An early morning vehicle pursuit over the weekend resulted in an Adair County man being arrested on multiple charges.
On Sunday at 12:25 a.m. Columbia Police Officer Josh Brockman observed a 1993 Dodge travelling south on Jamestown street with no tail lamps. A traffic stop was initiated but the driver failed to yield and accelerated, continuing south on KY 55. Officers were able to get the vehicle stopped in the Glensfork community of Adair County where the driver was taken into custody without incident.
Arrested was 23 year old Brandon Greer of Columbia for No Tail Lamps, Fleeing and Evading Police 1st Degree, Operating on a DUI Suspended License, and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol 2nd offense Aggravated Circumstances. Greer was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by CPD Ofc. Josh Brockman who was assisted by Ofc. Charles Greer and Deputy Aaron Rainwater.
An early morning accident on Sun. due to icy conditions sent an Adair Co. woman to the hospital.
The accident occurred at 5:30 a.m. when 49-year-old Mary Elliott of Columbia who was traveling south on Burkesville Road approximately 5 miles north of Columbia, hit ice on a bridge. Elliott lost control of her vehicle striking a guardrail before coming to rest in the emergency lane facing north bound.
Elliott was treated on scene by Adair County EMS and transported to Westlake Regional Hospital for treatment. Deputy Aaron Rainwater investigated the collision.
Lindsey Wilson College will graduate a record 418 students at the college’s 98th commencement ceremony on Dec. 14.
The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 in Biggers Sports Center. The event will also be shown live in the Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship, on DuoCounty Telecom Channel 2 and on the LWC Stretch Internet channel (bit.ly/lwcstretch).
At the Dec. 14 ceremony, Lindsey Wilson will award a total of 219 undergraduate degrees and 199 graduate degrees. LWC awarded 381 degrees last December, which was the largest winter commencement.
The commencement address will be given by the Rev. Todd Love of Columbia, superintendent of the Columbia District of the Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
A native of Western Kentucky, Love graduated from Crittenden County High School, Kentucky Wesleyan College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been pastor of Kentucky United Methodist Churches in Greensburg, Jeffersontown, Louisville, Owensboro and Scottsville. He has also been superintendent of the Kentucky Annual Conference’s Madisonville District.
As superintendent of the Columbia District, Love is a member of the Lindsey Wilson Board of Trustees. Love will also receive an honorary doctorate from the college.
Also receiving an honorary doctorate will be fellow Lindsey Wilson trustee and Greensburg businessman Lenn R. Pruitt.
For more information about Lindsey Wilson’s 2013 winter commencement, contact the LWC Alumni Office at alumni@ lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8400. To watch the live broadcast of the ceremony, go to bit.ly/lwcstretch.
An Adair Co.woman was taken to the hospital on Fri. following a wreck on Hwy 206.
The Adair Sheriff's Office responded to the single vehicle wreck just before midnight 9 miles from Columbia on Liberty Road (Hwy. 206). 20-year-old Samantha Ballou of Columbia was operating her 2000 Grand Am when she lost control in the S curves before spinning out and running through a fence owned by Ray Holmes.
Ballou was transported to Westlake via EMS for possible glass shards in her eye, Adair Search and Rescue also responded to the scene.
Tpr. Morris Farris is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Fri. afternoon in Marion Co. that claimed the life of a Marion Co. teen.
The accident occured at 12:00 PM EDT on US 68, 3 miles east of Lebanon.
18-year-old Joseph L. Osbourn of Lebanon, was traveling west on US 68, operating a 2010 Pontiac G6 when he crossed the centerline and entered the eastbound traffic lane. 44-year-old Roy M. Burchett, of Gravel Switch, was traveling east on US 68 operating a 2000 Ford Van.
Osbourn attempted to avoid a collision and drove off of the eastbound side of the roadway where the vehicle overturned several times. Osbourn was wearing a seatbelt and refused treatment at the scene. A passenger, 18-year-old Justin Wheatley, of Loretto, was also wearing a seatbelt and refused treatment. Another passenger, 19-year-old Colin D. Whitfill of Lebanon, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at Springview hospital by the Marion County coroner at 1:33 PM EDT.
Burchett also attempted to avoid the head-on collision and steered his vehicle into the westbound lane. The 2 vehicles slapped mirrors on the passenger sides and Burchett was able to keep control of his vehicle. He and a passenger, 34-year-old Elizabeth Burchett, of Gravel Switch were not injured.
Trooper Farris was assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriffs Department and Marion County EMS.