Local News Mon. April 14

30 acres of grass & woods burned on Sun. afternoon after a fire got out of control.

The Adair County Fire Dept responded to the grass and woods fire on Sun. afternoon at 3:48 PM at 1270 KeltnerTown Road off Weed Keltner Road. The property owner, Matt McGuffin, was burning and the fire got out of control. Approx. 30 acres of ground burned.

Along with the KY Division of Forestry, there were 16 Adair Co. firefighters on the scene for 1.5 hours.


The Adair Sheriff's Office investigated an accidental shooting Sunday night, April 13th on Mt Tussell Rd in Knifley.

23 year old Christopher Wheeler of Liberty was at a residence with a friend when he attempted to break down a .40 caliber pistol and failed to check the chamber of the gun when it went off. The bullet traveled thru Wheeler's hand  and also pierced his thigh.
He was transported by EMS to the old Knifley school where he was immediately air lifted to Univ. of Ky. Hospital in Lexington for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident is being investigated as an accident. Members of Adair EMS and the Knifley Fire Department also responded.


An apartment in Adair County was destroyed by fire Friday morning.

The Columbia Fire Dept. responded to a duplex apartment at 23 Keen Drive off Greenhills Road on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. The residence was occupied by Keela Hammond and was a total loss.

14 firemen were on the scene for 3 hours and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.


The Adair County Fire Dept. responded to a tractor and grass fire on Saturday evening around 6:30 pm at 255 Eddie Compton Road.

A Massey Ferguson tractor and 1/2 acre of ground was damaged by the fire.

9 firemen were on the scene for 30 minutes.



A Taylor Co. man has been arrested on child sex abuse charges.

64 year old  Willard Greer of Campbellsville has been charged with 8 counts of Sexual Abuse and 2 counts of Sodomy involving 2 juveniles under the age of 12. Greer was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.