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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...
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“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.
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W.D. “Dixie” Blazier

W.D. “Dixie” Blazier, 70, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022 surrounded by his family at St. Thomas Hospital Midtown in Nashville, TN. Dixie was born on April 22, 1952, a son of the late Betty (Ward) and Willard Dee Blazier, Sr. On December 4, 1988, he married Jean...

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.

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,...

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.

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.

Three arrested after child found playing alone in roadway

GLASGOW — Authorities arrested a man and two others along Bryan Street after they discovered a child playing alone in the roadway. Glasgow Police said officers discovered the child’s home and met the father, Drew B. Sims, 27, of Glasgow. He had active warrants, according to a department news release. Officers also detected a marijuana odor from inside the home.

Small child found playing in roadway, multiple drugs found in child’s home. 3 arrested in Glasgow.

The report of a small child playing in a roadway has led to the arrest of three people in Glasgow on drug and other charges. On Monday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to Bryan Street on a report of a child playing in the road. Upon arriving, officers made contact with the child and located where the child lived, according to police. Officers also confirmed the child’s father, Drew Sims, 27, had warrants for his arrest.

‘Motion picture money’ now circulating throughout Glasgow

GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) - Several weeks ago, Scottsville Police warned the public about ‘movie money’ which was circulating throughout businesses. Now, Glasgow Police have reported a similar problem. The Glasgow Police Department says they’ve received complaints of “motion picture money” circulating in the area. While...

Update: WCSO identifies burglary suspects

SMITHS GROVE, Ky. – The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says the two suspects have been identified. SMITHS GROVE, Ky. – The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two people suspected in a burglary in Smiths Grove. On Tuesday, June 28 around 4:30 p.m., WCSO deputies...

Three arrested on drug charges in Glasgow after child found playing in road

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Three were arrested Monday after the Glasgow Police Department responded to Bryan Street in reference to a small child playing alone on the road. Drew Sims, 27, of Glasgow, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree possession of control substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, prescription controlled substance not in proper container.

Motion picture money showing up in Glasgow

GLASGOW, Ky. – The Glasgow Police Department says they have received complaints of “motion picture money” in their area. Authorities stated the money can appear to be real but will say “motion picture purposes” and “not a legal tender.”. If you see this fake...

Glasgow man arrested on drug charge

GLASGOW, Ky. – A Glasgow man is behind bars after authorities say he dropped methamphetamine in front of officers. On Monday, June 20, the Glasgow Police Department responded to Davis Street in reference to a domestic complaint. According to the Glasgow Police Department, officers determined a verbal altercation had...

Cave City’s fireworks will light up Sunday night

CAVE CITY, Ky. (WBKO) - The fireworks show in Cave City will be held at 807 Mammoth Cave Road. The spectacle can be viewed from anywhere nearby, including the restaurants and hotels nearby. The Cave City Volunteer Fire Department will be on site for safety in compliance with the Barren...

Phillip Stailey

Mr. Phillip Neal Stailey, of Burkesville, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, Kentucky, having attained the age of 72 years, 7 months & 9 days. He was born on Sunday, November 20, 1949, in Burkesville, Kentucky, the son of William Clarence and Betty Pearl (Jesse) Stailey. He was a 1969 graduate of Cumberland County High School, and a self employed brick mason.

Ralph Groce

Mr. Ralph Douglas Groce, of Burkesville, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022 at the Livingston Regional Hospital in Livingston, Tennessee, having attained the age of 72 years. He is survived by his wife, Donna Groce of Burkesville, Kentucky, step-children, Kevin (& Leslie) Johnson of Glasgow, Kentucky, Nathan (& Crystal) Johnson of Hodgenville, Kentucky, sister, Rachel Phelps of Burkesville, Kentucky, step-grandchildren, Kaleb Johnson and Avery Johnson.