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  • 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.

  • Making History

    A few years ago, Sue Smith was having some work done on the High Street home she and her husband Willard share. When workers removed the fireplace mantel, they discovered a note that had been tucked between the mantel and the wall.

    "It said the mantel was built in 1926," Mrs. Smith said.

    She knew her home had been built some years ago, but, now, it seemed she had proof.

    Today, Smith knows the history of not only her home but several of her neighbors' homes as well.

  • Celebrating Earth Day

    Area children learned how to plant flowers last week at the Taylor County Public Library's Earth Day celebration.

    Stories and crafts pertaining to Earth Day, along with refreshments, were available.

    The library is now open until 8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call Bonnie Webster at 465-2562.

  • Jubilee Center breaks ground

    By year's end, Green River Ministries' Jubilee Center will finally be a reality.

    Local and state officials have converged on 100 Stockyard St. several times over the past two years. On Wednesday, they came together once again to break ground for what will be a one-stop destination for those in need.

    "If it is of God, it will stand and that's what has happened," GRM Board Chair Karl Lusk said during a ceremony last week.

  • Senate candidate visits Campbellsville

    U.S. Senate candidate Greg Fischer, a Louisville Democrat, campaigned in Campbellsville on Friday.

    Fischer is one of eight Democrats who filed for the race in an attempt to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell. At this point in the race, polls show his main competition is two-time gubernatorial candidate Bruce Lunsford. Lunsford's campaign was boosted when former rival Andrew Horne dropped out of the race in February and offered his endorsement.

    But Fischer said on Friday that his poll numbers are on the rise while Lunsford's are on the decline.

  • Farmers' Market opens for the new year

    Opening day at the Taylor County Farmers' Market got off to a slow start Saturday, as cool temperatures may have kept some folks at home.

    About five local farmers set up shop Saturday selling various items, including onions, herbs, flowers, honey, eggs and scented skin care products.

    Roger Benningfield, who was selling honey and onions, said opening day is typically slow. As the weather warms up and more products are harvested, attendance usually increases, he said.

  • Mmmm!Annual pancake breakfast is Saturday

    It takes more than 400 pounds of sausage, about 300 pounds of pancake mix and countless volunteers to make the annual breakfast happen.

    The annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department pancake breakfast is set for Saturday at the fire department.

    According to Taylor County Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson, the fire departments have hosted the event every year he has worked at the fire department - since 1967.

    "It [actually] goes back a long time before that," Wilson said.

    He thinks the event originally dates back 55 to 60 years.