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Cave City Police Officer Michael Stevenson arrested 56 year old King Martin on Saturday morning. Officer were dispatched to 308 Ford Street in reference to illegal burning, upon officers arriving the fire department was dispatched to extinguish the illegal burn. Officer Garth Avery cited King to court for the illegal burn and he became very irate and made threatening comments toward the officers. The officers attempted to place King under arrest for terroristic threating when he began to assault the officers. After a brief struggle with King he was placed under arrest and charged with fire hazard season burning before 4:300 PM, terroristic threatening 3rd degree, resisting arrest, assault 3rd degree (police officer) and disorderly conduct 2nd degree. Officer Stevenson and Officer Avery was assisted on scene by Emergency Management Officer John Stephens. King was lodged into the Barren County Jail.
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An Adair County Man Was Lodged In The Russell County Detention Center Over The Weekend On Drug Charges
A traffic stop and roadside investigation by Deputy Evan Burton and K-9 Matt led to the arrest.
Just before 8:30 Saturday evening, Deputy Burton stopped a 2006 Lincoln passenger car at the intersection of U.S. 127 and Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs. The vehicle was operated by Anthony D. Bridgewater, 60, of Columbia.
Deputy Burton’s partner, K-9 Matt, alerted to the odor of narcotics emitting from the vehicle. Deputy Burton conducted a search resulting in the discovery of more than 6 grams of Methamphetamine, approximately 1.5 grams of Cocaine and Drug Paraphernalia.
Bridgewater was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams of Meth), Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
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February 27, 2017
Pursuant to federal regulation, there will be a meeting for any persons who are interested in information about the various Federal Programs offered through the Adair County School District. The meeting will be held on Wednesday March 22, 2016, at 9:00 AM CDT in the board room of the Adair County Board of Education at 1204 Greensburg St. in Columbia, KY. For more information contact John Shelley at 270.384.2476 ext. 2010.
Administrative Assistant Transportation/Title I
1204 Greensburg St.
Columbia, KY 42728
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2017) – The Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG) approved funding for a $970,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the purchase and lease of equipment to Hansens Aluminum for the development of a 75,000-square-foot facility within the Henderson Riverport Industrial Area.
Hansens’ investment totals $18.3 million for the acquisition of 10.3 acres of land, construction of the building and procurement of equipment. Hansens Aluminum has projected this expansion will create 50 jobs.
“The Henderson community welcomes this new international industry, the much-needed new jobs that will follow, and the boost to our economic climate,” said Sen. Dorsey Ridley. “We stand ready with a dedicated and skilled workforce to meet the company’s needs. I look forward to a long and prosperous partnership between the Henderson community and Hansens Aluminum.”
“I am very pleased to have a dynamic, innovative manufacturer like Hansens Aluminum in Henderson,” said Rep Robby Mills. “The Henderson community is deeply grateful that this South African company chose Henderson as their U.S. home. Our skilled and readied workforce is more than capable of making this investment venture a success in Kentucky for years to come.”
The CDBG program provides assistance to communities for use in revitalizing neighborhoods, expanding affordable housing and economic opportunities, providing infrastructure and/or improving community facilities and services.
Applications for CDBG funds are also submitted to DLG. To learn more, please visit https://kydlgweb.ky.gov/FederalGrants/CDBG_cities.cfm.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2017) – Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that his office will transfer $30,000 to the Kentucky State Police Crime Lab to help end the state’s rape kit backlog.
The money is the amount of interest accumulated to date from the multimillion-dollar Risperdal settlement. The Attorney General’s office alleged Johnson & Johnson dishonestly marketed its drug Risperdal to patients and the medical community in Kentucky.
In order to maximize the use of the settlement funds, Beshear’s office placed the money in interest-bearing accounts.
“I am committed to securing justice for every victim whose kit has not been tested,” Beshear said. “Through good fiscal management, our transfer will test more kits and speed up that justice.”
The $30,000, which would cover the cost of testing nearly 50 kits, is the first payment to KSP from the interest on the settlement funds. Beshear expects to give KSP additional payments.
Upon taking office, Beshear made ending Kentucky’s backlog and providing justice for victims of sexual assault a top priority.
Beshear’s office has been partnering with lawmakers, law enforcement and advocates to end Kentucky’s Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence kit or SAFE kit backlog since the spring when Senate Bill 63 was passed that directed the 3,000-plus untested kits to be tested.
Beshear recommended and provided $4.5 million from the Risperdal settlement to lawmakers for Kentucky State Police Crime Lab upgrades to prevent the state’s safe kit backlog. His office provided an additional $1 million from the settlement to aid law enforcement and prosecutors in the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases.
The Attorney General’s Office has held a summit for those working to end Kentucky’s safe kit backlog, and is currently partnering to train law enforcement officials on how to conduct victim-centered investigations and prosecute sexual assault offenders. The office is partnering with the University of Louisville’s Department of Criminal Justice to provide accountability in Kentucky’s safe kit backlog efforts.
Beshear’s office is sponsoring a conference for prosecutors April 11-13 on handling cold case sexual assault cases. Additionally, there is a toolkit available to law enforcement officials and advocates.
“We appreciate the hard work being done by KSP employees at the lab to inventory untested kits and to encourage departments to submit all kits in accordance with the Safe Act,” Beshear said. “Addressing Kentucky’s safe kit backlog will not be possible without collaboration, and I recognize the work and commitment of all our partners.”
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2017) -- Applications are now being accepted for conservation officer recruits at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 6.
The department plans to fill 25 positions statewide.
Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license and meet educational requirements or have experience in related fields.
The first step is to submit an application online at careers.ky.gov. Applicants should apply to Auto Req ID number 52700BR. Please note: All applicants are required to fully complete the online application in the Career Opportunities System (COS) to be considered for further review.
Applicants must meet the position requirements, which can be found on the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ website at fw.ky.gov. Search under the keywords, “Career in Law Enforcement.”
Applicants must pass a written test, physical fitness test, swimming test, oral interview, psychological and drug screen, polygraph, background review and medical evaluation to be considered for selection.
Available counties will be determined at a later date with the following possibilities: Boone, Boyle, Breckinridge, Calloway, Carroll, Christian, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmondson, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Gallatin, Garrard, Graves, Harlan, Harrison, Henry, Jefferson, Jessamine, Lawrence, Logan, Lyon, Madison, Marshall, Martin, McCracken, Metcalfe, Robertson, Rowan, Spencer, Todd, Trigg, Trimble and Wayne.
Applicants will be notified via email regarding the written test scheduling. Applicants should frequently check their email, including junk mail folders, after the posting closes. An initial email to applicants will include important time sensitive information and recipients will be required to respond by a specific date.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 14, 2017 – Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 37 Kentucky counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care and other out-of-home care. The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.
The counties in need of volunteers are Barren, Boyle, Bracken, Butler, Christian, Clay, Crittenden, Edmonson, Fayette, Floyd, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Jefferson, Knott, Laurel, Lawrence, Lincoln, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Magoffin, Mason, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Oldham, Perry, Powell, Russell, Simpson, Taylor, Todd, Trigg, Trimble, Warren and Wayne. Volunteers are not required to live in these counties.
The Kentucky General Assembly created the state CFCRB in 1982 as a way to decrease the time children spend in out-of-home care. CFCRB volunteers review Cabinet for Health and Family Services files on children placed in out-of-home care and work with the cabinet and courts on behalf of the state’s foster children. The volunteer reviewers help ensure that children receive the necessary services while in out-of-home care and are ultimately placed in permanent homes.
All volunteers must complete a six-hour initial training session. Potential volunteers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible so they may be scheduled for training in their area. The next training sessions for the counties listed will take place March 3 in Jefferson County, March 17 in Warren County, April 1 in Fayette County, April 22 in Pulaski County and April 29 in Boone County.
All potential volunteers must consent to a criminal record and Central Registry check. A recommendation is then made to the chief judge of the District Court or Family Court for appointment.
To get more information and apply to be a volunteer, visit the CFCRB web page at http://courts.ky.gov/courtprograms/cfcrb/Pages/default.aspx.
Citizen Foster Care Review Board
More than 700 volunteers across the state serve as members of the Kentucky Citizen Foster Care Review Board. In Fiscal Year 2016, volunteers conducted nearly 21,000 reviews of more than 11,300 children in out-of-home care.
The Administrative Office of the Courts oversees the boards. The AOC is the operations arm for the state court system and supports the activities of nearly 3,400 employees and 404 elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks. The AOC also executes the Judicial Branch budget.
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Campbellsville University Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Tony Cunha, dean of the School of Music, will be performing a concert at the university’s Ransdell Chapel on Tuesday, March 7 at 8 p.m. at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.
The Campbellsville University Orchestra will be performing pieces such as “Piano Concerto in A Minor” written by Robert Schumann, featuring Hsing-Yi Tsai, a graduate student, on piano; “Symphony No. 9” written by Antonin Dvorak; and “Cherokee” written by Ray Noble and arranged by Saulo DeAlmedia, instructor in music at Campbellsville University, and featuring DeAlmeida on double bass; Dr. Chad Floyd, associate professor of music, on drums; Dr. Denis Santos on flute.
The concert will also be featuring the CU Trumpet Ensemble conducted by Dr. Anne McNamara, assistant professor of music (trumpet). They will be playing pieces such as “Fanfare for an Angel” by James Stephenson, “Chorale from Judas Maccabeus” by G.F. Handel and arranged by Albert Mancini and “Gloria in Exelsis from B minor Mass” by J.S Bach and arranged by Albert Mancini.
McNamara said, “We hope that you’ll be able to join us for our CU Trumpet Ensemble performance with the CU Symphony Orchestra. Our repertoire will include music from the Baroque and Modern eras. Let our concert help energize you for the last week before spring break, which is March 13-17!”
Surplus County property awarded to high bidders at the Friday, February 24, 2017 Special Called Meeting of the Adair County Fiscal Court are as listed below:
Sent on behalf of Director Dossett:
In consultation with the National Weather Service, we are postponing the scheduled Statewide Tornado Safety Drill for February 28th, due to the threat of severe weather on Tuesday.
The Statewide Tornado Safety Drill has been rescheduled for Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10:07 EST/9:07 CST.
Thank you for your continued support.
Michael E. Dossett, Director
Kentucky Emergency Management