Several acres of ground were burned on Mon. following a fire in Adair County.
On Monday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. the Adair County Fire Department along with assistance from the South Russell Fire Department and the KY Division of Forestry battled a field and woods fire at 6472 Highway 55 South at a residence owned by Bruce Hadley. There were approximately 40 acres of land burned and 19 firemen on the scene for 2 hours.
The baby food & spaghetti sauce jar collection was a success!
Adair Co. High School students needed at least 200 jars to be able to create their innovative artwork and they received around 250. The school will keep everyone posted as to their progress.
Thanks again from Ms. Willis, Ms. Wimmer, Ms. Spoon and all their students!
Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean highways in Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell and Wayne counties. The Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week is March 17-23.
More than 700 groups participate in Kentucky’s Adopt-a-Highway program, which was established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 4,800 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.
Any permanently established business, association, community or public organization, or government entity can adopt a stretch of highway.Volunteers adopt two-mile sections of highway under a two-year, renewable contract with the Transportation Cabinet.
Litter pickups are held at least four times per year or as many times as necessary to keep adopted areas reasonably litter-free. The Cabinet coordinates three annual clean-up efforts.
Groups interested in becoming members of the Adopt-a-Highway Program can find details and district coordinator information at http://adopt-a-highway.ky.gov/.
An Adair Co. man was arrested on Monday after Adair Co. Deputy Sheriff Aaron Rainwater and Sheriff Harrison Moss observed suspicious activities at 405 Merchant Street.
Following a short investigation, 33-year-old Michael Bell was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Jail on charges of:
*** Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 2nd or > offense (Methamphetamine)
*** Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance
*** Possessoin of Drug Paraphernalia.
Deputy Rainwater is investigating the case.
Firefighters from the Columbia/Adair County, Knifley and Breeding departments teamed up to voice concerns about 911 dispatch at the fiscal court meeting.
Tony Grider served as spokesman for the group, saying emergency responders feel like there is a problem getting issues resolved when they have complaints about 911. Grider said members have quit filing complaints because they have decided there is no response so they don't waste their time.
Magistrate Daryl Flatt said he personally agreed that there are too many layers to go through to get anything done with 911 and made a motion to eliminate the 911 board. After a lenghty discussion, the fiscal court voted to eliminate the board and end its interlocal agreement with the city. Magistrates currently on a 911 committee will meet with emergency services and come back with a recommendation on how to best get input from first responders.
The court appointed David Herbst to the hospital board to replace Neal Gold. Gold resigned to take the position of CEO at Westlake Regional Hospital.
Veterans Joe Hare and Larry Burton asked the court to puchase POW/MIA flags and fly one under the American flag at the courthouse annex. Hare said the flags cost around $40 and would probably need to be replaced every six months. The court voted to do so.
The court went into executive session. Upon returning to open session, they voted to terminate Gregory Brock Scholl as a dispatcher. Magistrate Daryl Flatt voted no.
For more information about Tuesday night's fiscal court meeting, pick up a copy of the Adair County Community Voice in stores and racks this afternoon.
The Adair County Fire Dept responded to two separate grass fires on Tuesday.
The first one was at 11:18 am at 80 BlueBird Court to property owned by Barbara Key. 2 to 3 acres of property burned and 13 firemen were on the scene for approximately 45 minutes.
The second one was at 4:36 pm at 690 Reeves Road to property owned by Millard Kinnett where 3 acres of grass burned. 14 firemen were on the scene for 25 minutes.
The fire dept. would like to remind everyone that even though the ground is wet, with the windy days a simple trash or grass fire can get out of control in a instant. Please be very mindful of your actions.
The Adair Co. sheriff's Dept. arrested two women on Sun. night on drug charges. Deputy Aaron Rainwater was flagged town by a motorist last evening asking for assistance in finding a local hospital. Deputy Rainwater escorted the vehicle to Westlake Regional Hospital where upon arrival the passenger, 31-year-old Shirley Colliam of Lawrenceburg stumbled out of the vehicle clutching a prescription bottle with a plastic baggie. When asked about the contents Colliam admitted she had multiple pills and methamphetamine. When questioned, the driver of the vehicle Mindy Snowden, 31 of Nicholasville admitted she had smoked marijuana and used methamphetamine earlier in the day. Snowden was charged with DUI 1st offense, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Colliam was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st offense and also charged with Prescription Not In Original Container. Deputy Rainwater was assisted by Sgt Gary Roy and Officer Jordan Dean. -----------
The Adair Co. sheriff's Dept. arrested two women on Sun. night on drug charges.
Deputy Aaron Rainwater was flagged town by a motorist last evening asking for assistance in finding a local hospital. Deputy Rainwater escorted the vehicle to Westlake Regional Hospital where upon arrival the passenger, 31-year-old Shirley Colliam of Lawrenceburg stumbled out of the vehicle clutching a prescription bottle with a plastic baggie. When asked about the contents Colliam admitted she had multiple pills and methamphetamine.
When questioned, the driver of the vehicle Mindy Snowden, 31 of Nicholasville admitted she had smoked marijuana and used methamphetamine earlier in the day. Snowden was charged with DUI 1st offense, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Colliam was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st offense and also charged with Prescription Not In Original Container.
Deputy Rainwater was assisted by Sgt Gary Roy and Officer Jordan Dean.
The Adair County Sheriff's Office made a drug trafficking arrest late Saturday night March, 8.
Deputy Aaron Rainwater observed a white Ford Focus turning onto College Park from Wright Drive without signaling and initiated the stop. The Deputy detected the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and conducted a search which led to finding multiple individual baggies of marijuana in the vehicle and on the operator. Officers also recovered a large some of cash and drug paraphernalia. 22-year-old Robert Jones of Columbia was charged with Failure to Signal, Possession of Marijuana, Trafficking in Marijuana less than 8 ounces 1st offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Deputy Rainwater was assisted by Officers Johnny Dial & Josh Brockman along with Adair Co. Deputy Sheriff Adam Cravens.
An Adair Co. man was arrested last week with crimes related to child porn and drugs. An Adair Co. woman was arrested at the same time on drug charges.
On Thursday, March 6, at approximately 6:16 p.m., Kentucky State Police arrested 42-year-old Christopher Turner on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor as well a multiple drug offenses. KSP also arrested Lisa Hadley, 29, on multiple drug offenses. Both were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
Turner was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began investigating after discovering a suspect on the Internet sharing images of child sexual exploitation or what is commonly referred to as child pornography. The majority of the images depicted children who were less than 12 years of age.
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant on Thursday, March 6 by the KSP Electronic Crime Branch and units from KSP Post 15 at Turner’s residence in Columbia.
Equipment used to possess child pornography was seized during the execution of the search warrant and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. Turner is currently charged with 13 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 120 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. In addition, Turner was charged with possession of a controlled substance-3rd degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription controlled substance not in proper container-1st offense.
Hadley, who was in Turner’s residence when police executed the search warrant, was also arrested and charged with drug related offenses. Hadley was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree; possession of drug paraphernalia; trafficking in controlled substances including Meth; possession of controlled substances including Meth; and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
The investigation is ongoing.