Today's News

  • Taylor basketball legend Brent Cox passes away


    If local basketball fans were asked to name a family most synonymous with Taylor County High School, they would quickly say the Coxes of Mannsville.

    And, thus, tonight when Cardinal fans are on their feet cheering their team on against their most hated opponent, cross-town rival Campbellsville, in the opening round of the district tournament, many of them will undoubtedly be doing so with a heavy heart as they mourn the passing of Brent Cox.

  • Second threatening note found at Campbellsville High School


    A second threatening note was discovered at Campbellsville High School Tuesday afternoon. This makes the second time a potentially threatening message has been discovered within the past week. 

    Neither of the messages contained any direct threat to a particular school, student, or staff member. Campbellsville Police were called and are continuing to provide an increased presence at the school for added security, according to CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith. 

  • 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.”

  • Youth learn, share message of peace


    Around the country, people are observing the month of February as Black History Month, and Campbellsville’s First Baptist Church is no exception.

    The church has already had a couple of programs the first two Sundays of this month, aimed at celebrating the accomplishments of historical figures and educating children and others about the past, present, and future.

    Sheila Taylor and other members of First Baptist Church have been working with children in the church to conduct performances aimed at observing Black History Month.

  • Marineau named interim chamber director


    There will be a new, but familiar, face leading the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

    Suzanne Grubesic, who took over the position last spring, announced at this month’s Chamber luncheon that she is stepping down from the position. Grubesic announced that the interim chamber director will be Niki Marineau.

    She said Marineau would be an excellent fit to continue the positive momentum that the Chamber has built over the last several months, with several new businesses joining and a lot of enthusiasm from Chamber members.

  • Sublett writes book detailing cancer battle


    Don Sublett never imagined that he would one day become a published author.

    But the journey that began in 2006 for the U.S. Air Force veteran led him down a path that he will never forget, with highs, lows, and everything in between.

    Sublett is a Campbellsville native, a graduate of the Campbellsville High School Class of 1965. After graduating high school, Sublett spent a year at Campbellsville College before flunking out and then joining the military shortly thereafter.

  • 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.

  • Cook says state could force major cuts for schools


    Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook has been outspoken about some of the potential cuts to education in the upcoming state budget.

    He doubled down on those stances at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.

    With potential increases in costs coming for school transportation, employee insurance, retirement, and other areas, Cook told the board that the district could see as much as a $1.2 million increase in expenditures coming out of the school’s general fund.

  • 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.

  • 20th District basketball tourney starts Tuesday at CHS


    The 20th District Tournament gets underway Tuesday at Paul J. Coop gymnasium on the campus of Campbellsville High School.

    Top seeded Marion County will play Taylor County in the opening game of the tournament at 6 p.m. The Lady Knights beat coach Tim Peterson’s team 54-33 on Jan. 29 and then had to come from behind to knock off the Lady Cards 48-42 on Feb. 2.

    Campbellsville will face Adair County in the night’s second game. The Lady Eagles swept the Lady Indians by scores of 74-70 and 64-51 earlier in the season.