LOCAL NEWS

Dec. 16, 2016

 
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY  ADAIR CIRCUIT
COURT GRAND JURY REPORT OF DEC. 2, 2106

Bethany Popplewell 289 B Goodin Rd. Columbia, KY 42728
Count 1 Trafficking in marijuana, more than 5 pounds
Count 2 Fleeing or evading police in the 2nd degree

Amber Joseph 227 N Bramlett St. Columbia, KY 42728
Count 1 Criminal Possession of a forged instrument, 
second degree

Joseph Murrell Address unknown
Count 1 Receiving stolen property(firearm)
Count 2 Criminal possession of a forged 
instrument, second degree
Count 3 Criminal possession of a forged 
instrument second degree

Tyler Stapleton address unknown
Count 1 Theft by unlawful taking or despoistion
$500 or more but less than $10,000

Larry West 345 N Bramlett St. Columbia, KY 42728
Assault in the second degree

Miranda Kelly address unknown
Count 1 Criminal possession of a forged instrument,
second degree

Travis Crew 289 B Goodin Rd. Columbia, KY 42728
Count 1 Trafficking in marijuana, more than 5 pounds
second offens
Count 2 Fleeing and evading police in the 2nd degree
Count 3 Persistant felony offender in the 2nd degree

WAIN reminds our viewers and listeners that and indictment
is a legal accusation and the person is innocent until proven
guilty. 

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FATAL COLLISION INVOLVES VAN VS GRAIN TRUCK

Bowling Green, KY (December 15, 2016) Kentucky
State Police responded to a  2 vehicle  collision on
Interstate 65 at the 22 mile marker in Bowling Green
today at 11:13 a.m.  involving a Commercial Motor
Vehicle and a Dodge Caravan.
The preliminary investigation indicated that 35-year
old Steaven May of Morgantown was operating a 1999
Dodge caravan South on Scottsville Road.  May was
making a right hand turn onto the on ramp to Interstate
65 traveling south when he continued straight through
the grass gore.  May traveled into the slow lane on the
interstate into the path of a 1999 Peterbilt being operated
by 51-year old David Hancock of Greensburg.  Hancock’s
vehicle then overturned spilling the trailer load of corn
blocking all three lanes of I-65.  The interstate was closed
for 5 hours while crews investigated the collision. 
May was pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren
County Coroner.  May was not wearing his seat belt at
the time of the collision.  Hancock was wearing his seat
belt and was not injured.
Sr. Ofc. Chris Duke is investigating the collision and was
assisted on scene by Sgt. Randy Honeycutt, Sr. Ofc.
Jason Sydnor, Troopers from Post 3 Bowling Green,
Warren Co. Sheriff’s Office, Coroner’s Office, Alvaton
Fire Department and MedCom EMS.  No other details
are available for release at this time.
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. 
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HEART FELT THANKS FROM ACHS
Students and staff at Adair County High School wishes to
thank the community and local businesses for their generous
and heartfelt support of the school's 12 Days of Christmas
program.  Students were thrilled to receive the unexpected
gifts!  The entire district salutes our partners in the community
for their continued and dedicated support of our students.
 
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TROOPER RECOGNIZED BY LOCAL EMS
Liberty, Ky. (December 16, 2016) – Tpr. Adam Likins has
been recognized by the Casey County Emergency Medical
Service for "service to the community that was above and
beyond the call of duty", according to EMS director, Malcolm
Miller.  Miller stated that on June 25, 2016 Tpr. Likins
responded with EMS to a call of a man down.  Tpr. Likins
assisted the crew with equipment and climbed into the back
of the ambulance to assist the crew with CPR and transportation
of the patient to the hospital.  He added that on September 29,
2016, Tpr. Likins was on the scene was a lost child was found
and that Likins rode with the child in the back of the ambulance
to the hospital and stayed with the child until the family arrived.  
 
Miller went on to say that "Tpr. Likins is obviously in the business
to help his fellow man and to serve the community."  Tpr. Likins
is an 8 year veteran of the Kentucky State Police and is assigned
to Post 15 in Columbia.  
 
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CRAM THE CRUISER
Students from the Green County Elementary school participated
in this years Post 15 Cram the Cruiser efforts.  Over 4000 pounds
of food were collected from area schools.  Post 15 collected and
contributed over 11,000 pounds to this years event.  Cram the
Cruiser is an annual food drive that the Kentucky State Police
promotes throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Last year,
a total of nearly 250,000 pounds of food was collected throughout
the state and distributed to local families and food banks.  
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Dec. 15 Mark Twain Shrine Club donated motorizes wheelchair

Christmas came early for Adair County Primary Center
second grader Kayleigh McClister Wednesday when the
Mark Twain Shrine Club visited the school and presented
her with a new, motorized wheelchair. 
“We try to let the schools know, both here in Adair County
and also in Taylor and Russell County, that if a kid needs
something, that’s what we do,” says Shrine Club member
Robert Flowers, who also serves as treasurer of Kosair
Charities.  “We have here today a young lady who needs
a motorized wheelchair.  That’s our mission, to help in
whatever way we can.”
McClister appeared genuinely surprised at the gesture,
and her classmates showed as much excitement as the
gift’s recipient.  McClister’s mother, Samantha Smith,
says she was brought to tears when she learned of the
donation.  “It means a lot, so much,” Smith says.  “It’s
going to help her in so many ways – she’ll be able to do
a lot more now, play outside a lot more.”
The Mark Twain Shrine Club is an affiliate of Kosair
Charities and the Kosair Shrine Club.  The wheelchair
was the fourth the club has donated this year in its
three-county area of service.  Others at the presentation
Wednesday included McClister’s teacher, Angie Hixson;
her aide, Violet Graves; ACPC Principal Patty Jones;
Special Education and Preschool Coordinator Anita Goode;
Shrine Club member Randy Bush; and Shrine Club
President J.C. Denny.

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Dec. 14 Drunk driver arrest

Burkesville, Ky. (December 14, 2016) – 55-year-old
Danny Button, of Park City, was arrested on Tuesday,
December 13th, 2016  at approximately 5:30 PM CST
following a pursuit on KY 90 that ended in a private
drive just off of KY 90 in Cumberland County.  Metcalfe
County dispatch received a complaint of a suspected
drunk driver headed east on KY 90 operating a 1997
Chevy Lumina.  A Metcalfe County Deputy attempted
to stop the vehicle in Summer Shade, resulting in a
pursuit that continued east on KY 90.  Troopers assisted
in the pursuit and a tire deflation device was deployed
in the area of Marrowbone causing damage to all 4 tires
of the suspect vehicle.  The driver made an attempt to
turn around in a private drive, off of KY 90, striking 2
police cars, but was unsuccessful.  Button was then
removed from the vehicle and arrested without incident.
Button was charged with Speeding, Operating a Motor
Vehicle Under the Influence 1
st offense, Reckless Driving,
Fleeing or Evading Police 1
st degree, 4 counts of Wanton
Endangerment 1
st degree – Police Officer, Wanton
Endangerment 1
st Degree, 3 counts of Criminal Mischief
1
st Degree and Resisting Arrest.  He was lodged in the
Adair County Jail.  Master Trooper Bobby Maxwell is
investigating. 
 
 
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December 14, 2016

Greensburg, Ky. (December 13, 2016) – 57-year-old Debra Caldwell, of Greensburg, was arrested today at 2:22 PM CST at her residence on Edmonton Road in Green County.  She was charged with Cultivating Marijuana (5 plants or more) 1st offense, Trafficking in Marijuana (more than 5 pounds) 1st offense and Possession of drug paraphernalia.  Investigators recovered approximately 30 pounds of Marijuana, grow lights and other paraphernalia after following up on a complaint of an indoor marijuana growing operation at the residence.  Caldwell was lodged in the Taylor county detention center.  Tpr. Charles Hedgespeth is investigating.  
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Burkesville, Ky. (December 14, 2016) – 55-year-old Danny Button, of Park City, was arrested on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016  at approximately 5:30 PM CST following a pursuit on KY 90 that ended in a private drive just off of KY 90 in Cumberland County.  Metcalfe County dispatch received a complaint of a suspected drunk driver headed east on KY 90 operating a 1997 Chevy Lumina.  A Metcalfe County Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle in Summer Shade, resulting in a pursuit that continued east on KY 90.  Troopers assisted in the pursuit and a tire deflation device was deployed in the area of Marrowbone causing damage to all 4 tires of the suspect vehicle.  The driver made an attempt to turn around in a private drive, off of KY 90, striking 2 police cars, but was unsuccessful.  Button was then removed from the vehicle and arrested without incident.Button was charged with Speeding, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 1st offense, Reckless Driving, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree, 4 counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree – Police Officer, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, 3 counts of Criminal Mischief 1st Degree and Resisting Arrest.  He was lodged in the Adair County Jail.  Master Trooper Bobby Maxwell is investigating

Dec. 13 Max Wise visits ACES

STATE SENATOR VISITS FIFTH GRADERS AT ACES
Sen. Max Wise talks about importance of citizen
participation in government
Kentucky District 15 Sen. Max Wise visited with Adair
County Elementary School fifth grade students Monday
morning, Dec. 5, to talk about his job, how government
operates, and the various roles of local, state, and federal
government in students’ daily lives.
To reinforce the concepts, Wise showed a video titled
“Citizen Brain” The short production focused on the
importance of citizen participation in government,
representation at the different levels of government,
and the types of issues that are handled at the national,
state, and local ranks.  Another important topic was the
use of compromise among lawmakers.  Wise also urged
students to communicate with their legislators when they
are voting age via email, phone call, text, or social media
to show their concerns about issues.
Student were engaged throughout Wise’s speech and
the Adair County School District thanks him for his
willingness to come speak to students.

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