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  • City pool opens May 24

    Campbellsville City Pool will open on Saturday, May 24.

    The pool is located in Miller Park and will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

    The pool will remain open through the week until Sunday, Aug. 3. The pool will also be open on the weekends of Aug. 9-10 and Aug. 16-17.

    Admission is $3 per person. Anyone entering the pool area wearing a swimsuit must pay admission whether they intend to swim or not.

    The cost of pool passes has yet not been determined.

  • It's all in the flip

    Firefighters this year collected a little more than $4,500 for their culinary skills.

    According to fire department secretary Connie Wooley, an estimated 1,500 people were served at Saturday morning's annual pancake breakfast sponsored by the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department.

    Each year, firefighters cook and serve about 450 pounds of sausage, 300 pounds of pancake mix, 12 five-gallon jugs of milk, 100 gallons of coffee, nearly 1,000 packets of butter and 45 gallons of pancake syrup.

  • Sheriff's department investigating theft

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of several trailers.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Allen Newton, sheriff's deputies received information about an individual attempting to unload a possibly stolen lawnmower on Chestnut Grove Road on Monday.

    The report states that when deputies arrived, the person had left the scene, pulling a bumper hitch trailer.

    At the scene, deputies recovered an EverRide Warrior mower stolen from a residence on Saloma Road and a trailer stolen from the Woodlawn Avenue area.

  • Nominate your favorite 'Man of the Year'

    Taylor County is lucky to have many remarkable men. And the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors just some of those men each June.

    In particular, the News-Journal is searching for a man worthy of the title "Taylor County Man of the Year."

    In cooperation with several local businesses, the News-Journal will publish a special section honoring that man - and others - on Monday, June 9.

    The "Taylor County Man of the Year" will be chosen from community nominations.

  • One injured in collision

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured Friday in a motorcycle collision.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy William Rice, Roger Bright, 19, of Reids Chapel Road was traveling north on a 2000 Kawasaki 600R on Reids Chapel Road.

    The report states that Bright ran off the roadway and into a ditch when he attempted to drive around a curve.

    Bright was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.

  • Three enter pleas

    Three of five Campbellsville residents accused of operating a crime ring have pleaded guilty to various charges against them, though criminal syndication charges were dismissed.

    The five were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February 2007.

    According to the indictments, the defendants were accused of conspiring together in the theft and distribution of stolen property in December 2006.

    Indicted were:

    - Joseph Q. Seadler, 24, of 420 Kenny St.

    - Megan Michelle Wise, 20, of 403 Smith Ridge Road.

    - Timothy Wayne Crum, 28, also of 420 Kenny St.

  • Campbellsville man indicted on traffic charges in Marion

    Roberto Alarcon, 28, of 954 Bear Track Road in Campbellsville was indicted recently in Marion Circuit Court. He was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, DUI and having no operator's license or insurance.

    According to the indictment, on Nov. 22, Alarcon disobeyed a direction from a police officer to stop his car. The indictment also reads that he was under the influence of alcohol, another substance or a combination of substances that impaired his driving ability.

    Bond was set at $15,000.

  • No foul play suspected in woman's death

    Though the cause of death will not be known until an autopsy report is issued, foul play is not suspected in the death of a local woman.

    According to Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney, Lori Anne Morrison, 22, was found dead Saturday morning in the University Drive home she shared with four other women.

    "We do not know exactly what the cause of death is, but we have no reason to suspect foul play," Dabney said.

    Morrison died at around 4 a.m. Saturday morning, Dabney said. A call was placed to 911 at 9:15 a.m.

  • Man indicted after shooting at police

    The Campbellsville man shot by police after he allegedly fired a weapon at them has been indicted on charges of attempted murder and wanton endangerment.

    Adam Douglas Powell, 22, of 506 Woodlawn Ave. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, the charges stem from an altercation on March 29.

    The report states Campbellsville Police received a 911 call about a domestic situation involving weapons at 506 Woodlawn Ave.

  • Survey asks readers about their reading, shopping habits

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is conducting a local Internet reader survey to help determine reading and shopping habits.

    Readers will be asked what they like to read, what they don't and their evaluation of what they do read.

    And as an incentive, participants will be entered in a drawing for up to $3,000.