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  • Man to spend time in prison for sexually abusing 4-year-old

     

    Calen McKinney

    reporter@cknj.com

    A Maryland man, a registered sex offender, will spend five years in prison for sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl in Taylor County.

    Charles Bernard Miller, 60, of 10349 Owen Brown Road, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in December 2011.

    Miller was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12 and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Campbellsville man to spend 15 years in jail for assault

     

    Linda Ireland

    Landmark News Service

    A Campbellsville man will serve 15 years in jail after pleading guilty to an amended count of second-degree assault in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Jimmy Dean Underwood, 47, of Coakley Road, was charged Jan. 29 with first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, driving on a license suspended for DUI, DUI, his second offense, reckless driving and possession of an open container in vehicle.

  • Campbellsville man charged with third DUI

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Russ A. Heath, 76, of 104 Ashton Drive, was arrested Friday, June 22, at 9:35 p.m.

    According to Heath's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a call reporting a driver who may have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    Court records state that Officer Ryan Jewell met the suspected vehicle. The driver crossed the center line of traffic several times, the citation states.

  • Woman charged with cruelty to animals

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with cruelty to animals after officials found a dead dog on her property.

    DeAnna J. Karnes, 40, of 1348 Davis Road, was charged Saturday, June 23, at 10:15 a.m.

    According to Karnes' arrest citation, Taylor County Animal Control Officer Danny Allen found a deceased dog on her property, along with three others that were malnourished without any food or water.

    Karnes was charged with first-degree cruelty to animals, failure to vaccinate animals and four counts of dogs to be licensed.

  • One injured in South Columbia crash

    An Elk Horn man was injured in a two-vehicle crash last Wednesday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Christopher Clark, 31, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet north on South Columbia Avenue at 8:25 p.m.

    The report states that Clark failed to notice a vehicle in front of him, a 2003 Ford driven by James Cowherd, 30, of Greensburg, that was stopped to make a turn.

    Clark was unable to avoid hitting Cowherd’s vehicle, the report states.

  • McDonald's damaged in fire

    McDonald’s restaurant was damaged after a fire started in a fryer on Saturday, June 23.

    According to a Campbellsville Fire & Rescue report, the fire started in a french fryer and was contained to the fryer and overhead duct.

    The report states that the fire was extinguished by two dry chemical fire extinguishers.

    Twenty-five personnel responded with four apparatuses. No injuries were reported.

  • Jail lawsuit dismissed

    A lawsuit alleging that an inmate wasn’t given the medication he needed while he was incarcerated at the Taylor County Detention Center has been dismissed.

    In June 2010, Georgetown attorney Rocky L. McClintock filed suit in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Ralph Todd Maier.

    Rick Benningfield, Taylor County’s former jailer, and Taylor County government were listed as defendants.
    Maier’s complaint states that he was lodged at the detention center in June 2009 after being charged with DUI in Green County.

  • Cancer, health studies being conducted

     

    They are both free, take minutes to complete and could provide information to help make the community healthier.

    Taylor Regional Hospital is participating in an initiative by the American Cancer Society to better understand what causes cancer.

  • County seeking recycling manager

    The county is searching for an employee to oversee its recycling center.

    County officials officially take over operation of the city’s recycling center today, but they have yet to hire an employee to oversee its operation.

    At a special meeting last Wednesday, magistrates agreed to ask the city to allow an employee who was overseeing the center to stay there for up to a month to help train a county employee to do the job.

  • Fourth of July events set for Wednesday

     

    The heat might not prevent the crowd from coming, but it could postpone the annual fireworks show.

    Organizers have been preparing for Wednesday’s annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration for months now.