LOCAL NEWS

April 14, 2017

The Adair County Fire Department responded to the 51 mm on
the Cumberland Parkway on Thursday night to find an abandoned
2000 Dodge totally engulfed in fire.  There were 9 firemen on the
scene for about 30 minutes.  


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Adair County Road Foreman Terry Corbin would like to notify the
public that, weather permitting, the demolition on Barnett's Creek
Bridge will begin Monday, April 17. The road will be closed
approximately 1000 ft.

from the junction of Scott Hill Road and Barnett's Creek Rd. There
will be no thru-traffic permitted due to the closure of the bridge

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April 13, 2017

ACHS HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENTS IMPRESS AT STATE COMPETITION
Participating students perform real-world tasks in professional setting
By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools
Five Adair County High School students in the Health Sciences career
pathway competed March 16-18, 2017 at the state HOSA-Future Health
Professionals conference in Louisville.  Going against more than 1,400
students from across Kentucky, the Adair County delegation impressed,
performing well in several disciplines and earning one top-five finish.
“There’s a lot of work and a lot of preparation that goes into it,” says
health sciences teacher and HOSA sponsor Jennifer Carter.  “They had to
work and fundraise just to get there, so they’ve got skin in the game. 
I was very proud of them.”
The participating students included three seniors (Christina Hayden,
Hayley Reynolds, and Ch’Dara Wheat) and two sophomores
(Tori Kimbler and Leevin Smith).  Hayden, competing against almost
30 students in the home health aide discipline, finished fourth.  She
was given a scenario with three objectives to complete while an
evaluator observed and rated her performance. 
“It felt like I was in a real-life situation,” Hayden explains.  “It’s more
like how doing that job in the real world would be.”
The other students say they gained valuable knowledge about their
prospective work environments as well.  “It was something I had
never done before,” Wheat says.  “It was a really good experience
and I feel like I learned a lot.”
This is the second consecutive year ACHS has competed at the
conference.  Carter says the experience helps students understand
the professionalism and dedication required of a healthcare worker. 
“It’s a good opportunity for them to network with others in the field
and a good opportunity to learn in that type of professional setting,”
Carter says.  “It’s different from being in a classroom and I think they
all benefited from being able to go.”

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Acpc:  The Adair County Primary Center STLP team members are,
from left: 
Coordinator Laura Marcum, Sofia Coleman, Jasper Kemp,
Lilly Myers, Alayna Marcum,
Addie Baker, and Gabe Coleman.

ACPC Team Placed in the Top 10
 
STLP TEAMS COMPETE AT STATE
Adair County Primary Center finishes in top 10 with popular YouTube video
 
By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools
 
The Adair County School District sent four teams – one from each
school – to the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) state
competition Wednesday at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.  All four schools
gave impressive presentations, and Adair County Primary Center’s
project earned a top-10 finish out of more than 578 entries.
 
“It was an exciting day for our district,” says district network
engineer-administrator Jason Rector, who joined the teams on the trip. 
“All four schools were well-represented and I believe we have some of
the most innovative and creative thinking students around.  Their hard
work toward the projects showcased that.”
 
ACPC presented a YouTube video, “12 Easy Ways to Save the Planet”
which was written, directed, and produced by students and featured
simple conservation ideas.  Thus far, the video has been viewed almost
1,700 times and has received comments online from viewers in 41 states
and 17 different countries.
 
“Our kids were excited and we were extremely close to going to
nationals in Texas,” says ACPC’s STLP coordinator Laura Marcum. 
“I absolutely loved watching our second graders talk to adults and
other students about their project.  It was so much fun watching our
students when they found out they had made it to Level 3, which
meant they would get an award.”
 
Marcum believes the video will continue to make an impact on students
and adults alike.  “I feel like our video will continue to be used,” Marcum
says.  “By having it posted on YouTube it can be accessed when people
type in words related to the title in the search box.  One teacher told us
that she was planning to use our video in her class on Earth Day.”
 
Students participating in the competition Wednesday included, from ACPC:
  Addie Baker, Gabe Coleman, Sofia Coleman, Jasper Kemp, Alayna Marcum,
and Lilly Myers. From ACES:  Brody Blair, Abby Claywell, Jack Fishback,
Dillon Godsey-England, Rylee Godsey-England, Jordan Grider, Malakai Horton,
and Mason Horton.  From ACMS:  Ian Grant, Hayden Hancock, Coleton Wall,
and Chad Wiley.  From ACHS:  Trevor Cowan, Katherine Curry, Sara Dunbar,
Chloe Hixson, Maddie Loy, Tyler Miller, Roberto Ramirez, and Erwin Ruczienski. 
Coordinators in attendance included Marcum (ACPC), Sarah Dean (ACES),
Adam Cox (ACMS), Katie Curry (ACHS), and Jenny Myers (ACHS).

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April 11, 2017

BOIL WATER ADVISORY

Date Issued: 4/11/17

Time Issues: 7:30 am

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair
Utilities District starting at Hanley Ln., 703-1203 Jamestown St., Carrie
Bolin Dr., Office Park Dr., Hurt St., Willis St., Rule St., Jessie St., Orvis
Grider Dr., and Gaston Ave.

The advisory has been issued due to main line leak.

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, bring
the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

The 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.

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Cumberland County injury collision 
Burkesville, Ky. (April 11, 2017) Tpr. David Long is investigating
a collision that occurred on April 4th, 2017 at 6:20 PM CST at he
junction of KY 1880 and KY 90, 1 mile east of Burkesville.  33-year-old
Jeremy Cooksey, of Burkesville, was operating a northbound 1987
German Emergency Products Fire Truck on KY 1880 when a southbound
Ford truck entered the northbound lane.  Cooksey avoided the collision
but traveled over an embankment and into a creek bed.  He was belted
but was taken to Cumberland County Hospital where he was treated
and released.  

Tpr. Long was assisted at the scene by the Cumberland County
Sheriff's office, Fire and Rescue and the Burkesville Police Department.

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April 6, 2017

Extension For Sealed Bids


The Adair County Fiscal Court is extending its deadline for
sealed bids for group health insurance, dental, and vision
plans for county employees for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
Bids need to be received at Judge Executive Michael Lee
Stephens’ office at 424 Public Square, Ste. 1, Columbia, KY
no later than 4 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017. Bids will be
opened on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 during the regularly
scheduled fiscal court meeting held at 6:00 p.m. in the
Adair County Annex Basement. Contact Melinda Quinn,
County Treasurer at Judge Executive Michael Lee Stephens’
office for bid specifications. Call 270-384-4703 with inquiries.
The Adair County Fiscal Court reserves the right to reject any
and/or all bids.  

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ADAIR COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

424 PUBLIC SQUARE

COLUMBIA, KENTUCKY 42728

(270)384-2776

FAX (270)384-5049

ADAIR CO. SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY
REPORT FOR MARCH 2017

44 WARRANTS OF ARREST SERVED

8 CRIMINAL CASES OPENED

1 CALL RESPONSE REPORTS WRITTEN

6 DOMESTIC ABUSE CASES WORKED

15 NON-INJURY ACCIDENTS WORKED

5 INJURY ACCIDENTS WORKED

31 OUT OF COUNTY TRANSPORTS

18 CITATIONS WRITTEN FOR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

35 CIVIL PROCESS PAPERS SERVED

11 CRIMINAL SUMMONSES SERVED

19 SUBPOENAS SERVED

105.5 HOURS OF COURT SECURITY PROVIDED

212 VEHICLE INSPECTIONS DONE

18 ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

5 MOTOR ASSISTS

484 911 CALLS

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On Saturday, 08 April 2017 VFW Post 6097 invites any veteran that
would like a pancake and sausage breakfast to come by the post at
411 Fairground St. between 0700-0900 Hrs.  
This is a "For Veterans Only" chance to have breakfast and fellowship
with other veterans. There is no charge, donation box or even pressure
to join the VFW. We provide this service to give veterans a chance and
a place to talk with other like comrades.  
Come by and stay as long as you like or just grab a quick bite and go
if you need to, we enjoy your company. 
Remember Veterans Only, no visitors. 

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This map has the damage survey locations marked by the national
Weather Service.  I would like everyone to observe how close the
damage was to Adair County.  Compared to our neighboring counties
we were very fortunate with only a few trees / debris in the roadway
and a couple short term power outages.  
In total 6 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for parts of Adair
County (some areas close to the county lines), 1 Tornado Warning
(Northern Adair) and 1 wind advisories.  With the supercell storms
part of the county had sunshine and others received hail up to a quarter
size and strong winds.  
The Code Red Weather Warning system proved effective, only alerting
the residents in the NWS warning polygon based on the address input
during sign up.  Tornado Sirens were activated by Adair 911 only in the
North communities in close proximity  to the tornado warning location,
Cane Valley, Holmes Bend, Knifley and Pellyton.  
Coordination with the Adair Weather Command and our multi agency
weather spotters network provided live information to the Emergency
Operations Center (EOC) partially activated in the EM Office / Adair 911
Center.  The EOC directly reported live information to the NWS which
helped in determining storm warnings and advisories.  
In summary, Adair County was fortunate compared to surrounding counties
and I would like to thank everyone for participating in preparedness efforts
during this storm event.
 

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April 4, 2017

Metcalfe County death investigation leads to arrest

Edmonton, Ky. (April 3, 2017) 36-year-old Keith
Wayne Morgan, of Greensburg, was arrested today at
3:20 PM EST at the Campbellsville Police Department,
charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence and
Abuse of a Corpse.  
 The arrest was made in connection to an investigation
into the death of 28-year-old Ronna Gaddie, of Campbellsville,
who's body was found off of Edwin Williams Rd over an
embankment, on Saturday, April 1st.  An autopsy was |
performed and cause of death results are pending toxicology
results.  
 No additional details are available at this time.  Detective
Kenny Brown is investigating.

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Monday, April 3, 2017 – A “traffic stop” and subsequent roadside
investigation conducted by Deputy Ethan Pike early Monday morning
resulted in the arrest of a Russell Springs man on drug trafficking &
possession charges and the seizure of approximately 3 grams of
Methamphetamine.

Robert Gosser, 21, was taken into custody on Wooldridge Schoolhouse
Road, about 4 miles south of Jamestown at 12:38 a.m.

Gosser is charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree
(Meth), Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Possession
of a Legend Drug (two counts) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Gosser was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
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