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Today's News

  • Rattliff wins Spring Shootout at Richmond Raceway

     

  • Bob Clark sworn in as newest county school board member

     

    A seat on the Taylor County School Board will stay in the family.

    Bob Clark was sworn in as the newest member of the board Tuesday evening, filling a vacancy left by the passing of his mother, Lillian Clark, on Dec. 24 of last year.

    Bob Clark was one of two applicants for the vacant seat, according to Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook, who said the position was filled by Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt. Clark will serve the remainder of his mother’s term on the board, which ends in November.

  • Goodin presented Ky. Gatorade Player of Year award

     

    Quentin Goodin officially received his Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year banner and displayed some of the hardware the Taylor County High School Cardinals won during his five-year tenure.

  • Color to Conquer raises $2,500 for St. Baldrick's

     

    Approximately 73 people came out for the Color to Conquer 5K (3.1-mile) race Sunday afternoon.

    Proceeds from the race go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity that raises money for pediatric cancer research.

    “It’s a beautiful day,” Erwin said after the race. “We had about 30 online pre-registers that showed up, and had several more come in today.”

  • County declares Veterans Memorial Park as surplus

     

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court intends to surplus Veterans Memorial Park, with the exception of the Community Center.

    After a special-called meeting Tuesday afternoon and an hour-long executive session, magistrates voted unanimously to have the park declared as surplus, with current contracts the Fiscal Court has with Campbellsville Baptist Church, Audience 1 Sports and Taylor County Public Schools honored.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the park is costing the county between $40,000 and $60,000 a year.

  • Man charged with trying to kill officer

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Saturday after allegedly trying to hit a police officer with his vehicle.

    The Kentucky State Police arrested William B. Tompkins, 24, who was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, first-degree fleeing police in a motor vehicle and a probation violation, according to a Campbellsville Police Department report.

    The report stated that at about 10:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, CPD officers tried to serve an outstanding felony warrant for probation violation on Tompkins on Gardner Street.

  • Eagles nesting in county

    A nest of bald eagles was spotted last week in a rural part of Taylor County. The exact location has been withheld to protect the eagles.

    “Bald eagles are sensitive to disturbance and nests that are visited too often can be ‘loved to death,’” said Kate Slankard, avian biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  • Marion County clips Lady Cards 3-2

    Marion County scored three runs in the top of the third and held on for a 3-2 softball victory at Taylor County on Tuesday.
    The Lady Cardinals  (7-10) battled back to a 3-1 deficit in the bottom of the frame tallied another run in the sixth.
    Madison Burress paced TCHS’ five-hit attack with a pair of singles and a run batted in while MaKayla Sabo, Autumn Henderson and Sydnee Beard had one hit apiece.
    Only one of three runs allowed by Kenzie Carney was earned.

  • Homeplace to host first-ever Plow Days Saturday

    The Homeplace on Green River is looking to educate people on 19th century farming with its inaugural Plow Days and Spring Festival.

    The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST at the Homeplace, located at 5807 Old Columbia Road (KY 55) between Campbellsville and Columbia.

    “The day will feature a variety of displays and activities that were part of the Homeplace’s early days,” said Billy Fudge, who is helping to organize it. “It’s hard to know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been.”

  • Lady Eagles take down Adair, Thomas Nelson

    Campbellsville High School’s Lady Eagles posted back-to-back softball wins to improve to 10-6 on the season.
    The Lady Eagles took their first district victory this season with a 4-1 road triumph at Adair County on Tuesday.
    MaKenzie Murrell had two singles and a double while Keena Angel singled and hit a solo home run and Brenna Wethington singled and doubled.
    Kailey Morris doubled for CHS and Paige Dabney earned the pitching win.
    Morris picked up the win in Thursday’s 9-4 win over Thomas Nelson.