LOCAL NEWS

November 23rd Burn Ban Reminder

This is a reminder of the county wide Burn Ban.
 As of November 21st
2016 at 10:00AM, 100 Kentucky counties have
a burn ban issued and
in effect. 
The Kentucky Division of Forestry has provided
these tips for hot wood ash disposal.  
Improper disposal of hot wood ashes from fireplaces,
woodstoves, grills, BBQ pits, and campfires can
spark wildfires. These fires ignite in areas such as
homesteads, rental cabins, or parks where camping
is popular.
With safe and proper care, hot ash disposal can be done
without harm to human life and property. 
Treat all wood ashes as if they are hot!
• Whenever possible, wait at least 24 hours to remove
hot ashes
• Ashes should be removed with a metal shovel and
placed into a metal bucket with a tight lid
• Buckets should be clean and not contain any combustible
materials
• Place your ash bucket outside – away from combustibles
such as dry grass, leaves, pine cones and pine straw.
• Pour water into your bucket and stir until you can’t feel
any heat with the back of your hand
• Do not place hot ashes in a dumpster because there are
always othercombustible materials in it
• Do not dispose of ashes in a paper, cardboard, or plastic
container
• Do not assume the ashes are cold and pour them on the
ground or into a hole. Leaves can blow onto them and spark
a wildfire.
 
 

November 22, 2016

Columbia Police Department investigated a two vehicle injury accident that occurred on Jamestown street.

On 11-22-16 at 3pm CPD officers Charles Greer and Josh Brockman was dispatched to an injury collision on Jamestown street. Preliminary investigation shows that 24 year old Brittany Brown of Columbia was traveling north when she crossed the center line of roadway in a 1994 Chevrolet pickup and struck a 2014 Ford F-150 operated by Sammy Taylor of Columbia. Taylor was traveling south and partially entered the ditch line to try and avoid collision but was still struck. A 14 year old passenger in Taylor's vehicle was transported to TJ Health of Columbia by Adair County Ems for treatment of injuries. The collision is being investigated by Ofc. Charles Greer

November 21, 2016

The Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a call
a vehicle fire located just off of US 68 onto Palestine
Rd. The investigation revealed that 2 unknow people
died as a result of the fire and wre located inside of
the vehicle. Both bodies were transported to the
Medical Examiners office in Louisville for autopsy on
11/22/16. Names will be released one identification
has been confirmed and proper notifiaction has been
made. Investigation is on-going.

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November 19, 2016

Columbia Police responds to shots being fired on
college campus.
On 11-18-2016 Columbia Police
Department Officers revived a call from Adair County
911 of reported gunshots on the campus of Lindsey Wilson. 

Officers met with LWC Public Safety and Dean of
Students Chris Schmidt and began to interview
witnesses and watch surveillance footage.  Officers
where able to observe that a gray 4 door car of Unknown
make pulled into the Horton Hall parking lot at aprox 5:24 pm.
And t aprox 5:37 pm a, male walked up to the window of
vehicle and began to talk with occupants. A few minutes later
you can see the male described as a black male, 160 lbs ,
6ft in height take off running as a black make described as
6 ft in height 160 to 170 lbs wearing a red pullover exited the
vehicle and fired 4 rounds at victim .  Officers were able to
recover the shell casings of 4 fired shots from a 9mm .
The staff at LWC already had immediately notified its students
of incident and had all students to stay inside on lockdown. 
Officers and Public Safety was able to determine that the shooter
had left campus and lifted the lock down at 8:18 pm however
there was a heavy police presence on campus till around 2 a.m. 
as police and staff searched campus and interviewed witnesses.

   Columbia Police Department is continuing the investigation and
tracking down all leads.  At this time we have been able to
determine the shooter is not a student of the campus and could
be a result of an attempted drug related transaction.  The victim
has not contacted authorities as of this press release and their
are no reported injuries at this time .  The investigation is being
headed by CPD Ofc Jamie Cole who was assisted on scene by
additional CPD officers , deputies with the Adair County Sheriffs
office and LWC officials. The department will release more on
incident as case develops.

 

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november 18, 2016

Tpr. Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred on
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at approximately 7:41 PM EDT
on KY 1649, 4 miles east of Liberty.  22-year-old Jordan Luttrell,
of Liberty, was operating a southbound 2002 Chevy Cavalier on
KY 1649 when he lost control, left the roadway and struck a tree.  
Luttrell was not injured but passengers, 33-year-old Kathryn Rhodes
and 19-year-old Brandi Keith, both of Liberty, were transported to
Casey County Hospital and then flown to University of Kentucky
Hospital where they remain in stable condition.No seatbelts were in use. 
Tpr. Likins was assisted at the scene by additional KSP personnel, Casey County Sheriff's dept., Poplar Springs Fire dept., Casey County Rescue
Squad and Casey County EMS.   

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ADAIR GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF
NOVEMBERThe Adair County Grand Jury indictments for
the Month of November returned theses indictments for
Novmeber: Brandon Luttrell of Thomas Ridge Road, Dunnville Ky;
Count 1 possession of marijuana, Count 2 Marijuana Cultivation
(more than 5 plants), Count 3 manufacture of Methamphetamine
second offense, count 4 possession of  a firearm by a convicted
felon. Patrick Tyler Stapleton of Magnolia Drive, Columbia KY;
count 1, theft by unlawful taking over $500.00 but under
$10,000.00. Joshua Witt of Creekbend Road Columbia KY Count
1 possession of a countrolled substance in the first degree, first
offense - cocaine, Count 2 Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess,
Count 3 Resisting arrest, Count 4  Menacing. Jonathon Bryant of
Vester Road, Columbia KY Count 1 Assault in the first degree,
Count 2 Wanton Endangerment in the first degree, Count 3
possession of a firearm by convicted felon, Count 4 possession
of marijuana, Count 5 Drug parapheralia buy/possess.
Leslie A Morris of Magnolia Drive Columbia Count 1 Theft By
unlawful taking over $500.00 but under $10,000.00.
Dennis R Dickens of Townsend Tennessee Count 1 Theft by
deception. James Allen Melson of Tutt Street, Columbia KY
Burglary in the Third degree; Count 2 Possession of controlled
substance 1st degree, 1st offense(methamphetamine),
Count 3 Theft by unlawful takig or disposition, $500.00 or
more but less than $10,000.00 , Count 4 Criminal mischief
3rd degree.

WAIN reminds our viewers and listeners that and indictment
is a legal accusation and the person is innocent until proven
guilty.

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Adair County School Board meeting Thursday night was the
announcement from Supt. Alan Reed that he will retire at the
end of the current year, Dec. 31, 2016.

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Adair County Elementary School students and their families
turned out in big numbers Thursday evening, Nov. 17, 2016
for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Night,
the school’s celebration of empirical learning.


“This is a fun night and the highlight is definitely the science
fair, which our students and their families participate in,” says
ACES Principal Steve Burton.  “It’s always good stuff—everyone
coming together to share what they’ve built and their experiments. 
It’s pretty cool to see.”


In addition to the science fair, which was set up in the school
cafeteria, other rooms were converted into makeshift
experimental labs, allowing students to learn about sound waves,
computer coding, physics, percentages and probabilities, drones,
the water cycle, and much more.  One of the more popular and
entertaining exercises, aiming to teach students about weight
distribution, allowed students to stand on open cartons of eggs
without crushing them.  Only a few messy mishaps were observed.


“It’s great to see so many students and parents enjoying
themselves at an event like this,” Burton says.  “These disciplines
– science, technology, engineering, and math – are important, so

we want to instill that interest early on.”


The event was presented by the Adair County Family Resource
Center, Title I, and the ACES Science Dept.