LOCAL NEWS

November 3, 2016 Quick action saves life of inmate in Adair Co. Jail

The life of an inmate at the Adair County Jail was saved due
to the quick actions of Deputies and Medical staff and a new
drug being used called NARCAN, that is used to reverse the
effects of opioids. A Inmate who was being housed at the
Adair County Jail was booked in on 11-03-2016 at approximately
9:30am. At around 11:00 am Chief Deputy Jailer Eric Antle
noticed something strange with the inmate while delivering him
food to his cell. Chief Antle noticed that the inmate was not
breathing and described his lips as being purple. Chief Antle
immediately notified the on duty nurse who administered
CPR while Antle called 911. Thanks to recent training,
Nurse Rita Bray was able to determine that the inmate had
possibly overdosed prior to his arrival, and administered
NARCAN to him. Nurse Bray said that the NARCAN worked
immediately as she noticed signs of life coming back to the
inmate. The inmate was transported to a local hospital by
EMS and Jailer Joey White for observation. Jailer Joey White
advises that he would like to see in the near future an increase
of Deputies working the floors per shift and all his employees
trained to use NARCAN due to the increase of drug related
incarcerations. Jailer White advises that this is the second
incident NARCAN has been used in his jail and is very pleased
with the results it's provided. Jailer White would like to thank
Chief Deputy Antle, Nurse Bray and EMS for their quick response
and the staff at the Adair County Jail for being observant as well.

November 5, 2016 Russell County Man Charged with Wanton Endangerment

Russell Springs, Ky. (November 5, 2016) – 53-year-old Lonnie Burdine
of Russell Springs, was arrested on November 4, 2016 at 3:51 on Lynch Lane
in Eli.  Burdine was charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree after
an investigation into Burdine firing a rifle into the area where juveniles
were riding bicycles.  Burdine was lodged into in the Russell County Jail.  
Tpr. Nick Hale is investigating.  

Election Day Reminder

Just a reminder with Election Day drawing near; Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Voters please remember to bring proof of identification with you to vote,
even though an election officer can confirm the identity of a voter by personal acquaintance, the election officer may not be able to identify you; therefore
please be prepared to show identification by the following ways pursuant to
KRS 117.227
·         Personal acquaintance
·         Driver license
·         Social security card
·         Any identification card with picture and signature
·         Any US government-issued identification card
·         Any Kentucky state government identification card with picture
·         Credit card
 
Thank you
Lisa Greer, Adair County Clerk

November 5, 2016 Clinton County Fatal Collision

Albany, Ky. (November 5, 2016) – Tpr. David Long is investigating a
collision that occurred today at approximately 10:10 AM CST 7 miles
north of Albany on US 127.  65-year-old Wilma T. Melton was operating
a northbound 2014 GMC Acadia when it left the shoulder of the roadway,
struck an embankment, became airborne before striking a utility pole.  
Melton was transported to the Clinton County hospital where she was
pronounced dead by the Clinton County Coroner.  She was wearing a seatbelt. 
Tpr. Long was assisted at the scene by the Clinton County Sheriff's Dept,
Fire and Rescue squad.  An autopsy will be performed.  
 

November 4, 2016 Burnside woman injured in single vehicle wreck

from the office of

Russell County Sheriff Clete McAninch

A Burnside woman was injured in a single vehicle accident about one mile east of Russell Springs on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway just after 1:00 p.m. Sunday.

Lt. David Cain’s investigation determined that 27 year old Hali Wilham’s 2003 KIA was eastbound when the passenger side tires dropped off the edge of the roadway, Wilham over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle which then left the roadway, struck a guard rail and then an embankment.

Wilham was transported by Russell County EMS personnel to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of her injuries.