Local News: August 29, 2016

Russell County Coroner's Office and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are conducting an investigation into the death of a 64 year old man which occurred at the Lake Cumberland State Dock, Jamestown, KY. The name is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. He was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained when falling in the water and striking an operating boat propeller on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:27 PM CST by Russell County Coroner, Michael Reynolds. An autopsy is scheduled to be completed at the Kentucky State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort, KY. Russell County EMS, Kentucky State Police, and Jamestown Fire Department assisted at the scene. Both agencies are still conducting a joint investigation. Further information will be provided at a later date. 

Just before 10:00 p.m. Friday (August 26) members of the Russell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky State Police and Russell County EMS responded to a reported shooting at 595 Little Clifty Road, approximately 3 miles west of Russell Springs. 
Upon arrival of first-responders, the body of Montie Hale Pendleton, 66, of Dunnville, was laying in the driveway. Montie Pendleton had been shot once in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene by Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Coots. 
The victim's son, Eric Wayne Pendleton, 39, of Russell Springs, was arrested for murder and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. 
An autopsy will be preformed on the body of Montie Pendleton at the state medical examiner;s office in Frankfort.
The investigation is continuing by the Russell County Coroner's office, Russell County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police. 
Students in the Adair County School system will be let out early every Friday, at 1 p.m., starting next week and continuing through April. 
Early release Fridays provide teachers--who will stay at school until 3 p.m.--with an opportunity to plan, work on their curriculum, collaborate with other teachers, and implement new educational strategies based on data. Students may stay at school if they wish, but bus transportation will not be provided after 1 p.m.
"If students are having difficulty in a subject or just need to catch up on some work, they can stay and use that time if they want to or if their parents want the to," Director of Pupil Personnel Robbie Harmon says. "Parents in that situation should contact their student's school for more details."
A two vehicle, head-on collision Friday morning sent two persons to area hospital.
Deputy Evan Burton's preliminary investigation determined that a 2006 Ford Escape operated by Robin Doss, 41, of Russell Springs, was on the wrong side of the roadway and struck head-on a 1998 Chevrolet truck being operated by Jarrod Hadley, 29, of Jamestown. 
The wreck occurred at 7:30 a.m. on Wooldridge School Rd., about four miles south of Jamestown. 
Deputy Burton located Doss in a nearby wooded area after she attempted to flee the accident scene. 
Doss was transported by Russell County EMS to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset for treatment of a fractured ankle and other possible injuries.
Hadley was taken by private vehicle to the Russell County Hospital for examination and treatment.
Deputy Burton's investigation is continuing. Criminal charges against Doss are forthcoming. 
Taylor County Sheriff Department investigated a one vehicle accident, about a mile down Cave Road off HWY 289. A black GMC pickup, driven by Ronald Curry, 24, of Campbellsville was traveling West bound on Cave Road when he lost control and failed to negotiate a curve, resulting in him leaving the roadway and striking a tree. Curry was entrapped and removed from the vehicle by EMS. He was drove to a near by location and Airlifted out with head, chest, and leg injuries. His status is unknown at this time. Speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors in the accident. 
Taylor County Sheriff Department investigated a one vehicle accident, which occurred on Stoner Creek Road. As the  vehicle rounded a curve, the Stewart reported the steering assembly malfunctioned. Stewart crossed over the east bound lane, made contact with a guard rail and overturned. Stewart was treated at the scene by Taylor County EMS and was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for additional treatment for possible head and neck injuries. Her condition is unknown at this time.