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Today's News

  • Taylor County Fair planned for June 6-13

    Everything is in place for the 2009 Taylor County Fair, which will be June 6-13.  

    This year, the fair will be two weeks earlier than in the past and will feature a new midway provider along with a revamped event schedule.

    Harold Young, president of the Taylor County Fair Association Inc., said that the changes were made to enhance and grow the fair. 

    Young cited the crowded mid-summer event calendar in Taylor County as one of the prime reasons for the date change. 

  • Attorney General cracks down on auto warranty calls

    If my home phone rings, 99 percent of the time it's a telemarketer. This has been going on for years. I'll tell ya, pay off a couple of credit cards and the wolves start pounding at your door.

    It's gotten so bad, I won't even answer the phone anymore. For a while, I was getting calls every day.

    Imagine my surprise when I started getting telemarketing calls via my cell phone.

    All of the calls - I've received seven of them this month - are a pre-recorded message warning me that my auto warranty is about to expire.

  • Movie Gallery lawsuit settled

    The lawsuit filed by an employee who was on duty when a windstorm destroyed the local Movie Gallery building has been settled. The terms of the settlement, however, are being kept confidential.

    Campbellsville resident Brittany Preston was working May 18, 2006, when a microburst of wind destroyed her employer's building at about 6 p.m.

    Nearby Arby's restaurant and Citizens Bank and Trust Co. buildings and Amazon.com's distribution center also suffered damage during the storm.

  • Tigers earn NAIA World Series trip

    Campbellsville University will be making its first trip ever to the NAIA Baseball World Series after a 4-0 win over Kansas Wesleyan on Friday in St. Charles, Mo.

    Riding the pitching arm of senior hurler Bryan Fuller, who threw 21 consecutive scoreless innings in a 26-hour period, the Tigers won three straight games after a 5-4 loss to the team they beat for the region title.

    Fuller, from Lewisburg, pitched the last three innings against Lindenwood University on Thursday afternoon, nine against Kansas Wesleyan Thursday in an 11-0 shutout and nine on Friday.

  • State parks offer camping deal

    Kentucky State Parks are offering a deal for weekday campers.

    Campers can stay at a state park campground on three nights for the price of two, on Sundays through Wednesdays, from now until May 20.

    The offer is only for walk-in guests. No advance or online reservations will be taken for this offer.

    The offer is good at any of the park system's 31 campgrounds.

    For more information about campgrounds at Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov.

     

  • Detention Center can't add 20 beds

    In addition to its discussion of funding for Rescue and E-911 (see the story in the May 14 issue), Taylor Fiscal Court also took action on several other issues at last week's regular meeting.

    Also at the meeting:

    - Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers announced that the Taylor County Detention Center will not be allowed to add the 20 beds the Court recently agreed to purchase from the Casey County jail. He said he has been told that the room in which the beds were going to go doesn't have enough square footage.

  • High schools to graduate 292 students

    This year, 292 students will graduate from Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools, 21 more than last year.

    TCHS will graduate 208 students tomorrow night at 7. Ceremonies will take place in the TCHS gym, according to teacher Keith Benningfield.

    CHS will graduate 84 students next Friday at 6:30 p.m. Graduation ceremonies will take place in Hamilton Auditorium, according to librarian Valerie Davis.

    Read more on this story and others in Thursday's print edition.

  • Public record for May 18

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    Small Claims Filed

    09-S-034, filed 5/7/09; Valued Services of KY dba Check Advance of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Raymond Jody Harris of Taylor Boulevard in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on agreement, $415.34 and $91 in court costs.

  • Motorcyclist injured in collision with car

    A motorcyclist was treated for injuries after colliding with a car Monday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3 p.m., La Donna. S. Kearnes, 35, of Campbellsville was traveling south on South Columbia Avenue on a 2005 Harley Davidson when a 1991 Buick passenger car driven by Bonnie J. Collins, 49, of Campbellsville pulled into her path.

    For more on this story and others, see Thursday's print edition.

  • Another arrested in crime ring case

    Another Campbellsville resident has arrested in a case involving 19 people accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    Amista J. Quinn, 31, of 107 Layton Drive is one of 19 defendants accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.