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Drug arrest in Marion County

Lebanon, KY (January 23, 2020) - On January 16th, 2020 at approximately 8:20 PM EST Trooper Aron Jones was patrolling on New Campbellsville RD 6 miles south of Lebanon when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2019 Nissan Altima for a speeding violation. Tpr. Jones made contact with the driver, 27 year old Leah Duncan of Monticello, KY and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Tpr. Dexter Colvin made contact with a passenger 27 year old Cedric Thompson of Danville, KY and detained him as he searched the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted resulting in marijuana, suspected methamphetamine and several prescription pills being located. Duncan was arrested and charged with Speeding 26 MPH <, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense > 2grams methamphetamine, prescription controlled substance not in proper container 1st offense, trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree 1st offense drug unspecified, trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd degree 1st offense drug unspecified, trafficking in legend drugs 1st offense, trafficking in marijuana > 8 oz, possession of drug paraphernalia, and reckless driving. Thompson was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense > 2grams methamphetamine, prescription controlled substance not in proper container 1st offense, trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree 1st offense drug unspecified, trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd degree 1st offense drug unspecified. Both subjects were lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. Trooper Jones and Trooper Colvin were assisted by the Marion County Sheriffs Office.

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Drug arrest in Marion County

Lebanon, KY (January 23, 2020) - On January 16th, 2020 at approximately 8:20 PM EST Trooper Aron Jones was patrolling on New Campbellsville RD 6 miles south of Lebanon when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2019 Nissan Altima for a speeding violation. Tpr. Jones made contact with the driver, 27 year old Leah Duncan of Monticello, KY and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Tpr. Dexter Colvin made contact with a passenger 27 year old Cedric Thompson of Danville, KY and detained him as he searched the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted resulting in marijuana, suspected methamphetamine and several prescription pills being located. Duncan was arrested and charged with Speeding 26 MPH <, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense > 2grams methamphetamine, prescription controlled substance not in proper container 1st offense, trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree 1st offense drug unspecified, trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd degree 1st offense drug unspecified, trafficking in legend drugs 1st offense, trafficking in marijuana > 8 oz, possession of drug paraphernalia, and reckless driving. Thompson was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense > 2grams methamphetamine, prescription controlled substance not in proper container 1st offense, trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree 1st offense drug unspecified, trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd degree 1st offense drug unspecified. Both subjects were lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. Trooper Jones and Trooper Colvin were assisted by the Marion County Sheriffs Office.

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Drug arrest in Marion County

Lebanon, KY (January 23, 2020) - On January 16th, 2020 at approximately 8:20 PM EST Trooper Aron Jones was patrolling on New Campbellsville RD 6 miles south of Lebanon when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2019 Nissan Altima for a speeding violation. Tpr. Jones made contact with the driver, 27 year old Leah Duncan of Monticello, KY and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Tpr. Dexter Colvin made contact with a passenger 27 year old Cedric Thompson of Danville, KY and detained him as he searched the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted resulting in marijuana, suspected methamphetamine and several prescription pills being located. Duncan was arrested and charged with Speeding 26 MPH <, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense > 2grams methamphetamine, prescription controlled substance not in proper container 1st offense, trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree 1st offense drug unspecified, trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd degree 1st offense drug unspecified, trafficking in legend drugs 1st offense, trafficking in marijuana > 8 oz, possession of drug paraphernalia, and reckless driving. Thompson was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense > 2grams methamphetamine, prescription controlled substance not in proper container 1st offense, trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree 1st offense drug unspecified, trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd degree 1st offense drug unspecified. Both subjects were lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. Trooper Jones and Trooper Colvin were assisted by the Marion County Sheriffs Office.

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Fatal Collision on Veterans Memorial Highway in Marion County

Lebanon, KY. (January 22, 2020) – The Kentucky State Police investigated a fatal collision on Veterans Memorial Highway this morning at 1:41 a.m. ET inside Lebanon that closed the road for several hours.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 29 year-old Richard Spalding of Loretto was operating a 2011 Ford F-250 traveling south on Veterans Memorial Highway.  Spalding for an unknown reason crossed into the path of a 2000 International semi being operated by 62 year-old Jeffrey Canada of Milltown, IN.  Spalding's vehicle struck the semi head on, which resulted in the roadway being closed for several hours. 

Spalding was found to be wearing his seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County Coroners Office.  Canada was not wearing his seat belt and was flown to University of Louisville Hospital by Air Evac with critical injuries.

Sgt. Randall Honeycutt is investigating and was assisted by the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Marion County Fire, EMS and the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

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Taylor County Man Arrested on Drug & Theft Charges

On Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 4:05 P.M. Officer Jonathon Leigh with the Campbellsville Police Department received a call of a shoplifter at Wal-Mart.  Upon Officer Leigh’s arrival at Wal-Mart, it was determined that 42 year old Jason Huff of Campbellsville had shoplifted from Wal-Mart.  Mr. Huff was placed under arrest for shoplifting when Officer Leigh found that Mr. Huff was in possession of Meth.  Mr. Huff was transported to the Taylor County Detention Center and charge with ;

Theft by Unlawful Taking U/$500 (Shoplifting)

Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Meth)

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One Vehicle Accident on Tebb's Bend road in Taylor County

Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton told 99.9 The Big Dawg that 60 Lloyd Morris of Campbellsville was traveling Tebb's Bend road when he dropped over a steep embankment and struck a tree.

 
Morris was airlifted to University of Kentucky Medical center in Lexington.
 
The accident occurred at 12:27 Monday 1/20-20 and was investigated by Dickie Benningfield and Paul Pinson with the Taylor county Sheriffs dept.

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Stand off With Police in Adair County

Man arrested on warrants after tense stand-off with Sheriffs Office, Sunday morning Adair County Sheriffs Deputy

Chandler Staten responded to 901 Jones Chapel Rd to attempt to serve an outstanding warrant on Vincent J Bach 33 for Adair District Court for Failure to Appear as well as two additional warrants of arrest from Russell County District Court .  Deputy Staten went up on to the porch and knocked on door as he announced himself .   As the door came open a pistol  later identified as a Glock 45 caliber was stuck out the door and into the face of Deputy Staten.

 

 Deputy Staten while at goo point was able to de- escalate the subject into lowering weapon down and was able to draw his service weapon at the point and take him into custody.

 

 During the engagement Deputy Staten was able to make radio contact with Columbia -Adair County 911 dispatch  and request assistance.   Immediately Columbia City Police and Trooper Clint Bale who overheard the call was enroute .    Sheriff Brockman who overheard radio traffic and was called by dispatch  as well as Deputy Josh Durbin responded to the scene as well .

 Bach was arrested on the warrants by Deputy Staten and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail . 

 Trooper Clint Bale Will by filling additional charges related to the incident and the firearm .

   

    

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Drug arrest in Marion County

Lebanon, KY (January 15, 2020) - On January 9, 2020 at approximately 9:00 PM EST Trooper Weston Sullivan was on routine patrol in the limits of Lebanon on Springfield Hwy, when he initiated a traffic stop on a 1998 Ford F-150 for a traffic violation. After making contact with the driver, 33 year old Sheena Henderson of Lebanon, Trooper Sullivan requested assistance from the Marion County Sheriff Department’s canine unit. A search of the vehicle was conducted resulting in units locating suspected methamphetamine, heroin, syringes and other drug paraphernalia. Henderson was arrested and charged with careless driving, operating on suspended or revoked driver license, failure to notify department of transportation of address change, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 2nd offense (methamphetamine), and possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense (Heroin). Henderson was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.

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Green County Woman Wrecked on Smith Ridge

Trooper Weston Sullivan is investigating a single vehicle collision that occurred January 11, 2019 at approximately 7:20PM EST. Shelby Estes, age 19 of Greensburg, was operating an eastbound 2018 Mazda on Smith Ridge RD 1.5 miles east of Campbellsville on when she entered a curve, swerved to miss a deer that was in her path, ran off the roadway and struck a tree.  Estes was transported to Taylor County Regional Hospital by EMS with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the vehicle, Denver Olbers, age 21 of Greensburg, was uninjured. Both occupants were wearing a seat belt. Trooper Sullivan was assisted at the scene by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS, Taylor County and Campbellsville Fire Departments.

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Green County Boy Identified After Sunday Fire in Greensburg

The young boy who died Sunday morning in a house fire in Greensburg has been identified by the state medical examiner.

 
12 year old  Devan Alexander Anderson was sleeping upstairs in house near the old train depot when the home caught fire, Anderson became entrapped by the flames and perished in the blaze.
 
The cause of the Sunday morning fire is under investigation by Greensburg Police and Kentucky State Police post 15 in Columbia. 
 
Devan Anderson was pronounced dead by the Green County Coroner Carol Ray.

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One Person Dies in Sunday Morning Fire in Greensburg

 

Greensburg Firemen were called to a house fire Sunday morning at Henry & Depot Street next to the old Train Depot in Greensburg...

 

Big Dawg News has learned the home was fully engulfed when firemen arrived and a male possible 13 years of age 

was upstairs when the fire broke out and was unable to escape and perished in the fire.

 

Green County Coroner Carol Ray said the body has been sent to the medical examiner's office for positive identification.

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The Fire Alarm Sounded Friday in Campbellsville

 

Campbellsville Fire Rescue was dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire. Upon arrival we found moderate smoke coming from the roof of the residence and fire in the attic area above the kitchen. Firefighters entered the structure and extinguished the fire, searched for victims and provided salvage and overhaul to to residence. There was moderate damage contained to the kitchen. Cause of the fire is believed to be related to electrical. There were no injuries reported. 

 

20 Firefighter on scene

5 Apparatus on the scene (Chief, Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3 and Truck 1)

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Campbellsville Convenient Food Robbed

 

On January 09, 2020 at approximately 9:46 P.M., a black male entered Convenient Food Mart located at 219 South Central Ave., Campbellsville with a gun and demanded money. Once the suspect obtained an undetermined amount of cash, he fled the scene on foot.  The subject is believed to be 5’7’’- 5’9’’ in height, 22-27 years of age and left-handed dominate. The subject is observed wearing a black toboggan, white gloves, and a plane red hooded sweat shirt (with a possible Nike swoosh on left chest). This investigation is ongoing.

 

Anyone with information please contact Campbellsville Police at 270-465-4121 or Campbellsville Pride Line at 270-469-PRIDE (7743).

 

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Taylor County Grand Jury Indictments

Taylor County Grand Jury indicted the following people during the first session of the 2020 meeting of grand jury.

 

Dakota Wilson

412 Peterson Street 

Campbellsville Ky

Robbery first degree

Receiving stolen property 

Theft.

 

Justin R. Matthews 

Campbellsville Ky

Robbery & Theft.

 

Larry D. Roby

295 Dutton Creek Road

Campbellsville Ky

Burglary 

Terroristic Threatening 

Public Intoxication 

Disorderly Conduct.

 

James C. Whitaker

2319 Greensburg Road

Campbellsville Ky

Criminal Mischief.

 

Micheal K. Preimer

980 Hedgespeth Road 

Campbellsville Ky

Wanton Endangerment 

Fleeing police 

Leaving scene of accident 

Resisting arrest

DUI.

 

Stephen Pilkington 

132 Pilkington Lane 

Edmonton Ky

Theft of license plate 

And other traffic charges 

 



 

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Campbellsville Woman Facing Drug Charges

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:57 P.M. Campbellsville Police received a complaint that a female was walking in the

 

area of Woodlawn Avenue and Duffy Street in possession of drugs.  Officer Jonathon Leigh with the Campbellsville Police

 

Department made contact with 31 year old Samantha S. Sears of Campbellsville.  Upon placing Ms. Sears under arrest for

 

Public Intoxication,

Officer Leigh located Marijuana and Meth on Ms. Sears. 

 

 

She was arrested and charged with:

Public Intoxication

Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree (Meth)

Possession of Marijuana

She was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

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Taylor County Woman Will Go To Prison for Robbery in Marion County

50 year old Margaret L. Hodge of Morgan Point Lane in Campbellsville was sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing the Corner Food Mart in Loretto in June of last year. 

 

Robbed the store of 994.00 and two cartons of cigarettes. 

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Adair County Man Faces Drug Charges After Resident Searched by KSP

(Columbia, KY) – On January 1, 2019 at approximately 11:25 AM CST, Post 15 received information of a subject trafficking in marijuana at a residence located 6 miles east of Columbia on Harris RD. Upon arrival Trooper Aron Jones, Trooper Levi Scott, Trooper Clint Bale and Deputy Chandler Staten, noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence. Consent to search was given which resulted in units locating a large amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, firearms, and a large sum of cash. Tpr. Jones arrested and charged Austin Mitchell, age 21 of Columbia with Trafficking in marijuana ( 8 oz to 5 lbs) 1st offense enhancement, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mitchell was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

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Bam Carney update from Mark Carney Up-date

This is a message from Mark Carney speaking on behalf of the Carney family,

Bam is doing good this morning. Able to follow the commands that he can. Still can’t do much with his feet and toes as far as wiggling them. Still has lots of fluid. Has been breathing some without the machines help this morning. Has good  rhythm breathing during that time but can’t take real deep breaths yet.  Getting off the ventilator is not just the breathing part they want more fluids to come off the body before that happens.   So a part of getting fluid off is another 4 hour round of dialysis today. So today we ask you to pray for the fluid in the body to decrease and we ask you to pray for the organs to begin functioning as God indented them to do. Thanks so much for your continued prayers!  We have heard the word miracle time and time again the last few days. To God be the Glory!

 

Update...

 

The ventilator has been removed from "Bam" Carney and doctors are working to get his organs to function like normal, Bam remains in ICU at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

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Campbellsville Man Charged With Burglary

27 Thomas A. Smith of Campbellsville is charged with a burglary at Taylor County Primary Center on December 24, 2019.

 
Smith is charged with stealing several iPad's according to Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton.
 
Smith was arrested jailed by Sgt. Bobby Gribbins 

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Deadline to Change Party before May Primary

Big Dawg News reminds all voters that today is the deadline to change your party affiliation in order to vote for a particular candidate in the May Primary election. 

 

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Campbellsville Man Facing Numerous Charges

On Monday, December 30, 2019 at 6:25 P.M.,

Campbellsville Police responded to Indian Trail trailer park in reference trespassing and someone starting a fire behind a residence.  After a brief investigation, officers came into contact with 54 year old Danny Tungate of Indian Trail trailer park.  Mr. Tungate became disorderly and as officers were attempting to place him under arrest, Mr. Tungate ran back into his residence.  As officers entered the residence after Mr. Tungate, they were met by Mr. Tungate swinging a shovel and a knife at them.  With the assistance of Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputies and speaking with Mr. Tungate for several minutes, he was finally taken into custody without incident.  Mr. Tungate was arrested and transported to the Taylor County Detention Center where he was charged with the following:

Disorderly Conduct

Resisting Arrest

Wanton Endangerment 1st degree

Assault 3rd degree (on police officer)

Date: Monday, December 30, 2019                Time: 6:25 P.M.

 

Location: Indian Trail trailer park, East Broadway, Campbellsville.

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police and Taylor County Sheriff’s Office

 

Investigating Officers: Officer Elliott Taylor

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One Car Crash on Christmas Day in Taylor Co.

A Campbellsville man fell asleep behind wheel wrecking his auto...

 Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton reports 18 Collin Dengel of Campbellsville was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital following the accident on Mile Lane.
Deputy Rodney Cox investigated.

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State Representative John "Bam" Carney Hospitalized

John "Bam" Carney is listed in serious condition with a severe case of pancreatitis at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

The family is asking for prayers for "Bam" who's currently in the ICU.

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Big Dawg Remembers Mike Wilson

Our hearts are heavy today. The Big Dawg (Shoreline Communications) radio has lost a family member, Mike Wilson, who died Saturday morning after a brief illness. 

 

Mike moved to Green County in 1972 and built WGRK AM 1550 on top of Buckner Hill in Greensburg.

 

On New Year's Eve 1976 a fire destroyed the control studio of the radio station and, after the remodel construction was completed, Mike put a new FM Station on the air called Stereo 103-WGRK FM. Greensburg and all of Central Kentucky now had a new station that played mixed country and rock, broadcasting in FM Stereo.

 

In 1983 Mike switched the format on WGRK FM to all country and renamed the station K-Country FM 103.1.

 

The station achieved overnight success, quickly racing to the number one spot in the Arbitron rankings.

 

In 1993 Mike applied for and received the call letters "WAKY" the calls were put on the Greensburg AM and shortly thereafter he purchased WMQQ 102.7 in Springfield Ky and renamed it to WAKY FM. (Those calls are now in Elizabethtown on 103.5)

 

In 1996 WGRK-Country and WAKY AM/FM were sold to Commonwealth Broadcasting WGRK FM was moved out of Greensburg and relocated to Campbellsville where it still operates today on a different frequency.

 

In 2006 Shoreline Communications purchased 99.9 The Big Dawg and Mike was hired and returned to radio where we were able to work together again.

 

Mike dedicated his heart and soul to serving people and treating everyone with respect and at anytime time of the day Mike would be on the air doing weather or covering meetings.

 

Mike was a true professional and a man of ethics and I'll forever be grateful that he gave me my first radio job over 40 years ago. 

 

The Funeral is scheduled for 11am Friday at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville, visatation begins Thursday at 5pm.

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Casey County Man Arrested

Liberty, KY (December 24, 2019) - On December 22, 2019 at approximately 3:20 PM EST Trooper Billy Begley was on routine patrol 5 miles west of Liberty on KY 206 when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2005 Dodge pickup for a registration violation. Tpr. Begley made contact with the driver, 32 year old Buddy Bernard of Russell Springs, KY. Consent to search the vehicle was given resulting in Tpr Begley locating several small bags containing suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, syringes and prescription medications. Bernard was arrested and charged with No registration receipt, no registration plate, no insurance card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance 1st offense, failure to notify address change to the department of transportation, owner to notify clerk of residence or name change, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine), and possession of marijuana. Bernard was lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.

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