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  • Campbellsville man arrested on burglary charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Friday night after he allegedly forced his way into a home. 

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 10:47 p.m., police responded to a report of someone attempting to break into a home at Sycamore Trailer Park. When police arrived, it was determined that Arlin Ray Cook, 53, had forced his way into the home and assaulted the resident while inside.

     He was arrested and charged second-degree burglary. He was lodged in Taylor County Detention Center.

     Campbellsville Police Officer Shannon Wilson investigated.

  • Pawnshops, police to go online

    Victims of theft could soon see a greater chance of having their stolen items returned.

    During its regular meeting Monday, Campbellsville City Council had first reading of an ordinance requiring local pawnshops to use an electronic record-keeping program.

    According to Campbellsville Police Capt. Todd Little, when an item is stolen, it is often pawned. Most thieves take stolen items to another city to pawn them, he said, making it a bit more difficult for officers to trace the items.

  • State Police conduct checkpoints over holiday weekend

    In an effort to keep motorists safe during the holiday weekend, Kentucky State Police officers conducted 16 safety checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Taylor County.

    Through Operation Safe C.H.E.C.K., troopers:

    - Made four DUI arrests.

    - Wrote 16 seat belt and seven child restraint citations.

    - Performed 595 vehicle inspections.

    - Made six drug arrests.

    - Wrote seven suspended license citations.

    - Wrote tickets for 152 other violations.

  • Booster seat violations now come with fines

    Motorists who fail to use booster seats for some child passengers could be fined.

    Known as the Booster Seat Law, the law requires children between 40 and 50 inches tall and younger than 7 to be placed in a booster seat.

    "We don't see a lot of it," said Billy Gregory, public affairs officer for Kentucky State Police Post 15 in Columbia. "But it is a problem or [lawmakers] wouldn't have addressed it."

  • Campbellsville man arrested on burglary charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested after police responded to a call that an intoxicated man was trying to force his way into a Handley Avenue home Thursday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, when officers arrived on the scene shortly after 9:30 p.m., it was determined that David Lee Miller, 56, had allegedly gotten into a fight with the residents of the Handley Avenue home.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Woman charged in sealed indictment

    A woman has been charged with selling drugs 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.

    Patricia Simpson, 23, no address given, was indicted on a charge of second-degree selling a controlled substance.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.


  • Police find 600 marijuana plants

    An investigation is still pending, with criminal charges expected, after Taylor County Sheriff's deputies found nearly 600 marijuana plants with a potential value of nearly $1 million at an East Martin Road home last week.

    According to a sheriff's office report, the deputies responded to a report of a gun shot at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at 430 E. Martin Road.

    Following an investigation, and after executing a search warrant, deputies found an indoor/outdoor marijuana growing operation at the home.

  • Elizabethtown woman accused of bringing drugs into jail

    An Elizabethtown woman has been charged with first-degree promoting contraband after she allegedly brought drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center while being booked on other charges.

    Jamie Nicole Thetford aka Jamie Nicole Davis, 30, of 502 E. Circle, Apt. C, was arrested Friday, June 26 at 5 p.m.

  • Four arrested in Miller Park concession break-in

    Two adults and two juveniles have been charged in connection with a break-in at the Miller Park concession stand Wednesday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to a call just after 10:34 p.m. Shortly after, two adults — Silas Jamal Cowan, 18, of Campbellsville and Brittany Ann Parnell, 19, of Columbia — and two juveniles were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief. Parnell was also charged with falsely reporting an incident.

  • In the Garden

    The Campbellsville Woman’s Club annual Lawn & Garden Tour was Saturday and featured 10 properties this year — Campbellsville University, Dr. Ralph and Laura Tesseneer, Jesse and Bettye Jean Kincheloe, Dennis and Judy Surna, Lisa Gupton, Jesse and Lois Kendall, Don Metzmeier, Larry and Judy Grooms, Dale and Barbara Witham, and Roger and Elaine Witham.

    Above, top row from left: a bee settles on a Shasta daisy at the Surna home, a bear figurine appears to be fishing in a pond and a swing surrounded by fragrant flowers invites visitors to rest at the Metzmeier home.