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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17, 2018
 
  • NO SCHOOL on Wednesday in: Russell County (including Russell Springs & Jamestown Head Start Centers); Adair County; Metcalfe County; Campbellsville Ind. Schools; Taylor County (rest of the week for Taylor)
  • Lindsey Wilson College Day classes cancelled at main campus Wed. & non-essential staff will be on a 3-hour delay. LWC offices will open at 10:30amCT
  • Adair Adult Education closed Wed.
  • Adair & Russell County Health Departments closed Wed.
  • R.S. Active Day Center closed on Wed.
  • Columbia City Trash pickup will be running Wed. 
  • Adanta (all locations) will be on 2 hour delay Wed.
  • Russell County Stockyards will not have a sale Wednesday 
  • Jones Garbage has cancelled pickup for Wednesday & will pick up next week 
 
 
 
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Albany, Ky. (January 16, 2018) – Tpr. Jason Warinner is investigating a collision that occurred today (Tuesday) at 12:14 PM CST on the US 127 bypass, 1 mile south of Albany.  44-year-old Joseph Coop, of Albany, was operating an eastbound 1999 Ford Explorer on KY 738 when he failed to yield the right of way to a northbound 2018 Nissan SUV on US 127.  The SUV was operated by 43-year-old Carey Miller of Rickman, TN who was treated for non life threatening injuries at Clinton County Hospital.

 

Joseph Coop was pronounced dead by the Clinton County Coroner at the hospital.  It is unknown if Mr. Coop was belted at the time of the collision.  Carey Miller was wearing a seatbelt.  

 

Tpr. Warinner was assisted by the Clinton County Sheriffs Department and EMS.  

 

 

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Pamela M. Luttrell, 52 of Stanford, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI-2nd Offense, Possession of Controlled Substance (drug unspecified), & No Registration Plates.
 
Jeffery M. McQueary, 43 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Assault-4th Degree (domestic violence/minor injury), Unlawful Imprisonment-1st Degree, & Kidnapping (adult).
 
CarolineM. Wilson, 37 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co. Sheriff's Office for Disorderly Conduct-1st Degree, Assault-4th Degree, Resisting Arrest, & Menacing.
 
Lodged in the Casey County Jail.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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The Casey County Fiscal Court held their first regular meeting of 2018 last night.
 
The Clerk's Budget showed an increase of about $3,000 over last year. The bump was due to a 2% salary raise for deputies & assistants, voted in for 2017. The Clerk's Budget was approved by unanimous vote.
 
There was also a difference of about $3,000 in the Sheriff's Budget, which was also unanimously approved.
 
Judge Executive, Randy Dial, nominated Ronald Wright to fill a vacant seat on the Casey County Hospital Board. Josh Wethington had resigned the seat a couple of months ago. The Court voted to accept Judge Dial's recommendation. Wright's term will expire June 30th, 2019.
 
There were two seats to fill on the Casey County Extension Board. Judge Dial recommended Tim Goodlett be re-appointed to his seat, because he's done a good job, & was willing to serve. The approval was unanimous.
 
The Fiscal Court then elected Nanette Wright to fill the 2nd seat by unanimous vote.
 
Two checks were approved. One for just over $5,500 to H&H Home, the second for $2,500 to the Evona Fire Department.
 
The members of the Fiscal Court praised the Casey County Road Department for doing a good job keeping the roads open for travel during the recent winter storm. Judge Dial says the Road Crew went through about 50 tons of salt last weekend. He says there is currently about 250 tons of salt on hand, & another 250 tons in reserve.
 
In E-911 business, The Fiscal Court has received one bid for the construction of a new 300 foot communications tower. The bid was from World Tower Company, out of Mayfield, KY for just over $95,600. The issue was table for further negotiation.
 

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A barn was destoyed by fire over the weekend in Russell County.
 
The Jamestown Fire Department was dispatched to the fire just before 5:00 pm Saturday on Half Acre Road. The homeowner was reportedly burning a brush pile when the barn caught on fire. It was totally engulfed in flames by the time firemen arrived and was a total loss.
 
Eight firefighters were on scene for approx. 25 minutes.
 

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...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST /9 AM CST/TUESDAY...
 
 
 
 
This Afternoon and Tonight
Another round of snow will begin later this afternoon into tonight. 1 to 2 inches of snow is expected with locally higher amounts up to 3 inches not out of the question. 
 
Tuesday through Sunday
Dangerous wind chill values around 0 will be possible Tuesday morning. Light snow will linger across southern and eastern Kentucky through Tuesday, with flurries and light snow showers possible at times through Wednesday morning.
 
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter are asked to report any snow accumulations through Tuesday.
 
 
* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions,
  including during the evening commute today and the morning
  commute on Tuesday. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches
  are expected.
 
* WHERE...Portions of south and east central Kentucky.
 
* WHEN...1 PM today to 10 AM Tuesday.
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
  times.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
 

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AAA says being cautious and prepared can help motorists stay safe on slippery roads.
 
Winter can put a damper on driving conditions, especially when snow and ice are involved.  Hazardous storms and inclement weather are a factor in more than half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.  AAA urges drivers to slow down, be cautious and prepare their vehicles for the cold days ahead.
 
“Driving in winter conditions can be challenging,” said Lynda Lambert, AAA East Central Safety Advisor.  “Black ice, heavy snowfall, roads that have not been cleared of snow and other bad driving conditions can make it more difficult for drivers to control their vehicle and avoid a crash.”
 
To help keep drivers safe on the road, AAA offers the following tips for driving in winter weather:
 
  •  Do not tailgate. Normal following distances of three to four seconds on dry pavement should be extended to a minimum of five to six seconds when driving on slippery surfaces. The extra time will provide additional braking room should a sudden stop become necessary. 
  •  Never use cruise control on slippery roads. If your vehicle hydroplanes or skids, you will lose the ability to regain some traction simply by lifting off the accelerator. It will be harder to recover from the loss of traction if cruise control is active.
  •  Slow down and adjust your speed to the road conditions. Leave yourself ample room to stop. Accelerate, turn and brake as gradually and smoothly as you can.
  •  Don’t slam on the brakes. If your car begins to skid, continue to steer in the direction you want the car to go. Slamming on the brakes will only make your vehicle harder to control.
  •  Use extreme caution on bridges and overpasses. Black ice typically forms first in shaded areas of the roadway and on bridges and overpasses that freeze first and melt last. Although the road leading up to a bridge may be fine, the bridge itself could be a sheet of ice.
  •  React quickly. Watch the traffic ahead and slow down immediately at the sight of brake lights, skidding cars or emergency flashers. 
 
Vehicles are more likely to break down if proper maintenance has not been performed.  This winter, AAA East Central expects to rescue tens of thousands of drivers, with the majority facing battery, lock and tire-related issues.  A seasonal checkup could help minimize breakdowns.
 
To prepare a vehicle for the winter ahead, AAA recommends the following tips:
 
  •  Carry an emergency kit equipped for winter weather. The kit should include sand or kitty litter, a small shovel, flashlight, an ice scraper or snow brush, booster cables, a blanket, gloves or mittens and flares or reflective triangles.
  •  Wash and wax your vehicle. To help prevent rust damage, which costs drivers approximately $3 billion every year, thoroughly wash and clean your vehicle prior to the start of winter and apply a coat of wax to protect the finish. During the winter, frequently wash your vehicle (including the undercarriage) to loosen, dissolve and neutralize road salts. Always use a high-quality car wash solution, not a household dish detergent that will strip the wax from your vehicle.
  •  Replace worn windshield-wiper blades. If your climate is especially harsh, purchase one-piece, beam-type or rubber-clad “winter” blades to fight snow and ice buildup. Use cold-weather windshield washer solvent and carry an ice scraper.
  •  Inspect your tires. Make sure tires have adequate tread depth – at least 4/32” – as worn tires can affect a driver’s ability to stop in slick conditions. An easy way to check for wear is by inserting a quarter into your tread groove. If the top of Washington's head is exposed, the tread depth is less than 4/32" and it’s time to replace your tires. Also, check that your car has a spare tire and keep it properly inflated in case you need it. In harsh winter climates, a set of snow tires may be a wise investment.
  •  Have your battery tested. A AAA survey found that two-thirds of American drivers have never proactively had their car battery tested. If a battery is more than three years old have it checked by a professional to ensure it is strong enough to endure cold weather. AAA’s Mobile Battery Service offers free battery testing for AAA members.
 
“If you have no choice but to venture out into ice and snow, remember to pack an emergency kit and drive slowly,” said Lambert.  “However, if you really don’t have to go out, stay home. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can.”
 

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Brittany R. Bailey, 23 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Trafficking in Methamphetamine, & Promoting Contraband.
 
Chelsea L. Burdine, 25 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of & Trafficking in Methamphetamine, & Tampering with Physical Evidence.
 
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
Josh A. Followell, age 26, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Sexual Abuse-1st Degree.
 
David D. Guy, age 49, arrested by Danville Police for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
 
Stacy L. Jones, age 31, arrested by Danville Police for Trafficking in Methamphetamine, & Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
 
Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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LOUISVILLE. KY. (Jan. 8, 2018) — January is National Blood Donor Month and the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage. 
 
Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. This is in addition to seasonal illnesses, such as the flu, and hectic holiday schedules collectively contributing to more than 28,000 fewer donations than what was needed in November and December. 
 
“Even temporary disruptions to blood and platelet donations can diminish the availability for hospital patients,” said Tiffany Taylor, external communications manager of the Red Cross River Valley Blood Services Region. “It’s the blood on the shelves that helps save lives in an emergency, and that’s why we’re asking eligible individuals to make an appointment to give blood or platelets today.”  
 
While serving local hospitals is the first priority, the Red Cross can move blood products to where they’re needed most. This allows generous donors throughout the country to contribute to the national blood supply and potentially help patients locally and in storm-affected areas.
 
While all blood types are urgently needed, there is a more critical need for the following blood and donation types right now: 
  •  Platelets: The clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment and always in great demand.
  •  Type O negative: The blood type that can be transfused to almost everyone and is what doctors reach for in trauma situations. 
  •  Type B negative: The blood type that can be transfused to type B Rh-positive and negative patients. 
  •  Type AB: The plasma type that can be transfused to almost everyone and can be donated through a platelet or plasma donation, where available, or during a regular blood donation. 
 
 
How to help
Eligible donors can find a blood or platelet donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass are encouraged to help speed up the donation process. RapidPass lets donors complete the pre-donation reading and answer the health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapidpass from the convenience of a mobile device or computer, or through the Blood Donor App.
 
Who blood donations help
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease may all require blood to save their lives. The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations every day for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country. 
 
 
UPCOMING BLOOD DONATION OPPORTUNITIES
 
Lindsey Wilson College, 210 Lindsey Wilson St. Columbia, KY
1/17/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Barren County Family YMCA, 1 YMCA Way Glasgow, KY
1/18/2018: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
Glasgow First United Methodist Church, 500 South Green St. Glasgow, KY 
1/23/2018: 1 - 5 p.m.
 
Campbellsville Christian Church, 302 Lebanon Ave. Campbellsville, KY 
1/18/2018: 2 - 7 p.m.
 
Willisburg Christian Church, 2681 Lawrenceburg Road Willisburg, KY 
1/22/2018: 3 - 8 p.m.
 
 
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. 
 

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A Green Co. man has been arrested on drug charges by the Taylor Co. Sheriff's Office.
 
On January 6, 2018 at 10:16amET, Deputy Branden Wilson conducted a traffic stop on a 1995 Ford Ranger truck on East Broadway in Campbellsville. Throughout his investigation, Deputy Wilson located inside of the vehicle suspected methamphetamine. Matthew W. Taylor, age 30 of Greensburg, KY was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Meth), Expired Registration Plates, Expired Registration Receipts and Failure of Owner to Maintain Insurance 1st Offense.
 

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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky has become the first state to win approval from the Trump administration requiring many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage. The Trump administration gave the approval Friday. People between the ages of 19 and 64 must complete 80 hours per month of "community engagement" to keep their benefits. That includes getting a job, going to school, taking a job training course and community service. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says the plan will save state taxpayers more than $300 million over the next five years. He also estimates about 95,000 people will lose their Medicaid coverage
 

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...A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST/4 AM EST SATURDAY...
 
* Occasional rain changing to occasional light freezing
  rain or drizzle this afternoon. Difficult travel conditions at
  times, especially by early evening. Snow accumulations of 1 to 2
  inches possible and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an
  inch.
 
* Portions of east central Kentucky south of Lexington and
  eastern parts of south central Kentucky.
 
* Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.
 
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. Get the latest road conditions for the state you are calling from by calling 5 1 1.
 

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan 12, 2018) – The Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reports the state’s first pediatric deaths for the 2017-18 flu season. 
 
“Of the thirty-six flu-related deaths reported so far this season, two of those were children,” said the Acting Department for Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jeffrey D. Howard. “The average age of death of the other thirty-four people who died as a result of flu is 75 years of age,” continued Dr. Howard. To protect the family’s privacy, the children’s hometown, county and gender are not being released.
 
“We extend our deepest sympathies to the families. These personal losses are a reminder for all of us that flu can be a serious illness, for young and old alike. We strongly encourage people to protect themselves, particularly children 6 months and older and those people at high risk for complications related to the flu. Stay at home if they have the flu or flu-like symptoms and to avoid contact with others.”
 
The flu can be very contagious. Infection with the flu virus can cause fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and body aches. Persons who develop flu symptoms should seek medical advice to determine if they should be treated with an antiviral drug, which could shorten the course of the illness or reduce its severity.  
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers these tips to stop the spread of germs:
· Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
· While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
· If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine).
· Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
· Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.  
· Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
 
DPH is reporting “widespread” flu activity for the fourth consecutive week this flu season. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.
 
“The most common flu strain identified in Kentucky and in the 36 deaths is Influenza A, added Department for Public Health’s State Epidemiologist, Dr. Jonathan Ballard. “Flu vaccination is the most effective protection against flu,” Dr. Ballard reports. “Recently the CDC issued a health advisory advising clinicians that antiviral treatment that all hospitalized and high-risk persons with suspected influenza should be treated with antiviral medications, and that benefits are observed even when treatment is initiated beyond 2 days of illness onset. The flu season typically runs until late spring so it is not too late to get vaccinated.” 
 
It takes about 2 weeks following the administration of the vaccine for the recipient to develop protection from the flu. There are ample supplies available throughout the state. Vaccinations are available at Kentucky’s local health departments, pharmacies, and medical providers. Many health plans cover the cost of the vaccine with no copay.
 
Another result of the harsh flu season is the number of influenza outbreaks in Kentucky’s long-term care facilities. There has already been 49 outbreaks reported this season. The traditional flu season lasts from October through May. 
 
DPH officials report weekly to the CDC national flu surveillance system. The weekly report is now available online at http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/epi/Influenza.htm and is updated each Friday before noon.
 

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Rance T. Carman, 21 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for Assault-2nd Degree, & Criminal Mischief.
Lodged in the Casey County Jail.
 
Brian L. Broyles, 26 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Methamphetamine, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-3rd Degree/1st Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Improper Equipment, & No Insurance.
Shannon S. Catron, 44 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, Disregarding a Stop Sign, & License to be in Possession.
Craig A. Sworden, 38 of Science Hill, arrested by KSP for Violation of a KY EPO/DVO.
Deborah A. Denton, 53 of Eubank, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for DUI, Failure to Signal, Possession of Marijuana, & No Brake Lights.
Thomas A. Hamley, 37 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Methamphetamine.
Joshua D. Hagen, 41 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for DUI, Driving with Expired Operator's License, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (drug unspecified), & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
 
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 

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The Jamestown City Council met for a special called meeting on Wednesday evening.
 
The Council appointed a new city council member to replace Harold “Frog” Miller who resigned his seat on the council last week. The new council member is Rejina Hinton. The Council had 30 days to fill the vacant seat. 
 
The Council also went into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation, with no action taken.
 

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A two-vehicle collision at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday in the Eli community injured one woman.
 
Lt. David Cain’s investigation determined a 2017 Nissan Sentra operated by Chaley Meece, 17, of Russell Springs and a 2014 KIA operated by Connie McFarland, 53, also of Russell Springs, collided head-on on KY 76 in front of the Eli Café. 
 
McFarland was transported by Russell County EMS to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset for treatment of chest injuries. Meece escaped injury.
 

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The Casey County Grand Jury has handed down indictments against five individuals.
 
Christopher D. Woodall (27), of Jamestown:  Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle); Being a Persistent Felony Offender-2nd Degree; No Registration Plate/Receipt; Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License; Resisting Arrest; & DUI-2nd Offense (Aggravating Circumstance).
 
Steven Gordon Holladay (33), of Lexington:  Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/1st Offense (Methamphetamine). Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree (Drug Unspecified); Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance.
 
Kelly M. Foster (31), of Liberty:  Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree/1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Franklin Scott Faulkner (44), of Louisville:  Theft of Identity; & Criminal Trespass-3rd Degree.
 
Shelly M. Fulton (31), of Ashland:  Bail Jumping-1st Degree; & Being a Persistent Felony Offender-2nd Degree.
 
An indictment is only a legal accusation, not an indicator of guilt.
 

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BENTONVILLE, AR - (Thursday, 11 Jan 2018) - Today, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000. The company is also creating a new benefit to assist associates with adoption expenses. The combined wage and benefit changes will benefit the company's more than one million U.S. hourly associates.
 
"Today, we are building on investments we've been making in associates, in their wages and skills development," said Doug McMillon, Walmart president and CEO. "It's our people who make the difference and we appreciate how they work hard to make every day easier for busy families."
 
He added, "We are early in the stages of assessing the opportunities tax reform creates for us to invest in our customers and associates and to further strengthen our business, all of which should benefit our shareholders. However, some guiding themes are clear and consistent with how we've been investing -- lower prices for customers, better wages and training for associates and investments in the future of our company, including in technology. Tax reform gives us the opportunity to be more competitive globally and to accelerate plans for the U.S."
 
This increase in wages to associates will take effect in February and will be approximately $300 million incremental to what was already included in next fiscal year's plan. The one-time bonus represents an additional payment to associates of approximately $400 million in the current fiscal year, which ends Jan. 31, 2018.
 
While the new law will create some financial benefit for the company, Walmart is early in the process of assessing potential additional investments. That assessment will be done not only through the lens of associates, customers and shareholders, but also within Walmart's financial framework of strong, efficient growth, consistent operating discipline and strategic capital allocation. Further details will be shared, as appropriate, when the company releases quarterly results Feb. 20, 2018.
 
Associates will hear more from their managers in the coming days about details.
 
But, broadly, associates in the U.S. will share in tax savings through: A one-time bonus benefiting all eligible full and part-time hourly associates in the U.S. The amount of the bonus will be based on length of service, with associates with at least 20 years qualifying for $1,000. A discrete one-time charge will be taken in the fourth quarter of the current year to account for the bonus; qualification will be determined before the end of the month and payments will be paid as quickly as practical thereafter. An increase in Walmart's starting wage rate to $11 an hour, effective in the Feb. 17, 2018, pay cycle. The change is in addition to wage increases already planned for many U.S. markets in the coming fiscal year. The increase applies to all hourly associates in the U.S., including stores, Sam's Clubs, eCommerce, logistics and Home Office.
 
An expanded parental and maternity leave policy, providing full-time hourly associates in the U.S. with 10 weeks of paid maternity leave and six weeks of paid parental leave. Salaried associates will also receive six weeks of paid parental leave.
 
Walmart will provide financial assistance to associates adopting a child. The adoption benefit, available to both full-time hourly and salaried associates, will total $5,000 per child and may be used for expenses such as adoption agency fees, translation fees and legal or court costs.
 

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Columbia, Ky. (January 10, 2018) – During the month of December 2017, there were 17 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 were five fatal collisions during the month of December in the Post 15 area.
 
Danny G. Helm, 71 years old of Adair Co. was killed on 12/01/17 in Russell County
Jimmie Bennett, 74 years old of Adair Co. was killed on 12/14/17 in Adair County
Dwight D. Banks, 60 years old of Russell Co. was killed on 12/14/17 in Adair County
Sue Wilson, 86 years old of Marion Co. was killed on 12/20/17 in Marion County
Donald Ray Carney, 67 years old of Washington Co. was killed on 12/26/17 in Washington County
 
This brings our yearly fatality count to 29 compared with 31 through this same period in 2016.
Statewide fatality count stands at 762 compared with 834 through this same period in 2016.
 
During the month of December 2017, there were 1414 citations written, 306 courtesy notices written, 1284 vehicles inspected, 719 complaints answered, 75 motorists assisted, 54 criminal cases opened and 219 criminal arrests made.
 

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