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  • Local men indicted in Marion County

    Five Campbellsville men were indicted in Marion County court recently. They are:

    - Ciro Alcarez, 25, of 710 High Pine in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of third-degree rape.

    According to the indictment, Alcarez is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse on six different occasions with another person incapable of consent being younger than 16.

    Alcarez is being held with no bond and was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim or the victim's family.

  • State leads nation in ATV deaths

    Kentucky may be known for horses, bluegrass and bourbon, but in reality it's becoming known for something much deadlier - leading the nation in all-terrain vehicle deaths, according to Dale Dobson, safety administrator with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

    Twenty-nine people died in Kentucky on ATVs in 2007, Dobson said, and his passion and goal is to reduce that number to zero by teaching people how to safely operate ATVs.

    This past Memorial Day weekend in Kentucky, Dobson said, four people, three of whom were under the age of 16, were killed in ATV accidents.

  • Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative launches new ideas contest

    The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative is offering tobacco farmers a chance to showcase their tobacco production ideas with the Burley Tobacco New Idea Contest.

    The contest seeks to spotlight innovative ideas in tobacco production that improve efficiency and save money for tobacco growers.

  • Woman accused of kidnapping

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after she allegedly would not let another woman leave her vehicle.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox, Deena Richerson, 46, of 906 Reids Chapel Road was arrested at about 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22.

    According to the report, officers from the Campbellsville Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff's Department received a phone call about a woman being held against her will inside a vehicle.

  • All that glitters isn't gold ... so check your jewelry boxes

    In the late 1840s, the gold rush brought people to California to dig for gold. Today, a different kind of gold rush is in full swing, only this time folks are sifting through jewelry boxes.

    "Gold is just good right now. As long as the dollar is down, gold is up," said Rainey's Pawn Shop Manager Lewis Rainwater. "If you don't wear it, or you don't want it, now is a good time to sell it."

  • Reception for CKNJ publisher is Friday

    A reception for long-time News-Journal Publisher Richard RoBards is being given tomorrow afternoon at the CKNJ office, and members of the community are invited to attend.

    RoBards, 61, announced his retirement on May 27. His last day of work is June 30.

    The reception will be from 1 to 2 p.m.

    "It's been great to work for a company for a full 36-year career, doing something you love and with people and a community you enjoy," RoBards said. "I've been blessed beyond belief, really. I couldn't have asked for a better place to live, raise a family and work."

  • Last of five sentenced in crime ring case

    The last of five Campbellsville residents accused of operating a crime ring has been sentenced to probation for his crimes.

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

    The charges stem from the December 2006 burglary of G&S Automotive Sales in which the defendants broke into a back window and stole a safe containing $3,500 in cash and a handgun.

    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.

  • Charges against woman dismissed

    Charges against a Campbellsville woman accused of robbing a local business have been dismissed because she gave back the money stolen.

    Tracy M. Hicks, 22, of 219 Vaughn St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, June 3.

    Hicks had been charged with first-degree robbery. Court records state she was accused of entering D and S Smoke Shop on South Central Avenue in March 2007, pulling a knife and demanding money. Records state she allegedly left with $322.25.

  • CHS coach is Educator of the Year

    He has spent many years on the sidelines, but that doesn't mean he has been out of the spotlight.

    Campbellsville High School boys' basketball coach Tim Davis was recently honored for his service on the court - and in the classroom.

    Davis received the Educator of the Year Award at the annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce banquet earlier this month.

    Local school systems are asked to nominate an educator for the award each year. Chamber investors then vote on the winner.

  • Retail business meeting set for Wednesday

    Campbellsville Police are inviting all local retail 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 Detective Travis Begley at the Campbellsville Police Department at 465-4122.