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  • Censored


    Those who surfed the web last Wednesday likely saw something unexpected. Many websites went "black" that day in protest of two bills being considered by United States senators and representatives.

    The bills are geared toward stopping copyright infringement but organizers of many websites, including www.google.com and www.wikipedia.com, say they believe the bills are so broad that they will actually disrupt free expression and could harm the Internet.

  • Two indicted on burglary charges

    Two Campbellsville men have been indicted on charges alleging they burglarized two homes and stole from several people.

    Domnick M. Vanirvin, 21, of 1894 Sportsman Lake Road, and Cody Mann, 21, of 101 Anna Court, were indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Vanirvin and Mann were each charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and seven counts of theft by unlawful taking less than $500.

    Vanirvin was also charged with second-degree fleeing/evading and having obstructed vision and/or windshield.

  • Two injured in four-vehicle crash


    Two people were injured in a four-vehicle crash on KY 210 last Wednesday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 3:16 p.m., Sean Nelson, 39, of Buffalo had stopped his 2009 Chevrolet in front of the entrance to Taylor County Animal Shelter when his vehicle was rearended by a 1997 Toyota truck driven by Ricky Judd, 59, of Summersville. Judd's vehicle was then rearended by a 2002 Ford Taurus, driven by Andrea Coomer, 41, of Fairdale. Coomer's vehicle was then rearended by a pickup truck driven by Ethen Spencer, 21, of Campbellsville.

  • Lieutenant governor cuts ribbon for Heartland Commerce and Technology Park


    Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson led in cutting the ribbon for the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park last Thursday on New Columbia Road.

    He also spoke at Campbellsville University where he told Taylor County School Superintendent Roger Cook he won't forget about Taylor County Elementary School as Cook talked about the school's age, number of students and mold problems.

  • Columbia man arrested, charged with human trafficking


    A Columbia man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a suspected prostitution ring in Campbellsville.

    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Adulfo DeAquino Cancino, 27, of Greensburg Street, was arrested Thursday night and charged with human trafficking and unlawful transaction with a minor, being an illegal sex act with someone younger than 16.

    Cancino is also currently identified as an undocumented alien, the release states. He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center and remained there at press time.

  • Gaming issue keeps legislators waiting


  • Community celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Calen McKinney


    James Roberts


    They marched, sang and worshiped together, in memory of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Local man arrested on forgery charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Saturday on charges stemming from the circulation of counterfeit $20 bills in Taylor County.
    According to a Campbellsville Police Department news release, Christopher Dale Tucker, 34, was arrested at 12:35 a.m. Saturday following an investigation by Campbellsville Police, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Secret Service.
    Tucker was charged with first-degree forgery. More arrests are expected, according to the news release.

  • Police investigating burglary at animal shelter

    Campbellsville Police are investigating a burglary at Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    According to a news release, on Friday, Jan. 13, police responded to a report of a burglary at the shelter. Officers discovered that an undetermined amount of cash was taken.
    The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Campbellsville Police at 465-4122 or the anonymous PRIDE line at 469-7743.
    Detective Brian Morgan is investigating.

  • USDA stewardship deadline extended

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service recently announced that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program has been extended to Friday, Jan. 27.
    Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS Office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.