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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2020-05

Man Charged With Burning A Baby in Hot Water


On Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1:30pmET, Campbellsville Police responded to Taylor Regional Hospital in reference to possible child abuse involving a small child with burns. After an investigation, 21-year-old Tahj C. Martin of Campbellsville was arrested and charged with Criminal Abuse 1st degree (child 12 or under). He was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center. Det. Josh Coffey is the investigating officer.


Campbellsville Police Investigate Accident Monday


Campbellsville Police responded to an injury collision on West Broadway (US 68) Monday afternoon at 2:25pm. A 2010 Chevrolet Silverado operated by 21-year-old Stephen J. Railey of Springfield, KY collided with a 2008 Saturn Aura operated by 42-year-old Ginger M. Dawn of Campbellsville. Dawn along with a passenger, 47-year-old Angela D. Butler, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  Railey was not injured.


Campbellsville Police, Campbellsville Fire, and Campbellsville-Taylor county EMS worked the afternoon mishap.


Investigating Officer: Officer Josh Patrick


Gov. Beshear Provides Update on Fight Against COVID-19

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 26, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday updated Kentuckians on the fight against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“We are going to get through this together because we are strong, we are resilient, and for the most part over this Memorial Day weekend, we showed that we can continue to do the right thing,” said Gov. Beshear. “Even with the ability to see more people, we know that COVID-19 is still out there, it’s still deadly, it’s still dangerous, but if we can take the Healthy at Work precautions and put those in our muscle memory, we can successfully reopen our economy.”
Gov. Beshear also offered updates about a weekend protest at the Capitol, the need continued social distancing and efforts to address an outbreak at a Jefferson County facility.
Capitol protest
Gov. Beshear addressed a weekend protest at the Capitol that garnered national attention when a small group marched onto the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion and hung an effigy in a nearby tree.
The Governor talked about the decision to move his family to Frankfort, the first governor’s family – kids and all – to do so in over 30 years.
“I worried about a number of things. How would living in the community – with their dad as governor – affect my kids? What would it feel like to live in a house where people toured several days each week?” Gov. Beshear said. “One thing I never thought about, never questioned, was their personal safety. While I worried kids might be mean to them from time to time, I did not consider they might be bullied or heckled by adults.”
The Governor noted that his administration had offered the demonstrators a drive-up protesting permit but the organizers declined. He described how a right-wing militia group marched onto the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion.
“And there, just a windowpane away from where my kids often played, they chanted and heckled,” Gov. Beshear said. “While they were thankfully not there, I want to remind you my kids are 9- and 10-years old.”
The Governor called out the members of the group for engaging in acts meant to intimidate as well as politicians and officeholders who have encouraged them.
“You cannot fan the flames and condemn the fire,” he said.
Gov. Beshear said he would remain undaunted.
“I owe it to the people of Kentucky to not bow to terror, but keep doing what’s right for our citizens,” the Governor said. “Living my faith means I have to face adversity without losing my values.”
Resiliency urged 
Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack talked about the need to continue to follow social distancing rules and to use masks.
“There is no doubt that this infection has taken a horrible toll on humanity, and it will continue to take a toll until we have a vaccine or effective treatment. Until then, we’re left with old-school, old-fashioned public health measures which we know work, but are difficult to implement because they require us to make sacrifices,” Dr. Stack said. “Nobody likes wearing masks, including me. But it’s important that we wear them. The evidence is absolutely overwhelmingly clear that a small number of large events or a small number of large gatherings with one or two infected folks spread this thing like wildfire.”
Facility outbreak
Secretary Eric Friedlander of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services provided an update on efforts to address a coronavirus outbreak at a Jefferson County facility.
Gov. Beshear is closely monitoring the situation at Nazareth Home Clifton, along with Secretary Friedlander and Dr. Stack. State agencies are working with facility operators and Louisville Metro to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the residents and staff there.
“Long-term care facilities across the world, across the nation and across this state have been and will continue to be a challenge. So we’ve started aggressive testing. We’ve tested over 11,000 staff and residents in facilities across Kentucky.
This weekend, we tested an entire facility, Nazareth Clifton, in Louisville. We had many positives, 39 residents and 20 staff,” said Secretary Friedlander. “Over time, it became clear that facility was going to have a hard time finding enough [healthy] staff to take care of all residents, so we began an aggressive plan to transfer COVID-19 positive residents out to local hospitals. We were able to transfer those residents into the hospitals successfully and stabilize that facility. We made sure we were making the right decisions for everyone there, both staff and residents.”
Case information
As of 5 p.m. May 26, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 8,951 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 387 of which were newly confirmed through the Memorial Day weekend. That included 141 cases reported Sunday, 122 cases reported Monday and 117 cases reported Tuesday.
“These are some of the lowest daily numbers we have seen,” the Governor said. “But that is fragile, and with a disease that can so easily spread we have to want and put into action our desire to see that downward movement.”
Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear also reported three new deaths Tuesday, raising the total to 394 Kentuckians lost to the virus.
“Let’s remember, every death is tragic,” said Gov. Beshear. “Three new families, and 394 families total are still grieving. We’ll be turning our green lights back on at the Mansion on that same front porch. We show compassion there, not anger. We show love there, not hate.”
The deaths reported Tuesday include an 85-year-old woman from Adair County, a 63-year-old man from Allen County and a 72-year-old woman from Jefferson County.
At least 3,115 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus. For additional information, including up-to-date lists of positive cases and deaths, as well as breakdowns of coronavirus infections by county, race and ethnicity, click here.
Testing expansion
Gov. Beshear continued to encourage Kentuckians to get tested for COVID-19.
The recommended per capita testing rate is 100 per 100,000. In the seven days ending Tuesday, the daily average of Kentuckians tested per 100,000 residents was significantly higher at 138.
Information on how to register at more than 70 sites throughout the commonwealth can be found at
Absentee Ballot Application Portal online
Gov. Beshear is encouraging all voters to use a new Absentee Ballot Application Portal now available online. A link to the State Board of Elections’ portal can be found at He urged everyone who plans to vote in next month’s primary elections to go to the portal and request an absentee mail-in ballot.

Taylor Co. Man Arrested after Passing Out Behind the Wheel


On Monday, May 25, 2020 at 7:40pmET, Campbellsville Police received a call of a motorist passed out behind the wheel on South Columbia Avenue. Officer Josh Patrick (with the assistance of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office) located the vehicle in question at Marathon on South Columbia Avenue.
After an investigation, 38-year-old Nathan L. Edwards of Greensburg, KY was arrested and charged with DUI 1st offense, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Methamphetamine), and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Cocaine)
Edwards was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.



Kentucky State Police arrested 39-year-old Tabitha Couch over the holiday weekend.


Couch was charged with Burglary 2nd, DUI, Speeding and Careless driving. The arrest was made in Taylor County.


Taylor County Couple Charged With Abusing a Child

In October 2019 Campbellsville Police with the assistance of Child Protective Services opened an investigation after receiving a call from Taylor Regional Hospital of possible child abuse.  After a lengthy investigation, 26 year old Robert Adkins and 21 year old Ursula Adkins of Campbellsville were indicted by the Taylor County Grand Jury in March of 2020.

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020 both Robert and Ursula Adkins were arrested by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office on the outstanding Grand Jury Indictment warrants. 


Mr. Robert Adkins was charged with;

Criminal Abuse 1st degree (child 12 or under)

Wanton Endangerment 1st degree

Terroristic Threatening 3rd degree

Mrs. Ursula Adkins was charged with;

Criminal Abuse 1st degree (child 12 or under)

Wanton Endangerment 1st degree

Both were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.


Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department


Investigating Officers: Det. Nelson Bishop

Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on Progress Fighting COVID-19

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 21, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday updated Kentuckians on guidelines for reopening safely as the state battles the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“We’re going to get through this together because just like Healthy at Home, we’re going to be Healthy at Work in a way where we’re are going to do this better that just about anybody else out there,” the Governor said.
Case information
As of 4:00pmCT on Thursday, May 21st, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 8,236 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 135 of which were newly confirmed Thursday.
“We may be more than just plateaued, we may be in true reduction in what we’re seeing about the spread,” said Gov. Beshear. “Where we are now compared to where we were even three weeks ago is a much better place.”
Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear also reported 10 new deaths Thursday, raising the total to 386 Kentuckians lost to the virus.
Gov. Beshear said, “Ten more individuals. Ten more than we wanted to lose. Let’s make sure we’re thinking about them and their families tonight.”
The deaths reported Thursday include a 93-year-old woman from Jackson County, a 62-year-old man from Fayette County, 73-year-old woman from Adair County, a 72-year-old man from Simpson County, two 56-year-old women from Warren County, an 81-year-old man and an 86-year-old woman from Oldham County, and 69- and 78-year-old men from Jefferson County.
At least 3,008 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus. For additional information, including up-to-date lists of positive cases and deaths, as well as breakdowns of coronavirus infections by county, race and ethnicity, click here
Child care reopening
Today, Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Eric Friedlander announced that on June 8, in-home child care programs can open. On June 15, center-based licensed child care programs can reopen to all families.
“Today is a day of really good news for many people. Child care is one of the areas we know is critical to reopening the economy. It is critical to parents and has been critical to our essential workers,” said Sec. Friedlander. “It’s always a balance between protecting ourselves and our families and going to back to being Healthy at Work.”
The maximum group size will be 10 children per group. Children will remain in the same groups all day and staff will be assigned to the same children each day to reduce exposure. All adults must wear a face mask while in any child care program (in-home or center-based). Children 5 or younger should not wear masks, but older children may wear masks as they are able.
Programs should stagger playground time, eliminate center-wide family events, eliminate field trips and use centralized drop-off/pick-up locations to eliminate unnecessary traffic to classrooms and reduce exposure.
Sec. Friedlander also highlighted support for providers. All programs – in-home and center-based – will receive additional funding for cleaning and PPE supplies. Continued assistance will be available from state personnel and resources.
Click to see the complete guidance for in-home child care and center-based child care.
Healthy at Work
Today, the Governor also announced auctions could be held starting June 1. Horse shows can be held again starting on June 8. Bars, gatherings with 50 people or fewer and venues that hold 50 people or fewer can reopen June 29 if they meet guidelines.
Businesses that are opening May 22 at 33% capacity can expand to 50% capacity a month later, on June 22, if they meet the guidelines.
“Based on the numbers we are seeing right now, we think we will be responsible and that we can hit it at that time,” said Gov. Beshear. “It all depends on how good we do at being Healthy at Work.”  
For more information on the Healthy at Work timeline and industry requirements, click here:
Kentucky students eligible for new emergency food benefits
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering to provide food assistance to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.
Beginning May 23, Kentucky families with students who normally receive free or reduced-price meals at school may get financial assistance to replace those meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
“These parents will be provided some additional benefits so they can use that to feed their children so that they don’t go hungry because they’re missing meals at school,” said CHFS Secretary Eric Friedlander. “When you apply for these benefits, it’s not just you as the individual that benefits. It’s your grocers, it’s your local businesses, it is the entire food system in Kentucky that benefits.”  
Families who already receive assistance can receive P-EBT in addition to other benefits their household may get. Children who already receive SNAP, Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program assistance, Kinship Care or Medicaid will automatically receive P-EBT on their EBT cards and do not need to apply separately. P-EBT benefits will be added to existing EBT cards no later than May 28. Families of all other children must complete a short online application and will be mailed an EBT card with instructions on how to activate and use their card. Apply or get information from June 2 through June 30 at or 855-306-8959.
Students who became eligible for free or reduced lunch after March 13 are eligible for P-EBT. For more information, click here:
Memorial Day Weekend
Keeping safe while celebrating together is crucial as we enter the traditional start of the summer season. Gov. Beshear and state health officials are asking all Kentuckians to keep gatherings to 10 or fewer people.
“We’ve done a wonderful job coming together and showing our care and concern for each other in Kentucky,” said Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack. “The works not over, and if we take our eye off the ball, in June or July, we’ll have the very problem we’ve averted so far.”
Other guidance includes wearing masks, maintaining social distancing of six feet or more, gathering outside instead of inside, washing hands frequently and covering food and individually wrapping plates.
Testing expansion
On Thursday, Gov. Beshear continued to encourage Kentuckians to get tested for COVID-19. Kentucky’s testing capacity now exceeds the daily average recommended by the White House to safely begin reopening the economy.
The recommended per capita testing rate is 100 per 100,000. In the seven days ending Tuesday, the daily average of Kentuckians tested per 100,000 residents was significantly higher at 138.
Information on how to register at more than 70 sites throughout the commonwealth can be found at

Summersville Man Dies in Garage Fire-UPDATED


A Summersville, KY man died in a garage fire on Tuesday afternoon in Hart County near the Green County line.


According to Hart County Coroner Anthony Roberts, the male victim died around 3:30 p.m. in the fire that occurred just outside Linwood on Bennett Road in Hart County, KY approx. 1/4 mile from the Green County line.


The victim has been identified as Freddie Wells, 67, of Summersville. 99.9 The Big Dawg has learned Wells perished in the fire, the garage was a total loss.


Kentucky State police are investigation fatal fire.


Emerald Isle Fire at Green River Lake


The Campbellsville-Taylor County Fire Dept was dispatched to Emerald Isle Marina on Wednesday afternoon. 99.9 the Big Dawg News has learned that the business office area on the hill from the Marina caught fire. Smoke and fire damage was reported. 


Casey County Man Arrested on Assault Charges...


Middleburg, KY (May 20, 2020) - On May 19, 2020 at 4:48pmET, Kentucky State Police Post 15 responded to a shooting that occurred in the limits of Kings Mountain on High Ridge Rd. Upon arrival, Units located 45-year-old Mark Baxter of Middleburg, KY who had been shot at his residence following an altercation with 43 year old Daniel Porter. Porter fled the scene; the vehicle he was in was located a a short time later. Porter was arrested and charged with Assault 1st degree and lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.


This incident remains under investigation by Detective Josh Dicken. KSP was assisted at the scene by Casey County EMS and the Casey County Sheriff’s Department. Baxter was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.


Metcalfe County Accident results in 1 Driver being Arrested...


Summer Shade, KY. (May 18, 2020) – Kentucky State Police investigated a 2-vehicle injury collision on KY 90 near Summer Shade on Monday around 10:05 a.m. CT.


Preliminary investigation indicates a 2016 Toyota being operated by 42-year-old Robert Amback of Crestwood, was traveling East on KY 90 at a slow speed. A 2005 Kenworth truck, operated by 55-year-old Gary Dile of Greensburg, was traveling East on KY 90 following Amback. Dile attempted to pass, and while doing so Amback made a left turn onto Pitcock Road into the path of Dile resulting in the collision.


Amback and Dile were both wearing seatbelts. Barren-Metcalfe EMS transported both drivers to T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.   


Kentucky State Police arrested Amback for Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.


Sgt. Randall Honeycutt investigated the collision. He was assisted by the Metcalfe Co Sheriff’s Office, Barren-Metcalfe EMS, and Summer Shade Fire Department.


Man Crashes on Broadway Knocking out Traffic Lights


On Monday, May 18, 2020 at 9:53amET, Campbellsville Police responded to East Broadway and London Drive to a vehicle collision with injuries. 


51 year old Daniel W. Massman of Erlanger, KY was operating a 2015 GMC Sierra and suffered a medical emergency, causing him to leave the roadway and strike a traffic light support pole. As a result of the collision, East Broadway was shut down for approximately 2 hours. 


Massman was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS for treatment of his injuries. 

No other vehicles were involved.


Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff Office, Campbellsville Taylor County EMS, and Campbellsville Fire.


Investigating Officers: Officer Jacob Hedgespeth


Gov. Beshear Contact Tracing Key to Safe Reopening of Economy

FRANKFORT, KY (May 18, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday said Kentuckians will continue to defeat the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), get back to work and safely reopen the economy by being tested and participating in contact tracing.   
The Governor called on Kentuckians to support contact tracing: “Team Kentucky needs you – answer the call if a public health worker contacts you. Contact tracing is key to protecting the health of our communities as we begin to reopen our economy. We are relying on more testing combined with increased contact tracing and for everyone to help stop the spread of COVID-19.”
The Governor also announced the appointment of Mark Carter as executive adviser leading the contact tracing efforts in the Office of the Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).
“We are excited to have Mark leverage his vast Kentucky health care experience to lead COVID-19 contact tracing. His leadership, along with the team at the Department for Public Health and Kentuckians’ support, will help protect the health and safety of more Kentucky families,” he added.
“Thank you, Governor,” said Carter. “I do sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve the commonwealth in this capacity. I have long been an admirer of our state Department for Public Health and the local health departments and the work they do every day that is completely unsung.
“We must reopen the economy, but we have to protect our children, our families and friends from another outbreak of COVID-19, and we do that through contact tracing,” he added.
Carter will work closely with Department for Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack and public health staff. Carter is a certified public accountant and has 40 years of experience in the health care industry.
CHFS Secretary Eric Friedlander noted that Carter’s health care strategy and leadership is critical as we continue to reopen Kentucky for business.
Contact tracing, which is funded through the CARES Act, is expanding to meet both the White House and Governor’s benchmarks for safely reopening the economy. Each state and territory is using contact tracing as a tool to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Carter said the expanded seven-month contact tracing program combines public participation and the power of technology to help public health officials and health care providers contain the spread of COVID-19. Carter said information provided is kept completely private and confidential. Information regarding the individuals who have COVID-19 and people they have made in-person contact with recently is not released or made public. To view a video explaining contact tracing click here.
“Contact tracing is not new, it was used to help eradicate smallpox and is commonly used today to contain tuberculosis and other infections. It makes sense to use the same tools and technology to contain COVID-19,” Carter said. “Kentucky residents will be contacted if they have been exposed to an individual testing positive for COVID-19, to give instructions on how to self-quarantine and help reduce the spread to other individuals.”
The Department for Public Health is working with Deloitte Consulting to launch the statewide effort to gather information about contacts from newly diagnosed patients. Health officials will notify those people of their potential exposure and advise them of precautions they can take to protect their health and the health of those around them.
“This effort will help to best document COVID-positive Kentuckians and quickly track those who may have been in close contact with them so they can take the appropriate steps to prevent any further spread of the virus,” Gov. Beshear said.
Public communications, including posters, videos, PSAs and social media campaigns, will help Kentuckians understand contact tracing and what to do if a public health worker contacts them.
Carter pointed out Kentuckians’ role in contact tracing, which includes knowing that: 
Public health workers may reach out to those who have contracted COVID-19 to assess their situation and track any recent in-person contacts.
Contacts will be notified that they may have been exposed to COVID-19, are provided instructions and connected to local resources.
By following instructions provided, contacts help stop the spread of COVID-19 and save the lives of Kentuckians.
Helping to communicate the importance of contact tracing, you are supporting bringing people back to work and reopening Kentucky’s economy.
Dr. Stack said: “We are going to hire about 700 people and we will have to deploy these folks very effectively to help contain the infection. Contact tracing is the way we get back to as much as possible what normal used to be like. Contact tracing is the way we act very quickly to localize infection to keep it from spreading and enable us to get back to interacting with each other as much as we can.”
The Governor reiterated that every step would be taken to protect Kentuckians’ privacy. 
On May 1, a request for proposal (RFP) was posted for prospective vendors to fulfill staffing for three job classifications, disease investigators, contact tracers and social support connectors. Currently $112 million in CARES Act funding for additional contact tracing staffing is effective through Dec. 31, 2020. A final list of all approved vendors will be posted to
Case information
As of 5 p.m. May 18, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 7,935 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 138 of which were newly confirmed Monday and 122 confirmed Sunday.
“Remember we are not just our brother and sisters’ keeper that we know. We are our brother and sisters’ keeper for everybody across the state and this country knowing that asymptotic spread happens,” said Gov. Beshear. “We never really know exactly who the virus could possibly reach, but you can do all the steps to make sure you’re not spreading it to other people.”
Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear also reported three new deaths Sunday and nine Monday, raising the total to 346 Kentuckians lost to the virus.
The deaths reported Sunday include three men, ages 68, 78 and 79, from Jefferson County. The deaths reported Monday include two men, ages 50 and 96, and seven women, ages 69, 76, 77, 79, 83, 89 and 102 all from Jefferson County.
“Let’s continue to shine those green lights,” the Governor said. “Let’s continue to be a really good neighbor and help each other out.”
At least 2,785 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus. For additional information, including up-to-date lists of positive cases and deaths, as well as breakdowns of coronavirus infections by county, race and ethnicity, click here for Monday and Sunday.  
Child illness update
The Governor said two more children were ill with Pediatric Multisymptom Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS), a syndrome that is causing serious health problems for some young people.
PMIS is a rare illness being seen in some children who have been infected with COVID-19. About a month after a coronavirus infection, children and teenagers with PMIS develop fever accompanied by abdominal pain and, often, swollen hands, feet and lymph nodes.
The Governor said a 5-year-old was in the hospital but is now home, and an 11-year-old is currently hospitalized. Dr. Stack previously reported that two Kentuckians, a 10-year-old and a 16-year-old, were treated. The 10-year-old remains hospitalized but is improving.
Dr. Stack said the department issued a PMIS advisory last week, which provides guidance, key points about the syndrome, possible symptoms and reporting directions. Dr. Stack said the Kentucky Pediatric COVID-19 Hotline (800-722-5725) staffed by Norton Children’s Hospital is prepared to answer questions from both parents and clinicians about PMIS.
Testing expansion
Gov. Beshear said in partnership with Kroger, new testing locations would open in Richmond, Mayfield, Louisville and Hartford this week. Information on how to register at more than 70 sites throughout the commonwealth can be found at
Long-term care testing 
Dr. Stack said testing would occur at 23 long-term care facilities this week. “All major providers are on board,” said Dr. Stack. 
“Norton will be doing onsite testing at two facilities this week, and over the next two days 1,901 staff and 1,637 residents for a total of 3,538 tests will be completed.”
Healthy at Work
The Healthy at Work website now includes guidance for barbershops, cosmetology, hair salons, tanning salons and tattoo parlors. Gov. Beshear said the state would also be expanding June 1 reopening guidance to include aquatic centers (which does not include public pools), fishing tournaments and auto/dirt track racing.

Taylor County Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident


Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton reports that Bradley Sturgill, 30, of Campbellsville was traveling on Highway 527 on his 2007 Honda motorcycle when a deer ran into the roadway, causing him to lose control of the motorcycle. Sturgill was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital with an arm and foot injury.


The motorcycle accident occurred Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm and was investigated by Dickie Benningfield. 


Campbellsville Water Company Will Flush Fire Hydrants


The Campbellsville Water Company will flush hydrants in the city May 18th thru May 22nd. Flushing will begin at 7:00 am and end at 3:00pm. Hydrants will be flushed to ensure they are operating properly and to improve water quality be removing sediments from the system. Customers may notice temporary water discoloration, air in lines, and low pressure as lines are flushed in their area of the system. Avoid washing clothes until discoloration clears. If these conditions persist, please call the water office at 270-789-3133 or after hours at 270-465-5591 to report the problem.


Marion County Teen Facing Multiple Charges After Police Chase


Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton reports that his deputies were called to a disturbance on East Lemmons Bend Road.


Officers attempted to stop William Connor Cornish, 19, of Lebanon, KY when he led police on a high speed chase. The chase ended in Marion County with Cornish being charged with 5 counts of Wanton Endangerment (on a police officer), 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Fleeing or Evading Police, DUI and numerous other traffic charges. Cornish was lodged in the Taylor County Jail.


The Taylor County Sheriffs Dept. was assisted by Cambellsville Police, KSP, Fish and Wildlife and the Marion County Sheriffs Dept.


Taylor County Women Arrested in Columbia on Heroin Charges


Early this morning (Thursday), Adair County K-9 Deputy Josh Durbin initiated a traffic stop on a 2011 Ford passenger car at 2:09 a.m. on the Veterans Memorial (Columbia) Bypass. As a result of the stop, 2 females from Taylor County were arrested for Possession of Heroin & other charges.

The driver, 27-year-old Mackenzie Wagoner was charged with:
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin)
  • No Drivers License
  • Reckless driving 
  • Operating a motor Vehicle under the influence of drugs
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and
  • Disregarding a Traffic Control Device. 
Also arrested was a passenger, 27-year-old Ann Keith, who was charged with:
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Heroin) and 
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Both were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. 

K-9 Deputy Durbin was assisted by Columbia Police Officer Kevin Atwood along with K-9 “Anne” (who was utilized in the search) and Trevor Foster.   

Green County Men Fight Over Video Game


Green County Sheriff Robbie Beard reports that his department received a call of a fight in progress Tuesday night near the Taylor/Green County line on Taylor Chapel Road just inside of Green County. 

Sheriff Beard told 99.9 The Big Dawg News that the two men were fighting over a video game when things took a turn for the worse. Micheal Withrow, 21, of Greensburg, KY struck Dalton Smothers with his automobile.
Smothers was airlifted to a Louisville hospital with a severe head injury. Withrow was arrested and charged with Felony Assault and Wanton Endangerment and lodged in the Taylor County Jail.
The case is expected to be presented to the Commonwealth Attorney Office in Campbellsville.

Taylor Co. Man Injured In 4-Wheeler Accident


Sheriff Allen Newton told 99.9 The Big Dawg News that John Roution, 34, of Campbellsville was operating his 4-wheeler on Newton Lane when a dog ran out into the roadway causing Roution to lose control and overturn.

Roution was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville for treatment.
The mishap occurred just after 7pmET on Tuesday night and was investigated by Sgt. Mark Dicken with the Taylor County Sheriffs Office. 

Homeplace on Green River Employees Tiffany Kessler

Adair County’s Tiffany Kessler has been selected by the Homeplace on Green River’s executive committee as Homeplace’s full-time program director. She is the farm’s first full-time employee and will be responsible for shepherding many of the activities at Homeplace including the farm’s role as Kentucky’s Outdoor Classroom, marketing, administration, public activities, and fundraising.  
The Board interviewed several well-qualified applicants and chose Ms. Kessler as the best fit for Homeplace. She brings to Homeplace 18 years of experience in writing and editing news, maintaining contact with community leaders, serving as a Congressional field representative and working with agricultural entities such as Farmer’s Pride and The Center for Rural Development. She is well known and respected well beyond Adair County.  She is passionate about Southcentral Kentucky, especially preservation of its heritage and assuring our young people maintain that heritage.
Ms. Kessler’s hiring is possible thanks to a generous grant from the William Schmidt Family Foundation. The Schmidt Foundation has also supported other activities at Homeplace.

Adair County Man Arrested on Theft Charges


The Adair County Sheriff’s Office executed an arrest warrant on Adrian Stotts, 38, of Columbia around the 900 block of Greensburg Street. The arrest stems from an investigation by Chief Deputy Justin Cross into a 6x12 utility trailer that was stolen from the Bliss Community of Adair County. 


Stotts was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of Theft By Unlawful Taking over $500 but less then $10,000, a class D felony. 


Also arrested was 36-year-old Ashley Stotts of Columbia who had an outstanding Adair Circuit Court Bench Warrant. She was also lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. 


The Sheriffs Office was assisted in the warrant service by Columbia Police Dept. and Kentucky State Police.


Covid-19 Saturday Up-Date

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 9, 2020) – At the Capitol Saturday, Gov. Andy Beshear provided updates on Kentucky’s fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


“Every day we need to make sure that we lift each other up,” Gov. Beshear said. “We need to encourage our neighbors around us.”


The Governor offered information regarding in-person worship services and new cases and reminded Kentuckians of this week’s updates on expanded testing and industry-specific guidance for staying healthy at work.


Case information

As of 5 p.m. May 9, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 6,440 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 158 of which were newly confirmed Saturday.


“These new cases, they impact people of all ages,” Gov. Beshear said. “Thirty percent of all of our cases are between 20 and 40 years old. When you look at 40 to 70, it’s 46 percent of our cases. For those that think this just hits people in their 70s and older, that’s just 19 percent of our cases. It’s hitting everybody. So, let’s not let our guard down. Let’s make sure we are doing the right things to protect everybody.”


Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear also reported six new deaths Saturday, raising the total to 304 Kentuckians lost to the virus.


The deaths include a 63-year-old man from Jefferson County, a 92-year-old woman from Meade County, and 76- and 81-year-old men and 90- and 95-year-old women from Graves County.


At least 2,308 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus. For additional information, including up-to-date lists of positive cases and deaths, as well as breakdowns of coronavirus infections by county, race and ethnicity, click here.


Houses of worship can reopen
On Friday, Gov. Beshear previewed guidance to houses of worship on how to more safely hold in-person worship services starting May 20. In light of recent court rulings, which allow in-person services to resume immediately, the state is issuing that guidance today.


“I know some folks are ready to get back to in-person services, but we must remain vigilant against this virus,” Gov. Beshear said. “Places of worship should strongly consider continuing to offer alternative services. My family will continue worshiping virtually.”


If Kentuckians worship in person on Sunday, Gov. Beshear urged them to be careful and to take the steps to protect themselves and their families. The state’s complete guidance can be found at


Testing expansion
This week, Gov. Beshear announced new partnerships with First Care Clinics and Bluewater Diagnostics Laboratory that will help Kentuckians get tested for COVID-19 at no cost before they go back to work, even if they do not have health insurance. For more information on the new partnerships, click here.

Information on how to register at more than 70 sites throughout the commonwealth can be found at


“We still have 150 spots in Corbin,” the Governor said.


“The slots in Corbin are not filling up fast enough. This is an area where we need more tests and there haven’t been enough tests. You can sign up now. You can get that slot now. Please do.”


Healthy at Work
On Friday, Gov. Beshear outlined the requirements to begin reopening major segments of the economy and society including houses of worship, manufacturing, construction, government offices and agencies, retail and funeral services. The full plans for those entities to reopen is posted online at


“Healthy at home has worked,” the Governor said. “And that’s not because it was a great plan. It’s because of what you the citizens of Kentucky were willing to do.

You have saved lives. Each and every one of you who has made good decisions is a hero. Healthy at Work is a pretty intense set of guidelines, too, so if you can take that same commitment as Healthy at Home and put it to Healthy at Work then we can start restarting our economy gradually and in a safe way and not have to pause it. And not cause more spread of the virus.”

Gov. Beshear also announced that government offices and agencies can open on May 18 and funeral homes can open on May 20.


All businesses should follow the 10 rules of staying healthy at work as well as industry-specific guidance, which will be issued as soon as possible. See the full reopening schedule here.


This week, Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack also announced Health Care Reopening Phase 2 is beginning with outpatient and ambulatory surgery and invasive procedures.


All patients must have COVID-19 pre-procedure testing per professional association guidelines consistent with KDPH guidance. The 10 rules of reopening also apply, which include universal masking and personal protective equipment (PPE), closed common areas, along with requirements to follow specific procedure guidance.


Thank you
This week, Gov. Beshear thanked teachersnurses and interpreters. Yesterday, he and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman thanked moms across the commonwealth ahead of Mother’s Day. Gov. Beshear also announced there will be no news conference on Sunday in honor of the holiday.


“We are very close to Mother’s Day, so happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there,” Gov. Beshear said.


More information
Read about other key updates, actions and information from Gov. Beshear and his administration at and the Governor’s official social media accounts FacebookTwitter and YouTube.


Kentuckians can also access translated COVID-19 information and daily summaries of the Governor’s news conference at (Spanish) and (more than 20 additional languages).


Adair County Woman Struck By Vehicle While Riding Bike

The Adair County Sheriff's Office investigated the accident that occurred on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 4:31pmCT on KY 551 at the Holmes Bend Road intersection. Upon arriving at the scene, emergency peronnel found that a cyclist had been struck by a vehicle and it was one of their own.
The preliminary investigation indicates that 27-year-old Hannah Morales (who is employed by Adair County EMS), was riding her bike on KY 551 headed toward Columbia with the right-of-way. Ernesto Martinez, 42, of Columbia, KY was operating a 1999 Chevrolet truck on KY 551 heading north. Martinez was making a left hand turn attempting to merge onto Homes Bend Road and failed to see Morales and struck her bicycle.   
Morales was airlifted from the scene by Air Evac to the U.K. Hospital in Lexington, KY where she is listed in critical condition.  Martinez was not injured and was cited for No Operator's License.   
The incident is still under investigation by Chief Deputy Justin Cross. He was assisted at the scene by Columbia Police, Kentucky State Police, Adair EMS, Columbia - Adair Fire Dept. and Constable Jason Rector.

Spring View Hospital to resume elective & non-urgent surgeries & procedures

Lebanon, KY (May 7, 2020) – Spring View Hospital announced this week that it is taking the appropriate steps to safely resume some elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures that were previously rescheduled out of an abundance of caution amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The decision to reschedule procedures when clinically appropriate was made in accordance with federal and state guidance, and aimed to help preserve critical resources in the event of a surge of COVID-19 patients in the community. Current projections indicate a lower than expected volume of COVID-19 in the region, which means less strain on healthcare resources.
“Resuming these important services is an essential component of meeting our community’s health needs and advancing our mission of Making Communities Healthier,” said Jerry Dooley, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Spring View Hospital. “As this work gradually gets underway in our hospital again, we remain committed to conserving critical supplies, being vigilant in our fight against COVID-19, and ensuring that our facility is a safe place for all patients, providers and employees.”
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Spring View Hospital has continued to carefully follow guidance from federal, state and local officials, monitor the prevalence of the virus in the community, and evaluate supplies and resources – including personal protective equipment like masks, gowns, gloves and goggles.
The decisions about which procedures can safely move forward will be made only after assessing a comprehensive pre-operative checklist and evaluating potential risks. The hospital will initially focus on scheduling patients with more time-sensitive health needs, and those decisions will be made in partnership with the attending physician, surgeon, or proceduralist. Patients who are scheduled and approved for procedures must meet specific requirements, including passing standard COVID-19 screenings. Surgical patients also will be asked to practice “safer at home” behaviors for seven days prior to their procedure to minimize potential exposure; check their temperature twice a day during this 7-day period and report temperatures over 100°F to their provider; and undergo testing for COVID-19.
Patients awaiting information about their previously postponed procedure can expect to hear from their provider or provider’s office to discuss rescheduling at the appropriate time.
Spring View Hospital will continue to screen and mask everyone who enters the facility and maintain a zero-visitor protocol for the foreseeable future. These important measures have had a positive impact on ensuring a safe environment, and they also are aligned with the federal government’s guidelines. Additionally, the facility has implemented new processes and procedures to further protect the health of patients, providers and employees. Visit to learn more.
As a reminder, if you are having a medical emergency, you should call 911 or go directly to the Emergency Room. If possible, tell the dispatch agent if your emergency involves symptoms possibly related to COVID-19.
About Spring View Hospital
A LifePoint Health facility, Spring View Hospital has been an integral part of the Lebanon, KY community since 1944.  With 75 beds and more than 270 employees system-wide, Spring View offers a full range of health services. To learn more, visit 

Adair Man Suffers Medical Condition Before Crashing His Car

The Adair County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle accident Tuesday on East 80. Sheriff Josh Brockman told 99.9 The Big Dawg it was determined a West bound 2004 Mitsubishi operated by Paul Rooks 76 of Columbia left the roadway and struck an embankment. Brockman said that Rooks suffered a medical condition before crashing his car,

Rooks was transported by Adair County EMS to T.J. Health Columbia for his injuries'.


The Adair County Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by Adair County EMS and Adair County Fire Department Deputy Derek Padgett was the investigating officer.

Green County Pre-School Registration


The Green County Preschool would like to announce the rescheduled dates for Preschool Registration. On Thursday, May 14th and Friday, May 15th from 11:00am-4:00pmCT. The registration will be held in a Drive-Thru format at the Green County Primary School. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this registration format will utilize social distancing and safety protocol. Any parent wanting to register their child for preschool will need to call and schedule a drive-up time for either May 14th or May 15th. You can do so by calling the Green County Board of Education @ 270-932-6601. Any child registering for the upcoming 2020-21 Preschool year must be 4 years old by August 1st, 2020.


You will need the following at the time of registration:

  1. A copy of a current pay stub or a copy of a current W2 tax form for the income verification process according to Preschool regulations.
  2. A copy of the state issued birth certificate (not the original)


Please check out the Green County Schools Facebook page for additional information regarding the registration format.



Taylor County Woman Facing Drug Charges


Campbellsville Police received a complaint of someone passed out in a vehicle in the area of Hillcrest Drive in Campbellsville. Following an investigation, 23-year-old Christina L. Young was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Meth) and Possession of Marijuana. She was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.  Officer Jonathon Leigh investigated the incident.





On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 12:19amET, Campbellsville Police responded to a call of a domestic dispute. After an investigation, officers determined that 59-year-old Jeffrey R. Beard of Campbellsville had assaulted his mother.  As officers attempted to place Mr. Beard under arrest, he began to resist.  After a brief struggle, Beard was taken into custody and charged with Assault 4th (Domestic), Terroristic Threatening 3rd degree, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Mischief 3rd degree. Beard was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. 
On Monday, May 4, 2020 at 12:39 P.M. Campbellsville Police responded to a domestic.  After an investigation, Officer Charlie Houk determined that 35 year old Colin Thomas Knuckles of Campbellsville had assaulted his girlfriend and would not let her leave the residence.  Knuckles was arrested and charged with Assault 4th degree (Domestic), Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd degree, and Strangulation 1st degree. Knuckles was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
On Friday, May 1, 2020 Campbellsville Police responded to Kroger in Green River Plaza in reference to an intoxicated person. Officer Adam Davis came into contact with 37-year-old Christina A. Marples of Lebanon, KY.  After an investigation and the assistance of an off-duty Lebanon police officer, Campbellsville Police arrested Marples and charged her with DUI 3rd offense, Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug, Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd degree (drug unspecified), Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree (drug unspecified), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Marples was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

Gov. Beshear Details Expanded Reopening of Health Care, Businesses


FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2020)  Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday offered new details on guidelines for businesses and health care providers looking to restart safely as we continue to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).


The Governor provided updated information for employers relaunching under Kentucky’s Healthy at Work initiative and announced new partnerships to expand testing in Northern Kentucky and provide masks for Kentucky businesses.


“Let’s remember: Even as we work at being Healthy at Work, we are still dealing with a very deadly virus out there,” the Governor said. “We have to be gradual and we have to be smart. We have to make the right decisions and we need everyone on board.”


Gov. Beshear launched the Healthy at Work initiative in late April to guide the smart, safe and gradual reopening of the state’s economy. The initiative sets out public health benchmarks for reopening Kentucky’s economy. These benchmarks closely follow the White House’s Guidelines for Reopening America.


What began with the phased reopening of certain health care services continues as other business sectors prepare to relaunch operations in Phase 1 of Healthy at Work. State leaders asked partners in the business community for proposals on how they plan to operate while keeping their customers safe, and the state has already received more than 1,000 plans. The proposals, while not required, are expected to include best practices to safely operate and each industry’s capabilities for reopening.


Under the schedule outlined by Gov. Beshear, more businesses will be allowed to open May 11 with new minimum requirements, as well as industry specific requirements. Among the businesses that will be allowed to operate:

“It’s important that you meet these guidelines, these requirements, because it allows us to be healthy at work,” said La Tasha Buckner, the Governor’s chief of staff and lead counsel. “That allows us the successful reopening and to make sure we’re making advancements and staying at the plateau level and hopefully declining.”


As long as progress in the fight against COVID-19 is not threatened, additional business sectors will be allowed to open May 20 and May 25.


Health care reopening Phase 2
Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack said Health Care Phase 2 will begin Wednesday, May 6, 2020, outpatient and ambulatory surgery and invasive procedures may resume.


All patients must have COVID-19 pre-procedure testing per professional association guidelines consistent with KDPH guidance. The 10 rules of reopening also apply, which includes universal masking and personal protective equipment (PPE), closed common areas, along with requirements to follow specific procedure guidance.


“Healthy at work applies to being healthy at the hospital,” Dr. Stack said. “In fact, if anything there are additional protections because of the unique characteristics of hospitals and surgical centers.”


Northern Kentucky testing
Gov. Beshear announced a new partnership to expand coronavirus testing in Northern Kentucky.


The state is working with St. Elizabeth Healthcare to bring expanded testing to Erlanger and other locations. Free drive-through testing will be conducted May 11 to May 15 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 25 Atlantic Ave., in Erlanger. People should call 800-737-7900 to register. St. Elizabeth also is offering physician-consult testing at five testing locations.


“When we look back on our story of how we responded and what we had to do, what we’re going to see is that Kentucky’s labs stepped up to provide the testing that we needed,” the Governor said.


Partnership adds PPE, sanitizer
Gov. Beshear announced a partnership with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association to get personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitizer to our small businesses as they prepare to be Healthy at Work.


The Governor also instructed the Cabinet for Economic Development to work with the Chamber. Together, we have been able to purchase 200,000 3-ply masks that are available for Kentucky businesses. Masks can be purchased at They’re $1 each.


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone wear a mask, but they don’t have to be disposable. You can also wear homemade cloth masks, but surgical masks and N-95 respirators should be reserved for health care workers.


Kentucky’s distillers, meanwhile, have retooled to provide needed hand sanitizer. To date, Kentucky’s distillers have donated more than 150,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to our health care providers.


Businesses in need can visit and put in a request to purchase sanitizer with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.


Green River Correctional Complex
J. Michael Brown, secretary of the Governor’s executive cabinet, provided an update on efforts to fight the coronavirus at the Green River Correctional Complex in Central City. Mass testing was completed Friday at the facility and results are pending. Secretary Brown spoke about a new effort to address the outbreak at the complex by dividing the facility into three housing units based on test results and contact with infected individuals.


“I know that it’s been a difficult situation for everyone down in Green River,” Secretary Brown said. “But I want to commend all of those, particularly our corrections workers, and in fact the inmates who have cooperated all for the health and well-being of everyone there.”


CHFS Secretary
Gov. Beshear announced Monday that Eric Friedlander is now the official secretary for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, a position he had ably occupied as “acting secretary” through the pandemic emergency.

“He has more than earned the full-time job,” the Governor said. “He has shown grace in times of great difficulty and he is exactly the kind of person I want to have going forward.”


Case information
As of 5 p.m. May 4, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 5,245 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 163 of which were newly confirmed Monday.


Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear also reported eight new deaths Monday, raising the state’s toll to 261 deaths related to the virus.


The deaths include six Jefferson County residents, men who were 69, 74, 86 and women who were 86, 89 and 98, a 79-year-old woman from Hopkins County, and 66-year-old woman from Hardin County.


“Losing eight people in a day to COVID-19, we want to do better,” the Governor said.


At least 1,921 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.


For additional information, including up-to-date lists of positive cases and deaths, as well as breakdowns of coronavirus infections by county, race and ethnicity, click here.


More information
Read about other key updates, actions and information from Gov. Beshear and his administration at and the Governor’s official social media accounts FacebookTwitter and YouTube.


Kentuckians can also access translated COVID-19 information and daily summaries of the Governor’s news conference at (Spanish) and (more than 20 additional languages).


Green County Woman Taken to Hospital Following Accident on Hwy 76


A Green Co. woman was taken to the hospital following a 1-vehicle wreck on Monday in Campbellsville.
According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, 21-year-old Katelyn Colvin of Greensburg, KY lost control of her 2006 Chevy Envoy on Hwy 76 (Knifley Road) after reportedly becoming distracted. Colvin then struck a rock embankment and a tree. She was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment of  injuries.
The accident was investigated by Taylor Co. Deputy Steven Dobson.

Buffalo Man Dies in Marion County Wreck


A LaRue County man died in a weekend accident in Marion County. Big Dawg News has learned that Darrell Underwood of Buffalo was travelling on St. Joe Road on Saturday when he lost control of his truck and overturned. Underwood was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. No other details are available at this time.


William R. Rust Funeral Home in Hodgenville, KY is in charge of funeral arrangements.


Shots Fired at House Boats on Green River Lake


Big Dawg News has learned that late last week someone fired several shots with a high powered rifle, from the Dam above Green River Marina, striking several houseboats in the 300 section.


The investigation into this crime continues and a reward is now offered for details. Anyone with information should contact Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton at 270-465-8000.


Campbellsville Man Charged With Strangulation...


A Taylor County man is charged with Strangulation, Unlawful Imprisonment, and assault. 35-year-old Colin Thomas Knuckles of Campbellsville, KY was arrested last night by Campbellsville City Police and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. 


July 4th Celebration in Taylor County is Cancelled


During the weekend it was decided that this years July 4th Celebration in Campbellsville, KY would be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ALL Festivities have been cancelled.


2020 Taylor County Fair Canceled


Following a meeting of the Taylor County Fair Board, members voted to cancel the annual event in June due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.


Campbellsville Man Facing Multiple Charges


On Friday, May 1, 2020 at 2:22amET, Campbellsville Police received a complaint of a male in the area of Sycamore Loop with a weapon. Officers arrived and came into contact with 37-year-old Danny R. Tungate of Campbellsville, who immediately began fleeing from officers. Once officers finally made contact with Mr. Tungate, he began to resist. After a struggle, Tungate was taken into custody and charged with Public Intoxication, Assault 3rd degree on a Police Officer, Menacing, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief 3rd degree, Fleeing or Evading Police on Foot, and Disorderly Conduct. He was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.