City appoints new Fire Chief

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012

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.

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Adair County man arrested on marijuana charges

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012

An Adair County man has been arrested on drug charges. According to the Adair County Sheriff’s office 50 year old Anthony Bledsoe of Columbia has been arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana. Bledsoe was lodged in the Adair County jail. The arrest was made Saturday, September 1st, after a tip was received about possible illegal drug activity at a location on Pelhelm Branch Road in Adair County. A quantity of marijuana, cash, cbd oil from, and other drug paraphenalia and a pickup truck were siezed as a result of a search warrant executed at the Pelhelm Branch Road location in Adair County.

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One vehicle crash claims life of Metcalfe County teen

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012

A Metcalfe County teenager was killed tuesday afternoon, August 28th, in a one vehicle crash in Metcalfe county. According to the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office the accident happened when a pickup truck operated by 17 year old Justin Moss of Edmonton ran off the road and overturned. He was not injured. A passenger in the truck, 17 year old Chelsea Anders of Edmonton, was thrown out of the vehicle and died later after being flown to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of injuries. The accident happened on highway 80 in Metcalfe County near the Adair County line.

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Brief standoff results in self inflicted gunshot wound

Posted by on Aug 12, 2012

(August 12, 2012 – 5:15am) The Campbellsville Police Department responded to 706 Cumberland Way Campbellsville to a report of a female subject at that residence armed with a handgun. When officers arrived at the residence they discovered Marlene Bell was armed and refused to comply with directives from officers to surrender her weapon and exit the residence. Officers were able to safely remove male subject from the residence. Bell continued standoff inside residence with police. At 6:02 a m, Bell contacted 911 reporting that she was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers gained entry to residence without incident. Bell was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by CTEMS for treatment for non life threatening injuries. No charges have been filed at time of report. Investigation is ongoing by the Campbellsville Police Dept.

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Marion county motorcycle collision leaves one dead

Posted by on Jul 22, 2012

(LEBANON, Ky.) – Tpr. Jonathon Houk is investigating a collision that occurred today at 6:24 PM EDT. 39-year-old Jason E. Payne of Springfield was traveling east on KY 208 on a 1993 Harley Davidson Motorcycle when he crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2009 Chevy operated by 59-year-old Mary L. Beaven of Lebanon. Beaven and a passeneger, 95-year-old Mary M. Lee of Lebanon, were wearing seatbelts but were transported to Springview Hospital where they were treated and released. Jason E. Payne was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County Coroner. He was not wearing a helmet. Marion County EMS/Rescue and Lebanon Police Department assisted

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Campbellsville Fire Chief retires after 38 years of service

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012

After 38 years of service with the Campbellsville Fire Department, Chief Johnson has announced his intent to retire, according to a statement from the Office of Mayor Tony Young.

Chief Johnson began his career at the Campbellsville Fire Department as a volunteer and was progressively promoted throughout his tenure. “He has served as Chief of the Campbellsville Fire Department for 18 years,” Mayor Young said, “and has provided excellent leadership throughout his career.”

During his tenure, Johnson has played a significant role in bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding to the City which enhanced the capabilities of the department. “He has enjoyed a long and productive career that he can be proud of and his many contributions as Chief of the Campbellsville Fire Department are so appreciated.” Mayor Young added.

Young went on to say “Chief Johnson has certainly demonstrated a lot of vision and initiative in working for the development of a first class Fire and Rescue department.” Johnson was instrumental in the successful merger of rescue services with the fire department during the past year. “I have enjoyed working with him and the City is grateful for his dedication for which he will be truly missed,” Mayor Young concluded.

Chief Johnson stated, “God has truly blessed me by allowing me to serve this wonderful community, throughout my 18 years as chief, our department has accomplish all of our goals in our ten year plan and most in the twenty year plan. I look forward to serving in other ways in the future.”

Chief Johnson will continue his duties as chief until a replacement is found and will assist through the initial transition process.

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