October 6, 2017

A Campbellsville man was arrested after being found naked inside a residence he broke into.

Lt. David Cain & Deputy Nathan Ginn responded to a burglary call at 8:16 a.m. Wednesday at the residence of McKee Moore, at 29 Lawless Court, off Scotts Chapel Road in Jamestown, after a cleaning service discovered the home had been broken into upon their arrival.

When searching the residence for possible perpetrators, Lt. Cain & Deputy Ginn found 36-year-old Joshua Morton sleeping in a bedroom.

Morton was arrested without incident and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on Burglary, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespassing charges.

An investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department resulted in the arrest of a Jamestown man Thursday afternoon for trafficking in Methamphetamine and Marijuana.


Deputy Nathan Ginn & Det. Joey Hoover obtained a search warrant for the mobile home residence of Timothy D. McWhorter, age 30, located at 42 Jenny Lane off KY 1680, about three miles east of Jamestown.

During the search, Deputies found a quantity of “crystal meth”, Marijuana and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

McWhorter was charged with trafficking in Methamphetamine, over 2 grams and Trafficking in Marijuana, less than 8 ounces.

The search was conducted by Sheriff Clete McAninch, Lt. David Cain, Det. Joey Hoover, Deputy Evan Burton & K-9 Matt, Deputy Nathan Ginn and Deputy Ethan Pike.

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

Columbia Police arrest 2 people in theft and drug charges.

  On 10-4-2017 Columbia Police Officers were dispatched to Wal Mart to a reported theft. Officers were advised that a white female wearing a black hoodie had attempted to push a shopping cart with approximately 2,100 dollars in merchandise out the exit without paying when approached she left the cart and fled in foot with 2 bags that was in the cart.  Officers once on scene found that she had fled the area in a black 4 door car and headed east on the LBN parkway. Officers were able to catch the vehicle on parkway and initiate a traffic stop. As a result of the stop over 700 dollars of merchandise was recovered along with illegal narcotics.  Arrested were

Paul Meese, 25, of Russell Springs charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine

Sarah Nicely, 30, of Somerset   Charged with Felony Theft by Unlawful Taking over 500

  The arrest were made by CPD Ofc. Josh Brockman and Ofc . Charles Greer. They were lodged in Adair County Regional Jail.

    Columbia Police Department arrest Adair County Woman after traffic stop.

       Officers received a call of a suspicious vehicle on 10-4-17 just before midnight in the Greenhill’s subdivision. Officers located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on a 2005 white Honda.  As a result of the stop 31 year old Laura Franklin of Columbia was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree.  Franklin was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by CPD Officers Charles Greer and Josh Brockman.

 Adair County man arrested after on multiple charges after incident that resulted in a state agency building and staff being put on lockdown.

  On 10-05-2017 at approximately 12:36 pm Columbia Police received credible information that a threat had been made by an individual to come onto the property of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services which houses the Family Support and Protection and Permanency.  The threat went on to state that the individual was going to wait and “Pick off the employees one by one as they left the building “. 

    Columbia Police sent on duty officers to the building as well as deputies from the Adair County Sheriff’s Office and off duty officers who were called in to secure the building and staff.  Around 1:30 pm  CPD Sgt Gary Roy and Sgt JR Murphy located the individual and took him into custody where he was transported to Columbia Police Department.  At 3 pm Sgt Gary Roy secured a Warrant for the arrest of Danny Jeffries, 56, of Columbia and placed him under arrest. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail .   Charges include

Terroristic Threatening 3rd degree and Retaliating against a Participant in a Legal Process.  The case remains under investigations by Sgt . Gary Roy

October 2, 2017

A one vehicle wreck around 9:15 a.m. Sunday claimed the life of a Russell County man.

Lt. David Cain’s investigation determined that Charles Curtis Reeder, 52, of 2440 South Highway 379, Jamestown, lost control of his 1996 Dodge truck while eastbound on KY 1058, resulting in the truck leaving the roadway and striking a tree.

Reeder was pronounced dead at the scene by Russell County Coroner Mike Reynolds.

Fire In Adair County

The Adair County Fire Department responded Sunday morning at 9:05 am to a residential camper fire, at 1076 Green Hills Road.  The camper was owned by Ricky Fields and occupied by Justin Fields at the time of fire.   There were15 firemen on the scene for approximately 30 minutes and the camper was a total loss.  

Injury Accident Report From Adair County Sheriff Office

Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that the Adair County Sheriffs Office responded to a single vehicle injury accident around four miles down Greensburg Road on September 30,  2017.

41 year old Eric Cooley of Willisburg Kentucky was driving west on Greensburg Road when he ran off the left shoulder of the roadway and struck a utility pole.

Cooley was transported by Adair County EMS to TJ heath in Columbia for treatment of his injuries. Drugs are believed to be a contributing factor in the accident. Deputy Josh Durbin is the investigating Officer with charges pending.

Paving operations delayed a couple days on Main Street in Russell Springs

One-Lane work zone

Due to a delay with machinery the paving operations that were set to begin tomorrow, Oct. 3, will now begin on Thursday, Oct. 5 on Main Street (KY 379) in Russell County.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is scheduled to perform milling operations later this week on Thursday and Friday afternoon, with full paving operations being performed on Monday, Oct. 9 and Tuesday, Oct. 10. 

During these operations on street parking will be closed and the roadway will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by flaggers. Sidewalks will remain open.

Work will be performed during the day and nighttime hours.

These paving operations are part of an ongoing resurfacing project of KY 379 beginning at the intersection of KY 55 and ending at the intersection of U.S. 127.

The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to allow extra time in reaching their destination.  

September 26, 2017

Sheriff Harrison Moss reports a two vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer sends one to the hospital.

35 year old Mary Higgins of Columbia was traveling north bound on Campbellsville Road when she failed to see a tractor trailer making a left hand turn into Pyles Transport. Higgins vehicle struck the tractor trailer that was being operated by Terry Nevitt of Shivley Kentucky in the rear.

Higgins was treated on scene by Adair County EMS and later transported to T J Health of Columbia for further treatment. Chief Deputy Aaron Rainwater of the Adair County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident.

Fire in Adair County

The Adair County Fire Department responded to 1187 Greens Hills Road to vacant mobile home fire which was totally destroyed by fire.  Property owned by Gary Mann.  There were 9 firemen on the scene for about 30 minutes. 

September 22, 2017


Date Issued 9/22/2017

Time Issued  9:00 A.M.

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers from 1672 Hwy South 55 to 7694 Hwy South 55, Marvin Jones Road, Morrison Road, State Park Road, Dale Morrison Road, 221 Fairplay Road to 1794 Fairplay Road and all side roads in between.

The advisory has been issued due to main line Leak.


Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure.

Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.

For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.

A two vehicle collision just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fairview community sent a Russell Springs man to the local emergency room.

Deputy Ethan Pike’s investigation determined that Tony Gregory, 52, of Russell Springs, was eastbound on KY 80 in a 1991 Ford car, when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a Chevrolet Blazer being operated by Joshua Hudson, 38, also of Russell Springs.

Hudson and a passenger, 35 year old Wanda Bishop, escaped injury.

Gregory was transported by ambulance to the Russell County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Gregory was cited to appear in Russell District Court for Driving Under the Influence.

Information provided through the Russell County Sheriff’s Crime Tip-Line resulted in the seizure early Friday of a “clandestine meth lab” and the arrest of a Russell Springs man for his second offense of Manufacturing Methamphetamine.

Douglas Meth Lab 092217

A Search Warrant obtained by Det. Joey Hoover was executed at 2:00 a.m. on a building adjacent to a residence at 45 KY 1729, near the intersection of West KY 80 & Beckham Ridge Road.

The search resulted in the discovery & seizure of numerous apparatus and components used to “cook meth” as recent as Thursday evening.

Edward D. Douglas, 47, of Russell Springs was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 2nd offense, a Class A Felony.

At the time of his arrest, Douglas was on parole after serving part of a 5 year sentence for a November 2015 conviction in Russell Circuit Court for Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st offense.

The raid was conducted by Det. Joey Hoover, Sgt. Mark Cromwell, Deputy Nathan Ginn & Deputy Lucas Justice of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, Officer Bobby Pritchard of the Russell Springs Police Department, and KSP Troopers Billy Begley & Allen Shirley.

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

Two persons were flown to the U.K. Medical Center following a single vehicle, rollover wreck just after noon Thursday.



Lt. David Cain’s investigation determined that Christian Spiller, 21, of Russell Springs, lost control of his 2000 Honda car while southbound on KY 379 just south of the Russell Springs City Limits, resulting in the vehicle leaving the roadway, striking a culvert and overturning twice, ejecting Spiller.

Despite being injured, Spiller attempted to flee the scene on foot but was quickly apprehended.

A passenger, Kimberly Erb, 19, of Lexington, was also injured.

Spiller & Erb were transported by ambulance to the Russell County Hospital and then airlifted to the U.K. Medical Center for treatment of various injuries.

Lt. Cain’s investigation is ongoing. Charges are forthcoming.

September 20, 2017

Single Vehicle Accident in Adair sends 3 to TJ Health

A single vehicle injury accident resulted in three persons being transported to T J Health of Columbia. On 09/19/2017 at approximately 5:00 am 28 year old Jessica Lewis of Columbia was traveling on Greenbrier Road when she swerved to avoid a deer in the road. Lewis and her two juvenile children traveled off the roadway and over an embankment. All three were treated on scene by Adair County EMS and transported to T J Health of Columbia for further treatment. The extent of the injuries are unknown.

Deputy Josh Durbin is investigating the collision and was assisted on scene by members of the Breeding Volunteer Fire Department.