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Adair County Man in wheelchair fatally struck

Posted by on Jan 4, 2012


The Kentucky State Police in Columbia is investigating a fatal collision that occurred 13 miles north of Columbia on Elkhorn Road at approximately 5:50 PM.  Upon investigation it appeared that Jerry Giles, age 52 of Knifley, was operating a motorized wheelchair on KY 76 while under the influence and was struck by a 1997 Chevy pickup, being operated by Randel Gabehart, of Knifley.  Mr. Giles was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adair County Coroner.  The investigation is continuing by Trooper Andy Olson, who was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Sheriffs Department, Knifley Fire Department, and Adair County EMS.

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Maryland man charged with sexually abusing a 4 year old

Posted by on Nov 25, 2011

Charles B. Miller, age 59 of Columbia, Maryland

The Taylor Co. Sheriffs Office responded to the complaint of a 59-year-old male having sexual contact with a 4-year-old child. This incident took place in Taylor County on November 23, 2011.

After an investigation the Taylor Co. Sheriffs Office located and arrested Charles B. Miller at a residence in Taylor County.

Miller, of 10349 Owen Brown Road in Columbia Maryland was charged with Sexual Abuse 1st Degree Victim Under/12 Years of Age After Miller’s arrest it was discovered he had similar charges in Maryland and was listed on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry.

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One year old dies in Marion County collision

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011

(Marion County, KY) – Trooper Fred Cornett is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Tuesday 11/15/11 at approximately 7:43 P.M. in Marion County. Eugene Owens, age 35 of Lebanon, was operating a 2001 Pontiac two door traveling East on KY 68 two miles West of Lebanon. Owens attempted to turn left onto Mcelroy Pike and turned into the path of a 2007 Chevrolet pickup being operated by Tim Clark, age 57 of Lebanon.

Clark’s vehicle struck Owens’ vehicle in the passenger side causing it to drop off the roadway and travel down an embankment before coming to final rest in a ditch. Clark, who was not belted, was partially ejected and transported to Springview Hospital where he was treated and released. Owens, who was belted, was transported to UofL hospital for treatment of injuries.

There were three passengers in the Owens vehicle. Shirley Vancleave, age 20 of Lebanon, was not belted and was ejected from the vehicle. She was transported to UofL hospital for treatment of her injuries. Ryasis Vancleave, age 2 of Lebanon, was belted but not in a child restraint and was treated and released at Springview Hospital. Rashawna Vancleave, age 1 of Lebanon, was belted but not in a child restraint and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Marion County Coroner.

Trooper Cornett was assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriff’s office, Marion County EMS and Sergeant David Gibbs of the Kentucky State Police. The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Cornett.

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Campbellsville Man dies in Marion County vehicle accident

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011

(Lebanon, KY) – Trooper Morris Farris is investigating a fatal collision that occurred at approximately 4:50 p.m., 6 miles west of Calvary on KY208. The collision occurred when a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo, operated by Gerald Keith Schutt, age 29, of Campbellsville, was traveling Eastbound on KY208 when his vehicle left the Westbound side of the roadway and struck a tree. Schutt was pronounced deceased by the Marion County Coroner at approximately 5:55 p.m. Trooper Farris was assisted at the scene by Sgt. David Gibbs, Trooper Ricky Underwood, Marion County Rescue and Marion County EMS.

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Kentucky State Police Recognizes Medal of Honor Recipient

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer (left) presented an Honorary Trooper Certificate to former U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient from Greensburg, Ky., on Oct. 31. Meyer recently received the medal, which is the highest military decoration awarded by the U.S. government, for his courageous actions during combat in Afghanistan. “I look at the Kentucky State Police as the Marine Corps of police officers,” said Meyer. “You can receive the highest award there is, but it still doesn’t feel as good as going out and helping people and making a difference,” he said. “The Kentucky State Police do that every day.”

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Pedestrian struck, killed on Broadway

Posted by on Oct 29, 2011

(10-28-2011- 09:25pm) 21 year old, Brandy Buster of Leitchfield was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt east ​on Broadway when 32 year old Richard D Wilson Jr. of Campbellsville stepped into the path of the vehicle. Wilson was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville Taylor County Emergency Medical Services. Wilson was pronounced dead a short time later from injuries suffered in the collision.

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Fatal Accident on Highway 210

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011

(10-25-2011 – 08:53am) The Taylor County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle fatality accident on Highway 210 just past the Campbellsville County Club. Donna Hunt, age 48 of Campbellsville was driving a 2004 Toyota Highlander traveling west on Highway 210. Peggy Pyles, age 78 also of Campbellsville was driving a 1998 Chrysler Sebring traveling east on Highway 210. The Toyota crossed the center line  and collided head on with the Chrysler. The driver of the Chrysler, Peggy Pyles was pronounced deceased by Taylor County Coroner Al Hardy. Donna Hunt was not injured. Highway 210 was shutdown to traffic for about 45 minutes.

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Two arrested with 15lbs of marijuana after traffic stop

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011

(Green County, KY) – On October 23, 2011, while conducting a routine Traffic Safety Checkpoint in Green County, Kentucky, Trooper Ricky Underwood, Unit 644, seized approximately 15 pounds of marijuana from a vehicle. Trooper Underwood charged George Gribbins, age 28, and William Smith, age 28, both of Campbellsville with Possession of Marijuana, Trafficking in Marijuana and Cultivating Marijuana. Both subjects were lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center

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Motorists Advised to Look Out for Deer

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is reminding motorists that deer become a greater roadway hazard this time of year as mating season arrives. Each year, the rut, which lasts from October through December, accounts for a spike in deer-related crashes in the commonwealth.

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