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  • Man gets five years for violating diversion

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for violating the terms of his diversion.

    Robert Dale Burton Jr., 22, of 703 Cottage Court in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

    In November 2007, Burton pleaded guilty to receiving more than $300 in stolen property, public intoxication and second-degree fleeing or evading police.

    At that time, Burton was sentenced to a year's probation on the misdemeanor public intoxication and fleeing police charges and ordered to attend substance abuse treatment.

  • 4th District magistrate's race grabs attention

    In an election with little local flavor, some voters will have at least one additional county race to consider in November.

    A special election for 4th District magistrate will take place during the General Election on Nov. 4, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said.

    "This is a special election to fill the unexpired term of Marshall Caulk," Carney said.

    Caulk resigned in March, citing health concerns. His term expires in 2010.

    The 4th District is made up of the Elk Horn-Yuma, Ireland/Irene-Romine and New South areas.

  • After the crime ...

    It started when they were buying a new car. They went to the car dealership, traded their current vehicle and completed an application for a loan.

    They later found out that the loan officer kept their Social Security number, posed as the customers and purchased another vehicle.

    "It was a bad deal," Ron Wise, vice president and loan officer at United Citizens Bank, said.

    While the situation actually happened in another town, Wise said, the person involved was from Taylor County, one in a growing number of identity theft victims.

  • Man accused of engaging in sexual activity with minor

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with four counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor after he allegedly had sexual contact with a juvenile younger than 16.

    Rocky Creed Kelly, 20, of 299 Campground Road was arrested Friday, Aug. 22 at 9:15 a.m.

    According to Kelly's arrest warrant, he is accused of inducing, assisting or causing a juvenile to engage in sexual activity.

    Kelly pleaded not guilty to the crimes, which are B felonies punishable by as much as 20 years in prison each, in Taylor District Court on Monday, Aug. 25.

  • Two charged in sealed indictments

    Two Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in 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.

    - Jeremy Mathew Holmes, 26, of Ray Street was indicted on charges of first-degree selling a controlled substance and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Campbellsville woman arrested in Lebanon

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested in Lebanon on a drunken driving charge.

    Deena Collings, 23, was arrested after a traffic stop by Kentucky State Police on KY 49, about a mile north of Lebanon.

    According to a KSP report, Collings was arrested at 1:22 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 and charged with aggravated DUI. She was lodged in the Marion County jail.

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  • Man accused of burglary after found asleep in home

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with burglary after he was found asleep in someone's home.

    David D. Fisher, 34, of 70 Anna Court was arrested Thursday, Aug. 22 at 9:29 a.m.

    According to Fisher's arrest citation, the owner of a home on West Walnut Street called police and reported that someone was inside his home asleep without permission.

    Court records state that the homeowner told police that he did not rent his home or give Fisher permission to be in the home.

  • UpdatePolice evacuate homes after shots fired

    Police are still searching for the person who shot at officers Thursday morning.

    Campbellsville Police officers were at Sycamore Trailer Park on Sycamore Loop at around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday to conduct a follow-up interview concerning a drug investigation. While officers were at a residence, a shot was fired.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said officers called for backup while attempting to determine where the shot originated.

    After backup arrived, an additional shot was fired.

  • Democratic State Rep candidate chosen

    Democrats have a new State Representative candidate.

    Billy Joe Fudge of Adair County has been appointed to fill the November ballot vacancy. Fudge will replace Doug Mullins, who withdrew after doctors discovered he had lung cancer.

    Earlier this month, Mullins stated in a press release that radiation and chemotherapy treatments would hamper his ability to run an effective campaign. If elected, he stated, his illness and the treatment would prevent him from serving effectively during the first year of his term.