LOCAL NEWS

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.

local News November 4, 2016

Third  Student Lost in Last Firday's AccidentLast Friday’s tragic accident claimed its third life Wednesday morning when Adair County Middle School student Raquel Anyega passed away after spending several days in critical condition at UK Medical Center.  While the community continues to mourn Raquel’s loss, friends and teachers say they will cherish their memories with her for the rest of their lives.
 
Raquel was a promising young athlete, competing last year for ACHS’ track team as a seventh grader, but friends say they’ll remember her most for her vibrant personality.  “Her eyes would light up a room,” says Ruthanna Logsdon, who met Raquel in kindergarten and has been one of her best friends ever since.  “They always looked so happy, and that’s what I’m going to miss seeing:  her eyes.”
 
Several others commented Raquel’s eyes as well, saying they held a captivating sparkle.  “She could just make eye contact with you and then if she’d laugh, you’d have to start laughing too,” says Karen Clark, another classmate and friend.  “We had so much fun together – sometimes we’d stay up until 5 in the morning cooking and listening to music and watching TV.  I’ll miss everything about her.”
 
In her 14 years, Raquel left quite an impression on both her peers and her teachers.  Sherry Cook, a Title I instructor at ACMS, had Raquel in class in both sixth and seventh grade, and says she was a wholly unique individual.  “Every day when I saw her I always said, ‘Hi, beautiful,’ and then she’d give me that bright smile,” Cook says.  “She really was too, beautiful inside and out.  I loved her, and I told her that regularly.  I don’t know how anyone could’ve known her and not loved her.”
 
Jamie McQueary, who taught Raquel last year as a seventh grader, shares a similar sentiment.  “I know that we’re not supposed to have favorites, but she was one of them,” McQueary says.  “She had a beautiful smile and such a sweet personality that drew everyone to her.  She absolutely loved her friends and family.  She loved life.”
 
Raquel was not known to take herself – or much of anything else, too seriously – and friends say they will miss her attitude and sense of humor.  “Her laugh, it was crazy,” says Jasmine McClintock, who, like Logsdon, met Raquel when they were in kindergarten.  “She was so funny; we could do anything together and make it fun.”
 
In addition to her joyful and entertaining demeanor, another common theme that emerges in conversations with Raquel’s friends is loyalty.  “She cared a lot about her friends and was never one to turn her back on you,” says classmate Billy Salmon, who sat beside Raquel in class and often ate breakfast with her in the mornings.  “She was just an amazing friend.  I’ll miss her.”
 
The entire Adair County School District expresses its deepest condolences to Raquel’s friends and family.
 
Raquel L. Anyega
Sept. 24,2002 – Nov. 2, 2016-----------Traffic on Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County – both northbound and southbound – will be reduced to one lane next week as crews perform pavement maintenance.The project area is from mile point 52.1 to mile point 73.4 – essentially the length of Rockcastle County. However, the lane reductions will be implemented in stages along the entire project area.Work will begin at approximately 6 a.m. and will reopen approximately 6 p.m. ET each day, Monday through Friday.The date and duration may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.  
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NOVEMBER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH
11:45 AM
ANDERSON’S PIZZERIAThis month's speakers will be our ACHS Rogers' and Governor's Scholars. Lauren McQuaide, a junior at ACHS, attended the Rogers' Scholar Program this past summer and is the daughter of Dr. Glenn and Mary Ann McQuaide. Cole Schmidt, a senior at ACHS, attended the Governor's Scholar Program this past summer and is the son of Dr. Chris and Rebecca Schmidt. We look forward to hearing about their life changing academic experiences.
Also Jim Leib, Employment Specialist ACHS, will be giving us more information on The Community Work Transition Program (CWTP) at the High School.
CWTP is designed to help our special students gain skills and resources to become Career Ready Workers and how our businesses can become involved------
Taylor County RECC’s consumers may receive a call requesting payment or their service will be
disconnected. If you receive a call soliciting payment do not give information to them or make any payment. Call Taylor County RECC to be sure of the status of your account. Call 270 465-4101 or 1 800 931-4551

Taylor Co. RECC

November 3, 2016

Attention: Taylor County RECC Members

Taylor County RECC’s consumers may receive a call requesting payment or their
service will be disconnected. If you receive a call soliciting payment do not give
information to them or make any payment. Call Taylor County RECC to be sure
of the status of your account. Call 270 465-4101 or 1 800 931-4551.

Boil Water Advisory lifted

As of 9:35 a.m. on November 3, 2016 the boil water advisory for customers on Weed Keltner Road, F. Akin Road, Dean Woods Road, Bennett Ridge Road, Morris Chapel Road, G. Sexton Road, Shively Parnell Road, Picket Mell Road, Pleasant Ridge Church Road and Keltnertown Road has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.

Thank you

Columbia Adair Utilities District