A TV production company is looking to film in Casey County.
Tom McConnell is the Executive Producer of a show called Coomer’s Country. He addressed civic leaders at Liberty City Hall yesterday.
McConnell proposed three days of filming, which could cost up to $45,000 to produce. The shows could air on Discovery Network’s “Destination America” or on RFD TV for a lesser amount. The programs would bring attention to Liberty and Casey County on a national level.
Mr. McConnell is also a promoter of vintage truck/tractor pulls and suggested a two year contract to host events at the Ag/Expo Center, which could potentially bring thousands of visitors to our community.
Members of the Liberty City Council, Tourism Board, and Economic Development Authority are taking the proposal under consideration. Look for a special City Council meeting next week to vote on the matter.
McConnell said he needed a decision by next Friday.
Albany, Ky. (March 22, 2018) – 39-year-old Charlie K. York, of Albany, was arrested on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 following a pursuit that lasted approximately 30 minutes while traveling through Clinton County and ending in Wayne County at the intersection of KY 200 and KY 167. York was charged with Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs 1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (methamphetamine) and numerous other traffic violations.
York was transported to the Wayne County Hospital to be medically cleared for admission to the jail due to his level of intoxication. He was cleared and lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.
The pursuit began on KY 0090 when Tpr. Jason Warinner attempted to stop the York vehicle due to the rear license plate not being illuminated. The pursuit traveled along KY 90, KY 1009 and KY 200. Tpr. Warinner was assisted in the pursuit by the Clinton County and Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Monticello City Police and Troopers from Post 11.
Columbia Police investigated an accident that resulted in a man falling from a bridge.
At approximately 8:15 pm Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Columbia Police were called to Burkesville Road to a reported single vehicle accident. Upon arrival, police found 37-year-old Paul Huffman of Glasgow, KY was headed south when he lost control on the bridge due to ice. Huffman struck the bridge but was uninjured in the collision.
During that time, a passing motorist had stopped to offer assistance to Huffman when a third vehicle lost control on ice and struck Huffman’s vehicle. During the chain of events, Huffman lost his footing and began to stumble on the ice slick bridge. Huffman was unable to gain stability before he fell over the side of the bridge falling approximately 50 ft to the ground below. He was treated by Adair County EMS and taken to TJ Health Columbia for additional care. He was then airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital.
The incident is being investigated by CPD Ofc John Dial who was assisted by Ofc Drew Conn.
Jacob C. Biddle, age 35, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff’s Office for DUI, One Headlight, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator’s License, Failure to Transfer a Motor Vehicle, No Insurance, & Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container.
Adam C. Taylor, age 35, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, Failure to Illuminate Headlamps, & No Brake Lights.
Kevin D. Ison, age 36, arrested by Danville Police for DUI, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle, & Rear License Not Illuminated.
Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
A school bus vs vehicle accident occurred on Tuesday morning in front of RSES.
Just before 7:00amCT on Tuesday, March 20th a school bus being operated by 59-year-old David McDonald, was southbound and had stopped to turn into the school. Another bus traveling north had stopped and motioned McDonald to go ahead and pull into the schools parking lot. The driver didn’t notice a northbound vehicle, being operated by Tabitha Cross of Columbia, KY, and turned into her path. Cross tried to avoid the bus, but was unable to do so and the vehicles collided.
Tabitha Cross was injured after her airbag deployed and was transported to R.C. Hospital by private vehicle. The bus driver, Mr. McDonald and the 26 students on the bus at the time of the collision, escaped injury.
The Russell Springs Police Dept. investigated the accident.
Ronnie Steven Means, 39 of Bethelridge: Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree/1st Offense, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Matthew D. Weddle, 32 of Liberty: Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500).
Zackary D. Montgomery, 23 of Yosemite: 2 counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500).
Katherine M. Kirby, 21 of Stanford, & Joshua Wayne Pruitt, 26 of Liberty: 2 counts of Complicity to commit Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500).
Linda Sue Maynard, 37 of Liberty, & Jeremy Ryan Sears, 26 of Hustonville: Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500), & Criminal Mischief-1st Degree.
Kegan S. Posey, 24 of Liberty: Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree, Assault-4th Degree/3rd Offense (Domestic Violence), & Violation of a Ky EPO/DVO.
William Dean Brown, 55 of Liberty: Driving on a DUI Suspended License-3rd Offense, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Expired Registration Plates, No Insurance, Resisting Arrest, & Menacing.
Victor Alfonzo Gonzales, 33 of Liberty: Sexual Abuse-1st Degree (victim under 12).
Michael J. Hopkins, 36 of Lancaster, & Brandi Mae Keith, 20 of Liberty: Bail Jumping-1st Degree.
Jamie Burl Cochran, 40 of Liberty: Trafficking in Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Persistent Felony Offender-1st Degree, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Danny Wayne Price, 61 of Hustonville: Trafficking in Cocaine/Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, & Possession of Methamphetamine.
George S. Webb III, 30 of Moreland: Receiving Stolen Property (over $500), & Persistent Felony Offender-2nd Degree.
Hubert Preston Skipper III, 50, & Regina Erin Skipper, 39, both of Gravel Switch: Receiving Stolen Property (over $500), Persistent Felony Offender, Tampering w/Physical Evidence, Criminal Mischief-1st Degree, Trafficking in Marijuana (over 5lbs), Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
An indictment is only a legal accusation, not an indicator of guilt.
Adair County Lady Indians Softball game scheduled for today against Larue County has been cancelled
Adair County Indians baseball game scheduled for today has been cancelled
Today’s C-ville Lady Eagles Softball game at North Hardin has been cancelled
Lindsey Wilson’s previously-scheduled baseball games with Freed-Hardeman at 4pmCT today and Union at 4pmCT on Wednesday have been postponed due to forecasted inclement weather. There is no makeup date for the games at this time.
The Adair Co. Extension Homemaker's Leader Training scheduled for 5:30pmCT today has been cancelled due to impending weather.
Campbellsville Univ. Chapel & Endowment Luncheon canceled for Wednesday
CU Baptist Heritage Lecture Series canceled for tonight (Tuesday)
..WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING TO 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/ WEDNESDAY...
Snow is expected this evening through Wednesday morning. There could be slick and slushy roads later this evening through Wednesday morning. Snow totals are expected to vary from 4 to 6 inches across north central KY, 2 to 3 inches across central KY, and 1-2 inches across west central and south central KY.
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.
Sheriff Greg Speck reports that a Somerset woman was arrested by Deputy Ricky Shirley on various charges after a short foot chase Sunday afternoon, March 18, 2018.
Deputy Shirley along with KSP Trooper Willie Cowan located Amy N. Meece, age 35 of Sulphur Springs Hollow Road at her residence Sunday afternoon. She was being sought on a Pulaski County District Court Warrant for the following: 1. Burglary, 1st Degree. 2. Theft by Unlawful Taking-Firearm. 3. Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition (All Others) $500 or More But Under $10,000. 4. Burglary, 3rd Degree. 5. Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument, 2nd Degree.
When officers arrived at Ms. Meece's residence, she fled out a window and was apprehended after a short foot chase. Amy N. Meece was placed under arrest and a search of her person yielded a plastic baggie containing 5 pills later identified as hydrocodone. Ms. Meece was additionally charged with: 1. Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified). 2. Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree (On Foot). 3. Prescription Substance Not in Proper Container, 1st Offense.
Amy N. Meece was transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center without further incident.
The investigation continues by Deputy Shirley and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
THE CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT MET IN REGULAR SESSION MONDAY.
HOLLY SCOVILLE, WITH LEDCOR GROUP, ADDRESSED THE COURT CONCERNING THE KY WIRED PROJECT, WHICH IS BRINGING A HIGH SPEED BROADBAND FIBER NETWORK TO THE STATE. THE PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO COVER KENTUCKY IN A SIX RING NETWORK DESIGN. CASEY COUNTY IS INCLUDED IN RING THREE, WHICH COULD BE COMPLETED IN EARLY 2020. THE FIBER OPTIC NETWORK WOULD BRING CAPABILITY OF DOWNLOADING A THREE HOUR MOVIE IN ABOUT 15 SECONDS, ACCORDING TO MISS SCOVILLE. INITIALLY, REPRESENTATIVES OF DUO-COUNTY TOLD THE COURT THAT ONLY CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE COUNTY WOULD BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE HIGH SPEED NETWORK, MAINLY GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS AND SOME BUSINESS AREAS. THE COURT QUESTIONED IF THAT WOULD BE THE CASE AND MISS SCOVILLE SAID NO. ONCE INSTALLED, THE SERVICE WOULD POTENTIALLY COVER ALL AREAS OF THE COUNTY THROUGH ISP PROVIDERS. DUO COUNTY TELECOM IS SEEKING A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH CASEY COUNTY AS A SERVICE PROVIDER. THE COUNTY MUST GRANT ACCESS TO EASMENTS AND RIGHT OF WAY SO THAT WORKERS CAN ACCESS THE EXISTING POLES TO MAKE READY FOR THE NEW CABLE. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN LAST NIGHT. MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON LINE AT KENTUCKY WIRED PROJECT DOT COM.
TWO REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE LAW FIRM OF McBRAYER, McGINNIS, LESLIE & KIRKLAND ADDRESSED THE COURT TO OFFER CASEY COUNTY THE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN LITIGATION IN THE OPIOID LAW SUIT AGAINST MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF THE DRUGS, WHICH HAVE RESULTED IN AN EPIDEMIC OF ADDICTIONS, AND CONSEQUENT EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROBLEM. JARON BLANDFORD, AND DAVID GUARNIERI PRESENTED INFORMATION TO THE COURT THAT NEARLY 2.6 MILLION AMERICANS ARE SUFFERING FROM THE ADDICTION TO THESE DRUGS. THE PROBLEM HAS LED TO MASSIVE EXPENSES ON EVERY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT, DOWN TO THE COUNTY LEVEL INCLUDING ARRESTS, INCARCERATION, PROSECUTION, AND MEDICAL TREATMENT IN RELATION TO OPIOIDS. COUNTY ATTORNEY, TOMMY WEDDLE, ASKED, IF SUCCESSFUL, HOW THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SUIT WOULD BE SPLIT UP. GUARNIERI SAID IT COULD WORK A NUMBER OF WAYS, INCLUDING BASED ON A COUNTY BY COUNTY NUMBER OF USERS OF THE DRUGS, WHICH IS ACCOUNTED FOR BY THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN ON THE SUBJECT LAST NIGHT.
THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT'S PRE-AUDIT EXCESS FEES, IN THE AMOUNT OF JUST OVER $33,400 WAS ACCEPTED AS THE DEPARTMENT'S QUARTERLY REPORT WAS APPROVED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE.
IN ROAD BUSINESS, THE COURT WILL SOON ACCEPT DUMP TRUCK BIDS, AND APPROVED RURAL SECONDARY RECOMMENDATIONS WHICH INCLUDED RESURFACING AREAS OF TWO COUNTY ROADS, KY 1649 AND KY 501.
An ATV stolen early Friday morning in Russell County has been recovered and one person arrested.
On Sunday evening around 7:45 p.m., R.C. Deputy Evan Burton located the stolen Polaris ATV at a residence off East West-Wilson Road resulting in the arrest of Brandon G. Chapman, 29, of Russell Springs, KY on a charge of Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000 in value.
The 4-wheeler and a farm truck belonging to Jeff Loy were stolen from his barn at the end of Akers Lane off KY 379 in the Esto community. The truck was recovered early Friday afternoon off Oaks Road by Sheriff Clete McAninch and Deputy Nathan Ginn.
Chapman was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.
A fire over the weekend damages home & destroys a barn.
The Adair County Fire Department responded to the fire at 4340 Liberty Road on Sunday afternoon at 2:06 PM to property owned by David & Eva Rigney. The property was being occupied by Eric Smith & Gage Schell. The house sustained damage and the barn was a total loss. 18 firemen were on the scene for approx. 2 hours.
Assisting at the scene were Adair Search & Rescue, Adair Co. Sheriff's Office and Constable Jason Rector.
The Columbia Police Department investigated a 1-vehicle injury accident on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 12:28amCT.
28-year-old Joshua Ford of Columbia, KY was operating a 2009 Kia Optima traveling north on Jamestown Street. Ford lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway striking a brick head wall, then striking and breaking a utility pole. The impact knocked down live utility lines.
Ford was treated and transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair County EMS. Jamestown Street was shut down until 6:00amCT in order to clear live utility lines that were knocked down as a result of the crash.
The collision was investigated by CPD Officer Drew Conn. He was assisted by Ofc Jamie Cole.
Stephen B. Bernard II, 28 of Liberty, arrested by KSP for Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
Joseph W. Cooper, 19 of Liberty, arrested by Liberty Police for Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500), & Possession of Methamphetamine.
Lodged in the Casey Co. Jail.
Amy N. Meece, 35 of Somerset, arrested by Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Controlled Substance (drug unspecified), Fleeing/Evading Police-2nd Degree (on foot), Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container, Burglary-1st Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking-Firearm, Theft by Unlawful Taking (over $500), Burglary-3rd Degree, & Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument-2nd Degree.
Bobby J. Inman II, 27 of Somerset, arrested by Somerset Police for Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, DUI-1st Offense, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Driving, Improper Passing, Following Too Closely, Disregarding Traffic Control Device, Driving on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License.
Lodged in the Pulaski Co. Jail.
Hunter M. Morgan, age 32, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Possession of Heroin & Drug Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property, Fleeing/Evading Police-1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree (Police Officer), Theft by Unlawful Taking, & Burglary-3rd Degree.
Kevin Rocha, age 23, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Department for Trafficking in Cocaine & Marijuana.
Dalia N. Perez, age 23, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Traffickingin Cocaine & Marijuana, & Tampering w/Physical Evidence.
Edgar Sanchez, age 38, arrested by Boyle Co. Sheriff's Office for Disregarding a Traffic Light, No Moped Operator's License, & Trafficking in Cocaine & Marijuana.
Ernest Hardy, age 32, arrested by Danville Police for Sodomy-3rd Degree, & Prohibited Use of Electronic Communications to Procure a Peace Officer Posing as a Minor for Sex.
Jason L. Asbury, age 35, arrested by Junction City Police for Criminal Trespassing-2nd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking (under $500), Burglary-3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree, & Tampering w/Physical Evidence.
Lodged in the Boyle Co. Jail.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.