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LOCAL NEWS Archives for 2023-04

Man Arrested on Felony Assault Charges

Campbellsville Police arrested a man on a warrant charging him with felony assault in regards to an incident on April 9th at the Skill Arcade in the Central Plaza, Chief Shannon Wilson told 99.9 Big Dawg News... 22-year old Jericho Ramsey of Campbellsville was arrested and is in custody after causing serious physical injuries to 35 year old Dustin Burton of Campbellsville.  Burton was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital and remains in critical condition. 



Investigating Officers:  Det./Sgt. Nelson Bishop & Officer Ethan Ellis


Chief Shannon Wilson


Man Arrested after a Burglary at Dixie, Gun & Pawn

On April 23, 2023 at 12:45am, Campbellsville Police Department responded to Dixie Pawn and Gun on Main Street, for a possible burglary in progress. Officer’s determined a male subject had forced entry through the rear of the business. The male subject left the business with three firearms. A short time later, Officer Chris Milby located the subject in the area. The male subject was identified as Joshua K Wilson. Wilson had all three firearms in his possession. Wilson was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. He was charged with Burglary 1st, Alcohol intoxication in a public place, Public intoxication, and possession of burglary tools.


Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department


Investigating Officers: Officers Chris Milby and Jeremy Burton  

A Green County Man Died Friday in Back Hoe Accident

Green County Emergency Services were dispatched on Friday to the Pleasant Valley community to an accident involving a back hoe loader, 99.9 The Big Dawg learned that when officials arrived on the scene they found 71year old Gary Caven unresponsive. 

The Green County Coroners Office pronounced Mr. Caven dead on the scene as
a result of the accident. 
Gupton-Landrum Funeral Home in Greensburg is in charge.

Man Wrecked After Becoming Choked Behind The Wheel

A Herndon Ky man was injured after an accident Thursday morning on New Columbia Road, highway 55 at Joe Kerr Road in Taylor County, sheriff Dickie Benningfield told 99.9 The Big Dawg News that Kevin Hancock age 50 became choked behind the wheel and lost control of his 2021 Peterbilt and left the roadway and was ejected. Hancock was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital, the accident was investigated by Paul Pinson with the Taylor County Sheriff Department. 

Two People Were Shot Last Night in Columbia After a Fight at Anderson's Pizzeria

A shooting at Anderson’s Pizzeria in Columbia on Campbellsville road is being investigated by police, Big Dawg News has learned that a fight broke out inside restaurant-bar, the brawl ended outside when a resturant employee was attempting to break up the fight and was shot, one other person was shot during the incident the injured were taken to the hospital and at least three people were arrested and lodged in the Adair County Jail after being arrested at the scene, the investigation continues, the case will go to the Adair County Grand Jury.


Man Shot Three Times Last Night in Columbia at Pizzeria

A shooting at Anderson’s Pizzeria in Columbia on Campbellsville road is being investigated by police, Big Dawg News has learned that a fight broke out inside restaurant-bar, the brawl ended  outside with one man shot three times and airlifted to an out of town hospital, one other person receive a head injury at the scene. at least three people were arrested and lodge in the Adair County Jail, the investigation continues.


Gov. Beshear's Request for Federal Disaster Declaration in 76 Kentucky Counties Approved by President Biden

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 12, 2023) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced that on Monday, President Joe Biden approved his initial request for federal aid to assist with recovery efforts in 76 counties adversely affected by severe storms in early March.

“We thank the President and the federal government for once again coming to the aid of our commonwealth in the wake of severe weather,” Gov. Beshear said.

All reported storm damage from the 76 counties has been verified by Kentucky Emergency Management and validated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to confirm eligibility based on county-specific thresholds. Several counties are still undergoing the verification and validation process. Once damage assessments are complete and eligibility is determined, additional counties may be added to the federal declaration.  

Federal funding is available to the commonwealth, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides.

The counties covered by the initial approval are Adair, Allen, Anderson, Barren, Bourbon, Breckenridge, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Casey, Christian, Clark, Clay, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Estill, Floyd, Franklin, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Graves, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Hart, Henry, Hopkins, Hickman, Jackson, Jessamine, Johnson, LaRue, Laurel, Lee, Lincoln, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Martin, McCracken, McLean, Meade, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Owen, Owsley, Powell, Robertson, Rockcastle, Simpson, Spencer, Taylor, Todd, Trigg, Trimble, Union, Warren, Washington, Webster, Whitley and Wolfe.

On March 3, the Governor declared a state of emergency in advance of severe storms that were forecast to cross the commonwealth. The storms, which produced violent thunderstorms, dangerous winds, flooding and several small tornadoes, killed five Kentuckians.

More information regarding the federal response can be found on the FEMA website.

Two Vehicles Collided on Highway 210

The Taylor County Sheriffs Department investigated a two vehicle collision Tuesday morning on highway 210, sheriff Dickie Benningfield told 99.9 The Big Dawg News that an auto operated by Jackson Stinnett of Mt. Sherman was making a turn onto Noe Road when his vehicle was struck from behind by an auto driven by Amy Wilson of Campbellsville, both Stinnett and Wilson received minor injuries and refused medical transport,

the accident was investigated by Deputy Josh Patrick with the Taylor County Sheriffs Department.

Russell County Charged with the Murder of His Brother in Jamestown


UPDATE: Kentucky State Police Investigate Russell County Murder

UPDATE: While on routine patrol, Trooper Jake Smith saw a male individual walking on US 127 in Casey County that matched the description of Lee Maynard.  Trooper Smith stopped and made contact with the individual and identified him to be Mr. Maynard.  The warrant for Murder was served on Mr. Maynard.  Mr. Maynard was arrested and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.  



On the night of April 5, 2023, at approximately 9:49 P.M. CST, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 15 received a call from Russell County 911 Center.  Russell County Sheriff’s Department requested investigative assistance regarding finding a deceased male inside a residence on Fox Lane in Jamestown.

KSP Troopers and Detectives responded to the scene and learned Charles Maynard, age 22 of Jamestown, had suffered fatal injuries from apparent gunshot wounds.  KSP launched an investigation and determined that Charles Maynard had been shot by his brother, Lee Maynard age 18 of Jamestown.  Lee Maynard fled from the scene prior to law enforcement’s arrival at the residence. 

An arrest warrant has been issued for Lee Maynard charging him with Murder.  Lee Maynard was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark-colored sweatshirt and is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information in regards to Lee Maynard’s whereabouts is 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.

Detective Zach Scott, assisted by other KSP Troopers and Detectives, is continuing the murder investigation.

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Lee Maynard