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  • Tomatoes pulled from stores, restaurants

    If Americans don't have enough to worry about this summer with record-breaking gas prices, a sluggish economy, rising unemployment and adverse weather conditions, add one more to the list: salmonella in tomatoes.

    The Food and Drug Administration Web site warned consumers Wednesday that an outbreak of salmonella appeared to be linked to the consumption of certain types of raw red tomatoes and products containing raw red tomatoes.

    The FDA identified 35 states and countries as being safe for consuming tomatoes; Kentucky is not on the safe list.

  • Republican party selects 4th District magistrate nominee

    The Republican Party has chosen its nominee for the November General Election's 4th District magistrate's race.

    Matt Pendleton will be the Republican candidate. Pendleton was selected by a committee that included the chair and co-chair of the Taylor County Republican Party and a Republican from each precinct of the 4th District.

    Kenneth Minor was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear in April to fill the vacancy left by Marshall Caulk, who resigned in March due to health concerns.

    Minor is expected to run on the Democratic ticket.

  • Police invite businesses to attend security meeting

    Campbellsville Police are inviting all local business owners and managers to a Retail Business Association meeting on June 25.

    The meeting begins at 2 p.m. at Creek Side Restaurant. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss security issues.

    For more information, contact Officer Travis Begley at the Campbellsville Police Department at 465-4122.

  • Bank gets Chamber service award

    Community Trust isn't just a bank. Its employees strive to be a vital part of the community as well.

    "[We tell employees] you're part of the community," said Ricky Sparkman, regional president. "We feel strongly that if you're in a community, you need to participate and be active."

  • Campbellsville woman charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with selling cocaine in two indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Sarah Holmes, 25, of 98 Tharp Drive was charged in two separate indictments on two counts of first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond in each case was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted in both cases, Holmes could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Splash!

    Attendance is up this summer at City Pool.

    Though he admits he's only speculating, Pool Manager Steven Doss said high gas prices might be forcing more families to seek fun at home this summer.

    Last summer, attendance averaged about 125 during June - the peak of the season. So far, attendance is around 160, with a few days nearing 250.

    Located in Miller Park, the pool is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

  • Charges dismissed against man accused of raping 14-year-old

    Charges alleging that a Campbellsville man raped and sodomized a 14-year-old child were dismissed the morning his trial was set to begin.

    Davis L. Curtsinger, 30, of 220 Bluegrass Lane was indicted in May 2007 by a Taylor County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, intimidating a witness and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Douglas M. George dismissed those charges on Thursday, May 29, the day Curtsinger was scheduled to face a jury of his peers.

  • Volunteers needed for summer scrub week

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to "summer scrub" the state's highways. The Transportation Cabinet's Adopt-a-Highway Summer Scrub Week will be held June 15-21.

    Nearly 1,100 groups now participate in Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program, which the cabinet established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 8,000 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.

    By reducing litter, the Adopt-a-Highway program promotes public environmental awareness and makes it easier to promote tourism.

  • Hospital Board meeting changed

    Taylor Regional Hospital's regular Board of Trustees meeting has been rescheduled. The meeting, originally scheduled for June 23, is now set for June 25 at noon. The meeting will be in the hospital's board room.

  • Two arrested, charged with burglary

    Two men have been arrested and charged with burglary.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox, the sheriff's department received a call about a burglary near Meadow Creek Road at about noon.

    The report states Cox found Travis J. Sartain, 24, of 147 Candler Court in Athens, Ga. and Samuel S. Jenkins, 20, of 1142 Jenkins St. in Monticello while recording the report of the robbery.

    Sartain and Jenkins were arrested and charged with burglary. Sartain was also charged with driving on a suspended license and possession of marijuana.