LOCAL NEWS

Local News--Fri. July 31

 

 

All Adair County certified and classified employees are to report to their respective buildings Monday, August 3, 2015, at 8amCT for a mandated six-hour Professional Development day.

 

New Employee Orientation for all new hires, both certified and classified, is scheduled for Friday afternoon, July 31, 2015 at 1pmCT, in the basement at the Adair County Board of Education.

 

Opening Day activities for all classified and certified staff will be, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at Adair County High School. Breakfast will be served from 7:30am-8:30amCT, in the cafeteria at ACHS. The Leader in Me program, presented by local students, will begin at 8:30am in the ACHS gymnasium.

 

The first day of school for Adair Co. students will be on Thursday, Aug, 6, 2015.

 


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The Adair County School Board has awarded the bid for construction of a new school bus garage to Branscum Construction Co of Russell Springs and at Thursday evening's special regular board meeting, the board voted to proceed with the project. Two Bids were submitted for the approximately $1.3 million project with Branscum Construction submitting the lowest bid.

 

Also, the board has reached an agreement with the drilling company responsible for the geo thermal problems at Adair Co. Primary Center. More details later today from Supt. Alan Reed.

 


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The Columbia-Adair Co. Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank 1st District Congressman Ed Whitfield and his Washington D.C. staff for inviting Adair County to be the spotlighted county for the month of August in his Washington, DC office.

 

A display of unique Adair County items and a picture collection was put together and mailed to Washington. The congressman sponsors these monthly spotlights of the counties he represents because it provides a great opportunity for their guests, both from Kentucky and elsewhere, to experience the area and possibly inspire a visit as well.

 

 

 

THURS

 

Tpr. Morris Farris is investigating a collision that occurred Wednesday at 9:10 AM EST, 3 miles south of Loretto on KY 49.


27-year-old Michael P. Brahm of Campbellsville, Ky. was operating a southbound 1990 Chevy dump truck when he overcorrected, left the roadway and overturned.  Brahm was wearing a seatbelt and was treated and released from Springview Hospital.  Tpr. Farris was assisted at the scene by Marion County EMS and the Loretto Fire Department. 

 

 

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KSP Trooper Adam Mattingly is investigating a collision that occurred Wednesday at 4:48 PM EDT, 6 miles east of Lebanon. 

 

51-year-old Sharon Wathen of Lebanon, Ky. was operating an eastbound 1998 Chevy on KY 208 when her vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway.  Wathen over-corrected, drove off the roadway and overturned.  She was belted and was transported by EMS to Springview Hospital for non life threatening injuries.

 

 

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The WAIN Back to School Pool Party is this Friday from 11-1 at the LWC Health and Wellness Center.

 

This event is open for all school age children. Those who attend will be able to swim, enjoy pizza and drinks, and will receive a prize! Come out, and have some fun before school kicks off!  All chlldren must be accompanied by at last one parent/guardian.

 

The new director of Lindsey Wilson College's campus recreation progra is Abe Cross who oversees daily operations of the 73,000-square-foot Holloway Health & Wellness Center. Cross replaces Joel Peterson who resigned due to moving out of the area.

 

Cross is married to the former Emily Murrell of Columbia. They currently reside in Glens Fork.

 

Local News - Wed. July 29

 

An Adair Co. woman was arrested this week for DUI and Possession of Drugs.

23-year-old Sara Corbin of Columbia, Ky. was arrested Tuesday, July 28t, 2015 at 9:36 PM EDT on Burkesville Street in the limits of Columbia.  Corbin was operating a 2006 Chrysler and was charged with DUI 1st Offense, Possession of Marijuana and Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change.  She was lodged in the Adair County Jail.

 

 

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A Barren Co. man was arrested in Russell County this week for delivering crystal meth to the area.

 

On Monday, July 27, 2015 an investigation by Russell County Sheriff Clete McAninch and Detective Joey Hoover resulted in the arrest of a Barren County man for Trafficking in Methamphetamine.


32 year old Armando Joseph Candela of Glasgow was arrested just before 8:00 p.m. on Maple Street after arriving in Russell Springs to deliver “crystal meth”.

The investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 10 grams of “crystal methamphetamine”, digital scales, $319 cash and drug paraphernalia items from inside Candela’s car. The vehicle was also seized.


Candela was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree-Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  Candela was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

 

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For the first time in years, Westlake Regional Hospital is NOT in the RED.

The WLRH Board of Directors met on Tuesday evening and according to board Chairman Richard Grant, it was the first time since 1997 the hospital closed out the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015 in the black.

 

In other action, CEO Neal Gold said he had a discussion with a potential buyer who is in favor of a behavioral health unit but appeared to want to be part of the process of reopening it. Gold said the buyer has made it clear they will pull the offer from the table if they are required to identify themselves.

 

It was the first meeting for Sharon Burton as a new board member. Burton commented that she had nothing but respect for the board and they have brought the hospital district very far. Burton went on to say that she believes everyone wants to know what is going on and they have a right to know. She also explained briefly the exceptions to open meetings, which include discussing lawsuits. The law is very specific what can be discussed in a closed session, she said.

 

The agenda included an executive session but chairman Richard Grant said none of the district’s lawyers were available for a conference call. So they executive session was cancelled.  

 

Westlake Regional Hospital board members include Chairman Richard Grant, Sharon Burton, Brad Keltner, David Herbst and Bruce White.

 

 

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Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced a new mobile smartphone app on Monday that will change the way KSP interacts with the public.

The app is available in both the Apple© and Google Play© stores free of charge and allows citizens to report criminal activity, access forms and submit confidential tips in multiple formats. The application is titled ‘KSPOLICE’ and is available for iPhone, iPad and Android phone users.



Some of the app features include a voice messaging tip line, the ability to send a photo tip, access to the sex offender registry and much more. One component of the app that Brewer is most excited about is the ability to geo-target specific locations within the Commonwealth with emergency push notifications.

 

Brewer says the mobile app will enhance the partnership that KSP currently has with local communities by providing an easier, more practical way to send information.

 

 

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The Adair Co. School Board will meet for a special called meeting on Thurs., July 30 at 6:00 p.m.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

 

 SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 PUBLIC COMMENTS
        
 APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Renae Smith

 APPROVAL OF ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR

 KSBA PILOT TRAINING PROJECT FOR BOARD MEMBERS – Kerri Schelling BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS UPDATE – David Jones

APPROVAL OF CERTIFIED EVALUATION PLAN – Phyllis Curry

PRESENTATION OF MASTER PLAN DEPICTING ACTION OF DISTRICT  FACILITIES PLAN AS APPROVED BY KDE – Gabe Jones

 APPROVAL TO ESTABLISH A PART-TIME DISTRICT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR FOR ACHS & ACMS

 APPROVAL OF ADAIR COUNTY SCHOOLS PROCEDURAL MANUAL – Robbie Harmon

 REVIEW/ACCEPT BIDS FOR NEW BUS GARAGE – Gabe Jones

 APPROVAL OF REVISED BG-1 FOR NEW BUS GARAGE PROJECT – Gabe Jones

 APPROVAL TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE A.C. FINANCE CORP. TO ISSUE REVENUE BONDS

 RECESS

 CALL MEETING TO ORDER OF THE DISTRICT FINANCE CORPORATION

 ADOPT A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF REVENUE BONDS

 ADJOURN FINANCE CORPORATION MEETING

 CALL BACK TO ORDER SPECIAL REGULAR BOARD MEETING

 SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION FOR 2014-2015

 ADJOURNMENT

 

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A Taylor Co. man was arrested on Mon.on burglary charges.

 

26 year old Zach Alan Young was charged with Burglary and Violation of an EPO. Young was lodged in the T.C. Jail.

 


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A Campbellsville man has been arrested on drug charges.

 

33 year old Ricky Cox was arrested on Sunday and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Criminal Trespassing and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Cox was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.

 

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A Taylor Co. woman has also been arrested on drug charges.

29 year old Lindsey Warren of Campbellsville was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Theft By Unlawful Taking and Operating on a Suspended License. Warren was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.

 

 

 


TUES.

 

The boil water advisory has been lifted for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District on Wall Road, Freedom Church Road, Providence Road, Wheat Road and East 80.

 

 

 

MON

 

 

An early morning accident in Adair County has claimed the life of a pedestrian from Pulaski County.

 

Tpr. Levi Scott is investigating the collision that occurred Sunday at 1:18 AM CST at the 9800 block of KY 80 east in Columbia.

 

53-year-old Rickie L. Collins of Powell, TN was operating a westbound 2007 Dodge Caravan when he drove over a hill crest and struck a pedestrian in the westbound lane. 27-year-old Tyler Brower of Somerset, Ky. was walking in the roadway and struck. Brower was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair County Coroner's office. It is believed that Brower was walking in an attempt to return to the home of a friend that lived within 1/2 mile of the collision site.

 

Collins was belted and was treated and released at Westlake Hospital. Tpr. Scott was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Sheriff''s Dept, EMS and the Russell County Sheriff's Dept. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday at the State Medical Examiner's office in Louisville. The collision remains under investigation.

 

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The Columbia City Council meets in regular session on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

 

 

 

 

FRI

 

A Russell Co. man has been arrested on drug charges following a search of his residence.

 

On Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:50 p.m., a search warrant was obtained by Russel Co. Deputy Mark Cromwell and was executed at 8755 South Highway 127 in Jamestown, Ky. During the search of the residence and property, apparatus and components used for manufacturing methamphetamine were discovered.

 

31-year-old David Cole Mann was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine. Mann was also served with an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear in Russell Circuit Court on June 30th.