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The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a
 
* Flood Advisory for Russell County until 6:00pmCT
 
* At 2:57 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This may cause minor flooding in the advisory area.
Up to two inches of rain have already fallen.
 
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Jamestown, Russell Springs, Jabez, Eli, Whittle, Esto, Karlus,
Russell County Airport, Ono and Olga.
 
An additional 1 to 1 inches of rainfall is expected over the
area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
 

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Two persons were arrested Tuesday afternoon for trafficking in, and possession of methamphetamine.
 
Just before 12:30pmCT, Sgt. Evan Burton made contact with Joey Stiltz, 39, of Jamestown and Dawn Sinclair, 41, of Russell Springs, KY who were in a 2001 Mercury car in the parking lot of the Fairview Plaza at the intersection of KY 80 & KY 910. Sgt. Burton’s investigation included utilizing his partner, K-9 Matt. Subsequently, a quantity of “crystal meth”, marijuana and drug paraphernalia items were found.
 
Stiltz and Sinclair were both lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
 
Lt. David Cain & Deputy Terry Burchett also assisted.
 

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According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, deputies responded to a single vehicle injury accident at approximately 4:45 PM on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

 

Deputy Bruce Blevins arrived at the scene of the accident in the 4800 block of North Highway 39 to find a 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup truck in the ditch line with extensive front end damage.  According to the vehicle operator, Travis Eversole, age 32, he was northbound on Highway 39 when he lost control of the pickup due to the wet roadway.  The truck left the roadway and hit a concrete culvert. 

 

Lindsey Eversole, age 32 was treated at the scene for head and leg injuries by Pulaski County EMS.  She was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

 

Units were assisted at the scene by volunteers from the Science Hill Fire Department.

 

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The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.

The Court went into executive session for about ten minutes to discuss the aquisition of real property. No action was taken.

Judge Executive, Randy Dial, requested a motion concerning the purchase of property for a new 911 communications tower.

The motion passed by unanimous vote.

The Court heard the 1st Reading of the proposed 2019 budget, which was approved by unanimous vote.

All four magistrates voted to keep their current salary rate "as-is".

County Coroner, Curt Demrow, requested the court increase his salary to $10,000. The motion passed by a vote of 3-1, with Magistrate, Robby Murphy voting no.

The County Attorney salary was also designated to stay the same.

The County received 4 bids for Salt, with the lowest from the Morton Salt Company in the amount of $89.50 per ton. That's up from $74 from last year. The Court voted to reserved 200 tons.

The Court received only one bid for the construction of the new 911 communications tower.

The bid was accepted by unanimous vote.

Under Miscellaneous Business, an Ag Center employee has suffered some health issues. Judge Dial recommended the court hire Larry Buis as an additional Part-Time employee at $10 an hour. The motion was approved by unanimous vote.

 

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RECENT INDICTMENTS HANDED DOWN FROM THE CASEY COUNTY GRAND JURY...

 

  • MICHAEL MORRIS KENNEDY (52), OF HUSTONVILLE:  THEFT OF SERVICES (OVER $500).
  • BOBBY RUSSELL MARTIN (40), OF PADUCAH:  POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE); & POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
  • JOSEPH W. COOPER (19), ADDRESS UNKNOWN:  THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $500); POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
  • DENNIS KEITH DAVIS (32), OF WINDSOR:  RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (OVER $500-AUTOMOBILE).
  • JOEL "JODY" EVERETT YORK (36), OF LIBERTY:  ASSAULT-1ST DEGREE; PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER-2ND DEGREE; WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE; POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/2ND OFFENSE (METH); DUI-3RD OFFENSE (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE); & DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED/REVOKED OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
  • JOSEPH LUKE WETHINGTON (36), OF LIBERTY:  POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON; POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE); POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-2ND DEGREE; RECKLESS DRIVING; NO INSURANCE; & NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE.
  • JEFFREY M. McQUEARY (44), OF LIBERTY:  KIDNAPPING; UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT-1ST DEGREE; & ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE.
  • NICHOLAS CHAD TURPIN (26), OF HUSTONVILLE:  BURGLARY-2ND DEGREE; THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $500); CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-2ND DEGREE; RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (FIREARM); POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE); POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
  • COURTNEY NICOLE TURPIN (29), OF LANCASTER:  BURGLARY-2ND DEGREE; THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $500); & RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (FIREARM).
  • HUBERT PRESTON SKIPPER, III (50), OF GRAVEL SWITCH:  RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (OVER $500); & PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER-1ST DEGREE.
  • JOSEPH W. COOPER (19), ADDRESS UKNOWN:  TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE/1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE); POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA; POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-3RD DEGREE (DIAZEPAM); NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE; NO REGISTRATION PLATES/RECEIPT; NO INSURANCE; MENACING; & RESISTING ARREST.
  • ROBERT DOUGLAS YOUNG (33), MAGNOLIA, & JAMES L. JONES (38), OF WILLISBURG:  BAIL JUMPING-1ST DEGREE; PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER-1ST DEGREE.
  • RICHARD EUGENE BROWN (49), OF LIBERTY:  BAIL JUMPING-1ST DEGREE.
 
AN INDICTMENT IS ONLY A LEGAL ACCUSATION, NOT AN INDICATOR OF GUILT.
 

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The following indictements were filed in Russell Circuit Court Monday, May 21, 2018 . . .
 
Reginald Petty, Jamestown, Ky - assault, wanton endangerment - 5 counts, criminal mischief.
 
Nolyn Beatty-Wallace, Russell Springs, Ky - criminal possession of a forged instrument - 7 counts, fradulent use of a debit card, unlawful receipt of a credit card.
 
Stacy Wilson aka Stacy Carta, Jamestown, KY - public intoxication, possession of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance not in proper container, possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
Terri Robertson, Russell Springs, KY - DUI, pssession of a controlled substance, wanton endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender.
 
Brandon Chapman, Russell Springs, KY - receiving stolen property
 
Adrian A. Lawless, Liberty, KY & Woodford Sheene, Kings Mountain, KY -trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender.
 
Kenneth M Bartrug, Russell Springs, KY - possession of a controlled substance.
 
Damian Anderson, Russell Springs, KY - unlawful transaction with a minor-6 counts, trafficking in a marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender.
 
Andy McClister, Jamestown, KY - theft by unlawful taking 2 counts, persistent felony offender.
 
James M. Whitaker, Jamestown, KY - bail jumping, persistent felony offender.
 
Joy E. Patterson, Russell Springs, KY - possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
An indictment is a legal accusation and does not imply guilt or innocence. 

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Edmonton, KY (May 21, 2018) Kentucky State Police Commercial Enforcement investigated a single vehicle collision that resulted in a fatality today on the Cumberland Parkway, near the 35 mile marker at 12:55pmCT. 

 

Preliminary investigations indicate that 48 year-old Paul Edward Smith of Hot Springs Nagarland, AR was operating a 2011 Freightliner traveling east on the parkway. Smith for an unknown reason traveled through the median across the west bound lanes where he struck a guardrail and rock embankment.  Smith who was unrestrained was pronounced dead at the scene by Metcalfe County Coroner.

 

Sgt. Randall Honeycutt is investigating and was assisted on scene by units from Post 15 Columbia, Barren-Metcalfe County EMS, Metcalfe County Fire, Rescue and Sheriff’s Department.

 

 

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MATTHEW T. LYNN, 25 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (UNDER $10,000), & CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-3RD DEGREE.
 
MICHELLE A. PERRY, 27 OF LIBERTY, ARRESTED BY DEPUTY WEDDLE WITH CASEY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (OVER $500).
 
LODGED IN THE CASEY CO. JAIL.
 
JAMES C. WEST, 40 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR TRAFFICKING IN (& POSSESSION OF) METHAMPHETAMINE, CARRING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, & PROMOTING CONTRABAND-1ST DEGREE.
 
DONNA F. McCLURE, 72 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE, & THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (UNDER $500).
 
AUSTIN S. VANOVER, 20 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING (UNDER $500), & POSSESSION OF HEROIN.
 
NATHANIEL A. LOPEZ, 19 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, & TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.
 
FRANK E. STRINGER, 55 OF SOMERSET, ARRESTED BY SOMERSET POLICE FOR DUI-2ND (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).
 
LODGED IN THE PULASKI CO. JAIL.
 
BRANDEN D. SAYLOR, 37 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY KSP FOR SPEEDING (10 MPH OVER), NO INSURANCE, FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE, DRIVING ON A DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE, RECKLESS DRIVING, & TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE.
 
RAULANTIONIO G. SALDIVAR, 36 OF CRAB ORCHARD, ARRESTED BY LINCOLN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), CARELESS DRIVING, GIVING OFFICER FALSE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, NO OPERATOR'S LICENSE, & CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON.
 
LODGED IN THE LINCOLN CO. JAIL.
 
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 

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A Russell Springs man was arrested Sunday night on drug possession charges.

 

Deputy Dustin Bunch responded to a disturbance around midnight at a residence on KY 1545 “Bottoms Road” on the outskirts of the Russell Springs city limits. The investigation resulted in Tony Facundo, 61, being taken into custody for Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Opiates), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The drug possession charges were enhanced one degree by firearms.

 

Facundo was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

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It is with great heartbreak and sadness that Adair County Schools has learned that Alaina Adams, a Junior at Adair County High School, passed away Friday afternoon due to an automobile accident.
 
As a district, we send our condolences and prayers to Alaina’s family. Our prayers also go out to Alaina’s many friends and loved ones. We pray that God wraps his comforting arms around Alaina’s family and friends in their time of loss and grieving.
 
Adair County School’s Crisis Response Team, made up of trained counselors, will be on site at each school on Monday to talk with students, parents and staff as they process their grieving and loss.
 
Thank you for your support of our students and staff as we work together to cope with this tragedy. Please feel free to contact your child’s school if you feel that someone needs to check on or speak with your child.
 
Again our thoughts, prayers and condolences are extended to the Adams Family.
 

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On Friday, May 18, 2018 at 5:12pmET, Taylor Co. Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens was responding to a fatal accident on Ebenezer Road. While heading south on Hwy 55, he encountered standing water in the roadway and his vehicle began to hydroplane. Dickens crossed the center line, leaving the roadway on the north bound shoulder. Another vehicle, a 1998 GMC being operated by Richard Hayes of Russell Spring, KY was heading north and left the roadway to the right. Both vehicles collided in the grass to the right of the northbound shoulder. 
 
Due to it being a county-owned car, Taylor Co. Sheriff Allen Newton requested KSP work the collision. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were towed due to being disabled. Hayes was cited for Expired License.
 

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According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, the fatal accident occurred on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 4:57pmET on Ebenezer Road in Campbellsville, KY in the Coburg area just outside Adair County. 18-year-old Alaina Adams, a Junior at Adair Co. High School, was traveling east on Ebenezer Road when she ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Adams was pronounced dead at the scene by the Taylor Co. Coroner's Office.

 

Taylor Co. EMS and Taylor Co. Fire & Rescue assisted at the scene.

 

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The Russell County School Board will meet on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Jamestown Elementary School cafeteria.
 
AGENDA:
 
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. Student Recognition
5. Recognition: Russell County Education Association (RCEA) Teacher of the Month: Sarah Stapp
6. Consent Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Payment of Bills
  • School Activity Fund Reports
  • Financial Report
  • Personnel Reports
  • Field Trips
7. SY 2018-2019 Extra Service Salary Schedule Amendments
8. 2018-2019 Tentative Budget
9. School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC) Kentucky Education Technology System (KETS) Offer of Assistance
10. Contract/Memorandum of Agreement Approval
11. Out of State and/or Overnight Trips
12. Adjournment
 

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A 1-vehicle accident over the weekend results in one person being flown to a Louisville hospital; Police say alchol may have been a factor in the crash.
 
The Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to the accident on Saturday, May 19, 2018 that occurred approximately 10 miles east of Columbia on Russell Springs Road (Hwy 80). 36-year-old Nicholas Kerns was traveling east in his 2003 ford pickup. Kerns vehicle crossed  the center line, traveled through the west-bound lane, crossed a residential yard and went airborne, with the vehicle coming to rest in the front yard of a second residence. 
 
Kerns was treated on the scene by Adair County EMS and transported to T.J. Health Columbia for treatment. He was later flown to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident. 
 
Adair Co. Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Hitch is the investigating officer.
 

 

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(Taylor County, Ky May 18, 2018) On Thursday, May 17, 2018 at approximately 11:34amET, KSP Post 15 was notified that a Taylor County inmate, 29-year-old Jerry Jordan of Campbellsville, KY had escaped his assigned work detail at the Taylor county Recycling Center. The male subject was located near the Green River Plaza at approximately 3:40pmET by Trooper Dexter Colvin. Jordan was charged with Escape 2nd Degree and was transported to the Taylor County Jail.
 

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On Friday, May 18, 2018 at approx. 8:30amCT, KSP Trooper Levi Scott conducted a routine traffic stop on a 1998 Ford Mustang on  Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs, KY. Upon contact with the driver, 33-year-old Racheal Jones of Russell Springs, Trooper Scott confirmed that she had an active arrest warrant. Upon further investigation Trooper Scott found a small pouch of rolling papers, a glass pipe with burn residue in it, a Ziploc bag with marijuana and a blue pill bottle containing several different prescription pills.
 
In addition to the warrant, Jones was charged with Operating A Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, 2nd offense; Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine); Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Drug unspecified); Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree (Drug unspecified); Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug paraphernalia; and Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.  
 
Jones was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
 

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(Casey County, Ky May 18, 2018)  On Friday, May 18, 2018 at approximately 8:43amET, KSP Trooper Mike Woodrum responded to Fishing Creek Road in reference to the homeowner stating that there was a blue 1995 Chevrolet in his driveway with an unknown male in the driver seat who appeared to be passed out. The driver fled the scene as Trooper Woodrum approached the vehicle. After fleeing several miles, the Chevrolet (operated by 23-year-old Jeremy Sears of Hustonville) ran out of gas on Twin Oaks Road. Sears then fled on foot for a short distance before giving up.
 
Sears was arrested and charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree, (Motor Vehicle), Failure to wear seat belts, No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. 
 
Sears was Lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.
 

 

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Tune in to 92.7 the WAVE and http://ridingthewave.com/ for complete election coverage on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. We'll have live reports from Russell & Adair counties. 

 

99.9 the BIG DAWG and http://wvlc.com/ will have complete election coverage on Tuesday with live reports from the Taylor Co. Courthouse.

 

98.7 the BUCK and http://chasinthebuck.com/ will have live reports from the Casey Co. Courthouse on Tuesday

 

CONNECTED TO OUR COMMUNITIES..... 92.7 THE WAVE, 99.9 THE BIG DAWG & 98.7 THE BUCK!

 

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HORSE CAVE, KY (Fri. May 18) - On Thursday, May 17, 2018 at approximately 6:42 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Stephen W. Self, 36, on charges related to distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.
 
Self was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing files of child sexual exploitation online. 
 
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Horse Cave on May 17, 2018. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP's forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
 
Self is currently charged with three counts of distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor 1st offense. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
 
He was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.
 

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