|Local News: Thurs. May 23|
4 persons were arrested on drug charges at a Taylor Co. residence on Wed. afternoon.
After numerous complaints of possible drug activity at 107 Cedar Street in Campbellsville, officers with the Campbellsville Police Department went to the residence at 4:30 p.m. to investigate. Jessica Swartz age 32 was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth). Three other people at the residence were also arrested on outstanding warrants: Shayla F. McAllister age 31 and Timothy Ulsh age 38 both of Campbellsville, and Brandon Ballard age 32 of Loretto were all lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
The time of the program this year has been changed to 4 PM. Also, all of the program, except for the "laying of the wreaths and honor guard duties, will be held inside the hall with seating.
Brother Raymond Martin will be the speaker this year. Brother Martin is a WWII, Navy Veteran and well know in our community for his long ministry at the Columbia Christian Church.
Despite a wealth of data showing that seat belts save lives – and also despite implementation of a primary seat belt law – Kentucky’s 83 percent seat belt usage rate lags behind the national rate of 86 percent. Therefore, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is supporting state and local law enforcement across the country in their efforts to strongly enforce seat belt laws around the clock.
Kentucky’s roadway fatalities increased last year, going from 721 deaths in 2011 to 746 in 2012. More than half of those killed in motor vehicles were not restrained.
While this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization runs from May 20 through June 2, motorists should know that officers are out enforcing seat belt laws year-round.
Adair County Firemen will be on the public square in Columbia from 8am-12 noon on Sunday, May 26th. On Friday, May 31st from 4pm-8pm, firefighters will be manning roadblocks on Campbellsville Street, Jamestown Street, and at the intersection at Walmart. They will be in the same locations on Saturday June 1st from 8am-3pm.
Members of the Fire Department will then travel to Campbellsville to the State Fire Rescue Training Center on Old Greensburg Road in Campbellsville for a live remote with WBKO and give the total for 2013.
Last year's Adair County total was $34,642.52. Since 1963, over $969,000 has been collected in Adair County.