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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2022-01

Fire Alarms Sounds Saturday in Taylor County, One Person Pronounced Dead

Taylor County Firemen were called out Saturday afternoon to a structure fire on Bradfordsville road, upon arrival firemen found a house engulfed in flames and one person was found deceased and pronounced dead by the Taylor County Coroner.

99.9 The Big Dawg news has learned the home owner allegedly set the home on fire just before taking his life, the call came into Campbellsville 911 as a domestic disturbance call, the investigation continues by the Taylor County Sheriffs Department. 

Hodgenville Police Arrest 3 People on Warrants

On January 28th, 2022, just after 11 pm, the Hodgenville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Chevy Impala for an expired temporary tag. Upon contact, the occupants were identified as 31-year-old Blake Hoots of Campbellsville, 27-year-old Casey Settle of Louisville, and 28-year-old William Tillett of Campbellsville.


Investigation revealed that all three suspects had active warrants through Taylor and Jefferson Counties. All three were arrested and lodged in the Larue County Jail.


Officer D. Williams II and Officer J Sherrard investigated.

Durrett Test Kitchen To Locate In Adair County

The City of Columbia is pleased to announce that Durrett Test Kitchen has chosen our town for their new location. They will be moving their corporate offices to Columbia, Kentucky; and, be opening manufacturing operations.

The owners, Chef Barry Durrett and his wife, LeAnne, from neighboring Greensburg are excited about moving their business to Columbia. Their location will be at property owned by Downey Properties LLC on Campbellsville Road.


According to Chef Durrett, “Our move to Columbia is largely due to the hard work of Mayor Hoots; and, her team at the City; as well as Dr. Max Downey and his wife, Patricia, owners of Downey Properties LLC.”

The plants will be manufacturing sandwiches, pot pies, and be in the process of development of further design of meals and packaging. The plants will be FDA approved (United States Food and Drug Administration); and, will be making application for USDA inspection as well. The plants will be Kentucky Proud through Kentucky Agriculture and SQF (Safe Quality Food) certified.

“We will be running production lines; and, have a full test kitchen on-site,” says Durrett.

The plant is anticipating to hire around fifty people from the local community at a very competitive wage. “We aim to be the employer that people want to work for; but, have to wait for a position to become available,” said Durrett.

Chef Durrett has travelled throughout the country in participation in national culinary competitions. His many awards include: the 2019 American Pie Council National Pie Contest, Blue Ribbon Pizza Pot Pie, Blue Ribbon Chicken Pot Pie, and Commercial Division First Place.

“We are proud to be doing business in Columbia, Kentucky,” said Durrett. “We are looking forward to being a part of the community.”

Common Reasons for a FEMA Denial of Eligibility of People Affected By Tornado

Kentucky residents who applied for FEMA disaster assistance must have been affected by the Dec. 10-11 severe storms and tornadoes and live in one of these 16 counties: Barren, Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor or Warren. Here are some common reasons why you may not qualify for FEMA programs:

  • There is more than one application filed for your household. Only one application per household is considered.
  • FEMA was unable to verify that you are the homeowner. FEMA requires proof of ownership from disaster survivors who apply for federal assistance to help them with repairs to their damaged homes. FEMA verifies ownership by means of automated public and government records or by using documents you submit. FEMA may also verify ownership at the time of inspection. To appeal FEMA’s decision, you must submit documents that prove ownership along with your signed appeal letter. Documents you can use to verify ownership:
  • Deed or title
  • Mortgage document
  • Homeowner’s insurance documentation
  • Property tax receipt or tax bill
  • Manufactured home certificate or title
  • Home purchase contracts (e.g., Bill of Sale)
  • Last will and testament (and death certificate) naming you the heir to the property
  • FEMA was unable to verify your occupancy. FEMA verifies occupancy by means of automated public and government records or by using documents submitted with your application. FEMA may also verify occupancy at the time of inspection. To appeal FEMA’s decision, you must submit documents that prove occupancy along with your signed appeal letter.
  • FEMA could not verify your identity. FEMA must be able to verify your identity. By verifying identity, FEMA prevents fraud and ensures you receive eligible disaster assistance. FEMA verifies identity by means of automated public and government records or by using documents submitted with your application. To appeal FEMA’s decision, you must submit documents that prove your identity along with your signed appeal letter.
  • The damaged home may not be your primary residence. FEMA will provide disaster assistance to eligible applicants for a primary residence. FEMA will not consider more than one primary residence for a survivor and his/her spouse. FEMA defines your primary residence as the place where you live for more than six months of the year.
  • You have not submitted required documents or information. Read your FEMA mail carefully. Respond promptly with the information FEMA is seeking. If that information is not available, explain why to FEMA.
  • Insufficient damage: Your home is safe to occupy. There was insufficient storm-caused damage to your home, or the damage to your home does not affect whether you can inhabit the home. Damage to non-essential areas, landscaping or spoiled food is usually not covered for FEMA assistance.
  • You reported no damage to your home. If you have applied for federal disaster assistance but you reported you have no disaster-caused damage to your home, FEMA will find you ineligible for assistance.
  • You do not wish to move while repairs are made. If the FEMA inspector concludes that your home uninhabitable due to disaster-caused damage, you may be eligible for FEMA Initial Rental Assistance. If you said at the time of inspection that you’re not willing to move while your damaged home is being repaired, you will not be eligible for FEMA temporary rental assistance. If your housing needs have changed, however, contact FEMA quickly to update your housing and explain why you have a need for rental assistance. 
  • Renters: If you live in an apartment and the owner requires you to leave so repairs can be made to the apartment or building, you should update your status with FEMA. You may be eligible for assistance.
  • A FEMA inspector was unable to reach you at the contact information you provided. You must return FEMA phone calls and requests for information in a timely manner. If FEMA cannot make contact with you, or you do not provide the requested information, FEMA may find you ineligible.
  • You failed to meet with the inspector. It is important that you carefully read all FEMA mail. You or a representative you designate to FEMA ahead of time must be present at any appointments with FEMA officials, or FEMA may deny your application. If you still need an inspection, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 and request an inspection.
  • If you disagree with a FEMA decision, you have a right to appeal. Submit your signed appeal letter in writing.
  • Click here for more on How to Appeal FEMA’s Decision:
  • The deadline to apply for FEMA disaster assistance is Friday, Feb. 11.
  • For official information on Kentucky’s recovery from the tornadoes, visit Follow FEMA on Twitter at FEMA Region 4 (@femaregion4) / Twitter and at


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Adair County Man Arrested After Courtroom Scuffle With Bailiff

An Adair County man was arrested after assaulting the sheriffs courtroom bailiff, sheriff Josh Brockman told 99.9 the Big Dawg that on Wednesday 1-26-22 at 9:25 am Micah Robert’s age 25 was remanded to jail by Adair District Judge Mike Loy and when the court bailiff Richard Redmond attempted to take him into custody he resisted arrest in courtroom and struggle ensued.


Roberts was taken into custody and charged with assault 3rd degree , resisting arrest , and disorderly conduct. 


Sheriff Josh Brockman and CPD Officer Kevin Atwood additionally responded to court room to assist, the Court Baliff was transported by police vehicle to TJ Hospital where he was treated and released for injuries received in altercation . 


Taylor County Candidates in 2022 Election

Taylor County Candidates:

Taylor County Judge Executive:
Barry Smith will face Eddie Rogers.
Taylor County Attorney: 
John Bertram will be unopposed
Taylor County Sheriff:
Republican candidates,
Robby Vancleave 
Shannon Wilson
Dickie Benningfield
Jerry Whitlock
Taylor County Clerk:
Mark Carney is unopposed 
Chad Shively is unopposed
Eddie "Hack" Marcum is unopposed
Daniel Cook is unopposed 
Don Dabney is unopposed
Magistrate Dist 1:
Robert Young
Lester Caulk
James Jones
Larry Hord
Bobby Kirtley-Democrat
Magistrate Dist 2
Timmy Newton
Justin Wade Cave
Jamie Cave
John Gaines-Democrat
Magistrate Dist 3:
Tommy Corbin is unopposed
Magistrate Dist 4:
Zuel Yarberry is unopposed
Magistrate Dist 5:
Derrick Bright-Rep
Anthony Anderson Sr-Democrat
Magistrate Dist 6:
Richard Phillips
Todd Sharp
Leroy Colvin
Jason Keltner
Constable Dist 1
Joey Florence-Rep
Tony Harris-Dem
Constable Dist 2:
Chris Brunelle
Donnie Newton
Constable Dist 3:
James Gaddis
Constable Dist 4:
Randy Bricken Jr
Constable Dist 5: 
Allen McDonald
Constable Dist  6:
Rick Reynolds

Campbellsville City Candidates in 2022 Election

2022 Candidates for Campbellsville Mayor:
Dennis Benningfield
Sharon Sanders
Ronnie Dooley
Diane Benningfield
Tony Young
Mitch Overstreet.
2022 Candidates for Campbellsville City Council:
AJ Johnson
James Ewing
Alan Clayton
Faye Howell
Heather Barnes
Earl Rodgers
Kathy Milby
John Eastridge
Josh Tucker
Cinda Swan
Megan Rainwater
Jacob Chewning
James Washington III
Stan McKinney
Donnie Munford
Deana Cowherd
Greg Rice
Dan Hayes
Shawn Williams
Randy Herron
Earl Taylor
Heather Wise

Boil Water Advisory

Campbellsville Water Company has a boil water advisory in effect for all of Stoner Creek Road in Taylor County.

Adair County Student Charged With Attempted Murder

Adair County School Resource Officers responded and investigated an incident which occurred Tuesday m afternoon, January 25, 2022 at Adair County Middle School. A 13-year-old male juvenile attacked another male student unprovoked with a pocket knife he had in his possession. The juvenile victim did sustain non-life threatening injuries and defensive wounds. 

The student perpetrator was detained and housed locally at the Adair Youth Development Center and is currently facing numerous charges including unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, assault 2nd degree, and attempted murder. 

Officer Jimmy Luttrell made the arrest. He was assisted by Officer John Harris.

Taylor Regional Hospital Encounters Cyber Attack

TRH's systems, including our phone systems, are currently down as we investigate a cyber security incident. We are working to restore our systems quickly and safely. In the meantime, TRH continues to provide quality care to our patients. We appreciate the community's patience and understanding, and we apologize for the inconvenience caused by this event.

The following temporary telephone numbers are currently operational:

Taylor Regional Hospital Care Center, Walk In Clinic 270.283.5463
Taylor Regional Orthopedic Group 270.283.5475
Taylor Regional Pediatrics: 270.283.5452
Taylor Regional Surgical Associates 270.283.5394

This listing will be updated as more numbers are brought online.

Please bring your current medications to any previously-scheduled appointments.

Laboratory Services: Until further notice, routine outpatient labs will only be performed daily from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Chemo and STAT orders will be accepted if needed

WALK-IN CLINIC COVID TESTING: Due to the system-wide outage, we are unable to schedule COVID testing as previously communicated; we are still testing at The Walk-In Clinic between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. We will test during this time as long as our allocated tests are available.

Deadline to Apply for Federal Assistance Nears

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentuckians: Don’t wait! Apply with FEMA for disaster assistance now! The deadline is fast approaching to apply for help from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).


Homeowners and renters who suffered damage as a result of the Dec. 10, 2021, severe storms and tornadoes have until Feb. 11, 2022, to apply.


If you live in Barren, Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor and Warren counties, you may be eligible for grants from FEMA and low-interest disaster loans from SBA.


FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.


FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams are canvassing neighborhoods, interacting with residents to help them apply for assistance and to provide referrals to other resources.


Disaster Recovery Centers and Mobile Registration Intake Centers provide one-on-one help with the application process. To find the latest information about Disaster Recovery Centers in Kentucky, visit the FEMA App on your smart phone, click on “Talk to FEMA in person.” You also may visit the Disaster Recovery Center Locator online, or call the FEMA Helpline 800-621-3362.


Applying for help is free. Go online at, call 800-621-3362, or use the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week.


For more information about Kentucky tornado recovery, visit Follow the FEMA Region 4 Twitter account at


Man Murdered Sunday Afternoon in Campbellsville

On Sunday, January 16, 2022 at approximately 12:22 P.M., Campbellsville Police received a call of a possible DVO violation at 600 North Jackson Street, Campbellsville.

Officers arrived on scene and found 34-year old Justin George of Campbellsville deceased from a gunshot, after an investigation 27-year old Joseph Blake Roberts of Campbellsville was arrested and charged with Murder. 



Investigating Officers: Det., Sgt. Nelson Bishop


Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

With the Filing Deadline Extended More People Have Filed for Office in Taylor Co


The Filing deadline is now January 25th at 4pm at the Taylor County Clerks Office and so far these people have filed for politcal office in 2022.



   Office                                      Republican                                        Democrat

Judge Executive                         Barry T. Smith                                     Eddie Rogers


County Attorney                                                                                 John D. Bertram


Sheriff                                       Robby Vancleave

                                                 Shannon Wilson

                                                 Dickie Benningfield


County Clerk                            Mark Carney


PVA                                                                                                     Chad Shively


Jailer                                        Eddie “Hack” Marcum


Coroner                                    Daniel T. Cook




Magistrate 1st District               Robert Young                                      Bobby Kirtley

                                                 James Lester Caulk

                                                James E. Jones


Magistrate 2nd District             Timmy Newton                                   John Gaines

                                                Justin Wade Cave

                                                James “Jamie” Cave


Magistrate 3rd District              Tommy Corbin


Magistrate 4th District             Zuel Yarberry


Magistrate 5th District             Derrick Bright


Magistrate 6th District             Richard Phillips

                                               Todd Sharp

                                               Leroy Colvin

                                               Jason Keltner 

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               Randy Bricken Jr.


Constable 5th District               Allen McDonald


Constable 6th District              Rick Reynolds

People Are Filing for City Office for 2022 Election

Filings for City offices of Mayor and City Council 

For Mayor:

Dennis Benningfield

Sharon Hoskins-Sanders

Ronnie Dooley

Mitch Overstreet

Diane Ford-Benningfield

Tony Young



For City Council:

 Allen “A.J.” Johnson

James T. Washington III

James E. Ewing

Stan McKinney

Alan Clayton

Donnie Munford

Faye Howell

Deanna Kemp Cowherd

Heather Bright-Barnes

Greg Rice

Christopher A. Cox

Kathy Roots Milby

Dan Hayes

John R. Eastridge

Shawn Williams

Josh Tucker

Randy Herron

Earl Rogers

Swift Water Rescue in Green County on New Years Day

Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a vehicle that was stuck in flood water on Coburg Road near the Taylor, Green, Adair County line while en route to the scene the exact location could not be established. Green County Rescue was requested to respond to Green County side of Coburg Road to attempt to locate, when arriving in the area the rescue crews encountered heavily flooded roadways and had to deploy resources via Squad 4 (High Water Vehicle) and on foot. One crew deployed on foot near the Woodland Trail area of Green County heading back to Taylor County.


About 1 mile from the staging area the first rescue crew encountered a red passenger car with a female occupant trapped in the vehicle with rising flood waters. Rescuers deployed a self bailing raft and rescued the individual. This is when it was discovered that this was not the original caller and Green County Rescue units discovered another vehicle with 3 occupants on the roof and one female that was holding on to a tree in flood waters. 


Green County Rescue requested assistance in rescuing the female patient holding on to a tree. Rescue crews deployed a self-bailing raft and were unable to access the victim due to fast water conditions. Rescue crews then deployed a motorized rescue boat and rescued the female patient and transferred patient care to Green County EMS. The patient was consious but moderately hypothermic. 


*After the rescue, the self-bailing raft rescue crew was transitioning back to river right, the crew encountered a strainer in the fast moving water and two rescue technicians were knocked out of the boat. The third rescuer was able to assist one technican back in the boat and the other rescue floated downstream and eddied out of top of a strainer. The self bailing raft was secured near a tree and only had one paddle and to wait for assistance in getting back to river right. The other rescuer was removed via motorized rescue boat. No rescuer injuries were reported. 


*CTCECC Dispatchers remained on the line with the initial callers for nearly three hours gathering information about their location/situation till rescuers reached the victims. 

Tornado Touched Down on New Years Day In Taylor County


Call Received 1305

On Scene 1313

Leaving Scene 1730


Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a possible tornado touchdown just after 1pm (et) with multiple structures involved in several areas of Taylor County. While en-route to the scene fire command verified a tornado was on ground and requested national weather service to issue a tornado warning. 


*Upon arrival to the Woodhill Subdivision and Red Fern Area fire crews found multiple damaged structures, downed trees and down power lines was down. A primary and secondary search and rescue operation was initiated. We found no injuries, no fatalities and no missing persons. 


*A natural gas leak was found at one residence and mitigated by fire crews. A piece of debris penetrated a natural gas meter on a residence with high levels of natural gas noted. 


*Fire crews also assisted with incident management and logistical needs until regional emergency management officials arrived on the scene. 


*Multiple other routine runs including fire alarms, ems assist and motor vehicle accidents. 






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