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Gun, knives found in students' backpacks at Campbellsville Elementary

A gun and two knives were found at Campbellsville Elementary School on Friday.

According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to CES at 1:02 p.m. after receiving a report of a juvenile possibly in possession of a handgun.

Upon arrival, officers found a .38 caliber handgun and two fold-out style knives from two students’ backpacks.

The students were detained, according to the report, and the investigation is ongoing with possible charges pending. There were no reported injuries or threats pertaining to the incident.


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Legalization could cause problem for law enforcement

Industrial hemp could give boost to state's ag industry

By Leslie Moore

Two hundred years ago, Kentucky-grown hemp was in high demand all over the United States. And if bills filed in the House and Senate that will allow farmers to grow hemp pass through the Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky could once again lead the nation in industrial hemp production.

While the bill would require federal approval before any hemp seeds could be sown, State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, says Kentucky residents want to be ready to grow if given the green light by the federal government.


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Perian named Police Officer of the Year

By Calen McKinney

 


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‘I do believe we keep them as safe as you possibly can, but with that said, we are still trying to improve on everything.’

Schools look at safety in wake of Conn. shootings

By Calen McKinney

Local school systems are safe, administrators say, and plans are in place should an emergency situation arise at them.

In the wake of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where nearly 30 people were killed, discussion about safety plans has taken place at the public school systems in Taylor County, along with Campbellsville University.


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Local police plan holiday crackdown on impaired driving

Holiday partygoers, beware. To help save lives this holiday season, the Campbellsville Police Department is launching a special Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on roadways.

Campbellsville Police officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and arrest anyone caught driving impaired. Enforcement efforts will include traffic safety checkpoints and saturation patrols. The special enforcement crackdown will run through Jan. 1.


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Attorney says jurors were intimidated, allowed to make cell calls while deliberating

Ford appeals murder conviction

By Calen McKinney

After disagreeing with a local judge on several issues, Tonya Ford has appealed her murder conviction to a higher court.


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Louisville man pleads guilty to sending nude photos

By Calen McKinney

 


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Formal sentencing set for Tuesday, Sept. 18

Tonya Ford found guilty, jury recommends 20-year sentence

By Calen McKinney

Tonya Ford has been found guilty of the murder of her husband, and the jury has recommended a sentence of 20 years in prison.


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Woman's death ruled accidental overdose, cause of baby's death still unknown

Police investigating two recent deaths

By Calen McKinney

Police are still investigating the death of a 3-month-old, and have ruled that a Campbellsville woman’s death last month was an accidental overdose.

According to a Campbellsville Police news release, Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel responded to an emergency call on July 20 that a 3-month-old boy was unresponsive at a home on Mill Street. The infant was treated at Taylor Regional Hospital and later transported to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, where he was pronounced dead.


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Reception for Dooley, fire chief A.J. Johnson set for Aug. 28

Dooley to step down from E-911 position Aug. 31

By Calen McKinney

 


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