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  • 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.

  • 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.