The Columbia-Adair County Fire Department has been notified that it has received the 2018 Jim Walton Crusade Award for Fire Departments raising 50,000-99,999. The distinguished award is given out to 1 department in each class that has had the largest increase over previous years. The only other time the department won was in 1986 with a 33% increase over 1985 total.
The departments thanks everyone in Adair County for their charitable giving. This year they had a 103% increase over 2017. The Department will be on Great Day Live (WHAS TV-11) this Wednesday morning starting at 9:00 AM Central Time.
(Adair County, KY September 24, 2018) On September 21st, 2018 at approximately 7:19pmET, KSP Trooper Nick Davis served an indictment warrant 1.5 miles west of Dunnville, KY on Cundiff Road on 36 year old Joshua Gayde of Dunnville. Following a thorough investigation, Trooper Nick Davis presented the case to the Adair County Grand Jury resulting in an indictment being returned on Gayde for Rape, 1st degree - victim under 12 years of age and Sexual Abuse, 1st degree, victim under 12 years of age.
Gayde is lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
On Monday, September 24, 2018, at 8:00amCT, members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, Russell Springs Police Department, Jamestown Police Department, Kentucky State Police and KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife began locating and apprehending individuals on Russell District Court arrest warrants for illegal drug trafficking. This comes after a 3-month investigation conducted by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department. In all, 31 persons are being charged with more than 50 felony offenses as a result of this investigation. Of that number, 14 have been taken into custody as of 2:00 p.m. today (Monday) with efforts continuing to locate the remainder of the accused.
Those arrested on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 and the charges they now face include:
** T/C/S = Trafficking in Controlled Substance **
- Shelby Hunt, 26, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (suboxone)
- Steven Yager, 40, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) & Complicity to T/C/S 1st Degree (meth)
- Angela Passmore, 36, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (over 2 grams) (5 counts)
- Kenneth Justin Dyer, 33, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (over 2 grams)
- Walter “Buddy” Russell, 37, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth)
- Jerome Summitt, 44, of Jamestown – T/C/S 1st Degree 1st Degree (meth) & T/C/S 1st Degree (suboxone)
- Kevin Dick, 44, of Dunnville – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (two counts)
- Cayce Fowler, 21, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (two counts)
- Justin Gregory, 39, of Science Hill – Complicity to T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (two counts)
- Latisha Goff AKA Latisha Summitt, 31, of Jamestown – T/C/S 1st Degree (suboxone)
- Aldon McQueary, Jr, 48, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (over 2 grams) (two counts)
- Leeanna Camfield Willis, 43, of Russell Springs – Complicity to T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (over 2 grams)
- Sandy Mann, 46, of Jamestown – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth)
- Justin Turner, 23, of Jamestown – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth)
Drug trafficking warrants will also be served on 4 individuals that have been incarcerated in recent weeks on other charges.
All cases will be presented to the Russell County Grand Jury during their October and November sessions.
You can report suspected drug activity or other criminal offenses, anonymously, by calling or texting the Russell County Sheriff’s Crime Tip-Line at 270-566-9111.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 24, 2018) – Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon has released local government audits:
· 2017 Adair County Clerk Fee Account
· 2017 Russell County Sheriff Fee Account
A Somerset man was arrested on several charges following a pursuit.
Pulaski County Deputy Aaron Curtis responded to a domestic disturbance call Friday afternoon, involving injury to a female at a residence on Spencer Avenue in Ferguson.
A male subject was leaving the residence in a 2005 Suzuki automobile. Deputy Curtis activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the subject after the vehicle barely missed striking the cruiser.
The fleeing vehicle ran through several yards in the area and attempted, on multiple occasions, to cause a collision with the pursuing deputy. The suspect returned to Spencer Avenue after colliding with the Deputy's vehicle and fled a short distance on foot before being tased by other responding deputies.
Despite being tased, 21 year old David Woodall, of Somerset, continued to resist arrest while deputies attempted to subdue him.
Mr. Woodall was lodged in the Pulaski County Jail on charges of:
- Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle).
- Wanton Endangerment-First Degree-Police Officer.
- Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
- Assault, 4th Degree (Domestic Violence) No Visible Injury.
- Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree.
- No Insurance
- Reckless Driving.
- Resisting Arrest.
Further charges may be forthcoming as the investigation continues by the Sheriff's Office.
According to Columbia Magazine, Ed Waggener (owner of columbiamagazine.com) died this morning (Monday) at TJ Samson Hospital in Glasgow, KY, due to complications from a heart attack. Grissom-Martin Funeral Home will be in charge of funeral arrangements.
Pictured are Ed & his siblings: Annette Richards, Ed Waggener, Fay McKinley, Jean Cravens, Ralph Waggener
A Casey County man is dead after a 1-vehicle crash Saturday night.
The Casey County Coroner says 32-year-old John Criser was killed in the crash. Authorities say Criser was driving about 6 p.m. in the 8500 block of Kentucky Hwy 78 when his vehicle left the roadway, went over a guardrail and down a steep hillside. The case remains under investigation.
Authorities have captured the man accused of making threats against President Donald Trump & local Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer of Adair County, KY. The arrest was made on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.
The U.S. Marshals had been searching for 26-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, in Northeast Ohio since Sunday, September 16, 2018. That's when Christy crashed a stolen car on Interstate 71 in Mansfield then took off running.
During a press conference, authorities said they zeroed in on a location Friday where they thought he might be hiding near Crider Road. A K-9 picked up on his scent and "took him down." He was taken into custody at approx. 4:30 p.m Friday after he eventually surrendered. Authorities said Christy had a firearm on him. He will face further charges on that. Christy was taken to the Richland County Jail. Christy spent about a week in Adair County last month.
A warrant was issued for Shawn Christy's arrest on June 19, 2018. According to the FBI, Christy threatened to harm a police chief, law enforcement officers, a district attorney, Pres. Trump & Dakota Meyer. He posted on Facebook that he was going to shoot the President in the head and planned on using lethal force on any officers who tried to stop him, the FBI said.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of Indiana and Kentucky, including the following
areas, in Indiana, Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison,
Jefferson, Perry, and Scott. In Kentucky, Adair, Allen,
Anderson, Barren, Bourbon, Boyle, Breckinridge, Bullitt,
Butler, Casey, Clark, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Fayette,
Franklin, Garrard, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison,
Hart, Henry, Jefferson, Jessamine, Larue, Lincoln, Logan,
Madison, Marion, Meade, Mercer, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson,
Nicholas, Ohio, Oldham, Russell, Scott, Shelby, Simpson,
Spencer, Taylor, Trimble, Warren, Washington, and Woodford.
* Through Wednesday afternoon
* A slow-moving frontal boundary will remain close enough to the
region until a cold front pushes it through on Wednesday.
Plenty of moisture in the vicinity of this front will mean any
shower or storm will have the potential to produce heavy rain.
* Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches will be possible at
many locations within the watch area. This additional rainfall
on top of what has already fallen may lead to flash flooding.
Around 10:30am Sunday morning, September 23, 2018 Sheriff’s deputy Bryan Shepard arrested 34 year old Chad Peyton on Twin Oaks Rd in Yosemite, KY. Peyton was arrested on 4 warrants including: parole violation and possession of meth. A search also found Peyton to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and 5 grams of methamphetamine.
Samantha J. Fields, 26, of Columbia, KY was arrested by Deputy Chad Weddle with the Casey County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Parphernalia, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, & DUI.
Peyton & Fields were lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
James I. Phelps, 53, of Somerset, KY was arrested by Somerset Police for Menacing, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, & Promoting Contraband-1st Degree.
David A. Woodall, 21, of Somerset, KY was arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree (Police Officer), Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), Criminal Mischief-1st Degree, No Insurance, Reckless Driving, Menacing, & Resisting Arrest.
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
Harse T. Beldon, age 24, arrested by Danville Police for DUI.
Melissa G. Hicks, age 46, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Degree (Drug Unspecified), Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
Daniel A. Cooke, age 31, arrested by Danville Police for Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), Unlawful Imprisonment-1st Degree, & Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
Paul K. Greer, 60 of Crab Orchard, arrested by KSP for DUI-3rd Offense.
Lodged in the Lincoln Co. Jail.
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
(Metcalfe County, KY September 21, 2018) On Friday September 21, 2018 at approximately 1:31 AM CST Trooper Ricky Cross was on routine patrol on KY 163 in Metcalfe County when he observed a 1998 Honda motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed. Tpr. Cross turned on his emergency lights and the operator of the motorcycle attempted to elude by quickly turning on to Cedar Flat Curtis Rd. The operator of the motorcycle then turned onto Glen Shaw Rd. and lost control when he failed to negotiate a curve. Tpr. Cross made contact with the driver 30 year old, Anthony Garret of Sumer Shade and arrested him for Fleeing or evading police 1st degree (motor vehicle,) DUI 1st aggravating circumstance, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine,) driving too fast for traffic conditions, improperly on the left side of road and possession of drug paraphernalia. First aid was given at the scene by Barren/Metcalfe EMS, but he refused any other medical attention. Garret was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.
The Adair County Fiscal Court will have a Special Called Meeting on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at 9:00amCT at the Adair County Annex basement meeting room.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
CALL TO ORDER
- APPROVAL OF AGENDA
- APPROVAL TO HIRE TEMPORARY PART TIME LITTER ABATEMENT EMPLOYEE-ROBERT DEAN - $9.60 PER HOUR
- APPROVAL TO PURCHASE TRUCKS/EQUIPMENT AT SURPLUS AUCTION UP TO $50,000
- APPROVAL FOR TREASURER TO DO WIRE TRANSFER FOR TRUCKS/EQUIPMENT
- BUDGET TRANSFERS
This meeting is open to the public.
ATTENTION COLUMBIA-ADAIR CO. CHAMBER MEMBERS:
If you receive an email that says it’s from the Chamber of Commerce and is asking for money, it’s a scam! It will look official, but the email address will be incorrect. Delete...Delete...Delete because it’s a scam!
Columbia-Adair Co. Chamber Exec. Dir.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 20, 2018) – Mike Harmon, Kentucky’s 47th Auditor of Public Accounts, announced his office will release the following county audits on Monday, September 24, and will be posted on the web at auditor.ky.gov:
Floyd County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement-Gas & Oil
Garrard County Sheriff Fee Account
Grant County Sheriff Fee Account
Livingston County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement
Rowan County Clerk Fee Account
Adair County Clerk Fee Account
Allen County Sheriff Fee Account
Hopkins County Fiscal Court
Magoffin County Fiscal Court
Russell County Sheriff Fee Account
On Thursday, September 20, 2018 the Boyle County Sheriff's Office conducted a search warrant at 32 E. Madison Ave. in the city of Danville, KY. This was initiated due to findings made during a lengthy drug investigation in Danville. Sheriff Robbins and numerous deputies discovered approximately 800 dosage units of Fentanyl, a very dangerous schedule II narcotic, hidden within the apartment. Deputies also discovered a large amount of cash.
Lamar M. Ford, 30, of Danville, KY was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl) and Driving on a Suspended License.
Primary investigating Deputies are Casey McCoy, Keith Addison and Tanner Abbott.
Ford was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center.
The Liberty city Council held a special called meeting Thursday.
The council approved a resolution awarding a telecommunications franchise agreement to Duo County Telecom as part of the KY Wired Project.
The 2018 property tax rate will remain unchanged from last year. The council had a first reading of a garbage ordinance for the city of Liberty. Here's Mayor Steven Brown...
The council will have a second reading of the garbage ordinance at a special meeting next week.
A representative from the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission, Angel Arnett-Garner, addressed the counsel concerning the declaration of an Indigenous Peoples Day for the city of Liberty. The day is nationally recognized on Columbus Day and the council is leaning toward declaring that day as recognized by the city as well. No action was taken. A proclamation is being prepared and will be addressed next week's special meeting.
Trick-or-treating hours were set for 4-7pmET on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in the city limits.
The City Council will meet again in a special session on Tuesday at 4pmET.
Two Casey County men and another driver injured in a two vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Pulaski County.
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded shortly after 6am, 12 miles east of Somerset on KY 80.
Investigators say a 2006 Chevy Pickup, driven by 66 year old John Asher, of Corbin, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a 2009 Chevy car operated by Andrew McQueary, age 25, of Dunnville.
He and a passenger, Daniel Bastin, age 24 of Liberty, were treated at the scene by Somerset EMS and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment. John Asher sustained minor injuries and was treated on scene for minor injuries.
Personnel from the Shopville Stab Fire Department and the Kentucky Safe Patrol also responded.
The investigation is ongoing by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
One person injured in a single vehicle accident in Pulaski County early Wednesday.
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene about 6 miles north of Somerset at the intersection of Beech Grove Road and Oil Center Road.
24 year old Stetson Dick, of Somerset, told Deputies his brakes failed, causing him to lose control of a 2002 Chevrolet pickup and strike a tree.
A passenger, Megan Stacy, age 21, also of Somerset, was ejected from the vehicle. She was treated on scene by Somerset EMS, and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Science Hill Fire personnel assisted.
The investigation is ongoing by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
As of 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018 the Boil Water Advisory for customers from Hwy 55 down to Russell County line on Hwy 92 and all side roads in between, and for customers from 8593 Hwy 55 South to 11099 Hwy 55 South and all side roads in between, has been lifted by the Division of Water. This means your water is safe for human consumption and you no longer have to boil your water.
- ALAN L. GADDIS, 40 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY CHAD WEDDLE WITH CASEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION, & POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPEHTAMINE).
LODGED IN THE CASEY COUNTY JAIL.
- JULIE A. MOUNCE, 45 OF SOMERSET, ARRRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DUI.
- KATELYN M. STAMPER, 20 OF NANCY, ARRESTED BY PULASKI CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION (CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE), POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE).
- CHARLES W. WHITIS, 56 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
- SARA B. SIMPSON, AGE 35, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR DUI, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), & POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.
- AMANDA G. WROBLESKI, AGE 28, ARRESTED BY DANVILLE POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
LODGED IN THE BOYLE CO. JAIL.
ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.