Russell County, KY (March 22, 2019) - On March 21st, 2019 at approximately 7:20pmCT, KSP Trooper Billy Begley, along with officers from the Russell Springs Police Department, responded to a residence on Hwy E 80 to attempt to execute a probation violation warrant on 22-year-old Kirk Caudill of Russell Springs. As Trooper Begley entered the residence, Caudill became combative and attempted to flee. Caudill was arrested and charged with assault 3rd, resisting arrest, wanton endangerment 2nd degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia in addition to the probation violation warrants. Caudill was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
RUSSELL COUNTY ARRESTS
- Courtney Gray, 25, R.S. - arrested by the RSPD early this morning (Friday) for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & Resisting Arrest
- Joey Lynn Popplewell, 39, R.S. - arrested early this morning (Friday) by the RSPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Resisting Arrest; & 3 counts of Contempt of Court
- Kirk Caudill Logan, 22, R.S. - arrested Thursday evening by the RSPD for Assault, 3rd degree (Police or Probation Officer); Resisting Arrest; Wanton Endangerment; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & 2 counts of Contempt of Court
ADAIR COUNTY ARRESTS
- Joseph Trumpis, 40, Columbia - arrested overnight by the ACSO for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; & served a Bench Warrant for Court
- Lonnie Maynard, 58, Columbia - arrested Thursday night by KSP for DUI & Careless Driving
- Joshua Humphrey, 25, Columbia - arrested by KSP on Thursday for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia & Failure to Appear
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – United States District Court Chief Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced, Campbellsville, Kentucky, attorney, Danny Butler, to 8 years in federal prison followed by 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $1,293,072.84 in restitution for a scheme to obtain money from clients of his legal practice, by means of misappropriating funds, in order to pay personal expenses including gambling losses, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.
“Lawyers have a solemn duty to protect their clients’ interests and at a minimum, be trustworthy,” stated U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman. “Danny Butler abandoned these principles and will pay a steep price.”
Butler was indicted on November 15, 2017. According to a sentencing memo before the Court, from August 2009 through October 2016, Butler used his position as an attorney to steal funds from his clients causing a loss of over $1.2 million dollars to his client victims who were a combination of estate and general civil law practice clients.
During the period of the theft, Butler incurred approximately $1.5 million in gambling losses. Butler used the stolen money to fund his gambling habits as well as to fund payments to other clients in a “Ponzi” type fashion. Butler used the theft from his clients to fund an extravagant lifestyle.
Butler misappropriated funds from the following clients:
· Approximately $148,106 from the estate of L.A.;
· Approximately $29,987.07 from the estate of L.P.;
· Approximately $401,500 from the representation of B.M.;
· Approximately $50,000 from the representation of D.M.;
· Approximately $50,000 from the estate of D.B.;
· Approximately $90,000 from the representation of J.R.B.;
· Approximately $90,000 from the estate of E.U.;
· Approximately $25,000 from the estate of E.M.;
· Approximately $59,000 from the representation of J.W.S.;
· Approximately $25,000 for the representation of E.S.; and
· Approximately $125,000 from the estate of L.P.M.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Bryan Calhoun and Nicole Elver, and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
- Casey County Court Security Officer Roger Vaughn arrested Michelle Ann Perry, 28, of Liberty Manor, on a bench warrant of failure to pay court costs, fees, or fines on charges of permitting unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree (drug unspecified).
- Using information received from their anonymous tip line, Sheriff Chad Weddle, Liberty Police Chief Steven Garrett, and Constable Darrin Wesley arrested Belinda Spears, 38, of Liberty Manor. Spears was arrested on a bench warrant for failure to appear on charges of drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender, and trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense.
- Also arrested was Bethany M. Roberts, 24, of Liberty Manor for hindering prosecution or apprehension 2nd degree.
- Casey Sheriff's Deputy Robin Lynn served an indictment warrant and a bench warrant on Gregory Warren Atwood, 32, of Jackie Dr. Atwood was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense and drug paraphernalia. Atwood was also served a bench warrant for failure to appear on 2 counts of theft by deception-include cold checks under $500.
- Amanda J. Lay, 40 of Dunnville, arrested by Liberty Police Chief Garrett for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/2nd Offense (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance.
Lodged in the Casey County Jail.
- Jesse E. Ginter, 30 of Morehead, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, No Registration Plates, No Insurance-2nd Offense, & Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License.
- David W. Lloyd, 31 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Identity Theft, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
- William D. Duncan, 46 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI-2nd Offense.
Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.
- Courtney Gray, 25 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Controlled Subtance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Resisting Arrest.
- Joey L. Popplewell, 39 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, & 3 counts of Contempt of Court.
- Kirk l. Caudill, 22 of Russell Springs, arrested by Russell Springs Police for Assault-3rd Degree (Police Officer), Resisting Arrest, Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree (Police Officer), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Probation Violation (Felony Offense), & 2 counts of Contempt of Court.
Lodged in the Russell County Jail.
- Antonio L. Palmer, 47 of Danville, arrested by Lancaster Police for Burglary-1st Degree, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Interference with an Officer, & Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.
- Brittany N. Robbins, 29 of Liberty, arrested by Casey County Deputy Brown for Robbery-1st Degree.
Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Adair County School System has a new employee.... "Annie", a canine narcotics specialist. The Adair Co. School Board met on Thursday evening, March 23, 2019 and introduced "Annie". Jim Leib has details.....
Summer Shade, KY (March 21, 2019) - Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle injury collision today (Thursday) 4 miles East of Summer Shade on KY90 at 8:52amCT.
Preliminary investigation indicates 26-year-old Sabrina Heaton of Burkesville was operating a 2013 Dodge when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a guardrail. Heaton then crossed the roadway, running off the road striking an embankment and a tree. Heaton was transported to TJ Samson Hospital by the Metcalfe County EMS with non-life threatening injuries. Heaton was wearing her seat belt at the time of the collision
Senior Officer Casey Tooley is investigating and was assisted on scene by the Metcalfe County Fire, EMS and Sheriff’s Office.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555). Citizens can call to confidentially report impair drivers or any criminal activity. You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for IPhone, IPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple or Google Play stores. Download the KSP mobile app by searching “KSPOLICE” in the app store and you can also follow along on twitter @KYStatePolice.
The Central Ky Blood Center is hosting a Blood Drive today at the Casey County Extension Office on South Hwy 127. Mandy is an organizer with the Blood Center...
Again that blood drive goes until 6pm this evening at the Extension Office.
- On Wednesday, Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle, assisted by the Casey County Sheriff Dept-Liberty PD Drug Interdiction Team, arrested Joseph Garry Rowland, 41, of W KY 70 during a traffic stop on KY 206. Rowland was arrested for speeding 11 mph over limit, driving on suspended or revoked operator license, no insurance, and DUI-3rd offense.
- On Tuesday, Casey County Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard, Deputy Tim Pierce and KSP Tpr. Billy Begley conducted a traffic stop on US 127 north of Liberty. Sheriff’s K9 Ronnie alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Justin Brown of Liberty was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of a controlled substance 2nd and 3rd degree and drug paraphernalia along with several traffic violations. Gregory Atwood was arrested for possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree and drug paraphernalia.
- Also Tuesday, Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard and Deputy Tim Pierce arrested Ethan Whited of Liberty on an indictment warrant for possession of a controlled substance (meth) and drug paraphernalia.
Other arrests over the last 24 hours...
- Jacob T. Brewer, 29 of Liberty, arrested by Deputy Geoff Brown with Casey County Sheriff's Office for Driving on a DUI Suspended Operator's License-2nd Offense.
Lodged in the Casey County Jail.
- Brittany R. Cassidy, 24 of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for One Headlight, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Failure to Wear SEat Belts, DUI-2nd Offense, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
- Thomas L. Albery, 30 of Somerset, arrested by KSP for DUI, No Registration Receipt, No Insurance, No Operator's License, License to be In Possession, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Failure to Notify DOT of an Address Change, Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines, Failure to Appear, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
- Thomas J. Arthur, 32 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
- Joseph M. Hatterman, 28 of Burnside, arrested by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, & Non-Payment of Court Costs/Fees/Fines.
Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.
- Franklin Aguiar, age 43, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Assault-4th Degree (Domestic Violence), Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, & Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.
- Timothy L. Poynter, age 44, arrested by Danville Police for Theft by Unlawful Taking/Shoplifting (under $500), Burglary-3rd Degree, & Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree.
- James A. Holloway, age 34, arrested by Harrodsburg Police for Receiving Stolen Property (over $10,000).
Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.
- Richard Jonson, 43 of Crab Orchard, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for DUI (Aggravated Circumstance), No Operator's License, & Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree.
- Paul D. Brown, 40 of Lancaster, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500), Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Receiving Stolen Property (under $10,000).
Lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Adair County School Board will meet for a regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:00pmCT at the Board of Education Conference Room.
**Meeting called to order**
***ACHS students will open the meeting with the Pledge of Pledge of Allegiance***
**Recognition of Jerry Dale Sneed, Veteran**
1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
4. APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT
5. APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF BILLS
6. APPROVAL OF MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA) WITH SCC
7. APPROVAL OF MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA) WITH MIDWAY UNIVERSITY
8. APPROVAL TO WAIVE FEES FOR USE OF ACHS & ACES FOR OUTDOOR EXPO
9. APPROVAL TO WAIVE FEES FOR USE OF ACMS GYM FOR A FUNDRAISER
10. APPROVAL OF BG-5 ON ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL RE-ROOF PROJECT
11. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION
12. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
13. RECOGNITION OF NEW NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHERS
14. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
15. PUBLIC COMMENTS
16. APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Renae Smith
17. BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS UPDATE – David Jones
RUSSELL CO. ARRESTS
- Brittany N Holt, 28, Windsor - arrested Tuesday by the RSPD for Poss of Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Poss of Drug Paraphernalia; Poss of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense (Opiates); & Contempt of Court
- Justin W. Hile, 32, Russell Springs - arrested Tuesday by KSP for Driving on a DUI Suspended License, 1st offense; Failure to Maintain Required Insurance; Possessing a License when Privileges are Revoked; & Failure to Surrender Revoked Operators License
- Lonnie M Turner, 39, Russell Springs - arrested on Tuesday by the RSPD for Failure to Appear; Probation Violation (for a Felony Offense); & served a Parole Violation Bench Warrant
- Frederick C. Katon, 25, Russell Springs - arrested early Wednesday morning by the RSPD for Contempt of Court; & Failure to Appear
- Christopher S. Hadley, 24, Columbia - arrested by Probation & Parole on Tuesday for non-payment of Court Costs, Fees or Fines
- Jillian Underwood, 34, Campbellsville - arrested by Campbellsville Police Dept. for Criminal Mischief, 1st degree
- Tony Lowhorn, 34, Albany arrested by KSP for Possession of Marijuana, Failure to Wear Seatbelt, & served a Parole Violation warrant?
Lodged in the Russell County Jail
ADAIR CO. ARRESTS
- Richard P. Baldwin, 28, Columbia - arrested by the ACSO for Flagrant Non-support
Lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail
Snake Creek Road in Adair County, KY is now OPEN. Water is no longer over the road and bridge. Water is still close to the road so please continue to use caution in this area.
L. Hancock Rd. was first reported to be reopened on Thursday, March 21, 2019 but work is taking longer than expected and this road will be closed until Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
A Marion County man arrested for the Rape of a minor, Burglary & other charges.
On March 11, 2019 at 5:33pmET, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, assisted by Marion County sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police, executed a search warrant at a residence in Raywick, KY where several electronic devices were seized and arrested Charles Spurlock III, charging him on an arrest warrant with Rape 1st Degree (victim 14 years old), Burglary 2nd Degree, and Use of a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance.
The charges came after an investigation of a complaint that Mr. Spurlock forced his way into a residence in Campbellsville, KY earlier this year and sexually assaulted a 14 year old female and used a cellphone to video the crime.
Spurlock was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center and bond was set at $1000,000.00 cash.
On Tuesday, Casey County Sheriff's Office, Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard arrested Jesse Galloway, 25, of Liberty. Mr. Galloway was arrested on 2 indictment warrants for trafficking in a controlled substance, persistent felony offender, promoting contraband, possession of a controlled substance (meth) and tampering with physical evidence.
Also Tuesday, Sheriff Chad Weddle, Chief Deputy Bryan Shepard and Deputies Geoff Brown and Jayson Grider arrested James Terry, 33, of Liberty on Jackie Drive. Mr. Terry was arrested on a warrant for theft, probation violation, flagrant non support and assault 4th domestic violence.
Sheriff Chad Weddle served an indictment warrant on Rabecca J. Hobbs, 40, of A. Cox Rd. Hobbs was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia.
Deputy Tim Pierce served Rachel L. Woodrum, 31, of Butcher St an indictment warrant on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.
Liberty Vol. Fire Fighters responded to the call of a house fire just after midnight on Tuesday. Upon arrival to the scene on Beldon Ave,, flames were showing from the structure. Fire personnel encountered heavy fire coming from the front of the home. They made a quick attack and knocked down the fire.
12 Fire fighters were on scene for approximately 5 hours, with two engines and the Chief's vehicle responding to the scene.
No injuries were reported.
Ronnie Frank Parton, 42 of Liberty: possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/3rd offense (methamphetamine), & possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Billy Joel Miracle, 34 of Stanford: possession of controlled substance 1st-degree (methamphetamine) & possession of drug paraphernalia.
Gregory S. Crew, 40 of Liberty: trafficking in a controlled substance first-degree (methamphetamine).
Rachel Lynn Woodrum, 31 of Liberty: possession of controlled substance 1st degree/3rd offense (methamphetamine), & possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Rebecca Jean Hobbs, 40 of Elkhorn; Ethan C. Whited, 28 of Stanford; & Warren G. Atwood, 32 of Liberty: possession of a controlled substance 1st degree/3rd offense (methamphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jessie D Galloway, 25 of Liberty: promoting contraband-1st degree, tampering with physical evidence, possession of controlled substance 1st degree/3rd offense methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance 2nd-degree (buprenorphine), Trafficking in a controlled substance-2nd degree (drug unspecified), and multiple counts of being a persistent felony offender-1st degree.
Zachary Timothy Cochran, 29 of Liberty: trafficking in a controlled substance 2nd-degree (drug unspecified), being a persistent felony offender-1st degree, & promoting contraband-1st degree.
An indictment is only a legal accusation, not an indicator of guilt.
The Liberty City Council held a special called meeting yesterday. On the agenda was a discussion about garbage collection.
A representative from Republic Waste, Mr. Greg Butler, addressed the council concerning a bid for privatized collections of municipal & commercial waste in the city limits...
Republic currently handles garbage collections in Danville, Stanford and other neighboring communities. The city of Liberty just recently purchased a brand new garbage truck and new garbage cans for the city, which would hopefully be purchased by Republic waste. The council took no action, as they are required to advertise for bids.
A special committee was formed to discuss flood mitigation options. That committee will be made up of three city council members including Richard Montgomery, Carla Turner, and Micah Meece, as well as other members from the Tourism Commission and local business owners. The group will look at options submitted by the US Army Corps of Engineers to try and determine a course of action and submit that to the Corps for cost analysis.
As of 9:23amCT on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 the Boil Water Advisory for Columbia-Adair Utilities District customers on Tutt Street, Bomar Heights and all side roads in between, Willis Street, & Loy Street 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.
The Russell County Sheriffs Office will have its 1st public meeting on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 6:00pmCT at the old Russell County Courthouse in the circuit court room. Topics to be discussed include: the county's drug problem, school safety, and church security. Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston & Deputies will be on hand to answer any questions the public has.
Sheriff Polston will be a guest on the WAVE Morning Show this Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 7:45am to tell us more about the upcoming meeting.
The Russell Springs City Council held a special called meeting on Monday morning. The only item on the agenda was 2nd reading of ordinance 2019-01, amendments to the city’s alcohol beverage control ordinance, which establishes guidelines regarding Sunday alcohol sales in city limits. The ordinance passed 4 to 2, which means alcohol can be purchased by the drink on Sunday's from 1pm to midnight. Council members Larry Skaggs, David Blakey & Tommy Holt voted in favor of the ABC ordinance; Ricky Barnes & Timmy Hudson voted “NO”; Council member Sherry Daniel abstained from voting, therefore her vote went with the majority.
Deputy Geoff Brown with the Casey County Sheriff's Office responded to a 2-vehicle accident last Wednesday.
It happened shortly before 10amET, about 6 miles South of Liberty on Highway 127. The accident report says 69 year old Nancy Luttrell of Liberty, KY was attempting a left turn from Robin Drive onto South 127 and collided with a 2006 Toyota Tundra pickup, operated by 51 year old Donnie Sharp of Nancy, KY as he pulling from a grocery store parking lot, heading North on 127. There was moderate damage to both vehicles, but no injuries reported.