Dec. 3 Taylor Co. man arrested on drug related charges

Taylor county man arrested on drug charges after
CPD responds to a suspicious person complaint.

  On 12-01-16 at 4:33 pm Officers  Charles Greer
and Jamie Cole received a complaint of a suspicious
male on Carrie Bolin Drive. Upon their arrival they
searched the area he was last seen and located 27
year old Joseph Murrell of Campbellsville hiding
behind a building. Further investigation revealed
he had an outstanding warrant of arrest from Adair
County District Court. Murrell was also found to be
in possession of Methamphetamine , Suboxone ,
and a Syringe .   Murrell was lodges in the Adair
County Regional Jail on charges of Possession of
Controlled Substance 1st degree  Methamphetamine ,
Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd Degree ,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and a Failure to
Appear (Bench Warrant )  . Ofc Charles Greer is
continuing the investigation.



Dec. 3 Injury accident

On Saturday December 3 at approximately 5:00 pm ,
the Adair County Sheriff's Office was dispatched 12
miles west on highway 80 to a single vehicle accident
with injuries.  A 1999 Suzuki driven by 50 year old
Tommy Murphy of Columbia left the roadway, traveled
over an embankment coming to rest against a tree. 
Mr Murphy was transported to TJ Glasgow and later
airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital.

A female passenger, Delilah Foley also of Columbia
was entrapped and was removed by the Breeding Fire
Department.  Miss Foley was airlifted to University Of
Louisville Hospital with serious injuries. Deputy Josh
Durbin is the investigating officer with charges pending. 
Alcohol\ drugs believe to be a factor.



Dec. 2 Burn Ban Lifted

Adair County, Kentucky

Open Burning Ban Lifted

Executive Order #2016-9 implementing an open
burning ban for Adair County, which was issued
Nov. 5, 2016, has been lifted by Judge Executive
Michael Lee Stephens.


Michael Lee Stephens, Adair County Judge Executive

Director of Adair Co. Emergency Management Mike
Keltner reminds the public that while Executive Order
#2016-9 prohibiting open burning has been lifted,
the Kentucky Division of Forestry mandates are still
in effect. The Fall Forest Fire Hazard season ends
Dec. 15. During this time it is illegal to burn anything
within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between
the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Keltner would also like to ask the public to use caution
during periods of high winds and would like to remind
the community to practice fire safety at all times.



Dec. 1 Post 15 Safety Checks

Columbia, Ky. (December 1, 2016) - Kentucky
State Police, Post 15 will be conducting safety
traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area which includes
Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell,
Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland.  
Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers,
children that are not properly restrained in child
safety seats and informing the public about the
use of seatbelts.  These safety checkpoints will be
conducted in various locations throughout the Post
15 area that are experiencing a high ratio of vehicular
crashes resulting in injury and/or death compared to
relatively low safety restraint usage ratio.  


Dec. 1 Injury accident

COLUMBIA, Ky. (December 1, 2016) Trooper
Chase Willis is investigating a collision that
occurred on December 1, 2016 at 4:10 PM
EDT at the intersection of KY 206 and KY 70
in Casey County.  62-year-old Pamela S
Howard, of Greensburg, was operating a
westbound 2016 GMC SUV on KY 70 when
she attempted a left hand turn onto KY 70.
She turned into the path of a 2001 Ford Van
being operated by 36-year-old Jonathan D
Brown, of Liberty. Brown was traveling East
on KY 70 and was struck in the driver’s side.
Howard was belted and was not injured.  Brown
was belted and was flown from the scene to
the University of Kentucky Hospital for
treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Trooper Willis was assisted at the scene by additional 
members of the Kentucky State Police, Casey County
Sheriff’s Department, Fire, EMS and Rescue.