LOCAL NEWS

LOCAL NEWS--SAT. OCT. 25

 

Trooper Jonathan Houk is investigating a school bus collision that occurred Friday in the area of Pitman Creek on KY 61 North in Green County that sent several students to the hospital.

 

43-year-old Randall Dobson was operating a 2002 Bus when he rear ended a 2008 Bus operated by 46-year-old Frankie Dobson.  That bus was pushed into a 2000 Ford Pickup operated by 63-year-old Bennie Montgomery.  The 2002 bus was then struck in the rear by a 2007 Bus operated by William Jewell.  All drivers are from Green County and were wearing seatbets. Randall Dobson and Bennie Montgomery were transported to Jane Todd Hospital to be treated for non life threatening injuries.   

 

Collectively, approximately 90-100 students were being transported and 36 students were transported to Jane Todd Hospital where they are being treated and released.  The names of those students have not yet been released.  


Green County EMS & Fire Dept,, Green County Sheriff's Department, Summersville Fire Department and the Taylor and Adair County Rescue & EMS assisted at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Tpr. Boston Hensley is investigating a collision that occurred at 5:38 PM EDT on Friday on Springfield Hwy, at the intersection of Radio Station Road.

 

21-year-old Jonathan Freeman, of Georgetown, was traveling south on Springfield Hwy, operating a 2013 Toyota, when he was struck in the rear by a 2004 KIA passenger car.  The KIA was operated by 33-year-old Anthony Cambron, of Springfield. Both drivers were belted and  Cambron was treated and released from Spring View Hospital.

 

Tpr. Hensley was assisted at the scene by Marion County Fire, EMS and Rescue. 

 

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Groundbreaking of the new Sleep Inn Hotel was held this (Friday) morning at Holladay Place next to Walmart in Columbia.  The hotel will have an indoor pool and will employ approx. 20 to 25 people once completed.


Economic Development Director Sue Stivers tells WAIN News that the hotel will certainly be an asset to our community.

        
The owners are Mike Neal, Terry Harvey & Tommy Grider. They anticipate employing approximately 75 workers during the construction phase which should get in a couple of months.

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On Thursday, Oct. 23, Shriners Hospitals for Children in Lexington launched an 8 million dollar capital campaign with an eye towards consruction of a new medical center.  

 


The campaign will help support a new 47-million dollar children's medical center across form the Univ. of Ky. Albert B Chandler Hospital. The new medical center will address the changing and growing healthcare needs of children in the region.

 


Shriners hospitals director of development Dale Wallenius stressed that care is provided for all children who come to the hospital regardless of whether their familes can pay.

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A Taylor County man has pleaded guilty to the murder of his great-grandmother.

Reportedly, 22 year old Jessie Durham (who was 20 years old at the time of the incident) argued with his 77-year-old great-grandmother in February, 2012, striking her several times with a hammer until she died at the woman's home on Daisy Drive in Campbellsville.

Earlier this year, Durham filed notice that he will use a mental health defense in his case.

Durham faces murder, tampering with physical evidence and theft by unlawful taking charges. Sentencing is set for Nov.7.

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The ADAIR Band will be competing this Saturday, October 25th, in the 3A West Regional or better known as State Quarterfinals in Elizabethtown. The new turf stadium is located at 620 N Mulberry Street.

The AAA West Regional has some of the best bands in the State in its ranks.

The line-up and performances are as follows. (all performance time EST)

Franklin Simpson – 6:15 pm
Paducah Tilghman – 6:30 pm
Hopkins County Central – 6:45 pm
Breakinridge County – 7:00 pm
Russell County – 7:15 pm
Break
Allen County Scottsville 7:45 pm
ADAIR County 8:00 pm
Taylor County 8:15 pm
Hart County 8:30 pm
LaRue County 8:45 pm

Lindsey Wilson Raider Band will perform an Exposition Performance at 9:00 pm.

The top 8 bands from the evening advance to the AAA State Semi-Finals Saturday November 1st 2014 which will be held during the morning hours at Bourbon County High. The top 8 from the East and the top 8 from the West go head to head to try and secure one the top 4 spots that advance to State being held at Eastern University that evening.

Admission is $10 and the convoy will be leaving the band room at 3:00 pm CST.

 

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Social Security checks will rise by 1.7% -- which translates into $22 more each month for the average retired worker.


In 2015, the average worker will receive $1,328 a month, or $15,936 a year, according to the Social Security Administration. More than 58 million recipients will see the bump in their checks starting in January.


Next year's annual cost of living increase is up from 1.5% this year, but still less than 2012's increase of 3.6%. Seniors received no increases to their benefits for two years prior as prices fell due to the recession.

 

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Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between September 2013 and September 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

This is the second consecutive month that Kentucky has seen a year-over-year drop in all counties. Last month was the first time on record this had happened.

Daviess and Warren counties recorded the lowest jobless rates in the Commonwealth at 4.8 percent each.

Jackson County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate – 13.2 percent.


In the 10 county Lake Cumberland District, the average jobless rate was 6.6% in Sept. compared to 7.1% in Aug. 2014.  The unemployment rate in Sept. 2013 was 9.0%.

Adair County had a jobless rate of 5.7% in Sept., the 3rd lowest in the district.  Green County's unemployment rate was 5.5% and Taylor County's rate was 5.4%.

Other unemployment rates for Sept. 2014 in the Lake Cumberland District include: Casey Co. at 6.0%; Cumberland Co. at 6.3%; Pulaski Co. at 6.6%; Clinton Co. at 7.2%; Russell Co. at 7.5; Wayne Co. at 8.1% and McCreary Co. at 9.2%.

 

LOCAL NEWS--THURS. OCT. 23

 

KSP arrested a Russell Co. man on Wednesday on drug charges.

 

34 year old Richard Rogers of Russell Springs was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Meth, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Prescription Drugs not in Proper Container.

Rogers was lodged in the Russell Co. Detention Center.

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Gov. Steve Beshear was in the area on Wednesday.

 

The Governor made a visit to Greensburg to present a one million dollar check to upgrade Greensburg's water infrastructure.

 

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Adair County Head Start will be hosting the Head Start Awareness Walk to celebrate Head Start's 50th birthday on Saturday, October 25.  from 10am-12pm at the Jim Blair Center. Those in attendance will receive a free book, characters will be available for pictures such as Dora, Spongebob, Hello Kitty and more. Refreshments will be served and all is free!

 

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Adair County High School is fortunate to offer extended school services this year for every student free of charge.  

The school is accepting teacher and parent recommendations for students who are at risk of failing, who need to attain a credit in a previously failed course, who need additional time to learn the content presented in the classroom, or who need to make up a quiz or test.  Please encourage your children to speak to their teachers if they feel they have a need for tutoring services. The ESS Program is for the common goal of helping our children be successful.

Extended school services are available every Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 for math, every Thursday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 for science, and on early release Friday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:45 for all subject areas.  

Transportation arrangements will need to be provided by guardians for students who will be staying for our tutoring services as the school is unable to accommodate after-school transportation at this time.

Report cards will be sent home on Friday, October 31st.

If you have any questions, please contact ESS coordinator Tracey Pierce at 270-384-2751 ext. 144, Mon. thru Wed. between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

 

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Additional charges have been filed against a Campbellsvile man who was arrested last Thurs. on child sexual abuse charges and child pornography.
 

According the the Campbellsville Police Dept., on Thursday, Oct. 16, 29-year-old Lonnie Harness of 320 Sharon Drive, Campbellsville, was charged with Possession of matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor.
 


On Friday, October 17, in addition to the original charges, Harness was charged with 181 counts of Possession of matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor  and 39 counts of Promoting a Minor Under the Age of 16 in a Sexual Performance.  

Harness remains lodged in the Taylor County Jail.