Local News--Mon. Aug. 3


A Russell Co. man was arrested on drug charges over the weekend after a search of his residence.

On Sunday, August 2nd, an investigation by Russell Co. Deputy Sheriff Nick Bertram resulted in the arrest of 34-year-old Derrick Neathery of Jamestown, Ky.

Neathery was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine and served with a warrant from Hardin District Court for failing to appear and pay fines from a traffic citation in 2014.

During a consensual search of Neathery’s residence on Elmore Road, Deputy Bertram discovered numerous items suspected of having been used in the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine.

Neathery was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. Deputy Bertram’s investigation is ongoing.




A Taylor County man and a Jefferson County man were arrested on drug charges and a Taylor County teen was arrested for Burglary following an incident on Friday in Campbellsville.

Around 5:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, the Campbellsville Police Department responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union on KY 210.

Officers located the vehicle and arrested the two occupants. 32-year-old Kevin Martin of Louisville was wanted out of Louisville for a Parole Violation.  Martin was also charged with Possession of a Synthetic Drug (spice), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin).

Also arrested was 43-year-old Douglas D. Thompson of Campbellsville.  Thompson was charged with Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container 2nd offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1stoffense (drug unspecified), and Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd degree (drug unspecified).  

Several items were located in Martin’s possession that were later found to be stolen from a residence on Southern Drive.  After an investigation, a 16 year old juvenile was charged with the burglary and Martin was also charged with Receiving Stolen Property less than $500.





The Campbellsville Police Department responded to a 2-vehicle collision at the intersection of East Broadway and North Central Avenue on Saturday morning that resulted in a passenger being flown to a Louisville hospital.

A 2014 Hyundai being operated by 19 year old Brandon A. Guest of Campbellsville, Ky. pulled into the path of a 2003 Nissan being operated by 25 year old Tiffany M. Chiem of Greensburg, Ky.

Guest and a passenger, 49 year old Kenneth L. Agee were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville / Taylor County EMS.  Agee was later flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. 

Chiem and her passenger, 27 year old Jake Squires of Campbellsville were not injured. 

The accident occurred at 6:19 a.m. and was investigated by Officer Bart Gilpin. 



A drowning occurred Sat. morning in Green River Lake in Taylor County.

Barry Dobson from Summersville drown in Green River. Dobson and others were riding horses, trying to cross the river and he drown. No other details are available at this time.


A Marion County man was arrested following a 2-vehicle accident on Saturday in Adair County on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway.

According to Ky State Police, the accident occurred around 3:15 p.m. 11 miles west of Columbia.  25-year-old Harrison Whitlock of Lebanon, Ky. was arrested for DUI and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

Whitlock was traveling eastbound on the parkway in a 2005 BMW when he rear-ended a 2011 Chevy pickup truck being driven by 79-year-old Thomas York of Whitesburg, TN, causing York's truck to overturn.

Both drivers were taken to Westlake Regional Hospital by Adair EMS. York was treated and released; Whitlock was arrested for DUI and lodged in the Adair Co. Jail.

KSP Tpr. Nick Hale investigated the accident. He was assisted at the scene by Tpr. Chase Willis, the Adair County Sheriff's office and Adair County Search and Rescue.


The Adair County Extension Council, Extension District Board, and Adair County Extension Staff invite you to attend Open House of the newly renovated and expanded Adair County Extension Office facility on Friday, Aug. 4, 2015 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.

At 2:00 pm will be the Ribbon Cutting and at 3:30 pm the Program begins. Refreshments will be served.

Make plans to come tour your new County Extension Office.


The Columbia City Council will meet in regular session this evening (Monday) at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Items on the agenda include:

2nd reading of an ordinance relating to a Communications Service Franchise

2nd reading of an ordinance renaming a street in Columbia

Amending an ordinance concerning the adoption of the Ky building code

A motion to accept the recommendation of the Columbia Planning & Zoning Commission to amend the Columbia Zoning Map effecting a zone change for properties owned by United Citizens Bank from residential to commercial at 600 and 602 Jamestown Street, 106 Heskamp Street and 110 Hayes Street.


ACES will be holding a Special Called Site Base Council Meeting on Monday, August 3rd at 4 pm in the ACES library.  The purpose of the meeting is Personnel Action


All Adair County certified and classified employees are to report to their respective buildings this morning (Monday) at 8amCT for a mandated six-hour Professional Development day.

Opening Day activities for all classified and certified staff will be, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at Adair County High School. Breakfast will be served from 7:30am-8:30amCT, in the cafeteria at ACHS. The Leader in Me program, presented by local students, will begin at 8:30am in the ACHS gymnasium.

The first day of school for Adair Co. students will be on Thursday, Aug, 6, 2015.


The Adair County School Board has awarded the bid for construction of a new school bus garage to Branscum Construction Co of Russell Springs and at Thursday evening's special regular board meeting, the board voted to proceed with the project. Two Bids were submitted for the approximately $1.3 million project with Branscum Construction submitting the lowest bid.

Also, the board has reached an agreement with the drilling company responsible for the geo thermal problems at Adair Co. Primary Center. More details later today from Supt. Alan Reed.


The Columbia-Adair Co. Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank 1st District Congressman Ed Whitfield and his Washington D.C. staff for inviting Adair County to be the spotlighted county for the month of August in his Washington, DC office.

A display of unique Adair County items and a picture collection was put together and mailed to Washington. The congressman sponsors these monthly spotlights of the counties he represents because it provides a great opportunity for their guests, both from Kentucky and elsewhere, to experience the area and possibly inspire a visit as well.


Tpr. Morris Farris is investigating a collision that occurred Wednesday at 9:10 AM EST, 3 miles south of Loretto on KY 49.

27-year-old Michael P. Brahm of Campbellsville, Ky. was operating a southbound 1990 Chevy dump truck when he overcorrected, left the roadway and overturned.  Brahm was wearing a seatbelt and was treated and released from Springview Hospital.  Tpr. Farris was assisted at the scene by Marion County EMS and the Loretto Fire Department. 


KSP Trooper Adam Mattingly is investigating a collision that occurred Wednesday at 4:48 PM EDT, 6 miles east of Lebanon. 

51-year-old Sharon Wathen of Lebanon, Ky. was operating an eastbound 1998 Chevy on KY 208 when her vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway.  Wathen over-corrected, drove off the roadway and overturned.  She was belted and was transported by EMS to Springview Hospital for non life threatening injuries.


The WAIN Back to School Pool Party is this Friday from 11-1 at the LWC Health and Wellness Center.

This event is open for all school age children. Those who attend will be able to swim, enjoy pizza and drinks, and will receive a prize! Come out, and have some fun before school kicks off!  All chlldren must be accompanied by at last one parent/guardian.

The new director of Lindsey Wilson College's campus recreation progra is Abe Cross who oversees daily operations of the 73,000-square-foot Holloway Health & Wellness Center. Cross replaces Joel Peterson who resigned due to moving out of the area.

Cross is married to the former Emily Murrell of Columbia. They currently reside in Glens Fork.