Local News--Tues. May 26


Police have recovered the body of a missing toddler from Monroe County.

Kentucky State Police say the body of 2-year-old Laynee Wallace was found in a well on the property of the suspect wanted in her kidnapping.

The child had been reported missing last week. Police arrested 25-year-old Anthony Barbour on Monday at 1:16 p.m. at the Temple Hill Volunteer Fire Department following a traffic stop for a seatbelt violation.


An autopsy will be performed today on Laynee's body to determine the cause of death.


The investigation is still ongoing and further information will be released when it becomes available.




The Adair Co. Sheriff's Office responded to a 1-vehicle accident on Monday on Lampton Lane.

The accident occurred when 24-year-old Sara Burris of Columbia, Ky. who was operating her 2006 Pontiac G6 headed towards Edmonton Rd., lost control in an S-curve, skidding into a ditch line and then flipping the vehicle.

Burris was able to exit the auto herself and was transported to Westlake Regional Hospital by Adair EMS for treatment of possible injuries.

Police say slippery road conditions were a factor in the wreck. Deputy Adam Cravens investigated. He was assisted on the scene by Officer Jamie Cole of CPD.   




The ACHS Baseball team defeated Bardstown Bethlem 2-1 on Monday and will play today (Tuesday) at 4:30 p.m.CT, weather permitting. John Shelley will bring you all the action on 93.5 FM WAIN.






The search for Anthony Barbour and the missing 2 year old juvenile is still being conducted.  The Kentucky State Police is working in cooperation with several Local, Federal, and other agencies, exhausting all leads and information gathered in this case.  No new information is available for release at this time.

KSP are still asking that anyone with any information pertaining to this case or the whereabouts of Anthony Barbour or the missing juvenile to please call the Kentucky State Police Post 15 Columbia at (270)384-4796.

Barbour is the boyfriend of the biological mother of the child.  He is 5’11”, 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes with some facial hair.  Barbour may also be in possession of a .22 caliber rifle and should be considered armed and dangerous.  

The child is 2 years old, 24” tall and 25 pounds in weight with blond hair and blue eyes



Nearly two years have passed since the murder of Bardstown Police Department Officer Jason Ellis. Kentucky State Police hope a new video plea for information will provide fresh leads about the case.

KSP Public Affairs Officer Trooper Jeff Gregory hopes Friday's video release will encourage someone, who may have information about the case, to contact authorities.

Gregory says KSP will utilize its social media platforms to blast the video out across the country, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Gregory encourages the public to submit tips by calling the toll-free KSP Tip Line at (800) 222-5555.   You can also text a tip. Simply text the tip to 67283, type KSPTIP in the message field, leave a space and enter your tip information.

The reward funds for this case have reached $185,000 for tips leading to an arrest and conviction.

To view the new Officer Ellis video, click on the following link:





The Adair County Board of Elections will conduct a recanvass of the Republican Governor/Lt.Governor race and the Republican Commissioner of Agriculture race. The recanvass will be on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.CT in the Adair Annex Basement.



Beginning Wednesday, May 27, the intersection of KY 55 and KY 206 - Campbellsville & Fairgrounds Streets - in Columbia, Ky. will be temporarily closed to through traffic. The closure is necessary for culvert pipe replacement to be completed. In addition, sidewalks will also be closed through this area.

Work is expected to last six weeks. Signed detour routes will be posted. The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.

Dial 511 or log onto 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Navigate traffic with Waze at www.waze.com.


Sue Stivers, Executive Director of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Commission would like to encourage everyone to turn on their television Saturday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m.CT and watch the program featuring Adair County on the KET channel. The show will be repeated on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.


The ACHS High School Indians baseball team won the Kentucky High School Athletics Association 20th District Baseball Tournament on Thursday evening with an 8-0 victory over Taylor County. The t-ment was played at Marion County. On Tuesday, the Indians defeated Marion County, 3-1. Congrats to the team and Coach Mike Mantooth.



Kentucky's jobless rate continues to fall.  

Figures released Thursday from the Office of Employment and Training show Kentucky's unemployment rate at 5%. It's the lowest jobless rate since June 2001, when it was also 5%. We've now had nine straight months where jobless rates in Kentucky have been lower than the national average. The national jobless rate is 5.4%..  
The pace of job growth is up 77% for the first few months of 2015 compared to last year. Economist Manoj Shanker says we have to go back to March 2000 to see that type of growth.  Shanker says low jobless rates mean higher wages.



The search continues for a two year old girl believed to have been abducted by her mother's boyfriend.  

The girl went missing Sunday morning from her Monroe County home. It's believed she is with Anthony Dale Barbour, who is considered armed and dangerous.  
The circumstances of the child's disappearance have not been released only that she is likely with Barbour whose car was found abandoned in a field Tuesday night.  
The Summer Shade man is 5' 11" tall, 140 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes, and some facial hair.  
The little girl is two years old, about 24 inches tall with blond hair and blue eyes.  
Anyone with information is asked to call the Kentucky State Police at Columbia (270.384.4796) or Bowling Green (270.782.2010).




GOP candidate for Governor James Comer has requested a re-canvass  of the results in Tuesday's Primary Election.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes confirms she received a written request from Comer and his running mate Chris McDaniel.

Unofficial totals show that Comer trails candidate Matt Bevin by 83 votes.

Grimes said her office is notifying all county boards of elections that a recanvass has been requested and reminding them of the procedures to be followed.

In a speech Tuesday night, Comer said that he owes it to his supporters to request a recanvass in the historic race, but if the results show that Bevin won he will support him fully.





An Adair County Grand Jury has returned indictments against seven individuals.


    Jeffrey L. Gilbert, Jr., age 22 of Columbia, KY -- Rape 3rd degree


    Tyler P. Yarberry, age 30 of Columbia, KY --  Unlawful posession of  methamphetamine precursor, 1st offense;  Possession of Drug paraphernalia, (Firearm enhancement);  Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Firearm enhancement);  Manufacture of methamphetamine (Firearm enhancement);  Receiving stolen property (a firearm)


    Coy D. Morrison, Jr., age 40 of Columbia, KY -- Flagrant Non-Support

    Jennifer Rowell, age 41 of Columbia, KY -- Flagrant non-support

    Logan B. Turner, age 23 of Columbia, KY --  Manufacture of mephetamine (Firearm enhancement)

    Dustin M. Wilson, age 31 of Eubank, KY. --  Possession of controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine); Promoting contraband 1st degee; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Persistent felony offender 2nd degree


    Dennis R. Franklin, age 52 of Russell Springs, KY --  Promoting contraband 1st degree


An indictment is a legal accusation and does not determine guilt or innocence.






A KSP Detective was involved in a shooting in Monroe County; The suspect  has bee arrested in Tennessee.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at approx. 8:38 p.m. on W Phillipi Church Road in Tompkinsville, KY an incident occurred which led to a Kentucky State Police Post 15 Detective firing his issued weapon upon the suspect.  The suspect fled the scene and his vehicle was located abandoned a short distance from where the incident originated.

It was received through the investigation that the suspect had went to a hospital in Macon County, TN to seek treatment for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  The subject was then transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he underwent further treatment for non-life threatening injuries.  At 6:45 am on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 the suspect was released from the hospital where he was taken into custody by Nashville Metro Police and lodged in the Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility awaiting extradition for charges stemming from the incident in Monroe County, KY.

27-year-old Erik Pitcock of Mt. Hermon, KY is charged with the Attempted Murder of a Police Officer and Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree.

The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Lt. Jamie Heller, Lt. Tim Adams, and Lt. Don Wilson of the Kentucky State Police.  Any further information in reference to this case will be released when it becomes available.



Adair County Primary Election Totals

Republican Ticket

Governor and Lt Governor

    Matt Bevin / Jenean Hampton - 334 Votes (19.0%)
    James R. Comer / Chris McDaniel - 1033 Votes (58.7%)
    Hal Heiner / K.C. Crosbie - 299 Votes (17.0%)
    Will T. Scott / Rodney Coffey - 91 Votes (5.1%)

Attorney General

    Michael T. Hogan - 607 Votes (43.4%)
    Whitney H. Westerfield - 789 Votes (56.5%)

State Treasurer

    Allison Ball - 809 Votes (57.5%)
    Kenneth Churchill Imes - 307 Votes (21.8%)
    Jon Larson - 291 Votes (20.6%)

Commissioner Of Agriculture

    Richard Heath - 752 Votes (51.0%)
    Ryan F. Quarles - 722 Votes (48.9%)

Democrat Ticket

Governor and Lt Governor

    Jack Conway / Sannie Overly - 379 Votes (86.3%)
    Geoffrey M.Geoff Young / Johnathan D. Masters - 60 Votes (13.6%)

Secretary Of State

    Alison Lundergan Grimes - 341 Votes (78.9%)
    Charles Lovett - 91 Votes (21.0%)

State Treasurer

    Neville Blakemore - 99 Votes (26.6%)
    Jim Glenn - 51 Votes (13.7%)
    Daniel B. Grossberg - 29 Votes (7.8%)
    Richard Henderson - 60 Votes (16.1%)
    Rick Nelson - 133 Votes (35.7%)


James Comer isn't done with the GOP gubernatorial primary and may not be for at least a week.  
According to the Kentucky News Network, Comer is 83 votes behind GOP rival Matt Bevin and told supporters in Lexington he would ask for a recanvass.  
Comer's comeback capped a night that saw him in third place and over 10,000 votes back of the leader before the ballots were counted in western Kentucky.  
Even with the call for a second look, Comer said he had taken time to call Bevin and said if the vote count held, he would support him in November.  
According to the Secretary of State's office, Comer's campaign has until 4p.m. on May 26 to request a recanvass. If one is requested, it will be conducted at the individual county election offices at 9 a.m. May 28.


KSP are searching for a missing 2-year-old and the man who took her in Monroe County, Ky.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at approx. 2:42 p.m.. the Kentucky State Police Post 15 in Columbia received a call of a missing 2 year old female who has been missing since Sunday morning.  The call originated at 279 East Temple Hill Road in Monroe County.

The child is believed to be with the boyfriend of the biological mother and is being sought at this time.  He is Anthony Dale Barbour (25) of Summer Shade.  Barbour is 5’11”, 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes with some facial hair.  Barbour may also be in possession of a .22 caliber rifle and should be considered armed and dangerous.  

The child is 2 years old, 24” tall and 25 pounds in weight with blond hair and blue eyes.

On Tuesday,  at 7:30 p.m., the red 2000 Pontiac Sunfire the suspect was driving, was located in the area abandoned in a field.  An extensive search of the area was conducted but neither Anthony Dale Barbour nor the missing 2 year old child was located.  Barbour could still be in possession of a firearm and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Barbour or the child is asked to call KSP Post 15 in Columbia at (270)384-4796 or KSP Post 3 in Bowling Green at (270)782-2010.


It's Primary Election Day. Polls are open until 6:00 p.m.CT and WAIN 93.5 will bring you precinct totals this evening as we broadcast live from the Adair Annex.  Our election coverage is made possible by United Citizens Bank and Jesse's Lawn Care.


On Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.CT, VFW Post 6097 in Columbia will present a Memorial Day program to honor our fallen heroes. The program will begin with opening ceremonies inside the Hall and then be followed by the "Laying of the Wreaths" and other honors outside at the War Memorial.

SFC Joe Webster will be the speaker. He is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and is now active duty at Fort Campbell, Ky.  Mr. Webster is a veteran of the Iraq War and now serves as a Transition Assistance Career Counselor.

SFC Webster is a much decorated soldier and a true American Patriot. He will speak on what Memorial Day means to him. The public is welcome to attend.



Bristol Palin and fiancé Dakota Meyer (of Columbia, Ky.)  are calling off their wedding, which was set to take place this weekend.

According to a report on-line, former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced the cancellation of her daughter’s nuptials in a Monday Facebook post, writing the couple has “informed loved ones that unfortunately the announced celebration planned for May 23 will not be held.

Palin wrote that, although it won’t be a walk down the aisle, a shindig of some sort will still go on: “Many friends and family still look forward to getting together that day in Kentucky anyway — and the Palins and Meyers are happily looking forward to still being at ‘the old Kentucky home’ on May 23 to celebrate life, in general!”

Bristol Palin, a 24-year-old former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant and mom to 6-year-old Tripp, had announced her engagement to Meyer, a Marine and Medal of Honor recipient, back in March.

Recently, the pair had been dogged by a tabloid report claiming Meyer had a “secret wife” whom he had married as a teen and subsequently divorced. In her Facebook post, Sarah Palin included a message from Bristol that the former Alaska governor said was aimed at “clearing up rumors that tabloids salivate over.” 

Bristol Palin wrote: “Dakota and I discussed our past relationships prior to our engagement.  As usual, false stories and dramatically written headlines begging controversy should be disregarded, and we have faith that our privacy will be respected at this time by those with decency.”


Columbia Police responded to a home intrusion on Dillion Street in the limits of Columbia on Friday, May 15, 2015 at approximately 11:48 a.m.

Upon officers arrival, it was found that a male perpetrator had unlawfully entered the residence and assaulted a female that resided in the home then fled on foot.  Officers were able to locate the suspect within a mile of the residence and take him into custody.

Arrested was 18-year-old Tyler Kemp of Columbia, Ky. who was charged with Burglary 1st Degree and Assault 4th degree. More charges are pending against Kemp as police continue to investigate. Kemp was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

The investigation is being continued by Officer Johnny Dial who was assisted by Chief Jason Cross and Sergeant Tracy McCarol.


The Farmers Market on the Square and the Adair County Schools are excited to present "Square Meals" at FM2 beginning Saturday June 6, 2015.

All children in our community are invited to the FM2 on Saturday's during their summer break for a free breakfast and lunch. Breakfast will be available from 7:00-9:00 a.m.CT and stay for the opening day festivities beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Also new for the kids this year at FM2 is Kids Discover. Every Saturday morning is a new adventure with something new for you to taste or try or learn about.

Farmer's Market on the Square is committed to offering local food choices to our community. The market acceps SNAP (EBT), WIC and Senior farmers market vouchers and provides numerous cooking demonstrations throughout the season.

FM2 is open every Saturday 8:00 a.m.-1 p.m.CT and Tuesday 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and is located at 424 Public Square in the Adair Annex parking lot. For information contact Barbara Armitage, Saturday Market Coordinator, at 270-250-2979 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.