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  • Sheriff’s office investigating fairgrounds burglary

    Taylor County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary at the Taylor County Fairgrounds in which more than $10,000 worth of equipment was stolen.
    According to Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy William Rice, who is investigating, the incident happened sometime between Thursday, July 21 and Monday, July 25.

  • Resident accused of attempting to fill forged prescription

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly attempted to fill a forged prescription for Ambien.
    Jeffrey D. Karr, 56, of 341 Beechwood Drive was arrested Thursday, July 21 at 6:03 p.m.
    According to Karr’s arrest citation, Kroger Pharmacy on East Broadway called Campbellsville Police Department to report that a fraudulent prescription was called in to be filled.
    The citation states that the doctor who supposedly wrote the prescription told Campbellsville Police Officer Travis Begley that it was forged.

  • Campbellsville man indicted by Casey County grand jury

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on assault charges and a woman charged with complicity in the same incident.
    John Alexander Morrison, 43, of 102 Diane Drive was indicted by a Casey County grand jury on a charge of second-degree assault.
    According to the indictment, Morrison, on June 28, allegedly caused serious physical injury to Robert Blevins when he shot Blevins with a shotgun loaded with a beanbag round.

  • Resident charged with selling drugs in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville 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.
    Raven Franklin, 27, of High Pine was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance.
    Bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000. If convicted, she could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.
    An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • One injured in motorcycle crash

    A Glens Fork man was injured Thursday morning in a motorcycle crash on Lone Valley Road.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s report, Coty L. Crockett, 20, failed to compensate for a curve on Lone Valley Road at about 12:30 a.m. in the Robin Road intersection.
    The report states that Crockett left the roadway, struck an embankment and flipped over Robin Road.
    Crockett was thrown from his 2001 Suzuki Motorcycle and landed in a field at the intersection.

  • Four injured in crash Tuesday

    Four people were injured and one remains hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of KY 55 and South Columbia Avenue.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 6:12 p.m., David J. Mouser of Campbellsville was driving a 1995 Plymouth passenger car south on KY 55.
    While attempting to make a left turn onto South Columbia Avenue, he turned into the path of a 1990 Mercury Topaz driven by Naomi C. Cave of Columbia.

  • July Fourth winners announced

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration committee recently announced the winners of this year’s July Fourth competitions.
    The winners are:
    - 5K run — Spencer Cottrell.

  • KSP reminds motorists of Urban Limited plate use

    With a growing number of complaints being received, the Kentucky State Police reminds residents about the proper use of Urban Limited plates.
    The Urban Limited registration plate is a unique, limited license plate available at any county clerk’s office. It is available at a reduced fee to motorists who carry/deliver property within or around a particular city. It is used on commercial vehicles such as vans and trucks of different sizes. The plates are available with weights of 22,000 to 80,000 pounds.

  • Searching for gold

    THR & Associates was set up at Holiday Inn Express last week.