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Somerset man jailed after threatening to ‘execute a shooting’ at the University of the Cumberlands

A Somerset man has been jailed after allegedly making threats toward the University of the Cumberlands. Police arrested 35-year-old Dustin C. Burchett and charged him with second-degree terroristic threatening after he was accused of calling the university and threatened to “execute a shooting on the campus,” according to the Williamsburg Police Department.
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Man accused of threatening shooting at Ky. university

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is accused of making a threat against the University of the Cumberlands. According to the Williamsburg Police Department, they received a call Tuesday evening from the university about a threat made toward the school. Police say 35-year-old Dustin Burchett, of Somerset, indicated he was...
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Indians host Green County in final preseason scrimmage

The Adair County High School Indians will have their final scrimmage of the preseason Aug. 11, when Green County visits Columbia. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. Also, remember season football tickets are on sale now. Call 270-384-2751 for more information.

Jury Indicts Two for Narcotics possession

The Columbia Police Department concluded a contraband and drug trafficking investigation that had previously begun on May 4 of this year. Officers were notified by Adair County Regional Jail after suspected narcotics were found by Deputy Jailers. After a preliminary investigation, evidence was presented to the grand jury with two...

Somerset Man Arrested In Connection To Phone Threat At University Of The Cumberlands

The Williamsburg Police Department was called in to investigate a threat this week at the University of the Cumberlands. Just after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, officers were asked to assist the college after a threat was phoned in. The initial investigation indicated that 35-year-old Dustin Collins Burchett of Somerset called a building at the university and claimed he was going to “shoot up the campus.” This led to extra security measures and a large law enforcement presence across campus for an hour afterward. Burchett was tracked to Somerset where he was arrested by Kentucky State Police and deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. He was charged with terroristic threatening and was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Kelly Riley

Kelly Riley, age 58 of Monticello, Kentucky passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Wayne County Hospital. Kelly was born on September 12, 1963 in Barren County, Kentucky, to the late Dallas and Betty Davidson Riley. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Doug Riley and a sister, Cheryl Riley Gilbert. Kelly was employed at Smith Interior Designs in Glasgow, KY.

Adair Man Arrested On Felony Drug And Firearm Charges

On 8-6-22 at 11:57 pm the Adair County Sheriffs Office initiated a traffic stop on Pelly Lane north of Columbia. After roadside investigation a search of the vehicle resulted in the location of a large amount of methamphetamine, suspected cocaine, drug paraphernalia, along with a handgun. Arrested was James Burris,...

Clinton Co. teacher semifinalist for ‘teacher of the year’

Semifinalists for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year award have been announced and includes a teacher from Clinton County Middle School in nearby Albany. Danielle Hicks, an 8th grade ELA teacher at CCMS, joins 10 others contending in the elementary, middle and high school categories. One of the teachers will be selected as Teacher of the Year in a ceremony scheduled for September 20th.

Murderous mayhem: Tinker Dave vs. Champ

On October 28, 1862 — the same day Union Col. William Clift was writing to his superiors that he had reorganized the 7th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry in Scott County and was mounting regular patrols in an effort to interrupt the raiding parties in the region — infamous guerrilla fighter Samuel “Champ” Ferguson visited the Albany, Kentucky home of an old nemesis, Thomas Washington Tabor, just as Tabor came riding up the road on his horse.

Monticello Police Achieve Accredidation

Tuesday, August 9, 2022- The Monticello Police Department was among some two dozen law enforcement agencies recognized for achieving accreditation through the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police during that group’s annual conference being held this week in nearby Somerset. KACP Executive Director Shawn Butler said “the Kentucky Association...