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By The Staff

Campbellsville residents injured in four-vehicle crash

Two Campbellsville residents were injured in a four-vehicle crash in Campbellsville on Saturday.

Bobby L. Chewning, 72, was in stable condition at Taylor Regional Hospital on Monday, but had been released by Wednesday morning.

According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 3:14 p.m., Kenneth R. Hodges, 67, of Greensburg was driving a Ford Windstar east on U.S. 68. As he approached the intersection of U.S. 68, KY 210 and KY 55, he lost control and struck a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Gayle A. Whitley, 49, of Campbellsville.

Hodges' vehicle continued traveling, striking a 1999 Ford Taurus driven by Eliza H. Tucker, 65, of Campbellsville. Hodges' vehicle then overturned and slid into Chewning's Ford Ranger.

Tucker's passenger, 66-year-old Lummie Webster of Campbellsville, was treated and released at Taylor Regional Hospital. Hodges, Whitley and Tucker were not injured.

Campbellsville Police Officer Shannon Wilson investigated. Taylor County Sheriff's Department, Campbellsville Fire Department and Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue assisted.

Police chief warns of car thefts

Campbellsville Police are warning residents about the increasing number of items being stolen from vehicles.

According to Police Chief Dennis Benningfield, officers have received numerous calls lately reporting that items have been stolen from vehicles.

Benningfield said a variety of different items are being taken and these types of thefts generally increase as the holiday season nears.

He said the thefts have been occurring throughout the county and a few of those responsible have been caught.

However, he said, the thefts are continuing and he wants to make residents aware.

Benningfield said those who park their vehicles in driveways or on streets should lock them. He also recommended removing any items if the vehicles will be parked outside for an extended period of time.

He said police have an idea of who is committing the thefts but asks anyone with information to call Campbellsville Police at 465-4122. He said anyone with questions, or those who have been a victim of car theft, should also contact police.

Man leads police on chase

A Louisville man has been arrested after leading local and Adair County law enforcement on a chase.

According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Allen Newton, Shirley Lazrovitch, 55, of 1902 Stevens Ave. was driving on KY 55 at about noon on Friday.

The report states Adair County Sheriff's Deputy Charles Greer attempted to stop Lazrovitch in Adair County but Lazrovitch failed to stop.

Greer and Lazrovitch crossed into Taylor County where Taylor County Sheriff's deputies intercepted Lazrovitch's vehicle on KY 55 near Lone Valley Road.

The report states Lazrovitch's vehicle reached 90 mph during the chase. Lazrovitch also passed vehicles by driving in the emergency lane and, at times, driving at cars head on.

While Campbellsville police officers blocked intersections, the report states, Taylor County Sheriff's deputies conducted a rolling roadblock to stop Lazrovitch's vehicle.

Lazrovitch was stopped when he collided with the rear of Taylor County Sheriff Deputy Billy Rice's vehicle and other deputies pulled up to the rear side of Lazrovitch's vehicle, giving him no choice but to stop.

Lazrovitch was arrested and charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police.

Campbellsville Police and Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement assisted.