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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2023-02

Man and His Dog Drown in Marion County During Flooding Last Week

The man that was swept down the Rolling Fork River in Bradfordsville Thursday during heavy rain and flooding was found on Friday, Randall B. Sloan of Bardstown was traveling in highway 337 when the flood waters swept his automobile down the river, Sloan, his dog and automobile were found near highway 49 on Friday with the help of Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, the dog did not survive.

Body of Man Found Near Old Fruit of The Loom Area-Identified

A death investigation is underway in Campbellsville after the body of a man was found in a wooded area near the old Fruit of The Loom property, Taylor County Sheriff Dickie Benningfield told 99.9 The Big Dawg News that the body was sent the medical examiners office for positive identification and more information will be coming pending the outcome of the autopsy.


Updated: the person was identified as Brandon Gunter of Campbellsville

Marion County Woman Murdered, KSP Is Investigating

LEBANON, Ky. (February 16, 2023) - On February 13, 2023, at approximately 11:44 P.M. EST, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 15, received a call from Marion County 911.  Lebanon Police Department requested investigative assistance regarding finding a deceased female inside a residence on Harrison Street in Lebanon.

KSP Troopers and Detectives responded to the scene and learned Kaitlyn Wise, age 29 of Lebanon, had suffered fatal injuries from apparent gunshot wounds. 

Detective Josh Dicken, assisted by other KSP Troopers and Detectives, is continuing the murder investigation.

Anyone with information in regards to this investigation are urged to contact KSP Post 15 in Columbia at (270)-384-4796 or our hotline at (800)-222-5555.  Callers may remain anonymous when providing information pertaining to this case.

Two People Arrested on Drug Charges

An early morning investigation, by the Campbellsville Police Department, led to numerous


charges and the arrest of two individuals, Walter Parker and Tammy White. Mr. Parker was


arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of controlled substance 1st,


possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense methamphetamine, possession of


drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and tampering with physical evidence along with


four other traffic related offenses. Ms. White was arrested for possession of marijuana and


tampering with physical evidence. Both were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.







Date:  2/13/2023                                 Time: 0100


Location: Auberry Funeral Home Parking Lot


Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department


Investigating Officers: Jeremy Burton, Chris Milby


Approving Supervisor: Lt. Scotty Perian


Taylor County Man Died in Two Vehicle Crash on Greensburg Road

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.  (February 10, 2023) – On February 9, 2023 at approximately 5:43 P.M. EST, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 15 Troopers responded to a two-vehicle injury collision at the intersection of US 68 and West Main Street in Campbellsville.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Steve Hovious, age 58 of Campbellsville, was traveling east on US 68 in a 2000 Honda Accord when he failed to stop at a traffic control light.  Mr. Hovious then collided with a 2018 Ford Explorer that was attempting to turn to travel west on US 68.  The Ford Explorer was being operated by Courtney Gumm, age 32 of Nancy.  

Mr. Hovious was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by the Taylor County Coroner.  Ms. Gumm was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Two juvenile passengers in Ms. Gumm’s vehicle were not injuried.

KSP Post 15 Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Campbellsville Police Department, Taylor County Coroner, as well as Taylor County Fire, EMS, and Rescue Squad.  The collision remains under investigation by Senior Trooper Weston Sullivan.

LaRue County Man Injured in Taylor County Accident

Campbellsville Police Department investigated two vehicle accident on highway 210 near Taylor County High School Thursday afternoon, Big Dawg News has learned that a auto driven by Jay Henderson of Hodgenville and a car operated by a high school student collided, the student was not injured, Henderson was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS and later released.

Injury Accident Wednesday on the Lincoln Parkway in Larue County

Two vehicles collided late Wednesday afternoon on the Lincoln Parkway in Hodgenville, according to the LaRue County Sheriffs Department an auto driven by Shirley A. Johnson of Hodgenville turned into the path of an automobile driven by Alexis Snawder of Campbellsville, Snawder was unable to avoid the collision colliding with Johnson, Johnson and three young children in the Snawder vehicle were transported to the hospital.

The mishap was investigated by the LaRue County Sheriffs Department.

The LIHEAP Program is Now Assisting People in Need

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Crisis Enrollment Opens at Kentucky Community Action Agencies. Heating crisis assistance is available in all 120 Kentucky counties and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Crisis Component is available to assist households experiencing a home heating crisis situation. Community Action Agencies across Kentucky are accepting applications on a first come, first serve basis through March 31, 2023 or until funds have been expended.


Income eligibility requirements are up to 130 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The applicant must be responsible for home heating costs or pay heating costs as an undesignated portion of rent.


Appointments: Taylor County (270) 465-6554,  Green County (270) 932-7324,  Casey County (606) 787-9209,  Adair County (270) 384-2147,  Russell County (270) 343-4565,  Marion County (270) 692-6411,  LaRue County (270) 358-3937


Taylor County Firemen Called to House Fire Early Today

Taylor County Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire at 358 Highland Drive this morning just after 1am, upon arrival firefighters found heavy fire and smoke coming from the front of the residence. Firefighters were able to quickly gain control of the fire, however the residence did sustain heavy smoke and fire damage throughout. All occupants were out of the residence upon arrival. A female occupant and two children were taken to Taylor Regional Hospitol by private vehicle to be checked for minor smoke inhalation.

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