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By The Staff

Police investigate theft

Kentucky State Police are investigating a theft in which businesses are targets.

According to a press release, a male representing the Accord Group of Orlando, Fla. has been approaching area businesses, offering to analyze the business and then saying that he has potential buyers for that business.

Police say the man is currently under investigation for theft by deception for allegedly taking money for services and then disappearing.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Trooper James Richard at (270) 384-4796 or (800) 222-5555.

Campbellsville woman injured in LaRue collision

Two women were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Campbellsville Road in LaRue County on Nov. 1.

Leslie S. Keifer, 40, of Greensburg Road in Campbellsville, was driving a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire east on KY 210 when her car collided with a 1995 Cadillac Seville being driven by Nina Flynn, 20, of Upton.

According to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy, Keifer noticed the vehicle in front of her braking and also attempted to brake. She merged into the emergency lane.

At the same time, Flynn had attempted to pass another vehicle and "did not have a clear path," McCoy said. Flynn also "hit the emergency lane." The Pontiac and Cadillac collided head-on.

Both drivers refused treatment at the scene, but McCoy said they sought medical treatment later. Flynn's passenger, Jeffrey Paradise, 17, also of Upton, was not injured.

The vehicles suffered extensive damage.

Campbellsville residents indicted in Marion County

Three Campbellsville people were indicted in Marion County recently. They are:

- Rhonda L. Dickens, 39, of 710 Melrose St. in Campbellsville was charged in two separate indictments for second-degree burglary, two counts of theft by unlawful taking more than $300, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

According to one indictment, on Sept. 16, Dickens entered a home and took property valued at more than $300, possessed a Schedule I or II controlled substance and possessed drug paraphernalia. The indictment also reads that she was over the age of 21 and had been convicted of at least two prior felonies after her 18th birthday.

The second indictment reads that on Sept. 7, Dickens again took property valued at more than $300.

Her bond was set at $50,000.

- Joseph S. Daugherty, 33, of 223 Carnation St. in Campbellsville was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, aggravated DUI, a second offense, failure to wear a seat belt, disregarding a stop sign, resisting arrest, speeding (26 miles per hour over), operating on a suspended license, first-degree criminal mischief, failure of non-owner to maintain insurance, criminal littering, terroristic threatening, reckless driving, disregarding a traffic light, driving improperly on the left side of the road and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, on Sept. 26, Daugherty disobeyed a direction by police to stop his car and was driving under the influence of alcohol or another substance. He is also accused of engaging in conduct that created a substantial danger of death or injury to four individuals.

He also was over the age of 21 and had been convicted of two or more prior felonies after his 18th birthday.

His bond was set at $15,000.

- Matthew L. Cox, 36, of 120 Harris Ave. in Campbellsville was indicted for flagrant non-support.

According to the indictment, between Oct. 2, 2002, and Oct. 22, 2007, Cox failed to provide support for his minor children and owes at least $1,000.

His bond was set at $500 and is non-refundable.