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Ricky Burton found with more than 2,000 pain pills and nearly $180,000 in cash.

Man faces federal drug charges

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man is facing federal drug charges after he was found with more than 2,000 pain pills and nearly $200,000 in cash.

Ricky Burton was indicted last month by a federal grand jury and charged with conspiracy to possess Opana with the intent to distribute it and possession of a controlled substance. Opana is a narcotic pain reliever also known as oxymorphone.

Burton's co-defendant, Devon Antonio McCants of Detroit, Mich., was also charged with possession of Opana with the intent to distribute it and conspiracy.


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18-month-old now in stable condition

Father admits to shaking baby

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with abuse after he allegedly shook his 18-month old son, causing brain and eye trauma.


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Campbellsville man had been charged with sex abuse of two boys younger than 12.

Plea entered in sex abuse case

By Calen McKinney

 


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Defendant sentenced to probation, ordered to receive sex offender treatment.

Man pleads to lesser charges in abuse case

By Calen McKinney

The Campbellsville man accused of inappropriately touching a young girl while she was sleeping has been sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to receive sex offender treatment for his crimes.

Lary Jay Taylor, 38, of 110 Camelback Drive was indicted last year by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and three counts of the same offense against a child younger than 16.

Taylor pleaded guilty to amended charges of first-degree wanton endangerment in September.


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'Some people like to get their presents for free.'

Police urge caution during holiday shopping

By James Roberts

Police have a message for residents this holiday season: Don't make life easy for criminals.

For every sale going on, there are also would-be criminals ready to swipe goods from unlocked cars or unattended shopping carts, local police officials say.

"Some people like to get their presents for free," Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp said.

It's a time of year when people tend to carry extra cash, Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said, which means they need to be extra cautious when shopping.


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Man accused of abusing a child younger than 12

Sodomy trial postponed

By Calen McKinney

 

The man expected to go on trial Wednesday facing sodomy charges won't appear before a jury just yet.

The trial for William Overstreet, 55, of 100 Sycamore Loop in Campbellsville was set to begin before a special circuit court judge on Wednesday. However, the trial has been postponed.

Overstreet will now appear before a judge on Tuesday, Dec. 7 for a pretrial conference.

Overstreet was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in March on charges of first-degree sodomy and intimidation of a witness.


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Defendant accused of abusing a child younger than age 12.

Sodomy trial set to begin Wednesday

By Calen McKinney

 


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Meth, assault and more in grand jury indictments

By Calen McKinney

A Greensburg man has been indicted on charges alleging he stabbed a Campbellsville man.
Micah D. Sears, 28, of 401 Scottsville St. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.
He was charged with first-degree assault, alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.
According to Sears' arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Department received a call on Oct. 14 reporting a fight on Arbor Lane. Court records state that a caller reported that one a man involved had a knife.


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