- Melinda S. Young, L&N Turnpike, Magnolia, KY - Receiving stolen property, $500 or more but less than $10,000; Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, methamphetamine; Possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Joshua E. Cochran, Thrasher Ct., Russell Springs, KY - Receiving stolen property, $500 or more but less than $10,000; Persistent felony offender, 1st degree; Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 3rd or subsequent offense, methamphetamine; Possession of drug paraphernalia; Giving a peace officer false identifying information.
- Jason Guy Perkins, Bloomington Chapel Rd., Columbia, KY - 2 counts of Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon
- Coy D. Morrision, Jr., Jay Wheeler Rd., Columbia, KY - Tampering with a prisoner monitoring device; Persistent felony offender, 1st degree; Escape, 2nd degree; Persistent felony offender, 1st degree.
- Dana Rochell Campbell, TP Cundiff Rd., Columbia, KY - Promoting contraband, 1st degree; Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense, methamphetamine.
- Ricky Allen Jones, Slater Rd., Edmonton, KY - Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, methamphetamine; Possession of marijuana; Possession of drug paraphernalia; Public intoxication.
- Buddy R. Longwell, S. Hwy. 639, Albany, KY - Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., .08, 4th or subsequent offense, aggravating circumstance; Persistent felony offender, 1st degree; Operating on a suspended/revoked operators license; Reckless driving; Failure to produce insurance card.
- Lacy L. Grant, KY Hwy 900, Glensfork, KY - Wanton endangerment, 1st degree; Assault, 2nd degree; Terroristic threatening, 3rd degree.
- Joseph P. Baker, Ed Irvin Rd., Columbia, KY - Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Tampering with physical evidence; Persistent felony offender, 1st degree; Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense, methamphetamine; Possession of marijuana; Operating ona suspended/revoked operators license; Failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense.
- Timothy R. Riggs, Old Caven Bend Rd., Greensburg, KY - Wanton endangerment, 1st degree; Persistent felony offender, 2nd degree; Assault, 2nd degree; Persistent felony offender, 2nd degree; Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; Criminal mischief, 2nd degree.
- Johnathan K. Hutcheson, Enid Leiby Rd., Glensfork, KY - Theft by unlawful taking/disposition, $500 or more but under $10,000.
- Tony George, Old Sulphur Springs Rd., Columbia, KY - Receiving stolen property, $500 or more but less than $10,000.
- Erik James Novak, Osage Avenue, Campbellsville, KY - Theft by unlawful taking/disposition, $500 or more but under $10,000.
- Chasity Lynn Williams, Harris Rd., Columbia, KY - False statement/misrepresentation to receive benefits, over $100.
- Tara Lynn Hoover, Happy Hills Dr., Campbellsville, KY - Assault, 1st degree; Wanton endangerment, 1st degree; Wanton endangerment, 1st degree; Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., .08 (aggravating circumstance), 1st offense; Failure to produce insurance card.
- Jeremy L. Wethington, Calvary Rd., Lebanon, KY - Theft by failure to make required disposition of property, $500 or more but less than $10,000.
An Adair County Grand Jury returned indictments against 16 individuals on Tuesday, November 13, 2018:
The Adair County Fiscal Court will meet in Special Called meeting on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the basement of the Adair County Annex building. The public is invited to attend.
ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
NOVEMBER 28, 2018@ 10:30 A.M.
ADAIR COUNTY ANNEX BASEMENT
424 PUBLIC SQUARE, COLUMBIA, KENTUCKY 42728
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
CALL TO ORDER
1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2. BUDGET AMENDMENT-2ND READING
3. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE REPORT
4. PERMISSION TO HIRE FT EMPLOYEE FOR RECYCLING DIRECTOR
This meeting is open to the public.
The Adair County Personnel Committee will meet in the basement of the Adair County Courthouse Annex on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend.
On Saturday November 24, at approximately 2:00 p.m. The Adair County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident 8 and a half miles South of Columbia on Ky Hwy 900. The accident occurred when 20 year old Tyler Helm of Columbia was operating a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado on Hwy 900 when a deer crossed his path Helm swerved to avoid the deer. His vehicle over corrected and overturned. Helm was treated by Adair EMS and transported to T.J. Health of Columbia for injuries sustained.
Deputy Hitch is the investigating Officer.
Traffic technicians expect to install new flashing arrow signals next week, the week of Nov. 26, at the intersection of KY 61, KY 80 and KY 55 in Adair County.
Motorists are advised to watch for warning signs and heed all traffic control devices while work is taking place at the intersection. The signal work may be adjusted due to for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.
The new arrow signals can reduce the risk of making left turns across lanes of oncoming traffic by providing more detailed information to drivers. They will not change existing traffic patterns.
After installation, there will be three different left arrows that motorists could see.
The signal replaces the more traditional left turn yield on green ball display. The flashing yellow arrow more clearly indicates to motorists that they must yield to oncoming traffic.
Now being used at intersections across the country, this new left-turn arrow configuration stemmed from a Federal Highway Administration study that showed the arrows had a higher level of driver comprehension.
In other words, motorists sometimes mistook the circular yield-on-green signal as implying that the left turn had the right of way over opposing traffic, but when faced with flashing yellow arrows motorists more easily understood yield conditions and make fewer mistakes – which resulted in fewer crashes.
For more information, including an animated graphic and handout explaining how the new arrow signals work, see the Transportation Cabinet’s “Flashing Yellow Lights” page online at http://transportation.ky.gov/Traffic-Operations/Pages/Flashing-Yellow-Lights.aspx or at http://bit.ly/KYFlash.
For Kentucky’s latest traffic and travel information, visit goky.ky.gov or navigate traffic by downloading the free Waze app at www.waze.com. Motorists can also access traffic information for the District 8 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 and at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.
Jason L. Atwood, Campbellsville, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia;
Dwayne P. Bernard, Greensburg, assault 1st, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct;
Brad O. Maddox, Greensburg, rape 1st, sodomy 1st, incest;
Wes (James) Morrison, Summersville, assault 2nd, theft by unlawful taking;
Michelle A. Taylor, Greensburg, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia.
AN INDICTMENT IS ONLY A LEGAL ACCUSATION NOT IMPLYING GUILT OR INNOCENCE.
Story courtesy of myq04.com
COLUMBIA, KY. -- Lindsey Wilson College students dedicated their Saturday afternoon to providing Thanksgiving meals to the food insecure of Columbia-Adair County before heading home for the holiday.
LWC students were joined by college staff for the third-annual Turkey Palooza, an event organized each year by LWC Campus Kitchen. Two dozen volunteers from the LWC campus community served 56 individuals on Saturday.
In her first year as Bonner Scholar Coordinator and Director of LWC Campus Kitchen Lainie Phelps said Turkey Palooza is a way for the college to give back to the community they call home.
“Turkey Palooza provides a traditional holiday dinner to people who might not otherwise get a meal on Thanksgiving,” said Phelps. “Every family got enough food for a full Thanksgiving meal plus an extra bag of food. I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome."
The bags of food delivered on Saturday included Thanksgiving staples like ham, rolls, a 5 pound bag of potatoes, stuffing, corn, green beans and peas. Students also lead a bake shift and baked enough cookies for each client to receive at least one for each person in the family.
LWC business administration senior and Campus Kitchen Administration Manager Jamie Bratcher from Louisville, Ky., said Turkey Palooza would not be possible without the generous support from the community and business partners.
“We were blown away by the support and number of people that contacted us to donate,” said Bratcher. “We went to IGA of Columbia and purchased the bags filled with the Thanksgiving items. None of this could have happened without donations from Lindsey Wilson, the community and from our grocery partner, IGA.”
LWC Campus Kitchen is a student-run organization that relies on food donations from businesses and the community to serve more than 60 people in Columbia-Adair County each week. In 2017, more than 30 students volunteered with LWC Campus Kitchen to recover a total of 4,041 pounds of food. For more information on how you can help LWC Campus Kitchen email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 270-384-7469.
Lindsey Wilson College students, faculty and college administrators hit the court for a little friendly competition, fun and a good cause on Thursday evening.
The second-annual Lindsey Wilson student-faculty & staff basketball game was held in Biggers Sports Center in front of an energetic crowd of nearly 400 students and onlookers.
Human services and counseling and Christian ministries senior Sam Kiger from Elizabethtown, Ky., who organized the event said the student-faculty game has quickly become one of the most anticipated events for the campus community.
“Everyone was excited for the the game this year -- especially now that they know what is going on -- and it turned out to be much more competitive than last year,” said Kiger. “All the support from the students, staff, Bonner Scholars, SGA and many others truly helped to make the event amazing.”
More than 25 students, faculty and staff from the LWC community participated in the event either as players, coaches or officials.
LWC Director of Career Services Laura Burwash said she enjoys the spirited atmosphere surrounding the game and the relaxed time spent with students outside of the day-to-day grind.
“Playing against students reminds me once again why I love Lindsey Wilson College,” said Burwash. “Even with the competitiveness and the desire to win -- the contagious atmosphere filled with laughter, support, smiles and cheers is truly a one of a kind experience. LWC touches lives whether it be my own life, student's lives or the community. Participating in this event gives me the opportunity to help others and be thankful for this special place.”
Fans were encouraged to bring canned food items to donate to LWC Campus Kitchen, a student-run organization that relies on food donations from businesses and the community to serve more than 60 people in Columbia-Adair County each week.
“We had a great turnout with the food drive, so it was definitely a success as well,” said Kiger. “From all of the canned foods we received, we will be able to provide many families with food over the holiday season.”
Human services and counseling and Christian ministries senior Gabby Pyles from Campbellsville, Ky., who played in the 2017 and 2018 student-faculty games says she enjoys the time spent with the LWC community outside of the classroom.
“I had the best time running around on the court trying not to get run over by the experienced players, cheering on my team members, and I even attempted a few granny shots during the game, it was so much fun,” Pyles said about her involvement. “What a wonderful event to have fun with our LWC family and benefit a worthy cause!”
It was a close game from beginning to end but the students edged out the faculty team on a stunning last second, three-point shot, winning 54-51.
Trooper Daniel Forbis is investigating a two vehicle collision that occurred Friday, November 16th, 2018 at approximately 8:29 AM CST in the limits of Columbia at the intersection of North KY 55 and the Veteran’s Memorial Highway.
Charles Shirley, age 75 of Columbia, was traveling south on KY 55 in a 2005 GMC truck.
Shirley was slowing down for a red light when his vehicle was struck in the back by a 2015 Chevy Tahoe being operated by Brandy Hancock, age 40 of Greensburg.
Both occupants were wearing a seat belt.
Shirley was treated and released from TJ Health Columbia Hospital.
Trooper Forbis was assisted at the scene by Adair County EMS.
Fourteen civilian employees were honored today by the Kentucky State Police at a ceremony in Lexington highlighting their performance and public service during the past year.
“The Kentucky State Police has a wide array of individuals with diverse talents and skills who contribute to our public safety mission on a daily basis,” said KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. “Without them, our success would be impossible. I thank each of them for their service.”
Somerset resident Randall J. Adams was named 2018 KSP Civilian Employee of the Year. A 29-year veteran of the agency, Adam is a Police Telecommunicator II at KSP Post 15 in Columbia.
Adams distinguished himself during a 2017 incident when a military veteran, who suffered from PTSD, told his family that he was going to commit suicide somewhere in Cumberland County. Unable to make contact with the subject by phone, Adams left a voice mail message that he was also a veteran and just wanted to help. A short time later, the subject returned the call stating that he had already shot himself in the chest. Through labored breathing, the subject described his surroundings and Adams was able to direct troopers to the location. The subject was transported from the scene and received medical treatment that saved his life.
A Columbia, Ky. native, Adams is a 1978 graduate of Adair Co. High School and a 1983 graduate of Campbellsville University. He is the son of the late Jessie Adams of Columbia and Verlene Adams of Somerset.
Other KSP civilian employees who received awards included:
Administrative Services Award
Alicia Parham, Internal Policy Analyst III, Strategic Planning Branch
Supervisor of the Year Award
Heather Ellis, Administrative Section Supervisor, Intelligence Branch
Forensic Services Support Award
Carolyn Trader-Moore, Forensic Scientist Specialist II, Eastern Lab
Commercial Vehicle Support Award
Matthew Lawson, CVE Inspector II, Region 1-Henderson
Post Operations Support Award
Gary Hopperton, Maintenance Worker II, Post 6- Dry Ridge
David Maes, Administrative Specialist II, Post 1-Mayfield
Driver Testing Award
Harold Masden, Certified Driver’s Test Administrator I, Driver Testing Branch-Louisville
Police Communications Support Award
Randy Adams, Police Telecommunicator II, Post 15-Columbia
Megan Smith, Police Telecommunicator I, Post 12-Frankfort
Eric Smith, Police Telecommunicator II, Post 9-Pikeville
Supply/Properties Management Award
Charles Breidert, Automotive Technician IV, Supply Branch
Information Technology Award
Kim Bradley, Forensic Computer Examiner III, Electronic Crime Branch
Records Technical Support Award
Shane Adams, Administrative Specialist III, Criminal Identification & Records Branch,
Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons Section
Special Enforcement Support Award
Lynne Spencer, Criminal Intelligence Analyst II, Drug Enforcement/ Special Investigations West
Story courtesy of KSP