LOCAL NEWS

November 21, 2016

The Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a call
a vehicle fire located just off of US 68 onto Palestine
Rd. The investigation revealed that 2 unknow people
died as a result of the fire and wre located inside of
the vehicle. Both bodies were transported to the
Medical Examiners office in Louisville for autopsy on
11/22/16. Names will be released one identification
has been confirmed and proper notifiaction has been
made. Investigation is on-going.

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November 19, 2016

Columbia Police responds to shots being fired on
college campus.
On 11-18-2016 Columbia Police
Department Officers revived a call from Adair County
911 of reported gunshots on the campus of Lindsey Wilson. 

Officers met with LWC Public Safety and Dean of
Students Chris Schmidt and began to interview
witnesses and watch surveillance footage.  Officers
where able to observe that a gray 4 door car of Unknown
make pulled into the Horton Hall parking lot at aprox 5:24 pm.
And t aprox 5:37 pm a, male walked up to the window of
vehicle and began to talk with occupants. A few minutes later
you can see the male described as a black male, 160 lbs ,
6ft in height take off running as a black make described as
6 ft in height 160 to 170 lbs wearing a red pullover exited the
vehicle and fired 4 rounds at victim .  Officers were able to
recover the shell casings of 4 fired shots from a 9mm .
The staff at LWC already had immediately notified its students
of incident and had all students to stay inside on lockdown. 
Officers and Public Safety was able to determine that the shooter
had left campus and lifted the lock down at 8:18 pm however
there was a heavy police presence on campus till around 2 a.m. 
as police and staff searched campus and interviewed witnesses.

   Columbia Police Department is continuing the investigation and
tracking down all leads.  At this time we have been able to
determine the shooter is not a student of the campus and could
be a result of an attempted drug related transaction.  The victim
has not contacted authorities as of this press release and their
are no reported injuries at this time .  The investigation is being
headed by CPD Ofc Jamie Cole who was assisted on scene by
additional CPD officers , deputies with the Adair County Sheriffs
office and LWC officials. The department will release more on
incident as case develops.

 

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november 18, 2016

Tpr. Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred on
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at approximately 7:41 PM EDT
on KY 1649, 4 miles east of Liberty.  22-year-old Jordan Luttrell,
of Liberty, was operating a southbound 2002 Chevy Cavalier on
KY 1649 when he lost control, left the roadway and struck a tree.  
Luttrell was not injured but passengers, 33-year-old Kathryn Rhodes
and 19-year-old Brandi Keith, both of Liberty, were transported to
Casey County Hospital and then flown to University of Kentucky
Hospital where they remain in stable condition.No seatbelts were in use. 
Tpr. Likins was assisted at the scene by additional KSP personnel, Casey County Sheriff's dept., Poplar Springs Fire dept., Casey County Rescue
Squad and Casey County EMS.   

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ADAIR GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF
NOVEMBERThe Adair County Grand Jury indictments for
the Month of November returned theses indictments for
Novmeber: Brandon Luttrell of Thomas Ridge Road, Dunnville Ky;
Count 1 possession of marijuana, Count 2 Marijuana Cultivation
(more than 5 plants), Count 3 manufacture of Methamphetamine
second offense, count 4 possession of  a firearm by a convicted
felon. Patrick Tyler Stapleton of Magnolia Drive, Columbia KY;
count 1, theft by unlawful taking over $500.00 but under
$10,000.00. Joshua Witt of Creekbend Road Columbia KY Count
1 possession of a countrolled substance in the first degree, first
offense - cocaine, Count 2 Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess,
Count 3 Resisting arrest, Count 4  Menacing. Jonathon Bryant of
Vester Road, Columbia KY Count 1 Assault in the first degree,
Count 2 Wanton Endangerment in the first degree, Count 3
possession of a firearm by convicted felon, Count 4 possession
of marijuana, Count 5 Drug parapheralia buy/possess.
Leslie A Morris of Magnolia Drive Columbia Count 1 Theft By
unlawful taking over $500.00 but under $10,000.00.
Dennis R Dickens of Townsend Tennessee Count 1 Theft by
deception. James Allen Melson of Tutt Street, Columbia KY
Burglary in the Third degree; Count 2 Possession of controlled
substance 1st degree, 1st offense(methamphetamine),
Count 3 Theft by unlawful takig or disposition, $500.00 or
more but less than $10,000.00 , Count 4 Criminal mischief
3rd 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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Adair County School Board meeting Thursday night was the
announcement from Supt. Alan Reed that he will retire at the
end of the current year, Dec. 31, 2016.

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Adair County Elementary School students and their families
turned out in big numbers Thursday evening, Nov. 17, 2016
for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Night,
the school’s celebration of empirical learning.


“This is a fun night and the highlight is definitely the science
fair, which our students and their families participate in,” says
ACES Principal Steve Burton.  “It’s always good stuff—everyone
coming together to share what they’ve built and their experiments. 
It’s pretty cool to see.”


In addition to the science fair, which was set up in the school
cafeteria, other rooms were converted into makeshift
experimental labs, allowing students to learn about sound waves,
computer coding, physics, percentages and probabilities, drones,
the water cycle, and much more.  One of the more popular and
entertaining exercises, aiming to teach students about weight
distribution, allowed students to stand on open cartons of eggs
without crushing them.  Only a few messy mishaps were observed.


“It’s great to see so many students and parents enjoying
themselves at an event like this,” Burton says.  “These disciplines
– science, technology, engineering, and math – are important, so

we want to instill that interest early on.”


The event was presented by the Adair County Family Resource
Center, Title I, and the ACES Science Dept.

 

 

November 17, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at approximately 4:45 p.m. a 2012 Ford F-250 truck was pulled from the waters of Lake Cumberland containing the body of Ronald Marshall, 60, of Cincinnati, OH.
Marshall had been reported missing on Tuesday (November 15). Family had not heard from him since late Saturday night (November 12th).
A ground & air search was conducted in efforts of locating Marshall throughout the day Tuesday involving the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, Russell County Rescue Squad and Air-Evac.
The search continued Wednesday, focused on the area at the Dudley Hill Boat Ramp, less than one mile from the Marshall family’s part-time residence.
A large object, believed to be a vehicle, was detected by special equipment utilized by a commercial fishing guide. A short time later, divers with the Somerset-Pulaski County Rescue Squad located Marshall’s truck in 12 feet of water, approximately 30 feet from the bank. The vehicle was removed from Lake Cumberland by a local towing company.
Russell County Coroner Mike Reynolds is taking Marshall’s body to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort where an autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death.
The investigation is continuing.
----------- Speaker-Elect Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, will announce the composition and goals of a transition team for his move from House Republican Leader to Speaker of the House on November 17, 2016 @  10:00 AM EST @ the  State Capitol Annex, Room 265 in Frankfort Kentucky.

November 13, 2016

On 11/13/16 at 2:27 the Taylor County Sherrifs office
investigated an accident on Smiths Ridge Rd. involving
Jamicah Sears and four female juveniles. Sears had
been traveling at a high rate of speed causing him to
lose control of the vehicle and eventually striking at tree.
Sears was treated on the scene by EMS personnel and
transported to Taylor Regional Hospital and was eventually
air lifted to UofL Hospital with serious injuries. Teh other
juveniles involved were treated on scene and transported
to Taylor Regional Hospital with what is believef to be non
life threatening injuries.