LOCAL NEWS

May 16, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017 – Deputy Evan Burton & Deputy Ethan
Pike are investigating three residential burglaries that occurred
today.

Two of the homes burglarized are located on KY 619 South
(Moores Schoolhouse Road) and the other on KY 1058 in
southern Russell County.

The thief(s) forced their way into each residence, then stole
jewelry and coins.

Anyone with any information pertaining to these three
burglaries is encouraged to call the Russell County Sheriff’s
Crime Tip Line at 270-566-9111.

CALLERS WILL REMAIN ANONYMOUS!

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Interstate 75 closure in Rockcastle County scheduled
for May 22-24
Nighttime closure for bridge demolition
                                                                                                                   
SOMERSET, Ky. (May 15, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation
Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that Interstate 75 in Rockcastle
County will be closed for two nights beginning May 22 to allow for
demolition of the KY 3275 bridge.
I-75 south will be closed to traffic beginning at 10 p.m. EDT on
Monday, May 22 and will reopen by 6 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 23.
I-75 north will be closed from 9 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 23 until
6 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 24.
Motorists traveling on I-75 south will detour via Exit 76 (Berea) onto U.S.
25 and reconnect with I-75.
Motorists traveling on I-75 north will detour via Exit 62 (Mt. Vernon) onto
U.S. 25 and reconnect with I-75.
In addition, KY 3275 (Hurricane School Road) will be closed to through
traffic at mile point 0.7 beginning on Monday, May 22 at 8 a.m. EDT. A
signed detour route will be in place. KY 3275 will reopen to traffic upon
completion of the new overpass which is expected to be completed by
Sept. 1.
The KY 3275 bridge replacement is part of the ongoing $31 million I-75
widening project between mile points 64.5 to 69.
The date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or
other unforeseeable delays. Motorists can access travel and
traffic conditions at http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their own reports at
www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application.
Traffic information for the District 8 counties is
also available at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or by following
us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.   

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May 12, 2017

On 05-10-2017 a trespassing call on Casey Creek Road lead to
multiple arrests for the Adair County Sheriff's Office. At
approximately 9:15pm  Adair County Sheriff's Deputies Brandon
Hitch and Justin Cross responded to 675 Casey Creek Road on a
trespassing complaint.

Upon arrival Hitch and Cross located several individuals inside
the residence and requested other Law Enforcement units to respond.
They attempted to make contact with the individuals but no one would
answer the door. After a lengthy investigation it was determined that
four of the six individuals inside the residence had active warrants for
their arrest. 34 year old Kathryn Rhodes of Liberty was arrested on a
Casey County warrant on drug charges, 24 year old Rhianna Evans of
Liberty was arrested on 3 active Casey County warrants, 31 year old
Stephen Edwards of Columbia was arrested on an outstanding Russell
County warrant and 47 year old Marcus White from Liberty was
arrested on an outstanding Casey County warrant. All individuals were
lodged in the Adair County Jail with bond not yet been set. Also assisting
on scene was Sheriff Harrison Moss, Deputy Josh Durbin and KSP
Troopers Clint Bale and Billy Begley.

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AGENDA

ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

MAY 16, 2017@ 9:00 A.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. HEALTH INSURANCE BIDS DISCUSSION WITH POSSIBLE
   
    AWARDING OF BID

3. 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS DISCUSSION

4  4.  BUDGET TRANSFERS

5. BUDGET AMENDMENT – 1ST READING

6. PERSONNEL – HIRE FULL TIME EMPLOYEE AT G.R.A.S.

7. ADJOURN

This meeting is open to the public.

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The Annual Meeting of Duo County Telephone Cooperative’s
members will be held Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the
Russell County High School gymnasium for the purpose
of electing Trustees and reporting on the Coop's operations.
We will have refreshments, giveaways and door prizes and we
look forward to seeing all of our members at the meeting!
 
ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND REGISTRAION BEGINS
@ 6:00pm!

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The Adair County Fiscal Court Personnel Committee will be have
a meeting Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. CT in the basement
of the Adair County Courthouse Annex building. This meeting is
open to the public. 

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May 9, 2017

Columbia Police Department  would like to announce its second
venue for the drug forums .  In a series of meetings that started
in the City of Columbia at the Judicial Center , Columbia Police will
begin taking their message out into the county communities.

   On May 16th , 2017 at 6 pm we will be at the Breeding area Fire
Department .  We will be discussing several topics such as :

Growing use of illegal narcotics Crowing rate of addiction The rise of
health related issues such as Hepatitis Economics impacts on
community tax payers . Treatment programs How you can help!!    
There will be time for question and answer session  and  we will
discuss some things you might observe for that would indicate
possible drug activity in your area.  We was very pleased with the
turnout and participation we had at our first forum and we hope to
see you again .

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On April 19th the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, along
with several partners, put on a “Ghost Out” at the Russell County
High School in efforts of educating the entire student body on the
dangers of Drunk & Distracted Driving.

Thanks to Hutch Digital & Duo-County Telecom, our “Ghost Out”
will be televised on Duo-County Telecom several times over the
next few weeks. We hope you and your family will watch this
special program.

The “Ghost Out” will be shown on Duo-County Telecom Channels
102 and 408 (HD) at 7:00 p.m. each Monday, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday through the date of Russell County High School’s Senior
graduation.

THANK YOU Eric West for making this happen! The first showing
will be tonight. (May 8th)

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AGENDA

ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT MEETING

MAY 9, 2017@ 6:00 P.M.

ADAIR COUNTY ANNEX BASEMENT

424 PUBLIC SQUARE, COLUMBIA, KENTUCKY 42728

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRAYER

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

Announcements

1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. April 11, 2017 Regular

3. DISBURSEMENTS

4. REPORTS

A.) SHERIFF'S REPORT

B.) JAIL REPORT

C.) ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT

D.) G.R.A.S. REPORT

E.) COMMITTEE REPORTS

F.) 911 REPORT

5. TREASURER’S REPORT-MOTION TO RECEIVE

6. BUDGET AMENDMENTS

7. BUDGET TRANSFERS

8. COURT ORDERS

9. READING OF ROADS

10. ACTION ITEMS:

 

  1. Adair Co. Health Dept. – Needle Exchange Program

  2. 4th of July Fireworks Discussion

  3. Personnel – Hire FT Employee for Road Dept.

  4. Approval to pay Rescue Squad $147.34 for Unclaimed Property

  5. Approval to Pay ABC Officer Monthly Salary

  6. Inmate Meals Discussion

  7. Opening of Health Insurance Bids

  8. Board of Assessment Appeals – Tia White 3 year term

  9. Appoint Mitchel Poff Chairman of Board of Assessment Appeals

  10. Sleep Inn Tax Exemption Discussion

  11. First Reading of 2017-2018 Budget

  12. Approval of Standing Orders for 2017-2018 Budget

  13. PHI, Inc. – Helicopter Service at Airport

  14. Courthouse Repair Discussion

  15. Permission to Advertise for Bids – Road Materials 2017-2018

11. OTHER BUSINESS

12. PUBLIC COMMENTS

13. ADJOURN

This meeting is open to the public



May 8, 2017

Russell County Sheriff's Report

An investigation by Sgt. Mark Cromwell has resulted in burglary
and other charges against a Russell Springs man.

While on patrol on KY 92 South between midnight and 1:00 a.m.
on Thursday, April 27th, Sgt. Cromwell heard a loud “banging noise”
coming from inside Anchorage Marine. Further investigation revealed
a garage door open on the north side of the building and a window
busted out on the south side.

Sgt. Cromwell was soon assisted by Deputy Dustin Bunch and
Jamestown Police Officer Jeremy England. A thorough search of the
building and nearby premises did not turn up any individuals.

The owners of Anchorage Marine were contacted and responded to
the scene. The business’ video surveillance system was instrumental
in identifying the perpetrator.

On May 1st, Travis Brewster, 29, was taken into custody on warrants
obtained by Sgt. Cromwell charging Brewster with Burglary and
Criminal Mischief.

Brewster was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention
Cen
ter.

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Russell County Sheriff's report

Five persons escaped a two-vehicle collision with no serious
injuries late Saturday morning.

Deputy Nathan Antle’s investigation determined a 2004 Ford car
being driven by Lester Tallon, 50, of Columbia was southbound on
U.S. 127 when a 2012 Chrysler van operated by Margie Collins, 78,
also of Columbia, attempted to turn left from the northbound lane
into Damron Creek Road, pulling into the path of Tallon’s car.

Both drivers, as well as two passengers in the Tallon car and one
passenger in the Collins van, were examined at the scene by
Russell County EMS personnel but all declined transportation to a
medical facility.

The wreck occurred at 11:28 a.m. about six miles north of Russell
Springs.

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On Friday April,5,2017 at approximately 5:00pm Adair County
Sheriff Harrison Moss and Deputy Josh Durbin was dispatched to
TJ heath in Columbia after a male had walked in with a gunshot
wound to his side. Upon arrival it was found that the shooting had
taken place at 575 Gentry Mill Road after 39 year old Bradley Hicks
from Campbellsville and a unknown male had gotten into a physical
altercation which resulted in Mr. Hicks being shot. Mr. Hicks was taken
By Adair County EMS to university of Louisville hospital where he is
listed in good condition. The investigation is ongoing with charges
likely Deputy Durbin is the investigating officer and is being assisted
by Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss and the Kentucky State Police.

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May 5, 2017

DOGS TAGS

Adair County, it’s time to renew dog licenses for 2017

Tags are available starting June 1 at the following locations:

  • Adair County Clerk’s Office, 424 Public Square

  • Green River Animal Shelter, Jim Blair Road

  • Participating veterinary facilities locally and in surrounding counties

Tags are $ 10 for single dog and $25 for kennel licenses

Please have the following information available when purchasing your tags:

Name of owner, address, telephone, breed, sex, age, markings, and name of dog.

For additional information please contact the Judges Office, 270-384-2801

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