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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2024-01



Pulaski Co. Sheriff Bobby Jones reports the arrest of a Somerset man for Possession of Controlled
Substance 1 st Degree 1 st Offense-Methamphetamine, following a traffic stop.

On January 24, 2024 at approximately 11:09 am, Deputy Dylan West conducted a traffic
stop on a vehicle that was being operated with only one headlight. Upon speaking with the
driver, Dustin Barnett, 41 years of age, Somerset, KY, Deputy West discovered Barnett had an
active Pulaski County District Court warrant for Failure to Appear. Barnett was removed from
the vehicle at that time without incident and placed under arrest for the warrant.

Upon search incident to arrest of Barnett, deputies discovered a small bag of suspected
methamphetamine in the driver’s door pocket. Barnett was questioned about the substance and
stated it was methamphetamine.
Barnett was arrested from the scene and charged with the Pulaski District Court warrant
for Failure to Appear and Possession of Controlled Substance 1 st Degree 1 st Offense-
Methamphetamine. Barnett was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.
Sheriff Bobby Jones asks if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to
contact our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at You can remain anonymous by texting PCSOTIP to 847411, or
by using our mobile app on both Google Play and the App Store.




Pulaski County Sheriff Bobby Jones reports the arrest of a Somerset man for Falsely Reporting an
Incident to Law Enforcement.

On January 28, 2024, at approximately 4:00pm, Deputy Ron Hellard was dispatched to
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital on a report of a stabbing that had occurred near the Hwy 27
and Hwy 70 intersection in Eubank, KY. The complainant, Andrew Stringer, 21 years of age,
Somerset, KY, claimed as he was sitting on the side of Hwy 27 in Eubank, a tall skinny male
wearing a black hoodie and baseball cap came up from behind his vehicle and stabbed him in the

Deputy Hellard conducted a canvas of the area, looking for the alleged suspect, or anyone
that had seen the suspect in the area. While investigating, Deputy Hellard was notified by
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office that a male subject matching the victim’s description had been
involved in an altercation with a homeowner of Lincoln County. During the altercation, the
homeowner reportedly stabbed the subject in the back before leaving the residence. Through
further investigation with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, it was determined Stringer had been
the perpetrator in the Lincoln County incident.

Stringer was arrested by Deputy Hellard and charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident
to Law Enforcement. He was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Sheriff Bobby Jones asks if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to
contact our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at You can remain anonymous by texting PCSOTIP to 847411, or
by using our mobile app on both Google Play and the App Store.




The Casey Co. Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in locating the person and vehicle that was involved in damaging/destroying personal property.

Investigators say the property, owned by Brandon Mills around the Casey/Russell County line on Kentucky 80, was damaged shortly before 1am Friday morning.  

The vehicle is a truck and will have damage to the driver's side and the driver's rear window will be broken out. The truck's mufflers are very loud.  

Anyone with information are asked to please call 606-787-6821 or leave an anonymous tip at 606-787-0288 with any information.




Are you passionate about the Casey County Fair and want to contribute to its success? Do you have new ideas and suggestions to make the fair more fun and exciting? If so, the Fair Board would love to have you on their team!


The Casey County Fair Board is holding an organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 30th, at 7pm at the Casey County Extension Office.


This meeting is open to anyone interested in being part of the fair board or volunteering for the fair. You will get to learn more about what the fair board does, how you can get involved, and what opportunities are available for you.


Don’t miss this chance to join a great community of fair enthusiasts and help make the Casey County Fair the best it can be!


We hope to see you there!




The Kentucky State Police Post 15 in Columbia received a call from Bluegrass 911 dispatch on January 25, 2024 at 4:26 P.M EST requesting investigative assistance at the scene of a residential fire in the Bethelridge community of Casey County.


Troopers and Detectives responded to the scene located on KY 837 in the Bethelridge community of Casey County.  Numerous fire departments from Casey, Lincoln, and Pulaski counties also responded to the area to battle the blaze. 


The preliminary investigation revealed emergency personnel located Ariel Gordon, age 29 of Lebanon, and Thomas Moss, age 39 of Summersville, deceased inside the residence.  Two juveniles were also located deceased inside of the residence. Ms. Gordon and Mr. Moss, as well as the two juveniles, were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.  The cause of the fire and the deaths of those involved remains under investigation.


The investigation is being led by Detective Zach Scott. Detective Scott was assisted at the scene by other Kentucky State Police Post 15 personnel, the Kentucky State Fire Marshall, Casey County Coroner, and numerous local fire departments.




Pulaski Co. Sheriff Bobby Jones reports three Pulaski County residents are in custody following a
traffic stop and search warrant on Tuesday.

The incident began when Detectives from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division
were conducting surveillance on a residence suspected of trafficking in methamphetamine.

Detectives observed a male subject pull up to the residence. A short time later the male subject
and second male subject left the residence.

Detective Tan Hudson observed the vehicle on Slate Branch Road and witnessed the vehicle
cross the center line on multiple occasions. Detective Hudson conducted a stop of the vehicle at
the intersection of Slate Branch Road and Bridge Hollow Road. Detective Hudson was able to
identify the driver as Larry Ellison, age 38, of Somerset and the passenger as Robert Allen, age
53, of Somerset.

Detective Trent Massey arrived on the scene, with his K-9, Leo, to assist. Detective Massey
deployed Leo to conduct a walk around of the vehicle. Following the walk around, Detectives
conducted a search of the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, Detectives located
approximately 58 grams of methamphetamine in Allen’s pocket.

Detective Hudson conducted field sobriety tests on Ellison and determined Ellison was operating
the vehicle under the influence of intoxicating substances.

Detective Lieutenant Daryl Kegley then applied for and was granted a search warrant for the
residence. Detectives and Deputies, along with members of the HIDTA task force, went to
execute the search warrant at the residence on Monticello Road. Detectives tried to make contact
at the front and side door at the residence with no contact. Detectives could hear people moving
inside of the residence and forced entry into the residence.

Once inside of the residence, Detectives located found Becky Allen-Garlandios, age 43, of
Somerset, in a bathroom attempting to flush drugs. Detectives were able to take Garlandios into
custody and recover approximately 29 grams of methamphetamine from the toilet. While
Garlandios was in custody, she attempted to conceal methamphetamine in her pants. Law
Enforcement searched the rest of the residence and located additional methamphetamine,
marijuana, cash, digital scales, pipes, and baggies.


In total (from both the stop and the search of the residence) Detectives located approximately
114 grams of methamphetamine, 6 grams of marijuana, and $8,409.00 in cash.

Larry Ellison was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Controlled Substance
  • Reckless Driving

Robert Allen was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1 st Degree 1 st Offense – (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine)

Rebecca Allen Garlandios was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1 st Degree 1 st Offense – (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine)
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence
  • Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess
  • Trafficking in Marijuana (Less than 8 ounces) 1 st Offense

All three suspects were transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center.

The case remains under investigation by Detective Trent Massey of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s

Office Narcotics Division. The Narcotics Division were assisted on the scene by Deputy Marcus

Harrison and Sergeant Preston Pitman.

Sheriff Bobby Jones asks if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact

our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can remain anonymous. You can also leave a tip on our

webpage at




A Tennessee man was arrested on Sunday after he tried to steal a car at a gas station in Somerset, but crashed into a utility pole and got stuck in the snow.

Somerset Police say Jordan Foster, 28, of Rutledge, was charged with theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief.

Investigators say Foster and another suspect got into a car that was parked at the Valero station at the intersection of Monticello Street and East Oak Hill Road, while the owner was inside the store. They started to back out, but the owner saw them and ran outside. The car went off the road and hit a pole.

The other suspect escaped, leaving Foster behind.


The owner held Foster until the police arrived.

Capt. Shawn Dobbs of the Somerset Police Department advised the public to lock their cars and not leave them unattended.




Pulaski County Sheriff Bobby Jones reports the arrest of a Bronston man for burglary after an
investigation by Sheriff’s deputies on January 20, 2024.

On January 20, 2024, at approximately 10:12 am, Deputy Marcus Harrison responded to
a report of burglary at 333 Old Waitsboro Rd., Bronston, KY. The caller informed Deputy
Harrison the residence had been unlawfully entered by a broken window. As the caller and
Deputy Harrison inspected the damage to the residence, they noticed the perpetrator had left the
inside of the home in disarray. Evidence was uncovered in the residence that led Deputy
Harrison to believe the perpetrator was Jessee Burke, 32 years of age, Bronston, KY.

Deputy Harrison obtained a warrant for Burke’s arrest on January 20, 2024, charging
Burke with Burglary 2 nd Degree and Criminal Mischief 1 st Degree.


Burke was located by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office on January 22, 2024 and lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center on a $12,500 bond.


This investigation is ongoing by Deputy Marcus Harrison.

Sheriff Bobby Jones asks if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to
contact our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at You can remain anonymous by texting PCSOTIP to 847411, or
by using our mobile app on both Google Play and the App Store.




Sheriff Bobby Jones reports on Wednesday January 17, 2024, a Somerset man is in
custody following a pursuit in Pulaski County.

The incident began when Detective Lieutenant Daryl Kegley and Detective Tan Hudson
observed a white Cadillac in the parking lot of the Pulaski County Judicial Center. Detectives
recognized the driver, Brenton Helton, age 28, of Somerset, as the driver of the vehicle.
Detectives were familiar with Helton and were aware he was wanted on a Parole Violation

Detectives pulled in front of Helton’s vehicle. Detectives approached the vehicle and identified
themselves. Helton placed the vehicle in reverse and accelerated backwards out of the parking
space, between other vehicles, nearly striking a female walking through the parking lot.
Detectives activated their emergency equipment, however Helton refused to obey commands to

Helton turned onto South Central Avenue and traveled South to the intersection of East Bourne
Avenue. Detectives continued to pursue Helton down East Bourne, Jarvis Avenue, and onto
Highway 914. During the pursuit, Helton disregarded numerous traffic laws.

When the pursuit turned on 914, Helton reached speeds over 90 MPH. Detectives observed
Helton pass a vehicle on the shoulder of the road, nearly losing control, due to the snow on the
shoulders. Detectives terminated the pursuit due to the road hazards and Helton’s disregard for
public safety. Helton was last observed turning on Dry Branch Road.

A short time later, Deputies David Campbell, Ronnie Golden, and Noah Dishman, located the
Cadillac abandoned in the Thunder Mountain Area of Dry Branch Road. Deputies attempted to
track Helton through the snow. Deputies canvassed the neighborhood and spoke to homeowners
in the area. Deputies searched a barn near the scene, however were unable to locate Helton.

On Thursday January 18, 2024, Detective Kegley received a call from the US Marshals Service
stating they had information Helton was in a residence on Nevels Grocery Road in Mccreary
County. The US Marshals, the Mccreary County Sheriff’s Office, and the Pulaski County
Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division went to the residence. The US Marshal’s Service and the
Mccreary County Sheriff’s Office were able to located Helton inside of the residence, where he
was taken into custody.


Brenton Helton was arrested and charged with the following:
1. Parole Violation (Pulaski Circuit Court Warrant)
Helton was also served a Pulaski District Court warrant, with the following charges that
stemmed from the pursuit:
1. Fleeing or Evading Police, 1 st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
2. Wanton Endangerment 1 st Degree
3. Speeding 26 MPH or > Speed Limit
4. Disregarding Stop Sign
5. Reckless Driving
6. Failure to or Improper Signal
7. Following Another Vehicle Too Closely
8. Improper Turning
9. Operating on Suspended or Revoke Operators License

Helton was transported and lodged at the Pulaski County Detention Center.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend its appreciation to the US.Marshal’s
Service and the Mccreary County Sheriff’s Office for helping locate and capture this individual.

Sheriff Bobby Jones asks if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact
our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can remain anonymous. You can also leave a tip on our
webpage at




A national animal protection nonprofit rescued 44 dogs from a frozen and partially burnt house in Casey County, Kentucky, last week. The dogs were living in deplorable conditions and showed signs of chronic neglect, according to Animal Rescue Corps (ARC).


ARC said it responded to a request from law enforcement in Casey County on Jan. 14, after the tenant of the house, who was operating a purported rescue called “Everything’s Going to be Alright Rescue & Rehabilitation,” was hospitalized. The tenant had used his electronic entry cards and keys to access the evidence room and take items, including drugs.


The nonprofit said it found the dogs, including Belgian Malinois, Great Danes, St. Bernards, German Shepherds, and pit bulls, inside and outside the house, some confined to crates and others running loose. The house was also partially burnt and had high ammonia levels, making the rescue operation more difficult and dangerous.


ARC said it also found three dead dogs on the property, two of whom were frozen solid.


The nonprofit transported the dogs to its rescue center in Gallatin, Tennessee, where they received veterinary care and treatment. ARC said it will work with trusted shelter and rescue partners to find loving homes for the dogs.


Tim Woodward, ARC executive director, said the incident was a sad situation and a reminder of the ethical responsibility that comes with operating an animal rescue.


“The suffering of these dogs underscores the ethical responsibility that comes with operating an animal rescue; neglect has no place in the realm of animal rescue and sheltering,” Woodward said. “This is a very sad situation and a tremendous amount of suffering has ended.”




Local law enforcement is mourning the loss of a K-9.

The Casey County Sheriff’s Office says a fire broke out Thursday at an outdoor kennel at the deputy’s home on Highway 49.

We’re told K-9 Kados was the only dog being kept in that kennel.

They were able to get Kados out and tried to give the dog CPR, but the sheriff says the dog died of smoke inhalation.

The sheriff’s office says Kados joined their team in January 2023 and was instrumental in making hundreds of drug arrests.

Investigators believe an electrical short caused the fire in the kennel.





  • Boyle County Schools - CLOSED
  • Campbellsville Independent Schools - CLOSED
  • Casey County Schools - CLOSED - NTI Day #4
  • Danville Independent Schools - CLOSED - Traditional Snow Day
  • Galilean Christian Academy - CLOSED
  • Green County Schools - CLOSED - Traditional Snow Day
  • Liberty Head Start - CLOSED
  • Lincoln County Schools - CLOSED - NTI Day #4
  • Marion County Schools - CLOSED
  • Mercer County Schools - CLOSED
  • New Life Christian Academy - CLOSED
  • Pulaski County Schools - CLOSED - Traditional Snow Day
  • Russell County Schools - CLOSED - NTI Day
  • Science Hill Independent Schools - CLOSED
  • Somerset Independent Schools - CLOSED - NTI Day #4
  • Taylor County Schools - CLOSED - NTI Day #4


  • Casey County Bank - OPENING at 9am
  • Casey County Clerks Office - CLOSED
  • Casey County Family Practice - CLOSED
  • Casey County Senior Center - CLOSED
  • Cundiff Chiropractic- CLOSED
  • Fish Room - CLOSED
  • Just Family Adult Daycare - CLOSED
  • Kids Team Child Care - DELAYED Opening @ 8:00 AM (subject to change)
  • Lake Cumberland District Health Department - All Offices - CLOSED
  • Lincoln Jamboree - CLOSED (Saturday 1/20/24)
  • Phillips Child Development, Liberty - CLOSED
  • RTP Pet Salon - CLOSED




* WHAT...A wintry mix of snow & freezing rain is expected to develop across the region Thursday afternoon. Areas of freezing drizzle are expected Thursday evening followed by a period of light snow late Thursday night and into Friday morning. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 1.5 inches will be possible along with less than a tenth of an inch of ice.


* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the Thursday afternoon commute and will likely result in negative travel impacts Thursday night and Friday morning.


Slow down and use caution while traveling.




Due to a water main break, the City of Liberty has issued a Boil Water Advisory on KY 49 from Hustonville Street to 817 KY 49.

Customers in that area should boil any water used for human consumption, bringing to a rolling boil for at least three minutes, and boil water for short-term use only.

This advisory will be in effect until further notice.

For more information, contact your water provider.




With this week's frigid temperatures, AAA reminds homeowners and renters that preparing and maintaining a home for inclement weather is essential to help avoid winter-related repairs. Prolonged periods of below freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on a home’s heating system, plumbing and exterior features. Maintaining property during cold strikes is essential to reduce the risk of winter damage.

“Homeowners and renters should be proactive in making sure their residence is ready for cold weather,” said Jonathon King, vice president of insurance sales, AAA East Central. “By taking measures to ensure a home’s interior and exterior are prepared for frigid temperatures, high repair costs and headaches can be avoided in the future.”

What You Can Do to Protect Your Home

  • Remove hoses from exterior faucets.
  • Repair or replace weather stripping around windows and doors, vents and fans, plumbing, air conditioners and electrical and gas lines.
  • Use caulk or insulation to seal all cracks, holes and other openings on exterior walls.
  • Let faucets drip a little bit to prevent freezing pipes.
  • Well-insulated basements and crawl spaces will help protect pipes. Close foundation vents and windows to basements. Wrap vulnerable pipes with pipe insulation.
  • Know where water shutoff valves are located so water can be turned off in case of an emergency.
  • Air inside the walls, where pipes are, can be much colder than air in the room, so set the thermostat at a reasonable temperature, even if no one is home.
  • Keep bathroom and kitchen cabinet doors open to let warm air circulate around the pipes.
  • Close wood burning fireplace flue dampers when not in use. Follow all manufacturer instructions for gas fireplaces including those with pilot lights, which may require the flue to be always partially open.

Winter Damages Covered by Homeowners Insurance
Winter comes with snow, and sometimes lots of it. If a roof collapses or is damaged due to the weight of snow or ice from a storm, a standard home insurance policy may cover the damage. Another threat to homes in the winter season are cold snaps. Water left standing in pipes when the temperature drops may expand with enough force to cause it to burst, leading to serious water damage if the issue isn’t immediately identified. Damage caused from burst pipes as well as the repair costs are covered by most standard home insurance policies, as long as regular maintenance is performed, and owners maintain heat in the building.

What’s Not Covered by Homeowners Insurance
Most storm damage is covered under Home Insurance but there are exclusions that could apply. Flash floods caused by a sudden rise in temperature during the winter months can cause significant damage to a home that will not be covered by your standard home insurance policy, but flood insurance can be purchased separately.

Most damages not covered by insurance are due to homeowner neglect or lack of maintenance. These may include damages resulting from extreme cold due to failure to maintain heat in the home.

More Winter Liabilities
In addition to the above risks, slips and falls on property are always a possibility in winter. Such incidents are likely covered by the liability coverage that comes with a home insurance policy, but it’s a good idea to double check with an insurance agent. If an incident like this occurs, help with potential legal aspects may also be included in insurance policies.

Is Your Home Insurance Ready?
By taking the necessary precautions and preparing houses for winter, making an insurance claim this winter season can be avoided. Trimming threatening trees, shutting off water and draining pipes, and cleaning gutters are all things that can be done before it gets too cold. If a winter disaster does strike, having the right home insurance coverage will help. Review policies with a trusted agent to be sure everything is in order.



The Casey County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday.

Under general business, Magistrates approved an application for an annual pass-through grant for EMS. The grant is normally $10,000.

The Court also approved a Spay & Neuter grant.

Magistrates also approved an application for a grant to purchase election equipment, and accepted just over $800 for the Sheriff's Department tax settlement.

The Fiscal Court approved a payment for repairs to the women's work facility.

Sheriff Chad Weddle gave his Department's monthly activity report...

The Court went into executive session for a time, with no action reported.

There was a lengthy discussion concerning animal control. No action was taken.

A committee was designated to begin the process of removal of two roads from County property, to be returned to private owners.

Judge Dial asked for up to $75,000 to be moved from the General Fund to the Jail Fund to cover bills. Magistrates voted to approve that request.


CLOSINGS & DELAYS (1/16 - 1/17)


Business/School Closings & Delays 1/16/24 / 1/17/24
•Adair County Schools - CLOSED 1/16 & 1/17 - NTI Days #1 & #2
•Boyle County Schools - CLOSED 1/16 - NTI Day #1
•Campbellsville Independent Schools - CLOSED 1/16 - NTI Day #1
•Casey County Schools - CLOSED 1/16 & 1/17 - NTI Days #1 & #2
•Galilean Christian Academy - CLOSED 1/16 & 1/17
•Green County Schools - CLOSED 1/16 - Gold Day #1
•Liberty Head Start - CLOSED 1/16 & 1/17
•Lincoln County Schools - CLOSED 1/16 & 1/17 - NTI Days #1 & #2
•Marion County Schools - CLOSED 1/16
•Mercer County Schools - CLOSED 1/16
•Pulaski County Schools - CLOSED 1/16 - Traditional Snow Day
•Russell County Schools - CLOSED 1/16 & 1/17 - NTI Days #2 & #3
•Somerset Independent Schools - CLOSED 1/16 & 1/17 - NTI Day
•Taylor County Schools - CLOSED 1/16 & 1/17 - NTI Cyber Days #1 & #2
  • Advanced Family Medical, Liberty - CLOSED 1/16
  • All State Offices - CLOSED 1/16
  • Casey County Bank - ALL branches DELAY to open at 9:00 AM 1/16
  • Casey County Family Practice - CLOSED 1/16
  • Casey County Judicial Center - CLOSED 1/16
  • Casey County Public Library - CLOSED 1/16
  • Casey County Senior Center - CLOSED 1/16
  • City of Campbellsville Offices - 2 Hour DELAY 1/16
  • Goose Creek - Day shift- CANCELLED - 2nd Shift- CANCELLED
  • Just Family Adult Day - Liberty - CLOSED 1/16
  • Kids Team Child Care - Liberty - CLOSED 1/16
  • Lake Cumberland District Health Department - All Clinics & Offices - CLOSED 1/16
  • Phillips Child Development Center, Liberty - CLOSED 1/16
  • Tarter - ALL KY Facilities - 1st shift operating on a 2 hour DELAY 1/16
  • Waste Connections will not be running routes Tuesday, January 16th. We’ll provide further information on when you can expect services to resume as the inclement weather and hazardous road conditions permit. Please follow our Facebook page for more information.



Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 highway crews have worked throughout the night plowing and treating routes. Crews continue to work this morning to clear roadways across the district, all roads remain partially to completely covered and slick.


Motorists should avoid travel if possible. If you must travel slow down, leave plenty of space between vehicles and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.


Crews will remain focused on priority A snow routes- which include interstates, parkways, U.S. highways, and some other 4-lane routes. Once those routes are addressed crews will work to clear priority B and C routes. KYTC asks for patience as crews are working as hard as they can to clear routes.


Tips for driving during snow and icy conditions:

  • Alter travel plans to avoid driving during the peak of weather activity.
  • Drive with a full tank of gas and pack an emergency car kit that contains essential items like ice scrapers, jumper cables, blankets, a flashlight, a cell phone charger, non-perishable snacks and a first aid kit should you get stranded on the road.
  • Winterize your vehicle. Check your car battery, tire pressure and tread, and brakes. Ensure your heater, defroster, headlights and windshield wipers are working properly.
  • When snow and/or ice are on roadways, drive slowly no matter what type of vehicle you drive. It takes more time and distance to stop your vehicle in poor weather, so brake early and slowly.
  • Pay attention to weather advisories and allow more time to travel for routine commutes. Expect delays.
  • Slow down when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges or shaded areas. These are all candidates for developing “black ice” – a thin coating of clear ice that can form on the pavement surface that may be difficult to see.
  • Maintain a safe distance from snowplows and other heavy highway equipment, and do not pass snowplows on the shoulder.
  • Eliminate distractions while driving, such as using a phone and or eating, and always buckle up.

What to do if you see a downed power line:

  • Report it to your local utility company
  • Do not try to clear it yourself
  • Steer clear and avoid anything touching downed lines, including vehicles or tree branches.


For a complete county-by-county snow and ice priority list please go to:


For real-time traffic information or to keep up with state snowfighters in your county, visit Follow District 8 updates on Twitter and Facebook at  or


KYTC District 8 is responsible for maintaining state highways in Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell and Wayne counties.




Boyle County Daytime/Overnight Warming Centers:


•Centenary Methodist Church•

1441 Perryville Road, Danville

No pets allowed; blankets & cots provided.

Set to open Sunday at 3:00 PM


Casey County Daytime/Overnight Warming Centers:


•Casey County Courthouse (old one)•

625 Campbellsville Street, Liberty

Always open for warmth.


•Creston Missionary Baptist Church•

8641 KY 70 Liberty, KY

Sunday Night - Thursday

????Before coming please contact 

Barb Clements 606-303-3173

Danny Clements 606-706-6923


•Dia Bella Studio•

44 Liberty Square, Liberty

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Contact Carmen Hoskins for more info/questions

????Also taking up blanket/sleeping bag donations, reach out to Carmen for drop off info!


•First Baptist Church•

300 Hustonville St., Liberty

Sunday Night - Thursday 

Fellowship hall in the basement, use back entrance 

Please call before coming 606-706-1664


•Nutty Nanas•

156 Hustonville St, Liberty

Monday - Friday

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Contact 606-787-5254 for more info/questions


Green County Overnight Warming Centers:


•The Worship Room•

106 S. Public Square

Greensburg, KY 42743

Hours of Operation:

Sunday, January 14th

– Saturday, January 20th ? 6pm to 6am.


Lincoln County Daytime/Overnight Warming Centers:


Anyone that needs a center opened they can contact Bluegrass 911 at 606-365-4557!  


•Crab Orchard Area•

•Watts Chapel Baptist Church

1581 ky-2750, Crab Orchard


•Grace Fellowship•

Highway 27 South

Stanford KY 40484


•McKinney Area•

•New Salem Baptist Church•

10680 KY HWY 698

Hustonville, Ky 40437 

(We are closer to McKinney)


•Moreland - Hustonville Area•

•New Hope Baptist Church•

61 Roman Road 

Stanford KY 40484


•Stanford Area• 

•Christian Life Center at Stanford Baptist Church•

204 Church Street 

Stanford KY 40484


•Waynesburg Area•

•To Be Announced!•


Taylor County Daytime Warming Centers:


•Campbellsville Christian Church•

302 Lebanon Ave.

Campbellsville, KY 42718

Hours of Operation:

Monday, January 15th

– Thursday, January 18th ? Noon to 6pm.


•First Methodist Church

317 E. Main Street

Campbellsville, KY 42718

Hours of Operation:

Monday, January 15th

– Wednesday, January 17th ? 9am to 4pm


•Mannsville Methodist Church

179 Bradfordsville Road

Campbellsville, KY 42718

Hours of Operation:

Monday, January 15th

– Thursday, January 18th ? 8am to 5pm


Taylor County Overnight Warming Centers:


•Upper Room

104 W. Main Street

Campbellsville, KY 42718

Hours of Operation:

Sunday, January 14th

– Saturday, January 20th ? 6pm to 6am.




Winter Storm Warning.

The first wave of snowfall is moving through the area this morning.
2 to 3 inches of snow has been reported so far. A second wave of snow
will move through this afternoon and this evening bringing an
additional 1 to 4 inches. Low at night will be in the single digits
and teens with wind chill values slightly above and below zero. Roads
are slick and snow covered in many areas.


If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

For Kentucky Road Conditions please visit

Winter Storm Warning.

Sub-zero wind chills are in the forecast for Wednesday morning.

Minor accumulations of light snow will be possible Thursday night
into Friday morning.

Another dome of very cold air will move into the region this weekend.




Kentuckians are advised to drive with caution as forecasted high winds today could pose travel hazards. Rain, possible snow, and an expected drop in temperatures could impact travel conditions this weekend into early next week. Kentuckians are urged to stay weather alert and secure loose items on vehicles. State highway crews are prepared to respond as needed to help clear blocked roads of debris due to fallen trees and to address hazardous road conditions brought on by wintry weather.


The National Weather Service (NWS) has advised that multiple strong storm systems will sweep across Kentucky beginning today and continuing through the weekend, bringing expected sub-zero temperatures next week. Today, high winds are expected with speeds that could be as high as 60 mph in some areas. Motorists in high-profile vehicles like SUVs, trucks, vans, and towing trailers are more likely to be moved by strong gusts of winds and are advised to take extra caution by slowing down and keeping both hands on the steering wheel. Portions of Southwest Kentucky are expected to receive 1 to 2 inches, which could lead to some flooding issues, and pooling on roadways is possible in certain areas.


Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) crews are on high alert – more than 2,000 statewide snowfighters and support staff have completed readiness checks, training, and equipment maintenance to respond when the weather takes a turn. More than 1,400 state-owned and contracted plow trucks standby for deployment before, during, and after winter weather events on Kentucky’s 28,000 miles of state-maintained roadways.


To further relief efforts, Transportation Sec. Gray signed an official order this morning to allow for the fastest response time from carriers delivering supplies to affected any areas.


“Lingering cold temperatures can cause moisture on the roads to freeze and remain frozen,” said KYTC Secretary Jim Gray. “Drivers are urged to take it slow on the roads and remember that bridges freeze before roadways. Be sure to keep an emergency car kit so you can stay warm should the unexpected occur while we have extreme cold temps.” 


Check the map for traffic conditions before you travel. The map also offers access to select traffic cameras on interstates and parkways.


To follow live updates for watches, warnings, or advisories for Kentucky, please visit


Tips for driving during strong winds:

  • Keep both hands on the steering wheel
  • Slow down
  • Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, especially high-profile vehicles such as semi-trucks or campers that could be pushed out of their lane by winds
  • Watch for flying debris that may blow into the roadway
  • If winds are too severe to drive safely, pull onto the shoulder away from trees or other tall objects that could fall, turn on your hazard lights and wait until conditions improve


What to do if you see a downed power line:

  • Report it to your local utility company
  • Do not try to clear it yourself
  • Stay clear and avoid anything touching downed lines, including vehicles or tree branches.



On January 11, 2024, just before 7:30 p.m., a Trooper with the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, observed a 2002 Black Nissan Maxima driving recklessly on West Main Street in Boyle County. The vehicle continued traveling west on US 150, Perryville Road, passing multiple vehicles at a high rate of speed. The Trooper activated his emergency equipment and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. The operator of the vehicle failed to yield and continued traveling west on Perryville Road.


The operator lost control of the vehicle near the intersection of KY 68, Harrodsburg Road, after striking the rear of a 2022 Freightliner, operated by Matthew Stephens, 36, of Salvisa, KY, causing the vehicle to overturn on its passenger side at the intersection of US 150 and HWY 1920 in Perryville.


Following the collision, the operator, identified as Jason Epps, 20, of Lexington, KY, and passenger Trveze Page, 19, of Lexington, KY, were both transported by Boyle County EMS to Ephraim Mcdowell Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Matthew Stephens, 36, of Salvisa, KY, operator of the other vehicle, was also transported to Ephraim Mcdowell Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 


The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Kentucky State Police. We were assisted on the scene by Kentucky State Police personnel, Boyle County EMS, Boyle County Fire Department, and Boyle County Sheriff’s Office. 




Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray has signed an official order to temporarily suspend certain restrictions on motor carriers that will be engaged in transporting gasoline, propane, diesel fuel, fuel oil, kerosene and other needed supplies within areas affected by winter weather.


“We are being proactive in the face of what could be a very serious sequence of storms,” Secretary Gray said. “We cannot afford delayed aid during arctic conditions for anyone who may need immediate assistance.”


The order is effective through 12:01 a.m. EST on January 31, 2024. It temporarily relieves commercial drivers from maximum driving times and weigh station stops if transporting approved relief supplies.


To ensure the safety of the traveling public, carriers must comply with safety requirements and have a copy of the order in the truck cab if operating under the authority of the official order.





Somerset's Chief of Police has announced his retirement from that position.
Jeff Henderson reports from Somerset...




A Liberty man was arrested recently on numerous charges.


Christopher L Cochran, 37 of Liberty, arrested by Casey Co Sheriff Chad Weddle for theft by unlawful taking – auto – over $500, 4 counts persistent felony offender 2nd, shock probation in felony convictions, theft by unlawful taking over $1,000, theft by unlawful taking felony, possession firearm by convicted felon, criminal mischief 1st degree, persistent felony offender 1st, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot & motor vehicle, operating on suspended/revoked OL, DUI, reckless driving, wanton endangerment 2nd degree, burglary 3rd degree, theft by unlawful taking farm equipment over $500, & criminal possession of a forged instrument 2nd degree.


Cochran was lodged in the Casey County Jail.




This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Indiana
and central Kentucky.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

A powerful storm system will move across the region today.
Widespread strong and gusty winds are expected during this time, with
wind gusts in excess of 50 mph likely. A few thunderstorms are also
possible today which could produce locally stronger wind gusts. Rain
is likely to change to a brief period of light snow Friday night,
especially across southern Indiana.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

An arctic cold front will bring a chance for widespread snowfall to
the region Saturday night and Sunday night, with bitterly cold
temperatures expected for early next week.




A Liberty woman was arrested on Wednesday after officers found meth and drug paraphernalia among her personal items.

According to the Casey County Sheriff's Office, Lauren Gillock, 26, was at a residence on 289 Neff Road, where her probation officer went to check on her, along with sheriff’s deputies. They searched the room and found a baggie of meth, a straw, a mirror, and a ziplock baggie, all containing or having traces of a white substance. Gillock claimed she did not own the items and did not live there, but her brother, who does live there, said he saw her in that room that morning. The room also had make-up and women’s needs.

Gillock was charged with possession of Methamphetamine-1st degree, third or greater offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

Sheriff Chad Weddle was assisted by Deputy Hannah Lynn, & Probation Officers Harrod & Wilson.




A BOIL WATER ADVISORY for all customers of Eubank Water System.


The advisory has been mandated by the state due to equipment installation at Somerset Water Plant. This begins Saturday, Jan. 13.


The City of Somerset has issued a systemwide boil water advisory beginning Saturday, Jan. 13 until further notice.


New piping and a surge relief valve will be installed over the weekend, which can create the potential for bacteriological contamination of the water supply.


The advisory includes all water districts in Pulaski County:  Somerset Water Service, Southeastern Water, Western Pulaski Water, Science Hill Water and Eubank Water, Lincoln & Casey County customers that are serve by Eubank Water, and will remain in effect until test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.


Everyone in the affected area should boil all water used for drinking and cooking beginning Saturday, Jan. 13 until further notice. Bring the water to a rolling boil for three minutes, and boil water for short-term use only.


If you have any questions, contact your water provider.




At approximately 09:50 hours, Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a call for assistance from Rockcastle County 911 Center with a shooting incident on Little Creek Road in Rockcastle County.


Preliminary investigation revealed that Joseph A. Dawson, 48 years of age, of Berea, KY, was having an ongoing verbal altercation with his wife Katherine Dawson and a family member of hers, Phillip Fox. Joseph was inside the residence of his wife’s and was making threats to kill her and Fox. Joseph exited the residence and was armed with a kitchen knife and a machete knife. Phillip Fox retrieved a firearm and discharged the weapon striking Mr. Dawson.  Mr. Dawson fled back to the porch of the residence where he was located, he was fatally injured and was pronounced deceased by the Rockcastle County Coroner.


An autopsy has been scheduled at the State Medical Office. This case will be presented to the Rockcastle County Grand Jury.


Detective Loudermilk is continuing the investigation. He was assisted by Kentucky State Police Post 11 personnel, Rockcastle County EMS, and the Rockcastle County Coroner. 


This incident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London.




Liberty City Council met in regular session Monday.


The first item on the agenda was Lake Liberty, which is down approximately 12 feet at this time. Mayor Sam Haddad is asking residents of Liberty and Casey County to please be aware and conserve water however possible…


Mayor Haddad stated the lake expansion project is still in the study phase but is in progress.


There was a heated discussion concerning the formation of a Christmas committee. A committee will be formed under direction of Tourism and the City Council.




Boyle County Deputies apprehend a wanted man after a Dollar Store shoplifting spree.

Charles McElroy, 36 of Danville, a man with four active warrants and additional charges pending, was apprehended by Boyle County deputies Thursday evening after a brief foot chase and struggle.

Following a tip from Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, deputies located McElroy near the Dollar store in Parksville around 8:15 PM. When they attempted to make contact, he fled on foot but was soon apprehended.

McElroy resisted arrest, provided false information, and became disruptive at the hospital where he was taken for a medical evaluation.

He faces additional charges for fleeing, resisting arrest, providing false information, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, and terroristic threatening.

The initial warrants stemmed from charges including possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, wanton endangerment, drug possession, domestic violence, burglary, criminal trespass, and menacing.

McElroy was lodged in the Boyle County Jail.




Authorities in Pulaski County called for an emergency evacuation this week, after a report of an explosive device in a County building.

Jeff Henderson has more from Somerset...





  • Liberty City Council meets Monday at 5pm at City Hall.
  • Casey County Board of Education will meet Monday at 7pm at the Board Annex on N. 127.
  • The Casey Co. Fiscal Court will meet in a special session on Tuesday at 9am at the old Court House.

Those meetings are open to the public.




Authorities are alerting citizens of Boyle and surrounding counties to beware. Scammers are impersonating deputies and demanding fines by phone. These calls are completely fake.


The latest scheme involves the scammer claiming to be Chief Deputy Chris Stratton and threatening arrest if a fine isn't paid. The Boyle County Sheriff's Office says deputies will never request monetary payments over the phone.


If you receive a similar call, hang up immediately and report it to your local authorities. Never give out personal information or agree to send money.




Boyle County firefighters battled a blaze that engulfed a mobile home on Scrubgrass Rd in the Mitchellsburg community Wednesday evening.


The Danville 911 Center alerted crews shortly after 5:30pm, and upon arrival, they found the home fully involved in flames.


Firefighters launched an immediate attack and managed to extinguish the fire within an hour. Luckily, no injuries were reported.


The Boyle County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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