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  • $110,000 to be paid in federal fraud case

    A former Forcht Bank employee has been sentenced to home incarceration and ordered to pay more than $110,000 in restitution on federal fraud charges.

    Kenneth E. Harris, formerly of Greensburg, who now lives in Bowling Green, was charged Feb. 18 in U.S. District Court and accused of making fraudulent loans to people without their knowledge.

    Harris pleaded guilty to the crimes in March and said he took the money from the fraudulent loans and used it for his own benefit.

  • Man receives probation for sex crime

    A Campbellsville man who sent pornographic photos of himself to a Taylor County Sheriff's deputy posing as a 13-year-old girl in an online chat room has been sentenced to probation for his crimes.

    Frankie E. Hardin, 60, of 313 Sharon Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in August 2010 and charged with unlawful use of an electronic system to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

    Hardin pleaded guilty before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly in July.

  • Man sentenced to prison time for computer sex crime

    A Hopkinsville man accused of using a computer to sexually proposition a Taylor County Sheriff's deputy posing as a minor in an online chat room will spend four years in prison for his crime.

    John B. Cox, 39, of 202 Millbrooke Drive in Hopkinsville, was indicted last year by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with unlawful use of an electronic system to induce a minor to engage in sex or other prohibited activities.

  • Man sentenced to probation in elder abuse case

    The Campbellsville man charged with sodomizing a mentally incapacitated person has been sentenced to probation for his crimes.

    Cecil Clay Stubbs, 70, of 104 Tharp Drive in Campbellsville, was indicted in November 2009 and charged with 10 counts of second-degree sodomy.

    According to the indictments, Stubbs was accused of sodomizing the person on at least 10 occasions between Jan. 1, 2009, and March 12, 2009.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper David Smith investigated.

  • CU hires Somerset admissions counselor

     

    Natasha West

    Campbellsville University

    Cindy Dishman of Monticello has been employed at Campbellsville University as an admissions counselor for regional and professional education at CU's Somerset center, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Dishman is a 1990 graduate of Monticello Independent High School in Monticello.

  • CU alum hired at CU Somerset Center

     

    Natasha West

    Campbellsville University

    Joshua Petrey of Eubank, a 2009 alumnus of Campbellsville University, has been employed at Campbellsville University as an admissions counselor for regional and professional education at Campbellsville University's Somerset Center, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

  • Next CHS prom could be off campus

    James Roberts

    writer@cknj.com

    Campbellsville High School's 2012 prom could be held off campus.

    Set for April 28, the prom is too close to the state testing window and requires quite a bit of preparation, CHS Principal Kirby Smith told Campbellsville Independent School Board members during their regular meeting last Monday.

    Having the prom at another location would require less expense for decorations, Smith said.

  • Fourth-grade class collects items for Haiti

     

    Susie Pollock's fourth-grade class at Taylor County Elementary School recently collected items for the nurses at Campbellsville University to take to Haiti. The nursing program will take a medical mission trip in January and is in need of medical supplies and toys for the trip.

    The students viewed videos and photos of a trip to Haiti the nurses took last year, and agreed to collect items to help those in need after an earthquake caused massive damage.

  • New books at the library

    Bonnie Webster

    Taylor County Public Library

    Here are some of the new adult non-fiction books at the Taylor County Public Library.

  • Celebrating diversity

    Greater Campbellsville United hosted its annual Diversity Festival last Saturday at the Community Center in Veterans Mmorial Park.

    The event featured food, games, activities and more to help those who attended learn about different cultures.

    Part of the activities was a fashion show of clothing from around the world.

    Campbellsville University students from Japan and Korea modeled the colorful clothing worn in their countries.

    For more photos, see a slideshow below.