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  • Campbellsville man among three arrested on drug charges in LaRue County

    Three people, including a Campbellsville man, are facing drug charges in LaRue County after officers allegedly found $4,000 worth of prescription drugs in their vehicle.
    Jennifer Lynn Ahmer, 26, and Robert Allen Fulkerson, 26, both of Greensburg, and Joseph Douglas Caven, 31, of Campbellsville were arrested and charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, prescription/controlled substance not in its original container and possession of drug supplies.

  • Campbellsville woman indicted in Marion Circuit Court

    Crystal B. McNear, 28, of 6376 Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville was indicted in Marion Circuit Court last Thursday on a charge of third-degree rape.
    According to the indictment, between Dec. 12, 2010, and March 19, 2011, McNear, who was an employee of Marion Adjustment Center, allegedly subjected a person who she knew was incarcerated by the Department of Correction, Department of Juvenile Justice to sexual intercourse.
    Bond was set at $15,000 and she was ordered not have contact with the alleged victim.

  • One injured in three-vehicle crash

    A Lebanon woman was injured in a three-vehicle crash Friday on Meader Street.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Mark Moore, 56, of Campbellsville was attempting a left turn from Meader Street into a driveway when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 1992 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Tiffany Marple, 20, of Lebanon.
    Marple’s vehicle then struck a parked vehicle in a nearby driveway. The vehicle, which was unoccupied, was owned by Terry Houk. The collision occurred at 5:36 p.m.

  • BBB warns of door-to-door sales

    Better Business Bureau has learned that Sylvan Learning Center of Elizabethtown has received reports of two men selling “Sylvan” books door-to-door in Hardin County.
    The men are wearing name tags to look like official representatives of the organization, and one even told a consumer he was an exchange student from Florida trying to legitimize sales.
    The books are being sold for $130 with the promise of being hand-delivered in August. Sylvan is in no way affiliated with these men and doesn’t sell books door-to-door at any time.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital hosts health fair

    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted its annual community health fair on Saturday, June 11 at Taylor County Middle School. About 1,000 people attended, with 600 receiving discounted lab testing. There were also more than 50 vendors providing health-related information.

  • CKNJ has a new frugal living blogger

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal has a new blogger.
    CKNJ Assistant Production Supervisor Becky McCorvey will write about frugal living tips and share her couponing/money saving adventures with readers. McCorvey has been dubbed the “Coupon Queen” of the CKNJ by some of her fellow employees.

  • AT&T invests in Kentucky mobile broadband network

    AT&T and Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced that the company has invested more than $525 million in its Kentucky wireline and wireless networks over the past three years.
    The company will continue to invest in network enhancements as part of AT&T’s planned $19 billion nationwide investment in 2011. This will support plans to enable 4G speeds over a growing portion of the country starting this year along with the launch of LTE beginning mid-year.

  • BBB warns: Watch for calls, invoices from Universal Adcom

    The Better Business Bureau suggests consumers be wary of the company Universal Adcom. Sometimes operating under the business names Hometown Productions and Premier Maps, the company has nearly 400 complaints against it.
    Many of these complaints have been categorized as “serious” by BBB. It should also be mentioned that the majority of complaints to the BBB report multiple complaint issues.

  • Beating the summer heat

    Summer is officially here, and with temperatures inching back to the 90-degree range this week, health officials are warning those heading outdoors about the dangers of heat-related illnesses.
    Aside from the dangers of ultraviolet rays (see front page story), spending too much time outside on hot days can also lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
    Heat exhaustion is marked by weakness, dizziness, nausea and headaches. It can typically be resolved by simply hydrating.
    If not taken care of, heat exhaustion may also lead to heat stroke, which can be deadly.

  • Columbia man accused of assaulting local man

    A Columbia man has been arrested and charged with second-degree assault after he allegedly hit another man and caused multiple injuries.
    Charles Smith, 28, of 900 Burkesville St., Apt. 102, was arrested at 6:20 p.m. on Monday, June 20.
    According to Smith’s arrest citation, he is accused of attacking another man after a friend was involved in a collision.
    Court records state that Smith said the other driver involved in the collision threw a bottle and swung his fists at him. Smith told Campbellsville Police Officer Roy Rodgers that he hit the man once.