Today's News

  • Harris sentenced to six years


    A Taylor County High School substitue teacher charged with sending and soliciting explicit photographs to students, as well as having sexual contact with the students, was sentenced to six years in jail Wednesday in Taylor County Circuit Court.

    Lawrence Harris, 47, was arrested in March 2017 after an investigation by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. Harris was a substitute teacher at Taylor County High School and also was a local photographer.

  • Smith, Cardinals fighting through growing pains


    TreVon Smith has seen the spoils of victory.

    He has witnessed what it’s like to play in the Mecca of high school basketball, under the bright lights of Rupp Arena.

    For the past two seasons, the Taylor County junior guard has seen the peak of the mountain with the Cardinals, the three-time defending 5th Region champions.

    But this year has gotten off to a rocky start for Taylor County, which is 4-12 after Tuesday night’s win over Louisville Moore. Smith, though, isn’t panicking.

  • Basketball legend Clem Haskins to be honored with court dedication Saturday


    A local legend will be honored Saturday night at a tournament named for him.

    Clem Haskins, a Taylor County native and basketball legend, will be honored by Taylor County High School, as the basketball court in the school’s new gymnasium is officially dedicated in his honor. The court will officially be named Clem Haskins Court. The dedication will take place at halftime of the Taylor County boys’ game in the fourth annual Clem

    Haskins Classic, which is scheduled to start around 8 p.m., following the TCHS Lady Cards 6 p.m. game.

  • Campbellsville teams fall in All "A" play


    When Bardstown defeated Campbellsville 59-58 in the finals of the Campbellsville Holiday Classic in late December, the game was not decided until Connor Wilson’s last-second baseline jumper bounced off the rim.

    It was only fitting that the rematch last Thursday in the opening round of the All “A” Classic was also decided on a shot at the end of the game.

  • Cards get first win in new arena


    Finally, the Taylor County Cardinals have a win in their new Citizens Bank Arena.

    Junior guard TreVon Smith scored a game-high 31 points, leading the Cardinals to a 56-45 win over Louisville Moore on Tuesday night.

    “It’s a big momentum booster,” Smith said. “This is our first win at home and it was good to give our crowd a W. It’s good for momentum going forward. It feels good. We finally got the monkey off our back. It’s relieving, for real.”

  • Basketball legend Clem Haskins to be honored with court dedication Saturday at TCHS

    A local legend will be honored Saturday night at a tournament named for him.


  • Taylor takes down North Hardin, 49-45


    Despite a tough game through the first three quarters from the North Hardin Trojans (5-12), the Taylor County Cardinals (3-11) used good free-throw shooting down the stretch to pick up a 49-45 win last Thursday night at Ron Vevars Gymnasium.

    The Trojans built a 10-1 lead to start the game, and the teams were tied after both the first two quarters, but the crawling pace meant baskets and runs were tough to come by.

    No player finished with more than five rebounds and no one on North Hardin scored in double figures.

  • Hall, Hunt named chair, vice chair of Taylor School Board


    With the beginning of a new year, elections for board officers with the Taylor County Board of Education took place at last Tuesday evening’s regular meeting.

    The board voted unanimously to name current chair David Hall to another term as chair of the board. Current board vice-chair DeAnna Hunt was also re-elected to her current position, also by a unanimous vote.

  • CU plans to start on new fieldhouse in February

    Story by Jordan Alves, CU Sports Information

    The Campbellsville University athletics department received blue prints and construction approval on a new fieldhouse, Vice President for Athletics Rusty Hollingsworth announced on Monday.

    Construction on the CU Tiger Fieldhouse is scheduled to begin with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 1:30 p.m. EST. The project is expected to take 10-12 months, meaning the fieldhouse will open in the spring of 2019.

  • Snow storm dumps 5-7 inches on county

    Mother Nature hit Central Kentucky hard earlier this week, and in the process, she dumped plenty of snow on Taylor County.

    Ronnie Dooley, public information coordinator for Taylor County Emergency Management, said the storm brought snow ranging from 5 to 7 inches.

    “Some got more, some got less, but just about everybody had 5 inches, and we had areas in the county with as much as 7 inches of snow,” Dooley said Tuesday.