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  • Campbellsville man charged with selling cocaine

     

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with selling large amounts of cocaine.

    Harold Jermaine Barnett, 32, of 403 Underwood St., was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Barnett was charged in four separate indictments with three counts of first-degree selling 4 or more grams of cocaine, possession of drug supplies, possession of marijuana, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and four counts of being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Pastor to serve 30 days for sexual abuse

     

    A Campbellsville man, who has served as a pastor, has been sentenced to probation for sexually abusing two young girls. He will also spend 30 days in jail and register as a sex offender for his crimes.

    Guillermo E. Tamez, 63, of 109 Hill Crest Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last August and charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12.

    According to the indictment, Tamez allegedly had sexual contact with the girls between April 1 and April 30.

  • Fired deputy expected to change plea

     

    The former sheriff's deputy charged with violating the laws he was hired to uphold won't face federal jurors tomorrow as scheduled. Instead, he is expected to plead guilty to committing the crimes next week.

    Former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy William "Billy" Rice was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He has pleaded not guilty.

  • Shaving for a Cause

     

    “I think I look fierce,” he says, as Sarah Cain finishes shaving his head. He still has the beard, but that might go to.

    Brandon Lakes was one of many people who shaved their heads on Saturday as part of the community’s seventh St. Baldrick’s event at Campbellsville University to raise money for children’s cancer research.

    See more photos from the event on a slideshow, posted on today's homepage at www.cknj.com.

  • Fired deputy expected to change plea

     

    The former sheriff's deputy charged with violating the laws he was hired to uphold won't face federal jurors tomorrow as scheduled. Instead, he is expected to plead guilty to committing the crimes next week.

    Former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy William "Billy" Rice was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He has pleaded not guilty.

  • Rash of burglaries hits community

     

    There were five local burglaries last week, and local law enforcement officers say they only have suspects in one of the cases. They need the public's help to solve the rest of the crimes.

    Three local stores were burglarized last week. A local home was also burglarized and someone tried to get inside a local jewelry store, but was unsuccessful.

  • County to consult outside company about courthouse HVAC system

    After discussing the issue for more than a year, they are starting over. Again. But this time, the county will consult an outside company to help decide the best company to replace the HVAC system at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    At last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates couldn’t decide which company to work with to replace the system, Perfection Group or Carrier. Both companies submitted bids for the project, which magistrates have discussed at length at many meetings.

  • Deal in works to demolish motor lodge

     

  • Police searching for man who robbed store

     

    Campbellsville Police officers are asking for the public's help to find a man who robbed a convenience store on Tuesday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to a report of a burglary at a convenience store at 3:50 a.m. on South Central Avenue.

    Officers Daniel Forbis and Dexter Colvin began an investigation.

    According to the report, the owner of the store reported damage to fixtures inside and the theft of an undetermined amount of cash.

  • Police searching for antique store burglary suspect

    Campbellsville Police officers are asking for the public's help to find out who broke into a local antique store.

    Officers discovered a broken window at Pruyear's Antiques on South Central Tuesday morning.

    The report states that Officer Bart Gilpin was on patrol in the South Central vicinity and saw the store's broken front window and then discovered a burglary had occurred. Gilpin entered the store to search for the perpetrator, but no one was found inside the store.