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  • Movie Gallery lawsuit settled

    The lawsuit filed by an employee who was on duty when a windstorm destroyed the local Movie Gallery building has been settled. The terms of the settlement, however, are being kept confidential.

    Campbellsville resident Brittany Preston was working May 18, 2006, when a microburst of wind destroyed her employer's building at about 6 p.m.

    Nearby Arby's restaurant and Citizens Bank and Trust Co. buildings and Amazon.com's distribution center also suffered damage during the storm.

  • Detention Center can't add 20 beds

    In addition to its discussion of funding for Rescue and E-911 (see the story in the May 14 issue), Taylor Fiscal Court also took action on several other issues at last week's regular meeting.

    Also at the meeting:

    - Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers announced that the Taylor County Detention Center will not be allowed to add the 20 beds the Court recently agreed to purchase from the Casey County jail. He said he has been told that the room in which the beds were going to go doesn't have enough square footage.

  • High schools to graduate 292 students

    This year, 292 students will graduate from Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools, 21 more than last year.

    TCHS will graduate 208 students tomorrow night at 7. Ceremonies will take place in the TCHS gym, according to teacher Keith Benningfield.

    CHS will graduate 84 students next Friday at 6:30 p.m. Graduation ceremonies will take place in Hamilton Auditorium, according to librarian Valerie Davis.

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

  • Motorcyclist injured in collision with car

    A motorcyclist was treated for injuries after colliding with a car Monday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3 p.m., La Donna. S. Kearnes, 35, of Campbellsville was traveling south on South Columbia Avenue on a 2005 Harley Davidson when a 1991 Buick passenger car driven by Bonnie J. Collins, 49, of Campbellsville pulled into her path.

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

  • 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.