LOCAL NEWS

Oct 21, 2016

On 10-20-2016 Adair County Deputy Sheriff Josh Durbin arrested 32 year old Gregory Salyer of Columbia on numerous charges. Salyer was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol, speeding 26 mph over posted limit, no/expired registration plates, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after he was observed traveling at a high rate of speed on North KY 55. Sheriff Moss would like to remind drivers that his department will be monitoring speed issues on North 55 daily.

On 10-20-2016 Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss apprehended a fugitive from Indiana after a short foot chase. 21 year old Desiree Clawson Cox  of Indiana was apprehended shortly after 4:00pm at a residence on Hwy 900.
Moss was contacted on 10-20-2016 by Indiana authorities and asked to be on the look out for Cox. Cox was wanted out of Walcott, IN on charges of parole violation and child pornography. After a short investigation Moss was able to locate and apprehend Cox. Cox was lodged in the Adair County Jail and is waiting extradition to Indiana.

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Please be advised the City of Columbia Planning and Zoning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. in City Hall to consider the following:
    Request for zone change from C-2 Highway Oriented Commercial to R-4 High Density Residential for lots located at 309 Hurt Street (PVA Map No. 000-06 01-045.00) & 311 Hurt Street (PVA Map No. 000-06 01-044.00). The purpose of the change will be for the construction of an 8-unit apartment building. Property owned by Michael L. Stephens.
 
The hearing is open to the public.

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Sheriff Harrison Moss would like the tax payers of Adair CO. to know his office will extend office hours until 5:00 pm starting Monday October 24 through Friday October 28 and Monday October 31 for their convenience. The office is closed for lunch from 12:00 - 12:30 daily.
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As part of the nationwide America’s Legislators Back to School Program, state Sen. Max Wise will be teaching civics and public service to a number of fifth-graders this month from across his district. Local journalists are invited to cover the events but are asked to call the schools in advance to make arrangements.Wise, R-Campbellsville, will be at Taylor County Elementary School in Campbellsville at 9 a.m. EST on Oct. 25. The school’s phone number is 270-465-5691. He will be at Monticello Elementary School at 10 a.m. EST on Oct. 26. The school’s phone number is 606-340-3900. And he will be at Clinton County Middle School in Albany at 1:30 p.m. CDT on Oct. 26. That school’s phone number is 606-387-6468.Kentucky lawmakers from both chambers and both sides of the aisle have a history of active participation in the program, sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Each year, more than 15,000 Kentucky students from kindergarten through high school are reached through the professionally-designed curriculum, which is aimed at increasing students’ knowledge about history and government. The program is non-partisan and non-political, instead giving students motivation to follow current events, gain a greater understanding of our system of representative government and use their own critical thinking skills.

Oct 18, 2016

On Tuesday Adair County Judge Executive Michael Stephens, a Democrat, announced his endorsement of Dr. Rand Paul for U.S. Senate. 

Joined by Dr. Paul at the Adair County Judicial Center in Columbia, Judge Stephens spoke about why he supports Dr. Paul and why Kentucky needs his leadership in the Senate:

"My support for Rand Paul is rooted in principle, not party, because my top priority is doing what is best for my community. Much like myself, Rand believes in reaching across the aisle to find common ground to address issues important to Kentuckians . I'm proud to endorse him today and look forward to his continued representation of our community and the Commonwealth in the Senate," said Stephens.

Dr. Paul thanked Judge Stephens for his support, and spoke about how important it is to reach across party lines to get things done. He referenced many of the important bipartisan bills on which he has partnered with Democrats in the Senate. These bill include: addressing the heroin epidemic with Sen. Markey, tackling criminal justice reform with Sen. Booker, fighting against sexual assault in the military with Sen. Gillibrand, and teaming up with Sen. Boxer to fund our bridges and roads, to name a few. 

"I've always believed in reaching across the aisle to get things done, and some of the most important bills and legislation I've introduced have been with my Democrat colleagues. I'm honored to have the support of Judge Stephens and the many folks here today in Columbia, and I hope to continue working on their behalf," said Dr. Paul.

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LWC to hold 23rd Annual Safe Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 25

-- Area children and their family members are invited to the 23rd-annual Lindsey Wilson College "Safe Halloween" on Oct. 25.

The annual trick-or-treat event for area children will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Oct. 25. It will begin in the Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center, 299 Williams St. The event, which is sponsored by the LWC Office of Residence Life, is free and open to the public.

Last year's "Safe Halloween" drew more than 800 area children despite the rainy weather. The children collected candy from LWC students and toured the residence halls. Overstreet said she hopes the 23rd edition of the event will be even better.

“We always try and raise the bar each year to try and make it better for our community members,” Overstreet said,  “It definitely fills you with pride knowing that you're giving back and making a difference to a community that gives so much to LWC.”

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Emergency crews say a driver was trapped in his tractor trailer for hours after it crashed in Pulaski County Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened on a ramp between the Highway 914 Bypass and the Cumberland Parkway, near Somerset.

Pulaski County Emergency Management says the tractor trailer overturned, trapping the driver inside. Investigators say it took crews three hours to rescue him.

Emergency management says the driver was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police are still investigating how the crash happened.

oct 17th 2016

Deer poaching investigation underway in Cumberland County
Conservation Officers Sgt. Travis Neal and Officer Jared Ervin seized 4 deer that were illegally killed in Cumberland County. After receiving an anonymous complaint, an investigation revealed the names of at least 3 different individuals involved in a spotlighting ring. The deer in the photograph were seized around the areas of Little Renox Road and Dutch Creek Road in Cumberland County. The investigation is still ongoing with more deer expected to be discovered, and numerous charges pending. If anyone has any information concerning this case or any other poaching activity please Call 1-800-25- ALERT--------------
Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron is requesting the public's assistance in finding the person or persons responsible for the desecration of graves at the Parmley's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery on Kentucky Highway 789 (Camp Earl Wallace Road). On Wednesday October 12, 2016 a Church Member found several tombstones and grave markers were knocked over, moved or broke. The actual date of the desecration of the graves is unknown. Sheriff Catron would like for anyone noticing anything unusual at the church such as a non-church member's vehicle or seeing anyone that you would think was out of place over the last few weeks to contact the Sheriff's Office at 606-348-5416
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Zoe Stinson, representing the Adair County Fair as the 2016 Miss Teen Adair County Fair, placed as first runner up at the 2016 Miss Teen Kentucky County Fair pageant in Louisville out of 74 contestants.  Zoe is the 15-year-old daughter of Donnie Stinson and Nicole Stinson Nazario
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Taylor County Sheriff Depart investigated a two vehicle injury accident on 10/14/16 @ 5:19 PM in front of 7066 New Columbia Road. According to statements given and physical evidence at the scene Sonya Morris driving a 2011 Nissan and Bradley Gilbert  Driving a 1998 Buick both of Campbellsville were traveling South on Hwy 55. Morris came to a stop to make a left turn. Gilbert was two vehicles behind Morris and was unable to stop. Morris left the roadway onto the shoulder and lost control. Gilbert rear-ended Morris. Morris transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Taylor Co. EMS Complaining of neck injuries Gilbert was not injured. Deputy Mark Dickens was the investigating officer.

Oct 14th Local News

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 Kentucky State Police are asking for public assistance in locating 90-year-old Lester Stapp, of Russell Springs KY.  Lester is a 5' 5" tall, 160 pound white male with brown eyes and white hair (see attached photo).  His vehicle, a white 2012 Hyundai Tucson, KY registration plate 766-MKB, was last seen on Thursday, October 13th at approximately 2:25 PM CST, at his residence at 4552 Hwy 379.According to family members, there was no known direction of travel or destination.  Mr. Stapp frequents eateries in Somerset and Glasgow.  Anyone with information regarding the location of Lester Stapp is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.  Tpr. Clint Bale is investigating. - Lester Stapp was located earlier this morning in Daviess County after being involved in a collision.  He was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.  ----------------
The other Adair county  fire department responded to a fire on Thursday afternoon at 1205. At 4330 Fairplay Rd. upon arrival fire was fully engulfed in flames property owner was Doug Keaton. The house was  a total loss.  There was 13 firefighters on the scene for 2 1/2 hours.  The cause of fire is still under investigation. ---------------

October 12th, 2016

Cumberland County man charged with murder
 
Burkesville, Ky. (October 13, 2016) – 60-year-old Daniel A. Blair, from Burkesville, was arrested today at 3:20 AM CST at 427 Veterans Alley in Burkesville and charged with Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  On Wednesday, October 12th at 9:22 PM CST, Post 15 was notified of a deceased male that had been located in his vehicle near Veterans Alley in Burkesville.  KSP units arrived and found 38-year-old Michael Taylor, of Burkesville, dead with an apparent gunshot wound.  The investigation revealed that Blair had been a passenger with Taylor earlier in the evening which later led to his arrest.  An autopsy is scheduled for later today at the state medical examiners office.  Blair was lodged in the Adair County jail.  Detective Kenneth Brown is investigating.
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Washington County fatal collision
 
 Willisburg, Ky. (October 10, 2016) – Tpr. Logan Smith is investigating a collision that occurred on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at approximately 11:00 PM EDT, 1 mile north of Willisburg on KY 53.  A 2005 KIA, operated by an unidentified person, was traveling north on KY 53 when the vehicle left the roadway, traveled down an embankment, struck a tree and caught fire.The driver was pronounced dead at the scene but due to the extensive damage from the fire, no identification has been made.  An autopsy will be performed today at the state medical examiner's office in Louisville and a positive identification is expected.