August 22, 2017

A Russell County man was arrested Monday evening for drug trafficking and possession


Just after 7:00 p.m. Deputy Evan Burton conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck being operated by Aldon McQueary, Jr., age 47, on Crowe Street in Russell Springs.

The subsequent investigation resulted in McQueary being arrested on numerous charges including DUI, Improper Turning, Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth) and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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

Sgt. Mark Cromwell & Deputy Nathan Ginn assisted with the investigation.




Russell Springs, KY, August 22, 2017 - Russell County Coroner’s Office and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources are conducting a joint investigation into the death of a 70 year old male, Kenneth E. Ducklo, a resident of Hamilton, OH. He was discovered by other boaters just after 17:00 CST on August 21, 2017. He was pronounced dead on August 21, 2017 at 17:53 CST by Russell County Coroner, Michael Reynolds. An autopsy conducted on August 22, 2017 at the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort, KY, revealed preliminary cause of death to be multiple blunt force trauma injuries as a result of an apparent boating accident on Lake Cumberland East of Campbells Landing, Nancy, KY.


August 20, 2017


Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on the morning of August 19, 2017 at approximately 5:15am, Deputy Josh Durbin was dispatched to 10233 Russell Springs Road for a burglary in progress. Once on scene, 37 year old Jeremy Thomas of Russell Springs was taken into custody. After a short investigation it was determined that Thomas had several stolen items in his possession that were stolen from a business located on Russell Road in Adair County along with a substantial amount of methamphetamine. . Thomas was arrested on charges of Theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Thomas was arrested by Deputy Josh Durbin and lodged in the Adair County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond. Deputy Durbin was assisted on scene by officers from Russell Springs Police Department and Russell County Sheriff's Office and Adair County Deputy Aaron Rainwater.


The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a request from the Barren County sheriff’s Office to attempt to locate a stolen 2014 Honda Rancher ATV. During an investigation the Taylor Sheriff’s Office located evidence linking Brandon Hicks of Campbellsville to the missing ATV. On Sunday Deputies Dickie Benningfield and Mark Dickens located the ATV at a residence on South Columbia Ave. in Campbellsville. Hicks was located hiding in the bushes behind the residence. He was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property over $500.00. Senior Deputy Rodney Cox is leading the investigation. The Campbellsville Police Department assisted in the recovering the ATV. Hicks was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.


Robert Hernandez age 30 of Hatcher Road of Campbellsville driving a 2005 Ford Escape was traveling West on Hatcher road. Hernandez stated he momentarily took his eyes off the roadway, the next thing he could remember is waking up with people all around his vehicle when his 2005 Ford Escape ran off the right side of the roadway, traveled a short distance and made contact with a large tree. Hernandez was injured in the accident and treated at the scene by Taylor county EMS and transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for several broken ribs and a laceration to his head.

August 18, 2017


Adair County Sheriff’s Office makes several arrests

On 08/16/2017 Sheriff Moss and Deputy Padgett were dispatched to a call on Keen Wilson Road Columbia on a welfare check. After making contact with 20 year old Adam Harris of Columbia, Harris became uncooperative. Harris was arrested on charges of Assault 3rd degree (on police officer), Resisting arrest, Disorderly conduct 2nd degree and Criminal Mischief 3rd degree.

Harris was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

Sheriff Moss is reporting that on 08/17/2017 two Drug related arrests were made by Adair County Deputies.

21 year old Jonathan Dickson and 22 year old Dillon Burton both of Columbia were arrested early Thursday morning by Deputy Padgett on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of amphetamines and possession of controlled substance drug unspecified. Both were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Deputy Joey Keith assisted in the investigation.

On 08/17/2017 a traffic stop led to two arrests. 24 year old Nicole Longino-Teodoro of Jamestown was arrested on charges of Failure to register motor vehicle, Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol 1st offence, no or expired registration plates and Failure to maintain insurance. Also arrested was 36 year old Andrew Gaskin of Jamestown. Gaskin was charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, Possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree and tampering with physical evidence. Both were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Deputy Justin Cross and Deputy Joey Keith are investigating the incident.


The Lindsey Wilson College Wares Fair was a Success

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The Chamber of Commerce's 11th Wares Fair that was attended by 350 students with 40 local businesses, churches and organizations showing the students what they have to offer and welcoming them to Columbia. Each vendor gave a $25 door prize and other give aways. Students were from literally across the world with the Chamber's grand prize of $250 being won by a young man from Kenya, Africa. LWC gave away $500 in grand prizes. LWC's Randy Burns and Abe Cross for emceed the event.


Columbia Police arrest two Adair County Residents on Drug related charges after early morning traffic stop.

   On 08-17-17 at 0130 CPD Officer Charles Greer and Josh Brockman initiated a traffic stop on Campbellsville Street on a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck for a moving violation. As a result of the stop two Adair county residents were arrested on multiple charges. Arrested was

33 year Latin Stotts on charges of

Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Physical evidence, and two outstanding Adair County District Court Warrants of Arrest served.

28 year old Kimberly Streeval

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and 1 outstanding Adair County District Court Warrant of Arrest served

Both subjects were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Officer Brockman and Officer Greer are continuing the investigation


Murder in Metcalfe County

46-year-old Bobbie Lawson, of Summershade, KY, was arrested today and charged with Murder, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Abuse of a Corpse.  Post 15 was contacted by the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Department in reference to a deceased person found at a residence on Nobob Summer Shade Road.  The investigation led to the arrest of Lawson who was lodged in the Metcalfe County Jail.  

The State Medical Examiner's office used fingerprint comparisons to confirm the identity of the deceased as 30-year-old Bobby L. Hubert, of Summer Shade, KY.  Hubert and Bobbie Lawson shared the residence where they became involved in an argument that led to Hubert being shot and killed by Lawson, who remains lodged in the Metcalfe County jail.  The investigation is ongoing.  Detective Kenny Brown is investigating.

August 17-2017


The total dollars raised on August 5th, 2017 for Reach Out for Kosair Kids was $32,600.00. The event was held at the Cave City Convention Center. This brings the 6 year Grand Total to   $162,000.00 which goes to Kosair Charities.


Adair Circuit Court August Indictments

Bobby Ray Roberts, Jr. 166 New Hope Church Road, Columbia KY: Count 1: trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree-first offense(less than 4 grams of Cocaine) Count 2: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Count 3: possession of a controlled substance in the second degree (drug Unspecified) Count 4: Prescription controlled substance not in original container – first offense Count 5: Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/ etc. or alcohol concentration of or above-First offense Count 6: Possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.

Robert Joseph Hausdorfer, 604 Fairground St, Columbia KY: Count 1 Burglary in the second degree. Hausdorfer enter or remained unlawfully in a dwelling owned by Charles Norfleet, or another person, with the intent to commit a crime. Count 2: persistent felony offender in the first degree: Count 3: Burglary in the Third Degree: Count 4: Persistent felony offender in the first degree: Count 5-theft by unlawful taking/disposition $500 or more but under $10,000.00. Hausdorfer knowingly and unlawfully took or exercised control over numerous items of property, all having a value of more than $500.00 but less than $10,000.00, same being the movable property of Lucas Young , or another person, with the intent to deprive the owner. Count 6- Persistent felony offender in the first degree. Count 7- Criminal mischief in the third degree- Hausdorfer intentionally or wantonly deface, destroyed, or damaged property owned by Charles Norfleet, by intentionally or wantonly damaging the rear door and frame of a mobile home and the rear door and lock of an outbuilding, causing pecuniary loss of less than $500.00.

Harvey Lee Pennington 1980 Oil Well Road, Glasgow KY Count 1 Burglary in the second degree- Pennington entered or remained unlawfully in the residence of James Byrd, with the intent to commit a crime. Count 2: Theft by unlawful taking/disposition $500 or more but under $10,000.00- Pennington knowingly and unlawfully took or exercised control over the numerous items of personal property, including a bathtub, a bathtub vanity with a sink and mirror, kitchen table and chairs, kitchen cabinets, wood stove, doors, lumber, hand tools, screws, nails, a ladder a shovel, and a rake and or miscellaneous other items of property, all having a value of more than $500.00 but less than $10,000.00, same being the movable property of James Byrd. Count 3 Criminal mischief in the first degree.

Daniel George Spieker 39 Wheat Road, Columbia KY- Count 1 Leaving the scene of an accident failure to render aid/ with death or serious physical injury. Count 2: Failure to produce insurance card.

William Todd Bryant 1404 Snake Creek Columbia KY- Count 1 Human trafficking- victim under eighteen 18 years of age. Count 2 Sodomy in the First Degree 45 Counts. Bryant engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with J.L. an unnamed male whose date of birth is xx/xx/2007, and who was incapable of consent because he was less than 12 years old, on at least 45 separate occasions. Count 47-296 Possession of Matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor- 250 Counts. Bryant had in his possession or under his control matter which visually depicted a sexual performance by a minor person when Bryant had in his possession or under his control approximately 7,000 but no less than 250 digital images, photographs, videos, and/or motion pictures depicting an actual sexual performance by a minor person with knowledge of its content and character, and that the sexual performance is by a minor. Count 297 Promoting a sexual performance by a minor under 16.

Jodessi K Scholl 136 Colony Drive, Columbia KY – Count 1 Possession of a controlled substance in the first degree- first offense (methamphetamine)Count 2 Possession of marijuana. Count 3 possession of drug paraphernalia.

Heather George Bryant 284 N HWY 127 Russell Springs KY- Assault in the second degree. Bryant intentionally caused physical injury to Chelsie Adams by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument or she wantonly caused serious physical injury to Chelsie Adams by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument, when she cut Chelsie Adams in the face and stabbed her in the back with a knife.

WAIN reminds or listeners that an indictment is a legal accusation and the defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

August 16, 2017



Forty-one Cadets Graduate from Kentucky State Police Academy

 The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 41 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort today. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 866 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders said the addition of these newly-graduated troopers will help with the current strength, but does not come close to resolving the agency’s shortage of personnel.

“Like other police agencies, we have been challenged with maintaining our strength of active officers in light of retirements and attrition,” Sanders said. “In 2000, the agency manpower was more than 1,000. Yet, we are doing more today with fewer personnel and resources than we had back then. To add to this dilemma, we are servicing a higher population while seeing new crime that we didn’t have in the past such as human trafficking, electronic sexual exploitation of children and the potential threat of terrorism.” 

Sanders went on to say that “the role of law enforcement has developed exponentially to meet the needs of an ever-changing society, and KSP is a significantly more specialized agency compared to the past. With more troopers working in specialized capacities that means fewer troopers available to respond to calls for service.”   

The new troopers are part of the agency’s 95th cadet class, which was the agency’s fourth Law Enforcement Accelerated Program (LEAP), a condensed course for current officers who have two years of Kentucky Police Officer Professional Standards (POPS) law enforcement experience.

They reported for duty on May 21, 2017 in a class that consisted of 63 cadets. Twenty-two resigned during the program.

The training included more than 500 hours of classroom and field study in subjects such as constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed vehicle pursuit, criminal investigations, computer literacy, hostage negotiations, evidence collection, radio procedures, search and seizure, crash investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, land navigation, electronic crimes, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials.

Several members of the class earned special recognitions including valedictorian Matt Parmley, of Monticello, Ky., and salutatorian Jerry Baker, of Viper, Ky.

Clayton Ellis, of Elizabethtown, Ky., received the Ernie Bivens Award, an honor presented to the cadet who, in the opinion of the KSP Academy staff supported by input from the cadets themselves, shows distinction as a class leader, strives for academic excellence and has excelled in all phases of the academy’s physical and vocational training.

Justin Flannery, of Hazel Green, Ky., received the Commissioner’s Commitment to Excellence Award, which is presented to cadets who demonstrate leadership, the desire to get the job done and the determination to be the best every day.

The following is a list of the new troopers, their duty assignments and their hometowns or residences:


Jay D. Dunn, Mayfield

James B. Luckett, Louisville


Richard Hunter Carroll, Hopkinsville


Joseph O. Beasley, Leitchfield

Richard C. Ellis, Elizabethtown

Tyler K. Lynch, Big Spring


Neal M. Barnes, Richmond

Casey Y. Caudill, Winchester

Toney R. Dollins, Jr., Crab Orchard

Jack E. Lakes, Annville

Joshua S. Roaden, Berea

Carl B. Roark, Richmond

Jacob R. Shepherd, Lancaster

Adam R.G. Short, Mt. Vernon


Justin A. Flannery, Hazel Green

Christopher H. Ingram, Ewing

Justin T. Reynolds, Florence

Kyler B. Wright, Morehead


Billy E. Holbrook, Paintsville

Darvin E. Marsillett, Auxier


Sidney K. Wagner, Corbin

Michael A. Wilson, London


Shawn M. Boroviak, London

Keegan T. Bray, Somerset

Adam Cole Dodson, Monticello

Jordan P. Hopkins, London

Matthew Kyle Parmley, Monticello

Travis Lane Thompson, Somerset

Seath A. Whiles, Somerset

Logan T. Wolfe, Manchester


Bradley S. Gillock, Morehead

Andrew W. Lee, Lebanon

William C. Spears, Lawrenceburg


William W. Adams, Whitesburg

Jerry A. Baker, Hazard

Wilson G. Jones, Hazard


Dexter B. Colvin, Campbellsville

Ricky E. Cross, Edmonton

Daniel S. Forbis, Campbellsville

Allen D. Shirley, Columbia


Shaun R. Schroader, Philpot     

Each new trooper will be supervised by a training officer for six to eight weeks after reporting to their post assignments.



Russell County Schools will not have school on Monday August 21st due to the solar eclipse. They will have a non-traditional institute day and assignments will be sent home with students on Friday.