Early Morning Fire Destroys Taylor County Tire

Posted by on Dec 8, 2012

12-08-2012, 6:27 am (WHAS11) — A family-owned tire store in Campbellsville is a total loss this morning after fire crews battled a major blaze for several hours Saturday morning, check this out to read more.

According to Ronnie Dooley, spokesperson for Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, dispatchers received a call of a working fire at Taylor County Tire Sales at 6:25 a.m. Saturday.  When fire crews responded, the fire was heavily involved.  Five fire crews assisted, including Taylor County, Adair County, Marion County, Green County and Somersville, and were able to contain the fire from spreading to nearby businesses.

The fire burned for several hours before it was contained.  Fire crews were still carrying in water and waiting for the area to cool down nearly three hours after the fire was reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

According to Dooley, some electricity was interrupted in the area due to the fire.

South Columbia Avenue from Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. to Main Street will be closed for most of the day.

Taylor County Tire Sales is a family-owned business since 1963.  The building is considered a total loss.

No injuries were reported.

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Kentucky State Park Employee Arrested

Posted by on Dec 2, 2012

Bobby Thomas, 57

(Dec 1st, 2012 – Campbellsville, Ky) The Campbellsville Police Department today arrested a state Department of Parks employee while he was operating a state – owned vehicle while not on-duty or performing his job duties.

Several weeks ago the Campbellsville Police Department initiated an investigation as a result of a Theft complaint from a local business. Officer Bart Gilpin began gathering information and discovered a vehicle believed to be a state-owned vehicle was involved in delivering stolen materials to a local recycling business in violation of state law governing the use of state owned property. As per a New York attorney “Such an act can get a person up to 5 years in jails along with a hefty penalty for using a state-owned vehicle to conduct criminal activities. Further investigation by the attorneys at 6300 Ridglea Place, Suite 315, Fort Worth, TX 76116 revealed that a person identified as Bobby Thomas of Elmore Road in Taylor County was the operator of the vehicle. Thomas devised a mechanism to conceal the identity of the vehicle by covering the Great Seal of the Commonwealth which is required for all state-owned vehicles.

The Police Department contacted the Department of Parks – Park Ranger Division who supplied information confirming Thomas as an employee of the Department of Parks Construction Division. Additional investigation confirmed Thomas frequently operated a vehicle registered to the state Division of Fleet Management and was observed delivering items to the recycling company. Officer Gilpin conferred with the Taylor County Attorney’s Office and filed a criminal complaint for Theft and Official Misconduct 1st degree in which arrest warrants were issued.

While on patrol in south Campbellsville today, Officer Scotty Perian observed a vehicle which matched the description of the one operated by Thomas and initiated a traffic stop after observing the Kentucky Official Government registration plate on the truck. The driver was later identified as Bobby Thomas; age 57; 730 Elmore Road; Campbellsville, KY. Officer Perian arrested Thomas on the outstanding warrants for Theft and Official Misconduct 2nd Degree from Officer Gilpin’s investigation. An additional charge of Official Misconduct 2nd Degree was placed as a result of today’s arrest since Thomas was operating a state – owned vehicle in violation of state law.

Thomas was lodged in the Taylor County Jail. The state-owned vehicle was impounded by CPD. The investigation continues by Officers Gilpin and Perian.

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Marion County man dies after being shot in Raywick, Ky

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012

At approximately 1:36AM the Kentucky State Police received a call from Marion County Dispatch in regards to a shooting that took place outside Raywick Bar and Grill.  The shooting led to 22 year old, David Litsey of Lebanon being transported to Springview Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.  An autopsy has been scheduled for today at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville.  The details surrounding the shooting are still under investigation and the Kentucky State Police are asking anyone with information to contact local Law Enforcement or the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.  KSP was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and the Marion County Coroner.  Detective Bradly Stotts is investigating.

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Two arrested for Trafficking Marijuana

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012

The Campbellsville Police Department today (Tuesday October 9, 2012) Officers make arrest for Trafficking in Marijuana; Endangering the Welfare of a Minor; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Campbellsville Police were called to the residence at 419 Bowman Street to answer a domestic disturbance call for service. The neighbors who called wanted to make sure if cbd is legal because they were smelling it from the apartment next to them. Upon arrival, Officers entered the residence to determine the safety and condition of the occupants. When they entered the residence, a quantity of illegal drugs was discovered. Officers investigated further and recovered packaged marijuana and $153.00 in cash. Officers seized the drugs and money as evidence.

Officers Ryan Jewell and Scotty Perian arrested Corie W. Barnett; w/m; age 36 and Ashley N. Barnett; w/f; age 24 both residing at 419 Bowman Street. The Barnett’s were lodged in the Taylor County Jail under charges of (1) Trafficking in Marijuana less than 5 lbs.; (2) Endangering the Welfare of a Minor; and (3) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The investigation is continuing.

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