An ATV stolen early Friday morning in Russell County has been recovered and one person arrested.
On Sunday evening around 7:45 p.m., R.C. Deputy Evan Burton located the stolen Polaris ATV at a residence off East West-Wilson Road resulting in the arrest of Brandon G. Chapman, 29, of Russell Springs, KY on a charge of Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000 in value.
The 4-wheeler and a farm truck belonging to Jeff Loy were stolen from his barn at the end of Akers Lane off KY 379 in the Esto community. The truck was recovered early Friday afternoon off Oaks Road by Sheriff Clete McAninch and Deputy Nathan Ginn.
Chapman was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.
A fire over the weekend damages home & destroys a barn.
The Adair County Fire Department responded to the fire at 4340 Liberty Road on Sunday afternoon at 2:06 PM to property owned by David & Eva Rigney. The property was being occupied by Eric Smith & Gage Schell. The house sustained damage and the barn was a total loss. 18 firemen were on the scene for approx. 2 hours.
Assisting at the scene were Adair Search & Rescue, Adair Co. Sheriff's Office and Constable Jason Rector.
The Columbia Police Department investigated a 1-vehicle injury accident on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 12:28amCT.
28-year-old Joshua Ford of Columbia, KY was operating a 2009 Kia Optima traveling north on Jamestown Street. Ford lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway striking a brick head wall, then striking and breaking a utility pole. The impact knocked down live utility lines.
Ford was treated and transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair County EMS. Jamestown Street was shut down until 6:00amCT in order to clear live utility lines that were knocked down as a result of the crash.
The collision was investigated by CPD Officer Drew Conn. He was assisted by Ofc Jamie Cole.
Stephen B. Bernard II, 28 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
Joseph W. Cooper, 19 of Liberty, arrested by Liberty Police for Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500), & Possession of Methamphetamine.
Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
Amy N. Meece, 35 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance (drug unspecified), Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, Burglary-1st Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking-Firearm, Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500), Burglary-3rd Degree, & Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument-2nd Degree.
Bobby J. Inman II, 27 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, DUI-1st Offense, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Driving, Improper Passing, Following Too Closely, Disregarding Traffic Control Device, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License.
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
Hunter M. Morgan, age 32, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Heroin & Drug Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree (Police Officer), Theft by Unlawful Taking, & Burglary-3rd Degree.
Kevin Rocha, age 23, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Department for Trafficking in Cocaine & Marijuana.
Dalia N. Perez, age 23, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Traffickingin Cocaine & Marijuana, & Tampering w/Physical Evidence.
Edgar Sanchez, age 38, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Disregarding a Traffic Light, No Moped Operator's License, & Trafficking in Cocaine & Marijuana.
Ernest Hardy, age 32, arrested by Danville Police for Sodomy-3rd Degree, & Prohibited Use of Electronic Communications to Procure a Peace Officer Posing as a Minor for Sex.
Jason L. Asbury, age 35, arrested by Junction City Police for Criminal Trespassing-2nd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500), Burglary-3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree, & Tampering w/Physical Evidence.
Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
An Adair Co. family lost everything in a house fire last week.
The Columbia Fire Department responded to the fire on Thursday night at 8:30 PM, at 719 Mack Street to property owned by Mark Coomer. Upon firefighters arrival, the home was completely engulfed in flames. The origin is unknown at this time and the home was total loss. There were 20 firemen on the scene for 1 hour.
Vicki Anderson & her 16-year-old grandson Isaac, occupied the home and lost all their belongings. If you have anything you would like to donate to help out this family, please call 270-250-4799.
VICKI - Pants: size 5-7, Tops: Med. to Large, Shoes 8 to 8 1/2
There will be a rally to protest Senate Bill 1, on the Jamestown Street front of the historic Adair County Courthouse on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 3pm-6pmCT. Organizers are requesting all employees affected by SB1 and their pension issues to attend this rally and to wear Red, and to bring signs to support need to say "No" to Senate Bill 1. Similar rallies are being held across the Commonwealth.
The Columbia Fire Department responded to a residential fire on Thursday night at 8:30 PM, at 719 Mack Street to property owned by Mark Coomer. Upon firefighters arrival, the home was completely engulfed in flames. The origin is unknown at this time and the home was total loss. There were 20 firemen on the scene for 1 hour.
Campbellsville Independent Schools will be hosting a Public Forum on School Safety on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6pmET in Hamilton Auditorium adjacent to Campbellsville High School. The event is FREE and open to the public. Local law enforcement and public officials, Campbellsville Board of Education members and Campbellsville elementary, middle and high school staff members will attend the forum. Superintendent Kirby Smith will discuss the District’s safety procedures, including additional measures taken this school year and proposed changes for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information call 270-465-4162.
Four people were arrested on drug & other charges after Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of a possible stolen vehicle located at 145 Snow Lane in Campbellsville on Wednesday afternoon, March 14, 2018.
Upon arrival, officers observed the stolen vehicle in the back of the residence and four persons running out the back door. All four were apprehended a short time later. 29-year-old Dennis Lyons, 29-year-old Martell Briscoe & 21-year-old Angelo Brooks all of Michigan, along with 20-year-old Robert Simpson of North Carolina were arrested for: Trafficking in Heroin, Marijuana and Hydrocodone, Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000, and Fleeing & Evading Police. Lyons was also charged with Burglary 3rd degree and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
According to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, a search of the residence turned up a large amount of heroin, marijuana and hydrocodone along with multiple scales, cutting agents and other paraphernalia. Also found was a large amount of cash and an S-K-S semi-automatic rifle.
Officers with the Taylor Co. Sheriff's Office were assisted by the Campbellsville Police Dept., several KSP Troopers, and "Lily" the TCSO K9 unit.
As of 8:25amCT on Friday, March 16, 2018, the CAUD Boil Water Advisory: Burkesville St & Side RoadsMarch 15, 2018 boil water advisory from the Square to Bomar Heights, any side roads on the left side of Burkesville Street, all side roads off of Tutt Street, all side roads off Bomar Heights, Harvey Street, and S Reed Street 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.
Mt. Eden Road will be closed from East 80, 2/10's of a mile to Yellow Apple Ridge Road. Any access will be from Yellow Apple Ridge Road to S. Hwy 76. The closure is due to reconstruction of the bridge at Cooper Creek. The closure will be April 1, 2018 thru June 15, 2018.
A Taylor County husband & wife are facing multiple counts of Animal Cruelty.
Bobby and Rebecca Phillips, who own a dog breeding business in Campbellsville, KY have been charged with 82-counts of Animal Cruelty. Police allege 82 dogs were left without adequate food, water, shelter, and health needs at the breeder facility.
Taylor County Attorney John Bertram says the allegations being described appear to rise to the level of a potential criminal charge. Bertram quickly called an investigation after hearing the allegations, but then removed himself from the case after learning the identity of the suspects, who he represents through his private practice. A special prosecutor from the Marion County Attorney's office was assigned to the case and filed charges in court.
Bobby Phillips told WHAS11 the breeder business belongs to his wife, Rebecca, and that they've owned the business for more than 30 years and never had any complaints until now. He went on to tell the Louisville TV station that the court will reveal the truth.
The Phillips are scheduled to appear in court on March 26, 2018.
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers from the Public Square to Bomar Heights, any side roads on the left side of Burkesville St., all side roads off of Tutt St., all side roads off Bomar Heights, Harvey St., and S Reed St.
The advisory has been issued due to tying in new water line. 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 three 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.
According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, a Somerset man was arrested on several drug related charges following a traffic stop by deputies, on Tuesday evening, March 13, 2018.
While conducting routine patrol at approximately 11:15 PM Tuesday night, Deputy Brandon Smith observed James Brad Townsend, age 48 of Stevens Drive, Somerset, Kentucky leaving a local motel with a female companion. Deputy Smith recognized Mr. Townsend as an individual who was wanted on a Circuit Court Indictment Warrant for Trafficking in Methamphetamine.
Deputy Smith conducted a traffic stop where he placed Mr. Townsend under arrest for the outstanding warrant. The warrant resulted from an investigation by the Somerset Police Department charging James Brad Townsend with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, (Methamphetamine) and Persistent Felony Offender. The female passenger, who was also questioned by the Deputy, granted permission to search the motel room occupied by her and Mr. Townsend.
The search of the room by deputies and KSP Trooper Adam Childers led to the discovery of 30.3 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Further investigation by Deputy Smith led to a search of another room at the motel. In that room, officers discovered 24.75 grams of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, suboxone, and gabapentin (Neurotin).
James Brad Townsend was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center on the following charges: 1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense, (>2 grams Methamphetamine). 2. Trafficking in Marijuana (Less than 8 ounces), 1st Offense. 3. Possession of Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree-Drug Unspecified. 4. Possession of Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree-Drug Unspecified. 5. Drug Paraphernalia-Buy or Possess.
Restaurants in Russell & Adair counties have recently been contacted by someone posing as a Health Inspector, wanting payment from the restaurants.
According to Lake Cumberland District Health Department Health Director Stewart Spillman, one restaurant in each county has had someone come in claiming to be a heath inspector. The person said they would be coming back, and that the restaurant would have to make a payment to them. Spillman said that if official L.C. District Health Dept. restaurant inspectors come by, they would identify themselves and have an I.D. badge (issued from the health dept.) with a phone number on it in order for restaurant employees to call and verify that the person is actually a Health Inspector. Spillman says the health department usually never asks for payment on-site. The only instance where inspectors may accept payment is if the restaurant had not paid their permit fee and wanted to make the payment to the Health Inspector, but he says that rarely ever happens.
Restaurants are urged to report any suspicious incidents to the Lake Cumberland District Health Dept., or to local authorities.
The Adair County School Board's Regular Monthly Meeting will be Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 6pmCT at the Adair County Board of Education building in the Conference Room at 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.
***Adair County High School will open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance***
Meeting will be called to order
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Consent Agenda
Approval of Minutes of February 13, 2018
Approval of Treasurer's Report
Approval of Payment of Bills
Approval to Waive Fees for Use of Adair County High School and Adair County Elementary School for an Outdoor Expo
Approval to Waive Fees for Use of Adair County Elementary School for an Farm, Home, and Garden Expo
Approval 09.425 AP Policy Revisions
Acknowledgement of Personnel Action
Approval of Monthly Financial Statements - Renae Smith
Buildings and Grounds Update - David Jones
Approval of 2017-2018 Audit Contract with Mike Jones, Mather & Company - Renae Smith
Approval of Revised 2017-2018 School Calendar - Robbie Harmon