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Today's News

  • Tigers top Rio Grande

    Campbellsville University’s Tigers raced out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back in posting an 88-72 home triumph over the University of Rio Grande on Saturday.

    The Tigers (15-5, 3-1 and now rated No. 9 in the NAIA poll) held a 25-point half-time cushion before the Red Storm won the second 20 minutes by a 44-35 count.

    Nestor Colmenares paced CU with 19 points and 10 rebounds while T.J. Bishop added 17 points, Caleb Harris 14 and JaVaughn Espritt 10.

  • Public record for Jan. 28

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    Traffic

    Nicole Marie Griffith, speeding, $168; license to be in possession, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Cards inch closer to No. 2 district seed

    Taylor County broke away from a 21-21 deadlock with 14 consecutive baskets en route to a 43-30 home district triumph over Adair County on Tuesday night.

    The Cardinals led 13-6 early in the second quarter after a pair of Tyler Moss three-pointers, but Adair County used a 12-4 run to lead 18-17 just before Matt McDonald’s free-throw jumper at the half-time buzzer put TCHS back up 19-18.

  • CHS claims Fifth Region All "A" Classic crown over Green 69-43

    The Eagles (16-2) trailed 20-18 with 5:50 left in the first half, but reeled off 17 of the next 25 points to lead by 10 (35-25) at the intermission.

    Matthew Davis tallied eight points during the run, and in the fourth frame Bryton Taylor had a spurt of eight points in less than two minutes as the CHS lead grew to 29 at one time.

    Taylor finished with 27 points while Davis had 12 (plus six assists), Aaron Schwoebel 11 and Thomas Downs nine points and 11 rebounds.

  • No one injured in two-vehicle crash

    No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday on Broadway after a pickup truck's brakes failed. According to Campbellsville Police, Barry Derringer of Campbellsville was driving a 2005 Chevy Silverado west on Broadway at 3:43 p.m. when the truck's brakes failed, causing him to swerve to avoid a 2005 Chevy Malibu driven by Tina Mershon of Campbellsville. Derringer's truck traveled up guide wires of a nearby utility pole and came to rest on the trunk of Mershon's car. The westbound lane of Broadway from North Hoskins to North Central Avenue was closed until nearly 5 p.m.

  • Cash announces sheriff candidacy

    Timothy "Sparky" Cash has announced that he will run for Taylor County Sheriff.

     

    A Republican, Cash says that he "will give 130 percent to ensure that this county continues to be properly served."

    If elected, Cash said he will require monthly random drug testing throughout the Sheriff's department "to assure the citizens of Taylor County that the office is drug free and able to carry out the duties in a timely and efficient manner."

  • Two injured in crash, cited on alcohol charges

    Two men were injured Monday after their vehicle struck an embankment. The men were later charged with DUI and alcohol intoxication.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Ronnie Callahan Jr., 30, of 1701 Rennie Road in Elkton was traveling west on West Main Street at 8:40 p.m. in a 1998 Chevrolet truck.

    The report states that Callahan lost control of his vehicle in a curve, struck an embankment and came to rest in a field.

  • Hadley-Mardis wedding

    Devin Hadley and Brandon Mardis were married Sept. 12 at Riverside Landing in Louisville. Pastor Matt Allman officiated.

    Mardis is the son of Diane Mardis of Campbellsville and the late Bobby Mardis. He is employed as an electronic technician with the Kentucky State Reformatory.

    Hadley is the daughter of Kevin and Brenda Manring of Palmyra, Ind. She is also employed at the Kentucky State Reformatory as a dialysis technician.

    The wedding party consisted of Ashley Naville as maid of honor and Cara Schweitzer and MaKayla Mardis as bridesmaids.

  • TCHS volleyball team to host fundraiser

    Taylor County High School Lady Cardinals Volleyball will host a chili and soup dinner fundraising event Tuesday, Jan. 26.

    The dinner will be in the TCHS cafeteria from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $5 and will include soup, cheese, crackers, dessert and dinner.

    The dinner will be during the Taylor County versus Adair County boys' and girls' basketball games.

    For more information, contact Debbie Browning, booster president, at 469-5640.

     

  • Lady Tigers romp 80-60

    In a match-up of teams unbeaten in Mid-South Conference play, the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers had little trouble in disposing of visiting University of Rio Grande 80-60 on Saturday.

    The Lady Tigers (19-1, 4-0) rode the 14 first-half points of Wendi Messer to a 37-20 intermission cushion.

    Messer (17), Whitney Ballinger (16), Mackenzie Lee (11) and Megan Isaacs (10) all reached double digits for coach Ginger Colvin’s club.

    The ninth-rated Lady Tigers visit the University of the Cumberlands on Thursday with the top spot in the MSC on the line.