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  • Man charged with sex crime in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on sex abuse charges 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.

    Lary J. Taylor, 37, of 110 Camelback Drive was indicted on four counts of first-degree sex abuse.

    According to the indictment, Taylor is accused of having sexual contact with a female who was younger than age 12 in 2002 and continuing through 2005 and with the same girl on three occasions between 2005 and 2008.

  • Two arrested in connection with break-ins

    Police have made two arrests in connection with a string of break-ins in Campbellsville.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, a 17-year-old male juvenile was charged Thursday morning with four counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree burglary and one count of second-degree criminal mischief.

    Michael Jeffrey Clark, 20, of Campbellsville was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen firearm.

    The investigation continues and more arrests are pending.

  • UPDATE: Tornado watch issued

    A tornado watch has been issued for Central Kentucky. The watch is in effect until 6 p.m. tonight.

    According to the National Weather Service, large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible today.

    According to Taylor County Emergency Management, wind gusts up to 55 mph and sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected throughout the day today.

  • News-Journal office closed Monday

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16.

    This is the first in a series of five scheduled days the office will be closed in the coming months because of the ongoing recession.

    As a result, normal Monday deadlines will be tomorrow.

    The News-Journal will be published and delivered as scheduled.

     

  • Campbellsville woman charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with a drug crime 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.

    Donna Darst, 43, of 84 Anna Court was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance.

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

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

  • UPDATE: Funeral set for police officer

    Funeral arrangements made

    The funeral for David M. Ford, 40, of Campbellsville is set for 11 a.m. Friday at Campbellsville Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Lyon Dewitt Funeral Home.

    Burial will follow at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

    What we know

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the murder of a Campbellsville man.

    David M. Ford, 40, a Lebanon Police officer, was found dead Tuesday afternoon at his Graham Road home.

  • One injured in Greensburg Road collision

    A Campbellsville resident was injured Friday after two vehicles collided on Greensburg Road.

    According to a report by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens, Justin Gifford, 19, of 346 Russell Road and Dana King, 41, of 265 Natures Way were both traveling west on U.S. 68 at 4:45 p.m.

    The report states that King slowed her 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer to make a left turn onto Davis Road. Gifford told Dickens that he was blinded by the sun and struck King's vehicle from behind with his 1995 Dodge Intrepid.

  • H.O.M.E. program focuses on marriage

    Low-income Taylor Countians who want some relationship help may be eligible for a free program that does just that.

    The Happiness and Opportunity through Marriage Education program, also known as H.O.M.E., a nearly $2.3 million federal grant program geared toward providing free relationship assistance to low-income families, began last year.

    And a set of workshops for Taylor County residents to attend, given by the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency, will be available in the next few months.

  • Campbellsville man indicted in Marion court

    A Campbellsville man was indicted recently in Marion Circuit Court.

    According to court records, Luis Ventura, no age given, of 127 St. Anne St. in Campbellsville was indicted on charges of second-degree assault and second-degree robbery.

    According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 3, 2009, Ventura is accused of causing physical injury to another person using a deadly weapon.

    The indictment also reads that while committing a theft, Ventura allegedly used or threatened the use of physical force.

  • No injuries in one-vehicle crash

    No one was injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday on KY 569.

    According to a report by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Underwood, Jeanette G. Hester, 42, of 645 Palmetto Loop in Glendale was traveling east on KY 569 at 6:05 p.m.

    The report states that Hester's 2002 Chevrolet dropped off the right shoulder of the road. Hester overcorrected and then crossed over to the left side of the road and turned on its side in a ditch.

    Hester, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured in the collision.