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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2022-05

Collision Involving a UPS Truck Investigated by LaRue County Sheriff

An accident between a car and a UPS truck was investigated just before noon on Wednesday, 99.9 The Big Dawg radio has learned that the Taylor County Sheriffs Department got to the call to investigate the mishap on Levelwoods Road near the Taylor/LaRue County line, after deputy Steven Dobson responded he learned the accident was in LaRue County and summoned the LaRue County Sheriffs Department to investigate, it was learned that a UPS truck operated by Tanner White of Campbellsville and a car driven by Robert Lowe of Hart County collided on the narrow road, Lowe was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital, White was not injured. The accident was investigated at 11:49am Wednesday morning by the LaRue County Sheriffs Department.

Greensburg City Council Will Meet Monday

The Greensburg City County will meet in a special session on Monday, the meeting will be at 5pm ct at the Greensburg Community Center and will be open to the public. 

 

Larry Smith

Mount Sherman Man Injured in One Vehicle Accident Saturday Night

A Mt Sherman man was injured in a one vehicle accident Saturday night in Taylor County, sheriff Allen Newton told 99.9 the Big Dawg that Devin Vadenboss lost control and overturned his 2003 GMC truck on Old Mac Road, Vadenboss was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, the accident at 10:57pm was investigated by Deputy Andrew Regan

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Breeding-Adair County

 A BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair
Utilities District for customers in the Breeding area.

 

The advisory has been issued due to a main line leak.

 Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological
contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory
has been issued as a precautionary measure.

Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking,
bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been
corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable
quality.

For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact
Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.
 

Campbellsville Man Charged With Burglary at CU

On Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:46am, Campbellsville Police received a call of a possible burglary in progress at the Campbellsville University Arts building on North Court Street. 

Officers arrived on scene and located 34-year old Anthony Anderson inside the building.  Mr. Anderson had entered the building through a broken window, he was arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd degree and was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

 

Women Arrested on Felony Assault Charges in Campbellsville

Campbellsville Police arrested & jailed several women on felony assault charges last night in Campbellsville.

Ashley Barnett of Greensburg was charged with assault 2nd degree and disorderly conduct, Britney Jackson of Greensburg was charged with assault 2nd and disorderly conduct, Sydney Lamer of Campbellsville was charged with assault 2nd and disorderly conduct, Jasmin Lamer of Lebanon was charged with assault 2n and disorderly conduct, no other details have been released by Campbellsville Police. 

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Reminds Kentuckians to Click It or Ticket Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining law enforcement around the commonwealth for the annual Click It or Ticket campaign, encouraging motorists to buckle up and stay safe.

 

The federally funded campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) high-visibility seat belt enforcement effort running May 23 – June 5.

“Taking just a few seconds to buckle up can make all the difference between recovering from injuries versus losing your life in the unfortunate event you’re involved in a crash,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “I urge drivers to make the safe choice to wear a seatbelt and ensure child passengers are securely restrained every time they travel.”

 

According to the KOHS, of the 806 roadway deaths last year in Kentucky, 609 were occupants of motor vehicles. Of those killed in motor vehicle crashes, 333 were either not wearing a seat belt or were not properly restrained in a car seat or booster seat. Twelve of the 609 were children age 9 and under. Four of those twelve were improperly restrained.

 

“These are not just numbers.  These are people – mothers, fathers, sons, daughters – that never made it home,” said KYTC Secretary Jim Gray. “Taking two seconds to put on a seat belt is a simple act, yet could be the difference between life and death.”

 

According to NHTSA, despite the low traffic volume, fatal crashes are three times higher nationwide at nighttime versus daytime.  In Kentucky last year, of the 609 occupants killed in motor vehicle crashes, 302 occurred at night. Of those, 111 were unrestrained.

 

“Sometimes even the most attentive drivers are involved in a crash caused by other drivers,” said Secretary Gray. “Wearing a seat belt gives you the best chance of surviving a crash.”

 

To reinforce this message, more than 90 law enforcement agencies throughout Kentucky have participated in the KOHS Click It or Ticket “Local Heroes” initiative. Localized public service announcements (PSAs) feature actual officers, deputies and Troopers in counties with low seat belt usage rates and/or a high number of unrestrained motorist-involved crashes. The PSAs will air during the Click It or Ticket campaign beginning Memorial Day weekend. In areas without a county-specific PSA, statewide versions will air featuring various law enforcement agencies throughout the state. 

 

“We encourage motorists to make safe choices on the road because it’s the right thing to do, not just because it is the law,” said Secretary Gray. “However, if a life may potentially be saved by writing a ticket, they will do it.”

 

According to NHTSA, when worn correctly, seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45 percent for front-seat vehicle occupants and by 60 percent for pickup truck, SUV and minivan occupants. Properly fastened seat belts contact the strongest parts of the body, such as the chest, hips and shoulders. A seat belt spreads the force of a crash over a wide area of the body, putting less stress on any one part, and allows the body to slow down with the crash, extending the time when the crash forces are felt by the occupant.

Green County Woman Sentenced to Prison on Fraud Charges

 A Green County, Kentucky woman was sentenced yesterday to 12 months and 1 day in federal prison for submitting nine fraudulent Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act applications. 

 

According to court documents, between April 2020 and July 2020, Mandy Ellen Bauer age 41, of Greensburg, is charged filing nine fraudulent applications for various CARES Act financial assistance programs, including Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and advance payment of tax credits, resulting in an attempted theft of over $230,000.  In those false applications Bauer exaggerated the gross revenues, number of employees, and payroll of her company, Family Personal Sales.  All of Bauer’s fraudulent applications were rejected and she did not receive any funds. 

 

PPP loans were designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.  Under this program, the Small Business Administration (SBA) would forgive all or part of loans if all employees were kept on the payroll for eight weeks and borrowers submitted documentation confirming that the loan proceeds were used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

 

EIDLs provided loan assistance (including $10,000 advances) for small businesses and other eligible entities for loans up to $2 million. The EIDL proceeds could be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred.

Election News-Taylor County-Green County-Adair County

Dickie Benningfield was top vote getter in the May primary election for Taylor County Sheriff, Benningfield will face Democrat Jerry Whitlock in the November election.

 

For Campbellsville Mayor Dennis Benningfield and Tony Young advanced out of the May Primary and will face each other in November for Mayor.
 
Magistrate District 1 James Jones was the winner and will meet Democrat Bobby Kirtley this Fall.
 
District 2 Timmy Newton won by one vote and will face John Gaines in the Fall.
 
District 6 Richard Phillips won the race and will serve another 4 years as magistrate in the 6th district.
 
In Green County John Frank was re-elected as County Judge Executive.
 
Green County Sheriff Robby Beard won the May Primary and will face Nick Pruitt in November.
 
In the Green County Jailers Race incumbant Tommy Pepper won re-election.
 
In Adair County Larry Russell Bryant defeated incumbant judge Gale Cowan,
 
 

Early Voting Is Underway in Taylor County

Early voting started today in Taylor County and resident want vote early must vote at the new Taylor County Fire Department on Greensburg Road in Campbellsville, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said the early voting is under Thursday, Friday and Saturday and anyone that chooses not to vote early can vote on election day Tuesday in their normal precinct and if you have questions you can call Clerk Carney at 270-465-6677.

Fire Alarm Sounded Wednesday in Green County

Green County firemen were dispatched to to highway 1464 to the residence of Hank Rapier, Green County Fire Chief Lawrence Gupton said the fire started in an outbuilding and the fire spread to house which was a total loss. 

New Campbellsville Bypass Will Open May 18th

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 4 Public Information Office says first section of Campbellsville's new bypass is expected to open mid-day on Wednesday, May 18th. This portion connects KY 55 and KY 70.  Final surface work is complete. Striping installation is being completed this week. Until now, the two-year project has been built with few impacts to traffic.

Officials with KYTC say through previous experiences in opening new routes, they understand there is an adjustment as the community navigates and figures out how it affects adjacent routes.  Entrances and exits to the roadway as well as intersections can all be unfamiliar.

The new stop condition for drivers on KY 372 at Smith Ridge is in effect.  Motorists on KY 372 are obligated to follow traffic control signage and come to a stop even though the new road is not open.  Features like dual mounted stop signs, thermo striping and other advance notification measures --- used at other similar intersections --- are already in place alerting motorists to stop ahead.

Public Information Officer Chris Jessie says, "We encourage drivers to always pay close attention to roadway signs and limit distractions. We hope the general public understands there is a vested interest for those who design and build roads. Some live in the community, and many certainly drive through. There is a lot of study and reasoning behind the process, and it all focuses on safety and efficiency of travel."

Traffic on the first section is expected to be fairly light, allowing a continued period of time for drivers to become accustomed to the area before it is utilized as a full bypass. The remaining section, from KY 70 to US 68, is under construction now and expected to be finished early-to-mid 2023.

Boil Water Advisory For Meadow Creek Road

 

Please be advised that a BOIL WATER ADVISORY has been issued for 675 Meadow Creek Road

Date: 5/12/22

 

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 WATER ADVISORY

Procedures:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campbellsville to Conduct Traffic Checkpoints

The Campbellsville Police Department will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout Campbellsville.  During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, licensing of motor vehicles and operators, registration and insurance violations, seat belt and child restraint violations, and motor vehicle equipment violations. 

 

Below is a list of traffic safety checkpoint locations.  These roadway locations include, but are not limited to:

 

  1. KY 3183 (Meader Street) at the intersection of Chandler Street
  2. KY 3183 (South Columbia Ave.) at Amazon
  3. KY 3518 (Roberts Road Bypass) at Industrial Road
  4. KY 527 (North Central Ave.) at Valero
  5. KY 323 (West Main Street) at Sheridan Drive
  6. Carnation Street
  7. East Walnut Street at Industrial Drive
  8. Martin Luther King Blvd. at Allen Street

 

Traffic Safety Checkpoints are a valuable tool used to promote the safety and well being of the public as well as providing police with visibility and interaction with the community.  Checkpoints are utilized throughout the Commonwealth to help promote highway safety. 

 

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

 

Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department

 

Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson

Columbia Man Living Under a Bridge Was Arrested Today

Adair County Sheriff’s Office along with Columbia Police Department received multiple complaints of a male living under the Campbellsville street bridge, sheriff Josh Brockman told 99.9 The Big Dawg that complaints ranged from erratic behavior to yelling at people on kayaks . 

Upon searching the area sheriff Brockman located Jessi Cross age 45 of Columbia under the bridge, Cross was ordered out from under the bridge in which he complied and was arrested on felony charges of not being in compliance with KY Sex Offender Registration 2nd offense and violation of offender registry by living within a 1,000 ft of a school.

He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail, the Adair County sheriffs office is continuing investigation .

 

Sheriff Brockman was assisted on scene by Chief JR Murphy of CPD along with additional Deputies  and CPD officers

 

Green County Man Injured in ATV Accident

A Green County man was airlifted to U of L Hospital with serious injuries after an ATV accident on highway 566 last night in the Hudgins community, Green County Sheriff Robby Beard reports that Elton Martin age 38 of Greensburg was operating the ATV Side by Side colliding with a pickup truck driven by Douglas McDonald of Greensburg. Martin was airlifted to University of Louisville in serious condition. The accident remains under investigation by Josh Coffey of the Green County Sheriffs Department.

Early Voting Starts Thursday

Early voting in the May Primary will start Thursday May 12th and anyone who plans on early voting can vote at the new Taylor County Fire Dept on Greensburg Road in Campbellsville otherwise if you don't plan on early voting then you will be voting in your regular precint on Tuesday May 17th and if you have any questions about the election feel free to call the Taylor County Clerks office.

Boil Water Advisory Issued

The Campbellsville Water Company has issued a Boil Water Advisory after someone was digging and struck a water line late yesterday, the areas affected are 4920 New Columbia Road, Lyle Road, Lyle Spur, Colonial Drive, Farris Road and 6426 New Columbia Road.

Boil Water Advisory Lifted

The Boil Water Advisory for Green River Cinema 6, Wings & Rings, Harbor Freight, Goodwill, Garcia's, Community Trust Bank and The Huddle House has been lifted by the Division of Water.

 
Larry Smith GM
99.9 the Big Dawg Radio
Campbellsville

Green County Man Charged After Road Rage Incident on Highway 210 in Taylor County

A Green County man was arrested after a case of road rage on highway 210 Friday evening in Taylor County, sheriff Allen Newton said that Gregory Thompson age 41 of Greensburg rear ended a Cadillac operated by Don Auberry age 48 of Campbellsville causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and overturn, Newton said the Thompson vehicle fled the scene. Meanwhile,  Auberry was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville and Thompson was later found at Lucky Vista Motel and arrested by SGT. Mark Dickens and charged with wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, tampering with evidence, no insurance, no license, possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication. Sheriff Newton said that Thompson was under the influence when the road rage incident occurred, Thompson was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center, the grand jury is expected to hear the case. 

Crash on the Cumberland Parkway Injures Several People

The Kentucky State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury collision on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway near Columbia on Tuesday around 2:44 p.m. CT.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2011 GMC being operated by 41-year-old Daniel Lloyd of Glasgow, was stopped on the right emergency lane traveling East on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway.  Lloyd attempted to turn from the emergency lane into the U-turn when he pulled into the path of a 2005 Freightliner being operated by 36-year-old Bengie Fletcher of Edmonton causing the GMC to overturn ejecting two of the occupants.  Fletcher's vehicle continued off the roadway over an embankment coming to rest in a creek.    

Daniel Lloyd, 33-year-old Kasey Cook of Glasgow, 29-year-old Anthony Garcia of Smith Grove and 26-year-old Lucas Wilson of Edmonton were all transported to T.J. Samson Hospital Columbian with serious injuries.  Bengie Fletcher was transported to T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow with serious injuries

Officer Casey Tooley investigated the collision, and was assisted by the members of Kentucky State Police, Adair County Sheriff's Office, Columbia City Police, Adair County EMS, Breeding Fire Department, Kentucky Department of Transportation, Kentucky Division of Environmental Protection.

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