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  • Another arrested in crime ring case

    Another Campbellsville resident has arrested in a case involving 19 people accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    Amista J. Quinn, 31, of 107 Layton Drive is one of 19 defendants accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.

  • Columbia woman arrested on theft charges at Wal-Mart

    A Columbia woman has been arrested and charged with taking $98,000 from Campbellsville Wal-Mart over a five-year period.

    Campbellsville Police arrested Mary Alicia Garmon, 32, on Monday, charging her with theft by unlawful taking more than $300.

    Read more about this story and others in Thursday's print edition.

  • Man charged with fleeing from police

    A Liberty man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly ran from the scene of a wreck.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury collision Saturday, May 16 at about 5 p.m. on Spurlington Road.

    The report states that the driver of one of the vehicles, James Followell, 45, of 140 Sharp Road fled from the scene on foot.

    For more on this story and others, see Thursday's print edition.

  • City sets new 0.75 percent tax

    People who work in the City could soon pay an extra occupational tax.

    Campbellsville City Council gave preliminary approval to a 0.75 percent occupational tax during a special meeting Monday night.

    Last month, Taylor County Fiscal Court members voted down a new occupational tax agreement. With the vote, and if the County takes no other action before June 30, the current agreement with the City will be broken, meaning the County will keep all of the tax money. That means the City would be short about $1.2 million, which it has come to count on each year.

  • Juvenile injured in two-car collision

    A juvenile passenger was hurt in a two-car collision Tuesday on South Central Avenue.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at around 5 p.m., Darrell Rakes, 24, of Campbellsville was driving a 1996 Mitsubishi south on South Columbia Avenue when he failed to stop and struck a 2002 Saturn driven by Jacqueline Meece, 29, of Campbellsville in the rear. Meece's vehicle was stopped in traffic.

    For more on this story and others, see Thursday's print edition.

  • City pool opens Saturday

    The pool at Miller Park will open Saturday.

    The pool will be open from Saturday through Monday before closing for the remainder of the week. The pool will reopen on Saturday, May 30 and remain open until Aug. 2.

    The pool will re-open on Aug. 8 and Aug. 9.

    For more on this story and others, see Thursday's print edition.

  • City ice storm cleanup totals $23,000

    The City is expected to receive $23,000 for its ice storm cleanup efforts, while the County is still tallying up its total costs for FEMA.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency reimburses for labor costs, equipment and the transportation and disposal of debris when those communities have been declared disaster areas.

    The ice storm that struck Kentucky in late January left hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians without power as trees snapped under the weight of heavy ice, bringing power lines down with them.

  • Paying Tribute

    They gathered to remember him, as they do every year.

    Those passing by Brookside Cemetery on Thursday afternoon might have seen a large group of uniformed Campbellsville Police officers, Taylor County Sheriff's deputies and Kentucky State Police troopers, though they weren't called to the scene of a crime.

    They were attending this year's memorial service to remember Kentucky State Trooper Johnny Edrington II, who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 20, 1988.

    Edrington's murder remains unsolved.

  • Judicial Center nears completion

    The Taylor County Judicial Center is in its finishing stages.

    At last Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court that work on the building is coming along well and is now 80 - and in some areas 90 - percent complete.

    Jones said the tentative finish date for the building is July 28, with offices moving in near the end of August.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Courthouse square, streetscape projects near completion

    May 25 is expected to be the first true unveiling of the Courthouse Square and Streetscape projects. While work likely will not be 100 percent complete, much of the work will be finished in time for the Memorial Day celebration on that day.

    "Despite the weather, we're supposed to be pretty much on schedule," Mayor Brenda Allen says.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said workers are getting ready to sow grass seed, but 12 days of rainfall have halted those efforts.

    "Because of the rain, it's been about impossible for them to work."