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  • Woman charged with fourth DUI offense

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with her fourth DUI offense after she was involved in a motor vehicle collision.

    Robin Raynor, 51, of 133 Cherwood Drive was cited Thursday, April 10 at 10:08 p.m.

    According to Raynor's citation, she had been involved in a motor vehicle collision and appeared confused when speaking to Kentucky State Police officers.

    The citation states Raynor had an open container of alcohol in her vehicle and told officers she may have passed out while driving.

  • Deputies make arrest in trailer theft

    Taylor County Sheriff's deputies have found the flatbed trailer stolen from Taylor County High School.

    Willie Bland, 29, of 56 Anna Court in Campbellsville has been arrested and charged with the theft.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Allen Newton, Bland was charged with theft by unlawful talking more than $300.

    A report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Finck stated that the theft was caught on the school's security video system.

  • Police search for LaRue teen missing since March 28

    Hodgenville City Police are issuing a public appeal for help in finding a 17-year-old girl who left home March 28.

    Stacey Lynn Locke is believed to have run away from home with 24-year-old Douglas "Bubby" Hert, said Lt. Steve Johnson.

    "She didn't like her mom's rules about staying away from him," Johnson said.

    Stacey's name has been entered into the state's missing persons system and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is printing a flyer with her photo, Johnson said.

  • Business man charged with operating a crime ring

    A Campbellsville businessman has been arrested and charged with operating a crime ring.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Barry D. Burton, 48, was arrested Thursday, April 10 at 1:46 p.m. at Burton's Pawn Shop in Campbellsville.

    Burton owns and operates the store.

    The report states Burton was charged with engaging in organized crime/criminal syndication as the result of an ongoing burglary investigation in Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties.

  • Survey will help improve transportation

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking input from local drivers about how to improve state roads in Campbellsville.

    The Cabinet's Division of Planning is conducting a small urban area study of Campbellsville. The study will include an analysis of existing traffic conditions and safety issues that are on the state routes in Campbellsville.

  • County considers fire substations

    County residents will soon get the chance to voice their opinions about building fire substations and establishing a fire taxing district in Taylor County.

    Magistrates agreed Tuesday night at a special Fiscal Court meeting to support having public meetings to discuss the possibility.

    Taylor County Firewise Board member Tom Fisher addressed the Court about the substations and the possibility of establishing a fire taxing district.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the substations could help residents save money on their homeowner's insurance premiums.

  • Taylor woman's lost wallet returned

    Michael Pierce was running late for work on the morning of April 7. He pulled up at the Country Store on KY 70 West, hopped out and saw something lying on the pavement. Reaching down, he picked up a billfold and tossed it into his truck, then went on into the store.

    Since he was in a hurry, Pierce said he didn't think much about the billfold until later in the day. When he finally did inspect it, he got a shock.

    "There was a lot of cash in it. I didn't know what to think," Pierce said.

  • New magistrate for 4th District

    Taylor Fiscal Court members were greeted with a new face Tuesday night.

    Taylor County resident Kenneth Minor was sworn in as 4th District Magistrate just before Tuesday's special meeting.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said before the meeting that Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Minor to the position on April 9.

    The appointment comes after former 4th District Magistrate Marshall Caulk resigned last month, citing health reasons. Caulk is a Democrat.

  • Bank e-mails are hoaxes

    Campbellsville Police are warning residents about fake e-mails claiming to be from local banks.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said that several local banks have contacted police about the e-mails.

    The e-mails ask bank customers to update their account information by clicking on a link. If the customer does this, identity thieves can then intercept their account information as they enter it.

    This type of scam is known as "Phishing."

    Benningfield said residents should disregard the e-mails.

  • Are you registered?

    Those wishing to help decide the next president or whether to allow Campbellsville restaurants to serve alcohol have only two more days to register to vote in the May Primary.

    Voter registration books will be closed at 4:30 on Monday. Those who haven't registered to vote must do so at Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney's office by Monday. Registration cards that are mailed in must be postmarked no later than April 21.