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  • Nine indicted by Taylor County Grand Jury

     

    Nine individuals were indicted by a Taylor County Grand Jury last week. Among those was 35-year-old Shawn A. Cochran. 

    Cochran had two separate indictments that were released last Wednesday. In the first indictment, Cochran faces charges of theft of identity, giving an officer false identifying information, and a persistent felony offender charge. The theft of identity charge is a Class D Felony—punishable by one to five years—and the false identifying information charge is a Class B misdemeanor. 

  • Couple arrested in connection with Camp Acton burglary

     

    A Campbellsville man and woman were arrested last Tuesday afternoon on burglary charges after breaking into a building on the Camp Acton property, according to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    The report states that 28-year-old Charles Bagby and 29-year-old Courtney Giles were arrested and face third-degree burglary charges. 

    TCSO deputies were dispatched to Camp Acton around 2 p.m. last Tuesday after it was reported that individuals were attempting to break into a building on the property, the report said. 

  • Exchange students experience life in Taylor County

     

     They are only here for a short amount of time, but their presence provides a great deal of cultural education and diversity to the community.

    The international exchange student program at Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools bring students from various parts of the world to spend a semester or year studying in the United States.

  • Malone honored with Santa's Helper Award

     

    Ricky Malone has never sought recognition for his many efforts in the community, but he was recently honored by the Campbellsville Kiwanis Club as this year’s Santa’s Helper.

    The Kiwanis Club presents the award annually to someone in the community who keeps the spirit of Christmas alive all year.

    “It was really a big surprise,” Malone said. “I had no clue I had even been nominated.”

  • Arrest made after trailer theft

    A Columbia man was arrested by the Columbia Police Department on Monday on charges of receiving stolen property that was stolen in Taylor County, according to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Joshua Sexton, 26, of Short Street in Columbia, was arrested by the Columbia Police Department on Monday after an investigation by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and Columbia Police.

  • Butler now facing federal charges

     

    Trouble continues to mount for a local attorney. Danny P. Butler has been indicted in federal court and made his first appearance in federal court in Bowling Green on Tuesday, according to a release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Kentucky Coroner's Association seeks drug disposal system

    A little-known aspect of a county coroner’s job duties has been gaining some recognition around the state, as the Kentucky Coroner’s Association is lobbying for legislation that creates a state protocol for how county coroners are to handle the disposal of drugs recovered from a death scene.

    Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook said this is a relatively unknown aspect of his job as Taylor County Coroner.

  • Art Series continues with Tuesday show

     

    The second show of the Central Kentucky Arts Series is quickly coming up, and CKAS board member Lisa Gupton is very excited about next Tuesday’s show.

    “We are very excited about this show, and for all the shows that we have coming up this year,” Gupton said.

    The show will be a concert involving the Almeida Duo, which consists of Denis Almeida Santos and Saulo DeAlmeida.

  • Taylor County earns Work Ready certification

     

    It has been years in the making, but the announcement was made public last week that Taylor County was named a “Kentucky Work Ready Community.”

    A news release from Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner announced that Taylor and Barren counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities.

    “Moving from a Work Ready In Progress Community to a Work Ready Community is a great achievement for Taylor County,” Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan said.

  • Grand jury indicts 11

    A Taylor County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments against 11 people.

    Among those indicted are the following individuals:

    ·      Erik J. Sanders, 18, of Union Church Road in Columbia, on charges of first-degree burglary and theft of a firearm. The charges stem from an incident in which Sanders was arrested in connection with a break-in at Big Al’s Gun Shop on Fairview Road.