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Today's News

  • 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.

     

  • Campbellsville man arrested on child sexual exploitation offenses

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested by Kentucky State Police Tuesday evening and faces charges of 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 20 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, according to a KSP release. 

  • 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.

  • City schools name board officers for 2018

    The Campbellsville Independent Schools Board of Education started their first meeting of the year with the election of board officers.

    Current board chair Pat Hall was selected to once again be chair of the board, while Suzanne Wilson was selected to be the board’s vice chair. Superintendent Kirby Smith was selected to be the board’s secretary, and assistant superintendent/financial director Chris Kidwell was selected to be the board’s treasurer.

    Board elections are held in January of each year.

  • 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.

  • Raikes shines at state DYW

     

    Taylor County’s Lexi Raikes continued the tradition of young women who excel in the Distinguished Young Women program this past weekend, bringing home the title of third runner up from the state competition in Lexington.

    Raikes, a Taylor County High School senior, is the daughter of Tiffany and Jeremy Cornish. She was named Taylor County’s Distinguished Young Woman 2018 last year, and placed as a top 12 finalist and brought home preliminary scholastic and preliminary interview awards from the state event.

  • Bertram appointed to City Ethics Board

    The city approved an interlocal agreement for financing of the Economic Development Authority debt and appointed a new member to the City’s Ethics Committee at a special-called meeting Tuesday night at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    Phil Allan Bertram will be the newest member of the City’s Ethics Committee. He will replace Don Bishop, who passed away last month. He will join current members Frank Cheatham, Lucy Cox, Mark Rodgers, and Carol Kirtley.