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  • Taylor grand jury issues several indictments

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on burglary and other charges after he allegedly tried to break into a local convenient store.

    Timothy Wayne Crum, 29, of 41 Finus St. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury on charges of third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, alcohol intoxication and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Crum could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

  • Meeting is Monday to discuss budget issues

    Several Campbellsville City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court members will meet today at noon at Councilman David Nunery’s office on Main Street to discuss the County’s budget issues.

    The first meeting of the group was a private meeting. Previously reported as also being private, today’s meeting is now open to the public.

  • Man faces federal child porn charges

    A federal grand jury has charged a Campbellsville man with possessing child pornography.

    According to a U.S. Attorney's Office news release, Paul Nance, 55, was indicted last week in Bowling Green on charges of receipt and possession of child pornography by using his computer between Nov. 28, 2006, and April 4, 2007.

    In the news release, Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill praised the Campbellsville Police Department for its response to the alleged offense.

  • Program helps put 'Experience' to work

    Perry Maddox wants to work.

    In 1987, Maddox was hit by a drunk driver. Already battling rheumatoid arthritis, the combination left her in a deep depression. Her counselor encouraged her to go back to college. She did, and earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology in 1994.

    But Maddox soon found that having a degree in hand wasn't doing her much good.

    "I wasn't getting hired."

    In her 40s at the time, Maddox said, it seemed she was losing out on jobs to younger people.

  • Campbellsville man among three indicted for cocaine conspiracy

    A Campbellsville man is among three people indicted on federal cocaine charges.

    According to a U.S. Attorney's Office news release, Eladio Pedroza Jr., aka Junior, 30, of Campbellsville, Jose Dejesus Cortez Contreras, 41, a Mexican National, and Cruz Serrano Garcia, aka Big Boy, 60, also Mexican National, were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

  • Man who held woman and child hostage pleads guilty

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to raping a woman and holding her and her child as hostages. The prosecutor has recommended that the man serve 35 years in prison for his crimes.

    Anthony D. Holliman, 32, of 155 Sadona Drive in Campbellsville was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in January 2008 on charges of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Nomination deadline is Tuesday

    Taylor County is lucky to have many remarkable women. And the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors just some of those women each May with a special Women's section.

    In particular, the News-Journal is searching for a woman worthy of the title "Taylor County Woman of the Year."

    In cooperation with several local businesses, the News-Journal will publish the special section on Monday, May 4.

    If you know a Taylor County woman who you would like to see honored as "Woman of the Year," nominate her before Tuesday, April 14.

  • Campbellsville man injured in Green County crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in single-vehicle crash in Green County on Friday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, George C. Buck, 18, was driving a 1993 Mazda on U.S. 68, just west of Greensburg when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, crossed a ditch and struck a culvert. The crash occurred at 10:37 p.m.

    Buck, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital. He was treated and released.

    KSP Trooper David Smith investigated.

  • Police searching for Greensburg man

    Kentucky State Police are searching for a Greensburg man wanted on several sex-related charges.

    Police said Gary E. Oler, 46, is wanted on charges of using a minor in a sexual performance, distribution of obscene matter to minors, two counts of first-degree attempted sexual abuse and 10 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Easter bunny breakfast

    Taylor County Extension Office was hopping with excitement Saturday morning as dozens of kids showed up to meet the Easter Bunny.

    Taylor County 4-H Council sponsored "Breakfast with Easter Bunny" as a fundraiser to benefit children in both Taylor County and Campbellsville school systems.

    Parents and children enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes and sausage, and the children had the opportunity to color Easter pictures and meet the Easter Bunny.