LOCAL NEWS

LOCAL NEWS--WED. OCT. 22

 

Area residents will have an opportunity to learn how to sleep more soundly at a special event on Thursday.

Dr. Kathryn Hansen, executive director of the Kentucky Sleep Society, will give the keynote address of this year’s Dr. Henry Baughman Visiting Fellows Program Lecture. She will speak at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship. The talk is free and open to the public.

The Kentucky Sleep Society is an organization of Kentucky medical professionals committed to promoting quality in the practice of sleep medicine. KSS members educate the public, healthcare professionals and community leaders about the importance of sleep and related disorders.

For more information, contact the LWC Office of Academic Affairs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (270) 384-8030.

 

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Adair County High School is fortunate to offer extended school services this year for every student free of charge.  

The school is accepting teacher and parent recommendations for students who are at risk of failing, who need to attain a credit in a previously failed course, who need additional time to learn the content presented in the classroom, or who need to make up a quiz or test.  Please encourage your children to speak to their teachers if they feel they have a need for tutoring services. The ESS Program is for the common goal of helping our children be successful.

Extended school services are available every Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 for math, every Thursday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 for science, and on early release Friday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:45 for all subject areas.  

Transportation arrangements will need to be provided by guardians for students who will be staying for our tutoring services as the school is unable to accommodate after-school transportation at this time.

Report cards will be sent home on Friday, October 31st.

If you have any questions, please contact ESS coordinator Tracey Pierce at 270-384-2751 ext. 144, Mon. thru Wed. between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

 

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A new motel will soon be opening in Columbia.
 

Dan Antle, Chairman of the Columbia-Adair Co. Economic Development Authority, made an announcement at a meeting of the Economic Development Board Tuesday morning.

 

The new "Sleep Inn" motel will be built next to Walmart SuperCenter. The motel will have 65 rooms with groundbreaking scheduled for Fri., Oct. 24th at 10:30 a.m.  
 

The owners are Mike Neal, Terry Harvey & Tommy Grider. Construction will be completed by the end of 2015.  The owners hope to employ approximately 75 workers during the construction phase and the motel will eventually employ 25 people.


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Additional charges have been filed against a Campbellsvile man who was arrested last Thurs. on child sexual abuse charges and child pornography.
 

According the the Campbellsville Police Dept., on Thursday, Oct. 16, 29-year-old Lonnie Harness of 320 Sharon Drive, Campbellsville, was charged with Possession of matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor.
 


On Friday, October 17, in addition to the original charges, Harness was charged with 181 counts of Possession of matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor  and 39 counts of Promoting a Minor Under the Age of 16 in a Sexual Performance.  

Harness remains lodged in the Taylor County Jail.

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A log truck overturned on KY 88 in Green Co. on Monday, blocking the roadway. The road was clsoed for over 2 hours while cleanup was underway.  The accident occurred at Mile Point 6, west of Greensburg.

 

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Area children and their family members are invited to the 21st-annual Lindsey Wilson College “Safe Halloween” on Oct. 28.
 

The annual trick-or-treat event for area children will be held from 6-8 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Oct. 28. It will begin in the Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center, 299 Williams St. The event, which is sponsored by the LWC Office of Residence Life, is free and open to the public.

LWC students will escort children and their family members from the Holloway Health & Wellness Center through four residence halls. Tours will begin around every five minutes. Children will receive store-bought, packaged candy from student residents, many of whom will be dressed in costumes. The tour will take less than an hour.


The tour will end at the Campus Quadrangle where, weather-permitting, a children’s carnival will be held. The carnival will include games, activities and pictures with LWC mascot Blue Raider Bob.


Last year’s “Safe Halloween” drew a record number of participants as more than 950 area children collected candy from LWC students. Burgan said he hopes the 21st edition of the event will top 1,000.

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A Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy is found dead at Barren River Lake State Park.

According to WBKO Channel 13, the Barren County Sheriff's Office says the body of Jefferson County Chief Deputy Mike Hettich was found in a bathroom in a cottage at the park.

Deputies say Hettich was attending a 40-hour law enforcement command training class being held at the lodge.

No foul play is suspected but authorities are still investigating the death.           

 

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This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week and Adair County High School is participating in Celebrate My Drive and they  need your support!

 

 

Adair County High School is participating in the program because teen driver safety is important and the school will have a chance to win a $100,000 grant!  According to Adair Co. High School principal Troy Young, the school could also win one of two hometown concert events and they need  the public's help.

 

You can make a safe driving commitment once a day, every day,  through October 24. The more safe driving commitments we make, the better the school's chance of winning $100,000 and hosting a concert.


Log onto celebratemydrive.com and indicate you want to support Adair County High School.

 

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A Taylor Co. man has been arrested on child pornography charges.

The Campbellsville Police Department and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse and child pornography. On Oct. 11, Campbellsville Police received a report of a tenant living at 320 Sharon Drive who was suspected to be involved in possible child sexual abuse and the possession of child pornography.

Officer Ben Riggs and Deputy Brian Pickard launched a joint investigation and discoverd a quantity of pornographic images stored on electronic devices in possession of the perpetrator.

After locating and interviewing witnesses identified in the photographs, 29-year-old Lonnie Harness of Campbellsville was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Jail. He was charged with Possession of matter portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are forthcoming.

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is coordinating multiple efforts related to Ebola preparedness to increase the level of readiness for hospitals, local health departments, other health providers and partners to deal with any potential cases of Ebola in the state in the unlikely event of such an occurrence.

 

DPH is providing information and guidance to medical providers about Ebola, including holding internal briefings and tabletop exercises to make sure hospitals, physicians and other health care workers are not only aware of how to diagnose a possible Ebola infection, but also how to minimize the risk of exposure if a case is identified.

 

Symptoms of Ebola include fever, severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or unexplained bleeding or bruising. Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure, although 8-10 days is most common. People are not contagious before they show symptoms. There have also been reports of misinformation and materials that may be designed to appear official circulating in some communities. People should consult CDC.Gov and http://healthalerts.ky.gov>HealthAlerts.ky.gov for up-to-date, accurate information about Ebola.