LOCAL NEWS

May 23, 2017


Adair County man arrested following collision
 
Columbia, Ky. (May 22, 2017) – 27-year-old Christopher
Ingermann Jr., of Columbia, KY, was arrested Sunday, May 21st,
charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence
of Alcohol/Drugs 1st (Aggravating Circumstances), Menacing,
Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Assault 3rd Degree
(Police Officer), Wanton Endangerment, No Registration Receipt,
Failure to Produce Insurance Card and Failure to Notify Address
Change to Department of Transportation.  Ingermann was
charged when Troopers responded to the scene of a single vehicle,
non-injury collision, on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway and discovered
Ingermann had been operating the vehicle.  When Ingermann
was approached by Kentucky State Police Sgt.Wendell Higgin-
botham, he became combative.  He was eventually subdued,
handcuffed, taken into custody and lodged in the Adair County.
Ingermann's mother, 50-year-old Audry Ingermann, of Columbia,
arrived at the scene during the incident and was also arrested,
charged with Assault 3rd Degree (Police Officer), Resisting
Arrest and Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree.  She was also lodged
in the Adair County Jail. 

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Adair County man arrested following pursuit
 
Columbia, Ky. (May 22, 2017) – On Saturday, May 21st, 2017,
27-year-old Richard Baldwin, of Columbia, was charged with
Speeding 26 miles per hour over or greater, DUI 1st
Degree ( Aggravated Circumstances), Reckless Driving, Fleeing
or Evading Police 1st Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police
2nd Degree, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Driving on a
Suspended License and Assault 3rd Degree (Police).  Baldwin
was charged following a pursuit that began at approximately
11:02 PM CST on US 61, south of Columbia, when Baldwin's
Chevy pickup truck was clocked at 96 mph in a 55 mph speed
limit.  Baldwin's vehicle struck a State Police car as the
pursuit continued before Baldwin wrecked behind a local
business in the limits of Columbia, fled on foot and was
later apprehended after resisting arrest.  
Baldwin was transported to TJ Sampson Hospital and later
transported to UK Medical Center to be treated for injuries
sustained in the pursuit and during the altercation.  The
investigation is ongoing.  

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From the office of

Russell County Sheriff Clete McAninch

Monday, May 22, 2017 – An investigation by members of the
Russell County Sheriff’s Department resulted in the arrest
Monday of a Russell Springs man and his daughter on drug and
endangerment charges.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. Deputy Ethan Pike & Deputy Evan
Burton responded to 91 Hemlock Drive after a report to
the Russell County 911 Dispatch Center that two juveniles
appeared to be under the influence in the front yard.

Information obtained during the initial investigation prompted
Deputy Burton to obtain a Search Warrant for the house and
property.

Subsequently, approximately 3 ½ ounces of Marijuana and
drug paraphernalia items were found, leading to the arrest
of Damion Anderson, 43, and Hannah Anderson, 18. Both "
were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on charges
of Unlawful Transactions with a Minor, Wanton Endangerment,
Trafficking in Marijuana, less than 8 ounces and Possession of
Drug Paraphernalia.

Additionally, one male juvenile was taken into custody and
transported to the Russell County Hospital for treatment and
observation. After being released from medical care, he was
lodged in the Adair Youth Detention Center in Columbia. A
second male was cited to appear in Russell Juvenile Court.

Deputy Burton & Deputy Pike were assisted by RCSO Lt. David
Cain and RSPD Officer Nathan Bradshaw.



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Green County death investigation

Columbia, Ky. (May 22, 2017) – Kentucky State Police,
Post 15 is investigating a shooting incident that occurred
on Saturday, May 20
th, 2017 at 6:00 PM CST on Busy
Baker Road in Green County.  Green County dispatch
advised that a 12-year-old juvenile had been taken
from a residence to Jane Todd Crawford Hospital with a
single gunshot wound and later was pronounced dead. 
The deceased had been playing with a 13-year-old
juvenile in the basement of the residence when it was
determined that a shot had been fired by what was
believed to be a toy gun.  The investigation is
ongoing and being conducted by Kentucky State Police
Detective Josh Dicken.   
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County Office Memorial Day Closures

The offices located in the Adair County Annex, 424 Public Square,
Columbia, Ky. will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017 to allow
county employees the opportunity to celebrate Memorial Day with
their families.
This closure includes the following: Judge Executive Michael
Stephens' office, the Adair County Sheriff's Dept., County
Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin's office, the office of Jeff
Feese, PVA, the Green River Animal Shelter, and the Adair
County Recycling Center. The 911 Center will be closed for
the same time period, but will continue its 24-hour service
for dispatching emergency calls. We hope everyone has a
blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend.


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May 22, 2017

AMENDED” AGENDA

ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

MAY 22, 2017@ 9:00 A.M.

ADAIR COUNTY ANNEX BASEMENT

424 PUBLIC SQUARE, COLUMBIA, KENTUCKY 42728

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRAYER

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

2. HEALTH INSURANCE BIDS DISCUSSION WITH POSSIBLE
   
    AWARDING OF BID

3. 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS DISCUSSION

4. BUDGET TRANSFERS

5  5. APPROVAL TO PAY FOREST FIRE INVOICE

6. SECOND READING OF 2017-2018 BUDGET

7. PERSONNEL – HIRE 2 SEASONAL EMPLOYEES AT ROAD DEPT.

8. ADJOURN

This meeting is open to the public.

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ACHS SENIOR BREAKFAST, WALK-THROUGH THIS MORNING

Graduating class spends final day in Adair County school system

By Wes Feese

Media Relations, Adair County Schools

The Adair County High School Class of 2017 and parents were
treated to a breakfast at the school this morning before the
graduates donned their caps and gowns for a tour across campus,
visiting ACMS, ACES, and ACPC for young students to witness the
result of 13 years of academic progress.  Both Principal Troy Young
and interim Supt. Dr. Pam Stephens spoke at the breakfast and
offered congratulations to the seniors.

“This has been a great group of students to work with,” Young says. 
“Today is the culmination of many years of work and we hope to see
them continue that growth when they leave here.  It’s a bittersweet
moment because we’ve watched these kids grow up right before our
eyes.”

With coursework completed and finals already taken, the seniors
are finished at ACHS, save for next Friday night’s commencement
ceremony.  The entire district congratulates the Class of 2017 and
looks forward to seeing the many great things this year’s graduates
are sure to accomplish.  “It’s our hope that we’ve prepared them to
be a successful part of society, no matter what field they choose to
go into,” Young says.  “We wish them the best



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ACES HOSTS AWARDS CEREMONY ON LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Students’ accomplishments are recognized for attendance and
academic progress
By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools
Students at Adair County Elementary School were recognized at
an awards ceremony Friday morning in the school’s gymnasium,
a last-day-of-school treat to reward students for their high
attendance and academic progress.
“It’s always exciting to recognize student achievement,” says ACES
Principal Steve Burton.  “We’ve been fortunate that our students
have excelled all year long – in academics, in leadership, in anything
we’ve asked them to do.  It’s great to see all the smiles on their faces
when they’re recognized for their work.”
Awards were given out for perfect attendance, Accelerated Math,
and Accelerated Reading.  Among the two dozen students who led
their respective homerooms for Accelerated Math objectives, special
recognition was given to fifth grader Ellie Cheatham, who set a new
school record this year with more than 300 objectives completed.
Third grader Alexa Castrejon won $25 from the Adair County Education
Association for having perfect attendance.  Two more awards for perfect
attendance – these donated by Casey Creek Masonic Lodge No. 536 –
were bicycles for a girl and boy who did not miss a day of school this year. 
Those went to Ben Kingrey and Arraya Phelps.
Congratulations to all the award winners and the entire Adair County
School District salutes them for their hard work.

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Adair County man airlifted after single vehicle collision on Dillion Street.
     
On 5-19-2017 at 11:03 pm Columbia Police Department officers
Josh Brockman and Drew Conn was dispatched to a single  vehicle
collision in the 400 block of Dillion  street.   The accident occurred
when 18 year old Dillion Graves of Columbia was traveling north on
Dillion street when he lost control of his 2006 Pontiac . Preliminary
investigation indicate vehicle dropped off right shoulder of roadway .
The operator was able to get vehicle back up on roadway but over
corrected and left the roadway on right side again . The vehicle took
out a long section of fence before coming to a stop when it struck a
large utility pole .   Dillion and his passenger a 17 year old juvenile
was treated on scene and transported to TJ Health of a Columbia by
Adair County EMS.  The juvenile was then flown to the University of
Louisville by PHI .  The accident is being investigated by Ofc  Josh
Brockman and Excessive Speed and Alcohol are believed to be
contributing factors in the collision. Charges are pending on the
operator at this time .  Columbia Police was assisted by Adair County
EMS and Columbia Adair County Fire Department

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Russell County Sheriff Press Release Kemp Brothers Arrest 051917

A complaint of a party at a residence with possible alcohol
and drug use involving underage kids resulted in the arrest of two
Jamestown men late Friday night. (May 19th) In response to the
complaint, Sheriff’s Deputies and Officers went to 159 Pinehurst
Circle where upon knocking on the door a strong odor of marijuana
was detected. After initial interviews with some that were present in
the residence, Sgt. Mark Cromwell obtained a Search Warrant for
the premises.
The search and investigation resulted in the discovery of several
small baggies of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia items.
Cecil Allen Kemp, 22, and Alex D. Kemp, 18, were both arrested and
charged with four counts each of Unlawful Transactions with a Minor
and Trafficking in Marijuana, less than 8 ounces. Both were processed
and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
The investigation was conducted by RCSO Sgt. Mark Cromwell, Deputy
Ethan Pike and Deputy Nathan Ginn, Jamestown Police Officer Jeremy
England, Russell Springs Police Sgt. Troy Young and KSP Trooper |
Billy Begley.


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May 18, 2017

​A BOIL WATER ADVISORY

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia-
Adair Utilities District starting on 2432-5189 Fairplay Rd. with all
side roads in between also Sparksville Fairplay Rd.  and all side
roads in between. 

The advisory has been issued due t a main line break.

Follow such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological
contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water
Advisory has been issude as a precautionary measure. 

Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking,
bring the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

The advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been
corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an
acceptable quality. 

For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory,
contact Lennon Stone at Columbia-Adair Utilities District,
270-384-2181
 
 
 
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VFW 6097 will hold it's Memorial Day program on Sunday,
28th of May 2017 at 1430 Hrs (2:30 PM) CDT. The program
will be at the current post located at 411 Fairground St. 
We invite the public to join us as we honor our fallen comrades.
The speaker will be one of Adair Counties own hero's that is
currently protecting our freedom with the US Army, CWO-3
Doug Nobles. Chief Nobles is stationed at Ft Wainwright, Alaska
and happened to be coming home on leave and been so gracious
to honor us with being our keynote speaker for the day. ​
Hope to see a large number of you there and the main part of the
program will be inside with seating and air conditioning.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – A vehicle stop and roadside
investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s
Department resulted in the discovery of three types of illegal
drugs and the arrest of a Russell Springs man.

Deputy Nathan Antle stopped a vehicle at approximately 8:20 p.m.
Wednesday being operated by Roger Pendleton, 45, in response
to complaints of the vehicle going in and out of driveways on KY 619
near KY 1680, about 3 miles west of Jamestown.

During the course of traffic stop, Deputy Antle utilized his K-9
partner Maxo and received a positive alert to the presence of the
odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle. A subsequent search
resulted in the discovery of suspected Methamphetamine,
Cocaine and Marijuana.

Pendleton was arrested and lodged in the Russell County Detention
Center on charges of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession
of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
and Driving on a Suspended License.

Sheriff Clete McAninch & Sgt. Mark Cromwell assisted.

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ACPC STUDENTS SHINE IN PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Three of top four finishers are Adair County students

By Wes Feese

Media Relations, Adair County Schools

Three Adair County Primary Center students were recognized
in front of their peers Tuesday morning for their efforts in a
photography contest hosted by Forward in the Fifth, a nonprofit
organization that aims to promote education in southern and
eastern Kentucky.  Students from 43 counties were eligible to
participate in the contest, but Adair County nabbed the top
three spots, with Laramie Baldwin, David Boyd, and Ty Burwash
finishing first, second, and third, respectively.

Baldwin won a two-in-one tablet for her efforts, while Boyd
and Burwash each took home certificates and iTunes gift cards. 
Lauren Kinser and Jim Tackett handed out the awards on behalf
of Forward in the Fifth.

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May 17, 2017

BOARD AGENDA

MAY 18, 2017

SPECIAL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

ADAIR COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL

6:00 P.M.

**Meeting called to order**

***Adair County Middle School students will open the
meeting with the Pledge

of Allegiance along with School Spotlight***

1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

2. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

4. APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT

5. APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF BILLS

6. APPROVAL OF THE 2017-2018 DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY PLAN

7. APPROVAL TO ACCEPT THE KETS THIRD OFFER OF ASSISTANCE
    FOR FY 2017 
AND TO MATCH THE FULL AMOUNT

8. APPROVAL OF SHORTENED SCHOOL WEEK FOR TWO (2) STUDENTS

9. APPROVAL OF GRREC MEMBERSHIP FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

10. APPROVAL OF EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION FOR A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

11. APPROVAL TO ACCEPT SCHOOL BUS TIRE BIDS FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

12. APPROVAL OF CERTIFIED EVALUATION PLAN FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

13. APPROVAL OF HEALTHY KIDS CLINIC AGREEMENT AND MEMORANDUM OF

UNDERSTANDING

14. ADJUST AND APPROVE NON-RESIDENT AGREEMENT WITH METCALFE

COUNTY

15. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PERSONNEL ACTION

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REGULAR AGENDA

16. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

17. PUBLIC COMMENTS

18. APPROVAL OF MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Renae Smith

19. BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS UPDATE – David Jones

20. PRESENTATION ON PROPOSED CONCESSION STAND/PUBLIC RESTROOMS

FOR GIRLS SOFTBALL AND BOYS BASEBALL FIELDS EXPLORING THE

FEASIBILITY OF THE FACILITY – Mike Sparkman, Alt32

21. UPDATE ON PROJECTS – Mike Sparkman, Alt32

22. APPROVAL OF BANK BIDS FOR 2017 through 2019 AND BOND OF

DEPOSITORY FOR 2017-2018 – Renae Smith

23. APPROVAL OF TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR – Renae

Smith

24. APPROVAL TO ESTABLISH ONE (1) DISTRICT CERTIFIED LBD POSITION AND

TWO (2) DISTRICT CLASSIFIED INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT II POSITIONS

FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR – Anita Goode

25. APPROVAL TO ESTABLISH A FULL-TIME CERTIFIED COLLEGE CAREER

COUNSELOR POSITION AT ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

26. APPROVAL OF COACHES SALARY SCHEDULE, FAMILY RESOURCE SALARY

SCHEDULE AND AMENDED SALARIED POSITION SCHEDULE FOR 2017-2018

SCHOOL YEAR

27. APPROVAL OF BAND REQUEST TO PURCHASE TWO (2) MELLOPHONE

INSTRUMENTS – Tom Case, Band Director

28. APPROVAL TO ESTABLISH A SWIMMING TEAM AT ADAIR COUNTY HIGH

SCHOOL AND ADAIR COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL

29. ADJOURNMENT

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The Adair County Clerk’s Office will be closed Saturday May 27th
and Monday May 29th for Memorial Day. May God Bless Each and
Everyone as we take this time to remember our fallen soldiers and
love ones.

Adair County Clerk Lisa Greer and Staff

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May 16, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017 – Deputy Evan Burton & Deputy Ethan
Pike are investigating three residential burglaries that occurred
today.

Two of the homes burglarized are located on KY 619 South
(Moores Schoolhouse Road) and the other on KY 1058 in
southern Russell County.

The thief(s) forced their way into each residence, then stole
jewelry and coins.

Anyone with any information pertaining to these three
burglaries is encouraged to call the Russell County Sheriff’s
Crime Tip Line at 270-566-9111.

CALLERS WILL REMAIN ANONYMOUS!

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Interstate 75 closure in Rockcastle County scheduled
for May 22-24
Nighttime closure for bridge demolition
                                                                                                                   
SOMERSET, Ky. (May 15, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation
Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that Interstate 75 in Rockcastle
County will be closed for two nights beginning May 22 to allow for
demolition of the KY 3275 bridge.
I-75 south will be closed to traffic beginning at 10 p.m. EDT on
Monday, May 22 and will reopen by 6 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 23.
I-75 north will be closed from 9 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 23 until
6 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 24.
Motorists traveling on I-75 south will detour via Exit 76 (Berea) onto U.S.
25 and reconnect with I-75.
Motorists traveling on I-75 north will detour via Exit 62 (Mt. Vernon) onto
U.S. 25 and reconnect with I-75.
In addition, KY 3275 (Hurricane School Road) will be closed to through
traffic at mile point 0.7 beginning on Monday, May 22 at 8 a.m. EDT. A
signed detour route will be in place. KY 3275 will reopen to traffic upon
completion of the new overpass which is expected to be completed by
Sept. 1.
The KY 3275 bridge replacement is part of the ongoing $31 million I-75
widening project between mile points 64.5 to 69.
The date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or
other unforeseeable delays. Motorists can access travel and
traffic conditions at http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their own reports at
www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application.
Traffic information for the District 8 counties is
also available at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or by following
us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.   

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