The Adair County Fiscal Court will have second reading and adoption of a budget amendment to amend the 2018-2019 budget by $287,938.60 to include unbudgeted receipts and expenditures on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. CT, in the basement of the Adair County Annex Building, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. This meeting is open to the public.
Adair County Sheriff’s Office arrest Columbia man on multiple charges after a string of residential burglaries
On 6-8-19 the Adair County Sheriff’s Office started receiving complaints from oak grove road and Taylor Ford Rd in eastern Adair County of property’s being broke into. The Sheriffs Office intensified the patrol in the area and around 2 am Deputy Brandon Hitch met a subject on a ATV on Oak Grove Rd and attempted to stop the person who immediately fled. The pursuit went off road and across multiple fields. The deputy eventually lost the subject when he entered into the woods.
Early the next morning around daybreak resident of area seen a suspicious person coming from woods and alerted sheriffs office of the area he was in. Chief Deputy Justin Cross and Sheriff Brockman proceeded to the area and located the subject at an abandoned farm house off Christine Rd.
He was identified as 33 year old Wesley Pitcock of Columbia and he was took into custody. The Sheriffs Office located multiple stolen items ranging from chainsaws, weed trimmers , air compressors, Jump boxes, miscellaneous tools, a golf cart, and a stolen 2002 silver mercury Mountaineer SUV that was entered stolen from Horse Cave KY.
The investigation revealed that at least 4 separate residences had been stolen from in that area over 24 hrs and all stolen property has been returned to its rightful owners.
Pitcock was charged with:
1- Burglary 4 counts
2- Receiving stolen property over 10,000 dollars
3- Theft by Unlawful taking
He will also be facing charges for fleeing and evading police 1st degree stemming from the pursuit earlier that morning.
The investigation is being continued by the Sheriff’s Office
We are so pleased to announce the upcoming firework show that will be held at the Lindsey Wilson College/Fairgrounds starting just after dark on the Fourth of July. This is the third year that Casey Creek Pyrotechnics has been hired to put on the show for Adair County. Per their contract, no on will be allowed in the fairgrounds for parking or viewing. There will be free parking on a first-come, first served basis at Lindsey Wilson College, Green River Window and Door, and at the Adair County Extension office. Please be thoughtful of those who allow us to use their facilities and remember to remove any trash from the parking areas after the fireworks display. Public safety arrangements will be provided by the Columbia-Adair County Volunteer Fire Department and the Adair County Sheriff’s Department. We would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors the Adair County Fiscal Court, the City of Columbia, Lindsey Wilson College, the Bank of Columbia, Community Trust Bank, United Citizens Bank, and First and Farmers National Bank who enable us to enjoy this Fourth of July fireworks show and celebrate together as a community.
On June 10th, 2019 at approximately 1:58 PM CST Trooper Jacob Harper was on routine patrol in the limits of Russell Springs on KY 430, when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2002 Mercury for a traffic violation. Consent to search the vehicle was given resulting in the location of a pill grinder and prescription medications. Long was arrested and charged with failure to maintain insurance 1st offense, DUI 2nd, no operator’s license, possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree (drug unspecified), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Long was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
(Louisville, KY) On Saturday, June 8th at the Brown Theatre in Louisville Miss Kentucky and Miss Kentucky’sOutstanding Teen announced who would represent Kentucky in the Miss America and Miss America’sOutstanding Teen competitions.
Lexington native Alex Francke was crowned Miss Kentucky Saturday night in Louisville. She will represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the Miss America competition. The official dates will be announced by the Miss America officials in the coming days.
Landry Feldmeier was crowned Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen. She will present Kentucky at the 2019 MAOTeen Competition in Orlando, Florida on July 23, 24, 25 & 27th at the Linda Chapin Theatre in the Orange County Convention Center.
The Miss Kentucky and Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen programs empower young women across Kentucky through pageantry. The participants develop leadership skills and confidence as they work to achieve their biggest goals in life. The Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization continues to develop role models for communities not only in Kentucky, but the world.
Dr. Ashley D. Anderson, Executive Director for the competition and President of the Miss Kentucky boardsays “We had an outstanding week from the “Kickoff to the Crown” where the community met theparticipants during an event at Fourth Street Live, to the crowning of the two ladies who will represent Kentucky for the next year. Our judges had a very difficult task, but they chose two great young women that Kentucky will be proud of. We have no doubt that on the national stage these two will make us proud.”
The Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization is a celebration of the talent, scholastic achievement andcommitment to service of Kentucky’s finest young women. This Organization is so much more than a crown...it is changing Kentucky, one young woman at a time!
To set up an interview, please call Sherlene Shanklin, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 502-295-0435.
For additional information on the pageant please visit www.misskentucky.org.
ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT
REGULAR CALLED MEETING
JUNE 11, 2019@ 6:00 P.M. CT
ADAIR COUNTY ANNEX BASEMENT
424 PUBLIC SQUARE, COLUMBIA, KENTUCKY 42728
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
CALL TO ORDER
1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
a. May 14. 2019-Special Regular Called Meeting
b. May 28, 2019- Monthly Regular Called Meeting
3. DISBURSEMENTS (BILLS)
4. A.) SHERIFF’S REPORT
B.) ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT
C.) G.R.A.S. REPORT
D.) COMMITTEE REPORTS
E.) JAIL REPORT
A.) TREASURER’S REPORT
6. BUDGET AMENDMENTS
7. BUDGET TRANFERS
A.) LINE TO LINE TRANSFERS
B.) FUND TO FUND TRANSFERS
8. COURT ORDERS
9. READING OF ROADS
10. ACTION ITEMS:
a. RON SHUMARD WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE-U.S. CENSUS BUREARU-DISCUSS RESOLUTION.
b. GREG THOMAS SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION CABINET-DISCUSS COUNTY’S INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS
c. SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR ROAD DEPT.
d. OPEN AND AWARD/REJECT ROAD BIDS.
e. 1ST READING TO AMEND ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
f. OPEN BIDS AND AWARD OLD ROLLIN COOMER BRIDGE DEMOLITION
g. BREEDING/KNIFLEY PROPOSED ORDINANCE
h. REAPPOINT TREASUERER MELINDA QUINN
i. REAPPOINT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR-MIKE KELTNER
j. JAIL MEDICAL CONTRACT DISSCUSSION WITH POSSIBLE ACTION
k. 2ND READING OF AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING ADDITIONAL COURT COSTS.
l. AIRPORT REQUEST FOR ZERO TURN MOWER
m. 911 SCHEDULE-2 DISPATCHERS PER SHIFT
n. SOLID WASTE DIRECTOR-GRANT ENFORCEMENT POWERS
o. LIBRARY BUDGET
p. RESPONSE TO CITY’S REQUEST TO TAKE OVER PARKS AND REC
11. OTHER BUSINESS
12. PUBLIC COMMENTS
This meeting is open to the public.
Thursday Night at 23:56 hours responded to a garage fire at 9835 Hwy. 55 South to property owned by Ric Kelperis, Upon arrival fire totally engulfed total loss with 11 firemen on scene for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Monday June 10, at 20:21 hours responded to a 24 ft camper fire at 223 Bill Turner Road to property owned by Casey Norris located on Donnie Walls property, upon arrival RV Camper engulfed in fire, it was a total loss with 11 firemen on the scene for 45 minutes.
Donald Hare, Program Director
The incident occurred around 10 pm on KY 551 around the 3 mile marker. A 2005 Jeep Liberty operated by Hannah Berryman was traveling south on Knifley Rd when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the north bound lane of traffic into a large drain and overturned.
Berryman was treated on scene by Adair County EMS and transferred to TJ Health for additional treatment. Deputy Josh Durbin is investigating officer
On June 9th, 2019 at approximately 5:10 PM CST Trooper Jason Warriner was on routine patrol on KY 1880, six miles east of Burkesville, when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2010 Dodge Caliber for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle, 46 year old Charles Dyer of Burkesville, was arrested and charged with disregarding a stop sign, failure to wear seatbelts, failure to maintain insurance 1st offense, failure to surrender revoked operator license, DUI 2nd offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine), and operating on suspended or revoked license. Dyer was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
Trooper Ricky Cross is investigating a single vehicle injury collision that occurred on June 9th, 2019 at approximately 3:48 PM CST, four miles east of Edmonton on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway. Terry Taylor, age 59 of Campbellsville was operating a 1998 Ford Church van, east bound on the Cumberland Parkway when a back tire blew out. Taylor lost control of the vehicle causing the vehicle to exit the roadway overturning several times. Six occupants were transported by EMS to TJ Sampson in Glasgow and one by private vehicle. Some passengers were belted, some were not. The passengers were: Neal Shoemaker age 59 of Somerset, Jonas Hatcher age 34 of Campbellsville, Shirley Osbourne age 66 of Campbellsville, Lucinda Robinson age 74 of Campbellsville, Shirley Thomas age 72 of Greensburg, and Christen Anthony age 33 of Greensburg . Tpr. Cross was assisted on the scene by Sgt. Adam Likins, Metcalfe County Fire and EMS.