LOCAL NEWS

Local News: Thurs. April 24


An ATV accident on Wed. in Clinton Co. sent two young teenagers to the hospital.

Tpr. David Long is investigating the collision that occurred at 6:40 PM on Guinn Bullard Ash Road, 8 miles south of Albany.  

13-year-old Hannah Myers of Albany was operating a Yamaha ATV when she attempted to cross Guinn Bullard Ash Rd from a field and pulled into the path of a southbound 1999 Ford Ranger being operated by 57-year-old Roger Duvall of Albany.  

Myers and a passenger, 12-year-old Abby Tallent of Albany, were not wearing helmets and were transported to Clinton County Hospital.  Hannah Myers was then flown to University of Tennessee Hospital where she is in stable condition. Tallent was flown to University of Kentucky Hospital where she remains in stable condition. 

Tpr. Long was assisted at the scene by the Clinton County EMS.

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and participating local law enforcement are coordinating a nationwide drug "take-back" day this Sat., April 26th.  This one-day event will provide residents with no cost anonymous collection of unwanted and expired medicines

The Adair County Sheriff's office will be at CVS on Jamestown St. in Columbia on Sat., from 10:00am-2:00pm collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications

It's a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet! Protect our kids, families and environment by properly disposing of your unwanted and expired medicines. Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our waters. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high - over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without their knowledge.

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The Adair County Bands will be performing this evening at their annual spring concert. The Adair County Beginning Band will start the evening off at 6 pm, with the 7th and 8th grade band taking the floor immediately after. This year there will be performances from different ensembles and the Adair County High school band that round the evening out.

The event is free and will be held at the Adair County Middle School Gym.

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The “Run for the Roses” is right around the corner! And, the race is on to get those last-minute Kentucky Derby tickets!
 
BBB is warning those of you who want to attend the Kentucky Derby to beware of scam artists trying to fool you into buying fake Derby tickets!

If you're looking to buy a ticket to get into Churchill Downs on May 3rd, protect yourself against ticket fraud. The best way to avoid getting scammed is to deal directly with someone in person. If possible, have the seller provide proof that he/she paid for the seats and where they are in Churchill Downs. Also to try to use a credit card because if something goes wrong, you can always contest the charge.

While there are legitimate posts, Derby ticket scams often pop up on Craigslist and online auction sites. Scam artists ask ticket seekers to send money through Western Union. But after you send off the cash, you never get the tickets…and your money is GONE.

Here are some red flags for Craigslist scams:

•        Buyer is not local
•        Misspellings and grammar errors in the response
•        Person offering that Craigslist guarantees a transaction
•        Use of Western Union for the transaction
•        Seller offers use of an online escrow service
 
And, if you are purchasing from a third party website, be sure to check out the company’s BBB Business Review first at www.bbb.org or call
1-800-388-2222.