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  • Food pantry faces shortage

    Every month, about 250 Taylor Countians look to the local food pantry to help feed their families. However, with funds running low, the pantry is about a month away from halting services.

    At the moment, the pantry has about $4,000 dollars on hand, said Taylor County Ministerial Association President Michael Goodwin. The ministerial association oversees the pantry.

    With an average weekly expense of $1,000, Goodwin said, there is only enough money to provide food to the needy for one more month.

  • Voters could see paper ballots this fall

    Taylor Countians could cast their votes on paper this General Election rather than on a voting machine.

    In February, Taylor County magistrates approved an agreement accepting $90,000 in federal grant money to purchase new voting equipment.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said the money is part of the Help America Vote Act in which the federal government issued funds to the states to be disbursed to the counties at the state's discretion.

  • Doctor charged with fraud

    An optometrist with an office in Campbellsville has been arrested and charged with Medicaid fraud.

    According to a press release from the Kentucky Attorney General's office, a Franklin County grand jury indicted Paul Lee Patterson II, 51, of Greensburg on Wednesday, April 9.

  • On the road again

    Though it doesn't carry ice-cold confections and play a catchy jingle, it has the same ability to deliver smiles as its distant cousin, the ice cream truck.

    Yet, the bookmobile's patrons are both young and old.

    Taylor County just received a new bookmobile. According to Public Library Director Elaine Munday, the Library Board applied for a grant to fund a new bookmobile in September. The Board was notified in December that the County would receive one of 22 bookmobiles available.

  • Campbellsville man arrested on burglary/theft charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Wednesday after police say he took money from a convenience store cash register.

    According to a Campbellsville Police Department report, Lawrence Eddie Carter, 31, allegedly entered the Gas & Go on South Central Avenue at around 9:30 Wednesday night. Police say Carter grabbed an undetermined amount of cash out of the store's register and then fled on foot.

    Carter was found a short time later and arrested. He was charged with third-degree burglary and theft of more than $300. He was lodged in the Marion County jail

  • Teen arrested, charged with sexual abuse

    A Campbellsville teenager has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing another person younger than 14.

    Gary Joseph Dooley, 19, of 37 Lower Stoner Creek Road was arrested at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.

    Kentucky State Trooper John Adams investigated.

    Dooley was charged with second-degree sexual abuse, a Class A misdemeanor. He pleaded not guilty in Taylor District Court on Wednesday, April 16.

    Dwaine Barnett, Kentucky State Police public affairs officer at Post 15 in Columbia, said Dooley is accused of inappropriately touching a female younger than 14.

  • Traffic enforcement officer named Columbia post trooper of the year

    Senior Trooper Fred Cornett, a Harlan County native, has been named Trooper of the Year for the Kentucky State Police Columbia Post.

    The Columbia post covers several counties including Taylor.

    A KSP trooper since 2002, Cornett was assigned to the Columbia Post after graduating from police academy in August 2002. He is currently serving as a selective traffic enforcement patrol unit and was previously assigned to Marion and Washington counties.

  • 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.