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Political Candidates For 2022 Election In Taylor County

 

Candidate                                         Office                                     Date Filed

Dennis Benningfield                          Non-Partisan                           November 3, 2021

240 Warren Place                               Mayor

Campbellsville, KY 

 

 

Richard Phillips                                  Republican                              November 3, 2021

60 Kathleen Ln                                   Magistrate- 6th District

Campbellsville Ky

 

Robby Vancleave                               Republican                              November 3, 2021

299 Vancleave Rd                              Sheriff

Campbellsville, KY 

 

 

Chris Brunelle                                    Republican                              November 3, 2021

205 Ingram Ave                                  Constable- 2nd District

Campbellsville, KY

 

 

Sharon Hoskins-Sanders                    Non-Partisan                           November 3, 2021

505 Martin Luther King Blvd             Mayor

Campbellsville, KY 

 

 

Tommy Corbin                                   Republican                              November 4, 2021

317 Wooleyville Rd                            Magistrate- 3rd District

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Shannon Wilson                                 Republican                              November 4, 2021

1546 Black Gnat Rd                           Sheriff

Campbellsville, KY 

 

                       

Allen McDonald                                 Republican                              November 4, 2021

40 Renee Dr                                        Constable- 5th District

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

Chad Shively                                      Democrat                                November 5, 2021

275 Bridlewood Park                          PVA

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

Barry T. Smith                                    Republican                              November 5, 2021

1191 E Owl Creek Rd                        Judge Executive

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

Eddie “Hack” Marcum                       Republican                              November 5, 2021

213 Saloma School Rd                       Jailer  

Campbellsville, KY 

 

Mark Carney                                       Republican                              November 5, 2021

8579 Old Lebanon Rd                        County Clerk 

Campbellsville, KY

 

 

Tony Harris                                        Democrat                                November 8, 2021

110 Boca Noir Circle                         Constable- 1st District

Campbellsville, KY 

 

John D. Gaines                                   Democrat                                November 8, 2021

485 Barney School Rd                        Magistrate- 2nd District

Campbellsville, KY 42718    

 

Rick Reynolds                                    Republican                              November 8, 2021

349 Chestnut Grove Rd                      Constable- 6th District

Campbellsville, KY 

 

Ronnie Dooley                                    Non-Partisan                           November 10, 2021

1405 Cardinal Ln                                Mayor

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

Dickie Benningfield                           Republican                              November 12, 2021

70 Tanglewood Ln                              Sheriff

Campbellsville Ky

 

Donnie L. Newton                              Republican                              November 15, 2021

350 Pitman Creek Rd                         Constable-2nd District

Campbellsville, KY

 

 

 

Joseph “Joey” Florence                      Republican                              November 16, 2021

335 Woodhill Rd                                Constable- 1st District

Campbellsville, KY

 

 

James Gaddis                                      Republican                              November 17, 2021

2615 Speck Ridge Rd                         Constable- 3rd District

Elkhorn, KY 

 

 

Timmy Newton                                   Republican                              November17, 2021

100 Malcom Rd                                  Magistrate- 2nd District

Campbellsville, KY 

 

Robert G. Young                                Republican                              November 17, 2021

20 Pops Rd                                          Magistrate- 1st District

Campbellsville, KY

 

Derrick Bright                                    Republican                              November 19, 2021

650 Hidden Meadows Dr                   Magistrate-5th District

Campbellsville, KY 

 

Bobby Kirtley                                     Democrat                                November 19, 2021

45 Sherborne Dr                                 Magistrate- 1st District

Campbellsville, KY

 

Lester Caulk                                       Republican                              November 19, 2021   

111 Kensington Way                          Magistrate-1st District

Campbellsville, KY

 

Zuel Yarberry                                     Republican                              November 22, 2021

57 Yarberry Ln                                   Magistrate-4th District

Campbellsville, KY 

 

Allen “A.J.” Johnson                          Non-Partisan                           December 3, 2021

114 Oak St                                          City Council

Campbellsville, KY 

 

Todd Sharp                                         Republican                              December 3, 2021

662 Collins Ln                                    Magistrate- 6th District

Campbellsville, KY 

 

 

John D. Bertram                                 Democrat                                December 6, 2021

2 Cherokee Dr                                    County Attorney        

Campbellsville, KY

 

 

 

 

 

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Taylor County Man Arrested in Hodgenville

Hodgenville, Ky. (December 6, 2021) – Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 4 arrested a Taylor County man after a late night standoff with law enforcement.

A little after 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 5th, Troopers with Post 4 were working an ongoing investigation which led them to a residence on College Street in the Buffalo Community of LaRue County, as a trooper attempted to make contact with an individual inside the residence, the person inside made verbal threats toward the trooper’s life.

After the arrival of other KSP troopers, along with other local agencies, troopers made several requests for the individual to come out unarmed. After some time, KSP’s Special Response Team (SRT) was called to the scene. Around 12:30 A.M. this morning, the individual surrendered to KSP without further incident.

James A. Deslongchamps, 42 of Campbellsville, was charged with terroristic threatening, 3rd degree, menacing and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the LaRue County Jail.

Neither Deslongchamps nor any law enforcement units were injured during the incident. KSP was assisted on scene by LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, Hodgenville Police Department and LaRue County EMS. KY 61 was shut down for several hours due to the incident.

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Two Taylor County Men Charged With Burglary

Two Campbellsville men were arrested Monday on burglary charges, Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton said that Billy R. Parks age 41 and Robert Spurling age 66 were both arrested on Druin Street in Campbellsville after the sheriffs department investigated an incident at the old Parker-Kalon property on Roberts Road, sheriff Newton said the two took property owned by Parker Kalon, other suspected have been obtained and additional charges are coming. Deputy Brent Burkhead made the arrest and was assisted by Jonathon Leigh.

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Man Murdered In Russell County, Man Charged.

Russell Springs, KY (November 29, 2021) Detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 15 are conducting a murder investigation in Russell County Kentucky. On Friday, November, 26th, 2021 at approximately 12:52 P.M. KSP Post 15 was notified by the Russell Springs Police Department requesting assistance with an investigation of a deceased male found outside his camper with apparent stab wounds, at the Eagles Nest RV Park in Russell Springs, KY. The victim was identified as Glenn Coffey, age 38 of Russell Springs, KY and was pronounced deceased by the Russell County Coroner.

Through investigation detectives were able to discover there had been a dispute between the victim and his spouse Jordan Coffey, age 27 of Russell Springs, KY. A warrant was obtained and Jordan Coffey was located and arrested in Cookeville, TN by the Putnam County Sheriff Department and lodged in the Putnam County Jail. This incident remains under investigation by KSP Det. Nick Davis. Det. Davis was assisted by other KSP personnel, Russell Springs Police Department and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

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Candidates For Next Years Election in Taylor County

2022 Candidate Filings

 

Office                                 Republican                                Democrat

County Judge                          Barry T. Smith

 

County Attorney

 

Sheriff                                     Robby Vancleave

                                                Shannon Wilson

                                                Dickie Benningfield

 

County Clerk                           Mark Carney

 

PVA                                                                                                     Chad Shively

 

Jailer                                       Eddie “Hack” Marcum

 

Coroner

 

Surveyor

 

Magistrate 1st District             Robert Young                                      Bobby Kirtley

                                                James Lester Caulk

 

Magistrate 2nd District            Timmy Newton                                   John Gaines

 

Magistrate 3rd District            Tommy Corbin

 

Magistrate 4th District            Zuel Yarberry

 

Magistrate 5th District            Derrick Bright

 

Magistrate 6th District            Richard Phillips

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office                        Republican                       Democrat

Constable 1st District              Joseph “Joey” Florence                      Tony Harris

 

Constable 2nd District             Chris Brunelle

                                                Donnie Newton

 

Constable 3rd District              James Gaddis

 

Constable 4th District

 

Constable 5th District              Allen McDonald

 

Constable 6th District              Rick Reynolds

 

 

Filings for City offices of Mayor and City Council 

 

Mayor                         Dennis Benningfield

                                    Sharon Hoskins-Sanders

                                    Ronnie Dooley

 

City Council

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LCDHD Covid-19 Numbers

 

Of today’s 138 reported cases, 123 (89%) were unvaccinated and 33 of today’s cases (24%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 6.24%.

 

Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 700 deaths resulting in a 1.68% mortality rate (about 1 in 60) among known cases. This compares with a 1.35% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.62% mortality rate at the national level.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 77 cases in the hospital. This is 5 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,764 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.22% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 24) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.19%. The latest data shows that 86.21% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 28.77% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 41,785 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 20% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 1.4% are reinfections, and 5.13% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases).

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 59 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 8; Casey: 3; Clinton: 1; Cumberland: 3; Green: 2; McCreary: 4; Pulaski: 24; Russell: 3; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 7. In all, we have released 97.2% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 78 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 450 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,714.

 

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Family, Businesses, and Medical Facilities.

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 137 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 15; Casey: 6; Clinton: 6; Cumberland: 4; Green: 4; McCreary: 19; Pulaski: 55; Russell: 10; Taylor: 3; and, Wayne: 15. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00183. This means our total case count is projected to double every 378.75 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.

 

One case was deleted from Taylor County’s totals tonight after it was determined to be a resident of another county outside our district.

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 27,716 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.87% were unvaccinated.

 

State and local vaccination rates can be found at the following link:  https://dashboard.chfs.ky.gov/views/KYPublicFacingDashboard_16191000580170/KentuckyCOVID-19Vaccination?:iid=1&:isGuestRedirectFromVizportal=y&:embed=y

 

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Skeletal Remains Found In Green County

 

The Green County Sheriff's Department is investigating the skeletal remains of a person found on Highway 218 in Green County,

 

Sheriff Robbie Beard told 99.9 the Big Dawg the remains were found by deer hunters late Saturday afternoon and the case is being investigated by Deputy Adam Rainwater. No foul play is suspected at this time. The remains have been sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office for positive identification.

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Taylor County Man Arrested Following Police Pursuit

 

A Taylor County man was arrested Sunday morning after leading police on a high speed chase that started on the Western Parkway, exiting in Etown onto the Lincoln Parkway, traveling through Hodgenville and then to Campbellsville Road-Highway 210 where the chase ended at Falling Timber Road in Taylor County.

 

Kentucky State Police arrested Johnathon Ruby of Campbellsville. Ruby is charged with fleeing and evading police and is facing multiple counts of wanton endangerment charges that includes speeds up to 125 mph.

 

The incident Sunday was investigated by KSP with Hodgenville City Police assisting.

 

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TAYLOR COUNTY CANDIDATES

 

2022 Taylor County Candidate Filings

 

 

 

 

                                  

Dennis Benningfield                          Non-Partisan                           November 3, 2021

240 Warren Place                               Mayor

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Richard Phillips                                  Republican                              November 3, 2021

60 Kathleen Ln                                   Magistrate- 6th District

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Robby Vancleave                               Republican                              November 3, 2021

299 Vancleave Rd                              Sheriff

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Chris Brunelle                                    Republican                              November 3, 2021

205 Ingram Ave                                 Constable- 2nd District

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Sharon Hoskins-Sanders                  Non-Partisan                           November 3, 2021

505 Martin Luther King Blvd              Mayor

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Tommy Corbin                                   Republican                              November 4, 2021

317 Wooleyville Rd                           Magistrate- 3rd District

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Shannon Wilson                                 Republican                              November 4, 2021

1546 Black Gnat Rd                           Sheriff

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

                       

Allen McDonald                                 Republican                              November 4, 2021

40 Renee Dr                                      Constable- 5th District

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Chad Shively                                      Democrat                                November 5, 2021

275 Bridlewood Park                          PVA

Campbellsville, KY 42718


 

Barry T. Smith                                    Republican                              November 5, 2021

1191 E Owl Creek Rd                        Judge Executive

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Eddie “Hack” Marcum                       Republican                              November 5, 2021

213 Saloma School Rd                      Jailer  

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Mark Carney                                      Republican                             November 5, 2021

8579 Old Lebanon Rd                       County Clerk 

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Tony Harris                                        Democrat                                November 8, 2021

110 Boca Noir Circle                         Constable- 1st District

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

John D. Gaines                                 Democrat                                November 8, 2021

485 Barney School Rd                      Magistrate- 2nd District

Campbellsville, KY 42718    

 

 

Rick Reynolds                                    Republican                             November 8, 2021

349 Chestnut Grove Rd                     Constable- 6th District

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Ronnie Dooley                                    Non-Partisan                         November 10, 2021

1405 Cardinal Ln                                Mayor

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

Dickie Benningfield has filed for Taylor County Sheriff.

 

 

 

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Two Green Countians Jailed on Human Trafficking Charges

Two Green Countians are charged with multiple counts of human trafficking involving young children,  Kentucky State Police arrested 36 year Richard Smith and his 36 year old wife Stephanie Smith both of Greensburg.

The two were arrested this week after the Green County Grand Jury indicted the couple after an investigation into human trafficking, both are charged with human trafficking, unlawful transaction with a minor, wanton endangerment and promoting human trafficking. Richard and Stephanie Smith are in the Taylor County Jail in Campbellsville.

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Green Countians File For Office in 2022 Election

 

These Green Countians have filed for political offce in next years election:

  • John Frank - judge executive
  • James Bonta - judge executive
  • Jessica Shofner baker - county clerk
  • Sean Curry - pva
  • Robbie Beard - sheriff
  • Josh Coffey - sheriff
  • Marty Young - mayor
  • Andrew Parson - magistrate
  • Terry Aaron - magistrate
  • Tim Darnell- magistrate
  • Chris Wingler - constable
  • George Ratliff - constable
  • Tommy Pepper - jailer

 

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Candidates File For Political Offices In Taylor County

 

The following people have filed for office in Taylor County – 2022 election:

 

Candidate                                         Office                                     Date Filed


Dennis Benningfield                        Non-Partisan                         November 3, 2021

240 Warren Place                              Mayor

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Richard Phillips                               Republican                            November 3, 2021

60 Kathleen Ln                                  Magistrate- 6th District

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Robby Vancleave                             Republican                            November 3, 2021

299 Vancleave Rd                              Sheriff

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

Chris Brunelle                                  Republican                            November 3, 2021

205 Ingram Ave                                 Constable- 2nd District

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Sharon Hoskins-Sanders                Non-Partisan                         November 3, 2021

505 Martin Luther King Blvd              Mayor

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Tommy Corbin                                  Republican                           November 4, 2021

317 Wooleyville Rd                            Magistrate- 3rd District

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Shannon Wilson                              Republican                            November 4, 2021

1546 Black Gnat Rd                          Sheriff

Campbellsville, KY 42718


                   

Allen McDonald                               Republican                            November 4, 2021

40 Renee Dr                                     Constable- 5th District

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Chad Shively                                   Democrat                              November 5, 2021

275 Bridlewood Park                         PVA

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Barry T. Smith                                  Republican                            November 5, 2021

1191 E Owl Creek Rd                       Judge Executive

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Eddie “Hack” Marcum                     Republican                           November 5, 2021

213 Saloma School Rd                      Jailer  

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

 

Mark Carney                                     Republican                           November 5, 2021

8579 Old Lebanon Rd                       County Clerk 

Campbellsville, KY 42718

 

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Green County Man Charged with Manslaughter

 

Jonathan W. Sharpe of Greensburg was arrested last week by Green County Sheriff Robbie Beard on a Taylor County warrant for Manslaughter. Sharpe was indicted after allegedly suppling drugs to another person that caused death. No other details have been released by the Taylor County Grand Jury. 

 

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Taylor County Man Charged With Promoting Minor in Sexual Performance

 

The Taylor County Grand Jury indicted Stacy N. Stevens of Campbellsville. Stevens is charged with promoting a minor in a sexual performance. The incident occurred in November of 2020 in Taylor County.

 

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Taylor County Woman Indicted for Killing Her Husband

A Campbellsville woman has been indicted on murder charges after being charged with killing her husband in September.

The Taylor County County Grand Jury indicted Katherine Morrison, she charged with shooting John Berry at the Jefferies Apartment Complex, Berry died a short time later at Taylor Regional Hospital. The grand jury indictment was issued last week in during the November session of the Taylor County Grand Jury in Campbellsville.

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Campbellsville Residential Fire Saturday due to Cooking Incident

 

Call Received: 1344

On Scene: 1347

Control: 1402

Leaving Scene: 1530

 

Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a grease fire at a residence on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 6th at 130 Coppock Street that reportedly started in the kitchen. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke with flames coming out the back door. A second alarm was initiated for additional personnel. Firefighters extinguished the fire, searched for occupants, and provided salvage/overhaul. No firefighters or civilian injuries were reported. A pet cat perished in the fire. The cause of the fire was related to a cooking incident.  17 firefighters responded to the call.

 

Assisting Agencies:

Campbellsville Taylor County Emergency Communications Center

Campbellsville Taylor County Emergency Medical Services

Campbellsville Police Department

ATMOS

Kentucky Utilities

Campbellsville Water

 

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Covid Update in Lake Cumberland Region

 

Of today’s 83 reported cases, 65 (78%) were unvaccinated and 28 of today’s cases (34%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 5.19%.

 

Deaths: We are sad to report 2 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 677 deaths resulting in a 1.65% mortality rate (about 1 in 61) among known cases. This compares with a 1.32% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.62% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 63 cases in the hospital. This is equal to what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,736 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.23% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 24) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.22%. The latest data shows that 86.79% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 27.63% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 41,001 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 19.63% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 1.38% are reinfections, and 5.27% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases).

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 51 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 6; Casey: 1; Clinton: 4; Cumberland: 3; Green: 3; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 14; Russell: 9; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 5. In all, we have released 97.5% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 30 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 338 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,714.

 

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Family, Businesses, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 0% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 83 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 7; Clinton: 13; Cumberland: 5; Green: 4; McCreary: 8; Pulaski: 16; Russell: 13; Taylor: 13; and, Wayne: 4. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00137. This means our total case count is projected to double every 506.81 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.

 

The deaths reported today included 2 Wayne County residents (both unvaccinated).

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 26,932 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.73% were unvaccinated.

 

State and local vaccination rates can be found at the following link: 

https://dashboard.chfs.ky.gov/views/KYPublicFacingDashboard_16191000580170/KentuckyCOVID-19Vaccination?:iid=1&:isGuestRedirectFromVizportal=y&:embed=y

 

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Teen Dies in Casey County Motorcycle Crash

 

Liberty, KY (November 4, 2021) Kentucky State Police Post 15 is investigating a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred on November 2nd, 2021 at approximately 7:24 P.M. eight miles north of Liberty on U.S. 127. Preliminary investigations indicate that 17 year old Jordan Bradley Watson was operating a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle south bound on U.S. 127 when a 2020 Dodge pickup turning off of KY 906, attempted to turn north bound on U.S. 127 crossed in his path, the motorcycle struck the pickup in the left side and the driver was ejected. The Dodge pickup was operated by 28 year old David Bugg of Danville,  Bugg had one passenger, 28 year old, Austin May of Perryville, KY. Watson was wearing a helmet and was transported to Ephraim McDowell hospital was he was later pronounced deceased. Bugg and his passenger were both wearing seatbelts and were not injured.

 

This collision remains under investigation by Trooper Weston Sullivan. He was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel, Casey County EMS and the Casey County Sheriff’s Office.

 

The funeral for Jordan Bradley Watson will be Sunday at 2pm at Casey County High School in Liberty. Memorial donations can be made to McKinney Brown Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

 

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Shots Exchanged Thursday in Marion County

 

A shooting between a Marion County Deputy Sheriff and another man took place Thursday afternoon between Gravelswitch and Bradfordsville.

 

99.9 the Big Dawg has learned that Deputy Tristan Hayden was serving papers on Timothy Shewmaker of Marion County when Shewmaker fired a 357 gun at Deputy Hayden, striking his bulletproof vest. Deputy Hayden then shot Shewmaker in the shoulder. Both parties were taken to Springview Hospital for treatment. The incident remains under investiagtion.

 

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Covid Numbers Continue to Fall

 

Of today’s 103 reported cases, 89 (86%) were unvaccinated and 24 of today’s cases (23%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 5.05%.

 

Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 674 deaths resulting in a 1.65% mortality rate (about 1 in 61) among known cases. This compares with a 1.32% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.62% mortality rate at the national level.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 63 cases in the hospital. This is 3 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,732 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.24% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 24) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.22%. The latest data shows that 75.93% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 31.58% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 40,852 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 19.56% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 1.37% are reinfections, and 5.3% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases).

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 83 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 16; Casey: 1; Clinton: 12; Cumberland: 3; Green: 5; McCreary: 8; Pulaski: 12; Russell: 6; Taylor: 13; and, Wayne: 7. In all, we have released 97.6% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 20 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 311 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,714.


Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Family, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 0% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 103 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 17; Casey: 1; Clinton: 10; Cumberland: 6; Green: 9; McCreary: 8; Pulaski: 20; Russell: 5; Taylor: 24; and, Wayne: 3. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.0015. This means our total case count is projected to double every 463.38 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 26,783 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.70% were unvaccinated.

 

Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average (last updated 10/27/2021).

 

State – 62.00%
Taylor – 54.43%
Pulaski – 51.32%
Russell – 47.77%
Green – 43.11%
McCreary – 42.75%
Wayne – 42.79%
Cumberland – 42.08%
Clinton – 40.89%
Adair – 39.31%
Casey – 36.78%

 

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Taylor County Grand Jury Indictments - November 2021

 

The Taylor County Grand Jury has indicted the following people during the November 2021 session:

 
  • Katherine Morrison of Campbellsville is charged with Murder. Morrison was arrested after shooting her husband, 38 year old John Berry of Summersville.
  • Davion J. Graham of Campbellsville was indicted on charges of rape, unlawful transaction with a minor and violating an EPO.
  • Jonathon W. Sharp of Greensburg has been indicted on manslaughter charges 2nd and trafficking in a controlled substance.
  • Stacy N. Stevens of Campbellsville indicted on charges of promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance.  
  • Crystal G. Williams of Campbellsville indicted on methamphetamine charges.
  • Katherine Baskins, possession of methamphetamine.
  • Jason L. Gabbert, possession of methamphetamine.
  • Paul A. Leroy of Campbellsville, trafficing in methamphetamine.
  • Ramona G. Burris of Campbellsville, possession of methamphetamine.
  • Brandon M. Anderson of Campbellsville, trafficking in methamphetamine.
  • Kristen F. Pike of Campbellsville - trafficking in methamphetamine.

 

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Monday's Covid Numbers in Lake Cumberland District

 

Of today’s 69 reported cases, 57 (83%) were unvaccinated and 17 of today’s cases (25%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 5.03%.

 

Deaths: We are sad to report 2 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 674 deaths resulting in a 1.66% mortality rate (about 1 in 60) among known cases. This compares with a 1.32% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.62% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 57 cases in the hospital. This is equal to what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,725 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.24% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 24) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.22%. The latest data shows that 91.67% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 33.78% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 40,679 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 19.47% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 1.37% are reinfections, and 5.33% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases). In the last week, 3.15% of our new cases were breakthrough cases.

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 207 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 10; Casey: 5; Clinton: 20; Cumberland: 14; Green: 8; McCreary: 20; Pulaski: 60; Russell: 17; Taylor: 30; and, Wayne: 23. In all, we have released 97.7% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 140 more than the new cases we added since our last report. This leaves us with 268 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,714.

 

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Family, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 0% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 69 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 4; Casey: 3; Clinton: 2; Cumberland: 3; Green: 3; McCreary: 7; Pulaski: 26; Russell: 9; Taylor: 9; and, Wayne: 3. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00174. This means our total case count is projected to double every 399.21 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.

 

The deaths reported tonight include an Adair County resident (unvaccinated) and a Taylor County resident (vaccinated).

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 26,610 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.67% were unvaccinated.

 

Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average (last updated 10/27/2021).

 

State – 62.00%
Taylor – 54.43%
Pulaski – 51.32%
Russell – 47.77%
Green – 43.11%
McCreary – 42.75%
Wayne – 42.79%
Cumberland – 42.08%
Clinton – 40.89%
Adair – 39.31%
Casey – 36.78%

 

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Covid-19 Numbers Declining

 

Of today’s 88 reported cases, 81 (92%) were unvaccinated and 31 of today’s cases (35%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 5.17%.

 

Deaths: We regret we must report 4 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 671 deaths resulting in a 1.66% mortality rate (about 1 in 60) among known cases. This compares with a 1.31% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.62% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 55 cases in the hospital. This is 3 less than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,719 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.24% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 24) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.23%. The latest data shows that 96.23% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 23.68% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 40,514 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 19.39% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 1.37% are reinfections, and 5.37% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases). In the last week, 3.23% of our new cases were breakthrough cases.

 

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 90 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 5; Casey: 6; Clinton: 2; Cumberland: 5; Green: 6; McCreary: 9; Pulaski: 28; Russell: 7; Taylor: 9; and, Wayne: 13. In all, we have released 97.4% of our total cases.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 6 more than the new cases we added since our last report. This leaves us with 385 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,715.

 

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Family, and Medical Facilities.

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 88 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 3; Casey: 6; Clinton: 18; Cumberland: 9; Green: 3; McCreary: 8; Pulaski: 10; Russell: 2; Taylor: 22; and, Wayne: 7. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.0018. This means our total case count is projected to double every 386.46 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.

 

The deaths we report tonight include a McCreary County resident (unvaccinated), two Taylor County residents (both unvaccinated) and a Wayne County resident (vaccination status unknown).

 

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 26,445 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.63% were unvaccinated.

 

Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average (last updated 10/27/2021).

 

State – 62.00%
Taylor – 54.43%
Pulaski – 51.32%
Russell – 47.77%
Green – 43.11%
McCreary – 42.75%
Wayne – 42.79%
Cumberland – 42.08%
Clinton – 40.89%
Adair – 39.31%
Casey – 36.78%

 

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Cave City Man Arrested By Campbellsville Police

On Thursday, October 28, 2021 at approximately 9:14 P.M., Officer Adam Black witnessed a vehicle driving reckless in the area of Carnation Street and South Columbia Avenue.  As Officer Black activated his emergency equipment to stop the vehicle, the vehicle fled.  After a short pursuit, the vehicle ran off the roadway on West Main Street striking several headstones in the Brookside Cemetery. 

24-year old Drake A. Willen of Cave City, KY. was arrested and charged with the following;

DUI 1st

Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree (Motor Vehicle)

Reckless Driving

No Insurance

Violating Graves

 

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021             Time: 9:14 P.M.

 

Location: West Main Street

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department

 

Investigating Officers: Officer Adam Black

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

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Adair County Man Charged With Shooting 17 Year Old

 

An Adair County man was arrested after shooting incident resulting in one man being sent to University of Louisville Hospital.

 

Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman told 99.9 The Big Dawg News that his department received a call early Sunday morning from Adair 911 to respond to the TJ Health Columbia ER to a reported gunshot wound. Upon arrival, officers came into contact with a 17 year old juvenile who had been shot in the left shoulder.

 

Preliminary investigation showed the incident occured on Jones Chapel Road around 1:00amCT on Sunday morning at a possible party where there were several people present with some consuming alcohol, according to Sherriff Brockman.

 

18 year old Sedreck Dennis of Jones Chapel Road, Columbia was arrested on charges of wanton endangerment 1st degree and assault 1st degree. 

 

The investigation is ongoing by the Adair County Sheriff's Office with Deputy Staten leading the investigation.

 

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