LOCAL NEWS

April 3, 2017

The Adair County Fiscal Court will be having a special called
meeting April 4, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in the basement of the Adair
County Annex building located at 424 Public Square, Suite 1,
Columbia, KY 42728. The public is invited to attend. A copy of the
agenda is attached. 

AGENDA

ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

APRIL 4, 2017@ 1:00 P.M.

ADAIR COUNTY ANNEX BASEMENT

424 PUBLIC SQUARE, COLUMBIA, KENTUCKY 42728

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRAYER

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

2. APPROVAL TO EXTEND HEALTH INSURANCE BID DEADLINE

3. APPROVAL TO ADVERTISE NEW INSURANCE BID DEADLINE

4   4. APPROVAL TO PURCHASE REPLACEMENT PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT
    AT JIM BLAIR CENTER

5. BUDGET TRANSFER

6. RESOLUTION FOR HHW GRANT APPLICATION

7. ADJOURN

This meeting is open to the public.

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The Raider Reader's Club at LWC has asked me to present
a workshop on Resume creation and it will be free and open
to the public. I think it could be an excellent event for anyone
in the community interested. I know with us becoming a
work-ready community this might be a helpful event to seniors
in high school if they need some extra information. I am
attaching the flyer to this email. We will be presenting a power
point that the students and myself have created with important
information and handing out information packets to those in
attendance as well as showing them the books I've had ordered
to keep in the reference section of the library to use as needed
for resume, cover letters and interview preparations. If you or
anyone who has any questions please contact me via email. I
think this will be a wonderful workshop with two available
sessions and afterwards anyone interested could set up
appointments with myself or Career Services staff to get one-on-one
attention. 
Workshop Dates: (Held in the Conference Room at LWC's Library)
April 18th at 2:30PM
April 20th at 7:00PM

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March 27, 2017

Adair County fatal collision

  Tpr. Scott Curry is investigating a collision that occurred today at 1:47 AM CST at KY 55 and KY 551 when a northbound 2003 Ford truckstruck a guardrail that resulted in the vehicle catching fire.  It was completely engulfed in flames when investigators arrived.  

The remains of a lone occupant, the operator, were discovered in the vehicle after the fire was extinguished. The operator was unable to be identified due to injuries sustained from the fire.  A positive identification will be determined prior to the release of the suspected operator's name.  An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday. 

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ACSO investigating an injury accident on Campbellsville road and the bypass

Deputy Josh Durbin is investigating a three vehicle injury collision that occurred on Sunday march 26, 2017 on Campbellsville Road and the Columbia Bypass.

22 year old Toni Hickman was traveling south on north 55 in a 2004 Oldsmobile when she struck a 2007 Chevy Yukon being operated by 65 year old Ruth Blackwell in the rear of her vehicle as the Yukon was stopped at a stop light. The Yukon then struck a 2016 Hyundai being operated by 25 year old noel Wilson of Columbia.

Hickman was transported by EMS to TJ hospital for treatment of her injuries. Wilson and Blackwell was taken by private means to the hospital for their injuries. Deputy Durbin was assisted on the scene by Adair County EMS, Deputy Justin Cross, and the Columbia police department.

Deputy Joey Keith with the Adair County Sheriffs Office responded to a single vehicle injury accident Saturday march, 25, 2017 approximately four miles down south 55. A 14 year old male juvenile was driving north on south 55 in a 1996 Toyota when he lost control of his vehicle going off the right side of the road overturning several times and was ejected from the vehicle. The male juvenile and a 16 year old female passenger was taken by Adair County EMS to TJ hospital in Columbia. The male was later airlifted to UK children's hospital in Lexington. Deputy Joey Keith is investigating and charges are likely. Deputy Keith was assisted on the scene by Adair County EMS and Columbia police officers Jamie Cole and Jorden Dean

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March 23, 2017

Arrest of public official CARROLLTON, KY. – Kentucky State Police, Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations – West (DE/SI West) arrested the Sheriff of Carroll County, Jamie Kinman, and charged him with 2 counts of Burglary and 2 counts of Theft of a Controlled Substance. The investigation is ongoing.----------
Clinton County INJURY collision
  
Albany, Ky. (March 22, 2017) – Tpr. Jason Warinner is investigating a collision that occurred today at 6:45 PM CST at the intersection on KY 738 and US 127.  67-year-old Peggy Groce, of Albany, was operating a westbound 2012 KIA Forte on KY 738, failed to yield the right-of-way to a northbound 1998 Kenworth dump truck operated by 61-year-old Keith Anderson, of Burkesville, on US 127.  Groce pulled into the path of the dump truck and was struck.  Groce was airlifted to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN. where she remains in critical condition.  Anderson refused treatment at the scene and was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.  Tpr. Warinner was assisted at the scene by multiple agencies from Clinton County.

March 22, 2017

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — An Elizabethtown man is accused of
soliciting sex from a minor online. Authorities said Timothy Walters,
50, became the subject of an investigation after he posted an ad
online seeking sex with a juvenile.


Walters works for the post office, and it was U.S. postal inspectors
that helped investigators locate him.
Kentucky's Attorney General said Walters is one of nearly 80 arrests,
indictments and convictions aimed at online child predators since last year.
“The Attorney General is the chief advocate and protector for our
Kentucky families, and it’s our job to ensure our communities are
safe by taking off the streets anyone who would exploit children,”
Andy Beshear said. “I want to thank the United States Postal
Inspectors and the Elizabethtown Police Department for working with
my office on this case.”
Authorities said during his arrest Monday, Walters admitted to
sending sexually explicit photos of himself. We're told those pictures
were intended for a minor. But the recipient was actually an
undercover investigator with Kentucky's Cyber Crimes Unit.
Walters now faces a class D felony. Investigators also seized several
electronic devices from his home, as part of the investigation.

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Adair County High School senior Dylan Feese signed a National
Letter of Intent Wednesday morning to continue his football career
at Kentucky Christian University.  Feese, a two-way starter on last
year’s 8-4 Indians squad, will play wide receiver for the Knights.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to keep playing football,” Feese said
at the conclusion of the signing.  “Kentucky Christian is a good school
and I think I will fit in well.”
Joined by his family and coaches, and in front of his teammates on
the Adair County football and basketball teams, Feese inked his
commitment following a few words from Indians’ head coach Clay
Stephens.  “We’re very happy for Dylan and very proud of him,”
Stephens said.  “He’ll be going to school at Kentucky Christian, which
is in Grayson, Ky., and plays in the Mid-South Conference. 
Congratulations to him for getting to play football for four more years.”
Feese finished last season with 24 catches for 222 yards, four
total touchdowns, 43 tackles, two fumble recoveries, and an interception. 
He is the second member of the Class of 2017 to sign with a college team,
following running back Jordan Lasley’s commitment to Lindsey Wilson
College earlier this year.

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March 21, 2017

On Monday March, 20, 2017, Deputy Josh Durbin with the 
Adair County Sheriffs Office arrested 36 year old Larry Taylor of
Columbia, After finding a stolen vehicle at his home. Mr. Taylor was
found with the keys to the stolen vehicle in his possession. The
vehicle was stolen from McDonald's in Russell springs on Friday.
Mr Taylor was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking auto
$500 or more but under $10,000.

Also arrested on the scene was 37 year old Susan Rooks Pollard for a
indictment warrant. Deputy Durbin is the investigating officer with
more charges pending Deputy Durbin was assisted on the scene by
Columbia Police Officer's Jorden Dean and Jamie Cole along with the
Russell Spring Police department.

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Columbia Baptist Church is hosting a Glow-in-the-Dark Eggstravaganza
on Friday, April 14 at 5:30pm CST.  The whole community is invited to
this special event.  There will be food, fun, music, and a special glow-in-
the-dark egg hunt for the kids.  Come on out and enjoy the fun as we
celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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The Free Soil Testing program sponsored by the Adair County Soil
Conservation District ends on March 31
st.  Landowners in Adair County are
eligible to receive 8 free soil tests for crops, pastures, lawns and/or gardens. 
When taking soil samples, remember that the results of a soil test are only as
good as the sample itself.  For questions about how to collect a soil sample,
contact the Extension Office at 270-384-2317.

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The Adair County School Board unanimously approved a measure
last Thursday to begin a new, career-driven program at ACHS. 
CHIEF Nation, an acronym for Completing High School in Early
Format, will allow eligible seniors the opportunity to enter the
workforce in their second semester while technically remaining
enrolled in school.
“We’re excited to help kids begin their futures,” says ACHS guidance
counselor Ann Young.  “We’re confident that we will be sending our
students out well-prepared to start the next phase in their life.”
ACHS career readiness counselor Robin Loy worked with Young to
establish the program’s objectives and implementation, and says
CHIEF Nation is simply another way for the high school to present
its students with options and opportunities for success. 
“The goal is to get kids who have completed all of their required high
school coursework into meaningful work experiences,” Loy says.  “It’s
an early career model similar to our early college model [which allows
students to take college courses while still enrolled in high school]. 
This is for the kids that are ready to go to work, that are ready for that
next transition.”
Administrators at ACHS will take applications to determine who gets
into the program, which requires completion of high school credits,
meeting career readiness benchmarks, and – depending on the career
choice – some type of work certification.  While students in CHIEF
Nation will not attend school, they will remain eligible for all
extracurricular activities, including prom and participation in sports. 
Loy will meet with each student in the program on a monthly basis to
monitor progress and offer resources and support in the school-to-work
transition.  Loy expects 20-30 students to participate next year, with
that number possibly growing in subsequent school years.
“Most of the students who get into the program will have earned
industry certification,” Loy explains.  “They’ll be ready to go out and
apply the skills that they learned here at ACHS, but they’ll still get to
graduate in May or June with their classmates.” 
CHIEF Nation is a byproduct of the change in accountability models
to which the district must adhere.  The focus the past few years has
been on college and career readiness for all students, but the new
accountability model concerns itself more with transition to one pursuit
or the other.  “Instead of making kids college and career ready, now it’s
about making them ready for either the academic transition or the work
transition,” Loy says.  “We feel like this program is a good way to help
the students making that transition into a career.”
District Board Chairwoman Lisa Burton says she was happy to support
and vote in favor of instituting the program.  “It just gives students that
aren’t going into college the chance to get an earlier start in their careers,
whether it’s the military, farming, welding, healthcare, or something else,”
Burton says.  “If they can get that head start on their careers, I think it
will be a good thing for them, and hopefully a good thing for us.”

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A Community Baby Fair will be held April 18th at 5:00 at Adair
County Elementary School.  The Fair is for any expectant Adair County
parent or parent with a child less than 6 months old.  At the Fair there
will be educational booths with valuable information about pregnancy,
child development and child safety.  There will be lots of great door prizes,
gift bags and refreshments.  Participants are asked to register for the
Community Baby Fair by calling a Family Resource Center at 270-384-9112
or 270-384-9752.  

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