Donald Hare, Program Director
AE-56 Danville, KY
The Columbia-Adair County Fire Department will be taking sealed bids on this 1999 Freightliner tank truck that was involved in an accident. This vehicle has 27,000 miles on it. Bids can be mailed to PO Box 96 Columbia, KY 42728. or dropped off at fire station on Merchant Street. Any questions contact Chief Terry Flatt at 270-634-0441. Bids will be open March 4, 2020 at 7:00PM.
Donald Hare, Program Director
AE-56 Danville, KY
On 2-6-20 at 9:28 pm Sheriff Deputy’s Justin Cross and Joey Keith initiated a traffic stop on a 2005 Pontiac car on Russell Rd. During investigation deputy’s suspected illegal narcotics in the vehicle and called for the on duty K-9 to respond. Columbia Police K-9 Ofc John Dial and K-9 Gunner arrived on scene. Gunner made a positive hit indicator to the odor or presence of narcotics in vehicle. A search of vehicle was conducted and as a result Methamphetamine was located.
Deputy Joey Keith arrested arrested Joey Burton, 38, and Allana Burton, 39, of Columbia on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree methamphetamine. They were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. The sheriffs office is continuing investigation.
Statement of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union Address
Because of President Trump’s leadership, we are experiencing a comeback like never before. Our great nation is strong again and Americans who need it the most are experiencing an incredible Blue Collar Boom. From renegotiating trade deals that work for Americans to a jobs agenda that has led to the lowest unemployment rate in half a century, the American Dream is being restored for millions of American workers.
The President is producing real, measurable results that are allowing families from Pennsylvania to California to have more money in their pockets, more jobs than ever before, and a level playing field with foreign trade partners that puts American jobs and workers first.The benefits of the Phase One Deal with China, the USMCA, the two trade agreements with Japan, and the renegotiated free trade agreement with South Korea are allowing American workers and businesses to compete on the world stage. African-American and Hispanic-American unemployment rates are the lowest ever, Millennials have gained two million jobs, and women have secured 72 percent of all new jobs in 2019. Real take home pay for middle class families has grown by $5,000 in only three years.
The Commerce Department is proud to work with Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, industry leaders, workers, and State, local, and tribal officials to promote America’s leadership in the global industries of the future and grow the Great American Comeback beyond anything being projected today.
During the month of January 2020, there were 32 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.
There was one fatal collision during the month of January in the Post 15 area.
Richard B. Spalding age 29 of Marion Co KY was killed on 01/20/2020 in Marion Co. KY.
This brings our yearly fatality count to 1 compared with 0 through this same period in 2019.
Statewide fatality count stands at 35 compared with 51 through this same period in 2019.
During the month of January 2020, there were 1065 citations written, 271 courtesy notices written, 473 complaints answered, 83 motorists assisted, 48 criminal cases opened and 264 criminal arrests made.
On Sunday February 2nd at 5:34pm Adair County Sheriffs Office was dispatched to a two vehicle injury accident at the intersection of Christine Road and Highway East 80. Upon arrival and roadside investigation Deputy Joey Keith determined Scotty Enis, of Cane Valley was traveling East on Highway 80 and William Feese, 19, of Columbia was traveling on Christine Road, when he disregarded the stop sign at the intersection of Christine rd and KY 80. His vehicle entered into the path of Enis’s vehicle. Causing the vehicle to be struck.
Feese, 19, of Columbia was placed into custody by Deputy Keith. Feese was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Enis was transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair County EMS, and after the incident a 14 year old in that same vehicle was taken to Russell County Hospital by private party due to injuries from the accident. Feese was lodged by Deputy Keith in Adair County Regional Jail and the Sheriff’s Office is continuing investigation.
BOYLE BANCORP, INC. AND THE FARMERS NATIONAL BANK OF DANVILLE COMPLETE ACQUISITION OF FARMERS DEPOSIT BANK OF MIDDLEBURG, INC.
Boyle Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary bank, The Farmers National Bank of Danville, announced today the completion of the acquisition of Farmers Deposit Bank of Middleburg, a subsidiary of John R. Turner Holding Company, following the receipt of regulatory approval from all government authorities required by the acquisition agreement. As part of the acquisition, Farmers Deposit Bank was merged into Farmers National Bank, with Farmers National Bank the surviving bank.
The joining of Farmers Deposit Bank with Farmers National Bank will allow the combined organization to more effectively expand products and services with greater customer convenience throughout Casey County, Kentucky.
Farmers National Bank currently has 10 locations in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer Counties. The merger adds strategic locations in Liberty and Middleburg in Casey County.
Greg Caudill, Chief Executive Officer of Farmers National Bank, noted, “This is an exciting day for Farmers National Bank as we expand our market presence in Central Kentucky. We look forward to continuing to fulfill long-term strategic goals and providing greater customer convenience and service to our existing and new customers. We are also excited for the new colleagues we welcome to our organization as we work together towards these goals.” Tammy McQueen, a long-term employee of Farmers Deposit Bank has been named Vice President, Market Manager.
In connection with the closing of the transaction, Steve Fox will join the board of directors of both Boyle Bancorp and Farmers National Bank, expanding the size of the boards from 12 to 13. Mr. Fox served on Farmers Deposit Bank’s board of directors until the closing of the transaction. Mr. Fox will bring valuable skill sets and experience relevant to the Casey County market.
Caudill added, “Farmers National Bank and Farmers Deposit Bank share a similar commitment to customers, employees and the communities we serve. We look forward to continuing the tradition of community banking, something we have done successfully for over 140 years. We are anxious to start making new friends and meeting our Casey Co. neighbors.”
Farmers National Bank of Danville is the largest independently owned and operated community banking company in Danville, Kentucky. The bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Boyle Bancorp, Inc., a registered bank holding company.
Boyle Bancorp was advised by Stoll Kennon Ogden PLLC. John R. Turner Holding Company was advised by Frost Brown Todd LLC and ProBank Austin.
Sharon K. Howell
A clinic long suspected of illegally selling prescription pills, and reportedly with ties to drug-trafficking organizations in Russell and neighboring counties, burned early yesterday morning.
According to reports, Dr. Bruce Coffey’s clinic, located in Oneida, Tennessee, just across the Kentucky and Tennessee border, was raided in the summer of 2018 as part of an investigation of whether Coffey was improperly prescribing pain pills and other drugs.
Coffey has not yet been charged according to reports, but police believe his clinic was a key supplier to drug traffickers in the southern part of Kentucky and Tennessee for years. Federal officials did state they had identified drug trafficking organizations in Russell, Pulaski and McCreary counties that used Coffey’s clinic as the main source of prescription drugs they sold. The clinic apparently closed two months ago.
Federal authorities said yesterday that the fire will not affect their ongoing investigation.
Story courtesy of lakercountry.com
Former Russell County Sheriff’s Office Detective Joey Hoover alleges in a lawsuit that age discrimination was the reason he wasn’t hired by the Columbia Police Department.
Detective Hoover, who applied for a position in November 2018 when he was 52, alleges that he was informed he would be hired.
According to the lawsuit, three positions with the department were ultimately filled by individuals that were younger than Hoover.
The lawsuit was filed in Adair Circuit Court.
REMINDER — Claims made in civil lawsuits present only one side of the issue.
Please be advised the City of Columbia Planning and Zoning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 13 at 6:10 p.m. in City Hall.
The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider the following:
The hearing is open to the public.
ADAIR COUNTY FAIR RECEIVES DONATIONS: Hill Top Auto owners, David and Tina Thomas, donated $500 to the Adair County Fair to be use toward site prep work on the new Fairgrounds. Owners of Burton Stone, William and Carolyn Burton, donated $1,000 in gravel to help with the roadways and where needed. Both businesses would like to encourage others to help with this community event. Pictured are Brandy & Dan Held (fair members) Tina & David Thomas (Hill Top Auto) Billy Pickett, and Miranda Hatcher (fair members). If anyone would like to donate or assist the Adair County Fair please contact Anthony Brockman at 270-634-4446 or any fair member.