LOCAL NEWS

June 22, 2017


Columbia Police respond to a reported fight resulting in a victim
being stabbed .   On 06-20-17 at 8:26 pm Columbia Police
Officers John Dial and Sgt Tracy McCarol was dispatched to The
500 block of Burksville street to a reported fight in progress . 
Upon Officers arrival it was found that during the altercation a
knife had been produced and a female had been stabbed .  The
victim 20 year old Chelsea Adams suffered a laceration to her
face and a stab wound in her back .  The perpetrator who is also
a female had fled the scene  and left Adair County . Once officers
secured the scene Adair County Ems responded to the scene to
treat the Adams .  She was then transported to TJ Health of
Columbia then later took to University of Louisville where she is
in stable condition .   Officers have identified the perpetrator and
charges are forthcoming .   CPD Ofc. John Dial is continuing the
investigation and was assisted by Sgt Tracy McCarol .

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Columbia Police charge Adair County man after 4 year old child
was struck by vehicle .  On 6-22-2017 Columbia Police Officers
Josh Brockman and Sgt Tracy McCarol were dispatched to Harvey
street along with Adair County EMS to a reported vehicle versus
pedestrian . Upon arrival it was found that a child  4 years of age
was playing in the driveway in view of  family and had went out to
the edge of roadway when he was struck by a vehicle .  According
to witnesses the vehicle stopped then fled .  Officers were able to
get a good description of vehicle from witnesses along with
additional identifying information of operator .  CPD officers located
a vehicle matching description given to them along with additional
evidence .  As a result 39 year old Rogaciano Hernandez Landa was
charged with 1- Leaving the Scene of an Accident Hit and Run . 
2- Assault 3- No Operators License.  4. Failure to Produce Insurance
Card .  The child was transported to TJ Health of Columbia and the
case is under investigation by Ofc. Josh Brockman . Additional
charges are pending.

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Flash flooding of low lying areas is expected during the upcoming
rain event due to Tropical Storm Cindy.  

We can expect 2 to 4 inches of rain with locally higher amounts will
be possible today through Saturday morning. The heaviest rain and
greatest potential for flash flooding will be Friday.
We would like to remind everyone when encountering flooded
roadways to "Turn Around, Don't Drown".  

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June 20, 2017


from the office of

Russell County Sheriff Clete McAninch

Three persons were injured during a two-vehicle collision
Saturday afternoon on KY 379.

Deputy Evan Burton’s investigation determined Corliss J. Bradberry,
55, of Jamestown, was operating a 2006 Saturn car, attempting to
turn left from the northbound lane into a driveway, pulling into the
path of a southbound 2012 Nissan being driven by Sue E. Huff, 48,
of Windsor, resulting in Huff’s SUV crashing into the passenger side
of Bradberry’s car.

Bradberry and a passenger, Sharon Ferguson, 69, also of Jamestown,
were injured and transported by Russell County EMS to the Russell
County Hospital with Ferguson then being airlifted to the U.K. Medical
Center.

Huff escaped the collision with no serious injuries. A passenger in her
vehicle, 58 year old Rick Landreth, also of Windsor, was transported by
Russell County EMS to the Russell County Hospital for treatment and
observation.

The wreck occurred at 2:25 p.m. Saturday (June 17) about four miles
south of Russell Springs.

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Green County injury collision

Greensburg, Ky. (June 19, 2017) – Tpr. Marvin Blakey is
investigating a collision that occurred on Sunday, June 18, 2017
at approximately 10:39 PM CST, 8 miles west of Donansburg on
KY 88.  22-year-old James Deel, of Greensburg, was operating a
westbound 2004 Ford pickup when he struck a deer, left the
roadway and overturned in a ditch.  Deel was not belted and
was taken to Jane Todd Hospital where he was treated for minor
injuries.  Tpr. Blakey was assisted at the scene by the
Green County Sheriff's Department and EMS.

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from the office of

Russell County Sheriff Clete McAninch

Monday, June 19, 2017 – An investigation by Detectives with
the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special
Investigations Branch with assistance from the Russell County
Sheriff’s Department has resulted in the arrest of a Dunnville
man on felony drug trafficking charges.

Late Monday afternoon, a search warrant was executed on a
residence just south of Decatur Road in northern Russell County
resulting in the seizure of Marijuana, several thousand dollars,
a handgun and two pickup trucks.

Cruz Ramirez, 28, was arrested and charged with Trafficking
in Marijuana Over 8 Ounces-Less Than 5 Pounds, a Class “D” Felony.

Ramirez was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention
Center. Additional felony charges are forthcoming.

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from the office of

Russell County Sheriff Clete McAninch

A Jamestown woman and her child sustained
minor injuries when their vehicle struck a deer Monday
afternoon on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway.

Deputy Ethan Pike’s preliminary report says Erin Burton,
31, and her 5 year old son Aidan, were eastbound in
a 2010 Chevrolet when a deer ran into the path of their car.

Both were transported by Russell County EMS to the
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment and
observation.

That accident occurred at 4:14 p.m. near the Russell-Pulaski
county line.

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June 15, 2017


WBKO) A former Louisville director of basketball operations
acted unethically when he committed serious violations by
arranging striptease dances and sex acts for prospects,
student-athletes and others, and did not cooperate with the
investigation, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions
panel. The head men’s basketball coach (Rick Pitino) violated
NCAA head coach responsibility rules when he did not monitor
the activities of his former operations director.
Penalties prescribed by the panel include four years of probation
for the university; a suspension from the first five Atlantic Coast
Conference games of the 2017-18 season for the head coach;
a 10-year show-cause order for the former operations director;
a one-year show-cause order for a former program assistant;
a vacation of basketball records in which student-athletes
competed while ineligible from December 2010 and July
2014; men’s basketball scholarship reductions and recruiting
restrictions; a fine of $5,000, plus the university must return
money received through conference revenue sharing for its
appearances in the 2012 to 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s
Basketball Championships.
The panel also accepted the university’s self-imposed 2015-16
postseason ban.
The former operations director was integral to on-campus
recruiting and regularly interacted with visiting prospects.
The head coach hired him and placed him in Minardi Hall, a
dorm where the basketball team lived, to make sure it was
run properly and watch for any potential NCAA violations.
By his own admission, the head coach and his assistants did not
interact with prospects from 10 p.m. until the next morning. The
panel noted that the head coach essentially placed a peer of the
student-athletes in a position of authority over them and
visiting prospects, and assumed that all would behave appropriately
in an environment that was, for all practical purposes, a basketball
dorm.
This arrangement played a role in creating a location where the
former operations director’s activities went undetected. The
operations director arranged adult entertainment and/or sex acts
for 15 prospects, three enrolled student-athletes, a friend visiting
with one of the prospects and two nonscholastic coaches. At least
seven, and perhaps as many as 10, of the 15 prospects were under
the age of 18 at the time.
None of the prospects visiting campus knew that the activities
would occur and none of them expected the activities to occur on
their visits. Some of them expressed surprise and discomfort at
what transpired. The panel noted it has not previously encountered
a case like this, and that the violations were severe and were
intended to provide a substantial recruiting advantage for the
university.
“Without dispute, NCAA rules do not allow institutional staff
members to arrange for stripteases and sex acts for prospects,
enrolled student-athletes and/or those who accompany them to
campus,” the panel said in its decision.
The head coach failed to monitor the former operations director
when he created the residential environment in which the
violations occurred and trusted the former operations director
to follow the rules, and delegated monitoring of the former
operations director to his assistant coaches without appropriate
oversight. The head coach noted his assistant coaches were
responsible for monitoring the former operations director.
When asked during the investigation, the assistant coaches
were unaware of this responsibility. The panel noted that a head
coach does not meet his monitoring responsibility by simply
trusting an individual to know NCAA rules and to do the right thing.
The former operations director violated multiple NCAA rules
when he arranged the activities, including the violation of ethical
conduct rules. The panel noted those rules require all staff
members to act with honor and dignity, but he instead created an
environment that has no place on a college campus.
“NCAA members agree that schools must provide a safe,
healthy and positive environment for their student-athletes,
not only academically, but in all facets of their lives,” the
panel said. “The former operations director, the individual
entrusted to keep order at Minardi Hall, created an environment
that has no place on a college campus and was directly at odds
with college athletics and higher education.”
The former operations director also violated NCAA ethical conduct
rules when he did not cooperate and refused to consent to
interviews or provide requested records to the NCAA
enforcement staff during the investigation.
A former program assistant also failed to fully cooperate in the
investigation when he refused to provide requested phone records
to the enforcement staff. The records in question were relevant to
the investigation and could have helped determine if the former
assistant was involved in an incident after the former operations
director took a new job at a different school.
Because the violations occurred both before and after the new
infractions process, the panel compared the previous penalty
structure to the current structure to determine which is more
lenient, as outlined in the rule change. After reviewing, the
panel determined the previous structure was more lenient and
prescribed the following measures:
• Public reprimand and censure for the university.
• Four years of probation from June 15, 2017, through June 14,
2021.
• A suspension from the first five ACC games of the 2017-18 season
for the head coach. During the suspension, the head coach may
not be present in the arena where the games are played and have
no contact with the student-athletes or members of his coaching
staff. The head coach also may not participate in any activities
including, but not limited to, team travel, practice, video study and
team meetings.
• A 10-year show-cause period for the former operations director
from June 15, 2017, through June 14, 2027. During that period,
any NCAA member school employing the former coach must restrict
him from holding any athletically related duties and from having
any contact with prospects and their families.
• A one-year show-cause order for the former program assistant
from June 15, 2017, through June 14, 2018. During that period,
any NCAA member school employing him can schedule an
appearance before a panel of the COI to determine whether he
should be subject to show-cause provisions.
• A vacation of basketball records in which student-athletes
competed while ineligible from December 2010 and July 2014.
The university will provide a written report containing the games
impacted to the NCAA media coordination and statistics staff
within 45 days of the public decision release.
• A reduction in men’s basketball scholarships by two during
the 2016-17 year (self-imposed by the university). Additionally,
the university must reduce men’s basketball scholarships by
four over the probation period. The university may take the
reductions during any year of that period.
• A prohibition of men’s basketball coaching travel during
the April 2016 recruiting period, which resulted in a reduction
of men’s basketball recruiting opportunities by 30 (self-imposed
by the university).
• A reduction of recruiting travel during the July 2016
recruiting period by six days (self-imposed by the university).
• A reduction in the number of men’s basketball official visits to
a total of 10 during the 2015-16 year. Additionally, the university
will have no more than a total of 16 visits during the 2016-17
and 2017-18 years (self-imposed by the university).
• During the probation period, men’s basketball prospects on
unofficial visits may not stay overnight in any campus dorms or
school-owned property.
• A disassociation of the former operations director (self-imposed
by the university). The public decision describes the details of his
disassociation.
• A $5,000 fine (self-imposed by the university). The university must
also return to the NCAA the money received through conference
revenue sharing for its appearances in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships. Future revenue
distributions that are scheduled to be provided to the
university from those tournaments also must be withheld by the
conference and forfeited to the NCAA.
• A postseason ban for the men’s basketball team for the 2015-16
season (self-imposed by the university).
Members of the Committee on Infractions are drawn from NCAA
membership and members of the public. The members of the panel
who reviewed this case are William Bock III, attorney in
private practice; Carol Cartwright, chief hearing officer for the
panel and president emeritus at Kent State and Bowling Green;
Greg Christopher, athletics director at Xavier; Thomas Hill, senior
policy advisor to the president of Iowa State; Stephen A. Madva,
attorney in private practice; Joseph D. Novak, former head football
coach at Northern Illinois; and Larry Parkinson, director of
enforcement for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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Post 15 activity for May, 2017

Columbia, Ky. (June 14, 2017) – During the month of May 2017,
there were 17 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police
working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey,
Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell,
Taylor and Washington.
There have been no fatal collisions during the month of May in
the Post 15 area.
This brings our yearly fatality count to 5 compared with 10
through this same period in 2016.
Statewide fatality count stands at 282 compared with 304 through
this same period in 2016.
During the month of May 2017, there were 1069 citations written,
217 courtesy notices written, 2088 vehicles inspected, 789
complaints answered, 50 motorists assisted, 68 criminal cases
opened and 154 criminal arrests made.

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Adair County man arrested on sex abuse charge

Columbia, Ky. (June 15, 2017) – 44-year-old William T.
Bryant, of Columbia, was arrested on Tuesday, June 13 at
1:30 PM CST at Holmes Bend Marina, 5 miles north of
Columbia and charged with Sexual Abuse 1st Degree
(victim under 12).  The arrest was the result of an
anonymous complaint received by the Ky Cabinet for
health and family services that was passed on to Post 15
in mid May.  Bryant was lodged in the Adair County Jail.
Trooper Adam Likins is investigating.  
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June14, 2017

COMER ON THE SHOOTING AT THE CONGRESSIONAL
BASEBALL PRACTICE

 
WASHINGTON – Congressman James Comer is not on
the Congressional Baseball Team, so he was not at the
practice where the shooting occurred. The Congressman
released the following statement following today’s horrific
events.
 
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Congressman Steve
Scalise and the others wounded in the cowardly shooting
this morning.
The Capitol Police acted bravely and ended
a very tragic situation from getting worse.”

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BOARD AGENDA
                                        
       JUNE 15, 2017 
                      
       REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
 
       ADAIR COUNTY BOARD CONFERENCE ROOM
                                          
       6:00 P.M.
 
 
**Meeting called to order**
 
***Interim Superintendent Dr. Pamela Stephens and the School Board Members
      will open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance***
                                         
  1.   APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  2.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
  
 
CONSENT AGENDA
 
  3.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
  4.   APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT
 
  5.   APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF BILLS
 
  6.   APPROVAL OF PAY APPLICATION NO. 1 TO BIR-DEN COMPANY, INC. ON ADAIR
        COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ROOF
         
  7.   APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 TO BIR-DEN COMPANY, INC. ON ADAIR
        COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ROOF
       
  8.   APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 TO HVAC SERVICES
 
  9.   APPROVAL TO AWARD 2017-2018 FUEL BID TO SOUTHERN PETROLEUM
 
10.   APPROVAL OF SECONDARY/ELEMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY BIDS FOR 2017-
        2018 SCHOOL YEAR
 
11.   APPROVAL OF CATALOG BIDS FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
 
12.   APPROVAL OF BOND OF FINANCE OFFICER AND TREASURER FOR 2017-2018
 
13.   APPROVAL TO CLOSE OUT FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017
 
14.   APPROVAL OF KSBA 2017 POLICY AND PROCEDURE UPDATE   
 
15.   APPROVAL OF COPIER BIDS FOR THE ADAIR COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
 
16.   APPRVOAL TO WAIVE FEES FOR USE OF THE ADAIR COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL
        BOOSTER FIELD FOR RELAY FOR LIFE ACTIVITIES
 
17.   APPROVAL OF TEXT BOOK PLANS FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
 
18.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION
 
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REGULAR AGENDA
 
19.   SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
 
20.   PUBLIC COMMENTS
       
21.   APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Renae Smith
 
22.   BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS UPDATE – David Jones
 
23.   DISCUSSION/POSSIBLE APPROVAL FOR FFA TO HOST THE 2017 ADAIR
        COUNTY FAIR BEEF AND DAIRY SHOWS AND TO WAIVE FEES
 
24.   POSSIBLE PERSONNEL ACTION
 
25.   ADJOURNMENT

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from the office of

Russell County Sheriff Clete McAninch

A one vehicle wreck early Wednesday injured a Springfield
man.

Deputy Dustin Bunch’s investigation determined James Wheatley,
20, fell asleep at the wheel of his southbound 1998 GMC pickup
near the Russell-Adair county line on KY 55, resulting in the truck
leaving the roadway, striking a culvert and embankment, then
flipping end-over-end before finally coming to rest on its top.

Wheatley was transported by Russell County EMS to the Russell
County Hospital for treatment of minor neck and other injuries.

Although the vehicle was severely damaged, Deputy Bunch
attributes the fact that Wheatley’s injuries are non-life threatening
to proper use of his seat-belt.

That accident occurred at 5:47 a.m.

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One injured in rear end collision in 1100 block of Campbellsville
street.   Columbia Police responded to a two vehicle collision
Monday 06-12-17 at 08:44 a.m.  The collision occurred when
32 year old Stephen Breeding of Columbia was operating a 2004
Chevrolet Tahoe and was stopped in northbound lane attempting
to make turn into Grant Lane .  Norma Rowe 52, of Columbia was
traveling north also operating a 2016 Chevrolet Cruz . Rowe was
unable to bring her vehicle to a stop before striking the Tahoe driven
by Breeding in the rear of the vehicle .   Rowe was treated on scene
by Adair County Ems and transported to TJ Health of Columbia for
additional treatment.  CPD Ofc. Jamie Cole is investigating officer .

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Paving to begin next week on KY 80 in Russell County
One-Lane work zone
 
SOMERSET, Ky. (June 12, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation
Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 Office advises motorists that beginning
Monday, June 19, crews will begin performing paving operations
on KY 80 in Russell County.
Work will be performed starting at the Adair/Russell County line
(mile point 0) and end at the intersection of U.S. 127 in Russell
Springs (mile point 3.9). During these operations the roadway
will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by flaggers.
The pavement operations will consist of a process known as
cape-sealing. Cape-sealing is a preventive maintenance process
aimed at extending the life of aging pavement. Cape-sealing is a
three-step process. It includes a layer of chip and seal, followed by
sweeping to remove excess gravel, then a coating of asphalt slurry
is applied to smooth and seal the driving surface. Motorists are
advised that during the process drivers will encounter a chip and
seal surface for a short period of time. Once the final stages of
the application are applied drivers can expect a smooth driving
surface.   
Work is expected to be completed in approximately five weeks.
The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for
inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Drivers should
expect delays and are encouraged to allow extra time in reaching
their destination.  
For Kentucky’s latest traffic and travel information, visit goky.ky.gov
or navigate traffic by downloading the free Waze app at
 www.waze.com. Motorists can also access traffic information for
the District 8 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8
and at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.   



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Walmart would like to thank everyone for their patience and
understanding as they went thru their remodeling.

To celebrate there will be a Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Friday, June 16 starting at 9:00 am.

Weather permitting the Grand Re-opening and Ribbon Cutting will
be outside by the Food court side or if raining

will be just inside by the food section.  The Veterans Auxiliary will
have a presentation and refreshments will 
be served.

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June 9, 2017


from the office of

Russell County Sheriff Clete McAninch

Thursday, June 8, 2017 – A Russell Springs woman sustained
minor injuries during a two-vehicle collision around 11:30 a.m.

Lt. David Cain’s investigation determined George Coe, 78, of
Russell Springs, was operating a 2012 Toyota pickup, attempting
to enter onto East KY 80 from a residential driveway, pulling into
the path of a 2010 Chevrolet car being driven by Paulette Brown,
63, also of Russell Springs.

Brown was transported by ambulance to the Russell County
Hospital for treatment and observation. Coe was not injured.

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County Audits to Be Released on Monday
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 9, 2017) – Mike Harmon, Kentucky’s
47th Auditor of Public Accounts, announced his office will release
the following county audits on Monday, June 12, which will be
posted on the web at auditor.ky.gov:
2015 Audits
Adair County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement
Carroll County Former Sheriff Fee Account
Christian County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement
Fleming County Sheriff Fee Account
Harlan County Fiscal Court
Harlan County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement
Harlan County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement-Unmined Coal
Jackson County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement
Jessamine County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement
Madison County Sheriff Fee Account
Marshall County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement
Owsley County Sheriff Fee Account
Russell County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement

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