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Ohio man drowns in Lake Cumberland over the weekend

An Ohio man drowned in Lake Cumberland over the weekend, according to Jamestown Fire and Rescue. Fire Chief Jeff Landers told WJRS News a 58-year-old Ohio man, whose identity was later confirmed as Gary “Todd” Blankenship by the Russell County Coroner’s Office, was discovered in about 14 feet of water in the Low Gap area of the lake.
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Structure Fire Reported Early Sunday Morning

Monticello Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on Cumberland Ridge Road at 02:16 this morning. Susie Vol. Fire Department was requested and responded for mutual aid to the incident. South Kentucky RECC responded to remove electrical hazards on the scene. Personnel remained on the scene working until after daylight.
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Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, July 3, 2022

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record.

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.

Lakefest on the square in Jamestown is today

Lakefest will be taking place on the square in Jamestown today. Breakfast in the Park and opening ceremonies begin at 7 a.m. and the evening will conclude with country superstar Craig Morgan in concert at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m. There are also plenty of events in between...

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.

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.

City water tank murals complete

SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (July 1, 2022) — U.S. 27 South is more colorful this Fourth of July weekend with the completion of three water tank murals at the City of Somerset Water Plant, the second phase of a beautification project commissioned by the Somerset-Pulaski Economic Development Authority (SPEDA), Lake Cumberland Tourism and See Somerset Tourism.

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.

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.

Alice Jean Grimsley Matney

Alice Jean Grimsley Matney, age 70 of Greensburg, passed away Monday at the UofL Hospital in Louisville. She is survived by her husband: Kenneth Matney of Greensburg. A son and daughter-in-law: Daniel and Shannon Matney of Greensburg. Four grandchildren: Mony Matney, Isaiah Matney, Rashad Dunn, and Cequinta Dunn. Eight great-grandchildren.

Timothy Chad Wright

Timothy Chad Wright, 50, of Somerset, entered his eternal life on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. He was born at Lorain, Ohio, on December 24, 1971, a son of Pamela Lowe Wright (Gary Barton) of Maysville and the late Lonnie Wright Sr. Timothy attended...

Three Arrests Reported

Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron reports the following arrests. Kenneth D. Myers of Monticello, Ky. was arrested on a Wayne County District Court Complaint Warrant of Arrest for strangulation-1st degree, assault-4th degree and theft by unlawful taking or disposition. William G. Evans of Monticello, Ky. was arrested on a Wayne...

Five Month Investigation Ends With “One Of The Largest Drug Seizures” In Somerset Police Department History

A joint effort between local, state and federal law enforcement partners ended in what officers call “one of the largest drug seizures” in Somerset Police Department’s history. Officers announced the bust Wednesday morning following a five-month investigation. Two men, Wesley Aaron Calhoun and Dennie A. Smith, both of Somerset, were recently indicted in the case. As part of the investigation, officers from SPD, Kentucky State Police, the FBI and the DEA were able to collect 30 pounds of crystal meth, six handguns, two AR rifles and more than $30,000 in cash. Back in February 2022, officers recovered the first 10 grams of meth while serving a warrant at Smith’s home. Additional warrants for other locations led to Calhoun’s involvement in the case. The pair were finally arrested earlier this month. Calhoun and Smith were each charged with conspiracy to distribute 550 grams of meth and possession with intent to distribute and firearms charges.