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  • County receives $15,500 offer for PRIDE cleanup

    Taylor County and Campbellsville could receive up to $15,500 from PRIDE if residents participate in PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month.

    The funds would be used to pay for roadside cleanups and beautification projects.

  • Man gets four years after violating probation

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve four years in prison after he violated the terms of his probation.

    Jake Allen Squires, 20, of 716 Lebanon Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Feb. 17 for sentencing.

    In September 2007, Squires pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication in a public place. He originally faced a charge of second-degree burglary. A charge of fourth-degree assault was dismissed.

  • NRCS announces deadlines for wetlands reserve program

    Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Wetlands Reserve Program. Application ranking cutoff dates are March 27 and May 29.

    WRP applications are continually accepted and those applications received after the cutoff dates will be deferred until the next ranking cycle.

  • Campbellsville resident arrested, charged with burglary

    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with burglary and other charges.

    Ray Noel Grijala, 22, of 108 Shields Court was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13. According to Grijala's arrest warrant, he was charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, a Class B felony punishable by as much as 20 years in prison, and receiving a stolen firearm valued at more than $300, a Class D felony punishable by as much as five years in prison.

    Court records state that the firearm had been taken from a local pawnshop.

  • Two more arrested in crime ring case

    Two more people have been arrested in a case involving 19 defendants accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    The indictment state that the defendants are accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.

  • Three charged in sealed indictments

    Three Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug and other crimes in four indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were:

    - Srivivas Veerareddy aka Sean V. Reddy, 44, of 161 Carter Road was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance.

    Bond was set at $20,000 cash. If convicted, Veerareddy could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

  • Farms fewer but larger

    There may be fewer farms in Taylor County today, but the average size of those farms has grown.

    According to the recently released Census of Agriculture data, there were 941 farms in Taylor County in 2007, down just 2 percent from the previous census, which was conducted in 2002.

    "I would have thought we would have lost more," said Taylor County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Pat Hardesty.

  • One charged in sealed indictment

    A Greensburg man has been charged with selling cocaine in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Christopher R. Tungate, 26, of 3909 Campbellsville Road was indicted on a charge of first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Tungate could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Animal Shelter housing animals from Adair County

    The Taylor County Animal Shelter is assisting the Green River Animal Shelter in housing its animals after an Adair County man was charged with nearly 300 counts of cruelty to animals last week.

    According to a story in the Adair County Progress, David F. Howery, 50, has been charged with 295 misdemeanor charges of second-degree cruelty to animals. He has pleaded not guilty to the crimes.

  • Renaissance meeting date changed

    The next regular meeting of the Campbellsville Renaissance/Historic Preservation Commission will be Monday, March 9 at noon at the Campbellsville Development Center, located at 107 W. Broadway.

    The meeting was originally set for March 3, but was changed because Donna Logsdon, downtown development coordinator, will be attending the National Main Street Conference in Chicago on March 1-4.