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Sheriff’s Office Arrests Adair County Man After Theft Investigation

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Helm, 39, of Columbia after a lengthy investigation. Helm was arrested after Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tracy McCarol secured an indictment for his arrest, stemming from a theft. That theft occurred at a farm off of Milltown Church Road, where a fuel...
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Cecil Joe [Joey] Garmon (UPDATED)

Cecil Joe [Joey] Garmon, of Carthage TN, formerly of Summer Shade, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022. Born, April 1, 1956 in Glasgow, KY he was a son of the late Norma Jean (Birge) and Otis Cecil [Brownie] Garmon. He was a retired truck driver, driving over forty years. He was of the Methodist faith.
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Terry Bea Morris, age 60, of Russell Springs

Terry Bea Morris, of Russell Springs, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022. She was 60 years of age. Terry was born May 10, 1962, in Cincinnati, a twin daughter born to the late Jerry Franklin Morris and Ruby Loisene McDonald Morris. She worked as an accounting clerk and administrative assistant at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington. She had church families at University Heights, Jamestown and Patterson Chapel Churches of Christ.

Mary Jo Farmer Shrum

Mary Jo Farmer Shrum, also known as Tinsey, age 67, formerly of Monticello, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA. 2 sons, Joshua (Heather) Shrum and Corey Austin (Joseph) Ziegler-Shrum. her niece Jennifer Bowling (Jack) Baker. 1 grandchild, Kayden Shrum. 2 brothers, Boyce Farmer and...

SCC Russell Center to hold informational event Tuesday

The Somerset Community College Russell Center is holding an informational event on campus Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. where new students, returning students, and those still thinking about enrolling can learn college study tips, get comfortable using Blackboard, locate classrooms, and more. SCC staff will be on hand...

RCH community lab draws continue this week

The community lab draws hosted by Russell County Hospital will continue this week. The lab draws are each morning from 7-9 a.m. at Russell Springs Elementary and go by the first letter of your last name. However, CEO Scott Thompson said accommodations can be made for people who had to...

Jackie Lawless, age 76, of Jamestown

Jackie Lawless, 76, of Jamestown, KY, passed away Saturday, August 6th, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset, KY. Jackie was born in Louisville, KY on January 31, 1946, a daughter of the late Wilma (Jackson) and Chester Hicks. She was a retired teacher. Jackie is survived by. Husband, Clifford Lawless,...

School open houses are this week

Open houses at Russell County Schools will take place this week with the first day of school next week. Tomorrow, open house will take place at Jamestown, Russell Springs, and Salem Elementary Schools from 5-7 p.m. Open House for Russell County Middle School and Russell County High School will take...

Otis Dutton, age 90, of Russell Springs

Otis Dutton, of Russell Springs, passed away Friday, August 5, 2022, at Russell County Hospital. He was 90 years of age. Born on September 1, 1931, in Russell Springs, he was the only child of the late Samuel Vance and Alma Ruth Cooper Dutton. Otis was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time antiquing. He was a serious UK Wildcat fan, and all his family knew not to bother him during the UK ballgames. Otis was also a well-known croquet player who won many championships, both locally and nationally. He was a member of the Salem United Baptist Church and had served proudly as a deacon since 2008. Many people knew Otis as the former proprietor of Dutton’s Bait Shop and later, Dutton’s Shoes.

Cecil Joe “Joey” Garmon

Cecil Joe “Joey” Garmon of Carthage, Tennessee, formerly of Summer Shade passed away Thursday, August4, 2022. Funeral arrangements are incomplete will be announced later by the McMurtrey Funeral Home.

Arnold signs theater over to school district

This story originally appeared in the July 28 issue of the Community Voice. For your own subscription, call270-384-9454. Columbian Theater owner Dr. Ben Arnold, who has been in a lease agreement for the facility with the school board for almost a year, signed the deed over to the board Thursday night during its July meeting.

Celina Sign Against Drugs Allegedly Installed Under Supervision Of Mayor

A sign condemning drugs that was placed outside of a low-income housing development in Celina Wednesday has been removed. It read “To drug dealers and dope heads, this is not Amsterdam, this is Celina Tennessee. We will put you in jail.” Attorney Jeff Jones represents Highlands Residential Services which owns the property where the sign was placed.

Clay County History Museum Welcomes Back Fundraising Festival

One of the biggest fundraiser events for the Clay County History Museum returns to Celina this weekend. The Clay County Museum of History Festival happening this Saturday in downtown Celina. President Beverley Hollifield said it will be a family fun day that includes live entertainment, vendors and food. “This is...

Irene Tuttle-Ilusak, age 84, of Columbia

Irene Tuttle-Ilusak, of Columbia, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at her home. She was 84 years of age. Irene was born November 5, 1937, in Cincinnati, daughter of the late Drew and Mabel Irene Roflow Michael. She loved being outdoors and birdwatching. Irene enjoyed dancing, working with ceramics and working puzzles. She loved her little dog and companion, Emily.

Man Arrested Following Motorcycle Theft

According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron a Wayne County man has been arrested on burglary and theft charges. On Saturday, August 6, 2022, at approximately 1 pm Deputy Jerry Coffey responded to a theft of a motorcycle complaint on American Legion Road. While gathering information about the theft and reviewing security camera footage Deputy Coffey observed a male riding a motorcycle wearing the same type and color clothing pulling into a nearby residence. Deputy Coffey then approached the male and identified him as being the same person and motorcycle on the camera footage.

Carol Ann Powell, age 71, of Russell Springs

Carol Ann Powell, of Russell Springs, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Summit Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, in Columbia. She was 71 years of age. Carol was born December 16, 1950, in Columbia, daughter of the late Otis Delmane and Mary Irene Atwood Powell. She was saved at a young age in the old Mt. Calvary Church. Carol enjoyed life. She would hostess poker games and loved to cook for and serve many people in town. After her mother passed, Carol worked to keep the family reunions going, keeping the family together. She was a member of the Ladies’ Auxillary for many years, was a foster parent for some time and coached a girls’ softball team. Carol loved music, dancing and singing karaoke.

Sheriff Reports Two Arrests

Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron reports the following arrests. Renee Garth of Monticello, Ky. was arrested on a Wayne County District Court Complaint Warrant of Arrest for trafficking in a controlled substance-1st degree (greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine). Garth’s arrest was made after an undercover narcotics investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office into the illegal sales of narcotics in Wayne County.

Undercover Drug Investigation Leads to Arrest

According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron, an undercover drug investigation has led to the arrest of a Wayne County man on drug and firearm charges. The investigation into the illegal sales of narcotics was conducted by Deputy Derek Dennis. Deputy Dennis’s investigation uncovered information that led him in obtaining a search warrant for a residence on Cardinal Avenue in Monticello. Deputy Dennis with the assistance of Deputy Joe Horne executed the search warrant on that residence at approximately 5:26 pm on August 3, 2022. The search warrant resulted in approximately 7 grams of methamphetamine, plastic baggies, digital scales both commonly used in the illegal sales of methamphetamine, a glass smoking pipe common with drug use, and a 22-caliber rifle being seized.

Neighborly Dispute Leads to Arrest

According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron, a Wayne County woman has been arrested after a neighbor dispute over a possible dog being shot by one of the neighbors. The incident occurred on Missouri Hollow Road at approximately 11:55 pm. Once on scene Deputy Valis Smedley learned that one of...