Today's News

  • Oct. 22-Nov. 8 games

    Wednesday, Oct. 22

    HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER — Taylor County vs. Nelson County and Thomas Nelson vs. Elizabethtown in Fifth Region Tournament semi-finals.

    HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL — Marion County vs. Taylor County in 20th District Tournament championship game at Marion County.

  • A real game changer

    “I can’t believe they lost,” I moaned after my favorite college football team went down in defeat. “Now they for sure won’t make it to the new four-team playoff system,” I continued to grumble.

    Sensing I was descending into a sports fanatic’s funk, my wife suggested we rent an uplifting movie, “Million Dollar Arm.”

  • Remember to thank a teacher

    It happened 19 years ago, but I can still remember how mad I was when we dropped my sister off at school on her first day of fifth grade. It was also my first day of pre-school, and I had waited so long that I couldn’t bear to wait a few more hours before stepping into my first classroom.

  • Grimes should admit she voted for Obama

     It’s kind of like Alison Lundergan Grimes has one-upped St. Peter. The Democratic challenger to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has been excoriated in the usually friendly urban media for denying Barack Obama four times before the cock crowed. Or at least before the Courier-Journal went to press.

  • CMS girls take two in Pink Out

    Campbellsville took both games in a girls' middle school basketball doubleheader at Campbellsville University on Oct. 13 during the Fourth Annual Pink Out games.

    The Lady Eagles raced out to an 11-0 lead in the seventh-grade encounter en route to a 19-12 triumph as Kaitlyn Miller scored six points and Abi Wiedewitsch added five.

    CMS came from behind to take the eighth-grade tilt 25-22 behind 12 points by Cassie Pipes and eight from Kalsiha Murphy.

  • Card teams sweep 18th District soccer titles


  • TCHS’ play-off chances still look good

    Taylor County’s quest for a two-game winning streak took a back slide as the Cardinals fell 21-0 at Mercer County on Friday night.
    Mercer County scored in the opening quarter on a 65-yard pass play and increased its margin to 14-0 before the half on an 8-yard run.
    After a scoreless third frame, the Titans tacked on another score in the fourth period on a 15-yard run to lead by three touchdowns.
    Senior Jarrett Benningfield led the Cards’ offensive attack with 88 yards on the ground.

  • Eagles earn district win


  • Oct. 20-25 games

    Monday, Oct. 20
    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Campbellsville at Green County in Heartland Athletic Conference Junior Varsity Championship (6:00).
    Tuesday, Oct. 21
    HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL — Marion County vs. Adair County (6:00) and Taylor County vs. Campbellsville (7:30) in 20th District Tournament at Marion County.

  • Former rescue chief helps plan funerals


    The most important part is to honor them.

    For decades, Charlie Shaw has helped fire departments and families say goodbye to their loved ones.

    Throughout his nearly 50-year career in firefighting and rescue training, Shaw has helped arrange 500 to 600 funerals for firefighters.

    As funeral assistance coordinator for the Kentucky Firefighters Association, Shaw often gets phone calls about deaths of firefighters across the state. He is asked advice on how to plan the service, and sometimes to help with it.