LOCAL NEWS

January 17, 2018

Clinton County fatal collision
 

  Albany, Ky. (January 16, 2018) – Tpr. Jason Warinner is investigating a collision that occurred today at 12:14 PM CST on the US 127 bypass, 1 mile south of Albany.  44-year-old Joseph Coop, of Albany, was operating an eastbound 1999 Ford Explorer on KY 738 when he failed to yield the right of way to a northbound 2018 Nissan SUV on US 127.  The SUV was operated by 43-year-old Carey Miller, of Rickman, TN who was treated for non life threatening injuries at Clinton County Hospital.

Joseph Coop was pronounced dead by the Clinton County Coroner at the hospital.  It is unknown if Mr. Coop was belted at the time of the collision.  Carey Miller was wearing a seatbelt.  

Tpr. Warinner was assisted by the Clinton County Sheriffs Department and EMS

District 8 road conditions 9 a.m. update, Wednesday, Jan. 17

SOMERSET, Ky. (Jan. 17, 2017) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 crews enter their sixth straight day battling winter weather. The latest winter weather moved into our area early Tuesday morning dumping several inches of snow across the district creating covered roads and slick conditions.

With the frigid temperatures overnight road conditions remain the same as they were when the sun went down yesterday afternoon. Crews continue to work to clear roadways this morning. However, with the single digit temps our salt treatment is ineffective unless the sun comes out to heat up the roadway. Main Priority A routes are partly covered. Most Priority B and C routes were treated and plowed yesterday, but with the snow falling behind our trucks they still remain mostly covered to completely covered. We ask for folks to be patient for it will take time to clear all roads.

If motorists have to be out they need to use extreme caution. 

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AT CITY HALL

There will be a Special Called meeting of the Columbia City Council at 4:00 p.m. on 1/18/18 at City Hall.  Agenda is listed below.

 Amended Agenda for the Thursday, January 18, 2018

 Agenda:

 Call Meeting to order. 

 Go into Executive Session to discuss personnel.

Columbia Police arrest Adair County man in distribution of Methamphetamine charges

On 1-15-18 Columbia Police Detective Brad Scholl served a sealed indictment on 34 year old James Haslewood for 2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1 st degree Methamphetamine .  The arrest stems from an investigation initiated by Columbia PD and led by Det. Scholl .Haselwood was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail where he was placed on a 15,000 dollar bond.  

 

 

January 16, 2018

District 8 road conditions 9 a.m. update

SOMERSET, Ky. (Jan. 16, 2017) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 highway crews continue battling the latest round of winter weather that moved into our area early Tuesday.

As of 9 a.m., snow continues to fall, with air temperatures averaging 18 degrees and pavement temperatures about 22 degrees and dropping across the district. The frigid temps will make treating the roads very difficult.

At this hour crews are focusing their efforts on the main priority A routes and will work their way to the B and C routes as time progresses. We ask for folks to be patient especially those who live on more rural routes. The snow and ice route designations by county can be found at snowky.ky.gov. Motorists should use caution, take it slow, leave early to arrive safely, and keep a safe distance between vehicles and plow trucks.

KYTC District 8 is responsible for maintaining approximately 5,100 lane miles in Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell and Wayne counties.

Follow District 8 on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8 or www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 for updates.

 

Executive Order By Michael Lee Stephens

An executive order by Adair County Judge Executive Michael Lee Stephens has been issued thereby closing the Adair County Annex building Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The offices of the judge executive, county clerk and PVA will be closed due to the hazardous road conditions caused by the snow. Sheriff Harrison Moss' office will remain open. The Adair County Recycling Center and Green River Animal Shelter will also be closed today. 

 

 

January 8, 2018

Adair Circuit Court January 2018 Indictments:

Jonathan M Dickson 8205 Liberty Road Columbia: Count 1 trafficking in a controlled substance in the First Degree- First Offense 2 grams or more of Methamphetamine Count 2 Possession of a controlled substance in the 2nd & 3rd degree, Possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dylan L Burton 1394 Flatrock Road, Columbia KY: County 1 Trafficking in a controlled substance in the First Degree- First Offense 2 grams or more of Methamphetamine Methamphetamine  Count 2 Possession of a controlled substance in the 2nd & 3rd degree, Possession of drug paraphernalia. Count 4 Possession of drug paraphernalia; Count 5 improper registration plate.

Adam H Harris 693 Keen Wilson Road Columbia KY Count 1 Assault in the 3rd degree; resisting arrest; disorderly conduct in the 2nd degree; criminal mischief in the 3rd degree.

Darrin Wayne Burton: 301 N walnut street Edinburgh Indians- Count 1 Possession of a controlled substance in the 1st degree-1st offense (methamphetamine), Count 2 Possession of a controlled substance in  the 3rd degree, Count 3 Possession of marijuana, Count 4 Fleeing or evading police in the second degree, Count 5 resisting arrest.

Lucas L Young 118 Hardesty Road Columbia-Count 1 robbery in the first degree, Count 2 assault in the 1st Degree, Count 3 Burglary in the 1st degree, count 4 Kidnapping, Count 5 criminal mischief in the 1st degree, Count 6 theft by unlawful taking/disposition over $500, Count 7 & 8 Theft by unlawful taking controlled substance under $10,000, Count 9 theft by unlawful taking/disposition firearm; Count 10 theft by unlawful taking/disposition under $500

Robert Joseph Hausdorfer 604 Fair Ground Street Columbia- Robbery in the first degree, Count 2 persistent felon offender in the first degree, Count 3 Assault in the first degree, Count 4 persistent felony offender in the 1st degree, Count 5 Burglary in the 1st degree, Count 6  persistent felony offender in the 1st degree, Count 7 Kidnapping, Count 8 persistent felony offender in the 1st degree, Count 9 criminal mischief in the 1st degree, Count 10 persistent felony offender in the first degree, Count 11- theft by unlawful thaking/disposition over $500 but under $10,000- Count 12 Persistent felony offender in the 1st Degree, Count 13 theft by unlawful taking/disposition controlled substance-under $10,000, Count 14 Persistent felony offender in the 1st Degree, Count 15 Theft by unlawful taking/disposition $500 or more but under $10,000, Count 16 Persistent Felony offender in the first degree, Count 17 theft by unlawful taking/disposition firearm, Count 18 Persistent Felony offender in the 1st degree, Count 19 Theft by unlawful taking/disposition under $500

Samuel D kern- Count 1 Robbery in the 1st Degree, Count 2 Assault in the First Degree, Count 3 Burglary in the 1st degree, Count 4 Kidnapping, Count 5 Criminal mischief in the 1st degree, Count 6 Theft by unlawful taking/disposition over $500 but under $10,000; Count 7 & 8  Theft by unlawful taking/disposition/ controlled substance-under $10,000;  Count 9 theft by unlawful taking/ disposition firearm, Count 10 theft un unlawful taking/disposition under $500

Nicholas Scott Galarza 373 Loy Cemetery Road Columbia- Count 1 assault in the 3rd degree, Count 2 Disorderly conduct in the 2nd degree, Count 3 resisting arrest, Count 4 public intoxication

Anthony C Sexton- Count 1 Trafficking in a controlled substance in the 1st degree 2 grams or more of methamphetamine; count 2 Trafficking in marijuana 8 ounces or more but less than 4 pounds first offense, Count 3 Possession of Drug paraphernalia, Count 4 possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, Count 5 possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree

Lucas L Young 118 Hardesty Road Columbia-Count 1 receiving stolen property –firearm, Count 2 & 3 receiving stolen property-firearm. Count 4 Receiving stolen property $500 or more but less than $10,000

Iradell May Slater 85 Slater Road Edmonton KY-Bail jumping in the 1st degree

Charles Black 2872 Valley Creek Road Elizabethtown KY Count 1 sexual abuse in the 1st degree

Russell M Lesshafft 340 Mix Ave Louisville KY : Theft by deception $500 or more but less than $10,000

Anthony Sexton 220 Weed-Sparksville Road Columbia KY Receiving stolen property firearm

Dennis K West Jr. Count 1 Possession of a controlled substance in the 1st degree 2nd offense (methamphetamine) Count 2 Possession of marijuana, Count 3 possession of drug paraphernalia

Darryl T Lambert Jr. 4151 Scott Street Louisville KY Count 1 trafficking in marijuana 8 ounces or more by less than 5 pounds 1st Offense, count 2 Possession of drug paraphernalia

Jonathan M Dickson 8205 Liberty Road Columbia KY Count 1 trafficking in a controlled substance in 1st degree-1st offense 2 grams or more methamphetamine, Count 2 Possession of Marijuana, Count 3 Possession of drug paraphernalia

Tracy L Pepper 7910 Russell Springs Road Columbia KY Count 1 wanton endangerment in the first degree, Count 2 assault in the 4th degree

WAIN reminders our listeners that an indictment is only a legal accusation and is innocent until proven guilty.

The Adair County Fire Department has had a busy Sunday afternoon fighting fires

First Call came in at 1:31 PM to 175 Oak Grove Road to property owned by Sandra George, occupant was burning a debris pile that got out of control and traveled in to a wooded area nearby,  there was about 2 acres burned and there were 15 firemen on the scene for around 40 minutes.

Second Call was at 2:55 PM to 498 Lasley Road where property owner Jobe Darnell had been burning a field off and it had gotten out of control, approximately one acre burned and there were 13 firemen on the scene.

Third fire came in at 3:13 PM  while battling  the second grass fire, firefighters responded to 950 Buell Collins Road to property owned by Sherry Hadley and Wanda Rogers,  there was about 2 acres of field burned and also a small out building.  There were 18 Firemen on the scene for about  on hour and 15 minutes.  

January 4, 2018

 

Boil Water Advisory Lifted

As of 2:45 p.m. on January 3, 2018 the boil water advisory for customers on Bomar Heights and all side streets, Wendy’s, from 706 Burkesville Street to the stoplight at bypass has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia office. This means your water is safe for human consumption.  You no longer have to boil your water.

 

ADAIR CO. SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY REPORT FOR DECEMBER, 2017

86           WARRANTS OF ARREST SERVED 

12           CRIMINAL CASES OPENED

6              CALL RESPONSE REPORTS WRITTEN

14           DOMESTIC ABUSE CASES WORKED

14           NON-INJURY ACCIDENTS WORKED

6                INJURY ACCIDENTS WORKED

18           OUT OF COUNTY TRANSPORTS

15           CITATIONS WRITTEN FOR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

41           CIVIL PROCESS PAPERS SERVED

7              CRIMINAL SUMMONSES SERVED

6              SUBPOENAS SERVED

125.5      HOURS OF COURT SECURITY PROVIDED

212         VEHICLE INSPECTIONS DONE

21          ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

17           MOTOR ASSISTS

622      911 CALLS                                                                                                                                                                                               

  19           ALCOHOL RELATED

 

 

 

 

January 3, 2018

Adair County man seriously injured after altercation that resulted in victim being treated for a knife injury

At 01:06 hrs Columbia Adair County 911 notified Columbia Police Officers Charles Greer and Jamie Cole to respond to TJ Health of Columbia stating that a male victim was  on the way to that location that had been stabbed .   Upon Officers arrival  they made contact with victim and observed that he had been stabbed in right  side of his torso.  The victim was identified as 33 year old Larin Stotts of Columbia .
 Preliminary Investigation reveals that an altercation at Country Place Apartments resulted in a male identified as Jason Oprzedec 38 of Columbia pulling a knife and stabbing Stotts in the right side of torso .
   Air medical was called for Stotts to be transferred to University of Louisville but due to weather was grounded and Adair County EMS made the emergency transport to Louisville .  

 Columbia Police  Officer Jamie Cole is heading the investigation and has obtained warrants for the arrest of Oprzedec who fled the scene.   

  Columbia Police are asking for your assistance in locating 38 year old Jason Oprzedec and ask if anyone sees or knows his whereabouts to please call Columbia Police Department at 270-384-6464 or 911 .  You may remain anonymous. 

 

Post 15 to conduct safety traffic checkpoints 

Columbia, Ky. (January 2, 2018)– Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland. Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats and informing the public about the use of seatbelts. These safety checkpoints will be conducted in various locations throughout the Post 15 area that are experiencing a high ratio of vehicular crashes resulting in injury and/or death compared to relatively low safety restraint usage ratio.