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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2022-03

Campbellsville Man Died in Head-On Collision Wednesday Afternoon

The Kentucky State Police is investigation a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred in Taylor County on Wednesday March 30, 2022 at approximately 5:17 PM on the north bypass in Campbellsville, KY.  Preliminary investigations indicate that Casey Hines, age 31 of Campbellsville, KY was operating a 2004 Chevy SUV east bound when he crossed the centerline for unknown reasons and struck a west bound 2016 Toyota SUV. The Toyota was operated by David Haibach, age 74 of Campbellsville, KY. Haibach was unable to avoid the collision and was struck head-on. Hines was transported to Taylor Regional hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Two juvenile passengers in Hines vehicle were transported by private vehicle to Taylor Regional hospital. Haibach and his passenger, Ann Haibach, age 74 of Campbellsville, KY were transported to Taylor Regional by EMS. This collision remains under investigation by Trooper Weston Sullivan. Tpr. Sullivan was assisted at the scene by the Taylor County Coroner, Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, Campbellsville Police, Campbellsville Fire, EMS and Rescue.

Smoke Fills The Air After a Large Controlled Burn at Green River Lake

The smell of smoke continues to fill the air in Campbellsville and Taylor County today after the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife  conducted a large woodland burn on Pikes Ridge at Green River Lake Tuesday afternoon, the purpose of the burn was to improve woodland habitat for wildlife and encourage oak tree regeneration. The smoke remains in the air all around central Kentucky this morning decreasing air quality.

Fire Alarm Monday in Columbia

The Columbia Fire Department responded to 111 Smith Street on Monday afternoon just before 2pm, according to Donald Hare with the Columbia Fire Dept the property owned by James Ford and upon arrival, an outbuilding was engulfed in flames and was extinguished. The house was cooled off to prevent major damage. The origin of the fire is unknown and 14 firemen were on the scene for approx. 45 minutes.  

Campbellsville Water Is Tops!

It was learned at last nights Campbellsville City Council that the drinking water in Campbellsville is high quality water, Josh Pedigo Public Works Director with the city of Campbellsville told the council the water is tested everyday and after its treated it ranks as some of the highest quality on tap in the state and said that if anyone would like to see the results they can come by the Campbellsville Water Company.

Taylor County Will Get a Splash Pad at Veterans Park

A new splash pad will be built at Taylor County Veterans Park, county judge executive Barry Smith made the announcement at lasts nights Taylor Fiscal Court meeting, Smith told 99.9 The Big Dawg that the project will cost $144.000 and this will bring much fun to children of Taylor County.

Adair County Child Dies in Sunday Morning Accident

Kentucky State Police Post 15 is investigating a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred on Sunday morning  at approximately 10:43 AM on Bridgewater Rd., in Adair County.


State Police Columbia told 99.9 the Big Dawg that Jessica Wilkinson age 28 of Columbia KY was operating a 2019 Chrysler Van north bound on Bridgewater Rd when she crossed into the south bound lane striking a 2003 Ford Mustang head-on. The operator of the Mustang, a 16 year Juvenile from Columbia, KY was unable to avoid the collision because of the hillcrest,  Wilkinson and her two passengers Derek Wilkson, age 31 of Columbia, KY and a three your old passenger received minor injuries.


The operator of the mustang and one other juvenile passenger were transported to T.J. Health in Columbia, KY. A juvenile passenger in the back seat was pronounced deceased by the Adair County Coroner. This collision remains under investigation by Trooper Brandon Roark. Trooper Roark was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel, Adair County Sheriff Department, Adair County Rescue Squad, Adair County Fire and EMS.

Taylor County Woman Died In Weekend Accident

The Kentucky State Police is investigation a three vehicle fatal collision that occurred on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at approximately 4:52 PM on Hwy 68 between Campbellsville and Lebanon. Preliminary investigations indicate that Melissa Roberts, age 48 of Campbellsville, KY was operating a 2021 Acura west bound on HWY 68 when she crossed the center line and side swiped an east bound 2015 Ford Focus operated by Noah Kammerer, age 20 of Evansville, IN. That collision caused Roberts to skid sideways into the path of another east bound vehicle, which was a 2011 GMC pickup operated by Jared Pittman, age 21 of Bradfordsville, KY. Pittman struck Roberts in in the passenger side. Roberts was transported to Springview hospital where she succumbed to injuries sustained in the collision. Kammerer and Pittman were also transported to Springview hospital and treated for minor injuries. This collision remains under investigation by Trooper Weston Sullivan. Tpr. Sullivan was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel, Marion County Sheriff Department, Marion County Rescue Squad, Marion County Fire and EMS.


Fourth of July Celebration Theme and Dates Have Been Announced

The Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce announces the theme for 46th annual Campbellsville-Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration will be “Hometown Strong.” The theme was chosen as an effort to highlight the hometown heroes who have sacrificed to keep our community strong through the covid pandemic and recent tornadoes. Plans for the Fourth of July Celebration are well underway. The Chamber and the Fourth of July Committee are working to keep the same celebration favorites as well as adding new events and features. The Fourth of July Celebration will be held Thursday June 30th through Sunday July 3rd. A Kick-off concert is planned for Thursday June 30th. Vendor Booths, Main Stage entertainment, Kids Zone, new Hospitality Tent and hot air balloon events all begin July 1st. July 2nd will be the biggest day of activities with the hot air balloon lift-off, 5K run and walk, parade, vendor areas, entertainment, Miller Park events and Fireworks. The annual Gospel Sing will be held Sunday July 3rd. A complete schedule of events will be announced soon. The Chamber Board and Fourth of July Committee chose to have the majority events Friday and Saturday July 1st and 2nd to better accommodate vendors and the three hot-air balloon events, which require two consecutive days. This is only an issue when the Fourth of July falls on Sunday or Monday. Traditionally, the only Fourth of July event held on Sunday has been the Gospel Sing. Vendor applications are now being accepted. Vendors will be placed in designated areas for Arts & Crafts, Marketplace, Church/Non-Profit, Political and Food Court. Applications are available online at There are Fourth of July sponsorship opportunities available. There are several levels of sponsorship to fit any budget. Contact the Chamber Office for complete information at 270.465.8601 or email

Former Columbia Police Chief Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

Former Columbia Police Chief has been Jason Cross has been indicted by a federal grand jury, Cross is accused of stealing $25,000 from the Columbia Police Department "Evidence Locker" and the city's "Drug Purchase" fund. The indictment was announced on Friday by the US Attorney's office on Friday.

Taylor County Sheriff Investigates Two Car Crash on New Lebanon Road

The Taylor County Sheriffs Department investigated a 2 car crash late Thursday afternoon on New Lebanon road, sheriff Allen Newton told 99.9 the Big Dawg that Michael Mattingly age 62 of Campbellsville was turning onto Sportsmen Lake Road when he collided with an auto driven by Jeanie Colvin age 52 of Campbellsville, both Mattingly and Colvin were taken to Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. The mishap occurred Thursday at 5:57pm.

Campbellsville Water Company Boil Water Advisory (LIFTED)

This advisory has been lifted,


Larry Smith




Areas Affected:

??78-107 Spring Meadow Circle


Please be advised that a BOIL WATER ADVISORY has been issued for the areas above as of

Date: 3/8/22


Due to a repair of a main line. Actions being taken include the following:

You should experience a water outage while these repairs are being made. While bacteriological contamination of the water has not been confirmed, the possibility of such contamination exists. This advisory is issued as a precautionary measure to protect the health and welfare of consumers in your area.

Bacteriological sampling will occur after the repairs are made.

Sample Analysis will indicate the presence or absence of harmful bacteria in the water.

The Kentucky Division of Water will be notified when a sample free of bacteria is taken. They will lift the boil water advisory at that time and you will be notified of such action as soon as possible.



Boil any water used for human consumption

Boil water for short-term use only

Bring water to a rolling boil for three minutes.

Please call 270-789-3133 if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation during these necessary repairs.





The Fire Alarm Sounded Today in Campbellsville

Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a trash can on fire in a bathroom at 242 Arbor Lane Tuesday afternoon and upon arrival, firefighters found a single story quadraplex with smoke coming out the front door of one unit.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, searched for occupants, and provided overhaul.


No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported. The smoke, fire and water damage was contained to the bathroom. The cause of the fire was related to smoking materials in the bathroom. 


10 Firefighters on scene


CFD Apparatus on scene

Engine 1, Truck 1, and Chief


Assisting Agencies:

Campbellsville Taylor County Emergency Communications Center

Campbellsville Taylor County Emergency Medical Services


Man on Meth at Walmart Arrested by CPD

A man jacked up on drugs on was arrested after causing a disturbance at the Campbellsville Walmart store on Sunday, Campbellsville Police say that 44 Jason R. Davis of Clarkson Ky was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine, public intoxication and other drug charges.  

The arrest by Adam Black with Campbellsville Police.