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  • Man pleads guilty in federal court

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to possession of about 17 grams of crack cocaine in U.S. District Court.

    Henry Godfrey Barnett, 57, of 209 Baptist St. was indicted by a U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky grand jury in August 2005 on a charge of knowingly and intentionally possessing, with the intent to distribute, 5 or more grams of crack.

    As a result, according to the indictment, Barnett was also charged with forfeiture, meaning, if found guilty, he would be required to forfeit $800 gained from selling the crack.

  • Man charged with receiving stolen property

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with receiving stolen property after he was found with a trailer taken from Marion County.

    James M. Perkins, 28, of 713 S. Columbia Ave., Apt. A, was arrested at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24.

    According to Perkins' arrest citation, the trailer was stolen from 68 Liquors in Marion County. The citation states Perkins was found in possession of the trailer during a traffic stop.

    On Friday, April 25, Perkins pleaded not guilty to the charge and was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

  • Movin' on up

    Driving through Taylor County during the summer of 2006, Jerry Pippin had a revelation. Already raising a teenage son in Las Vegas, Pippin and his wife, Julie, were expecting twins. Pippin decided rural Kentucky might provide a better setting for his growing family.

    "The community was full of the nicest people," Jerry said. "I thought the place was beautiful."

    Jerry was here to help his brother, Dennis, with his family's move to Adair County. Returning home to Las Vegas, Jerry told his wife about the area.

  • Campbellsville man suffers minor injuries in Marion crash

    A Campbellsville man was treated for minor injuries after crashing his vehicle in Marion County on Monday night.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, John A. Cox, 40, was driving north on Miller Pike when he failed to stop at the road's intersection with KY 84. His 1991 Isuzu left the road and came to rest in a field. The crash occurred at 11:43 p.m.

    Cox was transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon by Marion County EMS.

    Kentucky State Trooper Donnie Moses investigated.

  • 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.