 
The purpose will be to coordinate activities, publicize businesses, and to encourage others to locate in the area. One of their first projects will be “To the 9s Downtown Market,” which will start on August 10.
 
“We are hoping that this effort will encourage the community to visit local stores in our town,” said Ellen Zornes, Executive Director of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Currently around 15 stores will be participating in the event which include local boutiques, eateries, and specialty shops immediately around and one block off of the public square. 
 
 “The purpose is to support local business in the community and to showcase unique shops,” said Pamela Hoots, President of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce.
 
The 2nd Friday of each month local businesses will be encouraged to stay open later for customers in the area. The events will be publicized and communicated through local publications and the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce.
 
The focus is to bring people to the businesses and to encourage shopping local. The first Friday will be August 10 and the second one will be September 14. 
 
For information: Pam Hoots 270-250-7010
 

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Closure of KY 1798 between Sullivan Road and Old Stoner Creek Road will take place July 23rd through July 27th for repair. There is no opportunity for large trucks to turn near the work area so it is important operators detour accordingly and pay attention to signage.  Up to Sullivan School will be accessible from the Acton end of Stoner Creek (from KY 70).  Motorists can access up to Old Stoner Creek Road from KY 70 about mile before the county line.
 
 
 
 
 

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A Pulaski County man was arrested after an all night stand-off with Sheriff's Deputies and members of the Kentucky State Police including the KSP Special Response Team as well as Constable Danny Weddle.  

 

Pulaski Sheriff, Greg Speck, says around 8pm Tuesday deputies responded to the call of a domestic dispute on Woods Road in Nancy, involving 55 year old Ange M. Lane, and his estranged wife, Nicole Lane, age 42.

 

Ms. Lane had fled to a neighbor's house after allegedly being assaulted by her husband at their residence.  She also advised deputies that Ange Lane was heavily armed, and threatened to kill her and any law enforcement officers if she called the police.  

 

Pulaski County EMS personnel treated Nicole for lacerations to the head and before taking her to Lake Cumberland Hospital.

 

Ange Lane refused repeated requests from officers to exit his home and surrender.  Mr. Lane’s 16 year old son and a female acquaintance, Amber Adams, age 32 remained in the residence.

 

The stand-off continued through the night until Chief Deputy Jeff Hancock contacted the Kentucky State Police for additional assistance.  In the early morning hours on Wednesday, members of the Kentucky State Police Special Response Team (SRT) arrived on scene to assist the Sheriff's Deputies and Troopers.

 

At 2:20pm Wednesday afternoon a pickup truck, occupied by Amber Adams and the juvenile left the residence. Both were interviewed and taken into protective custody.

 

Mr. Lane later exited the trailer and began a dialog with officers.  Members of the Kentucky State Police SRT were able to fire 40mm rubber rounds that temporarily disabled Mr. Lane, who was armed with multiple firearms.  The suspect was quickly disarmed and placed under arrest. Over 20 guns were recovered from the residence.

 

Ange M. Lane was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained during the apprehension.  He was later lodged in the Pulaski County Jail on charges of Assault, 1st Degree-Domestic Violence, Terroristic Threatening, 3rd Degree.  Additional charges are forthcoming.

 

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GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Kentucky say a woman has been found dead at Barren River Lake State Park.
 
News outlets report a conservation officer responded to the scene and found the body of 50-year-old Angela Dunagan on Monday afternoon. Lt. Jeremy McQueary with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife says the woman was on the lake with another person when the incident occurred.
 
Officials say a 911 call was made to report a possible drowning near Narrows Marina at the lake. A death investigation is ongoing.
 

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The Boil Water Advisory on Highway 1611 in the Ono community of Russell County has been lifted. You no longer have to boil your water.
 

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The Adair County Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1820 Millerfield Road at 1:48amCT on Wednesday morning, July 18, 2018.  Upon firefighters arrival, the house was determined to be vacant and was totally engulfed in flames. The home was owned by Jonathon Gaskins and was a total loss.  There were 13 firemen on the scene for approximately 2 hours.  
 

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  • LARRY N. BRYANT, 39 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY CHAD WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-3RD DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DISORDERLY CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE, & RESISTING ARREST.
  • DIXIE A. TURPIN, 30 OF BETHELRIDGE, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY BROWN WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERANLIA.
  • KENNETH M. WHEELER, 60 OF LAWRENCEBURG, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE, NO INSURANCE, PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER, DUI (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE), LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT/FAILURE TO RENDER AID OR ASSISTANCE, & WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE.

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LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.

 

  • RODNEY H. DAVIS, 44 OF EUBANK, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. CONSTABLE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-2ND DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE), RESISTING ARREST, NO MOTORCYCLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE, & IMPROPER EQUIPMENT.
  • ALVIN A. APPLEBY, 71 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR UNLAWFUL TRANSACTION WITH A MINOR-2ND DEGREE.
  • CODY J. PATTON, 25 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR SPEEDING (26 MPH OVER LIMIT), RECKLESS DRIVING, DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, FAILURE TO TRANSFER/REGISTER A MOTOR VEHICLE, & FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE).

LODGED IN PULASKI CO. JAIL.

 

  • MOLLY N. MONTERIUS, AGE 29, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FLEEING/EVADING POLICE-1ST DEGREE (ON FOOT), RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (FIREARM), TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
  • ANDREA GRIBBINS, AGE 36, ARRESTED BY BOYLE CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION.

 

LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.

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ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT TIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.

 

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(Clinton County, KY July 17, 2018) On July 12, 2018 just after 5pmCT, KSP Trooper Jordan Carter conducted a traffic stop 1 mile north of Albany on McWhorter Road. 50-year-old Michael Matthew of Albany was operating a 2003 Ford Taurus; he was unable to provide registration for the vehicle. After further investigation, Trooper Carter discovered the license plate appeared to have a homemade decal sticker showing it was valid. Matthew was arrested and charged with failure to wear seat belt, no registration plate, no registration receipt, failure to produce insurance  card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance 1st offense, operating on suspended or revoked license, display of illegal/altered registration plate, and criminal possession of a forged instrument 1st degree. Matthew was lodged in the Clinton County Jail.
 

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