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  • Man accused of breaking into home

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with burglary after he allegedly broke into someone's home and damaged their property.

    Leon David Satterfield, 35, of 220 Slate Creek Road was arrested at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18.

    According to the arrest citation, Satterfield is accused of going to another person's home on South Central Avenue and chasing a woman into the home while threatening her.

    The citation states that Satterfield left the property but returned later with a crowbar.

  • Appeal filed in alcohol petition case

    An appeal has been filed contesting a judge's decision to uphold the results of last May's local option election, which allowed some Campbellsville restaurants to serve alcohol.

    Last May, the majority of Campbellsville's voters approved a ballot measure allowing restaurants in Campbellsville - that seat at least 50 people and derive at least 70 percent of their revenue from food sales - to serve alcohol by the drink. However, alcohol can only be served in conjunction with a meal.

  • Learning a new language

    With her teacher sitting beside her, 7-year-old Karen Ramos-Diaz reads aloud from a book. She reads with a great deal of confidence, only struggling with a couple of words. Surprising, considering that a few years ago, Karen spoke little English at all.

    Karen is among the 32 limited English proficient students at local public schools. Between both schools, the students with limited English proficiency students speak Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Arabic.

  • 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.