Local News Fri. April 18


The following offices will be closed on Good Friday, April 19

    Adair County Judge Executive Office
    Adair County County Clerk
    Adair County Sheriff's Office
    Adair County County PVA Office
    Adair County County Attorney & Child Support Office,
    Adair County Circuit Court Clerk's Office


2 people were killed in Russell County on Thursday morning following a 2-vehicle accident.

Tpr. Kevin Roberts is investigating the collision that occurred at 5:38am on KY 80, 7 miles east of Russell Springs.

66-year-old Bacilio C. Salamanca of Russell Springs was operating a 2004 Pontiac when he pulled onto KY 80 from KY 76 and into the path of a 2008 Chevy pickup. The Chevy was operated by 52-year-old Scott D. Anderson of Somerset who was west bound.

Salamanca was not belted and was transported to Russell County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A passenger, 36-year-old Jose F. Otanendi of Russell Springs was not belted and pronounced dead at the scene.

25-year-old Jose Hernandez of Mannsville, Ky and 29-year-old Angel Solis of Russell Springs, were also not belted and were flown to University of Kentucky Hospital where they remain in critical condition.

Anderson was wearing a seatbelt and was treated and released at Russell County Hospital.


3 Adair Countians were arrested on Thursday after the Adair County Sheriff's Office received a tip of meth manufacturing at a residence on Ross Cemetery Road in the Melson Ridge area

Upon arrival at the home, Deputies searched and found various evidence around the property consistent with methamphetamine manufacturing as well as a positive field test of methamphetamine on scene.

Patricia Haskiell, 23, Joshua Tweedy, 22, and Linda Ashbrook, 27 all of Columbia were charged with one count each of Manufacturing Methamphetamine1st Offense, a class B felony.

Deputy Jared Conover is the lead investigator. He was assisted by Deputy Justin Cross, Deputy Adam Cravens and Sheriff Harrison Moss.


Four Russell Countians have been arrested after police say they found a small child inside a home with two meth labs.

Jamestown Police received the call just before 10 p.m. Thursday night about possible drug activity in a home with a small child on West Cumberland Avenue in Jamestown.

Police say after executing a search warrant of the home they located a 2-year-old child inside the home and two active meth labs.

The child was taken into emergency custody and taken to Russell County Hospital as a precaution. The child was later placed with a family member.

Police say Nicholas Fields, Robin Shelton, Angela Shelton and Kathy Canter were all arrested. All four were charged with Manufacturing Meth and Wanton Endangerment.

Angela Shelton and Robin Shelton were both charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence and Robin Shelton was also charged with Trespassing.



A child, who was reported missing on April 15 from Green County, has been found unharmed in Chattanooga, Tn.

The child's non-custodial mother had taken the child from Arnett Bishop Road where the child resided with his court-appointed custodian, Tom Davis, and where the mother, 42 year old Cindy Richardson was temporarily staying.

Richardson was charged with Custodial Interference and Theft of a Vehicle and will be returned to Ky.  The child will be returned to his guardian.


The Campbellsville Police Department responded to a complaint of a possible intoxicated driver on Thursday at 10:15amET.

Officers located the vehicle  on South Central Avenue and upon further investigation arrested Cory J. Gadberry age 36 of Campbellsville and charged him with Burglary, Controlled Substance not in Original Container, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Driving on a Suspended License, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Receiving Stolen Property, Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug.

Officers also arrested Michael Brandon Moss, age 33, and Roy Lee Dyer, age 58, both of Campbellsville. Moss was charged with Public Intoxication, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Dyer was charged with Public Intoxication.

Officer Ryan Jewell and Offier Charlie Houk investigated the incident.


Local News: Thurs. April 17


The Adair County Fire Department responded  to an automobile fire at 8:49 PM Wednesday night at the 54 mile marker on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Pkwy.

Destroyed in the fire was a 2004 Mazda van owned by Jimmy Grider of Russell Springs. 13 firemen were on the scene for 30 minutes and the van was a total loss.


Governor Steve Beshear Wednesday joined company officials and local leaders to celebrate the opening of Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc. in Russell Springs.

The Germany-based automotive supplier cut the ribbon on its $29 million parts manufacturing operation. The plant will create 155 full-time jobs.

Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems began renovating the former Hitachi Cable building in Russell Springs in the fall of 2013. The 64,000-square-foot plant will manufacture parts for companies such as Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Audi and more.



The City of Greensburg has issued a One Call alert reporting a missing  9-month-old male child.

The baby was reported missing on Tues., April 15, just after NoonCT. The child's uncle reported the child's non-custodial mother had take the child from 335 Arnett Bishop Road, where the child resided with his court-appointed custodian, Tom Davis, and where the mother, 42 year old Cindy Richardson was temporarily staying.

Richardson was alone at the residence with the infant when she stole a black 2006 Ford F150 Pickup belonging to and left with the infant.

Authorities have reason to believe that Richardson and the infant are currenly in Chattanooga, TN, area, where she has family.

Richardson is a 42-year-old white female, 5-5, 160 pounds, blue eyes, brown hair. The license plate of the Ford F150 is Kentucky 638-MNJ.

Please contact the Green County Sheriff's Department at 270-932-5641 or  Kentucky State Police at 1800-222-5555 if you have any info. on Richardson's whereabouts.



Local News--Wed. April 16

Tpr. Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred Tuesday at 10:45 AM CST, 4 miles east of Russell Springs on KY 619.

74-year-old Bobby Stephens was operating a 2000 Chevy Pickup, traveling east on KY 619 when he ran off the shoulder of the roadway. Stephens lost control of the vehicle and it overturned before coming to rest in a field.  He was wearing a seatbelt and was treated and released at Russell County Hospital.


An Adair County woman has been arrested on drug charges.

39-year-old Cindy Gay Smith-Rowe of Columbia was arrested Monday after a warrant was issued for her arrest for Trafficking in Cocaine (2nd or subsequent offense) and for being a Persistent Felony Offender.


Attorney General Jack Conway Tuesday announced that three former employees of Oakwood Manor in Somerset have pleaded guilty to felony charges of abuse and neglect.

22-year-old Coty King, of Pine Knot, pleaded guilty April 9 to two counts of abusing or neglecting an adult; 21-year-old Cody Burton, of Burnside, pleaded guilty March 28 to one count of abusing or neglecting an adult; and 22-year-old Timothy James Ball, of Pine Knot, pleaded guilty February 23 to one count of abusing or neglecting an adult.

Both King and Burton were first arrested in September 2013 after King allegedly enticed a developmentally disabled adult patient at Oakwood Manor to hit another patient while King used his cell phone to record the incident.  Burton was accused of participating in the incident and failing to report it.  Further forensics review of video recovered from the cell phone also led to the indictment of Ball for his involvement in another incident staged by King.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Eddy Montgomery handled the prosecution of this matter.  King was sentenced to four years imprisonment with the sentence diverted for four years.  Burton was sentenced to three years in prison, which will be diverted for three years.  Ball was sentenced to two years in prison, which will be diverted for a two-year period.  Additionally, all three individuals were ordered not to volunteer or work in any capacity involving the supervising of developmentally disabled persons.  As a result of federal law, all three will be prohibited from working in any federally-funded health care capacity.

General Conway said.  “As always, I encourage anyone who suspects abuse of a patient in a nursing home, Medicaid facility or personal care home to immediately report it to our office using our tip line at 1-877-ABUSE TIP.”