Today's News

  • Two state reps seek ag commissioner office


    With the 2015 General Assembly concluded, at least two state legislators hope they won’t be back for the 2016 session.

    State Rep. Richard Heath (R-Mayfield) and State Rep. Ryan Quarles (R-Georgetown) are hoping to succeed outgoing Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, who is running for governor.

    The winner of the Republican primary between Heath and Quarles will face the lone Democrat in the race, Jean-Marie Lawson Spann, in November.

  • CU squads stay on top of MSC diamond races

    Campbellsville University’s diamond squads continue their excellent spring seasons and remain in first place in the Mid-South Conference races.

    No. 18 baseball team
    For the second-straight week, Campbellsville University baseball completed a Mid-South Conference sweep. The 19-4 Tigers took three at Cumberlands also swept Asbury in a non-conference twinbill on Tuesday.

  • After 25 years, Bratcher bows out of banking


    As Leroy Bratcher circulated the room, every guest received a handshake, a hug and a smile.

    Some guests shared pictures of old times with him, while others simply brought stories from the days of old.

    After 25 years as president of Forcht Bank in Campbellsville, one chapter of Bratcher’s life was closing as another began.

    This was his day.


  • Newton named EKU interim coach


  • Cards conquer Cumberland, Metcalfe

    Taylor County High School made it four baseball wins in a row by besting Cumberland County 9-3 on Saturday and Metcalfe County 14-1 on Tuesday.
    The Cardinals raced out to a 3-0 lead on Saturday and used the pitching of Jordan Nicholas to conquer Cumberland County.
    Nicholas allowed only one earned run while going the distance and walking none and striking out eight.
    Tyler Franklin had a single and a double in the eight-hit TCHS attack while Nicholas doubled and Tyler Frogge and Daniel Carney tripled.

  • Lady Eagles run-rule Casey

    Campbellsville High School used huge third-, fourth- and fifth-inning scoring frames to post a 12-1 softball triumph at Casey County on Monday night.
    Coach Weston Jones’ squad only led 1-0 going to the top of the third, but tallied three runs in that inning and three more in the fourth before a five-run fifth.
    Paige Dabney hit a grand-slam in the last inning while Brenna Wethington followed with a solo shot.

  • Riggs sentenced to 10 years for 2013 murder


    Richard Riggs, who pleaded guilty to a 2013 murder, will spend the next 8 years in jail.

    At a sentencing hearing on Tuesday afternoon, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram sentenced Riggs, 59, to 10 years, with credit for the almost two years he's been in jail since his arrest in connection with the April 19, 2013, shooting of Orvey Harris.

    Prosecutor Larry Holbert, who called the shooting "the most grievous of sins," asked the judge for the full sentence of 10 years. Harris' family was also present to make a statement.

  • Lady Cards end March with 11 wins


  • Sex crimes get Greer 15-year sentence


    Willard Greer, a man who previously pleaded guilty to numerous sex crimes, was sentenced to 15 years late Tuesday afternoon.

    Greer, 65, of Campbellsville, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of both first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12 years of age and first-degree sodomy of a victim under 12 years of age.

    Greer has been housed in the Taylor County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond and a $200,000 bond.

  • Region's best E-town tops Eagles 12-2