A traffic stop on Burksville Street in Columbia resulted in multiple charges on Monday evening, December, 2nd.
Adair Co. Deputy Sheriff Aaron Rainwater conducted the traffic stop in front of Save-a-Lot for expired tags. After making the stop, Deputy Rainwater spoke with the occupants and a search of the vehicle yielded over 2 ounces of marijuana and drug paraphernalia under a passenger seat of the vehicle and a large sum of cash on the passenger, 25-year-old James Brandon Carrey of Greensburg. Carrey was charged with Trafficking in Marijuana under 8 oz and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.
The driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Danielle Symmes of Columbia was cited for Expired Registration and Possession of an Open Container in a Motor Vehicle, also misdemeanors.
Deputy Rainwater was assisted at the scene by Officer John Dial.
The Kentucky State Police are attempting to locate 33-year-old Bobby Pillar of Albany, Ky. who escaped from the Clinton County Jail on Monday night around 9:00 PM CST. Pillar was being treated for a cut in the front of the jail when he assaulted a Deputy Jailer and fled on foot.
Pillar is a 6 foot 3 inch, 220 pound, white male with blue eyes and red hair and was last seen in the city limits of Albany. He is believed to have been living at a residence on KY Hwy 1590 in Clinton County and also had a recent address in Pulaski County. Pillar was serving time for Flagrant Non Support. If anyone has any information as to his whereabouts, contact local law enforcement by dialing 911 or by calling the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555. You may also text-a-tip to the Kentucky State Police at 67283.
The Deputy Jailer sustained minor injuries. Tpr. Jason Warinner is investigating.
13 people died in 12 separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.
Four fatalities occurred prior to the start of the Thanksgiving holiday reporting period.
Seven fatalities were reported as the result of six motor vehicle crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period, which started at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, including one double fatality crash in Green County.
Also reported during the holiday period was one motorcycle fatality in Daviess County and one pedestrian killed in Jefferson County as the result of a crash involving the suspected use of alcohol.
In 2012, 1,064 traffic crashes occurred throughout Kentucky during the Thanksgiving holiday period, claiming seven lives and injuring 202 people.
Through Dec. 1, 586 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 98 fewer than reported for this time period in 2012.
Due to illness in the family the Artist's Open House at Highland Raku Studio & Gallery, 7917 Wheeler Road, Saturday, December 7th has been cancelled.
The Kentucky State Police, Post 15, Columbia, which provides coverage for Washington, Marion, Taylor, Casey, Russell, Green, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton, Cumberland and Adair counties will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and to provide a safer traffic environment for the public.
The ACHS Academic Team won yet another Fall championship in the Green River Regional Academic League Monday, November 25, as they hosted the final night of the nearly three-month-long competition. Adair entered the evening as the number one seed and swept through the final night’s tournament to be crowned champions once again. Since 2007, Adair County has claimed the title each year of the league, which has featured teams from Taylor, Russell, Larue, Campbellsville, and Green in that span.
For the second year in a row, the team also featured the youngest roster of any team in the league. This year’s Quick Recall team includes all underclassmen while the Future Problem Solving team competing later in the year will feature only one Senior.
The team also shined in the individual Written Assessment categories: Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Arts and Humanities, and English Composition. The team swept 1st Place in each area of competition.
The team now begins its post-season Governor’s Cup preparation for January as they target the District Championships in the first leg of the Governor’s Cup event, which will be held at Russell County High School. Adair County heads into the competition as defending Champions for the past 8 consecutive years.