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KSP responds to riot at Adair Regional Detention Center

From Trooper Jonathan Houk

On November 11, 2022 at approximately 9:40pmCT, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 15 received a call requesting assistance with a riot at the Adair Regional Detention Center, a maximum security juvenile detention center, located in Adair County.

The initial call was regarding a juvenile who had assaulted a staff member, confiscated the staff member's keys and released other juveniles from their cells.

KSP troopers, along with other local law enforcement officers, entered the facility and restored order. Several staff and juveniles were injured during the incident and transported to the hospital for treatment.

KSP has launched an investigation and Detective Zach Scott is following up on the incident. Charges against the juveniles are pending further investigation.

This story was posted on 2022-11-12 14:39:28
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AYDC located behind Nazarene Church beside Parkway

2022-11-14 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
The Department of Juvenile Justice Adair Youth Development Center (AYDC) is located at 401 Appleby Drive behind the Columbia Church of the Nazarene beside the Cumberland Parkway. As the signs indicate, the Green River Animal Shelter road veers off to the right of the AYDC on Jim Blair Road. Columbia is home to two detention facilities, this site of the Friday night riot is one of them, and the other, Adair County Regional Jail, is located just off the Square at 204 Greensburg Street. The riot is under investigation.

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