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Robert L. New, 38, of Bronston, KY arrested by KSP for DUI-1st off, Reckless Driving, No Insurance, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, & Failure to Appear Citation for Misdemeanor.
 
Erik R. Foster, 37, of Somerset, KY arrested by KSP for Reckless Driving, Failure to Wear Seatbelts, No Insurance, No Registration Receipt, Driving w/Expired Operator's License, Improper Passing, DUI-2nd (Aggravating Circumstance).
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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Columbia, Ky. (October 20, 2017) – Danny Butler was arrested this morning at approximately 2:00 AM CSTafter surrendering himself to the Larue County jail.  

 

 

Columbia, Ky. (October 19, 2017) – Investigators from Post 15 are currently attempting to locate 71-year-old Danny Butler, of Louisville, KY in reference to a Felony Extradition Authorization issued in conjunction with an indictment warrant given by the Larue County Grand Jury on October 16, 2017.  The warrant charges Butler with 2 counts of Theft by Deception over $10,000 and less than $1,000,000: a class C felony.  These charges are the result of an ongoing investigation into Butler's private law practice.    

 

Butler is a 5'10", 170 lb., white male with hazel eyes and gray hair.  He last resided in the area of Grand Trevi Drive of Louisville.   

 

State Police are asking for the publics help in locating Butler and they are encouraged to call KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555) if they have any potential information regarding his whereabouts.  Detective BJ Burton is invesgating.

 

 

 

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A 17-year-old Green Co. High School student was detained Thursday on charges of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (Class D Felony) Abuse of a Teacher (Class A Misdemeanor). Subsequent to consulting with the Court Designated Worker (CDW), the CDW advised to release the juvenil to his parent, so he was released. 

 

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An investigation by Sgt. Mark Cromwell and Det. Joey Hoover has led to the arrest of a Russell Springs man on Rape and Sodomy charges.
 
Billy Joe Bennett, 40, of McQueary Road, was arrested at the Russell County Sheriff’s Department just before noon Thursday and charged with Rape 1st Degree and Sodomy 1st Degree after admitting he had sexual intercourse with a female under 12 years of age.
 
The investigation is ongoing. Additional charges are forthcoming.
 
Bennett was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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A Russell Springs man is facing numerous charges stemming from a family dispute Thursday morning.
 
Shelby McGowan, 65, was arrested at a residence on C. McGowan Road by Sheriff Clete McAninch and Lt. David Cain.
McGowan was charged with Assault, Wanton Endangerment, two counts of Terroristic Threatening, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.
 
He was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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Multiple officers from both the Campbellsville Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff's Office have apprehended escapee Shawn Cochran, 25, of Louisville, KY.  Officials say Cochran escaped from Green County Transportation officers Monday, October 16, 2017.  Cochran was arrested this afternoon at approx. 12:45pmET at the Lucky Vista motel on South Columbia Avenue, Campbellsville. Additional charges include: Theft of Identity of another Without Consent and Giving an Officer a False Name or Address. Cochran is currently lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

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Hope N. Dempsey, 32, of Liberty, arrested by Russell Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Anthony C. Newell, 46, of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Receiving Stolen Property, Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Deg (On Foot), & License Plate Not Illuminated.
 
Freddy W. West, 45, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Deg/1st Off (Methamphetamine).
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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The following story is from someone who was at a Metcalfe Co. church when the following event occurred. This person submitted the info. to the Metcalfe Co. Chamber of Commerce, who passed it along to 92.7 the WAVE.
 
Last Sunday morning, Oct. 15, 2017 in the middle of a church service in Metcalfe County, a man walked in and made his way to the front of the congregation. At first, he sat down, but quickly stood up and shouted that he was possessed by demons. His appearance and the wild look in his eyes was that of someone on drugs. A couple of men escorted him outside and eventually the situation was resolved. The man is now in jail but will most certainly be released because his jail record shows this repeat pattern. The man has been arrested for theft and drugs, released and repeat. 
 
The person submitting the information does not what his name or church mentioned in fear of retaliation. The reason they are sharing is because: the world we live in is dangerous, and to keep our loved ones safe we have to be diligent. The church is now taking precautions to assure that if something like this happens again, they will be better prepared and not caught off guard. Every church should have a safety plan in place should something happen. 
 

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Greensburg police are seeking the public's help in finding a missing teen.
 
Kudejah Whitley, age 17, went missing from her home last Thursday, Oct. 12 and was located by Campbellsville Police on Friday morning. She was returned to her mother at that time; however, Kudejah left home again later Friday afternoon; and was reported missing by her mother.
 
Kudejah  is 5'2" tall, weighs 130 lbs, has a light brown complexion, and shoulder length brown hair. Kudejah may be en-route to Georgia. Kudejah did not leave her home in a vehicle.
 
If you have any information, please contact Greensburg Police Department or your local law enforcement agency.
 

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On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 the Taylor County Sheriff's Office conducted a sting operation in reference to stolen guns from Big Al's Gun Shop on Fairview Road in Campbellsville. During this operation, a vehicle was stopped on West Main Street and three of the stolen guns were recovered. At approx. 7:52pmET, Deputies were able to set up an undercover buy of more stolen guns at the Smith Ridge boat ramp. At that time, four more firearms were recovered and Erik Sanders of Columbia, KY was placed under arrest and charged with Burglary 1st Degree. After speaking with Sanders, the investigation led officers to Adair County where nine more stolen firearms were recovered. Sanders was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center on the charge of Burglary 1st degree.

 

This case continues to be under investigation. The Taylor County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Campbellsville Police Dept. for their assistance in Taylor County, and the Adair County Sheriff's Office along with KSP Trooper Jonathan Houk for their assistance in Adair County.

 

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Gov. Matt Bevin today (10/18/17) appointmented three people to the Kentucky Housing Corp. Board of Directors including Lisa Mann of Russell Springs, KY.
 
Lisa Mann is executive director for Lake Cumberland Housing Agency, Inc. She will represent the interests of the homeless and serve for a term expiring October 30, 2020.
 
The Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency, was created by the General Assembly to provide affordable housing opportunities. As a self-supporting, public corporation, Kentucky Housing offers lower-than-market rate home mortgages, housing production financing, homeownership education/counseling, rental assistance, housing rehabilitation and supportive housing programs for special needs populations.
 

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The regular monthly meeting of the Adair Co. School Board will be held Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at 6:00pmCT at the Adair Co. Board of Education Conference Room.
 
 
                                        **Meeting called to order**
 
***Adair County Elementary School will open the meeting with the Pledge
      of Allegiance***
                                         
  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 SCHOOL-WIDE FUNDRAISER BY ADAIR COUNTY MIDDLE 
        SCHOOL
        
  7.   APPROVAL OF SHORTENED SCHOOL DAYS OR A SHORTENED SCHOOL WEEK
        FOR THIRTEEN STUDENTS
 
  8.   APPROVAL OF REVISED BG-1 FORM ON ADAIR COUNTY PRIMARY CENTER 
        PARKING LOT
 
  9.   APPROVAL OF REVISED BG-1 FORM ON ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 
        VIRTUAL LEARNING LAB
 
10.   APPROVAL OF BG-4 FORM AND BG-5 FORM ON ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL  
        VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTER
 
11.   APPROVAL OF INVOICE 1702 AND INVOICE 1706 TO ALT32 ON 
        CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
 
12.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION 
 _________________________________________________________
 
REGULAR AGENDA
  
13.   SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
 
14.   PUBLIC COMMENTS
        
15.   APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Renae Smith
 
16.   PRESENTATION OF 2016-2017 ATTENDANCE AWARD – Robbie Harmon
 
17.   BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS UPDATE – David Jones
 
18.   CONSTRUCTION UPDATES – Mike Sparkman
 
19.   DISCUSSION OF TEST SCORES – Phyllis Curry
 
20.   ADJOURNMENT
 
 

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Judge Gary D. Robertson proclaimed Safe Schools Week in Russell County.

 

The observance of Safe Schools Week encourages students, parents, educators, and the community to make a personal commitment to get involved in school safety issues highlighting bullying prevention activities themed as "Get Involved and Get It Solved" to promote safe and secure learning climates.

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Columbia Police arrested an Adair County man on Monday, October 16, 2017 after an investigation led to an indoor marijuana growing operation.
 
A search warrant was executed at a residence off KY 704 on Hadley Church Rd. Officer Josh Brockman obtained the search warrant after concluding a drug investigation that led him to the residence where the operation was based.  As a result of the the search, over 200 plants of marijuana were seized and over 10 lbs of processed marijuana was found on the property which included an indoor grow, outside grow and multiple buildings used for drying and processing. The street value of all illegal drugs seized exceeds $150,000.
 
James Dale Boyd, 52, of Columbia, KY was arrested on charges of Trafficking in Marijuana over 5 lbs., Cultivating Marijuana over 5 plants and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Boyd  was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.  
 
CPD Ofc Josh Brockman is continuing the investigation and was assisted by Chief Jason Cross, Sgt Gary Roy, Ofc Jamie Cole, Russell County Sheriffs K-9 Deputy Ethan Pike and Adair County Emergency Management.
 

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This Thursday, on October 19, 2017 at 10:19 AM, more than 2.6 million people across 14 states will take part in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill.  The regional ShakeOut drill is part of an international effort in which participants simultaneously practice how to stay safe during an earthquake — “Drop, Cover, and Hold On”.  For most people, in most situations, this means to:
 
- DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees; 
- COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand, as you crawl for shelter under a nearby table or desk;
- HOLD ON to your shelter with one hand until shaking stops (remain on your knees and covering your head and neck with your other arm and hand).
 
Schools, businesses, organizations, government agencies, communities, and households are all encouraged to participate in the drill.  
 
The central and eastern U.S. is home to several active faults, including the New Madrid Seismic Zone, which produced three of the largest earthquakes ever felt in the continental United States in 1811-12.  Scientists estimate that there is a 25-40% probability of a damaging earthquake occurring in the central U.S. within any 50 year window of time.  Michael E. Dossett, director of Kentucky Emergency Management stated, “Kentucky has 25 counties in western Kentucky that would be primarily impacted by a New Madrid Seismic Zone event.  It is imperative for the safety of our citizens that everyone be aware and know what to do should an earthquake occur.  We continually exercise with our local, state, federal and private sector partners to ensure we are ready and prepared to respond.”
 
Although the primary activity of the ShakeOut is based upon a drill procedure similar to a fire or tornado drill, participants are encouraged to take actions to become better prepared for all disasters.  This could include:
 
- Securing heavy items to prevent them from causing injuries during an earthquake
- Creating an emergency plan and/or updating emergency supply kits 
- Talking with their families and neighbors about emergency preparedness
 
Interested citizens, schools, communities, businesses, etc. are invited to visit www.shakeout.org  to register to participate in the drill. On the website, many resources are available for participants to use during their drills including drill manuals, videos, audio drill broadcasts, earthquake scenarios, and more.
 
Great ShakeOut activities are being coordinated by Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM), Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and dozens of other partners. ShakeOut is coordinated globally by the Southern California Earthquake Center in Los Angeles, California.
 

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The boil water advisory in Russell County on Hwy. 910 from the Fairview area down to Salem School, including Mcclendon Ridge and any side roads, has been lifted. 
 
Also, the boil water advisory for  Pine Top Rd. and the Oliver Thomas area of Russell Co. has been lifted.
 

 

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Seth Oaks has been located and he is alive. Please continue to keep Seth & his entire family in your prayers and please respect their privacy.
 
Thank you,
Sheriff Clete McAninch
 

 

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Greensburg Police made a couple of arrests over the weekend.

 

According to reports, Bobby Wright, 53 of Greensburg, KY was arrested by Officer Matney on a Green County Indictment Warrant charging him with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a school, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, Possesion of Legend Drug and Prescription Drugs not in Proper Container.

 

George Campbell, 43 of Campbellsville, KY was arrested after a traffic stop in regard to a reckless operation complaint.  Officer Rogers arrested Campbell on a Taylor County District Warrant for Failure to Appear on Theft by Deception charges. 

 

Both were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. 

 

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