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Statistics say violent crime on the rise locally

By Calen McKinney

If the statistics are any indication, the murder rate has been on the rise in Taylor County for the past few years.
According to the Taylor Circuit Clerk’s office, 12 people have been charged with either attempted murder or murder in Taylor County during the past 10 years.
Eight of 12 were charged in the past five years. Four were charged in 2005 alone.


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Reader approves of new meth bill

In the April 2 newspaper, under the Local Briefs section, there was an article about the anti-meth bill that is in the process of being passed. I feel that the Local Brief section gives a positive impact to the newspaper by educating the readers about what is happening with the government.


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Theft a growing problem for local authorities

By James Roberts

 


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Victim asks that majority of charges be dismissed

Foster pleads guilty, could get probation

By Calen McKinney

 


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Local man accused of burglarizing storage building

A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary after allegedly breaking into a storage building.
According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies responded to a report of a burglary at a storage building on KY 55 last November.
After an investigation, an arrest warrant was written for Everette Ray Fair, 25, of 107 Lincoln Ave. Fair was arrested on March 10 and property was recovered that was taken in the burglary.
He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.


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Campbellsville residents indicted in Marion County on marijuana charges

Two Campbellsville residents have been indicted on charges of growing marijuana.
Justin Garrett, 27, and Kelly Coffman, 24, both of 410 E. Moores Creek, were recently indicted in Marion Circuit Court for growing more than five marijuana plants.
According to the indictments, the two are accused of planting, growing or harvesting the plants on July 28, 2010, with the intent to sell or transfer them.
Bond for both Garrett and Coffman was set at $15,000.
The pair was indicted on Feb. 23, but those indictments were originally sealed.


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Woman admits to dumping 20 to 30 dogs near county line

Dog dumper confesses

By Moreland Jeff


The person responsible for dumping dogs near the Taylor/Marion County line made a call for help and revealed her identity last Thursday.


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Animal shelter cleared of allegations

By Calen McKinney

State officials have dismissed allegations that dogs were buried alive at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.
Discussion about the animal shelter began in November when the News-Journal received a letter from inmate Andy Stewart, who said he was working at the animal shelter when several animals were buried alive.


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Charged with impersonating a peace officer; not his first offense

Man arrested at Taylor County Animal Shelter

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Underwood is county's new advocate for crime victims

By Calen McKinney


From working at a clothing store, day care and hospital to now advocating for the victims of crimes, Andrea Underwood says she wants to help people.


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