Local News Fri. April 18


The following offices will be closed on Good Friday, April 19

    Adair County Judge Executive Office
    Adair County County Clerk
    Adair County Sheriff's Office
    Adair County County PVA Office
    Adair County County Attorney & Child Support Office,
    Adair County Circuit Court Clerk's Office


2 people were killed in Russell County on Thursday morning following a 2-vehicle accident.

Tpr. Kevin Roberts is investigating the collision that occurred at 5:38am on KY 80, 7 miles east of Russell Springs.

66-year-old Bacilio C. Salamanca of Russell Springs was operating a 2004 Pontiac when he pulled onto KY 80 from KY 76 and into the path of a 2008 Chevy pickup. The Chevy was operated by 52-year-old Scott D. Anderson of Somerset who was west bound.

Salamanca was not belted and was transported to Russell County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A passenger, 36-year-old Jose F. Otanendi of Russell Springs was not belted and pronounced dead at the scene.

25-year-old Jose Hernandez of Mannsville, Ky and 29-year-old Angel Solis of Russell Springs, were also not belted and were flown to University of Kentucky Hospital where they remain in critical condition.

Anderson was wearing a seatbelt and was treated and released at Russell County Hospital.


3 Adair Countians were arrested on Thursday after the Adair County Sheriff's Office received a tip of meth manufacturing at a residence on Ross Cemetery Road in the Melson Ridge area

Upon arrival at the home, Deputies searched and found various evidence around the property consistent with methamphetamine manufacturing as well as a positive field test of methamphetamine on scene.

Patricia Haskiell, 23, Joshua Tweedy, 22, and Linda Ashbrook, 27 all of Columbia were charged with one count each of Manufacturing Methamphetamine1st Offense, a class B felony.

Deputy Jared Conover is the lead investigator. He was assisted by Deputy Justin Cross, Deputy Adam Cravens and Sheriff Harrison Moss.


Four Russell Countians have been arrested after police say they found a small child inside a home with two meth labs.

Jamestown Police received the call just before 10 p.m. Thursday night about possible drug activity in a home with a small child on West Cumberland Avenue in Jamestown.

Police say after executing a search warrant of the home they located a 2-year-old child inside the home and two active meth labs.

The child was taken into emergency custody and taken to Russell County Hospital as a precaution. The child was later placed with a family member.

Police say Nicholas Fields, Robin Shelton, Angela Shelton and Kathy Canter were all arrested. All four were charged with Manufacturing Meth and Wanton Endangerment.

Angela Shelton and Robin Shelton were both charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence and Robin Shelton was also charged with Trespassing.



A child, who was reported missing on April 15 from Green County, has been found unharmed in Chattanooga, Tn.

The child's non-custodial mother had taken the child from Arnett Bishop Road where the child resided with his court-appointed custodian, Tom Davis, and where the mother, 42 year old Cindy Richardson was temporarily staying.

Richardson was charged with Custodial Interference and Theft of a Vehicle and will be returned to Ky.  The child will be returned to his guardian.


The Campbellsville Police Department responded to a complaint of a possible intoxicated driver on Thursday at 10:15amET.

Officers located the vehicle  on South Central Avenue and upon further investigation arrested Cory J. Gadberry age 36 of Campbellsville and charged him with Burglary, Controlled Substance not in Original Container, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Driving on a Suspended License, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Receiving Stolen Property, Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug.

Officers also arrested Michael Brandon Moss, age 33, and Roy Lee Dyer, age 58, both of Campbellsville. Moss was charged with Public Intoxication, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Dyer was charged with Public Intoxication.

Officer Ryan Jewell and Offier Charlie Houk investigated the incident.