LOCAL NEWS

October 27, 2017

A traffic-stop for cancelled registration plates turned into a vehicle pursuit early Thursday morning in Russell Springs.

Deputy Dustin Bunch pulled a 1991 Ford Ranger truck over on U.S. 127 at 1:52 a.m. and as he approached the vehicle, the driver accelerated the gas and took off.

Deputy Bunch pursued the vehicle from U.S.127 onto Voils Road, then onto KY 619, then onto Kamden Drive where the vehicle pursuit ended when the truck crashed into a fence and trees.

The driver then attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended.

Shanda Marie Loy, 31, of Dunnville, was arrested on five active warrants and also charged with more than a dozen offenses relating to the pursuit including Operating on Suspended License, No Insurance, No Seat Belt, Disregarding Stop Sign, Fleeing & Evading Police, Resisting Arrest, Wanton Endangerment, Criminal Mischief, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia.

Loy was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

Deputy Bunch was assisted by RCSO Sgt. Mark Cromwell and RSPD Officers Jeremy West and Matt Parrish.

 

The Russell County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, is asking citizens to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs during the National Drug Take Back Day tomorrow (October 28th) from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in front of the Russell County Middle School.

This drop-off point will give citizens an opportunity to dispose of all unwanted and unused prescription drugs. No syringes.

This program aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

For more information, call the Russell County Sheriff’s Department between 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. at 270-343-2191.

A Russell Springs man was arrested early Friday morning for trafficking in Methamphetamine.

Michael D. Larkins, Jr., age 39, of 238 Lakeway Drive was taken into custody around 1:45 a.m. and charged with two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree-Meth.

The investigation and a search of Larkins’ residence resulted in the seizure of several grams of “crystal meth”, digital scales and an illegal shotgun.

Larkins was also charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence following his arrest and with Promoting Contraband into the Russell County Detention Center.

The arrest was made by Det. Joey Hoover along with Sgt. Mark Cromwell of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, Officer Jeremy West of the Russell Springs Police Department, Officer Jeremy England of the Jamestown Police Department and KSP Trooper Billy Begley.

Larkins was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

The Adair County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency will be participating in the Medicine Take Back Program on Saturday October 28, 2017, from 10am-2pmCT, in the parking lot at Taco Bell, 899 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY.

 This would be a good opportunity to dispose of out-of-date or unused pharmacy prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines.

 Things NOT accepted due to a potential hazard by blood-borne pathogens are: No illegal drugs, syringes, injectable or intravenous solutions.

 For more information call the Adair County Sheriff's Office during regular business hours at 270-384-2776 or visit the Drug Enforcement Agency website at Drug Disposal / Takeback - Sheriff Harrison Moss

October 26, 2017

Injury Collison on KY 76 in Adair County

Knifley, KY (October 25, 2017) Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle injury collision on KY 76 near the intersection of KY 551 in Knifley today around 5:20 a.m. CST.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 43 year-old Jeremy Mann of Russell Springs was operating a 2001 Peterbilt traveling north on KY 76.  Mann for an unknown reason dropped off the shoulder of the road and was unable to bring the vehicle back onto the roadway and overturned. 

Mann was wearing his seat belt and was transported to the Taylor Regional Hospital by the Adair County EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

Sergeant Jason Morris is investigating and was assisted on scene Officer First Class Casey Tooley, the Adair County EMS, Emergency Management, Sheriff’s Office and Knifley Volunteer Fire Department.

Fatal Collison on KY 61 in Cumberland County

 

Burkesville, KY (October 24, 2017) Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle Fatal collision on KY 61 near the intersection of KY 449, 6 miles south of Burkesville yesterday around 10:12p.m. CST.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 31 year-old Ryan Cleary of Burkesville was operating a 2011 Jeep north on KY 61.  Cleary for an unknown reason crossed the centerline into the path of a 2011 Mack Semi truck and trailer being operated by 34 year-old Jordan Turner of Albany.

Cleary was transported to the Cumberland County Hospital by the Cumberland County EMS where he was pronounced dead by the Cumberland County Coroner.

Cleary and Turner were wearing their seat belts.  Turner was not injured at the time of the collision. 

Senior Officer Adam Davis is investigating and was assisted on scene by members of the Kentucky State Police Post 15, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management and EMS, Burkesville Police and Fire Departments.

October 24, 2017

Adair County Accident sends Juvenile University of Kentucky

A single vehicle accident Thursday October 19, 2017 at approximately 12:50pm resulted in injuries to an Adair County juvenile that resulted in her being air lifted to University of Kentucky Hospital. The juvenile was operating a 2014 Chevrolet 7 miles south of Columbia on KY 55 South. The juvenile fell off the shoulder of the road and overturned numerous times before being ejected from the vehicle. The juvenile was treated on scene by Adair County EMS and air lifted to University of Kentucky for injuries sustained. Chief Deputy Aaron Rainwater is investigating the accident and was assisted on scene by members of Adair County Fire Department.

Lifeline Health Care of Clinton named as
a top agency of the 2017 ABILITY | HomeCare Elite

ALBANY, Ky. – Lifeline Health Care of Clinton today announced that it has been named a top agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

Lifeline Health Care of Clinton, a local provider of home health services in Albany, is part of LHC Group, a national provider of post-acute care services with over 14,000 employees operating more than 400 locations in 27 states.

“We commend our team members at Lifeline Health Care of Clinton for their hard work and dedication in achieving this honor,” said Keith G. Myers, LHC Group chairman and CEO. “Quality patient care is the top priority at all LHC Group locations and providers. We are proud to have 217 locations – more than 70 percent of our home health agencies – earn HomeCare Elite recognition.”

The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial health. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least three outcomes in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,064 agencies considered, 2,268 are recognized on the 2017 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.

“The team at Lifeline Health Care of Clinton has demonstrated an impressive ability to deliver great patient care,” said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. “This is due to the skill and dedication of their clinical professionals, as well as the proficiency and efforts of their quality team tracking, measuring and interpreting the data that supports the delivery of care. Together, they have earned this recognition as one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

October 20, 2017

KSP asking for assistance in locating local

 Attorney charged with Theft

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Columbia, Ky. (October 19, 2017) – Investigators from Post 15 are currently attempting to locate 71-year-old Danny Butler, of Louisville in reference to a Felony Extradition Authorization issued in conjunction with an indictment warrant given by the Larue County Grand Jury on October 16, 2017.  The warrant charges Butler with 2 counts of Theft by Deception over $10,000 and less than $1,000,000: a class C felony.  These charges are the result of an ongoing investigation into Butler's private law practice.   

Butler is a 5'10", 170 lb., white male with hazel eyes and gray hair.  He last resided in the area of Grand Trevi Drive of Louisville.   

State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Butler and they are encouraged to call KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555) if they have any potential information regarding his whereabouts.  Detective BJ Burton is investigating.  

Russell Springs man  facing numerous charges stemming from a family dispute Thursday Morning

Shelby McGowan, 65, was arrested at a residence on C. McGowan Road by Sheriff Clete McAninch and Lt. David Cain.

McGowan was charged with Assault, Wanton Endangerment, two counts of Terroristic Threatening, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.

He was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center

Cochran Arrested in Taylor County

Campbellsville, Ky. (October 19, 2017) –  35-year-old Shawn A. Cochran was arrested  at the Lucky Vista Motel in the limits of Campbellsville.  Officers with the Campbellsville Police Department made the arrest at approximately 12:45 PM EST.  Cochran was lodged in the Taylor County Jail.    

Adair County Primary Center awarded $2,750 PRIDE grant

 

SOMERSET, KY — Eastern Kentucky PRIDE announced today that it will award $2,750 to the Adair County Primary Center for hands-on environmental education projects during the 2017/18 school year.

The Adair County Primary Center will use the grant to create a recycling program for paper, cardboard and plastic. Each classroom will receive a recycling bin. PRIDE Club students will collect paper and plastic from each classroom daily and place it in pickup collection bins outside the school. They will also gather litter from the school campus.

An investigation by Sgt. Mark Cromwell and Det. Joey Hoover has led to the arrest of a Russell Springs man on Rape and Sodomy charges.

Billy Joe Bennett, 40, of McQueary Road, was arrested at the Russell County Sheriff’s Department just before noon Thursday and charged with Rape 1st Degree and Sodomy 1st Degree after admitting he had sexual intercourse with a female under 12 years of age.

The investigation is ongoing. Additional charges are forthcoming.

Bennett was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

Adair County School Board Meeting Hightlights

 ACES stlp club lead pledge and talked about doggie dash fundraiser 2) Robbie Harmon presented last year attendance award to ACES at 95.5% 3) parking lot behind ACPC completed; 4) Phyllis curry debriefed the board on 2016-17 test scores for four schools in county. Both Dean Curry and Dr. Pam Stephens were very complimentary of all teachers and support staff concerning the good news on scores.  After outlining how schools are scored and measured, Dean Curry stated ACHS was a "school of distinction" and shared accountability between ACPC/ACES were distinguished under the old model. The state model will be new for next year

Burn Advisory from Donald Hare

It is against the law to do any open burning within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the fall and spring forest fire hazard seasons, which run from October 1 to December 15 and from February 15 to April 30 respectively.”Donald Hare, Program Director

October 17, 2017

KSP seeks public assistance in locating escapee in Taylor County

 

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Campbellsville, Ky. (October 16, 2017) – Troopers and local law enforcement are currently attempting to locate 25-year-old Shawn A. Cochran, of Louisville.  Cochran was being transported from Green County to the Taylor County Jail when he escaped from the custody of the Green County transportation officer around the Campbellsville Taylor County water company on South Central Avenue in the limits of Campbellsville at approximately 6:20 PM EST.  

Cochran is a 5'10", 200 lb., white male with hazel eyes and brown hair.  He was last seen in the vicinity of the water company wearing orange pants, a gray shirt, 1 shoe and was handcuffed in with his hands in front of his body. 

State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Cochran and are encouraged to dial 911 if they have any potential information regarding his whereabouts.   Citizens can call KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555). 

Cochran also fled from police on 9/20/2017 and was charged with Burglary 1st, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking - Auto, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief and Parole violation.  

 

Adair County Sheriff’s Office in search of Wanted Man

 

Robet Hausdorfer

The Adair County Sheriff's Office would like your help locating ROBERT J HAUSDORFER.

Hausdorfer is wanted in connection with an on-going investigation. He is also wanted on Felony Indictment Warrants, and Probation and Parole Violations.

ROBERT J HAUSDORFER is approximately white 5'9'', 135 pounds, Bald, with Hazel eyes and wears glasses.

If anyone may know of the whereabouts of Hausdorfer please call the Adair County Sheriff's Office or Adair County 911 Center. Tips can remain anonymous.

October Adair Circuit Court Indictments

Andrew Ross White 201 White Lane Columbia KYCount 1 Robbery in the second degree- the defendant knowingly & unlawfully used physical force upon Ieshea Jones in the course of committing a theft of $130.00 and a cell phone Bail $25,000.00 cash; Count 2 persistent felony offender in the First degree-  Count 3 Assault in the Fourth Degree-the defendant intentionally or wantonly slapping and chocking and causing physical injury to Iesha Jones.

Jeremy A Dial 200 Hudson St Columbia KY Count 1 Assault in the 3 Degree-the defendant intentionally caused or attempted to cause physical injury to Officer Johnny Dial-Count 2 disorderly Conduct in the First Degree-Count 3 Terroristic Threatening in the 3rd Degree the defendant threatened Columbia Police Office Johnny Dial-Count 4 Resisting Arrest.

Timothy J Anglin 806 Burkesville St Columbia KY- Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration-Second or Subsequent offense.

Derek Lee Riter 445 Sullivan road Columbia KY-Count 1 Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree-the defendant under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to Tommy Melson- Count 2 Assault in the Fourth Degree-the defendant intentionally or wantonly struck Tommy Melson with his hands and fists, causing physical injury to Melson-Count 3 Fleeing or evading the police in the second degree.

Joshua Blake Hicks 25 A Vintage Lane Campbellsville KY- Trafficking in Marijuana 8 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds.

Anthony C Sexton 2200 Weed-Sparksville Road Columbia KY- Count 1 Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree-2 grams or more or Methamphetamine. Bail $5,000.00/sec prop- Count 2 Driving while license suspended for DUI-Count 3 Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol-.08-Second Offense-Count 4 Failure to Produce Insurance Card.

Iradell May Slater 85 Slater Road Edmonton- Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree. The defendant possessed or uttered a forged check was forged and with the intent to defraud, deceive or injure another said check being check number 1133 in the amount of !107.98 drawn on the account of Stephanie Slater at the Community Trust Bank Bail $1,500.00 sec property.

Richard P Baldwin 1125 Gaston Ave Columbia KY-Count 1 Fleeing or Evading the Police in the First Degree-Count 2 Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree-Count 3 Wanton Endangerment In The First Degree(Police Officer)-the defendant committed the offense of Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree when under circumstance manifesting an extreme indifference to human life, he wantonly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person when he operated a motor vehicle in a wanton manner during a police pursuit and thereby endangered the life of Kentucky State Police Trooper Jonathan Carlock. Count 4- Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree-Count 5 Criminal Mischief in the First Degree- Count 6 Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree-Count 7 Possession of  A Controlled Substance in the First Degree-First Offense (Methamphetamine) Count 8 Operating   A Motor Vehicle While under the Influence of Alcohol- Count 9 Speeding (26 MPH Over Limit)-Count 10 Reckless Driving-Count 11 Operating on A Suspended/Revoked Operators License-Count 12 Resisting Arrest-Count 13 Failure to or Improper Signal Count 14 Disregarding Traffic Control Device-Traffic Light. Bail $50,000.00

Bradley Shane Luttrell 4445 Dunnville Road Columbia KY Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree – First Offense 2 grams or more of Methamphetamine.  Firearms Enhanced Count 2 Possession of A Handgun By A Convicted Felon. Count 3 Possession of A Firearm by a Convicted Felon- Count 4 Receiving Stolen Property- Firearm- the defendant received, retained or disposed of a Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun the movable property of Cheryl Roy, or another person, knowing that said property had been stolen or having reason to believe that it had been stolen. Count 5 Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree. Count 6 Trafficking in Marijuana less than 8 ounces second or subsequent offense – Firearms enhanced. Count 7 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Basil $10,000.00

Anthony Lee Allen 289 Neff Road Liberty Count 1 Assault in the 3rd Degree the defendant committed the offense to Kentucky State Police George Atwood, a state, county, city, or federal peach officer, by intentionally causing or attempting to cause physical injury to Det. George Atwood. Count 2 Resisting Arrest. Count 3 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Count 4 Possession of Marijuana Bail $5,000.00

Daniel Hensley 130 Sams Lane Knifley KY Count 1 Trafficking in Marijuana 8 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds first offense (fire arms enhanced) Count 2 Marijuana Cultivation Less than 5 Plants First Offense Count 3 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bail $5,000.00

Teresa Leshay Henley130 Sams Lane Knifley KY Count 1 Trafficking in Marijuana 8 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds first offense (fire arms enhanced) Count 2 Marijuana Cultivation Less than 5 Plants First Offense Count 3 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bail $2,500.00/sec property

Thomas Michael Holder 130 Sams Lane Knifley KY Count 1 Possession of A Handgun by A Convicted Felon Count 2 Trafficking in marijuana 8 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds. Bail $2,500.00

Vada Dewayne Scott 276 North Field St. Ponchatoula Louisiana Complicity to Criminal Possession of A Forged Instrument in the Second Degree. Bail $10,000.00

Reggie Omar Jackson 12061 Northwood Drive Hammond Louisiana

Complicity to Criminal Possession of A Forged Instrument in the Second Degree 3 Counts  Bail $10,000.00

Willie Edward Jackson12061 Northwood Drive Hammond Louisiana Complicity to Criminal Possession of A Forged Instrument in the Second Degree 3 Counts  Bail $10,000.00

Michael Scott Cole 146 Green Street Nashville Tennessee Count 1 Possession of A Forged Instrument in the Second Degree the defendant with the knowledge that said check was forged and with the intent to defraud, deceive or injure another, said check being check number 10496 dated August 1, 2017 in the amount of $4,900.00 drawn of the account of Bobby Dale Sneed D/B/A A-1 Auto Sales, and was made payable to Michael Cole and cashed at the Bank of Columbia. Count 2 Criminal Possession of A Forged Instrument in the Second Degree. Count 3 Criminal Possession of A Forged Insturment in The Second Degree. Bail $5,500.00 Cash  

WAIN remindins our listeners and readers that an indictments are a legal accusation and the defendants are innocent until proven guilty.