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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2022-11

Two People Burned in Structure Fire Tuesday In Campbellsville

Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a structure fire with possible victims at 209 Chestnut Street in Campbellsville, upon arrival firefighters found a 12x12 storage building on fire with two immediate exposures being residential houses, firefighters provided medical care to the burn victim, extinguished the fire, protected exposures and provided overhaul.  There were two civilian injuries reported- the first patient was a 42 year old male with 2nd degree burns to 45% of his body and the second victim was a 15 year old male with superficial burns to his hands. Both patients was treated and transported by CTCEMS to Taylor Regional Hospital. The 42 year old male was later transferred via Air Evac to UofL. 

The cause of the fire is related to an explosion as a result of gas fumes reaching a space heater causing the explosion and fire. 

 

24 Firefighters on the Scene

Apparatus Responding: Engine 4, Engine 1, Truck 1 and Chief 

 

Assisting Agencies

Campbellsville Taylor County Emergency Communication Center

Campbellsville Taylor County Emergency Medical Services

Campbellsville Police

 

 

Taylor County Man Died in Accident with Tractor

On November 28, 2022 at 4:33PM the Taylor County Coroner’s Office was requested at the scene of a farming accident on Collins Lane in Campbellsville.
 
The initial investigation shows that William Moran, an 83 year-old male of Campbellsville had been operating a tractor in a feed lot and had dismounted it. Then for an unknown reason the tractor rolled forward striking Mr. Moran causing fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased by the Taylor County Coroner’s Office.
The investigation is ongoing by the Taylor County Coroners Office & Taylor County Sheriffs Office.
 
 
 

State Police Investigated a Fatal Accident in Metcalfe County

SUMMER SHADE, Ky. (November 28, 2022) – On November 26, 2022 at approximately 11:28 P.M. EST, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 15 Troopers responded to a single vehicle injury collision on KY 90 in Metcalfe County.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Wilmer Alexander Alonzo Canales, age 38 of Summer Shade, was traveling east on KY 90 in a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 when he lost control and left the roadway.  Once Mr. Canales left the roadway, he struck an earth embankment and went airborne before coming to final rest in a private drive.    

Mr. Canales was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Metcalfe County Coroner. 

KSP Post 15 Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, Metcalfe County Fire and EMS, Metcalfe County Rescue Squad, and Metcalfe County Coroner. The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Matthew Lee.

Two People Injured in Monday Morning Crash on Broadway

Two people were injured early Monday morning at 5:45am in a two vehicle crash,  Big Dawg News has learned that Campbellsville Police responded to the intersection of East Broadway and Airport Road to investigate the collision, Lt. Shannon Wilson said that a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado operated by 61-year old Larry Wethington of Campbellsville pulled into the path of a 2010 Ford Fusion operated by 26-year old Dylan Bright also of Campbellsville. 

Wethington and Bright were both transported by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS to Taylor Regional Hospital, Bright was later transported to the University of Louisville Hospital for further treatment of his injuries. 

Campbellsville Police Officer Aaron Fields investigated the mishap.

 

 

McConnell Comments on the Passing of Former Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown Jr.

LOUISVILLE, KY --  U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today on the passing of former Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown Jr.:

 

“Elaine and I were saddened to learn of the passing of former Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown Jr. Many of us first learned of Governor Brown through his business leadership. As one of the chief investors to purchase Kentucky Fried Chicken from Harland Sanders in 1964, he took one of the Commonwealth’s signature businesses and made it a global household name. Later in life, he applied his private sector prowess to government, promising to run Kentucky with the same discipline and creativity that had made his various enterprises thrive. Our prayers are with Governor Brown’s four children and all others who knew and loved this legendary businessman and statesman.”

 

Casey County Man Convicted on Sexual Misconduct

A Casey County Circuit Court jury found Dennis Keith Sims, age 71, guilty of two (2) counts of First-Degree Sexual Abuse late Friday following a two-day jury trial. According to testimony at trial, Sims sexually abused two (2) children between December 2020 and January 2021 in Liberty. The children were ages 7 and 9 at the time of the abuse. The case was investigated by Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Begley. The jury convicted Sims and recommended that he serve the maximum sentence – ten (10) years – for each count. Pursuant to Kentucky law, those sentences must be served consecutively (one after the other) since the crimes involved multiple victims, meaning Sims faces a total of twenty (20) years in prison. Additionally, Sims will be required to complete a sex offender treatment program and will also be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison. Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Wright prosecuted the case. After the trial, Wright thanked Trooper Begley for his efforts investigating the case – including conducting an interview with Sims that was played during the trial. Wright also thanked the members of the jury for their attention during the trial and for ensuring that justice was served in this case. Wright added, “protecting the children in this community is one of the top priorities of my office. I will continue to aggressively prosecute anyone who abuses a child in this county.” Sims, who was represented at trial by attorney Theodore Lavit from Lebanon, will appear before Casey Circuit Judge Judy Vance Murphy for final sentencing on February 13, 2023

LaRue County Woman Injured in One Vehicle Accident in Green County

An accident Thursday morning in Green County injured a LaRue County woman, sheriff Robby Beard told 99.9 the Big Dawg News that an automobile operated by Katie Musson age 46 of Buffalo was traveling highway 61 just north of Greensburg and left the roadway striking a tree head on in the Pitman Hill area, Musson was transported to Jane Todd Crawford Hospital by the Green County EMS, the Thursday morning mishap was investigated by Green County Sheriff Robby Beard.

Fire Alarm Sounded Early Sunday Morning in Campbellsville

Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a working apartment fire sunday morning at 2:01am, Fire Chief Chris Taylor said upon arrival firefighters found heavy smoke and flames showing from a lower unit on the charlie side. Firefighters searched for occupants, extinguished the fire and provided overhaul. No firefighter or civilians injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is undetermined but is suspicious in nature.

 

This building has been abandoned and mostly boarded up since a major fire on November 13, 2019. We have responded to numerous fires at this location over the years. This abandoned apartment building creates a hazardous life threating situation for fire-rescue personnel. While we believe that the building is abandoned, we still have a responsibility to save lives and protect property. We have to attempt search and rescue operations for potential homeless victims and extinguish the fire. We appreciate our mutual aid partners, volunteers, and paid staff for their dedication and service to the community.   

 

20 CTCFD Personnel 

6 Greensburg/Green County Fire

 

Assisting Agencies

Taylor County Fire

Greensburg/Green County Fire

Campbellsville Taylor County EMS

Campbellsville Taylor County Emergency Communication Center

Campbellsville Police

Kentucky Utilities

Campbellsville Street Department 

 

Foul Play Suspected In Death of Campbellsville Man

Campbellsville Police and the Taylor County Coroner’s office received a call of a deceased man on Lincoln Avenue tuesday afternoon, the coroner’s office responded and pronounced  Tommy R. Pyles age 69 of Lincoln Avenue in Campbellsville dead, Pyles was taken to the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy and after an investigation the state medical examiner determined that foul play is suspected in the death of Pyles and Campbellsville Police Department in conjunction with the Taylor County Coroner’s office is investigating and is asking anyone with information in regards to the death of Mr. Tommy Pyles or may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area of Lincoln Avenue is urged to contact the Campbellsville Police Department at 270-465-4121 or our anonymous tip line at 270-469-PRIDE (7743). 

Man Faces Drug Charges After Being Arrested By City Police

On Sunday, November 13, 2022 at approximately 1:51 a.m., Officers Chris Milby and Josh Morgan conducted a traffic stop on 35-year old Nicholas Mattew Zunker of Campbellsville.  After an investigation, it was determined that Mr. Zunker was under the influence of drugs. 

A search of Mr. Zunker’s vehicle led to approximately 90 grams of Methamphetamine, approximately 2 pounds of Marijuana, multiple pills, mushrooms, 2 handguns, along with paraphernalia.

Mr. Zunker was arrested, lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center and charged with the following;

  1. No registration plates
  2. No insurance
  3. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd degree
  4. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  5. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Meth)
  6. Trafficking in Marijuana
  7. Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree
  8. DUI
  9. Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

 

Man Faces Drug Charges After Being Arrested By City Police

On Sunday, November 13, 2022 at approximately 1:51 a.m., Officers Chris Milby and Josh Morgan conducted a traffic stop on 35-year old Nicholas Mattew Zunker of Campbellsville.  After an investigation, it was determined that Mr. Zunker was under the influence of drugs. 

A search of Mr. Zunker’s vehicle led to approximately 90 grams of Methamphetamine, approximately 2 pounds of Marijuana, multiple pills, mushrooms, 2 handguns, along with paraphernalia.

Mr. Zunker was arrested, lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center and charged with the following;

  1. No registration plates
  2. No insurance
  3. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd degree
  4. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  5. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Meth)
  6. Trafficking in Marijuana
  7. Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree
  8. DUI
  9. Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

 

Fire Alarm Sounded Friday Night

Residential Fire

220 Wickliff Avenue 

11-11-2022

 

Call Received 2203

On Scene 2204

Control 2215

Leaving Scene 2318

 

Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a working trailer fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found a house trailer with heavy smoke and fire showing. Firefighters searched for occupants, extinguished fire and provided overhaul. No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported. One occupant was displaced by the fire. The cause of the fire is believed to be related to unsafe heating practices. 

 

22 Firefighters on scene

 

CFD Apparatus on scene

Engine 4, Engine 1, Engine 2,  Truck 1, Rescue 1 and Chief

Fire Alarm Friday Afternoon at Cox Interior

11-11-2022
Structure Fire
Dispatched: 12:45
On Scene: 12:50
Leaving the scene: 20:27
Taylor County Fire Department was dispatched to Cox Shavings at 1751 Old Columbia Rd for a reported building fire. Upon arrival firefighters found a 300' x 150' enclosed building filled with wood shavings with heavy fire throughout the structure. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. No injuries were reported.
Assisting Agencies:
Campbellsville Fire Rescue
Columbia Fire Department
Adair County Fire Department
Green County Fire Department
Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS
Campbellsville-Taylor County Emergency Communications Center

Taylor County Election Results

In the Campbellsville Mayors Race Dennis Benningfield defeated Tony Young.

 
In the Taylor County Judge Executives race incumbent Barry Smith defeated Eddie Rogers.
 
In the Magistrial District 1 James Jones defeated Bobby Kirtley.
Magistrial District 2 Timmy Newton defeated Incumbent John Gaines.
 
Taylor County Sheriffs race it was Dickie Benningfield winning over Jerry Whitlock.
 
In the State Representatives race Sarge Pollock defeated Jennifer Wheeler.
 
Campbellsville City Council Winners: Jacob Chewning, Jim Ewing, Heather Barnes, Heather Wise, John Eastridge, AJ Johnson, Kathy Milby, Deanna Cowherd, Stan McKinney, Faye Howell and Randy Herron.
 
Campbellsville School Board: Mitch Overstreet, Angie Johnson, Suzanne Wilson.
 
 

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