LOCAL NEWS

May 12, 2017

On 05-10-2017 a trespassing call on Casey Creek Road lead to
multiple arrests for the Adair County Sheriff's Office. At
approximately 9:15pm  Adair County Sheriff's Deputies Brandon
Hitch and Justin Cross responded to 675 Casey Creek Road on a
trespassing complaint.

Upon arrival Hitch and Cross located several individuals inside
the residence and requested other Law Enforcement units to respond.
They attempted to make contact with the individuals but no one would
answer the door. After a lengthy investigation it was determined that
four of the six individuals inside the residence had active warrants for
their arrest. 34 year old Kathryn Rhodes of Liberty was arrested on a
Casey County warrant on drug charges, 24 year old Rhianna Evans of
Liberty was arrested on 3 active Casey County warrants, 31 year old
Stephen Edwards of Columbia was arrested on an outstanding Russell
County warrant and 47 year old Marcus White from Liberty was
arrested on an outstanding Casey County warrant. All individuals were
lodged in the Adair County Jail with bond not yet been set. Also assisting
on scene was Sheriff Harrison Moss, Deputy Josh Durbin and KSP
Troopers Clint Bale and Billy Begley.

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AGENDA

ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

MAY 16, 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  4.  BUDGET TRANSFERS

5. BUDGET AMENDMENT – 1ST READING

6. PERSONNEL – HIRE FULL TIME EMPLOYEE AT G.R.A.S.

7. ADJOURN

This meeting is open to the public.

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The Annual Meeting of Duo County Telephone Cooperative’s
members will be held Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the
Russell County High School gymnasium for the purpose
of electing Trustees and reporting on the Coop's operations.
We will have refreshments, giveaways and door prizes and we
look forward to seeing all of our members at the meeting!
 
ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND REGISTRAION BEGINS
@ 6:00pm!

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The Adair County Fiscal Court Personnel Committee will be have
a meeting Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. CT in the basement
of the Adair County Courthouse Annex building. This meeting is
open to the public. 

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May 9, 2017

Columbia Police Department  would like to announce its second
venue for the drug forums .  In a series of meetings that started
in the City of Columbia at the Judicial Center , Columbia Police will
begin taking their message out into the county communities.

   On May 16th , 2017 at 6 pm we will be at the Breeding area Fire
Department .  We will be discussing several topics such as :

Growing use of illegal narcotics Crowing rate of addiction The rise of
health related issues such as Hepatitis Economics impacts on
community tax payers . Treatment programs How you can help!!    
There will be time for question and answer session  and  we will
discuss some things you might observe for that would indicate
possible drug activity in your area.  We was very pleased with the
turnout and participation we had at our first forum and we hope to
see you again .

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On April 19th the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, along
with several partners, put on a “Ghost Out” at the Russell County
High School in efforts of educating the entire student body on the
dangers of Drunk & Distracted Driving.

Thanks to Hutch Digital & Duo-County Telecom, our “Ghost Out”
will be televised on Duo-County Telecom several times over the
next few weeks. We hope you and your family will watch this
special program.

The “Ghost Out” will be shown on Duo-County Telecom Channels
102 and 408 (HD) at 7:00 p.m. each Monday, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday through the date of Russell County High School’s Senior
graduation.

THANK YOU Eric West for making this happen! The first showing
will be tonight. (May 8th)

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AGENDA

ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT MEETING

MAY 9, 2017@ 6:00 P.M.

ADAIR COUNTY ANNEX BASEMENT

424 PUBLIC SQUARE, COLUMBIA, KENTUCKY 42728

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRAYER

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

Announcements

1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. April 11, 2017 Regular

3. DISBURSEMENTS

4. REPORTS

A.) SHERIFF'S REPORT

B.) JAIL REPORT

C.) ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT

D.) G.R.A.S. REPORT

E.) COMMITTEE REPORTS

F.) 911 REPORT

5. TREASURER’S REPORT-MOTION TO RECEIVE

6. BUDGET AMENDMENTS

7. BUDGET TRANSFERS

8. COURT ORDERS

9. READING OF ROADS

10. ACTION ITEMS:

 

  1. Adair Co. Health Dept. – Needle Exchange Program

  2. 4th of July Fireworks Discussion

  3. Personnel – Hire FT Employee for Road Dept.

  4. Approval to pay Rescue Squad $147.34 for Unclaimed Property

  5. Approval to Pay ABC Officer Monthly Salary

  6. Inmate Meals Discussion

  7. Opening of Health Insurance Bids

  8. Board of Assessment Appeals – Tia White 3 year term

  9. Appoint Mitchel Poff Chairman of Board of Assessment Appeals

  10. Sleep Inn Tax Exemption Discussion

  11. First Reading of 2017-2018 Budget

  12. Approval of Standing Orders for 2017-2018 Budget

  13. PHI, Inc. – Helicopter Service at Airport

  14. Courthouse Repair Discussion

  15. Permission to Advertise for Bids – Road Materials 2017-2018

11. OTHER BUSINESS

12. PUBLIC COMMENTS

13. ADJOURN

This meeting is open to the public



May 8, 2017

Russell County Sheriff's Report

An investigation by Sgt. Mark Cromwell has resulted in burglary
and other charges against a Russell Springs man.

While on patrol on KY 92 South between midnight and 1:00 a.m.
on Thursday, April 27th, Sgt. Cromwell heard a loud “banging noise”
coming from inside Anchorage Marine. Further investigation revealed
a garage door open on the north side of the building and a window
busted out on the south side.

Sgt. Cromwell was soon assisted by Deputy Dustin Bunch and
Jamestown Police Officer Jeremy England. A thorough search of the
building and nearby premises did not turn up any individuals.

The owners of Anchorage Marine were contacted and responded to
the scene. The business’ video surveillance system was instrumental
in identifying the perpetrator.

On May 1st, Travis Brewster, 29, was taken into custody on warrants
obtained by Sgt. Cromwell charging Brewster with Burglary and
Criminal Mischief.

Brewster was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention
Cen
ter.

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Russell County Sheriff's report

Five persons escaped a two-vehicle collision with no serious
injuries late Saturday morning.

Deputy Nathan Antle’s investigation determined a 2004 Ford car
being driven by Lester Tallon, 50, of Columbia was southbound on
U.S. 127 when a 2012 Chrysler van operated by Margie Collins, 78,
also of Columbia, attempted to turn left from the northbound lane
into Damron Creek Road, pulling into the path of Tallon’s car.

Both drivers, as well as two passengers in the Tallon car and one
passenger in the Collins van, were examined at the scene by
Russell County EMS personnel but all declined transportation to a
medical facility.

The wreck occurred at 11:28 a.m. about six miles north of Russell
Springs.

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On Friday April,5,2017 at approximately 5:00pm Adair County
Sheriff Harrison Moss and Deputy Josh Durbin was dispatched to
TJ heath in Columbia after a male had walked in with a gunshot
wound to his side. Upon arrival it was found that the shooting had
taken place at 575 Gentry Mill Road after 39 year old Bradley Hicks
from Campbellsville and a unknown male had gotten into a physical
altercation which resulted in Mr. Hicks being shot. Mr. Hicks was taken
By Adair County EMS to university of Louisville hospital where he is
listed in good condition. The investigation is ongoing with charges
likely Deputy Durbin is the investigating officer and is being assisted
by Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss and the Kentucky State Police.

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May 5, 2017

DOGS TAGS

Adair County, it’s time to renew dog licenses for 2017

Tags are available starting June 1 at the following locations:

  • Adair County Clerk’s Office, 424 Public Square

  • Green River Animal Shelter, Jim Blair Road

  • Participating veterinary facilities locally and in surrounding counties

Tags are $ 10 for single dog and $25 for kennel licenses

Please have the following information available when purchasing your tags:

Name of owner, address, telephone, breed, sex, age, markings, and name of dog.

For additional information please contact the Judges Office, 270-384-2801

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May 3, 2017

Green County injury collision

Columbia, Ky. (
May 3, 2017)Trooper Charles 
Hedgespeth is investigating a collision that occurred
on Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 9:17 AM CST on Main Street,
in the limits of Greensburg. 24-year-old Laura Bishop,
of Greensburg, was operating an eastbound 2015
Chevy passenger car on the square when she struck
a 2008 Nissan being operated by 53-year-old
Charlotte Mitchell, of Summersville, in the rear.
Bishop and Mitchell were both belted at the time of the
collision. Bishop was transported by EMS to Jane Todd
Crawford hospital in Greensburg for non-Life
threatening injuries. Trooper Hedgespeth was assisted
at the scene by Greensburg City Police, Fire, EMS and
Rescue.

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Post 15 activity for April, 2017

Columbia, Ky. (May 3, 2017)
– During the month of April 2017,
there were 14 traffic accidents investigated by the
State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11
counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green,
Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.
There have been no fatal collisions during the month
of April in the Post 15 area.
This brings our yearly fatality count to 5 compared with
6 through this same period in 2016.
Statewide fatality count stands at 217 compared with
236 through this same period in 2016.
During the month of April 2017, there were 1078 citations
written, 164 courtesy notices written, 1582 vehicles
inspected, 704 complaints answered, 56 motorists assisted,
59 criminal cases opened and 224 criminal arrests made.

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REMINDER:  EARLY RELEASE FRIDAYS OVER FOR
REMAINDER OF SCHOOL YEAR
A reminder for students and parents:  Early Release
Fridays have concluded for the 2016-2017 school year. 
Students will stay at school for the entire day -- until
2:45 p.m. -- from now until the end of the school year.

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Memorial service for fallen Trooper, Johnny Edrington
Columbia, Ky. (May 3, 2017)A memorial service for
fallen Trooper Johnny Edrington will be held on Wednesday,
May 17th, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST at the Brookside Cemetery.
Brookside is located on West Main Street in Campbellsville, KY.  
Tpr. Edrington was shot and killed during a traffic stop on
KY 80, seven miles west of London on Laurel County on
December 20, 1988.  His murder has never been solved
and remains under investigation.  


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CAREER DAY AT ADAIR COUNTY PRIMARY CENTER
Students learn about jobs and careers in a variety of fields
By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools
Students at Adair County Primary Center learned about
a wide variety of jobs and careers Tuesday at the school’s
Career Day, which featured several guests from both
Adair County High School and the community.
“It’s a great opportunity for kids to learn about what
they’d like to pursue when they grow up,” says ACPC
Principal Patty Jones.  “Dressing up is probably the
students’ favorite part – it gives them a chance to express
themselves, and we’ve had a lot of them come dressed as
their parents’ professions.”
There were four booths set up – two in the gymnasium,
and two outside – for each class to visit.  ACHS students
ran two of the booths:  The FFA booth, where students
learned about farming and agriculture, and the health
sciences booth, which examined the healthcare industry
and the many jobs available in the field.  The other two
presenters were Adair EMS, whose workers talked
about their important, fast-paced work in emergency
response, and Dana King with Red Barn Veterinary
Services, who discussed professions dealing with animal
care and small business.
ACPC counselor Kim Barnett, who helped organize
the event, says Career Day is a chance for kids to
become acquainted with new and different career
options they might not have been aware of before. 
“They’re so young, so it’s important to introduce
them to all the different avenues available,” Barnett
explains.  “They might know a little bit about a job,
but this is an opportunity to learn more in-depth about
a career.”
Family Resource Center coordinator Paula Garrison wishes
to thank the many people who helped make Career
day at ACPC a rousing success.  “We would like to thank
both the high school students and community volunteers
who took time out of their schedules and shared
their valuable knowledge with all ACPC students,”
Garrison says.  “We wouldn’t be able to do this without
them.”

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