LOCAL NEWS

Feb. 22

AMENDED AGENDA

ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

FEBRUARY 24, 2017@ 3:00 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. LINE ITEM BUDGET TRANSFERS

3. BUDGET AMENDMENT – FIRST READING

4. RECYCLING CENTER OPERATIONS DISCUSSION

5. OPEN BIDS ON MACK DUMPTRUCK

6. OPEN BIDS ON SURPLUS PROPERTY

7. D-TRAX HOME INCARCERATION AGREEMENT (JAIL)

8. ADJOURN

This meeting is open to the public.

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EAS Advisory- "Live Code" Tornado Drill

Please forward to DCO, Programming and News Departments.

The National Weather Service (NWS-KY) and the Kentucky
Emergency Alert System (EAS, which includes all Kentucky
Radio and TV stations) will conduct a TORNADO DRILL in
support of the Governor's order naming February "Severe
Storm Preparedness Month."

The test is to be a STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL using the
'live' code "TOR" and is scheduled for Tuesday, February
28th, 2017 at 10:07 am EST.  In the case of threatening
weather, the test would be postponed to March 1st or the
first day with non-threatening weather conditions.

The Kentucky State Emergency Communications Committee
(SECC) has obtained, from the FCC, a 'One time' waiver of
CFR 47 rules to allow broadcasters to legally relay this drill.
(See link below)

One of the stipulations of the waiver grant is that all
broadcasters will make every practicable effort to inform
the public that the drill is coming and it will be a test, not
an actual emergency. Broadcasters are also requested to run
their own local disclaimer immediately after the test. Note:
For most stations, since this will be run under the 'TOR' header,
it will automatically relay immediately on receipt. Also, since
this drill must be originated by regional NWS offices, in a few
areas it may run twice. If anyone gets a complaint or any
feedback from the public, please inform Greg Happel.

For any questions, comments please contact:

Greg Happel, SECC Chair

Phone: 270-325-4120

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Feb. 22, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL’S FPS TEAM WINS REGION, QUALIFIES
FOR STATE
Successful season continues for FPS squad and individual
qualifiers
By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools
The Adair County High School Academic Team competed
at regionals last weekend at South Warren High School in|
Bowling Green, Ky. and finished with an impressive showing. 
The team took home the championship in Future Problem
Solving (FPS), qualified several individuals for state with top
five finishes, and narrowly lost the outright team victory to
Glasgow.
“We were in some pretty high-pressure situations,” says head
coach Brett Reliford.  “We’re top-three in one of the most
competitive regions in the state, so that’s nothing to be ashamed
of.  We had some close calls.”
The FPS team – consisting of senior Brandon Harp, juniors Ben
Hancock and Lejano Zavalija, and sophomore Arabella Caldwell –
swept all first place scores and will continue its season next month
in Louisville against the top teams in the state.  “That’s not easy
to sweep first like that,” Reliford says.  “It’s pretty rare.” 
Four team members, all underclassmen, qualified to compete at
state as individuals.  Maddie Harmon, only a freshman, finished
second in language arts.  “That may be the highest score we’ve
ever had for a freshman,” Reliford says.  “It’s an amazing
accomplishment for someone that age.”

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As of 9:45 a.m. on February 22, 2017 the boil water advisory
for customers on Milltown Rd, Milltown Church Rd. and all side
roads in that area and starting at the red light at Wal-Mart
down to 5055 Edmonton Rd and all side roads in between 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

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Feb. 21, 2017

Arts1:  Members of the ACHS band perform for ACES
fifth grade students Friday morning at the school’s third
annual Leaders in the Arts program.
Arts2:  Local artist Donnie Perry demonstrates how to spin
pottery Friday at Adair County Elementary School’s Leaders
in the Arts program.
Arts3:  Edd Sterchi uses nothing but a string and creative
language to tell enchanting stories to ACES students Friday
at the school’s third annual Leaders in the Arts program.
Arts4:  Longtime local radio personality Delno Salmon of 93.5
WAIN explains the intricacies of the media arts, including the
history of radio, Friday morning at Adair County Elementary
School’s Leaders in the Arts program.
Arts5:  Third graders at Adair County Elementary School learned
hip-hop, ballet, and tap dances Friday at the school’s third annual
Leaders in the Arts program.

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY

Date Issued: 2/21/17

Time Issues: 7:00 a.m.

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia
Adair Utilities District on Milltown Rd, Milltown Church Rd. and all
side roads in that area and starting at the red light at Wal-Mart
down to 5055 Edmonton Rd and all side roads in between.

The advisory has been issued due to main line leak.

Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological
contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory
has been issued as a precautionary measure.

Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking,
bring the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

The advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been
corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an
acceptable quality.

For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact
Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.

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Adair County Middle will have its regular SBDM meeting on Tuesday,
February 21, 2017, at 3:30 pm at the school located at 322
General John Adair Drive.  The meeting is open to the public. 

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Feb. 20, 2017

The following Indictments have been issued:

Travis Robertson
Grider Rd. Russell Springs, KY
Count 1: Burglary in the second degree
Count 2: Theft by unlawful taking or disposition, 
              $500 or more but less than $10,000
Count 3: Criminal Mischief first degree
Count 4: Assault in the fourth Degree

Jennifer R. Tucker
160 Trace Fork Rd. Columbia, KY
Count 1: Operating a motor vehicle while under
              the influence of alchohol/drugs, .08
              aggravator, 4th offense or higher. 
Count 2: Operating a vehicle while license revoked
              or suspended for driving under the influence
              1st offense

Donald B Morgan
Address unknown
Count 1: Theft by unlawful taking or disposition, firearm

Donald W. Cook
181 Wayne Rd. Russell Springs, KY
Count 1: Possession of a controlled substance first degree,
              First offense (methamphetamine)
Count 2: Possession of marijuana
Count 3: Drug Paraphernalia-buy/possess

Shane Bottoms
4197 Caldwell Ridge Rd. Columbia, KY
Count 1: Obscuring the identity of a machine or other property,
              over $500 but under $10,000
Count 2: Receiving stolen property over $500 but less than
              $10,000

Destiny Ooten
300 Half Acre Circle, Columbia
Count 1: Theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000

Willima Goble
405 East. St. Apt. #3, Edmonton, KY
Count 1: Assault in the first degree

Wan S. Cho
301 E. Guardian St., Columbia, KY
Count 1: Sexual abuse in the first degree

Joshua R. Wesley
23 Wilson Ridge Estates Rd. Liberty, KY
Count 1: Carrying a concealed deadly weapon
Count 2: Possession of a controlled substance first degree,
              first offense
Count 3: Drug paraphernalia-buy/possess

An indictment is a legal accusation and the defendant is
innocent until proven guilty. 

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Feb. 17, 2017

Adair County High School is set to host the
upcoming boys’ and girls’ 20
th District basketball
tournaments next week, and Athletic Director
Brent Campbell has issued the new parking and
admission regulations for the tournaments, which
differ from the regular season rules.

The nightly admission cost will be $6 per person,
including students and those who bought passes
for the regular season.  All paying fans must park
in the front of the school, or in the student parking
lot, and enter through the front lobby.  Only players,
coaches, cheerleaders, administrators, and officials
may enter through the back door, where a pass
gate will be set up (for convenience, there will also
be a pass gate in the front lobby).  Any vehicle in
the back parking lot, with the exception of school
buses, must have an authorized pass to park there. 
Seating will be determined on a first-come, first-
served basis, as season seats will not be valid for
the postseason. 

The girls’ tournament starts next Tuesday,
Feb. 21.  Marion County and Taylor County play
the first game, starting at 5:30 p.m., and the
Lady Indians will play the next game against
Campbellsville, starting at 7 p.m.  The boys’
tourney tips off Wednesday night with the
Indians facing Campbellsville at 6:30 p.m. 
Taylor County’s boys will play Marion County
Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.  The girls’ and
boys’ championship games are scheduled for
Friday and Saturday, respectively, with both
contests tipping off at 6:30 p.m.

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Columbia Police Department has arrested an
Adair County man on drug trafficking charges.
Brandon Burton, 33, of Columbia was located
after officers had been searching for him for
several weeks in reference to the department’s
latest round of arrests involving the illegal
trafficking of narcotics.

 

Burton was charged with Trafficking in a
Controlled Substance, 1
st Degree
(Methamphetamine) and lodged in the Adair
County Regional Jail. With this arrest the
Columbia Police Department has charged
24 people since January with Trafficking in
Controlled Substances.

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On February 14, 2017 at 7:21 p.m. the
Columbia Police Department was dispatched
to the 1000 block of Greensburg Street. The
officers were advised that a male subject was
unlawfully on the property. Upon officer’s arrival,
they came into contact with 18 year-old Thomas
Cruz. Cruz was arrested on charges of Criminal
Trespassing, 3
rd Degree; Possession of Controlled
Substance, 1
st Degree (Methamphetamine);
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Promoting
Contraband, 1
st Degree. Cruz was lodged in the
Adair County Regional Jail by CPD officer John Dial.

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To support its Trooper Island Camp for
underprivileged children, the Kentucky State
Police is selling raffle tickets for a chance to
win a new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Winter
Edition 4x4, an iconic U.S. brand that shares
the same heritage as the vehicle American GIs
rode to victory in World War II. Its features
include Rhino clear coat exterior paint and
black interior, four-door design with black
three-piece hard top, air conditioning and
heated front seats, a 3.6 L 285 hp engine,
a five-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch
black aluminum wheels, remote start and
keyless entry, tilt steering column, leather-
wrapped steering-wheel with audio controls,
all-terrain tires, all-weather slush mats,
rear-window wiper/washer and defroster
and nine speaker Alpine all-weather premium
sound system.

A full list of features and equipment can be
found at
http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island/tpr_isl_raffle.html

Tickets are $10 each. To purchase a ticket,
contact any KSP post or CVE region office
located throughout the state. Only 20,000
tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be
drawn on August 27, 2017 at the Kentucky
State Fair. Ticket holders do not have to be
present at the drawing to win. Raffle winner
is responsible for all tax and license fees.

Trooper Island is a free summer camp for
underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12
operated by the Kentucky State Police on
Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is
financed entirely by donations, no public
funds are used. Each year, the camp hosts
approximately 700 children, providing good
food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and
structured, esteem-building activities
designed to build good citizenship and
positive relationships with law enforcement
officers. Visit www.kentuckystatepolice.org
for more information. (Charitable gaming
license #0000633.)

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