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Today's News

  • Taylor County Civic Club celebrates Black History Month

     

    It was a time to reflect upon the past and look toward the future.

    A large crowd, in some cases several generations of the same family, was on hand at First Baptist Church in Campbellsville on Sunday for the Taylor County Civic Club’s 28th annual Black History Month celebration.

    They stood and sang negro hymns and the church echoed with ‘amens’ as one speaker after another recalled the history of African-Americans, reminding the crowd that “God has brought us a long way, but we have a long way to go.”

  • Cards split pair with Casey, Henry Clay

     

    TreVon Smith scored 37 points, including 17 in the opening period, as Taylor County snapped a nine-game losing streak with an easy 71-47 win over Casey County last Thursday.

    Smith’s opening period output was 11 more points than the Rebels scored in that eight minutes as a team.

    Taylor County (5-21) hit 55 percent of its two-point field goal tries in the win.

    The win was the Cardinals’ first since a 56-45 win over Moore on January 23, a game in which Smith scored 31 points.

     

  • Eagles close regular season with thriller

     

    Campbellsville squandered a 15-point third quarter lead but recovered in the final half minute of the game to close out the regular season with a 70-68 win over Nelson County.

    The Eagles had stretched their five-point halftime lead to 50-35 on the strength of a pair of treys from Connor Wilson, five from John Orberson, and four from Logan Cole.

  • Upward basketball teaches life lessons

     

    It is a cold and dreary Saturday morning. A local resident is out for his daily walk when he notices a lot of activity at a gymnasium.

    He walks inside, and, for a few minutes, watches a basketball game before heading back on his route.

    That, he thinks to himself, is what James Naismith envisioned when he invented the sport in 1891.

    No, there were no peach baskets hanging from the walls, nor was there a jump ball after each made basket.

  • Lady Cards fall to Marion 54-46 in district

     

    Senior guard McKenzie Carney didn’t want to believe her high school basketball career was over.

    Walking out of the locker room at Paul J. Coop Gymnasium, it slowly began to sink in.

    Taylor County’s season ended before the Lady Cardinals hoped it would, with a 54-46 loss to Marion County in the semifinals of the Girls’ 20th District Basketball Tournament Tuesday.

  • Lady Eagles reach district finals

     

    Dreams really do come true, Nena Barnett.

    Heading into the final two weeks of the regular season, the Campbellsville senior guard said she really wished her team would get to region.

    Go ahead and pinch yourself, young lady. Your team is heading to the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament for the first time in 16 years.

    Barnett and her twin sister, senior forward Kiyah, combined for 25 points as Campbellsville beat Adair County 62-53 in the semifinals of the 20th District Tournament on Tuesday at Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

  • TCHS wrestlers medal at state

     

    The sixth year was the best for the Taylor County wrestling program.

    At this past weekend’s KHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, Taylor County had two wrestlers — 113-pound senior Brandon Miller and 120-pound junior Brad Miller — finish third and another — 182-pound senior Dakota Santiago — place sixth.

    The Cardinals placed 14th with 70 points, a great ending to a successful season.

  • Local musician Chase McDaniel and 4th + Main to perform in Taylor County

     

    It is going to feel like a homecoming of sorts for local musician Chase McDaniel when he, along with the other members of his country music quartet 4th + Main, perform at the Roger D. Cook Auditorium at Taylor County High School a week from Saturday.

    McDaniel has well-established roots in the area. He is a Green County High School graduate, but calls Campbellsville home as well. He moved to Nashville and became a part of 4th + Main, a group that is continuing to rise in the country music world.

  • CMS Principal Lewis earns high praise from board of education

     

    Campbellsville Middle School Principal Zach Lewis earned high praise from Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith and members of the CIS Board of Education at Monday’s regular monthly meeting.

    Lewis, who is in his first year as principal of CMS, presented to the board an update about the various activities and accomplishments the students have had thus far in the school year.

  • Trip to National Civil Rights Museum is one worth taking

     

    As we observe Black History Month, I find myself reflecting on a recent trip that taught me more about the history of our nation, including some of the cruelest times imaginable. It was a visit to Memphis, Tennessee, to the National Civil Rights Museum, and it was a trip well worth taking.

    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his life fighting for equality. He did so until his death on April 4, 1968, in Memphis.