Gracie Jeter of Campbellsville, daughter of the late W. T. Martin and Mary Myrtle Rucker Martin, was born January 10, 1920, in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 8:00 A.M., Friday, December 9, 2016 in Campbellsville. Age: 96
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Bible Baptist Tabernacle. She was a retired owner and operator of the Purple & Gold Restaurant in Campbellsville.
Gracie united in marriage to Richard Jeter September 24, 1950.
Besides her husband, Richard Jeter of Campbellsville, she is survived by two sons: Dr. Harold Wilkerson and wife, Brenda and Dr. Richard Allen Jeter and wife, Eveylene of Campbellsville; five grandchildren: Dr. Andrea Russell and husband, Dr. Dirk Russell of Canton, Georgia, Jarrod Wilkerson, Erin Martin and husband, Kelly and Ashley Dooley and husband, Damon of Campbellsville and Matt Underwood and wife, Jeanette of LaGrange; twelve great-grand-grandchildren: Madelyn Russell, Jillian Russell, Ava Russell and Luke Russell of Canton, Georgia, Jackson Martin, Maxwell Davis, Zachary Martin and Sarah Davis of Campbellsville, Hannah Underwood and Noah Underwood of LaGrange and Shelby Dooley and Payton Dooley of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Garland Martin.
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FUNERAL SERVICE: 6:00 P.M., Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Bible Baptist Tabernacle in Campbellsville by Pastor Bob Cutler
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(Campbellsville, KY.) – A Taylor County man was arrested Friday, February 19th at approximately 2:26 PM EDT on Poe Young Road following a pursuit that began on KY 527. Tpr. Logan Smith observed a Pontiac Grand Am with expired registration plates and an unrestrained passenger. When he attempted to stop the vehicle, the operator fled. The pursuit ended 10 miles west of Campbellsville on Poe Young Road when the Grand Am became stuck in a muddy field.
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.
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.
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. Further investigation 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.
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.
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. 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.
The Campbellsville Police Department today (Monday October 8, 2012) received a call reporting an attempted abduction and Sexual Assault on Old Greensburg Road.
At approximately 2:00 PM, Campbellsville received a call reporting an attempted abduction and sexual assault on Old Greensburg Road – west. A female resident was walking home from work along Old Greensburg Road and was approached by a white male operating a Lincoln 4 door sedan – Silver (or Grey) in color – with Kentucky registration plates (bearing a NELSON county decal).
Driver of the car is described as a white male, short brown hair, appearance of facial hair (about 2 day growth), fair complexion, approximately 30 years of age.
Anyone having information or observing this vehicle is asked to contact the Campbellsville Police at (270) 465-4122.
The Campbellsville Police Department today, Wednesday October 3, 2012, received information days ago reporting a peculiar smell emanating from a residence on Hord Street. Officer began to investigate and learned the occupants were wanted on warrants from Washington County.
At approximately 4:45 PM, Officers went to 107 Hord Street to execute the outstanding warrants on William Tate, Jr. and Pamela R. Brown. Upon entering the residence, Officers discovered what they perceived to be the paraphernalia and ingredients of a Methamphetamine Laboratory to manufacture the substance.
Officers immediately secured the scene and called for a team to dismantle the lab and dispose of the chemicals. Kentucky State Police Troopers from Post 15 and Drug Enforcement responded to assist. The scene was secured and dismantled without incident.
Officers arrested William “Junior” Tate; age 26 of 107 Hord Street on an Indictment Warrant from Washington County and Pamela R. Brown, age 21 of 107 Hord Street on an Indictment Warrant from Washington County. Both were lodged in the Taylor County Jail.
The investigation continues and additional charges are possible.
Mayor Tony Young is pleased to announce the Campbellsville City Council has approved the appointment of Kyle Smith as Fire Chief to the Campbellsville Fire Department. Chief Smith has twenty-six years of fire service experience. His experience includes five years in the volunteer service and twenty-five years as a career firefighter with the Frankfort Fire and Emergency Medical Services.
Chief Smith is an EMT-Paramedic. He has worked his way through the ranks of Firefighter, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief and Division Chief with the Training Division. He and his wife Karen are excited about the opportunity to live and work in Campbellsville. He will assume the duties as Chief in mid October.
Chief Smith is replacing Chief A.J. Johnson who had served the Campbellsville Fire Department for the past thirty-eight years, the last eighteen as Chief and retired at the end of August.