Local News: August 22, 2016


An appeal against a ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by Chris Coomer and others against the Adair County Board of Elections was not filed in time to meet filing guidlines. 

The original suit, filed by Coomer and three other Adair County residents, claimed the Wet/Dry Election was held too close to the Republican Cacus. Adair Circuit Judge Judy Vance dismissed the lawsuit on July 14, 2016.

Coomer's attorney, David Nunery, filed an appeal on Augst 11, 2016--28 days after the case dismissal.

Kentucky statute requires strict guidlines that must be accomplished wihtin 10 days after entry of the judgemnt:
1. The notice of appeal must be filed
2. A supersedeas bond executed
3. The Circuit Court record filed in the filed in the Court of Appeals

Failure to comply with the statute requires dismissal.

Coomer's attorney did not file notice of appeal within the 10 day time frame and the record has not been received by the Circuit Court Clerk. Furthermore, the Court is not aware of whether a supersedeas bond has or has not been filed within the 10 day time frame.

The appellants must show cause by August 28, 2016 as to why the appeal should not be dismissed due to failure to comply with the statute. If not, the case will be dismissed.




32 year old Margarito Segura of Campbellsville was traveling on Meadow Creek Rd. Segura dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway and over corrected causing the 1955 GMC SUV to cross both lanes of travel and strike a tree head on. Segura was transported by CTCEMS to Taylor Regional Hospital with a possible broken leg. Deputy Branden Wilson was on scene. 



On August 19th, the Adair County Sheriffs Office responded to a 2-vehicle auto accident at the intersection of KY 55 S and HWY 704. 

21 year old Sierra Miller of Columbia was operating a 1996 Toyota Camry traveling North on HWY 704 and failed to stop at a stop sign, traveling onto HWY 55 S striking another vehicle operated by 26 year old Jessica Murphy of Columbia.

4 passengers were in the Murphy vehicle: Derrick, Kevin, Tyler, and Seth Murphy all of Columbia. All subjects involved were treated on the scene by Adair County EMS and transported to TJ Health Hospital for injuries sustained. 

Deputy Hitch is the investigating Officer. He was assisted on the scene by Columbia Police Department officers and other Emergency personnel.



The 2016 Mark Twain Pre-Season Exhibition, hosted by the ACHS marching band, will be held this Saturday, August 27 at Indian Field. Gate admission is $8.00 with a total of 18 bands scheduled to perform.