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Kentucky State Police Post 15 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoints

Columbia, KY (July 1, 2022) Kentucky State Police Post 15 will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Green, Taylor, Marion, Washington, Russell, Casey, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton, and Cumberland counties. These checkpoints will be conducted as part of Post 15’s highway safety efforts. Troopers will be checking for violations of Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws relating to motor vehicle equipment safety, licensing of drivers, motor vehicle registration, and operation of motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants.
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Remains Confirmed to Belong to A Missing Wayne County Man

A human skull discovered two years ago has been confirmed to be that of Jerry D. Rainwater, who was last seen on July 2nd, 2019 in Monticello. The skull was found in the Edwards Mountain area of Wayne County in early August of 2020, it was sent out of state for further testing and DNA results returned just last month confirm a match with Rainwater. The area was searched on more than one occasion with the skull being the only remains located. At the time of his disappearance, it was believed Rainwater was driving a silver minivan toward the VA Medical Hospital in Lexington or the Georgia-Florida state line to buy a vehicle. The case has been turned over to the Kentucky State Police for further investigation.
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Edmonton woman charged during drug investigation

METCALFE COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) - An Edmonton woman has been charged during the course of a drug investigation. Gena Couch-Rowe, 48, was charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree possession of a controlled substance. On Tuesday, members of the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office, Barren River Drug...

Two-vehicle wreck Thursday morning sends Russell Springs woman to hospital

A two-vehicle wreck on South Highway 127 Thursday morning sent a Russell Springs woman to the hospital, according to Russell Springs Police. The wreck occurred at around 6:39 a.m. Thursday when a 2003 Chevy Pickup operated by 25-year-old Tristan C. Adkins of Jamestown struck a 2012 Kia Sportage operated by 57-year-old Monica Burke of Russell Springs.

Burton to be inducted into LWC Athletics Hall of Fame

Former Russell County High School Lady Laker and Lindsey Wilson College golfer Krista Burton will become the first women’s golfer to be inducted into the Lindsey Wilson College Athletics Hall of Fame later this year. The induction takes place on Saturday, September 10th, at the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining Center in Columbia.

RCH community lab draws coming in August

Russell County Hospital CEO Scott Thompson discussed with the hospital’s board of directors this week the upcoming community lab draws after a hiatus due to COVID the past couple of years…. The hospital will be releasing more details in the coming weeks but the dates of August 1-12, excluding...

Lakefest celebration kicks off today

The annual Lakefest celebration on Monument Square in Jamestown gets underway today. The celebration kicks off with pageants today at 5 p.m. Then, a full slate of events happen Saturday, including the Mike Hill 5K and 10K runs. Sign-ups for the races can be found here. Breakfast in the Park...

Government offices to be closed Independence Day

The Independence Day holiday brings the closures of government offices around the county. Both the city halls in Russell Springs and Jamestown will be closed Monday, July 4th, as will the Russell County Courthouse and the Russell County Judicial Center. All will reopen on Tuesday at their regularly scheduled times.

CPD HIDTA assisted by KSP

On June 22, The Columbia area HIDTA Office executed a search warrant after an ongoing investigation in Metcalfe County. Upon search, Investigators located a large quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription pills. During the search, a large quantity of ammunition, a 9mm handgun, and a large quantity of US currency were also located.

Traffic to be blocked around Jamestown Square for Lakefest

The Jamestown Police Department is reminding citizens that traffic will be blocked around the Jamestown Square beginning 6 a.m. Saturday and going through 2 a.m. on Sunday. Traffic will be blocked up to two blocks in each direction from the square. Police officers and other volunteers will be out assisting...

“Paint the Town’ set for July 27-29

“Paint the Town,” the city of Columbia’s annual community celebration, has been scheduled for July 27-29. The event is open to individuals, groups and organizations, and patrons are being asked to decorate the sidewalk around the courthouse square. For more information, call City Hall at 270-384-2501.

Tony Anderson

Tony G. Anderson, age 56 of Burkesville passed away June 29, 2022 at Tri Star Centennial Hospital in Nashville. He was born December 29, 1965 in Glasgow to the late Kenneth and Dorothy Shaw Anderson. He was a truck driver for several different companies. Survivors include his wife Melissa (Missy)...

Crowded Columbia Car Crash

The Columbia Police Department responded to a two-vehicle accident with injury, Tuesday evening, June 28, near the. the intersection of Burkesville Street and Dohoney Trace. The accident occurred when Felicia Vanardsdale, 49, of Columbia appears to have turned onto Dohoney Trace coming from Fivestar while driving a 2015 Subaru and collided with a 2013 Kia Optima, operated by Renee Stinson, 52, also of Columbia.

EDA enters option to purchase pact with K&M

Bobby Morrison, chairman of the Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority, said today (Thursday) after a special-called meeting, the EDA had entered into an option to purchase agreement with K&M Services, LLC. “I am walking on air,” said Morrison. “We’re moving the ball forward.”. The agreement allows, K&M,...

Two transported to hospital after collision

Two women were transported to T.J. Health Columbia after an accident Tuesday evening near the intersection of Burkesville Street and Dohoney Trace. The accident apparently occurred when Felicia Vanardsdale, 49, of Columbia, driving a 2015 Subaru, turned onto Dohoney Trace, colliding with Renee Stinson, 52, also of Columbia. Stinson was driving a 2013 Kia Optima.

Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal Collision

Monticello, Ky. (June 29, 2022) – The Kentucky State Police, London Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred at the intersection of KY 90 and KY HWY 1546 in the Monticello area of Wayne County at approximately 1:53 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2022. The initial investigation indicates that...