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Today's News

  • Comer meets with local industry leaders

    U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-First District) is going back to work today in Washington, D.C., but last week he met with industry leaders in Taylor and Marion counties.

    Comer said they plan to get a lot done in the first 200 days of President Donald Trump’s (R) term of office alongside the Republican-dominated 115th Congress, including a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Learning to square dance

    Those wanting to put on their dancing shoes will soon have that chance as a square dancing club is trying to start up in Campbellsville.

    A beginner’s square dance course will be offered.

    “This is a way to give people something to do,” said avid square dancer Mike Wilson.

    The nearest square dance clubs are in Somerset, Park City and Elizabethtown.

    “You’re going to meet some of the best people,” said square dance caller Kristy Williams. “It is the biggest family.”

  • Juvenile arrested in shootings

    An unnamed juvenile was arrested Wednesday night in connection with three shooting incidents, a Campbellsville Police Department report said.

    The CPD arrested a 15-year-old juvenile on Crescent Hill Drive on 11 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and that juvenile is lodged in the Adair County Juvenile Detention Center, the report stated.

    And for one Campbellsville family, the actions of that juvenile will have a lasting effect.

    Michelle and Timmy Dickens’ home on Coakley Street was one of the houses that were shot at.

  • Taylor County splits district twinbill at Marion County

     

  • Harrison’s play results in Bluegrass Play of Season

     

  • Lady Eagles score last 25 points in 74-29 rout of Burgin

     

  • Eagles fall to Fort Knox 58-50 in Fifth Region All ‘A’

     

    Campbellsville led 3-0 on Ethan Lay’s trey and tied things up at 6-6, but Fort Knox dominated the next two-and-half quarters to claim the Fifth Region All “A” Classic championship 58-50 on Friday night at Caverna.
    The Eagles (4-15) trailed as much as 49-30 early in the final quarter before going on a 15-2 run to narrow the deficit to six.
    Tyrion Taylor tallied 11 points around baskets by Logan Cole and Malachi Corley. Connor Wilson’s three cut it to 54-48 with 1:20 left, but Fort Knox scored the final points at the stripe.

  • Miss Taylor County Fair wins state title

    Molly Matney was crowned Miss Kentucky County Fair 2017 this weekend in Louisville by the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows.

    The KAFHS website stated that the “pride of Kentucky” was on display. The pageantry presented was “some of the most attractive young ladies that the commonwealth of Kentucky can provide.”

    More than 80 young women competed in this pageant, all winners from the member fairs from across Kentucky. Matney, of Metcalfe County, won the Miss Taylor County Fair pageant in June.

  • Legislators share views in town halls

    Both State Sen. Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) and State Rep. John “Bam” Carney (R-Campbellsville) are unsure if charter schools are a good fit for rural areas like Campbellsville.

    “My personal view on charter schools has always been, I think charter schools are great in urban areas,” Wise said. “But out in the rural part of Kentucky, I’m not sure charter schools are the absolute answer … I’m not sold on statewide charter schools.”

  • Lamb excels at state DYW

    Campbellsville High School senior Blair Lamb was named fourth runner-up at the Kentucky Distinguished Young Women program.

    Lamb was named Taylor County’s DYW last June, and represented Taylor County and her school at state competition on Friday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 14, in Lexington.

    The preparation for the competition, Lamb said, was long and hard.

    “We’d work 12-hour days,” she said. “But it was all necessary” and worth it.