The Adair County Fiscal Court Personnel Committee will have a meeting on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the basement of the Adair County Annex Building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY 42728. The meeting is open to the public.
Lindsey Wilson graduate student Trent Mueller is one of 179 student-athletes across collegiate football to be selected as a semifinalist for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy®, National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame officials announced today.
Mueller is one of 10 student-athletes from the NAIA to earn the recognition.
The semifinalists were selected from a group of candidates nominated by their institution. According to the NFF, nominees must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of playing eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.
Mueller leads the Blue Raiders this season with 27 tackles through three games. In 2017, he set a single-season program record with 119 tackles en route to being named to the NAIA All-America team and the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Defensive Player of the Year.
Off the field, Mueller has earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete and Academic All Mid-South Conference honors. He also has been named a recipient of the Mid-South Conference’s Blanton Collier Leading with Character Award for the last two seasons.
According to the NFF, the finalist will be announced on Oct. 31, and each of them will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the 60th NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class. The finalists will travel to New York City for the 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 4, where their accomplishments will be highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports. Live during the event, one member of the class will be declared as the winner of the 29th William V. Campbell Trophy® and have his postgraduate scholarship increased to $25,000.
The Russell County Grand Jury met for their regular monthly session on Tuesday, handing up indictments on 31 individuals on a variety of charges, ranging from burglary and solicitation to commit murder to drug charges, according to court records.
Those indicted by the grand jury were:
Story courtesy of lakercountry.com
One person was found dead at the scene of a one vehicle accident in Casey County Saturday, September 22nd. According to the Casey County Coroner’s Office the accident happened when a pickup truck operated by 32 year old John Critser of Casey County ran off the roadway, over a guardrail and then down an embankment. Authorities say Critser was thrown out of the truck in the process and was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident happened around 6 P.M. on Highway 78 in Casey County.
Story courtesy of myq104.com
SCIENCE HILL, KY. (September 25, 2018) – The Kentucky State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred just before 2:00 pm today off of Frog Hollow Road in Pulaski County.
The initial investigation indicates that an officer allegedly observed a stolen vehicle being driven on US-27 in Pulaski County. The officer initiated his emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The driver failed to stop and led law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit continued into a field, at which time officers exited their vehicle in an attempt to deploy spike strips. While they were out of their car, the suspect vehicle struck an officer, resulting in law enforcement firing shots. The vehicle continued to flee and was later located behind a residence on KY-635 West.
The officer who was struck was transported to the Lake Cumberland Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, one occupant in the vehicle has been air lifted to UK hospital, another has been detained.
The investigation is being conducted by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson football held at No. 4 for a third straight week in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top-25 Poll, NAIA officials announced on Monday.
The Blue Raiders (3-0, 1-0 MSC) received 323 voting points from the panel of head coaches that makes up the national rating committee.
Lindsey Wilson is coming off a bye week after their game was canceled against St. Andrews (N.C.) on account of inclement weather from hurricane Florence. The Blue Raiders last defeated Pikeville on Sept. 15 by a final score of 69-14 -- its 16th consecutive regular season win dating back to the 2016 season.
Lindsey Wilson is one of 13 teams without a loss in the national poll, including the top six teams. The Blue Raiders have been ranked in the top-five for 11-consecutive polls, a streak that began on Oct. 9, 2017.
Saint Francis (Ind.) remains atop the poll with 366 voting points and all 16 first-place votes. Morningside (Iowa) is No. 2 with 351 voting points followed by Southern Oregon at No. 3 with 339 voting points. Northwestern (Iowa) rounds out the top-five with 309 points.
Five other Mid-South teams are also ranked in the national poll. No. 7 Reinhardt (Ga.) and No. 9 Georgetown (Ky.) joins the Blue Raiders in the top-10 while No. 13 Cumberlands (Ky.), No. 14 Bethel (Tenn.), and No. 21 Faulkner (Ala.) also enjoy a national ranking.
The Blue Raiders return to action at 6 p.m. CT on Thursday at Presbyterian (S.C.) in Clinton, South Carolina.
On Monday, September 24, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, Russell Springs Police Department, Jamestown Police Department, Kentucky State Police and KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife began locating and apprehending individuals on Russell District Court arrest warrants for illegal drug trafficking. This comes after a three-month investigation conducted by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department. In all, thirty-one persons are being charged with more than fifty felony offenses as a result of this investigation. Of that number, fourteen have been taken into custody as of 2:00 p.m. with efforts continuing to locate the remainder of the accused.
Those arrested on Monday and the charges they now face include:
** T/C/S = Trafficking in Controlled Substance **
• Shelby Hunt, 26, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (suboxone)
• Steven Yager, 40, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) & Complicity to T/C/S 1st Degree (meth)
• Angela Passmore, 36, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (over 2 grams) (5 counts)
• Kenneth Justin Dyer, 33, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (over 2 grams)
• Walter “Buddy” Russell, 37, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth)
• Jerome Summitt, 44, of Jamestown – T/C/S 1st Degree 1st Degree (meth) & T/C/S 1st Degree (suboxone)
• Kevin Dick, 44, of Dunnville – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (two counts)
• Cayce Fowler, 21, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (two counts)
• Justin Gregory, 39, of Science Hill – Complicity to T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (two counts)
• Latisha Goff AKA Latisha Summitt, 31, of Jamestown – T/C/S 1st Degree (suboxone)
• Aldon McQueary, Jr, 48, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (over 2 grams) (two counts)
• Leeanna Camfield Willis, 43, of Russell Springs – Complicity to T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (over 2 grams)
• Sandy Mann, 46, of Jamestown – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth)
• Justin Turner, 23, of Jamestown – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth)
Drug trafficking warrants will also be served on four individuals that have been incarcerated in recent weeks on other charges. Those names, as well as the others being sought, will be posted in future updates.
All cases will be presented to the Russell County Grand Jury during their October and November sessions.
You can report suspected drug activity or other criminal offenses, anonymously, by calling or texting the Russell County Sheriff’s Crime Tip-Line at 270-566-9111.
The photos show some of the evidence in these cases including evidence seized during two of Monday's arrests.
Story courtesy of Russell Co. Sheriff's Dept.
(Adair County, KY September 24, 2018) On September 21st, 2018 at approximately 7:19 PM EST Trooper Nick Davis served an indictment warrant 1.5 miles west of Dunnville on Cundiff Road, on 36 year old, Joshua Gayde of Dunnville. Following a thorough investigation Trooper Nick Davis presented the case to the Adair County Grand Jury resulting in an indictment being returned on Gayde for Rape, 1st degree- victim < 12 years of age and sexual abuse, 1stdegree, victim under 12 years of age. Gayde is lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
The Columbia-Adair County Fire Department has been notified that it has received the 2018 Jim Walton Crusade Award for Fire Departments raising 50,000-99,999. The distinguished award is given out to 1 department in each class that has had the largest increase over previous years. The only other time the department won was in 1986 with a 33% increase over 1985 total.
Thanks to everyone in Adair County and there charitable giving we had a 103% increase over 2017. The Department will be on Great Day Live (WHAS TV-11) this Wednesday morning starting at 9:00 AM Central Time.