Randy Eldridge, white male, wearing white shirt and blue jeans, tennis shoes and hat. Last seen on Church St & Hill St in Burkesville. Considered armed and dangerous. If you see him please call 911, the Cumberland County Sheriff Dept at (270) 864-4321 or Dispatch at (270) 864-4141
Pursuant to KRS 231.050, notice is hereby given that Barney and Doris Janes of 252 Ray Coffey Rd, Columbia KY 42728 have applied for an Entertainment Permit for “The Big Creek Barn” (weddings and special events), 2854 Milltown Rd, Columbia KY 42728. The application has been filed; with Lisa Greer the County Clerk of Adair County, to operate a place of entertainment in Adair County, the location of which is outside the corporate boundaries of the City of Columbia. The County Judge Executive Michael L. Stephens, of Adair County has set a hearing on this application for Monday, 3rd day of October, 2016 at 9:00 am CST at the Adair County Courthouse Annex Basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia KY 42728. Any person desiring to oppose the permit shall have filed in writing prior to hearing date allegations that show cause why the application should not be granted. The hearing is open to the public. Questions may be directed to Adair County Judge Executive Michael L. Stephens Office during normal business hours; 270-384-4703.
Adair County Clerk
COLUMBIA, KY. – When Lindsey Wilson College students returned to the liberal arts college in August they were greeted with campus improvements.
The water tower located behind Biggers Sports Center received a facelift and includes a fresh Lindsey Wilson College logo, and an alumni victory bell tower is under construction on the campus quad.
The cosmetic overhaul on the water tower began in May. The recognizable landmark on the A.P. White campus was once nicknamed by students the “mashed potato tower” after the potato side dish that appears daily on the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining Center menu. The exterior has been power washed and sanded and painted twice. The finishing touch – a larger than life Lindsey Wilson College logo was completed at the end of the month.
“The water tower hasn’t been painted in more than 15 years,” said LWC Vice President for Administration and Finance, Mark Coleman. “It’s one of the first things people notice on campus. A facelift was long overdue.”
The original victory bell hung in the L.R. McDonald Administration Building until the early 1970s and was rung after each victory in basketball, the only sport at the time. The same historic bell will be relocated to a different home in the newly constructed bell tower on the campus quadrangle.
“Students would race back to campus to be the first to ring the bell,” said Randy Burns, LWC Director of Alumni Relations. “We want the students to decide the new traditions for the victory bell. The alumni office and LWC administration will work with student government to make that happen.”
LWC staff members are building the 30-foot-tall victory bell tower with assistance from Anthony Janes and Fabco Incorporated. The finished tower will include a replica of the crown atop the iconic John B. Begley Chapel and will be completed by homecoming weekend, Sept. 30-Oct.1.
Money for the alumni victory bell tower was raised from donations by members of the Class of 2016 their parents and additional gifts from friends of the College.
By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools
Five Adair County High School juniors recently took home a first place award at the Kentucky State Fair for their incredible restoration of a 1947 Farmall tractor.
Sam Baker, Mason Carter, Preston Cundiff, Dylan Hancock, and Matthew McCarrol began work on the project almost a year ago, and continued their efforts even during summer break, finally finishing the job in July. It was a laborious undertaking, according to Hancock.
“We had to sand off the old paint, take care of all the mechanical issues, because it had a busted head gasket and the starter needed to be repaired,” Hancock says. “We basically had to redo the entire electrical system. Then once we got it running, we put on two coats of primer and two coats of paint, then put the decals on.”
The work paid off, as the boys won first place honors in the best Agriculture Mechanics Exhibit at the fair.
By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools
It’s been more than six months since Adair County voted to go “wet” and end its long-standing prohibition of alcohol sales, but the debate raged on last week at Adair County High School in Andrew Reliford’s fourth period transitional math class—a senior-level course that incorporates math concepts into real-life situations.
“The idea is to use statistical data to back up your arguments, not just your opinions,” Reliford explained before his class began. “The goal is to know how to form an argument that’s based on numbers and facts. You’re going to believe what you’re going to believe, but be able to back it up.”
The students were allowed to pick which side they wanted to argue, and prepared for the debate with diligent research of Adair and surrounding counties’ demographics, poverty rates, employment numbers, and crime statistics. “They did a great job researching and getting ready for this,” Reliford said. “They need to know what they’re going to say but also have an idea about what the other side will say too so they can offer a rebuttal.”
With Reliford and senior Michaela Walker serving as the debate’s moderators, the students’ arguments closely mirrored the actual wet-dry debate that swept the county several months ago, except with more facts and less name calling this time around.
Trey Strange led off the proceedings for the “dry” side, offering drunk driving statistics and warning that teenagers will gain easier access to alcohol in a wet county. Jordan Lasley responded by referencing the statistics he researched, saying that drunk driving does not increase when counties go wet. On it went, back and forth between the seven “wet” advocates and four “dry”-siders.
Austin Owens, on the wet side, argued that Danville’s increased tax revenue is an indication that Adair could similarly benefit from such a move. Dry countered that Danville is a bigger, wealthier town than Columbia and therefore is not comparable. Wet argued that good restaurants don’t locate in dry counties. Dry argued that good restaurants don’t locate in counties as small as Adair, regardless of being wet or dry.
In the end, no winner or loser was declared, which was part of the point, according to Reliford. “You might not change anyone’s mind, but I want them to at least be able to intelligently defend their own views,” Reliford said. “I thought they did a good job. They took some of the math they’ve learned and did something different with it, which is what they’ll do in college and in their careers.”
Running around naked in your front yard, is one sure fire way to get the attention of your neighbors.
Saturday night around 9:15pm, GPD received a report of a domestic dispute on Park Avenue, where the man was running around outside naked and he and a woman were fighting. Upon arrival, GPD made contact with 34 year old Paul Logsdon and 26 year old Kimberly Rigdon. According to the citation, both were manifestly under the influence. Two children were also found inside the home, a one year old and a ten month old.
Both Logsdon and Rigdon were charged with one count of ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR. GPD says due to their level of intoxication, along with their behavior, neither were able to care for the two small children.
Glasgow Police have served numerous warrants in recent days:
Barren County Warrants were served to:
39 year old Larry Geralds of Bowling Green.
52 year old Tanya Lowry, of Glasgow
38 year old Ricky Horton, of Glasgow
22 year old Bradley Hildabrand, of Glasgow
37 year old James Vickers of Phelps, KY
A Monroe County warrant was served to 19 year old Travis Wilson of Edmonton
A Hart County warrant and a Warren County warrant were served to 38 year old Jason Settle of Glasgow
A Jefferson County warrant was served to Tania Gonzalez of Cave City
A Warren County warrant was served to 26 year old Bobby Cuzak of Bowling Green
All individuals were taken to, and lodged, in the Barren County Detention Center.
Story courtesy of wcluradio.com
GPD Officer Childress saw 35 year old Josh Lewis Friday night, pulling out of Gorin Park on a motorcycle, knowing he had cited him just days before for a suspended license. When Officer Childress initiated a traffic stop, Lewis sped off onto McKenna Street, traveling on the wrong side of the road. Lewis then, according to the citation, went off the road behind a business on the west side of Coumbia Avenue, ran a stop sign, wrecked the motorcycle and disappeared. About 10 minutes later, Officer Childress saw Lewis walking on East Cherry Street. Officer Childress got out of his cruiser and was able to take Lewis into custody, noting injuries that could be suffered from a motorcycle accident. Lewis said the injuries were from riding dirt bikes earlier in the day.
Lewis was arrested and charged with OPERATING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE, DISREGARDING A STOP SIGN, FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE 1ST DEGREE, WANTON ENDANGERMENT 1ST DEGREE (POLICE OFFICER), DUI, FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH HELMET LAW, FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD, NO REGISTRATION and RECKLESS DRIVING.
Lewis was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.
Story courtesy of wcluradio.com
Taylor County Sheriff Department investigated a one vehicle accident, about a mile down Cave Road off HWY 289. A black GMC pickup, driven by Ronald Curry, 24, of Campbellsville was traveling West bound on Cave Road when he lost control and failed to negotiate a curve, resulting in him leaving the roadway and striking a tree. Curry was entrapped and removed from the vehicle by EMS. He was drove to a near by location and Airlifted out with head, chest, and leg injuries. His status is unknown at this time. Speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors in the accident.
Russell County Coroner Michael Reynolds earlier today (monday) released the name of the Louisville man who died over the weekend after falling into the lake and being struck by a propeller.
Gary Michael Burnett, age 64 was pronunced dead Saturday after the incident occured at the Lake Cumberland State Dock.
An autopsy was conducted Sunday at the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort, which determined Burnett died due to blunt force trauma injuries caused by contact with a boat propeller.
The investigation by Coroner Reynolds office and the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources is continuing.
Story by lakercountry.com
LIBERTY, Ky. (August 30, 2016) - Tpr. Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred Sunday, August 28th, 2016 at approximately 3:45 CST 4 miles south of Liberty on KY 837. 67-year-old Tommy Valdez, of Bethelridge, KY was operating a northbound 1995 Ford pickup when he lost control, left the roadway and struck a tree. Valdez was airlifted to UK Medical Center. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.