LOCAL NEWS

September 22, 2017

BOIL WATER ADVISORY

Date Issued 9/22/2017

Time Issued  9:00 A.M.

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers from 1672 Hwy South 55 to 7694 Hwy South 55, Marvin Jones Road, Morrison Road, State Park Road, Dale Morrison Road, 221 Fairplay Road to 1794 Fairplay Road 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, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

This 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.

A two vehicle collision just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fairview community sent a Russell Springs man to the local emergency room.

Deputy Ethan Pike’s investigation determined that Tony Gregory, 52, of Russell Springs, was eastbound on KY 80 in a 1991 Ford car, when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a Chevrolet Blazer being operated by Joshua Hudson, 38, also of Russell Springs.

Hudson and a passenger, 35 year old Wanda Bishop, escaped injury.

Gregory was transported by ambulance to the Russell County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Gregory was cited to appear in Russell District Court for Driving Under the Influence.

Information provided through the Russell County Sheriff’s Crime Tip-Line resulted in the seizure early Friday of a “clandestine meth lab” and the arrest of a Russell Springs man for his second offense of Manufacturing Methamphetamine.

Douglas Meth Lab 092217

A Search Warrant obtained by Det. Joey Hoover was executed at 2:00 a.m. on a building adjacent to a residence at 45 KY 1729, near the intersection of West KY 80 & Beckham Ridge Road.

The search resulted in the discovery & seizure of numerous apparatus and components used to “cook meth” as recent as Thursday evening.

Edward D. Douglas, 47, of Russell Springs was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 2nd offense, a Class A Felony.

At the time of his arrest, Douglas was on parole after serving part of a 5 year sentence for a November 2015 conviction in Russell Circuit Court for Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st offense.

The raid was conducted by Det. Joey Hoover, Sgt. Mark Cromwell, Deputy Nathan Ginn & Deputy Lucas Justice of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, Officer Bobby Pritchard of the Russell Springs Police Department, and KSP Troopers Billy Begley & Allen Shirley.

Douglas was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

Two persons were flown to the U.K. Medical Center following a single vehicle, rollover wreck just after noon Thursday.

 

 

Lt. David Cain’s investigation determined that Christian Spiller, 21, of Russell Springs, lost control of his 2000 Honda car while southbound on KY 379 just south of the Russell Springs City Limits, resulting in the vehicle leaving the roadway, striking a culvert and overturning twice, ejecting Spiller.

Despite being injured, Spiller attempted to flee the scene on foot but was quickly apprehended.

A passenger, Kimberly Erb, 19, of Lexington, was also injured.

Spiller & Erb were transported by ambulance to the Russell County Hospital and then airlifted to the U.K. Medical Center for treatment of various injuries.

Lt. Cain’s investigation is ongoing. Charges are forthcoming.

September 20, 2017

Single Vehicle Accident in Adair sends 3 to TJ Health

A single vehicle injury accident resulted in three persons being transported to T J Health of Columbia. On 09/19/2017 at approximately 5:00 am 28 year old Jessica Lewis of Columbia was traveling on Greenbrier Road when she swerved to avoid a deer in the road. Lewis and her two juvenile children traveled off the roadway and over an embankment. All three were treated on scene by Adair County EMS and transported to T J Health of Columbia for further treatment. The extent of the injuries are unknown.

Deputy Josh Durbin is investigating the collision and was assisted on scene by members of the Breeding Volunteer Fire Department.

September 19, 2017

Adair Circuit Court September Indictments:

WAIN reminds our listeners and readers that an indictment is a legal accusation and persons indicted are innocent until proven guilty:

Nicholas A Popplewell 167 Carey Road Russell Springs KY: Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Frist Degree: the named defendant possessed or uttered 2 counterfeit $50.00 bills, with the knowledge that said bills were counterfeit; Persistent Felony Offender in the First degree.

Jonathan M Dickson 8205 Liberty Road Columbia KY: Criminal Possession of a forged instrument in the first degree: the named defendant possessed or uttered counterfeit $100.00 bills with the knowledge that said bills were counterfeit. Receiving Stolen Property: the named defendant received, retained, or disposed or a knife, same being the moveable property of Ron Richardson, and the defendant knew that the knife had been stolen or had reason to believe it had been stolen. Possession of Marijuana: Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First degree- First offense (methamphetamine) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of a controlled substance in the second degree- Drug Unspecified

Danielle R Monastra 5965 Elkhorn Road Knifley, Kentucky: Abandonment of Minor, the defendant committed the offense of Abandonment of a Minor when as a parent she deserted her minor child, Jo F, who was then two years old by leaving the child at home unattended under circumstances which endangered said minor child’s life or health and with the intent to abandon said minor child; Count 2 defendant committed the offense of Abandonment of a Minor when as a parent she deserted her minor child, Jo F, who was then one years old by leaving the child at home unattended under circumstances which endangered said minor child’s life or health and with the intent to abandon said minor child. Count 3 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Dustin Tyler Wilt 1770 Brock Burris Road Columbia: Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree; Count 2 Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree the defendant while acting either alone or in complicity with Alexa Lynn Haney Wilt, committed the offense of Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree when under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to Ka. W. a minor child by transporting the minor child in a motor vehicle while the operator of the motor vehicle was under the influence of methamphetamine; Count 4 Endangering the welfare of a minor: the defendant being a parent guardian or person legally charged with the care or custody of Ka.W. The minor child of the defendant he knowingly and unlawfully failed or refused to exercise diligence in the control of such minor child to prevent the child from becoming neglected, dependent, or delinquent children. Count 5 Endanger the Welfare of a Minor. Count 6 Endanger the Welfare of a Minor

Jason Dewayne Dick 160 E Ingram Road Columbia: Driving-DUI suspended License- Third of Subsequent Offense. Assault in the Fourth Degree (Domestic Violence) Third or more offense within 5 years; the defendant committed the offense upon Shantae Gish, by intentionally or wantonly causing physical injury to Shantae Gish when he struck her in the mouth this being his third or subsequent offense of assault in the Fourth Degree within 5 years and the relationship between the defendant and the victim in each of the offenses meets the definition of family member or member of an unmarried couple

Danny Lee Jeffries 804 Greensburg St Columbia: Tampering with Public Records: the defendant committed the offense of Tampering with Public Records when he intentionally destroyed mutilated, concealed, removed, or otherwise impaired the availability of public records by tear official paperwork from a notebook and removing it from the Adair County DCBS Office.

Jessica Lauren Melson 337 Sandlick Road Columbia: Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, License to be in possession.

Juan M Gomez 3405 Holmes Bend Road Apt 2 Columbia KY: Criminal Possession of a Forged instrument in the First Degree; the defendant possessed or uttered a counterfeit $20.00 bill at Five Star, with the knowledge the bill was counterfeit; Count 2 Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree the defendant possessed or uttered a counterfeit $10.00 bill at Green River Bait, with the knowledge the bill was counterfeit.

Tammie M Randolph 223 Turkey Trace Columbia KY : Burglary In The First Degree; the defendant knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a dwelling owned by Mariann Norris or another person with the intent to commit a crime and in effecting entry or while in the building or in the immediate flight therefrom, the defendant caused physical infury to another person who was not a participant in the crime. Count 2 Assault in the Fourth Degree upon Mariann Norris by intentionally or wantonly hitting Mariann Norris with her fist in the face and leg causing injury to Mariann Norris. Count 3 Criminal Mischief in the third Degree the defendant having no right to do so or any reasonable ground to believe that she had such right she intentionally or wantonly defaced, destroyed, or damaged property of Mariann Norris or another persona, by breaking a storm door window at a dwelling owned by Mariann Norris causing pecuniary loss of less than $500.00 .

Michael L Milburn 104 Ravine Way Campbellsville KY: Trafficking in a controlled substance in the First Degree- First offense 2 grams of more of Methamphetamine. Count 2 Possession of Marijuana. Count 3 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Count 4 Regulations Necessary to implement the defendant acting either alone or in complicity with Beverly A Czerwinski, camped in an area designated by Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources as a “No Camping” area. Count 5 Giving a Peace Officer a False Name or Address, the defendant knowingly and unlawfully and with the intent to mislead Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Officer Jared Ervin as to his identity gave a false name to Officer Jared Ervin, who had asked for the defendant’s name and address in the lawful discharge of his official duties and had warned the defendant that the giving of a false name or address is a criminal offense.

Beverly A Czerwinski 214 West Court Campbellsville KY: Trafficking a controlled Substance in the Frist degree- Frist offense 2 Grams or more of Methamphetamine, the defendant acting either alone or in complicity with Michael L Milburn, committed the offense when she knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in two grams or more of methamphetamine. Count 2, Possession of Marijuana. Count 3 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Count 4 Regulations Necessary to Implement Purpose the defendant acting either alone or in complicity with Michael L Milburn, camped in an area designated by Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources as a “No Camping” area. Count 5 Marijuana Cultivation less than 5 plants.

Shelton Ray Grider 160 Geneva Drive Russell Springs KY: Count 1 Assault in the Frist Degree, the defendant committed the offense under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value to human life, he wantonly engaged in conduct which created a grave risk of death to another person or person by operating a motor vehicle in a wanton manner and while under the influence of methamphetamine and or other substance, and thereby struck an automobile occupied by Jacklyn N Judd causing serious injury to Judd. Count 2 persistent Felony offender In the Second Degree. Count 3 Assault in the First Degree. Count 4 Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree. Count 5 Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree. Count 6 Persistent Felony offender in the second degree. Count 7 Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree. Count 8 Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree. Count 9 wanton Endangerment In the First Degree. Count 10 Persistent Felony offender in the Second Degree. Count 11 Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree. Count 12 Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree Count 13 Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree. Count 14 Persistent Felony offender in the Second Degree. Count 15 Operating a Motor Vehicle While under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (aggravating circumstance: First offense

Jason R Watkins 6831 Edmonton Road Columbia KY: Count 1 Burglary in the Third Degree, the defendant knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a barn owned by Brian Roberson with the intent to commit a crime. Count 2 Receiving Stolen Property $500.00 or more but less than $10,000.00 the defendant received, retained, or disposed of a 2008 Kawasaki Teryz, ATV, same being the moveable property of Dusty Page, and the defendant knew that the property had been stolen or had reason to be stolen, and defendant did not receive, retain, or dispose of the property with the intent to return it to the owner, said property having value of more than $5000.00 but less than $10,000.00

Candice Nell Thomas 4730 Knifley Road Columbia : Count 1 receiving Stolen Property $500 or more but less than $10,000 the defendant received, retained, or disposed or a television, cash, wallet, portable DVD player, Sony Handycam DVD recorder, cell phone, watches and other items, same being the moveable property of Larin Stotts, and the defendant knew the property had been stolen or had reason to believe that it had been stolen and the defendant did not receive, retain, or dispose of the property with the intent to return it to the owner, said property having value of more than $5000.00 but less than $10,000.00. Count 2 Persistent Felony offender in the First Degree.

Alexa Lynn Haney Wilt 305 Trabue St 231 Columbia KY: Count 1 Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree the defendant wither acting alone or in complicity with Dustin T Wilt committed the offense of Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree when under circumstance manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, she wantonly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to Ko. W. a minor child by transporting the minor child in a motor vehicle while the operator of the motor vehicle was under the influence of methamphetamine. Count 2 Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree. Count 3 wanton Endangerment in the Frist Degree. Count 4 & 5 & 6 Endangering the Welfare of A Minor

September 18, 2017

A Russell Springs man was killed in a single vehicle, rollover wreck early Sunday.

Deputy Dustin Bunch’s investigation determined Steven Williams, 38, lost control of his 2004 Dodge Ram truck at approximately 1:00 a.m. while eastbound on West KY 80 in the Royville community, resulting in the truck partially leaving the roadway, then coming back onto the roadway and rolling over several times before coming to rest on its top.

Williams was pronounced dead at the scene by Russell County Coroner Mike Reynolds.

Williams was wearing his seat-belt. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the cause of the wreck.

Clinton County Deputy Jailer arrested  

Albany, Ky. (September 18, 2017) – 50-year-old Tony Denney, of Albany, was arrested on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:06 PM and charged with Official Misconduct and Promoting Contraband. Denney is a Clinton County Deputy Jailer and the arrest is the result of an ongoing probe into contraband being introduced into a secure facility.  

If anyone has any information regarding this investigation, please contact Post 15 in Columbia at 1-800-222-5555.  Denney was lodged in the Clinton County Jail.  Tpr. Jason Warinner is investigating.  

Columbia Police investigate two injury collisions Friday afternoon.

On 9-15-17 at 4:51 pm Columbia Police Officers investigated a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on Burkesville street . The collision occurred when 61 year old Micheal Bell attempted to cross Burkesville street from West Guardian to East Guardian street in a motorized wheelchair. Bell was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet truck operated by 22 year old Blake Karnes of Columbia.   Bell was treated on scene by Adair County Ems and transported to TJ Health of Columbia where he was later transferred to the University of Kentucky hospital in Lexington. The Collision is being investigated by CPD Ofc. Josh Brockman

     Approximately 20 minutes later Columbia Police Officers were dispatched to Campbellsville Rd to a reported three vehicle injury collision. The collision occurred when unit 2 driven by 26 year old Brian Guffey and his Passenger 24 year old Monica Mcelyen were operating a 2007 Pontiac car and had stopped awaiting traffic to make a left hand turn into Shady lane . Guffey's vehicle was struck in the rear by unit 1 driven by 36 year old David Brockman operating a 1998 Chevrolet truck. The impact knocked Guffey's vehicle into the southbound lane of Campbellsville street resulting in them being struck a second time. They were struck head on by unit 3 a 2005 GMC truck operated by 56 year old Richard Shelton of Columbia and his passenger 55 year old Kathy Shelton .

The collision resulted in the occupants of unit 2 and 3 for a total of 4 people being transported by Adair County Ems to TJ Health of Columbia. The collision is being investigated by CPD Ofc Jordan Dean.

  

On Saturday September 16th at approximately 10:45 pm The Adair County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident that occurred on Bull Run Road.

The accident occurred when a 2015 Kia car being operated by

18 year old James Tyler Watt of Boston, Ky. along with a passenger 17 year old Aaron Hall of Leitchfield, Ky. failed to negotiate a curve when passing Dwight Curry Road on Bull Run Road dropping off the shoulder striking a tree traveling up the tree then striking a utility pole.

Vehicle then came to rest on its top with power lines and a transformer on their vehicle. Two ambulances from Adair County EMS responded and treated both patients on the scene transporting both patients to T.J. Health of Columbia. James Tyler Watt was flown to University of Louisville Hospital for injuries sustained. Aaron Hall was treated a T.J. Hospital for injuries sustained. There was a power outage for several hours as crews from Taylor County RECC worked to restore the outage. Deputy Brandon Hitch was the investigating officer assisted by Deputy Joey Keith along with Columbia Police Department and Adair Search and Rescue

September 15, 2017

Injury Collison on Gamaliel Road in Monroe County

Gamaliel, KY

(September 15, 2017) Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle injury collision on Gamaliel Road near the intersection of Sugar Grove Road today around 9:42 a.m.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 48 year-old Randall Stafford of La Fayette, TN was operating a 1987 Peterbuilt semi-truck traveling north on Gamaliel Road near the intersection of Sugar Grove Road, when he entered a curve causing the trailer to cross the centerline striking a 2002 Dodge pickup being operated by 20 year-old Austin Pruitt of Hardyville, KY.  The vehicle traveled down the side of the trailer being pulled by Stafford before striking the rear tires causing the Pruitt vehicle to spin out of control, strike a guardrail and overturn. 

Stafford was wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision.  Pruitt and 19 year-old Heather Ford of Monticello, KY were not wearing their seat belt.  Ford was transported to the Monroe County Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries by the Monroe County EMS.  

Officer First Class Casey Tooley is investigating and was assisted at the scene by Monroe County Sherriff’s’ Office, Gamaliel Fire & Rescue, and Monroe County EMS.

RUSSELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT

CALLED FISCAL COURT MEETING

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

10:00 A.M.

Items on the Agenda; Public commento on 5 year Solid Waste Plan, transfer $505.57 from Jail to ABC to Correct a deposit error