LOCAL NEWS

LOCAL NEWS--WED. APRIL 1


There is a new company interested in purchasing Westlake Regional Hospital.

 

 

At Tuesday evening's meeting of the hospital board of directors, CEO Neal Gold said the prospective buyer (who wishes to remain anonymous at this time) is expected to proceed with discussions with the hospital's lawyers.

 

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A Jamestown man was arrested Monday afternoon on drug related charges.  


According to the Russell County Sheriff’s office, 32 year old Casey Collins of Jamestown was arrested by Deputy sheriff Evan Burton just after 1pm on Monday on a warrant for flagrant non support.   While arresting Collins, Deputy Burton discovered methamphetamine, a digital scale, and items of drug paraphernalia.   Collins is now facing additional charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

 

He was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

 

 

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The Adair Co. School Board met Tuesday evening for a special called meeting.

 

 

After returning from executive session, the School Board agreed to accept partial payment for specific expenses incurred so far from the insurance company who represents one of the vendors in the "geothermal" project.  This is only a partial payment with more money expected in the future.

 

 

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A business fire occurred on Monday afternoon in Campbellsville.

According to the Campbellsville-Taylor Co. Fire Dept., at 1:14 p.m. on Monday, a fire occurred in an HVAC unit at Wholesale Hardwoods located at 1030 Campbellsville Bypass.  Upon firefighters arrival, smoke was found inside the building and the HVAC unit that was on fire was extinguished. Firefighters used fans to remove smoke from the building and searched several areas to ensure that the fire had not spread.

 

Firefighters were on the scene for approx.2 hours. Damage was limited to the immediate area involving the HVAC unit.

 

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The Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency Garden Project starts Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  The program helps individuals with low-incomes, including elderly clients, to be more self-sufficient by producing homegrown vegetables.

 

The Garden Project provides seeds, plants, fertilizer, and canning supplies to low-income consumers, including the elderly, to supplement their food and health needs. Clients must be at or below 125% of Federal poverty guidelines.

For more information call 270-384-2147 or stop by the local Community Action Agency office at 1115 Jamestown Street in Columbia.

 

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Adair Co. Judge Executive Michael Stephens is again talking with the Ky Dept. of Transportation District 8 regarding the intersection at Hwy 61 and the Columbia Bypass. Discussion has included everything from closure to additional lighting and rumbling strips.  This conversation started with a meeting that Judge Stephens held with their office in Somerset following the accident that occurred approximately two weeks ago.

 

Judge Stephens understands he is out of his scope-of-practice regarding traffic engineering, but the safety for the citizens are first priority. Representative Bam Carney & Senator Max Wise have contacted the Judge to assure him they also have been in contact with the District 8 Highway Dept. and are working aggressively to ensure measures will be taken at this intersection to provide additional safety for the public.

 

Judge Stephens was present at the scene of the accident on Saturday that took the lives of three additional people. He, Representative Carney & Senator Wise send their thoughts and prayers to all of the families involved.

 

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By Jason Cross, Chief, Columbia Police Department

Since the opening of the Bypass, the Columbia Police Department has worked a total of 47 accidents at the intersections, six of those being fatal taking the lives of 9 victims.

Here is a list of dates and number of victims for each fatal collision:


- Bypass/Burkesville St: 9/3/09 - 1 victim; 12/30/2014 - 1 victim; and 3/28/2015 - 3 victims

- Bypass/55 South: 4/27/2010 - 1 victim; 8/8/2014 - 2 victims

- Bypass/Greensburg Street: 9/11/2009 - 1 victim



Total of 47 accidents--- 6 fatal accidents with 9 fatalities.

 

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Calipari and the Cats meet the Wisconsin Badgers Saturday night in the second National Semifinal game at Lucas Oil Stadium.  The game is a rematch of last year's national semifinal in Dallas, a game UK won. UK is 4-1 overall against the Badgers.  Kentucky and Wisconsin tip off just before nine Saturday night.  

 

Catch all the action on WAIN 93.5 FM with pre-game coverage beginning at 6:00 p.m. CT.