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A guest column by Taylor County Attorney John D. Bertram

'Drive sober or get pulled over' in Taylor County

We all feel sorrow when someone is killed due to impaired driving. Unfortunately, this senseless loss of human life is a daily reality all over the nation - year after year.

In 2011 alone, the latest year for which we have national data, more than 9,800 people died in crashes that involved a driver or motorcycle rider who had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher - the legal limit in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.


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Heroin a growing part of local drug scene

By Calen McKinney

 

The number of drug overdose deaths and drug investigations appear to be on the rise in Taylor County.

The state's Office of Drug Control Policy recently released a report as to the number of deaths by drug overdose in Kentucky last year.

According to the report, over the past decade, the number of Kentucky residents who die from drug overdoses has climbed to more than 1,000 a year.


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Heroin a growing part of local drug scene

By Calen McKinney

 

The number of drug overdose deaths and drug investigations appear to be on the rise in Taylor County.

The state's Office of Drug Control Policy recently released a report as to the number of deaths by drug overdose in Kentucky last year.

According to the report, over the past decade, the number of Kentucky residents who die from drug overdoses has climbed to more than 1,000 a year.


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Local man charged in fatal crash in Tennessee

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly struck and killed a man while he was driving a tractor-trailer in Humphreys County, Tenn.

Steven B. Edrington, 47, was arrested on June 26 in Tennessee after investigators took nearly three weeks to conclude their investigation.

According to New Johnsonville Police Department Assistant Chief Jeff Arnold, Edrington and the bicycle rider were traveling westbound on Highway 70 during the early morning hours of June 6.


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Prank call leads to officials responding to what they believed to be a shooting

Hoax gets local man in trouble with police

By Calen McKinney

It all started with a phone call.

Jerry Hayden was at his Shofner Road home on June 25 when the phone rang. It was a dispatcher from the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center who wanted to know what was going on inside his home.

"I said, 'There's not a thing going on.'"

Hayden said the dispatcher said there were Taylor County Sheriff's deputies outside his home and he needed to walk outside.


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A guest editorial by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

Honoring fallen public servants

The tragic loss of Officer Jason Ellis recently has left our community, the Commonwealth and the nation grieving for this outstanding member of the Bardstown Police Department, who was passionate about his work and the people he protected.

As a seven-year member of the police force, Officer Ellis was well known to all of us. He was a dedicated public servant, a devoted family man and a wonderful resident. Without a doubt, the passing of this fine, brave man is a profound loss for all of us.


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150 years later: Remembering the Battle of Tebbs Bend

By Calen McKinney

They came to remember and honor the past.


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Episode airs Sunday at 9 p.m. on Oxygen network

Wise to appear on TV show 'Snapped' this Sunday

By Calen McKinney

The story of how a Campbellsville woman was convicted of killing her husband will be featured on national television Sunday night.


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Durham murder trial delayed again

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Riggs pleads not guilty to murder

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