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The Fire Alarm Sounded in Campbellsville Wednesday

Structure Fire

204 Southern Drive 

02-19-2020

 

Call Received 1557

On Scene 1558

Control 1605

Leaving Scene 1657

 

Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a working structure fire in a residence. Upon arrival firefighters found moderate smoke coming from the front door of the residence. Firefighters searched the residence, extinguished the fire and provided overhaul to the residence. There was moderate fire and smoke damage to the residence. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No civilian or firefighter injuries was reported. 

 

15 Campbellsville Taylor County Firefighters on scene

 

CFD Apparatus on scene

Engine1, Truck 1 and Chief

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Taylor County Man Arrested Last Week on Sexual Misconduct

Campbellsville, Ky. (February 14, 2020) - On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at approximately 4:32 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Benjamin A. Sallee, 27, on charges related to unlawful distribution and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
 
Sallee was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.
 
The investigation resulted in a search warrant at a residence in Campbellsville on February 13, 2020. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
 
Sallee is currently charged with ten counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and five counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. These charges are Class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison. Sallee was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

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Fatal Collision on the Columbia Bypass

Saturday morning at approximately 7:34AM, Officers Anthony Darnell and Trevor Foster of the Columbia Police Department responded to the intersection of the Adair Veterans Memorial Bypass and Greensburg Road to an accident with injuries. 


Preliminary investigation indicates that 77 year old George A. Blevens, Sr. of Shepherdsville, KY was operating a 2013 Buick when he pulled from Greensburg Road into the path of a 2017 Kenworth tractor trailer operated by Edward L. Johnson, III of Madison, TN. Johnson was not injured in the collision. Blevens was transported by Adair EMS to T.J. Health Columbia and later transferred to University of Kentucky Hospital via air ambulance where he ultimately passed away due to his injuries.

Officer Anthony Darnell is continuing the investigation. He was assisted on scene by Columbia Police Officers Trevor Foster and Jordan Dean, along with Deputy Chandler Staten of The Adair Sheriff’s Department and members of the Adair Co. Fire Department and Adair Co. EMS

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The Fire Alarmed Sounded Friday Afternoon in Campbellsville

The location was a barn at 1852 old Hodgenville road in the limits of Campbellsville.

 
Fire Chief Chris Taylor said that when firemen arrived they found a large barn engulfed in flames.
 
The cause of the fire is under investigation...
 
22 firefighters responded and were on the scene for over 3 hours.

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One Vehicle Accident Friday Morning in Taylor County

Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton said 55 Denise Hash of Campbellsville was traveling Saloma road Friday morning when she struck a patch of ice in the roadway and lost control of her auto.

Hash and a passenger 5 Kyler Gaines were transported to Taylor regional Hospital in Campbellsville.

 
The accident investigated by Deputy Brent Burkhead and captain Brian Pickard with the Taylor County Sheriffs Dept.

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Fire Alarm Sounds in Summersville

Summersville Fire Department was call out at 5:06am upon arrival firemen discovered a working structure fire located at 120 Raymond Despain Rd arriving units found a fire in the garage working into the attic area of the structure. The house and garage suffered minor smoke and water damage, The cause is not known and is still under investigation and was on scene for approximately 2 hours. 

Summersville was assisted by Greensburg Fire Department.

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Greensburg Man Arrested in Campbellsville

On Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:27 P.M., Campbellsville Police received a complaint of a possible intoxicated person at Wal-Mart.  Officer Elliott Taylor responded, and came into contact with 26 year old Kyrie Hollins of Greensburg.  Ms. Hollins was determined to be under the influence of Meth and placed under arrest.  Upon searching Ms. Hollins, Officer Taylor located Meth.  She was transported to the Taylor County Detention Center and charged with the following;

Public Intoxication

Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Meth)

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020               Time: 7:27 P.M.

 

Location: Wal-Mart

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department

 

Investigating Officers: Officer Elliott Taylor

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

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Taylor County Extension Office is Taking Applications for Homemakers Scholarship

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2020 Taylor County Extension Homemakers Scholarship until April 15, 2020. Three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded.

 

Eligible graduating high school seniors from Taylor County High School and Campbellsville High School who will begin studies at a Kentucky college, university, vocational or technical school during the 2020-2021 academic year can apply.   

 

Recipients will be selected based on the basis of academics, financial need, and involvement in school, church, and community activities taking into consideration an applicant’s participation in Family and Consumer Sciences, FCCLA, 4-H and other Family and Consumer Science related courses and activities.

 

Applications for all scholarships are available from high school counselors, Family & Consumer Sciences teachers, and the Taylor County Extension Office.  They may also be found at http://taylor.ca.uky.edu/HomemakerScholarship

Completed applications must be returned according to the instructions of the applications.

 

For more information contact the Taylor County Extension Office at 270-465-4511.

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Home Place on Green River is Looking for a Farm Manager

Homeplace on Green River is looking to hire a  full-time manager which is a significant event in the advancement of the farm.  It is the result of an $84,000 grant with the possibility of an additional $26,000 if Homeplace can raise a $25,000 match in the next 12 months.  The search for this hire is underway.    If you would like to know more about this position contact Billy Joe Fudge at billy.libil@gmail.com .

 

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Fire Alarm Sounded Saturday in Greensburg

Greensburg Firemen battled a blaze Saturday at 12:38 at the Burress Apartment Complex on East Columbia Ave.

 
Fire Chief Lawrence Gupton said the cause was a dryer that caught fire, 6 apartment were damaged by the fire. 

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Drug arrest in Casey County

Liberty, Ky. (February 10, 2020) – On February 8, 2020 at approximately 10:08 AM EST, Trooper Jake Harper responded to a residence on Strong Branch Rd in reference to a theft complaint. Upon arriving Tpr. Harper made contact with 52 year old Joseph Lynn of Liberty. Lynn appeared to be under the influence and stated his mother was inside the residence disposing of methamphetamine. Tpr. Harper spoke with the home owner, Wanda Henson who consented to a search of the residence. Tpr. Harper located several clear plastic bags with suspected methamphetamine inside of them. Lynn was arrested for public intoxication-control substance and possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine); he was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

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Russell County Auto Accident

Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston reports that around 9 a.m. Thursday morning, a two-vehicle accident occurred on Highway 80 in the Royville community.

18 year old Brooklyn Beard of Magnolia was operating a 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck. She rear-ended a 2002 Ford van, driven by Russell Antle of Russell Springs as he was waiting to turn into his residence.

Rain-slick road conditions played a factor in the accident.

Brooklyn Beard was arrested on the scene by Sheriff  Derek Polston for driving on a suspended license and no insurance. She was also served with an outstanding warrant and lodged in the Russell County Jail.

Assisting at the scene where Chief Deputy Jerry Melton and Deputy Luke Hughes.

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Fire Alarm Sounds this Morning in Campbellsville

Apartment Triplex Structure Fire (Jonathan Drive Incident)

101 Johnathan Drive

02-06-2020

 

Call Received 0441

On Scene 0445

Control 0502

Leaving Scene 0723

 

Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of porch of a house on fire. Upon arrival firefighters found a single story triplex on fire with heavy fire and smoke coming from the structure. Firefighters conducted a primary and secondary search, extinguished the fire and provided extensive overhaul to the apartment complex.  There is heavy fire, smoke and water damage to the entire complex. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No civilian or firefighter injuries was reported. 

 

15 Campbellsville Taylor County Firefighters on scene

 

3 Apparatus on scene

Engine1, Engine 2, and  Truck 1

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Casey County Man Arrested on Sexual Misconduct

34 year old Ed Edwards of Liberty, KY was arrested on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, at 9:12 AM EST on Industrial Park Drive in Liberty following an investigation by Trooper Billy Begley. Edwards was indicted on January 27th, 2020 by the Casey County Grand Jury and charged with eight counts of incest- victim U/12 YOA or serious physical injury, three counts of incest- forcible compulsion/incapable of consent, two counts of Rape 1st degree (attempt), two counts of Sexual Abuse 1st degree, seven counts of Sodomy 1st degree, victim under 12 YOA, two counts of Sodomy 1st degree, and eleven counts of Criminal Abuse 1st degree- Child 12 or under. Edwards was lodged in the Casey County Detention Center. 

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Census Workers Needed in Taylor County

If your looking for a job now is your chance to go to work in the 2020 Census Count, Ken Hamilton told the Campbellsville City Council last night that people are needed to help count Taylor County's exact population.

 
The pay is $14.00 per and 58 cents per mile driven, if you would like a job with paid training then contact Ken Hamilton Monday and Tuesday at the Kentucky Career Center, Wednesday and Thursday at the old court house behind the Big Dawg radio station in downtown Campbellsville.
or visit the Website: www.2020census.gov/jobs

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The Fire Alarmed Sounded Last Night in Campbellsville

 

400 Industrial Drive 

 

 

Call Received 2120

On Scene 2123

Control 2243

Leaving Scene 0049

 
Taylor County Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke at Gaddco company in Campbellsville's industial park, upon arrival firefighters found heavy fire and smoke coming from the structure.

 

A second alarm was initiated due to commercial building with heavy fire conditions. Firefighters battled heavy fire and smoke conditions to extinguish the fire. Firefighters also searched the building for occupants, and provided overhaul.

 

Several minutes into the fire the roof integrity was compromised and firefighters evacuated the building and provided a defensive operation. Once the roof integrity was evaluated crews made a second interior attack completely extinguishing the fire. 

 

There was heavy smoke, fire and water damage to the business. The cause of the fire undetermined at this time. No civilian or firefighters was injured.  

 

38 Campbellsville Taylor County Firefighters on scene

 

11 Apparatus on scene

TCFD Engine 63, Engine 62, Tanker 65 

CFD Engine1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Truck 1, Rescue 1, Squad 1, Squad 3 and Chief

 

Greensburg Fire department with Engine and 7 firefighters

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Former Russell County Detective Joey Hoover Files Lawsuit Against City of Columbia

Joey Hoover has filed suit against the City of Columbia alleging age discrimination in not being hired as a detective for the Columbia police department. Hoover first applied for a position in November of 2018 when he was 51 years old. In 2019 the three available positions with the police department were filled by individuals much younger than Hoover. A lawsuit only provides the allegations of the Plaintiff, and the defendant City of Columbia has not yet responded to the allegations contained in the complaint.

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Accidental Shooting in Marion County

On 01-29-2020 at 0341 hours Lebanon Police responded to a report of an apparent accidental shooting at Maple Street Apartments. 19-year old Michael A. Liquori-Williams of 320 Oak Street Lebanon was cleaning a 9mm handgun, when the weapon accidently discharged. The bullet travelled through Williams’ hand and struck 18-year old Madaisha Harris of Maple Street Apartments, in her abdomen. Marion County EMS responded to the scene, and both victims were transported to Spring View Hospital, where Harris was then transferred onto University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington by ambulance. Based on witness statements this incident appears to be accidental. Sergeant Cardwell is the investigating officer, and is still under investigation at this time.

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KCA Cancels Classes Due to Flu

Kentucky Christian Academy in Campbellsville has cancelled classes for the remainer of the week due to the flu, many young students have tested positive for the Flu "A" and Flu "B"...

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The Flu Closes Taylor County Schools

Taylor County School District will not be in session for the remainder of the week, Wednesday, January 29th through Friday, January 31st due to widespread sickness. Hopefully this will keep the sickness from spreading and give our students and staff members time to heal. We will also use this time for our school staff to thoroughly sanitize our schools. We encourage parents and guardians to wash coats and backpacks as well. 

Students will need to complete Cyber Days two, three, and four. Cyber work can be found in the Cyber Day Folders or online. Questions regarding Cyber work should be directed to your child’s teacher. 

We will be serving hot food for families in need. More information will be available tomorrow via The Big Dawg and social media regarding time and location.

 

Nurses will be available from 8am - 3pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the Hub of the primary center/ intermediate school/middle school. Walk-ins welcome or you can make an appointment by calling 270-849-3656.

 

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the Board of Education at 270-465-5371

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Campbellsville Man Arrested Saturday

On Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. Campbellsville Police received numerous 911 calls in reference to a male laying down in the middle of South Central Avenue and hitting vehicles as they passed by him.  Officer Aaron Fields responded and located the male, 44 year old Jason Hicks of Campbellsville, in the area of Dunkin Donuts on East Broadway.  As Officer Fields exited his cruiser, Mr. Hicks came up to Officer Fields and shoved him.  As officer Fields attempted to place Mr. Hicks under arrest, Mr. Hicks ran out into the middle of Broadway.  After a brief struggle, Mr. Hicks was placed under arrest and transported to the Taylor County Detention Center.  Hicks was charged with the following;

Public Intoxication

Resisting Arrest

Assault 3rd degree (on police officer)

Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Methamphetamine)

Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd degree (on foot)

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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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